When Al Rouse and Charlie Berzinski, fresh from stopping moonshine and cattle rustling crimes, take on a cold case that has laid dormant for more than 40 years, they quickly become involved with sex-trafficking crimes that lead them far from their home base in West Central Wisconsin.
Assuming that success was uncertain, the two law officer pals quickly discovered a modern-day angle to what had been assumed to be a kidnapping. The chase led them quickly from their home area to the urban areas of Milwaukee and Chicago, involvements with organized crime, and ultimately to the Caribbean islands and Central American countries.
From dealing with the local machine to outrunning the mafia in Panama, Al and Charlie cover thousands of miles trying to find their elusive subject.more
Brothers David and Justin Freeman stumbled into success by turning their Moonshine hobby into a profitable enterprise. In fact, sales of their illicit booze have made millions for their partners in rural Wisconsin. But just as things start going a little too well La Crosse Detective Allan Rouse gets wind of the crimes. Rouse pursues the brothers through an underground chase, and the Moonshine business isn't the only thing left crumbled in ruins. A stand-alone book, author Gary Evans brings another cold case file to life in this thriller based on conversations with his father.more
After confessing to killing fourteen young men in La Crosse,Wisconsin, sultry serial killer Genevieve Wangen escapes custody for the second time. Aided by her Mafia contacts, she settles in at a remote cabin in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. Now, safely hidden behind her new identity as Samantha Walters, she happily continues her deadly work for the Carbones. But Detective Al Rouse and Deputy Charlie Berzinski are bent on locking her away for good. When they finally catch up to her, as she is about to wed her latest debonair lover, Genevieve finds that she must escape more than just the law!more
Serial killer Genevieve Wangen continues to elude the police and work on her deadly concoctions from her secret lab in the woods.
Although she is out of sight, Genevieve has never been out of Detective Al Rouse’s mind. She embarrassed him by escaping his custody three years earlier and it has become his life mission to track her down and throw her behind bars where she belongs.
Al and his team find themselves hot on the trail of the elusive killer. But will they be able to hold on to her this time, or will she somehow manage to escape their clutches once again?more
When Shawn Sorenson drowned in 1987, no one in La Crosse, Wisconsin, took much notice. They thought it was simply another drunken accident.
When another student, Tad Schwartz, drowned a year later, the residents began to suspect foul play. Why else would a healthy young man drown? Even so, the police had no leads or clues to suggest anything other than a tragic accident.
Were these truly accidental deaths?
Suspicion became reality one fateful morning in 2011 when Police Detective Allan Rouse, Sheriff's Deputy Charlie Berzinski, and pathologist Rick Olson pulled the 15th victim from the river.
The body had a tale to tell.
Dr. Olson, physician Patricia Grebin, and researcher Sarah Giles discover an obscure piece of evidence. It leads Berzinski and Rouse down a tangled trail of clues before reaching a mind-boggling conclusion.
Will Berzinski and Rouse catch the killer before it's too late?
Filled with intrigue, betrayal, and gut-twisting suspense, Death by Drowning will draw readers into a Midwestern town full of secrets and clues as...more