Just published: 


No. 7 in the Lance Priest/Preacher Thriller series.

Kindle version now available from Amazon.

The lessons some teachers share stay with you the rest of your life.
Imagine being an intern for the CIA's deadliest assassin -- learning how to hunt, how to hurt, how to kill from Lance Priest.
You will never be the same.
Preacher is back! 
Get ready for unexpected twists and hairpin turns that only someone as truly messed up as Lance Priest can maneuver. The CIA's most secret of secret weapons is about to be unleashed again.
Preacher returns to the fold to accept a perilous mission to hunt and kill those responsible for two same-day terrorist bombings that killed hundreds at US embassies in Africa. A new name for this hidden enemy has emerged - al Qaeda. 
This time, Preacher is to send a message with each assignment -- We will find you. We will kill you. 
He brings along a pupil to pass along the knowledge he's accumulated during a decade of killing.
But nothing is ever what it seems where Preacher is concerned. There is always something more, something darker and deeper at work. 
To complicate things, CIA Office of Inspector General auditors are hunting a killer of their own. Someone inside the Agency is a serial killer and all breadcrumbs lead to Preacher. Not good. Someone could get hurt looking into things better left alone.
All the while, Marta, Lance's only love, lurks at the back of his mind. So much left undone, unresolved.
The cast of characters in this Lance Priest/Preacher story includes all your favorites. Seibel pulls strings from the shadows. Wyrick accepted a desk job to carry on the mission Seibel started decades ago. Fuchs is always dependable, always a machine. 
The world was never ready for Lance Priest. 
Question is - what would this world be like without Preacher?
The Perfect Teacher is the seventh installment of the Lance Priest/Preacher series.


Now Available on kindle
THE PERFECT PATRIOT: A Lance Priest / Preacher Thriller (No. 6)

April 19,1995. It should have been joy and wonder and celebration. CIA ice-cold killer Lance Priest and equally deadly former KGB operative Marta Sidorova welcomed their baby - a girl, an angel, everything. 


News of the Oklahoma City Bombing came minutes after their personal angel was born. Murdered that day were 168 Americans, including 19 babies. Lance felt the pull, the need to right this terrible wrong. Preacher doesn't do anything halfway. His journey to find these killers leads him from the bomb's destructive aftermath in Oklahoma into danger at every turn as he uncovers a plot that will shake the nation to its core.

Meanwhile, the wave of death left in Preacher's wake from a week in Juarez months earlier creates a challenge that even Preacher may not be able to overcome. Bullets will fly. Bodies will fall. People will die. That happens when Lance is around. The Perfect Patriot is the fifth book in the Lance Priest/Preacher series. Hold on tight. It is a doozy.

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No. 5 in the Lance Priest/Preacher Series

Trieste, Italy. This beautiful port city at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea welcomes tourists from around the world to its picturesque coast.

Trieste also welcomes into its seaport an abundance of illegal cargo. Smuggling is big business. Trieste was the final location Marta Sidorova set up one of her clandestine networks in 1990, just months before meeting Lance Priest in Baghdad. She put the young and deadly Elena in charge of the operation.

The past always seems to rear its head with Lance. A two-word message left for Marta pleads for help. With a first baby just weeks from being born, Marta is unable to respond. Lance goes to Trieste in her place to search for the elusive and mysterious Elena. Lance has only 48 hours to find her, figure out what the hell is going on and try to stay alive.

A cast of unruly characters, including a Ukrainian drug smuggler, a desperate Bosnian Serb warrior, a Spanish sailing boat captain and others make for plenty of danger and maybe a little fun. The Perfect Instinct: Trieste 48 is book 5 in the Lance Priest/Preacher series.





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If you are looking for the Twilight Effect or Tree Tunnel essays, they are located on the Essays page.

View the video trailer for The Perfect Angel.

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Lower Prices for Digital

You can now purchase digital versions of Christopher Metcalf books at lower prices.

The Perfect Candidate -- $.99
The Perfect Weapon -- $1.99
The Perfect Angel -- $2.99
en el Medio -- $2.99
The Perfect Instinct -- $3.99
The Perfect Patriot -- $3.99
The Perfect Teacher -- $4.99

Note: We are unable to reduce the price of print copies because of required minimums for page count.

Reader Reviews of The Perfect Series:

"The first Lance Priest novel, "The Perfect Candidate" was a great roller coaster ride, but "The Perfect Weapon" is a super roller coaster with lots of twists and turns and a couple of fabulous loop-the-loops added in." -- Cathy

"When I got to the last page of the first book in this series - The Perfect Candidate, there was only one major issue that I had with the book - I wanted to turn to the next chapter and continue to witness the complex, engaging and lethal character Christopher Metcalf develops in Lance Priest. I ordered this second book as soon as I heard it was released. It is another great read that is equally hard to put down. The vivid details of Metcalf's action scenes made me want to read them over and over again." -- jemge

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The Perfect Candidate.

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