Coming Soon, No Sanctuary

First on the scene of a traffic accident that turns out to be murder, Officer Stacey Wilbur calls Detective Doug Milligan. Despite her former vow to never date anyone on the Rocky Bluff P.D., she and Milligan are romantically involved. Finding time to be alone together isn’t easy.

The murder victim is the wife of a popular Rocky Bluff minister, and several suspects immediately come to the forefront, the minister himself, his nosy secretary, the choir director, and a nerdy stalker. Stacey helps Doug with the murder investigation, but the Chief asks her to go undercover as a prostitute to expose a pedophile which leads to a surprising job offer.

Stacey must make two major decisions that will change her life forever, and a third that nearly causes her to lose her life.

That is one of the blurbs for my new Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel, No Sanctuary.

Because I am a regular church goer, I want to clarify that I am not making fun of churches. Churches, temples, synagogues are where sinners go to worship and learn how to live more godly lives. Unfortunately, men of faith, including those who have been called to lead, are sometimes tempted to do things they shouldn’t. Some of the more prominent ones even make the news when they yield to their temptations.

One theme that runs through every book in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series is how the personal and family lives affect the job and how what happens on the job affects the officers personal and family lives. No Sanctuary is no exception.

Having been neighbors with several police families and having members of law enforcement in my family, and being friends with several retired officers, I have seen these dynamics first hand.

No Sanctuary is due out from Oak Tree Press sometime at the beginning of the new year. Watch for it.

Marilyn Meredith


Pastor Steve said…
For consideration:

Family members of police officers may not always fully understand or appreciate the daily shift-work of police officers. And perhaps, there is a need for them to gain a deeper insight into the daily events their loved ones encounter. Stories of the Street: Images of the Human Condition addresses these issues through a series of 21 ‘everyday’ stories that occur during routine patrol shifts. The integrity, courage, and compassion of their loved ones responding to daily dispatches will be moving to spouses, parents, and other family members. By the way, where is God in each of these stories? You decide. Re:
Volunteer Police Chaplain Steve Best
Marilyn said…
You have a very important job. I was thinking about putting a volunteer chaplain into the story I'm working on right now.

My daughter lost her husband when he was on the job. Since that time she's counseled other widows.


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