Whale Rock’s sheriff, Dan Retsler, considers himself a practical man. But he has no explanation for the horrible deaths that take place on his beach. Nor does he know why so many locals fear the sea.
The answer lies in legends of mermaids—not the pretty kind, but the kind that lure sailors to their deaths. Retsler doesn’t believe in them, but nothing quite explains the women he sees, near the beach when he investigates a friend’s sudden and tragic death.
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When the storm of the century hits Whale Rock, Sheriff Dan Retsler does everything he can to prevent hundreds of deaths. Everything except the thing that could have prevented the storm in the first place. He should have listened to the beautiful woman who came to his office before the storm hit.
He should have believed in her magic. But he didn’t. And now he must face himself—and the horrible results of a storm he could have prevented.
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When Detective Mick Hanrahan finds himself subpoenaed back to Seavy County, Oregon, for a homicide case involving his former job, he dreads every minute of it.
But Mick quickly discovers the case, which he thought a slam-dunk, involves angles he never expected.
In a small county with understaffed legal and law enforcement departments, Mick might hold the key to preventing any further injustice.
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Dan Retsler left Oregon for a reason. He never planned to return. But something draws him to accept an interview for police chief in a small town near the Oregon Caves. After all, the caves call the mountains their home, not the coast, where Retsler still fights haunting memories of strange creatures. But he soon discovers that something lurks in the shadows of this mountain town. Something linked to deaths too strange to be normal. Now, Retsler must investigate the type of crime he swore to leave behind—a crime that might decide his future once and for all.
Whale Rock Police Chief Jaclyn Tadero faces the Oregon Coast’s version of the perfect storm: a tsunami warning during a winter squall. And thanks to Seavy County Coroner Hamilton Denne, she finds herself scouring the beach for idiots drawn to the tsunami’s approach. Tadero thinks Denne sent her on a fool’s errand—until she stumbles across something on the beach. Something that poses a far greater […]
Read The Entire Story More free fiction! And it isn’t even Monday! You can find my newest Oregon Coast fantasy story in the October, 2011, issue of Fantasy Magazine. You can order a copy here or read the story online here. If you like this story, check out these e-book stories as well: “The Women of Whale Rock,” “Strange Creatures,” “The Light at Whale Cove,” and Fantasy […]