Dillon Michaels leaves her disappointing career and nonstarter love life behind to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his small Oregon farm. But, her eccentric mother beat her there and has taken over Dillon's old room. Dillon is ready to give up, until she receives an unlikely gift--her grandfather's vintage camp trailer, which she resolves to restore with the help of the handsome owner of the local hardware store. Just when things are beginning to run smoothly, Dillon's noncommittal ex-boyfriend shows up with roses . . . and a ring.
Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are called to London, North Dakota, to investigate the death of a young woman named Irene Cramer, whose body was expertly autopsied and then dumped in the open -- which is only the beginning of the oddities surrounding the case. They are shocked to discover that the woman who was a prostitute by night was a teacher for a local religious sect by day.
London is a town replete with ruthless business owners, shady government officials, and religious outsiders, all determined to keep their secrets from coming out. When other murders occur, Decker will need all of his skills, and the assistance of a surprising ally, to root out a killer and the forces behind Cramer's death. . . before the boom town explodes.
Mystery and intrigue once again catch up with novelist Mercer Mann, proving that the suspense never rests—even in paradise.
When willful goddaughter Bernie Fouchard rushes in to save a beloved singer/songwriter living on the streets after her lover's death in a mass shooting, private eye V.I. Warshawski is led to something bigger: a battle among high-stakes developers over lakefront usage in Chicago. The murder of a young man belonging to the community organization SLICK, whom Bernie was dating, and the subsequent deaths of other SLICK members sends Warshawski in search of the mysterious Coop, who nightly wanders the lakefront with his dog and might understand how all these killings lead back to an international law firm.
Former SAS soldier David Shelley is settling down to civilian life in London, but the shocking death of a young woman he once helped protect puts those plans on hold.
The police rule the death a suicide, but when her parents need to find out what really happened they turn to their former bodyguard, Shelley, for help. When they discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, her father’s desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from, and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.
When Rob Adwell is accused of murder and subsequently setting a fire to hide the crime, his girlfriend pleads with lawyer Daniel Pitt for help. Daniel turns to friend Miriam fford Croft, an accomplished scientist, who shows that an accidental fire caused the victim's death. But Rob's violent death in a similar blaze calls everything into question.
The daughter of a U.S. Senator is monitoring her social media presence when she finds a picture of herself on a strange blog. And there are other pictures of the children of other influential Washington politicians, walking or standing outside their schools, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are texts of vicious political rants from a motley variety of extremist groups. When the FBI is called in, there isn't much the feds can do. The anonymous photographer can't be pinned down to one location or IP address, and no crime has actually been committed. With nowhere else to turn, influential Senators decide to call in someone who can operate outside the FBI's constraints: Lucas Davenport.
From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the '60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, go on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. The treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them, as they marry very different men. The dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it, and it is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world.