The Sinister Virgins will put you on edge as it takes you from the wealthy suburbs of New Jersey through the hidden corners of our judicial system into the horror chambers of an age-old religious order.
When the United States executive director to the World Bank, Peter Hallandale, meets his untimely demise, Essex County’s favorite dance instructor, Daxton Longhorn, learns—to his surprise and dismay—that Hallandale nominated him to be the executor of his multimillion-dollar estate. As Dax reluctantly accepts the position, it quickly becomes clear that there are more questions to Hallandale’s last will and testament than there are answers. What was Hallandale working on, and did it get him killed? What do his wife and children know about it, and how far will the intelligence community go to keep it a secret?
Fighting against his own demons and plunged into a labyrinth of lies, broken alliances, and secret organizations, Dax learns that some powerful factions will stop at nothing to make sure the answers remain hidden. Suddenly his own life and the lives of those he cares about are in grave danger from unknown assailants. Dax has no choice but to trust his conniving sister-in-law, Angela Longhorn, and rely on his ruthless friend, Anthony Esposito. Soon all three find themselves racing against the clock not only to learn the nature of their faceless enemies but to unearth long-buried secrets with shocking global implications.
The Barrister’s Gavel will keep you guessing with twists and turns as it races from the Hoover building in D.C through the corridors of our judicial system into a dance studio in Essex County New Jersey.
Self-proclaimed lifelong bachelor Daxton Longhorn is an Ivy League dropout turn dance instructor who isn’t afraid of breaking the rules. So what if he sleeps with the occasional married woman? It doesn’t affect his dancing. It doesn’t even affect his life in the long run—until he meets the stunning, married Gillian Kovack, and just has to have her. After Gillian’s husband catches them in bed together, Dax finds himself in court, accused of assault. Although his punishment won’t be severe, this indiscretion has opened the floodgates of accusation, and Dax can’t stop the rush of allegations from ruining his life. As he tries to unravel the truth about Gillian, he quickly learns that in order to avoid a lengthy prison sentence, he has to take a closer look at his estranged family and oddly enough, visit the circumstances surrounding the mystery of the Rembrandt painting stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts forty years ago. What on earth does a stolen Rembrandt have to do with Dax? And could the legal problems in Daxton’s present have anything to do with legal mistakes in his father’s past? Trying to make sense of his situation and staying one step ahead of the law, Daxton soon realizes that nothing is as it seems and will have to use every ounce of brain power to get to the bottom of what is quickly turning out to be the truth of his own existence.
Nikolai Kapernikov, a Russian immigrant gives an innocent, yet chilling account of his day to day life. Based on real events, The Testimony is a short story of the Russian crime syndicate operating in the United States. The story is told from the observational point of view of a seven year old boy.
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