About the Book
gets a phone call from his old naval buddy, Larry
Collins, whose wife has been kidnapped!
The culprits are El Dolor, a Mexican gang who in
addition to prostitution and drug-dealing, make money by
kidnapping American women and holding them for
The stakes are high. Pay up, or the wife and mother of
three is dead!
Steel reunites with Collins and together they launch a
rescue mission with military precision. But the leader of
the Mexican cartel is a mean bastard, hell-bent on revenge.
And just when Steel finally meets the woman of his dreams,
the crime baron of El Dolor prepares to spoil the
party with a bloody surprise!
While growing up, Charles E. Morgan, III fell in love with the boy mystery series books of the time. Books like Brains Benton, The Three Investigators, and the Hardy Boys. That, naturally led him to reading stories about the great consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. These books, along with the television show "Mannix," led Charles to become a licensed private investigator in 1987. He's added his love of writing to his passion for the wonder of childhood. And, along with a dash of imagination, has started to write these new Brains Benton mysteries. He has also branched out with his adult (very adult!) Gary Steel and Jessica Starr novels. Charles has three kids, a crazy dog, and lives with his wife, Caroline, in the suburbs of Washington D.C. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org