Ott's Tribulation is Warner’s eighth novel. Prosecuting attorney, Margaret Jordan is hell-bent on running seventeen-year-old Maxx Ott through the justice system for the murder of two boys his age. Problematic for her is the fact there is a betrayal in her blood that could prove ruinous to her career with dire consequences for the defendant, Maxx, who is hopelessly in love with her daughter - a fact Margaret cares not to disclose.
Maxx Ott tells his own story, the story of his youth, his perilous association with Cooper Gibbons, and his love for the girl, Anna, who comes between them. Youthful indiscretions told in vivid detail give way to felonious mischief when Cooper involves Maxx in a hunting foray that turns horribly wrong. Maxx's tie to Cooper gets wretchedly worse, leading him into a courtroom drama with an aged, but sly attorney and his legal team who pull out all the stops in their efforts to free him from further incarceration.
Gold Line To Lenox – An Odyssey of Crime, Love & Betrayal is Warner’s seventh novel. This is a poignant story involving a transit cop in Atlanta assigned to internal affairs. Chance McCullough, a neophyte investigator, who, while patrolling the rails, becomes enthralled by the scintillating charm of another man’s folly. Giselle Trudeau, a ginger-haired law clerk, is equally passionate for Chance and sees him as her dashing hero in the mold, if only she can find her way out from a devastating and perfidious marriage to George. The pompous and menacing federal judge, George Washington Trudeau, finds himself named as the next FBI director despite the hideous schoolings he so brutally lays on to the once devoted Giselle. As for Chance, he is in the chase for her but must manage a series of chaotic policing events which envelope him in life and death struggles with Giselle too often in the middle of the mayhem.
Hoosier Fields – An FBI Crime Story, presents a vivid, unforgettable tale of three twisted desperados, greedy and untrusting of one another, who find themselves in a scheme to recover their payday. Throughout a nine-day saga, the dialogue alone carries the story through in a rich portrayal of contrasting personalities. A true, give-me-more-of-that-squabbling-diatribe, the matter resolves itself in a dramatic, smoke-filled finish that leaves federal investigators scratching their heads and the reader wanting more.
Jewels In The Sand – A Novel Of Love And War is a fictional family saga spanning three wars from 1942-1973. A story about life, American life, yours, his, or hers and the lives of so many we know. The birthing of a forbidden love affair that violates all that we’ve come to believe swells in time, through heartache, turmoil and secrecy. It is a story that embraces charm, dignity, Christian values, and heroism. Oh, the heroism—it is magnified into a netherworld of pain and despair that often accompanies this great imposter known as valor. The story brings out the joy of an infant, the tragedy of another, and the mischief of boys being boys. It is about a girl who becomes a woman in a flash, a schemer but loved all the same. It is about what happens when moral values get stretched too thin. Small town life, gossip, hard work, razor-thin temperaments, togetherness, and longing for the same are all brought to bear. Finally, it is a spectrum of life during combat covering the evil and wretched ways of war; death, survival, courage, victory, and loss. The story, both chilling and delicious, will leave the reader saturated with swimming eyes.
Ohio Boys (Unruly Short Stories Inspired By Actual Events)
A collection of short stories involving unbridled mischief and juvenile romance in ‘small town’ Ohio, these jaw-dropping antics will keep you tuned in throughout the book all the way to the end. Cat burglars, the allure of homecoming queens, and fast cars are just a sample of what to look for from these characters in their senseless acts of foolishness. Not all of them are troubled tales, however. Two of the stories, Yanks and Last In The Stick, appeared in JOURNEYS VIII, An Anthology of Award-Winning Short Stories by Court Jester Publications in November 2015.
Holdup Number Six – (An FBI Novel Based On Actual Events)
Released through Peppertree Press, this is the second of the Cy Donovan series. You can’t make this stuff up! This book relives a case worked by the author. It features a corrupt state trooper who organizes a gang of thugs who then follow his lead in carrying out six loosely coordinated holdups of armored trucks or their couriers. Retailers are also at risk. Blending fact with fiction, Warner once again introduces Special Agent Cy Donovan of the FBI as the lead agent in pursuit of trooper Varnell Evins. Much maligned personalities, inarticulate language, and outlandish performances coincide tragicomically with humor and sorrow as each holdup escalates in violence. The trooper’s band of pinheads proceed in reckless abandon in a roller-coaster cops-and-robbers epic with a page-turner finish and missing money. Superbly crafted with the zeal of a veteran storyteller, the patois in the dialogue of the characters is retained for authenticity.
Going Knee To Knee With FBI Polygraph introduces the Cy Donovan series. The term, going knee to knee, is used by polygraph examiners when describing the moment when confrontation takes place in a knee-to-knee setting between the examinee and his or her examiner. It is at this time when tension builds and controlled confrontation takes place. The FBI polygraph program—a program for social workers it is not. As such, this book was written as a tribute to one of the FBI’s finest programs and the men and women who serve within it. Primarily a selection of stories based on actual events, the author introduces a character, Special Agent Cy Donovan, who untangles a web of deceit through interview and interrogation tactics commonly practiced throughout the world of polygraph. As the shrewd perpetrators attempt to spin their tales of deception, Cy Donovan works his themes in an effort to bring the liars through the gates of salvation by revealing the truth in each confrontation. The book concludes as Donovan provides an educational discourse to a class of prospective FBI special agents with some ‘Straight Talk About Liars’ as well as some insight into the recent history and current course of the Bureau’s polygraph program.
Appalachian Impasse – A Chilling Crime Thriller is the third and last book of the Cy Donovan series. Man’s inhumanity to man is on display in Appalachian Impasse. Set against the enticing but unpredictable world of the Appalachian Trail and the menacing atmosphere of a maximum-security prison, Warner weaves an adventurous tale of risk, revenge, murder, and chance. Follow FBI Special Agent Cy Donovan, now retired, as he attempts to complete his hike of the Appalachian Trail. Unknowingly, he has made the list of four named to be killed in a murder-for-hire contract put in place by an ex-cop he put away deep in the past. Numerous characters are brought to life in vivid detail—some in their harrowing demise. Others, however, are just along for the journey including a woman of interest to Cy–adding to the intrigue. This story serves as a distant sequel to Warner’s second book, Holdup Number Six.