Paul Dale Anderson

Author of Winds series of supernatural suspense and Instruments of Death series of thrillers

Works

The Girl Who Lived" Megan's Story
Megan Williams returns to Twin Rivers after five years in a mental hospital to take final revenge on the men who raped and mutilated her. But the tiny Illinois town has grown into a bustling Chicago suburb near the end of the Metra line, and Megan isnít the only serial killer now leaving dead bodies littering the streets. Can Megan keep her sister safe and still exact her revenge? Or will Meganís actions make Susan, Tim, and Elsie targets? The Girl Who Lived, the sequel to Spilled Milk, is a fast-paced psychological thriller unlike anything you've read before. Not for the faint-hearted or squeamish, this is the story of what happens when a girl who was brutalized and left for dead gets a second chance at life.

Running Out of Time
John Morgan is a hired assassin. John, 42, is employed by Sam Adams, a retired military and CIA operative who now owns a private security firm in Franklin Park, Illinois. When John is targeted for assassination in a parking garage at OíHare Airport, he has no time to think. He responds automatically, twenty years of intense training activating muscle memory, and he takes weapons away from the twelve assassins and kills them all in a life-and-death shoot-out. John survives despite overwhelming odds, a debilitating shoulder wound, and surveillance by persons unknown who hacked into the Chicago Police Departmentís security camera network. While John is recuperating from shoulder surgery at the companyís private clinic, two additional teams of assassins destroy Sam Adamsí company headquarters in an old factory building a block away from the clinic and then attack the clinic. Sam and 43 other company employees were in the building when it exploded. Despite being weak from loss of blood and woozy from the effects of morphine, John and another assassin, code-named Jimmy Carter, travel across country in a desperate attempt to thwart a conspiracy that could destroy the world.

Pinking Shears
Pinking Shears is the novel everyone has been waiting to read. Not only does Pinking Shears link Paul Dale Andersonís classic Claw Hammer with the more recent Pickaxe, it introduces readers to rookie detectives Troy Nolan, Bill Bowers, Rich Pearson, and Betty Brooks. Homicide Lieutenant Carl Erickson and Deputy Coroner Dr. Marsha Wade are working the case in this exciting addition to the Instruments of Death series of police procedurals. Brooks goes undercover as a streetwalking prostitute to find a vicious serial killer, Nolan looks for a missing boy, and Carl becomes jealous when a handsome new doctor dates Marsha. Can a cop do his duty and have a personal life, too? How important is family and what constitutes a normal family in this day and age of shifting gender roles, rampant divorce rates, and neglected children?

Axes to Grind
Axes to Grind is a supernatural thriller and police procedural set in a rural area of Wisconsin. Merritt County is a fictional place in the northern part of the state near Lake Superior.

When Sandra Beech inherits nine hundred acres of woodland and a house from her motherís great-aunt Susan, Sandy travels from Chicago to northern Wisconsin to put the place up for sale. The isolated old house has neither electricity nor indoor plumbing, the entire area is out of reach of any cell tower, and iron deposits in the soil interfere with radio communications. As a child, Sandy had thought great-aunt Susan looked and acted like a witch, and Sandy learns Susan and Sandy are descendants of a long line of witches dating back more than six thousand years. Susanís spirit returns to teach Sandy magic so Sandy can use magic to save the world from the diabolical plans of a reincarnated Heinrich Himmler to unleash Asmodeus and a hoard of demons on an unsuspecting modern world. Merritt County Sheriffís Chief Deputy Dan Edmonds doesnít believe Sandy when she tells Dan about Himmler, Asmodeus and the demons. But gruesome murders convince Dan something unusual is happening and Sandy Beech may be the cause. Either Sandy is insane and the murderer herself, or Sandy is an accomplice who is hiding the murderer in her house. Will Dan discover the truth before Sandy becomes Himmlerís next victim?

Meat Cleaver
Riverdale homicide lieutenant Andy Sinnott and Connie Kelly, head of the police departmentís Missing Personís Bureau, investigate the disappearance of more than twenty young women over a four-year period. Every other month, as regular as clockwork, another overweight woman between the ages of twenty and thirty is reported missing. Andy and Connie think they have time before the next disappearance to try to stop the rash of break-ins and homicides occurring in wealthy neighborhoods, but they are tragically wrong. The man who abducts women from the streets and shopping malls of Riverdale has plans for Connie Kelly and Lorraine Evangelista. Can Andy solve the mystery and catch multiple murderers before the love of his life meets a fate worse than death?

Instruments of Death series of crime suspense and psychological thrillers
Claw Hammer, Daddy's Home, Pickaxe, Icepick, Meat Cleaver, Pinking Shears, Axes to Grind

Abandoned Book I in Winds series

Light Book IV of Winds series

Winds - A novel of Supernatural suspense

Winds
Ellen Groves was one of eight Guardians of the Watchtowers of the Winds, four males and four females, who balance the flow of energy between worlds and keep the universe in balance. With Ellen gone, the universe is now badly out of balance. Each of the Watchtowers, vortexes of energy that control ley lines flowing from sacred sites around the world, are being attacked by someone who understands the principles of alchemy and magic and seeks ultimate power. The sacred circle in the center of the old-growth forest on Ellenís property is the only vortex with enough power left to balance polarity, but to restore that balance at least two male and two female Guardians must allow their spirits to fuse inside the sacred circle.

Sheila Ryan awakens from a coma to discover she remembers past lives. Sheila and Tom Groves, Ellenís son, have been inextricably linked together through time, and now they must rekindle their passion and recall a love that transcends time and space if they hope to save the universe from an ancient evil who has never known the meaning of love.


Light
Bill Ramsey feels no different than before. He can see and hear and smell, but he canít feel anything and he canít move a muscle. Ramsey was sent on a secret mission to infiltrate a terrorist training camp in Pakistan, but he realizes he was killed before he completed his mission. There were signs, of course, that he was dead, but Bill didnít want to acknowledge any of them. He saw the light at the end of the tunnel not as something friendly but as something fearful. He avoids going into the light each time he sees it, and he does see it again and again beckoning to him but he refuses to go anywhere near it until he completes his mission. When the spirit of Bodhisattva Vajrapani confirms Ramsey is dead and urges Ramsey to go into the light, Ramsey begs the former Army Ranger to help him complete his mission here on earth. Vajrapani teaches Ramsey how to transfer his consciousness into another body. Ramsey is able to enter the body of Randy Edwards because Edwardsí spirit left the body vulnerable to possession during the ecstasy of orgasm. Both minds and spirits now co-inhabit the same body. Ramsey-Edwards convinces Debra Johnson, an Army Intelligence Analyst at INSCOM, that the threat is real. Can reincarnated wounded warriors stop an evil entity from controlling the world or will evil reign supreme?


Abandoned
Chaos ensues when terrorists take out the Worldwide electrical and communications grids. Two wounded warriors, two Buddhist monks, two AWOL Army Warrant Officers, an electrical engineer, and an FBI agent face annihilation from overwhelming odds and supernatural forces. In a valiant attempt to save themselves and the world, they must face their deepest fears. Has God turned his face from humanity in their gravest hour or chosen a side?

Darkness
Biegolmai Davvii, a Saami shaman and one of the eight Guardians of the Four Winds, sends the Lone Ranger, a former US Army Ranger, and Jon Fish, a Marine Drill Instructor, to Machu Picchu to find the evil sorcerer who sacrifices women to acquire the power to control the sun. Jon is the reincarnation of the bodhisattva Akashagarbha, and he has the power to cross time and space. The Ranger is the reincarnation of the bodhisattva Vajrapani and he has the power to control winds and rain, thunder and lightning

Selected Works

Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Megan Williams returns to Twin Rivers after five years in a mental hospital to take final revenge on the men who raped and mutilated her. But the tiny Illinois town has grown into a bustling Chicago suburb near the end of the Metra line, and Megan isnít the only serial killer now leaving dead bodies littering the streets. Can Megan keep her sister safe and still exact her revenge? Or will Meganís actions make Susan, Tim, and Elsie targets? The Girl Who Lived, the sequel to Spilled Milk, is a fast-paced psychological thriller unlike anything you've read before. Not for the faint-hearted or squeamish, this is the story of what happens when a girl who was brutalized and left for dead gets a second chance at life.
Fiction, Military Thriller, Suspense
John Morgan is a hired assassin. John, 42, is employed by Sam Adams, a retired military and CIA operative who now owns a private security firm in Franklin Park, Illinois. When John is targeted for assassination in a parking garage at OíHare Airport, he has no time to think. He responds automatically, twenty years of intense training activating muscle memory, and he takes weapons away from the twelve assassins and kills them all in a life-and-death shoot-out. John survives despite overwhelming odds, a debilitating shoulder wound, and surveillance by persons unknown who hacked into the Chicago Police Departmentís security camera network. While John is recuperating from shoulder surgery at the companyís private clinic, two additional teams of assassins destroy Sam Adamsí company headquarters in an old factory building a block away from the clinic and then attack the clinic. Sam and 43 other company employees were in the building when it exploded. Despite being weak from loss of blood and woozy from the effects of morphine, John and another assassin, code-named Jimmy Carter, travel across country in a desperate attempt to thwart a conspiracy that could destroy the world.
Fiction, Police Procedureal, Suspense
Pinking Shears from Crossroad Press
Meat Cleaver from Crossroad Press
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Fiction
Digital editions available from Gordian Knot Mysteries and Crossroad Press
Dark Fantasy novel
Dark Fantasy novel
Chaos ensues when terrorists take out the Worldwide electrical and communications grids.
An evil entity has hidden the sun, and the world becomes a dark and dreadful place.

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