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Blind Run by Patricia Lewin
Ethan Decker is a specialized “Hunter” for the most secretive agency in the U.S. government, working deep undercover to track down and capture ruthless international mercenaries and fugitives. But when a daring mission takes a lethal turn, a renegade assassin kills Decker’s son in retribution.
Forced to leave his devastated, unsuspecting wife, Sydney, to save her from the madman’s threats, Decker exiles himself in the New Mexican desert to live in a jail of his own guilt and grief. The day starts like any other in the desert: scorching, cloudless. But then, like a mirage, a car appears on the horizon. Inside is Anna Kelsey, a former member of Decker’s covert team, a woman Decker presumed dead in the hell following that ill-fated mission three years ago. But she survived – and now she shepherds two children, entrusting them to Decker’s protection.
Before he can protest, Anna is screeching away in a cloud of dust. Now Decker is reeling from the sudden turn of events – and the shocking sight of Anna’s body not far down the road from where she left his trailer and the kids. The Spanish coin under her tongue is a mark Decker hoped to never see again… the signature of the assassin Ramirez. Suddenly the race is on: to reach his ex-wife before Ramirez finds her, and to unlock the mystery behind these two children and why Anna died to give them refuge.
But for Decker, Sydney’s trust is not his to have any longer, and the children are pawns in a dark conspiracy so vast and so evil that even this former spy could not imagine the peril and terror that lies directly in his path.
Dining with the Dead by Carrie Marsh
How long does it take to get accused of murder…?
Leaving behind a bad relationship is not the only changes Laura Howcroft has made in the last three months. A newcomer to the quiet life of Millerfield Village and receptionist for The Woodend Cottage Hotel, Laura can’t help but notice the suspicious, untrusting glances towards her. Fortunately, the villagers don’t know just how unusual she is. Charmed with the unique ability to talk to animals, including her cat Monty, Laura is simply content to keep her head down.
But when a guest of the hotel, a businessman visiting from London, is found dead, Laura realizes just how serious the villagers are about protecting their own from outsiders.
With the finger of suspicion pointing at her, Laura, the gentle Doctor Howard Lucas, and Monty must brave dangerous threats, ghostly sightings and stale apple pie, to delve into the dark side of life in the quiet little village. But the real mystery is this…
Can Laura clear her name of a murder she didn’t commit?
Or will the unfriendly inhabitants of this close-knit community be the least of her worries?
Dining With The Dead is a gripping standalone mystery in Carrie Marsh ’s second Cozy Murder Mystery series – A Millerfield Village Cozy Murder Mysteries Series. With plot twists, turns coupled with interesting characters that you will sure love.
Chained Guilt by Terry Keys
Detective David Porter had just closed the file on his latest serial killer case when horrific murders with the same MO start happening in and around Houston. A fifteen-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, Porter was one of the best serial killer detectives in the country, his talents known worldwide. The recently promoted officer couldn’t ask for much more. He was husband to one of the hottest women on the planet, former-model-turned-news-anchor Miranda Porter. He also had two beautiful daughters. Yes, life was good . . . or so it seemed.
A cunning serial killer was on the prowl, brutally killing every child he could get his hands on. Porter was hot on his trail, but the killer was an expert – no mistakes. A late night of work, a storm and a car accident would lead David head first into another case – a kidnapping – and this time it was personal. Could there be a connection between the two? David was staring face-first down the barrel of both cases and time was running out.
Does Detective Porter have what it takes to bring these criminals to justice? Will the good life he once enjoyed elude him forever? Only time will tell. Detective David Porter is a former Army Ranger and a leading criminal profiler specializing in serial killers. He works for the Houston Police Department and lives just south of Houston with his wife Miranda and their two daughters.
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