This is a list of my fiction books that are currently in print. For a comprehensive list of non-fiction and out-of-print books I've written, refer to my Goodreads author page.
The Hero (Second Edition)
The Hero is a work of impressionist speculative fiction set in a desolate, post-feudal civilization. When the charismatic leader of a merchant guard crew is killed in a senseless accident, his designated replacement decides to fulfill a promise to the late Captain by quitting the crew and finding his surviving relatives in a remote village. Instead of a quaint valley settlement, the new Captain finds a decaying town on the verge of collapse, an old landlord who appears to welcome its decline, and a thriving stronghold of highwaymen fresh from murdering what remained of the merchant guard crew. As the valley's mysteries unwind and the tension escalates, the Captain's mental condition begins to deteriorate as almost-forgotten memories begin to connect with horrible realities.
I listed "Anonymous" as the author because I wanted to enhance the sense of mystery surrounding the Captain's identity. Since the narration is first-person past tense, my name on the front would imply that I'm the Captain (I'm not!). I also wanted the cover to look as much like an actual leatherbound journal that the Captain might carry around to document his life in an effort to remember important details of his past. Why would that have my name on it?
Anyway, The Hero can be classified as "adventure" or "thriller," and to an extent it also fits into the "fantasy" category. If any of those genres appeal to you, I'm sure you'll like The Hero.