Detective Jake Roberts went outside the law to capture serial killer Jared Hamilton. His superiors in Atlanta Homicide gave Jake a choice––retire, or face criminal prosecution. He decided to retire and move to LA with his Hollywood agent girlfriend Caitland. He writes best-selling crime novels. Caitland and Jake go to Phoenix to visit his childhood friend. Fred and Andrea take them to the opening night show of superstar comedian Bobby Goode. During the show, Bobby humiliates a heckler. Phoenix homicide detectives Wynter Williams and Vince Farina are investigating a murder. Jake happens onto the crime scene and is asked to consult on the case. Jake and Wynter have growing suspicions about who the killer might be. They arrive to see Bobby's last show before he leaves for New York City. "Shots fired!"
Amazon Top-Ten Bestselling Author, Reader's Favorite Five-Star Award, Multi-Award-Winning
Crime Fiction and Psychological Thrillers
“Cary Allen Stone is a brilliant writer of psychological thrillers and murder mysteries. He writes with a keen eye for detail–the graphic violence is chillingly realistic. He delivers a taut, darkly introspective, cunning and well-executed plot by leaning towards the fallible side of his characters. He understands the criminal mind avoiding the stereotypes that dominate crime thrillers. There is a good balance of chemistry and conflict, good and evil that fans will find enthralling. His characters become embedded in our psyches and the pace of his unraveling of his thriller is a ride not easily forgotten. Cary Allen Stone is an important name to watch. This is one superb crime writer!”
––Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewervine Voice
My backstory is, I spent almost forty years inside the cockpits of corporate jets and airlines and because of it I acquired a unique perspective of life. I was fortunate in 1992 to fly Sir Ridley Scott on a location scout in the islands. We talked about writing and building an image inside the words. He was quite a mentor.
Before all of that, I graduated from high school with a JD, juvenile delinquent, and from college with a Bachelor of Arts. I was lucky to be involved in some feature films in LA and Indie films in Phoenix. I got to play the bad guy. I have done voice-over, radio commercials, and standup comedy magic. I represented the USA alongside nine other countries in the Night of Magic in Bogota, Colombia performing before dignitaries, ambassadors and their families.
For my “Stealing Atlanta,” I received the endorsements of Clive Cussler and Tim Dorsey. My first published work was a true crime story titled, “Through a Mother’s Eyes.” It was a case study of parents who murder their children. I had a friend who murdered her six-year-old son and I did a case study of the tragedy. Respected expert, Dr. Philip Resnik, said it was the best layman’s book on the matter of “filicide.” The book has a worldwide reach, and is intended to prevent another tragedy. Book Bub did a promotion on it and 14,976 books went out in a day.
I’m a proud member of the oldest women’s writers club in the country, the Phoenix Writer’s Club, begun by women reporters in the 1920s. I also know what the CocaCola recipe is.
His series The Jake Roberts Novels has been well received by Amazon Hall of Fame Top 10 Reviewers in crime fiction and psychological thrillers from whom he receives 5–Star reviews. Action adventure author Clive Cussler and South Florida author Tim Dorsey endorsed Stealing Atlanta, his cybercrime thriller. His first published work, Through a Mother’s Eyes a true crime story, was a case study of “filicide” the parental murder of children. His subject was a friend of his who murdered her six-year-old son. The research took four years to complete, which included time spent in the correctional facility where Julie was incarcerated. Through a Mother’s Eyes has a worldwide reach. Cary’s hopes are that the story will help to prevent future tragedies from happening and to date he has received several correspondences of success.
5–Stars “AFTER THE GOODE – A Jake Roberts Novel” By Charles Ashbacher, Hall of Fame, Top 500 Reviewervine voice
The complexity is tightly woven and intertwined, for friendships are formed that
are destined to be destroyed. Jake proves his courage when he goes unarmed into
the fortress home of one of the most powerful crime bosses in Phoenix, although
he is commended for succeeding where others had failed before him. There
is a tragic ending in the classical and best sense of the word in dramatic
stories, even though it is tragic, it is probably the best possible outcome
given the situation. The climactic scene seems obvious a few pages before it
happens and you find yourself knowing the likely outcome yet you wish that some
unusual event occurs to prevent it. This is a solid crime story; Jake Roberts
is a superb detective willing to do whatever it takes to solve a case, even if
he risks his life. Furthermore, his descriptions of the anguish and nightmares
that he continues to experience over having to shoot and kill someone resonate
in your mind.