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ASSATEAGUE DARK | Put-In-Bay to the Delmarva Peninsula
Sequel to Flight
Put-in-Bay – Chincoteague – Assateague – Cape Charles – Williamsburg -Norfolk – Berlin – Accomac – Onley- Ocean City
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
Prequel to Assateague Dark
From Put-in-Bay to Key West to Cuba
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.