Karl Bort retired from the Cleveland Police Department in 1994 after 27 years of service, then obtained his Licensed Practical Nursing License. He continued working another 15 years in nursing with the last five years as a night-shift Psych Nurse at the Cleveland Clinic. He is the Past President of The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association. Thekla Madsen is a corporate business analyst, technical and marketing writer based in western Wisconsin.
The pair has started on their next novel. “It has cops, nurses, lawyers, and killers entwined in a compelling story of intrigue,” Bort says. “It will be up to the reader to determine who the ‘good guys’ are.”
Bad JuJu in Cleveland (Police Procedural/Thriller)
Drugs….murder….voodoo! Four men are found brutally slain in an abandoned house on Cleveland’s east side, one with ties to City Hall and all marked with a mysterious symbol. When Detective Nicholas Silvano is called to the case, he finds this drug-deal-gone-wrong is anything but ordinary and the search for an elusive killer is on. With FBI Agent James Reis creating roadblocks at every turn, Silvano teams up with DEA Agent Charley Goetz on a manhunt that takes them from Cleveland to the shady side of Florida, where anything can be had for a price. The stakes become higher when the killer makes it personal, forcing Nick to face feelings he’d been denying for so long.