|Welcome to my website. I write stories set in the outdoors, taking forensic mystery into eco-thriller territory.
I'd like to introduce books one and two of The Forensic Geology Series:
BADWATER (book one)
Forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws embark on a perilous hunt--tracking a terrorist who has stolen radioactive material that is hotter than the desert in August. He threatens to release it in America's most fragile national park, Death Valley.
But first he must stop the geologists who are closing in.
As the hunt turns dangerous, Cassie and Walter will need grit along with their field skills to survive this case. For they are up against more than pure malice. The unstable atom--in the hands of an unstable man--is governed by Murphy's Law. Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
And it does.
REVIEWS of BADWATER:
“Reminds me so much of what I love about Tony Hillerman’s detective stories…Great pacing, a breakneck concluding act, and a great lead character!”
~ Wired.com’s GeekDad
“CSI type fans will appreciate the science… and even those of us less well versed in the technical side will feel the fear and horror as events unfold.”
~ Bookstack Reviews
“The lead characters are multi-faceted and interesting in their own right… the people dealing with the radioactive waste felt real especially in the way they used nicknames for the highly dangerous materials they were dealing with.”
~ Big Al’s Books & Pals
“The mystery kept me guessing, the suspense made me sweat, and the pace was at times as blistering as the heat in Death Valley.”
~ Good Book Alert
VOLCANO WATCH (book two)
NO WAY OUT--so says the note in the pocket of the murdered mayor.
The volcano beneath her town is seething, and the fate of Mammoth Lakes now rests in the hands of emergency planner Adrian Krom.
But Krom has his own agenda.
Investigating the case, forensic geologist Cassie Oldfield tracks mineral clues to discover how the mayor died--and what she found. As the volcano moves toward red alert, Cassie races to prevent 'no way out' from becoming a prophecy.
REVIEWS of VOLCANO WATCH:
“What I really liked was the hard left turn she took on the "whodunit" aspect of the book.”
~ Michael Gallagher, Free Kindle Books & Tips
“I couldn’t put this one down (and that’s not normal for me) … And I have to say that in terms of character, the scene with the morphine injection rocked!”
~ Science Thrillers
“If you enjoy "literary mysteries" or Nevada Barr, you will love this book… a mystery with a deep and thoughtful heroine who really knows her stuff. She sees the world through the eyes of a forensic geologist, hence the mystery part. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, bang, there was another twist!”
~ Amazon reviewer