Jon Dalton Author Spotlight

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A former attorney, journalist and county public information officer, Jon Dalton has lived a varied life. Upon retirement, he finally had the time to pursue the story that he’d started writing over a decade ago. The story just began with the name Wolf Mallory, a former Marine Corps intelligence officer, who was forced to leave the Corps due to his involvement in a photo from Seattlenational scandal. The other aspect of the story quickly followed, Vicky Agincourt, a semi-exotic dancer accused of killing her boss and lover, who is due to go on trial in two weeks. And from there, over the intervening years, Dancing on a Tightrope came into being.
Can’t Dance Forever, the second book in the series, brings back many of the characters who appeared in Dancing on a Tightrope. It’s a darker book as Wolf tries to come to terms with living a “civvie” life and his relationship with Vicky, and his secret life that must remain that way.

Here’s the blurb: Can’t Dance Forever

unnamedAfter a string of brutally gruesome murders shocks the normally sedate Porto Cielo area, Wolf Mallory is dragged into the search for a missing teen boy who’s a suspected witness to a related crime.

A boy who is also the nephew of an assistant public defender, who now refuses to talk.

But when the violence touches those closest to Wolf, it becomes personal. He must call upon his secret past in order to see justice done. Can he find the mysterious Mr. Cold and bring an end to the killing spree before it’s too late for the people he loves?

Dancing on a Tightrope

DOATWolf Mallory already has his share of problems—including a congressional investigation and trying to figure out what to do with his life in southwest Florida after his forced retirement from military intelligence. When a friend asks him to talk to a young woman suspected of murder but claiming her innocence, Wolf has no idea what will happen.

Vicky Agincourt is smart, beautiful, and Wolf quickly finds she’s likely guilty of nothing more than trusting the wrong people. Someone murdered her lover, but Wolf is convinced Vicky didn’t pull the trigger. Unfortunately, well-connected people hiding along the fringes of the investigation have a lot to lose if Wolf succeeds in his mission to clear Vicky’s name. They’ll stop at nothing, including calling in favors from people in high places, to force Wolf off the scent.

But Wolf has friends of his own in low places. While he’s dancing on a tightrope to stay ahead of the killer, can he clear Vicky’s name in time before someone takes her—and him—out for good?

Dancing Under the Mistletoe 

DUTMWolf Mallory thinks life is going to settle down now that he’s proven Vicky wasn’t guilty of murder. Unfortunately, Wolf’s friend Vinnie volunteers him yet again to take a look at a case. And with the holidays approaching, Wolf gives in, hoping to bring a little closure to a murder victim’s family. But when even the police don’t have any leads, Wolf wonders how he’s going to pull a Christmas miracle out of his bag of tricks.

Pina Colada Dead

PCDSent on an unwanted vacation, Lt. Jack Daniels travels to Orlando to locate her mom’s old friend, Eugene Boucher. However, the friend has left with unknown relatives, and the trail disappears in Sarasota, Florida. Making contact with Wolf Mallory, a retired Marine intelligence officer now working as a private investigator, Jack hires him to help locate Eugene’s whereabouts. As each lead they uncover washes away like sand on a beach, the duo begin to fear the worse. Can Jack and Wolf find the unknown relatives and learn Eugene’s fate?

Coming up next:

Dancing with a Dead Man, which finds Wolf investigating a murder involving the lost gold of the Confederacy and a shadowy secret group dedicated to preserving the location of the treasure. Personally, Wolf must also deal with the fallout from Can’t Dance Forever as it affects his relationship with Vicky and the knowledge among his friends that he harbors some secret that he cannot or won’t reveal.
Candy Cane KissesWritten as Haley Jordan

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