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Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Canadian mystery, featuring Ellis Portal, a homeless Toronto man who was once a respected judge. Although death is a way of life on the Toronto streets that Ellis calls home, after receiving threatening Bible verses that hint at death, he discovers that three other homeless men received these verses and that all three are now dead.
The laws of nature take a murderous turn when Park Ranger Anna Pigeon returns to the West, where she is sent on a training assignment to study grizzly bears in Waterton/Glacier National Peace Park. But when daybreak finds a boy missing and a camper dead, Anna must track the beast stalking the trails.
Humourist Dave Barry turns to the crime novel. In Miami's ritzy Coconut Grove, the teen son of adman Eliot sprays a cute girl with a squirt gun as part of a high school game. Meanwhile two hit men target the girl's abusive stepfather, who cheated a corrupt company which equipped a Florida jail with automatic garage-opener gates that accidentally freed prisoners in a lightning storm.
Prosecutor Mary Crow's latest courtroom victory has made her a mortal enemy. He's tracking her and two friends into the mountains to wreak vengeance and to bury a shattering secret. But these three women will find a will to survive and a power for loyalty and violence they never knew possible.
Lawrence Block asked a wide range of mystery authors to select not only their personal best, but also the one story that stirred their imagination, the story that stimulated, provoked and entertained them, and most of all the story that served as an inspiration in shaping their own unqiue literary worlds.
October arrives in Moose County on the heels of a long drought, and the fears of the citizens of Pickax about wildfires are realized when a case of arson leads to the shooting of a volunteer fire-watcher. Now it's up to Qwilleran & Co. to sniff out the rat who is responsible.
As the Highland Games approach and the citizens of Pickax prepare to celebrate their Scottish heritage, a visiting estate jeweler is found dead in his Pickax hotel room, Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats must do their best to find the purr-petrator.
Widow Elizabeth Blair has two jobs: owner of a Bath quilt shop, the other as a private eye. She and her young partner Max are hired to prove the son of intrepid explorer Con Bartram is not responsible for his father's murder in a Wiltshire village.
London's Chief Commander John Coffin must deal with a pile of infant skulls unearthed near the police station and the triple murder of a midwife and her 2 daughters.
Terence McCaleb (of BLOOD WORK) helps the LAPD develop a profile of a serial killer. The profile, unfortuantely, best fits a suspect that McCaleb knows and has worked with in the past - Detective Harry Bosch.
Cassie Black's career of robbing casino gamblers of their winnings takes a downturn when she chooses the wrong victim. Now she is on the run from gunmen who somehow know her every move and who are closing in on her most-closely guarded secret.
When he is invited to Sir Walter Raleigh's country estate to join the gathering of a secret society known as the School of the Night, Dr. Simon Forman readily agrees. But trouble follows him there, culminating in a false accusation of murder. The Royal College of Physicians, who've always mistrusted Simon, are only too willing to throw him in jail.
When the past ruthlessly intersects with the present, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are not immune to the devastating consequences. From the lethal German bombings of London in 1939 to the present, where the body of a young woman lies in the wasteland of the abandoned Royal Albert Docks, Crombie weaves a tale of two boys who become allies, then friends. Recommended.
The first Kate Fansler. When young Janet Harrison asks Kate to recommend a Manhattan psychologist, Kate sends her to Dr. Emmanuel Bauer, a friend and former lover. But when the girl is stabbed to death on Bauer's couch, Kate sets out to prove Bauer is innocent.
Sophie Rivers finds Carla, one of her MEd instructors at the University of West Midlands, disturbing, and talks to her old friend, Superintendent Chris Groom. But he has his own problem: two Malay girls have been murdered on his patch. And then Carla disappears.
Less than two hours after three-year old Danielle is kidnapped from a Chicago Cathedral a new web site pops up on the internet - and it features Danielle. Since she is the daughter of a popular country-western singer and a senator, the case is likely to end in heartbreak unless Deputy Chief of Detectives Polly Kelly can find the girl before she is harmed.
Renovations of the decrepit Alhambra Arms uncover a dead body, stashed behind the crumbling walls for 40 years. Judith McMonigle Flynn's discovery of some more recent remains on the premises threatens to send property values through the floorboards. Judith believes the two crimes connected.
An assistant cameraperson for a Network News team, Rune discovers a taped interview of a convicted killer protesting his innocence. Rune rushes to the rescue of the convict, who happens to be the former head of Network News.
In Copenhagen to locate missing Stinger missiles, State Department counter-terrorist Casey Collins returns to her apartment to find a murdered biker. Then she learns that her partner in the Stinger project has been shot, caught in a war over Danish turf between the Hell's Angels and the rival Bandidos. The link between the two deaths leads her from the violent criminal underworld to the highest circles of power.
Ute shaman Daisy Perika warns a small girl that if she kills a spider, the Grandmother Spider will emerge from her cavern under Navajo Lake and bite off human heads. Two men then vanish from the lake's shore. Tribal policeman Charlie Moon doesn't share the old woman's belief in the supernatural and is determined to get to the rational source.
From the author of BOOKED TO DIE. Singer Holly Carnahan and writer Jack Dulaney come to station WHAR on the New Jersey Coast in 1942. The disappearance of Holly's father and the disappearance of an actor seemed tied to the radio station.
DS Wesley Peterson and his boss Gerry Heffernan are called to investigate when a skeleton is unearthed on a Devon smallholding. Heffernan is convinced that the remains are of a man who disappeared three years earlier, but Peterson believes that the corpse is a thousand year old Viking. However, there is a much more urgent crime: the disappearance of a Danish tourist who has possibly been abducted.
Utah state senator Maggie Hansen's campaign for one last term of office is rocked by the murder of environmentalist Steve Tate. The chief suspect is the senator's caustic brother, a powerful rancher who had accused Tate of shooting his cattle. Troubleshooter Sam McCall must find the real killer before Maggie's campaign becomes a lost cause.
DI Madeleine Fox's squad investigates when a woman is found strangled on a torture rack in the basement of her fashionable Highgate home. The investigation charts a descent into London's S&M underworld, the murky politics of Freemasonry and heavyweight Westminster identities. By the time the file is closed, five people are dead, untold lives irretrievably ruined, and Fox has learned more about the certainty of evil than she ever wanted to know.
Montreal detective Emile Cinq-Mars (of CITY OF ICE) is invited to meet a woman at a familiar ice fishing spot and instead finds a corpse. Only the back of the head is visible, the remainder of the body concealed in the lake. Pulled up by the hair through the ice fishing hole the victim bears the mark of a single bullet through the neck. Emile pursues the victim's ties to a drug company into a complex universe peopled by macho cops, organized crime members, and a native rights activist.
An old friend of Leo Waterman's has purchased some choice property in North America's only rainforest, and become the victim of irksome harassment by the offended locals. When the trouble escalates into the realm of the lethal and the authorities treat the ever-escalating body count with bland indifference, Waterman figures it's time for him - with some help from his legmen, "the Boys" back in Seattle - to get involved.
A tale from the nerve centres of high finance to the corridors of Congress to the secret sanctums of inherited wealth and power. Bo Hancock has become a liability to his brother Paul, headed for the White House. He covered up a monstrous crime involving Paul 16 years ago, and now a sudden rash of killings is forcing him to choose between family loyalty and personal honour.
Recovering from the recent tragedy of his wife's death in a cliff fall, Tony Sheridan goes to stay with his sister-in-law Lucy and her husband in Otherways. As Sheridan finds himself attracted to Lucy he also becomes troubled by weird and vivid dreams resulting from a murder committed back in 1939 that still has resonances for those living in the house. Sheridan and Lucy embark on a secret love affair unaware of the disaster about to strike, one far worse than a wrecked marriage or betrayed friendship.
Kinsey Millhone buys the contents of a defaulted storage unit for 30 bucks. A letter she finds amid childhood memorabilia forces her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marrriage and an old, unsolved murder.
Trumble is a minimum security federal prison, home to drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, and at least four lawyers. And three former judges who call themselves The Brethren, one each from Texas, California and Mississippi. They meet each day in Trumble's law library where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. And hatch money-making schemes. When one of their scams goes awry, it ensnares an innocent on the outside, a man with dangerous friends.
Pet detective Delilah Doolittle investigates her husband's murder two years ago during a performance of the Canine Chorus. The clues - an ostrich egg and a boa-wearing Pekingese, lead straight to Las Vegas.
A terrorist bomb set off in a Georgetown restaurant kills the girlfriend of CIA operative Kirk McGarvey and wounds his daughter. He seeks vengeance while struggling with an escalating crisis in the Far East.
Hannah Keller, a crime novelist, stumbles across a copy of one of her books in a second hand store which is full of strange marginal notes and underlined passages. She finds in those cryptic notations a direct message from the killer of her parents.
14 original tales of crimes of the heart, featuring Cannell, Dunlap, Hart, Haywood, Pickard, Robinson and others.
In her career, investigative reporter Kelly Robolo has seen it all. But when she gets a frantic phone call from an old friend whose husband, a high-ranking casino employee, has gone missing, she embarks on a case that will put her to a test she's never faced before: survival.
When Maggody's high school connects to the internet, the students head straight for the porno sites. Soon photos of prominent citizens appear on the net. But when the dead body of promiscuous young woman is found, police chief Arly Hanks must use her low-tech resourcefulness to find the murderer.
The first half of the novel is classic Evan Hunter, told by a man obsessed and ending in a late night confrontation in a mid-town bordello. The story is picked up by Ed McBain, the master of the modern police procedural.
After Allander Atlasia escpes from the Tower, the world's most extreme maximum security prison, ex-FBI profiler Jade Marlow is thought to be the one man diabolical enough to catch the infamous psychopath, who has embarked on a vicious killing spree where each kill reenacts his own depraved past.
In Tuscon, 20 years ago, psychopath Andrew Carlisle brought blood and terror into the home of Diana Ladd Walker and her family. When Carlisle died in prison, Diana and her husband, ex-county sheriff Brandon Walker, believed the nightmare was over. But now their adopted daughter Lani - a Native American teenager destined, according to Tohono O'otham legend, to become a woman of great power - has vanished. Carlisle's malevolence lives on in another - who intends to make Lani and her parents suffer a slow and agonizing torture.
One by one, Britain's beloved small presses are being gobbled up by corporate giants and Alex Plumtree's prestigious publishing house, Plumtree Press, looks like the latest target. Could the mysterious death of a bestselling author be part of a scheme to make Plumtree Press just another tentacle of a corporate publishing octopus? Alex travels to the Frankfurt Book Fair to uncover the truth.
At Ball's Bluff, outside of Leesburg, Virginia, a Union Colonel has been murdered. Harrison Raines must cross Union and Confederate lines in order to find the culprit.
In the ancient tradition, 97-year-old Aana Clearwater opened her door to greet a masked reveler during the yearly whale hunting festival in Barrow, Alaska, only to be savagely assaulted. Then she disappeared. Inupiat police officer Raymond Atla investigates.
San Francisco-based PI Nick Merchant is in the business of finding heirs for a cut of the estate. So when Gerald Jacobs is found dead in a creaky old house in upstate New York, Nick thinks he's about to score the payday of a lifetime. Unfortunately he's got some pretty stiff competition. Working with his partner/former girlfriend Alex Moreno, he has less than a week to uncover the secret behind the $22 million dollar fortune.
Colonial Newbury harbours death when the arrival of a mysterious Quaker couple seems to trigger a string of tragedies - compelling midwife Catherine Williams to investigate.
Victoria and Guy Blakeney-Jones inherit the tiny Cornish Island of Trelise and set to work restoring the legendary sub-tropical gardens, laid out by Guy's ancestors on the site of an ancient monastery. But as work on the garden proceeds, Victoria becomes enmeshed in mysteries hidden beneath the overgrown walks and terraces and begins to seek answers in the trunkloads of family letters and diaries in the house's cavernous attics.
Lawyer Paul Madriani defends a brilliant research physician, even though he believes the man to be a killer. Then a key witness for the prosecution dies unexpectedly, leaving behind an incriminating note.
When 'full-figured' Savannah Reid's ex-partner's ex-wife is found dead in his trailer, it's up to Savannah to clear Dirk's name and find the real criminal.
Greenwhich Village is decked with snow and mistletoe in December, 1920. Prohibition may be the law, but the speakeasies are crowded with writers and artists, friends and lovers. In the midst of this conviviality, poet-sleuth Olivia Brown finds herself investigating the mysterious death of a young nanny, who was employed by one of Olivia's friends.
The Village after World War I: poet Olivia Brown is determined to experience everything her neighbourhood has to offer. She writes her poems, acts in Eugene O'Neill's new plays and spends her nights in a speakeasy called Chumley's. That's where Olivia is headed one night when she literally trips over the body of a dead woman, and finds herself on the trail of a killer who is planning a personal revenge.
Los Angeles literary agent Charlie Greene goes to Las Vegas for some gambling and instead finds seven murders in seven days, a hot new client with an obsession with "Area 51", a casino robbery and $200,000 in missing cash.
Two weeks after Maureen saw Ann Harris in the Glasgow Women's Shelter, nursing two broken ribs and smelling of a long binge on cheap drink, Ann is found washed up by the Thames. Maureen travels to London to investigate and finds herself embroiled in a seedy world of deceit and violence.
Chief of police Max Harper is being framed for a double homicide in Molena Point. Joe Grey knows that Harper is no murderer, and knows he wouldn't kidnap a little girl who is a potential witness to the crime. Joe and his feline sidekick Dulcie try to track down the real killer while trying to keep their remarkable power of human speech safe from prying ears.
Remo and Chiun attempt to untangle a mess that runs from the White House to the Mob and to a small maximum security prison cell where an infamous Mafia don has hatched the ultimate scheme of vengeance and profit.
In Loon Lake, Michigan bodies are found one by one, brutally executed, with mysteriously coded death cards placed beside each corpse. Detective Louis Kincaid had come here to escape the horrors of the past but instead must now find and confront a psychopath.
When infamous Boston society blackmailer Colonel Mann is murdered in his hotel suite, few mourn him. Addington Ames had come to retrieve love letters written by his cousin Val that had fallen into Mann's possession, but when he discovers Mann's corpse the letters are missing. Addington must track down the killer to save his cousin's reputation on the eve of her marriage into impeccable society.
The dead man lies in a battered punt drifting on the Thames, his arms and legs chained to the sides of the boat. He is clad in a torn green gown. Flowers bestrew his battered body. Inspector Pitt's search leads him deep into London's Bohemia and into studios where masters of light and shadow are experimenting with the new art of photography.
From the author of the Jane Whitefield novels. John Walker, a young data analyst for an insurance company, becomes involved in an insurance fraud investigation. A very large death benefit has been paid out, but not to the legitimate beneficiary. Walker is in love with the agent who approved the payment and who has now gone missing. The investigation leads Walker and his partner, the strange and unsettling Max Stillman, to a peaceful corner of the New Hampshire countryside.
Eugenia Potter travels to Rhode Island to collaborate on a Rhode Island cookbook with old friend Stanley Parker. However a tasting party results in Stanley Parker's death and it turns out that each of the six guests who brought a dish had a motive for murder.
Fast-paced, atmospheric suspense: a Miami homicide detective Susannah Cannon finds herself drawn into the realm of a cunning serial killer whose victims are lonely, successful women. Disturbing memories of her own past and of other, unsolved crimes are triggered as she fights to deciper the few clues she has.
DI John Rebus is charged with liason at Queensbury House, home to the new Scottish Parliament. But darkness begins to gather when three bodies are discovered, and Rebus digs up secrets twenty years buried.
Each year Bill Smith comes to a small rural upstate town to retreat from his life as a New York City PI. On this visit, however, a local painter asks him to find six of her stolen paintings. By the time his partner Lydia Chin joins him in the investigation, the daughter of a politician has disappeared and a local hood has been murdered.
12 authors contribute stories, mystery Southern-style, including Deaver, Maron, Hess, Smith, Womack, Cook and Shankman.
Sarah Trant is a convicted murderer who has one last appeal before her death sentence is carried out. She's also Greg Monarch's former lover. To clear her name, Greg must travel to an idyllic California community where the beautiful climate masks an atmosphere of evil, where decades of deception have corrupted a paradise.
Only one year out of prison, romantically involved and working the first legitimate job she's had, Montana repo woman Meg finds herself implicated in a dangerous web of infidelity, greed and murder. From the author of EASY MONEY.
Gabriel Allon, after losing his wife and daughter to the dangers that accompanied him everywhere, left Israeli intelligence and became an art restorer. But now his talents are required again, to thwart the plot of Palestinian zealots designed to destroy the Middle East peace negotiations.
Toronto in the Fifties. Washed-up boxer Tommy Cochrane and his friend T-Bone head for Toronto on quest for the $5000 Tommy needs to buy back his grandfather's farm. But figures from the past appear, all with a need for five grand.
When her attacker is freed on new DNA evidence, a rookie policewoman turns to Jim Christensen to pull the truth from her shattered mind - before the man who left her for dead returns to finish the job.
Alabama attorney Tom McInnes returns to his hometown of Cooper's Bend to investigate his brother's death in the river. When he receives no satisfactory answer, he decides to stay awhile. And then he begins to uncover the secrets that can kill.
A man charged with notorious murders on the ship "Mygirl" has disappeared and his wife suspects a revenge killing. Alaska PI Cecil Younger investigates, and realizes that the the players in the still-unsolved mystery are all on the move. To find the answers he needs, Younger must leave his family and track a sloop named The Naked Horse, adrift on the storm-tossed sea.
First of three Inspector Jack Oxby art mysteries. A world-renowned art collector has challenged Oxby to locate the mysterious Faberge Imperial egg. He learns that the object has a history that is a century-long catalogue of scandal, betrayal and murder.
The sheriff first suspects that Vinny died when his car rolled over on a treacherous curve on Lookout Mountain. Then he finds the gunshot wound. And with a large insurance policy as a motive, suspicion falls on his wife Laura. Now lawyer Barbara Holloway faces the biggest challenge of her career: an innocent client with no defense.
Entangled in a legal bind by a slimy talent agent named Lemon B. Crenshaw, milliner Brenda Midnight tries to get even by stealing Lemmy's beloved bra collection. But while she is stealing the collection, someone is murdering Lemmy, and now Brenda is in deep trouble.
Since her breakup with her fiance and the sudden death of her Aunt Caroline, Mary George Murphy tried suicide but failed. Then she meets Augusta Goodnight, a super-sleuth angel who died during World War II. Augusta is positive that Mary George's aunt didn't fall down those steps on her own. With Augusta's guidance, Mary George begins to uncover clues to her aunt's death and to find little joys that make life worth living.
Anna Pigeon travels to Mississippi to take a new job as district ranger, not expecting the animosity that greets her. But that takes a back burner when a young girl's body is found in a country cemetary, a noose around the neck.
Marti begins to settle into her new role as wife to Ben and mother to their children, and all seems peaceful. But when an arsonist begins burning down buildings and detonating bombs all around Marti's Chicago suburb, she and her partner Matthew 'Vik' Jessenovik, must put aside their personal lives and investigate.
Third in the "Movie Lover's Mystery" series, set around the Paradise Palace, owned by a movie-mad family with a second career in crime-solving.
Maine reporter Jack McMorrow returns to his roots in New York City and delves into big city crime and corruption. The mayor has been murdered. It's the story of a lifetime, a story every reporter dreams of writing. And Jack's the perfect man for the job. That is, until he becomes a suspect.
It's time for Harry's 20th high school reunion - and someone has named her Most Likely to Die. Only the catlike reflexes of Mrs. Murphy can save the day.
Trade Ellis's part-time PI practice is as dry as the desert - until bull rider J. B. Calendar marries a candy heiress who's crazy to turn cowgirl. Abigail Van Thiessen has 32 years and a few hundred million dollars on her husband. So when she meets an untimely death on a romantic horseback ride with her newlywed stud, the cops suspect foul play. J. B. hires Trade to prove his innocence and she discovers another murder in town the same night that Abby died.
2000 Edgar award for best novel! A deal with serial killer Nick Parrish to locate the body of the missing Judith Sayre traps Irene Kelly in the Sierra Nevada mountains with a dedicated serial killer who is ready to strike again.
A compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate - through the time of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos.
The New Lots projects in Brooklyn have a 24-hour drug market and a terrifying warren of dark hallways and burnt-out apartments. When a war for control breaks out between a crack gang and the ruthless Muslim Security Company, the call goes out to the one man who can stop it, NYPD Detective Loyd Shaw - a man who has nothing to lose.
A surprise blizzard dumps snow on the steps of Hitchcock Sewell's funeral home - and leaves behind the corpse of a murdered waitress as well. Hitch's television meteorologist girlfriend sees the crime as an opportunity to move into hard news, sending Hitch from low-life strip joints to high tone mansions. Recommended.
Laura Winslow came to Tucson hoping her past would never find her. Now working as a high-tech sleuth for Miguel Zepeda, an aging PI who lives on a reservation, she hides within the internet. But when Miguel disappears, Laura investigates an alleged fraud within a small drug company. With no clue to her boss's whereabouts, she is dragged into a maze of gangs, scams and murder.
Detective Nathan Heller is handpicked by Colonel Lindbergh to search for the kidnapped Lindbergh baby. His search for the truth takes him from a Chicago train station to a secluded farmhouse in Michigan. Winner of the 1991 Shamus Award.
An American physician is hand-picked by the US government to contact a fellow doctor obsessed with genetic cleansing that will rid the world of ethnic diversity and create one pure race - and assassinate him.
A never-before-published Location Scout mystery. John Pellam is working on a no-budget documentary on New York's Hell's Kitchen when suspicious fires begin ravaging tenement buildings and claiming lives.
A corpse found in Helma Zukas's neighbour's garden interrupts the librarian's long-overdue meeting of the children of her beau, Police Chief Wayne Gallant. When the Chief's investigation causes him a nearly fatal fall from a cliff, and an incriminating library book is found at the scene, Helma and her bohemian friend Ruth swing into action.
A break-in at the University's physics department yields evidence of a secret government weapons project, and now Martin starts to uncover a conspiracy that provides an answer to the mystery of the final, fatal flight of his grandfather, a legendary fighter pilot with the RAF.
An old friend, now Head of Entertainment at a television network, asks Benny Cooperman to protect her after a friend was murdered in her house. Benny travels to Toronto and poses unconvincingly as her executive assistant amidst a tangle of competing executives, back-biting lawyers, arrogant producers and hopeful hangers-on. And then another employee of the network is murdered.
Owen Keane returns to his alma mater Boston College. His longtime friend is found murdered and beside the body is a yellowed newspaper account of a 25-year old unsolved rape. DNA evidence revealed the friend's guilt, but Owen is determined to find out why someone has gone to great lengths to implicate an innocent man.
Hannah Swenson, owner of Lake Eden's popular bakery The Cookie Jar, is busy trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off. Then Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow dairy, is found dead behind her bakery with her famous Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him.
Francine and Ruth, mother and daughter, are torn apart as Singapore falls to the Japanese in World War II. When the war ends, Ruth has vanished. 30 years later, a woman claiming to be Francine's daughter appears ... a woman with the most powerful motive in the world to lie.
In a small town in Oregon, gunfire erupts in a school building. As if the crime isn't horrifying enough, the shooter is the son of the local sheriff. But as deputy sheriff Rainey Conner digs deeper into the case she discovers something more sinister - the boy may have been the pawn in the master plan of a vicious killer.
During a search for the source of phony gemstones Lovejoy finds that the Goldhorn's King's Road antique shop has now been taken over a by thug Dieter Gluck. Thanks to him Colette Goldhorn is on the street, her husband mysteriously dead, and her 15-year-old son Mortimer's life is at risk. Mortimer has a familiar face and a genius for sensing genuine articles from fake.
Security guard Jack Dwyer is on duty when TV News anchorman David Curtis is murdered on camera. His failure to prevent the crime steels his determination to solve the case.
In 1957 the Edsel made its debut in Black River Falls, Iowa. The local Ford dealership was hosting a baton-swirling celebration to welcome the car of the future when Susie Squire's body was found in the trunk of one of the new cars. Now PI Sam McCain tries to find out who killed the wife of the town's most prominent lawyer before the guilty party hits the road.
Canadian author. Toronto shopkeeper Lara McClintoch returns in a new archaeological mystery where ancient legend and modern greed intertwine in a high-stakes hunt for sunken treasure.
Alex McKnight, ex-Detroit cop and ex-minor-league baseball player turned private eye, (first appearing in the EDGAR-winning A COLD DAY IN PARADISE) agrees to shelter a young Ojibwa woman from her abusive boyfriend. She disappears the next morning. Alex suspects the boyfriend abducted her, but his search reveals more suspects and a thickening web of crime from the secret world of the Ojibwa reservation.
Elizabeth is now Queen of England. Her triumphant entrance procession into London is marred by the brutal murder of a high-living lady of the court. Abetted by the band of loyal retainers introduced in THE POYSON GARDEN, the young queen is soon spearheading a sub rosa investigation that leads inexorably to a sinister plot against Elizabeth herself. Recommended.
A journalist with a name for championing the underdog is found trussed and strangled in her flat. In order for Detective Bill Slider to solve the murder, he must learn the secret that the killer is protecting.
Crime boss Jack Fox kills journalist Katherine Johnson when she gets too close to his secrets. Katherine's ex-husband Blake Johnson is head of a clandestine White House department and enlists the aid of ex-terrorist Sean Dillon and begins to follow Fox's money trail. Recommended.
The Rashid family holds the U. S. President accountable for a series of attacks against their power and their honour. Blake Johnson and Sean Dillon must weave together widely scattered hints to protect the President.
Three men have been brutally murdered in Gale Grayson's hometown of Statler's Cross, Georgia. Could the murders be a sign that urban violence has swept into this peaceful refuge? Or could Gale's research into the mysteries of the English language have ignited a killer's desire to bury some painful secrets?
Ex-FBI Agent Jay Fletcher is now in the Witness Security Program. She is trying to forget about "Billy Bones" and all the other serial killers. But now Billy is on the loose and emails a challenge. Unless his old nemesis Jay is brought out of hiding and assigned to his case he will go on another killing spree. Recommended.
En route to a lavish wedding in Florida, Nick and Julia Lambros witness a car plunge off a bridge and the failed attempt to rescue a young woman. The bride-to-be fears her wedding is cursed and Nick and Julia become convinced someone is prepared to go to great lengths to stop this wedding.
On their way to a feast hosted by the de Courtenays, Furnshill and Puttock find the murdered corpse of Sir Gilbert, a Knight Templar. The situation is confounded when a decapitated body is found and Furnshill is attacked.
Kate, newly single, is lonely. At first she thinks the young man who insists on making friends with her may be a pleasant new contact. But soon she feels uneasy. Martin is not who he says he is, and though he does not seem to be connected to any of the recent deaths in Cambridge, no one knows what he is up to.
On a beautiful summer day, Ellen Chambers watches helplessly as her teenage daughter Moreen marries a violent man who will make Mo's life miserable. As Ellen wonders wistfully if it's possible to get away with murder, a handsome young stranger leans in to her and whispers, "It is". The uninvited wedding guest is Neal Chambers, who left town 12 years earlier in the wake of a family tragedy. By accepting Neal's offer of friendship, Ellen inadvertently sets in motion events that pull them together in a web of lies, secrets, betrayal and death.
In World War II England residents of Sitting Marsh depend on Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, lady of the Manor House, to take care of things - from sorting out local gossip to solving the occasional murder. When a teenage girl's body is found below a cliff, villagers call it an accident, but the girl's mother and Elizabeth think it was murder.
Naomi Roth finds the drowned body of a newborn baby girl floating in the Sabbathday River near a small New Hampshire town. The police quickly finger Heather Pratt, a young single mother who had an affair with a married man and unapologetically bore his child, as the prime suspect. After Heather confesses, Naomi is convinced that neither the police nor Heather are telling the truth.
Clara Morelli's small Sonoma Valley vineyard produces a luscious cabernet. Bertram Hill, an aggressive corporation of dubious reputation, wants to take over Morelli Vineyards, making an offer almost too generous to refuse. But Clara is suspicious of the would-be buyer's motives - especially when they will not take 'no' for an answer.
When Jimmy Marcus's daughter is found murdered, his childhood friend Sean Devine is assigned the case. His personal life unravelling, the investigation leads him on a collision course with Jimmy Marcus, a man with a dark past eager to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there's Dave Boyle, a man who hides monstrous secrets beneath a bland facade - secrets his wife Celeste is only beginning to suspect.
Dismas Hardy is furious and frustrated when he learns that his wife, Franny Hardy, is in jail for refusing to reveal a friend's secrets to a grand jury investigating that friend for murdering his wife. Recommended.
Edinburgh DI Jim Meldrum's headache gets worse when the beautiful redheaded woman in an evening dress, found stabbed to death in an upstairs bedroom, is identified as well-connected city businessman Brian Ashton.
From the author of THE BIRD YARD and A LIKENESS IN STONE. When Robbie McLaughlan, a Flying Squad officer with London's Metropolitan Police, shoots and kills a robber during a bank raid, his private and professional lives begin to fall apart. The family of the dead man discovers McLaughlan's identity and abducts his young son with the intention of luring McLaughlan to his death.
Caroline must discover whether her husband, a risk-taking CIA agent, is involved in the kidnapping of the American Vice President in Berlin.
An incompetent geneticist, Dr. Darren White loses his job with the Institute. Then the discovery of mysterious police DNA profiles on a second-hand computer leads him to an unsolved crime. But what is the crime - and who is the victim?
DS Ian Kerr and DCI Jacobson of Crowby CID are baffled. A small-time burglar laden with a stereo literally stumbles over the corpse of academic Dr. Roger Harvey, dead on the floor of his flat for four days. Harvey had no criminal connections and his friends and family are unable to shed any light on the crime.
A serial killer has been preying on young women in New York's East Village--a twisted maniac whose obsession for removing his victims' eyes has earned him the nickname The Sandman. For TV news producer Michael Carpo the gruesome murders have hit close to home...because the killer's latest victim lived on his block.
Still reeling from her husband's death, Carole Ann Gibson, once a high-powered Washington DC attorney, receives a call from her mother in Los Angeles. A Chicano gang has taken over the neighbourhood and two elderly black women have been murdered. The LAPD refuses to investigate, and Carole Ann risks her life to uncover the reason behind the police indifference.
A top-secret FBI file is missing. The unlucky grad student who uncovered it is dead, and his ex-girlfriend is on the run, accused of his murder. Mark Beamon is the best man to find the documents - even though he's been suspended from the Bureau. It may be his last chance at saving his career, and his country.
Dr. Hannah Strindberg, who runs a secretive project on Helix Island in Puget Sound, is killed in an arson fire. Fish and Wildlife agent Venus Diamond knew of the doctor's work in cloning embryos of endangered species and agrees to take on the investigation. At the centre of her case is Breedhaven, a controversial project with many detractors, and a plan too audacious to be publicly revealed.
Istanbul's Inspector Cetmin Ikmen and his childhood friend forensic pathologist Arto Sarkissian are called to an apartment to investigate a death. They learn that the 20-year-old man was never seen entering or leaving by his neighbours. The only visitor was a solitary well-dressed Armenian. The limbs of the body are atrophied, and the man seems to have been kept a prisoner inside a gilded cage. But why?
FBI agent Kat Bronsky investigates a series of bizarre accidents that sent passenger jets spiraling into horrifying death dives, suspecting a deadly new weapon has been deployed.
Tess Haviland purchases a 19th century carriage house on Boston's north shore. However, a few weeks after starting restoration, she discovers a skeleton buried inside a basement wall. When she brings over neighbour Andrew Thorne to see it, it is gone. Andrew begins to believe there is a connection between the body and a prominent local family.
In this prequel to the series, single Faith Sibley is energized by the success of her New York City catering business. Then she runs into old high school friend and socialite Emma. Emma is the victim of a blackmailer who threatens to expose the secrets of her past. And then a murder puts Emma's life and not just her reputation in peril.
Revision of an earlier novel, VIRGIN. A former nun turned private investigator is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate a series of virgin births across the world.
Pitt's testimony against a powerful murderer results in a demotion to the clandestine Special Branch in the dangerous East End, where he is to work undercover in Whitechapel, investigating alleged anarchist plots. He does not anticipate the horrors that will be revealed.
Nine memorable stories, including the novella-length "High Mysterious Union", a dark gripping tale of obsession and bloodless violence in remote, rural England.
After a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, reporter Alex Bernier is assigned to cover efforts to rescue a vaudeville theatre in Gabriel, New York. But when it is torn down, the body of a young actress who vanished in 1926 is found. As Alex delves into the long-buried mystery, someone is killing the people who tried to save the theatre and is more than willing to add Alex to his list.
When Jack Newlin discovers his wife's lifeless body he decides to frame himself for murder. He confesses to the police and hires the inexperienced Mary DiNunzio to defend him. She begins to suspect instead of having a guilty client protesting his innocence the truth is just the opposite.
Thanksgiving in Pearlie Beach, a small town on North Carolina's Outer Banks, is disrupted when the body of a local man missing since World War II is dragged from the beach's water - with several rare Confederate coins in his hand and a knife in his chest. Professor Simon Shaw finds himself embroiled in a 50-year-old mystery of strange disappearances and suspicious deaths.
Courtroom drama, exposing the world of big-time lawyers and feeding-time law sharks. Mike Daley, booted out of a San Francisco partnership, is called upon to defend an ex-colleague accused of murdering two lawyers at the old firm.
Jaded transit cop Richard Corrigan didn't expect to find himself trekking through the Wyoming wilderness - with the governor of New York no less. Corrigan can't understand why the governor is more concerned about his public image than his personal safety. And what's more disturbing is the danger that lurks at every twist and turn in the rugged mountain trails.
Detective Inspector George Hennessey of the City of York Police investigates when the bodies of a middle-aged couple are found in a shallow grave. At first they seemed to have had no enemies, but as he looks closer there are all too many people who wished the Williamses harm.
Novelist Jonathan Vail's disappearance made him a legend. 35 years after the writer embarked on a camping trip in Utah's Sliprock Canyon, archivist Claire Reynier finds himself drawn into the mystery. A search for Vail's journal leads him to a case of cold-blooded murder and a devoted fan determined to keep the mystery of Vail's vanishing buried forever.
Colorado attorney Cinda Hayes (of RENDER UP THE BODY) pursues a traumatized client to her refuge among a militia group in the plains east of Boulder. She needs evidence for the case against her client's father, a respected professor and Colorado senatorial candidate, accused by the daughter of child abuse.
The cold case of a murder of two teenage girls is reopened 10 years later, prompting clinical psychologist Alan Gregory to compile a psychological profile of the victims.
A legitimate arms dealer is making an illegal gun run and incurs the wrath of cops, coworkers, and criminals. He's left with no option but to 'run'.
Still an exile, Marcus Corvinus is spending his time sampling wine and ogling local talent when his father-in-law is accused of murder. Marcus uncovers a major wine-making fraud, as well as a sorry tale of infidelity, treachery, deceit and betrayal.
In the summerhouse of the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts, the dead body of a woman of 'dubious reputation' sits at a table in an evening gown. Rose Callahan travels from Kentucky to unmask the killer.
When a young prostitute is found dead on a boat in the Castlemere Canal, the detectives quickly determine that she was pushed from a roof and then thrown in the canal. Meanwhile, there's a hired killer on the loose who misses his mark and hits Shapiro instead, leaving a shaken Graham and Donovan to deal with another fatal confrontation.
Carlotta Carlyle thinks she's doing a friend a favour when she agrees to burglar-proof an elderly recluse's apratment. But 24 hours later the woman turns up dead, her apartment ransacked, and Carlotta is left with a lot of questions - and entertainment moguls and real estate magnates breathing down her neck.
Carlotta Carlyle, in her search for a client's lost love, encounters envirnomental activists, shady construction firms, buried treasure, and her own dark secrets.
Simon Brett, Carolyn Hart, Peter Lovesey, Margaret Maron, Anne Perry and Nancy Pickard are among those represented in this year's offering from the organization devoted to the traditional mystery.
The new Hamish Macbeth. Lochdubh's dustman has been promoted to man the new and elaborate recycling centre. Now a bullying tyrant with a uniform and a truck he issues harsh fines and enforces petty rules - until he is found dead, stuffed into a recycling bin.
Former heroin addict Tommy Jarrett was writing a book about recovery when he was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Surprised to hear of his death, Hamish Macbeth becomes suspicious of the church that Tommy had joined. Posing as homeless and depressed he joins the church and volunteers his services as a handyman.
When police detective Frank Janus falls asleep people die. Either a killer is playing mind games with him - or he's a killer himself.
After a fire at Llanfair's new French restaurant makes murder the dish du jour, Constable Evans is on the case.
Julia Havilland returns to her village, her military career under investigation, and begins to probe the death of a young woman and her six-year-old daughter nearly 15 years before.
Very little disturbs the calm of the self-contained retirement settlement of Fethering on England's southern coast. Then Carole Seddon finds a body on the beach - which disappears by the time the police arrive. Only her unusual neighbour, Jude, is ready to believe Carole and so the two women turn detectives.
Pesky chain letters from a mysterious "Sister Sophonisba" requesting money for a local hospital fund and threatening divine retribution against those who don't contribute suddenly become more ominous when a hospital director is murdered and the weapon turns up at the local post office. Harry and Mrs. Murphy investigate.
The newspapers dubbed her The Black Dahlia. Nathan Heller knew her - intimately - as Elizabeth Short. To discover the identity of the fiend who destroyed her, Heller must lay bare the terrifying truth behind Hollywood's make-believe facade.
For Dr. Holly Fisher, it is worse than a medical nightmare. The theft of her ovum from a fertility clinic is an ethical horror that puts her in the path of a man willing to destroy the laws of nature - and everyone who opposes him.
Immediately after his retirement, John Chase is summoned to investigate the apparent suicide of his former boss - the director of the FBI. After uncovering incriminating photos and being attacked by paramilitary radicals, John enlists an elite team of ex-FBI agents in a furious psychological duel between the nation's top profiler and a ruthless mastermind.
1923 Cheshire: feisty flapper Daisy Dalrymple arrives at gloomy Occles Hall on assignment for Town and Country magazine. While photographing the gardens she discovers the buried corpse of a missing parlour maid.
Plump PI Desiree Shapiro discovers that by ignoring her answering machine messages she missed a desperate call from a woman who is now dead.
When a dog drags home a few bones, no one thinks twice. But when the village's chief inspector finds reason to suspect foul play, he places a call to his old friend Gideon Oliver, the famed Skeleton Detective. Once Gideon arrives, murder piles on murder, puzzle on puzzle, and electrifying surprise on surprise.
The government works to cover up the death of a drug lord, Reyaldo Juarez, shot and killed despite direct orders from the US Attorney General to take him alive at all costs.
Vincent Rubio is a Los Angeles private eye who is a velociraptor disguised as a human being. He has a dead partner, an addiction to basil and a hard time keeping his tail tucked away in his latex human suit. A routine arson investigation sends him to New York, the scene of his partner's suspicious death by runaway taxi. Recommended.
In her eleventh mystery, newly-married Kate Jasper has been unfairly targeted by a radical group of deer supporters and must track down a killer, saying goodbye to any hopes of a honeymoon.
Noir Kinsey Millhone. The disappearance of a prominent physician leads Kinsey into a danger-filled maze of duplicity and double-dealing as she taps into the intricacies of a cunning Medicare fraud.
Popular fantasy writer Bennis Hannaford is in Connecticut visiting a friend of her mother's. When the daughter of the woman, considered to be the most popular debutante coming out this season, is found dead, Bennis is stuck in the middle. She calls on her main squeeze, widower and retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to come up from Philadelphia and help her out.
May 1560: the court lutenist takes a plunge from a royal tower and Queen Elizabeth must search for a traitor and a conspiracy.
What if two very different women had the exact same name? A penthouse apartment, a rolodex full of celebrities' numbers, and nonstop sex - what more could a woman ask for? If only murder weren't involved!
Portland PI Claire Montrose is enlisted by a former co-worker with a critically ill son in need of a bone marrow transplant. Claire must find a long-lost daughter given up for adoption to a secretive agency. Her search begins turning up old secrets that someone is willing to kill to keep buried.
Twilly Spree, an eco-terrorist with a trust fund, is tailing a litterbug in a purple Range Rover with plates that read "cojones". Before he knows it Twilly is up to his own cojones in corrupt Florida politicos and some very sick puppies, including a Republicans-only hooker and a millionaire developer with a fetish for Barbies. Recommended.
A University of Michigan mystery. Anneke Haagen and Karl Genesko are finally getting married. However their preparations are interrupted by a murder among a group of computer gamers.
2020: a tuberculosis epidemic has wiped out thousands and mass emigration threatens the stability of the western world. Russia, now gripped by mob corruption and despair, sends Chief Inspector Constantin Vadim to help a US pro-Russian presidential candidate whose wife has been threatened. He is on hand, therefore, when the series of killings - targeting the candidate's closest supporters - begins.
Former homicide detective J. P. Beaumont accompanies his grandmother and her new husband on their honeymoon cruise to Alaska. Beaumont finds himself the target of the tempestuous Margaret Featherman. But then Margaret takes a fatal fall from the ship, witnessed by a security camera and a hapless Alzheimer's patient.
Rae Newborn has moved to Folly Island to restore the house of her mysterious great-uncle. But as disturbing incidents multiply, she begins to wonder whether she is paranoid, or whether a threat is really there. Recommended.
The Gourmet Detective is at a luxurious Swiss spa attending a cooking conference when two editors from a glamourous lifestyle magazine disappear - and a lawyer shows up to inquire about the stories they were writing. What secrets had they uncovered?
In the streets of Washington D. C. innocence and corruption collide. Two boys blowing off some steam ... a murder they never saw coming ... a city set to explode...
Jew Benjamin Weaver, a pugilist who works the criminal underworld pursuing debtors and thieves for aristocratic clients, is an outsider in 18th century London. A tip leads him to investigate the supposedly accidental death of his estranged father, a wealthy stock trader.
The beginning of the intrigue/espionage/warfare series Covert-One, featuring four brave souls who must travel across the globe, into the darkest corridors of murder and greed, to save the millions of lives hanging in the balance.
1999 Silver Dagger Award winner. When a commodities broker named Leo Detmers is murdered in 2026 Vienna, his widow turns to a tabloid columnist named Sharkey. Sharkey begins with a graffiti message on the wall of Leo's apartment and progresses through the layers of Leo's life, linking coincidences and secrets, toward a conspiracy rooted in Vienna's dark past.
When Andrew Cope and his ex-policewoman wife Kathy - proprietors of an unsuccessful detective agency, up to their necks in debt and on the verge of losing their home - are found dead in their fume-filled car, there are few who doubt that they have simply taken the easy way out, and DCI Lloyd has to go out on a very insubstantial limb when he treats the deaths as suspicious.
2nd in the series of Civil War mysteries. Narcissa Powers and Judah Daniel are called away from tending to wounded soldiers when a colonel on leave comes home to find his family butchered and his servants clutching knives and raving about spirits. Are rebellious slaves to blame, or could it be the work of an avenging angel?
L. A. TV newsmagazine correspondent Ariel Gold sets out with her grandfather, a spirited Southern charmer to find out why a friend has suddenly been blinded by contaminated eye drops. When she receives a troubling letter, Ariel must decide: is it a message from a forgotten friend - or a masked warning?
Librarian Megan Clark and Murder by the Yard, a mystery reading group touring famous murder sites, reopens an infamous case.
On the first day of Chris Treiger's new job with billionaire Nathan Strauss's powerful PR firm, his boss stuns the corporate world by falling off the balcony of his 9th floor hotel suite.
London, 1699: rumour-mongering Countess Ashby de la Zouche is drawn into a labyrinth of deceit and violence connected to the mysterious world of alchemy when a philandering merchant she is trailing is murdered.
A bloody handprint on a dead-end sign and a missing boy throw a small Texas community into chaos. But when the boy turns up unharmed, they realize too late they've been searching for the wrong person. Someone else in town has vanished - this time for good.
Black comedy. Millionaire recluse Cyrus is a serial killer, his first victims a pair of newlywed outoftowers house-hunting in Manhattan. He is about to collide with an unusual set of characters.
Blue McCarron is a gay, independent social psychologist living outside of San Diego. Like everyone else in the area, she has heard of the case of Beatrice "Muffin" Crandell, a 72-year-old widow who has confessed to having murdered a man several years earlier. As Blue delves into the crime, she finds she must unravel a mystery that is far more dangerous than she bargained for.
New in the series of mysteries set in Victorian England. It's Derby day at Epsom Downs: the stately Lord Charles is there to photograph, his American wife Kate to collect material for her latest novel. But the race becomes life-and-death when one of the jockeys doesn't make it over the finish line.
Potshot, Arizona, is a former mining town transformed into a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires looking for a place to escape their pressures. But a local gang is exploiting and systematically robbing the town, and so Spenser is called in to put the group out of business and establish a police force.
The new Eve Dallas thriller.
When Lucas Davenport is called in to investigate the strangulation murder of a world-class model, he knows it's no usual crime - especially when an old lover comes back into his life whose own secrets may turn out to be the most dangerous ones of all. Recommended.
An old Italian pigeon-keeper kills because of a 50-year-old vendetta. Judy Carrier, an associate at the Philadelphia law firm of Rosato & Associates undertakes his defense, believing he doesn't deserve to go to prison. Her case is looking promising until suddenly the vendetta comes to life again.
First in the Special X series, now back in print. No woman is safe. A killer is on the loose, eluding even DeClerq as he and the police comb the lower depths of the sexual underground on two continents. The cunning sadist has a lust for women, whether they are 'good' or 'bad', that goes beyond even twisted sex or hideous death.
Back in print. A series of grisly murders has San Francisco in a death-grip, the work of a twisted serial killer somewhere between man and monster. Behind his horrific campaign lies a mystery as old as the American West itself, a secret worth protecting and killing for. Chief Superintendent DeClerq joins forces with Inspector Zinc Chandler to hunt the demented villain.
The RCMP's Zinc Chandler forms an uneasy alliance with US homicide detective Madeline Thorne to hunt the elusive Hangman, a cross-Border serial killer. The murders attract other players who want in on the action: small-time lawyer Jeffrey Kline, out to make his name on the killings, his hapless legal partner Justin Whitfield, media shark Sue Frye, who fights for the story, and Zinc's girlfriend, crime writer Alexis Hunt. But nobody is quite what they seem, and the secrets of the past explode in a stunning climax.
It has been twenty years since Anna North survived her brush with death at the hands of a madman. Today Anna writes thrillers under a pen name and she finally feels safe. But then letters begin to arrive from a disturbed fan, she is being followed and her apartment is broken into. A close friend disappears. Soon Anna's past is linked to the murders of three women in New Orleans. Could she be next?
Retired attorney Martha Patterson puts her legal mind to work when her closest friend Hannah Gold is the victim of a break-in where Hannah's assistant is killed. Looking beyond the obvious suspect, only Martha is able to see the fine print in the crime, leading her to a young woman's tragic past.
Cambridge investigator Laura Principal must discover whether a young man is a child that vanished 12 years before on a wild stretch of shoreline in East Anglia. The missing child's mother must know whether this is truly her son - or an interloper. Recommended.
A serial killer is targeting the women of the small, suburban town of Townsend Heights, looking for young, stay-at-home mothers ... exactly like Tasha Banks. One by one her friends are disappearing, only to die in horrific ways.
Joe Durant, National Transporation Safety Board investigator, rushes to an airplane crash outside Seattle and learns that his wife was a victim in the crash. His investigation turns obsessive as the evidence begins to point toward sabotage. Now a psychotic bomber steps forward and promises another strike within ten days.
After a successful delivery a baby falls mysteriously ill. But midwife Sarah Brandt soon discovers the source of the baby's sickness - and a scandal that's paved with greed and deception.
Have the pregnant Navajo women at a health clinic been exposed to whatever is causing the rise in birth defects among lifestock? To Ella Clah that question is very important - she is pregnant. And she has lost her greatest ally - her brother, a medicine man, has sided with her foes, even if that means there will be no justice.
Ex-Atlanta cop Callahan Garrity accompanies her friend and former partner Bucky Deavers to a St. Patrick's day bash. But Bucky is shot in a liquor store on the way there. Callahan is shocked at accusations he might have been working both sides of the law and attempts to penetrate the lethal web of secrecy surrounding the Irish fraternal police organization.
Stonecoat must track the Scalper - an insatiable killer whose grisly calling card cuts deep into the heart of Stonecoat's Native American heritage.
Short courtroom drama and suspense from some of the top female authors, featuring Peri O'Shaughnessey, Jonnie Jacobs, Margaret Maron and more.
When tough-talking urban crime-fighter Filomena Buscarsela learns about a fetid glass factory located in a poor New York neighbourhood, her cop instincts kick in.
Continues the story of the Lee family, started in CHIEFS and continued in GRASS ROOTS. Presidential hopeful Senator Will Lee and his wife Kate, Deputy Director of the CIA, are drawn into a web of political scandal and intrigue during a hotly contested Presidential election.