Vincent Marelli is the overlord of the underworld of organized crime. Known as "The Wolf", he rules a massive syndicate which unites criminal elementsVincent Marelli is the overlord of the underworld of organized crime. Known as "The Wolf", he rules a massive syndicate which unites criminal elements from around the globe. Careful, controlled and confident, Marelli is at the top of his game. Also successful with legitimate business endeavors in construction and real estate, his wealth is secure. With a family he adores--a loving wife, two young daughters, and a twelve-year old son--he has much to protect and preserve. A concession to his wife, for a "normal" family vacation leads to a lessening of his usual cautionary vigilance. This decision will have horrific consequences, as his wife and daughters are murdered in-flight when terrorists attempt to highjack the plane taking them on ahead to their happily-planned vacation. Father and son were to join them later, but now they are forever parted from those they loved. Thus begins the revenge-fueled thriller ride of "The Wolf" from author Lorenzo Carcaterra. Marelli had already targeted terrorist organizations which interfered with the business operations of his syndicate, but now the mission of total elimination is personal--very personal. Marelli involves his fellow crime kingpins in his cause, but who among them has his back, and who is ready to plunge the knife in that same back? Complex, compelling, and character-filled, "The Wolf" is an action-packed tale of bad people who do bad things to each other and often snare the innocent in their deadly web.
Bringing forward characters and story line from his debut work, "The Terror of Living", author Urban Waite creates a suspenseful sequel in "SometimesBringing forward characters and story line from his debut work, "The Terror of Living", author Urban Waite creates a suspenseful sequel in "Sometimes the Wolf". Silver Lake, a small mountain town in the Pacific Northwest, has been the home of generations of the Drake family, a family that knows both sides of the law all too well. Bobby Drake, sometimes just called "Drake" is a deputy sheriff. His father Patrick, once the sheriff of Silver Lake, was convicted of drug smuggling while still in office. Having served twelve years in prison, Patrick is released on probation under the watchful eye of his own son. Drake and his wife Sheri have agreed to let live with them, and he moves back into his own former home, now remodeled and redecorated in an effort to blot out the past. Has Patrick truly reformed? He says he has changed, and he means no harm--but can he be trusted? How the future of life with Patrick will unfold is just one of the heavy questions weighing on Drake's mind as he also ponders whether his marriage will survive. Sheri has recently had a miscarriage, a loss she took very hard, and their marriage has not been the same. All of the shame Drake has tried to overcome due to his father's actions is once again at the forefront, as Patrick is once again under the same roof. Many people are curious about Patrick's whereabouts and movements. Issues from the past, like a missing fortune in drug money, make Patrick a person of extreme interest. Along with Patrick's return, poachers are canvassing the area, and for the first time in decades, a wolf is stalking the area. Caught in the middle of it all, Drake must question his own identity and what he most desires for his own future--if he survives. Recommendation: First read "The Terror of Living", and then follow it up with "Sometimes the Wolf".
"The Hill" is an exciting and entertaining finale to author Carol Ericson's "Brody Law" series. Set in San Francisco, this suspenseful four-book saga"The Hill" is an exciting and entertaining finale to author Carol Ericson's "Brody Law" series. Set in San Francisco, this suspenseful four-book saga follows the adventures of the Brody brothers as they deal with current-day issues and also work to resolve the decades old mystery of "The Phone Book Killer". Their once-respected lawman father, Joseph Brody, had been implicated as the killer, and he apparently took his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. His body was never found, and his sons were left to deal with the devastating emotional aftermath. The author did a great job with this series by creating four distinctive personalities for the brothers, and then finding their match-mates in four equally unique female characters. In "The Hill", youngest brother Judd Brody works as a private investigator and provides protective services for a very elite and wealthy clientele. Beautiful blonde heiress and media magnet London Breck turns out to be far more than a pretty face and paparazzi princess. She's both dazzling and down-to-earth, and she's more than a match for Judd in more ways than he cares to admit. When she hires him to investigate suspicious activity involving the company she inherited from her father--including threats to her personal safety--they discover that their families have a mutual history which may help them to solve the mystery of "The Phone Book Killer". The problem is, they'll have to stay alive long enough to prove it, and then maybe they'll have a chance to found out if the sparks between them will soon burn out or lead to a lasting passion of a lifetime. "The Hill" brings the "Brody Law" romantic suspense series to a satisfying solution and offers readers a terrific twist of events at the exciting conclusion of the book.
The "Brody Law" series from Carol Ericson continues to sizzle with Book Three, "The Wharf". Once again combing suspense and sensuality with scintillatThe "Brody Law" series from Carol Ericson continues to sizzle with Book Three, "The Wharf". Once again combing suspense and sensuality with scintillating results, the author continues the hunt for "The Phone Book Killer" and the truth surrounding respected San Francisco police officer Joseph Brody's supposed guilt and suicide. Brody's four sons were devastated by the implication of their father being a serial killer, and his suicide via a leap from the Golden Gate Bridge was a stunning loss. Small-town police chief Ryan Brody, along with his three brothers, has never believed his father's guilt, nor has he ever accepted that his father took his own life. Determined to find the truth to bring justice to his father's name and peace of mind for his family, Ryan agrees to work with crime journalist Kacie Manning to unearth the secrets of the killings and bring the facts to light. What Ryan doesn't know is that Kacie has secrets of her own--her birth mother was the killer's first victim. Kacie was later adopted by a family who moved to Seattle, Washington. Back in San Francisco, Kacie is certain that Joseph Brody was the murderer, and she intends to use any means necessary--including manipulating Ryan Brody--to find the answers she seeks. What Kacie never anticipated was the electric chemistry that would ignite between Ryan and herself, and she is caught between duty and desire. Ryan fell for Kacie the first time he saw her--when he rescued her from a near-miss attempt on her life. When he discovers Kacie's hidden agenda, will he forgive her deceit? If the real killer is found and all is revealed, will Kacie be able to live with the consequences? Will there be a chance for a happy future for Ryan and Kacie? A recommended series for lovers of thrilling romantic suspense.
Author Carla Neggers continues her "Swift River Valley" series with Book Three, "Cider Brook", an adventurous tale sure to please lovers of romantic sAuthor Carla Neggers continues her "Swift River Valley" series with Book Three, "Cider Brook", an adventurous tale sure to please lovers of romantic suspense. Treasure hunter Samantha Bennett makes an unexpected discovery while sorting through her late grandfather's vast, rambling collection of belongings--a painting of a New England cider mill and the rough draft of a manuscript. Intrigued, and unable to resist the mystery, Samantha finds herself returning to the site of the mill, Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, a town which for her, held unpleasant, unfriendly memories. Firefighter Justin Sloan, the owner of the mill, rescues a snooping Samantha when an electrical storm threatens the mill with fire. Justin will turn out to be part of the devastating experience Samantha encountered on her first visit to Knights Bridge, and reluctant, sparky attraction grows between them. Familiar family and friends from the first two books in the series add enjoyment to this story line featuring pirates and fair ladies, a centuries-old mystery and the promise of golden treasure. Involving and entertaining romantic suspense from talented author Carla Neggers.
Author Kendra Elliot continues to shine as a romantic suspense storyteller. Her latest work, "Vanished", brings forward a character from previous bookAuthor Kendra Elliot continues to shine as a romantic suspense storyteller. Her latest work, "Vanished", brings forward a character from previous books, Mason Callahan, and marks the beginning of her new "Callahan & McClane" series. The murder of his criminal informant is just the beginning of the nightmare for lawman Mason Callahan. A Major Crimes detective with the Oregon state police, Callahan is a combination of smarts, common sense, and good old-fashioned police work. Just as he learns of the brutal death of Josie, the prostitute turned informant, Mason is startled to receive a frantic phone call from his ex-wife, Robin, the mother of his teen son, Jake. Robin's eleven-year old stepdaughter, Henley, vanished on her way to school. When Mason arrives at the home Robin shares with her second husband, Lucas, and their combined family, the local and the FBI are already on the case. Special Agent Ava McClane has been brought in from the Portland Crimes Against Children Unit. Intense, intuitive, and involved, Ava knows there is no time to waste in finding Henley and bringing her home. Working together, using the family home as a base of operations, Mason and Ava find professional admiration beginning to mix with mutual attraction. Just as sparks begin to fly between them, the heat is on in both of their personal lives as Mason fights suspicion that he may be Josie's killer, and Ava must cope with her own sister's messed-up life and substance abuse issues. All the while, the clock keeps ticking, with time running out for the safe return of young Henley. Callahan and McLane have each other, along with their considerable skills, and the resources of the FBI and local law enforcement to help them in their desperate attempt to save a young girl's life and make all right once again with their world--will it be enough? Talented author Kendra Elliot expertly blends thrilling romantic suspense with fascinating forensics and leaves readers looking forward to the further adventures of Callahan & McClane.
"The Kill Switch" begins a thrilling new suspenseful intrigue series from two masters of the genre, authors James Rollins and Grant Blackwood. The "Tu"The Kill Switch" begins a thrilling new suspenseful intrigue series from two masters of the genre, authors James Rollins and Grant Blackwood. The "Tucker Wayne Series" gets off to a rip-roaring start when Captain Tucker Wayne and his devoted canine partner, Kane, are pressed into service while in Russia to retrieve a pharmaceutical tycoon who holds the key to a devastating bioweapon. Recruited by Sigma Force to extract the target, Tucker's inner warning bells prove all too true when the mission becomes far more complex than anticipated, taking Tucker and Kane across the globe in a race to save mankind from deadly biological warfare. An ancient danger has been resurrected from the past to destroy the future. The abilities of man and dog, and the unshakeable bond they share, will be put to the ultimate test--one where failure is not an option. Previously introduced to readers in "Bloodline" and "Tracker", Tucker Wayne and Kane now star in their own exciting adventure series.
Jericho, Mississippi is recovering from a devastating tornado and dealing with the aftermath of a violent, far-reaching crime spree in "Forsaken", theJericho, Mississippi is recovering from a devastating tornado and dealing with the aftermath of a violent, far-reaching crime spree in "Forsaken", the fourth installment in author Ace Atkins "Quinn Colson Series". Sheriff of Tibbehah County, Quinn Colson is in badge-deep, helping his hometown clean up the ravages of the storm and dealing with allegations of his own culpability, along with his deputy Lillie Virgil, in the criminal conspiracy which left few unaffected. Adding to the tension of the situation is the looming shadow of a decades old crime, one which was never truly solved and which led to the brutal death of an innocent man. As Quinn tries to put all the pieces together from so long ago, he must fight to keep his name clear and the future of his position as sheriff from being cut short. With each new entry in this series, we learn more about Quinn's background and become more involved with his personal life. This time, the story is interspersed with flashbacks of his father, Jason, who was once a famous Hollywood stuntman, and who had long left his wife and children behind. As Quinn's investigation takes more twists and turns, it starts to hit closer to home, and answers he thought he wanted may be more than he expected. A first-rate read from author Ace Atkins, "Forsaken" definitely leaves readers wanting more of Quinn Colson and company and their adventures in Tibbehah County.
The beginning of young woman's new married life is the beginning of a nightmarish experience in "Firewall", from author DiAnn Mills. For so long, softThe beginning of young woman's new married life is the beginning of a nightmarish experience in "Firewall", from author DiAnn Mills. For so long, software developer Taryn Young's world had revolved around her work. With a genius IQ, a high-security clearance, and a knack for creating software highly valued by the government, Taryn was a certified workaholic--until she met Shep. Francis "Shep" Shepherd, a diamond importer, came into Taryn's life and swept her off her feet. Over the course of three months, his tender concern and sensual attention broke through her workbound barriers and won her heart. The morning after their wedding, they are waiting at the airplane terminal, ready to board the flight to their honeymoon destination when a massive explosion rocks the facility. Taryn had left Shep just long enough to make use of the restroom, and they were separated when disaster struck. Later, in the hospital, Taryn is questioned by two FBI Special Agents, Grayson Hall, and his older, more cynical partner, Vince Bradshaw. Taryn's husband, Shep, is missing, and security tapes show him leaving the airport just before the explosion and being driven away in the same limo they arrived in. The FBI informs Taryn that "Francis Shepherd" doesn't exist, and his business is bogus. Hurt, confused, and not knowing whom she can trust, Taryn is as much as suspect in the bombing as is Shep. Agent Bradshaw is convinced of Taryn's guilt, but Grayson senses that Taryn is a victim, not a conspirator. As the FBI investigation deepens and widens, Taryn seeks answers of her own. When the personal stakes become even more dear, Taryn and Grayson must work together to bring out the truth. Can they trust and protect one another? Will each of them discover a newfound Faith as they learn about themselves and get to know each other? Will they not only survive, but find a new, unexpected happiness in the future? Top-notch romantic suspense from gifted inspirational author DiAnn Mills.
Fan-favorite suspense thriller author Chelsea Cain introduces a new character and book series with "One Kick". Kathleen "Kit" Lannigan was kidnapped aFan-favorite suspense thriller author Chelsea Cain introduces a new character and book series with "One Kick". Kathleen "Kit" Lannigan was kidnapped at age six, mentally manipulated into a new identity, and ruthlessly recruited by her abductor to star in a succession of highly-collected kiddie-porn flicks. Mel, the man who had kidnapped her, also trained her to shoot, pick locks, and among other things, make bombs. When the FBI finally tracked down Mel for his pornography business, they were shocked to discover Kit, who had been missing for five years. Remembering fragments of her former life, she recalled her nickname as "Kick", and from then on, it stuck with her. Reunited with her real family, Kick could find no peace, no reprieve from the media attention of her sensational abduction and rescue. Her own mother embraced the media and made a living from it, continuing to keep Kick's money-making image in front of the public. No routine therapy or treatment could ease the feelings inside Kick, so she made up her own--becoming a martial arts expert, also mastering boxing and knife throwing. Anything to make her feel safe--even just for a while. When a coldly enigmatic man, John Bishop, is able to breach the security of her apartment, Kick's life will never again be the same. Having made his fortune as an arms dealer, Bishop now turns his finances and particular skill set to locating missing children. He and Kick form an uneasy alliance, and neither of them expects the depths of the darkness they will encounter--a darkness that matches the blackest place in Kick's soul. Featuring a sharp, sassy survivor heroine, "One Kick" packs a punch.
Author Carol Ericson's compelling "Brody Law" series continues with Book 2, "The District". San Francisco is the atmospheric setting for this intriguiAuthor Carol Ericson's compelling "Brody Law" series continues with Book 2, "The District". San Francisco is the atmospheric setting for this intriguing romantic suspense tale which blends factual crime scene investigative procedures with paranormal psychic intuitions. Two FBI agents with an intense personal history are reunited to track down a heinous serial killer. Christina Sandoval never expected to be partnered with her former fiance, Eric Brody. The two of them both worked for the FBI, but in different divisions. Now, brought together on a complex case with personal ties to them both, passions and emotions are running high. Christina's family legacy of witchcraft and psychic abilities is intertwined with tragedies from Eric's own past. His father, a policeman working on a serial killer case, had apparently taken his own life after being accused of the crimes. Eric, just twelve at the time, had been kidnapped and emotionally traumatized by all that had occurred. When Eric and Christina had been previously involved, events took place which made it look as though Christina had become intimate with Eric to gain information about his father for an explosive tell-all book. Eric had broken up with her and fled to whereabouts unknown--all without knowing that she was carrying his child. Now that they are back in each other's close company, the truth will have to come out. Christina can clear her name with Eric, and he will learn that he is the father of a beautiful young daughter. Will clearing the air clear the way for a happy future together? When threats to their safety hit all too close to home, will their powerful combination of passion and professionalism be stronger than the evil around them? Another top-notch romantic suspense tale from author Carol Ericson.
Author Chevy Stevens continues to thrill readers with atmospheric, disturbing suspense reads. "That Night" is a cautionary tale of how youthful bullyiAuthor Chevy Stevens continues to thrill readers with atmospheric, disturbing suspense reads. "That Night" is a cautionary tale of how youthful bullying can have very serious undertones--often learned at home and then passed on from generation to generation. As a teenager, Toni Murphy had loved her boyfriend Ryan and struggled with "mean girls" and school bullies. At home, she was caught between her controlling mother and her dominated father. Her relationship with her younger sister, Nicole, was problematic. A careless mistake in judgement one night leaves Nicole dead, and Toni and Ryan are blamed for her death and later convicted of her murder. After serving a torturous fifteen years in prison, Toni is released into the world, forever changed, but finding some things are still the same. Mean girls are now mean women with bigger secrets and more convoluted issues than those of high school girls. Trying to start over and make peace with her family is not easy, especially with her mother's blameful estrangement. Making matters more complicated is the presence of Ryan--back in her life, maybe wanting back in her heart, and determined to solve the crime which stole a decade and a half of their lives. Should they let the past continue to haunt them, or is there a way to bring the truth to light? If so, who will remain standing in the brightness of the light, and who will scurry away into the darkness? "That Night" is another terrific suspense thriller from author Chevy Stevens.