Bill Percy, a writer and retired psychologist, lives with his wife, Michele, in Hope, Idaho. Bill draws on his many years’ experience as a psychotherapist to write vivid, powerful tales of ordinary people confronting extraordinary challenges. Climbing the Coliseum is his first novel. The second book in the Monastery Valley series, Nobody's Safe Here, was published Dec. 8, 2016, by Black Rose Writing. For current books in progress, see "Books in Progress."


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When cattle baron Magnus Anderssen collapses mentally, psychologist Ed Northrup struggles to find the cause - a terrible event buried in Magnus's past, leaving him veering between suicide and murder. Meanwhile, Deputies Andi Pelton and Boyd Ordrew clash as they investigate Jared Hansen, a boy caught with rifles and a paranoid plan to kill his schoolmates. Their problem? Jared, a great kid, a school leader, has no previous problems. Ordrew’s convinced Jared’s a mass shooter-in-waiting, but Andi’s not. Ed joins their search for whatever caused his radical transformation from great kid to psychotic killer. It’s a race against time: Magnus grows more irrational and homicidal, Jared's insanity may not be controlled before it’s too late, and Ed’s risky plan to save the boy may destroy his relationship with Andi. Nobody’s Safe Here, a psychological thriller, tells the story of a community of ordinary, decent people facing terrifying mysteries.

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Nobody's Safe Here won the Independent Press Award's "Distinguished Favorite" 2017 in the Mystery category!