The account of a Florida death row lawyer's decision to withdraw from the American capital punishment system.
This memoir tells the story of my brief marriage to a commercial fisherman. I quit my job as an attorney and joined him in his endeavors as a commercial albacore and salmon fisherman. The story involves the intricacies of commercial fishing on the Pacific Ocean and just how fragile a business it is. One mistake can sink the boat and that is precisely what happened to us a short six months after our marriage. We had no insurance and lost everything in a freak storm. That stroke of fate proved determinative of the rest of the relationship. Several newspaper articles covered the tragedy. The book mentions the numerous pelagic avian and mammalian species we viewed and photographed while on the ocean and there’s a naturalists pleasure in it. It is also a story of struggle and survival to make ends meet in a deeply difficult industry. The Captain of the Brandy Lee, our beloved boat, was a world-class storyteller, con artist, and wife beater. It is a tale of profound happiness and grief.
An ex-CIA assassin travels to Bolivia in a race to rescue a popular shaman, hoping to reach him before Sun Staff, the National Security Agency or neo-Nazis do. By the author of Once Dead. Original.
Lukas Boston suffers a bad start to his day. There's a ghost standing in the corner of his bedroom, Lukas got too drunk the night before and he can't remember his new girlfriend's name, and when he opens his window for a breath of fresh air a sniper puts a bullet in Lukas' wall. His landlady is going to hate that. Welcome to the world of Lukas Boston, a private investigator who attracts cold-blooded killers, hot-blooded women and rather unhelpful ghosts.
"... DEAD WRONG will have you passionately rooting for Murphy to uncover the truth." -- SLAM Magazine, Oct. 2015 Fans of Lee Childs, Nelson DeMille, and Steig Larsson will enjoy this exciting new thriller from international bestselling author Jack Patterson! “Jack Patterson knocks it out of the park!” – Vincent Zandri, NY Times best selling author “…Pure genius …” – Suspense Magazine “You can tell that Jack Patterson knows what it’s like to live in the newspaper world but … he’s also proven he can write one heck of a murder mystery.” – Josh Katzowitz, NFL writer for CBSsports.com and author of Sid Gillman: Father of the Passing Game “Jack Patterson has hooked me. I’ll be back for more.” – Bob Behler, 3-time Idaho broadcaster of the year and the voice of Boise State football “Jack’s storytelling is the literary answer to Lay’s potato chips: you just want one more and before you know it, you’ve eaten the whole bag.” — David Bashore, The Times-News ABOUT THE BOOK Kelvin Jameson has everything a pro basketball star needs — good looks, a stable family life, a good public image. At least, that's what he looks like on the outside. Hours after hitting a game-winning shot, Jameson is found dead in a hotel room ... and the truth begins to leak out. Engaged in a race to break the story Cal Murphy and his wife Kelly must distinguish fact from fiction to get to the bottom of Jameson's death before it cost Cal his job. But the stakes are raised when his pursuit of Jameson's killer just might lead to his own death.
The author, a former public defender in Florida, describes his experiences with the post-conviction system, and argues that the death penalty is applied unfairly, is outrageously expensive, and corrodes the justice system
Presents compelling evidence against the death penalty as implemented in the United States by exposing capital punishment as yet another layer of violence, contending that it is wrong not only when perpetrated against the wrongfully convicted, but even when the guilty are executed.
**** WINNER Best Mystery Romance - 2014 Indie Romance Convention Awards **** There’s more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface. Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike. ...Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew, Prudence Littlefield. Suddenly the girls find themselves scrambling to find the real killer while they battle a crooked Sheriff, planted evidence, and a long list of suspects that all had a reason to want Prudence dead. Handsome Jake Cooper is new to the Noquitt Maine police force, which is exactly why Fiona Blackmoore doesn't trust him. But with time running out and the evidence against her sister piling up, Fiona has to make a choice - will she trust Jake with her sisters case ... and her own heart? Add in an old mansion on the cliffs of Maine, an attic full of mysterious treasures, and a cat that has the uncanny ability to show up at exactly the right time and Fiona has her hands full proving the Sheriff's accusations about her sister being a murderer are Dead Wrong. This is book 1 in the Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series.
As if juggling a family, including the impending birth of a second child, a career and a staff shortage at the Sheriff's office aren't enough, Sheriff Joanna Brady has to deal with two serious crimes. The first is the dead body of an ex-con who was foundi
For years, the government has put out hits on people that they found “expendable,” or who they felt were “talking too much,” covering up their assassinations with drug overdoses and mysterious suicides. In Dead Wrong, a study of the scientific and forensic facts of various Government cover-ups, Richard Belzer and David Wayne argue that Marilyn Monroe was murdered, that the person who shot Martin Luther King Jr. was ordered to do so by the government, and examines many other terrifying lies we've been told throughout our country’s history. The extensive research shows how our government has taken matters into its own hands, plotting murder whenever it saw fit. Belzer and Wayne also examine the deaths of White House Counsel Vincent Foster, U.N. Weapons Inspector Dr. David C. Kelly, and bio-weapons expert Dr. Frank Olson, as well as the cases of two murders directly linked Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. “Big Brother” is watching you—through the scope of a sniper rifle. Dead Wrong will give you the straight facts on some of the most controversial and famous deaths this country has ever seen. The harsh reality is that our government only tells us what we want to hear, as they look out for their own best interests and eliminate anyone who gets in their way. For more information, please go to www.BelzerBook.com
Juggling a family and a career has never been easy for Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady. Now the impending birth of her second child only adds to her burden, especially when two brutal crimes fall under her jurisdiction. A corpse is discovered in the Arizona desert with the fingers severed from both hands—the body of an ex-con who served twenty years for a murder he claimed not to remember. Soon after, one of Joanna's female officers is savagely assaulted and left for dead while on an unauthorized stakeout. Since the victim is one of their own, the department directs the bulk of its resources toward finding her attacker. But the desert slaying haunts Joanna as well, and neither her pregnancy nor family concerns will keep her from doing her duty, no matter how perilous. Because justice must be served. And enforcing the law has become more than what Joanna Brady does—it's what she is.
Three devious prisoners vow murderous revenge. Now the first is free. It was inescapably chilling, as if the murderer was methodically working his way down a page torn from the phone book. The three victims brutally killed in their own homes had one thing in common: they were all listed as M. Douglas. The fact that Mara Douglas is next on the list has her jumping at shadows, until FBI agent Aidan Shields shows up to make sure she doesn't become the fourth victim. Aidan has been out of commission since an undercover operation went bad more than a year ago. Back on the job, his razor-sharp instincts are returning. But it will take all of Aidan's wits to stay one step ahead of the elusive killer who has engaged him in a deadly game--a game in which Mara's life is the prize. A game only one can win . . . "From the Paperback edition.
Boston society divorce lawyer Swanson Herbinko knows better than to mix business with pleasure, but what if this particular pleasure is Hidalgo, a man who knows his way about her BMW as well as he knows his way around her body? And what if the business is finding out who murdered Carlton Stubbs, a Trump-like developer whose wife, Matilda, Swanson is representing in their pending divorce?Dozens of people would love to see Carlton dead including his nurse--Hidalgo's sister Ines--and especially his nearest and dearest relatives all of whom are tapped out financially: art forger son Tucker and his dominatrix girlfriend Ulrike; daughter Sarah and her 6 foot tall army drill sergeant girlfriend LePage; not to mention his twin brother Stone who controlled Carlton's inheritance for years and now is forced to give it up...until it mysteriously vanishes.Swanson dives into the stormy waters of Beacon Hill society--becoming a target herself as her sources turn up dead--to solve the murder with the help of her fierce dachshund Devil Dog. The only question that remains is whether Swanson will wind up just like her sources... DEAD.
Enjoy this thrilling romantic suspense story from Susan Sleeman’s The Justice Agency series! The Justice Agency: Family and law enforcement go hand in hand. When her client and old college friend is murdered, P.I. Kat Justice knows the killer will come for her next. Her survival depends on finding her unknown enemy first…and working with homicide detective Mitch Elliot, her one-time crush. It’ll take all her professional skills to ignore the sparks between them, but Kat can’t allow the handsome cop to get close. She’s seen too many people she loves die, so she vows just to do her job without getting emotionally involved. Yet keeping her distance may not be the best way to protect her heart—or their lives. Originally published in 2012
Neurosurgeon Tom McCarthy’s office is raided by two investigators seeking to arrest him for a crime he didn’t commit. A scuffle escalates, leaving one agent dead at the hands of the other, and McCarthy fleeing. With the CIA and Police closing in, McCarthy has to stay one step ahead, whilst also uncovering corruption of shocking dimensions.
"Kienzle's sharp knowledge of diocesan politics and the sights, sounds, and stresses of both priestly and lay Catholic life in a changing world enriches his story significantly. His plotting has never been more intricate or suspenseful than in the new book. which future historians can probably study for evidence of the way we live now."—Los Angeles Times It's 1960 and Agnes Ventimiglia, a plain young woman working at the Wayne County Clerk's Office, is suddenly swept off her feet by a kind, gentle, handsome young man. After a month-long whirlwind courtship, the special nigh comes when she expects he will pop the question. Instead . . . Dead Wrong, William X. Kienzle's fifteenth entry in the million-selling Father Koesler mystery series, explores a thirty-year-old unsolved homicide, and uncovers thirty years of repressed anger that explodes in revenge. Kienzle's venerable priest and reluctant detective, Father Robert Koesler, is called to the side of real estate magnate Charlie Nash, a lapsed Catholic, suffering from emphysema and fast approaching death. Koesler expects to deliver Nash spiritual guidance, but Nash has something earthier in mind—he wants Koesler to intervene in the rumored between Koesler's niece and Nash's only son. This interview starts Koesler down a twisting path, where he will discover long-held secrets about his closest kin—and expose thirty years after the fact, what really happened to Agnes Ventimiglia.
From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a novel of sexy romantic suspense for fans of Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, and Karen Robards. Three devious prisoners vow murderous revenge. Now the first is free. It was inescapably chilling, as if the murderer was methodically working his way down a page torn from the phone book. The three victims brutally killed in their own homes had one thing in common: they were all listed as M. Douglas. The fact that Mara Douglas is next on the list has her jumping at shadows, until FBI agent Aidan Shields shows up to make sure she doesn’t become the fourth victim. Aidan has been out of commission since an undercover operation went bad more than a year ago. Back on the job, his razor-sharp instincts are returning. But it will take all of Aidan’s wits to stay one step ahead of the elusive killer who has engaged him in a deadly game—a game in which Mara’s life is the prize. A game only one can win . . . BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Mariah Stewart's Dead Certain.
A chilling blast from the past... Six years ago prosecutor Will Patton's girlfriend stormed out on him. That night she was brutally raped and murdered. The violent act knocked Will's world out from under him, alienating him from his family, who Will believed were responsible. Wrapped up in his own guilt and anger, Will developed a powerful thirst for justice...and was determined that no criminal would ever walk free again. Now he's returned to his hometown, but he is greeted by a gruesome discovery--another body and an all-too-familiar calling card. And once again the victim is romantically linked with Will. In order to track down this serial killer, Will teams up with rookie detective Trina Giallombardo--only to realize that if he falls for her, she'll be next....