When lawyer David Thompson, a Civil War buff and art enthusiast, volunteers to serve as commissioner for the town's waning Babe Ruth recreational baseball league, he has no idea what he's getting into.
Backed by the high school baseball program, promoter Rob Barkus is crushing the Babe Ruth league by luring the town's best players to his high-priced summer travel league with promises of scholarships. If this continues, there wont be enough players for the Babe Ruth league. David's own son, Christy, and his friends will have nowhere to play.
Barkus doesn't stop at wanting the town's best players, he also wants access to the town's best baseball field the Babe Ruth field. When David refuses, a bitter conflict divides the town and threatens his marriage with Annie, his wife.
With the help of Johnny McFadden--a newfound friend who's addicted to baseball--David concocts an outrageous plan to defend the field and the league. The pair will have to navigate through a baseball underworld of backroom politics, corruption, scandal and crime that extends to the professional sports world. Along the way, they'll discover the true meaning of community sports and they'll be forced to decide if saving baseball is worth the sacrifice.
Based on a true story, Saving Babe Ruth is a humor-laced baseball thriller about a family trying to navigate both the nutty world of youth sports and a school district where kids can easily slip through the cracks. It s also the inspiring tale of a baseball team full of outcasts struggling to believe in themselves. When the time is right, they'll face the prospect of having to fight crazy with crazy to save baseball for themselves, their town and beyond.
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.
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.
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?
Donovan Rourke, a CIA Special Agent, discovers that a man named Katill will assassinate the world's eight most powerful leaders at the G8 Summit in Brussels in three days. The president asks Donovan to handle G8 security. Donovan agrees-but reluctantly. His wife was murdered there, and he blames himself. In Brussels, he sees the leaders are walking into the assassin's trap-and that it's too late to save them.
Donovan Nash is a man under siege, and this time it’s personal. Eco-Watch, the premier scientific research organization he founded, is being blamed for a series of violent eco-atrocities that ignite protests around the world. Behind the attacks is Garrick Pearce, a man from Donovan’s past, who is bent on a ruthless vendetta. Garrick has promised that after he annihilates Eco-Watch, he’ll murder everyone close to Nash. Recoiling from the damage, Donovan enlists the help of Erica, a woman who claims she has information Donovan needs, but her knowledge makes her a marked woman. Running from trained killers, the FBI and even his own organization, Donovan races from southern California to British Columbia, then finally to Alaska where he joins Eco-Watch personnel and desperately tries to stop what promises to be the worst eco-atrocity in history. With his world in tatters and everything he built seemingly destroyed, Donovan is forced to make one last desperate gamble to stop Garrick and silence the man forever—a roll of the dice that may very well cost Nash his life.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
My name is Palladin, as in pallbearer It is August 1966 as fourteen-year-old Wesley Palladin rides inside a jon boat with his father. As their boat slowly chugs up the Tomoka River and trolls for fish, Wesley is oblivious that he is about to learn a life lesson that will result in an untimely death and a life-altering recognition that he has the power to stop anyone who stands in his way. Years later, Matt Henry is a sophomore at Twin River High School when he sees a newspaper ad that piques his interest. As his curiosity leads him to Philadelphia where he hopes to hire Wesley Palladin for a security job, a now thirty-six-year-old Wesley is continuing his father's legacy of contract killings for the mob. As events culminate in murder, mysterious kidnappings, vicious bullying, heart-pounding prison escapes, the toss of a fiery body from the summit of Blood Mountain, and an untimely death at a puppy farm, Matt is forced to enter the harrowing shadow of death and unravel the tragic mystery that threatens his future and that of his friends in Twin River. In this ongoing saga, a young man embarks on a tumultuous and dangerous coming-of-age journey where he is about to discover his true identity and unusual destiny-with the help of an unlikely mentor.
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.
The Pacific Theater in World War II did not end because atomic bombs were dropped on Japan in 1945.The Japanese knew the U.S. possessed only two A-bombs and had no chance to make more in time to affect a surrender. They also knew that an invasion would cost dearly in Allied lives and casualties, with no guarantee of victory. Enter The Omega Formula, the incredibly powerful, final plan that would ensure Japan’s unconditional capitulation.
Decades after the war ends, Florida detective Frank Dugan uncovers the plan when he inherits a house in a Baltimore suburb that once belonged to his late grandfather, a professor emeritus of nuclear physics at MIT, and a consultant to the Air Force during World War II. He further discovers that the author of the deadly Omega Formula is his beloved grandfather, a man with a closely guarded secret, one that could change the future of mankind.
Now, from the grave, William challenges his grandson to unravel the cryptic puzzle of The Omega Formula and be responsible for its devastating power. Frank has no idea that revealing the secret project, and its frightening propaganda film, will lead to murder, espionage and incredible international interest as the former marine battles for his life while trying to save civilization from its horrific, reborn potential and solve the Omega Formula’s intricate riddle — before someone else does.
Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone. He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, and more than one million dollars from his winning streak on Jeopardy. However, Sean wishes he could just be normal. But his life is anything but normal. The US government manipulates him, using him as a codebreaker in pursuit of a drug lord and killing innocent people along the way. For reasons related to his personal security, Sean finds himself in Rome, building a new life under a new name, abandoning academics, and hiding his genius from everyone. When he’s 18 he falls in love. The thrills begin again when he learns that his girlfriend is critically ill and it’s up to him to use his intellect to find a cure, a battle pitting him against a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company and the demons of his past. Elixir is a story about identity, secrets, and above all, love.
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.
Jewish-American real estate billionaire and philanthropist David Tanner is kidnapped in Israel. The kidnappers are led by an idealistic Arab college professor attempting to gain recognition for his political aspirations and vision of a new direction for the Palestinian people. Israeli National Police Force Inspector, Abe Levin, is assigned to lead the search and the U.S. government pressures the Israelis to add David’s son, Bruce, a U.S. Navy Seal to the team. Almost before authorities have any leads a tragic accident leaves the kidnappers leaderless.
The remaining kidnappers, motivated only by greed and with authorities hot on their trail, frantically search for a safe haven. Desperate to elude capture, they solicit the assistance of an infamous Bedouin smuggler tied to a notorious Russian international arms dealer. Led by their new collaborators they dash across Israel and disappear into the Negev Desert. Just as the trail appears to go cold, an unusual Vatican resource emerges proposing a unique but perilous solution. As this harrowing pursuit races across the Holy Land, the region’s complicated and often confusing political, religious and social realities are exposed blurring the boundaries between the “good and bad guys”.
William Eden and brother Toby are two helpless orphans in early 1700 London. Taken in by an aged clerical uncle, the boys are assigned specific maintenance duties in the cavernous Saint Agnes of Agony Basilica. By day, their duty is to clean, wax and maintain the aged facility for their uncle whose failing eyesight prevents his presence or assistance. Each day the lads are also provided a “lesson de jour” by their learned and caring relative who bestows upon them quite a solid education.
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.
Father Richard Merrill is propelled into the darkest chaos when he learns about his two sons who were long ago given up for adoption. Their mother, Francoise Dupont, a gallery director at the Louvre, has since married an Arab king. His enemies are consumed with stopping her sons from ascending to the throne and the race is on. From France, Haiti, the United States, and the Middle East, Fr. Merrill and Francoise will take whatever measures necessary to save their sons and unmask the scent of the Flower of Heaven."
The Tone Poet reflects the uniqueness of its author. It is truly groundbreaking in its content. The foundation for the story is the phenomena of "near-death experience" (NDE). The noted neurosurgeon, Eban Alexander, wrote an intriguing account of his real-life NDE, which became the runaway best-seller, Proof of Heaven.
Frequently associated with NDE is a special kind of fantastical, celestial music, which is far too beautiful and exhilarating to comprehend. Mark calls it "Astral Music" in The Tone Poet. What if some blessed and appointed musician, a "Tone Poet," could somehow harness the power of this great music to achieve earthly good? But, what if someone with evil and sinister motives could hijack this special gift for personal aggrandizement?
The Tone Poet is a story of the traditional battle between good and evil. It is a redemptive journey, exquisitely related. You will most certainly enjoy this unbelievable ride.
"SPARKY AND THE KING takes the readers back to 1960. Fidel Castro has just taken over Cuba. Jack Kennedy is in the White House and Elvis Presley is preparing a Louisiana Hayride comeback concert now that he's out of the Army. Enter Jack Ruby, owner of the Carousel Club in Dallas. Ruby is being sent on a secret mission by the Mob to stop the local Klan in Shreveport, Louisiana, and their hired killer, from assassinating Presley, who they perceive as a threat, not only to their families, but to the entire nation. Ruby's real challenge, however, is finding a way to make it back to Dallas alive once his mission is accomplished. SPARKY AND THE KING is full of sleazy, but memorable characters, as it takes readers back to a not-so-nice time in our nation's pasts when not everyone was treated equally. It also offers some plausible scenarios about the real Jack Ruby, a man who even now, some forty years after his death, remains an enigma. SPARKY AND THE KING is a great read for Elvis fans, history buffs, and those who like a good crime story." Marina Martindale, author of The Deception.
IRONSIDES' PERIL is the new Zach Colt thriller from award-winning author Michael D. Urban.
The War of 1812 is long over. The War of 2012 has just begun.
July 4, 2012. The City of Boston is under attack. A trail of burning ships and downed jet aircraft litters the harbor.
A ruthless band of Iranian backed terrorists has hijacked U.S.S. Constitution. A former president of the United States, the current vice president, and the secretary of the Navy are onboard together with the ship's crew and other hostage.
Unfortunately for the terrorists, so is Zach Colt. And he's spoiling for a fight.
Now it's time to take "Old Ironsides" back. Before she is destroyed and the terrorists' final, devastating revenge is enacted on the City of Boston.
The question is ... How do you recapture an 18th-Century warship - and sacred American icon -- using 21st-Century weapons and tactics?
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.
It's a dangerous world full of dangerous people. Yet Jake Savage and his A-team are there to keep things in check. In Live Wire, the first in the Jake Savage series, Jake and Dakota square off against Colombian carteleros, and Panamanian despots, whipping around the globe in a dazzling array of aircraft, ready to do battle at a moment's notice. Set in a time when the global security situation is undergoing significant and perilous shifts, Wesinger's novel takes the reader from the hallowed halls and top-secret boardrooms of the Pentagon to the rugged beauty of the Zimbabwean bush, narrating this riveting tale with an insider's flair for detail and nuance. Jake's highly specialized elite A-Team takes on missions no one else can. The story opens with a rescue operation from a Panamanian prison, but then the plot expands in deeper, darker territory, when, amidst shifting, shady alliances between the team's rivals, it is discovered that the Ochocha cartel, has marked Jake and his colleagues for death.
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."
Ayotte delivers heartstopping action, romance, and intrigue in this brilliant sequel to the award-winning thriller, Flower of Heaven. Fran?oise Dupont, now Queen Farah of an oil-rich Middle Eastern country, continues the search for her sons, given up for adoption at birth. Thirty-five years later, their lives now are at risk from ruthless enemies of her husband, the King. A page-turning journey through France, Italy, Sweden, Ethiopia, and the Middle East, Dangerous Bloodlines will keep you guessing throughout.
Beginning with the brutal 1927 ambush of Chesapeake Bay rumrunners at a fog shrouded cove on Maryland's eastern shore and culminating with a final showdown eighty years later when truth meets justice at Harpers Creek Marina in Mathews, Virginia, "A Silent Tide" brings to life the 2007 story of a bay side community racially rocked by the murder of favorite son, all-state athlete Jimmy Jarvis, and the trial of Jamal Billups, the African American man charged with the crime. One-half Michener’s “Chesapeake” and one-half “To Kill a Mockingbird”, "A Silent Tide" follows the path of attorney David Forbes who, with his wife and two children, moves to this small southern community to escape his hectic world as a Federal Prosecutor in Washington D.C. What Forbes wanted was the quiet world of a country lawyer and to raise his family in the land of steamed blue crab, salt water marsh, nesting ospreys and the great tranquility of the Chesapeake Bay. What he got was an idyllic life sent into a tailspin when he gets appointed to represent Billups and commits the unforgivable sin of believing his client is an innocent man. From the decks of deadrise fishing boats and the boardrooms of Washington law firms, to the drug warehouses of East Baltimore and a Los Zeta heroin distribution center in Sinaloa, Mexico, "A Silent Tide" propels the reader on a page turning ride as Forbes weaves his way through a world of drug smuggling, corruption and murder, dangerously searching for the truth until he is faced with either pleading an innocent man guilty or having his own family killed if he continues his pursuit of the true murderer of Jimmy Jarvis.
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?
Coll Nolan left the Marine Corps at the end of the Vietnam War a hero, with no job and no future. He had only one ambition: to win the most money in Las Vegas history betting on major league baseball. To begin to do that he needed a bankroll to start him off, but had no idea how to amass it. A former marine buddy offers to get him a job with his family business in New York City, a prominent diamond import business. The menial, but high-paying, job he lands includes being a chauffeur and bodyguard for the company’s Dutch-born owner, Bartel Vandermeer. It seems like work heaven-sent, but before long he’s asked to perform acts that go far beyond driving a limo. Coll Nolan soon must run for his life from men who want him dead. They hunt him and find him, even under government protection in remote places. His Las Vegas goal begins to look like an impossible dream, unless he can get the money he needs, hone his baseball skills sharply enough to take on the gambling experts in Nevada and, at the same time, deal with the killers who stalk him. He calls upon all his military savvy to help him survive, and finds an ally in a most unexpected place. The support is a welcome stroke of luck, but like all Las Vegas bets, there are never any guarantees. An additional factor creeps into play: For Coll to realize his goal, he has to sidestep the death that threatens him daily for an entire baseball season...almost seven months. Coll knows, one way or another, it’s going to be A Killer Season.
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.
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 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.