When psychiatrist Dr. Gus Conrad is called to consult by the U.S. army for its growing epidemic of suicides and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) among soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, his problems begin.
Accused of murdering one of his own patients, a soldier with PTSD, Conrad learns from the mother that the answer to who is the real killer resides in England, where her family holds a long-hidden secret. Now Conrad must find the real killer as he slips out of the country to uncover to his horror the practice over the past century of British and U.S. armies both secretly killing their own soldiers who claimed psychological problems following combat, deeming them cowards, making their deaths look like suicides. The current head of the American death squad has apparently killed Conrad’s patient, and is now targeting Conrad himself for death. Following the clues in England, Conrad is shocked at what he discovers.
AUTHOR: STEVE STAHL
TITLE: SHELL SHOCK
On a lonely road on the borders of Wales, a man has crashed his car and died. It seems like a simple accident to everyone except the man’s grieving daughter, Angie. She’s convinced he was murdered, since being a victim of red-green color blindness he did not drive. Suspended from his duties, Sergeant Harry Kyle agrees, as a favor to Angie’s husband, to examine the facts and put her suspicions to rest. But the more he probes, the more suspicious he becomes until someone hits him over the head, and Harry Kyle sees red.
AUTHOR: ROGER ORMEROD
TITLE: SEEING RED
GENRE: Crime, Mystery
When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the U.S. Capitol, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene. The evidence points to a sexual assault and murder. The victim is one of the city’s highest-paid escorts. And the balcony belongs to Washington, D.C.’s sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics.
The Congressman proclaims his innocence, but he’s in the middle of a tough primary fight, and the scandal could cost him the election. For Anna, the high-profile case is an opportunity. But as the political stakes rise, she realizes that a single mistake could end her career. At the same time, her budding romance with Jack Bailey, the chief homicide prosecutor, is at a crossroads. Determined to gain respect in the office, Anna wants to keep their relationship under wraps. But the mounting pressure and media attention that come with the office’s most important case will inevitably expose their relationship if it doesn’t destroy it first. The investigation leads Anna to Discretion, a high-end escort service that caters to D.C.’s elite. But with each break in the case, the mystery deepens. And the further Anna ventures into D.C.’s red-light underworld, the larger the target on her own back.
AUTHOR: ALLISON LEOTTA
GENRE: Mystery, Crime, Suspense
A madman is kidnapping women to hunt them for sport. Detective Janine Postlewaite leads the investigation into the disappearance of Samantha Willis, determined not to let another innocent die on her watch. Then, a shocking twist. The killer’s newest prey isn’t like the others. Sammi is a cop. And she refuses to be his victim.
AUTHOR: J.M. PEACE
TITLE: A TIME TO RUN
Alone i can ‘Say’ but together we can ‘talk’.
Alone i can ‘Enjoy’ but together we can ‘Celebrate’.
Alone i can ‘Smile’ but together we can ‘Laugh’.
That’s the Beauty of Human Relations. We are nothing without each other.
The razor blade is sharp but can’t cut a tree as well as the axe can’t cut the hair.
Everyone is important according to his or her unique purpose…
Never look down on anyone unless you are admiring their shoes.
Have a freaky, fantastic and flourishing friday.