During a five-month break in Toronto, Sarah has fallen for Aaron Stevens. When the police seek her help to find a serial killer who has operated in the Toronto area for more than twelve years, Sarah receives a series of messages from her dead sister, Vivian. As she closes in the on The Leap Year Killer, Sarah runs into a street gang bent on revenge for her shooting one of their members. Aaron won't accept that she willingly puts herself at risk doing her sister's bidding. Sarah wonders whether the messages are truly from Vivian, or if she possesses a unique psychic ability. With all that she has seen of man's darkest nature, it makes her question why she hasn't given up on humanity yet. Here's what readers are saying about the Sarah Roberts Series: ★★★★★ - “This is a great series! I love it and you should definitely read it! Each Sarah Roberts story gets more intriguing and more intense! I feel as if I know all the main characters personally, and I can’t wait for next thriller! Keep writing Jonas Saul! Your fans await!” ★★★★★ - “Jonas Saul is one of the most talented writers of our time.” ★★★★★ - “First book I read by Jonas Saul. One of the best books I have ever read.” ★★★★★ - “Amazing! I've been looking forward to starting this series for a while and let me tell you, it does not disappoint! Absolutely filled to the brim with action, suspense and thrills.” ★★★★★ - “These books are an action-packed adrenaline rush that left me hungry for more! With each twist and turn, I got more invested in Sarah and her family, and I felt their struggles and pain! The series combines my two favorite things for a story - a great, heart-thumping journey, and characters I can connect with emotionally. Sarah Roberts is the perfect strong, yet vulnerable, heroine for men and women everywhere to admire!” ★★★★★ - “I love Jonas Saul - my new favorite author.” ★★★★★ - “I am an avid reader of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, and Jonas Saul won me over with this book.” ★★★★★ - “To me this is the best series I have ever read.” ★★★★★ - “Love the series. Can’t wait till another comes out. Jonas Saul is a great storyteller. Send more!” ★★★★★ - “The way the Sarah Roberts character grows and evolves is superb. Jonas Saul is one of the best contemporary writers alive today.” ★★★★★ - “I haven't read a book by Jonas Saul I haven't loved! Highly, highly, highly recommend!” ★★★★★ - “This is one of the best mystery series ever written. Jonas Saul is amazing. I recommend the entire Sarah Roberts to any reader whether you’re into mysteries or not.”
The accidental hunting death of his eight-year-old son caused attorney Paul Dixon to go off on a wild tangent, costing him his marriage, his law career, and much, much more. He quit his position at the law firm where he was employed and left town after his divorce was final. He went into seclusion, changed his identity to Sam Little, and carefully conceived a plan to seek out the family members of those victims whose loved ones had suffered violence at the hands of the criminals in our society—criminals who had not received the full punishment of the justice system due to technicalities, loop holes in the law, crooked police, crooked judges, or slick-talking lawyers. Dixon's plans would be financed by those family members who felt they were cheated by the system, and the custom plans would be carried out by Sam Little's select few hand-chosen associates. This is a Meredith story of such mystery, suspense, and intrigue, that the reader will find it difficult to lay it aside.
When justice fails I take charge and bring justice into my own hands. If you are a criminal run and hope I never get you. Prison is the safest place but they are full since I started this new job with the help of my friends. A woman crime reporter that gives me my information and a homeless war vet. Between the three of us crime is on the run. Violence brings violence and that is just one of the tools I use. Fear is my best friend and works very well as the criminals are turning them self into prison thinking they will be safe but they get the surprise of their lives when there is no where to hide.
Robbing a stagecoach on Christmas Eve and kidnapping a woman passenger is the last thing Luke Sullivan expects to do. He just wanted to reclaim the money stolen from him, but ends up with a feisty copper-haired orphan thrown over his shoulder who was on her way to marry Sullivan's bitter enemy. Emily McCarthy is an orphan out of options. Forced to marry because she was too old for her orphanage, she doesn't take kindly to her "rescue." Still she trusts God can turn any situation to good especially when it seems Sullivan may just be the man of her dreams. But Sullivan's crossed a dangerous man unused to losing and Emily may just be the prize he's unwilling to sacrifice.
Six months have passed since Dakota surrendered herself to the Faceless League, and Silver City has become a war zone. With the Faceless League fighting for more control over the city, and Jasper and Alice nearly powerless against them, they have no other choice than to call upon Dakota's most dangerous allies. But in their heroic pursuit to cleanse Silver City of the evils that plague it once and for all, and save Dakota from a horrible fate unknown, they will find themselves face to face with their greatest enemy yet.
The Greywald War has come to Silver City, at last, and it is up to Dakota Sterling, Alice Grey, and Jasper Beauregard to lead the Resistance and take down the Faceless League once and for all. When Alice becomes the sole inheritor of her father's empire -- leaving her with absolute control of the dirty politics of the city -- , and Dakota becomes the unlikely leader of the superhuman Resistance, both women struggle with their newfound roles of leadership and strive to break the bloody cycle of history their parents started so many years ago. However, as their childhood traumas come back to haunt them, they realize that they must delve into their pasts and unleash the demons that Evelyn Greywald sought to make of them as children if they have any hope of defeating her once and for all. They must become heroes and monsters alike. They must become their greatest hopes and worst fears in order to survive the final battle -- an epic showdown that will prove to be unlike anything they have ever seen before.
Lew Zane gunned down the men who murdered his parents, and their families won’t rest until he’s swinging from the end of a rope. But Lew is ready to stop running and become a husband to Carol Smith and a father to her children … Wayne Smith took out a price on his wife’s head in the form of an insurance policy. And when he murders Carol and his own children in cold blood, he destroys Lew’s last chance at finding peace in the world. Now, Lew must once more take up the role of vigilante as he heads to Santa Fe to deliver the only brand of justice a man like Wayne Smith would understand…
The Nomad: Lew Zane believed he was delivering justice—not vengeance—when he tracked down and killed the men who murdered his parents. But taking the law into his own hands has taken its toll on his soul. Ridding himself of his land and property, Lew plans to leave Arkansas for good and put the past behind him. The Kidnappers: They are the patriarchs of the most respected and wealthiest families in the territory—and the fathers of the men Lew Zane executed. They’ve abducted Seneca Jones, the woman Lew loves, hoping to lure him into a death trap. The Outlaw: Lew’s enemies have underestimated him. He has nothing left to lose, and no fear of the consequences of his actions—which will brand him as a wanted man for the rest of his life.
Whip-smart dialogue and an inside look at the seedy underbelly of reality TV come together in this critically-acclaimed debut perfect for fans of Unreal, John Green, and Frank Portman. Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three best friends are students at Selwyn Arts Academy, which has been hijacked by For Art’s Sake, a sleazy reality-television show. In the tradition of Ezra Pound, the foursome secretly writes and distributes a long poem to protest the show. They’re thrilled to have started a budding rebellion. But the forces behind the show are craftier than they seem. The web of betrayal stretches farther than Ethan could have ever imagined, and it’s up to him, his friends, and a heroic gerbil named Baconnaise to save Selwyn. From the Hardcover edition.
Why does the United States continue to employ the death penalty when fifty other developed democracies have abolished it? Why does capital punishment become more problematic each year? How can the death penalty conflict be resolved? In The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment, Frank Zimring reveals that the seemingly insoluble turmoil surrounding the death penalty reflects a deep and long-standing division in American values, a division that he predicts will soon bring about the end of capital punishment in our country. On the one hand, execution would seem to violate our nation's highest legal principles of fairness and due process. It sets us increasingly apart from our allies and indeed is regarded by European nations as a barbaric and particularly egregious form of American exceptionalism. On the other hand, the death penalty represents a deeply held American belief in violent social justice that sees the hangman as an agent of local control and safeguard of community values. Zimring uncovers the most troubling symptom of this attraction to vigilante justice in the lynch mob. He shows that the great majority of executions in recent decades have occurred in precisely those Southern states where lynchings were most common a hundred years ago. It is this legacy, Zimring suggests, that constitutes both the distinctive appeal of the death penalty in the United States and one of the most compelling reasons for abolishing it. Impeccably researched and engagingly written, Contradictions in American Capital Punishment casts a clear new light on America's long and troubled embrace of the death penalty.
Have you ever wanted to step out of your life and be someone different? From the author of JUBILEE - a Top 10 bestseller and Richard & Judy choice - the story of woman who decides to become a hero. Jenny Pepper never expected to end up like this. Tired of her unglamorous part-time job, the relentless domestic grind, and bewildered by her teenage daughter, one night Jenny stumbles into a vigilante rescue. Suddenly her world is exciting again. No longer is she ordinary, trying to understand her place in life - now she's a hero. In the costume, she can be anyone she wants. And so her secret life begins. But when the dangers become very real, Jenny's need for adventure takes a different turn. We all want to feel special, and we all have a moment in our lives when we realise that - just perhaps - we might be more extraordinary than we think... Readers say: 'Funny, sad and marvellously entertaining ...it will leave many readers with some interesting questions about their own lives.' Goodreads 5 star 'A sensitive and raw depiction of a long marriage and motherhood and identity and self worth. Loved it.' Goodreads 'A surprisingly touching look at a female mid-life crisis in the face of frightening and tragic events... Jenny Pepper - the protagonist, the Vigilante herself - is perfection: so vulnerable and so righteously angry; so wonderfully, hilariously, movingly true.' Goodreads 5 star 'Shelley Harris has done 'that' thing. Written a book that deals with some dark issues, and looks quite deeply at relationships whilst still being funny and an easy read. Vigilante is one of those books that make you gasp and smile within one paragraph. Light-hearted at times, yet deadly serious at others. A finely balanced story that delivers a satisfying punch.' Goodreads
Finalist for the 2014 Weber-Clements Book Prize for the Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America In popular culture, Wyatt Earp is the hero of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a beacon of rough cowboy justice in the tumultuous American West. The subject of dozens of films, he has been invoked in battles against organized crime (in the 1930s), communism (in the 1950s), and al-Qaeda (after 2001). Yet as the historian Andrew C. Isenberg reveals in Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life, the Hollywood Earp is largely a fiction—one created by none other than Earp himself. The lawman played on-screen by Henry Fonda and Burt Lancaster is stubbornly duty-bound; in actuality, Earp led a life of impulsive lawbreaking and shifting identities. When he wasn't wearing a badge, he was variously a thief, a brothel bouncer, a gambler, and a confidence man. As Isenberg writes, "He donned and shucked off roles readily, whipsawing between lawman and lawbreaker, and pursued his changing ambitions recklessly, with little thought to the cost to himself, and still less thought to the cost, even the deadly cost, to others." By 1900, Earp's misdeeds had caught up with him: his involvement as a referee in a fixed heavyweight prizefight brought him national notoriety as a scoundrel. Stung by the press, Earp set out to rebuild his reputation. He spent his last decades in Los Angeles, where he befriended Western silent film actors and directors. Having tried and failed over the course of his life to invent a better future for himself, in the end he invented a better past. Isenberg argues that even though Earp, who died in 1929, did not live to see it, Hollywood's embrace of him as a paragon of law and order was his greatest confidence game of all. A searching account of the man and his enduring legend, and a book about our national fascination with extrajudicial violence, Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life is a resounding biography of a singular American figure.
For three years Miami cops tried unsuccessfully to solve a series of unrelated murders. As time passed and the body count began to rise, an interagency team of detectives began to ponder the possibility that a serial killer was loose in their county of two and a half million citizens. In 2009, the arrest of Mr. Michael Jerome brought the killing spree to an end. For the police and residents of the county, the case was concluded with a conviction on nine counts of premeditated murder. The perpetrator was sentenced to life in prison without parole. This was not, however, to be the end of the Michael Jerome story. While conducting a routine visit to the Miami-Dade County Jail on an unrelated case, private detective Fairlington Lavender meets Jerome, who is housed in an isolation cell. Interested in this unique case, Lavender is afforded the opportunity to interview the infamous killer. On their last visit together, Jerome hands the detective a fifty three page diary which reveals every detail of his life prior to, during, and after his killing spree. Lavender shares the diary with his friend Dr. Sanford Lerner, a forensic psychiatrist. Over a period of three months, the cop and the doctor meet and piece together the unique mosaic of Michael Jerome in an effort to understand what drove this previously law abiding man to such mayhem. The Case of the Miami Vigilante will afford the reader access to the complete, unedited diary of Michael Jerome. The psychological autopsy Lavender and Lerner conduct as they attempt to reach consensus concerning the motivations, psychological dynamics, and ultimately the clinical diagnosis of this enigmatic man will captivate the interest of anyone who is an ardent follower of crime stories. Was Michael Jerome a serial killer or a righteous vigilante?