Borderline (Lassiter/Martinez Case Files Book 1)
Lead detectives Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez are a hoot! Don’t miss this one.
Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez, two New Mexico homicide detectives, are assigned to investigate the murder of a wealthy Albuquerque socialite. They soon discover that the victim, a narcissistic borderline personality, played a lifetime game of destroying people’s lives. As a result, the list of suspects in her murder is extensive.
The detectives find themselves enmeshed in a helix of possible perpetrators with opportunity, means, and motive—and soon question giving their best efforts to solve the case the more they learn about the victim’s hideous past.
Their job gets tougher when the victim’s psychiatrist is murdered and DVDs turn up that show the doctor had serial sexual relationships with a large number of his female patients, including the murder victim.
“Borderline” presents a fascinating cast of characters, including two heroic female detective-protagonists and a diabolical villain; a rollercoaster ride of suspense; and an ending that will surprise and shock the reader.
“Joe Badal has had a varied and successful career. In addition to having had 11 suspense novels published — The Pythagorean Solution, Shell Game, Ultimate Betrayal, Evil Deeds (Danforth Saga #1), Terror Cell (Danforth Saga #2), The Nostradamus Secret (Danforth Saga #3),The Lone Wolf Agenda (Danforth Saga #4), Death Ship (Danforth Saga #5), Borderline (#1 in the Lassiter/Martinez Case Files series), The Motive (#1 in the Cycle of Violence series–released 7/19/16), and Dark Angel (#2 in the Lassiter/Martinez Case Files series), he has had a number of short stories published.
He is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author and has received numerous awards, including being recognized as “One of The 50 Best Writers You Should Be Reading.” He is a two-time winner of the Tony Hillerman Award for Best Fiction Book, and has received Gold and Silver Medals from the Military Writers Society of America. In May 2017, his books, The Motive and Borderline, were named finalists in the International Book Awards contest in the Thriller/Adventure and Mystery/Suspense categories, respectively.
Joe worked for 38 years in the banking and financial services industries.
Prior to his finance career, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in critical, highly classified positions in the U.S. and overseas, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam. He earned numerous military decorations.
He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Finance and Business Administration, and is multi-lingual.
Joe has also written dozens of articles that have been published in a variety of business magazines and trade journals, and is a frequent speaker at business and writers’ events. His blog, Everyday Heroes, highlights individuals just like you who are confronted with a challenge and rise to the occasion.”