The Ominous Trail

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Former FBI agent Sean Kruger has reconciled with his forced retirement and moved on to join his friends Sandy Knoll and Jimmie Gibbs in their private defense contractor firm. He is now in high demand as a fraud investigator.

When two insurance executives make a surprise visit to Kruger’s home office, he is asked to look into the disappearance of a 150-million-dollar diamond display from a museum in Chicago. Clues are non-existent, but with the help of JR Diminski, Kruger soon learns there is more to the theft than just the value of the diamonds.

As the evidence unfolds, he will cross paths with one of the most ominous psychopaths he has ever encountered. A man totally uninhibited by the norms of society and hell-bent on becoming the richest man in the world. Regardless of who gets in his way.

Filled with well-crafted characters and ruthless adversaries, The Ominous Trail may be the best Sean Kruger story to date. Don’t start this book late at night…if you want to sleep.


.C. Fields is a multi-award-winning and Amazon bestselling author. His Sean Kruger Series has won numerous medals in the annual Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Plus, his first book in his Michael Wolfe Saga, A Lone Wolf, became a #1 Best Selling audiobook in March of 2020.

As one of the featured authors on the highly successful YouTube podcast, Fear From the Heartland, hosted by Paul J. McSorley, he offers a variety of original short stories penned specifically for its listeners.

He is active in numerous writers' groups and serves on the board of Sleuths’ Ink Mystery Writers. He is also a full member of the Missouri Writers’ Guild.


5.0 out of 5 stars Should be a TV Series.
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2023
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J.C. Fields does not disappoint. The Ominous Trail is definitely a page turner. Sean Kruger calls on Michael Wolfe, another of Fields's characters with his own series, to add his expertise to the retired F.B.I. agent's crack team of investigators, each with their own specialty. This newly formed agency takes on a claim for a high-level insurance company that insured diamonds stolen from a museum. The case has many layers with some surprising twists and turns, including a psychopath who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Another fun S.K. adventure. Keep them coming, Mr. Fields. This series should be on TV.

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