An officer hangs himself in the engine room of naval submarine HMS Tenacity. A woman's murder bears disturbing similarities to an old case. Lieutenant Danielle "Dan" Lewis grasps for the truth before it submerges in the gray waters of the English Channel.
Cramped, claustrophobic, and under strict command, the confines of HMS Tenacity are unwelcoming in the best of circumstances. For Dan, the only female aboard, who must methodically interrogate a tightknit and hostile crew, it's her own special place in hell.
Recently reassigned to the Special Investigation Branch's Kill Team, Dan's hardheaded reputation precedes her. But facing an obstinate ship's company, a commanding officer too eager to close the case, and a constant threat of unfriendly male interest, she learns that under enough pressure everyone has their breaking point.
Skeletons In The Closet: Secrets don't stay buried for very long, not with Detective Stephanie Chalice on the trail. When an act of cowardice and greed resurfaces it spells disaster for a rich and powerful Manhattan family. Their infant son has been abducted and no ransom demand has been put forward. Is the basis for this crime money or retribution? You can lay odds that Chalice will get to the bottom of it before anyone else.
Join Chalice on the first of her new monthly City Beat Thrillers, guaranteed to jump-start your heart each and every time. Chalice, Lido, and Ma are back in force and they're just as righteous and rambunctious as ever.
We All Fall Down: Rodrigo is dead or so the police have been led to believe. A hunt for the drug lord/cop killer was called off when he was presumed burned to death in a warehouse fire. Chalice is called in when the infamous kingpin is ID'd at The Tableau, a swanky uptown bar. A woman has been murdered and the killers have been pinned down by the police while attempting to make good their escape. Is it the real Rodrigo Lopez or is it a ghost? More surprising still—why commit a murder in front of a hundred witnesses? Only Chalice has what it takes to put all the incongruous pieces together.
Ashes To Ashes: "He didn't do it." When Adele Clarke came to plead her son's case everyone turned a deaf ear, everyone except Chalice. She'd heard it all before and still she listened. A mother's desperate plea—her innocent son serving time—a case no one would dare talk about. There was something in her account that didn't make sense, something Chalice couldn't let go of—and yet, eight women and children were dead, gunned down in one of the worst mass killings the city had ever seen.
Not far from the scene of the murders two crime families are still licking their wounds in the aftermath of the botched LaGuardia Heist, and an embroiled police commissioner will do anything to avoid disgrace.
With reasonable doubt now established in Chalice's mind, she fights to reopen this toxic file, and painstakingly labors to recreate the chilling sequence of events leading to the identity of the true cold-blooded killers.
Where The Truth Leads: Like a grizzly that's already conquered its prey, Chalice's teeth are firmly embedded in an investigation to free a man who has been unjustly imprisoned. She's been ordered to stand down, to walk away from the very inquiry she began. Puzzled and angry, Chalice ponders why the police commissioner would pull her from a case she's better suited to resolve than anyone else on the force.
To divert her focus, her CO has assigned her to a new case. She now pursues a villain who's slain women in different locations across the country and has now claimed a victim on Chalice's turf. The bulldog cop is torn between her new case and the innocent man she is sure will never be set free, a travesty she cannot abide. With her career on the line Chalice struggles to find a solution to both cases.
Jaycee sifts through rumors, myths, and potential witnesses, building a fondness for her spirited young cousin, and a wariness of a potentially lethal pact now controlling her every move.
As she races to root out the players, Jaycee learns that sometimes surviving isn't enough, and justice can be the ultimate final transaction.
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.
The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.
Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled...