Plaster City

Author: Johnny Shaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 1477817581
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Fiction

"Jimmy Veeder and Bobby Maves are back at it, two years after the events of Dove Season--they're not exactly the luckiest guys in the Imperial Valley, but, hey, they win more fights than they lose. Settled on his own farmland and living like a true family man after years of irresponsible fun, Jimmy's got a straight life cut out for him. But he's knocking years off that life thanks to fun-yet-dangerous Bobby's booze-addled antics--especially now that Bobby is single, volatile, profane as ever, and bored as hell. When Bobby's teenage daughter goes missing, he and Jimmy take off on a misadventure that starts out as merely unfortunate and escalates to downright calamitous. Bobby won't hesitate to kick a hornets' nest to get the girl to safety, but when the rescue mission goes riotously sideways, the duo's grit--and loyalty to each other--is put to the test."--Publisher's website.

Imperial Valley

Author: Johnny Shaw
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1503941299
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Fiction

Jimmy Veeder has finally settled down, completing his dramatic transformation from hell-raiser to family man. With his new wife, Angie, and eight-year-old son, Juan, he lives the quiet life. No trouble, no problems. Or so he thought. But this is Jimmy Veeder's Fiasco, after all. The night after his wedding, Jimmy is lured right back into a world of danger and mayhem when childhood friend Tom�s Morales, the current crime lord of Mexicali, turns up on his doorstep offering information about the whereabouts of his son's grandfather, for whom Jimmy has been searching for years. Jimmy and Angie head to Mexico-one part honeymoon, one part expedition to find Juan's grandfather-accompanied by old pals Bobby Maves and Griselda. The trip immediately careens into chaos when they find themselves shadowed by thugs, shot at by cartel soldiers, and forced into a confrontation with a violent, volatile drug lord. The fight spreads from Sinaloa back to Jimmy's doorstep, putting everything Jimmy cares about directly in the crosshairs.

Dove Season

Author: Johnny Shaw
Publisher: Amazonencore
ISBN: 1935597647
Release Date: 2011-09
Genre: Fiction

Accompanied by his childhood friend Bobby, Jimmy sets out to fulfill his dying father's request for a Mexican prostitute, but granting the request puts them at odds with members of the underworld residing in the border towns of Calexico and Mexicali.

Descending Son

Author: Scott Shepherd
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 1477808736
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Fiction

If Jess Stark really knew what was on the other side of the coffin lid, he might just decide to remain six feet under . . . Jess stayed away from Palm Springs for seven years, avoiding his family and the girl who broke his heart. It took a desperate call from his mother to force him home to see his ailing father. As soon as he returned, Jess found himself embroiled in two suspicious deaths, emotional turmoil with his family, and a supernatural secret that involved them all--winding up in an unmarked grave in the middle of the Coachella Desert. In a tale that spreads from the California Desert to the jungles of Mexico and set in a town that time has practically forgotten, Descending Son is rooted in the sins of Jess's past and a future that threatens his life. Sure, Jess can go home again, but there's a heavy price to pay.

A Cold and Broken Hallelujah

Author: Tyler Dilts
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477824499
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Fiction

On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. A defenseless homeless man has been burned to death by three teenagers with gang ties. The suspects are already in custody, and the evidence is overwhelming—but when one suspect's brother is targeted for murder, Danny starts to think there may be more to this seemingly clear-cut case. Obsessed with discovering the true identity of the victim, a gentle vagrant who may have been hiding a tortured past, Danny and his team start to uncover a high-reaching conspiracy that puts them all at risk—and threatens to open new wounds that could cut even deeper than Danny's old ones.

Moving Day

Author: Jonathan Stone
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477818243
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

When Stanley Peke and his wife become victims of a moving day scam, it reminds him of his time evading the Nazis in the Polish countryside, and soon he and his wife embark on a cross-country trip to track the criminals down.

Rain Girl

Author: Gabi Kreslehner
Publisher: Amazoncrossing
ISBN: 1477823115
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Fiction

Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice. Revealing victims' hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layers shrouding the girl's disturbing past, darker mysteries emerge. Everyone has something to hide--even Franza, who must face her own secrets to reveal the truth.

The Dead Key

Author: D. M. Pulley
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477820876
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Fiction

1998. For years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold the bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees, and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost. When engineer Iris Latch stumbles upon them during a renovation survey, what begins as a welcome break from her cubicle becomes an obsession as she unravels the bank's sordid past-- and soon realizes that the key to the mystery comes at an astonishing price.

The Gemini Effect

Author: Chuck Grossart
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 1477820450
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Fiction

"A single raindrop opens a Pandora's box when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II is unleashed on an unsuspecting modern world. By dawn, only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still, except for mutant beasts that hide from the light, multiply, and await the shadows of night to continue their relentless advance. Ordered to investigate the unfolding crisis, biowarfare specialist Carolyn Ridnour barely escapes the creatures' nocturnal onslaught, saved in the nick of time by Colonel Garrett Hoffman, who lost hundreds of his troops to a swarm that neither bombs nor bullets can stop. As Carolyn and Garrett race to stop the plague, a battered and broken government prepares to release the fury of America's nuclear arsenal on its own soil and its own citizens." -- back cover.

Everything Burns

Author: Vincent Zandri
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1477826734
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Fiction

Bestselling crime writer Reece Johnston, who recovered from a taste for arson in his youth, is now working to fix his broken marriage, but while he deals with his personal problems, a jealous rival is determined to see him crash and burn.