Westen Hughes is a stay-at-home mom until her husband and son die in a car crash and she finds herself in possession of a failing pet shop. With bill collectors phoning daily she jumps at the chance to earn a lot of easy money, even though the offer comes from old high school nemesis Kendra Jean 'KJ' Valentine, who stole everything from her in high school: valedictorian, head cheerleader, homecoming queen, and the star quarterback. KJ has arranged for Picasso’s The Old Guitarist—insured for one hundred million dollars—to come to a NH museum. The painting is GOA. Since she is the underwriting agent, she is tops on the police’s suspect list. She pairs Westen with a complete stranger and total opposite, Phoebe Smith, a snake-loving, underwear hating, tuba player with more baggage than Logan Airport.Ten percent of a hundred million is…well, it’s a lot so, Smith and Westen embark on a roller coaster search for one of the world’s most valuable paintings.
In spite of her dislike of the water, Angie Deacon buys her husband a day of fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee for his fiftieth birthday. What better gift for a guy stuck in the office all the time? That’s what she thinks right up until the owner of the tour is murdered. Who besides Nolan Little’s verbally abused wife has reason to murder him—they’re supposedly all strangers. As an ER nurse, Angie has dedicated herself to helping people, so when Val begs her to help find Nolan’s murderer saying yes seems only natural—until she uncovers Val’s secret.
Paige Carmichael saw her fiancé murder his business associate. And Stefano knows she saw. She has no choice but to run…but not before ensuring her future by taking a priceless coin and $750K in dirty mob money.
She has read books on how to lose yourself, and creates a new identity in each city--wigs, makeup, personality changes. Even so, Stefano locates her again and again. How can this be happening? Does he have contacts in every town in the world?
She meets an unlikely hero in Christian Charles Beauchamps who's driving a big-rig to save money to open a landscaping business. He takes pity, and helps Paige get out of California…but when she sees him whispering with a bullish man at the motel, she can't help wondering...has he fallen for her as he said, or is he on Stefano's payroll?
Cindy lives in Florida, the land of sunshine, with her husband and a calico cat who is either psycho or there’s a ghost in the house. Cindy loves to read, travel, hike, read, swim, do needlework, and read. Did she mention she likes to read? She’s addicted to gelato made in her hometown. Is there a 12-step program for this?
She is the author of 22 fiction books and several non-fiction books.
She’s a 21-year veteran free-lance editor working with both fiction and non-fiction.
Rick has lived in Florida for the last 33 years. He's originally from the Boston area (Revere Beach), and now married to the delightful author Cindy. She has just got him involved with co-authoring the Rick and Cindy series of non-fiction books. Rick has a passion for the beach, reading, and traveling. A connoisseur of coffee.
Rick and Cindy
We were just recently married at Dow Gardens in Michigan. When not traveling, you can find us most days at the beach. Or in the evening listening to a local band while the sun goes down. All of Rick and Cindy's online books can be found at Amazon.com