A former music journalist, David Evans finds work through difficult circumstances when his ex-girlfriend, Erica Greene, turns up dead from an overdose. David loved Erica before she literally set his... More > life on fire, and wonders why a mysterious attorney needs to urgently unload a letter and lockbox key from Erica’s estate.
The key leads David to hidden evidence in a Columbus bank that make Erica's death all the more sinister. He turns to another one of Erica’s old flames, Christopher Ruka, to assist with a suicide inquiry that looks more and more like murder by the day.
When the full truths are revealed, David questions everything he’s ever believed in, from friends and family to the very systems meant to protect him from harm. Chris Ruka, an expert in competitive intelligence with secrets of his own, could be the only person who can help avenge Erica. And he’s got his own ideas...< Less
When the residents of Orange Beach, Alabama, wake up one morning to the brutal murders of a well known family in their community, the sleepy beachside fishing village quickly realizes that they have... More > a much bigger problem than just recovering from the aftermath of a constant barrage of hurricanes; they have a diabolical killer lurking in the shadows of their dunes.
The only survivor and witness to the murders is Anna, a nine year old child who is traumatized beyond belief by the bloodshed that she witnessed the night her family was slain in front of her. Hank Jordan, the lead detective in the case, follows clues left mistakenly by the killers and is led to an unimaginable network of international crime and destruction that has for years thrived and lived undetected or ignored in his small town.
While Anna struggles to recover, Hank chases the criminals all over Alabama and into the Southeast, racing against time to stop even more murders from taking place.< Less
HE KILLS FOR THE LOVE OF ART. For too many years Roy Fontaine murdered at will on the streets of New Orleans. One by one, women drew their last breath in his presence; painted pictures of their faces... More > and bodies joined countless others in murals on the walls inside his house. But when Hurricane Katrina unleashed her power and fury upon the Gulf Coast, Roy was forced to abandon his flooded home and relocate to a new city. His search for a new killing ground led him to Orange Beach, AL, a small fishing village nestled snugly between Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama. When the body of tourist Jillian Brannon is found in the sand dunes, Detective Hank Jordan begins an investigation that leads to the unimaginable in his small town. Join Detective Jordan in his hunt for the killer, the faceless man who calls himself THE ARTIST< Less
When Russian mail order bride Tatiana does not deplane her flight at the Pensacola, Florida, Regional airport, real estate developer Eddie Callahan drives back to Orange Beach, Alabama, empty handed.... More > Soon after he returns home, he receives a text message on his cell phone with the ransom demands of her kidnappers. Devastated and worried that he had participated in illegal activity, he turns to his old friend Detective Hank Jordan for help. The investigation into her disappearance leads them to Jamaica where they come face to face with a brutal Russian sex slave operation that supplies prostitutes to tourists.< Less
In this sequel to 'Spooning Danny', town marshal Lief Ceriese continues his search for the cattle rustlers. But every discovery he makes only increases the mystery and his investigation too quickly... More > leads to the shooting of two men. And his troubles are magnified by the presence of a 'blue falcon'.< Less
When ex-Army Ranger Lief Cierese accepts the job as town marshal for a small rural community in north-central Nevada, he believes that the peaceful town will provide a place to escape from the... More > memories of war and the brutal truth of what he had done. But instead of peace he finds arson, attempted murder and worse. And the biggest mystery is Danny, an elusive and mysterious 12-year old boy.< Less
When the American born heir to the kingdom of Kushawa is hidden in an age-qualified retirement community, a battle of wits and tactics develops between the Kushawan Alliance of Royal Princes (KARP),... More > determined to eliminate the infant, and a group of senior citizens, The Blenders, equally determined to save him. Doll Reynolds pulls the residents into a unified group while the baby's mother, Moira Robbins, risks her life to lure the KARP assassins away from her child.< Less
A priceless painting of a sainted girl hangs in an old Louisiana plantation house. Josiah Reed wants it badly enough to hire a professional thief, a man still on the run with a mysterious woman after... More > a botched job outside Crow Wing, California. Across the windswept plains, a U.S. Marshal hunts the young woman and the man who disappeared with her.< Less
“Howard Price was the last man
in the world who had no Doubt.
In God or in himself.
And now he had Tabitha.
Bloody faith. Power. And sex."
Andrew Maginnis - Police Analyst
National Public... More > Order Intelligence Unit
Doubt is the debut novel by Irish writer
and punk musician Ryan Shirlow :
a dark and comic struggle with apocalyptic philosophy,
economic meltdown, bad science and maybe
– just maybe – the End of The World.< Less
After a hostage situation requires partners Adam &
Sam to take action against orders they find themselves
Their suspicions of dirty cops on the force are
reinforced when they... More > catch the Chief meeting with
strange men in a dark parking garage.
Soon Adam & Sam find themselves fighting a crime
boss that no one, not even his own men, have ever
Jack is a man that seems to know everything, yet he remembers nothing of his own life. His memories only come back to him in his dreams. Worst of all, he's found himself trapped in a place he's never... More > been before, and to escape, he may have to do something he'll regret for the rest of his life. How far would you go? Enter his mind. Enter his past. Enter the Box.< Less
Noir at its best: Dennis Tafoya, Sarah Weinman, Clayton Lindemuth, Brad Green, Bruce Holsinger, Kieran Shea, Ed Kurtz, Jimmy Callaway, Scott Miles, C.J. Edwards, Amy Yolanda Castillo, Alan Orloff,... More > B.A. Hoffman, and Neliza Drew. Cover by Scott Morse.< Less
Forced at a young age to fend for himself, Kairome Calloway finds himself immersed in an underworld of drugs, violence and crime. The son of a single and hardworking yet attentive mother, Kairome is... More > an intuitive and resourceful young man. Different than the element that he is surrounded with, he uses his intelligence and wits to graduate college and land a job at Prestige Properties. What he thought was a golden opportunity suddenly turns bad. Corporate America is far more dangerous than any street corner that he has ever encountered. Once he uncovers his boss’, Mr. Delucia’s, plan for a neighborhood in which he grew up, Kairome must use everything that he has learned to outwit his boss. He and his crew gear up for a showdown that holds the city in the balance.< Less
When a member of the grunge band Slough is killed, Matt Harper searches for the murderer. The trail leads him from the Twin Cities to Florida and a paranoid billionaire's yacht, the Albatross from... More > Bloody Bay. Then he meets a phantom Marine in the Everglades and engages in a one-sided gun battle. A leg washed up on a St. Pete beach, a coven of witches and an attorney nicknamed 'Acquittal' add to the action. Several unexpected twists baffle Matt as he tries to solve his most bizarre case ever.< Less
Before dawn one morning in early summer, Park Ranger Molly Tinker and her standard poodle are jogging at Pond Park when they discover a shoe sticking halfway under the evergreen tree on the hill.... More > Lifting the shoe, Molly discovers that the shoe is attached to a dead body. Molly and her poodle jog home to awaken her husband, Chief of Police Eric Wade, to tell him the bad news. The residents of this small New England town have no memory of murder and are disturbed by this violent crime. Unfortunately, as the summer passes, Molly and her dog discover more bodies under the evergreen tree on the hill. Molly becomes an unofficial detective, helping the police with the murder investigation. Her unorthodox detecting skills entertain the reader and lead to the arrest of a killer.< Less
Money, the root of all evil, is the driving force behind the story. No synopsis could do justice to the bizarre twists and turns that tumble one upon another in this amusing tale of greed,... More > incompetence and murder. The author's unique sense of humor adds to the macabre tale of intrigue, weirdly botched attempts of murder and self-serving relatives.< Less
First it appeared to an arson call, but after firefighters put out the blazing inferno that devoured James Lee Dimaggio's cabin it became clear that the fire was the least of everybody's worries. The... More > murdered bodies of Christina Anderson and her son Ethan were on the property. Christina had been bludgeoned to death, her throat slashed in a post-mortem act of savagery. Ethan had been partially cremated in the fiery blaze leaving the mystery: How did he die? It didn't take long before investigators realized that Anderson's teenage daughter was missing along with her father's best friend -- 40-year-old "Uncle Jim" DiMaggio.
The River of No Return details the moments of this case from the moment James DiMaggio's burning home was extinguished until the teen's latest media appearances as recently as October of 2013. This special re-release also contains some new details and at least one new chapter.< Less
The politics of North Carolina have shifted, and forty-six-year-old tennis pro, Palmer Morel, can feel the difference. The hatred has increased. The Governor has forgotten the... More > poorest people of the state. And the Tar Heel sports program is in shambles.
Morel has discovered many secrets about the Tar Heel state, and these secrets have put his life in danger. Together with his mother and his young son TJ, Morel has entered the Witness Protection program and is hiding out in Wilmington along the coast near the Cape Fear River.< Less
Long lost siblings, a cop and a hit-man, separated by tragedy but reunited by a mysterious spirit.
THE SHINING MIND is about a hit-man haunted by ghosts and a police officer who acquires psychic... More > abilities after having a tragic near death experience.< Less
Gemma Benson has just signed on as interim priest to clean up the mess at St. Elwood's Episcopal Church, on the tiny Northwest island of Brandon's Rock. But a curmudgeonly Einstein, an... More > intermittently homeless boy, and a suitcase full of $1000 bills are wreaking havoc with her plans for the recovering parish...< Less
When John ‘Smitty’ Smith is called into the office and given his official notice of dismissal from government employment, he is offered another position. In an effort to keep working long... More > enough to get enough time to vest his pension with the government, John accepts a transfer. He is not told what his new assignment will entail, but he is told it is ‘a lateral transfer’. He then finds himself sent to a secret facility in the Southwest, very close to the border with Mexico.< Less
Centuries of Native American curses, unexplained deaths and missing persons, political corruption, gender and racial bigotry, a torrid love affair, an old friend running from the mob, a cast of crazy... More > locals, international crime, terrorism, rumors of organ harvesting and an old superstition about a preternatural werewolf on the prowl ~ Welcome to Juniper!!!< Less
Where the Allegheny and Monongahela converge, a speck of land called Neville Island squats in the muddy waters of the Ohio River. At the eastern tip of the island sits Keystate Oil - a small company... More > caught in the eddies and undercurrents of shady business, crooked financiers and organized crime.
Doug Reardon was hired to lead the company back to health. Lud, a longtime mentor, and Stoli, the burly union boss, help resurrect the business. Unwittingly, they abet the company's unscrupulous owner's scheme to launder millions in drug money. When tragedy strikes, Doug and Stoli are thrown into the morass of corporate greed and financial manipulation.
Searching for the truth, they are dragged into the labyrinth of corruption and murder. Ultimately, they are pulled into the treacherous world of Yuri Pandropov - drug lord and patriarch of the Russian Mafia. What started as the rescue of a distressed company becomes a trek through the enigma of financial banking and brutality of drug trafficking.< Less