During Dust Bowl days in west Texas, a country doctor with shaky credentials delivers a baby, a so-called “monster,” acceptable parlance of that era indicating a newborn with multiple birth defects.
Later, Ivy Pettibone is mistakenly thought schizophrenic due to her garbled speech, landing her in a mental institution. There, she weaponizes one of her unusual birth defects, allowing her to emerge as an alpha female among the inmates.
In a parallel story merging decades later, Chase Callaway, grandson of Ivy’s delivering “doctor,” enters medical school planning on a career in psychiatry. While working as an aide in the mental institution, he strikes up a friendship with Ivy whereupon their lives become intertwined. After observing a surgical procedure with its instantaneous success, Chase alters his path toward specializing in general surgery. There, he ignores warning signs that he might be headed in the wrong direction. As Chase builds his shell of emotional protection to combat the “sins of commission” that are encountered in surgery, his armor includes one rusty bolt – his relationship with a distant physician-father who never finished his surgical residency.
Relationships shift and coincidences abound, raising the question of metaphysical explanations. Is the Callaway family haunted by a 13-generation curse? Is Ivy a designated guardian angel for Chase? Or, is the saga a simple tale made complex by quirky events?
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My mom should have killed me the day I was born.
Being a twin complicates the Evian line of succession, but Chancery Alamecha is fine letting Judica inherit the throne. After all, she’s the stronger sister—the merciless fighter, the ruthless politician, and the groomed heir. But something unexpected happens when Chancery tries on her mother’s staridium ring, forcing her into a role that she never wanted: the prophesied queen who will prevent the destruction of Earth.
Now I have to kill my sister.
Judica, enraged by this turn of events, vows to do anything to reclaim her rightful place as empress. Including challenging Chancery to a battle to the death. While Chancery is away training, she gets a taste of the human world, where she can do whatever she wants without genetic obligations. Now torn between a life she was born into and one that makes her happy, she must confront her treacherous sister—or cause the end of the world.
What are the critics saying?
“A fast moving, engaging tale in what promises to be an epic fantasy romance series,” Kirkus Reviews.
“Baker’s writing is swift but potent, and scenes of action and romance both prove exciting,” Publisher’s Weekly.
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Meet Gabriel Wolfe.
A decorated SAS veteran struggling to overcome his PTSD caused by a botched final mission.
Sucked back into government black ops work, he makes mistakes, sure. And he’s not invincible.
But he’s tough as nails. And he does what he needs to defeat evil. Whatever the cost.
Expect street-fighting, firefights and global locations. Fast cars, strong, beautiful women and truly twisted villains.
This boxset gives you the first three novels in the series – over 1,000 pages of “lose-sleep” action.
Book 1: Trigger Point: Now re-edited and with a brand-new ending. When a right-wing billionaire stands for Parliament, he enlists the help of ex-SAS soldier, Gabriel Wolfe.
Gabriel left the Army after a covert mission went disastrously wrong and has sworn never to cause another man’s death. It quickly becomes clear that Sir Toby Maitland’s ambitions extend far beyond a seat as an MP.
An ex-contact in Swedish Special Forces now working for MI5 contacts Gabriel, and he realises he has little choice but to try to stop his employer’s juggernaut in its tracks.
Gabriel finds himself embroiled in deals with Hells Angels and a South African arms dealer in the US before the true nature of Sir Toby’s plan is revealed.
Book 2: Blind Impact: When British Special Forces veteran Gabriel Wolfe is involved in a collision with a delivery truck, he lands up in a military hospital, where he discovers that someone is fatally sabotaging top-secret RAF flights using a new performance-enhancing drug.
Now, with two British women snatched by Chechen separatists, and the Farnborough Airshow fast approaching, Gabriel has to rescue the kidnap victims and prevent another pilot’s death.
The mission calls for street-fighting skills, military strategy and a stint undercover as a doorman for Jonny Rocketz, a sleazy bar in Talinn’s red light district.
Gabriel is up for the challenge, but he’s still carrying guilt for leaving a comrade’s body behind in his last, disastrous mission for the SAS. Will it overwhelm him just when he needs to be at his most focused?
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Twelve years later, while locked in a vicious legal battle to regain custody of her own daughter, reporter Samantha Church stumbles across the infant girl’s headstone at Golden Cemetery.
Sam is immediately intrigued by the plea for help from the Grandview Police Department on the child’s gravestone. Sam approaches Grandview police detective James Page, the original officer in charge of the case, but without new evidence, there is nothing Page can do to reopen the cold case and bring the killer to justice.
Or is there?
As Sam digs deeper into the baby’s murder, powerful businessmen, a former Merchant Marine and even a strange and mysterious psychic illuminate her path. Though the further she goes and the more dangerous and deceiving her journey becomes, she refuses to give up and let this infant girl’s murder go unsolved.
Cold Case No. 99-5219, is the newest fast-paced novel in the award-winning mystery series featuring reporter Samantha Church and the rest of the great ensemble cast of characters who will keep you coming back for more.