Strike Price: Lynn Dayton Thriller #2

When several people involved in bidding for an oil refinery are murdered, the situation becomes far more than a billion-dollar business deal. A self-made woman in the oil industry, Lynn Dayton fights to save lives when escalating attacks reveal a hired assassin’s plan to disrupt energy trade, wreck world economies, and draw another global power into dangerous confrontation with the United States. Are the killers rogue civil servants challenging the Cherokees’ financial independence, Sansei operatives again wreaking violence, or sinister investors swapping the bidding war for a real one? Lynn Dayton and Cherokee tribal executive Jesse Drum must learn to trust each other so they can find and stop the killers. Can sobering up really be fatal? How have so many of the deaths been made to appear accidental? Who’s creating weapons with modern poisons and ancient Cherokee arts?


Meet L. A. Starks

L. A. Starks is an energy investor and author of the Lynn Dayton thriller series. 13 DAYS: THE PYTHAGORAS CONSPIRACY, first in the series, received 5-star ratings. STRIKE PRICE, the second, won the Texas Association of Authors First Place Award for best mystery/thriller. THE SECOND LAW, third in the series, was a Mystery & Thriller quarterfinalist in the 2019 BookLife Prize, an Action-Adventure finalist in the 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards, and a 2023 quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition. Her short stories have been published both in anthologies and as stand-alones. She is also extensively published in non-fiction centered on energy investments. Starks was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up in Oklahoma, went to school in New Orleans and Chicago and now lives in Texas. She has run over twenty half-marathons. Her novels draw on her energy work experience and her travels to favorite international destinations like the Swiss and French Alps, Spain, and Japan.

Whispers Among The Prairie

***Winner of the 2019 Book Excellence Award in the Western category***

Journey back in time to the American West, where the ancient prairie lands are stained with blood from the battles being waged between the Indians and White Man.

The Indians wish to continue living in freedom as they always have, but the White Man see them as savages who need to be eradicated.

Chief Black Kettle, of the Southern Cheyenne Indians, and his adopted daughter, Morning Dove, try and keep the peace with the Whites, wishing to protect their people from the needless bloodshed sweeping across the land.

Enter Clinton McKay, a veteran of the Civil War, who re-enlists in the cavalry and crosses paths with Morning Dove. The pair soon develop feelings for one another but fight against them, knowing society wouldn’t allow them to be together, as they are on opposite sides of a war.

What will happen? Will they bow to an unjust society? Will their love flourish? Will Black Kettle keep his tribe safe? Join the adventure on the Great Plains in Whispers Among the Prairie.