When a group of masked mercenaries infiltrate the Bank of Philadelphia, the objective is to steal five pink Argyle diamonds from a safety deposit box. Things run smoothly until one of the gunmen; 28-year-old Liam Matthews ends up locked inside of the vault with 23-year-old bank teller Remi Catalano. One of them will make a fateful decision that drastically alters the robbery's outcome. In its aftermath, their actions inadvertently have a profound effect on the other, which will ultimately define who they both truly are.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Liam Matthews

Naval architect by day, bank robber/jewelry thief by night.

At 28 years-old, bluish-green eyed, Liam Matthews appears to have the perfect life. Tall, built, handsome, intelligent, just a few words to describe him.  But other words are used too, such as, cold, emotionless, bastard, and egotistical.

A product of wealthy and successful attorneys, Warren and Penelope Matthews, he's far from the prodigal son.  Years of being shipped off to boarding schools and feeling less than loved by his parents, hardened Liam.  Never quite living up to what his parents had expected of him, Liam did the ultimate betrayal in their eyes.  He chose not to follow in the family's footsteps of becoming a lawyer, instead Liam, who loved architecture and designing ships, decided to go that route.

Even after graduating high school with high honors and the recipient of a full ride to Cornell, his parents were still not pleased.  Instead, they practically disowned him, except in reality, he chose to walk away from them.  More so from his father, who couldn't hide his disappointment and disdain for his only child.

So after successfully completing college, Liam set out on his own without help from anyone.  He was immediately hired by the design firm, Braddock Associates and became one of, if not their best architect.  But even with an enviable salary and showered with numerous accolades, Liam craved something more.  So he and best friend, Chris decided to pull a few small time robberies.  Just for the thrill and to see if they could get away with it.  Which they soon found out, they were more than capable of hiding their identities and clever at avoiding arrest.

But as smoothly as their little illegal adventures went, it only took for one innocuous meeting with a British transplant named Charles, to change everything.  A ruthless man who sought to recruit an elite group of mercenaries.  Their mission:  to conquer highly profitable and dangerous heists.  Liam and Chris were instantly sucked into Charles' promises of riches and elusive adrenaline highs.  But after succeeding in a couple impressive jewelry heists, Liam began to question if working with Charles was the right move for him.  Though he couldn't deny the initial draw, Charles' appeal wore thin.  But unfortunately, not thin enough for Liam to stop doing jobs with him.

Which eventually leads to Mitchell Denton and the Bank of Philadelphia.  And then to that fateful Columbus Day, where Liam's loyalties will be put to the ultimate test.

Read more about Liam in BEHIND THE MASK.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Behind the Mask is going on SALE!

Amazon.com is running a Kindle Countdown Deal that will begin tomorrow...December 18th, 2014 at 6:00 AM.  Behind the Mask will be available for only a $1.99 until 11:00 PM on December 24th, 2014.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Behind the Mask - Book Synopsis

What appears to be a typical bank robbery is anything but.  It’s Columbus Day in the city of Brotherly Love and when the Bank of Philadelphia is besieged by a group of masked mercenaries, it’s not cash they’re after, it’s five rare pink Argyle diamonds, that are housed inside a safety deposit box.  As the employees become unwitting hostages, things appear to run smoothly until one of the gunmen, 28 year-old Liam Matthews, unexpectedly gets locked inside of the vault with 23 year-old bank teller Remi Catalano.  During this time, she never sees his face or learns his name, but when an undeniable bond forms, Liam will make a fateful decision that will drastically alter the heist’s outcome.  In its aftermath, Remi will have no memory of what transpired while Liam, now a fugitive with the diamonds in his possession, chooses to hide in plain sight.  

Two months following the heist, the captor and his former hostage will inadvertently cross paths again, but without any recollection or having never seen his face, Remi has no idea that Liam is the man behind the mask.  And though he tries not to tempt fate, by initially avoiding her, curiosity along with unforeseen threats, make it next to impossible to distance himself.  But as Remi struggles to regain her memory of that day, Liam’s world begins to unravel.  

As each learns something surprising about the other, and about themselves in the process, in a twist of irony, just who ends up protecting who will ultimately define who they both really are. 

Available at Amazon.com

Friday, October 31, 2014