Books by Perry

The Monroe T. Lovett Series

Book 1

Monroe and Debbie Lovett have moved to Peregrine, Mississippi where he has opened an office as a criminal defense attorney. There's only one problem; no one seems to know who Monroe Lovett is, and to make matters worse, he hasn't had a single client. His sole hope is that just one person will hire him.

That hope is answered when in walks Ashley Butler. Monroe is so glad to see her, happy to have a someone in need of his service that he jumps at the opportunity to represent her. Little does he realize, Ashley's case will pit him against forces wanting his client convicted. Her case will open the closest to the Butler family's secrets.

Ashley Butler's problems started when adultery and accusations led to a single rash act that ended in murder. In a matter of seconds, an argument climaxed with Julie, Marcus Butler Jr.'s mistress, dead.

The Lane County Sheriff's Department receives a tip of hearing what sounded like gunshots coming from inside the Butler home. Minutes later, deputies arrived to find Julie's body lying on the bedroom floor. The ill-tempered Detective Carson investigates the crime scene and upon leaving gets a tip that Ashley is the killer. The detective attains an arrest warrant and puts out an all-points bulletin for the arrest of Ashley Butler.

Ashley hears from a friend that deputies are looking for her. Knowing her husband's family, she seeks the help of the only person she believes she can trust, Lane County's newest defense attorney, Monroe T. Lovett. Knowing that her husband's father, Marcus Sr., holds power over most of Lane County, she's not even sure Monroe can help her. But he's her only hope.

Speaking with Monroe in his office, Ashley explains that she is about to be arrested for murdering her husband's girlfriend. After she tells him of her predicament, and with only a few details, Monroe, in desperate need of a client, agrees to take her case. Soon, he learns Ashley isn't just any client, and he will have to fight to save her life.

To make matters worse, Monroe will face Lane County's District Attorney Robert Breaux. Breaux. Monroe will discover that Robert Breaux is a self-serving, egotistical district attorney, who is interested in one thing--winning. Justice is not Breaux's goal. Convictions translate into votes and those votes to lead to him gaining more political clout.

Monroe soon finds himself in over his head. A godsend in the person of Herman (Herm) Edwards, a retired New Orleans detective and a native of Peregrine offers to help Monroe. Monroe is skeptical, knowing that Edwards is from the area. In need of help, Monroe, with the urging of his wife, Debbie, decides to hire Herm. But he still unsure of Herm's allegiances. Trust issues arise between them as suspicions of a possible corrupt sheriff's department is trying to impede Ashley's case.

As Monroe's case begins to unravel, Monroe is forced to seek a different approach to prove Ashley's innocence. This new tactic lands him right in the middle of the Butler family secret, a secret that even Ashley does not know about. No one in Lane County knows the truth the Butlers have been hiding for years, and Monroe is ready to rip the door off the closet. To stop him, Marcus Butler Sr., the family patriarch, will do whatever he must to keep the closet locked.

To stop Monroe, Marcus Butler Sr. forms some new alliances to ensure his secrets stay buried. His new ties include a man named Félix Roche, a man who has many aliases and a sinister reputation with more than one agenda.

Only the truth can free Ashley, but finding the truth will mean revealing her past, a past she would just as soon forget. However, Monroe encourages her, convincing her this is the only avenue to freedom. Monroe's plan? Go after the patriarch, Marcus Butler Sr., and expose the man and the Butler family secrets. It is the only way Butler's justice will prevail.

Book 2

One man is found hanging from a tree. Another is passed out in the truck that holds the rope.

In this second big case for Defense Attorney Monroe T. Lovett, not everything is what it seems on the surface.

Monroe will have to weave through racial tension mixed with murder and cover up all in the small Southern town as he defends his client, Ricky Magee, found at the crime scene, in what appears to be an open and shut case against him. The evidence seems rock-solid. The victim is Demonte Williams, a young African-American man and supposed friend of Magee's. Groggy and claiming to have no memory of how he got there, Magee, who appears to have been in a fight, maintains his innocence, despite the vast amount of evidence to the contrary.

Nerves are on edge with the arrival of a national civil rights leader, Rev.Charles Louis, who brings his brand of justice with him. He takes the Williams family under his arms as he calls for support and protests. Reverend Louis wants Magee prosecuted as a racist and local prosecutor Robert Breaux agrees, adding on a hate-crime charge.

Answering the Reverend's call, Peregrine's town square becomes the landing spot for the KKK, Black Panthers and other racial activists, fanatics. Not to be outdone, the national media enters the chaos, adding fuel to the fire. Why is there such a strong reaction to a small-town murder? Demonte Williams was hanging from a tree with the other end rope tied to the bumper of Ricky Magee's pickup. Race becomes then number one motive. However, as Monroe studies the evidence, he soon realizes something's not right, but getting to the truth will require risk, a significant risk.

This case causes tension between almost everyone involved. Debbie, Monroe's wife, questions him taking the case. Even Monroe's investigator, retired New Orleans Police Detective Edward (Herm) Hermann, questions Magee's innocence. Across the aisle, the prosecution is butting heads with each other and with Reverend Louis. Not to be left out, Judge Harper, an African-American, is caught in the middle as he engages in an intense argument with Louis.

Needing this conviction, Reverend Louis paints a target on Monroe, trying to stop him by whatever means necessary. He needs Magee convicted of this crime.

A new face joins the prosecution. District Attorney Breaux has added a new assistant district attorney to his staff, Adrienne Scott. She's a headstrong young lawyer who has her own ambitions and will do whatever it takes to reach her goal, especially if it means crushing Monroe Lovett. She sees Reverend Louis as vital to helping her achieve her success, and blurring the lines comes naturally for her.

All hope seems lost for Magee as a mostly African American jury, and an African Americ judge tries him. He is ready to face his fate; however, the only thing keeping him going is Monroe's assurance of uncovering the truth. That moment of hope comes when someone offers a piece of evidence that can prove Magee's innocence. There's only one problem; the evidence is somewhere in a heap of notes and photographs of a conspiracy theorist requiring Monroe, Debbie, and Herm to sift through it for the answers as time runs out in the trial.

Book 3

The murder of a local young woman, Tamra Martin, results in the arrest of J C Miller, a friend of the family and a disabled Army vet. Miller claims he was in a casino in another part of the state at the time of Tamra's murder. When no one believes him, and with his life on the line, Miller calls the only attorney he believes can help him - Monroe T. Lovett.

Monroe's reply shakes Miller to his core. He can’t believe it when the answer is, "No."

Working in the background is someone more than willing to spoil Miller's hope for freedom as he sets his eyes on going after Monroe. Félix Roche told Monroe the two would meet again, and now he is beginning to make good on his promise. But this time, their meeting is not in a courtroom or an out of the way cabin.

What Miller doesn't know is that Monroe has his own problems. Monroe has decided to take his law practice in a new direction. But this is where things get a little tricky. His new direction is not working out as he had planned. He's not making any money, and the financial pressure is reaching a boiling point between him and Debbie.

There is only one person who can solve Monroe's problems, but he is unwilling to speak with this person. Things only get worse until he is forced to have the conversation he's been avoiding.

At the heart of Monroe's problem, he blames God for not giving him the life he thinks he deserves. And everything comes to a head after an ill-timed run-in with District Attorney Breaux and ADA Adrienne Scott in the courthouse.
Following this unpleasant encounter, Monroe comes face-to-face with Miller at the courthouse. The encounter is awkward and brief, but sends Monroe into a sudden tailspin, causing him to race out of the courthouse and out of town in his Camaro, driving like a man with a death wish.

This is when things change.

Life takes a renewed journey for Monroe when he faces his true enemy -- himself. With some honest words from a stranger, Monroe gains a new outlook on life and agrees to take on J C Miller's appeal.

Monroe believes everything is headed in the right direction again, but then life kicks him in the gut. His brother, Teddy, shows up out of the blue, and it's not a happy reunion. Teddy has his own life problems, and Monroe does not want his brother anywhere near him or Debbie. But events will take place causing Monroe to think Teddy played a role in sabotaging his case.

Teddy ends up on the run, having escaped from jail. Monroe believes one person had a hand in aiding his brother, and that man shows up for a face-to-face. Roche comes to see Monroe one evening in his office. Threats are made.

When all seems lost, Monroe plays a hunch and decides to try one last attempt to discover who murdered Tamra Martin. If he's wrong, it might mean Miller is guilty of the crime, or that the perfect frame job was conceived, leaving Miller to face death.


What if the most upright person stumbles? Oh, and what if that person is a decorated war hero and the President of the United States? Moreover, in the process of attempting to conceal his marital mistake, finds himself accused of treason and murder?

Army Lieutenant Josh Davis suffers a devastating tragedy while home on military leave, while out on a hunting trip in Montana. He wakes up in the local hospital unaware of the severity of his injuries.

Trusting God for strength, Josh overcomes his injuries and returns to active duty on his first assignment in the desert of Iran as an Army Ranger. It isn't until he arrives at his new unit that he discovers that his commanding officer is his older brother. Lieutenant Davis is now in command of a reconnaissance team who have recently lost their previous commander in battle.

In the team's first recon mission they fall under attack, earning Josh and his team commendations. In another mission into the desert, the team once again finds itself engaged in battle with the enemy with them suffering casualties before help can arrive. It is during this attack that Josh is injured.

Overcoming his injuries, Lieutenant Joshua Davis, for his brave actions during the battle, earns the Congressional Medal of Honor and a trip to the White House. It is here that he meets Michele, the president's daughter, and his future wife.

After marriage and a respectable military career, Josh retires, and he and Michele return to his family home in Montana for what they believe will be a relaxing, peaceful life together.

However, a politically conservative highly group has been keeping up with Josh Davis's career. They ask Josh to run for the Oval Office. After careful deliberation, he agrees to seek the highest office in the land. However, to his surprise, he discovers that road will lead him to run against his father-in-law, a former one-term President. Their political, and personal, embattlement ends with a surprising twist of fate.

Discover what happens when President Josh Davis finds himself in the highest office in the nation when his early success leads him to seek Middle-East peace. Believing he can attain victory, he puts together a plan using a Navy Seal Team. However, his strategy is compromised, leading to the death of all six Navy Seals.

As the pressure mounts, his pride increases, devouring his faith as he succumbs to sexual temptation. Observe what happens when he tries to cover up his sin. Witness his wife while she watches her husband's downward spiral brought on by his guilt. Walk with Josh as he struggles with his inner conflict of trusting God.

Is it too late to save his marriage and his presidency as he endures an impeachment trial for treason and the murder of six Navy SEALs? Experience the twists and turns to uncover the truth in the political conspiracy.