P.I. Barney Moon doesn’t drive, and is stuck once again on the to-him alien planet known as Los Angeles.
To Barney’s relief, it’s only one or two nights in Nutsville, a total no-brainer quickie. A simple fraud matter. And luckily, with gorgeous, bright Melodie Seaver driving his rental - and helping him keep his head more-or-less straight.
Except – wouldn’tcha know...? Barney quickly finds himself in the middle of several serious, whacko, very dangerous cases of WEBIT? (Where Else But In Tinseltown?).
For starters, there’s this pair of massively, desperately bored Homeland Security Agents who see a way out via Hollywood Success (almost their only areas of agreement), plus a crooked talent agent, an obsessed, ambitious ADA, an ineptly-planned, fake-terrorist plot – based on a stolen screenplay – to attack L.A. Barney manages to clean up all of it - in ways not possible or even thinkable anywhere else - barely in time to rescue himself from execution by the mob.
CROSS PURPOSES - The 1st Barney Moon, P.I. Mystery
Manhattan Private Investigator Barney Moon can hack, charm or con his way into or out of damned-near anything.
Barney is driven — to solve cases, to nail bad guys, and to anyplace not reachable via the NY Subway.
Barney never learned to drive. And, like most born/bred New Yorkers, he regards pretty much anywhere else as “Out-of-Town.”
But there is one place for which he has a particular, lifelong aversion: Los Angeles, California (which he thinks of as an Alien Planet).
And — guess where he finds himself stranded?
“I fell in love with Barney Moon. So do most of the women he meets. Readers can only hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship – and a long-running series of its own.” Sandra Murphy -- Kings River Life Magazine's Best Books of 2014
“Magnum P.I., Inspector Clouseau, Rockford, Mike Hammer and Barnaby Jones: Mix them all together in a blender and you won’t even come close so you better add a touch of Maxwell Smart to try and equal Barney Moon. He’s unique, smart, resourceful and daring. Take the ride with Barney and Melodie and find out what’s next.” Fran Lewis - Reviewer
"Comic farce of Hiaasen-esque proportions, populated by all manner of rogues, ruffians, and refugees from a modern day Damon Runyon opus. Pure fun!" Jon Land, Bestselling Author of The Tenth Circle & Strong Rain Falling
NO PLACE TO RUN
Fugitives Claudia Lawrence, 24, and kid brother Adam, 12, able to trust no one, thrown together in a baggage-heavy relationship, stay barely a step ahead of rogue federal agents determined to kill them as they race across the US, learn the truth about their parents' murders - and decipher the baffling puzzle that exposes the startling conspiracy not reported by the 9/11 Commission.
"5.0 out of 5 stars! …a thriller from beginning to end." Wolf Dawson – Midwest Book Review
"Mystery, menace, strong characters, and cross-cutting action managed with a screenwriter's flair." Jon Breen – Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
"Dialogue so authentic it could've been bugged by Shadow Ops. Brilliant. Fascinating." Andrew McAleer – Boston Mystery Review
"Powerful conspiracy thriller. Scariest of all, could it be true?" Louise Paziak – Mystery Scene Magazine
"NO PLACE TO RUN is a thrill-a-minute ride toward the darkest alley in the darkest part of the American government - that place where the sins of our intelligence agencies finally meet the blinding light of day. Members of the 9/11 Commission who read this compelling and entertaining novel will squirm." Gerald Petievich - Author (& ex-Secret Service Agent) of THE SENTINEL and TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.
"With NO PLACE TO RUN the talented Thomas B. Sawyer has written a powerful conspiracy thriller that grips you by the throat immediately and doesn't let go even after the breathless climax. That's because the questions it raises about hidden forces operating inside our government are staggering and important." Ralph Pezzullo - New York Times-bestselling author of JAWBREAKER
THE SIXTEENTH MAN
What if -- today -- a young archaeologist finds a tomb in the Utah Mountains, containing 16 skeletons, 15 of which are older than any ever found in the Americas, but the 16th has silver fillings in his teeth and a bullet in his wingbone?
And -- people start being murdered. Because the 16th Man vanished in late November, 1963, with proof of who really killed President John F. Kennedy.
"…Blockbuster… I didn't want it to end." Shelley Glodowski – Midwest Book Review
"…A thriller from start to finish." John Austin – Hollywood Inside
"Stunning…Leaves you gasping." Lillian Porter – MurderandMayhemBookClub.com
"…Hair on the back of my neck stands up…The ending is a knockout." Pat Browning – Dorothy L
"If many more thrillers this good appear in books-on-demand format, the world of publishing will be turned upside down." Jon L. Breen – Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
"...a fascinating, complex thriller with a unique structure, a compelling plot and a blockbuster ending." Gerald Petievich – author -screenwriter of To Live and Die in L.A. "Thomas B. Sawyer's The Sixteenth Man is at once a romantic and suspenseful thriller, a hardboiled private eye caper, a breathless chase story and a refreshing new take on one of the most profound true crime mysteries of the past century. Obsessed categorists will probably spend feverish hours trying to find a genre label that fits this powerhouse of a novel, but my suggestion is that you make better use of your time by just sitting back and letting Sawyer take you where he will. He knows the territory." Dick Lochte – award-winning author of Sleeping Dog