“The Third Hour is an original spin on the religious-thriller genre, incorporating elements of science fiction along with the religious angle. Its strength lies in this originality, combined with an interesting take on real historical figures, who are made part of the experiment at the heart of the novel, and the fast pace that builds.”
—New York Times Bestselling Author, Heather Graham
From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a mesmerizing, thought-provoking novel that tells the riveting story of an American woman—the daughter of Holocaust survivors—who travels to Russia shortly after the fall of communism, and finds herself embroiled in a perilous mafia conspiracy that could irrevocably destroy her life.
Brooke Fielding, a thirty-eight year old New York investment manager and daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors, finds her life suddenly upended in late September 1993 when her job is unexpectedly put in jeopardy. Brooke accepts an invitation to join a friend on a mission to Moscow to teach entrepreneurial skills to Russian business women, which will also give her a chance to gain expertise in the new, vast emerging Russian market. Though excited by the opportunity to save her job and be one of the first Americans to visit Russia after the fall of communism, she also wonders what awaits her in the country that persecuted her mother just a generation ago.
Inspired by the women she meets, Brooke becomes committed to helping them investigate the crime that threatens their businesses. But as the uprising of the Russian parliament against President Boris Yeltsin turns Moscow into a volatile war zone, Brooke will find that her involvement comes at a high cost. For in a city where “capitalism” is still a dirty word, where neighbors spy on neighbors and the new economy is in the hands of a few dangerous men, nothing Brooke does goes unnoticed—and a mistake in her past may now compromise her future.
A moving, poignant, and rich novel, Hotel Moscow is an eye-opening portrait of post-communist Russia and a profound exploration of faith, family, and heritage.
Kate Hennessey has arrived with colleagues in January, 1991 to take part in Leningrad’s Second International Documentary Festival. The USSR is in severe economic and political crisis. Crime is rampant, shelves are bare. Kate stumbles into an “illegal meeting” of women and audiotapes their descriptions of the harshness of their lives as well as their criticisms of current leaders. There, Sveta, age 17, confides to her that she is afraid she will be killed. Kate offers to help, and is swept up in a series of frightening events, beginning with Kate’s and Sveta’s abduction by Kolya, a drunken cab driver, to a cemetery on the outskirts of Leningrad. Kate is robbed of earrings her lover Gilly has given her, then left to die in the bitter cold. She makes it to a nearby inn, believing that Sveta also escaped.
Was the abduction random, part of the escalating crime wave? Was it meant for Sveta who feared for her life? Or was Kate herself the target?
Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student, descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared. After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony. When she finds Olivia, Rachel becomes the killer's next target.
The President taps Federal Judge Warren Alexander for a seat on the Supreme Court. But when the Judge's wife is arrested for killing a United States Senator, his nomination is quickly withdrawn.
Determined to exonerate his wife, the Judge begins digging through the Senator's life and finds a mysterious link between the Senator and the rape and murder of a beautiful teenage girl in a Maine resort town more than forty years earlier. Is the key to the Senator's death buried with the girl?
As the Judge begins narrowing in on suspects, unearthing disturbing secrets along the way, he is unprepared for the consequences. The White House is watching him, waiting for the right moment, determined to do whatever it takes to keep the truth from coming out.
During a presidential election, tabloid journalist Lana Burke had a scoop so explosive involving the Republican presidential nominee’s tawdry affair with a prostitute, it could’ve altered the outcome of the election. The lifelong conservative Republican finds herself extremely conflicted covering a sex scandal involving potentially the nation’s first Mormon President. The juicy assignment takes Lana on a wild and dangerous adventure from a desert town filled with sleazy brothels to quiet, Mormon-filled Salt Lake City. Lana’s millionaire boyfriend’s love and support gives her strength during her roller coaster assignment–until her entire world suddenly collapses. Ironically, Lana’s life becomes a worse nightmare than any salacious story she had covered in her ten-year career in the crazy, upside down world of tabloid journalism.
Magnificent Greek islands, A Nazi legacy, Redeemed Love, Murder
Recently-widowed historical novelist Nathan Radcliff is in Athens to research his book about a Greek national hero responsible for saving Jewish lives during the Nazi occupation of Greece. When he stumbles across his long-forgotten remains in a dusty attic of the National Archives, Nathan also finds a dossier implicating the hero’s son as a Nazi collaborator, and his grandson as head of an international crime syndicate known as the Alliance.
But the Alliance hears about the discovery and they vow to keep the information from going public. When Nathan is nearly killed, an alluring Greek Secret Service Agent spirits him away to a remote island. The Alliance stops at nothing to destroy Nathan and the dossier. Betrayed by his protectors, Nathan finds strength he never knew he had.
From the author of Dawn Passage and Where Wild Olives Grow, this compelling action/romance novel brings action and love to one of Europe’s most beautiful countries. Based on a true event and told with rich description and imagination, you can be certain this account is not far from the truth.
Bill Byrne is dead and his last request is for his estranged sons, Mike and Kyle, to bring his ashes to the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota. They have five days to travel two thousand miles and if they survive a renegade biker from New Orleans, three carjacking lunatics, and the police, they'll be home free...unless they kill one another first.
What drives a reasonable man to commit murder? Travis Martin was the great American success story. A former addict who started the premiere private rehab in the hills of Malibu, California, he had it all: a thriving business, a beautiful wife, and a daughter who was the center of his universe. Unfortunately, when his recovery took a nosedive, everything he built went right along with it. Now, he has a rehab filled with eccentric clients he's expected to keep sane, a dark secret he's desperate to keep hidden, and forces from his past that are determined to strip him of anything that remains. What's a self-made man to do? Backed into a corner, Travis finds himself stuck on one moral question: Can he commit murder in order to keep it all from slipping away? How far down the rabbit hole will he go? And, perhaps more importantly, how does he come back from it after that life is gone? Part thriller, part redemption tale, CLUB MEDicine explores the heart of darkness within us all as one man balances on the razor's edge between self-actualization and self-destruction.
Newly promoted CEO Max Riley boards the corporate jet in Denver. When it lands in Omaha he is dead – murdered by an unseen assailant. As the people closest to Max are investigated we learn relationships are rarely what they seem.
While police compile the hard evidence, private investigator Claudia Sullivan seeks answers she will find only by examining the deeper psychological mysteries that are more difficult to solve. Like why Max – a good man and loving father – put his children through such mental torture. Or, what turns bad behavior for some into chronic obsessions for others?
The stories of infidelity, sexual addiction, devoted spouses, and the privilege that comes with power are both touching and tragic. As much a whydunit as a whodunit, Dead Behind the Eyes weaves a patchwork of compelling stories and relatable characters that explore why some of us are strengthened by adversity and others fold.
In the quiet suburb of Harting Farms, the weekly crime blotter usually consists of graffiti or the occasional bout of mailbox baseball. But in the fall of 1993, children begin vanishing and one is found dead. Newspapers call him the Piper because he has come to take the children away. But there are darker names for him, too . . . Vowing to stop the Piper’s reign of terror, five boys take up the search. Their teenage pledge turns into a journey of self-discovery . . . and a journey into the darkness of their own hometown. On the twilit streets of Harting Farms, everyone is a suspect. And any of the boys might be the Piper’s next victim.
W. Ward Neuman has responded to the request of readers of his two novels seeking Justice and Finding Justice, and has written the third book in the series. His three heroes are once again delivering justice for those who were not served in traditional ways. Criminals beware...if they ve got you in their crosshairs, you can run, but you can t hide, not from The Payback Team.
In Hidden Battlefields, the sequel to The IranianScorpion, Robert Dawson goes undercover in Peru.
There he follows a huge cocaine shipment by the Maoist guerrilla organisation Shining Path to the dreaded ‘Ndrangheta mafia in southern Italy. We follow the action down the Amazon, across the Atlantic, and from northwest Africa to Italy.
Robert’s father, David, a retired U.S. army general, is involved once again in the undercover operation. Mary Jo, a defence department contractor with a top secret clearance, and Kate, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, have to decide romantically between Robert and David. All the characters must deal with internal conflicts about the choices they face.
Iran has developed a nuclear weapon and is about to use it against Israel. The US decides to preemptively attack Iran. Alejandro Cuchulain, Cooch, and his team are sent to convince the Iranians that it’s time to make nice with the world’s military hegemon. In a cover comment, former Deputy Director of Homeland Security and Commandant of the US Coast Guard, says,.”
“Move over Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher, Cooch has taken over the helm!
“Cook’s best work yet could be an extract from the latest meeting of the National Security Council. The ride is manic moments of fear blended with others of sheer inspiration.”
Pulse plays out with Cooch debating the morality of the attack with the President and his staff, while he and his team try to fix mass education in the Middle East.
Team member and female protagonist, Dr. Caitlin O’Connor, is the smartest person in the room, any room, and so convinces the President. It is her data system that has delighted the NSA and predicted Iran’s nuke completion and her systems that provide effective mass education in the Middle East.
Pulse swirls through Tangier, Washington, Camp David and Tehran in an exciting blend of dynamic writing and believable plot.
An air force pararescueman and his son are on the run in William F. Sine’s gripping debut novel, Tricklock.
When Master Sergeant Jake Tricklock takes his adolescent son, Simon, on a wilderness camping trip, he has no idea that his heroic actions in the field will leave them fighting for their lives.
But they must do just that when Khaled Ayoob, a rising al-Qaeda star, arrives with his team of killers to assassinate both Jake and Simon. Khaled hopes that by murdering them, he will ingratiate himself with a Taliban leader whose oldest son was killed by Jake during an attempted ambush in Afghanistan. This Taliban leader can then help Khaled carry out his ultimate mission: to launch a massive attack against American forces in Afghanistan—a spectacular exclamation point to Operation Powerful Vendetta that will forever cement his place as a terrorist mastermind.
As the US sleeper cell is activated, Jake tries to bond with his son, who’s more of a geek than a jock, in the Pecos Wilderness. It’s up to the father-and-son duo to put aside their animosity and utilize their respective talents in an adrenaline-pumping test of cleverness and survival.
While vacationing with her mother in Havana, a 10-year old American girl is taken by members of a child sex ring intent on selling her into forced prostitution. When the human traffickers avoid capture and escape the island, the father of the girl, surgeon Raymond Peters, decides to take matters into his own hands and initiates a worldwide investigation. The Cuban government assigns Marcela, a lethal professional assassin, to help Raymond track down the culprits. The search for Stephanie takes the unlikely pair – a man who has sworn an oath to save lives and a woman who kills for a living -- to the Middle East in the hunt for the mysterious mastermind, Mohamed. Working against the clock, Raymond and Marcela must pull out all stops to save Stephanie and flee Dubai before Mohamed and his gang of thugs kill them.
Master Sergeant Roman Keane is six hours and one last salute from retirement. After twenty-three years and three combat tours with the 75th Ranger Regiment, he’s got a Silver Star, a titanium knee and a plan to see America on his Road King motorcycle. No more patrols, no more firefights. Nothing more dangerous than passing the old work van rumbling along in front of him as he rides toward Hunter-Stewart and the sunset of his career in the Army. But just as he twists the throttle to pass, a woman’s bare foot smears a bloody print on the van’s back window. Roman turns back to help, triggering a chain of events that puts his brother Virgil and two old friends in the crosshairs of a murderer. Saving them sends Roman on a desperate ride from Savannah to DC, where he discovers that the past he has been trying to forget has not forgotten him. It’s been waiting patiently, holding his secret like a time bomb.
When Luke won the United States National Lottery, it was the luckiest day of his life, but he soon realized that fellow winners were dying off in a series of unrelated accidents. When he finds himself targeted for extermination, he uncovers a trail of corruption that leads all the way to the White House. Hang onto your seat and take a ride across the country as Luke and his cohorts attempt to save themselves while preventing the collapse of the entire US economy. Luke Monroe was just an ordinary, hardworking IT Project Manager. Like countless others before him, he was faced with reluctantly celebrating his fortieth birthday. He was a man of high integrity and was well liked by his peers who together planned a surprise birthday dinner. Among the gifts he received was a United States National Lottery ticket. A few years earlier this program was created and backed by the United States Government as a means to create additional income to support the President’s "America for All" agenda. Luke soon learns that he was the sole winner and that he would receive five million dollars every year for the rest of his life. He felt like the luckiest man alive. Now that he'd realized that he was a target, he knew that it was up to him alone to save himself and the woman he loves. Facing danger at every turn, Luke, along with a catalog of technology and firepower, outwits and outruns the assassins while launching his own plan to take them down.
Over a hundred years ago a promise was made between two people in love. As Samuel White died in the arms of Civil War nurse Sarah Bowen, she promised to search for eternity until their two souls were reunited. That time has come.
A necklace, a note, and a request from a dying man bring the White and Bowen families together again in this, the third and final book in the Look for Me Series.
With a fortune at stake and controlling interest in the family business, Taylor White-Shaw, independent reporter, is hurled into a journey to fulfill the request of his Great uncle. An adventure to Taylor, but an irritation to his older brother Sherman who will do whatever it takes to have power, money and total control of what he believes is his.
Jace Bowen, travel nurse, receives a package from home containing a worn medical pouch holding the remnants of a time long gone. A bell, three books and a note referring to a journal lost will send Jace to search for answers and hopefully return what rightfully belongs to the Bowen family. She feels a pull from the past when she visits Gettysburg, something there is very familiar.
Zack Keens, LSU graduate, fluent in three languages, becomes an interest to the CIA, who offers her a job with the company. Zack’s special ability seems to get her in and out of trouble but it will allow her to connect to the past and save the lives of those close to her.
This next generation of Whites, Bowens and Keens find themselves entwined again in a promise made by those before them. They must work together and finally bring peace to those separated by war and death.
Tribal Forester, Earl Armstrong, inadvertently learns about the mysterious and tragic history of an obscure island where his great-grandfather was the first lighthouse keeper in Fredrick Cooper’s thrilling new novel, Destruction Island. The author has released a sequel to his award-winning and debut novel, Riders of the Tides, that once again delivers fast-paced action, interesting characters, sharp dialogue, and vivid settings on the extraordinarily beautiful Washington coast. Earl has haunting, and all too real dreams, of his great-grandfather’s spirit asking him for help. His attempts to ignore these ghostly pleas are shattered after he discovers the murdered body of a Native American man and then an attempt on his own life and his wife’s. Realizing he cannot neglect the island’s troubling past and the possibility that it is connected with his own predicament, Earl enlists the help of the victim’s brother and an old Indian shaman to uncover his ancestor’s long kept secret. In doing so, he must outwit a vicious treasure hunter and his men who are seeking a rare and priceless Native American artifact, as well as a desperate woman who is attempting to escape death at the hands of the Japanese mafia by recovering of a small fortune adrift off the island’s coast. What she is searching for is part of a huge mass of tsunami debris that is threatening to result in an environmental disaster on the coast of Washington State and the Isle of Sorrow—Destruction Island.
Set in the politically tumultuous Boston medical world of the early 1990s, Days of the Giants follows intern Slater Barnes through a conflict between Boston City Hospital staff and corrupt municipal officials. Despite facing a life-threatening medical diagnosis of his own, Barnes chooses to train in one of the country's most demanding teaching institutions, Boston City Hospital. Inspired by the public hospital's mission to treat patients regardless of personal resources, and undaunted by its deteriorating physical condition, Barnes finds meaning in his work and falls in love with the institution. But when Boston mayor Peter Doyle pushes a vast rebuilding plan for the hospital through Boston City Council, corrupt city officials mastermind a scheme to turn the plan into a profit. In so doing, they threaten the hospital's very existence and force Barnes and the rest of the BCH staff to defend it. Then, a resident is murdered... A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to Boston-area hospitals and health-related charities.
Donovan Rourke, a CIA Special Agent, discovers that a man named Katill will assassinate the world's eight most powerful leaders at the G8 Summit in Brussels in three days. The president asks Donovan to handle G8 security. Donovan agrees-but reluctantly. His wife was murdered there, and he blames himself. In Brussels, he sees the leaders are walking into the assassin's trap-and that it's too late to save them.
Donovan Nash is a man under siege, and this time it’s personal. Eco-Watch, the premier scientific research organization he founded, is being blamed for a series of violent eco-atrocities that ignite protests around the world. Behind the attacks is Garrick Pearce, a man from Donovan’s past, who is bent on a ruthless vendetta. Garrick has promised that after he annihilates Eco-Watch, he’ll murder everyone close to Nash. Recoiling from the damage, Donovan enlists the help of Erica, a woman who claims she has information Donovan needs, but her knowledge makes her a marked woman. Running from trained killers, the FBI and even his own organization, Donovan races from southern California to British Columbia, then finally to Alaska where he joins Eco-Watch personnel and desperately tries to stop what promises to be the worst eco-atrocity in history. With his world in tatters and everything he built seemingly destroyed, Donovan is forced to make one last desperate gamble to stop Garrick and silence the man forever—a roll of the dice that may very well cost Nash his life.
Maverick executive Lin Mere takes over as CEO for a new telecommunications company trying to compete with the big boys in Wellington, New Zealand. With the clock ticking, Lin has to give up almost everything to tackle the demands of the job.
An Asian-American, Lin has followed her father’s trail to New Zealand to try to establish a relationship with her father’s estranged family and solve the mystery of why they want nothing to do with her…and while in New Zealand, she’s intent on rekindling a romance. When danger secretly enters Lin’s life from an unexpected source, she has to face an ordeal even more challenging than the battles in the boardroom.
The question becomes not so much whether Lin will survive in the corporate world, but whether she will survive at all.
Bruno Johnson, a tough street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law. Now he’s an ex-con and his life on parole is not going well. He is hassled by the police at every opportunity, and to make matters even more difficult, his former partner, Robby Wicks, now a high-ranking detective, bullies him into helping solve a high profile crime – unofficially, of course.
Meantime, Bruno’s girlfriend, Marie, brings out the good, the real Bruno, and even though they veer totally outside the law, he and Marie dedicate themselves to saving abused children, creating a type of underground railroad for neglected kids at risk, disposable kids.
Caught between police brutality, the demands of his rogue ex-partner, and the precarious circumstances of the children, Bruno is forced into a brutality of his own as he pulls out every stop to save these children from a warped system of justice.