A woman’s body is found floating in a sultry Florida mangrove. She has no ID and there is no indication of cause of death.
Who is she? Why was she killed?
Rookie detective Tom Lange couldn’t have landed a more difficult first case. The only thing he’s got to go on is the woman’s butterfly tattoo. His boss, Lauren Blythe, piles the pressure on and the medical examiner won’t tell him what he needs to know.
Meanwhile Tom’s neighbor Alicia has an abusive boyfriend who Tom clashes with in a way that will have far-reaching consequences.
The body leads Tom on a trail of seedy clubs, narcotics, and danger which is close to home.
In a tumultuous ending with a massive twist, Tom’s world is turned upside down.
Tom Lange is a brand new agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. That agency is a state bureau investigating violent crimes, police corruption, with a governor protection unit and top-notch forensic laboratories. The only family Tom has left is his brother Nick.
Southwest Florida in April. The dry season ending, the heat and humidity building. In Naples, many people are leaving the region for cooler climes. The landscapers are out daily, cutting back the surging vegetation and a steady breeze comes from the gulf coast. Rookery Bay, a nature reserve of a hundred thousand acres teems with wildlife, threaded with brackish creeks. The Everglades stretch all the way across the state to Miami, choked with alligators. Tampa Bay pulses with the nightlife. Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., but despite its concentration of millionaires, the region knows poverty, homelessness, drugs, and crime.
A seventeen year-old girl has gone missing in Central America.
Her father fears she has been abducted by human traffickers. Investigators William Chase and Hanna Beckett are his last hope to find her.
They’ve spent the past two years working with anti-trafficking groups. Hanna tries to play by the book, but William has become frustrated, ready to take on crime without restraint. While working in Russia, William’s brazen attempt to rescue a victim gets him and Hanna into trouble, and they flee to Honduras.
The new case of the missing girl will either bring them back together or tear them apart.
Roatán, Honduras is a tourist paradise, though muggings, murders, and sex trafficking are an unfortunate reality. And by taking advantage of a corrupt police force, traffickers rule the streets and build their own security forces.
Maybe it’s the perfect place for William to dole out his hard justice.
Or maybe things aren’t at all what they seem...
"Intense, emotional...kept me reading until it was over. I loved it." - Goodreads Reviewer
Rookie detective Brendan Healy is on his first murder case. A young woman in a remote farmhouse has called 911 on an intruder and is killed. The clue path leads Healy to several suspects, but when the victim’s brother opens fire on the cops, the department is ready to close the case. Healy persists with his own investigation, leading him into the world of human trafficking where an escort service is used by government officials. Healy tracks a potential killer, who is holding a child hostage. But the case is not yet closed, and another killer must be brought to justice.
“This book hooked me from the very beginning. Right up there with Patterson. The story was well written and built to a shattering climax.” – Amazon review
Who killed a teenager and left the body in the snow?
Mike and Callie Simpkins moved north to restart their lives and get their finances back on track. But their son Braxton withdraws into a dark online game. When he decides to meet some of the players in the real world, tragedy strikes, and the family is torn apart.
Detective John Swift must untangle a web of virtual and real crimes in order to solve this complex mystery. And as the family copes with unimaginable grief, even Braxton’s stepfather Mike comes under suspicion.
“I was grabbed from the start and read it in two days. An absolute masterpiece.” – Amazon review
Months after her vicious abduction, Special Prosecutor Jennifer Aiken is enlisted to serve in an FBI sting; to go after a hacker group called Nonsystem. Helping her is Brendan Healy, who fights for his life in Rikers Island while awaiting trial for the murder of Alexander Heilshorn, the powerful leader in a multinational organization known as Titan.
Once Brendan has extricated himself from Rikers through a dramatic turning of the tables, he hunts for Leah Heilshorn, the daughter of Rebecca, the murdered escort from HABIT. Meanwhile, Jennifer must navigate a complex underworld to meet Nonsystem and find the truth behind Titan and its real relationship to the country.
“An edge-of-your-seat end to a terrific trilogy. The journey is so convincing, exciting, and gripping that it may just change the way you see the world.” – Ann Abrams, author of Mobius
An empty house on the edge of a small town . . . a teddy bear abandoned . . . the TV left on and all the computer equipment is missing . . .
Detective Rondeau is new to the Stock County Sheriff’s Department. A veteran cop from Washington D.C., he moved to Upstate New York to start over.
Now a family is missing. They have two small children. When Detective Rondeau views one of their home videos, he sees someone in the shadows, watching the family.
Rondeau’s brother-in-law, Millard, is full of wild conspiracy theories. Could he be right this time? Or, is Rondeau’s past as a cop in D.C. catching up with him? What about a local man suspected of mob dealings? Or the violent Rafferty brothers? With dangers in every direction, Rondeau struggles to keep his sanity and find the missing family before it’s too late.
“Ahardcore crime thriller that digs deep…” – Goodreads review
A gripping mystery novel that will have you reading all night
The Rebecca Heilshorn case has drawn the attention of the Justice Department. Agent Jennifer Aiken is going after XList, the escort service implicated in Rebecca’s murder. Meanwhile, Healy learns about the death of an old friend and comes out of hiding to privately investigate. His friend’s death was not accidental, but connected to the same black market – XList. Jennifer Aiken is close to identifying the main force behind XList when she is kidnapped. Tortured and interrogated by ruthless operatives, Jennifer’s only hope is that Brendan will get to her in time.
“Fast-paced and well written, with good characters… A reflection of what is happening in the US today." – Amazon review
A supernatural mystery that you won’t be able to put down
Detective Tom Milliner is racing against time to save the life of a unique little boy. He needs a blood transfusion and only one person matches. But first Milliner must solve the mystery at the Kingston house, where Liz Goldfine may have committed a heinous crime, and the dark depths of the lake harbor teenage secrets and perhaps something even stranger.
Groups of unearthly young men are gathering on the roads, the old house holds many mysteries, and the waters are rising fast. What force lurks deep in the lake and can anyone stop it?
“It’s like moving through a dream. Brilliant.” – Amazon review
Who is murdering female college students and can they be stopped?
The only link between the victims is their participation in an unusual psychology experiment. Leading the investigation is Detective Dana Gates. She has a past no one talks about and a husband and daughters she hardly ever sees. She’s a dedicated, by-the-book investigator. And now a serial killer is ripping through the local college campus, and everything she knows is going to change.
Robert Hamill, her police partner, is a wild card. Unmarried, no kids, Hamill is Dana’s polar opposite. But as the case progresses their differing methods threaten to tear them apart. Hamill breaks with procedure to uncover a list naming potential victims, but the two detectives must work together to stop any more girls from turning up dead.
Two years later and as a private citizen, Healy investigates the death of a friend, tied into the same escort service and multinational corporation – Titan – now being watched by Jennifer Aiken, an agent with the DOJ. When Aiken gets kidnapped, Healy races to save her.
"So the first was intense, and this was double the intensity, with some heart palpitations all in one! Explosive writing!!" - Amazon review
Imprisoned for the murder of a powerful businessman, Healy escapes jail in order to find Rebecca Heilshorn’s daughter. Healy and Aiken are fugitives, dogged at every turn, rushing to uncover the truth behind Titan and its collusion with the federal government.
"I feel it could actually be happening. With the government we have today, it wouldn't take much. A fast-paced, couldn't-put-it-down read, I highly recommend this series to those of you who love to wonder where the author got his ideas." – Goodreads review
Now expatriates, Healy and Aiken become Chase and Beckett, fighting human trafficking and government corruption around the world. A missing young woman draws them to Central America, where Healy’s impulsiveness and rough methods may take their final toll.
"Brearton does it again... it's as though you're there or have been there before, making you a part of the story." - Amazon review
BOOKS IN ORDER
The Titan Series (The Titan Trilogy plus one sequel):