Hot Start, the fifth volume in the Cordell Logan series, is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride filled with plenty of unexpected twists and full-throttle action.A notorious, international big-game hunter and his beautiful, former dental hygienist wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night, while swimming naked on their seaside estate in opulent Rancho Bonita, California. Police investigators are convinced that the killer is a strident, outspoken animal-rights activist with both military experience and a criminal record. The evidence against him would appear overwhelming—until rumors begin to surface that others may have had their own reasons for committing murder.The last thing flight instructor, aspiring Buddhist, and ex–government assassin Cordell Logan wants to do is become involved in the investigation. He and the accused, however, have mutual friends. Reluctant at first, Logan finds himself caught up in an increasingly confounding enigma, one that swirls around a popular congressman with close ties to the White House, a European call girl ring, and a ruthless Czech crime boss who’ll stop at nothing to protect his interests. Pursuing the truth will take Logan to places few others would dare go, exposing him to dangers that even he may not survive.
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The irresistible David Freed’s first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller.
Based in sunny Rancho Bonita—“California’s Monaco” as the city’s moneyed minions like to call it—Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up... Read more »
Moments before he is executed, the killer of the daughter of Hub Walker, a famous Vietnam War pilot and hero, makes a startling allegation, claiming that the real murderer is a close friend of Walker’s, a prominent US defense contractor. Walker wants to hire somebody willing to spend a few days digging up information that will refute the... Read more »
In 1956 a plane bearing mysterious cargo takes off from asmall airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. Nearly sixtyyears later, while flying over the Sierra Nevada, retiredmilitary assassin turned civilian flight instructor and would-be BuddhistCordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to... Read more »
Morethan forty years after their release from the notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” threeAmerican prisoners of war return to Vietnam to make peace with their mostbrutal former captor, a guard whom they’ve dubbed “Mr. Wonderful.” The USState Department hopes reconciliation will help cement a major trade agreementbetween Washington and the Vietnamese. But... Read more »
Hot Start, the fifth volume in the Cordell Logan series, is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride filled with plenty of unexpected twists and full-throttle action.A notorious, international big-game hunter and his beautiful, former dental hygienist wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night, while swimming naked on... Read more »
When retired senior CIA analyst Rico Perris plunges off a cliff in his vintage Porsche while speeding through the mountains of Colorado late one snowy night, the local sheriff rules it an accident. CIA officials, however, suspect otherwise. Their suspicions are soon heightened after two other former intelligence analysts turn up dead under... Read more »
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