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Deadly Proof

Riveting New Series Offers Legal Suspense with a Romantic Twist

In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.

Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.

Fatal Trust

Riveting Legal Suspense from Lawyer Todd M. Johnson

Ian Wells is a young criminal defense attorney struggling to build a Minneapolis law practice he inherited from his father while caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s. Nearly at the breaking point, everything changes for Ian when a new client offers a simple case: determine whether three men qualify for over nine million dollars of trust funds. To qualify, none can have been involved in criminal activity for the past twenty years. Ian’s fee for a week’s work: the unbelievable sum of two hundred thousand dollars.

Ian warily accepts the job–but is quickly dragged deep into a mystery linking the trust with a decades-old criminal enterprise and the greatest unsolved art theft in Minnesota history. As stolen money from the art theft surfaces, Ian finds himself the target of a criminal investigation by Brook Daniels, a prosecutor who is also his closest law school friend. He realizes too late that this simple investigation has spun out of control and now threatens his career, his future, and his life.

  • : Todd M. Johnson
  • : Bethany House Publishers
  • : 08/01/2017
  • : 0764212354
  • : 978-0764212352
  • : B01N298OJ4
  • : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U73WmTkxjPs
  • : brittany.higdon@bethanyhouse.com
  • : Bethany House Publishers

Torn

2004
The court case had been harrowing. The fifteen jurors sat in silence while the prosecution produced evidence of how a man with obsessive sado-masochistic fantasies had turned into a killer. Fourteen of the jurors were repulsed. One man was secretly enthralled. A new world of possibility had opened up for him.

2014
When an actress is found dead, the ligature marks suggest that she had been involved in extreme sex games. When DIs Wheeler and Ross begin to investigate her death, they uncover not only an industry with varying degrees of regulation but also a sinister private club where some of Glasgow’s elite pay handsomely to indulge their darkest fantasies. Club security is run by Paul Furlan, ex-army veteran and a former adversary of Wheeler. As Wheeler and Ross uncover the secrets and lies surrounding the club, they realise that their investigation is being blocked not just by Furlan but by some of Glasgow’s most influential citizens.

Meanwhile Skye Cooper, Scotland’s latest indie-rock sensation is playing the final gig of his sell-out tour but his dreams of stardom are on a collision course with the obsession threatening to consume him . . .

Anne Randall’s first book in the Wheeler and Ross series, Riven, was written under the name A. J. McCreanor.

The Last Refuge

Iraq, 1991:Operation Desert Storm. In a terrible friendly fire incident, a U.S. helicopter massacres a small convoy of American MPs. Among the dead: a mysterious American civilian engineer discovered by the soldiers behind enemy lines.

San Diego, CA, 1993: A freelance journalist is hired to research a story about a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead engineer’s widow against the government and the defense contractor which employed him But the government insists there is no lawsuit, and the contractor claims the engineer did not work for them. And someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Peter Brandt, the war-scarred journalist from Empty Places, returns in this story of greed, betrayal, and government secrets. With federal agents, foreign spies,and shady covert operatives standing in his way, Peter discovers patriotism is often the last refuge for those whose motives are far from patriotic. Can Peter expose the truth without becoming another victim of the wartime tragedy?

“…a first class performance from a writer at the very top of his game…” (SHOTS Magazine)

Empty Places

He warned her. People die in lonely and empty places. But she didn’t listen.

Peter Brandt is a war-scarred news service reporter who has seen more than he can bear to remember. Returning to the States, he discovers his former wife, TV reporter Robin Anderson, brutally murdered and the local cops doing nothing to find her killer. Driven by guilt and regret over his failed marriage, Peter sets out with an old friend, retired cop Matt Banyon, to find Robin’s killer. Following clues she left behind, Peter and Matt unearth a shadowy world of sex, drugs, political corruption, and a wealthy Cuban freedom fighter with a suspicious past. Peter and Matt soon become the hunted, and Peter must finally face his own demons – and death in a dark and empty place.

“A powerful and memorable thriller…” (Book Viral)

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 10/11/13
  • : 1484058380
  • : 978-1484058381
  • : B00FUAPAH8
  • : https://youtu.be/73EdPQ_d63w
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Tanya Watt

Threads of Suspicion

Will her latest cold case unravel before justice is served?

Evie Blackwell’s reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor’s Missing Persons Task Force. With so much public fanfare surrounding the launch of this elite investigative team, the political stakes are high, and the team will have to produce results–and quickly.

Evie and her new partner, David Marshal, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago, and while both involve persons now missing for several years, the cases couldn’t be more different. As Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighborhood over the disappearance of a college student, David searches for a private investigator whose last case involved a high-powered client.

With a deep conviction that “justice for all” truly matters, Evie and David are unrelenting in their search for the truth. But the questions that lie just beneath the surface in Evie’s personal life are also begging for answers.

  • : Dee Henderson
  • : Bethany House Publishers
  • : 05/02/2017
  • : 9780764219979
  • : 978-0764219979
  • : B01N298TPK
  • : https://youtu.be/MWOVyrc4j8U
  • : brittany.higdon@bethanyhouse.com
  • : Bethany House Publishers

The Dime

A Dallas narcotics detective, Betty Rhyzyk, takes on Mexican drug cartels and Texas crime syndicates. The first in the Det. Betty series.

Conspiracy of silence

This Is the Way the World Ends.

Four years after a tragic mission decimated his team, Cole “Tox” Russell has been disavowed by the United States. And that’s fine–he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed, Tox is lured back into action.

Tox and his former Special Forces team regroup to work with FBI deception expert, Kasey Cortes, and fiery archaeologist, Tzivia Khalon, to search the globe for answers–and a cure. As the mission leads from one continent to another, it becomes clear they’re not just fighting a plague but battling an ancient secret society whose true goals remain hidden.

With time running out and the threat for a global pandemic rising, Tox and his team realize their sole chance might be to reach back through centuries of silence to find the only answer that can save them all.

Mcstays, Taken Too Soon-A True Story

February 4, 2010. The last day anyone heard the voices of Joseph, Summer, Gianni or Joey Jr. McStay. The family’s two beloved dogs were left abandoned in the backyard, food left out to rot, and a growing and thriving home-based business had orders pouring in unanswered.

Joseph’s father, Patrick, and other family members insisted their loved ones would never disappear voluntarily. Many suspected Joseph’s contract employee of foul play. Yet for four years, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department led the public to believe they had left of their own accord and moved to Mexico, until the harrowing discovery of four bodies in the desert shattered that illusion.

Journey inside the lives of Joseph and Summer, hear their own accounts of their life together as well as insight from close friends and family. Read about Patrick’s fight to keep his family’s case in the forefront, and about the love he shared with his son for so many years.

2016-11-05T14:39:53+00:00 Crime|0 Comments

Angel Hero

Dazzled by open-hearted Hawaii firefighter Vic Lazzarini, dispatcher Lizbeth is puzzled by his friendship with Jaku Cardoza, a little man who thinks he’s something big. Liz shakes like a palm frond in the trade winds when Jaku corners her in the alarm room and pummels her with sadistic stories. Gentlemanly Vic couldn’t be more different, and she dreams of romance with this Prince Charming she’s found after too many frogs.

2016-09-13T00:45:03+00:00 Crime|0 Comments

Transformed: San Francisco

Charley McElroy is a handsome, well-heeled travel writer and CIA informant who also happens to be an F-to-M transman. And he’s been recently benched by the Agency for not paying his taxes. On the other side of San Francisco, Electra, a Manhattan socialite-turned-dominatrix has just arrived to rebuild her life. After they meet at yet another boring society benefit, the two manage to uncover a Christian fundamentalist’s plot to destroy the ‘hedonists’ of San Francisco. Soon after they meet Frankie, a lesbian police sergeant on the outs with the SFPD. Together, the three set out to foil this terror plot – but can they get anyone to listen to them? Or are they on their own? Find out in this funny thriller filled with San Francisco’s spectacular scenery and inimitable, quirky characters.

  • : Suzanne Falter
  • : New Heights Publishing
  • : February 2, 2016
  • : 0996998101
  • : 978-0996998109
  • : B018RKHYNU
  • : https://vimeo.com/151060139
  • : adam@film-14.com
  • : Production Comany
  • : http://www.film-14.com
2017-04-18T18:33:39+00:00 Adventure, Crime, Cultural, Fiction, Humor, LGBT, Literary, Mystery/Thriller, Popular, Romance, Suspense, Thriller|Comments Off on Transformed: San Francisco

Bonita Faye

EDGAR AWARD FINALIST
Bonita Faye, captures Fannie Flagg’s homespun charm and Janet Evanovich’s laugh out loud humor. When small-town girl Bonita Faye’s abusive husband, car salesman and fishing guide Billy Roy is killed, she begins an adventurous new life that takes her from Poteau, Oklahoma to Paris and back again in a story of murder and redemption…and more murder… stretching over three decades.

2016-02-05T19:37:53+00:00 Crime|0 Comments

Quantum Deadline

When his newsroom intern jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge, 40-something reporter Daedalus Howell’s reputation also takes a dive. Five years later, he’s still trying to clear his conscience and his byline when Jude, a lost 11-year-old would-be thief, seeks his help to get home. Ever on the prowl for a career-redeeming story, Howell is game but there’s a catch – the kid claims to be from a parallel universe.

The reporter soon learns that anything is possible on the strange streets of Lumaville, a sleepy Northern California college town in the grips of a startup boom. As hard-drinking Howell grumbles about the waning relevance of his profession and generation, he uncovers a maze of dark truths that connect the boy, his brilliant ex-flame and a ruthless tech mogul. When Jude disappears, Howell’s assignment is clear – save the boy, write the story of a lifetime, and make his deadline without getting killed.

A rousing kickoff to the Lumaville Labyrinth series, Quantum Deadline is an entertaining, tell-your-friends tale of suspense and self-satire as the tantalizing prospect of redemption hangs in the balance.

  • : Daedalus Howell
  • : FMRL
  • : 09/01/15
  • : 0967100178
  • : 9780967100173
  • : B00XTCNCCO
  • : https://youtu.be/__gEO5Iqfyk
  • : dhowell@dhowell.com
  • : FMRL
  • : http://fmrl.com
2016-01-20T08:46:09+00:00 Crime, Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|0 Comments

Secondhand Smoke

“…endlessly entertaining in any situation, especially the perilous kind.” – Kirkus

Running for his life wasn’t exactly what Portland PI Jake Brand had in mind when he accepted his latest client—but that’s exactly what he and Sarah, his best friend and assistant, find themselves doing in this heart-pounding sequel to Angel’s Devil.

“Witty PI Jake Brand is an easy hero to root for in this intriguing and entertaining thriller.” – Clarion

Deception fueled by money begins when a client throws down serious cash for Jake to find her missing boyfriend. Violence follows when Jake and Sarah discover the couple is connected to a hacker who colors outside the lines, a beautiful pharmaceutical sales rep, a slimy cop who can’t take a punch, and a federal agent bent on hiding the truth. They all know too much—and soon enough, so do Jake and Sarah.

In the midst of the danger, Jake finds time to annoy his yoga instructor, and fall for the woman with more secrets than answers.

  • : M. Louis
  • : Palisades Publishing
  • : 10/15/2015
  • : 0986319635
  • : 9780986319631
  • : B016DR8MVW
  • : https://youtu.be/3CISC-tA8m0
  • : jg@bothandmedia.com
  • : Both/And Media
  • : http://bothandmedia.com/
2017-04-18T18:33:43+00:00 Crime, Mystery/Thriller, Suspense, Thriller|0 Comments

Go Down Hard

Sex, Thugs, and Rock-n-Roll

The wild, daring, sexy and outrageously original crime novel from Anthony Award nominee Craig Faustus Buck.

Nob Brown is a divorced, disillusioned thirty-something ex-cop turned bottom-feeding tabloid writer. His best friend and occasional lover, Gloria Lopes, is an LAPD detective who needs an Excel spreadsheet to chart her sex life. When Gloria slips Nob the confidential file on the unsolved twenty-year-old murder of a legendary rock-and-roll goddess, Nob hopes to solve the crime and propel himself out of the tabloids and into a lucrative book deal. But he pokes into the wrong holes and unearths rotting secrets that give rise to fresh corpses. As the cold case comes to a fast boil, Nob is forced to battle for his own survival.

“A spirited mix of noir homage and hard-boiled spoof, and Craig Faustus Buck gets the proportions just right. Sexy, tough and comic — and often all three at once.”
T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of “Laguna Heat” and “The Full Measure”

“A pleasure. Buck gives us a wisecracking freelance writer, a delectable female cop, detestable bad guys, and a plot with excitement that builds to the end.”
Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of “Butcher’s Boy” and “A String of Beads”

“A neo-noir carnival ride!” W.L. Ripley, author of “Storme Warning”

2017-04-18T18:33:43+00:00 Crime|0 Comments

For the Dignified Dead

The gripping new thriller by Michael Genelin, “a master storyteller” (Library Journal), featuring the unforgettable Commander Jana Matinova, “one of the more intriguing characters in fictional thrillerdom” (Kirkus Reviews)

A woman’s body is pulled from the frozen Danube in Bratislava. Police Commander Jana Matinova recognizes the killer’s calling card. She had him in her grasp once before …and he slipped away. But not this time. Determined to end the bloody killing spree, Matinova’s investigation plunges her into the center of an international conspiracy involving hundreds of millions of dollars and turns the hunter into the hunted. Pursued by vicious assassins, Matinova charges across Europe in a relentless quest for the truth…and dignity for the dead.

2017-04-18T18:33:44+00:00 Crime|0 Comments

Watch Me Die

“As dark and twisted as anything Hammett or Chandler ever dreamed up….” Kirkus, Starred Review

“Approaching the level of Lawrence Block is no mean feat, but Goldberg succeeds with this engaging PI novel.” Publishers Weekly

Harvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who spends his nights in a guard shack outside a gated community in Southern California, reading detective novels, watching reruns, and waiting for his life to finally start… which happens when Cyril Parkus, one of the wealthy residents, asks Harvey to follow his beautiful wife Lauren.

The lowly security guard jumps at the opportunity to fulfill his private eye fantasies and use everything he’s learned from Spenser, Magnum, and Mannix. But things don’t exactly go according to the books…or the reruns. As Harvey fumbles and stumbles through his first investigation, he discovers that the differences between fiction and reality can be deadly.

With the help of his mortgage broker neighbor and occasional lover Carol, Harvey uncovers a blackmail plot that takes a sudden and unexpectedly tragic turn…plunging him into a world of violence, deception and murder… and forcing him to discover what it really takes to be a private eye.

(This book was previously released under the title “The Man With the Iron-On Badge” and nominated for Best Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America)

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR “WATCH ME DIE”

“A wonderfully fresh voice in the mystery genre, Goldberg will delight fans of Janet Evanovich and Robert Crais,” – Rick Riordan, author of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians”

“Lee Goldberg bravely marches into territory already staked out by some fierce competition–Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, the early Harlan Coben–and comes out virtually unscathed.” The Chicago Tribune

“Goldberg has a knack for combining just the right amount of humor and realism with his obvious love for the PI genre and his own smart ass sensibilities.

[…]A terrific read. Goldberg is the real deal and should be on everyone’s must read list.” Crimespree Magazine

“A quick, fun read with a satisfying and unexpected ending. Harvey Mapes is a hero I hope we see in a sequel.” — Phillip Margolin, author of “Gone But Not Forgotten”

2017-04-18T18:33:44+00:00 Crime|0 Comments

The Last Good Place

Robin Burcell has worked as a cop, hostage negotiator, and as an FBI-trained, forensic artist . She’s also the author of award-winning thrillers. Now she uses that unparalleled experience to continue Carolyn Weston’s groundbreaking series of books, which were the basis for the hit TV show “The Streets of San Francisco.”

Sgt. Al Krug and his younger, college-educated partner Casey Kellog are investigating a string of strangulation killings when another victim is found at the Presidio…but a surprising, violent incident at the crime scene makes them wonder if everything is what it seems. The two miss-matched cops, with sharply conflicting approaches to detective work, are under intense pressure to get results. It’s a race-against-the-clock investigation that propels them into the deadly intersection of politics, real estate, media and vice… the fertile, fog-shrouded killing field of a ruthless murderer.

“Robin Burcell has expertly updated the Krug & Kellogg series for old and new readers alike. She knows her stuff and puts it to good use in this entertaining and authentic police procedural,” Alafair Burke- New York Times Bestselling Author of ALL DAY AND A NIGHT.

“A whip-smart, fast-paced tale with more twists and turns than a San Francisco street, The Last Good Place is a terrific read. Robin Burcell is a true pro!” Alison Gaylin, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Burcell brilliantly revisits Weston’s cop duo and delivers a modern, dark, twisting tale of murder and deception with a puzzle that will keep you guessing until the end,” Jamie Freveletti, Author of Robert Ludlum’s The Geneva Strategy

2016-01-07T10:14:54+00:00 Crime|0 Comments