Category Archives: Rhoades, J.D.

J. D. Rhoades. Breaking Cover. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008.

Author J. D. Rhoades has taken a break from his Jack Keller series to create a thriller about undercover FBI agent Tony Wolf. Wolf has been on the lam (or deeply undercover) in rural North Carolina for four years. When he intervenes to rescue two boys from a kidnapper, his cover is blown. For Wolf, it becomes a case of “no good deed goes unpunished” as a biker gang he double-crossed and his old colleagues come after him to get some answers and to settle scores.

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J. D. Rhoades. Safe and Sound. New York: St. Martin’s, 2007.

Jack Keller is back in this novel, the third of the Rhoades-penned thrillers focused on the North Carolina bounty hunter. This time Jack is chasing something other than murderers and bail jumpers, he is looking for a kidnapped child. Her father–a Delta Force commando–is the first suspect, but when he disappears as well, Jack must face criminals, military bureaucracy, and his own personal demons in order to find the girl.

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J.D. Rhoades. Good Day in Hell. New York: St. Martin’s, 2006.

Fayetteville-based bounty hunter Jack Keller returns in this sequel to The Devil’s Right Hand. Teamed up with his new girlfriend, a local sheriff’s deputy, Keller pursues a couple of murderers across the state.

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J.D. Rhoades. The Jack Keller Thrillers.

Jack Keller, a veteran of the first Gulf War, still experiences violent flashbacks and other symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, but he has found a job that suits him. As a bounty-hunter for H&H, a Fayetteville-based bail bonds company, he earns his paycheck tracking down fugitives. In each book, Keller not only tangles with bail jumpers on the lam, but also gets drawn into stopping murderers and kidnappers. The series also features Keller’s boss–the reclusive but beautiful Angela–and local sheriff’s deputy Marie Jones.

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J.D. Rhoades. The Devil’s Right Hand. New York: St. Martin’s, 2005.

Jack Keller is a bail bondsman and a veteran of the first Gulf War. Still scarred by memories of battle, his life doesn’t get any easier when he’s caught in the middle of a violent struggle in Fayetteville. Jack is on the trail of an elusive bail-jumper who has just murdered a local Lumbee man whose vengeful sons compete with Jack to see who can catch the fleeing killer first. To make things even more complicated, the Fayetteville police department seems to have it in for Jack, so that while he pursues his quarry he’s forced to stay one step ahead of the law. This is the first in Rhoade’s series of Jack Keller thrillers.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2005, Coastal Plain, Cumberland, Novels in Series, Rhoades, J.D., Suspense/Thriller