Thursday, April 18, 2013

Action, Police, Murder?

Good Morning Fans. This has been a rough week so far for a lot of people. The blast in Boston and now the explosion in Texas. I have a quite a few friends in both places, so my heart truly goes out to all of you. We have a quick list today. Mostly Action, some Adventure and a little Police books. Stay tuned at the bottom for a little treat!

Born In Blood: MMA Fighter by Day. Rogue Avenger By Night - Episode 1
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Maris Thompson is the most feared fighter in the world, the one and only King of the Cage in the world's most prestigious mixed martial arts organization. But Maris is more than just a great fighter; Maris also works for the city police chief, a woman named Evelyn Lawrie, who sees to it that Maris uses his special skills to rid the LA streets of scum who have escaped justice at the hands of the law. This time, however, the man who first taught Maris how to fight - his old coach, Reggie Carpenter - is a target of Evelyn's and Maris finds himself drawn into the case whether he likes it or not. Is Carpenter the ogre they say he is? Is Evelyn looking to come after Maris too? What are the dark secrets that bind Evelyn and Reggie Carpenter together and that ultimately tear them apart? And is someone in the family looking to kill Maris? Maris is about to find out that being the Golden Boy is no guarantee of your safety.

The Fighter's Block
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(This book contains mature content, including sex and language. For adults 18+)

The entire fourth floor of Donovan Kemp's apartment complex houses only MMA fighters, dubbing it "The Fighter's Block." Growing up in an abusive home put Van on the fast track to nowhere, but a caring fight club owner took him under his wing as a teen and shaped him into a fighter with integrity. 

Now in his mid-twenties, his life changes dramatically when he steps in to help a beautiful girl in a scary situation with her boyfriend. Surprising to Van, she ends up going home with him. He's now on the fast track to something else: falling in love. He feels that Danielle is the type of girl that he could only dream about, but the two quickly fall hard for each other in equal measure.

When the ex boyfriend proves to be nothing but trouble, Van has a tough time deciding between protecting Dani with legal measures or just bashing the guy's face in himself. The harassment escalates, eventually pulling Dani and Van apart, and Van finds himself feeling desperate enough to do something drastic.

If being thrown in jail isn't bad enough for Van, an undercover investigator seems to be getting a little too close to Dani, the fight club he grew up in could be turned upside down with scandal, and the friends that he trusts with his life might not be who they say they are.

So much for finally discovering the little morsel of happiness he'd been deprived of his entire life...

Deadly Stillwater (McRyan Mystery Series)
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Deadly Stillwater delivers...
GRITTY and REAL DIALOGUE... behind the scenes banter & slang of the detectives. 
VIVID YET QUIRKY CHARACTERS... likeable characters faults and all.
A STORY THAT BUILDS...with clues that puts you in the middle of the action. 

An abduction is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department.The ruggedly handsome Mac McRyan, a fourth-generation cop, is faced with a complicated brazen daytime kidnapping, a media storm surrounding the case, and political scrutiny. It is a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, DEADLY STILLWATER is a book you won't be able to put down until its last gripping minute. 

Rope Enough (The Romney and Marsh Files)
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Newly promoted Detective Sergeant Joy Marsh is shipped out to Dover on the Kent coast to work under Detective Inspector Romney, a copper with a reputation as a cantankerous bastard, but good at his job. On her first night as his Sergeant a brutal crime in the town starts a chain of events that will test the mettle, the resolve and the detective in both of them.

The Liars
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"The Liars" is a short story

Someone is lying.

According to Bobbie McKenna she is the victim.

But there are two sides to every story and there is more to the murder/suicide of her parents that she is letting on.

Warning: this story contains sex and violence. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS ONLY.

Butcher of Venice
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A serial killer is turning Venice, California, into his personal recreational area, leaving brutally murdered and mutilated young women at public locations. P.I. Lenny Badger fears the worst when his girlfriend, Claudia, does not return from a morning walk. 
Psychiatrist Michael Jenkins hires Lenny to protect his glamorous wife, Diane, who receives anonymous death-threats. Their relationship has deteriorated, and Michael is carrying on a bi-coastal affair with a sophisticated divorcee he met while attending a convention in Zurich.
Lenny accepts the assignment; confident the doctor is not the killer. The deeper he probes, the more bodies pile up. Soon he finds himself implicated by LAPD in a mystery that intertwines the lives of three disparate couples.

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Recommended Readers: 10yrs - 19yrs old If you love to read ... and you love mystery, suspense, the supernatural, and tons of action ... then Unsolved (the adventures of Edmond and Piper) is a must-read!! This e-book tells the tale of how two fifth graders with "specialized" supernatural powers, have the ability to solve murders and robberies that NO ONE else can!! Tighten your seat belt and enjoy the ride of your life, as Edmond and Piper track down the killer of three women, nab a robber that has stolen money from nine banks, and solve a sixteen year old murder!! Unsolved (the adventures of Edmond and Piper) has more twists and turns than the most dangerous amusement park ride!! You'll crave for more!!

A Reason To Kill (DI Matt Barnes)
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Book 1 in the DI Matt Barnes Series.

Detective Inspector Matt Barnes is a cop dedicated to his job at the expense of all else. He and his team are protecting the star witness in the upcoming trial of gangland boss, Frank Santini.

All aspects of Matt’s life are altered forever when Santini hires a contract killer, Gary Noon, to hit the safe house. Only Matt survives the onslaught of an inventive and sadistic killer, but is left seriously wounded.

The subsequent search for Noon is both a personal and professional challenge, during which Matt is aided by Criminal Psychologist Dr. Beth Holder, who is brought in to build a profile on Noon.

The man they seek comes to consider Matt a threat to his continued wellbeing, and determines to eliminate him.

As Matt and Beth’s relationship flourishes, more people die at Noon’s hand, and events conspire to bring the cop and killer ever closer to a deadly showdown.

With an unknown enemy within New Scotland Yard, Santini’s goons hunting for him, and a second imported hitman also on his trail, Matt knows that the odds against him surviving by outmanoeuvring the various factions are at best slim.
Noon is the personification of evil; a psychopath using violence and cruelty to feed his sadistic needs. He considers himself a hunter: his fellow man, and especially Matt Barnes, the prey.

Cooper Collection 102 (Memories Are Made Of This)
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Elliott's been asked to speak to Mrs. Lawrence's high school class about writing and about his experiences as a private eye. That didn't go as well as he might have hoped. He's also on a hot case, but that doesn't go as planned, either. This doesn't seem to be his day, but then Lt. Anderson introduces Elliott to retired policeman, Joe Stein, who helps Elliott add a little life to his book about being a P.I. by relaying some of his own police tales. It was just what both men needed at this point in their lives.

The Cooper Collection consists of 101 stories and one retrospective with index

Maxwell Street Blues (Jules Landau Detective Series)
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Grabbing snapshots of cheating spouses and hunting down bail jumpers provides a comfortable living for Jules Landau—until his estranged father knocks on the door. Second-rate con man Bernie Landau reports Jules's beloved "Uncle Snook" has taken five bullets in the head. The newspapers dismiss the victim as another bean counter for the mob caught skimming off the top. But Jules isn't buying it. Sure, his uncle's accounting practice included shady characters, but the wise-guys loved Snooky and not just for his money-laundering skills. With Snooky you had a devoted friend—a regular hoodlum's therapist. From the start, Bernie criticizes his son's brash approach to the investigation. But despite their conflicts, father and son uncover Snooky's entanglements in a convoluted world of crooked politics, corrupt police, and drug trafficking. And those who stand to benefit from Snooky's death reads like a Who's Who of the Chicago power elite.

Only the Strongest Survive
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The novel opens with a hair-tingling scene, as two men kidnap Emely Donnovan, one of the wealthiest women in America, and bury her alive. What is behind this horrific crime?
Raised in a strict religious institution, Emely never knew her parents. Fearing a life of poverty, she starts up a small business that deals mainly with buying and selling stocks. Thanks to her extreme dedication and knowledge, the company grows over time into a major conglomerate. In her desire for ever greater financial security, this beautiful, ambitious CEO has accumulated a number of enemies.
But now she finds herself locked in the basement of a remote house in the middle of a forest, watched over by one of her captors who makes her buy and sell stocks for him so he can get rich. Her challenge to survive becomes even more complicated when Emely's captor falls in love with her

Powder Burn (Burn with Sam Blackett #1)
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Sam had given up her Manhattan job, and her cute apartment in Brooklyn. She’d abandoned her astonished boyfriend to the charms of ESPN, and flown off into a new dawn to chase her dream of becoming an investigative journalist. 

Three months later, alone in a soulless internet cafĂ©, she’s facing some cold, hard facts; she’s unpublished, unhappy and broke. And right then, the gorgeous Pete Halland blows into her life – headed for the mythical Powder Burn mountain to write history and blast into legend. 

If she throws in her lot with Pete and reports the story for National Geographic magazine it could rescue her ambitions, but he’s holding back some crucial information – the question for Sam is... what?

Soon, Sam is up to her neck in snow and the weather is the least of her problems; lost in a secretive Himalayan kingdom with – what could be – a magic sword and a simmering and potentially bloody revolution. 

But the father she lost to the war in Iraq was a marine, and he taught her a few tricks in the Vermont backcountry that might just get her out alive – and with a story to tell that could make the front page of the New York Times.

Caveat Emptor
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Jack Henderson is a middle aged man trapped in a loveless marriage and a boring job when suddenly he is catapulted into a world of espionage and intrigue when his old friend from The Navy is accused of stealing a tonne of plutonium to sell to the Iranians Jack is forced trying to clear his old friend’s name and ends up chasing the stolen plutonium 1/2 way across the world, through exotic India and Sri Lanka overcoming his fears and limitations
Along the way his old friends are able to offer him some help, and even a war plane or two, but in the end it is Jack who battles the villains and has to destroy the plutonium before it becomes an Iranian nuclear weapon.


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Suzanne Harper had wielded supernatural abilities and super-athletic prowess, but that was while she was the lover of an angel. When a string of gruesome murders points to her former lover, Suzanne teams up with Icarus, an angel who hunts those of his kind who have fallen, because the choice of victims tells a terrifying tale: the next murder will be hers.

Fuzzy Navel - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)
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Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack ever arrested, killed herself while in jail.

But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop and the people she cares about ... and they turn downright awful when Jack discovers that Kork may not be dead after all.

Trapped in her house with a psycho and everyone she cares about, and unable to leave because she's surrounded by snipers, the next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something.

Fuzzy Navel is Jack's fifth adventure, perfect for readers who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.

Trusting Evil
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In the summer of 1966, Richard Franklin Speck, a twenty-two year old Ordinary Seaman, waiting for a berth aboard a merchant ship, murdered eight student nurses inside a townhouse in South Chicago, shocking the surrounding hardworking, religious community to its very core.

Twenty years later, Carly Rocket and her business partner, Mike Holtzer, find themselves inside Stateville Correctional Facility hired to cast extras for a Hollywood movie. Unbeknownst to her, Speck is one of Stateville’s inmates. His infamous murders took place only blocks from her childhood home leaving her with deep emotional wounds. Discovering that Speck is enjoying his life behind bars, Carly is outraged and conspires with a guard to make a video tape of Speck’s uninhibited life in an attempt to change prison regulations. But it backfires, and suddenly Carly finds herself in danger of becoming Speck’s ninth victim.

Lethal Force
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Special-forces soldier turned mercenary Steve West is dropped onto a remote Scottish island. His every movement will be tracked for ‘Lethal Force’, the most expensive video game ever made. He’s been told it’s just a story. But within seconds Steve is fighting for his life. And a deadly manhunt has begun...

‘Lethal Force’ is a short story from Matt Lynn, the best-selling author of the ‘Death Force’ series of adventure thrillers, including ‘Death Force’, ‘Fire Force’, ‘Shadow Force’ and ‘Ice Force’. 

Bangkok Red: A Thriller - A Novel
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Red walked onto Civvy Street a troubled soul. Time spent with the forces had left him with only one main skill ... warfare.

He’d seen some action, and he was good at it. At first booze filled the gap while trying to fit in, but it was never easy. With flashbacks becoming more frequent, life seemed too much of an effort. A wife he couldn’t settle with, children he struggled to be a father to ... Red had problems. The daemons were strong, the pain ... sometimes too much to bare. Civvies would never understand ... it wasn’t their problem, and to be fair, loneliness he had accepted.

He could however be a very good provider. So, Red became the third member of a Mercenary group, It’s all he knew, anyway, the pay was good.
A few small ops had run reasonably well, but they were few and far between.
This op was going to be different, a good earnings for a short period of work, not only that, a trip to Smiling Thailand was on the cards. Flushing a hit man out is always dangerous, but being stitched up by the contacts was their biggest mistake.
On his own, hunted, Red reverts to what he’d always been ... a survivor... turned predator.

This novel is a day-by-day account of a contract that could have cost him his life, consequently, it gave him his name ... Bangkok Red.

Deadly Offerings (Deadly Trilogy)
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Deadly Offerings is an ebook with a blend of pulsing passion and razor-sharp suspense. It is the first adventure in this sizzling romantic suspense trilogy.

Anne Mason thinks she’ll be safe living in the Midwest building a wind farm. She may be dead wrong. Someone is dumping bodies in her corn field and telling Anne they are gifts—for her! 

As the body count rises, Anne realizes a cold-blooded serial killer is patiently waiting and watching her every move. And he won’t stop until he ends her life. It is clear there are no limits to this killer’s thirst for revenge or how far he will go to get it.

After a nasty divorce, Anne Mason does not want to get romantically involved, especially with ex-husband’s attorney, Michael Brandt. 

The ruggedly handsome new County Prosecutor is the last person Anne can trust, but may offer her only chance at survival from a psychopathic killer. But will she survive the passion that rages between them?

Night of the Assassin (Assassin series)
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Night of the Assassin is the second book in the Assassin series, and is the gritty, edge-of-your seat prequel to King of Swords. A no-holds-barred, breakneck-paced thriller, Night charts the early years of El Rey - known as the King of Swords - a super-assassin responsible for some of the world's most spectacular and daring executions.

Framed against the backdrop of present-day Mexico's brutal narco-trafficking violence, Night of the Assassin chronicles the making of a monster - a cold-blooded, ruthless killing machine. Raw, disturbing, edgy and unflinching, this epic saga defies convention to create a roller-coaster of intrigue, suspense and thrills that will leave even the most jaded thriller aficionados gasping for breath.

Best if read after King of Swords, Night was written to provide background on El Rey, with the assumption that the reader is already familiar with the events in King of Swords

Sugar & Spice (When you think the unthinkable, where do you turn?)
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Would you trust a convicted sex offender to help you find your daughter's killer? Claire did...

Inspired by a news story of a man who begged a Judge to give him a longer sentence, because he knew he would harm another child if released without treatment, Sugar & Spice is meticulously researched, asking the questions society prefers not to have answered. At once disquieting and challenging, Sugar & Spice is car-crash reading.
It's every parent's worst nightmare: A child fails to return home. As hours turn to days, all they can do is hope. Some children never come back...

Driven by the need to know why, a mother confronts the man accused of her daughter's murder, he presents a compelling defence, convincing Claire not only that he is innocent of harming her daughter, but that his previous convictions were not what they seemed. Teaming up with a second-year psychology student and a fourteen year-old truant schoolboy, Sugar & Spice is the story of a mother's fight to bring one man's reign of terror to an end.

Be warned: In Sugar & Spice not all things are nice...

Bargain Books

Reader's Feast: Something for Everyone (A McCray Collection) $0.99 The Suicide Game $0.99 Down & Dirty Collection $0.99 Jack of Spades $2.99 A Touch of Malice  $2.99
The Night of Knives $4.99

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