(Addressing the reading group at my local library) I've just finished my 13th novel. As you might guess from the title, it's a mystery. Let me ask the group a question. What's worse than a serial killer? What? A female serial killer? Thank you Miss Reese.. For a second, I was afraid a man was going to give that answer. I could just see myself being summoned to appear on The View and defend my book against charges of sexism. What's that? Who said two female serial killers? Was that you Mrs. Marmaduke? Well, you know what? You're absolutely right. We have two women serial killers to deal with in this novel. You haven't been sneaking a peek at my manuscripts have you? Oh no Ma'am, I'm not accusing you. I was just kidding. Anyway, in my story, bodies of criminals keep popping up all around St. Louis. Because they are hardened criminals, nobody really cares too much, except the Mayor, who wants to be elected again. Should an innocent person be murdered accidently, it will become a huge election issue. The job of finding and stopping the killer, or killers, falls to veteran Homicide detective Conn Ross and his new partner, Kate Cafferty. Conn is a hard nosed cop with little patience for inexperienced detectives, especially if they are women. He has even less tolerance for political interferrence and for having to deal with stupid questions by the media. Kate comes to homicide with only two years experience as a detective, none of it in homicide. The sparks fly between the two detectives from the onset, and it looks like it's just a matter of time until the sparks become a raging fire. One Bullet is filled with lots of action and suspense, as it builds and rushes to a powerful ending.
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About the Author
I was born in Rector, Arkansas, a small farming based town in Northeast Arkansas. Later, my parents moved to St. Louis in search of better economic opportunity. At age 16, disallusioned and bored with the “One Size Fits All” educational system, I dropped out in the 10th grade. Just as soon as I turned 17, I joined the Marine Corps. The education the Corps provided, wasn't always polite and pleasant, but it most certainly was not boring. My four year enlistment included one year in South Vietnam. 7 November, 1965 to 6 November, 1966. At the end of my enlistment, having attained the rank of Sgt E-5, I returned to civilian life. After nine months as an Industrial Engineering Clerk, I took advantage of an opportunity to move into transportation. For the next 34 years, I was a dispatcher and driver supervisor in the Trucking Industry. In 2011, the rise in popularity of E-books caught my attention. A life long avid reader, I'd always believed I could write a book, but didn't know how to go about getting it published. The birth of E-Books changed all that. In the fall of 2011, fulfilling a life long dream, I published my first book, The Sparrows Whisper. Today, my wife, Mary Katherine, and I, live in a small rural town in Southwestern Illinois. With the encouragement of family and friends, I've published a total of 13 novels. The split between my books has been divided pretty evenly between Mysteries and Westerns. Work on number 14, is under way. For all those that have taken the time to read my books, I appreciate your interest very much.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Stayed up late into the night because I couldn't put it down.
Great story. Kept my interest all the way.
Loved this story.
Excellent mystery, with more than it's share of surprises along the way. Great entertainment.
I want more! I couldn't put it down until I was done! And, then I wanted more! Which is good, because I think these characters are going to be coming back in another book! I can't wait! I have read all of this author's books and he never lets me down. Thanks for another good read! ! ! !