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A Wicked Line


"This book is brilliantly conceived and equally well-narrated ... You’ll find in it a uniquely crafted blend of fast-paced action, humor, the dark thoughts that dwell in us, mercurial twists, etc. cast against a creepy background that’s unquestionably enjoyable."

                    ~ Raju Chacko, Reedsy reviewer.

"I enjoyed this book, it was well written, with complex and intriguing characters and a different story to what I have read before."

                       ~ Mary, Booksirens reviewer

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Back cover for the Psychological thriller, A Wicked Line

The year is 1994, and Jackson Foster’s life is about to change forever.

After an encounter with a drunk driver leaves him scarred and depressed, Jackson is desperate to find a way out of his personal hell. When he discovers the thrill of punishing criminals the law can’t or won’t deal with, he thinks he’s found it. But what if he gets a little too much enjoyment from meting out justice? And what if his “justice” is anything but?

There is a wicked line that vigilantes must never cross. Jackson is heading straight for it. This thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Fun facts about A Wicked Line.


-The story takes place in 1994

-Every pop culture reference in the book is accurate to that exact moment in time. If the TV show ER is on in the background of the scene for instance, it is the exact episode and exact moment in that episode that aired on that date and at that moment.

-An early reviewer said, "This author might be decent" and I'm taking that as a win.

-I used my wife's ex-boyfriend's name in the book just to get her reaction when she reads it.

-I used 1994 for the setting because it's really one of the best years ever for pop culture. In movies we had Forest Gump, Shawshank Redemption, and Pulp Fiction. Music brought big albums by Green Day, Soundgarden, and Nine Inch Nails. Craziness saw the OJ Simpson chase and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain's suicide. ER debuted on TV and was joined by Friends and Seinfeld to make the Must-See Thursday night TV lineup on NBC.

-A Wicked Line is my seventh book.

-A Wicked Line started with a concept that there is a thin line between being a superhero and becoming a serial killer. Initially, I expected to lean heavily into the superhero aspects, but as I began writing I found the serial killer angle far more interesting for this particular story.

-The audiobook (Releasing this week) has been read by William McDonough who previously narrated my most popular book to date, A Firefighter Christmas Carol.

-My research for this book had me watching old episodes of ER, Jerry Springer, Wheel of Fortune, and old NFL games just to name a few.




And finally, some fun. There are many pop culture references in A Wicked Line, including an episode of Wheel of Fortune in one scene. The first person to email me at with the correct answer to the final Wheel of Fortune puzzle as described in the story will win one autographed book of their choosing from my seven-book catalogue. Email me with Wheel of Fortune as the subject and write your answer in the body of the email. If you are the winner, I will contact you at that email address for the specifics on getting you your choice of book.

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