A mysterious kidnapping. A political ransom. A missing teen. To save a child, an ex-cop with a dark past must risk his future...
Recovering addict Cal Rogan would do anything to preserve his relationship with his daughter. So when one of her friends disappears, Cal splits his efforts between three separate cases. But after he digs deeper into a candidate's political blackmail and an ex-cop's missing teenager, he has a sneaking suspicion that both crimes are connected to the kidnapping...
As Cal and his partner Nick connect the dots, there's only one problem: the evidence they find keeps evaporating. Cal's only chance to save an innocent child may require committing an unthinkable crime...
Lockstep is a dramatic standalone book in the Cal Rogan crime thriller series. If you like heroes who struggle with their demons, gritty urban police detectives, and clues you won't see coming, then you'll love Robert P. French's compelling crime novel.
Buy Lockstep to stay one step ahead of a criminal today!
About the Author
Then I discovered the Surrey International Writers' Conference. One of the sessions was given by Lisa Rector-Maass, an independent editor in New York City. I was so impressed with what she had to say that I engaged her to help me with the book, now renamed Sting the Scorpion. Lisa did a wonderful thirty-seven page review of the book, pointing out everything that was right with it and everything that was wrong and why. After studying this review, I decided that I would need a major rewrite and, even then, I did not know if it would be a winner. I mentally reframed the three years spent as my apprenticeship.
While writing, I was earning my living by doing consulting work and had a client in the downtown east side of Vancouver. Every day on my way to the office, I would carefully step around needles and other drug paraphernalia, discarded by addicts. I often used to walk past an alley that was always teeming with addicts and I got obsessed with the idea of how awful it would be to wake up one morning in that alley. Thus was Junkie born. I worked with Lisa from day one and she was my editor, writing mentor and friend. If you are a writer you could not do better than to make her your editor.
Junkie was finished in November, 2010 and the work of submitting to agents began. After six months, I got tired of the waiting and went indy. I think it might have been the best decision ever. Time will tell.