The Sorceress and the Skull

Michele, a direct descendant of Nostradamus, is born in 1932. She’ll have all his gifts of precognition and even greater powers, but they will not fully manifest until she enters puberty. More than one secret society has been obsessed with finding Michele, to control her and learn where Nostradamus’s unpublished prophecies have been sequestered. Hidden since birth, protected by aliases, an aunt, and a gargoyle, Michele at age 13 has become a fugitive, fleeing across Europe and Canada before finally arriving in San Francisco. Around Michele deadly forces are closing in, but a new ally, Le Crâne, the Skull, has also appeared. Who will lay claim to Michele’s powers and at what price to her? And who will succeed in acquiring the hidden secrets of...

A Gathering of Vultures

MURDER, MUTILATION, AND CARRION…IN PARADISE?  “There shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.” —ISAIAH 34:15  Professional ballroom dancers, Terri and Rick Hamilton, aspire to be world champions. Unfortunately, Terri’s recurring back and health problems place that goal well out of reach.  They travel to Terri’s birthplace, Florianópolis, on the scenic island of Santa Catarina off the coast of Brazil to vacation and visit their best friends and mentors. Along the picturesque beaches, dead penguins and eviscerated bodies wash up on the shores of paradise, and Antarctic blasts play counterpoint to the tropical storms that rock the island. The scenic wonder is home not only to urubús, a unique sub-species of the black...