An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance. When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers. To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is convinced Zelda knows where a cache of recently pilfered paintings is. She must track down an international gang of art thieves and recover the stolen artwork in order to save those she loves most. The trouble is, Zelda doesn’t know where to look. Teaming up with art detective Vincent de Graaf may be her only hope at salvation. The trail of clues leads Zelda and Vincent on a pulse-pounding race across Europe to a dramatic showdown in Turkey that may cost them their lives.
The reclusive life of former homicide detective Brenda Corrino has suddenly leaped from post-traumatic stress disorder recovery to something much more interesting. Murder! Her ex-partner was investigating the bizarre murder of a college student when he inadvertently let his guard down and now, he remains comatose in a hospital. She investigates as she tries to come to terms with being raped and nearly murdered while working undercover two years earlier. While broadening her investigation, more former students from the same school are ending up dead. When consoling a young widow left behind by the killer, Brenda unearths the deep dark secret that the students have been hiding from her and everyone else outside their circle.
After the death of my parents, my grandmother took me in; deep in the bayou of Louisiana. She fell ill soon after and I was left in the care of my aunt and uncle who mistreated me because of the color of my skin. My cousin brutally tormented me for years and within that time I learned I had a special sight that allowed me to see events in the future. Not happy events, but death. I was the grim reaper’s handmaiden. My grandmother recovered after some time and sent me to the Ella Louise School for Girls. Plunged into a new world, I escaped my tormentors only to learn the unspoken truths of the south weren’t escapable. The family secrets that haunted my childhood also plagued my future. It was up to me to dig up the buried truth and set it free. Only sometimes the past maybe better left in the past…
She’s armed. He’s dangerous. Together, can they stop a killer from tearing a small island community apart? When wise-cracking cozy mystery author, Austin Martell, left his hometown on Whidbey Island for the bright lights of New York, he vowed he would never go back. But some promises are impossible to keep, and when Austin discovers that his mother has suffered a serious accident, he has no choice but to return. Austin soon learns that her accident may be no accident at all, and secrets that were laid to rest after his brother’s tragic death off the coast of Deception Bay, have now begun to surface. Austin finds himself in the center of a real-life murder mystery, when Police Chief Ellie Sharpe uncovers a curious connection between the author and the death of a local businessman. Born and raised on Whidbey and trained as a New York cop, Ellie is smart, and tough, and determined to solve the mystery behind the killing before more people die. Sparks fly as the two pair up to figure out who is responsible for the murder. The closer they come to discovering truth, the more desperate someone is to keep the sins of the past from coming to light. Someone close to Austin harbors a deadly truth. Can Ellie unmask a killer before Austin becomes one more secret buried beneath the waves of Deception Bay?
Marly refuses to believe her friend, Rae, committed suicide. Even though her wrists were slit, Marly knows her beautiful, vibrant bestie would never do that. Even though the two had drifted apart, Marly and Rae made a blood promise long ago. Even in death, Marly intends to honor that vow. Determined to find Rae’s killer, Marly faces a long list of potential suspects. It seems everyone has secrets or lies that they are covering up... including the boy she loves. Can Marly uncover the murderer’s identity before she becomes the next victim?
When fires start cropping up on the Gold Coast, it’s Detective Erika Lawson’s job to put a stop to them. Erika hunts the arsonist, piecing together the clues he’s left behind. But the more she learns, the more she realises the boy she’s looking for is not who she expected. Meanwhile, TJ is in over his head. Weak, anxious and self loathing, his teenage frustrations have only one outlet: fire. But soon, his dangerous obsession is spiraling out of control. Can Erika catch him before he goes too far?
Captured first by the Nazis and then the Russians during World War Two, Percy Crow escapes in the bilges of a freighter from Soviet Russia to Hamburg. There, he sells his secrets to the head of British Intelligence. But when Lord Maudlin Paterson hears Percy’s account of the royal family's dark secrets, he sets out to find whatever the repulsive truth may be. Years after Maudlin’s death, the daughter of his illegitimate Russian son suddenly blurts out Percy’s name while being interrogated by the CIA - and Harry Paterson, Maudlin’s legitimate great-grandson, is the only person he trusts. Can Harry discover his great-grandfathers secrets, hidden in the distorted mirrors of photographs at the back of an album? Along with his lifelong friend George Northcliffe and the beautiful Serena Abenazo, he starts unravelling the clues. But where will the rattling bones of the sepia images lead him?
When psychiatrist Dr. Anne Damiano suspects she is being followed she writes it off as the father a client keeping tabs on her. What Anne doesn’t know is… …Thugs close to Manuel Noriega are using Anne as bait. Shadow Road is the thrilling prequel to Bioterror: The Essential Threat harkening back to the road Anne took to become a shadow, a spy. Dr. Anne Damiano’s world is turned upside down when Helena Empañada, a local student at Trinity College, is placed in her care. Helena is recovering from a brutal rape but her father, a wealthy Panamanian plantation owner with connections to the drug cartels, demands that Anne complete treatment and return Helena back home. Anne does what is best as any psychiatrist would, refusing to cave to his pressure. He becomes more insistent, even threatening, Anne notices strangers showing up in unusual places. As she is dealing with this, Connor, her best friend, reappears asking her out to dinner, then makes a very unusual request. Anne suspects Connor is a CIA operative, but what she doesn’t know is the tangled web woven in Panama has followed him home, putting her in the crosshairs. Will Anne outsmart Noriega's men will she fall into their trap putting the US operation and Connor’s life at risk?
2017 Best Mystery/Suspense Novel (Best Independent Book Awards)2017 Clue Award for Best Suspense Thriller (Chanticleer International Book Awards)2018 Silver Medal for Thrillers (General) (Readers Favorite Book Awards)2018 Winner, Adult Fiction (California Author Project) Meet William Butcher, aka The Butcher, former Navy SEAL, now a disgraced ex-NCIS agent. Those who stole $9 billion in cash from Iraq want him dead. The cops want him for murder. Butcher's only hope is his former NCIS colleague and closest friend, Linus Schag. Together Schag and Butcher tear away the veil of conspiracy,uncovering a criminal enterprise reaching into the highest levels of government. Ripped from today's headlines, this sequel to Martin Roy Hill's highly praised The Killing Depths takes the reader from the California mountains to the coastal waters of the Pacific into the dangerous world of war-profiteers and international mercenaries, and is guaranteed to keep readers on edge until its final, explosive climax.
The FBI Wants Them Caught...The Chinese Want Them Dead...One Man Wants them Free... Ryan Webster is the target of the largest manhunt in history. The most remarkable near-human primates ever uncovered have become his closest friends. Their DNA holds an explosive secret---the key to man's immortality. Tess Simmons, mother of two and the highest ranking woman in the FBI, is on Ryan’s trail. She knows his apprehension is her ticket back to her family. At the same time, a Chinese sleeper agent races to find the monkeys first and destroy them and their secret, or the family he loves dies. Fleeing into the Southern Sierras with his crazy Uncle Thad, Addy Martin, the deadliest woman he’s ever loved, and Davy Jones, the only human to double his lifespan with the monkeys’ secrets, Ryan gets an unsettling call. Deep in the Amazon, just outside the burned out impact crater that once was their home, the world’s leading anthropologist has found their parents—alive. He’s willing to risk his illustrious career with a promise to conceal his discovery on one condition—Ryan must accept a deadly quest and give up everything to get his friends home. Swimming Monkeys: Exodus is a gripping thriller about one man’s commitment to a promise and his choice between family and immortality.
Five full-length, exciting action thrillers, one seriously gripping series. Discover Alex Hoffmann, the fearless rookie private investigator, and join her on a breathtaking ride that culminates with her facing off with the most dangerous intelligence asset the Russians have ever produced. It’s a hell of a ride. Executive A rookie private investigator. An unexpected killer. Espionage, current technology, warfare, and a hint of greed. A friendly fire incident in Afghanistan takes a serious toll. A drone, out of control, brings death and wreaks havoc on a Florida highway. An apparently successful corporation comes under scrutiny. Devil’s Move Here, at home, the enemy has a new target. We know the day of the attack, Election Day. We know very little else. America has overhauled its voting system using the latest technology. It was supposed to make our elections safer, but it’s only managed to make them a target. As we elect a President, conspiracies and murder take aim at our most cherished institutions. The Backup Asset Espionage has a new dimension. Everyone is gettable. The United States is in the crosshairs of an unstoppable enemy intelligence operation and everyone is gettable. It’s called the Cold War 2.0, but when someone steals the plans to America’s newest weapons system, the war threatens to get very hot indeed. Alex Hoffman puts everything on the line against unseen enemies in this gripping techno-thriller. Ghost Pattern There's no willpower, no intelligence, and no sp ...
Claire’s a rich widow on a mission, who partakes with abandon from the pharmacy stored in her Prada purse. Rob’s an aging, hygiene-challenged porn star and reality show celebrity. Stuck on the same flight, bound for the same eccentric town, she hates him on sight. She thinks she knows all there is to know about him but is dying to find out more. He’s disinterested but somehow still sees right through her. But they’ve both got big problems. Hers is in the Louis Vuitton carryon in the overhead. His is in his pants. To Claire’s dismay, Rob turns up everywhere she goes, yet they form the unlikeliest of friendships. He cares for her in ways she’s never known before. He could be the best thing in her life—or the worst. In a place full of secrets, including their own, they help each other find answers they didn’t even know they were looking for, yet some questions linger. What happened to Rob’s first wife? What happened to Claire’s husband? Will they live through the answers? The Last Day for Rob Rhino is a dark, tragic, and funny novel about the bonds of family and friendship. If you’d love a Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, or Stieg Larsson novel with a humorous twist, this would be it.
When twelve-year-old Congolese boy, Joseph Muamba, is sold to a wealthy American family he wants to die. Eventually, he comes to love the family and lives the life of the all-American boy. However, he cannot rid himself of a nagging feeling that he has a greater calling in life. Fourteen years later he competes at the Beijing Olympics for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and wins his birth country’s first ever medal – gold in the decathlon. However, the nagging feeling persists, not satisfied by Olympic gold. Revered, he returns to the Congo as a guest of the president and is mobbed by adoring crowds. Maya Tansi, his closest childhood friend, has metamorphosed into a beautiful woman, and they become reacquainted. When Maya tells him Western countries are bribing politicians and plundering the country’s mineral wealth, he does not believe her. He soon finds Maya is right. Government induced bribery, corruption, rape, and murder are taking place in the Congo on a grand scale. Western and Chinese mining companies are ripping gold and minerals out of the earth without paying compensation or taxes. When the poor, oppressed people protest, they are imprisoned or murdered. Finally, Joseph realizes what his calling is, but it involves risking his life, and the lives of those whom he loves. Can he bring down rapacious, Western billionaires and an evil government?
There’s something in the woods. And it’s out of control. When Ryan realises the danger, he has a difficult decision to make. It’s not easy to own up to your mistakes when you’re in trouble. But if he doesn’t, someone could die. Will he be able to tame the technology before anyone is killed? Or confess and lose his place at the academy? At thirteen, it’s a harsh choice. But, this time, he only has himself to blame. Code Zero is the third book in the Ryan Jacobs series: a fast-paced action-packed thriller for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system. If you like teenagers with attitude, you're going to love Ryan Jacobs!
Satisfying one's greed can come at a devilishly high cost. Achieving what you crave can also bring the terrifying fear of losing it. For Alexa Wainwright, this truth has become her nightmare. Born Gladys Lipschitz, the daughter of an unwed Soviet-era Jewish immigrant, she was beyond thrilled and amazed when her debut novel, A Foregone Conclusion, soared to number one on the bestseller’s list and became an international sensation. The accompanying fame and riches were beyond her expectations. Unfortunately, her subsequent work has yet to achieve the same reception by critics and readers. Yes, they have sold well based on her name recognition, but she dreads the possibility of becoming a mid-list author forgotten and ignored. She vows to do whatever it takes to attain the heady ego-stroking success of her debut. But is she really? Witnessing an out-of-the-blue lightning bolt whose giant tendrils spread over the blue sky and city streets below her loft window, Alexa doesn’t realize just how this vow will be tested as she’s magically transported to an alternate reality. In this universe, the characters from her books are given the breath of life and she meets publisher, King Blakemore, who just might be the Devil himself. At first, she shrugs off her doubts about this peculiar publisher and very lucrative book deal offer because the temptation of riches and refound fame is too strong. But all too soon, Alexa realizes she’s trapped in an underworld of evil from which she desperate ...
A covert operative is ready for a new life outside of international espionage. But her enemies are far from willing to let her go…
She spied for her country, blackmailed her president, and ran from more threats than she can remember. But when the love of her life proposes, covert agent Cassandra Sashakovich is finally ready to settle down. Unfortunately her past is not quite ready to let her walk away.
Old enemies—including a vengeful president—want her dead, and they’re willing to attack her loved ones, including her adopted teenage daughter, if that’s what it takes.
But Cassandra has other pressing problems—a world leader is assassin ...
Captain Hunter believed watching Tessa Scott’s children for one night would be an easy assignment while she traveled to the airport in Reno to pick up her parents. What he hadn’t considered was how much they resembled miniature, domestic terrorists. The former Delta officer discovers, outmaneuvering the Taliban was child’s play compared to keeping three kids from falling victim to a group of not-so-smart burglars. But with their flare for the dramatic and enough plastic firepower to make Darth Vader tremble, the children help Chase make this Christmas one they’ll never forget.
A snowstorm delays Tessa’s parents’ flight for twenty-four hours. Although doubts of leaving Captain Hunter, to protect her children from themselves for a few hours, she discovers the night is filled with surprises and they are in the crosshairs. When a notorious Irish assassin convinces Tessa that a contract has been placed on Captain Hunter’s life, she is forced to break the law in order to protect those she loves. The clock is ticking and the highway has closed over the mountain. Stealing a snowplow from the State Highway Department, kidnapping an FBI agent and trusting a not so saintly priest hunted by the Russian mob, feels like Tessa may be wearing an orange jumpsuit for Christmas.
Another action-packed adventure with Tessa Scott and Captain Hunter as they create a new kind of Christmas holiday filled with chaos, Christmas humor and unpredictable outcomes.
Rex Dalton and his best friend, Digger, the former military dog, are looking forward to a trouble-free holiday on the idyllic islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. Swimming, playing on the beach, fishing, and hikes. Nothing but the laid-back lifestyle for the two of them. Then Digger introduces Rex to a beautiful French girl, not once, but twice. Soon, Rex and the girl become good friends. Then she disappears, and Rex is accused of having something to do with it. Thus, begins a series of dramatic and life-threatening events with international repercussions with Rex, Digger and the French girl in the center of it. THE FRENCH GIRL is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the sixth book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
Bodies are piling up on two continents. A serial killer is on the loose, killing at random, stabbing victims straight through the heart with an ancient weapon. When an arrest is made because of a DNA sample left at a crime scene, despite the overwhelming evidence, Private Investigator Rory Mack Steele is hired by the accused's family to find the truth. But the truth is poisoned by the distant past and a dark, hidden secret. A secret so painful it threatens to engulf thousands in agonizing and bloody death.
The holidays are hard enough for widowed NYC detective Frank Schultt without the gifts of a Christmas serial killer and a handsome FBI criminalist. On the first day of Christmas, a serial killer gave to me, twelve holiday murders… A killer is on the loose in New York City during the Christmas holidays and it’s up to NYC Detective Frank Schultt and his partner to figure out who the killer is and put a stop to it. Five years before, during the Christmas season, the widowed detective had found his husband shot dead in a liquor store robbery. He’s finally on the mend and trying to get his life and career back on track, but this case might prove too much for his recovery. A mysterious FBI criminalist named Aaron Massey is assigned to help him solve the crimes, but the witty and attractive profiler raises feelings in Frank that he doesn’t know how to handle. Can Aaron help Frank break through his emotional walls fast enough to stop the killings, solve the case and fall in love before Christmas?
Discover the military dystopian thriller that readers call “riveting” and “hard to put down!“ Enter a dark fantasy/dystopian tale with underpinnings of love, betrayal, and tumultuous relationships set in a dark future. Our dark future. In a world devastated by disease and ripped apart by a changing climate, countries struggle for control of resources while fighting to maintain order. Even if it means fighting their own citizens. Leaders emerge from the chaos, but some choices lead further into darkness and some leaders don’t have the best intentions. Set in Europe, this is a story about a small handful of people whose lives interconnect, people who become influential as the world falls into a war in an era tumbling toward chaos. Each seeks to save Europe, but not all influence is good even when intentions are for the best. And not all decisions can be made in time. On and off the battlefield, control for Europe is key to world dominance in this riveting series of intrigue and war, love and obsession. What would you sacrifice for freedom? Who would you betray to control the destiny of the world?
Katie and the team take on an ancient preternatural threat that far exceeds their own abilities while seeking to prove one of them is not a murderer; Amy is assigned a case which lies squarely in Katie’s area of expertise but has to tackle it alone. A treacherous new conspiracy surfaces with deadly consequences.
In the ten years since John Malley lost his wife and daughter, he has slowly faded into obscurity in a rural Pennsylvania town. He spends his days at the local bar and tries to numb the pain of his loss. That is, until Ted’s Dead Rose Tavern becomes the home of the biggest mass killing in the history of the town. John, the lone survivor of the killing-spree, is forced on the run. He heads north where he hopes to hide out at his brother’s house. Meanwhile, in New York City, young Melanie Parker investigates a disturbing new trend she discovered online. From what she has learned, metallic black bands worn along the forearm are responsible for some form of mind control. Skeptical of this theory, Melanie embarks on a night time excursion that places her in the middle of a riot in the middle of the city. Melanie fights for her life as chaos spreads throughout the city. As John witnesses the events in New York, he is compelled to take action. But once in the city, John is forced to confront his past.
Heroes Don't Travel - #2 Dystopian Thriller Heroes Series is another fast paced ride.
The feral town of Henwell is in turmoil
Guns have been fired and bodies litter the streets
A girl has crossed the Gypsies and they want blood
This is the chaos Ben Jackman enters. The girls father has hired Ben to bring her back to Ostere, but this is no click and collect mission as there is a child involved. The girls child, a child the Gypsies have claimed as their blood
And they dont want to give it back
Ben must capture the child, reunite the girl with her father and prevent the Gypsies enacting Armageddon on his sorry arse.
Alas two out of three is all he can hope for.
Get Heroes Don't Travel now if you want to enter a thrilling Dystopian drama that makes District 12 look like the land of Oz
Donnie Brasco meets The Pelican Brief... Headstrong and impulsive, reporter Cassie Phillips hitchhikes across Missouri to get a prize-winning story. Instead, she’s attacked and ends up abandoned and lost in East St. Louis…until drug dealer Tony Scarlotti finds her and takes her home. The inconsistencies in the man haunt her, and as their paths continue to cross, she questions who he really is. But when he’s jailed for murdering a police officer and then works his way into the Mafia, she gives up trying to believe in him. Her questions are finally answered just before he’s killed by a rival family in a shoot-out under the Gateway Arch. Now she’s running for her life with no one to help her.
Book One in Small Town Secrets series
A Prison Wedding
Psychology professor Risa Madsen was too late to stop her little sister from marrying incarcerated serial killer Ed Dryden. But it wasn't until he escaped, and took sister Nikki with him, that the horror really began...
A Promise Broken
Years ago, FBI profiler Trent Burnell gave up a life with Risa to focus on stopping psychopaths. Now a killer Trent helped convict is stalking Risa and terrorizing her sister, and it's up to Trent to take him out. But he can't do it alone...
From nationally bestselling and award-winning author Ann Voss Peterson comes the first in a series of ten standalone novels exploring the world surrounding her popular character Police Chief Val Ryker (Pushed Too Far, Burned Too Hot, Dead Too Soon).
A young woman searching for love.
A sister hoping for a second chance.
A FBI agent who's seen it all before.
A sadistic killer bent on revenge.
LETHAL by Ann Voss Peterson
Love, sex, revenge, murder... welcome to Lake Loyal, Wisconsin.
Some see Alec Winters as a breathtaking, amazing angel, a savior. Others see him as a mind-blowing nightmare, the most terrifying demon their minds could ever conjure. An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fantasy, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec rescues innocent victims and crushes the loathsome, corrupt men responsible for their suffering. In Port City, Alec’s job took him to Mobile, Alabama...and now, he travels to Melbourne, Florida in the final installment, Harbor City. Finish Alec's controversial story in this emotionally-charged series -- you won’t want to miss the ending. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Jackson wants to sing. A billionaire hears God speaking. A seductress has her own agenda. Jackson Fullerton III is one of the best quartet baritones and music arrangers in Southern Gospel music. His downfall? Getting bored and quitting after a year or two with a quartet. Now, no group will hire him. Jackson’s fortune changes when Vicky Valure comes along. She is gorgeous, sexy, and smart. Even better, she is working on behalf of Christian billionaire, Sonny Day, who feels God has told him to create and sponsor a Southern Gospel quartet. Vicky uses her innate sensuality to seduce both Jackson and Sonny. The adventure begins. Jackson and Vicky put together a quartet of phenomenal talent with dubious backgrounds. Two are ex-felons, one is a womanizer, and one absconded with a firm’s money and got away with it. But they can sing like few others. They are lulled into false sense of security as they are promised large paychecks and new homes in Minnesota. Then, Harry Weston shows up. In her former career, she acquired unique skills, making her one of the most dangerous people in the world. Her specialty is making problems disappear. When her twin brother is murdered and she discovers the guilty party has originated with the quartet, she’s out to balance the equation. The music keeps getting and better. For one, the music stops.
After embracing her new Tegen existence, Sara Jones is determined to destroy her ex-lover’s organized crime empire, one link at a time. Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders. Armed with her skills and using the alias Sally Jablon, Sara has tracked some nefarious associates of her ex-lover to Baton Rouge. But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she is faced with her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.
What if an international terrorist teamed up with white nationalists to plot the deadliest attack in American history? Who can stop them? NOT SO DONE, a new fast-paced thriller from the bestselling author of NOT SO DEAD and NOT SO GONE . . . In NOT SO DONE, Sam Sunborn, Rich Little, Michelle Hadar, and Renata Fermi return to wage their greatest battle yet, keep the country safe and save their own families. But wait! The Leopard is back with a nefarious plot of his own in Paris and New York, using bodyjacking technology he ripped off from Frank Einstein. Can Sam and his rag-tag team use wit and will alone to prevent a global disaster? If you like heart-pounding action, mind-bending inventions, and terrifying villains, then you'll love Charles Levin's gripping saga. Buy NOT SO DONE to plug into a cyber thrill-ride today!
The tender scars on her abdomen throb as memories of the attack come rushing back, flooding her mind and sending her heart racing... Psychotherapist Neve Keane knew that returning to work at the hospital after being stabbed by a patient would be difficult. But entering her unit only to be surrounded by a crowd of people claiming they need her help to stop the apocalypse—that’s more than she bargained for. When the crowd’s leader turns out to be a mutual patient of Neve and her best friend, streetwise Irish doctor Cornelius O’Brien, they are both pulled into a Byzantine plot that transforms Capitol Hill General into a dangerous place where threats and betrayals lurk around every corner. Then their mutual patient falls into a mysterious coma, and the clues he left behind lead Neve and Cornelius straight into Washington, DC’s ugly underbelly, a world of shadowy political forces with long arms and deadly intentions. As they race to unravel the threads of a sinister conspiracy that leads from their hospital all the way to the White House, Neve and Cornelius realize they might be fighting to stop the end of the world, after all—provided they can survive the week with targets on their backs.
Every day, I wake up certain of only three things: I am responsible for my mother’s death. My father has vanished. Someone wants me dead. I’m on the run. It’s me against the world. I cannot let it break me. When sixteen-year-old Olivia Jacobs and her celebrity chef father are brutally attacked after his French Quarter restaurant opening, the shell-shocked Olivia finds herself on the run on the streets of New Orleans. Who wants her dead? And why?
While vacationing in Greece in 1956, Lily Tassos, the hard-partying daughter of a powerful arms dealer, has a sudden change in plans.
After her sometime boyfriend a CIA agent is murdered before her eyes, she finds herself holding a ticket to Moscow and a mysterious metal card. A far cry from her usual pairing of a Faulkner novel and bottle (or two) of white Bordeaux.
Alone and haunted by her lovers death, apolitical Lily resolves to complete his mission and find out who killed him.
Masquerading as a gung-ho member of the American Communist Party, she travels to Moscow, where she is contacted by Pasha Tarkhan. Brutal, yet charismatic, Tarkhan is both a high-ranking Soviet official and CIA asset, not to mention a covert supporter of the Russian Spiritual Underground. This alliance of self-styled deists have rejected the secular Soviet state and vowed to bring it down by means of faith, prayer...and blood.
Grinding her old life beneath the heel of her Dior stiletto, Lily puts her new one on the line, surrendering to fate, love and, for once, events bigger than herself.
Max Boucher, a former Seattle detective turned P.I. has just been handed a puzzling case. Dozens of dogs are disappearing all over the city, and no one knows why. The stretched Seattle police department can't dedicate the resources needed, and Max may be the pet owner's only hope. For the missing dogs, time is running out. But Max is dealing with his own demons. Three years ago, his wife disappeared and his daughter was murdered. The police presume she is dead, but Max knows better. He's still paying for the house they lived in together, terrified that he will sell the one place that holds the clues he needs to find his wife. Will Max be able to find the dogs in time? Does this case hold an unknown clue to his wife's disappearance? Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the very end.
The one thing shes lost is the only thing that can save her…
Molecular biologist Kayla Covington has been called the most dangerous woman on earth. Ten years after her experimental treatment failed to save her twelve-year-old son, shes on the brink of the worlds first human gene-editing trial. Her discovery, that unlocks the genetic code of the only immortal animal in the world, will reverse aging, save millions of people, and cure her ailing father, salvaging whats left of her broken family.
But when a fiery explosion rips through her lab, she watches masked intruders execute her team. Scrambling into the night with the only surviving sample, she knows two things: The prefilled syringe containing the age-reversing serum cant make it through the night, and the second injection that stops the serums process has been stolen. In desperation, Kayla does the only thing she can to preserve her lifes work: she injects herself.
Now, wanted by the FBI for the killings and hunted by the deadliest contract killer the CIA has ever known, Kayla must rely on her jilted lover and a young reporter hellbent on the truth to find her attackers and recover the antidote, and in the process prevent the weaponization of the greatest breakthrough in the history of medicineor die from her own creation in five days.
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A ship wreck-- Dozens of bodies washed ashore-- Clear evidence that evil has made port in London. The horrific case piques the interest of P.I. Lorne Simpkins. It doesn't take long before Lorne learns that young, helpless women are being caged and sold to the wealthy and salacious. Old wounds are wrenched open when she suspects a cover-up by the very authorities that should be keeping lawful order. Can she trust the self-serving journalist bent on making the human-trafficking ring his next big story? When her daughter is involved in a life-threatening accident, it's difficult for Lorne to keep her head in the game. But Lorne and her ex-MI6 husband, Tony, are determined to end the repulsive slave trade and bring the criminals to justice--even if it means Lorne ends up locked in a cage herself.
An art historian finds – then loses – a portrait by Johannes Vermeer in this thrilling art mystery set in Munich, Heidelberg, and Amsterdam. When Zelda Richardson investigates a new lead about a missing portrait by Johannes Vermeer, no one expects her to actually find the painting in a retired art dealer’s home in Munich, Germany. Not her parents visiting from America; her boss, private detective Vincent de Graaf; or the rightful owner of the Nazi-looted artwork. However, Zelda’s jubilation turns to horror when she arrives to pick up the portrait and finds the art dealer dead and several frames smoldering in his fireplace. Was the Vermeer a fake and its ‘discovery’ a cruel joke played on a Nazi victim? The Munich police, Zelda’s family, and Vincent certainly think so. Yet the art dealer’s best friend believes he was murdered and the real Vermeer stolen by an underground network of art looters, one established during World War II and still active today. The problem is, no one believes him – except Zelda. Zelda soon finds herself in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with immoral art collectors, corrupt dealers, and an all-to-real killer who wants her to stop searching. Can Zelda uncover the truth about the Vermeer before she is painted out of the picture permanently? The Vermeer Deception is Book 4 in the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series. The novels in this series can be read in any order.
Her beautiful face, serene and immobile, resting on her folded arm. Her long, luscious hair, undulating gently in the evening breeze. Her eyes half-closed, a hint of a smile on her pale lips, as if to welcome an unseen lover.
When the body of a young woman is found in her own backyard, a week after her disappearance, evidence leads investigators to a chilling conclusion. She is not the first victim of a serial killer no one knew existed. She most definitely is not the last.
FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett joins the local detectives assigned to the case and searches for answers in the intriguing investigation that offers a plethora of forensic evidence, yet no viable leads. When another body is found, the search intensifies, and details about the killer’s unusual signature emerge. He likes to stalk his victims before abducting them. He likes to show them a flash of what’s coming, a foreboding warning of their grim future.
At first, she caught a glimpse of a man, standing in the shadows, watching her.
She thought she saw his eyes, and the sight of them chilled her to the bone.
She saw his hands, and they were the hands of a killer.
She caught a Glimpse of Death.
Join smart, relentless Tess Winnett and her seasoned team on a heart-stopping hunt for a serial killer, who mercilessly takes lives, preying on young, unsuspecting mo ...
LA TIMES BESTSELLER. TRANSLATED INTO 7 LANGUAGES "KAPLAN IS UP THERE WITH THE BEST" - CLIVE CUSSLER In a last ditch effort to revive his career, washed out agent Ari Ben-Sion accepts a mission he never would have 30 years ago, to smuggle a group of Jewish children out of the Damascus ghetto Or so he thinks. In Damascus, a beautiful American photographer, Kim, seems to be falling in love with Ari, but she is asking too many questions. His communication equipment disappears. His contact never shows up. The operation is only hours away and everything seems awry. Desperate to succeed, Ari might risk everything. Even his life. Feature film Damascus Cover in theaters 2017 starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Sir John Hurt.
For Bronson, this was going to be an easy assignment. Find Roger and Norma, the teens that stole an important book and return it to its original owners. But when Bronson locates the book, Roger reveals the truth behind the book’s existence—a truth so shocking that Bronson is forced to help them escape.
Then Ellen, his partner’s ex, gets kidnapped and Bronson is forced to decide who he will save: Ellen or two stranded teenagers who look up at him for their survival.
Who will he choose? His decision will determine who lives—and who dies.
The beautiful, seductive and ruthless Lucy has a rap sheet as long as her golden blonde hair. She will do anything to stay out of jail and although her intentions are good, the devil inside her takes over and has her undertaking continuous acts of evil. On the other side of the spectrum, Nicholas, being a man of God, is naive and hopes to lead the sultry Lucy to the light of his God. But the devil of St. Gabriel has other plans. This thrilling suspense novel is merciless, twisted but absolutely gripping with a riveting ending that will bowl you over!
A Bosnian gangster is gunned down in a packed London restaurant. In his possession is a notebook once belonging to Isaac Newton. This is just the latest in a series of shocking crimes connected to objects once belonging to the famous scientist. Naturally, it’s a case for Vincent Blake, London’s leading stolen art investigator.
Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss. Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.
IS THIS HIT-AND-RUN AN ACCIDENT. . .OR MURDER? The police say Cate’s death is an accident, but her brother believes it was murder. Lea and her father, a former chief of police, are asked to look into the case. The suspects are plentiful. The kind of politician who gives politics a bad name, a real estate developer who values profit above all else, a fiancé involved in drugs, and a cop who may have crossed the line. Lea crosses international borders to track down the killer in this exciting read. Unplug and escape with Book Six in the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series. The murderer is a surprise, but the ending of the book has an even bigger twist!
Her teenage sister has run away. It's her fault. And on her watch. Desperate to find her sister and keep it quiet, Shyla soon gets pulled into something so much bigger… a heist. That of stealing her mom's newly acquired million-dollar jewelry. Damien is a good guy running from an awful past. When his brother ends up in the hospital, he is determined to stop the one man who is destroying their lives. He will break all his promises, even steal, if it will end their father's control. Shyla and Damien work together to plan a heist, catch a crook, and save her family. An impossible crime with only one possible outcome. Emerald was the first of eight foster girls. The jewelry, she thought was fake and looked after as a teenager, are resurfacing. Thirty-five years later. And worth millions. Who is sending them out? And who wants them, at all costs? Fostered Identity is book 1 in The Twisted Deception Suspense Thriller Mystery Series. All books in the series have standalone stories, no cliffhangers for it. But the story running in the background, the story that connects all the books, will keep you reading. Who is behind sending out the gems and what is their end game? An engaging thriller mystery with some interesting twists. Enjoy!
A corrupt father intends to collect on the ransom he paid for the return of his kidnapped son. How far will the teenager go to win his father's affection and respect? Will he stop at murder? The 1970's setting is Buenos Aires, a dark and sinister haven for all kinds of misfits--including a boy who has always considered himself on the outside looking in. Super-smart, handsome, and bored, he has already pulled off the perfect murder. Bring on the excitement. The danger. The higher the risk, the better. He's up for any scheme his father throws at him. The third book in the MisFit Series, The In-Between Years stands on its own.
Intricately woven, this psychological thriller is packed with intrigue and begs the question... Would you risk your own life and the lives of those you love to save millions marked as sinners? When two college students rescue the cure for a deadly virus from destruction, no one and nowhere is safe. By day, Anthony and Lianna must outrun and outsmart a faceless killer before they pay the ultimate price—their lives. By night, dream walking becomes a terrifying exercise of mind and body. If Anthony can't learn to control his unique dream walking abilities, then the Reaper will continue to drag unsuspecting souls to the darkest depths of the underworld. Agendas with dangerous consequences lurk around every corner, but Anthony and Lianna can't stop or the people they care about will be lost forever. As lives cross and intertwine, mysteries are exposed and killer’s motives unravel. Anthony and Lianna discover not everything is what it seems, and sometimes those you trust the most hide the truest evil. Readers who enjoy thrillers with a slow burn and a hefty dose of mystery along with dark and vengeful religious and paranormal undertones will enjoy this story. Grab your copy today!
Concluding the award-winning trilogy... An explosive psychological thriller series for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl with No Past. For a British barrister to forsake the law, the reason must be serious. For him to step all the way outside of it, the reason must be deadly. Lawrence Juste is a very different man to the one everyone thought he was. He’s a very different man to the one he thought he was too. But then, when you’ve just found out your whole world has been built around everyone else’s deceit and your lies are fairy tales by comparison, why should anyone be as they appear to be? Or anything end how it appears to end? Especially if there’s revenge involved and you’re a man on the edge of oblivion. Vigilante justice, murder, or just rewards? You choose. Patchwork Pieces is the final book in the Patchwork People series.
NOT SO GONE, a new fast-paced thriller from the bestselling author of NOT SO DEAD . . . In NOT SO GONE, Sam Sunborn is forced to come back from the Dead to save his son and protect his country from a sadistic terrorist. Can the genius scientist, Frank Einstein, free Sam from the Cloud and bring him back so he can return to his wife Monica in the physical world? With the help of Albert Einstein's descendant and Homeland Security agents, Michelle Hadar and Rich Little, Sam goes head-to-head against a driven psychopath, known only as The Cub, In a race against time. They must save Sam's son and thwart the Cub's diabolical plan or risk endangering millions of innocent lives. Can Sam and his rag-tag team use wit and will alone to prevent a worldwide catastrophe? NOT SO GONE is the second standalone book in the Sam Sunborn series of cutting-edge techno-thrillers. If you like heart-pounding action, mind-bending inventions, and terrifying villains, then you'll love Charles Levin's gripping saga. Buy NOT SO GONE to plug into a cyber thrill-ride today! "A stunning follow-up to Not So Dead, Not So Gone takes us on a heart-pounding journey of modern terrorism and the heroes who rise to stop it. You'd be surprised how much you can do after your own death." -- Jo Niederhoff, San Francisco Book Review
*** Bone Maker is a Whistler Independent Book Award Finalist *** A death in the wilderness. A woman mourns alone. A reporter works a single lead. Following a family tragedy that has broken his spirit, crime reporter Will Finch returns to his news desk in San Francisco eager to reboot his career and renew his lease on life. When he’s assigned to cover the grisly death of a witness to a multi-million dollar bitcoin fraud, Finch discovers some troubling complications: A Mercedes-Benz abandoned in the wilderness. A wounded bear. A cop who rules a remote town with an iron fist. And the witness’s fiancée — a US senator’s daughter — knows there’s something mysterious about her lover’s death. But what? If you have an appetite for organized crime series, you’ll love this new crime trilogy. Add a slice of noir novels, the juice of steamy PI mysteries, the zest of a financial thriller series. Soon you’ll be stewing in this new technothriller trilogy — and begging for more. Inspired by true events, Bone Maker is the first thriller in this series of noir crime novels — a crime trilogy that races from coastal Oregon to San Francisco, Moscow, Honolulu and Washington DC. It intersects the worlds of international finance, cryptocurrency software algorithms, and corruption that reaches from the US Senate to Turk Street in the Tenderloin District. Be sure to read this gripping financial thriller series in order: Bone Maker ...
What happens when a drug dealer is forced to turn detective? Meet Bill Murdoch, the world's most reluctant private investigator. Bill Murdoch’s doing just ﬁne, thanks for not asking. He’s dealing drugs for a professional crime syndicate in Sydney and saving for a house by the sea. But what does he think life is - a fairy tale? As the syndicate puts pressure on him to fill the shoes of his murdered boss, Murdoch is cornered by an equally formidable foe: the Australian Tax Ofﬁce demanding an explanation for his sizable cash income. Murdoch spins a beautiful lie, telling tax inspector, Hannah Simms, he’s a private detective. When Simms asks him to investigate the mystery of her niece's disappearance, Murdoch grabs what he thinks is a golden opportunity to outrun the syndicate. But his arrival in the missing girl's small coastal home town causes an unexpected stir and the reluctant PI soon realizes his troubles are only just beginning. HEADLAND is crime noir at its best, a thriller to keep you guessing until the very end. HEADLAND is the first book in the Bill Murdoch Mystery series. It is perfect for fans of Alan Furst, Peter Temple, Adrian McKinty, and anyone who enjoys Kate Atkinson’s ‘Jackson Brodie’ series. Bad-boy-turned-local-hero, Bill Murdoch, returns for more hard-boiled noir adventures in the sequels CLASS ACT, and BASE NATURE. For news on upcoming books, visit: www.gedgillmore.com
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in. After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later. When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting's history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one it is and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer's concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it all. Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal - and even kill - to find the missing paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive. Chill with a Book's January 2018 Book of the Month Winner of a Chill with a Book Readers' Award One of The Displac ...
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Award-winning author P.D. Workman's In the Tick of Time will leave your skin crawling every time you hike through the woods or long grass, long after you have finished reading it. A well-crafted suspense novel that will take you into the psyche of both the flawed investigator and slightly-deranged perpetrator. You will look at your coworkers differently after this.
Matt Malloy, infectious diseases expert for the DOH vector-borne disease division, knew there was something wrong with the Buffalo Head infection cluster as soon as it hit his desk. But knowing it instinctively and proving it were two completely different things, especially when his boss and coworkers already suspected that, battling sleep deprivation, he’d already gone around the bend.
Matt knew that solving the mysteries of the Buffalo Head cluster was a matter of life and death. He just didn’t know that it could be a matter of his life and death.
It could happen to you. Maybe it already has.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed this page turner and look forward to more."
"I thought to myself, 'This place is probably crawling with ticks.' I may be marked for life."
"After I was done walking in the woods... it felt like something was crawling on me still. I love [P.D. Workman’s] work and [she does] an amaz ...
Download: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/gdto1uw9xj When her child’s life is at stake, a mother will do anything to save him. Clara McNair is running out of time to save her son, James. When the two-year-old is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, only an experimental treatment can save his life. She desperately needs money to pay for the surgery, but she’ll have to travel back to the site of her darkest memories to get it. Clara has escaped the demons of her youth—or so she thinks. It’s been ten years since the mysterious disappearance of her parents. Widely suspected of murdering her mother and father, Clara fled west to start a new life. Now, a documentary film crew is offering cold, hard cash—enough to pay for James’s treatment—in exchange for the sordid secrets of her past. With no other choice but to delve into a long-ago tragedy, Clara must unravel the lies surrounding that terrible night. Facing hostile gossip, Clara is fighting to clear her name and learn the truth about what really happened. But how far will she go into the dark to save her son—and herself?
A serial killer on the loose. Another victim. A sudden turn of events...A short psychological thriller. Enter the mind of a psychopath EXCERPT They never see it coming. Never suspect or wonder. Too busy chasing money and relationships, desperate to prove themselves to people who don't care. Consumed by pointless conversations and hollow attempts to appear happy, a serial killer is the last thing on anyone’s mind...
Douglas Aspine knew that being CEO of a public company was twenty times more lucrative than winning the lottery. He was forty-five and time was running out when fate dealt him an unexpected opportunity. The company was old, staid and well-respected but it was under performing and Aspine was determined to turn it around no matter who he had to crush. Soon he was at war with the company's employees, unions, suppliers, financiers and co-directors but nothing was going to stop him. Not his chairman, not his wife, not his mistress, not the anonymous death threats and definitely not the press. Aspine could almost taste the glory, the riches and peer recognition he'd craved for so long. He knew he had countless detractors and enemies who he contemptuously labelled "losers"and paid no heed to. Would this prove to be a miscalculation of monumental proportions or would he prevail?
From the author of the Palm Beach Mystery Series The beautiful Farrell sisters are an unlikely duo of gumshoes. Tired of following cheating husbands to no-tell motels, the two catch a case which could either make their bones or get them killed. Maybe both. To crack it, the sisters must dive deep into a murky demimonde of crooked cops, low-rent thugs and high-class brothels. In the middle of it all, Jackie falls for hunky homicide cop, Harry Bull. Harry is from an old Savannah family but… might just have a skeleton or two rattling around in his closet.
After surviving a bullet, Angelina Bonaparte was certain she could handle any case that came her way. But when her next client walks through the door with an unexplainable seven-figure inheritance after the death of her parents, the private investigator wonders if she's in over her head. After all, when she visits her client's family attorney, Angelina discovers yet another bloody crime scene.
With the help of her new flame, Angelina follows the clues into an underworld of war-plundered artifacts, stolen treasures, and deadly consequences. As their last lead grows colder, the PI must catch the killer before an endless cycle of murderous greed gets her client killed.
Cash Kills is the second book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like hard-as-painted-nails female detectives, historical mysteries, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s loaded crime thriller.
Rebecca Dash appears to have the perfect man. Caring, kind, compassionate, Richard is everything she ever desired.
But when things start to fall apart six weeks before the wedding -- from him canceling the wedding that had been their shared dream for years, to faking a heart attack and threatening suicide -- he shatters their relationship and begins a series of disturbing incidents that force Rebecca to examine who Richard really is. Rebecca begins to piece together the patchwork quilt of Richards sociopathic persona, revealing him to be a serial killer of the soul; a man who crafts false love of legendary proportions. A man whose every relationship with a woman is defined by his vicious attempts to destroy his lovers lives. A man who appears to be the perfect lover, while leading his victims to their psychological and emotional destruction.
A modern day Ripper, a psychological torturer, a serial misogynist.
Nikki Garcia, former international fraud auditor turned private investigator, escapes to Spain to avoid death threats on her last assignment in Mexico. A week later, Nikki and her fiancé, Eduardo, find themselves caught up in a terrorist attack at one of Barcelona’s major tourist attractions. As events unravel, Nikki discovers she is being stalked, worse, she may have been the target of the deadly bombing. To find out who has plotted against her, they consider international connections to people she encountered in her past investigations in Latin America. Weaving their way through Barcelona in an attempt to get facts, Nikki and Eduardo further endanger their lives upon discovering a series of suspects, from flamenco dancers to foreign nationals. Will they be able to outsmart the would-be assassin’s attempts on Nikki’s life?
YOU’VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE DANI SILVER – AKA THE GRIFTER’S DAUGHTER In four novels of increasing danger, Dani’s out to become the greatest living con artist and prove that you can do well AND do good, by cheating people who really—really—deserve it. These four books feature romance, humor and wildly amazing schemes as Dani and her crew take on some serious bad guys. Dani’s going to prove that “Even a bad girl can be good.”
A little girl is stolen from her yard and police have no leads. Hope dwindles with each passing hour. The desperate parents hire Michael Sykora to find their daughter, and to kill anyone involved in taking her. Michael and his team discover this case has roots far deeper than a single kidnapping. Children are a commodity for the wealthy and depraved. Following leads from daycare centers to the Darknet, this search is about to become personal. The clock is ticking… *This book can be read as a stand-alone novel.*
Robin Curtis and her son Paul have come to Devil Creek to start over after her bitter divorce. Also new to the area is Mike Landware, a writer haunted by the death of his wife. Neither of them is looking for love or trouble, but in Devil Creek, it's possible they'll find both. At first Devil Creek seems like an idyllic small town, but it's not long until things begin to go horribly wrong. A young hoodlum takes an automatic weapon into town for a killing spree that shocks everyone. The same night, a serial killer begins stalking the women of the community. When Paul goes missing in the mountains, it's up to Robin and Mike to find him and to find out what's going on in their new home . . . before it's too late and another victim is added to the growing death toll.
If you find cults, conspiracies, and coups fascinating, spend some time in the topsy-turvy world of government mind control and see if you're ever quite the same again!
What if your subconscious determined the fate of nations? Nancy works at her uncle's pesticide company, when she sees a crime of poison taking place there. She follows the waste truck illegally carrying away the toxic chemical, and discovers a rabbit hole of a corrupt intelligence agency using propaganda, hypnosis, blackmail, bribery, and assassination to garner public support for a terrible agenda. Can Nancy discover her real identity in time to stop the crime?
NATO – once an impregnable fortress of Western military power, now just another victim of cyber-terroism… Grant Perkins is starting to feel restless. The cosy cottage, the writing career, the ageing mother in Eastbourne – it’s all becoming humdrum, and he misses the thrill-of-the-chase excitement of last year when he and his journalist friend, Francesca, investigated a fraud scam. But things suddenly start looking up for Grant when his Italian barber, Mario, tells him about a recent news story of an Italian banker whose suicide may not be as it seems. On a whim, he heads off to Italy to reunite with Francesca and delve deeper into the case. Their quest is not without complications, however. Police Inspector Mancini seems to want to arrest them all the time, the bank’s top executives appear to be hiding something and a blast from their previous case shows up like a bad penny. This second story in Sinclair’s series is an adrenaline-fuelled crime thriller, set against the backdrop of Italy’s stunning Ligurian region – where the beautiful Bay of Poets turns into the sinister Bay of Killers.
Billie Fullalove witnesses the murder of her parents at the hands of a gun-wielding thug. In the melee, Billie loses a leg. But her Batmanesque beginnings don’t turn her into a superhero. Yet. Billie survives her lonely childhood and settles into a solitary life, pursuing her dream of being an editor in a top publishing house. Unable to avenge her parents' unsolved murder, she is accosted by news stories of bad guys going free thanks to an inept court system. She wields her red pen and edits the newspaper to fight evil forces, right wrongs, and bring justice to victims. When her edits come true, and criminals start dying, Billie must discover the vigilante’s identity before they act out more of her revenge fantasies.
Maili Beach, a crime noir novella set in Hawai'i He didn't want to return to Hawai'i, but before he could escape again the bodies started to pile up... "The Company" had one rule, talk, and you get buried alive! A bite of the big pineapple! A nightmare in paradise! A tale of innocence, vice, and dumb luck... A man returns to Hawai'i for his father’s funeral and is forced to take over the family’s criminal business. At first, he rejects the role, but as he learns about the family history; reunites with his old girlfriend; and recognizes his opportunity, he hatches a plan to steal the family’s inheritance. In a bitter-sweet climax, he learns that fortune favors the brave… Review: “A real page-turner that has everything: man's struggle against his base nature, greed, selfishness, fear, anger, hatred, love, and lust. There is a search for a "homeland" and to find a place where we belong- whether land as in ancestral or land as a piece of this earth that is ours. It gives us "roots" no matter how far away we may be such as on the "mainland" It reads like a noir novel- well researched and well written and filled with the foibles of us humans insisting on doing things our own way. But there is also a quest for something bigger than ourselves here; a search for redemption/salvation however unattainable it may seem to be. There is still a wish, a cry, and a hope to believe that it may be possible.”
As a divorcee, Angelina Bonaparte knows firsthand the lengths some men will go to escape responsibility. When a worried mother wants the private investigator to track down her missing husband, she’s eager to bring the deadbeat dad to justice. But even after she discovers the man’s obituary, she refuses to believe it until she sees the body. Tracking down the nurse who last saw him alive could be the missing puzzle piece to her client's broken family.
But as she digs deeper, she realizes there’s something darker at play than dodging child support payments. And she may not be the only one hunting the man down. To close the case and reunite her client's family, she must track down the missing husband without falling prey to the same ruthless hunter.
Honor Kills is the third book in the captivating Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like bold female detectives, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping novel.
From USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fardig comes a gripping new forensic mystery series. Three years ago, criminalist Ellie Matthews was blindsided when a grisly homicide case suddenly became personal. She abandoned the danger and stress of crime scene investigation for a professorship at a posh private college and never looked back. Now, Ellie’s pleasant world is shattered when she finds the dead body of a female student. The campus is in chaos, reporters are circling like vultures, and Ellie is trying her best to distance herself from the situation. Not an easy task when her closest colleague becomes the prime suspect. After the college community is rocked by another suspicious death, Ellie’s mentor, Sheriff Jayne Walsh, convinces her to consult on the case. Partnered with quick-witted Detective Nick Baxter, Ellie reluctantly bottles up her personal demons and dives back into the world she left behind, racing to make sense of the evidence before the killer strikes again.
With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds, the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not...
Helpless to resist the siren's song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous waters on a mad Russian oligarch's yacht, while Rose throws caution to the wind and rushes headlong into the arms of a beautiful, dangerous ...
In the surreal and paranoid underworld of wartime Prague, fugitive lovers Felix Andel and Magdalena Ruza make some dubious alliances – with a mysterious Roman Catholic cardinal, a reckless sculptor intent on making a big political statement, and a gypsy with a risky sex life. As one by one their chances for fleeing the country collapse, the two join a plot to assassinate Hitler’s nefarious Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Josef Goebbels. But the assassination attempt goes wildly wrong, propelling the lovers in separate directions. Felix’s destiny is sealed at the Bone Church, a mystical pilgrimage site on the outskirts of Prague, while Magdalena is thrust even deeper into the bowels of a city that betrayed her and a homeland soon to be swallowed by the Soviets. As they emerge from the shadowy fog of World War II, and stagger into the foul haze of the Cold War, Felix and Magdalena must confront the past, and a dangerous, uncertain future.
A one night stand can’t possibly mean forever… Detective Jared Manning met his match at a bar. After a night of passion, she flees his bed without so much as a note. Problem is, now he can’t find her. Kindergarten teacher, Melody Nash doesn’t do one night stands. Embarrassment gets the best of her and she lies about her name. When they collide at her school, Mel resists his pull. She won’t risk her heart on the obvious playboy, even though she can’t stop thinking about ecstasy in his arms. Stress engulfs Jared’s personal and professional lives. His brother is at the center of the joint case he and his partner are working in cooperation with FBI. He puts his job on the line when he fails to share his blood relation. Complications he doesn’t need, considering the FBI agent on the case is convinced his brother killed her fiancé. Balance is the name of the game. Can Jared save his brother and convince Mel they’re meant to be together?
Newly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick goes undercover posing as an accountant. After fending off the unwanted advances of a company executive, she stumbles on a murder scene staged to look like an accident. Then she learns another employee died in a suspicious oil well accident and a large quantity of oil is missing from the Cisco field. Could there be a connection? Gwynn begins a dangerous pursuit to find the perpetrators, and soon ends up on their radar. Can she crack the case with the killers hot on her tail?
What would YOU do if they took everything you had, your family, your home, your business, your dignity, even--perhaps--your sanity? Ronald S. Barak's latest, The Puppet Master, prequel to The Amendment Killer, and the second in the Brooks/Lotello Thriller Series is a gripping story of a political system gone awry--and those who feel compelled to fix it. "Have you ever killed anyone? I have. I'll do it again. If I need to." Three prominent political leaders in Washington, D.C., murdered in as many days.
Not a plausible story premise? What about the real world villain who recently mailed a series of pipe bombs to a number of prominent political figures? Ripped from the headlines? Barak gives new meaning to the word "timely." The Puppet Master isn't ripped from the headlines; written first, it forecast the headlines that followed!
The Puppet Master begins with a bang. Literally. Three of them. Not a page wasted. Capitol Hill panics. Who will be next? Others whisper that our political leaders are only getting what they deserve. Anxious to see who will be next. And why.
Crafty D.C. homicide detective Frank Lotello is tasked to find the killer. Cliff Norman, a local businessman with ample motive, is arrested. Politicians breathe a sigh of relief. However, when Lotello discovers a disturbing White House connection, he suspects Norman may not be what he appears to be. Things may not be what they appear to be.
Norman's trial commences in the ...
What does an armed robbery in London's Charing Cross Road in July 1972 have to do with a meeting held in Vienna thirty-five years earlier? What connects the wartime survival of a Jewish man who worked in the offices of the Chancellor of Austria to the murder of a Catholic priest some twenty years after the end of the Second World War? What has the slaughter of three hundred Nama tribe folk at their settlement in Namibia got to do with the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations? And why were the remains of Martin Bormann, Hitler’s personal secretary, not discovered until December 1972, buried near Berlin’s Lehrter station? Former British spy Jack Price knows the answer to all these questions and is willing to die to keep the secret. The problem is... he’s not the only one who knows. It’s the lies that are not heard but kept as secrets, that own us all. (less)
Beyond the Bars is a tense story carried out with the classic ‘Rashomon effect’, in which multiple-viewpoint characters go through similar events, each with a different experience. Nadia…a frantic mom searches for her missing daughter amid a bus explosion before her eyes. Brody…the Midwest rookie cop who tries to tame the crowds while checking in on his own family and newfound love. Jonathan…a New Yorker residing in a maximum security prison orchestrating events on the other side of the bars. Father Michael…the priest with talents for reaching people no one else can touch. Constantine…an individual seeing all of the events in spirit form, trying to change the way things unfold. Watch these character’s worlds merge and intersect as all of their lives are disrupted by bus explosions across the country.
An ambitious lawyer haunted by a devastating secret. A smartphone app that foretells the future. Terrifying predictions or dangerous deceit?
A compelling psychological thriller from former BBC and Guardian writer, William Knight.
Zak Hunter has developed the perfect revenge tool - an app that crawls social media to predict your future with stunning precision.
Christian Jarvik, a top-tier technology lawyer and Hunter's life-long friend, dismisses the app as a gimmick, but when it reveals a mole inside his most lucrative business deal, he is irresistibly drawn to its addictive lure.
But the prophecies darken. Jarvik descends into an escalating paranoia that Hunter's wife is the controlling influence behind the app, manipulating both her husband's and Christian's future.
She is the mysterious Lilith, with a role to create a compelling PR campaign for the app's launch. But is there more to it? How can the app know Christian's most deeply held secrets and does Lilith have a hidden history steeped in ancient religion?
As Christian is consumed by his dominating obsession, will pursuing the truth risk not only his friendship and his sanity, but cause the very predictions he struggles to avoid?
Geneticist Lanaya Kim must do what authorities haven’t—tie together the “accidental” deaths of several prominent scientists around the country to show they were actually murdered. Over the past two years, geneticists have died in what appear to be accidents, but Lanaya knows otherwise. If she tells her secrets to the authorities, she risks becoming a suspect or revealing herself to the killer and becoming an open target. Hiring private investigator Hamilton DeShear may help her expose the truth, but time is running out. The murders are happening faster, and Lanaya’s name may be next on the killer’s list. But when Lanaya and DeShear start probing, what they discover is far more horrifying than anyone could ever have imagined.
A deranged, vicious psychopath has gone on a child-killing spree in London. MI5 thinks the killer might be connected to the secret Nabatean society. They call in the world’s expert on the Nabateans, Carter Devereux. While Carter is in London, working with MI5 and the police, his children are on holiday with their grandparents in Greece and they get abducted. It soon becomes clear that the London psychopath has moved his base of operations. Carter calls in help from his friends at Executive Advantage, a group of Special Forces experts, to help him find and rescue his children. Racing against time, there’s nothing that Carter Devereux and his Special Forces friends won’t do to save his children. But Carter and his friends are about to learn that the labyrinth is not just a maze, but also a deadly threat. THE LABYRINTH OF MINOS is a full-length novel, a nail-biting suspense-thriller the fifth book in the Carter Devereux series, the sequel to The Nabatean Secret.
Katie goes through a change that could cost her her life! Amy takes on odds far in excess of her ability to handle them. She's completely off-the-rails. This is NOT the Amy Bree you think you know. For Katie, her most feared enemy is far closer to home than she could have ever imagined. She also learns a secret that will shake her to her very core! And has SANTA gone over to the enemy? This and MUCH MORE in this explosive FINALE to the series.
What if you lived next door to a murderer? A small Irish village are shocked by the tragic news of a local man's death. The coroner's report is clear. Suicide. But one man suspects foul play. Piecing the clues together, Fr. Tom Regan soon discovers that the outwardly religious residents and tight-knit community have been secretly hiding a murderer - in a village where everyone's a suspect.
Eva St. Claire, along with her siblings, carry a heavy burden. Each, in their own way, see the nightmare of evil hidden beneath the surface.
Serial killer Mason Smith rots in prison for the murder of a young woman. However, the secret of another killing, still resides within him. Through Eva's unique family ability, she knows Mason is guilty of yet another murder, and she is determined to see him put to justice.
When FBI Agent Adam Frasier's father reveals a blindsiding secret, he's forced to delve deeper into his investigation of the Angel of Death, and Eva holds the key. Dogged by secrets and hounded by a mysterious killer bound and determined to end Eva, Adam and Eva will have to find the truth, before becoming victims themselves.
Together or apart, they fight to expose the darkness no matter what the cost.
The first three books in the Dhata Mays futuristic detective series. The Synth Crisis series is a set of sci-fi technothriller stories with an enticing noir vibe. If you like robust future worlds, action-packed cyberpunk, and mysteries that keep you guessing, then you’ll love Dhata’s electrifying misadventures.
Freelance journalist Kendall normally writes fluff magazine pieces, until she becomes the go-to reporter for a chilling crime: seven people brutally murdered with an axe and the killer dead at the scene. Then another mass killing occurs. And another. All killers die before they can be interviewed. The crimes are far too coincidental. Yet the killers share only one common detail: none has a murderer's profile. When Kendall crosses the path of investigating detective O'Grady's path sparks fly. And not the good kind. But they have bigger problems than each other. They will discover these killings form part of a plan far greater than just these crimes. A message is being sent and if the meaning is not deciphered soon many more will die.
"Hazen cooks up one of his most compelling conspiracies yet in this fast-paced series entry." BestThrillers.com
Is Beyond Revelation a reclusive religious order preparing its flock for the Second Coming, or is it a cult with much more sinister intentions? When New York City TV reporter Francine Vega travels from 'the City' to a small New England town to hunt for a friend who has gone missing, she finds that the disappearance may be tied to Beyond Revelation and a Russian-funded nationwide conspiracy. To find the truth, Vega works with the Press, the FBI, religious leaders, civil rights leaders and even the President as she races against the clock to rescue her friend and avert a national calamity.
She fought to leave her past behind her, but for Charlotte, there is no escape. New Orleans Homicide Detective, Charlotte Pierce, was on the hunt for a sadistic serial killer who was known for slicing his prey, when she nearly became his ninth victim. In an effort to leave her past behind her, she walked away from her profession to start a new life, until a copycat killer hit too close to home. Now Charlotte must work with the department to find the killer and put this nightmare to rest once and for all, but that means facing her demons and reliving the trauma she's tried so hard to forget. When people close to her start dying, she knows she's going to be next. Charlotte refuses to be another victim. She won't let it happen. Never again. This book is intended for readers ages 18 and older. It contains graphic language and emotional scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.
Past-haunted emergency physician Zack Winston and case-hardened defense attorney Bridget Larsen battle a malicious malpractice suit. They uncover a medical conspiracy trading in drugs and murder. As they peel back layers of truth, past relationships and current alliances destabilize — threatening both their lives. “Absolutely stunning! This is the heart-stopping medical thriller I've waited for.”| —Stella Cameron, NYT bestselling author. ”A heart-pounding thriller. Krentz taps his richly lived experience as an emergency physician and takes the reader on a deep dive into the medical challenges, legal battles, and lingering emotional wounds of Dr. Zack Winston. A page turner, with twists that surprise — and satisfy.” —Deborah Serani, award-winning author of THE NINTH SESSION. ”Krentz applies his insider’s knowledge of the ER in a taut thriller that will rivet fans of medical dramas.” —Kimmery Martin, author of THE QUEEN OF HEARTS and THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING. ”DEAD ALREADY opens on the adrenaline rush of emergency room action and never slows down. Murder, nuanced characters, and deadly secrets make for a roller-coaster thrill ride. The push-pull relationship between ER doc Zack Winston and defense lawyer Bridget Larsen rings true all the way to their plunge into life-threatening danger.” —Jayne Ann Krentz / Amanda Quick, NYT and USA Today bestselling author.
Directors and executives of public corporations are dying in mysterious circumstances. .Their only connection is irregular share dealings that took place in their companies before their deaths. When young auditor, Todd Hansen, runs up a huge gambling debt with illegal bookies, he finds himself in serious trouble. The only way he can pay them is by providing confidential information about his firm’s corporate clients. Caught, and sentenced to nine years in New York’s toughest prison, Todd is given a way out BUT it’s dangerous. There are those who think they’d be safer if he was dead. Will a chance meeting with a Mafia boss in prison save Todd?
An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec redeems the innocent and exterminates those responsible for their suffering. Now, Alec’s job takes him to Mobile, Alabama in Port City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 3). There, Alec hunts down and mercilessly destroys a ring of sex traffickers, freeing their enslaved and terrified victims. Continue Alec's controversial story in Harbor City, the final installment of this emotionally-charged series, to see how it ends. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Kindergarten teacher Lily Gallo is a happily married mother of three who considers her life perfect… until the day she’s brutally assaulted while out on a run. When the town’s high school football hero is arrested for the attack, Lily’s family suffers retaliation from local sports fans. Recovering from her injuries, Lily wraps herself in an opioid cloud. Later, a barely avoided tragedy motivates her to flush the narcotics. But her return to sobriety is overshadowed by unnerving memory lapses and her husband’s growing mistrust. As unremembered events become more disturbing, Lily is convinced that she’s being stalked. Though her attacker started the destruction of her life, someone else is determined to finish it.
As the Cold War between East and West commences, so does our story. The setting is war-ravaged Berlin in late 1946. From that devastated and divided city, spies from both sides began to move with relative ease throughout occupied Germany. America and its allies need to determine the composition and deployment locations of the military forces Russia has moved into the very heart of Western Europe. The Russians work diligently to deny the Western Powers knowledge of their intentions and strategies while consolidating their position in their new vassal states in Middle Europe including East Germany; their ultimate goal is to spread communism to the rest of the world.
Recently declassified documents have revealed the true nature and extent of the spy versus spy conflict that occurred from the mid-1940s through the early-1990s between the American CIA and British MI6 on one side and the Russian KGB and GRU (plus eventually the East German Stasi) on the other.
In late 1946, Kurt Altschuler arrives in the divided city of Berlin. His job as an Associate Press News Agency reporter serves as a cover for his true role as a CIA agent. His first assignment is to establish a spy network that covers the Russian occupied zone of Germany.
Two years later, during the Berlin Blockade, he meets Erica Hoffmann, a beautiful East German archeology student. Any relationship between a CIA agent and an East German woman is strictly forbidden; she might be part of a ‘honey pot stin ...
How much do you owe the Devil after he saves your life? Under a hot Phoenix sun, high school student Levi Hunter hangs out with his new troubled friend Brad Robinson. Cooling off in a murky reservoir canal, the two are unaware that danger looms. In a split second both their lives change, leaving Levi forever in Brad’s debt. Years later, their lives couldn’t be more different. Levi struggles as a border patrol agent trying to save his crumbling marriage, while Brad lives large through dangerous, yet lucrative, business dealings with drug cartels. Now their paths are on a collision course. A path which may lead to redemption and life, or betrayal and death. Forces are at work beyond his control. The Devils debt is due, but it may cost Levi his soul. How high is the price in the matters of life and debt?
Following a plague which devastates humanity, a cruel dictatorship rises in south-west England. The citizens of the Yellow Cross settlement have a crazy plan to fight back, but to succeed they may have to kill innocents.
Perhaps there is a solution to the moral dilemma, but somebody must make a terrible sacrifice.
While the resistance argues over whether to proceed, the oppressors target Yellow Cross for plunder.
Can Cal put right his previous failures and learn to forgive himself?
Can Kim face up to her worst fears and overcome her past?
Yellow Death: Atonement is the third instalment of the Yellow Death Chronicles and concludes the trilogy focussing on the battle against the CUG oppressors.
Praise for the 1st book in the series: Yellow Death: Arrival . . . .
★★★★★ “Couldn't stop reading.”
★★★★★ “Absolutely amazing read.”
★★★★★ “Left me wanting more.”
★★★★★ “Keeps the reader enthralled”
★★★★★ “This book will live with me.”
★★★★★ “Fascinating read on the challenges of life and death during a pandemic.”
Please note this book is written in British English and covers mature themes and subjects.
When Al agrees to help Fergie find the missing son of one of their long-ago high school classmates, they head off to a ranch in the valley, where some wide open spaces still remain in Southeast Texas. He is okay with following Fergie’s lead in the case, for a change, and even with riding horses. But what he doesn’t expect is for the trail of the missing son to lead them into the path of one of America’s most violent gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13. They are vicious, tattooed career criminals, their lives devoted to machetes and guns. And this bunch is gearing up to wage war with other gangs—fighting, maiming, killing, and dying over their turfs, their colors, and their hand signs. Heaven help anyone in their way…and to do their job, Fergie and Al find themselves squarely in the way.
When Cassandra Sashakovich, a bright but arrogant economist and consultant, is in Riyadh completing a financial forecasting assignment, her cover is blown by a mole from her intelligence agency. A covert agent whose call sign is "Swiftshadow," she barely survives an encounter with a hit man and escapes to Washington, where she is fired by her agency for becoming a liability.
Hunted by terrorists who fear she may have hacked details of their pending operation, Cassie must identify the mole and neutralize the terrorists to recover her life. She finds help in the arms of another rogue agent, Lee Ainsley, and learns how to deal with life on the run from a homeless teen, Ann Silbee.
From Riyadh to the halls of power in Washington, from New York's homeless to Hong Kong's center of technology, from the remnants of Silicon Valley to Al Qaeda's Afghanistan, Cassie desperately races against the clock to expose plots by both her own government and the terrorists; an operation that could result in the deaths of millions of Americans. Cassie must come to terms with her own natu ...
“A pistol pressed against his son’s temple. A dark hand came into view, then an arm. Then a man came from behind the door and lifted his finger to his lips.” --Robin Patchen, award winning author of Finding Amanda and Convenient Lies. About GENEROUS LIES: He had no idea it was so bad. For FBI agent Garrison Kopp suspected his teenage son was in trouble, but a midnight summons to the ER reveals the drug problem is more serious than he thought. Desperate to get his son away from negative influences, he asks a beautiful and kind new friend who owns rental properties for a place to stay. She’ll help, as long as she doesn’t have to risk anything. Vacation homeowner Samantha Messenger is happy to provide Garrison and his son a lake cabin where they can regroup. She helps him search for a good rehab facility and tries not to hope for more than friendship. After what she’s been through, more isn’t an option, no matter what her heart wants. Big trouble comes in tiny packages. Sparks fly between them as Sam and Garrison work together to help the resistant teen. But that becomes the least of their problems when a package planted in Garrison’s car lures enemies to the idyllic cabin on the lake. With their lives—and love—on the line, can they protect all they hold dear?
The body of a strangled woman draws Lorne into an intricate investigation that expands swiftly when a second innocent is murdered. A serial killer is on the loose, plucking victims from Internet dating sites. But when a third victim--this one male--is discovered, Lorne is forced to admit her worst fears... she is on the trail of a serial killer duo. Lorne's personal life grows complicated as her sister, Jade, struggles to come to terms with their father's death. Lorne suggests drastic measures to cure Jade's grief. The answers are out there, but will Lorne solve the crimes and find the killer before the next victim dies?
Sizzling Cold Case…Tragic Accident or Cold Blooded Murder? Warren gets a chance to solve ‘the one big case that got away.’ But will he put the people he loves in serious danger by accepting this challenge? The first client of the Conley Austin Detective Agency brings an unsolved case from Warren’s past. Warren and his client are ready to convict Dr. Grant, the man’s son-in-law, and feel it’s an open and shut case. Can it be that straight forward….or will the murderer kill again before they prove his guilt? You’re sure to enjoy their second endeavor involving a thriving business suddenly barely able to make payroll. Is this a case of poor business management…or embezzlement? Lea digs deep to find answers to her questions. Finally, can you imagine the prestigious Conley Austin Agency tracking down a missing dog? More than the dog, it’s the diamond collar around its neck that gets them involved. Join the trio as they pursue this case with dogged determination! Unplug and escape with SIZZLING COLD CASE, Book Seven in the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series. You'll love this fast-paced murder mystery that keeps you guessing.
Fifty years ago, the Murray family lost their prized possession: a fifteenth-century, two-volume Gutenberg Bible—the most valuable books in the world—in dubious and disputed circumstances. Fifty years later, grandson, Johnny Murray, discovers where his legacy now lies. And drunk on the heady aroma of vengeance, blended with the prospect of a multi-million-pound payday, Johnny resolves to retrieve it, no matter what. But Johnny’s actions ripple down through his family when the recent keeper of the bibles retaliates to the appropriation. Not only Johnny, but also his wife and son, become targets as the ex-custodian escalates his response from malice to mayhem and murder in his attempts to recover the books and establish his own legal title to them. But, whoever wins has a problem. Have they been seized from the rightful owner? If so, can he risk the law ever taking the side of a thief?