Motion to Kill

Author: Joel Goldman

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786014477

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

View: 3052

Tangled in a web of high-level corruption, sexual misconduct, organized crime, and murder while investigating the death of a powerful lawyer, trial attorney Lou Mason must race against time to discover the shocking truth when a second lawyer is brutally murdered, putting his own life at risk. Original.


Author: Joel Goldman

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786016082

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 4458

From the Edgar Award nominee comes this riveting legal thriller. Trial attorney Lou Mason probes into a 15-year-old murder case that may have led to the execution of an innocent man. Lou soon uncovers a shocking explosion of deceit, corruption, and deadly violence.

Final Judgment

A Lou Mason Thriller

Author: Joel Goldman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989859905

Category: Kansas City (Kan.)

Page: 432

View: 6563

A man's body is found decapitated, wrapped in plastic, and stuffed in the trunk of a Fleetwood Cadillac parked outside a federal courthouse. The car's owner is a sweet-natured con man who's on trial for mail fraud--but innocent of murder. Kansas City defence attorney Lou Mason has no idea how a corpse ended up in his client's car. But when the victim is identified as a criminal defendant in a sexually charged lawsuit, Mason is forced to team up with a woman from his past--a brilliant FBI agent who may be playing head games of her own.

The Last Witness

A Novel

Author: Joel Goldman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781463773489

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 3562

Lou Mason is back and this time it's personal when his surrogate father, Homicide Detective Harry Ryman, arrests his best friend, Wilson "Blues" Bluestone, Jr., for murder. Mason unearths secrets someone will do anything to keep as he closes in on a desperate killer, setting himself up as the next target.--Cover [4].

Shake Down

Author: Joel Goldman

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786016105

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 4705

A mass murder at a Kansas City residence brings together three very different people--Special Agent Jack Davis, whose personal life is affecting his job; Kate Scranton, a corrupt psychologist; and Latrell Kelly, who is hiding something about the crime.

Cold Truth

Author: Joel Goldman

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786014491

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

View: 885

When a disturbed young woman claims responsibility for the murder of a syndicated radio psychiatrist, defense attorney Lou Mason discovers that she is protecting twisted killer, and delves into a dark world of greed, corruption, and drugs where the enemy lurks, waiting to make Lou his next victim. Original.

Stone Cold

An Alex Stone Thriller

Author: Joel Goldman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781481164184

Category: Alex Stone (Fictitious character)

Page: 292

View: 2382

If you like John Grisham's courtroom suspense and James Patterson's crime novels, you'll love Joel Goldman's new legal thriller Stone Cold! "In Stone Cold, Joel Goldman delivers an edge-of-your-seat legal thriller. This is suspense at its very best." Libby Fischer Hellmann, Author of A Bitter Veil" After Public Defender Alex Stone wins an acquittal for a client accused of murder, her client threatens Alex's lover and becomes the prime suspect in a murderous rampage. Find out how far Alex Stone goes to protect her lover, save the innocent and speak for the dead in Stone Cold, the first book in Joel Goldman's Alex Stone Thriller series. "A powerful blend of tension and courtroom tradecraft, Stone Cold delivers the threat and suspense of Cape Fear with the forensic legal precision of Law & Order." - Stephen Gallagher, Author of The Bedlam Detective "Joel Goldman is the real deal!" - John Lescroart, NYT Bestelling author

Foreign and Domestic

Author: A.J. Tata

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786035412

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 3203

“ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC…PULSE-POUNDING.” --Brad Thor #1 New York Times bestselling author One year ago, Captain Jake Mahegan led a Delta Force team into Afghanistan to capture an American traitor working for the Taliban. The mission ended in tragedy. The team was infiltrated and decimated by a bomb. An enemy prisoner was killed. Mahegan was dismissed from service—dishonored forever. Now, haunted by the incident, Mahegan is determined to clear his name. The military wants him to stand down. But when the American Taliban returns to domestic soil—headed by the traitor who ruined his life—Mahegan is the only man who knows how to stop him. Outside the law. Under the radar. Out for vengeance… “I thoroughly enjoyed it…well done! Thank you…for Foreign and Domestic.” --President George Bush “Thrilling read!”--Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Brigadier General Tata donates a portion of his earnings to the USO Metro DC, the North Carolina Heroes Fund, and the Michael Murphy Foundation.

Trust Fund

Author: Stephen Frey

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN: 0345428307

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4548

With his charismatic older brother, Paul, campaigning for the White House, Bo Hancock, a financial genius and the youngest member of Connecticut's most influential family, finds himself forced to choose between personal honor and family loyalty, as he confronts a dark secret from the past during which he covered up a monstrous crime involving his brother Paul. Reprint.

The Dead Man

Author: Joel Goldman

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786020409

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 1922

"USA Today"-bestselling author Goldman returns with his second gripping crimenovel featuring former FBI agent Jack Davis. Original.

Ruins of War

Author: John A. Connell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425278956

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2570

Winter 1945. Seven months after the Nazi defeat, Munich is in ruins. Investigator Mason Collins must enforce the law in a place where order has been obliterated. And his job just became much more dangerous. A killer is stalking the devastated city - one who has knowledge of human anatomy, enacts mysterious rituals with his prey and seems to pick victims at random. Relying on his wits and instincts, Mason must venture places where his own life is put at risk. What Mason doesn't know is that the killer he's chasing is stalking him, too.

Tilt a Whirl

Author: Chris Grabenstein

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers

ISBN: 9780786715848

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 9495

Having recently joined the Sea Haven police department after his tour of duty in Iraq, former MP John Ceepak investigates the murder of a billionaire real estate tycoon at a seedy amusement park, a case that is complicated by an undedicated young partner.

A Cold and Broken Hallelujah

Author: Tyler Dilts

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477824498

Category: Fiction

Page: 283

View: 3811

On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. A defenseless homeless man has been burned to death by three teenagers with gang ties. The suspects are already in custody, and the evidence is overwhelming—but when one suspect's brother is targeted for murder, Danny starts to think there may be more to this seemingly clear-cut case. Obsessed with discovering the true identity of the victim, a gentle vagrant who may have been hiding a tortured past, Danny and his team start to uncover a high-reaching conspiracy that puts them all at risk—and threatens to open new wounds that could cut even deeper than Danny's old ones.

Laguna Heat

Author: T. Jefferson Parker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312357078

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6506

Killing a Cold One

A Woods Cop Mystery

Author: Joseph Heywood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762797665

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2035

Every fall in northern Michigan brings a spate of dogman sightings. A radio DJ’s invention, the dogman was created as an attention-getting joke. But millions of Michiganders believe in angels and vampires, werewolves, Bigfoot . . . and the dogman. Late summer, the horribly mutilated bodies of two Native American girls are found in a tent in a remote campground in the Huron Mountains. Grady Service, who wants nothing more than to return to patrolling his beloved Mosquito Wilderness, is called into the case. Strange animal tracks are found, mayhem ensues, a bloody trail of victims begins to accumulate, and the governor, in a political panic, and on her way out of office, orders Grady to hunt down and eliminate the killer--on her office’s dime. Grady Service does not believe in Easter bunnies, Santa Claus, or dogmen, and the "monster" hunt that unfolds in Killing a Cold One builds to a violent finish in some of the Upper Peninsula’s harshest and deadliest terrain. Joseph Heywood's legendary woods cop is called upon to use all of his investigative skills to sort fantasy from reality in order to do what the governor wants.

She Rides Shotgun

A Novel

Author: Jordan Harper

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780062394415

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2467

*WINNER OF A 2018 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT NOVEL* *WINNER OF AN ALEX AWARD FROM THE ALA* NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Booklist A propulsive, gritty novel about a girl marked for death who must fight and steal to stay alive, learning from the most frightening man she knows—her father. Eleven-year-old Polly McClusky is shy, too old for the teddy bear she carries with her everywhere, when she is unexpectedly reunited with her father, Nate, fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car. He takes her from the front of her school into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life. Nate made dangerous enemies in prison—a gang called Aryan Steel has put out a bounty on his head, counting on its members on the outside to finish him off. They’ve already murdered his ex-wife, Polly’s mother. And Polly is their next target. Nate and Polly’s lives soon become a series of narrow misses, of evading the bad guys and the police, of sleepless nights in motels. Out on the lam, Polly is forced to grow up early: with barely any time to mourn her mother, she must learn how to take a punch and pull off a drug-house heist. She finds herself transforming from a shy little girl into a true fighter. Nate, in turn, learns what it’s like to love fiercely and unconditionally—a love he’s never quite felt before. But can their powerful bond transcend the dangerous existence he’s carved out for them? Will they ever be able to live an honest life, free of fear? She Rides Shotgun is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, villains, and victims. Nate takes Polly to save her life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him.

Trace Evidence

Author: Elizabeth Becka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752879413

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 327

View: 2686

Evelyn James, forensic pathologist for the Cleveland Medical Examiner, is called out to the river's edge to take a look at the body of a girl, recently pulled from the water. A Caucasian, the dark marbling of decomposition had spread through her limbs like poison. After years in the job, Evelyn is used to such things - to the sight of victims washed up by poverty or grief - but this is quite different, and much nastier. Her feet had been encased in concrete, her body wrapped in chains. Every ounce of Evelyn's experience suggests this girl was alive when she went in - alive and terrified, clawing at the dark water. And she isn't alone ... other young women have recently met a similar fate. Cleveland's mayor, Daryl Pierson, doesn't like the bad press, nor does he like coming into contact with Evelyn again. They were lovers once, a long time ago, and much has been left unsaid between them. Evelyn's hunt for the killer takes her into the highest and lowest levels of society and brings her face to face with a ghost from her past. But when the daughter of a prominent family disappears, she finds herself in a desperate bid to put the pieces of the puzzle together, before she is called, once again, to the water's edge.

The Shill

Author: John Shepphird

Publisher: Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 127

View: 7013

Struggling actress Jane Innes is seduced by a handsome new arrival in her acting class. He makes a proposition. He admits he’s a con man and needs Jane to pose as a rich, carefree heiress to fulfill her part in his intricate scam. Would you agree? Or run the other way? All goes as planned until Jane’s true identity threatens to surface and their scheme begins to crack at the seams. It all leads to a tangled maze of deception, depravity and murder.

Head On

NYPD Takes on Isis

Author: John Monaghan

Publisher: History Publishing Company LLC

ISBN: 9781940773322


Page: 292

View: 7949

"Replete with fast-paced action and nonstop confrontations, Head On represents the kind of thriller that makes readers stop and think about choices, consequences, and the intersection between political purpose, special interests, and the greater good." --D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review Arab terrorists in Brooklyn connect with the Russian mafia in Brighton Beach and the NYPD's Captain Jimmy Gallagher wants to know why. He catches a glimpse of -he's not sure what. But before he can piece it together, the FBI steps in and calls him off. Vladimir Shorotov, Russian Godfather and ex KGB head has a professional relationship with the feds. But Gallagher won't leave it alone. He goes rogue and winds up suspended. In the end, Jimmy alone realizes the insidious nature of the connection. Shorotov has fronted the services of a thousand Caucasian Muslims from Chechnya to the Islamic terror cell in Brooklyn Head On, is the ultimate confrontation between terror and law and order. It is realized when thousands of well-wishers crowd onto Manhattan's Pier 92 to see the historic passing of the torch from the QE2 to the QM2. A terrorist's rocket is fired from New Jersey and over 2,000 passengers and crew break the all-time evacuation record. What follows is how the NYPD closed ranks and faced off with the terrorists who came to wreak havoc in New York City.


Author: Derek Nikitas

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429994712

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7616

Punky Lucia Moberg turns sixteen in a week. She steals CDs from stores, argues with Mom, pines for the rebel boy next door. But adolescence ends fast in a mall parking lot when Luc's professor father is shot dead in an apparent botched stickup. The killer flees, and so ignites an inferno that will engulf all the women it touches: a mother whose domestic life is shrouded in darkness, a pregnant outlaw desperate for a secure life, a dogged family cop atoning for her own family's collapse, and Lucia herself, caught in the peril and violence that surrounds her.