Raymond Hegsted was Born in Juneau, Alaska and raised by a truck driving Dad. Joined the Army on voluntary draft and served with 4th infantry Regimental Intelligence and Reconnaissance reaching the rank of corporal.
He spent time living and working in Italy where he also got the chance to travel to many other European countries. After returning to America he helped develop a computerized scheduling system for the Oklahoma Scheduling Department.
After ten years of marriage ended in divorce he was sent to Ohio to head up corporate scheduling. Here he married second wife, Dr. Glena Louise Hegstad (A Montessori teacher). He then took early retirement, started and managed 5 different Montessori Daycare Schools (three of them in Flagstaff, Arizona under the name of The GlenMar Corporation).
Raymond wrote his first book at the age of sixty-one. His wife got her Doctorate in education and he wrote books. He love writing! One of the reasons he decided to write was “I got tired of seeing ever one else on TV; I was vicariously living their life and not my own. Everyone had a story…share yours.” He and his wife and have enjoyed many years with their four+one children…one child adopted them. They have been happily married for many years.
Dr. Riva Parker Grey, Md and Chief of Police Salem Grey go to Las Vegas where Riva is to be the Keynote Speaker at a forensic conference. They meet old friends, but quickly get drawn into a strange series of murders.
As the bodies begin piling up the twists and turns fueled by lies, deceit and unruly children make the investigators feel as though they keep making unneeded or wrong turns in a giant maze.
When mass graves are discovered in a glacier and also in the south-west desert of California, Salem Grey is called in to track down the killer or killers.
One of the victims is a woman whom Salem had once dated. Back at home trouble ignite when jewel hunters arrive in Littleton, Washington. Salem’s half brother and his new bride become deeply involved. Faithful dogs, Otto, Fritz and Sarg stand ever ready to protect their friends.
At first, the meeting with Gordon Brown had gone okay; not great, but as well as Doctor Cecily Windgate had expected it would be. After his last stint in prison, ‘Gordy’ wasn’t the enthusiastic lover he once was. When it was early in the morning, they left the motel and Cecily took him to her penthouse. She had hoped being at her home would relax the x-convict, it didn’t.
The pool was not large, but it overlooked the city. The ornamented city lit up the entire panorama while the edge of the pool looked as if it were a waterfall whose stream would nourish the desert city below. Gordon rested his arms on the edge of the pool and allowed the tepid water to soothe his weary body. “So, Doc, what’s this job you got for me; I hope it’s not one of those casino security things. Nope; no siree, I just don’t take well to those stuffed shirts and bow ties…not my style.”
She wanted to respond by asking him if ‘prison grey’ was more his style, but she refrained. Cecily looked at him, he had really changed, no longer was he the devil may care guy she knew; for the first time since she met Gordon Brown, she was a bit frightened of him. “I’ve got a patient who is terminally ill, Gordy, she wants to commit suicide, but she is too scared to do it.”