Marshall Karp, coauthor of the #1 bestselling NYPD Red series with James Patterson, sets his latest thriller in LA, where someone is recruiting terminally ill patients to commit one final act before they die. Murder.
Laced with twists, turns, and Karp’s trademark biting cop humor, you may find yourself rooting for the killers—law-abiding citizens who have abandoned their values to earn a half million dollars for the loved ones they will leave behind. You may also find yourself asking, “What would I do?”
If you’ve never met LAPD detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs, TERMINAL is the perfect place to start.
From James Patterson: “Lomax and Biggs are back, and this is my good friend and co-writer Marshall Karp at his funniest — while also fashioning a very tight and surprising mystery. The book is called TERMINAL, and it’s available on Amazon.”
For years, Air Force Captain Jason Conrad flew and instructed in the supersonic T-38. Despite his decline into a self-destructive lifestyle, he was considered one of the best instructors on the base. Following a terrifying jet crash, Jason finds himself on a very short list of people on their way out the door. It is a surprise to everyone when he is assigned to the home of the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center. Jason should have known that in a ‘one mistake Air Force’ where you ‘do more with less’, everything would not be what it appears.
Attached to a secret project with a shadowy contractor, Jason is caught between two complications; an overbearing, retired general determined to see him fail; and an aggressive television reporter who wants him in prison. When a ghost from the past shows up and a beautiful, yet mysterious woman enters his life, Jason soon discovers his special project has more secrets than anyone knows about . . . and it could cost him his life.
It was 10 a.m. when undercover agent Amelia Jennings arrived at the law firm Goldberg & Associates for a job interview. Her mission was to investigate a series of murders involving some well-known lawyers in the City. Her target, an elusive hired killer who had been of interest to the police for months.
But her plan is doomed to fall apart before it even starts.
In less than twenty-four hours Amelia will be the prey in a man hunt and her destiny will become entwined with Mike Connor’s.
Their intentions, apparently similar, may prove to be opposite, but the affinity binding them goes beyond what they think they know about each other.
One day to survive. One day to let go of the past.
Savannah’s husband, TBI agent Rafe Collier, is back in disguise and undercover, getting into the middle of a gang war. And since he wants to keep his pregnant wife out of harm’s way, Savannah agrees to spend a couple of days under her mother’s roof in her quaint and quiet hometown of Sweetwater, Tennessee.
But out of harm’s way doesn’t necessarily mean out of trouble.
When her brother’s receptionist asks Savannah’s help in looking for her birth parents, Savannah is happy for the distraction, even when the search takes them to places she’d rather not go again. From Doctor Denise Seaver and the Tennessee Women’s Prison, to St. Jerome’s Hospital and then back to Sweetwater again, the hunt is on.
But when the final denouement reveals lifelong deception and betrayal much too close to home, Savannah wonders whether knowing the truth really is better than blissful ignorance.
On the 4th of July 362 B.C. is the Battle of Mantinea in Greece, in which Sparta is defeated by Thebes in a Pyrrhic victory, leading to a third party uniting Greece: Philip II, father of a man who would change history: Alexander The Great. But what if Sparta wins the battle?
The 4th of July, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history, but there is also the 4th of July exactly 50 years later, in 1826, when two of the architects of that document and the country, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, die within hours of each other. What secrets do they hold close on their deathbeds? And who else might know about them?
At Gettysburg, the Confederacy reaches its ‘high water mark’ with Pickett’s charge on the 3rd of July 1863. But on the 4th, both armies stare at each other on a rainy day, waiting for the other to make a move. What if the Union attacks?
In December 1959, a hard-luck PI risks life and livelihood in search of a lost Hammett manuscript, where Sam Spade meets the Continental Op, and confronts a frustrated Hitchcock in Hollywood, a young Jack Ruby in Dallas, and a Neo-Nippon threat in America’s new 50th state.
It’s bullets, volcanoes, espionage, romance, humor, double-crosses, and pop culture references galore as Stan Wade races through another fast-moving, action-packed caper. John Hegenberger’s SPADEFALL is the latest entry in one of the best new private eye series in years and pure reading entertainment. Trying to keep up with Stan Wade is some of the most fun you’ll ever have in the pages of a book!
SPADEFALL is available from Amazon.
Born and raised in the heart of the heartland, Columbus, Ohio, John Hegenberger is the author of several series: Stan Wade LAPI in 1959, Eliot Cross Columbus-based PI in 1988, Tripleye, the first PI agency on Mars, and Ace Hart, western gambler from Wyoming to Arizona in 1877. He’s the father of three, tennis enthusiast, collector of silent films and OTR, hiker, Francophile, B.A. Comparative Lit., Pop culture author, crime-fighter, comedian, ex-lead in the senior class play, ex-Navy, ex-comic book dealer, ex-marketing exec at Exxon, AT&T, and IBM, happily married for 45 years and counting. Active Member ITW, PWA and SFWA.
Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and imperial councillor in Roma Nova, scoffs at her intelligence chief when he throws a red file on her desk.
But early 1980s Roma Nova, the last province of the Roman Empire that has survived into the twentieth century, has problems – a ruler frightened of governing, a centuries-old bureaucracy creaking for reform and, worst of all, a rising nationalist movement with a charismatic leader who wants to destroy Aurelia.
Horrified when her daughter is brutally attacked in a demonstration turned riot, Aurelia tries to rally resistance to the growing fear and instability. But it may already be too late to save Roma Nova from meltdown and herself from entrapment and destruction by her lifelong enemy.…
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?
Jacko is not afraid of anything or anyone. He has faced down the stuff of nightmares as a Navy SEAL. Now he is facing an enemy that terrifies him—his past.
Lauren is the love of his life. But how can he be the man she deserves if his past is shrouded in mystery?
Lauren loves Jacko just as he is. She doesn’t know where his quest will take him– she can only hope it will lead him back to her.
But Jacko’s relentless search for the truth of his past will unleash a deadly enemy hellbent on destroying everything he loves most…
Dan Taylor is trying to keep a low profile when an old friend contacts the Energy Protection Group seeking his help.
The man’s daughter is alone in sub-Saharan Africa, and her life is in grave danger.
Thrust back into active duty, Dan soon realises that getting Anna to safety is only half his problem. The forensic accountant holds the key to preventing Western Sahara descending into chaos, and exposing the puppet masters behind a coup d’état.
With a group of militants financed by a regime intent on acquiring mineral assets in the conflict-torn country in pursuit and willing to do anything to stop him, Dan must draw on old survival skills and luck to make sure Anna and the evidence she has in her possession reaches safety.
Behind the wire lies a secret – a secret that people will kill to protect.
In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.
This is no burglary gone wrong.
The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.
And they are prepared to kill to get to him.
When the men leave empty handed, little do Alice and Harry realise that their nightmare is just beginning. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Who is Renshaw? And what is he hiding?
One thing is clear – they already know too much.
As Alice and Harry are separated in the run for their lives, there is no time for breathe in their fight to be reunited. And with their attackers closing in, there is only a choice:
STAY ALIVE. OR DON’T.
Ellie searches for her birth parents. But as she gets close to finding them, an assassin tries to kill her.
When she finally discovers why – she has to run for her life.
“ …Brogan keeps the plot perpetually stirring, adding dangerous bad guys and an appealing romance. A commendable story …” KIRKUS Reviews
“ black-hearted villains and the Kentucky Derby. I can’t recall getting so much fun from a book …” Loren D. Estleman, four time Shamus Award Winner
“ … complete mastery of the mystery genre. Impressively well written. Very highly recommended…” Midwest Book Review
The mysterious disappearance of media mogul Connie Ross during a party on her yacht exposes a web of dark and twisted secrets. Jimmy Frail, Chief of Detectives, suspecting foul play and the potential media circus, partners a most unlikely pair of detectives. Gigi Mirabelli, a missing persons’ officer, is recalled early from maternity leave to work with Harry Burns, a brilliant, but tormented homicide detective looking to restart his sidelined career.
Suspecting murder, but unable and needing to prove it, Mirabelli and Burns must first find a way to work together before they can hope to solve this perplexing crime. They first develop a working partnership of opposites and then skillfully sift through the evidence; all while walking the political and media tightrope in this high profile case.
Highland warrior Alexander Macpherson has lost his wife. When he agreed to take Kenna Mackay as his bride to advance his clan’s power in the north, he expected a bit of an adjustment. He didn’t expect the sharp-tongued beauty to run away on their wedding night. Still, Alexander wants his runaway bride…and he has the sneaking suspicion that she wants him, too.
Kenna Mackay thought she was safe in a priory full of nuns learning the craft of healing, but when she is kidnapped by her own husband, the battle of wits begins anew. But even as passions ignite, a deadly secret from Kenna’s past rises to the surface and put their new love in jeopardy. As a heartless villain closes in, two headstrong lovers find themselves locked in a struggle between evil and the power of undying love. And this time, Alexander is determined to not lose his wife again.
Same date; six different years, the Time Patrol must save our timeline from the SHADOW by preserving our past to protect our timeline from annihilation.
History is made by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The fact that often time’s history doesn’t record the heroics of these people doesn’t alter that. The missions on 6 June range from:
1944 A.D.: Parachuting in behind the beaches of Normandy and linking up with the Resistance to insure the last ‘good war’ ends the way history records.
478 B.C.: At the Pythian Games in Greece in 478A.D., where art and war merge.
452 A.D.: A monster’s lair in 452 A.D. where a man becomes the legend of Beowulf.
Jackson Cole is a newly minted homicide detective thrown head first into the grinder when he is ordered to investigate the grisly murder of three women, each adorned with seemingly occult symbols.
The press is stirring up a killer cult frenzy in the media. The mayor, the Chief of Police, and Cole’s Captain want results to calm an increasingly fearful public; and Cole’s supposed partner is nowhere to be found. It’s just another day at the office until a stranger shows up spouting a wild theory: blood magic.
Cole won’t even consider it. There is no such thing as magic, no such thing as voodoo; and there are no demons roaming the Charleston Peninsula. There’s always a rational explanation for the evil humans commit upon one another.
Then a demon tries to take Cole’s head off.
Homicide Detective Del Conklin and Coroner’s Assistant Harvey “George” Fredriks (Pickaxe, Icepick, Meat Cleaver) track down a serial killer, known as “Mr. Aces and Eights,” who smashes bodies with a sledgehammer and steals victims’ hands as trophies.
It isn’t easy growing older. Del, a recovering alcoholic, is almost fifty. George is over seventy. Can they successfully match wits and physical strength with a serial killer half their age?
And what if there’s not one serial killer on the loose, but two?
And what if one is a professional mob hit man who meticulously plans out his kills so he can’t be identified and won’t ever be caught?
If you liked Stephen King’s Mister Mercedes, you’ll love Sledgehammer!
The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt—especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety . . . only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes ‘bump in the night’ is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.
RESTHAVEN is available from Amazon.
Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering for his oldest daughter’s volleyball team, or chilling on the PlayStation 3 with his twelve-year-old. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only seven places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Visit him on Facebook or at www.eriktherme.com.
Inspector Robin Bright is enjoying a quiet Saturday with his lover, Adam Matthews, when murder strikes in nearby Abbotston, and he’s called in to investigate. He hopes for a quick resolution, but as the case builds, he’s drawn into a tangled web of crimes, new and old, that threatens to ensnare him and destroy his fledgling relationship.
Adam is enjoying his final term teaching at Lindenshaw School, and is also delighted to be settling down with Robin at last. Only Robin doesn’t seem so thrilled. Then an old crush of Adam’s shows up in the murder investigation, and suddenly Adam is yet again fighting to stay out of one of Robin’s cases, to say nothing of trying to keep their relationship from falling apart.
Never ask, “What next?”
Life has settled down in Coburg, Oregon since the crime of the century—make that the crimes of the century—are finally becoming a manageable memory for the town’s citizens and its police department. But suddenly, things change.
An urban myth rears its ugly head…
Sergeant Grace Gabbiano’s fire-chief brother is expecting his life-long friend Benny for a weekend visit. The problem is, someone’s taken a kidney out of Benny. Without his permission. The only visiting he’ll be doing for a while is from a hospital bed.
Three neighboring police jurisdictions and the FBI come to call on Coburg PD. Seems that more than one horny man in the county has been seduced for his kidney recently and it’s time to take action. One agency has a plan that will involve Grace. Whether she wants to participate or not, Chief Aidan Cruz has already volunteered her for hooker duty.
DR. NICK RANDALL is an archeologist on the fringes of the scientific community who believes that mankind isn’t alone in the universe … or on this planet. When a mysterious benefactor funds his research, Randall departs on an expedition to find the lost city of Vilcabamba. Hidden deep in the Amazon, Randall believes this legendary city holds proof that his controversial theory is true. Upon arriving at the ruins, he mysteriously disappears.
Randall’s beautiful daughter SAMANTHA learns of her father’s disappearance from his mentor DR. FRANCISCO ANDRADE who calls Sam and pleads for her help. An accomplished archeologist herself, Sam must decide if she will set aside her career and search for the man she blames for her mother’s death. Reluctantly, she agrees and flies to Peru to search for her father.
But someone else is looking for her father as well. Francis Dumond, a shadowy man with a dark past and unlimited resources, will stop at nothing to find Vilcabamba and use its alien technology to control the world. It’s a race against time to see if Sam can find her father, prove his theories and stop Dumond before a stratovolcano destroys Vilcabamba and all of them as well.
True Crime writer Eva St. Claire along with her siblings, Iris and Devin, carry a heavy burden. Each, in their own way, see the nightmare of evil hidden beneath the surface. Together or apart, they fight to expose the darkness no matter what the cost.
In Kaylee’s Justice, Eva’s determination to bring the death penalty to killer Mason Smith thrusts her from the safe parameters by which she strictly lived. Now, that she’s in the killer’s sights, she’s forced into an un-welcomed partnership with FBI agent Adam Frasier as she races against time to stop Smith.
Adam is no stranger to tragedy or the death evil left in its wake. Driven by guilt, he works relentlessly, leaving very little time for anything else in life. He didn’t deserve it. When his father reveals a blindsiding secret, Adam has no choice but to investigate and Eva holds the key. But her and her secrets prey on his mind, only he’ll never get the chance to figure out why unless they can escape.
There are secret underground compounds where highly specialized scientists, physicists and professors develop secret technology for unknown employers. In 2011, Professor William Fairfax succeeded in creating a stable wormhole, through which people could travel back in time. Unable to predict the miraculous events that were about to transpire, Dr. Danielle Parker and Dr. Gabby Standford excitedly travel back to the first century, where they discover the amazing story of Oshu, the real Jesus.
This incredible adventure back in time results in the terrifying abduction of time-traveler Danielle. For Danielle’s freedom, the kidnapper demands one of the most intriguing historical artifacts known to the world. To find it, the team has to follow the old trail of the Knights Templar that leads them to Cathar Country in southern France.
The team is accompanied by a mysterious German relic hunter, whom had already been brought from the 1930s to the present: SS-Obersturmführer Otto Rahn. Though Rahn is assigned to assist the team in southern France, he carries with him a heavy, dark secret. In constant fear of being forced to return to 1939, he decides to follow his own agenda.
Johnathan ‘Sin’ Mallen is an ex-assassin for the British Government, damaged both physically and mentally by the mission that left his wife dead. As he struggles to piece his life back together, his personal concerns are swept in to a terrorist plot of international scope.
An action adventure that begins and ends in the snowy Wyoming mountains, but detours through Europe and the middle-east, bringing together the intimacy of hand-to-hand combat with the high-tech gadgetry of modern warfare. The lines between government agent, mercenary and terrorist are blurred as the action intensifies and the question is posed: Who gets to decide if killing is justified?
Mark Wynn is a former homicide detective who lost his job and pension after he tracked down serial killer Brian Russell and killed him in cold blood out of revenge for his family being brutally murdered. Mark spent two years in prison and is now out on parole. When Mark’s neighbor is murdered and dismembered in her apartment by a serial killer known as “the cutter,” Mark tries to track down the killer, even though he is no longer a cop. Mark’s ex-partner, Mike Nelson, and the new head of homicide, Aaron Lester, tell Mark to stay out of it, but Mark can’t. Mark is an ex-con on parole, and if he even touches a gun he will go back to prison for the remainder of his twenty-year sentence. With only his wits to aid him, Mark attempts to thwart the killer’s plans to attack again.
When a full moon fills the night sky, Private Investigator Roman Dalton becomes a werewolf and prowls The City’s neon and blood-soaked streets. Based on characters created by Paul D. Brazill, Drunk on the Moon is an international collection of noir/horror stories brought to you from some of the world’s edgiest dark fiction writers.
Drunk On The Moon by Paul D Brazill
The Darke Affair by Allan Leverone
It’s a Curse by K A Laity
Insatiable by B R Stateham
Fear the Night by Julia Madeleine
Back to Nature by Jason Michel
Getting High on Daisy by Richard Godwin
Silver Tears by John Donald Carlucci
A Fire in the Blood by Katherine Tomlinson
Broken Bicycles by Graham Wynd
A chain of subglacial volcanoes erupt in Iceland. The melting ice floods the countryside. Poisonous gas descends on Scotland. A tsunami devastates the Norwegian coastline. An ash cloud rises into the atmosphere, blotting out the sun across Europe, ushering in a new Ice Age. Dozens of nuclear power plants, flooded by ocean water, experience meltdowns. Millions perish. Many more are displaced. All on the first day.
On the second day, a series of earthquakes moving in a straight line, reveal the presence of something massive, walking across the landscape. Concealed by a thick, radioactive ash cloud, the ‘aberration’ heads west, toward Russia.
Abraham Wright, a science writer for Modern Scientist, who wants nothing more than to be reunited with his family, finds himself at the center of the United States’ response to the crisis. Under his new title as Assistant Science Advisor to the President, Wright is sent to Europe with a team of Army Rangers, where he uncovers the truth about the ancient behemoth laying waste to the world: there have been five mass extinctions on planet Earth, and the aberration has been present at each.
Although the darkness had lifted, the nation was still paralyzed by fear. Citizens stayed away from shopping malls, airports and theaters. The economy remained in a seemingly unstoppable tailspin. Military aircraft remained grounded for fear they would be taken over by cyber-intellects and crashed into critical components of the infrastructure. Financial institutions closed, shutting down their heavily networked computer systems to avoid a repeat of the “portfolio adjustments” made during the blackout. Billionaires tried in vain to recoup lost fortunes; their heavily leveraged investments and giant real-estate holdings collapsed, creating a ripple effect that impoverished an entire elite of wealthy citizens. The United States, on the verge of total dysfunction and probable collapse, became for the first time in its history a beacon of despair rather than hope. How did this happen? What were the results? This novel will tell you how the world’s oldest democracy set itself up to become the world’s newest dictatorship.
For years, Luke Elliot has been a respected businessman. But he’s had a secret life no one knows, and he’s given that up to settle down completely. But when tragedy tears his world apart, he flees in despair from anything that could evoke painful memories for a fresh start in another part of the country.
And there he meets the beautiful and mysterious Jessica Morrow, who is also trying to escape from a past she can’t face. As they become close, and Luke finally learns her backstory, he realizes their fateful meeting could end up getting both of them killed.
Paths that began in Chicago and San Diego, with stops along the way in Santa Fe and Philadelphia, converge in Seattle, where a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues, forcing Luke to call upon his lethal skills once more to save himself and the woman he loves.
The damage from the nuclear fallout is examined over the following weeks, months and years by Afia’s younger sister Sissy, as she unwittingly uncovers clues relating to her sister’s disappearance, and the secret life that Afia kept hidden from her family.
In the summer of 2015 Private Detective Alex Harvey is hired to investigate the disappearances that have been occurring within the exclusion zone. He can think of only one person to bring along with him to help; Ukrainian national Elian Gould.
Elian – who was adopted at birth – has her own reasons for accepting the job; namely to search for her own family history which has always been a mystery to her.