It's supposed to be a relaxing fishing trip to a Puget Sound island. But, when one of Jeff's fishing buddies is killed (apparently for his lure collection), Jeff's drawn into the investigation alongside a female sheriff who's battling cancer. But Jeff's uncanny knack for turning up the unexpected backfires when he gets too close to solving the crime--and his agoraphobic wife Sheila is put in danger.
For John Carver, a simple Celtic wood worker, life is a struggle to feed his family. Then one summer day, as he walks past a near-dead alder tree, lightning strikes. With the shattered tree lying all around him, Carver pulls himself up and decides to make the best of it—he takes the usable pieces to his workshop. From the shards of that dead tree John creates three boxes. Then the unexplained happens—shortly after handling one of them, John’s touch brings hi..
For ten years Kal Hakala has been the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation's top man, the longest surviving agent in its blood-soaked history. The World At Large has no idea that The World Under exists. And its vampires, demons, zombies, and mythic monsters are growing increasingly restless. In all Kal's time with the Bureau, there has been no case he couldn't crack, no monster he couldn't kill. Then a plague of zombies comes to Denver, along with a vicious se..
Stu Carlson serves people drinks. Night after night, in the dry Texas heat, he stands behind the bar and listens to troubles and sorrows and worries and regrets—not too far off from his old position behind a pulpit. Doling out counsel and care, Stu’s a compassionate man. When the scotch he serves Andrew Washburn—Dean of Fine Arts and all-around asshole—turns out to have been poisoned, Stu is shaken. A regular at Stu’s bar, meek and talented Danie..
China Bohannon may be a modern 1890's career woman, but her uncle, Montgomery Howe, and his partner, Gratton Doyle haven't turned her loose on an investigative case of her own just yet. With her name newly added to the roster—though in small print—China is champing at the bit. China's friend Porter Anderson hires the agency saying his uncle has disappeared and a Johnny-come-lately timber baron claimed the family homestead. What's more,..
Shell Scott is hired to help State Senator Paul Hershey gather information against Joe Blake, one of the biggest crooks Los Angeles has ever produced. Joe Blake is the kingpin behind the opposition party to Paul Hershey’s re-election. Blake is backing the candidate against Hershey, a Blake pawn, and using smear and innuendo in an increasingly vicious campaign. Hershey’s only defense against this onslaught is to get the information that will put Blake behind bars. ..
Monday morning, a young mother disappears after a doctor’s appointment. Monday evening, a young socialite leaves a risqué lounge and never makes it home. Detective Jackson lands both cases, but at first he can’t find signs of foul play. When the socialite turns up dead, his investigation uncovers her dirty secrets, which complicates everything. The case runs into even bigger trouble with a suspect who hasn’t left his house in a year. Jackson must push..
What if you woke up one morning and your genes didn’t fit? What if the nation was in love with a new supplement that caused dangerous changes at the molecular level, and no one knew it? This is the explosive time bomb that is thrown in the lap of Sam Doles, a wise cracking reporter in LA with a checkered past. In a final effort to save his job he’s given an assignment to write a story about the new phenomenon, VitaChrome. While investigating the product he uncover..
Amara was once the beautiful Princess of Egypt. Now, 4000 years later, she and her coffin are merely prized exhibits of the Charles Ward Museum. If you were to look at her today, you would see only a brittle bundle of bones and dried skin. But looks can be very deceiving, as Barney, the museum's night watchman, finds out. . . . Barney is the first to make the shocking discovery that the mummy's coffin has been broken open. But he doesn't have a chance to do..
The members of the Murder by the Yard book club are spending a pleasant afternoon hiking in Palo Duro Canyon, when one of the Megan Clark’s dogs slips his leash – and digs up a human skeleton. Megan’s background in anthropology places her in a position to help police unearth the remains – and to find another body: a mummy clothed in Comanche garments. Autopsies reveal that foul play caused both deaths, one less than five years earlier, and the other mo..
They say that even the strongest man secretly wants to feel wanted. He even hopes to have some woman take care of him. Well, my cup was running over. Me? I’m Shell Scott, the human target for every gun in the State of California. And that’s no private eyewash...I was made to feel wanted all right...by the city, county and state police. And there was a woman with a nasty little .32 in her tiny hand, well she was just dying to take care of me, permanently. Every whe..
Detective Harry Denton's next case is a hot one when the magnificent mansion across the street from his apartment is consumed in a suspicious fire. The blaze has all the scorch marks of the East Nashville Arsonist, a phantom firebug. This time he left a dead body behind. The bludgeoned and left-to-burn victim was a well-known psychotherapist...and the man that Harry's ex-wife, Lanie, was about to marry. Thanks to the doctor's will, which leaves a chunk of money to..
The body lay amid the garbage behind a Seattle grocery store - a tall, well-built male - dead. Detective J.P. Beaumont’s twenty years on the force has given him sixth sense about people - especially guilty ones. So when he found out the victim - a high school basketball coach with a very pregnant wife - had been lynched, Beaumont suspected this murder was connected with the extremes of love and hatred. Love for the wrong kind of woman...and the hate of those..
How do you penetrate the world’s most secretive and tightly-knit terrorist organization? How do you manipulate its leaders and major supporters to unwittingly serve your goals? Working in a joint CIA/Mossad sting operation, Dan Gordon chose the path of deception – a triangle of deception.
In this fourth installment in the Dan Gordon intelligence thriller series, Dan is on the hunt for the source of funding to te..