Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia's convinced it's another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago - the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?
Olivia Taylor Jones' life has exploded. She's discovered she is not only adopted, but her real parents are convicted serial killers. Fleeing the media frenzy, she took refuge in the oddly secluded town of Cainsville. She has since solved the town's mysteries and finds herself not only the target of its secretive elders but also her stalker ex-fiancé.
"The dilemma of two beautiful men!"
Blaze knows who killed her father, and she has merciless plans for payback. Until a phone call from a seductive stranger pleads with her to wait. Retribution is in his blood, too. Now he and Blaze will be united in the blood of the guilty. Tonight vengeance is theirs.
"Almost a full blown C.Feehan book!!"
Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence.
"Great start to a new series, but... CRINGE!"
In Cara Black’s “accomplished, absorbing debut” (Kirkus Reviews), PI Aimée Leduc must decrypt a digitized photo from the 1940s. But when Aimée visits the historic Jewish quarter of Paris to deliver the picture, she finds its intended recipient murdered—and with a swastika carved in her aged forehead
"Good story - odd telling"
November 1989: Aimee Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris' preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimee's life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is planning to get engaged to another woman.
In the virtual reality game Heir Apparent, there are way too many ways to get killed, and Giannine seems to be finding them all. Which is a darn shame, because unless she can get the magic ring, locate the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf's dumb riddles, impress the head-chopping statue, charm the army of ghosts, fend off the barbarians, and defeat the man-eating dragon, she'll never win. And she has to, because losing means she'll die, for real this time.
"Thoroughly Enjoyed It"
No one would guess that a 13-year-old schoolgirl and singer named Suzanne would become one of France's great heroes. But when the German army occupies her hometown of Cherbourg during World War II, Suzanne learns that there are some things worth fighting for any way she can. Recruited by the French Resistance, Suzanne becomes a spy covertly working for a noble cause. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's historical novel is a captivating tale of courage.
Aimée's childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to a rooftop where he is shot to death. Laure's gun has been fired, there is gunpowder residue is on her hands, so she is charged with her partner's murder. As the police close ranks against the alleged cop killer, Aimée is determined to clear Laure's name.
Facing a tight deadline on a computer security contract, Aimée responds to a telephone call from a stranger that leads her to an abandoned infant in a courtyard on the Ile Saint-Louis. She brings the baby home with her, calls her Stella, and awaits contact from the mother. But days pass, and no one reclaims the infant. Meanwhile, a group of environmental protestors is trying to stop the government from entering into a contract with an oil company notorious for pollution.
We think about it every day, sometimes every hour: money. Who has it. Who doesn't. How you get it. How you don't. Bender uses this very powerful force to pull together a unified collection of stories that deeply explore the ways in which money and the subsequent estimation of value affect the lives of her characters.
Aimee Leduc has her work cut out for her - running her detective agency and fighting off sleep deprivation as she tries to be a good single mother to her new bebe. The last thing she has time for now is to take on a personal investigation for a poor manouche (French Gypsy) boy. But he insists his dying mother has an important secret she needs to tell Aimee, something to do with Aimee's father's unsolved murder a decade ago. How can she say no?
Cara Black’s best-selling Aimée Leduc mysteries feature a streetwise PI who calls Paris her home. In her 11th outing, Aimée is faced with her most daunting challenge yet. Her godfather and mentor Commissaire Morbier is accused of murder, and it’s up to Aimée to clear his name. But as she investigates, she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy involving police corruption and Basque terrorists.
When Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston from an eastern finishing school, she's stunned to find her father in ill health. Though she loves him, he's only ever focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run their family business, Renard Shipping. Vowing to secure a suitable marriage partner, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure: a dagger personally gifted to Nicole's father by the pirate Jean Lafitte.
Tension runs high in this working-class neighborhood as a hunger strike to protest strict immigration laws escalates among the Algerian immigrants. Aimée barely escapes death in a car bombing in this tale of terrorism and greed in the shadows of Paris.
"Very political, but still great Cara Black"
In order for Suzette's papa to stay with his Ojibwe family year round, he must win the fur-trapping competition at Fort LaPointe Island in Lake Superior. But a troublemaker is sabotaging the competition-and making it seem like her papa's fault! To keep her family together, Suzette must use both her French and Ojibwe heritage to solve a dangerous mystery in this thrilling mix of historical fact and fiction.
A retelling of the Old Testament tale of Rahab the harlot, Flame of Resistance takes place in Nazi-occupied France. After American fighter pilot Tom Jaeger is shot down and harbored by the French Resistance, he figures prominently in a plan to infiltrate a Germans-only brothel. With the fates of multitudes hanging in the balance, Tom’s life—and the life of a prostitute named Brigitte—take on an importance that will reverberate through history.
Prague in the 1950s is a city of numerous small terrors, of political tyranny, corruption, and surveillance. There is no way of knowing whether one's neighbor is spying for the government, or what one's supposed friend will say under pressure to a state security agent. A loyal party member might be imprisoned or executed as quickly as a traitor; innocence means nothing for a person caught in a government trap.
"Not at all like Raymond Chandler"
Anthony Award nominee Cara Black has garnered international acclaim for the authentic characterization and tantalizing suspense of her Aimée Leduc series. In this third entry—set in 1994 Paris—Aimée fears that a 1960s Communist gang is on the loose—and her long-lost mother just may be one of them.
"Terrific story in present and past"
Cara Black's Aimée Leduc mystery series transports listeners to the streets of Paris for dark crime stories. Working in her office, Aimée is surprised by Mireille, a Haitian immigrant who claims to be her sister. But before Aimée can learn more, Mireille disappears, leaving only a note behind. Following up on the note, Aimée soon becomes wrapped up in a sprawling international conspiracy.
"I like Cara Black but I am picky..."