Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong takes on a gang of neo-Nazis in Strong to the Bone, an action-packed novel of the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series by Jon Land
1944: Texas Ranger Jim Strong investigates a triple murder inside a Nazi POW camp in Texas.
The Present: His daughter, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, finds herself pursuing the killer her father never caught in the most personal case of her career?a conspiracy stretching from that Nazi POW camp to a modern-day neo-Nazi gang.
A sinister movement has emerged from the shadows of history, determined to undermine the American way of life. Its leader, Armand Fisker, has an army at his disposal, a deadly bio-weapon, and a reputation for being unbeatable. But he’s never taken on the likes of Caitlin Strong and her outlaw lover, Cort Wesley Masters.
To prevent an unspeakable cataclysm, Caitlin and Cort Wesley must win a war the world thought was over.
When a beloved state senator plunges to his death at Alexa Williams' feet in the Capitol Rotunda, the authorities suspect suicide. Although the powerful chair of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee was at the center of a controversial new bill to expand hydraulic fracturing, he was also rumored to be ill. Shaken, Alexa tries to move past the disturbing incident by concentrating on work. She's leading a senate commission on sex trafficking. Plus, she's helping an old college roommate sue a natural gas company for their role in causing her daughter's rare cancer.
In researching the lawsuit, Alexa becomes embroiled in the high-stakes politics of fracking. As the relationship with her state trooper boyfriend drifts onto the rocks, Alexa is drawn to a charismatic state legislator who's leading an anti-fracking crusade. Then, the police shock Alexa with the news that she could be in danger; she's a witness to the senator's murder, not his suicide.
When Alexa narrowly escapes a sniper's bullet, she must discover why she's a target—and who she can trust—before the next shot hits its mark.
With Sherry Knowlton's trademark mix of feminism, history, romance, and fast-paced thrills, Dead of Spring skyrockets from the fracking fields of the Marcellus Shale to the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster of 1979 to the rolling hills of Tuscany to the halls of Pennsylvania state government. In this suspenseful tale of corruption and runaway greed, Alexa Williams proves, once again, that she's a formidable heroine. The twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat.
"Smart, sexy, and un-put-downable." —John Lescroart
In the style of Dashiell Hammett, ex-IRS agent turned gumshoe-in-training, Mortimer Angel, is approached by a beautiful hooker, Holiday, in a casino bar in Reno. Mort first met Holiday two months ago, but now learns that she's not really a hooker. She's a college engineering student, searching for her younger sister, Allie, who disappeared three months ago. Having seen Mort in the news, Holiday knows he's a PI who finds missing persons. While in the bar with Mort, Holiday gets an unexpected phone call from Allie, who says she's in Gerlach, a small town in Nevada. The call is cut off. Holiday hires Mort on the spot, dragging him off to Gerlach. When Mort finds a connection between Allie and US Senator Harry "Liar" Reinhart, a presidential candidate who vanished without a trace three days ago, things quickly turn deadly ... very deadly.
A missing child. An eccentric mother. An obsessed and troubled investigator. A police psychologist trying to help them all—at her own peril.
Police psychologist Dr. Dot Meyerhoff is pulled into the vortex of a terrible crime involving an eccentric photographer whose images of children make her a prime suspect in the disappearance of her own daughter. The principal investigator in the case is a young officer whose dedication to work and obsession with finding the missing child is tearing his own family apart. Trapped between her allegiance to the investigator, her complicated connections to the photographer, and her unstable relationship with the police chief, Dot must find a way to help everyone involved. As Dot's psychological expertise and determination contribute to solving the mystery, her involvement with the missing child's extended, dysfunctional family brings her face-to-face with painful psychological issues of her own. The Fifth Reflection delivers a chilling, up-close look at the psychological strain of investigating Internet crimes against children, the complexities of being married to a cop, and the deadliness of jealousy.
After being laid off from his job as a newspaper reporter in a coastal Florida town, Dexter Vega meets a wealthy retiree who hires him to find his daughter who is supposed to be attending the local college. When Vega visits his client to inform him that his daughter is in Mexico, he discovers the man has been murdered. And Vega’s prints are all over the murder weapon.
As the police build a case against him, Vega flies to Mexico City to locate his client’s daughter, hoping she will help him find the murderer and thus clear his name. But when he finds the woman, she tells him a very different story—nothing is as it seems.
Beaten by thugs and ordered to leave Mexico, Vega returns home to find himself immersed in a web of blackmail, greed, and revenge. Still pursued by the cops—and now a target of evil predators.
From her small Quantico office, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell has profiled serial killers using Poloraids, faxed copies and scraps of evidence provided by homicide detectives from across the country. She's gained a reputation for successfully profiling killers and solving crimes without ever stepping foot at a real crime scene.
Then comes Albert Stucky, and nothing will ever be the same.
Stucky is a sadistic madman who enjoys his twisted games as much as he enjoys the kill. Pieces of victims start showing up in takeout containers, strategically left for unsuspecting bystanders to find. Sometimes the body is dumped near by. Others are never found.
Maggie is tasked with profiling the murders. Despite all her skills and talents nothing has prepared for this. For the first time in her career she’s seeing the gruesome crime scenes firsthand, because this madman has chosen the backwoods of Virginia as his killing grounds.
When Stucky discovers an attractive female FBI agent is part of the task force to stop him, he begins to taunt Maggie. He leaves notes and bits and pieces as if they were clues for a morbid scavenger hunt. Each step of the way he’s daring Maggie to catch him if she can, all the while planning to make her his next prey.
When a struggling author with a secret government past is hired by a wealthy philanthropist to investigate a cold murder case, he has no choice but to expose the dark and buried secrets of a powerful political family in Chicago.
Sebastian Drake is a novelist working out of a dilapidated apartment in the city who’s trying to come up with his next story idea. But he’s stuck.
Drake receives an unexpected visit from a man interested in hiring him for a project and who thinks he has just the solution to Drake’s writing challenges. He also thinks that Drake’s past and secret life with a shadow government organization is a valuable asset. His proposition to Drake is simple: become a hired agent to investigate a cold murder case involving one of Chicago’s most powerful political families. The job comes with a decent paycheck, all the support he might need, and the types of real life experiences that can form the basis for great fiction stories.
This is a story about a man with a new lease on life, who leads a dual existence. Behind his desk, he is an aspiring author. On the streets, he is a rogue undercover and unknown vigilante.
His biggest challenge is keeping intact the fine line between reality and fiction.
Unless your home is in a place so volatile that the devil himself would give it a wide berth and the only direction you’re trying to move … is out.
Seraphina Glen came up from an average street hustler to a married woman with a prestigious address and twin teenage stepchildren. She walked away from her old life burning bridges and stomping on the ashes. However, that escape was temporary. Now she finds herself back in her old apartment dragging her husband’s failure in a bag with her broken dreams.
The twins are struggling with the significant life downgrade in a neighborhood filled with buildings so closely packed and stacked they block out all sunlight and hope. Of course, that also means it locks in liars, thieves, and drug dealers. Her husband’s depression smothers any lingering happy thoughts that managed to grow like weeds through concrete.
As Seraphina reacquaints herself with the rules of survival, she takes steps that shake the foundation of the ideal family she tried to construct. When her circle becomes a target, what punishment is she willing to dole out and what will she be forced to endure when she finds herself caught in the midst of fire?
Follow Pit Viper and his partner, CD, as they try to unravel their latest case. A client hires Pit to find a young lady. However, as the dead bodies pile up, Pit is not sure if she is the victim or the killer. Each lead has a twist that sends Pit spiraling deeper into the unknown. Could it be that the killer is the one staring back at him in the mirror?
Greed, envy and ego in a small town in western Oklahoma. She was mean and petty and wanted to control everyone. That signed her death warrant. Discover life in a small town. Secrets, affairs and shocking surprises. If you love mysteries than you will adore this nail biting thriller.
Mancuso, in his admitted Sherlock Holmes style, likes to look beyond the obvious. To observe things others looked at, but, did not see. Former NYPD Detective, Giuseppe “Joey” Mancuso, and his half-brother, Father Dominic O’Brian have ten days before the end of the trial, to find the real murderer. Real Estate developer, Harold Longworth, is facing life in prison for the murder of his wife in the Sagaponack, Long Island, New York, home. Just hired by the defense attorneys, Joey realizes that for a whole year before the trial, the attorneys have bundled the investigation. Was it on purpose? Are the attorneys covering something up? The day of the murder, a year ago, Suffolk PD homicide detectives, found Mr. Longworth, alone in the home, sitting by his wife’s body after he called 9-1-1. Her blood was on his clothes. His bloody prints were on the murder weapon. Gunshot residue, on his arms and hands. The prosecution is on the last days of their presentation. They have proven opportunity on the part of Longworth. As for motivation, they are about to show that Mrs. Longworth, the victim, was asking for a divorce, and settlement on a $75 Million estate. Further, they uncovered that Mr. Harold Longworth, suspected his wife of having an affair. Joey, having been nicknamed; The Last Advocate of the Victims, by the local New York press, due to their last case, in which they solved three murders in one week, was hired reluctantly, by the defense in the last days of the trial. Margery, the 19-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Longworth, insisted that Joey and brother Dominic get involved in the case. As Mancuso and Father O’Brian begin working the case, from their center of operations; Captain O’Brian’s Pub and Cigar Bar, corner of Beaver and Hanover Streets, in the Financial District of Manhattan, they find that there could be a lot more to this murder. The Longworth Foundation, a $100 Million non-profit-organization, is under FBI probe and IRS audit, for potential tax-schemes, money laundering, and colluding with foreign governments. Mancuso, in his admitted Sherlock Holmes style, likes to look beyond the obvious. To observe things others looked at, but, did not see. Can Mancuso and O’Brian save Mr. Longworth from a life-sentence? Will they be able to unravel a possible fraudulent tax scheme being concocted by the Foundation executives? Or, is it simply a case of the husband did it, out of jealously? Join Joey and Father Dominic, as they work feverishly in the last days of the trial, in their latest crime mystery. A whodunit page turner, with sides of humor and romance.
A Murder on Wall Street takes us inside the world of Captain O'Brian's Irish Pub and Cigar Bar in Manhattan, a legendary hotspot in the Financial District. Investigating the death are pub owners Joey Mancuso, fired from the NYPD for his unorthodox methods, and his brother Father Dominic, who isn't your typical priest. Also investigating is Marcy Martinez, a Cuban bombshell and FBI agent who's Joey's girlfriend. When a customer kills himself after celebrating the night before, the three know something's wrong. Turns out, the customer's death coincides with people losing money, and lots of it—and some of those people are very, very dangerous. The apparent suicide of a hedge fund executive and the hit and run accident of his assistant leads Mancuso, Father O'Brian, and FBI Special Agent Martinez into the underworld of Wall Street. Money laundering, insider trading, and a Ponzi scheme are but a few of the crimes they uncovered, as they try and piece together this crime-ridden puzzle. Joey Mancuso spent sixteen years in the NYPD earning his First Grade Detective shield and becoming one of the most successful homicide detectives. His last case, the murder of a homeless person in an alley behind the famed 21 Club, went unsolved. Political pressure undermined the case, as Joey's efforts led him to a congressional candidate and a Wall Street major donor with political juice. His efforts to continue the investigation in spite of the pushback caused his forced retirement from the NYPD. The Internal Affairs Division has sealed his file warning him to cease or else. Now a half-owner, with his half-brother, Catholic priest, Father Mancuso, of an Irish pub, he continues his quest to solve crimes. Both are private investigators and together with Joey's girlfriend, FBI agent Marcy, set out to bring to justice perpetrators of crimes, law enforcement is ignoring. Can a priest, his brother, and the brother's girlfriend solve a murder case and see justice done—or will they be the murderer's latest victim? Fast-paced, suspenseful and thrilling, A Murder on Wall Street is one case you'll want to solve yourself. But the ending is unexpected, as the puzzle finally comes together in this page-turner you won't want to put down.
In high school, a friend’s mother blames Grayson Steele for the tragic death of her daughter. Now, years later, Grayson is wealthy and successful, but on the brink of suicide. Because the women he loves are dying. And he can’t stop it.
Gillian Fletcher wants to help.
Knowing about Grayson’s circumstances, she derives a plan. Catch the killer who’s making Grayson Steele’s life a living hell. But there’s only one way to do it. She has to be the bait.
But solving Grayson’s curse could risk everything she holds dear.
As Grayson and Gillian’s plan takes shape, they must not only expose a killer, but also their feelings for each other. The further they go, the more secrets they will reveal. Secrets that will illuminate not just a murderer, but shocking truths that neither may be prepared to face.
W.J. Evans takes readers on a journey filled with greed and retribution as FBI Agent Julia Harrow works to discover the connection between the three cases. But when “the coldest, most attractive woman to ever work for the Bureau” starts to suspect real estate developer Frank McCormick, things become infinitely more complex. Will he help her solve the case or end up killing her? As they work their way through the maze of twists and turns, Frank and Julia uncover an international criminal operation that puts them both at risk for elimination.
In a tale of suspense that travels from Southcentral Pennsylvania to Africa to the iconic Woodstock Festival of 1969, Dead of Summer embroils Alexa Williams in the dangerous world of sex trafficking.
With help from friends, family, and her yoga practice, Alexa Williams is finally starting to recover from last autumn’s trauma of finding a dead body and the violence that ensued. The young attorney can’t believe that her summer has begun with the discovery of another body. This time, the dead woman was famous for her worldwide campaign against sex trafficking. The murder hits close to home: the late activist was a friend and mentor to Alexa’s best friend, Melissa.
While the town mourns, Alexa stumbles into a burglary at Melissa’s home, barely escaping serious harm. A client asks for help in convincing the police that her foster child is not a runaway, and Alexa learns that other local girls have gone missing. Drawn into the fight to save lost and exploited children, Alexa discovers a community of child activists. A local philanthropist wants Alexa to join his foster care empire. A sexy social worker and a hip college professor want a more personal connection with Alexa, but she is also drawn to the police detective leading the murder investigation.
Searching for answers, Alexa becomes entangled in a web of deception and danger that puts both her heart and her life at risk. By the time she discovers that the key to the present lies in the halcyon days of peace and music, it may be too late.
While on a flight from California, an emergency landing interrupts Mara Byrnes vacation plans to visit family in Arkansas. A Federal agent escorts her off the plane which is followed by an unexpected detour to Florida. When she meets the person behind the abduction, Mara learns she may hold the key to finding a cure for several terminal diseases. Others believe she does and will stop at nothing to kill her. Investigator Alex Strange learns of Mara’s abduction and starts his own search to find her. He faces many twists and turns that eventually lead him to Mara’s side, but can he save her? When events turn personal, Mara discovers she’s been the victim of an elaborate deception. Life as she knows it will never be the same. Can she survive? Will she find a cure for the diseases that plague the world? Come along for the ride as Mara Byrne faces danger and intrigue once again.
Chicago Examiner reporter Leo Townsend has landed the interview of a lifetime with openly gay, front-running US presidential candidate Griffin Carlisle. But when Leo is forced to abandon the interview to rush to the side of his estranged father who has suffered a near-fatal heart attack, Leo's personal and professional worlds collide. When Griffin offers to visit the Townsend farm for an interview, secrets are exposed that jeopardize not just Leo's family, but an entire nation.
Gifted with unique abilities, Royce Fletcher struggles to find his place in the world. Living a solitary life in the woods, he finds his quiet existence disrupted by unexpected visitors. Visitors he would prefer to avoid.
Despite his attempts to protect himself, Royce finds himself caught up in an unexpected romance, a local murder investigation, and a destiny he has little interest in pursuing.
The more he tries to pull away, the more drawn in he becomes, until he must face the demons that refuse to go away. Demons that risk more than just his life, but all that he holds dear.
Following the events in J.T. Bishop's fourth book, Curse Breaker, High Child is a fast-paced, page-turning, suspense story that will keep readers guessing until the end.
If you like a fun read with compelling characters and unexpected twists, then pick up High Child today!
"Judy Bishop delivers another marvelous read. High Child is an exceptional novel with a unique premise, strong characterization, intriguing mystery, and a thrilling, suspenseful plot. Readers will adore Bishop's thoroughly engrossing, imaginative series and eagerly await the next installment." - NY Literary Magazine
Set in the scenic, rural Wet Mountain Valley of southern Colorado, the White Feather Mysteries are a delightful cross between "Cozy Mystery" and "Geezer Lit". White Feather, an old Cherokee medicine man, uses his unique skills to compete with the local Sheriff's Office to solve mysteries. He sometimes compliments but more often complicates the more traditional investigating methods of local law enforcement. The Wet Mountain Valley Sheriff's Office has its hands full when they must not only deal with solving a homicide, but, with limited resources, must call in the CBI and deal with an arrogant and closed-minded agent. Sam Morrison, fired from the Denver Police Homicide Division, accepts a job in the beautiful Wet Mountain Valley Sheriff's Office just in time to work on the Ludwig murders. His life is complicated by the fact that his wife and kids moved to the Wet Mountain Valley to get away from him after the divorce. Can he solve the crime? More importantly, can he put his life and his family back together again.
In this absorbing debut novel, a string of violent murders of prostitutes in Quinton, Massachusetts is consuming all of award-winning crime reporter Devon Bailey’s attention as she covers the murders for the Quinton Herald. While her work occupies her every hour, it also helps her move on after the end of her marriage to Ellis Priest. But when Priest leaves a desperate message on her phone from the county jail where he’s being held on suspicion of murder of professional photographer, Carlos Marks, she can’t just let him sit there without finding out what happened. Bailey and Ari Knowles, the first openly lesbian police officer in the Quinton Police Department, are brought into an uneasy alliance as Bailey continues her investigative reporting on the prostitute murders while quietly trying to clear her husband of the Marks murder. An encounter with a known prostitute, a stealth visit to the Marks crime scene, and some alleged compromising photos of Bailey, lead her and Knowles to some disturbing connections that prove both risky and life-threatening.
Ed Earl Burch, a cashiered vice and homicide detective, has his life narrowed down to chasing financial fugitives from the carnage of the oil bust and savings and loan crash that scarred Dallas in the mid-1980s. Throw in the occasional wayward spouse and a ready eye for the next round of bourbon, sipped with a boot resting on the rail of his favorite saloon. He’s an ex-jock gone to seed, a private investigator with bad knees and a battered soul. He’s trying to keep at bay the memories of three ex-wives, the violent mistakes that got him booted off the force, a dead partner and the killer who got snuffed before Burch could track him down. Play it smart and cautious. Keep the lines straight. Don’t take a risk. Don’t give a damn. It’s the creed of the terminal burnout and he’s living it a day at a time, drink by drink. That all changes when Carla Sue Cantrell walks into his life. She's a short blonde with ice-blue eyes and a taste for muscle cars, crystal meth and the high-wire double-cross. Pointing a Colt 1911 at his head, she tells him his partner’s killer, a narco named Teddy Roy Bonafacio, is still alive. She forces him into a deadly game where Burch is framed for murder and chased by cops and the narco’s hitman, a nasty piece of work named Willie "Badhair" Stonecipher. Burch and Cantrell are on the run through the scrubby Texas Hill Country, home of the sixth largest bat cave in the world, and the high desert of El Paso and northern Mexico. They're gunning for the same man both want dead – Bonafacio. Known as T-Roy or El Rojo Loco, he's surrounded himself with powerful allies at a rancho on the Mexican side of the border, including an old bruja and her sons who have a taste for human sacrifice rooted in the way of the ancient Aztecs. Final destination – kill or be killed. Take a waltz across Texas with Ed Earl Burch and Carla Sue Cantrell. It’s one helluva dance.
Catherine Ridenour, a fledgling journalist, has a secret she vowed never to disclose, not even to her best friend, Tracy.
When Tracy asks Catherine to be her maid of honor, Catherine is overjoyed, but when she learns that Tracy is marrying a man she’s known for only two months and the wedding is in one week, Catherine suspects something strange is going on.
Catherine investigates the fiancé and comes to believe the man her best friend is about to marry is a serial rapist.
She must find a way to stop the wedding and save her friend from making the biggest mistake of her life. But to expose Tracy’s fiancé for what he is, Catherine must disclose her own secret.
"Readers will grow enamored with these characters and the dark twisty plot." —Redbook
Psychologist and police consultant Dr. Pepper Hunt, struggling to deal with the murder of her husband, leaves the private practice they shared and relocates to Wyoming. There, in the stark landscape of the high desert, there is nothing to remind her of everything she lost and left behind. Then her new patient, Kimi Benally, goes missing in a Wyoming blizzard after her last therapy session—making Pepper the last person to see her. She knows the secrets Kimi shared in therapy hold clues to her mysterious disappearance, and she joins forces with Detective Beau Antelope to try to discover what’s happened to her. But as she follows the trail of Kimi’s obsession with the past, Pepper begins to fear the worst for her missing patient?and her own haunted memories surface.
Susan Wiles is driving home from open house on a winding, mountain road late at night. Nearly falling asleep at the wheel, she is startled when she hears something hit her Prius from out of nowhere. It's a dead woman lying in the road! Susan panics. Did she hit this pedestrian? After calling for help, she notices that the body lying dead on the road is her school's assistant principal, Melissa Chadwick. Her detective daughter arrives at the scene and sensing something isn't right, discourages her mother from admitting guilt. Is this an accident, or a murder? Was Melissa killed by a coworker, someone with a grudge against her husband's recently relocated business, or someone very close to her heart? Feeling responsible, retired teacher Susan Wiles puts on her sleuthing cap, determined to find the answer. Will she find out the truth, or will tragedy once again strike the cozy New York town of Westbrook?
Private Investigator Edwina "Eddie Shoes" Schultz's most recent job has her parked outside a seedy Bellingham hotel, photographing her quarry as he kisses his mistress goodbye. This is the last anyone will see of the woman... alive. Her body is later found dumped in an abandoned building. Eddie's client, Kendra Hallings, disappears soon after. Eddie hates to be stiffed for her fee, but she has to wonder if Kendra could be in trouble too. Or is she the killer?
Eddie usually balks at matters requiring a gun, but before she knows it, she is knee-deep in dangerous company, spurred on by her card-counting adrenaline-junkie mother who has shown up on her doorstep fresh from the shenanigans that got her kicked out of Vegas. Chava is only sixteen years older than Eddie and sadly lacking in parenting skills. Her unique areas of expertise, however, prove to be helpful in ways Eddie can't deny, making it hard to stop Chava from tagging along.
Also investigating the homicide is Detective Chance Parker, new to Bellingham's Major Crimes unit but no stranger to Eddie. Their history as a couple back in Seattle is one more kink in a chain of complications, making Eddie's case more frustrating and perilous with each tick of the clock.
Private Investigator Eddie Shoes is enjoying a rare period of calm. She's less lonely now that Chava, her card-counting mom from Vegas, is sharing her home. She also has a new companion, Franklin, a giant dog of curious ancestry.
Hoping for a lucrative new case, Eddie instead finds herself taking on a less promising client: her best friend from her childhood in Spokane. Dakota has turned up in Bellingham in jail, where she is being held on a weapons charge. Eddie reluctantly agrees not only to lend her friend money for bail but to also investigate who is stalking her. Soon after Dakota is freed, she disappears again, leaving Eddie to answer to the local cops, including her ex-boyfriend Chance Parker. Has Dakota been kidnapped? If not, why did she jump bail? What are Eddie's business cards doing on the bodies of two murder victims?
The key to these mysteries lies in Dakota and Eddie's shared history, which ended when Eddie left home after high school. As a person of interest in both murder cases, Eddie is forced to go in search of the truth, digging into the past and facing her own demons.
After five years in Africa, researching the decline of elephant populations, Kate Caraway's project comes to a screeching halt when she shoots a poacher and is forced to leave the country. Kate and her husband travel to a friend's ranch in Texas for a much-needed rest. But before Kate even has a chance to unpack, her friend's daughter pleads for Kate's assistance. The young woman has become entangled in the ugly world of greyhound abuse and believes Kate is the only one with the experience and tenacity to expose the crime and find out who is responsible. On the case for only a few hours, Kate discovers a body, complicating the investigation by adding murder to the puzzle. Now, she's in a race against time to find the killer before she becomes the next victim...
For decades Clover Groves a quiet rural community has been the prefect place to rear a family. The World War, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl have brought about a change in this quiet, traditional, bedroom community. And the Sumpner family will have to make changes as well.
Insecure American graduate student Crispin Leads has come to the Vatican to study burial rituals and catch up with her oldest friend, Sister Lew, historian for the Shroud of Turin. Within hours of Crispin's arrival she witnesses a murder and is drawn into an investigation of multiple homicides. When Lew disappears, Crispin is accused of being involved. Although she doesn't trust him, Crispin accepts the help of a young priest, Roberto Rossini. The pair stay one step ahead of the police and a determined assassin as they try to unravel the mystery.
In Spencer County’s history, mysteries are numerous—and lethal…
As Sheriff Piper Blackwell rushes to a clandestine meeting with an aging, paranoid veteran who believes spies are trailing his every move, she is caught in a fierce thunderstorm. Pounding rain drums against the bluff, washing away the earth and revealing a grisly secret someone tried to bury a long time ago.
Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff, and searching for the thief who robbed the old veteran of his life’s earnings, sends Piper delving into the sleepy towns that dot her rural county. Now she’s digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.
Accompanied by Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper seeks to expose a truth someone wants to remain forever hidden. The investigation may have started with a thunderstorm, but Piper aims to finish it and find justice. Uncovering fragments of Spencer County’s history could prove more dangerous—and deadlier—than she ever expected.
The Man Behind the Glass is based around a character called Septimus Blackwood, a Victorian photographer with a difference. The tale is set in London’s East End in the year 1860. A mysterious Gothic adventure of a man’s quest to capture life and cheat death through photography. Septimus races against time to discover his family’s long lost legacy buried deep amongst the forgotten rivers and cellars of old London. Unbeknown to him a mysterious old woman looks on.... The story, along with its highly satirical characters escort the reader on an emotional journey into a world of intrigue, suspense and the supernatural. Atmosphere seeps out of every gulley of this twisting and ever turbulent road; darkness and light, creation and calamity. Encounter magical discoveries that will pick the pocket of your dreams for now and evermore.
The Second Target is a tale of revenge in the flavor of Frederick Forsyth's The Day of the Jackal. In 1942, the FBI captured eight German saboteurs after two of their band ratted out the other six. Those six were executed. The remaining two were imprisoned and after serving their sentence, were released into Witness Protection. This is the inciting incident that draws P.I. Luke Rizzo, an ex-NYPD narc, into the pursuit of a deranged man. The year is 2000. The man is Werner Schmitt, a former East German Stasi agent and the son of one of the executed saboteurs. He is seeking revenge on the two betrayers. He is also after a large cache of money provided by the Nazis to finance the saboteurs' mission fifty-eight years ago but never accounted for. Schmitt's vengeance and greed have lethal consequences, and leave a trail of victims from London, into Pennsylvania and on to New York. Rizzo has to locate the targets before the nut case does. Who will get there first?
What does it mean that a young girl is found standing in a Dumpster outside an Ironton, N.J. grocery store on a cold March night? That's the puzzle facing Detective Frank Nagler. Nothing is what it seems. Why are he and his friends being followed by a black SUV? Why does the search involve Sister Katherine, a nun from Nagler's youth? And why does everyone seems to be lying about everything?
That's the challenge facing Nagler in the third Frank Nagler Mystery, "The Weight of Living."
It is an intense, involving page-turner, with scenes that will shock the reader and grab at the emotional bond they will have with the characters, all leading to a surprising, yet hopeful end.
Fifteen years have passed since Victor Beasley was beaten to death in Clover Groves. Lea Sumpner disappeared the same year and has not been heard from since. Sheriff Crane finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having these two possible crimes to solve, just as he is preparing for retirement. Corbin and Ella Sumpner are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their seven children and grandchildren for Christmas. All seems well for the Sumpner family. But as usual, with a family of over nine people, circumstances change quickly. Not always for the better.
Have you ever thought with today's technology if the United States became involved in another world war how the United States would be victorious without firing a shot and the rest of the world not know the war existed?
With today’s technology, have you ever pondered how the next World War would be conducted?
With recent revelations concerning the N.S.A. and the C.I.A., do you trust our clandestine covert operations?
Do you feel our government is telling us the truth or do they lie to us?
Can we trust Congress to use our money wisely?
Does the old adage, ‘The end justifies the means’ hold true to our way of life? Or is it just a rationalization of overt government corruption and corporate greed?
Do we as Americans learn from history or are we on track to become another fallen Roman Empire?
Does world domination have to be done militarily or is there another way?
Read R. D. Peterson’s new book, “Who Dunn It??? The Memoirs of a Live Dead Man!!! Or Not??? And find out!
No marriage is easy. The same was true of Renee and Samone's. Once high school sweethearts, they found themselves drifting apart, feeling trapped together, alone. Then, tragedy strikes, and Renee is left crumbling under the weight of the guilt of not having been a good wife. Enter Silver, a smooth-talking, handsome stranger with glistening forearms. Seeing Renee as vulnerable, he strikes, catching his prey. Renee is left reeling from the renewed grief of losing her husband, now compounded with the devastation of a terrible encounter with a stranger. The encounter not only leaves Renee in emotional turmoil, but it embroils her in a dark web of unsavory characters facing Unspeakable Things. Author Jackie Warren Tatum eloquently captures the mingling of regret and grief from losing a loved one--and the surprising places people turn to find comfort. Unspeakable Things a novel is about love lost, danger found, and the slow road to self-discovery.
If it moves away from you, it's food; if it moves toward you, you're food. The 1957 murder of an undercover cop in a New York City housing project has unexpected ties to the unsolved disappearance of a young father walking home in those same projects with his son, Angelo, on Christmas Eve six years before. The only witness to the cop killing is Angelo, now 13, while on his way to seek his own revenge in the early morning hours. The killers know he saw them. A series of gripping events forge a union between a priest, a Mafia boss, a police detective, and Angelo, a gang member. In the end, Weepers shows us that the courage of the underdog despite fear and moral ambiguity will conquer intimidation.
ALL THEY WANTED WAS A CHILD. THEY NEVER EXPECTED THIS.
A childless couple. An adoption specialist. A little girl with a secret. A young boy with unimaginable powers. A scientist with an over-inflated ago. And an elderly psychic who knows the truth.
In the fall of 2002, in Seattle, Claire and Logan Keller adopt five-year-old Samantha Jennings and welcome her into their home. But then strange, bizarre, and incredible things begin to happen. The Kellers are unwittingly pulled into an unfathomable world of deception, power, and supsense. They find themselves on the run from an unseen force, searching for answers while trying to stay alive. What they find waiting for them is both shocking and unforgettable.
The Adoption is a riveting action adventure thriller full of twists that will keep you guessing until the very end. A mix of science fiction, paranormal mystery, and the supernatural, it grabs you and keeps you turning the pages.
The discovery of planet x affects the lives of everyone, only Rachel doesn't know it. Instead, she is haunted by the truth of her father's sudden and tragic demise. Was is a terrible accident, suicide, murder? Sadly Rachel finds compelling evidence of all three.The truth, however, for Paranormal Network tabloid journalist Kelly Ramirez is not so elusive. The discovery of planet x falls squarely into her shapely, toned lap. As she delivers planet x information to her viewers, she finds herself being systematically destroyed by friends, colleagues and lovers alike.Aliens walk among us, the faithful warn that it is the end of times, and the government insists that we the people should relax, because everything is just fine. With a giant red gas planet hurdling toward earth, would anything be fine ever again? Janet R. Brienza is a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where she resides with the love of her life, Jeff, and their four fur children.
A painful past. A wall of steel. And an ex from hell.
Could the holidays get any worse? After his dad’s death, Detroit FBI field agent Colton Ramsay didn’t think so. His mom's on hospice and his ex-college sweetheart just married his ex-roommate--and now he's been assigned to investigate a murder in the icy wastelands of the Upper Peninsula. But when sexy ski hill manager Kyra Erikkson and her five-year-old son storm into Colton's life, he has a change of heart. Her chestnut curls and baby blues ignite a carnal need deep within that he’d suppressed long ago. But Kyra and her son need his protection. Can Colton lower his emotional wall and let love in?
A secret past. A life on the run. And an ex from hell.
Hamas has taken power in Palestine, and the Israeli government is rounding up threats. When Palestinian policewoman Rania Bakara finds herself thrown in prison, though she has never been part of Hamas, her friend Chloe flies in from San Francisco to get her out. Chloe begs an Israeli policeman named Benny for help?and Benny offers Rania a way out: investigate the death of a young man in a village near her own. The young man’s neighbors believe the Israeli army killed him; Benny believes his death might not have been so honorable.
Initially, Rania refuses; she has no interest in helping the Israelis. But she is released anyway, and returns home to find herself without a job and suspected of being a traitor. Searching for redemption, she launches an investigation into the young man’s death that draws her into a Palestinian gay scene she never knew existed.
With Chloe and her Palestinian Australian lover as guides, Rania explores a Jerusalem gay bar, meets with a lesbian support group, and plunges deep into the victim’s world, forcing her to question her beliefs about love, justice, and cultural identity.
A Kid’s Curiosity … A Parent’s Nightmare The award-winning author of Anybody’s Daughter is back with an addictive courtroom drama that gives readers a shocking look inside the juvenile criminal justice system. Graylin Alexander is a model fourteen-year-old. When his adolescent curiosity gets the best of him, Graylin finds himself embroiled in a sexting scandal that threatens to ruin his life. Jenny Ungerman, the attorney hired to defend Graylin, is smart, confident and committed. She isn’t thrilled, however, when ex-prosecutor Angela Evans joins Graylin’s defense team. The two women instantly butt heads. Can they put aside their differences long enough to ensure Graylin gets justice? Unbeknownst to Angela, her boyfriend Dre is wrestling with his own drama. Someone from his past wants him dead. For Dre, his response is simple—kill or be killed.
Dina's life is thrown into turmoil when the past comes back to haunt her. After believing for three years that her son was stillborn, strange events begin to hint that may not be the truth. Plagued by thoughts of what could be, Dina seeks to uncover the truth, putting everyone she loves, herself, and even her marriage in danger.
In the final book of the Journey series, Dina attempts to discover what is a dream, what is a memory, and what is her reality, and she will have to ultimately decide what means the most to her--and what can be sacrificed.
Defendant Henry Edmonds, a homeless man who believes he works for Santa Claus, is on trial for stealing a flash drive full of secrets, a flash drive which may hold the key to Christmas but which is zipped tight in an evidence bag. Several people want Edmonds in jail, including a man who says he works for an international toy company. Witness by witness the facts come out but who is to be believed and are there any True Believers? As the courtroom clock ticks down on Christmas Eve, it becomes clear that the fates of the defendant and Christmas are inextricably intertwined. A local newspaper reporter stirs things up by blogging about what he calls the “Trial of the Century” and tweets that the “Court’s Ruling Could Halt Christmas for Thousands.” Can an irascible judge looking toward retirement find it within himself to save Christmas? With The Christmas Heist, A Courtroom Adventure, Landis Wade has written a Christmas fable for the 21st Century, one that reminds all readers of why they were (or are) True Believers.
Sylvia was from England. She was titled and beautiful, and one day she disappeared. Having never quite fallen out of love with her, Judd, a young movie producer in search of the next big idea, decides her story just might be it. After all, hasn’t he always known that she’s still alive? His search for clues to Sylvia’s whereabouts take him from Connecticut to Hollywood, New York to London, Israel to Spain and Marrakech. Each city reveals new pieces of the woman Judd thought he knew, and leaves him more bewildered as to who she really is. Who is Sylvia? She disappeared just as Judd was about to express his love for her. Finding her could mean more emotional agony, but it might be worth it for a good story. As Judd learns more about Sylvia, though, he finds he knows much less about her than he thought. In the meantime his career gains momentum until his professional and personal lives intertwine, becoming inextricably linked. But is the mystery of Sylvia solved? Will it ever be?
The greatest sleep begins here. These words are etched on the archway leading to Weedy Fields. A graveyard alive with a valuable secret and connivers willing to fill coffins just to get their hands on it. Shovelers…shavers…and mortuary misbehavers feloniously haunt the sacred grounds of Big City.
Duke Denim faces the ghosts of his past while trying to save the future of Big City. He marches alongside a processional of dead-eyes, dead-shots, and dead-ends as exhumed clues lead him from open graves to cold hands to shut mouths. When the gates are locked at Weedy Fields, is it to keep the truth out or to keep him in?
Big City’s number on private detective takes on his most soul-searching, soul-stirring, and sole-shaking case. One wrong move and he just might be first to receive last rites. Duke better watch his step when walking through a field of headstones
How far would you go for someone you love? Someone is threatening Peri Minneopa’s client. The most likely suspect is a man whose past relationship with her client could ruin his chances at being elected mayor. This would be easier if her boyfriend, Detective Skip Carlton, wasn’t in a coma after being shot. Peri’s been dating him for 10 years, but without a marriage license, she can’t even visit him in the hospital. She knows better than to interfere with the police’s efforts to find Skip’s shooter, but her case keeps showing up in the middle of their investigation. Now she’s questioning her skill and her need for independence. What is she willing to do to solve her case and see Skip wake up?
One failed marriage. Two jobs lost. Three maxed out credit cards. "Schex" Schexnaydre was a failure as a lawyer. Until three weeks ago, he had no clients and no cash -- no clients except for infamous toxic waste entrepreneur G.G. Guidry, who's just been murdered, and no cash, except for the $4,452,737 Guidry had stashed with him for safekeeping.
When Schex's estranged ex-wife, Taylor, is accused of Guidry's murder, she pleads with Schex to defend her. He refuses, but the more he says no to Taylor, the deeper Schex gets dragged into the fall-out from Guidry's nefarious schemes, ending up as the target of all those vying to claim Guidry's millions for themselves.
A tortured child returns to the school that failed him
Since her husband's murder two years earlier, life hasn't been easy for Elle Harrison. Now, at the start of a new school year, the second grade teacher is determined to move on. She's selling her house and delving into new experiences, like learning trapeze.
Just before the first day of school, Elle learns that a former student, Ty Evans, has been released from juvenile detention, where he served time for killing his abusive father. Within days of his release, Elle's school principal—who'd tormented Ty as a child—is brutally murdered. So is a teacher at the school. And Ty's former girlfriend. All the victims have links to Ty.
Human bones showing up on the campus of the high school where she teaches have newly divorced Annie Day feeling rattled, both at school and at home with her four-year-old son. The ghost in her attic now seems mundane compared to the haunting bones creating a citywide panic. Bone after bone appears at the school, and Annie soon finds herself in the wrong hall at the wrong time. Annie stumbles into an ominous underworld of threatening notes and a stalker. Even her father’s cowboy stories and the cowboy spirit of the students in her second hour American Lit class may not be able to keep Annie from starring on a Dateline murder mystery episode. Ghosts and grammar are the least of her worries. When Annie finally uncovers the tormentor behind the notes, her life is in danger. You won’t believe the shocking ending to this romantic thriller.
When an attorney is murdered on her doorstop in a wealthy DC enclave, Detective Earl Wallace and his new partner are assigned to the case. As the detectives uncover the details surrounding the suspicious death, a visit to the Medical Examiner provides evidence that sends their investigation into a tailspin. Meanwhile, Dan Lord – a private investigator with a law degree who operates in the gray area of the legal system – has a new client. Hired by a congressman’s wife who fears for her safety, Dan soon learns she isn't telling him the whole truth. A secret from her past has taken a deadly turn, and Dan’s latest client is proving to be his most dangerous. As Dan and the DC detectives work their respective cases, a random street crime brings them crashing together, revealing that both investigations are connected to a string of unsolved murders. Working as a team, each new piece of evidence puts Dan and the detectives closer to their suspect . . . and closer to danger. To survive, they need to learn the truth behind one Terminal Secret.
In the early summer of 1955, Palm Beach County judge Curtis Chillingworth and his socialite wife Marjorie mysteriously disappeared from their beach home at Manalapan, Florida and were never seen again. No bodies were ever found and the only evidence was a trail of blood which led from the home’s back porch to the ocean’s edge. Over the years, in the public’s imagination, the story took on mythic proportions. Who would want to kill the foremost jurist in Palm Beach County and his charming, devoted wife? What could be the motivation behind such savagery? Would the perpetrators ever be caught? This novel is based on those brutal murders.
Jack Barnstone is an outside-the-box, motorcycle-riding physician who, finding himself in two kinds of trouble, leaves Texas to start a solo practice near Chinatown in San Francisco. When a patient walks in his office with an undiagnosed mortal illness Barnstone's life changes forever. Finding himself in deeper trouble than ever he must work his way through a malpractice suit, the mistrust of his colleagues and the suspicions of the San Francisco police in order to vindicate himself. Since he has arrived in San Francisco just at the start of the Summer of Love to pursue his quest he has to learn the inner workings of Hippie culture, the sinister workings of the Satanic Church while he is dodging the unpredictable actions of the San Francisco Police. With help from his new Hippie girlfriend and an old flagrantly gay East Indian assistant coroner he discovers why the case was so difficult to solve, confronts the perpetrator and stumbles upon a well-hidden and sinister web of criminal activity.
A gruesome murder in a cat rescue sanctuary splinters animal lovers and animal haters in a serene California mountain village. Village patrol officer, and animal activist, Holly Seabright, intrudes herself in the investigation to clear the name of the founder, a heroine among the animal rescue community.
Hot shot homicide investigator, Dex Stafford, battles a cat allergy and a dislike for a place without a Starbucks—or even streetlights. Nothing goes his way. He and his partner disagree over the course of the investigation.
A city boy in the countryside, Stafford pursues the killer, but the solution to the crime hits him from a direction he never saw coming.
Told with humor and a sharp observation of village life, the reader follows an unlikely pair of investigators in a prickly alliance through a case with a disturbing psychological twist.
New York City becomes ground zero for a bioterrorism attack when a weaponized strain of avian influenza is released into the city subway. The result is devastating—a deadly pandemic that threatens to tank the US economy.
Evidence leads FBI agents Georgiana Reed and Mark Strickland to a government research lab and a beautiful scientist, Dr. Suzy Chen. She had access. She had motive. And she had a secret connection to a group known only as the Organization and its sinister Director, who were operating to bring down the US economy.
When Chen’s love affair with a high-ranking military officer puts the Organization at risk, she is assassinated.
As Reed and Strickland draw closer to discovering the Director’s identity, they struggle to hide the love affair they began in Dead Love. Now is not the time for emotional entanglements, but passion has a way of sabotaging duty.
Chen’s grieving lover, Colonel Maxwell Graham, joins forces with Agents Reed and Strickland to hunt down the mysterious Director. Can they stop the Organization’s twisted plot to destroy the United States?
The government tries desperately to stem the chaos of the deadly pandemic. But is it too late?
FBI SPECIAL AGENT LEXIE MONTGOMERY goes deep undercover to investigate the Earth Liberation Front, a domestic terrorism group operating in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As Lexie struggles to infiltrate the ELF, she soon realizes everything may not be as it seems in the Lowcountry. Lexie's investigation spirals out of control and places her life in danger after someone in her trusted inner circle reveals her undercover identity. Now Lexie must work to bring those responsible to justice ... if only she knew who she could trust.
Gridiron Conspiracy is a book for all tastes. It delves into the world of sports related drama with everyday aspects of suspense, thrilling action, and science fiction. Whether you enjoy the drama of real life situations or the imagined world of science fiction, Gridiron Conspiracy is for you. Come join Chris Strong in his relentless pursuit to become a professional football player while finding out the world he thought was real is nothing more than a smoke screen. Find out how Chris and company go up against a corporate giant in order to find the truth, but yet find the truth not what they thought it would be. This book contains twists and turns around every corner. You will find yourself not able to put this book down. In the end your mouth will be left open wondering how you could have not seen the end coming.
Alan Newberg, a staid title-company lawyer in the middle of a divorce, escapes to the French Riviera in an effort to reinvent himself. Instead, he catches a case of careful what you ask for when his soon-to-be-ex wife freezes his bank accounts. Without access to money, Newberg gets a job working for a crazy American ex-pat from Texas who owns a questionable vehicle-for-hire business that is at war with a local mob-run cab company.
The ever-growing predicament leads to Alan being framed for murder and forces him to run the gauntlet of French criminal justice. His knight in shining armor is the five-year-old daughter of his newly found love, who acts as his chief alibi witness. *Chez Betty* has everything from dark humor to romantic intrigue in a picturesque setting, all the while guiding the reader through a mysterious and unfamiliar court system.
Amazing how a small choice can change your life forever. Luke feels he has his dream job being an astrophysicist at the Houston Aerospace Engineering Center preparing for the upcoming Mars mission. He even has a blooming romance with Sarah, a physician where he works. Life in 2089 is good—couldn’t be better. Until … until he makes that fateful choice. The decision to pick up that small piece of paper containing three simple letters plunges him into a conspiracy, forces him to face the world as he never knew it to be. He discovers he—everyone—is being manipulated by an elite few. Does he dare try to face the answers to the questions life is now throwing at him? Or does he blissfully ignore reality and go back to his fantasy world? He chooses to face the answers, and every direction he turns points him to T-H-B. What is the well-kept secret? Is it the answer, the truth, which he seeks? Will finding it bring clarity to his life and the right path for his future? Or will it make him an enemy to the entire world?
As a student, Francis Vincenti asked his mentor, former Chicago PD detective Thomas Aquinas Foster, if it took a monster to catch a monster. Foster, a man with a tortured soul and his own self-righteous brand of justice, didn't have an answer. Now a detective with a string of famous arrests under his belt,Vincenti is known as a cop with an uncanny insight into a killer's psyche. Until the Bricklayer of Albany Park. Obsessed with the brutal slayings, Vincenti studies the murderer and his victims, reconstructing the killings and burials by day and, at night, recreating the murders one by one in his nightmares. He knows the Bricklayer. But not well enough to stop him.
Handsome Colombian men and life-threatening danger were not normally a part of Nikki's auditing job, but this assignment was anything but normal. Despite her emotional wounds, she accepts the challenge as a way to overcome the loss of her young son in a tragic event.
In the midst of the male-dominated business world in Colombia, she investigates mismanagement allegations and uncovers a sinister plot involving fraud . . . and possibly murder. She also discovers an attractive man who seems to have feelings for her. As her relationship with him grows deeper, so does the level of danger she finds herself in. When the guns come out, Nikki realizes it will be up to her to find a way to survive . . . but is she up to the task?
DEADLINE introduces the men behind Phantom Force Tactical, a private security firm made up of former Navy SEALs and other covert operators. All books in this series can stand alone.
He’s a relentless homicide detective. She’s an uncompromising journalist.
Neither desires to work together—but they’ll never uncover the truth alone.
Landing a front page headline isn’t why reporter Caitlin Sparks is investigating a string of suspicious deaths connected to the U.S. State Department. She has a personal stake in finding the killer.
Detective Blake Madison has a connection to the murders too, and will risk anything to uncover the truth. But a journalist is the last type of person he’d rely on to help him solve a crime—especially one whose trail of evidence leads back to him.
Joining forces becomes essential as the body count continues to grow. Someone powerful doesn't want the truth to come out—and will stop at nothing to make sure no one talks.
On the run with nowhere to turn, the couple devises a plan to expose the killer. The risk is great and the chance of success small, but the ultimate outcome is something neither one of them envisioned.
This action-packed suspense thriller introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez. After returning home from Afghanistan John’s hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue. He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John’s uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John’s enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance. From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life. This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.
A father’s disappearance never solved, a mother’s secret taken to the grave, a daughter deceived… Kathryn Landry thinks her life is just about perfect. She is the owner of a successful interior designer business in Newport Beach, California, and she has an attentive, supportive husband. But her world comes crashing down when her husband, Neil Landry, vanishes without a trace… in a situation almost identical to the disappearance of her father twenty years before. With her father’s disappearance still a mystery, Kathryn is skeptical that the detective assigned to her case will be able to find her husband. Determined to uncover the truth, Kathryn is plunged into a world of politics, high-priced call girls and wealth. As she begins to search for her husband, a decades-old secret her mother took to the grave threatens to destroy all she holds dear. Caught up in a web of betrayals and deceit, and not knowing who to trust, Kathryn must find a way to survive as she discovers the past has a way of repeating itself.
Struggling to forget a crumbling marriage, forty-year-old Anna Lucia Lottol comes to Venice to visit an old friend but instead of finding solace, she is dragged into the police station and accused of murdering a money-laundering count with whom she had a brief affair. A US Treasury officer with brains and athleticism, Anna fights to clear her name in a seductive city full of watery illusions. As she works to pry information from a cast of recalcitrant characters sometimes denying what she sees and hears, she succeeds in unleashing a powerful foe bent on destroying her. Will she save herself and vanquish her enemies, including her darkest fears?
A mysterious tapestry of murder, betrayal, and family, Venetian Blood is a story of one woman’s brave quest for the truth, before it’s too late.
Cal Connors, the well-known Fort Worth prosecutor of dubious morality, is suing Texas Matters Magazine over a damning profile that he believes will hurt his reputation—as well as bring him unwanted attention from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The author of the article, veteran reporter Leah Rosen, has recently suffered a setback of her own: the man who tortured and sexually assaulted her (at the request, she believes, of Connors himself in an attempt to quash her story) recently beat the charges against him by outlawyering the state. When Rosen learns that Connors is now suing her in a multimillion-dollar defamation case, she seeks representation from the one attorney who turned Connors down: his longtime rival, Jace Forman. With a history of defending corporations against the suits of individuals, Jace is uniquely suitable for the job, but Connors and his daughter Christine will stop at nothing to retain their family secrets and the fortune that they protect. Cornered and desperate, Connors and his daughter go on a scorched-earth offensive, taking the reader on a riveting ride through complex interpersonal relationships, gruesome murders and a lurid kidnapping, which climaxes in a dramatic courtroom showdown.
Detective John Penley and his new partner, Detective Paula Newberry, of the Sacramento Police Department are tasked with leading the investigation into a local serial killer who has dumped three bodies in the past six weeks--and all of them are missing their internal organs. But while pursuing a lead, the detectives stumble upon a personal message the killer left behind for Penley. And it's attached to a human kidney.
How could the killer know Penley's son is on the kidney transplant waiting list? Now Penley's baited into an impossible trap that could jeopardize his entire career. Will the detective take down the killer and place his faith in the medical establishment to heal his son? Or, will he make a deal with the devil for the transplant organ his son needs to live?
At What Cost, James L'Etoile's engrossing new mystery, is a heart-stopping thrill ride that will keep readers guessing at every turn. Fans of Michael Connelly and Thomas Perry won't be able to put this down.
While the federal government is launching a national investigation on the “equity” of organ distribution, a female tech CEO flies across the country to get a liver transplant. Soon, well-respected transplant nurse Sarah Golden and her best friend, Jackie, find themselves tangled up in an intense plot to uncover the answer to the question on everyone’s mind: Can you buy your way up to the top of the waiting list? Their pursuit of justice brings them to Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago, a sometimes fun, sometimes dangerous roller coaster ride from which they barely escape with their lives.
Gunfire echoes within the walls of a Middle East police compound. Screams of terror are brutally silenced. Police captain Hashim Sharif captures one survivor. Soon Eliza MacKay will wish she had died with her companions.
The vile act of terrorism is covered-up. Sharif becomes the reluctant keeper of his city's bloody secret - and the witness, MacKay. His corrupt superiors have a gun rammed against his skull. Disloyalty to the mayor will be rewarded with being buried alive.
Whatever the cost, his government’s honor must be restored. Secretly, Sharif hunts forensic evidence. Who is responsible for the murder of fifteen American volunteers? And, why did MacKay lie about her identity? He can’t trust her. Her mental illness is going to get both of them killed.
Penny Summers' first foray as a gardener brings her face to face with her newest friend, college sophomore Katelyn Blake, dead in a swamp-like goldfish pond. Penny, a former Navy public affairs officer, is determined to research an article about Katelyn, hoping to discover the killer. When she's put in charge of planning a monster Fourth of July festival, Penny is up to her tramp stamp in competing allegiances.
Katelyn's Killer is woven into the fabric of Maryland's capital city and its two most famous schools, the U. S. Naval Academy and historic St. John's College. Where the scent of Chesapeake breezes, ancient boxwoods and old money mingle.
"Jackson Pollock couldn't have improved on the macabre art: rips and bloodstains among the green, gray and ochre swirls of her camouflage jacket."
John Mallory has the perfect life. A beautiful wife, two lovable daughters, a great job, and money. Ten years’ prior he had the fortune of purchasing the winning ticket to the lottery. All the publicity from the drawing forced him and his family to move to the small town of Whitefalls, where he continues to work as a professor teaching finance classes at the local college. He couldn't have asked for a better life. Until someone from his past reveals a secret turning his so-called perfect life into a living hell. John is thrown into extreme circumstances where he tries to keep the situation under control. It becomes impossible for him to hide from the perseverance of the stranger and the secret that he wishes to remain undiscovered. The twist and turns are escalated into what seems to be a nightmare becoming reality. Will John succumb to the past that haunts him? Or will he face the torment alone to keep everything hidden? Or will the Secrets of a Stranger destroy him and his perfect life?
He's Coming Back Dangerous... Angry with the people who didn't lie to keep him out of jail, Phil Greer is back in Limekiln, ready to cause prolonged pain for his enemies. At the top of his list are his old partner, his ex-wife, and the woman who never kept her snoopy nose out of his business. His brother warns him the town will gladly send him back to jail, but Phil laughs. Postings on Internet give him all the ammunition he needs to twist arms, strike fear, and destroy happiness. But the residents of Limekiln are working on a White Christmas wedding. Alice and Lena have no time for a murder. There are cakes to bake and elderly guests to house. Audrey, the bloodhound, eagerly throws herself into searches for those missing but protests dancing Santa decorations. All the while, fear grows in Limekiln: how will Phil shatter lives?
THE LAST TRAIN is the gripping new Tokyo-based mystery by multi-award-winning author Michael Pronko
Detective Hiroshi Shimizu investigates white collar crime inTokyo. He's lost his girlfriend and still dreams of his time studying inAmerica, but with a stable job, his own office and a half-empty apartment, he'ssettled in.
When an American businessman turns up dead, his mentorTakamatsu calls him out to the site of a grisly murder. A glimpse from asecurity camera video suggests the killer was a woman, but in Japan, that seemsunlikely. Hiroshi quickly learns how close homicide and suicide can appear in acity full of high-speed trains just a step--or a push--away.
Special Police Officer Lt. Norman Blalock, who has been guarding the treasures of the Folger Shakespeare Library for 25 years, has been coerced into a plot to heist from the Folger Museum “the most mysterious book in the world,” the Voynich Manuscript, on loan from Yale University. Under threat of suffering the consequences of their involvement in the botched plot to heist another priceless artifact from the Folger underground bank vault several months earlier, Blalock and his partner-in-crime Kavitha Netram are once again under the thumb of nefarious businessman Rupert Whyte, and have no choice but to play along.
Set in a Midwestern city in 1958, Midland Club is a knotted tale of corruption, lies, and murder. An old black waiter in the town's exclusive men's club has died suddenly and the sheriff immediately declares it a suicide. But one man is certain it was murder. But revealing the truth will put his own life in danger. Will he do it?
An excerpt from Midland Club:
"What could I prove? I asked myself as I looked into a pile of trash next to my bed. And from that trash, glistening like some mysterious jewel, I spotted the invitation to Garland's birthday party. Was I too late? Had it already passed? I grabbed the invitation and reread it. I was not too late. The party was Saturday. Three days away. It was my only chance to see Garland Sousley face to face. Should I go? It would mean facing a hundred Uncle Buds: a room full of midwestern men of my father's generation who knew me, who knew my life story, men who had judged me not like Uncle Bud but like W. T. Sousley. These men hated me. Could I walk into their midst to question the oldest and most respected of them as to his associations with an old queer Negro?"
For artist Gabriela Martinez, psychopaths do hit twice. What did she ever do to deserve this?
An unscrupulous arts dealer covets Gabriela’s work to the point of madness, Richard Harrison is willing to do anything to get her back in his life, and if Richard and Gabriela don't stop this new threat, their chances for a future together will go up in flames.
A LOVE IN JEOPARDY In 1993, artist Gabriela Martinez almost lost her life to a sociopath’s twisted vision. If not for Richard Harrison, the operative sent to protect her, she would have ended up dead. The dramatic showdown pushed them together, but there were too many obstacles temporarily pulling them apart.
A NEW THREAT After catching a glimpse of Gabriela’s new work, The Book of Hours, Arnold Wickeham has been like a man possessed. Now, he will do anything—anything—in order to claim it, and nothing, especially not Gabriela, will stand in his way.
THE PAST IS CATCHING UP Richard Harrison has never given up his true love, Gabriela. Now someone new is threatening her life, and he will risk everything to protect her. But the stakes are now higher, and there is much more to lose. And, if he doesn’t stay one step ahead of the danger, her life, but especially, their future, may very well go up in flames.
Set in California and London, The Book of Hours, the follow-up to The Coin, is a story about greed, obsession, family duty, and, especially, deserved second chances.
Contradictory relationships within troubled families are nothing new, but the award-winning psychological novel written by well-known journalist Diane B. Saxton elevates these relationships and the mysterious heirloom painting that both exposes and unites them to an art form.
Peregrine Island interweaves the stories of three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it, and those who would do anything to possess it – including kill.
Lush with sensory details, this psychologically complex mystery novel is set on a private island in the middle of Long Island Sound. It begins when the family’s lives are turned upside-down one summer by so-called art experts, who appear on the doorstep of their isolated home to appraise a favorite heirloom painting. When incriminating papers along with two other paintings are discovered behind the painting in question, the appraisal turns into a full-fledged investigation and detectives are called into the case— but not by the family whose members grow increasingly antagonistic toward one another.
During the course of the inquiry and as the summer progresses, the family members discover new secrets about one another and new facts about their past. Above all, they learn that neither people nor paintings can be taken at face value.