Jason Kolarich Books In Publication Order
- The Hidden Man (2009)
- Breach Of Trust (2011)
- The Wrong Man (2012)
- The Last Alibi (2013)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Line Of Vision (2001)
- Life Sentence (2003)
- Jury Of One (2004)
- In The Company Of Liars (2005)
- Eye Of The Beholder (2007)
- Guilty Wives (With: James Patterson) (2012)
- Mistress (With: James Patterson) (2013)
- The Murder House (With: James Patterson) (2015)
Invisible Books In Publication Order
- Invisible (2014)
- Unsolved (2019)
Black Book Books In Publication Order
- The Black Book (2017)
- The Red Book (2021)
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David Ellis Books Overview
Another exhilarating thriller from Edgar Award winner David Ellis, introducing the new series protagonist Jason Kolarich. Jason Kolarich is a midwestern Everyman with a lineman’s build and an easy smart ass remark. He s a young, intelligent maverick, but he s also struggling with an overwhelming emotional burden one that threatens to unravel his own life, and possibly the lives of those around him. Twenty seven years ago, two year old Audrey Cutler disappeared from her home in the middle of the night. She was never found. All the detectives had to go on were vague eyewitness accounts of a man running down the Cutlers street, apparently carrying someone. Without enough evidence to suggest otherwise, Griffin Perlini a neighbor with prior offenses against minors was arrested, but never convicted. The case is long closed when Perlini is murdered nearly thirty years later. Now a man named Mr. Smith appears in Jason Kolarich s office, saying only that he represents a third party who wants the man charged with murder off the hook and that Kolarich is perfect for the job. The new client: Audrey Cutler s older brother, Sammy Kolarich s estranged childhood best friend a man he hasn t seen in nearly twenty years. But when Kolarich starts receiving violent threats from Mr. Smith s enigmatic employer, he figures out that the secrecy behind this nameless third party and the key to winning Sammy s case is entangled with the mystery of Audrey s disappearance. With his own life and Sammy s in the balance, Kolarich has to put aside not only the mounting anxiety of the job but also a heart wrenching personal tragedy in order to find out what really happened to Audrey all those years ago.
Former college football star and criminal defense attorney Jason Kolarich returns in this shocking thriller from the award winning author of The Hidden Man. Jason Kolarich has spent the past year struggling to recover from the horrific deaths of his wife and baby daughter. On the night of their deaths, Kolarich was at the office, awaiting a call from a confidential informant named Ernesto Ramirez a call that never came. Kolarich blames himself not only for the deaths of his wife and child, but for the informant’s murder as well. He can’t bring back his family, but he can find out who killed Ramirez and bring the killer to justice. Unfortunately, Kolarich’s guns blazing approach to justice lands him smack in the middle of an FBI probe of a deeply corrupt governor and his cronies. To avoid jail, Kolarich must enter a world of wiretaps, double dealing, and kickbacks, where he soon discovers that the murder of his informant was only the tip of the iceberg. This Breach Of Trust runs up to the highest levels of power, and exposing it may drag Kolarich into the fight of his life.
A courtroom thriller about obsession, betrayal, and delicious revenge all told by a mesmerizing and confident new writer of suspense. Marty Kalish is a young man suffocating in the heat of an affair with a married woman named Rachel. When Rachel’s husband disappears one night, Marty is one of the first to be questioned. With few likely suspects, the police arrest him for murder. We know Marty was outside their home that night. We know he has a motive. We know he’s guilty of something. But is it murder? Everything we learn about Marty as a man, his affair with Rachel, and the night in question comes from Marty himself. We want him to be innocent, but the more he tells us, the more we fear he is guilty. And as the twists and turns of the plot unfold, we can’t be completely sure.
In Life Sentence, Ellis brings us a second legal thriller, again evocatively set in an unnamed Chicago, in a Byzantine world of big city politics full of payback and promise, ambition and disgrace. Jon Soliday is legal counsel to a powerful politician also his childhood best friend who is running for governor. The two have shared political success and undying loyalty. They also share a dark secret from the summer of 1979: a party that resulted in the death of a teenage girl. Soliday was implicated but, through his friend’s political connections, escaped legal trouble. Soliday remembers little from that night, but carries an uncertain guilt he can’t shake. Now, as the players from 1979 fall prey to an unknown killer, Soliday is himself accused of murder. And as the puzzle unfolds, the people he most suspects are those he has entrusted with his defense his ambitious defense attorney and his oldest friend. A man’s past, both what he remembers and what he fears, has never felt so crushing and may well leave him without a future.
In Jury Of One, Shelly Trotter, an able and determined lawyer and a children’s rights advocate, is thrust into a world in which she s completely unschooled the criminal court. Her client is a seventeen year old accused of killing a policeman, and she begins to suspect that he may have been involved in an undercover operation to entrap dirty cops, though his role in the scheme remains unclear. Was he the target or the bait and what does the prosecution really have against him? Then comes the shocker: Shelly fears that she has a connection to this boy, something she has kept secret for years, knowledge that she has hidden from her family and friends for most of her adult life. And as the evidence against the boy mounts, she finds that nothing not legal ethics, not a statewide political campaign that could swing in the balance will stop her from keeping him off death row. For with this client, she is truly a Jury Of One.
In The Company Of Liars is a truly original thriller, strikingly fresh and unpredictable. Told in chronological reverse, from its enigmatic end to its brilliant beginning, the novel is centered on a woman who is on trial for murder Allison Pagone, a mother caught between competing forces, each represented by someone who may not care if the pressure kills her in the end. A prosecutor wants Allison convicted and put on death row. An FBI agent believes she can squeeze her into ratting on her family. A daughter and an ex husband need to save their own skins. And circling them all: a group who would prefer to eliminate her quietly and anonymously, but who also are not what they seem. Our first picture of Allison is in the moments following her death. The story then moves backward in time like the cult film Memento: an hour earlier, then the day before, back and back to the beginning, until we can see what’s really happened and, most shocking, what hasn’t. At every turn, Allison Pagone knows that what she sees may not be what’s real. The only sure thing is her place in a vortex of half truths, threats, and suspicion. When her nightmare is over, will she awake in the company of friends or In The Company Of Liars?
Edgar Award winner David Ellis shifts gears to deliver a stunning new thriller where every character has a secret and every secret has a price. David Ellis’s In the Company of Liars is an audaciously inventive thriller. In a David Ellis novel, nothing is ever what it seems, and so it is with Eye Of The Beholder, a heart pounding novel filled with dark secrets and the horrific lengths that desperate people will go to keep them. Renowned attorney Paul Riley has built a lucrative career based on his famous prosecution of Terry Burgos, a serial killer who followed the lyrics of a violent song to gruesomely murder six girls. Now, fifteen years later, the police are confronted with a new series of murders and mutilations. Riley is the first to realize that the two cases are connected and that the killer seems to be willing to do anything to keep him involved. As the murderer’s list of victims becomes less random and more personal, Riley finds himself at the center of a police task force assigned to catch the murderer as both an investigator and a suspect. Driven by his own fear that he may have overlooked something crucial during the investigation years ago, Riley must sift through fifteen years of lies in order to uncover the truth but the killer isn’t the only one who wants to keep the past buried…
No husbands allowed Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. For four days they’re free to live someone else’s life. As the weekend moves into pulsating discos, high stakes casinos, and beyond, Abbie is transported to the greatest pleasure and release she has ever known. What happened last night?In the morning’s harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. And now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime for survival. GUILTY WIVES is the ultimate indulgence, the kind of nonstop joy ride of excess, friendship, betrayal, and danger that only James Patterson can create.