When Dr William Melon arrives at Walla Walla State Penitentiary, he knows that his work as a psychologist will not be easy. Faced with dangerous inmates and wholly unsupportive prison warden, Melon desperately hopes to achieve something positive. When an opportunity presents itself, in the form of the notorious Eddie Dooley, Melon takes it.
Over the coarse of numerous sessions, Melon tries to uncover the reasons for Eddie’s brutally violent behavior. However, in doing so, he uncovers a past so horrifying, that it is difficult to comprehend. By attempting to reveal Eddie’s secrets, Melon is a dangerous beast.
He is continuously poking lions, but does not seem prepared for what will happen when they wake up.
AUTHOR: KEITH QUINCY
TITLE: POKING LIONS
Genre: Crime thriller
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Assistant District Attorney Scott Marino,has been assigned a tough case the prosecution of Max Gordon, one of the nations most prominent and successful defense attorneys, accused of paying witnesses to commit perjury in a Savannah criminal trial.
Murder is the serious crime committed on an individual,but perjury is the most dangerous to the criminal justice system. While one witness is legally sufficient to prove murder,for purjury,the two-witness rule applies.But the young prosecutor is challenged by more than this unique rule.He must prosecute a cunning lawyer who is defended by another just as crafty. He wants this dishonest attorney disbarred and put away for ten years.
With the stakes so high,Marino faces threats to both his integrity and his life as he prepares for the biggest trial of his life career.
AUTHOR: WILLIAM ELEAZER
TITLE: THE TWO – WITNESS RULE
Genre: Legal Thriller
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In 2006, the Blum family were brutally killed in their home. Detective Jon Stanton worked the case but was never able to turn up enough to make an arrest. Now, having left the San Diego PD, he still keeps the Blum file in his home. A man facing life in prison is willing to confess to several murders of adult film stars over the last decade in exchange for a deal with the District Attorney’s Office. He claims he also killed the Blum family but insists he will only confess to Jon Stanton. Pulled into a world he thought he left behind, Jon Stanton will face the man he has sought and hated for years.The Blum case eats at Stanton in a way no other case has. Faced with the possibility of bringing closure to the families of all the victims, he must decide if he is willing to enter the darkness of the human mind one last time.
AUTHOR: VICTOR METHOS
TITLE: THE PORN STAR MURDERS
GENRE: Serial Killer, Crime, Thriller
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Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch lands his first case: a Hollywood producer found in the trunk of his Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head. It looks like ‘trunk music,’ a Mafia hit. The LAPD’s organized crime unit is oddly uninterested, but Harry thinks they’re wrong. He follows the money trail from the producer’s office to Las Vegas, where he quickly finds evidence of Mafia involvement.
But something about the case doesn’t add up, and Harry follows a string of odd clues glitter in the producer’s cuffs, an over-the-counter medication in the Rolls’ glove box in a different direction entirely. Just when Harry thinks he’s on firm ground, the bottom falls out. Blind sided again and again, at odds with his superiors, and overwhelmed by a romance that has cropped up in the middle of the case, Harry is as off balance as he’s ever been. When the picture finally comes into focus, Harry discovers a scheme many magnitudes more deadly than he imagine, with himself now one of its targets. Running on instincts and nerves, with a short fuse and everything to lose, Harry must prove himself not just by breaking the case, but by surviving it.
AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY
TITLE: TRUNK MUSIC
GENRE: Detective, Crime
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January, 1958 the darkest hour of the cold war and the early dawn of the space race.On the launch pad at Cape Canaveral sits America’s best hope to catch up with the Russians the Explorer I satellite. But at the last moment,the launch is delayed due to weather,even though everyone can see it is a perfectly sunny day.The real reason for the delay rests deep in the mind of NASA scientist who has woken that morning to find his memory completely erased.Knowing only that he’s being followed and watched at every turn,he must find the clues to his own identity before he can discover who is responsible.But even more terrible is the dark secret that they wanted him to forget.A secret that can destroy the Explorer I and America’s future…
AUTHOR: KEN FOLLETT
TITLE: CODE ZERO
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When wealthy,widowed art patron Virginia Neville officially announces her engagement to Jake O’Neill her handsome,charming,and much younger fiancé at a gala gallery opening,not all the gathered friends and stepfamily are pleased.And before the last champagne bubble pops,murder disrupts the grand celebration.Bookstore owner Annie Darling has a vested interest in the investigation,and she’s determined to untangle an unholy marriage of jealousy,blackmail,and malicious mischief,even if it means having to cross swords with hubby Max and cross paths with a cruelly clever stalker.
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: ENGAGED TO DIE
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Annie Darling,owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore,is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon and former Broward’s Rock resident Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel,Don’t Go Home.But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters,perhaps the author should take his own advice.Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review.As Annie attempts damage control,her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith.It’s a fight Annie won’t soon forget especially after the author turns up dead.Despite an array of suspects to match Griffith’s cast of characters and a promise to her husband,Max,to steer clear of sleuthing Annie’s not about to let the police throw the book at her friend when the real killer remains at large…
AUTHOR: CAROLYN HART
TITLE: DON’T GO HOME
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Welcome to the Pendleton. Built as a tycoon’s dream home in the 1880s and converted to luxury condominiums not quite a century later,the Gilded Age palace at the summit of Shadow Hill is a sanctuary for its fortunate residents.Scant traces remain of the episodes of madness,suicide,mass murder and whispers of things far worse that have scarred its grandeur almost from the beginning.
One night in 2011 sees the property’s terrifying past return as several tenants encounter bizarre phenomena. An elevator bearing a corrupt former U.S. senator descends 30 floors below the surface to levels that do not exist.A soldier turned money manager has his nocturnal laps around the pool interrupted by an attack from a menacing creature.A maid sees Satan in the pantry of an apartment she works in.But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls,security cameras relay impossible images,phantom voices mutter in strange tongues,not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement,elevators plunge into unknown depths.With each passing hour a terrifying certainty grows:Whatever drove the Pendleton’s past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again.And as nightmare visions become real,as a deadly tide begins to engulf them,the people at 77 Shadow Street will find the key to humanity’s future . . . if they can survive to use it.
AUTHOR: DEAN KOONTZ
TITLE: 77 SHADOW STREET
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Sometimes the warning signs come too late…
The brutal slaying of Boulder’s controversial D.A. strikes deep in the heart of everything clinical psychologist Alan Gregory holds dear: After all,Alan’s wife,Lauren,worked for the dead man.When a new patient walks into Alan’s office,a terrified mother with an explosive secret he finds himself edging even closer to the darkness.Soon her privileged exchanges convince Alan that a crime is about to be committed.And when he uncovers a shocking link to the D.A.’s slaying,Alan is suddenly locked in the ethical dilemma of his career,thrust into a desperate manhunt for a killer whose identity no one could have guessed.
AUTHOR: STEPHEN WHITE
TITLE: WARNING SIGNS
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Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins is back on the force.Before she can get comfortable with her new partner,newly-promoted DS Katy Foster,the two are assigned a tragic murder case that looks like a robbery gone wrong.However,when another wealthy footballer’s family meets the same deadly fate within twenty-four hours,it is clear the crimes involve something far more sinister.Keeping her focus on unravelling the complex case isn’t easy for Lorne when she learns news that throws her personal life into a spin her fiancé,M16 agent Tony Warner,is involved in a dangerous covert operation in Afghanistan.But innocent people are dying on her patch,and someone must catch the killers.Lorne can’t allow this Foul Justice to prevail.
AUTHOR: M.A. COMELEY
TITLE: FOUL JUSTICE
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Adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights,homicide detective Kate Martinelli can’t escape the void left by her departed lover,who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation,Kate’s not sure she’s that desperate for distraction.Jules is worried about her friend Dio,a homeless boy she met in a park.Dio has disappeared without a word of farewell,and Jules wants Kate to find him reluctant as she is,Kate can’t say no and soon she finds herself forming a friendship with the bright,quirky girl.But the search for Dio will prove to be much more than both bargained for and it’s only the beginning.When Jules disappears while taking a trip with Kate,a desperate search begins…and Kate knows all too well the odds of finding the child alive…
AUTHOR: LAURIE R. KING
TITLE: WITH CHILD
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A ship wreck. Dozens of bodies washed ashore
Clear evidence that evil has made port in London.
The horrific case piques the interest of P.I.Lorne Simpkins.It doesn’t take long before Lorne learns that young,helpless women are being caged and sold to the wealthy and salacious.Old wounds are wrenched open when she suspects a cover-up by the very authorities that should be keeping lawful order.Can she trust the self-serving journalist bent on making the human-trafficking ring his next big story? When her daughter is involved in a life-threatening accident,it’s difficult for Lorne to keep her head in the game.But Lorne and her ex-MI6 husband,Tony,are determined to end the repulsive slave trade and bring the criminals to justice even if it means Lorne ends up locked in a cage herself.
AUTHOR: M .A. COMLEY
TITLE: ULTIMATE JUSTICE
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“Because they are two sets of twins,the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be.Yet these vivacious young women each have their own dreams for themselves: Edda wants to be a doctor, Tufts wants to organize everything,Grace won’t be told what to do,and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty.They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit,and ambition,but as they step into womanhood,they are not enthusiastic about the limited prospects life holds for them.
Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses,a new option for women of their time, who have previously been largely limited to the role of wives,and preferably mothers.As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training,they meet people and encounter challenges that spark new maturity and independence.They meet men from all walks of life local farmers,their professional colleagues,and even men with national roles and reputations and each sister must make weighty decisions about what she values most.The results are sometimes happy,sometimes heartbreaking, but always . . . bittersweet.
AUTHOR: COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH
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