The Aroostine Higgins Series

Governments, hospitals, and industry use computerized industrial control systems to remotely monitor and control elevators, electricity, alarms, surveillance systems, and more. It's convenient and efficient. And potentially deadly. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins put her personal life on hold to join the Department of Justice's elite Criminal Division. Now she’s prosecuting two men accused of attempting to bribe a foreign government official. 

But everything's going wrong. 

Her pretrial motion vanishes from the federal court's electronic docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery turns into a near-death experience. 

When Aroostine's past comes crashing into her present, her most critical vulnerability is exploited and she finally admits she isn't simply suffering a string of bad luck. 

An unseen enemy is determined to destroy her—and the only man she's ever loved—unless she finds him first. 

 
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Investigating an embezzlement scheme at a Native American casino tears federal prosecutor Aroostine Higgins away from a romantic getaway with her husband, Joe.

 

Dispatched by her superior in the hopes that her Native American roots will win trust in a community wary of outsiders, Aroostine goes on high alert when she finds her would-be informant executed in his home.  Money skimming, murder, and rumors of stolen military weapons are linked to someone on the reservation, and Aroostine butts heads with tribal authorities bent on solving the crime and doling out punishment on their own terms.

 

After narrowly escaping a deadly ambush, she and Joe must somehow protect each other and another whistle-blower from a killer’s bullet. She’ll have to connect with the heritage she left behind in order to track down this ruthless killer.

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Aroostine Higgins returns in CALCULATED RISK, the third book in the Aroostine Higgins Novel Series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller.

A woven basket of unexplained provenance. A missing socialite. A desecrated corpse.

For a sleepy Southern Louisiana town, Belle Rue was home to an awful lot of secrets.

Office of Tribal Affairs Liasion Aroostine Higgins came to Belle Rue with a simple mission: track down the weaver a one-of-a-kind example of Native American basketry. But the when her trail collides with a homicide investigation undertaken by the local police chief and coroner, Aroostine and her husband Joe find themselves in the middle of a scandal that spans generations.

 
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Aroostine Higgins is back in USA Today bestseller Melissa F. Miller’s enthralling series. With nothing left to lose, Aroostine becomes a relentless hunter who won’t stop until she finds a missing teenager and brings justice to a hurting community.

After her husband dies in a car accident, Aroostine wants to be left alone to mourn. But life has other plans for her. When a teenage girl goes missing, the authorities write her off as a rebellious runaway. An old friend implores Aroostine to help track down the girl for her desperate mother.

Still reeling, Aroostine sets off on a cross-country hunt that puts her in the cross-hairs of a shadowy organization with violent ties as she searches for a girl who has very good reasons to want to stay lost.

 
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A mother and her eleven-year-old daughter vanish from their Crossfire Creek home. The girl is vulnerable. The mother, impulsive. Tracker Aroostine Higgins is called in to find them, fast, before they're hurt ... or worse.

 

Aroostine assumes her Rue Jackman alias, packs up her truck, and hits the road with her dog Rufus by her side to do what she does best: Find the missing.

 

Unofficially, under the radar, and not necessarily entirely legally. 

 

Meanwhile, Special Agent Patton Banks of the National Park Services Investigative Services Branch is tasked with solving the execution-style murder of a low-level criminal.

 

Officially, entirely legally, and as quickly as possible.

 

When Aroostine's search gets tangled up with Patton's investigation, the collision sets off a barrage ... and she's caught in the crossfire.

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