The Third Hell

Publisher: The Permanent Press Publication date: February 2017 Available for purchase: Immediately Synopsis: Twelve -year-old Mathew disappears from his mother’s Hollywood hills condo in the middle of the night.  His father Nino Angelo is a retired LAPD detective knows his love of police work cost him his marriage and his son’s love. He’s been trying to make amends to the boy when he goes missing.  The search for his son tests Nino’s rusty cop skills as well as his ability to keep evil from overwhelming his life.

Set The Night On Fire

Publisher: The Permanent Press Publication date: October 2016 Available for purchase: Immediately Synopsis:In 1971, Josie Corsino is unmarried policewoman Josie Pastore and an undercover operative for the LAPD during a tumultuous period in the city of Los Angeles. She’s immersed in radical politics both inside and outside the department and her only way out is to find a missing undercover officer who disappeared in a mysterious and troubling way.

Unnatural Murder

Publisher: The Permanent Press Publication date: September 2014 Available for purchase: Immediately Synopsis: A wealthy transvestite is murdered on a Hollywood street in front of dozens of witnesses but no one will tell the police anything.  Within hours a second homicide in the same area makes the investigation even more difficult.  These killings drag Captain Corsino and her finest if somewhat flawed cops into a bizarre world they mistakenly thought they understood and could navigate. Genre: Police/Crime/Mystery

Dead Wrong

Publisher: The Permanent Press Publication date: May 15, 2013 Available for purchase: Immediately Synopsis: Captain Josie Corsino of Fallen Angels returns as commanding officer of the LAPD’s always fascinating and dangerous Hollywood police station. This time the fatal shooting of a police officer draws Josie into an investigation that involves one of her sergeants and takes the reader on an exciting journey through the gritty world of policing in Los Angeles. Genre: Police/Crime Reviews: Read reviews of Dead Wrong.

Fallen Angels

Named by Kirkus one of the Top 100 Novels in 2012 Publisher: The Permanent Press Publication date: April 2012 Available for purchase: Immediately Synopsis: Hillary Dennis, a beautiful but troubled teenage movie star, is brutally murdered in a Hollywood Hills party house. LAPD Captain Josie Corsino responds to the crime scene and ultimately finds herself and her best homicide detective enmeshed in a complex dangerous investigation where the victim has some dark secrets and the killing has just begun. Genre: Police/Crime Reviews: Read reviews of Fallen Angels.

The Broken Blue Line

Publisher: The Permanent Press Publication date: June 2010 Available for purchase: immediately Synopsis: Detective Mike Turner hates dirty cops worse than criminals. He’s back in LAPD’s Internal Affairs, assigned to a special surveillance squad where he encounters a trio of uniformed thugs who prey on the city they’ve sworn to protect and serve. Despite interference from department supervisors and betrayal by those closest to him, Turner pursues the dangerous, heavily-armed renegades until they target him, and it nearly costs him not only the job he loves but his life. He’s a veteran street cop who follows a trail of death and violence from the environs of Los Angeles to its bloody conclusion in the mountains of central California. Genre: Police/Crime

Internal Affairs

Publisher: The Permanent Press Publication date: June 2009 Available for purchase: immediately Synopsis: Jim McGann, a deputy chief with the LAPD, goes out for his morning jog, only to find a cop car parked in front of his house. In the trunk is the mutilated body of Alexandra Williams, a police officer who had been having an affair with McGann. It’s a disastrous situation for the department brass, who would like to keep it from the public and quickly find the culprit. It’s also an opportunity for Sergeant Mike Turner of the Internal Affairs Division to get back to what he’s liked most about police work; following clues and his instincts to get to the bottom of this case without falling afoul of the upper echelons of the department. Genre: Police/crime