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

Breezee's Shared Custody

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


Dave's defense team is his ornery former prosecuting attorney uncle and his old investigator, plus a semi-disabled police detective turned restauranteur. Although competent, they make little headway until Breezee starts sniffing around.


The DA believes they have the right man, but one of the detectives responsible for Dave’s incarceration does not. So she digs into the case without 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 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 never knew he had paternal grandparents until they showed up at his parents’ backyard Fourth of July party ... on a Harley ... wearing leather jackets. His father ignored them, his own parents, told Kevin to say a polite hello and move on. Now Kevin has to go to rural Wisconsin and live with them. He expects a long and boring summer. His grandparents, however, are more interesting than he’d expected. Grandma, a retired art teacher, drives a yellow Mustang GT and is better at food preparation than the housekeeper Kevin had had at home. Grandpa, a retired mechanical engineer, runs Tchaikovsky Towing & Salvage, and he’s letting Kevin help. Their first job is towing a drunk driver’s Corvette in the middle of the night. 


The next day, Kevin’s grandparents drag him to church, where he sets eyes on the prettiest girl he’s ever seen. Surprisingly, she lives with her grandparents next door to Kevin’s, not that it’ll do him any good. She’s way out of his league. She’s still a pleasure to be around, though, and Kevin can’t believe his good fortune when she offers to help with his grandfather’s restoration project. They’re duplicating the car that Kevin’s great-grandfather drove in the 1927 Indianapolis 500. But they’re doing more than restoring an old car. They’re after a posthumous pardon for the late great driver, whose career ended after being wrongfully convicted of manslaughter. But Kevin soon learns that it takes more than good intentions and hard work to get politicians involved.


   
   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


The BoonieRats Motorcycle Club didn’t start out as a criminal organization. The turning point happened aboard Jake Olson’s boat, when a drug deal that they had nothing to do with went bad. Gunshots and a man trying to flee the scene had tipped them off, even though the scenario had been suspicious from the get go: a speedboat next to an idle floatplane, out in the middle of nowhere.


The double-crossing bushwhacker died of his gunshot wound. After the marijuana cargo was salvaged, his boat got scuttled with him in it. The pilot was wounded and suffering from shock and hypothermia by the time he was fished out of the water. He and his airplane were taken away for safe keeping


Now the BoonieRats are in the smuggling trade, making crazy amounts of money. But business is booming a little too much. They need more manpower; men with special skills and military training. So, they’re recruiting provisional members at a halfway house for homeless veterans, founded by their philanthropist leader, Jake "Hunter" Olson.


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

One Lowly Angel

The second BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

While former motorcycle gang leader Jake Olson and his former partners in crime are in South Dakota at the Sturgis motorcycle rally, a former outlaw biker and his supernatural sidekick learn that villains are about to abduct what’s dear to Jake and lure his wife into the wilderness to pay the ransom. The hopeful heroes are clueless about how they’ll stop disaster, but know that they must. Complicating the situation, there’s a Native American shaman on the trail who’s out for bloodSaddle-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.