The Evan Buckley Thrillers from USA Today bestselling author James Harper are fast-paced crime fiction stories featuring maverick PI Evan Buckley and his reluctant partner in crime, Detective Kate Guillory.

For readers who enjoy gritty, fast-paced crime thrillers, including those by Robert Crais, Robert B. Parker, Harlan Coben, John Sandford, Robert Galbraith and others.


Evan Buckley's wife Sarah went to work one day and didn't come home. He's never stopped looking for her. Haunted by his memories, driven by his relentless quest for the truth, he loses himself in other people's problems. Lucky for him his latest client, the reclusive Linda Clayton, has got more than enough to keep him busy.

Not so lucky for her. When her son Daniel disappeared ten years ago, she didn't think her life could get any worse -- until her husband ran away, that is. Makes you thankful you're not Linda Clayton.

After Evan's last case ended in disaster, he's at the end of his tether, his self-esteem at a dangerously low ebb -- until fate throws him headlong into Linda Clayton's wretched world and a long-dead investigation that everybody wants to stay that way.

Except Evan never learned to do what everybody wants, and he vows to find answers for her that he can't find for himself. As the suspense ratchets up, he's caught in a desperate fight for his life with a stone-cold killer who will stop at nothing to protect his secrets.


When high-flying hedge fund manager Jesse Springer shows PI Evan Buckley a wad of explicit photographs that arrived in the mail, Evan gets caught up in the most bizarre blackmail scam he's ever seen -- because Jesse swears on his life he doesn't remember a thing. But can Evan trust him?

Desperate to escape the memories of his lost wife that haunt him, he heads down to the endless grass and millionaire stud farms surrounding Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby. There, he finds it's not all Southern charm and mint juleps and he's soon caught up in a lethal game of double-crossing, pain and bloodshed as he goes up against the ruthless gang behind the scam.

And if things weren't bad enough, a psychopathic killer from his past launches a crusade of psychological revenge and twisted mind games that threaten to plunge Evan back into his darkest days.

Adrift in a sea of betrayal and lies as the body count climbs, Evan is forced into an impossible dilemma. Who to believe? Because one thing's for sure -- any wrong step will be his last.


Fifty years ago, pharmaceuticals magnate Frank Hanna got a girl pregnant. Then she disappeared. Now he's dying with nobody to inherit his fortune - apart from his weak-willed daughter and her bullying lover, a gambler in over his head with the Russian mob, willing to do anything to save his own skin. Desperate to atone for his sins, Hanna hires maverick PI Evan Buckley to investigate, to find answers to the questions that haunt him. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?

As Evan searches for somebody who might never have existed, peeling back fifty years of lies and betrayal to uncover the tragic story hidden underneath, he faces a terrible dilemma: the closer he gets to the truth, the more he puts his quarry in danger, his tenacity turned against him as he becomes an unwilling pawn leading the ruthless mobsters to the one person who stands between them and Hanna's fortune.

To make matters worse, Evan's own troubled past is back to bite him with a vengeance as his nemesis, Carl Hendricks, feeds his festering hatred from his prison cell, sending a killer intent on Old Testament-style retribution after Evan and his family.

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