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“STRIKE PRICE takes the reader from Oklahoma Indian reservations to the streets of Florence, in an imaginative and well informed fusion of oil refining economics, Native American politics, and the potential for lethal mayhem in the global energy market.”

Michael Ennis - - - author of New York Times bestseller, The Malice of Fortune L. A. Starks was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in northern Oklahoma, and now lives in Texas. She earned a chemical engineering bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from New Orleans' Tulane University, followed by a finance MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is co-inventor of a US patent. Working for well-known energy companies in engineering, marketing, and finance from refineries to corporate offices prepared Starks to write global energy thrillers. Starks continues to consult on energy economics and investing.

Two of her short stories have been published by Amazon Shorts. Her nonfiction has appeared in Mystery Readers Journal, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The San Antonio Express-News, Sleuth Sayer (MWA-SW newsletter), Natural Gas, Oil and Gas Journal, and investor website Seeking Alpha

Starks has run eight half-marathons. She serves on the board of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.


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13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy, Lynn Dayton Thriller #1
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Synopsis"An explosive debut novel"--Boston Globe Book Forum "Starks has made an impressive debut with the command, passion, and insight of an insider." -Michael Lucker, executive producer, Lucky Dog Filmworks "Wow...Once I was hooked, I was flipping the pages as fast as possible. I loved the whole plot because I found it to be very unique. The characters were very realistic and I loved how the story is told from both the protagonist and villain's point of view." -Tina Chan, reviewer, The Book...

Strike Price, Lynn Dayton Thriller #2
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Synopsis "If you're looking for big business wheeling-and-dealing, international intrigue, murder, mayhem, and high-geared action, you've come to the right place. Toss in a charming and nervy protagonist like Lynn Dayton and L. A. Starks' STRIKE PRICE is right on the money. Well-written, well-plotted and well worth a reader's time."--Carlton Stowers, two-time Edgar winner "STRIKE PRICE takes the reader from Oklahoma Indian reservations to the streets of Florence, in an imaginative and well...

The Second Law, Lynn Dayton Thriller #3
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Synopsis (Dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans.) TriCoast Energy executive Lynn Dayton is visiting the company's San Francisco refinery when it comes under attack. Saddened by the fiery deaths of several workers, she traces the explosion to software malfunctions and contacts cybersecurity chief Kanak Singh to track it back to the source. The second lawrefers to the second law of thermodynamics: it means that in an isolated system everything tends towards chaos. Lynn is...