Damage Control

Book 3: The Buckner Thriller Suspense Series

L.A.’s mean streets—filled with vulnerable children. Some are stolen.

Los Angeles Police Officers, Amber and Roy Buckner, want to end their marriage amicably, while diminishing the fallout of the split for their three-year-old son, Gage. But those plans get placed on hold and their lives upended when Gage goes missing.

Anger and fear replace the cordial relationship they’d crafted during their separation, and bitter resentment ignites as the investigation reveals they were both culpable in their son’s disappearance.

Word on the street is that a notorious pimp is selling young children to the highest bidder. Roy and Amber must delve into the depraved world of child trafficking and prostitution to have any chance of saving their son. Can they beat the clock before their son is gone forever?

Authentic Crime…Arresting Stories told by an award-winning retired LAPD officer.

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Damaged Goods

Book 2: The Buckner Thriller Suspense Series

The murder of a cop—a decade old. A stripper with a secret. A stressed cop investigating both. Will the cop’s career and marriage survive?

LAPD Officer Roy Buckner juggles a new assignment in the Robbery-Homicide Division cold-case unit while stepping up as mom and dad to his toddler son. Supporting his wife’s need to become a police officer is Roy’s gesture of just how much he loves her.

Roy’s wife, Amber, just graduated from the LAPD academy. Her probationary period is troubled, leaving her little time to be concerned about her home life or marriage—which is hanging by a thread.

When Roy and his new female partner investigate a cold-case cop killing, they trigger and uncover a trail of secrets, connecting Amber’s first big arrest to a stripper’s shame. As the decade-old case unravels, the mystery may end everyone’s career—if not their lives.

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A Deadly Blood Moon

Book 6: The Deadly Thriller Series

A desperate cop. A secretive stranger. A dark connection that could get them both killed…

LAPD detective Maddie Divine tries to honor the memory of her fallen husband by fulfilling a promise she made to him and dedicates herself to care for his senile father. Unfortunately, her career ambitions tend to clash with the reality of her solemn word. Just when she needs to lock down a high-profile homicide, Maddie receives an urgent call from the old man’s assisted living facility saying he’s vanished without a trace.

Swept up in a frantic search and rescue, she’s stunned to discover that savage criminals with a personal vendetta, targeted her fragile relative for abduction. And when a mysterious figure from his past shows up with an unbelievable story, she wonders what other dangerous secrets her in-laws kept hidden…

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A Deadly Prayer

Novella: The Deadly Thriller Series

A botched robbery. One victim clinging to life. The suspect dead. Just another typical Monday night in Los Angeles.

LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is assigned to work with the Valley Bureau Homicide detectives on what seems like an open-and-shut case. However, the investigation evolves into something far more sinister. Maddie teams up with fellow Detective, Gunner Ferrari to elicit facts amid secrets, deceit, and greed—all revolving around a charismatic preacher and his celebrated church.

As the truth exposes an underbelly of loneliness, lust, and ambitious dreams, Maddie is required to focus on her training as a detective to survive a face-off with a master sinner.

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A Deadly Beauty

Book 5: The Deadly Thriller Series

A beauty pageant turned ugly

A local beauty contest is being terrorized with threats to the pageant officials and contestants. When one contestant is killed, and another contestant’s mother goes missing, Detective Maddie Divine is drawn into the case. But she has more on her plate than disappearances and death. Her elderly father-in-law suffers from dementia, and he’s been wandering away from home.

An obsession turned deadly

As Maddie tries to deal with the guilt of placing him in a senior care center, the pageant attacks escalate. She struggles to find the connection between all the crimes, and then, two more girls go missing. All dark avenues have to be explored, causing Maddie to traverse the drug trade, family relationships, stalking, and kidnaping. But can Maddie figure out who the true killer is before a young girl dies?

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