From storyteller James Tucker comes the newest Buddy Lock Thriller!

This killer knows how to take down Buddy Lock: destroy his family.

The Buddy Lock series continues in The Holdouts, a breathtaking thriller of power, corruption and murder.


Available October 2018 – Preorder Now!

Buddy Lock Thrillers


To root out the worst, it takes NYPD’s best.

Book 1 

Book 2

Once a piano prodigy, Detective Buddy Lock walked away from Carnegie Hall.

Now Buddy uses his talents to solve crimes. As the NYPD’s most accomplished and unique homicide detective, he’s tuned in to clues nobody else even recognizes. But he's still haunted by one mistake that cost an innocent girl her life.

In The Holdouts, Lock now risks all to make amends, to survive his private hell, and to protect his new family. It’s the reason he can never stop working to mete out justice—and punishment—on the streets of New York City. 

Part Harry Hole, part Jack Ryan, Buddy Lock delivers.

Meet James Tucker

James Tucker is the author of the acclaimed Buddy Lock Thrillers Next of Kin and The Holdouts. He holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and has worked as an attorney at an international law firm.

Currently he manages real estate strategy at a Fortune 50 company, where his work includes frequent travel throughout the United States. Fascinated by crimes of those in power, he draws on these cases for his novels. 

One of four fiction writers awarded a position at a past Mentor Series at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Tucker has attended the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop in Portland, where he was mentored by author Walter Kirn. He lives near Minneapolis with his wife, the painter Megan Rye, and their family.

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Upcoming events

Reading at Edina Reads Program

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Education, Edina Senior Center, Edina High School, and Edina League of Women Voters.
When: Sat October 20 14:00 - 15:30

Book Signing

When: Sat October 27 10:00 - 12:00