Polis Books

J.D. Rhoades

J.D. Rhoades was born and raised in North Carolina. He has worked as a radio news reporter, club DJ, television cameraman, ad salesman, waiter, practicing attorney, and newspaper columnist. His weekly column in the Southern Pines, North Carolina Pilot was named best column of the year in its division for 2005.

His first novel, The Devil’s Right Hand, was released in 2005 and was nominated for the prestigious Shamus Award for Best First Novel. Good Day in Hell, his second novel featuring North Carolina bail bondsman Jack Keller, was released in March 2006. Safe and Sound, July 2007, also features Jack Keller. Breaking Cover, July 2008, is a standalone thriller, and was followed by Broken Shield. The first three Keller novels are available in ebook, and the fourth never-before-published Jack Keller novel, Devils And Dust, will be released in hardcover and ebook on February 24th, 2015.

He lives, writes, and practices law in Carthage, North
Carolina. Follow J.D. Rhoades on Twitter and Facebook.

Broken Shield

The scorching sequel to the bestselling BREAKING COVER, featuring FBI Agent Tony Wolf and Chief Deputy Tim Buckthorn.

Hellhound On My Trail

"J.D. Rhoades writes action as well as anybody in the business, and Jack Keller is a winner." —C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Fortunate Son

"J.D. Rhoades writes action as well as anybody in the business" —C.J. Box

Ice Chest

"Every one of these characters could star in his or her own thriller...together they comprise an ensemble that delivers nonstop entertainment. Does Rhoades do comic caper novels better than he does high-octane thrillers? Too close to call." —Booklist (starred review)

Breaking Cover

"If thriller fans are thinking Lee Child here, they’re right on target. Like Child, Rhoades dishes out one airtight action scene after another, mixing in just enough character-building moments and holding our interest in a full cast of nicely developed supporting players." -Booklist

Won't Back Down

Jack Keller’s never been one to back down, and once again, he’ll be forced to pick up the gun to defend the people he loves. This time, however, he won’t be alone, and Jack will find out that the debts of his past may never be paid in full.

The Devil's Right Hand

"Rhoades slaps this supercharged crime-fiction debut into overdrive in the first paragraph and never lets up...More Keller, please, and soon." --Booklist (Starred review)

The Jack Keller Box Set

The first three novels in the acclaimed Jack Keller series by J.D. Rhodes, nominated for numerous awards and guaranteed to cost you several nights' sleep.

Devils And Dust

"For fans of high-octane thrillers that don’t ignore character development, Rhoades belongs on the same reading list with Stephen Hunter, Lee Child, and Randy Wayne White." --Booklist

Safe And Sound

"Think of Keller as a similarly tortured, contemporary version of William Munny in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven." --Booklist

Good Day In Hell

"Well-crafted...Fast-paced and rich in regional color, this satisfying thriller is notable for its empathetic portrayal of the two emotionally damaged protagonists, each struggling with past trauma." --Publishers Weekly

The Killing Look

A thrilling historical drama about a former Civil War soldier who finds himself caught up in deadly conspiracy in Gilded Age San Francisco. "A cracking page-turner you won't want to put down." ―Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Heart of Florence