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Publisher Description

“A page-turner! Smart, fast-paced and surprising.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winner, Author of Say No More

Freshly minted college graduate Maggie O’Malley embarks on a career fueled by professional ambition and a desire to escape the past. As a pharmaceutical researcher, she’s determined to save lives from the shelter of her lab. But on her very first day she’s pulled into a world of uncertainty. Reminders appear on her phone for meetings she’s never scheduled with people she’s never met. People who end up dead. 

With help from her best friend, Maggie discovers the victims on her phone are connected to each other and her new employer. She soon unearths a treacherous plot that threatens her mission—and her life. Maggie must unlock deadly secrets to stop horrific abuses of power before death comes calling for her.

Related subjects include: women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth mysteries, book club recommendations, suspense, medical thrillers.

Books in the Maggie O’Malley Mystery Series:


Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all.

Author Bio:  

When Kathleen Valenti isn’t writing page-turning mysteries that combine humor and suspense, she works as a nationally award-winning advertising copywriter. Protocol is her debut novel and the first of the Maggie O’Malley mystery series. Kathleen lives in Oregon with her family where she pretends to enjoy running. 

Mysteries & Thrillers
September 5
Henery Press
Henery Press LLC

Customer Reviews

Marla Bradeen ,


PROTOCOL has everything you can ask for in a good mystery: intrigue, memorable characters, humor, and a story that keeps you guessing. I loved the book's unique premise, its fast pace, and the constant suspense. An excellent pick for anyone in search of a smart read.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book.

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