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by Ian Graham (Goodreads Author)
- Adrian Magson (author of the Harry Tate thriller series)
"Superb effort! Veil of Civility reminded me of the hard-as-nails spy thrillers of the 1980s, upgraded to modern day reality! Scary and original!"
- Ian Kharitonov (author of The Russian Renaissance)
NOTHING CAN STAY HIDDEN FOREVER...
During the Soviet-Afghan war an elite team of operatives were trained in the mountains of Afghanistan. Loyal to the Provisional Irish Republican Army, they were known only by their codename, Black Shuck.
In the years that followed — betrayed from within by the internal power struggles of the IRA — the team members were hunted down. Three survived, fading into the turbulent streets of Northern Ireland. To this day, their identities remain a mystery — but nothing can stay hidden forever.
For years, Declan McIver has lived under the radar — married to a beautiful woman and operating a successful business — but that life is about to change. When a planned meeting with an old friend goes horribly wrong, Declan finds himself on the run from a shadowy conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep their evil intentions a closely guarded secret.
To survive, he'll have to rely on long dormant training and reach deep within himself to a place and time he'd hoped to never return. As his past is laid open for the world to see and events spiral further out of control — who will win and at what cost?
"Ian Graham is one of the thriller genre's rising stars!"
- Stephen England (author of Pandora's Grave)
"Ian Graham writes the kind of stories I want to read. Full on, Action packed, adrenaline fueled. Keep your eye on this author, he's going to be a big name in thrillers before long."
- Matt Hilton (author of the Joe Hunter thriller series)
by David P. Singer-Carter (Goodreads Author)
As he sets of…more
As he sets off to unravel the mystery of his past, he is pulled into a world stranger than death itself, where the struggle to balance good and evil lies behind the scenes, in the shadows.
On his journey, he encounters The Regulars, a self-proclaimed
band of misfits whose sole purpose is to terrify the living.
Among them is Mr. Cage, a nefarious, dark jester who delights in causing havoc, misery and pain to all those whom he encounters.
What begins as a journey to uncover a brutal murder, soon unfolds into a race against malevolent forces, where not everything is as
it seems… [close]
by Jacob Parr (Goodreads Author)
Lisa Davies, a wildlife biologist for the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute, and resident wol…more
Lisa Davies, a wildlife biologist for the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute, and resident wolf expert at the National Zoo, receives an e-mail from a man claiming to have discovered an ancient, animal burial ground on a vacant part of his ranch, all the way across the country in Oregon. However, the creatures buried there are like none that have ever been seen before. Lisa believes the remains that have been found could change the scientific world's view of not only wolf migration in America, but prove that there is a connection between an extinct specimen and that of the modern day Gray Wolf. Wishing to confirm this man's find, she asks that he send her samples of some of the bones and other relics that were unearthed during a flash flood weeks prior. The last communication she had with him before he disappears reveals that he had indeed shipped her the samples, included in them being what the rancher says appears to be a recently deceased specimen, yet Lisa knows that must be impossible. Now he is missing.
A manhunt beginning in the suburbs of Washington D.C....
A crime spree of horrendous proportions seems like it is just beginning in the Washington Metropolitan Area as bodies begin to turn up, horribly mutilated and torn to pieces. Aidan Preston, a Homicide Detective for the Montgomery County Police Department, delves into the case, finding himself immersed in a dark and dangerous world, the likes of which he has never seen in all his years working violent crime. Despite the fact that he is risking his reinstatement back on the force, following the tragic event that had taken place a year before and left him on administrative leave, he takes an unofficial interest in the case. After all, what kind of disturbed individual was loose on the streets and responsible for such a heinous crime and how does it tie in to the National Zoological Society and a wildlife biologist for the SCBI? Aidan believes that only he can answer these questions.
What supernatural secrets do these moonlit nights hold?
To find the truth, Aidan will need to work outside the law, to discover the reality behind these murders. The deeper he goes, the more he begins to realize something is not as it seems in the investigation. He begins to wonder if there is not something more to these serial killings than just some crazed cult. Something more cunning and blood-thirsty than even he can imagine. With the help of Lisa Davies, they begin to realize that there are far too many similarities between the nightmarish events that have been plaguing her and the murders that Aidan is investigating for them to just be a coincidence. As the body count continues to escalate, and with a full moon just around the corner, Aidan must do the unthinkable if he is to confront this murderous force of evil, risking everything to put an end to the death count. Will he be able to stop the killers in time, or will those closest to him be next in the growing list of victims? [close]
by D.M. O'Neal (Goodreads Author)
by Antonello Fiore (Goodreads Author)
by Hadena James (Goodreads Author)
A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost. If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness. Can she afford to help, knowing that the cost could be her own humanity?
Aislinn Cain's life is a horror story.
by Paul O'Brien (Goodreads Author)
1972 and Danno Garland stands atop th…more
1972 and Danno Garland stands atop the wrestling business. After years of planning, backstabbing and shady handshakes, he controls the World Heavyweight Champion and most of the territories where he can wrestle. In Danno’s business, the man who controls the Champion controls the money and the power that goes with that honor.
Battle after battle and Danno’s finally made it to the top of his closely guarded, cash business.
And it means absolutely nothing.
Not now. Not anymore. Not since he was informed of what happened in that small hotel room in Texas.
F*ck the business.
Lenny Long has just skipped out on Danno’s territory for a different life with his family. After spending too long on the road he wants to re-introduce himself to his young children. But before he can truly settle out west, he needs to make things right in New York.
And he’s going to do it by returning a bag full of money to its rightful owner. A move that lands Lenny in the middle of a bloody clash to protect the secrecy, and the continued survival of the longest con in American history.
Problem is, they’re now trying to protect it from Danno Garland. [close]
by Jill Yesko (Goodreads Author)
She doesn't like people, dead or alive. Her one true friend is her doggie doppelganger Archie, a Bull Terrier with a misshapen head and a bad attitude.
Jane hates being responsible for anyone's problems—and death causes big problems. When Jane is dragged into the center of murder investigation that threatens her life she enlists the help of a sexy Baltimore cop and an eccentric bail bondsman straight out of John Waters movie.
Jane uses her Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-like computer hacking and street fighting skills to find and punish the killer and his family. [close]
by Elisha Murphy , Alec Cizak (Goodreads Author), David James Keaton (Goodreads Author), Matthew C. Funk, Jimmy Callaway (Goodreads Author), Garnett Elliott, C.J. Edwards (Goodreads Author), Sarah Hailey
Remember rolling into the drive-in, elbow out the window, hand squeezing the wheel of your dad's Ford, hoping to find a spot in the back row of cars? Remember watching some B horror, cheapjack action or western flick, trying like mad to get to second base? Edited by Elisha Murphy, six pulp writers join forces in Drive-In Fiction to conjure up those dark, sweat-laced back seats lit only by the glow of the big screen. Within these pages are six down and dirty novellas all written in the spirit of those films from the golden age of the drive-in. Inside you will find:
The Shunned Highway by Garnett Elliott
When a group of unwitting bikers, the Crusty Losers, pick the wrong gothic mansion to throw a party in, they release a highly contagious alien fungus. What follows is a leather-clad hellride through 70's America, with rogue CDC agents in hot pursuit. Who will survive the fiery showdown in post-hippy San Francisco? Read The Shunned Highway and find out.
A Woman And A Knife by Matthew C. Funk
A ruthless killer stalks Jenny Childs across the wretched territory of central Ohio, and a haunted cop races against a failing mind to save her. But young Jenny holds a twisted secret that could doom the men on her trail.
SUCK by C. J. Edwards
Indianapolis PD Rookie Homicide Detective Rae Simmons has been assigned a case nobody else wants, the torture and murder of a young prostitute named Cherry. What she doesn't know is that someone else is hunting the killers too. With her victim's body missing, gang bangers turning up dead, and a Catholic Priest telling her a demonic force is out for blood, Simmons must track the killers and face down dark powers beyond her comprehension.
Lupo Danish Never Has Nightmares by Jimmy Callaway
Organized crime produces few heroes. Lupo Danish is not one of them. But in this case, he'll just have to do. He often sleeps, but Lupo Danish never has nightmares.
National Trust by Alec Cizak
Tommy Doyle has his hands full navigating the minefield of his surrogate family of small time Irish-American gangsters. Set during the Watergate scandal, Tommy gears up for a final bank heist to settle some scores. "Who the hell dresses up as Nixon for Halloween?" he asks. Exactly.
Tap Tap Tap (Snap Snap Snap) by David James Keaton
A porn director in the twilight of his career becomes increasingly delusional as he begins to notice sexually transmitted tattoos infecting his "talent." Even his imagined relationship with the Virgin Mary statue down the street can't stop an inevitable showdown between him and the wannabe stuntman he accidentally spit on and his plot to either kidnap a police dog, detonate the local drive-in where the latest porn epic will debut, or detonate a police dog, whichever comes first. [close]
by Fuminori Nakamura
The second book by prize-winning Japanese novelist Fuminori Nakamura to be available in English translation, a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed The Thief─another fantastically creepy, electric literary thriller that explores the limits of human depravity─and the powerful human instinct to resist evil.
When Fumihiro Kuki is eleven years old, his elderly, enigmatic father calls him into his study for a meeting. "I created you to be a cancer on the world," his father tells him. It is a tradition in their wealthy family: a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to dedicate to causing misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. From this point on, Fumihiro will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. Between his education in hedonism and his family's resources, Fumihiro's life is one without repercussions. Every door is open to him, for he need obey no laws and may live out any fantasy he might have, no matter how many people are hurt in the process. But as his education progresses, Fumihiro begins to question his father's mandate, and starts to resist. [close]
by Helene Young (Goodreads Author)
Battle-weary Nicholas Lawson walked away from his military career leaving unfinished business. In a coastal backwater, that decision returns to haunt him. He remembers all too vividly his last lethal assignment in Afghanistan when Ellie's sister, Nina, was shot and killed. Ellie's been in his dreams ever since, even if she doesn't remember him…
As a storm rages and floodwaters rise, Ellie struggles to save her community. But who can she trust? Nick Lawson, the dangerously attractive stranger with secrets, or an old friend who's never let her down? [close]
by Maurizio de Giovanni
Naples, March 1931: a bi…more
Naples, March 1931: a bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chilled heart. As one of the world s greatest tenors, Maestro Vezzi, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples famous San Carlo Theatre, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was hated by many, but with the livelihoods of the opera at stake, who would have committed this callous act? Ricciardi, along with his loyal colleague, Maione, is determined to discover the truth. But Ricciardi carries his own secret: will it help him solve this murder?
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by Edwin Jerome Reuben, Nancy Reuben Greenfield (Goodreads Author)
by Will Overby (Goodreads Author)
by Sandra Orchard (Goodreads Author)
Research scientists Kate Adams and Daisy Leacock were on th…more
Research scientists Kate Adams and Daisy Leacock were on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy was suddenly found dead. Kate knows that her mentor’s death wasn’t suicide or a careless accident—and she’s determined to do whatever it takes to unearth the truth about what happened to the woman who changed her life.
Former FBI agent Tom Parker is finding it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gave him a job as a detective on the local police force, not everyone approves. Tom’s just trying to keep a low profile, so when Kate Adams demands he reopen the investigation into her friend’s death, he knows his job is at stake. But despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate herself may have something to hide.
As evidence mounts, a web of intrigue is woven around the sleepy town of Port Aster. Can Kate uncover the truth? Or will Tom stand in her way?
“I couldn’t put it down. A compelling plot with intriguing characters that swept me up into their lives.”—Margaret Daley, author of the Men of the Texas Rangers series
“A clever whodunit mixed with a sweet romance. This makes for a story you won’t put down until the end—and then only because you have to. Looking forward to book two!”—Lynette Eason, bestselling and award-winning author of the Deadly Reunions series
by Max Kinnings (Goodreads Author)
Soon to be made into a feature f…more
Soon to be made into a feature film, Baptism is a thriller that tells the story of a terrifying hostage scenario on a London Underground tube train.
To watch a teaser trailer for the film, please go to:
A tense blockbuster with worryingly credible characters" The Times
by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs (Goodreads Author)
Wrong Place, Wrong Time is an award-winning novel that has been called "a taut, suspenseful thriller" and "a page-turner for brainiacs." Anyone who craves a great story with heart and humor will barrel through this book and leave it feeling utterly satisfied. [close]
by Colleen Cross (Goodreads Author)
GAME THEORY - How the world really works...
The most precious things come at a cost—something fraud…more
GAME THEORY - How the world really works...
The most precious things come at a cost—something fraud investigator Katerina Carter knows all too well. She's struggling to cope with her uncle Harry’s ever-worsening Alzheimer's when she lands her biggest case ever.
Billionaire Zachary Barron’s business is in free fall, somehow connected to the shadowy World Institute.
Game Theory uncovers how the world really works, where an ever-smaller pool of winners gain from the suffering of others, leaving the masses to fight over the crumbs remaining. And the players will stop at nothing to get what they want.
Praise for Game Theory-
“If you like a good conspiracy theory, you'll LOVE Colleen Cross' financial thriller, Game Theory. Thought provoking and wonderfully entertaining!”
—Karen Cantwell, mystery author
“Another gripping page-turner from Colleen Cross. Suspense-charged to provide one plot twist after another, this credible tale of global fraud and currency domination draws you in and never lets go. An intelligent and exciting read!"
—Sandra Nikolai, mystery author
Also check out the Goodreads giveaway for Exit Strategy, book #1 in the Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller series. Find out more at http://www.colleencross.com [close]
by J.H. Bogran (Goodreads Author), Stephen Leather (Goodreads Author), Alex Shaw, Stephen Edger (Goodreads Author), Howard Manson, Liam Saville (Goodreads Author)
Short Thriller Fiction; Full Length Adrenalin--
Stephen Leather, Alex Shaw, JH Bográn, Stephen Edger, Liam Saville, and Howard Ma…more
Short Thriller Fiction; Full Length Adrenalin--
Stephen Leather, Alex Shaw, JH Bográn, Stephen Edger, Liam Saville, and Howard Manson, with an introduction by Jake Needham.
You are embarking on an expedition into the dangerous, deadly world of assassins, spies, cold-blooded killers, rogue robbers and ruthless revenge. Of course the stories are great. They wouldn't be here otherwise. But the inspiration was to create an opportunity for some brand new writers to work alongside a few seasoned writers and a few bestsellers and then see their work published with the best in the business.
The result is a collection of eight short stories that delight in the ultimate dirty deed. Everybody dies, but some deaths are just more entertaining than others. We’ve found those for you, and this anthology is here to introduce you to the work of these excellent thriller writers: established, and up and coming masters of the short story form. [close]
by Penelope Irving (Goodreads Author)
Andri Ferris has lost everything. Career, home, Earth r…more
Andri Ferris has lost everything. Career, home, Earth residence permit. He should be on Blackrock penal planet, a convicted cybercriminal – instead, Spaceforce has offered him a job. And Captain Jez, the very officer who arrested him, wants him as her partner.
Jay is a spy at the top of his game. In a society ruled by birth, etiquette and custom, where misfits face death, Jay’s talent for lies and seduction have made him the Taysan Empire’s best field agent. But even he can go too far - and his latest mission comes with a temptation too dangerous to resist.
When the son of the Taysan Empress herself goes missing on an Earther colony planet, Spaceforce’s most reluctant recruit, his enigmatic partner and the Empire’s most flamboyant spy cross paths.
A training mission turns into a race against time, as Andri and Jez uncover a secret the Taysans would do anything to hide. At stake – the Prince, the Peace, and Andri’s last chance.
DEADLINE is the second episode in the SPACEFORCE series – adventure, crime, mystery and romance across three Galactic Empires.
by Lisa Brackmann (Goodreads Author)
—Timothy Hallinan, author of the Junior Bender books
Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli. Even though Zhang’s mysterious disappearance of over a year ago has her in the sights of the Chinese authorities. Even though her Born-Again mother has come for a visit and shows no signs of leaving. But when her mom takes up with “that nice Mr. Zhou next door,” Ellie decides that it’s time to get out of town—given her mother’s past bad choices of men, no good can come of this.
An old Army buddy, Dog Turner, gives her the perfect excuse. His unstable brother Jason has disappeared in picturesque Yangshuo, a famous tourist destination, and though Ellie knows it’s a long shot, she agrees to try to find him. At worst, she figures she’ll have a few days of fun in some gorgeous scenery.
But her plans for a relaxing vacation are immediately complicated when her mother and the new boyfriend tag along. And as soon as she starts asking questions about the missing Jason, Ellie realizes that she’s stumbled into a dangerous conspiracy that may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, an art-obsessed Chinese billionaire and lots of cats—one that will take her on a wild chase through some of China’s most beautiful—and most surreal—places. [close]
by Jay Phillips (Goodreads Author)
Several of these people joined together to form The Seven, the most powerful group of supers the world had ever known. Led by the enigmatic Agent America, The Seven kept the country safe from threats both foreign and internal. That is until the United States government decided the threat of the supers outweighed any protection they could offer.
After a war between the super powered and the normals (as non-powered humans are now referred), The Seven have placed themselves as the nation’s rulers, controlling the country through fear and intimidation. But now, someone or something is murdering The Seven one-by-one, single handedly attempting to make them pay for all of the sins they have committed.
To stop a killer, The Seven turn to a man who hates them as much as anyone. An imprisoned man known only as The Detective finds himself in the unenviable position of helping the people he despises in exchange for his freedom. [close]
by Dianne Gallagher (Goodreads Author)
Maggie Quinn was the top homicide…more
Maggie Quinn was the top homicide detective in Chicago’s Area One before she suffered a devastating loss. Now struggling to face each day, Quinn becomes obsessed with solving her last case for the department that now bars her from wearing a badge. But is she targeting the right person or is Quinn’s tormented mind pushing her to ruin the life of an innocent man?
Avid readers of crime fiction, noir or psychological thrillers will find Too Dark to Sleep a fresh take on their favorite genre. This is the first book in a gripping new series and not to be missed.
What reviewers are saying about Too Dark to Sleep.
"... Deep, dark and downright jittery." - Uncle Book, UK
"... a spine-tingling book that readers everywhere will adore." - Alice DiNizo, Readers' Favorite
What reviewers are saying about Too Dark to Sleep.
"A darkly ominous crime thriller... terse narrative and crisp dialogue." - Kirkus Reviews
"An incredible piece of work that grabbed me early on and didn’t let go.” - Amanda Amaya, I Read a Book Once
"...in Maggie Quinn, Gallagher has created a true one-off with as many layers as an onion... More please." - Crime Fiction Lover
by Jonathan Sturak (Goodreads Author)
At the world's largest technology convention in Las Vegas, Michael Harris, CEO of a top engineering company, debuts Venus, a humanized computer brain that can predict human behavior. He attracts international attention, including the attention of Rachel, a steamy seducer who cons Michael by concealing a secret of her own. Melissa, Michael's wife, flies to Las Vegas to save her husband and her marriage as the events unfold in the shadows of the Las Vegas Strip. [close]
by Susan Elmore (Goodreads Author)
When young schoolteacher Emma Bond was brutally gang-raped and left for dead in her rural Illinois schoolhouse in June 1882, an enduring mystery was born. Although she survived, her recovery was hindered by hysteria, amnesia, and unusual physical complications. The story was covered extensively by the national press, but some of the wounds inflicted upon the victim were so appalling that the press refused to print the ugliest details, referring to them only as “nameless indignities.” Eighteen months went by before three of the six suspects were brought to trial.
After the verdict, however, the public’s unwavering support for the victim began to fade amid persistent theories and rumors that she had lied and that no crime had been committed. At the time, educators, editors, politicians, lawyers, and doctors eagerly weighed in on the case and its ramifications. But with Victorian doctors unable to agree on anything of a physical or a psychological nature, Emma’s life went into a freefall from which she never recovered. The crime also took a heavy toll on local residents, pitting families and neighbors against one another. The fact that the case was never fully resolved gave it a certain staying power, with its many unanswered questions persisting well into the twentieth century.
The author, whose great-great aunt was the victim, concludes the book with her own theory on the crime, based on some new evidence she recently uncovered.(less) [close]
by Rosca Marx (Goodreads Author)
Rebellion against the drug is a…more
Rebellion against the drug is a bloody effort for two young sisters who have long sought liberation from its smokes and the dead bodies that result and pile.
The winters are cold, the bludgeons are red, and hunger is an unbelievable phenomenon as these girls go to the worst of lengths to sever their loyalties to those who listlessly created the most destructive high imaginable and at large on the modern illegal market.
And deep down inside a house of flies the human effort is made manifest to rot and blow. Buzz like a bug, and explode like a bomb.
Human horror and mistake is teased in House of Flies, the first of the Catalyst and Progeny novellas."
Suggested rating: Older Teen 16+
Bizarro novella independently published via Createspace and Amazon Direct Publishing © 2012 by Rosca Marx
This giveaway is for paperback copies. House of Flies is also available in eBook formats for Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords. [close]
by Charlie Huston
Enter this giveaway to win one of 15 advance readers' editions! [close]
by J.B. McCauley (Goodreads Author)
The King of Sunday Morning is a geezer. Not in the traditional sense of the word as in old man. This geezer is a face, a wannabe, a top notch bloke. He is the greatest DJ that never was. He should have been. Could have been. Would have been. Now becoming a has-been….
Tray McCarthy was born into privilege but with the genetic coding of London’s violent East End. Having broken the underworld’s sacred honour code, it is only his family’s gangland connections that save him. But in return for his life, he must deny that which he has ever known or ever will be and runs to Australia where he is forced to live an inconsequential life.
But trouble never strays far from Tray McCarthy and eventually his past and present collide to put everyone he has ever loved in danger. He must now make a stand and fight against those that are set to destroy him and play their game according to his rules.
Set against the subterfuge and violence of the international drugs trade, The King of Sunday Morning is the tale of what can go wrong when you make bad decisions. Tray McCarthy has made some of the worst. He must now save those he holds dear but in the process gets trapped deeper and deeper into a world where he doesn’t belong.
“I want three pump-action shotguns, about twelve sticks of dynamite and a blowtorch”
THIS BOOK CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE, FREQUENT DRUG USE AND SEX SCENES - NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 [close]
― Ayn Rand
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