A DIRTY COP, A POPULAR LOCAL ATTORNEY running for governor, and the son of the richest oilman in Texas all guard a secret they are willing to kill to keep—the secret behind a young coed from the inner city found floating in the San Antonio River. The ME ruled her death an accidental drowning, but her mother thinks she was murdered and is desperate for answers. When the police ignore the mom’s plea for help, she turns to Nick Fischer for justice. Dodging bullets and threats from the dirty cop, Nick follows a twisted trail that leads from San Antonio’s upscale neighborhoods to an isolated ranch where unwanted visitors tend to disappear. For the former Marine and new private investigator to take on the privileged elite and find the killer, he must risk it all—his career, his family, and his own life…
A RUTHLESS SEX TRAFFICKER named the Dragon is on the loose in rural Central Texas. Eighteen-year-old Maya just moved back in with her crusty rancher grandpa. She’s dealing with major culture shock and longing for her old life in fast-paced SoCal. When the two meet at a kegger on the river, Maya instantly falls for his charismatic charms and never makes it home. The sheriff knows the rancher’s reputation and suspects Maya returned to California. Even if she did, Grandpa wants another chance. He’s desperate to find her before it’s too late. Nursing a bullet wound from his last case, Nick promises to track Maya down. He follows her trail down a sordid rabbit hole filled with drugs and human trafficking. The Dragon’s operation reaches across state lines and south of the border, where he sells young girls to the highest bidder. He already has an offer on Maya. With no help from the sheriff, Nick is forced to take the law into his own hands or Maya will never get a second chance.
A COWBOY TURNS UP DEAD at the San Antonio rodeo. In his hands are a pistol and an empty snuff can filled with painkillers. Was it a cry for help—the young man was a wounded veteran—or was it murder? The ME rules suicide and the politically motivated DA is all too happy to file charges against Nick Fischer. His pistol was in the dead man’s hand. The move puts Nick on the wrong side of the law, opposite SAPD detective Diana Ochoa, his new girlfriend. But the cowboy’s estranged father thinks his son was murdered and hires Nick to find the killer. The clues link the cowboy to a sleazy doctor operating a pill mill and an enforcer with shadowy ties to a Mexican drug cartel. When Nick exposes the operation, Diana’s six-year-old son turns up missing, and the only witness is found hanging from a river bridge. There’s a warning—drop the case or the boy dies. With no backup and time running out, Nick must face the cartel enforcer alone to save the boy and bring a killer to justice.
Turkey Shoot (Coming September 2021)
Nick’s past comes back to haunt him when he finds himself the target of a cartel hitman seeking revenge for his brother’s death.