"Jeffrey J. Mariotte has written a compelling heroine in banker Jessie Dawn Cutler, whose well-ordered world implodes when she witnesses a cold-blooded killing by her biggest client. Now Jessie must pit her courage and resourcefulness against a remorseless killer whose reach is limitless. In this heart-pounding thriller set against the glittering backdrop of international banking, Jessie must hold her own against tremendous odds to survive.
"Fast-paced and gripping, THE DEVIL’S BAIT takes you full-throttle from beginning to end. One heck of a ride!"
--J. Carson Black, best-selling author of DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN and THE SHOP
Other major authors and book reviewers have praised Mariotte's other books:
RIVER RUNS RED
"Based on actual government programs, Jeffrey J. Mariotte's RIVER RUNS RED is a fascinating blend of espionage and the occult with several jaw-dropping plot twists and one of the best action sequences I've read in a long time."
--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE and CREEPERS
"In RIVER RUNS RED, Mariotte seamlessly weaves our modern and ancient terrors into a breathless, fascinating novel of magic, murder, and friendship. Mariotte's one hell of a writer, and this is his best work yet!"
--Christopher Golden, author of THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
“Mariotte can flat out write. This is a smart, fast, terrific read. This river runs.”
--Don Winslow, author of SAVAGES and THE DAWN PATROL
"Mariotte has created an entertaining, fast-paced tale of supernatural danger that takes as many twists and turns as a river ride... and, like most great rides, it picks up breathtaking speed toward the end. Fans of the unconventional in supernatural thrillers will enjoy this book."
--Drew Bittner, SF REVU.com
COLD BLACK HEARTS
"This is Mariotte's great talent: His writing hooks you, and you just have to see how things end. And Annie, much in the vein of the maverick lady investigators and interrogators that populate cable television, is sassy, interesting and smart—and not afraid to risk her reputation, her relationships or even her life to get to the bottom of something."
--Julia Ramey, Tucson Weekly
"It is the strength of Mariotte’s writing that initially keep the readers turning the pages and it’s the bond he manages to form between the reader and Annie that keeps us interested until the end."
Tony Tremblay, HorrorWorld.org
The Devil's Bait is the author's first adult thriller published exclusively as an e-book. At nearly 93,000 words, it's a terrific value and a guaranteed good time.