TAKING THE FALL

The Last Alibi By David Ellis

Believing he’s the target of a frame-up, geeky loner James Drinker hires defense attorney Jason Kolarich to take his case. Two women he knows have recently been murdered, seemingly by the same killer, and Drinker thinks he’ll be the police’s main suspect. Something about Drinker seems off from the start, but Kolarich doesn’t give it too much thought. Until another murder occurs. And then another. As he begins to probe his client’s life and story more closely, it quickly becomes clear that nothing about James Drinker is what it seems and the target of the frame-up isn’t Drinker, but Kolarich. Faced with a murder charge and unable to prove his own innocence without breaking his sworn attorney-client privilege, Jason Kolarich must hunt for the truth about James Drinker, the series of brutal killings, and why he’s been set up to take the fall. The answers will be beyond anything he could have imagined.

AUTHOR: DAVID ELLIS

TITLE: THE LAST ALIBI

GENRE: Mystery, Crime

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THE EVIDENCE

Hard Evidence By John Lescroart

 Assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco’s murder trial of the century when the first evidence is found in the belly of a shark: a hand sporting a jade ring and a bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore. A Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients becomes the suspect. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law as a lawyer for the defense..?

AUTHOR: JOHN LESCROART

TITLE: HARD EVIDENCE

GENRE: Mystery,Thriller, Suspense, Legal Thriller

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THE ONLY LAW OF SURVIVAL

The First Law By John Lescroart

They date back to the wilder days of San Francisco’s vigilante past the Patrol Specials, a private police force that keeps watch for paying clients. Unfortunately, Sam Silverman an elderly pawnshop owner and a friend of Lt. Abe Glitsky’s father could no longer afford Patrol Special protection, and now he may have paid with his life. But Glitsky, stuck in a paper-pushing job after being injured on duty, is hitting brick walls as he tries to get help from homicide. And his friend Dismas Hardy, putting together a high-stakes lawsuit against the Patrol Specials, suddenly finds himself defending a friend and local bar owner who’s been accused in Silverman’s death. Hardy’s convinced of John Holiday’s innocence until he goes on the lam. Now, blocked at every turn, both Hardy and Glitsky may be forced to protect not only themselves, but their nearest and dearest as they step cautiously into a world where the only law is survival.

AUTHOR: JOHN LESCROART

TITLE: THE FIRST LAW

GENRE: Suspense, Crime, 

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THE RAGE OF A MURDERER

The Dead Man By Joel Goldman

Milo Harper wants former FBI agent Jack Davis’ help. People in Harper’s study of the human brain are starting to die and dying exactly in the very ways they have dreamed. Harper wants Jack to get to the truth and counter lawsuits aimed at the foundation. But when Jack investigates, the truth explodes: a serial killer is lurking inside one of the most advanced research facilities in the world. For Jack, the case will shatter illusions, raise ghosts, and take him onto both sides of the law and into the path of a murderer’s terrifying rage.

AUTHOR: JOEL GOLDMAN

TITLE: THE DEAD MAN

GENRE: Serial Killer, Suspense , Thriller

THE BLUE-BLOODED BEAUTY

On a quiet afternoon in Eden Park ,October 6, 1927, Cincinnati, Imogene, a beautiful society lady, is shot and killed by her husband, the notorious bootlegger George Remus. After wandering off into the park, Remus hitches a ride to the police station, where he turns himself in. Shocked and fascinated by this horrible murder, the country gears up for a sensational trial pitting the man known as “the king of bootleggers” against Chief Prosecutor Charlie Taft, the youngest son of the former president.  The trial raises many questions What happened to Remus’s fortune, which disappeared while he was imprisoned for bootlegging?  Did Imogene, the blue-blooded beauty once known as the Jazz Bird, struggle to free him, or set him up?  How did the federal agent who pursued Remus became desperately entangled with the Jazz Bird, embroiling himself and Remus in a complicated love triangle with deadly results?

AUTHOR: CRAIG HOLDEN

AUTHOR: THE JAZZ BIRD

GENRE: Legal Thriller, Mystery , Thriller

THE CHECKMATE

When a clandestine FBI facility is attacked, Special Agent Patrick Bowers is drawn into the vicious, ruthless story that a killer from his past is bent on telling the world. Clues lead to long-forgotten secrets buried deep beneath Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Now Bowers is caught up in trying to stop one of the deadliest attacks ever planned on American soil.

AUTHOR: STEVEN JAMES

TITLE: CHECKMATE

GENRE: Action Thriller, Action, Thriller, 

THE SCENE OF THE FIRST MURDERS

Bowers has been called from his home to Chicago, to testify in a retrial of Richard Devin Basque, a serial killer caught by Bowers and convicted 13 years ago. New evidence has been uncovered, which may lead to Basque’s release. This comes at an awkward time for Bowers as he’s been asked by his friend, Lt. Kurt Mason of the Denver Police Department, to assist in the investigation of a crime that appears to be linked to a double homicide that took place the day before. What they discover shocks them: at the scene of the first murders, a tiny tape recording is found in the woman’s mouth which, when played, tells Bowers that the killer will see him in Chicago. How could he know that Bowers was scheduled to testify and be at this particular crime scene? Subsequent murders occur, and at each scene is evidence that indicates the killer knew Bowers would be there. There seemed to be only one conclusion here, he thinks: “Maybe you are not the one closing in on him; maybe he’s the one closing in on you.”

AUTHOR: STEVEN JAMES

TITLE: THE KNIGHT

GENRE: Thriller, Mystery