Photo Finish

A con. A killer. Island secrets discovered.

Photo Finish

eBookCover2_FinalAs a skip tracer, McKenna was the best at finding deadbeats. He always followed the rules—his rules. He even gave the rules a name—McKenna’s Skip Tracing Secrets. True, sometimes his “secrets” got him in trouble—but he’s never seen trouble this hot.

“a mystery as refreshing as a visit to the islands themselves.” — Deborah Coonts, author of “So Damn Lucky”, the latest in the Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series

“…this will be a series well worth following.” — Carol Thomas, Mystery Series Examiner,

“A magnificent read!!” — Books4Tomorrow

Comments by Pros

Terry Ambrose has created an appealing protagonist for his new mystery series. Clever as well as cantankerous, McKenna is a man whose weakness for women is exceeded only by his loyalty to his friends. Ambrose’s choice of the beautiful island of Oahu as the book’s setting provides yet another assurance that this will be a series well worth following. — Carol Thomas, Mystery Series Examiner,

“Toss together a bit of Hawaiian voodoo, a con artist on the trail of a big score, and a wiseass hero who can’t resist getting involved. Mix with wit. Add a touch of sarcasm and you have Terry Ambrose’s ‘Photo Finish’—a mystery as refreshing as a visit to the islands themselves.” — Deborah Coonts, author of “So Damn Lucky”, the latest in the Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series

“This is mystery at its best–humor, adventure and a rip-roaring good tale.” — R.P. Dahlke, All Mystery e-Newsletter

Back Cover


Wilson McKenna’s newest tenant is hot, gives great hugs, and just saw a dead body being thrown from a plane. McKenna’s not one to get involved in other people’s problems, especially those of a woman half his age, but before he knows it he’s volunteered to find the plane and its owner—and found more trouble than he’s ever seen in his life. He’s uncovered an island drug ring, pissed off a sociopath, and set himself up as the victim in a beautiful woman’s con that could cost him his life.

If only trouble didn’t have such great legs.


Author Bio

Terry - Bio 2012Terry Ambrose has written and enjoyed writing since he created his first short story as a child, which was inspired by a painting of three mountains titled “The Three Sisters.” He has written an “Fiction in San Diego” column since June 2010 and interviewed bestselling authors such as Sue Grafton, T. Jefferson Parker, and Jan Burke for his “National Crime Fiction” column. A writer at heart, Terry started out skip tracing and repossessing cars. Those early days of dealing with people who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, pay their bills provided him with insight into what makes people tick and created fertile ground for his own mystery/suspense writing. Terry is a member of Arizona Mystery Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Publishers and Writers San Diego.

The Secrets

McKenna has his own rules, or secrets, for skip tracing. The first rule is, “When in doubt, lie.” To learn the second rule, watch the trailer. And, if you join my “Stay in Touch” mailing list using the form below, I’ll send you a free Kindle copy of “Life’s Shorts.”

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