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If you like the knockout suspense of Michael Connelly and the gritty "who done its" by Linda Fairstein, you'll love Joel Goldman's Shakedown!

"Goldman tells a story at a breakneck pace..."
Kansas City Star

"A killer identified via a fleeting facial expression and behavioral clues turns a middle-aged FBI agent dealing with a disruptive disability into an unexpected hero in Goldman's latest terrific thriller."
Publisher's Weekly

When FBI Agent Jack Davis investigates a mass murder, a leak of crucial information and his imploding personal life throw him into the ultimate danger zone - where truth lies at the heart of betrayal.

Need a thrill pill? Take Shakedown and stay up all night!

"Shakedown is a really fine novel. Joel Goldman has got it locked and loaded and full of the blood of character and the gritty details that make up the truth. Page for page, I loved it."
Michael Connelly, NYT Bestselling Author

"Shakedown is a chillingly realistic crime novel - it's fast-paced, smartly plotted, and a gripping read to the very last page. Joel Goldman explores - with an insider's eye - a dark tale of murder and betrayal."
Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author

James Patterson fans - take off on a rocket-fueled suspense ride with Shakedown, the first book in the Jack Davis Thriller series by Joel Goldman.

After you catch your breath, grab The Dead Man, the second book in the series. Jack Davis crosses paths with a serial killer inside one of the most advanced research facilities in the world when people start to die exactly as they dreamed they would.

And then you'll be ready for No Way Out! Meeting ex-FBI agent Jack Davis in the middle of a shootout is the best thing that could have happened to Roni Chase. As Jack follows Roni into a lethal web of deceit, years in the making, the only thing that can save them - time - is running out.

And don't miss the Lou Mason Thriller series by Joel Goldman featuring trial lawyer Lou Mason.

When two of his partners are killed, corruption, sex and murder fill trial lawyer Lou Mason's docket as he tracks the killer. Will Lou be the next victim? Find out in Motion To Kill, the action-packed, can't-put-it-down first book in the Lou Mason Thriller series!

Lou Mason is back in The Last Witness and this time it's personal when his surrogate father, Homicide Detective Harry Ryman, arrests his best friend, Wilson "Blues" Bluestone, Jr. for murder. Mason unearths secrets someone will do anything to keep as he closes in on a desperate killer, setting himself up as the next target.

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