Once again, Sisco has made his way out of one hole only to find himself deep in another one-a particularly black one. To extricate himself this time-and, of course, spare his country international scandal and embarrassment-he has to resort to an unusual amount of double-dealing. As usual, too, there's a distractingly attractive woman involved, and she's prepared to go to any lengths to get what she wants. All Sisco wants is a quiet little business at the other end of the earth... but he isn't likely to get it anytime soon.
As the investigation into the assassination of presidential hopeful Robert Sherman continues, his father Jay's mysterious nemesis ratchets up the tension with mind games and threatening FBI agent Eva Cruz, assigned to protect him. Her boss brings in Jay Sherman's longtime nemesis David Sterling, but his interrogation only yields dirty laundry from Jay's past: his unscrupulous seduction of Sterling's wife Lana and their torrid affair, and his embezzlement of funds when blackmailed by the Dole gangster syndicate. Passions flare in memories of Prohibition-era doublecrosses, as authors Desberg and Griffo reveal the seamy underside to what it takes to make it in America.
Sisco has been away from the action for a while, and his new civilian job-babysitting a playboy tycoon who's living it up in the South of France-is working out just fine for him, thank you very much. But all good things must come to an end. When he finds out that his ex-girlfriend Manon is in trouble, he reluctantly accepts a job for his former boss at the Palace in exchange for help rescuing her. It seems straightforward enough, except that there is one important detail Dupré has neglected to tell him...
As fear of the "Playboy" killer rises in the city, the pressure is on for LAPD Lt. Jordan to find the twisted murderer who stages boudoir photos with his victims' corpses. But all he's run into are dead ends, and when a mayoral hopeful backs his rival Lt. Samson, Jordan's left feeling like his best days as a detective are behind him. Meanwhile, Viktor Scott's quest to find out what happened to her the night she was almost raped takes a perilous turn, forcing her to blackmail her father's wealthy friends, placing her once more in harm's way.
Summers in Bayreuth, Germany are idyllic. There, Jeannie falls for the heroic tenor Ludwig Melchior at the world-famous Wagner festival, but the oncoming war-and Melchior's dubious ancestry-looms over their love on the eve of WWII. Back stateside, facing pressure from Congress and his old nemesis David Sterling, Jay Sherman is forced to reconsider his dealings with his old friend Karl Jurgen, whose factories have come under the Führer's control. One Nazi in particular, Klaus Dimitar, is gunning for Jay even now in the present day, and when Jay tries to flee New York, Klaus closes in...
Where is Jeannie Sherman, and why won't her father Jay talk about her? Family secrets trickle out as past drama catches up to present-day tragedy, moving forward from the Depression to the eve of World War II. Thanks to his lucrative partnership with a German chemical firm, Jay Sherman is able to salvage his position at Wallace Bank, but at what cost? Cozying up to the Nazis? Is Jay too busy mourning the loss of Lana, the love of his life, to notice his daughter Jeannie blossoming into a willful young woman with ideas of her own? And just who is this menacing Alfidi?
Hollywood, 1961. After a blow to the head, the beautiful Viktor Scott wakes with no memory of her attempted rape that left her permanently deaf. But her rich father has stifled the police investigation for fear of bad publicity. When Viktor begins a new life as a cat burglar, it seems only a matter of time before she crosses paths with the straight-shooting Lt. Clegg. But better to run afoul of a hard-bitten detective than his quarry: a serial killer with a twisted appetite for posing his victims' corpses as Playboy centerfolds. A mid-century noir redolent of Ross MacDonald and James Ellroy.
With the Playboy Killer safely behind bars, all is well in the City of Angels... or is it? Not for one of the intended victims, the beautiful Viktor Scott, whose romantic life-dating Detective Clegg Jordan on the sly-is complicating her newfound hobby as a cat burglar. After all, he's married, and she's feeling more than a little guilty: her friend Juanita has long been Jordan's lover. But when Jordan's wife turns up dead, and the main suspect is his rival, the ambitious detective Ariel Samson, the stage is set for discord within the police ranks: a scandal that will tear the department apart, and the city with it.
"The bill always comes due..." Jay Sherman is the American Dream come true: a self-made man who worked himself up from the streets to the upper echelons of moneyed society. But when his son Robert, a promising Democratic presidential candidate, is shot before his eyes, Sherman's world spins into chaos. Threats on his life and that of his estranged daughter soon follow. An old mentor turned FBI chief steps up to offer his protection, but lacking any real leads, they can only look into Sherman's past... which has more than its share of skeletons. A political thriller with Gatsbyesque overtones.
The six-part first arc of the "Sherman" saga comes to a stunning end as Jay Sherman races to save his estranged daughter Jeannie and find the mastermind behind his son's assassination. This quintessentially self-made man has pulled himself up from the streets to become a powerful banker, but he's made a lot of enemies along the way, from gangsters to jealous financiers to Nazi war criminals. But with all of them in FBI custody, who's left now to pull the strings? Who's been playing this twisted game of cat and mouse? Jay lays his life on the line to find out.
The Sherman saga turns over a new leaf by turning to the story of a new generation. When star tenor Ludwig Melchior is found dead in his London flat, neighbors report seeing a woman flee the scene. Meanwhile, his wife Jeannie Sherman is missing. But who would believe such a loving couple could ever have had a fight, much less one that ended in murder? Certainly not their children, Kundry and Jay, who are suddenly all alone in the world, and at the mercy of the Nazi war criminals their parents spent their lives hunting down...
When Lt. Clegg's wife gives him an ultimatum-quit the force in 48 hours, or else-the police detective makes it his deadline, telling the press he'll deliver the "Playboy" killer in two days' time. But prostitute-turned-private-eye Juanita Jones is on the murderer's trail too: one that leads her from memories of a party gone wrong to an exclusive hospital to an apartment full of incriminating photo equipment. Viktor Scott, disoriented from trying to recover her lost memories, drifts back into Clegg's orbit, only for Juanita's discoveries to reveal the two cases' hidden connections in this thrilling third installment of the series.
What was Jay Sherman's role during the war? And why does it haunt him even now? In the present day, Nazi commandant Klaus Dimitar has caught up to him, and Jay watches scenes from the war years flash by: the death of his dear friend Karl Jurgen, his daughter Jeannie's desperate search for her captured lover, his being forced into secretly stashing Nazi funds in Brazil, and then that fateful trip to Germany that divided father and daughter forever. But could Jeannie have suddenly resurfaced in Jay's life?
Meet Jack Irons. He's a cold son-of-a-bitch, but he's got a gift. He can look at a disaster-a fallen bridge, a collapsed skyscraper-and see everything: the physics, the material stresses, the behind-the-scenes insight into how it all went wrong, claiming lives and property. Makes sense: he's a structural engineer. And when he applies his brilliant, analytical mind to crimefighting, then the truth will out. Because that's what he cares about. Not people. Not feelings. The truth. And the truth is about to turn a little Canadian fishing village upside down...
Meet Leo Sully-Darmon, a hot-shot photogenic criminal defense attorney who takes on cases nobody else will touch. Leo loves a good cause just as much as he loves a good photo-op, and he happens to excel at both. But when he agrees to represent a woman accused of crimes against humanity during her former life as an officer in an Iraqi detention camp, he may have bitten off more than he can chew, as antagonistic forces conspire to cast doubt on his client's innocence and start digging up dirt on his own life... complete with dark secrets from both the past and the present.
As Inspector Kendall of Scotland Yard gets closer to finding Ludwig Melchior's murderer, he comes uncomfortably close to revealing some sordid secrets about Ludwig's daughter Kundry. Like her relationship with drug dealer and all-around sleazeball Miles Calvin. Why did her mother Jeannie shoot Calvin at a nightclub? Who snuck into the hospital and killed him later? And what was his connection to a mysterious woman who may be a Russian agent? Jeannie Melchior, née Sherman, must come to terms with secrets, lies, and mistakes from her own past in this conclusion to a tense two-parter about her husband's death.
Celebrity lawyer Leo Sully-Darmon must return to Iraq to prove the innocence of his client, a woman accused of crimes against humanity, despite having increasing doubts himself about her role in these events. While there, he finds shocking evidence of a massive coverup and, under pressure from all sides, is compelled to reveal secrets from his own dark past.
The stakes rise for hot-shot criminal defense attorney Leo Sully-Darmon and his client, an Iraqi woman accused of crimes against humanity, when "LSD" decides to go after the real culprit, a French industrial group that illegally manufactured chemical weapons during the Gulf War. Will he find the evidence he needs to take down Big Business while keeping himself and his client out of harm's way? Meanwhile, the press isn't far behind, including one particularly nosy reporter with some dirt on Leo's past... The thrilling conclusion to the three-part series.
Jack Irons' latest adventure finds him in the Far East, looking into a bridge that just can't seem to get built. Accidents plague its troubled construction: crumbling concrete, disappearing workers... why does the Starbridge company keep pouring money into a losing proposition? It's a mess, but the kind that's right up this brilliant engineer's alley. And Irons knows he's on the right track, because goons are crawling out of the woodwork to come gunning for him. Can he find out the truth in time to save not only his own skin but that of Mary, a pretty sociologist studying corruption?
Frank Carvale is arrogant, ambitious, and willing to do anything it takes to get ahead. He's clever, too, but maybe not as clever as he thinks. A chance meeting with a magnate in Hong Kong could either be the big break he needs-or the biggest mistake of his life. A financial thriller set at the heart of the international economic crisis.
Nothing can get in the way of Frank Carvale's rise. At the head of one of Wall Street's top-performing investment funds, he has so many people vying for his services that he's forced to turn away all but the very wealthiest, with a buy-in set at twenty million. What could go wrong, especially with Frank's mentor behind the scenes, the seemingly omniscient Bilkaer? And when a new product comes along to invest in, something called subprime mortgages, Frank's earnings spike further still, making him one of Wall Street's brightest stars. But for how long?
Manipulated by billionaire and high finance kingpin Bilkaer, Frank Carvale has become the scapegoat for the subprime crisis, and is paying a heavy price for the role he's played. Will he ever step foot outside the prison walls again? Whatever the case, revenge might just be within reach. Revenge... and possibly even redemption.
When a botched Ponzi scheme landed Frank Carvale in prison, he thought he'd spend the rest of his life behind bars. But thanks to a lucky break, he's back at the head of Bright Capital, a high-powered hedge fund. This time, Frank wants to get things right, and a proposal from African-born heiress Josephine Paxton-Richet seems like the perfect opportunity to do some good in the world. But feeding the people of Eritrea-and keeping his board happy-might not be as easy as it seems...
Frank Carvale, a star hedge fund manager specializing in ethical investments, hoped to use a wealthy client's money to feed the poor in Eritrea. But the Eritrean president turns out to have other ideas: namely, enriching himself by selling off his country's land to the Chinese. Frank's quest to make a difference-and make money for his board-will thrust him into a dangerous showdown with a dictator as well as a confrontation with his old nemesis: Ergyu Bilkaer.