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by Valerie J. BrooksAngeline Porter craves a return to normalcy. But when the former criminal defense attorney receives an alarming text, she races in desperation to Florida only to find a ransacked apartment, a poisoned but alive dog, and a missing half-sister. Determined to rescue her sibling, she follows a trail of shockingly incriminating clues and plunges into a life-or-death fight with the Boston mob. Taking advantage of old ties with a charming FBI agent and trying to outsmart a violent syndicate boss wit... more
by AJ StewartTo Miami Jones, fishing is a pastime best done with a cooler of beer and low expectations. So when a cable TV personality hires him to investigate irregularities in a competitive fishing tournament in Spanish Wells, Bahamas, Jones is less than enthusiastic. He expects to find a bunch of old geezers kicking back with lazy rods and a bucket of worms. What he finds is a high stakes and big money game, where winning is measured not in inches and pounds but in views and sponsorship deals. Befor... more
by AJ StewartPolice Diver Samantha Waters embraces the frigid water off the British coast, but when a high-stakes rescue results in disciplinary action, Sam finds herself restricted to shore duty with too much time on her hands. That is until her mother suggests she take a break and visit the uncle she hasn’t seen since childhood. In Florida. Sam finds herself on a sleepy gulf island that is different from her home on the Isle of Wight in so many ways. For starters, it’s sunny and it’s hot—and that’... more
by Mike NemethKarl Novak is a grieving widower who is recruited by a Georgia sheriff to undertake one last detective job: find the source of opioids that had caused overdose deaths at Palm Haven, a luxury condo community on Tybee Island. His cover story: revert to his birth identity of Eddie Kovacs and pose as the owner of his deceased father’s dry cleaning stores in Wisconsin. This job is Eddie’s last shot at redemption for his colossal mistake in Vietnam, and his last chance to salvage his reputation as an ... more
by Mark Sheehan“Shit, General,” Hank said, leaning forward. “US Armorers could put a gun in the hand of Jesus. Small War ain’t going to happen.” Small War is the United Nations’ best kept secret: the end of conventional warfare. Acting in self-interest, the United States’ military buries it. Oil—enough to build a superpower—is discovered by the United States, only for Russia to lay claim. The United States threatens war, but a resurgent Russia ruthlessly executes a play years in the making. Dominos fall:... more
by Susan Barrett PriceSet in 1992, it starts with murder in Manhattan. Before long, Nellie Mackenzie and Taylor Jackson find themselves at opposite ends of the Karakoram Highway. Nellie is headed north through tribal Pakistan, where vengeance killings are a way of life. Jackson is headed south along the desert routes of western China, where smuggling national treasures is a capital offense. Nellie and Jackson are antiquities dealers. They were once husband and wife. Now the unsolved murder lies between them. Their co... more
by Lauren Kristen RobertsEveryone has secrets, but the skeletons in Jen's closet are bigger than most. By day, she writes fanfiction for her favorite TV show, Gemini Divided, but by night, she works as an assassin to pay her mother's chemotherapy bills. Her world tilts on its axis the day she is assigned to kill Will Bryant-the handsome and charming star of Gemini Divided, and her celebrity crush. What could Will have done to land on someone's hit list? The assignment gets Jen up close and personal with Will, who ... more
by Barbara Cooper
Can they save the missing girl ... and themselves?
EPIC POEM / CRIME NOVELLA, set in surreal wetlands. Vintage line ink Illustrations by author.
DANA feels the atmosphere of the marsh seeping into her skin with each day she spends in the cold unwelcoming mansion of her father's family.
When her young cousin, Debra Lee, mysteriously vanishes, Dana turns to Henry - a neighbor from a cabin nearby, to help search for her.... more
by Siddharth DalalRahm, an Indian American engineer, is a man of science and now a ghost. Murdered by his girlfriend, Marie. She’s hidden his body and vanished into thin air. Rahm is also the number one suspect in the deaths of his research team. A global conglomerate, Mashataki, has launched a copycat product and government agencies are using it for spying. Rahm wants revenge. But as he gets closer, the trail of bodies grows, and the conspiracy goes deeper than he can imagine.
by Cary Allen StoneEx-SEAL Zach Kincaid, and his Delta team must stop the violent takeover of the government. Zach faces off with SEAL David “the Knife” Steele, Alpha Team Leader. The Democratic National Convention in the Mercedes Benz Stadium opens in Atlanta. The White House is on High Alert. An Apache attack helicopter prevents Air Force One’s emergency departure from Atlanta-Hartsfield International. Civil war is imminent. The survival of the United States of America is at stake.
by Michael PronkoMoney isn’t everything. It’s the deadly thing. After the murder of a high-flying executive in one of Tokyo’s wealth management firms, Detective Hiroshi finds himself investigating the financial schemes that secure the money of Tokyo’s elite investors. His forensic accounting gets sidetracked, though, by a second murder and the abduction of two girls from the home of a hotshot wealth manager. The abducted girls are the daughters of an international couple who seemed to have it all—a large... more
by Ron McCarthyAn assassination attempt on a Government Minister involves Len and his niece in a chase which has serious consequences. His street-smart skills protect himself against unprovoked attempts on his own life and when his niece is kidnapped.
by John SomersetJack Johnson is both lucky and unlucky. He survives the Vietnam war as a decorated helicopter pilot, marries the girl he left behind, and lands on his feet at Australia’s leading advertising agency, as a launch pad to spectacular success in the industry. Lucky, you might say. But luck can change. Jack is hit with a bogus criminal charge that chases him into the Great Australian Desert, in a quest for Lasseter’s fabled gold reef. But Jack is not the only one looking. A mysterious Chinese compan... more
by Jaris AshBaron Randolf Bukeligh has been found by the butler in the library with a hook in his mouth and hands tied with fishing line. The baron, struggling to keep the estate going, had held a house-party in order to try and get things back on track. Being murdered hadn’t been part of the plan! Inspector Baker, new to Whitby CID, is called in to work with local Sergeant Davies in order to discover who the culprit is. They are aided by a group of students who have just completed their degrees and had be... more
by John YearwoodBased on the true story of an unthinkable murder in the pine forests of East Texas, JAR OF PENNIES follows the trail of evidence as seen through the eyes of a small town newspaper reporter until he spots a crucial piece of evidence that sends the murderer to a showdown with the needle of death. Along the way, the humor of rural Texans combines with tales of economic and racial bigotry out of which comes an ending made happy by love and the restoration of justice.
by Art SmuklerTHE REAL STORY, a mystery Confined to a pediatric hospital at age six, the death of his father at age seven, and always desperate for money, left a deep psychological imprint on Joe Belmont. Despite it, he mowed lawns, pumped gas, waited tables, and worked hard in school. When he turned eighteen, he borrowed money, lived low, and worked himself through college and into medical school. Finally, the end was in sight. Then without warning, his saintly mother was murdered in her modest home... more