Best Selling Books by Don Collins

Don Collins is the author of Traces of Forgotten Places (2008), Self-Preservation (2016), Justifiable Homicide (2016) and Cookbook of the Year (1996).

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Traces of Forgotten Places

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Traces of Forgotten Places
Presents a collection of seventy works of art that the author created for the Miller Blueprint calendars. This book features recordings of buildings from farmhouses to industrial plants, from shanties to mansions in Texas county.

Self-Preservation

release date: Aug 23, 2016
Self-Preservation
This story takes place in Surfers Paradise during the 1999 property downturn. As a consequence, the finances of a young property developer, David Hudson, are placed in jeopardy. In a desperate bid to prevent his going bankrupt, he willingly accepts the help of Geoff Simons, a brilliant but shady accountant. David Hudson, desperate to maintain his luxury lifestyle, is forced to resort to lies and fraudulent practices. To achieve his goals, he wantonly uses women and heartlessly casts them aside. Meanwhile, Richard Mathews is overseas on business. A good friend, Maureen Blake, who is employed as his personal assistant and a senior woman executive, is left in charge of his construction company. Unsuspectingly, while opening the company mail, she reads an incriminating anonymous letter. The slanderous contents of the letter claim Karen Mathews, her employers wife, is having an affair with a property developer named David Hudson. Convinced the letter was sent by a troublemaker, she decides, prior to Richards return from overseas, that she needs to disprove the allegation against his wife. To achieve this goal on his behalf, she hires the services of Noel Wilson, an experienced private investigator. During their quest to prove Karens innocence, Maureen Blake and Noel Wilson become romantically involved. While following up various leads, Noel and Maureen uncover some disturbing information about David Hudson. Unintentionally, their revelations bring grief and misfortune to several of Maureens close associates. At all costs no matter who suffers, even if it constitutes committing the ultimate crime, murder? David Hudsons one obsession is self-preservation. Exposed by a series of contrived anonymous letters, David Hudson devises a plan to have Noel Wilson killed. Convinced David Hudson is to blame for other tragedies, including the attempt on Noels life, Maureen and her enraged group of friends unite against him, vowing to stop at nothing until David Hudson is punished and justice is served.

Justifiable Homicide

release date: Aug 25, 2016
Justifiable Homicide
Brad Morris, an ex-army officer, met his future wife, Rachel Duncan, at an Australian army specialist training faculty. Both held black belts in karate and were experts in weaponry and marksmanship. They soon became friends, started dating, and fell in love. Rachel, finding army life too restricting, left the army and joined the Australian Federal Police force. Brad, to be closer to Rachel, resigned from the army and joined the AFP. Two months after his AFP appointment, they were married. The next year, Rachel gave birth to a daughter, whom they named Mia. Due to medical reasons, Rachel was denied any future children, and their consolidated family of three was bonded on togetherness and love. When Mia was three years old, they hired a permanent babysitter, and Rachel went back to work as a specialist trainer with the AFP. Brad Morris, as a specialist agent of the AFP, was sent to overseas countries for several monthly training sessions to study new law enforcement techniques. Included in one his previous overseas assignments was being an undercover agent for the British police in Hong Kong. Following that assignment, he had further training at Scotland Yard in London. Because of his achievements, he was sent on a specialized training course to study at the American FBI headquarters in Washington DC. For the three months duration of the Washington training course, he was granted a special request that allowed him to be accompanied by his wife, Rachel, and daughter, Mia. Due to his previous experience with the Hong Kong underworld, the FBI signed him on as one of their undercover agents in Hong Kong, after approval from the head of AFP, to take part in a secret mission investigating the suspicious deaths of American tourists that occurred in British-controlled Hong Kong. The FBI considered that Brad, with his prior knowledge of the two most prominent crime lords operating in Hong Kong, namely Jimmy Lee and Sammy Lui, would be valuable. Both these gang lords were cunning, ruthless, and capable adversaries who would wantonly kill to control their own individual criminal kingdoms. His mission was to take place in March 1997, a few months prior to the British handing back the colony of Hong Kong to the Republic of China. Due to the limited amount of time remaining before the Chinese took over the control of the colony, the British administration and police force, prior to the hand over date, had purposely cut back their law enforcement activities. With the lack of total police involvement, this situation left the criminal element unlimited opportunities to commit major crimes. Terry Long, the head of Hong Kongs MI5 division, was virtually playing a lone hand in controlling the spiraling crime wave. To initiate their involvement, the FBI had set up undercover headquarters at an export import company in Hong Kong. Brad would join three other FBI agents, Nancy Ho, Bobby Reed, and Tony Pallino, at the export import company, operating under the leadership of a senior FBI agent named Bill Johns together with two Republic of China agents, Chen Zhang and Delun Huang, who both agreed, by whatever means it took, to ensure that all Hong Kong criminal elements were either behind bars or nonfunctional when the handover to the Republic of China was official. Each day, in their quest to bring the ruthless crime lords to justice, Brads family and his fellow agents lives were constantly under threat. This story takes you on the Morris familys journey from Hong Kong in 1997 up to the present time.

Cookbook of the Year

release date: Nov 01, 1996
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