PINNACLE OF DECEIT is a highly accomplished thriller from author Eric Rill. Set in the gilded world of luxury hotels, high-stakes politics, drug czars, and money launderers, it follows the astonishingly successful lives of four men who share a dark secret from their troubled past in an Arizona orphanage, and a sadistic killer bent on hunting them down.
Anthony Marshall, self-made owner of the world's largest luxury hotel chain, Pinnacle Hotels--Gerald Pratt, his tortured accomplice--Ricardo Sanchez, the world's most ruthless drug lord--and Harmon Baker, an aspiring congressman who becomes an accidental world leader--are all caught up in a web of intrigue that not only pits them against a merciless outside force, but also against one another.
As the plot surges through the glamour capitals of the world to its shocking conclusion in Montreal, the price that the relentless pursuit of wealth and power can extract is made devastatingly clear. PINNACLE OF DECEIT will have you frantically turning pages until the very end.
In the style of Robert Ludlum, David Baldacci, and Nelson DeMille.
It is 1961 in the fourth book of the “Black Stiletto” series. Judy, the Stiletto, meets Leo, a charismatic man who convinces her to move to Los Angeles when she is “run out” of New York by increasingly hazardous police heat. But soon Judy suspects that Leo is not the white knight she first thought. Leo, who has connections with the West Coast mobs, has plenty of skeletons in the closet. His mysterious sister, Christina, who once served time for armed robbery, could also be a threat to the Stiletto’s new life in California. Meanwhile, in the present, Alzheimer’s-stricken Judy takes a turn for the worse as Martin comes to grips with the imminent end of his mother’s life. And when elements from the Stiletto’s past once again appear to threaten Martin’s family, it is up to his daughter Gina to step up and take matters into her own hands. In a novel bristling with mysteries, secrets, and lies, the Black Stiletto saga takes a dark left turn into even more treacherous territory.
Dan Lord is a forty-year-old private detective with a law degree working the blurred line between right and wrong in the Nation’s Capital. As a self-employed solutions broker and legal consultant, he works for a very select clientele. He doesn’t advertise and only takes cases on referral. But when two people close to him are murdered, Dan’s work becomes very personal.
With the assistance of a newly hired female intern, extracting clues from a ladder of acquaintances, Dan bounds through both the underbelly and elite of society, each step bringing more questions and yet ultimately taking him closer to the answer he seeks. A bail bondsman, a recluse hacker, a court clerk, a university student, an old-school barber, a high-class madam, an intelligence officer, a medical doctor, and a police detective are among the list of people Dan must cajole for help. His quest will lead him to discover things he never wanted to know, and put him in the position to reveal things that important people would prefer remain unrevealed.
Tense, ingenious, and filled with the unforgettable characters, Favors and Lies is Mark Gilleo’s most thrilling novel yet.
New York City commercial real estate power-broker Jonah Gray has finally resurfaced and he has a lot of unfinished business. Since becoming a fugitive and fleeing his own country, the road traveled has been a long and shocking one. And it has been a road of singular purpose: the methodical preparation for his return. Saddled nine years ago with a rare Fabergé Imperial Easter Egg thought lost in the Russian Revolution, Jonah made sure the treasure ended up at its destination. In keeping it from his conniving half-brother, he also inadvertently killed a dirty New York City cop, and his own father was murdered in cold blood. Jonah is unsure which is greater: all he lost in this world, or all he has learned about himself. One thing is certain. It is time. Time for ruthlessness. Time for payback. Time for truth. Time for redemption. Time for a new deal. Jonah believes he is ready for everything that is about to happen. The question remains…is everyone else?
Can wine really make you live forever? Yes, if the grapes are an ancient varietal—or so the members of the Vintage Club believe. Made up of some of the world’s wealthiest industrial magnates, the club conducts secret scientific research to discover what has eluded humans throughout history: the elixir of life.
Their quest hits a snag when scientist Walter Trudell is murdered. The prime murder suspect is his godson Reggie Alexander, a patent attorney whom Trudell once saved from a life of poverty in northeast Washington, D.C. As soon as news of the murder spreads, Reggie goes into hiding—soon after his wife and son disappear.
After being chased by mysterious assailants, beaten unconscious, and planted with a bug, Reggie must come to grips with his own private demons while figuring out how to save his family. The Vintage Club is a thriller that both explores the ancient Christian symbolism of wine and imagines ways that modern nanotechnology could be used to discover the fountain of youth.
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.
The Innocent Traitor, Eric Rill’s riveting new thriller, plummets the reader into the secret corridors of international espionage and politics as it follows the lives of two immigrants who risk everything to reach America, unaware of the perils that await them.
János Stern flees Budapest at the onset of the Hungarian revolution and is recruited by the CIA, where an ugly secret surfaces that threatens to destroy his career and compromise the security of the United States government.
Karel Horák escapes from Czechoslovakia during the 1968 putsch and becomes a powerful and successful hotelier. But even power and success cannot protect him from the front lines of a coup that could destabilize Central America and send shockwaves through Washington.
How the lives of Stern and Horák and their families come together is an intense life-and-death drama that will keep you turning the pages until you discover a truth you would never have thought possible.
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.
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.
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.
Working 5 miles inside a Los Angeles water tunnel in 1971, Willie Carter was one of 17 men killed in a methane explosion in what became known as the Sylmar Tunnel disaster. Tunnel Visions, a work of faction, blends fact and fiction, weaving together the historical facts of the Sylmar disaster, the current struggle for control over California's diminishing water supply, and a fictional plot to attack Los Angeles' water system. Nick Carter, Willie Carter's son, is a firefighter trained in tunnel rescue operations. His fiancée, Cindi, is an ATF Special Agent. On a Sunday in 2014, they are swept up in a massive Homeland Security response to a terror alert in Los Angeles. At the end of Tunnel Visions, when Nick makes a desperate entry into a gas-filled Sylmar Tunnel access shaft in an attempt to save Cindi and prevent an explosion, his past and present are brought together in an unexpected way.
Luke Stark, a Special Forces veteran, returns home from his second tour in Afghanistan to learn that his wife has been mysteriously murdered and his son has disappeared. These tragedies, in addition to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, push him over the edge. He has also been diagnosed with an incipient form of cancer, but he forgoes treatment, a decision that is akin to a slow suicide.
Although he languishes in a shelter, he wears an impeccable suit, an eccentric characteristic that sets him apart from his fellow down-and-outers and just about everybody else. He is nicknamed, somewhat ironically, The Suited Hero.
Revenge and the search for his son spark a kind of rebirth in him that is as cathartic as it is brutal. This leads him into the dangerous world of illegal prescription drug distribution, where nobody in this gripping mystery crime thriller— not even some family members—is who they appear to be.
Freelance writer Zacchaeus Miller travels to Israel, where he is told he has the ability to impact the lives of millions. He dives into the culture of his surroundings, in the end accidentally exposed to inside information threatening international borders. Burdened with the knowledge of an underground terrorist plot soon to be executed, the protagonist is then forced to play a role in the crisis. In a race against time, and an ongoing struggle to declare his innocence, he must intercept the impending attack or watch helplessly as innocent people are slaughtered and nations destroyed. But even the unintended emissary isn’t sure which side he is on. Controversial, addicting, and bold, Mistaken Enemy is compelling new author Dennis Nehamen’s first release of the Zach Miller Thrillers. What begins as the captivating chronicle of one man’s exploration of a foreign land soon becomes a heart-racing account of hate, revenge, and conviction, ultimately testing the boundaries of human love.
A retired Professor of Law who hasn’t tried a real case in forty years teams up with a former student who’s yet to trial a case at all, in order to clear both of their names…
The Professor introduces Thomas Jackson McMurtrie, a longtime law professor at the University of Alabama, who, 40 years after giving up a promising career as a trial lawyer to teach law students at the request of his mentor, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, retires to his farm an angry and bitter man, betrayed by both a Board member he mistook for a friend and his own failing health. Meanwhile, the young family of one of Tom’s oldest friends is killed in a tragic collision with an 18-wheeler.
Believing his career is over, Tom refers his friend to a brilliant, yet beleaguered, former student, Rick Drake, who begins to uncover that the truth behind the tragedy is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery and greed. When a key witness is murdered on the eve of trial, the young attorney, in over his head and at the end of his rope, knows he needs help…and there’s only one man who can help him.
The Professor is the first in a series of tense legal thriller featuring the unusual and compelling legal team of McMurtie & Drake, combining the thrills and authenticity of a John Grisham novel for the audience that flocked to Friday Night Lights.
When Jake Patrick took a summer internship at his estranged father’s corporation, he anticipated some much-needed extra cash and a couple of free meals from his guilty dad. He would never have guessed that he’d find himself in the center of an international scandal involving a U.S. senator, conspiracy, backroom politics, and murder. Or that his own life would hang in the balance. Or that he’d find help – and much more than that – from a collection of memorable characters operating on all sides of the law. Jake’s summer has turned into the most eventful one of his life. Now he just needs to survive it.
From the sweatshops of Saipan to the most powerful offices in Washington, SWEAT rockets through a story of crime and consequences with lightning pacing, a twisting plot, an unforgettable cast of characters, and wry humor. It is another nonstop thriller from Mark Gilleo.
"This is a goddamn big story. It'll make those jerks at the Post look like idiots and Watergate look like a cop taking an apple off a fruit stand."
It's 1972. The Watergate scandal has Washington on edge and Putnam, a Vietnam veteran and courier for one of the capital's leading television stations, is trying to get his life back together after his nightmarish ordeal in the war. Racing at breakneck speed through the streets of the capital, he not only intends to be the best courier in the business, he also intends to escape the demons that haunt him. But when Rick picks up film from a news crew interviewing a government worker with a hot story, his life begins to unravel as everyone involved in the story dies within hours of the interview and Rick realizes he is the next target.
Enlisting the aid of friends who have discovered a way to hack into the government's computer databases, and a beautiful young Indian Rights activist, Eva Buffalo Calf, Rick races full throttle through the streets of the nation's capital to stay ahead of his pursuers as he searches for answers. When he discovers the killings have been orchestrated by a rogue CIA agent and his team of assassins, Rick isn't surprised when his road to the truth leads directly to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
In The Serpent’s Disciple, a conspiracy thriller, an ancient evil threatens to take over the Catholic Church and use it to create a New World Order. Peter Romanus, the Grand Master of the secret masonic order known as Propaganda Due, sets in motion the plot to kill the pope and control major world governments through the Church. A family secret and an ancient artifact could save humankind from this diabolical leader many fear is the Antichrist. While visiting their father’s birthplace of Pesaro, Italy, the lives of Anthony and Nelli Andruccioli become entwined with the Grand Master’s plot. They learn of their family’s deep and ancient connection to Saint Anthony and that they are called to protect the Church: Nelli as the Chosen One and Anthony as one of the Guardians sworn to protect her from the false prophet. Together they must navigate the labyrinth of ancient prophecy and Vatican politics to expose the truth before it is too late.
Is your fly fishing guide willing to die for you? Stony lives for fly fishing in the wilderness. It literally saved his life. After Stony massacred an entire village in Vietnam, addiction and PTSD almost killed him. Alaska, fly fishing, and a woman and her wolves brought him back from the brink. He made a vow to her on her deathbed to always help people, and to never kill another man. Now he has a new lover, and is finally clean. So when he takes a seemingly ideal client deep into the wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park, he never dreams that his most sacred vow will be tested to the breaking point. He will have to save his client from a serial killer, a murderer so devious he has managed to become a respected doctor-and his client's partner. It's taken Stony thirty years to disentangle himself from psychological hell. Now, hampered by all the dangers high altitude wilderness can throw at him, Stony must risk sinking into mental hell forever by killing an evil doctor-or risk losing not only his client, but his new soul mate.
Three friends, inseparable as children, take very different paths toward adulthood. In spite of the distances that emerge among them, they are thrust together by the tragedy of death. Each affected in different ways.
Giuseppe Lozano, candidate for U.S. Senate, returns home one night to find his wife and three children mysteriously murdered. There seems to be no motive, and little evidence is left at the scene. How will this affect him and his run for office?
Giovanni Lozano, a Catholic priest, is forced to look beyond the violence to find the presence of God. As a brother and uncle, he feels anger and a desire for revenge. As a priest he is torn by the call of a God who loves all people--good and bad. Can he forgive?
Tom Moran, a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, is charged with finding the murderer and building a case for justice. He feels no call to forgive. Nor is he driven by ambition. This case is personal. But can he deliver?
Three lives. Three friends. Will the bonds of friendship survive?
What's the threat? What's to ignore? With the uncanny ability to take in all and size up the situation instantaneously, Chris Morehouse provides invaluable service as a chauffeur for the CIA in Bonn. Reacting from his usual instinct tempered with exceptional judgement, he saves the life of the US ambassador to Germany during a terrorist attack and gives the CIA further reason to prepare Chris for a greater role in the security of the United States.
Should Chris, a British citizen, dream so big? Will he live long enough to make dreams a reality? Life-threatening danger seems to follow him everywhere, even in his travels outside Europe. Does he have a wild imagination, as some in the FBI think, or is someone truly out to kill him?
In The Potential David Davies ties together a plot twisting with terror, intrigue, and suspense spanning continents. From Germany to the Middle East to the United States, including the hallowed halls of Congress, justice struggles to leave its mark.
Framed, hunted, betrayed… Scott Walker is a fugitive from the quicksands of Finance, with one card to play – DeepShare, a silicon oracle coveted by billionaires, hitmen and hackers. As he fights for survival and vengeance, digging deeper into the dark heart of the global economy, one question torments him: what price will the world have to pay? ZERO ALTERNATIVE is an action-packed conspiracy thriller that plucks at the base of human nature. When our grip on love, hope and morality starts to slide, the only future worth living is the one we choose for ourselves.
After several missions in Afghanistan end in disaster for Jake Stryker, he suspects leaks of classified information that compromise lives of US troops and civilians. When his tour of duty ends, Stryker, one of the US Army’s lethal and highly trained “Delta Force Operators,” returns to the United States to locate and punish those responsible. His investigation leads to an attorney, where he crosses paths with a beautiful but deadly Mossad agent, Rachel Cohen. Their goals appear to be vastly different with Stryker chasing "government leaks" and Rachel trying to stop a deadly Iranian terrorist. What they uncover is a network of corruption which leads them directly to the White House.
Imagine a small, black car. A simple car of its time. A ’40 Ford coupe. But just not any coupe, this little coupe was destined to become the famous Bahnburner. Making global headlines after author Charles Clark witnessed a high performance Mercedes create a hit and run on the Authorbaun—wrecking a BMW and killing the occupants—an engineer who worked at BMW and his wife.
That evening, the Mercedes driver entered a bar and bragged about what he had done. Clark was there and challenged him to a race and a bet of $35,000—a race that turned his simple Ford coupe into the awesome, don’t mess with me, Bahnburner. It became a “my car can beat your car” revenge meet. The rest became history with many helping hands from the engineers at BMW and driving tips from race car driver Bobby Unser.
When Brad Pope returns to his boyhood hometown to settle a debt with his long-lost father, the 35-year-old psychologist becomes a prime suspect in the murder of football legend turned cave diver, Big Jake Nunn. Perched high on the east bank of the Suwannee River, the sleepy town of Whitecross, Florida, is known for its natural crystal-clear springs and underwater caverns. Locals are online and computer savvy, but if asked about blackberries, they think cobbler, not wireless. And townsfolk die of natural causes, not murder.
As if being accused of murder isn’t shock enough, the psychologist’s hopes of confronting his father and reconnecting with his cantankerous Grandma Gigi are hindered by the surprised horror surrounding his father’s whereabouts and sinister secrets of the Women’s Preservation Club (WPC).
The six quirky “sisterfriends” in the club founded by Grandma Gigi—whom Brad expects to jabber about preparing Sunday’s church bulletin or the next bake sale—start to look more like cold-bloodied killers than church ladies. As Brad learns of more dead bodies and that each sisterfriend has reason to kill Big Jake, his suspicions sour into the clabbered taste of fear.
What had the WPC planted in their welcome garden on the outskirts of Whitecross? Camellias or corpses?
With its blend of humor, dark plot, and quirky characters, Limestone Gumption witnesses beauty and brutality in a small Southern town. This offbeat mystery offers you suspense, surprise, and plenty of chuckles along the way to its solution. The fast pace and twists and turns are as frequent and fast as the Suwannee River itself, and they will keep you on the edge of your seat or make you fall out of it laughing.
Off the coast of Southern California, the Sea Diva, a tuna boat, sinks. Members of the crew are missing and what happened remains a mystery. Anthony Darren, a renowned and wealthy lawyer at the top of his game, knows the boat s owner and soon becomes involved in the case. As the case goes to trial, a missing crew member is believed to be at fault, but new evidence comes to light and the finger of guilt points in a completely unan-ticipated direction. Now Anthony must pull together all his resources to find the truth in what has happened and free a wrongly accused man as well as untangle himself. Fighting despair, he finds that the recent events have called much larger issues into question. As he struggles to right this terrible wrong, Anthony makes new and enlightening discoveries in his own life-long battle for personal and global justice.
Deprived as a child of the ability to assume his place in society as a man, Richard Trent grows up in the shadow of his sister. An attack at sea and the death of his sister leads him to engage in a desperate venture to save a ship and its crew. By assuming the guise of his sister, he convinces the brigands to hold him hostage in exchange for the safe passage of the ship. This gamble sets in motion events that presents Richard with a choice that became more difficult to make the longer he waits.
Bit by bit Richard, now is living as Lady Katherine Trent, blossoms in Colonial New York, fashioning a new life that is as unconventional as is the manner she is living. With the same adroitness that saved a ship, Kat is able to establish herself in business while adhering to the demands of society. This delicate balancing act is made more precarious when war comes to New York. Though the child of an English peer, her sympathies lie with the Rebels in a world turned upside down.
2013 Bronze Medal winner for "Visionary Fiction" from the Independent Publisher Book Awards ----
EXOPHOBE talks about the Bell Curve, the genetic basis of intelligence, electromagnetic wave manipulation, chili pequins, Sumerians, toe jam, Copper Gorillas, black mambas, telly-telekinesis and artificial intelligence.
And that's just the first few chapters...
Kirkus Reviews (established 1933) calls it—
"...a sci-fi adventure that keeps both the narrator and the reader on their toes. ... this action-packed tale will satisfy readers looking for entertainment with substance."
Marcus Freling is a military veteran working as a mail carrier enjoying life. His pride and joy is his thirteen-year-old niece. Innocence is lost when her young life is snuffed out by a sense-less random drive-by shooting in Harlem, NY. Over the next several months, Marcus's sorrow turns to anger. Anger gives way for a yearning to inflict vengeance on Troy, the drug dealer, whom fired the kill shot. Troy is questioned by Detective Rodgers about the murder but is released due to lack of evidence. Marcus lurks in the shadows of Troy's existence, fiendishly watching his every move over the next year. He kidnaps Troy and holds him hostage in a secluded farmhouse in the Catskill Mountains. He heaps unrelenting torture upon Troy over the next thirty days. He insanely serves as the defense attorney, prosecutor, and judge at Troy's mock trial in a barn behind the house. Rodgers uncovers Marcus's plot and ventures into the mountains to stop him. Will he get there before it is too late?
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.
Counterstrike. In 1995 two brothers are hard at work developing real estate in Phoenix, far removed from danger. Spencer, the older, is first among equals until his younger brother Boyce suffers a deep loss when his wife dies in the horrific accident. Boyce suspects Spencer’s involvement, and that ignites personal and professional backstabbing in which each tries to unhinge and outwit the other. A family friend and Vietnam vet named Boots plays both ends.
US citizens targeted for assassination by an oppressive government...
A father and a son at odds...
Two brothers conflicted between family legacy and patriotic duty...
A love story felt from beyond the grave...
Liberty or death...
The time to choose is now...
A dead revolutionary, using a sequence of prearranged think tank scenarios, places his son and his son's wife at the center of an elaborate plot to overthrow the government of the United States.
Set in the backdrop of the dyed-in-the-wool soil of Virginia, a secret counterterrorism organization, within the remains of the decommissioned CIFA Agency, sets out on the task of eliminating an identified domestic revolutionary society. Used as pawns, Quentin and Irene Randolph, a common American couple, celebrating their first year wedding anniversary, find themselves immersed in a terrifying world filled with intrigue and government sponsored assassination.
On the run, desperate to survive, Quentin and Irene discover family secrets, which prove that the events are part of a complex plan of revenge and they're caught in the throes and violence of a new American Civil War.
In a race against time, a titanic struggle ensues, the incredible events flashing across Virginia in patriotic images of ordinary citizens who dare to defy an oppressive government in the name of liberty.
Amidst the chaos, emerge two love stories of extraordinary devotion and the spirit of a long ago romance that will inspire Quentin and Irene in their quest for the truth.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is an unforgettable thriller filled with romance, action packed adventure, and patriotic inspiration. It may be the most important book you ever read.
Kevin Harrington's world is quickly falling apart. He's about to lose his job, his friends, and faces the threat of legal action and police scrutiny. His church bails on him, someone paints slurs on his garage door, and he is effectively vilified by the media. At wit's end, Kevin decides to go to the root of his problem: his lying accuser. However, this desperate move lands him in a situation he never saw coming in a million years; he witnesses a murder. Unfortunately for Kevin, the gunman sees him and pursues him in a wild foot chase.
But this is just the beginning of Kevin's ordeals. Recording A Kill is the story of a man's fight to regain his reputation, his job, and a normal life. From the Southeast to California, Kevin pursues a plan to clear his name and protect his family. His road to redemption is exciting, sometimes humorous, and never dull right up to the riveting conclusion.
Winner of the 2014 IndieReader Discovery Award and ranked Top 10 on Horror Novel Reviews, Red Sand is a knockout. A rare blend of breathtaking action, deep character development, corporeal horror, and a believable story line brings this all too realistic modern adventure to life. When the cruise ship Princess Anne sinks at night, strange, white-haired natives pluck seven survivors from the water. Delivered to a barren volcanic island and forced to work, the survivors disappear one by one as the natives, and the island, turn hostile. Plagued by betrayal and revolt, society crumbles when a hurricane threatens to resurrect the island's deadly secret. With time running out, alliances form and break in search of the last option - escape!
Retribution Will and Diana Kincaid have left their pasts behind. They’ve even discarded their identities as Sin and Lee, but the past will never leave them. When the body of mafia leader Ivan Kurev turns up in her district, Diana is forced to take a hard look at how well she has—or hasn’t—covered her tracks. It turns out, no matter what she does, it isn’t good enough. A stronger generation of Kurevs is growing out of the wasteland she left behind and the Kurev sons have a memory that is long . . . and angry. In the past, the fight and the choices that go with it would have been easy. But now there are friends to protect, a home she doesn’t want to leave, and a boss she likes, even if she’s more than a little suspicious of him. It’s hard to choose sides when Diana can’t even determine what the sides are anymore. She can’t run, she can’t stay and she can’t protect what she fought so hard for, not when a newer, more dangerous breed of assassin waits around every corner . . .
Dani and Keely imagined that life was more magical than others believed. If they had to be summed up, their one plus one would equal three. Together, they became something greater. It was twin sisters against the world.
But the world had different plans.
The man followed them to their secret tree house that unusually warm day in September. He only came for one, there and gone in the blink of an eye.
Satan’s Garden takes you on the six-year journey of two sisters who learn what it means to survive. It’s a story of resiliency, hope, and above all, a bond that cannot be taken away. It teaches us how quickly life can change and yet how much of it we can change ourselves.
According to Mayan prophesy, the world ends on December 21, 2012. It’s not supposed to be a great day for humanity. So when your alarm buzzes on the morning of the 22nd and you still have to get up, take a shower, dress for work, feed the cat, feed the dog, suffer through traffic, endure a morning packed full of meetings, eat a terrible lunch out of a brown sack, suffer more afternoon meetings, tackle the commute home, push down leftover pizza for dinner, and watch reruns of some dancing competition reality show on television, what went wrong? Nothing. Everything went right. We have Jacob Collier and an ancient Mayan priest named Ixzalouh to thank. It’s 75 BC and Ixzalouh’s people are vanishing. He’s the last Mayan High Priest. With the help of Tepeu, his supernatural teacher, Ixzalouh creates two pendants to preserve the souls of his dying civilization. They are palm-sized granite stones each containing a hooked X on its face. One stone houses the soul, the ch’ulel, of a Mayan child named Bale’. The other Stone, a mirror image of the other, contains the soul of a criminal. In the twentieth century, Jacob Collier is a high school history teacher who has been bequeathed one of the Stones. Throughout his life, he learned how to understand its power and to manage the demands and responsibilities placed upon his shoulders. A secretive group called the Patrocinium helps Jacob understand the stone’s history and his till-death-do-us-part role as its Caretaker. Together, he and the Patrocinium must find the Stone’s twin and keep both from those who would abuse their power. Not everyone appreciates Jacob’s work.
Continuing her father’s highly guarded research would lead Becca into a world she knew very little about and force her to put her life on the line to save Gen-E. The Agency wanted results and fully expected Special Agent Jack Lyndon to bring both Becca and Gen-E home from Russia safely. What the Agency didn’t anticipate would force Jack and Becca on the run.
Agent Brach recruited Jack straight out of the Academy and now, years later, it would become Agent Brach’s obsession to find Jack and Becca and to deliver Gen-E safely back to the Agency. Agent Brach knew how elusive Jack was and just how hard it would be to find him, but what Agent Brach didn’t realize, was how long it would be before they would come face to face.
The Agency wasn’t alone in its search, someone else wanted Gen-E as badly as the Agency and they would let nothing stand in their way. Their ruthless tactics would change everything in Jack’s world and force him to face those that he had eluded for years. Jack had to make things right because what he was hiding was more valuable than Gen-E; a priceless treasure he would die to protect.
In 1901, the Virginia Bridge & Iron Company began re-building a fifty-year-old Mississippi bridge. In the middle of the project, they began discovering bodies buried on the banks of the river.
Legend has it, he was so evil, he was even thrown out of the notorious Dalton Gang. Years later, he opened an inn near the river, and on foggy nights, boatmen witnessed him pacing back and forth across the bridge, waving his lantern, offering travelers a hot meal and a soft bed.
Those unfortunate enough to take him up on the hospitality were often never seen again.
To this day, eerie experiences are still reported around the bridge that now bears his name. If you travel down to Stuckey’s Bridge, be careful, for not much else is known about the man locals refer to as Old Man Stuckey…until now.
Starting in Glasgow, this book weaves its tale of post-apocalyptic survival into the varied landscapes and cultures of western Scotland, ranging from bustling city streets to remote island communities. With its evocative use of real locations on both land and sea, and atmospheric depictions of the trials faced by those trying to survive as their world falls apart around them, The Outbreak expands the new and unusual take on the traditional post-apocalyptic genre first introduced by the same author in his much acclaimed debut novel For Those In Peril On The Sea.
While this is the second book in the For Those In Peril series, it focuses on a different set of characters to those in the first. However, the characters from these two books will be united when their storylines finally collide in the third book in the series. This is currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2015.
The Protocol, A Prescription to Die is a startlingly prophetic medical thriller by John P. Goetz and is the latest page turner in his Eat Teague novel series. John P. Goetz's medical suspense thriller has been described as, "Ayn Rand meets Dean Koontz at a Twilight Zone gathering with Michael Crichton, Stephen King, and Robin Cook."
The Protocol, A Prescription to Die poses the questions, "What if the government assigned value to individuals and controlled whether a person could live or die?" "What if the elderly and infirm became targets of a government authority tasked with a mandate to test and determine treatment only if medical costs somehow justify their benefits?" "What if you are prescribed The Protocol, a prescription to die?"
The Protocol, A Prescription to Die has all of the elements of a medical thriller, horror story, and intellectual journey. After reading this novel, you will never think about medicine, healthcare, or government in the same way ever again.
DEVASTATION lies in the path of a tramp freighter out of Miami steaming in the Caribbean during August of 1992 in the path of Hurricane Andrew, one of history’s most violent and destructive storms.
Few recent books deal with the world of tramp ships and the people who own and man them. Generally ignored is the unique society that rows to the tune of a different drummer – a diverse group who have over the years devised their own parameters of behavior and interaction -different than lands-people.
A woman cargo-shipper takes passage on the tramp and during those three days from Miami to Haiti she consorts with the cocky deck officer. Neither intends for it to be more than an ephemeral joy ride, and are disturbed by the relationship intensifying into an endearing romance. Battered by a hurricane the ship sinks, making survival a test for the hardiest. Four of them share a rickety lifeboat through a storm-lashed night. In the face of disaster the protagonist realizes how deeply he loves the woman and battles to save her.
Tropic Squall deals with dreams and aspirations, as well as tribulations. Struggle for survival and striving for betterment are universal. Love is the strongest emotion we experience and this book sweeps readers through the highs and lows of desire, fear, determination, and raging storms.
The Tesla Conspiracy is a fictional mystery thriller in which three brilliant individuals each work to unravel scientific and historical mysteries relating to probably the most influential and prolific inventor who ever lived: Nikola Tesla. Initially complete strangers, they eventually meet each other, combine their intellectual abilities, and band together as it becomes increasingly obvious that dark forces are determined to stop them at all costs. In 1931, genius inventor Nikola Tesla modified a Pierce Arrow automobile to run on energy extracted from thin air. He test drove it over a week at speeds up to 90 m.p.h. in daytime and nighttime and demonstrated it for the press, but took the secret of how it worked with him to the grave. Electrical engineering graduate student Kathy Olson thinks she can figure out how Tesla's car worked and duplicate his results in modern times. Can existing multi-billion dollar industries afford to allow her to succeed or to reveal the truth to the public? History graduate student Julie Lozano is shocked that American history textbooks fail to mention Nikola Tesla's name and still list Marconi as the radio's inventor, despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Tesla was the true inventor. Why is the truth concealed? Weapons designer Benjamin Grazer has developed a frequency interrupter weapon based upon Tesla's discovery that all things vibrate and conflicting vibrations can destroy the object. Will this Holy Grail of weapons fall into the wrong hands?
Is Anybody's Daughter Ever Safe? Based on the real-life horrors faced by thousands of girls, award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young takes readers deep inside the disturbing world of child sex trafficking in a fast-paced thriller that educates as much as it entertains. Thirteen-year-old Brianna Walker is ecstatic. She's about to sneak off to meet her first real boyfriend—a boyfriend she met on Facebook. But Brianna is in for a horrifying surprise because her boyfriend doesn't exist. Instead, Brianna unwittingly becomes the captive of a ring of drug dealers- turned-human traffickers who prey on lonely girls from dysfunctional homes. But they’ve made a big mistake in targeting Brianna because she doesn’t meet either of those criteria.
Scott Flores’ life implodes overnight. All that he’s built—a promising career as a standout college professor, his reputation as a brilliant young anthropologist and a near perfect marriage to his beautiful wife—is leveled and none of his personal fortune can change what happens. Grappling with the devastating aftermath and battling his own personal demons, he finds himself on an airplane headed to southern Mexico and the city of Cuernavaca, at the desperate urging of his mentor, fellow anthropologist Jerry Dwyer. The chance for a new start at a fascinating archeological dig turns into the ultimate test of character when he’s dragged into a shadowy underworld hidden behind the gritty charm of this new land. It’s an invisible world of good versus evil, black-market smuggling, merciless criminals and murder—all punctuated by a corrupt legal system. Set in contemporary Mexico against the backdrop of a wildly-contested national election that touches Scott’s life in ways he doesn’t understand, Cuernavaca showcases the best and worst of a nation struggling to recreate itself as Scott struggles to earn his own second chance.
In this sequel to Tamechactee – Arrow Soul, the world as we know it has been transformed by a sinister being known only as The Maker, and it is up to the Freedom Army under the direction of Marcus Riehl to save Humanity from imminent destruction. The Maker has done everything possible to weaken his enemy, including trying to turn Marcus, the Tamechactee, against his own people. Set in various parts of France including the central valley, the southeastern region near the foot of the Alps, and Normandy, Tamechactee – Battle for Humanity tells the story of the Humans’ and their allies the Lycans’ struggle for survival in the face of nearly unimaginable odds. Can they form a further alliance with another species of evolved Humans in order to overcome the seemingly invincible Maker?
Meanwhile, Marcus Riehl’s relationship with his friends, including Valerie, Colton, Nate, Ben and Daniel is tested repeatedly now that the Maker has had his way. The profound strength of love and friendship along with the basic goodness of true Humanity is explored and displayed in this highly inspirational story of the fight to redeem that which is evil and free souls to reveal their true destiny.
As kids, Tania and Trevor's unsupervised play time offers a lifeline to sanity amidst the chaos of family dysfunction. When danger threatens Tania, Trevor isn't willing to stand by and watch his sister get hurt. The instinct for survival is only rivaled by the killer instincts the Wilde siblings encourage in each other. Instincts that turn into a deadly game igniting their first taste for blood.
Book #1 in The Wilde Twins: a psychological thriller about an "evil twins" serial killing team--and their slow descent into amoral mayhem.
The secret mission of U.S. Marines Clint Johnson and Kaiser Hawkins in the Peruvian jungle to gather intelligence on a revolutionary group aided by a Russian cammando unit is betrayed by someone back in Washington D.C. Communist revolutionary leader, Jorge Guevara is trying to overthrow the Peruvian government, and eventually the whole of South America. He is also believed to have enlisted the secret, non-official support of the Russian government. Due to the looming national security threat posed to the United States, President Fulton has ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to organize a top-secret, clandestine operation to combat the posing threat. Johnson and Hawkins have been tasked with leading two reconnaissance teams into the Peruvian rain forest. Their mission: to confirm the location of Guevara’s compound, the size of his militia, and the presence of any Russian military personnel. What the men don’t know is that prior to dust off, they had already been betrayed. As the Marines close in on their objective, they find a heavily armed and well-prepared force. With the odds of mission compromise having increased, the teams are soon engaged by an enemy patrol probing the jungle. Compromised, and unable to immediately extract themselves from the area, the Marines now have no choice but to stand and fight. Only Clint and Kaiser escape the onslaught. Filled with sorrow and anger at the loss of their men they have a raging desire to locate and punish those who betrayed them.
Tom Starks has spent the three years since his wife’s murder struggling to single-handedly raise their daughter, Julie, while haunted by memories of his dead spouse. When he learns that the man accused of her murder, Chris Taylor, has been released from prison, Tom hires a pair of hit men to get his revenge. But when the hit men botch the assassination, Tom is inadvertently pulled into their violent world. And now those hit men are after him and his daughter.
Beautiful Evil Winter is about an international adoption in one of the most dangerous countries in the world. When Sophia and her husband Ethan set off to Russia to adopt a baby boy, little do they realize they are headed straight into the open arms of the Mafia. To make matters worse, an untrained, inexperienced adoption coordinator orchestrates the effort to complete the task and keep the American couple safe as they deal with ironfisted syndicate control of orphaned children. Beautiful Evil Winter is a modern-day odyssey about the human capacity for hope, the traumas that shape our lives, and the hardships we'll endure for love. What will a devoted mother do for her child? Anything.