Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thriller Tuesday

Good morning fans! We are a week away from Christmas. Are you prepared? I'm not~! Well, if you need a reason to procrastinate... here's some Thrillers to help! Also.. check out these great Book Events going on now on Facebook! Click Join... It happens all online!!!! Prizes, Book Conversation. Get to know the authors! They love meeting fans, or new readers!
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The Santa Shop (The Samaritans Conspiracy - book 1)
Skip Ralstat is a man so steeped in grief and despair that life seems no longer possible. After the death of his wife and child, Skip blames himself. He has given up his friends, his job and now, devoid of all hope, he survives on the mean streets of Albany. He knows it can't go on, that life must end...but will it? 

In "The Santa Shop" we get our first glimpse at the Samaritans Conspiracy, a secretive group of individuals who are seldom seen and never recognized. 

Also, don't miss "Red Gloves" the second novel in this emotional, life-affirming series. With Maine teenage corpses stacking up and her life crumbling around her, Lead Detective Priscilla Harris seeks out a red-gloved stalker who is either a murderer or a saint.

Carved in Memory: A Justin Hall Story
Carved in Memory is a short story prequel to Arctic Wargame, the first book in the wildly popular Justin Hall spy thriller series, which came out in May. Arctic Wargame hit the Amazon's Top 100 Best Sellers in Suspense Thrillers list in July and October, standing at No. 11 and No. 8.

When Justin Hall, a Canadian Intelligence Service agent, is captured by terrorists in Libya during a rescue operation, he is left with only his mind games to escape certain death.


The bonus content includes the prologue and the first four chapters of Arctic Wargame and the prologue and the first four chapters of Tripoli's Target, the second book in this series, which came out on October 4.


North From Calcutta
In his first novel which could be ripped from today's headlines, former CIA officer, Duane Evans plunges readers into the dangerous and uncertain world of Tarek Durrani, a westernized Pakistani intelligence operative who races to stop an attack against India by a deadly terrorist group. If the attack succeeds it will lead to an all out war between India and Pakistan with nuclear ramifications for the entire world. Of more immediate concern to Durrani, the attack also will take the life of the beautiful Indian architect who has cracked the combination to his soul. As the terrorist plot unfolds, Durrani plays out one last deadly game, putting his cold, practiced intelligence skills to the ultimate test. North From Calcutta is "a great tale of today's espionage and terror" says Cofer Black, former chief of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center. Hayden Peake, book reviewer, author, and curator of CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection describes the book as "an elegant example of espionage fiction." Says Richard Blake of Reader Views, "Evans is pioneering a new approach to the genre of espionage, intrigue and adventure novels. His handling of a Muslim hero, a Hindu heroine, in a setting of Islamic extremist activity is superb and destined to be the pacesetter for other writers in this time of explosive terrorist threat." National Best Selling author of "First In", Gary Schroen declares "the author takes us deep into the underside of Pakistan's intelligence services, where nationalism clashes with Islamic fundamentalism, as radical elements plot against India-with nuclear war hanging in the balance. Plot twists, well developed characters, settings that bring you the feel and smell of South Asia, this is a page-turning, exciting ride."

Soul Identity
You can't take it with you...but what if you could?

Most people believe their souls outlive their bodies. Most people would find an organization that tracks their souls into the future and passes on their banked money and memories compelling.

Scott Waverly isn't like most people. He spends his days finding and fixing computer security holes. And Scott is skeptical of his new client's claim that they have been calculating and tracking soul identities for almost twenty-six hundred years.

Are they running a freaky cult? Or a sophisticated con job?

Scott needs to save Soul Identity from an insider attack. Along the way, he discovers the importance of the bridges connecting people's lives. 

Red Run
Any father's worst nightmare.

A knock on the door in the middle of the night.

A police detective tells you your daughter's been found beaten to death and left in the Red Run Drain.

When you go to tell your son, he's missing.

Evidence links your son to the killing.

What will you do to prove your son's innocence? Will you sacrifice your own?

The Insiders
Thrill, suspense, conspiracy, mystery, corporate corruption, and more clash in this new brand of thriller by New York Times bestselling author Craig Hickman. Untainted by political, journalistic, or legal manipulation and uncorrupted by fear or threat of retribution, The Insiders enthralls you with an alarming tale of how corrupt CEOs, secret societies, corporate deceit, domestic espionage, murder for hire, and cunning manipulation are destroying the American dream, influencing our daily lives, and reshaping global society.

Wilson's father, Charles Fielder, one of the richest men in the world, has just murdered two women and tried to kill himself. Or did he? Lying in a coma, Charles cannot help his only son understand the mysteries of his life nor his role in founding an exclusive club of the world's most powerful CEOs--the ultimate insiders club with unparalleled perks. Wilson must face this cutthroat world of concealed machinations, corporate espionage, international finance, and economic conspiracy on his own--in order to uncover his father's real agenda, expose the secret society of insiders, and fight to change the face of capitalism. That is, if he can stay alive.

Take a plunge into this dangerous and deceitful world of the rich, the famous, and the powerful. Witness the unholy alliances between business and government and the real forces behind our recent financial crisis. The Insiders is a heart-pounding tale full of twists and turns and eye-opening revelations that will make your adrenaline rush last until the very end.

Sometimes, the truth can only be told through fiction...

Eye of the God

eye of the god  takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute.
We follow Alex and Isaac Weld, the most lucrative jewel thieves in the world, in their quest to steal the gem, which according to legend was once the eye of a Hindu idol named Rama Sita. When it was stolen in the 17th century, it is said that the idol cursed all those who would possess it. That won’t stop the brilliant and ruthless Weld brothers.

However, they are not prepared for Dr. Abigail Mitchell, the beautiful Smithsonian Director, who has her own connection to the Hope Diamond and a deadly secret to keep. Abby committed long ago that she would not serve a god made with human hands, and the “eye of the god” is no exception. Her desire is not for wealth, but for wisdom. She seeks not power, but restoration.
When the dust settles over the last great adventure of the Hope Diamond, readers will understand the “curse” that has haunted its legacy is nothing more than the greed of evil men who bring destruction upon themselves. No god chiseled from stone can direct the fates of humankind, nor can it change the course of God’s story.

Rain Dance: Three Novels

DARK HORSE
When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone's hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case. As the investigation continues, Knighthorse's personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother's unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.

THE MUMMY CASE
Private investigator Jim Knighthorse (from DARK HORSE) takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper — and discovers a shocking connection to one of the West's oldest mysteries. Over a hundred years ago, an unnamed cowboy was murdered in the California desert and, due to freak weather conditions, would become mummified within twenty-four hours. Now known to the world as Sylvester the Mummy and displayed in a creepy curiosity shop, Sylvester and historian Willie Clarke will be forever linked in mystery. That is, unless private investigator Jim Knighthorse can survive long enough to untangle one of the West's greatest unsolved murders.

ELVIS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING
It's tough being the King. Which is why in 1977 Elvis fakes his own death and endures massive facial reconstruction surgery, disappearing from the limelight to live a normal life as the unassuming Aaron King. Unfortunately, leaving fame behind also meant leaving his fortune behind, and now Elvis finds himself broke, living in near poverty in a small apartment in Los Angeles. Luckily for him, it turns out he's a pretty good private investigator. Not to mention, he misses his first love, music, and has thoughts of making a comeback. Discreetly, of course. But one thing at a time. First he has to solve a baffling missing person case, in which a young starlet, at the beginning of a promising career, has disappeared off the face of the earth. As Elvis digs deeper, he finds himself surrounded by the seedier elements of Los Angeles, from nefarious Hollywood producers who prey on the young, to twin brothers with a dark secret. Ultimately, Elvis discovers a truth almost too horrible to imagine. And through it all, Elvis Presley slowly makes his singing comeback — only to be reunited on stage with someone even the King himself never dreamed possible.

SEALed Justice - Book One Of The Jason Turner Saga

What if you were a Navy SEAL Commander on a top secret mission when you and your six man team were ambushed because of a leak---a mission only the President and six other people knew about? What do you say when a complete stranger walks into your hospital room and tells you a family secret that's been kept from you since birth? How would you handle the knowledge that five dead SEAL's, your best friends, were just collateral damage because someone wanted you dead?

Jason Lewis Turner, or "Jase" to his friends, has to face that reality. Every new piece of information he learns about his family makes his heart scream for justice even more--doled out by his own hand if at all possible. He hides it well from those around him, but the pain of loss is tearing him apart inside. He's never felt more angry and alone. To let anyone get close would put them in danger from those that want to kill him. Who is it? Why? All he has are some clues that don't seem to connect. Because of his family's legacy, Jase is thrust into a new life of wealth, power and danger. Lucky for him, danger is something he knows a lot about.

Authors note: This series has adventure, romance, drama and mystery. It should appeal to men and women alike.

Text Message

Mr. Campbell enjoys working at the Park Place Mall. In fact, he likes the mall so much that sometimes he stays there overnight just so he can wander the open hallways and browse through the stores all by himself. The only thing more enjoyable than being within the mall alone is having a female companion there with him, one clothed in a sexy undergarment from the risky lingerie store who must flee his predatory desires. Of course getting a girl to go along with such a fun game isn’t easy. Thankfully he knows a way around this. It seems women become incredibly compliant when the flesh of a love one is threatened, especially when evidence of that threat is sent to them from the loved one’s own phone.

Perfect Crime

A San Francisco wife plots to murder her philandering husband by being in two places at one time.
She commits the Perfect Crime and starts an exciting new life with a sexy new boyfriend, living off the life insurance policy of her murdered husband.
Until her doorbell rings one night . . . .

Now I Lay Thee Down to Sleep

A HEARTBROKEN HUSBAND. A FRANTIC FATHER. A HORRIFYING RIDE INTO THE MIND OF A KILLER.

This horror tale revolves around two fathers, John Roberts, a Philadelphia police officer, and Frank Bower, owner of a car repair shop.

After learning that his wife is cheating on him, John is left heartbroken. Then his life takes a devastating turn when the unfaithful woman turns up dead days later. The unstable police officer vows to track down and punish the murderer. His search leads him to Frank, but as his sanity continues to slip, then discovering that he is a suspect in his wife’s murder, John finds it harder and harder to seek out his revenge.

Will John get the man who killed his wife before the authorities do? Is Frank the killer, or was it John himself? And will these series of events prevent John from moving on and living a normal life with his four year old son?

Finding Sanity

Waking up in solitary confinement is never fun for anyone, and Randall is no exception. He is subjected to relive crucial moments from his past until he finds himself out on his own, free. Deciphering what is real vs. fantasy is half the fun. He finds new love, but as always an old flame complicates things. His reality and fantasy worlds collide putting him in a very compromising position. Can he make it out with his relationships intact?

The Arbiter Part 1: Lesser Evil

Red works as a hit man. It’s all he knows. His skills are unmatched, but the work leaves him unsatisfied. As he begins to question the merits of his work, he’s contacted by a wealthy benefactor. With each job the benefactor sends his way, Red learns more about his purpose in life. As his new employer shapes him into the Arbiter, he learns what it means to be a judge of humanity. His goal is justice, but for the Arbiter, justice isn’t blind.

Part 1:

When an old friend blocks a business deal, Walter Cowell takes action. Hiring a professional killer, he believes enough money can make the problem go away. Everything changes with a thud in the hallway. Red, a former employee, makes it clear that evil men eventually receive the fate they deserve.

The Arbiter Part 2: Second Chance is now available.

The Arbiter Part 2: Second Chance

Red works as a hit man. It’s all he knows. His skills are unmatched, but the work leaves him unsatisfied. As he begins to question the merits of what he does, he’s contacted by a wealthy benefactor. With each job the benefactor sends his way, Red learns more about his purpose in life. As his new employer shapes him into the Arbiter, he learns what it means to be a judge of humanity. His goal is justice, but for the Arbiter, justice isn’t blind.

Part 2:

Lisa believes running away can save her from her troubles at home, but a woman she meets in a bad part of town proves things can always be worse. Trapped in a nightmare, Lisa learns the only way to survive is to accept that she’s never getting out.

The Arbiter Part 3: Playing With Fire is now available.

The Arbiter Part 3: Playing With Fire

Red works as a hit man. It’s all he knows. His skills are unmatched, but the work leaves him unsatisfied. As he begins to question the merits of what he does, he’s contacted by a wealthy benefactor. With each job the benefactor sends his way, Red learns more about his purpose in life. As his new employer shapes him into the Arbiter, he learns what it means to be a judge of humanity. His goal is justice, but for the Arbiter, justice isn’t blind.

Part 3:

Joe wants out. When his girlfriend becomes pregnant, he decides he can’t sell drugs and be a father at the same time. His boss intimidates him into remaining in his current position. Realizing that Joe knows too much, he’s convinced the only way to keep Joe from talking to the police is to remind him how the world works.

The Arbiter Part 4: Scars is now available.

The Arbiter Part 4: Scars

Red works as a hit man. It’s all he knows. His skills are unmatched, but the work leaves him unsatisfied. As he begins to question the merits of what he does, he’s contacted by a wealthy benefactor. With each job the benefactor sends his way, Red learns more about his purpose in life. As his new employer shapes him into the Arbiter, he learns what it means to be a judge of humanity. His goal is justice, but for the Arbiter, justice isn’t blind.

Part 4:

Tristan knows his wife's secret. After receiving the report from a private detective, he knows his wife is having an affair. Thanks to the help of his connections, he finds a way to handle the situation. The plan is in place. All he needs now is to find the right moment to strike. If he can't have her, no one can.

Night Corridor

After nine years in Bayshore mental institution, once called the lunatic asylum, Caroline Hill is finally being released.

There will be no one to meet her. Her parents who brought her here…are dead.

They have found her a room in a rooming house, a job washing dishes in a restaurant. She will do fine, they said. But no one told that women in St. Simeon are already dying at the hands of a vicious predator. One, an actress who lived previously in her building.

And others.
And now, as Caroline struggles to survive on the outside, she realizes someone is stalking her.

But who will believe her? She's a crazy woman after all.

Then, one cold winter's night on her way home from her job, a man follows and is about to assault her when a stranger intercedes.

A stranger who hides his face and whispers her name.

Foul Deeds

Seven months ago forty-nine-year old Rose Henn awoke without a memory. Without a name. Her mind as blank as an unpainted canvas, the amnesia a result of a temporal lobe brain injury. An injury she cannot remember. When did it happen? Where? How?
With the help of her son, Thomas, she has successfully created a new life in Oro SueƱo—a private community in a southeastern corner of New Mexico. Not knowing what food she likes to eat, what books she likes to read, her favorite perfume, her preference for anything has made each day a challenge. But a challenge that Rose has met. In seven months she has created a new life, became someone who might or might not be totally different from the woman she was before the accident, and fallen in love.
Her life seems perfect…
Until the dreams begin. Are they snippets of memories surfacing or nothing more than vivid dreams?
Suddenly innocent events, such as a white van driving down her street, send her into a panicked state. When these things happen, one single thought echoes in her mind: They will take me!
Rose believes if she knew more about her past the panic and anxiety attacks would cease. Unfortunately her psychiatrist has forbidden her son from telling her anything. The doctor believes forcing the memories would do more harm than good. Rose disagrees and sets off on her own fact finding mission.
As she begins to piece together the crazy quilt of her past, her present takes on a menacing aspect when a body is discovered murdered in the town square.
Within days of finding the body and reports of prowlers, Rose’s home is broken into, strange items left behind. She begins hearing voices in the middle of the night.
Are these events manifestations of her damaged brain? Or is her life in immanent danger?
The more she discovers about herself, she begins to doubt those around her.
Who is a friend and who is an enemy?

The Devil's Switch

The stories of multiple characters flow through this page-turner about a serial killer named The Versifier, the people who're trying to catch him or her, and those who know, or think they know, what makes the killer tick.
The book is a dark psychological thriller, which takes into the mind of the serial killer through the character.

Shadows at Dusk

A collection to give you nightmares. Includes "Smoke: Gas Man," "Underground," "Stuck" and the fifth installment of the Kindle exclusive, "Black & White":

Smoke: Gas Man: Based on actual events, a maniac terrorizes a small town in Oregon, pumping poisonous gas into the homes of the town's residents, but Cato Price will learn that this new threat to her comfortable life is far more serious than she ever thought.
Underground: They say that, when buried alive, you have five minutes of breathable air before you fall unconscious, and ten minutes until you die. What would you do if you awoke within a wooden box, trapped six feet beneath the surface of the Earth?
Stuck: Spelunking can be a blast, and Stevie loves to do it, but when things don't go the way she planned, will she find her way back to her husband and son, or will something more sinister find her in the darkness of the caves?
Black & White: Agent White is getting closer with every passing second, and Sanctimonia is on the hunt again, but tonight, the prolific killer may not escape White's clutches as easily as before...

The Manhattan Murder Mystery (The Empire State Murder Mystery Series)

A Manhattan financier has a bad day trading, and returns to his penthouse and drowns his miseries in a bottle of scotch. While drinking, he dozes off, and his five year old daughter makes her way to the pool and drowns. When he awakes and discovers her body, he and his 2nd wife at the time panic: he’s drunk and she’s high. They think the police might hold them accountable. They decide to bury her body out on the Island and make it look like a kidnapping: he takes the body alone. While he’s driving, he’s pulled over by the police and his daughter’s lifeless body is found. He’s eventually sentenced to twenty years in prison. While in prison, he discovers an article about his 2nd wife’s old roommate, a woman who died of a drug overdose. Because he’s a wealthy man, and because of that article, he believes maybe his 2nd wife (now divorced while in prison), might’ve killed his daughter and made it look like an accident, to get his money. He calls upon the two prominent lawyers from the Drayton case in Montauk, Long Island (The Montauk Murder Mystery), William Parkland and Catherine Huntington, to see if they’ll take his cause up. But many obstacles are standing in his way: he gave away all his money and assets to his 2nd ex-wife—so he has no money to hire them out, William’s not sure if his 2nd ex-wife is innocent or not and has major issues with him because he was drinking while he was on his daughter’s watch, and his 2nd ex-wife turned out to be a lesbian whose fake alibi for the night the drowning took place is a highly suspect woman. Catherine wants to get to the bottom of things, but there seems to be loose ends everywhere, and because of this, it might cancel out his chances of them taking the case. When things come to light—when the facts of the case are laid out plain and simple, it’s a matter of interpretation as to why such an event could’ve or would’ve happened—to the undiscerning mind. But to the discerning mind, it makes perfect sense. Literary fiction; mystery, suspense and law: with philosophical, psychological, social and theological arches.

Shiver (Prowl Trilogy)

Shiver: A bonus Prowl Trilogy short story
Mackenzie Smith has been plagued with horrible nightmares since she was a small child. In them there is an evil voice, whispering deadly threats. Only now she is seventeen and the man from her dreams is making appearances while she is awake.
Is it just a figment of her imagination or something more sinister?
(This is a very short teaser story which includes the first two chapters of PROWL: Prowl Trilogy #1 - Christian Teen Thrillers)

Relentless (Dominion Trilogy Book #1)

In the space of a breath, what he thought was his life...shattered.

Grant Borrows has been Shifted- in the silence between heartbeats, his whole life fundamentally altered. There's another man in the world wearing his face and living his life. What's more, the man staring back from his mirror is a stranger.

But the changes don't stop at skin-level. Inexplicably, he's able to affect objects around him by simply thinking about them. And as he soon learns, he's become the central figure in a vast web of intrigue that stretches from an underground global conspiracy to a prophecy dating back over seven thousand years. Enemies and allies find him at every turn, but one thing they learn all too soon is that you don't want to push Grant Borrows too far...

Can destiny be undone?

The players are ready.
The game is in motion.
And the pace is: Relentless.

The Krone Experiment

This techno-thriller novel is set at the time of the break-up of the Soviet Union, yet reflects today's headlines. Damage to a Russian aircraft carrier leads to a breakdown in the detente with the United States. Star wars erupt as the two countries invoke space-based weapons in a deadly face off in orbit. Robert Issacs, Deputy Director of Scientific Intelligence for the CIA, and his top aide, Dr. Patricia Danielson, connect the carrier damage with a mysterious seismic signal. Thwarted by internal CIA politics, they put their careers at risk to engage in an unauthorized consultation with Jason, the secret group of physicists who consult for the government. Astrophysicist Alex Runyan advances a fantastic theory that triggers a race for the truth before the conflict with Russia can spin out of control. The quest leads to the New Mexico laboratory of Paul Krone. The true danger dwarfs that posed by the international crisis. Bonus links to historical background material are provided at the end of the book. The Krone saga continues in the sequel, Krone Ascending, also available for Kindle.

The Old Folks At Home: Warehouse Them or Leave Them on the Ice Floe

Henry and Harriet Callins, having discovered that all that glitters is not Golden Age, move into Restful Bowers, a community for seniors. It has all the amenities anyone would want, plus a Care Center and Assisted Living facility, their umbrella.

Henry attends meetings, where problems are solved by planning more meetings. For Henry’s fellow residents, the big event each day is waiting for the mailman. They enhance their wealth by scraping off the nickels and dimes that come in charity solicitation letters.
Harriet lives in a world of tea and cookies. Henry is obsessed by a suspicion that residents in the Assisted Living facility are getting an assist they don’t need or want. His curiosity puts his life and that of Harriet in mortal danger.

Black Valentines

A chance meeting with an old friend brings wounded war veteran Clive Dahl face to face with the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Laura Balfour is kind and she is gentle, and most of all she judges him by his character, not his appearance. Laura is blind.

She also has a sister, and once he meets Lydia, nothing in Dahl’s life will ever be the same.

From a posh London drawing room to a dockside opium den to a fog enshrouded country estate, this shocking tale of obsessive love and depraved desires takes the reader on a mesmerizing journey into the very heart of darkness.

Black Valentines, a 20,000 word novella, is recommended for adults only. It is not for the faint of heart.

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