When I'm not writing, I'm in court usually as a criminal defense attorney. I've done it for 21 years and I've just about seen it all when it comes to people. I draw a great deal of inspiration for my characters from bits and pieces of people I've observed and the innumerable cases I've handled.
I'm married to Renee and we have 2 sons Max, 20 and Riley 16.
The cover for Cold Lonely Courage is a wonderful painting from a celebrated British water-colorist, Michael Morgan.
Cold Lonely Courage
Cold Lonely Courage starts with a bang. It's the time of the German blitzkrieg in France, in the early stages of World War II. A young soldier named Yves is mortally wounded and is sent to a field hospital. His sister Madeleine visits him just before he dies. She travels back home to her parents, and they continue to run their restaurant in German-controlled Vichy France. Madeleine and her parents want to join the Resistance movement as they are forced to serve Germans in their cafe. One day a German officer brutally rapes Madeleine as she walks in town. The young girl's desire for revenge reaches a crescendo. The action continues as Madeleine exacts her revenge and sails for England and into the service of Churchill's Special Operations executive, his sole directive, "Set Europe ablaze."
Cold Lonely Courage is made original by its choice of perspective with a female protagonist such as we usually only see with male protagonists in this type of novel. The action is high with a lot of drama, realistic emotion, and a touch of a love story. Both men and women will be able to identify with the actions and emotions of the well-defined characters.
Angel's Don't Die
The year is 1973 and the Middle East is ready to explode on the eve of the Yom Kippur war. In a Jerusalem market, a PLO suicide bomber kills a Mossad agent, creating a diversion resulting in the capture of an NSA agent. Abandoned by the US government the agent is left to fend for himself.
The captured agent is the godson of famed WWII assassin, Madeleine Toche. Feared as the Angel of Death, she must send the PLO a bloody message,' release the agent or die.' With the help of the Mossad, Madeleine unleashes her fury, leaving a path of destruction everywhere she goes.
Infiltrating a PLO safe house, Toche begins her search. Berthold Hartmann, the head of the Mossad, suspects Toche is active again as he surveys the carnage left after her clandestine visit. All of the PLO operatives are dead, and the ancient Hebrew symbol for The Angel of Death is painted in blood over the body of a tortured PLO leader. Hartmann recognizes her signature, he trained Toche in the art of death, those many years ago during the darkest hours of WWII.
Patience County War
Kill or be killed. Patience County Sheriff, Sam Trunce is in the cross hairs of a Mexican drug cartel. He is not alone.
Patience County’s secret army of combat vets, Masai warriors and history’s most deadly female assassin strand at his side.
The Cartel’s murder squad and Patience’s army hurtle towards war, winner takes all.
This action follows Sheriff Sam Trunce as he protects his friends and family against crime and the plague of methamphetamine. A violent Mexican gang begins manufacture and distribution of the drug in their community with an attitude of impunity. Sam, a former Detroit police detective and Special Forces veteran, responds to the attack on his rural Missouri community as if an invasion force was advancing.
The Mexican drug cartel has no idea who's waiting for them, Patience County's own army!