We're so pleased to be hosting our friend and local author Brendan DuBois! He is the author of the Lewis Cole mystery series, as well as numerous other mysteries, thrillers, and sci-fi novels. His latest books are two standalone thrillers with the mega bestselling author James Patterson, The First Lady and The Cornwalls are Gone. We'll hear about the new books and his experience writing in collaboration with James Patterson.
Captain Amy Cornwall has forty-eight hours to commit an unspeakable crime -- or lose her family forever.
In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she's dead anyway.
In James Patterson's new stand-alone thriller, one secret can bring down a government when the President's affair to remember becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn't have predicted that she'd be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady--with strict orders to keep it a secret.
The First Lady's absence comes in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president's affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady's finger.
Brendan DuBois is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and have also earned him three Edgar Award nominations. He is the author of the Lewis Cole mystery series. including Fatal Harbor, Blood Foam, and Storm Cell, which are all available from Pegasus Books. Brendan lives in New Hampshire. Visit his website at www.BrendanDuBois.com.