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by Stephen J. GalgonRULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN… OR ARE THEY? THE CIRCLE, a shadow organization of cold-blooded killers, has thrived for almost a century—long before Doug Goodwin ever set foot into the VIP parlor of Tasker’s Bar. The Circle maintains its clandestine status through compulsory bylaws carrying harsh penalties, exacting their own brand of justice on any member that dares question their methods. Throughout the Circle’s illustrious history, only a select few have ever violated those sacred rules... more
by J.B. Manas
Julian Black avoids people. Tormented by the ability to experience their most intimate, painful memories with a single touch, he reluctantly begins using his skill to assist tenacious Philadelphia police detective Lela Mars. But his life is soon upended when he’s captured by an equally gifted man claiming to be from his past—a suave master thief who can make people forget.
Now this mysterious stranger is ordering Julian to obtain a vital government secret that could shift th... more
by Marlene RidgwayWhy did I lie? I hadn’t planned on lying. When that stranger handed me the journal and looked at me with his wide, desperate eyes, I wasn’t planning anything. I intended to give it to whoever asked for it. This wasn’t some elaborate plan or a scheme. I just didn’t open my mouth. It was like my mind decided without me that I should hang on to it. *** All Maggie wanted to do was photograph an old bridge and avoid thinking about the recent death of her mother. What she wasn’t planning to fi... more
by Ken MacQueenJake Ockham had a dream job, investigating nominees for the Pittsburgh-based Sedgewick Medallion—the nation’s highest civilian award for heroism. Obligations drag him home to the gritty Pacific port of Aberdeen, Washington, to edit his family’s newspaper. Trouble follows as medalists Jake vetted go missing. He is a suspect in the disappearances, and unbeknownst to him, a target of the kidnappers. Aided by resourceful friends, the trail leads to the Dark Web where imprisoned medalists are force... more
by Tom TurnerA grisly murder, a missing girl, a cheating husband and…oh my God, Nick Janzek!? The beautiful Savannah sisters in crime, Jackie and Ryder, open a branch in Charleston and suddenly have their hands full in a new city that’s bewitching, mysterious and, yes, more than a little sinister. The sleuth sisters are muddling along on a baffling murder case when Ryder meets Charleston detective, Nick Janzek. Love at first sight? Not exactly, but give it some time. Love, murder, intrigue, adventure and—a... more
by Kevin G. ChapmanBe careful what you wish for . . . Rory McEntyre is a lonely trusts & estates attorney who plays the hero inside video games. Then, his old flame, Monica, walks into his office with a $60 million winning lottery ticket and a world of trouble. Monica’s husband, Tom, is dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot. A homicide detective considers Monica a suspect, so Rory must be her criminal lawyer. Thugs from Tom’s shady business think Monica has incriminating evidence Tom stole from th... more
by S.L. SmithDead Reckoning: Seventh Pete Culnane Mystery Ramsey County District Court Judge Charles Canby is found murdered high on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, along St. Paul’s Cherokee Trail. St. Paul Police investigators, Pete Culnane and Martin Tierney, battle their way through the politics and loyalties of the Judge’s turbulent life. Facts revealed in the process raise disturbing questions about how the victim became and remained a judge. To solve this case, they must discover and... more
by Miriam Verbeek
Saskia van Essen consults to large financial institutions, helping them secure their systems against hackers. She's very familiar with the dark net and she hunts those who abuse its concealments. At the request of Interpol, she takes an assignment on the island of Si'Empra and negotiates complex cultures and irascible leaders to track down the criminals running an international operation to sell images of abused children. Some of the children she can save. All she can do others is stop the su... more
by Dick CarmelThis novel examines the age-old question: do the ends ever justify the means? When a client dies before signing his will, his lawyer innocently forges the signature, leading to dangerous complications. The lawyer, disinherited family of the deceased, and the unrelated beneficiary under the will, must all make twisted compromises with federal prosecutors, corrupt politicians, crime lords, and the family of the deceased to avoid prosecution, legal disbarment, and disinheritance. The beneficiary gi... more
by ARTHUR KERNSMurder, Intrigue, and Romance in Sunny Tuscany. CIA officer Sandra Harrington takes the lead and hurries from her Paris apartment to Tuscany to assist her partner Hayden Stone who has escaped death from a suicide bomber. To find and neutralize the terrorists, Sandra travels to Cyprus and Beirut and only escapes death by outshooting a murderous gang. Meanwhile, former FBI agent Hayden Stone pursues a terrorist mastermind who is intent on overthrowing the Saudi Arabian monarchy and blowing up F... more
by Claire M. JohnsonIn 1930 San Francisco, the bridges haven't yet been built, and although Prohibition is still in effect, the speakeasies are thriving. The Moore Detective Agency is two months and several fifths of whiskey away from closing its doors. When the wife of one of the most prestigious bankers knocks on their office door asking them to look for her wayward stepson, it could be the lifeline they need to keep the agency going. Unfortunately, Detective Nick Moore’s current client is his bootlegger, and the... more
by Stephanie GlennonReeling from the late-night knock on her own steel-reinforced door after her husband is murdered in Manhattan, homicide prosecutor Barbara Warren follows her grief-compromised intuition to Massachusetts. In the Commonwealth's "County of Vice Presidents," a sociopathic chameleon has launched her latest scheme, enlisting the protection of a corrupt small-town police force. She may hold the answers to the brutal crime. She also may be after the only family Barbara still has.
by Linda Heavner GeraldThe gripping saga of family life inside a Scottish castle continues with this third sequel to the Alladale Series. Castles in the Rain begins with the arrival of two new Reid family members, Carter and Cade, who are fresh out of law school at the College of Charleston. They arrive to a new staff, but the remaining trauma from the loss of Malcolm and Molly Dargie hangs over them all. Nevertheless, these two young men stand innocently before the haughty manor, dreaming of their futures. Quickly... more
by Don Nordstrom
This is a unique book and fascinating story, where seven developmentally challenged adults (8 if you count Dave the volunteer) go camping in the wilds of National Parks.
Dave, who somewhat volunteers to go along on the insane 10-day trip, soon discovers he is the challenged one from his corporate world. He has little patience for anybody, including himself, and consistently thinks about losing Ray in the woods.
Other than Dave, and Rachel the leader, the seven adults are aliens whe... more
by Christina DelayA Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense finalist. Every good story starts with a lie. Jane and Lily are the best of friends, old college roommates, and they believe they tell each other everything. From Lily’s perfect marriage to Jane’s on-again, off-again romances, the two women trust each other with all their secrets. When Lily winds up in a coma in the hospital, all evidence points to her husband. Except for the pictures littered around the crime scene, pictures ... more
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