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11/22/2022

Rick Mofina - Ray Wyatt Thriller Series

INTO THE FIRE, introduces Ray Wyatt, a veteran reporter grappling with the tragic loss of his wife and son while searching for answers in the crime stories he covers.Hikers find a traumatized boy wandering in a remote corner of New York's Adirondack Mountains. Retracing his steps to a cabin, they make a terrifying discovery that leads to an investigation entangling crime reporter Ray Wyatt and FBI Special Agent Jill McDade.McDade believes the boy witnessed the horrific incident. But the severity of his emotional shock makes it impossible for him to speak.Wyatt is dispatched to cover the disturbing case, while still haunted by the loss of his son and wife years earlier. Knowing his journalistic career is at risk, he goes flat out on the story.A suspect emerges, along with the fear that there may be another surviving child witness.McDade and Wyatt race the clock to learn the truth behind one of the most unconscionable crimes in the history of Upstate New York. At the same time, they grapple with the dawning horror that the monstrous event is linked to them.THE HOLLOW PLACE, Book 2 of the trilogy, brings Wyatt and McDade together again in a race to find a missing college student before she falls victim to a brutal killer.REQUIEM, Book 3 of the Ray Wyatt series, takes the reader on an international hunt for the head of a ruthless Dark Web illegal adoption ring. Wyatt and McDade take separate paths in an urgent bid to find the mastermind...and hopefully bring Wyatt's son, Danny, home at last.“Rick Mofina’s tense, taut writing makes every thriller he writes an adrenaline-packed ride.” —New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen
11/19/2022

Robert Crane Jr. - Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder

On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father. But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life.Crane began his career writing for Oui magazine and spent many years interviewing celebrities for Playboy―stars such as Chevy Chase, Bruce Dern, Joan Rivers, and even Koko the signing gorilla. As a result of a raucous encounter with the cast of Canada's SCTV, he found himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to enter the employ of John Candy―first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and producer; and finally as one of Candy's pallbearers.Through disappointment, loss, and heartbreak, Crane's humor and perseverance shine. Beyond the big stars and behind-the-scenes revelations, this riveting account of death, survival, and renewal in the shadow of the Hollywood sign makes a profound statement about the desire for love and permanence in a life where those things continually slip away. By turns shocking and uplifting, Crane is an unforgettable and deeply human story.