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ScomparsaThe disappearance which fixated a nation.

n 1983, Maria Francesca Oberti vanished from the streets of Rome. Almost forty years later, someone has a message for the cop who couldn’t find her: 83 hours remain.

Alongside Commissioner Giuliana Calipari, Lamberto Angelotti has one chance left. He can’t fail.

From the four-time Crime Writers’ Association nominee, Sam Hawken, author of The Dead Women of Juárez and Land of Fire, comes a fictional exploration of one of the most infamous disappearances in Italian history: the vanishing of Emanuela Orlandi. A case recently explored in the Netflix series, Vatican Girl.

With his trademark blend of fact and invention, Hawken takes you step-by-step through an investigation that scours the streets of Rome… and leads straight to Vatican City. A book not to be missed.

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writing as Thomas Hewitt

It doesn’t take thirty to fifty feral hogs to kill.

Biologist Kinsley Rennoll’s boyfriend has an idea: a hog-hunting “safari” with their friends in the Texas wilds, far away from anywhere. But something is out there, something unbelievable… and it’s hungry.

A thriller inspired by actual events.

Land of Fire

Land of Fire coverOne woman against the most-wanted war criminal of all time.

Martin Bormann was leader of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler’s closest confidante. But on the eve of Berlin’s fall in 1945, Bormann disappeared.

Fourteen years later, a chance encounter with Bormann in Buenos Aires sets an Argentine woman and a skeptical Israeli agent on a collision course with the remnants of the Third Reich. Because Martin Bormann has a cause, and no one will stop him.

The new thriller from four-time Crime Writers’ Association Dagger nominee Sam Hawken.