Empty Doorways

Book Cover: Empty Doorways
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 17.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1645830115
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 335
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ISBN: B07ZTNS5VT
Pages: 335
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ISBN: 9780463757970
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Where is Gabriel Clay?

The search is on for missing twelve-year-old, Gabriel Clay. Few know Gabriel has a secret. Dangers are built-in with his secret. Seasoned detectives, Ben Schwartz and Al Di Natale have joined the rest of Boston in what many call a fool’s errand. The Boston area the boy and his grandmother live in is plagued with drugs and violence. However, the school he attends, George Washington Carver Charter School, offers a first-rate education and an outstanding basketball program.

Wounded Army captain, Ty Douglass, a graduate himself, returns from Afghanistan and joins the hunt. Douglass connects with old friends, Solomon Greer and Charles O’Toole, aka Tool. They share a tragedy from their youth; the unsolved murder of a friend. Empty Doorways has many secrets. Gabriel Clay has his, City Councilor Marty Doyle has his own, and Douglass wonders if Greer and Tool, whose illegal business is becoming more treacherous, know more about their friend’s death than they are admitting. In order to solve this case, the two detectives must risk their lives to uncover the secrets.

Otherwise, there will be more empty doorways unfilled because loved ones are never coming home.

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His blue police light flashing on the dash, Di Natale pushed his Mustang up to 80. Ahead was the exit for Dorchester Bay. Di Natale had forgotten his LED flashlight. In a pinch, he’d use the little light on his smart phone to make the arrest. He wished he had his Army night vision goggles. He felt prepared, though. His mission was to confirm if the tip about the shipment was real. Then he’d call in help.

But it was risky and not sanctioned by police procedures. He should have informed his superiors before he left.  If a professional killer was overseeing the delivery, Di Natale could get himself killed and the killer gets away. Would he be doing this on his own, if he was still with his wife Donna and son Chris? Maybe not. Without his family, which he was losing with the divorce, he had less to lose. He drove onto the road to the beach and yacht club. He put his police light back into the glove box.

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Di Natale had on his ballistic vest, with pockets for four full magazines and his cell phone. Clipped to his vest shoulder strap was a walkie talkie on a police frequency. On his patrolman’s belt rested his holstered Glock 9mm, a set of cuffs, and a Spyderco knife in a scabbard. He wore hiking boots with dark wool socks, black jeans, a black sweatshirt under the vest, a dark blue nylon rain jacket, with green neon letters, P-O-L-I-C-E on the back, and a blue Boston PD baseball cap. He slowed the Mustang to look for a spot near the coordinates Hernandez gave him. Close enough, he  parked, the beach and the ocean in front. He smelled salt in the wind. He got a call.

“I’m on my way, Mr. Citizen Soldier,” said Schwartz. He was pissed. “We should call in SWAT and alert Boston PD.”

“Right, except won’t we look like the tail end of a baboon when all we got to show for this tip is sand in everyone’s shoes? Besides, if we make this arrest, we might get promotions.”

“Unless they’re posthumous,” said Schwartz.

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Baba – Against All Odds

Book Cover: Baba - Against All Odds
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 17.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1978005778
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 337
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ISBN: 978-1-387-26957-0
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 337
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Twenty-something Glenna Cobb is busy climbing the corporate ladder when she finds herself plunged into the dark world of organized crime.  To further complicate her life, Michael Vikos, the savvy, much older industrialist/crime boss, decides that she must marry him so that he can better protect her from his more unsavory business associates.  Despite the unconventional start to their marriage and their age difference, and one horrific incident, love grows between the unlikely pair.

With their seventh anniversary approaching, Michael decides to step away from the illegal aspects of his business so that he and Glenna can adopt.  Just as Glenna learns that she is miraculously pregnant, Fate steps in, and once again, her life will radically change.  Will Glenna be able to protect what is most important to them both?

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Upstairs Glenna paced across the plush carpet at the foot of the enormous bed.  She lifted a hand to her face to brush away the same unruly lock of hair again, but the hand was shaking so hard that she clenched it into a fist and let it drop to her side.  She took in a deep breath and exhaled slowly in an attempt to steady her nerves.  She opened a door next to her, looking for a bathroom, and found instead a large walk-in closet filled with impeccable designer suits and sports clothes and perfectly polished shoes and boots.  She stepped over to the shirt rack and ran her fingers through the dozens of tailored silk shirts.  She noticed the initials “MV” or “V” on several, and there was a wire bin that held dozens of neatly pressed handkerchiefs with the same monograms.

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“Oh, great,” Glenna mumbled as it dawned on her, “Vikos, the V is for Vikos.  The top man put me in his room, his own bedroom.  Out of the frying pan and into the fire.”  She heard voices outside and hurried to the window.  She recognized several of the men from the conference room earlier.  She couldn’t hear what was being said, but it was obvious that the meeting had adjourned and everyone was leaving.  Within a minute there was a knock on the door, and she felt every muscle in her body tense as she turned to face the tall man who walked into the room.  He closed the door behind himself and considered the lovely wide-eyed young woman across from him.

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Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre

Book Cover: Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre
Editions:Paperback - Second Edition: $ 15.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1542325943
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 220
Hardcover - First Edition: $ 35.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1-365-65210-3
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 220
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Delve into the mind of a serial killer, bathe in the darkness and solitude that is Hell, fight the undead and unleash the demons. Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre will rip its way into your subconscious and mess with your perceptions, taking your mind to places unexplored and showing you the roots of your fears.

 

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The clanging was barely audible at first. Brad held his breath, straining to hear it, but his fearful heart throbbed in his ears and made it difficult to pinpoint, It seemed to come from a great distance, but from every direction. Brad allowed himself to exhale a stagnant gasp, trying to silence it in shudders. The sound became clearer, seemed to be getting closer. One repetitive sound, as if Brad was trapped in a huge bell jar and some giant finger kept tapping the glass. His breaths were still coming in staccato relief, but the clanging Had now increased in volume significantly. Brad called an image to mind of the Sunday walk to church with his family as a child. The tintinnabulations of the mighty bell growing in intensity as they grew closer to the massive stone edifice that had always filled him with dread. This sound had the same effect.

Reviews:Amazon Reviewer wrote:

Once you start it you won't be able to stop until you've read the whole thing!! This book has a large selection of shorts that are bound to make chills run down your spine and keep you from putting your feet on the floor no matter how desperately you need a potty break!!! Better to read during the day unless your looking for a good scare or nightmares.

Jennifer on Jennifer wrote:

Simon isn’t just a talented writer. He is an artist with his own business in horror art and collectibles. He’s a family man at heart and has been lucky to have his paper mentioned in the local paper. For fans of anything mysterious and creepy this book is for you.


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