Ray Ellis 
Urban Fiction Unleashed
One man…One city…One chance to save them both.

When Nate Richards, a newly appointed homicide investigator, finds himself assigned to investigate the violent death of a young gang member, he thinks it may be his lucky break; perhaps this would be his one big chance to prove himself to the investigative team. But when the death is linked to the mayor’s office and a new street gang known as Abyss, Nate soon realizes he has been thrust in the midst of a struggle of racism, drugs, and the possibility of police involvement.

      Overnight his new life is shattered, and Nate finds himself caught between an evil gang lord and political pressure to make it all just go away. Drugs, vice, and the lust for power all converge on Detective Nate Richards and threaten to draw him into a darkness that will consume him and destroy his fledgling faith. Nate has to solve the murder and discover the identity of the mysterious leader of the new street gang all before his girlfriend, who turns up missing, is destroyed by the evil unleashed on the streets. 
     Can Nate hold up against the pressure put on him by his command and stop the swelling tide of fear threatening to take over the city and will he find his girlfriend alive? The fate of a city and one man’s faith hangs in the balance.
                  A Nate Richards Novel

Book One
Book Two

D.R.T.: Dead Right There
Book Two

Registered sex offenders in the valley have started showing up dead, killed with apparent violence and forethought; and Detective Nate Richards finds himself pitted against a psychotic killer set on ridding the valley of the unclean.
When Chrystal Johansson, the only female on the killer’s list, barely escapes the attempt on her life, Richards takes her into protective custody. Driven by a voice he calls God and a group of men he calls the Uncles, the killer sets a deadline of two weeks to complete the valley’s cleansing.
Around him, the community divides about the actions of the vigilante. Some hail the killer as a modern day knight, only doing what they wish they could; while others curse him as being part of the sickness he claims to fight.
In the midst of the chaos, Nate finds his faith tested when he discovers a sympathetic link in his own heart for the killer’s ideas, if not his actions. Will he find the strength to keep his own path from falling into darkness and bring the killer in, or will he succumb to the powerful sway of street justice?
With the deadline quickly approaching, and the city threatening to tear itself apart, will the killer fulfill his calling or will Nate stop the killings before another victim turns up D.R.T.