When assistant Illinois Attorney General Ray Pruitt and his wife are found tortured and murdered, Melissa Manigoni, Illinois Attorney General, places a call to Deuce Ryker, her friend and a top notch private detective, to give her a third eye on the scene.
Deuce Ryker finds the scene to be as terrible a torture murder scene as he had ever seen even during his many years on the Chicago Police Department. Ryker soon learned through information given him by an old acquaintance that a contract has been put out to kidnap Melissa Manigoni.
With the help of his Chicago police department friend, Bob Roland, they derive a plan to protect Manigoni from whoever put out the contract but their plan goes terribly wrong and leaves Ryker in a desperate search for the Illinois Attorney General
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When a Cook County judge dies of a flu-like virus, Private Detective Deuce Ryker is called in by his widow to investigate. Ryker, an ex-Chicago cop, soon learns that not one but three judges have died of the same virus. Teaming up with his old Chicago police partner, Bob Roland and Illinois State Attorney General Melissa Manigoni, Ryker finds himself caught in the midst of the deadly struggle of a New York mob family's bid to take over operations in Chicago.
Clay Morgan and friends, raised in Los Angeles, plan an adventure by searching for the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine in the deadliest area of the United States - the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Anything that can happen,does happen with deadly encounters with nature, the terrain, wild animals, and even man. Their adventure quickly becomes a struggle for survival.
A great action/adventure fiction that follows five men hunting for gold who learn that life in the wilderness is nothing at all like life in the city of Los Angeles where they were born and raised. On this adventure, readers will see them evolve from the scared greenhorns they were into tough confident men. I believe Greenhorns and Killer Mountains will lead you on a similar adventure through those deadly mountains while in the coolness and safety of your home.
In 1869, Tazewell County, Illinois, located along the East side of the Illinois River, was on the very edge of the western frontier. Law and order had been established, but the citizens were terrorized by a gang of horse thieves led by four brothers. They commit horse rustlings, burglary, robbery, assaults and even murder until finally it culminated when they ambushed a posse and murdered a deputy sheriff, brother to the local sheriff. Angry citizens mete out their own justice.
A documentary in great narrative form, this book is a well told and exciting true tale of America's western frontier history. It is a great example of true frontier justice meted out by citizens when they have reached a boiling point with outlaws. Lynch Law takes you back to that time and lets you witness the true story behind the lynching as it unfolds. If you are a lover of the cowboys of our past and true western books, you'll want to grab this book as soon as possible.
At the height of the Cuban Missile crisis, a plot by Mexican rebels to get the U.S. involved in their cause against the Mexican Government, results in the kidnapping of America's First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. The rebels have hired a well known bandito, Ramon Valdez, to pull off the kidnapping which he does in Washington DC in a murderous attack on the First Lady's entourage.
Mexico's president, Adolfo Lopes Mateos, has warned President Kennedy that if he sends even one man across the border into his country he will declare war on the United States. This will cause Cuba and Russia to join his ranks.
Trying to avoid an invasion of Mexico during such troubled times, President John F. Kennedy sends a covert, hand picked team of four retired Special-Forces men to slip across the border, rescue her, eliminate her captors and get back across the border before he declarers war against Mexico. The same team of Special Forces men had been sent into the jungles of Central America during the 1950 in teams of four, to infiltrate the villages, locate communist terrorists planning attacks on the United States and eliminate them.
President Kennedy gives the four men, Jacob "Jake" Murdock, Tymon "Ty" Redman, Deuce Callaway and Joe Bob McNew, only eight days to complete their mission and get back across the border. The only assistance they get from the government is money. No communications, no weapons, nothing but their own wits and money.
Jacob Murdock, all the while feeling he is too old to command such a mission changes his mind after meeting Margarita Alverez, one of the leaders of the rebels operating in Mexico City, who disapproved of the kidnapping to start and agrees to assist them in locating the First Lady. A spark ignites between Margarita and Jacob and suddenly he's feeling much younger.
Their mission is hampered when the team learns the kidnapper, Valdez, is an old friend they had worked with some years earlier in Central America and who had once saved Ty Redman's life. They also learn that the kidnapper has decided to sell the First Lady to the Cubans and Russians, just as President Kennedy sets up the blockade to stop Russian ships and demands they turn back their ships.