Mysteries

Murder at the University

John Paul Davis, a wealthy computer executive and alum of the University returns for the wedding of a favorite professor's daughter. At the wedding reception, he renews his friendship with a beautiful post-doc, Rachel Howard, and an old enemy, Professor Dewit, who extends an insulting invitation for dinner at his home the next evening. Rachel confides in John Paul about some missing lab notes.

John Paul pumps aristocratic Chloe Manning, the owner of a bed & breakfast where he is staying, about Dewit and wife, Marie. Davis hears Marie had a lover, a young midwestern boy. Inadvertently, Davis finds evidence that Chloe Manning was a member of La Fleur Noir, a secret French group of which Davis was once a member.


The Chinese Treasure

In this adventure mystery, an English Lord secretly enters the ancient tomb of Emperor Qin Shih Haung Ti in Xian the legendry terminus of the Silk Road. He absconds with a fabulous fortune. Anxious to avoid an international incident, the Chinese government contacts an undercover French organization, the Noir, to return the treasure. Three of the Noir’s agents work against a glamorous sophisticated background that spans two continents to locate the treasure. Along the way they become entangled in murders, the kidnapping of the daughter of a French diplomat, and their own shadowy past. 

A Pox On You

A Pox On You, a mystery involving smallpox germ warfare, is disturbingly possible. In this bio-terroist thriller, a multi-millionaire sets up an institute to produce a vaccine for a smallpox mutant. He enlists the aid of an undercover French organization, the Noir, to detect who else has the mutant or is working on a vaccine. Three of the Noir’s agents work feverishly to locate the mutant and vaccine before they fall into the hands of powerful individuals intent on blackmailing the world. Moving against a wealthy, sophisticated background, the Noir’s agents become involved in multiple murders and their own shadowy past.

VX: A Deadly Mist

Little did John Davis think when he and his friend Dudley Curtis set off for a pub on a rainy, fall evening that before they reached the pub door, Dudley would be murdered by a tiny speck of the deadly nerve agent VX. This murder involves John and his Noir colleagues, Richard Moore and Chloe Manning, in a mystery entailing chemical weapons. VX: A Deadly Mist is a suspense thriller tracing the possible theft by terrorists of chemical weapons and chemical agents from U S Army bases. Homeland Security seeks help from the FBI, the CIA and a shadowy French undercover organization, the Noir. While suspicion spreads distrust of upper level government officials, three of the Noir’s agents visit army bases to track down an M23 land mine, two 4.2-inch M2 mortars and four M55 rockets all missing from their stockpile sites. Were these deadly weapons simply diversions for a more lethal action? The Noir agents work against the clock to find and return the stolen chemical weapons and prevent powerful, well-organized insurgents from using the insidious VX to kill millions. Chloe Manning calls on her contacts with high officials. Richard Moore, while struggling with past romantic entanglements and a French girl’s crush, recognizes his wedding must play second fiddle to national security. John Davis strives to overcome jealousy and concentrate on preventing a national catastrophe. Actions based on hints and surmises rather than facts begin to pay off, with help from U S Army personnel at three military bases, local and state police, but time is running out.