Teddy Fay (a former-CIS-operatiev, now Centurion Oscar-nominated stuntman) is the target of the gangster Gino Patelli. Gino Patelli blames Teddy (who was then Billy Barnett) for the death of his uncle (the former Head of The Family).
Teddy Fay (aka Billy Barnett – a movie producer, aka Mark Weldon – stuntman turned actor) has an assiassin iin search of his kill. To get to him, all the member s of the Centurion (an up-and-coming film conglomerate) are in danger.
Valerie Alston-Holt and her biracial son, Xavier, live in a small, quiet neighborhood of North Carolina.
Mr. Alston-Holt has passed leaving Valerie, a professor of forestry and ecology, alone to raise their musically-gifted son.
Enter a new family and a new house- The Whitman’s. The Whitman’s are very-well-to-do for the standards of this small community. Mr. Whitman is used to buying whatever he desires- and he desires the best- no holds barred- no rules above his purview.
The main character that causes the conflict in this story is the old oak tree in the backyard of the Alston-Holts. Because for the heavy-handed construction of the Whitman’s residence, the tree has been damaged.
Soon, Xavier’s life is at stake because of a fight for the rights of a tree.
Former Detective Harriet Blue, an inmate at the local federal prison, is once again the victim of an inmate assault. At least Harriet Blue can usually give as good as she gets.
While incarcerated, the Police Commissioner’s daughter, a trying-to-recover addict is found missing- both she and her baby daughter.
The Commissioner visits the prison to try to enlist former Detective Blue’s assist in finding his daughter. He promises her a lifting of her suspension from the police department, and freed from incarceration, if she finds his daughter.
While at the prison, there is a major lock-down incident. The physician for the women’s wing of the prison is murdered.
Detective Blue accepts the offer of release and decides to not only try to find the missing daughter of the Commissioner, but to solve the murder of the doctor at the prison. The prison’s doctor was one of the only people that befriended Blue during her incarceration.
A quick read. You won’t put it down until the end!
Arden Maxwell, now an adult orphan whose shady past includes a father who committed and murder and a bank robbery escaping with a fortune, moves back to her home place (the scene of the crimes) to try to find resolution and a new start.
Arden meets Ledge Burnet, a war hero with a very checkered past and many secrets of his own, as she is trying to not rebuild her home place as she rebuilds her life.
This is a story line with twist upon twist upon twist. You will love it!
Warning: As you read some of the scenes, you won’t want to close you eyes.
The Darkling now rules Ravka. Alina and Mal, after many battles have lost again and are rescued by the Apparat, the leader of a religious order (complete with a commanding army). seeking to use Alina’s powers to free the world. But would the world be free under the control of this zealot.
Alina and Mal must once again team up to do battle once again.