Colton Parker Must Survive in a World Where Wrong is Right.
The unthinkable has happened. Colton Parker’s troubled fifteen-year-old daughter has run away — and he fears that she’s become a prostitute.
Colton — a former FBI agent turned private investigator — knows that bad things often happen to good people. And that sometimes, it takes evil to fight evil — even when it’s “wrong” to do so.
Colton’s search for Cassie takes him from the pool halls of Indianapolis to the casinos and brothels of Las Vegas. Along the way Colton finds a new friend willing to lend a hand — and a new enemy that is more powerful than anyone he has ever confronted.
“Former FBI agent Colton Parker just might be the baddest private detective on the block. Told with a sparse, tough prose reminiscent of the late Robert Parker, Brandt Dodson just might be the author fans of the ‘Spenser’ series have been yearning for.” — Vincent Zandri, International Bestselling author of "The Innocent," "The Remains," and "Concrete Pearl."
“Colton pulls no punches. Neither does Brandt Dodson. With respect for his audience, Dodson manages to make things remarkably gritty. He writes with snappy dialogue, cynicism, and a minimalistic approach to emotion that works. Whether this is the last of the series or not, the Colton Parker mysteries will stand as some of the best ever in this market.” Eric Wilson, novelist.
"In Darker Places" was previously published under the title "The Lost Sheep."
Brandt Dodson is the creator of the Colton Parker mystery series and is the author of several stand alone novels and short stories. He comes from a long line of police officers spanning several decades and was employed by the Indianapolis office of the FBI. It was this background that led Brandt to write stories that feature police officers and detectives, struggling to right the wrongs of a fallen world.
Brandt says, “Crime novels are an excellent platform for drama. You have bad guys and good guys, of course, but real life is seldom so black and white. I don’t believe in moral relativism, but the fact is, there are few people who live on one side of the line or the other. It’s the shades of gray that makes crime fiction compelling.”
Brandt is a board certified Podiatrist specializing in peripheral nerve surgery, and is a past president of the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association. He is a recipient of the Theodore Clark Lifetime Achievement Award, the association’s highest honor.
Brandt lives in southern Indiana with his wife and sons and is at work on his next novel.