This fast, paced action-packed, harrowing action-adventure-sci-fi novel features Daiman Wynter, an agent for the clandestine black agency known as Majic-12. When a restricted site is breeched and a 4,000 year old flying saucer goes missing, it’s up to Wynter, Michelle Martin and their extraction team to retrieve it. Crossing into a parallel earth where Reptilians evolved into a humanoid species, the team finds danger and death at every turn.
Claire Parks fought her way back from the brink of death and now it’s time to celebrate and paint the town red–or at least pink. Letting herself be seduced by a rugged lumberjack who exudes sex appeal seems like just what the doctor ordered. Little does Claire know that the smoldering stranger is undercover police detective Bud Morrison.
When Claire’s life is threatened, Bud leaps into action. Rescuing women is what Bud does best and he pulls out all the stops. He knows just how to protect her, and he’ll do whatever it takes, including keeping her under lock and key. But Claire has fought too hard for life to let herself be locked away and treated like blown glass.
She’s flesh and blood, and all woman. Bud will have to meet her halfway if he wants to make her his, and if they’re to have a hope in hell of outrunning the danger at their heels…
Feisty television host Savanna Bunkett exposes government cover-ups on her award-winning show, The Bunk Stops Here. When she digs into a rumor about a top-secret government project that’s producing “super soldiers” for the president, she suddenly finds herself on an assassin’s hit list.
He’s the man who knows the truth.
Navy SEAL Lieutenant Trace Hunter is the only soldier to survive Project 24. After refusing a direct order from the president, he was branded a traitor, and his career imploded after the sexy reporter turned him into a national headline. He now works undercover for Shadow Force International, a secret group of former SEALs helping those who have nowhere else to turn, using his enhanced skills to fight for justice and protect the innocent. His first assignment? Protect Savanna from the one man who wants them both dead—the president.
For Raegan “Rae” Storm, the trouble in her life is as permanent as the tattoo stamped on her shoulder. After witnessing a double murder, she becomes the target of a bloodthirsty mafia and enters the Witness Protection Program in exchange for her testimony. With her life on the line, the last thing she expects is to lose her heart to the mysterious, handsome Quinn Bronson, the U.S. Marshal protecting her.
Driven by honor and his commitment to his job, Bronson rescues Rae from threats time and time again, but fighting off hit men is easier than ignoring his attraction for the one woman he should never desire: the witness. As danger presses in on Bronson and Rae, neither knows whom they can trust, and their forbidden love could be what destroys them.
Soaring like a falcon at the speed of light!
She’s . . . ELECTROMANCER!
When arch villain Momo threatens to destroy the world with The Big Zapper – a weapon of mass destruction the likes of which has never been seen before – it’s up to Alexa Manchester and her new electricity-harnessing superpowers to stop him.
With a little help from her sexy chauffeur, Sigfred Sawyer, and some exciting encounters with the mysterious and handsome Blue Arrow, soon Alexa’s love life is charged up, too. And to defeat the seemingly invincible Momo, it might just take the naturally super power of love to save the day.
Offering all the Kabam! Pow! Zap! of beloved comic book sagas with the beating heart of a love story, this over-the-top, genre-blending send-up is sure to delight superhero fans and romance readers alike.
Struggling actress Violet Edmondson has always believed that she’d become a famous movie star. She’s exceptionally beautiful and immensely talented. But the success she’s always expected, always craved, hasn’t happened. Her husband, Richard, has failed her—he works for a powerful talent agency, but he’s only an assistant and can’t help further her career. Although Richard does everything he can to please his wife, Violet is unsatisfied in her marriage, frustrated with life.
Then, Richard wheedles an invitation to an important Hollywood gala, but Violet refuses to go because she doesn’t have the right jewelry. Richard borrows from his meager retirement fund to buy her a necklace but, to save money, takes her to a shop that carries discounted merchandise. Violet is about to walk out of the store when she notices a case containing a rare antique necklace made of black platinum and the rare gemstone Alexandrite. Violet becomes enthralled with the necklace, but the strange old man who owns the shop tells her it’s not for sale. Eventually, though, Richard manages to convince the shopkeeper to sell him the necklace.
A girl’s body is found. Her eyes, ears, and mouth have been sewn shut.
DCI Jack Callum leads the investigation into this gruesome crime which shatters the peace of a sleepy 1950s English town. Images of three monkeys are sent to the police to taunt them: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Something very nasty is going on and more victims come to light. Who is doing this and why? DCI Callum looks like he’s closing in on the culprits, but then a team of detectives from London is brought in to take over the case.
In a breathtaking finale, Callum must race against time, and break his own rules, to save someone very close to him.
If you like Robert Galbraith, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer. Full of wonderful period detail and twists and turns.
A vanishing corpse…a clout on the head…industrial espionage with millions of dollars at stake…an international conspiracy that threatens the 1988 Summer Olympics…These are just some of the problems private investigator Eliot Cross has to untangle in CROSSFIRE: THE SCALES OF JUSTICE, the newest novel from popular author John Hegenberger. Fast-paced, filled with mystery, action, and humor, CROSSFIRE is a private eye yarn in the classic mold and a sure bet for entertainment.
Crossfire is the third Eliot Cross book, following Cross Examinations and Tripl3 Cross.
“Cross is engaging, the secondary characters are colorful and skillfully drawn, the writing is crisp and well-paced. It all makes for an entertaining trip down the hardboiled side of the street.” – Wayne D. Dundee
Malcolm Cavanaugh Bleekston, MC Bleak, McBleak, is a one percenters who steals from his fellow swells. In The Extractors, he puts his life on the line to take a greedy man’s gain while – then it all goes sideways..
Ned “Noc” Brenner is a drifter extreme athlete versed at underground fighting to free diving. in The Anti-Gravity Steal Noc must use all his abilities to prevent wholesale destruction.
Part Shaft and part Batman sans the cowl, Luke Warfield, the Essex Man, goes on the hunt in 10 Seconds to Death uncovering ghosts from his past, but must stop a deadly plan of mass slaughter in his own backyard. Plus, a bonus Essex Man short story, “Murder by Remote Control” is in this collection
THE WORLD BENEATH:
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell drops you into a vast, dark world: 100 miles of living, breathing, tunnels that is the New York City underground. This subterranean labyrinth inhales three million bustling commuters every day. And every day, it breathes them all out again… except for one. Software millionaire Joe Tesla is set to ring the bell on Wall Street the morning his company goes public. On what should be the brightest day in his life, he is instead struck with severe agoraphobia. The sudden dread of the outside is so debilitating, he can’t leave his hotel at Grand Central Terminal, except to go underground. Bad luck for Joe, because in the tunnels lurk corpses and murderers, an underground Victorian mansion and a mysterious bricked-up 1940s presidential train car. Joe and his service dog, Edison, find themselves pursued by villains and police alike, their only salvation now is to unearth the mystery that started it all, a deadly, contagious madness on the brink of escaping The World Beneath.
It’s been a stressful couple of months for bartender, Hope Foster, so her best friend Ruby treats her to an afternoon of holistic pampering with therapist Pandora Williams. But what should be a relaxing getaway turns into a murder scene when Hope and Ruby stumble across Pandora’s lifeless body in the kitchen next to a killer cocktail.
Hope is convinced that the police are barking up the wrong tree when it comes to suspects. But as she digs further into Pandora’s past, it’s seems she’s opening the proverbial box.
Twenty years ago, Pandora’s daughter, Jenna, disappeared one night after arranging to meet her fiancé, Tim, to break off their engagement. Pandora had always believed that Tim killed her daughter, although she’d never been able to prove it. Is Pandora’s murder connected with a decades-old family tragedy? Or has someone used the past as a convenient way to frame the fiancé?
* All of the finest law enforcement and counterterrorism minds in the country are convinced that the bomb is destined for a weekday detonation in San Francisco, killing millions with the blast, poisoning millions more with radiation, and killing tens of millions more when the San Andreas fault slips and an earthquake rips up the coast of California…..all, that is but Michael Cornell, the FBI agent in charge of the case.
* “Are you telling me that an atomic bomb in Wyoming – in September – after the tourist season – will kill more people than a noonday blast in downtown San Francisco?” Says a senior FBI executive to the Vice President of the United States. “Sir, you have no idea.” The VP responds. “It will set off the Yellowstone volcano, which will end the world.”
Carol Andrews can’t believe her luck when her husband, Jim, surprises her with a second honeymoon trip to Florida. But there’s a catch – it’s really a business trip, not the romantic getaway Carol expects. Jim’s been called out of retirement to create a marketing plan for a new television game show aimed at Baby Boomers, The Second Honeymoon Game, and the pilot episode will be shot in the Sunshine State. The honeymoon is really over when the show’s executive producer, none other than Carol’s grammar school boyfriend, winds up dead on Carol and Jim’s first night in Florida. And their son, Mike, is the police’s number one suspect.
When his girlfriend Miranda’s father calls in a favour, Thomas must use all his surveillance skills to investigate the attack for a man he despises. Jack Langton may be in prison now, but he is still pulling the strings and everybody’s dancing. As Thomas delves deeper, he finds out the truth about Miranda’s past and his investigation takes him closer to the dark heart of the Shadow State. It’s going to get messy.
Cause & Effect is the third in the Thomas Bladen series, following Standpoint and Line of Sight. The books can be read sequentially or as standalone novels.
“Love the characters and the plots. Haven’t read a series this good in years. Please keep writing them!”
Savanah, Georgia; a predator on the streets, children gone missing, five and six year old boys, pitiful remains recovered from the river weeks or months later, abducted, sexually violated, thrown away to drown when used up. The predator stumbles, a mistake made, a physical connection is found and a suspect becomes the prime defendant in a sensational murder trial. The legal system is human, and uncertain, and fallible, and when the trial goes sideways…Low Country, a serial redneck pedophile killer; a solid and righteous redneck cop frustrated with a legal system he’s sworn to uphold; a former Army MP now a man Friday who hasn’t forgotten the game; a cardiac/thoracic surgeon grinding a very deep, very personal axe tasked with saving the predator’s life; the surgeon’s therapist, a one-time LA gang-banger felon-turned-priest (think Danny Trejo) who knows the truth straight from the predator’s mouth; a former victim of the predator, now grown, a man of God himself, with a warning about the fallacy of the legal system and the slipperiness of the predator, and let’s see, oh yeah, the predator’s blood kin cousin, a psycho 6’5″ up-country hillbilly who likes to beat the snot outta big bad dogs and big bad people; a Desert Storm vet and daddy who most definitely has a reason to off the bad guy and the skill set to do so; local bible-thumping citizens unsettled over the predator in their midst and not bashful about what should be done to the man in a biblical sense; someone who takes his neighbors’ beliefs to heart and puts them into practice for real; and weaving in and out of the mix: three little monkeys jumpinig on the bed who keep showing up at the worst of times with a different slant on things, very different, since they’re dead and all, ya see, and…Low Country. Bible-belt Southern black and white justice, maybe, and well, hell, wait for it.
Some skills never fade…
Raised by con artists, Emily Moore has done her share of manipulating others to make ends meet. She’s working hard to go legit and make up for her past, but she still knows how to spot an easy mark. And when to walk away from a bad situation. Emily learned life’s lessons the hard way, and now a tough exterior hides her one weakness—her love for the man who left her.
Some hurts never heal…
After a high profile murder, Detective Adam Wilde’s brother disappears, becoming both the Las Vegas Police Department’s primary suspect and the real killer’s target. Tanner has hardly been an upstanding citizen, but Adam believes he’s innocent. He suspects an underground group called the Redemption Club, which trades in dark deeds, is behind the murder, and it’s essential he finds his brother before the Club does. If anyone can think like his brother, Tanner’s childhood friend Emily can. But first, Adam will have to repair their friendship and make up for hurting her—even if his rejection was intended to protect them both.
In Lisa Gardner’s second short story, after the New York Times bestseller The 7th Month, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases—a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution . . . and a severed leg.
With Gardner’s trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, Three Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.’s storied career. Includes an early look at Lisa Gardner’s next novel of suspense, Find Her, coming February 9, 2016.
“For years Lisa Gardner has been one of the best in the thriller business, but Find Her is something new: taut psychological suspense, an intricate mystery, emotionally devastating, ultimately empowering—a novel that should not be missed.”—Harlan Coben
Born a slave, Bass Reeves would go on to be one of the fiercest, most resourceful lawman-bounty man in the Indian Territories of the Wild West. His life serves as the basis for these four stories, each 15,000 words. Bass’ life is also slated to be an HBO miniseries, but you can enjoy the excitement of his adventures in these stories – Ride from Three Devils (by yours truly), Whiskey Road, No Master but Duty and a Town Named Affliction — that make the Hateful 8 look tame!
“The greatest lawman you never heard of” — Ron Fortier, managing editor of Airship 27
BASS REEVES is available from Amazon.
Born under a bad sign with family roots in Texas near the Guadalupe River and the Mississippi Delta, Gary Phillips must keep writing to forestall his appointment at the crossroads. Recent work includes co-editing and contributing to the sci-fi anthology Occupied Earth, stories about life and resistance under the alien bootheels of the Mahk-Ra, and has short stories in Jewish Noir and Asian Pulp.
From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes an gripping new historical true crime short,: Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson.
On Monday, December 4, 1933, attractive New York attorney Agnes Colonia Tufverson, 43, and Ivan Poderjay, a captain in the Yugoslav army, ten years her junior, got married at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City. What promised to be a storybook romance for Agnes, with a bright future of travel and adventure turned out to be anything but for the.
Two weeks after the couple tied the knot and had booked passage on the S.S. Hamburg ocean liner for what was supposed to be a European honeymoon, Agnes Tufverson mysteriously vanished under suspicious circumstances. She was never to be seen nor heard from again.
It?s the cold case that?s haunted Logan for seven years. The man who kidnapped the mayor’s daughter … and did worse things to other girls on the cusp of womanhood. The lowlife who vanished without a trace after Logan blew his chance to catch him.
Today: Human Trafficking
When a crime family starts grabbing teenage girls off the streets of Los Angeles and forcing them into a lfe of prostitution, Logan and his crew aim to track them down. The search leads them from the sprawl of the San Fernando Valley to the desolation of the Antelope Valley to the dirt and stench of a downtown Los Angeles truck stop. He deals with the best of the best and the worst of the nasty. He employs resources old and new, from friend-with-benefits Suzy Coulson, proprietor of a halfway house for abused women, to longtime comrade Thomas Jefferson Adams, a man who thinks nothing of hijacking a shipment of Stinger missiles if it’s to protect his family.
Jim Sharkey, a failed banker, is both the hunter and the hunted. Left to die in the Mojave desert he survives and seeks revenge. The flow of money through the global banking system was once his life-blood. Now it threatens to be his poison. London, Zurich, and the Isle of Man set the stage for the adrenalin-fueled climax.
Dr Paul Rook, cynical philosopher, loving father and private detective has just taken on an investigation which threatens to consume him. It is his most perverse and personal case yet. Mercedes, Rook’s childhood friend turned supermodel, is being hounded by the press and the law after deeply disturbing child pornography, featuring the much loved star, is leaked all over the internet.
The video goes viral and her reputation is shot. The model’s brother enlists Rook’s help to crack the case as Mercedes denies all involvement.
Cass, Rook’s brilliantly clever daughter, insists on helping him get to the heart of the matter—after all, this case is taking them to the Costa del Sol.
But as more sex tapes appear and the death toll mounts, Rook gets dragged further into a dark world of kinks, pimps, incest and the morally depraved.
The philosopher is led on by an enigmatic character with a penchant for warped religious symbolism, known only as Legion. Rook must play the Legion’s sickening games, descending through Dante’s seven layers of hell, in order to solve the mystery of the fake and indecent films.
Caroline Harper still thinks of him every day. For more than fifty years, not a day goes by when Caroline doesn’t think of her brother Andy. The last time she saw Andy was when he left home to spend thirty days at Florida’s largest reform school. Caroline’s family was told that Andy ran away in the middle of the night.
Fifty years later, Sean O’Brien receives a letter from a dead man. A year earlier the man had hired Sean O’Brien and chartered his boat for a fishing trip. Now the man is reaching from the grave to hire him again. But this time it’s to find a killer.
Jackson County—the location of the old reform school, still carries smoldering baggage from the Civil War, and after a half-century, there are those who don’t want a forensics investigation on the property, because to do so will reveal one of the nation’s darkest secrets.
Undercover agent Omar Zagouri has been ordered to Giza. A prominent Egyptologist was murdered, and a priceless artifact—the only complete version of the Book of the Dead—is missing. Omar is still reeling from the recent disappearance of his girlfriend, Mia Golding, but he puts his quest to find her on hold to track down the lost piece of history.
Omar’s mission is not just to locate the sacred book; he must also rescue the two archaeologists kidnapped and forced to translate its hieroglyphics under threat of death. Their kidnapper is determined to discover the text’s rumored explosive revelation: that Moses did not receive the Ten Commandments from God but instead copied them from the Egyptians. Though Omar’s need to find Mia grows more urgent, he must focus on finding the enemy who will stop at nothing to ignite a controversy that will change history, and the world, forever.
Going after some ruthless kidnappers, who want NATO’s secrets, is one thing…going into Russia is another altogether. But when one of Reardon’s crew is being held, he says to hell with it, no matter if he’s risking starting World War 3! Why not add the CIA and the State Department to your list of enemies when your most important job is staying alive hour by hour, minute by minute. Hard Boiled Action Adventure Thriller from L. J. Martin
To escape a murderous stalker, Caitlin Fitzgerald flees her home in Ireland and takes a governess job in the top end of Australia, determined to guard her heart against further hurt. In her chosen safe haven, she has poisonous snakes, wild boar and crocodiles to contend with. She learns to deal with those. But there are two men at Tall Trees cattle station who test her resolve. The very handsome and moody station owner, Jake Monterey, who has issues of his own, and Harry Phillips, the big, easy-going station hand.
Jake has two adorable children, and Caitlin loves her job, but when danger follows, must she flee again?
An accident during the construction of a tunnel under the Bering Sea leads to the discovery of evidence that hints at the survival of an unknown protohuman species. A team of experts is dispatched into the caverns in hopes of finding the primates before the unstable strata causes their extinction. Something else lurks in the darkness, though…a creature that’s evolved into a predator unlike any the world has ever known, and it’s up to the scientists to make sure that it never reaches the surface.
SUBTERRESTRIAL is available from Amazon.
Michael McBride was born in Colorado and still resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. He hates the snow, but loves the Avalanche. He works with medical radiation, yet somehow managed to produce five children, none of whom, miraculously, have tails, third eyes, or other random mutations. He writes fiction that runs the gamut from thriller to horror to science fiction…and loves every minute of it.
Seatown may not have a lot going for it – apart from the Roy Orbison lookalikes and Super Seventies Special every Thursday night, of course – but it is at least the place Mark Hammonds calls home. And after a decade away, it’s the place he returns to when he has nowhere else to go.
From dead bikers to dodgy drug deals, from one downbeat bar to another, from strippers to gangsters and back again: the luckless former musician bounces from one misdeed to the next along with a litany of old acquaintances, almost as though he never left. And if only he can shake off everybody who wants to kill, maim or otherwise hurt him, maybe he could even think about staying.
After all, there’s no place like home, eh?
Jeremy Booth leads a simple life, scraping by in the gay neighborhood of Seattle, never letting his lack of material things get him down. But the one thing he really wants—someone to love—seems elusive. Until the couple next door moves in and Jeremy sees the man of his dreams, Shane McCallister, pushed down the stairs by a brute named Cole.
Jeremy would never go after another man’s boyfriend, so he reaches out to Shane in friendship while suppressing his feelings of attraction. But the feeling of something being off only begins with Cole being a hard-fisted bully—it ends with him seeming to be different people at different times. Some days, Cole is the mild-mannered John and then, one night in a bar, he’s the sassy and vivacious drag queen Vera.
So how can Jeremy rescue the man of his dreams from a situation that seems to get crazier and more dangerous by the day? By getting close to the couple next door, Jeremy not only puts a potential love in jeopardy, but eventually his very life.
Winter 1944. As German forces launch a massive surprise attack through the frozen Ardennes Forest, two snipers find themselves aiming for a rematch. Caje Cole is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains of the American South, while Kurt Von Stenger is the deadly German “Ghost Sniper.” Having been in each other’s crosshairs before, they fight a final duel during Germany’s desperate attempt to turn the tide of war in what will come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge. Can the hunter defeat the marksman? Even in the midst of war, some battles are personal.
“In Ardennes Sniper, David Healey continues the duel he began in Ghost Sniper, once again capturing the science and cunning of those who wage war one well-aimed shot at a time.” —William Peter Grasso, author of the Jock Miles WW2 series