Penitence by Ann Simas

Penitence by Ann SimasWhere there’s smoke…

Andi Comstock has grown used to smelling the smoke that pervades her office every time a cremation takes place in the mortuary next door. She even enjoys the moment or two when each soul stops to chat with her on the way to the Pearly Gates.

But one day, a Smokie says something that leads her to believe he may be headed in the other direction. “I did something bad, Andi, and I don’t know how to fix it.”

Sometimes, it means murder…
Andi isn’t a person who can let a plea for help go unanswered. Her sleuthing cohort, Father Riley, sometimes compares her to St. Jeanne d’Arc, fighting battles on behalf of others. Andi knows she’s no saint, but she doesn’t run from trouble, either.

This time, she may wish she had.
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The Medinandi License by Randall Reneau

The Medinandi License by Randall ReneauGeologist Trace Brandon has been in Mali less than two months. He’s nearly been killed twice, lost a drilling rig to a well-placed RPG, and fallen for Peace Corps volunteer Molly Wainwright. All pretty much SOP for West Africa, until his friend Gordon Watson is brutally kidnapped by Al Qaeda.

Running out of time to meet the ransom demands, Trace turns to a Malian arms dealer and a French-Canadian ex-mobster for help. Together, they come up with a risky, highly illegal scheme to rescue Gordon.

If the plan goes south, Trace knows he could end up in prison—or the Bamako expatriate cemetery on Rue de Dakar…
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Disruption by Chuck Barrett

Disruption by Chuck BarrettThere are two types of people: those who have been hacked and know it, and those who have been hacked and don’t know it.

Former Naval Intelligence Officer turned secret operative Jake Pendleton finds himself in a pulse-pounding race to stop a cyber-terrorist from releasing a string of the most heinous cyber-crimes the world has ever seen. Crimes that could render the world’s advanced technology useless.

Jake teams with his partner, Francesca Catanzaro, to track down their only lead, a white-hat hacker in Italy known only as The Jew. A man who might hold the key to stop a group of black-hat hackers from causing worldwide chaos—tag named Disruption.

After a search of the hacker’s flat in Rome turns up empty, Jake and Francesca follow the clues—a trail of dead bodies that leads them across Europe. Along the way, Jake discovers a possible link between recent hacks and a Malaysian airliner that mysteriously disappeared.
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Murder of the Hula Dancers (Leila Kahana Mysteries, Book 3) by R. Barri Flowers

murder of the hula dancersMurder of the Hula Dancers is the third book in the popular Leila Kahana series of Maui mystery and suspense novels, following Murder in Maui and Murder on Kaanapali Beach, by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.

Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her partner Detective Jonny Chung investigate the murders of beautiful hula dancers by a serial killer dubbed the, “Hula Killer.” Each victim was stabbed to death. As they chase leads and suspects, Leila starts to believe that Chung might be a dirty cop. But should she act on her suspicions and report it to her boss Lieutenant Blake Seymour?

In the meantime, Leila is in the midst of a new relationship with handsome restaurateur Maxwell Kishimoto. When he asks her to marry him, she’s conflicted due to her conservative upbringing, career, and independence.

Also in the Homicide Unit, Detectives Trent Ferguson and Rachel Lancaster investigate the murder of a woman whose charred corpse was found in a vehicle along a deserted road. Could solving one case help solve the other? Or be an impediment?
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The Yemen Contract by Arthur Kerns

The Yemen Contract by Arthur KernsOnce again CIA operative Hayden Stone has his work cut out for him. Abdul Wahab seeks to make a power grab in the exotic land of Yemen and establish a terrorist base from which to launch an attack on Europe.

Wahab lures Stone to Yemen by kidnapping his partner CIA officer Sandra Harrington in Sicily. Stone comfortably operates in the mysterious, exotic world of Yemen where tribal leaders vie for power with the central government, al Qaeda exerts its influence through murder and mayhem, and double-dealing among Bedouin and townspeople is a national pastime.

The cat and mouse game goes from the capital Sana’a, to the deserts in the far east of the country, and to the mountain villages in the north. Stone has a personal stake in this mission, but can never keep his eye off of the greater plot developing, the one that puts millions in peril, and that only he can stop.
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Insurrectio by Alison Morton

Insurrectio by Alison Morton‘The second fall of Rome?’
Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and imperial councillor in early 1980s Roma Nova, scoffs at her intelligence chief when he throws a red file on her desk. But it may be too late to save Roma Nova from meltdown and herself from destruction by her lifelong enemy.…

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.…
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The Media Murders by Lee Gimenez

The Media Murders by Lee GimenezBefore breaking an explosive story, a famous New York Times reporter dies under suspicious circumstances. Then a well-known TV reporter commits suicide. Suspecting foul play, the FBI’s John Ryan and Erin Welch investigate. As they probe the mysterious deaths, they uncover a shocking truth: Reporters are being murdered to suppress the news. More shocking is who they suspect is responsible for the killings. Can John Ryan and Erin Welch survive as they try to expose the conspiracy? Or will they be murdered by the assassins sent to keep them from revealing the truth?

• “A riveting, page-turning thriller.”
• “Fast paced and exciting … one of the best books I’ve read this year.”
• “A mystery thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page.”
• “Explosive action. Crisp, witty dialogue. A fun ride.”
• “Snappy dialogue and cool, sexy characters.”
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Unity by Jeremy Robinson

Unity by Jeremy RobinsonEuphemia Williams, known to her few friends as Effie, and everyone else as Eff-Bomb, will punch you for looking at her funny, for using her full name or for noticing that she’s a genius. But when an elite global entity known as Unity takes note of her intelligence and offers her a chance to escape the hum-drum life of a foster-child, she signs up. At best, she expects her time abroad to be a vacation. At worst, an actual challenge. But what she finds, upon being swept up in a futuristic transport, is far, far worse.

En route to a secret location in the Pacific, a meteor punches through the atmosphere triggering an electromagnetic pulse that sends the transport plummeting to the ocean. While fighting to escape the crash and climb onto an island beach, the meteor slams into the sea. A tsunami races across the island, pursuing Effie and her fellow survivors deeper into the volcanic island’s lush jungle.
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Redline by Alex Shaw

Redline by Alex ShawREDLINE – Jack Tate part two.

China has attacked the US with an EMP bomb, but China is not the only nation state threatening the ‘land of the free’.

Cloaked by chaos, a clandestine Russian operation is underway on US soil; but what is the mission objective? And what is their leader’s secret agenda?

Uncovering this plot, Jack Tate races to Washington to find his brother; but for the former SAS trooper, turned MI6 operative, things are never easy, today things will be deadly.

In Washington one diplomat is murdered and another is missing. Investigating this, as the EMP strikes, Metro PD Detective Jon Chang finds that he alone is left to follow the trail. But can Chang defeat the demons that have cost him his family, before the death toll rises?
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What Meets the Eye by David DeLee

What Meets the Eye by David DeLeeA young boy. Stolen cookies. An ordinary family with a deadly secret.

Accused of something he didn’t do, nine-year-old Tommy Hendrickson hires hard-boiled, tough-guy, private investigator Brice Bannon to clear his name and bring the real perpetrator to justice. Tommy’s offense—stealing cookies from the cookie jar.

But as Bannon tries to help, he learns the hard way no good deed goes unpunished when there’s more to the story than what meets the eye.
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Isolation by SJ Gardiner

Isolation by SJ GardinerThe most dangerous enemy is the one you can’t see…

Hundreds of lives are at risk as infectious diseases specialist Dr Julia Sinclair races to defeat a lethal outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The real danger though lurks unseen in the shadows – a serial killer who will stop at nothing to make their twisted plan a reality.

As Dr. Sinclair battles to save her hospital and her patients she realises that all is not as it seems and the truth is even more terrifying than anyone could ever have imagined.
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Shadow of Death – The Team IV by David M. Salkin

Shadow of Death - The Team IV by David M. SalkinWhen deep cover CIA agent Apo Yessayan hears Spanish being spoken in northern Syria, he knows something evil is afoot. A new unholy alliance, between ISIS and a powerful Mexican drug cartel, will bring grave danger to the porous American border. Apo and The Team are called in for a covert special operation in Mexico against the cartels.

As Apo works his way into the underworld of the Mexican drug cartels for a face-to-face meeting with their leader El Gato, The Team is inserted by submarine to assault El Gato’s estate-fortress. Although the United States and Mexico have planned the capture of El Gato together, not everyone has the same agenda—and knowing who to trust means the difference between life and death.
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A Touch of Morning Calm by Wayne Zurl

A Touch of Morning Calm by Wayne ZurlA TOUCH OF MORNING CALM…(Sam Jenkins Mystery #5)

Chief Sam Jenkins runs headlong into Tennessee’s faction of Korean organized crime when a mobster tries to shake down two former call girls attempting to establish a legitimate business. Soon, bodies begin piling up—all with a Korean connection—in Sam’s town of Prospect and nearby Knoxville.

Sorting truth from fiction calls for more than Sam and his officers can handle, so he turns to the women in his life for assistance. His wife, Kate, Sergeant Bettye Lambert and TV news anchor, Rachel Williamson contribute significantly in clearing the convoluted homicides.
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Cold London Blues by Paul D Brazill

Cold London Blues by Paul D BrazillA killer priest is on the rampage across London and an egotistical Hollywood action movie star is out for revenge when is his precious comic book collection is stolen. Meanwhile, gangster Marty Cook’s dreams of going legit swiftly turn pear shaped when one of his bouncers accidentally kills one of his salsa club’s regular customers. Razor sharp wisecracks, gaudy characters and even gaudier situations abound in Cold London Blues, a violent and pitch-black Brit Grit comedy of errors.

“If you took Ken Bruen’s candor, the best of Elmore Leonard’s dialogues, sprinkled in some Irvine Welsh, and dragged it all through the dirtiest ditch in South London, the result will be something akin to Brazill’s writing.” – Gabino Iglesias (author of Zero Saints and Gutmouth)
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Untouchable by Sibel Hodge

Untouchable by Sibel HodgeA Conspiracy. A cover-up. And a whistle-blower who knows too much. You think you know who to trust? You’re wrong. And the truth may kill you…Untouchable is a chillingly dark psychological thriller from the No 1 Bestselling Author of Look Behind You.

~~ Inspired by real UK police investigations, this book contains scenes which some readers may find disturbing ~~

It’s Maya and Jamie’s anniversary, and she waits with excitement for him to return home for a celebratory dinner. There’s a knock at the door. It’s the police. Jamie has been found hanging in a local wood.

His death is ruled a suicide, but Maya doesn’t believe Jamie would take his own life. Something isn’t right. Someone has broken into her house. Someone is watching her. And someone has gone to great lengths to cover up what Jamie was doing before he died.
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The Price of Normal by Meb Bryant

The Price of Normal by Meb BryantTHE PRICE OF NORMAL by Meb Bryant is a psychological thriller about a diagnosed sociopath who wants to experience normal. Can a sociopath abandon his natural instincts? He uses several names but never his own since his death twelve years ago. Others have labeled him as a sociopath and he accepts that term and credits the sociopathy for his business success. Although he wants to change and be like normal people, he believes only the perfect woman can make that happen. While scouting a football game to feed his appetites, he spots her, and there’s no doubt in his mind that she’s The One. He executes the perfect plan to kidnap her and take her to his place in the country…to have and to hold till death do them part. Unfortunately for him, the people who care for her won’t let that happen.
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Shattered Spirits by L.L. Bartlett

Shattered Spirits by L.L. BartlettWhile riding his new racing bike, Jeff is hit by an SUV, an accident which has a cascade effect on his life. He loses his job to a replacement, his girlfriend pressures him to move in, his bank accounts are hacked, and a restless spirit begs for his help—all in less than a week. But it’s soon apparent that his so-called random accident is anything but, and the murder of a close friend has a hobbled Jeff on the run. Can he discover who’s out to destroy his life—and threaten those he loves most.
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Brutal Obsession (The Safeguard Series, Book One) by Kennedy Layne

brutal obsessionFrom USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne comes a thrilling new military romantic suspense series that will leave you on the edge of your seat…

Keane Sanderson never thought he’d survive to see a day past his latest deployment with the United States Marines in Iraq. That was six years ago and he’s finally ready to ease off the accelerator. A unique opportunity to work for a top-shelf security and investigations firm in Florida is right up his alley.

Ashlyn Ellis had everything she’d ever wanted–a high-profile career as a federal prosecutor, an upscale apartment in the city, and a beach house for when she needed to decompress from all the stress that accompanied the job. All three are threatened when she realizes someone has been following her every move for a very long time.

When Ashlyn comprehends the lengths her pursuer is willing to take things, she calls in a favor. She never expected her plea for assistance to materialize in the form of Keane Sanderson–the one man who had every reason to revel in her misfortune. She’s finally given the chance to rekindle the flames of desire she never should have extinguished, just in time for it all to be taken away when the stalker takes his obsession a step too far.
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The Assassin’s Case by Craig Alexander

The Assassin's Case by Craig AlexanderFor twelve years former FBI agent Grant Sawyer has longed for the day when he can reap vengeance on the man who murdered his family. When he foils the theft of a briefcase containing an exotic biological weapon, he gets his chance.

“Craig Alexander’s latest is a page-turning thriller that is a bold mix of Biblical themes and mainstream grit. Alexander takes the reader on a thrill-ride exploration of the need for vengeance and its effect on the body, mind and soul.” Jeremy Robinson – the #1 bestselling Action-Adventure and #1 bestselling Science Fiction author of more than thirty novels including his runaway indie hit RAGNAROK, ISLAND 731, PROJECT NEMESIS, SECONDWORLD, THE ANTARKTOS SAGA, and the exciting Jack Sigler series.
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44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul and Payback by Gary Phillips

44 Caliber Funk by Gary PhillipsReturn with us now to those purple haze days of platform shoes, rhinestone studded sunglasses, hippies, the Panthers, bra burning, Vietnam disco, Blaxploitation…and so much more.

44 CALIBER FUNK is an all-new, all original collection of stories in the funkafized vein by the likes of the bestselling Elaine Viets and Robert Levinson, the Anthony and Macavity nominated Travis Richardson, Holly West, Shamus award winning John Shepphird, former PI Jerry Keneally and more. Edited by Gary Phillips and Robert J. Randisi, founder of the Private Eye Writers of America.

In paper, e-book and limited edition hardback from Moonstone Books.

“And here’s the other thing about Bob Randisi: yes, his career’s long, and distinguished, and bountiful. But in my opinion — not humble, but in this case, informed — what’s really special about Bob, and the reason he deserves every honor we can give him, is how much he’s done for the rest of us.”
— S.J. Rozan
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Born To Love: Keiki & Lia Thriller (Lei Crime Kindle Worlds) by Amy Shojai

Born to loveA puppy’s job is to learn. Keiki relishes the sights, sounds and smells of her world, but people frustrate and confuse her. Why do humans control all the good stuff?

Lia Corazon channels her energy and emotions into the dogs she trains in her North Texas kennel. She especially enjoys four-month-old Keiki’s enthusiasm, but the pup’s owner makes her uneasy. There’s something very…wrong about him.

When a vicious storm, violent flood, and scary creatures menace Keiki, her Rottweiler bravery comes through. But what can a good-dog do when a human enemy threatens? Keiki must use all she’s learned if she’s to save Lia from a killer.
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The Warrior’s Seal by Ronie Kendig

The Warrior's Seal by Ronie KendigThe prequel novella (and free!) to Conspiracy of Silence, Tox Files #1.

Cole “Tox” Russell and his team are tasked in a search-and-rescue—the U.S. president has been kidnapped during a goodwill tour. The mission nosedives when an ancient biblical artifact and a deadly toxin wipe out villages. Tox must stop the terrorists and the toxin to save the president–and his team–before it’s too late!

It’s Ronie Kendig, more daring in scope and high-octane than ever. ~~Tosca Lee, New York Times Bestselling Author
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Cougar Chaos by A.J. Marcus

Cougar Chaos by A.J. MarcusMountain Spirit Mysteries: Book Four

Parks and Wildlife Officer Brock Summers-Weir and his new husband, wildlife rehabber Landon Weir-Summers, are on their honeymoon high in the northern Colorado Rockies when they find an orphaned cougar cub. They quickly discover that there have been a number of cougars injured or killed in the area around Steamboat Springs. Although they are supposed to be on vacation, they work with local officials to try to find out what’s happening to the big cats.

When they get too close to the answers, their camp is ransacked and an ominous message is left. Rather than letting this intimidate them, they step up their investigation in the hopes that they can find the people responsible for the carnage and still manage to have a happy honeymoon.
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The Mystery of Nevermore by C.S. Poe

The Mystery of Nevermore by C.S. PoeIt’s Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective, Neil Millett. When Snow’s Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can’t let the mystery rest.

Snow & Winter: Book One

He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian’s sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he’s falling hard for the lead detective on the case, Calvin Winter. Sebastian and Calvin must work together to unravel the mystery behind the killings, despite the mounting danger and sexual tension, before Sebastian becomes the next victim.

In the end, Sebastian only wants to get out of this mess alive and live happily ever after with Calvin.
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Confessions by Ethan Stone

Confessions by Ethan StoneA serial killer known as the Confessor is kidnapping and torturing gay men, and Reno Police Department Evidence Technician Leif Carson is determined to catch him.

His personal life isn’t any less stressful. Despite being a virgin and having zero experience with men, he can’t stop thinking about his best friend’s ex, Rafe Castillo. Rafe is suffering from PTSD, but that doesn’t stop Leif from wanting to be with him.

A Reno PD Case File

Complete opposites, they’re an amazing fit once they do get together—until Rafe’s PTSD gets in the way and he walks away from the relationship before it has a chance to truly blossom. Even though he has intense feelings for the man, Leif has no choice but to let him go.

When the Confessor kidnaps Rafe, Leif does everything possible to locate him before he’s murdered. Rafe’s near-death experience changes him profoundly, but the danger isn’t over yet. Leif and Rafe will have to face pure evil together if they’re going to last.
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An Eye For An Eye (Matthew Richter Thriller Book #2) by L.D. Beyer

An Eye For An Eye by L.D. BeyerA powerful drug lord threatens to bring America to its knees. Only one man can stop him.

Two years ago, Secret Service Agent Matthew Richter faced the most difficult decision of his life, knowing that by saving the former, the latter would die. In the aftermath, he fled Washington and the agency that failed him. With wounds he’s certain will never heal, he seeks refuge behind a gun as the commander of an FBI SWAT team in New York. After a raid turns sour and Richter is sidelined, possibly for good, he is reluctantly drawn back to Washington by the man he once saved.

When drug cartels threaten to topple the Mexican government and the violence begins to spill across the border, Richter tells President David Kendall it’s time to take off the gloves. One by one, cartel warehouses and tunnels are raided and their drug caches destroyed. One by one, their sprawling compounds and bank accounts are seized. One by one, drug lords are targeted and killed. One by one—all except, that is, for Pablo Guerrero, the ruthless head of the Sangre Negras cartel, who has only grown stronger as others have fallen.
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The Devil’s Due by L.D. Beyer

The Devil's Due by L.D. BeyerForced to abandon his name, his country and the woman he loves, Frank Kelleher vows to one day return. But what awaits him when he does?

Guilty of a crime he didn’t commit, IRA soldier Frank Kelleher flees through the streets of war-torn Ireland with both the British and the Irish Republican Army trying to put a bullet in his head. He makes his way to America under an assumed name and with a forged passport, as the war in Ireland rages on. Settling in a new land, he finds he can’t let go of his past. Haunted by the fiancée he was forced to leave behind, by the deaths of three friends at his own hand, and by the country he was forced to abandon, Frank struggles to make his way in 1920s New York.

As much as he can’t let go of Ireland, he finds that Ireland can’t let go of him—and his past has a way of finding him, thousands of miles and an ocean away. He dreams of going home, but knows that it could get him killed. Then an anonymous letter brings news about his fiancée Kathleen and he realizes that he no longer has a choice. A cease-fire is declared and Frank sails home with dreams of finding Kathleen, putting his past behind him, and starting a new life.
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Safe Havens: Primed Charge (A Sean Havens Black Ops Novel) by J.T. Patten

Safe Havens by J.T. PattenFrom the best selling author of SAFE HAVENS: Shadow Masters comes JT Patten’s latest thriller book. A gripping dark novel of espionage, conspiracies, and contemporary heroism.

Working again with the CIA, Sean Havens finds himself out of his element and looking to disrupt the looming global threats that blend terrorism with international financial market disruption to fund elections and power players. Havens struggles to use his adaptability, guile, and tradecraft, as his personal losses and recovering daughter wrestle for attention. His actions may have further consequences when the Shadow Masters learn of his meddling sending Havens again into the deadly game of secret society factions within the intelligence community. From Chicago and Fayetteville to Burma, Thailand, and New York, Death continues to follow Havens and those in his wake.
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The Hooker by Simon Wood

The Hooker by Simon WoodA Reprehensible Acts Story

In this novelette, Mark was content to see out his single days with a bachelor party, but his best man, Lance, wasn’t. He insists in sending Mark off in style…in the company of a hooker. It’s supposed to be the last hoorah of a single man before being condemned to a life of marriage, but that all changes when the hooker scams them. Mark’s world unravels and a dark side he never knew he possessed spills out.

The Reprehensible Acts series features stories without heroes or happy endings in most cases. These stories feature characters that lose their way and may never find their way back. You can’t condone their actions, but perhaps you can have sympathy for their damaged souls. You might find these stories unpalatable, but then again, you’re not meant to. Don’t judge. No one is immune to committing a reprehensible act.
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Obsessed By Darkness by Autumn Jordon

Obsessed By Darkness by Autumn JordonAn elite U.S. Marshal team goes uncover on a college campus to locate a drug operation and unearths a psychopath’s murderous plot.

Chase Hunter, the youngest member of the elite U.S. Marshal C.U. F. F. Team, heads an operation on a college campus where a new drug is sweeping the campus and has caused multiple deaths. Chase’s own demons surface and he fights to determine when to trust his gut and when to obey orders, especially when it comes to their number one person of interest, the studious, pretty Emma Lewis.

Chemistry graduate student Emma Lewis’s roller coaster ride begins when she discovers a fellow student dead, inciting the police to probe every aspect of her life. When new student Chase Hunter arrives on campus, he quickly becomes her emotional rock and Emma finds herself falling for him- until she learns his interest in her was all a lie.

A murderer’s plans change as the heat on campus rises and Emma becomes the target of the psychopath. When she goes missing, will Chase find her in time?
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