Friday, June 13, 2014

First Fight Friday: Murder Most Foul by JoAnne Myers

Goats solve their differences head-on. They don’t give the silent treatment or yell, they butt heads, and then it’s over.
Cowboy Marvin has learned humans resolve issues differently especially those romantically involved. His curiosity sparked, he has invited authors to stop by on Fridays and share a first fight from one of their books.


JoAnne Myers      

    is here for ...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from 

Murder Most Foul

Solving a grisly double homicide proves to be pure murder for the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. With a suspect list involving the victims' parents, ex-lovers, Satanists, a contaminated crime scene, corrupt police, and the motorcycle gang the Devil's Disciples, circumstances turn the hunt personal, as the hunter become the prey.

That evening, while investigating another lead, Harmon's scanner reported a drug bust in progress. Believing his assistance was needed; he rushed to the scene, finding the drug house surrounded.

“How many inside?” Harmon asked Chief Barstow.

Crouching behind his cruiser with his officers, the chief asked, “What are you doing here? We got this under control.”

Drawled his weapon, the agent said, “Bull-shit! You need all the help you can get, and you know it. Do you have tear gas?”

“We're not equipped with that gear,” the chief replied.

“Then give me a hand scanner,” Harmon said, accepting one from an officer. “I'll take care of the back. You guys handle the front.” Hiding behind bushes, parked cars, and trash cans, the chief and his men inched their way to the front door. Once they were positioned, Harmon radioed the chief, “I'm going in,” and kicked in the dilapidated rear door. Discovering an empty kitchen with kilos of cocaine and scales atop a table, he edged along, gun drawn.

Suddenly, he heard muffled cries from the utility closet and yelled through the door. “F.B.I.! Come out with your hands up.”

“I give up. I give up,” cried a feminine voice.

After lowering his weapon and opening the door, out popped Deidra Sloan, armed with a meat cleaver. Swinging wildly at the agent, she cut his forearm, knocking his pistol from his hand.

Too busy to feel pain, Harmon danced around the small filthy room dodging the cleaver. Knocking over chairs, pots and pans fell to the floor, while Deidra fought like a wildcat...until Harmon's experience prevailed and he clipped her a strong, right cross.

Standing in the doorway Sheriff Brown smirked. “Good exercise, wasn’t it?” he asked. “That broad is like a bad penny that keeps turnin' up. She just won't learn. We found the rest of the gang hidin' upstairs. We been watch’n this place for six months.”

After the deputies cuffed everyone, to the sheriff's dismay, Harmon said, “I want to interrogate all of them.”

“Look! I know these druggies. They don't have nothin' to do with the dead kids,” the sheriff claimed.

“I'll be the judge of that. I'll be at the station within the hour.”

Copyright © JoAnne Myers

Murder Most Foul by JoAnne Myers

When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.

The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. How far will these lover’s go to solve this heinous crime before anymore killings. Determined to find the truth, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.

Murder Most Foul 

is available on

Amazon  Barnes & Noble  Melange Books  Lulu

Other books by JoAnne:

"WICKED INTENTIONS" a paranormal/mystery anthology

"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology

"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," a biography true-crime

Other books soon available:

"TWISTED LOVE," a true-crime anthology

“FLAGITIOUS,” a detective/mystery anthology

About JoAnne:
I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paints.

When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found at:

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