Works In Progress

"Family Matters - A Lazarus Solaris Thriller" Is Scheduled for Release March 15th Only on Amazon

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Lazarus Solaris - His grandparents died in Auschwitz. His parents  immigrated to the United States, settling in Anamosa, Iowa. His mother died giving birth. The death of his father from a heart-attack, orphaned Lazarus at the age of 7.  He was taken to France to be raised by his only surviving relative, his mother's sister, Ziva; Holocaust survivor.

Family Matters begins with the abduction of CIA agent, Derek Grimsrud, betrayed by one of his own.  Derek just happened to be one of less than a dozen who truly mattered to Lazarus. In retaliation, he wages an all-out war on a Mexican Drug Cartel and Andres Camacho, the man responsible. In the midst of it all, he begins to understand the concept of family is more than blood. The question  becomes "Will he survive and understand what Family means to him?"



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"?????????????????" A Lazarus Solaris Thriller THE LAZARUS CHRONICLES - BOOK THREE

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The Lazarus Chronicles, Book Three. 

 (I have no idea what the title will be)

Outline Stages: Basic premise is that a rookie FBI agent has begun to piece together the works of the "Chameleon".

Way too damn early to think about a date!

"The Demon Pope" (working title)

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Can a fallen Angel work his way into the Papal seat? Is he seeking redemption, or retribution? Only time will tell.


Outline Stages  - 2019





"The Night I Died" - Non-fiction

This is something I have struggled with sharing since January 6, 1992. That was the nigh that changed me forever; the night I SHOULD have died and didn't, at least not physically. Some call it an attempted suicide. I don't. I call it surviving suicide. It was no cry for help. It wasn't born in depressions. I wasn't afraid of living. I certainly wasn't afraid of dying. I had every intention of dying, and the means to accomplish my goal. 


I've heard people say time and again, "Suicide is the coward's way out," or "Suicide is the most selfish action anyone can take." Of course. they probably don't know the taste of gun oil on the barrel of a Taurus 9MM. I doubt they've ever pulled the trigger. I am positive they never heard the hammer hit the firing pin. I have. That's the story I've never told - nor the story of the abuse by a priest that I carry the blame for and shame of to this very day.  Recent events in Pennsylvania brought it back again in all it's sordid glory. 


I am done being a victim. I am done protecting the reputation of a dead man who stole my faith from me. A man I had to look in the eyes at my father's funeral. I wanted to kill him then and there. Even though I've never told him, my brother Steve stopped me. I know he doesn't know it; at least I believe he doesn't. Maybe he knew more than I thought, or maybe it was just pure instinct to protect his brother. Either way, I will thank him.


This book will come fast and furious when I finally begin. I won't be able to stop or I'll never have the courage to do it again. 


Robert.