Archive for March, 2023

Without revealing too much of the plot, I do want to post some photos of Old Quebec where I introduce a new character. Takoda and this potential “customer” meet at an outdoor restaurant at Place Royale.

This is the historic site where Samuel de Champlain founded the City of Qu├ębec in 1608. The perfectly restored houses that surround Place Royale have become restaurants with patios and stores that sell souvenirs, crafts, and more.

I’ve included a photo of Notre Dame des Victoires Church, also located at Place Royale>

Takoda is there to meet a contact who might hire him to restore one of the historic “Little Boats of Dunkirk” which assisted in the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II. There are a few historic photos added here.

The chance to restore the boat and Takoda’s new “friend” give the plot a major twist.

I actually visited Old Quebec with our granddaughter who is the model I used on the covers of the three novels.


A new character is introduced in Book Three, Promised.

He comes to Mackinac Island from the country of St. Kitts/Nevis and is a CIA agent. His mission surprises Chief, but they eventually work together to capture some of the perpetrators.

I had a lot of fun with this character and based him on a person we met on a trip to the islands. It was great sport taking an interesting man who roamed the beaches with his pet monkey and turning him into a clever, charming agent.

The following photos were all taken at St. Kitts.

I used the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park as a site where the Russian mafia meet. A perfect setting for a clandestine meeting at night.