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Watercolor Dreams
A Jake Moriarity Novel

Overview


When FBI missing person's consultant Jake Moriarity sets out to find an 18 year-old runaway girl, he doesn't realize that in the process he will uncover a terrible secret tied to a powerful Las Vegas politician—a secret worth killing to protect.
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Description


Sometimes the devil shows his face. And sometimes that face is an artfully crafted disguise well-known to the public. Crooked Las Vegas politician, Harry Olivetti, wears that face. Vanessa Phillips also has a face. It’s a face no eighteen year-old should ever have to wear. She knows a secret about Harry Olivetti’s son, and it’s a secret worth killing for. Stalked by two professional hitmen, Vanessa is out of time and running out of places to hide on the streets of Pacific Beach in San Diego. She knows in her soul that she won't last another day without a miracle, and it has become abundantly clear that the God of her childhood is fresh out. Jake Moriarity is a lost soul whose business it is to find lost things. And he's good at his job—maybe better than anyone else in the world. The FBI certainly believes it to be true making him the highest paid and most successful missing person's consultant in the bureau's history. But it's more than just skill. Jake has something extra that allows him to see details in a manner unavailable to most. When Jake determines to take on Vanessa Phillips’ case, he sees something...but it's like a watercolor painting that has been left out in the rain with all the colors running together. Something is there, but exactly what is unclear. All he knows is that Vanessa is in trouble and that he has to find her. Should he fail, her life will be forfeit.
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About the author


I grew up on the Central California coast in a sleepy little agricultural community called Watsonville, but I never tell people that’s where I’m from because no one has ever heard of it. I always say I’m from Santa Cruz. Almost everyone has heard of Santa Cruz. You know, “Surf City”; Steamer Lane; The Boardwalk; Redwoods; The Fighting Banana Slugs (I’m not making that up. The UCSC mascot is the lowly Banana Slug). I attended a small, private university that was hidden away back among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains. I majored in music composition with a minor in psychology, but I was a horrible student! Simply awful! I had no time for school. I was too busy playing bass, writing songs and performing with any one of several bands I had joined. It was a portent of things to come as at the age of nineteen I became regularly employed as a session musician up in the San Francisco Bay Area . But it was at that funky little school that I met Cheri, the one true love of my life to whom I have been married for many adventuresome years. I started writing seriously following a long and satisfying career in the music industry as a songwriter, recording artist, arranger, producer and director of A&R for a couple of record labels. As a songwriter I have over one hundred and thirty songs in publication worldwide and have produced over ninety album projects and blah, blah, blah. I am the author of, “The Voices In My Head,” the life story of late Las Vegas entertainment icon, Danny Gans; two volumes of my popular series, Snapshots At St. Arbuck’s ™; seven novels and numerous short stories and poems. My wife and I live in the 702. Can sing a little.
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Book details

Genre:DRAMA

Subgenre:American

Language:English

Series title:The Jake Moriarity Novels

Series Number:1

Pages:292

eBook ISBN:9780981758176


Overview


When FBI missing person's consultant Jake Moriarity sets out to find an 18 year-old runaway girl, he doesn't realize that in the process he will uncover a terrible secret tied to a powerful Las Vegas politician—a secret worth killing to protect.

Read more

Description


Sometimes the devil shows his face. And sometimes that face is an artfully crafted disguise well-known to the public. Crooked Las Vegas politician, Harry Olivetti, wears that face. Vanessa Phillips also has a face. It’s a face no eighteen year-old should ever have to wear. She knows a secret about Harry Olivetti’s son, and it’s a secret worth killing for. Stalked by two professional hitmen, Vanessa is out of time and running out of places to hide on the streets of Pacific Beach in San Diego. She knows in her soul that she won't last another day without a miracle, and it has become abundantly clear that the God of her childhood is fresh out. Jake Moriarity is a lost soul whose business it is to find lost things. And he's good at his job—maybe better than anyone else in the world. The FBI certainly believes it to be true making him the highest paid and most successful missing person's consultant in the bureau's history. But it's more than just skill. Jake has something extra that allows him to see details in a manner unavailable to most. When Jake determines to take on Vanessa Phillips’ case, he sees something...but it's like a watercolor painting that has been left out in the rain with all the colors running together. Something is there, but exactly what is unclear. All he knows is that Vanessa is in trouble and that he has to find her. Should he fail, her life will be forfeit.

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About the author


I grew up on the Central California coast in a sleepy little agricultural community called Watsonville, but I never tell people that’s where I’m from because no one has ever heard of it. I always say I’m from Santa Cruz. Almost everyone has heard of Santa Cruz. You know, “Surf City”; Steamer Lane; The Boardwalk; Redwoods; The Fighting Banana Slugs (I’m not making that up. The UCSC mascot is the lowly Banana Slug). I attended a small, private university that was hidden away back among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains. I majored in music composition with a minor in psychology, but I was a horrible student! Simply awful! I had no time for school. I was too busy playing bass, writing songs and performing with any one of several bands I had joined. It was a portent of things to come as at the age of nineteen I became regularly employed as a session musician up in the San Francisco Bay Area . But it was at that funky little school that I met Cheri, the one true love of my life to whom I have been married for many adventuresome years. I started writing seriously following a long and satisfying career in the music industry as a songwriter, recording artist, arranger, producer and director of A&R for a couple of record labels. As a songwriter I have over one hundred and thirty songs in publication worldwide and have produced over ninety album projects and blah, blah, blah. I am the author of, “The Voices In My Head,” the life story of late Las Vegas entertainment icon, Danny Gans; two volumes of my popular series, Snapshots At St. Arbuck’s ™; seven novels and numerous short stories and poems. My wife and I live in the 702. Can sing a little.
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