Pat Ruger is a retired detective living in Colorado. His ex-partner, Jimmy Stewart (no, not THE Jimmy Stewart), is a recurring character in the series, along with his business partners and other interesting folk.
Book #1, "For Hire"-- Pat begins his private investigation adventure with a missing person case that leads him to meet his new agency partners, a cult, the FBI, a new girlfriend, the Muslim community, and a bomb threat.
Book #3, "Native Species"-- a Native American tribal leader in Western New York is murdered and Pat's investigation with his ex-fiance from the FBI leads them to kidnapping, missing witnesses, violence and intrigue leading to tragic consequences.
Book #6, "Oblivion Highway" -- New Release! Pat begins a new chapter of his life when he takes a motorhome out on the road for an extended period of time. Retirement is sweet until the country legend of the Oblivion Highway manages to gain his undivided attention.