CHASING THE CAPTAIN Book Two:  The Jessica Ramirez Series

“A thrill-ride from start to finish.” – Dänna Dennis-Wilberg.

In Jessica Ramirez’s second outing, she’s once again a fish out of water, chasing the bad guy who got away. When forced to witness a questionable execution, Jess follows a tiny thread across the Atlantic, linking up with DI Liyanna Evans, a cop with London’s Metropolitan Police. The two quickly discover that their antagonist’s reach is both worldwide and deadly.

Another delectable tale that blends technothriller with suspense and police procedural adventure, Chasing the Captain picks up where Chasing Vega left off, giving Jess the chance to find the answers she seeks, even if it endangers her life and career in the process.

Many of your favorites from Chasing Vega are back, including the indomitable Alexandra Clark, technology guru Andy Milluzzi and Jessica’s FBI boyfriend Michael Wright. Add Terry Shepherd’s diverse ensemble cast and enough twists and turns to make your head spin and you have another wholly satisfying, screen-worthy popcorn thriller that best selling author Tori Eldridge calls, “a fast-paced international adventure.”

“Indomitable female cops hot on the trail of justice (and maybe a little revenge), bad guys I loved to hate, an international conspiracy, a little romance, and one blazing action sequence after another kept the pages turning and me happily reading until the end.Indomitable female cops hot on the trail of justice (and maybe a little revenge), bad guys I loved to hate, an international conspiracy, a little romance, and one blazing action sequence after another kept the pages turning and me happily reading until the end,” writes best novelest Kerry Schafer, author of the Shadow Valley Mystery Series.

D.P. Lyle, author of the Jake Longly and Cain/Harper Thriller series calls Chasing the Captain, “A break-neck ride crammed with tension, action and kick-ass characters.”

McKenna Mystery author Kate Anslinger says, “Terry Shepherd is one of those rare authors who can bookend a masterful action scene with poetic prose, descriptive settings, and human emotion, leading readers to fall effortlessly into the diverse worlds he creates.”

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HASING VEGA – Book One:  The Jessica Ramirez Series

When a meth lab bust goes bad, Detective Jessica Ramirez finds herself banished to Flagstaff, Arizona, in pursuit of a serial killer who targets “bad guys who got away with it.” Jess and her partner, computer forensic expert Alexandra Clark, soon discover that their perp is involved in something much deeper and much more deadly. Surrounded by an ensemble cast of fascinating characters, Jess and Ali race against the clock to try and prevent a cyber terror attack that could change the course of history.


Terry Shepherd wrote his first short story at age eleven and was first published as a non-fiction author in 2008. He created Detective Jessica Ramirez in 2019, publishing his thriller “Chasing Vega” in 2020. The book earned 5-Star ratings on Amazon and is also available in audio book and Spanish language editions. When his grandchildren asked to star in their own stories, he created the “Waterford Detective” stories for his grandson and published the popular “Juliette and the Mystery Bug” series, co-authored with his wife, Colleen, when his granddaughter wondered how kids could protect themselves during a pandemic. His forthcoming books include “Chasing the Captain,” (May 2021) the second in the Jessica Ramirez trilogy and “Students In Time,”(September, 2021) a time travel adventure that parallels the 4th grade public school history curriculum. His published short stories include “The Corona Ripper” and “Chasing Cody”.

Terry is also a prolific book narrator and audio-artist, voicing Dänna Dennis Wilberg’s “Borrowed Time: Book 1 – Broken Promises” and Louise Dawn’s thriller “Siren in the Wind,” along with dozens of commercials and promotional trailers.  He hosts the popular Authors on the Air podcast, was a moderator and panelist at Bouchercon 2020 and is co-chair of the Sisters In Crime – Capitol Crimes Chapter’s 2021 Anthology project.  He was an early social media adopter, authoring “Social Media and Your Personal Brand” in 2012.

He has authored over 400 motivational essays since 2004, the best of which were aggregated into three popular self-help books.

Terry and Colleen live on the ocean in Jacksonville, Florida and are co-founders of “Down Syndrome Nation” a web resource for friends and families of persons with Down syndrome. Terry is a graduate of Michigan State University, has studied at both Harvard and Oxford and toured South America as a rock drummer in the summer of 1972.
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