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About Rick Treon
Rick Treon writes about life and death in the Lone Star State. His debut thriller won the PenCraft Award for Literary Excellence in Suspense, and his essays have been syndicated across Gannett Media. Before making up stories, he worked as a reporter and top editor for several newspapers in Texas, where he still lives and writes. For more information, visit ricktreon.com
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True-crime writer Bartholomew Beck is hanging on by a thread.
So, to avoid running out of money - and perhaps save what's left of his career - Beck agrees to write a book about the murder of a respected North Texas pastor by a woman who was stealing from his church.
But Beck soon discovers the killer's motive is much darker than what has been reported, and now he must decide whether or not he can Live with the Truth.
U.S. Representative Paul Schuhmacher wants to avenge the death of his son, Paul, and he holds Beck responsible. But focusing on Beck leaves him vulnerable to his enemies, both political and personal.
Meanwhile, a clue in a twenty-year-old federal murder case drops in Beck’s lap. In solving the murder, might save himself. Or seal his doom. All he knows is that he’s not sure he can pay The Price of Silence.
He saw who killed his neighbor, but he lied to the police and now the wrong man is on Death Row.
Oh, and he wrote a best-selling true crime book on the murder, further cementing his lies.
Twenty years after Summer Foster’s death and his writing career is as cold as her mutilated corpse. He is working on a Texas oil pipeline and trying to get through the day when he finds a co-worker beaten to death with a screwdriver sticking out of her right eye – just like Summer. This time he has to come clean with what he knows and Let the Guilty Pay.
When former detective Lori Young is kidnapped in the aftermath of a mass shooting, she learns she's the key to stopping a devastating terrorist plot — but she'll have to confront her own past to ensure the future.
A group of former CIA officers wants Lori to leverage her ex-husband and his team of former Tier One military operators into hijacking a nuclear weapon, which will be used to destroy the flow of the continent's most valuable resource and ruin global markets.
But the terrorists have a traitor in their midst, and together he and Lori can help avoid a nuclear strike — if she learns to weaponize her unusual skillset instead of constantly trying to silence the memories she can't forget.
“An intelligent, textured and taut thriller about political corruption through the lens of a disgraced journalist.” –Best Thrillers
When reporter Levi Cole returns to his rural Texas hometown to help a colleague and married ex-girlfriend report on a murder, he finds out he’s caught in a deep conspiracy.
Two years after an anonymous tip helps reporter Levi Cole break one of the biggest political scandals in recent memory, the same unknown conspirators expose him for fabricating parts of his stories. After resigning from his cushy job in Dallas, Levi returns to his rural Texas Panhandle hometown to regroup and win over Kat Hallaway – the married woman and fellow reporter he left behind – by helping her cover a grisly murder. But, as Levi and Kat get close to unraveling the mystery, she is kidnapped by the killer. When Levi finally finds Kat, he learns the identity of his tormentors and how they connect to the murder. Faced with the truth, Levi must decide how far he will go to rescue the woman he loves and regain control of his life.
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