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   Breezee's Shared Custody
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Breezee's Shared Custody

Loan payment advisor Dave Davis is arrested in the middle of the night, his Basset Hound Breezee howling in protest as they're hauling him away. The charge? Murdering one of his ex-wife’s boyfriends, who'd also been Dave’s boss. 


Dave's defense team consists of his retired prosecuting attorney uncle and his old investigator, plus a one-eyed former police detective turned restauranteur. But their search for the real killer seems futile until they get Breezee on the job; she knows the killer, knows his scent


The DA believes they have the right man, but one of the detectives responsible for Dave’s incarceration does not. So she convinces her boss to give the case another look, not letting on how enamored she is with their handsome suspect. 


Will Dave ever see the light of day again? If not, will Breezee get visitation rights? Will the real killer ever be found? If so, will the smitten detective get her man? And whatever happened to Dave’s girlfriend, who vanished right before he was arrested? 


   
   Baby Grand Legacy
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Legacy

Formerly titled Baby Grand: The Beginning
 

Gifted Racers, Episode I 


Kevin Johnson knows he has arrived at his place of exile when he sees the sign for Tchaikovsky Towing & Salvage, a company founded eighty years ago. Surprisingly it's still in business, run by Kevin’s semi-retired grandfather. Another surprise is that Kevin will be working for him, mowing lawns, going on wrecker calls, and helping with the restoral of a vintage Indy 500 racer. As it turns out, they're duplicating the object of their ongoing family rift, Grandpa somehow hoping to win a posthumous pardon for the car’s infamous driver. But a truce agreement has Kevin’s grandparents sworn to secrecy about the whole story, preventing him from learning the whole truth. 


The gifted pianist next door named Desiree, however, knows Kevin’s family history and is willing to tell, if he’ll divulge the dirt on his parents. When he balks, she tells the tale of her broken home, expecting him to reciprocate. It seems like she wants him to be her surrogate girlfriend, someone to share feelings with. She sure couldn’t have any romantic interest in him; she’s way out of his league, probably has college quarterbacks fighting for her attention. Besides, Kevin already has a girlfriend, and she wouldn’t like him sharing feelings with a girl like Desiree. But he really needs to know his heritage. His legacy, good or bad, could also be his destiny.



   
   Baby Grand Conspiracy
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Conspiracy

Formerly titled Baby Grand II: The Conspiracy
 

Gifted Racers, Episode II

 

Kevin Johnson and his grandparents, plus his kissin' cousin girlfriend Desiree and hers, are preparing to launch his racing career. They're doing it on the sly so his on-the-brink-of-divorce parents won’t find out, but his mother is snooping around. Adding to his anxiety, he senses girlfriend trouble. What did he expect? Desiree is beautiful and talented, whereas there's nothing special about him. Saving the little kid from being run down by an eighteen-wheeler had been a fluke, as was taking-down the belligerent pro football player and rescuing the woman from her submerged car. He did show great skill in manhandling a performance automobile on loose terrain, however. Had fun doing it, too. Even so, he's nervous about trying to live up to everyone's expectations, nervous about Desiree. 


   
   Baby Grand Opportunity
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Opportunity

Formerly titled Baby Grand III: The Big Time
 

Gifted Racers, Episode III

 

Natural born racer Kevin Johnson gets a shot at the big time when football great Andy Baldacci asks him to drive for Baldacci Racing. But after the deal is done, a sly investor gains controlling interest in the team. Now Andy is just a figurehead to the enterprise that bears his name, Kevin little more than a spokesperson for a company he wants nothing to do with. But he’s under contract; his parents will be on the hook for millions if he defaults. Making matters worse, his girlfriend Desiree is kicked off the team and banned from being seen with him in public. That's when the real trouble begins. 



   BoonieRats
    Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove

   Copyright © Bill Ellingsen

BoonieRats 

The first BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure


Former platoon leader Jake Olson doesn't suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but he’s probably caused a few cases of it. So now that he’s back to being a productive member of society—if you can call winning acquittals for guilty people productive—he’s making amends by providing food, clothing, housing, legal aid, and medical care for at-risk military veterans.


But Jake is restless, craves thrills. And thrills are what he gets when he and his cohorts are aboard his boat on Lake Superior and hear gunshots and an outboard motor hitting full throttle. Acting quickly, they intercept a runaway speedboat holding two duffel bags of marijuana and a dead man. Then they go back to rescue the wounded man in the water and make a decision that changes their lives forever. 


   
   One Lowly Angel
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

One Lowly Angel

The second BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

Montana horse ranchers Jake Olson and Frank Schroeder reunite with their BoonieRats biker brothers at the Sturgis, South Dakota, motorcycle rally. In their absence, villains take what's dear to them. Then they lure Jake’s wife out into the wilderness to pay the ransom, intent on having their way with her, thereby ruining Jake and his family. But they find gold on Jake’s property—gold he’s never seen—and decide that raping isn't enough; they have to kill her in order to make a clean getaway. 


A former outlaw biker turned preacher and his supernatural chaperone catch wind of the scheme and rush to stop it, unaware of the Native American shaman and his apprentices waiting to make their move. A foxy grandmother undersheriff is also on the case. One step behind them all but coming on fast is Jake Olson, armed with nerve and a .357 Magnum. Saddle-up for this mystical Wild West-like thriller that takes place not in the 1880s, but the 1980s. 


   
   No Former Brothers
   
Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

No Former Brothers

The third BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

Mafia-connected bikers abduct a six-year-old boy and place him in the custody of a clueless stripper. Shipping schedules and warehouse access are what they’re after, and they make their demands by dropping a note at the feet of the boy's mother while she's standing next to her disabled car, followed up with an ominous phone call. The frightened but angry mother, a retail chain executive, swallows her pride and contacts the man she swore never to speak to again, informs him of the situation, begs for help. The BoonieRats Motorcycle Club reunites to rescue the son Jake Olson never knew he had, only to get caught-up in a Mob war.