“You can get out of jail, but you never get out of parole.”

Kenny Ruffin, a former gang leader serving hard time in San Quentin, looks forward to his release so he can get his life back and meet his teenage son for the first time. His destiny becomes entangled with that of a redneck career criminal called Cat McGrath when the two of them are sent back to L.A. on the same bus. McGrath warns Ruffin that the gangs will never allow him back on the street and he will end up back in prison no matter what he does. As predicted, they are met with gunfire as they step off the bus. Ruffin vows to track down the shooters to redeem his honor and status, as McGrath draws him into a crackbrained scheme to even old scores with a gang of dirty cops. With memorable characters, lots of action, a suspenseful plot and plenty of humor, PAROLE is a crime thriller in the tradition of Elmore Leonard.

“…A tale that is hard to put down and satisfyingly original: a standout in its genre.” — Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“…A joy to read!” — Ken Bruen, author of the award-winning Jack Taylor series

Hollywood Hostage


Straight from the Tabloids. The mafia kidnaps a movie and the actors fight back.

Irreverent, funny, and exciting

Karl Priam isn’t so bad but the Hollywood high life ruined his future as a director… until he survives an armed robbery. A solid performance for the news lands him another movie and it looks like a blockbuster.

Or is it?

There’s a war behind the scenes. Head producer Bob Ruckin hates the Internet billionaire who bought the studio and he’ll do anything to run her out of town: hire a coke-headed director; a temperamental diva; an old washed up, heroin-addicted villain; a train-wreck tabloid starlet; and the biggest action star to double the budget.

Everything is in place for the biggest flop in history.

But when fast-talking Karl keeps this motley crew on track, Bob calls the mob. And all hell breaks loose.

Can Karl stay clean, dodge bullets, get his actors to fight back, and still make a movie?