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.
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.
Claire’s a rich widow on a mission, who partakes with abandon from the pharmacy stored in her Prada purse. Rob’s an aging, hygiene-challenged porn star and reality show celebrity. Stuck on the same flight, bound for the same eccentric town, she hates him on sight. She thinks she knows all there is to know about him but is dying to find out more. He’s disinterested but somehow still sees right through her. But they’ve both got big problems. Hers is in the Louis Vuitton carryon in the overhead. His is in his pants. To Claire’s dismay, Rob turns up everywhere she goes, yet they form the unlikeliest of friendships. He cares for her in ways she’s never known before. He could be the best thing in her life—or the worst. In a place full of secrets, including their own, they help each other find answers they didn’t even know they were looking for, yet some questions linger. What happened to Rob’s first wife? What happened to Claire’s husband? Will they live through the answers? The Last Day for Rob Rhino is a dark, tragic, and funny novel about the bonds of family and friendship. If you’d love a Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, or Stieg Larsson novel with a humorous twist, this would be it.
Katie Edgecomb is questioning everything she thought she knew. She thought the family curse was fake, just a scary story her mom told her to keep her from misbehaving. The first-born daughters in each of the last three generations lost their lives on their twenty-fifth birthdays, a series of tragic accidents sending shock waves of grief through multiple generations. It isn't until Katie is faced with the real-time impacts of the curse that she starts to believe it may be more than a story and she sets out to discover the origins of the family's fabled curse. Her only clue lies in an exclusive girls' preparatory academy in Washington that was once an asylum. There, she must face heart-break, ugly truths, and events so terrifying that they threaten to sever her very ties to reality. She has no choice. Katie is pregnant, and she won't let her child become another life claimed by the curse.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
For Ion Frost, justice is cold as ice…
Former Special Forces Operative Ion Frost has one job left before he vanishes off the grid: deliver his dead comrades dog tags to his nephew, Lincoln, in Clear Rock, Wyoming. It should have been a quick, easy stop.
But for Ion Frost, things have a way of getting complicated…
Upon meeting Lincoln, Ion learns that his sister, Taya, has been missing for over a week. Ion cant help but feel sorry for the kid. But time is ticking and he needs to keep moving.
His plans to disappear get put on hold, when a hidden assassin takes out Lincoln in a brutally efficient murder. With Lincoln dead and the dog tags missing, Ion is sure of one thing… Taya, the murder, and the missing tags must be connected somehow.
Now Ion is in the thick of it. Hes determined to find Lincolns killer, and deliver his own personal brand of justice. But the harder he searches, the more questions he finds. Who wanted Lincoln dead? Where is Taya?
And how long before his own brutal past catches up with him?
A doctor stumbling through life. A North Korean bioterrorist plot. The two collide in an unforgettable tale. Dr. Nicklaus Hart, a gifted trauma surgeon, searches for meaning in his life. His self-reliant spirit is broken with the death of his missionary best friend, found sacrificed at the base of a Maya Temple. Going to Guatemala to fill the shoes of his friend at the mission hospital, he discovers God’s redemption and peace in the smiles of the children he cares for. But his own life is in danger as he and his team stumble onto a deadly North Korean plot. As Nick delves into the mystery of his friend’s death, he exposes the very cause of the extermination of the Maya race…a virus which is about to be released upon the entire world through a bioterrorist scheme of global proportions. Will Nick and his team stop them in time? Maya Hope is the first 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 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?
How does Sam Sunborn achieve immortality? He and his quirky team give birth to an invention that digitizes their personalities. What could go wrong? They will face apocalyptic danger as ruthless terrorists try to acquire it at any cost. Mysteries & surprises abound in this fast-paced thriller. “A tense, high-powered techno-thriller” - Kirkus Review
- An Action, Suspense, and espionage, spy thriller--- For almost a half century, the KGB kept secret the most devastating political plot the Soviets have ever evolved. It began in a French farmhouse in 1947, and lay dormant until the Cold War ended. Decades later, in an election year, a KGB sleeper-agent discovers a super-secret file detailing a decades old plot to control the White House and is determined to reveal his discovery--the CIA sleeper agent, embedded in the KGB, is killed before he can complete the delivery to his CIA handler. The sleeper-agent lives long enough to warn CIA agent Kevin Chapin about a powerful mole in the American Government and how the mole's role in the upcoming Presidential elections are the key and unless he can expose the dark secret, the ruthless enemies of our country will stop at nothing to seize control of the United States...
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.
“Marisa peered down the stairs, toward the street, at the sidewalk. Her sister and her daughter had been there just a moment before. They should have been staring back up at her, waving, smiling. But they were gone.” --Robin Patchen, award winning author of Finding Amanda and Convenient Lies About TWISTED LIES: She thought they’d never find her… Marisa Vega’s life as an adoptive mom in a tiny Mexican village isn’t what she’d dreamed while growing up in New York, but as the target of a man who’s convinced she stole millions from him, Marisa believes hiding is her only way to stay alive. When her daughter is snatched and held for ransom, Marisa must discover who really stole the money in order to rescue her. He swore he’d never play the hero again. Months after being kidnapped, tortured, and left with PTSD, Nate Boyle is ready to live a quiet life in rural New Hampshire. When the source of his breakout newspaper article—and the woman who haunts his dreams—begs for help, he gets pulled into a riddle that’s proved unsolvable for nearly a decade. Can Nate and Marisa unravel the years-old mystery and bring her daughter home? Romance, suspense, and a darling four-year-old girl you’ll fall in love with.
A cruising couple live a life many only dream of aboard their 42-foot boat in Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez. But their chosen sea has a serpent: Mexico's out-of-control drug trade. After witnessing a drug-deal gone wrong, they set off a deadly chain of events that lands them in a sea of intrigue involving a best friend, the Mexican Federal Police, the DEA, US Coast Guard, the INS, and a nasty drug cartel. This fast-paced adventure is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of cutting the lines and shoving off to adventure.
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.
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.
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?
Forty-two passengers. One of them is a serial killer. When Holly finds a phone with pictures of murdered women on it on a bus to Miami, she realizes that one of the passengers is a serial killer. A game of cat and mouse begins after the owner of the cell sends Holly a message saying that he wants his phone back. Holly's shocked to find out that the killer knows her name and address. She races against time as she and her fellow passenger Nick Hayden try to figure out the identity of the owner of the phone. When he murders a young woman during one of the stops, Holly fears he’ll kill her before the end of the day. Her chances of survival aren't good: the killer has a partner, who is as ruthless and twisted as he is. You'll never guess who the real killer is.
On a cold February morning in 1967, Sheriff Coleman Grundy finds Betty Lou Mundy dead in her front yard and her husband on the porch with the gun that killed her. It looks like a classic case of revenge on a cheating wife.Until the next murder. And the next. As Cole desperately searches for leads, he’s forced to come to grips with his own wife’s unsolved murder three years earlier, and in the process, he unearths long-buried secrets that change his life forever.
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 ...
The one thing shes lost is the only thing that can save her…
Molecular biologist Kayla Covington has been called the most dangerous woman on earth. Ten years after her experimental treatment failed to save her twelve-year-old son, shes on the brink of the worlds first human gene-editing trial. Her discovery, that unlocks the genetic code of the only immortal animal in the world, will reverse aging, save millions of people, and cure her ailing father, salvaging whats left of her broken family.
But when a fiery explosion rips through her lab, she watches masked intruders execute her team. Scrambling into the night with the only surviving sample, she knows two things: The prefilled syringe containing the age-reversing serum cant make it through the night, and the second injection that stops the serums process has been stolen. In desperation, Kayla does the only thing she can to preserve her lifes work: she injects herself.
Now, wanted by the FBI for the killings and hunted by the deadliest contract killer the CIA has ever known, Kayla must rely on her jilted lover and a young reporter hellbent on the truth to find her attackers and recover the antidote, and in the process prevent the weaponization of the greatest breakthrough in the history of medicineor die from her own creation in five days.
The Dark Side of Angels is an extraordinary and entertaining thriller that blends a real s ...
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.
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
If you love smart women sleuths, murder and deception, and more twists and turns than a rough ride on a turbulent ocean – this book is for you! Maddy was looking forward to spending the holiday weekend with her handsome detective boyfriend in their sleepy, beachside community….until she ran into the last person in the world she wanted to see – her ex-husband. But when a woman is found strangled in his hotel room, she answers his call for help leading the sister sleuths into a weekend filled with con games, a cursed diamond and ruby necklace, a secret that could destroy a high-flying pharmaceutical company, and strained relationships all around. This stand-alone novel is the fourth in the series featuring sister sleuths Lea and Maddy.
If you find cults, conspiracies, and coups fascinating, spend some time in the topsy-turvy world of government mind control and see if you're ever quite the same again!
What if your subconscious determined the fate of nations? Nancy works at her uncle's pesticide company, when she sees a crime of poison taking place there. She follows the waste truck illegally carrying away the toxic chemical, and discovers a rabbit hole of a corrupt intelligence agency using propaganda, hypnosis, blackmail, bribery, and assassination to garner public support for a terrible agenda. Can Nancy discover her real identity in time to stop the crime?
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 ...
Two days before her college graduation ceremony, Brooke disappeared without a trace, after attending a wild party with her friends. She had sent her best friend a text stating she was embarrassed about her sexual prowess at the party and decided to leave the state to accept a job offer in Texas, rather than face them and her parents. That was the last time that anybody heard from her. Two years later, her body was discovered in a shallow grave, not far from the university. Brooke’s parents become impatient with the police investigation and hire Brenda Corrino to discover the truth and give them closure.
Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you’ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn’t fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates
the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can’t help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.
The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition as they seek acceptance in American society. They could be any nationality, but they are Greek.
"Like Grisham and Clancy... this title shines among the genre." -The US Review of Books Espionage. Assassins. Middle East. Homeland meets Syriana in the near future. When the CIA intercepts intelligence on a terrorist attack in Kuwait, Petra Shirazi, a former field agent, comes face to face with the Ahriman, one of Iran's deadliest assassins. Semi-finalist in Publisher's Weekly Booklife Prize for Fiction, Ahriman is fast paced suspense from Amazon Bestselling author Puja Guha. The story is led by a strong female protagonist who is pitted against her nemesis. To stop him, Petra must confront her past and the traumatic experience that took her out of the field. Fans of global espionage thrillers like Patriot Games, The Day of the Jackal,and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold will love this character-driven spy novel that takes you all over the world. ****** It was the year when global economies continued to plummet despite analysts' predictions of a turnaround. It was the year when the Kuwaiti National Assembly consisted of the largest Islamic contingent in more than two decades. It was the month when the price of oil plunged to twenty dollars a barrel. It was the month when the Emir of Kuwait dissolved the National Assembly for the thirteenth time in fifteen years. It was the day when the head of the Islamic majority of the Assembly hired an assassin and the CIA intercepted intelligence about a new wave of terrorist attacks. It was the day that would change the face of the Midd ...
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.
Rex Dalton, the former black ops field agent, and his best friend, Digger, the former military dog, are exploring the remarkable history of Peru when they befriend a retired American couple. The couple invites them to join their expedition to a remote village high up in the Andes Mountains to inspect an archaeological site in which they want to invest. But on arrival in the village, it doesn’t take long for Rex to discover that his new friends are victims of a cleverly designed con. This con is run by people who will do anything to make sure Rex and Digger don’t interfere. THE INCA CON is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the fifth book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
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.
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)
Eva St. Claire, along with her siblings, carry a heavy burden. Each, in their own way, see the nightmare of evil hidden beneath the surface.
Serial killer Mason Smith rots in prison for the murder of a young woman. However, the secret of another killing, still resides within him. Through Eva's unique family ability, she knows Mason is guilty of yet another murder, and she is determined to see him put to justice.
When FBI Agent Adam Frasier's father reveals a blindsiding secret, he's forced to delve deeper into his investigation of the Angel of Death, and Eva holds the key. Dogged by secrets and hounded by a mysterious killer bound and determined to end Eva, Adam and Eva will have to find the truth, before becoming victims themselves.
Together or apart, they fight to expose the darkness no matter what the cost.
When psychiatrist Dr. Anne Damiano suspects she is being followed she writes it off as the father a client keeping tabs on her. What Anne doesn’t know is… …Thugs close to Manuel Noriega are using Anne as bait. Shadow Road is the thrilling prequel to Bioterror: The Essential Threat harkening back to the road Anne took to become a shadow, a spy. Dr. Anne Damiano’s world is turned upside down when Helena Empañada, a local student at Trinity College, is placed in her care. Helena is recovering from a brutal rape but her father, a wealthy Panamanian plantation owner with connections to the drug cartels, demands that Anne complete treatment and return Helena back home. Anne does what is best as any psychiatrist would, refusing to cave to his pressure. He becomes more insistent, even threatening, Anne notices strangers showing up in unusual places. As she is dealing with this, Connor, her best friend, reappears asking her out to dinner, then makes a very unusual request. Anne suspects Connor is a CIA operative, but what she doesn’t know is the tangled web woven in Panama has followed him home, putting her in the crosshairs. Will Anne outsmart Noriega's men will she fall into their trap putting the US operation and Connor’s life at risk?
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. An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fantasy, 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 rescues innocent victims and crushes the loathsome, corrupt men responsible for their suffering. In Port City, Alec’s job took him to Mobile, Alabama...and now, he travels to Melbourne, Florida in the final installment, Harbor City. Finish Alec's controversial story in this emotionally-charged series -- you won’t want to miss the ending. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
POLITICAL TECHNOTHRILLER See video book trailer here: http://bit.ly/ExecutiveVideo A friendly fire incident in Afghanistan takes a serious toll. A drone, out of control, brings death and wreaks havoc on a Florida highway. An apparently successful corporation comes under scrutiny. A memorable incursion behind corporate closed doors, led by an up-and-coming executive on a mission to find the truth about the lives lost to the very technology that was mandated to protect them. Our skies aren't safe anymore. Military Aviation has a new dimension. A thought-provoking page turner, Executive sizzles with plausible scenarios, conveyed in technical and business terminology at an unrelenting pace. Exploring the controversial territory of toxic leadership and its long term consequences, Executive delivers an insightful analysis spiced with cutting-edge technology and science, in an exciting, suspenseful, masterful political technothriller. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, James Bond, and Jack Reacher will love Alex Hoffmann.
A DEAD BODY can ruin a vacation. . . . It was a suicide, wasn’t it? . . . Maybe the on-board production of Chicago isn’t the only place people are getting murdered! NYPD homicide detective Mike Stoneman and medical examiner Michelle McNeill just want a relaxing cruise. But, Michelle is convinced that there is foul play at work in the death of a Broadway talent agent’s wife. The ship’s head of security wants to keep it quiet. But, how many bodies can he cover up during one sailing? When it looks like Michelle might be the next victim, Mike needs to find the killer and keep Michelle alive for the end of this Lethal Voyage. “Move over Harry Bosch, there’s a new guy in town. Detective Michael Stoneman can match wits with Harry any day of the week.” -- - “The Author’s Show” Don’t miss the next installment in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series!
Two different women, one dangerous journey. Which one will survive? Find out in this explosive thriller mystery romance!
Maria-Alejandra Cahill, “Mac” to her friends and family, has the best life: a successful law practice, three beautiful stepdaughters, and a military spouse she couldn’t be more proud of. But not everything is as it seems . . . When a client seeks Mac’s help in leaving her abusive husband, a dangerous family secret rises to the surface. With her perfectly crafted life tearing at the seams, Mac will have to fight for her family or risk being dragged back into the perilous life she fled long ago.
Beth Fisher is madly in love and hopelessly devoted to her married boss. Despite the major obstacle in their way, she’s convinced their love will last a lifetime. With a terminally ill mother and a brother suffering from PTSD, she takes solace in their love affair. She’ll do anything to be his forever. Soon, life-changing events set both women on a collision course that will prove fatal. When the dust settles and lies are exposed, only one life will remain intact.
“The Life She Chose” is a gripping mystery thriller romance that will have you on the edge of your seat, eagerly flipping the pages to read what happens next. If you’re a lover of true crime fiction and high-stakes drama, then this is the perfect book for you.
Years ago, my brother—The Lancaster Slasher—covered our hometown in blood.
I won't let it happen again.
Riding high after her latest arrest and promotion in sight, Erin Hastings is plunged back to reality with her first serial killer case—in her hometown. Reminders of her brother’s murders plague her nightmares. Haunted by the similarities between the two cases—beautiful women, carefully posed—Erin vows she won't make the same rookie mistake again. This time, she’ll stop the murderer before he can claim any more innocent lives. But the race to catch this ruthless killer grows more desperate as the body count rises. And with every suspect her team clears, Erin’s chances at redemption wither away.
Erin won’t quit until she gets her man. Not when history seeks to repeat itself.
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.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
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.
WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE COULD YOU GET INTO AT A FAMOUS WRITERS’ CONFERENCE? Thriller Jubilee is a renowned week-long writers’ conference held every year at the luxurious Hotel Marisol on the sun-drenched island of Punta Maya. Attracting literary luminaries and reading fans alike, this year’s conference is attended by one guest too many, a writer wannabe whose efforts have not received the recognition the author expects—one might say demands. As conference officials discover participants are quietly disappearing, they wrestle with the question of whether to disclose that a serial killer may be on the loose, fearing that it could trigger a panic and permanently destroy the event—and the host organization. Payback, third in the popular Brooks/Lotello thriller series, is a fantasy murder mystery blended with today’s real-world obsession with society’s moral decay, for example the college admissions scandal and the failure of sports, academic, and church leaders to expel offenders within their ranks preying on those entrusted to such organizations. _______________________ Bestselling authors active in the writing community are already discovering and praising Payback: “First The Amendment Killer, next The Puppet Master, and now Payback, whenever Barak brings it, it’s tense, timely, and terrific!” –Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels “Payback, timely, poignant and terrifying. Every writer’s nightmare, or fantasy.” –Robert Dugoni, #1 internationally best-selling author of the ...
A covert operative is ready for a new life outside of international espionage. But her enemies are far from willing to let her go…
She spied for her country, blackmailed her president, and ran from more threats than she can remember. But when the love of her life proposes, covert agent Cassandra Sashakovich is finally ready to settle down. Unfortunately her past is not quite ready to let her walk away.
Old enemies—including a vengeful president—want her dead, and they’re willing to attack her loved ones, including her adopted teenage daughter, if that’s what it takes.
But Cassandra has other pressing problems—a world leader is assassin ...
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 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.
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.
Are dreams mere fantasy, or are they real? When Mary Parker finds a magic book everything in her life changes. As she reads, she dreams, and the woman sunk in depression after her mother’s death is transformed to a vibrant beauty. She gives the book and the phenomenon a name, 'falling awake’. The book seems to twist others to act out of character too. Joe’s usually dour father turns visionary and gambles with the factory where Mary works, and Joe, the metaphysical daydreamer, engages in a secret sexual eternal triangle to keep the dull routine of the accounts department at bay. The dominant partner in the triangle is Clem; dark and dangerous. Extricating himself from Clem, Joe meets Mary. They fall in love and their marriage is arranged in haste when Mary falls pregnant, but this is no happy ever after tale. Their joy turns to grief when Mary miscarries and she turns inward to her darkening 'falling awake' world – now more psychic than real. Then Joe's father dies, and he has to fight for control of the factory. He falls into Clem’s clutches again, and to make things worse, he believes Mary is going mad, and the people and places she remembers all just dreams dreamt inside her insanity. But then how can Joe remember them too? Magic or madness? Karma or crazy? For Mary and Joe, the impossible - and the deadly ghosts of their dreams - are only a breath away. Falling Awake is a dark paranormal romance thriller about a girl, a book, love and loss, mental illness, mys ...
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?
Tucson, Arizona 1989 – Eighteen-year-old Matt Garrison is harboring two terrible secrets: his involvement in the drowning death of his 12-year-old cousin, and a night of drunken sex with his best friend’s mother, Crystal, whom he finds dead the following morning. Guilt forces Matt to act on impulse and hide his involvement with Crystal. Detective Winston Radhauser knows Matt is hiding something. But as the investigation progresses, Radhauser’s attention is focused on Matt’s father. Matt’s world closes in when his dad is arrested for Crystal’s murder and Travis breaks off their friendship. Despite his father’s guilty plea, Matt knows his dad is innocent and only trying to protect his son. Devastated and bent on self-destruction, Matt heads for the lake where his cousin died—the only place he believes can truly free him. Are some secrets better left buried? Redemption Lake is a novel of love and betrayal. It’s about truth and lies, friendship and redemption, about assuming responsibility, and the risks a father and son will take to protect each other.
A little girl is stolen from her yard and police have no leads. Hope dwindles with each passing hour. The desperate parents hire Michael Sykora to find their daughter, and to kill anyone involved in taking her. Michael and his team discover this case has roots far deeper than a single kidnapping. Children are a commodity for the wealthy and depraved. Following leads from daycare centers to the Darknet, this search is about to become personal. The clock is ticking… *This book can be read as a stand-alone novel.*
“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.
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.
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!
Captain Hunter believed watching Tessa Scott’s children for one night would be an easy assignment while she traveled to the airport in Reno to pick up her parents. What he hadn’t considered was how much they resembled miniature, domestic terrorists. The former Delta officer discovers, outmaneuvering the Taliban was child’s play compared to keeping three kids from falling victim to a group of not-so-smart burglars. But with their flare for the dramatic and enough plastic firepower to make Darth Vader tremble, the children help Chase make this Christmas one they’ll never forget.
A snowstorm delays Tessa’s parents’ flight for twenty-four hours. Although doubts of leaving Captain Hunter, to protect her children from themselves for a few hours, she discovers the night is filled with surprises and they are in the crosshairs. When a notorious Irish assassin convinces Tessa that a contract has been placed on Captain Hunter’s life, she is forced to break the law in order to protect those she loves. The clock is ticking and the highway has closed over the mountain. Stealing a snowplow from the State Highway Department, kidnapping an FBI agent and trusting a not so saintly priest hunted by the Russian mob, feels like Tessa may be wearing an orange jumpsuit for Christmas.
Another action-packed adventure with Tessa Scott and Captain Hunter as they create a new kind of Christmas holiday filled with chaos, Christmas humor and unpredictable outcomes.
Emily Saunders is the hot topic of conversation again. Just when she was beginning to feel her husband’s recent death was no longer the big news item at church, she’s violently attacked back in her hometown after her class reunion. The attack leaves her bruised and battered, struggling to remember the details of what happened.
What exactly happened that night? Emily returns to Pittsburgh—to her children and to Peter, her new boyfriend from church—but finds herself worrying about everything that’s happened, everything that still might happen, and everything that will have to change because of a second pivotal day in her young life—a day on which everything changes.
+ + + + + GRAY AREA was a 2005 semifinalist in the national contest Operation First Novel.
Breathtaking suspense unraveling at train-wreck speed, in an unforgettable collection. Sometimes the only way to do the right thing is to break the rules. Love, Lies, and Murder is a collection of 19 short stories that explore the extremes of human emotion and the conflicts that result. Every story will leave you tense and breathless as the characters race to a conclusion that is as unexpected as it is satisfying. Intense and gripping, each story features a hero that seeks justice and the triumph of good over evil by whatever means necessary—regardless of what society’s rules find acceptable. The collection is taut, visceral, and addictive. All the emotions we feel every day, when taken to their extremes, offer a roller coaster of passion, conflict, and chills. Nineteen droplets of suspense in a thrilling anthology that will leave you unsettled, longing for more.
While on a book tour in Cambodia, author James Moore unwittingly seeks refuge in a brothel to escape a devastating flash flood. He and his translator witness the atrocities of girls forced into prostitution, including a young child with a special gift. Together, they fight to not only save the girls from the rising flood waters, but from the menacing brothel owner and his men.
Past-haunted emergency physician Zack Winston and case-hardened defense attorney Bridget Larsen battle a malicious malpractice suit. They uncover a medical conspiracy trading in drugs and murder. As they peel back layers of truth, past relationships and current alliances destabilize — threatening both their lives. “Absolutely stunning! This is the heart-stopping medical thriller I've waited for.”| —Stella Cameron, NYT bestselling author. ”A heart-pounding thriller. Krentz taps his richly lived experience as an emergency physician and takes the reader on a deep dive into the medical challenges, legal battles, and lingering emotional wounds of Dr. Zack Winston. A page turner, with twists that surprise — and satisfy.” —Deborah Serani, award-winning author of THE NINTH SESSION. ”Krentz applies his insider’s knowledge of the ER in a taut thriller that will rivet fans of medical dramas.” —Kimmery Martin, author of THE QUEEN OF HEARTS and THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING. ”DEAD ALREADY opens on the adrenaline rush of emergency room action and never slows down. Murder, nuanced characters, and deadly secrets make for a roller-coaster thrill ride. The push-pull relationship between ER doc Zack Winston and defense lawyer Bridget Larsen rings true all the way to their plunge into life-threatening danger.” —Jayne Ann Krentz / Amanda Quick, NYT and USA Today bestselling author.
Professor Nina Monte, an expert in ancient religious texts, is called into a secret meeting. A mystical object has been discovered in a 15th-century galley, buried at the bottom of Lake Garda in Italy. At the recovery site, Monte makes a shocking revelation—the relic in her hands holds the power to change humanity’s perception of existence.
But Monte soon finds herself trapped in an insidious intrigue, and is forced to abandon everything she knows and trusts. Joined by local hotelier, Alessandro Pini, she is determined to unravel the truth surrounding the discovery.
A heart-stopping race to decode the four-thousand-year-old mystery leads Monte and Pini from Italy through the mighty Austrian Alps, right to the banks of the most sacred river in India. But the professor and her friend are not the only ones seeking answers, and it will take courage and cunning to outwit those who believe the truth is worth dying—or killing—for.
Prequel – The Vestals Conspiracy (November 2017)
Book 1 – Fast Track to Glory
Book 2 – (Summer 2018)
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.
How can you outrun a killer you wont see coming?
They are the most violent, blood-thirsty, and vicious of criminals. While hunting for them, FBI profilers call these monsters UNSUBS, short for unknown subjects of ongoing investigations. At any given time, in the United States there are more than fifty serial killers at large, preying on vulnerable, unsuspecting victims.
Until yesterday, no one knew Florida had another serial killer on the loose. Special Agent Tess Winnettcalls this particularly elusive one the Taker of Lives.
The crimes: bewildering
After a well-known model commits suicide, Tess refuses to accept the findings and pushes for an investigation into the reasons behind the beautiful young womans decision to end her life. What she finds surpasses her wildest fears.
The evidence: disturbing
Each new crime scene brings more questions than answers. While secrets are revealed, even those meant to be kept forever in the dark, Tess can draw only one conclusion: shes not the one in charge; the Taker of Lives controls the game, the players, even the course of the investigation.
The race: intense
With little information and even less evidence, Tess must connect the dots of a deadly scenario with a large number of potential victims. If she fails, another beautiful, young girl will die tonight, an ...
In the surreal and paranoid underworld of wartime Prague, fugitive lovers Felix Andel and Magdalena Ruza make some dubious alliances – with a mysterious Roman Catholic cardinal, a reckless sculptor intent on making a big political statement, and a gypsy with a risky sex life. As one by one their chances for fleeing the country collapse, the two join a plot to assassinate Hitler’s nefarious Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Josef Goebbels. But the assassination attempt goes wildly wrong, propelling the lovers in separate directions. Felix’s destiny is sealed at the Bone Church, a mystical pilgrimage site on the outskirts of Prague, while Magdalena is thrust even deeper into the bowels of a city that betrayed her and a homeland soon to be swallowed by the Soviets. As they emerge from the shadowy fog of World War II, and stagger into the foul haze of the Cold War, Felix and Magdalena must confront the past, and a dangerous, uncertain future.
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 ...
Finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense.
Finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award, Best PI Indie Novel.
Finalist in the Chicago Writers Association — Fiction Category
Shortlisted for the Kindle Book Review Awards: Mystery/Thriller category
Finalist in the Fiction: Mystery/Suspense — 2015 USA Best Book Awards
A bloodstained note left for Chicago PI Georgia Davis reveals the shocking existence of a half-sister she never knew about. That sister, Savannah, is pregnant and begging for Georgia’s help.
Determined to track her down, Georgia finds herself heading deep into the dangerous underworld of Chicago’s illegal sex trafficking business. She soon discovers that trafficking is just a small part of the horrifying and deadly situation in which her new sister is caught up.
Even worse, as Georgia tries to extricate Savannah, she comes up against an old enemy determined to make sure neither woman will escape alive.
In the fourth novel of the Georgia Davis series, she faces her toughest challenge yet—and one she might not survive.
Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss. Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.
For Bronson, this was going to be an easy assignment. Find Roger and Norma, the teens that stole an important book and return it to its original owners. But when Bronson locates the book, Roger reveals the truth behind the book’s existence—a truth so shocking that Bronson is forced to help them escape.
Then Ellen, his partner’s ex, gets kidnapped and Bronson is forced to decide who he will save: Ellen or two stranded teenagers who look up at him for their survival.
Who will he choose? His decision will determine who lives—and who dies.
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.
From the author of the Palm Beach Mystery Series The beautiful Farrell sisters are an unlikely duo of gumshoes. Tired of following cheating husbands to no-tell motels, the two catch a case which could either make their bones or get them killed. Maybe both. To crack it, the sisters must dive deep into a murky demimonde of crooked cops, low-rent thugs and high-class brothels. In the middle of it all, Jackie falls for hunky homicide cop, Harry Bull. Harry is from an old Savannah family but… might just have a skeleton or two rattling around in his closet.
When one more look-alike woman bearing her name is murdered just blocks away Genevieve Gordon flees Witness Protection to hide in the isolated woods of northeastern Oklahoma where she spent her childhood summers. There she encounters the best friend of her youth and her teenage sweetheart, JD Burke, a boy she’s never forgotten. Back from war, tormented by flashbacks and knowing he is a danger to everyone he loves, JD Burke seeks solitude and sanctuary in the deep woods of his youth. While the shadows of the past gather, and Genevieve fights to survive, JD vows to protect her from the obsessed stalker who draws ever closer. But as JD wrestles with his private demons, who will protect her from him?
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?
Lies and secrets destroyed Kayla’s family. Her quest to find the truth could turn deadly. After a savage attack at the hands of a masked murderer, Kayla Walsh’s life will never be the same. As if witness protection weren’t enough of a challenge, she needs constant support and struggles with day-to-day self-care. Martin Daniels wants to keep the tragic results of his childhood as a foster kid buried. After he lands the job as Kayla’s physical therapist, her tenacity in overcoming serious injuries inspires him and captures his heart. When they realize their lives crossed by design, they join forces to follow clues across the globe to find out why. Their agonizing discovery: They’re puppets in a sinister international plot. If you like the suspense of Willow Rose and the plot twists of Kendra Elliot, you’ll love this clever, nail-biting wholesome friends-to-lovers mystery suspense series. You’ll want to go straight from one book to the next and read all night.
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.
Some things are worth killing for! Alexandria "Xandy" Caras was charged with murder--a mass murder. The charges were dropped; the case dismissed. Or was it? A serial killer with a "Moses Complex" is out for blood--Xandy's blood--and the blood of those who have sinned against the Ten Commandments. The bodies are piling up, and he's getting closer to his number one target: Xandy. Only her death will make it all stop, silencing the deranged killer who thirsts for far more than just revenge.
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.
Is it ever too late for love? When Mike dumps Louise on their 20th wedding anniversary, her entire world comes to an end. Devastated and confused, she attempts to make sense of what happened and returns to a city she's avoided for two decades. Will she be able to move on with the man she left behind or will Mike's increasingly violent and unhinged behaviour continue to haunt and ruin her life? When the reason Mike left her at long last is revealed Louise's life is in serious danger.
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.
Former ADA Alastair Maddox pursues Prohibition Chicago’s most dangerous monsters after witnessing the deaths of his parents and grandparents as a boy. When a former colleague in Chicago PD comes to ask Alastair for help, he comes face to face with the mysterious Alexandra DeLane. But something’s off. DeLane is way too calm and her eyes are the color of blood. After she escapes, Alastair goes on the hunt only to find himself the prey of an ambitious and mysterious mob boss who plots to have him murdered. The problem? Alastair doesn’t stay dead and comes back as something else. Something more dangerous and straight out of a horror novel.
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?
After a devastating war forced humans to rely on synths for survival, the two have learned to coexist peacefully. Until now... When detective Dhata Mays is called in to investigate a homicide, what he uncovers threatens the serenity of this futuristic society. The gruesome murder means only one thing: someone is ready to incite another war. Now, it's up to Dhata to ensure that the truth stays hidden--to protect both sides of the battle. But can he be unbiased in a black and white world that forces him to take sides?
In less than an hour, an innocent girl's dream goes bust, a delicate, interracial marriage teeters on the edge of the abyss, a time-honored friendship shatters, and a family implodes on account of one man's crazy and senseless attachment to a custom that seeks to determine who should be married and to whom. Femi and Jessica, a young, interracial couple with 1st Class degrees in Chemistry & Economics land two spectacular job offers within the first week of graduation, and their bleak honeymoon is transformed into a dream. But that's before he takes her home to meet his parents... What's worse? They don't know that undisclosed details of their dream job will pitch them against each other and drag them to the place where dreams end and nightmares begin. Will their fragile marriage survive the greed and the captivating allure of Black Gold?
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)
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.
Dr. Kate Winter has mind-bending visions.
A psychic profiler, some of Kate's cases haunt her.
The evil stays.
The malevolence lingers.
It began at a crime scene.
Another party at Riverbend Road had gotten out of control but this time someone had died.
This wasn’t why Lily ran out the back door and fled.
It wasn’t why Amanda did drugs and acted out in front of her father.
Clay Zach walked back across Kate’s path at this crime scene. A former FBI man, Kate’s methods rattled him, but he remembers the risks she took on other serial killer cases.
The moment life changes.
There is something Dr. Kate Winter must face but she’s not alone.
Nothing could prepare them.
Some doors should stay shut.
Ted, Chris and the gang are dragged back to Mexico as El Poszlero, the head of the Baja Cartel seeks revenge. Ted finally gets up the nerve to propose to Maria. What happens next will take your breath away. Our crew is pitted against the world’s most wanted criminal as the body count soars. As they say on TV, this story was ripped from the headlines. Cat also has an exciting new man in her life. Could this be love? Chris gets his first murder case: The defendant is Ted’s little brother, Carlito, who is framed by an old nemesis. The tale ends with a shock you won’t see coming.
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.
Dr. Kep Woodhead is a brilliant, irascible forensic toxicologist with a dark past. Bernadette Becker is a disgraced federal investigator with one last chance. They're both assigned to a strange poisoning case: a graduate student has been found dead in a 15th-century chapel, a needle filled with a controversial hallucinogen sticking out of his arm. The priest, the professor, the piscary president, the protg, the protestor all emerge with a motive to stop the victim's research. Can Becker and Woodhead find the truth before more fall victim to the killer?
A murder...broadcast for thousands to see...has just become a viral sensation. A brutal, methodical murderer, known as the Facebook Live Killer, has cold-bloodedly killed vibrant, beautiful young women in front of the whole world. The heartless bastard streams the footage on Facebook Live. The latest killing stuns the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for its sun, sand, and sea, the vacation paradise hasn’t seen a murder in over ten years. Now the residents fear a murderer lives among them…taunting them…terrified this is only the beginning. For Massachusetts State Police Detective, Lieutenant Mason Conrad, the case couldn’t have come at a worst possible time. His life is in the midst of an upheaval. Newly divorced, he is heavy in debt with a child to raise. But he knows the clock is ticking. Someone who blatantly kills in this manner won’t stop. Moving to the island five years ago, Ettie Harwell came with secrets. Secrets she had hoped never to reveal. Then, the haunting dreams returned. Night after night, visions pull her back into the world she’d prayed she’d never have to face again. The murders have thrown Mason and Ettie together, plunging them into, not only the Dark Web but a dark world. They have no choice but to track down a demon-possessed killer before he strikes again...and time is running out.
Jillian Potter, a private detective, is assigned to do surveillance for a company whose trucks are being stolen. When the group of thieves bring in a man they plan on killing, she refuses to follow her boss’s orders to stay put and not get involved. What follows is a string of events which pulls both her and Billy, the man she saves, together as they find common ground in a love for speed. In this prequel to the Jillian Factor, discover the story of Jill and Billy’s relationship and the car she treasures.
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?
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.
A TOWN'S TERRIBLE SECRET Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town. A COP'S UNFORGIVABLE MISTAKE Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one piece and only recently dead, and Val must enter a race against time. In only forty-eight hours, Hess will be set free, and he wants payback. And Val, her town, and everyone she loves are at the top of his list. A KILLER'S NEXT VICTIM But surviving Hess's vengeance is only part of her dilemma. For there's another killer in Lake Loyal. One who may be closer to Val than she knows... Val will need all the help she can get, including a sexy firefighter, her dead sister's daughter, and a tough Chicago cop named Jack Daniels. Everyone has a breaking point, and Val has just reached hers. From bestselling romantic suspense author Ann Voss Peterson comes a page-turning thriller of police procedure, passion, and revenge. Make sure you're holding your Kindle tightly with both hands. \"If you're a fan of Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson, or Kathy Reichs, don't even hesitate. Filled with nail-gnawing suspense, dark mystery, and even a dash of sexy romance, PUSHED TOO FAR qualifies for Thriller of the Year.\" - J.A. Konrath, author of SHAKEN
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.
When it comes to murder, Rex Dalton has no doubt he'll bring the real killer to justice... Rex Dalton and his dog, Digger, visited the island of Olib in Croatia. A girl was murdered. The police said it was her boyfriend who stabbed her to death, but Rex and Digger had no doubt they were making a big mistake. Dalton decided to conduct his own investigation and bring the real killer to justice. NO DOUBT is a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the seventh book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
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 ...
The job of criminal investigator in a rural Florida county is never easy, but it’s even harder when your father is the sheriff.
When Larry Macklin investigates the murder of a mutilated stranger, the search for the victim’s identity intersects with an arson investigation. The common thread is a small group of people who were in high school together in the ’70s, including Larry’s own father. Before Larry can rule any of them out as the killer, one of them turns up dead.
Why is the murderer targeting this particular group? What past secrets could be worth killing for now? Larry is running out of time and suspects, and his search for the truth may make him the next victim.