About the Author...
James L’Etoile uses his twenty-nine years behind bars as an influence in his novels, short stories, and screenplays. He is a former associate warden in a maximum-security prison, a hostage negotiator, facility captain, and director of California’s state parole system. He is a nationally recognized expert witness on prison and jail operations. He has been nominated for the Silver Falchion for Best Procedural Mystery, and The Bill Crider Award for short fiction. His published novels include Black Label and the Detective Penley series.
About the Books...
Black Label (July 2021)
Dead Drop (July 2022)
News and Reviews...
For Black Label
“Relentlessly fast-paced and compellingly twisty! The talented James L’Etoile sets up an irresistibly high-stakes situation: a woman is certain to be charged with murder and doesn’t remember a thing. Can she prove her innocence before she's silenced forever ? A dark journey through the world of big Pharma and big money—you will turn the pages as fast as you can.”
Hank Phillippi Ryan USA Today Bestselling author of THE FIRST TO LIE
“James L'Etoile's BLACK LABEL is a delightfully complex and twisty thriller with a ripped-from-the-headlines plot that will make you think long and hard before you swallow your next dose of medication. Add in an intrepid heroine willing to do whatever it takes to uncover the truth no matter the cost, and L'Etoile's newest offering is a winner!” -- Karen Dionne, author of the #1 international bestseller THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER and THE WICKED SISTER
“If this book had a tag, it would say ‘proceed with caution’ because nothing is what it seems. Told with a vivid and visceral style, this is le Carré’s Constant Gardener meets The Fugitive. As the title suggests, BLACK LABEL is a top of the line thriller.” —Gabriel Valjan, Agatha & Anthony Award nominated author.
For Dead Drop
“A suspenseful and utterly gripping novel that doesn’t shy away from the terror of drug cartels and border violence, James L’Etoile’s Dead Drop is a well-researched, expertly written police procedural with twists that will leave you breathless. This one is not to be missed.”—Jennifer Hillier, bestselling author of Little Secrets and Things We Do In The Dark
“An incredible story that grabs you by the throat and tosses you across the room. L’Etoile is a gem.”—J.T. Ellison
“Borders are blurred, lines are crossed. Nathan Parker navigates an intensely personal case, uncontrolled emotions threatening his good judgment. Brilliant prose, crisp pacing, and well-developed characters make L’Etoile a must-read for every thriller enthusiast. An unforgettable story.”—K.J. Howe, international bestselling author of Skyjack
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