The lust for power drives a ruthless Bay Area Russian drug smuggler to attack and kidnap the accountant of a high-tech company while he is transporting new spy technology. The Device falls into the hands of a street-smart teen, who escapes the clutches of evil and races east to a renovated gold mine in the Sierras. Active duty and retired lawmen, the FBI, marijuana growers, and army special forces unite to protect and rescue the innocent.
After working more than thirty years in the live concert industry, I have many stories. My close friends have heard them many times. I decided I needed to make up something new to talk about with them. I started this story while caring for my mother when she was in hospice care. “There will be better days ahead,” she said as the drugs made her drowsy. And I wrote. When she woke, I read to her. I spent many hours writing my story and reading to her. She died peacefully two weeks later, and I decided to finish what I had started. Many real people in my life appear as characters in this fictional story. It was fun putting them in different situations and explaining what I chose for their often different-from-real-life occupations. I am confident they will enjoy what they read. I was born in Pipestone, Minnesota, raised in Hayward, California, and graduated from Fresno State. I have resided in the Kansas City area since 1985.