by Marjorie Swift Doering
Ray Schiller’s personal demons are sucking him down like quicksand, but when the wife of a prominent Minneapolis businessman is the victim of a grisly murder in the couple’s lakeside summer home, Ray follows the trail of evidence to the Twin Cities where he joins forces with homicide detective Dick Waverly. With his own marriage on the verge of disintegration, Ray works to uncover the widower’s carefully guarded personal life. The executive’s plan to take over his father-in-law’s corporation depends on preventing Ray from succeeding.
As the tangled web of secrets and lies begins to unravel, the case is turned on its head as ambition, power, love and hate result in lethal consequences. When an unthinkable incident makes Ray the subject of a harrowing Internal Affairs investigation, he soon learns the “devil” is in the details.
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by John Barlow
Genre: Crime thriller
Word count: 80,000
John Ray, son of crime boss Antonio ‘Tony’ Ray, is the straight one of the family. With a successful business and a lifestyle to match, he wants nothing to do with his father’s criminal world. But what does that world want with him?
A young prostitute is found dead in John’s car, and Freddy Metcalfe, his best friend and employee, is framed for her death. Freddy denies everything but it’s an open and shut case: he’s going down for murder. John sets out to find the real killer.
But things get complicated. A stash of counterfeit money was also found in John’s car, and the police seem more interested in that than in the dead girl. Then Lanny Bride turns up; one of the north’s most ruthless criminals (and an old friend of the Ray family), Lanny is desperate to know who killed the girl. But why? Meanwhile, Freddy is too scared to talk to anyone, even his lawyer.
John’s girlfriend, Denise Danson, is a cop. She’s been warned off the case by her bosses. But she doesn’t believe Freddy is guilty, and secretly helps John look for the murderer. The problem, though, is that uncovering the shocking truth about the girl’s death will force John to confront his own criminal past and risk destroying his future, as well as losing the only woman he’s ever loved.
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This Time You Lose
by Chris Stralyn
Approx. 75,000 words
What would you do if street thugs invaded your home? What if you’re a daycare provider, caring for a dozen children at the time? Lisa Kaamp, a most unlikely heroine, faces just such a nightmare in This Time You Lose, the suspense driven story of one woman’s struggle to survive when she and the children she cares for become victims of a home invasion gone terribly wrong.
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