White-knuckle fiction: FBI thrillers with a twist of faith.


LJW-Tree-sq smallI love getting lost in a book and I’ll bet you do, too! My FBI thrillers are designed to capture your attention and take you on a white-knuckle roller coaster ride to a satisfying ending. Please take a moment and check out my books and the background behind my writing. My blog reflects my thinking on a variety of topics. Don’t forget my upcoming events.  And browse the locations page and discover what inspired the settings of my books. A search for justice, the hunt for love, a need for hope: These are the threads that comprise my stories. I hope you enjoy them!





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Battered Justice, a sequel to Bloody Point 
An agent is shot outside of Baltimore. When Jake and Cass pursue the shooter they find a tangle of evidence leading them to a local casino–and Chase Westfield, a powerful state senator.
But Jake’s ex-wife, Tam, is married to Chase, and soon Jake discovers she’s being abused.
Will his faith survive what follows after?



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Recent Blog Posts

April 27, 2015 |

Lori Benton’s “The Woods Edge”

  I write contemporary suspense fiction, but every once in a while, I like to immerse myself in a good historical read. Lori Benton has become one of my go-to authors when I’m ready to do just that. “The Wood’s Edge” transports you back to upstate New York in the mid-1700s, to conflicts between English settlers, Indians, and the French, and the struggle to survive in a hostile world. In an impulsive moment, a British major makes a decision that will affect the lives of many people. Love, hatred, fear, and hope play out on the pages like pieces of a mosaic. In the end, the picture that emerges is both thought-provoking and satisfying....

April 6, 2015 |

How’d he die?

Forensics, or forensic science, involves the application of scientific methodology in gathering information to be used in a court of law. Forensic comes from the Latin, forum, which in Roman culture was the public place for political discussion or debate.  Today, what we call “forensics” includes information from a broad range of scientific specialties, including botany, entomology, serology, ballistics, and even psychological analyses. Modern day forensics gained traction from the scientific advancements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But did you know that the very first forensics textbook was written by a Chinese man named Sung Tz’u all the way back in the 12th Century? Concerned that the wrong people might be...

April 5, 2015 |

Butterflies at Easter

THIS COLUMN first appeared in the April 5, 2014 edition of The Free Lance-Star: EASTER SUNDAY morning a few years ago, I sat next to my mother in her Methodist church in Rockville, Md. I grew up in that church. I learned in those Sunday school classrooms, married under the arching wood ceiling of that sanctuary and mourned my father sitting in those familiar pews. Demographics in the community have changed and mainline churches, including my home church, have lost population. So over the years, the church lovingly began to share its spacious facilities with other congregations—Korean and Latino churches among them.  So on that Easter several years ago, the combined service was a...

March 29, 2015 |


THANKS to everyone who attended my workshops at the Women’s Forum in Fredericksburg yesterday!! The winners of the random drawing for a free book are: Meg Bingham Marlene Wareham Kathy Rivers Karen Thatcher Congratulations! You should have gotten an email from me. Let me know what book you want!...

January 3, 2015 |


Some of you have told me how much you liked the character John Crowfeather in “Words of Conviction.” This Navajo agent walked into my manuscript unannounced and soon became a favorite of mine. I made him the grandson of a Navajo Code Talker. This summer, on June 3, the last of the original 29 World War II Code Talkers died. Chester Nez was 93. He told CNN’s Larry King that he joined the Marines in 1942 to “defend the country and my people.” Despite the injustices heaped on Native Americans, he bore no bitterness. After boot camp, he and the other Navajo Marines developed their code using common words that they could easily remember in...

January 3, 2015 |

Welcome, 2015!

How was your 2014? If your year was anything like mine, it was full of twists and turns, high spots and low places, successes and failures. You may not be a writer, but you may identify with some of the things I learned in my chosen profession last year: 1. In 2014, I retired as an opinion writer for a daily newspaper. After studying and commenting on politics, disasters, international horrors, and more for over a dozen years, I concluded the world needed more gospel and less government, more grace and less political sniping. That’s my focus now, through writing, speaking, and teaching.            How about you? What drives your...

July 28, 2014 |

Check it out: Chincoteague ponies!

We’re in Chincoteague for Pony Penning week! I’m posting videos and pictures on my Facebook author page! Come by and see the event made famous by Marguerite Henry in Misty of Chincoteague! https://www.facebook.com/LindaJWhiteBooks?ref=hl  ...

July 25, 2014 |

Pony Penning

Ponies!   Life on the barrier islands off the coast of Virginia is not for the faint of heart. Marshes, mosquitos, harsh ocean winds, and destructive storms marching up the coast have challenged ponies and people for centuries. Today, a beloved tradition commemorates the true grit of both. It’s July, time for Pony Penning on Chincoteague Island, setting for “Seeds of Evidence.” By the late 1600s, English colonists had established farms and villages on what we now call the Delmarva Peninsula. The islands offshore were handy for grazing livestock–the waters provided natural fencing. While legend has it that today’s Chincoteague ponies are the descendants of survivors of the wreck of a Spanish galleon, their...

June 30, 2014 |


Hey, folks, it’s summer!! Time for a beach read or two. So here’s the deal: Send me a picture of one of my books at the beach, at the pool, or even on a bookshelf somewhere, and I’ll enter your name in a random drawing for a $25 gift card for the retailer of your choice! Drawing will be held on Labor Day, so send those pics in to [email protected] Here are some I’ve gotten already:       ...

June 16, 2014 |

Holt Medallion!

Some human activities require a lot of personal investment over a long time with no assurance of reward. Raising kids comes to mind; writing books is another. This weekend, I received a little encouragement for the journey– “Seeds of Evidence” won a Holt Medallion as the Best Book by a Virginia Author, and an Award of Merit for Romantic Suspense in the Virginia Romance Writers 2014 contest! I am thrilled. The book is also a finalist for the RWA Readers Choice Awards and took the prize for best book in the Virginia Professional Communicators Contest. Writing Seeds was a labor of love. I remember thinking, “I don’t care if this ever gets published; I...

May 29, 2014 |

Sweet review!

Here’s a great review of Words of Conviction from FreshFiction.com: Words Of Conviction Linda J. White Reviewed by Audrey Lawrence Posted May 28, 2014 Suspense What a turnaround! One minute she is on a high from getting Senator Grable to admit to influence peddling and then, before the evening is over, Special Agent Mackenzie Graham is trying to help him. No wonder the powerful Senator didn’t want her on the special team to help him find his young five year old daughter Zoe who had been kidnapped from her bed. To top it off, she had neglected to pack an away bag in her car. Why had she made such a newbie mistake? Despite that...

May 2, 2014 |

So thankful!

Three wonderful things have happened this week: 1. Emilie Hendryx posted a great interview HERE but more than that, we’ve made a connection. She’s moving to the D.C. area in the fall to help plant a church which originates out of The Village Church in Dallas. I’m so excited about the passion of my children’s generation for Christ! I’m praying for that new work … and welcome Emilie in advance to the East Coast. 2. Faith Farrell is a born encourager. Plus she likes mystery suspense! She always asks great questions and her interview with moi is HERE.  So thankful for her encouragement! 3. Finally, I found out this week that “Seeds of Evidence”  is...

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