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About Joel Goldman
Trial lawyer Lou Mason is a powerful, sexy man, more than six feet of hard muscle and once a keen rugby player. He's loyal and principled, both to a fault. His wry, sarcastic sense of humor and knack for top class banter are disarming, sometimes obscuring a recklessly brave spirit. Passionate about justice, he dives into the dark water, taking on cases others lawyers would run away from.
In Jack Davis' world only liars, drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably. Then he joins their ranks. After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent, Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake, sometimes bending him in half, sometimes strangling his speech. The cause and cure are unknown and Jack's condition colors his entire life. So much so that it ends his FBI career. In his new guise of part time private detective, he can't predict when the shakes will start... he just knows they will. Most of the time he just hopes he isn't holding a gun when it happens because crooks and killers don't give anyone a break.
Alex Stone is a Public Defender, devoted to representing people charged with a crime who can't afford a lawyer. More often than not, her clients and cases are lost causes. But the dismal odds only encourage her. Long, lean, and ropy from years of early-morning workouts, she knows only one way to live and one way to try a case: bear down and go all out.
She's determined to give her indigent clients the same measure of justice the rich and well bred receive. That's what everyone, guilty or innocent, highborn or low, deserves, and that's why she became a public defender. That higher calling matters more than whether her clients are guilty or innocent. But when the system fails to deliver justice, she makes certain justice is done.
If you like heroes you can care about, believe in and root for, you'll love Lou Mason, Jack Davis and Alex Stone. If you like crime thrillers with riveting suspense, jaw dropping twists and page-turning action, you'll love Joel Goldman's novels.
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Cassie Ireland Is A Thief and Jake Carter Is A Gambler. Together they go all in to take down a brutal swindler on the high seas in bestselling author Joel Goldman’s thriller.
“Think you can put down All In once you start reading? Don’t bet on it!” Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Tesla Legacy
Cassie and Jake are up against ruthless, mega-rich Alan Kendrick who plays for keeps. He’s ripped off the wrong people this time – and now Ireland and Carter will take him down.
From New York to Buenos Aires to the Mediterranean, Cassie and Jake risk everything, including their lives, in a game with the highest stakes and no rules. Who is the hunter and who is the prey?
“A phenomenal debut for a promising series!” David Ellis, Edgar Award Winning author of The Hidden Man
“A wild ride!” Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave
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ALL GONE IS ALL ACTION, ALL ADVENTURE AND ALL ROMANCE FROM ACCLAIMED AUTHORS JOEL GOLDMAN & LISA KLINK, THRILLER MASTERS AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME
”You’d better read this with oven-mitts because this caper is a scorcher!” Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of True Fiction
Professional thieves steal the four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta from an impenetrable London museum and demand a one-hundred-million pound ransom in five days. If the museum calls the police, or misses the deadline, the priceless documents will be shredded.
There are only two people who can find the artifacts in time: Cassie Ireland, a thief who catches thieves, and Jake Carter, a gambler who knows the odds and thrives on high-stakes risk. Together they race against time to recover the relics…while evading the law and a team of assassins determined to stop them dead.
”A thinking person’s thriller packed with action and suspense!” Reed Farrel Coleman, Shamus Award winning author of Where It Hurts
”A rip-roaring action tale.” Paul Levine, author of Bum Luck & winner of the John D. MacDonald Award
”A terrific thriller! Do not miss this book!” Harry Hunsicker, Shamus & Thriller Award nominated author of The Devil’s Country
”You’re going to have fun with this one!” Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full
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If you crave the suspense and excitement of James Patterson, you'll love Edgar-nominated and bestselling author Joel Goldman's riveting legal thriller Cold Truth!
”Joel Goldman is the real deal. In Cold Truth, Lou Mason goes his namesake Perry Mason one better and ought to make Kansas City a must-stop on the lawyer/thriller map." John Lescroart, bestelling author of The First Law
“Wanted for good writing: Joel Goldman strikes again with Cold Truth.”The Kansas City Star
When a troubled young woman turns herself in for murder, Lou Mason takes the case - yet something about her story doesn't add up. To catch a killer, Lou dives into a sordid world of money, drugs and a devastating black market where the price for the truth is paid in blood. A riveting, page-turning romp in the tradition of Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller!
“Joel Goldman's Cold Truth offers us a fast-paced legal thriller...This one makes good beach reading." The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C.
“It's a suspenseful, gritty story that keeps the reader engrossed until the very end." The Facts, Brazosport, TX
John Grisham fans will heat up with Cold Truth!Get your copy today!
Don’t Miss Award Winning Author Joel Goldman’s Fast Paced Legal Thriller series. If you liked Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller or John Lescroart’s Dismas Hardy, You’ll Love Lou Mason.A dead partner is bad for business even when he dies in his sleep. Richard Sullivan was at the top of his profession, a rainmaker in a powerful Kansas City law firm until his body washed up on the shores of a Missouri lake. Now the questions about his death and life are reverberating through a firm that had more secrets than anyone knew.For trial lawyer Lou Mason, that means navigating a maze of corruption, sex, organized crime and cold-blooded murder as he searches for the killer. When another partner turns up dead, his neck neatly snapped, Mason wonders whether it was the same killer. His life depends on the answer.As he gets closer to the truth, Mason discovers a connection between the two murders that runs deeper than he could have ever imagined. With a media firestorm surrounding him, he’s about to get the ultimate lesson that the most explosive crimes aren’t against the law.Lee Child recommends Motion to Kill Grab your copy today!
If you liked Melissa Miller’s Sasha McCandless legal thrillers, you’ll love Edgar-nominated bestselling author Joel Goldman’s knockout Lou Mason thriller, Final Judgment!
A little bit of luck is better than a ton of gold. But when Avery Fish found a headless dead man wrapped in plastic in the trunk of his Cadillac, he needed more than a little luck. Much more. He needed Lou Mason.
Fish may be a con man but Mason has to prove he’s not a murderer. To save Fish, he teams up with a woman from his past, now an FBI agent with a hidden agenda of her own.
This action-packed story will keep you riveted with white-knuckle intensity right to the shocking end as Goldman weaves a tale of murder, fraud and betrayal.
“A page-turner of the highest caliber.” ~Michael Connelly, Bestselling Author of the Mickey Haller legal thriller series.
Final Judgment delivers Lou Mason at his wise-cracking, brilliant best. Get your copy today for a thrill ride that just won’t quit!
If You Want Fast and Furious Suspense, this Edgar-Nominated Legal Thrillers Has It All! You’re Going to Love Joel Goldman’s The Last WitnessLou Mason is back and this time it’s personal. His surrogate father, Homicide Detective Harry Ryman, arrests Lou’s best friend, ex-cop Wilson “Blues” Bluestone for murder. Forced to choose sides, Mason defends Blues and uncovers dark, terrible secrets worth killing for. As his investigation closes in on the killer, the hunter becomes the hunted in this riveting mystery and suspense legal thriller.The Last Witness is classic and classy noir for our time, filled with great characters and sharp, stylish writing, says Jeffery Deaver.There’s a lot of action, loads of suspects and plenty of snappy dialogue. It’s a fun read from beginning to end, says Phillip Margolin.BuyThe Last Witness and get ready to stay up late!
If you like Scott Turow's riveting legal thrillers and Lee Child’s nerve racking suspense, you'll love bestselling author Joel Goldman's knockout Lou Mason Thriller, Deadlocked!
Ryan Kowalczyk denied slaughtering a young couple even after his best friend turned against him, sending him to death row. When Lou Mason is hired to prove Ryan's innocence, a killer does whatever it takes to stop Mason. The deeper Mason probes, the greater the danger - until the past and present collide in an explosion of deceit, corruption and murder.
“Lou Mason's best outing...very satisfying and highly recommended." Lee Child, Bestselling Author of the Jack Reacher series.
“A certain death penalty case and execution is the catalyst in Joel Goldman's legal thriller Deadlocked. The fourth Lou Mason case is the best and most thought provoking and when the action starts it is a real page turner delivered by a pro." Mystery Scene Magazine
“In his fourth novel, attorney-turned-author Joel Goldman delivers a well-plotted legal thriller that takes an insightful look at capital punishment and questions of guilt. Deadlocked's brisk pace is augmented by Goldman's skill at creating realistic characters and believable situations." Oline H. Cogdill, Orlando Sun Sentinel
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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 award-winning, bestselling author 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 of the Harry Bosch series.
“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
If you like Lee Child’s twists and turns and James Patterson's page-turning thrills, you'll love award-winning and bestselling author Joel Goldman's thriller, The Dead Man!
”A masterful blend of rock-solid detective work and escalating dread. The Dead Man is both a top-notch thriller and a heart-rendering story of loss, courage and second chances. I loved it." Robert Crais, NYT Bestselling Author
When people in a study of the human brain start to die exactly as they have dreamed they would die, Jack Davis crosses paths with a serial killer, taking him onto both sides of the law and into the path of a murderer's terrifying rage.
“The Dead Man is one of those rare novels you will be tempted to read twice: the first time to enjoy and the second time to appreciate how Goldman put the pieces together. The hours spent on both will be more than worth it." Bookreporter.com
It doesn't get any better than that, so grab The Dead Man and don't let go!
If you like Lee Child's non-stop action and Harlan Coben's stomach twisting suspense, you'll love No Way Out, the third book in the Jack Davis Thriller series by award-winning and bestselling author Joel Goldman!
”Sleek and sassy, No Way Out is a page-turner that keeps going full speed until the very end." Faye Kellerman, New York Times Bestselling author.
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.
“Goldman spins his latest yarn into a clever, complex tangle of chain reactions between six families of characters whose lives are intertwined by blood, greed, lust, desperation and even love." 435 South Magazine
Think James Patterson meets Michael Connelly and you've got Joel Goldman in No Way Out!
Jump on No Way Out and hang on for a rockin' ride!
Award-Winning, Bestselling Author Joel Goldman Hits It Out of the Park Again With Another Riveting Alex Stone Legal Thriller You Won’t Want To Miss!
The dead never rest easy until someone speaks for them.
Public Defender Alex Stone is appointed to represent Jared Bell a homeless veteran struggling with his demons who is accused of raping and murdering a prostitute. Though pressured to railroad Jared straight to death row, Alex risks everything to prove he's innocent in spite of his confession.
And, when a close friend leaves Alex a blood-curdling message the instant before she's murdered, Alex becomes the killer's next target.
”Joel Goldman is the real deal!” - John Lescroart, NYT Bestselling Author of the Dismas Hardy legal thriller series.
If you like the heart pounding suspense of James Patterson and the edge-of-your-seat legal thrill rides of John Grisham and Michael Connelly, you'll love Chasing The Dead!
Get your copy of of Chasing the Dead now and hang on for the thrill ride of your life!
When Public defender Alex Stone wins an acquittal for her client, Dwayne Reed, accused of murdering a fellow drug dealer, Alex fears that Reed may murder an entire family in retribution for damaging testimony at his trial. If that weren’t enough, the man she put it on the line for in court threatens to attack her lover, Dr. Bonnie Long. With surprising twists and gut-wrenching suspense, this riveting story will keep you on the edge of the precipice as you see just how far Alex will go to protect the innocent.
Alex Stone is running out of time to stop what she started in the courtroom – cold-blooded murder.
Don’t get left out in the cold…buy your copy of Stone Cold today and enter the dark and dangerous world of Alex Stone.
If you enjoy the courtroom suspense you get from authors like John Grisham, you’ll love Joel Goldman’s books.
Buy Stone Cold now and get started with the first book in the riveting Alex Stone Thriller Series.
Don’t miss out on the thrills with brilliant, sexy trial attorney Lou Mason in the five book thriller series that includes: Motion to Kill, The Last Witness, Cold Truth, Deadlocked, and Final Judgment.
The Jack Davis Thriller Series delivers heart-stopping, page-turning action with relentless suspense. Get your copies of Shake Down, The Dead Man, and No Way Out today!