Investing in Murder

A Jayson L. Riley Novel


Jayson L. Riley has amassed a fortune for his clients, and himself, by successfully forecasting natural disasters and predicting commodity losses and gains using his own complicated algorithms and his intuition. But trouble comes knocking when, amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, one of his clients, Cincinnati Delsol, her yacht, and millions in stolen investment funds simply vanish. Suddenly, Jayson—the sole heir to the Riley dynasty—finds himself at the top of a short list of suspects in her disappearance.

As more of Jayson’s clients start to turn up dead, he quickly discovers that friends and accomplices are not who they seem to be, and in order to stay alive, the hunted must become the hunter. In Jayson's line of work, it’s all about risk and reward. Some people have died for it. Jayson isn’t ready to be one of them.

Set in both Grand Cayman Island and Chicago, this first novel in the Jayson L. Riley series sets readers on a course for action, adventure, and intrigue.

Publication date: July 2018
ISBN 978-0-9938936-1-2
$12.99 CAD | $9.99 USD
332 pages, 5.25” x 8”

Published and distributed by LEO Publishing
A Jayson L. Riley Novel

A decrepit freighter departs West Africa with precious cargo in its dark, dank holds. Destination: Columbia. A cacao-based drug has DEA agents racing to shut down its flow into Miami. And in the mid-Atlantic, a hurricane cuts across the Tropic of Cancer like a giant circular saw: Destination: TBD. Jayson L. Riley, Director of the Eye of the Storm Disaster Relief Agency, and creator of HEWS (Hurricane Early Warning System) predicts it will hit the Cayman Islands within 84 hours. His warnings to evacuate go unheeded.

Lucy Hartman, newly appointed detective squad boss with the Queen’s Royal Cayman Police, can’t evacuate—a psychopath has escaped a mental health facility—a tourist is dead, and two others are missing. Then, just hours before the hurricane is due to hit, Lucy disappears.

Jayson must choose: find his love interest before her abductors kill her; locate and kill the one person he thought he could trust; secure the millions of dollars invested in his agency; save the lives of hundreds of innocent people. All the while, trying not to reveal a secret that could send him back to a life he’d struggled so hard to escape...

Publication date: December 2018

ISBN to come

$ CDN $ US

332 pages, 5.25” x 8”


Published and distributed by LEO Publishing
Eye of the Storm

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