Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson is a New York Times bestselling author with over 24 novels published. His work is extremely diverse, from children’s fiction to crime novels, paranormal and adventure; his novels often incorporate a compelling combination of realistic high-tech forensic wizardry and hair-trigger suspense. One of his best-known crime novels, Undercurrents, contained cutting-edge forensic ideas that helped solve a real-life homicide case. Another, Chain of Evidence, was the first to raise the possibility of a "crime gene"—which later became the focus of a high-profile genetics conference. He has published several popular crime series featuring recurring characters, as well as standalone novels under his own name and the pseudonyms Joyce Reardon, Ph.D. and Wendell McCall.
Pearson was the first American to receive the Raymond Chandler Fulbright fellowship at Oxford University, the site of his research for best-selling novels No Witnesses and The Angel Maker. He was also a founding member and bass player for the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band comprised of best-selling authors including Dave Barry and Stephen King.

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Hidden Charges

Hidden Charges, first published as The Seizing of Yankee Green Mall, is a novel of intense dramatic power that brings the unthinkable into every American's backyard. The setting is The Yankee Green—an enormous shopping center and entertainment mall located in a suburb of Boston. A self-sufficient, environmentally controlled, electronically secure indoor city, The Yankee Green has tens of thousands of people pass through its five pavilions every day. The children play in the indoor amusement park; young professionals work out in the state-of-the-art health club and jog on the atrium's overhead running track; the elderly walk the promenades, sit on benches, chat under the fountains and in the manicured gardens. But in the labyrinth of service halls that are weaved into the superstructure lurks a demon, a madman with a grudge who plans to hold five thousand people hostage with hidden explosives. This book is a kaleidoscope of plot and character that spins greed, power, and passion, and explodes into a breathtaking rocker.
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Ridley Pearson Suspense Novels

Serial killers, military secrets, international spy rings; these three thrillers from bestselling author Ridley Pearson have it all.
Probable Cause: James Dewitt is the only detective on the Carmel, California police force. His usual caseload is stolen bicycles and an occasional burglary. But things change with frightening speed when a series of apparent suicides, which soon prove to be murders, shocks the community.
Blood of the Albatross: Jay Becker is a musician trying to earn extra cash by giving sailing lessons on Puget Sound. When the mysterious Marlene hires Jay for a sailing expedition, he becomes a link in a deadly chain of events—manipulated by an international network of spies that will stop at nothing to get at the sensitive military secrets they want.
Never Look Back: Agent Andy Clayton has been kept inactive for eighteen months, kept under tight surveillance at his home in Washington D.C. But now he is needed: Leonid Borikowski, the foreign agent who killed Andy’s twin brother has been seen entering the U.S.—and Clayton is the only man who can stop him.

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Probable Cause

The setting is Carmel, California—a scenic, peaceful tourist haven where James Dewitt is the police force's only detective. His usual caseload is stolen bicycles and an occasional burglary, but things change with frightening speed when a series of apparent suicides, which soon prove to be murders, shocks the community. Dewitt, a former forensic scientist, struggles with the minutest of clues in his quest for the killer, while departmental turf wars and local politics increase the pressures on his investigation. His steps are further dogged by renegade ex-cop Howard Lumbrowski, the man Dewitt blames for his wife's death. How is Lumbrowski connected to the killings? And why does he have information from Dewitt's confidential files? Dewitt finds himself playing a dangerous game, breaking his own rules in a desperate search for answers.
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