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The July edition of the Big Thrill is here!

28 new thrillers from ITW Members, including debut novels from Teri Anne Stanley and Wendy Tyson, plus new nonfiction from Steven Philip Jones. Don't miss the Between the Lines Interview with Karin Slaughter by A.J. Colucci; a Special to the Big Thrill: THE KILLING novel: The Rewards and Challenges of Bringing Linden and Holder to the Page by Karen Dionne; a second Special to the Big Thrill: A Q&A with Simon & Schuster Senior Editor Sarah Knight by Barry Lancet; and don't forget to visit the Africa Scene with Annamaria Alfieri.

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New E-Releases

Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt by Bobby Nash

Alexandra Holzer's Ghost GalGHOST GAL NOW HAUNTING ON KINDLE!

Raven’s Head Press has released Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt, a novel by Bobby Nash for immediate purchase as an ebook for the Kindle on Amazon.

About GHOST GAL: THE WILD HUNT–
Alexandra Holzer is just your average young paranormal investigator out to show an early 1960s New York City she knows a thing or two about ghosts. Join Alex’s alter ego, GHOST GAL, and her fiancé, Joshua Demerest as they do battle with a very ancient ghost and his pals who have a score to settle with her famed father, ghost hunter, Hans Holzer.

Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt by Bobby Nash is the first book in a series of new horror/adventures novels from Raven’s Head Press.

Listen to Michael, Alexandra, and Bobby discuss Ghost Gal on ESO episode 184 where they also braved The Geek Seat. You can hear it here.
Up next: Ghost Gal Book 2– “A Haunting We Will Go…” by Bobby Nash.
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The Alternative Gambit by Steve DeWinter

the alternative gambitFree at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Google

From bestselling author Steve DeWinter comes an exciting action-adventure series.

“This is THE must-read action-adventure series for all thriller readers!”

“Keeps you turning the page!”

“I didn’t want to put it down!”

A shadow organization is planning to replace the President of the United States with someone they control. But there is someone who can stop them. If they want to succeed, she must be the first to die.

Staying alive, is her number one skill. Her second best skill? Returning the favor.

Season One – Episode 1

All Melissa wanted was to be left alone. But on the same night a secret group sets their plan to replace a world leader in motion, she is targeted for termination. Can she survive the worst night of her life?
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Stunner: A Ronnie Lake Mystery by Niki Danforth

StunnerBeautiful. Bright. And possibly, deadly…

This is all Ronnie Lake knows about her potential sister-in-law, Juliana. But she’s determined to find out the truth about her wealthy brother’s new lover before he throws away his happiness, fortune, and quite possibly, his life. Who is this mysterious woman with two lives-and how deep does her deception go?

As a divorced, downsized, 50-something, Ronnie finds herself becoming an “accidental detective” in order to get to the bottom of things. There are unexplained hang-ups when the phone rings. A disturbing package and sketchy characters appear at her wealthy family’s estate outside New York City. It all pushes Ronnie to step out of her privileged life and into a sinister world of mystery and suspense where people will do just about anything to escape their past. Is Juliana the most desperate of them all?
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Killer Evidence Legal Thrillers 4-Book Bundle: State’s Evidence\Persuasive Evidence\Justice Served\Fractured Trust by R. Barri Flowers

Killer Evidence Legal Thrillers 4-Book BundleKiller Evidence Legal Thrillers 4-Book Bundle contains four full length legal suspense thriller novels by award winning criminologist and bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, including State’s Evidence, Persuasive Evidence, Justice Served, and Fractured Trust; as well as excerpts from the author’s upcoming legal thriller, Exposed Evidence.

State’s Evidence: A Beverly Mendoza Legal Thriller

Assistant District Attorney Beverly Mendoza appears to have an open and shut case when she prosecutes Rafael Santiago for the murder of a judge and the sexual assault of his wife in Eagles Landing, a town in Northern California. Santiago was recently released from prison and had a grudge against the judge. But her case against the suspect is put in jeopardy when career criminal Manuel Gonzalez, arrested for the murder of a young woman, also confesses to killing the judge. As Beverly and Wilameta County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Stone Palmer try to sort out fact from fiction, a case of mistaken identity becomes a real possibility. Or is it more likely that two violent men with close ties are trying to beat the system?

Persuasive Evidence: A Jordan La Fontaine Legal Thriller

It is five years before the millennium and Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Jordan La Fontaine is in line to be the next Chief of the Homicide Division Bureau. But Jordan’s world turns upside down when her teenage son is accused of a double homicide and her competition for the post, Jerrod Wresler, is assigned to prosecute the case. At the same time, Jordan is preparing to try a decorated Portland police detective, Graham Turner, accused of viciously murdering his ex-wife. Causing Jordan further grief is Turner’s hardnosed partner, Detective Harry Coleman, who will stop at nothing to prove his innocence. As Jordan moves back and forth between the two tough cases and deals with issues in her personal life, she must use all her resources to clear her son’s name and convict a cop of murder.
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Serial Killer Thrillers 5-Book Bundle: Before He Kills Again\Dark Streets of Whitechapel\Justice Served\Killer in The Woods\Murder in Maui by R. Barri Flowers

Serial Killer Thrillers 5-Book BundleSerial Killer Thrillers 5-Book Bundle contains five full length thriller novels by award winning criminologist and bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, including Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, Justice Served, Killer in the Woods, and Murder in Maui.

Before He Kills Again (A Veronica Vasquez Thriller)

FBI psychologist and criminal profiler Veronica Vasquez returns to her hometown of Portland, Oregon, to assist lead homicide detective Bryan Waldicott in apprehending a ruthless serial killer dubbed “The Rose Killer,” who kills beautiful women in pairs, leaving a rose on top of each corpse. When she begins to suspect that the new husband of her estranged sister Alexandra could be the crazed killer, Veronica pursues that delicate angle and, in the process, becomes a target herself.

Dark Streets of Whitechapel (Jack the Ripper Mystery)

In 1888, in New York City, the search for a killer of prostitutes comes to an end with the capture of Doctor Jack Lewiston, a respected surgeon and madman. But before he can go to trial, Jack escapes from custody and flees the country to London, England, where he has now his sets his sights on ladies of the night streetwalking in Whitechapel in London’s East End. Brought out of retirement to track him down is ex-NYC homicide detective-criminologist Henry Marboro, whose younger sister was one of Jack’s victims, and is bent on avenging her death.
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Arcanum by GM Kern

Arcanum by GM KernArcanum is the First Book in The Redemption of the Guardians Series

He was always special…too special. Seven years ago they murdered his family and took him. Something ominous occurred in the black void that is his memory and it has changed him. THEY want him back and are coming with a vengeance.

Shawn Mitchell woke up from a coma, his last memory is that of the murder of his family and of his own kidnapping seven years ago. A catastrophic event propels Shawn into a quest for answers as he and his friends race against time to discover what was done to him before his special abilities take over and alert THEM of his whereabouts.

Arcanum – Firestarter meets The Dead Zone meets the TV Show Heroes and gets its ass kicked by a Ludlum Thriller
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Whatever The Cost by J.T. Brannan

Whatever The Cost by J.T. BrannanA follow-up to the Amazon bestselling Mark Cole thriller STOP AT NOTHING.

A Chinese cargo ship is hijacked off the coast of Indonesia by ruthless pirates; North Korea is involved in a covert plan to reunify the country by taking control of the South; and in Saudi Arabia, a terrifying new terrorist group has emerged that threatens to destabilize the entire world.

Adrift and psychologically damaged after the brutal murder of his family, ex-covert operative Mark Cole stumbles across a clue which might lead him to the hijacked ship. Realizing that it offers the opportunity to give him a purpose in life, Cole sets out to find the ship in a bid to earn redemption for his past.

From a gun market in the ancient jungles of Cambodia, to the teeming streets of Jakarta, Cole stumbles upon a plot far greater than the simple hijacking of a ship; and as he battles against North Korean agents and Islamic fundamentalists, he promises himself that he will do whatever it takes to stop the unleashing of a terrifying jihad which threatens the Western world like never before.
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Transylvanica High Series Bundle: Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter\Out For Blood by R. Barri Flowers

Transylvanica High Series BundleTransylvanica High Series Bundle is the full length first two novels of the bestselling teen vampire series, including Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter and Out for Blood.

In Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Kula Lockhart learns at age sixteen that she is the half-human daughter of the powerful Count Dracula. As she comes to grips with this while attending Transylvanica High School in Harbor Heights, Michigan, Kula must also deal with a vampire killer on the prowl, a pesky and powerful cheerleader vamp, and a romance with a handsome human named Eriq Pratt. A totally original concept on an old theme. Fans of True Blood, Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and Vampire Academy will certainly find this a compelling read.

In Out For Blood, Kula Lockhart, faces new challenges and threats while attending the human and vampire integrated school Transylvania High, as she adjusts to being the half vamp daughter of Count Dracula. The arrival of half vamp Sebastian LeBlanc and vamp Gabryela Roswell coincides with vampire attacks on humans and Kula fends off advances toward boyfriend Eriq by a mortal girl, while also hoping to learn more about her human mother, who died in childbirth, from the only person who can give her answers–her dad, Count Dracula.
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Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: Murder in Maui\Murder in Honolulu\Seduced to Kill in Kauai by R. Barri Flowers

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book BundleMurder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle contains three full length bestselling suspense thriller novels by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, including Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai.

Murder in Maui: A Leila Kahana Mystery is a police procedural medical mystery novel set in the lush, deceptively idyllic tropical paradise of Hawaii. Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and partner Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour investigate the execution-style murder of two prominent doctors in an upscale condominium.
As they interview suspects and collect evidence, more doctors are murdered, making it clear to all that they have a ruthless and determined serial killer on their hands.

Murder in Honolulu: A Skye Delaney Mystery is a private investigator crime novel centered on the lush Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Ex-cop turned PI and security consultant Skye Delaney investigates the apparent suicide of ex-husband and former prosecutor turned businessman, Carter Delaney, after he had hired her to learn if his new young wife was having an affair. As the bodies continue to pile up, Skye puts her neck on the line to find out the truth and nail a ruthless killer who has targeted her for death.

Seduced to Kill in Kauai is a tropical island novel of psychological and erotic suspense and financial intrigue. Pushing forty, Jack Burke was living the good life as a successful advertising executive with a gorgeous wife in Hawaii before in the blink of an eye, his life began spiraling out of control. Temptation, infidelity, betrayal, deceit, and murder, leaves Jack left wondering if there was any way out. Or would he lose everything, including possibly his life?
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The Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle: Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego\Fred & Rosemary West\Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka by R. Barri Flowers

The Sex Slave Murders True Crime BundleThe Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle: Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego\Fred & Rose West\Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka contains one full length bestselling true crime book and two true crime short stories.

The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego chronicles the kidnapping, rape, sex slave fantasies, brutality, and serial murder of husband and wife, Gerald and Charlene Gallego, in California, Nevada, and Oregon, killing ten, including a pregnant woman, and destroying many lives in the process before the killer couple was finally brought to justice and pitted against each other in riveting trials in two states.

The Sex Slave Murders 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West (A True Crime Short) recounts the lives of Britain’s most infamous serial killer married couple, Fred and Rosemary West, who raped, tortured, held in bondage, and. murdered more than a dozen young females over two decades, mostly at the couple’s house of horrors on 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, in South West England, till the authorities brought the reign of terror to an end.

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka is a true crime short that looks at the infamous Canadian sexually motivated serial killers and husband and wife, who took three lives including that of Holmoka’s own sister; with Bernardo a serial rapist as well, known as The Scarborough Rapist, before justice came down on them.
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River City by Doc Macomber

River City by Doc MacomberA River Patrol Deputy starts out looking for an errant hunter on an idyllic Pacific Northwest island, but changes direction when he discovers a string of juvenile murders.

“Doc understands the seamier side of life.
His characters are complex, loaded with contradictions and wholly believable.”
– Dan Schilling, Former Special Ops Commander, Co-author, The Battle of Mogadishu

“An intriguing read that will hold your attention as investigators come up against dead ends and lies…where people aren’t always what they seem. A fun read and
something different by a talented author.”
– Murder and Mayhem
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Locked and Loaded by Charlie Flowers

Locked and Loaded by Charlie FlowersMeet Rizwan Sabir.

A former al-Qaeda operative, he was lifted by Counter-Terrorism Command – and now battles his old comrades.
In ‘Locked and Loaded’, the first three best-selling Riz Sabir thrillers are collected together for the first time.

HARD KILL
London. The city is reeling from a series of deadly attacks by a new radical terrorist group. Working above the law and below government radars, Riz must lead a dangerous double life with the help of Holly “Bang-Bang” Kirpachi, a Burlesque dancer and internet hacker with a talent for breaking codes – and bones. With time running out, Riz must put his life on the line to identify the terrorists. And silence them forever – before he is silenced himself.

DANGER CLOSE

According to confidential reports, elements of the Metropolitan Police have been penetrated by a violent terror group. With rising tension within the police force, time is quickly running out for Riz. His task: to identify the target. And neutralise the enemy before they strike. But before he can begin, there is a desperate mission that must be completed, at all costs. Riz must find his fiancee, dead or alive….
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Beautiful Things by Jennifer Loring

Beautiful Things by Jennifer LoringMitzi Weinhaus is the talentless daughter of two Munich Kabarett stars. One night, in an underground club that has so far escaped Nazi detection, she meets the enigmatic singer Giselle, who offers her the chance to be a hero. All Mitzi has to do is infiltrate the notorious Dachau death camp, but she won’t have to do it alone.

Teamed up with the mysterious Wolfrik, for whom she develops an alarming attraction, Mitzi soon finds herself ensnared in a world of secret societies, super-soldiers, monsters, and gods. Double-crossed on all sides, it is up to her to save her parents from certain death–and to save her heart from one of the most powerful beings in the universe.
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The Last Spy by Bob Reiss

The Last Spy by Bob ReissIn this Washinghton Post best-seller, who would guess that that Ash, David or Corinna are different than any of Washington’s other successful citizens. Ash, a prizewinning reporter for the Washington Post, is as famous as the people whose secrets he turns into headlines. David, a former Undersecretary of State, has friends in high places. His lover Corinna is a Justice Department lawyer so beautiful that her legal adversaries sometimes overlook her brilliance in the courtroom.

Who could know that these three movers and shakers began their lives not on American soil, but far behind Soviet borders, in an ingeniously designed mockup of an American town.  Bred to be spies, they’ve moved for 15 years in Washington, honing their parts, never arousing suspicion.

Now, thousands of miles away, the game changes. The USSR is collapsing as the cold war ends. And these spies are turned against each other in a new kind of danger. Who is in control back home. Why have their assignments become so peculiar? Most of all, who are they anyway after so many years playing roles?

Bought outright by Paramount pictures.

 If you like cold war era thrillers, or if enjoy the hit the TV show “The Americans”, this book is for you.
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Strange Faces by Linda Hall

Strange Faces by Linda HallFrom experienced and award winning author Linda Hall comes Strange Faces, a collection of seven stories that will take you to a place where killers can linger in your backyard but where magic can sometimes change everything. The voyage begins with Pickers and Choosers, and with a group of young dumpster foragers who witness a murder. Or do they? And why now, after twenty-seven years is the terrible memory resurfacing? In A Nice Cup of Something Hot we meet Mrs. Wilkers, a divorced woman obsessed with her ex-husband, his new wife, and ultimately with death and murder.

The connection between siblings plays a key role in two of the stories. We Are Brothers is about very different twins. Weather Ladies attempts to answer the question, what do you do when you find out your sister is a murderer? Mad Scientist is all about revenge. How far can someone be provoked? Far enough to murder? On the lighter side, The Hockey Bag features a young man, who through no fault of his own, gets caught up in a rather gruesome bag of tricks. You will smile, or tear up, with A Small Season of Magic. It’s a story of a girl, of bullying, and what happens when a small bit of magic intervenes.
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Heinous (The Faces of Evil) by Debra Webb

Heinous (The Faces of Evil) by Debra WebbThe body count is rising. The serial killer obsessed with Birmingham’s Deputy Chief Jess Harris is getting closer, and he knows Jess’s secret. Can she protect the child she carries and the people she loves from Eric Spears and his followers?

The body farm discovered in a small Alabama town has many buried secrets. Is the truth about Jess’s past buried there too? Will learning what really happened to her mother and father help Jess stop the killer determined to have her? Only three more levels in the Faces of Evil series! Don’t miss this one!

“Debra Webb is a master storyteller.” Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestseller
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Countdown to Casablanca by Dan Pollock

countdownA ruthless Axis agent code-named Sirocco and an American linguist turned amateur spy find themselves on a collision course with destiny in romantic and exotic World War II Casablanca.

Roosevelt and Churchill are coming to Casablanca. So are Eisenhower and Patton, Montgomery and DeGaulle. For ten days, the entire Allied High Command will be gathered in one place—to plan the invasion of Fortress Europe.

Learning of the secret conference through an Abwehr intercept, Hitler launches an audacious counterstrike — with one demonic blow he will take out the assembled Allied chieftains and turn the tide of war back in favor of the Reich.

“Dan Pollock is a bright new force in #adventure writing.” ~Clive Cussler

“Dan Pollock is a writer of talent and drive” ~Len Deighton
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The Sculptor by Gina Fava

The Sculptor by Gina FavaRome’s serial killer has a way with the ladies…first he wines and dines them, then he carves and plasters them ? alive. Preying on the brilliant, voluptuous grad students of Rome’s universities, the Sculptor excises and molds their finest features for his personal gallery of adulation. The Sculptor, Italy’s most notorious serial killer since the Monster of Florence, has confounded Rome’s police force. Their slew of suspects is growing as fast as their list of victims.

Mara Silvestri is a saucy female grad student seeking to shed her past. When she discovers that the Sculptor is stalking her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, she becomes wary of her relationships with fellow students, art professors, her business mentor, and Jesse, a sexy lothario and mysterious colleague. Barely thwarting the Sculptor’s attacks in Rome, Venice, Tuscany, and the Swiss Alps, Mara uncovers the family secrets in her past that draw him to her. Can Mara turn the tables on the Sculptor before he finally claims her as his prized masterpiece?

The Sculptor is the first in a new mystery series about Mara Silvestri, who, in this novel, is stalked by a notorious serial killer that preys on the female student body of Rome’s universities. It’s sure to please fans of Lisa Gardner, Douglas Preston, and Thomas Harris.
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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch by Elliott Capon

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCHMurder! Attempted murder! Arson! Blackmail! Suicide! Adultery!…and Nazi spies! You wouldn’t think all of this goes on at American Heartland Pictures, the bottom-of-the-barrelest most poverty-stricken of the Poverty Row studios in Hollywood in 1940…but it does! This lighthearted whodunit features the screenplays for two of the crappiest movie serials you’ve ever seen…and yet this is the best American Heartland can turn out.  A very funny mystery romp, this semi-sequel to THE CORPS VANISHES will have you laughing and guessing from start to finish.

“Best sequel I ever wrote.”  –Elliott Capon
“I didn’t read it.”–Mrs. Elliott Capon
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Fatal Consequences by JG Faherty

Fatal Consequences by JG FahertyWhen a bear attacks his family during a camping trip. Alec Winter runs and hides. When he returns, his children are dead and his wife badly injured. He carries her out of the woods, and everyone believes he’s a hero. But their deaths haunt him in his dreams, hauntings that become real on the anniversary of their deaths. Now their spirits are out for revenge, not only against Alec but against everyone who helped build him up as a hero. In the end, Alec sacrifices himself to end their escalating violence, but for Alec, death isn’t the end of his pain.

“When I read FATAL CONSEQUENCES, I was reminded again of just how good a writer J.G. Faherty is.  This is a lean, fast-paced thriller that had me engrossed from the first page to the last.  Highly recommended!” –John R. Little, author of LITTLE BY LITTLE, MIRANDA, and THE MEMORY TREE

“FATAL CONSEQUENCES is a really chilling ghost story. Weird with an unexpected twist.  Faherty writes like a dream.  I was propelled through the story by his suspenseful writing and finished it in one sitting.” – Erica Manfred, co-author, THE DEMON OF BROWNSVILLE ROAD, Berkley, 2014
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Glitch 1048 by R.V. Mikkelson

Glitch 1048 by R.V. MikkelsonWhen Paul Robinson, an out-of-work TV journalist, follows a lead on a seemingly minor glitch in the electronic voting machines, he wonders whether he might not uncover vote manipulation in Pennsylvania. Little does he know that this will plunge him into a chaotic world of deceit and murder. Someone desperately wants to keep secret some fact about the supposedly cutting-edge machines, and Paul finds he must rescue the lead programmer – himself burdened with debilitating mental issues – from peril. 

As Paul sets to interview elderly citizens who claim the machines changed their votes, he is pursued by a team of professional killers who don’t hesitate to use terrifyingly deadly force. The persons Paul sets out to interview turn up dead, while the police turn their focus of suspicion upon Paul. 

In an attempt to help a female journalist who reported on the story, Paul finds himself in the middle of a setup and is nearly killed. 

While he lies in a coma, his beautiful, brilliant and resourceful girlfriend is shocked to discover he has been roundly branded a sexual predator and a person of interest in several murders, with convincing proof behind the allegation. Is he? 

She is forced to decide, will she defend him from the secret group still hellbent on ending his life and follow-through on his quest for truth, or uncover something about him she never thought could be true? 

This fast-paced novel concludes with an explosive ending – a surprising and completely shocking revelation. 
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The Shield by Lynn Sholes & Joe Moore

The Shield by Lynn Sholes & Joe MooreOSI special agent Maxine Decker is back in this riveting follow-up to THE BLADE. She is called upon to locate and recover a mysterious artifact stolen from a blacker-than-black government facility. The missing item is a fragment that was found at the crash site of the Roswell UFO incident in 1947. Following the trail, Maxine discovers a sinister plot to use the technological data stored in the artifact to build a device called the Shield. The result will bring the United States and its allies to their knees without ever firing a shot.

She soon shifts from being the hunter to the hunted as she becomes a falsely accused international fugitive. Her only hope to redeem herself and stop the most dangerous event in modern history is to gain access to an underground facility in the remote desert of Sudan. As the clock ticks down to zero, Maxine risks all to save her country.
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Home Team by Ray Wenck

Home Team by Ray WenckIt’s never a good beginning when the the girl fails to show up for the first date. Tony is devastated until he discovers she did not show up for work either. Using Danny’s contacts they discover Marissa, an undercover cop, was working on infiltrating a new drug organization who has been eliminating the local competition. Within the department, it is feared, it might already be too late for Marissa, but Tony is not ready to give her up for dead.

Danny and Tony call in favors and hit contacts the police don’t have. The lead they develop has taken precious time. Forming a hasty plan, Danny, Tony and their team of friends set out on a rescue mission, but will Marissa still be alive.
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The Colony: Shift (Book 5 of The Colony Saga) by Michaelbrent Collings

the colonyThe dead are no longer the only threat…

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After all they have gone through, all their struggles to survive, Ken and his friends have found monsters within.

Ken is alone. Again separated from his family. And true friends have become enemies.

Now Ken must fight again. Alive, but alone. Separated not only by distance, but by speed. And other enemies will come as well. Forces beyond comprehension are at work.

And everything is about to change…
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Exiles: An Outsider Anthology by Paul D. Brazill

Exiles An Outsider Anthology by Paul D. BrazillExiles: An Outsider Anthology  is a collection of 26 short stories, all featuring the common theme of ‘outsiders’. Dedicated to Jeff Luke and Colin Graham. All proceeds go to the Marfan Foundation, in aid of people suffering from Marfan syndrome.

Contents:
INTRODUCTION: HEATH LOWRANCE
REFLECTIONS ON A DECADE IN THE WILD EAST – COLIN GRAHAM
EATING THE DREAM – K A LAITY
MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO DELHI – CHRIS RHATIGAN
BOXING DAY IN MUROS – STEVEN PORTER
WE ARE ALL SPECIAL CASES – PATTI ABBOTT
NEVER A VESSEL LARGE ENOUGH – RYAN SAYLES
THE SOLOMON SEA – GARETH SPARK
AGENT RAMIEL GETS THE CALL – PAMILA PAYNE
THE WEATHER PROPHET – PAUL D. BRAZILL
THE RAIN KING – JASON MICHEL
DULLCREEK – CARRIE CLEVENGER
IN AMERICA – DAVID MALCOLM
THE PLACE OF THE DEAD – NICK SWEENEY
DISAPPEARING ACT – SONIA KILVINGTON
WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR – ROB BRUNET
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY – JAMES A. NEWMAN
DEAD MAN WALKING – TESS MAKOVESKY
SHUT OUT THE LIGHT – CHRIS LEEK
FLYING IN AMSTERDAM – MCDROLL
THE TRIBE – RENATO BRATKOVIC
WETWORK – WALTER CONLEY
DIGGER DAVIES – MARIETTA MILES
TAKING OUT THE TRASH – AIDAN THORN
MISSING AN EAR – BENJAMIN SOBIECK
THE TENDER TRAP – GRAHAM WYND
FALLING THROUGH THE HOURGLASS – RICHARD GODWIN
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Labyrinth Society: The Versailles Vendetta by Angie Kelly

Labyrinth Society The Versailles Vendetta by Angie KellyWhen 12 year-old Mia Cornell is sent to live at the Tarpley Estate, her ninth foster home, she has no idea what she’s in for. Having a kind but mysterious foster mother and three quirky foster sisters is all well and good. Discovering that her new family is a secret society—they use a portal in their garden labyrinth to travel the globe seeking lost art, artifacts, and OSOs (objects of supernatural origin)—is something else entirely.

Mia barely has time to wrap her head around the truth when the Society’s latest job, tracking down Marie Antoinette’s necklace, goes sideways. Mia and her new siblings—Tomi, the historian; Devon, the hacker; and Lily, the muscle—must use their wits, plus a few cool OSOs filched from the Society’s vault, to stay a step ahead of a sinister enemy from their foster mother’s past. But just how far back does Mrs. Tarpley’s past go? And will Mia stand by her new family or cut and run when they need her the most?
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The Inheritor by Tom Wither

The Inheritor by Tom WitherAmerica’s Most Deadly Enemy is still loose . . . and he’s ready to move.

On the eve of the takedown of the world’s leading terrorist, his protégé eluded U.S. forces . . . and now he’s racing across four countries in a scenario that could happen tomorrow.
Following his dead mentor’s desire to reestablish the Islamic Caliphate, Aziz Abdul Muhammad, hand-picked by bin Laden himself, masterminds a series of attacks on the U.S. energy infrastructure that will reignite the war against the West. As his initial series of attacks creates mass panic, leaving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states in terrified darkness, the manhunt is on.

In a unique special operations force, veteran intelligence officer David Cain, along with Air Force Sergeant Emily Thompson and rookie FBI Agent Dave Johnson, leads the U.S. effort to find Aziz and his operations expert. From Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay to Chicago and the outskirts of Tehran, the force must halt Al Qaeda’s attempt to rise from the ashes of its former self—and stop the Inheritor before the rest of his terrifying plan unfolds.
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A Case Of Noir by Paul D. Brazill

A Case Of Noir by Paul D. BrazillIn snow smothered Warsaw, Luke Case, a boozy English hack with a dark secret, starts a dangerous affair with a gangster’s wife.

Case escapes to the sweltering Spanish heat where he meets a colourful cast of characters, including a mysterious torch singer and a former East End villain with a criminal business proposition.

In stormy Toulouse, he encounters a blast from the past that is positively seismic which forces him to return to England and confront his past.

A Case Of Noir is a strong shot of international noir from Paul D. Brazill
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Into the Devil’s Underground by Stacy Green

Into the Devil's Underground by Stacy Green“Why are you here?” Butterflies swarmed in her stomach. Sweat rolled down her forehead and stung her eyes.

Laugh lines appeared at the corners of the man’s eyes. “You don’t know, Miss Emilie?”

Her heart skidded to a stop. How does he know my name? Throat constricted, she shook her head.

“For you, Miss Emilie. I’m here for you.”

For Emilie Davis, it was business as usual in her job as bank manager of WestOne until two men storm in demanding cash. However, it doesn’t take long before Emilie learns one of the men isn’t there for money–he’s convinced they have a connection and has come to claim her. And he won’t give up.

When hostage negotiator Nathan Madigan and Las Vegas SWAT enter the bank on a rescue mission, Emilie’s captor makes a shocking escape into the abyss that lies beneath the city: the Las Vegas storm drains, a refuge for the downtrodden and the desperate.
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Thief of Souls by JG Faherty

Thief of Souls by JG FahertyPerry didn’t want to be a thief. He simply needed to make back the money he lost on a bad business investment. Just three houses, then he can stop. But someone must be running a scam on him, trying to frighten him into turning himself in. He hears noises at night, small fires start in his house, and his dreams are filled with terrible nightmares.

Soon Perry begins to fear it’s no mere scam—something unholy and inhuman is playing a game of cat and mouse with him. Perry has stolen an ancient idol…an idol that just might be haunted. Now someone – or something – wants to teach Perry a lesson, a lesson that will destroy everything and everyone that Perry loves.

“Reminiscent of the pulp classics from Weird Tales or Unknown Worlds, JG Faherty’s THIEF OF SOULS is a delightful reimagining of old-school horror. Fans of the genre will eat it up!”—Patrick Freivald, two-time Bram Stoker Award®-nominated author of SPECIAL DEAD and JADE SKY
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