Pierce The Veil
“Rated 5 Stars! …an ever-escalating saga of power and fierce competition, heating up to a spectacular climax.” – The Midwest Book Review
“Named as one of the best novels in 2004 in Northeast Ohio!” – Akron Beacon Journal
Max Ratek, the Michelangelo of Wall Street takeover artists, quietly plots a takeover battle for a Cuyahoga Falls-headquartered tire company. Ratek’s plan goes awry when the tire company’s investor relations professional, who is battling the ravages of MS, prematurely discovers Ratek’s scheme and launches a preemptive first strike against this titanic robber baron.
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.
MEMORY LAYNE | Catawba Island to Chincoteague Island$24.95
Catawba Island to Chincoteague Island
The story in brief:
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