THE INNOCENT CLIENT

The Key To Justice By Dennis Carstens

A serial killer is on the loose in Minneapolis and the head of the investigation, Minneapolis police Le Jake Waschke, is facing the pressure to find him. To make matters worse, the killer strikes again, this time across the river in St. Paul, and his victim is the daughter of a prominent politician.

Just when the investigation seems to be going nowhere, the police catch a break when the killer strikes yet again, except this time there’s a witness who gets the police, including Jake Waschke chasing the killer through the streets of Minneapolis. During the chase Jake gets a good look at him and realizes his problems are only beginning when he recognizes the man and realizes he must do whatever is necessary to protect him.

A pasty is found and an arrest is made. The pasty’s fate is placed in the hands of criminal defense lawyer, Marc Kedella, when the brother of the accused turns out to be a former client of Marc’s. The case has heat and publicity far beyond anything Marc has ever dealt with and he tries to beg off. He knows he is over his head with a case of this magnitude and also realizes it could destroy his practice and drive him into bankruptcy. The brother convinces Marc to take the case playing on their past relationship, guaranteeing payment of his fees and Marc’s own believe that the man is innocent.

As the case progresses, Marc, aided in the investigation by stunningly beautiful private investigator, becomes more and more convinced his client is being framed. But, unless he can uncover who is framing him and, more importantly, why, an innocent man is going to take a very serious fall, Marc will be helpless to prevent it.

AUTHOR: DENNIS CARSTENS
TITLE: THE KEY TO JUSTICE
Genre: Legal mystery
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HIS NIGHTMARE HAS ONLY BEGAN

Young,idealistic,and overworked,Jonah is living the lonely life of a medical student in New York City when he accidentally stumbles across a murder in progress: a woman,being stabbed to death in the middle of the sidewalk.Without thinking, he rushes in to protect her-inadvertently killing her attacker in the process.Thrust into the media spotlight,crushed by guilt,Jonah quickly learns that heroism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.He receives a shower of unwanted attention-and hostility-from his superiors.The district attorney wants to “interview” him.The family of the dead man wants revenge.Everything is further upended when the woman whose life he saved shows up at his apartment.What begins as a thank-you drink turns into a wildly passionate love affair.As their relationship deepens,however,Jonah realizes that she isn’t quite the woman she appears to be.His nightmare has only begun,and the price of kindness will turn out to be higher than he could have imagined.

AUTHOR: JESSE KELLERMAN

TITLE:  TROUBLE 

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SUSPICIOUS DEATHS OF PRISONERS IN CUSTODY

New York City cab driver Yuri Davydov is a disgruntled Russian emigre poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American Dream.A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons system,Biopreparat,Yuri possesses the knowledge to wreak havoc in his new home. But before he executes his planned piece de resistance of vengeance,he experiments first on his suspicious live-in girlfriend,then on a few poor-tipping fares.. Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Laurie Montgomery (both last seen in Chromosome 6) begin to witness some unusual cases in their capacity as forensic pathologists in the city’s medical examiner’s office: a young,healthy black woman dies of respiratory failure,a Greek immigrant succumbs to a sudden,overwhelming pneumonia.At the same time,the pair are pressured from above to focus on a high-profile string of suspicious deaths of prisoners in police custody.When an unexpected breakthrough persuades Jack that these seemingly unrelated deaths are really connected murders,his colleagues and superiors are skeptical.Only Laurie is somewhat convinced.But the question soon becomes whether the pair will solve the puzzle before Yuri unleashes into the streets of New York the ultimate terror: a modern bioweapon.

AUTHOR: ROBIN COOK

TITLE:  VECTOR

UNAWARE OF THE DEMONS THAT RESIDES WITHIN HIM

Through a heinous and traumatizing childhood,Amy McCail became a psychologist for a mental institution.She encounters a patient who rekindles all of her suppress and painful childhood memories which also connects her with his puzzling case of violence and torture.Mr. Valentine lived in the mental institution for almost all of his life,haunted by the truth of his mother and father’s death. His constant battle within,calms the brutal nights of torture given by his doctor,Dr. Barnes.When Doctor McCail meets Mr. Valentine for the first time,she was compel to know more about him as a person.Unaware of the demons that resides within him…In order for him to begin a normal and ordinary life, Dr. Amy McCail must be willing to let go of all of her logic and reasoning to reach him. Unknowingly,she invokes an evil inside him.Waiting for the right moment to wreak havoc on the world,and to seek its revenge on the person who caused it to fight for its existence.To solve the mysterious and random murders which surrounds the hospital,Dr. McCail will discover a connection between her and Mr. Valentine.Revealing her involvement with his lifelong issues.

AUTHOR: ELIJAH CAINAAN

TITLE: NEVER THINK OF ME

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WHEN INNOCENT PEOPLE START TO DIE

Carl Schroder and Theodore Tate, labeled “The Coma Cops” by the media, are finally getting their lives back into shape.Tate has returned to the police force and is grateful to be back at home with his wife, Bridget. For Schroder, things are neither good nor bad.The bullet lodged in his head from a shooting six months ago hasn’t killed him, but almost as deadly it’s switched off his emotions.

When the body of a convicted rapist is found,obliterated by an oncoming train,Tate works the case, trying to determine if this is murder or suicide.The following night,two more rapists go missing.It’s hard to investigate when everyone on the police force seems to be rooting for the killer.There’s a common plea detectives get from the loved ones of victims: When you find the man who did this,give me five minutes alone with him. And that’s exactly what someone is doing. Someone is helping these victims get their five minutes alone.But when innocent people start to die,Tate and Schroder find themselves with different objectives,and soon they’re battling something they never would’ve expected each other.

AUTHOR:  PAUL CLEAVE

TITLE: FIVE MINUTES ALONE

BARCELONA SHADOWS

Children are going missing in Barcelona. A body is found, twisted, drained of blood.The locals say a devil is moving in the shadows,spiriting away the innocent.

To the police,it just means more corpses in a city where death is a daily occurrence. Who cares about the children of a few prostitutes and thieves?Inspector Moisès Corvo-jaded,dissolute,yet with an uncanny sixth sense-knows something is different this time. To discover the true identity of the “monster” he must journey through Barcelona’s underworld,from high-class brothels to lurid casinos,where there are powerful people who will do anything to stop him.He cannot imagine the horror that awaits him.

AUTHOR: MARC PASTOR

TITLE: BARCELONA SHADOWS

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BOGEYMAN

Dramatic detail and with heart-rending poignancy the efforts of tenacious Texas lawmen to solve the cold case murders of three little girls and hold their killer accountable for his horrific crimes.

From the book: “For years he’d stalked elementary schools and playground looking for young girls from low-income neighborhoods to abduct, rape and murder. He thought of them as “throwaway kids”–hardly missed, and soon forgotten, except by those who loved them. He was ever parent’s worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about … the fiend who lurked outside bedroom windows.”

TITLE: BOGEYMAN

AUTHOR: STEVE JACKSON

BOGEYMAN

From the book: “For years he’d stalked elementary schools and playground looking for young girls from low-income neighborhoods to abduct, rape and murder. He thought of them as “throwaway kids”–hardly missed, and soon forgotten, except by those who loved them. He was ever parent’s worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about … the fiend who lurked outside bedroom windows.”

TITLE: BOGEYMAN

AUTHOR: STEVE JACKSON

GONE TOMORROW : FACE YOUR WORST ENEMY IN THE EYE

Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

TITLE: GONE TOMORROW

AUTHOR: LEE CHILD

THE CORONER

When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Sevem Vale District Coroner,she’s hoping for a quit life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce.But the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence.Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself?

Jenny’s curiosity is aroused.Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart?

TITLE: THE CORONER

AUTHOR: M.R. HALL

WHEN A PAIR OF HELEN’S BLOOD STAINED SHOES WAS DICOVERED

Lost And Found By Vivian Roberts

The case of a vanished woman ….In the vaults beneath London’s Baker street station are thousands of stories waiting to be told.For Natalia O’shea,new to the city and to her job in the famous Lost Property Office,it all begins with a haunting picture of missing woman Helen Bookman.Driven by compassion,she’s determined to find Helen and reunite her with her distraught husband,but with every clue she uncovers the more the mystery deepens- and events takes a sinister turn when Natalia discovers a pair of Helen’s blood stained shoes.

TITLE:LOST AND FOUND
AUTHOR:VIVIAN ROBERTS

UNEXPLAINED DEATHS FROM LIVER FAILURE ARE CREATING PANIC

Epidemic investigator Dr. Zol Szabo and his team are called to a high school in the heart of Ontario’s tobacco country,where unexplained deaths from liver failure are creating panic.The team begins to suspect a link with contaminated,cut-price cigarettes manufactured on nearby Grand Basin India Resserve led by the Badger,the multimillionare kingpin of the illicit Native tobacco trade.First- res-ponders from the local fire department become the epidemic’s next victims,and when Zol confronts the Badger,he is rebuffed by the leaders lust for blood,money,and ancient artifacts.High level government authorities,cowed by the weight of Native influence,order Zol to shut down his investigation.As the Badgers contaminated tobacco spreads across the country,he stalks Zol’s family and executes witness after witness.Can Zol dig deep enough to find a creative solution before it’s two late?

TITLE : UP IN SMOKE
AUTHOR: ROSS PENNIE

WHEN AN OLD FRIEND TURNS TO HIM FOR HELP

A hitman must be anonymous,a moral……… and alone.Victor is the face in the crowd you don’t see,a perfect assassin with nothing to live for.But when an old friend turns to him for help,he finds he can’t refuse.For once his objective isn’t to kill,but to protect.Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies,Victor needs more than just a bodyguard… but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he’s vowed to defend

TITLE:BETTER OFF DEAD
AUTHOR:TOM WOOD

TO HER FAMILY , IT WAS TOO LATE

Denise Amber Lee was a twenty one year old happily married mother of two little boys and the daughter of the head of Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Marshal Fugitive Task Force in south Florida.She had her whole life ahead of her…….until an intruder broke into her Florida home.She was forced to leave her two children and within a few short hours,she was raped,savagely terrorised and murdered.Michael King,a 38-year-old out of -work plumber,was a ticking time bomb.Incredibly Denise managed to call 911 twice during her abduction.Eyewitnesses and her distraught husband also called,but a slow,inefficient system tragically failed her.King was sentenced to death….but for Denise and her loving family,it was too late.Why did the killer choose this victim?Sometimes you can’t do anything to change the outcome.
TITLE :A KILLERS TOUCH
AUTHOR :MICHAEL BENSO

THE CHILD WAS NEVER SEEN ALIVE AGAIN

In Ireland 1973:a very different world.But a tinny village in county Dublin was about to loose its innocence for ever.One a bright and sunny june afternoon,a seven-year-old boy was left in the care of his teenage neighbor.No one knew,or would even have dreamed of suspecting that the teenage was a satanist.The two went out to the fields to look for rabbits.The child was never seen alive again.For the first time in The Boy in the Attic,David Mahone reveals the exact events of that summer day:how the youngster was lured to his death,how the teenager came to dive so deeply into the occult and the night marish scene awaiting police when they entered the attic.But there is another disturbing question.how is it that this murder,which was easily one of the most shocking and horrific in living memory,was barely reported upon at all?

TITLE : THE BOY IN THE ATTIC
AUTHOR: DAVID MALONE