A corpse, stiff with rigor mortis and bound in heavy ropes, has been dumped on the doorstep of FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.
The murder has the hallmarks of the perfect crime – no witnesses, no motive, no evidence – save for one enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.
The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea where an ingenious killer is determined to make him pay for the long-buried sins of his forefathers.
But Pendergast already knows what is at stake, for the dead man left on his doorstep wasn't just anyone, it was his son.
First Age, Year 950 : One day you're going along minding your own business. The next day you're trying to figure out why a man with no enemies ended up nearly dead. The way he was treated could never have been mistaken as an accident. So into the theater to solve this mystery the private detective Drag Shergi goes. There lurking in the wings is a secret that could end with everyone dead! For some people fantasy and reality are too hard to distinguish from each other...
Every villain has a reason for why they do wrong. The Nartana brothers are on the right side of the law. Charged with bringing in seven criminals, the brothers journey into the desert of South Side. Some are easily found, others not so much. Either way, the Nartana brothers are relentless in their hunt. The criminals will be caught and returned to prison. Hopefully they won’t make too much of a mess of South Side before then.
(This Collection includes: Feet to the Fire, To Kill More Flies, My Two Cents, A Bird In the Hand, The Camel’s Back, Where There’s a Will, & Hair of the Dog along with bonus storyline and illustrations)
There are many places to relax. In South Side outside parks are the best places. Deliberate destruction at one set of parks has President Jeremiah Kroz worried about the future of that certain quadrant. Dante goes in undercover to discover who is destroying the South Side parks. Whether the attacks are coming from or outside of the quadrant, they will be stopped. Whoever is doing it will pay for what they’ve done.
Aislinn Cain wakes up on a cold concrete floor having been drugged and kidnapped by serial killer Raphael Henders. Despite the chaos, she has a few questions; is Gabriel still alive? If so, for how long? And where exactly is she?
As the answers start to reveal themselves, Aislinn comes to the realization that Raphael Henders is unlike any serial killer she has ever faced before. Not only is he brilliant, cunning, sadistic, and brutal, he is part of the organized ring of serial killers that the SCTU has been trying to eliminate. More importantly, he is just one step removed from the leader of the organization and he has answers that Aislinn needs to put her past behind her.
To survive and get what she needs, Aislinn will have to play Raphael’s game. Death is not an option, pitting Aislinn’s own desire to survive against her need to figure out who exactly was behind the murder of Aislinn’s father and sister all those years ago.
A fancy hotel. A weekend getaway.
For Sloane Monroe, rest has finally arrived, until the lights go out, a woman screams, and Sloane's nightmare begins.
If you're a fan of James Patterson and Lisa Gardner, you'll enjoy Bradshaw's mysteries.
A New York Times bestselling mystery series.
"The characters are excellent."
"This is a fast moving story full of drama and surprises which will keep you gripped right to the end."
"Danger, intrigue, and just the right amount of latent emotional/romantic feelings to appease readers."
Falken survived the ordeal on Olympus, only to be stunned with a shocking revelation: his good friend Weaver is still incarcerated on Oz. The only way to get Weaver out is to volunteer to go back inside the prison himself. But the clock is ticking – Falken will only have a few days to find his friend and help him escape. While he’s back on Oz, he’ll have to follow the rules to the letter. One step out of line, and they’ll both be stuck in jail … forever.
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