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From Amazon: Fearful Passage North
HE'S DONE IT AGAIN!
By fellow writer on March 7, 2015
Format: Paperback
He's done it again! And he keeps getting better at it. Based on a true story, this historical novel takes us back in time to the frontier town of Deerfield MA in 1704, when the French and Indians, determined to draw the line on English settlements, captured about 100 settlers and marched them north in the dead of winter. The author follows Elizabeth Price (a distant cousin of Shakespeare BTW) on this "fearful passage north" all the way to Montreal where, widowed in the raid at just 20 years of age, she had to adjust to a different language, culture, and religion. As the captured Puritan minister, John Williams, wrote, "Who can tell what sorrows pierced our souls?" And yet, she survived, adjusted, and produced a French-Canadian family found in many French-Canadian genealogies. Dr. Kreis has given us another page-turner about the strength of the human soul, which is a thriller that breaks through racial and cultural stereotypes --- and it's fun to read!
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—Anxious about rising medical costs? Wondering what fraud and abuse are costing you? Lovers of page-turners will want to read Dr. Kreis’ new novel, The Corridor in which medical sleuths uncover the truth about shrewd and violent medical scammers in Detroit’s messy, deteriorated midtown. If you’ve wondered how the scams work, here’s your chance to find out. A tight plot of characters who walk off the page into your reading room and heart—homeless guys with attitude, gay make-up artists flexing their wrists while creating brilliant disguises, nurses trapped in sleazy clinics, a naïve Kenyan doctor along with a laid off Detroit suburbanite who stars by taking her clothes off in numberless dingy medical offices to get the goods on the bad guys, before they grab her and lock her…No, no you’ll have to read it.
—Lorelei Maison Rockwell, author of The Defer Family of Pleigne


—an innocent doctor caught in a labyrinthine Medicare audit, a naïve doctor from Africa, several struggling homeless people, criminals doing their best to outsmart the feds, an obligatory love story or two, and more. The author understands the mechanics of the healthcare system, and reading about the complicated ins and outs of million dollar swindles satisfies, as does the Detroit setting.
—Kirkus Reviews


—Who knows more about shenanigans in health care than a doctor married to a healthcare attorney? Dr. Kreis has created a page-turning thriller using his knowledge of medicine, healthcare fraud, and Detroit’s seamy, steamy side. I enjoyed his Allard series and now this new twist has proven both fun and informative. I’m looking forward to his next.
—Susan M. Colby, Ph.D., author of Sacagawea’s Child

RECENT WORKS

Just out on Amazon.com in print and kindle
THE BEAVER WARS
The Beaver Wars relates both to the tumultuous period in early French-Canadian history and the wars between Native tribes. During the last half of the 17th century, Iroquois tribes to the south battled Huron tribes to the west over control of the lucrative fur trade which reached into many other tribes and European colonies.
Eight years have passed since families from Perche, France left their homes to join Samuel Champlain in his efforts to reclaim French Canada. As early residents of this wilderness, Francoise and Noel Langlois prospered. When the story opens, however, Francoise's life is in danger from a mysterious Iroquois arrow shot from the forest as she and her young daughter collected chestnuts.
As in all his historical fiction, Dr. Kreis blends history and storytelling into an exciting page-turner, filled with factual details of the period portrayed by wonderful characters, most based upon actual people who became an integral part not only of Québec, but of all the New World.
If you enjoyed 1634—Return to the New World, Fearful Passage North, The Allards Series or other novels by Dr. Kreis, you will love this one.

NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND ON KINDLE AT Amazon.com
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1634
RETURN TO THE
NEW WORLD

Upper North America, 1628: Françoise Grenier’s life had been a combination of bad circumstances, worse luck and even poorer choices. Orphaned near Paris at the age of twelve, she became a street urchin. At fifteen she fell in with an older man who convinced her to follow him to the new world of Québec where he would marry her. Instead he abused her. Only when he failed to return from trading with the natives and she heard they had killed him, did she find herself liberated.
Taken in by the few women of Québec, she was just recovering when English privateers captured the failing colony, sending its few inhabitants, including Françoise, back to France. One of the ladies gave her a letter to deliver in France which led her to a new life, allowing her to return to help rebuild the colony five years later. It was here she prospered, beginning one of the early prominent families of Canada, helping to forge a great nation from the frozen wilderness.
If you enjoyed Fearful Passage North, The Allards Series, and the author’s ability to bring history to life, you will love this one.

NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND ON KINDLE AT Amazon.com



1704, Deerfield Massachusetts—the limits of the American frontier. Seeking a normal adolescence, it is the chance meeting of a strange young man that puts excitement into Elizabeth (Lizzie) Price’s life leading to romance and a marriage not entirely embraced by her Puritan community.
During one of New England’s harshest winters, when she has just begun her wonderful new life, Lizzie and her community are violently wrenched into chaos when an army of Indians and their French military supporters burn the village and kill or capture half of its occupants. Led by leather lashes around their necks, the captives are marched for a month on a fearful passage north through the winter wilderness of Vermont to the relative metropolis of Montréal. In this totally foreign setting of French-Canadian Catholicism Lizzie is forced to find a new life.
Not only a journey through the frozen wild, but a journey through the cultures of Puritan New England, American Indian and French-Canadian Catholic—all so different, yet so hauntingly similar.
If you enjoyed the Allard Series and Kreis’ ability to bring history to life, you will love Fearful Passage North.


As sexy as she is intelligent, Janique Halstrom found the perfect job marketing home healthcare for the elderly. Not only is she highly paid, but her company is wonderful—patients, their families, physicians, and employees love it—and based on payments, even Medicare seems to love it. Ariadne Health claims to help guide seniors through the labyrinth of healthcare.
Tony Evans finds himself widowed, retired and well-to-do at an early age. Just as he and Janique are developing the perfect relationship, a few irregularities punctuated by the sudden death of a dear mutual friend reveal that Ariadne is just the opposite. They draw the elderly into the labyrinth, at the same time bilking Medicare for billions of dollars.
From the ski slopes of Aspen to the inner city of Detroit, Dr. Kreis’ unique combination of medical knowledge and a knack for storytelling weave another action-packed thriller that will grip the reader to the end.
If you liked The Corridor and The Pain Doc, you are going to love The Labyrinth.

THE CORRIDOR



Nicole Allard’s uncomplicated suburban life is suddenly spiraling out of control into her worst nightmare. What began as a temporary job posing as a patient for insurance companies to collect data on doctors has become posing for the government as a down-on-her-luck prostitute in the worst clinics of Detroit’s notorious Cass Corridor. When her cover is blown, she is violently thrust into the hands of a sadistic psychopath who will stop at nothing to get revenge, and she now finds herself in a frantic flight with a bright young Kenyan physician and his nurse, a refugee of human trafficking. Their lives hang precariously in the balance and depend on two homeless residents of the Corridor.
The author’s grasp of outrageous medical fraud schemes along with his unique sense of humor, an unforgettable cast of characters and a nail-biting plot make The Corridor a true must-read.




THE PAIN DOC



Now available on Amazon.com: THE PAIN DOC is Wilmont Kreis’ new medical intrigue of healthcare fraud. Leaving THE CORRIDOR’S slums of the Motor City, he heads to the wealthy suburbs of Detroit to find new schemes and villains to challenge the heroes of THE CORRIDOR.

Beginning physician, Terry Webb, hopes his new title of doctor will help him escape his shy impoverished life. To his dismay, he discovers his mediocre credentials stand in the way. It is only the chance (or is it?) meeting with a lovely young lady that allows Terry to burst into the sphere of wealth and prominence. Unfortunately, as he and the spectacular Katarina Wynn catapult into the world of mansions, yachts and outrageous incomes, they collect a few unsavory companions along the way. Where will it all end?
Again Dr. Kreis weaves an exciting and instructive tale in the world of cheating and prescription drug addiction where once again it is the job of Gillian Russell and Nicole Allard to stop it.
If you enjoyed THE CORRIDOR, you will love THE PAIN DOC—don’t miss it!

Selected Works

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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