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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 


In the early days of auto racing, a self-made engineer known as the Motor Maestro left Duesenberg for a higher position at Stutz. Duesenberg had him blacklisted for it. When Stutz shut down their racing program, the Maestro couldn’t find work until a man named Ralph Capone offered an attractive salary to maintain trucks for a beverage company in Chicago. Needing to provide for his family, the Maestro accepted. 


When Al Capone discovered who was maintaining his trucks, he decided to utilize the Maestro and an unknown driver named Paul Johnson to go racing. Paul was better than they’d hoped for, but his career ended in a tragic crash that landed him in prison. He never raced again. Capone and the Maestro gave it up, too. The Maestro’s daughter, however, never gave up on Paul. Now their legacy is being revived by a fourteen-year-old boy, who’s helping his grandfather restore a 1927 Indy racer. 


   
   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 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, not wanting to add more stress to their lives. But Kevin is getting a little stressed-out himself. Displaying impressive driving skills on a freshly mowed field is one thing. Competing on a race track full of seasoned drivers is another. Making matters worse, they get a last-minute addition to their pit crew and Desiree’s mood plunges. Next the grandparents seem despondent, making Kevin even more nervous. Everyone expects him to carry on the family legacy where his great-grandfather left off, but he isn’t sure that he can. 


   
   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

 

Promising young driver Kevin Johnson signs with Baldacci racing, a partnership headed by football great Andy Baldacci. But Andy’s partners sell him out, leaving controlling interest with a company that Kevin wants nothing to do with. He’s under contract, though, and has no say in the matter. His girlfriend Desiree is even less pleased when she's sent packing and banned from being seen with him in public.


They can’t, however, stop Desiree from being with Kevin on his own time, but he's going on the road for extended periods. So Desiree pitches her chassis set-up skills to another team, to stay in the game and keep an eye on the competition … competition for Kevin. It isn’t that she doesn’t trust him; she just doesn’t trust the cute little driver she’ll be working for, or Kevin’s newly assigned personal assistant. 



  
   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 has caused others to. So now that he’s a productive member of society, if winning acquittals for the guilty can be considered productive, he’s making amends for his past by supporting at-risk military veterans. Some have become friends and club brothers.


Jake is aboard his boat with those club brothers when he hears gunshots and an outboard motor hitting full throttle. They give chase and capture a runaway speedboat holding two duffel bags of marijuana and a dead man. Then they go back to the wounded guy in the water, who’s clinging to life and a pontoon of his floatplane. Jake foresees a prosperous future, but at what cost? 


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

One Lowly Angel

The second BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

Jake Olson and the BoonieRats meet-up in South Dakota at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. Meanwhile, back at his ranch, villains take what's dear to him and lure his wife out into the wilderness to pay the ransom. But then they find gold on Jake's property—gold he's never seen—and decide to take it, too


An unlikely preacher and his supernatural sidekick catch wind of the scheme and rush to stop it, unaware of the Native American shaman waiting to make his 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.