2017 release:

CHOKE, a Thriller

releaseD june, 2017 by Rebel ePublishers

A Medical Mystery/Thriller

Selected as a Distinguished Favorite in the category of Thriller by the 2018 Independent Press (IPPY) Awards, and also won a NYC Big Book Award in the category of Thriller in Fall, 2018.


Kerry Stine heads to her job at San Francisco General Hospital to discover a patient has gone missing on her watch from ICU. She’s blamed for the disappearance, immediately suspended, and soon there’s a warrant for her arrest. Meanwhile, a stranger shows up at her apartment with his own key...while she’s home. For Kerry, tracking the missing ICU patient sets in motion a chain reaction of random events and strange coincidences that all circle back to a past that can’t possibly be hers. Can it?

Three thousand miles away, scientist Adrian Calhoun has developed a cigarette that cures lung cancer. But will he get the opportunity to publicize his creation before Big Pharma gets to him first? 

Watch the 1:38 Book Trailer on YouTube 

Forthcoming in June, 2017 by Rebel ePublishers in Kindle, Trade Paperback, and other digital formats. Keep updated on this release on my Facebook author page

Read the Testimonials:

"...grabbed me by the throat...a must-read" - Judith Schiess Avila, NYT Best-Selling author of Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by one of the Origial Navajo Code Talkers of WWII

"...in fine Hitchcock style, circumstances drag an innocent person into the thrill ride of a lifetime" - Simon Wood, USA Today Best-selling author of The One That Got Away and other books

"...twisty and riveting ride to the very end" - Cat Connor, author of The Byte Series

"...masterful use of dialog pulls the reader relentlessly through a complex, well-crafted plot" - Loretta Hall, author of eight non-fiction books

"...a smart, well-written thriller that will deliver on the big screen someday as well as it does on the page" - Leo Bottary, author of The Power of Peers

"...magnificent story...a smokin' good read!" - Les Edgerton, Award-winning author of The Death of Tarpons, The Rapist, The Bitch, The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping and others

"...a cleverly-conceived, fast-paced thriller that will keep you guessing right up to the last chapter" - Ian Barker, author of One Hot Summer

"...a fine cast of both good and bad guys, snappy dialogue, and great writing" - Christine Husom, author of the Winnebago County Mysteries and Snow Globe Shop Mysteries