What if you were an heir…and didn’t know it?

We’ve been talking about the unputdownable Michael Flint Series. Last time, I promised to share the inspiration for this first book. So let’s get right to it, shall we?

One of the most often asked questions any writer gets is “Where do you get your ideas?” Honestly, that’s a bit of magic. But sometimes, a real life event sparks a story. That’s what happened with Blood Trails.

Who doesn’t dream of receiving a windfall from out of the blue?

A friend of mine, we’ll call her Suzie, actually had this exact experience — only better.

Suzie, was contacted by a land man whose job was to locate heirs to certain Oklahoma mineral rights.

A legitimate land man is usually an independent contractor who bridges the gap between people who own oil and gas rights and oil companies who want to buy them.

Suzie said she had never lived in Oklahoma, owned property there, or been related to anyone who did. The land man assured her otherwise.

Frankly, Suzie thought the whole thing was a scam.

She was wrong.

It turned out that her long-deceased grandfather, a man she’d never met, had owned what were worthless mineral rights sixty years ago.

With the advent of new mining technologies and changes to drilling laws, the mineral rights became valuable.

But the rights had become fragmented over time and his heirs had “disappeared” from the property indexes and scattered across the country.

The land man located the heirs and facilitated the transfer of mineral rights to an oil company.

Eventually, substantial royalties that had been accumulating were paid out to Suzie, her sister, and Suzie’s son. They will continue to receive royalties for years into the future. What a happy ending!

Thus my research for Blood Trails began. 

And, of course, being a thriller writer, I thought: what a great premise for a book, or a series!

So Michael Flint was born.

I wrote that first book. And then a second one. And soon, I’ll write a third. Michael Flint is someone I love to write and I know you love to read, judging from all the requests I receive from you to write more Flint!

It’s taken a while to get Flint back on track. But now, we begin again. If Michael Flint catches on this time, with your help, we’ll have many more Flint books to keep us all enthralled! Nothing would make me (and you, I hope) happier.

Oh — almost forgot — I’ve also added one of your favorite characters to the series, Kim Otto’s former parter, Carlos Gaspar. (More on that next time…)

So —

We’ll begin with Blood Trails, releasing on June 21, which has been revised and edited a bit from the original. Next up will be Trace Evidencereleasing on January 24, 2023, also revised and edited from the first editions. The third book in the new series will be revealed in good time…

Without further ado, I’m excited to announce the revised and updated re-issue of the Michael Flint series!

Special eBook Preorder Price! Only $3.99!!


Michael Flint promises he can find anyone, anytime, anywhere – dead or alive. Now he’s forced to prove it.

More than $50 million in mineral royalties are up for grabs. The legal heir has disappeared. Two Texas oil barons, who will stop at nothing to win their bitter rivalry, desperately need to locate her before it’s too late. In a hunt stretching from dusty, hot West Texas to snowy Saskatchewan, Flint finds himself caught in the crossfire between dueling tycoons and greedy mercenaries out for their own piece of the pie. On Flint’s side? A knack for keeping himself alive, a hard-won moral code, and buried questions about his own family that drive everything he does. With blood-pumping action and adventure, twists and turns pile up until the final nail biting conclusion as Michael Flint searches for a woman whose very life depends on never being found.

Releases June 21!
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Preorder your copy of the New Blood Trails Today!

Click on the links below to preorder Blood Trails:

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Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

Diane Capri

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