“Kimono Suicide” Mystery Novel

Was it murder or suicide?

Finding the dead stranger in her traditional Japanese garden, Dr. June Kato knows nothing can be done to save her. Clad in a traditional kimono, a dagger hanging from the young woman’s belly, there has been an obvious act of ritual seppuku.
June shoos flies off the woman’s face and feels for a pulse anyway. With nothing else to do, she dials those three little numbers nobody ever wants to call: the LA Police Department. Even though she firmly believes the woman committed suicide, the police have other ideas, that a brutal murder has been committed in June’s garden. When the prominent neurosurgeon becomes the lead suspect, it would be the beginning of a nightmare that would leave her comfortable life in broken pieces.




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As Doctor Melanie Kato settles into her practice as a thoracic and vascular surgeon on her home island of Maui, her life is full and robust.
Except for one thing: love and romance with a good man.

Dating on an island is more difficult than navigating a minefield, and Melanie has first-hand experience at both. At the insistence of her best friend, she throws her hat into the dating ring one last time. As soon as she does, she finds she’d rather tiptoe between mines than men. When they begin to come and go a little too easily, Melanie finds respite and dating advice in one of her best friends. Before long, that advice takes on a whole new meaning when it becomes motherly. And since her mother’s passing a decade before, she is sure to listen to every word.

With the help of her best friends, and maybe some other-worldly kismet, can Melanie find the right man for her?

“Ratio” Crime Thriller Novel

Conspiracy and corruption at the highest level!


When an old acquaintance calls in a favor, Leopold Blake finds himself unable to refuse – despite his best efforts. A major political conference is hitting Seattle, and presidential hopeful Jack Melendez is fresh out of bodyguards – a problem that Leopold is in a unique position to remedy.

For June Kato, acclaimed neurosurgeon and martial arts expert, a weekend in Seattle was supposed to be the perfect getaway – an opportunity to connect with her new lover on a deeper level and finally enjoy some alone time. But fate, it seems, has other plans.

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“Broken Protocol” Suspense Novel

International assassins or rogue agents?

–Broken Protocol–

When a political crisis looms across America during a presidential election, the military and the Secret Service have no one else to turn to except neurosurgeon June Kato. She has devised a surgical technique to reach deep within the brain, gaining her international accolade. At a low point in her own life, June succumbs to Presidential pressure to perform the most important surgery of her career. It isn’t until the last minute that she discovers how much faith she really must have in her skill as a doctor, while hiding from assassins’ bullets and bombs. Will impossible circumstances dictate the future of the nation, or can wits and nerves of steel win the day?


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“Orchids and Ice” Thriller Novel

–Orchids and Ice–

Convinced by her family and friends she needs some time away, prominent LA neurosurgeon June Kato goes on vacation to Hawaii. After a red-eye flight to paradise, she has a week for meditation, long runs, and to catch up on sleep in a secluded inn deep in mountainous rain forests. A maitai or just a simple glass of wine would complete the deal.
But it isn’t to be.
Trouble starts when she witnesses a brutal murder and goes to the police to give a witness statement. In a snap, she finds herself caught in a thick soup of automatic weapons, corruption, drugs, and conflicting tales. Trapped on the island, her vacation unravels and an adventure begins when she is forced to look for the murderer of a meth drug lord she almost spent the night with. Running from one explosive scene to the next, June endures her biggest fight yet to get home again.


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“Deadly Contact” Suspense Novel

A greedy administrator.
Post-operative brain infections.
A hospital in trouble.

–Deadly Contact–

Neurosurgeon June Kato is asked to trace the source of deadly brain infections at a busy urban hospital. What she finds is more than just a spike in surgical infections, but an elaborate medical conspiracy to bring the hospital to its knees. The deeper she digs, the more she doesn’t like what she finds. June brings old police friends in to help find the vengeful culprit responsible for the infections, while facing an old nemesis and tabloid news coverage. To get to the root of the growing epidemic, June must sweep aside all distractions and wrestle with people who could break her career in pieces.
But will she even have a life to live once she faces the person responsible for all the trouble?


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“Yakuza Lover” Thriller Novel

This crime ring won’t fit on one finger!

–Yakuza Lover–

Young women are being hauled to Los Angeles and forced into sex trade. When they start dying, not one by one but in groups, local police departments set up a task force to put an end to it. The sting operation needs one person who can fit the bill, someone beautiful enough to pull off the image of being a high class call girl, and clever enough to out-wit organized crime gangsters.
Against her better judgment and with justice on her mind, June Kato enters the dark world of the yakuza, Japanese organized crime. Masquerading as a high class call girl, she only wants to bring an end to LA’s newest human trafficking crime ring. She gets in too deep, and when the police abandon her, she needs to climb, crawl, and fight her way back to reality before time runs out.
But can she survive the tatters of her life when the explosive conclusion finally comes?


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“Stalking Silk” Suspense Novel

Who will win this contest of wills?

–Stalking Silk–

Over-worked surgeon June Kato is at the limit of her patience, even on the best of days. When odd text messages turn into phone calls, which eventually become anonymous gifts, she has an idea of who they might be from. Talking to an old police friend brings no comfort, and even a private investigator isn’t much help. Taking matters in her own hands, she goes on the defensive when the serial stalker follows her every move, at home, at work, everywhere. With no help from the authorities, she does her best to learn the stalker’s identity, making one wrong guess after another. By the time she uncovers the true identity of her stalker, she is tied to a chair in the dark of night, waiting for the inevitable.
Can she outwit him and get free? Or will guts and brawn rule the day?


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