Hattie Clark is an aging advocate of peace in an Idaho town torn by World War I. Crippled by a stroke, she hires Kirsta Strom, a German refugee, to help in her bookstore. But Kirsta has her own problems. A shyster lawyer and powerful man, Carl Foreman has some hold over her, and has her watched constantly. And she must deal with new neighbors, who hate her for her German birth and treat her cruelly. Hattie feels compelled to protect the woman and her young daughter Patrina ag..
When road construction by West Virginia's highway department uncovers human remains near the small town of Barkley, everyone involved stops dead in their tracks. Everyone, including Owen Allison, whose mother calls him home right away on a trumped-up excuse, seems to have a theory on the skeleton's identity. But when another dead body is discovered–this one a lot fresher–the simple forensic investigation turns into something much deeper.
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What would domestic terrorists do with a couple of nuclear bombs? Andy Kelsey is a reporter who may have just stumbled on the story of a lifetime. He’s infiltrated a white separatist group in the Ozarks, an underground organization ready to fight and die—and kill—for their extreme beliefs. The deeper Kelsey gets in the group, the more he’s trusted, and the bigger his story becomes. Until he realizes the shocking extent of their scheme. The separatists ..
Holding Power is a gripping story that pits America's enemies, both foreign and domestic, against Madison Tarlton barely three months into her presidential term. Not only does she inherit a chaotic, dysfunctional government in the wake of the president-elect’s assassination, but vile terrorists are determined to destroy her family. She must find out who in her administration is trying to undermine American freedomꟷand stop them before the republic is shattered. The ..
It’s a New Mexico Christmas. The lights are strung, the luminarias are set along the sidewalks. Treats are abundant and Charlie Parker is getting ready for her mother-in-law’s holiday visit. But there is trouble in the neighborhood and when death shows up—right next door—Charlie’s bright, festive plans suddenly take a turn for the dark.
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Former soldier, Frankie McGill has returned home from Afghanistan minus half of her left foot and with a plate in her head. After some months in medical care, she’s ready to take on the new battle of finding and holding a job. But not just any job. Frankie is a combat-trained paramedic. When all she can find is a position in the small, mostly volunteer fire department of her old hometown, Frankie is immediately plunged into much more than dealing with her own trauma and..
Charlie and her husband begin the winter with hopes for a honeymoon in a secluded New Mexico mountain cabin. But their plans are disrupted when police locate an old pawn ticket identifying the gun used in a five year old murder. They trace the ticket back to ski instructor Elroy Romero, who work's for Charlie's husband, Drake. Elroy swears he didn't commit the crime, even though the gun has been in his possession all along. And when it turns out the murder victim ..
After only six years in prison, Andrew Carlisle has been released. A brilliant psychopath convicted of the brutal torture-murder of a Papago Indian girl, he is free once more to prowl the Arizona desert to feed his insatiable hunger for blood and fear.. and revenge.
A teacher on the Tohono O'othham reservation, Diana Ladd's testimony helped convict Andrew Carlisle. And now the terrified young widow can't ignore the dire peril foretold in dark, mystic..
After avenging himself on the mythical monster that killed his sister, Kal Hakela is back at the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation. But, with only a few months left on his contract, he’s tempted to retire along with his new love, former MI-7 agent Jeanie. When a friend and former BSI agent in San Francisco kills himself, he leaves Kal a clue, one he cannot ignore. The city is full of bad memories for Kal. In his last mission there, he killed a deranged serial rapist ..
The dentist was sitting bolt upright, mouth opened wide. Stone-cold dead. There was no lack of suspects - the brutalized wife, the pretty sexually abused dental assistant, an ex-con who was a very intimate friend of the widow. Homicide detective J.P. Beaumont knew he was closing in on his prey. But when a new piece of evidence surfaced, detective Beaumont discovered the true meaning of evil - and decided that justice would best be served if the killer went free.
Five people, two plans, but only one bank. Fate drops an ex-con into a dusty western burg where he meets a conniving bank teller plotting to relieve her business of assets. Whoa, not so fast! A brace of discarded, but dangerous, renegade agents have also blown into Fallout. Problem is, the quirky drifters are on point for a different prize. In Full Cry takes place in a world where odd characters always work an angle and the dishonest usually carry a badge. So buckle up and ri..
Homicide detective J.P. Beaumont met the blonde on the beach. She was screaming. A dead man lay at her feet. It didn't take Beaumont long to find out the man was murdered. Both the lady and the corpse were members of the State Parole Board. The killer could be seeking personal justice for one of the Parole Board's fatal mistakes. The case was turning into a deadly mixture of politics and passion, a nightmare - one where an experienced cop might not be able to stop a k..
How do you live without someone who’s been part of your life for twenty years? Jack Holm begins to find out when his wife doesn’t return to their suburban Seattle home after shopping one day. Her absence is not unusual given her flight attendant’s job, and it’s a respite from recent marital discord, so Jack feels relief not worry. But when a day goes by with no word, then another, Jack, his teenage daughter and ten-year-old son do worry. After three da..
Charlie has reluctantly returned to her childhood home of Boulder, Colorado to be with her mother who just had major surgery. Boulder evokes decidedly mixed feelings in Charlie. She left after her daughter Libby was conceived 16 years ago, and hasn't returned until now. There's plenty to keep her emotions occupied, though, since her mother seems to be suspected of doing away with one of her neighbors. Charlie has lots to ponder, including: What happened to her mother&..