When the former Deputy Director of the CIA, Bill Remington, takes off after charges of selling secrets to the Chinese, Jake Adams is hired off the books to find the rogue Agency officer. But with many friends in the Agency, and money siphoned to numerous off-shore accounts, this will not be an easy task. In fact, Remington has managed to hide for nearly a month without the Agency, Interpol, or any foreign agencies discovering his location. Jake finds himself in Taiwan, where he is attacked almost immediately and set up as a murderer. At the same time, a Chinese jet attacks a Taiwanese Navy ship, bringing the two Chinese countries to the brink of war. Jake races against time to uncover a conspiracy of factions trying to use this crisis to their advantage. Will Jake bring this traitor to justice before the Pacific Rim goes up in flames? With bullets flying from all directions, Jake's adventure in Southeast Asia could be his last battle.
Jake Adams, former CIA officer and Air Force Intelligence captain, is back with a new thrilling adventure. This second installment pits Jake against some of the most idealistic terrorists ever to strap on a suicide bomb. Jake is hired by a Portland, Oregon company as a private security agent during an international agriculture conference in Odessa, Ukraine. When a world-renowned bio-chemist is murdered, Jake seeks his killer. The scientist had been the foremost authority on chemical and biological weapons, developing the most deadly agents for the former Soviet Union. But now he was supposed to be a staunch opponent of those weapons. Was he still secretly developing those deadly weapons? Across the world, a small group of terrorists poison the entire Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System facility on the tiny North Pacific island killing scores of people, and then steal a cluster bomb with over a hundred nerve gas bomblets. Jake battles a deadly group of terrorists who will stop at nothing for their cause. EXTREME FACTION brings all the old agents from the U.S., England, Israel and Russia back together again. The names might have changed, but the games remain the same. Jake travels to the Kurdistan mountain region, where he encounters some of the most deadly, idealistic terrorists on earth. He finds a plot so diabolical, so insidious, that only the most astute would understand it. And those who would normally despise such actions, have actually embraced it this time. Only one man can stop the deadly plan...Jake Adams!
Follow Jake Adams on his fifth thrilling adventure in this international thriller series. Jake is back in Europe, trying his best to stay out of trouble. But that's never easy for him. What seems like a standard murder investigation turns into a complex conspiracy that will rock the institutions of Europe, and thrust Jake into an insidious plot that pits the old world of the Teutonic Order against new nanotechnology.
Jake Adams finds himself in a Tunisian prison, being held for murdering an international terrorist who happens to be well connected in that country. When a mysterious man suddenly shows up to offer him a get out of jail free card, Jake is a bit suspicious. But what choice does he have? To secure his release all he has to do is one favor for a wealthy Texas senator—find his sister who is missing somewhere in Europe. No problem. When Jake picks up a tail almost immediately after leaving Tunisia, he quickly discovers that this case might not be as easy as it seems. The case takes Jake across Italy, from Rome to the catacombs of Sicily, and finally to a harrowing rescue that could get him killed.
Private Investigator Tony Caruso lives out of his rolling office, an old Ford pickup truck, with his German-trained bomb-sniffing dog, Panzer, a Giant Schnauzer. Tony retired after twenty years in the Navy as an aviation ordnanceman, but this training might not be enough when he is hired by an old friend to look into a murder suicide in Bend, Oregon, a resort Boom Town in the high desert east of the Cascades. Was it a murder suicide as the local sheriff thinks? Or has this idyllic community been ripped apart by not only murder but scandalous sexual deviance, lust, jealousy and the quest for the almighty dollar? Follow Tony as he wades through a cast of characters as diverse as the Oregon landscape to solve this mystery.
Four years after Chad Hunter and Frank Baldwin secured the most successful small arms weapon system in American history, the Hypershot, they are thrust back into a new adventure that propels them from Southeast Asia to Scandinavia and back to the wilderness. Sirena, an American spy, is undercover in Copenhagen when her contact is killed right in front of her, before she can get the information she needs. Now she is suddenly propelled on a journey to the American Southwest, following the killers. Meanwhile, someone is blowing up palatial estates of businessmen across the world. What's the motive? How are they doing it without detection? Then a government scientist working on one of the most secret weapons ever conceived is kidnapped. Are these series of events related? Only Sirena can find out for sure, but she must do so before the bombers strike more high-valued targets, while wrestling with her feelings for Chad. Global Shot can strike at any time without warning. Rods from God will strike down like Thor.
When a tech rep in charge of an avionics retrofit at a U.S. Air Base in Germany comes up missing, Jake Adams, a former Air Force intelligence and CIA officer, is hired to find him. Was the man selling vital technology for the new Joint Strike Fighter? Back in a changed Europe, Adams struggles to survive in a world where profits are more important than past ideologies. Conspiracy, murder, espionage and mystery lead Jake Adams from an aircraft carrier off the coast of Italy, to the chilly banks of the Rhine. Can Adams keep the technology away from ruthless German and Hungarian agents? First he must save the woman he loves, and then stop the Fatal Network...
Jake Adams is a man on the run. The former CIA officer has survived one assassination attempt already, but just barely. His girlfriend wasn’t so lucky. And now someone else has tried. Jake has no choice but to go underground until he can discover who wants him dead and why. But Jake made many enemies during his career, and few friends. With a member of the Austrian polizei and a German intelligence officer as his only allies, Jake sets out across Europe, fighting to stay one step ahead of the assassins who dog his every move. What he finds could not only end his life, but could shift the balance of power in the world.
When California's newly-elected governor declares independence from the United States of America, he does so with a brilliant move of military precision, closing off the borders with the California National Guard and holding every high-ranking U.S. military officer hostage at a Sacramento conference center. The new Republic of California has become a no-fly zone. But that doesn't stop Sirena, a government agent on assignment as a helicopter pilot in a Nevada militia. She must use all of her considerable military skill to infiltrate the breakaway state and help stop this rogue governor.
America's new master of the international thriller is back with his next riveting Jake Adams thriller. When Jake's girlfriend Anna, an Interpol officer, has the two of them vacationing in Oslo, Norway, he has no idea he will get called back into the Network by his old Air Force commander and former CIA officer. Jake is asked to travel to Spitsbergen Island in Norway's Arctic Svalbard Archipelago, to retrieve the remains of a former officer killed there almost 20 years ago. Together Jake and Anna team up with a Norwegian Intelligence officer, who is both beautiful and deadly. What they find in the frozen permafrost leads them through Sweden and back to Norway's boreal forests, where they must confront a Cold War nemesis from the KGB, who is up to old tricks.
Jake Adams has seemingly retired and gone fly fishing in Patagonia. But his quiet retreat is interrupted when the Agency sends a man to retrieve him to testify before a congressional committee. His testimony quickly becomes an internet sensation—not a good thing for an autonomous operative. Meanwhile, a college professor is murdered in Oregon and his colleague is nearly killed, sending him running for his life. Jake is drawn back into the shadowy world of espionage to retrieve this professor in Montana and secure his new technology that will make nuclear weapons obsolete. Eventually, Jake finds himself in South Korea in a battle for his life to secure the technology, save a beautiful congresswoman, and stop a cabal of agents from a despotic regime and misguided opportunists. Follow Jake in his most poignant adventure that could either end his life or save his own soul.
Trent Strong is back home in his northern Minnesota lake community after spending ten years working on a Chicago daily newspaper as an investigative journalist covering heinous crimes and traveling to war-torn countries. Sick of all the deaths, and content with returning to a slower pace, Trent buys the local weekly newspaper. But Trent is in town for only one week when an old friend asks him to investigate the Mammoth Paper Mill, which he suspects is polluting a small trout stream beyond EPA standards. Since the mill employs over half the town, the friend hasn't made many friends with his claim. The next day, a woman is found stabbed to death in a lakeshore motel. For personal reasons, Trent is compelled to investigate her death, as well as the paper mill. Are the two related? As Trent investigates, he runs across many people from his past. Some are potential suspects, and others make him question if his move back home was the right one. He starts a relationship with the motel manager, but even wonders if she is somehow involved with the murder. Trent must investigate around a small town sheriff and county attorney running for re-election, out-of-state thugs who want to shut him up, and an entire town that would like the whole thing to go away. What he finds will change his life forever...
Freelance journalist Sig Conrad is shot in the head while elk hunting in the Oregon mountains. He survives but now his memory only lasts one day. A second man, Sig's old high school friend, is killed while swimming in Minnesota, the incident made to look like an accident. When Sig travels from Oregon to Minnesota for his class reunion, he finally starts to remember fleeting moments from his painful past. After another friend dies mysteriously, Sig's memory drifts back more vividly. Through the help of a former classmate and girlfriend, Sig starts to uncover a grand conspiracy of murder and political corruption. Clues lead to a fourth man who is running for the Oregon governorship—a man whom Sig had been writing about before he was shot. Will Sig recall everything before the killer finishes the job?
Herrmann 'Zeke' Walter's life is falling apart. His father has just died and he has lost his job hosting a hunting show called Zeke Hunts the Big Boys. When he finds a package of letters from his grandfather among his father's belongings, he embarks on a journey to discover his ancestry. What initially starts as a simple mid-life re-discovery, quickly turns into a Pandora's box of murder and secret societies. As Zeke begins to understand his own past, his very existence and the future of his family becomes tenuous. The Nature of Man is a psychological murder mystery that questions man's humanity and inhumanity.
During Burning Man, the annual event of debauchery and independent self-reliance, a woman is found dead in a high-end RV, suspected to have overdosed on drugs. Former sheriff Keenan Fitzpatrick is hired by the woman's boyfriend to discover the true nature of her death. But there are complicating factors. First of all, the boyfriend is an actor who is staring in a detective series filming in the Reno, Nevada area. Second, the actor is a conspiracy enthusiast who sees a government plot in everything from Bigfoot to Area 51. And most importantly, the actor was wasted the night his girlfriend died, the RV was his, and she was locked inside. But the actor is not the only suspect. The dead woman was a former prostitute who had recently left the business, leaving a lot of potential suspects unhappy with her decision. She also had sensitive, intimate knowledge of her clients that could have been used for extortion. Some secrets are meant to be buried in the high desert of northern Nevada.
When a string of brutal murders in Portland, Oregon shatters the peace in the Rose City, the local police turns the case over to FBI Special Agent Julie Oh. But before Julie can get started on the case, the FBI calls in Leon Jackson, an expert in serial murders. With the FBI investigating, the murderer starts to ramp up the killing. The pressure is on to clear this case before it ruins Julie's life, or ends it. This suspenseful psychological thriller will keep the reader awake all night until the dramatic surprising finish.
When Tony Caruso is hired to go undercover for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he has no idea that his life will change forever in the remote mountains of Oregon. He is tasked to track down an Asian ring of smugglers who are killing black bears for gallbladders and shooting elk and deer in velvet for their antlers. He narrowly escapes with his life, but follows the smugglers to Portland. Eventually, he ends up in the southern Cascades in the mushroom fields, where he must fight not only the Asian game smugglers, but Asian gangs from San Francisco and Seattle. As Tony tightens the noose around the smugglers, the case becomes personal. Now he must encounter these brutal killers in the remote forest, where his survival depends on his own military training and his favorite sidekick, Panzer, his giant schnauzer and former German military working dog.
When former Reno, Nevada sheriff, Keenan Fitzpatrick, wins a free moose hunting trip to Newfoundland, Canada, he is happy to get away from his current job as a casino security officer. Shortly after arriving at the isolated hunting lodge forty miles from the nearest road, a man is shot to death. The other guests and guides immediately recruit Fitz to solve the murder. But without any technology to run background on all of the characters at the lodge, Fitz must rely only on his personal skills to uncover the killer. With six days before anyone from the outside world will learn anything is wrong at the lodge, Fitz must stop the killer before everyone is murdered.
Duluthians is a collection of short fiction that illustrates the folks who call Northern Minnesota their home. Here you will find stories of transplants who have found themselves reluctantly placed in the wild northland (Heiland Daze), and those where Duluth has always been their home and they would live in no other place. Follow a young boy who discovers the love of his half-wolf half-dog. Or the ski jumper who is destined for the Olympics if he can only overcome his fear of heights, and, more importantly, his thoughts of letting go and flying away. Listen to the dummy with Tourette's as he destroys a young man with a dream. Feel the pain of the man who must tend a garden, while he fights his age and vicious, swarming deer. You might laugh, you might cry, but you will be entertained by these tales from the Northland.
In a time when the U.S. military is shrinking, our leaders are turning to high technology as a force equalizer. America has not had a new hand-held rifle since the M16 was introduced in the 1960s. Now there's a new gun ready to take its position as the NATO standard. A gun so sophisticated, so fast, so unbelievably accurate, it will turn the average shooter into an expert marksman almost instantly. The problem is, it was developed by a German company with no U.S. production contract. That's where Warfield Arms, a Denver gun company, enters the action. Warfield hires Chad Hunter, a private weapons designer who had worked for the German company, to go to Germany to convince the company that Warfield is the perfect partner. To sweeten the deal, Hunter must first convince Frank Baldwin, a struggling optics engineer from Wyoming, who has developed the most advanced rifle scope ever conceived, that his scope would be the perfect match for this new German rifle. With the scope as bait, the Germans would surely deal. What Hunter and Baldwin find in Germany during the middle of the Oktoberfest celebration, could just get them both killed. Other countries and private factions would like this new weapon, and some in Germany want it only for that country.
In the dead of winter, a young man and woman struggle to understand their relationship in Munich's expatriate community. Both Karl Schwarz, the former American Olympic skier, and Angelique Flaubert, the auburn-haired Belgian beauty, must overcome outside influences that conspire to keep them apart. They are united by proximity as tour guides for a German company traveling in Europe, while they feed their true passion—he as a floundering writer and she as an aspiring painter. When Karl is forced to fly home to Minnesota to attend his favorite uncle's funeral, he sets into motion a cataclysmic sequence of events that compels him to question everything in his life. As Karl leaves Angelique, she returns to Brussels to confront a family that has arranged her marriage to a man she despises. Find out if they both return to Germany to find true love. . . Author's Note: Please be advised that this book is not a mystery/thriller or espionage novel like my other books. It is a mainstream coming of age novel.
In this third Keenan Fitzpatrick Mystery, Fitz is called in to investigate a double homicide in the sleepy outback of Nevada. The county commission has illegally suspended the duly-elected sheriff and installed a young deputy with no tangible investigative experience. When Fitz gets to this former stagecoach stop by the old Pony Express, he immediately clashes with the locals. Soon, Fitz is butting heads with the federal government and established families that want this case to just go away. The major employer in town, a huge mining interest, is right in the middle of his investigation. Then the bodies start to pile up, and Fitz knows he's in for more than he initially thought. The complexity of the case will test his law enforcement skills, and could just get him killed.
Still living out of the back of his Ford pickup truck in the Pacific Northwest, Tony Caruso is hired to find his old Navy buddy, missing for a week in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Tony is on the case for less than a day when someone blows up a forest service building, killing a man, and attracting the attention of FBI special agent Bob McCallum, Tony's old nemesis, who was now in charge of the Seattle office. Curious as usual, Tony goes to the fire site with his bomb-sniffing giant schnauzer, Panzer. McCallum suspects the Environmental Defense League, a radical group responsible for everything from setting fire to SUV lots to releasing animals from fur farms. But this is their first murder. When Tony suspects his Navy buddy might be involved, he is conflicted on how to proceed. As more EDL incidents occur across the Puget Sound, Tony has no choice but to ratchet up his investigation. And now his own life is in danger.
When a series of events bring Chad Hunter and hot Agency super spy Sirena back together again, the action gets ramped up immediately. Chad has been hired by the Defense Department to develop a new weapon system based on the Hypershot rail gun system, with a scheduled test looming from a remote site on a volcano in Ecuador. While attending a United Nations World Conference on International Telecommunications in Brazil, Chad runs into Sirena. After a terrorist group bombs the hotel, killing a number of diplomats, and almost killing Chad and Sirena, the two of them join forces to discover who was behind the bombing. Did the bombing have anything to do with Chad's weapons test? Eventually, Sirena must choose between her allegiance with the Agency and her friendship with Chad, while both run for their lives from the remote Ecuadorian forest to the steamy shores of Columbia, fighting a brutal force of hired killers, government agents and a cabal of bureaucratic numbskulls determined to bring them both down.
When Ben and Sara Ward travel from their home in San Francisco to the edge of Redwood National Park to stay with their aunt for the summer, they have no idea the trouble they might encounter. On the first day at their aunt's house, Ben and Sara learn of the Hobgoblin of the Redwoods, and are warned not to enter the Redwoods on their own. Do they listen? What do you think? Will they escape the Hobgoblin? Find out if Ben and Sara make it out of the Redwoods, or if the Hobgoblin catches them first.
The Complete Tony Caruso Mystery Series, including Boom Town, Burst of Sound, and Running Game: Boo Town: Private Investigator Tony Caruso lives out of his rolling office, an old Ford pickup truck, with his German-trained bomb-sniffing dog, Panzer, a Giant Schnauzer. Tony retired after twenty years in the Navy as an aviation ordnanceman, but this training might not be enough when he is hired by an old friend to look into a murder suicide in Bend, Oregon, a resort Boom Town in the high desert east of the Cascades. Was it a murder suicide as the local sheriff thinks? Or has this idyllic community been ripped apart by not only murder but scandalous sexual deviance, lust, jealousy and the quest for the almighty dollar? Follow Tony as he wades through a cast of characters as diverse as the Oregon landscape to solve this mystery. Burst of Sound: Still living out of the back of his Ford pickup truck in the Pacific Northwest, Tony Caruso is hired to find his old Navy buddy, missing for a week in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Tony is on the case for less than a day when someone blows up a forest service building, killing a man, and attracting the attention of FBI special agent Bob McCallum, Tony's old nemesis, who was now in charge of the Seattle office. Curious as usual, Tony goes to the fire site with his bomb-sniffing giant schnauzer, Panzer. McCallum suspects the Environmental Defense League, a radical group responsible for everything from setting fire to SUV lots to releasing animals from fur farms. But this is their first murder. When Tony suspects his Navy buddy might be involved, he is conflicted on how to proceed. As more EDL incidents occur across the Puget Sound, Tony has no choice but to ratchet up his investigation. And now his own life is in danger. Running Game: When Tony Caruso is hired to go undercover for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he has no idea that his life will change forever in the remote mountains of Oregon. He is tasked to track down an Asian ring of smugglers who are killing black bears for gallbladders and shooting elk and deer in velvet for their antlers. He narrowly escapes with his life, but follows the smugglers to Portland. Eventually, he ends up in the southern Cascades in the mushroom fields, where he must fight not only the Asian game smugglers, but Asian gangs from San Francisco and Seattle. As Tony tightens the noose around the smugglers, the case becomes personal. Now he must encounter these brutal killers in the remote forest, where his survival depends on his own military training and his favorite sidekick, Panzer, his giant schnauzer and former German military working dog.
Jake Adams is back with his fourth thrilling adventure. When an old Cold Warrior from Russia asks Jake to observe the launch of their newest ICBM, Jake finds himself in the taiga of the Russian Far East. But something goes terribly wrong with the missile, and the Russians discover an American plane has shot down the missile with their new Airborne Laser system. This event sets into motion a chain of events that span from the U.S. capitol, California, the Pacific Northwest, a remote Aleutian Island, and across the Pacific to China and South Korea. Jake is recruited back into Network service undercover in China, where he battles with double agents, the Chinese Army, and even the elements, as he struggles to discover his enemies. Everyone wants this new laser system, but Jake must ensure it doesn't get into the wrong hands. In a harrowing finale, only one man can keep the laser system away from the other factions. . . Jake Adams!
Sara Dunn is an Irish registered nurse working at a busy ICU in Portland, Oregon. When a German man is admitted to her unit after nearly dying on a transatlantic flight from Tokyo, doctors are confused and don't understand how to treat the man. Before he dies that evening, he tells Sara a sequence of numbers that mean nothing to her. Soon the FBI is questioning her about the murdered man, she's put on administrative leave, and her house is trashed. Coming to her rescue is her mysterious neighbor, Don, who says she can hide out with him at his house on the Oregon coast. She finds out Don is retired military and now makes high-priced Japanese swords. But even Don can't keep her entirely safe. Now he must travel to Japan to unravel a mystery, while he tries to stay one step ahead of the deadly Yakuza underground.
Murder, suspense, and intrigue propel this third Jake Adams mystery thriller from the Dolomite mountains of northern Italy, to the winding back streets of Innsbruck, Austria, and across the Atlantic to Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay area. Two scientists have discovered the DNA link to heart disease in a remote Italian mountain village, and a way to synthesize it and begin selling it to the general public. They're up for the Nobel Prize and set to make millions after teaming up with an Austrian biotechnology company. But there are factions who make a good living off the number one killer in America, and other companies that would like the solution for themselves. When someone kills one scientist and tries for the second, trying to steal this new cure, only one man can bring The Dolomite Solution to the public...Jake Adams!