Evil isn’t always learned…sometimes it’s In Our Blood.
THE GAME UNFOLDS.
Homicide Detective Jake Hawksworth, still reeling from the unsolved hit-and-run death of his wife, is investigating the murder of a local woman. Best-selling author Drew McCauley is penning his latest suspense novel.
THE PLOT THICKENS.
When a horrific crime from Drew’s novel-in-the-making becomes a devastating reality, he enlists the aid of Jake, who helped Drew through a traumatic experience years before. Is the kidnapping of Drew’s son somehow linked to the murder Jake is investigating? Was Jake’s wife’s death really an accident? And could the person who has haunted Drew and Jake for decades be responsible for these seemingly unrelated events?
THE TERROR MOUNTS.
As Jake races against time to save Drew’s son, a cat-and-mouse game ensues. Jaw-dropping twists and unexpected turns, soaked in a bucket of red herrings, culminate in a showdown at a storm-ravaged house, where long-buried secrets are unearthed and unspeakable truths exposed.
I’ve been a “word nerd” for as long as I can remember. My mind is always in the “on” position, with new stories and characters constantly brewing. Right now, I have about a half dozen ideas for future novels banging around in my head.
In Our Blood is the first in a series of detective thrillers featuring Detective Jake Hawksworth. Jake isn’t superhuman. He can’t take on five guys at once, can’t scale buildings, can’t save the world from weapons of mass destruction. Jake is everyman.
I’m currently immersed in the second Jake installment, a murder mystery set at a remote writers’ retreat, called Little Red Herrings.
When I’m not lost in my fictional world, I’m traveling the real world with my wife, spending quality time with my two daughters, or rolling around on the ground with my dogs.