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Joel Goldman

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Joel Goldman is the Edgar and Shamus nominated author of the Lou Mason legal thriller series. His current series features former FBI Special Agent Jack Davis whose investigative work is complicated by a movement disorder that makes him shake when he should shoot. Joel lives with his wife and two dogs in Leawood, KS, a suburb of Kansas City, MO.

* Lou Mason Mystery
* Jack Davis Mystery
* Alex Stone Mystery

With stories about Ebola taking center stage in the news, it’s easy to let your imagination get carried away by fears of a national epidemic. After all, thriller writers have been doing just that for years, penning suspenseful novels about deadly pandemics. These medical thrillers each paints a different portrait of what might happen if a deadly outbreak were to grip the country, offering compe...

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Average rating: 3.79 · 2,061 ratings · 241 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
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Deadlocked (Lou Mason Myste...
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Cold Truth (Lou Mason Myste...
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Stone Cold by Joel Goldman
"Favorite Quote(s): Everybody knows Rossi's dick is a fucking divining rod, Harris said. If Dwayne Reed gives him the wood, that's proof enough for me.

This was an enjoyable, fast-paced novel full of morally questionable characters that I found myse..." Read more of this review »
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"It makes me glad I no longer have to go away on corporate retreats! Mason has a lot to keep him on his toes over a couple of weeks. The ending wasn't what I expected, but it definitely leads me to want to read the next book in the series."
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"Another author I never heard of and discovered buy chance. (Pun intended) I admit I judge books by their cover, sue me I'm a graphic designer so a good cover can lead to me shelling out the coin. (The specific cover they show here stinks compared..." Read more of this review »
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Charlotte M. Liebel Joel...Thank you for your friendship. Best to you in 2013.

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message 11: by Jill

Jill Great to meet you here on Goodreads, Joel, and thank you for your friendship.

message 10: by Joel

Joel Goldman Monique's Musings wrote: "Thanks for the invite Joel:)"

You're welcome Monique, it's great to connect here.
Be well. :)

Monique ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews Thanks for the invite Joel:)

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Paul Coleman Cool.

Stuart Land Hi Joel. Thanks for being the pal of another writer. Looks like I'm going to have a lot of reading to catch up on. I see you have a fan button. What the difference between a friend, fan, and following?

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Aimee Laine Thanks for the friend request! :) Nice to meet you!

William O'Brien Thank U for your friendship!

message 4: by Beth

Beth Hi Joel,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery/thriller author on Goodreads!

Pamela Hey Joel...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

message 2: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Joel!!!

message 1: by Kathy

Kathy Kulig Hi Joel, thanks for connecting with me on Goodreads. Happy Reading.

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