Book List in Order: 14 titles

  • With his white beard and red suspenders, his salty good humor, harmonica, and bucket of tall tales, Zeke Layne is one of those memorable characters you can still occasionally find - whether it be a Chincoteague Island waterman or retired Cape Cod fis...


  • "Investigative reporter Emerson Moore heads to Chincoteague Island to recover from physical and mental wounds brought on by his near-death escape in Cuba. He decides to ponder his future and rest quietly in the home of legendary Chincoteague Island d...


  • FlightPrequel to Assateague DarkFrom Put-in-Bay to Key West to Cuba In 1928 a Pinkerton detective in a Ford trimotor plane chases a Flagler treasure train to Key West during the Okeechobee Hurricane. Neither makes their destination. Put-in-Bay's inve...


  • From Put-in-Bay to Chincoteague Island NASA rocket explosions and a series of unsolved murders disrupt the idyllic calm of Chincoteague Island, a quiet barrier island on Virginia's east coast better known for its annual pony swim. Put-in-Bay investig...


  • From Put-in-Bay to Washington, Key West, Tampa and New Orleans Put-in-Bay-based investigative reporter Emerson Moore is pulled into a complex series of incidents which link a sunken World War II u-boat on a special assignment to FDR's death in 1945 t...


  • From Put-in-Bay to Detroit to Grosse Ile to Cedar Key to Wooster to Northeast Ohio Ace Put-in-Bay-based investigative reporter EMERSON MOORE has the tables cruelly turned on him following the murder trial and conviction of Detroit mobster, JIMMY DIAM...


  • In 1991, a young Emerson Moore is given his first major investigative reporting assignment and becomes ensnarled in the midst of the Serbian-Croatian war in Vukovar, Croatia. Moore soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the blood-thirsty Serbian par...


  • If you liked National Treasure and The DaVinci Code, you’ll love Sandustee. It’s a worldwide chase for clues to finding a lost biblical scroll, the Nazarene’s Code, which gives the holder the power to control nations. Running through the novel ...


  • Something is killing the perch in Lake Erie. Is it bioterrorism or a new fish kill virus? When the incumbent United States president and the Canadian prime minister visit the Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island for a conference and ...






  • In 1944 a mysterious German raider from Hitler’s pirate fleet disappears in the Caribbean. Years later, a Soviet frigate sinks off Grand Cayman Island. A tragedy on the dangerous wintry ice of Lake Erie causes Washington Post investigative reporter...


  • A Vatican envoy on a secret mission is murdered and an invaluable gold cross is stolen during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The cross and its hidden message surface in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hits. Grisly serial murders in Put-in-Bay a...


  • When the treasure-laden Spanish galleon, The Atocha, sinks off the Marquesas Islands during a 1622 hurricane, its $400 million in treasure remained untouched for 351 years until discovered by treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, and moved to the Mel Fisher M...


  • Max Ratek, the notorious Michelangelo of Wall Street takeover artists, quietly plots a takeover battle for a Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio headquartered tire company. Ratek's plan goes awry when the tire company's investor relations professional, who is battl...


  • This action-packed myster novel was a runner up as the top fiction novel in the Great Lakes Book Award contest in 2003 which was won by Pulitzer Prize winner, Middlesex. It was also rated 5 stars by the Midwest Book Review. Written in the style of Cl...