Rules of Crime

Rules of Crime  (Jackson Mystery/Thriller #7)
A Readers Favorite Award Winner

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When a call from his daughter, Katie, interrupts his much-needed vacation, Detective Wade Jackson knows it’s bad news. As Katie tearfully announces that her mom—Jackson’s ex-wife, Renee—is missing, Jackson suspects alcoholic Renee has climbed back inside the bottle that destroyed their marriage. But the truth is far worse: kidnappers have snatched Renee and are demanding ransom from her wealthy fiancé.

The very same night, someone dumps a savagely beaten University of Oregon coed on the doorstep of the ER. Jackson’s protégé, Detective Lara Evans, must identify the unconscious victim, then track down the assailant with no leads to go on…except the whispered rumor of a secret sorority.

Meanwhile, Eugene’s new FBI liaison, Agent Carla River, takes charge of Renee’s high-tech ransom operation while Jackson comforts his distressed daughter and retraces the steps of the mother she holds dear. But as the rescue takes a deadly twist and the suspects seem willing to let Renee die rather than crack under interrogation, Jackson worries that Katie will never forgive him if her mother is lost forever.

Reviewers say:

“This story deserves a very high recommendation as the plot is intriguing, the characters are memorable, and the ending is a shock to the system. Enjoy!—Suspense magazine

“A stunning final solution!”—Publishers Weekly

“Another outstanding police procedural from Ms.Sellers.”—Bookbitch

“The narrative is well crafted and the fascinating situation of Wade Jackson and his family and social life creates an interesting dynamic which helps round out the plot. Throw in a few really unpleasant suspects, some nasty and surprising twists and this became a good read and not one you can easily put down.”—Mystery People magazine

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I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The characters were compelling, the procedural work was dead-on, and the story was enthralling. Definitely recommended.”
~Michelle Gagnon, author of Boneyard
The author expertly intertwines multiple story lines, presents readers with fully realized characters that readers will feel they know, and keeps the action and suspense levels high. That’s a lot to expect from an author but L. J. Sellers delivers.” ~OverMyDeadBody
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