Gary Crawford Pens an Exciting Tale of Mystery, Treachery, and Romance in New Book

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Sam McCloud is hired by an old acquaintance to find out who is making threats towards her and her daughter in ‘Heidi’s House’.

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Stockton was a very difficult place to do business in. Running an escort business, one might think that Heidi Fujiwara would be antipolice, but it is the exact opposite. Violent crime was getting worse with police layoffs. Gang and mob influence was increasing almost geometrically. When things got dangerously close, Heidi and her daughter Emiko moved out of Stockton. But someone started threatening them.

Gary Crawford, the author of “Immaculate Deception” and “Double Tap” has penned another intriguing tale of mystery, treachery and romance in “Heidi’s House.” Private investigator Sam ‘Mac’ McCloud is hired by an old acquaintance, Heidi Fujiwara, the owner of an escort service, to find out who is making threats toward her, fearing for her beautiful daughter Emiko’s safety.

Because of the imminent danger and Emiko’s blossoming into a gorgeous and sexy woman, Heidi has decided to find out the paternity of her daughter and has requested McCloud to find the identity of Emiko’s father from a short list provided by her that includes McCloud and his cousin as well as one of his best male friends Sven ‘Swede’ Anderson, the owner of the Downtown Athletic Club.

Emiko’s obsessive stalker becomes more belligerent as he realizes other men are showing an interest in Emiko, a relationship denied him by Heidi due to his earlier behavior, even though he is the son of one of Heidi’s long-time personal clients.

McCloud enlists the help of his friend, Lieutenant Danny Kelly of the Modesto police department to track down the stalker and to determine who the father of Emiko is. In the meantime, Heidi renews her friendships with Swede and Mac and attempts to bring them into the fold of her rapidly expanding romantic enterprise.

Filled with intrigue, suspense and mystery, “Heidi’s House” is a fictional tale that will take readers along with the exploits of Sam McCloud as he goes deep into his investigative work trying to catch an elusive stalker and at the same time, trace the paternal identity of an old acquaintance.

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About the Author
Gary James Crawford is a retired educator and author of two previous Sam McCloud novels “Immaculate Deception” and “Double Tap.” A native Californian, Crawford and his wife, Debbie, live on a ranch between the rural towns of Newman and Gustine, in the Central Valley of California. He is currently writing an historical western, Trepidation Trail, about an 1865 wagon train on the Oregon/California trail.

Heidi’s House * by Gary Crawford
A Sam McCloud Novel
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 344 pages; 9781499022261
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 344 pages; 9781499022254
e-book; $3.99; 9781499022230

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