The South Hills Conspiracy
Retired cops Stacie and Andrew team up to rescue the helpless and serve justice. Can they reunite, Samantha Collier, pro beach volleyball player, with her missing computer genius boyfriend? Follow them deep in the wilds of the Mount Shasta volcano. Their search will bring them too close to the serial killers who want Professor David Trutanich dead. Will Samantha ever see David alive again? More
Meet investigators Stacie Regent and Andrew Powell in the South Hills Conspiracy.
Andrew Powell, a depressed widow now alienated from his only son Jesse, a West Point drop out, is a far cry from his glory days as an LAPD Captain. Stacie Regent, forced to retire from the U.S. Marshall Service, struggles to recover from a life and death battle with breast cancer. The case of the disappearance of South Hills College Professor David Trutanich brings the duo together.
David Trutanich has garnered an unprecedented multimillion dollar grant to develop online curriculum for colleges across the nation. But in the process has he stumbled upon a major fraud conspiracy to funnel student loans into terrorist networks? His fiancée Samantha Collier left him to attend Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship. Will she regret her decision? Can David and Samantha overcome the conflicts in their careers and the disapproval of her mother Janet?
Follow the travels of David and Samantha as they journey across the Swiss Alps, France, Germany, England, and the Caribbean in a whirlwind romance. But will it last? Dangerous forces are at play seeking to keep them apart forever. Janet’s sudden departure causes Samantha to fear the worst, leaving David to bury himself in his work while seeking solace in her best friend Lana.
David’s success in internet education is matched by Samantha’s engineering prowess at her father’s manufacturing facility. Yet neither of them can find contentment with no one to share their achievements with. Meanwhile Andrew and Jesse’s relationship reaches a crossroad when Jesse becomes a police academy cadet and earns a job with an elite undercover drug enforcement unit.
Soon after David discovers troubling evidence linked to a student with a record, he disappears without a trace. Andrew charged with finding David by both the South Hills police chief and the College chancellor discovers that David’s estranged girlfriend Samantha is the only lead he has.
When Andrew learns that Samantha has gone hiking near Mt. Shasta, he heads off on a long desired road trip. Andrew enlists Samantha’s help finding David. Soon Stacie, Samantha and Andrew find themselves on a climbing adventure that doesn’t end until they have come face to face with wild animals, traversed treacherous terrain, and avoided calamitous earthquakes.
Jesse, having graduated to the big time, wonders if he is in over his head, alone in the wilderness of Lake Shasta when he learns that the drug dealers he thought he knew are in fact ruthless killers planning the fates of their next victims. If only he could talk to Andrew, Jesse realizes too late that his angry rebellious attitude may cost him more than a chance to make up with his father.
As they help Samantha get closer to David’s trail, Andrew and Stacie grow closer in their feelings for one another. What they begin to see is that they just might represent the last chance they have at happiness. The climactic confrontation looms with a harrowing encounter on a houseboat for Jesse and a rescue attempt to prevent David from being buried alive.
Just when it seems they are out of the woods, Andrew is found close to death. In the aftermath even Janet finds herself attempting to flee the clutches of a felon, only to be freed by the man she wanted no part of.
The South Hills Conspiracy is an action adventure mystery with a romantic twist. Genre readers will have a feast of fun. Join the newly formed team of Stacie Regent and Andrew Powell as they begin their partnership as gumshoe detectives. L. Anthony
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