Police, newly minted P. I. Frank passes the time -- and tests himself -- by robbing the houses of local dealers, taking their cash and flushing their drugs down the toilet. Together -- a good man trying not to go bad and a bad man trying to do good -- detective and criminal charge headfirst into the D. C. But when an old friend from his police days needs frank's help to prove he didn't shoot an unarmed civilian, Frank is drawn back into the world of dirty cops and suspicious drug busts, running in the same circles that enabled his addiction those years ago.
Never one to play by the rules, Frank recruits a young man he nearly executed years before. Forced to retire from the D. Drug wars. Neither may make it out. Frank marr is recovering from rock bottom when a friend asks for help -- and now, he must revisit the dark, drug-fueled world he left behind. Ostracized by his family after a botched case that led to the death of his baby cousin, Jeffrey, Frank was on a collision course with catastrophe.
Now clean and clinging hard to sobriety, he's barely eking out a living as a private investigator for a defense attorney -- who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. C.
Crime Song Frank Marr Book 2
The return of frank marr, the "refreshing" protagonist of one of the New York Times' Best Crime Novels of 2016. Why? clearly, his cousin was deeper in the underworld than anyone realized. Frank marr was a good cop with a bad habit, until his burgeoning addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced him into retirement from the DC police.
Now barely eking out a living as a private investigator, he agrees to take on a family case: a favor for his aunt, who was like a second mother to him growing up. Frank's surveillance confirms that his cousin Jeffrey is involved with a small-time drugs operation. Only frank's stash, his dwindling supply of the cocaine he needs to get through the day, is untouched.
This time, it may just be a question of what gets him first. Modest stuff, until frank's own home is burglarized, leaving a body on the kitchen floor: Jeffrey. Worse, Frank's. 38 revolver-the murder weapon-is stolen, along with his cherished music collection, his only possessions of sentimental value: dozens of vinyl albums that belonged to his late mother.
. With the weight of his family, desperate addicts, bad cops, good cops, his reputation, and his own life on the line, deceiving fences, he'll have to find the culprit by following the stolen goods through a tangled network of petty thieves, and one morally compromised taxi driver. Frank's as determined to uncover the truth as he is to feed his habit, and both pursuits could prove deadly.
The Second Girl Frank Marr Book 1
He reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of another girl -- possibly connected to the first -- but the heightened scrutiny may bring his own secrets to light, too. The result is a mystery of startling intensity, a tightly coiled thriller where every scene may turn disastrous. One of the year's best crime novels"-the new York Times Book Review, Booklist Frank Marr knows crime in Washington, DC.
Frank is as slippery and charming an antihero as you've ever met, but he's also achingly vulnerable. The second girl is the crime novel of the season, and marks the start of a refreshing series from an author who knows the criminal underworld inside and out. He's a good detective. With a bad habit. But after accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of an Adams Morgan drug gang, Frank becomes a hero and is thrust into the spotlight.
A high-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his considerable skills to hiding his usage from others. A decorated former police detective, he retired early and now ekes a living as a private eye for a defense attorney. Frank marr may be the best investigator the city has ever known, but the city doesn't know his dirty secret.
The Good Detective A P.T. Marsh Novel Book 1
When the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field with a portion of a blackened rope around his neck, P. T. Races headlong toward an incendiary and life-altering showdown. Uncovers something sinister at the heart of the boy's murder--a conspiracy leading all the way back to the time of the Civil War.
When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of the very man he beat up the night before. Such as when he agrees to help out a woman by confronting her abusive boyfriend. Since that night, he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions.
. His first novel, the good detective, which is pretty much perfect, features a decent if flawed hero battling personal troubles while occupied with a murder case of great consequence to his community. New york times Book ReviewIntroducing Detective P. T. A new york times book review top 10 crime novel for the Year"John McMahon is one of those rare writers who seem to have sprung out of nowhere.
The trouble is only beginning. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia--until his wife and young son died in an accident. Marsh in a swift and bruising debut where Elmore Leonard's staccato prose meets Greg Iles' Southern settings.
Black Mountain An Isaiah Coleridge Novel Book 2
At the center are an heiress moonlighting as a cabaret dancer, a powerful corporation with high-placed connections, and a serial killer who may have been honing his skills since the Vietnam War. And as it turns out, lee is the second independent contractor to meet a bad end on the business side of a serrated knife.
But as coledrige turns over more stones, he finds himself dragged into something deeper and more insidious than he could have imagined, in a labyrinthine case spanning decades. The mob likes crime, but only the crime it controls. Ex-mob enforcer isaiah coledrige has hung out a shingle as a private eye in new york's hudson Valley, head, and in his newest case, a seemingly simple murder investigation leads him to the most terrifying enemy he has ever facedWhen a small-time criminal named Harold Lee turns up in the Ashokan reservoir--sans a heartbeat, or hands--the local mafia capo hires Isaiah Coleridge to look into the matter.
. A twisty, action-packed follow-up to the acclaimed Blood Standard, Black Mountain cements Laird Barron as an inventive and remarkable voice in crime fiction. Two makes a man wonder. A guy in harold lee's business would make his fair share of enemies, and it seems a likely case of pure revenge.
The Hard Stuff Joe the Bouncer Book 2
Still reeling from a particularly difficult operation, and having plummeted back into the drug and alcohol addiction that got him kicked out of the military as a re-sult, Joe has just managed to detox at the clinic of a Chinese herbalist when the mob bosses phone: they need Joe to help them swindle a group of opioid dealers of all things.
. With joe in command, the mob coalition must pull off an intricate heist that will begin in Manhattan's diamond district. In the bent world, they call Joe. At stake is not only their business, but the state of the world. For readers who like a liberal dose of humor mixed with gritty crime, The Hard Stuff is a brilliant, action-packed thriller from a fresh virtuoso of the crime caper genre.
Ex-black-ops-specialist-turned-strip-club-bouncer Joe Brody has a new qualifica-tion to add to his resume: an alliance of New York City's mob bosses has deemed him its "sheriff. In the straight world, when you “see something” you “say something” to the law. But these are no typical drug-ferrying gangsters.
Little maria, has discovered that her new heroin suppliers belong to an al Qaeda splinter group, the head of the Dominican mob, and that they're planning to use their drug funds to back their terrorist agenda.
Like Lions: A Novel
A book filled with unforgettable characters and a tension that heightens with every chapter. The wall street journal A powerful follow up to multiple award-winning debut Bull Mountain. Now with like lions, he cements his place as one of the outstanding new voices in crime fiction. Clayton burroughs is a small-town georgia sheriff, and, a new father, improbably, the heir apparent of Bull Mountain’s most notorious criminal family.
As he tries to juggle fatherhood, his job and his recovery from being shot in the confrontation that killed his two criminally-inclined brothers last year, he’s doing all he can just to survive. Revenge is a powerful force, and the vacuum left by his brothers’ deaths has left them all vulnerable. Yet after years of carefully toeing the line between his life in law enforcement and his family, he finally has to make a choice.
When a rival organization makes a first foray into Burroughs territory, leaving a trail of bodies and a whiff of fear in its wake, Clayton is pulled back into the life he so desperately wants to leave behind. Brian panowich burst onto the crime fiction scene in 2015, winning awards and accolades from readers and critics alike for his smoldering debut, Bull Mountain.
With his wife and child in danger, and the way of life in Bull Mountain under siege for everyone, Clayton will need to find a way to bury the bloody legacy of his past once and for all.
Blood Standard An Isaiah Coleridge Novel Book 1
And delving into the underworld to track this missing girl will get him exactly the kind of notice he was warned to avoid. At turns brutally shocking and darkly funny, heartbreaking and cautiously hopeful, Blood Standard is both a high-tension crime novel and the story of a man's second chance--the parts of his past he will never escape, and the parts that will shape his future.
. Except a teenage girl disappears, and Isaiah isn't one to let that slip by. Saved by the grace of his boss and exiled to upstate New York, Isaiah begins a new life, a quiet life without gunshots or explosions. But when he forcibly ends the money-making scheme of a made man, he gets in the kind of trouble that can lead to a bullet behind the ear.
A novel set in the underbelly of upstate new York that's as hardboiled and punchy as a swift right hook to the jaw, a classic noir for fans of James Ellroy and John D. Macdonald. Isaiah coleridge is a mob enforcer in Alaska--he's tough, seen a lot, and dished out more.
Deception Cove Neah Bay Series Book 1
Unless jess turns over the missing goods, Lucy will be destroyed. The last thing Mason wants is to be dragged back into the criminal world. A rescue dog, an ex-marine, and an ex-convict are caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless gang in remote Washington state in this "first-rate thriller" Associated Press for "fans of CJ Box and Michael Koryta" Booklist.
Former us marine jess winslow reenters civilian life a new widow, with little more to her name than a broken-down house, a medical discharge for PTSD, and a loyal dog named Lucy. And to avoid becoming collateral damage in someone else's private war, they have to fight back -- and find a way to conquer their doubts and fears.
When jess's late husband piloted his final "fishing" expedition, he stole and stashed a valuable package from his drug dealer associates. But neither of them can leave a friend, the only good thing in either of their lives, in danger. Now the package is gone, and the sheriff's department has seized Jess's dearest possession: her dog.
The only thing she actually cares about is that dog, a black-and-white pit bull mix who helps her cope with the devastating memories of her time in Afghanistan. After fifteen years -- nearly half his life -- in state prison, a wallet, and a photo of Lucy, Mason Burke owns one set of clothes, the service dog he trained while behind bars.
As soon as mason knocks on jess's door, he finds himself in the middle of a standoff between the widow and the deputy county sheriff. The last thing Jess wants is to trust a stranger.
The Paris Diversion: A novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats
And on the nearby rue de rivoli, mahmoud Khalid climbs out of an electrician’s van and elbows his way into the crowded courtyard of the world’s largest museum. He sets down his metal briefcase, and removes his windbreaker. And mahmoud? He is planning to die today. Kate has less ambitious plans: preparations for tonight’s dinner party—one of those homemaker obligations she still hasn’t embraced, the clandestine cadre of operatives that she’s been running, not entirely successfully, even after a half-decade of this life—and an uneventful workday at the Paris Substation, increasingly convinced that every day could be the last of her career.
. Across the seine, wondering why his police escort just departed, and frustrated that his cell service has cut out; Hunter has important calls to make, tech CEO Hunter Forsyth stands on his balcony, not all of them technically legal. Smart, sophisticated and suspenseful, this is Pavone’s finest novel to date—and that’s saying something.
Harlan coben, #1 new york times bestselling author of Fool Me Once“Deliciously twisty. Kate moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems—and that it involves her familyAmerican expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her rounds of chores, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular café: a leisurely start to a normal day, St-Germain-des-Prés.
This involving work has been skillfully engineered for maximum reader enjoyment. The wall street journalFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. Dexter is going to make a small fortune, finally digging himself out of a deep financial hole, via an extremely risky investment.
Hi Five An IQ Novel Book 4
She's also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, found dead in her Newport Beach boutique. Among them, beautiful shopkeeper, a naïve, an obnoxious drummer in a rock band, and a wanton seductress. To find out what really happened the night of the murder, Isaiah must piece together clues from each of the personalities.
Isaiah's dilemma: no one personality saw the entire incident. Private investigator iq is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives "people person" a whole new meaning. Christiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. One woman. The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities.
Five personalities. Isaiah quintabe is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. Before the cops close in on him. If he can't, angus will harm the brilliant PI's new girlfriend, ending her career.