Countdown to the Fourth of July…
Just weeks before Independence Day, the President is targeted for assassination by a powerful financial cartel that is making plans to rip off the American dream.
Only two people stand between a national disaster and a glorious celebration…and time is running out...
A treasured Betsy Ross flag is missing, and FBI Special Agent Nate Murtaugh has just ten days to find it. His search takes him to the Philadelphia art world—and Ellie Littlefield. Daughter of a notorious art forger, she is a savvy dealer of American antiquities. Ellie has connections in the art underworld and Murtaugh will go to any lengths to get her to help him.
As the countdown to Independence Day ticks away, Ellie and Nate must navigate a world where truth and lies are hard to separate, where murder is just a way of doing business and where corporate power brokers refuse to let anyone—even the US President—stand in the way of profits.
USA Today Bestselling Authors Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick have crafted over forty fast-paced, conflict-filled contemporary and historical novels and two works of nonfiction under the pseudonyms Jan Coffey and May McGoldrick.
These popular and prolific authors write suspense, mystery, historical romance, and young adult novels. They are four-time Rita Finalists and the winners of numerous awards for their writing, including the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Daphne DeMaurier Award, three NJRW Golden Leaf Awards, two Holt Medallions, and the Connecticut Press Club Award for Best Fiction. Their work is included in the Popular Culture Library collection of the National Museum of Scotland.
Jan Coffey is an Honor Roll Author of the Romance Writers of America.
RWA RITA AWARD FINALIST
KISS OF DEATH MYSTERY/SUSPENSE
DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD WINNER
NATIONAL READERS' CHOICE AWARD FINALIST
A man awaits execution for a murder he did not commit . . .
A woman returns to a place of scandal and death to save her brother . . .
A small town's simmering secrets are about to ignite in a blaze of suspicion and deadly retribution . . .
Twenty years ago, Lea and Ted Hardy came home from school to find their parents dead, victims of a murder-suicide. Lea leaves the small town of Stonybrook and the painful memories behind. But Ted can't seem to escape the past. Marrying the pampered daughter of Stonybrook's leading family, he starts a new life–until he discovers secrets that lead to the death of his wife and daughters. And to accusations of murder. Now, convicted and facing execution, Ted has given up hope.
Then Lea receives anonymous letters proclaiming Ted's innocence. Determined to save her brother, she must return to a town that harbors a fierce desire to see Ted die . . . taking long-buried secrets with him.
Desperate, Lea turns to Mick Conklin, a man she is deeply attracted to but cannot fully trust. She needs an ally, now more than ever. Because the fuse has been lit, and the bright fires of truth are about to blow Stonybrook wide open.
Fahimah Banaz has been wrongly held in a CIA “black site” for over five years. Now, as cases of unexplained deaths—marked by rapid decomposition—are cropping up across the U.S., Homeland Security is willing to bend any rule to find the source of the deadly infection, even if it means resurrecting a "dead" Iraqi biochemist. Fahimah’s sister risked her life trying to destroy the super-microbe that causes the flesh-eating disease. Fahimah tried, too, but landed in prison.
Austyn Newman was sent to gain the cooperation of the scientist. Arriving in Afghanistan, he recognizes that the CIA has been holding the wrong sister all these years. They need her, but how will he gain her trust?
With time running out, Austyn must help Fahimah find her way through war-ravaged Iraq and Kurdistan…for the answer lies at the end of her journey home.
Winner: Connecticut Press Club — Best Book of the Year: Adult Fiction
TRUST ME ONCE
A woman runs through the glittering streets of Newport with killers on her trail.
She needs help. She needs someone she can trust...
Attorney Sarah Rand returns home from abroad to discover that she is a dead woman. In shocked disbelief she realizes the murder victim mistakenly identified as her was really her best friend. No one knows that Sarah is still alive—except the killers still hunting her down.
Alone and on the run, Sarah desperately searches for answers. Why has her boss and mentor, a prominent local judge, been arrested for the crime? What does she have or know that’s worth killing for? And what are the most powerful people in exclusive Newport—a senator, a dying professor and his embittered wife, a top-notch security expert and a cadre of criminals—determined to hide.
With danger closing in, Sarah must turn to a man she barely knows—Owen Dean, a Hollywood celebrity with dark secrets of his own...