If you liked National Treasure and DaVinci Code, you’ll love Sandustee. It’s a worldwide chase for clues to finding a lost Biblical scroll, the Nazarene’s Code, which gives the holder the power to control nations. Running through the novel is a thread which links Osama Bin Laden to Jesus and the twelve disciples to Abraham Lincoln to Lincoln’s assassination to Booth’s escape to Dr. Samuel Mudd’s house to Mudd’s imprisonment in the Dry Tortugas. The thread is the Legend of 13; words with thirteen letters have stunning implications on the plot line.
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$24.95
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.
“Named as one of 2010’s Best Novels “- Akron Beacon Journal “A perennial American tale well told. This reaffirmation of the interdependence of the fourth estate and the presidency is timely and important.” – The US Review of Books “Rated 5 Stars! …An exciting read that shouldn’t be missed!” – Midwest Book Review “…will certainly be well received by his fans!” – BookReview.com
FROM LAKE ERIE’S PUT-IN-BAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE Something is killing the perch in Lake Erie. Is it bioterrorism or a new fish kill virus? When incumbent United States President RICHARD BENSON and the Canadian Prime Minister visit the Lake Erie Islands’ Stone Lab for a meeting and walleye fishing, BENSON disappears. It’s two days before BENSON stands for renomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland.