Private eye Val Lyon puts her game face on in eight tales of murder, lust, revenge and cheating. No matter what the game, her opponent is Death and he always scores first. Holulu's hottest private eye, Val Lyon, is smart, sexy and tough. She doesn't back down from any opponent, even when the opponent is Death. Val drops from the sky and paddles a turbulent ocean. She mixes it up on the sand and the hardwood. She faces off against predator sharks and ferocious bulls, but the most fearsome opponents are the two-legged ones. The games are afoot but t everyone plays by the rules. There is plenty of cheating., on the court and in the bed. But these cheaters never win because they are up against Val Lyon and she has her game face on.
Mark Troy is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Thailand where they taught English and supervised student teachers. After the Peace Corps, the Troys moved to Hawaii for graduate school. They now live in Texas where Mark is an administrator and researcher at Texas A&M University. Mark has degrees from Quincy University, Washington University and the University of Hawaii. The Troys have two sons a daughter-in-law, one granddaughter and one grandson. Pilikia Is My Business is Mark's first novel. He is the author of numerous short stories, some of which feature Val Lyon. One story, Teed Off was named one of the 50 best American mystery stories of 2001 by Otto Penzler and James Ellroy. When not writing, Mark runs marathons. He has completed 18 to date.