Deputy Tempe Crabtree is called to Tehachapi, a mountain community to investigate a ghost reported in a haunted house. While there, she becomes involved in a murder, hears a mysterious voice on the wind, is confronted by an Indian legend, and learns a lot about a past earthquake. The closer she gets to untangling the mystery, the more danger she finds herself in.
Detective Kieran Temple is woken by a 4am phone call. Not unusual, except that this call is from his ex-partner, Mia Burrows. And she’s just killed her boyfriend.
As Temple is compelled to investigate the death, he must do so behind the backs of his superiors and his wife. All evidence supports Mia’s claims, that she was defending herself against a maniac. But as he delves deeper, Temple learns of a complex and dysfunctional relationship, one that’s been manipulated from the start.
While carrying out this unsanctioned and disturbing investigation, Temple’s renewed contact with Mia also forces old feelings to resurface, feelings that once nearly cost him his marriage and his career. And with his gut telling him that Mia’s boyfriend was not the brute he’s being made out to be, Temple is determined to get answers while everyone – including Mia herself – just want it left alone.
Targeted Age Group:: 30-65
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Matchmaking is where a well-wishing person introducing two friends, hoping that the result will be a happy relationship.
The idea of BURNING MATCHING came about with the question – 'What if a person introduces two friends, hoping that the result will be a miserable and destructive relationship?'
A dead society is a polite society in this Future Noir tale of double-dealing, greed and love at first sight.
Murder is obsolete now that LifeEnders Inc. is in on the scene. Only assassins of the highest moral and ethical caliber receive the coveted License to Kill issued to associates of the world’s first murder-for-hire corporation. But when human frailty rears its ugly head all bets are off.
Told in legacy style of Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler, with a heaping helping of Mickey Spillane, the hero could be Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe or Mike Hammer, while the dame could be Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford or Barbara Stanwyck. Come back to the days of fast action and snappy dialogue, when men were men and women led them around by the nose.
Detective Marcus Rose enters the emergency room on a stretcher in critical condition after someone has shot him three times. The story then jumps back four weeks to the murder case that ultimately leads to his shooting. Cops have found
25-year-old Sarah Murphy in her home with a fatal stab wound in her back and
through her heart. The number “347” is written in blood on a bathroom mirror. Two other recent killings, one in Virginia and the other in Maryland, have the same M.O., from the manner of death to the bloody number on a mirror. Marcus and his partner, Detective Logan Steele, lock onto a suspect quickly, even if they initially only connect him to two of the victims. As the local newspaper picks up the story and dubs the serial killer “the Boogey Man,” Marcus, believing there’s a chance they don’t have the right culprit yet, continues to investigate. Deciphering the cryptic numbers at the scenes may be the answer to solving the murders. In this story, the homicide unit’s new sergeant, Reginald Powell, offers comic relief, as his
intermittent mumbling renders orders incomprehensible. The lead detective (Marcus Rose) is, as always, profound. He’s a germophobe who often uses hand sanitizer, but it’s apparent that Marcus is also trying to wash away “the stink of crime,”
especially at home with his wife, Gina. You will be anticipating the confrontation that lands Marcus in the hospital. The twists and turns will leave you holding on as you arrive at the stunning conclusion.
An Amazon Best Seller.
Does the devil deserve a legal defense?
When Defense Attorney Rod Cavanaugh’s marriage crumbles and his secrets spill out in a slanderous exposé, he’s convinced things can’t get worse. Then bullets start to fly . . .
The shooter may be a sophisticated, revengeful, Chicago mobster or it could be his current client, a charming but remorseless, homicidal miscreant. Ironically, an innocent
client is the one who triggers cascading events that endanger those Rod loves. With the trial of his career only days away, Rod must find the killer and stop the carnage before his innocent client is doomed.
“O’Neill orchestrates his complicated, twisty plot toward an unexpected and satisfying conclusion”—Kirkus Reviews
“T.B. O’Neill’s Slugger …. draws readers into the tangled plot and leaves them well-satisfied …. never boring …. easy to get lost in––(Portland Reviews, 2018, 4.5 stars)
“Masterful writing and plotting.” (Dan Barnett, Biblio File)
This Thriller book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print
FREE BOOK: FBI Agent Katie Freeman’s life has been upended. After being reassigned from Louisiana to middle Tennessee, her new bosses suspect that her reassignment is due to an indiscretion with her previous partner. Now, she and her new partner, Michael Powell, are asked to assist on the bewildering case of a woman who was kidnapped, tortured and left for dead on her own front porch. Before they can make any headway, a second woman disappears. As the number of missing women rises, Katie and Michael must work to figure out how the women are being abducted and where they are being held. Will they be too late to save the latest woman?
Complicating matters even further is a cold case left behind by Michael’s former partner. Who murdered Henry Stephens twenty-six years ago? What happened to Henry’s wife? And why does one of the suspects act like he knows Katie?
This Mystery book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print
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“One of The Best Native Mystery Suspense I Read!”
“Action-packed mystery and fun read!”
When impassioned paleontologist Secora James is summoned to South America to confirm or dispel rumors of a creature long-thought extinct, she lands herself in more trouble than she had ever imagined.
Secora knows that the Mapinguari, a giant ground sloth that rivals King Kong for size, is probably just a local myth dreamed up by the indigenous tribes.
Or is it?
Gideon Yellow Thunder is Montana’s top real estate broker and is perfectly content with his modern life, choosing to leave behind his Lakota heritage in order to lead a life of wealth and success. But when he starts having visions of bison on the open prairie, he feels compelled to act…
Now two separate lives are on a collision course as Gideon sets off for the jungles of Brazil to find a woman he’s never met and protect the sacred beings he’d long given up believing in— the Thunderbirds.
Could they be real after all? Or are they just a myth?
Gideon’s about to find out in the adventure of a lifetime, where everything he’d pushed aside is determined to leave its mark on his life.
Another Man’s Freedom Fighter is discounted to $ 0.99 on May 23rd…
He tried to hide in plain sight.
It worked. For a while.
But then the war forced an
impossible decision on him.
In the near future: The leaders of Europe sleepwalk into a catastrophe that sparks a new war between Russia and the West.
Warsaw falls on the first day. NATO, more divided and indecisive than ever, leaves Poland to fend for itself.
A small guerrilla army valiantly fights behind enemy lines. The covert Stay-Behind Units of the Territorial Defense Forces are determined to raise hell for the occupation troops. They evade the merciless manhunters of Spetsnaz GRU best they can.
But will they last long enough? Will allied reinforcements arrive in time?
Security consultant Mark Sanders lives a quiet, peaceful family life in Berlin, or so it seems… A dark secret from his past comes back to haunt him and he is forced to make an impossible decision:
Should he go off the grid and try to keep his family safe… Or should he join the mysterious hacker Mlada and expose the devious plot of the Russian regime?
If you love pulse-pounding, page-turning spy thrillers populated with richly rendered characters, you will love Another Man’s Freedom Fighter.
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“It’s got a little bit of everything for those who love spy thrillers …. war, espionage, spies, covert freedom fighters, and of course, politics.” – Linda’s Book Reviews
“A shockingly realistic scenario which reflects the rising tension between Russia and the western world.” – Murder, Mayhem & More
Targeted Age Group:: 18-88
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am following the news, especially about geo-politics in Eastern Europe, a lot. I saw that the tensions between Russia and its former client states are constantly rising, slowly but surely, and I believed that at some point this situation could escalate very quickly. I believe it is absolutely possible that, just like in 1914, the leaders of Europe sleepwalk into a new war.
At the same time I got interested in an area of intelligence work that is still very under-appreciated in literature: Stay-Behind Networks, covert armies, that are activated after an invasion to fight occupation troops behind enemy lines. The NATO countries had such organisations during the Cold War. Usually they worked at the fringes of the military and intelligence communities and got little love from either side. In Italy the Gladio-Network gained some unwanted fame after rogue agents used the organisation's assets to do false flag operations to defamate the country's left wing parties. After this scandal, most such networks in continental Europe were shut down.
I envisioned that Polish Military Intelligence used the old Cold War ideas to form a modern-era organisation that actually works and is an integral part of the country's defense mechanisms.
The adventures of the Territorial Defense Force's stay-behind operatives provide the backdrop for another storyline: Mark Sanders, a security consultant in Berlin who seems to be hiding from something or someone, gets sucked into the conflict and … you should find out yourself. It won't be boring, I promise.
The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest repository of Shakespeareana and English Renaissance books, manuscripts, and objet d’art. Nobody alive knows the library better than Special Police Officer Lt. Norman Blalock; he’s been guarding it for 25 years. That’s why he is the perfect candidate to pull off an inside job and heist from the library’s underground bank vault a priceless artifact that can rock the foundation of English Literature…
Doug has grown up poor. When he meets wealthy Catherine, he thinks she is his ticket to all that he desires. He marries her for her wealth only to find that he covets one more thing, independence. What he finds in the secret compartment of his new Corvette will grant him this independence and change his and Catherine’s life forever.