‘Buried Ladies‘ recently underwent a full edit, so, if you have an old copy, you’ll want to download the new, improved version.
I’m still looking for reviewers, at least until the end of October. After that, the book goes to the printers and you’ll have to buy the book on Amazon.
To help guide reviews, I’ve added a series of questions on areas where I’d like your help. Feel free to answer as many or as few of them as you wish. You can get the questions here.
Synopsis of ‘Buried Ladies’
‘Buried Ladies‘ is a fast-paced novel set along the Texas/ Mexican border — a place called the valley. It’s here that our story starts with a 911 call to report Estella’s murder. But, there’s no body – only a missing person and a red stain on the carpeting in the home she shares with her husband, Jaime. Soon, bodies turn up buried at a construction site north of McAllen, but none of them is Estella. So, what’s happened to Estella?
Jaime flees McAllen soon after police interview him about his wife’s disappearance — they don’t buy his story that she’s visiting relatives. As he prepares to fly out, he runs across the real serial killer, a ruthless man who kills his victims as part of his sexual release. Many are poor women from Mexico.
In the search for Estella, the story winds its way through Mexican cartels, especially the Gulf Cartel, where readers learn about how these organizations operate outside the law with impunity, due to their vast wealth in a poor country. Arturo is one of the leaders. He lives in an opulent home — really a compound where he enforces the rules of his cartel masters and stores drugs destined to reach the US through is network of mules.
Through a series of twists and turns that take us to a job hacking into the DEA computer for the Gulf Cartel and efforts to discover the serial killer responsible for at least 5 dead women in the Rio Grande Valley, we learn about the inner workings of a truly evil mind.
Soon after the October 30th deadline, I’ll make final edits based on reviewer comments before going to a professional editor to fix any grammar, spelling, and formatting mistakes. Finally, I’ll publish the book through a small press and you’ll find it available in print or ebook on Amazon.
Meanwhile, the 2nd episode of the ‘Buried Ladies’ saga is over 50% complete. In ‘Scars of the Past’, we follow many from our intrepid cast to DC, where Jaime, now known as Jacob, heads up the cyberterror task force for the FBI. He becomes embroiled in a political mess that leaves people dead across several states. Cooperation between the FBI and CIA ferret out who’s responsible for the assassinations.
Book 3, currently untitled, brings attention to the very real possibility of bioterrorism. Along with Jaime and his cyberterror group, Suzanne, a bio-savvy CIA agent, joins in helping capture and stop the deaths.
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