Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.
She's made a deal with a devil... THE PACT ____________ Eve Weston, daughter of recently deceased con man Alexander Weston, knows a good deal when she sees it - and this one doesn't even come close. But if she doesn't want her vulnerable brother Terry being beaten to a pulp in jail, she can't afford to be fussy. In desperation Eve turns to another prisoner, a dangerous-seeming individual called Martin Cavelli. They make a secret pact: if Cavelli protects Terry then she will pay whatever it costs. But making a deal with the Devil comes at a price, and after a break-in and a viscous assault Eve begins to question her choice. It seems Cavelli is leading her straight into Hell, and now it's not only her brother's life on the line . . . NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY ____________ PRAISE FOR ROBERTA KRAY'S GRITTY CRIME THRILLERS 'Great writing, gripping story, loved it!' Mandasue Heller 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Action, intrigue. . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'A compelling mystery' Heather Burnside
Eden is a picturesque small town in Indiana, where the corn grows tall and the tea is sweet. As with many beautiful things, something more complex lies beneath the surface. A devastating loss drives Cole Harris, a local bad boy teenager, deep into the realm of darkness. As he begins to spiral out of control, he stumbles upon things he wished he never unearthed. Now, with the help of an unsuspected friend, and faced with the responsibility of an unreal task, will Cole be overtaken by evil, or will he rise up to be a hero for Eden?
In The Pact a gripping Kate Burkholder short mystery from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a terrifying disappearance in Amish country reveals the power of friendship. Three days before Thanksgiving, two boys disappear without a trace. Eleven-year-old Aaron Kuhns is Amish. Kevin Dennison is twelve and “English.” They’re adventurers, explorers, and inseparable best friends. When they don’t return home from what was supposed to be a fun afternoon of fishing, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must find the missing boys before the first winter storm of the season bears down on Painters Mill.
An in-depth account of two of America's most charismatic and influential leaders reveals how these powerful adversaries formed a secret alliance in 1997 that would have rocked the political landscape had it not foundered in the wake of the Lewinsky scandal.
"Three women carry out a vendetta against a drug dealer and secretly "execute" him in the Forest Preserves of Chicago. Unfortunately they do not end the man's life; someone else does their new enemy." Across the country in Washington, D.C., FBI Special Agent Howard Watson is brought into the mix. Watson, a seasoned professional, has been summoned to Chicago to assist the Chicago P.D. in unraveling a mystery: "Why a seemingly insignificant drug dealer was murdered by an international drug lord who slipped from Howard's grasp five years earlier?" Watson is forced to join forces with the Chicago PD,the DEA and the ATF in order to nab the Peruvian drug lord who seemed to be conducting business under their very noses. Racing against the clock, Watson must figure out what the drug dealer and the drug lord have in common before the drug lord flees the U.S. Unbeknownst to the three women, they have opened a Pandora's Box that holds the keys to unlocking answers for everyone involved. "Once again, JoAnn Fastoff has written a novel that you will find yourself unable to put down, in her latest continuation of the Howard Watson Intrigue series, "The Pact." What I loved most about "The Pact" is that when a double homicide occurs, you immediately think you know who did it, you just don't know why or how complicated matters truly are. Instead of a typical mystery where you try to find out who did it, in this case you try to figure out how and why the other elements of the plot tie together. I love a book that makes you think, and in "The Pact", I totally enjoyed discovering the answers as the story unfolded. Events leading to a modern day double homicide actually begin 1966, in western Africa. As the story unfolds, Ms. Fastoff fills in the history of many of the characters. She shows how deep friendships were established among the main characters, especially four women. Their loyalty to each other is unwavering. I really appreciate the depth of her character development; this adds some great touches to the storyline. Close female friends who have banded together to help one of their own against her abusive partner, become embroiled in the plot when a crime that they are tying to cover up is intricately tied into one committed by a hit man who has no desire to leave witnesses around to identify him. The FBI also becomes involved with the case. This is where Special Agent Howard Watson steps in. Howard Watson does, and using modern technology, the FBI and Chicago P.D. try to gather their own clues before any more deaths occur. Spouse abuse, illegal drug sales, illegal arms, murder, betrayal the list goes on. "The Pact" has it all. It takes talent to put such a complete tale together in a relatively short novel. JoAnn Fastoff obviously has that talent. I read "The Pact" in one sitting and loved all of it. I look forward to Howard Watson's next adventure." --Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views--
In 1977 Prime Minister James Callaghan and Liberal leader David Steel struck a constitutional deal, by which the Labour government could survive a vote of no confidence and get its business through Parliament, while the Liberals gained access to the anterooms of power. The Pact, a contemporaneous account of the hatching and workings of the 'Lib-Lab' deal of 1977-8, is an invaluable time-capsule of British politics but also a pointer to its future. Coalition government has oft been scorned in Britain, since - as Alistair Michie and Simon Hoggart note - the main parties regard their opponents chiefly as 'targets off which points may be scored'. But hung parliaments and inter-party deals, as revived in May of 2010, may be back to stay. This new edition of The Pact, in memory of its co-author Simon Hoggart (1946-2014), includes new prefaces by David Steel, Roy Hattersley, and the journalist Stephen Bush.