"As veterans, their histories are explored with compassion and understanding towards the traumatic experience of war and how it shaped both men's futures. The reader gets an intimate idea of what made these men who they are - which then becomes uncomfortable, with the realization that BUDDIES gives a look inside the mind of a killer."
"The best thing about being a writer is watching your characters come alive in the words you set down...I find myself listening to what the characters say and think. It is a wonderful, magical experience."
He studied art in Munich, assembled nuclear weapons in South Korea,
fought in the Vietnam War, and then accurately forecasted the future
of several industries. These aren't the experiences of one of Kip Cassino's
characters - they're his.
...walking down a long, empty road in Arizona or Colorado, Texas or New Mexico: Pauley and the Captain.
They're two war-damaged, life-saddened buddies looking for nothing more than a cool place to rest and earn a few bucks. They only move on when a murder occurs. One of them is a vicious, knife-wielding serial killer, who's ended eight lives in the last ten years.
Now, the F.B.I. has connected the dots between the killings. A task force is hunting Pauley and the Captain, forcing them out of the west on a desperate run to the east coast to hide themselves in a new part of the nation. Will they be able to escape those hunting them, or will one of them need to murder again? Which one of the buddies is the killer?
It’s 1986, a decade after the anguish of Vietnam.
Karl Thibault is a war hero. He’s also a psychopath, sealed in an asylum for the brutal murder of his wife’s lover, crazed by the dreams that torment him. Karl escapes. He’s driven by two mad compulsions. First, he must punish any man who’s touched Marianne, his wife. After that, he must escape to South America with his son, David. A smart young cop and a dedicated F.B.I. agent work to end Karl’s murderous quest. Their hunt stretches from the glitter of Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe to cities around the nation.
The twists and turns of Karl’s homicidal run are only matched by the depths of his insanity.
He must be stopped. But how?
To the reader of this letter:
I write to volunteer for any assignment your organization needs done.
These words begin one man’s effort to stop a catastrophe planned to kill thousands. A horrifying plot begins in central Asia, moves quickly to Cyprus, then on to Colombia. Finally, the beaches of Cancun and Miami fall under its terrible shadow.
In the meantime, budget cuts and burgeoning world hot spots force the CIA to make an unprecedented decision: requests from older volunteers will be accepted to help fill gaps in the agency’s world coverage.
Who are these volunteers? How and where can they be used by the CIA? Can they stop a conspiracy cleverly designed to murder cities?
It’s November 1965.
A young pilot has foolishly done what he was warned not to do, and activated the nuclear weapon hanging below his alert jet. His plane sits just off the tarmac on the Aviano Air Base, Italy flight line. The next 24 hours pit Lieutenant Colonel Dan Cassino and his team of specialists against a powerful, implacable adversary: a bomb that can kill and injure thousands, devastate the northern Italian countryside around them, and possibly destroy the NATO alliance.
Based on true events.
DUE FOR PUBLICATION 2025
The Narrow Man
THE NARROW EDGE
Beginning where The Narrow Man ended, follow Karl from his terrible fall in an Arizona canyon, through his resurrection as a Mexican Cartel assassin, to his confrontation with what he has become. Watch the world through his distorted, narrowed mind as he strives to carve peace from his ultra-violent world.
Can he finally hide from those who stalk him? Will he ever escape the awful dreams that haunt and madden him? Can he reunite with his son, David?
OPERATION TOLL BOOTH
Nukes were never used in Vietnam, but plans were made to employ them. What if these plans had become reality? What if nuclear artillery had targeted the Ho Chi Minh trail?
*Sneak Peek Coming Soon!
DUE FOR PUBLICATION 2024
OPERATION TOLL BOOTH
DUE FOR PUBLICATION 2024
New Sci-Fi Thriller Coming Soon!
They killed the dinosaurs and they're still here...
When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field nor gather the gleaning of your harvest; you are to leave them for the needy and the alien.
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