When a brutal felon on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list turns up dead in Los Angeles County, few mourn him; in fact, the public begins to cheer his unknown assailants as heroes. But as more brutalized corpses of fugitive outlaws are found, Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Alex Brandon knows that the vigilante group the public has nicknamed “The Exterminators” may be far more ruthless and sadistic than its victims.
The corpses bear eerie similarities to victims of a serial killer investigated by Brandon ten years ago. The perpetrator died at the hands of his own deeply traumatized teenaged stepson, Kit Logan. Logan, protected by his wealthy family, never spent a day in jail; instead, he was sent to a private reform school for the truant sons of L.A.’s most affluent. Alex Brandon, unable to locate Logan for questioning, has a chilling sense he is being manipulated. But why?
A terrifying novel that asks what happens when justice is no longer enough, Nine introduces an unforgettable protagonist. Buy this suspense novel for only $1.99 today.
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To Shield the Queen ($1.99) Ursula Blanchard, a widowed young mother who has become lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I. Armed with a sharp eye, dangerous curiosity, and uncanny intelligence, Ursula pledges…To Shield the Queen.
The Doublet Affair ($1.99) The young, widowed lady-in-waiting is back defending her mistress, Queen Elizabeth I — this time from a plot to overthrow the Queen and usurp her throne, a task that will test Ursula’s sharp wits and investigative skills to the limits.
Queen’s Ransom ($1.99) Ursula Blanchard, twenty-seven-year-old Lady of the Presence Chamber, who has a special mandate from Sir William Cecil, Secretary of State, to spy on behalf of the queen. Fearing that such pro-Catholic movements might spread to England, Elizabeth hopes to mediate a peace between two French factions.
To Ruin A Queen ($1.99) Still loyal to her royal mistress but needing to be with her French husband, Matthew de la Roche, Ursula begins to build a new life for herself at Matthew’s château.
When an al-Qaida email is intercepted, promising a New Year’s Day attack on America, it leads to the capture of the group’s leader. But even under fierce interrogation, the terrorist clings to his jihadist beliefs and resists divulging anything of the threat.
Desperate, the Army resorts to a contingency paper that proposes to break a subject’s resistance by inducing a religious conversion. One hitch: the top-secret attempt must rely on a completely innocent mentor, a so-called witness who is unaware of the project’s true aims. They find that witness in Greg Cahill, a disgraced FBI agent who has since turned to Christ and serves in a prison ministry. Greg begins an unlikely friendship with a man the entire country despises. He begins to share his faith–yet with a combustible result unforeseen by either himself or his government handlers.
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When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face – while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer.
But that’s impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him?
Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining.
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Four men take a New York City subway train hostage—along with all of its passengers. Their demands are simple: deliver $1 million, or the men will start killing hostages. Fast-paced and intensely psychological, this novel tells the story from the point of view of each of the hijackers—revealing each man’s motivations, desperations, and fatal flaws.
Tensions build as the four hijackers begin to fight among themselves—and the passengers take advantage of their weakness. Despite their meticulous planning, the kidnapping attempt starts to go awry—and the hijackers’ escape seems impossible.
Made into a blockbuster movie in 1974 starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw, and remade in 2009 with Denzel Washington and John Travolta, this novel will have you on the edge of your seat until the last page. Buy this thriller for only 99 cents.
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Five contemporary cozy mystery novels with clean romance all set in Italy. Intrigue, humor, mystery, love, adventure, romance, character…and Italy! Late summer reading at its best! Buy this five-book bundle for only 99 cents today. A New Life – Beate Boeker: Imagine you’re accused of murder, but you’re innocent. Imagine you have to start a new life in Italy, but you don’t even speak Italian. Imagine your new boss seems to hate you, but for some reason he bowls you over. Just as life seems to become good again, history repeats itself. Vain Pursuits – J.B. Hawker: Bunny Elder flies off to romantic Italy as traveling companion to her newly widowed sister. Little does she suspect that a trip in search of a special Neapolitan nativity set for her sister’s collection will ensnare the two women in a muddle of smugglers, Italian mobsters, kidnapping and death. An Extra Virgin Pressing Murder – Candida Martinelli: Julie gladly leaves her retirement home to attend a protégée’s wedding in Tuscany. But when someone is murdered at her welcome party, and the chief suspect is the Italian fiancé, Julie finagles her way into working with the local Marshal to discover the truth. Sweet Delicious Madness – Julie Sarff: Rom-Com Mystery. Lily Bilbury is about to be fabulously happy, because she has a theory: economic independence = divorce = happiness! To this end she takes a job at Villa Buschi, a lavish estate that harbors more than a few secrets. Only when a friend falls on hard times will Lily forget her own problems and align herself with a self-proclaimed psychic to mount a search of Villa Buschi for one of the most famous diamonds ever known, the French Blue. Italian Summer - Maria Grazia Swan: When they say “you can’t go home again” they’re talking about Mina Calvi, 20-something Italian transplant to California. Still nursing a broken heart, desperate to discover her place in the world, Mina arrives in the town of her birth in Veneto, Italy. But the deadly secrets moldering in the cemetery could rip it all from her. Will Mina survive her Italian Summer? Click here to purchase Under the Italian Sun
Jake Buckman’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection.
However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan’s entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies. Without ever meaning to, Jake and Ryan find themselves living under the crushing weight of their secret, which threatens to tear their family to shreds and ruin them all.
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Eva Magnus and her daughter are out walking by the river when a man’s body floats to the water’s surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.
The police find the body anyway Inspector Sejer and his team quickly determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil has been missing for months and the trail to his killer is cold. It’s as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer’s desk: the murder of a prostitute, found dead just before Egil went missing. Sejer sets to work piecing together these two impossible cases; it’s not long before he realizes that they aren’t as separate as they previously seemed.
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A retired Professor of Law who hasn’t tried a real case in forty years teams up with a former student who’s yet to trial a case at all, in order to clear both of their names…
The Professor introduces Thomas Jackson McMurtrie, a longtime law professor at the University of Alabama, who, 40 years after giving up a promising career as a trial lawyer to teach law students at the request of his mentor, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, retires to his farm an angry and bitter man, betrayed by both a Board member he mistook for a friend and his own failing health. Meanwhile, the young family of one of Tom’s oldest friends is killed in a tragic collision with an 18-wheeler.
Believing his career is over, Tom refers his friend to a brilliant, yet beleaguered, former student, Rick Drake, who begins to uncover that the truth behind the tragedy is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery and greed. When a key witness is murdered on the eve of trial, the young attorney, in over his head and at the end of his rope, knows he needs help…and there’s only one man who can help him.
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Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for.
Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town’s wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues—an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary—and begins to piece together her mother’s seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie’s own past surfaces, she’s forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined.
As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets—and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs.
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