Since retiring, I have resumed working on my fiction and non-fiction writing.
Murder on the Sandy
He was idolized by millions. He was killed by one.
In 1979, the body of a multi-platinum rock star is found in the woods near his Sandy River compound on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. The police and politicians want to pass it off as a suicide, but DEXTER FIELDS, a local disc-jockey, is sure his friend was murdered. He’s equally convinced that the killer is among the band members, management, and staff who are being confined to the compound.
While the police have alienated those who could provide information, Dexter is accepted by the dead star’s friends and family. Dexter launches an unsanctioned investigation which risks his reputation, career, and, as it turns out, his life.
Into the Cold
A real spy would know what to do…
NICK ASHTON, by training and temperament a desk-bound analyst for the CIA, is thrown in the deep end of the clandestine pool when his field operative ex-wife disappears on a mission behind the Iron Curtain.
Ashton attempts to trace her fading trail from Paris to Bucharest, but he has neither the weapons, lethal talents, nor the taste for violence of a fully-trained spy. He relies on his wits, command of multiple languages, an eidetic memory and a few friends.
Although Ashton strives to avoid trouble, mayhem seems attracted to him. As the body count rises, he is unsure whether KGB Colonel Vasilenko is behind the disappearances and murders or whether it is a CIA mole. Most importantly, Ashton wonders how to keep himself and those he cares about alive.
The American Bumble
A collection of stories, mostly true, about Americans travelling abroad who through ignorance, poor command of other languages, or arrogance have managed to offend the locals everywhere. The author, who has been travelling since age 4, gathered these stories from both the perptrators and the offended alike for over 60 years.
While some would-be travellers might read these stories as cautionary tales, most Americans will just delight in the antics of their compatriots abroad and non-Americans can continue to feel superior to bumbling U.S. citizens.