Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 05 Aug 18

In Our Blood: A Jake Hawksworth Thriller

by William J. Goyette

Evil isn’t always learned… sometimes it’s IN OUR BLOOD. Nearly thirty years ago, Detective Jake Hawksworth and best-selling author Drew McCauley were brought together by a horrific crime. Jake, still reeling from the unsolved hit-and-run death of his wife, and Drew will be reunited once again when a crime from Drew’s novel-in-the-making becomes a devastating reality. Is the kidnapping of Drew’s son somehow linked to the murder Jake is investigating? Was Jake’s wife’s death really an accident? And could the person who has haunted both men for decades be responsible for these seemingly unrelated events? As Jake races to protect Drew’s family, they find themselves on a collision course with fate – derailed by a series of breakneck twists and turns that culminates at an isolated, snow-ravaged house. It is here that long-buried secrets are unearthed and Jake realizes, to his horror, that his hunches are not always right. That the keys to solving his wife’s death and a heinous, decades-old crime have been under his nose all along.



Certain Justice (A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 4)

by Dennis Carstens

A PSYCHOPATH’S BACK ON THE STREETSâ??AND HE’S OUT FOR REVENGEâ?¦

Dennis Carstens serves up a graphic throwback legal thriller in his fourth Marc Kadella installment, and this one’s dripping with suspense, one part captivating courtroom dramaâ??one part grisly serial killer murder mystery. Marc is confronted with his sordid professional past when a series of violent criminal cases are overturnedâ??and some of the Twin Cities’ nastiest chickens come home to roost.

We promise: you’ll need to read this one to the end.

Thirteen years ago, Jimmy “Little” Oliver was an accomplished (although diminutive) career burglar. He was no character out of Ocean’s Eleven, but he was reliable. And he knew how to case a joint. His partner was Howie “Big” Traynor, a bit younger than his cohort, and far more ruthless. Truth be told, Howie was a sociopathâ??and he scared the hell out of everyone, Jimmy included.

So when a home robbery-gone-wrong ended up in murder, Jimmy didn’t think twice before turning his partner in. And rising-star criminal lawyer Marc Kadella was saddled with Howie’s defense.

Marc was torn about his work for Howieâ??his first homicide caseâ??but even he was relieved when Howie was put away for forty yearsâ?¦ Until, a decade later, his case is re-opened. Seems the former tech in the BCA lab was falsifying DNA evidence to collude with cops in putting away suspected violent criminals. And now not only Howie, but a handful of wrongfully-accused felons, are back out on the streets.

Marc and his longtime buddy PI Tony Caravelli don’t buy Howie’s come-to-Jesus act. And when an appeals judge with ties to the overturned cases winds up crucified in his own front yard, they’re convinced a dangerous killer has been wrongfully exonerated.

Carsten’s wry dialogue and gritty realism shine here as Marc and his old friends in the police force band together to solve a series of brutal murders at the hands of a psychotic vigilante who isn’t slowing down. This is a unique kind of killer: one who knows the police force and takes a terrifying amount of pleasure in keeping them on their toes. One by one, lawyers and judges connected to the exonerated criminals turn up dead. And Marc’s pretty sure he’s next.

A heart-racing legal thriller reminiscent of iconic hard-boiled puzzlers by John Grisham, Richard North Patterson, and Erle Stanley Gardner. This one will keep you guessing all the way to its gripping conclusionâ?¦and shaking in your shoes.



Little Men – The E Book

by Ronnie Yax

It is early 2001 and club culture has reached the absolute peak of worldwide popularity. Sam Bradley, along with his friends and millions of others across the planet regularly drop ecstasy to dance, gurn and retch their way through a weekend.
But Sam has problems. He’s stuck in a dead-end job, out of money and his sex-life is non-existent. The local drug dealer and thug offers him work, but he is just using Sam as he attempts to break the stranglehold that his bosses have over the ecstasy trade in Britain.
Simon and Tony, it would seem, are legitimate businessmen running a successful record label. Having met at the very beginnings of the late 80s rave scene on the shores of Ibiza, they secretly control a criminal empire that has flooded the clubs with pills and made them both obscenely wealthy. And when Simon falls for the beautiful but devious and fame-hungry Kyla Andretti, someone Sam and his friends know all about, paths eventually cross and the quest for money, power and fame takes a sinister and murderous turn.

Little Men, for the first time fictionalises the actual events that led to ecstasy’s arrival in the UK and charts the highly criminal and dangerous global trade in drugs and the murky processes that happen in order to get the pills into the hands of the end user.
The disturbing tale unfolds through the eyes of the drug users, dealers, traffickers and police. At times it is funny, always entertaining, and the suspense and intrigue lasts right up until the darkly terrifying ending.

Part One is approx 52,000 words, Part Two = 70,000



Sergei: A Very Russian Romance (Sons of the Motherland Book 1)

by Victoria Wright

Eleanor

She used to think his tattoos were sexy-before she knew just what they meant. Seven years after he vanished without a trace, and one degree in criminal psychology later, Eleanor never expected to find herself on an assignment in Moscow that would bring her face-to-face with Sergei Ivanov.

He was the flame that had left her in smoldering ruins so many years before, haunted by his broken promises. Left pregnant and alone to recollect the pieces of her life, she swore never to make the same mistake again. But that was before-before he walked through the door and they locked eyes, before they went back to her hotel together for drinks and nothing more, before it became everything more.

Sergei

Seven years ago his father called him home and Sergei made one of the most painful decisions of his life. He left Eleanor before the darkness in his family had a chance to consume her. He never could have imagined that his sister’s death would put their lives on a new collision course.

From the moment their eyes meet, he knows she’s still his. They’re supposed to be focused on finding a killer, and Sergei has secrets of his own to keep, but every look at Eleanor tells him that she’s hiding something too-and he’ll be damned if he doesn’t find out what.

*Sergei is a complete, standalone romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhanger. Contains mature content.*



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