" Just wow! James Dain writes stories you can't put down! "


- Charles Anceney, author of The Boy in the Boat

Thrillers You Can't Put Down


Get blown away! James Dain's Hard Knocks series delivers real characters, breakneck pacing, and tough situations--all in fast-paced reads that will keep you turning pages late into the night.

If you like best-selling crime authors like David Baldacci, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, try Dain's Hard Knocks series for more nerve-wracking suspense and shocking twists.

Dain's books are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook editions, and can be read in any order.  "Fun and engrossing"--L.A.Reader

Get more of what you want with these riveting titles!

Can a man stand by when his brother's been murdered?

Even a dead crack addict deserves justice. In rust belt Youngstown, his brother must find and confront the killer--despite the danger to the women he loves.

A dead skier. A missing phone. And a dangerous hit man.

When a young skier is killed on the slopes, her fiancé knows it's no accident. But why is she dead? And what chance does a snowboard coach have against a brutal hit man?

There's a stranger in town, with a dark secret past. Don't turn your back.

A wary cop, a do-gooder priest, a lonely mom and a vulnerable boy who just wants to find his father. When a mysterious drifter infiltrates a small mill town in the 1960s, evil ensues.