bookGoing Knee To Knee (Confessions, Tales & Tribulations From Inside The FBI’s Polygraph Program)
…was written as a tribute to one of the FBI’s finest programs and the men and women who serve within it.

Primarily a collection of stories based on actual events, the author introduces a character, Special Agent Cy Donovan, who untangles a web of deceit through “knee to knee” interview and interrogation tactics commonly practiced throughout the world of polygraph. The author places the reader in the room as a witness to the dialogue between the subject and the accuser he sits across from. As the shrewd perpetrator attempts to spin a tale of deception, Cy Donovan works his themes in an effort to bring the liar through the gates of salvation by revealing the truth in each confrontation.

The book concludes as Donovan provides an educational discourse to a class of prospective FBI special agents with some “Straight Talk About Liars” as well as some insight into the recent history and current course of the Bureau’s polygraph program.

To purchase Going Knee To Knee…

*Directly from the author via email at for a signed copy. Mailing instructions will be provided.   Soft covers are $16 and hardbacks are $22. Free shipping within the USA.




HOLDUP NUMBER SIX (An FBI Novel Based On Actual Events)
Released through Peppertree Press, LLC Jan/2015

You can’t make this stuff up! This story relives a case once worked by the author. It features a corrupt state trooper who organizes a gang of thugs who follow his lead in carrying out six loosely coordinated holdups of armored trucks or their couriers. Retailers are also at risk.

Blending fact with fiction, Warner once again introduces Special Agent Cy Donovan of the FBI as the lead agent in pursuit of trooper Varnell Evins. The trooper’s band of pinheads proceeds in reckless abandon in a roller-coaster cops-and-robbers epic with a page-turner finish and missing money. Superbly crafted with the zeal of a veteran storyteller, the patois in the dialogue of the characters is retained for authenticity.

The gang’s much maligned personalities, in-articulate language, and outlandish performances coincide tragicomically with humor and sorrow as each holdup escalates in violence. Tempers explode among the villains in their quest for cash while tensions mount for Cy Donovan and his task force. Twists and turns evolve into a graduating crescendo near the end as Donovan is left to wonder if the loot will ever be recovered.

To purchase Holdup Number Six…

 *Directly from the author via email at for a signed copy. Mailing instructions will be provided.  Soft covers are $20. Free shipping within the USA.

*Soft covers, hardbacks, and kindle versions can also be purchased through The Peppertree Press at; Barnes & Noble Bookstores at; and Books-A-Million at; Amazon online. Prices will vary.


IMG_2986APPALACHIAN IMPASSE….A fictional crime thriller and distant sequel to HOLDUP NUMBER SIX! (Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC.)

Man’s inhumanity to man is on display in Appalachian Impasse. Set against the enticing but unpredictable world of the Appalachian Trail and the menacing atmosphere of a maximum-security prison, Warner weaves an adventurous tale of risk, revenge, murder, and chance.

Follow FBI Special Agent Cy Donovan, now retired, as he attempts to complete his hike of the Appalachian Trail. Unknowingly, he has made the list of four named for termination in a murder-for-hire contract put in place by an ex-cop he put away deep in the past. Warner brings to life numerous characters in vivid detail—some in their harrowing demise. Others however, are just along for the journey including a woman of interest to Cy—adding to the intrigue.

To purchase Appalachian Impasse

*Directly from the author via email at for a signed copy. Mailing instructions will be provided. Soft covers only at this time for $24 which includes shipping within the USA. 



INSIDE FBI POLYGRAPH (Confessions & Tales) 2nd ed. of GOING KNEE TO KNEE…(Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC.)

Essentially the same book as Going Knee To Knee with a few formatting changes coupled with a new cover and new title. Follow the same purchase instructions for Going Knee To Knee.

Purchase instructions….Contact the author via email at for a signed copy. Mailing instructions will be provided. Only soft covers are available for the book which is priced from the author at $15 plus shipping. 


OHIO BOYS (Unruly Short Stores Inspired By Actual Events) available via the author at Mailing instructions will be provided. Both hardback and soft covers available at $24.95 and $16.95 plus shipping. Also available through Peppertree Press LLC or by order through most bookstores and Amazon.

A collection of short stories involving unbridled mischief and juvenile romance in ‘small town’ Ohio—jaw dropping antics will keep you tuned in throughout the book all the way to the end. Cat burglars, the allure of homecoming queens and fast cars are just a sample of what to look for from these characters in their senseless acts of foolishness. Although not all of them are troubled tales. In fact, two of the stories, Yanks & Last In The Stick, have already received honorable mention in JOURNEYS VIII, An Anthology of Award-Winning Short Stories by Court Jester Publications in November, 2015.

AUTHOR NOTE: Books published through Tate Publishing & Enterprises (Going Knee To Knee, Inside FBI Polygraph & Appalachian Impasse) are currently only available via the author as Tate Publishing is transitioning to new endeavors. These books will be available in other venues as soon as the author can get them re-positioned with another publisher.