Archbishop John Riley of Seattle, a noted leader in the conservative movement within the Catholic Church, is murdered inside La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Puerta Vallarta Mexico, while celebrating Mass for a meeting of Opus Dei. Defrocked Bishop Harry Boyle, humiliated by John Riley for his liberal leanings, set this plot in motion. Radical elements of the leftist movement in the Seattle Archdiocese give him moral support and money. The U.S. government blames the Mexican drug cartels. The Mexican government blames the U.S. intelligence apparatus. The Vatican just wants it all to blow over and go away lest dangerous secrets are revealed. Private detective and cyber sleuth Grady Marcs, along with Jalisco State Police Captain Olivia Morro, are left to sort through the unsavory and violent truths.
My newest novel Double Cross will be released mid Dec ember 2016. Just now finishing up edits and re-writes. Imagine the culture wars in the Catholic church spinning out of control to the point where ultra left leaning elements of the church plot the successful murder of a newly appointed conservative Archbishop of Seattle. My character Grady Marcs has his work cut out for him in this one!!!
Selected as Finalist in 3 screenplay categories for this year’s festival. Best Short Script, Best Original Idea for a Screenplay and Best Screenplay of the Festival.
Cover art approved and final edits from me in to Editors. Moving fast toward a 12/26 release.
Black Opal Books is in the final stages of publishing my next novel “Rogue Scion”. Think members of the 99% set out to take down the 1% by destroying the computers in the New York Stock Exchange. The cover is in design now and I will share out a link to it as soon as it is available.
Just got word my script adaptation of my novel “Cast the First Stone” was officially accepted at the Oaxaca Film Festival 2015. Click on the link below for more information!
I adapted one of my short stories from my 2009 collection ‘Strays and Other Stories’ (Sabella 2009) to a fifteen minute script and producer Malcolm Shaw of San Diego purchased the script and is in the final stages of editing hoping for a Fall Winter festival showing.
and ready for direct buy through your favorite book store!!! For book store buyers, it is distributed through Ingram, published by Tayen Lane/Three Bears Press
In addition to the re-publication of “Cast the First Stone” by Schlimmer Publishing, I just signed contracts for two more books. Black Opal Books will publish the first of the Grady Marcs thrillers titled “Rogue Scion” sometime later this year. Tayen Lane will publish my book “My Kitty Cats are Big Fat Brats” in time for Christmas. As I get covers for them, they will be posted here.