Crossfire Creek

An Aroostine Higgins Novel

Book 5
Brown Street Books
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A mother and her eleven-year-old daughter vanish from their Crossfire Creek home. The girl is vulnerable. The mother, impulsive. Tracker Aroostine Higgins is called in to find them, fast, before they’re hurt … or worse.


Aroostine assumes her Rue Jackman alias, packs up her truck, and hits the road with her dog Rufus by her side to do what she does best: Find the missing.


Unofficially, under the radar, and not necessarily entirely legally.


Meanwhile, Special Agent Patton Banks of the National Park Services Investigative Services Branch is tasked with solving the execution-style murder of a low-level criminal.


Officially, entirely legally, and as quickly as possible.

When Aroostine’s search gets tangled up with Patton’s investigation, the collision sets off a barrage … and she’s caught in the crossfire.


Don’t miss this fifth-in-series thriller from USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller.

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Brown Street Books
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Published on
May 21, 2019
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781940759449
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Native American & Aboriginal
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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A favor for a friend turns into a murder investigation, drawing apprentice PI Willa Pennington into a labyrinth of lies and deception in the shadows of Washington, D.C.

Willa Pennington thought that becoming a PI would be better than being a cop. She thought she'd never have to make another death notification or don a bulletproof vest again. She thought she could move past the pain of losing her best friend. She thought she'd be safe.

But she couldn't have been more wrong.

Now, agreeing to do a simple favor has brought her to a dead body, a missing person, and a battle of wits with an old friend who has dangerous secrets. If Willa can keep her focus, she could solve the murder, find the missing girl, and figure out if the person she's trusted with her life is the one trying to end it.

Praise:

A 2019 Lefty Award Nominee

A 2018 Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel

"One of the best debut efforts I've ever seen. Tight plotting, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a protagonist in PI Willa Pennington you'll want to read about again and again. I couldn't put this book down."—Maggie Barbieri, author of Once Upon a Lie

"A debut that saddles tough-girl noir with the heart of a cozy."—Kirkus Reviews

"This is a solid beginning to a character and setting that could go on to very good things."—RT Book Reviews

"Aimee Hix is an up-and-coming author everyone should watch."—Crimespree Magazine

"The book has plent of twists and surprises, but what stands out is the tight writing and fast narrative of the author's debut novel."—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Where evil lurks, no one is safe.


The suspicious fire that destroyed the shed exposes a surprise corpse—not what ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott expected when they reserved a cabin at their friends’ lakeside resort.


Fear overshadows their visit like a looming storm. Their friends are receiving anonymous threatening letters. An elderly resident is reported missing. Then a child vanishes. Locals are wary—and terrified.


Terror blankets the town as the body count mounts. When Michael makes a connection to a cold case, evidence points to an ex-convict looking for revenge. He’s had reconstructive surgery. He could be anyone.



"You won't want to put it down!" — Reviewer


"Great characters and great storyline." — Reviewer


"Well-plotted...everybody is a suspect." — Reviewer



Books by Sandra Nikolai in the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series:

(Each book can be read as a standalone)


False Impressions (Book 1)

Fatal Whispers (Book 2)

Timely Escape (Short story prequel to Book 3)

Icy Silence (Book 3)

Dark Deeds (Book 4)

Broken Trust (Book 5)

Cold Revenge: A Psychological Thriller (Book 6)

Box Set: Books 1-3

Box Set: Books 4-6



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 Join Aroostine Higgins as she risks everything in the pursuit of justice in this thriller bundle from USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller. This bundle features the first three novels in the smart, gripping Aroostine Higgins series.

Critical Vulnerability (Book 1):


Aroostine’s gearing up to prosecute a major bribery trial … one that could make or break her career in the Department of Justice’s elite Criminal Division. But everything’s going wrong.


By the time Aroostine realizes her string of bad luck is anything but random, the stakes are far higher than the outcome of a high-profile court case. The life of the only man she’s ever loved hangs in the balance.


Now, it’s personal.

 

Chilling Effect (Book 2):


Rumors of money skimming, murder, and stolen military weapons swirl around a Central Oregon reservation.

Federal prosecutor Aroostine Higgins 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 she digs deeper into the facts surrounding the murder, she butts heads with tribal authorities bent on solving the crime and doling out punishment on their own terms.

She and her husband, Joe, narrowly escape a deadly ambush on the reservation. They go off the grid and must rely on her tracking and survival skills to uncover the dirty secrets someone's trying desperately to bury.

Aroostine has no idea who to trust ... and who wants to kill her.

 

Calculated Risk (Book 3):


Former prosecutor Aroostine Higgins takes on her first assignment for the Office of Tribal Affairs. 


A priceless antique that may be a counterfeit. A missing socialite. A desecrated corpse. 

For a sleepy Southern Louisiana town, Belle Rue is home to an awful lot of secrets ... and desperate people who will do anything to keep those secrets. 

Aroostine comes to Belle Rue with a simple mission: track down the weaver a one-of-a-kind example of Native American basketry. But the when her trail collides with a local homicide investigation she and her husband, Joe, find themselves smack in the middle of two scandals: one that spans generations; one that dominates the headlines. 

As Aroostine teases out the connections that weave the two tragedies together, her actions put her in a killer's sights.

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