An adventure/suspense novel series that is action packed all the way

 ​from beginning to end. 

Suspicious Coincidences

     Julie Cantrell finally made detective sergeant, and everything seems to be falling down on her head both professionally and personally. ​    

     Gary Bradshaw is the new pastor of First Baptist Church and everything seems to be falling down on his head both professionally and personally.

     Julie doesn’t trust pastors and Gary can’t get past her hard-as-nails demeanor. 

     Julie has to deal with those in the police department who didn’t want her to get the promotion, especially the detective that everyone thought would be promoted. Her first week starts out with chaos. A council women’s house is burglarized. Julie’s ex-husband is filing for custody of their ten-year-old daughter. The church, the one place that Julie promised never to go again, is also burglarized. Assault and murder become part of the overall mix of problems.

     Gary encounters problems from the time he arrived at the church. He has to deal with six argumentative deacons, a custodian who won’t talk to him and a secretary that seems to know everything about everyone. Gary has to worry about the church burglary. His ten-year-old daughter, who is confined to a wheelchair, is very unhappy about the move and is making it known to him. 

     All of these circumstances force Julie and Gary together. But what can they do about it? Can they help each other both professionally and personally? First, they must see each other differently than they did at their first meeting. Can they?  

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Dangerous Consequences

     Carla Sutherland, a judge for 5 years and a prosecutor for 15 years before that, has her life threatened with a bomb. Who could hate her that much to want her dead? They make up a list of men who were recently released from prison. One of them is found dead. Was he the one responsible? How can they be sure?

     Forrest Jenkins, high school football coach, is being approached by a drug dealer wanting him to buy performance enhancing drugs for his team. If Forrest doesn’t buy them, the dealer is threatening harm to his star quarterback, Carla’s son. Can the police catch this sneaky dealer? 

     Carla does not especially like the football coach. She thinks he is a typical bully jock. 

     Forrest does not especially like Carla. He thinks she is a typical snob. 

     Threats to Carla continue then she and Forrest are thrown together when Forrest becomes a target for helping Carla’s son. After they are all placed in a safe house, Carla and Forrest are forced to work to together. 

     Will they be able to resolve their differences long enough to save all their lives? What dangerous consequences will they face?  

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Subtle Persuasion

     Lisa Sherman is teaching at Stillwater High School for one year only. She will get a position in the Phoenix area next year, one way or another. She doesn’t like Stillwater or her apartment and can’t wait for May to be able to leave both. An older teacher, Marty, tries to persuade her to stay. 

     Ken Wilson is a county detective trying to make sergeant. Dead bodies keep turning up near the casino. Now he has three murders to solve and the little redhead down the hall from his apartment keeps getting in his way.

     Lisa finds out that a former boyfriend from Phoenix, Harlan, is in town, working at the casino and living down the hall from her. He begins to bother her and her roommate, Margie. Lisa decides to ask for advice from Ken who also lives down the hall from her. 

     Ken finds out that the murders are probably drug related. A new group is coming into the county to take over by killing the old one. He gets information that Harlan Mills is probably involved. Ken’s younger brother works at the casino. Is he involved too?

     Ken and Lisa start working together to eliminate the threat that Harlan poses to Lisa and Margie. In an attempt to stay safe, the women move in with Marty.

     Can they fight off Harlan and the drug organization? Can they work out their differences? Can Ken subtly persuade Lisa to stay in Stillwater, for him?    

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