While Tampa City Hospital battles a ravaging bacteria, resistant to all drugs, Atlanta faces an even greater threat by a covert white supremacist group intent on unleashing an unthinkable, horrendous attack on civil rights supporters. Caught in the middle, Dr. Laura Nelson and Dr. Stacy Jones encounter an opportunity to connect the Tampa nightmare with the Atlanta devastation, but can they prevent it?
Life is good for Dr. Laura Nelson. Her kids have their ups and downs, but seem well adjusted to high school and college; her research project at the university is going well; and she is highly regarded as the chief of surgery at Tampa City Hospital. This sense of tranquility is disrupted when she is drawn into the diagnosis of the first case of HIV/AIDS seen in Tampa. But the challenge of this new disease is dwarfed by the disaster that impacts Laura’s life a few days later. A highly resistant bacterial infection is raging in the surgical intensive care unit, and patients are dying. To make matters worse, Laura’s daughter is exposed to the bacteria and begins to show symptoms. Desperate at this point, Laura calls her young friend, Dr. Stacy Jones, at the CDC in Atlanta. Stacy arrives in Tampa, unaware that a deadly plot is underway in Atlanta as a covert white supremacist cell plans an unthinkable attack on a massive scale. Caught in the middle, Laura and Stacy encounter an opportunity to connect the Tampa nightmare with the impending Atlanta devastation, but can they prevent it?
The brutal secret war to win Kosovo’s freedom from Serbia is in full swing when The Rendition takes readers behind the headlines for an inside look at the United States’ involvement. Alex Klear, a veteran intelligence officer, is sent to the Balkans on a hastily planned rendition which goes terribly bad. Alex decides it’s time to retire. However, when he is persuaded to go to Germany as part of an operation connected to the rendition, he finds himself caught between two dynamic women, an old girlfriend and the female colonel running the ‘op.’ While there, he becomes a target of the Kosovo Liberation Army, a murder suspect to the German police, and for his superiors the perfect fall guy to take the heat for a badly botched secret operation. With Kosovo’s independence declaration coming closer by the day, the secret war heats up and Alex comes to realize that he is at the center of a murky conspiracy aimed at making the United States an international pariah.
A picture’s worth a thousand words…countless lies… millions of deaths…and one fateful birth
Happily married and pregnant with her first child, artist Kali Miller probes Lillian Campbell, her ninety-three year old grandmother, for information about her roots and her mother’s accidental death when Kali was a child. But the impact on her grandmother and the answers that Kali gets are anything but what she expected. Kali’s questions intensify the profound paranoia that had dominated her grandmother’s adult life — that someone from the past has found her — and with Kali’s demand for the truth, Lillian sinks into a life of nightmares and paralyzing fear. Will her life in 1930's Berlin, her loves and lies, and the true meaning of the small painting that she has hidden for more than seventy years be exposed to reveal the hideous secret that has haunted Lillian to this day? Or will the hunt to uncover her past lead to the imminent murder of Lillian and her pregnant granddaughter? Perhaps murder is the only means to keep Kali and her unborn child from a future that no one in the world would ever want to face?
What would you do if someone brutally murdered your only child, served only months in jail because of a technicality, and continually taunted, even threatened, you from behind bars? Could you hide your growing rage from family and friends? Could you gun the killer down as he left prison? Could you change your ID and leave behind your entire life — family, friends, jobs, house — and just disappear? Could Tim and Martha Foster do this?
Forensic evidence and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker, along with best friend and homicide investigator T-Tommy Tortelli and ex-wife and TV reporter Claire McBride, employ all their skills to track down the Fosters.
But Dub quickly learns that the murder of Walter Whitiker is not as simple as it seems and Tim and Martha are not the only ones who want Walt dead. Are they truly as clever as they seem or did someone twist the evidence to keep the hot light of suspicion on the Fosters?
An attractive sous chef at the famous restaurant L’Elfe is murdered and half the employees are suspect. Lacking confidence in the police to solve the murder, Chef Jean Bouvier seeks a quicker solution. He hires private eyes James Lessor and Skip Moore to go undercover and discreetly investigate his restaurant staff. But their investigation turns up far more than they bargained for.
Skip’s charming girlfriend, Emily, confesses that the murder victim and she had been close friends at one point in their lives and had shared a very dark secret. But Emily refuses to elaborate, building a wall of defense between herself and the two young detectives. The more Skip and James investigate the background of the victim and the people she knew, the more they are convinced that this shared secret has far-reaching implications that may lead to the motive for the murder. The closer they get to the answer, the more desperate someone is to stop them.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER? Neither had FBI Special Agent Tristan Wood.
Tristan Wood is a young Special Agent in Washington, DC, tracking down an elusive accomplice to an assassination attempt on the President of the United States, when his FBI partner is shot while spying for the Russians. Recovering his flash drive, Tristan discovers a mysterious video called Tidal Wave 23, showing a Russian nuclear strike.
Convincing his late partner’s father, Sebastian Graves, to come out of retirement and rejoin FBI, they discover the catalyst to nuclear war is a false flag bombing of the Russian embassies. As he learns about the New World Order plan to bring down America, Tristan must fight an uphill battle to save his wife, his new FBI partner, and expose those behind the plot. But as Russia prepares to launch its missiles, can he stop a centuries-old conspiracy planned by the richest and most powerful people on the planet?
The United States is in decline, with an imminent economic collapse on the near horizon. Exchanging politicians every election cycle, between the two major parties, does nothing to fix the problem and the mainstream media won’t report the real news. Most Americans feel something is urgently wrong but refuse to believe it, distracted by Democrat vs. Republican and wedge issues via the Hegelian Dialectic. And worst of all; it’s completely planned.
Blending conspiracy facts with a fast paced fictional thriller, "Tidal Wave 23" keeps the reader guessing while learning about the New World Order. Topics include: False Flags, Public Water Fluoridation, Gulf War Syndrome, DUMB Bases, Police State, Federal Reserve, Tidal Wave 21, Underwear Bomber, Eugenics, Vaccines, Slow Kill Population Control, Georgia Guidestones, Agenda 21, Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Northwoods, 9/11, FEMA Camps, Bilderberg Group, Public Schools, Oklahoma City, PDD-60, Military Industrial Complex, Freemasons, the Illuminati, and more. Dedicated to Alex Jones and his team, this book is a great read for Inforwarriors as well as those they are helping to unplug from the propaganda matrix.
"Soon, the coming Jihad will drive all infidels from the Holy Land and Islam will once again rule the world." The chilling words of a dying man send David Harrim, an undercover CIA operative, on a desperate search to prevent a ruthless plot that will ignite a worldwide Islamic jihad. From Afghanistan to Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran and Israel, he attempts to track down the mysterious terrorist Abdullah with the help of two female agents - one from Israel and the other from Iran. The trail leads from the largest Wahhabi mosque in Riyadh to a terrorist training camp in Pakistan, back to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and finally to the Grand Mosque in Mecca. David's efforts are complicated by several competing factions: the mutaween (Saudi religious police), the Israeli Mossad and Iranian intelligence, Palestinian and Islamic terrorists and the ruling Saudi Arabian royal family. As David draws closer to the truth, he learns that if Abdullah isn't stopped in time, he will start a devastating war between the West and all Muslims. But what David doesn't realize is that he is about to become the final piece in Abdullah's plan.
The story of former KGB colonel Aleksandr Talanov continues in the hotly-anticipated follow-up to the USA Book News "Best Thriller of 2011" -- Department Thirteen.
Colonel Aleksandr Talanov -- the "ice man" -- is married to a woman he wishes he could love. But he can't, and it's an ugly consequence of his training with the KGB. Even so, no one should have to experience what Talanov experiences: the brutal murder of his wife in front of his eyes..
Wracked with guilt and suspected of plotting her death, Talanov spirals downward on a path of self-destruction. He should have been killed, not her. He was the one whose violent past would not leave them alone. Months tick by and Talanov hits rock bottom on the mean streets of Los Angeles, where he meets a hooker named Larisa, who drugs and robs him.
But in the seedy world of prostitution and human trafficking ruled by the Russian mafia, this hooker made the big mistake of stealing the ice man's wallet. In it was Talanov's sole possession of value: his wedding photo. Talanov tracks Larisa down to get that photo because it reminds him of everything that should have been but never was, and never would be because an assassin's bullet had mistakenly killed his wife.
Or was it a mistake?
The answer lies in Greco's Game, a chess match played in 1619 that is famous for its Queen sacrifice and checkmate in only eight moves. In an unusual alliance, Talanov and Larisa team up to begin unraveling the mystery of what Talanov's old KGB chess instructor regarded as the most brilliant example of how to trap and kill an opponent.
Trusting a stranger may prove to be her only means of escape...but at what cost?
Abandoned as a child and desperate for the love of a family, Salt Lake City costume designer Tess Horton refuses to believe her newly discovered relatives are part of the Mafia—until they try to kill her. Plagued by assassins, and now prophetic dreams she doesn’t understand, Tess flees to Mexico only to stumble upon CIA field officer. Max Maxwell washes up on the beach, wounded, unconscious, and Tess's only hope.
Is he willing to betray her trust...if it means stopping an attack on America?
Max is chasing terrorists during a storm on the Sea of Cortez when he runs into an ambush. Knocked out cold he awakens without any memory of who he is and what he is doing in Baja. When assassins arrive Max follows his instincts and helps his rescuer escape. Tess has no choice but to trust him as danger closes in on all sides. With every step they take together Max is drawn closer to his brave companion only to discover when his memories return that betraying her is the only way to stop the worst attack in US history.
Turkish-Kurdish tensions flare in Diyarbakir when Dr. Karim and his family vanish, and Turkish Special Forces are suspected. As Emine Sesen, activist Kurdish lawyer, former political prisoner and daughter of an influential chieftain, begins to investigate, she finds herself partnered with Special Forces General Arslan Buyukdag, scion of a distinguished Turkish military family, chosen by the army to conduct the inquiry. While Emine is sure the military is responsible, Arslan’s commander wants him to exonerate the army. As Emine struggles to overcome her loathing of the Turks and Arslan grapples with his bitterness towards the Kurds, they soon realize that greater interests are at stake than the fate of one Kurdish family. Their attraction to one another grows as their relentless pursuit of the truth leads them to an unholy conspiracy that will do anything to stop them. As the danger mounts, Arslan enlists the help of the only men under his command he can trust, the intrepid Major Mehmet and the hulking, atavistic Sergeant Ruh, a.k.a. the Shepherd, who must join Emine’s fierce Kurdish clansmen in protecting them both. Set in the harsh landscape of Southeastern Turkey, center of the struggles between the Turks and the PKK, the Kurdish terrorist organization, Death In Diyarbakir offers mystery, political intrigue and romance.
Jason Mondy's world is unraveling. He may be the town hero, but his job is in chaos, his girlfriend has left him and his nightmares keep him from sleeping. Even just a simple trip home to find some rest leads his adoptive mother to share a secret she's kept for over twenty-six years . . . Jason has a brother he doesn't remember existed. He doesn't remember his life before he was adopted at age seven. Now the foundation on which he built his world is crumbling. The life he doesn't remember is lost somewhere and his brother left behind. Armed with only this stunning new piece of information, Jason embarks on a quest to find the truths buried deep in his past. As he searches, one by one the pieces of his life fall like dominoes. And the more he uncovers, the more everything he thought he knew about himself and his past begins to turn to ash. His truth isn't true at all . . .
A demon... Every soul he claims is another chance to advance. Until he can walk among us, look like us, make us believe in him. The only thing holding him back is...
An angel... The rules of the realm bind him from fighting on the demon’s terms. But this is his chance to steal something away from the demon, to steal the thing the demon wants most...
A woman who must choose... A woman who has been chosen. Katharine is suddenly a pawn in a game where the rules and the stakes are beyond her comprehension. She must take a side even though she can’t tell angel from demon. And in the end, they will all be judged.
Running Bad is a term usually reserved to poker rooms for the unluckiest of people. The smart ones will pack it in and go home, only to return another night when their luck has changed. But what if you were running bad your entire life?
Hell's children know the feeling all too well, and they can't simply go home until their luck turns, being that their home is the underworld where demons torture souls for fun. They are the answer to the questions no one asked: What happens to the souls of the unborn? How do you judge someone who has yet to exist? You don't. There are no loopholes, no free tickets to eternal bliss. And so they are the unwilling servants to Hell.
Some of Hell's children welcome their fate with open arms. Others fight for the freedom to make their own way in life. Meanwhile, Gabriel Titus drinks and gambles, trying to forget what he can until inevitably being set to work hunting souls. But all that changes when war breaks out between competing factions over a device which would allow its user free reign between Earth and Hell.
Gabriel, who finds himself the only one unwilling to make a stand, is put in charge of a group conscripted for the sole reason that they present absolutely no threat and can be easily disposed of afterward. The problem for Gabriel is there's good reason for that. Can they stay out of their own way long enough to come out of this mess alive?
Running Bad is an urban fantasy novel with a heavy dose of dark humor and is the self-contained first novel in a planned series.
From angelic realms to demonic possession, newcomer Richard L. Hatin bridges heaven and hell in this fast paced, page-turning thriller. Set in a typical, small town in Vermont, the citizens of Sutton are far from "typical." An ancient secret coven ruled by spirit demon Moloch, one of Lucifer's top generals, seeks a male from the Powell family to complete the Evil Agreement set in motion a century ago by Powell's ancestors. Aaron Bailey faces Satan head on in this good versus evil story with all the well-developed characters and evil doers worthy of any bestseller on the bookstore shelves.
Hatin has all the ingredients for an excellent read including remote viewing, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, possession, spirit attachment, guardian angels and angelic visitation.
High above the western United States a small and mysterious object plummets to earth. Thus begins a twisting and deadly search for the promises it holds. A secret U.S. government agency is immediately tasked to find and claim this object, no matter the cost. Don Kirtner and his two closest friends just wanted a peaceful fishing trip deep in the back country of the Rocky Mountains. They did not get what they wanted. They did get Karin Anderssen, a far cry from her father, the guide they expected. Fishing was forgotten when they discovered a small and powerful object that defied explanation. Then they found Colonel Frank Warner of the U.S. Air Force. More precisely, Warner found them. This strange object possessed incredible power that would lead to immense and incalculable rewards if it could only be understood and developed. Power for good or for evil. Warner is after this object and will stop at nothing to get it. The trail soon leads to three fishing buddies and a young woman. But what is this thing? Where did it come from? Who sent it and why? And just who is Karin Anderssen?
Dawud, an Arab genius, creates a nanotechnology weapon capable of destroying the human race, yet small enough to conceal in a hint of perfume. Recruited by Allah's Revenge, a Palestinian terrorist organization, he triggers worldwide panic when his weapon suffocates the passengers on a crowded London train in ninety seconds, filling their lungs with hard, black charcoal. Quinn, an English detective, is first on the scene. A British journalist has a link to the terrorists, and Quinn uses him as bait to flush them out. When their demands are not met, Allah's Revenge wipes out the world leaders attending the G20 summit in South Korea, including the US Vice President. Quinn tracks the terrorists to their lair in Jerusalem and seems to have the weapon under control, but then it is unleashed in Phoenix, Arizona, and Quinn needs all his wits and courage to prevent a horde of nanobots from decimating America.
One day Tom decides to document his life story. During various stages of his life Tom is troubled by dreams of people that are forbidden from traveling to 'the other side' and he becomes suspicious of their purpose. Tom often wakes up from his dreams wondering if he is merely existing in a reflection of reality.
Something is happening to Tom that he doesn't understand. Obsessed by a single passion, he pursues answers in his dream world, traveling on an adventure of the inner mind and not stopping until he understands and discovers his destination.
REVELATION 9:11 Unravel the clues to a supernatural mystery and discover what will happen at the end of the world through the pages of this controversial 370-page supernatural novel that flashes back and forth between the centuries to a stunning and unforgettable ending From The Writing Team Of Ian A. Stuart & David R. Franklyn Discover why the eccentric Roman Catholic priest Benjamin Price was silenced by the Vatican Enter the mind of Abaddon - Destroyer of the Old Testament and Angel of the Abyss Solve the mystery of the unusual Native woman found on a rocky beach with her body stained red Live through shipwrecks, dramatic escapes, supernatural battles and executions by fire Locate the living, timeless, fog-bound Island at the very edge of North America Confront the Archangel Michael - warrior Prince of the Seraphim Experience a vision of Heaven and a clash between celestial beings in the depths of the Abyss Uncover the reason for the penance imposed on the possessed cleric, Étienne D Entremont Meet Nazi Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler who is obsessed with the mythical Nephilim Portal Sail on Reprisal and Nicholas with pirate Edward Bailey and the lust-obsessed Bernard La Roque Conspire to topple a throne with the Duc D Antin, first cousin to Louis, King of France Meet the children of an angel and find out why one loves him and the other hates everything he stands for and learn why we are all moving inexorably to the final event in world history and The Destiny Of The Human Race.
White House Director of Homeland security, Samantha Reid, receives intelligence about a possible new threat to the country's national security. The idea is staggering. What if a hostile country or group gets hold of a small nuclear device and then, instead of aiming it at one of our cities, they intend to detonate it high in the atmosphere? The result would be the creation of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse or "EMP" sending shock waves that would "fry" all electronics on the ground in its line of site. There would be no electricity, no internet, no computers, communications, transportation, refrigeration, ATMs - it would set us back to the year 1910!
Could it happen here? White House officials are too skeptical and too focused on other threats to pay attention to Samantha's warnings. The love of her life, Tripp Adams is sent on a business trip to a foreign country where just such a plot is simmering. Will Tripp become embroiled? Will he be trapped overseas while Samantha races to pull a team together to foil a sinister plot?
This gripping tale spans the globe and is filled with international action and political intrigue at the highest levels, made all too real by the author's "inside The White House" details. It gives the reader a seat at the table in the Situation Room, the meetings in the Oval Office, and the frantic search for a way out. It's a trip on a wild ride of an all-too-real scenario for the future of our country.
Blood in the Ground represents the third and final installment of the Ascension Trilogy. The trilogy should not be misconstrued as a three-part sequel. As a footnote, the books do not occur in chronological order. Each book in the trilogy stands in its own right as a complete story, which is locked into place within the larger story: the Ascension Trilogy. Notwithstanding the independence of each book, the three books are distinct pieces of the puzzle each fitting neatly together. The Ascension Trilogy is more akin to a path upon which a journey is embarked. This journey symbolically represents the spiritual trek of man. In the first book, the pilgrimage begins in the depths of darkness, representing man’s darkest day, religiously identified as the “fall of man” and progresses into book two as a type of purgatory. The attendant is prepared; the dross is skimmed from the molten man so that he may be pure in his future service. As the odyssey of the Ascension Trilogy continues into the third book, Blood in the Ground, man progresses into spiritual glory, often regarded religiously as the “Kingdom”. The three books of the Ascension Trilogy map the steps of man’s passage. It is upon this route that the Ascension Trilogy was founded, from the depths to the heights, so to speak. Blood in the Ground carries the reader to the third level of this voyage.
Blood in the Ground exploits the convention of magical realism to a certain degree. The book should not be confused with the literary genre of magical realism, or the Neue Sachlichkeit art movement of the 1920’s, rather a borrowing of technique and style. So, call it a convention. The story acknowledges the skin-like membrane that separates the human world from the spiritual world. Just as the cells within our body are contained by a membrane, so is the world that we live in. Likewise, just as nucleotides cross neural membranes, spirits can cross the membrane that separates our world from theirs— and vice-a-versa, as Peyton Costello does in Blood in the Ground and previous Ascension Trilogy books. Peyton and Opossum are analogous to shamans who partake in ayahuasca to transcend the membrane like veil that shields the spiritual world from our own reality. When these two shamans pass forward into the spiritual world, they are endowed with great powerful weapons to do battle against each other and claim victories for their Masters. In the book Blood in the Ground, the spoils of this war are the souls in which Peyton fights for and Opossum attempts to usurp. The ultimate prize is ascension. What remains is the ravages of a great spiritual war that has been waged since time began.
Seventeen degrees, three minutes North—the latitude of the border that separates Juarez, Mexico from El Paso, Texas—for all practical purposes, one city with two souls.
Jack Sloan follows a trail between Juarez and Santa Fe with stops in El Paso and Phoenix. It begins and ends in the barrancos of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Santa Fe with Jack’s discovery of a satchel full of cash. Jack tells his wife Darlene about his find, and they’re both sucked into the most dangerous mystery of their lives.
The money is tied to the kidnapping/murder of Robert Pendleton, a prominent New York hedge fund manager. The hostage is taken in Juarez, released and killed in New Mexico, and the Mexican AFI and U.S. FBI work together to solve the case. High-profile publicity is not something either government wants. Carlos Santiago, the AFI agent assigned to the case, and Frank Hunter, his FBI counterpart, know that something doesn’t fit, but they need Jack’s help to find out what.
Pendelton’s beautiful and sensual wife is connected, but the how remains as much of a mystery as what a man like him was doing in the outskirts of Juarez in the first place.
Five hundred million missing from Pendleton’s hedge fund leads the AFI and FBI to the conclusion that the kidnap victim may have staged his own abduction because his Ponzi scheme was about to be undone by a falling stock market. It also provides five hundred million reasons for everyone to be so interested in his life and death.
Under pressure from the FBI for his possible link to three-year old crimes, Jack travels to Juarez to meet with El Jefe, Jack’s nickname for the cartel boss/politician who claims to have information the Feds want—information passed to him by Rosa Lara, the kidnap victim’s mistress and a woman El Jefe desires. Cartel war rages in the city and Jack makes a narrow escape.
The background beat goes on as the relentless killer pursues the satchel of cash Jack found. He stashes bloody corpses along his trail, and his skill as a tracker and hunter of men leave law enforcement bewildered.
Love, greed, and betrayal drive the characters and their stories. It comes to a surprising end in the same place it started—the hauntingly beautiful barrancos of the high desert.
Murder A college student receives an assignment to solve an unresolved murder. The case brings her into contact with a world she never believed existed. Vampires living among humans. Hidden in plain sight. Contact with vampires brings her a new case to solve. The murder of the man she loved.
Jeff made a fortune but lost it all in a Ponzi scheme run by his longtime friend and financial advisor. Unable to face either his shame or his family, he puts a .357 pistol in his mouth and ends the pain.
His older son is a respected attorney in Washington, who unsuccessfully defends a serial killer known as “The Giggler.” That killer is then sent to the same Maryland prison as the Ponzi crook.
At the urging of a remarkable woman to break everything in his life, Jeff’s younger son drifts from being a waiter in Washington to becoming a sniper in Afghanistan. When he returns, he finds himself in exotic South Beach, face-to-face with the younger son of the Ponzi crook in an upscale bar.
Caught in a legal web where victims are second-class citizens, the brothers are drawn ever closer together even as destiny pulls them apart.
In his chilling and suspenseful third novel, Code Blood (MCM Publishing, $14.95, January 2012), Kurt Kamm takes the reader into the connected lives of a fire paramedic, a Chinese research student with the rarest blood in the world, and the blood-obsessed killer who stalks her.
Colt Lewis, a young Los Angeles County fire paramedic responds to a fatal car accident where the victim dies in his arms. Her foot has also been severed but is nowhere to be found. Who is she and what happened to the missing foot?
During a weeklong search, Colt risks his career to find the victim’s identity and her missing foot. His search leads him to a dark and disturbing side of Los Angeles…an underworld of body part dealers and underground Goth clubs. There he uncovers a tangled maze of drugs, needles, and maniacal rituals, which can only lead to death—but whose death?
Emergency medicine, the science of stem cell research, and the unsettling world of blood fetishism and body parts makes for an edgy L.A. Noir thriller you won’t want to put down till the very last page!
The Right Guard takes us on a suspense-filled journey through the world of intelligence and defense in the 1970's. Though set in 1978, The Right Guard resembles the present political and economic climate of the United States, giving the reader a sense that such a scenario is very conceivable.
Connecting "novel" with reality, Hamlet begins each of the first 38 chapters and chapter 72 with actual newspaper articles relating to the topics that are contained in the novel. A Senior Member of the Intelligence Community and former case officer said of The Right Guard, "This is the most realistic novel I have read about what it feels like to be in the field as a case officer."
Over one million military weapons and equipment are missing from the U.S. military inventories across the country. Where are all the weapons? CIA operative, Eric Brent is used to flush out a secretive, "phantom" group hostile to a wildly spending, intrusive U.S. Administration that threatens to destroy the American economy and shrink individual freedoms.
Throughout The Right Guard, Hamlet takes you through the twists and turns of the secretive world of intelligence as the undercover assignment goes astray. Eric exposes a far-reaching and well-planned movement and an event that could alter the United States forever. Strained loyalties arise as the "phantom" group appeals to Eric and his superiors. Each question ends in surprise as personal and professional conflicts for Eric arise. He is forced to reach back into his high-ranking father's Nazi Germany past.to solicit help.
The Right Guard is an exercise in gripping, fast-paced realism that keeps the reader focused through the eyes of those who live in the intelligence world. A Senior Military Officer at the Pentagon called it ".a profound book. One I won't forget for a long while."
Alexandra Hamlet has successfully crossed into a male-dominated genre of action, reality, technical correctness, and suspense that historically has been led by the likes of Clancy, Ludlum, Deighton, Bamford, and LeCarre. With the addition of the romantic interest, often missing in books of this nature, The Right Guard is truly one of a kind.
An international conspiracy, a series of murders, a race against the clock…
A vicious murder at sea begins a series of deadly events stretching from Europe to the Middle East and Africa. International conspirators plot to send a s shipment of goods to an undisclosed destination, and they will stop at nothing to achieve their ends.
A concealed world of deceit and lies is populated by an international assassin, a brutal ship’s captain, criminal businessmen, rogue scientists, and ruthless government representatives. Standing in their paths is Bavarian Kommissar of Police Franz Waldbaer, assisted by a team of CIA operational specialists and a capable, if prickly, female Austrian police official.The stakes are high and the time is limited to prevent an incident with major international implications. From the alpine peaks of Germany to the alley ways of Azerbaijan, from CIA headquarters in Virginia to the sweep of the North Atlantic, the pace is furious as malevolent and murderous players do all within their power to defeat the forces of order arrayed against them.
Ash Levine, the top detective in the LAPD’s elite Felony Special squad, is called out to solve the murder of two young black men found shot to death in a Venice alley. The case is a high priority because one of the victims is the son of City Councilman Isaac Pinkney, a frequent critic of the LAPD. Searching for the killer throws Levine into the world of Los Angeles’s Russian Mafia, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and Middle Eastern archeologists.
Ash’s history as a child of a Holocaust survivor gives him a unique perspective on murder, redemption, and justice. His background as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, and his relentless, single-minded focus on his investigations make him a thoroughly absorbing character. As Ash closes in on the killer, the investigation becomes increasingly complex – and personal. Ash soon discovers that he is not just an investigator, but a target.
Corwin introduced Ash Levine in Kind of Blue, a Booklist Top 10 Crime Novel choice in 2011. In Midnight Alley Corwin again uses his hard-earned inside knowledge to provide the reader with a gritty, atmospheric glimpse into Los Angeles’s noir underworld.
“Two United States Supreme Court Justices and one Federal Reserve Board Governor Murdered Within Two Weeks. Action Needed. Where is the FBI?” Headlines scream across the nation as a country in near panic pleads for the capture of the killers. With little progress, U.S. President Samuel Schroeder asks Jack McCall, a veteran of the CIA and Defense Intelligence, to head up a special multi-agency task force to find the killers.
A frustrated and unhappy FBI designates, as its representative, Rachel Johnstone, an agent with whom Jack has had some personal history. The Third Coincidence unfolds amidst continued assassinations, accusations that the president is attempting to form his own secret police, and confirmation hearings for reluctant nominees to fill the vacant positions while the Supreme Court struggles to sustain a quorum. Will a terrorist group or a mad assassin succeed in destroying these revered institutions? In the spirit of The Day of the Jackal and The Manchurian Candidate, this story is juxta-posed through the eyes of both the hunter and the hunted as the devious plot to change America hurtles forward. “This is an exciting action-packed thriller that grips readers with the opening assassinations and never slows down until the final confrontation though there is a somewhat repetitiveness feel to the cat and mouse storyline. A romantic subplot seems a forced requirement, but fans will enjoy the heroics of Jack and Rachel as they play chess against a homegrown terrorist or more.” Harriet Klausner, The Midwest Book Review, February 2012 “The Third Coincidence is literally a non-stop wild ride from the moment you pick it up until it ends.” PopcornReads.com, February 2012“Two United States Supreme Court Justices and One Federal Reserve Board Governor Murdered in Past Two Weeks. When Will the Murderous Rampage Stop?”
Amos Posner has lost his job and may lose his wife. But now his situation has brought a resounding YES to that old saying – “Things could be worse.” What started as a reluctant act of kindness has turned into his worst nightmare amid the dunes in the Hamptons.
Amos Posner has a lovely house in the upscale Hamptons beach community of eastern Long Island. But recent events in his life are preventing him from enjoying it. His employer, an international trading firm, fired him after making him the scapegoat for some shady business deals. His wife, a highly successful Manhattan lawyer, has not taken kindly to his job situation, and their marriage is under considerable stress. Amos is spending most of his time at the beach house, alone, and not at all happy. So he is highly vulnerable when a beautiful woman approaches him on a bus – the Hampton Jitney – from Manhattan to the Hamptons and persuades him to show her around the area on her day off from her job as a psychiatric resident at a Manhattan hospital. When Amos reluctantly agrees, he gets far more than an ego boost. He gets a nightmare beyond imagination. And the cascading events could cost him more than the loss of his job and his wife. They could cost him his life.
Katrina tells one lie to get out of a sticky situation. Just a single, simple white lie. But when that lie begins to spiral out of control, she gets pulled into a nightmare game of life and death.How far will Katrina go to keep her lie intact?
While driving to a charming village tucked away deep in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, where she is to begin a new job teaching high school English, Katrina Burton picks up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be drunk and predatory. Fearful for her safety, she lies about her destination in order to get him out of the car. But when she later discovers that he is a teacher at the same school, she finds herself feeding that initial lie with more lies. Then Katrina meets a mysterious man. Handsome, charismatic and strong, he is exactly what she needs to extricate her from the expanding network of lies, now spinning out of control. She falls fast and hard for him. But her perfect solution soon becomes a nightmare that lands her in the middle of a grisly murder. And Katrina's problems don't stop there. She must decide whether to betray her new love, or cover up the murder and hope for the best...until she discovers that the choice may not be hers to make.
A decade ago, Dr. Declan Stewart, once the world's foremost authority on ancient manuscripts, vanished from an obscure asylum in Damascus. On a winter's day shrouded in fog, he rose from his bed, walked out the door and disappeared. No one looked for him because no one cared. The assassins had made sure there would be no one left to care.
For ten years, Declan hides himself away on the isolated western coast of New Zealand's South Island, riding the towering waves of Ghost Ships break and trying to forget the past. Then on a bright summer's day, as the sun settles on the western horizon, a dying monk from an obscure Syrian monastery appears on the high cliffs and calls his name. It is then that Declan realizes nothing can save him from his destiny; that he will never escape his obsession with the elusive ancient manuscript known only as Q.
The message the old priest brings—of a cryptic letter of St. Paul and a parchment map leading to a lost desert temple—sends Declan hurtling back into a world he had vowed never to reenter. Confronting the demons of his past and the shadowy forces that would turn the power of Q to their own twisted ends, Declan enters a realm of danger, betrayal and death. And there, amidst chaos and peril, he finds not only the destiny he had sought to deny, but the love of a courageous Palestinian refugee and her fatherless son.
An unprecedented genetic mutation, an underground think tank, and an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company collide in this dazzling debut thriller.
For one hundred and fifty-five days, Will Foster has been locked in medical quarantine without his consent. The doctors claim he is infected with a deadly virus, but this is a lie. Encoded in his DNA is a mutation that provides immunity from disease for all who possess it, source code that Vyrogen Pharmaceuticals aims to commercialize as a multi-billion-dollar gene therapy.
Against all odds, Foster escapes his laboratory prison and steals a virulent strain of bubonic plague as insurance. To help him unravel the mystery inside him, Foster contacts the only person he can trust: a former lover and microbiologist living Vienna and the two become fugitives, hunted across the heart of Europe.
Under the guise of averting a plague pandemic, Vryogen hires an elite, underground Think Tank to track down Foster. But the brilliant team discovers something unexpected—the ugly side of multinational pharmaceutical competition—and must choose between serving their client and saving Foster.
With unflagging suspense, unforgettable characters, and riveting biomedical detail, The Calypso Directive deftly explores the issues of genetic exploitation and piracy. Captivating, controversial, and courageous, Andrews debut is sure to thrill and leave you wondering what secrets are locked in your DNA.
She’s back! The Black Stiletto is at it again, still masked, still a vigilante. Now she’s fighting a Harlem drug kingpin, but she has troubles of her own – a shady film maker has a film of her unmasked…and, she’s fallen in love with an FBI agent with orders to arrest her.
Synopsis: It’s 1959, and Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, sets out to confront a dangerous gangster known as the heroin king of Harlem when the teenage daughter of her beloved martial arts instructor ends up a prisoner in an uptown narcotics den. And the Stiletto has troubles of her own – a shady filmmaker is threatening to reveal her identity to the world - a close friend of her landlord and substitute father may be in cahoots with the Harlem criminals - she’s fighting for racial equality - and she has fallen in love again…this time with an FBI agent who has standing orders to arrest her. Meantime, in the present, the Stiletto’s son Martin faces his own blackmail crisis when he finds out that there is a second copy of an 8mm film he found in his mother’s strongbox – showing the Black Stiletto unmasked in a film studio dressing room. As he tries to stop the filmmaker’s son’s extortion plot, he learns that his daughter, Gina, has been brutally assaulted in New York City. The past and the present meet as two shattering climaxes converge.
Locals in a small southern coastal village come to fear Donato De Luca, the stranger who has settled among them, whom they wrongly surmise to be a Mafia don. Donato, a bar owner from Newark, on the run, falsely accused of stealing money from the mob, uses his new-found evil identity as a force for good, combating hatred, bigotry, superstition, and finally confronting the mob boss who has arrived to kill him. Donato's journey reveals that some men are born wicked, some men achieve wickedness, and some men have wickedness thrust upon them.
American journalist, Jenny Osborne, has just received her first big assignment abroad to report on the war situation between the government and rebels in Congo, but soon after their arrival, she and her photojournalist, John Spencer discover that things are not as they seem.
When Kai, a local schoolgirl, decides to end the psychological and sexual abuse that she and her mother have endured at the hands of Gaston, she seeks out Jenny for help. Kai gives Jenny damaging information that could bring down "The Helpers" - a very powerful underground organization whose members include international businessmen and high priests. Their main aim is to maintain a stronghold on the natural resources of Congo and they will stop at nothing to prevent Jenny from exposing them.
Jenny finds herself on the run, caught in a web of intrigue, espionage, assassinations and corruption spanning from Congo to Europe, and as far reaching as the United States. Her only hope is Lance Lemmand, a veteran French Intelligence Officer in Congo, and his handsome sidekick Pierre-Jean Philippe. But will they find her before it is too late? Or will "The Helpers" silence them once and for all. Find out in the startling conclusion of: The Helpers.
In her brilliant debut novel, longtime daily journalist Theasa Tuohy captures the essence of what drives those who go into war armed only with a camera, notebook, and pen.
At a time when women rarely dreamed beyond careers as nurses, teachers or secretaries and certainly not as news reporters, a tall, enigmatic redhead arrives in Saigon. She is an object of great interest to the male correspondents, but few take her seriously as a reporter. Angela Martinelli survives a chopper crash, spends several days in the rat-infested bunkers of Khe Sanh, is captured briefly by the Viet Cong while trying to make her own way to the battle of Hue after being refused a hop on a military chopper, and finally is badly wounded when a jeepload of other correspondents are killed in Cholon. Her life, loves and struggle to prove herself chronicle the deterioration of the war, the strategic battles around the Tet offensive, and the conflict raging back home over the conduct of the war. Not since Graham Greene has anyone captured so well the tedium and terror of reporting on war.
Greg Kowalski grows up in Michigan with an abusive father, a Saginaw city firefighter. Cut off from his family, Greg travels to California to become a firefighter. He is tormented by the contradiction of hatred for his father and the need to have his father’s approval and love.
Greg moves on to the brutal LACoFD helitack training academy at Camp 8 where he graduates and begins work. He suffers traumatic stress after his crew is trapped on a mountainside in an explosive wildfire and his captain and mentor dies in a burnover. The night before this incident, Greg’s father is killed in a fire in Saginaw. Greg struggles to cope with these dual tragedies.
He comes to terms with the loss of his captain, but has greater difficulty surmounting his father’s influence on his life. The title is a metaphor for the life of Greg Kowalski, a nineteen-year-old searching for his place in life.
Can a ghost haunt more than your home? Can a Sasquatch track more than footprints?
Aubrey Taylor’s quaint and cozy life in the subdued, Appalachian town of Lake Julian had never been exceptional. Shouldered by his lifelong friends, Buzz Reiselstein and Rodriqa Auerbach, he quietly endured the puerile punishments of a persistent pack of pesky bullies that included the most-feared kid in school, Magnos Strumgarten, and his own obnoxiously, well-accomplished brother, Gaetan. Comfortable in his humdrum niche of the absolutely average, Aubrey never pushed back.
Until...fate dug a little too deep…and the unseen darkness of unspoken places rattled his mediocrity.
When spurious specters and elusive mountain men battle for a tomb of Watchers, buried in ages past, only those who choose to look beyond the surface feel the grip of the ancients’ revenge. Unusual disappearances, a colorful cadre of insightful townsfolk and a whirlwind of blunders and mishaps exposes the struggling forces that transform Aubrey and his friends into more than spectators amidst the oldest war of all.
Prepare yourself to see the unseen as you’ve never seen it before.
In the not too distant future a biological crisis of epic proportions threatens the world. Genetically manufactured creatures, named airwars, attack and kill at random. Attacks on airwars result in the reproductive release of thousands of juveniles, which exponentially increase the airwar population hampering attempts at extermination.
A hastily formed world government, although having captured and sequestered the airwar's creator, appears more effective in consolidating power than managing the crisis.
Hope emerges when a navy admiral discovers there are individuals born genetically immune to the deadly stings of the creatures. As the immunes struggle to protect humanity, they bemoan escalating governmental control. The admiral dismisses their concerns imploring focus on the creatures not politics.
There is, though, one key immune with the intelligence and leadership to look beyond the crisis. Consumed with exacting revenge against the airwars' creator he remains oblivious. As the government unfolds its secret plans to end the crisis the destined future of humanity may well rest on his shoulders.
When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers – by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed.
Except what if one day there wasn’t?
Dave Gurney, a few months past the Mellery case that pulled him out of retirement and then nearly killed him, is trying once again to adjust to his country house’s bucolic rhythms when he receives a call about a case so seductively bewildering that the thought of not looking into it seems unimaginable—even if his beloved wife, Madeleine, would rather he do anything but.
The facts of what has occurred are horrible: a blushing bride, newly wed to an eminent psychiatrist and just minutes from hearing her congratulatory toast, is found decapitated, her head apparently severed by a machete. Though police investigators believe that a Mexican gardener killed the young woman in a fit of jealous fury, the victim’s mother—a chilly high-society beauty—is having none of it. Reluctantly drawn in, Dave is quickly buffeted by a series of revelations that transform the bizarrely monstrous into the monstrously bizarre.
Underneath it all may exist one of the darkest criminal schemes imaginable. And as Gurney begins deciphering its grotesque outlines, some of his most cherished assumptions about himself are challenged, causing him to stare into an abyss so deep that it threatens to swallow not just him but Madeleine, too. Desperate to protect Madeleine and bring an end to the madness, Gurney ultimately discovers that the killer has left a trace after all. Unfortunately, the revelation may come too late to save his own life.
With Shut Your Eyes Tight, John Verdon delivers on the promise of his internationally bestselling debut, Think of a Number, creating a portrait of evil let loose across generations that is as rife with moments of touching humanity as it is with spellbinding images of perversity.
Outspoken, brash New Yorker Sammy Greene needs a second chance. Fired from her job as a Washington TV producer, her midnight to 3 am show "Sammy Greene on the LA Scene" at a small progressive radio station soon has Sammy ruffling the feathers of a popular Orange County Congressman. And everyone is listening.December, 1999. 10 days before the new millennium. Already on edge with Santa Ana "devil wind" fanning fires threatening to engulf the city and Y2K looming, Sammy's callers imagine Armageddon - the perfect setting for a rogue CIA operative to manipulate fears as cover for his deadly plot.A young woman's burned body identified as the wayward daughter of old friend, Gus Pappajohn spurs the ex- campus cop to join Sammy in what may be a murder investigation, along the way exposing the seamy underbelly of Tinseltown. If Sammy's not careful this time, someone will make sure she's off the air for good.
Four friends on an African safari must transform themselves from tourists into agents of their own survival. Dehydration, sunstroke, savage vegetation, and Africa’s most fearsome predators-some of them human-threaten at every turn. As the four come face-to-face with the hazards and living riches of one of the last pristine environments on Earth, they make life-changing discoveries about their partners and themselves.
For sixty years rumours raged on Canada's west coast that a large gold cache belonging to the murdered Tsar Nikolas II was lost in a sunken ship. In 1979 when a weekend hunter discovers an ingot in a remote mountain cave it triggers a flurry of international gold seekers. The Tsar's cache of 110 tonnes is worth three billion dollars.
Dimitri Komadze, deputy chairman of the dreaded Russian KGB seeks to correct his father's fatal mistake in losing the gold; Alex Plastiras, a disgraced US Marine now working as a mercenary for exiled Romanov interests, launches an airborne unit to get the gold.
Then there's Harry Travis a reluctant Canadian Secret Service operative who finds people are not what they seem-in fact some are either ruthless lovers or deadly killers-or both!
Colonel Ilya Orlov, a guard's officer with sworn loyalties to a long-dead Tsar, founded a secret community called "Stavka" where the old Russian flag still flies. His beautiful granddaughter, part Russian, part Native Indian, has trained a bald eagle to hunt and kill anyone on demand.
As he battles to pursue the treasure Travis discovers there is a dangerous secret hidden with the gold known simply to British and Canadian Intelligence as the "Nikolas Consignment."
This historical novel while set in the Canada of 1979 has a storyline weaving through actions in Chile, Sydney Australia, Prague, San Francisco, the Kola Peninsula in Northern Russia and Gori, Georgia, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin.