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Three intense, breathless thrillers by J.A. Konrath, featuring insane action, laugh out loud humor, and real heart.
DEAD ON MY FEET – He won’t let anything stop him from protecting the woman he loves. Even dying.
SHOT OF TEQUILA – One man against the entire Chicago mob. The odds are about even.
SHOT GIRL – An ex-cop in a wheelchair vs. a spree shooter. Welcome to gun violence in the USA.
Mistletoe at Moonglow (The Moonglow Christmas Book 1) (affiliate link)
The Case of the Purloined Pyramid (The Masked Man of Cairo Book 1) (affiliate link)
An ancient mystery. A modern murder.
Sir Augustus Wall, a horribly mutilated veteran of the Great War, has left Europe behind to open an antiquities shop in Cairo. But Europe’s troubles follow him as a priceless inscription is stolen and those who know its secrets start turning up dead.
Teaming up with Egyptology expert Moustafa Ghani, and Faisal, an irritating street urchin he just can’t shake, Sir Augustus must unravel an ancient secret and face his own dark past.
Sealfinger (Sam Applewhite Book 1) (affiliate link)
Meet Sam Applewhite, security consultant for DefCon4’s east coast office. .
She’s clever, inventive and adaptable. In her job she has to be.
Now, she’s facing an impossible mystery.
A client has gone missing and no one else seems to care.
Who would want to kill an old and lonely woman whose only sins are having a sharp tongue and a belief in ghosts? Could her death be linked to the new building project out on the dunes?
Can Sam find out the truth, even if it puts her friends’ and family’s lives at risk?
Digital Velocity (The McAllister Justice Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
A psychopathic killer.
What could go wrong?
Lexi Donovan is blindsided by the senseless murder of her mentor. The killer leaves a calling card—a riddle leading to the next intended victim. Lexi.
Armed with snark, grit, and the shepherd by her side, she uncovers a digital betting arena on the dark web and levels the playing field using bits and bytes.
Ethan McAllister is a detective, hard-wired for justice and determined to find the meddlesome hacker whose anonymous tip led him into a firefight. Maybe she got bored with pranks, like sending fur-lined cuffs and roses to his precinct. Perhaps it was a game to lure him in close for the perfect kill.
The Riviera House (affiliate link)
The Hate U Give (affiliate link)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
The Fallen (Hades Castle Trilogy Book 1) (affiliate link)
The angel of death wants me to be his wife.
Most days, I steal from ships to earn a living. Not glamorous, admittedly, but it’s honest work. Okay, fine. It isn’t honest either, but it means I get to eat.
Until one night, a sinfully sexy angel strides into my favorite dance hall and compels me to work for him. It isn’t just work, though. He wants me to be his wife in Castle Hades. Apparently, his prophetic dreams say I’ll help him become king. Beautiful as he is, he’s also a lethal tyrant. And I could be in danger. Luckily, I know how to fight back, how to weaken an angel: I must seduce him.
Now, this is a battle, and he’s my beautiful enemy. We are fighting with weapons of desire, and we’re both at risk of losing ourselves in this war.
Dream Girl: A Novel (affiliate link)
In the end, has anyone really led a blameless life?
Injured in a freak fall, novelist Gerry Andersen is confined to a hospital bed in his glamorous high-rise apartment, dependent on two women he barely knows: his incurious young assistant, and a dull, slow-witted night nurse.
Then late one night, the phone rings. The caller claims to be the “real” Aubrey, the alluring title character from his most successful novel, Dream Girl. But there is no real Aubrey. She’s a figment born of a writer’s imagination, despite what many believe or claim to know. Could the cryptic caller be one of his three ex-wives playing a vindictive trick after all these years? Or is she Margot, an ex-girlfriend who keeps trying to insinuate her way back into Gerry’s life?
And why does no one believe that the call even happened?
The Desert Cursed Series Boxset (Books 1-3) (affiliate link)
They think her an underdog against impossible odds… And she will fight tooth and nail to prove them wrong.
The Witch’s Reign…a land of eternal, unnatural winter ruled by the Ice Witch. In turn, she is guarded by three supernatural creatures who wander her lands hunting for unwary souls, killing any who cross their paths.
To get to the Witch’s Reign, you first must pass through the Dragon’s Ground. Full of dragons, who for the record, do not like trespassers.
This is where I am headed, though my mentor has forbidden me.
My best friend was sent with a team into the Witch’s Reign to recover a powerful jewel that belongs to our mentor, and they are long overdue to come back.
The Aftermath (affiliate link)
Three women: a mother, a daughter, a friend. Can they save each other from the past?
It’s been twenty-six years since the accident, but Helen still lives on autopilot, going through the motions of work and motherhood. Her one wish is for her daughter Julia to settle down with her own family—so Helen can let go.
Julia has dealt with her mother’s emotional distance by looking for love in all the wrong places. But when her latest choice drives away her best friend, Claire, Julia realises she’s on her own.
Impossibly perfect Claire is so busy caring for everyone—even her cheating ex-husband—that she’s forgotten to look after herself. Reeling from Julia’s betrayal, she doesn’t know who to trust.
As their lives unravel, these three women reconnect in unexpected ways. But with a devastating secret still hanging over them, will they ever be able to leave the past behind?