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Sometimes you have to dance in the minefield …

Navy SEAL, JD Cordell, is ready to retire and take his K9 partner, Ajax, with him. JD has exciting plans for a new life that includes the courageous and beautiful Doctor Ellen Chang he met on a mission in Niger.

But when JD’s father unexpectedly dies of cancer, his grieving mother, Mai, travels to Vietnam to search for her adopted Montagnard brother, a brother she hasn’t seen in over forty years. During her attempt to track him down, Mai unwittingly steps into a blood feud between her Montagnard brother and a powerful Vietnamese drug lord, a bitter hatred that began during the Vietnam War.

When his mother disappears into the seedy underbelly of Ho Chi Minh City, JD has no choice but to come out of retirement for one last explosive mission. And Ajax is with him all the way. 

Montagnard received the Gold Book Award for August 2020 from Literary Titan!

The action in this novel is relentless and well detailed.

Literary Titan
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A tightly focused and exciting second installment of a thriller series.

Kirkus Reviews
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Serpents Underfoot

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Lose your focus, lose your life …

JD Cordell is the son of a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and his Vietnamese wife. A skilled martial artist and SEAL K9 handler, JD suddenly finds himself caught up in a terrorist plot orchestrated from the mountains of Iran; a plot that reaches into the highest levels of the U.S. government. When the terrorists strike close to home, for JD it suddenly becomes very personal. As a professional warrior, JD doesn’t get mad … he takes action.

Praise for Serpents Underfoot

All of the story characters are well developed, producing genuine shocks when certain individuals die. The author writes in an unadorned
prose that keeps the plot moving at a steady beat.… the finale is … exhilarating.

Kirkus Reviews

The book has it all—authentic detail, breathless action, vividly drawn settings, and an exhilarating plot. Action thrillers fans will be rewarded. Readers will wait eagerly for JD and Ajax to come together for another treacherous adventure.

The Prairies Book Review

Adirondack Bear Tales

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Meet Ursus Americanus …

A wonderfully charming collection of true tales taken from generations of family camping and vacationing at Raquette Lake, deep in the heart of the Adirondack Park of Upstate New York. Fun stories to read to your children or tell while sitting around the campfire. According to one reader, Adirondack Bear Tales is a superlative blend of family, nature, humor, and fright. Suitable for children of all ages!

Praise for Adirondack Bear Tales

The author recounts his and his family’s experiences camping on the shores of Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks. … The stories are all short, and there are only eleven, so the entire book can be read in 30 minutes or so. But they are all delightful, easy to read, and captivating. Quality rather than quantity!