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Storm Runners
The Fallen
California Girl
Cold Pursuit
Black Water
Silent Joe
Red Light
The Blue Hour
Where Serpents Lie
The Triggerman's Dance
Summer of Fear
Pacific Beat
Little Saigon
Laguna Heat
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THE FAMOUS AND THE DEAD

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Los Angeles County sheriff ’s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the iron river that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The diamond fillings he wears in his left canine glimmer, distracting the men who sell the illegal firearms that enable the unspeakable violence on both sides of the map. Spotting the sparkle when “Charlie Diamonds” opens his mouth is often their first step toward life behind bars.
 



 

  THE JAGUAR

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Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands turn out to be as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocorrido, a folk ballad that records the exploits of the drug dealers, gunrunners, and outlaws who have populated Mexican history for generations. Under threat of death, Armenta orders Erin to tell his life story—in music—and write “the greatest narcocorrido of all time.”



 

  THE BORDER LORDS

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ATF agent Sean Ozburn is deep undercover supporting the sicarios of the Baja Cartel when he suddenly goes completely dark, his only communications being the haunting digital videos he sends to his desperately worried wife, Seliah. Charlie Hood must determine if Oz is simply chasing demons deeper undercover than anyone has ever gone, or whether his friend has suffered a permanent break with his mission and his moral compass.




 

  IRON RIVER

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This time around, Hood is running the California-Mexico border with the ATF, searching for the iron river – the massive and illegal flow of handguns and automatic weapons that fuels the bloody cartel wars south of the border. Gunrunners by nature aren’t exactly ethical, but the lengths they’ll go to, and the innocent lives they’ll risk, are shocking even to Hood.




  THE RENEGADES

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Some say that outlaws no longer exist, that the true spirit of the American West died with the legendary bandits of pulp novels and bedtime stories. Charlie Hood knows that nothing could be further from the truth. These days he patrols vast stretches of the new American West, not on horseback but in his cruiser. The outlaws may not carry six-shooters, but they’re strapped all the same.



 

  L.A. OUTLAWS

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Los Angeles is gripped by the exploding celebrity of Allison Murietta, her real identity unknown, a modern-day Jesse James with the compulsion to steal beautiful things, the vanity to invite the media along, and the conscience to donate much of her bounty to charity ...




Storm Runners Storm Runners STORM RUNNERS

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Deputy Sheriff Matt Stromsoe has gone through hell and back, but now he's reclaiming his life, starting over as bodyguard to a lovely TV news reporter. Easy job, simple life. Everything above board, no secrets to keep. Yeah, right...




The Fallen The Fallen THE FALLEN

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Robbie Brownlaw is a San Diego homicide detective with a special gift, or curse, if you will. He has synesthesia and it allows him to tell, perhaps, when people are lying...




California Girl California Girl CALIFORNIA GIRL

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California in the 1960s, and the winds of change are raging. But for the Becker brothers, the past is always present and it comes crashing back when the body of the lively and mysterious Janelle Vonn is discovered in an abandoned orange-packing plant. The Beckers and Vonns have a history, beginning years ago in high school and a rumble between the brothers of each clan...




Cold Pursuit Cold Pursuit COLD PURSUIT

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When wealthy, influential, patriarch Pete Braga is found beaten to death by his lovely young nurse, cops don't have to look hard for a suspect. Homicide detective Tom McMichael doesn't think the murder can be solved quite so easily, and he can't help but notice just how attractive Braga's former caregiver really is...




Black Water Black Water BLACK WATER

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Third in the Merci Rayborn series. A cop's wife is found dead, her husband's body beside her, injured but alive...




Silent Joe Silent Joe SILENT JOE

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A scarred man, out to avenge the death of the father he adored, is caught in a web of Southern California political intrigue...




Red Light Red Light RED LIGHT

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The second in the Merci Rayborn series. Two years have passed and Merci's still a dedicated detective, this time working hard for both her and her son...




The Blue Hour The Blue Hour THE BLUE HOUR

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Do you always check the backseat of your car before you get in? You should... First novel in the Merci Rayborn series. Tim Hess, a cop on the edge of retirement teams up with a newbie police officer, with much to prove...




Where Serpents Lie Where Serpents Lie WHERE SERPENTS LIE

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One man's obsessive quest to protect the innocent—while facing the guilt in his own past. Terry Naughton has come up against his share of heinous criminals in his years on the force—but nothing has prepared him for the Horridus, the brilliant madman who is terrorizing the children of Orange County...




The Triggerman's Dance The Triggerman's Dance THE TRIGGERMAN'S DANCE

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There were two men in Rebecca Harris's life: Joshua Weinstein—the tough, dark, passionate, Jewish FBI agent she was engaged to; and John Menden—the blond, WASP, slick newsman who was her lover. Both men silently knew of the other's existence in Rebecca's life—and each hoped that when she made her ultimate decision between them, he would be the chosen one. Now they must become allies to solve her murder...




Summer of Fear SUMMER OF FEAR

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It's a scorching California summer, and cop-turned-crime-writer Russ Monroe has stumbled onto the hottest story of his career. A vicious serial killer is massacring entire families, leaving once-peaceful communities paralyzed with fear...




Pacific Beat PACIFIC BEAT

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Two things you never do: kill a cop's wife or kill a cop's sister. Someone's done both, and Newport Beach is about to explode...




Little Saigon LITTLE SAIGON

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Amateur surfer Chuck Frye feels like a wipeout. He's the prodigal son of a powerful land baron—and suddenly, his life is about to receive a terrifying, life altering jolt when his brother's Vietnamese wife is kidnapped. Chuck's chance to prove himself soon becomes a harrowing, deadly adventure that takes him from lush oceanfront estates into the teeming, secretive maze of California's Vietnamese community...




Laguna Heat LAGUNA HEAT

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Tom Shephard, Laguna Beach's new homicide detective, is trying to rebuild a shattered career and recover his self-confidence as a lover. Laguna Beach, Orange County's wealthy, tennis and boat-loving resort, is chic and crime-free—until the 'Fire Killer' appears...


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