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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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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!
WIth over a 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.
If you're a fan of David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett, Robert Ludlum’s Bourne and Janson, John Sandford’s Prey Series, Craig Johnson’s Longmire, Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch, Jonathan Kellerman, Robert Dugoni, and Stuart Woods, then you will be sucked into this page-turning David Wolf mystery-thriller. 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Sergeant David Wolf of the Sluice County SD headquartered in the ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado, receives word that his brother has committed suicide in the Alps of Italy.
Devastation and resentment over his only sibling's selfish act quickly gives way to a nagging suspicion that he isn't getting the whole truth. Conviction alone is enough to pull Wolf from pressing events in his Colorado Rockies home town to the entirely foreign land of Northern Italy, and into a deadlier situation than he could have imagined.
With the help of a beautiful officer of the Carabinieri, Wolf must piece together the mystery of his brother's last fateful night without ruffling too many feathers, or paying the ultimate price.
Deputy Sergeant David Wolf has been waiting sixteen years for today's opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his late father and become Sheriff of the Sluice County SD, headquartered in the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. What he's offered, however, isn't quite what he's expecting. And for Wolf, refusing turns out to be harder, and much deadlier, than he could have anticipated.
When a rich and powerful enemy corrupts the SCSD from within, Wolf becomes hunted by his own department, along with a special forces killing machine whose psychotic lust for blood is never denied.
In this action-packed, suspense filled adventure -- the second installment in the David Wolf series -- Wolf must draw on all his skills in the high Rocky Mountain forest and solve a disturbing mystery involving an item from his past if he wants to live to see another day.
ALIVE AND KILLING
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 his father-son camping trip may have just 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 — his only son.
In this stomach-dropping, action and suspense packed third installment of the David Wolf Mystery Thriller series, Wolf partners with a beautiful FBI agent to bust an inter-continental conspiracy threatening anyone who has the bad enough luck to stumble on it.
The small town of Rocky Points, Colorado has just been hit with an epic snowstorm. When the snow removal process uncovers a dead body -- a young woman brutally murdered and clearly marked with some sort of cryptic message -- Sheriff David Wolf and his deputies are left scrambling to find a killer before he strikes again.
In this fourth installment of the suspense-filled David Wolf Mystery Thriller Series, Wolf's investigation leads him to corruption involving the highest authorities and a deadly foe, forcing him to gamble life, limb, and his en
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.
Loyalty pulls Wolf into the case. Getting back out alive will be another matter.
The latest brand new thrill-ride mystery in the #1 Amazon bestselling David Wolf series.
One man is dead and another is missing down south near Ridgway, Colorado. When the local law enforcement reaches out to Chief Detective David Wolf's department, his task is to check on former-sheriff Harold "Hal" Burton. Because a person of interest in the case has also gone missing--Burton's estranged nephew, Jesse.
Out of loyalty to his old boss, Wolf is sucked into the case, and it soon becomes clear there is more going on than meets the eye. And as for disturbing clues, there are plenty to meet the eye when they arrive in Ridgway.
Meanwhile, change is in the air back in Rocky Points, as palpable as the buzz before a lightning strike. And it looks like if Wolf can survive the forces at play amid the jagged skies of the San Juan mountains, then more trouble awaits at home.
The acclaimed Amazon bestselling David Wolf mystery-thriller series continues in this new pulse-pounding mystery thriller, where things are not always what they seem. If Wolf wants to see justice served and stay around to see another day, he'll need to draw on all his wits. But, this time even that may not be enough.
If you like C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett, James Patterson, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch, Craig Johnson’s Longmire, and David Baldacci, then this David Wolf Mystery Thriller is sure to keep you flipping pages until the late hours of the night.
If you like chest tightening suspense, plots with more turns than a Colorado mountain road, thrills that will leave you sucking air, and smart characters you’ll love like family, then the Wolf series is for you.
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When a man careens off the road into the frigid waters of the Chautauqua River, Chief Detective David Wolf risks his own life to bring the man to shore. News of Wolf’s bravery travels fast through the burgeoning ski town of Rocky Points, Colorado, and before long he’s pulled into the political grinder, where candidates are eager to exploit Wolf’s character for their own gain. Injured as well in the process, it seems his heroic deed was some cruel twist of fate, that is, until he meets Lauren Coulter, a new girl in town and a nurse at the local hospital.
Lauren is smart, beautiful, and just Wolf’s type. The connection between them is there. But just as they get started, so does the killing. And as bodies start emerging, so do the secrets from Lauren’s troubled past.
Has fate steered Wolf to the wrong woman? Or is someone more devious behind the wheel? Lives will depend on how fast Wolf can come up with the answer, and this time, living with failure will prove to be something much worse than death.
Chief Detective David Wolf is called to a crime scene next to the Chautauqua River, where a woman resident of Rocky Points has been murdered. The killer has left a well-known signature not seen for years--a severed ear. For Wolf, the gruesome display is a surprise, but so is the FBI beating the local department to the scene.
While the town reels with panic, Wolf learns the latest victim was dating an SBCSD deputy whose past directly links to similar killings in the Four Corners area. Worse, the FBI has more secrets they’re not telling, only adding to the mounting questions about how to catch this calculating, ruthless murderer.
In this nail-biting ninth book of the David Wolf Mystery-Thriller series, Wolf and special agent Kristen Luke will be pushed to their furthest limits yet to find answers. But the killer isn't waiting around for them to figure it out. He has more work to do, more payments that require his signature.
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.