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Requiem

There were times when my old man’s eyes went somewhere without him. Somewhere back to the black and white years. Cars with Moby-Dick fins, hair with enough grease to power a McDonald’s franchise. He was there now, slumped on my couch staring at a moist unopened can of Bud snuggled in his fist. An unopened…

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TIM RYDER – protagonist

Meet Tim Ryder; he is an editorial cartoonist with equal doses of sarcasm, clairvoyance, and irreverence. He is the son of a retired cop, and he has seen a lot. Seven years ago he drew a cartoon series that earned him a Pulitzer prize but drove a presidential candidate to suicide and himself to drink…

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Drawn and Buried

Political cartoons are suppose to tick people off not drive them to violence. Tim Ryder finds out the pen is not only tighter than the sword, but is the sword. Tim Ryder is trying to bury the past, but, it’s a stubborn corpse. Seven years ago he drew a cartoon series the earned him a Pulitzer, but drove a…

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The Dark and the Dead

Haley McGlinn has a car trunk full of light bulbs and a purse full of flashlights. She has good reason to fear the dark.  Five years ago she survived a vicious serial killer.  When another murder shocks the city bearing the signature of Haley’s attacker she wrestles with her own questions as she finds herself…

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Downhill Fast

Aging hit man Lou Braga is losing his touch. Bad back, cloudy eyes, and clogged arteries. The last job he took was a flat-out fiasco. In the world of contract killing, he’s gone from top notch to cheap joke. He’d be happy to kick back and live out his time smoking cigars and drinking scotch….