Still haunted by the loss of her famous father, newly qualified psychologist Gaby McCray is delighted to be invited to join ETHOS, a prestigious psychological counselling service. Assuming her father’s reputation swung it for her she determines to both prove herself worthy and figure out what has dogged her since childhood – why he committed suicide at the height of his success. Two supposedly off-limits patients – CLIENT X and JESSICA MORGAN – seem like they might know far more than they’re saying. Curious, Gaby allows herself to be drawn into their games to see where they lead her. At first she regards them as the psychopaths, but the more she plays, the more like them she becomes. And the more like them she becomes, the more disturbing the memories that surface of the day her father put a bullet in his brain. Could Gaby know more than she’s saying too? ********************************** “…imaginative and original storytelling… vivid description and strong dialogue…” “…tight and well-structured …intelligent suspense fiction.” “…small and intimate cast of characters … maintain tension and intrigue from the first chapters to the last.”
“A compulsively readable suspense thriller… An investigation into a series of deliberate housefires puts investigative journalist Maxwell Muggs on the trail of a maniac killer in Snowden’s gripping latest. Maxwell Muggs, an investigative reporter and a recovering gambler, gets involved in a case of suspicious fires breaking out around the city. Paired with Scarlett Sympson, an investigator with Albuquerque Fire Department, Maxwell begins to dig deeper into the mystery. By the time Maxwell and Scarlett realize how the case relates to a deeper conspiracy at city hall, they are the next targets. Multidimensional, memorable characters enliven the narrative, and the second storyline involving the self-assured Reginald Muggs is both compelling and convincing. Snowden tackles the issues of duty, responsibility, love, and corruption at higher levels as he brings his intricately crafted plot to its unpredictable end, at the same time leaving readers to ponder questions about the unpredictability of life and mortality and regret over life choices.” The Prairies Book Review *****
Can a man who’s lived a life of crime ever escape his past? The world’s most reluctant private investigator is about to find out... Former bad boy turned local hero, Bill Murdoch, should be happy with his little piece of paradise. After all, he’s got the fancy car and the big house by the beach. The only trouble is he’s slowly suffocating in small town life. So when Murdoch is hired to investigate who framed wealthy businessman, James Harte, for murder, he jumps at the chance. Going undercover amongst the jet set, Murdoch is quickly drawn into an exciting world of yachts, horse racing and glitzy parties. But soon Murdoch’s shady past looks set to catch up with him and when he falls for Harte’s beautiful wife, Amanda, things take a deadly turn. CLASS ACT is the gripping new murder mystery from bestselling author, Ged Gillmore. A perfect piece of modern Australian noir, it will grab you and keep you guessing until the very last line. CLASS ACT is the second book in the Bill Murdoch Mystery series. It is perfect for fans of Peter Temple, Scott Pratt, Jane Harper, Garry Disher, and Peter Corris. Bad-boy-turned-local-hero, Bill Murdoch, returns for more Aussie noir adventures in the sequel BASE NATURE (coming March 2018). For news on upcoming books, visit: www.gedgillmore.com
Rex Dalton and his best friend, Digger, the former military dog, are looking forward to a trouble-free holiday on the idyllic islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. Swimming, playing on the beach, fishing, and hikes. Nothing but the laid-back lifestyle for the two of them. Then Digger introduces Rex to a beautiful French girl, not once, but twice. Soon, Rex and the girl become good friends. Then she disappears, and Rex is accused of having something to do with it. Thus, begins a series of dramatic and life-threatening events with international repercussions with Rex, Digger and the French girl in the center of it. THE FRENCH GIRL is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the sixth book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
Prelude is a prequel to Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 2). Get a behind-the-scenes look at sixteen-year-old Alec Winters, a New Orleans teen-jock, before his strange, supernatural transformation. Discover little-known facts about the cultural differences of the deep-south and a good-ole-boy society where ‘right’ is often seen as ‘wrong’ and the prevailing attitudes might surprise you. Learn how the Winters’ secret family conflict was instrumental in changing Alec’s life. Get an insider look at the previously concealed back-story before that fateful night when Alec was magically transformed into angel-demon, in this dark-fantasy thriller. Then, continue the series to read Alec’s controversial story as angel and demon on the gritty streets of New Orleans in Crescent City, to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged series. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.
After embracing her new Tegen existence, Sara Jones is determined to destroy her ex-lover’s organized crime empire, one link at a time. Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders. Armed with her skills and using the alias Sally Jablon, Sara has tracked some nefarious associates of her ex-lover to Baton Rouge. But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she is faced with her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.
If a serial killer is murdering your enemies, do you stop him?
Eileen Somers is flattered by a series of anonymous letters delivered to her floral boutique. The author rambles on about the past, mentioning places and things that feel familiar to her. She’s intrigued and wants to meet the secret admirer. Then he confesses to murder.
The vigilante Rest in Peace Killer has chosen Eileen as his latest victim. The loss of his first target, her married lover, makes Eileen’s life complicated. She struggles, hiding her grief, unsure if he really was murdered for her benefit. In the next confession, signed RIP, the killer makes it clear he will continue to eliminate her adversaries to give her peace of mind. Eileen sheds no tears over his second victim, but RIP’s attention is undesired.
Help is sought out and found in an unlikely location, a donut shop with an unusual weekly gathering. The crew, a group of murder enthusiasts which may or may not include a couple retired serial killers is clued into Eileen’s situation. None of them expected Rest in Peace to resurface. The crew knows more about the peace seeking killer than they let on. RIP’s clues, left in the secret admirer notes are there to decipher, if someone from the crew would read them.
Identifying a serial killer who walks among the ordinary shoppers in the mall seems impossible, but Eileen is desperate to stop his mission. Innocent or not, when he’s finished killing for her, Eileen will be his last ...
When the mysterious Mr. Smith enters romance author Madison Shaw’s life, she is thrust into danger she thought only belonged in books. Though they clash at first sight, she places her fate in his hands when unknown forces threaten her survival. Paranormal events push Madison to leave behind a world where monsters don’t exist – not even in fiction. With Mr. Smith as her guide, she discovers the truth about her destiny and the things that go bump in the night. Can she survive her new reality, or will she fall prey to the creatures lurking in the shadows?
The maniac John Brideaux is dead, and every member of his Supreme Council is in custody. General Thomas Hayden's attempt to subject America to a dictatorship where he reigned supreme has been well and truly defeated by the Rossler Foundation, leaving Daniel Rossler as President of the United States. Finally, there will be peace. But all this time, the Russians have been watching. When the young, inexperienced, Daniel Rossler becomes the new American President, they know they've been presented with their best opportunity to make a move for world domination. Even worse, within the first few days of taking office, Daniel is confronted with another threat--this one much worse than the Russians. Remnants of the Eighth Cycle calling themselves the Re'an have for decades been building up a race of superhumans with one goal in mind--to take control of the world. If their leader, Viktor, and his Re'an get their way, the Eighth Cycle would make John Brideaux and his Supreme Council's reign look like a Sunday School picnic. Billions of people are about to die and there seems to be nothing America, the Rossler Foundation, or anyone else can do to stop the Re'an. Has the Rossler Foundation finally met its match? TERMINATION is a full-length novel, the sequel to The Rowen. It is a stimulating dystopian techno-thriller, the 8th book in JC Ryan's Rossler Foundation Mysteries which began with The Tenth Cycle followed by Ninth Cycle Antarctica, Genetic Bullets, The Sword of Cyrus, The Skywalke ...
When death washes ashore on reality TV, who's to blame? Join Jason Debord as he seeks clarity following the death of a reality TV co-star and ends up uncovering criminal conspiracy. When Jason returned home from competing on Beached he'd lost weight, couldn't sleep, and felt more alone than ever. But, he expected those changes. Jason had no way to predict that one of his fellow competitors would fling himself from a cliff. Unless he didn't. Jason can't believe it, but the network broadcasts the alleged suicide to the world, so he pushes forward in his own amateur investigation. Met with resistance from the cast and crew, he persists only through the support of his developing romance with Blake, a psychiatrist who observes alarming similarities between her patient and her partner. Events in Cut Reality have a variety of interpretations. While under the watchful eye of the public, Jason has to decide: is what he uncovers too coincidental to be true, or so hard to accept because it's his new reality.
Years spent hiding from his past. Today it finds him. A gripping psychological novel for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Renowned British barrister, Lawrence Juste, is a man with a past so cleverly stitched together he thought it could never come unravelled - until now. Two things are about to pick it apart, piece by sordid piece: a child, and a blackmail note from a woman hiding as many secrets as him. As the past unravels, his carefully ordered world falls apart in a twisting spiral of taboo, passion, lies and revelations, with potentially tragic consequences. For Lawrence Juste, the future suddenly looks as dangerous as it is uncontrollable. This is the hidden history of not just one man, but a whole family battling deceit, intrigue and conspiracy on the road to a unique form of atonement. Patchwork Man is the winner of a BRAG Medallion Award.
An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec redeems the innocent and exterminates those responsible for their suffering. Now, Alec’s job takes him to Mobile, Alabama in Port City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 3). There, Alec hunts down and mercilessly destroys a ring of sex traffickers, freeing their enslaved and terrified victims. Continue Alec's controversial story in Harbor City, the final installment of this emotionally-charged series, to see how it ends. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
A portrait holds the key to recovering a cache of looted artwork, secreted away during World War II, in this captivating historical art thriller set in the 1940s and present-day Amsterdam. When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in. After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later. When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting's history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one it is and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer's concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it all. Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal - and even kill - to find the missing paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive. Chill with a Book's January 2018 Book of the Month Winner of a Chill with a Book Readers' Award One of The Displac ...
Sam Sunborn is dead. But is he really? Sam is not physically here, and his wife Monica resents him for deserting her and leaving their son fatherless. Yet, from the digital beyond and with Monica’s reluctant help, he’s dead set on stopping the most diabolical terrorist scheme the world has ever known. Ashaki LaSalam has escaped from prison with the help of her lover, a mob boss with vast resources and a deadly secret. And Ashaki is bent on revenge after the U.S. left her Kurdish mother to be raped and killed when America abandoned its Mideast allies. With a revolutionary neural weapon that can erase anyone’s memories forever, she launches devastating mass amnesia attacks, first on political leaders and then entire cities. Can America survive this mad assault on our minds? If you like heart-pounding action, mind-bending inventions, and terrifying villains, then you'll love Charles Levin's gripping saga.
WARNING: Darkness leaps from these pages because there’s always someone out there wanting to right a wrong … Ho-hum. Fresh from killing his older brother and orchestrating his mother’s suicide, eleven-year-old Michael Romanov hungers for excitement. He and his foster brother, Dimitri, while away their summer evenings picking pockets in Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens. Not for the money. For fun. For the adrenaline hit. They take pride in targeting marks—always searching for one who will present a challenge. On the night that changes everything, they go for an obvious American. Surprise. The American and another thug snatch the boys off the main Tivoli arcade and shove them into a waiting limo. The kidnappers want justice. Not for the murder. For the suicide of Michael’s ice-princess mother. When he protests his innocence, his captors retaliate brutally. For some reason Michael can’t grasp, they have placed her on a pedestal. The woman—biologically his mother—neglected him from birth. Yet these men speak of her with near reverence. Michael quickly learns survival depends on saying nothing about his reasons for hating his entire family.Abandoned in a godforsaken Finnish forest, definitely worse for wear from slaps and kicks and lack of food and sleep, the boys search for shelter under the Midnight Sun’s unrelenting heat. When they stumble on a beautiful, well-stocked cabin, they celebrate prematurely. There’s no can opener for all the tinned meats, fruits, and vegetables. No ...
The Head of British Intelligence is kidnapped. A ransom demanded. A private security company is tasked with his recovery. But nothing is as it seems... Opposing forces clash with deadly consequences as they race to control the most devastating weapon of mass destruction devised by Man! Deceit and betrayal against a backdrop of real events in this nail-biting suspense thriller from Eric J. Gates.
Heroes Dont Cry-#3 Dystopian Thriller HEROES Series is a fast paced, dystopian thriller.
Be the hero. Save the girl. But Ben Jackman is a hunted man. He has killed and that changes a man.
When Ben discovers a plot to kill the King, decimate his Good Samaritan award ceremony with children wearing vests set to blow, he must come out of the dark and save the day.
But being the hero doesnt come easy to Ben. There is a child to save, bombs to defuse and a woman to impress.Alas, two out of three is the best he can hope for.
Heroes Dont Cry - #3 Dystopian Thriller Heroes Series. If you love fast paced adventure, engaging characters, a load of intrigue with a dystopian setting that makes district 12 look like the land of Oz, then youll love the third instalment of Roo I Macleods page turning thriller series.
Haunted by the death of her child and stalked by a killer, romance author Dani Gwynne wants to want to live long enough to testify. And then her protection details is compromised. She’s on her own in the mile high city of Denver, trying to figure out who to trust. And why she’s trying so hard to live… Deputy US Marshal Matthew Kirby knows he’s the good guy. And this is simple. She trusts him and he stops a lethal hit man for good. End of story. With the clock ticking down on a macabre game of hide and seek with hit man, the romance author must find her will to live and love again. And the Marshal must learn that nothing is simple in life, in death, and particularly in love.
“Your best friend can be your worst enemy” Three inmates break out of a maximum-security prison in Texas, one of them Danny Marsh, a suburban man in his twenties who landed in jail because of a crime he never intended to commit. An American Cage, a “tale of convicts on the run that convincingly examines their psychological states” (Kirkus Reviews), follows Danny and his two escape partners over a twenty-four-hour period as they struggle to cross Texas to freedom in Mexico. On this dangerous adventure, Danny has to evade the rabid Texas authorities, and even worse, the schemes of one of his closest allies, who isn't who he seems.
How desperate are you to get the one you love? When Hannah and Ben meet at a friend's party, he knows she's The One. But Hannah's in an intense relationship with Mark and planning to return to her native Sweden to embark on a teaching career. Desperate to make Ben fall in love with her, rich spoilt heiress Vanessa sets in motion a devious string of events that ultimately changes the course of four people's lives indefinitely. Hannah is the love of Ben's life, yet Vanessa will stop at nothing to claim the man she is convinced is her destiny. Because of You is a dark, morally complex and cross-generational story of enduring love, fate and destiny.
Helicopter pilot Joni Bell believes her life is once again under control after a failed covert rescue mission two years ago cost the life of a dignitary’s child. Out of the US military and relocated to South Africa, she test-flies a prototype Special Forces craft unaware her past has already caught up. Her skill set is just what the CIA and South African government need to address a sensitive international issue brewing in the struggling country across the border. They coerce her into flying the craft into Zimbabwe to smuggle out top-secret information secured by wildlife manager Ian Taljaard. Once in the country, Joni discovers she and Taljaard have different visions for the rapidly changing mission. Her presence in the country is betrayed, another child is put at risk, and a deadly Zimbabwean operative and his team pick up their tail. As they evade capture in bush country, their encounters with the enemy reveal Ian is more mysterious and dangerous than his bio disclosed. With deceptions rampant on both sides and stakes rising, it will take both their skills to slip under the radar of a deadly enemy and escape. Sandy’s thrillers are award winning. Her book REPOSSESSED received a 2013 Kiss of Death Daphne du Maurier Mainstream Mystery/Suspense Award, a 2013 Maggie Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Element, and a HOLT Award of Merit.
A massive earthquake hits Eastern Turkey, the ancient area of Mesopotamia, unveiling hidden secrets and opening an epic battle between good and evil. Dr. Nicklaus Hart has lost his moral compass. As an orthopedic surgeon in a busy trauma practice, the cares of the world overshadow what Nick knows is true about himself. With his life unraveling, he falls into his old patterns of stress relief but knows they are a poisonous cure. Nick is shaken from his moral slumber when a massive earthquake strikes Eastern Turkey, and he makes the snap decision to respond. Thrown into the chaos and devastation, Nick must face his internal struggle head-on. When he cares for a man and woman from Russia, Nick is cast into a mystery as old as time. He learns the Russians are searching for the original tree of life. Intrigued, Nick and his friends accompany the agents to a town in Southeastern Turkey. A region where ISIS has infiltrated and is positioning to reestablish the caliphate. The team falls into the hands of the terrorist cell. Threatened with his life, Nick must choose between his life and his faith, and he discovers the true meaning of the tree of life. The Tree of Life is the second book in a series of skillfully crafted medical thrillers. If you like fast-paced adventure, international settings, sizzling medical suspense, then you’ll love this heart-pounding thriller by Timothy Browne.
From Book 1: For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it all...or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a Juvenile Court Attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any length to obtain custody.
Sabre finds herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for the truth takes her coast to coast and five years into the past. Confronted with mysterious clues and strange occurrences, Sabre is threatened by someone wanting to make her suffer the unbearable anguish of losing everything--including her life.
As Sabre's passion to find the answers intensifies, she discovers a twisted history of desperation, deceit, and revenge. And she discovers how obscure and treacherous the truth can be.
A one night stand can’t possibly mean forever… Detective Jared Manning met his match at a bar. After a night of passion, she flees his bed without so much as a note. Problem is, now he can’t find her. Kindergarten teacher, Melody Nash doesn’t do one night stands. Embarrassment gets the best of her and she lies about her name. When they collide at her school, Mel resists his pull. She won’t risk her heart on the obvious playboy, even though she can’t stop thinking about ecstasy in his arms. Stress engulfs Jared’s personal and professional lives. His brother is at the center of the joint case he and his partner are working in cooperation with FBI. He puts his job on the line when he fails to share his blood relation. Complications he doesn’t need, considering the FBI agent on the case is convinced his brother killed her fiancé. Balance is the name of the game. Can Jared save his brother and convince Mel they’re meant to be together?
Finnegan MacGillivray finds bones buried in his mother’s garden while she entertains “dates” inside his home. When he accidentally kills a friend, his mother keeps his secret. Is he bound to keep hers? And is murder his birthright?
What happens when a drug dealer is forced to turn detective? Meet Bill Murdoch, the world's most reluctant private investigator. Bill Murdoch’s doing just ﬁne, thanks for not asking. He’s dealing drugs for a professional crime syndicate in Sydney and saving for a house by the sea. But what does he think life is - a fairy tale? As the syndicate puts pressure on him to fill the shoes of his murdered boss, Murdoch is cornered by an equally formidable foe: the Australian Tax Ofﬁce demanding an explanation for his sizable cash income. Murdoch spins a beautiful lie, telling tax inspector, Hannah Simms, he’s a private detective. When Simms asks him to investigate the mystery of her niece's disappearance, Murdoch grabs what he thinks is a golden opportunity to outrun the syndicate. But his arrival in the missing girl's small coastal home town causes an unexpected stir and the reluctant PI soon realizes his troubles are only just beginning. HEADLAND is crime noir at its best, a thriller to keep you guessing until the very end. HEADLAND is the first book in the Bill Murdoch Mystery series. It is perfect for fans of Alan Furst, Peter Temple, Adrian McKinty, and anyone who enjoys Kate Atkinson’s ‘Jackson Brodie’ series. Bad-boy-turned-local-hero, Bill Murdoch, returns for more hard-boiled noir adventures in the sequels CLASS ACT, and BASE NATURE. For news on upcoming books, visit: www.gedgillmore.com
Satisfying one's greed can come at a devilishly high cost. Achieving what you crave can also bring the terrifying fear of losing it. For Alexa Wainwright, this truth has become her nightmare. Born Gladys Lipschitz, the daughter of an unwed Soviet-era Jewish immigrant, she was beyond thrilled and amazed when her debut novel, A Foregone Conclusion, soared to number one on the bestseller’s list and became an international sensation. The accompanying fame and riches were beyond her expectations. Unfortunately, her subsequent work has yet to achieve the same reception by critics and readers. Yes, they have sold well based on her name recognition, but she dreads the possibility of becoming a mid-list author forgotten and ignored. She vows to do whatever it takes to attain the heady ego-stroking success of her debut. But is she really? Witnessing an out-of-the-blue lightning bolt whose giant tendrils spread over the blue sky and city streets below her loft window, Alexa doesn’t realize just how this vow will be tested as she’s magically transported to an alternate reality. In this universe, the characters from her books are given the breath of life and she meets publisher, King Blakemore, who just might be the Devil himself. At first, she shrugs off her doubts about this peculiar publisher and very lucrative book deal offer because the temptation of riches and refound fame is too strong. But all too soon, Alexa realizes she’s trapped in an underworld of evil from which she desperate ...
When a man plunges to his death from a high rise building in San Francisco the city’s streets are brought to a standstill. Why had he been holding a young girl on the ledge with a knife to her throat? Did he fall or did the shock of the bullet that ripped his shoulder apart kill him? Why had made this otherwise, peaceful, family man snap? Did the answers to these questions die with him?
Max Boucher, a former Seattle detective turned P.I. has just been handed a puzzling case. Dozens of dogs are disappearing all over the city, and no one knows why. The stretched Seattle police department can't dedicate the resources needed, and Max may be the pet owner's only hope. For the missing dogs, time is running out. But Max is dealing with his own demons. Three years ago, his wife disappeared and his daughter was murdered. The police presume she is dead, but Max knows better. He's still paying for the house they lived in together, terrified that he will sell the one place that holds the clues he needs to find his wife. Will Max be able to find the dogs in time? Does this case hold an unknown clue to his wife's disappearance? Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the very end.
YOU’VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE DANI SILVER – AKA THE GRIFTER’S DAUGHTER In four novels of increasing danger, Dani’s out to become the greatest living con artist and prove that you can do well AND do good, by cheating people who really—really—deserve it. These four books feature romance, humor and wildly amazing schemes as Dani and her crew take on some serious bad guys. Dani’s going to prove that “Even a bad girl can be good.”
Rex Dalton and his best friend Digger, the former military dog, are back in Rome. They are at the famous Piazza del Popolo. Seven weeks ago, Rex had to abandon his plans to contact Catia Romano, the woman he’s in love with, to help rescue his former CEO, John Brandt. Now he was back. Catia’s apartment was less than a mile away. But Rex’s reverie is interrupted when he notices two women coming through the Porta del Popolo in a hurry. One of them looks familiar. As he keeps watching them, he realizes they are fleeing. Then Rex sees the men — three of them. One behind the women, the other two trying to outflank them, probably to head them off and prevent them from reaching the other side of the piazza. Instinctively, Rex puts his hand out to Digger and pulls him close. “Listen buddy, we’ve got a situation here. Pay attention.” Thus, a chain of events is triggered that take Rex and Digger on a harrowing journey to the brink of World War III. DONNA TERESA is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the ninth book in the electrifying Rex Dalton series.
She’s armed. He’s dangerous. Together, can they stop a killer from tearing a small island community apart? When wise-cracking cozy mystery author, Austin Martell, left his hometown on Whidbey Island for the bright lights of New York, he vowed he would never go back. But some promises are impossible to keep, and when Austin discovers that his mother has suffered a serious accident, he has no choice but to return. Austin soon learns that her accident may be no accident at all, and secrets that were laid to rest after his brother’s tragic death off the coast of Deception Bay, have now begun to surface. Austin finds himself in the center of a real-life murder mystery, when Police Chief Ellie Sharpe uncovers a curious connection between the author and the death of a local businessman. Born and raised on Whidbey and trained as a New York cop, Ellie is smart, and tough, and determined to solve the mystery behind the killing before more people die. Sparks fly as the two pair up to figure out who is responsible for the murder. The closer they come to discovering truth, the more desperate someone is to keep the sins of the past from coming to light. Someone close to Austin harbors a deadly truth. Can Ellie unmask a killer before Austin becomes one more secret buried beneath the waves of Deception Bay?
A GRIPPING SERIAL KILLER THRILLER Her blue eyes wide open, glossed over. A few specks of sand clung to her long, dark lashes. Her beautiful face, immobile, covered in sparkling flecks of sand. Her lips slightly parted as if to let a last breath escape. Who is the beautiful girl found at dawn, on a deserted stretch of white sand beach? What is her secret? FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett searches for answers relentlessly. With each step, each new finding, she uncovers unsettling facts leading to a single possible conclusion: Dawn Girl is not the only victim. Her killer has killed before. Hiding a terrible secret of her own, Special Agent Tess Winnett faces her inmost fears, in a heart-stopping race to catch a killer who’s getting ready to end yet another life. Will she find the killer in time? Will she be able to stop him? At what cost? The rules of the game have changed. So has the textbook definition of a serial killer. Special Agent Tess Winnett is the bold, direct, and short-fused heroine of Dawn Girl. Putting her life on the line, she doesn’t pull any punches, searching only for the truth, and for the man who takes lives on her watch. Intelligent, resourceful, and uncompromising, Tess will take readers on a memorable, white-knuckled journey in this suspenseful, gripping serial killer thriller.
Rachel Thomas longs for normalcy, but if she stops running she could die... or worse. Chased by a past that wishes to imprison her, haunted by dreams that seek to destroy her, Rachel finds solace in a love she could not predict. A love she cannot deter. Mark Jacobson is the man who never needed love. He has his bookstore, his bachelorhood, and his freedom. In the moment he meets Rachel, he is swept into a world he didn’t know existed. One filled with the purest of love. One filled with betrayal, lies, and murder. Now Rachel and Mark are forced to face her past. The truth may kill them both.
Do things with lots of legs creep you out? This may not be the book for you...
Award-winning author P.D. Workman's In the Tick of Time will leave your skin crawling every time you hike through the woods or long grass, long after you have finished reading it. A well-crafted suspense novel that will take you into the psyche of both the flawed investigator and slightly-deranged perpetrator. You will look at your coworkers differently after this.
Matt Malloy, infectious diseases expert for the DOH vector-borne disease division, knew there was something wrong with the Buffalo Head infection cluster as soon as it hit his desk. But knowing it instinctively and proving it were two completely different things, especially when his boss and coworkers already suspected that, battling sleep deprivation, he’d already gone around the bend.
Matt knew that solving the mysteries of the Buffalo Head cluster was a matter of life and death. He just didn’t know that it could be a matter of his life and death.
It could happen to you. Maybe it already has.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed this page turner and look forward to more."
"I thought to myself, 'This place is probably crawling with ticks.' I may be marked for life."
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Rachel Thomas has spent the last four years running from her past. Forced into Witness Protection and exiled from the rest of the world, she manages to survive, but still lives each day in fear of being found again while trying to overcome her emotional wounds and misdeeds as a criminal. Mark Jacobson wants nothing more than to provide Rachel with the normal life she’s always wanted. Dealing with his own scars and helpless to change their situation, he struggles to maintain his tenuous hold on his anger. To find peace in a world she can share with Mark, Rachel agrees to help the FBI bring down all those who are after her. While the FBI believes she and Mark are safe, they are being watched closer than ever before. And, someone is ready to bring her home for good.
Stolen artifacts, a missing anthropologist and a tenacious amateur sleuth. American art history student Zelda Richardson is back and embroiled in another exciting art-related mystery! This time she's working at an anthropology museum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of artifacts from the Asmat region of Papua – the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1961. When the anthropologist’s journal is found inside an artifact’s crate, Zelda is tasked with finding out more about the man’s last days and his connection to these ritual objects. Trouble is, she soon discovers disturbing links between his vanishing, the Dutch government and the Catholic Church. When her co-worker and housemate are murdered shortly after, Zelda finds herself pulled into a world of shady anthropologists, colonial officials, missionaries and smugglers – where the line between good and evil is blurry at best, and the only certainty is that sins of the past are never fully erased. Join Zelda on her next quest as she grapples with the anthropologist’s mysterious disappearance fifty years earlier, and a present-day murderer who will do everything to prevent her from uncovering the truth. Awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion by indieBRAG's readers in December 2018 Winner of a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award, June 2018 A Women Writers, Women’s Books magazine’s Recommended Reads for March 2018 New Apple’s 2018 Summer Book Awards, Official Selection Mystery/Thriller category BookLife Prize for Fictio ...
he only thing to save two old friends from death may also be what kills them. Mr. Peters is a successful business owner. Other than dealing with a recent rash of break-ins, he lives a very satisfying life. That was until a childhood friend and brilliant scientist paid him a visit. While the two friends had a troubled past, not speaking for ten years, the reunion was a happy one. That happiness quickly took a wrong turn as their lives are threatened. Now held captive, the use of an experimental drug was the only option. A top-secret drug that enhanced a person’s will and physicality is the only thing giving them a fighting chance. However, there are deadly side effects. Along with enhanced abilities comes a decrease in mental stability. Moreover, there is more to the kidnappings than first thought. Will the two childhood friends maintain their sanity long enough to survive?
Alfred needs Dolls. Blonde, blue-eyed human dolls that will help him rewrite his past and change his future.
When Peter Baden's daughter Olivia was abducted nearly a year ago, he left his career as a respected journalist to find her. Now he spends his days searching for Olivia, and helping other families of abducted children survive the emotionally and physically exhausting experience of finding a missing child.
Twins Angel and Bud are used to making do. Their dad is in prison, and mom won't win parenting awards. Bud thrives on neglect, but Angel isn't so strong. Now they're captives in a place called the Dollhouse, and things have gone from bad to worse. The Dolls are forced to re-stage old photographs, but satisfying Alfred is not easy. He has a twisted sense of humor and a violent temper that explodes when things don't go his way -- and sometimes when they do. Angel knows that if she and the other Dolls are to survive this warped playtime, she can no longer be needy and afraid. She must prove how strong she can be -- fast.
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Ray Courage’s wife Pam died thirteen years before in a car accident. Or did she? Ray’s world is turned upside down when he receives a series of e-mails from someone claiming to be his dead wife, accusing him of attempting to kill her and vowing revenge. Ray sets out to find the identity of the e-mailer only to discover the circumstances of his wife’s apparent death appear to be all but accidental. Soon Police Detective Carla Thurber comes to suspect Ray of killing his wife, and of a subsequent murder of Pam’s confidant. Meanwhile, a murderous predator who does not want the facts of Pam’s death to surface aims to stop Ray. In the greatest challenge of his life, Ray must outrun the police and elude those who are out to kill him as he seeks the truth about his wife’s death.
Books four to six in the thrilling JO MODEEN series continue the adventures of ex-soldier and now national security agent Josephine Dakota Modeen MG, the kick-ass heroine we'd all like to have on our side. MODEEN CONVERGENCE takes us to Cairns in far north Queensland for a visit by the state premier, a small man who’s made big enemies during his first term in office. Taking the death threats made against him seriously, the Feds call on national security agency NatSec to assist with the protection detail. Agent Jo Modeen considers it a babysitting job, until she finds herself targeted and it becomes clear the stakes are higher than first thought. And after her old unit re-forms, they converge on what becomes a complex mission with dangerous links to the past…. MODEEN ROGUE sees Modeen struggling to come to terms with the fate of a close teammate critically injured during the team’s most recent mission. Driven to pursue the organisation responsible, she embarks on an unauthorised campaign of retribution, a campaign that is both personal and perilous. She’s going rogue … and going alone. In MODEEN REDEMPTION, while NatSec team leader Ben Logan is concerned when two of his ex-agents are targeted by a deadly hit squad, he has a more pressing issue on his hands. The US Department of Defence is demanding additional on-ground surveillance at a high-tech Australian laboratory, where final testing is underway of the DOD’s latest and most advanced weapon. A weapon that could alter the c ...
A Psychological Thriller/Suspense set in Ireland.
Office jobs can be stressful. Aoife’s may be lethal.
Aoife’s life is finally on track. She’s happily married, pregnant with her first child and has the world’s best mother-in-law. But when Aoife accepts a job as an office temp, her entire life begins to unravel.
Is one of Aoife’s colleagues a murderer? Is Aoife the next target? Why is her husband unconcerned?
Can office politics lead to murder? Girl Targeted is a perfect read for fans of Behind Closed Doors, Girl on a Train and the Silent Wife.
How much do you owe the Devil after he saves your life? Under a hot Phoenix sun, high school student Levi Hunter hangs out with his new troubled friend Brad Robinson. Cooling off in a murky reservoir canal, the two are unaware that danger looms. In a split second both their lives change, leaving Levi forever in Brad’s debt. Years later, their lives couldn’t be more different. Levi struggles as a border patrol agent trying to save his crumbling marriage, while Brad lives large through dangerous, yet lucrative, business dealings with drug cartels. Now their paths are on a collision course. A path which may lead to redemption and life, or betrayal and death. Forces are at work beyond his control. The Devils debt is due, but it may cost Levi his soul. How high is the price in the matters of life and debt?
Cybersecurity super-sleuth Frank Adversego finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA as hackers try to destroy the USA. Only by defeating the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. Over 100 four and five star reviews on Amazon!
The reclusive life of former homicide detective Brenda Corrino has suddenly leaped from post-traumatic stress disorder recovery to something much more interesting. Murder! Her ex-partner was investigating the bizarre murder of a college student when he inadvertently let his guard down and now, he remains comatose in a hospital. She investigates as she tries to come to terms with being raped and nearly murdered while working undercover two years earlier. While broadening her investigation, more former students from the same school are ending up dead. When consoling a young widow left behind by the killer, Brenda unearths the deep dark secret that the students have been hiding from her and everyone else outside their circle.
A collection of short stories, "A Therapeutic Death", blends mystery, crime, noir, and comedy. The pace is fast. The work mixes micro-fiction with longer pieces. This book is a heartfelt examination of life after war, while remaining a page-turningly-fun read. The violence is raw. The comedy is laugh-out-loud funny. The prose is tight and well-constructed. This entertaining collection will leave the reader satisfied but eager for more.
After the death of his wife, Doctor Christoph Kloppel discovers a partial cure for cancer that could have saved her. With grief and regret driving his determination, he is eventually awarded the Nobel Prize and uses it as a platform to further advance his research
ESPIONAGE TECHNOTHRILLER Cold War II has started with a vengeance. Or, as the American president calls it, Cold War 2.0, reflecting the impact technology has in the new age of espionage. The United States is now in the crosshairs of a renewed, unstoppable enemy intelligence operation. At Langley, a report causes turbulence, as it predicts Russia’s inconceivable plans based on apparently random incursions into other countries’ territorial space. In Moscow, the relentless Russian president and his key military leader are planning retaliation for the Crimea sanctions. America’s newest weapons system, the laser cannon, is ready to be installed on a Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer. This weapon has the ability to change the balance of power in the world, and give America and its allies the upper hand in any military conflict. But there’s a problem. Someone stole the weapon’s plans and is ready to hand them to our enemies. Espionage has a new dimension. Everyone is gettable. An engaging and unsettling page-turner, The Backup Asset explores the fascinating world of espionage and counter-intelligence, featured against a backdrop of cutting-edge technology and keenly depicted political conjunctures. Racing against time and unseen enemies to catch a spy and contain a critical information leak, Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of The Backup Asset. Putting her life on the line and risking everything she has, Alex is relentless in her quest, taking readers ...
When Sophia Cordova-Jones set out to build a better life for her autistic son, she couldn’t have known she’d put herself in the sights of a killer. A responsible single mother, Sophia invested in a business with a new friend, Eddie Caruso. He swore they would turn a profit. He promised to make them rich as she struggled to pay her son’s medical bills. Just as the business finally turns a profit, Eddie is arrested. His terrible secrets and misdeeds soon come to light, leaving Sophia alone with mounting debts and hostile employees. Threatening text messages warn her away from the business though she desperately needs the income to stay afloat. When Sophia and her son are the victims of a hit-and-run, she reaches out to her estranged sister, Keisha, for help. As Keisha arrives to lend a hand, Eddie’s wife is murdered, making it clear there is far more at stake than money. If she wants to survive, Sophia will have to face her past and unmask a stalker. Before it’s too late.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU WATCH YOUR CHILD DIE TO SAVE THEIR LIFE? All her life Dawn has been troubled by lost time. She awakens suddenly in strange places far away from her last conscious memory. Kylie's over her dead-end job. As she drives away from the worst work day ever, she picks up her cell to send a text, a decision that will change her life when Dawn's and her world collide. The ensuing tragic accident takes Dawn's only child, but ten days later, inexplicably, her lost time becomes a gift, when she finds herself back again on the morning of the accident. Now Dawn can save her son and change fate. Only one problem ... fate doesn't want to be changed.
Where Does Justice End And Vengeance Begin? When newspaper reporter Grace Rampling stumbles onto a grisly crime scene while on a routine weekend assignment, she abruptly finds herself at the centre of a police investigation into the death of a Catholic bishop. The Crime: Bewildering As the investigation unfolds, evidence points to a troubling hate crime as Grace finds herself central to the case - not only as a key witness, but a suspect and even potential victim. Lead investigator Detective Sergeant Adam Davis is thrown by the fierce attraction he feels toward Grace that, if acted upon, could throw the entire case into jeopardy. The Race: Intense With Grace at risk and off limits, Adam races to unravel an increasingly disturbing mystery, while he struggles to both protect and resist the woman of his dreams. A swirling thrill ride through the labyrinth of a mystery, romance, crime and a gripping conclusion that no one will see coming.
Peter Clancy is back. Back in Queensland's Far North, that is - the place he's spent a lifetime trying to leave. Clancy couldn't refuse his 'uncle' Sam's insistence he 'do something' about the destruction of the family graveyard and the threat to the sacred sites of Sam's ancestors from the new mine operations at Clarkes Flat. And when Clancy discovers his old nemesis Max Hillard is in deep with the mining company, he's more than keen to use his journalism skills to stir up bad publicity for the mine. But two grisly deaths at the local crocodile farm are followed by murder at the protest camp, and Clancy realises something else is at play. Soon Clancy and Sam are running for their lives .
As a divorcee, Angelina Bonaparte knows firsthand the lengths some men will go to escape responsibility. When a worried mother wants the private investigator to track down her missing husband, she’s eager to bring the deadbeat dad to justice. But even after she discovers the man’s obituary, she refuses to believe it until she sees the body. Tracking down the nurse who last saw him alive could be the missing puzzle piece to her client's broken family.
But as she digs deeper, she realizes there’s something darker at play than dodging child support payments. And she may not be the only one hunting the man down. To close the case and reunite her client's family, she must track down the missing husband without falling prey to the same ruthless hunter.
Honor Kills is the third book in the captivating Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like bold female detectives, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping novel.
A mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero can't ignore his duty and his personal moral compass. This gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists and surprises. It features a cast of interesting characters, including several strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer who shares Jake's admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down and the danger level increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries, suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters, witty dialogue and a little romance too. On sale in over a dozen countries around the world. Be the first among your friends to read it. Fans of Kindle Unlimited will be happy ...
From Book 1: Someone is stalking women and murdering them in Key West.
Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, theyre formidable. As lovers, they discover that theyre insatiable.
As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case theyre working on.
Because if Trudy can see through the killers eyes, can the killer see her?
Sixteen year old Lisa slips away from home to go to Woodstock and does not return. She leaves her thirteen year old sister, Eve, to cover for her. A drifter, who calls himself Spirit, has persuaded Lisa to go with him to the rock festival. Their widowed mother blames Eve for hiding the truth from her and says she will never forgive her. Plagued with guilt, Eve begins a dangerous search for her sister. Later, in 1983, a stranger returns…one that Eve recognizes as Spirit. And Spirit claims he knows what happened to Lisa!
What if the homeless men going through your recycling know more about your life than you do? Like who is going to die. One of the recyclers, Dave, wearing disguises he keeps under a bridge, memorizes the information in people's bins. He, like many others, idolizes the Rescuers, a supposedly neutral, unarmed humanitarian aid group in a Balkanized country, as the possibility of WWIII looms. The Nevermind Agents lie on the evening news to garner support for proxy wars. They say the Rescuers are unarmed, neutral, and giving humanitarian aid to a Balkanized country. Their movie about them is a blockbuster. Rescuer costumes are the bit hit for Halloween. But it's time to unmask them. And that requires a plan so ingenious, even the planner can't know how it's done. Living not far away from Dave's bridge, Becky donates generously to the Rescuers, making her finances even more insecure. She doesn't know what to think when she finds things in her apartment moved slightly. The toothbrush is wet. There's a stain on the ironing board. The cat food is nearly gone. Is it her imagination? Is someone messing with her mind? Could it be Stan, breaking in because he loves her? He certainly loves putting her body into mysterious BDSM contortions for their videos. But what's that muffled moan she hears in the background when she calls him on the phone? Becky hires her friend to spy on Stan. The woman has gone underground since escaping from the Nevermind; she wears a wig, and a mask meant for burn ...
Something unusual is happening to Quinn Montgomery. Trapped inside her unconscious mind, the sound of her father’s soothing voice seeps through, and the past twenty-four hours comes flooding back. She wakes to find herself in the hospital. Her childhood best friend Evie is dead. But not just dead, murdered, and Evie’s four-year-old son witnessed it all. Traumatized over what he saw, he’s not talking. And when Evie’s cold-blooded killer goes into hiding, Quinn isn’t only out for justice, she’s out for revenge.
IF HE LOSES, SHE DIES Her voice haunts his thoughts; her whispers fill his days But when he discovers the woman of his dreams is real He'll race the clock to save her before she's lost to him forever Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, criminal investigator Xander Stone struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night—the voice of a woman begging him to save her. Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except...there is the man in her feverish dreams, a strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.
One woman’s quest for revenge unearths a fatal secret from her past. Astrid Jensen holds one man responsible for her mother’s suicide, and she’ll do whatever’s necessary to get close to Daniel Holst and destroy his life – even if it means sleeping with him to gain his trust. Astrid knows he’s not who he pretends to be. But before she can reveal his dark secret, people from her mother’s past start turning up dead, and it looks like she and Daniel are next. In order to survive, she might have to put her trust in the man she has hated for so long. Daniel Holst has worked hard to climb into Norway’s most elite and glamorous circles, and he’s not about to let any woman bring him down. But when a psychopathic killer starts murdering people from his shadowy past, he discovers that the only person who might be able to save him is the woman who wants to destroy him. As Astrid digs deeper into her past, she uncovers secrets long buried and realizes everything she once believed is based on lies. What began as a quest to avenge her mother’s death becomes a desperate struggle for survival and leads to the truth about what happened one fatal night ten years ago—and the surprising mastermind behind the most recent murders.
Knowing you're dying can be murder. When Gage Adder finds out he has inoperable pancreatic cancer, things really start to look up for him. He leaves his soul-crushing job, joins a nice terminal illness support group, and takes up an exciting new hobby: Serial killing.
LA TIMES BESTSELLER. TRANSLATED INTO 7 LANGUAGES "KAPLAN IS UP THERE WITH THE BEST" - CLIVE CUSSLER In a last ditch effort to revive his career, washed out agent Ari Ben-Sion accepts a mission he never would have 30 years ago, to smuggle a group of Jewish children out of the Damascus ghetto Or so he thinks. In Damascus, a beautiful American photographer, Kim, seems to be falling in love with Ari, but she is asking too many questions. His communication equipment disappears. His contact never shows up. The operation is only hours away and everything seems awry. Desperate to succeed, Ari might risk everything. Even his life. Feature film Damascus Cover in theaters 2017 starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Sir John Hurt.
Three months before the invasion of Iraq, a member of a Masonic fraternity known as the Rosicrucians escapes from a British Intelligence holding station.
Orchestrated by the head of the Russian Federal Security Service, this event is somehow linked to a the highly classified CIA file only known as Gladio B. Tasked to destroy an unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, the chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee plans to bring the criminals to justice.
But he is running low on both time and allies, as mass annihilation threatens the whole planet. Who are the mysterious eight families that seem to be behind the mysterious events, and what do they have to do with the ancient 33rd degree level of understanding, only known by the mysterious Rosicrucian brotherhood?
The city is plagued by a heroin epidemic and women are disappearing without a trace. Everyone knows the Brotherhood Syndicate is behind it, but they never leave any blatant evidence. Undercover cop Peter Lazarus is tasked to find the smoking gun to cripple them. He's on the verge of success when his two worlds collide and threaten the entire mission when his estranged wife appears and is working with them -- a wife the Brotherhood will gladly use against him, if they learn the truth. Now, this case is no longer just an assignment. He's fighting against time and for family. This investigation will test everything he's worked for and what he's made of. The consequences for failing could be dire. He could lose more than his badge, but also his very life.
Canyon County has a frightening secret. Not everything is what it seems out on the prairie. August Melville, the new sheriff of Whistler's Grove, is about to discover how difficult upholding the law in your home town can be. Sheriff Melville, just getting his feet west in his new role as sheriff, finds himself thrust into an ancient cycle of hauntings that has plagued his town for generations. Will Melville be able to unravel the strange pattern before an unsuspecting young man meets his doom? Or, is he destined to relive the futile cycle experienced by generations before him? Discover the secret behind the Canyon County Shadows. Some of them are permanent. If you enjoy reading authors like Dean Koontz and Stephen King then you'll love "Permanent Shadows" the first book in The Strange Air series of paranormal mysteries.
Sizzling Cold Case…Tragic Accident or Cold Blooded Murder? Warren gets a chance to solve ‘the one big case that got away.’ But will he put the people he loves in serious danger by accepting this challenge? The first client of the Conley Austin Detective Agency brings an unsolved case from Warren’s past. Warren and his client are ready to convict Dr. Grant, the man’s son-in-law, and feel it’s an open and shut case. Can it be that straight forward….or will the murderer kill again before they prove his guilt? You’re sure to enjoy their second endeavor involving a thriving business suddenly barely able to make payroll. Is this a case of poor business management…or embezzlement? Lea digs deep to find answers to her questions. Finally, can you imagine the prestigious Conley Austin Agency tracking down a missing dog? More than the dog, it’s the diamond collar around its neck that gets them involved. Join the trio as they pursue this case with dogged determination! Unplug and escape with SIZZLING COLD CASE, Book Seven in the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series. You'll love this fast-paced murder mystery that keeps you guessing.
Driven by grief, Michael Sykora started his life of killing in a blind rage. But then it became something he was good at. Even something he...liked. To most who know him, Michael is a software designer, a smart—but average—workaholic. To a chosen few, Michael is something else: a part-time hit man whose specialty is eliminating hard-core criminals. When Nicki, a close friend, finds herself in trouble, Michael steps in. Having lost his fiancée to a brutal crime, Michael will do anything to keep from losing another woman in his life. Michael Sykora has managed to keep his two personas separate. Until now.
Who shot Lucy Watson’s estranged brother, the popular high school teacher who brought snacks for the staff and volunteered to help troubled students? When Lucy Watson returns to her hometown in New Hampshire to bury her brother, she learns law enforcement is looking into several suspects. But soon the search for the killer grows intensely personal for Lucy. The police discover a fierce argument occurred the day of the murder between Lucy’s brother and his best friend Liam McAllister, Lucy’s first love. The cops shift their focus to Liam. Determined to get justice, Lucy becomes involved in the mystery and must choose to put her faith in Liam one last time, or face the truth; she is in love with her brother’s murderer.
Revenge is a dish best served ice cold
My family doesnt know who I really am, nor the truth about my past. But someone out there doessomeone who hates me enough to frame me for murder. How do I prove Im innocent, especially since Ive been keeping secrets that make me look guilty? But most importantly, who is setting me up and why?
Shelby Cooper has worked hard and sacrificed for the life she has: a successful career as a leading scientist in the field of bioinformatics, mother to two incredible kids, and a happy marriage to a brilliant corporate power player. Then it all begins to unravel in the blink of an eye.
A routine stop by the police for a broken taillight leads to Shelbys arrest for the murder of her physical therapist. But the nightmare is only just beginning. An ingenious killer is out for revenge and will stop at nothing to ensure Shelbys life is completely and irrevocably ruined.
The air and water in the Fisher Valley were pristine before a large energy corporation conned farmers and landowners into letting it have access to their land. Once on the land, it drilled and fracked coal seams deep below the surface, without a care for the air, ground and water it was polluting. When little Charlie Paxton, aged only six, dies from a mysterious form of cancer, his father, Charles, swears to have his revenge. Determined to stop the energy corporation, Charles, sets off with his faithful dog in the middle of the night to set its wells on fire. An unholy alliance of farmers, greens and conservatives quickly join the cause, but rapacious governments won't hesitate to use the police and army to protect the energy corporation’s ill-gotten ventures. Will the environment be saved or will big business get its way?
Jackson wants to sing. A billionaire hears God speaking. A seductress has her own agenda. Jackson Fullerton III is one of the best quartet baritones and music arrangers in Southern Gospel music. His downfall? Getting bored and quitting after a year or two with a quartet. Now, no group will hire him. Jackson’s fortune changes when Vicky Valure comes along. She is gorgeous, sexy, and smart. Even better, she is working on behalf of Christian billionaire, Sonny Day, who feels God has told him to create and sponsor a Southern Gospel quartet. Vicky uses her innate sensuality to seduce both Jackson and Sonny. The adventure begins. Jackson and Vicky put together a quartet of phenomenal talent with dubious backgrounds. Two are ex-felons, one is a womanizer, and one absconded with a firm’s money and got away with it. But they can sing like few others. They are lulled into false sense of security as they are promised large paychecks and new homes in Minnesota. Then, Harry Weston shows up. In her former career, she acquired unique skills, making her one of the most dangerous people in the world. Her specialty is making problems disappear. When her twin brother is murdered and she discovers the guilty party has originated with the quartet, she’s out to balance the equation. The music keeps getting and better. For one, the music stops.
A pharmaceutical company promises you hope and happiness in a pill. Would you take it if it cost your relationship with God? Dr. Nicklaus Hart returns from responding to a massive earthquake that rocked the Middle East, allowing an ISIS terror cell to enter the ancient area of Mesopotamia. Captured, tortured and blinded by the hands of the radical terrorists, Nick arrives home a broken man. He has lost everything he holds dear—his sight, independence, profession and most of all, hope. But at the bottom of the pit, God sends him a lifeline and restores his physical and spiritual vision. Faced with reinventing himself, a pharmaceutical company in Singapore offers Nick a position on the dark side of medicine. The drug company’s slogan, Better Living Through Science, is actuated as it develops medications that manipulate the brain chemicals, but at a significant cost to the patient. Nick exposes the dangers of the drug in the jungles of Borneo amongst orangutans and the original headhunters—the ancient Iban tribe. Nick continues to dream, hope against hope—even when the outlook doesn’t warrant it—not looking for it in the lesser comforts of life or a medicine bottle, but by abiding in the truth, where he finds the greatest hope of all…love. The Rusted Scalpel is the third book in a series of skillfully crafted medical thrillers. If you like fast-paced adventure, international settings, sizzling medical suspense, then you’ll love this heart-pounding thriller by Timothy Browne.
When Rex nearly bumps into someone from his former life, it's time for Rex and Digger to get out of India. Rex goes to Thailand, where he plans to undergo cosmetic surgery to change his looks and hide from people in his past. But then he meets Sunstra. Her name means 'girl with beautiful eyes'. Right from the beginning, they become fast friends, and before long there is a romance in the making. But then Sunstra disappears. Her family receives a ransom ultimatum: Sunstra is alive, but if her father doesn't sell his land she won't stay that way for long. It's a race against the clock for Rex and Digger to save Sunstra's life, and time is running out. SIDESWIPED is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the fourth book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
If you like smart women sleuths, murder and deception, you’ll love the Sister Sleuths latest case! A day at the rodeo ends up in murder, and sister sleuths Lea and Maddy find themselves defending more than one suspect. The weapon is a pistol belonging to Maddy’s close friend, Scott Miller, who has had run-ins with the deceased. Maddy’s desire to defend Scott makes detective Tom jealous, but could defending Maddy’s friend prove to be deadly for our heroines? The victim’s ranch is on a valuable piece of land. When a developer is suspected of foul play, Lea is asked to help clear his name. Will her snooping into the developer’s activities put the sisters in harm’s way? The setting is a rodeo in a small beachside community, so put on your boots and saddle up. You’re in for one rough ride! This stand-alone novel is the third in the series featuring sister sleuths Lea and Maddy.
A Sci-fi Techno-thriller -- a quantum computer in the hands of cyber-terrorists. With a profound sense of relief, Andrew Lawrence put his past academic failures and egregious family circumstances behind him. He was ready for a fresh start. At Harvard, Emma Franklin developed quantum computer software for detecting particle reactions. To the amazement of the scientific community, her work revealed a possible bump in the energy curve that was not predicted by any established theory. At MIT, Lawrence created a supersymmetry model that matched Emma's findings. Their professional collaboration deepened into a personal relationship, but when her quantum computer was hacked, Emma found evidence that incriminated Lawrence. Though she withheld the impeaching material from the authorities, she felt she could no longer trust him. Despite their troubled partnership, the ego of rivals, the threat of cyber-terrorists, and the complexities of nature, Lawrence and Emma persevered on their exhilarating quest to find the 'Holy Grail' of physics.
Marly refuses to believe her friend, Rae, committed suicide. Even though her wrists were slit, Marly knows her beautiful, vibrant bestie would never do that. Even though the two had drifted apart, Marly and Rae made a blood promise long ago. Even in death, Marly intends to honor that vow. Determined to find Rae’s killer, Marly faces a long list of potential suspects. It seems everyone has secrets or lies that they are covering up... including the boy she loves. Can Marly uncover the murderer’s identity before she becomes the next victim?
A bitter father who lost his only child to leukemia risks everything to save a ten-year-old's life with the first genetic cure for cancer in this action-packed second thriller from the author of The Sunset Conspiracy. Fifteen years ago, David Wellington abandoned his lucrative banking career and joined Rexsen Labs to save his young son’s life. But despite his sacrifices and prayers, he helplessly watched him die. On that day his heart hardened, and he embarked on a path of cynicism, materialism and self-indulgence. Now, at forty-five, he’s ready to collect the payoff for selling his soul when he takes Rexsen Labs public. Propelled by the pending FDA approval of CGT, the first genetic cure for leukemia, he’s on the verge of becoming Newport Beach’s newest billionaire. But his dream suddenly becomes a nightmare when his jet crashes into the Pacific Ocean. While David miraculously survives, he loses control of Rexsen to his ruthless wife, Priscilla, her scheming brother, and her Wall-Street-cover-boy lover. Meanwhile, Rexsen researcher Tori Clarke discovers a fatal flaw in CGT, and becomes the target of a deadly cover-up to save their multi-billion dollar payday. Framed for murder and on the run, David joins forces with Tori to regain control of Rexsen, fix CGT, and save a young girl’s life. Trapped between the authorities and the company he helped build, David risks everything to give meaning to his second chance at life and his only chance for love.
Marathon is a quiet little Texas town, and it’s getting quieter. Kids are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind.
Somebody—or something—is taking them.
Action. Adventure. Romance. Suspense. The Bends is a supernatural thriller rollercoaster ride!
Recommended for Fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J.A. Konrath, and Dean Koontz
From Book 1: Read the novel voted Science Fiction Book of the Year*, now in development as a major motion picture. Nomad is the first book in a new four-part epic from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather.
Humanity only has days to prepare. Can one family survive?
SOMETHING MASSIVE IS COMING, and it's heading for Earth. That's what astronomer Ben Rollins is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter, Jessica, who's vacationing in Italy with his wife.
It's a hundred times bigger than the sun, Ben tells them. Somehow we can't see it yet, and we don't know what it is, but they're calling it Nomad--and in just months, the Earth may be destroyed.
But how did they miss detecting it until now?
The world erupts into chaos as the end approaches, and Ben discovers his wife and daughter are trapped in Europe.
The key to Nomad's mystery--and humanity's ultimate survival--rests in the answers Ben pieces together from his old Cold War-era research papers, in the midst of a desperate scramble across continents to find his family before Nomad swallows the planet.
A Coming Apocalypse…
A Mystery from Deep Space…
An Epic Adventure Thriller…
Backed by Real Science.
Nomad is the first novel in a four-book saga that follows on ...
Raising your mother can be deadly. Growing up in the city of Stillwater, Oklahoma, thirteen-year-old Liberty Justice has learned how to cook, clean, and care for her heroin-addict mother. But at school, Liberty struggles to fit in, and a fight with her rival gets her suspended. Frustrated, she turns to writing poetry—her only escape. When a drug dealer shows up at their house with wild accusations, a fight breaks out, and the dealer ends up dead. To save her mother from arrest, Liberty flees the scene with her mom in tow. Facing the demons of their past, the two are forced to run, staying just one step ahead of the police… and the professional killer hired for revenge. Liberty Justice is a heart-pounding, gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of a mother and daughter whose only hope of survival is to rely on the love they have for each other.
Abby wants a baby more than anything. But after years of failed infertility treatments and adoptions that have fallen through, it seems like motherhood is not in her future. That is, until her personal assistant Monica makes a generous offer that will make all of Abby's dreams come true. Or all of her nightmares. Because it turns out Monica isn't who she says she is. The woman now carrying Abby's child has dark, twisted secrets. And she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
...AND THE KILLER HAD NO FACE…
Lara Radburn arrives minutes after a crime is committed. She finds her renter, Crystal Mar, a local artist, dead. She has been bludgeoned by one of her own works in progress…the sculpture of a fierce lion. Her four-year-old daughter, Karma, has disappeared. In a frantic search through the surrounding woods, Lara encounters a stranger who helps her find Crystals child. But she soon discovers that Dane Lanford is the man who has taken her late brothers role as head of the local art retreat, a place shrouded in rumors and mystery, and has ties to Crystal through her artwork. To the traumatized child, the face of the killer has merged with that of the stone lion, so she can identify no one. Lara suspects charming Dane Lanford may be Karmas father…and a cold-blooded killer.
HE SAVES OTHERS FROM THEIR TROUBLES. WHO WILL SAVE HIM? Bus driver Rory Fine has a gift. He can take troubles from others with merely a touch. On a rain-swept night he asks his glum passengers to leave their worrisome emotions in his palm. But when he touches one passenger's hand everything he knows about troubles keeping is shattered. Somebody aboard hides a deadly and dangerous secret. What began simply, descends into a perilous battle with a menacing and evil dark entity and Rory now faces a terrible decision. Should he reveal his secret gift to Mariana, the passenger he's come to love but barely knows? The last time that happened somebody died. But Rory must find a way because someone or something stalks Mariana. Someone who kills in a macabre and sickening way. Someone with abilities more powerful than his own. Should the killer's plan succeed it's not just Mariana at risk but the very fabric of the world. Rory will need to discover a strength he may not possess. Even then, that might not be enough. For when the Trepan Killer wants you, there's nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Can Rory stop the Trepan Killer before he loses all? To do so, he will face more than the killer. He will face his own harrowing past. From International best-selling thriller author Susan May comes another page-turner keeping readers up way past their bedtime. The Troubles Keeper is a non-stop supernatural suspense ride, with memorable characters readers love and a fictional world that you won' ...
PRIDE can be the downfall of many. FBI Senior Special Agent Thompson had been trying to catch the paid assassin known as The Lion for many years. Now, as retirement looms, fueled by his sense of being outwitted at every turn by the killer, he takes drastic action, with unforseen deadly consequences. EXTREME PREJUDICE, a cryptic euphemism substituting the blunt reality of a cold-blooded murder. Army Intelligence Captain Bridget Mason has stumbled across a devastating secret, one that could easily get her killed. Covert Agent Kris is sent to try to keep her alive while they investigate who is selling out coalition troops in southern Afghanistan. However, Mason has her own way of doing things, yet the covert Special Operator Kris brings a new level of violence to her world.
He's running from his past, she's hoping he'll save her future ~~~ Marooned in Baja, Mexico, a Chechen arms dealer is waiting for the right diver to retrieve the deadly cargo on the bottom of the Sea of Cortez. But when the Queen of daytime drama, Leila Hunter Standiford, happens to admire a beautiful vintage Alden and its handsome captain, she doesn't realize that the boat will soon burn to the water line, or that a dead body will be found below, or that the captain has been targeted as a sacrificial diver.
Every day, I wake up certain of only three things: I am responsible for my mother’s death. My father has vanished. Someone wants me dead. I’m on the run. It’s me against the world. I cannot let it break me. When sixteen-year-old Olivia Jacobs and her celebrity chef father are brutally attacked after his French Quarter restaurant opening, the shell-shocked Olivia finds herself on the run on the streets of New Orleans. Who wants her dead? And why?
He’s haunted by the memory of a kidnapping case gone wrong… Not wanting history to repeat itself, Detective Matt Brady struggles to solve the disappearances of seven young women, but he quickly finds himself pitted against a criminal organization that knows as much about police procedure as he does—an organization that will do whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of him. His troubles are compounded when a young veterinarian injects herself into the investigation and is targeted to become victim number eight. When he tries to protect her, he finds himself in the crosshairs of a professional cop killer. Can Brady solve the case in time to save his new love, or will this investigation be the death of both of them?
Some see Alec Winters as a breathtaking, amazing angel, a savior. Others see him as a mind-blowing nightmare, the most terrifying demon their minds could ever conjure. Alec Winters roams the gritty streets of New Orleans as hero and protector of the innocent while he annihilates wicked evil-doers in this very dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at sixteen-year-old Alec Winters, a New Orleans teen-jock, before his strange, supernatural transformation in Prelude. Then, continue the series to read Alec’s controversial story when he travels to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged series. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Science fiction author Nicole Collins is thrilled when she learns her first book will be made into a movie by Celestial Productions – until she finds out who owns the company: Malcolm Bryant, her ex-husband. Nicole still loves him, but she fears Malcolm is the same man who crumbles in the face of adversity. And then there are those threatening letters. Somewhere out there a deranged fan has adopted Nicole’s characters as his own family – and he’s not about to see his loved ones distorted by the camera lens. Nicole’s life is in danger. With a killer closing in, the only person who may be able to save Nicole is Malcolm – the man she so desperately hopes will finally make a stand.
Former police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx have joined forces to start a successful missing persons investigation firm which has just been contracted to find the wife of bodybuilder Will Endersbe. Ellen discovers that a number of women with similar features and hair color have also vanished in the Worcester area. Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper is to blame, and without a body, the police are happy to leave the case in their hands to solve. Hoping the women are still alive, Ellen digs for clues and races to find the women, despite her troubled private life and a meddlesome stepfather with a violent secret.
On a mission to Afghanistan to gather information about the opium trade, Rex Dalton stumbles across spine-chilling deceit and corruption reaching the highest hallways of power in Afghanistan, America, and Europe. His requests to his superiors to wipe out the drug stores, labs, and drug lords, fall on deaf ears. With no time to waste, and US politicians failing to act, Rex takes matters into his own hands and stirs up a hornet’s nest. One so deadly even Rex, one of the world’s most lethal assassins, might not survive. THE POWER OF THREE is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the second book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
Secrets shape relationships… Special Agent Lee Dawson has secrets. Secrets that forced her from Dallas to New York City in disgrace two years ago. Dallas County Assistant District Attorney, Nate Crane, visits New York and witnesses the brutal murder of a friend. When Lee is assigned to the investigation, her personal and professional lives collide. She can’t avoid the man she ditched six months ago. She’s the one Nate can’t stop thinking about. The one he let get away. He’s determined to get her back, no matter what she thinks she wants. Being a witness in her case puts them close—and Nate intends to keep it that way. After Nate’s attacked at a safe house, Lee knows there’s a leak – a dirty FBI agent working with the human trafficker her unit has been hunting for years. Can Lee protect her witness and resist the heat between them or will she succumb to her desires and throw them both into danger?
The gay 1890s aren't always. Gay, that is. Sometimes life is dangerous. In 1896, there aren't many career choices for a young lady. China Bohannon has fled one bad situation and is looking to start her life over as a strong, independent woman in the wild and woolly town of Spokane, Washington. The trouble is, convincing Gratton Doyle to take her seriously as a bookkeeper is hard enough, and when it comes to working as an investigator in the Doyle & Howe Detective Agency, it's well-nigh impossible. But what if China is able to solve a murder case no one else wants to take on, that of a young girl found dead, her body tossed in the river? If she can avoid being the next murder victim, will Gratton hire her then? There's only one way to find out.
The tender scars on her abdomen throb as memories of the attack come rushing back, flooding her mind and sending her heart racing... Psychotherapist Neve Keane knew that returning to work at the hospital after being stabbed by a patient would be difficult. But entering her unit only to be surrounded by a crowd of people claiming they need her help to stop the apocalypse—that’s more than she bargained for. When the crowd’s leader turns out to be a mutual patient of Neve and her best friend, streetwise Irish doctor Cornelius O’Brien, they are both pulled into a Byzantine plot that transforms Capitol Hill General into a dangerous place where threats and betrayals lurk around every corner. Then their mutual patient falls into a mysterious coma, and the clues he left behind lead Neve and Cornelius straight into Washington, DC’s ugly underbelly, a world of shadowy political forces with long arms and deadly intentions. As they race to unravel the threads of a sinister conspiracy that leads from their hospital all the way to the White House, Neve and Cornelius realize they might be fighting to stop the end of the world, after all—provided they can survive the week with targets on their backs.
What does an armed robbery in London's Charing Cross Road in July 1972 have to do with a meeting held in Vienna thirty-five years earlier? What connects the wartime survival of a Jewish man who worked in the offices of the Chancellor of Austria to the murder of a Catholic priest some twenty years after the end of the Second World War? What has the slaughter of three hundred Nama tribe folk at their settlement in Namibia got to do with the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations? And why were the remains of Martin Bormann, Hitler’s personal secretary, not discovered until December 1972, buried near Berlin’s Lehrter station? Former British spy Jack Price knows the answer to all these questions and is willing to die to keep the secret. The problem is... he’s not the only one who knows. It’s the lies that are not heard but kept as secrets, that own us all. (less)
When twelve-year-old Congolese boy, Joseph Muamba, is sold to a wealthy American family he wants to die. Eventually, he comes to love the family and lives the life of the all-American boy. However, he cannot rid himself of a nagging feeling that he has a greater calling in life. Fourteen years later he competes at the Beijing Olympics for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and wins his birth country’s first ever medal – gold in the decathlon. However, the nagging feeling persists, not satisfied by Olympic gold. Revered, he returns to the Congo as a guest of the president and is mobbed by adoring crowds. Maya Tansi, his closest childhood friend, has metamorphosed into a beautiful woman, and they become reacquainted. When Maya tells him Western countries are bribing politicians and plundering the country’s mineral wealth, he does not believe her. He soon finds Maya is right. Government induced bribery, corruption, rape, and murder are taking place in the Congo on a grand scale. Western and Chinese mining companies are ripping gold and minerals out of the earth without paying compensation or taxes. When the poor, oppressed people protest, they are imprisoned or murdered. Finally, Joseph realizes what his calling is, but it involves risking his life, and the lives of those whom he loves. Can he bring down rapacious, Western billionaires and an evil government?