Crime Fiction and Thrillers

Hello and welcome to my page. I’m happy you chose to stop by for a glimpse behind the scenes of my crime writing. A little about my background will help you understand my passion for crime thrillers.


My career in adolescent behavioral health and institutional psychiatric care spanned more than two decades. One of my tasks on the units was to observe and document client behaviors. Through this exposure, I learned firsthand of the victim’s sufferings, mental, emotional, and physical. During the last eight years of my career, I was assigned to the forensic unit at Alaska Psychiatric Institute where I brushed elbows with the most terrifying and bizarre criminals in State custody.    


Retiring in 2008 from State employment I reentered the workforce in the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay. In the frozen wastelands of the Arctic, I found solitude and time to reflect on my chosen profession which provided the basis for my crime writing. In 2013 the fictional vigilante character that carries a trace of my DNA came to life in my first book of the Palatini series, “Due Process.” Since then “Lawless Measures” and “Blood Appeal” have continued the vigilante’s righteous crusade. I’m excited to announce, “Blue Edge,” book four of the series will be available in early 2018.  


Join with me on a journey into darkness, into the realm of the vigilante killer. Share his thoughts, emotions, pain, and need to right the wrongs where the judicial system failed. Tough and principled, he cannot be bought and cannot be bargained with. As one reader wrote, “He is the man all real men emulate in their dreams.”


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