Two unsolved murders will tear apart an Alaska fishing town unless a writer and a government agent reveal their secret obsessions.
Treasury agent Parker Browne is working undercover in Petersburg, Alaska to investigate a money scam and a murder. His prime suspect, Liv Hanson, is a freelance writer struggling to save her family’s business. Free spirited, full of life, and with a talent for catching liars, she fascinates Parker.
Trying to prove she’s a legitimate writer who cares about Petersburg’s issues, Liv pens a series of newspaper articles about an old, unsolved murder. When her cold case ties in with Parker’s investigation, bullets start to fly.
Parker understands money trails, and Liv knows the town residents. But he gave up on love two years ago, and she trusts no one, especially with her carefully guarded secret. If they mesh their skills to find the killers, will they survive the fallout?

         Parker touched her shoulder.
         “May I have this dance?”
         Liv twirled to find him so close she could smell beer on his breath. A hint of cologne. Had he shaved recently? Smiling at the thought he might have done that for her, she gave him her right hand and rested her left hand on his shirt collar, intent on finding a way to  touch his chin to answer the shaving question. But the shave-or-not dilemma was a minor one.  She’d already screwed up with one man tonight; would she make a wrong move with Parker, too?  
         She drew her thumb along his chin and sighed at the silky smoothness. Forget the man’s mouthful of queries and his intense gaze. Just dance. While the singer lamented over losing her mind, Liv’s body disappeared into Parker’s. Soothed, she was and aroused at the same time, aware Parker knew not to use words. A close shave and a close dance spoke volumes. She was the silent one, afraid to say what might start an avalanche of sentences, lowering her guard, exposing too much to the wrong person at the worst time. This man who held her was a cop and she was on his list of murder suspects. Even if Parker was unorthodox as an investigator, he still held the power of his profession. The reason for his offer to dance wasn’t clear, was it?
         The strumming ended, emptying the room of the singer’s piercing ballad.
         “Good night, Liv. And thank you for the dance.”
         Parker kissed her on the forehead, walked out the door and closed it quietly, taking with him all the unasked questions she would never answer.

Coming in July/August is C├ęzanne’s Ghost 

Three American women vanish in Aix-en-Provence, France. 

Leon Beaudet, former U.S. Olympic wrestler, is proud of his five-star guide business in France, where he indulges in a passion: secretly drawing the portraits of intriguing female clients.
Then, over three successive tours, three women he sketched disappear.
Aline Kerig signs up for the next ten-day outing, more beautiful and carefree than the missing women and Leon’s most fascinating subject, yet.  She waves away potential danger, and refuses to leave the tour.

The French police, American Embassy, and FBI roar in, worried the French tourist industry will collapse if the women aren’t found.  They dredge up violence in Leon’s past, confounding Leon’s struggle to protect Aline, find the missing women, and clear his reputation. 




  1. Sounds like an intriguing book. I grew up in the Yukon and have been to Alaska many times. It's a great setting for a romantic suspense. Good luck with your release.

  2. C.B, thanks for your enthusiasm. I hope I did justice to a most intriguing part of our United States. I mean, the 1932 murder I talk about in the book is of a Chinese man (the Chinese worked in the fish factories); the recent murder is a Norwegian Petersburg, AK citizen in today's time. Oh, how the times have changed!

  3. Sounds fascinating! I'd love to go to Alaska sometime--bucket list! Good luck with the book.

  4. Thank you Jennifer! Alaska is our last frontier, and what a glorious one, it is!

  5. Oh my, both are truly intriguing! Very catchy plots. Mega congrats to you.

  6. Thanks, Amity. With all the great writers out there, to hear unique and to my ears!

  7. As a fellow Alaska writer, I love your stories. These sound like winners!

    1. Thanks, Ilona! Nothing like Alaska to get our adventurous hearts a-pumpin'!


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