Captain Cooker [Kindle Edition]
Life is not easy for Cooke, a prison gladiator freed after years of incarceration when new DNA evidence proved his innocence, trying to make his way in civilized society.
He knows the ghost of his girlfriend, the one he was wrongfully convicted of murdering, is not real, but cannot make her go away. His settlement for wrongful incarceration is dwindling. His notorious past is making him a target of vigilantes who believe he may be involved in the disappearance of some teenage girls, and one of the men who originally put Cooke behind bars has followed him out to California, hoping to put him back in a cage.
He takes what appears to be a ‘charity job’ from one of the lawyers who freed him, escorting a young pretty lawyer named Valerie Murphy as she interviews witnesses for a new client. The job takes them out to the desert where Valerie and her son are abducted.
The whole thing seems senseless to Cooke, but figuring out things was never his strength, he is pretty talented at inflicting damage, so he goes with his strengths to try to save himself and the lawyer he has grown more than fond of.
“Captain Cooker is crime fiction at it’s best. Cooke is a top-notch character with a first rate voice.” — J.A. Kazimer, author of Dope Sick: A Love Story
Captain Cooker is Todd Morr’s first novel.