What would you do if you discovered that the violent death of your family seven years ago was not as it had seemed? How far would you go to uncover the truth?
“An engrossing novel of domestic suspense . . . a fast-paced tale of murder and horrific crime with twists and turns Worthy of Hitchcock.” –Publishers Weekly
David Wallace had it all: A beautiful wife, an infant son, and a great career.
Until a tragic mistake ended it all.
“A Superb Psychological Thriller.” –Douglas Preston
Seven years later, David has managed to move on with his life, having started a shelter for battered women. But he’s still haunted by the indiscretion that changed his world forever. He hopes, even prays, that by helping those abused, those living in fear, he might be able to put his dark days behind him.
“A hard-hitting examination of regrets, atonement, and acknowledging sins committed and those imagined.” –Midwest Book Reviews
But on the seventh anniversary of that terrible night, he learns that everything that happened back then–everything–was not as it had seemed.
“Greed, violence, and the hope of redemption are the defining themes of Avenue of Regrets, a non-stop action thriller.” –Foreword Reviews
This revelation propels him into a world of unspeakable violence he never knew existed.
Still, he won’t stop–he can’t stop. How could he? Could you? Someone killed your family and for seven long years made you think you were responsible.
“A riveting crime thriller.” –Cheryl Kay Tardiff
“A zigzagging plot rife with suspense.” –Kirkus Reviews
HAUNTED BY THE PAST . . . SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH.
Avenue of Regrets, a suspense mystery thriller in the tradition of James Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, Liane Moriarty, Sonja Yoerg, and Lisa Jewell.
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Born in Cuba and raised in Central America, R.J. Pineiro spent his early years in the midst of civil wars before he migrated to the United States in the late 1970s, first to Florida, where he attended Florida Air Academy in Melbourne. There, RJ earned his pilot’s license and high school diploma in 1979, before heading to Louisiana for college.
R.J. earned a degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1983 and joined the high-tech industry in Austin Texas, where he worked in computer chip design, test, and manufacturing, before retiring in 2012 to focus full time on his books.
In addition to his high-tech work, R.J. added an instrument rating to his private pilot privileges. He also holds a black belt in martial arts, is a firearms enthusiast, and enjoys the privileges of his Open Water SCUBA certification.
In the late 1980s R.J. began studying to become a novelist. As he read every chance he had, from classical literature to contemporary novels, R.J.’s love of storytelling became uncontrollable. Using an aging personal computer, he decided to start his writing career. Once he began, he never stopped.
His first published work, SIEGE OF LIGHTNING, a novel about a sabotaged space shuttle, was released by Berkley/Putnam in May of 1993. His second novel, ULTIMATUM, about a second Gulf War scenario, was released the following year, 1994, by Forge Books, which went on to publish R.J.’s next 12 novels over the following 13 years.
In 2015, R.J. teamed up with TV News military analyst Colonel David Hunt to kick off the “Hunter Stark Book Series.” The first book in the series, WITHOUT MERCY, about ISIS gaining acquiring nuclear weapons, was released on 3.7.17. The second book, WITHOUT FEAR, about the war in Afghanistan, was released on 8.7.18
In 2017, R.J. also teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Joe Weber. The result is ASHES OF VICTORY, a novel of global terrorism and international conflict released by Ignition Books on 9.3.18
In 2018, R.J. penned his nineteenth novel, AVENUE OF REGRETS, a mystery revolving around sex trafficking and domestic abuse. Check it out on 11.16.18 from Auspicious Apparatus Press.
R.J. married his college sweetheart 35 years ago, Lory Pineiro, an artist and jewelry designer. They have one son, Cameron & Daughter-in-Law Sarah, and two crazy dogs, Coco and Zea.