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This is the story of a family responding to tragedy and caught in the center of the deadly affairs of others. On moving day, Martin Dougherty’s wife is accidentally killed sending the family into turmoil. Martin and his three children, Kristi, Kim, and Ken must deal with a new city and a new life which becomes complicated by their discovery of information that brings with it murder, presidential bids, and extortion by domestic terrorists weaving Martin and the family through a dangerous gauntlet.
The saga moves in erratic fashion from Denver to Tucson; connects with a small town in South Carolina; and affects national politics in Washington DC exposing them to violent forces threatening them and the teenage girl whom they must save to save themselves.
SUSPICION continues the Martin Dougherty Series. Three years following The Ring The Dougherty family is rebuilding their lives in Tucson. Instead of the calm life they sought, once again they are forced to react to events that again put them in danger.
The twisting tale has its roots in Southern Arizona with the controversial orphan adoptions in 1904. Generations later, the Doughertys find themselves entangled in the shadow of a violent bank robbery, a web of domestic terrorists, and corrupt local politicians. Kidnapping, blackmail, arrests, and shootings drive wedges in their relationships.
Assumptions are challenged by the fast pace and plot twists. Suspicions abound with characters who are not always what they seem to be.
POWER is the third book in the Martin Dougherty series, continuing the lives of the familiar characters. Readers will recognize Tony’s Coffee, and fear the appearance of a familiar killer, all intertwined with Arizona history and many Southern Arizona landmarks. Tucson and the surrounding desert, find widower Martin, and widow Teri Wilson seeking to define their relationship as their sons, Ken and Trever start their own lives only to be interrupted by powerful oligarchs attempting to disrupt the upcoming election, using a restless Native American who ignores the warnings of his grandfather, an O’odham shaman, who sees parallels to the 1871 Camp Grant massacre. The Dougherty’s are then drawn into a web of events including a mass shooting, and divisive gun law protests and legislation.