John Wick 2

Posted: February 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

A few weeks back I wrote about the movie John Wick and how he paralleled my hitman character Dexter Nash. Today I found a special Trailer preview for the new John Wick 2 movie. I’m excited to see it. If you watch the video below, in the first preview, listen to the way they synchronized the gunshots and action to the music. Perfectly blended. This trailer actually has three previews in one, so watch the whole thing. If you aren’t a fan of gun violence or bloodshed, then don’t watch this trailer or go see the movie. Your loss, it’s only fiction. I bought the first video and will buy this movie when it comes out on DVD.


Government at Work

Posted: February 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

A couple examples of our government in action.



Silly Sunday

Posted: February 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Some laughs before Monday hits.

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Ghost Squad – Kirkus Review

Posted: February 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

This is the review I received from Kirkus for the first Ghost Squad book. It’s not glowing but it’s good. Here’s the review:


A homicide detective in the cold case division gets an edge when the ghost of a cop offers his assistance in Moats’ (Eulogy for Murder, 2016, etc.) lighthearted thriller.

After Detroit detective Russ Baker fails to thwart a ring of murderous thieves, he gets a demotion that puts him down in a basement full of cold case files. He’s all alone down there until he meets Detective Wesley “Wes” Loomis, who’s now a ghost after his corrupt partner shot him dead. Wes says that a man from “the dark place”—which he surmises is somewhere between heaven and hell—has enlisted him to help Russ. He can read minds and converse with other ghosts, which proves to be beneficial for closing old cases (and allowing lingering spirits to move on). Of course, Russ has to keep his new partner a secret because no one else can see or hear him, so he attributes the sudden breaks in unsolved cases to an unnamed source. Russ’ success so impresses his captain that he gives the detective an open case involving four murdered women, the victims of a probable serial killer. Preventing a fifth killing, however, won’t be easy, as Wes inexplicably can’t contact the victims’ spirits. Moats’ short, often jaunty tale has very few scenes of violence or instances of profanity. Humor, however, is in abundance; for example, Russ’ discussions with Wes often seem to others like he’s talking to himself. At other times, Russ worries about Wes’ persistent presence, especially when a woman invites herself to his house. There’s little to the actual mystery, though; pinpointing the guilty party doesn’t take long, and even Russ, as the narrator, acknowledges that Wes does most of the heavy lifting. Also, some descriptions are overly sparse; at one point, for example, the partners drop in on a suspect businessman who’s described only as a man “seated at his large desk.”

Delightful, ghostly interactions help this novel transcend its bare-bones plot. – Kirkus Review


Silly Saturday

Posted: February 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Not the only things that hate politicians.


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John Wick VS Dexter Nash

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

I just finished watching John Wick on DVD and I have to say I loved it. I also saw a number of similarities between John Wick and my Dexter Nash character. They both were hitmen, both retired, Wick was a widower and Nash was a divorcee. Both were principled men, cared for others and both were dragged back into the hitman club. Wick for revenge, Nash for a woman. They both had hits put on them and both survived. I have to say that John Wick’s story was a whole lot better than my book. More action, guns, killings and lots of blood. Nash only had one hit and then had to deal with a woman who lied every chance she got. My next Dexter Nash book, “The Hitman’s Revenge” takes Dex into more dangerous territories, seeking revenge on the men who murdered a woman he was involved with. I probably will never live up to the John Wick action type of story, but my hitman will have his say. John Wick 2 is in theaters now, I’ll have to see it. Here’s my new ad for the first Dexter Nash book, now in Audiobook.


Our Dangerous Lies

Posted: February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

“Our Dangerous Lies” the first audiobook about a hitman, Dexter Nash, is now available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Here’s the synopsis:

“Dexter Nash was a killer. He murders for money and it was a business to him. He came out of a bad marriage and decided that with all the money he earned murdering people, that he had hidden away, he would retire. A visit to a bar he used to frequent to get his hits from the man who procured other hitmen was his first mistake. His misfortune was to meet the woman who would turn his world around and not in a good way. He then met a man who was looking for the woman and wanted something back that she possessed. Something that was stolen by a man she was involved with years back and it was worth millions. The hunt goes on for finding the valuable object and Dex will face a danger of his own. A hitman was after him. This is the first book about Dexter Nash, will he live to return in another book?”