A TOWN'S TERRIBLE SECRET
Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town.
A COP'S UNFORGIVABLE MISTAKE
Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one piece and only recently dead, and Val must enter a race against time. In only forty-eight hours, Hess will be set free, and he wants payback. And Val, her town, and everyone she loves are at the top of his list.
A KILLER'S NEXT VICTIM
But surviving Hess's vengeance is only part of her dilemma. For there's another killer in Lake Loyal. One who may be closer to Val than she knows...
PUSHED TOO FAR by Ann Voss Peterson
Everyone has a breaking point...
A SERIAL ARSONIST
Someone is setting fire to the town of Lake Loyal, Wisconsin, one building at a time. And Police Chief Valerie Ryker, and her former love, Assistant Fire Chief David Lund, have a hunch who's behind it.
A SPECTER FROM THE PAST
Serial Killer Dixon Hess almost destroyed Val's life, along with everyone close to her. He's vowed revenge. But how can his influence of evil still be spreading when he's safely locked up in the county jail?
AN INNOCENT CHILD
The link is a kidnapped toddler. Hess's son. And some people will stop at nothing to see father and child reunited.
Even if that means burning everything to the ground.
BURNED TOO HOT by Ann Voss Peterson
Don't play with fire...
A VOW OF REVENGE
Though a remorseless killer, Dixon Hess went to prison for the one crime he didn't commit, and he promised to destroy those responsible. Police Chief Valerie Ryker triumphed over incredible odds, sending Hess back behind bars. But now Hess has broken free, and the entire Wisconsin town of Lake Loyal is in danger.
A COMMUNITY GRIPPED BY FEAR
When a school bus crashes on a snowy morning, Chief Ryker and her sometime boyfriend Fire Chief David Lund race to respond to the collision. As they rescue the children, it becomes clear this was no accident… but the launch of a monster's newest diabolical scheme.
A RACE AGAINST TIME
With everything Val holds dear at risk and precious time running out, Val and Lund must turn to a cop named Jack Daniels and an assassin named Chandler for help. But all the help in the world won't stop a rampaging Hess, and Val is about to learn what it feels like to sacrifice everything she loves… and everything she is.
DEAD TOO SOON by Ann Voss Peterson
Revenge is hers...
Small town Wisconsin cop Val Ryker is about to move in with her longtime firefighter boyfriend when her old boss asks for a favor. Former Chicago Homicide lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels, needs Val to babysit for a few days.
Val isn’t comfortable around toddlers, but she accepts.
Then one baby becomes two, and some criminals from Jack’s past come calling with child abduction and arson on their agenda.
Val might not know babies. But she knows a whole lot about putting up a fight...
WATCHED TOO LONG by Ann Voss Peterson and JA Konrath
Some would kill for a good babysitter…
Watched Too Long is a short, light-hearted addition to the Val Ryker series. It takes place concurrently with Rum Runner (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries Book 9) by J.A. Konrath and WEBCAM (The Konrath Dark Thriller Collective Book 7) by J.A. Konrath. Watched Too Long features crossover characters from the other two books.