If you're new to the Virgil Jones mystery, thriller and suspense series, the books are meant to be read in order. Doing so gives the reader a wonderful sense of depth and character backstory. Start with State Of Anger. After you've finished State Of Anger, you'll definitely want to read State Of Betrayal, as it picks up right where State of Anger ends. And when you're done with State Of Betrayal, stay tuned, because State Of Control will be released this year! And don't worry, even though the books are meant to be read in order, there are no cliff-hangers and each novel stands nicely on its own.