Behind the Mask

The hunt for a dirty politician

Published April 22, 2022


When retired FBI agent Jason Tanner returns to the marina where he lives on his boat, he finds the destruction and chaos caused by a reckless young captain. He now must find temporary housing and employment in order to pay for repairs.

Invited to a fundraiser by a former colleague, she introduces him to David Norris, her brother-in-law and an aspiring politician whose career will soon take a turn for the worse. A few days later, the police arrest popular county commissioner Norris for murdering a young financial analyst.

“Jason, you’ve got to help us!”

The defense lawyer sways Tanner to oversee the investigation. Soon after, they learn the victim’s planned divorce didn’t go well, so their attention turns toward a husband once arrested for domestic violence.

But recovered emails reveal the victim secretly contacted the county inspector general to report fraud when an obscure corporation got preferential treatment. Did she find something she shouldn’t have? Is this the reason she had to be eliminated? Or is the ex-husband still the leading suspect?

It’s up to Jason Tanner to find out the truth at great personal risk.