The Saga Continues...

Novels

RJP’s novels include the first three books belonging to the thrilling Humanities Saga, all of which are also in the Jolene Hartley series. The first novel, On the Ladder of Humanity, was published in 2012, with On the Edge of Greed following shortly after that. The most recent novel in the saga, On the Road Through Chaos, was released in mid-2014. The fourth and final novel in the Humanities Saga is set to be released in 2015.

On the Ladder of Humanity

On the Ladder of Humanity

A Jolene Hartley Novel

Humanities Saga, Book 1

A people’s politician. A housewife. An ex-gangbanger on the righteous path. And they’ve all been killed.

When Benjamin Ochoa is murdered at an overpass bus stop above Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway, homicide detective Jolene Hartley finds herself trudging through two past cold cases, revealing more about them than her current investigation.

The perplexing circumstances lead Hartley into the deaths of each victim as she tries to find a common thread between each and thus shine some much needed light on her jumbled investigation.

Hartley, a stunningly beautiful, extremely focused officer, wades into Chicago on a hunt for a murderer that has resurfaced after five long years. An old fling and a jealous partner lend a hand throughout the investigation, churning up clues and tensions as Hartley tries to focus on her goal: Find her common thread before her killer does.

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On the Edge of Greed

On the Edge of Greed

A Jolene Hartley Novel

Humanities Saga, Book 2

It was a story that should have been left alone. Unfortunately for journalist Bartholomew Reed, the story will be his last.

After the bullet-laden body of Reed is found in an upscale Chicago neighborhood, homicide detective Jolene Hartley is set as lead investigator in a case that will prove to push her to the limit, personally and professionally. Amidst the evidence that swirls just beyond her reach, the name of her estranged brother appears in the dead journalist’s appointment book, forcing Hartley to face the man she calls family, something she has not had to do in years.

Hartley and her new partner, Jacoby Ratliff, a homicide rookie, brush through the journalistic and financial web surrounding Reed’s demise, coming ever closer to the truth behind a cold-blooded murderer and an embezzling scheme that goes deeper than the greed of a few.

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On the Road Through Chaos

On the Road Through Chaos

A Jolene Hartley Novel

Humanities Saga, Book 3

The past. It haunts James Graiser. It confounds Jolene Hartley. And it’s about to catch up to Korhan Karaca.

After months of exile in the Caribbean with no contact to those from his recent past, James Graiser finds himself back in Chicago, chasing down answers he may not be ready for.

Homicide detectives Jolene Hartley and Jacoby Ratliff enter into a chaotic mess centered around Korhan Karaca, a small time criminal and addict with ties to the Graiser Empire.

The new-found connection between Korhan and James ignites an anger within Jolene and forces her to put her one-time friend in the crosshairs of her investigation.

Yet, she is not the only one looking for him.

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