A maniac promises if the riddle embedded in the four 30 second sound bites is solved, they will find him. He calls himself Robin Hood because he will be collecting body parts from the rich and distributing to the poor. The first mistake is treating the messenger as a harmless hoax.

The year is 2021, and Dr. Max’s Nobel Prize w
inning innovations, truth serum and memory probe, are the main interrogation tools for a justice system which promotes the death sentence.
A kaleidoscope of issues burst on to the scene making logic and clear thinking a struggle:
Robin Hood appears able to kidnap and deliver with ease; what is the source of his knowledge?
During the prison transition there was a misuse of Dr. Max’s innovations; have innocent men been executed?

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A disgraced detective, Charlie Taylor, struggles with two different serial killers and a notorious Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this near future, 2021, science has removed all doubt about guilt or innocence, resulting in mass executions as prisons are decommissioned. Unfortunately the fallacies of science add chaos to Charlie’s life. Why is a sure thing never easy?
As the novel develops our detective is pressed into solving some of the anomalies of the new system. Have innocent men been executed?
Is the Nobel Prize winner (the creator of the new science and now an accused rapist) a candidate for the death sentence? If so, can he beat the system? His innovations, truth serum and memory probe, are the main interrogation tools for a justice system which promotes the death sentence as the most effective way to control those who won’t play by the rule.
 Number 1 in the Charlie Taylor series. Go to Amazon and type in my name or go direct:

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Charlie, the Chief and the Judge are each caught in their own romantic vortex, with Charlie in the most turmoil; was it just torrid sex with Emma or was it a more meaningful encounter?
The solution to Robin Hood appears to lie in the most unlikely sector: a mentally retarded young man and a young woman diagnosed as a disorganized schizophrenic.  What will a truth serum or mind scan reveal from these two sources? How can a skewed vision of reality help?

In the end Charlie has to demonstrate why he achieved his nickname: Crazy Charlie.

Number 2 in the series.  Go to Amazon and type in: Ivan Bering. Or, just go direct.
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A string of brutal home invasions terrorize the city. An Irish tune always accompanies the blood and chaos. There are no witnesses and no apparent motive; but, the families must be linked in some fashion. To isolate the killers, Charlie Taylor again lives up to his name: Crazy Charlie.

The bungalows are nothing more than slaughter houses, and the death of the young teenage girl haunts the homicide detective. Is this the reason he refuses to consider a child and family life? No matter: his refusal means the love of his life is prepared to walk

The tension escalates when his best friend, a Roman Catholic priest, is charged with murder and faces the death penalty. Although the entire Homicide Squad can’t believe he is a murder, the evidence is overwhelming. 
Number 3 in the series.

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A captured murderer claims the State has turned him into a serial killer. His claim: prolonged probing of his brain permanently altered his personality.
 For years the brain probe and a truth serum were the State’s interrogation tools; these scientific innovations won a Nobel Prize for Dr. Max Armstrong. Now the world-famous man is faced with a career-destroying controversy; his arrogant path to the top means there are many in the academic world ready to help the killer ruin Dr. Max Armstrong.]
Detective Charlie Taylor is mocked as he tries to unravel the mess. How can a homicide detective solve a science problem? He races to resolve the issue before a biased scientific team can publish their findings. Was Dr. Max sloppy and too fast, unwilling to conduct extensive testing before releasing his work?

An outlandish clue arrives from a pedophile, already waiting on death row. How accurate can a 25-year-old clue be? Charlie tries to use the evidence, but there are too many twists and turns.Was the country too fast in adopting the new science, blinded by the accolades of a Nobel Prize.

Number four in the Charlie Taylor series.

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