Lone Star Jack: Don’t Mess With a Dangerous Mob Boss

In Lone Star Jack, we meet Cesar Baez, a second generation gangster. The son of a mob boss. A greedy man cursed with intelligence, wealth, and absolutely no conscience. A lethal combination. My research in creating this complex villain brought me to some interesting findings.

From 1929 to 1941, an organized crime group known as Murder, Inc. came to power, said to be responsible for 400 to 1,000 contract killings. They acted as the enforcement arm of the Italian-American Mafia, the Jewish Mob, and other criminal organizations in New York City. Murder, Inc. committed hundreds of murders on behalf of the National Crime Syndicate. They were truly a force to be reckoned with.

Cesar Baez is a hardened man born to the life of a gangster. Taught that if he wanted something, he could take it by force. A man with powerful allies. Armed with his inner circle of closely-connected family, Baez is as great a force to be reckoned with as Murder, Inc.

Together, can Kim, Reacher, and Michael Flint take him down? Or does Cesar Baez have superior skills and resources they won’t see coming?


Lone Star Jack will release in ebook, paperback, hardcover, large print paperback and audio book on October 25, 2022


FBI Special Agent Kim Otto picks up where Lee Child’s Echo Burning leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher.

Impatient with FBI Special Agent Kim Otto’s lack of progress, her boss seeks to show her how it’s done.

Cooper drags Otto to Dallas where he sets a trap to lure Jack Reacher with three carrots: challenge, revenge, and pride.

When a full scale riot breaks out at a prominent politician’s funeral, Otto uncovers a Machiavellian plot to execute his political rival.

A plot Reacher unwittingly put in motion.

Ten years ago, in Lee Child’s Echo Burning, Reacher was recruited to kill a stranger. He refused the mission but teamed up with two women to expose stomach-churning mass slaughter.

Now, Otto and Michael Flint race to find the executioner who refuses to relinquish his ill-gotten legacy.

Filled with twists and turns to keep you breathless until the explosive finale, can Otto and Reacher work together to stop the heinous assassins before it’s too late?

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The Lee Child source book is Echo Burning

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Have you read Echo Burning? Perhaps you recall that Jack Reacher was asked to assassinate a man. Although he certainly could have done the job, Reacher refused. But experienced killers took on the project.

What follows is a twisty tale about life in rural Texas where great distances separate people and places and it was possible to live outside the spotlight of law enforcement, until a stranger comes to town…

That was then, ten years ago.

Now, in Lone Star JackKim Otto finds herself embroiled with the remaining members of the Greer family as they attempt to untangle the aftermath and unintended consequences of Echo Burning.

Kim lost her partner in Jack Knife, as you probably recall. So this time she’s forced to get help from three of the men in her life: Gaspar, Michael Flint, and, finally, Jack Reacher.

I’m really excited for you to read Lone Star Jack and I can’t wait to get it out to you!

Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

Diane Capri

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