Monday, December 31, 2012

Thriller and Suspense

Like I said, we are going to blow this last day of 2012 out of the water. Be on the lookout for postings all day today! Let me know how many of these you grab... Here's some edge of the seat books....

The Fifth Avenue Series Boxed Set (The Fifth Avenue Series)

Look beneath all the power and all the wealth that represents New York City's Fifth Avenue, and you'll find greed, blood, revenge. In the international best-selling thriller "Fifth Avenue," each intermingles within a revered society that is unprepared for what's in store for it when one man finally strikes in an effort to destroy another man for murdering his wife thirty-one years ago.

Louis Ryan is that man. George Redman, his wife, two daughters and their close friends are his targets. Both men are self-made billionaires who came from nothing to stake their claim to Fifth Avenue. But when Louis Ryan hires an international assassin to literally rip the Redman family apart, a series of events that can't be stopped catapults them all through a fast-paced, hard-edged thriller in which nobody is safe.

Secrets are revealed. Sex lives are exposed. The Mafia get involved. And George's two daughters, Celina and Leana Redman, come to the forefront. More than anyone, it's they who are caught in the throes of their father's past as Louis Ryan's blind desire to kill them all takes surprising turns in his all-out effort to see them dead.


In the second book in the international best-selling "Fifth Avenue Series," a former Wall Street titan who robbed the world of billions is now out of prison. Good for him, but not for those who put him there. Now, they are dying grisly deaths by the hands of two hired assassins.

Investigating is private investigator Marty Spellman, who soon learns that all isn't what it seems as the twists pile up along with sheer number of the dead. 

Spellman's life is put on the line. His family is threatened. No one is who they appear to be. Who can he trust as the bulls of Wall Street start to run as the two assassins--Vincent Spocatti and Carmen Gragera--fully ignite their killing spree?


An outcast billionaire's daughter is caught at the wrong place at the wrong time.

An international assassin questions her sanity when she falls in love with the very assassin she's charged to assassinate.

What happens when each collide? Chaos. Murder. Love. Revenge.

And redemption.

In this taut, 35,000-word novella, which is a prequel to the upcoming third novel in the Fifth Avenue series, "Park Avenue," both women come together for the first time in an explosive story that threatens each of their lives, particularly when one woman breaks her own rules and dares to fall in love.

In "From Manhattan with Love," she soon learns what she always feared. When it comes to real danger, there's nothing more dangerous than love itself.

From Manhattan with Love and Revenge (Boxed Set) (The Fifth Avenue Series)
An outcast billionaire's daughter is caught at the wrong place at the wrong time.

An international assassin questions her sanity when she falls in love with the very assassin she's charged to assassinate.

What happens when each collide? Chaos. Murder. Love. Revenge.

And redemption.

In this taut, thrilling novella, which is part of the best-selling "Fifth Avenue" series, both women come together for the first time in an explosive story that threatens each of their lives, particularly when one woman breaks her own rules and dares to fall in love.

In "From Manhattan with Love," she soon learns what she always feared. When it comes to real danger, there's nothing more dangerous than love itself.

Description for "From Manhattan with Revenge": 

Carmen Gragera is a gifted international assassin.

Now, through unusual means, she seeks her revenge against a powerful syndicate for the death of someone she loved dearly.

Assisting her is an eccentric, Park Avenue-based seasonings heiress and a 103-year-old former psychiatrist whose contacts run deep. Also joining her is fellow assassin Vincent Spocatti, with whom Carmen has worked before, and for whom she has the utmost respect.

But is the respect mutual?

In "From Manhattan with Revenge," where there are so many twists, they eventually form a noose that whip around Carmen's neck, revenge comes at a cost higher than she ever anticipated.

Shadows of Illusion (Black Ice Novel - Book 2)

Andrea Weston is fascinated by the enigmatic Nicholas St. Claire and grateful when he rescues her from certain death—but what is his real agenda? To find out, she will be swept up in a world of terrorism, white slavery, seduction, and betrayal that will lead her from the Palace of Racheed Singh and the confines of his Turkish harem to the clandestine world of Black Ice.

Nicholas St. Claire is a highly skilled, highly trained operative cast in the role of a double agent. His cold, calculating mind and objective ruthlessness allow him success—a defender of right in a corrupt world. Andrea Weston’s betrayal changes all that. Now, he lives for revenge.

Fatal Episode 1 (Fatal - The Series)
Meet Alexis Guerra. Circumstances beyond her control have forced her to become a killer, the perfect assassin. And now she is hellbent on revenge against those who are hunting her.

Zachary Cohen is one of the good guys. 

A skilled computer programmer, there's not a code he can't break, a firewall he can't defeat. He's a captain in the Israeli military who takes on some of the world's most unscrupulous criminals. And in that capacity, he works alongside the most talented and best-equipped agents in the world.

Until he uses his skills against his own, and they turn on him.

When Zach hacks into his government's system and uncovers evidence of secret (and illegal) financial dealings by operatives in high places, he puts his life and the lives of his wife and daughter on the line.

Bruce Bryden - a Mossad Operative with a love for the African bush. As Rhino poaching reaches endemic proportions on the Southern tip of the African continent, a fateful confluence of circumstances places him in the firing line of the Dalerians, a ruthless conglomerate of mercenaries, corrupt government officials and unscrupulous politicians who will stop at nothing to get their hands on BIG money. Blood money, that is.

Neil Allen is a disgraced US Marine with the stigma of a dishonourable discharge hanging around his neck. Will his eternal quest for the truth lead to his ultimate demise, or will he find redemption in the arms of a beautiful assassin?

In this military espionage thriller, assassinations, suicides by military officers, explosions, and double-crosses lay the foundation for the exposition of the Dalerian Conspiracy.

7,000 words.

The Proscenium Conspiracy
Intrigue, terrorists, twisted government officials on both sides of the crumbling Iron Curtin, make for an exciting and intense read. Who the enemy is may cause concern.

While the wall separating East Germany from West Germany was being torn down, a new era had already begun. With the end of the Cold War, a new threat to world peace and prosperity poked its ugly head onto the world scene. This is a story about that emerging threat.

Model Agent: A Thriller (Jaclyn Johnson, code name Snapshot series)
The human body consists of two-thirds water.

As concertgoers on a steamy day in Boston find out, water can kill as much as it gives life.

A terrorist attack at City Hall Plaza has the authorities perplexed. The government, in response, sends in a capable but young agent – an agent born from the ashes of terrorism itself – to handle it.

But as her partner dies and the terrorist strikes again, Jaclyn Johnson – code named Snapshot – finds herself in a situation she has trained a decade to face: She’s up against a man with enough money to finance a war against his competition. With a deadline in place to stop him – and with a car holding enough hidden tricks to evade capture – Snapshot infiltrates his hidden installation and finds out her target’s true end game, a secret that could have the world fighting over water.

MODEL AGENT is the start to a brand new thriller series. The sequel, ROGUE AGENT, is also available.

Remains of the Dead
Eddie Kronenberg is a colourful yet corrupt government minister. 

He is one of the most famous men in the country - and one of the most powerful.

He is also the former lover of the mortuary technician, Louise Moon.

But after she blows the whistle on his shady dealings, she is in for a terrible shock.

His body is wheeled into her morgue.

And as the mystery of the minister's death unfolds, Louise is torn between the new man in her life, the cool pathologist who performs the autopsy, and her determination to bury all of Eddie, both emotionally and physically … even his stolen heart, hidden in a jar behind her washing machine.

And a chilling psycho-drama is about to play out - in which the remains of the dead refuse to remain buried for long. 

First Murder
Tony de Luca has been a detective for all of 14 hours when he catches his first case, the murder of Deana Fredrickson. Following veteran Ray Bankston's lead he and the team try to unravel the mystery of who would kill the much loved and respected woman. And why?

Ray and Tony soon latch onto the slimmest of threads. Deana's group of girlfriends. The 'Go Girls', a midwestern version of 'real housewives of the Twin Cities' have been taking trips together for years. Vegas. Mexico. LA. With no apparent motive and no suspect, the detectives can only keep digging, trying to get into the lives of the women who were Deana's best friends.

As the ''Go Girls' grudgingly give up details of their travels and adventures Tony and Ray come across a tenuous connection to one of Deana's son's roomates and are reluctantly dragged into the sordid world of pay-per-view internet porn.

Then things get interesting....

Broken Places: A Rachel Goddard Mystery (Rachel Goddard Mysteries)

"Murder. Blackmail. Old secrets that refuse to stay buried. Summer is deadly in the mountain community of Mason County, Virginia. Deputy Sheriff Tom Bridger and veterinarian Rachel Goddard are caught in a maelstrom of lies that stretch far into the past and suspicions that threaten the future. 

Cam and Meredith Taylor, who run Mason County’s failing newspaper, are murdered within hours of one another. Rachel Goddard is dragged into the case because she heard— ­but didn’t see­—Cam’s murder. The Taylors arrived in Mason County as volunteers in the 1960s War on Poverty, and over the years they have made loyal friends and bitter enemies with their outspoken activism. By rescuing the small, bankrupt newspaper, they gained the wary respect of the local establishment. But when it started going under, Cam proved he would go to any lengths­—including blackmail—­to save it. Did his pressure tactics backfire and get him and his wife killed?

The victims’ daughter, Lindsay, is Tom’s former girlfriend. Does Lindsay’s return spell trouble for Tom and Rachel? To make matters worse, the prime suspect is a newcomer, cartoonist Ben Hern, the son of another 1960s activist and a childhood friend of Rachel’s. Discovery of a disturbing secret leaves Rachel wondering what else her old friend Ben is hiding.

Torn apart by divided loyalties, Tom and Rachel must decide whom they can trust before it’s too late."

The Commission: A Sam Kincaid Mystery (Sam Kincaid Series)
Levi Vogue, Chairman of the powerful Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, is gunned down in the driveway of his home as he returns from a late evening tryst with an exotic dancer employed in a Salt Lake City strip club.
Sam Kincaid, Chief of the Special Investigations Branch (SIB) of the Utah Department of Corrections, is assigned to help Salt Lake City Police Department homicide detective Lt. Kate McConnell solve Vogue’s murder. 
The investigation soon leads Kincaid and McConnell into the city’s seedy underbelly. Ultimately, the investigation focuses on Charles (Slick) Watts, a violent ex-convict with a long criminal history and a score to settle with Levi Vogue.
But before Watts can be apprehended, his body is discovered at an abandoned military base in Wendover, Nevada. 

Kincaid and McConnell soon expand their theory of the case and are led inside the Utah state prison....

Armed and Gorgeous
He packed the heat, she had the looks--and they were on the run from a psycho!

Special Agent Bryce Attewelle and a sultry stripper were on the run from a revenge-driven maniac. Could they stay alive long enough to keep him from tasting blood again?

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