The Snapback is a stand-alone thriller complete at 69,000 words. The inspiration for the novel came in part from my previously published work in psychology, focusing on anxiety and depression.
"You think I don't know to stay away from the cameras?" Oscar Descante asked.
"You shouldn't even be here, Oscar. You're the lead investigator. Let the public relations people handle it. The cartel won't want revenge on them."
"Don't worry, gringa. I'm just going to check things out."
Helen counts her steps. Thirty-one. She pauses in front of the auditorium doors, anxious to enter but knowing the math is wrong. Three plus one is four: a bad number. The only number worse than four is two. She hurries to the end of the sidewalk and starts over, taking care to make her stride smaller this time. Thirty-five. Three and five are both acceptable. Better because together they make eight. Eight is an excellent number even though it contains 2 fours. Helen can't explain this; it's just how the math works.