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A.J. Scudiere | Where science and suspence collide...

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Stay quiet
Don’t leave tracks
Don’t ask the wrong questions…

When Sarah goes missing Cage and Joule know they have to do everything to find her. But in the tiny town of El Indio, no one wants to answer their questions, and everyone is hiding something.

Sarah went missing in the desert at midnight… but what was she even doing there? And why are there tracks that lead to and from the last place she was seen. The twins will have to find her without falling prey themselves.

And nothing in the desert after dark is as it seems.

The world won't let them rest. Cage and Joule are back in the fray. Is Sarah even still alive?

Humans may be the worst disaster yet.

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The Nightshade Forensic FBI Files #12 - The Axis Legacy

This is the twelfth installment in the NightShade Forensic FBI Files.

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Black Carbon The Night

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Black Carbon #6 - THE NIGHT

You can't escape the enemy you can't identify . . .

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AJ Scudiere

AJ holds an MS in Human Forensic Identification as well as another in Neuroscience/Human Physiology — or as she calls it “nerdgirl.” A firm believer that the best suspense relies on clues that were there all along and characters who stay smart all the way through the story, AJ works hard to get readers to “turn just one more page.” AJ’s books have garnered Audie nominations, options for tv and film, as well as over twenty Best Suspense/Best Fiction of the Year awards.

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"There are only two kinds of readers: Those who are fans of A.J. Scudiere, and those who will be."

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