The Chatroom Murders

In this erotic thriller, former Jersey City detective John DelMonico and his beautiful new partner Terri O'Brien confront unimaginable dangers from teenage hackers, roadside Mexican burritos, rapping white boys, sadistic lunch meat, mutilated stuffed animals, irate California drivers and finally, a pair of kinky, psychotic killers who use the Internet to hunt down and torture their victims.

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Last One Standing

This second novel in the John DelMonico/Terri O'Brien series finds them traveling to Manhattan to investigate a pump and dump securities fraud scheme on Wall Street. As John reminisces about early life growing up on the streets of Jersey City, Terri grows close to someone connected to the case. Along the way they encounter Mafia hit men, fierce nuns and an even more dangerous ex-wife.

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The Prying Eye

This third novel in the John DelMonico/Terri O'Brien series finds them getting involved when the Director’s secretary, Mary Beth Harrington is blackmailed by a rogue Internet service provider technician. He gains entry to customer’s computers by tapping into their service and installing backdoor snooper programs. Not satisfied with blackmail, he begins a murderous spree that must be stopped.

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The Hunting Club

An erotic thriller, the fourth novel in the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien detective series finds Terri leaving the safety of the National Cybercrime Investigation Agency to infiltrate a rogue group of hunters who have decided to swap out animal trophies for people while John reminisces about early life growing up on the mean streets of Jersey City.

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Shadow of the Throwaways

John and Terri take on an assignment to hunt down Mafia backed pornographers that have been exploiting young runaways for their films. Exposing themselves to the seamy side of the mob, they go undercover in Los Angeles, all the while sharing close quarters as they pose as a Mafia goomba and his girlfriend. But it's terrible timing for John as he becomes involved with a fiery, banana kidnapping Irish beauty while he tries to ignore his growing feelings for Terri. Rated 42 out of 50 Shades of Grey!

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The Peaceful Night

A category five hurricane smashes into Orlando, Florida and forces the people of an exclusive gated community to fend off starvation, a power hungry ex-mafioso don, alligators, a horny but brain dead mutt named Peepers and a psychotic killer who'll do anything to silence the voices in his head until help arrives.

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All About Harry

Harry F. Smith grew up in the frozen wilderness of Jersey City, New Jersey  and proudly claims to be a born and bred native, but only when it is to his financial advantage to do so.


After a brief career in the Navy stationed at the amphibious base at Little Creek, Virginia as a member of Beachmaster Unit Two, he attended California State University, Chico  where he somehow managed to obtain a BS in Mathematics and a Master's in Computer Science. A glutton for punishment, he spent another year at the McCloud Institute of Simulation Sciences as a graduate assistant and was the first person to receive a Certificate of Achievement in Simulation Science from the Institute.

He also ate a lot of ramen noodles   and drank many beers   during this time.


After graduating from college, Harry needed to pay off his numerous school loans, so he worked as a software engineer on various defense industry projects. Most of them can't be talked about in public forums without filling out massive amounts of paperwork, but believe me, they involved some pretty cool stuff like lasers and bombs and small furry creatures from other planets.


During this time, he authored many boring technical documents and manuals, such as 'A Case Study of Constrained Nonlinear Optimization Methods' and 'A Thousand and One Ways to Properly Use Your Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO)'. None of these ever reached the New York Times Best Sellers list, although he did win a minor award for 'The Most Semicolon Usage in a Government Document.'


Having conquered the exciting world of software engineering, he finally caved into the voices that rattle around in his head as they commanded him to switch from writing computer code to mystery stories that concentrated on living, breathing people and the evil things that are done by them.


After a while, he started his own E-book publishing company, Like A Duck Publishing and wrote his first novel, 'The Chat Room Murders.'


He invented the character of John DelMonico, an ex-Jersey City detective who is recruited by a friend to join the newly formed National Cybercrime Investigation Agency. This was a bit of a stretch since John was quite possibly the most computer illiterate person ever born. Recently divorced from his childhood sweetheart, John moves out to Silicon Valley to start his life anew, taking his prized '67 Mustang to face the harsh San Jose traffic.


Since all good detective stories need at least one beautiful woman, he is teamed up with the gorgeous Terri O'Brien, a red headed, ex-FBI lawyer babe. A native of California, John soon learns that behind her green eyes lurks a fierce Irish temper. Being a Shaolin kung fu master, Terri quickly proves that she can hold her own in the male dominated world of criminal computer investigations.


Eugene Lee, a Chinese-American software engineer / computer nerd extraordinaire, rounds out the team.


John and Terri's exploits have spanned five novels so far. In each one, they manage to defeat the bad guys while they try to deny the building frisson that they feel for each other.


Lately, Harry has been working on the latest story in the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien detective series, tentaively titled, 'A Matter Of Trust' because there was a bit of a cliff hanger in 'Shadow Of The Throwaways'. (That's the one where John and Terri jump each other's bones!)


Besides the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien detective stories, Harry wrote 'The Peaceful Night', a story about a category five hurricane that smashes into Orlando, Florida and forces the people of an exclusive gated community to fend off starvation, a power hungry ex-Mafioso don, alligators, a horny but brain dead mutt named Peepers and a psychotic killer who'll do anything to silence the voices in his head until help arrives.

He decided to make this story a FREE download because:
A) He is a kind and generous person.
B) He believes that authors should give something back to their fans.
C) Everybody kept bugging him for a freebie.


Since the statute of limitations for unspeakable past crimes has not yet expired in New Jersey, Harry now lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota year-round so that he can enjoy the snow, ice and freezing cold weather. His interests include listening to esoteric music, perfecting his vast barbecuing skills and devising new ways to scare small children, all the while fighting killer rabbits who are intent on eating the lush green lawn outside of his condo townhouse.

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The Chatroom Murders

Book 1 in the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien Detective Mysteries Series.

In this erotic thriller, former Jersey City detective John DelMonico and his beautiful new partner Terri O'Brien confront unimaginable dangers from teenage hackers, roadside Mexican burritos, rapping white boys, sadistic lunch meat, mutilated stuffed animals, irate California drivers and finally, a pair of kinky, psychotic killers who use the Internet to hunt down and torture their victims.

"Gone, perhaps forever, were the dirty streets of New Jersey. Would he ever again hear the familiar sounds of cab drivers cursing in fifteen different languages, middle fingers joyfully extended in a universal driver’s greeting? What would substitute for the eye-stinging fragrance of oil refineries belching toxic fumes strong enough to peel paint from metal? How could he fall asleep on a hot summer’s night without the choruses of automatic weapons chattering off in the distance?"

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Last One Standing

Book 2 in the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien Detective Mysteries Series.

This second novel in the John DelMonico/Terri O'Brien series finds them traveling to Manhattan to investigate a pump and dump securities fraud scheme on Wall Street. As John reminisces about early life growing up on the streets of Jersey City, Terri grows close to someone connected to the case. Along the way they encounter Mafia hit men, fierce nuns and an even more dangerous ex-wife.

"The sisters at Our Lady of Perfect Divinity Catholic grammar school belonged to the Order of the Most Holy Virgins, the strictest and most feared of all the nuns. Raised from birth in a secret factory located somewhere in the hills of New Jersey, they took great precautions to insure that the chastity of the young girls in their charge was upheld to the letter of the law. If a girl showed too much leg by wearing her skirt higher than knee length, the full fury of the nuns emerged in force. As if by magic, a wooden yardstick was quickly produced to measure the length of the young woman’s skirt. By law, all nuns had to carry a ruler wherever they went, usually tucked away somewhere discretely in the folds of their long, dark habit. In John’s case, that same ruler was wrapped across his knuckles whenever he gave the nuns a load of crap, which was often. Wielding the wooden measuring stick like a Japanese samurai sword, they would descend upon him like a pack of wolves attacking an injured fawn."

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The Prying Eye

Book 3 in the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien Detective Mysteries Series.

This third novel in the John DelMonico/Terri O'Brien series finds them getting involved when the Director’s secretary, Mary Beth Harrington is blackmailed by a rogue Internet service provider technician. He gains entry to customer’s computers by tapping into their service and installing backdoor snooper programs. Not satisfied with blackmail, he begins a murderous spree that must be stopped.

"Terri tried to lift her arm but found it restrained. With great difficulty, she turned her head and looked down at her feet. Now she could see that she was lying on a gurney with a catheter stuck in her arm. Some kind of liquid was slowly making its way down the clear tube. She settled back on the stretcher. The massive pain in her head was now throbbing in perfect time with her heartbeat. It took all of her strength to say, “Head hurts.” “Don’t worry, I’ll fix that.” God, everybody’s telling me not to worry. Should I believe them? Terri watched as the man in white pulled out a hypodermic and stuck it into the bottle hanging above her head. Almost immediately, the pain receded and she felt much, much better. I love this man in white, she thought dreamily as her entire body went numb. I want to have his babies."

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The Hunting Club

Book 4 in the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien Detective Mysteries Series.

An erotic thriller, the fourth novel in the John DelMonico / Terri O'Brien detective series finds Terri leaving the safety of the National Cybercrime Investigation Agency to infiltrate a rogue group of hunters who have decided to swap out animal trophies for people while John reminisces about early life growing up on the mean streets of Jersey City.

"How can one describe the loveliness that is Sarah? It would be easier to tell a blind man of the colors in a rainbow. Like the sun rising in the east on a beautiful summer morning, she is perfection personified. Venus herself cowers in fear at the mere thought of her flawless beauty. With ruby red lips reminiscent of the finest Bordeaux, her smile is like a fragrant perfume, lingering on the senses and in the deep corner of my mind long after she has gone. An effortless toss of her head causes her silky hair to wave in the breeze like wheat in the field and only serves to accentuate her immaculate alabaster skin. Like that of a gazelle, her neck is long, sleek and elegant. Her strong arms stand as guardians to her beauty so that many can gaze upon her longingly, but few may touch. Hips that invite with a tender, sensuous sway are but one of her many weapons, like the strike of a cobra or the stab of a stiletto in the hands of a master assassin. The slightest image of her body, wrapped tightly in the most elegant fabrics, invokes secret thoughts in the strongest of men; dark, disturbing and, dare I say, forbidden. Should one man be brash enough to say that she is his and his alone? You might as well ask if the spirit of a wild palomino can be tamed. I am not worthy to bask in the bright sunlight that surrounds her. Weak in the knees, somehow I must find the means to bridge the great distance between us, even if it means crawling over the most rugged of terrain and scaling the highest mountain peaks for one glimpse, one moment of erotic bliss."

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Shadow Of The Throwaways

John and Terri take on an assignment to hunt down Mafia backed pornographers that have been exploiting young runaways for their films. Exposing themselves to the seamy side of the mob, they go undercover in Los Angeles, all the while sharing close quarters as they pose as a Mafia goomba and his girlfriend. But it's terrible timing for John as he becomes involved with a fiery, banana kidnapping Irish beauty while he tries to ignore his growing feelings for Terri. Rated 47 out of 50 Shades of Grey!

"John racked his brain for an excuse, but to his surprise, Terri slowly walked over to him. Turning her back towards him, she undid the clasp holding her necklace closed. Letting it drop to the marble floor, he heard her say, “Unzip me, babe.” As if in a dream, John reached out and pushed aside her long red hair. Slowly, he grabbed at the small zipper that ran the length of Terri’s dress and pulled it down, savoring every moment. With that done, he pressed tightly against her body, resting his hands on the inside of her dress. He drank in her perfume as he felt the warmth of her hips swaying slightly to his touch. The shiny spandex material of her dress separated but still clung tightly to her body. After a moment, Terri turned her head around. John noticed her green eyes sparkle as she drunkenly said, “Pull it off of me, baby.”

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The Peaceful Night

A category five hurricane smashes into Orlando, Florida and forces the people of an exclusive gated community to fend off starvation, a power hungry ex-mafioso don, alligators, a horny but brain dead mutt named Peepers and a psychotic killer who'll do anything to silence the voices in his head until help arrives.

"The house across the street was approximately one hundred feet away, but it might just as well have been one hundred miles. With a superhuman effort, Juanita braced herself against the wind and forced herself to push forward, but not before she spat a bloody booger at the door. Puta! She limped towards her savior, managing a few more steps before she slipped off the edge of a curb that was submerged in water. Blood flowed freely from her palm as she sheared off a few more layers of muddy skin. Somehow rising to her feet once more, Juanita managed to stumble thirty feet before the torn ligaments in her injured ankle failed completely. With the blinding pain shooting up her leg into the small of her back, she tried to brace herself for the inevitable fall, but this time she landed hard on the wet asphalt, fracturing a bone in her wrist. Everything went black for Juanita as her forehead slammed into the ground. As if from far away she heard, “Don’t worry, lady. I’ve got you now and I’m going to take real good care of you.” In a dream-like state, she thought she felt a pair of strong arms lift her up out of the water and off of the ground. On the edge of unconsciousness, Juanita smiled as she heard these words. She knew now that she was saved and would not die in the street like a dog. Her last sight before passing out from the pain was looking deep into the eyes of her rescuer. Before she completely lost consciousness, Juanita heard Stanley Drudge softly repeat the words as he smiled down at her. “I’ve got you now lady and I’m going to take real good care of you.”

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