Ryan Jennings Peterson is the author of the thrilling Jolene Hartley Series. His debut novel, ON THE LADDER OF HUMANITY, was published in the summer of 2012, followed closely by book two of the Humanity Saga, ON THE EDGE OF GREED, in November of the same year. ON THE ROAD THROUGH CHAOS, the third novel in the saga, was released in July of 2014.
RJP stumbled upon the joy of reading and writing at an early age. His first book he created in grade school: A collection of original Christmas stories and illustrations put to paper and given as a holiday gift to his grandparents.
Ryan's artistic sense catapulted him down a road of imagination and creativity, eventually landing him at Purdue University as a Computer Graphics major. He has since delved into a world of web design and development, working with some of the most highly reputable companies in the Chicagoland area.
After the body of Bartholomew Reed is found in an upscale Chicago neighborhood, detective Jolene Hartley is set as lead investigator in a case that pushes her to the limit, personally and professionally. Hartley and her new partner brush through the web surrounding Reed's demise, coming closer to the truth behind a cold-blooded murderer and an embezzling scheme.
The murder of Benjamin Ochoa over Chicago's Dan Ryan sends Detective Jolene Hartley trudging through cold cases only to reveal more about them than her current investigation. The circumstances lead Hartley into the deaths of each victim as she tries to find a common thread between each before her killer does.