Five years after Michael "The Tyrant" Tiranno saved Las
Vegas from a terrorist attack, he faces something even more
malevolent in the form of Vladimir Dracu, the evil leader
of an all-powerful criminal organization called Black
Scorpion. Holding much of Eastern Europe in a grip of fear,
Black Scorpion Read more...
When five members of a Tokyo family are murdered in San
Francisco's Japantown, the police bring in Jim Brodie, a
private investigator/antiques dealer proficient in
Japanese, to decipher the only clue left behind -- a piece
of paper displaying an unusual Japanese character, called a
kanji, written on it Read more...
As director of the charitable and prestigious Ballantyne
Foundation of Sea Pine Island, South Carolina, Elliott
(Elli) Lisbon is also expected to perform discreet
inquiries for the foundation's donors and close friends.
This works out well with her other pursuit as an official
PI-in-training. She just wishes Read more...
Nine years ago, Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison were
stationed in Vienna, Austria, with other CIA colleagues
when an attempt to rescue hostages of a hijacked airliner
failed miserably. Everyone on the plane was killed,
including the CIA operative on board who was trying to save
them. Was the plan Read more...
A decade ago in the small inland town of Lake Wales,
Florida, a massacre took place during a political
fundraiser for Birch Fairmont, leaving him and two others
dead in the aftermath. No one was ever apprehended for the
brutal crimes. Wanting to leave all the bad memories
behind, his Read more...
In December 1978, the doors to the First Bank of Cleveland
were closed, chained and locked up tight in the middle of
the night, leaving furniture, furnishings and files exactly
as they were when the employees left for the day. With a
federal investigation eminent in light of fraud
allegations Read more...
Ex-spy Thomas Bettany left the British Intelligence Agency
years ago after devoting decades of his life to undercover
work. Not long after, his wife died and his son, Liam,
blamed him for her death.
Estranged from Liam, Tom has drifted around Europe working
menial jobs and losing himself in Read more...
On a rainy night, an SUV is found at the base of an
embankment in rural New Hampshire. Sgt. Wyatt Foster deals
with the injured driver, Nicole Frank, who is frantically
calling for a young girl named Vero. However, a thorough
search of the area turns up no other occupant Read more...
After her excellent reporting of and help in solving a
child abduction case in Texas, investigative journalist
Kate Page was promoted to Newslead's world headquarters in
Manhattan, New York. It's here that she receives a call
from a detective working a bizarre crime scene in upstate
New York Read more...
For the past 40 years, the Chinese government has been
secretly working on an innovative zoo in Guangdong Province
to showcase a new creature they discovered in a deep
underground cave. Prior to the grand opening of the Great
Zoo of China, Chinese officials have invited a group of VIP Read more...
Desperate government officials are looking for a cure
for 'Gets, a terrible plague afflicting people of every age
all over the world. In their quest, they have built a
research lab, called Trieste, eight miles
deep at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean where cell-
regenerating Read more...
Denmark criminal investigator Louise Rick has recently
taken over the Special Search Agency, a subdivision of
Denmark's Search Department. She immediately becomes
involved in having to identify the body of a woman found
dead in the woods.
Eventually, Louise and her new partner Eik Nordstrom learn
that the woman Read more...
When Grace Elland was 16 years old, she discovered a
murdered body in the basement of a boarded-up asylum. The
incident has affected her life ever since. Now, she's found
the dead body of her boss, Sprague Witherspoon, in his
Seattle bedroom. Sprague is a motivational speaker and Read more...
The crime scene is horrific with the victim, big-game
hunter and world-renowned taxidermist Leon Gott, sustaining
claw marks to his gutted body. The implications are
unbelievable for Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and
medical examiner Maura Isles as they examine the corpse and
the setting of the murder Read more...
Danish detective Carl Mørck investigates cold cases as head
of Department Q. Not only must Carl deal with his offbeat
assistants, Assad and Rose, but now a new person has been
assigned to the team. Carl knows this man is nothing more
than a spy for his officious new Read more...
In Boston, film restoration expert Graham Woodard receives
a call from L.A. that changes his life forever. A reel of
film of the 1926 silent movie Angel of the Abyss,
lost since its premier and in desperate need of
restoration, has been found. The woman in possession Read more...
While meeting up with one of her groups in the Flat Tops
Wilderness Area of Colorado, hunting guide Allison Coil
discovers the partial remains of a human body not far from
camp. There are animal signs around what is left of the
corpse, but did a wild animal cause the Read more...
Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is tracking down a serial
killer who has her recalling a case her great-grandfather
worked in 1883. The crimes are identical in the same Texas
locales where they're committed along the original Southern
Pacific railroad line built by Chinese in the 1880s, with
all Read more...
When a Viking rune stone is stolen from a Swedish museum by
murderous thieves, the husband and wife team of
archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase are
called in to investigate. They're told the stone is one of
two that hold the key to revealing the Read more...
Claire Morgan is a tough-as-nails homicide detective in
Canton County, Missouri, in the Lake of the Ozarks region.
Her fiery strength, stubbornness and determination to do
her job right means she sometimes takes reckless,
unnecessary risks. This worries her dedicated fiancé Nick
Black and makes him crazy...it Read more...
In the over 20 years I've been
reviewing books, my reading preferences
have changed, as you'll see from my
list of reviews. I went from historical
romance to contemporary romance to
romantic suspense to sci-fi/fantasy to
my current fave -
mystery/suspense/thriller. I used to be
game for just about anything, but I've
gotten more set in my ways lately. One
thing hasn't changed - my love of