Blood, Salt, Water: An Alex Morrow Novel

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Detective Alex Morrow discovers that the darkest secrets never stay buried as she investigates the criminal underbelly of a seemingly tranquil seaside town. For reasons she can’t quite explain, Alex Morrow is addicted to watching surveillance footage of Roxanna Fuentecilla — a gorgeous Spanish mother of two, in a tempestuous relationship with her boyfriend, who recently relocated to Glasgow under mysterious circumstances. She is also Morrow’s prime suspect in an investigation that resembles a soap opera, filled with glamorous jetsetters and enough money to interest the highest levels of law enforcement. Until Roxanna vanishes. Morrow traces Roxanna’s steps to Helensburgh, a sleepy, picturesque seaside community. But behind the idyllic Victorian homes and quaint storefronts, darkness lurks. Home to a man…

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Cascading Lies

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Nick Davis is a survivor. First, there’s his family history that’s practically cursed, all thanks to a mysterious man named Roth Braun and the death of Nick’s uncle. Then, there’s his personal life, as Nick was recently pulled into an international ring of dark secrets that almost took his life. He sees disappearance as his only option at a clean slate. Nick changes his name and location in an attempt to escape the bad luck that’s been following his family for decades. However, his attempt proves futile, as even in his new locale, everyone is out to get him. He makes the acquaintance of Jane-a troubled woman he can’t resist helping-and their relationship soon turns romantic, despite secrets they both…

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Tears of Dark Water

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Daniel and Vanessa Parker are an American success story. He is a Washington, DC, power broker, and she is a physician with a thriving practice. But behind the gilded façade, their marriage is a shambles, and their teenage son, Quentin, is self-destructing. In desperation, Daniel dusts off a long-delayed dream – a sailing trip around the world. Little does he know, the voyage he hopes will save them may destroy them instead. Half a world away on the lawless coast of Somalia, Ismail Adan Ibrahim is living a life of crime in violation of everything he was raised to believe – except for the love and loyalty driving him to hijack ships for ransom and plot the rescue of his…

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McDowell

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An admired and lauded surgeon climbs to the top of his profession, but his callous and questionably moral determination angers colleagues and friends who vow to destroy him. He becomes a member of the president’s cabinet when a personal family tragedy presents him with a dilemma that leads to a felonious crime. When his world of wealth and privilege collapses, only time can reveal if he rebuilds his life. Meet the Author WILLIAM H. COLES is the award-winning author of short stories, essays on writing, interviews, and novels in contests such as the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, among others. He is the creator of storyinliteraryfiction.com, a site dedicated to educational material,…

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Gold in the Coffins

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A taut tale of greed, murder, and revenge as combat-weary Marines take on the crooks of Wall Street. GOLD IN THE COFFINS follows the story of a tight band of retired Marines who bonded during a bloody tour of duty in Vietnam, only to find themselves facing a darker enemy back home, the demons of Wall Street. Donnie DeAngelo survived Vietnam and the rough streets of his childhood by never giving up the fight, whether his enemy was the Viet Cong or the mob. Defying all odds, he launched a successful coffee and food business, and decided to take his company public, but a Wall Street power broker has other plans for his business: force him and his comrades into…

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series

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Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium,turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around…

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Not Black And White : From The Very Windy City to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

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Chicago-style politics is front and center. When a sitting president has his roots in this sullied political heritage, it makes for news and leads to speculation. NOT BLACK AND WHITE is a fictional account of many of the events that led to the meteoric rise of a local charismatic street politician to become America’s first African-American President, and the downfall and imprisonment of two consecutive governors of the State of Illinois, along with several of their most trusted advisors and cohorts. This story puts the reader inside the campaign offices and smoke-filled back rooms where political deals are made. It depicts the rise and fall of a Syrian immigrant who made millions by pretending he had billions, while charming his…

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The Killing Kind

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After a critically acclaimed trilogy and short stories in great publications like The Best American Mystery Stories 2011, Holm is ready to break out as the next major voice in commercial thrillers. In THE KILLING KIND (Mulholland Books, September 15, 2015), Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he’s not such a bad guy. Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the US military and now presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan that went awry, he left behind his old life and set out on a path of redemption…or perhaps one of willful self-destruction. Now Hendricks makes his living as a hit man entrepreneur of sorts: he only hits other hit men. Not a bad way…

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Technically Dead

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Archibald Teal and his virtual assistant Erasmus help detective Nikki Sharp solve a puzzling murder where all the suspects seem to have alibis. The case takes place in the near future, with Erasmus having special investigative abilities, in part due to a secret connection to NSA resources as a result of Archie having worked there. The victim is a prominent businessman in an innovative business. As they try to discover who killed him, Archie and Nikki develop a deeper relationship. The possible romance is complicated by Archie’s personality because he doesn’t care about social encounters. Meet the Author WILLIAM MEISEL l is a technology analyst covering the use of advanced language technologies for commercial applications. He publishes a paid-subscription newsletter…

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Death of a Century: A Novel of the Lost Generation

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Greenwich, Connecticut, 1922. Newspaper man Joe Henry finds himself the primary suspect when his friend, fellow reporter Wynton Gresham, is murdered. Both were veterans of French battles during WWI—the war that was supposed to end all wars. Unanswered questions pile up in the wake of a violent night: Gresham lies dead in his home, a manuscript he had just completed has gone missing, three Frenchmen lay dead in a car accident less than a mile from Gresham’s home, and a trunk full of Gresham’s clothes lay neatly packed in his bedroom. Hours after his friend’s death, Henry discovers in Gresham’s desk drawer a one-way ticket reserved in his friend’s name aboard a steamer ship to France. The ticket is dated…

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The Meursault Investigation

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He was the brother of “the Arab” killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling’s memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name—Musa—and describes the events that led to Musa’s casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach. In a bar in Oran, night after night, he ruminates on his solitude, on his broken heart, on his anger with men desperate for a god, and on his disarray when faced with a country that has so disappointed him. A stranger among his own people, he wants to be granted, finally, the right to…

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The Secrets We Left Behind: A Novel

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What happens when devastating truths that have been long kept hidden emerge? Susan Elliot Wright’s acclaimed UK debut, The Things We Never Said, delighted readers abroad. In her stunning follow-up, Wright once again proves nothing stays buried forever. Fans of Maggie O’Farrell will be swept up in The Secrets We Left Behind named one of the best summer fiction reads for women by the Daily Express. Eve has built a good life: happily married with a meaningful job and a beloved daughter and new grandchild. But when a ghost from the past appears, everything she holds dear is threatened. In this compelling, suspenseful narrative, Wright deftly peels away a husk of lies to reveal the dark secret at Eve’s core—a…

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The Fisherman

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Fans of Joseph Heywood and Karen Robards will love Vaughn C. Hardacker’s thrilling sequel to Sniper. Once again we join Lt. Anne Bouchard and former Boston Police Department detective Mike Houston as they are swept up in the hunt for a missing hooker and her kidnapper in The Fisherman: A Thriller. Looking to escape the criminal world of big cities following the capture of the crazed Boston sniper, homicide detectives Mike Houston and Anne Bouchard relocate to the isolated mountains of Maine where they quickly adjust to a quiet life of chopping firewood, relaxing by the steady crackle of the fireplace, and simply enjoying the solitude of the mountains. But their quiet life is abruptly interrupted when Bouchard meets an…

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Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

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There’s nothing like a tail well told. Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with an all-new mystery featuring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and ever-faithful Tee Tucker the corgi. TAIL GAIT   Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia—a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter. Harry and her husband, Fair, are enjoying a cozy dinner with some of the town’s leading citizens, including beloved University of Virginia history professor Greg “Ginger” McConnell and several members of UVA’s celebrated 1959 football team. But beneath the cloak of conviviality lurks a sinister specter from the distant past that threatens to put all their lives in…

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Stranglehold

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An out-of-control secret crime organization, vigilante justice, and intense torture are just a sample of the action-packed elements readers can expect to discover in Katherine Jeffries’s second novel, Stranglehold [North Star Writers, May 2015]. Full of unexpected twists and exploring difficult themes like capital punishment and abuse, Stranglehold brings to life Gemma Pearl—witness to a corrupt criminal enterprise uprising as the daughter of the organization’s murdered founder. After years of duress at the hands of those close to her, Gemma’s escape from her crooked life leaves her harbored by the feared and respected Grant Steele; together they come to terms with past unforgiving acts. “[Stranglehold] explores the themes of who deserves to be executed and the possible whys,” explains Jeffries.…

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Innocent Damage (A Mark Mallen Novel)

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The three-year-old daughter of Mark Mallen’s old friend has been kidnapped. And when a child goes missing from San Francisco’s notorious Tenderloin District, there’s not much of a chance that she’s going to be found. But that won’t stop Mallen. When his first lead takes him to a murder scene with a stash of child porn, Mallen knows he’s on the right track. Now the only people who can shake him off the trail are two SFPD detectives who seem to be more involved in the case than their job requires. Knowing all too well that skid row has its own set of rules, Mallen must act alone to serve justice to those who would put innocent children at risk.  …

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