When Hollywood’s rich & famous need a vault opened with no questions asked

there’s only one person they call:

Monna Locke

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Joseph Reid is the author of the Amazon Charts-bestselling Seth Walker series (TAKEOFF, FALSE HORIZON, and DEPARTURE) as well as the new thriller THE LOCK BOX.

Joseph’s first career was as a research marine biologist, studying all manner of sharks including great whites. After receiving biology degrees from Duke University and the University of California at Davis, Joseph left science for Notre Dame Law School. For nearly twenty-five years, he has worked as a patent litigator, trying million- and billion-dollar cases for litigants ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 50 companies.

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“Instantly propulsive and lightning fast, with nonstop action and a riveting plot.”

—Bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan

“… fast-paced thriller filled with twists, tradecraft and written by a new master of suspense.”

—Award-winning author Jamie Freveletti

The Lock Box has everything I love in a thriller. I couldn’t put it down.”

—Bestselling author Meg Gardiner
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The Lock Box

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Nearly a decade after getting chased out of the Army for fighting back against abuse, Monna Locke’s skill and discretion have made her the go-to safecracker for Los Angeles clients who need vaults opened and no questions asked. When a lawyer hires her to retrieve a box from his client’s mansion, it seems like an easy payday—until she opens the safe and is immediately attacked by heavily-armed men.