A Dark Place is the horrific story of a loathsome serial killer and the disconcerted homicide detective tasked to track him down, told by someone who knows police work and how it affects the psyche over time. The hunter and the hunted, each in his own way, have descended into darkness.
"Really really really creepy!"
The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world's largest repository of Shakespeareana and English Renaissance books, manuscripts, and objects d'art. Nobody alive knows the library better than Special Police Officer Lt. Norman Blalock; he's been guarding it for 25 years. That's why he is the perfect candidate to pull off an inside job and heist from the library's underground bank vault a priceless artifact that can rock the foundation of English literature...
"Fast action and a mix of fact and fiction"
Based on a chilling true crime story. Just how far some people are willing to go to make ends meet depends upon their moral compasses, or lack thereof.
Sarafian's good buddy, homicide detective John Mayfield, once told him over drinks belly up to the bar of FOP DC Lodge #1 that the devil is always depicted as a pitchfork-toting, horned, cloven hoofed red beast with a tail, but he's not. "The devil is not repulsive," Mayfield continued, "He's attractive. Evil must be inviting... seductive. Charismatic. Tantalizing. The devil is a handsome man, a beautiful woman." Mayfield was right. Vickie was the devil. And it was high time for Dr. Thomas Sarafian to send his wife back to hell.
Rock Bottom is featured in the noir anthology, To Hell in a Fast Car, edited by John L. French. You are cordially invited to ride-along with a dead man. Fasten your seatbelt. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
It is the tale of a DC cop's on and off-duty ghostly encounters with a childhood friend who died in his youth. Hauntings can be murder.
Cold as Ice, which is featured in the crime fiction anthology D.C. Noir edited by George Pelecanos, is the recipient of the Public Safety Writers Association's 2010 Writing Competition Best Published Short Story Award.
"Good vs Evil"
Private Eye Luther Kane had planned to free his client Nadia "Gypsy" Kurylenko from the clutches of Russian Mob Boss Ivan the Terrible Sizov by stealing evidence from Ivan's safe and turning it over to the feds to get the mobster picked up on RICO charges. His plan came off without a hitch up to the point he woke up on the floor of Sizov's living room, helpless and at the mercy of the merciless...
The weight of the world on my shoulders, I lit a Newport with my trusty Zippo Anarchy lighter and reflected on this career I've been pursuing for most of my adult life, dealing with life-and-death situations on a daily basis and coping with the consequences of things I've done in the line of duty. The choices you make can cost you. In police work, as in life, even when you do the right thing sometimes things turn out horribly wrong.