A murder in the Northern Virginia suburbs and another in the District of Columbia brings together two detectives, cousins to work as a team. Another killing leads to a life changing twist and Detective Ian McLarry taps the resources of his family’s Clann leading to more turns and twists in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Virginia Beach and beyond. Franklin, a mysterious contract killer, orchestrates a series of events, taking care of business and cleaning up ‘loose ends’.
In the autumn of 1991, a young girl disappears from a Cleveland Heights, Ohio neighborhood.
Over the course of the next several years, along the interstate 90 corridor between Toledo, Ohio, and Albany, New York, a number of young girls disappear without a trace.
To Probe a Beating Heart is a fictional, but realistic study in the creation of a killer. A monster that must be stopped and if the authorities cannot make that happen, the Clann will.
A young Brandon watches the classic Frankenstein movie and begins to sink into an ever deepening spiral of dark fantasies and fear. Reality and celluloid paranoia blend as he loses his father to a hit and run driver and his mother to her own mental hell. Alone, but determined to escape the fate of his fears Brandon moves to D.C. to kill his demons, but which ones are real?
Killing His Fear takes place almost entirely in the District of Columbia. This is Wren's second book about a serial killer. It is a work of fiction, but the events are well within the realm of possibility. Brandon may be on a track to coming out of his hellish spiral, or he may be boring deeper into oblivion.
Darryl's Reunion is the story of a young boy, killed in his first year of high school. His murder goes unsolved for nineteen years. The interest of the town's newest detective is drawn because it is an unsolved murder and peaked when he finds out the victim's intended graduating class from the local high school is holding it's fifteenth year reunion. Detective Ian McLarry meets with the reunion committee and begins asking questions. "We know who did it," claim the committee members, "We just can't prove it."
As detective McLarry begins his investigation, one of the committee members begins their own plan to find justice.
A Novella, Book one of the an Trodai Trilogy
A raiding Norse pirate rapes a young girl in 9th century Connacht, Ireland and leaves her for dead. Shamed by her pregnancy and wanting a life without the label of Norse for her child, Ceara makes her way south to Ceann Coradh. She is befriended by a couple who run an inn and recently lost their only son in a battle with the Dublin Norse and treat her as they would their own daughter. Ceara tells her new family about a frightening dream she had while traveling to Ceann Coradh. True to the dream, Ceara dies giving her son life and the story of her nightmare will follow her son and his sons after him, forever. Scolai grows up as the son of the innkeeper and his wife and displays some of the rougher characteristics of his natural father. He loves the game of hurling and even more, the resulting fights. He plays and fights with an energy that draws the attention of Cennetig, the son of the tribal chieftain, Lorcain mac Lachtnai. His friendship with Cennetig results in his introduction to warrior training, usually reserved for nobles and the sons of proven warriors. Scolai finds his true calling in battle and earns the respect of his leaders and fellow warriors.
A Novella, Book two of the an Trodai Trilogy
The second installment in the 'an Trodai' trilogy. The fall of Cennetig mac Lorcain in 951 AD in a battle against the High King of Eirinn, Congalach Cnogba, began the succession of three of Cennetig’s sons to thrones. Latchna followed his father as King of Thomond and less than three years later, Mathgamain mac Cennetig assumed the throne when Latchna was killed. Mathgamain and his brother, Brian, defeated Ivar of Limerick in 967 AD in the Battle of Sulcoit and Mathgamain took the title, King of Cashel. In 970 AD Mathgamain deposed Mael Muad mac Brain and took the title of King of Munster. Mael Muad resumed his kingship of Munster after murdering Mathgamain in 976 AD and Brian mac Cennetig now led the Dal gCais. In 978 AD, Brian defeated Mael Maud in the Battle of Bealach Lechta and began his rise to power. The ‘an Trodai’ saga continues with Daigh and Saraid raising their three sons in Medieval Ireland. Ceara, Daigh’s grandmother had a dream in 893 wherein she was visited by a dark figure of a woman, who threatened to take her then unborn son and all his sons after him to become great warriors. Neither Scolai nor Daigh were taken, but both became warriors for the Dal gCais. In 944 at the Battle of Gort Rotachain, Scolai was killed and Daigh severely wounded. Able to get around with a limp and an occasional crutch, Daigh became a full-time farmer as he and Saraid raised their sons, Garbhan, Laoghaire and Tanai. One will die, one will become a farmer and one will become a great warrior, fighting alongside of the future High King of Ireland. This fictional story follows real events and people of the late tenth century in southeast Ireland.
A Novel, Book three of the an Trodai Trilogy
The Battle of Bealach Lechta in 978 AD has given the crown of Munster to Brian mac Cennetig and cost the life of Laoghaire mac Daigh, Laogahire leaves behind a pregnant wife, Deirdre and two children, Muirin and Earnan. The new king, Brian honors his old friend by sending his son, Murchad to deliver a purse of copper, silver and gold to sustain Deirdre and her children. Born on a cold November night as a wolf howls in the nearby wood, Deirdre's new baby, bigger than her first two, screams his way into the world. Looking at her son, Deirdre hears the wolf in the distance and honors the beast, naming her new son, Conall. As the boy grows to a man, Conall and his brother, Earnan begin to learn the use of weapons from a Dal gCais warrior and face their first combat before they are fully grown. Conall is drawn to the life of a warrior as his father and grandfather were before him. He feels a loyalty to the king, Brian and after several early skirmishes at his home, he and his brother join Deaglan, their mentor and become part of the king's army. Conall is a true warrior, a large man, called a giant by some, a ferocious fighter with both the axe and the sword. His size and his skill with his weapons combined with a temper that frightens both friend and foe become known across the island. A great warrior, but a man with questions about what he does. A man who knows peace, battle, anger, loss then peace again. The cycle continues as he fights under the banner of a king who unites his nation and later, after the death of the king, Conall rises to lead his family, his tribe through difficult times and establishes a clann that will endure.
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