Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Epitaph (2001)
- Derailed (2003)
- Detour (2005)
- Deceit (2006)
Standalone Novels Book Covers
James Siegel Books Overview
Retired detective William Riskin is more or less waiting to die, until he comes across the obituary of his ex partner, Jean Goldblum. A one time war hero and concentration camp survivor, Goldblum had become a morally corrupt detective with a ruthless instinct for spotting guilt. But Goldblum had just started working on the most important case of his life, and out of loyalty to his memory, Riskin decides to finish it. Following a dangerous string of clues, Riskin finds himself in hot pursuit of a little known World War II criminal named Dr. Petoit, who, after promising sanctuary to hundreds of fleeing Jews in occupied France, led them to death in his own home. As Riskin uncovers Goldblum’s own guilty part in these crimes, he himself comes face to face with the ultimate evil.
Advertising director Charles Schine is just another New York commuter, regularly catching the 8. 43 to work. But the day he misses his train is the day that changes his life. Catching the 9. 05 instead, he can’t help but be drawn by the sight of the person opposite. Charles has never cheated on his wife in eighteen years of marriage. But then Charles has never met anyone like Lucinda Harris before. Charming, beautiful and a seductively good listener, Charles finds himself instantly attracted. And though Lucinda is married too, it is immediately apparent that the feeling is mutual. Their journeys into work become lunch dates, which become cocktails and eventually lead to a rented room in a seedy hotel. They both know the risks they are taking, but not in their worst nightmares could they foresee what is to follow. Suddenly their temptation turns horrifically sour, and their illicit liaison becomes caught up in something bigger, more dangerous, more brutally violent. Unable to talk to his partner or the police, Charles finds himself trapped in a world of dark conspiracy and psychological games. Somehow he’s got to find a way to fight back, or his entire life will be spectacularly Derailed for good.
DESCRIPTION: From the bestselling author of Derailed comes the adrenaline charged story of one man who must be tray everything he believes in to save his family. Paul and Joanna desperately want to have children, but their failure to conceive almost ends their marriage. Instead, they decide to adopt and arrange a trip to Colombia to bring home a baby girl. Joelle is everything they’ve hoped for. To help them ease into parenthood, a nanny has been sent. When they return one night, they discover to their horror that the baby waiting for them isn’t Joelle. Suddenly, they’re taken prisoner and handed an ultimatum: Either Paul transports millions in cocaine to a location in the US within l8 hours, or his wife and daughter will be killed. The decision seems obvious yet the outcome will be anything but.
It looks like just another car crash: a head on collision on a lonely stretch of desert highway that leaves one driver dead. Yet Tom Valle, the local newspaperman assigned to the story, is damned good at spotting lies. He should know once a star reporter at America’s most prestigious daily, he was disgraced after being caught spinning columns of lies and exiled to the smallest town paper that would have him.
Seeking personal redemption and the resurrection of his career, Valle investigates a trail of cover up, fraud, and murder stretching back for decades. But the path of corruption is so dark, Valle wonders if this story will redeem him, or kill him.