terrorism is a hot
topic in the news these days and ecoterrorism provides the back story
RUN HOME, a 342
page romantic ecosuspense novel about two
enemies, suddenly allies, confronting the past together.
SAMANTHA NEALLY is in hiding.
eleven by her
mother, seduced and left at twenty by a man who implicated her
in a terrorist bombing, she’s lived alone in the desert for ten years.
all that is about to change.
Alone now for ten
years, Sam has carved out a solitary life in hiding on a small ranch
learning her mother did not abandon her and her
sister nineteen years ago, but instead was murdered, Sam is struggling
her interpretation of herself and her choices. When
stranger, Joe Thorp, appears in her world, Sam makes a decision to cast
off her former fears and trust Thorp.
days, undercover FBI agent, Joe Roper, in the guise
of Joe Thorp, insinuates himself into Sam’s life, into her bed, and
then betrays her.
Captured and forced to choose between prison time for her past crimes
assisting the FBI, Sam agrees to work with Roper to capture her former
together once more, Sam and Roper’s relationship
grows and a new trust develops when Roper helps Sam search for answers
out of hiding when Sam digs into the past and her
mother’s murder, Evan Parry is intent on protecting his identity by
Sam Neally. While Roper is busy with the FBI sting, Parry
into meeting him, promising that he can shed light on her
The meeting immediately turns deadly as Sam is kidnapped and taken into
desert, where Evan Parry sets out to kill her.
by Parry, Sam is faced once more with the
powerlessness of a life shaped by fear and lies. She confronts the
saves herself and in that discovers a new strength and freedom for her
free from the lies and interpretations of the past.
Injured, but standing in the possibility of a new future, Sam sets out on a LONG RUN HOME towards a life with Roper.
aled in the 2005 Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest and is currently being considered for publication.