Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's all a Mystery

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So, today, I'm feeling some Mystery. How about you? Stay tuned.....

The Da Vinci Code: A Novel (Robert Langdon)
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As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown's novel is a thrilling masterpiece—from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.

Superbia (Book One of the Superbia Series)
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Police Officer Frank O'Ryan's knee exploded when struck by a bullet from the kid's gun. It was a junk gun, something with duct tape wrapped around the handle. It worked just fine though and Frank was going down.
His sergeant squirmed on the pavement, bleeding out from a gunshot to the chest, begging Frank not to let him die. Frank raised his weapon and fired. One round. Center mass of the suspect's chest. It was just a kid.
Not-Even-Promoted Detective Vic Ajax is the most hated man in his small suburban police department. The kind of cop who spends more time with drug dealers and burglars than he does with other cops, probably because he likes the dirtballs better. The brass keeps Vic down in the basement by himself, until the day Frank O'Ryan returns to work and gets ordered to be his partner.
Together, they'll take a journey into the dark heart of The Job.
Superbia is a world filled with grandfatherly pedophiles and drug zombies who hide their stashes in dirty baby diapers. It's a place where a group of rogue cops rely on an angry six-foot bunny called the Truth Rabbit for really tough interrogations.
In Superbia, doing the right thing can be a fatal career move and the bosses are more dangerous than any crook on the street. Superbia is the funniest, scariest, most brutal account of what good cops truly experience and most of the world never gets to know.

The River
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The South Nahanni River area of Canada's Northwest Territories has a history of mysterious deaths, disappearances and headless corpses, but it may also hold the key to humanity's survival―or its destruction.

Del thought her father was long dead. But someone from her past says otherwise. Now she and a group of near strangers embark on a perilous mission...

Seven years ago, Del Hawthorne's father and three of his friends disappeared near the Nahanni River and were presumed dead. When one of the missing men stumbles onto the University grounds, alive but barely recognizable and aging before her eyes, Del is shocked. Especially when the man tells her something inconceivable. Her father is still alive!

Gathering a group of volunteers, Del travels to the Nahanni River to rescue her father. There, she finds a secret river that plunges her into a technologically advanced world of nanobots and painful serums. Del uncovers a conspiracy of unimaginable horror, a plot that threatens to destroy us all. Will humanity be sacrificed for the taste of eternal life?

At what point have we become...God?

The Blue Hour (Merci Rayborn Novels)
Tim Hess is a semi-retired homicide cop staring at his own death sentence – lung cancer. Time is running out. Thrice divorced and childless, Hess is the classic loner cop – so he’s happy to accept the difficult job offered to him: find and stop a serial killer who’s been abducting beautiful young women in Orange County.

His new partner, and boss, is the brash, ambitious Merci Rayborn. She’s unpopular and unloved by her fellow cops, but she’s also relentless, smart and principled. Hess, challenged by the investigation and by his own disease, isn't happy about taking orders from Merci, and he certainly isn't planning for her to fall in love with him…

Intricately plotted and surprisingly moving, THE BLUE HOUR is T. Jefferson Parker’s most compelling – and satisfying – thriller yet.

Conundrum (an Iris Reid mystery)
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"An exciting, engrossing tale of greed, deceit and 
When a Harvard Architecture School superstar plunges off the balcony
at a graduation party, the police see an accident, not foul play. But 
fellow-student Iris Reid knows that any jealous member of the ruling clique 
would have relished pushing him off. Twenty years later, a reunion is 
luring the same cast of characters back to Cambridge. The opening night 
dinner is being held in a Modernist house that Iris has designed. She hopes 
to untangle the events that led to her friend's death. But the murderer has 
other plans. When a long-ago boyfriend turns up dead the night of the 
dinner, all the incriminating evidence points to Iris. What began as an 
attempt to avenge her old friend turns into a desperate race to avoid being 
framed by the clever killer—a killer capable of twisting the truth into a bloody 

Broken Things
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The world has changed. People live forever, but children are a thing of the past. To meet the demands of want-to-be parents, children have been replaced with androids... very life-like androids.

Josh, a twelve-year old boy, is hit by a truck, leaving him badly damaged. Instead of paying the outrageous cost to fix him, they dump him in the wilderness.

Broken Things follows Josh and his journey to a home that doesn't want him anymore, through a setting that darkly mirrors our own. Along the way, he must face the fears of abandoned children, from the wilderness to the city streets, and the predators that dwell in both. His only salvation may rest in finding a single person that cares.

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Siphewe Fasala idolised his father, but everything changed for Siphewe the day he died. Turning to a life of crime was his way of showing that he did not care.

Suckerpunch: Round One in the Woodshed Wallace Series
The past fights dirty. 

No head butts, groin strikes, or eye gouges--MMA heavyweight Woodshed Wallace thinks they're taking all the fun out of fighting.

He also thinks he's beaten his criminal past, but the past fights dirty. Woody's stuck on no-name cards fighting for gas money when Banzai Eddie Takanori--president of MMA's largest organization--offers him a last minute fight against a highly favored poster boy.

By the time Woody realizes he's a pawn in a high stakes game between psychopaths, he and those he loves are in way too deep.
Good thing he can take a punch.

And give a few back.

IRREFUTABLE: a Crime Thriller
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The investigation into a series of rapes becomes a nightmare for Detective Alex Mendez when DNA from one of the victims is matched to him.

Life as detective Alex Mendez knew it came to an abrupt end two years ago with the murder of his wife. Now he is raising his teenage daughter alone. The demands of his job and the fact that his wife's case remains unsolved have been a strain on them both, but now a new case threatens not only what's left of their fragile relationship, but their very lives.

When three local women are brutally raped, the case consumes Alex. But, when DNA evidence found on the first two victims leads Alex to his suspect, it looks like an open and shut case, until DNA from the third victim is matched to Alex. Now, to clear his name he must face the demons from his past and reveal a long kept secret that could disprove the evidence against him, but doing so would not only devastate his daughter, it could destroy them both.

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High-priced call girl Tawny Dell boasts a client list that’s part Fortune 500, part Five Families. With a PhD in art history and a tidy chunk of money stashed offshore, she hangs up her G-string with plans to retire to a Mediterranean island to open a gallery. Lincoln Walsh, NYPD sex-crimes investigator, has other ideas. He wants Tawny to work undercover at a high-class bordello to discover if a murdered call girl worked there. The club, nicknamed Upper Eighties, is owned by an ex-hedge fund manager who’d do anything to hook Tawny into his harem. In exchange for Tawny’s cooperation, Linc’s office, in collaboration with Treasury, will see she avoids prison for failing to pay Uncle Sam his share from years of illegal earnings. But Tawny gets more than she bargained for—another dead prostitute, a mob boss who’s an old client, and romantic stirrings for the hot New York cop sending her back into the world’s oldest profession.

Son of a Serial Killer
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Detective Inspector Summers had hated every step of her career in the police force. She hated dealing with the drug addicts, thieves, violent men and women, rapists, child molesters and murderers. She wanted to be a doctor in a surgery, saving the lives of the sick. Instead, she was dealing with the sick and twisted.

Finally, she has been handed the case she wanted, the reason she joined the force.

Ben Green is having a hard time lately; his father was hit by a bus, and then he loses his job and comes home to find his girlfriend Natalie, cheating. The voice in his head had been getting louder already, recent events are close to pushing him over the edge, then a local thug takes things too far and Ben snaps.

The Phantom, a psychopathic murderer had been randomly killing for years now, never leaving evidence and not close to being caught. Suddenly the frequency of murders in the city takes a turn for the worse, but Detective Inspector Summers isn’t convinced it is all down to the person who took the life of her father...

Son of a Serial Killer is a plot-driven, crime thriller / detective thriller, telling the story of Detective Inspector Summers hunting the ‘The Phantom’, the serial killer responsible for the death of her father and many others. Her investigations lead her closer to Ben Green, a troubled young man who is losing his mind and hearing voices, whose involvement to the case slowly becomes clear.

Angel Falling Softly
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Rachel Forsythe's daughter is dying of cancer, and neither God nor science can offer her a cure. Milada Daranyi, chief investment officer at Daranyi Enterprises International, has come to Utah to finalize the takeover of a medical technology company. When a chance encounter brings the two women together, Rachel makes an unexpected and dangerous discovery: Milada is a vampire. Fallen. And possibly the only person in the world who can save her daughter's life.
Keep Your Enemies Closer
Maurice Ousley and his beautiful wife Gabrielle are living well—Maurice had just retired from the NBA due to injury with his fortune intact; and Gabrielle is a successful restaurateur in St. Louis, Missouri. They had just gotten back home from the Virgin Islands, and they are soon on their way to Chicago for their friend Stephanie’s wedding. Trouble would soon find them when a terrorist tries to hijack the plane. Will they survive, or will the terrorist successfully fly the plane into the Willis Tower?

Darius Clinton is still at large, and he’s wanted for murder and attempted murder. He somehow managed to turn his life around by settling down in the small town of Sikeston, Missouri. All was well until he got a visit from a mysterious outsider at the sports bar where he worked as a bartender. Has his time of running from the Feds come to an end?

Junior is on the cusp of being a rap superstar, and he hits it off with a sexy Dominican girl who’s on the same record label. His new single is about to drop, and life couldn’t be sweeter for him. However, his world would come crashing down on him when he gets into a fight and beats a guy half to death. Will he spend the rest of his life in jail?

And lastly, Stephanie is about to marry to guy of her dreams, and she seems to be on top of the world. Everything will change when Maurice receives a strange text from Stephanie meant for someone else. Will the wedding still go as planned, or will Stephanie’s life be altered forever?

Keep Your Enemies Closer is a well-crafted piece with intricate plots and subplots sure to keep readers on the edge. Installment four of the Maurice Ousley series is a must-read for anyone who loves drama and suspense.


Jovan Vukasin (Jован Вукашин), is the Boss of a Serbian Gang in London, with a James Bond complex.
Why has his street cred plummeted to the level of radio active waste; and why has he set out on a series of blunders that can only spell disaster in the long run, putting his ultimate goal of emulating James Bond’s lifestyle on the Riviera in jeopardy?
After settling on a daring raid, targeting the Ukrainian London gang Pakhan’s cache of diamonds, which are expected to arrive in Tel Aviv, he sends out his troops to relieve the opposition of their gemstones, which results in hilarious consequences.
How does Danylko, the Ukrainian pakhan, react to this?
The story rockets through Tel Aviv, Bulgaria, Serbia and Africa, with a fast turnover of candidates for the top job, before returning to London, where chaos reigns supreme with no firm guiding hand directing the business.
How can Scotland Yard keep the ultimate gangland war from erupting in London? 
All of this leaves God convulsed with mirth, at the futile attempts of mankind to usurp Himself in the scheme of things.

Devils Among Us
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Sharp-tongued Richmond City Police Detective Devin Dushane is on a never ending quest for redemption from the tragic nightmares of her youth. Pushing away her loved ones and pushing the boundaries of her job finds her temporarily suspended after a risky sting operation goes very wrong. With time on her hands, Devin travels to the small Virginia town where her alcoholic father grew up. And where the unsolved murder of his sister thirty-five years earlier, set into motion the unraveling of Devin’s family before she was even born. If Devin can ever hope to heal her broken family and her broken soul she must uncover the secrets locked away in this sleepy community, and find the devil that has risen among them.

Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery Book #1)
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Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out. But when he's the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, he's given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, he's transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight--the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelist's teen daughter. 

With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving he's still one of Houston's best detectives.

Countdown: A Joe Ledger Short Prequel Short Story to Patient Zero
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Countdown: A Joe Ledger Prequel Short Story to Patient Zero

“I didn’t plan to kill anyone. I wasn’t totally against the idea, either. Sometimes things just fall that way, and either you roll with it or it rolls over you. Letting the bad guys win isn’t how I roll.”

Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force… who's about to get a serious promotion.

Collector's Item
Alpha were-jaguar, Katarina "KT" Marant is trained to protect the pride so when her aunt disappears, KT naturally takes up the hunt. Her suspicion settles on the Collectors, humans who view shapeshifters as the ultimate big game.

Peyton Allers can't believe he's got to blow his cover to rescue a shapeshifter "princess." Even harder to believe is that she wants to stage her own kidnapping in order to catch the leader of the Collectors and find her aunt.

Everything goes sideways when KT is kidnapped for real and by someone she never suspected. Will Peyton find her before time runs out? Or will she become a true Collector's Item?

Ashes to Ashes (a Peter Brichter mystery)
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A body is found in “Crazy Dave” Wagner’s appliance store after the store is destroyed by a fire. Detective Peter Brichter is called in because local organized crime is thought to be involved. Brichter consults arson investigator Captain Isaac (Zak) Kader, and other officers in the police department, but no matter how many suspects they interview, they seem no closer to solving the case. Meanwhile, at home, Kori Brichter struggles with the right timing to tell Peter that she’s pregnant, after they agreed they would not have children.

Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery
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After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to
bookstore owner before she can blink. She also "inherits" a half-batty store manager; a strange
bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never
read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron
Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with
a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?”  

lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to
uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get
more crazy?

Sorrow Wood
When the charred body of a promiscuous, self-proclaimed witch is discovered at a farm called Sorrow Wood, nearly everyone in the sleepy town of Sand Valley, Alabama, is drawn into the case. As the murder probe continues, a multitude of secrets are revealed, including one that leads back to the rock castle home of Wendell Blackmon, Sand Valley's police chief, and his beloved wife Reva. The town's inhabitants ruminate on the true meaning of commitment, love, death, hope, and loss as they delve deeper into questions such as Who was this woman? Where did she come from? and What did her presence mean to Wendell, Reva, and the townspeople of Sand Valley?


Lynette Haskins has just moved to Detroit, where she is employed at Elgin Research Company. Through flashbacks, the reader is introduced to several characters, including Lynette's parents; Larry, the janitor; her friend, Cathy Wilkes; her boss, Mr. McGee; and a co-worker, Josh Stevens.

Early in the novel, Lynette is viciously attacked in an alley. A man finds her and takes her to the hospital. Lynette is questioned by the police, and she gives a description of her assailant. 

Unfortunately, the reader learns that the rapist is still stalking Lynette. Lynette receives gifts, harassing phone calls, and explicit love letters from her stalker. Shortly thereafter, the rapist confronts her again and she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Everyone faces trauma in his/her life. The ability to overcome these horrible experiences is what helps people stay mentally healthy. Many do not realize that women are often so emotionally scarred by a rape that it completely destroys the rest of their lives. Often, friends and family blame the victim for the assault, who then may be put on trial to prove her innocence rather than to help prove the assailant's guilt. These factors can be cataclysmic to one's ability to cope with life. Lynette will gradually work through her feelings and learn to accept that she is not a victim, but a survivor.

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Raynard has spent a year looking for his family, lost in unknown circumstances. As he looks for help at the home of a successful merchant, he ends up getting more than what he bargained for. Now, evil is after him, hungry for his soul, his family is in peril and the destiny of the Universe rests on his own.


Guy and Jean Therrasan are poor Haitian farmers who dream of a better life for themselves in the United States but when their plan to get there brings them in contact with a pair of young drug traffickers, dreams give way to bitter reality.

In this shocking work of crime fiction, E. A. O'Neal explores some of the troubling issues plaguing the modern Caribbean.

Collision is a novella of around 18,000 wds.

Cold Secrets - The Challenge

Victor Panada, undercover operative for the San Diego police department, his cover jeopardized, retires and moves to Sloan, Kentucky. A career that spanned over twenty years, Vic was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of more than sixty corrupt law enforcement officers.
It was suggested that he enter the witness protection program, but he refused to become a memory to his friends and family. He would make the best of it, and begin a new life in this small town nestled in the hills of Kentucky.

In short time, Vic learns that the local constable, a shady, bullying man, with known criminals as friends, may have been responsible for more than one person gone missing, including the son of a man who contacts Vic for help. Vic comes to the realization that his career isn't over; there was one more badge that needed to be revoked. 

There was something less tangible which concerned Vic; the rumors of his aunt's house being haunted were becoming more apparent with each passing day, or perhaps this was a ruse of the constable to get Vic to leave town.

While methodically gathering information from those who were willing to talk, Vic meets Angela and a whirlwind romance begins. 

COLD SECRETS, a story of law enforcement, love, and the paranormal.

Murder, music and sexual obsession in New Orleans.
Vol. 2 in the Frank Renzi mystery series.

Beautiful and talented, Belinda Scully wants to be a star. But fame can be dangerous. Fourteen months post-Katrina, an armed ex-military man is after her. This ruthless stalker will do anything to have her: blackmail, kidnapping, even murder.

When Belinda rejects him, he vows revenge. After kidnapping her, he terrorizes her in a vacant Katrina-ravaged house. Will NOPD Detective Frank Renzi find the feisty flutist in time?

A stalker, a kidnapping, revenge and murder. DIVA has it all. See the devastation Hurricane Katrina brought to New Orleans. Experience the fear of a talented teenaged jazz saxophone player badgered by drug dealers. Travel to London with Belinda where she plays a solo concert.

The Premier Book Awards named Fleet's first thriller, ABSOLUTION, Best Mystery-Suspense-Thriller of 2009.

A Reason to Live (Marty Singer Mystery #1)

In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man. 

Twelve years later, the victim's daughter comes to Marty begging for help: the killer is stalking her now.

There's just one problem: Marty's retired...and he's retired because he's battling cancer. But with a second shot at the killer--and a first chance at redemption--Marty's just found A Reason to Live.

The Shortcut
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Don and Jean Beaumont arrived at their beach house for the weekend as they have done many times before. Entertaining their neighbors for dinner they ran low on ice. Jean ran to the local covenience store, parked her car and disappeared. Don, hired Prestige Investigators to assist the local sheriff deputy. They discovered women have been disappearing at an alarming rate. With those facts in hand, they set out to find a connection to all the vanished women. What they discovered will stun you.
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In 1959, after years of abuse from her father, thirteen-year-old Rosalind Ann Stump finds a way out of the house from an unlikely source-her drug addict mother. 

Rosalind is whisked away to a nearby town where she finds that her parents weren't unique in their transgressions, and that those who claimed friendship weren't really friends at all. 

Follow Rosalind as she meets new people in a new town, tries desperately to embrace the normal life she never had, and does her best to deal with an old wound that returns to threaten her new existence.

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