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Hideout (Alice Vega #3)
*Sue Grafton Memorial Award Winner (2023 Edgars)


Alice Vega has made a career of finding the missing against a ticking clock, but she’s never had a case like Zeb Williams, who's been gone for thirty years. It was 1984, and the big Cal-Stanford football game was tied with seconds left on the clock. Zeb Williams grabbed the ball and ran the wrong way, through the marching band, off the field, and out of the stadium. He disappeared into legend, replete with Elvis-like sightings and a cult following.
Zeb’s cold trail leads Vega to southern Oregon, where she discovers an anxious community living under siege by a local hate group called Liberty Pure. As Vega starts digging into the past, the mystery around Zeb’s disappearance grows deeper, and the reach of Liberty Pure grows more disturbing. Everyone has something to hide, and no one can cut to the truth like Alice Vega. 


The Janes (Alice Vega #2)

On the outskirts of San Diego, the bodies of two young women are discovered. They have no names, no IDs, and no family looking for them. Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring, the police and FBI reach out to Alice Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing, for help in finding out who the Janes were–and finding the others who are missing. 

Alice Vega is a powerful woman whose determination is matched only by her intellect, and, along with her partner Cap, she will stop at nothing to find the Janes before it is too late. 

Two Girls Down (Alice Vega #1)

When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing OxyContin and meth epidemic, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. Cap is a man trying to put the scandal of his past behind him and move on, but Vega needs his help to find the girls, and she will not be denied. 

With little to go on, Vega and Cap will go to extraordinary lengths to untangle a dangerous web of lies, false leads, and complex relationships to find the girls before time runs out, and they are gone forever.



Praise for the Alice Vega series


For Two Girls Down:

“Opening this book is like arming a bomb—the suspense is relentless and the payoff is spectacular.  Lead character Alice Vega is sensational—I want to see lots more of her.”

Lee ChildNew York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels 

"From its haunting opening to the pulse-pounding final sequences, Two Girls Down delivers a gripping read. Alice Vega and Max Caplan are characters I'd follow anywhere, and Louisa Luna is a writer to watch. Highly recommended."

—Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead

“Louisa Luna is an incredibly talented writer with a bewitching gift for storytelling, and Two Girls Down fairly crackles with energy and suspense from the first page to the last.  I can't ever recall a time before now that I lost sleep as a result of reading a crime thriller. This one, I just could not put down.”

Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time and The Heavenly Table

For The Janes:


The Janes is a timely, gripping thriller with an ending that will leave you utterly satisfied but wanting more of Alice Vega. Get to know her now, because she and her partner, Max Caplan, will be around for the long haul.”

Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister

The Janes has everything—a plot ripped from the headlines and darkly twisted, explosive action, original characters, a dash of humor, and memorable settings. The story grabs the reader like a steel band of cold tension tightening with each new development. Investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan deserve a long career with many more cases ahead.” 

Anne Hillerman, author of the New York Times best-selling Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito mysteries

"PI Alice Vega is nothing less than an utterly compelling protagonist in her second case (after Two Girls Down, 2018), which resumes her remarkable partnership with fellow PI Max Caplan. . . A somewhat Shakespearean ending satisfies with triumphant women standing strong on a stage littered with battered villains.” 

Booklist, starred review

For Hideout:

“Luna takes the usual private eye tropes and imbues them with added resonance. Vega is an excellent investigator who doesn’t bounce back right away from physical harm, and her relationship with Cap earns its complexity. I know I’ll be reading more of this series, and you should, too.” 

Sarah Weinman, The New York Times Book Review

“Vega. . . returns with a fury that singes the corners off the pages. This is the third Alice Vega novel (after The Janes, 2020), and they just keep getting better, thanks to brilliant characterizations and lots of surprises. Jack Reacher fans will adore her. The vengeful Alice is as intriguing as the bride in Kill Bill. Viva la Vega!” 

Booklist, starred review

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