The New Europeans (John Mordred Book 5)
Fiction , Mystery, Thriller & Suspense , Reviews / December 12, 2017

    BOOK DESCRIPTION   A JOHN MORDRED NOVEL “John Mordred comes alive on the page and is a character readers will not soon forget!” – The Booklife Review, October 2017. Set (and written) in the run-up to the 2016 UK referendum on EU membership, The New Europeans deals with the shifting global power-balance in the second decade of the 21st century. The liberal consensus in Europe is breaking down and no one knows exactly what will replace it. As always, there are those with an eye to the main chance. In the course of investigating the disappearance of a prominent Eurosceptic MP, MI7 agent John Mordred finds himself under hostile scrutiny from obscure figures within his own organization. It quickly turns out that his investigation and theirs may not be entirely independent of each other. Behind all the intrigues, arguments and accusations, much greater, darker forces are coming into play. Forces whose existence hardly anyone suspects. … Yet. And the stakes are high enough to make even MI7’s best agent dispensable.     REVIEW   Thoroughly enjoyed this well-crafted spy thriller! By Piaras on 12 December 2017 for Emerald Book Reviews Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we…

The Mastermind (The Outmate Trilogy Book 2)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense , Reviews , Romance / November 30, 2017

  THIS IS A SEQUEL TO THE OUTMATE. THE THIRD AND FINAL BOOK OF THE TRILOGY THE SEA WOLF WILL BE RELEASED LATE 2018   BOOK DESCRIPTION Who is The Mastermind? The Daughter of a con-man and the woman of a dangerous, escaped convict, Chrissie Laursen is paying the price for her devotion to Nick Jessup in a Pennsylvania prison. Heartbroken at her lover’s murder and enduring the hardships of incarceration, Chrissie is shocked to find Nick back from the supposed dead and on a warpath to free her. But can her love withstand the whirlwind of the nefarious cartel empire Nick has built in Mexico; plush, violent, and steeped in sexual submission? This new world pulls her ever deeper into Nick’s deadly psychosis as he challenges her to step up and lead at his side. Further confusing her are the temptations of other powerful men who will do anything to have her for themselves. However it is the revelation of a horrible, long kept plot— a betrayal in Nick’s past— that finally drives her away. Or does it? For as far as Chrissie runs, Nick has no intention of letting her go. Darkly disturbing and deeply erotic, this sequel…

DEATH BY REVENGE: DI Helen Cooke Investigates. Book 2
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense , Reviews / November 23, 2017

    BOOK DESCRIPTION   The lives of people in a sleepy English market town are brought into shocked disarray at the unearthing of a decomposing body found in a nearby cave. DI Helen Cooke who is investigating the recent disappearance of three local women begins to piece together connections once the identity of the corpse is realized. But what is that connection? One man stands out in DI Cooke’s mind as the murderer, but without any evidence against him, she is unable to make an arrest. When his own wife goes missing, Cooke and the team seize the opportunity to investigate further as they strive to find her. But where is she, and is she still alive? When her Senior Officer starts demanding results, Cooke must find the killer before they strike again. Something is not quite right, and with no more clues or clear motive, Cooke begins to doubt her ability to catch the murderer as the body count begins to rise. In this second book of the DI Helen Investigates series, RC Welsby writes an enthralling murder mystery that will have the reader on the edge of their seat until the very the end. Working through petty…

KILLING CORTEZ
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense , Reviews / November 16, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION SHE’S IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. Carmen is the girlfriend to Mexican Mafia thug, J.C. Ronald Reagan is President with the War on Drugs in full swing. Carmen has just crossed the border from Mexico and is craving romance on the beach with dangerous Juan Carlos. Instead, she is left stranded in the desert with a carload of cartel cocaine. With physical charms disguised by cunning, Carmen ignites a love triangle between federal prosecutor Jo Gemma and her cartel boyfriend to duck life in federal prison or murder by sicario. She swallows her fear to follow Jo into punk rock clubs, oceans filled with surfing lesbians and most scary of all -the federal courthouse- in pursuit of justice and desire. Crime is on the line. A dark, disturbing story of love and murder by Mexican Organized Crime that is both timely and provocative.   REVIEW BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON. RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2017.    AVAILABLE @ AMAZON     GOODREADS     AMAZON UK      ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born and raised Southern California, A.L. DeNova spent a childhood rambling through thorny cactus patches and riding horses. Nothing much has changed. For…

UNHOLY REVENGE: DI Helen Cooke Investigates (DI Helen Cooke Investigates Book 1)

  BOOK DESCRIPTION UNHOLY REVENGE is a fast-paced, gripping story of uncontrolled revenge. Revenge that has festered for years in the mind of the killer, but what is the catalyst that sets the murders in motion? Dark family secrets are revealed as members of the same family are targeted and killed without mercy. DI Helen Cooke and her team are called in to investigate the death of a woman found on the banks of the River Weaver. Can she solve the death before her own demons come hurtling back from the past in the shape of DCI Toby Attwell? Her nemesis and ex-lover. Is she up to the challenge, or will Attwell use his position to end her career? With no clues or motive, Helen finds herself investigating another body found tortured and burnt at the scene of a fire following an arson attack. Are the two deaths connected? The team is baffled and under pressure to solve the case when Helen learns of an unsolved murder in Durham, and she believes it is connected to the investigations, somehow. As she delves further into the mysterious murders, she comes to the horrifying conclusion a serial killer is on the loose,…

Three Paperclips & a Grey Scarf (An Evan Davis Tale)

BOOK DESCRIPTION Evan Davis is a writer, or at least he would be if he could finish his first book. Because the book has languished unfinished, Davis finds himself presented with an ultimatum by his agent: Take a three-month assignment as a press embed in Afghanistan or risk losing his book contract. Since the job does have a salary attached he takes it, but before departing, a friend hands Davis a hastily gathered good luck charm: three paperclips. Over the months in country, he gets to know the men of a small team of US soldiers that he is deployed with and rediscovers his muse writing about their experiences in Southwest Asia for a truth hungry American public. Davis also finds a use for each of his talismans, as they save his life and those of the men he comes to regard as his team; the soldiers who promised each other that they would all make it home in one piece. REVIEW War is hell, for sure, but war can make for irrefutably brilliant book writing and movie-making. If you’re a fan of action, adventure, war stories, mystery, thriller and suspense…this one has it all! Author Sheldon Charles weaves a…

Dead Man’s Hand (A Calvin Watters Mystery Book 1)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense , Reviews / October 20, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION What happens when the deck is stacked against you… From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy. …and the cards don’t fall your way? When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years. What if you’re dealt a Dead Man’s Hand? Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them. Editorial Reviews: “Luke Murphy’s Dead Man’s Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn’t read like one, but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice.” —Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Flower “It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new voice to the ranks…

From Within the Firebird’s Nest (An Evan Davis Tale)

BOOK DESCRIPTION Most people think the Cold War ended when the Soviet Union collapsed. Though the USSR may have been beaten, their war infrastructure and resentment didn’t simply go away. What if there were still secret weapons systems in place and angry old men eager to set them off? In From within the Firebird’s Nest, former KGB official Sergei Kirill Mikhailov revives a secret biological weapon: the Crimson Firebird. His aim is to strike a devastating blow to the United States while pinning the blame on an impressionable young Arab man, thus initiating a global crisis. Meanwhile, one of Sergei’s former colleagues is scrambling to stop the weapon from being deployed and recruits an unlikely team that includes his son (now a banker in Oklahoma), a former Stasi agent, and an American writer named Evan. Together they must shed light on foes hiding in the dark and save the world from unthinkable destruction. Crypto codes, numbers stations, and sleeper agents all factor into this ultra-high-stakes story of international intrigue. The Cold War gets a little warmer with each page, and all the animosity from the past builds and finally bursts in a shocking conclusion. REVIEW A compelling and gripping read…

The Weight of Shadows (Shadow Series Book 1)

BOOK DESCRIPTION “If you want a book with action, adventure, crime and thrills, that is well written and executed, then this is the book for you.” YVONNE – ME AND MY BOOKS “With plenty of twists and turns we follow two investigations which are linked together. Keeping the reader guessing until the end with one brilliant climax.” SHELL BAKER – CHELLE’S BOOK REVIEWS “An intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence” PIARAS O CIONNAOITH “The ending is absolutely spine-tingling!” & “a story that is intense and heart-pounding!” ELAINE EMMERICK – HYBRID NATION “Every chapter ended with a cliffhanger” & “irresistible book, impossible to put down.” BOOKGIRL SULAGNA “The level of suspense is incredibly well written in a way that held my attention and overall it left me with just one feeling of ‘wow’” ANN M PRATLEY A gripping crime thriller mystery with twists from the beginning to end. When you have spent your life in the shadows, what would you do at the dying of the light? Three years ago the best murder detective in London is blamed for the death of his colleague and kicked out…

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