Real Life Crime

Vienna: A Drug Trafficker’s El Dorado

Prior to 1914, few governments regulated narcotics, and many modern controlled substances were readily available to much of the world’s population. For a time, cocaine was a readily accepted ingredient in both soft drinks and children’s cough suppressants. Sigmund Freud lobbied for its use as though he had a significant financial stake in the global… Continue reading Vienna: A Drug Trafficker’s El Dorado

Life, Locations

Vienna: Fact versus Fiction

I first fell in love with Austria and Bavaria in June, 1994, and Vienna in particular in March, 2001. If we ever meet I person, I promise to tell you the story about the late-night bar over a few drinks. I digress. I returned for a writer’s retreat in November, 2017, and the city felt… Continue reading Vienna: Fact versus Fiction

Conspiracies, Real Life Crime

Sicilian Mafia (Organised Crime)

The Sicilian Mafia is an infamous crime syndicate that is known worldwide, with their perceived lifestyle portrayed in different movies such as, ‘The Godfather,’ and ‘Goodfellas.’ The Sicilian Mafia gained a lot in terms of money and power, ruling through death contracts and creating fear in the hearts of the people of Sicily. The prominence… Continue reading Sicilian Mafia (Organised Crime)

Life

Ask For Help. Please…

I’ve shared some stories with you about my experiences in suicide prevention and the investigation of successful suicides. This time of year, depression, desperation, and hopelessness are at year-long highs among a substantial portion of our society. This week tragically reminded me that suicide continues to plague my profession, my neighbors, and our communities. I’ve… Continue reading Ask For Help. Please…

Life

The Holidays (Hell-a-days)

The holidays have always been a tough time for me. Growing up in a divorced family, my siblings and I try diligently to make everyone happy, see all sides of the family for an equal amount of time. It’s never actually worked out that way and we always fail at it. As the oldest child,… Continue reading The Holidays (Hell-a-days)

Conspiracies

The Illuminati Secret Societies

The Illuminati has been featured widely in fiction over the years. In movies, video games and books, the secret society has been connected time and again with the idea that something ‘else’ going on behind the scenes, or at least that’s what we’re led to believe - thanks to Hollywood and authors who use its… Continue reading The Illuminati Secret Societies

Real Life Crime

The Wonderland Murders

Murder is a horrible part of our society, and it seems to be commonplace these days. People commit murder for a variety of reasons: some due to mental illness, others over gang turf, even road rage and jealousy have been the cause. But revenge was the supposed motive in one of the most brutal multiple… Continue reading The Wonderland Murders

Books

FREE Book For Everyone!!

I want to give you a FREE book today, as my way of saying "thanks" for following me, supporting me, buying my books, liking my posts, leaving reviews, and every other amazing thing you do! You're great! The Absolver: Confession is a short prequel to The Absolver series and introduces you to Michael Thomas. This story… Continue reading FREE Book For Everyone!!

Books, Conspiracies

How I Planned My Conspiracy

In advance of the upcoming release of “The Absolver: Rome,” I wanted to give you some insight about how the new series came about, along with my research into a number of conspiracy topics. Beware the rabbit holes, folks, I can tell you that they’re all deeper than they first appear. It’s as good a… Continue reading How I Planned My Conspiracy

Police Life, Real Life Crime

My Training to be a Secret Agent…

…is nonexistent.  Or, is it? After all, isn’t that exactly what a secret agent might say? First, I would like to correct the misnomer, at least from the CIA’s perspective, that its field employees are called “officers,” not “agents.” I will agree, though, that “secret officer” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Sounds… Continue reading My Training to be a Secret Agent…