Chilling Effect

An Aroostine Higgins Novel

Book 2
Brown Street Books
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USA Today bestseller Melissa F. Miller’s Aroostine Higgins series continues with a case that requires the federal prosecutor to connect with her heritage in order to stop a remorseless killer.

 

Rumors of money skimming, murder, and stolen military weapons swirl around a Central Oregon reservation. Aroostine is sent to investigate in the hopes that her Native American roots will help her win trust in a community wary of outsiders.

 

She arrives to find her would-be informant executed in his home. As Aroostine digs deeper into rumors and the murder, she butts heads with tribal authorities bent on solving the crime and doling out punishment on their own terms. After Aroostine and her husband Joe narrowly escape a deadly ambush on the reservation, she’s not sure who she can trust … and who’s trying to kill her.

Keywords: women sleuths, mystery & thriller, mystery series, legal thriller, suspense, murder, bestseller, Native American fiction

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Now available in one volume, the first three full-length novels in the USA TODAY bestselling Sasha McCandless legal thriller series.

IRREPARABLE HARM

Skillful plotting, surprising twists, and a cracking pace keep readers turning the pages in this gripping legal thriller. Downloaded by more than one million readers!

Attorney Sasha McCandless has one goal: Make partner at the best firm in town. Then a plum assignment plunges her into a world of deceit and danger.

She's tapped to defend an airline when a commercial flight crashes, killing everyone aboard. It's her big chance—high-stakes litigation for an important client. But, as she digs into the evidence, people close to the case start dying. When she discovers the crash was intentional, she teams up with a federal air marshal to prevent another disaster.

Soon, Sasha finds herself with a brand-new life goal: Stop a madman before he kills her.

INADVERTENT DISCLOSURE

Tiny dynamo Sasha McCandless returns in the acclaimed follow-up to Irreparable Harm!

It was supposed to be a routine discovery motion. It wasn't.

When Sasha travels to rural Clear Brook County for a discovery argument, the judge appoints her counsel to an angry senior citizen facing a competency hearing. Then she's attacked by a group of environmental activists who mistake her for an oil and gas industry executive. Fracking of the Marcellus Shale has left the community bitterly divided and mistrustful of outsiders.

She's eager for her appointment to end so she can leave for good. Then the town's only judge is murdered, and she can't walk away. Instead, she races to find the killer against a backdrop of secrets, backroom deals, and corruption, as the town threatens to fracture beyond repair.

IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN

“Till death do us part” takes on gruesome significance in Irretrievably Broken.

Prescott & Talbott is reeling from the murder of partner Ellen Mortenson—allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband—when a photograph of the dead woman is delivered to the law firm, her face Xed out and "ONE DOWN" scrawled across the bottom. Within days, a second partner is murdered, her husband also accused.

Sasha doesn't practice criminal defense, but her former firm asks her to represent Ellen’s husband. Owing Prescott a favor, she takes the case despite her misgivings. Soon she’s representing both of the so-called Lady Lawyer Killers. The long hours take a toll on her own nascent relationship.

That’s the least of Sasha’s troubles, though. The real killer is waging a vendetta for a past case gone wrong—and there's one more lawyer on his list.

Practicing Buddhist and retired forensic pathologist Bodhi King seeks peace. But death keeps finding him.

After solving a series of unexplained deaths and exposing a sordid political scandal, Bodhi retreated from the limelight. Permanently, he thought. But now he's called out of early retirement to help investigate a death cluster on a private island in the Florida Keys.

Healthy residents of a ritzy assisted living facility are dying in the middle of the night ... their faces frozen in terror.

Bodhi arrives on Golden Island to find a community gripped by fear. And beneath the surface, conflict simmers, threatening to boil over. The charismatic leader of the Golden Island Church, the dying Cuban-Americans, and the local Catholic priest all have secrets to protect.

It’s up to Bodhi to bring the truth to light … before another resident dies.

Dark Path is the first book in an intriguing, engrossing new forensic thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller. Lonely Path (Book 2), Hidden Path (Book 3), and Twisted Path (Book 4) are available now!

 

What Readers Are Saying:

“[A] very enjoyable read—a forensic thriller crossed with cozy mystery, with a cast of entertaining characters confined in a remote location. … [I]n Miller’s books there are always interesting themes alongside the thrill of a fast-paced plot, and Dark Path is no exception.”

“I fervently enjoyed the twists and turns as one by one, the clues to the puzzle are discovered.”

“[A]n excellent, tightly woven tale that hooked me quickly and kept me reading until the conclusion.”

“Melissa Miller's writing is strong, with good character development, lots of action and a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.”


Other Thriller/Mystery Series by Melissa F. Miller:

The Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller Series

The Aroostine Higgins Thriller Series

The We Sisters Three Mystery Series 

Keywords: forensic thriller, medical thriller, thriller series, series, Buddhist, Buddhism, nonviolent, metaphysical, gripping, intriguing, engrossing, sophisticated, thought-provoking, religion, prosperity gospel, Santeria, Key West, forensic mystery, fans of Bones, Temperance Brennan, Kathy Reichs, Michael Palmer, Rizzoli & Isles, Tess Gerritsen

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Publisher
Brown Street Books
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Published on
Nov 1, 2016
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Pages
275
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ISBN
9781940759203
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Legal
Fiction / Native American & Aboriginal
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Legal
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This content is DRM free.
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