Mark Reps has been a writer and storyteller his whole life. Born in small town southeastern Minnesota, he trained as a mathematician and chiropractor but never lost his love of telling or writing a good story. As an avid desert wilderness hiker Mark spends a great deal of time roaming the desert and other terrains of southeastern Arizona from December to May. A chance meeting with an old time colorful sheriff led him to develop the Zeb Hanks character and the world that surrounds him. Mark returns often to SE Arizona for inspiration, information and to maintain the general feel of the area, learn its history and understand the local residents. When Mark started writing he became pen pals with Tony Hillerman who offered up tips, criticism and ideas on some of his early novels. His books are often compared with the Longmire television series and books by Craig Johnson. Welcome to the series! Signup for new releases and free content: http://eepurl.com/b6_7m-/ Find out more at: facebook.com/ZebHanks www.markreps.com @markreps1 NATIVE FATE is book 10 of the ZEB HANKS mystery series. Zeb Hanks’ life has changed dramatically. While honeymooning in Paris he gets the news that Sawyer Black Bear, newly elected Sheriff of Graham County has been found murdered. Returning home sets in motion his re-election as sheriff and hopes of finding the solution to the many crimes that got him tossed out of office in the first place. With his old team of Jake, Helen, Clarissa, Kate and Shelly, Sheriff Zeb Hanks heads into some dark places as several people close to him meet with unexpected danger. The future of Graham County and his family rests squarely on Zeb’s shoulders as he struggles with his true enemies. NATIVE TROUBLE is book nine in the ZEB HANKS series. Just as Sheriff Zeb Hanks announces his bid for re-election as Sheriff of Graham County and his upcoming marriage to Echo Skysong, all hell breaks loose. A crime wave sweeps Graham County, knocking Zeb off his game. Are all of these crimes directed at the county by some disgruntled individual or is this a direct attack on Zeb Hanks? Further complicating Zeb's life is Echo Skysong. As her relationship with Zeb grows ever closer and her power grows as the Knowledge Keeper of all the People, she too becomes a target. While suspects are many, leads are few. With the election at hand, Zeb must quickly find a clever and nearly invisible enemy or enemies. Native mysticism as well as military and political intrigue all play a role in the unfolding of this intricately woven tale. NATIVE DESTINY is book eight in the ZEB HANKS series. Sheriff Zeb Hanks gets a dire warning from an old woman regarding his own life and that of Deputy Jake Dablo. The warning comes from Olga Mae Hooper Feathers who has a history that is uniquely intertwined with Zeb’s family. She is steeped in Native American mysticism and carries many secrets. Certain evil men are intent on getting Olga Mae to share those secrets. They are looking for a legendary gold stash for their own gain and will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. The intriguing tale of past, present and future involves a 100-year-old revenge plot and is replete with Native American legend, Indian lore, devious bad guys and people with the best of intentions. Saddle up and enjoy the fast ride in this tale of lust, greed, history, revenge and love. Zeb Hanks is back, but what he doesn’t know could kill him. NATIVE EARTH is book seven in the ZEB HANKS series. Sheriff Zeb Hanks, sleeping peacefully alongside is his new lover, Echo Skysong, is awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call. Lily McGinty, wife of millionaire copper magnate, Angus McGinty, is drunk and irate. She demands Zeb find her husband. Their conversation is interrupted by a second call to Zeb from the head of security at the copper mine. Angus McGinty has been brutally murdered. There is no shortage of suspects as Angus was anything but loved by the townspeople and the Apache Nation. Local and national politics, tribal water, mineral and land rights, big money, hired assassins and computer hacking are woven together in Native Earth, where Zeb must follow the money to find the ultimate villain. NATIVE WARRIOR is book six in the ZEB HANKS series. A powerful U.S. Senator's son is murdered in a particularly heinous way, strongly hinting at a revenge killing. Sheriff Zeb Hanks of the Graham County Sheriff's Office and the San Carlos Apache Police have a long list of suspects who might have wanted to get even with the victim. Book six can be read first or you can start at the beginning of the series with NATIVE BLOOD. NATIVE BONES is book five in the ZEB HANKS series. Two murdered funeral directors and a missing body have Zeb Hanks and his team joining forces with San Carlos Tribal Police Chief, Rambler Braing. Unearthed ancient graves, a new deputy with political aspirations, the illegitimate son of an Arizona senator and Apache lore and mysticism all play major roles in in hunting down an evil doer with a generational history. NATIVE JUSTICE is book four in the ZEB HANKS series. With his heart blown to bits by a staggering loss, Sheriff ZEB HANKS falls into an abyss of drunkeness, hatred and rage. With the help of friends and colleagues, Zeb pulls himself back from the edge and turns his rage on the cause of his torment, a Mexican drug and human trafficking cartel. ADIOS ANGEL is the third book in the ZEB HANKS series. Sheriff Zeb Hanks has his hands full when sociopath Jimmie Joe Walker, recently released from an Arizona state prison, masterminds a devious plan to make himself filthy rich. HOLES IN THE SKY is the second in the series and explores owns what is traditionally considered sacred? Can the Catholic Church legally conspire with the federal government to steal the most sacrosanct of Native American holy places? NATIVE BLOOD is the first in a series titled: Zeb Hanks: Small Town Sheriff: Big Time Trouble. The books all take place in and around the Safford, AZ. area and the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The ritual killing of a young Apache girl on a reservation in rural Arizona takes the reader through many complex layers of relationships between Apache and Anglo cultures. NATIVE ROOTS (PREQUEL NOVELLA) NATIVE ROOTS is a prequel to the ZEB HANKS series. Zeb Hanks is a modern lawman, but he had to start somewhere. This two-part novella explores Zeb’s roots as a young man and his early law enforcement career as a border patrol agent and Tucson policeman. A mysterious beating, illegal immigrants crossing the border, and a brush with the jaded world of politics mesh together to teach Zeb the meaning of justice, western style. OTHER BOOKS HEARTLAND HEROES is a coming-of-age tale wrapped around a mystery that harkens back to the time of long summers, best friends and adventure at every turn. BUTTERFLY (with Pui Chomnak): Cullen Hunter, a psychologically scarred Vietnam-era combat veteran, finds himself in the cross hairs of fate. Nearing midlife, haunted by loss and the darkness of his existence, Hunter feels the tight grip of destiny as his work takes him back to Bangkok. An abhorrent, unresolved murder case jars loose the ghosts he has spent a lifetime suppressing. Many thanks to the many wonderful, loyal readers out there! Feedback is always welcome and Mark tries to respond to every request and question. If you read and enjoy the books, please review them on Amazon.com.Read more Read less
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