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*AUTHOR, APRIL A. TAYLOR:
*AUTHORS, BREAKFIELD AND BURKEY:
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)
Competing for superior global military prowess several countries are leveraging the latest technology improvements in nanotechnology, dynamic programming algorithms, and drones for high-end in-field communications. The race is on to be the winner however, some cyber terrorists, inserting themselves as middleman, are introducing chaos.
Texas university professor, Su Lin, quietly working in her animal husbandry field of study, finds her unconventional communication techniques have put her in the cross-hairs of multiple interested parties. Her applied research of nanotechnology, coupled with hybrid programming methods has garnered some unforeseen attention. (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)
*AUTHOR, CASSIDY SALEM:
*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, GORDON BICKERSTAFF:
*RWISA AUTHOR, GWEN PLANO:
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The Choice: unexpected heroes is the sequel to The Contract: between heaven and earth. In the first book, a catastrophic political event threatens Earth. The heavenly leadership decides to execute extraordinary measures to ensure the survival and long-term viability of the planet. Two volunteer souls return to Earth and take human form as Brad Channing and Sarah O’Brien. They are ultimately successful in preventing the catastrophe, but lose their lives in the process.
The Choice picks up where the first book ends, at an Air Force Base in northern California. The base commander invites Brad’s former Navy SEAL instructor to help him determine who is behind the murder of Brad and Sarah. It is evident that their deaths are part of a bigger plan, and the commander has an urgent need to thwart that plan.
A mystery unfolds which implicates key Washington D.C. officials. A confidential team studies the evidence and pursues leads. Eventually, they uncover a traitorous conspiracy that has as its goal: world domination. The pressing question is who can be trusted and who cannot.
*AUTHOR, JENNIFER HINSMAN:
*RWISA AUTHOR, JOHN HOWELL:
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*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.
*AUTHOR, KAREN BLACK:
*RWISA AUTHOR, LINDA MIMS:
Murder, mayhem and suspense abound in this action packed page-turner set in 2087 Chicago. Our heroine, Dr. Noel Kennedy hears screams inside her head. They are the screams of her young friend, 20-year-old Zarah Fisher. She’s miles away and screaming for her life!
Noel knows the exact moment Zarah takes her last breath because Noel has a secret that not even her husband, handsome mayoral aide, Richard Kennedy, shares.
As the youngest Deputy Chief of Schools of Gang Territory, Noel has perfected her life. She is a solid, middle-class citizen from New Chicago, Incorporated. New Chicago and Gang Territory have become vastly different societies since the early Urban Wars. Now, year 2087 finds New Chicago’s military-trained police determined to enforce laws that keep “gang people” out. (More on Amazon)
*RWISA AUTHOR, MARY ADLER:
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Would you risk your own life to save the life of a stranger? San Francisco, 1944. Someone is trying to kill Sophia Nirenska, a Polish resistance fighter who survived the Warsaw ghetto uprising. She insists political enemies want to silence her, but homicide detective Oliver Wright, on medical leave from the Marines, believes the motive is more personal. He and his German shepherd, Harley, try to protect Sophia, but she insists on doing things her own way–a dangerous decision. When Oliver discovers the dark secret at the heart of the threat to Sophia, a secret with its roots in Poland, he must either enforce the law and betray Sophia or accept a rougher kind of justice.
Shadowed by Death accurately portrays the fears and troubles of the communities of northern California as they bear the burdens of World War II and celebrate the gift of finding family among strangers.
Richmond, California. World War II. Marine Lieutenant Oliver Wright comes home from the war in the Pacific injured and afraid his career as a homicide detective is over, but when black soldiers are suspected of killing an Italian Prisoner of War, the Army asks Oliver to find out the truth.
He and his canine partner Harley join forces with an Italian POW captain and with a black MP embittered by a segregated military. During their investigation, these unlikely allies expose layers of deceit and violence that stretch back to World War I and uncover a common thread that connects the murder to earlier crimes. (More on Amazon)
*AUTHOR, MAURA BETH BRENNAN:
*AUTHOR, PATRICIA A. GUTHRIE:
*AUTHOR, RAYMOND M. HALL:
Sebastian Carmichael is one of the world’s great concert pianists, but he feels a new life awaits him when the strain of performing becomes too much.
A trip to the countryside sees him take on the challenge of a run down property in Lincolnshire, a disused bakery, and he cannot wait to get to grips with renovating the sadly neglected building. However, it seems he is not the only occupant and is forced to come to terms with some unwelcome guests.
The past meets the present as he struggles to make his new found venture a success, particularly when he finds a new love, the mysterious Briony.
Abigail is about to meet herself in the past. In an instant, she is trapped in the sixteen hundreds, forced to cope with life in a totally different time.
She quickly learns that in order to survive, she has to use all her developing womanly wiles. She needs a husband, because in this era, without the protection of a man, women have very few options. Four sisters, from her village and suspected witches, help in her endeavors.
Several romances cross her path, and she takes every advantage they offer to better herself until meeting the love of her life, Jacob.
Will Abigail survive in this torturous era, or will she seek a way to return to the comfortable life she left behind so dramatically?
Harry Bridges is entering the dark world of witchcraft, a journey he might not survive.
He was a detective inspector in the police force until he retired. Now, he considers ending his own purposeless life, there is no need for him to be here anymore.
A chance meeting with an old colleague from the police force, Jack Cooper, sees him re-engaging with his beloved detective days, involving him in a series of baffling murders.
However, all is not as it seems, and he soon becomes embroiled in a centuries-old quest for vengeance by those condemned to die as witches by the infamous Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins. (More on Amazon)
Harry Bridges paranormal Detective series Book 2. The thrilling sequel to “Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live.”
Former Detective Inspector Harry Bridges is now a rather fragile 75 year old.
While leaning on a window at his home he falls through time, landing in the same spot but 330 years earlier. A now much younger Harry has to contend with life in the 17th century; a far cry from his old life as a policeman. He meets characters that hitherto only existed in his nightmares. Matthew Hopkins, the dreaded Witchfinder General, is living in Harry’s home village, about to begin his reign of terror. Harry finds himself on the opposite side of the law and discovers a new side to his character; far removed from his old life as a London Bobby. Will he be able to survive long enough to return to his own time, or perish in war torn Britain?
John Moorcroft is a quiet unassuming young man who wouldn’t hurt a fly, and yet he is in Pentonville prison, waiting to be hanged for the murder of Sally Rowland!
Digby Rolf, the prison chaplain, escorts John to the hangman’s noose and witnesses his fall to oblivion. Digby’s Bible takes on a life of its own, falling open at a passage which Digby knows only too well, convincing him of John’s innocence.
After resigning from the prison, Digby begins his own investigations into John’s case, uncovering a multitude of conspiracies, which takes him through London’s dark underbelly of the 1950s and into dangerous life-threatening situations for which he is ill-equipped but ultimately leading to Sally’s murderer.
He is assisted by Summer, a young lady who arrives to stay at Mrs. Pentley’s boarding house. Digby is so focussed on the case he almost misses the romance which is staring him in the face.
John Moorcroft may have been hanged and his body interred, but he cannot be at peace until the real killer is brought to justice. The Reverend Digby Rolf relies on his faith for guidance and protection, unaware that a guardian angel is always by his side.
The second book in the Digby Rolf Mystery series finds Digby in the role of incumbent Vicar in his home village of Wickham Bumpstead.
The villagers are shaken by a series of unexplained murders, and Digby resumes his role of amateur detective. The victims are for the most part local men, and the police are baffled; there is no apparent motive behind the killings.
Digby travels to France in an effort to connect the murders to the assault of a young woman, Simone Dubois, in the second world war during the Dunkirk evacuation.
He meets Auguste, a mysterious young French girl, and becomes embroiled in a tale of vengeance stretching back over the years since the end of World War II. (More on Amazon)
The third book in the Digby Rolf mystery series finds Digby at a crossroads. He leaves the church to set up a detective agency in London which proves to be a great financial success; although to Digby the endless divorce cases turns into a nightmare of boredom. Through Masonic contacts, he is engaged by Lady Isobel Brewster, the widow of the late Lord Quentin Brewster, to investigate His Lordship’s apparent suicide. If it can be proved to be a case of murder, the estate will benefit from a huge life insurance claim. Digby and his new assistant, Frederica, travel to Bodmin Moor at the request of the widow where they encounter members of the extended family vying for both title and the estate. The mysterious manor house gradually gives up its secrets as one by one, family members succumb to a violent end. Digby encounters the mysterious ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’ a large black panther which, according to local legend, has stalked the moors for many years. For once the good Reverend is at a loss and struggles to solve the many mysteries surrounding High Tor Manor in its remote location.
*RWISA AUTHOR, RHANI D. CHAE:
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A brutal experience transforms an unproven young tough into a ruthless killing machine.
For fifteen years he waited, building his body into an unstoppable weapon so that vengeance would be had through the strength of his will and the power of his hands.
On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city, the enforcer known as the Drill stalks his prey. Judge, Jury, and Executioner; he seeks out those who target the weak, condemning them to the kind of justice that has made him a legend.
*AUTHOR, SAM POLAKOFF:
*RWISA AUTHOR, S. BURKE:
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*AUTHOR, STANLEY STRAUB:
*AUTHOR, STEPHEN B. KING:
*AUTHOR, TED D. BERNER:
*AUTHOR, TED HALSTEAD: