Maxwell Beacham-Jones, the world’s most famous magician, has reached the zenith of his success. Now he’s planned the most daring, outrageous trick of his career.
But when Maxwell dies in a Las Vegas roller coaster escape stunt before a national television audience, it’s no accident. He was hated by his contemporaries, and all of the suspects are magicians—with plenty of secret motives for murder.
MAGICIDE introduces Las Vegas Metro Police detective and single mom, Cheri Raymer, and her vegetarian partner, Tony Pizzarelli. Together they follow a trail through the world of magic and show business that leads to intrigue and shocking revelations.
Raymer will face the most devastating personal threat in her career when her teen-aged son, Tom, fascinated by magic, becomes the protégé of a suspected killer.
Time is running out.
With the pending implosion of the grand old Las Vegas hotel/casino, the Desert Palace, an eleven-year-old mystery of stolen money remains unsolved.
Newspaper reporter Nedra Dean feels the pressure to use every means she can to make this dramatic moment in Las Vegas history her biggest scoop, one she hopes will catapult her to big-time journalism at CNN.
Celebrity maitre d’ Eduardo only wants to reconcile his estranged family before his forced retirement.
Hotel/casino manager John Cusamano schemes to find the money and run away with the love of his life, his boss’s wife.
Elvis impersonator Hector Deatle and star showgirl Candy Bybee are also hot on the trail of the stolen millions.
No one seems to care that the money is rumored to be cursed—everyone who has touched it has died a horrible death.
Now cocktail waitress Linda Mayo’s nine-year-old daughter—after secretly finding the money—suffers from a terminal, flesh-eating disease.
And somewhere within the walls of the Desert Palace is hidden that six million dollars, which owner “Crazy” Foxy Craig will do anything to find before the walls come tumbling down.
San Francisco businesswoman Cathryn Prentis’ dream of visiting Peru’s Machu Picchu turns into a living nightmare on October 21, 2003 when she is arrested in the Lima airport and charged with transporting cocaine.
Advised by DEA agents, Peruvian lawyers, family and friends to plead guilty and do anything she can—legally or illegally—to escape Peru,
Cathryn must choose: should she plead guilty or should she maintain her innocence and risk a deadly prison sentence?
And can she overcome a foreign culture she can’t trust, a language she doesn’t speak, corrupt political systems, and politicians with their own agendas?
Based on a true story, DARE TO SURVIVE tells how Cathryn Prentis struggled to get legally exonerated, learn Spanish, create an import business, fall in love, and set two foreign legal precedents: the first American to be released from a foreign prison on her own recognizance and the first American allowed to return to the U.S. before her trial.
Stranded in a tropical rainstorm at Iquitos, Peru, burned-out art therapist Dianti Robertson waits for a boatman long overdue.
She must complete the construction of a library for Yanamono Amerindians on the upper Amazon before the wild deluges of the rainy season halt all construction.
English eco-activist Christian St. Cloud offers her passage on his trimaran. River pirates attack, and he believes her cargo is their target.
Haunted by the memory of nine indigenous villages destroyed by a dam project in Venezuela, Christian opposes anything he sees as a threat to the ancient Amerindian way of life.
Threatening the future of Dianti’s village is ruthless Dutch soldier-of-fortune, Kees Wijntuin, who wants the area mined for gold.
When two Amerindian youths are kidnapped by the Dutchman and sold into slavery at the mining camp of Santo Ignacio, Dianti and Christian must join forces to rescue them.
Both Dianti and Christian have personal choices to make that will change their futures forever.
In 18th century Suriname, the educated Free Negress Elisabeth Samson, owner of several flourishing coffee plantations, desires the one thing her wealth cannot buy: a legal marriage with her consort, a white colonial officer.
But can she overcome the strict Dutch laws forbidding marriage between black and white against the powerful forces of the colonial Governor, white planters and the Society of Suriname, who covet her property, call her “whore” and accuse her of treason?
"Hamilton's novel centers on a fascinating, little-known figure from history - Elisabeth Samson emerges as intriguing and distinctive. An intriguing fictionalization of circumstances with an ample romantic angle. Hamilton's prose style is warm, even, and voice-driven." - The BookLife Prize
Businesswomen don’t plot. They plan.
They know a solid plan is key to success, especially if your goal is to assassinate the President.
When the President of the United States and the Supreme Court succeed in reversing Roe vs. Wade, four outraged Las Vegas professional women, each with a personal abortion experience, plan the assassination. A restaurateur, a retired Toxicology Specialist, a CPA, and a Congresswoman each contribute to the brazen plan.
Can they pull it off?
After his sudden death by poison, a Special Commission, led by Special Agent Jake Wulfram, is established to investigate.
Though one woman steps forward to claim sole responsibility—surrendering her future and possibly her life for her convictions—the nation is in for a shocking surprise.
"A masterful novel of murder, plots, and surprises that I read straight through without stopping. A totally satisfying read!" - Janice Van Cleve, author, researcher
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