THE CHARLIE DRAPER THRILLER SERIES BY DAVE FOLSOM
Finding Jennifer - Book one of the Charlie Draper Thriller Series finds Charlie Draper taking the job of finding the missing girl as favor. He approached it convinced that the hot desert sun had likely eliminated another unprepared hiker rather than as a part of the Border Wars. It didn’t take long to realize his error. Then it became complicated. In less than a day he discovers that drug cartel members shot her and threw her into a volcano vent. The resulting trail leads into Mexico where his actions bring on the wrath of the cartels. The bodies start to pile up with a vengeance as he and his helicopter-flying Apache friend attempt to rescue the young women and prevent the revenge determined drug alliance from killing them all.
Sonoran Justice - Book two of the Charlie Draper Series starts with the assassination of an Arizona rancher, for no reason. His death though embroils Charlie Draper in the U.S. southern border wars. His client is beaten near to death and when a hired killer guns down his friend, it becomes personal. Draper and his helicopter-flying Apache compadre travel into Mexico to find local help and discover surprising support for their battle with the cartels from an unexpected source.
Big Sky Dead - Book Three of the Charlie Draper Series finds Charlie embroiled in a case that seems like a simple assignment. Check on a missing DEA agent. He does not expect to find him dead; dead on the floor of a drug manufacturing house. Frustrating weeks of digging into the lives of a small town in Montana uncovers drug trafficking, human trafficking, and murder for hire. Then the the local Sheriff is gunned down, leaving Draper with a major headache. Quickly, he begins to suspect all the mayhem is a ruse to hide the real objective. Charlie receives help from his friend DEA agent Alejandro Jones and together they uncover a diabolical plan to destroy the United States.
Coyote Rules - Book Four of the Charlie Draper Series begins when Charlie’s daughter asks him to find and help one of her employees. He does not take long to find the young woman. The Border Patrol arrested, and charged her with smuggling over five kilos of dope. The charges are not only serious, but come with mandatory prison time, if found guilty. When Draper hears her story, he is sympathetic but knows it will be difficult, if not impossible to assist her, since her guilt is irrefutable. Her family in Mexico is at risk if she gives the information to the authorities. Draper and DeCollado rush into Northern Mexico to save the young woman’s family, and find themselves embroiled in murder, drug smuggling, and cartel business worse.
Dead Mules - Book Five of the Charlie Draper Series begins innocently when a casual friend asks Charlie Draper to search for his niece, missing when a group of bodies discovered near of the U.S.-Mexico border includes her mother. Draper suspects murdered drug mules, people forced to carry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border. Draper’s friend is convinced that his niece had to be there and certain the young woman is in the hands of cartel mercenaries. Draper almost hopes the young woman is dead, because if she were in the hands of the cartels, what would happen to her would not be pleasant. He knew a couple that had survived it, but most did not. If they did survive, and help came, the physical and mental damage would be severe and likely permanent. Despite the likelihood she will be difficult to locate, Draper agrees to try to find her with no guarantees. Locating the young woman turns out to be the easy part. He and DeCollado stumble into a terrorist plot designed to rain death and destruction onto the United States. They find themselves in the middle of a war involving a dedicated and well-financed enemy.