578 pages, 66 of 72 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Victoria Lord follows all the rules…Steve Solomon makes up his own…When they defend an accused murderer, they’ll either end up in ruin, in jail…or in bed.
Steve Solomon is the sharpest lawyer ever to barely graduate from Key West School of Law. Victoria Lord is fresh from Yale, toiling for an ambitious D.A., before Solomon gets her fired. And Katrina Barksdale is a sexy former figure skater charged with killing her very wealthy, very kinky husband. With all three tangled in Miami’s steamiest trial of the century, the case is sure to make sparks fly, headlines scream – and
(Note: The “Solomon vs. Lord” series has been nominated for the Edgar, International Thriller, Macavity and James Thurber awards).
396 pages, 46 of 52 reviews are 4 or 5-star
A female lawyer’s identity is hijacked and misused by a ruthless partner of her Manhattan law firm who engages in email impersonation, political gamesmanship and electronic forgery to set her up in a scheme that ultimately leads to murder. She embarks on a clandestine investigation while dodging the FBI, risking her life as well as her career.
It starts with a simple unwanted kiss…and evolves into a labyrinthine trail of forgery and illusion…a hijacked identity, a corruption scandal involving a U.S. Senator accused of channeling illegal benefits to a shady South American firm…even kidnapping and murder. Wearing the Spider, the award-winning debut novel by Susan Schaab, may be the only novel to combine elements of sexual harassment, identity theft, and political scandal into one sophisticated plot set in the hard-driving corporate culture.
Evie Sullivan, a rising legal star on the fast track to partnership at her respected New York law firm, is being set up for a fall…a BIG fall. Besieged initially with seemingly innocuous recordkeeping errors, she overhears portions of a shocking telephone conversation. Then, she is blindsided by discoveries that are much more troubling: impersonation of her email username and unmistakable sabotage of one of her client projects causing a groundswell of doubt within the firm about her competence. Once her name is linked to a deal containing a questionable, and possibly illegal, arrangement, she has no choice but to conduct her own clandestine investigation to clear her name. An FBI agent confronts her with tough questions about murder and fraud for which she has no answers. As she searches for the truth, the electronic evidence shifts and transforms behind a dynamic veil of security””and certain pieces of the puzzle simply disappear. How will she gather tangible evidence to prove her innocence among the elusive clues and carefully woven traps? At stake: not only her professional reputation and her future with the firm, not only a commission worth $25 million””but several lives.
In this intricately plotted and memorable thriller, attorney and former computer consultant Susan Schaab draws on her expertise in intellectual property and technology law as well as computer systems design to create a fast-paced and thoroughly believable journey through corruption and intrigue…an exhilarating joyride that explores the complex relationships in a big-city law firm, where sexual harassment and manipulation may be more common than any statistics suggest.
320 pages, 36 of 41 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also “inherits” a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?”
A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy?
452 pages, 7 of 7 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
On a cold and rainy spring day in 1944, Giselle Haussman gives birth to a son in the back of a truck taking her through war-torn Central Europe to a Nazi forced labor camp. She names the newborn Rafael, and in a hopeless bid to save him from certain death, she leaves the two-day-old infant in a forest outside an unknown town. Her desperate act is witnessed by three local women, but also by a German officer and the town’s priest.
Almost half a century later, Rafael’s younger sister, Daniela, now a lawyer in San Francisco, is obsessed by her brother’s fate. She embarks on a long journey to find what had really happened to Rafael. But Giselle’s strange hostility and fears oppose Daniela. The three local women may have never existed. The German officer is dead and the priest seems to have slipped into madness. Fantasist memories, trickery and mendacious silence obscure and derail the truth. It all points to Rafael’s death.
In this dramatic page turner built around powerful, morally complex characters, the reader is taken across continents, from the Carpathians to the Andes, from Berlin to San Francisco, from Buenos Aires to Rome. This is the story of opposing destinies caught in a web of guilt and secrets.
254 pages, 6 of 6 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Against the backdrop of a romantic ocean cruise between Australia and New Zealand, two clandestine teams of secret agents—one American, one Israeli—join forces to thwart the treacherous plans of third world terrorists and an aged Nazi commander in this dark, edgy, sexy thriller packed with murder, violence and suspense.
THE MURDERERS mirrors today’s front-page headlines, bringing together drug smuggling, corporate scandal, terrorist plots and weapons of mass destruction in a fast-reading page-turner that’s loaded with humor, multiple plot twists and a surprise ending.
368 pages, 35 of 38 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Former NTSB Investigator Jake Pendleton faces a dilemma as the line blurs between right and wrong. After his judgment comes into question, Jake is entrusted to his new mentor, an eccentric old man who sees beyond Jake’s flaws. A man who makes ‘toys for spies.’
A man known as The Toymaker.
Jake’s first assignment reunites him with Gregg Kaplan in a daredevil mission to rescue a fellow agent held captive in Yemen. He risks his life to stop the first attack of an al Qaeda mastermind. But now, with no one to trust but himself, can Jake stop the terrorist from destroying what is most precious to the free world?
Unfortunately, more trouble comes his way as a killer from his past threatens something more important to Jake than his own life, leaving him to make the hardest decision any man ever has to make—
Who to sacrifice.
282 pages, 18 of 22 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Breecie Lemay fears the gun hidden in her father’s staircase is the same weapon that killed her mother. In search of the truth, she’s thrust into a world of her father’s only true legacy… lies.
Warnings become death threats because she knows too much.
She knows nothing.
She can trust no one.
280 pages, 25 of 28 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When both old and new secrets are uncovered at a burial site, the timetable of a madman moves up…
Jamie Taylor and her human remains detection dog set out to find some bodies buried for more than a decade. They found them—and some new surprises as well. Some families would find closure while others would have their lives ripped apart.
Agent Nicholas Grant becomes embroiled in the case while battling his own demons.
A madman watches from the distance while officials expose his clandestine playground, forcing him to speed up his plans for devastation.
Can a dog handler and a troubled FBI agent stop him before he kills thousands of innocent people?
240 pages, 11 of 18 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Judy Fitzwater’s comic mystery tour de force, originally published by Ballantine Books, is finally available in electronic format.
Jennifer Marsh is a mystery writer with a stack of eight unpublished manuscripts and rejection letters to match filling her closet. She’s sure that if she can just get famous for something, someone will have to publish her books. Why not murder?
She’ll find a target so mean that she’d actually be doing the world a favor by bumping him or her off. And she knows just the person:
Penney Richmond, a high-powered literary agent who’s made it her job to ruin people’s lives. All Jennifer has to do is frame herself, do the deed, and come out with an iron-clad alibi, and she’ll be well on her way to getting a three book deal. So what if she chickens out at the last minute? A vegetarian good girl who rescued a greyhound could never actually kill someone. But when Penney is found murdered and the police think Jennifer did it, she’d better find the real murderer before she goes away… for life.
Along with her eccentric writer’s group, spunky old ladies with a nose for sleuthing, her neurotic greyhound, and a sexy, sarcastic reporter named Sam, Jennifer embarks on a journey filled with danger, deception, and disguises that could leave her Dying to Get Published…
336 pages, 7 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Parson Jonathan MacLean is too healthy and widely loved to die so young. Yet suddenly and mysteriously he’s dead. Archivist Ben Reese, in Scotland to appraise the treasures of Balnagard Castle for his old friend Lord Alexander Chisholm, suspects cold-blooded murder. And he is absolutely certain it was one of Jonathan’s kith and kin who cleverly did away with him. What Ben doesn’t suspect is that the same venomous killer is now arranging a most creative death for Ben himself . . .
247 pages, 9 of 9 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
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