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The Chain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316531269
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 9th, 2019

Rachel has survived several life-rocking events, but now her daughter has been kidnapped. In order to get her back, Rachel is being forced to kidnap another couple's child. This is The Chain, and once in its grip, your life will never be the same.

It comes as no surprise to readers who've read McKinty's Sean Duffy novels that he knows how to craft a compelling story. Far from a trite, ripped-from-the-headlines ploy to sell books, The Chain is a deep exploration of what you would do for your children.

Thirteen: The Serial Killer Isn't on Trial. He's on the Jury. (Eddie Flynn #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250297600
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 13th, 2019

Eddie Flynn is convinced that his movie-star client is lying. 
He's also convinced the man is innocent.

Steve Cavanagh has achieved a new level with this newest Eddie Flynn novel. Forget dry, procedural courtroom drama; there's none of that here. From nail-biting investigative scenes to chapters from the serial killer's perspective, this is what John Grisham would write if his imagination skewed darker. This book has "sleepless night" written all over it.

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501191961
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Published: Gallery Books - October 24th, 2017

Are you a fan of Criminal Minds and true crime podcasts? Don't miss out on this book.

Mindhunter gives a truly inside look at the psychology and training of those who track the most violent and insidious killers in the history of the United States. John Douglas' experiences bring to life confrontations with unspeakable evil, but also the concrete ways in which this evil is tracked, uncovered, and de-mystified. This is a true crime installment that belongs on your shelf.

Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062836007
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Published: William Morrow - May 28th, 2019

Once, a world existed where Hawaii ruled itself and cowboys were not even a flicker in the island's imagination.

Wolman and Smith clearly and engagingly lay out not only how Hawaii became "American" in the first place, but also how it adopted and improved on cattle culture. This is the story of how three paniolo from Hawaii traveled to the capital of cowboy culture and showed up the local talent. This is the story of three men proving that their "backward" island was just as rough-and-tumble as the quickly-disappearing American frontier. This is the story of the little island that won the respect of an entire culture...and all from horseback.