BOOKS BY MICHAEL D. MANLEY

SIDELINED: A DAVID WADE MYSTERY {1}

HOW  FAR WOULD YOU GO TO TAKE BACK WHAT IS YOURS? 


Gwynns Falls Park is a  sanctuary; an oasis of pristine nature and beauty that serves to  transport its visitors away from the noise and chaos of Baltimore City.  But when a gorgeous, young woman is found brutally stabbed to death  along one of the park's trails the illusion of safety is shattered. The  victim is quickly identified: Kelly Thompson. She left behind a loving  mother, big dreams, and a violent past. Baltimore Police rally their  best and brightest to quickly solve the crime and restore public trust.  But despite their best efforts, the case quickly grows cold and the  sadistic killer is free to work his twisted plan. Determined to get  justice, Kelly's mother reaches out to David Wade He's a private  investigator with a checkered past: a disgraced former Baltimore  detective with his own demons to battle. As Wade investigates the  murder, he himself becomes the target of the ruthless killer's terror  campaign against the city. 

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VINDICATE: A DAVID WADE MYSTERY {2}


Like the weed, every time I start to show signs of growth somebody comes along and cuts me down. My life is without purpose; I’m merely taking up space and holding my place waiting to die." These are the words of Ronald Wilkinson who sits on Delaware's death row convicted of the brutal double murder of a wealthy, well-respected couple in their luxury home. He swears he's innocent and the real killer is still out there free to hunt. Will anyone believe him? Private Investigator David Wade has settled into a comfortable routine in Baltimore along with his new business partner, Clark Crenshaw. But when Clark gets a call from the Wilkinson family, David Wade must decide whether to gamble his business, his reputation, and his safety to work to free a man from death row even if that means going toe to toe with a two-time killer!

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OUTCAST: A DAVID WADE MYSTERY {3}

Business  is booming for Baltimore private investigator David Wade. Enjoying a  sterling reputation and soaring profits, he and business partner, Clark  Crenshaw, prepare to expand to a new posh office. Then there's the call.  Wade's former partner, Detective Eddie Sinclair, is notified that a  former Baltimore police officer is found shot to death in his home. It's  bloody and brutal; somebody is sending a gruesome message. Once a  rising star on the Baltimore police force, Wade is called back to help  hunt down a cop killer. Not everyone welcomes him with open arms. And at  least one ruthless killer wants to take David Wade down for good so he  can be free to carry out his twisted plot! 

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GRUDGE: A DAVID WADE MYSTERY {4}

David Wade is about to take the reins as a homicide detective with the  Baltimore police department. This is his shining moment; he's recaptured  the life he's missed for so long. He stands triumphant, he stands  fulfilled, he stands on shaky ground. Once a rising star on the police  force, Wade suffered a very disgraceful and public fall. Emotions are  raw; not everyone welcomes him back with open arms. And when a string of  grizzly murders rocks Baltimore to its core, Wade finds himself put to  the ultimate test. He is soon disturbed to learn that some around him,  along with a very cunning and ruthless killer, are rooting for him to  fail!

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SLOW BURN: A DAVID WADE MYSTERY {5}

SLOW BURN: BOOK # 5 IN THE DAVID WADE MYSTERY SERIES. {THE SIXTH BOOK RELEASE BY MICHAEL MANLEY OVERALL.} A young woman tragically perishes in a suspicious house fire. Her young daughter escapes the blaze but mysteriously vanishes without a trace. Months later a raging house fire claims the life of a Baltimore woman. Has an arsonist embarked upon a deadly spree? David Wade once again enjoys a sterling reputation as an ace homicide detective with the Baltimore police department. He's captured cunning criminals and solved cold cases. But emotions are still raw; not everyone welcomes him back on the force with open arms. And as the victim count rises, so too do the fear and public pressure. Can Detective David Wade, and his team, unravel the clues to stop a ruthless killer before his rage burns out of control? 

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INSIDE OUT: A DAVID WADE MYSTERY {6}

We never forget the KEY people in our lives... Detective David Wade can't forget how those close to him are dying: BRUTALLY MURDERED by a cunning and elusive killer who taunts the ace detective with disturbing and mocking notes left beside the victims. Depression in police work is a furtive foe. Depression can be stealthy, even for the most resolute and tenacious officer, and can exact a physical and psychological toll. The cases that plague investigators are the ones which worm their way under a detective’s tough, rugged skin and keep him or her up at night. They’re the ones that make him cross the line from obligation to obsession. To stop the vicious killings, Detective David Wade is going to examine and interpret the facts, evidence, and victimology of notorious murder cases which grip Baltimore in fear. He’s going to reach convincing and controversial conclusions by means of deconstructing the evidence and accepted facts surrounding each case and rebuilding them with intriguing, eye-opening, and disturbing results!

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BORDERLINE: A JENNY ACKERMAN MYSTERY

Diamondback rattlesnakes and bark scorpions are endowed with a rugged skin that can cope with harsh conditions and extreme temperatures. Unlike humans. Jenny Ackerman is a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to Tucson, Arizona. Back home, in San Diego, California, her sister was viciously murdered; the killer remains on the loose. Jenny hoped the transfer to Tucson would be a fresh start. But when a beautiful, young woman is found dead in the desert, Jenny's troubled past collides with the current rampage of a cold-blooded killer. Can she unravel the clues to stop a ruthless murderer before his rage burns out of control?

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PHANTOM PAIN: A LENNY SPEARS MYSTERY

Former homicide detective Lenny Spears is a slave to his history; for him to have a bright future, he must learn to break those bonds. An ambush by an unknown gunman left Spears paralyzed and his rookie partner dead. Confined to a wheelchair, racked with pain and guilt, his past tempts him, his present frustrates him and his future frightens him. But when his beloved young niece and her friend go missing from their small Delaware town, Spears realizes he must reawaken dormant skills and choose to get involved in the search... choose to make a difference before precious time runs out.

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