Julie Hockley, a lawyer by trade and a writer by love, is the author of the bestselling novel Crows Row. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada, with her family. Visit Julies website at www.juliehockley.com.
A scared kid, Dane did what he had to do: he ran. He never looked back, but he knew something changed in him that day. No longer was he an innocent young man. The older Dane got, the less he fearedand the less he careduntil something finally snapped in him. Danes guilt turned into anger, and his anger became a need for bloody vengeance at any cost.
Obsessed with the idea of revenge, Dane plots to assassinate the Kingpins of the now global crime syndicate that corrupted his youth. His main target is a mysterious syndicate overlord known as Krait. Dane suspects Krait might see him coming, but no matter what, Dane is determined to get the job done. How could he guess that the mafia has ties to the Larusio family and that Danes own secret isnt the worst in Genova?
For the Negotiator, calling 911 isn't an option.
The Negotiator has built a lucrative business on his talent for moving valuable merchandise with no questions asked. As a successful entrepreneur in the criminal underground, he's learned that it's good for business—and for his health—to keep gunplay off the table as much as possible.
But when a deal that promises to deliver a massive payday leads to a bloodbath, he's forced into a no-holds-barred mission for vengeance. And for the Negotiator, when the stakes of a deal are life and death, gunplay is definitely back on the table.
Praise for Brendan DuBois:
"Surprises keep coming until the last page, where we're let in on a vast, circular plot reminiscent of Grisham—and worthy of him."—Booklist
"A taut, suspenseful thriller."—Library Journal
"DuBois throws in a pleasing final surprise."—Kirkus Reviews
"[DuBois] writes a mean novel."—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bills grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killingand then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes shes been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.
Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six year- old Cameron. She understands its a forbidden love and one that wont allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.
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...