Jacob Chance, U.S. Marshal just made the biggest move of his life. He retired from the Marshal Service and planned to move to a ranch in Nevada Territory, marry a beautiful young woman, and not spend the rest of his life chasing criminals, lunatics, and murderers. His soon-to-be brother in law, Jim Stokes, already on probation for attacking the marshal, goes on a murderous killing rampage and forces Chance to once again wear the badge. Another man, this one mad with gold fever threatens the town of Preston, Nevada while Chance chases young Stokes across the Silver State. Lives are lost, lives are endangered, and a new way of life is threatened. Can Jacob Chance really retire?
Murder most foul puts this cop to the testAn early winter wreck sends a pickup through the guardrail and over the cliff on a dangerous mountain highway, apparently killing the driver. Lt. Sloan, the Nevada Highway Patrol investigator, discovers more than just murder.
Land law, water rights, deeds of ownership? Boring. Unless of course, people are shooting at you because of them. The Civil War has disrupted thousands of lives, including that of Sarah Jackson, whose husband was killed for not joining the Confederate Army in Georgia. Sarah and her daughter flee to Nevada Territory and are eligible for homestead rights. After claiming her one hundred sixty acres in the lush Golden Valley, her world crumbles again.
She was tall and thin, had a .45 strapped on, and said she wanted to make him the happiest man in the world. The sheriff had a reputation that said he was tough, fair, and could shoot straight, but could he stand up to Miss Minerva? And what will the town think? A quirky western romance, Miss Minerva’s Sheriff is set in the little Nevada community of Ione, once the Nye County Seat, during the worst mid-winter blizzard ever. He saved her once, now it’s her turn.
Escaping violence doesn’t mean you won’t get away!Following a vicious murder in his bar, owner Mike needs to get away. The vast Mojave Desert is a good place to get one’s head back on straight, but danger, violence, and introspection are the order of the day along with a diminutive Indian poet, a skinny girl-child, and of course Muu Muu Mama. Oh, yeah, let’s not forget the motorcycle gang and a gin-driven sabre dance. All he really wanted was a breath of fresh air and a touch of sanity.
Has Hector Wellington gone mad, or are there other forces at work? Are these evil forces at work? He asks, “Who am I and why am I here?” and he gets a gut wrenching answer after a terrifying experience.
Thornton Holiday is a murderer and a bank robber. He’s a man with a plan—a plan to create an outlaw haven in the New Mexico community of Plainsville. The village is overrun with the meanest outlaws in the west and fights back with the help of a fourteen-year-old boy who demands to be considered a man.
The IRS agent was a pit-bull of an investigator and when county officials started turning up dead, he found himself in more of an investigation than just picking off errant taxpayers. There was a definite conspiracy involved in the deaths, but the county officials were also involved in criminal activity surrounding a brothel named The Raven’s Nest. A madman was out to clean up the county, and he didn’t care how many had to die to accomplish that.
Blizzards, wild cows with long horns, and singing buckaroos. It’s Slick’s Special Christmas.
The vicious murder of a young girl leads to the disintegration of the Sandesta County Sheriff’s Department. A homophobic district attorney, a misogynist sergeant of detectives, and a serial killer all come together in So Young, So Dead. Many issues facing law enforcement today are as much social issues as they are criminal. They have all found a home in Sandesta County.
A conspiracy among powerful landowners threatens the life of Nevada Supreme Court Justice Amos Stanfield and brings Jacob Chance, retired U.S. Marshal, into the fray. Vicious, selfish, and desperate men own Nevada’s capitol city sheriff, and pay handsomely members of the legislature to get their way. Death rides the sagebrush range, and Chance gets help from the Virginia City sheriff.
In the province of Santé, an old woman with connections to the gods runs afoul of the connection and plans to assassinate her grand daughter to appease them. The plan itself goes awry when another announces that he too has connections to the gods, and his are the true connections. Will the grand daughter survive? Will the old witch survive? And who is this newcomer?
Tom Henry, a writer, amateur archaeologist, and historian, is confronted one hot summer day by what he can only describe as a time and space traveler. He fears for his sanity as he is introduced to what the ancient people of the deserts of Nevada used as areas of intense energy for shamans to travel between realities. His guide is Riba, a Quarian, a dominant species in the universe, who introduces him to time and space travel by way of mind power only. Beware, Tom fears that Riba is more than a guide. Beware, you might be drawn into this great unknown.
Jason Caldwell, retired Hollywood producer and screenwriter, looked forward to years of fishing the oceans of the world. Instead, he married a gorgeous college professor who was also an undercover FBI agent. Jason didn’t discover that little aspect of her life until after she was blown away by international gangsters. There are battles on the high seas, battles in the redwood forests, and battles in Washington, DC.