Death By Stupidity
Since the violent death of his wife and son, perpetuated by a serial killer who is still on the loose, Grabor's sworn oath to uphold and abide by the law is still a priority, but its boundaries have begun to blur. In his pursuit of violent criminals, he finds himself constantly pushing the legal limits. With lights flashing and siren blaring he is hoping to get a lead on a year-long unsolved case. More
Lieutenant Ray Grabor senses a serial kidnapper is operating in Norman, OK after not only one, but two young men, of about the same age, disappear along with their cars. When one of these cars shows up, but not the young man that owns it, his radar hits its max level. He may not be dealing with just kidnapping now, but also with murder.
It's not long before Grabor has a lead, and like a dog with a juicy bone, he tears into every aspect of that lead until he determines a course of action. Grabor and the kidnappers are about to have an experience they will never forget.
Unintended consequences, death and loss continually block the progress of the kidnappers to reach their ultimate goal. Their crafty planning and luck initially keep them free, but their efforts are not enough to shake Grabor and he remains a force to be reckoned with causing them to commit acts of desperation. As weariness begins to set in, they begin to make stupid decisions that not only put their lives at stake, but also that of Grabor's and the other officers on their trail, along with the innocent people along their path.
Oklahoma, Texas and even the Mexican police force all become involved in the effort to secure their capture, not to mention the opportunistic marauders in the Chihuahua Desert whose illegal and violent acts include work with the drug cartels, human trafficking and bounty hunting. It becomes a race as to what fate the kidnappers, and perhaps murderers, will suffer. Will it be determined by the police, the marauders, or will the elements and creatures of the desert be their unexpected downfall? Or, could it be a combination of all of the above.
Even though Grabor started this chase in his twentieth year of police work, it wasn't his most significant year to date. Sadly that was his tenth year that held a turning point for him as his wife and child became victims of a serial killer he had been pursuing. He struggled through a period of time when it didn't seem he would be able to survive not just his job, but also his life. The guilt of not being able to protect his family nearly consumed him. However, because of his job and the people who cared for him in the department and their relentless persistence, he found his way through the darkness. He focused on the daily demands, honed his skills and succeeded in achieving the admiration of his fellow officers. However, as good as this was, his job was all he had and loneliness was a way of life.
When the chase took him to the border town of Roma, TX, that all changed. As luck would have it, when he walked into the police station his life was unexpectedly renewed in a way he never thought would ever happen. Within a second or sixty at the most, he met and fell in love with Sergeant Eleanor Smith. Although extremely occupied with his pursuit, he still found ways to include her professionally, and personally. Were the dangers of the chase going to rob him of this new and wonderful fast-paced romance and the benefits that love had to offer after so much sadness?
What will be the conclusion? Who will live? Who will die? Who will be left to grieve? Who will feel joy? This is an intense action novel with many twists and turns that will keep you asking those questions throughout. The answers may surprise you, and your feelings for the characters will as well.
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