The Stories

Coffee, early mornings, coffee, fog (physical and mental), moving the cat off my chair, notes on the run, forgotten lines of brilliance (weren't they?), voices, trees, mistakes and mistakes and mistakes. I could draft a book on what it takes to produce a novel—but other people have already done that (just once or twice).

Instead, I'll admit to this: For all the head-banging frustration, swearing and times of swirling confusion, writing these stories has been the most enjoyable challenge (outside of parenthood) of my life.

Tempest Road

ISBN 1-977-91077-7

The incredible has happened. The U.S. Men's soccer team has stunned the world and won the F.I.F.A. World Cup. The hero was MacLeod, a backup striker who punched in two last-minute goals.

Three years later, MacLeod is with the team in Panama to kick off World Cup qualifying. Everything is right with the world...until it isn't. He wakes chained to a chair in an apartment. Soon, he's being marched at gunpoint through the wild Colombia jungle.

Innocent man. Hard-working American. Honest professional. Trapped in a game of blame and blood, all of MacLeod's survival skills are put to the test. Will they be enough for him to escape Tempest Road?

An entertaining read that puts the protagonist through the ultimate test for survival of body and soul.

Amazon 5-star review

 

Neither MacLeod, the American hero, nor us, the reader, have any idea of his ultimate fate - and so

you’re committed to a page-turning journey to find out.

Amazon 5-star review

Endgame (Woman at War, 1)

ISBN 1-539-66049-4

A winter wasteland. Its rare fuel. The war machine storms in.

Sniper Captain June Vereeth never wanted to lead soldiers, and she certainly didn’t want to go fight on Preciless 75. But luck deals a cruel fate, and the impossible happens. Victory comes with a disastrous price.

 

Vereeth and four soldiers find themselves stranded some 70 million miles behind enemy lines. They have no radio, little food and no way off. The planet's dangerous predators are getting closer. Best of all, their merciless enemies—the Mitasterites—are returning by the thousands.

 

P-75 is a harsh world full of amazing discoveries for the adventurous. Will it become their tomb, as well?

Edison has fashioned a beautifully crafted and near-flawless galactic war tale in turns surprising, gripping and amusing. I so loved this book and can not wait for its sequel, may there be many!

Amazon 5-star review

 

A model of close research, fast-paced action and exhilarating deadpan dialogue.

Amazon 5-star review

The Churning

ISBN 978-1-4928-4554-6

Persian-American soccer star Arman Hessabi wakes in chains in a house of enemies. Driven in part by an abusive older brother, the self-centered hero feels his life is complete with the glory, women and riches afforded by a Premier League striker’s lifestyle.

However, Hessabi he meets his match in Fat Man, Captain, Huck and Kay—four men who hold him in thrall, somewhere in Europe.

 

Through trials and memories, Hessabi comes to question his own ego and position in life. But is it too late for a world-famous athlete with no apparent power over his own fate?

Part dark and moody, part psychological thriller - The Churning makes for great reading for those who like to get just a little taste - but not quite touch - the dark side of real life.

Amazon 5-star review

 

The shear will of Hessabi to overcome and survive everything that is thrown at him is admirable, to say the least. The twist and turns throughout the book keep you on your toes and turning the pages.

Amazon 5-star review

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