It's been eight years since artist and single mom Rebecca Underhill was abducted and left to die in an old broken down house located in the middle of the dark woods. But even if her abductor, Joseph William Whalen, has since been killed, another, more insidious evil is once more out to get her in the form of the Skinner. The son of an abusive butcher, Skinner intends on finishing the job Whalen started but failed at.
"Not your happily ever after!"
Chase, seeking inspiration for a new book, and a big pay-off, stumbles onto the opportunity of a lifetime: to use his PI and archaeological sandhogging skills to seek out an aircraft hidden deep in a remote part of the Amazon jungle. But the aircraft in question isn't any old airplane. Legend claims it's an ancient flying machine called the Golden Condor - an intergalactic spaceship delivered to the Incas by aliens more than 1000 years ago.
"Better than the first"
It’s been 30 years since the terrifying abduction of twin sisters Rebecca and Molly Underhill by a deranged man who lived in a cabin behind their house. Fearful of retribution against their family, the girls kept the incident secret. Rebecca, now a painter and art teacher, suddenly begins getting mysterious text messages. Is Molly - long lost to cancer - trying to communicate? It couldn’t be their attacker from so many years ago; he was imprisoned for a similar crime at about that same time. Surely he’d still be in jail or dead by now - wouldn’t he?
"So bad it was painful."
Chase Baker is a true Renaissance Man. He's also a man who knows how to find trouble. A part-time resident of Florence, Italy, his resume reads like a modern day Da Vinci or Casanova. Writer, private investigator, tour guide, historian, treasure hunter, adventurer, and even archaeological sandhog, Chase is also a prolific lover. Unfortunately for him, his dangerous liaisons all too often make him the target of a jealous husband.
"I was really engrossing in the story right from "
Chase Baker, Renaissance man and adventurer is back. When a flirtatious, beautiful young woman by the name of Andrea Gallo claims to be a fan of his pulp novels, Chase can't resist reciprocating in the lusty attraction. But that night, while the two enjoy a romantic evening of wine and love in his Florence apartment, he is suddenly kidnapped from his bed by two thugs who turn out not only to be working for Great Britain's infamous MI-16, but also working side-by-side with Gallo.
"Chase baker and the Da Vinci"
Orchard Grove is a town like any other, with quiet neighborhoods and apple groves...though Ethan, the depressed screenplay writer, and his secretive wife, Susan, would tell you differently. So would the seductive serial killer living next door. The apple trees are fertilized with evil, and the backyard fences aren't enough to stop the manipulative mind games and dangerous lies. The lines between good and evil are blurred and then erased as Ethan does what it takes to survive.
They call Jack Marconi “Keeper”. As the warden of the maximum security Green Haven Prison, his specialty is keeping things locked down. But when an infamous cop killer busts out on his watch, Keeper must leave the world of iron bars behind and join the ranks of the hunted. There’s no doubt that Eduardo Vasquez had friends on the inside. Now some of the same people who helped Vasquez escape are trying to set up Marconi to take the fall. To clear his name, he’ll have to go on the lam himself.
"Change of pace setting"
When Reece Johnston was a boy, a fire destroyed his home, killing his mother and brothers while leaving him scarred for life. It also kindled something dark inside him: an irresistible attraction to flames in all their terrifying, tantalizing power. But after two failed arson attempts - and two trips to the mental ward - he was finally able to put down the matches and pick up the pieces.
"Boring, predictable plot, annoying narration"
Renaissance man Chase Baker is back in action with a new adventure that takes him to mysterious India and the jungles of Nepal where he goes on the hunt for a missing God Boy born with three sets of arms and who is said to possess the ability to perform miracles. Problem is, the hunt not only involves searching for his lost love, the beautiful anthropologist, Elizabeth Flynn, it also means facing down an army of newly resurrected Thuggee Cult fanatics, their radical terrorist leader, Kashmiri, and inevitably, the evil God Kali herself.
"Best one yet"
When Renaissance man and adventurer Chase Baker is contracted by a young rare book dealer to uncover seven metal Bible codices or books which rival the Dead Sea Scrolls in biblical historical significance, he also discovers that the seventh book is sealed with a metal not found on this Earth. A metal so impenetrable it can only be broken by God or Satan. Whatever the case, the breaking of the seventh seal means one thing and one thing only: the end of the world as we know it.
"Wiil Chase Baker End the World or Save It, or Both"
Renaissance man and adventurer Chase Baker rarely visits home in upstate NY. But when his late dad's resting place is about to be dis-interred to make way for a new road, he volunteers to operate the backhoe. It's the least he can do for a father who was always there to help Chase, the young man. But what he doesn't expect is a job offer by the local Albany Police Department to look into a missing elderly couple.
"What a woot!"
When two cons doing several respective back-to-back life sentences for murder make a daring - if not Hollywood-style - escape from the Dannemora Maximum Security Prison in upstate New York, PI Jack Marconi receives a personal invitation from the governor of New York State to track the murderers down and deliver them personally to the front door of the governor's mansion.
Jack "Keeper" Marconi is desperate to move on - from his former job as a prison warden, from his wife’s horrific death in a car accident, and, most of all, from the torturous suspicion that the hit-and-run driver was actually aiming for them. But when, three years later, Keeper catches a glimpse of the ominous black Buick that broadsided their car, he knows what he must do: find that driver. Even as his life is hurtled off axis, a PI case comes his way. A beautiful woman - an author on an assignment gone wrong - has been locked up in a notorious Mexican prison.
What’s a nice, proper dame like Joan Parker doing in a place like Dick Moonlight’s office? The scar running down her face - from the business end of an axe - has something to do with it. Shortly after the attack that killed her husband and left her for dead, she pointed the finger at her son, Christopher, who now sits in jail. But the woman insists the police have it all wrong - Christopher didn’t do it - and she just needs the private eye to prove it. Moonlight knows mothers will say anything to protect their kids. He also knows how the police can take a mistake and run with it.
As a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, Nick Angel has seen a lot. But now he sees almost nothing after being struck with PTSD-related blindness resulting from the trauma of his last tour. In an attempt to put the past behind him, he travels to Venice, Italy, with his fiancée, Grace, to recover, reconnect, and rekindle their love. Despite his physical and emotional setbacks, Nick senses something dangerously amiss in Venice, and his hunch proves right when Grace is abducted right in front of him.
A gang of Obama-masked thugs in a downtown Albany alley gave Dick Moonlight a one-way ticket to the Pearly Gates. But when his hovering spirit slips back into his bruised body, the real trouble starts. A private detective with a short-term memory problem, Moonlight knows he’s still in danger. He’s got plenty of enemies to keep him guessing why — even the latest love of his life, Lola, can’t be trusted. But the goons who snuffed him want something else: Moonlight’s latest client, a handicapped nuclear engineer, had a top-secret box the gang believes is in Moonlight’s possession. Moonlight can’t remember any box — but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have it. He just better figure out where it is before he winds up dead for the last time.
PI Dick Moonlight wakes up to find himself on a plummeting plane and handcuffed to an FBI agent. As if his life wasn’t already turbulent enough - his bar burned down; his ex, Lola, left him for another man; and Jack Daniels is his new best friend - the FBI informs him that he’s got unfinished business. His last case, the one with Russian mobsters after a top secret flash drive, isn’t exactly closed.
At 38, Ava “Spike” Harrison has been a major player in the local construction industry. She’s also had to rebuild her family business from the bottom up thanks to bad luck and bad fines. So it’s easy to see why OSHA, breathing down her neck on her latest job at Albany’s PS 20, has the contractor on edge. She’s used to putting out fires, but this is about to be a full-on explosion - 300 students at risk for exposure to deadly asbestos, and the asbestos removal contractor, Jimmy Farrell, is nowhere to be found.
"Another great one "
Richard 'Dick' Moonlight is back!
In the best-selling Moonlight Falls (RJBuckley, 2009), he barely survived his own suicide attempt, not to mention numerous attempts on his life from a gang of Russian thugs operating an illegal organ harvesting operation out of a Saratoga Springs restaurant. Now the former Albany Police Department detective is forced to go through life (or in some cases, near-death) with a piece of .22 caliber bullet lodged in his brain.
Jude Parish is afraid. The former violent crimes cop turned best-selling true crime author has a fear-filled demon lodged inside of him. A demon so real he can only imagine a slimy reptilian beast with scaly skin, black eyes, and razor-sharp fangs having taken up residence inside the place where his once confident and fearless soul resided.