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The Cipher

The Cipher
  • Author : Isabella Maldonado
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 1542022479
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Summary : To a cunning serial killer, she was the one that got away. Until now... FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera escaped a serial killer's trap at sixteen. Years later, when she's jumped in a Virginia park, a video of the attack goes viral. Legions of new fans are not the only ones impressed with her fighting skills. The man who abducted her eleven years ago is watching. Determined to reclaim his lost prize, he commits a grisly murder designed to pull her into the investigation...but his games are just beginning. And he's using the internet to invite the public to play along. His coded riddles may have made him a depraved social media superstar--an enigmatic cyber-ghost dubbed "the Cipher"--but to Nina he's a monster who preys on the vulnerable. Partnered with the FBI's preeminent mind hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Wade, who is haunted by his own past, Nina tracks the predator across the country. Clue by clue, victim by victim, Nina races to stop a deadly killer while the world watches.

A Different Dawn

A Different Dawn
  • Author : Isabella Maldonado
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-08
  • Total pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1542022789
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Summary : For nearly thirty years a serial killer has been hiding in plain sight. So has the key to an FBI agent's dark past. A family is murdered as they sleep. FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera and her new team are tasked with determining whether there is any link between this attack and another triple homicide from four years earlier and more than two thousand miles away. In the process, they'll discover a serial killer so cunning that his grisly trail of death spanning nearly three decades has gone undetected. Each crime scene reminds Nina of the ghostly Latin folktale of La Llorona, which terrified her when she was an abandoned and vulnerable child. Now it's back to haunt her. Nina has known evil, but these macabre reenactments are as disturbing as they are baffling. Now she must uncover the meaning behind the rituals as the evidence leads her in an unexpected direction--far closer to home than anyone could have imagined. As the team narrows in on a suspect, the present collides with Nina's past in a twist of fate that forces her to make the ultimate sacrifice.

The Falcon

The Falcon
  • Author : Isabella Maldonado
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-06-28
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 1542035627
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Summary : A Wall Street Journal bestselling series. A serial killer wants to play. FBI Agent Nina Guerrera has no time for games. Six female undergrads at an elite university vanish. The media descends. The families demand action. And as Special Agent Nina Guerrera follows clue by chilling clue, she realizes she's tracking the most cunning predator of her career. The case takes a turn for the worse, and the bizarre, when several victims are found perfectly preserved. No signs of violence, no hint of how they died. Just more evidence that the killer is cruel, calculating, and a master of mind control. With her mission compromised, Nina must face her greatest failure--and greatest fear--to stop a deadly hunter before he claims another prize.

Phoenix Burning

Phoenix Burning
  • Author : Isabella Maldonado
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780738753935
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Summary : "Maldonado's a writer to watch, and she showcases her own extensive law enforcement background in this tightly plotted police procedural."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) The battle between Veranda Cruz and the Villalobos cartel turns Phoenix into a war zone. Homicide Detective Veranda Cruz will stop at nothing to take down the Villalobos cartel. But when a wave of violence in the city escalates, she fears that the secrets of her past will take her down instead. Adolfo Villalobos is a crime boss who's determined to stake his claim. To prove that he's ready to run his family's sprawling criminal empire, he devises a plan to silence his siblings and destroy Veranda, leaving a trail of destruction through downtown Phoenix that makes national headlines. Veranda believes the task force she's been assigned to lead will end the cartel's reign of terror, until Adolfo's revenge takes a cruel—and highly personal—twist. Praise for Phoenix Burning: "Maldonado, a former law enforcement officer, brings her experience and expertise to this gripping police procedural. With its gritty heroine, this action-packed mystery will attract readers who enjoy crime novels about the war on drugs."—Library Journal "Phoenix may be burning, but Maldonado's star is rising. Gritty and gripping."—J. A. Jance, New York Times bestselling author "Maldonado's writing always bristles with urgency and authority."—Mystery Scene Magazine "Delivers a brilliant and complicated heroine, accented by a take-no-prisoners plot...It's spicy, smart, and entertaining, definitely worth your time."—Steve Berry, author of The Lost Order Praise for Blood's Echo: Winner of the 2018 Mariposa Award for Best First Novel "A highly entertaining police procedural...Maldonado rises to her written challenge to entertain, enthrall, and engage readers in this high-octane thriller."—Suspense Magazine "A tense thriller with a strong sense of place and an insider's look at some of the most dangerous work in law enforcement."—Jan Burke, New York Times bestselling author "The Phoenix sun isn't the only thing burning in this thrilling debut and I look forward to more."—Shannon Baker, bestselling author of the Kate Fox mystery series "An ex-narc leads a war against a powerful crime family. The payoff is satisfying."—Kirkus Reviews

Blood's Echo

Blood's Echo
  • Author : Isabella Maldonado
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-03-08
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780738751337
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Summary : Winner of the 2018 Mariposa Award for Best First Novel Whenever the lust for drugs, money, and power lays claim to a city, brutality is never far behind. Phoenix detective Veranda Cruz is dead set on taking down the Villalobos Cartel, but the ruthlessness of her quarry demands a ruthless edge of her own. Detective Veranda Cruz leads an elite task force on the Phoenix Police Drug Enforcement Bureau. Bartolo Villalobos is the heir apparent to the most powerful cartel in the world. No one in the department suspects the secret motive behind Veranda's obsession with the cartel...until an operation goes horribly wrong. Targeted by an increasingly unstable drug lord, Veranda must protect her family and stay clear of adversaries within the force while she sets a trap for Bartolo. As the desert action heats up, Veranda and her new Homicide team—along with an arson investigator who kindles a flame for her—are all drawn into a deadly gambit. Taking down Bartolo is the ultimate goal, but is Veranda ready to trade life for justice? Praise: "A highly entertaining police procedural...Hang on tight for the ride of a lifetime across Southern Arizona as Maldonado rises to her written challenge to entertain, enthrall and engage readers in this high octane thriller."—Suspense Magazine "Maldonado ratchets up the tension with each page, leaving you breathless as you race to the end."—Robin Burcell, bestselling author of The Kill Order "Isabella Maldonado is off to a great start, giving us a tense thriller with a strong sense of place and an insider's look at some of the most dangerous work in law enforcement. This first Veranda Cruz novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting her next adventure."—Jan Burke, New York Times bestselling author "The Phoenix sun isn't the only thing burning in this thrilling debut and I look forward to more."—Shannon Baker, bestselling author of the Kate Fox mystery series "Maldonado has crafted a top-notch thriller that will have police procedural junkies and thrill-seekers turning page after page, late into the night."—Maegan Beaumont, award-winning author of Carved in Darkness

The Dark and Lonely Road

The Dark and Lonely Road
  • Author : Sean Gates
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-02-20
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9780359440382
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Summary : Nearly 20 years after World War II, Harry Cogbill is drifting through life, unable to hold down a steady job or form lasting relationships. All of that is about to change when Ethel Burkitt comes to his door looking for an ally against the hoodlums buying her uncle's property. Cogbill's not a private detective, but even the most reluctant soldier knows some things are worth fighting for.

Death Blow

Death Blow
  • Author : Isabella Maldonado
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-03-08
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780738755601
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Summary : Homicide detective Veranda Cruz takes on the most ruthless member of the Villalobos cartel. Phoenix homicide detective Veranda Cruz is on a mission. After Hector Villalobos tried to destroy her family, Veranda vowed to take down his powerful crime syndicate. Beautiful, shrewd, and lethal, Daria Villalobos is on a mission of her own. Determined to be the first woman to take the reins of her father's notorious cartel, she hatches a plot to eliminate Veranda. When the investigation blows up in Veranda's face, the hunt is on to stop a bomber. Veranda battles her department and her personal demons as she takes on Daria. To survive her most cunning adversary yet, will she make a pact with a killer? Praise for Death Blow, Book 3 in the Veranda Cruz Mysteries: "If you're in the mood for a nonstop exposé of every fear you've ever had about cartel crime, Veranda Cruz is the woman to follow."—Kirkus Reviews "Finally! A kick-ass female protagonist and an author who knows firsthand the world she writes about. The combination makes for an explosive read that grabs you from page one and doesn't let go."—Alex Kava, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Lost Creed "Red alert to all readers of police procedurals with a strong thriller bent: Isabella Maldonado's Death Blow delivers non-stop action with substance, grit and surprises."—Lisa Preston, author of The Clincher "Gritty, raw, and realistic, Isabella Maldonado's Death Blow is the real deal."—Bruce Robert Coffin, bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series "A gritty, gut wrenching, page-turning thriller featuring a woman cop bent on bringing down a twisted cartel leader for reasons of her own. Death Blow grabs you from the first jaw dropping scene to the last and Maldonado's stellar writing weaves it all together."—Jamie Freveletti, internationally bestselling author of Blood Run Praise for Phoenix Burning, Book 2 in the Veranda Cruz Mysteries: "Maldonado's a writer to watch, and she showcases her own extensive law enforcement background in this tightly plotted police procedural."—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Maldonado, a former law enforcement officer, brings her experience and expertise to this gripping police procedural. With its gritty heroine, this action-packed mystery will attract readers who enjoy crime novels about the war on drugs."—Library Journal "Phoenix may be burning, but Maldonado's star is rising. Gritty and gripping."—J. A. Jance, New York Times bestselling author "Maldonado's writing always bristles with urgency and authority."—MysteryScene Magazine "Delivers a brilliant and complicated heroine, accented by a take-no-prisoners plot...It's spicy, smart, and entertaining, definitely worth your time."—Steve Berry, author of The Lost Order Praise for Blood's Echo, Book 1 in the Veranda Cruz Mysteries: Winner of the 2018 Mariposa Award for Best First Novel "A highly entertaining police procedural...Maldonado rises to her written challenge to entertain, enthrall, and engage readers in this high-octane thriller."—Suspense Magazine "A tense thriller with a strong sense of place and an insider's look at some of the most dangerous work in law enforcement."—Jan Burke, New York Times bestselling author "An ex-narc leads a war against a powerful crime family. The payoff is satisfying."—Kirkus Reviews

Flight

Flight
  • Author : Laura Griffin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780593197356
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Summary : One tenacious local detective can only get the help he needs from a former forensic photographer with a serial killer on the loose in the new romantic thriller from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin. When former forensic photographer Miranda Rhoads moves to the seaside town of Lost Beach, she's decided to make her living as a wildlife photographer and put crime scenes behind her. But her plans are quickly upended when one morning, she comes across a couple sleeping in a canoe, entwined in an embrace. Looking closer, she realizes the man and woman aren't asleep—they’ve been murdered. Detective Joel Breda sets out to find answers--not only about the unidentified victims in the marshy death scene, but also about the aloof and beautiful photographer who seems to know more about his investigation than he does. As they begin to unravel the motivation of a merciless serial killer, Miranda and Joel must race against the clock to make an arrest before the killer can find them first.

The Image Of Me

The Image Of Me
  • Author : Karin Cutler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-02
  • Total pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1670777839
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Summary : The charmed life of art teacher Mim Rodriguez ended the October morning her three-year-old daughter, Rosie, succumbed to a rattlesnake bite on their walk in the New Mexico desert. Distraught by grief and guilt, Mim gave up two of the things she loved most: her art and her husband, Rod, and moved to a small town with their six-month-old daughter, Nini.Now, thirteen years later, Mim, the proprietor of a coffee shop that is the hub of community life, is on the verge of reviving her dormant dreams. Nini, about to enter high school, is overzealous about getting her mom and dad back together. Rod, having allowed his buried passion for Mim to bloom again, is determined to reunite his family. He has asked Mim to marry him. On one condition. That she tell Nini the secret about Rosie's death.When Nini discovers the truth and moves out, Mim's snow globe world shatters. With support and encouragement from the ladies at the coffee shop, Mim acknowledges that it is time. Time to share the passion for her drawing and for her family that she has denied herself for so many years. It is time to bring Rod and Nini home.

Philly Stakes

Philly Stakes
  • Author : Gillian Roberts
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-01-17
  • Total pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781611872514
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Summary : Amanda attempts to instill the spirit of Christmas by having her students prepare and serve a meal for the homeless, but her plan backfires. A wealthy and politically ambitious parent, Alexander "Sandy" Clausen, turns the event into a lavish, catered publicity and personal photo-op. Worse, his party ends in fire and death with his daughter, Amanda's student, one of three people who insist they alone started the fire. Amanda wants to solve the crime with her sometime boyfriend and cop C.K. Mackenzie, and is equally determined to teach the the elusive killer a lesson or two as well.

Detective School 101

Detective School 101
  • Author : J R Ripley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-26
  • Total pages : 414
  • ISBN : 1892339447
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Summary : First in a new series by bestselling author J.R. Ripley!Jane Bright is a college-educated news reporter with loads of talent and determination. But she's stuck writing a gardening and southern living column for a local South Florida paper. Jane wants more. Lots more.James Stewart, on the other hand, hasn't been able to figure out what to do with his life. He's a law school dropout. And this whole struggling musician thing has proven to be too much of a struggle. Jane and James stumble onto each other and into a murder case. And detective school. Bruno Caliostro's School of Detection, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to be precise. If you're going to be a PI, you've got to be precise, right?Neither Jane nor James quite knows what they are doing when it comes to the detective biz. They are going to have to learn fast if Jane wants to get her story and James, framed for a murder he didn't commit, wants to figure out the real killer's identity so he doesn't end up trading a classroom for a prison cell!

Team, It's Only Radio!

Team, It's Only Radio!
  • Author : Professor of Sociology John Myers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0954622391
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Treacherous Love

Treacherous Love
  • Author : Beatrice Sparks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-05-18
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780062012777
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Summary : Fourteen-year-old Jennie's life is turning upside down. Her father has walked out, and her anguished mother seeks solace in pills. Her best friend practically abandons her to be with a boyfriend. It seems like Jennie's real best friend is her diary. Then she meets Mr. Johnstone, the substitute math teacher. Jennie has never met such a charismatic teacher. She feels honored when Mr. J. seems to single her out for special attention, and begins to fantasize about him as her boyfriend. When Mr. J. first reveals his feelings for her, she is thrilled by the relationship that grows outside the classroom walls. Then, slowly, Jennie's diary becomes a record of her loneliness, pain, and confusion. Will it also offer her a way to escape from this treacherous love?

The Zee Brothers

The Zee Brothers
  • Author : Grivante
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Total pages : 188
  • ISBN : 1626760500
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Summary : This book collects the following Zee Brothers' short stories into one volume!Pest's B' GoneUndead Worlds 1: Zombie ExterminatorsUndead Worlds 2: First JobUndead Worlds 3: Twenty-ThreeRevenge of the Zombie YetiSafety Inspection Poop Park DiamondsThe Lo-Dough Showand a couple of other pieces of Zombie Fiction by the author!

Circle of Bones

Circle of Bones
  • Author : Christine Kling
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 511
  • ISBN : 1611097851
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Summary : Former marine Maggie Riley has just set sail for the Caribbean, ready for a little R&R on her forty-foot boat before starting a work assignment in Dominica.Then Cole Thatcher appears. Sexy, naked—and possibly nuts—Cole turns out to be an archaeologist searching for the wreckage from a World War II submarine that may hold millions in gold coins and classified documents from a powerful inner circle of the secret society Skull and Bones. Maggie has enough skeletons to deal with, but when she learns her own past may intersect the Bonesmen's, joining Cole in the hunt for the sub may be the only course to uncover a hidden truth.

Without Mercy

Without Mercy
  • Author : Mariah Stewart
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781488095023
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Summary : Discover heart-racing intrigue in this Thriller Short of romantic suspense. Originally published in LOVE IS MURDER (2013), edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. In this Thriller Short, New York Times bestselling writer Mariah Stewart weaves a chilling tale about a missing child. Mallory Russo left the local police force two years ago to join the Mercy Street Foundation, an elite unit for finding the missing and lost. Karen, the thirteen-year-old daughter of Donna Ralston, disappeared a decade ago. Donna tells Mallory that a woman who moved away years ago has recently come to town and told her that she used to see Karen walking home from school with her friend, “the Tripp girl.” Mallory’s investigative juices start flowing and it’s not long before she has a hunch about what might have happened. Her beau, a police detective, doubts her. Find out whose instincts are right… Don’t miss any of these Thriller Shorts from Love Is Murder: Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. Claire Cold Moonlight by Carla Neggers Poisoned by Beverly Barton Speechless by Robert Browne Lockdown by Andrea Kane Spider’s Tango by William Simon Night Heat by Laura Griffin B.A.D. Mission by Sherrilyn Kenyon Deadly Fixation by Dianna Love Hot Note by Patricia Rosemoor Last Shot by Jon Land & Jeff Ayers Grave Danger by Heather Graham Without Mercy by Mariah Stewart Even Steven by D.P. Lyle Dying to Score by Cindy Gerard The Number of Man by J.T. Ellison Hard Drive by Bill Floyd After Hours by William Bernhardt Blood In, Blood Out by Brenda Novak Wed to Death by Vicki Hinze The Honeymoon by Julie Kenner Execution Dock by James Macomber In Atlantis by Alexandra Sokoloff Break Even by Pamela Callow Dirty Down Low by Debra Webb Broken Hallelujah by Toni McGee Causey Holding Mercy by Lori Armstrong Vacation Interrupted by Allison Brennan I Heard a Romantic Story by Lee Child

Silent Killer

Silent Killer
  • Author : George C. Chesbro
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Total pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9781504048415
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Summary : International criminal Chant confronts a diabolical doctor in this action-packed thriller from the author of the Mongo Mysteries. When John “Chant” Sinclair learns his oldest and closest friend has been murdered, there’s only one thing on the professional killer’s mind: revenge. But the man who inflicted Harry Gray’s slow, painful death is no simple thug. After being thrown out of medical school, Richard Krowl dedicated himself to becoming a highly trained specialist in the art of torture. Now, other sadists attend his seminars, learning the tools of the trade from a “doctor” whose horrifying skills know no bounds. To avenge his friend, Chant must travel to a remote Pacific island and infiltrate Krowl’s secret facility. What awaits him is more terrifying than most could imagine, but Chant has seen the depths to which humanity can sink—and nothing will stop him from exacting justice by any means necessary. Silent Killer is the 2nd book in the Chant Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Narrated by the Sheepish But Truthful Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Narrated by the Sheepish But Truthful Wolf
  • Author : Nancy Loewen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9781515828730
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Summary : So who was really pulling the wool over whose eyes? The Wolf gets candid about "the boy who cried" in this fractured version of a classic Aesop's fable, delighting readers with his first-person account, while back matter questions encourage discussion about perspective. Includes a condensed version of the original tale.

The Locker

The Locker
  • Author : Ted Nulty
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-01-07
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1939398568
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Summary : IT WAS AN HONEST MISTAKE... When Tom and Sheila Stanford buy Storage Locker #38, they think they're getting a few dozen boxes of misprinted T-shirts. Not worth much money, but perfect for the orphan kids down in Mexico. The Stanfords have no idea that their newly-purchased storage unit is a clandestine staging area for a Mexican drug family. They know nothing about the 640 million dollars of drug money hidden under all those T-shirts. Now Tom and Sheila are running for their lives, fighting to stay ahead of the murderous Canton Cartel. The assassins on their trail are utterly ruthless. For them, kidnapping, torture, and murder are all part of the job. But this time, they're not up against ordinary cops or civilians. Tom and Sheila Stanford are both retired from the United States Marine Corps. And there's no such thing as an ex-Marine...

Unnatural Resources

Unnatural Resources
  • Author : Mindy Uhrlaub
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-30
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1579626408
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Summary : When her Congolese village is destroyed by an invading militia group, eleven-year-old Therese is injured and outcast. Stranded with only her little brother's best friend in a war-torn jungle, she is forced to make a choice: lie down and become another victim of the war or stand up and survive. Desperate to find her mother and beloved brother, Felix, she uses her greatest gift, her knowledge of English, to navigate the vast web of humanitarian aid groups. Along the way, she meets the charismatic one-legged teenager, Robert, who takes her on an adventure with a film crew which becomes her lifeline back home. Luna, Therese's mother, has been taken as a slave and concubine to the handsome and evil leader of the militia, The General. In a harrowing act of bravery, she uses her own knowledge of languages to make the difficult choice to escape into the mountainous jungle. In her struggle to reunite with Therese and Felix, some of the least likely people become her friends. With its themes of women's empowerment, Unnatural Resources is a stunning and unflinchingly brutal redefinition of the meaning of family. This book tells the story of a young Congolese girl who becomes a symbol of hope in the worst place in the world to be female.

Black Water

Black Water
  • Author : T. Jefferson Parker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781401304690
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Summary : Merci Rayborn, T. Jefferson Parker's stubborn, principled Orange County detective, is almost alone in believing that deputy Archie Wildcraft didn't kill his beautiful young wife and then turn his service weapon on himself. The evidence against Wildcraft--now hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his head--seems overwhelming. But Merci, who's still unpopular for exposing an old police scandal that caused the death of one cop and the ruination of others (The Blue Hour), is resisting pressure from her boss and a headline-hunting D.A. to arrest Wildcraft and charge him with murder. Then the deputy, who's lost his memory and maybe his mind as a result of his injury, goes missing from his hospital room, intent on tracking down the real killers and managing to stay a step ahead of Merci. Soon, they both begin to realize that Gwen Wildcraft wasn't killed because she got in the way of an attempted hit on her husband--it was the other way around. Parker, whose skills at characterization are as well honed as his expert pacing and intricate plotting, has penned another standout that will keep readers guessing and gasping until the last dramatic page. --Jane Adams