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Author Dr. Randy Overbeck

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The first terrorist to be executed in the United States. A terrorist cell smuggled in to free their “brother.” A resourceful high school teacher and her volunteer. In a small, Midwest rust-belt town, these characters collide in an unsettling, frighteningly believable story of danger, human tragedy and redemption.


With the tales of the ISIS terrorist group and far too common shootings in schools across the country, this novel—though released several years ago—could not be more timely. And its
tale of one determined teacher and her friend protecting their students could not be more timeless. Critics and readers agree Leave No Child Behind is “a page-turning suspense thriller that will leave you wanting more!” 


Wilshire, Maryland. A quaint shore town on the Chesapeake, promises Darrell Henshaw a new start in life and a second chance at love. That is, until he learns the town hides an ugly secret. A thirty-year-old murder in the high school. And a frightening ghost stalking his new office.

Burned by an earlier encounter with the spirit world, Darrell does not want to get involved, but when the desperate ghost hounds him, he concedes. Assisted by his new love, he follows a trail that leads to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even the Ku Klux Klan. Then, when two locals who try to help are murdered, Darrell is forced to decide if he is willing to risk his life - and the life of the woman he loves - to expose the killers of a young man he never knew.

Blood on the Chesapeake is an incredible suspense thriller that forces the reader to recognize the ignorance and evils of a history that seems not so long ago. This murder mystery is skillfully written to present a cold case that should never have been forgotten.


No matter how far you run, you can never really escape a haunted past. Darrell Henshaw-teacher, coach, and paranormal sensitive-learned this lesson the hard way. Now, with his job gone and few options, he heads for Cape May to coach a summer football camp.


The resort town, with gorgeous beaches, rich history and famous Victorian mansions, might just be the getaway he needs. Only, no one told him Cape May is the most haunted seaport on the East Coast. When a resident ghost, the Haunted Bride, stalks Darrell, begging for his help, he can't refuse, and joins forces with Cassie, another sensitive.


As Darrell and the street-wise teen investigate the bride's death, they uncover something far more sinister than a murder. Can Darrell and Cassie expose those behind the crimes before they end up becoming the next victims?