Before turning his efforts to novel writing, author Samuel W. Gailey worked in film production and then as a screenwriter for the Fox and Showtime networks. Since then, his works have been “suspenseful mysteries and intriguing studies of human nature,” as his website bio says. Samuel’s The Guilt We Carry follows lead Alice O’Farrell, a woman haunted by her own complicity in her younger brother’s death. As she’s living on the streets and drowning herself in alcohol, she finds a discarded duffel bag full of money that offers her a new life. It’s only when the bag’s real owner discovers what Alice did with his money that Alice must finally face the consequences of her life’s actions.
David Putnam’s writing draws heavily from his lengthy law enforcement career. The Reckless is the sixth book in Dave's Bruno Johnson thriller series. Bruno is trying to balance his life as a single father and his duties as a cop. When his partner and himself are put on loan to the FBI, the pair are given a case that no one else is willing to touch. An individual only known as the “Darkman” is in charge of a group of teenage criminals. When Bruno discovers that this Darkman is also tied to a triple homicide that haunts Bruno to this day, the man realizes he is in much more danger than he anticipated.