It’s been more than eight years since ex-cop Dan Connor put a troubled criminal named Walker behind bars, and a year since he handed in his badge after losing the woman he loved. The remote islands off the Pacific Northwest coast seem like the perfect destination for his retirement. That is until a wave of increasingly sinister events disrupts his peace.
When a mysterious boat drives Connor from his anchorage and a marine biologist working in the area goes missing, Connor is forced to team up with his former nemisis, Walker, who has been released from jail and is struggling with his own demons. They have little in common, but when a life hangs in the balance and others are threatened, the knowledge and skills of these two men from very different cultures are the perfect mix.
With an eclectic cast of characters and a riveting plot, the first Dan Connor Mystery, Dark Moon Walking, is a fast-paced, suspenseful thriller that will keep you turning the pages until its explosive conclusion.
"R.J. McMillen's mastery of description and amazing ability to create enriched metaphors adds so much to this chilling mystery. This is a book to read in the comforting light of day" —Judy King, author of Living at Lake Chapala
"A pure pleasure to read." —Roberta Rich, author of The Midwife of Venice and The Harem Midwife
"Dark Moon Walking honors the tradition of the great mystery novelists of the ‘40’s and ‘50’s. In McMillen’s world there are no psychic profilers, CSI forensics, or electronic surveillance, and yet in its old fashioned reliance on little more than intuition and powers of deduction it is literally as contemporary as the war on terrorism." —El Ojo del Lago