The MNO Trilogy

Detective Cynthia Pierson’s father, Neal Pierson and his partner David O’Neil, pissed off a lot of guys who broke the law by getting them convicted. Now that some of them are out of jail, they and their sons have set their sights on getting revenge against the men who put them away. Unfortunately, Neal Pierson is dead, so the Revenge Squad has decided to kill David O’Neil…and Cynthia Pierson.

Meanwhile, McFarland solves three different murders:


Mark MacFarland had no use for politics when he was homeless on the streets of Denver. Now that he is struggling to pull himself back into regular society, he still finds politics a necessary evil he’d rather avoid.

But when his friend Jerry Baker asks him to find evidence that a restaurant waitress did not kill her boss, he finds himself right in the middle of political intrigue. It turns out that the restaurateur is running for the U.S. Senate. Was he killed for political reasons…or was he killed by the waitress, the would-be politician’s mistress?


“Benny and I are going to continue our investigation in the murder we’re working on,” said Detective Pierson.

“She was murdered in her home? Were there any witnesses?”

“Oh,” smiled Pierson, “I would say so. There were probably seventy thousand witnesses.”

The victim was Cloe Murphy, an internet porn star had over 70,000 fans, most of whom had the misfortune of seeing her brutal murder during Cloe’s internet podcast. The most likely suspect is the estranged husband Toby who discovered his wife’s body. The weapon has his prints on it, and neighbors report that they’ve heard heated words between the couple.

But is he the killer? Or did one of her subscribers want to make sure she didn’t share herself with anyone else?

Jerry Baker asks MacFarland to look into the young porn star’s death, and it quickly becomes apparent that there was more to Cloe Murphy’s death than meets the eye.


When Neela Woods, a well-known international travel blogger goes missing, her family assumes she’s just on another jaunt. But her partner suspects foul play, specifically the Obnoxious Oilman who the blogger has been dating.

The stakes are high. Neela not only comes from money…her Ranch in Elbert County may be worth over a million dollars in oil and gas rights. When MacFarland finds Neela’s body in a bat cave, he also finds that he has plenty of suspects, any one of whom had reason and opportunity to kill the young woman.