Narrated by: Michael Harrity
A Detective Al Warner Suspense Novel
Mystery / Suspense
Too many infant boys of Palm Beach gentry are dying of sudden infant death
syndrome (SIDS). Only obstetrics nurse Casey Jansson is suspicious.
Al Warner, crack Miami homicide detective, is inactive, languishing on
medical leave from a deadly shootout with the Angel of Death. He’s in
the best physical condition of his life, but struggling to convince the
department’s shrink he is not suffering from PTSD.
Warner meets Casey at a local pub. They are attracted to each other, but
misreading the other’s body language, remain reserved. Learning of the
SIDS deaths from Casey, Warner concedes it sounds more than coincidental,
agreeing to help investigate and hoping romance develops later.
Then Danny O’Brien, a resident doctor and Casey’s best friend,
whose research on the deaths is coming to a stunning conclusion, is killed
when his little Honda is pushed into the path of a speeding
Casey is shattered, but stubbornly continues her search for a culprit for
these SIDS deaths. She receives Danny’s notes, mailed to her just
before his death. Eager to investigate, she leaves Warner a message, and
then follows her suspect deep into the Everglades. Getting Casey’s
message, Warner races after her, sure that she put herself in danger. But
unlike Casey, who had an unwitting guide, he is uncertain where to look.
Casey’s obsession tangles her up in mortal danger. Only Warner can
save her – if he can figure out where she went, and get there in time.
About the Author
George A. Bernstein, now living in south Florida, is the retired President
of a modest, publicly held appliance manufacturer. He spent years attending
writing seminars and conferences, learning to polish his work and developing
a strong “voice.” George is acclaimed by his peers as a superb
wordsmith and a crafter of surprise endings no one expects. He works with
professional editors to ensure his novels meet his own rigorous standards,
and all of his books are currently published by small indie press, GnD
Publishing LLC, in which he has an interest.
Taken is the sixth of his Detective Al Warner Suspense series, with the
first five; Death’s Angel; Born to Die; The Prom Dress Killer; White
Death; and Sniper, all garnering rave reviews. His Detective Al Warner has
attracted many fans, with readers likening Warner to James Patterson’s
Alex Cross. Four of his novels are also now available in Audible.
Bernstein’s first novel, Trapped, was a winner in a small Indie
publisher’s “Next Great American Novel” contest, and
received high praise, gaining many mostly 5-star reviews, reaching
“Top 100” status. His second novel, A 3rd Time to Die (A
paranormal Romantic Suspense) has also garnered mostly 5-Star & 4-Star
reviews, with one reader likening him to the best, less “spooky”
works of Dean Koontz & Stephen King.
Bernstein is also a “World-class” fly-fisherman, setting a
baker’s dozen IGFA World Records, mostly on fly-rods. He’s
written the popular Toothy Critters Love Flies, the complete book on
fly-fishing for pike & musky.