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The Bard

1703 or 1704???




The long march

Who/What? Is Andrew?

The Raid

Old Deerfield Road

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St. Clair Flats

Tecumseh

Father Gabriel Richard

Woodward's plan for new Detroit

Seal of Detroit

Sacagawea's Child

Toussaint Charbonneau

Route of Lewis and Clark


Statue of Antoine Cadillac, Detroit

Lewis and Clark Journal

Book Five

Picnics

Hamtramck takes control of Detroit for America

Anthony Wayne



Battle of Saratoga

Brown's Tavern on Harsens Island

Chief Pontiac

The St. Clair Flats, Lake St. Clair

Voyageurs route west

Old Detroit seen from across the Detroit River

Niagara Falls

Detroit Public Library home of Burton Collection

Old Detroit seen from across the Detroit River



The Maroon Bells

The walk to Longshot









The stack from hell


Sleeping Ariadne




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The most expensive route




THE HOOK





HEALTHCARE FINANCE FOR DUMMIES




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COMING SOON!

Old Citadel of Quebec

General Braddock

Forks of the Ohio River

Michigan Habitant Heritage

Vérendrye monument

Pierre Roy

Pontiac



Book Three: Peace and War

Detroit today

LaSalle's Boat: The Griffin

Replica of old Fort Michillimackinac today. Mackinac Bridge came later.

Antoine Cadillac

Charlesbourg, Quebec St. Charles de Bromee Cemetery Today

Book Five: The City in the Wilderness

Relations of the Jesuits

Jesuits in Quebec

Henri

The Allards Book Two: The Hunter

Opiates can ruin lives

Coming Next The Pain Doc

An old home near the Cass Corridor that gave me the inspiration for the Tower Light Mission.

Detroit Public Library, Main Branch

Department of Justice

Hilberry Theater on Wayne State University campus

A treasure on the Cass Corridor

From the Cass Corridor

The Corridor

Book Seven: The Witch

Book Eight: The Chief

Francois* Allard

Quebec City

Detroit Public Library, Main Branch

Driving force of New France - The beaver

Winter in Quebec

Madeleine de Roybon with the Filles de Roi

Les Filles de Roi

Artanne sur Indre: Church and Abbey

Artannes sur Indre

Filles de Roi in 1667

Here is an idealized painting of Les Filles du Roi arriving in Quebec.

Cliffs of Etretat, last view of France as Francois sails to the New World.

Charnel house and old plague cemetery, Rouen, Normandie, France.

Researching in Blacqueville

Tags

Overt Fraud

January 12, 2014

Tags: The Corridor, Overt fraud

In THE CORRIDOR the fraud is overt—billing for services not done, often to patients not present or even non-existing, or bribing people to provide their insurance information to bill for non-existent services. The victims are both the payers—usually Medicare and Medicaid as well as the poor people sucked into the scheme. However, there are much more sophisticated and subtle forms of healthcare fraud as seen in THE PAIN DOC.

Shands Manor

July 4, 2013

Tags: The Corridor, Shands Manor

While researching The Chief, I scoured the lakefront in search of a likely candidate and did find a few large homes in ruins which had been gated and sat at the end of long overgrown lots. It was here the manor—home of the racketeer, Simon Shands, was born. The mansion also plays a part in my newest work, The Pain Doc.

Shands Manor

June 30, 2013

Tags: The Corridor, Shands Manor

Some of The Corridor’s best action takes place at Shand’s Manor, a restored Prohibition era mansion owned by Professor Jim Trombley who appears in each of my now ten books. Although fictitious, the manor has basis in fact. I began to develop it while working on The Allards Book Eight: The Chief. During Prohibition many homes along the water front were constructed or modified to receive clandestine liquor from Canada to be served it to its patrons. Many existed in my youth and some even today.

The Cass Corridor

June 23, 2013

Tags: The Corridor, Cass Corridor

Sitting on the northwest end of the Cass Corridor is an oasis of culture. The setting of Wayne State University, The Hilberry Theater, and the Detroit Cultural Center including the Library and Institute of Art provides a perfect haven for our fugitive heroes to seek shelter. The area is certainly worth a walking tour including the interior of the Library.

The DOJ

June 20, 2013

Tags: The Corridor, Department of Justice

As Nicole’s work goes deeper into the inner city, we are introduced to another level of healthcare fraud where the victims are more vulnerable and the perpetrators more evil. All the scams are taken from actual cases in the news and the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the people involved will stop at nothing to preserve their gold mine.

Doctor shoppers in The Corridor

June 16, 2013

Tags: The Corridor, Doctor shoppers

Nicole Allard is a doctor shopper, more accurately a professional patient actor similar to those used today to train medical students, and her background in theater makes her ideal for the job. Shoppers have been used for years by clinics or insurers. Many doctors see shoppers in their practice and never know it. They report to their employer the nature of the visit—what was done and how, allowing the third party to determine the quality and value of the visit as well as the practice. Later shoppers like Nicole were used by insurers to investigate improper billing. Finally they were used by the government to root out criminal fraud. Initially they were government agents, but when I saw the administration considering using professional shoppers instead, Jack hired Nicole and the fun (and chase scenes) began.

The Corridor

June 4, 2013

Tags: The Corridor

Although like the Allard Series, The Corridor is based on actual stories from the news and court cases, is at base a work of fiction as are the actual events and characters. In some ways this is more fun than historical fiction where the author is tied to a certain body of facts. When the characters won’t behave, they can be changed or fired. Here the author is truly in charge of the story…

The Corridor

June 2, 2013

Tags: The Corridor

I’ve been asked to blog a bit about my latest work, The Corridor, a modern-day tale of medical fraud in the slums of the Motor City.
Upon completion of the The Allard Series. I began to wonder how I would while away my spare hours. It was at that time Susan returned from a legal seminar on healthcare fraud armed with wonderful tales of healthcare scammers and cheats. Soon I was attending Department of Justice seminars online and a year or so later, The Corridor was born. More on the details later…

Selected Works

French-Canadian-Detroit history
Here it comes: Philomene’s Doll Six years after the American Civil War ended, six-year-old Philomene sees her mother die horribly in childbirth. Soon she is sent from her home near Detroit to Belle-River, Canada, where, following a series of moves to various families and convents, she ultimately finds a stable home near the place of her birth and marries a young man. Together they build a successful farm and begin a family. We follow her through Prohibition, the Great Depression, and two World Wars, raising a large and varied family through the best and the worst of times. All along, she is comforted and stimulated by a simple rag doll that was the single great gift of her childhood. Based on a true story, it’s a tale of the highest and lowest points of a long life. You will not want to miss it! If you enjoyed 1634-Return to the New World, The Beaver Wars, Fearful Passage North, The Allard Series, or other novels by Dr. Kreis, you will love this one.
Historical Fiction Novel
Gravely wounded at the end of 1634-Return to the New World, Françoise Langlois must fight for her life while the fledgling French colony of Québec must fight for its as the Indian nations enlarge their wars with each other along their new European neighbors. Follow Françoise along with her French-Canadian compatriots as they struggle against all odds to retain and grow their place in the New World.
Historical fiction novel.
An enigmatic young woman emerges from a life of bad circumstances and worse luck, finding herself with a small group of French families traveling to the New world where they will prosper as the early prominent families of Canada.
Historical fiction
1704, the Puritan Massachusetts frontier: The small village of newly wed Elizabeth Price is raided by Indians. She is taken along with 100 of her neighbors and marched through the brutal snows of winter to Montreal where she must begin a new life.
Fiction, Medical intrigue
Convinced they are receiving the finest of care, seniors are being trapped in an inescapable maze while Medicare is being bilked for billions.
Greed and lust breed outrageous healthcare fraud in the rich suburbs of The Motor City.
Thriller
Fast-paced thriller of outrageous healthcare fraud set in Detroit's inner city.
HISTORICAL FICTION
A young man leaves his home in France for the unknown wilderness of Quebec.
Historical Fiction
Jean-Baptiste Allard follows Antoine Cadillac to the frontiers of New France.
The Allard family battles in vain to save Quebec from the British.
Young Jacques Allard leaves Quebec forever to follow the wilderness ultimately making his family home in the outpost of Detroit.
Jacques Allard and his son follow Lewis and Clark to the sea, returning to find Detroit in ashes.
Young widow, Therese Allard, finds romance and adventure while helping to build Detroit's famous Underground Railroad.
Detroit's young men march off to join the Civil War, returning to began the Industrial Revolution
Detroit during Prohibition, the Great Depression and two World Wars becomes the Motor City.

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