Outrage

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503938808
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Fiction

The happy life Faith McMann knew as a wife, mother, and teacher was destroyed when vicious criminals murdered her husband, kidnapped her children, and left her for dead. After paralyzing grief, fear, and despair, there was nothing left for her to feel...except fury. But striking a staggering blow against a brutal ring of human traffickers was just the beginning of her uphill battle. Though her daughter remains missing and her son is lost in the wilderness, Faith's relentless efforts have reunited some children with their families. They've also made her and the rest of her family the targets of a sadistic crime boss. But Faith has learned plenty about survival in the lawless underworld she's storming. And she's forged an unbreakable bond with two no-holds-barred allies in the war against evil. As they dodge assassins and take down predators, Faith travels deeper into the heart of darkness, determined to rescue her children at any cost.

Furious

Author: T.R. Ragan
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781365014925
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Schoolteacher Faith McCann, the heroine of this searing first in a new crime series from Ragan (Evil Never Dies), returns one afternoon to her Sacramento, Calif., home to discover the members of her family bound and gagged: her husband, Craig, and their children, 10-year-old Lara and nine-year-old Hudson. The bad guys take the kids, slit Craig’s throat, and leave Faith for dead after a vicious beating. After a stint in a drug-induced coma and intensive care, Faith finds new purpose in searching for Lara and Hudson and their captors. Frustrated by the slowness of the official investigation, Faith assaults a police detective and winds up in court-mandated anger control classes, where under the sobriquet “Furious” she meets “Rage” and “Beast.” Rage and Beast become unlikely allies in her effort to penetrate the world of human trafficking, the evils of which are highlighted in chapters revealing what happened to Lara and Hudson. Readers with strong stomachs will eagerly await the next installment.

Finding Kate Huntley

Author: Theresa Ragan
Publisher: Theresa Ragan
ISBN: 9780989099523
Release Date: 2015-02-07
Genre: Fiction

During a vacation in the Caribbean, fifteen-year old Kate Huntley’s father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next ten years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physically. Every day is a struggle for survival. And yet she lives for only one reason…revenge. While looking for a drug lord via satellite in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, Jack Coffey, rookie FBI agent, spots Kate Huntley. Jack is sent by the agency to find Ms. Huntley and bring her back to the States. They have many unanswered questions about her father’s death. A professional and responsible man, Jack is confused by Kate’s lack of cooperation. He wants to help her return to the States where he believes she’ll be safe, but she treats him like the enemy and refuses to go. Everything about her is a contradiction. In the beginning Jack wonders if Kate’s distrust of his superiors is warranted or just simple paranoia. In the end, Jack realizes nothing is as it seems. Finding Kate Huntley was a 2008 finalist in the RWA Golden Heart competition. Other books by Theresa Ragan include A Knight in Central Park, Return of the Rose, Taming Mad Max, Having My Baby, An Offer He Can't Refuse, and Here Comes the Bride. Theresa also writes thrillers under the name T.R. Ragan.

Her Last Day

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1542046068
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Fiction

In this page-turner of a thriller by bestselling author T.R. Ragan, unlikely partners PI Jessie Cole and crime reporter Ben Morrison search for clues to a mystery buried in their own pasts—only to discover that sometimes the truth is better off buried. Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives—and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie’s daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession. For Ben, a horrific car accident resulted in scars both physical and emotional—and amnesia that has made his life a mystery. But curiously, out of his shattered memories, there’s one person he recognizes without a doubt: Jessie’s sister. He just doesn’t know why. Yet. But Sophie isn’t the only phantom drawing Jessie and Ben together. An elusive serial murderer known as the Heartless Killer has reemerged from the shadows. His next move will cut even deeper into Jessie’s worst fears. And for Ben, what happens this time is going to be unforgettable.

Such Wicked Intent

Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442403208
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Printz Honor–winner Kenneth Oppel that is “every bit as thrilling and engaging” (VOYA) as This Dark Endeavor. When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother’s betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.

Wrath

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503941418
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Fiction

The follow-up to the Wall Street Journal bestseller Outrage. Those who hunt monsters must be careful not to become monsters themselves. In another life, before human traffickers murdered her husband and stole her children, Faith McMann was a wife, mother, and teacher. Now she has become Furious, a merciless avenger on a deadly mission to retrieve her young son and daughter, no matter the cost. Aided by unlikely but steadfast allies, the giant Beast and fragile Rage, Faith plunges ever deeper into a sickening underworld of sexual exploitation and slavery with steel-forged determination and righteous anger. In this powerful, suspenseful conclusion to the Faith McMann trilogy, Faith is haunted by questions: Even if her children are recovered, will they be broken beyond repair? What terrible sacrifices will their rescue require? What are the limits of loyalty and love in a world that preys on innocents? And after her brutal awakening to the darkest aspects of human nature, what will remain of her own self?

Evil Never Dies

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477827706
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Fiction


Deranged

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503904296
Release Date: 2018-10
Genre:

Family man or deranged killer? It's for fearless PI Jessie Cole to find out. At any cost. Ever since a car accident left reporter Ben Morrison with amnesia, he's been try-ing to rebuild a future as he puts together the pieces of his past. With the help of PI Jessie Cole, he's getting closer. But few who remember Ben's troubled childhood want to talk. And those who do--including his father, imprisoned for a shocking crime--are stirring disturbing memories given up for dead. Then Jessie is sidetracked by a surveillance request from a suspicious husband. An ordinary case, until the cheating wife and lover are found murdered. They bear the trademark wounds of an elusive serial killer who's now leading Jessie down a chilling path--one that's about to put a dangerous twist in the search for Ben's identity. To discover the truth, Jessie must put more at risk than she ever feared. Because there are more secrets to Ben's past, than she--or even Ben--ever imagined.

Deadly Recall

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503949230
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Genre: Fiction

PI Jessie Cole is about to discover that there's no revenge too wicked as New York Times bestselling author T.R. Ragan's gripping series continues. When you search for the missing, there's no telling what you'll find. PI Jessie Cole learned that painful truth firsthand when her sister disappeared. Now a new case will test Jessie and Ben once again. Owen Shepard, the public face of one of the country's biggest health insurance companies, has become the target of a vengeful father. The man blames Shepard for his child's death and plans to make the CEO know what it's like to live with a broken heart--and watch others die. After killing two employees, the desperate father kidnaps Shepard's daughter. Tasked with finding her, Jessie and crime reporter Ben Morrison are running out of time to save her. Meanwhile, Ben is still seeking insight into the man he used to be before a car crash erased his memories. And each discovery is leading Jessie and him down a frightening road. What they find could scar both of them forever.

Almost Dead

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477819657
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Fiction

Life for private investigator Lizzy Gardner will never be the same. It's been three weeks since her fiancé, Jared, was shot on what was supposed to be their wedding day. He's in a coma now, and Lizzy is being forced to make a decision she might not be able to live with. But a string of deaths has forced her to get back to work. While they appear to be unrelated accidents at first glance, a closer look shows they all have something in common. More than a decade earlier, the victims were all members of the Ambassador Club at a Sacramento high school: a posh posse that bullied other students, one of whom remains tormented years later. In this pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author T.R. Ragan, Lizzy will need her colleagues and what's left of her wits to help her track down a cunning killer with a deadly revenge list before the next name--maybe hers--is crossed off for good.

Dead Weight

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher: Lizzy Gardner Series
ISBN: 161218510X
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Fiction

Sacramento private investigator Lizzy Gardner is determined to find two missing women-- teenager Carol Fullerton, who vanished twenty-one years ago from a California highway and Diane Kramer, not seen for six months after empying her saving account.

Dead To You

Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 9781407138213
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Ethan was abducted when he was just seven. Now, aged sixteen, he's finally back home. It's a miracle - at first. But as the tensions build and his family starts to crack again, can Ethan unearth the buried memory that holds the key to it all?

A Dark Mind

Author: T. R. Ragan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611099854
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

A serial killer is terrorizing Sacramento, preying on happily married couples and unleashing unspeakable cruelties upon his victims. The ordeal rekindles disturbing memories for private investigator Lizzy Gardner, who barely escaped a serial killer's clutches only years ago. But while most Sacramento residents are hiding in the shadows, paralyzed by fear, Lizzy is compelled to go after the Lovebird Killer.

Seven Sorcerers

Author: Caro King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442420434
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When eleven-year-old Nin Redfern wakes up one rainy Wednesday morning to discover that her younger brother has ceased to exist, she must venture into a magical land called the Drift where she grapples with bogeymen, tombfolk, mudmen, and the spirits of sorcerers to try and rescue him.

Andy Warhol Prince of Pop

Author: Jan Greenberg
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780307513069
Release Date: 2009-03-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

“IN THE FUTURE EVERYBODY will be world famous for 15 minutes.” The Campbell’s Soup Cans. The Marilyns. The Electric Chairs. The Flowers. The work created by Andy Warhol elevated everyday images to art, ensuring Warhol a fame that has far outlasted the 15 minutes he predicted for everyone else. His very name is synonymous with the 1960s American art movement known as Pop. But Warhol’s oeuvre was the sum of many parts. He not only produced iconic art that blended high and popular culture; he also made controversial films, starring his entourage of the beautiful and outrageous; he launched Interview, a slick magazine that continues to sell today; and he reveled in leading the vanguard of New York’s hipster lifestyle. The Factory, Warhol’s studio and den of social happenings, was the place to be. Who would have predicted that this eccentric boy, the Pittsburgh-bred son of Eastern European immigrants, would catapult himself into media superstardom? Warhol’s rise, from poverty to wealth, from obscurity to status as a Pop icon, is an absorbing tale—one in which the American dream of fame and fortune is played out in all of its success and its excess. No artist of the late 20th century took the pulse of his time—and ours—better than Andy Warhol. Praise for Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist: “This outstanding, well-researched biography is fascinating reading.”—School Library Journal, Starred “Readers will see not just the man but also the paintings anew.”—The Bulletin, Starred “An exceptional biography that reveals the humanity behind the myth.”—Booklist, Starred A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Book From the Hardcover edition.