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Next of Kin

(2017)
(The first book in the Detective Buddy Lock series)
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“In Tucker’s impressive first novel and series launch, NYPD detective Buddy Lock…keeps the excitement level high throughout. The surprise ending will leave readers impatiently awaiting Buddy’s next outing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A New Year’s Eve celebration begins with the pop of a champagne cork—and ends with the bone-chilling screams of a killer’s victims. Ten-year-old Ben Brook is the lone survivor of the brutal murder of his wealthy family at their upstate New York compound. But from the moment he evades death, Ben’s life is in constant danger. Can NYPD detective Buddy Lock keep the boy safe from a killer intent on wiping out the entire Brook clan?

When two more massacres decimate the Brookses’ ranks, Buddy’s hunt narrows. But his challenges grow as power, money, and secret crimes from the family’s past stand in the way. With Ben more and more at risk, Buddy steps closer to the edge, forcing a relentless killer to become more brazen, brutal, and cunning. Saving the boy will put all of Buddy’s skills to the test…and risk the lives of everyone he loves.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Terrific plot! And Buddy Lock is a cop protagonist that’s a delightful departure from the norm. I’m wholeheartedly recommending Next of Kin." - Mike Lawson


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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Next of Kin (Buddy Lock Thrillers)
Author(s): James Tucker
ISBN: 1-5420-4566-5 / 978-1-5420-4566-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Next of Kin: 1
Author(s): James Tucker
ISBN: 1-72130-070-8 / 978-1-72130-070-9
Publisher: Bolinda/Brilliance audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Next of Kin (Detective Buddy Lock Thrillers)
Author(s): James Tucker
ISBN: 1-5436-0283-5 / 978-1-5436-0283-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Next of Kin (Detective Buddy Lock Thrillers)
Author(s): James Tucker
ISBN: 1-5436-0284-3 / 978-1-5436-0284-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Next of Kin
Author(s): James Tucker
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Next of Kin
Author(s): James Tucker
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Next of Kin
Author(s): James Tucker
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Next of Kin
Author(s): James Tucker
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Next of Kin (Buddy Lock Thrillers Book 1)
Author(s): James Tucker
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU