books by fredrick cooper
Enthralling stories alive with mystery and suspense set in the vivid worlds of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Fredrick Cooper is an award-winning author, environmental engineer, a native of the Pacific Northwest and a member of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe. In addition to being a writer, he spends his spare time on his boat cruising in Alaska and British Columbia or in his workshop where he expresses his creativity through traditional Native American woodcarving. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and Oregon Authors and is currently working on his next book. His debut novel, Riders of the Tides, was recognized with: a 2013 IPPY award for Best Regional Fiction: West-Pacific Region; a 2014 Beverly Hills Book Award finalist in the new fiction category; and Honorable Mention in the 2014 Hollywood Book Awards General Fiction category.
“Fred Cooper has done it again! This is a great adventure story with a complicated plot going directions that I didn’t even know were possible. Definitely a page-turner. I read this one at medium speed, not too fast so I could enjoy Fred’s craft of story development and character building, and not too slow, because I had to know what was going to happen next. Kudos to Fred! Can’t wait for the next book!” – Connie
When Earl Armstrong assists a group of volunteers surveying tsunami debris that is threatening the pristine Northwest coast, he discovers a body mysteriously linked to a remote island where his great-grandfather once served as a lighthouse keeper. It is an island with a tragic history and holding a secret presumably known only to his great-grandfather and himself. Then Earl discovers there is someone searching for this hoard of Indian artifacts that includes a priceless, golden sun mask–a ruthless collector who will stop at nothing short of murder and kidnapping to possess it.
“An exhilarating thriller that will have readers demanding another sequel.” Kirkus Reviews
Riders of the Tides
Set in the Pacific Northwest, it is an award-winning historical fiction novel about pioneer and lumberman Ben Armstrong, one of 44 men who petitioned the U.S. Congress to form the Washington Territory. Armstrong was murdered under mysterious circumstances and, due to a lack of evidence, the case was never solved. Then 150 years later, some of his personal belongings find their way to one of his descendants, Earl Armstrong, a tribal forester. The inherited items induce dreams that provide Earl with an exhilarating journey into the past and clues to solving the mystery. During his pursuit of the truth, trouble stalks Earl at every turn as he becomes the target of someone linked to the death of his ancestor
“In this book the author has woven three stories together in such a way that I was completely drawn in. I resisted reading it too fast so I could absorb the beautiful pictures being drawn in my mind with the wonderful descriptions. Cleverly moving from one story to the next I was completely impressed with the author’s ability to build tension and keep me on the edge of my seat which created a fun tension as I was trying to read slowly to enjoy the writing.” Amazon Review
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Norika was making very little progress in resolving a problem that had consumed her every waking moment of the last four months—from the day that the island of Honshu had experienced a major earthquake. The fact that nearly 20,000 people had died, 400,000 people had been left homeless, and a nuclear power plant had leaked radioactivity and caused a meltdown did not bother her. Her concern was for a very small, unmanned watercraft—an escape pod that had been lashed to the aft deck of a freighter that just happened to be anchored in the Miyako Harbor at the time of the quake.