Walter Danley


Walter Danley writes highly praised, fast-paced suspense thrillers to die for! As a four-decade veteran of the investment industry, this former executive can now write suspense thriller novels instead of living the experience every day. Walter  lives in the Texas Hill Country, where he works on his suspense thriller series, A Wainwright Mystery, and other standalone novels. Danley writes from his library office overlooking the Cibolo Creek.



Heart-pumping and entertaining, readers of THE TIPPING POINT: A Wainwright Mystery can’t help but keep moving forward until the end—and even then you will find yourself wanting more. "If you took Barbarians at the Gate and The Firm and blended them together with the best stories of Michael Crichton and John Sandford, then you’d get The Tipping Point by Walter Danley. From the slopes of Aspen to Caribbean beaches, Danley’s writing is on point in any climate. This is a can’t miss thriller!”
– Mark Fadden, award-winning author of The Brink.

Reading THE TIPPING POINT: A Wainwright Mystery is like watching a mystery and suspense movie. A chilling thriller novel brimmed with masterful subtleties The smooth writing style makes the narrative flow with a thrilling intricacy that truly gets the blood pumping.

Follow Garth Wainwright as he questions the death of a colleague. Ruled an accident, Wainwright knows his friend skied those same slopes his whole life. It was murder! Wainwright’s determination, developed after years in the investment world , forces him to look deeper, past the easy answers others have accepted.

A brilliantly written murder and suspense novel, it pursues questions of motive for his murdered business partner and finds that a conspiracy of fraud is in play. Answers lead only to more frightening mystery and suspense as Wainwright searches in places he never expected to look; places strangely close to home.

Full of intriguing characters in this international thriller, one is known simply as The Assassin. Part of his allure is that he came to his dark and illegal profession and how he rose to the top of a rotten barrel of hitmen in this murder novel.

THE TIPPING POINT: A Wainwright Mystery is a mystery thriller novel thoroughly loved by readers. With an iron-clad plot, believable characters, and suspense enough to keep you guessing until the very last page!

The tipping point

Great book!!!!!!!


Mystery and Suspence:The. Tipping Point.

Very, very enjoyable, loved the characters and all of the intrigue. Sorry about BJ being so bad. Look forward to reading another one.

Carol Evans

Good flowing story

This book had it all, a good flowing story . The book was hard to put down. I liked the characters.

Kindle Customer


Excellent writing ……love the characters, the story and the adventures from city to city….awesome…cannot wait to read book 2…thank you

Evelyn Oquendo

Five Stars

Well written and a page turner.

Charles Pergler

Inside moves

I read tipping point which I couldn’t put down and inside moves was the same , enjoyed everything about this book and I even got it free from the publisher.

Kindle Customer

Five Stars

enjoy the book would read more of yours. Pat

Amazon Customer

Great Book, fast read

Very good book,well-written good characters. Good pace bad will keep you guessing a bit. Good author will watch for more books!!!!

Joseph R. McNeil



Ellen White

A Great Read

My elective reading time is limited so I choose books to read very carefully. Inside Moves exceeded my expectations; it was fast moving and the multiple characters kept my focus and the book overall left me wanting more! I did not want it to end!

James T Nagle

You can’t go wrong with Walter Danley

This story will tear you in several directions, so be prepared. The once mesmerized husband has to look at the woman he loves in a whole new light. Or is it new? You will have to find out for yourself. Follow this twisting story until the end.




Amnesia Took His Past — The Mob Stole His Wife.
Getting Them Back May Cost Him His Life

After a horrific car crash, best-selling mystery and suspense novelist Garth Wainwright has no memory of how he ended up at UCLA Medical Center with a wired jaw, a broken arm, and other serious injuries. In fact, he has no memories at all. Following a month-long hospital stay, he’s released with the clothes he wore on admission, some keys, and a wallet.

A taxi drops Wainwright at the address on his driver’s license. One of his keys fits the lock, but as he stands in the kitchen, he feels like a burglar in another man’s home. After an exhaustive search, he finds an honorable discharge from the US Navy, a deed to his condo, and a marriage license. There’s just one problem: he has no clue who his wife is.

Eventually, he learns that his wife, attorney Lacey Kinkaid Wainwright, was with him during the crash but subsequently vanished. Is she dead? Was her body snatched? Was she kidnapped?

The LA Sheriff’s Department says the crash was no accident. Rather, it was a deliberate attempt to murder Wainwright. Logic says the person who tried to kill him is the one who has Lacey. But why? Wainwright’s frantic search for his wife and his lost memories stalls when he discovers evidence of Lacey’s hidden past life—a life that offends him and his sense of morality. Even so, he’s committed to tracking her down and freeing her from whoever’s holding her hostage, no matter the cost.

When Lacey’s captor, the head of a vast crime cartel, is identified, Wainwright launches a perilous international rescue mission with the help of his longtime friend Greg Mulholland of the FBI, Boston DA Investigator Renato Wilson, and an extremely unlikely and deadly ally, whom he must learn to trust to save Lacey before it’s too late.

With electrifying action scenes at every turn, author Walter Danley takes readers on a white-knuckle international journey into one man’s quest to regain his memories—and the love of his life.



When THEN turns into NOW, you are in a BLASTED PAST

Jim Nagle was beset with more problems than any 54-year old investment executive could handle. His ex-wife had her lawyers on him, his estranged son was in jail, and the California State Franchise Board was chasing him for back taxes. It seemed that everyone was against him. The topper of it all was that his business was growing so fast he was mismanaging it.

Then, in a single moment of a heartbeat his life was changed forever. A freak accident thrust Nagle back 145 years in time. Could this be real? Did this really happen? Is it even possible? Time had just been ripped away from him and Nagle finds himself stranded in a small post-Civil War Texas town.

He couldn’t deny reality standing on the dusty streets of this frontier village. The town was populated with gunfighters, drifters, hostile Indians and prostitutes sprinkled among the solid German immigrant citizens that founded it. Nagle came to believe that only God could have brought him to this place. A life-long Catholic, Nagle had slipped from grace with the Church over the years. His being here could not have been an accident but a part of God’s plan. Nagle’s renewed faith convinces him that his Maker wants him in 1872 for a reason. But what is that purpose? Was he sent here to change history? What was significant about being put in this place at this time in antiquity?

And while he waited for understanding of his circumstances, he needed to develop new coping skills to exist in this primitive environment. The modern contrivances he always relied on hadn’t been invented yet. This was a whole new ballgame. In fact, as he soon discovered, he would need some specialized skills pretty darn quick—just to stay alive.



From the opening scene in Blasted Past, Matthew Nagle speeds down the 210 freeway in Southern
California at 140 mph in a Lamborghini straight into Walter Danley’s equally fast paced story that takes the reader from 2017 to 1872 in a seamless example of expert wordsmanship that makes this an impossible book to put down. Part Sci Fi, part Western, this is a cleverly plotted and compelling story with a cast of expertly drawn characters that reflect the rare talents of a novelist at the top of his craft. Unpredictable, unusual, and unrelenting, Blasted Past is a book you will think about a long time after you close the cover. The posted summary of the story does a great job of laying out many details of the plot, but you have to read the book to experience the complexities of living in the past and knowing the future—it’s a great concept and a highly recommended read.

D.B. Jackson


If you like surprises, you’ll love Blasted Past, an artful blend of reality and fantasy that will keep you spellbound. Don’t miss it.

J. A. Wishard


Blasted past is well researched and well written. It is not just a thriller and not just an action packed western written by a well-informed, knowledgeable, and wise writer. It is a thought provoking journey into the past and a testimony to the fact that people aren’t good or bad because of the color of their skin or their culture but their character is developed in their skin and culture depending on the decisions they make in spite of those units. I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, anyone who likes history, and anyone who thinks deeply.

Allison Kohn

5 Stars

You can’t beat Walter Danley for putting together the kind of story everyone wants to read. I am a big fan of his Wainright series, but this one blew me away. I am the author who states, “Research is the story before it’s written.”; No one knows this better than Danley. His research for Blasted Past is obvious to any who read it. The detail given throughout this compelling story is amazing! It makes it so authentic you might think the story is true! As an author, I am also a lover of reading, and I can tell you, this one is worth reading!

Donalie Beltran

5 Stars

Reading Blasted Past was very interesting because it was an unusual story. I enjoyed it very much. Walter, my son, the author, yes, he is my son, and I’m his 101 year old mother. He does a great story using many unusual facts and Texas hill country history. Do read Blasted Past. You will like it, and wonder how Jim Nagel is doing in Boerne, Texas.

Evelyn Danley


Author Walter Danley is an original. If you’re looking for good writing, action, and a new twist to your fiction, give Blasted Past a shot. From the opening sentence to the unexpected path this story takes, you will be immediately caught up in the very creative plot that you never see coming as you speed through it with a cast of great characters. Blasted Past is one of those well-crafted works that you expect to see on the big screen, but rarely encounter in a novel. Hint: Don’t start this one until you are prepared to read a lot of pages
in one sitting—it’s hard to put down!

D.B. Jackson

History and Action rolled into tomorrow

Blasted Past was fast paced, diversified, and informative. I love the characters and Walter just has this man’s way of bringing the action right off the pages.

Valerie F.

Jason via Goodreads

On paper, this book shouldn’t work…and yet I was enthralled with this Western (and I don’t even like Westerns), meets Fantasy, meets Romance, meets History. A stand alone novel from Danley, yet it has ties to his Wainright series. Not wanting to give anything away…this novel follows Jim Nagle on a journey from California to Texas, and back again, in the most circuitous route-and that’s about all I can say without revealing major plot points. An intriguing, engrossing and satisfying read!


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Nov 04, 2017
Market Days

Danley occasionally attends street fairs or local market days to talk to readers about what authors they follow and read, what genre do they like, etc. Selling some books adds a bit more value to the event

Sep 09, 2016

SAN ANTONIO, TX – TUESDAY AUGUST 9, 2016- In an  operation which brings to mind the epic struggle in The Old Man and the Sea, Dr. Michael Eppinger and his Thoracic Cardiac surgery team successfully performed the delicate triple bypass operation on Walter Danley, a suspense and mystery author patient at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital […]

Mar 24, 2016
Book Reading

A strong turn out heard Danley read from his latest thriller, Inside Moves. Q & A followed the reading and during refreshments being served to the audience by the fine folks that sponsored the event.

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