The Curtis Chronicles #3
by Joseph Badal
Pub Date 12 Nov 2019
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Amazon #1 Best-selling author, Joseph Badal, delivers Justice, the third in his Curtis Chronicles series, with the same relentless tension that is a trademark of his award-winning suspense novels.
In Justice, Matt and Renee Curtis return, along with their maniacal tormentor, Lonnie Jackson. On a trip to Costa Rica with their friends Esteban and Alani Maldonado, Matt and Renee believe they are beyond Jackson's reach. They soon find out how wrong they are, however, when Jackson orchestrates the kidnapping of Renee and Alani and transports them to his human trafficking headquarters located in Nicaragua.
Matt and Esteban recruit former special operations soldiers living in Costa Rica to help them rescue their wives, sending readers on an action-packed journey.
As with all of Badal's novels, Justice is a bold and complex thriller. It weaves an intricate plot involving multiple international locations, a human trafficking organization, the CIA, Special Operations, corrupt politicians, Bulgarian organized crime figures, Swiss bankers, and a compelling cast of engaging, inspiring, and diabolical characters.
The Curtis Chronicles is an epic series that delves into the age-old conflict between good and pure evil, where each book leaves you begging for more.
2016 Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize for Best Fiction Book of the Year.
“The Motive is a nail biter I couldn’t put down. Joseph Badal knows how to make his legion of readers sweat to the very last paragraph. He has mastered the art of writing—and suspense. Bravo!” —Parris Afton Bonds, Award-Winning Author of “Dream Time”
Obsessed is another masterstroke of fiction from this Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author, two-time winner of the Tony Hillerman Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year, and three-time Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal Winner.
“Obsessed is a flat-out fantastic, eighteen-wheeler of a thriller driven by a dynamic plot and barreling through anything in its way. Joseph Badal has crafted a tale as elegant in execution as it is novelistic in its three-dimensional characters, good guys and bad who are equally driven from the point the last entry in Badal’s Curtis Chronicles leaves off. It’s easy to obsess about Obsessed because it follows all the rules of great thriller writing while making up a few of its own. A must-read for all hardcore fans of the genre.” —Jon Land, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Caitlin Strong Series
"Relentless from start to finish. Badal just gets better and better.” —David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Murder As a Fine Art
“Great characters, action, and plotting. Dark Angel is a real winner!” —Paul Kemprecos, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Minoan Cipher
“Badal delivers a nice tight mystery and two wonderful female detectives you’ll be cheering for. Don’t miss Borderline.” —Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author of Nemesis
“Borderline grabs the reader early and never lets up. Opening with the discovery of the murder victim, a wealthy horsewoman full of sexual energy, gorgeous—and universally hated—the mystery progresses to an amazing revelation. Author Joseph Badal fills the pages with solid police work, a handsome private eye, an out-of-control teenager and secret X-rated videos. In the hands of this fine writer, the story carried me along every step of the way.” —Anne Hillerman, author of the New York Times bestsellers Spider Woman’s Daughter and Rock with Wings
“Natural Causes by Joseph Badal is a first-rate thriller, a powerhouse of a story that will keep you turning the pages into the wee hours. The pacing is relentless, with a sense of menace that grows almost unbearable. Lassiter and Martinez are two homicide detectives for the ages. I loved it!” —Douglas Preston, #1 Bestselling Coauthor of the Famed Pendergast Series
“Another outstanding entry in a terrific series. Detectives Susan Martinez and Barbara Lassiter are smart, tough, and compassionate protagonists worth rooting for. They are compelling police professionals, not super-human crime fighters. Joseph Badal’s plotting is deft, his pacing is perfect, and his writing crisp. Highly recommended.” —Sheldon Siegel, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Novels
“Joseph Badal has done it again with Natural Causes, the 3rd in his Lassiter/Martinez Case Files series. His two female detectives follow a serpentine, dangerous path that will have the reader guessing to the last page. Don’t miss this one.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series
“Natural Causes introduces one of the nastiest villains you’ll love to hate, one who offers a dangerous challenge to our two heroines...compared to her, Mexican cartels are a bunch of bungling amateurs.” —Steven F. Havill, author of the Posadas County Mystery Series
“What’s not to like about Natural Causes? Smart, tough, and witty investigators Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez return to unravel a series of “natural” retirement community deaths and face a clever and dangerous psychopathic killer who pushes them to their limit, and beyond. A thriller with twists and turns that will keep you on a finely-honed edge.” —D.P. Lyle M.D., Award-Winning Author of the Jake Longly and Cain/Harper Thriller Series
“Natural Causes is a blistering, bracing and bold thriller that races out of the gate and finishes in an all-out sprint. Joseph Badal’s third tale to feature detectives Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez sets them on the trail of a killer targeting residents at a retirement community that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘golden years.’ But Badal also sprinkles in organized crime and politics into his already savory literary mind snack, resulting in a tour de force of a crime thriller that is not to be missed.” —Jon Land, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Murder, She Wrote Series
“Another thrill ride by acclaimed suspense author Joseph Badal. It’s relentless from start to finish. Badal just gets better and better.” —David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Murder As a Fine Art
Author appearances, readings, and talks will be held in bookstores and public libraries. Mr. Badal is also available to speak to civic groups, service groups, and book clubs.
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