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?
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?
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?
Freelance journalist Kendall normally writes fluff magazine pieces, until she becomes the go-to reporter for a chilling crime: seven people brutally murdered with an axe and the killer dead at the scene. Then another mass killing occurs. And another. All killers die before they can be interviewed. The crimes are far too coincidental. Yet the killers share only one common detail: none has a murderer's profile. When Kendall crosses the path of investigating detective O'Grady's path sparks fly. And not the good kind. But they have bigger problems than each other. They will discover these killings form part of a plan far greater than just these crimes. A message is being sent and if the meaning is not deciphered soon many more will die.
A reporter on the rebound. An ex-cop with nothing to lose. A murder they can only solve together. Will Finch returns to the San Francisco eXpress convinced that Gianna Whitelaw was murdered. But everyone else claims that she threw herself from the Golden Gate Bridge. Who can dispute the facts? Her suicide note posted on Facebook. Her fiancée, murdered. Her fast-lane love-life, a disgrace. When her father, US Senator Franklin Whitelaw, demands that the press respect his family’s privacy, the story is quietly shut down. Then Finch receives a mysterious text from Eve Noon. She knew Gianna. And she knows about Gianna’s intimate night with Finch. Her revelations could ruin his career. Will she destroy him, or can Finch use what Eve knows to crack open the case? If you love a gripping financial thriller series that crackles with the voltage of a technothriller trilogy, then grab the second installment in this new crime trilogy. This hot fusion of PI mysteries, an organized crime series, and noir crime new releases will keep you reading through the night! Inspired by true events, Stone Eater is the second novel in this string of noir crime new releases. Be sure to read this gripping financial thriller series in order: Bone Maker, Stone Eater, Lone Hunter. All three books are available now.
Stephen Bell wants to be forgiven for reading his daughter’s diary. But he’s compelled to dredge every secret as her world changes. This is the story of how Sarah’s perfect existence is shattered when everything trusted is stolen from her. Dad’s quit his job. Mum’s got pregnant and gone mental. But the boyfriend is a welcome distraction…until crazy is dialled to the max. Sarah tries to be normal among her peers—but normal won’t let her be. In a change from Black’s usual style, she breathes life into a family at breaking point. But readers will be left with no doubt that this is Katherine Black at her psychological best. In her trademark signature of getting into the darkest corners of the psyche, she takes them one step closer to the very brink of dancing with the crazies. This is no Disneyland. This is Nowhere Boulevard.
Katie Edgecomb is questioning everything she thought she knew. She thought the family curse was fake, just a scary story her mom told her to keep her from misbehaving. The first-born daughters in each of the last three generations lost their lives on their twenty-fifth birthdays, a series of tragic accidents sending shock waves of grief through multiple generations. It isn't until Katie is faced with the real-time impacts of the curse that she starts to believe it may be more than a story and she sets out to discover the origins of the family's fabled curse. Her only clue lies in an exclusive girls' preparatory academy in Washington that was once an asylum. There, she must face heart-break, ugly truths, and events so terrifying that they threaten to sever her very ties to reality. She has no choice. Katie is pregnant, and she won't let her child become another life claimed by the curse.
My Gran used to say, “There are times when the only way out is a lead pill.” These are stories when things got that bad. A Lead Pill is the second collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of loneliness and betrayal, of false hope and shattered dreams, of gifts and regrets, of love and accidental kindness. Each story follows separate paths that lead to the understanding that sometimes the only solution is a lead pill. A life of stacked years never knowing that it was all in service to a memory in Service Up. What do you do when life has outlived the reason to be alive in Tired of Living. Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward. The desperate do desperate things that they soon come to regret in Haymaker. She wanted the power, she just didn’t want to be used by it in The Refusal. All your life you have wanted something but maybe you didn’t know what that was in The Touch. His love of numbers led him to ask for something that turned out to be something else entirely in Adding it up.
When two young Alaska Native women are found dead along the banks of Ship Creek, and their deaths are ruled "accidental" and "undetermined" by the police, burned out gumshoe Lewis Bocarde, well-acquainted with life on the gritty streets of Anchorage, senses something sinister rising. Allied with a suicidal social worker named Grace and a street-savvy group of indigenous contrarians, Bocarde races to discover what flocks of ravens already know. And to thaw the frantic screams frozen in the snow.
What does an armed robbery in London's Charing Cross Road in July 1972 have to do with a meeting held in Vienna thirty-five years earlier? What connects the wartime survival of a Jewish man who worked in the offices of the Chancellor of Austria to the murder of a Catholic priest some twenty years after the end of the Second World War? What has the slaughter of three hundred Nama tribe folk at their settlement in Namibia got to do with the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations? And why were the remains of Martin Bormann, Hitler’s personal secretary, not discovered until December 1972, buried near Berlin’s Lehrter station? Former British spy Jack Price knows the answer to all these questions and is willing to die to keep the secret. The problem is... he’s not the only one who knows. It’s the lies that are not heard but kept as secrets, that own us all. (less)
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.
She was a dangerous man's lover...now she's his dangerous enemy. For Kate Jones, being on the run from her former lover--the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel--was never going to be easy. But with a new identity, a new lover, and a new life in Arizona, she was beginning to believe she'd made it through the worst. Then, in an act of twisted revenge, Kate's kidnapped and imprisoned by her deadly enemy, his intention to force her to pay back the money she stole before he kills her. Fate intervenes and she finds herself working against the cartels deep in the Yucatan with a group of off-the-grid commandos. From peaceful northern Arizona to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Kate Jones must decide for herself if she'll continue to run... ...or turn and fight the evil that pursues her.
Nature or nurture? Which tips the balance between normal and misfit? For ten-year-old Michael Romanov, hammered constantly by his older brother, when does enough bullying cross the line to too much? How many insults can he take as both parents look the other way--and even laugh at his sensitivity? Smart, cute, charismatic, Michael finally strikes back. In a moment of retaliation, he commits an act that changes his life and sets him on a path of deeper alienation from the family who has never loved him. The choices he makes next--without guilt or remorse--push him toward morphing into an unredeemable misfit.
In a darkened warehouse in Colombia, a father of two and the second highest-ranking executive in one of the largest oil companies in the world is murdered in what the company claims is a botched kidnapping attempt. Three thousand miles away, on a rock wall in New Mexico, a renowned environmental scientist and experienced climber falls to his death. The two deaths are linked by a deadly conspiracy to conceal a discovery that could end global warming, bring oil companies to their knees, and change the balance of power and wealth in the world overnight. When 33-year-old Nathan Robbins refuses to accept his company’s implausible account of the death of his mentor and friend, he’s risks everything he’s worked for all his life. Determined to uncover the truth, he follows a lead that takes him to New Mexico where he discovers he has to rely on the help of Jessica Adams, an attractive environmentalist who despises the Big Oil that he represents. Trapped between his company’s greedy CEO and a ruthless United States Senator, they race against time, following a trail that takes them from high in the wilderness to the heart of the U.S. Senate. But first they must find the key at the birthplace of the most powerful force the world has ever known—and stay alive to tell their story.
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.
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.
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!
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Growing up a homeless juvenile delinquent left its mark on Gabriel Logan. He lived a throwaway existence until a former FBI agent recruited him for a fringe organization for boys like him, ones who could operate outside the law for the sake of justice. As an adult, he sets an example for the others and is slated to take over their group, until his work results in the murder of his pregnant wife.
Going through the motions of everyday life, Logan does only what’s required of him with one goal in mind: kill Hugh Langston, the man responsible for his wife’s death. When he’s handed the opportunity to bring Langston down, he jumps at the chance, but the job will challenge him more than anything in the past. Not only does he have to save Langston’s daughter from her father’s hit list, but the job seems to have come to them a little too easily. Logan must find a way to not only rescue the one woman who can take down his biggest enemy, but also look into the men he trusts most to discover which one of them is betraying The Boys Club.
Rex Dalton, the former black ops field agent, and his best friend, Digger, the former military dog, are exploring the remarkable history of Peru when they befriend a retired American couple. The couple invites them to join their expedition to a remote village high up in the Andes Mountains to inspect an archaeological site in which they want to invest. But on arrival in the village, it doesn’t take long for Rex to discover that his new friends are victims of a cleverly designed con. This con is run by people who will do anything to make sure Rex and Digger don’t interfere. THE INCA CON is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the fifth book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
Forty-two passengers. One of them is a serial killer. When Holly finds a phone with pictures of murdered women on it on a bus to Miami, she realizes that one of the passengers is a serial killer. A game of cat and mouse begins after the owner of the cell sends Holly a message saying that he wants his phone back. Holly's shocked to find out that the killer knows her name and address. She races against time as she and her fellow passenger Nick Hayden try to figure out the identity of the owner of the phone. When he murders a young woman during one of the stops, Holly fears he’ll kill her before the end of the day. Her chances of survival aren't good: the killer has a partner, who is as ruthless and twisted as he is. You'll never guess who the real killer is.
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.
Financial crimes investigator Seamus McCree has wife problems, and Lizzie's not even his wife anymore. Her current husband disappeared on a business trip to Savannah. Equal parts road trip, who done what, and domestic thriller, book four in the Seamus McCree series takes psychological suspense to a new level. Seamus McCree fans and newcomers alike will delight in this fast-paced novel that leaves no one in the family unchanged and keeps you guessing until the very end.
Rachel Thomas longs for normalcy, but if she stops running she could die... or worse. Chased by a past that wishes to imprison her, haunted by dreams that seek to destroy her, Rachel finds solace in a love she could not predict. A love she cannot deter. Mark Jacobson is the man who never needed love. He has his bookstore, his bachelorhood, and his freedom. In the moment he meets Rachel, he is swept into a world he didn’t know existed. One filled with the purest of love. One filled with betrayal, lies, and murder. Now Rachel and Mark are forced to face her past. The truth may kill them both.
In the ten years since John Malley lost his wife and daughter, he has slowly faded into obscurity in a rural Pennsylvania town. He spends his days at the local bar and tries to numb the pain of his loss. That is, until Ted’s Dead Rose Tavern becomes the home of the biggest mass killing in the history of the town. John, the lone survivor of the killing-spree, is forced on the run. He heads north where he hopes to hide out at his brother’s house. Meanwhile, in New York City, young Melanie Parker investigates a disturbing new trend she discovered online. From what she has learned, metallic black bands worn along the forearm are responsible for some form of mind control. Skeptical of this theory, Melanie embarks on a night time excursion that places her in the middle of a riot in the middle of the city. Melanie fights for her life as chaos spreads throughout the city. As John witnesses the events in New York, he is compelled to take action. But once in the city, John is forced to confront his past.
Vowing to protect her has nothing to do with feelings. Detective Pete Crane catches a new shooting case and considers it business-as-usual. But when the lead witness is the Chief of Police’s fiery assistant, he never anticipated she’d challenge him—personally and professionally. Little do they know, the shooting she and her grandmother witnessed was anything but random. Thrown together, their attraction sizzles, even though she’s squarely in the hands-off zone. She makes him break every rule in his little black book. Nikki Harper has been attracted to Pete since they met two years ago. Witnessing a brutal shooting throws her into a stigma that’s always been her greatest fear: a victim. She has no choice but to accept his protective custody and let him help save her and her beloved grandmother. Can Pete protect his witness and solve the case, while fighting the intense heat with Nikki?
Being a pushy private investigator in Washington D.C. doesn’t win you many friends, and being a woman makes it worse. Sitting here in the dark waiting for the men who are coming to kill me, I thought I would pass the time by writing my obituary. Mary Jane Morris was thirty-eight years old. Disillusioned with lawyering, she became a private investigator. She was a good friend and a bad enemy, and had a fair amount of courage and some talent in reading people and solving mysteries. She loved her dogs, kayaking, single-malt scotch, and her handsome doctor boyfriend Lorenzo Romolo. Mary Jane's latest case was investigating her partner's death and a conspiracy to cheat veterans of their medical care and benefits. I have to stop now because the dog is growling and someone is at the door.
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.”
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.
Max Boucher, a former Seattle detective turned P.I. has just been handed a puzzling case. Dozens of dogs are disappearing all over the city, and no one knows why. The stretched Seattle police department can't dedicate the resources needed, and Max may be the pet owner's only hope. For the missing dogs, time is running out. But Max is dealing with his own demons. Three years ago, his wife disappeared and his daughter was murdered. The police presume she is dead, but Max knows better. He's still paying for the house they lived in together, terrified that he will sell the one place that holds the clues he needs to find his wife. Will Max be able to find the dogs in time? Does this case hold an unknown clue to his wife's disappearance? Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the very end.
inkBLOT :: Young Adult Suspense. An award winning junior crime writer meets the teen-entrepeneur who owns inkBLOT, a popular quiz website. What transpires is a tangled web of crime and deception. Who's to blame? The attention hungry reporter or the website owner whose business has links to all of the victims.
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.
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 ...
Jillian Potter, a private detective, is assigned to do surveillance for a company whose trucks are being stolen. When the group of thieves bring in a man they plan on killing, she refuses to follow her boss’s orders to stay put and not get involved. What follows is a string of events which pulls both her and Billy, the man she saves, together as they find common ground in a love for speed. In this prequel to the Jillian Factor, discover the story of Jill and Billy’s relationship and the car she treasures.
For Bronson, this was going to be an easy assignment. Find Roger and Norma, the teens that stole an important book and return it to its original owners. But when Bronson locates the book, Roger reveals the truth behind the book’s existence—a truth so shocking that Bronson is forced to help them escape.
Then Ellen, his partner’s ex, gets kidnapped and Bronson is forced to decide who he will save: Ellen or two stranded teenagers who look up at him for their survival.
Who will he choose? His decision will determine who lives—and who dies.
One billion dollars. Two killers. Three ways to die. A villain emerges from the collapse of the Soviet Union and threatens to destroy Finch, Eve and Sochi. And behind the scenes a more sinister menace prepares to strike them all. The encrypted files should shield the billion dollar fortune at stake, but only if Finch can turn one killer against the other.... Unless Finch, Eve and Sochi are murdered first. If you have an appetite for organized crime series, you’ll love this new crime trilogy. Add a slice of noir novels, the juice of steamy PI mysteries, the zest of a financial thriller series. Soon you’ll be stewing in this new technothriller trilogy — and begging for more. Lone Hunter brings the Finch Trilogy to a close. Inspired by true events, these three books deliver a financial thriller series that combines the elements of noir novels and a riveting technothriller. Be sure to read this new crime trilogy in order: Bone Maker, Stone Eater, Lone Hunter. And be patient. The Finch Trilogy is the foundation for an on-going series of stand-alone noir novels still to come.
PRIDE can be the downfall of many. FBI Senior Special Agent Thompson had been trying to catch the paid assassin known as The Lion for many years. Now, as retirement looms, fueled by his sense of being outwitted at every turn by the killer, he takes drastic action, with unforseen deadly consequences. EXTREME PREJUDICE, a cryptic euphemism substituting the blunt reality of a cold-blooded murder. Army Intelligence Captain Bridget Mason has stumbled across a devastating secret, one that could easily get her killed. Covert Agent Kris is sent to try to keep her alive while they investigate who is selling out coalition troops in southern Afghanistan. However, Mason has her own way of doing things, yet the covert Special Operator Kris brings a new level of violence to her world.
Detective David Porter had just closed the file on his latest serial killer case when horrific murders with the same MO start happening in and around Houston. A fifteen-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, Porter was one of the best serial killer detectives in the country, his talents known worldwide. The recently promoted officer couldn’t ask for much more. He was husband to one of the hottest women on the planet, former-model-turned-news-anchor Miranda Porter. He also had two beautiful daughters. Yes, life was good . . . or so it seemed. A cunning serial killer was on the prowl, brutally killing every child he could get his hands on. Porter was hot on his trail, but the killer was an expert – no mistakes. A late night of work, a storm and a car accident would lead David head first into another case – a kidnapping – and this time it was personal. Could there be a connection between the two? David was staring face-first down the barrel of both cases and time was running out. Does Detective Porter have what it takes to bring these criminals to justice and solve they mystery? Will the good life he once enjoyed elude him forever? Only time will tell.
The Head of British Intelligence is kidnapped. A ransom demanded. A private security company is tasked with his recovery. But nothing is as it seems... Opposing forces clash with deadly consequences as they race to control the most devastating weapon of mass destruction devised by Man! Deceit and betrayal against a backdrop of real events in this nail-biting suspense thriller from Eric J. Gates.
Everyone has something to hide. Including the nanny.
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?
When the Strongest Hurricane in Decades Takes Aim at Florida, Ronnie Tries to Escape its Wrath. Will she Die in the Storm or Be Lost in Time Forever? Ronnie Andrews is lucky to be alive after a time travel glitch nearly took her life during Hurricane Frances. When Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest storms in decades, sets its sights on Florida, Ronnie jumps at the chance to join Mike, her mysterious new boss, on a business trip to Puerto Rico. Sparks fly, but when a newspaper article surfaces with horrific pictures of a woman who may have died at Mike's hands, Ronnie regrets the decision. Before she can confront Mike about what she knows, Hurricane Jeanne forms off the coast, trapping them on the island. Her doctors warned that another time-travel-induced illness may kill her. Mike may be her only salvation. The storm strikes and Ronnie time travels to Texas in 1872 where she is taken by Comanches. A rescue party saves her life led by Jesse and Frank James, hiding under assumed names. Will Ronnie find a way to make the time-traveling episodes stop before the dangers of the past, and the damage from the journey destroy her?
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.
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.
When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen. After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.
Australian journo Peter Clancy is in London this time, working for a notorious scandal sheet. While writing salacious stories on celebrities, Clancy poses as a biographer to dig the dirt on drug- and alcohol-raddled Olivia Michaels, once a star of the screen. But the more he discovers about Olivia Michaels, the more deeply he becomes embroiled in ugly secrets stretching across the entertainment world to the highest echelons of society. Can Clancy succeed in his mission to blow the lid off Britain’s darkest secrets?
KINDLE UNLIMITED ~ [Mature Subject Matter] ~ Based on a real case, for decades divorce lawyer Gary Stockton sexually harasses, subjugates, and abuses his "special" female clients. To him, they are the perks of his practice. After his legal bills drain their money, the quid pro quo for his continued work becomes their bodies. Over the years, Stockton's criminal depravity finally escalates to murder—his new craving. A pillar of the community, this rogue divorce lawyer goes unimpeded until a new client Eliana Thurston walks into his office—his lair. [ Buy Lethal Lawyers—Top 100 Amazon Legal Thriller for a year and others] Book Trailers on Amazon Authors Page https://www.amazon.com/Dale-E.-Manolakas/e/B00H0FMRX6 or Author's You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCac1mJynScdPGd2FVz1987A
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.
How much do you owe the Devil after he saves your life? Under a hot Phoenix sun, high school student Levi Hunter hangs out with his new troubled friend Brad Robinson. Cooling off in a murky reservoir canal, the two are unaware that danger looms. In a split second both their lives change, leaving Levi forever in Brad’s debt. Years later, their lives couldn’t be more different. Levi struggles as a border patrol agent trying to save his crumbling marriage, while Brad lives large through dangerous, yet lucrative, business dealings with drug cartels. Now their paths are on a collision course. A path which may lead to redemption and life, or betrayal and death. Forces are at work beyond his control. The Devils debt is due, but it may cost Levi his soul. How high is the price in the matters of life and debt?
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.
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.
“You start reading Healing the Dead with a gasp and never get a proper chance to exhale.” — Globe and Mail A child is shot in a game of Mob When David captures the accidental shooting death of his best friend on film, the Sykes family is torn apart by guilt, isolation and a terrible inability to love. Who to blame? Who can save them? Their world is thrown into chaos Children of ambitious parents, Jayne, Rose and David Sykes struggle to assert their individual identities in a world they believe is confused at best, brutally hypocritical at worst. Through the turbulent 1960s — as they move from Toronto to New York City — they struggle to keep their family intact. One by one, each must confront the emotional debris that threatens to break through their carefully constructed defenses. Love offers the only salvation Ultimately, the hand of love is extended to David. But can he embrace it? Powerful and disturbing, Healing the Dead is an unforgettable story of the search for salvation in the rapidly changing morality of the 1960s.
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.
As a divorcee, Angelina Bonaparte knows firsthand the lengths some men will go to escape responsibility. When a worried mother wants the private investigator to track down her missing husband, she’s eager to bring the deadbeat dad to justice. But even after she discovers the man’s obituary, she refuses to believe it until she sees the body. Tracking down the nurse who last saw him alive could be the missing puzzle piece to her client's broken family.
But as she digs deeper, she realizes there’s something darker at play than dodging child support payments. And she may not be the only one hunting the man down. To close the case and reunite her client's family, she must track down the missing husband without falling prey to the same ruthless hunter.
Honor Kills is the third book in the captivating Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like bold female detectives, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping novel.
A Sci-fi Techno-thriller -- a quantum computer in the hands of cyber-terrorists. With a profound sense of relief, Andrew Lawrence put his past academic failures and egregious family circumstances behind him. He was ready for a fresh start. At Harvard, Emma Franklin developed quantum computer software for detecting particle reactions. To the amazement of the scientific community, her work revealed a possible bump in the energy curve that was not predicted by any established theory. At MIT, Lawrence created a supersymmetry model that matched Emma's findings. Their professional collaboration deepened into a personal relationship, but when her quantum computer was hacked, Emma found evidence that incriminated Lawrence. Though she withheld the impeaching material from the authorities, she felt she could no longer trust him. Despite their troubled partnership, the ego of rivals, the threat of cyber-terrorists, and the complexities of nature, Lawrence and Emma persevered on their exhilarating quest to find the 'Holy Grail' of physics.
Zelda wants to teach children English and “find herself” in Kathmandu. Ian wants to get stoned and trek the Himalayas. Tommy wants to get rich by smuggling diamonds. How their stories collide will leave you on the edge of your seat! Travel from the dusty, tout-filled streets and holy sites of Nepal to the sultry metropolises and picture-perfect beaches of Thailand, as Zelda and Ian try to outsmart the smugglers and escape Asia alive. This fast-paced, thrilling travel mystery set in Nepal and Thailand is sure to captivate readers thirsty for some armchair adventure. Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery is the perfect book for lovers of dark comedy, backpacker fiction and (mis)adventure novels. This travel adventure is a PREQUEL to the art history mysteries Zelda Richardson gets involved with later in this series. All of the mysteries in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series are stand-alone novels and can be read in any order. [PG-13 rating due to swearing backpackers]
The sea didn’t have her long enough to ravage her broken body. Her beauty is still intact, her pale lips slightly parted in the memory of her last breath, her dark hair clinging to her face in long, wavy strands. Every inch of her skin bears testimony of her terrifying fate at the hands of the man who never expected her to be found. After the body of a brutally murdered young woman is recovered from the Gulf of Mexico far from shore, FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett is called in to assist with the profiling of the murderer. Although only one body has been found, every detail about the gruesome crime points to the work of a serial killer. Have there been others, left to die far at sea, where no one will ever find them? Is there a connection to be found, or is Tess searching for evidence that doesn’t exist? Partnering with Detective Michowsky, Tess is frantically looking for answers in the case that left no evidence other than a body that was never supposed to be found. How many others perished like her? And how many others will?
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...
he only thing to save two old friends from death may also be what kills them. Mr. Peters is a successful business owner. Other than dealing with a recent rash of break-ins, he lives a very satisfying life. That was until a childhood friend and brilliant scientist paid him a visit. While the two friends had a troubled past, not speaking for ten years, the reunion was a happy one. That happiness quickly took a wrong turn as their lives are threatened. Now held captive, the use of an experimental drug was the only option. A top-secret drug that enhanced a person’s will and physicality is the only thing giving them a fighting chance. However, there are deadly side effects. Along with enhanced abilities comes a decrease in mental stability. Moreover, there is more to the kidnappings than first thought. Will the two childhood friends maintain their sanity long enough to survive?
When Sophia Cordova-Jones set out to build a better life for her autistic son, she couldn’t have known she’d put herself in the sights of a killer. A responsible single mother, Sophia invested in a business with a new friend, Eddie Caruso. He swore they would turn a profit. He promised to make them rich as she struggled to pay her son’s medical bills. Just as the business finally turns a profit, Eddie is arrested. His terrible secrets and misdeeds soon come to light, leaving Sophia alone with mounting debts and hostile employees. Threatening text messages warn her away from the business though she desperately needs the income to stay afloat. When Sophia and her son are the victims of a hit-and-run, she reaches out to her estranged sister, Keisha, for help. As Keisha arrives to lend a hand, Eddie’s wife is murdered, making it clear there is far more at stake than money. If she wants to survive, Sophia will have to face her past and unmask a stalker. Before it’s too late.
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.
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 ...
The maniac John Brideaux is dead, and every member of his Supreme Council is in custody. General Thomas Hayden's attempt to subject America to a dictatorship where he reigned supreme has been well and truly defeated by the Rossler Foundation, leaving Daniel Rossler as President of the United States. Finally, there will be peace. But all this time, the Russians have been watching. When the young, inexperienced, Daniel Rossler becomes the new American President, they know they've been presented with their best opportunity to make a move for world domination. Even worse, within the first few days of taking office, Daniel is confronted with another threat--this one much worse than the Russians. Remnants of the Eighth Cycle calling themselves the Re'an have for decades been building up a race of superhumans with one goal in mind--to take control of the world. If their leader, Viktor, and his Re'an get their way, the Eighth Cycle would make John Brideaux and his Supreme Council's reign look like a Sunday School picnic. Billions of people are about to die and there seems to be nothing America, the Rossler Foundation, or anyone else can do to stop the Re'an. Has the Rossler Foundation finally met its match? TERMINATION is a full-length novel, the sequel to The Rowen. It is a stimulating dystopian techno-thriller, the 8th book in JC Ryan's Rossler Foundation Mysteries which began with The Tenth Cycle followed by Ninth Cycle Antarctica, Genetic Bullets, The Sword of Cyrus, The Skywalke ...
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.
Fifty years ago, the Murray family lost their prized possession: a fifteenth-century, two-volume Gutenberg Bible—the most valuable books in the world—in dubious and disputed circumstances. Fifty years later, grandson, Johnny Murray, discovers where his legacy now lies. And drunk on the heady aroma of vengeance, blended with the prospect of a multi-million-pound payday, Johnny resolves to retrieve it, no matter what. But Johnny’s actions ripple down through his family when the recent keeper of the bibles retaliates to the appropriation. Not only Johnny, but also his wife and son, become targets as the ex-custodian escalates his response from malice to mayhem and murder in his attempts to recover the books and establish his own legal title to them. But, whoever wins has a problem. Have they been seized from the rightful owner? If so, can he risk the law ever taking the side of a thief?
Thirteen years ago, Melissa was abducted as a baby. Today, she was brutally murdered. Thirteen years after her only child, Melissa, died in the maternity ward, Alice Cannon learns that her daughter's body has been found by a lake in San Diego with multiple stab wounds. She realizes that someone stole Melissa after birth and tricked her into believing her baby was dead. The records of the hospital where Alice gave birth show that she and Melissa were discharged in excellent condition the day after delivery. Did Melissa's abductor pose as Alice? Were the doctors part of the conspiracy to steal her child? Alice finds out that Melissa was adopted by a childless couple, Michelle and Norman Keener, and she suspects they were behind her daughter's abduction. When the Keeners show Alice a video of her handing Melissa over to them, she begins to question her memory--and sanity. Did she forget giving her daughter away or is she a victim of a far-reaching conspiracy? As Alice looks for clues, she discovers that she might be Melissa's killer. Or maybe the real killer is trying to frame her.
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?
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
From USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fardig comes a gripping new forensic mystery series. Three years ago, criminalist Ellie Matthews was blindsided when a grisly homicide case suddenly became personal. She abandoned the danger and stress of crime scene investigation for a professorship at a posh private college and never looked back. Now, Ellie’s pleasant world is shattered when she finds the dead body of a female student. The campus is in chaos, reporters are circling like vultures, and Ellie is trying her best to distance herself from the situation. Not an easy task when her closest colleague becomes the prime suspect. After the college community is rocked by another suspicious death, Ellie’s mentor, Sheriff Jayne Walsh, convinces her to consult on the case. Partnered with quick-witted Detective Nick Baxter, Ellie reluctantly bottles up her personal demons and dives back into the world she left behind, racing to make sense of the evidence before the killer strikes again.
"The prose is...sublimely concise. An exhilarating entry in a thoroughly enjoyable series." -- Kirkus Reviews A botched execution. A reverend on the run. Can she solve the mystery before she's caught in the crosshairs? Reverend Cici Gurule went to the sacred Chaco Canyon in search of a sign. She's been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a megachurch, but taking the position would mean abandoning her Southwestern home and the man she's grown to love as much more than a friend. She's so caught up in her thoughts that she doesn't realize when she stumbles upon a group of heavily armed operatives on the verge of an execution. Soon, Cici's dodging bullets and scaling mesas with the mysterious man she saved from certain death. With a little help from her twin sister's ghost and restless ancestral spirits, they venture deeper into the maze-like rocky terrain. But her new companion's deadly aim makes her wonder if she can afford to trust his side of the story. To make it out of the canyon alive, Cici must unearth the true story behind the man and a sacred Navajo artifact before the next bloodshed on sacred ground is hers.
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 cautionary tale about the consequences of blind prejudice, SHE'S MY DAD tells the story of a transsexual woman named Nickie Farrell, who, returning to her Northern Virginia alma mater to teach English to a new generation of scholars, is unaware that in the nearby town lives a son from an illicit love affair she had during her male undergraduate days. As Nickie’s hopes to keep a low profile are dashed by an overly-ambitious journalism student, a dying reactionary billionaire hatches a scheme to obliterate the despised liberal school with a suicide dirty bomb attack. Local and college people alike become ensnared in a web of bigotry and mistrust, while one long-buried family secret may offer the only hope for everyone’s ultimate deliverance. Filled with richly-drawn characters and building to a stunning climax, SHE’S MY DAD is a story about the destructiveness of hate, the power of love, and the redemptive triumph of good over evil. "Ultimately, this novel is a deft and nuanced study in contradictions, clashes, and mismatches, and a stirring reminder that so often that's exactly what life is... A rich web of complex questions, rendered beautifully in this tale of a transgender professor." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Dr. Greg McGregor, a geotechnical engineer from St. Paul, cannot possibly foresee how much his life will change nor how much it will be in danger, when he answers a call from his friend, Charley Farnsworth, chief engineer and major stock owner in TINMAN, an international heavy equipment construction company, asking Greg to meet him in L.A. immediately concerning a nine-digit secret he can’t discuss over the phone. Greg is thrust into an unexpected suspense-riddled adventure when he survives a bombing of his house and later watches helplessly from a block away in Denver as his friend is murdered before his eyes. Together with the feisty former professional skier, Corky Gonzales, Charley’s Aspen condo house sitter and friend, they embark on an exciting and dangerous quest to find who is behind the killings and to discover the identity of Charley’s nine-digit secret. Was Charley’s murder orchestrated by someone at TINMAN, or by the drug cartels using the huge heavy equipment returning from South American projects to transport drugs, or by the someone connected with the Environment Movement opposing the construction of the proposed billion-dollar Susitna hydroelectric dam? Or by someone else related to whatever multi-million dollar project Charley had discovered? And why are Greg and Corky targets of killers with far-reaching tentacles?
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 ...
The job of criminal investigator in a rural Florida county is never easy, but it’s even harder when your father is the sheriff.
When Larry Macklin investigates the murder of a mutilated stranger, the search for the victim’s identity intersects with an arson investigation. The common thread is a small group of people who were in high school together in the ’70s, including Larry’s own father. Before Larry can rule any of them out as the killer, one of them turns up dead.
Why is the murderer targeting this particular group? What past secrets could be worth killing for now? Larry is running out of time and suspects, and his search for the truth may make him the next victim.
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.
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 ...
A headless body. A contract killer. His human prey.
Chopped is an electrifying game of chess with political undertones played against an opponent whose obsessive mind is moves ahead. Can Diana and her partner outthink this brilliant killer, or will Surgeon’s brutal game continue unchecked?
Concluding the award-winning trilogy... An explosive psychological thriller series for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl with No Past. For a British barrister to forsake the law, the reason must be serious. For him to step all the way outside of it, the reason must be deadly. Lawrence Juste is a very different man to the one everyone thought he was. He’s a very different man to the one he thought he was too. But then, when you’ve just found out your whole world has been built around everyone else’s deceit and your lies are fairy tales by comparison, why should anyone be as they appear to be? Or anything end how it appears to end? Especially if there’s revenge involved and you’re a man on the edge of oblivion. Vigilante justice, murder, or just rewards? You choose. Patchwork Pieces is the final book in the Patchwork People series.
Newly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick goes undercover posing as an accountant. After fending off the unwanted advances of a company executive, she stumbles on a murder scene staged to look like an accident. Then she learns another employee died in a suspicious oil well accident and a large quantity of oil is missing from the Cisco field. Could there be a connection? Gwynn begins a dangerous pursuit to find the perpetrators, and soon ends up on their radar. Can she crack the case with the killers hot on her tail?
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.
A strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness all propel Todd Clarke, not exactly one of the good guys, into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky in this canine military thriller. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined. A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer. With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.
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 boy-band heart throb. A violent kidnap. A female cop’s daring rescue. A spark to fire the passion of love.
When Sergeant Sophia Castellana stumbles into an international terrorist attack, things are not as they seem. Global forces beyond her grasp sweep her up into an audacious scheme to re-unite a world in chaos Superstar Charles Gonin wants his rescuer Sophia by his side, as his bodyguard… and more!
He has a valuable secret that makes him a target for those in control. Power and celebrity beckon. Betrayal and violence threaten every move as events unfold in the city of Paris. The adoration of this far younger man and the infatuation of a charismatic French woman seduce her into a blur of inappropriate love and infinite danger. Her brute courage and loving woman's heart confront ruthless enemies who offer no second chances.
She knows the streets, she knows her power as a lover but can a cougar relationship ever work? Can she, dare she seize the prizes before her? Will a world offer her the choice?
“Steamy Emma Calin holds nothing back to bring you her juicy mix of cops, crime, and passion, with a large side-order of French satire sauce.”
Seduction of Crowns, another stand-alone Seduction Series suspense romance novel. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, Kendra Elliot and Allessandro Torre you'll love a series that combines all of their best traits in fast-paced, pulse ...
After a devastating war forced humans to rely on synths for survival, the two have learned to coexist peacefully. Until now... When detective Dhata Mays is called in to investigate a homicide, what he uncovers threatens the serenity of this futuristic society. The gruesome murder means only one thing: someone is ready to incite another war. Now, it's up to Dhata to ensure that the truth stays hidden--to protect both sides of the battle. But can he be unbiased in a black and white world that forces him to take sides?
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.
Directors and executives of public corporations are dying in mysterious circumstances. .Their only connection is irregular share dealings that took place in their companies before their deaths. When young auditor, Todd Hansen, runs up a huge gambling debt with illegal bookies, he finds himself in serious trouble. The only way he can pay them is by providing confidential information about his firm’s corporate clients. Caught, and sentenced to nine years in New York’s toughest prison, Todd is given a way out BUT it’s dangerous. There are those who think they’d be safer if he was dead. Will a chance meeting with a Mafia boss in prison save Todd?
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.
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?
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.
"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.
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.
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 ...
Whose secret is a motive for murder? Sandra is murdered while working late at the office and the investigation drives Detective Elliot crazy because everyone has secrets. Ian is trying to hide illicit activities, Henry has a darker, hidden side, George needs money and will make it any way he can, Nathan wants escape from a mundane existence, Brody seeks power and respect, and Brooke wants to get ahead in the worst of ways. Will Lea and Maddy discover who wants to protect their secret badly enough to kill? Perhaps, but not without a surprise twist at the end!
To find justice for those he loved, a man finds himself at the center of a dangerous global conspiracy…
When Jon Sommers finds out his fianc Lisa Gabriel died in a terrorist bomb attack, he is visited by spymaster, Yigdal Ben-Levy, who throws Jons life into chaos, when he tells him that Lisa was not a fellow graduate student but a Mossad spy sent to bring him to Israel. Ben-Levy convinces Jon to seek justice for Lisas murder by joining Mossad and going after Tariq Houmaz, her killer.
Shortly after training, Jons entire new team is executed by the bomb maker, who murdered Lisa, and only Jon escapes the massacre. As he leaves the scene, Jon finds himself captured, threatened and turned into a double agent for MI-6. When his Mossad handler, Ben-Levy learns this, he wants Jon dead as an example to other Israeli coverts.
If being a hunted double agent isnt enough, Jon comes across information in his spying for MI-6 that suggests Israel is in impending danger from Houmaz. To stop this catastrophe, Jon must put together his own team, one he can trust with his life. Can Jon bring justice to Lisa's murderer, or will millions of lives be lost?
Excalibur is Missing. A Killer is on the Loose. One Reporter is Determined to Uncover the Truth. James has a nose for trouble. But that’s nothing new. This time, things are different... …his life is on the line. James is the chief editor of a small newspaper. It’s hardly captivating work. He’s bored. But, all of that is about to change. Late one evening, he returns home to discover that his long-time girlfriend and journalist, Valentine has left. Early the next morning, James fails to reallocate her assigned story. To avoid blank space in the culture section, and losing his job, he decides to write the story on the local museum’s latest acquisition, Excalibur. But, there’s one thing he didn’t count on… ....Excalibur is missing, and a dead body is at the crime scene. As his investigations commence, James unravels a tangled web of betrayal, kidnapping and murder. But, his fact-finding hasn’t gone unrecognised. The wrong people have started to notice. And, there will be consequences—dire consequences. You’ll love this gripping cloak and dagger mystery because of the twists, turns, and ending you’ll never guess.
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
Holly leads her church's youth group, but many in the congregation believe she's too young to supervise the kids. When she finds out that she’s pregnant, the pressure is on, and her secret love affair will start to show. But that’s the least of her troubles. She organizes an overnight fellowship retreat on Pine Cliff Island off the coast of Maine, and six teenagers show up for a night of good clean fun. When the power abruptly goes out, no one notices … until one of the teenagers returns with a knife wound. Most of the resident island snowbirds have flown south, phone service is nonexistent, and a madman stalks the night. Holly is the only one who stands between terrified teens and a lurking maniac. The race to survive long enough to escape may depend solely on teamwork … and knowing who to trust.
In less than an hour, an innocent girl's dream goes bust, a delicate, interracial marriage teeters on the edge of the abyss, a time-honored friendship shatters, and a family implodes on account of one man's crazy and senseless attachment to a custom that seeks to determine who should be married and to whom. Femi and Jessica, a young, interracial couple with 1st Class degrees in Chemistry & Economics land two spectacular job offers within the first week of graduation, and their bleak honeymoon is transformed into a dream. But that's before he takes her home to meet his parents... What's worse? They don't know that undisclosed details of their dream job will pitch them against each other and drag them to the place where dreams end and nightmares begin. Will their fragile marriage survive the greed and the captivating allure of Black Gold?
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.
An outlaw plowman falsely accused
An alchemist's virgin who is more than she seems
A fiendish murderer hiding in plain sight
Cathar country, (now) southern France, year: 1200.
When the woodcutter's only daughter is murdered, the citadel's bailiff tries to arrest Bertwoin the Plowman, who flees. To
prove his innocence, the desperate plowman runs to a master alchemist and his professional virgin, Flowia, for help.
Bertwoin must find the brutal killer while the grieving woodcutter, the relentless bailiff, and righteous monks pursue him. His search for clues takes him to the corpse room inside an abbey, to a torture pit near the Devils Doorstep, and to the accursed home of a heretic priest.
When monks capture Bertwoin, wily Flowia rescues him from the dungeon and hides with him where no one would think to look for them.
To save his own life and another life as precious as his own, Bertwoin must outwit the fiendish murderer. But now the sadistic killer also hunts them . . . and he knows how to find them.