For Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid's 32nd birthday, she gets an unusual gift: a homicide call out. The crime scene is in the elite Hillside neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. The victim is hotshot investigative reporter Percy Crenshaw, who has been bludgeoned to death in his carport.
"Good book. Bad narrator."
Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau's vice unit waiting for her. A 13-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city's outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder.
"Well read above average book"
Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid is back at work after an attempt on her life and a promotion into the Major Crimes Unit. When the husband of a Portland city judge reports his wife missing, Samantha is assigned the case. She assumes her only job is to make the district attorney look good until the judge turns up. When the police discover evidence of foul play, Samantha finds herself unearthing secrets that were meant to stay hidden.
"Book never grabed my attention."
Barely five feet tall, suicidally courageous, obsessed with tigers, and sexually eccentric, Mabel Stark was the greatest female tiger trainer in history. Clad in her leather suits and married five times, she was the Mae West of tiger taming. In the 1910s and 1920s, when circus was the most popular entertainment in America, Mabel Stark was the biggest attraction for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus.
"A fun book perfectly narrated!"
At Connecticut's most prestigious medical research institute, something is very wrong. It's the 1960s and America is in ferment, but at the Hug, the daily business of research continues, and the hierarchies of power remain undisturbed. That is, until the body of a woman is found in one of the animal research laboratories one morning - and then another.
The nuns called her Eve when they found her lying unconscious in a field in Burgundy, France. She had no possessions apart from a Tangiers ferry ticket, not even her memory, though her accent suggested she was an American. The convent has been her home ever since, a simple, tranquil life. Then one night, while Eve is away, a dozen camouflaged men make their way through the convent, murdering the sisters in cold blood. Only Sister Heloise escapes.
The daughter of a Florida drug runner, Alison Kerry lives from day to day, in seedy motels, surviving on cigarettes and the adrenaline rush of danger. Allie is a runner and her latest job should go down easy: easy pickup, easy payoff, easy money. But in a bar outside Seattle, everything goes horribly wrong.
She's looking for the truth in a place where there are no easy answers - only deadly secrets. The daughter of a Florida drug runner, Alison Kerry lives from day to day, in seedy motels, surviving on cigarettes, Wild Turkey, and the adrenaline rush of danger.
Meg Gardner has one of the choice jobs in Missoula, Montana, open to ex-cons. She's a repo lady, snagging cars back from deadbeat owners. Although dogged by bad memories and a glass half-empty attitude, Meg believes she can get her life together. A new boyfriend and a cozy cottage are helping her to do it, until she picks up a Jeep Cherokee belonging to a murdered man.