Against the backdrop of daily life in his fitness club for socially elite, wealthy women of Nashville, Tennessee, Mark Rollins investigates the disappearance of a club member's investment banker husband. The mystery reaches far beyond Nashville's city limits and puts Rollins and team in the gun sites of an organized criminal enterprise.
Mark Rollins has sold the technology company he founded to a large multinational corporation. The transaction left him with more money than he can ever spend, a large empty office building, and far too much time on his hands. He repurposed the building into an exclusive fitness club for socially elite, wealthy women of Nashville, Tennessee. Rollins becomes a father figure to club members who turn to him when they have a problem. When a club member's husband is reported missing from his upscale Nashville home in the old-moneyed community of Belle Meade, Rollins sets out to solve the mystery exposing himself and his family to unexpected danger from organized criminal enterprises.
It’s Nashville and someone wants to kill Bunny’s much older husband, a prominent attorney, the law firm’s public face—its rainmaker.
Mark Rollins, a retired technology entrepreneur, has become the creator/owner of an exclusive fitness center catering to young trophy wives and socially elite wealthy women of Nashville. In Mark Rollins and the Rainmaker, the second book in the series, someone is trying to kill the husband of a fitness club member.
Her much older husband is a prominent Nashville attorney—the rainmaker for his law firm. Rollins sets out to unmask the villain before it is too late—a task that proves dangerous, and the danger spreads as the diabolical killer’s targets expand.
To pick up the killer’s trail, Rollins and his colorful MBA sidekick, Mariko Lee, pose as financial consultants hired by the law firm. Mariko discovers that the seeds causing many law firms to self-destruct and that in this case provide a motive for murder can be found in the numbers. As they close in on the villain’s identity, Rollins and his team race against the clock to unravel the killer’s final desperate plan.
It’s Nashville and If you are looking for booze, women, song, or anything else, you go to Printers Alley. And that is where they found Mark Rollins's friend—a lawyer and rising political star—with a bullet through his head!
A good man, Harold T. Lansden, Esq., is dead. He was a lawyer, a rising political figure and the man who had called Mark Rollins for help the night before his death. According to reports, he was gunned down in Nashville’s notorious Printers Alley during a drunken reveler’s celebratory shooting spree.
Was that it? Was that all there was to it? Was it just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time?Or was it premeditated murder by someone orchestrating the people and events—a puppeteer pulling the strings?
While the Puppeteer story is fiction the issues it deals with are real--a government out of control, embezzlement, predatory compensation plans, surviving an economic downturn plus the legal an media gauntlet faced when a weapon is fired--even when it is to save a life.
It's Nashville... with a devastating flood, a beautiful lawyer, a deadly secret, and wine to kill for!
An inheritance at risk and the discovery of an extraordinary cache of old wines during Nashville’s history-making flood leads to foul play and death in this Mark Rollins mystery adventure. The old man finished a glass of wine—his favorite claret—went to bed, and died. Now more than fifty years later, a stunningly beautiful Nashville attorney, Ann Sims, is preparing to auction off his estate—a derelict old mansion with its long-forgotten secret. Sims has lived with a secret of her own, a secret that could cost her the fortune she is in line to inherit and end her career.
Afraid, for good reason, of the possessive and greedy men in her life, Sims turns to Mark Rollins for protection. Rollins, the central character in Collins’ mysteries, is a modern-day hero—a protector, problem solver, and crime fighter. His “superhero-like” powers are technology, extraordinary wealth, and friends in high places. This time his technology is failing him as he tries to keep Ann Sims alive—his efforts thwarted by Nashville’s failing infrastructure in the wake of the massive storm and flood that provides cover for bad things.
Diversion is about the opioid crisis, illegal drugs, murder, a missing girl, the Bonnaroo music Festival, and a plot to shut down American military drones.
The drug crisis is fueled by the illegal use of pain medications like Percocet and Fentanyl. Until recently, pill mills in Florida were where you went for a prescription. Now those drugs are moving to rural Middle Tennessee.
The bucolic area around Manchester and Tullahoma, Tennessee, has become infested with pill mills selling prescriptions for cash. That area is home to the Bonnaroo Music Festival and the propulsion test facilities at the Arnold Air Force Base that are essential to keep military drones flying in the war against terrorism. Both the Bonnaroo fans and the testing facilities are targets the country’s enemies are willing to die for.
A call for help from an old family friend puts Mark Rollins and his team of crime fighters squarely in the middle of it all. It was a simple enough request. All Rollins had to do was drive to the jail in Manchester, collect the girl, and take her home to her frantic mother. But, the girl wasn’t there! What had seemed simple quickly became dangerously complicated.
Diversion—the opioid crisis, illegal drugs, murder, a missing girl, Bonnaroo, and a plot to shut down American military drones.