|The Price of Vengeance|
There Is Always a Price to Pay
James R. Scarantino, praised as "insanely talented" by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, presents the next thrilling Denise Aragon Mystery
Detective Denise Aragon finds herself in the middle of a desperate standoff she may have caused with a single phrase: take him out. On one side is Peter Cervantes, her grieving friend and now a hostage-taker who blames the deaths of his sons on the grand schemes of powerful politicians. On the other side is a United States senator with a dark past whose family is being held at gunpoint by Cervantes.
The FBI targets Aragon as an accomplice to kidnapping and terrorism, and her only way out is to drag the senator's crimes into the light. She can only pray that the price of vengeance won't be paid in blood.
Praise for the Denise Aragon Mysteries:
"Mayhem and more."—Kirkus Reviews
"[Scarantino] is skilled with complex plotting and has a talent for expository dialogue...Though she is fictional, Aragon, who sports a crewcut and a baby face, is an intelligent, hard-boiled heroine of whom Santa Fe can be proud."—Santa Fe New Mexican
The Drum Within
"The Drum Within is a superb novel, and this is a hearty welcome to an insanely talented newcomer, Jim Scarantino."—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author
"The Drum Within is a gritty police procedural that will make you rethink everything you know about justice. A tour de force of good guys and bad guys. A masterpiece. I loved it."—Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times bestselling author
"The Drum Within keeps many ducks in a row through a maze of gritty encounters, bitter confrontations, and some very clever red herrings."—Santa Fe New Mexican
"A thrilling police story."—Suspense Magazine