When social worker Raina Hughes arrives at a ramshackle trailer outside of town, she’s on a mission to protect a small boy from abusive parents. But when Detective Wade Jackson arrives at the same location hours later, his mission is far grimmer: investigation Raina’s murder.
The victim’s vicious death is a shocking event for laid-back Eugene, Oregon and even more chiling when one of Jackson’s fellow officers suspects an elusive rapist the meth-head dad who menaced Raina, but the evidence seems to leave his suspect in the clear and a homicidal sex offender still on the loose.
What Jackson feats is that his new love affair with nurse Kera Kollmorgan may be knocking him off his game. And what he never expects is to find an ally in savvy reporter Sophie Speranza, who may have stumbled on the killer shocking motive.
But even as Jackson and Sophie team up to tighten the noose, their quarry zeroes in on his next victim ready to take his twisted game to the next level.
AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: SECRETS TO DIE FOR
Genre: Mystery, Crime thriller
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A nurse and a youth councillor at Eugene, Oregon’s Planned Parenthood Clinic, Kera Kollmorgan has endured her share of harassment from fanatical abortion foes. Then a bomb blasts rips through clinic and soon after a teenage girl Kera recently treated is found naked and murdered in a dumpster.
Kera fears bitter abortion war in her small community has reached a terrifying new level. The Sexualized Killing of Jessie Davenport is close to home for Detective Wade Jackson. Raising his teenage daughter alone, he understands, better than anyone the predatory world that threatens young women.
But he never expects his grim investigation will lead to a teenage Bible-Study Club, the dark underside of high school life, and even the halls of polical power. Now he must confront two shockingly different suspects with nothing in common, except a taste for sex violence.
As Jackson’s manhunt intensifies, Kera becomes a marked woman, stalked by a crazed crusader. And when the fates of the detective and obsession threatens to blow them apart.
AUTHOR: L. J. SELLERS
TITLE: THE SEX CLUB
Genre: Mystery, Crime
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Too many infant boys of Palm Beach gentry are dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ( SIOS ) through July 24, 2016. Only obstetrics nurse, Casey Jason, is suspicious. Al Warner, Crack Miami Homicide detective, is inactive, languishing on medical leave from a deadly shootout with the Angel of Death. He’s in the best physical condition of his life, but is struggling to convience the Department’s shrink he is not suffering from PTSD.
Warner meets Casey at a local pub. They are attracted to each other, but misreading the other’s body languages, remain reserved. Learning of the SIDS deaths from Casey, Warner concedes its sounds more than coincidental, agreeing to help investigate, hoping romance develops later.
Danny O’Brien, a resident doctor and Casey’s bestfriend, is researching the deaths and coming to a stunning conclusion. Casey stubbornly continues her quest for a culprit for these SIOS deaths. Using Danny’s notes, she leaves Warner a message, and then follows her suspect deep into the Everglades.
Getting Casey’s message, Warner races after her, sure she put herself in danger. But unlike Casey, who had an unwitting guide, he is uncertain where to look. Casey’s obssesion tangles her in mortal danger. Only Warner can save her, if he can figure out where she went, and get there in time.
AUTHOR: GEORGE A. BERNSTEIN
TITLE: BORN TO DIE
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Why would a sixteen-year-old want to burn down her high school? To mercurial Amy Westin, the answer seemed obvious: of all the good that would come from it.
Guided by boundless imagination and empowered by a unique student Council, she viewed the future as hers to design. With a clear vision for uplifting all those around her, the only transformation she couldn’t foresee was her own.
AUTHOR: LEE STONE
TITLE: THE STUDENT COUNCIL
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Robert Klayman, former Los Angeles private investigator is a wanted man. Blacklisted and bloke, he falls in with a gangster and travels to Odessa, Ukraine, to move stolen art out of the country under eyes of the Russian mob.
Klayman is offered a bonus along with it, a hit job on a suspected war criminal. Each step of the way Klayman is pursued by a ruthless syndicate, chasing a dream that’s soaked in blood at every turn.
AUTHOR: G.J. PRAGER
TITLE: SEASONED TO KILL
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
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Mousey, overweight Stacey Sullivan would love to trade places with her glamorous socialite BFF, Jessica James-that’s until she discovers Jessica murdered in her own home.
Whip-smart detective Rachel Storme is ready to exchange her gun and badge for a gardner’s hat and shoe. But she reluctantly puts her plans on hold when she’s asked to helps solve Jessica’s murder.
These two strangers from different generations- Stacey a millennial and Rachel a baby boomer, become unlikely friends in their pursuit of Justice for Jessica. But their friendship is put to test when Stacey insists that her husband, Matt, is innocent in spite of evidence that speaks to the contrary.
Rachel, baffled by Stacey’s blind loyalty to Matt, doggedly fights to take Matt down, but with Stacey’s help, he eludes her at every turn.
Is Matt the killer or could Grant, Jessicas Jessica’s husband, be the culprit? Perhaps it was her jealous sister, Georgette or the maid, Rosa? No matter who the killer is, Rachel, by any means necessary is determined to find her man or woman.
AUTHOR: ALRETHA THOMAS
TITLE: JUSTICE FOR JESSICA
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A phenomenal two-sport athlete, hailed as the number one pick in both the NFL and NBA, who is injured in a motorcycle accident a month before the draft – an event which has a catastrophic impact on his future in sports.
He then meets his cousin’s best friend and his life rotates 180 degrees from the bright light of fortune and sports fame to life in the hood as a drug dealer and the tough choices he must make to survive.
AUTHOR: KOFFI HALLMAN
TITLE: DEATH OF A THUG
Genre: Crime, Street fiction
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( what Happens When The Law Becomes Your Enemy )
David Mayson is a rising star, Senior Associate and on track for partnership in the global law firm Knight, Blackmore and Emmerington LLP. His biggest client, Euroskybus, is pitching to win a multi billion-dollar deal, the largest in the aviation history. The competition is Baring Aviation Group and they will do anything to win this deal.
In the world of high-octane corporate law, all gloves are off. In a web of corporate espionage, Mayson faced with a major dilemma: either pay a hundred million dollar bribe and risk getting caught; or lose his client, partnership and possibly his career.
No one said being a corporate lawyer easy…
AUTHOR: ALEX FORSTER
TITLE: THE LAWYER
Genre: Legal thriller, Corporate espionage
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Inspector Sejer is smart and enigmatic, touch but fair. At the foot of the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small, idyllic village, where neighbors knows neighbors and children play happily in the streets.
But when the body of a teenage girl is found by the lake at the mountain top, the town’s tranquility is shattered forever. Annie was strong, intelligent, and loved by everyone. What went so terribly wrong? Goggedly, yet subtly, Inspector Sejer uncovers layer upon layer of distrust and lies beneath the towns seemingly perfect facade.
AUTHOR: KARIN FOSSUM
TITLE: DON’T LOOK BACK
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When a private school teacher is found raped and murdered, David Graham is assigned to the investigation, his first major case since being shot by his former partner, Alexis Hamilton. When a second teacher is murdered, David realizes the cases are related and the school is being targeted.
With the help of his new partner, he sets out to find the killers and stop the murders. Giving the cases his full attention becomes difficult, however, when Alex escaps from the hospital where she’s been confined. She begins stalking David, threatening to harm everyone he cares about.
Can he protect his loved ones from Alex and find the killer targeting teachers at the same time?
AUTHOR: JANET MARTINEZ
TITLE: THE TWIN MURDERS
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