Powerball winners are being murdered and their winnings are missing. A decorated former Marine officer is tired and broken until given ather shot at life: a loving girlfriend, a lottery commissioner's job, and a seductive female goverr as his new boss. Within his first week as a commissioner, Brent Layne discovers he's trapped in a corruption pit with everyone around him either lying or dying.
A romanticist at heart, with a deductive mind, I am a graduate engineer who traveled the world keeping commercial jet engines flying safely. I thought I loved my first career until I found my second, writing. For decades, I traveled abroad. At the time I was performing my job. In retrospect, I was collecting data; sights, smells, emotions, experiences, and stories for my second career. Over the past ten years, I've belonged to two writing groups. I've given presentations on editing at writing conferences. I've had a writing critique partner for the past eight years. I've written ten novels, with several more in seed. I live with my wife, Linda, and dog, Bentley, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.