Amazing stories by attorney, investigator, arbitrator, mediator, David P. Warren. Exciting stories driven by compelling characters. The law, those who operate outside the law and those who operate in places most can’t go. People you can relate to and stories that will touch you, scare you, make you sad, excited and give you hope. You will stay up late and you will not want the story to be over…
Between Dreams and Nightmares
A character driven story of an affair, murder, blackmail, and an all-in search for big money that can’t be found.
On her fortieth birthday, Amanda Harmon sits in a small interview room, nervously awaiting the arrival of detectives. Amanda recently discovered that her husband Brian was cheating on her two years after begging forgiveness for his last affair. Depressed and angry, she planned to end her long-term marriage. After Amanda confronts Brian about the affair he is murdered, and so is the other woman. Detectives are looking at suspects in both killings and Amanda looks like she might have a pretty good motive.
Amanda’s close friend Barbara went to confront the other woman and found her lying on the floor in her living room. When she tried to assist the woman, Barbara was taken captive by the woman’s husband inside the house. And her captor has now gone missing as well.
Brian Harmon was an experienced lawyer who cut corners to make money. Ethics were never his priority and at the time of his death he faced upcoming hearings on client complaints to the California State Bar Association. He was an opportunist who pushed all limits, and in the weeks preceding his death, his representation of a judge brought him critical information and the opportunity to blackmail a U. S. Senator. After numerous threatening exchanges, the Senator arranged for payment of the money Brian demanded for his silence. The FBI were positioned and waiting for the perpetrator when he was planned to pick up the money at the drop-site, but in an ingenious manner, he managed to evade them. Brian was on the run from the FBI and an operative who moved around in the shadows. Now Brian has been killed, most of the money is missing, and Brian has taken the secret of its whereabouts to his grave.
Police detectives are working to determine who killed Brian and who killed Carmen Miller, who was having an affair with Brian, and it seems that they were not killed by the same person. Amanda and one of her two close friends, Barbara, are witnesses who can send two killers to prison, and the people being hunted for the death of Brian Harmon and his love interest know that Amanda and Barbara have seen what can never be revealed. They must make sure both Amanda and Barbara are unavailable to testify at trial.
How did Brian get the Senator to turn over two million dollars? How did he manage to move that money as FBI agents closed in on the drop sight? And where did the money go? The FBI and covert operatives are all looking for the missing money and some in pursuit are prepared to step out of bounds to get there.
Who can be trusted? Who can survive? Expect the unexpected and get ready for a wild ride.
David P. Warren
Dave is a 38-year lawyer who emphasized employment litigation for most of those years and represented many whistleblowers. He draws on his extensive experience to bring you The Whistleblower Onslaught, the story of an energy industry executive alleging he was fired for complaining of uncorrected conditions in coal mines, which resulted in disaster. The lawsuit that follows leads to the discovery of missing and altered government records, a corporate cover-up, blackmail and someone who will do anything to end the lawsuit---anything.
Dave lives on the central coast of California with his wife Nancy where he is constantly incubating new ideas, characters, and plots that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
He has written three page-turner novels: ‘The Whistleblower Onslaught’, ‘Altering Destiny’ and ‘Sealing Fate.’ You won’t be able to put them down…
Dave writes because he loves writing. He has a passion for storytelling and for characters with human frailties that face situations and obstacles beyond their control. His novels present characters you will feel you know, as you accompany them through fast-paced journeys with many unforeseen surprises.
Other Books by David P. Warren
A Secret to Die For
When two executives in the pharmaceutical industry step forward to complain the drug test results being published are not accurate, they don’t expect to be fired; and they don’t expect anyone to be stalked, beaten or killed. They have no idea what they will be up against for revealing a secret that will cost their employer billions of dollars.
Attorney Scott Winslow, and CIA Agent turned investigator, Lee Henry, of “The Whistleblower Onslaught,” are back with another extraordinary case.
“Personal Violation,” is a fictional account of a real world horror. A company CEO sexually harasses a female executive, and then rapes her on a business trip. The female executive, Sarah Willis, is profoundly affected, and faces the psychological impact of this violent attack in every aspect of her life. She must decide whether she will bring a case against the perpetrator. When she does, she is fired, allegedly for poor performance. Then comes claims that Sarah made up the rape to keep an affair secret from her husband.
“Personal Violation” is an enthralling story driven by believable and compelling characters. You won’t want to put it down!
On yet another busy day in Los Angeles, Mr. Abbott and Mr. Costello take the bank in broad daylight. After a brief negotiation, the hostages are released and the bank is cleared room by room.
No one remains inside - including the robbers - and a huge amount of money has gone missing without a trace.
LAPD detectives Stacey Gray and Jeff Butler begin an incredible journey to discover how the perpetrators and the money vanished in thin air, leaving no forensic evidence.
Who and where are they. And where is the money?
The Whistleblower Onslaught
When experienced employment attorney Scott Winslow takes on a whistleblower case for a fired energy company executive, actions are set in motion that will change lives forever. As he pursues the lawsuit, he discovers government records have been changed to hide corporate liability in the wake of a mine explosion. He then discovers that the records keeper was blackmailed by a covert entity hired to protect the company. And something else--there is someone out there who wants the case dismissed at all costs; enough to threaten, bribe and even kidnap Scott’s two young children.
The story of Lynn Kelly, whose dreams upon discovery of a million dollars in cash soon become nightmares, as she is relentlessly pursued for the money and something else—something she doesn’t even know that she has. When Lynn discovers what she has stumbled upon, she soon learns that there is no way back and nowhere to turn. Neither her unidentified pursuers, not the police, can allow her to publicly reveal what she has discovered. As Lynn attempts to run, people around her are used as pawns in a game with no limits. Lynn’s pursuers will stop at nothing to recover the money and the object.
Successful attorney and newly elected California Congressman Brian Madsen has a ten year marriage to his beautiful wife and seems to have it all and has done everything right—until now. At his inaugural celebration, a congratulatory kiss from a campaign staffer becomes passionate lovemaking in an upstairs bathroom. The guilt he is awaiting never finds him—but obsession does. Brian becomes involved in an embroiling affair and his fate is sealed. A fate that will lead to blackmail, murder and mortal danger to anyone Brian turns to for assistance, until there is nowhere left to turn.
Adam Mason is a partner in the new law firm of Broderick and Mason. He is a smart guy who runs a real estate, stock, and investment practice. He manages portfolios and investing for many well-off clients. People rely on Adam’s expertise and they find him trustworthy; they shouldn’t. Adam has an addiction to gambling. After Adam burns through savings he and his wife, Christine, have worked hard to save, he starts on client money. His theft is about to come to light when a stranger appears with large sums of money to invest and large commissions for Adam. Adam knows that he should find out where this money is coming from, but he has to have this client’s money to keep himself out of jail.