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.”