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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The discovery of a dead banker sends shock waves through the sleepy coastal town of Ayr. And it’s up to DI Bob Valentine, recently back on the force after his near-fatal stabbing, to find the killer. But leads are hard to find and the pressure is on from an anxious Chief Superintendent who is being hounded by the media and still has serious concerns about her DI’s mental health. And as it becomes clear that there’s a serial killer on the loose, Bob Valentine must battle the demons of his post-traumatic stress, an investigation team that’s leaking like a sieve and frightening visions that might just be the key to unlocking the mystery.
AUTHOR: TONY BLACK
TITLE: ARTEFACTS OF THE DEAD
GENRE: Mystery, Detective, Serial killer
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On hiatus from the corporate treadmill, Clint finds love to last a lifetime in Beth. While she recovers from kidney failure through dialysis, Beth is kidnapped from her home. But Clint’s the only one who suspects foul play in her disappearance. In spite of the evidence, her family refuses to admit she’s in danger. And without routine dialysis, Beth won’t survive. Five hundred miles south, the case attracts the attention of spy trackers at the CIA. Can Clint find Beth before her kidneys fail or her abductors unload a bullet in his head?
AUTHOR: HELEN HANSON
TITLE: 3 LIES
GENRE: Espionage, CIA Thriller
A young couple have been brutally murdered in their home in a quiet suburb of Dublin and the Murder Squad want to pass on it; they can see this case is a dog. Inspector Jack O’Neill thinks it’s a dog too but with his personal life in a mess and nothing to lose he takes it on anyway and soon wishes he hadn’t. A suspect is quickly found for the killings and Jack thinks that maybe this one will be easy after all; until he screws up and both the suspect and another young couple go missing. Jack’s career is on the line and he must follow a trail of
AUTHOR: DERICK PARSONS
TITLE: THE JOURNAL
GENRE: Mystery, Suspense, Detective
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Outside the local women’s health clinic, the Reverend Jimmy Aldridge waving his protest sign is a familiar sight. But that changes early one morning when someone shoots the beloved Reverend Jimmy dead. Sheriff Shelby Mitchell knows the preacher’s murder will shock the good people of Jackson and the pressure to find the killer is immediate and intense, which is why Shelby calls in detective Darla Cavannah.
When police detective Darla moved from Philadelphia to Jackson with her husband hometown football hero Hugh “the Glue” Cavannah she never imagined the culture shock that awaited. Then after Hugh dies in a car crash, Darla enters a self-imposed exile in her Mississippi home, taking a leave of absence from the sheriff’s department. Now she’s called back to duty or coerced, more like it, with Shelby slathering on his good-ole-boy charm nice and thick, like on a helping of barbecue.
Reluctantly partnered with a mulish Elvis impersonator, Darla keeps a cool head even as the community demands an arrest. The court of public opinion has already convicted the clinic’s doctor, Stephen Nicoletti, but Darla is just as sure he’s not guilty even as she fights her growing attraction to him. From the genteel suburbs to a raunchy strip club, Darla follows a trail of dirty money and nasty secrets until the day of judgment comes, and she faces down an ungodly assassin.
AUTHOR: GARY GUSICK
TITLE: THE LAST CLINIC
GENRE: Mystery & Suspense
Joe doesn’t remember killing anyone, so there’ s no way a jury can convict him of serial murder. He calls himself Joe Victim, trying, as he awaits trial, to convince the psychiatrists that he wasn’t in control of his actions, trusting that the system will save him in the end.
But others know Joe as the infamous Christchurch Carver and they want to see him dead. There’s Melissa, Joe’s accomplice in one of the murders, who plans on shooting him on his way to the courthouse before he gets a chance to start talking. Then there’s Raphael, whose daughter was one of the Carver’s victims. Though he’s tried to move on with life as the leader of a counseling group for grieving family members, he’d like nothing more than to watch Joe pay. Finally there’s Carl Schroder, the ex-detective who locked Joe up and is determined to put things right for the case of his career. To extract himself from this epic mess, Joe has come up with a desperate plan involving a television psychic who’s looking to get rich by making people believe just about anything. It’s a long shot, but it had better work before he becomes the poster boy for a death penalty that may be reinstated in New Zealand, which isn’t quite the dramatic ending he is hoping for.
AUTHOR: PAUL CLEAVE
TITLE: JOE VICTIM
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Sarah Roberts has spent the last four years helping people stay alive through the messages she receives from the dead. She receives a daunting communication from the Other Side regarding her sister’s murderer, and where she can find him, but the message is not clear enough to confirm the man’s identity. Then she receives The Warning, a message that tells her to stand down, let it go. She refuses and enters a complex where the odds are stacked heavily against her. The tables turn, and Sarah becomes the hunted
AUTHOR: JONAS SAUL
TITLE: THE WARNING
GENRE: Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Horror
When the bodies of local homeless men turn up missing major organs, Detective CeeCee Gallagher is hot on the trail of a killer. Only after her husband, FBI Agent Michael Hagerman, is the target of a car bomb, does she realize what shes really dealing with. This is no mere madman. These killers are organized and more dangerous than any CeeCees seen before.
AUTHOR: STACY DITTRICH
TITLE: THE BODY MAFIA
GENRE: Mystery, Suspense
Dead in her penthouse apartment.Designer scarf around her neck.Dismembered finger in a place it should never be.What the police haven’t found is her diamond and ruby bracelet,switched with a cheap imitation.A bracelet that mysteriously ended up around the neck of a little girl’s pet cat.Now the feline is missing,the killer has struck again and former NYPD detective Frank Quinn has to track down both the cat and the culprit before the next body drops.Quinn’s played his share of cat-and-mouse games before.But this time,when fingers are pointed,the claws come out…
AUTHOR: JOHN LUTZ
A hundred years ago,the Tarleton Music Hall,on London’s south bank,was one of the city’s glittering night-spots,with song and dance man Toby Chance heading the bill.But Toby disappeared in 1914 and the Tarleton has been locked ever since.With property prices soaring,an investment group hires Robert Fallon to survey the place.Fallon is charmed by the project and the rumors that the Tarleton is haunted by a Singing Ghost.The deeper he delves,though,the harder it gets to shake the notion that he is being menaced by the past.
AUTHOR: SARAH RAYNE
TITLE: GHOST SONG