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About Jeff Carson
Jeff Carson is the Amazon-Bestselling author of the David Wolf Series. Set in the high country of Colorado and mountain west, his books are chock-full of action, mystery, thrills, and suspense. Add a bit of humor and romance, a colorful cast of characters, all set in ruggedly beautiful territory, and it's clear why the David Wolf series is gaining acclaim.
The first novel in the David Wolf series, Foreign Deceit, is an international mystery-thriller he wrote while living in Italy for a year with his wife and son. The next thirteen books in the still ongoing series are set in the mountain-western United States.
Jeff acquired a love for adventure-thriller-mystery-suspense fiction at a young age by listening to audio books while driving the vast landscapes of the western U.S. with his family. One leg of a trip from Denver to Payette, Idaho (to visit relatives) was enough time to squeeze in a good Cussler, a Christie, a Child, a Silva, a Box, a Flynn, or one of the others he considers master story-tellers. Now he incorporates many the same elements of those authors in his own writing.
Jeff and his wife, Cristina, currently live with their two sons in Colorado.
The David Wolf Series in order
GUT DECISION (A David Wolf Short Story)
FOREIGN DECEIT (David Wolf Book 1)
THE SILVERSMITH (David Wolf Book 2)
ALIVE AND KILLING (David Wolf Book 3)
DEADLY CONDITIONS (David Wolf Book 4)
COLD LAKE (David Wolf Book 5)
SMOKED OUT (David Wolf Book 6)
TO THE BONE (David Wolf Book 7)
DIRE (David Wolf Book 8)
SIGNATURE (David Wolf Book 9)
DARK MOUNTAIN (David Wolf Book 10)
RAIN (David Wolf Book 11)
DRIFTED (David Wolf Book 12)
DIVIDED SKY (David Wolf Book 13)
IN THE GROUND (David Wolf Book 14)
Upcoming projects include a new series and continued installments of the David Wolf series.
When not writing, Jeff enjoys disc golfing, hiking, camping, and whatever his two sons are into at that particular moment. You can keep in touch and learn more at JeffCarson.co (no "m"). Be sure to sign up for the early notification newsletter to receive a complimentary short story and be kept abreast of new releases, which are always discounted early.
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A shocking death along the shores of Lake Como rocks a police officer to her core, pulling her into a showdown with a past she’s been running from far too long.
Police officer Ali Falco has created a comfortable life in the beautiful Tuscan city of Siena, Italy patrolling the ancient streets. Behind the walls of the medieval town it’s easy to keep the past out of mind, but shocking news of her father’s death is impossible to ignore, forcing her to return north to her childhood home of Como, a stunning lakeside city tucked into the Italian Alps, and the site of a lot of bad memories.
She and her father were tightly bonded until the death of her mother thrust a divide between them. Hate him or not, though, something about his death doesn’t look right. In fact, it looks very wrong, and she soon finds herself caught up in a case that pulls all the demons out of the dark depths of her past, along with a few that may still be lurking around the picturesque valley she used to call home.
As questions surface, answers prove elusive. Was her father the monster she assumed? Or is there much more at play going on in those memories of hers, something as complex as it is disturbing? With the help of a local Carabinieri agent, an intriguing man with a dark past of his own, she’ll soon learn she’s risking her own life, and a potential chance at love, to find answers.
As more people die, more blood is shed to keep secrets, the ultimate question will remain: Can Ali overcome the impossible? Or will the Falco lineage end with her?
From the international multi-million copy bestselling author of the David Wolf Series comes the first book in a brand new, pulse-pounding, international mystery series. If you like thrills and mystery, action and intrigue, exotic locales mixed with a touch of romance, then The Como Falcon is perfect for you!
In the brand-new thrilling mystery from a #1 Amazon and International Bestselling author, Detective David Wolf is pulled to a high plateau in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, and to a murder case that will test every ounce of his character.
When a sheriff’s son is found dead in a neighboring county to the south, clues show foul-play. Led by the same sheriff now doubling as a father hell-bent on vengeance, the investigation turns violent, pushing the local district attorney north to Rocky Points for help. They need somebody with an outside perspective to lead the investigation, and Chief Detective David Wolf is just their man.
Wolf has no pending investigations and there’s a fellow man in law enforcement in need, so he has little reason to say no and every reason to say yes. However, it’s not the sheriff who’s asking for help. And as it turns out Wolf has a history on the football field with this sheriff—one involving a lot of pain for Wolf.
Setting aside personal feelings, Wolf ventures south and gets tangled in a mysterious investigation, and finds a truth that is fractured, its pieces scattered wide by the explosive nature of the big man from the gridiron now wearing the badge in Crow Valley.
Just as expected Wolf finds his presence is unwanted, but it’s soon clear that innocent people are in mortal danger with the vigilante justice that’s being doled out in Crow County, and there are unseen forces at play rendering all involved blind. With danger looming if he makes one misstep, can Wolf gather all the pieces of truth and stop the killing?
Or will this be the time he dies trying?
The David Wolf Mystery Thriller Series blazes ahead with an adventure mystery thriller that will keep you reading until the final page!
When a drug runner on pre-trial release disappears, nobody’s surprised in Sluice-Byron county. What is shocking, however, is when Wolf finds the man’s severed foot, tracking ankle bracelet still attached. It looks like somebody has come to retrieve their man, and make a statement while doing so.
Why? Wolf wonders. And what happened to the man? Is he still alive? These questions are pushed aside, however, when Wolf realizes somebody in town has also disappeared, someone he’s grown close to over the years. And now the clock is ticking, and the need for answers has become much more urgent.
With the help of friend and former lover Special Agent Kristen Luke, Wolf is clued into a major FBI operation under way in the southwest, and it looks like everything is intertwined, part of the same ongoing power game, one with seemingly no rules, starring shadowy, horrifying players who have no regard for life.
With stakes as high as it gets, Wolf and Luke will need to dig deep, using all their skills and determination to win. Because for Wolf and Luke, and for those they hold dear, losing is not an option anybody will be able to live with.
But refusing will prove deadly.
Deputy David Wolf has waited sixteen years to follow in his father’s footsteps and be appointed Sheriff of the Sluice County sheriff’s department, headquartered in the ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. But instead of the dream job, he's offered something else.
When Wolf refuses, and a dead body shows up with clues pointing to Wolf as the culprit, he soon finds himself chased by his own department, along with a special forces hunter with a lust for blood.
In this action-packed, suspenseful second installment in the David Wolf series, Wolf must draw on all his skills to survive the onslaught in the high Rocky Mountain forest. And if he wants to clear his name, he'll have to piece together a mystery unearthed from the ground that could do no less than rewrite his own past, and ensure his future among the living.
This is the second book in the action-packed, mystery-thriller David Wolf Series of 13 books (and counting).
If you like twists and turns, unexpected plots, characters you'll love, those you'll love to hate, all set in the harsh and beautiful mountain west, then the David Wolf Series is for you. Join the thousands of already hooked readers and see what the fuss is about.
WIth over 2 million copies sold and thousands of five-star reviews, the #1 International bestselling David Wolf Series starts right here with this thrill-ride mystery.
Living in a ski resort town in the middle of the Colorado Rockies should be paradise, but deputy David Wolf is stretched thin hunting a missing person and dealing with his ex-wife coming back into the picture. All that trouble drops to the wayside, however, when he gets word his brother has died half a world away while traveling in northern Italy.
A nagging suspicion there's more to the story than officials are telling him is enough to pull Wolf from his volatile life to Lecco, Italy, a city along the shores of picturesque Lake Como. Five thousand miles from home in this place where Wolf struggles to even communicate with another soul, a disturbing secret awaits among the ancient cobblestone alleys, one that has already proven deadly to one foreigner.
With the aid of a Carabinieri agent with a chip on her shoulder, can Wolf piece together what really happened to his brother without suffering the same fate?Foreign Deceit is the first of the 15-book David Wolf Mystery Thriller Series.
With twists and turns, memorable characters, action, suspense, mystery with pulse-pounding revelation, all amid breathtaking scenery, it's no wonder why the David Wolf Series is gaining such acclaim.
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Just for a day, Colorado Sheriff David Wolf trades slogging through murky meltwaters and even murkier small-town politics for an overnight camping trip in the wilderness with his son. But when a man with fresh burns turns up on their trail, falling from the heavy load in his backpack and running wild from something, Wolf suspects the camping trip may have taken a turn for the worse.
Unfortunately his instincts are spot on, and Wolf is forced into action with the last person he wants by his side in a deadly battle.
When news of their episode travels through the valleys, local FBI agents want to take over the investigation, hoping to halt murder and corruption originating 7,000 miles away in Afghanistan. But national security or not, Jack’s safety is at stake, and orders to stand down fall on his deaf ears.
In this stomach-dropping, action and suspense-packed third installment of the David Wolf Mystery Thriller series, Wolf partners with Kristen Luke, an FBI agent from the local F.O., and quickly learns he and his son aren't out of danger just yet. Because someone the authorities thought dead may actually be alive, and viciously killing. Can they solve the mystery emerging from the other side of the world before the fallout destroys all Wolf holds close at home?
Alive and Killing has mystery, thrills, suspense, and action that will grab and pin you down until the final page.
When diggers at a high altitude surface mine exhume the corpse of one of their workers, the Sluice-Byron SD is called to the scene. Upon arrival, detectives find answers are hard to come by, but one thing’s for certain—they are looking at murder.
David Wolf, now acting interim sheriff, is finding this second time around running the show less desirable than the last, so when a spot opens up in the investigation he wastes no time jumping into the action.
The case pulls Wolf and his team to the outlying town of Dredge, Colorado, and to an unknown satellite deputy named Piper Cain. As the case heats up, Cain manages to crack her own way into the case, and just maybe into Wolf’s life.
But danger lurks beneath the surface in these far outreaches of the county, and Wolf will learn those responsible for the death are willing to go all the way to keep their secret buried.
The David Wolf Mystery Thriller Series surges ahead with another adventure mystery thriller that will keep you white-knuckle gripping your book to the final sentence.
The ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado has just been hit with an epic snowstorm, and when a plow uncovers a young woman brutally murdered and marked with a cryptic message, Sheriff David Wolf and his deputies are left scrambling to find a killer before he strikes again.
Wolf will stop at nothing to halt the fear running rampant through Rocky Points, which means he needs to find the killer, and fast. But when his investigation leads him to corruption involving the highest authorities, he'll be forced to gamble everything--limb, career, and even his life--in order to unveil the truth.
With over a dozen mending bones and other injuries wreaking havoc on his body, along with a shredded spirit twisting his sanity, former sheriff David Wolf is in no shape for any sort of action. But when FBI surveillance units move into the valley and surround his house, it seems he's about to have no choice.
Wolf quickly learns, however, things are not what they seem, and a trap has been set with him as the prey. If he wants to live long enough to bring justice for the only woman he’s ever loved and to see his son grow into a man, broken body or not, he must move, and move fast.
Picking up where Cold Lake left off, this exciting sixth installment of the David Wolf Mystery Thriller Series has Special Agent Kristen Luke of the FBI risking career and limb to help Wolf in a quest for the truth—a quest that will send them on an action packed adventure across the mountains of Colorado and back to Rocky Points for a deadly showdown that will reveal the answer to the one question Wolf desperately must know.
When a fisherman reels in a plastic bag containing a severed human head from the depths of Cold Lake, Colorado, sheriff David Wolf and his deputies scramble to the scene. It doesn't take long to realize more surprises lurk below.
Their grim discoveries reopen a cold case Wolf’s father worked twenty-two years ago, and Wolf must try to succeed where his father failed before him. Wolf has the advantage on his dad, though, because he has bodies. Lots of them.
Amid sweeping political changes that have his department and the entire county on edge, Wolf and his deputies come to the disturbing realization there is a dangerous serial killer in their midst—one who will stop at nothing to remain hidden.
Can Wolf and his deputies unveil the truth before someone pays the ultimate price?
This fifth installment of the David Wolf Mystery Thriller series is chock-full of suspense, mystery, and action that will keep you glued through the final sentence.
When a dead body is discovered stuffed inside a car trunk in the forest outside Rocky Points, Colorado, Chief Detective David Wolf finds himself involved in a case that will rock the local community. But as details emerge, the tension rises higher when it’s clear the driver’s last client was Tom Rachette, Wolf’s loyal detective. Worse yet, Detective Rachette is no longer answering his phone.
At the same time, Wolf gets a cryptic email that jars loose war memories he'd rather forget. And it soon becomes clear he must face his past head-on if he wants to save his friend from certain death.
This harrowing tenth installment of the David Wolf mystery-thriller series will keep you guessing until the very end. Join the adventure and watch Wolf and his friends as they're pushed to their physical, mental, and emotional limits untangling clues from the past and present so they might live to see another day.
Chief Detective David Wolf’s son has a new girlfriend, and when she discovers her father—a well known man in ancient fossils trade circles—has been murdered, she and the rest of her shattered family turn to Wolf to bring them justice.
With the help of a small town sheriff and a retired police dog named Jet, Wolf follows the clues to a dig site in western Colorado, where secrets have been entombed for eons, and people are dying to keep them that way.
In a place where killing monsters are buried under the earth, it becomes clear there are still some roaming topside, and in this suspense-filled seventh installment of the David Wolf Mystery Thriller series, Wolf must keep his wits or it will be his bones found next.