Life Under the Freeway is a series of short glimpses into the life of a man as he falls from grace and lives as a down and out, homeless drifter. It chronicles his realization that salvation is... More > possible and leads him at last to a place of peace and contentment. Though often dark, this is a tale of hope. Its message is that no life is without value or beyond redemption< Less
A comprehensive, complete guide to Child Care Photography based on thirty years of hands-on experience. This manual allows you to avoid the common mistakes made by many who enter into this field... More > without a guide. It is a jump start to your success.< Less
Baby Pictures is a look into the little known world of child care photography. It offers a behind the curtain glimpse into intrigue, secret affairs and betrayal played out against the backdrop of... More > what might be considered the most benign of industries, photographing small children. Kid Star Portraits, a fictional company located in St. Louis, Missouri, operates cameras across the country. Its far-flung empire is staffed and managed by people whose personal lives are intertwined in many strange and forbidden relationships. Explore the world that lies within these pages and you will never look at your child's school photographer in quite the same way again.< Less
'An Eclectic Reader' is a mixed bag, a collection of action-adventure short stories and a few whimsical musings. The characters you will meet within these pages come from a multitude of varying... More > backgrounds and bring with them tales that will inform, entertain and amuse. Within these pages you will meet an Air Force officer who seeks to hijack an airliner and a runaway groom who finds his most important answer while in a jail cell in Prescott, Arkansas. You will discover what happened to Clark Kent and explore the final extrapolation of the socialist dream in the tale, Sunset Village. Whether it is young love as in Billy and the Nester or a try at rekindling an old romance as in Rent With Option, you will find something within these pages to grab your interest and transport you, for a time, to a different reality. Settle into an easy chair and prepare to be entertained.< Less
MaxSec, the final solution for prison overcrowding in America, holds many surprises and unintended consequences. Reporter Jimmy Slade, in his quest to get the story of the century, seeks to be the... More > first person in over fifty years to enter MaxSec and get back out alive. What he finds on this journey will change his life forever.< Less
Rick Moreno styled himself as a skip tracer. He worked out of Houston Texas during the turbulent years of the cold war and although his job description would seem to limit his activities to chasing... More > after bail jumpers, dead beat dads and such, his talents led him far afield into the world of political intrigue, international espionage and global politics. The Case Of The Very Hot Car is taken from the pages of Rick Moreno's Case Books, those personal diaries in which he outlined the details of his activities.
This set of logbooks provides a glimpse into an often secret, always shadowy world inhabited by those folks in our government who feel that it is their right to bend the rules as long as the desired outcome fits in with their idea of what is good for the rest of us.
Rick Moreno is paid to ask questions but are the answers worth dying for?< Less
1987. The Cold War is winding down but don't tell that to the major players in the struggle for global superiority.
Rick Moreno, working a routine assignment to corral a Filipino seaman who has... More > jumped bond on a drug charge, is plunged into a convoluted web of intrigue and mystery involving a missing ship, Soviet attempts to gain a foothold in the Caribbean region, the Puerto Rican separatist group (FALN) and is treated to a stay in a Cuban maximum security prison.
The Case of the Liberian Lady shines a light into the dark corners of political gamesmanship as it is played on the world stage. Join Rick Moreno on his always exciting, sometimes deadly journey through this maze of geopolitical machination.
How much of this narrative is actually ripped from the pages of history is left for you to decide.< Less
Someone is kidnapping immigrant labor crews in the western United States. All signs point to them being smuggled across the border into Mexico. When Victor Aguilar, the head of the country's... More > largest agricultural labor brokerage, is also abducted Rick Moreno sets out to find him and to discover why these crimes are taking place. Tracing the vanished braceros leads Rick on an adventure into completely unexpected areas of human endeavor and into territory far from where he would have thought any rational person would ever dare to venture. Before his journey is complete Rick Moreno will be face to face with the question of how much of a good result is required to justify committing acts of evil. And his life will hang in the balance.< Less
Brian McFee is The Preacher. Kidnapped as a child from his home in Ireland and pressed into duty as a cabin boy on a clipper ship, McFee eventually found his way to America and a new life as a... More > western outlaw. His spiritual awakening came while in prison in New Mexico and placed him on an entirely new path, that of a circuit riding minister. But his past would not stay in the past. The Time of the Preacher is the story of McFee's attempts to find personal peace and salvation and of the forces that conspired to deny those things to him. His tale points to the trials many of us face in our own quest to become better persons and illustrates the truth of those words written by a song writer some years ago: Just when you think it's all over, it's only begun.< Less
The banner headline reads "PROVOS GO AIRBORNE' when Rick Moreno becomes embroiled in yet another complicated, danger-filled adventure far from his Houston home. A quick trip to the Canadian... More > Maritimes to pose as an active engineer on behalf of a kit airplane manufacturing scheme leads him to an involvement with the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Before his sojourn in Ireland draws to a close Rick Moreno finds himself a participant in one of the most daring raids ever carried out by the PIRA in the entire history of the decades long struggle for Irish independence.< Less