DERRICK:The Second Installment of Gavin Nolan's Biography

2018 Winner New Apple Literary Awards as Official Selection in Psychological Suspense

  

In Hyde Park, a movie theater erupts in flames on a bitterly cold November evening. 


It seems like a job for the fire department, but under Captain Creighton’s direct orders, Detective Gavin Nolan and his partner, Derrick Williamson, must investigate. Arriving on the chaotic scene, they find multiple fatalities—but one of the victims is most peculiar… 

Gavin soon discovers that this fire wasn’t the first of its kind. The arsonist has set ablaze other buildings around Chicago, and more female victims left in the same gruesome state have been discovered. 


Gavin and Derrick determine that the arsonist is not an arsonist at all—but a sinister serial killer with an agenda.

Juggling the unexpected events in his personal life, Gavin digs into the locations of the explosions. At the same time, Derrick probes into the victims’ lives, searching for any possible connection.  


However, when the next explosion occurs, the killer leaves behind a significant object, and Derrick becomes noticeably reserved. Gavin soon uncovers an enigmatic link, one that points to Derrick’s military past. A time that his partner had wished to forget. Yet, to catch the vicious maniac, Derrick must tell Gavin everything. 


In a suspenseful, gripping ride to the end, it is up to Gavin to rescue his partner from the clutches of a killer. But will he make it in time?

    

Or dead bodies or casualties—something that specifies the victims aren’t just victims, but that they have actually died in the fire. 

Gavin: The First Installment of Gavin Nolan's Biography

2017 Winner in New Apple Literary Awards as Official Selection in Horror

  

The Chicago summer is heating up…

 

In a luxurious hotel off Michigan Avenue, Detective Gavin Nolan arrives on a grisly scene. Two men have been brutally murdered, and one of the victims has a familiar face. The twisted display is like nothing Gavin has ever seen, but it’s the message scrawled in blood on the bathroom mirror that leaves him reeling: Gavin, you could have saved me.

  

Other men have been viciously slain as well over the last few weeks. As he dives further into the victims’ lives, Gavin and his partner, Derrick, discover that each of the men have a common thread—one that Gavin shares. It’s a reality he has suppressed for years. 

On top of Gavin’s personal chaos, the killer is displaying the bodies in a series of specific designs to depict a long ago memory. Recognizing the pattern, Gavin soon is forced to recall the dark event. In order to catch the killer, Gavin must reconcile his past.  


Before he becomes the final victim himself.


GAVIN is a sexual thriller that will leave you breathless…

The Tale of Old Man Fischer

  

Something is wrong in Shane’s neighborhood. As he unravels the mystery behind the animal disappearances--that have occurred over several decades--the signs lead him to the listless Old Man Fischer. One night, he and his mother visit the elderly man who then tells them a tale about his childhood and post-doctoral life at the university. 


As he shares his life, he describes the opportunity to be on a spectacular new project in Central America. Along with his new wife, their objective is to catalogue new species in the canopies of the Costa Rican rainforest. However, the eruption of Mount Arenal shakes the country. Upon the demands of the university, Dr. Fischer must take Jillian and his team to explore a new region unearthed from the explosion. As wonder easily overwhelms him and the team, tragedy strikes quickly and leaves his wife in a catatonic state. 


Over the next few days as more animals are disappearing, Shane laments over the man’s life in the rainforest and questions the event at the volcano. What are you hiding, Old Man Fischer? He finally asks himself. Shane knows the answers lie in the man’s house and brings his best friend for backup. In a roller coaster of an ending, Shane will discover Old Man Fischer’s secrets and uncover the mystery in his neighborhood after all these years…