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Art Adkins has been in law enforcement for the last twenty-seven years and has worked as a police officer on the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department and as a sergeant on the LAPD. He is currently a sergeant with the Gainesville Police Department. Art Adkins has a BA in Liberal Studies and is the author of The Oasis Project.

According to the book description of The Oasis Project, “Why were they murdered? Shirley Waterbury does not believe her family's death was accidental. Shirley knows her father was too meticulous and too cautious and knew the sea too well to attempt to sail during an approaching hurricane. The sea was his life, and he would never jeopardize the welfare of her mother and her brother, Billy. She knows they were murdered, but with no indication of foul play, no one will investigate a tragedy classified as an accident.

Enter Slade Lockwood, a decorated twenty-year veteran of the LAPD, who returned to Cedar Key to find what he lost in law enforcement: himself. His reluctant acceptance to investigate the deaths of Shirley's family members will take him on a journey across America, where he finally finds what he has lost while unraveling the mystery behind the murders - a prize so priceless, it will rival Einstein and become the greatest gift ever bestowed upon the human race! The face of the world could change, and billions are at stake as Slade races against time to bring a ruthless killer to justice!

The Midwest Book Review said of The Oasis Project, “A motive can be the hardest thing to figure out when investigating a homicide.”The Oasis Project" follows Shirley Waterbury as she deals with the catastrophe of her family's death. Although the tragedy is ruled an accident, she refuses to believe it and wants to bring those responsible to justice. She finds support in a grizzled old cop who needs answers to why he does what he does anymore, and who thinks there may be something to Shirley's theory. A riveting mystery all the way through, "The Oasis Project" is a grade-A pick for community library mystery collections.”


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A reader of The Oasis Project said, “From the first words on the first page, the adventure will grip you and absorb you. The Oasis Project has likeable characters and you will want to cheer for the hero, Slade Lockwood. The plot will draw you in and keep you until the climatic finish. If you're familiar with Central Florida, you will recognize many of the locales used in this story. The description and atmosphere used to describe Cedar Key will inspire you to travel to the quaint little town.  Art Adkins has a unique gift to tell a story and bring the characters to life. I look forward to seeing his name linked with other great writers of our time.”

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