FICTION

The United States deputy national security advisor commits suicide only a few hours before his widowed mother is brutally murdered on a small island off the coast of Maine. These events set the stage for a political thriller that ultimately leads three very different men on a journey of personal discovery and a quest for the truth.

This fast-paced, beach-read novel criscrosses the United States, from the coast of Maine to the deserts of Arizona as three unlikely heroes are pursued by a cadre of rogue government officials who will stop at nothing to minimize their exposure to the light of day.

Sean Mitchell, an unemployed architect, is joined by Joel Lebreque, a perennial psychiatric inpatient who believes he is an alien; and Issac Rubenstein, a discredited journalist, in a road trip that will change their lives and quite possibly, the course of history.

Originally titled, The Upper Deck Dreams, I wrote the first draft of this novel between 1995 and 1996, during one of the most painful times of my life. Click here to BEGIN READING

The United States is on the brink of a second civil war and political chaos, as a group of homegrown terrorists execute a string of random bombings in their attempt to

From its opening pages to its chilling climax, this novel will entertain, provoke and infuriate its readers.

Originally titled Hot Summer Day, I began writing this book while living in Nashville, Tennessee. In the days after the horrific events of 9/11, I brushed off the old manuscript and reluctantly began a second draft.

Given recent headlines and political tensions, it’s hard these days not to think that the very fabric of our nation’s political system is being stretched beyond repair.

The marriage of Owen and Suzanne Peterson is crumbling beneath the weight of alcoholism, infidelity and financial calamity, yet the couple and their two children continue a dance of perfunctory normalcy, struggling to maintain their family’s legacy, traditions and secrets.

Their annual summer vacation at Rangeley Lake State Park sets the stage for this story of one family’s passion, strength and hope against all odds.

At this point, this novel is little more than an outline, but it appeals to me because it is more deeply personal and its characters visit my thoughts daily.  

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