Treacherous Estate by Behcet Kaya
While enjoying his usual Friday night after dinner beer at a local restaurant, Jacques (Jack) Ludefance’s evening is suddenly shattered when a beautiful young woman sits down next to him, whispers, “Mister, can you help me?” then falls dead.
After her death is ruled ‘natural causes,’ Jack digs in to unravel the reasons she came to him desperately asking for his help and to investigate her mysterious death. To complicate matters further, her husband is a prominent, highly respected local business man.
As Jack begins to unravel the pieces to the unsolved puzzle, the more heinous the crimes of the dead woman’s husband become and Jack finds his own life is in danger.
Paperback: 314 Pages
July 22, 2018
Genre: Private Investigator Mysteries
Murder On The Naval Base by Behcet Kaya
Murder on the Naval Base begins with a blurry account of a cold-blooded shooting of a couple, singled out while having dinner at an Officer’s Club. The prime suspect is apprehended hours later while apparently attempting to flee the state. With over a dozen eye-witnesses collaborating the incident, little was left in the puzzle for the military investigators to piece together; especially once it was determined the two victims were in fact the perpetrator’s wife and the man, she was having an on-going affair with.
Transporting the reader into the supersonic fighter jet world of Naval Aviation, with aircraft carrier scenes, the novel brings the reader close to the egos and confidence of those commanders that fly our warplanes. Combined with a steamy undercurrent of lust, love, sexual fulfillment, jealousy and primordial desires of the protagonist, the human condition of married life versus the structure and demands of military careers are juxtaposed against the strength and will of personal upbringing and ethical behavior of the characters.
Offering the reader, a page-turner of excitement, legal intrigue, psychologically thrilling moments, steamy sex and military honor – complete with a surprise that is foreshadowed so brilliantly, even the most seasoned reader will raise an eyebrow at the end with humble acknowledgement of the literary mastery contained herein.
Paperback: 296 Pages
February 14, 2014
Road To Siran: Erin’s Story by Behcet Kaya
Erin Ozcomert, a beautiful, graduate student at UCLA, has always felt compelled to learn more about the little-known stories of her father; stories that have been hidden from her since his death several years before.
Leaving modern day Los Angeles, Erin is swept into the ancient customs and traditions of her father’s village in northeastern Turkey. What she learns there is not at all what she had expected to find. As she is enfolded into the loving arms of her Aunt Fatma Ozkoy, Erin discovers a place where tradition prevails in social ceremonies and family feuds are still kindling hatred and murder, torn by some never forgotten malice performed by past generations.
Trying to integrate these discoveries, Erin is given the gift of her grandmother’s journal. Reading the handwritten treasure, her emotions are stripped raw as she uncovers her heritage and the answers to her questions. Forced to leave the village before she is ready, Erin returns to Istanbul only to discover more secrets from her father’s past.
Paperback: 300 Pages
February 14, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Women Fiction
Voice Of Conscience by Behcet Kaya
Like most of the other boys in his village, Ramzi Ozcomert Junior is a happy boy until the death of his parents and sister.
Witnessing the bloody aftermath of the murders changes the direction of his life forever. Even though he has been taught at an early age to take care of himself, to control his emotions, always be on guard and never to turn his back to his enemies, he doesn’t fully understand the meaning of survival until he is completely on his own.
Yet, an unseen bravery and determination exist within him. Inherited from his parents, it defends him from head to toe against the fatal invasion of loneliness, need and degradation. With this inheritance, also, come the sins of the father, which he shoulders without protesting.
Paperback: 356 Pages
June 26, 2007
Genre: Classic Literature, Fiction
About The Author: Author Behcet Kaya was born in northeastern Turkey. Growing up in a small village with long held traditions, his rebellious and creative nature emerged at an early age.
Leaving home at fourteen, he travelled first to Istanbul and then on to London. His dream was to complete his high school education and then a college degree in engineering. While at Hatfield Polytechnic, Kaya made his first visit to the U.S. as an exchange student with the BUNC. He made the move to the U.S. in 1976 and became a U.S. citizen in 1985.
While living in Atlanta, Georgia, he followed his creative yearnings, attending the Alliance Theater School and studying at the SAG Conservatory of Georgia. Kaya and his wife moved to Los Angeles, where he continued his studies at the Roby Theater Company and the Shakespeare, A Noise Within Theater Workshop.
Along with acting, writing became a natural outlet for his creative yearnings. He has published four novels, “Voice of Conscience, Murder on the Naval Base, Road to Siran Erin’s story, Treacherous Estate a crime story, as well as several short stories. He is currently working on his fifth novel titled Body in the Woods In May 2017 Behcet Kaya graduated from California State University Channel Island majoring BA Political Science
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