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Week of December 16, 2019

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Week of December 16, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of December 16th include three paperback originals. In THE KILL CLUB, Wendy Heard's latest psychological thriller, Jazz will stop at nothing to save her brother. Their foster mother, Carol, has always been fanatical, but with Jazz grown up and out of the house, Carol takes a dangerous turn that threatens 13-year-old Joaquin’s life. SNAKES AND LADDERS by Victoria Selman features a serial killer who is terrorizing London, removing a body part from each victim and leaving in its place a single pink rose. Dr. Vernon Sange, a multiple murderer awaiting extradition, seems to know the culprit’s identity --- but he’ll only talk to profiler Ziba MacKenzie, the woman responsible for putting him away. And THE NETWORK is L. C. Shaw's thriller involving corruption, secrets and lies at the very deepest levels of government and media. A shadowy group is manipulating society --- and they’ve only just begun.

The Kill Club by Wendy Heard - Psychological Thriller

December 17, 2019

Jazz will stop at nothing to save her brother. Their foster mother, Carol, has always been fanatical, but with Jazz grown up and out of the house, Carol takes a dangerous turn that threatens 13-year-old Joaquin’s life. Over and over, child services fails to intervene, and Joaquin is running out of time. Then Jazz gets a blocked call from someone offering a solution. There are others like her --- people the law has failed. They’ve formed an underground network of “helpers,” each agreeing to eliminate the abuser of another. They’re taking back their power and leaving a trail of bodies throughout Los Angeles --- dubbed the Blackbird Killings. If Jazz joins them, they’ll take care of Carol for good. All she has to do is kill a stranger.

The Network by L. C. Shaw - Political Thriller

December 17, 2019

Late one night, investigative journalist Jack Logan receives a surprise visit from U.S. Senator Malcolm Phillips. The senator swears that he’s about to be murdered and pleads with Jack to protect his wife Taylor, who happens to be the only woman Jack has ever truly loved. Days later, Phillips is found dead, the apparent victim of an allergy attack. Jack and Taylor’s desperate hunt for the one man who knows the truth leads them to the Institute, an immense facility shrouded in mystery that has indoctrinated a generation of America’s political and media power players. Led by the enigmatic Damon Crosse, the Institute has its tentacles everywhere --- but Taylor unknowingly holds the secret to the one thing that Crosse needs to carry out his plan.

Snakes and Ladders by Victoria Selman - Psychological Thriller

December 17, 2019

A serial killer is terrorizing London, removing a body part from each victim and leaving in its place a single pink rose. Dr. Vernon Sange, a multiple murderer awaiting extradition, seems to know the culprit’s identity --- but he’ll only talk to profiler Ziba MacKenzie, the woman responsible for putting him away. Though there’s something he wants in return from her. And time is running out. With one killer whispering in her ear and another running rings around the police, Ziba must play a game in which only her opponent knows the rules, and the forfeit is death.