While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols.  Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave.

Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site.  Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace to bring Rachel to Antarctica.  Sparks fly, but Rachel already has a fiance.  Rachel must decide who she can trust when a group of bio-terrorists engaged in secret genetic experiments in an abandoned World War II Nazi base under the Antarctic ice sheet come after the pendant - and her.  

For it seems everyone knows a secret Rachel does not, one which will change her life forever.

​​​​Coming Soon!

Fall from grace

The Wild Rose Press, January 2018

Fall from Grace is a mystery novel set in Rhode Island. When 14-year-old Zoe discovers her Aunt Grace dead on the floor of her bedroom, Zoe is convinced that her aunt was murdered.  Determined to get to the truth of the matter, Zoe and her friends set out to investigate her aunt’s death.  Her investigation, however, soon turns up evidence that her aunt was not the person Zoe thought she was.  Zoe is forced to face the possibility that, rather being an innocent victim, her Aunt Grace may have murdered several people.  Zoe is torn.  Should she turn the evidence over to her parents—and the police—or destroy the evidence and save her aunt’s reputation?

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About me:

Welcome to my website.  I am the author of three college textbooks with McGraw-Hill Higher Education, an award-winning suspense novel entitled Deception Island and several short stories and articles.  My books are available on Amazon.com as well as the publishers' websites.  The links can be found by clicking on the cover of the books below.