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*AUTHORS, BREAKFIELD AND BURKEY:
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Beneath the storm clouds of a deadly war, three men are poised to unlock the secrets to redeem the world.
The setting is Poland 1939, Germans are marching toward Warsaw running their armor, and devastating swarms of armed soldiers, along with their cavalry. Fighting against the Nazi military machine is a death wish realized all too clearly.
The path of the invaders is paved with death, destructions, pillage, and woman brutalized at the hands of soldiers with no honor. As much as the citizens of Poland pray for a different outcome, everything they have known, loved, and grown up with is devastated. More on Amazon…
ICABOD is destroyed and key members of the R-Group are declared renegades, with Quip thrown in jail. In the new digital world, there is no tolerance for privately owned supercomputers. Globally, computers are hunted and destroyed for the greater good, by the new cyber police CESPOOL. The information this group receives is manipulated by subversive hidden machine learning devices, the MAG running on the dark net.
Judith and Xiamara are freebooters who steal machine time for their PaaS, porn as a service business. The machine they chose for delivery is the last untapped supercomputer not in the hands of a sovereign. Their activity is spotted by the MAG, but the renegade R-Group steps in to alter the outcome. Leroy teams up with Zara to help these opportunists escape prosecution. They are drafted as reluctant participants in the fight.
Jacob and Quip are trapped in the Chihuahuan Desert trying to reconstruct the base of ICABOD’s logic core. The stress of their isolation is taking a toll. Their wives and children are safe in Brazil for the time being, but Interpol is prowling for answers. More on Amazon…
Texas university professor, Su Lin, quietly works in her animal husbandry field of study. Creative unconventional communication techniques place her in the crosshairs of multiple interested parties. The professor’s applied research of nanotechnology coupled with hybrid programming methods has garnered some unforeseen danger. What does research into improving animal husbandry to boost global food supplies have in common with next generation high-tech military communications? Great ideas are often adapted in different ways from the original intent.
The race is on to gain military dominance on the battlefield. Global leaders demand the latest technology improvements to optimize their soldier’s performance in combat. Solution Architects are pulling out all the stops to utilize nanotechnology, dynamic programming algorithms, and drones for high-end in-field communications. However, some guerrilla radicals are inserting themselves as middleman, and injecting chaos.
Jacob Michaels, computer network security-tester extraordinaire, tries to settle into a quiet life of work to polish his technology skills after the death of his mother.
Cyber-criminals are hunting for new victims when they target the brilliant programmer to try to seduce into joining their cause. More people are hunting him than just the Russian cyber kingpin.
As Jacob sets off to find those who target him, he discovers other technologists’ views which puts him in direct contact with previously unknown global experts. (More on Amazon)
The disappearance of a wealthy Brazilian industrialist’s daughter, Lara, causes Thiago to hire the world’s most elite information-gathering unit, the R-Group, to quietly locate and return her.
Is the heiress in trouble and gone forever or merely hiding in plain sight to escape her destiny?
While vacationing in Mexico, Petra and Jacob, R-Group operatives, cross paths with “Bad Boys”, Carlos and Juan, who are cloaking their drug lord moving business from satellite surveillance. These so-called entrepreneurs force even the most generous observer to question the legality of their business model. (More on Amazon)
Random events at a Brazilian hydroelectric plant, Irish financial institution, and Texas winery seem connected by an insidious virus hack which attacks system vulnerabilities then vanishes without a trace. Are these all a glimpse of the new viral danger of the Ghost Code designed for devastation on a personal and industrial level?
A new mysterious pair of cyber pirates, known only as Mephisto and Callisto, seems to be behind the plot to deliver these destructive payloads for computer domination. While their agenda appears to be just blackmail for financial gain, their true goals might be far more menacing and capricious in nature. (More on Amazon)
A brilliant mathematician and spoiled rich girl, Gretchen, is focused on harnessing Big Data and computing power to control the world stock markets not only to optimize her family’s wealth but also to control the future.
As a descendent of the Nazi Werewolf Clan, is Gretchen being maneuvered into leveraging unlimited computer power along with the ethical nihilism to manipulate lives, or just stretching her genius?
Is Gretchen working alone or is she adding additional computing sources from the Dark Net? (More on Amazon)
Dr. Xavier Pekoni, a rich evil scientist, is working on his underground Fountain of Youth project. Using nanotechnology and DNA mapping he is desperately close to extending life ten-fold, which has driven him to extreme research methods.
The R-Group is called in by government agencies to locate Pekoni, verify his unethical practices, and stop him at all costs.
Jacob distancing himself from the R-Group due to personal demons, becomes unwittingly entangled with Zara, the villainous femme fatale leader of the Dteam. (More on Amazon)
Julie and Juan’s cyber assassin technology services team are immersed in these outrageous cyber-crime events occurring at multiple locations around the world. The CATS team is the next generation of hunters in the find and fix contest of cyber warfare, unlike any seen to date.
How does anyone find the culprits holding international cities, big businesses, air traffic, and even emergency systems hostage to terrifying digital ransom demands?
Has today’s technology advanced to the point that the line between the real and cyber worlds has vanished? With Supercomputers, the adage ‘bigger toys for bigger boys’ takes on a whole new definition. These Gamers may be after far more than just points. (More on Amazon)
Inexplicable drops in world commodities markets are destabilizing nations to the point of economic collapse. A conspicuous increase in production numbers for primary oil producing companies results in a call for help from governments and a large oil distributor, ePetro.
The R-Group, Jacob and Petra, are quietly engaged by ePetro amid fears that further drops in commodity values could devastate multiple economies of first world countries.
Could the problem be a result of hacking by an unidentified dark matter organization? (More on Amazon)
Mike and Marge control ePETRO, an oil shipping business with offices in London and New York, but they don’t have the same business goals in mind. Marge intends to sell the North Koreans uranium in addition to oil obtained illegally from the government sanctioned Middle East. But Mike may have other plans, mainly, keeping the profits of these sales for himself.
Then there is the shadowy Steven Christopher, who oversees the information runners who are charged with staying off the grid, is working several angles behind the scenes. Steven is the only one trusted by both Marge and Mike, but why? (More on Amazon)
The world is almost ready for fiat currency to be replaced by a superior digital currency. The trouble is, which one and who will own it?
The R-Group is back and trying to guide the players to a safe destination in the complex world of cryptocurrency. The Global Bank has tasked Tonya to find and hire a cryptologist to create a new global cryptocurrency.
The cynical hack-and-slash cryptocurrency swindlers, Matthias and Dutch, are jumping from country to country, trying to peddle their new cryptocurrency as a savior for economically flailing countries. Next on their hit list is Venezuela, where the failing economy is desperate for a solution. (More on Amazon)
Humans continue to give their decision making over to Artificial Intelligence. Or, was it simply confiscated? Algorithms are delivering manufactured choices to each person via their ever-pervasive personal devices. The seduction of mankind is eminent unless our champions stop them.
*AUTHOR, CJ ZAHNER:
A kidnapper scribbles quotes on three abduction notes. His fourth mentions Detective Jack Daly’s six-year-old daughter, Mikala. Jack crumbles the note in the palm of his hand and slips it into a pocket.
In this page-turning crime thriller, four words on Christian stationery force a father to work alone while narrowing a web of suspects and identifying a kidnapper.
Years before, Jack married into a family rumored to have a sixth sense, but he had no idea his daughter might inherit that “gift.” Now three boys are missing, Mikala is dreaming of them, and his normal, mundane world spirals into mayhem as he juggles two unfathomable tasks: saving the boys and protecting his daughter.
Who is the abductor and why did he mention Mikala? Is he someone they know?
Doctor Emma Kerr had no right counseling them. Adopted and her birth records lost, she believed she was born a McKinney. Her face, intelligence, and depression resembled theirs. For years people mistook her for their sister. So she devised a plan.What begins as a scheme to counsel the McKinney family and determine if they are blood relatives, quickly causes Emma to wonder if she had truly done the manipulating. Is someone following her?
Now Emma clamors to escape the McKinney world of domination and deception.
Is she Mathew McKinney’s sister? She can’t be. Is he in love with her? He can’t be. Then how do he and his sisters know more about her than she knows herself? This is a game to them. Is the game Suicide? Or Murder?
*AUTHOR, CHARLES W. JONES:
*AUTHOR, EICHIN CHANG-LIM:
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Life changes on a dime. Few understand this painful truth quite like Violet and Dylan, former college sweethearts united by their troubled childhoods.
When a gut-wrenching tragedy strikes in their adult years, they’re torn apart—their relationship unable to survive the blow. Though they go their separate ways, they remain connected by a meaningful token: a locket, which Dylan bestows upon Violet on a blissful day by a gorgeous beach in Coronado, California—to which he holds the key. (More on Amazon)
*AUTHOR, JENNIFER HINSMAN:
*AUTHOR, JOY M. LILLEY:
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The Patterson family leaves the U.K. to begin a new life in France. St Severin, in the Dordogne, provides the backdrop for the family’s new home and all of the life-changing obstacles they are about to encounter. Maisie, who is almost seventeen, narrates this unpredictable story. Maisie struggles as she experiences the changes of coming of age, the pain of loss, and the rollercoaster ride of competing love interests. Maisie’s older brother, Dan, rebels over the move and frequently threatens to return to England when his studies are over. Dan starts an affair with a married French woman. After a few months in France, he goes missing which begins to unravel the family. What starts as an exciting move becomes more difficult with each passing chapter. Maisie is left navigating this complicated new world, all while trying to plan the rest of her adult life.
*RWISA AUTHOR, KAREN BLACK:
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A thoroughbred trainer’s dream is about to become a reality, but could cost him his marriage, or even his life. When a well-known jockey is murdered, evidence leads to the arrest of an innocent man, and the fate of three families hangs in the balance. As the homicide investigation continues, it brings past relationships to light, and influences some of the horsemen to take matters into their own hands, exposing those who would stop at nothing to reach a goal. Through it all, the races continue. RACE INTO MURDER is a mystery that will keep you guessing.
*AUTHOR, JOY YORK:
When a young woman finds herself unknowingly accountable for the past sins of her family, she must unravel their secrets and lies to stay alive.
When her grandmother is brutally murdered in her own home, Reagan Asher leaves her corporate job and rushes to her sleepy hometown in Ohio. She has barely entered the house before a second break-in attempt is made, prompting police to believe it’s not just a random burglary. Reagan’s lifelong friend Mattie asks Aiden Rannell, her brother-in-law and an ex-Navy Seal, to lend support and protection to Reagan as she navigates the investigation.
Aiden suggests a ring that Reagan’s grandmother owned may be more valuable than anyone realizes. Considering her frugal life growing up, Reagan dismisses the idea, showing Aiden an old pink box filled with similar colorful, ornate costume jewelry she and her friends played with as children. When they find a decades-sealed container with shocking contents supporting Aiden’s concerns, Reagan begs him to help her find the origin and if it is related to her Nana’s death. (Read more on Amazon)
*AUTHOR, KEITH W. WRIGHT:
It is three years away from the world-wide web being inaugurated. It is ten years before the first accessible mobile phone, and a whole twenty one years before the first iPhone is launched. ‘It’s A Sin’ by the Pet Shop Boys is number one in the charts, available on cassette and vinyl. The sun is rising on political correctness yet news of this has yet to reach Nottingham CID. AIDS is rife. Hugging is for hippies and the author of this book has recently been appointed a Detective in the CID. Of course, some things are the same as today; people still get bludgeoned to death in their own homes. Same as it ever was. You just can’t tweet about it yet.
In the second of The Inspector Stark series, DI Stark and his team battle to solve a murder which appears to be without motive. DI Stark also battles with his anxiety; DC Charlie Carter battles his haemorrhoids and DPW Steph Dawson battles with her Sergeants advances.
An up and coming solicitor lies on a mortuary slab. He is a hard-working family man who appears to have everything. Who could possibly want to kill him? The ruthless and savage killer, who knows precisely why; remains at large.
‘The newest instalment in the Inspector Stark novels features a chilling Christmas mystery, as Keith Wright delivers another thrilling instalment in this incredible series. Wright isn’t afraid to delve into the gritty details of sordid crimes such as this, much like the others in the series, has many enticing details that will engage and thrill crime fiction fans. For those who love reading creepy, dark novels full of suspense, this is the book for you this winter’. Hannah Stevenson – Dorset Book Detective. 2019
The man sitting at the wheel of the car was 100 yards from his moment of destiny. He was oblivious to it, of course. Murderers don’t necessarily realise they are killers until a few seconds before it happens. Murderers are sometimes just like you and me. He would never have dreamed that such a thing might happen. Ridiculous. If anyone had told him that today was the day he would turn into a killer, he would have looked at them quizzically; questioning their sanity; instead of questioning his own.
The murder investigation into the death of a young girl at Nottingham’s Goose Fair throws up several suspects, close to home and further away. The stream of inquiries spirals into a climax, and suddenly another young life hangs in the balance.
Paul Masters, a family man, awakes to find his wife and daughter murdered. But how? It seems impossible. He is arrested for the crime. As he suffers a breakdown, Paul admits to the killing, but DI Stark and his team have serious doubts. When another horrific rape and murder takes place, these doubts seem well-founded, and the race is on to catch the maniac who will stop at nothing to feed his depravity. In his fifth crime thriller, critically acclaimed author, Keith Wright, once again regales the stark reality of murder, derived from his hands-on experience as a CID detective sergeant working in an inner-city area. All Keith’s books are set in Nottingham in the 1980s – a time before political correctness and mobile phones. It was a different world.
*RWISA AUTHOR, MAURA BETH BRENNAN:
When you have everything you always wanted, you have everything to lose. After years of struggling to overcome her tragic childhood, Hattie has the life of her dreams—a husband, a baby daughter, a beautiful home, and more money than she ever dreamed possible. But lately, a feeling nags at her, a sense of something not-quite-right. Is this just her imagination? Hattie’s family, and her best friend, Celine, keep telling her that it is. Meanwhile, Frank, Hattie’s ex-husband, has not fared so well himself. He wants everything, but feels he ended up with nothing. A thought has taken hold in his mind—something that could involve Hattie. How can he make her good fortune pay off for himself? (More on Amazon)
*AUTHOR, PATRICIA A. GUTHRIE:
*AUTHOR, RANDY OVERBECK:
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Wilshire, Maryland, a quaint shore town on the Chesapeake, promises Darrell Henshaw a new start in life and a second chance at love. That is, until he learns the town hides an ugly secret. A thirty-year-old murder in the high school. And a frightening ghost stalking his new office. Burned by an earlier encounter with the spirit world, Darrell doesn’t want to get involved, but when the desperate ghost hounds him, he concedes. Assisted by his new love, he follows a trail that leads to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even the Klu Klux Klan. Then, when two locals who try to help are murdered, Darrell is forced to decide if he’s willing to risk his life—and the life of the woman he loves—to expose the killers of a young man he never knew.
No matter how far you run, you can never really escape a haunted past.
Darrell Henshaw—teacher, coach, and paranormal sensitive—learned this lesson the hard way. Now, with his job gone and few options, he heads for Cape May to coach a summer football camp. The resort town, with gorgeous beaches, rich history and famous Victorian mansions, might just be the getaway he needs. Only, no one told him Cape May is the most haunted seaport on the East Coast.
When a resident ghost, the Haunted Bride, stalks Darrell, begging for his help, he can’t refuse, and joins forces with Cassie, another sensitive. As Darrell and the street-wise teen investigate the bride’s death, they uncover something far more sinister than a murder. Can Darrell and Cassie expose those behind the crimes before they end up becoming the next victims?
What would you do if you were a normal high school teacher and a terrorist cell invaded your building, holding you and hundreds of students and teachers hostage? Dee Sterber, high school teacher faced this challenge and had only seconds to decide what to do.
On a quiet day in late October, only hours before the scheduled execution of Assad Akadi, condemned terrorist, in the nearby maximum security prison, a small terrorist cell takes her high school hostage in a daring attempt to free him. To demonstrate their commitment, they execute two teachers including Dee Dee’s best friend, Christie Ferguson.
Dee Dee is stunned, but furious. She decides she must do something.
But she’s not alone. A student mentor, Jerod Thomas, former navy seal, is volunteering in her classroom during the attack. Working together, Dee Dee and Jerod develop a plan to confront the terrorists, one by one, in the darkened corridors of the high school.
But, even with Jerod’s unique skillset, can they get to the intruders and save the hostages before the terrorists blow up the school?
*AUTHOR, TONYA PENROSE:
Gifted sleuth Page Wright’s inner world is anything but ordinary, yet her outer world craves a revamp from her mountain bookshop’s continuing demands. A summer escape to her beloved cottage on Shell Isle with cousin Betsy Ross always promised fun and relaxation…until this latest holiday. Two constants exist that Page can’t escape: Betsy’s spicy culinary fiascos she’s obliged to chase with endless antacids, and the special guidance she receives from ‘inklings’ when her sleuthing gifts are needed.
While the ever-curious Page and Betsy savor lunch at the Bistro, the sleuth observes a cryptic exchange between her la-di-da neighbor, Catherine Lange, and a seedy-looking guy sitting a few feet away. Their words travel across the café’s table on a paper napkin. However, it’s the pistol passed under the table that awakens Page’s first inkling that unknown forces are conspiring to muck-up her and Betsy’s carefree sojourn.
The cousins witness subsequent sightings of Catherine, dripping in her canary diamond jewelry and making ominous threats to five people in her inner circle. On alert now that trouble lurks, Page must entice an always reluctant Betsy to help when the nudge comes to act, knowing time is pressing.
OUR TWO MAGNETS FOR MAYHEM ARE AT IT AGAIN! Shell Isle’s celebration of July 4th began with the wrong kind of boom. While cousin sleuths Page Wright and Betsy Ross await the cannon firing at Shell Isle’s July 4th celebration, Page gets one of her inklings. A murder is imminent, which lands her and Betsy in the middle of another escapade. This time it’s charter Captain Jake who managed to anger five dodgy suspects, all possessing enough motive to take him out. Ignoring the threats of too handsome Detective Tanner not to meddle in the case, the determined sleuths chart a course to solving the murder, only to stumble upon more than they imagined. Along with a twisty plot adventure, this fun romp offers plenty of hi-jinks, culinary debacles served by Betsy, and dashes of romance between Page and Tanner.