Branded Woman

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She Came To Kill

Beautiful jewel smuggler Cay Morgan landed in Mazatlán with a gun in her purse — and a vendetta in her heart.

International jewelry smuggling may be a man’s business, but beautiful Cay Morgan can hold her own with the best. Until the day a shadowy rival known only as The Trader has her abducted and scarred for life as a warning to stay out of his way. Now Cay’s on her way to Mazatlán where one of The Trader’s men has been spotted. There’s a big deal going down—but she’s not there to make a score. Just to settle one.

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Plunder of the Sun [Hard Case reprint]

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On the trail of the lost treasure of the Incas — with every fortune hunter in South America closing in!

Al Colby should never have agreed to smuggle the package from Chile to Peru. Now one man’s dead, two beautiful women have betrayed him, and a couple of gunmen are hot on his trail. All because of an ancient Quechua manuscript pointing to the hiding place of a priceless hoard of gold, lost for centuries. Now the race is on — by train, by plane, by motorboat and by mule — first to find the treasure and then to escape with it alive…

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He’s Lost Everything — Except His Eye For Vengeance

The men in the tan-and-cream Chrysler came with guns blazing. When Ray Kelly woke up in the hospital, it was a month later, he was missing an eye, and his father was dead. Then things started to get bad.

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Kiss Her Goodbye

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For What She Went Through, Somebody Had To Pay…

When his daughter is found dead, underworld enforcer Joe Hope will stop at nothing to find the person responsible.

When people in Edinburgh want to borrow money, they go to Cooper. When they don’t pay it back, they get a visit from Joe Hope. But now Joe’s got problems of his own. His teenage daughter is found dead, an apparent suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder. But for once in his life, Joe’s innocent—and with help from Scotland’s hardest men (and one of Scotland’s hardest women), he sets out to find the person who framed him and deliver his own brutal brand of justice.

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Home Is The Sailor

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She Took A Man And Made Him A Murderer

After years at sea, Swede Nelson just wanted to find a nice girl and settle down. What he found was Corliss Mason: sensual, irresistible—and deadly. Soon Swede’s helping Corliss cover up a killing, but how long can they get away with murder? And why can’t he shake the terrible suspicion that he’s being set up?

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The Confession

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Was he an innocent man… or a depraved killer?

Jake Danser has it all: a beautiful wife, a house in the California hills, a high-profile job as a forensic psychologist. But he’s also got a mistress. And when Jake’s mistress is found strangled to death with his necktie, it’s up to him to prove he didn’t do it. But how can he, when all the evidence says he did?

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Two for the Money

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After 16 years on the run, will Nolan bury the hatchet with the Mob — or will they bury him first?

To wipe the slate clean with an old enemy, professional thief Nolan agrees to pull one last bank heist — but when he’s double-crossed, he’ll stop at nothing to get back what’s his. Fortunately, Nolan has a couple of things going for him: an uncanny knack for survival and an unmatched hunger for revenge…

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Little Girl Lost

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Miranda Sugarman was going to become a doctor. So how did she end up shot to death on the roof of New York’s seediest strip club?

Miranda Sugarman was supposed to be in the Midwest, working as an eye doctor. So how did she wind up shot to death on the roof of New York’s seediest strip club? It’s up to detective John Blake to uncover his ex-girlfriend’s secret life as a strip tease queen. But the deeper he digs, the darker the secrets he uncovers, until a shattering face-off in an East Village tenement changes his life forever..

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Top of the Heap

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She Played The Odds — And Lost!

The client had a perfect alibi for the night Maureen Auburn disappeared — but nothing made private eye Donald Lam suspicious like a perfect alibi.

When the beautiful girlfriend of a notorious gangster vanishes, it’s up to P.I. Donald Lam to get to the bottom of her disappearance — and of a mining scam, an illegal casino operation, a double homicide, and an opportunity for an enterprising private eye to make a small fortune…if he can just stay alive long enough to cash in!

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Fade to Blonde

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She Was A Little Taste Of Heaven — And A One-Way Ticket To Hell!

Ray Corson came to Hollywood to be a screenwriter, not hired muscle. But when a beautiful girl with a purse full of cash asks for your help, how can you say no? So Corson agrees to protect starlet Rebecca LaFontaine from a vengeful mobster — but what he doesn’t realize is that he’ll have to join the Mob to do it.

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Grifter’s Game (Original title: Mona)

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Did He Want Her Enough To Kill For Her?

Joe Marlin thought he was just stealing the man’s luggage. But what he wound up stealing was 60 cubic inches of raw heroin — and the man’s wife!

Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off beautiful women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard and found himself facing the most dangerous con of his career, one that will leave him either a killer — or a corpse.

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