Hawaiian Storm mysteries
Special Agent Vanessa Storm’s first case sends her to Maui’s rain-soaked south shore to investigate the murder of a woman in the midst of conflict between local activists and foreign investors.
An abrasive environmentalist, a taciturn geologist and a rogue Homeland Security agent lead Vanessa into a tangled jungle of a mystery.
Snowflake has a new meaning in Hawaii. The new designer drug gives users the perfect high—and kills them.
During the holidays, FBI Special Agents Vanessa Storm and Alan Terakawa have to stop the deadly flow. Vanessa’s handsome, charming, and untrustworthy ex-boyfriend might have the answer. More …
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Maui offers the perfect retirement location for once-famous country singer Steven Sangster … until he ends up dead.
As a savage tropical storm traps every witness, and suspect, in the singer’s rambling home, Vanessa learns that they’re all lying.
But the biggest liar of all may just be the victim—the dead man, lying. More …
The Dark Age series
The Dark Age, eastern Europe: the earth has decided to rid itself of humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and new plagues. Civilizations, even the mighty Roman Empire, crumble under the pressure of barbarian waves that are fleeing worse terrors.
Rejected by his own people, pursued by a dragon, young Javor heads for Constantinople, the centre of civilization, looking for answers to the puzzle of his great-grandfather’s dagger and the murder of his family.
Book 2: The Children of the Seventh Son
The year 600 of the Christian Era is the darkest time of the Dark Age. Young Javor the Sklavene has settled in Constantinople, civilization’s last bastion against dark forces that have shattered the Western Roman Empire.
As his young family grows, he is sent to distant, exotic lands to eliminate threats and learn more about why the earth is intent on destroying humanity. Every mission seems to bring more questions than answers.
When raiders kidnap the girl he loves, young Javor takes a dagger handed down from his great-grandfather and tries to rescue her. But while he’s away, a horror that Javor never believed existed murders his parents and devastates his village.
Javor begins his quest for revenge, not realizing that he is entering a war against forces bent on eliminating humanity.
The Eastern Front trilogy
Army of Worn Soles
A Canadian is drafted into the Soviet Red Army in 1941, just in time to be thrown against Nazi Germany’s invasion in Operation Barbarossa. Caught in the vise of the Nazi and Communist forces, Maurice Bury concentrates on keeping his men alive as they retreat across Ukraine from the German juggernaut. Now the question is: will they escape from the hell of the POW camp before they starve to death? More…
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Under the Nazi Heel
Canadian-born Maurice Bury was drafted into the Red Army in 1941. Captured and starved in a POW camp, he escaped and made his way home to Ukraine, where the Nazi occupiers starved the locals to make “living space” for themselves.
Maurice joins the secret resistance. He soon finds the Germans are not the only enemy.
First Place winner of the East Texas Writers Guild First Chapter Award — Nonfiction/Memoir.
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Walking Out of War
Ukraine, 1944: After the Soviets crushed the Nazi occupiers of the city of Ternopyl, they rounded up every Ukrainian man around for the Red Army’s final push on Germany. Maurice Bury, Canadian citizen and Ukrainian resistance fighter, is thrust again into the death struggle between Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s USSR. More …
“Full of heart and indomitable spirit”—Joy Lorton, reader and reviewer
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A Wine Country mystery
Wildfires swept across California wine country in 2017, destroying thousands of homes and businesses and killing dozens of people. Law school grad and single mother Tara Rezeck finds herself in the middle of the catastrophe. When she returns to her job at Sonoma’s most award-winning vineyard, she finds her employer’s body in the ashes.
The question that challenges her brains and her legal training is: was it an accident? Or was his body burned to hide evidence of murder?
Damian has always followed the rules, always tried to please. He dates the girl next door because his parents like her parents. When his roommate asks Damian to take over his pool-cleaning business, he can’t say no — especially to the only client, a rich widow. But Alexis Rosse is far from helpless or lonely. The beautiful financial genius is turning the markets upside-down, and she revels in sex wherever, whenever and with whomever she wants.
Alexis pushes Damian to his sexual limits. The only question he has is: will she break them? More…
Matt knows when his mother is near: the wind swirls from every direction at once and dark clouds mass in the sky. He and his pretty wife, Teri, try to get out of the way, but as the Witch’s Son, Matt is drawn into a spider’s web. He tries to spoil the Witch Queen’s plans—but the price is to be paid in blood.
The start of a new fantasy series: The Witch’s Son. More …
What happens when a thin boy dresses as a pirate, attaches a jolly roger to his bicycle and starts to hijack strawberries?
When the pirate starts handing his booty over to poor children, the people take his side. But the evil fruit monopoly doesn’t take kindly to pirates. They hire the notorious pirate-killer, Commodore Tiberius J. Swinkill, to hunt Sam down.
This swashbuckling tale of fury and fruit is for children, parents and everyone who loves strawberries, children or pirates. More …