Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc


(Fiction, In-Production)

“Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc” is a Latin phrase which translates to, “After this, therefore because of this.” It is a concept meant to explain the connection between two or more events which may or may not have been connected and/or two or more events which may or may not have caused one another.

Emily Johannsson wants to be a cop someday. She has dreams of working for the FBI or the US Marshals or the Secret Service, or even the CIA. But right now, Emily is a 22-year-old college senior working on her double major of Criminal Psychology and Criminal Justice. During the summer between her first and second senior years of college, Emily was required to participate in an internship of her choice. She chose to do a three-month internship with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit of the Oklahoma City Police Department. Born and raised in OKC, she left Oklahoma to attend Merriam University, a small college in St. Louis. But this summer — this uncomfortably hot, sticky, and humid Oklahoma summer — Emily found herself in the middle of the biggest manhunt in Oklahoma since the search for Timothy McVeigh. A serial killer is killing women and children in rapid succession, and Emily not only becomes an observant student to one of the most notorious crime sprees in recent memory, she finds herself wrapping deeper and deeper into the case as she accompanies the OKC CSI Unit to each new murder scene.

POST HOC, ERGO PROPTER HOC is a nail-biting thriller which takes the reader to the edge of sanity, through the depths of insanity, and poses two inevitable questions:


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