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Adams, Walter S.
If the Shoe
When compulsory education goes
amok, fear, bloodshed, romance, deceit, prejudice, and revenge dominate
one man's life. Chris Samuel stoically marks off each day spent teaching
in the alternative school from hell, believing it will all be over in one
short year. Blinded by love, he's totally ensnared in a deathtrap
and is the last to learn the harshest lesson survival can teach. Now
it's up to a local cop to stop the bloodbath Samuel's own naiveté helped
to unleash, or Chris Samuels' world as he knows it will come crashing down
* * *
A young American child runs away from home
to Mexico and emerges years later as the world’s greatest bullfighter, only
to meet his fate, but not in the bullring. One of the countless women
drawn to this ultimate hero of the corrida proves that the animals
he constantly faced in the bullring can’t compare to an evil woman on a
Now it’s up to two Monterrey cops to solve the mystery
of who accomplished what hundreds of fierce bulls couldn’t. Can they
solve the crime while preserving the reputation of the greatest matador
ever? Unfortunately, the greatest bullfighter’s murderer isn’t done
yet. As the detectives get closer to what really happened, they are
targeted for death. The Greatest explores the darkest sides
of bullfighting, greed, and revenge as it catapults the reader to its lethal
The Holy Mark
Father Tony would never have become
a priest but for his grandmother's interpretation of that peculiarly shaped
birthmark on his head as a sign from God. His New Orleans family had
enough money to allow him to pursue his real interests; but when the archdiocese
appointed him surrogate father to a home for wayward high school students,
he discovered another--darker--passion: teenaged boys. Now Tony's
uncle and the Archbishop of New Orleans conspire against him. But
the priest is determined to survive, even if he has to conceal his identity
and prowl the streets of the French Quarter by night in this shocking, tell-all
pseudo-memoir of a pedophile priest caught between the cynicism of his own
Southern upbringing and the political machinations of the Roman Catholic
A small band of humans journey
to another star system to found a new civilization. Four of them explore
the only Earthlike planet in the system. Despite sending robots ahead,
they find surprises both wondrous and deadly. Only three leave Tembega alive, but one of them acquires a new understanding of her place
in the universe.
* * *
Kate is tormented by strange
nightmares--but also driven by them. Harry becomes a charismatic leader
of the New Age movement. Kate's drive leads her into space, while
Harry develops a new philosophy that gives humanity a key role in the cosmos.
* * *
Annelle Petrov is a new editor at the Jessup
Gazette-Journal. When she and reporter Bill Glass set out to investigate
a 30-year-old rumored murder by Sheriff's Department deputies, they begin
to unravel a tale quite different from what they had expected. When
they finally piece the story together, they take it to their editor-in-chief.
But learning what happened, he points out, isn't the same as proving
it. Can they?
* * *
A respected physician is charged with murder
after performing an abortion, and the political world explodes. Both
sides in the abortion debate decide they must win this test case, and they
pull out all the stops. The narrator is a young reporter trying to
keep his paper in the forefront of the coverage while being pushed by his
editor, by events, and by his own conscience. Before the maelstrom
blows itself out, more lives have ended, and the reporter is a little wiser.
When Murray Tranter and his
spoiled daughter Rochelle go on holiday to La Palma, unforeseen
circumstances force Murray to hire Alexandra Fox, a young drifter with a turbulent past, to keep his daughter safe while
he's away on business. It isn't long before Alex discovers that looking after
Rochelle is a much tougher job than she bargained for. Events take a sinister
turn for the pair when they find themselves embroiled in a terrorist
plot which could spell disaster for the East Coast of America.
* * *
"Three Words" Trilogy
Abducted to serve
as a test subject for a new, top secret branch of technology allowing for
interstellar travel, Jerome Cuillon is sent to the world called Danshi.
Following his shuttle's crash, Jerome is written off for dead. Only
one thing keeps him going; a burning thirst for revenge on the agency that
abandoned him there. With the help of the native Shiiran, Jerome must
try to find his way across Danshi to the touchdown point for the ship before
it leaves and he is truly stranded on this alien world. But one thing
he is about to find out very soon; on Danshi, nothing is ever what
Jerome Cuillon is a semi-failed
actor, recently back from the secret world of Danshi and looking forward
to returning to his normal life. Some hope.
Following a cryptic message from his one-time ally, Acheron,
Jerome is manipulated into visiting the woman on her home turf, the subterranean
area of Khéshênalong with his companion from Danshi, Christine Smith.
With Acheron is Jerome's old nemesis, Jon Vaughan, determined to destroy
him once and for all.
Any thoughts of further revenge are rapidly driven from
Jerome's head as he struggles to come to terms with the harsh brutality
of life in Khéshên. With predators and hired knives at every turn,
and every region in Khéshên on the verge of declaring war on the others,
Jerome is going to need all the strength and ingenuity he can muster just
to stay alive...
Jerome has survived the Khéshên
war, barely. Now he just wants to go back home, back to his old life,
to look after his girlfriend Christine and their baby. There's
just one problem with that. Jerome and Christine are currently on
a ship heading away from both Khéshên and Earth, along with a handful of
fellow survivors. Crash-landing on a strange planet, tensions rapidly
mount among the group, causing allies and friends to turn into bitter enemies.
There's only one slender hope; the native tribes have a legend about the
Sky People, and are each guarding a piece of a map left behind that might
just point to a way out. With only Ja'arn, Rrasska and Christine sticking
with him, Jerome must somehow find all the pieces and put them together.
But with traps and guards surrounding every piece of the map, that's not
going to be easy...
* * *
Project Tau is a top-secret,
highly classified scientific experiment. Kalin Taylor is a college
student who turns up in the wrong place at the wrong time and is forced
into signing a contract giving the scientific company GenTech permission
to run a series of tests on him while, unbeknown to him, GenTech fakes his
death with the use of an illegal clone. Trapped, mutated almost beyond
recognition, Kalin discovers the truth behind GenTech and the Projects;
the brutal, sadistic 'training', the abuse, the 'punishments' in the form
of powerful electric shocks. With only Project Tau and the one scientist
who believes in him as allies, Kalin has to escape before GenTech's training
Will You Be
Two teenagers from two very different
backgrounds get caught up in a cesspool of drugs, prostitution, and murder
while fighting to survive in a world over which they have no control.
Their battle to break free will eventually cost them everything!
* * *
Two women trying to escape their
unrelenting personal demons start new lives despite the censure of an unforgiving
society and discover that second chances are hard won as they fight their
pasts and themselves. One will be forced to face her mortality, while
the other will be pushed to kill in order to survive.
Boone, Mark E.
An untamed precipice – suitable only for birds of prey – becomes the unlikely
means for human redemption as rebellious, unsavory elements of The Sorcerer’s
Council of Mongstrom devises a far-reaching conspiracy for domination and
immortality in hopes of thwarting prophecy on Earth.
After evoking the heinous wrath of a crotchety old sorcerer, the Fledgling
World of Men are faced with a calamitous future of enslavement and worse unless
they can find the one person who heard the pronouncement of the curse, the
one who knows how to remove it. Left with a burgeoning mystery, very few clues,
and little hope for the future, a hearty but reluctant band of four adventurers
sets out into the unknown, searching desperately and facing daunting challenges
and constant peril along the road to the nether region. Little did they know,
their quest was only the beginning….
* * *
Now here’s a cast of characters: A disgruntled, former FBI agent turned
cantankerous, scotch-swilling gumshoe, his deceased friend’s widow – a warrior
monk, a Jewish boy – and the unlikeliest of pairings, an underworld demoness
plagued with life-defining issues and a beleaguered, earthbound angel on the
arduous path to heavenly redemption.
Bound as one, the misfits find themselves in a perilous struggle against nuances
of good and evil to thwart Satan’s boldest, most ruthless plan yet to usurp
the world of men in the 20th Century.
On the verge of an emotional breakdown, Annie Delaney
seeks professional help. Her search for inner peace and self-worth
begins with the unveiling of a secret. Annie has hidden from reality
for more than two decades. Now the man she once loved and trusted
like a brother is dead--but so is her rapist. While Annie searches
for answers and a way to fill the emptiness, she is oblivious to the dangers
ahead. Hate explodes into the ultimate act of violence: someone had
An Apache war Chief roams the hills outside Camp Grant waiting to
fulfill a blood-oath to find and kill the Cavalry scout. Will the scout
realize he is being stalked in time and will he be able to rescue the
beautiful Colonel's daughter the Apache took in time to save her from a
Mr. Incan Empire
In an alternate New World unconquered by Europe, Manco Puma is Mr. Incan
Empire--a trendy young model and actor with a handsome face, a bad boy
reputation, and a managing contract with notorious Aztec mob boss Moxex
Pen Nama. But when Moxex asks Manco to marry the leader of a deadly,
all-female Iroquois biker gang, it's the beginning of a descent into
insane worlds of organized crime, bloodthirsty gods, and a hallucinatory
quest upon which the destiny of all mankind may depend.
Present Day, Scotland.
A ghostly Thomas has had three centuries to think: about the woman he failed
to rescue, the brother he betrayed, and the friends he killed. Aided
by his ghostly brother, Francis, he will seek the mystical stallion that
brought him to the girl, return to the Room of the Lost and all the horrors
it holds. Back to that fateful day he will travel, but will he make
the same mistakes, mistakes that forever haunt him in The Brothers?
The Red Earth
Pecan Mountain is a beautiful, secluded bastion
of the South. Sidney Weaver leaves New York, hoping to find peace
in the small town, but is rejected by the people there, who disapprove of
her. Lonely, she wanders daily through the woods behind her home,
where one day she finds a weeping woman, her face bloody and bruised.
Shocked, Sidney realizes the woman is Gwen Johnson, a classmate from high
school, who is now married to a terrifying man. As Sidney and Gwen
become friends, Sidney becomes determined to help her escape from her husband.
She enlists the aid of the town sheriff, but he is unable to help, and Gwen
is too afraid to run away. She refuses to leave her husband, sure
he will stop hurting her some day, until one terrible night, when her husband
assaults her in such a horrifying way that she and Sidney finally take matters
into their own hands.
Herda, D. J.
President, Cop, Rock Star, King
Elvis Presley is bored with life
within the confines of Graceland. But when he travels to Washington to offer
the president his services as an undercover federal agent, he gets more
than he bargained for—a badge from the head of the Bureau of Narcotics and
Dangerous Drugs; a rogue cop out to destroy him; a jealous guitar player
and Elvis look-alike bent on exacting revenge; and an awakening to his own
growing penchant for self-destruction. Along the way, things really get
* * *
Three Days of the Covenant
investigative reporter falls head-over-heels in love, it’s a good thing.
When the target of his affections is a classy/sassy blonde charged with
protecting the world’s most valuable book, it’s a bad thing. Or, at
least, it is if the reporter is determined to steal the book from under
When Lainie Davis finally rounds
up enough evidence to put the guy away for life, he neatly sidesteps her
attempts by proving that he couldn’t have stolen The Lost Covenant
because it was never really stolen in the first place. As the undercover
insurance cop digs deeper into Daryl Dartanian’s background, she learns
that he works for Central Intelligence…but not ours. He’s dirt
poor but owns a mansion in Puerto Vallarta and a seaside villa in Carmel.
He’s a college dropout who enjoys playing with radioactive isotopes.
He bicycles around town but he owns a stable of the most exotic collectible
cars in the world.
By the time she falls under the
growing scrutiny of the police for being an accomplice to the Covenant’s
mysterious “theft,” Dartanian is laying plans for a future of unbridled
debauchery in yet another new estate by the sea. This time, he plans
on bringing a friend.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
* * *
Bk. 1 -
Bound for Carlotta
When Dean Janus stumbles across an Internet promotion
for a professional Domme, his curiosity is piqued. By the time he
decides to check it out, he is already ensnared in an ever-widening web
of drugs, money laundering, BDSM, and murder. Only the tenacious love
of a woman nearly ten years younger can save him. But is that love
strong enough to go head-to-head with Mistress Carlotta? And can Dean
overcome the prejudices he has against his young, headstrong lover?
His very life may depend upon it!
Bk. 2 -
When Domme Mistress Carlotta escapes from prison,
Dean Janus bears the brunt of her wrath. Taken into bondage to a small
adobe outside Ensenada, he is broken of his will and forced to do her bidding.
He returns to the states, where under orders from Carlotta he drugs and
kidnaps his own fiancé, and returns with her to Carlotta's adobe, where
she too is eventually turned into a devoted slave. But when M.C. introduces
a young peasant girl to become Lynn's charge, Dean turns the tables on the
Domme and sets the stage for a supercharged ending.
Bk. 3 - The Unbroken
Mistress Carlotta is released from prison and
rehabilitated from a life of depravity and sado-masochism. In atonement
for her sins, she agrees to help set up a home for abused submissives—men
and women. But the temptations prove too strong, and before long,
Carlotta has fallen back into her evil ways with a hauntingly frightening
twist. She breaks, then sells her slaves to the underground, where
they are forced into the alternative-sex trade or made to perform in alternative
snuff flicks. When Lynne turns up dead, Dean turns up the heat and
presses authorities to take up the chase. As the trail turns cold,
he springs into action, enlisting the aid of Lynne’s younger sister—who
turns out to be more than Carlotta can resist!
* * *
"Eastern Glow" Trilogy
Bk. 1 -
Paula is young, intelligent,
and hauntingly beautiful--a woman of strong will and unbreakable spirit.
Restless and eager for adventure, she and her husband strike out for Afghanistan,
where they have been enlisted to help rebuild the new democratic regime.
Paula wants a different life for the two of them: a renewed love for her
husband and a renewed sense of well-being for herself. But what she
finds are turmoil and upheaval. As the countryside around her erupts
into guerrilla warfare, her devotion to her husband is challenged by his
need for drugs until finally she meets a passionate Afghan rebel willing
to help. But his help proves futile, driving Paula further into desperation
until her rebel companion steps in to save her from the forces of pending
Bk. 2 -
of the East
A young American woman and her Afghan-born husband
take on new and ominous overtone when Paula suddenly finds herself attacked
in her home by two Iraqi thugs. When she learns that Shadar has disappeared
on his return from business in Hong Kong, she sets out to find him.
Along the way, she uncovers a sordid trail of human bondage, gun smuggling,
and Al Qaeda terrorists. All nearly ends in a deadly fire-fight with
outlawed Islamic fanatics. But what happens to Paula ... and will
she really confront the Butcher of Baghdad about the whereabouts of Shadar?
Bk. 3 -
A cozy night at the opera turns deadly as Paula
and Shadar stand by helplessly. Their investigation into the death of Shadar's
closest friend soon leads them to Kabul, where Shadar is charged with the
task of helping to set up the underground Iraqi Resistance Movement to ferret
out and destroy opponents of Coalition Forces and the newly elected Iraqi
Free Parliament. From there, they wend their way to the Tigris, when
Shadar suddenly disappears. Fearing the worst, Paula tries desperately
to contact the underground and finally manages to reach the head of the
movement ... of the wrong underground! As the Republican Guard and the dreaded
Iranian secret police close in on her, she faces the dilemma of her life:
should she flee ... or stay and fight against all odds to find Shadar?
* * *
"Hymie Stiehl" Series
Bk. 1 -
a Loon - The Death and Life of Hymie Stiehl
When Yiddish Bulldog Hymie Stiehl learns that
his friend, Jungle Jim Alavera of the Chicago White Sox, has disappeared,
he knows he has to act fast. Realizing that Alavera is still alive
but in great danger, Stiehl and his young, rakish college-professor sidekick
seek to locate him before the Mob does. But when bodies begin turning
up like dead flies at a bad delicatessen, Stiehl calls upon the local D.A.
and the members of the venerable Twelfth Precinct to step in to help solve
the case ... and very nearly ends up a statistic, himself.
Bk. 2 -
in the Court
As Hymie Stiehl and sidekick D. J. Shanahan arrive
in Trinidad, Colorado, to ensnare whoever sent Stiehl's close contractor
friend to prison, Stiehl has a revelation. He sets the kid up as a
contractor to work underground. But when the "kid" gets charged with
passing bad checks, contractor fraud, and finally murder, things get ugly.
Stiehl goes underground while the kid bails out, and the two of them meet
to uncover the worst in human society--from a dirty District Court Judge
right on down to drug-pushing, drug-crazed local vice cops gone wild.
Things look bleak for D.J.'s upcoming trial when suddenly Stiehl has a revelation.
Halfway through the preliminary hearing to bind the kid over for murder
one, Stiehl shows up with three Federal officers--and the kid gets a change
of venue ... much to the chagrin of the judge. When the judge goes
to step down and the FBI clasps him in cuffs, he pulls a gun from beneath
his robes and shoots his own bailiff in the head. As the judge is
hauled away, Stiehl reveals the real savior behind the scenes in an ending
as touching as it is creative.
Bk. 3 -
Blurb/Logline A Caribbean cruise goes sour when a wealthy German
industrialist turns up dead during an attempted robbery--murdered with his
own gun. The plot thickens when Yiddish Bulldog Hymie Stiehl learns
that the man's stepson had lost more than $20 thousand at the tables the
night before. The man's wife, too, stands to gain financially from
her husband's death, although she voluntarily takes a polygraph test and
passes with ease. When links to a Belizean woman emerge, Hymie grows
restless. The deceased industrialist had been having an affair, and
his wife found out. What better peg to the murder than a spurned wife?
But when the wife's own son is killed, all eyes fall elsewhere, and it's
up to Hymie to unravel the most bizarre and twisted tale of murder and chicanery
Bk. 4 -
Ronald Deus has an ax to grind. In fact,
he has several. The sharpest is reserved for his beloved mother—the
only person standing between Deus and a fortune in family stocks and bonds.
But when he takes aim at committing the perfect crime, little does he realize
that it’s he, himself, who is standing in his own crosshairs.
"Nick and Nora Cavender" Series
Bk. 1 -
Blurb/Logline Nick and Nora Cavender set out to invest
in a racehorse destined for the Kentucky Derby. But when the horse’s
jockey turns up dead—and his jockey friend, and the track steward, and the
trainer—they know they're onto one helluva story. Who will be next?
Nora very nearly finds out ... the hard way. It isn't long before
the society couple realize they're in for the crime of their lives.
Pre-Publication Review: This is the best racing
mystery I’ve ever read. It’s pure dynamite, a page-turner from the first
to the last. The relationship between the characters is supercharged.
And why wouldn't it be, with Nora Cavender, herself, the great granddaughter
of Dashiell Hammett's even greater Thin Man, Nick Charles. Highly recommended!
– Don Bacue, Editor-in-Chief, International Features Syndicate
Bk. 2 - Stakeout
When one-time private eye Nicky Cavender and
his reporter wife Nora take a busman's holiday skiing in Banff National
Park, they soon find themselves searching for a missing Canadian heiress
... and her jewelry ... and her hotel room suite! All vanished into
As hotel officials struggle to learn what happened to room 432, Nicky devises
an ingenious plan for a reverse stakeout of the grottos outside Banff's
hot springs to uncork the truth. But before long, he discovers it
is he who is being stalked in one of the most creative story lines ever.
Bk. 3 - Chameleon
When Nora's Chicago Daily Tribune editor sends
her to the U.K. to cover the Irish Darby, she soon learns that derby day
is not without its inherent risks. Within hours of landing, she finds
herself the target of a mysterious stalker. Nick lays plans and apprehends
the stalker, who turns out to be anything but! When Nora disappears,
Nicky faces a blank slate for the first time in his life--why was she kidnapped?
Is she unharmed? Where is she being held? What clues can their
new Welsh Corgi puppy provide? And are the locals right when they
claim that only the Irish moors hold the answer ... and the answer is death!
Hemingway Out of Havana
As Ernest Hemingway falls under J. Edgar Hoover
scrutiny for defending Fidel Castro while the revolutionary leader stands
poised on the outskirts of Havana, the author decides to take matters into
his own hands. Working out of the seedy Hotel Ambos Mundos, Hemingway
maneuvers behind the scenes to help bring an end to the corrupt Batista
regime. On his third wife and fourth mistress--and well into a life
of failing health and alcohol addiction--the author decides there might
be one more story unfolding before him, one more novel to help seal his
reputation in greatness. But, as Hemingway welcomes the Cuban liberator
into Havana, rumors from the Soviet Union and rumblings from the United
States--pro-Batista to the bitter end--threaten the author's very reasons
for living ... and very nearly threaten life, itself.
* * *
Season of Dreams
finishes high school and flies down to Miami Beach for a break. When
she fails to return, her mother suspects foul play. But for Denise,
her play is anything but foul as she finds herself mistaken for a glamorous
model and hobnobbing with Miami society. When she auditions for a
bit part in a local movie financed by the mob and wakes up a week later
with track marks on her arm and a guard outside her door, she knows she’s
not in Kansas anymore. Slowly she succumbs to indoctrination as a
hooker who quickly becomes a top-earning call girl and, eventually, a Hollywood
madam. Along the way, she learns that falling in love can be a dangerous
pastime when your boyfriend just happens to be the connected murderer of
your own sister.
Two Mules for McCandless
Block is just an average P.I. except for one thing. He craves adventure.
He gets just that and more in this true story of murder, lust, torture,
and resolution. When at last he uncovers the truth about the son of
the California mobster who hired him to clear his son's name, he finds himself
scrambling for his very life.
A breathtaking tale
made all the more exciting by the fact that it's based on a true story.
The action is non-stop, and the characters will live in your memory for
"This is Dennis
Hopper in Doublecrossed times ten, the scenes of Block being tortured in
a Mexican jail are absolutely haunting. It's a sure winner at the
book stores, as well as at the box office." - Don Bacue, Editor-in-Chief,
International Features Syndicate
The Secret Arroyo
As an Army scout, Wade Hawkins learned his job
well—he is the best tracker west of the Missouri. It is a skill that
comes in handy, for he’ll need all of his wiles to overtake the murderous
flesh-traders who abducted his Choctaw wife from their home several days
before. As he closes in on her captors, he finds more than he bargained
for: a troop of ruthless, bloodthirsty ex-rangers with plenty of fire power
and 16 Indian women—captive squaws—on their hands. But was Tantien
one of them?
Anthology of Chicago-based Short Stories
When author/editor D. J. Herda left Chicago,
he took a big part of the city with him. Now he has unleashed it in
all its wild-and-wooly, sexually charged, hit-and-hit-harder glory.
These tales are hauntingly vivid, running the gamut from Crime and Punishment
to Coming-of-Age in the Windy City.
Places Where I've Done Time, Too
Author D. J. Herda has traveled the world
several times over, first as a professional syndicated travel writer and
then as a working photojournalist. Here he assembles the most poignant,
touching, uproarious, and human of all of the stories he has amassed from
the different places where he’s done time.
For Cat's Sake and Other Bizarre Tales from Beyond the Grave
Touching, humorous, ethereal, and uplifting tales
about all kinds and manner of animals the author has known intimately through
his life by the author whom some people call “the best short-story teller
* * *
From the master teller of
short stories, here are the best mystery and suspense tales with just a
touch of the supernatural thrown in for good measure.
The Devil Within
When a man makes a pact
with the devil, he does so not in exchange for untold wealth, health, love,
or longevity, but in order to stimulate his mind (he loathes boredom and
despises boring people). The devil agrees to grant him superior intellect
and the intelligence to survive in a hostile world, and soon the man heads
up the most powerful terrorist network in history. But he fails to
anticipate his still human weaknesses and soon falls in lust bordering on
love. The only problem: the woman is a Central European Command (CEC)
operative who has been assigned to paranormal investigations into terrorist
links. When she learns from her lover who he really is and where he
gets his power—and, worse, that he knows who she really is--she sets out
to do the only thing her conscience will allow her to do. She must
destroy him, even if it means making her own pact with the devil to do it!
The Sweat of Her Brow
of a hard-boiled she-male undercover cop with a roving eye and a serious
attitude who has a hard time staying one jump ahead of the law.
Baby Makes Three
Richard Bass and his teenage daughter discover that living in a rambling
home has its drawbacks. But when they take in boarder Alicia Desiree,
they soon learn that nothing is as it first appears--absolutely nothing!
Sweet Nothings from No One
As the Roaring Twenties come to an end, a new
age of enlightenment greets the world. Leading the charge is Dorothy
Parker in her endless search for love, sex, and notoriety. From her
steamy back-room sexcapades with some of Hollywood’s sexiest stars and her
political barnstorming for the acquittal of Italian anarchists Sacco and
Vanzetti to her death among the ashes of antiquity, her story unfolds with
all of the delicate satire of a five-pound mallet.
In the mountains of northern Colorado, a young
couple live life to the fullest, sharing their good fortune, drugs, and
mates with their New Age friends. Shortly after they erect a tee-pee
several hundred yards from their log cabin home, they take in a tenant who
has just suffered a painful divorce. When Donnelly’s golden retriever
trots down to an all-night Bachanalian feast, he follows along to bring
the dog home. But his hosts insist that he join in the fun.
When the next morning a Wiccan witch disappears, the dog locates her
face-down in a mountain stream just behind the tee-pee with her throat ripped
open. Before long, other guests suffer similar fates, and Greg and
DeeAnn begin to wonder if their decision to take in a renter was such a
good idea after all. When they approach Donnelly to suggest that he
move out, he disappears suddenly, leaving only his dog behind. Or,
they wonder, did he?
Lonely at the Bottom
The tell-all story of a married
Catholic priest out to avenge his wife's murder; but just how deeply into
the archdiocese hierarchy will he have to dig and what shocking discoveries
will he make along the way?
Trail of Vengeance
A lawman from Montana takes off his badge to
avenge the murder of his wife and four children and ends up on the wrong
end of a Confederate scouting party’s rope.
Showdown at Stinking Springs
A shiftless Colorado con man uses his wits to
steal a fortune from the territory's most notorious gunman and, while he's
at it, sets his sights on the guy's gal for good measure.
* * *
A group of teenagers trapped in the year 2112 on a recently formed planet
stumble upon a secret entranceway to a very special location: the future.
When two of the boys disappear in a blinding flash of light, the others
begin their search for them. The two time travelers find themselves
in a generation a century into the future where they meet the Hosgoths,
a warlike race of mercenaries who make fortunes from enslaving Intergalactic
travelers to work in the lidium-rich mines of the planet Salandra.
But now the travelers have another problem: they can’t return home.
They can't remain where they are, either, without risking enslavement to
What will they do? Where will they go? Assuming Dahl can find
a way to tame the awesome power of the Titanium Time Portal, somewhere into
the future. What will they find there? Only time will tell.
When two 14-year-old boys growing
up on the streets of Chicago ditch class and borrow a friend’s car, they
embark upon a wild and crazy day of joy riding that takes them to the Art
Institute, through lower Wacker Drive, and to Fats’ Place, where they learn
to drink, smoke, and shoot pool while managing to wind up on the wrong side
of a Chicago Police Department’s blotter. When one of the cousins
finds himself in the crosshairs of a .44 Magnum held by the quivering hands
of a notorious local junkie gang banger, they know there’s only one way
out…but will they have the courage to pull it off?
To Dance with Dolphins
When Mark’s father, who had abandoned the family upon his son’s birth
more than 16 years ago, learns of his ex-wife’s death, he shows up on the
exotic isle of St. Lucia, masquerading as a stranger to help Mark find the
murderer. A former private investigator in California, the father
soon puts together a package of suspects that leaves Mark reeling.
Mark’s mother had been
a beloved marine environmentalist who was working in the islands to save
the local dolphin population from decimation. Everybody adored her.
Well, nearly everybody.
When Mark’s father finally
fingers the closest friend his son has in the world, the boy explodes...before
learning who this mystery investigator really is and how he knows
what he knows. Now all Mark has to do is to come to grips with who
really murdered his mother—and why—while somehow managing to steer
clear of the rifle sights, himself!
*Based on a true-life incident