First place award winning fiction novel “Footprints in the Frost” introduces homicide detective, Max Richards, and involves his life both on the job and away from it. When he is hand picked by the chief of police to work a long and complicated serial rape case involving five beautiful victims with whom he must spend much time, his life with girlfriend and bookstore owner, Sami Murphy, becomes extremely complicated. Escaping from the city hustle and bustle to his beautiful and remote Colorado mountain cabin, the two of them attempt to relax and try to untangle the knots in their relationship. What will happen to this couple who are tremendously bonded, but have to decide if their jobs and lives can meld permanently or if it would be better to go their separate ways?
Keith Bettinger – April 14, 2015 (Retired Suffolk Co., NY police officer/grief counselor and published author):
Move over Debbie MacComber and F. M. Meredith, there is a new author bringing murder and mayhem to cozy towns. Jackie Taylor Zortman brings crime and violence to two star crossed lovers, Max the lead homicide detective and Sami the city bookstore owner. Jobs and family and past relationships all come into play and heighten the tension between the two main characters. It’s a book you will want to sit and read and not stop until you have finished. There will be plenty of time for another cup of coffee once the book is done.
John M. Wills – June 2, 2015 – New York Journal of Books
A steamy love affair and a manhunt for a serial rapist have Detective Max Richards burning the candle at both ends. Jackie Taylor Zortman ratchets up the tension and heat in this can’t miss tale about a quaint Colorado town. (John is a former Chicago police officer, FBI Special Agent, award winning published author and a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books.)
This trade paperback is published as a Dark Oak Mystery by Oak Tree Press. Price: $12.95. Signed copies can be obtained directly from the author for $15.75 (includes USPS media postage & handling). Colorado residents please add Colorado sales tax. If mailed, total is $17.oo – delivered $14.00. Mail check/money order to: Jackie Taylor Zortman, PO Box 173; Ouray, CO 81427-0173. It is also available at Amazon.com as both a trade paperback and Kindle and shopOTPbooks.com.