Eating the Forbidden Fruit

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Eating the Forbidden Fruit is a gritty fiction novel loosely based on true events in author Roland Sato Page’s life. The newcomer author delivers a personal journey into his rise and demise as a St. Louis City Police Officer. He takes the readers on a roller coaster ride of good ole family memories to the nightmarish reality of being a police officer indicted on federal drug charges. During his trial, he wrote memoirs as a testimonial of redemption. Roland’s case stems from the conflict of his childhood affiliation and his oath to uphold the law. What is certain is one can’t run from sin for karma is much faster.

Wrong Step (Urban Fiction): A Sinister Syndicate Thriller

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Being in the wrong place at the wrong time could get very deadly

In the city with eight million stories, there was a dark tale of a young Ghanaian emigrant woman looking for adventure in New York because selling fruit in the market in Ghana bored her.

Sheddi Dedzo was a very intelligent woman who learned photography, and happened upon a bodega robbery. She clicked away, and gave her camera to a police detective.
Detective Tanaka caught the criminals because of her pictures, and put her in school to become a real freelance investigative photographer.
She moved in with Moira McGuiness, a hedge fund manager. They became fast friends.
Moira was promiscuous, and asked Sheddi to take pictures of her, and her new handsome Rastafarian beau Jabril. She didn’t know him well enough. Sheddi agreed. She thought it was a break from all the illegal activities the recorded.
The couple went to the Jamaican Jerk club, and Sheddi followed. Jabril brought Moira to the adjacent alley to meet another Jamaican male. Sheddi took pictures from across the street.
Moira found out she was being recruited by a sinister Jamaican drug syndicate, and refused the offer. The Jamaican syndicate head shot her in the back, Sheddi screamed, and was seen by the two men.
She ran from them, and thought out of all her criminal picture taking, in helping her friend, she made a wrong step. How will she get out if being chased by a drug dealing Jamaican posse?

A dark urban tale of a Ghanaian female trying to escape a sinister syndicate with the help of her African food charity volunteers, and a former United States Army Ranger.

This thrilling story includes:

•Shows the darkness of dating arbitrarily.
•A female protagonist who uses her brains until she needs her brawn.
•Multicultural adventure
•Shows certain aspects of PTSD
•References New York State well
•Tells of how dangerous a Jamaican posse can be.
•Modern action with slight humor, and a touch of romance.
WARNING: Slight drug usage.

The Platinum Retriever: Earth’s Unexpected Savior

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A Private Investigator has to Investigate a Very Different Case

This alien invasion tale has a very different premise. Yes, they have xenomorph DNA, but they were indigenous to Earth. This adventure gets much deeper than the normal.

Daedalus Platinum was a private investigator for children who never received their child support. The reason for his diligence was his father died before he was born, and his mother died during his childbirth. This made him an immediately orphaned only child. His parents never got a chance to care for him, so why should a living neglectful parent have that choice?

One day his police contact sopped helping him. He found out why. There was a much more important police matter at hand. People were being disintegrated!

Detective Sandoval told him to stay out of it, but if this disturbance was stopping his only lead giver, he had to participate. He had to get his leads in order to eat.

What he discovered went way deeper than a routine murder case. The people were being disintegrated by aliens! Well, not aliens. Xenomorph/human hybrids was more appropriate.

Follow Daedalus Platinum, Detective Barret, and Detective Sandoval on a wild adventure of saving Earth in The Platinum Retriever: Earth’s Unexpected Savior.

In this science fiction alien invasion thriller, you’ll get:

  • Wild action, intrigue, and adventure
  • Another concept of aliens invading
  • Martial arts
  • An ethnic mix of heroes
  • Elements of death and bereavement to drive the story
  • Certain military aspects

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Find how these heroes battle the Arizona heat, and world domination in The Platinum Retriever: Earth’s Unexpected Savior

Jocelyn’s War

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There’s a war in the streets. The vicious Ghost Knights biker gang, suddenly flush with cash and guns, is challenging the Mob for control of the city. No one is safe as bodies fall and houses go up in flames.

Danny Rinker is a young Mob soldier, but he’s keeping his distance from the fighting. Encouraged by Jocelyn, his new girlfriend, Danny spends his days in the local bar he finally owns after years of struggling. While his friends are out making names for themselves, Danny finds in the velvety touch of Jocelyn’s lips all the action he’ll ever need.

From a chance encounter, Danny learns a secret that goes to the heart of the Ghost Knights’ newfound power. If he can unravel a twenty-year-old mystery, Danny will be the one who takes the bikers down once and for all.

But Jocelyn is not all she appears. She knows things about this war that her lover can’t even imagine. Danny is about to discover that Jocelyn is a warrior, and even if it breaks her heart, she will carry on her fight to the end.

Journeys Down a Long Dark Road

Just past the Philadelphia city limits there are a cluster of neighborhoods no one on the outside pays much attention to. It’s a nice place to live, with ballfields and takeout joints around every corner. The people who’ve raised their families for generations in the rowhomes and brick houses teach their kids to work hard and keep out of trouble.

But some people aren’t interested in staying out of trouble. There are fortunes to be made in the backstreets and shady barrooms, if you can stay alive long enough to get your hands on it. Many restless souls from this forgotten place have struck out from the safe path and traveled down a long, dark road.

Journeys Down a Long Dark Road is a series of standalone crime stories set in a shared world.

Lost in Wildwood

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Joshua has been a thief all his life. The biggest score he’s ever seen just fell into his lap. There are stacks of cash in a backroom practically waiting for the right crew to grab them. The planning and preparation have been painstaking, but years in the game have brought Joshua to this moment . . . and he’s ready!

So why is there a knot in his stomach whenever Joshua wakes up in the morning? Maybe it’s because the job breaks every rule that has kept him safe all these years. It involves guns, shady partners, and powerful people who don’t appreciate getting robbed. Or it could be the beautiful girl who’s bringing out feelings Joshua thought were just for other people. The girl who’s making him wonder if there’s something more to life than just the next score.

Only two weeks to get everything set. When the big night comes, bullets fly and friends become enemies. This job is going to end in a test of all Joshua’s skills, and a reckoning with all his demons.

Journeys Down a Long Dark Road

Just past the Philadelphia city limits there are a cluster of neighborhoods no one on the outside pays much attention to. It’s a nice place to live, with ballfields and takeout joints around every corner. The people who’ve raised their families for generations in the rowhomes and brick houses teach their kids to work hard and keep out of trouble.

But some people aren’t interested in staying out of trouble. There are fortunes to be made in the backstreets and shady barrooms, if you can stay alive long enough to get your hands on it. Many restless souls from this forgotten place have struck out from the safe path and traveled down a long, dark road.

Journeys Down a Long Dark Road is a collection of standalone crime stories set in a shared world.

The Travel Mate

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Afraid to travel alone to a faraway country she knows little about, Sandy chooses to go there with someone she met online. But that turns out not to be such a good idea.
When she goes missing while trekking in a remote mountain region, Patrick, her father, embarks on a frantic search. Then, just as he is about to learn what has happened to Sandy, his second daughter goes missing and he becomes caught in a race against time to find her before it’s too late.
If you like page-turning action and fast-paced suspense, then you’ll love to read The Travel Mate.

Setback

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SETBACK

Some forces break the boundaries of science. Others break the boundaries of time.

In between discovering ColdFusion and disrupting a pharmaceutical conspiracy, a menacing scheme unravels when a young scientist is assassinated before her testimony at the House Committee. CIA operative Ted Bester joins forces with the FBI agent Rick Brannigan to track down the hitman before he strikes again.

Due to the absence of documented intelligence on the assassin, they decide that they must use the surviving scientist, Randi Woolner, as bait. But the closer the killer gets, the more Ted hesitates to do so. When Ted learns that Randi is mentally linked to the killer through a cursed locket, they exploit this psychic espionage to its fullest. The team must quickly solve the hitman’s identity to stop him from killing more scientists and sabotaging the nation.

In this thrilling escapade of powerful forces, the supernatural bleeds into the norm and ultimately determines the destiny of countless lives.

Kill and Run

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Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.

Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

Before long, the case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.

In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?

The Girl Who Wrote the New York Times Bestseller

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From Kindle All-Star John Ellsworth, author of #1 bestseller in thrillers category

Attorney Thaddeus Murfee is skyjacked to Moscow. Next to him on the plane is Angelina Sosa, a brash 20-something with a degree in journalism from the esteemed University of Chicago.

Angelina decides to write a New York Times best-seller based on the skyjacking. She isn’t sure if it will be fiction or non-fiction, but she has her topic once the plane is diverted.

Thaddeus Murfee has just received front-page notoriety in the Tribune for his extraordinary courtroom defense of a World War II death camp survivor. Lately, Thaddeus’ name is being mentioned at all the important lawyer gatherings as the lawyer to keep an eye on in the U.S. In fact, there is even talk about him running for public office, maybe even U.S. Senator.

Angelina tells Thaddeus she will base new best-seller on the skyjacking. Surely a Pulitzer Prize isn’t even out of reach. Thaddeus declines all interviews with Angelina and the struggle begins.

What follows is an incredible legal thriller in Moscow, where Thaddeus and Angelina are the unwilling guests of the Russian President.

Thaddeus Murfee is at the top of his game in this book. The The New York Times Best-Seller will delight all Thaddeus Murfee fans who just can’t get enough of this young lawyer.