Frank DeFauw is a Detroit television anchor at the top of his game. On the west side of Detroit, a family blowing up in a car isn’t a cause for alarm. Throw in a corrupt judge, a good friend who shares Frank’s vices, and the anchor must decide if exposing the judge and destroying his own ever-distant family is worth the risk.
In Shadows of Justice by Simon Hall, the Television reporter, Dan Groves, teams up with D.I. Adam Breen for a case of kidnapping, injustice and vengeance. Can Dan stem the flow of victims in time to save Adam, Claire and himself? Shadows of Justice is the seventh novel in the Dan Groves series.
In The Unfaithful Seven by Alasdair Smith, Louis Cameron, one of Glasgow’s leading property developers, bribed an official that he didn’t have to bribe. Louis discovers that his planning permits would have been approved without the bribe. The man who took the money is found hanging in his apartment. Louis vows to get the money back no matter what and brings in John Quinn, a nobody who Louis believes was a good friend of the politician, to help. Jack Robinson, the owner of the land to be developed, also gets word of the half a million and with the help of his sidekick, Bannie McKenzie, plans to get the money first. It’s a race to the cash in this Scottish crime caper.
Lisa Rayburn is a psychologist and T.J. Peacock is a former police officer turned security consultant. Together they vow to do what the police will not—find out why so many abused women are disappearing in the Milwaukee area. When Lisa’s doppelgänger is killed they know they’re getting close to a person who will do anything to keep his or her secret.
In Troubleshooter by Rod Lindsey, Ezra Hooten is a U.S. Marshall with a reputation for doing what he has to do to take down the bad guy. Hoot has spent the better part of his career trying to catch his childhood best friend, Norman, a “scalp collecting psychopath.” They were bound by blood. Hoot and Norman both loved Donna in childhood. Donna went on to marry Norman which was a bad choice as he brutally killed her a year into their marriage. Hoot is determined to track Norman down and put him back in jail before he retires and follows Norman to a strip club where Donna’s doppelgänger, Angela, works. It seems Norman sees her as Donna reborn and is determined to kill her again. Can Hoot catch Norman and save Angela?
In Embers: The Foundation by D. Robert Landholt, seventeen-year-old Luke Embers is faced with a tragedy of the magnitude of which no one should ever have to experience. With no clues to the identity of the perpetrators, Luke is forced to leave with his godparents, people he has never met, to a new community. Burning at the back of young Luke’s mind is a sense of what he has lost and making those responsible, pay. Can he reconcile this new Luke or will everything he has loved be lost in the name of revenge [easyazon-link asin=”B00AQSBS0C” locale=”us”]Embers: The Foundation[/easyazon-link] is the first novel in a planned trilogy.