Sam Hawken


Sam Hawken is author of the Camaro Espinoza thrillers, as well as the critically acclaimed Borderland Trilogy.

He has collaborated with New York Times bestseller, James Patterson, and been nominated four times for Crime Writers’ Association Daggers, including two Gold Daggers for best crime novel.

His latest book is Saigon, due Christmas Day 2020.


April 1975. In ten days, Saigon falls.  In ten days, it’ll be too late.

John Crawford didn't leave Vietnam when his country did, and now a desperate father has asked him to find another lost soldier before the end comes.

Catherine Marchand comes from French plantation royalty, but traded wealth for service.  She wants only to save refugees streaming south ahead of the advancing communists.

Together they face the death of a city.  The death of a nation.

More From Sam Hawken

Selected from award nominees and fan favorites.

Make Them Sorry

A violent stalker has a terrified woman in his sights. Camaro Espinoza will make him sorry.

The latest thriller featuring "the female Jack Reacher" (Toronto Star).  Four-time CWA Dagger nominee, Sam Hawken, follows up the explosive Walk Away with the most intense Camaro yet.  It's not over until the last body falls.

Uncompromising action, a kick-ass cast of characters, and a story you can't stop reading.

Juárez Dance

Never make it personal.

In Spanish, they’d call Cooper Townsend un matador.  He kills for money.  Now a client’s asked for something out of the ordinary, and Cooper doesn’t know if this is a job he can do.

Murder for hire is a task he understands.

Obsession is something different.

The Night Charter

The relentless thriller that started it all.

Camaro Espinoza former army medic and war hero, wants only to be left alone to run her Miami fishing boat, but chance drops a plot into her lap to smuggle a dissident out of Cuba.

A one-night charter turns life-and-death, but Camaro is very, very good at making the right people dead.

David Morrell, creator of Rambo, calls Camaro "a wonderful creation, an uncompromising heroine."

A Book-of-the-Month Club selection.


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