Saturday, March 23, 2024

Fate's Revenge, a Jack Fuller Mystery

In the opening pages of Fate’s Revenge, you will learn about a professor and his dog, an unexpected letter, a peacock brooch, a devastating miscalculation revealed in magazine photography, a brutal female war criminal living a lie for 40 years, a memorable opera singer named Evelyn, and a top-notch Air Force Investigator named Jack Fuller.

Jack Fuller, a character created by author D. James Then, is a retired Air Force investigator-turned-novelist who transforms his real-life cases into page-turning fiction.

Fate’s Revenge explains a complex case investigated by Jack Fuller in the mid-1980s. The novel is the final installment in the author’s Fate Trilogy.

In Fate's Revenge, Fuller tracks down a brutal female Nazi war criminal named Erika Becker who committed many murders during the war. Becker was once a lead guard at the Langenstein-Zwieberge Concentration Camp in the heart of Germany. Using a pseudonym, Becker has lived a carefree and prosperous life on American soil for 40 years.

David Gale, a famous historian and former WW II Army intelligence officer, helped liberate the Langenstein-Zwieberge camp in 1945.

Forty years after the liberation of the concentration camp, an unexpected letter from a man named Aaron Levi arrives at Gale’s residence. Levi, a survivor of that camp and the Holocaust, served as Gale's personal interpreter at Langenstein-Zwieberge in 1945, before the war in Europe ended.

In his letter, Aaron Levi reveals that his wife Rachel owned a one-of-a-kind peacock brooch, which she hid on her person throughout her incarceration—a brooch she carried into the Langenstein-Zwieberge camp.

A pre-war photograph of Rachel wearing the brooch accompanies Levi's surprising letter. Levi describes how a heavy-set female guard at Langenstein-Zwieberge stomped his wife to death and stole her peacock brooch.

Forty years later, through an act of fate, Levi recognizes Erika Becker—thinner and older—wearing Rachel's one-of-kind peacock brooch. He saw Becker’s face and the brooch in a photo display in a popular American magazine.

Immediately, he knew the woman was Erika Becker; however, he did not know Becker’s pseudonym or her place of residence. Levi included the magazine clipping with his letter to Gale. Levi’s conclusion: the brooch could only be Rachel’s; the woman in the magazine photo could only be Ericka Becker.

Levi contacts Gale because of their past relationship. Levi believes the historian has the power and influence needed to enact justice against a Nazi war criminal like Becker.

Sadly, the 82-year-old Gale has a bad heart and realizes he no longer has the strength to bring down the former Nazi. However, he knows a White House mover and shaker who can, his good friend Mick Stephens.

Unfortunately, Gale dies of an aneurysm while leaving Stephens a jumbled voice message. However, the message has enough allure and intrigue to make Stephens seek the help of Jack Fuller, the best investigator he knows.

Thus begins Fate’s Revenge, an engaging mystery with memorable characters, filled with twists and turns and a variety of enticing personal and historical perspectives, including a secret Nazi program commissioned by Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's second-in-command.

Key to the story is Evelyn Gale. Evelyn, David Gale’s daughter, is a former opera star, and a dynamic and forceful woman, as are all women in novels by the author. Gale works with Fuller to solve the case and an intimate relationship ensues.

Fate's Revenge is equal parts intrigue, romance, and discovery. The novel filled with memorable characters, offers settings and dialogue that are realistically informative. The novel has a compelling and a surprisingly creative and informative ending.

Monday, November 14, 2022

 Fates's Redemption, A Jack Fuller Mystery

Love, loss, and determination spring from the pages of Fate’s Redemption—a story of hope and unwavering faith.  Jack Fuller, a retired long-time U.S. Air Force investigator, has turned to writing novels about his military exploits.

In Fate’s Redemption, he travels back to 1972 to a time when he helped the family of Thomas Stuart, a deceased Marine, recover a large amount of missing money. As he lay dying in Vietnam, Stuart asked Fuller to take a letter to his mom in Fort Hancock, Texas, where the story unfolds.

As Fuller delivers the letter, he meets Olivia Stuart, the Marine’s sister. She is a woman unlike any he had ever known before. Something mystical and magical happens and two lives change immediately.

Aware of Fuller’s investigative expertise, Olivia asks for help concerning the missing money. Jack agrees and, in the course of his investigation, he and Olivia take a path neither expected but both welcomed.

This is a wonderfully written story with memorable characters, descriptive prose, and striking dialogue.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

A Masterful Mystery

Witty, smart, fast-paced, with a touch of romance.

In Fate's Gambit, Jack Fuller, a recently retired U.S. Air Force detective, agrees to find a woman who has been missing for 35 years. The woman was a top entertainer at a once-famous Lackawanna, NY, nightclub. 

Fuller conducts the investigation for Fats Green, a dear family friend, who does not long to live. Without knowing the woman's name or where she lived, Fuller embarks on his investigation. The only clues he has is an expensive hair stick and the fact that she might have studied architecture. 

Thus begins a mystery that is wonderfully conceived and filled with surprises. The mystery reveals motives, hidden treasures, and remarkable insights to the human condition.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Case of The Missing Foxhound

Detective Andy Sparks, retired and enjoying life in Fishers, Indiana, is asked by a young neighbor to find his missing Foxhound. What ensues is an adventure to find the missing dog and Andy Sparks is introduced to five youngsters who help him find the missing dog. This is a ten-chapter mystery in less than 10,000 words for children ages eight to twelve.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Patience Against The Storm

Patience Against The Storm is a mystery of monumental proportions. The story personifies one man’s dedication and commitment.
A detective searches for fifty years for the answers to a series of horrifying murders in Clancy, Indiana, a sleepy burg in the western part of the Hoosier state.
In 1968, the Ku Klux Klan kills a black minister and the white woman he loves. Weeks after their deaths, a mysterious assailant kills the Klan members responsible and the mystery deepens.
One man never gives up. One man believes. One man withstands the test of time.
Willis Kennedy Stacy maintains faith and patience in the face of the wickedness of hate and deception. Amidst the turmoil, a poignant love story surfaces…a love that lasts for five decades.
Patience Against The Storm will hold your attention from first page to the last.
Don’t hesitate to read this evocative mystery.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Netta's Journal: A Story of Love and Sacrifice -- A Most Popular Novel

The death of his nanny, Netta Player, takes author Riley Harper back home to Francisville, Kentucky, and a fateful meeting with his lost love Katie Sanborn. 

Netta raised Riley and Katie. Everyone thought they would be together forever, including Netta. Unfortunately, life and stubborn minds got in the way.

Prior to Netta's death, Riley and Katie had been estranged for seventeen years. However, a secret about Netta's life brings the one-time lovers back into each other's life and, together, they learn through the informative and revealing pages of Netta's Journal about Netta's hidden life and about the experiences she endured during World War II, as she fought to survive in war-torn Poland.

Poignant prose, remarkable storytelling, and a glimpse at an old woman's younger life changes Katie and Riley forever. The heartwarming ending adds joy to a wonderfully told story. 

This is a book filled with intrigue, wonder, joy, love, and one's will to survive. This story will not disappoint; it is filled with joyful and redemptive promises. As one critic states: "It is a remarkable example of story-telling!"

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Monday, January 11, 2016

A Passionate Story in the Midst of War

As Sure as the Sun Rises portrays the passionate love affair between Jack Taylor, an Army officer, and Julia Ormandy, a Canadian doctor. They meet and fall in love in Laos during the latter years of the Vietnam War. 

U.S. military action in Laos was an active and deadly part of the Vietnam conflict. 

Even though the story takes place some 40-years ago, the years and the distance are of no consequence. The love Taylor and Ormandy shared is as fresh and vibrant today as it was back then. It is no different from that which you feel for ‘the love of your live.’ 

The message in this book is important no matter what the era: cherish those you love. What you have today can disappear quickly. As sure as the sun rises, this is true. Never forget that love knows no boundary!

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