Oliver Chase, Author
When a secret political machine maneuvers California war hero, Scott McHale and his beautiful activist wife, Angie into running for political office, an entirely new and frightening evil is unleashed upon the American public. As the wildly popular Latino couple's success and independence grow, hidden kingmakers quietly put into play a plan designed to plunge the nation into chaos.
Nothing and no one is out of bounds. Treachery and treason, murder and manufactured mayhem propel an unsuspecting Scott and Angie closer and closer to the Oval Office. But when Scott goes off script, he suddenly vanishes in a smokescreen of sexual innuendo and scandal.
A bereft and bitter Angie is left behind to continue their golden legacy alone. Will she discover the truth in time to prevent civil war?
Release April 14. 2017
Release April 14. 2017
Excerpt from Camelot Games:
McHale heard his outside office door open. Angie called out, “It’s just me, Scott. I need a few minutes.”
“Are you alone?” he called.
“I can give you more than just a few minutes…if you like.”
He heard the door to the shower room open, then close, and the lock click. The rustle of cloth, and after a minute the shower door opened. Her dark hair looped behind tiny ears with a string of pearls her sole remaining attire.
“Oh, my goodness, Senator McHale. What do we have here? Were you expecting me or Mrs. Flores?”
He grinned and touched the soft skin around her breast. “I was kind of hoping for you. My God, you’re more beautiful every day.”
She stepped into the shower and for a few minutes, the world outside disappeared.
McHale dried second on the towel. By the time he walked out, she sat on the settee rolling a lipstick closed. A letter on White House stationery lay open on the coffee table.
He grinned. “Is that the invitation to lunch with the First Lady?”
She placed the cosmetic in her bag. “Yes.”
“Not bad for the grandson and daughter of Chicano field hands.”
“Language, dear. Latino, not Chicano. And my parents own the pistachio farm. Someday, that will be ours as well.”
McHale pulled at the tie’s knot and settled with a sigh onto the leather sofa. An electric fireplace filled one short wall with books on either side.
He pushed the White House envelope with a finger. “You’re due, Angie, you know. Who the hell else spends ten unpaid hours a day on the boards of directors for National Public Radio, the Red Cross, and Smithsonian, and then has time for the American Heart Association?” She smiled at him and tucked hair behind her ear. “But you know the real question is, how do we keep it going? I know it’s better to be lucky than good—”
“Stop that, Scott. They love you, that’s how you’ll keep everyone looking to you. Don’t give them anything they don’t want.” She straightened her skirt and leaned back. “You just need to pay attention to the polls and keep your eye on the presidential prize.”
He smiled. “Never utter those words outside our walls. Not yet, anyway. Naked ambition is not something the public appreciates.”
She watched him closely. “This will soon be our time, Scott. I know it. They know it. All we have to do is to convince you.”
He chuckled. “I love you, babe. Screw the world. I just want to sit here with you.” A knock at the door, and McHale glanced at the Seth Thomas on the wall.
“And, the world awaits.” She stood and picked up the letter, opening the door to Sylvia Flores. “He’s all yours until tonight, then he’s mine again.”
Levant Mirage exposes more than just fifteen hundred years of religious turmoil. The world faces a grim choice–submit to the demands of terrorists or face mass obliteration. Adam Michaels, son of a jet-setting mother and a heroic Syrian father is exonerated for his part in the bloodiest day of America’s longest war. Yet when he returns home, neither forgiveness nor understanding greet him. His ambitious and politically connected wife files for divorce, a conspiracy in the halls of the Pentagon places a target squarely on his back, and a Broadway actress believes she has fallen in love with him.
When a secret PhD dissertation is inexplicably declassified, Adam becomes the most hated man in the terrorist’s world. Believing he might hold the key to thwart a theocratic society of subjugation, a splinter group of extremists attempt to kidnap or at the very least, kill him. Undercover and often alone, Adam must decide between a failed national policy, a family he has never met, and just staying alive. With a billion lives in the balance as the planet’s societies crumble, Adam makes a choice that few understand and fewer will forgive. Taken from the world’s daily headlines, the research, people, and places of Levant Mirage are real, even if the work is fiction.
(the Hirebomber Crime Series, Book 1) Paperback
crushing injury, Army Ranger Phil Pfeifer is left for dead in the
mountains of Iran only days before the start of the Gulf War. America
cannot reveal such a violation of national sovereignty mere days before
Kuwait is invaded. The body may heal but the heart takes longer. Seeking
a new life as a private investigator, Phil is hired to find a wayward
husband who's become enraptured with stars and predicting the future. A
simple case and the midlife crazies stop when a boat captain is murdered
at his feet and the Mafia chases him through the backstreets of Las
Vegas. Insisting that he must continue, the spurned wife sends Phil into
the topics to face death, sharks, miles of open ocean, and prison.
(the Hirebomber Crime Series, Book 2) Paperback
Marsh Island is the story of Phil Pfeiffer, a former Army Ranger recluse turned private investigator escaping one heart-pounding step ahead of death, mayhem, and double blind clues. Kicking the ant pile was not Phil’s intention when Mexican authorities refused a widow her husband’s death certificate. Instead of returning for a successful payday, Phil ends up with a dead boat captain on his doorstep and on the trail of a psychotic hit man. Millions of dollars hang in the balance as he survives ravenous sharks only to be jailed for the death of his guide. As his simple PI life spins out of control, Phil struggles in a bizarre world of false evidence, serial bombings, and a thousand year old prophecy.
Blind Marsh completes the Hirebomber Crime series when a malicious killer turns on Detective Phil Pfeiffer. After the downing of a private airliner, a missing heiress, and the death of friends and clients, the private investigator pursues a serial murderer while America’s law enforcement runs low on ideas and clues. The executioner takes pleasure in shoving a battling Phil around the chessboard until both run out of moves in a bloody confrontation with the FBI. Putting himself in the line of fire, Phil tries to thwart an ancient prophecy and an evil borne of greed and misplaced desire that will forever change the balance of the world.
Never tell a hormone-infused college kid that he cheated on a take-home exam. That’s what happened to Oliver Chase at a small college in central Florida. The essay was pretty innocuous and easy but his grades before were dismal. The fix was in or so believed the professor. Oliver was promptly awarded a D and given a stern warning with no appeal. He never cheated. He just liked the subject and had fun with the work. The next semester, he chose the same professor, took the same take-home exam (in the classroom this time), and earned an ‘A’ in thirty minutes. He didn’t give a wit about the subject and was out to prove something.
Oliver graduated and would be able to fly, which was really all he ever wanted. The war was on and the Marines offered a way. He took it. Some five years later, Oliver was a vet with a DFC and a long list of combat missions. In his opinion, he was only trying to save his life. The Marines saw it differently. Seemed like a lifetime pattern was emerging.
Oliver spent the next five years in a police department working narcotics and SWAT, and the next 22 in the FBI. In all these years, he never stopped writing. Publishing, however, was not an option. Way too many complications and compromises, and besides, rebel streaks only go so far in the FBI. Times are different now and even though old loyalties and friendships will never go away, no one is watching over his shoulder. Oliver likes the truth.
Oliver Chase and his wife eschewed the exotic and chose instead a small farm along the Gulf Coast near New Orleans. There he finds great flying weather for his Grumman Tiger, friendly neighbors with difficult accents-although maybe he’s the one with the accent now, fifteen chickens, neighborhood dogs, and a host of barn cats that all share his space.
“Life has never been more interesting,” he contends.
Marsh Island Reviews
By PDX Author on November 21, 2013
Those in the mood for an armchair adventure won't
be able to put this one down. Oliver Chase's mystery thriller, "Marsh
Island" is a page-turner. Chase writes with a refreshing style in the
genre of Sanford and Burke.
By Ashlee Ironwood on November 19, 2013
What an absolute thrill. The mystery left me unable to guess what would happen next, and the prose was both delightful and haunting. Oliver F Chase created a troubling beauty, even in the desert landscape, and the stars were as bright as the storyline. A great read for fans of detective fiction, suspenseful mystery, and thrillers.
By Joe Hinojosa on November 28, 2013
Marsh Island is a thriller to its core. It’s twists and turns kept me
reading, searching for answers. The storyline kept me turning to the
next page, only to become more determined to find the answer. Page after
page, Mr. Oliver had my heart racing, and my adrenaline coursing though
my body, watching and waiting to see what came next.