Mark Troy is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Thailand where they taught English and supervised student teachers. After the Peace Corps, the Troys moved to Hawaii for graduate school. They now live in Texas where Mark is an administrator and researcher at the Texas A&M University. Mark has degrees from Quincy University, Washington University and the University of Hawaii. The Troys have two sons a daughter-in-law, one granddaughter and one grandson.
When not writing, Mark runs marathons. He has completed 18 so far.
The Tropical Storm of the Women's Professional Basketball League had earned a reputation as home wreckers for the way they vanquished opponents on the other team's home court. But did they confine their home wrecking to the court or did it continue off the court and in the bed? Private eye, Val Lyon knows the answer from first hand experience.
Its rodeo time in up-country Maui. Honolulu private eye Val Lyon is investigating some thefts. The victim? A 1700 pound bag of aggression named Terminator. Terminator is a champion bull. What was taken? Bull sperm. The likely suspects are a champion bull rider and a barrel clown. The case soon turns deadly and Val finds herself in danger of losing her heart to the cowboy and her life to a killer.
Honolulu private eye, Val Lyon, takes on the case of a young woman who committed suicide. Or did she? Her brother believes she was murdered by a man who had stalked her. He wants Val to find the truth. In her most dangerous case, yet, Val learns that the truth could cost her life.
Paula Evangelista—Vengelista—is at the top of the beach volleyball circuit. Knocking down kill after kill, she is trying to regain her title of kill leader. But someone wants to put an end to her streak and maybe an end to her life. It is up to Honolulu private eye, Val Lyon, to find out who wants to kill the kill leader and prevent it from happening or end up as another kill herself.
Burn in! That's what it means to hit the ground at terminal velocity. Val Lyon's adrenaline is pumping on her first sky dive. The speed, the wind, the snap of the canopy is the thrill of a life time. But that all changes when one of Val's sky jump masters burns in. Was it an accident or was it murder? Val must find out.
It's March Madness. The U.C. Santa Christa women's basketball team is headed to the Big Dance, the NCAA basketball tournament, but death is stalking the team. Records are falling and bodies are dropping. Former star Val Lyon, now private detective, returns to her alma mater and her former team to stop the madness and get them to the championship alive.
Ex-cop, ex-con, ex-pro basketball player turned private eye, Val Lyon has been hired by a Honolulu attorney to find a missing boy who is the object of a high-profile custody battle. The assignment takes her from the canyons of downtown Honolulu to the leper colony of Molokai and back again. All the way, a killer is dogging her heels