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.
POLITICAL TECHNOTHRILLER See video book trailer here: http://bit.ly/ExecutiveVideo A friendly fire incident in Afghanistan takes a serious toll. A drone, out of control, brings death and wreaks havoc on a Florida highway. An apparently successful corporation comes under scrutiny. A memorable incursion behind corporate closed doors, led by an up-and-coming executive on a mission to find the truth about the lives lost to the very technology that was mandated to protect them. Our skies aren't safe anymore. Military Aviation has a new dimension. A thought-provoking page turner, Executive sizzles with plausible scenarios, conveyed in technical and business terminology at an unrelenting pace. Exploring the controversial territory of toxic leadership and its long term consequences, Executive delivers an insightful analysis spiced with cutting-edge technology and science, in an exciting, suspenseful, masterful political technothriller. Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, James Bond, and Jack Reacher will love Alex Hoffmann.
Meet Brian Ackerman. He has a gun. He also has a heart.
Brian works as one of the nation’s top security professionals. His work is fueled by adrenaline-laced danger. His newest assignment promises to be interesting as he prepares to protect two archaeologists Dr. Sophia Abadi and Dr. Nadia Dajani while the women travel the world to dig remote sites.
Brian and his team will have their own digging to do. They just signed a contract with the FBI to discover who is financing ISIS through the sale of conflict relics from Syria. Problem is, the suspects are also archaeologists Dr. Sophia Abadi and Dr. Nadia Dajani.
Brian is a professional. He believes the truth is always clear cut. Brian’s been wrong before.
His initial introductions to both esteemed scientists not only reveal the challenges of protecting them, but a shocking dilemma of honoring his security contract. Seems the woman he’d fallen for after one incredible night in New York is the very same Dr. Sophia Abadi he’s now charged with protecting and leading into an FBI trap.
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]
When a stroll down memory lane becomes a rush for the exit. Shattered by the death of his wife, Doyle Mere returns to San Francisco, his wife's home town and the city he used to know and love. He plans to settle into Haight-Ashbury and write a memoir, believing that if he can clarify the past it will lead to a more certain future. But when Doyle is robbed — twice in one day — he realizes that he has to adapt to an unfamiliar world consumed by wildfires, drought, power failure and social collapse. This is not the San Francisco he so fondly remembers. It’s become a palace of wealth and technology for the elite one percent — but inhabited by drug users, criminals and the dispossessed. After his initial setback, Doyle finds comfort with neighbors in a restored Victorian mansion. Together they befriend a wayward artist whose daughter carries a secret that will soon test everyone’s courage and grit. But is their bond strong enough to overcome impending crisis? When the chaos threatens to strike at the core of this new-found tribe, Doyle must call upon the twin sons he left behind to save them. When Things Fall Apart, Can the Center Hold? Exit from America is a coiled-up, character-driven novel set in a world on the brink of disaster. Balanced on the edge of suspense and psycho-drama, the novel portrays five disparate souls trying to escape the pending collapse before they are buried in its ruins. At the end of the journey, Exit from America leaves you ...
The dead can still talk – as Lawrence Juste is about to find out – and what they have to say is deadly. A tense psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl with No Past. He thought he’d eluded the nemesis from his past - even made some kind of atonement for abandoning his family by defending his sister’s child against a murder charge. His black had become a mere dirty grey, with the possibility of being bleached enough to still make High Court Judge if he’d played his cards right, hadn’t it? Someone obviously doesn’t agree. Someone who persists in taunting him with notes and lies that lead nowhere but to more lies. Someone who clearly wants him to dig even further into his buried past in order to clear his name. Someone who might have already murdered once, and is ready to murder again. But they’re already dead. For Lawrence, the twisted saga of deceit, intrigue and conspiracy continues as his family expands and the real truth behind his past begins to surface in this, the second book in the Patchwork People trilogy.
IS THIS HIT-AND-RUN AN ACCIDENT. . .OR MURDER? The police say Cate’s death is an accident, but her brother believes it was murder. Lea and her father, a former chief of police, are asked to look into the case. The suspects are plentiful. The kind of politician who gives politics a bad name, a real estate developer who values profit above all else, a fiancé involved in drugs, and a cop who may have crossed the line. Lea crosses international borders to track down the killer in this exciting read. Unplug and escape with Book Six in the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series. The murderer is a surprise, but the ending of the book has an even bigger twist!
The region of Autumnum is in a dire state: a nationwide civil war, foreign enemy Sky Pirates, and to top it all, a new mass murderer headlined as the Hypnotist. Reclusive hunter, Ashkii Dighin cares little of these affairs. But when his tribal chief accounts him with hunting the Hypnotist, he is forced to depart his tranquil home and venture out into the heart of danger—for the Hypnotist commands the senses and perceptions of all beings, and can shift them in any way it wishes. Can Ashkii stop this threat? Not on his own. Joining him on this task is special talent, Kelanassa Kaliete, who is immune to hypnosis. Together, the two must persevere in the face of death and find out the truth at any costs. Who is the Hypnotist? What is its relation to the Sky Pirates and the civil war? Will Ashkii and Kelanassa manage to unravel the chaos that plagues the region before powers of darkness swallow them whole?
Jake Travis tackles the mission of his life, and fulfills his hearts deepest desire, when he finally uncovers the fate of his sister. She was abducted from a Florida motel when they were both children. The "Matilda" case was never solved. "This heart racing thriller is just dripping with style." Florida Weekly The man who was once the primary suspect has washed up on a beach near Jake's home. He penned a confession just days before his mysterious death, admitting to killing the young girl. Jake suspects that the confession was forced and that DNA was tainted. He learns that powerful figures have a vested interest in keeping him in he dark. He will not be denied. Lane's entertaining mystery is a tour de force of emotion, intrigue, and his ever-present humor. Jake's vengeful quest propels him to the edge of world events and down a path of absorbing characters. Each serves as a stepping-stone on his journey, and is marred in some manner by their own tragic history. Jake must decide if he is free of his own past, or whether his fate was etched in stone years ago. With Kathleen's gentle guidance, he learns that the longest road leads to the beginning.
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 adventurous young backpacker, captured and sold. A black market merchant who will stop at nothing to amass the power he craves. The one woman who can stop him before he destroys everything… Haunted by memories of an op gone bad, former assassin Leine Basso travels to Bangkok in search of a missing backpacker. With help from an old contact, she discovers the man responsible for the girl’s disappearance is connected to a violent Hong Kong triad and is the linchpin of an extensive trafficking network—both animal and human. Making enemies isn’t new for Leine, but making one in the triad is—she soon finds herself a prisoner on board a cargo ship headed for sub-Saharan Africa. To ensure her survival and to continue her hunt for the missing girl, she must join forces with Derek, an ivory poacher who promises to help her. For a price.
Late one night, a resident of Santa Rosa reports that someone was banging on his front door and screaming for help. A raging fire which threatens homes and an armed robbery stretch police resources. Officers do not respond to the neighborhood until the following morning, when the resident calls again to report a horrific discovery. In the neighborhood, police find blood in several locations and what appears to be a gruesome crime scene. But there is no body and no evidence of the means of injury. When the victim’s body is located a few days later, identification is hampered. Angela Masters must sort out a mound of conflicting information to determine who the victim was and to identify her killer. By the time the victim is identified, evidence points to a serial killer preying on young girls. Will Angi be able to sort out the puzzle and, even then, will it lead her to the killer before he can strike again?
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.
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.
After a tiresome year of computer programming, Zelda Richardson is back on the road – destination Panama and Costa Rica. Learning to scuba dive, exploring Central American rainforests, and climbing a volcano sounded like the perfect antidotes to Seattle’s spring rains. When a banana farmer tells her about the Disquís spheres he found on his property, she can’t resist going to the site. Her visit puts a deadly spin on her vacation and leaves her fighting for her life. Despite Zelda’s best efforts to just relax and enjoy her trip, thrilling mysteries pop up at every turn. Will she ever be able to go on holiday without it turning into an international incident? How did Zelda Richardson get from Nepal in Down and Out in Kathmandu to Amsterdam in The Lover’s Portrait? This short story will help fans better understand this unintentional amateur sleuth’s decision to study art history and give new readers a taste of her tantalizing misadventures. If you enjoy reading this story, you will probably love the Adventures of Zelda Richardson mystery series! Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery (Book One) The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Book Two) Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Book Three)
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.
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.
ESPIONAGE TECHNOTHRILLER Cold War II has started with a vengeance. Or, as the American president calls it, Cold War 2.0, reflecting the impact technology has in the new age of espionage. The United States is now in the crosshairs of a renewed, unstoppable enemy intelligence operation. At Langley, a report causes turbulence, as it predicts Russia’s inconceivable plans based on apparently random incursions into other countries’ territorial space. In Moscow, the relentless Russian president and his key military leader are planning retaliation for the Crimea sanctions. America’s newest weapons system, the laser cannon, is ready to be installed on a Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer. This weapon has the ability to change the balance of power in the world, and give America and its allies the upper hand in any military conflict. But there’s a problem. Someone stole the weapon’s plans and is ready to hand them to our enemies. Espionage has a new dimension. Everyone is gettable. An engaging and unsettling page-turner, The Backup Asset explores the fascinating world of espionage and counter-intelligence, featured against a backdrop of cutting-edge technology and keenly depicted political conjunctures. Racing against time and unseen enemies to catch a spy and contain a critical information leak, Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of The Backup Asset. Putting her life on the line and risking everything she has, Alex is relentless in her quest, taking readers ...
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.
Heroes Dont Cry-#3 Dystopian Thriller HEROES Series is a fast paced, dystopian thriller.
Be the hero. Save the girl. But Ben Jackman is a hunted man. He has killed and that changes a man.
When Ben discovers a plot to kill the King, decimate his Good Samaritan award ceremony with children wearing vests set to blow, he must come out of the dark and save the day.
But being the hero doesnt come easy to Ben. There is a child to save, bombs to defuse and a woman to impress.Alas, two out of three is the best he can hope for.
Heroes Dont Cry - #3 Dystopian Thriller Heroes Series. If you love fast paced adventure, engaging characters, a load of intrigue with a dystopian setting that makes district 12 look like the land of Oz, then youll love the third instalment of Roo I Macleods page turning thriller series.
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.”
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.
An Antarctic research team discovers a perfectly machined gold canister, 2500 feet below the surface of the ice. There are strange, and unrecognizable markings on the canister. How did it get there, and where did it come from? It is sent back to a research center in the U.S. where it is opened in an environmentally controlled room. Inside are six human embryos, and even more shocking is the discovery that the embryos are viable. Should they be brought to term? Terminal Event tells the intriguing story of who the embryos are, where they came from, and how they spent 100 million years waiting to be discovered.
The men around Volcanologist Lenaia Talavera have a habit of dying. As she struggles to process the tragedies, she pulls away from God and her boyfriend, Paleontologist Travis Perego. So when she’s called back to Mt. Rainier and the small town of Mayim to investigate an act of sabotage, she jumps at the chance to avoid her problems and solve the puzzle. Someone on the mountain has tampered with the early warning system for rising magma, but who would want to risk an eruption that could kill an entire town? Lenaia soon discovers that two women from town have disappeared. When she finds one of them dead on the mountain, she suspects the murder is related to the sabotage. As she digs deeper, the evidence leads her to a deserted part of the mountain and an explosive secret. Unsure of who to trust and with time running out, Lenaia must stop a deadly plan before a killer buries the town of Mayim in a cascade of evil.
Beyond the Bars is a tense story carried out with the classic ‘Rashomon effect’, in which multiple-viewpoint characters go through similar events, each with a different experience. Nadia…a frantic mom searches for her missing daughter amid a bus explosion before her eyes. Brody…the Midwest rookie cop who tries to tame the crowds while checking in on his own family and newfound love. Jonathan…a New Yorker residing in a maximum security prison orchestrating events on the other side of the bars. Father Michael…the priest with talents for reaching people no one else can touch. Constantine…an individual seeing all of the events in spirit form, trying to change the way things unfold. Watch these character’s worlds merge and intersect as all of their lives are disrupted by bus explosions across the country.
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.
The terrorist leader and financier Matt Jacobs has figured out a plan to eliminate the President. He is relying on John Cannon's stature as a hero to help him carry it off. John finds himself walking the fine line of pretending to help Matt while trying to figure out a countermeasure to the plan. The third book in the John J. Cannon Trilogy brings together two strong wills for a showdown. The question to be answered is who will feel the satisfaction that the achievement of justice delivers? John, Matt or neither?
An adrenaline-fueled adventure set in the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, and Turkey about stolen art, the mafia, and a father’s vengeance. When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers. To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is convinced Zelda knows where a cache of recently pilfered paintings is. She must track down an international gang of art thieves and recover the stolen artwork in order to save those she loves most. The trouble is, Zelda doesn’t know where to look. Teaming up with art detective Vincent de Graaf may be her only hope at salvation. The trail of clues leads Zelda and Vincent on a pulse-pounding race across Europe to a dramatic showdown in Turkey that may cost them their lives.
"An action-packed medical suspense that kept one guessing..."
Major Jack Bass, MD is a mix of Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Marcus Welby.
In the first book of the Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles series, In the Line of Ire, Jack finds himself the target of blazing hatred from his commanding officer who blames Jack for his own failings. The commander makes Jack a scapegoat of his malicious jealousy, and is intent on making Jack pay – with his life!.
Fighting for their lives, Jack and his new love – Major Lori Darden, RN - learn just how dangerous it can be to raise the ire of a psychopathic boss. Jack must fight back to prevent his world from turning to ash right before his very eyes.
"Forget G.I. Joe there is a new American hero and his name is Capt. Jack Bass!!!"
An absorbing medical murder mystery you will not be able to put down! In The Line of Ire is a fast paced medical thriller like you never read before.
Become immersed in a thrilling adventure that feels absolutely real, by diving into this exciting page-turner!
She went to jail for the right reason but the wrong murder. With her mom in a coma, Kyara is determined to discover who is behind the brutal attack. Does her grandmother’s recent release from jail have anything to do with it? The police believe that some meth addicted youth are responsible but what Kyara uncovers is shocking. Is anyone telling the truth? Even Ryan who she thought might be able to help her is harnessing his own dark secret. Is he truly trying to help her or does he have his own agenda? The golf course wasn’t built because the sport was gaining in popularity but to hide a deadly secret. Those responsible are determined to keep it buried and those who know anything are being silenced. Kyara finds herself trying to catch an old woman, stay ahead of those trying to kill her and unveil the truth. But can she do it before a town pays the ultimate price?
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.
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.
It's impossible but it's on-screen. He's captured—on camera—the scene of his own death. One weekday to the next, Trevor quietly fulfills his roles as loving husband and father-to-be, trusted best friend, and dependable employee. He's chosen normality, routine, simplicity, even predictability: everything he never had as a child. And he prefers it that way. And then comes Saturday. The weekends are Trevor's alone. On the weekends, Trevor is king. Charging into the beckoning canyonlands of southern Utah, Trevor seeks out true challenge without hesitation, dares the ever-changing terrain to test his finest skill, and defies death itself as he pushes his mind and body to the max. He is the Weekend Warrior. Master of his machine. Trevor is a freeride mountain biker, and when he rides, the earth is at his command. Of course, he has to capture it all on camera. Trevor never rides without his helmet-mounted GoPro, recording the real-time video of his every triumph and technical maneuver. But this Saturday, the camera captures so much more. When Trevor presses the play button, eager to relive the thrilling moments of his impressive, recent ride, the scene that plays out before him on the television screen ends in an unexpected way. The footage is more than captivating; it's horrifying. They say that, in this age of advanced technology, if it wasn't filmed, it never happened. But what if it hasn't happened—yet—and it's already on film? He has only two options: succumb to his fate the fo ...
Intricately woven, this psychological thriller is packed with intrigue and begs the question... Would you risk your own life and the lives of those you love to save millions marked as sinners? When two college students rescue the cure for a deadly virus from destruction, no one and nowhere is safe. By day, Anthony and Lianna must outrun and outsmart a faceless killer before they pay the ultimate price—their lives. By night, dream walking becomes a terrifying exercise of mind and body. If Anthony can't learn to control his unique dream walking abilities, then the Reaper will continue to drag unsuspecting souls to the darkest depths of the underworld. Agendas with dangerous consequences lurk around every corner, but Anthony and Lianna can't stop or the people they care about will be lost forever. As lives cross and intertwine, mysteries are exposed and killer’s motives unravel. Anthony and Lianna discover not everything is what it seems, and sometimes those you trust the most hide the truest evil. Readers who enjoy thrillers with a slow burn and a hefty dose of mystery along with dark and vengeful religious and paranormal undertones will enjoy this story. Grab your copy today!
The gay 1890s aren't always. Gay, that is. Sometimes life is dangerous. In 1896, there aren't many career choices for a young lady. China Bohannon has fled one bad situation and is looking to start her life over as a strong, independent woman in the wild and woolly town of Spokane, Washington. The trouble is, convincing Gratton Doyle to take her seriously as a bookkeeper is hard enough, and when it comes to working as an investigator in the Doyle & Howe Detective Agency, it's well-nigh impossible. But what if China is able to solve a murder case no one else wants to take on, that of a young girl found dead, her body tossed in the river? If she can avoid being the next murder victim, will Gratton hire her then? There's only one way to find out.
How does Sam Sunborn achieve immortality? He and his quirky team give birth to an invention that digitizes their personalities. What could go wrong? They will face apocalyptic danger as ruthless terrorists try to acquire it at any cost. Mysteries & surprises abound in this fast-paced thriller. “A tense, high-powered techno-thriller” - Kirkus Review
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.
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.
An Impossible Promise...A Remarkable Discovery...A Decision for Mankind... When Ryan Webster is summoned to a Miami hospice by his dying grandfather, he knows his hero's life is about to end. A renowned zoologist and founder of the world's most famous primate park, his grandfather tells Ryan about a remarkable species of monkey kept secret by the Webster men since their discovery in 1926, the year after the Scopes Monkey Trial. Ryan makes an impossible promise when he's told he has a unique gift and agrees that only he can save them and decide if the world is now ready to deal with the fallout from their revelation. As Ryan follows his grandfather's clues to California and beyond, he's tracked by a relentless mercenary, targeted by radical Christians and hunted by the world's most famous atheist. Aided by his crazy Iraqi War veteran turned surfer-dude uncle and the most enchanting but deadly woman he's ever met, Ryan discovers the monkeys can do much more than swim, and he learns their revelation will shock evolutionist, rock the foundation of the Bible and transform the life of every human being on earth. Now, his only hope to stay alive is to save the monkeys and live up to his promise to the greatest man he ever knew--and in the process become the man he's not ready to be. Swimming Monkeys: Genesis is an extraordinary thriller that blends real-science and riveting fiction to examine the on-going struggle between science and religion and the fallout that could affect us all ...
A cruising couple live a life many only dream of aboard their 42-foot boat in Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez. But their chosen sea has a serpent: Mexico's out-of-control drug trade. After witnessing a drug-deal gone wrong, they set off a deadly chain of events that lands them in a sea of intrigue involving a best friend, the Mexican Federal Police, the DEA, US Coast Guard, the INS, and a nasty drug cartel. This fast-paced adventure is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of cutting the lines and shoving off to adventure.
What if, in the near future, we could choose the body we wanted? We could visit a store front, much like a neighborhood mom-and-pop shop, and we’d see all the available bodies lined up in a glass-enclosed case. We’d be able to choose the body we wanted, purchase it, have an operation, and wham bam! wake up with our new body.
Dr. Farkis begins his head transplant operations in secret in Oakland, California and Tokyo, Japan. When news filters out about his revolutionary surgery, individuals from all walks of life come forward, desperate for a new body and an improved life that only Dr. Farkis can offer. We meet: Barry, so frantic for a new body, he stalks the doctor and bargains with a menacing ultimatum; Aiko, father of 19-year-old Kaneko, who demands that she undergo the operation to become more attractive to snag a husband; and finally, Baby, who finds out the hard way that demanding a new body may end up being fatal.
Choosing the perfect physique from a smorgasbord of available bodies seems like a dream . . . or is it a nightmare?
"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.
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.
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?
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.
“Marisa peered down the stairs, toward the street, at the sidewalk. Her sister and her daughter had been there just a moment before. They should have been staring back up at her, waving, smiling. But they were gone.” --Robin Patchen, award winning author of Finding Amanda and Convenient Lies About TWISTED LIES: She thought they’d never find her… Marisa Vega’s life as an adoptive mom in a tiny Mexican village isn’t what she’d dreamed while growing up in New York, but as the target of a man who’s convinced she stole millions from him, Marisa believes hiding is her only way to stay alive. When her daughter is snatched and held for ransom, Marisa must discover who really stole the money in order to rescue her. He swore he’d never play the hero again. Months after being kidnapped, tortured, and left with PTSD, Nate Boyle is ready to live a quiet life in rural New Hampshire. When the source of his breakout newspaper article—and the woman who haunts his dreams—begs for help, he gets pulled into a riddle that’s proved unsolvable for nearly a decade. Can Nate and Marisa unravel the years-old mystery and bring her daughter home? Romance, suspense, and a darling four-year-old girl you’ll fall in love with.
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!
An ambitious lawyer haunted by a devastating secret. A smartphone app that foretells the future. Terrifying predictions or dangerous deceit?
A compelling psychological thriller from former BBC and Guardian writer, William Knight.
Zak Hunter has developed the perfect revenge tool - an app that crawls social media to predict your future with stunning precision.
Christian Jarvik, a top-tier technology lawyer and Hunter's life-long friend, dismisses the app as a gimmick, but when it reveals a mole inside his most lucrative business deal, he is irresistibly drawn to its addictive lure.
But the prophecies darken. Jarvik descends into an escalating paranoia that Hunter's wife is the controlling influence behind the app, manipulating both her husband's and Christian's future.
She is the mysterious Lilith, with a role to create a compelling PR campaign for the app's launch. But is there more to it? How can the app know Christian's most deeply held secrets and does Lilith have a hidden history steeped in ancient religion?
As Christian is consumed by his dominating obsession, will pursuing the truth risk not only his friendship and his sanity, but cause the very predictions he struggles to avoid?
Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway. Every night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming about seeing him – or making him – dead. Once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do. Dream Doctor is the second book of the Dream Series.
A major political convention and an unidentified killer virus in the CCMC Emergency Department has the NOPD hopping. Internet chatter suggesting a terror attack in the Big Easy has chilled the hearts of law enforcement. Alex and Jack must learn to play well with the CDC, FBI, and Secret Service to save the streets of New Orleans.
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.
Historical/espionage thriller (not a romance).
The Cold War. A backdrop to betrayal. A playground for power. A rogue Soviet general mobilizes to overthrow the Soviet regime and gain control of the USSR's military arsenal. The world is on the brink of war. To stop him, the US president sends covert operator Atcho deep inside Siberia. Failure could spell nuclear annihilation - and a relentless investigative reporter pursues Atcho, certain that he is the shooter in an assassination attempt. Worse yet, Atcho’s beautiful fiancée, a former CIA operative, goes rogue to save him. Don’t miss this nail biter that Carmine Zozzora, producer of Die Hard with a Vengeance calls “pure gold.”
The air and water in the Fisher Valley were pristine before a large energy corporation conned farmers and landowners into letting it have access to their land. Once on the land, it drilled and fracked coal seams deep below the surface, without a care for the air, ground and water it was polluting. When little Charlie Paxton, aged only six, dies from a mysterious form of cancer, his father, Charles, swears to have his revenge. Determined to stop the energy corporation, Charles, sets off with his faithful dog in the middle of the night to set its wells on fire. An unholy alliance of farmers, greens and conservatives quickly join the cause, but rapacious governments won't hesitate to use the police and army to protect the energy corporation’s ill-gotten ventures. Will the environment be saved or will big business get its way?
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.
Science fiction author Nicole Collins is thrilled when she learns her first book will be made into a movie by Celestial Productions – until she finds out who owns the company: Malcolm Bryant, her ex-husband. Nicole still loves him, but she fears Malcolm is the same man who crumbles in the face of adversity. And then there are those threatening letters. Somewhere out there a deranged fan has adopted Nicole’s characters as his own family – and he’s not about to see his loved ones distorted by the camera lens. Nicole’s life is in danger. With a killer closing in, the only person who may be able to save Nicole is Malcolm – the man she so desperately hopes will finally make a stand.
A ship wreck-- Dozens of bodies washed ashore-- Clear evidence that evil has made port in London. The horrific case piques the interest of P.I. Lorne Simpkins. It doesn't take long before Lorne learns that young, helpless women are being caged and sold to the wealthy and salacious. Old wounds are wrenched open when she suspects a cover-up by the very authorities that should be keeping lawful order. Can she trust the self-serving journalist bent on making the human-trafficking ring his next big story? When her daughter is involved in a life-threatening accident, it's difficult for Lorne to keep her head in the game. But Lorne and her ex-MI6 husband, Tony, are determined to end the repulsive slave trade and bring the criminals to justice--even if it means Lorne ends up locked in a cage herself.
Raising your mother can be deadly. Growing up in the city of Stillwater, Oklahoma, thirteen-year-old Liberty Justice has learned how to cook, clean, and care for her heroin-addict mother. But at school, Liberty struggles to fit in, and a fight with her rival gets her suspended. Frustrated, she turns to writing poetry—her only escape. When a drug dealer shows up at their house with wild accusations, a fight breaks out, and the dealer ends up dead. To save her mother from arrest, Liberty flees the scene with her mom in tow. Facing the demons of their past, the two are forced to run, staying just one step ahead of the police… and the professional killer hired for revenge. Liberty Justice is a heart-pounding, gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of a mother and daughter whose only hope of survival is to rely on the love they have for each other.
Becky Kincaid ventures out in the middle of a snowstorm to buy a car seat for her unborn baby and never makes it home. When a second pregnant woman disappears, Marissa Rooney and the team at the Holt Foundation fear a sinister motive lurks behind the crimes. Lead investigator, Seth Crawford, desperately searches for the thread that binds the two cases together, knowing that if he fails, another woman will soon be gone. While Seth hunts for clues, a madman has Marissa in his sights and she carries a secret that could tear her whole world apart. Can Seth stop the killer before he reaps his...Dark Harvest.
The brutal murder of her best friend sends Gwynn Reznick racing against the clock to find the assassins and stop a deadly conspiracy that threatens a catastrophic oil and gas disaster. Corruption, betrayal, murder and romance collide as horrifying events mount, and place Gwynn on the perpetrator’s radar—targeted for death.
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.
What do the defectors really want? Why do these people betray their country and friends? Why are some of those defectors lucky, while some others are not? Why don’t they ever have any regrets? What are their true motives? Is it about money? No. Do they do it for fear? No. Do they sometimes wish to build their careers in this alternative way? No. Are they seeking fame? No. Have they been brainwashed? No. Can they be naive idealists? No. Whatever answers you may think of, all of them would be probably wrong. Are they betrayers? Yes, they are. Are they doing the right thing? Yes, they are. Do they find in this treachery what they must have been looking for? They sometimes do. How can they live with this? They are perfectly in tune with their own selves. What are their goals? Now you will have the answer. It is worth knowing. This answer will surely change the way you see the world. This will be the answer from the legend.
Ship and Brooks are travelling home. But the night has other plans... The Arsonist Barbarian Army have taken over, and they have little patience for other people’s problems. They’re keen on burning things though, and they love shooting guns and having a good party. They especially like doing all of these things at once. For Ship and Brooks it’s time to start again. Amid a new life of fear, survival tactics, territorialism, and a backdrop of constant conflict, they attempt to seek out a sense of normality. It’s a tough challenge in a city that’s becoming ever more unstable. They need an escape, and that’s exactly what the local pub is offering. But the beer won’t last forever, and the bar staff seem to be hiding something. They need a better plan, and they need one fast.
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?
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?
Connecticut private investigator Brenda Corrino's sixteen-year-old niece Madison has gone missing in Arizona. Known for bringing the DVD Murderer to justice during her stint as a Fairfield County homicide detective, her unacquainted sister Faith Brenna requests her help from Arizona. Brenda recently went through a tough time herself, recovering from being raped and almost murdered by the DVD Murderer while working undercover. She broke ties with her boyfriend and wanted nothing to do with him, even though he helped to rescue her. She was labeled as having PTSD. After months of therapy, she has recovered to the point that she was able to resume her relationship with her boyfriend and now business partner, Dr. Darren Crowe. Brenda arrives in Arizona and quickly befriends the local sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Logan Cartwright, who tells her about a similar case in a nearby town where another girl disappeared five years ago. The girl recently resurfaced unscathed and is unwilling to talk about where she has been for the past five years. Faith and her husband have a few secrets of their own that Brenda must scrutinize to rule out possible suspects, including the two of them. She promises to not reveal Faith’s secret, as long as it does not get in the way of finding the people responsible for Madison’s disappearance. Brenda summons Darren to join her in Arizona to help find her niece. Arizona is one of the states that has a large presence and reputation of human trafficking. Brenda bec ...
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?
WARNING: Darkness leaps from these pages because there’s always someone out there wanting to right a wrong … Ho-hum. Fresh from killing his older brother and orchestrating his mother’s suicide, eleven-year-old Michael Romanov hungers for excitement. He and his foster brother, Dimitri, while away their summer evenings picking pockets in Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens. Not for the money. For fun. For the adrenaline hit. They take pride in targeting marks—always searching for one who will present a challenge. On the night that changes everything, they go for an obvious American. Surprise. The American and another thug snatch the boys off the main Tivoli arcade and shove them into a waiting limo. The kidnappers want justice. Not for the murder. For the suicide of Michael’s ice-princess mother. When he protests his innocence, his captors retaliate brutally. For some reason Michael can’t grasp, they have placed her on a pedestal. The woman—biologically his mother—neglected him from birth. Yet these men speak of her with near reverence. Michael quickly learns survival depends on saying nothing about his reasons for hating his entire family.Abandoned in a godforsaken Finnish forest, definitely worse for wear from slaps and kicks and lack of food and sleep, the boys search for shelter under the Midnight Sun’s unrelenting heat. When they stumble on a beautiful, well-stocked cabin, they celebrate prematurely. There’s no can opener for all the tinned meats, fruits, and vegetables. No ...
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.
- An Action, Suspense, and espionage, spy thriller--- For almost a half century, the KGB kept secret the most devastating political plot the Soviets have ever evolved. It began in a French farmhouse in 1947, and lay dormant until the Cold War ended. Decades later, in an election year, a KGB sleeper-agent discovers a super-secret file detailing a decades old plot to control the White House and is determined to reveal his discovery--the CIA sleeper agent, embedded in the KGB, is killed before he can complete the delivery to his CIA handler. The sleeper-agent lives long enough to warn CIA agent Kevin Chapin about a powerful mole in the American Government and how the mole's role in the upcoming Presidential elections are the key and unless he can expose the dark secret, the ruthless enemies of our country will stop at nothing to seize control of the United States...
Two new enemies emerge as the relationship between Amy and the new Katie evolves in unexpected ways. Katie is searching for answers; a new ally may help in her quest. Amy finds herself taking on a powerful adversary without the help of her partner. An old nemesis returns in an unforeseen twist in this thrilling continuation of the CULL - Bloodline.
Artist Brody Trent enjoys a simple life living and working in NoDa, an artsy district of Charlotte, North Carolina. He wakes one morning to find himself charged with the brutal assault on a young woman who now lies comatose, unable to testify to his innocence. A fluke accident allows him to escape custody. Now on the run, he travels to the Lowcountry of South Carolina to find Doctor Emily Parker, the one person who can lead him to the real assailant. Standing in her way is the wealthy and powerful Harrington family, who will do anything, including committing murder, to keep her from the truth.
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.
An accidental spy with good intentions can still get people killed. Because Neil Henberlin wants to help his country, his life turns to chaos. “A great suspense/mystery book that you can’t take your hands off.” – Amazon Review “The suspense is highly palpable and there are plenty of exciting and surprising twists…” – Amazon Review “… great story, suspenseful, multiple unexpected twists, tense and exciting.” – Amazon Review Neil’s lack of espionage skills lead to blackmailed by a foreign power. Keeping his covert activities a secret from his wife proved lethal and when she finds out that Neil knows her truth, is she able to help protect herself. Can he run from his Intelligence handlers or does he use them? Can he hide from a foreign power with unlimited resources or does he dupe them? Can he play it his way and avoid tilting the balance of his life too far or does he getting dragged under? Get Undertow of Loyalty now and find out if Neil can keep it together.
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.
To save Darien's life his brother asks, "Can you walk in high heels?"
Erika Bailey, owner/manager of a drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand has happily settled into all aspects of her new life, except for her lack of a love life. When a new diva auditions, Erika is bewildered over her instant attraction to the blond God, Apollo.
Darien Scott is on vacation after a world tour and mistakenly figures the safest place to be is at The Black Dragon with the head of a Triad. When the club is hit, Darien is the only person to get out alive. Now he's running from the police and a Triad. Mistake number 1.
Disguised as a drag queen, he's hired by Erika, but falls hard for his new boss, then struggles with not coming clean with her. Mistake number 2.
Can he fix his mistakes and find a life filled with love or is he headed straight for mistake number 3?
Helicopter pilot Joni Bell believes her life is once again under control after a failed covert rescue mission two years ago cost the life of a dignitary’s child. Out of the US military and relocated to South Africa, she test-flies a prototype Special Forces craft unaware her past has already caught up. Her skill set is just what the CIA and South African government need to address a sensitive international issue brewing in the struggling country across the border. They coerce her into flying the craft into Zimbabwe to smuggle out top-secret information secured by wildlife manager Ian Taljaard. Once in the country, Joni discovers she and Taljaard have different visions for the rapidly changing mission. Her presence in the country is betrayed, another child is put at risk, and a deadly Zimbabwean operative and his team pick up their tail. As they evade capture in bush country, their encounters with the enemy reveal Ian is more mysterious and dangerous than his bio disclosed. With deceptions rampant on both sides and stakes rising, it will take both their skills to slip under the radar of a deadly enemy and escape. Sandy’s thrillers are award winning. Her book REPOSSESSED received a 2013 Kiss of Death Daphne du Maurier Mainstream Mystery/Suspense Award, a 2013 Maggie Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Element, and a HOLT Award of Merit.
Rex Dalton and his best friend Digger, the former military dog, are back in Rome. They are at the famous Piazza del Popolo. Seven weeks ago, Rex had to abandon his plans to contact Catia Romano, the woman he’s in love with, to help rescue his former CEO, John Brandt. Now he was back. Catia’s apartment was less than a mile away. But Rex’s reverie is interrupted when he notices two women coming through the Porta del Popolo in a hurry. One of them looks familiar. As he keeps watching them, he realizes they are fleeing. Then Rex sees the men — three of them. One behind the women, the other two trying to outflank them, probably to head them off and prevent them from reaching the other side of the piazza. Instinctively, Rex puts his hand out to Digger and pulls him close. “Listen buddy, we’ve got a situation here. Pay attention.” Thus, a chain of events is triggered that take Rex and Digger on a harrowing journey to the brink of World War III. DONNA TERESA is a full-length novel, a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the ninth book in the electrifying Rex Dalton series.
The reclusive life of former homicide detective Brenda Corrino has suddenly leaped from post-traumatic stress disorder recovery to something much more interesting. Murder! Her ex-partner was investigating the bizarre murder of a college student when he inadvertently let his guard down and now, he remains comatose in a hospital. She investigates as she tries to come to terms with being raped and nearly murdered while working undercover two years earlier. While broadening her investigation, more former students from the same school are ending up dead. When consoling a young widow left behind by the killer, Brenda unearths the deep dark secret that the students have been hiding from her and everyone else outside their circle.
Whoever believes seniors are harmless hasn't met Granny. After losing her family, her friends, her home and everything else she holds dear to a careless drunk driver; Granny decides to take the law into her own hands; it's a record-breaking, mind-baffling killing spree that the small southern town won't soon forget.
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?
When it comes to murder, Rex Dalton has no doubt he'll bring the real killer to justice... Rex Dalton and his dog, Digger, visited the island of Olib in Croatia. A girl was murdered. The police said it was her boyfriend who stabbed her to death, but Rex and Digger had no doubt they were making a big mistake. Dalton decided to conduct his own investigation and bring the real killer to justice. NO DOUBT is a nail-biting thriller by best-selling author JC Ryan. It is the seventh book in the electrifying new Rex Dalton series.
Marathon is a quiet little Texas town, and it’s getting quieter. Kids are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind.
Somebody—or something—is taking them.
Action. Adventure. Romance. Suspense. The Bends is a supernatural thriller rollercoaster ride!
Recommended for Fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J.A. Konrath, and Dean Koontz
Everyone has something to hide. Including the nanny.
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.
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.
“Your best friend can be your worst enemy” Three inmates break out of a maximum-security prison in Texas, one of them Danny Marsh, a suburban man in his twenties who landed in jail because of a crime he never intended to commit. An American Cage, a “tale of convicts on the run that convincingly examines their psychological states” (Kirkus Reviews), follows Danny and his two escape partners over a twenty-four-hour period as they struggle to cross Texas to freedom in Mexico. On this dangerous adventure, Danny has to evade the rabid Texas authorities, and even worse, the schemes of one of his closest allies, who isn't who he seems.
A wronged assassin seeks revenge.
A global conspiracy unfolds against America.
Dan Roy is an elite black ops warrior. The kind Washington looks to when all avenues are closed, and action is the only option.
But in his latest mission, Dan uncovers a plot that threatens to destroy him, and everything he has ever believed in...
With his back to the wall, Dan must fight back.
Time is running out, and as Dan discovers more of the plot, he realizes one thing crystal clear - failure is not an option.
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If you like Baldacci, Reacher and Mitch Rapp, you will love Dan Roy.
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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?
A doctor stumbling through life. A North Korean bioterrorist plot. The two collide in an unforgettable tale. Dr. Nicklaus Hart, a gifted trauma surgeon, searches for meaning in his life. His self-reliant spirit is broken with the death of his missionary best friend, found sacrificed at the base of a Maya Temple. Going to Guatemala to fill the shoes of his friend at the mission hospital, he discovers God’s redemption and peace in the smiles of the children he cares for. But his own life is in danger as he and his team stumble onto a deadly North Korean plot. As Nick delves into the mystery of his friend’s death, he exposes the very cause of the extermination of the Maya race…a virus which is about to be released upon the entire world through a bioterrorist scheme of global proportions. Will Nick and his team stop them in time? Maya Hope is the first book in a series of skillfully crafted medical thrillers. If you like fast-paced adventure, international settings, sizzling medical suspense, then you’ll love this heart-pounding thriller by Timothy Browne.
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?
Iraq, 1991: Operation Desert Storm. In a terrible friendly fire incident, a U.S. helicopter massacres a small convoy of American MPs. Among the dead: a mysterious American civilian engineer discovered by the soldiers behind enemy lines. San Diego, CA, 1993: A freelance journalist is hired to write a story about a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead engineer's widow against the government and the defense contractor he worked for. The problem: the government insists the lawsuit does not exist, and the contractor claims the engineer did not work for them. Worse, someone is willing to kill to keep it that way. Peter Brandt, the war-scarred journalist hero of Empty Places, returns in this story of greed, betrayal, and government secrets. Can Peter expose the truth without becoming another victim of the wartime tragedy?
The gay 1890s aren’t always. Gay, that is. Sometimes life is dangerous. In 1896, there aren’t many career choices for a young lady. China Bohannon has fled one bad situation and is looking to start her life over as a strong, independent woman in the wild and woolly town of Spokane, Washington. The trouble is, convincing Gratton Doyle to take her seriously as a bookkeeper is hard enough, and when it comes to working as an investigator in the Doyle & Howe Detective Agency, it’s well-nigh impossible. But what if China is able to solve a murder case no one else wants to take on, that of a young girl found dead, her body tossed in the river? If she can avoid being the next murder victim, will Gratton hire her then? There’s only one way to find out. Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with City Lights Press Publishing.
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?
Still haunted by the loss of her famous father, newly qualified psychologist Gaby McCray is delighted to be invited to join ETHOS, a prestigious psychological counselling service. Assuming her father’s reputation swung it for her she determines to both prove herself worthy and figure out what has dogged her since childhood – why he committed suicide at the height of his success. Two supposedly off-limits patients – CLIENT X and JESSICA MORGAN – seem like they might know far more than they’re saying. Curious, Gaby allows herself to be drawn into their games to see where they lead her. At first she regards them as the psychopaths, but the more she plays, the more like them she becomes. And the more like them she becomes, the more disturbing the memories that surface of the day her father put a bullet in his brain. Could Gaby know more than she’s saying too? ********************************** “…imaginative and original storytelling… vivid description and strong dialogue…” “…tight and well-structured …intelligent suspense fiction.” “…small and intimate cast of characters … maintain tension and intrigue from the first chapters to the last.”
Haunted by the death of her child and stalked by a killer, romance author Dani Gwynne wants to want to live long enough to testify. And then her protection details is compromised. She’s on her own in the mile high city of Denver, trying to figure out who to trust. And why she’s trying so hard to live… Deputy US Marshal Matthew Kirby knows he’s the good guy. And this is simple. She trusts him and he stops a lethal hit man for good. End of story. With the clock ticking down on a macabre game of hide and seek with hit man, the romance author must find her will to live and love again. And the Marshal must learn that nothing is simple in life, in death, and particularly in love.
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.
He’s desperate to find a killer… When L.A.P.D. Detective Adam Ramsey receives a new lead he’s even more certain the man behind his partner’s murder is widow Jillian Sullivan’s maybe-not-so-dead husband. Vowing to bring the man to justice, he calls on the attractive widow and shows her a recent photograph of a man who looks exactly like her late husband. She’s desperate to prove him wrong… Jillian refuses to believe the only man who ever earned her trust could have deceived her and their daughter so thoroughly. She wants answers…even if she has to track down the imposter to get them. When Adam meets Jillian on a plane bound for Mirador, a tiny village in the Costa Rican outback, he must keep her from tipping off his target. They form an uneasy alliance to find the truth, but when passion ignites in the steamy jungle, facing down wild animals, kidnappers, and drug lords becomes even more dangerous.
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.