I've been writing books for over 30 years. I am now retired from the practice of pulmonary medicine. One of the several non-fiction books I wrote years ago was about the medical aspects of scuba diving ("Scuba Diving Explained"). With that background, I crafted a novel about the death of a young woman scuba diver. "The Wall: Chronicle of a Scuba Trial" is my 15th book and fourth novel. (See list at http://www.lakesidepress.com/books.html.) The novel covers the 5-day (fictional) trial over the woman's disappearance during a Grand Cayman wall dive. Who is responsible? The corporation that owns the dive outfit (and its divemaster), or the victim herself? Was it suicide or nitrogen narcosis? Witness the courtroom battle of experts and decide for yourself.
Published: June 19, 2015.
Fiction » Historical » USA
Late in the U.S. Civil War the South begins to win battles against the North. How? With the aid of 20th century German submarines and machine guns, sent by time machine from 1918. Now, will Lincoln and Grant fight to the end or agree to an armistice? Once you get past the time travel conceit, the unfolding events -- and the soldiers' behavior on both sides -- all make perfect sense.
In Dec 1864 General William Tecumseh Sherman and his 62,000 man army occupy Savannah, Georgia. Against this historical backdrop the novel introduces a young war widow, Belle Anderson, who becomes the general's willing mistress. She discovers true sexual freedom and something else -- a bordello operator who stalks her at night and threatens to expose the affair.