Book List in Order: 28 titles

  • When friends need a hand, McGill is their man. Former Metro PD detectives Meeker and Beemer, now working as private investigators, have a client who has a winning Grand Slam lotto ticket worth $212 million. Only there’s another winner, and this...


  • John Tall Wolf’s nemesis and sometimes boss, Marlene Flower Moon, has been nominated to become the next Secretary of the Interior. John has only himself to blame for that. He put in a good word for Marlene with his new acquaintance, the president. ...


  • When a classic Super Chief locomotive disappears between L.A. and Chicago and the case is handed to the BIA’s John Tall Wolf, he asks the obvious question, “How do you steal a train?”Once more, John is working with FBI Deputy Director Byron DeW...


  • Special Agent John Tall Wolf of the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) describes his job like this: “I work at the intersection of Native American and mainstream cultures. If there’s a four-car pile-up, I try to sort things out.” The metaphor is pa...


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    McGill has left the building -- the White House, that is -- but he hasn't gone away. The Paris office of McGill Investigations International refers a case to the boss in Washington, DC. A man who's dying in Munich, Marlon Janeway, wants to get in tou...


  • As President Patricia Grant nears the end of her second term, three big questions hang heavy in the air: Who will succeed her as the next president: her vice president, Jean Morrissey, or Senate Majority Leader Oren Worth? After a Navy warship shoots...


  • Nothing lights a fire under Jim McGill like the thought of someone threatening his family. So when he gets a call from his elder daughter, Abbie, about a frightening development, he’s ready to rip somebody a new one. Only he learns that the Secret ...


  • President Patricia Grant has been impeached. Her trial in the Senate and the fate of her presidency lie just around the corner. That leads James J. McGill to suggest publicly that he might break the noses of any number of Washington pols. White House...


  • As a cop and later a private investigator, Jim McGill has worked some really big cases. Life and death cases. One case, solving the murder of Patricia Darden Grant's first husband, might even have changed the course of American history. But not every...






  • One Saturday morning, a new client comes to Jim McGill with a desperate plea. Zara Gilford says someone is planning to kill her husband. Jordan Gilford is famous as a whistle-blower who exposed corruption at two major defense contractors. Now, he wor...


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    Out for a day's adventure exploring the dry bed of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, two young boys stumble upon a skeleton. It might be all that remains of a fugitive named Randy Bear Heart. Wanted for robbing three banks and killing three cops, Bear He...


  • When you win reelection to be president of the United States by one electoral vote, as Patricia Darden Grant has done, you're going to make a lot of people angry. Some of them might even try to change the outcome by violence. The Secret Service fears...


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    Monday morning doesn’t start well for Ron Ketchum, chief of police of the Sierra Nevada resort town of Goldstrike, California. His deputy chief leaves town looking for a new job. A “dirty” bomb — C4 plastic explosive attached to a container o...


  • The Last Ballot Cast is a story so big it has to be told in two parts. This is Part 2. With his son and his wife, the president of the United States, both near death, Jim McGill makes a choice that may save, or lose, both of them. As McGill makes his...


  • The Last Ballot Cast is a story so big it has to be told in two parts. This is Part 1. With his son and his wife, the president of the United States, both near death, Jim McGill makes a choice that may save, or lose, both of them. As McGill makes his...


  • Somebody in Washington is updating Shakespeare. The first thing he wants to do is kill all the lobbyists. Knocking off three of them in consecutive weeks, he's off to a fast start. On the lapel of each victim, the killer leaves a pin that, arguably, ...


  • Five rich kids from Chicago’s Gold Coast get an idea to advance their careers as artists. They’ll create a fictitious street gang, the Blood Street Punx, and start painting murals all over town. Their paintings will knock people’s eyes out. The...


  • Gasoline, Texas Laddy Johnson may or may not be the unacknowledged love child of the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson. But one thing's for sure: After fifteen years of being a Hollywood stuntman, Laddy's back to run for mayor of his hometown of G...


  • Round Robin Phinney ... She's 230 pounds of bad attitude. She dishes out sandwiches and insults to the customers at Screaming Mimi's deli. She takes a dim view of people in general and men in particular. Her home is her sanctuary. She has an apartmen...






  • Ron Ketchum saw his share of the dark side of life as a cop in Los Angeles. Then he left L.A. to become the chief of police in the Sierra Nevada resort town of Goldstrike. One sunny morning in the mountains, though, he comes upon a crime unlike anyth...


  • Every year the best colleges reject thousands of the brightest young minds in the country. But what might happen if a large number of them refused to take no for an answer?One morning, Shepherdton College receives 437 envelopes from twenty-eight stat...


  • Always a good sport, Jim McGill, the first private-eye to live in the White House, agrees to accompany his wife, the president, to London to be her escort at a dinner given by the queen-yes, the one who lives in Buckingham Palace. Problem is, he'll h...


  • As we've just seen, it's only a matter of time--and not that long a time--before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband--what? Well, if he's the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president's first husband ...


  • Two Cops Chasing a Rumor ...Sergeant Rick Valkonen, all but retired from the LAPD, is given a final no-worries assignment to carry him into his new life as a beach bum with a pension. Make sure the new chief of police's teenage twins, Justin and Just...


  • Two men on the run ... Newspaperman Dan Cameron gets a cool old typewriter for his 40th birthday. It once belonged to Ben Hecht, who used it to write the movie "Notorious." Dan uses it to write a best-seller. Then the Hecht estate says the typewriter...


  • A cop gets shot. . . He loses his left eye. He loses his job. And that's after he loses his wife. So what's he going to do? Michael "Doc" Kildare, former undercover narc, sues the government. Claims one-third of the $45 million recovered in the drug ...


  • One bullet can change everything... Who's the cat and who's the mouse? J.D. Cade was trained to kill by his country. He did his duty and put the past behind him. Or so he thought. Now someone is using his only son as a pawn to force him to k...


  • Twenty-five years ago John Fortunato was a soldier in Vietnam, fighting in the crushing darkness of the tunnels of Cu Chi, from which the Vietcong launched their deadliest operations. When he got back to his hometown of Elk River, Illinois, he secret...