Face of Greed


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$27.95  $25.99
Oceanview Publishing
Publish Date
6.3 X 8.8 X 1.8 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

James L'Etoile is a former associate warden in a maximum-security prison, hostage negotiator, facility captain, and director of California's state parole system, and he uses his twenty-nine years "behind bars" as an influence in his award-winning novels, short stories, and screenplays. His novels include Dead Drop, Black Label, At What Cost, Bury the Past, and Little River. Face of Greed is his latest novel and the first book in the Detective Emily Hunter Mystery Series. L'Etoile lives with his wife outside of Sacramento, California. When he's not writing, you can find him working with his Corgi therapy dogs.


"James L'Etoile's Face of Greed is fantastic, one of the most engaging police procedurals I've ever read; a smart, twisty, multilayered story that features a detective who is utterly fearless in her quest for truth. Don't even try to guess how this story ends--just put yourself in L'Etoile's eminently capable hands and enjoy the ride!" --Karen Dionne, USA Today best-selling author

* "Smart-mouthed, tough, pull-no-punches Emily will do whatever it takes to solve the case, and she and Javier keep investigating until they finally uncover the tragic, shocking truth. The suspenseful, twist-a-minute, fast-moving plot . . . make[s] this an outstanding must-read." --Booklist (Starred Review)

"In Face of Greed, James L'Etoile gives us a Sacramento rarely seen in crime fiction. In a city without an identity, L'Etoile's Sacramento bursts with good cops and crooked cops, skinheads and tweakers, bad men and femme fatales. This helluva page turner has hella heart!" --Rachel Howzell Hall, best-selling author of We Lie Here

"The award-winning James L'Etoile launches a compelling new series with a baffling home invasion mystery that packs an impressive one-two final punch! L'Etoile knows crime--and this gritty whodunnit bears testimony. I can't wait for book two!" --Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times best-selling author

"Detective Emily Hunter is a sharp, compelling heroine with brains, heart, and true grit--everything I've been looking for in a series character. I loved getting to know Emily--and I adored this tight, twisty, and very suspenseful book. I could not put it down!" --Alison Gaylin, USA Today best-selling author

"James L'Etoile is such a talented and terrific storyteller! His real-life experience in the criminal justice system gives his compelling, high-stakes thrillers an authenticity that only a savvy insider can provide. You'll be turning the pages as fast as you can!"--Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today best-selling author

"An incredible story that grabs you by the throat and tosses you across the room. L'Etoile is a gem." --J.T. Ellison, USA Today best-selling author

"Face Of Greed is yet another fantastic offering from James L'Etoile, thoroughly enjoyable, a true winner--Bravo!" --Baron Birtcher, Los Angeles Times best-selling author

"L'Etoile's long career in California criminal justice lends veracity to this page-turner--the courtrooms and precincts feel uncommonly lived-in. Admirers of strong female protagonists will be eager to see more from Hunter down the line." --Publishers Weekly

"The plot thread characters are raw and coarse. L'Etoile weaves those plot threads into a satisfying police procedural tapestry." --Bookreporter