Two California girls agree to a camping trip with a boy they met in a bar. The boy has a special talent…and the girls' life expectancy has grown short.This unsettling story, inspired by the hit song by John Stewart, asks…What is the spooky secret of…Gold?
In the small town of Tucker’s Corner, Oregon, a bank manager is killed because he found some information about payoffs from Esteban Fernandez to a very high-level member of the United States Government. The banker had time to mail out three copies of this dangerous information before he died. He mailed a copy to himself. He mailed a copy to his ex-wife. And he mailed a copy to his old friend in the city…a man that has a security company that bears his name. The banker mailed the information to Jim Dandy Security. Two of the three recipients of the information are dead, and so is the Tucker’s Corner Postmaster. Jim quickly finds out that this information is deadly, and he finds that he’s in way over his head. He calls in some favors from his competition. This time, it isn’t Jim Dandy to the rescue. It’s Justice Security, and the situation has never been deadlier. Inspired by the hit song by Black Oak Arkansas, and filled with seat-of-your-pants thrills, T. M. Bilderback’s Jim Dandy brings danger and action to Justice Security…and to you!
Paul Stiles is spending his Saturday morning mowing his lawn, when his next door neighbor dies a peculiar and spectacular death on Paul’s front lawn. Paul knows something terrifying is happening, but he doesn’t realize that it’s the beginning of a war of survival for humanity. Islamic terrorists have paid rogue Russian scientists to create a plague of genetically created “bugs”, and have turned them loose on the free world, intending to kill the “infidels” of the world. But they didn’t take into account the unintended repercussions of these new creatures, like rapid breeding, or massive growth, or…using humans as both food and reproductive incubators. As the world is quickly taken over by these “bugs”, Paul leads a group of survivors into the Rocky mountains, hoping against hope to find a way to combat the creatures…as long as they can stay away from those that have empty eyes. But will that be enough to save humanity? Find out in T. M. Bilderback’s novel, Empty Eyes.
Paul Stiles sta passando il suo sabato mattina falciando il prato, quando il suo vicino di casa viene a morire in modo alquanto spettacolare e terrificante proprio di fronte alla sua falciatrice. Paul sa che qualcosa di terribile sta accadendo, ma non capisce subito che è l’inizio di una guerra per la sopravvivenza dell’umanità. Chi ha liberato quei mostri geneticamente mutati per il mondo, senza considerarne le conseguenze? In un mondo in cui l’uomo è ormai solo preda, ridotto a cibo o a incubatrice di nuove creature, che si manifestano quando è ormai troppo tardi, tramite la comparsa di occhi vuoti e bianchicci nel loro ospite, Paul guida un gruppo di sopravvissuti alla sua baita sulle montagne, nella speranza di sopravvivere e combattere, nella speranza di trovare una soluzione. Ma basterà per salvare il genere umano?
Thirty seven children, along with their bus driver, have been kidnapped on their way to school. They’ve been hidden away in a location known only to the kidnappers, and booby-trapped so that explosives will go off at 5 PM, unless the kidnappers receive their demands. What they want is simple: Joey Justice. They want to trade Joey to Esteban Fernandez for the bounty, and they’ll kill the children unless it happens. The city’s FBI chief, Marcus Moore, orders Justice Security to call in a specialist in child abduction cases to help find the children…Nicholas Turner. Marcus also knows that Nicholas will bring his secret weapon along with him – his half-angel daughter, Madeline. Justice Security finds the kidnappers with plenty of time to save the children. But, when an unfortunate accident kills the kidnappers before the location of the children can be revealed, all seems lost. However, Joey comes up with a solution that only Madeline can help them with. Why not go to Hell and ask the kidnappers? Going to Hell is dangerous, and there’s always a mortally high price to pay when someone starts ringing Hell’s Bells. Who lives? Who dies? Find out what happens when Justice Security goes to Hell in the eleventh Justice Security story from T. M. Bilderback – Hell’s Bells!
“You must hide your heart. Eli’s coming,” said the mysterious vendor to Gretchen Cantrell. Gretchen dismisses this warning, and, later, she is murdered. Gretchen’s friends, Stu Phillips and Cindy Frasier, become embroiled in the death of their friend. And when the mysterious vendor appears to the two friends and gives them the same advice, that advice turns into a very public fight with a demon…a demon that lives on burning heartache. Will Cindy and Stu defeat the demon, or will the demon feed once more? Find out in T. M. Bilderback’s Eli’s Coming!
From an idea inspired by the classic Paul McCartney song comes Junior’s Farm, the second entry in the series Tales Of Sardis County! Laid off from a job in the city, Katie Montgomery and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Carol Grace, move home to Sardis County…to the farm that had been owned by her grandfather, Arthur “Junior” Ballantine, with the hopes of raising her daughter in the relative safety of rural America. Alan Blake is a cop. He also leaves the city to go to Sardis County…but not for the same reason. Alan arrested one of the Giambini crime family’s star gamblers: poker expert Moses Turley. Alan also grew up in Sardis County, but no one in the city knows that except his partner. Alan must hide out and stay alive long enough to testify against the mobster. Katie lets her former high school classmate, Alan, hide out with her and Carol Grace. But, in order to lie low on Junior’s Farm, he has to work as Katie’s farm hand. Then Katie discovers two things: She’s a descendant of the Sardis family, and she’s head over heels in love with Alan! Has Katie inherited the Sardis magic? Will Katie and Alan live happily ever after? Or will the Giambinis wipe out any chance of happiness? Find out in T. M. Bilderback’s Junior’s Farm - A Tale Of Sardis County!
E' la Vigilia di Natale in città. Dexter Beck, sua moglie Megan e Percival 'King Louie' Washington si stanno dirigendo in auto ad una speciale funzione per la Vigilia. Louie e Dexter condividono con Megan la storia di un'altra Vigilia, di tanti anni prima, quando la Justice Security era stata appena creata, quando la compagnia, ancora alle rime armi, doveva fornire la sicurezza per una famosa band, gli Omega, che erano in città per uno speciale concerto di beneficienza natalizio. Louie e Dexter stanno portando il batterista, Gil Mullins, al concerto, quando la peggiore tempesta di neve che abbia mai colpito la città, li costringe ad abbandonare la loro auto e a trovare rifugio in una chiesa cattolica, la St. Francis. Quella che segue è una storia di salvezza, conforto e fede, quando l'evento di quella Vigilia di Natale si ripete e conquista anche Megan Fisk Beck. Ispirata alla popolare canzone natalizia 'The Little Drummer Boy', questo racconto vi scalderà i cuori e vi farà… credere.
On a gorgeous spring day, the partners of Justice Security choose to have their annual partner meeting as a picnic in the city park. Joey Justice, Percival “King Louie” Washington, and Dexter and Megan Beck arrive at the park early to find a nice picnic spot, as Misty Wilhite and Jessica Queen are shopping for picnic supplies. The four in the park find unexpected trouble when they are ambushed by a group of killers. Questions are going through the minds of Joey and his partners. Who are these people? Why are they trying to kill the partners? And how did they know to catch them in the park? Saturday In The Park gives you the answers, with action as explosive as you expect from the folks of T. M. Bilderback’s Justice Security!
Several gruesome murders have taken place in Bohemian Village, the arty part of the city. Each victim was male, and had been last seen dancing in various nightclubs in the Village. Detective John Yates and Detective James William “Jim Bill” Coleman are assigned to stake out one of these nightclubs looking for whoever is behind the “Dance Murders”. But, the situation becomes complicated when Detective Coleman becomes obsessed with a very beautiful girl he sees in the club. No one knows who she is. No one knows where she came from. Every guy stares at her, and wants to take her home. Will this girl cause Detective Coleman to miss the chance to catch the killer? Find out in this unusual story by T. M. Bilderback, Hot Child In The City!
It’s Christmas Eve in the city. Dexter Beck, his wife Megan, and Percival “King Louie” Washington are driving to a special Christmas Eve function. Louie and Dexter share with Megan a story of another Christmas Eve in the early days of Justice Security, when the fledgling company is providing security for the band, Omega. Omega is in town to perform at a special Christmas Eve charity concert. Louie and Dexter are driving the drummer, Gil Mullins, to the concert, when the worst blizzard ever to hit the city forces them to abandon their car and take refuge inside St. Francis Catholic Church. What follows is a story of salvation, comfort, and belief, as a Christmas Eve event repeats itself…and makes a believer of Megan Fisk Beck. Inspired by the popular Christmas song, T. M. Bilderback’s The Little Drummer Boy will warm your heart…and make you believe.
It’s November in Chicago. Still healing from an encounter with the Corn Flakes Killer, Lieutenant Michelle “Mickey” Rooney and her partner, Sam Tanner, head out into the snowy night to investigate four seemingly unrelated drug killings. They appear to be run-of-the-mill drug deals gone bad…until witnesses at one of the crime scenes report that they saw the shooting. And they have overheard the name of the killer: Esteban Fernandez. Mickey and the Chicago PD notify the Federal authorities, thanks to a new Federal APB on Fernandez. Fernandez has been declared a threat to National Security, and all movements are to be reported. Justice Security has been given a government contract: find Esteban Fernandez and stop him. Bring him in for trial if possible, but stop him. When word reaches them that Fernandez is in Chicago, Joey Justice, his partners, and their FBI liaison, Marcus Moore, move quickly to the Windy City, and they take over the investigation. They also take over Mickey Rooney and Sam Tanner, and draft them into the biggest crime case in Chicago’s history…a crime case that Mickey will never be allowed to talk about. Action, humor, and a two-night-romance for Mickey and Marcus…find out what happens when Justice Security takes on insane Mexican drug cartel leader, Esteban Fernandez, in the Windy City! Read T. M. Bilderback’s eighth Justice Security story, inspired by the classic song performed by Paper Lace, The Night Chicago Died!
Meet Colonel Quentin James Abernathy (Ret.), former member of Her Majesty's Armed Forces. Colonel Abernathy retired some years ago as a bachelor, and now lives off his pension and his family's fortune. He is quite old, and belongs to a stately London gentleman's club. In The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Colonel Abernathy tells a tale to a club acquaintance – a tale of 1950s British Guyana in South America, and the Colonel's encounter with a lion. But this is no ordinary lion. This lion has been extinct for 10,000 years! Find out what happened in that long-ago time, in the good Colonel's own words, in T. M. Bilderback's rousing adventure short story, inspired by the classic song performed by The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight!
William Lewis is a literary agent. Over the years, he’s been able to perform his duties in the small town of Perry, in Sardis County. As a literary agent, William has gone over many contracts in his time. He’s signed off on them as a witness, and helped his clients get the best terms that he can. William is having lunch at Ethel’s Diner in Perry when he’s approached by Raymond Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth has a contract that he’d like William to look over and sign off on as a witness. William agrees to do so. What William doesn’t know is what Hollingsworth has up his sleeve. But, like William says, The Devil’s In The Details…especially in Sardis County! Be sure and read T. M. Bilderback’s third entry in the series Tales Of Sardis County!
In this story from T. M. Bilderback, a new place is introduced: Sardis County. Sardis County is a unique place, with colorful characters, and down-home attitudes. The county seat of Sardis County is the town of Perry, and it has all the usual things a small town can offer. A high school, town square, police station, and shops are all part of Perry, and the Sardis County Chamber Of Commerce has come up with a slogan: “Sardis County – Where YOU Make The Magic!” But, there’s something different about Sardis County. Something based in real magic…and it’s located in an old man’s basement. Three high school seniors are about to confront something they never expected: An open doorway to Hell. And Hell is coming to visit Sardis County. Heed the warning: Don’t Come Around Here No More, the first story in the series Tales Of Sardis County!
Ci sono stati parecchi omicidi cruenti nel Villaggio Bohémien, la parte della città in cui vivono gli artisti. Ogni vittima era un uomo e tutti sono stati visti l’ultima volta mentre ballavano nei nightclub del Villaggio. I Detective John Yates e James William ‘Jim Bill’ Coleman hanno l’incarico di sorvegliare uno di questi nightclub, cercando chiunque possa celarsi dietro questi ‘Omicidi da ballo’. La situazione si complica quando il Detective Coleman sviluppa una vera e propria ossessione per una ragazza che vede nel club. Nessuno sa chi sia. Nessuno sa da dove venga.Tutti gli uomini la guardano e vorrebbero portarsela a casa. Ma la ragazza sarà causa di distrazione per Coleman dal catturare il killer? Scopritelo, leggendo questa strana storia di T. M. Bilderback.
What happens when a young, fast-rising cop, married to the love of his life, suddenly loses his unborn child to miscarriage, loses his wife to cancer, and loses his job because of a violent incident with a suspect? He decides to have drinking binges to try to forget. That's what happened to Nicholas Turner ten years ago. Now, thanks to help from his sister, Melissa, and his best friend, FBI Agent Marcus Moore, Nicholas has almost conquered the drinking, and has become a private investigator that specializes in cases concerning children. Meredith Richardson's daughter, Karen, has been kidnapped, and the city's police department doesn't seem to be much help. At the suggestion of Marcus Moore, Meredith hires Nicholas to find the girl. But Nicholas has unexpected help. A little girl, that apparently only Nicholas can see, is helping him with the case. She appears when Nicholas needs a clue, then disappears just as quickly. Who is this little girl? Why is Nicholas so attracted to his client? Who kidnapped his client's little girl? And why has this case become so deadly? Inspired by the classic song by Gordon Lightfoot, T. M. Bilderback's If You Could Read My Mind is a heartwarming story about redemption, romance, and second chances.
El pequeño tamborilero es un relato corto perteneciente a la serie de relatos de Justice Security del escritor T. M. Bilderback. Es un relato entretenido que te hará reflexionar sobre la posibilidad de creer en algo más allá de lo normal.
Cosa succede quando un giovane poliziotto in rapida ascesa, sposato con l'amore della sua vita, perde improvvisamente la sua bambina non ancora nata per un aborto spontaneo, perde la moglie per cancro e perde il lavoro a causa di un incidente violento con un sospetto? Decide di bere per cercare di dimenticare. Questo è quello che è successo a Nicholas Turner dieci anni fa. Ora, grazie all'aiuto di sua sorella, Melissa, e del suo migliore amico, l'agente dell'FBI Marcus Moore, Nicholas ha quasi vinto il bere ed è diventato un investigatore privato specializzato in casi riguardanti i bambini. La figlia di Meredith Richardson, Karen, è stata rapita e il dipartimento di polizia della città non sembra essere di grande aiuto. Su suggerimento di Marcus Moore, Meredith assume Nicholas per trovare la ragazza. Ma Nicholas trova un aiuto inaspettato. Una bambina, che a quanto pare solo Nicholas riesce a vedere, lo sta aiutando con il caso. Appare quando Nicholas ha bisogno di un indizio, poi scompare altrettanto rapidamente. Chi è questa bambina? Perché Nicholas è così attratto dalla sua cliente? Chi ha rapito la bambina della sua cliente? E perché questo caso è diventato così pericoloso? Ispirato alla classica canzone di Gordon Lightfoot, 'If you could read my mind' è una storia commovente di redenzione, romanticismo e seconde possibilità.
In questa ultimissima serie di T. M. Bilderback, ci viene presentata una nuova location: la Contea di Sardis. La Contea di Sardis è un posto unico, con personaggi coloriti e dalle abitudini semplici. Il maggiore centro della Contea è la città di Perry che offre tutte le solite cose che una piccola città può offrire. Una scuola superiore, una piazza, una stazione di Polizia, dei negozi. La Camera di Commercio diella Contea ha coniato uno slogan significativo: "La Contea di Sardis: dove sei TU a fare la magia!" Ma c'è anche altro in questa Contea. Qualcosa basato sulla magia vera e quel qualcosa è nel seminterrato di un vecchio scorbutico. Tre diplomandi adolescenti si stanno per confrontare con qualcosa che non si sarebbero mai sognati: un portale aperto sull'Inferno. E l'Inferno sta per fare visita alla Contea di Sardis. Quindi, date ascolto all'avertimento e da queste parti.... NON FATEVI VEDERE MAI PIU'.