San Diego author Roger L. Conlee’s written as a sportswriter, reporter, copy editor and columnist. Later he had a career in public relations and marketing before turning to writing historical novels. Roger minored in history and has a special interest in modern history, ranging from the American Revolution up through the 20th Century World Wars and beyond. In Deep Water, Reporter Jake Weaver runs afoul of a multinational corporation and powerful banking interests trying to prove that they conspired to make illegal profits from the Nazis during World War II. Meanwhile, Weaver’s friend, Marine Corps officer Kenny Nielsen, finds himself trapped in the middle of the Chinese civil war.
Historical novel set in the early days of the Cold War and the “Hollywood Blacklist” Red scare era.
Roger’s historical novel “Dare the Devil” paints a compelling picture of the violent turf wars waged by Los Angeles crime lords Bugsy Siegel, Mickey Cohen and Jack Dragna in the city’s turbulent postwar years, and the reckless reporter who risks his life writing about them. “Dare the Devil” also takes a fresh look at the bloody, never-solved murder of Siegel.
In the Alps of Germany and Austria, legend has it that the souls of the dead ride the strange, unseasonal wind known as the Föhn. In Souls on the Wind, readers ride that mystical zephyr from Vienna to California and – just possibly – into one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. All this because of a stolen crown jewel that may have supernatural qualities. Souls on the Wind is a morality play, a love story, ghost story, and science fiction all rolled into one compelling package.