St. Nick (Kindle Serial)
This book is a Kindle Serial. Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes, with future episodes delivered at no additional cost. This serial currently contains four episodes out of an estimated six total episodes, and new episodes will be delivered every week.When Santa Claus is a cop, you... show more
This book is a Kindle Serial. Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes, with future episodes delivered at no additional cost. This serial currently contains four episodes out of an estimated six total episodes, and new episodes will be delivered every week.When Santa Claus is a cop, you better watch out.It’s not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop Nick Pappas. Suspended from his job, alienated from his family, and persecuted by the press, he’s sorely tempted to turn his gun on himself. Except for his first name, he couldn’t possibly have less in common with jolly old St. Nicholas. But when a local mall decides it needs a secret Santa to help collar some vicious muggers preying on its holiday shoppers, Nick’s persuaded to red-suit up so as to take the naughty punks down and avert a ho-ho homicide. For a chance to bust bad guys, Nick’s willing to deal with crying kids, pushy parents, and a chronically cheerful “elf” sidekick. But the biggest challenge for this cop-turned-Claus is one that would confound even the real Kris Kringle: making a pair of next-to-impossible Christmas wishes come true for two children in need…before it’s too late.Episode ListAn additional episode will be delivered every week until the book is complete. New episodes will be added to the same book on your Kindle, keeping your place and retaining your notes and highlights. You'll be notified via email when a new episode has been delivered.Episode 1: November 5, 2013. 51 pages. Thanksgiving brings even darker thoughts to suspended cop Nick Pappas, but a call from his former partner offers him a temporary reprieve from his situation along with an opportunity.Episode 2: November 12, 2013. 50 pages. As if being a mall Santa Claus while conducting surveillance isn’t torture enough for Nick, he finds himself involved in the saga of two different children each with their own desperate needs.Episode 3: November 19, 2013. 48 pages. Nick reveals his true identity, as well as the reason for his suspension from the San Diego Police Department, to a very sick boy that asks Nick to act as a go-between and request the impossible from Saint Nicholas.Episode 4: November 26, 2013. 48 pages. Nick’s inability to find the girl that Santa neglected to visit the year before, as well as his frustration at not being able to help his young sick friend, makes him act rashly in trying to bring down the muggers that have been victimizing defenseless mall shoppers.Episode 5: December 3, 2013. 44 pages. In the final frenetic days leading up to Christmas there is no rest for sinners or saints, and Nick has to be both cop and Santa in making holiday wishes come true.Discuss the episodes with other readers in this book’s Customer Discussions Forum on Amazon.com.