Recently retired, A. Turk has embarked on a second career, writing fiction inspired by the remarkable stories and events from his personal and legal experiences. This first novel in the book series features A. After miscalculating the huge risks involved in accepting ten medical malpractice cases at one time, Davis discovers that a hospital and several of its personnel, including doctors, had conspired to provide unnecessary tests and surgeries on innocent patients…for years.
With small town physicians pushing all the ethical and legal boundaries, Davis decides he has no alternative but to protect an entire community and quickly finds himself caught up in a high-stakes courtroom drama. Davis could never have anticipated his decision to right a wrong could risk his legal career, marriage, financial security, and personal safety.
As a practicing attorney in Nashville for nearly 36 years, I have recommended this book to clients to read so that they can get a clear understanding of the legal process. This book actually has a dual role. First, it is an outstanding legal fiction that had its genesis based on the litigation that the author was actually involved in.
Second, if the reader is not trained or schooled in the legalities, they will understand the tribulations of a trial before they finish the novel. It is an enjoyable journey to Nashville, Middle Tennessee, and its judicial system. The year is America has a new president, named John F. Kennedy, and a new era the newspapers are calling the Dawn of Camelot.
But for ten-year-old Paul Brett, dealing with an abusive father and the immigrant gangs roaming his slum neighborhood of China Slough, America is only a small, dead-end place he is struggling to survive. That is, until the night a mysterious stranger comes out of the darkness to his rescue, and initiates a journey—an unforgettable odyssey—beyond his wildest imagination.
Believed irretrievably lost to all but legend, few dared dream the possibility that it might still exist. Until now! Guided by the discovery of an ancient artefact, a determined professor of archaeology and a beautiful New England heiress join forces in the quest of a lifetime. Overcoming treachery and deadly obstacles, they follow an ever-murderous trail that eventually leads them to a barren, desert valley containing a stunning secret — one the modern world may not yet be prepared to accept. Blending his passion, as a former student of Art and History, Mr.
Leston has drawn from his background to create three great tales steeped in history, adventure and human conquest. Written in the tradition of James Patterson, JA Konrath, and Michael Connelly, this first book in the series will have you wanting more. Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R…until the first dead body. From there, the book takes off like a run-away roller coaster. Murcer knows just when to slow the pace and when to hit the gas.
Manny Williams might be the new Jedi of investigators, and Murcer is a Spielberg-like creative powerhouse. Caribbean Moon is absolutely magnetic! Dozens of bombs have been hidden throughout Venice by a terrorist who is found dead. As the bombs start to explode, and thousands flee to the mainland, the police launch a desperate bid to save the city — and solve the mystery of what lies behind the attack. But four unscrupulous villains from the mainland find out about the treasure and set out to steal it one stormy night.
What follows is a nightmare of brutality and revenge. What seems like a routine assignment for charter pilot John Preston turns out to be anything but. From then on the action is fast and furious and Preston becomes the desperate quarry of a band of ruthless killers. Gabriel is a killer unlike others running a thin line between sane and not.
Thank God each day you awake and there has not been a price placed upon your head. As I finished up the book Gabriel by Mike Evans I had this ridiculous smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart. The ending was absolutely fantastic and it really brought the whole book together. Gabriel is this man who really wants to be the good guy even if at times that means being the bad guy doing the unimaginable. Evans did a fantastic job of painting pictures in my mind that will forever be imprinted in my memory. I can not wait to see what else Gabriel can accomplish in the future!!!
I said this before when I read The Orphans and I will say it again… I am now and will always be a dedicated fan… patiently awaiting more from the brilliant mind of Mike Evans! The short Story at the end by Shaun Phelps is a nice surprise at the end of the book!! Overcoming Fear: Molly is a story that makes your heart race and your emotions run away with themselves.
I wish there would have been more to read and I truly hope that I get to read more of his work the in the near future!!
Captivating from breathless start to throat-clenching finish. The plot is skillfully woven, and the story has a spiritual depth that will resonate with readers. Creston Mapes is an author to watch in the suspense genre. Creston Mapes proves once again that he is a master of building deep characters and sending them on a twisting, breakneck journey of terror and triumph. Fear Has A Name is one of them. Well done! Mapes has a gift.
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A stunning portrayal of redemption and mercy, Fear Has A Name kept me on the edge of my seat! There were moments when it left me breathless. Mapes is at the head of a new breed of Christian authors. Jaci Rivera joins her best friends Callie, Sara and Amanda for a night of pizza and shopping.
But an evening at the mall turns into a terrifying twist of events that drive Jaci and her friends miles across the Canadian border. The girls find themselves alone and running from unknown enemies on all sides, and not even the police can be trusted. Detective Carl Hamilton is called out on a homicide case where the partially decayed body of an unidentified teenage girl is found along a remote highway. He is drawn into a life and death race to stop the killers before they strike again. New from the internationally bestselling thriller writer Glenn Cooper, whose books have sold more then 6 million copies worldwide, comes The Tenth Chamber.
After a fire tears through the library of an ancient monastery a medieval script is discovered hidden behind an antique bookcase. Badly damaged, it is sent to Paris for restoration and there literary historian Hugo Pineau begins to decipher the startling fourteenth-century text. Within its pages lies a fanciful tale of a painted cave and a rudimentary map. Intrigued, Hugo enlists the help of archaeologist Luc Simard and the two men embark on a journey that will change the course of their lives forever.
And at the very core of the labyrinth lies the most astonishing chamber of all, the tenth chamber. Aware of the significance of their discovery, they set up camp with a team of experts, determined to bring their find to the world. But as they begin to unlock the ancient secret the cavern holds, they find themselves at the center of a dangerous game.
A seamless blend of modern-day thriller and historical mystery with an ending that left me breathless. A hidden treasure. A murderous plot. Years later, Eddie is still reeling from the brutal murder of his wife and young son. Jen and Eddie embark on an international search that takes them deep into the passages and byways of seductive Paris… and their feelings for each other.
Treasure of Saint-Lazare is a fast-paced historical mystery set against the backdrop of enchanting Paris. Ward Author. Burned out Jesse McKlintock has nowhere left to go except right back to the place he cut loose from ten years ago in a blind rage. In those ten years he stayed blind drunk. Now he hates himself as passionately as those who betrayed him. He is an old thirty-six needing to winter somewhere. And the chip on his shoulder from years of being hated for his skin is getting mighty heavy. I have nothing.
No family, no home, no one to miss me. Just do me a favor and do it now. The old man dropped his smirk and stared at the cowboy for a long spell. The old man walked over to him and poured some of it in the open spot on his head. Jesse crosses paths with a curious character who is thought to be an assassin named Maxwell Calkinmyer, receives a partially shot off ear compliments of Crazy Mary, and is shaken silly by a curmudgeon by the name of Levon.
Not by choice. Time may not heal all wounds, Jesse will learn. It will, however, do its part when we at least show up for our part. Getting There is an up and down, emotion-yanking, laugh-triggering, thought-provoking tale of betrayal, mystery, suspense, action, and adventure with more twists than a secondhand bread tie. When he finished his studies, and graduated in Spanish Literature, Mohammed dreamt of a job and a promising future.
Unfortunately, his dreams were broken quickly, as he was unable to find a job, because nepotism was rife everywhere. In his dull and routinely life of a cultivator of cannabis, he will come across a distinguished dealer of cannabis who will introduce him into a new world, and opened to him the doors of the illegal trade. But, will he succeed in the first test? Will he live in peace as he did before converting into a real cannabis taycoon? A conflict with Ben Aisha, his rival in the area, was bitter and violent. Will he be able to confront ben Aisha?
I loved the description of the culture and people who lived there. Australia has been invaded. While the outnumbered Australian Defence Force fights on the ground, in the air and at sea, this quickly becomes a war involving ordinary people. Ben, an IT consultant has never fought a day in his life. Will he survive? Knowing death awaits him if he stays, he plans a daring escape. This is terror, loneliness, starvation and adrenaline all mixed together in a sour cocktail.
This is the day Australia fell. He writes with energy and realism. As I became immersed in his book, it soon had me feeling like I was back in my days as a Special Forces soldier. It is a great adventure with very realistic and grave undertones. The narrative is pacey and the characters are fleshed out and believable. I look forward to future works by the author.
Australian SASR The characters were perfect for their roles, complex enough to be interesting, but not overly burdened with Freudian analysis. There are some excellent character moments and some great one-liners. Aussie humour shines through the narrative. I really enjoyed this, and found it hard to put down. Two decades of genetic research and experimentation, subsidized by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, produces an amazing animal of the sub species Canis Lupus Familiaris.
It appears to be a large golden retriever; however, it has one salient attribute that separates it from the rest of the canine world, it possesses the intelligence of an adult human being. Named Magic by the Marine whose life he saves, he travels from war torn Iraq to America and beyond. I was reminded of my childhood attachment to Old Yeller when Magic was trying to save Quinn from the Iraqi after the Humvee accident.
I felt my heart-strings tug for our dog-hero, Magic, who will risk his own life to save ours just like I felt for Old Yeller and Lassie. The characters are well identified and personable. The dialogue flows with a natural ease that is unique to each character. Then the evolving twist of the sci-fi intrigue and powerful bad guys is more than I anticipated and the story really got larger and more delicious.
Humm shows a mastery of story tempo with Magic. As if he could read my mind, he charged up the tempo at just the right moment, holding my interest and keeping me on the edge of my seat. The story kept unfolding in unique and imaginative ways. The climax brought a convergence of all the suspense, plot and mystery in a masterfully woven delivery.
But this ripping full tilt adventurous story blew it out of the water! It sounded like it really was comming from the point of veiw of a dog with human intelligence. And it was breakneck non-stop speed for the first part. I think I was one quarter through the book before it slowed down for a second and I took a full breath!
I especially recomend it for people who like adventures, military stories, dog owners, police, detectives, spy and mystery books. It will not disappoint! Jones Author. Frank Jackson is a rectifier, he rights wrongs caused by senseless and desperate criminals. In the first of a series of electrifying short stories, a coma and subsequent amnesia thrusts Frank Jackson into an unfamiliar world of intrigue and adventure where he relies upon his gut instinct to survive. I got The Rectifier as a free Kindle download and was instantly caught up in the story.
Frank wakes up in a hospital without any memory and in poor shape. He is surrounded by several men who seem to be long time acquaintances who try to fill him in on his identity and past. He is provided with anything a man could wish for and finds that he has a closet loaded with designer suits, shoes, ties, etc.
All are supposedly his from before the accident. This book, which is a short story, finishes with the reader hanging and the next installment is in Volume 2. The author would have been much smarter to have combined all the volumes into one book instead of making the reader have to purchase each volume separately as he has talent in making the reader quickly involved in the action. Anna has been turned over to Devin Andersen, the most powerful man in San Francisco.
What does he have planned for her? Is she just his mistress? Or does he have darker designs in mind? She is destined to be a tool in his hands to gain ultimate power in the USA. No, not as the President, but as the man who controls the President. When Devin took her for himself at the age of sixteen, she had a vision of a man.
A man who Devin was very interested in. But why?
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My heroine does not fall in love and live happily ever after…at least not like the typical heroine. There is a happily ever after, but it is a long, painful journey to that end. This series will likely offend you. This series might make you cry; it might make you throw up. It is a dark story. It gets darker. It gets even darker, and then it gets even more darker. I take you to the deep end gradually. People die. People get hurt. My hero is not perfect. My heroine is human…-ish. Things that may appall you are perfectly normal to her.
All sexual acts portrayed in this book are between persons of legal age aka 18 years old. All sexual acts portrayed in this series are between non-related persons. Any violence is non-gratuitous and crucial to the plot and character development. Do not read this if you are under the age of consent in your country. Do not get angry if the subject or actual book upsets you. This first book is not as dark as the rest of the books. Audiobook out now! John Gallagher is a veteran homicide detective who wants nothing more than to work alone.
What they find are human remains, mutilated and partially devoured. Their investigation reveals a killer stalking the city with a pack of vicious, feral dogs. And the suspect believes he is a werewolf. But this is Portland, where crazy bastards outnumber normal ones ten to one. The crazy werewolf guy? This free full-length novel is the first in the Bad Wolf series about two homicide detectives trying to stop a monster. I had an absolute blast writing this series. The books, in order, are:.
This free book is the gateway to a world of monsters, gritty detectives and the werewolves that haunt the moonlit night. When a major espionage network at the heart of MI5 is blown and its members arrested the finger of suspicion points to a high-level traitor in the Kremlin, and when that same man secretly meets with the British in Geneva, pint-sized State Security Chief Stanislav Paslov realizes that one of his closest allies and confidants is conspiring with the West.
To unmask such a powerful enemy Stanislav Paslov will need friends in very high places, but who can he trust? Moscow is in turmoil, comrade is betraying comrade, and division and treachery are everywhere. Intelligence chief Gerald Hammond discovers a colleague passing information to the Soviets, but what information did he pass and who sanctioned the deed?
As one spymaster follows the thread of intrigue and treachery from Moscow, the other follows the opposite end of the same thread from Washington. Before they are done each man will discover a different version of the truth. He will also come to question himself, and everything that he once believed in. Part one of the new series. Three brilliant young adults are forcibly recruited by a secret agency, one that has unlimited funding and technology decades ahead of anyone else on the planet.
While they were always a focus of the agency, their recruitment was expedited to stop a serious attack about to happen. China plans on attacking the U. The three young adults, Al, Kerry and John, have but a day to stop the virus before the U. Picks up in interest and momentum quickly after the intro to characters. The reader is kept in the dark as the main players are; thus, feeding the mystery.
Difficult to put down as there is no pause in the fury of scenarios to come. Characters have flaws which yields possibilities with end results. Seems to be a well thought out and executed story. This is a fantastic story! I enjoyed getting sucked into the CCC universe, and I found it to be a wildly entertaining read. Would definitely recommend this one! Praise for Nine Lives:. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next forty-eight hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike.
But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The Armed Response Unit is one of these teams. Efficient and ruthless, the task force is ordered to locate the leader of the cell. As they hunt him down, they begin to realise that this is far bigger than any of them could ever have imagined.
Bombings, rocket attacks, betrayal and a series of unexpected and shocking twists leave the ARU fighting to stay alive. His best friend, Chalky, who is forced to fight both the terrorists and his own demons. And Mac, their sergeant, who must make the quickest of decisions and lead his men against the invisible enemy.
As events unfold, other people are drawn into the danger. The Prime Minister, desperately trying to find a solution and protect the capital. A mysterious female Mossad agent, who appears out of nowhere and joins the fight against the cell. And the vicious, powerful leader of a Middle Eastern drug cartel, who operates in the shadows and is somehow connected to the terrorists. With crowds all over London celebrating the New Year, and with nine terrorists somewhere amongst them, the Armed Response Unit is faced with the most dangerous night of their lives. As the savage, shocking plans of the enemy are fully revealed, the ARU officers are faced with the ultimate question.
As the lone survivor of the destruction brought on by Marie, James is left to question: Who am I? However, dark force have begun to arise that will try to answer that question for him and shape his destiny. Another great novel from Ana Elise Meyer, and a fantastic follow-up to Marie. Ana Elise Meyer has also done another fantastic job crafting a great story.
I must say, Ana also has a fantastic way of covering all bases—I like to picture her in an office with her manuscript checking off each element of the story during her final revisions. Ana makes great use of the human senses, and really brings the story and the locations to life. Without spoiling anything, I will say that I am looking forward to the third, because there will be one! Ryan — Available for a limited time at an amazing price — two fast-paced Jack Noble thrillers! Noble Intentions: Season Three Episodes — amazon. Things are finally looking up. Forced into another life and death situation, Allie will have to battle throughout the night if she hopes to keep herself and those she loves alive.
Jaxon Jennings. Homicide detective. He always had your back and rarely made mistakes. Until the death of his son. Until everything he held dear was taken away from him. Now, a shell of a man, his reckless actions mark him as a burn-out. A Loner. A dangerous man whom many in the Fairfax County Police Department cannot trust. The criminals he pursues in the suburbs of Washington D. His past haunts him no matter how hard he tries to hide from it. A psychopath is using the innocent in ways that appear familiar. And the anger that seethes below the surface threatens to destroy not only his life, but the lives of a group of kids somehow connected with him.
The answers are locked, frozen in the part of his past he refuses to confront. But people are counting on him. And he must do anything to save them. A fun family vacation turns into an apocalyptic nightmare when a couple and their young son find themselves trapped in the Irish countryside during an international crisis.
With all contact outside the country gone, all electricity and all non horse-powered vehicles useless and desperate bands of outlaws roaming the Emerald Isle, the time has come for one soft American family to reach deep within for the reserve of brains and courage to survive. I could literally hear the accents of the Irish people speaking as I was reading this Irish End Games and feel the rain and chills of the weather and I actually felt like I was there also.
A good writer in describing the people, landscape , sorrows is certainly one I want to be reading more of. I am now on the sixth book in the series and I love it. It gives a pretty believable look into what life would be like after an EMP. Sure, it sometimes oversimplifies, but not that often. The characters are likeable and recognizable. Really an enjoyable read! Maxwell Author. Distant for many years, Franklin out of Pennsylvania and his step-brother Everon out of Nevada are connected by a single link: Their sister Cynthia.
A nuclear bomb is detonated in New York. Banker, wife, mother, Cynthia lives in New York. The military has quarantined the city. All bridges and tunnels have been destroyed or blocked. But the wind is about to change. Franklin climbs mountains and truly understands people. Everon can fly anything. And of the true price of altruism. Sarah Collins, a young mother of two, is brutally raped and murdered at the Hollywood Reservoir. For nineteen years, the murder remains unsolved and the case goes cold. In , the streets of Los Angeles are being terrorized by Jake Babbage, a traffic cop who uses his position of power to rape and murder innocent women.
On his way to court one day, Babbage sees Judge Daniel Hart. The two recognize each other, and the terrifying night of nineteen years ago comes back to haunt the highly respected judge. The aftermath of the encounter brings long-buried secrets to light and tests the moral fiber of Judge Hart, who has committed himself to protecting those victimized by the very crimes of which he is now accused. Husband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past….
Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle. The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant — until one day a reporter lures her to his hotel room under the pretense of an interview — and suddenly all of it comes rushing back.
Jill seeks revenge on the reporter, triggering a series of events that leads Jill down a wormhole of retribution, forcing her to spin an ever-widening web of lies. Meanwhile, Alex is pulled into a case of a series of murders that began as cyber relationships. Patchell is a master storyteller with a real talent for creating pulse-pounding suspense. Is it his imagination? Shown her picture Lucas sees a beautiful child with long, shiny black hair and an angelic smile. She looks nothing like the ruined creature he saw in the desert.
I loved it and was guessing to the end. Love this author and loved this book. This book is also excellent and so very different from the other, which shows just how talented the author is. A great joy reading and hard to put down. Great ending! Perhaps the smartest man to ever live, Matthew Brand changed the world by twenty-five years old. In his mid-thirties, he still shaped the world as he wanted, until a few cops gunned down his son on the street. He forgot about bettering Earth and started trying to resurrect his son.
Why not use the bodies of those who killed his son? This legal thriller is the story of a very young lawyer in a small town who crosses the mob. They send a hit man after him.
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Trying to break free, he sues them and a courtroom drama ensues. He is pursued relentlessly and runs west to the mountains of Arizona, where he seeks refuge with a Navajo shepherd. He sets up his office in a cabin while he pursues his case against the godfather. The shepherd has many lessons for Thaddeus Murfee—lessons about surviving when all odds are against you. Together they face the first mob soldier sent after Thaddeus.
Plus…the old shepherd has a granddaughter who attends medical school. Katy teaches him to fly-fish, and romance blossoms. Then, he is pursued again and must abandon her in this powerful crime fiction. Set in Chicago, Mexico, and Arizona, Thaddeus is hunted. He must battle wealthy lawyers who seek to protect the mobsters. Thaddeus takes his case to trial with astounding results. Beyond a Reasonable Death is a true crime thriller. There is enough legal action to satisfy even the hungriest fan of legal fiction.
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Remy, Maxine, Veronique and Tony are determined to break into the vault and liberate the seed lines. And then, there is another obstacle. Only one valley over from their destination is the community they ran away from ten years earlier. The people of The Valley would be ideal recipients for a bounty of seeds, but will they welcome Remy and his family back after all these years?
American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it. In an eyeblink they are taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, one of the last truly wild places left on earth. Battling terrorists, deadly wildlife, and cannibalistic rebels, Scarlett and Sal must find a way to survive in a violent, primeval world.
And the only person who may be able to save them is the assassin sent to kill them. A graphically violent story with building suspense and a moral about where weaving such a web may lead. A hypnotic story of buried truths, disfigured creatures, and lost histories told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight. He then lets his clients handle the rest of the novel. When White goes to a deserved holiday in a classy summer resort and meets an extravagant blue-blooded Madame Marceau and her daughter Norma, things start to get more complicated.
In a magnificent theatre, built within the catacombs beneath the mansion, White is required to watch performances that seem oddly familiar to him. He soon realizes that the plays are based on the novels whose initial chapters he himself has written. There can be only one winner. The reward for him is — life. With the help of a girl called Ellen, he finds a secret passageway, and the two of them flee through a maze of catacombs. What follows is a dramatic chase… The escapees desperately wonder who the creator of the Theatre of Shadows might be… The discovery they make is astounding, and the consequences painful to all.
Luke Kincaid is a model employee at the only company in the world that can deliver wireless electricity. But Luke would rather tear the company down from the inside. The company killed his parents and it must pay. Threatened by a secret that could destroy him and any chance of revenge, Luke sets off to find the true origins of this obscure technology, but discovers a vast deception that will change the world forever. Without having a spoiler, the main premise is a new technology that transmits electricity wirelessly vs.
The author paints a believable scenario of the future that I could envision. If you like a futuristic tale that reads like a thriller, I would recommend this one. Almost instantly the characters and the setting brings you in and it is hard to put the book down. Nothing that says Samuel W. Callahan, Political Tracker, Esq. Instead, he gets paid to hide in crowds, following candidates on the campaign trail to record their every misstep, public and private. He just needs enough money to finish up at Georgetown Law and find a decent job so he can finally stop running.
But when Sam witnesses something that could destroy a rising political star, he has no choice but to run. Chad Zunker is the real deal. Albuquerque Mayor Tomas Zamara understands that politics is like playing football on a muddy field. But dirty politics is not his style. But if only his life were as simple as politics. He thought it was a routine surveillance job. Chased is Gage Hartline, a former special operations soldier.
But when the one he loves is ripped from him, Gage turns the tables and becomes the hunter. The first book in the Gage Hartline series, The Diaries is a modern example of the classic European espionage thriller. This book grabs you right away and had my adrenaline flowing through the whole book! And, there was a scene which also brought me to tears. Cases of a highly lethal virus appear in major cities around the globe. Most ignore the warning signs. Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, has read the signs for years. He understands the unique dangers of a pandemic flu and has taken the necessary steps to prepare.
The lethal H16N1 virus rapidly spreads across the nation, stretching the fragile bonds of society to the breaking point. Schools close, grocery stores empty, fuel deliveries stop, hospitals start turning away the sick…riots engulf the cities. As hostility and mistrust engulfs his idyllic Maine neighborhood, Alex quickly realizes that the H16N1 virus will be the least of his problems.
I could hardly put The Jakarta Pandemic down until I finished it. I found certain segments to be uncomfortably realistic, at times creepy in the way you could feel things closing in around the family. Stories in this genre tend to focus on the world at large or center on a group of people traveling on a journey to find safe harbor. This novel centers on one family hunkered down in their home and how they interact with their neighbors on their street. I was quite impressed with the level of research put into this novel, the author clearly did his homework.
It makes you question your resolve in a potential crisis. How far are you willing to go to protect your loved ones? Every day that goes by, these characters have to question what is right and what is wrong. Take the trip thru this book. For that matter some of the info in this book may very well save your life. The CEO of a promising start-up company is found dead in a luxurious hotel room.
Two men who underwent what were supposed to be simple surgical procedures died on the operating table in two different hospitals. Are the deaths related? Ronnie Saar, a newly promoted partner in a leading venture capital fund, is unexpectedly nominated to chair the board of a successful pharmaceutical startup company. But before he can reap the rewards of his promotion, he must deal with these unexpected deaths and other ominous developments that threaten his and his soon-to-be bride lives.
His attempts to get to the truth expose a bitter reality: In the business world, money is more valuable than human lives. Ronnie has a lot to lose. His job, the bright future with the woman he loves and if not playing it safe — his life. Everybody around him offers the same advice — sell and move on with your life.
But as his best friend Gady, a former military investigator in the Israeli army, discovers — things are not what they seem. A mysterious and powerful player has his own plan and he has no intention to stop until it is accomplished. Green Kills is a fast-paced thriller with a complex plot exposing what goes on behind closed doors at the big money making firms.
The author is an experienced and successful high-tech entrepreneur who also worked more than thirteen years as a venture capitalist in Israeli and American venture capital funds. Four shots and four New York billionaires are dead. The killer has disappeared without a trace.
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No more yachting, dinners on the terrace, or charity galas. The Hamptons are empty. His motives are unknown. As the killing continues, a fan club grows for the shooter; the rich are suddenly the enemy, thanks mainly to Emerson Elliot, the radio shock jock who fans the flames. Each agency is grabbing for newly-released federal funds and every one of them pursues its own agenda.
His job is to catch the killer, even as he is losing his own home to foreclosure. He has to do it; the job is who he is. Owen and the select inter-agency unit around him begin to see some success while thousands of others are failing, but their momentum presses them toward a collision that some of them may not survive. Hawking Author.
This book takes you on an extraordinary journey through both space and time, from the remote ice peaks of the Himalayan Mountains to the highlands of Tibet, and far back through the ages to the mystic landscapes of ancient Egypt. Echoing down those vast corridors of time is the voice of the great Egyptian Master Kalika-Khenmetaten , who lived and authored esoteric manuscripts under the patronage of the great Kings of Upper and Lower Egypt, Amenhotep III and his successor Amenhotep IV Akhenaten , over three-thousand-three-hundred years old ago.
Riveting, magical, inspirational and richly enlightening, the story of Kalika is one of the most epic in history, and her writings reveal the great knowledge and power of the masters of those distant ages. Fragments of the material presented in this book have at various times through the millennia appeared in arcane religious texts, in the more profound Eastern philosophies, and in the secret wisdom traditions of various ages. This is to be expected—the knowledge that conveys true power has an ancient origin. In modern times, splinters of this knowledge have resurfaced in various formats, although unfortunately absent both the most fundamental elements as well as the most advanced elements of the wisdom system of the supreme masters.
The writings of Kalika-Khenmetaten are absent nothing—they are all-encompassing. Kalika produced her manuscript, The Golden Crown , for important reasons. It is to some extent a manual, a comprehensive guide to reaching higher awareness, written by a supreme master for masters, but not only for masters. Kalika intended that it could be utilized by persons of requisite ability to reach, through their own efforts, significantly expanded levels of awareness.
It sets forth the foundational recognitions and essential principals of consciousness necessary to master extraordinary creative powers. If studied with care and practiced with intent, you will be enabled to recognize and utilize the hidden, untapped power within you. The material in this book, owing to its nature, will if allowed come to possess a depth that will take on a life of its own.
The knowledge and concepts expressed, when absorbed, can yield truly enormous rewards. The Dead Man is both a top-notch thriller and a heart-rendering story of loss, courage and second chances. I loved it.
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The hours spent on both will be more than worth it. And use your other hand to grab Shakedown, the first book in the Jack Davis Thriller series. When FBI Agent Jack Davis investigates a mass murder, a leak of crucial information and his imploding personal life throw him into the ultimate danger zone — where truth lies at the heart of betrayal. To catch a killer, Lou dives into a sordid world of money, drugs and a devastating black market where the price for the truth is paid in blood. A riveting, page-turning romp in the tradition of James Patterson! Ryan Kowalczyk denied slaughtering a young couple even after his best friend turned against him, sending him to death row.
The deeper Mason probes, the greater the danger — until the past and present collide in an explosion of deceit, corruption and murder. With one look at her you would think that Cera Singer from Saraland, Alabama is your typical teenage girl from a rural Southern Gulf town. That is, she faces all the problems you would expect a seventeen-year-old would face; boys, drugs, fitting in, her upcoming senior year, and on top of that getting her first car on the road.
Cera is a witch. As Cera writes she will explain to you how her honest curiosity along with her rebellious, down-to-earth nature quickly got her into more than she could handle, mentally and physically, as she uncovers the many deep and well-hidden layers in her relationships with her mother and grandmother. After arriving in Mt. Harrison, a picturesque, little Western New York village nestled in a valley below the forest covered mountain from which it gets its name—Cera quickly comes to the understanding as to why her mama, at age eighteen, had elected to run away from her home and head for the Deep South.
Harrison and takes the embodiment of her teenage former self treats Cera and her mama with utter contempt for bringing the Barrett blood line back into the village and thereby angering Abellona Abbott even further because of a grudge the witch still carries against the Barrett family that stretches back to the time of her death. When a body is found in front of the campus arts building, college newspaper editor Colin Mitchell immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye.
His first clue is the severed hand that shows up in his inbox — a hand that belonged to a girl whose story Colin tried to write and both the college and the police did their best to ignore. His second clue is the strange symbol found at the scene of the crime, one that may have a connection to a murderous cult whose origins go back almost a thousand years to a highly secretive military religious order founded during the Crusades.
As he digs deeper into the mystery, Colin begins to uncover a trail of murder and corruption that extends beyond his wildest dreams. Diehl can sustain suspense. They do, in a heart-stopping climax unparalleled for the surprise it springs on the reader. Clever twists and a bona fide surprise ending make this an above-average courtroom thriller, tapping into the post-O. Gere is equally effective in a role that capitalizes on his shifty screen persona, and Laura Linney and Frances McDormand give memorable performances in their intelligently written supporting roles.
Terror conspiracy involving advanced nuclear weapons sends international security agencies on a breathtaking manhunt. A breach of security leads to the removal of highly sensitive information by a renegade American citizen from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the most advanced nuclear weapons for the US arsenal are developed.
A manhunt is initiated, encompassing three continents, numerous security agencies, international intelligence services and even an anti-American faction of the Pakistani government. The Dreadful Renegade is an ultra convincing thriller, based on real knowledge and experience that brings a shocking inside look on some of the agencies entrusted with protecting our way of life.
It presents the reader with the harsh and threatening reality, that no one, not even our best allies, cares enough about our security. David Z. Charles is the pen name of a renowned scientist who worked for the Israel Atomic Energy Commission for over 35 years, and has been active in the research and development of advanced analytical chemistry methods. He has also been involved as an expert in international affairs. In this fictional novel, he brings forth his knowledge of nuclear science, combined with his creative and captivating imagination. They befriend a hip Dutch couple who invites them home for dinner.
They spend the night, and the next morning discover their hosts have been murdered. Ann and Peter flee to London only to find the murders have touched off a Muslim rebellion in Holland that spreads to England. Ann returns to her family in Los Angeles, horrified as she sees Muslim rebellions in Europe spread to civil war. As the Muslim world establishes a new caliphate, the United States falls into a major recession caused by high oil prices.
Then a major flu epidemic. The only thing keeping Ann sane is her deep attachment to Anne Frank, and her love for Peter. Finally, Ann throws off her passivity, and decides to act. Copy and paste the following URL into your browser to learn more. Then things got really difficult. As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely.
With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British governments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of their crewman is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister — a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction.
Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon. Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the reader from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates — and their victims.
When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself. Killer Pursuit is absolutely fantastic! Jeff Gunhus has crafted a really enjoyable, edge of your seat thriller. Okay, so this series is truly addictive. Book one was free but over the Christmas holiday break I have read up to book 6! Initially the American characters are a bit annoying with their Americanized upper crust thinking and actions but one by one the characters evolve and I started to really get into the story.
Vacation is over in a few more days so I will probably spring for book 7. Identical twins Talulah and Taliah have never been apart. Viewed as curiosities by children and adults alike, they coexist in an insular world with their own secret language. Soon a series of momentous events will send Talulah and Taliah spiralling out of control, setting them on a collision course with a society that views them as two parts of a whole.
Will their symbiotic relationship survive? Perceptive and poignant, Symbiosis explores our enduring fascination with twins and the complexities of twinship. Chant Author. In a world torn apart by war, three nations stand divided. The Free Nation Senator Burton and his son Ben arrive in the Tula strongholds for peace talks, but find that a treaty between the two nations has a price. Confronted by a world of sedate tranquility the two men are appalled to learn that the Tula Council rules with an iron rod of fear and repression.
The Council removes anyone who dares to stand in the way of their reforms and Ben uncovers a secret that puts his life in danger. The Tula Astra has been pressured into working for the very Council that threatens to kill her loved ones. No stranger to loss, the precariously balanced world she has constructed begins to fracture when Ben starts asking difficult questions about her past. As her deepest secrets are uncovered, Astra finds there are secrets in her childhood that even she is unaware of.
If the time comes, will he be able to forgive the woman that betrayed him? When these three worlds collide ugly truths come to light on every side. Is there any way to make peace, or will the world end in discord? When he is eight years old Reuben Sykes kills his abusive father in a remote cabin in the mountains of Virginia.
Although the act brings with it a sense of tremendous relief, Reuben takes no pleasure in it. The subsequent murder of his sister, though, is an entirely different matter. A roller-coaster ride of a book that will thrill you, shock you, and ultimately leave you with a sense of dread. This is definitely one of the best books I have ever read and I am an avid reader. Dakin is a brilliant story teller. This book is a true thriller! The story is very believable, and the characters are real and intriguing.
The characters are strong and backed by a solid plot. Tragedy begets horror in this unrelenting tale of serial murder. Dakin does a wonderful job of keeping his readers hoping for relief while he weaves tragedy, hope, love, hatred, and brutality into a masterwork worth reading. Hesse Pflingger Author. Even with few leads, everything goes well — until the bloodthirsty Khmer Rouge roars into town. Relying on his training, keen observations and ironic sense of humor might not be enough to save him. And one surprise after another pops up on his way to the wild truth. For fans of fun, fast-moving adventures, the Jake Fonko series seamlessly blends well-researched 20th century history with equal parts white-knuckle thrills, satirical humor and explosive action.
And something else was radically different. The new thrillers were not focused on ideology but on place; it was the peeling away of layers of culture and history that gave these novels their impetus. And clearly this incarnation of the thriller is thriving. As a writer, I was deeply intrigued by this development. How has the thriller retained the hallmarks of the genre—suspense, swift pacing, intricate plotting, and outsider protagonists—and combined it with such a nuanced exploration of place? To understand this trend, I turned to four writers for whom place, not ideology, was central to their narratives.
Yet, he is also an arhat—a monk-in-training who mediates—and he speaks English, French, and German with taste for designer clothes and expensive perfume. Like Sonchai, Bangkok is a city with a split identity—caught between the spiritual and the pragmatic. For them, prostitution is simply a way of earning a living, and true salvation can only be attained by being released from the endless cycle of birth and death.
Sonchai is assigned the case, and his search for this woman takes him deep into a world of Thai and Russian brothels, dance bars, and sex-reassignment surgeries. The aroma of pine cleaning fluid blended with stale beer, cigarettes and cheap perfume. The city remains a series of shifting perceptions, both metaphor and reality. O is a disaffected maverick who only survives because he is the grandson of a national war hero. Investigating a car smuggling operation, O travels through North Korea to try and unravel the mystery but finds himself deeper and deeper in a game of chess where the players remain hidden.
Reality is slippery here, and the capital city, Pyongyang, seems difficult to describe: One character likens it to Washington D. The only real thing is nature— particularly trees. To maintain a grasp on reality, O has taken to carrying around small pieces of wood, which he sands down compulsively. These pieces take on the role of survivors—reminders of a physical world that was destroyed to make way for a utopia that has all the heft and dimension of a stage set. The absence of a setting haunts the book as the labyrinthine plot advances with reveals and double crosses. African American police detective Ishmael is under a lot of pressure to solve the crime: While black-on-black violence often goes unpunished, a possible black-on-white crime must be solved promptly.
He is sure there is a link between the Rwandan activist and the dead girl but cannot prove it. When a mysterious phone caller tells him that the answers to the crime lie in Nairobi, he travels there. He teams up with a local African detective, and the two of them search for the mysterious caller. As Ishmael and his partner bludgeon and shoot their way to the truth, he feels the pull of being in an all-black world, where his own blackness is not, for once, defined in relation to whiteness.
Yet, he does not fit in, and the Africans recognize his height and bulk as alien and call him muzungu white man. Ishmael takes a local lover, becomes more and more familiar with Nairobi, and even helps a group of tribesmen slaughter and cook a goat. He feels liberated from the racial constraints he has experienced in America, but he also acutely conscious of his difference. He cannot trade in his American identity for an African one, and he eventually returns home to Madison.
Instead of providing a new identity, Africa becomes a way for Ishmael to re-evaluate his American existence. Instead, for Ishmael, Africa becomes a mirror that is held up to his American existence, a way for him to re-imagine the boundaries and possibilities of his world. One of them becomes a criminal and is killed; the second friend, now a sailor, returns to Marseilles to avenge the death and is set-up and murdered. Fabio is motivated by guilt. He has moved away from his old neighborhood and has distanced himself from his friends. Yet, he is still haunted by Lole, the beautiful gypsy girl that all three of the men loved.
All of these new arrivals became denizens of Marseilles, speaking their own patois, eating the distinctive food of the city, and engaging in a strict honor code.
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But in the decades since, the city has changed. The economy has collapsed, and the old way of life—with its egalitarian spirit and its easy rituals—is fading fast. As the city is transformed, the new immigrants—mainly Arabs—are discriminated against and forced into housing projects on the periphery. And Fabio comes to a deeper realization: that his friends died, in part, from nostalgia.
Trapped in the old Marseilles and following its code eventually proved lethal for them. Total Chaos is ultimately a novel about the transformation of a city. Or rather, time had overtaken them. The future was behind them. Ahead, nothing but memories and regrets. Taken collectively, these novels offer a glimpse into the evolution of the thriller. All of these novels are the first in a series. A large part of the pleasure of reading the subsequent books are returning to these settings, which become characters as vivid and complex as the protagonists themselves.
The re-invented thriller genre shows that it can find its conflicts embedded in place. With its contested histories, clashing cultures, and competing visions of reality, place may eventually prove to be the ultimate mystery. Ahmad grew up in India and now splits his time between Washington, D. More at: axahmad. So this article is an insight and a breath of fresh air. My question is whether publishers are more willing to promote novels that promote an accepted or familiar view of the world.
Is that why Moscow is an enduring location for thrillers, despite a lacuna following the collapse of the Soviet Union? Or is the issue one of readership. Only 3 per cent of novels read in Britain are translations from other languages. Or is it an issue of subject matter. In reality the corporate world is the greatest source of thriller material yet the corporate, and even legal thriller market, is niche. People want to believe that detectives or spies have greater than their fair share of thrills.
Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Both Franzen stories include lots of bird watching and Lev Grossman. Thus the cover story, the personalizing of issues so that a lay reader could become more interested and more involved in serious reading matter. The story began:. Joseph Conrad, rover of the seven seas, has never set foot in the United States.
Now he is coming. At about the end of this month the man who holds probably the most exalted position in contemporary English letters is to arrive here for a visit which it is hoped will last through May. The J. Salinger cover story is a good example of this. Its cover story on E. Time did put Harry Potter on its cover for what was essentially a profile of J. Most of all, read them to watch how this red-bordered cultural institution ferries between the high and the low. The Virginia Woolf cover story is especially good at this, but all of them do it to one degree or another.