Minos, the third work in the Corey Logan Trilogy. The title derives from the mythical king of Crete who every lunar year condemns seven Athenian youths and seven maidens to be eaten by the ferocious Minotaur. Minos begins at the Olympic Academy, where Billy's friend Sara has just carved a magic circle in the hardwood bathroom floor with an ancient double-edged dagger. She twirls inside her circle calling on the Oracle of Apollo to help her find a modern-day Theseus, the reincarnation of Athens' “hero of all heroes” who slew the Minotaur. Lost in her magical dance, she knocks over a candle, sets fire to the curtains, and is suspended from school. She is sent to Abe for treatment.
Abe discovers that Sara has patched together an entire mythological universe and language with which she tries to make him see that lives are at stake. It is not easy to convince the authorities. But Corey knows that young people are indeed being murdered, and soon Sara's dire warnings begin to make sense. But who is the modern-day descendant of Minos? The key is inside Sara's head.
“I have read all of Burt Weissbourd’s Corey Logan novels and Minos is the best yet. These are taut thrillers which take you deep inside the human mind. Weissbourd is a master storyteller and a major American voice. These books transcend the expectations of genre fiction to become literature.”
Teaser, the sequel to Inside Passage, takes Corey and Abe into the interconnected worlds of private school kids and the runaways who roam Seattle's streets. Billy attends the Olympic Academy, where two friends, Maisie and Aaron, are experimenting with sex and drugs. They've become close to Star, a streetwise seductress who leads them down a treacherous path. Despite the best efforts of Abe and Corey, Maisie is abducted by the diabolical “Teaser,” a man determined to take revenge on her father, his former cellmate. Teaser is a mystery to everyone except Abe and Corey, who alone realize what they must do to rescue Maisie. They contrive a plan that shocks even them.
"Burt Weissbourd is such a great writer, and the characters are phenomenal and real. I would kill to have Abe as my actual therapist! He paints realistic pictures of people with all their foibles and imperfections as well as showing their strength and intelligence … Such a great book!" – Terra Kelly in So I Am a Reader!
"This is one book you definitely don't want to miss. This one should keep you up all night." – Mary’s Cup of Tea
"Weissbourd, a seasoned screenwriter and film producer, has the mechanics down pat. His style is easy, direct, and his writing definitely evokes on-screen images. Teaser is a fun, action-filled ride, especially for fans of crime dramas." – Billie Rae Bates in Foreword reviews
"One of my favorite aspects of the Corey Logan series is the characters. Corey, Abe, and even Billy when it comes down to it, are true to themselves. They neither need nor want approval and are unapologetic. Really love that about them. They’re characters I’d want as friends ...Teaser is a highly recommended read." – Miss Ivy’s Book Nook
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“[Weissbourd] has an insider’s knowledge of Seattle and the vast waters and mountain ranges surrounding it. His lyrical descriptions of these natural wonders, as well as of the city’s distinct architecture, posh restaurants, sleazy danger zones, and ferry traffic add a cinematic dimension to a narrative that is relentlessly taut and exciting.” – ForeWord Reviews
Corey Logan was set up. She knows Nick Season’s terrible secret. Coming home from prison, all Corey wants is to be with her son. To get him back, she needs to make a good impression on the psychiatrist evaluating her. Dr. Abe Stein doesn’t believe she was framed — until his well-heeled mother falls for the charming state attorney general candidate, Nick Season.
As the dogs of war are unleashed, Corey and her son run for their lives — taking her boat up the Pacific Northwest’s remote Inside Passage. Inside Passage is the first in Weissbourd’s haunting, heart-stirring Corey Logan trilogy.
"This thrilling novel has a breathless pace that combines science and nature to create nail-biting tension"
The northwest corner of Yellowstone Park is closed for bear management, and Rachel, a bear biologist, is discovering some very startling animal behavior — grizzlies denning in June, swans at their wintering grounds in summer, and what appear to be Irish Elk, an extinct species, with huge palmated antlers. There are also horrific mutations in the young — elk calves with no front legs, earless bear cubs, and eaglets without wings.
What has gone wrong? Why is this area closed? Who’s covering up these animal abnormalities in the Park?
A non-stop thriller set in some of North America’s wildest country, In Velvet takes you deep into the hearts of a hard case local detective and a Chicago cop as they take on a corrupt sheriff, a pathological poacher, and a lethal black ops manager to solve this ghastly mystery and restore the natural order in Yellowstone National Park.
“In Velvet left me breathless, a bit contemplative, and completely satisfied.” — Ivy Truitt on Manic Readers
“[The author] incorporates an incredibly strong and intelligent female protagonist ... Regarding In Velvet he manages to give his audience two strong females.” – Malinda Hintz on Nightly Reading
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“[Teaser is] a stunning, fast paced thriller that took me on an intense ride and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire way through. .. . If you love beautifully executed thrillers that will play with your mind as well as your heart, this is the book for you.”
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