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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 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 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 


Young Kevin Johnson is spending the summer with grandparents he barely knows. His grandfather, owner of a towing and salvage company, has him busy with wrecker calls, lawn mowing, and restoring a vintage race car. They’re duplicating the one that was driven by Kevin’s great-grandfather in the 1927 Indianapolis 500, when along comes a girl named Desiree. She’s way out of Kevin's league, but they have something in common: messed-up parents. Kevin and Desiree become friends while helping his grandfather with the old race car. But the busywork project becomes a quest to clear the Johnson family name, which could change everything.


   
   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


At the age of twelve, Jake Olson became a cowboy. Then he learned to ride motorcycles. Years later, as a soldier, he ended up being wanted dead or alive. Now he's an attorney, sparring with other lawyers in court. It's a money-making sport to him, and money is Jake's way of keeping score in life.


But Jake's real adventure begins on the flying bridge of his boat, when he hears gunshots and sees a runaway speedboat near an idle floatplane with a body in the water beside it. Jake and his friends give chase and capture the boat, which is loaded with marijuana. The airplane also seems up for grabs. 


   
   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.