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.
The Monarch Project could revolutionize the energy industry, eliminating the need for foreign oil, dramatically reducing greenhouse gases, and creating a clean sustainable energy future for generations to come. But all this is at risk when someone steals the project and demands $20 million for its return. Ray acts as the bagman in an effort to secure the project’s return. Events become more complicated when two murders ensue. Working against an Asian street gang, eco-terrorists, greedy corporate executives, and a band of academics who seem incapable of telling the truth, Ray and his sidekick Rubia seek to unravel who’s behind it all.
Osei and Ben, the CIA's newest cyber-terrorism operatives are assigned to electronically destroy an International terrorist group who plans to eliminate certain ethnic groups using a DNA virus. From a secret $800K payoff to the ex-wife of a world-renowned surgeon, terrorist activity is on the rise. Will Osei and Ben be able to disarm the International terrorist group with ties to US citizens? Find out and explore the darkness within the shadows in this political thriller.
After the death of my parents, my grandmother took me in; deep in the bayou of Louisiana. She fell ill soon after and I was left in the care of my aunt and uncle who mistreated me because of the color of my skin. My cousin brutally tormented me for years and within that time I learned I had a special sight that allowed me to see events in the future. Not happy events, but death. I was the grim reaper’s handmaiden. My grandmother recovered after some time and sent me to the Ella Louise School for Girls. Plunged into a new world, I escaped my tormentors only to learn the unspoken truths of the south weren’t escapable. The family secrets that haunted my childhood also plagued my future. It was up to me to dig up the buried truth and set it free. Only sometimes the past maybe better left in the past…
When the Strongest Hurricane in Decades Takes Aim at Florida, Ronnie Tries to Escape its Wrath. Will she Die in the Storm or Be Lost in Time Forever? Ronnie Andrews is lucky to be alive after a time travel glitch nearly took her life during Hurricane Frances. When Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest storms in decades, sets its sights on Florida, Ronnie jumps at the chance to join Mike, her mysterious new boss, on a business trip to Puerto Rico. Sparks fly, but when a newspaper article surfaces with horrific pictures of a woman who may have died at Mike's hands, Ronnie regrets the decision. Before she can confront Mike about what she knows, Hurricane Jeanne forms off the coast, trapping them on the island. Her doctors warned that another time-travel-induced illness may kill her. Mike may be her only salvation. The storm strikes and Ronnie time travels to Texas in 1872 where she is taken by Comanches. A rescue party saves her life led by Jesse and Frank James, hiding under assumed names. Will Ronnie find a way to make the time-traveling episodes stop before the dangers of the past, and the damage from the journey destroy her?
An adventurous young backpacker, captured and sold. A black market merchant who will stop at nothing to amass the power he craves. The one woman who can stop him before he destroys everything… Haunted by memories of an op gone bad, former assassin Leine Basso travels to Bangkok in search of a missing backpacker. With help from an old contact, she discovers the man responsible for the girl’s disappearance is connected to a violent Hong Kong triad and is the linchpin of an extensive trafficking network—both animal and human. Making enemies isn’t new for Leine, but making one in the triad is—she soon finds herself a prisoner on board a cargo ship headed for sub-Saharan Africa. To ensure her survival and to continue her hunt for the missing girl, she must join forces with Derek, an ivory poacher who promises to help her. For a price.
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.”
POLITICAL TERRORISM TECHNOTHRILLER It is a presidential election year and things are changing. America is overhauling its voting system, making room for modern processes and innovative technologies, but also for conspiracies and murder. The US presidential election system overhaul comes under fire. A heart transplant is denied. An accident claims the life of a consulting executive. Here, at home, terrorism has a new target. We know the day of the attack, Election Day. We know very little else. An unsettling page-turner, Devil’s Move dives into an intricate world of economic and political influences, and global conspiracies. Battling shadows in a game against covert players, Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of Devil’s Move. She embarks on a captivating adventure, riddled with danger and spiced with technology and science, in a breathtaking, exquisite political terrorism technothriller. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, James Bond, and Jack Reacher will love Alex Hoffmann.
When you’re an international spy, who said dying was easy?
Yigdal-Ben-Levy used to be the Mossad spymaster, but now he’s Israel’s Assistant Foreign Minister in D.C., exiled and long out of the game of spying. Diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, he’s waiting to die when he stumbles across a Chinese-Russian plot against the United States. Despite opposition from his Prime Minister, Ben-Levy decides to present his suspicions to the UN General Assembly after the President rejects his intel.
Unfortunately, the UN is in New York City, nearly 300 miles away; a journey filled with Russian and Chinese assassination teams, cyber-attacks that threaten US communications, and a violent snowstorm that has closed airports and made the roads treacherous. Ben-Levy still has some operatives he can rely upon, but it’s a threadbare team: Jon Sommers, Cassandra Sashakovich, Avram Shimmel, William Wing, and a ...
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An unsuspecting world stands on the brink of annihilation.
A shadow government waits in the wings, ready to seize power.
A former Navy Seal is humanity’s only hope.
Frank Marshall knows all about the ultra-secretive Committee, its involvement in 9/11, its quest for global power, and most terrifying of all, its imminent plan to murder three billion people. Because once upon a time Frank was one of them.
Now the former Navy Seal is stepping out of the shadows, determined to stop his former employers from committing genocide on an unthinkable scale and ushering in a brutal New World Order.
For his mission to succeed Frank must stay one step ahead of the Committee’s lethal hunter teams and its global surveillance network, and that means enlisting the help of others, civilians with no military training or combat experience, just everyday people who suddenly have everything to lose.
The question is, will any of them survive long enough to succeed?
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The beautiful, seductive and ruthless Lucy has a rap sheet as long as her golden blonde hair. She will do anything to stay out of jail and although her intentions are good, the devil inside her takes over and has her undertaking continuous acts of evil. On the other side of the spectrum, Nicholas, being a man of God, is naive and hopes to lead the sultry Lucy to the light of his God. But the devil of St. Gabriel has other plans. This thrilling suspense novel is merciless, twisted but absolutely gripping with a riveting ending that will bowl you over!
Today is the perfect day to die. Bernard is the type of man that accomplishes all that he sets out to—and easily. He's intelligent, hardworking, and completely unfamiliar with failure. His only complaint—the singular source of the inner anger bubbling within him—is that no one else in the world recognizes that. It's time to force them to. Bernard's had enough. Enough of the complete absence of respect in his life, of being looked down upon, of being the only person in the world—it seems—who truly sees the reality of his life and what he deserves acknowledgment for. In fact, that recognition is way overdue. And that makes Bernard's blood boil. Today is just like any other day; Bernard has planned and prepared for every aspect. His heated rage stews just under the surface, just more fuel for the fire. He will accomplish this one goal as he has all others. Another success, his ultimate success. And he'll have made his blissful escape. The final statement will be Bernard's. At last. The perfection of the execution of this one, final achievement will be undeniable. Bernard will be free of this ridiculous world—passing calmly from his lifetime of frustration—and the world will realize its significant loss. They won't be able to take away—or look away from—what he's about to do. If he succeeds. But of course, he will. Why wouldn't he? He always has. He's dead set on killing himself, as many times as it takes.
A killer lurks beneath the waves of the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Encinitas, the first attack submarine crewed by both men and women, stalks the Crescent Moon, a renegade Iranian sub armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But another predator hides aboard the American sub, a murderer who has already left a trail of dead women behind on shore. While the crew of the Encinitas plays a deadly game of hide-and-seek with the Crescent Moon, NCIS investigator Linus Schag must discover the killer’s identity before his – or her – blood lust leads to the submarine’s total destruction.
The men around Volcanologist Lenaia Talavera have a habit of dying. As she struggles to process the tragedies, she pulls away from God and her boyfriend, Paleontologist Travis Perego. So when she’s called back to Mt. Rainier and the small town of Mayim to investigate an act of sabotage, she jumps at the chance to avoid her problems and solve the puzzle. Someone on the mountain has tampered with the early warning system for rising magma, but who would want to risk an eruption that could kill an entire town? Lenaia soon discovers that two women from town have disappeared. When she finds one of them dead on the mountain, she suspects the murder is related to the sabotage. As she digs deeper, the evidence leads her to a deserted part of the mountain and an explosive secret. Unsure of who to trust and with time running out, Lenaia must stop a deadly plan before a killer buries the town of Mayim in a cascade of evil.
The Cold War. A backdrop to betrayal. A playground to power. When his daughter is kidnapped, Cuban-born, West Point Graduate Atcho must be a sleeper agent to men he'd rather kill. Atcho's rise opens doors into US National Defense even as a seemingly omniscient KGB officer holds unflinching sway over his actions. His public life clashes with secrets that only he and his tormentor share, isolating him in a world of intrigue among people whom he is determined not to betray. His choice: save his daughter, or save he world from nuclear holocaust.
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Download: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/gdto1uw9xj When her child’s life is at stake, a mother will do anything to save him. Clara McNair is running out of time to save her son, James. When the two-year-old is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, only an experimental treatment can save his life. She desperately needs money to pay for the surgery, but she’ll have to travel back to the site of her darkest memories to get it. Clara has escaped the demons of her youth—or so she thinks. It’s been ten years since the mysterious disappearance of her parents. Widely suspected of murdering her mother and father, Clara fled west to start a new life. Now, a documentary film crew is offering cold, hard cash—enough to pay for James’s treatment—in exchange for the sordid secrets of her past. With no other choice but to delve into a long-ago tragedy, Clara must unravel the lies surrounding that terrible night. Facing hostile gossip, Clara is fighting to clear her name and learn the truth about what really happened. But how far will she go into the dark to save her son—and herself?
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.
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Stress is a constant in Detective Miriam Rome’s life due to her heavy caseload. Now she’s facing an especially gruesome crime: a pediatrician’s wife has been brutally murdered, and a Bible verse written in her blood is found at the scene. As the tranquil city of Union Park, Texas, is left reeling, Detective Rome pursues every possible lead in her search for the murderer.
When a second slaying—and second bloody quote—seems to confirm that a serial killer is at large, Rome is forced to turn to her former partner for his particular insight. Father Augustine Treece had walked away from police work, but now Rome’s request has drawn him back into the grisly world he thought he’d left behind.
Working to stay ahead of the murders, Detective Rome and Father Treece must forgive their past to protect the next victim…a task that tests Rome’s limits when the killer hits too close to home.
Do you enjoy Christian fantasy fiction? "Encountering Darkness," a christian fantasy and adventure novel, will take you on a thought provoking journey. In this nightmarish tale, Pete and Amy try to discover who or what to follow. As Pete and Amy hear many voices declaring "truth", which is the right one? The situation seems bleak, at best, especially for Pete. Pete, a successful Mayor, must make sense of what is going on in this world and the world to come. He is haunted by an unknown smell from the darkened anthropomorphic house he lives at, as well as a strange world he keeps reappearing in. Curious things keep happening as this man is caught in a double life of weakness and strength. On the one hand, he is loved and people understand him as a powerful, prosperous man. On the other hand, he is secretly weak and lost, especially when around his house. Amy, who encounters Pete later, is a skilled warrior, from a different world. She has reliance on no one. Yet she too, is in confusion at what is happening, and her world crumbles from what she has previously known. Can Pete and Amy figure out what is occurring before they follow the wrong voice? This dark christian thriller is filled with suspense, action and a rush of adrenaline, humor and defiance...you'll be on the fringe.
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.
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An accidental spy with good intentions can still get people killed. Because Neil Henberlin wants to help his country, his life turns to chaos. “A great suspense/mystery book that you can’t take your hands off.” – Amazon Review “The suspense is highly palpable and there are plenty of exciting and surprising twists…” – Amazon Review “… great story, suspenseful, multiple unexpected twists, tense and exciting.” – Amazon Review Neil’s lack of espionage skills lead to blackmailed by a foreign power. Keeping his covert activities a secret from his wife proved lethal and when she finds out that Neil knows her truth, is she able to help protect herself. Can he run from his Intelligence handlers or does he use them? Can he hide from a foreign power with unlimited resources or does he dupe them? Can he play it his way and avoid tilting the balance of his life too far or does he getting dragged under? Get Undertow of Loyalty now and find out if Neil can keep it together.
Why is Zoe hiding beneath her bed?
Zoe Kealoha is a military research scientist. Her work with microrobotics is meant to save lives. But she’d kept her work a secret to protect her from just this kind of scenario. As footfalls outside her bedroom door stalked closer, Zoe knew her quiet world was about to be upended.
Unlike Zoe’s orderly world of hypothesis and laboratory controls, Gage Harrison loved the rush he got from his high-risk job as an elite warrior with the Marine Raiders. He was a Marine in every sense of the word. His soft spot was Zoe.
When Gage hears Zoe’s screams from inside her home, his instincts and training switch from lover to guardian. He’ll stop at nothing to protect her from those plotting her abduction. Gage and his team are willing to risk everything to guard Zoe and her top secret military research. Zoe and Gage work together to untangle the sticky web of intrigue that traps politicians, schemers, spies, and lovers and those willing to put money over loyalty.
The New Rulebook is a #1 Bestseller in Christian Suspense. Ruby Masters just watched a woman die. And learned about The New Rulebook, which framed her for murder. Now, it’s masterminds pursue her. Will Robert, her best friend and police officer, be able to prove her innocence before time runs out?
Two women thousands of miles apart. One a scientist stranded on an island with an untrustworthy male colleague and a hostile alien stalking them. The other—a thief wrongfully imprisoned for murder—lives in fear of assault by a corrupt prison guard. Neither can overcome the “invaders” that threaten their survival without solving the mystery of the link that binds them. “A short, briskly paced novel that's full of entertaining plot twists." -Kirkus Reviews "A cunningly plotted novel that keeps readers guessing with twists and turns and an ending they won't see coming." -The Booklife Prize
2017 Best Mystery/Suspense Novel (Best Independent Book Awards)2017 Clue Award for Best Suspense Thriller (Chanticleer International Book Awards)2018 Silver Medal for Thrillers (General) (Readers Favorite Book Awards)2018 Winner, Adult Fiction (California Author Project) Meet William Butcher, aka The Butcher, former Navy SEAL, now a disgraced ex-NCIS agent. Those who stole $9 billion in cash from Iraq want him dead. The cops want him for murder. Butcher's only hope is his former NCIS colleague and closest friend, Linus Schag. Together Schag and Butcher tear away the veil of conspiracy,uncovering a criminal enterprise reaching into the highest levels of government. Ripped from today's headlines, this sequel to Martin Roy Hill's highly praised The Killing Depths takes the reader from the California mountains to the coastal waters of the Pacific into the dangerous world of war-profiteers and international mercenaries, and is guaranteed to keep readers on edge until its final, explosive climax.
The sensational Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller that Publishers Weekly called "A Terrifically Entertaining Thriller" is finally FREE! When a freak accident endows a terminally ill man with extraordinary mental abilities, he’ll spend his last days fighting to rescue a woman and her autistic child, unwittingly becoming the only hope against a global terrorist—or the fanatic’s ultimate weapon. Over 1,200 5-Star Reviews!
Thirteen years ago, Melissa was abducted as a baby. Today, she was brutally murdered. Thirteen years after her only child, Melissa, died in the maternity ward, Alice Cannon learns that her daughter's body has been found by a lake in San Diego with multiple stab wounds. She realizes that someone stole Melissa after birth and tricked her into believing her baby was dead. The records of the hospital where Alice gave birth show that she and Melissa were discharged in excellent condition the day after delivery. Did Melissa's abductor pose as Alice? Were the doctors part of the conspiracy to steal her child? Alice finds out that Melissa was adopted by a childless couple, Michelle and Norman Keener, and she suspects they were behind her daughter's abduction. When the Keeners show Alice a video of her handing Melissa over to them, she begins to question her memory--and sanity. Did she forget giving her daughter away or is she a victim of a far-reaching conspiracy? As Alice looks for clues, she discovers that she might be Melissa's killer. Or maybe the real killer is trying to frame her.
Someone is watching… Just months from her college graduation, Elizabeth Holt is in love and her future is brighter than the sun. But all that changes when, after a romantic birthday with her fiancée, Elizabeth returns home, unaware a secret watcher has unimaginably horrible plans for her. Left for dead . . . Days after the attack, Elizabeth emerges from a coma, but she is irrevocably changed. Compelled to find her attacker and find justice, she goes down a dark path that forces her to choose between love and her obsession--not just for herself, but other survivors. Justice or vengeance... Elizabeth finally gets what she's been waiting for: the call that her attacker has been found. Now she has a choice: face the monster who could change everything she's fought for, or walk away and let him destroy her life a second time.
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 ...
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.
When Cassandra Sashakovich, a bright but arrogant economist and consultant, is in Riyadh completing a financial forecasting assignment, her cover is blown by a mole from her intelligence agency. A covert agent whose call sign is "Swiftshadow," she barely survives an encounter with a hit man and escapes to Washington, where she is fired by her agency for becoming a liability.
Hunted by terrorists who fear she may have hacked details of their pending operation, Cassie must identify the mole and neutralize the terrorists to recover her life. She finds help in the arms of another rogue agent, Lee Ainsley, and learns how to deal with life on the run from a homeless teen, Ann Silbee.
From Riyadh to the halls of power in Washington, from New York's homeless to Hong Kong's center of technology, from the remnants of Silicon Valley to Al Qaeda's Afghanistan, Cassie desperately races against the clock to expose plots by both her own government and the terrorists; an operation that could result in the deaths of millions of Americans. Cassie must come to terms with her own natu ...
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
Maili Beach, a crime noir novella set in Hawai'i He didn't want to return to Hawai'i, but before he could escape again the bodies started to pile up... "The Company" had one rule, talk, and you get buried alive! A bite of the big pineapple! A nightmare in paradise! A tale of innocence, vice, and dumb luck... A man returns to Hawai'i for his father’s funeral and is forced to take over the family’s criminal business. At first, he rejects the role, but as he learns about the family history; reunites with his old girlfriend; and recognizes his opportunity, he hatches a plan to steal the family’s inheritance. In a bitter-sweet climax, he learns that fortune favors the brave… Review: “A real page-turner that has everything: man's struggle against his base nature, greed, selfishness, fear, anger, hatred, love, and lust. There is a search for a "homeland" and to find a place where we belong- whether land as in ancestral or land as a piece of this earth that is ours. It gives us "roots" no matter how far away we may be such as on the "mainland" It reads like a noir novel- well researched and well written and filled with the foibles of us humans insisting on doing things our own way. But there is also a quest for something bigger than ourselves here; a search for redemption/salvation however unattainable it may seem to be. There is still a wish, a cry, and a hope to believe that it may be possible.”
A Bosnian gangster is gunned down in a packed London restaurant. In his possession is a notebook once belonging to Isaac Newton. This is just the latest in a series of shocking crimes connected to objects once belonging to the famous scientist. Naturally, it’s a case for Vincent Blake, London’s leading stolen art investigator.
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.
When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen. After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.
The sexually abused body of a young talented actress is discovered at Lake Mohegan, in wealthy Fairfield, Connecticut. Detective Frank Gianni’s sixth sense screams serial killer the minute he lays eyes on her. This erotically charged thriller calls upon the synergism of Detective Gianni and rookie Detective Brenda Corrino to find the killer before he strikes again. The woman’s brutal rape and sadistic murder are digitally recorded onto a DVD and delivered to local talent agent Jay Martin. With the help of the new Medical Examiner Dr. Darren Crowe, Detective Corrino infiltrates the prime suspect’s erotic world in an attempt to confirm her suspicions. However, the investigation is developing much too slowly for Detective Corrino and she decides to take matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, the killer is one step ahead of her.
Even Hardened Mossad Spies Need A Rescue Sometimes At its heart, Diamond Rain is a high-octane thriller, weaving readers through the streets of foreign locales and whisking them away just as quickly to follow the main characters to their next destination. As the plot unfolds, the stakes intensify, pitting Thomas and an eclectic mix of comrades against a Chinese general hell-bent on world domination. From tough beginnings in the Bogside of Derry during the Irish 'Troubles', Thomas and his family slip away to coastal Maine. After more hardship, Thomas forms lasting bonds with Lanky and Billy and he embarks upon a career as a photographer. Thomas takes a job with an international news organization when events threaten to overturn the world. During an assignment, chance brings him Kefira, only to see her snatched away from him in the blink of an eye. But all is not lost. Kefira manages to pass a powerful technology to Thomas just as she is on the verge of kidnap. Equipped with Nanotech, Thomas believes he can rescue her and defeat a reincarnated Mao Tse Tung in Central China. Can he master the Nanosuit and reverse his fortunes? One thing is certain, he'll do everything in his power to try. Pick up this near future sci-fi techno thriller filled with artificial intelligence using state of the art quantum computing of the type NASA and Google just bought from D-Wave Systems. A second chance in love depends on Thomas's wits and mastery of psychic powers that let hi ...
Her body is frozen, unable to move. Her eyes are locked on the blood leaving her body in a steady string of droplets, collecting in the bone ash porcelain bowl engraved with intricate gold leaves. Her parted lips let out a shriek that no one hears. He just smiles and wipes her tears with cold fingers. The girl: missing After fifteen-year-old Kaylee disappears without a trace, FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett is assigned to the case that falls outside of the normal purview of the FBI. With every lead she uncovers, more questions are posed with only one possible, terrifying answer: there are others like her who have vanished, never to be seen or heard from again. Is there a pattern in these disappearances? What happened to the others who have vanished? Is there a connection, or is Tess chasing shadows? The first twenty-four hours: critical Frantic for answers and painfully aware of each passing moment, Tess has a choice to make, one that could save the life of a young girl: was Kaylee’s disappearance a singular event, or was she the latest victim of a serial killer no one knew existed? The odds of finding the girl alive drop with every second passing by and making the wrong choice would seal her fate. Her blood would be on her hands.
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. Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with City Lights Press Publishing.
A headless body. A contract killer. His human prey.
Chopped is an electrifying game of chess with political undertones played against an opponent whose obsessive mind is moves ahead. Can Diana and her partner outthink this brilliant killer, or will Surgeon’s brutal game continue unchecked?
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!
A serial killer is on the loose. Cabarita Beach residents want an arrest. But with no clues, no budget and an inexperienced investigating team, Detective Jack Creed has his back to the wall The killings started a decade ago. However with five murders in the past eighteen months, the town's residents are petrified. The killings are identical - all black, drug using, female prostitutes. Except for the latest victim. HE'S different. Jo Boston-Wright joins Creed's team. She comes from a pedigree police family but with no murder experience, female and a double-barrelled surname, she'll need to prove herself fast on this male chauvinistic team.She unearths a vital clue that links a quiet, retired ex-Military police officer to the killings. The media is hungry for an arrest. If she's right, she'll stamp her place on the team. But if she's wrong, not only will it end her career but destroy Detective Jack Creed's as well. "This has everything....great story line, wonderful characters, tension and just the right amount twists and turns. C T Mitchell's best work"
Colliding on the path to catch a killer… Special Agent Taylor Carrigan takes “control freak” to the extreme. Her need for structured rigidity rules her life—and her job at the FBI. She doesn’t do emotion, so when her fiancé is murdered, she doesn’t know how to deal with the internal fallout. Antioch Police Sergeant Shannon Crowley has been intrigued with the uptight FBI agent for months. When he looks at Taylor, he sees more than the mask she hides behind. She doesn’t have time for the cop who won’t quit chasing her—she’s got chasing to do of her own. Taylor admits he calms her, but he’s a distraction she can’t afford. She’s playing a dangerous game, riding the line between revenge and justice. Keeping Shannon close could give Taylor the balance she desperately needs, but it would put something more than her case in jeopardy: her heart. With so much on the line, is she capable of handling it?
When Beth Vogelsang's Uncle Jerry is tortured and murdered Beth's estranged friend Regan is the first cop on the scene. Regan hopes for reconciliation, but they've led different lives. Beth has been abused, beaten, raped, and has experienced a devastating death in the family. She's also fallen in love with her lesbian therapist. Will she reunite with her genderqueer friend? Or will their individual secrets keep them apart. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer on the loose, putting both their lives at risk.
One hundred inmates hold twelve guards hostage in the laundry dorm of The Indiana Penal Farm. Emergency squads are massed along the fence, awaiting the order to attack, while sharpshooters are perched like crows on top of the administrative building. Tom Hemmings, a dorm counselor, has been drafted to defuse the standoff. But the inmates are divided into rival gangs, the guards into feuding unions. And the prison administration has sparked the standoff by forcing cut-rate services upon the facility. As he enters the prison, Tom's heart starts to hammer. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad? And how will this nightmare end? John M. Gist, Founding Editor, Red Savina Review, states, "The Siege is a Freudian descent into the moral ambiguity inherent in modern institutions. When it comes, as it must, the violence is as tangible and absurd as certain scenes in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. An excellent debut from a writer on the rise."
Suspense, intrigue, and dazzling plot twists power this tale of an FBI special agent and rookie investigator racing through the darkest layers of Minneapolis to chase a sinister Federal Reserve robber. FBI Special Agent Jack Miller, pulled into a high-profile case to mentor a new agent, finds himself in a clash with the toughest opponent of his career. The chase culminates in the bowels of the city, in the storm sewers and tunnels beneath The Ninth District Federal Reserve of Minneapolis.
When you talk to yourself, there’s only one voice. When you picture something, there’s but a single mind’s eye. Recently graduated psychologist, Dr. Sam “Doc” Price and his inexperienced team had always held those principles to be true…at least, under normal circumstances. But as they studied the work of Dr. Ned Worthington, a brilliant but troubled neuroscientist, they began to wonder if he had created an electronic world that was anything but normal. He claimed it could rewire the brain, repurpose sections of it for new uses. And the man who had used it was capable of remarkable feats. But as their awe of what might be possible grew, so did their unease about what was implied. Just beyond what they could prove, there seemed a dark side of the technology and perhaps, a man who had succumbed to it. Was he watching? Was he coming for them? And when Doc and his team finally secured the evidence they sought, only one question remained. Now that they knew, could they survive the truth?
Humanity suffers. All else has failed. The 1% must be removed… Iraq/Afghan Vet Zeb Dalton is tired. Keeping America and China from exploding in a mutual firestorm of heat and light will do that to you. Still, he made a promise to himself that he would ask certain questions, were he to emerge from Seattle’s captivity in one piece (Zeb Dalton Series book 1—When Totems Fall). That all seemed possible. That is, until a madman named Matthew Donneleigh came along. Billionaire by age thirty-five, the tech guru believed untold wealth and good intentions would rid the world of its most serious ills. Turns out he was wrong. Now, his frustrated benevolence has devolved into an entirely different plan. Searching for healing in the deepest Amazon regions, the man stumbles upon a parasitic weapon and an epiphany: the wealthy are the problem. And in Donneleigh’s world, problems get resolved. Called back into special assignment by America’s new, first female, president, Dalton teams up again with super-sniper Jessica Sanchez and a mysterious relic of a man from the CIA’s former efforts in Nicaragua, known simply as Padre. Dalton and Sanchez faced down an entire nation-state in Seattle. This time, the powerful combination of true believer and nature’s wrath may prove even more formidable. Possibly, unstoppable, as some 13 million high net worth individuals—the president included—lie in the crosshairs of an ancient Mayan scourge. The Cleansing is filled with “believable, strong characters” and ...
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.
A cocky, wise-cracking, commercial airline pilot has a surreptitious, life-long relationship with the apparition of a dead relative, killed decades earlier in a military plane crash. When the apparition urges the pilot to solve the mystery of that crash, government censorship and stonewalling ensues, eventually surmounted by confidential information provided by entities disguised as the pilot’s dead relative and murdered comrades.
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 ...
While vacationing in Greece in 1956, Lily Tassos, the hard-partying daughter of a powerful arms dealer, has a sudden change in plans.
After her sometime boyfriend a CIA agent is murdered before her eyes, she finds herself holding a ticket to Moscow and a mysterious metal card. A far cry from her usual pairing of a Faulkner novel and bottle (or two) of white Bordeaux.
Alone and haunted by her lovers death, apolitical Lily resolves to complete his mission and find out who killed him.
Masquerading as a gung-ho member of the American Communist Party, she travels to Moscow, where she is contacted by Pasha Tarkhan. Brutal, yet charismatic, Tarkhan is both a high-ranking Soviet official and CIA asset, not to mention a covert supporter of the Russian Spiritual Underground. This alliance of self-styled deists have rejected the secular Soviet state and vowed to bring it down by means of faith, prayer...and blood.
Grinding her old life beneath the heel of her Dior stiletto, Lily puts her new one on the line, surrendering to fate, love and, for once, events bigger than herself.
Heroes Don't Travel - #2 Dystopian Thriller Heroes Series is another fast paced ride.
The feral town of Henwell is in turmoil
Guns have been fired and bodies litter the streets
A girl has crossed the Gypsies and they want blood
This is the chaos Ben Jackman enters. The girls father has hired Ben to bring her back to Ostere, but this is no click and collect mission as there is a child involved. The girls child, a child the Gypsies have claimed as their blood
And they dont want to give it back
Ben must capture the child, reunite the girl with her father and prevent the Gypsies enacting Armageddon on his sorry arse.
Alas two out of three is all he can hope for.
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A Frenchman in the British Army fighting Germans on the Western Front? That’d be a bastard—the illegitimate son of the French President, forbidden by father to join the fray. Under an assumed name, Michel joins anyway. Except now he cannot escape the war that follows every step of the way as he and Henry—his comrade in arms—seek rest and recuperation in the mountains. Instead of wine and women, they find Germans and a secret plot to destroy France’s hub of munitions production. Cut off and outnumbered, they recruit a motley army comprising a women’s auxiliary and an old farmer with a big rifle and bad attitude. There’ll be no rest for these soldiers, not until Michel and Henry go to war. A cracking action–adventure story for fans of Flashman and The Guns of Navarone.
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.
PRAISE FOR Blue Christmas “A Great 17,000 word Christmas short story – part of the Bestselling Sizzling Romantic Suspense “Blond Barracuda ” series.” RomanceReaderReviews “Gorgeous Army Captain Tiffany Anderson kicks butt with the best of them! And there isn’t a guy among the agents who is hotter than golden-boy Col. Brady Schaefer. Non-stop action! Sizzling romance!” J. John • Two top undercover agents topple an international illegal arms dealer. Much to the surprise of the two “go it alone” sexy agents, Christmas in Korea is anything but Blue. • Snow Angels, cookie dough (and especially the frosting) plus a big dose of Elvis-- makes for a sizzling Christmas • Even Blue Christmases can be Red HOT!
Intricately woven, this psychological thriller is packed with intrigue and begs the question... Would you risk your own life and the lives of those you love to save millions marked as sinners? When two college students rescue the cure for a deadly virus from destruction, no one and nowhere is safe. By day, Anthony and Lianna must outrun and outsmart a faceless killer before they pay the ultimate price—their lives. By night, dream walking becomes a terrifying exercise of mind and body. If Anthony can't learn to control his unique dream walking abilities, then the Reaper will continue to drag unsuspecting souls to the darkest depths of the underworld. Agendas with dangerous consequences lurk around every corner, but Anthony and Lianna can't stop or the people they care about will be lost forever. As lives cross and intertwine, mysteries are exposed and killer’s motives unravel. Anthony and Lianna discover not everything is what it seems, and sometimes those you trust the most hide the truest evil. Readers who enjoy thrillers with a slow burn and a hefty dose of mystery along with dark and vengeful religious and paranormal undertones will enjoy this story. Grab your copy today!
Blurb: What if ISIS had biological weapons? This nightmare scenario was published in Germs of War first in 1999, which predicted 9/11. A fast-paced amalgamation of science, international intrigue with rogue CIA agents battling terrorists, and politics. And a lonely student who can thwart it all. Will she be able to?
While returning from Professor Dawson’s lecture on haunted places, the last thing Sheriff Jeff McQuede and Dawson expect to encounter is a terrified woman clinging to the railing of Mirabella’s Bridge, crying for her lost baby. It looks as if Rae Harris has thrown the infant over the bridge in a fit of despair, but she claims he has been stolen by a ghostly figure she calls Mirabella. Similar to the La Llorona legend Dawson just spoke about, Mirabella was a local pioneer woman who was rumored to have drowned her infant after being abandoned by a lover. At first McQuede believes Rae was driven by madness, but he soon finds evidence that her story may be true, and the perfectly timed kidnapping of her child may be in some way related to lecture attendee and local celebrity, Jim Royce, and his vast fortune.
Historical/espionage thriller (not a romance).
The Cold War. A backdrop to betrayal. A playground for power. A rogue Soviet general mobilizes to overthrow the Soviet regime and gain control of the USSR's military arsenal. The world is on the brink of war. To stop him, the US president sends covert operator Atcho deep inside Siberia. Failure could spell nuclear annihilation - and a relentless investigative reporter pursues Atcho, certain that he is the shooter in an assassination attempt. Worse yet, Atcho’s beautiful fiancée, a former CIA operative, goes rogue to save him. Don’t miss this nail biter that Carmine Zozzora, producer of Die Hard with a Vengeance calls “pure gold.”
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?
This faceless corporate worker bee has had enough...and there's murder on her mind... After years of climbing the corporate ladder to achieve her ultimate goal---elite C-suite status---Adrian Banner has finally made it to the top of the morally corrupt mega-corporation she works for. Or so she thinks. Promised heir apparent to her C-Suite manager, Adrian is poised to make the final leap when her manager dies unexpectedly in a bizarre accident. When Adrian learns that shes not next up in the succession plan, she takes matters into her own hands, beginning a series of comical murders of well-deserved, odious victims who stand in the way of her ultimate goal. Death by Corporate America is a darkly comedic look at the seedy underworkings of a corporate world and one woman whos trapped within it.
The region of Autumnum is in a dire state: a nationwide civil war, foreign enemy Sky Pirates, and to top it all, a new mass murderer headlined as the Hypnotist. Reclusive hunter, Ashkii Dighin cares little of these affairs. But when his tribal chief accounts him with hunting the Hypnotist, he is forced to depart his tranquil home and venture out into the heart of danger—for the Hypnotist commands the senses and perceptions of all beings, and can shift them in any way it wishes. Can Ashkii stop this threat? Not on his own. Joining him on this task is special talent, Kelanassa Kaliete, who is immune to hypnosis. Together, the two must persevere in the face of death and find out the truth at any costs. Who is the Hypnotist? What is its relation to the Sky Pirates and the civil war? Will Ashkii and Kelanassa manage to unravel the chaos that plagues the region before powers of darkness swallow them whole?
Angelina Bonaparte is starting from square one. After a messy divorce, the middle-aged librarian put down her books and picked up a new gig as a private investigator. When a mob boss heads to jail for his mistress' murder, she has no issue with the womanizing scumbag rotting in prison. But when the suspect's pregnant wife swears his innocence, Angelina can't find it in her heart to refuse the case.
Already reluctant to get involved, her frustration grows when she's forced to work alongside Ted Wukowski, a homicide detective who thinks a crime scene is no place for a woman. In the search for clues along the mistress’ long record of broken hearts and promises, Angelina’s natural charm is the perfect complement to her temporary partner's take-no-prisoners interrogation style. And before long, she and Ted can feel their grudging respect transform into an undeniable attraction.
To solve the case and catch the murderer, the PI and the cop must learn to trust each other completely before an innocent man goes to jail for a crime he didn't commit…
Truth Kills is the first book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like fierce female detectives, unlikely partners, and nail-biting whodunits, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping crime thriller.
When a stroll down memory lane becomes a rush for the exit. Shattered by the death of his wife, Doyle Mere returns to San Francisco, his wife's home town and the city he used to know and love. He plans to settle into Haight-Ashbury and write a memoir, believing that if he can clarify the past it will lead to a more certain future. But when Doyle is robbed — twice in one day — he realizes that he has to adapt to an unfamiliar world consumed by wildfires, drought, power failure and social collapse. This is not the San Francisco he so fondly remembers. It’s become a palace of wealth and technology for the elite one percent — but inhabited by drug users, criminals and the dispossessed. After his initial setback, Doyle finds comfort with neighbors in a restored Victorian mansion. Together they befriend a wayward artist whose daughter carries a secret that will soon test everyone’s courage and grit. But is their bond strong enough to overcome impending crisis? When the chaos threatens to strike at the core of this new-found tribe, Doyle must call upon the twin sons he left behind to save them. When Things Fall Apart, Can the Center Hold? Exit from America is a coiled-up, character-driven novel set in a world on the brink of disaster. Balanced on the edge of suspense and psycho-drama, the novel portrays five disparate souls trying to escape the pending collapse before they are buried in its ruins. At the end of the journey, Exit from America leaves you ...
Until tragedy scuttled her dreams, Christina Davenport had been training to become a magician like her father. On her twenty-fifth birthday, a mysterious present reawakens her interest. A pop into the local magic store captures the attention of a charming street performer, who hires her as his assistant. Christina has no desire to make a career out of holding some guy’s props, but Reynaldo the Magnificent could be her ticket to something bigger. When his dark side threatens to make everything she’s worked for disappear—including the troubled young doctor who has become one of her fans—she questions if the opportunity for a second chance is worth the price of admission.
Afghanistan in the mid-1990s, emerging from Soviet occupation, has become the focal point for American political intervention and one in which the British government has a keen interest. The seemingly impossible task of influencing the American selection of who forms a controlling alliance in that country falls on Fraser Ughert, the omnipotent chairman of the United Kingdom Joint Intelligence Committee. Once I Was A Soldier is a story of murder, exploitation and sex involving two wealthy women. One, the Machiavellian wife of the American Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, who seeks more power than she already has; the other, a young, attractive, but naive English book publisher, who wishes she had never inherited her family’s fortune. Both become entangled with a 44-year-old womanising British intelligence agent who is still looking to find his real self between glasses of whisky and the beds he shares.
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?
Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered. Now the 23-year-old playboy desires only one thing: revenge. Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl's tortured body. Only this one isn't dead . . . yet. The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin's life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who's really responsible . . .before it's too late. Nightmares Trilogy: Dark, disturbing and definitely going to mess with your mind - Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer is the first psychological thriller in Demelza Carlton's Nightmares Trilogy, which includes: • Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1) • Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2) • Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3)
What would you do if your best friend vanishes without a trace? Asha and her best friend Katy arrive at London’s Heathrow Airport on their long trek to South Asia. A few hours later, Katy vanishes in broad daylight. Asha is frantic and dashes across the city to find her. She’s breaking the law and the border police are after her, but she has no choice. Ready to sacrifice her own life for her friend, she follows a mysterious robed woman to a place that holds dangerous secrets. Who lives in this house? Is Katy hidden in here, and will Asha find her alive? This is a gritty tale of crime and revenge that will take you on a mad race from the underbelly of London to the cobblestone squares of Brussels, and to the medieval land of citadels and castles in Luxembourg.
Sheriff Peter Holbrook leads a simple life watching over the residents of Nowhere, Kansas, where the most noteworthy crimes are dognappings and brawls at the local tavern. He’s always had an inherent fear of the gray – the yearly spring storms that plague the area. As the gray descends on Nowhere, a mysterious woman crashes her car just outside city limits. The tattooed stranger may not remember who she is, but Peter instantly feels a connection with her. But, the girl’s appearance isn’t the oddest event. Unusual behavior from the townsfolk, cattle mutilation, and death soon follow. Peter believes they are related, but only has his instincts and prophetic ramblings from his deceased mother. As the mysteries and bodies pile up, he turns to the stranger for help in hopes to save his sleepy town.
A young man born and raised in America has allegiance to his family, his faith, and the country he was born in. It's the Jihad who breaks the circle of harmony and demands Aadheen attend a training camp in the Middle East. Aadheen, a student at the local University is panicked over the demand and decides to involve the (CIA) Central Intelligence Agency. Following the Agency's instructions, Aadheen makes the International journey where he learns his true identity, but not before the Agency takes matters into their own hands. A short thriller; Part of the #CommuteRead collection.
After Monsterland has been destroyed, the entire world is thrown into chaos. Wyatt Baldwin and his friends must go beyond the boundaries of their small town to reestablish contact with the outside world. During their journey they discover a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park. The danger of werewolves, vampires and zombies pale in comparison to an army of relentless mummies, Vincent Konrad's reanimated monster and the menace of a life-sucking ooze they call The Glob. Will Wyatt and his friends survive when they reenter the scariest place on earth?
Inspired by his real-life experiences, award-winning humor author Rodney Lacroix takes you on a dark journey with his first entry into the world of dramatic literature in "The Sins of the Father." Sometimes, when lives are shattered, families destroyed and dreams obliterated, the only recourse is to put pen to paper. "The Sins of the Father" short-read chapter series is the raw emotion of a writer's catharsis, his therapy put forth in a fictional short story based on a catastrophic life event. Rodney J. Lacroix is typically known for his award-winning humor and comedy writing. But here, within the pages of this powerfully compelling story, he reveals a darker side. In "The Sins of the Father,"he gives you insight on what it's like to be trapped inside a horrific nightmare when you're neither the criminal nor victim. A memory of a true crime and hidden past decades old gives life to this short story, and the final outcome which serves as a resolution that can only live in fiction.
Private investigator Angelina Bonaparte can barely contain her excitement. Thrilled to reunite with her detective boyfriend after an obligatory embargo of several years, she’s preparing every detail for his return. But she’s forced to put passion on the backburner when she discovers a local artist brutally slain.
When the dead man’s own last will and testament shockingly predicts his death, the seasoned sleuth ignores her lover’s warnings and digs into the victim’s treacherous links with the Russian mob. But with the culprit still on the loose and the evidence not matching up, Angelina’s life could be snuffed out the ultimate criminal mastermind.
Is Angelina’s romantic reunion in danger of being fatally cut short?
Blood Kills is the spine-tingling fourth tale in the Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries thriller series. If you like riveting twists, blossoming love affairs, and pulse-pounding close calls, then you’ll adore Nanci Rathbun’s high-octane story.
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.
The last thing Andi needs is a cocky FBI agent… Badboy FBI agent Cole Lucas always gets his man. So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts the human trafficker all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren. Cole doesn’t do small towns and he doesn’t get involved with women he works with, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge. Two murders, her partner shot and leading the investigation on her own, the last thing Andi needs is a cocky FBI agent that sees her as no more than a tagalong. As a widow and single mother, she’s used to being on her own. When Cole gets stuck without a place to stay, crashing on her couch puts them in dangerous territory. Attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she left behind when her husband died. Her three-year-old son quickly wiggles his way into Cole’s heart, and he starts contemplating things—family, love—that he’d never planned for himself. Can being forced to work together make them stronger or will their differences jeopardize their case and their hearts?
"An action-packed medical suspense that kept one guessing..."
Major Jack Bass, MD is a mix of Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Marcus Welby.
In the first book of the Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles series, In the Line of Ire, Jack finds himself the target of blazing hatred from his commanding officer who blames Jack for his own failings. The commander makes Jack a scapegoat of his malicious jealousy, and is intent on making Jack pay – with his life!.
Fighting for their lives, Jack and his new love – Major Lori Darden, RN - learn just how dangerous it can be to raise the ire of a psychopathic boss. Jack must fight back to prevent his world from turning to ash right before his very eyes.
"Forget G.I. Joe there is a new American hero and his name is Capt. Jack Bass!!!"
An absorbing medical murder mystery you will not be able to put down! In The Line of Ire is a fast paced medical thriller like you never read before.
Become immersed in a thrilling adventure that feels absolutely real, by diving into this exciting page-turner!
A cautionary tale about the consequences of blind prejudice, SHE'S MY DAD tells the story of a transsexual woman named Nickie Farrell, who, returning to her Northern Virginia alma mater to teach English to a new generation of scholars, is unaware that in the nearby town lives a son from an illicit love affair she had during her male undergraduate days. As Nickie’s hopes to keep a low profile are dashed by an overly-ambitious journalism student, a dying reactionary billionaire hatches a scheme to obliterate the despised liberal school with a suicide dirty bomb attack. Local and college people alike become ensnared in a web of bigotry and mistrust, while one long-buried family secret may offer the only hope for everyone’s ultimate deliverance. Filled with richly-drawn characters and building to a stunning climax, SHE’S MY DAD is a story about the destructiveness of hate, the power of love, and the redemptive triumph of good over evil. "Ultimately, this novel is a deft and nuanced study in contradictions, clashes, and mismatches, and a stirring reminder that so often that's exactly what life is... A rich web of complex questions, rendered beautifully in this tale of a transgender professor." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness all propel Todd Clarke, not exactly one of the good guys, into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky in this canine military thriller. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined. A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer. With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.
“It was just a dream.” We all say that to our children when they have a nightmare and wake up crying, don’t we? “Sh, baby, it was just a dream.” But what if there is no such thing as just a dream? What if dreams are portals to other worlds where evil lurks? When Andrew and Julia have their baby, they quickly realize their daughter is very different from other children. The girl’s grandmother tries to warn them. Their daughter, Anna, has a gift. She travels the worlds at night as one of the shadowpeople. But she is also in grave danger. When Andrew and Julia finally realize her old grandmother is right, it is too late. The man with the umbrella has already set his eyes on Anna. Blackbird Fly is a masterful, intensely suspenseful novel from the Queen of Scream. It is the second book in Willow Rose’s Umbrella Man trilogy. Fans of Stephen King, Blake Crouch, Paula Hawkins, Kendra Elliot and Robert Dugoni will be gripped by this page-turning supernatural thriller, guaranteed to keep you reading till the next morning.
Inspired by the testimony of women around the world, Réal Laplaine’s latest book, Woman EX, explores the real impact that a patriarchal history has had on society. When disaster after disaster topples the status quo, the world is forced to rebuild itself from the toxic ashes. "A thriller that will shake your world! Without an exception, the best novel I’ve read in 30 years!" R.M. "An utterly captivating and quickly-paced thriller..." Author, Victoria Ichizli-Bartels "Chock full of great characters, lively action, and adroit narrative, Woman EX is a novel you won’t want to put down." Author, Ken Dickson
What would you do if you were framed and sentenced to twenty years in an Asian prison? Would it make any difference if the heinous crimes that you’d gotten away with carried far longer sentences? Would knowing that your actions led directly to the suicide of your financial controller prick your conscience? Blind hate kept Douglas Aspine alive in Changi Prison. He had no conscience or compassion for those he had hurt, only the lust for revenge. Would this evil man succeed in bringing down those who had framed him?
Nikki Garcia, former international fraud auditor turned private investigator, escapes to Spain to avoid death threats on her last assignment in Mexico. A week later, Nikki and her fiancé, Eduardo, find themselves caught up in a terrorist attack at one of Barcelona’s major tourist attractions. As events unravel, Nikki discovers she is being stalked, worse, she may have been the target of the deadly bombing. To find out who has plotted against her, they consider international connections to people she encountered in her past investigations in Latin America. Weaving their way through Barcelona in an attempt to get facts, Nikki and Eduardo further endanger their lives upon discovering a series of suspects, from flamenco dancers to foreign nationals. Will they be able to outsmart the would-be assassin’s attempts on Nikki’s life?
It's impossible but it's on-screen. He's captured—on camera—the scene of his own death. One weekday to the next, Trevor quietly fulfills his roles as loving husband and father-to-be, trusted best friend, and dependable employee. He's chosen normality, routine, simplicity, even predictability: everything he never had as a child. And he prefers it that way. And then comes Saturday. The weekends are Trevor's alone. On the weekends, Trevor is king. Charging into the beckoning canyonlands of southern Utah, Trevor seeks out true challenge without hesitation, dares the ever-changing terrain to test his finest skill, and defies death itself as he pushes his mind and body to the max. He is the Weekend Warrior. Master of his machine. Trevor is a freeride mountain biker, and when he rides, the earth is at his command. Of course, he has to capture it all on camera. Trevor never rides without his helmet-mounted GoPro, recording the real-time video of his every triumph and technical maneuver. But this Saturday, the camera captures so much more. When Trevor presses the play button, eager to relive the thrilling moments of his impressive, recent ride, the scene that plays out before him on the television screen ends in an unexpected way. The footage is more than captivating; it's horrifying. They say that, in this age of advanced technology, if it wasn't filmed, it never happened. But what if it hasn't happened—yet—and it's already on film? He has only two options: succumb to his fate the fo ...
When the plans to a new device that could change the course of world politics forever is stolen, every country goes looking. It’s going to be a free-for-all.
When someone breaks into William Wing's Hong Kong apartment and steals the hard drives from his computer, it sets several intelligence services searching for the plans to a new device that could change the course of world politics forever.
Wing's worst fears, that he might become hunted for what they think he knows, is the least of the issues at hand for his friend, Jon Sommers. Sommers will have to leave his deep cover assignment to help his friend, and he'll need a team. The Mossad wants what Wing lost, and so do the Americans, the Chinese and the Brits. It's going to be a fight to see who finds the plans first...
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?
Two new enemies emerge as the relationship between Amy and the new Katie evolves in unexpected ways. Katie is searching for answers; a new ally may help in her quest. Amy finds herself taking on a powerful adversary without the help of her partner. An old nemesis returns in an unforeseen twist in this thrilling continuation of the CULL - Bloodline.
A deranged, vicious psychopath has gone on a child-killing spree in London. MI5 thinks the killer might be connected to the secret Nabatean society. They call in the world’s expert on the Nabateans, Carter Devereux. While Carter is in London, working with MI5 and the police, his children are on holiday with their grandparents in Greece and they get abducted. It soon becomes clear that the London psychopath has moved his base of operations. Carter calls in help from his friends at Executive Advantage, a group of Special Forces experts, to help him find and rescue his children. Racing against time, there’s nothing that Carter Devereux and his Special Forces friends won’t do to save his children. But Carter and his friends are about to learn that the labyrinth is not just a maze, but also a deadly threat. THE LABYRINTH OF MINOS is a full-length novel, a nail-biting suspense-thriller the fifth book in the Carter Devereux series, the sequel to The Nabatean Secret.
Connecticut private investigator Brenda Corrino's sixteen-year-old niece Madison has gone missing in Arizona. Known for bringing the DVD Murderer to justice during her stint as a Fairfield County homicide detective, her unacquainted sister Faith Brenna requests her help from Arizona. Brenda recently went through a tough time herself, recovering from being raped and almost murdered by the DVD Murderer while working undercover. She broke ties with her boyfriend and wanted nothing to do with him, even though he helped to rescue her. She was labeled as having PTSD. After months of therapy, she has recovered to the point that she was able to resume her relationship with her boyfriend and now business partner, Dr. Darren Crowe. Brenda arrives in Arizona and quickly befriends the local sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Logan Cartwright, who tells her about a similar case in a nearby town where another girl disappeared five years ago. The girl recently resurfaced unscathed and is unwilling to talk about where she has been for the past five years. Faith and her husband have a few secrets of their own that Brenda must scrutinize to rule out possible suspects, including the two of them. She promises to not reveal Faith’s secret, as long as it does not get in the way of finding the people responsible for Madison’s disappearance. Brenda summons Darren to join her in Arizona to help find her niece. Arizona is one of the states that has a large presence and reputation of human trafficking. Brenda bec ...
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.
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.
She fought to leave her past behind her, but for Charlotte, there is no escape. New Orleans Homicide Detective, Charlotte Pierce, was on the hunt for a sadistic serial killer who was known for slicing his prey, when she nearly became his ninth victim. In an effort to leave her past behind her, she walked away from her profession to start a new life, until a copycat killer hit too close to home. Now Charlotte must work with the department to find the killer and put this nightmare to rest once and for all, but that means facing her demons and reliving the trauma she's tried so hard to forget. When people close to her start dying, she knows she's going to be next. Charlotte refuses to be another victim. She won't let it happen. Never again. This book is intended for readers ages 18 and older. It contains graphic language and emotional scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.
Holly leads her church's youth group, but many in the congregation believe she's too young to supervise the kids. When she finds out that she’s pregnant, the pressure is on, and her secret love affair will start to show. But that’s the least of her troubles. She organizes an overnight fellowship retreat on Pine Cliff Island off the coast of Maine, and six teenagers show up for a night of good clean fun. When the power abruptly goes out, no one notices … until one of the teenagers returns with a knife wound. Most of the resident island snowbirds have flown south, phone service is nonexistent, and a madman stalks the night. Holly is the only one who stands between terrified teens and a lurking maniac. The race to survive long enough to escape may depend solely on teamwork … and knowing who to trust.
IS THIS HIT-AND-RUN AN ACCIDENT. . .OR MURDER? The police say Cate’s death is an accident, but her brother believes it was murder. Lea and her father, a former chief of police, are asked to look into the case. The suspects are plentiful. The kind of politician who gives politics a bad name, a real estate developer who values profit above all else, a fiancé involved in drugs, and a cop who may have crossed the line. Lea crosses international borders to track down the killer in this exciting read. Unplug and escape with Book Six in the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series. The murderer is a surprise, but the ending of the book has an even bigger twist!
"The prose is...sublimely concise. An exhilarating entry in a thoroughly enjoyable series." -- Kirkus Reviews A botched execution. A reverend on the run. Can she solve the mystery before she's caught in the crosshairs? Reverend Cici Gurule went to the sacred Chaco Canyon in search of a sign. She's been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a megachurch, but taking the position would mean abandoning her Southwestern home and the man she's grown to love as much more than a friend. She's so caught up in her thoughts that she doesn't realize when she stumbles upon a group of heavily armed operatives on the verge of an execution. Soon, Cici's dodging bullets and scaling mesas with the mysterious man she saved from certain death. With a little help from her twin sister's ghost and restless ancestral spirits, they venture deeper into the maze-like rocky terrain. But her new companion's deadly aim makes her wonder if she can afford to trust his side of the story. To make it out of the canyon alive, Cici must unearth the true story behind the man and a sacred Navajo artifact before the next bloodshed on sacred ground is hers.
Freelance journalist Kendall normally writes fluff magazine pieces, until she becomes the go-to reporter for a chilling crime: seven people brutally murdered with an axe and the killer dead at the scene. Then another mass killing occurs. And another. All killers die before they can be interviewed. The crimes are far too coincidental. Yet the killers share only one common detail: none has a murderer's profile. When Kendall crosses the path of investigating detective O'Grady's path sparks fly. And not the good kind. But they have bigger problems than each other. They will discover these killings form part of a plan far greater than just these crimes. A message is being sent and if the meaning is not deciphered soon many more will die.
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. Bo-Rob's serves the best fried chicken in Canyon County. When a mysterious box is unearthed during the restaurant's remodel, a path into the area's strange history opens up. 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 Whistler's Grove 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 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.
350 pages of million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather's thriller and speculative fiction works, including his novella Enlightenment, an exclusive collection of short stories only available here, plus the starts of his bestsellers CyberStorm, Darknet, Nomad, and Atopia Chronicles.