Best A.J. Stewart books

Stiff Arm Steal (Miami Jones Florida Mystery Series) (Volume 1)

A.J. Stewart

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The prize possession of former football hero, part-time media personality and full-time blowhard BJ Baker has been stolen from his palatial Palm Beach home. Baker has called in the Mayor, the police, the sheriff and everyone else he can co-opt into the search. But if he really wants the person who can find it, one name keeps coming up. Miami Jones. Problem is, he can't stand Jones. And the feeling is mutual. Miami takes on a jealous husband, a feisty ex-con and a police detective desperate to claim everyone else's 15 minutes of fame, and he finds that Florida is home to so many retired athletes he could start a pensioner football league. But can Miami hunt down the culprit before they graduate from theft to something far more deadly?

No Right Turn (Miami Jones Florida Mystery Series) (Volume 8)

A.J. Stewart

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The new mystery from USA Today bestselling author AJ Stewart goes full throttle! In the aftermath of a hurricane, Miami Jones wants nothing more than to clean up his house and his favorite bar. He doesn't want a new case. He doesn't need a new case. But when the daughter of a NASCAR legend comes calling, Miami must buckle up for the ride of his life. Series praise: "...strong, unstereotyped, and engaging..." Kirkus Reviews "a well-balanced mix of intrigue, dry humor, and wit..." Manhattan Book Review "Robert B. Parker meets Carl Hiaasen." - Bookbub "A five-star romp by one of the best mystery writers around." - Charles Ray Reviews

Offside Trap: A Miami Jones Florida Mystery (Miami Jones Florida Mystery Series) (Volume 2)

A.J. Stewart

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A university president with delusions of grandeur. A property developer with mob ties. A crooked politician fast-tracking projects for cash. Just another day in South Florida. When Miami Jones is hired by an old college friend to investigate the drug overdose of a star student-athlete, he is thrust into the dark intersection of academia, politics and the Miami drug world, where he finds himself fighting to not just solve the crime, but to save those he loves most.

King Tide (Miami Jones Florida Mystery) (Volume 7)

A.J. Stewart

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A hurricane is bearing down on the Florida coast. At one of Palm Beach’s most exclusive hotels a guest dies in a bizarre accident. Or was it murder? Trapped by the storm, Miami Jones and his nemesis from the local police department must match wits in a search for the truth, before the rising water or something worse consumes them all.

Deep Rough (Miami Jones Florida Mystery) (Volume 6)

A.J. Stewart

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The worst lies end up in the deep rough… When a South Florida golf club is hit with a series of suspicious events on the eve of hosting a big tournament, there’s only one man to call. Miami Jones. But when a caddy goes missing after an altercation with Jones, Miami finds himself in the middle of the case, not just solving it. Miami must navigate billionaire property developers engaged in a high-priced tit-for-tat, death threats and a state investigator who is interested in his girlfriend in a professional capacity and maybe more—to keep himself, the club and the great state of Florida well and truly out of the deep rough. "I rarely read a book where I find myself wishing the characters were real, and that I could know them. That's true of Miami and friends" - Reader review "I could not stop laughing." Reader review

Crash Tack (Miami Jones Florida Mystery Series) (Volume 5)

A.J. Stewart

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Still Waters Run . . . Deadly Sailing the Caribbean is every yacht owner's dream. Azure waters, golden sunshine and warm winds greet sailors in every port. But that dream is shattered when one boat returns from a race without its captain. The story is that the skipper fell overboard, but the clues point to something much more sinister and one of the crew is arrested. And that crew member happens to be a friend of Miami Jones. Miami and his mentor Lenny Cox turn their sights on the rest of the crew, and run up against a prosecutor looking to prove himself in the job, a crew with more secrets than J. Edgar Hoover, and an ex-wife waiting for the insurance payday of a lifetime.

Miami Jones Florida Mystery Series Box Set - Books 1-4: Toes in the Sand Collection

A.J. Stewart

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The first four novels in the USA Today Bestselling series reviews are calling "A five-star romp by one of the best mystery writers around."

This omnibus edition contains the first FOUR books in the Miami Jones series, with over 1200 pages of fun, mystery and good dose of Florida sun

Meet MIAMI JONES.

New England transplant, private investigator and lover of palm tree print shirts.

Join Miami and his band of friends and associates as their quiet drinks under the palapa at their local Florida bar are interrupted by cases that only the Miami Jones can solve.

Stiff Arm Steal

The prize possession of former football hero, part-time media personality and full-time blowhard BJ Baker has been stolen from his palatial Palm Beach home. Baker has called in the Mayor, the police, the sheriff and everyone else he can co-opt into the search. But if he really wants the person who can find it, one name keeps coming up. Miami Jones. Problem is, he can't stand Jones. And the feeling is mutual.

Miami takes on a jealous husband, a feisty ex-con and a police detective desperate to claim everyone else's 15 minutes of fame, and he finds that Florida is home to so many retired athletes he could start a pensioner football league. But can Miami hunt down the culprit before they graduate from theft to something far more deadly?

Offside Trap

A university president with delusions of grandeur. A property developer with mob ties. A crooked politician fast-tracking projects for cash. Just another day in South Florida.

When Miami Jones is hired by an old college friend to investigate the drug overdose of a star student-athlete, he is thrust into the dark intersection of academia, politics and the Miami drug world, where he finds himself fighting to not just solve the crime, but to save those he loves most.

High Lie

Miami Jones knows that South Florida has its fair share of sharks, and not all of them live in the ocean. When a young boy is dumped in the water off the coast, Miami goes looking for answers. What he finds is a world of crooked bookmakers, slick Las Vegas Casino moguls and a desperate band of brothers playing a forgotten sport. Forgotten by everyone except the person who wants the players dead.

Miami takes Florida sliding down a sinkhole rather personally, so now he’ll stop at nothing to prevent the circling sharks from consuming his beloved home.

Dead Fast

To most people Jamaica is sun, sea and rum drinks by the pool. But Miami Jones and Danielle Castle don't vacation like most people. After witnessing an assault on a young man in Montego Bay, Miami and Danielle are hired to protect a young athlete with Olympic dreams.

But there are lots of athletes with those dreams, and not all of them play by the rules. Miami and Danielle find themselves up against corrupt officials, athlete managers with a kit-bag full of dirty tricks, and a local police force that might be in it up to their necks. In a paradise where running fast is the national pastime, Miami and Danielle must go at full throttle to protect their client and help him hit the finish line alive.


First four books in the humorous mystery series. Intrigue on the beaches of Florida and on the islands of Caribbean. Fun for lovers of private investigators.

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*USA Today bestseller list 6 April 2017

Persuasion and Social Movements, Sixth Edition

Charles J. Stewart

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Conflict over moral, religious, social, political, and economic values fuel social movements. People form organized collectivities to promote or to oppose changes in societal norms and values. The steady growth in globalization and access to information have increased the perception of threats to identity, values, and culture. Persuasion and Social Movements provides a solid foundation for understanding how people collectively shape society. The latest edition marks three decades of synthesizing, applying, and extending research and theories about the persuasive efforts of social movements. Historic and current examples illustrate the many facets of social movement persuasion:

Persuasion is inherently practical; we can study it most profitably by examining the functions of persuasive acts.

Even apparently irrational acts make sense to the actor effective analysis discovers the reasoning behind the acts.

People create and comprehend their world through symbols, and it is people who create, use, ignore, or act on these symbolic creations.

Although they remain important in social movement persuasion, speeches are now one of many resources for organizing and carrying out a variety of protests.

New technologies have transformed how social movements come into existence, constitute organizations, establish coalitions, pressure institutions, and communicate with a wide variety of audiences.

Social movements sometimes sell conspiracy theories to skeptical audiences, justify inherently divisive tactics, and use violence as a rhetorical strategy.

Institutions and countermovements have a variety of strategies for resistance.

Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Borchers, Persuasion in the Media Age, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577668268); Bowers et al., The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577666141); Denton-Kuypers, Politics and Communication in America: Campaigns, Media, and Governing in the 21st Century (ISBN 9781577665335); Miller, Introduction to Collective Behavior and Collective Action, Third Edition (ISBN 9781478600572); and Woodward-Denton, Persuasion and Influence in American Life, Seventh Edition (ISBN 9781478607892).

The Final Tour (John Flynn Thrillers) (Volume 1)

A.J. Stewart

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The new series from USA Today bestselling author AJ Stewart

Jacques Fontaine always wanted to serve but he never expected to lead this band of brothers. Different nationalities, different languages, a collection of misfits. And the world's elite terrorist hunters. Sent to Iraq during the US drawdown on what appears to be a routine investigation, they find themselves under attack from insurgents, the military and unseen forces with widespread political connections.

With their careers—if not their lives—under threat, Fontaine must lead his unit through the fire if this isn't to become their final tour of duty.

"There is absolutely nothing to not like about this series debut, if you like thrillers!" - Reader Review

In Search of Ancient Roots: The Christian Past and the Evangelical Identity Crisis

Kenneth J. Stewart

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Protestant evangelicalism is in crisis. Today it is increasingly difficult for Protestants to identify what counts as distinctively Protestant, much less what counts as evangelical. As evangelicals increasingly lose contact with the churches and traditions descending from the Reformation, and as relations with Roman Catholicism continue to thaw, it becomes harder to explain why one should remain committed to the Reformation in the face of perceived deficits and theological challenges with the Protestant tradition. A common complaint about Protestant evangelicalism is its apparent disconnect from ancient Christianity. The antiquity and catholicity of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy seem to outshine the relative novelty of the Reformation. Some evangelical churches appear to be uninterested in the ancient historical roots of their faith as well as being liturgically and doctrinally unstable. Many within evangelicalism seem to have accepted at face value the suggestion that the evangelical faith is no more than a threadbare descendant of ancient Christianity. The result is that a number of younger Protestants in recent years have abandoned evangelicalism, turning instead to practices and traditions that appear more rooted in the early church. In Search of Ancient Roots examines this phenomenon and places it within a wider historical context. Ken Stewart argues that the evangelical tradition in fact has a much healthier track record of interacting with Christian antiquity than it is usually given credit for. He surveys five centuries of Protestant engagement with the ancient church, showing that Christians belonging to the evangelical churches of the Reformation have consistently seen their faith as connected to early Christianity. Stewart explores areas of positive engagement, such as the Lord's Supper and biblical interpretation, as well as areas that raise concerns, such as monasticism. In Search of Ancient Roots shows that evangelicals need not view their tradition as impoverished or lacking deep roots in the tradition. Christian antiquity is the heritage of all orthodox Christians, and evangelicals have the resources in their history to claim their place at the ecumenical table.