Fleet sector bases close as the Fleet moves on. Everyone knows and expects it. But still, the announcement that Sector Base E-2 will close - although still 30 years in the future - breeds a mood of tension and anxiety. So when Rajivk Agwu finds two pairs of shoes on a trail near Fiskett Falls but no sign of their occupants, his already heightened senses warn of danger. Those on the base fare no better.
Mystery buff Vicki Butler plans to kill someone this weekend. Nothing personal, just business. The killer grand opening weekend at her new Who-Dun-Him Inn is all fun and games - until an unplanned dead body makes an appearance. With a murderer running loose, young widowed mom Vicki is forced to keep her family, guests, and actors safe while searching for clues. Her author guests, also the prime suspects, try their hand at solving this real-life whodunit, in the process hindering the investigation by local law enforcement officers.
Samantha Christianseno is capable, confident, good at her job of managing the family's olive oil ranch...and is going blind. Gently pushed by her family to get a guide dog, Samantha is partnered with Azure, a yellow lab with infinite patience. Samantha and Azure are assigned to Jack Shaw, an instructor known for bringing out the best in his students...even those who have absolutely no experience with dogs, like Samantha. Jack understands how difficult it can be to trust the unseen.
Captain Tory Sabin knows all too well the dangers of the anacapa drive, and that sometimes ships enter foldspace never to return. The ships simply disappear, taking their crews with them. Responding to a distress call from Captain Jonathan "Coop" Cooper, Sabin knows she must race against time to find him and his ship. Because although the Ivoire becomes the latest ship to enter foldspace and not return, she refuses to give up hope. She resolves to find the Ivoire. But her search for answers will lead to truths that will change her life forever.
Mae, chief linguist on the Ivoire, heads adiplomatic mission to Ukhanda. Her handling of relations with the Quurzod lead to a battle that causes the Ivoire's anacapa drive to malfunction, stranding the ship in foldspace. Mae can't remember what she did wrong on the mission: all she knows is that she's one of the few survivors. If she doesn't recall it, she won't be able to prevent another disaster when the Ivoire escapes foldspace. If the Ivoire escapes foldspace.
"Nice Short Story"
Kristine Kathryn Rusch's novel Diving Into The Wreck spawned a universe so vast that one novel can't contain it. The Spires of Denon doesn't involve Boss or her crew. Instead, this powerful short novel follows Meklos Verr, hired to guard an archeological dig near the mysterious Spires of Denon. There, Verr encounters the prickly Gabrielle Reese who heads the dig, and he meets some cave divers who aren't quite what they seem.
Tinker Murtagh thinks his new job is simple, but he's never robbed a medical clinic before - and he's never dealt with someone like Dr. Henry Van Deman. In Fresh Frozen by Darden North, a childless young policeman and his desperate, infertile wife meet Lucille Wax and her sales catalogue of human embryo and egg donors. Suddenly their Mississippi community faces grisly murder, the world of Hollywood celebrity, and a physician with a hidden agenda.
"A medical thriller with many surprises"
Life’s been tough for Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce. She lost an eye and disfigured her face responding to a domestic violence call. She accidentally killed a small child in the middle of a shoot-out with his father. Now, she’s up against a serial killer and her main suspect is a highly respected doctor known for his international relief work. It’s a good thing she doesn’t mind bending the rules.
"engaging story and protagonist"
Small-town detective Becca Keller must struggle with her own demons when her ex-husband calls her to help with a mass grave unearthed at the site of his resort-restoration project in the Oregon desert. Her investigation unearths more questions than answers - about the bones and about the past.
Two cases from the past return to haunt Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce.... She helped an investigator to put Martha Sherman behind bars for the murder of her stepdaughter, Emily. Now, Emily's body has been found in the basement of a home filled with the victims of serial killer Mack Rogers. Dismayed, Lucinda reviews the original investigation to uncover where she took the wrong turn to cause a wrongful conviction. While she delves into that case, FBI Special Agent Jake Lovett is tasked with looking into the coming prison release of politician Chris Phillips who just won a victory in appeals court.
Who is killing the leaders of non-profit agencies up and down the East Coast? Lucinda investigates the death of charity worker Sharon Fleming, who was brutally murdered. A note found by her mutilated body bears the words, "I was left behind". Is this a motive for murder? When a series of notes are also left on Lucinda's car windshield, she knows it's personal. Punish the Deed, because no good deed goes unpunished.
In the fifth book in the series, Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce encounters a death that at first appears to be suicide. In another city, Special Agent Jake Lovett pays little attention to a man who seems to be a conspiracy nut-until he's found dead. As they pursue their separate investigations, the two cases merge into one bigger crime. Together, they will need to strip away the veneer of false appearances to find the truth buried behind the façade.
In the third book in the Lucinda Pierce mystery series, the detective unravels a labyrinth of evidence to track down a double murderer while exploring the depth of childhood scars and the price of irresponsible parenting. When the victim's son is kidnapped, Pierce's FBI friend Jake Lovett joins in the investigation, helping Pierce cope with two deaths in her own dysfunctional family and a case involving mysticism, warped genetics and an unusual motive for murder. Does everyone hide a dark secret?
Tiara Investigations detectives Leigh, Tara and Victoria are former Georgia beauty queens, now middle-aged. When they're discovered at a murder scene and cannot provide a single clue, a police detective with a grudge against them sees the perfect opportunity to shut them down. To save their agency, they'll have to stay one step ahead of him, and to save themselves, two steps ahead of the killer. Then there's the matter of their own husbands knowing nothing about their new line of work. Hey, if the tiara fits...
The envy of all her friends, wife and mother Saphora Warren is the model of Southern gentility and accomplishment. She lives in a beautiful Lake Norman home, and has raised three capable adult children. Her husband is a successful plastic surgeon - and a philanderer. It is for that reason that, after hosting a garden party for Southern Living magazine, Saphora packs her bags to escape the trappings of her picturesque-but-vacant life.
A science fiction tale of love and survival of two modern professors dealing with the past they both love and study. Offered a free trip into a remote Idaho wilderness that she loves and studies, Professor Dawn Edwards can't refuse. On the trip she meets Professor Madison Rogers, and they fall for each other before they even reach their destination. But living in the Old West proves to be a brutal task at times. Somehow, Dawn must survive to rescue herself, her friends, and the man she loves. A science fiction novel of the old west and true love
A missing elderly man shows up dead on his son's front porch, his pockets full of acorns. Pierce isn't certain if she's investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she's ever encountered. The investigation brings her into contact with the adult children of people with dementia and leads her to a strange remote wonderland. When the missing are found, often questions remain.
Paleontologist Callie Sheridan spent a few days deep in the Oregon Caves on a dig with three students from the University of Oregon. When they emerged, they found almost everyone in the world dead. Survival became her only thought. Mathematician and galactic explorer Vardis Fisher dropped into orbit over a planet where almost all of the human life had been recently killed for no obvious reason. Suddenly, hundreds of other ships, all human, appear in orbit and start working to save the planet's remaining population.
"Not quite a Novel"
Davy Moss died fifteen years ago, but his fans keep him alive. They “see” him everywhere. They hold reunions, listen to his music over and over again. They encourage him to haunt them. But Davy Moss already haunts one man. Josh Candless, the man Davy Moss became after that accident. Contractor, loner, a man who makes music in the quiet of his apartment. Until one fateful day when he gives an impromptu performance in a bar.
Assassin Halina Layla Orlinskaya no longer kills for her country. She has fled to a space station in the Nether Realm. And now a space yacht has arrived, a space yacht filled with corpses, including her husband's. Only her twelve-year-old son Misha has survived. And he has a message for her.