John Ellsworth Books in Order

The John Ellsworth books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the John Ellsworth books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers Books

The Defendants

Ellsworth, John 2014

He carved his name in her chest and then ended up dead. Guess who's on trial for murder?Thaddeus Murfee is a rookie lawyer who is completely unprepared when the small-town waitress asks him to defend her. When her fingerprints turn up on the weapon, Thaddeus finds himself having to defend her against the death penalty - and against retribution from the mob.

Thaddeus is struggling and needs help, when his paralegal ex-Iraq War veteran steps up and shows him how it all works. Her name is Christine. She and Thaddeus begin a long-term legal defense firm that's still winning cases 15 books later. With more than 1.

5 million readers and counting, Thaddeus Murfee has made John Ellsworth into a household name. If you love page-turning thrillers with mystery, clandestine plotting, and a dash of romance, dive into the world of Thaddeus Murfee today!USA Today Bestselling Author John Ellsworth’s books are renowned for their twists and turns and surprise endings.

See the politics and internal maneuvering that lurk behind criminal cases and discover how the strongest bonds can grow out of the strangest places. Enjoy this Legal Thriller Series FREE as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription. You can read these Kindle Unlimited books online via your Kindle device or any smartphone or tablet with the free Amazon Kindle app.

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Beyond A Reasonable Death

Ellsworth, John 2014

He brought the mob to justice. Now they want revenge. When the old-time kingpins put a price on his head, Thaddeus Murfee knows his days are numbered. Desperate to break free, he files a lawsuit - but quickly learns that you don’t sue the mob and go back to normal living.

Violent thugs and silent assassins pursue him around the country, hell-bent on silencing him and squashing his lawsuit. When Thad takes refuge with an ancient sheepherder in the mountains of Arizona, he discovers a temporary peace - but can he discover the truth in time? Beyond a Reasonable Death is part of the Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series, which has more than 1.

5 million readers and counting, and made John Ellsworth into a household name. If you love page-turning thrillers with mystery, clandestine plotting, and a dash of romance, dive into the world of Thaddeus Murfee today!

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Attorney at Large

Ellsworth, John 2014

He sued and took away the mob's casino. Now they want it back. His estranged sister is charged with murder and Thaddeus Murfee must defend. An employee is arrested for a drug crime and he must defend. Topping it all off, Thaddeus himself is charged with tax crimes—at the worst possible moment.

A legal mystery all but sweeps them away. In this fast-paced legal novel, well-known lawyer Thaddeus Murfee has everything to lose and the weight of the legal world on his shoulders. A lawyer of four years who has earned his spurs, Murfee finds himself defending three felony crimes--including his own.

His new wife has given him a daughter and he dotes on her. Then the mob comes. Legal suspense takes over and the reader is taken on a wild ride through the Nevada desert in this lawyer novel that takes you inside the operation of the Desert Riviera Casino and Hotel.

Plus the reader is witness to the preparation and defense of three criminal cases. It all comes together through the terrible actions some would take against the young lawyer's family. Thaddeus Murfee Attorney at Large is the third book in the Thaddeus Murfee series of legal thrillers.

The books may be enjoyed in any order the reader wishes.

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Chase, the Bad Baby

Ellsworth, John 2014

Can one man take down a corrupt hospital and insurance company? Childbirth is hard enough under even the best circumstances. But when baby Chase suffers a catastrophic brain injury at birth, his parents are drawn into a hellish whirlwind of medical and legal drama.

Thaddeus Murfee, a resourceful young lawyer, files a malpractice lawsuit on their behalf, but there’s one major problem: the hospital has forged medical records to cover up their mistake. When the case takes an unexpected twist, can Thad stay one step ahead? Chase the Bad Baby is part of the Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series, which has more than 1.

5 million readers and counting, and made John Ellsworth into a household name. If you love page-turning thrillers with mystery, clandestine plotting, and a dash of romance, dive into the world of Thaddeus Murfee today!

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Defending Turquoise

Ellsworth, John 2014

What happens if you do all the right things for all the wrong reasons? The dead body found in Flagstaff is not hard to identify - the District Attorney had been a well-known figure. His wife admits that she pulled the trigger, but her attorney Thaddeus Murfee finds a confusing mess of evidence that tells a different story.

When a beautiful teen girl arrives, Thad has to make a decision with terrifying consequences. The riveting story of one lawyer’s attempt to redeem himself, one wife’s attempt to free herself, and one young girl’s hope of a new life after years of unspeakable abuse.

Defending Turquoise is part of the Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series, which has more than 1.5 million readers and counting, and made John Ellsworth into a household name. If you love page-turning thrillers with mystery, clandestine plotting, and a dash of romance, dive into the world of Thaddeus Murfee today!

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The Mental Case

Ellsworth, John 2014

Ansel Largent has been a founder and managing partner of a large Chicago law firm for two decades. He is respected. Ferocious in the courtroom but a winner with the jury. Happy at home with wife Libby, a stroke victim. Happy at the office with Melinda, a married woman with a special interest in him.

Ansel has fathered two sons and loves them both dearly. Then Ansel’s law firm is horrified by two shocking crimes: the trust account has been embezzled. $2 hundred million has vanished. And full-partner Suzanne Fairmont has been found dead in her office.

Whether her death is a homicide or suicide is immediately disputed. And an even greater shock: Ansel suspects his son David of the embezzlement and wonders if there might also be a connection to Suzanne’s sudden death. The conclusion is shocking.

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The Girl Who Wrote The New York Times Bestseller

Ellsworth, John 2015

FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN ELLSWORTH Attorney Thaddeus Murfee is skyjacked to Moscow. Next to him on the plane is Angelina Sosa, a brash 20-something with a degree in journalism from the esteemed University of Chicago. Angelina decides to write a New York Times best-seller based on the skyjacking.

She isn’t sure if it will be fiction or non-fiction, but she has her topic once the plane is diverted. Thaddeus Murfee has just received front-page notoriety in the Tribune for his extraordinary courtroom defense of a World War II death camp survivor.

Lately, Thaddeus' name is being mentioned at all the important lawyer gatherings as the lawyer to keep an eye on in the U.S. In fact, there is even talk about him running for public office, maybe even U.S. Senator. Angelina tells Thaddeus she will base the new book on the skyjacking.

Surely a Pulitzer Prize isn’t even out of reach. Thaddeus declines all interviews with Angelina and the struggle begins. What follows is an incredible legal thriller in Moscow, where Thaddeus and Angelina are the unwilling guests of the Russian President.

Then Christine Susmann is taken captive by the Russian government. Her incarceration is painful and almost breaks her, but she fights back. Freed at last, she goes on the hunt for the man who abused her. Thaddeus Murfee is at the top of his game in this book.

The The New York Times Best-Seller will delight all Thaddeus Murfee fans who just can’t get enough of this young lawyer.

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The Trial Lawyer

Ellsworth, John 2015

Killen Erwin slumps on the other side of the desk, silently waiting for his longtime friend to respond. It’s not a question of whether Thaddeus wants to help, but whether he can. Thaddeus barely survived last week’s savage attack, and for the first time ever he’s feeling unsure of his abilities in front of a jury.

Now, Killen’s life has fallen apart: his wife is brazenly sleeping around, he’s facing charges for driving drunk and causing a death, and a special prosecutor is hell-bent on destroying him. Will Thaddeus have any strength left to defend a friend? And in the face of such brutality, will he even be able to make a difference?

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A Young Lawyer's Story

Ellsworth, John 2016

Your first job out of school will be to...spy on your boss. Welcome to the government.There is no job description and the job isn't advertised anywhere, not even on the Job Board at Georgetown Law. But Thaddeus Murfee just graduated from law school and has $200 left from his student loan.

He is so broke he has to borrow his roommate's suit for the job interview. While he is so desperate to earn rent and food money, he fails to nail down exactly what it is he'll be doing. They tell him a U.S. Attorney is selling government secrets. But Thaddeus Murfee likes his new boss, the U.

S. Attorney. Good things happen and gifts flow his way. What's not to like? The government lawyer even has a daughter he wants Thaddeus to meet. Were the people who hired him just totally wrong about the attorney selling government secrets? What proof do they actually have of this serious accusation? This thrilling collection of good-lawyers/bad-lawyers will keep you up late at night.

Beware: you might show up late for work. But when you get to work you just might find everyone talking about this new, exciting romp through the backstreets of Washington, D.C. On one side, a new, innocent lawyer just out of school. On the other side, the full force and might of the U.

S. government. Welcome aboard!Previously published as Thaddeus Murfee

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The Near Death Experience

Ellsworth, John 2018

Is there life after death? Is it even possible to know for sure? Dr. Emerick Sewell’s book, a sensational account of his near-death experience, had taken the world by storm when it was released. But when one of his readers overdosed on pills in order to be reunited with her dead husband, her family blames Dr.

Sewell and files suit. Against his better judgment, Thaddeus Murfee swallows his cynicism and takes the case. As his research begins to bring new evidence to light, his disbelief slowly melts away and leaves him questioning everything.

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Flagstaff Station

Ellsworth, John 2018

Climb aboard the justice train and let Thaddeus keep you up all night in Flagstaff StationAn FBI chase through the streets of Phoenix leads to an epic firefight and the fatal shooting of an important member of the Vittini mob. As a result, Special Agent Donnie Francisco faces an enraged crime family bent on payback.

They come for Donnie, they come for his family.Donnie seeks out Flagstaff attorney Thaddeus Murfee. The young lawyer agrees to defend and exonerate the agent, but he runs afoul of the mob himself. The body count rises as warfare erupts in the court and in the dark streets and back alleys and small towns of Arizona.

A young Indian boy seeks out Thaddeus for help. The boy, Thaddeus and Donnie travel to reservation lands and meet with the elders of the Indian Court. Watch from the front row of the jury box as Thaddeus and Christine, his wife, tangle with Indian culture and twenty-first-century technology.

Then, Turquoise Murfee, Thaddeus's police detective daughter, makes a discovery at Flagstaff Station that could trigger sudden death--but she doesn't know what she has and could inadvertently kill hundreds of innocent men, women, and children if Thaddeus doesn't stop her in time.

Here is the book many have clamored for. Thaddeus, Christine, Turquoise, and Henry Landers are back. Come meet the man Thaddeus calls "brother," Donnie Francisco, the FBI agent you will never forget. From USA Today bestselling author John Ellsworth, the books that have been read by millions, bringing back Thaddeus Murfee for all his fans and friends.

Flagstaff Station is book 10 in the Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series. It is a standalone and may be enjoyed without reading any others first. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

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The Crime

Ellsworth, John 2019

Thaddeus Murfee is back in this twisted tale of two trials, mother and daughter, each claiming to have committed the crime...No one will admit the truth. When both defendants are pleading guilty, how will Thaddeus sift through the evidence?Thaddeus defends the mother on murder charges.

The case goes to trial. Midway, the trial takes an unexpected turn and it looks as if the real killer has been exposed. Thaddeus isn't finished with the case, however, and soon he's back in trial yet again. The police and the District Attorney are certain they now have the killer in a death penalty case.

Of all his cases, this one is Thaddeus' most memorable and most difficult. Enjoy a front-row seat as the courtroom whiz takes on the establishment only to find his entire world turned upside down. It's back and forth, cat-and-mouse until the unthinkable happens.

Can Thaddeus win-over a jury of twelve tough Westerners who aren't afraid of handing out the death penalty?John Ellsworth is a Goodreads writer with over 50,000 ratings and he is a USA Today Bestseller and a Kindle All-Star.

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La Jolla Law

Ellsworth, John 2019
La Jolla Law is book twelve of the Thaddeus Murfee legal thriller series. Available in Kindle format and paperback. Read More

The Post Office

Ellsworth, John 2020

This is the story of Rachel, a young girl who needs to die.Rachel is so sick and in constant pain. All medical help tried and failed, so she decides to take her own life--legally. But under the law, she isn't old enough to get doctor-assisted end of life measures.

Rachel needs a lawyer to get the right medical care. Enter Attorney Thaddeus Murfee, who takes up her case and starts doing what lawyers do. Her family and Thaddeus travel from California to Oregon, where the laws are friendlier. There, they set up housekeeping in a campground.

Their group includes a young male nurse named Johann. He falls in love with Rachel--but Johann has a deadly past. The court trials begin, a race to die...the right way.John Ellsworth is a Goodreads writer with over 60,000 ratings and a USA Today Bestseller and a Kindle All-Star.

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The Contract Lawyer

Ellsworth, John 2020

He went into the jungle to find his family. He came back out to find himself...Thaddeus Murfee is an attorney in San Diego whose nephew is kidnapped to South America. The traffickers just didn't know all the rules, but he did. This is Thaddeus at his best, pulled away from his normal life and cast into a cruel world where the cartels run rife and anything goes.

This time, they rang the wrong doorbell, took the wrong kid, and ran in the wrong direction. Because this seasoned lawyer will stop at nothing to bring back his sister's son. And in the end, there will be a trial, inside a California courtroom, where justice is sought and crimes are punished.

But will they even be there? Or will they no longer walk the earth, buried in a South American jungle where no one cares?Join million-seller John Ellsworth on a train wreck of a ride through South American jungles and back streets while your hero, Thaddeus Murfee, does his thing.

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Publication Order of Sisters In Law Books

Frat Party

Ellsworth, John 2015

From USA TODAY best-selling author John Ellsworth: Lawyer Christine Susmann isn’t afraid of a fight: Silver Star in Iraq to Courtroom DemolitionsThe decorated Iraq veteran has faced the worst humanity has to offer; her courtroom battles seem almost tame in comparison.

That is until a case lands on her desk that isn’t like the others. Photos are circulating online of a young woman who has been abused at a local frat party. Through certain events in her professional life, Susmann is asked to take on the case. By doing so, she unwittingly triggers a series of events that will change her life forever and heal the young woman's shame.

The perpetrators will do anything to avoid jail time. And while fighting a foreign war is hard, seeing one’s family at risk can paralyze even the toughest soldier. Christine has the law on her side, but she may need to take justice into her own hands.

Will she see the hidden enemy and react in time to save the new world she creates for her young client? Fans of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club will love the Sisters in Law series, a legal thriller spinoff from the popular Thaddeus Murfee books by John Ellsworth.

NOTE: Previously published as FRAT PARTY. Change necessitated due to naming inconsistency with publisher

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Hellfire

Ellsworth, John 2015

Lawyer Christine Susmann is at her terrible best in this bookA Syrian wedding party is mistakenly incinerated by a Hellfire missile fired from an American drone. Many are killed, but one survivor turns to an American lawyer for help in bringing the responsible parties to justice.

The survivor is the bride-to-be and she is furious. Besides seeing justice done in an American court, she also is ready for payback of her own with a weapon of mass destruction.The American lawyer called on to obtain justice is Christine Susmann. Together with her lunch group known as Sisters In Law, the pursuit of justice begins.

Old loves are re-visited by the sisters and new romances take root as their daily lives become focused on the Syrian wedding party gone awry. A trial follows. The accused are brothers who are oil-rich and looking to obtain Syrian oil for their own tankers.

Christine decides to send them all to the bottom of the sea. Will this help her client heal? Or will it only rain down more sorrow on a broken life?A Legal Thriller!

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Publication Order of Michael Gresham Books

The Lawyer

Ellsworth, John 2016

Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney with a client accused of murdering a judge's wife. As the story progresses, the judge whose wife was murdered suddenly tries to hire Michael Gresham for himself. New revelations have the judge backed into a corner in this legal and financial thriller.

Can an attorney battle the system and win the notorious case other lawyers turned down? Can Michael Gresham turn the tables on those who would see him dead? And who is going to pay for the injury and disfigurement they left him with? A legal financial thriller that introduces the first in a ten-book series about Michael Gresham, the Chicago lawyer who defends hopeless cases everyday.

Watch from your front row seat as Michael walks into this courtroom drama a huge underdog. Cheer him on as he uses all his wit and cunning to defend the indefensible.

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The Defendant's Father / Secrets Girls Keep

Ellsworth, John 2016

GOT A KILLER IN YOUR GUEST ROOM?Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney whose priest has fathered a son. The boy is now seventeen, acting-out, and arrested for first-degree murder. The priest asks Michael to take his son into his home so he can be released on bail.

Michael and his wife agree and the boy, with his snake and mice, moves in. Can Michael save the boy from a lifetime in prison? Should he, once the whole truth is known? Will Michael’s new wife recover from her time with the boy?A Legal Thriller from USA TODAY best-selling author John EllsworthThe writing was once again superb with Mr Ellsworth drawing you into the story.

Every emotion you have is pulled out. Great story and deserves 5 stars. Amazon ReaderAnother home run!!! Love love love this! The story was spellbinding all the way through! Gosh, I love his work! Amazon ReaderFIRST PUBLISHED AS MICHAEL GRESHAM: SECRETS GIRLS KEEP (Book 2 of Michael Gresham Thrillers Series).

IF YOU PURCHASED SECRETS GIRLS KEEP, PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BOOK. IT HAS BEEN RETITLED AND EXTENSIVELY RE-EDITED BUT MUCH IS STILL THE SAME AS FAR AS PLOT.

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The Law Partners

Ellsworth, John 2016

ARRESTED FOR A MURDER YOU DIDN'T COMMIT? Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney who defends his clients with an iron will. They know that when he takes their case they are probably going to leave the courthouse a free man or free woman. But what happens when the defender becomes the defendant himself? A law partner will have to step up and do for him what he can't do for himself.

Isn't that how it should work? Who Defends the Defense Lawyer... Watch up close as a tried and proven criminal defense lawyer is forced to face the most important case of his career. If he wins, he's a free man. If he loses, he will die in prison. A lawyer named Harley Sturgis comes on the scene just in time--if she's not too late already.

It's her chance to shine in a career that has all but crashed and burned around her. But here comes her last chance, a chance to redeem herself and win the case that can restore both her and Michael Gresham's careers. One courtroom thriller that curls around and surprises even the most keen readers.

.. A legal thriller sure to satisfy the most demanding readers of legal fiction and lawyer novels. For the fans of John Grisham, Scott Pratt, and Michael Connelly, the novels of John Ellsworth are burning up the Amazon charts with over 750,000 downloads.

Be one of the first in your group to discover this amazing writer and his long list of books and exciting characters. Buy Michael Gresham today before he becomes a household name in 2017!

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Voices In The Walls aka Carlos the Ant and Jane Doe 235

Ellsworth, John 2016

FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN ELLSWORTHStart With a Bank Robber and a Legal ThrillerCarlos has a sick daughter and needs money. He's also an upstanding citizen who pays his taxes, puts in his forty hours, doesn't drink and carouse, and loves his wife.

Still...he has nowhere else to turn. So Carlos gets money the old-fashioned way--he robs banks. The money comes pouring in but then a new man joins the crew and everything tumbles downhill. Criminal charges for armed robbery are brought against Carlos in several states and he needs a heavy hitter to defend him.

Carlos calls Michael Gresham for help and the lawyer comes to his aid. But it is going to be the meanest case of Michael's career, as the prosecutor is a woman who means to jab the death needle in Carlos' arm and watch him die. And she has the legal chops to do just that.

But she has problems of her own--legal problems, big ones.Add Just the Right Amount of Courtroom Thrills and Financial IntrigueFull of bank robberies and courtroom drama, this legal financial thriller is sure to satisfy even the most ardent Michael Gresham fan as the trial lawyer walks into a courtroom where the toughest district attorney and the guiltiest client on the West Coast await him.

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"Legal thrills in the first degree!"--American Institute of JusticeInterview With Author John Ellsworth: Q: Where did you get the bank robbery scenes? The seem very real for a writer who's never robbed a bank.A: But many of my clients did rob banks. The courtroom thriller is essentially the same no matter who actually robbed the bank.

Q: The book is billed as a legal thriller. Isn't it just as much a financial thriller too?A: Anyone who loves stories about police and the FBI and criminal law is going to love this book. It's a book that's heavy on detail that just makes you feel like you're right there.

Q: Is there any plan to continue on with the Carlos character? Or the San Diego settings?A: There are some thoughts about continuing on with Carlos and definitely with the new attorney. These are exciting characters to me and their stories are very compelling.

Q: So what comes next, more legal thrillers?A: Probably, plus I'm re-writing a psychological thriller that I'm going to put out there. Exciting times for me and my readers.

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Sakharov the Bear

Ellsworth, John 2016

FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN ELLSWORTHA Legal Thriller - in a Russian Courtroom DramaTwo CIA field operators obtain a bill of lading from an arms supplier in Moscow. Tracing the origin and destination of the weapons there is reason to believe a massive arms shipment has come into the U.

S. through the Port of Long Beach. While their investigation proceeds, the CIA operatives are arrested in Russia and put on trial for stealing state secrets and murder. Michael Gresham appears in Moscow to defend them, but the trial turns into a kangaroo court of Russian justice.

Corruption and undercover deceit threaten to put the Americans in front of a Russian firing squad.Every Lawyer Novel Needs a TrialThe jury trial that follows is probably Michael's strangest case ever. People die and people disappear, secrets are stolen, and confessions are made, but.

..is any of this based on truth and reality? Or is everything a wall of disinformation meant to throw off the Americans and stymie all attempts at justice in the Russian court? Watch from your front row seat as Michael takes on the KGB only to find the judge sending him to jail because he fought back in court.

Everything is at risk here, as we look in on the American President, the NSA, the CIA, and DoD while the story accelerates to its exciting and shocking climax.Other Books in the Michael Gresham Series of Legal and Financial ThrillersSakharov the Bear is part of the Attorney Michael Gresham Mystery Thriller Series which has more than 1,000+ five-star reviews and a million readers and counting.

If you love a page-turning thriller with mystery, clandestine plotting and a dash of romance, pick up Sakharov the Bear today.This stand-alone novel features leading man Michael Gresham. Look for other mystery and legal and financial thriller books featuring Michael Gresham including The Lawyer, Secrets Girls Keep, The Law Partners, Carlos the Ant, and now Sakharov the Bear.

They can be read in any order.Enjoy this Lawyer Mystery Thriller Series FREE as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription. You can read these Kindle Unlimited books online via your Amazon Kindle Fire or on any smartphone or tablet with the free Amazon Books Kindle reading app.

"Timely and revealing in this age of renewed Russian militancy" -- American Institute of JusticeInterview With Author John Ellsworth: Q: Where did you get the Russian scenes? The book takes place in Moscow.A: One trip to Moscow is all something like this takes.

The courtroom thriller is essentially the same whether the courtroom is in Chicago or Moscow, Russia. However, what can happen is like night and day between Chicago and Moscow. Very frightening.Q: Russia and Vladimir Putin have been receiving lots of press coverage lately.

Did any of this figure into Sakharov the Bear?A: Actually quite a lot of it inspired the financial thriller aspects of the book. There is always spying and counter-spying going on between the two countries. It was just a matter of tapping into some of this.

'Q: Such as?A: Russian interference in the recent Presidential election; arms limitation talks; military weapons smuggled into the U.S. for terrorists to use. It goes on and on in this thriller.Q: The book is billed as a legal thriller. Isn't it just as much a spy thriller too?A: Anyone who loves stories about spying and spycraft is going to love this book.

It's a book that's heavy on detail that just makes you feel like you're right there.Q: Is there any plan to continue on with the Russian courtroom setting? Or the Moscow settings?A: There are some thoughts about continuing on with the lawyer Antonia and the spies Russell and Petrov.

These are exciting characters to me and their stories are very compelling.

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Annie's Verdict

Ellsworth, John 2017

Attorney Michael Gresham has a new go-to person. Her name is Annie and she's twelve.Annie is a savant. She can look at you and, like her idol, Sherlock Holmes, tell you where you're from, whether or not you're happily married, and where you went to school.

But now she must use her skills to discover who murdered her entire family, because it looks like the killer was actually looking for her. Annie must profile the killer before he kills her. It will take all of her brilliance and all of the lawyering skills of Michael Gresham.

But will even that be enough?At the last minute, Annie spins out an entire universe of killers and leads Michael Gresham to their door.Now the door must be opened. ANNIE'S VERDICT is book 1 in the USA TODAY bestselling author's thrillers featuring Michael Gresham and Annie Gresham.

"Spellbinding legal/psychological thriller. If you only read one book this year, make it this one!" American Institute for Justice

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Dead Lawyer on Aisle 11

Ellsworth, John 2017

SOMEONE IS KILLING OFF LAWYERS IN THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICEMichael Gresham is assigned to prosecuting the case against the at-large killer. When Michael's team has tried everything else to find the killer, they turn to twelve-year old Annie Gresham to create a criminal profile.

Annie, the savant daughter of Michael Gresham, gathers together all the known evidence and begins mining the data. The killer moves closer and closer to the investigators. Now everyone is a potential target, especially those who are getting the closest to making an arrest.

Annie creates a shocking profile of the killer, leaving the FBI agents skeptical of Michael Gresham. The noose slips even tighter around Michael and he struggles to arrest the killer before the FBI turns on him. Michael is put on administrative leave.

He retains Joy Heavens to come to his defense. Help comes from an unexpected source when Marcel Rainford returns from his work at Interpol and joins Michael's team. In a shocking twist, the true identity of the killer becomes known--too late, for the jury meets and returns with its verdict.

Marcel pulls out all the stops to obtain enough evidence to require a new trial. Video is purchased from an unexpected source and brought to court.One day remains to file for a new trial and complete Michael's struggle to be free. Will the judge buy the shocking truth? Or is Michael's jail cell now his long-term home?This book is the twenty-first of USA TODAY bestselling author John Ellsworth.

Pick up a copy today but be prepared to lock the windows and doors while you're curled up with this page-turner.

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30 Days of Justis

Ellsworth, John 2018

She’s a daughter he doesn’t know he has. Until she calls him...from death row.From USA Today bestselling author John Ellsworth comes another book so thrilling the pages all but turn themselves. Written as a standalone novel.Michael Gresham meets his lost daughter, Cache, in her prison cell.

She is scheduled for execution in 30 days. Her other lawyers have given up; there is nothing left to do. On a hunch, Michael reviews ancient records. He is astonished at what he finds.The countdown of her life begins. 30 Days of Justis is the story of a frantic father who happens to be a lawyer--but is he lawyer enough to save his child? Will there be a last-minute call? Or is he in Cache's life only as the last face she sees before it goes dark? A psychological thriller? Yes.

A legal thriller? Yes. And so much more. From American Institute for Justice: Most engaging legal thriller of 2018 - destined to become #1 on Amazon Bestsellers charts. John Ellsworth has written the definitive novel about a young woman on death row in Washington State.

She is 28 years old and knows only that she has a father she's never met. His name is Michael Gresham. He is a lawyer.

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The Fifth Justice

Ellsworth, John 2018

Sometimes a victim decides to stop being a victim.Michael Gresham and Marcel, his investigator, go on the hunt for a client’s missing wife. She has been nominated to the U.S. District Court, and now she can’t be found.She’s an outstanding lawyer, but Chloe suffers from personality problems.

Her personality splits, and an alter personality takes over. There’s an accident. Chloe battles to regain her ability to think clearly and survive. She must re-learn how to recognize faces. She must re-learn how to speak. She struggles with her competing personalities.

Michael Gresham is getting closer to finding her, but then there’s a shooting, and everyone becomes a target. Interwoven is the story of Michael’s wife and the illness and incarceration she must endure. Verona is Russian by birth and Russia wants her back.

Two women that powerful forces want to victimize. Will they fight back and overcome?Sometimes a victim refuses to remain a victim. Sometimes they even go on the hunt. A Legal Thriller from USA TODAY best-selling author John EllsworthParts of this book were first published in Jane Doe 235The writing was once again superb with Mr Ellsworth drawing you into the story.

Every emotion you have is pulled out. Learning about multiple personalities and what any of us might do in similar circumstances. Great story and deserves 5 stars. Amazon ReaderAnother home run!!! Love love love this! The story was spellbinding all the way through! Gosh, I love his work!!!!!!!!!!! Amazon ReaderRarely can an author take a subject as complex as dissociative identity disorder and make it exciting and compelling.

But Mr. Ellsworth does all that in this intriguing story about victims who choose to fight back American Institute of Justice

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Girl, Under Oath

Ellsworth, John 2021

Taking the case could free an innocent woman… or a guilty one.Doctor Jenny Ipswich’s perfect life crashes down the day her husband dies. It shatters when his dying request is to pay half of his two-million-dollar life-insurance policy to some woman named Elise.

Shocked to learn the secret affair resulted in a second wife and a child in Paris, Jenny comes face-to-face with the other woman when Elise shows up demanding half of everything she’s worked hard for—over Jenny’s dead body. As the wives square off, Jenny stands trial for their husband’s suspicious death.

Criminal attorney Michael Gresham, is on the case, but when Elise suddenly vanishes, disturbing texts, emails, and a horrifying discovery come to light. When dangerous attraction and sudden obsession collide, Michael must entrap a killer to protect those he loves from a case that’s turned personal.

Don’t miss the slow-burn suspense from USA Today Bestselling author John Ellsworth. If you enjoy jaw-dropping plot twists, engaging legal drama, and battles of wits and wills, this gripping thriller is a read all night page-turner.REVIEWS✮✮✮✮✮"After having read this book can I give it more than five stars? This is a brilliantly written fascinating story!" Amazon reader✮✮✮✮✮"I have read everything that this author has written and can't wait to read what's next from him.

Thank you John Ellsworth." Amazon reader✮✮✮✮✮"There are so many plot twists and turns. Put on a pot of coffee and curl up on the couch for an all-nighter. Well done, John Ellsworth." Amazon reader✮✮✮✮✮"The plot was amazing and the characters so believable.

This is another winner for John Ellsworth." Amazon reader✮✮✮✮✮"Start at the beginning, and don't miss anything! I promise you won't be disappointed. Thank you, John Ellsworth (et al) for all your great work." Amazon reader✮✮✮✮✮"A very interesting book of legal and psychology, love last, love tried and true, and good versus bad.

Jennifer Ipswich is so believable. The author keeps you wanting to turn page after page and not stop reading." Amazon reader

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Publication Order of Annie the Profiler Books

Annie's Verdict

Ellsworth, John 2017

Attorney Michael Gresham has a new go-to person. Her name is Annie and she's twelve.Annie is a savant. She can look at you and, like her idol, Sherlock Holmes, tell you where you're from, whether or not you're happily married, and where you went to school.

But now she must use her skills to discover who murdered her entire family, because it looks like the killer was actually looking for her. Annie must profile the killer before he kills her. It will take all of her brilliance and all of the lawyering skills of Michael Gresham.

But will even that be enough?At the last minute, Annie spins out an entire universe of killers and leads Michael Gresham to their door.Now the door must be opened. ANNIE'S VERDICT is book 1 in the USA TODAY bestselling author's thrillers featuring Michael Gresham and Annie Gresham.

"Spellbinding legal/psychological thriller. If you only read one book this year, make it this one!" American Institute for Justice

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Dead Lawyer on Aisle 11

Ellsworth, John 2017

SOMEONE IS KILLING OFF LAWYERS IN THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICEMichael Gresham is assigned to prosecuting the case against the at-large killer. When Michael's team has tried everything else to find the killer, they turn to twelve-year old Annie Gresham to create a criminal profile.

Annie, the savant daughter of Michael Gresham, gathers together all the known evidence and begins mining the data. The killer moves closer and closer to the investigators. Now everyone is a potential target, especially those who are getting the closest to making an arrest.

Annie creates a shocking profile of the killer, leaving the FBI agents skeptical of Michael Gresham. The noose slips even tighter around Michael and he struggles to arrest the killer before the FBI turns on him. Michael is put on administrative leave.

He retains Joy Heavens to come to his defense. Help comes from an unexpected source when Marcel Rainford returns from his work at Interpol and joins Michael's team. In a shocking twist, the true identity of the killer becomes known--too late, for the jury meets and returns with its verdict.

Marcel pulls out all the stops to obtain enough evidence to require a new trial. Video is purchased from an unexpected source and brought to court.One day remains to file for a new trial and complete Michael's struggle to be free. Will the judge buy the shocking truth? Or is Michael's jail cell now his long-term home?This book is the twenty-first of USA TODAY bestselling author John Ellsworth.

Pick up a copy today but be prepared to lock the windows and doors while you're curled up with this page-turner.

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Publication Order of Harley Ellis Books

No Trivial Pursuit

Ellsworth, John 2020

No Trivial Pursuit. Not When It's Your Own Daughter Missing. A front-page murder is assigned to LAPD Detective Harley Ellis and her partner. Hollywood studio head Ira Spielman has been murdered. His widow says he had no enemies. Except one, says Harley, and she must discover who that is and why.

She knows he sometimes interviewed actresses alone in his Hollywood office. Harley wonders: did he make a wrong move? It's not much, but it's a starting point. She would know: her own daughter had a screen test with Spielman before he was killed. Robbery-Homicide Division begins an investigation that obtains the name of Harley's daughter.

Is she a suspect? No, but she's a person of interest. Charges get filed. The LAPD investigation is put beneath the microscope. Will Harley's investigation of a totally different suspect be vindicated? The amazing conclusion to this thoughtful investigation culminates in a final chapter few will see coming.

Second Edition With Editorial ChangesIf you enjoyed Thaddeus Murfee you're going to love this tough, brilliant detective, Harley Ellis. John Ellsworth is a Goodreads writer with over 59,000 ratings and a USA Today Bestseller and a Kindle All-Star and an Amazon featured author.

Fans of Tracy Crosswhite and Kinsey Millhone will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.

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Publication Order of Historical Fiction Books

Unspeakable Prayers

Ellsworth, John 2015

Even though he escaped, he was never truly free. In occupied Poland, there are whispers of a terrifying darkness in the northern forests. When a young Lodzi Ashstein learns the horrifying truth about the Treblinka extermination camp, he is kidnapped and tormented by a senior SS officer, Janich Heiss.

After a prisoner uprising, Heiss disappears into the woods and Lodzi is left with nothing but his nightmares and the eternal scars of a survivor.More than 70 years later, Heiss has been mysteriously murdered, and Lodzi is accused of a crime of revenge.

When attorney Thaddeus Murfee takes the case to trial, he unearths a startling trove of evidence that has the power to change everything. But can he bring the truth to light in time to save Lodzi from another nightmare?

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Lies She Never Told Me

Ellsworth, John 2018

Would You Kill the Man Your Beloved Grandmother Wants Dead?Lies She Never Told Me is the story of Michael Gresham's heritage, beginning with his father's father. The book features mob wars in 1920's Chicago; World War II invasions and POW camps; romance between powerful men and beautiful women; the most infamous mass murder in 1960's Chicago; and the complete growing-up story of Michael Gresham himself, from young boy to young lawyer.

The book recounts the first meeting between Michael and his famous investigator Marcel in Operation Desert Shield when both young men are soldiers on the track of Saddam Hussein. Finally, when Michael's grandmother comes to him with a request that he track down and kill one man, can he refuse? He's been trained as a lawyer, he believes in the rule of law, and he believes that no man is above the law.

But his grandmother won't let him go. She tells him a certain man must die for his crimes. Michael loves his grandmother with every cell in his body. Can he refuse her dying wish? Will he honor the vow he makes to this most important woman in his life?And so the hunt begins.

Who will Michael find first: the killer or himself?Author's note: This book was originally titled No Direction Home when it was on preorder.

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The Point of Light

Ellsworth, John 2019

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Nightingale comes a historical novel about one woman’s gallant, fearless search for war crimes evidence during the most terrible times of World War II.May 1940 - Paris. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Claire hears the devastating news: the German army has invaded her homeland, and her beloved Paris has fallen.

Within months, her life is turned upside-down. She takes in an orphaned Jewish toddler only days before her beloved German-born husband Remy is forcibly conscripted into the Nazi army. In desperation she connects with other young members of the French Resistance, determined to fight back in whatever way she can.

Armed only with her wits and her 35mm camera, she looks for the one photograph that will expose the Nazi horror for what it is. When her rebellion is discovered and Claire is sent to Auschwitz, she knows her moment has arrived. A Nazi officer, hiding in the shadows of Auschwitz, commits an unspeakable atrocity, a war crime.

Can Claire help bring down the beast who emerged from Auschwitz? Or will her secret evidence die with her as the SS hunts her down?The Point of Light is part of the Historical Fiction series, a collection of John Ellsworth wartime novels. If you love page-turners with thrills, clandestine plotting and a dash of romance, dive into these books today! From USA TODAY bestseller, John Ellsworth.

AMAZON HAS SAID, "WE ARE INSPIRED BY THE SUCCESS OF THIS WRITER AND HOW HE IS DELIGHTING READERS"--AMAZON PRESS RELEASE 10/15/18

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The Empty Place at the Table

Ellsworth, John 2017

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author John EllsworthIt was just a quick sandwich in the hospital cafeteria...But when she returned to her daughter's room...Whatever happened to Melissa's daughter is anyone's guess. The police seal the hospital doors; a search proceeds but the four-year-old is nowhere to be found The girl is gone, vanished without a ransom note, without a body being found, without a trace.

The detectives believe she has most likely been sold into human trafficking. No matter, Melissa is determined. She is also very, very bright, a woman who refuses to give up, a woman who knows what motherhood means. She journeys to Mexico in search of her missing child.

She confronts the Tijuana Cartel. Do they have her daughter? Twelve years have passed by and she no longer has any idea what the little girl even looks like.Then...two unmistakable eyes peer out at her from a passing van. But was it Melissa's daughter? Watch one desperate woman and one lost child try to reach across time and connect.

A story to please you to the very end.A psychological thriller you'll want to read in one sitting...

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Publication Order of Operation TINKER Books

God Save the Spy

Ellsworth, John 2020

He’s an unhappy Russian spy and he wants to run. But he can only take one, his wife or his daughter...Russian KGB officer Nikolai Semenov agrees to spy for the British, as he is enraged at what Russia has done to his family. He begins passing war secrets to the Brits.

The Russians find out and kidnap him back to Moscow. The British have a plan to bring him safely out, but there's one great hitch: he can only bring his wife or his daughter with him when he runs. He must decide: does he stay and die, leaving a wife and child desperate for help? Or does he run and leave behind his wife or his daughter, a terrible death in either case? The choice is made in a way no one expects.

Britain's escape plan is activated, and the wheels begin to turn. Colonel Viktor Bucharov of the KGB falls in behind them. Bucharov is the KGB’s best and most violent. A desperate attempt to shake Bucharov from their tail, as they jump from buses, change moving subway cars, dash into malls, and underground passageways.

Then they head for the escape rendezvous, with Bucharov minutes behind.Get ready to stay up late tonight. John Ellsworth is the author of 34 books that all have been Amazon best sellers. He is a USA Today bestseller and a Kindle All-Star. His books have been downloaded in the millions.

Amazon says, "WE ARE INSPIRED BY THIS WRITER AND HOW HE IS DELIGHTING READERS"--Amazon press release 10/15/18.

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