Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb are co-authors of eight crime novels. The most recent: THE KILLING VOTE, a taut political thriller about efforts to block legislation that would authorize selective euthanasia for the poor, infirm, and defenseless.
Also new is BONE CRACK, sixth book in the Gina Mazzio RN medical thriller series. Gina is the target of a doctor who doesn’t want her revealing his less-than-ethical medical practices; he goes so far as to hire a professional hitman.
In BONE DUST, fifth book in the Gina Mazzio RN medical thriller series, a flu epidemic slams San Francisco, pushing medical facilities far beyond normal limits. The chaos masks deadly blood-letting by a sociopathic phlebotomist, who makes Gina a prime target. Other books in the are BONE DRY, a high-tension story about the theft and ransom of life-critical bone marrow; SIN & BONE, where Gina risks her life to expose a nurse-murderer and uncover an illicit trade in human body parts; BONE PIT, with Gina and Harry on a joint travel nurse assignment at a creepy Alzheimer’s rehab facility in desolate Nevada gold country; and BONE of CONTENTION, which follows Gina’s concern over an outbreak of mystifying post-abortion deaths among clinic patients.
The LAMBS have also collaborated on SISTERS IN SILENCE, a medical thriller about a fertility counselor who goes on a mercy-killing spree of barren women; and HEIR TODAY…, a fast-paced suspense/adventure novel featuring a husband-wife investigative journalist team that discovers fraud, mayhem, high-seas piracy, murder, and romance while digging into a shady heir-tracing operation.
The Latest Gina Mazzio RN Medical Thrillers:
Gina Mazzio, RN, and fiancé Harry Lucke are on the brink of getting married when a childhood friend relocates from the Bronx to San Francisco. Within days, Gina’s nurse friend is relating difficult-to-believe horror stories about her new employer, a cardiologist whom she suspects is involved in illicit and deadly medical practices.
Gina soon discovers the stories are true—the doctor is not only acting in an unethical manner, he may also be complicit in two or three hideous murders. That knowledge quickly makes her the new target of the doctor… and a vicious hit man, who is determined to hunt her down and kill her.
Taut Political Thriller About Legalizing Euthanasia
Champlain Avenue Books, Inc.
(Available as eBook and trade paperback )
That’s the deadline to stop a political-corporate scheme from legally murdering poor, infirmed, and powerless patients through selective, not assisted, euthanasia.
If this secret legislative package can slip through the quagmire of Congress, it will diminish the annual deficit by billions, if not trillions; catapult corporate healthcare profits; and get an unpopular President re-elected.
What the powerbrokers don’t anticipate is an in-your-face, militant seniors advocacy group becoming aware of the secret plot and hires an aggressive, semi-retired investigative journalist to expose the behind-the scenes manipulations.
Ted Yost has only seven days to stop The Killing Vote. Or will arson, attempted murder, blackmail, and kidnapping defeat him?
A Near-Future Medical Thriller
Farther Books, an imprint of Assent Publishing
Assent Publishing named Bette its Grand Prize Winner in the 2014 Stellar Sci-Fi Contest of its Farther Books imprint.
The Corporate-Government wars of 2020 resulted in a global Corporit (sic) dictatorship. Its legacy? Escalating climate change, limited food supplies, and clean air only for the elite.
Dr. Zoe Hidalga, organ harvester in the powerful tri-state medical corporation, is infected with VMAS, an incurable retrovirus that killed her husband.. At that time the Corporits snatched her daughter, claimed Zoe was an unfit mother.
Zoe is now marked for termination and frantic to get her child back before they drag her away.
Andrew Potter, respected Corporit robotic genius and mole, has formed a secret resistance group that plans to bring Corporit rule down. He can’t risk discovery, but he’s Zoe’s friend and will help her escape before the CAPOs (Corporit police) can grab her.
Zoe is hidden in the rebellious society of Noncorps – outcasts and innovators who wouldn’t or couldn’t survive under the Corporits. The Noncorp society thrives under the guidance and protection of Asher Wind Storm. A visionary, healer, leader of the Revivers, and Zoe’s future lover, his followers are already regenerating the Earth’s flora and fauna under his mammoth, innovative Caplac domes.
There is hope in this dystopian medical thriller, where Zoe fights a life or death battle to survive and rescue her child from Corporit domination.
Shamus Award Nomination
No Pat Hands, the fourth book in J.J.’s Zachariah Tobias Rolfe III PI series, was nominated for a 2014 Shamus Award from Private Eye Writers of America.
In No Pat Hands, tragedies of the past overlap frustrations of the present when PI gaming specialist Rolfe is hired to ferret out whoever is sabotaging a small Northern California Indian tribe’s efforts to build an oceanfront casino/hotel complex.
Rolfe immediately becomes embroiled with two murders, attempts on his life, a dishonest Washington lobbyist, a number of underhanded locals, and a pair of beautiful women before solving the case.
As Rolfe discovers, past or present, it’s the land, stupid; it’s always about the land.
A Little More About the Lambs
Bette and J.J. combine collaboration and cohabitation in an air of creative exchange in their Northern California home.
When not writing, either together or independently, Bette, unmistakably from the Bronx, is a professional ceramicist and artist (www.bettegoldenlamb.com) an RN, and devoted gardener (50+ rose bushes!).
J.J. ran with bad companions early on and switched from engineering to journalism. He’s also a skilled (and proud) jack-of-all-trades, typical of a born and raised Hoosier.
In addition to the successful launch of their latest thrillers, the Lambs are looking forward to writing the next Gina Mazzio medical thriller. They also write short stories, when the spirit (and a market) moves them. They belong to Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the same (excellent) writers critique group for more than 20 years.