Another great day, for me, in the land of fiction. I have completed my fourth novel, SIDE SLIP, the third in the Sam Deland Crime/Detective series. This book re-introduces Christie O’Shea, the beautiful and determined Florida sheriff’s detective who pulled Sam out of trouble in ROPE BREAK. Wish me luck in the process of finding publication.

SINK RATE, the first in the series, is still scheduled to be out in October, 2015 and ROPE BREAK in February, 2016 with Rogue Phoenix Press. Still waiting for a date for CAPTAIN’S CROSS.

SIDE SLIP Synopsis:

Stuck in paradise and he isn’t very happy about it. Even the beautiful lady detective that gunned down the man trying to kill them can’t get him to stay. Corporal Sam Deland wants out. Back to work leading his squad of state troopers and home where he can take up the life he had to put on hold. But Sam isn’t the only one wanting him to return. The woman he left behind is waiting for him and so is the Russian Mob. Sam’s past is catching up with him and he doesn’t see it coming, yet. Detective Christie O’Shea, the pretty Florida cop that nursed Sam back to health, won’t have the time to miss him when he’s gone. Murder is what she is paid to solve and she has to go after a killer that has sent shock waves deep into the police community around her. A triple play of heart stopping and heart warming suspense, action and life as Sam, his troopers and Christie all find they are in the middle of murders and mobsters. A story that twists and turns through the investigations and the lives of characters you will grow to know, to cheer and to fear. Sharp dialogue, real characters and enough drama, humor and mystery to keep the reader up late not ready to put it down yet. Another thrilling Sam Deland crime novel from the author of SINK RATE and ROPE BREAK.

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9 thoughts on “SIDE SLIP

    • Thanks. I even surprise myself sometimes with the things that appear on my laptop. Bits back there in the space between my ears I never realized I knew or remembered. Number five is poised and waiting to spill out and the research file for six is underway. I wrote my first short story for a Geography project in 7th grade. It received a less than outstanding grade. The teacher wrote, “Too much about the characters and not enough Geography.” I think his kids must have grown up to be Literary Agents.

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    • It is posted both here at and on facebook at Failing that I will be happy to send it to you. Extra points if you can guess who the other two were that night.


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