Karen S. Gordon
Karen S. Gordon was born in Burbank, California, to a psychoanalyst and runway model, the fourth of five children, and the only girl.
Her fascination with the twenty-six black and white symbols began when she embarked on her first major writing project at age three: to copy the entire Los Angeles phone directory into her older brothers' school notebooks.
She's led an eclectic life. Karen got her first job at age twelve as a groom for a top polo player in Los Angeles. She was shipped off to a private boarding school in Scottsdale, and later worked as a dough-roller at a major pizza parlor chain while attending the University of Arizona. Later she moved to Coconut Grove, Florida to be closer to her father.
That's where he helped her get a job when she unwittingly went to work at the Hotel Mutiny. The Mutiny Girl is inspired by her experiences working inside the hotel's luxury private club while it doubled as the epicenter of Miami's multi-billion dollar cocaine trade.
Since 1982 Karen has made a living in the commercial film/video production business as an award-winning producer, writer, and editor.
The Mutiny Girl, was released in January 2019, is the first installment of the Gold & Courage Series. The next installment, Killer Deal, will be published in early 2020.
She lives in Texas with her rescue poodle-mashup, Dexter, and is an avid equestrian.
The Mutiny Girl
This hot thriller set in contemporary Florida will transport you to the era when the Cuban and Colombian drug lords ran the city of Miami. The Dade County coroner rented refrigerated trucks from a fast food chain to store murder victims.
Inspired by a true story, The Mutiny Girl has been praised by NYT bestselling author, Steve Berry, Kirkus Reviews, BookLife, and readers alike.
Lauren Gold and Vance Courage jump at the chance to buy a remote luxury West Texas guest ranch. They've been looking for ways to launder a few million bucks and this deal seems perfect.
After settling in as the new owners, tragedy strikes. A body is found in one of the buildings. The ranch manager—a holdover—pressures them not to immediately report it. Meanwhile, rumors swirl that the Supreme Court Justice who died of natural causes at the ranch before they bought it might actually be an unsolved murder. Suspecting the killer might be among them, they begin to dig for clues.
What they unearth is chilling. The resort is ground zero for a secret society of global powerbrokers with a shocking agenda that stretches from Silicon Valley...to Frankfurt...all the way to Capitol Hill.
Starting out two steps behind, Gold and Courage must play catch-up. Or risk becoming the next victims.