Works in Progress
The Holdouts
Next of Kin
James is currently working on a new novel that he plans to share with readers soon.

He's not after money and power.
But they are after him.


Tucker keeps the tension high. Readers will look forward to Buddy’s next action-packed outing.
Publishers Weekly
The Holdouts keeps you on the edge of your seat from the very first page to the nail-biting finale. Buddy Lock is a hero to root for.
Marti Green, author of the #1 Amazon best-seller Unintended Consequences
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A New York homicide cop stands between a small boy and a vengeful serial killer.


“In Tucker’s impressive first novel and series launch, NYPD Det. Buddy Lock… keeps the excitement level high throughout. The surprise ending will leave readers impatiently awaiting Buddy’s next outing.”
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Direct and fast-paced, Tucker’s debut takes readers on an adventurous ride that extends from questions about custody of a young charge to an art deal that may have its roots in the exploitation of Jews in World War II.
— Kirkus
“Terrific plot! And Buddy Lock is a cop protagonist that’s a delightful departure from the norm. I’m whole-heartedly recommending NEXT OF KIN.”
Mike Lawson, author of the Joe DeMarco thrillers
“Gripping from its opening lines, NEXT OF KIN is a white-knuckle page-turner, where ruthless power, murder, and crimes hidden for generations create an intricate, utterly absorbing tale. The life of a vulnerable young boy hangs in the balance, and Detective Buddy Lock must find the killer before it’s too late. Simply a fantastic read.”
Marya Hornbacher,
Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of
Wasted, The Center of Winter, and Madness
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