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Jake Longly #5

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Jake Longly is hoping for a few weeks of fun with Nicole in the warm Orange County, CA sun—The OC, baby. But they discover that Nicole’s friend Megan Weatherly, a local TV reporter, has picked up an anonymous stalker. As the shadowy man escalates his harassment, Ray and Pancake arrive.

The stalker is no fool, likely has past experience, and manages to cover his trail completely. Suddenly the sunshine and safety of The OC seem more facade than reality. Jake and crew must punch through that facade and dig into the dark world of celebrity stalking. The clock is ticking.

Snappy dialogue, fun characters, smart writing, a juicy mystery-- all had me flipping pages until I reached The End. Jake and Nicole remind me of my favorite mystery duo, Nick and Nora Charles, with a modern twist. The Jake Longly series never fails to entertain.~ Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestselling Author

Another grand slam in an immensely entertaining series—Sheldon Siegel, New York Times bestselling author

Another witty, fast-moving, adventure for Jake & Nicole, the 'Nick & Nora Charles' of the 21st Century.--Lee Goldberg, #1 New Your Times bestselling author

The dialogue, as always, is witty, fun and the characters wrap you up in a mystery that remains suspenseful through the very last word.-Suspense Magazine

Snappy patter lifts this bright look at a dark subject. Lyle should win new fans with this one.-Publishers Weekly


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CAIN/HARPER #2

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“Prior bad acts predict future bad acts.”—Harper McCoy

Fear grips an isolated mountain town after drug dealer Dalton Southwell kills a rogue dealer and his entire family. Score settled; message delivered. But, Dalton’s best-laid plans go awry when his brother Dennie takes a bullet in the gut. In a panic, Dr. Buck Buckner is kidnaped from the local ER, a pharmacy is robbed and the owner murdered, and the killers melt into the rugged Tennessee hills. Buck’s physician father calls in Bobby Cain and Harper McCoy to rescue his son from killers who would have little use for him after he saves Dennie; or worse, the wounded man dies. But, which direction and how far did they run? What hideaway did they burrow into? For Cain and Harper it’s a race against time to locate the killers, safely retrieve Buck, and settle their own score.

This is a crime thriller of the highest order and an absolute must read.”—-Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author

“A born storyteller”—Peter James, UK #1 Bestselling Author of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace Series



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The information found on this site, my blog, and in my books is provided for use in the context of fiction writing and story telling or for the development of a non-fiction work and should only be used for such purposes. These materials should never be used to diagnose or treat any medical disorder since even the simplest medical issues require years of education and experience before being applied in a “real life” situation. Although I have endeavored to make the information accurate and scientifically correct, many subjects are simply too complex to explain in detail while addressing the nuances and controversies of modern medical knowledge. Such is the art of medicine.

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