Author Archive: ITW
International Thriller Writers Inc represents professional authors from around the world. Learn more about them, their work, and the sources from which they draw their inspiration at the Official ITW Organization Website.
All three volumes in Michael E. Rose’s thriller series have now been released as ebooks by Momentum Books, a division of Pan. (1) The Mazovia Legacy (2) The Burma Effect (3) The Tsunami File The Mazovia Legacy The snow in a Montreal winter covers a multitude of sins … In the icy depths of a Quebec winter, a harmless old Polish man dies in mysterious circumstances. His suspicious niece draws in Montreal investigative journalist, Frank Delaney, to help her find the truth behind the death, a story the authorities seem to want covered up.
Two men from different generations, both initiated into a powerful organisation that throughout history has sought control and uses their power for destruction. They leave behind a wake of murder, manipulation and ancient secrets. The first man wreaks havoc in and around the Whitechapel district of London, England in the 19th century. While the other stalks his victims in the cosmopolitan city of Seville, Spain in the 21st century; knowing that only he could uncover the true motives of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers – Jack the Ripper. Annabella Cordova quickly becomes embroiled in the conspiracy involving the university she studies at. When her roommate goes missing, it becomes very personal. Her past gradually unveils, as she is closer to this than more »
CIA operative Jordan Jakes, the heroine of Daco’s Amazon #1 Bestseller, The Libra Affair, meets Prometheus when U.S. Secretary of State becomes the target of a terrorist attack at a head-of-state dinner in Dubai. Posing as the fiance of top-ranking government official and ex-Navy Seal, Jordan must identify the assassin and stop an unimaginable act of evil. Will Jordan be able to stop the act in time? And what role does Prometheus play in the conspiracy? The Pisces Affair is a unique blend of spy thriller and sci-fi. A short story from The Prometheus Saga. INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR Q – What is The Prometheus Saga?
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Eleven. For three long years that’s what she was called by The Collector, the sexual sadist who enslaved her. Mia Deleon fought the odds and escaped only to discover that no one would believe her about the ordeal she’d endured. Not the police. Not her family or friends. Even the investigators she hired couldn’t find a trace of the sexual predator. So with help she disappeared, always looking over her shoulder, living in the shadows. Knowing she’d never be safe while he was still free. Security expert Jude Bishop had helped her vanish. Now he’s been hired to bring Mia back. A criminal profiler may have discovered a tenuous link to her case. But Jude is nearly too late because The Collector has already found more »
Armed with a quick, inquisitive mind, an arsenal of philosophic quotations and an addiction to fear, Paul Rook is willing to embroil himself in any sticky situation which comes his way. Rook’s latest job is for Andy Hebden, who hires him to find his brother Marty. Marty had been selling Warhol prints and, after going to meet a client, Jacques Brissot, he disappeared, along with the paintings and half a million in cash. But before Rook can find Marty, Andy turns up dead. Brissot proves almost impossible to track down, and before he knows it, Rook has become the target of one of Brissot’s men… Can Rook find Marty before the killers find him? Or will this philosophical investigation be his last…?
Terror gripped the streets of Willow Woods as the grisly deaths increased. The killer struck in isolated areas, slashing young women into bloody ribbons of flesh with the precision of a surgeon. The experts knew he used a razor-sharp butcher’s knife, but only the dead knew his face…. The bad dreams started when Danny’s real dad disappeared. Weird, scary dreams about a strange man with a long, shiny knife, standing over Danny’s mother covered in blood on their kitchen floor. His mom told him to forget about the dreams and stop watching the TV news reports about the Mad Slasher. She said they were safe, especially with their new friend Michael, his pretend daddy, to protect them. But Danny was afraid of Michael. Michael looked more »
When Amelia Behrent is murdered, her sister—FBI Special Agent Emma Behrent—discovers her death is only the most recent in a series of killings spanning the American Southwest. Someone is hunting young women and setting fires to cover his tracks. All Special Agent Behrent has to go on is his unique signature as an arsonist and the fact that each of his victims had a dead firefly in her mouth. She must discover the killer’s next victim if she hopes to stop a monster who wants nothing more than to watch the entire world burn. FIREBUG is available from Amazon. ***** Michael McBride is the bestselling author of Ancient Enemy, Bloodletting, Burial Ground, Condemned, Fearful Symmetry, Innocents Lost, Sunblind, The Coyote, and Vector Borne. His novella more »
When investigative reporter Peter Webber discovers the remains of a young woman in the old Eastown Theatre, he finds himself pitted against a serial killer who uses the bodies of his victims to recreate medieval visions of hell inside Detroit’s landmark ruins. As the body count continues to rise, he and Detective Aundray Rogers must embark upon their own descent into the underworld, one that mirrors the decline of the Motor City, if they’re to have any chance of stopping the murderer before it’s too late. With the city deteriorating around them, they learn that the abandoned buildings aren’t the only things that have been condemned. CONDEMNED is available from Amazon. ***** Michael McBride is the bestselling author of Ancient Enemy, Bloodletting, Burial Ground, Condemned, more »
We’ve all felt it at one time or another: the dreaded writer’s block. This week, ITW Members Joan Hall Hovey, E.M. Powell, Bob Reiss, Bill Loehfelm, Victoria Griffith, Elizabeth Goddard, L.T. Graham, Lisa Von Biela, Annie Rose Alexander, Jerry Hatchett and Jean Heller will discuss the best cure.
Imprisoned revolutionary Fricis Svaars knows his days are numbered. The Tsar’s secret police plot his murder within the walls of Riga prison, but Fricis won’t go quietly to his own assassination. His daring escape attempt takes him to the rocky shores of the Baltic Sea in winter, trapped between the guns of his relentless pursuers and the frigid waters of the open sea… “Blue Amber crackles with energy, authenticity and pure storytelling magic from the first line nonstop to the last. William Burton McCormick’s timeless tale of men challenged by both the elements and their own psyches, set against the backdrop of Latvia in 1910, reads like Jack London with just enough James Rollins and Steve Berry thrown in for good measure. A beautifully realized more »
“I couldn’t erase the memory of the video. A little boy with dark brown skin, a little skinny but overall healthy looking, stood naked in the middle of a nondescript room. A disembodied voice ordered him to turn in a circle, to raise his arms over his head, to bend over. He obeyed with a glazed look in his eyes and tears running down his cheeks. A price was named just before the video ended. I would kill someone for that little boy tonight.” Savvy undercover work leads Lucy Kendall to an underground child sex trafficking ring. But when her best lead is found dead, Lucy becomes a suspect in a murder she didn’t commit. Lucy barrels ahead, determined to take out the trafficking ring more »
Another homicide has rocked the small town of Fallsburg, NY. In a cabin nestled deep in the woods two male victims are discovered,both gun shot victims. One is deceased the other one is barely alive. But it is not the murder itself that has detectives Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal frantic to find out the answers of what occurred in that cabin, but it is the identities of the two small children also found at the scene. One child is quickly identified but the other a young boy remains a mystery. The only one with possible answers lies with the man who lay critically wounded and unconscious in the hospital because the unidentified boy either can not or will not speak to more »
In the long history of the CIA’s global fight against terrorism, the weapons have remained the same: the use of force and covert action. When terrorists funded by the Libyan government strike airports in Rome and Vienna in 1985, the CIA enlists top propaganda expert Mike Garnett to help recruit a high-ranking Libyan official, Foreign Minister Abdallah Mukhtar, to work for the CIA. As violence escalates between the US military and terrorists based in Libya, Garnett utilizes CIA assets in Hollywood to produce a propaganda video designed to convince Mukhtar he was betrayed by his own regime. Garnett’s plan works—but goes sideways when it motivates the Libyan official to do something Garnett didn’t even consider. Sharp and insightful, Secret Wars: An Espionage Story is a more »
This week we join ITW Members Jerry Hatchett, Lisa Von Biela, E. M. Powell, Bill Loehfelm, Victoria Griffith, Kenneth Newman, Alex Gordon and Nancy Cole Silverman to discuss what their favorites thriller genres are, and why.
Not many jobs are for life. Jeff Parsons was angry, angry enough to kill. A reliable, dependable, and mostly honest public servant, Jeff expected to ride the government gravy train undisturbed until his retirement in 2025. On Friday March 2, 2012, Jeff’s train derailed; a confidential email revealed that Jeff’s boss, under the guise of government-wide cut backs, planned to ‘let Jeff go’ so they could use the savings to reward and promote their sycophant lackeys and painted whore. Unemployment at fifty would destroy Jeff‘s life and threaten the security and health of his children. That was not acceptable. Desperate and determined, Jeff analysed the problem; six deaths in seven days ought to be enough. All he needed was a killer.
From award winning crime writer R. Barri Flowers and bestselling author of the Murder in Hawaii Mysteries comes a gripping Maui mystery suspense novelette, Killer Connection. Honolulu fashion designer Kiyoshi Yoshida had just gone through the worst year of her life after losing her twin brother and husband, costing Kiyoshi nearly everything she held most dear. In what still gave Kiyoshi chills in disbelief, her brother Sergio Matsuko, one time dedicated and decorated homicide detective for the Honolulu Police Department, had stunned nearly everyone who knew him by being identified as the Aloha Black Scarf Killer, a serial killer who had raped and murdered seven women, before committing suicide in a house fire.
When Gina Beaufort Kelly’s husband leaves her for a woman young enough to be his daughter, Gina doesn’t get mad… she gets even. Or at least she tries to, by targeting David’s assets in the divorce. She spent eighteen years of her life with him; it’s only fair that he should compensate her accordingly. However, David doesn’t agree, and when he ends up dead, on the evening before they were set to go before the judge, the police suspect foul play—and suspect that Gina’s behind it. Now this jilted wife must figure out who else wanted her soon-to-be-ex-husband dead—and why—before she loses everything, including her freedom. ** First in a new humorous PI series **
Confessions of a Hit Man is a high octane thriller with a plot that adds velocity like a well-oiled chicane. When ex-Royal Marine Jack becomes a paid assassin, work comes easily, especially when working for the Sicilian Mafia, until he gets drawn into a government plot selling enriched plutonium to a rogue Nation. A very very good mystery is hard to write about with using spoilers. This one is so tightly written that one episode leads naturally to another, and the finale is blistering indeed—in this case, it is the protagonist’s soul that is blistered, although life is not done with him yet. And something else is blistered: the “top of the tree,” as the hit man, Jack, put it. The national and multinational networks, more »
Straight out of the pages of the legendary vampire novel Dracula comes a demon hunter for the modern world. Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker had a son. They named him Quincy. His guardian angel calls him Q. Dracula calls him nephew. Demons call him The Reaper. “There are things in this world that men and women aren’t meant to understand. We aren’t supposed to know these things exist, much less how to fight them. The things that go bump in the night, the monsters in the closet, the shadow out of the corner of your eye — that’s where I live.” This exciting new series from the author of The Black Knight Chronicles and the Bubba the Monster Hunter short stories is a walk through more »
Have the lines blurred too much between thrillers and mysteries? This week ITW Members Bill Loehfelm, Jeanne Matthews, Thomas Perry, L. T. Graham, Lisa Von Biela, Jerry Hatchett and Jean Heller share their insights into this important distinction between two of literature’s most popular genres.
he Corporate-Government wars of 2020 resulted in a global Corporit (sic) dictatorship. Its legacy? Escalating climate change, limited food supplies, and clean air only for the elite. Dr. Zoe Hidalga, organ harvester in the powerful tri-state medical corporation, is infected with VMAS, an incurable retrovirus that killed her husband.. At that time the Corporits snatched her daughter, claimed Zoe was an unfit mother. She is now marked for termination and frantic to get her child back before they drag her away. Andrew Potter, respected Corporit robotic genius and mole, has formed a secret resistance group that plans to bring Corporit rule down. He can’t risk discovery, but he’s Zoe’s friend and will help her escape before the CAPOs can grab her. Zoe is hidden in more »
An ancient manuscript that leads to the Gates of Hell. A woman’s revenge for the death of her father. When the last of the Remnant is murdered at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, ARKANE agent Dr Morgan Sierra is drawn into the hunt for a supernatural Key. She’s joined by agent Jake Timber, who must face his own fears as they decipher clues left behind by Kabbalist scholars. From ancient sites in Spain, to Israel and the Czech Republic, Morgan and Jake must follow the trail to the Key, while evading Adam Kadmon, a man consumed with a lust for dark power. As the planets align, Morgan and Jake race against time to find the Key and destroy it before the Devourers and the Polluted more »
Meet Riz and Bang-Bang. MOD troubleshooters by trade, their work normally involves covert ops and counterterrorism. A routine exercise with the SAS takes them to a sleepy Essex village, where not only do they stick out somewhat as a British Pakistani couple, but there has also been a mysterious suicide. Or have they stumbled across the perfect murder? “I like Charlie Flowers. His writing is so sharp, so exact. Like slicing celery on a cutting board. After having read other tales in the Riz saga, I’m happy to say that this most recent story, Murder Most Rural, is just as tight and as clever as his other books. And you’re rewarded for starting from the beginning of the series, as the relationship between Riz and more »