When her sister Rachel, a pastor in Key West, mysteriously vanishes, and two murders occur, Liz teams up with former Miami cop Rick Wells to unearth the dark secrets of this seemingly perfect community.
Evoking Krakauer's Into the Wild, Dan Schultz tells the extraordinary true story of desperado survivalists, a brutal murder, and vigilante justice set against the harsh backdrop of the Colorado wilderness On a sunny May morning in 1998 in Cortez, Colorado, three desperados in a stolen truck opened fire on the town cop, shooting him twenty times; then they blasted their way past dozens of police cars and disappeared into 10,000 square miles of the harshest wilderness terrain on the North American continent. Self-trained survivalists, the outlaws eluded the most sophisticated law enforcement technology on the planet and a pursuit force that represented more than seventy-five local, state, and federal police agencies with dozens of swat teams, U.S. Army Special Forces, and more than five hundred officers from across the country. Dead Run is the first in-depth account of this sensational case, replete with overbearing local sheriffs, Native American trackers, posses on horseback, suspicion of vigilante justice and police cover-ups, and the blunders of the nation's most exalted crime-fighters pursuing outlaws into territory in which only they could survive.
Sam wants to win, no matter what it takes. Bicycle racing is his sport and he has a gift for it – but his attitude keeps getting in the way. After his teammates give up on him, Sam is offered a fresh opportunity. Viktor, an aging Olympic racer, will coach him and maybe give him what he needs to be a winner. But there's a catch: Sam has to work as a bike courier at Viktor's company. The work is dangerous and intense, fighting traffic in the inner city to make deliveries at breakneck speeds. Then Sam is assigned by Viktor to the mysterious "dead run," delivering untraceable packages for an unknown client. Soon Sam is racing away from the law – and risks losing everything.
Dead Run is the third book in P.J. Tracy's Monkeewrench series. It should have been a simple journey - a drive from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin. But a couple of unplanned detours lead Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky and police Deputy Sharon Mueller deep in the northern woods, far from civilization and a mobile phone signal. Then the car breaks down. The nervous search for a landline and a mechanic leads the women to Four Corners, a sleepy crossroads town. And place they soon wish they'd never stumbled on - because something terrible happened in Four Corners... Filled with the same crackling dialogue, pace and rich vivid characters as in previous novels, Dead Run firmly establishes P.J. Tracy as one of the most exciting thriller writers in the world. Fans of Karen Rose should be paying attention. Follow the characters' journeys in the rest of the series: Want to Play?, Live Bait, Snow Blind, Play to Kill and Two Evils. Praise for P.J. Tracy: 'A thrilling page-turner with a nail-biting finish' Sunday Telegraph 'P.J. Tracy is about to become a household name' Daily Mirror P.J. Tracy is the pseudonynm for the mother-and-daughter writing team of P.J. and Traci Lambrecht. They are the authors of the award-winning and best-selling thrillers Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill, Two Evils and the Richard and Judy Book Club pick Want to Play?. All six books feature detectives Gino and Magozzi and maverick computer hacker Grace MacBride. P.J. and Traci both live near Minneapolis, Minnesota. www.pjtracy.net
A SOLDIER'S SECRET Kristin James's morning run turns deadly when she's attacked by a stranger who's after something her deceased soldier brother stole overseas. Her neighbor Sergeant First Class Lucas Murphy steps in to help her and won't let her brush the attack under the rug. He'll do everything he can to keep Kristin alive, but he can't tell her that he's under orders to investigate her link to her brother's misdeeds. Kristin has no idea what the bad guy is after and doesn't want to believe that her brother wasn't on the straight and narrow. But as evidence against him piles up, can they catch the criminals without becoming the next casualties?
Recounts a mass escape from Mecklenburg's Death Row
"For a mystery, Dead Run will be hard to beat" -The New York Times Book Review Traveling by ship from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Dan Connell discovers he is being pursued by ruthless killers.
Radu Olimpiu Gherghel was born in the city of Timisoara, Romania, in 1943 during a difficult time in his native country’s history. Once a free and sovereign nation, Romania then found itself in the grips of a foe far stronger, more able to destroy the country of his birth—Communism. As the social, economic, political, and governmental structures of Eastern European countries encountered whirlwind changes, free sovereign states were dominated and forced into the Soviet Bloc of nations. During this time, in the summer of 1955, a twelve-year-old boy sat on the stone wall at the entrance to a park in downtown Timisoara, Romania. He glanced up at the clear, blue sky watching the birds flying into the beautiful skies and knowing that he was witnessing a freedom few creatures in this world could ever experience—let alone a child from Communist Romania. How he yearned to be free to go where he wanted, to be what he wanted, to fly like the birds, and to be free. His dreams and hopes take hold of his imagination; his adventures are real, his experiences unforgettable, and his story true as his quest for freedom begins. Dead Run is the inspiring story of a child who knew the difference between being controlled and being truly free.
Computer game company founders Grace MacBride and Annie Belinsky—along with Wisconsin deputy Sharon Mueller—are en route to Green Bay, following reports of a serial killer, when their car breaks down deep in the northern woods. A short walk through the forest leads them to the eerily quiet town of Four Corners, where they find severed phone lines and a complete absence of any life. But the quiet is deceptive. Before they know it, they witness a horrifying double murder—and discover that this is only the beginning of a race to save their own lives…and countless others. From Publishers Weekly In the latest winner from the pseudonymous mother/daughter writing team, Tracy's quirky characters get caught up in a homegrown terrorist plot featuring ultra right-wing militiamen and three tanker trucks full of nerve gas. Having gotten rich from their gaming software, the eccentric personnel of the Minneapolis-based Monkeewrench computer company (Harley Davidson, Grace MacBride, Annie Belinski and the six-foot-seven-inch geek Roadrunner) are presently giving away their "computerized detective software" to police departments with serial killer problems. Grace, Annie and Wisconsin deputy Sharon Mueller are headed to Green Bay, where Sharon believes a serial killer has set up shop. But during a quick sightseeing detour into the Wisconsin hinterlands, Grace's Range Rover breaks down and the women have to hike through the woods for help. They end up in the town of Four Corners, which seems abandoned. The ladies don't know it yet, but that's because earlier that day a milk truck loaded with nerve gas rolled over, lost its load and wiped out everyone in town. Now the entire area is surrounded by a right-wing paramilitary bent on keeping the spill a secret by killing anyone left alive. Tracy's characters are full of quips and comedy, and yet they all have dark pasts ominously and obliquely referred to throughout the novel. The jokes, cold-blooded murders and the past secrets sometimes work at cross-purposes, but the courage and indomitable spirit of the plucky trio will win readers over as they speed through the final pages of the race-against-the-clock ending. (Apr.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review ...a tart, engagine mystery. -- Entertainment Weekly A strong new voice in the thriller genre. -- USA Today A writer who can walk that thin line between humor and serious crime. -- Chicago Tribune a vibrant series in the mystery/thriller realm. -- CNN.com
"I'm in trouble, Liz. I've uncovered something.… They're watching.…" That panicked message on her answering machine is the last time Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel, pastor of Paradise Christian Church in Key West, Florida. Compelled to uncover the truth about her sister's disappearance, she heads to Key West. Within hours of her arrival a successful banker jumps to his death. Then a teenage girl whom Rachel was counseling is found brutally murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious "New Testament" serial killer—now on death row. Could the teen's murder be related to Rachel's disappearance? Is a copycat killer at work? And why do the police refuse to help? For answers, Liz turns to Rick Wells, a former Miami cop who worked the fringes of the "New Testament" investigation. Together they peel away layers of deception to reveal a terrifying adversary—and the unspeakable evil at the heart of this island paradise.
Computer game company founders Grace MacBride and Annie Belinsky—along with Wisconsin deputy Sharon Mueller—are en route to Green Bay, following reports of a serial killer, when their car breaks down deep in the northern woods. A short walk through the forest leads them to the eerily quiet town of Four Corners, where they find severed phone lines and a complete absence of any life. But the quiet is deceptive. Before they know it, they witness a horrifying double murder—and discover that this is only the beginning of a race to save their own lives…and countless others.
Bicycle racing is Sam's sport, and he wants to win--no matter what it takes.
It's January, 1925 and there is an outbreak of diphtheria in Nome, Alaska that threatens the lives of its children. There is little life saving serum on hand and all of it is out of date. Over the next several weeks, a courageous group of people risk their reputations, their integrity and their lives to save the city. Using this historical event as a backdrop, "Dead Run" was written for those interested in real life dramatic history, adventure and backs against the wall courage as exemplified by it participants: Governor Scott C. Bone - The pressure is on to send the vital serum to Nome by airplane. Yet Governor Bone seems to be the only one sure that this option would result in up to 3,000 deaths. Nurse Emily Morgan - How do you keep a city alive if all you have is outdated medicine and an iron will? How do you keep yourself from dissolving into despair as you slowly become overwhelmed by events? The Mushers - Wild Bill Shannon's wife honestly believed that even death would not stop him, "he'd shrug it off as a minor inconvenience, spit in the devils eye and still find a way to get it there " Each chapter chronicles the events of one day in the story, starting with the first detection of the disease. Moving through the ordeal that was the journey of the life saving serum from Anchorage to Nome by dogsled and continues with the budding relationship between Nurse Emily Morgan and Tom Nevel, the father of one of the victims. The pivotal moment for them all comes when the serum arrives in Nome, where it's discovered to be frozen. Emily and Dr. Welch (the only doctor in Nome) are horrified. What can be done? It's the last roll of the dice for Emily, Tom and the people of Nome.
When Benella Sweet foils a robbery in which six innocent people were killed by the would-be thieves, she finds that she has been targeted a vicious gang seeking revenge and enlists the aid of private detective Connor Gibbs to find the culprits and to save her own life. Original.
A memoir of a young boy searching for freedom from the chaos of war-torn communist Romania and finding it in America.
Chronicles the murder of a Colorado police officer and the pursuit of the perpetrators who escaped into the wilderness and evaded Native American trackers, special forces teams, and police agencies.
Dana Markham is running from a cold-blooded killer who knows her all too well: Donovan Walker, drug trafficker, criminal mastermind, and her ex husband. Wanted by the authorities, armed and dangerous--he's also out to kill her. What she knows about him could land him behind bars forever...or put her and her young son in an early grave if Donovan finds them first. Dana's one chance lies with a man she barely knowsl. Tall and darkly sensual, Caine Bradley is an undercover FBI agent who's been posing as Walker's henchman. Compelled to work with Caine to lure her ex out of hiding, Dana must fight against her attraction to yet another dangerous man. Is he who he says he is? Or is he really working both sides? Her passionate desire for him could be her salvation--or her greatest mistake...
It should have been a simple journey � a drive from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin. But a couple of unplanned detours lead Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky and police Deputy Sharon Mueller deep in the northern woods, far from civilization and a mobile phone signal. Then the car breaks down. The nervous search for a landline and a mechanic leads the women to Four Corners, a sleepy crossroads town. And place they soon wish they�d never stumbled on - because something terrible happened in Four Corners... Filled with the same crackling dialogue, pace and rich vivid characters as Want to Play? and Live Bait, Dead Run firmly establishes PJ Tracy as one of the most exciting thriller writers in the world.
When her sister Rachel, a pastor in Key West, mysteriously vanishes, and two murders occur, both bearing a strange connection to her sister and a serial killer on death row, Liz is forced to team up with former Miami cop Rick Wells to unearth the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of this seemingly perfect community. 100,000 first printing.