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

there’s only one person they call:

Monna Locke


Joseph Reid is the author of the Amazon Charts-bestselling Seth Walker series (TAKEOFF, FALSE HORIZON, and DEPARTURE) as well as the forthcoming 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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The Locke Box by Parker Adams

The Lock Box

Written as Parker Adams

Coming March 19, 2024

When an army vet-turned-safecracker is forcibly recruited to be part of a dangerous heist, she’ll need all her skills to get out alive in this fast-paced thriller perfect for fans of Jeffery Deaver and P. J. Tracy.

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.