Wish Me from the Water

Wish Me from the Water

R E Swirsky

Fiction / Mystery / Thriller

A young boy commits suicide. The town folk believe it was another result of bullying but two brothers discover the truth and decide to take matters into their own hands. (Warning: This novel contains material some may find disturbing).Two teenage hockey players brutally murder their parents in an unexpected altercation after a close friend and teammate commits suicide. The town's people believe the suicide was another tragic result of bullying, but the two boys have learned the true reason their friend took his own life. Their friend was a victim of sexually abuse by someone very close. When yet another friend discloses to them, that he too was abused, and pleads that know one must ever know, the boys agree to take matters into their own hands. Detective Dean Daly is called in to investigate the brutal murders and believes there is much more to the murders than it first appears. Not far away, a young housewife, Sarah, is in the midst of another kind of abuse. When her husband Gerald finally crosses the line from verbal abuse to physical abuse and breaks her arm, she takes flight in the middle of the night. Gerald vows he will track her down to the ends of the earth and insists she can never leave him. Detective Daly soon becomes entrenched in both events, not knowing that he will soon be caught in the middle as the stories collide. This is a story about courage, strength, and standing up for what you believe. (Warning: This novel contains material about sexual abuse of children and domestic physical abuse. Although there is no graphic content some may still find the content disturbing).
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Outside Forces

Outside Forces

R E Swirsky

Fiction / Mystery / Thriller

A secret vigilante organization, named the Order, has been formed to correct the errors of an imperfect justice system. Garrod Shaw, accused of killing his three children, has beaten his murder charge on a technicality. A Russian Diplomat kills a young woman and faces no penalty after claiming diplomatic immunity. For the protection of all citizens it is time to remove the two once and for all.A secret vigilante organization named the Order has been formed to correct the errors of an imperfect justice system. Garrod Shaw, accused of killing his three young children and dumping their bodies in a lake, has beaten his murder charge on a technicality. A Russian Diplomat, while driving impaired, runs down and kills a young woman and faces no penalty or prosecution after claiming diplomatic immunity. Both men are habitually dangerous and for the protection of all citizens, the Order believes it is time to remove these two once and for all. The newest recruit to the Order, Kaito Hui, is tasked with leading the team that will arrange the accidental deaths of both men but it seems Kaito has gone astray by adding a target of his own into the mix. Nathaniel Diamond, close friend and long standing member of the Order, knows he must bring a quick stop to what Kaito has planned and arranges for a meeting of the Order’s most senior members. Michael Crowder, a scrawny eighteen year old, has a new girlfriend, Lucy. He knows Lucy hasn’t quite finished with her current boyfriend and while he and Lucy are snuggling naked beneath the sheets, her old boyfriend shows up unexpectedly forcing Michael to scramble and hide under the bed where he witnesses the violent abduction of Lucy from her apartment. When Michael tries to explain Lucy’s abduction to his parents, his father doubts Michael’s claim. When Lucy turns up dead the next day, the official report is that her death was nothing more than an unfortunate accident from a fall off a mountain while hiking alone. Michael angrily disputes the police report and insists Lucy never went hiking. Michael’s father worries a mental condition Michael suffered through as a child has resurfaced leading him to suspect Michael may have had a hand in Lucy’s death. When the seemingly accidental deaths of both Shaw and the Russian diplomat appear in the news the next day, Michael’s family can’t help but notice both victims were defended by Lucy’s father, Harvey Metcalf. The coincidence of three related deaths in one twenty-four hour period is too great to ignore. Michael and his family are soon embroiled in a series of events and murderous schemes that threaten their very lives. As they try to sort through the mystery behind Lucy’s abduction and death, they find themselves pulled dangerously deep into something sinister. Nathaniel Diamond, hard at work trying to rein in the straying hand of his friend, learns that Michael and his family have stumbled unknowingly into the middle of what Kaito has planned. As he tries to protect the Order’s secrets from being exposed and the lives of this innocent family, he soon learns the Order is no longer the straight up organization it once was.
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Extreme Malice

Extreme Malice

R E Swirsky

Fiction / Mystery / Thriller

She was found with a guitar string still wrapped tightly around her soft neck. Eighteen year old Josh Anderson, the college boy from next door, is charged with her murder. It was his guitar string around her neck. His footprints are found inside her house. Her earring found under his bed. Donna Gardner's husband Jack was hundreds of miles away on business.Was it the perfect Murder?She was found with a guitar string still wrapped tightly around her soft neck. Eighteen year old Josh Anderson, the college boy from next door, is charged with her murder. It was his guitar string around her neck. His footprints are found inside her house. Her earring found under his bed. Donna Gardner's husband Jack was hundreds of miles away on business.Homicide Detective Dean Daly was Jack's best friend and was suspicious even before he stepped onto the crime scene. It was a simple comment over a few beers made by Jack six months previous. A comment of how DNA evidence is so over used and over trusted these days that even he could plant DNA evidence so easily that the deeper one searched, the further from the truth the evidence would lead. And no one could ever catch him. Dean pursues Jack while Jack insists he has nothing to do with his wife's murder. The evidence tells of a secret sexual relationship between the two lovers Donna and Josh. The trial of Josh nears, and a stranger approaches Jack with some revealing information that changes everything. He demands Jack and only Jack to take action to clear young Josh. He tells Jack that Jack must act soon or he will go public with what he knows. Jack has always known more than he has told and now faces a difficult decision that will determine the fate of young Josh and the others involved.
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