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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Bits and Pieces of Memories

The mystery thriller novel, Bits and Pieces of Memories, is now available on Amazon!

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Agent Elisabeth Hanson now works alone. Since her partner was injured in the line of duty, the brilliant FBI agent hasn't found anyone worthy of filling his shoes.

Hanson's preference for privacy is challenged by the FBI's latest consultant, millionaire Jack Alerton. Hanson has been advised to keep Alerton close while investigating a string of murders around Washington, DC. A year earlier, the Montana millionaire was kidnapped and held for ransom. He escaped--but not before killing five of his captors. Now, it seems he has a mysterious connection to Hanson's case.

Alerton agrees to talk to her, but only if he can carry a gun and work as her partner. Hanson is frustrated by the request but ends up being surprised by the hidden depths the millionaire reveals. Is he someone she can trust, or are Hanson's emotions clouding her judgment and leading her into a trap?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Personal Information Problem

The mystery thriller novel, A Personal Information Problem, is now available on Amazon!

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The Metro Area Serial Killer has been terrorizing women in the DC area for too long.  He has a sick obsession with women and won't hesitate to kill any innocent bystanders or witnesses to his crimes.  No one is safe as long as this maniac roams the streets.

To find the killer, the FBI calls in agents Elisabeth Hanson and Bob Parks.  As a female agent, Hanson has fought her way through the ranks to become one of the agency's best and brightest.  She is an absolute professional, but even she can't help but be unsettled by the murderer's bloodlust.  When he strikes once more, she comes up with a daring plan to lure him out into the open—and she's going to be the bait!  Will Hanson be able to make her trap work, or will she end up being another victim of one person's dark and violent fantasies?

Thriller author Jake Orlo's latest book, A Personal Information Problem, presents a vivid mystery set in the heart of our nation's capital.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rampage In Missoula

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He looked deadly and dangerous.  Everything about him looked icy-cold, except for his eyes.  His usually soft blue eyes were blazing like the blue flame from a gas fire.

Lieutenant Catlin is tough--some might say hard--when the situation calls for it.

His partner, Sergeant Delores Delaney, has seen glimpses of flint in his character when he takes down criminals.  She wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that.  No one would.

In a few days, the town of Missoula, Montana, will see Catlin at his toughest.  Whatever it takes, Catlin plans to get justice for those he cares about.

In Rampage In Missoula, Jake Orlo has crafted a fast-paced crime novel to keep you reading until the last page.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Christmas Cougar

The Christmas story "The Christmas Cougar" is now available at Amazon!

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Daniel Williams is a wealthy young man who is completely dissatisfied with his life.  Three days before Christmas he leaves his grandfather to go back country snowshoeing in the Mission Mountain Wilderness area of Montana.  Elisabeth Hardin is at her wits end with trying to raise her sixteen year old kid sister Jennifer.  Elisabeth does not approve of Jennifer's boyfriend and when she tries to give advice it all comes out wrong.  Elisabeth and Jennifer decide to spend Christmas at their old family cabin that they both love.  It takes an old mountain lioness to bring these three people together and to remind them about the magic of Christmas.

"The Christmas Cougar" tells a Christmas miracle story with the same brisk pacing Jake Orlo is known for in his detective murder mysteries.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Messed Up In Missoula

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Sometimes doing what's right can lead straight to disaster.

Thomas Catlin is a police detective in Missoula, Montana.  Not exactly the crime capital of the world.  You would expect things to be a little quieter there.  But you'd be wrong.

His partner is William Jones, an unlikable and untrustworthy cop if Catlin ever met one.  And when a drug bust Jones sets up goes bad, Catlin has even more reason to distrust him.  What he doesn't know, however, is that failed drug bust is about to lead him down a rabbit hole of deceit, treachery, and the most damaging little black book since Capone's accountant's.

Jones' sister Mary is Catlin's chief suspect, and when her first love rolls into town right before her husband turns up dead the day after the failed drug bust, Catlin knows he's on the right trail.  Sometimes, however, what we think is true, what we know is true, and what is really true don't line up. In those times it's good to have a badge, and a better partner.  Now teamed with a whip-smart female detective named Delaney, they start to hone in on a secret that many will kill to get, and still others will kill to protect.

"Messed Up In Missoula" is Jake Orlo's second novel.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bittersweet In The Bitterroot

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An intricate web of murder, corruption, and conspiracy has entangled the lives of everyone in Missoula, Montana, and fledgling FBI Agent Maria Hernandez is determined to catch the criminals who spun it, even if it means putting her own life in danger.

"Bittersweet In The Bitterroot" is a fast-paced detective murder mystery that, carries readers deep into the Bitterroot Mountains, where Hernandez is sent on her first official investigation to look into the murder of a young girl whose body was discovered by a local camper.

When another girl goes missing, Hernandez finds herself on the hunt for a serial killer, but what she ultimately discovers is something far more sinister, and she must search for the thread that ties everything together.  But finding that thread won't be easy, because there are powerful forces that don't want the town's dark secrets to unravel when and if it's pulled.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Wolves Of Christmas Eve

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It is Christmas Eve and Sheryl with Bentley, her six-month-old lab, are lost in the mountains of Montana.  It was clear and sunny this morning when they started out on this wilderness snowshoeing adventure with Pete.  Now it was afternoon and the clear sunny day had turned dark and threatening; and Pete was missing.  Sheryl is not sure what to do or which way to go because everything is covered in snow and everything looks the same.  She and Bentley panic when they hear wolves howling around them on the mountain.  Sheryl tries to head away from the wolves but is horrified by the realization that the wolves are zeroing in on them.  Exhausted Sheryl sits down in a clearing and puts her arms around the trembling Bentley, she knows only a miracle can save them.  As the wolves come out of the trees toward them a mysterious cross-country skier rescues them.  Sheryl is about to spend one of the strangest Christmas' she has never even imagined and she is about to find out just how dangerous a man can be and that miracles' really do happen on Christmas.

"The Wolves Of Christmas Eve" tells its 'Christmas Miracle' message with the same brisk pacing Jake Orlo is known for in his detective murder mysteries.