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April Fools 2013

Infinite Prey
Prey And Prejudice
P Is For Prey
Fifty Shades Of Prey
Solar Prey
Patriotic Prey

April Fools 2014

Cyber Prey
Maple Prey
Eat Prey Love
Sacred Prey
Lettuce Prey
Live And Let Prey

April Fools 2015

Lords of Prey
Generic Prey
Cosmic Prey
Choose Your Own Prey
Clockwork 1: Prey

April Fools 2016

The Sound and the Prey
Prey Expectations
War and Prey
Finnegans Prey
The Old Man and the Prey
The Scottish Prey

April Fools 2017

Bird of Prey
Slender Prey
Frozen Prey
Master and Prey
Gods of Prey
Jurassic Prey

April Fools 2018

Seven Percent Prey
Elder Prey
Barbaric Prey
Satanic Prey
Martian Prey
Forbidden Prey

April Fools 2019

Cheddar Prey
The Girl Who Stalked Her Prey
Lunar Prey
Boring Prey
Drunken Prey
Atomic Prey

Generic Prey

Generic Prey!
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A killer. A murder. A witness. A cop. A hunt. Probably but not necessarily in that order.

When a victim is slain, murdered to death by killers, the local law enforcement agencies are brought in, because that's the kind of thing they cover. But they don't have sufficient evidence to bring the guilty party to justice; if they did, it would be a very short book.
But the protagonist is no ordinary cop: he or she has a reputation for being somewhat more violent than is reasonable for a law enforcement professional, along with a willingness to work outside the letter of the law to get results. This protagonist quickly figures out, with the help of team members with appropriate talents, the most likely series of events that led to the crime, along with a strategy to move the case forward.
But then an unexpected complication arises that introduces more difficulties into the case, nullifying a large number of assumptions that the police had made. The protagonist feels that they're closer than ever, and yet it appears that they may be at a dead end.
And then there's the matter of the unresolved B-plot that may or may not involve romantic tension: will it interfere with the protagonist in such a way as to negatively influence their abilities with regard to the case, or will it grant them an insight into the true nature of what is happening? The answer, of course, is "maybe."
With time and pages running out, the protagonist has to resort to unconventional tactics and deal with the bureaucratic stonewalling of the law enforcement agency they work for to bring the criminal or criminals to justice. The only loose ends are those required for verisimilitude or to allow a sequel.
With the kind of scenes and writing that will appeal to the sort of people who like things like this, it's no wonder a critic has said, "Of all of the author's books, this, truly, is one of them." (Newspaper Review of Books)

April 1, 2015