Novels, Completed or Almost Completed or Somewhere in the Middle: The Demands of Empire: (being revised)
Frank is an ordinary county social worker. His wife Cynthia, who teaches fourth grade,
has recently become pregnant, and they are looking forward to starting a family. Then
Frank disappears, suddenly and inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned. Cynthia and
her friends, starting with minimal information, must try to determine what happened,
and why ... and do whatever they can to get Frank back.
Little Bright Light: (completed)
In Albuquerque a massage therapist is accused of serial murder after a pattern is detected:
several nursing home patients have died not long after she treated them. Homicide detective
Charlie Martin investigates and finds no evidence linking her with the deaths, but then he is
accused of a coverup. The resulting media and internet storm, rising from interconnected
cultural, racial, and political tensions, threatens his job and his family.
Right Descent: (completed)
Pat Sanders is the host for a popular drive-time talk show in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Station management, citing advertiser pressure, asks him to develop a more conservative
on-air stance, a move that creates dissension among his wife and friends. These difficulties
are compounded when he's offered a nationally syndicated show and is faced with a difficult
Anasazi Files: (in progress)
Homicide detective Charlie Martin is assigned to a case in which a badly decomposed body
is found at home. The autopsy is ambiguous as to whether foul play was involved, but
Martin continues the investigation, eventually unravelling a plot that has already resulted
in several murders.
Galt Renewal: (in progress)
A variety of people remaining after massive societal collapse struggle with survival,
including sustenance needs and interpersonal conflicts, and work to reinterpret the past
in order to restore order and guide the rebuilding of human populations, culture and