Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand

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One man's intricate ring becomes another's folly in this short strange tale of a dead man who was unable to rest in peace.High Art is a darkly humorous tale of revenge in the style of The Cask of Amontillado.Included with High Art is a preview of my first novel, Deer Lake, available as of February, 2012.
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Two Good Eyes

Two Good Eyes

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Frank usually treats his female riding partners pretty good, but when his latest gets t-boned by a left-turner, he has to dig deep within to care for her while she recovers in ICU. This title has been expanded and re-published as "One More Time".
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Midnight At The Oasis

Midnight At The Oasis

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Frank Ross is headed down Mexico way, but first he has to escape from the high desert and the clutches of a sweet-talking, nimble little thing that has spun her web and led Frank down the road to good intentions gone bad. Following a trial by fire, Frank manages to get back on the road, but not before narrowly escaping a damsel in much distress when he refuses to take her along for the ride.
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Pox

Pox

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When Russell finally accepts that he has escaped the purging of humanity from the city, he hunkers down in an abandoned house in a suburb far from the city’s center. In the mess left behind, managing for his day-to-day needs occupies every waking hour. When he encounters another human being doing the same, he sets out to discover who it is that is trapped in a situation not dissimilar to his own.
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First Time & Other Stories

First Time & Other Stories

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Frank is on the road, hitting all the high spots (or the low spots, depending on your point of view). These short stories find him at a peeler bar off the 15 in Montana; encountering a hitch-hiker off the 10 in New Mexico; being sweet-talked by his landlady; romancing a truck-driving sweetheart in a sleeper at a California truck stop; flirting with a waitress in a restaurant in the high desert. Frank’s weakness for dark-haired, dark-eyed women is often his downfall, but this time he’s just enjoying what life has to offer while he’s on the road.
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Dreams Die Fast

Dreams Die Fast

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Frank Ross spent the winter on the Baja riding his motorcycle under sunshine and blue skies. Now it’s spring and he’s headed home, but bad luck encountered in a casino parking lot means that he’s stuck waiting for parts in a small, isolated town on the west side of the Salton Sea just 70 miles north of the Mexican border. With nothing to do but kill time, Frank accepts an invitation for a home-cooked meal. Before he knows it, he's knee-deep in cartel drugs with a woman itching to pull the trigger on the gun she has pointed at his back.
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