Author: Richter Watkins
SHE'S THE WOMAN THEY COULDN'T KILL, AND HE COULDN'T RESIST. Former investigator, Sydney Jesup is on a one-woman crusade against the most powerful and dangerous mogul in Nevada. He's a man whose powers stretch across the state, from Las Vegas to the mountain resort of Lake Tahoe, where he intends to create a new gambling mecca. But when an incompetent hit man attempts to kill Sydney in order to gain favor with the mogul, he botches the hit and all hell breaks loose. To clean up the mess a pro is brought in from New York. He's one of the top killers on the planet. His specialty is death-by-suicide. At first this seems like an easy job. That is until he discovers Sydney Jesup has come under the wing of Marco Cruz, a former border agent with his own dark history as a government operative. Suddenly, the cool laid-back vacation resort in the Sierra's starts turning up bodies . . . and the heat.
Author: Isabella Maldonado
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Whenever the lust for drugs, money, and power lays claim to a city, brutality is never far behind. Phoenix detective Veranda Cruz is dead set on taking down the Villalobos Cartel, but the ruthlessness of her quarry demands a ruthless edge of her own. Detective Veranda Cruz leads an elite task force on the Phoenix Police Drug Enforcement Bureau. Bartolo Villalobos is the heir apparent to the most powerful cartel in the world. No one in the department suspects the secret motive behind Veranda’s obsession with the cartel . . . until an operation goes horribly wrong. Targeted by an increasingly unstable drug lord, Veranda must protect her family and stay clear of adversaries within the force while she sets a trap for Bartolo. As the desert action heats up, Veranda and her new Homicide team—along with an arson investigator who kindles a flame for her—are all drawn into a deadly gambit. Taking down Bartolo is the ultimate goal, but is Veranda ready to trade life for justice? Praise: "A highly entertaining police procedural . . . Hang on tight for the ride of a lifetime across Southern Arizona as Maldonado rises to her written challenge to entertain, enthrall and engage readers in this high octane thriller."—Suspense Magazine “Maldonado ratchets up the tension with each page, leaving you breathless as you race to the end.”—Robin Burcell, bestselling author of The Kill Order “Isabella Maldonado is off to a great start, giving us a tense thriller with a strong sense of place and an insider’s look at some of the most dangerous work in law enforcement. This first Veranda Cruz novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting her next adventure.”—Jan Burke, New York Times bestselling author “The Phoenix sun isn’t the only thing burning in this thrilling debut and I look forward to more.”—Shannon Baker, bestselling author of the Kate Fox mystery series "Maldonado has crafted a top-notch thriller that will have police procedural junkies and thrill-seekers turning page after page, late into the night."—Maegan Beaumont, award-winning author of Carved in Darkness
Author: Isabella Maldonado
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
The battle between Veranda Cruz and the Villalobos cartel turns Phoenix into a war zone Homicide Detective Veranda Cruz will stop at nothing to take down the Villalobos cartel. But when a wave of violence in the city escalates, she fears that the secrets of her past will take her down instead. Adolfo Villalobos is a crime boss who's determined to stake his claim. To prove that he's ready to run his family's sprawling criminal empire, he devises a plan to silence his siblings and destroy Veranda, leaving a trail of destruction through downtown Phoenix that makes national headlines. Veranda believes the task force she's been assigned to lead will end the cartel's reign of terror, until Adolfo's revenge takes a cruel—and highly personal—twist. Praise for the Veranda Cruz Mystery series: "A highly entertaining police procedural . . . Hang on tight for the ride of a lifetime across Southern Arizona as Maldonado rises to her written challenge to entertain, enthrall and engage readers in this high octane thriller."—Suspense Magazine "Maldonado ratchets up the tension with each page, leaving you breathless as you race to the end."—Robin Burcell, author of The Kill Order "Phoenix Burning is a scorcher . . . Filled with one unsuspecting twist after another, Maldonado keeps the reader guessing at every page turn wondering which startling way the heat will be thrust toward [Cruz] next as she attempts to bring back normalcy to the streets of her beloved Phoenix . . . This incendiary tale keeps you surprised to literally the last few shocking pages as to what to expect next in this marvelous thriller from one of the most unique cop stories you’ll ever read."—Pascal Marco, author of Render Safe "Phoenix Burning is the high-octane, high-stakes story as gritty and tortured as its main character, Veranda Cruz, one of the most realistic police detectives I’ve read in recent fiction. You’ll root for her as she takes on the Mexican cartel and delves deep into their horrifying crimes, while battling her own treacherous past. A fast and compelling read that will keep you turning pages deep into the night."—Carla Buckley, author of The Good Goodbye "This one delivers a brilliant and complicated heroine, accentuated by a take-no-prisoners plot. Every emotion is drawn out with sizzle and clout, the tension ratcheting up degree by degree as the pages fly by. It’s spicy, smart, and entertaining, definitely worth your time."—Steve Berry, author of The Lost Order "Maldonado’s a writer to watch, and she showcases her own extensive law enforcement background in this tightly plotted police procedural."—Publishers Weekly, starred review “Phoenix may be burning, but Maldonado’s star is rising. Gritty and gripping.”—J.A. Jance, New York Times Bestselling author of Proof of Life
**WINNER 2015 BEST SERIES** "The most interesting premise....EVER." -Ruth.D "If I had to choose one series to take with me to that desert island in the middle of nowhere, this would be it." -MsRee "Simply brilliant!" -Jeff Yurt "What an amazing series. So unique and interesting!" -Linda33 "Fun. Quick. Laugh out loud!" -JJ_Fry "I absolutely love this series." -TroyL Henry Bins has Henry Bins. A sleeping disorder, named after him. He is awake for one hour a day. He wakes up at 3 a.m. then falls asleep at 4 a.m. Life is simple. Until he hears the woman scream. And sees the man leave the house across the street. But not just any man. The President of the United States.
The Murder Option
Author: Richter Watkins
For some victims of unspeakable crimes who find they have nowhere to turn after being abandoned by the system, yet demand justice be served, there is sometimes only one path: The Murder Option. But as these stories can attest, those who choose to take justice into their own hands, the path of vengeance often leads to dangerous and unexpected consequences. KILLING CHARLIE: An abusive, ex-husband has killed a woman's fiance and threatens to kill her as well. She can run and hide, seek out a protector, or she can decide on the murder option. KILLING FREDDIE: A former friend surfaces with a video taken at a wild college party that two men have tried to forget. The friend demands cash or he'll go public with the video which will certainly send them to prison. Scared over the consequences, the two men plot a murder but sometimes murder doesn't follow a preconceived plan. KILLING HARRY: When a sociopath has gotten away with kidnapping, torturing and killing a young girl, a distraught mother seeks justice the one way she knows she can succeed. Killing Colonel Mayer: The rape of an American female soldier while on duty in Afghanistan, and lack of response by her commanding officer, drove her to near suicide and destroyed her life until the day she decided to take her revenge. Killing Senator Grey: Two men with ruined, alcohol-ravaged lives embark on a journey to do one good deed before they die. Killing Superman: When big money moves into a distressed community and threatens to destroy a family ranch, it forces a reunion between estranged brothers who commit themselves to saving the ranch at any cost.
The Secret Speech
Author: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Soviet Union, 1956: Stalin is dead. With his passing, a violent regime is beginning to fracture - leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. The catalyst comes when a secret manifesto composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant and a murderer. Its promise: The Soviet Union will transform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget Stalin's tyranny so easily, that demand revenge of the most appalling nature. Meanwhile, former MGB officer Leo Demidov is facing his own turmoil. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his involvement in the murder of their parents. They are not alone. Now that the truth is out, Leo, Raisa and their family are in grave danger from someone with a grudge against Leo. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance.
America on Suicide Watch
Author: Richter Watkins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Richter Watkins' powerful non-fiction political analysis AMERICA ON SUICIDE WATCH describes the self-inflicted wounds that destroy great nations. America is sleepwalking toward anarchy. We are one major crisis away from falling apart. Watkins' eye-opening revelations shed light on how the radical left is systematically destroying the American 'idea'. He advocates a national resurgence of the fundamental American values and a rebellion against the corrupt Washington establishment oligarchy. It may be our last opportunity to save everything we have fought for throughout our history. America On Suicide Watch is an 'I'm mad as hell' anti-establishment wakeup call. From our near fatal birth at Plymouth Rock to our historic battles against slavery, Nazism and Communism he reveals who we are and what our current battle for survival demands of us. It's time to return America to its innate greatness and stop bowing to the progressive agenda.
A Noble Radiance
Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Donna Leon has topped European bestseller lists for more than a decade with a series of mysteries featuring clever Commissario Guido Brunetti. Always ready to bend the rules to uncover the threads of a crime, Brunetti manages to maintain his integrity while maneuvering through a city rife with politics, corruption, and intrigue. In A Noble Radiance a new landowner is summoned urgently to his house not far from Venice when workmen accidentally unearth a macabre grave. The human corpse is badly decomposed, but a ring found nearby proves to be a first clue that reopens an infamous case of kidnapping involving one of Venice's most aristocratic families. Only Commissario Brunetti can unravel the clues and find his way into both the heart of patrician Venice and that of a family grieving for their abducted son.
Her Cowboy Protector
Author: Roxie Rivera
Publisher: Night Works Books
Cruz Montes can't believe her DEA Agent brother is abandoning her on a dusty, isolated ranch in West Texas with a cowboy she's never met. Carlos swears Niall is the only man who can keep Cruz and her unborn baby safe but she isn't so sure. One look at the rough ex-soldier and Cruz wonders if she wouldn't be safer on her own. Rancher Niall Campbell isn't thrilled with the prospect of babysit-ting his best friend's sister, especially when he learns she's marked for death by an infamous drug cartel assassin. But he swore a blood oath with Carlos in the heat of battle and always keeps his word. He'll defend Cruz and her unborn baby with his life. Cruz quickly realizes she isn't the only one being followed by a ghost. She's drawn to the haunted Niall. As she chips away at his emotional armor, Niall dares to dream about what it might be like to have a family of his own, to keep Cruz and her baby in his life. But all those dreams will remain unrealized if he can't protect her. keywords: cowboy romance, Navy SEAL, organized crime, mafia, cartel, secret baby, pregnancy, latina romance
Night of Thunder
Author: Stephen Hunter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Bob Lee Swagger, former Marine Corps sniper, is back. And this time, it's personal. Forced off the road and into a crash that leaves her in a coma, barely clinging onto life, journalist Nikki Swagger had been investigating reports of a crystal meth superlab in sleepy Tennessee, when she found herself inadvertently peeling back the layers on a huge conspiracy. Bob Lee Swagger is worried. As a former Marine Corps sniper, he's picked up more than his fair share of enemies hell-bent on revenge and he senses that something isn't right. Unconvinced by the Sheriff's conclusion that Nikki's crash was caused by a local kid high on Meth, Bob picks up the investigation where his daughter left off. As Swagger digs deeper, a violent crime clan, gunmen of all stripes and shapes, and deranged evangelicals all rear their ugly heads, but they will live to rue the day they targeted the wrong man's daughter. What people are saying about Bob Lee Swagger thrillers: ‘Stephen Hunter's I, Sniper brings back one of the great characters in modern thrillerdom, Bob Lee Swagger, everyone's favourite lethal, dour Southerner. I kind of want Swagger to meet up with Lee Child's Jack Reacher one day, in a contest to see who could say the least while doing the most damage.’ Malcolm Gladwell ‘The tension never lets up’ New York Times ‘Stephen Hunter is an Elmore Leonard on steroids’ John Sandford ‘As all Bob Lee fans know, it comes down to 'straight killing time.' And so it does, in a ramped-up, high-tech High Noon finale. As always, Hunter makes it work with precise, detail-rich prose that strips the faux glamour from gun fighting and leaves only the skills of the combatants set against the horrors they wreak.’ Booklist ‘Hunter is back at the top of his game.’ Publisher’s Weekly ‘In his guns-a-poppin' latest, Hunter pits his series hero against a nest of sharp-shooting vipers. Dust off the OK Corral. Even the somewhat squeamish, and even certifiable gun-dummies, may once again find chivalric, heroic Bob Lee just about irresistible.’ Kirkus Reviews ‘Hunter's thrillers are always taut, exciting, and well written, and his latest is no exception. There's also a lot of gun and tech talk as Swagger uses decades' worth of skills to stay a step or three ahead of the baddies. Swagger fans will not be disappointed.’ Library Journal 'Hunter has a unique writing style that thrills and captivates from the opening scene to deliver an exciting whodunit' The Sun ‘Stories of passion, guilt and redemption that jump right off the page and smack the reader clean between the eyes’ Independent on Sunday ‘American hardboiled at its very best, full of taciturn and stoical characters and plotting in explosive overdrive’ The Times ‘Hunter choreographs the violence in steely prose and Swagger ... remains one of crime fiction’s most engaging heroes’ Irish Independent
No Safety In Numbers
Author: Dayna Lorentz
A suspenseful survival story and modern day Lord of the Flies set in a mall that looks just like yours. A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens. These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising manners, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly. This is a gripping look at people and how they can—and must—change under the most dire of circumstances. And not always for the better. "Think of the heart-racing chase of The Hunger Games, but a giant mall is your arena."—Seventeen.com "[An] engrossing . . . thriller."—Kirkus Reviews "This tense trilogy opener . . . build[s] a sense of claustrophobia and desperation."—Publishers Weekly
The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting! Sue Grafton, """New York Times"""bestselling author of"""X""" Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page. Harlan Coben, #1"New York Times"bestselling author of "Fool Me Once" " ""Provocative and shocking. --Lisa Gardner, the"New York Times" bestsellingauthor of"Find Her" "How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even yourself? " "People are capable of almost anything. . ." "A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . ." Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post
Author: Alexandra Duncan
Sound is the stand-alone companion to Alexandra Duncan's acclaimed debut novel Salvage, which was praised by internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins as "brilliant, feminist science fiction." For fans of Beth Revis, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica. As a child, Ava's adopted sister, Miyole, watched her mother take to the stars, piloting her own ship from Earth to space making deliveries. Now a teen herself, Miyole is finally living her dream as a research assistant on her very first space voyage. If she plays her cards right, she could even be given permission to conduct her own research and experiments in her own habitat lab on the flight home. But when her ship saves a rover that has been viciously attacked by looters and kidnappers, Miyole, along with a rescued rover girl named Cassia, embarks on a mission to rescue Cassia's abducted brother, and that changes the course of Miyole's life forever. Harrowing, provocative, and stunning, Sound begins roughly a decade after the action in the author's critically acclaimed Salvage, and is a powerful stand-alone companion.
Fractured Not Broken
Author: Michelle Weidenbenner, Kelly Schaefer
Publisher: R. Publishing, LLC with Kelly Schaefer, LLC
AWARD-WINNING and BESTSELLING AUTHOR Parts of this memoir appeared on ESPN and in Rosie. Fractured Not Broken is a true story of loss, faith, and a rare love that only happens in nonfiction. In a sweeping and heart-wrenching narrative, Kelly exposes the truth about what happened after a drunk driver rendered her a quadriplegic. She shares how she found her way back—through faith and pain, her community, her family, and the love of a man she’d prayed for. This book has been a true encouragement to me. Thank you Kelly for sharing your story— the loss and the unexpected joy— so that each reader can be uplifted knowing there is a full, rich life available to those who lean in to our Lord Jesus. —Renee Bondi, Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter Life has its tragic moments of defeat, setbacks, and fracturing for everyone. Kelly's story proves, however, that individual momentum, personal progress, and genuine achievement can still be attained. Her courage and optimism are uplifting. Open these pages and experience the joy of ultimate victory. —Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, Author, Jesus in All Four Seasons This is a real life story of heroic virtue—especially of courage, humility, and generosity—a triumph of faith, hope and love. This story involves the very essence of the human spirit, family, and community. To know Kelly and her journey of miracles is to know that with God all things are possible. —Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson Bishop of Evansville