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

Breezee's Shared Custody

A CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM DEBACLE 


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 had also been Dave’s boss. First he uncovered fraud at the bank, then his girlfriend went missing, and now this. Perfect! 


After mug shots and fingerprinting, Dave is marched naked to the showers under the watchful eye of a leering female deputy, shocked that such things are allowed. After donning his jumpsuit, he's tossed into a cell occupied by a grizzled biker who thinks his clean-cut appearance, given the surroundings, is hilarious. But he's taken-in by Dave’s tale of woe


Dave’s mother plans on storming his arraignment with a regiment of Junior Leaguers. But his uncle Bill, a former prosecutor who’s coming out of retirement and switching sides to defend him, brings her to her senses, convinces her that harassing the authorities with her political clout is a wiser move. 


Uncle Bill moves to town, along with a retired investigator who used to work for him, and sets up shop in Dave’s otherwise unoccupied house. Working with a local one-eyed private detective, Dave's best friend, they're on the trail of the real killer. But the trail is cold; they need a scenthound. 

 


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

Baby Grand Legacy

Formerly titled Baby Grand: The Beginning
 

Gifted Racers, Episode I 


HEIR TO A LEGEND DISCOVERS HIS DESTINY


Young Kevin Johnson is startled by the knock on the door at his grandfather’s workshop, followed by the voice of Desiree Chantelle requesting admittance. He never expected to see her here again, being that the last time was such a disaster. 


She'd been showing him around on his first full day in rural Wisconsin when they ended up here, looking at a rough version of the car his great-grandfather careened into the grandstands with at the 1927 Illinois State Fair. They were marveling at the car when a huge man came in demanding his special edition Corvette, that Kevin and his grandfather towed in the night before. 


Now Desiree is back at the scene of the crime, volunteering to help restore the old racer. Kevin doubts, by the look of her manicured nails, that she’s done mechanical work before, which puts her on par with him; he's clueless. But his grandfather had said he’d teach him, and now claims to have the perfect job for Desiree. 


   
   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, great-grandson of the man who careened into the grandstands at the 1927 Illinois State Fair in Al Capone's race car and ended up in jail because of it, is preparing to launch his own racing career, hoping for better luck than his forefather had. And he's doing it on the sly so his parents won’t find out, believing no good would come from that. But he’s not alone in this clandestine endeavor; his grandparents, plus his girlfriend and hers are in on it. They believe in his abilities, and he in theirs. But he’s getting nervous. His greatest fear isn’t making a fool of himself, though. He’s afraid of not living up to their expectations. 


   
   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

 

Kevin Johnson, great-grandson of the man who careened into the grandstands at the 1927 Illinois State Fair in Al Capone’s race car and ended up in jail because of it, cashes-in his Baby Grand racer for a shot at the big time when his pro football player friend Andy Baldacci offers him the job of driving his late model stock car. But Andy loses controlling interest in his own team when he and his movie star girlfriend are out of the country. A company out to exploit Kevin is now in charge, an outfit that Kevin 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 is kicked off the team and banned from being seen with him in public.



   BoonieRats
    Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove

   Copyright © Bill Ellingsen

BoonieRats 

The first BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure


MILITARY VETS TURN TO CRIME FOR FUN AND PROFIT


From the flying bridge of criminal defense attorney Jake Olson's boat, he and former Navy SEAL Frank Schroeder witness an apparent drug deal gone bad. Alerting the others below, they give chase and capture the runaway speedboat carrying a dead man and two duffel bags of marijuana. Then they go back and rescue the wounded man in the water, who offers the shipment as a token of his appreciation for saving his life, even though he's in no position to have any say in the matter. Knowing an opportunity when they see one, though, Jake and his friends propose joining forces with him. Their deal is accepted, but it's conditional on them killing the man responsible for this fiasco. 


   
   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
 

A six-year-old boy is taken by outlaw bikers connected to the Chicago Mob and placed in the custody of a clueless stripper. Shipping schedules and warehouse access are what they’re after. The frantic 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.