The Child Taker (Soft Target Series)
Unrated crime fiction, author’s other books in series well-rated
A stand alone novel based on high-profile child abductions, which have been followed by millions of concerned parents on the news. 5-year-old twins are abducted from a tent in the Lake District and the hunt for a dangerous pedophile ring begins. Police procedure follows the premise that 60% of abducted children are murdered within the first four hours of being taken. The first hour is called “The golden hour” and the longer a child is missing, the less chance there is of them being recovered unharmed.
The Patriot Paradox (The Reluctant Hero Series, Book One)
4 star technothriller
A plot to kill a nation, hatched by a secret cabal of ex-cold warriors intent on finishing the war that defined their existence. One man, who in a crisis of conscience, passes information about the plot to his brother, a shattered soul living on the edges of society.
4 star sci-fi adventure
Shackled with a restraint bracelet, constant surveillance, and superhuman captors, he must outsmart an overwhelmingly powerful enemy and seek freedom in the one place that is left to him, a new world that only he can reach.
Silenced by the Yams (A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery #3)
5 star cozy mystery
What’s more chaotic than a house with a canary, two hungry cats, and a yappy poodle with elimination issues? Answer: Barbara Marr on a murder investigation. That’s right, when Barb attends her first movie review screening, film director Kurt Baugh dies within twenty minutes of meeting her. If that isn’t bad enough, her friend, ex-Mafioso, Frankie Romano, is arrested for the murder.
Collateral Damage (Hannibal Jones Mysteries)
Austin S. Camacho
5 star mystery
Bea Collins came home from work to find that her boy friend Dean had disappeared. When she asked Hannibal Jones for help, Hannibal feared that his quarry had decided to run off with another woman after taking most of Bea’s money. Little did he suspect that he would find Dean soon after he was accused of a bloody murder.
Wearing the Spider (A Suspense Novel)
4+ star legal thriller
Evie Sullivan has her eye on making partner at her high-profile Manhattan law firm, and she’s more than willing to sacrifice her personal life to reach her goal. But when she’s accused of slipshod work—bogus expense reports, incomplete letters to important clients—she discovers that someone at the firm has stolen her identity and is sending e-mails from her secured PC. Not knowing who to trust, Evie is forced to do her own investigating if she is to uncover the truth behind who’s sabotaging her.
4+ star contemporary fiction/humor
Proper Job is a novel about a boy, a girl, long queues, dangerous driving, CB language, the dark art of magazine inserts, Alaskan malamutes, and a total eclipse of the sun. Beach-time reading will never be the same again.
Shakedown (Jack Davis Thrillers)
3+ star mystery/thriller
After the brutal murder of Marcellus Pearson, a notorious Kansas City drug dealer, the collateral damage includes his cronies; his young son, Jalise; Jalise’s mother (and Pearson’s girlfriend); and an older woman who witnesses the killer fleeing the crime scene. The shooter is Pearson’s mild-mannered neighbor, Latrell Kelly, who harbors more than a few dark secrets behind his soft-spoken ways.