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MEMORY LAYNE | Catawba Island to Chincoteague Island$24.95
Set on the Miller Ferry’s Catawba Island dock on Lake Erie, Memory Layne is the story of Zeke Layne, a retired ferry captain with a mischievous bent. He resides in a trailer on stilts over the rocks on Lake Erie’s picturesque shore. His caring daughter and teenage granddaughter help him battle his advancing Alzheimer’s and heart condition until one day a tragic event changes his life.
This warm and entertaining story is filled with a rambunctious group of characters including two evil, money-grabbing stepdaughters and two over-the-top bikers. It’s a heart-touching story of Layne’s love for his Golden Lab and granddaughter – and an adventurous road trip with their Chincoteague pony.
“Memory Layne reminds me of Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook!” – Charles Meier, Key West author and star of the Science Channel’s The Curse of The Bermuda Triangle
ASSATEAGUE DARK | Put-In-Bay to the Delmarva Peninsula$24.95
The story in brief:
Investigative reporter Emerson Moore heads to Chincoteague Island to recover from physical and mental wounds brought on by his near-death escape in Cuba. He decides to ponder his future and rest quietly in the home of legendary Chincoteague Island duck carver Roe “Duc-Man” Terry, but his peaceful idyll is disrupted when he becomes embroiled in a drug trafficking operation on the Delmarva Peninsula.
With the help of Roe Terry and Chuck “Big Daddy” Meier, Moore’s investigation unearths information that results in a lethal confrontation with drug lord Max Steiner at Steiner’s Kings Creek waterfront fortress in Cape Charles. Moore accompanies the Drug Task Force on several raids in hopes of building a case that will stick against the slippery Steiner, but the closer he comes to nailing Steiner, the odds stacked against him become deadly.
Accustomed to perilous working conditions, Moore must leverage every bit of his skill and fearless daring to survive as he finds himself one foot in the grave…especially when he ends up unceremoniously dumped into a sealed coffin. Will he be able to escape, or will this be the end of Mr. Emerson Moore?
Set on Virginia’s Delmarva Peninsula, the plot includes the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim; a lethal encounter in a Cape Charles restaurant; and shoot-outs near Accomac, Ocean City and the Redeye Fishing Club, plus an ensemble of spirited reprobates. Assateague Dark is filled with pulse-pounding, non-stop excitement and high stakes action.
FLIGHT | Put-in-Bay to Key West to Cuba$24.95
In 1928 a Pinkerton detective in a Ford trimotor plane chases a Flagler treasure train to Key West during the Okeechobee Hurricane. Neither makes their destination.
Put-in-Bay’s investigative reporter, Emerson Moore, learns of this mystery during a visit to Bellevue, Ohio’s train museum. Working on a Cuba to Key West drug trafficking story, Moore goes undercover in a Key West bar, hoping to connect with a powerful Cuban drug lord while he also investigates the plane’s and train’s disappearance.
Amidst several murder attempts, Moore finds himself challenged to survive – especially when two characters appear from Moore’s past who could reveal his true identity.
Assisted by a Cudjoe Key defense contractor, Moore is transported covertly to Cuba. There he encounters a seductive Georgia woman searching for her lost brother, a DEA agent, and the two team up to infiltrate the drug lord’s lair in the towering Sierra Maestra mountains.
After a series of mishaps, a seriously wounded and barely alive Moore flees down the mountainside into the jungle with his pursuers hot on his heels. Will he survive this deadly adventure?
Flight is a colorfully-cast novel with a mix of tantalizing clues and unpredictable turns that captures the flavor of island life in Key West and Cuba.
From Put-in-Bay to Chincoteague Island
NASA rocket explosions and a series of unsolved murders disrupt the idyllic calm of Chincoteague Island, a quiet barrier island on Virginia’s east coast better known for its annual pony swim.
Put-in-Bay investigative reporter Emerson Moore’s relaxing fishing vacation to Chincoteague Island is interrupted when he becomes embroiled in deadly international intrigue affecting NASA rocket launches.
Assisted by the sultry director of nearby Wallops Island’s NASA facility, the sarcastic head of NASA security, the charming owner of Captain Bob’s Marina, and a mysterious loner, Moore works his way through a maze of suspects, including some local troublemakers and rocket experts from Russia, China and Europe—any of whom might be motivated to sabotage the U.S. space program.
Bodies start dropping faster than horses running from a wildfire while Moore is still knee-deep in identifying who’s behind all the chaos, treachery and deception. Lives can be saved if only Moore can discover who is sabotaging the U.S. space program—and why—all while preventing himself from becoming a victim.
Murder, cross and double cross. Who’s telling the truth?
Mixed with local Chincoteague Island flavor and characters, Chincoteague Calm is a breathless roller-coaster ride filled with twists, turns and gut-wrenching surprises as Moore works furiously to break through the fog of deception that has enveloped the once-peaceful island.
From Put-in-Bay to Washington, Key West, Tampa and New OrleansPut-in-Bay-based investigative reporter Emerson Moore is pulled into a complex series of incidents which link a sunken World War II u-boat on a special assignment to FDR’s death in 1945 to terrorists on a deadly mission. Moore must connect the threads before the terrorists wreak havoc using drones on a key Florida military site and a New Orleans world leaders’ conference.In Key West, Moore joins renowned shipwreck hunter Willie Wilbanks as they team up with a Turkish underwater archeologist, his ravishing daughter/research assistant, and a motley crew of misfits on a dangerous adventure in the Straits of Florida to find the sunken u-boat. When disaster strikes, Moore and Wilbanks find themselves adrift at sea with little hope for rescue.Racing against time, Moore is sucker-punched on his most thrilling journey yet. GOLDEN TORPEDO is a gripping epic of danger as Moore follows a trail that leads to treachery and a deadly climax.
From Put-in-Bay to Detroit to Grosse Ile to Cedar Key to Wooster to Northeast Ohio
Ace Put-in-Bay-based investigative reporter EMERSON MOORE has the tables cruelly turned on him following the murder trial and conviction of Detroit mobster, JIMMY DIAMONDS. During a wildly daring prison van hijacking and go-fast boat escape on the Detroit River, Moore incurs a severe head injury during a gun battle. When the getaway boat is found abandoned on Lake Erie, Moore is missing.
That’s not all that’s missing. When Diamonds learns that Moore’s memory is missing, he convinces Moore that he’s Manny Elias, one of organized crime’s top hitmen. Moore/Elias is whisked to the backwaters of Cedar Key, Florida by Mafioso FAT FREDDY FABRIZIO to be “retrained” in the art of killing. Moore/Elias later surfaces in Ohio where Diamonds uses him to take revenge on former criminal associates in Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland and Chagrin Falls.
Completing one deadly assignment after another, Moore/Elias is unable to reveal his identity to a beautiful woman he befriends near his Wooster hideout. A confrontation with rival hitman SANTORO at a Lake Erie marina leads to the eventual death of one person who holds the key to Elias’ true identity.
The novel is fast-moving and action-packed. It shows emotional turmoil as Moore/Elias struggles with the trauma of his memory loss and an inherent ethical dilemma with cold-blooded murder. It’s further complicated when two of Moore’s ex-SEAL buddies, MIKE “MAD DOG” ADAMS and SAM DUNCAN, find themselves in the cross hairs of Moore’s weapon and Moore/Elias is ordered to kill them in what is another exciting showdown and satisfying finish to a complex series of twists and turns.
Zenobia: The Patriot Way
From Croatia to Put-in-Bay to Toledo to Naples In 1991, a young EMERSON MOORE is given his first major investigative reporting assignment. He becomes ensnarled in the midst of the Serbian-Croatian war in Vukovar, Croatia. Moore gets in the cross hairs of a blood-thirsty Serbian paramilitary commander MARKO MARINKOVIC, known as the VUK (Serbian for Wolf), and his wolf pack. Besides committing atrocities against the Croatians, the Vuk is involved in international human trafficking and covets a beautiful, young Croatian orphan girl, whom Moore tries to protect. The story advances to current time with Moore enjoying life in the Lake Erie island resort village of Put-in-Bay when a woman’s murder and the disappearance of two teens entangle Moore in the world of international trafficking. Moore goes undercover in the trafficking gateway city of Toledo, Ohio, and finds himself transporting victims along the I-75 corridor to the BOSS in Naples, Florida. Moore’s life is further complicated when the Vuk resurfaces and is intent on finishing off Moore. From dodging bullets and incoming shells in Croatia to the horrific death of his wife and child in Washington, D.C., Moore rides a roller coaster of emotional twists and turns, plunging him to the depths of despair and taking him to the heights of redemption. Filled with an array of colorful characters, Zenobia bursts with action and intrigue.