Love on the Run
by Dean C. Moore
Husband and wife thieves are on a mission. Just not the same one. He’s out to pay for her cancer therapy–at any costs. She’s out to humanize him, and make him less of a self-absorbed jerk.
The fast-talking, fast-acting, adrenaline seeking duo pick up a few on-again off-again sidekicks along their way, despite staunch protests from Zinio. But with all they’re up against–not the least of which being one smart, hound-dog of a lady detective–the question is: Can love conquer all?
“The story is smart and funny.” R. D. Hale, Sky City: The Rise of an Orphan
“For the booklover that doesn’t like having his or her time wasted.” Jack Heath, Remote Control
“This would make a brilliant movie or TV series.” Demelza Carlton, Ocean’s Gift
“Reminded me of The Thomas Crown Affair, down to the whip-cracking humor, the snazzy plot turns, and the character dynamics between the leads and the hotshot female detective on their tales.” Rhys Jones, The Whispering Void
“Only if you want an action packed read with fully developed and interesting characters.” Victor Longshanks, One Big Problem
Agent Kerry Pierce paced before the giant monitor featuring Zinio and Delaney speeding along the freeway trying to escape the chase helicopter. “How can we be so close yet so far from knowing who the hell these people even are!”
“We didn’t get anything out of Uncle Ernie?” Sam said.
Kerry shook her head. “The man has Alzheimer’s. You want to wait around for him to blink back into reality for a brief moment of lucidness, go right ahead.”
“What about the prints from the house?” Carter protested, his voice rising sharply into a mousey whine.
“Nothing on any data base. The cosmetics, and personal items, all generic. The hi-tech weapons and toys, all hand-made from more common, easy to find components.”
“So it really is back to Uncle Ernie,” Carter said. “Maybe it’s worth posting a plain clothes officer as a home health-aid.”
Kerry shook her head and pursed her lips. “My guess is they didn’t tell him anything that could get them in hot water; probably not even their real names. Uncle Ernie is an affectation; there’s no actual relation, which his blood tests confirmed. Probably someone who did them one hell of a favor once upon a time that made them feel beholden.”
“No one lives in a house for however many years without leaving a trace unless…” Carter said, trailing off.
“Unless that’s the point,” Kerry said, finishing the thought for him. “They knew this day was coming.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I write sci-fi, fantasy, action-adventures and thrillers, or some combination thereof—usually with a strong vein of dark humor. Though, my works are dramas first; the humor is there to take the edge off as with the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Transformers, and Jurassic Park franchises.
I wrote screenplays for a while, and while enjoying them, I found them a bit confining. After a while you just need the extra page count to flesh out characters better and do additional world building, especially when considering doing anything epic in scope. I also took a run at future forecasting and trend tracking, being as I always had my head in the future, things like Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock. I also relished this, and can certainly see myself releasing a few titles accordingly in the nonfiction area. But since delving into novels, short and long, I’ve definitely found my home and my voice. For the first time I feel the restraints have been taken off of my imagination. I suppose all mediums have their limits, so I may end up doing a mix of things, but I suspect I will continue to spend most of my time with novels. Series add an additional dimension, allowing for even more depth and development both in the character and world building departments. But I remain at heart a divergent thinker, so, no surprise, I seem to have more series going than follow up installments at this point. That too may change over time; we’ll see. Until then, it may be best to just think of these books as one-offs if you’re fond of my writing style and some of the themes I work with.
My current catalog of twelve books represents a little over five years' worth of work. I'm currently averaging a couple books annually. Of my existing franchises with multiple installments, The Hundred Year Clone books can be read in any order, while the 5 books of Renaissance 2.0 must be read in sequence as they form part of a singular story arc (much as with A Game of Thrones.)
I live in the country where I breed bluebirds, which are endangered in these parts, as my small contribution to restoring nature's balance. When I'm not writing, or researching my next book, I may also be found socializing with friends, or working in my organic garden.
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