Is a vigilante responsible for the murders of Lake City gang members? According to reporter Rachel Long’s anonymous source, yes. The goal is to trigger a gang war—and her investigations lead Rachel to the heart of the battlegrounds. Which is where she finds handsome officer Matthew Franklin. The protective cop wants her out of harm’s way. But she needs the raise from a big story to secure care for her special-needs sister. Rachel won’t walk away, even though the vigilante is now aiming at a determined reporter—and a tailing cop—for a showdown just in time for Christmas.
According to an anonymous message, a young woman will be murdered in the North Carolina mountains. When a body is found, Danielle Tyler is shocked to learn it’s her student—the third person in her life to meet an untimely death. Is she next? From disturbing notes and roses left in her office to cold-blooded murder, someone means deadly business. Detective Jack Denton—the stalwart lawman who makes her pulse race—vows to find the madman, but Danielle doesn’t dare let him too close. Especially when death seems to be the destiny of anyone she cares about…
Murder at Eagle Summit Virginia Smith Paperback, 224 pp., $5.5 Steeple Hill (April 14, 2009)
A romantic ski resort seems the perfect place for a wedding. Until a murder on the slopes turns everyone on Eagle Summit into suspects. Liz Carmichael, the bride’s cousin, saw a shadowy figure on a chair lift in the middle of the night. But was it the victim or the killer? Liz goes to the police and finds herself giving the report to her ex-fiancé, Deputy Tim Richards. After a three-year estrangement, she could finally make things right… unless the killer finds her first.
Final Warning Sandra Robbins Paperback, 224 pp., $5.5 Steeple Hill (August 11, 2009)
“Let’s play a game…” One e-mail, and radio show host C. J. Tanner becomes a pawn in a madman’s game. Only by solving his riddles can she stop the murders. And only Mitch Harmon, her ex-fiancé, can help her put an end to the killer’s plans. Mitch knows he has to discover the killer’s true identity. Otherwise the man’s obsession with C.J. will have her following his steps to become his final victim. Mitch won’t allow anyone to harm the woman he let slip away. He’ll keep her safe–even if he has to put his own life on the line.
Second Chance Family Margaret Daley Paperback, 224 pp., $5.5 Steeple Hill (July 1, 2009)
Dedicated teacher assistance Whitney Maxwell gave up her dream of a family years ago. But she’s about to get a lesson in faith and family from an unexpected source—a brave little boy named Jason. Jason and his dad are dealing with his autism the best they can, but Dr. Shane McCoy can’t put his tragic past behind him. As Whitney and Shane work together to help his son, could these two lost souls open their hearts to love again and become a lasting family?