Crack. Rock. Crystal. Dead faces standing on street corners, selling drugs to the hopeless — the forgotten – losing their souls in the bargain

The war isn’t overseas. It isn’t south of the border. It’s in Everytown, USA. FBI Agent Jack Davis is neck deep in a dark urban war and it’s not some pansy-ass X-Box Modern Warfare fantasy. He’s caught in the crossfire of a war that rages on in the bleak and brutal streets.

And Jack is fighting another war; this one inside his body as a mysterious disorder makes him shake when he should shoot.

Jack’s latest case sends him on a dark journey steeped in the stench of death and endangering his daughter. Critical information is leaking — no — pouring out of the case. He can’t trust anyone as betrayal buries the truth in a deadly web of deception.

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Go with Jack Davis and his colleagues as they relentlessly track an unlikely killer…or is it two?

Get your copy of Shakedown today and invite Jack Davis to bed — or the pool, or the coffee shop — anywhere you like to read intense suspense.

In Shakedown, I introduce the brilliant and enigmatic Special Agent Jack Davis. Davis suffers from the same rare movement disorder that I have <link to about page>, giving him character a uniquely authentic true-to-life quality.

James Patterson crime thriller fan? Take off on a rocket-fueled suspense ride with Shakedown, the first book in my Jack Davis Thriller Series.

Then, once you catch your breath, grab the other two books in the series, The Dead Man and No Way Out and buckle up for a roller coaster ride of suspense and shocking twists.



Reviews for Shakedown

"Shakedown is a really fine novel. Joel Goldman has got it locked and loaded and full of the blood of character and the gritty details that make up the truth. Page for page, I loved it."

Michael Connelly, best-selling crime writer

“Shakedown is a chillingly realistic crime novel - it's fast-paced, smartly plotted, and a gripping read to the very last page. Joel Goldman explores - with an insider's eye - a dark tale of murder and betrayal."

Linda Fairstein, best-selling crime writer

"A killer identified via a fleeting facial expression and behavioural cues turns a middle-aged FBI agent dealing with a disruptive disability into an unexpected hero in Goldman's latest terrific thriller."

Publisher's Weekly

Amazon Customer Reviews

Here is the Amazon Customer review rating for Shakedown based on 40 customer reviews:

Average of 3.6 out of 5.