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“Highly entertaining. Argo richly fleshes out his characters, and they show plenty of heart ... Readers will enjoy the huge, unexpected plot twists. An engaging mystery.”

Kirkus Reviews


When San Diego newsman Ray Myers stumbles upon massacred migrants in the Ocotillo desert, he discovers babies had been with the group. Babies now missing.
The reporter has a front page story and a rare exclusive. But that’s not enough for Myers. Compelled by haunts of his wartime past to right a wrong, he embarks on leads propelling him into the ruthless underworld of human trafficking, where his only source to the infants and his sole ticket to live may come from the compassion of one of the smuggler.



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A STORY OF COURAGE AND TRAGEDY DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT


The prize-winning author goes back to his childhood in supremacist Alabama in this “heartbreakingly real” novel of life during the tumultuous Civil Rights era. Working class ninth grader Sonny Poe's big worry is starting high school without a girlfriend when in the midnight woods he witnesses a gruesome lynching. Everything after that changes for him. Traumatized by what he saw and the kindred feelings he has for a black family in deadly trouble with the Klan, he latches onto a progressive dentist for guidance. Doctor Joe is a man with a crusading spirit and a tormented past who will turn Sonny’s and his own mysterious life upside down in this coming of age story of love, betrayal and corruption. The novel, an appropriate companion of To Kill a Mockingbird as well as The Help, is a tension-fueled drama Kirkus Reviews calls "full of nuance … engrossing, profound," a fiction of real events and real lives that can only end in tragedy—and hope.

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"SUPERB … HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"—The San Diego Union, Publishers Weekly, Booklist ...

Acclaimed as one of the most important novels of Vietnam, Year of the Monkey is the gripping story of two American soldiers at war trapped in a web of corruption and betrayal during the shattering Tet Offensive of 1968.
  Journalist Russ Payne's cushy assignment abruptly ends when a wild, tormented grunt named Willingham is reassigned inexplicably to his rear post after an ambush that left everyone else in Willingham's unit dead. Ordered to befriend Willingham as part of a secret CIA investigation, Payne begins an unwitting odyssey into the heart of a war-torn jungle where he helplessly watches a childhood friend die, comes to love a woman who might be Viet Cong and winds up being court-martialed for murder.
  In stunning scenes of combat and intrigue, we glean as in no other novel or movie the patch-quilt nature of the Vietnamese people and the murderous deceit of body count politics from the grunt's eye--on both sides.


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"A swiftly paced psychological thriller by a master storyteller … a riveting piece of deftly woven fiction … highly recommended."—The Midwest Book Review


A girl molested ... A father murdered …A killer on the loose.


Young UCSD grad Janice Parrish is jailed for killing the father she loved. When crime reporter Ray Myers tries to prove her innocence, both become the hunted in a mind-twisting pursuit for revenge by a psychopathic killer. Janice Parrish had plenty reason to hate her father after recalling the horrible memories of the sexual abuse as a child. But even as she's booked on murder charges, she knows there was someone else at his house that night. So begins Janice's dark journey through a tortuous psychological wasteland of false memory and real murder. In a race against time to save Janice, Myers must stop the stalking psychopath whose murder spree has only begun.

"A gripping, masterfully told story." – Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, author of The Myth of Repressed Memory


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