About the Author:
As attacks against the infrastructure increase, Patrick, a brilliant innovator with an eye for
fine old things and beautiful women, must outwit the law and navigate a nether world of
conniving colleagues, land speculators, newsmongers, venal politicians, bored bureaucrats
and greedy contractors. A daunting prospect, considering his sworn mission to safeguard
MacKenna enlists the help of Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Reiner and tough, sexy
FBI Agent Bobbi Romano to scour St. Louis’s underbelly and chase through Mexico and the
Mississippi valley to run down the perpetrators and crack the case. He is aided by Meg
Stewart, the developer’s project manager, who must overcome her troubled past to
help solve the mystery and win his heart. When Patrick suspects that the plot’s masterminds
are people he once trusted, he learns the greatest threat to the built infrastructure is not
nature, but man himself.
complex tale of murder, eco-terrorism, love, lust and betrayal. Set in St.
Louis at the confluence of the great Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the
novel dredges up fascinating facts about the rivers' pivotal roles in
Midwestern Americana— wetlands law, floods, barge traffic, levees,
locks, pumping stations, agricultural commodities trading, corn futures,
and how they all interrelate. —Rick Skwiot, author of Key West Story
Design is a tightly plotted and told urban mystery featuring plenty of
action and twists and turns. Who knew living in St. Louis was such an
adventure?—John Lutz, Edgar- and Shamus-Award-winning Author of Serial.