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There are regular moments, and there are Teaching Moments

Max Boucher is hired to find a missing horse in a small town in Idaho, far from his Seattle home.

He arrives in Cedar Peak to stumble on a murder scene, and an odd weapon sparks his interest. The murder must be related to his case, right? But there’s something off about the scene and the victim.

A serial killer uses a crossbow and gets away with murder. Or does she?

A mysterious confession underlines the story. But motives and hidden grudges abound in a small town, and everyone seems to know everyone else’s business. Someone wants Max off the case, and he has no idea why.

Means, motive, and opportunity elude him, and the only thing keeping Max sane is his canine companion, Russ. Clue after clue seems to point to only one solution.

Secrets, Secrets Everywhere

His clients have secrets, they aren’t the only ones. But when Max is drawn even deeper in the case, will he be too close to see the solution? There’s only one missing piece to the puzzle, and a twist you won’t see coming.

If you love Dean Koontz and Caroline Peckham, you’ll love Max Boucher.

Sharp, nail-biting prose that will keep you turning page after page.” Vincent Zandri

Catch up with the novel that started it all!

Max quit the police force when someone murdered his family.

Now Max, turned P.I. has been handed a puzzling case. Dozens of dogs are disappearing all over the city, and no one knows why. 

The stretched Seattle police department can’t dedicate the resources needed, and Max may be the pet owner’s only hope. For the missing dogs, time is running out.

But Max is dealing with his own demons. 

Three years ago, his wife disappeared and his daughter was murdered. The police presume she is dead, but Max knows better. He’s still paying for the house they lived in together, terrified that he will sell the one place that holds the clues he needs to find his wife.

Will Max be able to find the dogs and solve this mystery in time? Does this case hold an unknown clue to his wife’s disappearance? Once you start reading this astounding crime thriller, you won’t be able to stop until the very last page.

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Coming Soon: Baker Street, a novella

Max is hired by Jerry Miller, a man who apparently has money trouble. But before he can even get started on the case, his client is killed. But it seems like there is more going on under the surface.

A Pair of Bakers

The bakery where Jerry was killed is owned by Jerry Baker, the client’s son, and his husband Tom. But what Max can’t figure out is, “why there?” Who would have been meeting him there, and why?

Recipe for Disaster

Take one part illegal gambling, mix it with a massive money laundering operation, and insert one final, secret ingredient and the answer will shock everyone.

A story of love, lies, family, and betrayal, you’ll love every last delicious bite of the newest Max Boucher adventure.

Late 2023, Compelled, A Max Boucher Novel

Max Boucher has been hired on a missing persons case: a woman and her husband have gone missing, and while signs point to them doing so on purpose, something feels wrong about the whole thinks, and the missing woman’s sister thinks this is not an incident of two lovers running away.

An Odd Connection

When Max follows a lead, he finds himself in a small town in the middle of a festival. Then a local is murdered and a strange coincidence makes him suspect his client may be right, and there may be something even more sinister at the core.

But when another murder happens, and then another, Max finds himself in the middle. When the connection between the two cases becomes apparent, he’ll start to wonder if he’s hunting the killer, or if he’s the one being hunted.

Don’t miss the next novel in the Max Boucher series coming late this year!