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

Jayson L. Riley, investment accountant-turned radical adventurer, prepares to launch his multi-million-dollar HEWS (Hurricane Early Warning System) from paradise.


Until all hell breaks loose. 

When a convicted psychopath escapes a mental health unit, just hours before a Category 5 hurricane is predicted to hit the Cayman Islands, Jayson finds himself a victim of deception and a suspect in a covert DEA investigation. When his love interest, Sergeant Lucy Hartman, disappears, Jayson redefines his HEWS mission (Human Empathy Wills Survival).


With extraordinary insight, Jayson calculates the position of his adversaries with the accuracy of an approaching hurricane. He can’t stop the hurricane, but he can prevent a government agency, a drug cartel, and a pair of psychos from destroying everything he cherished in life. All the while, trying not to break a promise that could send him back to a life he’d struggled so hard to escape. 


The pathway to paradise begins in hell.” 

                             — Dante Alighieri (c. 1300)



Publication date: TBD

ISBN to come

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332 pages, 5.25” x 8”


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