Out of Focus by Susan Egner Price: $3.99 95,053 words Published December 30, 2012Fiction
Morgan Grey photographs a prowler at her home 24 hours after her airline pilot-husband’s death. Picking up the pieces of her life, she debuts her photographic talents and features the unusual eyes of the prowler, setting off unforeseen events that expose her husband’s double life. The illusion of a perfect life gives way to the reality of a gifted artist’s celebrity — a life no longer out of focus.
Dave Sears and Les Coggins, top research chemists, collaborate on a pharmaceutical project so secret that even lab notes are encrypted. After clinical trials, worldwide recognition and untold wealth await the patent holders. Dave and Les held the patents, but now they are dead. Revenge is the catalyst in a formula that breaks the laws of chemistry and society: (revenge) + (manipulation)(greed) = murder!
Corky Allen settled into a new life as a single parent and newspaper reporter. Covering a story about the proliferation of pornography in her rural town spurred Corky to question the choices women make, trading their souls for love and security. Her journalistic quest uncovers an abusive marriage, a religious cult entrapping women, even murder. Will finding and exposing the truth rest on Corky’s shoulders?