Things Left Behind by James Glass

things-left-behind-a-mark-wheeler-novel-book-1-by-james-glassWhen Lieutenant Mark Wheeler of the South Carolina Police Department arrives at a possible murder-suicide, he realizes almost immediately things are amiss.

The crime scene is brutal, but upon further investigation, he unveils a sadistic killer at play who will stop at nothing to get away.

As the case unfolds, nothing can prepare Wheeler for the gauntlet of turmoil and trouble.

Relentlessly pursuing a psychopath who has flown under the radar for years, Mark fights to keep control—driven to bring this monster to justice.

Will the sadistic killer finally be caught or will his instincts which have helped him so far see him through to the end?

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Murder and More: Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 14 by Gerald W. Darnell

Murder and More: Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 14 by [Darnell, Gerald]All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.

Carson’s feud with a local crime reporter continues, and then suddenly the husband of his client is brutally murdered – a husband he’s been hired to investigate. Mysterious characters weave a web of blackmail and suspense, while leaving Carson with more clients than he can handle.

The Memphis police have warned Carson to back off, but an employee of a friend is missing from a murder scene and he’s determined to find her and the killer.

Follow Carson to New Orleans, Humboldt, Memphis and Florida where he chases numerous suspects trying to track down a missing person and the killer he’s been hired to find.

Enjoy this unusual adventure for Carson Reno, as he struggles to solve the case of ‘Murder and More’.

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The Eagle’s Covenant by Michael Parker

the-eagles-covenant-by-michael-parkerManfred Schiller is the world’s most powerful and richest citizen.

He controls an enormous industry that covers most aspects of everyday life.

The key to controlling his organization is a week-old baby boy, and Franz Molke—leader of the People’s Party in Germany—aims to control the Schiller empire by kidnapping the infant.

The kidnap fails, but the baby disappears in the process.

Ex IRA terrorist and SAS soldier, Conor Lenihan fights double cross and cyber warfare in an attempt to find the infant.

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Provoked by Angela Ford

provoked-by-angela-fordA Well Crafted Who Done It?

A complex, plot-driven detective story and a complex, emotionally strong woman.

What are you capable of doing if you have no choice?

Basia thought she had the perfect husband until his control took over. Trapped in an abusive marriage, she’s provoked to do the unthinkable. Haunted by his death, Basia refuses to love again. Until a one-night stand goes wrong. Detective Riley Briggs changes everything. Her heart and her secret are at risk.

What are people saying about Provoked?

Angela Ford weaves a tight story of intrigue and murder in the novel Provoked. 

Some real twists in this one. She certainly was provoked. 
The way the story unfolded left me breathless and relieved.
I honestly did not expect the ending it was so unexpected.

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You Can Run (A Kramer and Shadow Action Crime Series) (Volume 2) by Greg Smith

U.S. Marines, Capt. Kramer and his dog Sgt. Shadow survive hell in Afghanistan — but worse awaits them back home.

YOU CAN RUN is not your average crime thriller. Full of crime, absolutely! A thrilling ride, most definitely!

But Greg Smith takes it up a couple of notches, pulls you, the reader, into a dangerous, action-packed FBI operation.

You enter the world of 2 U.S. Marines who offer their services to bring down a diabolical kingpin.

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The Pits: A Crime Novel (Volume 1) by Greg Smith

After nearly 20 years serving in the Marine Corps, Captain Kramer thought he’d been prepared for anything life had to throw him.

He returns from deployment to Afghanistan with a new dog, Shadow.

The ugly sport of dog fighting was one experience Kramer wanted to leave behind but back in Oceanside, California he and Shadow are drawn into a struggle to oust local gangs involved in the bloody sport.

Kramer and Shadow’s activities capture the attention of the FBI who quickly enlist their help in an operation to bring down a major crime lord based in Florida.

Captain Kramer, USMC and Corporal Shadow, USMC soon find themselves in their deadliest fight ever.

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A Child Is Torn by Dawn Kopman Whidden

a-child-is-torn-whitley-keal-mystery-book-1-by-dawn-kopman-whiddenWhen dependable Evan Madison fails to show up for work, police are dispatched to his home. His ten-year-old son, Brad, is discovered inside, unharmed and seemingly alone. He is stoic, sitting in front of the television playing his favorite video game, Super Mario—and he’s covered in blood.

Veteran Police Officer Marty Keal is the first on the scene. With his many years of experience, he thinks he’s seen it all. That is, until he discovers Brad’s not really alone after all. Upstairs in their bedroom lies the brutally bludgeoned and deceased bodies of both his mother and his father. When questioned, Brad confesses to the horrific murders.

When Brad is transferred to a local mental health institution for children, Dr. Hope Rubin is brought in to evaluate and treat the child. A preliminary investigation shows no evidence of any kind of mistreatment in his past. She must determine the disturbing truth: Is Brad telling the truth? Or is he covering for someone else?

Detective Jean Whitely rounds out the investigative team; and she suspects there is much more to the case than what meets the eye. The happily married mother of two is unwavering in her determination to uncover the real truth about Brad. Was he abused? Or is he the product of an evil seed born to kill?

As the layers of truth about Brad are systematically peeled away, you will be compelled to ask yourself, which is the more dominate factor in contributing to who we are—NATURE or NURTURE?

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Cold Currents (A Bobby Taylor Mystery/Thriller Book 1) by Byron Suggs

cold-currents-a-bobby-taylor-mystery-thriller-book-1-by-byron-suggs“Thirty years after the shocking murder of Jenny Franklin, followed by the arrest and conviction of his brother Terry, Knoxville Detective Bobby Taylor returns to his North Carolina hometown of Clayton at his aging mother’s request. Reluctant to face his estranged father and make amends after blaming him for not doing more to save his brother, Bobby arrives to discover the head of another young girl has washed up on the banks of the wild Neuse River. Disgusted at the brutality and familiarity of the crime, he realizes the murderous, sadistic monster from his past has returned with a vengeance. His brother’s blood is now on the hands of those who failed to catch the real killer the first time around. Fueled by retribution, and eager to heal his past, Bobby’s determined to bring the true murderer to justice.

Armed with equal parts instinct and desperation, Bobby confronts his broken relationships while chasing a mysterious trail of death that spans thirty years and two continents. Obstacles, lies, and deception face him at every turn as he partners with a tough-as-nails female reporter and a reluctant Chief of Detectives to catch a resurrected killer and vindicate his family’s name. In the end, Bobby finds redemption in a way he could never imagine as the whispers of the river reveal the horrible secrets beneath her swift, cold currents.”

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Stolen (Whitley & Keal Mystery Book 3) by Dawn Kopman Whidden

stolen-whitley-keal-mystery-book-3-by-dawn-kopman-whiddenAnother homicide has rocked the small town of Fallsburg, New York.

In a cabin nestled deep in the woods, two male victims are discovered, both gunshot victims.

One is deceased the other one is barely alive. But it is not the murder itself that has detectives Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal frantic to find out the answers of what occurred in that cabin, but it is the identities of the two small children also found at the scene. One child is quickly identified, but the other, a young boy, remains a mystery.

The only one with possible answers is the man who lays critically wounded and unconscious in the hospital, because the unidentified boy either cannot or will not speak.

What happened in that cabin that left one man dead and another barely hanging on…

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Faceless (Whitley & Keal Mystery Book 2) by Dawn Kopman Whidden

faceless-whitley-keal-mystery-book-2-by-dawn-kopman-whiddenFallsburg, New York has a killer on the loose—one who’s leaving their sadistic, telltale marks on innocent victims. A pretty teenage girl is found dead in the woods, her face horribly mutilated. A few days later, a second girl, also strikingly beautiful, is attacked in a similar fashion. Who would do such a brutal thing—and why? Is there some sort of psychopathic monster lurking out there, preying upon vulnerable females? Or are the victims being targeted by someone they know?

It’s up to two of Fallsburg’s finest—Detective Jean Whitley and her new partner, Marty Keal, to find out who’s responsible. When she starts digging up clues, Jean is startled to learn that the crime has hit uncomfortably close to home. The victims-and many of the potential suspects-are classmates of Jean’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Bethany. To make matters worse, Bethany’s behavior has drastically changed. Jean’s sweet, loving child has become a sullen, secretive stranger. How much does Bethany really know about the victims-and the crimes that are taking place?

Does Bethany’s hunky, new heartthrob have anything to do with the crimes? And why does the mounting evidence keep pointing to a popular parish priest? Suddenly deprived of her longtime police detective mentor and friend, Jean is forced to take the lead in this latest investigation while breaking in a new partner. As they dig deeper into the case, Jean encounters threats to her career, her family relationships…and quite possibly to her own daughter’s life. Through it all, Jean and Marty must unravel a multi-layered mystery and put a face on the unseen villain before anyone else ends up dead…and faceless.

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White Lightning: Murder In The World Of Stock Car Racing by G C Smith

white-lightning-murder-in-the-world-of-stock-car-racing-by-g-c-smithWHITE LIGHTNING is a story of a top notch stock car race-team trying to grab the big prize in stock car racing that will, in turn, make their Southern regional corporation, WHITE LIGHTNING INDUSTRIES (car parts and care products and service stores), a national corporate player.

Bad guys try to take over the corporation.

Their skullduggery ends up with multiple murder.

The book bounces from the South Carolina Lowcountry to the NASCAR race circuit to the Bahamas and back to the race circuit.

It’s got intrigue.

It’s got suspense.

It’s got flirty girls. And it’s got redemption.

It is, I think, a fun read.

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Mistaken Identity: A Malone Mystery by Patricia Gligor

mistaken-identity-a-malone-mystery-by-patricia-gligorAnn feels like she’s in Paradise as she digs her toes into the soft, white sand and gazes out at the ocean. She’s looked forward to this trip to South Carolina for a long time and all she wants to do is bask in the sun, resting and relaxing.

She and her two young children are enjoying their time on Fripp Island with Ann’s sister, Marnie, and Marnie’s elderly friend and former neighbor, Clara Brunner, a long time resident with a vast knowledge of the island and the people who live there. At the fourth of July fireworks, Clara introduces them to newlyweds Jenny and Mark Hall and their families.

But Ann’s plans for a peaceful vacation are shattered the next morning. When she goes for a solitary walk on the beach, she discovers the body of a young woman with the chain of a gold locket twisted around her neck and she immediately recognizes the locket as the one Jenny Hall was wearing the night before.

Shocked and saddened, Ann is determined to try to find the killer and to see them brought to justice. She convinces Marnie and Clara to join her in conducting an investigation but, in the process, she places her own life in jeopardy.

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