A dead body. A dark past. An ordinary man with everything to lose. Marcus Kemp is a regular beat cop living a normal life in San Diego, California. Until the day he makes a shocking discovery: a dead body in the trunk of a stolen car. Worse, the victim turns out to be the man who abused him as a child. Marcus instinctively wants to help the killer get away with murder and, disregarding his police oath, will stop at nothing to make it happen. With both his job and freedom in jeopardy, his investigation leads him to an unexpected killer, and Marcus is soon faced with an impossible decision. Can he finally bury the past before it drags him under?
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What was her husband hiding in the jungles of Mexico?
Rocked by her husband's tragic death, Kendall Jackson strives to put her life back together. But Ryder, her nineteen-year-old stepson, is bitter and wants nothing to do with her. And she can't keep the grief at bay. Sometimes, it's so strong, she wonders if life is worth living.
A call from a cave diver in Mexico gives her hope of mending the relationship with her stepson. Before his death, her husband arranged a diving expedition as a birthday gift for his son. Kendall persuades Ryder to honor his father's last wish.
From the campus of Western Maryland College to the woods of Camp David and the caves of the Yucatán, Kendall and Ryder take a journey to discover what her husband worked so hard to hide, and to protect his treasured secrets from falling into the wrong hands. The choices they make will decide their fate and the future of others. Will they risk everything for the truth?
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?
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.
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
Two women. One night. So many deaths.
When radio journalist Pete Bailey betrays his wife Meg on his fortieth birthday, he has no idea of the terrible consequences that will follow his infidelity.
His passionate relationship with Meg is on the rocks and they’re having no luck starting a family.
It’s only when he meets TV reporter Ellie Turner on a working weekend away from home that Pete succumbs to her charms in a moment of weakness.
His treacherous actions set off a chain of events fueled by jealousy, revenge, violence and hatred.
Five people will lose their lives as a result of Pete’s deception and he will be compelled to confront the ugly truth about his wife and his best friend, Jem.
He thought that nobody would ever discover what he’d done with Ellie … but he didn’t know who was listening in the room next door.
Don’t Tell Meg is the first part of trilogy of thrillers.
Book 2, The Murder Place and Book 3, The Forgotten Children are also available.
Paul J. Teague has also written the standalone thriller Dead of Night (Released May 2017)
Please note that this book contains mild violence, bad language and sexual references.
Following the deadly events of Afghanistan, Rex Dalton and his companion, the military dog, Digger, escape and make their way into India. Rex knows that to stay alive he has to remain 'dead'. It's time to start over. No more secret missions, no more killing, no more violence. He and Digger are going to travel the world, visit historical places, and learn about other cultures. Life will become an extended holiday. But in a chance meeting during his travels, Rex discovers that the youngest daughter of a local couple has gone missing, and he decides to help find her. A decision which puts him and Digger right into the crosshairs of danger. The closer Rex gets to the missing girl the more perilous it becomes. Turns out, the daughter is not the only one in need of help, and it's starting to look as if Rex's violent past won't be so easily left behind. UNCHAINED is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the third book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
He's running from his past, she's hoping he'll save her future ~~~ Marooned in Baja, Mexico, a Chechen arms dealer is waiting for the right diver to retrieve the deadly cargo on the bottom of the Sea of Cortez. But when the Queen of daytime drama, Leila Hunter Standiford, happens to admire a beautiful vintage Alden and its handsome captain, she doesn't realize that the boat will soon burn to the water line, or that a dead body will be found below, or that the captain has been targeted as a sacrificial diver.
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 corrupt father intends to collect on the ransom he paid for the return of his kidnapped son. How far will the teenager go to win his father's affection and respect? Will he stop at murder? The 1970's setting is Buenos Aires, a dark and sinister haven for all kinds of misfits--including a boy who has always considered himself on the outside looking in. Super-smart, handsome, and bored, he has already pulled off the perfect murder. Bring on the excitement. The danger. The higher the risk, the better. He's up for any scheme his father throws at him. The third book in the MisFit Series, The In-Between Years stands on its own.
Sixteen year old Lisa slips away from home to go to Woodstock and does not return. She leaves her thirteen year old sister, Eve, to cover for her. A drifter, who calls himself Spirit, has persuaded Lisa to go with him to the rock festival. Their widowed mother blames Eve for hiding the truth from her and says she will never forgive her. Plagued with guilt, Eve begins a dangerous search for her sister. Later, in 1983, a stranger returns…one that Eve recognizes as Spirit. And Spirit claims he knows what happened to Lisa!
Five friends. A burned body. So many lies. Reeling from an abusive relationship, Katy Wild sells up her house, puts her belongings in storage and heads for the Scottish Highlands. Leaving all of her troubles behind her, she sets off to explore the rural wilderness and figure out what to do with her life. But Katy's problems have followed her out into the isolated hills where there's no place to hide. Alone and unprotected, Katy must fight for her life against a predator who's come for his revenge. She went out there to find herself. But danger found her first ... Please note that this book contains mild violence, bad language and sexual references.
Years spent hiding from his past. Today it finds him. A gripping psychological novel for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Renowned British barrister, Lawrence Juste, is a man with a past so cleverly stitched together he thought it could never come unravelled - until now. Two things are about to pick it apart, piece by sordid piece: a child, and a blackmail note from a woman hiding as many secrets as him. As the past unravels, his carefully ordered world falls apart in a twisting spiral of taboo, passion, lies and revelations, with potentially tragic consequences. For Lawrence Juste, the future suddenly looks as dangerous as it is uncontrollable. This is the hidden history of not just one man, but a whole family battling deceit, intrigue and conspiracy on the road to a unique form of atonement. Patchwork Man is the winner of a BRAG Medallion Award.
SHE UNDERSTANDS At last, Angelita can see there is more to life than money. ˃˃˃BUT IS IT TOO LATE A formidable executioner has been sent to kill her and her family. ˃˃˃ CAN SHE OVERCOME In the unlikely event she gets the better of him, the Salvador brothers will be waiting in line. For them, anything less than her death is unacceptable.
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.
Five full-length, exciting action thrillers, one seriously gripping series. Discover Alex Hoffmann, the fearless rookie private investigator, and join her on a breathtaking ride that culminates with her facing off with the most dangerous intelligence asset the Russians have ever produced. It’s a hell of a ride. Executive A rookie private investigator. An unexpected killer. Espionage, current technology, warfare, and a hint of greed. 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. Devil’s Move Here, at home, the enemy has a new target. We know the day of the attack, Election Day. We know very little else. America has overhauled its voting system using the latest technology. It was supposed to make our elections safer, but it’s only managed to make them a target. As we elect a President, conspiracies and murder take aim at our most cherished institutions. The Backup Asset Espionage has a new dimension. Everyone is gettable. The United States is in the crosshairs of an unstoppable enemy intelligence operation and everyone is gettable. It’s called the Cold War 2.0, but when someone steals the plans to America’s newest weapons system, the war threatens to get very hot indeed. Alex Hoffman puts everything on the line against unseen enemies in this gripping techno-thriller. Ghost Pattern There's no willpower, no intelligence, and no sp ...
With the aid of an inexplicable super-power, he's determined to conquer any hurdles to gain back his freedom. Except one hot mess of an obstacle he can't get around. An attack leaves thousands of Americans dead or with diminished brain function. As the government seizes control, order is restored but freedom is taken and the nation is quarantined. For genius hacker Riley, that lack of freedom is not acceptable. When he develops a bad-ass ability to manipulate electricity, he sets out to use that power to gain control. A murder and the discovery of a strange machine force Riley to team up with Danika, an enigmatic woman with her own freaky power. Death and danger shadow the pair. With each of them following their own agenda but compelled to work together, they search for answers and discover buried pieces of themselves along the way.
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.
Never back down, never turn your back, and never fall in love. Those are the rules Vernon Newell learned from his father, and he applies them with a vengeance. Head of a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise, Vernon Newell doesn’t let family ties or misplaced sympathy get in his way. But there is one chink in his armor—Sirena Patras, the beautiful young girl he seduced eight years ago on a Greek island. When Vernon discovers that Bella Bell, a prospering tattoo artist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is actually Sirena, he sets out to woo and win her. Despite her attraction to the fabulously sexy man, Bella wants nothing to do with a hard-headed, ruthless criminal. But when her shop is firebombed and Vernon disappears, Bella must choose to forsake her career and go back into hiding or risk her life to save the only man she has ever loved.
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 ...
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 ...
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Get Heroes Don't Travel now if you want to enter a thrilling Dystopian drama that makes District 12 look like the land of Oz
Sometimes one moment, one event, can change our lives forever... March 11, 2004. The Madrid train bombings killed 193 innocent civilians. What the terrorists didn't know was on that fateful day, they also succeeded in creating their worst nightmare. No one knew who he was, what he looked like, where he came from, nor who he worked for. He was a sniper who could take a target out from eight-hundred yards to a mile. He could kill with a long gun, short gun, or no gun. He was lethal with edged weapons, explosives, poisons, or no weapon at all. Targets could be executed from afar or die with his breath in their face. Among his enemies he had many names: El Gato, the cat, Alshaytan, the Devil in Arabic, the Ghost, and many others. His real name is Rex Dalton. He has no friends. He has no family. He has no girl. He has only one motto; don't hate the terrorists. Instead, kill them, so they can't kill again. THE FULCRUM is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the first book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
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.
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.
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.
Whoever believes seniors are harmless hasn't met Granny. After losing her family, her friends, her home and everything else she holds dear to a careless drunk driver; Granny decides to take the law into her own hands; it's a record-breaking, mind-baffling killing spree that the small southern town won't soon forget.
MEDICAL TERRORISM THRILLER It’s the new age of terrorism, where enemy interests employ the use of modern tools, weapons, tactics, and theories to achieve goals that have destructive, bone-chilling, and disturbing physical and emotional effects. Today’s terrorists are tech-savvy, manipulative, powerful, well-funded, and supported by entire networks of global experts. A Scottish offshore drilling platform in the North Sea becomes unresponsive to all communication attempts. In Moscow, the Russian president and his top advisors seek the best, fastest strategies to defeat and ruin the United States. More recently, that includes government-sanctioned terrorism. A commercial flight, carrying 423 passengers and 18 crew from Tokyo to San Francisco, disappears in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Why? In the new age of terrorism, nothing is what it seems. No one is safe. There's no willpower, no intelligence, and no spirit that won't succumb to the right mix of drugs. A captivating and unsettling page-turner, The Ghost Pattern explores a new dimension of terrorism, one that happens around the world on a daily basis without making any headlines. Or without making the right headlines. What’s really going on behind the scenes? Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of The Ghost Pattern. She embarks on a breathtaking expedition to stop a brilliant terrorist in his tracks. Risking her life and challenging everyone’s beliefs, she is relentless to find the truth and the m ...
Jackson wants to sing. A billionaire hears God speaking. A seductress has her own agenda. Jackson Fullerton III is one of the best quartet baritones and music arrangers in Southern Gospel music. His downfall? Getting bored and quitting after a year or two with a quartet. Now, no group will hire him. Jackson’s fortune changes when Vicky Valure comes along. She is gorgeous, sexy, and smart. Even better, she is working on behalf of Christian billionaire, Sonny Day, who feels God has told him to create and sponsor a Southern Gospel quartet. Vicky uses her innate sensuality to seduce both Jackson and Sonny. The adventure begins. Jackson and Vicky put together a quartet of phenomenal talent with dubious backgrounds. Two are ex-felons, one is a womanizer, and one absconded with a firm’s money and got away with it. But they can sing like few others. They are lulled into false sense of security as they are promised large paychecks and new homes in Minnesota. Then, Harry Weston shows up. In her former career, she acquired unique skills, making her one of the most dangerous people in the world. Her specialty is making problems disappear. When her twin brother is murdered and she discovers the guilty party has originated with the quartet, she’s out to balance the equation. The music keeps getting and better. For one, the music stops.
A Shocking Revelation... An Impossible Rescue...The Government's Worst Nightmare... Ryan Webster, a former student turned fugitive, has kept the promise he'd made to his dying grandfather and rescued a new species of monkey from their burned out home in the Amazon jungle. But the explosive secret they carry is about to be exposed. It's a secret the President of the United States doesn't want revealed. Recruited by the government to confirm that their genetic code will ignite a social panic and upend economic order, the country's top geneticist is obsessed with securing his own immortality and will do anything to achieve that goal. Trapped in the custody of a relentless FBI agent chosen to lead the government's cover-up, Ryan must find a way to rescue the monkeys he's promised to protect, before they suffer unthinkable torture in the name of mankind. Swimming Monkeys: Revelation extrapolates the explosive potential within the human genome into a powerful and entertaining thriller about a young man's commitment and the thin line between right and wrong.
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"
After hacker Ann Sashakovich marries her longtime boyfriend and former Mossad spy Jon Sommers, the two look forward to a romantic honeymoon in London to relax and connect. But while there, Avram Shimmel, Jon’s best friend and former boss, is recalled to the Mossad after Avram’s wife is among the two-hundred government officials killed by a terrorist bomb in Galilee. Appointed the new head of the Mossad and anguished by the loss of his wife, Avram only wants revenge against the murderers. The only clue to who is responsible are a set of stolen blueprints for a warfare device that seems patently impossible to produce. The plans will be dropped off for a spy handler on the Scottish coast in Islay and Mossad needs to get them first. Avram recalls Jon to the Mossad and asks Ann to join as a hacker before sending the honeymooning couple on a guided whiskey tour of Islay to see if they can retrieve the plans. But Jon and Ann aren’t the only spies looking to intercept the blueprints. With tourists on their bus trip dying off one-by-one, it looks like Jon and Ann are in over their heads. And when Ann turns for help to the rogue AI she built during the DARPA hackathon, she discovers things are far worse than she and Jon believed. Now the question is: can they survive long enough to secure the plan? Can they survive this honeymoon at all?
A serial killer on the loose. Another victim. A sudden turn of events...A short psychological thriller. Enter the mind of a psychopath EXCERPT They never see it coming. Never suspect or wonder. Too busy chasing money and relationships, desperate to prove themselves to people who don't care. Consumed by pointless conversations and hollow attempts to appear happy, a serial killer is the last thing on anyone’s mind...
The air and water in the Fisher Valley were pristine before a large energy corporation conned farmers and landowners into letting it have access to their land. Once on the land, it drilled and fracked coal seams deep below the surface, without a care for the air, ground and water it was polluting. When little Charlie Paxton, aged only six, dies from a mysterious form of cancer, his father, Charles, swears to have his revenge. Determined to stop the energy corporation, Charles, sets off with his faithful dog in the middle of the night to set its wells on fire. An unholy alliance of farmers, greens and conservatives quickly join the cause, but rapacious governments won't hesitate to use the police and army to protect the energy corporation’s ill-gotten ventures. Will the environment be saved or will big business get its way?
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.
Her beautiful face, serene and immobile, resting on her folded arm. Her long, luscious hair, undulating gently in the evening breeze. Her eyes half-closed, a hint of a smile on her pale lips, as if to welcome an unseen lover.
When the body of a young woman is found in her own backyard, a week after her disappearance, evidence leads investigators to a chilling conclusion. She is not the first victim of a serial killer no one knew existed. She most definitely is not the last.
FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett joins the local detectives assigned to the case and searches for answers in the intriguing investigation that offers a plethora of forensic evidence, yet no viable leads. When another body is found, the search intensifies, and details about the killer’s unusual signature emerge. He likes to stalk his victims before abducting them. He likes to show them a flash of what’s coming, a foreboding warning of their grim future.
At first, she caught a glimpse of a man, standing in the shadows, watching her.
She thought she saw his eyes, and the sight of them chilled her to the bone.
She saw his hands, and they were the hands of a killer.
She caught a Glimpse of Death.
Join smart, relentless Tess Winnett and her seasoned team on a heart-stopping hunt for a serial killer, who mercilessly takes lives, preying on young, unsuspecting mo ...
It is Melbourne 1989. While investigating organised crime, Peter Clancy is caught up in a sinister plot involving drug importation, police corruption, and some very kinky sex. Along the way, Peter meets a young lawyer and is instantly besotted with her—unlike his friends and colleagues who see something disturbing beneath her wholesome exterior. Enter the world of the thorny devils—where nothing is as it seems.
Detective Mike Cancini has seen dark days, but even he is shocked when a charismatic young priest is found shot through the eye on the altar of his own church. As Cancini investigates, he uncovers long-buried secrets from the man's past. When another priest is attacked, the detective must unravel the web of lies, but how can he find a murderer when no one is innocent, and everyone's a sinner?
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.
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 ...
The brutal murder of her best friend sends Gwynn Reznick racing against the clock to find the assassins and stop a deadly conspiracy that threatens a catastrophic oil and gas disaster. Corruption, betrayal, murder and romance collide as horrifying events mount, and place Gwynn on the perpetrator’s radar—targeted for death.
Husband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past... As a teenager, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather's cruel abuse. Now as an adult, Jill's made it - she has a successful career and a solid, if not static, marriage to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle. The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant - until one day a reporter lures her to his hotel room under the pretense of an interview - and suddenly all of it comes rushing back. Jill seeks revenge on the reporter, triggering a series of events that leads Jill down a wormhole of retribution, forcing her to spin an ever-widening web of lies. Meanwhile, Alex is pulled into a case of a series of murders that began as cyber relationships. There seems to be a familiar fingerprint on these crimes,but Alex refuses to believe the murderer could be someone close to him... "Deadly Lies is a taut, fast-paced thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn't let go. Patchell is a master storyteller with a real talent for creating pulse-pounding suspense."--Kevin O'Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of Unspeakable.
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...
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?
"Hazen cooks up one of his most compelling conspiracies yet in this fast-paced series entry." BestThrillers.com
Is Beyond Revelation a reclusive religious order preparing its flock for the Second Coming, or is it a cult with much more sinister intentions? When New York City TV reporter Francine Vega travels from 'the City' to a small New England town to hunt for a friend who has gone missing, she finds that the disappearance may be tied to Beyond Revelation and a Russian-funded nationwide conspiracy. To find the truth, Vega works with the Press, the FBI, religious leaders, civil rights leaders and even the President as she races against the clock to rescue her friend and avert a national calamity.
A madman with unlimited power gains crippled immortality Each generation he is among us Hail Caesar, Emperor of Murder The insane Roman Emperor gains immortality by stealing a merchant's soul. Instant reincarnation provides endless lives for a never-ending reign of terror. Two-thousand years later, a reluctant psychic releases the merchant’s essence. The merchant, living in her mind, convinces her of the truth. Together they set out to rid humanity of Caligula, the eternal serial killer.
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.
Secrets and lies are dangerous. When Jacques's body is discovered in a hotel room his wife, Patricia, suspects he has been hiding something from her. Why was he found naked and who is the woman that visited his grave on the day of the funeral? Significantly, who is the unnamed beneficiary Jacques left a large sum of money to in his will and what is the reason her best friend, also Jacques's sister, Coco, refuses to tell her what he confided to her? Struggling to find out the truth, Patricia visits Malmö where her twin sister Jasmine lives and is married to her ex boyfriend. But the sisters relationship is toxic and when a family member dies shortly after, an old secret is revealed that shines a light on an event that took place on their tenth birthday. As one revelation after another is revealed, Patricia is yet to discover her husband's biggest secret and what ultimately cost him his life. His Guilty Secret is an unafraid examination of the tangled bonds between siblings, the lengths we go to in protecting our wrongdoings, and the enduring psychological effects this has on the innocent... and the not so innocent.
The party of the year in the rural Virginia countryside turns into a day of horror as the enemies of Alex's grandfather, Congressman Adam Patrick Lee, bring the war to his Virginia estate killing, maiming and destroying every thing in their path.
An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance. When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers. To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is convinced Zelda knows where a cache of recently pilfered paintings is. She must track down an international gang of art thieves and recover the stolen artwork in order to save those she loves most. The trouble is, Zelda doesn’t know where to look. Teaming up with art detective Vincent de Graaf may be her only hope at salvation. The trail of clues leads Zelda and Vincent on a pulse-pounding race across Europe to a dramatic showdown in Turkey that may cost them their lives.
The passing of Peter’s mom has started a domino effect, making things go from bad to worse in a matter of months. Peter and his father have a strained relationship. In the midst of all this chaos he meets Trinity King, a girl he wants to trust, but doesn't know if he should. A turn of events cause Peter to be on the streets. No shelter, no money, and no food. Every move Peter makes can either have a positive or negative impact on his life, he doesn't know who he should or shouldn't trust. Peter Jones is losing his once stable life. Can he survive all these tragedies that are coming at him fast, or will Peter give up the fight and let this cruel game of life consume him?
Collins Street, Australia’s Wall Street, where fortunes are made and lost on the stroke of a computer key. The young, impressionable and beautiful Carmen Minelli, thinks that she’s struck gold when hired by one of the street’s supposedly up-market stockbrokers. She soon finds herself being drawn into a web of fraud, blackmail, coercion and murder. Carmen has been set up and when she starts asking questions she puts her life on the line.
“A pistol pressed against his son’s temple. A dark hand came into view, then an arm. Then a man came from behind the door and lifted his finger to his lips.” --Robin Patchen, award winning author of Finding Amanda and Convenient Lies. About GENEROUS LIES: He had no idea it was so bad. For FBI agent Garrison Kopp suspected his teenage son was in trouble, but a midnight summons to the ER reveals the drug problem is more serious than he thought. Desperate to get his son away from negative influences, he asks a beautiful and kind new friend who owns rental properties for a place to stay. She’ll help, as long as she doesn’t have to risk anything. Vacation homeowner Samantha Messenger is happy to provide Garrison and his son a lake cabin where they can regroup. She helps him search for a good rehab facility and tries not to hope for more than friendship. After what she’s been through, more isn’t an option, no matter what her heart wants. Big trouble comes in tiny packages. Sparks fly between them as Sam and Garrison work together to help the resistant teen. But that becomes the least of their problems when a package planted in Garrison’s car lures enemies to the idyllic cabin on the lake. With their lives—and love—on the line, can they protect all they hold dear?
The US has launched secret weapons of mass destruction on other countries. And awaits what might be cataclysmic retaliation… China is devastated by an 8.0M earthquake that leaves 70,000 people dead with hundreds of thousands injured and untold property destroyed. The Chinese government soon learns that it was no natural disaster, but rather an orchestrated attack by the American government using their High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) weapon. China ceases foreign relations with America and creates their own version of the weapon in retaliation. They plan to attack the US by sending a submarine with mini nuke mines to create a massive rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. But what neither China nor the US knows is that the attack on China was an unauthorized assault perpetrated by a US Navy Vice Admiral. Because of his arrogance and pride, more innocent people may have to pay with their lives. One of the many coastal towns in peril is Dolphin Beach, Oregon. The new mayor Willa McBride tries to protect her townspeople while her sister, the Senator Elizabeth Bechtel, tries to uncover who engineered the attack on China. What is unclear is whether the Senator’s goal is aimed toward the greater good or for her own political gain. To protect the US coast, the government sends out the submarine USS Massachusetts to locate and destroy the Chinese sub. Now it seems the only protection for the American coast is one US submarine and its heroic crew ag ...
Artist Brody Trent enjoys a simple life living and working in NoDa, an artsy district of Charlotte, North Carolina. He wakes one morning to find himself charged with the brutal assault on a young woman who now lies comatose, unable to testify to his innocence. A fluke accident allows him to escape custody. Now on the run, he travels to the Lowcountry of South Carolina to find Doctor Emily Parker, the one person who can lead him to the real assailant. Standing in her way is the wealthy and powerful Harrington family, who will do anything, including committing murder, to keep her from the truth.
A psychopath in love? Who's going to die now? Against all reason, ruthless Silicon Valley tycoon Michael Romanov becomes infatuated with a totally unsuitable, but bewitching woman. Her loser fiance laughs at Michael's bribes and threats. But when he laughs at Michael, he goes too far. Michael always gets what he wants. No cost is too high. Will he stop at murder to get the woman he loves?
- 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...
Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway. Every night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming about seeing him – or making him – dead. Once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do. Dream Doctor is the second book of the Dream Series.
The first three books in the Dhata Mays futuristic detective series. The Synth Crisis series is a set of sci-fi technothriller stories with an enticing noir vibe. If you like robust future worlds, action-packed cyberpunk, and mysteries that keep you guessing, then you’ll love Dhata’s electrifying misadventures.
When Mazie Reynolds was a young girl, she believed monsters lived under her bed. Now a grown, married woman, she discovers one sleeps in her bed. Mazie schemes to save herself and her daughter. Her plan will work, if she can out-maneuver the monster who is a master of manipulation and control. She's got one thing going for her, the one thing she truly owns. Mazie has moxie to the bone. But will it be enough?
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.
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.
Kate Martin believes the only threat to her life is her psychotic ex-boyfriend. She's dead wrong.
A frightened child. A fearless grandfather. A nail-biting conclusion! After returning home for a family visit, Mira Cullen finds herself in front of the old Ferguson house again - a place she has blatantly avoided since the entire life-altering experience of fifteen years earlier. The only thing is...there are new residents now, but not the kind she would have ever expected to see. Her six-year-old daughter, Rosie, has an incredible bond with her grandfather, but no one ever dreams that the little girl will be the bait an angry ghost uses to settle a score long overdue. She is in terrible danger and the love of her grandfather will be tested to the highest extreme. The Ferguson House: A Heart-wrenching History An Innocent Child Unlikely Inhabitants The Haunting The HUNTED!
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.
Something unusual is happening to Quinn Montgomery. Trapped inside her unconscious mind, the sound of her father’s soothing voice seeps through, and the past twenty-four hours comes flooding back. She wakes to find herself in the hospital. Her childhood best friend Evie is dead. But not just dead, murdered, and Evie’s four-year-old son witnessed it all. Traumatized over what he saw, he’s not talking. And when Evie’s cold-blooded killer goes into hiding, Quinn isn’t only out for justice, she’s out for revenge.
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 ...
It started so innocently. Charlie only stopped in this charming, wholesome town because she was lost. But things are never as they seem in Redemption ...
With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds, the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not...
Helpless to resist the siren's song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous waters on a mad Russian oligarch's yacht, while Rose throws caution to the wind and rushes headlong into the arms of a beautiful, dangerous ...
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.
One number, one letter: 3D. Two characters, nine cuts, their edges always crossing, carved sharply into Danielle’s bleeding flesh. She’d seen it before. On his other victims’ bodies. “Wow. I think I just fell head over heels in love with a fictional character. Tess Winnett is one of the smartest FBI agents and profilers I have come across yet and with analytical skills to rival Sherlock Holmes. Hats off to Leslie Wolfe for easily the best thriller I have read in this genre for many, many years!” – Manie Kilianon, five stars review on Amazon. The crimes: horrifying After a high-profile victim survives a brutal attack in her own home, FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett accepts to handle the investigation off-book. With every question she asks, the truth unveiled poses more questions but leads to only one possible conclusion: The Word Killer is back. The evidence: disturbing The Word Killer has emerged after years of absence, more blood-thirsty and vicious than ever. Yet his identity remains hidden, a mystery figure among the city’s millions, despite DNA evidence left at each crime scene. An impulsive murderer, disorganized and lightning-fast, fuelled by an all-consuming rage that cannot be quenched. The worst kind of killer there is. Then why did his latest victim survive? Why was Danielle still alive? The memories: agonizing A strong sense of deja-vu brings unwanted memories from a buried past Tess never wanted to relive. But if she wants to save the lives at stake when the killer ...
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.
Meet Brian Ackerman. He has a gun. He also has a heart.
Brian works as one of the nation’s top security professionals. His work is fueled by adrenaline-laced danger. His newest assignment promises to be interesting as he prepares to protect two archaeologists Dr. Sophia Abadi and Dr. Nadia Dajani while the women travel the world to dig remote sites.
Brian and his team will have their own digging to do. They just signed a contract with the FBI to discover who is financing ISIS through the sale of conflict relics from Syria. Problem is, the suspects are also archaeologists Dr. Sophia Abadi and Dr. Nadia Dajani.
Brian is a professional. He believes the truth is always clear cut. Brian’s been wrong before.
His initial introductions to both esteemed scientists not only reveal the challenges of protecting them, but a shocking dilemma of honoring his security contract. Seems the woman he’d fallen for after one incredible night in New York is the very same Dr. Sophia Abadi he’s now charged with protecting and leading into an FBI trap.
What if the homeless men going through your recycling know more about your life than you do? Like who is going to die. One of the recyclers, Dave, wearing disguises he keeps under a bridge, memorizes the information in people's bins. He, like many others, idolizes the Rescuers, a supposedly neutral, unarmed humanitarian aid group in a Balkanized country, as the possibility of WWIII looms. The Nevermind Agents lie on the evening news to garner support for proxy wars. They say the Rescuers are unarmed, neutral, and giving humanitarian aid to a Balkanized country. Their movie about them is a blockbuster. Rescuer costumes are the bit hit for Halloween. But it's time to unmask them. And that requires a plan so ingenious, even the planner can't know how it's done. Living not far away from Dave's bridge, Becky donates generously to the Rescuers, making her finances even more insecure. She doesn't know what to think when she finds things in her apartment moved slightly. The toothbrush is wet. There's a stain on the ironing board. The cat food is nearly gone. Is it her imagination? Is someone messing with her mind? Could it be Stan, breaking in because he loves her? He certainly loves putting her body into mysterious BDSM contortions for their videos. But what's that muffled moan she hears in the background when she calls him on the phone? Becky hires her friend to spy on Stan. The woman has gone underground since escaping from the Nevermind; she wears a wig, and a mask meant for burn ...
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.
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)
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.
Discover the military dystopian thriller that readers call “riveting” and “hard to put down!“ Enter a dark fantasy/dystopian tale with underpinnings of love, betrayal, and tumultuous relationships set in a dark future. Our dark future. In a world devastated by disease and ripped apart by a changing climate, countries struggle for control of resources while fighting to maintain order. Even if it means fighting their own citizens. Leaders emerge from the chaos, but some choices lead further into darkness and some leaders don’t have the best intentions. Set in Europe, this is a story about a small handful of people whose lives interconnect, people who become influential as the world falls into a war in an era tumbling toward chaos. Each seeks to save Europe, but not all influence is good even when intentions are for the best. And not all decisions can be made in time. On and off the battlefield, control for Europe is key to world dominance in this riveting series of intrigue and war, love and obsession. What would you sacrifice for freedom? Who would you betray to control the destiny of the world?
YOU’VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE DANI SILVER – AKA THE GRIFTER’S DAUGHTER In four novels of increasing danger, Dani’s out to become the greatest living con artist and prove that you can do well AND do good, by cheating people who really—really—deserve it. These four books feature romance, humor and wildly amazing schemes as Dani and her crew take on some serious bad guys. Dani’s going to prove that “Even a bad girl can be good.”
Does the Stalker seek revenge, justice, or stolen jewels? The Stalker has tracked a target for thirty-nine years and won't be easily stopped by a pair of ship’s detectives. Now DNA profiling might lead to the target, endangering innocents along the way. Natalia and Jason work together on the cruise ship, Sea Mist, and they must stop the Stalker from harming identical twins onboard the ship! Hundreds of suspects are cruising the western Caribbean, including six sets of identical twins participating in the Twins Project. It all began with the Jonestown Massacre of 1978. The supposed suicide of Jim Jones prompted an intense manhunt by his enforcement team, the Red Brigade, which honed skills needed to capture or kill the illusive prey. Who is the man the Stalker is seeking? Which pair of twins are in danger? Natalia and Jason accompany the twins on shore excursions, and discover that preventing a crime is more difficult than solving one. The partners work to unmask the culprit and protect the twins. Will Natalia and Jason be able to stop a well-prepared assassin? DNA STALKER is an intense thriller combined with romance and mystery set in exotic destinations. The book is clean with limited violence and no “blush-worthy” scenes.
A major political convention and an unidentified killer virus in the CCMC Emergency Department has the NOPD hopping. Internet chatter suggesting a terror attack in the Big Easy has chilled the hearts of law enforcement. Alex and Jack must learn to play well with the CDC, FBI, and Secret Service to save the streets of New Orleans.
...How far would you go to save your family? Twenty-two years ago, Ike Rossi's life was shattered when his parents were murdered in cold blood. He surrendered his football scholarship and returned home to find their killer and raise his nine-year-old sister. Now, the crime of a local ten-year-old genius, Jack Cole, threatens to unearth old wounds rather than provide the closure Ike desperately wants. When Ike meets Jack inside the Pittsburgh courthouse, he doesn't see a murderer but instead a boy who has been victimized by a system that has left them both without justice. Despite knowing the case will resurrect the painful demons of his parents' unsolved murders, Ike agrees to clear Jack's name. The court of public opinion and the district attorney have an airtight case. Worse, taking Jack's side thrusts Ike into the crosshairs of the most powerful family in Pittsburgh, the Falzones. Now, with only days before the trial, Ike confronts the Falzones' crumbling empire to find the shocking evidence that could save Jack. At the same time, he races to decipher a series of cryptic clues from Jack's dead father that could hold the key to his son's freedom. But each step closer to the truth draws them further into danger, and as three fractured families collide, Ike is forced to choose between saving Jack--and saving himself.
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.
The body of a strangled woman draws Lorne into an intricate investigation that expands swiftly when a second innocent is murdered. A serial killer is on the loose, plucking victims from Internet dating sites. But when a third victim--this one male--is discovered, Lorne is forced to admit her worst fears... she is on the trail of a serial killer duo. Lorne's personal life grows complicated as her sister, Jade, struggles to come to terms with their father's death. Lorne suggests drastic measures to cure Jade's grief. The answers are out there, but will Lorne solve the crimes and find the killer before the next victim dies?
The making of a serial killer to love...
Quick-witted and adorable, Dani Woodbury is a girl determined to prove her worth.
But first, she must adapt to a new home with a dark secret.
Dani has lost count of how many foster homes she's lived in, and at last, she has a chance at a family of her own. Her foster mother cherishes her, but her foster father despises her.
Love could be hers if it wasn't for him.
Delightfully stubborn, and driven by wildness in her blood, Dani is engaged in an epic battle of wills when she discovers something more sinister lurks beneath the surface.
When she finally realizes what her foster father is hiding, her entire future is at risk. Will the shocking discovery land her back in foster care? Or lead to deadlier consequences?
If you like unforgettable characters and well-crafted suspense with Dexter undertones, then you’ll love Jack Kinsley’s sinister tale.
PLEASE NOTE: Wild is a shorter novel, at 182 pages. But it delivers on deeply drawn characters, style, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
ALSO NOTE: Wild is more of a suspense novel, and not a psychological thriller.
An heiress who can’t seem to keep her legs closed. A Russian plan for dominating the space race. An assassin with a penchant for rich food and sadistic murder. When you’re alone in the cold, passion and betrayal are commodities and love hangs on by an icy thread. From the author of The Bone Church and Cold, comes a white knuckle tour de force of Cold War noir.
Belgium, 1917. With no memory of the past twenty-four hours, Michel wakes to find himself trapped behind enemy lines. The whole area is set to be blown sky high by the British—dozens of mines filled with explosives honeycomb the land. But Michel is going nowhere. He can’t talk. Can’t move. Can’t fight. Axelle, a Belgian woman who takes pity, nurses Michel to health. But she has her own problems. A German war hero wants her womanly virtue. An unhinged neighbor wants her land. And Axe? All she wants is justice for her dead parents, slaughtered as they slept. Scores to settle. Wars to fight. There will be a reckoning.
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.
A Psychological Thriller/Suspense set in Ireland.
Office jobs can be stressful. Aoife’s may be lethal.
Aoife’s life is finally on track. She’s happily married, pregnant with her first child and has the world’s best mother-in-law. But when Aoife accepts a job as an office temp, her entire life begins to unravel.
Is one of Aoife’s colleagues a murderer? Is Aoife the next target? Why is her husband unconcerned?
Can office politics lead to murder? Girl Targeted is a perfect read for fans of Behind Closed Doors, Girl on a Train and the Silent Wife.
A conflicted psychiatrist. A murdered author. To see past the fiction, he'll have to delve into the mind of a killer...And, remember that's he's bound by doctor-patient confidentiality... Grant Garrick has sworn to do no harm. When the psychiatrist saves a drunk man from the streets, he's just following his code. But he never expected his new friend, Toby, would be the fifth husband of a famed and fabulously wealthy romance author. And Toby never expected to find his sex-addicted wife dead in the guesthouse bedroom… Convinced of Toby’s innocence, Grant enlists the help of his attorney friend, Carrie, to clear Toby’s name. After a series of false starts that take him all the way to Mexico, a new suspect is put behind bars. But did the jury convict the real killer? Masked Intentions is a mind-bending standalone mystery thriller in a series featuring psychiatrist Grant Garrick. If you like edge-of-your-seat suspense, psychological undertones, and stunning endings, then you’ll love Tom Bierdz’s gripping whodunnit. Buy Masked Intentions to start the pulse-pounding mystery today!
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?
How desperate are you to get the one you love? When Hannah and Ben meet at a friend's party, he knows she's The One. But Hannah's in an intense relationship with Mark and planning to return to her native Sweden to embark on a teaching career. Desperate to make Ben fall in love with her, rich spoilt heiress Vanessa sets in motion a devious string of events that ultimately changes the course of four people's lives indefinitely. Hannah is the love of Ben's life, yet Vanessa will stop at nothing to claim the man she is convinced is her destiny. Because of You is a dark, morally complex and cross-generational story of enduring love, fate and destiny.
When death washes ashore on reality TV, who's to blame? Join Jason Debord as he seeks clarity following the death of a reality TV co-star and ends up uncovering criminal conspiracy. When Jason returned home from competing on Beached he'd lost weight, couldn't sleep, and felt more alone than ever. But, he expected those changes. Jason had no way to predict that one of his fellow competitors would fling himself from a cliff. Unless he didn't. Jason can't believe it, but the network broadcasts the alleged suicide to the world, so he pushes forward in his own amateur investigation. Met with resistance from the cast and crew, he persists only through the support of his developing romance with Blake, a psychiatrist who observes alarming similarities between her patient and her partner. Events in Cut Reality have a variety of interpretations. While under the watchful eye of the public, Jason has to decide: is what he uncovers too coincidental to be true, or so hard to accept because it's his new reality.
Sam Sunborn is dead. But is he really? Sam is not physically here, and his wife Monica resents him for deserting her and leaving their son fatherless. Yet, from the digital beyond and with Monica’s reluctant help, he’s dead set on stopping the most diabolical terrorist scheme the world has ever known. Ashaki LaSalam has escaped from prison with the help of her lover, a mob boss with vast resources and a deadly secret. And Ashaki is bent on revenge after the U.S. left her Kurdish mother to be raped and killed when America abandoned its Mideast allies. With a revolutionary neural weapon that can erase anyone’s memories forever, she launches devastating mass amnesia attacks, first on political leaders and then entire cities. Can America survive this mad assault on our minds? If you like heart-pounding action, mind-bending inventions, and terrifying villains, then you'll love Charles Levin's gripping saga.