It is February on Broward’s Rock,the resort island off the South Carolina coast,it’s damp and cold and there are few visitors.When Annie is called to go to the home of Gwen Jamison who says that she is afraid of something,Annie finds her shot and dying.
Without any proof,the police immediately arrest Gwen’s son,Robert,for her murder.He is a high-school dropout and a rabble rouser.He has been in trouble before,but nothing violent.Though Annie’s husband Max is able to obtain an alibi for Robert from the minister of the local Baptist Church,it’s a mixed blessing Much to the minister’s chagrin, Robert was with his daughter during the time of the murder.This does not completely satisfy the police as some of Gwen’s blood was found in his car as was the gun used to shoot her.The questions still unanswered are: if Robert is innocent,who planted the gun and blood in his car? And where is the fortune of gold coins that has gone missing from a historic house that the Darlings are restoring?
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: DEATH WALKED IN
Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will,to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man.But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him,he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before.A killer who is just like him.Code-named Dead Eye,Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death.He knows how his target thinks,how he moves,and how he kills.And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it
AUTHOR: MARK GREANEY
TITLE: DEAD EYE
Summer is a hectic time of the year for Annie Darling.Sun and scorching temperatures never fail to bring swarms of tourists to her mystery bookstore,Death on Demand,for the latest beach reads.But Annie still finds time to enjoy herself.The Broward’s Rock Fourth of July dance is just around the corner,and the island is buzzing with excitement Shell Hurst included…
Shell is the kind of woman wives hate for good reason and most of them wish she would just disappear.But when she does,and a teenage girl is the only one who seems to notice,Annie can’t help but feel like someone should be looking for her.Last seen walking into the pine trees at the Fourth of July fireworks display,Shell has seemingly vanished without a trace.The residents of Broward’s Rock grow uneasy when a second islander mysteriously disappears.Annie and her husband,Max,know something dangerous is brewing.They soon find themselves following a twisted trail marked by blackmail,betrayal,and adultery,winding from the corridors of the island’s lovely inn to a pier lashed by pelting rain to a gathering on the terrace of a country club where a trap is set for a calculating killer…
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: DEAD,WHITE AND BLUE
One phone call from a concerned neighbor has inadvertently led police to Terence Payne,the elusive serial killer known only as “Chameleon.”Now the fiend is in custody,perhaps dying,and a long nightmare appears to be over at last.But is it? In Acting Detective Superintendent Alan Banks’s mind too many questions remain unanswered at the chamber of horrors the press will dub the “House of Payne.”Because the darkness has not yet lifted,the casualties are still mounting…and there are still monsters loose in the world.
AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON