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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 his ex-wife's boyfriend, who'd also been Dave’s boss. 


After mug shots and fingerprinting, Dave is marched to the showers under the watchful eye of a leering female deputy. Then he's tossed into a cell occupied by a grizzled biker who thinks his clean-cut appearance, given the surroundings, is hilarious.  


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 to instead harass the authorities with her political clout. 


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

Baby Grand Legacy

Formerly titled Baby Grand: The Beginning
 

Gifted Racers, Episode I 


Forced into exile at his grandparents' place in rural Wisconsin, unlikely young hero Kevin Johnson is expecting a long and boring summer. But it turns out that he hasn't the time for boredom. First his grandfather, owner of Tchaikovsky Towing & Salvage, takes him on a late-night wrecker call to tow in a drunk driver’s Corvette. In the morning, Grandpa shows him the remains of an antique Indy 500 racer and asks for help restoring it. After that, Kevin meets a way-out-of-his-league pianist named Desiree. She’s the kind of girl who makes a guy sweat, takes his breath away, can talk him into anything. What she talks Kevin into is showing her the race car, which seems harmless until the belligerent Corvette owner storms into the garage. 



   
   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

 

Unlikely young hero Kevin Johnson, 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, 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. However, Kevin did show great skill manhandling a performance automobile on loose terrain. 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

 

Unlikely young hero 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


When sociopath-with-a-heart-of-gold Jake Olson was an infantry lieutenant in Vietnam, killing the enemy was his passion in life. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, he gets his kicks by winning acquittals for his usually guilty clients. He doesn’t find it as satisfying, but the pay is better. As for recreation, Jake goes for nubile girls and hangs out with his military veteran BoonieRats Motorcycle Club brothers. Life is good for Jake, but not very challenging. That changes, however, when he and former Navy SEAL Frank Schroeder witness, from the flying bridge of Jake's boat, an apparent drug deal gone bad. Alerting the others below, they give chase and capture the runaway speedboat holding a dead man and two duffel bags of marijuana. Then they go back and rescue the wounded man in the water, who offers the weed 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 the guys propose joining forces with him. They reach a tentative agreement, subject to the BoonieRats taking out the man behind the double-cross


   
   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.