A young private investigator learns the price of keeping deadly secrets when a vicious killer sets his sights on her in this pulse-pounding thriller from the USA Today and New York Times best-selling author. Private Investigator Kira Vance spends her days navigating the intricate labyrinth of Houstonâs legal world, and she knows all of its shadowy players and dark secrets. On a seemingly normal day, sheâs delivering a report to her top client when suddenly, everything goes sideways and the meeting ends in a bloodbath. Twenty-four hours later, the police have no suspects, but one thing is clear: A killer has Kira in his sights. Fiercely independent, Kira doesnât expect - or want - help from anyone, least of all an unscrupulous lawyer and his elite security team. Instead, she launches her own investigation, hoping to uncover the answers that have eluded the police. But as Kiraâs hunt for clues becomes more and more perilous, she realizes she alone may hold the key to finding a vicious murderer. And she knows she must take help wherever she can find it if she wants to stay alive.... Authored with Laura Griffinâs signature âgritty, imaginative, sexyâ (Cindy Gerard, New York Times best-selling author) style, Her Deadly Secret is an electrifying and scintillating novel that packs a powerful punch.
Â©2019 Laura Griffin (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio
New York Times best-selling author Laura Griffin âdelivers another top-notch thriller" (RT Book Reviews) in her beloved Tracers series, about a leading forensic anthropologist who uncovers eerie clues in a high-stakes case that threatens to deliver her to the doorstep of a cold-blooded murderer.Â When local rock climbers stumble upon abandoned human bones in a remote Texas gorge, Sara Lockhart is the first to get the call. She has a reputation as one of the nationâs top forensic anthropologists, and Police Detective Nolan Hess knows she is just the expert he needs to help unravel this case. Although evidence is scarce, Nolan suspects the bones belong to a teenage climber who vanished last summer. But as Sara unearths strange clues, she finds chilling similarities to a case from her past - a case that now threatens to rock Nolanâs community. While Sara digs deep for answers, the stakes rise higher as another young woman disappears without a trace. Investigators work against the clock as Sara races to discover the truth, even if her harrowing search brings her face-to-face with a stone-cold killer. With her signature breathless pacing and suspenseful twists and turns, Stone Cold Heart demonstrates why âLaura Griffin never fails to put me on the edge of my seatâ (USA Today).Â
Â©2019 Laura Griffin (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst, and sets out to discover what happened. Using every resource she can get her hands on - including an elite team of forensic scientists known as the Tracers and a jaded, sexy Austin PD detective - Alex embarks on a mission to uncover the truth. As far as homicide cop Nathan Deveraux is concerned, no body means no case. But as much as he wants to believe that Alex's hunch about Melanie's murder is wrong, his instincts - and their visceral attraction - won't let him walk away. As a grim picture of what really happened begins to emerge, Nathan realizes this investigation runs deeper than they could ever have guessed. And each step closer to the truth puts Alex in danger of being the next to disappear.
Â©2009 Laura Griffin (P)2013 Tantor
When a woman is found brutally murdered on Austinâs lakeside hike-and-bike trail, investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads turns up on the scene demanding access and answers. She tries to pry information out of the lead Detective Jacob Merritt, but this case is unlike any heâs ever seen, and nothing adds up. With the pressure building, Jacob knows the last thing he needs is a romantic entanglement, but he canât convince himself to stay away from Bailey.Â Bailey has a hunch that the victim wasnât who she claimed to be and believes this mugging-turned-murder could have been a targeted hit. When she digs deeper, the trail leads her to a high-tech fortress on the outskirts of Austin, where researchers are pushing the boundaries of a cutting-edge technology that could be deadly in the wrong hands.Â As a ruthless hit manâs mission becomes clear, Bailey and Jacob join together in a desperate search to locate the next target before the clock ticks down in this lethal game of hide-and-seek.
Â©2020 Laura Griffin (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
FBI agent Elizabeth LeBlanc is still caught in the aftermath of her last big case when she runs into the one man from her past who is sure to rock her equilibrium even more. Navy SEAL Derek Vaughn is back home from a harrowing rescue mission in which he found evidence of a secret terror cell on U.S. soil. Elizabeth knows he'll do anything to unravel the plot - including seducing her for information. And despite the risks involved, she's tempted to let him. Together with the forensics experts at the Delphi Center, Derek and Elizabeth are closing in on the truth. But it may not be fast enough to avert a devastating attack.
Â©2015 Laura Griffin (P)2015 Tantor
New York Times best-selling author Laura Griffinâs Desperate Girls is a tightly wound, fast-paced romantic thriller that follows a desperate woman on the run as she hides from a killerâs symbolic revenge spree.Â Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. Sheâs a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, sheâs a mess.Â When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life.Â When the police come up empty-handed, Brynn turns to a private security firm for protection. But when she defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past.Â As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynnâs desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killerâs fury.
Â©2018 Laura Griffin (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Elaina McCord's dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case-investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. The victims, all young women, were drugged and brutally murdered, their bodies abandoned in desolate marshland. Elaina's hunch - met with disbelief by local police - is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years, growing bolder and more cunning with each strike. True-crime writer Troy Stockton has a reputation as an irresistible playboy who gets his story at any cost. He's the last person Elaina should trust, let alone be attracted to. But right now Troy, along with the elite team of forensics experts known as the Tracers, is her only ally in a case that's turning dangerously personal. A killer is reaching out to Elaina, taunting her, letting her know how ruthless he is and how close he's getting. Now it's not just her career that's in jeopardy - it's her life...
Â©2010 Laura Griffin (P)2013 Tantor
New York Times best-selling author Laura Griffin "delivers the goods" (Publishers Weekly) again with this gripping, "spellbinding" (Fresh Fiction) thriller full of twists and turns - the 12th in her best-selling Tracers series. When crime scene investigator Brooke Porter arrives at the home of a murdered woman, the only thing more shocking than the carnage is the evidence that someone escaped the scene. But where is this witness now? A thorough search of the area yields more questions than answers, and before Brooke even packs up her evidence kit, she's made it her goal to find the witness and get them out of harm's way. Homicide detective Sean Byrne has seen his share of bloody crime scenes, but this one is particularly disturbing, especially because Brooke Porter is smack in the middle of it. Sean has had his eye on the sexy CSI for months, and he's determined to help her with her current case - even if it means putting his attraction on hold so he and Brooke can track down a murderer. But as the investigation - and their relationship - heats up, Sean realizes that keeping his work and his personal life separate is more complicated than he ever imagined; especially when the killer sets his sights on Brooke. With Griffin's signature "fully fleshed characters, dry humor, and tight plotting" (Publishers Weekly), Touch of Red demonstrates why she is one of the most acclaimed and popular authors of sexy thrillers today.
Â©2017 Laura Griffin (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin team up for their second book featuring the unforgettable Southern California detective duo, Moreno & Hart. Danger comes from all sides as private investigators Scarlet Moreno and Krista Hart tackle two new cases: Hitâ¦ Scarlet Moreno gets a panicked call from long-time friend Jason Jones, an LAPD street cop wanted for killing his girlfriend. Paranoid with no one to trust, he reaches out to Scarlet for help. Before they can figure out who set him up, a SWAT team descends, Jason runs, and Scarlet is left with questions she can't answer when the police show up. She's determined to prove Jason innocent, but the cops want him behind bars and someone else wants him dead. As Scarlet digs deeper into the murky case, she realizes that whoever is framing Jason wants her dead, too - and it might connect to the ambush that nearly killed her and Krista three years ago. and Runâ¦ Krista Hart doesnât want to team up with rival private detective R.J. Flynn. And she definitely doesnât want to help an unscrupulous trial lawyer get away with murder. But when R.J. pulls her into his latest high-profile case, Krista realizes that nothing about the murder of a beautiful Laguna Beach housewife is quite what it seems. Krista sets out to uncover the truth - no matter whose side it helps - and manages to provoke all the wrong people, including a vicious murderer who wonât hesitate to kill again and then make a run.
Â©2014 Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
When former forensic photographer Miranda Rhoads moves to the seaside town of Lost Beach, she decides to make her living as a wildlife photographer, putting crime scenes behind her. But her plans are quickly upended when she comes across a couple sleeping in a canoe, entwined in an embrace. Looking closer, she realizes the man and woman aren't asleep - theyâve been murdered.Â Detective Joel Breda sets out to find answers - not only about the unidentified victims in the marshy death scene but also about the aloof and beautiful photographer who seems to know more about his investigation than he does.Â As they begin to unravel the motivation of a merciless serial killer, Miranda and Joel must race against the clock to make an arrest before the killer finds them first.
Â©2021 Laura Griffin (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI, and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the best-selling Tracers series. Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, sheâs on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. Sheâd prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andreaâs search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andreaâs brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case. Andrea must find a way to do whatâs right while protecting her only sibling. As the clock ticks down on a deadly plot, Andrea and Jon race to confront a heartless killer who will stop at nothing to deliver a final, terrifying message.
Â©2014 Laura Griffin (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
New York Times best-selling and award-winning authors Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin team up for this exciting new series featuring the unforgettable Southern California detective duo, Moreno & Hart. Trial by Fireâ¦ Three years ago LAPD Detective Scarlet Moreno and rookie cop Krista Hart were nearly killed during a botched sting operation. Now, they're best friends and partners in the Orange County private investigation firm of Moreno & Hart. But their routine assignments are anything but safeâ¦ Crashâ¦ Scarlet Moreno has her hands full with a cheating spouse case when the bartender at her favorite pub becomes a murder suspect. Worse, the detective in charge of the investigation threatens to arrest Scarlet for obstruction - even when she tries to give him valuable information. Scarlet risks her PI license and her life to find out the truth, absolve her friend, and track down a killer - with or without the help of the arrogant, mysterious Detective Alex Bishop. And Burnâ¦ Krista Hart is burned out on catching deadbeat dads and philandering husbands when a big-time criminal defense attorney hires her for a choice assignment: find the sole witness to murder the day before the trial. The case could be a boon for Moreno & Hart, but the witness is in hiding, someone is following Krista, and her own client is withholding information. The last person she wants help from is sexy investigator R.J. Flynn, but he claims he's willing to share intel - for a price. If she can solve this case, it'll elevate Moreno & Hart above being divorce voyeurs, but first she has to survive, with her life and heart intact.
Â©2013 Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.