Tell No Lies

Tell No Lies

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The unsolved murder of a young activist leads to the discovery of much darker crimes in New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan's latest compelling thriller to feaure the young, edgy detective Kara Quinn and the loner FBI agent Matt Costa. This time they work to uncover possible ties to a high-stakes cartel in the Southwest desert.

Something mysterious is killing the wildlife in the mountains just south of Tucson. When a college intern turned activist sets out to collect her own evidence, she, too, ends up dead. Local law enforcement is slow to get involved. That's when the mobile FBI unit goes undercover to infiltrate the town and its copper refinery in search of possible leads.

Quinn and Costa find themselves scouring the desolate landscape, which keeps revealing clues to something much darker--greed, child trafficking and more death. As the body count adds up, it's clear they have stumbled onto much more than they bargained for. Now they must figure out who is at the heart of this mayhem and stop them before more innocent lives are lost.

A Quinn & Costa Thriller

Book 1: The Third to Die

Book 2: Tell No Lies
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 38mm | 544g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0778331466
  • 9780778331469
  • 1,233,007

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"Allison Brennan is always good, but her latest and most ambitious work ever is downright spectacular... a riveting page turner as prescient as it is purposeful."
--Providence Journal

"Brennan showcases a range of fascinating procedural detail, from undercover ops to forensic accounting, in this sequel to The Third to Die (2020)." -Booklist

"Bestseller Brennan's intriguing sequel to 2020s The Third to Die...Fast-paced action....[with a] well-constructed mystery plot."
--Publishers Weekly

"Engaging from the beginning... Those who enjoy thrillers and detective novels with lots of action will appreciate the multiple possibilities that Brennan presents before sharing who the bad guys really are." --BookReporter


"A lean thriller with a strong and damaged protagonist as compelling as Lisbeth Salander." -Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of Jeff Abbott and Karin Slaughter will find this crime novel hard to put down."--Publishers Weekly

"Brennan's broadest and most expansive novel yet, as much Catherine Coulter as David Baldacci, with just enough of Thomas Harris thrown in for good measure. A stellar and stunning success."-- Providence Journal

"The first in Brennan's new series... and fans will look forward to the next installment." --Booklist

"Leave all the lights on... you'll be turning the pages fast as you can. The Third to Die is the first in Brennan's amazing new thriller series. Dive in and enjoy this nail-biter."--Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth

"Riveting, terrifying, and simply fantastic. Brennan ratchets up the tension to the breaking point with her new FBI MRT team chasing a devious killer. This is classic crime fiction at its best. With deep characterizations and a truly scary villain driving the twisted plot, this is the start of a brilliant new series from the queen of the thriller." --J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Tear Me Apart

"An edge of the seat, can't-put-it-down thrill ride."--Marcia Clark, author of Snap Judgment


"Raises her to the level of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben." --Providence Journal on Poisonous

"A fast-paced, suspenseful read with interesting characters and sinister twists that keep you turning the pages for more."--Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author, on Poisonous

"Allison Brennan's Poisonous has it all... A twisty and compelling read."
-Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author

"A world-class nail-biter."-Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Silenced

"Buckle up and brace yourself."
--Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Notorious

I've been a fan of Allison Brennan's novels from the beginning, but Notorious blew me away!"
-James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Can't-put-it-down suspense."--Fresh Fiction
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2,708 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (1,111)
3 15% (409)
2 2% (66)
1 1% (28)
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