Ray Daniel Uber-geek Tucker and his beautiful wife, Carol, developed controversial security software together until the day he was fired and she was murdered. Now, six months later, another software engineer is dead, bringing new clues to light in Carol’s cold case.
Shocked by the brutal violence he’s witnessed, Tucker is determined to track down the truth behind the killings—no matter what the cost. Hired as a consultant by his old company, Tucker discovers their most important project is in danger of being corrupted . . . and there are people willing to kill to get their hands on it. Praise:
"A lively debut."—Kirkus Reviews
“A smart novel with plenty of witty asides, slam-bam action, and it doesn’t flinch from depicting sexual violence."—The Boston Globe
"Ray Daniel has nailed it. Nailed the story, nailed the writing, nailed the whole clever, original and quirky deal. An authentically riveting thriller, with wit and skill and a voice you can’t forget. Terrific."—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning author
"[A] smart, snappy, suspense-filled entertainment that knows just when to ratchet up the action, just when to turn the plot, just when to twist the knife. And more than that, it's filled with fascinating characters, snarky humor, and some sharp social observations, too. You'll read far into the night and come away with two things: a deep sense of satisfaction and sweaty palms from turning the pages so fast."—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter
"Ray Daniel delivers a fast moving and engaging story with fully-blown characters, biting wit, and sparkling dialog. Terminated is a terrific debut novel. There is a new kid in town who deserves a wide audience."—Gary Braver, bestselling and award-winning author of Tunnel Vision
"Ray Daniel not only delivers a suspenseful, twisty, action-packed yarn, he's created an everyman hero named Tucker who will linger in the reader's conscious long after the final page is read. A terrific debut for a promising new series."—Steve Ulfelder, Edgar-nominated author of Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage
"Ray Daniel knows what he writes and has written a winner."—Mike Cooper, award-winning author of Clawback
Ray Daniel For Aloysius Tucker, taking his nine-year-old cousin Maria sledding is all about frozen toes and hot coffee in the warming house. It shouldn’t involve chasing after Maria as she’s led into a long black car by a stranger in a Bruins jacket. But by the end of the crisp December morning Maria is gone, her mother is dead, and her father—mafia don Sal—has been arrested for murder.
Sensing blood in the water, would-be successors to Sal’s criminal empire square off, agreeing on nothing but the idea that Sal’s blood relative, Tucker, needs to be eliminated. Searching for Maria through sub-zero days and nights, Tucker persists even as his relentless efforts draw him into a deadly crossfire between every power-hungry crook in Boston. Praise:
"Daniel is more than generous with the violence, guilt, tweets, craft brews, and compassion."—Kirkus Reviews
"[An] enjoyable if complex third book of murder and mayhem with a . . . satisfying whirlwind of a resolution."—Publishers Weekly
"The third Tucker outing features a gripping plot and engaging characters who are sure to satisfy readers of Vincent Lardo, Joseph Finder, and John Hart."—Library Journal
"By any measure, [Child Not Found] is a terrific book. It's got a gripping plot, characters so real you can feel them, and a narrative voice that grips you by the heart and won't let go. A terrific read!"—John Gilstrap, author of Friendly Fire and the Jonathan Grave thriller series
Ray Daniel When computer hacker Tucker is told that a dead man is lying outside his Boston home, he's shocked to discover that the body looks just like his father . . . who died fifteen years ago. Tucker soon learns the terrible truth: the dead man is a half-brother he never knew he had. Determined to find answers, Tucker tracks down his father's second family.
But Tucker's first impressions of his long-lost relatives are spoiled when dark family secrets begin to emerge. Unresolved issues torment Tucker while he struggles to discover his place among his newfound kin. As he digs deeper into the murder and the family's hidden life, Tucker becomes trapped in a dangerous scheme, and there may be no way out. Praise:
“Compulsively readable . . . Against a meticulously detailed Boston background, the likable but undisciplined Tucker lurches from one crisis to the next."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Crisp writing, an engaging plot, and well-drawn characters make this . . . a corker of a mystery. Fans of Boston crime writers Dennis Lehane, Jeremiah Healy, and Hank Phillippi Ryan will delight in picking up this new series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“A fast-paced crime thriller with an engaging narrator, quirky characters, and explosive secrets . . . 4 stars.”—Suspense Magazine
"Excellent and suspenseful."—Crimespree Magazine
"A taut novel of high tech and high drama played out against a backdrop of family dysfunction and government intrigue."—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot
"[A] soulful hero."—Kirkus Reviews
R. L. Stine, Bruce Hale, Chris Grabenstein, Emmy Laybourne, Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Morton, Ray Daniel, Wendy Corsi Staub, Beth Fantaskey, Heather Graham, Phil Mathews, Carter Wilson, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S. Walker, Alison McMahan, Daniel Palmer, Tonya Hurley, Stephen Ross & Peter Lerangis A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream!
R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories.
Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists and turns, dark corners, and devilish revenge. Collected in conjunction with the Mystery Writers of America, this set includes works from New York Times bestselling authors telling tales of wicked ice-cream trucks, time-travelling heroes, witches and warlocks, and of course, haunted houses.
Read it if you dare! With twenty never-before-published scary stories from some of the most popular authors today—including Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Peter Lerangis, R.L. Stine, Bruce Hale, Emmy Laybourne, Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Morton, Ray Daniel, Beth Fantaskey, Phil Mathews, Carter Wilson, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S. Walker, Alison McMahan, Daniel Palmer, Tonya Hurley, and Stephen Ross—it’s sure to leave readers screaming for more.
Ray Daniel Aloysius Tucker vows vengeance when a hacker terrorizes his ten-year-old cousin online. But the situation goes sideways fast, threatening to take Tucker off-line for good. #TuckerGate
Promising his cousin that he’ll get an apology from an Internet bully, Tucker finds himself in a flame war that goes nuclear after a hacker is murdered. Now more hackers, the whole Twitterverse, and a relentless bounty hunter agree on one thing—Tucker is the killer and he must be stopped.
With death threats filling his inbox, Tucker battles Anonymous, Chinese spies, and his own self-destructive rage while chasing a murderer the online community has named the HackMaster. Can Tucker clear his name and build a case against the killer before the death threats come true? Praise:
"Outstanding . . . [A] bloody but supremely readable outing."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This outing, despite some nasty revelations about cyberbullying, is the most upbeat of the [Tucker Mysteries]."—Kirkus Reviews
"Lock down your social media accounts, put some tape across your webcam, and close your blinds before you settle in to read this, because Ray Daniel—like his wry, world-weary hacker protagonist, Aloysius Tucker—is damn good at what he does. Hacked is more than just a thrilling story—it's also a timely takedown of internet outrage culture, and a harrowing exploration of the very consequences of online bullying."—Chris Holm, Anthony Award-winning author of The Killing Kind
Ray Daniel "He said, 'Baby, take off those pretty shoes. I want to see the mud squish between your toes.' That’s when I shot him." Lyla, working mom and assassin, believes that most problems can be solved with a bullet. That is until she has a parenting problem that can't be solved with a Smith & Wesson Ladysmith.