Alex Kava Announces Publication Date for ‘Fallen Creed’

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We know lots of you are just as crazy about Ryder Creed and Grace as we are. Throughout the first six books in the series, each novel has just gotten better than the last, jam packed with both phenomenal characters and nail-biting suspense. While Alex Kava usually gets the next installment in our hot little hands each year, 2021 has come and gone without a new book. We kept getting emails from all of you asking when the next book will be released. For months, we had no idea. But now we do!

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But before we spill the beans on when you can get your copy of the new book, we thought you might want to know why publication has been delayed until now. Unfortunately, Alex has been very sick. Even though she tried valiantly to stay healthy and just focus on her writing, she wound up in the hospital for five days with Covid-pneumonia.

In Kava’s November newsletter to her fans, she wrote, “It’s been a long recovery. I’m not going to get into details, but I do want to say this: even if you’re vaccinated you are not bulletproof.” She even went on to say that half of her team wound up in the hospital with the same diagnosis! Of course, we hated hearing that Alex and her crew were touched by the pandemic, but we are definitely grateful that they are still alive and kicking and now, finally, back to work.

So now to the bit of news you’ve been waiting for. Fallen Creed will be released March 15, 2022! Isn’t the cover divine? We simply love it! Those red wood are both threatening and enchanting, and we’re pretty sure anything can happen deep within them. As such, this seventh volume in the series has got to be a whopper of a tale and we can’t wait to sink our teeth into it!

We’ve included they synopsis below, as well as links so you can pre-order the book. If you order it from Alex via her website, she will give you a $2 discount and free shipping. Just use promo code: POFALLEN. There isn’t an audiobook available to pre-order just yet. But be patient, it is coming. If, on the other hand, you prefer to order it via Jathan & Heather Books, we will let you know when the book becomes available in our online store. Hang tight! It’s coming.

Also, if you prefer to borrow the book from your local library, that’s great too. Just be sure you reserve the book at your library or ask the librarians to purchase Fallen Creed so you can get it ASAP, maybe even on publication day if you’re lucky. Happy reading!

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The discovery of human remains in a roadside ditch leads K9 handler, Ryder Creed and his scent dog, Grace on a dangerous search. An early October snowstorm isn’t the only thing that blindsides the pair, and SUDDENLY THE TRACKERS BECOME THE TRAPPED.


K9 handler, Ryder Creed and his scent dog, Grace return to Nebraska to join FBI Agent, Maggie O’Dell and Special Investigator, Tommy Pakula on the same task forc that helped rescue his sister, Brodie a year ago. But their job is interrupted when a rural Postal carrier finds a black, plastic bag discarded in a grassy roadside ditch.What’s inside is shocking to even these seasoned investigators: the partial remains of what appears to be a young woman.


Just that morning another young woman has gone missing. Is her disappearance connected? Did she run away? Or was she taken? And is it only a matter of time before she ends up in a roadside ditch?

Ryder agrees to search for her, but an early snowstorm threatens to replace the warm fall temperatures. His scent dog, Grace has never worked in cold and snowy conditions.


The snow blurs the landscape and grinds life to a halt. As Maggie O’Dell searches for answers about the victim, she begins to uncover a cold-blooded, ruthless killer who has murdered before. By the time Maggie realizes no one has heard or seen Ryder since before the snow began to fall, she fears he and Grace may have walked into the killer’s path.

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“Kava melds fact and fiction into a fast-moving, compelling and totally believable story.”

Crime Review, UK

“The Ryder Creed books are absolutely phenomenal.”

Suspense Magazine

“Every time an Alex Kava novel ends, I can’t wait for the next one.”

Jathan & Heather

“Ryder Creed—along with his dogs!—is a true inspiration: tough, smart, and dynamic.”

James Rollins, bestselling author of the Sigma Force series
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Alex Kava
Alex Kava
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Alex Kava is the New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of twenty-one novels that include the critically acclaimed K9 series featuring Ryder Creed and the international bestselling Maggie O’Dell series.

She’s the recipient of two Nebraska Book Awards, a Florida Book Award and the Mari Sandoz Award. Published in thirty-two countries, her novels have sold millions of copies and have made the bestseller lists across the world.

She is a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild and a founding member of International Thriller Writers.

Kava spends her spare time with a pack of Westies (none of them as well trained as Ryder’s dogs).

For events and updates, she invites readers to join her VIR Club (Very Important Readers) at, to like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

By Alex Kava
352 pp. Prairie Wind Publishing. $27.99

Pre-order Fallen Creed from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, or Apple Books. You may also order a personalized hardcover or ebook from the author’s website. You will be able to order from Jathan & Heather Books and other booksellers soon.

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

One Response to Alex Kava Announces Publication Date for ‘Fallen Creed’

  1. Karen Worthing-Thomson says:

    Totally love this series can’t wait for Fallen Creed !!!!!!

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