Jim's intent is to write wholesome books with a depth of value and a plot that takes the reader through issues thought too difficult to survive. He portrays regular people who endure catastrophic events and their discovery of a faith that gives them answers without sounding religious or preachy. Each novel takes the reader through a journey in which real questions get asked and real answers given. His desire is to give the reader something more than just a good 'read.'
A family struggles to understand the disappearance of their teenage son following an unspeakable tragedy. Then, after eighteen years, they are forced to relive the events of that fateful night in which their family had been changed forever. A near-fatal car accident brings the family to the brink of yet another potential loss.
Had they changed too much to experience healing and forgiveness? Had their original assumptions and perspectives about that night been correct? Were they ready to accept the newly discovered information that shattered everything they had believed about the disappearance?
A Face in the Crowd
Two voices, two brothers, two faces, two rings, one destiny. The mother with the voice of an angel, the daughter who emulates her; the brother who stayed on course to break free from the stereotypical odds, the brother who didn't.
A family struggles to assimilate the changes thrust upon them by a bizarre event as individual destinies merge to reshape their present and rewrite their future.
Book 1: Calculated Loss
An essay written for an evening class unlocks the mystery surrounding a young girl who had her baby stolen from her at birth. Due to a recessive gene in the baby, the search for answers comes to a surprising conclusion. The quest to find her baby takes them to the edge of their sanity and requires them to deal with the people who facilitated their baby's abduction. They garner unlikely allies and expose the rottenness of their family tree.
Someone had been watching over their family and only revealed his presence a few times. Those appearances provided another clue as to the essential survival of the child and the abilities he would soon develop.
Book 2: Point of Balance
Detective Adrian Chandler has a startling vision while investigating a murder aboard a yacht. The visions continue as his investigation continues. Unknown to his partner and his shift supervisor, the visions relate to a crime he is not investigating but threaten his family. As he gains understanding about the visions after speaking with his pastor, a threat to the family resurfaces and promises a bloodbath.
During his investigation into the yacht murder, another two murders take place and threaten to pull him away from his family who need his help to survive. Additional visions set him at variance with his partner and threaten to ruin his professional reputation. Only the silent watcher knows how this dilemma will unfold and who will emerge alive.
Book 3: Carbon Copy
Hector Ruiz, an infamous crime lord in the Tampa Bay area, escapes from custody after being set free on bail. A series of grisly murders throws the manhunt for him back into high gear. Girls begin disappearing along the River Walk in Tampa and a vision by Adrian Chandler's sister, Alex, pulls her into action.
As both Adrian and Alex have visions about the heinous crimes, a remarkable secret explains the reason for the seeming untouchability of Hector Ruiz. Three miles high and three hundred knots an hour, over the Gulf of Mexico, the truth comes to light as Alex faces her abductors and fights for her life.
Carbon Copy, book three of the Adrian Chandler Series, is now available for purchase.