An explosion of anger.
Jolted by betrayal, he survives an attempt on his life only to be drawn into a bloody turf war with the Russian mob. County sheriff Rita Morris knows his history and isn’t buying his explanation.
Rita lost her husband to a random shooting. Unsure if she’s ready to move on, she can’t deny the connection she feels with Jim. It’s a complication, but the pair form a united front with a simple message for the Russians. Get out of Limestone County!
A country boy.
Jim knows he can’t lose this fight. When the first bullet flies he steps into a whirlwind of twists and turns, new love, and old friends that hurtle to the end with an ally he never expects... and a blood debt that will keep him looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life.
Gradually, Jimmy Lloyd introduces Kamal to his friends in town, and the young man soaks up his first American experiences. But an explosion at the refinery drags Jimmy Lloyd from his genial mentoring and into a world of fire.
Events converge and cast dusty shadows, and Jimmy Lloyd is the only man who can stop them from darkening the lives of those he loves—and settling like a deadly cloud on those far beyond his beloved countryside.
Colt Blaine had it all—a great job in scenic Springfield, Missouri, a new house in suburbia, a beautiful wife, a great marriage, and two wonderful kids.
And then—in the blink of an eye—it all goes away.
No jobs. Nothing to barter with for food. Foreclosure. A straying wife. Not bad enough? Fuel supplies run out in the Midwest. No fuel means no delivery trucks and no food. Electricity is spotty and then the grid shuts down completely. There is no fuel to run the auxiliary generators. No electricity means no clean water. No hospitals. No defense against disease.
And so the nightmare begins. Law enforcement and the National Guard crumble before organized gangs. The city and countryside become a funeral pyre of desperate, starving people with no hope, nowhere to go, and nothing left to do—but die. Zombies? Nope. Just plain folks.
Colt loses everything he values in life. Rock bottom. His entire world may have been turned inside out through circumstances beyond his control, but he’s still alive—barely. Now he must fight for survival among gangs, sickness, betrayal and death, finding love and loyalty in unexpected places and emerging an entirely changed man.
Chrysalis is a raw, fast-paced story of one man’s journey from despair to triumph in a dangerous new world, and what he becomes to get there.
Mason Law works for the Army, specializing in rescuing people from out-of-the-way places. When he walks out of the jungle with his latest charges in tow, he is greeted with the news that his wife has died of a strange illness. He is immediately transported back to Missouri. Once he’s home he finds the world, as he used to know it, is unraveling. With no fuel for transport, no electricity, and most importantly, very little food, he can see society coming apart right before his eyes.
With barely time to get his wits about him, General Slade requests that Mason extract his daughter from Springfield and take her to Sanctuary, a safe house built on Lake Stockton. Since Mason owes the general a solid, he accepts the mission. He resolves to complete the task, or die trying.
Alice Slade is an Army combat veteran, battlefield nurse, and emergency room nurse. Short, blond, busty, and irreverent, she is used to getting her way—or all hell breaks loose until she does. When they meet, sparks fly, and the game is on.
In the course of rescuing the young lady and leading her to safety, Mason confronts rogue military units and hordes of starving people out of their minds with fear. Thrown into this mix, he has to endure instant lust turning into near-instant love, betrayal at a most unexpected time, and reconciliation. It may have been easier to just eat a bullet.
The Shepherd is an action-packed thrill ride that starts fast and hurtles to a breakneck finish. Buckle up and hang on for your life.