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The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island
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The summer of 1986. Central Texas. William and his friends should be having a blast. Instead, they are hounded by the Thousand Oaks Gang and their merciless leader, Bloody Billy. William found Billy’s backpack. And because of what it contains, Billy desperately wants it back, and he’ll do anything to get it. William hatches a plan for his friends to sneak away and hide in an abandoned lake house, except they become stranded on the lake’s desolate island without food or water. Will their time on the island devolve into chaos? Will the friends survive and be rescued?
The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island is Lord of the Flies meets The Body by Stephen King, the inspiration for the classic movie Stand By Me.
A gripping suspense story with adventure and danger, tinged with humorous banter between the four friends, the middle schoolers face certain death without adults to protect them from the unrelenting natural elements, as well as the wild creatures that lurk in the wilderness around the lake. With a backpack filled with money and marijuana they stole from the merciless gang leader, it’s only a matter of time before the high schoolers come looking for them, too.
From award-winning writer Scott Semegran, The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island is his eighth book. This novel is Semegran’s response to William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, which was Golding’s response to The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne, an adventure novel from 1858. All three novels tackle the premise of boys stranded on an island, with Semegran’s novel taking a decidedly modern view of a group of friends in Central Texas during the summer of 1986 working to survive in a situation filled with danger and desperation with only each other to rely on.
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A Monumental Nail in the Coffin
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Born in to the world as a normal boy Nail’s path through childhood and into adulthood becomes affected by torment. When this all becomes too much to bear he lashes out and vows to get his own back on the cruel set of cards that life has dealt him. He has visions of power and domination and is fearless in the methods that he will use to achieve this. Despite failing to use his sharp and clever mind to help him in his school life, Nail chooses to instead use his shady intelligence to aid him for more sinister gains.
Innocence, evil, addiction and corruption all play a role along with the importance of friendship, family and aspirations on a journey through adolescence. A once happy and content boy, that later feels the need to adopt a harsh criminal edge in order to survive in the world he creates for himself. Even when we don’t quite believe that he will be so daring and risky Nail more often than not surprises us…
Be prepared to have your heart in your mouth and knots in your stomach throughout both for Nail and his long suffering family that try to help him and get him back on the right side of the path. Or is this just what society perceives to be the right side of the path? You will be introduced to all walks of the gritty criminal underworld and the underling motivations for an illegal existence through Nail’s young yet intrepid eyes, yet more than that, you will be given all the necessary evidence to be able to answer that very question for yourself.
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(Titania Academy Book 1 of 4)
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Called into the headmistress's office on the first day.
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Freezing cold winters, constant hunger: This was the life of a homeless orphan. This was my life. Then I got the letter.
I've been on the streets since I was born. It got very rough after my aunt got sick and died. But I made do.
The streets of New York city can very unforgiving, especially when times get desperate. Like in winter.
At least I never had to worry about the cold.
But then I got hurt. Things were looking very bad.
Then Chance showed up with the letter.
The letter that said I was misborn of the fae. A bastard, but the magic still counted.
The letter that said I'd been accepted into Titania Academy.
When the magic blood of the fae runs through your veins, they will find you, no matter what.
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So I get to the school. The Faerie Academy Chance said was soooo great. And before I even step one toe on the ground, these girls are doing double takes and giggling behind their backs at me and I just want to plant my fist in their faces.
Then I get upstairs to my dorm room and find some Barbie doll is bullying a girl.
Then she mouths off at me, giving me attitude.
Well, that was it. I couldn't hold back.
I punched her. Yeah, I did it.
Called into the headmistress's office on the first day.
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(Titania Academy Book 2 of 4)
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Chased through New York City!!!
Faerie students (Oak King faction Fourth Years) are on a hunt, using their familiars as foxhounds. And I’m the prey!
Titania Academy Book Two: First Year, Second Semester
Holly thought her second semester at Titania Academy would be easier.
Her father had charged the academy's students to protect his daughter, and his directive seemed ironclad.
But Holly and her father may have seriously misjudged the power and tenacity of the Oak King’s rival faction.
The new year brings with it new courses of study.
As first-year students enter a new semester, Holly and her friends learn about faefolk magic, and the nature of their own powers.
About concentrated shifting, and glamours.
But as the headmistress, Professor Ó Baoghill, begins a year-long sabbatical, her place is taken by a harsh new headmaster who questions Holly's scholarship.
And the Oak King faction is on the move again, gaining power and supporters, especially after the students learn what Holly’s special fae power is: control of the elements.
Some students feel threatened.
Some just want her gone.
So when the Master of Quests puts out a call for an archaic book of magic supposedly lost in New York City, Holly decides to take her own weekend sabbatical to find it, hoping the craziness will calm down in her absence.
But the Oak King's supporters have other ideas, and they are out for blood.
Will Holly survive her second semester at Titania Academy?
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The Goodbye Family and the Great Mountain
A Weird West/Gothic Humor novel
The Goodbye Family and the Great Mountain follows the lives of Weird West undertakers Otis, Pyridine, and their daughter Orphie. Pyridine is a witch and matriarch mortician, Otis is a brainless but bold hearse driver, and Orphie is appointed grave digger for her strength of twenty men.
Through bumbling, Otis discovers his neighbors are turning into zombies, a mystery that is directly affecting their burial business. In their backyard cemetery, they travel to the underworld for answers and uncover a plot to surface the evil entities that would otherwise burn in the Lake of Fire, have risen again through oil pumps that are bottled up as a tonic medicine for the ground above. The tonic goes fast, and the host takes over the body when the body perishes.
Can the Goodbyes hilarious gaffes and revelations plug up the works? Find out in this fast-paced carriage ride through the underworld.
The story includes an exclusive foreword by entertainer and medium Richard-Lael Lillard.
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Newshound Kate Messenger is a bit of an oddball — she has visions, a touch of Asperger's, and a penchant for asking just too many questions. She's obsessed with biology, botany, birdwatching, science, music, and so many other things.
When a friend gets murdered, she takes on the difficult task of finding the killer. She's pretty sure she knows who it is, but there needs to be solid forensic evidence. Luckily, she can count on her precise skills of observation, a collection of specialized tools, and a handy home laboratory for some answers. The proof points this way and that way until finally, she has the answer. Or does she?
It's tough running a newspaper in small town Ontario and fending off sneaky arch nemesis Chelsea Darling, out to undermine her whenever she can. How will Kate’s business survive when there are so many things in the way — horrible neighbours, declining times for the newspaper industry, and customers that drive her crazy. There's drugs in town, illicit sex, menacing addicts, policing problems, and a whole stew of issues that complicates things.
And eventually puts her life in danger. Thank goodness Kate has help from her good friend, retiree Dorothy Anguish, and a cast of quirky characters.
Book 1 in a series.
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The Keeper of Dreams
C. J. Anthony
Published by Troubador Publishing Ltd, Jul 16, 2019
The intelligence community believe something big is coming; something coordinated; a terror spectacular to rival anything seen before. The key lies in a cypher hidden in works of art.
Ex-Army intelligence officer, Danny Swift has always yearned to be an artist.
By coincidence, he meets art dealer Hafiz De Mercurio who promises to help him launch his career. Little does Danny know that Hafiz hides behind a deadly cloak of deception. That is, until British intelligence recruit Danny. His perilous mission is to covertly observe the elusive Hafiz.
Unable to refuse, Danny is drawn into a world he’d turned his back on, a world of lies, deception and double-dealing.
As the clock ticks down, Danny begins to crack the code surrounding the enigmatic Hafiz. He will be tested in ways he never imagined… including preventing the massacre of innocent people and artworks on display in the eleven Gagosian galleries around the world.
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They came from the void, and they brought their Machines.
They came for a secret as old as life, and to get it,
they would burn every world in their path.
They invaded a planet far off, a world of legends and
wars and Great Ice Clans. But against the Machines,
the Clans had no chance.
Barely escaping, the King of the Clans found Earth.
Then, like other men in strange new worlds, he also
found a woman.
And the Son of the King was born.
The Son would save the far world, or so an old Promise
foretold. But the boy grew up alone, and - ignorant of his
past, his only world was East Detroit.
Then one night when the stars went dark, the boy heard
the truth...and rejected every word. He believed in little,
maybe nothing at all, and certainly not in a world far-off
or a Promise foretold.
And then they came to Detroit.
A new science fiction series of epic adventure and apocalyptic threats,
David - Savakerrva, Vol 1 tells the story of a boy from Detroit...who may
not be just a boy from Detroit.
Enjoy this book trailer:
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(INTEL 1, BOOK 6)
A fascist administration rounds up undesirables. Terrorist groups strike governmental and religious targets. The Constitution is under assault. But for the scattered members of INTEL 1, the nightmare is just beginning.
Enjoy this book trailer:
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'Moore excels at communicating the claustrophobia and suspicion of this tiny community' Kirkus Reviews
A miracle cure hides a dark secret…
Dr. Karl Shepherd’s search for a cure for his daughter’s rare condition has led him to the Inn, a remote research facility in the Amazon rainforest. His prayers are answered when the team discovers a drug that will save his little girl.
Before he can celebrate, a scientist is murdered. An investigation uncovers that mercenaries, working for a rival drug company, are closing in fast. They intend to use the cure to create super-soldiers for a foreign power, launching a new age of genetic warfare. Their mission—steal the cure and kill everyone at the Inn.
Their survival depends on Shepherd’s experience as a former U.S. Ranger. But confronting him is the most technologically advanced military force ever assembled, led by Jacques Benoit, a cognitively enhanced super-soldier. Can Shepherd defeat him and save his colleagues from certain death?
'Dark Cure is an action potboiler that raises compelling questions around contemporary science' Foreword Clarion Reviews
Number Ten: Explosive new post-Brexit thriller from one of Britain's most prolific writers.
For fans of James Patterson, John Grisham, Jeffrey Archer.
Fast moving political thriller by one of the UK's most prolific writers. British WEST WING meets the BOURNE stories. After unknown forces attempt to assassinate a radical new British Prime Minister, a bright young member of his Downing Street staff is falsely implicated and has to fight for his life with the aid of a girl staff member.
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For The Blood Is The Life
Evan Summers is a detective with a shameful past, a muddled present, and an uncertain future. While investigating a series of gruesome murders and trying to battle his alcoholism, Summers will try to reconnect with his young son. But when a break in the case puts his family at risk, it will be up to Summers alone to capture the mysterious killer. It will test the limits of his addiction, and make Summers decide how just far he will go to protect the person he loves.
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Smile of the Stowaway
A married couple, a stranger from far away and a murder that rocks their lives. Desperate to reach England, a bedraggled immigrant clings precariously beneath a couple's motor home as they cross the Channel. Once holidaymakers Bob and Anne overcome their shock at his discovery and their initial reservations, they welcome the friendly stranger into their home in defiance of the law.
But their trust is stretched to the limit when the police accuse the smiling twenty-three-year-old of a gruesome murder. Could this man from six thousand miles away be guilty? Or is the real killer still out there? Former national newspaper journalist Tony Bassett tells how Anne turns detective, battling against a mountain of circumstantial evidence and police bungling to discover the truth.
This gripping first novel concerning a death in a remote Kentish country cottage is packed with mystery, suspense and occasional touches of humour.
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In the cold harsh winter of the Canadian Prairies a secret is about to be unearthed. Medical resident John Mueller finds himself serendipitously in possession of a professor’s coveted research. On the run, John evades enemies and authorities, unsure of who he can trust along the way. John must decode the professors past in order to understand the magnitude of what he has uncovered.
While searching for explanations he ignites a new romance and rekindles an old one. But as John begins to realize the magnitude of his discovery, the ultimate decision of how to proceed with this knowledge is far from clear. As he struggles to predict the ramifications of the research, he will ultimately shoulder the responsibility of deciding whether its knowledge will benefit humanity or accelerate its path to destruction.
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“Broken Humanity” tells the story of three characters who, somewhere along the way, have lost touch with humanity in the eyes of society. Three characters, three parallel stories, a common thread. A debut thriller.
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B. P. Smythe
Commander Gregory Potting is a former head of MI6 Intelligence and the governments most trusted Senior Advisor for Internal Affairs.
His position is put to the test in 1973 when a bizarre psychological plot unfolds that is inextricably linked to a London terrorist attack, a cocaine drug scam, a homosexual called Francis who suffers from schizophrenia and changes from time to time to Roxanne - a transvestite prostitute who robs and murders his clients.
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Orphans of the Storm
Two generations come together to solve a trio of vintage mysteries
As Rhiannon delves deeper, she uncovers layers of family history and other unexplained mysteries while, in her own private life, she struggles to balance the demands of two young children and a disintegrating marriage.
For the elderly Eveleen Sartain, the unexpected reopening of her distant, traumatic past is at first a painful and difficult experience. But the warm rapport she strikes up with Rhiannon breaks through a lifetime of reserve, opening the floodgates of bitter, hidden memories.
A complete story in itself, ORPHANS OF THE STORM, is the second in the Green Court trilogy – with some characters from the previous novel reappearing here.
A Divided Life
In this perceptive biography of Donald Maclean, Robert Cecil draws on his close acquaintance with the man, first at Cambridge and then as his colleague in the Diplomatic Service, to give an insider's view of Maclean and his circle of ideological spies: Burgess, Philby and Blunt. He details Maclean's recruitment as an agent by the Comintern in 1934, his early years in Paris, marriage, breakdown in Cairo and ultimate flight, with Burgess, to the Soviet Union.
The heart of the book is Maclean's years in Washington from 1944-48, a time when crucial decisions about the post-war world were being made. Maclean was assigned top secret work connected with the development of the atomic bomb - the 'Manhattan Project'. He was undoubtedly Stalin's best source in Washington, and Russian knowledge of US nuclear capabilities fuelled the atomic-weaponry race. His treachery did immense damage to Anglo-American relations. The other casualty, which Cecil is well-placed to describe, was to the gentlemanly culture of the Foreign Office and the sense of trust within the Service.
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Also by Robert Cecil
you will find close to twenty of his books listed on Goodreads
Enjoy your reading Folks!
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Death in Paris
A charming series debut featuring two American sleuths in Paris, Death in Paris is a perfect traditional mystery for fans of M. L. Longworth and Juliet Blackwell.
The only thing chillier than a Parisian winter is cold-blooded murder.
When French financier Edgar Bowen drowns in a bowl of soup, his former girlfriend, American Rachel Levis, is alarmed by the unnatural death. Who dies eating a nice vichyssoise? But when she overhears a mourner at his funeral describing the circumstances of his death, something sounds even stranger: a bottle of rosé was on the dining table when he died. The only problem: Edgar loathed rosé. If he wasn’t drinking it, who was?
After the police rule the death accidental, Rachel knows it’s up to her and her best friend Magda to investigate. As the two Americans immerse themselves in Edgar’s upper-class world, the list of suspects grows: Could it have been his son, who inherited his money and lavish apartment? His icy ex-wife? His greedy new girlfriend? His impoverished personal assistant?
But when the suspects start dropping like flies, Rachel and Magda realize the murderer is tying up loose ends. It’ll be up to two amateur sleuths to solve their first case before the murderer decides they’re next...
Jessica Wheaton, a sweet and innocent high school girl, suddenly finds herself transformed into the body of her bully, Denise Bower.
She lives Denise's life and experiences all the struggles Denise endures including child abuse, incest, drug experimentation, failing school grades, and dangerous relationships with men.
Finally escaping from an abusive home, Jessica (in the body of Denise) goes on a tumultuous journey of violence, drug addiction, rape and prostitution. She is in an endless search for love and true identity.
Will Jessica ever find a way to return to her body? Will she ever experience true love? How can she possibly defeat her enemy if she is her enemy?
(This book is similar to Freaky Friday but more of a drama)
Oscar, a homicide detective, is assigned to the case. He is a man dedicated to his work and to his family, and he likes to joke about and mock the typical American police series.
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“You know, Marina, I have worked in this profession for a long time, and I know that sometimes we think that the only solution is for someone to disappear, a mere accident, a murder, and, even though we know this idea is stupid and crazy, we are unable to see anything beyond that. It’s just like insects with light.
Rory Hoskins relishes the prospect of arresting Thommi for assault, she had once threatened his career. But when Thommi turns the tables on her accuser, Rory’s investigation is turned on its head.
Sensing that the incidents may have something to do with Thommi’s past, Rory enlists the help of CIS’s rookie graduate, John Carter, to dig into her cases. Evidence of a conspiracy surfaces, the body count rises, and the threat to Thommi’s life escalates, as the two officers race to uncover the truth before Thommi Carmichael’s name is added to the list of murder victims.
Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance
A millionaire banker, a film producer with a mysterious past, a gun-loving wife, a PA with her eyes on Hollywood, a handsome and charming estate manager—each has a secret to share and a request for Madam Tulip. As Derry and her friend Bruce race to prevent a murder, she learns to her dismay that the one future Tulip can’t predict is her own.
A Balance of Evil
Gerald spends the last two years of his life trying to find a mystery woman who could be dead. This leads to him becoming embroiled in MI6, the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, as it struggles to meet the demands of a changing and uncertain world in which terrorism takes over as the major threat to our daily lives.
Gerald writes his story for Dan, a skiing friend, to be read only after his death. It reveals some intimate truths about their relationship, and some disturbing secrets about governments and their agents doing terrible things. Sometimes they have to in order to prevent a greater evil. But when it involves a loved one, can it be justified? Can it be forgiven? Or does it call for revenge?
“This novel is an engaging, persuasive thriller with a new twist. The ‘doctrine of necessity’, which involves the legitimacy of a lesser evil to prevent a greater evil, runs through the novel. Using a background of the intelligence services and counter terrorism, it is well researched and builds character and plot development in a fast moving way. The well paced build up of tension keeps the reader on edge. It is a gripping, convincing and rewarding read.” – RobinPS
He has spent time in East Berlin, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Argentina, Egypt, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. He has jumped out of planes, swum across Valetta harbour, skied across the Alps and the Rockies, and been transferred by breeches buoy from one Royal Navy ship to another, at sea and under full steam. He has been down a coal-mine in Yorkshire, a salt-mine in Poland and a nuclear bunker in Essex.
Now a grandfather, retired and living in Kent, U.K., time allows him to commit some of these stories to paper. He prefers writing fiction on the grounds that it is safer.
Her adventure is set against a backdrop of real events and political intrigue from 1957 to 2001. Some readers might find this disturbing, because the history of that period is still being written, and what they thought had happened might not have happened in quite the way they were led to believe at the time.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT IT
“I have never read a genre of book like this! I LOVED IT! It's very clever and really does have you thinking about the past...”
“Eleanor Braithwaite is a fascinating character and I am looking forward to reading more about her adventures in the future.”
“[Douglas Renwick] is a great storyteller and he leaves us wondering if he really knows the truth...”
"Brilliant read! Renwick is quite right. Nothing is what you expect.."
"A real page-turner, quite 'unputdownable'. Great plot and memorable characters..."
"Another gripping tale by an author who combines authenticity on intelligence services with an engaging story of personal relationships. The plot raises the question of whether the end justifies the means and weaves into the issue a multitude of well researched military and political developments in the recent past..."
A Perfect Sentence
Kier Buchan, a fifty-something Londoner who has recently been made redundant by the Open University, is disaffected and wryly bitter. He is the father of brainy Charlie who is heading for graduate school in America and of teenager Cat who is heading nowhere. His cool, sensible wife Fran feels his disquiet but cannot connect. Kier recounts his role in the break-up of his family and an entanglement in an inappropriate relationship with a much younger woman which he dares to hope will lead to an escape from his old self.
The Telltale Tattoo
John L. DeBoer
Vincent Taggart, the soldier with that tattoo, has also become a successful businessman. But he has problems that could destroy everything he’s accumulated. His company has run afoul of the law, and he knows it will only be a matter of time before the feds come after him; his wife knows he’s been cheating on her; and an organized crime boss, with whom he’s had dealings over the years, will likely seek revenge when he discovers Taggart’s treachery.
Unaware at first of Chinh’s search for him, Taggart knows one thing – he has to escape before it’s too late.
J.D. and George: thick as thieves since the fourth grade. J.D., the troublemaker, the stud: the alpha. George, the sidekick, the misfit: the loser. Upon graduating college, J.D. has convinced the only job creator in rusty Middlestop to hire them. BrewCorp, the hot new coffee and retail chain, is offering a vice presidency to the employee with the boldest plan for growth, and J.D. is determined to be the guy. When not sleeping with co-workers, he hatches his pitch for a one-of-a kind data pipeline. He is unbeatable--until George grabs the promotion. Now J.D. wants answers. His quest to find them—and to deal with the monstrous truth—is the subject of indie filmmaker Andrew Montlack's wry debut novel, which features the same biting satire that made his mockumentary, The Devil's Filmmaker, a cult classic.
The Serpent's Tail
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Never Too Late To Die
So begins this novel that is equal parts mystery and thriller in which
five eccentric friends, all veterans of international intelligence agencies,
meet a captivating, provocative young woman down on her luck,
who triggers a chain of unforeseen, ill-fated events
and steers them toward a ruthless enemy.
More than a spy novel, this is a fast-paced whodunit thriller,
fraught with suspense and criminal acts at every turn.
The Seven Sorrows
And with smoke and fire defiled the cave.
The Abyss now bare, spears no more, they lie below her most sweet soul
That, stabbed with seven sorrows.
A set of still-lethal handheld tactical nuclear weapons, stolen from the United States Army during the Cold War, has been hidden deep in a cave on the island of El Fortunato, British West Indies, since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now terrorists are plotting to dig them up. The only clue to their location - a riddle written over fifty years earlier.
KC Jameson, a 33 year old marine biologist, is living a fairly care-free life on the West Indies island. That is until his boss, an exotic weapons collector, orders him to find the nuclear weapons.
Leonard Love Matlick
What happens next is a trail that goes thru dirty cops, using their badge to rob drug dealers, force sex, and use the Columbo Mafia family. Descriptions of cop abuse, killings, and assorted cop dishonor that is fresh out of today’s news stories.
As a quality control officer, he had come to attend a seminar at India’s youngest oil refinery. He was out on an early morning jog in the adjoining woods unaware of the dangers that lurked within. He was taken hostage by India’s most dreaded terrorists, the ULFA at gunpoint. After an aborted daring effort to escape from his captors when he was almost shot, Roy decided to change tack to stay alive. Pitch forked into living as a fugitive with his captors who wanted him alive for a ransom from his employers, destiny shaped him into being one of them when the ransom failed to materialize. In his bid to stay alive in such hostile surroundings, he becomes Abid Rehan by joining up with an Islamist terror group after his original captors are eliminated. He was pushed into Bangladesh and subsequently to Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan with different Islamist terror groups as a mujahidin, all owing allegiance to the Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
Arising out of his superior skills and many attributes, he is picked up by the most notorious criminal in the Indian subcontinent, Zulfiquar Khan, to be his personal bodyguard. He becomes privy to a most diabolical plot to assassinate the U.S. President by the Lashkar-e-Toiba a Pakistan funded and mentored Al Qaeda offshoot. Despite being aware of this plot hatched by the ISI, the premier spy agency of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, he felt powerless to prevent it. The ISI would be using the sleeper cells of India’s most notorious mobster Zulfiquar Khan, now a fugitive holed up in Pakistan’s port city Karachi to carry out the hit job on the US President when he landed in India. The only way he could prevent this if at all it was possible to do so was to escape his Pakistani captors and return to India to activate the government before it was too late as an emissary of Zulfiquar Khan.
On his attempt to get his Indian visa, he meets an old school friend at the Indian High Commission who was an undercover agent of the Research and Analysis Wing, the main external intelligence wing of India, whose help he seeks to convey the message of the looming catastrophe. They are faced with a dilemma. Who to trust in the government with the explosive information of the imminent disaster that was primed to explode on India’s Republic Day parade in New Delhi where the US President is the chief guest. The plan for them was too daring and almost like a suicide mission, which required the utmost discretion. It was impossible to guess who in the government machinery could be trusted with the information without a betrayal and consequential repercussions. Nor was it possible for the two of them acting unassisted by the state machinery to pull off the rescue mission, as New Delhi would become an impregnable fortress that was impossible to breach to get close enough to the U.S. President in order to save him and his accompanying family. The assassination of President Taylor would lead to a full scale invasion of a nuclear armed Pakistan by an India backed by the USA and Israel with China, North Korea and most Muslim countries coming to the rescue of Pakistan in a global conflagration. Avinash and Arjun must summon all their stealth and astuteness to save themselves, the U.S. President and the nuclear war that was almost inevitable. Will they succeed against such odds? Added to this problem, Avinash discovers that the Lashkar had seen through the cover that he had nurtured earlier. They would now hunt down his wife and child in revenge who were all by themselves in another part of the country.
The Eye of Nefertiti
Maria Luisa Lang
The cat is quick-witted, wise-cracking narrator as well as free-spirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy. The cat travels from present-day New York City to England, both ancient and modern, then to ancient Egypt, where he confronts a horrible demon and experiences a sublime emotion. Once back in England, he descends into a psychological abyss so deep only the Pharaoh can save him.
The Eye of Nefertiti interweaves feline and human, past and present, natural and supernatural. It contains numerous surprises, twists and turns, intriguing characters, both human and animal, fascinating revelations about ancient Egyptian history and culture, and an ingenious application of the Tarot and an Italian opera.
Maria Luisa Lang was born in Rome, Italy, and lives in New York City. She has a degree in art history and is an amateur Egyptologist. The Eye of Nefertiti is her second novel. Her first novel, The Pharaoh's Cat, is also available on Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition.
Mr. Either / Or
a novel in verse
due out mid-October 2017
Li-ling Levine, young but cantankerous curator of the Met Museum’s Asian Wing, knows everything, including how to neutralize the threat, but can you endure her haughtiness? Do opposites repel or attract? The answers are out there but, to find them, you must survive an erotic massage parlor, a gang war in Harlem, subway tunnels lousy with mole-men, and the nighttime secrets of the Met Museum.
Mr. Either/Or is an ingenious debut, melding American mythology, Noir thriller and Classical epic in language in which “gritty rhythms, foreboding overtones and groovy jams surround you like an atmosphere.”
Haunted by a botched assignment overseas, Justin is determined to redeem himself through the program. But when he is assigned to kill a mysterious Muslim educator that he believes is innocent, he grows disillusioned. Now he must find a way to prove her innocence and derail the program before they both are assassinated.
This explosive political thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as Washington stops at nothing to protect the nation from terrorists, while Justin Raines risks everything to protect the nation from Washington.
M. D. Ironz
All the while, Dombrowski must fend off his sister’s well-intentioned, yet unwelcome, attempts to set him up with any one of her issue-laden divorced girlfriends. Equally distracted, Katie must deal with her father and his debilitating early onset Alzheimer’s. And then there's the handful of eager young officers periodically vying for the attractive detective's attention.
Can circumstances possibly get any or worse?
Ever heard of Murphy's Law?
Yeah . . . Count on it.
The World Without Crows
To escape the apocalypse, Eric, a young, overweight boy of 16, sets off on a journey across the United States. His plan is to hike from Ohio to an island in Maine, far from the ruins of cities, where the lake and the fierce winters will protect him from both Zombies and the gangs that roam the country.
Along the way, Eric finds friends and enemies, hope and despair, love and hatred. The World Without Crows is the story of what he must become to survive.
For him and the people he would come to love, the end is only the beginning.
He’s the death of anyone he’s paid to kill.
Corbin Locke, the mob’s man in Congress, shows Gwen a new life and reignites old feelings—until he throws her over and cheats the mob all in one day. To get their revenge on him, the mob hires only the best: a nameless hitman so young and cheerful, you’d never know he’s the master of faking suicides.
As the woman scorned, Gwen goes along at first. But when doubts come, she seeks another solution. Risking the wrath of both mob and assassin, her search will confront her with what she lost in the past, and who she might save in the future. She must fight for a man’s life—and perhaps hers, too—while evading the grim reapers who roam Boston.
Little does Gwen know how deep her quest will take her into the hitman’s world of dark magic. Killjoy or not, can she prove any match for the best killer in the world?
Call a Spade
D. M. Griffin
In fact, Thierry-Delvoix’s new form of genetic therapy produces very different results than anyone expects – results such as telekinesis, telepathy, and even the ability to spontaneously produce raging fireballs and lightning bolts. But this inevitably draws the attention of people in power – people like Charles Wolfe, who will do anything to add these capabilities to his already-vast arsenal of weapons.
Day of the Tiger
Why does a tiger rescue a sheep?
Tank Tyler is a wealthy member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame—the perfect tiger, both personally and financially. His friend Al Rice has suffered at the mercy of drugs and self-pity for the last sixteen years.
What mystery entangles the lives of these two men?
Despite Tank’s outward success, he shares a secret that ruined Rice's life and turned Tank's dreams into nightmares.
Rice swears he’ll turn his life around, but he's promised that before
Monster Moffett, a loan shark who crushed Rice’s hand with a ball-peen hammer when he couldn't pay his debt, targets Rice and even threatens Rice's mother, Doraleen. In fear for her life, Doraleen begs Tank for help. Tank hires Private Investigator Carlos McCrary to protect both Doraleen and his friend Rice. But Rice has vanished.
McCrary’s search for Rice uncovers Moffett’s sleazy underbelly of sex trafficking, alien smuggling, and forced prostitution.
McCrary needs more than brawn, balls, and bullets to sort out this mess.
When McCrary confronts a knife-wielding African warrior in Moffett’s hidden headquarters, he faces deadly odds of ever seeing the light of day.
The Last Train
Kill Devil Falls
Turns out that it’s worse than she imagined. Much worse. After barely surviving a white-knuckle drive in what she suspects is a sabotaged car, she’s stuck in a virtual ghost town populated by a handful of oddballs and outcasts. But it’s not until her prisoner turns up dead that Helen realizes she’s in real trouble.
ByC. Shepardon April 14, 2017
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I loved this book. It hooked me from the start and kept me turning the pages until the surprising end. The main character was refreshing and unpredictable. She's the kind of heroine we need a lot more of in books today. Brain Klingborg's writing is sophisticated, clear and well crafted. His descriptive abilities brought me straight into this dark, mysterious Northern California town. The bizarre and mercurial inhabitants kept me fumbling in the dark along side them! A page turner and refreshing. I look forward to the next one...
5 starsThis thriller is an entertaining blend of 'Fargo' and 'Deliverance'!
ByJonon April 11, 2017
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The action gets started quickly in this debut novel by Brian Klingborg and the author doesn't take his foot off the 'adrenaline pedal' until the very end. A book that started as an enjoyable diversion became a satisfying weekend of page turning suspense. I hope we see more from this author, he has a unique voice and doesn't follow the conventions that you'll find in most books these days.
A Burning in the Darkness
A P Mcgrath
The novel will be free on Amazon from Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June 2017. Or you can download a sample from Amazon
One lone reporter, such as the title is awarded by the largest newspaper in the land, circulation 5500, printed weekly, has been sent to capture and document Earth that was. Even though the token few alive now were born after the 12 continents formed, they feel something is missing. Not a physical thing, but a connection, a past. That is at least, in part, the justification for sending this reporter, Susan, out to speak with John Smith, Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars
She arrives with a single question. “What were the Microsoft Wars?” She expects a straightforward answer, something short and concise, easy for both her and her readers to understand. Instead, John Smith decides it is time to fulfill his mission in life. He tells her she has no frame of reference with which to understand the answer to the question she asked. Desperate for an article, she agrees to take notes while John provides the frame of reference needed to answer her question.
Unable to write the story, in truth, unable to believe much of it, Susan, does the first journalistic thing of her life. She publishes the transcript of the entire interview for her readers. Fantastic claims journeying forward in time from Atlantis to the Mayans to the Druids to the Georgia Guidestones. Claims backed up by wondrous things her people have never seen. DVDs, computers, solar panels, microwave ovens and a pen that writes upside down.
When he spins his tale of a craft with people in it launched into space she both declares him mad and demands proof. When evening falls another magical contraption, called a telescope, allows her to view an orbiting station where men and women would go and stay for months on end. Having seen this, she must concede there really could have been boats which sailed underwater. Maybe there really was a Joan of Arc with a heart that remained untouched by flame? Perhaps the answer she got was the answer she really needed?
So much gets lost over time.
The Junkyard Kids
By chance, two criminals stop by the junkyard one night, leading him to witness yet another murder. Shortly after, he kills the murderer in self-defense, and he and his junkyard friends quickly get rid of the bodies and the evidence. Unfortunately, they realize they must leave the city to avoid being caught.
The protagonist eventually discovers something about his brother that adds more to the search, a search for himself, even while his sanity and heroic efforts to do the right thing seem to circle the drain. His fate is balanced on a knife's edge, almost literally, and the reader is left wondering to the end what will finally happen.
M J Moore
Revelation and Retribution
When 15 bodies—all lowlifes, some of them exotically executed—pile up in one day, veteran homicide detective Pat McConnell knows immediately that something out of the ordinary is happening. And when Father Walter Brown hears a familiar and unrepentant voice in his confessional, he realizes something truly sinister is at work.
But the public, fueled by the intrepid—and well-funded—reporting of one Ms. Rosalind Williams, has a new cult hero: The Angel. So even while the body count continues to rise, the mayor’s office finds itself walking a precarious tightrope. As competing interests in the Angel compound, improbable alliances must scramble to solve the city’s problem by any means necessary.
A tale that questions everyone’s motives and ponders the true nature of evil, Revelation and Retribution offers dark and gritty insight into humanity’s inescapable impulses and unavoidable struggles.
Sweet Oil of Vitriol
After a government sanctioned hit goes spectacularly wrong, Mossad agent Thomas is blamed for the mission’s failure by his superiors, ousted before completing his very first job. Desperate to prove himself, Thomas accepts an offer from his former handler, Yakov, to assassinate Jacob Okonjo, the head of the African Union. It seems Jacob is allowing certain parties to control Africa’s lucrative diamond trade, and in doing so has made some powerful enemies. But like that Mossad hit-team caught on camera in Dubai a few years back, how is Thomas supposed to terminate such a prominent figure without being caught on CCTV? The answer: to work undercover as a room-service waiter at a top London hotel, where, in a few months’ time, Jacob Okonjo will be staying.
Coping with Death and Destruction
How Speleology Restored My Sex Drive
"Set in northern Georgia, the couple combat bears, snakes, and the Klan to protect those they love. Their most cunning and committed adversaries, though, turn out to be their own children."
One case threatens more bodies, the other to destroy Detective Inspector Daniel Graves's reputation.
A Violent Light
Jim’s third novel of the Peace Trilogy confronts American prejudice head-on. Pursuing world peace today will require a generation committed to a deeper level of trust and cooperation than ever before.
The Rise and Fall of the Horde
Kristen Kerry starts her own law firm after meeting her first client the tragic Dunn family who have lost their baby due to a hospital error. Kristen becomes involved with a crook the case leads to murder and Kristen is charged. She must use the discovery process in the case to find the person framing her, but solving the puzzle will require Kristen to fight for her life.
Gordon Zuckerman writes his works of historical fiction with the informed eyes and ears of an international businessman who is a student of history. Following the sale of his company in 2005, he decided to spend time researching what the real story behind the story of contemporary defining events, might have been.
Each of the events, in a different format are repeating themselves today. Impressed by how often irresponsible leadership utilizes the privileges of 'free-enterprise' to pursue self-serving agendas, often at the expense of others, he decided to share his findings with a broader audience of interested readers.
Utilizing the genre of Historical Thriller" he is able to tell his historically rooted plots through the fictional lives of his principal characters. Mr. Zuckerman has been convinced how the combined efforts of a small group of dedicated, resourceful problem solving, entrepreneurial leaders, "The Six Sentinels" are capable of solving big problems.
In each book, he identifies a different defining problem of interest. He follows by telling the story of the "Sentinels' opposition to the self-serving objectives of differing combinations of industrial resources, the financial support of "Wall Street", and the acquired support of government influence.
As each book unwinds, the reader is able to share in the lives of the Sentinels and the interesting people they encounter along the way. Romance, intrigue, disappointment, trust, betrayal, and threats of intimate danger are never very far away. Intellectually he can visit some of the world's great cities, smaller towns, and villages of interest, have drink or enjoy a great meal in some of the world's great restaurants, private clubs, and luxury hotels.
Meanwhile, things deteriorate at home. Jason's pediatrician mom, Leah, sadly faces the twilight of her parenting years while his father, Curtis, contends with the enormity of running a big ticket research laboratory and coming to terms with his son's wayward path.
Pipeliner is at once a coming of age love story and a comical timestamp of early 90s family life. Set in the fictional Idaho town of Helen Springs, pop. 58,000, its characters are as vibrant as the lofty peaks and purple sunsets of the high desert. Here we find rich farmers, poor ranchers, dutiful Mormons, government honchos, disgruntled vets, drug-dealing bruisers, irksome teachers, and spirited students, all doing their best to keep the lights on.
The oath Detective Cooter “Cadillac” Holland swore to defend his home against foreign and domestic enemies is put to the test when evil men from both sides of the border start a war on the eve of Mardi Gras, an election, and the first Super Bowl in Saints’ history.
A shadowy operation has resurrected the blueprints for the classified operation that nearly got Detective Holland killed in Iraq, and now threatens his life again.
When Detective Holland’s friends and family are also put at risk, he is forced to call upon the skills and mind-set learned as a Special Forces and Intelligence operative to keep the peace between local heroin dealers and a violent Mexican drug cartel, outsmart a defense contractor, and take on a loose-cannon Federal official out to cover the tracks of a deal gone bad to avert a bloodbath when New Orleans can least afford it.
Janus Quadrifrons is a dark mind game written in order to manipulate your perception of Human Identity, Self Awareness,Freedom of Choice, Reality and Time.
Janus has the ability to connect with other people's conciousness. Alex enhances that ability at a secret, dystopian laboratory using genetic engeneering, quantum mechanics and advanced technology in order to bend Reality and Time. Mark is a doctor who maintains the balance between Janus and Alex.
Each one of them is on a quest for his own personnal "Happy Ending" while both "Happy" and "Ending" are deceitful.
MF Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle
THE MOST DANGEROUS OPERATION In 2038, the human race is in a death spiral, and most people do not even know it yet. Technology that was supposed to make us better and stronger instead is birthing a strange and terrible plague we may not be able to stop. When the young daughter of Josh Scribner, a wealthy tech entrepreneur, starts to succumb to the illness, he dedicates his fortune in a desperate effort to save her life. Working with a friend & celebrated physicist, Josh develops the ability to send objects back through time. Their goal to recruit an agent in the past who might change our fatal path. In our present day, a broken and traumatized Air Force veteran finds a strange message in the woods, drawing her into an adventure spanning decades. All humanity is at stake, as she and her small group of friends become the unlikely heroes taking up the secret fight against our future doom. MF Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle, authors of the acclaimed sci-fi thriller Seeing by Moonlight, are back with this time-twisting adventure that asks if our own destiny can be healed.
In this collection, meet:
Guillaume, who gives up everything to protect his child; young Mathew, who stakes his life to save his home; and François, who makes the biggest sacrifice to rescue his grandson.
The DREAM which made her life a NIGHTMARE.
A series of deaths which the police think are unfortunate drownings date back to 1987; but Gaby, the only witness in all that time, is about to realise that something far more sinister is going on!
A strange recurring dream is haunting young lawyer Gaby; she seeks help from a psychologist and a psychic as she tries to figure it out. Then......it hits her; the memory floods back! Suddenly everything she thought she knew about herself, her family and her past is cast into doubt.
Someone she loves is a KILLER.
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Rookie State Department lawyer Jaqueline Quartermane was never much good at puzzles. But now she must solve a mysterious ancient palindrome to thwart a global religious conspiracy that reaches across five centuries.
Praise for THE VIRGIN OF THE WIND ROSE:
"An exciting journey across time, with more twists and turns than a strawberry Twizzler. Craney has produced a page-turning adventure, with crisp, clean and measured prose... The research behind the stories is massive, lending credence to the cast of characters and authenticity to the historic periods. This is a highly recommended historical thriller in the manner of Dan Brown." -- QUARTERDECK MAGAZINE
Gypsyroad . . . that's what my life has become. Ever since being young, death has been prevalent. Unexpected and unexplained death. People just collapsed and died after coming into contact with me, and I had no clue as to how and why. I had to find answers and religion didn't help.
These deaths eventually led me to finding out about 'Collective-consciousness' and knowledge of the After-life, but not before anxiety and guilt led me to become a world wide itinerant traveller. This all guided me to the realm of horticulture, plant intelligence, and the importance of meditation.
Eventually I found answers, and also found out . . .
Abigail had a secret.
I knew it soon after meeting her.
She was different than other girls, and not just because she actually showed some interest in me. She was really different. I loved it. I loved her.
Damian told me so, the first time I met him. I wasn’t sure whether to believe him or not. He wasn’t trustworthy. He wasn’t nice. He was a terrifying figure, the embodiment of fear. But he was right.
She had a secret.
Abigail was my life, I told myself. She was my everything.
She left me with nothing.
If she was my life, does that make this suicide?
Breathe is a collection of horror-suspense short stories from the twisted mind of Layden Robinson. Tales of elegant mania that will leave you helpless and yearning for more.
The storm of '87 had been the greatest, most ferocious storm to have hit Britain in centuries. The suffering that ensued was plentiful, but none more so than that of little Matthew mason, whose parents were brutally murdered in the midst of the storm by a homeless man desperate to find shelter.
After 25 years of torment, Matthew is released from a mental institute under the watchful eye and care of Tammy Atkins, a care worker with a secret history of alcohol abuse and self-harm.
As Matthew struggles to adapt to his new found liberty, he finds himself continuously plagued by the demons of his past. Haunted by strange and ghastly images and urges, Matthew sets himself upon a path of vengeance; determined to seek out his parents' killer and put his demons to rest once and for all.
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"It has been four years since Ethan Daniels stepped foot in Crown City. Four long years that he allowed everyone to believe he was dead and gone, but now he is back and with a vengeance. After the gruesome death of his adopted sister at the hands of a merciless gang, there is nothing he wants more than revenge. He can't sleep, he can't think, all he hears are her cries in his ears and all he see's is her death in his mind. Ethan comes home to take on one of the world’s most notorious crime lords in his bid for revenge but he doesn't expect a reunion with Katrina, the girl he loved as a boy. After multiple re-encounters with her, Ethan's resolve begins to waver as he is forced to realize that he can't have both love and revenge. Retribution exacts a price and fate, well, she has plans of her own."
The 2nd-highest seller for The Zharmae Publishing Press in 2014, it is available through all major retailers - Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Hastings
At eighteen it’s tough to decide a life path when the threat of pandemic hangs over the world, your brother is the genius who engineered the plague, and you’re repeatedly drawn into the fight against the terrorists spreading it. Plenty of people would kill an Abernathy on sight so it would be wise for Mar to visit the dojo, otherwise play invisible, but her brother is manipulating her into another adventure.
In regards to R. Mac Wheeler and his twenty-eighth novel urges you to visit his blog.
Business is booming at the mega-conglomerate Sahara Corporation, but nowhere moreso than in the company’s exclusive Gold Club program. Ted Ward, a mid-level, mid-career clock-watcher, is the mastermind behind the venture — unbeknownst to his employers, he has created this VIP experience right under their noses, and is using it to line his own pockets.
Gold Club clients pay dearly for the privilege, but the rewards are extraordinary. With the mighty weight of Sahara's vast infrastructure at their disposal, Ted, computer genius and partner-in-crime Philip Caldorian, and their team of co-conspirators build an empire. Bypassing heavyweight kingmakers and bureaucratic intermediaries altogether, they ignite the online rankings and launch their clients’ creations out of obscurity and into the stratosphere.
As the rogue band of conspirators hack deeper into the system, they forge strong interpersonal relationships with their clientele in a mutually beneficial exchange. But when Ted starts dating an up-and-coming singer/songwriter named Til Nune, he invites her into the club and promotes her interests above the rest, pitting friend against friend as resentments flare and accusations mount.
Ruthless CEO Dennis Hamm and his security bloodhound Hank Fangue are closing in. The chase is on to take out the schemers without killing the golden goose. Intimidation, treachery and sabotage take hold. And the perils of public humiliation, financial devastation, lengthy imprisonment and more dire consequences threaten to plunge the gold club into chaos and ruin.
From the Author:
Here is it -- The Gold Club. My second book. One I'm proud of for a number of reasons, even if it did take a half a year longer than planned. Maybe especially because it took so long. When it comes to this whole authorship thing, I'm in uncharted territory every exciting step of the way. Just getting another one done is an accomplishment unto itself. Done well is a matter best left up to others to determine, but I can say that I'm happy with the story and my characters turned out. In a sense, I sort of feel like this is a bigger deal than the first one. Taking a chance and putting your work out there for people to judge is tough enough in the first place. Once you know how that feels, the good and the bad, it feels even more daunting the second time around. The excitement of publishing is still as awesome as the last time, though, which makes up for it in spades. I hope that rush never fades even as I work my way up into more and more frequent publications.
Who killed Marcus Aurelius? Who plucked the purple pearl ring from his finger? How did someone get passed the door locked from the inside? And which villain will rise to claim the Roman Empire?
The Derby and Delaronde Time Travel Company are employed to find out. But as Sir Reginald Derby and Hannah Delaronde dig through the courtly intrigue of Ancient Rome they find threads of darker mystery that will drag them from antiquity, to the roaring twenties and to the Lunar Colonies of the 23rd Century.
What is the Curse of the Purple Pearl?
Fantasy / Romance
CK―Christopher Knight―has always dreamt about being a hero, but hanging from the ceiling of a cave being tortured, and getting his face pummeled by an orc, wasn’t part of the dream. Growing up the bastard son of a tavern wench never promised a hope for any future. But when the city is attacked, and the mayor puts out the call for people to investigate the crisis, CK leaps into the flames. Thrust into a hodge-podge group of unknown, untested mercenaries, CK must train, trust, and risk everything to become a hero of legend. But in a world teeming with elves, dwarves, giants, and dragons, and danger lurking around every corner, all odds are against him!
An exploratory probe is launched into space on a mission to investigate the possibility of extraterrestrial life. However, a cabal of military forces have covertly converted the probe into a weapon of mass destruction - arming it with a nuclear payload.
When the launch of the craft goes awry, the probe crashes back on Earth and begins carrying out its mission – eradicating all life. It’s up to Catherine Tennison, an intrepid NASA scientist, and Army Colonel Walt Macken to capture and disarm the probe before it brings about Armageddon.
Humorous Mystery Thriller
The first book in a NEW detective series that just might make you quit your day job.
Chuck Restic hates his job. A 20-year career working in the risk-averse world of Human Resources for a large corporation has left him comfortably numb... and incredibly bored.
So when a co-worker goes missing without a trace, Chuck ventures out of the confines of his Los Angeles skyscraper into the great city down below. His search for the missing man leads him from the shady underworld of Armenian mobsters to the billion-dollar land developments that serve as the lifeblood of the city. Murder lurks at every turn.
Chuck's HR background proves more valuable as a moonlighting private detective than it does in the office. Chuck may not be your typical detective (he prefers a passive-aggressive approach over the old-fashioned fisticuffs kind) but he is amusingly effective at solving crimes.
The Chuck Restic series is a fun romp that mashes traditional mystery with a scathing send-up of Corporate America.
Long ago, when the earth was young, four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures, but when the Great Tyrant came and chased the Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time, humans lost their connection with a world they had been created to protect, they forgot the ways of their ancient creators, and accepted the Tyrant’s lies as truths from the mouth of a god.
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