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Money, sex, power. Jonathon Lindemann offers it all—just don’t mind the missing girls

Jake Longly, ex-pro baseball player turned restauranteur, is back where he belongs: relaxing on the beach in front of his restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama. His peace is interrupted, however, when he receives a call from his private investigator father—April Wilkerson has gone missing from Lindemann Farms, the rustic, yet posh, resort built by self-help and financial guru Jonathon Lindemann.

Lindemann, founder of The Lindemann Method (TLM), recruits wealthy people to join his program, charging a hefty entry fee but in return promising huge financial gains and self-enlightenment. Jake’s celebrity status makes him the best person for the case.

When Jake and his girlfriend, Nicole, go on an undercover visit to Lindemann Farms, some suspicious activity makes them wonder about the legitimacy of TLM. Soon, a private conversation with one of the girls hired to work at the resort reveals their unorthodox, and immoral, recruitment methods.

As the layers peel away, darker edges appear. Does Jonathon truly make money for his investors, or is he a scam artist? Is April merely the latest in a series of missing young women? Jake and Nicole need to find her, and soon, before TLM catches wind of their true reasons for visiting the farm.

Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich

While all of the novels in the Jake Longly Thriller Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:

Deep Six


Sunshine State


The OC



Praise for the Jake Longly Thriller Series

The OC is a poignant and wickedly funny tale. D. P. Lyle's prose is stylish, smart, and compelling. Another grand slam in an immensely entertaining series. Highly recommended.” —Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best-selling author

“We all know Lyle’s erudition and expertise—but who knew he was this funny?” —Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author

“Corruption, vendettas, cartel killers, oh my! Deep Six puts the fun back into late-night reading with this fast-paced romp through murder and mayhem. Prepare to flip the pages.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author

“Jake Longly is a character who would be right at home in the pages of novels by Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard or Tim Dorsey, but he’s also a true original—smart, funny and self-aware—someone you’d love to grab a beer with, assuming he doesn’t get killed first.” —Tim Maleeny, best-selling author

“The clever plot twists will surprise even genre veterans. [Sunshine State] is the best in the series so far.” —Publishers Weekly

“Snappy dialogue, fun characters, smart writing, a juicy mystery—all had me flipping pages until I reached the end. Jake and Nicole remind me of my favorite mystery duo, Nick and Nora Charles, with a modern twist. The Jake Longly series never fails to entertain.” —Allison Brennan, New York Times best-selling author

“[The OC is a] witty, charming, and exciting crime story that rockets to a blood-chilling climax. Make some popcorn, grab a cold drink, and settle in for a fast, single-sitting read.” —Lee Goldberg, New York Times best-selling author

“Snappy dialogue, fantastic scene setting, and polished prose set the action without hampering the pace. Sunshine State is an enjoyable murder mystery filled with heart and humor.” —Foreword Reviews

“The release of a new D.P. Lyle book is a highlight of any year, and Sunshine State is his best yet! This is one of those rare novels where everything in your life stops until you read through to the end. Jake Longly rocks!” —John Gilstrap, New York Times best-selling author

“The dialogue, as always, is witty, fun and the characters wrap you up in a mystery that remains suspenseful through the very last word. I can’t wait for the next D.P. Lyle ride!” —Suspense Magazine

“D.P. Lyle hits it over the fence with A-List. This mystery, featuring former Major League pitcher and reluctant PI Jake Longly, is fast-paced, slick, and funny. Bad times in the Big Easy mean a great time for readers. Head to New Orleans with Jake, and enjoy the trip.” —Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author

“Page-turning action and knockout dialogue from a master craftsman and storyteller. I devoured this one!” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times best-selling author