Burnt out after years of working violent cases in East Harlem, Detective Neil Jericho transfers to peaceful East Hampton. But after the mysterious disappearance of a wealthy real estate developer, Jericho is caught in a web of intrigue and lies centering around Susannah Cascadden, the missing man’s beautiful wife.
"Marks provides his intriguing principal characters with solid backgrounds without lingering too long on irrelevant minutiae, and he puts the central mystery front and center from the start. The relationship between Jericho and
Susannah gives the book a good, romantic spark. The whodunit initially seems straightforward, but it offers surprise twists that add further dimension to the characters.
A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters." — Kirkus reviews
Is Susannah a calculating black widow or an innocent victim? Jericho better find out fast or the Hamptons just might be the death of him.
Amy Bree’s reckless actions result in death and her dismissal from the FBI. A visit from a mysterious priest propels her back into the fray, as she is partnered with an ex-spy and tasked to hunt down and kill the serial killer known as the Blood Sucker. Their quarry is not what they expect! The body count rises and the hunters become the hunted!
Every day, I wake up certain of only three things: I am responsible for my mother’s death. My father has vanished. Someone wants me dead. I’m on the run. It’s me against the world. I cannot let it break me. When sixteen-year-old Olivia Jacobs and her celebrity chef father are brutally attacked after his French Quarter restaurant opening, the shell-shocked Olivia finds herself on the run on the streets of New Orleans. Who wants her dead? And why?
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 ...
Cybersecurity super-sleuth Frank Adversego finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA as hackers try to destroy the USA. Only by defeating the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. Over 100 four and five star reviews on Amazon!
Haunted by a memory of the woman, left for dead, whose life he saved 20 years ago.
Shlomky, a park ranger in the Sea of Galilee region in northern Israel, is haunted by the rape and attempted murder of a young tourist who came to see the sites where Jesus performed his miracles. He found the young woman left for dead by the side of the road in a national park. She survived, but police were unable to solve the case and eventually dropped it.
Shlomky teams up with Amir to defy all-powerful local authorities and seek justice
Shlomkys earnest and naïve demeanor leads him into conflict with the local security forces, who are used to bending the rules as they please. Amir, a Bedouin who works for the tax authorities, is sent to investigate Shlomky's finances, but the two end up joining forces and reopen the unsolved case. Together they pursue the murder investigation, discovering much more than they had been seeking about the powerful men of the secret forces who control the land.
Angelina Bonaparte is starting from square one. After a messy divorce, the middle-aged librarian put down her books and picked up a new gig as a private investigator. When a mob boss heads to jail for his mistress' murder, she has no issue with the womanizing scumbag rotting in prison. But when the suspect's pregnant wife swears his innocence, Angelina can't find it in her heart to refuse the case.
Already reluctant to get involved, her frustration grows when she's forced to work alongside Ted Wukowski, a homicide detective who thinks a crime scene is no place for a woman. In the search for clues along the mistress’ long record of broken hearts and promises, Angelina’s natural charm is the perfect complement to her temporary partner's take-no-prisoners interrogation style. And before long, she and Ted can feel their grudging respect transform into an undeniable attraction.
To solve the case and catch the murderer, the PI and the cop must learn to trust each other completely before an innocent man goes to jail for a crime he didn't commit…
Truth Kills is the first book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like fierce female detectives, unlikely partners, and nail-biting whodunits, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping crime thriller.
As the Cold War between East and West commences, so does our story. The setting is war-ravaged Berlin in late 1946. From that devastated and divided city, spies from both sides began to move with relative ease throughout occupied Germany. America and its allies need to determine the composition and deployment locations of the military forces Russia has moved into the very heart of Western Europe. The Russians work diligently to deny the Western Powers knowledge of their intentions and strategies while consolidating their position in their new vassal states in Middle Europe including East Germany; their ultimate goal is to spread communism to the rest of the world.
Recently declassified documents have revealed the true nature and extent of the spy versus spy conflict that occurred from the mid-1940s through the early-1990s between the American CIA and British MI6 on one side and the Russian KGB and GRU (plus eventually the East German Stasi) on the other.
In late 1946, Kurt Altschuler arrives in the divided city of Berlin. His job as an Associate Press News Agency reporter serves as a cover for his true role as a CIA agent. His first assignment is to establish a spy network that covers the Russian occupied zone of Germany.
Two years later, during the Berlin Blockade, he meets Erica Hoffmann, a beautiful East German archeology student. Any relationship between a CIA agent and an East German woman is strictly forbidden; she might be part of a ‘honey pot stin ...
IF THE MOST WANTED MAN IN THE COUNTRY... WAS SLEEPING IN YOUR HOUSE... WHAT WOULD YOU DO? IF THE WORLD`S FATE DEPENDED ON YOUR ACTIONS... HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO? The year is 1918. War is raging in Europe. America has a new weapon so deadly no one knows about it. But a killer spy in New York finds out, and he will stop at nothing to fulfill his destructive mission. As the War begins to slip out of the Allies grasp, who will stop the man who can turn the tide of war? Find out in this blistering, fast paced thriller, that races to a nail biting finish. "What an action packed, page turner of a book." Maureen. "Very well paced and taut thriller." K. Pal.
Her teenage sister has run away. It's her fault. And on her watch. Desperate to find her sister and keep it quiet, Shyla soon gets pulled into something so much bigger… a heist. That of stealing her mom's newly acquired million-dollar jewelry. Damien is a good guy running from an awful past. When his brother ends up in the hospital, he is determined to stop the one man who is destroying their lives. He will break all his promises, even steal, if it will end their father's control. Shyla and Damien work together to plan a heist, catch a crook, and save her family. An impossible crime with only one possible outcome. Emerald was the first of eight foster girls. The jewelry, she thought was fake and looked after as a teenager, are resurfacing. Thirty-five years later. And worth millions. Who is sending them out? And who wants them, at all costs? Fostered Identity is book 1 in The Twisted Deception Suspense Thriller Mystery Series. All books in the series have standalone stories, no cliffhangers for it. But the story running in the background, the story that connects all the books, will keep you reading. Who is behind sending out the gems and what is their end game? An engaging thriller mystery with some interesting twists. Enjoy!
When Al agrees to help Fergie find the missing son of one of their long-ago high school classmates, they head off to a ranch in the valley, where some wide open spaces still remain in Southeast Texas. He is okay with following Fergie’s lead in the case, for a change, and even with riding horses. But what he doesn’t expect is for the trail of the missing son to lead them into the path of one of America’s most violent gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13. They are vicious, tattooed career criminals, their lives devoted to machetes and guns. And this bunch is gearing up to wage war with other gangs—fighting, maiming, killing, and dying over their turfs, their colors, and their hand signs. Heaven help anyone in their way…and to do their job, Fergie and Al find themselves squarely in the way.
Katie goes through a change that could cost her her life! Amy takes on odds far in excess of her ability to handle them. She's completely off-the-rails. This is NOT the Amy Bree you think you know. For Katie, her most feared enemy is far closer to home than she could have ever imagined. She also learns a secret that will shake her to her very core! And has SANTA gone over to the enemy? This and MUCH MORE in this explosive FINALE to the series.
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 ...
A mysterious organization posts an untraceable message on the internet, in which they claim to have a solution for the world’s opioid crisis—a solution that the world might not like. Is it just another internet hoax? Most experts think so, and the message is quickly discarded and forgotten. But one young reporter in Las Vegas can’t seem to shake the ominous warning, and he delves into locating the organization responsible for it. He soon learns that his curiosity comes with devastating consequences. The League of Orbis Novus chronicles the adventures of a reporter, an FBI agent, and a research scientist as each becomes entangled in the chilling web created by a group of anonymous conspirators intent on eradicating the opioid epidemic—at any cost. What price is society willing to pay for a solution?
WARPAINT IN THE CORRIDORS OF POWER. In a high-end hotel near the White House, three Mojave Indians sit in silence, cross-legged and bare chested. The two leather-faced elders and the young buck with a ponytail were all big men. Spread on the floor around them was an assortment of colorful modern cosmetics. Powdered charcoal, red clay, and cactus blossoms had been replaced, but the finger-traced swaths of color on red skin still looked ominous. There hadn't been an Indian attack in the United States since the early 1900s. In fifty-three minutes, that would no longer be true. When the three unarmed Native American warriors breach the fence around the White House, FBI agent John Fox was going to be drawn into a deadly war between the United States and a tribe of Indians with a blood stained hundred-year-old treaty—This time there would be no surrender. “The idea of full dress in preparation for a battle comes not from a belief that it will add to the fighting ability. The preparation is for death, in case death should be the result of the conflict. Every Indian wants to look his best when he goes to meet the great Spirit.” – Wooden Leg—Cheyenne
Enter the world of disturbing, psychological suspense \"Bailey's masterstroke is in creating a situation for his protagonist that is so believable the reader cannot help but feel complicit in the guilt and anguish of it all. With compelling, measured prose, he stakes out precious territory in a genre — located somewhere between thriller and psychodrama —that he makes completely his own.\" — Quill & Quire A Day on the Water. A Moment of Panic. Lives Changed Forever. As Paul Wakefield paddles his kayak across Mouat Channel off Vancouver Island, he hears the engine of a yacht cutting through the fog toward him. In an instant, the cruiser swamps Paul and the young girl beside him and disappears into the fog, never to be seen again. Dumped into the winter ocean, the terrified girl thrashes in the ice-cold water, submerging Paul in her frenzy to survive. In a desperate attempt to save them both, Paul makes a fateful decision. The Child Must be Revenged. Who will Survive? The Good Lie goes deep into the hearts and souls of characters who struggle to adapt to an utterly senseless incident. Faced with grieving parents demanding retribution, Paul and his wife Valerie find their relationship pressured by a series of events that threaten to consume them.
From Book 1: For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it all...or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a Juvenile Court Attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any length to obtain custody.
Sabre finds herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for the truth takes her coast to coast and five years into the past. Confronted with mysterious clues and strange occurrences, Sabre is threatened by someone wanting to make her suffer the unbearable anguish of losing everything--including her life.
As Sabre's passion to find the answers intensifies, she discovers a twisted history of desperation, deceit, and revenge. And she discovers how obscure and treacherous the truth can be.
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 ...
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.
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?
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.
What happens when a drug dealer is forced to turn detective? Meet Bill Murdoch, the world's most reluctant private investigator. Bill Murdoch’s doing just ﬁne, thanks for not asking. He’s dealing drugs for a professional crime syndicate in Sydney and saving for a house by the sea. But what does he think life is - a fairy tale? As the syndicate puts pressure on him to fill the shoes of his murdered boss, Murdoch is cornered by an equally formidable foe: the Australian Tax Ofﬁce demanding an explanation for his sizable cash income. Murdoch spins a beautiful lie, telling tax inspector, Hannah Simms, he’s a private detective. When Simms asks him to investigate the mystery of her niece's disappearance, Murdoch grabs what he thinks is a golden opportunity to outrun the syndicate. But his arrival in the missing girl's small coastal home town causes an unexpected stir and the reluctant PI soon realizes his troubles are only just beginning. HEADLAND is crime noir at its best, a thriller to keep you guessing until the very end. HEADLAND is the first book in the Bill Murdoch Mystery series. It is perfect for fans of Alan Furst, Peter Temple, Adrian McKinty, and anyone who enjoys Kate Atkinson’s ‘Jackson Brodie’ series. Bad-boy-turned-local-hero, Bill Murdoch, returns for more hard-boiled noir adventures in the sequels CLASS ACT, and BASE NATURE. For news on upcoming books, visit: www.gedgillmore.com
Nikki Garcia, former international fraud auditor turned private investigator, escapes to Spain to avoid death threats on her last assignment in Mexico. A week later, Nikki and her fiancé, Eduardo, find themselves caught up in a terrorist attack at one of Barcelona’s major tourist attractions. As events unravel, Nikki discovers she is being stalked, worse, she may have been the target of the deadly bombing. To find out who has plotted against her, they consider international connections to people she encountered in her past investigations in Latin America. Weaving their way through Barcelona in an attempt to get facts, Nikki and Eduardo further endanger their lives upon discovering a series of suspects, from flamenco dancers to foreign nationals. Will they be able to outsmart the would-be assassin’s attempts on Nikki’s life?
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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
No More Heroes-#1 Dystopian Thriller HEROES Series is a fast paced, dystopian thriller. Scrapping on the streets suited Ben Jackman until his past returned to ask a favor. Run, hide or fight? If only the favor didn't involve the girl. Ben's world has gone mad. Riots and looting have brought soldiers onto the streets. Terrorism is the norm. And the man who married his childhood sweetheart, the man he once called a friend, wants him to babysit a long black sports bag. When his ex-friend is found dead, battered and dumped in the vacant land adjoining Ben's squat, the Law and the owners of the bag invade Ben's world looking to ask questions. He turns to his childhood sweetheart but that is his first mistake. Losing the bag is his second. Ben must find the bag, find the killers of his old friend, and live happily ever after with the girl. Alas, two out of three is the best he can hope for. No More Heroes, #1 Dystopian Thriller Heroes Series. If you love fast paced adventure, engaging characters, a load of intrigue with a dystopian setting to wet your pants, then you’ll love the first instalment of Roo I Macleod’s page turning thriller series.
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.
Desperation fuels freelance news photographer Tempest Raines when Russian rebels kidnap her adult son. Out of options to rescue him, she dredges up her past and turns to the only man she believes can help her. Navy SEAL Commander Chance Adams has sworn off women, but when Tempest comes to him for help, his past haunts him once again. What is it about this woman that makes him want her as much as he loathes her? The rescue mission they undertake is fraught with danger for both Tempest and Chance, but if Tempest's secret gets out, she isn't sure if getting killed might not be her best option.
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?
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?
An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec redeems the innocent and exterminates those responsible for their suffering. Now, Alec’s job takes him to Mobile, Alabama in Port City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 3). There, Alec hunts down and mercilessly destroys a ring of sex traffickers, freeing their enslaved and terrified victims. Continue Alec's controversial story in Harbor City, the final installment of this emotionally-charged series, to see how it ends. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
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.
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
After surviving a bullet, Angelina Bonaparte was certain she could handle any case that came her way. But when her next client walks through the door with an unexplainable seven-figure inheritance after the death of her parents, the private investigator wonders if she's in over her head. After all, when she visits her client's family attorney, Angelina discovers yet another bloody crime scene.
With the help of her new flame, Angelina follows the clues into an underworld of war-plundered artifacts, stolen treasures, and deadly consequences. As their last lead grows colder, the PI must catch the killer before an endless cycle of murderous greed gets her client killed.
Cash Kills is the second book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like hard-as-painted-nails female detectives, historical mysteries, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s loaded crime thriller.
Fire Eyes is a W.H. Smith First Novel Award finalist. "A dynamite Read"--Andreas Schroeder, author of The Eleventh Commandment The book reviews are in! "Fire Eyes is a taut psychological thriller with literary overtones, a very contemporary terrorist romance." -- Globe and Mail "On the whole, this tale is plenty haunting. To put it simply, there is some very good writing here." -- Alberta Report "There is a beautiful, awful symmetry between passion and destruction that lends a phantasmagoric effect to the writing." -- Quill & Quire "A strong, powerful first work." -- The Calgary Herald "A damn fine first novel ... the scenes are particularly graphic and well done. And the girl revolutionary is a solid character." -- Nite Moves Make room for Billy Deerborn. Billy Deerborn talks to the voices in his head and the dogs that roam his psyche. When he was a baby, he was found by the side of a road in a brown paper bag. Yesterday he blew up a power station. A name to remember in the world of military thrillers. Fire Eyes is the story in between those two events -- the making of modern madness. From that roadside ditch we follow Billy from foster homes to institutions to the army, along the way witnessing his fractured liaisons with the opposite sex and his attempts to find solidity through friendship. It is a story of mental illness, of the impotence of social services, and of the armed forces as the unwitting inheritors of those who fall through the cracks -- and of the power of ...
What would you do if you were framed and sentenced to twenty years in an Asian prison? Would it make any difference if the heinous crimes that you’d gotten away with carried far longer sentences? Would knowing that your actions led directly to the suicide of your financial controller prick your conscience? Blind hate kept Douglas Aspine alive in Changi Prison. He had no conscience or compassion for those he had hurt, only the lust for revenge. Would this evil man succeed in bringing down those who had framed him?
Trust no one and keep running, or they will find you… When Liam, lead singer of The Fury, falls for enigmatic Bella, little does he know that she is hiding a dangerous secret. After a photograph of the couple, taken outside a London recording studio, circulates, Bella prepares to run. But Liam enlists the help of Stephanie and together, they uncover a crime within a crime, and Bella must decide where her loyalties lie.
Peter Clancy is back. Back in Queensland's Far North, that is - the place he's spent a lifetime trying to leave. Clancy couldn't refuse his 'uncle' Sam's insistence he 'do something' about the destruction of the family graveyard and the threat to the sacred sites of Sam's ancestors from the new mine operations at Clarkes Flat. And when Clancy discovers his old nemesis Max Hillard is in deep with the mining company, he's more than keen to use his journalism skills to stir up bad publicity for the mine. But two grisly deaths at the local crocodile farm are followed by murder at the protest camp, and Clancy realises something else is at play. Soon Clancy and Sam are running for their lives .
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.
If a serial killer is murdering your enemies, do you stop him?
Eileen Somers is flattered by a series of anonymous letters delivered to her floral boutique. The author rambles on about the past, mentioning places and things that feel familiar to her. She’s intrigued and wants to meet the secret admirer. Then he confesses to murder.
The vigilante Rest in Peace Killer has chosen Eileen as his latest victim. The loss of his first target, her married lover, makes Eileen’s life complicated. She struggles, hiding her grief, unsure if he really was murdered for her benefit. In the next confession, signed RIP, the killer makes it clear he will continue to eliminate her adversaries to give her peace of mind. Eileen sheds no tears over his second victim, but RIP’s attention is undesired.
Help is sought out and found in an unlikely location, a donut shop with an unusual weekly gathering. The crew, a group of murder enthusiasts which may or may not include a couple retired serial killers is clued into Eileen’s situation. None of them expected Rest in Peace to resurface. The crew knows more about the peace seeking killer than they let on. RIP’s clues, left in the secret admirer notes are there to decipher, if someone from the crew would read them.
Identifying a serial killer who walks among the ordinary shoppers in the mall seems impossible, but Eileen is desperate to stop his mission. Innocent or not, when he’s finished killing for her, Eileen will be his last ...
When 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.
Driven by grief, Michael Sykora started his life of killing in a blind rage. But then it became something he was good at. Even something he...liked. To most who know him, Michael is a software designer, a smart—but average—workaholic. To a chosen few, Michael is something else: a part-time hit man whose specialty is eliminating hard-core criminals. When Nicki, a close friend, finds herself in trouble, Michael steps in. Having lost his fiancée to a brutal crime, Michael will do anything to keep from losing another woman in his life. Michael Sykora has managed to keep his two personas separate. Until now.
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 new husband, a new town, a new job-- Claire O'Connell Whitney expected moving was going to be an adventure. But in one mystifying, horrifying morning, adventure turns to disaster and she finds herself accused of murder! Now she is unable to explain the unexplainable, even to herself.
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!
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.
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?
An innocent client harbors dark secrets…
Defense attorney Leland Monroe lost it all: his big-city job, his reputation and, worst of all, his loving wife. Now he's back in his hometown to hit restart and repair the relationship with his troubled son. But the past is always present in a small town.
Leland returns to find his high school sweetheart hasn't had the easiest of lives especially now that her son faces a death sentence for murdering his father. Yet what appears to be an open and shut case is anything but. As Leland digs deeper to uncover a truth even his client is determined to keep buried, a tangled web of corruption weaves its way throughout his once tranquil hometown.
Leland soon realizes it's not just his innocent young client's life that's at stake --- powerful forces surface to threaten the precious few loved ones he has left.
NEW RELEASE from multi-million-copy best-selling Author Willow Rose. What if a stranger told you that she believed your child is about to be killed? What if that woman was an ex-FBI profiler with a disputable reputation? Would you believe her? Eva Rae Thomas is chasing down a vicious killer, but no one will believe he even exists. If there are no unexplained dead bodies or missing persons, then how can there be a killer on the loose? What they don’t understand is that the perfect murder is the one that doesn’t look like murder. Can Eva Rae convince local law enforcement to help her with this case before the killer strikes once more? Or will she have to take matters into her own hands – again? LET ME GO is the fifth book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.
A stellar mystery… Packed with skill and nuance, Snowden’s latest is a treat for serious mystery buffs. When Doctor Lawrence Rosewood’s best friend and business partner, Ted Villeneuve, committed suicide, the latter left a Pandora’s box of mess in his wake. With dwindling finances, a million-dollar lawsuit, and a consortium of criminals aiming to gain a foothold in the Golden Ages chain of retirement homes—Lawrence and Ted’s long-established business—Lawrence is at his wits’ end. To get out of the unsavory mess created by his late friend, Lawrence must up his game or risk losing everything precious to him. Lawrence makes for a charming character with his efficient personality, thoughtful nature, and sharp intellect. The plot is heavily layered with varied angles and multiple plot threads, all explicated in masterful style. Snowden creates psychologically plausible leads, neatly tying up all the loose ends. Lovers of finely constructed literary mysteries will be greatly rewarded. FIVE STAR ***** The Prairies Book Reviews
The FBI Wants Them Caught...The Chinese Want Them Dead...One Man Wants them Free... Ryan Webster is the target of the largest manhunt in history. The most remarkable near-human primates ever uncovered have become his closest friends. Their DNA holds an explosive secret---the key to man's immortality. Tess Simmons, mother of two and the highest ranking woman in the FBI, is on Ryan’s trail. She knows his apprehension is her ticket back to her family. At the same time, a Chinese sleeper agent races to find the monkeys first and destroy them and their secret, or the family he loves dies. Fleeing into the Southern Sierras with his crazy Uncle Thad, Addy Martin, the deadliest woman he’s ever loved, and Davy Jones, the only human to double his lifespan with the monkeys’ secrets, Ryan gets an unsettling call. Deep in the Amazon, just outside the burned out impact crater that once was their home, the world’s leading anthropologist has found their parents—alive. He’s willing to risk his illustrious career with a promise to conceal his discovery on one condition—Ryan must accept a deadly quest and give up everything to get his friends home. Swimming Monkeys: Exodus is a gripping thriller about one man’s commitment to a promise and his choice between family and immortality.
Alfred needs Dolls. Blonde, blue-eyed human dolls that will help him rewrite his past and change his future.
When Peter Baden's daughter Olivia was abducted nearly a year ago, he left his career as a respected journalist to find her. Now he spends his days searching for Olivia, and helping other families of abducted children survive the emotionally and physically exhausting experience of finding a missing child.
Twins Angel and Bud are used to making do. Their dad is in prison, and mom won't win parenting awards. Bud thrives on neglect, but Angel isn't so strong. Now they're captives in a place called the Dollhouse, and things have gone from bad to worse. The Dolls are forced to re-stage old photographs, but satisfying Alfred is not easy. He has a twisted sense of humor and a violent temper that explodes when things don't go his way -- and sometimes when they do. Angel knows that if she and the other Dolls are to survive this warped playtime, she can no longer be needy and afraid. She must prove how strong she can be -- fast.
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Afghanistan in the mid-1990s, emerging from Soviet occupation, has become the focal point for American political intervention and one in which the British government has a keen interest. The seemingly impossible task of influencing the American selection of who forms a controlling alliance in that country falls on Fraser Ughert, the omnipotent chairman of the United Kingdom Joint Intelligence Committee. Once I Was A Soldier is a story of murder, exploitation and sex involving two wealthy women. One, the Machiavellian wife of the American Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, who seeks more power than she already has; the other, a young, attractive, but naive English book publisher, who wishes she had never inherited her family’s fortune. Both become entangled with a 44-year-old womanising British intelligence agent who is still looking to find his real self between glasses of whisky and the beds he shares.
The New Rulebook is a #1 Bestseller in Christian Suspense. Ruby Masters just watched a woman die. And learned about The New Rulebook, which framed her for murder. Now, it’s masterminds pursue her. Will Robert, her best friend and police officer, be able to prove her innocence before time runs out?
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?
The beautiful, seductive and ruthless Lucy has a rap sheet as long as her golden blonde hair. She will do anything to stay out of jail and although her intentions are good, the devil inside her takes over and has her undertaking continuous acts of evil. On the other side of the spectrum, Nicholas, being a man of God, is naive and hopes to lead the sultry Lucy to the light of his God. But the devil of St. Gabriel has other plans. This thrilling suspense novel is merciless, twisted but absolutely gripping with a riveting ending that will bowl you over!
"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 ...
After embracing her new Tegen existence, Sara Jones is determined to destroy her ex-lover’s organized crime empire, one link at a time. Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders. Armed with her skills and using the alias Sally Jablon, Sara has tracked some nefarious associates of her ex-lover to Baton Rouge. But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she is faced with her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.
NU-USA, 2125. Dhata Mays’s anger is primed to erupt. When an old friend on the force clues him in to a mysterious murder gone cold, the mercenary sleuth allows his obsession to take control. But no sooner does he dive into the details of the case than he barely survives an ambush by unknown assassins. Too bitter about the murder to back off, the cynical detective ignores the price on his head and pursues the organization he’s certain is responsible. But when he discovers that he has more than one adversary from the past, he may find nowhere in the world is safe. Will Dhata’s fixation on justice get him permanently deleted?
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.
The eighth book in the gripping technothriller series, Spies Lie, perfect for fans who love Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Barry Eisler. When Stanford University sophomore and budding computer hacker Ann Sashakovich meets senior Glen Sarkov, the CEO of a budding new startup, she is smitten. Glen is young, bright, and going places, and his innovative tech startup is seeking money to get them off the ground. But when Glen and his team find a venture capitalist willing to give them money, the offer turns out too good to be true. Worse, it seems the strings attached to the funding are tangled in a conspiracy deadlier than they can imagine… Meanwhile, the world's intelligence services have all been looking for a less-obvious way to fund weapons development, reaching out to entrepreneurs to help them create new tech. When they find tech capable of being weaponized, they have the creators murdered before taking control of the company for their own use. Now the lives of hundreds of the world’s brightest entrepreneurs hang in the balance, and Glen Sarkov is next on the list to die. Can Ann, Cassandra Sashakovich, and Jon Sommers figure out who at the CIA is ordering these killings, or will the CIA's contract assassins wipe them off the Earth?
An in-law-averse bartender finds a heroic purpose for her skill at hallucinating while listening to neo-psych rock during her sessions alone in complete darkness in Addie's Float, which is an isolation tank that brings comfort to the Indiana town. When the comfort turns to scandal, the mysteries and threats tear down a young surveyor named Austin, who sees three strangely narrow men turning up in the oddest places. The small town is falling apart due to local corruption. Can indie music save it? Beware that it could trigger people who are sensitive about questionable touch from anonymous strangers: the woman floating in the tank suddenly realizes someone is in there with her, petting her hair. When the man runs away naked into the night, Flair risks covering for him. Steamy sexy with some "language." The sexuality is loving and mystical yet the beginning contact is edgy. Dual 3rd Person POV set up like a Romantic Suspense, though it's also Psychological Suspense -- rather than the usual Navy SEAL or bodyguard who strongly protects the woman, this male lead is worried about losing his mind. The main characters are 24 and 25 and they're interested in finishing college and internship. I hope it interests New Adults but it's more complex than most and delves into ideas like Carl Jung's collective unconscious/telepathy.
The sexually abused body of a young talented actress is discovered at Lake Mohegan, in wealthy Fairfield, Connecticut. Detective Frank Gianni’s sixth sense screams serial killer the minute he lays eyes on her. This erotically charged thriller calls upon the synergism of Detective Gianni and rookie Detective Brenda Corrino to find the killer before he strikes again. The woman’s brutal rape and sadistic murder are digitally recorded onto a DVD and delivered to local talent agent Jay Martin. With the help of the new Medical Examiner Dr. Darren Crowe, Detective Corrino infiltrates the prime suspect’s erotic world in an attempt to confirm her suspicions. However, the investigation is developing much too slowly for Detective Corrino and she decides to take matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, the killer is one step ahead of her.
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.
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.
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 ...
If you mess with a Devil, there will be hell to pay… Mike Monroe’s Marine Corps platoon are more than just fellow Devils. They’re family. Rowdy, tough, and tight-knit, despite their differences, they have each other’s backs no matter what. After all, they’ve trained together, fought together, killed together, and celebrated many a drunken night together. Nothing can come between them. Until a double date turns into an ambush, one with dire consequences for all involved. But who attacked them, and why? Family and friends of the Devils rush to their side. Bonds and ties are relied on. As the hidden motives behind the incident are slowly revealed, long-buried secrets are exposed that put the lives of everyone involved at risk . . . and threaten the very fabric of the brotherhood itself.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but if you've been waiting for the chance for 5 long years, it is cold, sinister...and deadly! Six months have passed since Paul, Dave, Cathy and Krista met and solved their first case together. Now an established power team in their precinct, the detectives are inseparable. A convict Paul arrested five years earlier in Brooklyn is released from prison, where he has been plotting a cruel revenge against Paul. He first makes his presence known with sabotage on Paul’s car. Then an attempt is made on Krista’s life. But these are only warm-ups, mere teasers for what he really has in store. With the abduction of Dave and Cathy, Paul and Krista soon learn their friends’ lives hang in the balance. They have no clues to find their friends and they know time is running out. Paul’s nemesis always seems to stay one step ahead. Even following a tip that finally puts them on track, the ex-con calls all the shots and Paul and Krista can only fear their friends will never be found or, if they are, it will be too late.
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 ...
Psychic Profiler Dr. Kate Winter is caught between new age mysteries, astrological signposts, and a man from her past who knows secrets. Long ago… A confrontation disintegrated into a murderous end, leaving two people to deal with the carnage. Hes back to finish what was left undone.
Im not the person you remember. Revelations during meditation opened a portal to the mysterious and the veil became a doorway. Dug and discovered a way to plumb energetic cycles to tap the law of attraction and reel in future events. Took experience a step further. Forced to embrace more than can be proven.
The mind is my specialty. How I catch killers.
What good is a premonition if I cant peg the timing to the calendar? Kate thought.
Secrets buried deep, where Kate's most vulnerable. Clays on the outside, to protect their relationship and all theyve built.
But what happens at their new California home throws them. Who is the blonde and whats her role? Or is she part of the plot?
Across the veil, messages are cryptic.
The test comes in the moment. Preparation fails without action.
Ive been up close with serial murderers, which is the work. Ego reveals mania.
Last year, a clear message dropped in. Let go. Prepare.
Time to face him.
A thril ...
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 ...
Finnegan MacGillivray finds bones buried in his mother’s garden while she entertains “dates” inside his home. When he accidentally kills a friend, his mother keeps his secret. Is he bound to keep hers? And is murder his birthright?
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.
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.
"The plot is graphic and unapologetic....a novel for those who really have the stomach," Readers' Favorite. After Jason is committed to a mental institution, he begins to uncover things he never knew before or things his mind shut out to protect him. Under the care of the facility's doctors, he finds himself questioning what's real and what's not. What is the truth? What happened to him? Is his mind playing tricks on him? Wait a minute, what happened to his wife, Lisa? Where is Lea? Why can't he remember what happened? Meanwhile, Jerry is dangerous and unpredictable. He envisions a world where boundaries are broken down and he is free to enforce his narcissistic belief that he has a divine mission. Technology allows him the freedom to use his position of trust to play with people's lives. An explosive ending that is anything but expected, forgive yourself for shuddering throughout and after you close the book Drawing inspiration from real cases, and with well-researched, realistic characters, A Predator and A Psychopath is not for the soft-hearted.
A cocky, wise-cracking, commercial airline pilot has a surreptitious, life-long relationship with the apparition of a dead relative, killed decades earlier in a military plane crash. When the apparition urges the pilot to solve the mystery of that crash, government censorship and stonewalling ensues, eventually surmounted by confidential information provided by entities disguised as the pilot’s dead relative and murdered comrades.
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.
Colliding on the path to catch a killer… Special Agent Taylor Carrigan takes “control freak” to the extreme. Her need for structured rigidity rules her life—and her job at the FBI. She doesn’t do emotion, so when her fiancé is murdered, she doesn’t know how to deal with the internal fallout. Antioch Police Sergeant Shannon Crowley has been intrigued with the uptight FBI agent for months. When he looks at Taylor, he sees more than the mask she hides behind. She doesn’t have time for the cop who won’t quit chasing her—she’s got chasing to do of her own. Taylor admits he calms her, but he’s a distraction she can’t afford. She’s playing a dangerous game, riding the line between revenge and justice. Keeping Shannon close could give Taylor the balance she desperately needs, but it would put something more than her case in jeopardy: her heart. With so much on the line, is she capable of handling it?
Assistant DA, Jenna James took an oath to uphold the law, administer justice, deter crime and ensure the safety of the community. Her job isn’t easy, but it has always been black and white—criminals versus victims. Now she is the victim, and the very system she’s fought to uphold is suddenly corrupt, the lines between good and bad are blurred and her world has turned upside down. She’s always known that world existed—a world of power so immense that a single phone call can result in people disappearing or political offices being vacated, a world where doctors are available at a moment’s notice. She’s never been part of that world—never wanted to be. The body count is rising, and unless she finds proof beyond a reasonable doubt against a corrupt former federal judge, and a notorious criminal defense attorney, it will continue to rise.
The city is plagued by a heroin epidemic and women are disappearing without a trace. Everyone knows the Brotherhood Syndicate is behind it, but they never leave any blatant evidence. Undercover cop Peter Lazarus is tasked to find the smoking gun to cripple them. He's on the verge of success when his two worlds collide and threaten the entire mission when his estranged wife appears and is working with them -- a wife the Brotherhood will gladly use against him, if they learn the truth. Now, this case is no longer just an assignment. He's fighting against time and for family. This investigation will test everything he's worked for and what he's made of. The consequences for failing could be dire. He could lose more than his badge, but also his very life.
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.
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.
Sometimes a secret is all you have left. Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered---a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.. When the victim is identified as Sam Andie, a young African American man, Ngaire must investigate whether racial motives were behind the death. Meanwhile the forensic pathologist asserts that a police baton could easily have been the murder weapon. Or could Sam's death be connected to his girlfriend—a young woman convicted of a savage double homicide in the same week he disappeared? With files missing, memories hazy, and a strident false confession muddying the waters, Ngaire must sift through the detritus if she hopes to find the truth hiding deep beneath the lies.
...AND THE KILLER HAD NO FACE…
Lara Radburn arrives minutes after a crime is committed. She finds her renter, Crystal Mar, a local artist, dead. She has been bludgeoned by one of her own works in progress…the sculpture of a fierce lion. Her four-year-old daughter, Karma, has disappeared. In a frantic search through the surrounding woods, Lara encounters a stranger who helps her find Crystals child. But she soon discovers that Dane Lanford is the man who has taken her late brothers role as head of the local art retreat, a place shrouded in rumors and mystery, and has ties to Crystal through her artwork. To the traumatized child, the face of the killer has merged with that of the stone lion, so she can identify no one. Lara suspects charming Dane Lanford may be Karmas father…and a cold-blooded killer.
The holidays are hard enough for widowed NYC detective Frank Schultt without the gifts of a Christmas serial killer and a handsome FBI criminalist. On the first day of Christmas, a serial killer gave to me, twelve holiday murders… A killer is on the loose in New York City during the Christmas holidays and it’s up to NYC Detective Frank Schultt and his partner to figure out who the killer is and put a stop to it. Five years before, during the Christmas season, the widowed detective had found his husband shot dead in a liquor store robbery. He’s finally on the mend and trying to get his life and career back on track, but this case might prove too much for his recovery. A mysterious FBI criminalist named Aaron Massey is assigned to help him solve the crimes, but the witty and attractive profiler raises feelings in Frank that he doesn’t know how to handle. Can Aaron help Frank break through his emotional walls fast enough to stop the killings, solve the case and fall in love before Christmas?
The tender scars on her abdomen throb as memories of the attack come rushing back, flooding her mind and sending her heart racing... Psychotherapist Neve Keane knew that returning to work at the hospital after being stabbed by a patient would be difficult. But entering her unit only to be surrounded by a crowd of people claiming they need her help to stop the apocalypse—that’s more than she bargained for. When the crowd’s leader turns out to be a mutual patient of Neve and her best friend, streetwise Irish doctor Cornelius O’Brien, they are both pulled into a Byzantine plot that transforms Capitol Hill General into a dangerous place where threats and betrayals lurk around every corner. Then their mutual patient falls into a mysterious coma, and the clues he left behind lead Neve and Cornelius straight into Washington, DC’s ugly underbelly, a world of shadowy political forces with long arms and deadly intentions. As they race to unravel the threads of a sinister conspiracy that leads from their hospital all the way to the White House, Neve and Cornelius realize they might be fighting to stop the end of the world, after all—provided they can survive the week with targets on their backs.
A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction.
A rich, attractive femme fatale.
A missing husband.
A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending.
Reed Ferguson’s first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed’s not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed’s computer geek friend, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.
Great for fans who love a fast-paced, humorous read, without a lot of swearing or sex.
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?
Nina Monte, a renowned professor of ancient religions, receives a cryptic message. Her former mentor and a prominent Italian archaeologist, Filippo Oliveri, needs her to come to Rome—he believes only Nina is capable of understanding the true significance of his new discovery.
But when she finally reaches the excavation site, Oliveri is gone. Instead, Nina comes across a series of clues that somehow connect an ancient prophecy, a mystical ritual, and a masterpiece of Michelangelo himself. But soon the magnitude of the discovery lures those who will stop at nothing to solve the mystery and, once and for all, silence everyone who stands in their way.
If you love historical mysteries, don’t miss this gripping read! “The Vestals Conspiracy” is a stunning introduction to the Nina Monte Mystery Thriller Series.
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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 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?
The finale to the gripping, disturbingly realistic Downriver Trilogy The pandemic is over. Whole swaths of humanity are its victims. In the aftermath of the plague caused when an attempted genocide backfires, a majority of the Caucasians on the planet are wiped out, dramatically reforming social, political, and economic structures into nothing resembling what they once were. All that once was is now gone, and it’s up to the survivors to move forward. In the wake of this massive loss of life, alliances are formed as humanity struggles to emerge from the chaos, and create a new society. In this harrowing final chapter of the Downriver Trilogy, author Lex Ramsay explores the effects of racism in America, yet unplumbed in its level of depth and destructiveness, and paints a vivid picture of the way things could yet still be.
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.*
(First of four in the series - so far) Sick at heart. . . Mad to the bone. . .Witness to her brother's murder, Michelle is dead set on revenge. But how? Neither a gangster or a cop, she's just a regular person, an "everywoman." Now, she's also hunted and homeless. Her life in shambles Michelle discovers the hero living in the heart of each of us. She uncovers the strength we know we’d have if faced with the same life destroying disasters. Full of determination but lacking skills, street savvy, and information she sets out to exact the revenge the killers so richly deserve. Powerful women all, Michelle and her two lifelong friends buck the odds of street crime, life in the hood, dirty cops, and crappy boyfriends. The system is stacked against them. Steeped in messages of distrust, failure, and being lesser, can these friends succeed where generations of others have fallen prey to the easier way out? Rated R for language (she's from the hood and has a potty mouth).
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 ...
Gaby McCray knows what she is… She’s a Behemoth; a sleeping beast, a psychopath – capable of the most terrible atrocities. And yet she’s a gentle, loving mother too – and a practising psychologist. How can she be all these things? And knowing what she has done, how could she have done them? The answers to her questions are all there, but the last thing she wants to do is find them – until there is no choice but to find them or die, watching her baby daughter be consumed by the very fate Gaby’s already suffered herself. The Behemoth is the 2nd book in the Mind Games series.
A Realtor, she’s smart and intuitive. A private investigator finds her uncle dead in his home. Haunted by the uncle’s bizarre past, Lance Underphal, a friend and freelance photographer steps in. With the help of Lance’s dead wife, serial killers are exposed. Outside the box of King and Koontz, it’s one in a new breed of mystery thrillers. As seen on NBC. Dark. Different. Cinematic. A murder mystery thriller inspired by true events. If you haven’t yet read Dark Side of Sunset Pointe or Flight of the Tarantula Hawk, you don’t need to. Grey Daze stands on its own. Hard to put down, this one may keep you up nights guessing. Try a new thrill. Take the crooked path through Grey Daze.