A young prostitute is murdered in a sleepy northeast Portland, Oregon, neighborhood. Legendary detective Bob Grimsley takes a personal interest in the case and finds that there’s more to the young girl than meets the eye. Rich Franklin, an African American writer and part-time newspaper pitcher doesn’t realize he may have seen the murderer. He finds himself in the middle of a bizarre murder conspiracy that threatens the lives of his family. This complex, Portland thriller brings in characters from around the region to solve a murder that could bring down powerful people. The clock is ticking to solve the crime before a cover-up is complete.
Jackson Walker once again faces his demons in this haunting sequel to Devil in the Grass. Now working as an investigative lawyer for Peter Robertson, Jack teams with Janie Callaghan to solve the disappearance of a sleazy client specializing in taboo pornography. Meanwhile, the evil head of the Church of Satan weaves an intricate web to lure Walker as the sacrificial lamb in an Everglades Black Mass ritual.
Spencer Hall, head of the British MI5 Security Service, knows it’s no ordinary day when top CIA field agent Jack Stein lurks near his car. He’s right, and when he learns of the looming internal threat, he knows it won’t be business as usual.
Hall must bypass usual communication routes and put increased trust in Jack when he learns of an assassination plot against the British Prime Minister. The plot’s KGB-hatched, but the assassin’s possibly homegrown–meaning Hall doesn’t know just how close the assassin is to the target.
Hall works close with Stein to put together a top-notch team to crack the mystery and stop the plot in time. After all, they can’t have a professional killer running loose on the streets of London. They reenlist old friends such as Virginia Dudley, who’s done intelligence work for both nations, and work fast. Failure would likely mean the end of their careers. Worse, if they get too close, it could be the end of their lives.
Author Toby Oliver captures the political intrigue of the Cold War to craft spy thriller The Downing Street Plot, a page-turning treat–from its opening intrigue to its dramatic conclusion.
Nikki Garcia is an unlikely Sam Spade: a former international auditor turned private investigator who lands an assignment in Mexico to find a missing ten-year-old girl, Bibi Lombardi. The child’s estranged parents have been fighting over custody of her and one of them could be responsible for her disappearance.
It’s an easy child-snatching case—right?
Nikki thinks so until a marijuana-smoking bag lady provides eye-witness information on the girl’s abduction. Following the lead, Nikki pursues a group of dangerous criminals through designated UNESCO locations, archaeological sites, picturesque colonial towns, and barren deserts .
But when Bibi’s mother Sofía receives a ransom request, Nikki is already undercover with a gang of “Coyotes.” Nikki’s boss and fellow private eye, Floyd Webber, thinks she is on the wrong trail. Floyd is certain someone purposely gave her misleading information on the abduction to prevent her from recovering the child. Or is the kidnapper headed north to the U.S. border where Bibi’s fate could be much worse than her current situation?
Eduardo Duarte, who is enthralled with Nikki, fears the forces of evil will prevail if she continues in the search, so he starts a search of his own to find her.
Will he locate her before it’s too late?
And what will become of little Bibi?