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,…

No Medals Today
Biographies & Memoirs / May 17, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Save your county, s’il-vous-plait Yiftach Cohen is a junior diplomat at the Israeli Embassy in Paris. He spends his days dealing with mundane problems and juggling his boring job, his ordinary family life, and his French lover, Chantal. Until one day, everything changes. In October 1973, with the break of the Yom Kippur war, Yiftach suddenly becomes a central figure in an international network of smuggling and fraud. He’s responsible to provide the Israeli Defense Force with the means to survive and win the war. Now, a chain of dark trafficking relies on his abilities to make the French authorities look the other way. Behind the scenes of Israel’s untold diplomatic actions Wild circumstances transform the rigid and cautious Yiftach into a winner-takes–all hero who’ll do anything for the sake of his homeland and his people. He’ll even kill. A heart-racing thriller based on a true story The State of Israel gives no medals. But it provides Yiftach with a rare opportunity to rediscover himself, and the chance to take control of his life, his loves and his choices. REVIEW An enlivening and refreshing view point on the Yom Kippur War, May 16, 2017 Whatever flaws we might…

Death by Diploma (Chalkboard Outlines Book 1)

BOOK DESCRIPTION Emma Lovett leaves her philandering husband and crosses the country to begin her teaching career at a high school in Pinewood, Colorado.There, she meets Leslie Parker, a fellow teacher given to quoting Shakespeare to fit all situations, and the two become fast friends. Arriving at work early one morning, Emma discovers the body of the school custodian, a man who reminds her of her late father. When the police struggle to find the killer, the ladies decide to help solve the murder. Their efforts lead them to a myriad of suspects: the schizophrenic librarian, the crude football coach, the mysterious social studies teacher, and even Emma’s new love interest. As Emma Lovett discovers the perils of teaching high school, she and Leslie learn more than they ever wanted to know about the reasons people kill. REVIEW A well crafted fun mystery thriller, By Piaras June 21, 2016 Death by Diploma is a well crafted fun mystery thriller. And I would imagine that fans of this genre will love having a nibble on this one! This is my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed. The story had every element a good story…

The Kingdom – Part One: The Runaway

BOOK DESCRIPTION Encounter King David – a man of many secrets who wishes to reveal all… David’s official history already appears in the Bible, but he wishes the “true story” of his life to be known. The Kingdom portrays King David as a real flesh and blood man: ambitious renegade and strategist, boundless lover, tormented father, politician, poet, and despot. Power, passion, love, and adventure in a remarkable rendering of the biblical story It’s the 11th century BC, and David struggles to establish a Hebrew empire in what had been the Canaanite lands. Gods, men, kings, women, and heroes are thrown into a whirlpool of passion, adventure, and the struggle for power. Search your soul through this biting satire on contemporary reality Not only a historical novel, The Kingdom is also a satire on contemporary reality with a critical view of the Jewish national story. It offers a stinging inditement of modern Israeli politics. REVIEW If you’re looking for steak, there’s plenty to “chew on” here! By Piaras 3 April 2017 Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader’s pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together:…

Blood on the Ground

BOOK DESCRIPTION Murder and a dangerous love affair across the Israel-Palestine divide Israel Police investigator Dov Chizzik, a decorated war hero and ‘Super Cop’, is promoted to head TPI – Techno Pornography Investigations – fighting Internet porn. Caught in a honey trap set by the anonymous Porn King, his career and marriage are destroyed. Down and out, living in his car, Dov is offered a solo political investigation that will open unexpected doors and introduce him to a new and dangerous love affair. A romantic thriller based on real events Dov is offered a way back to the police if he lends his name to a false report about the deaths that took place during the October 2000. At the crime scene, he falls for Lana, a bright Palestinian student who faces the threat of honor-killing by her family because of their love affair. She has witnessed murders he is asked to cover-up. Will he risk his career for his truth? The unknown truths about the place we think we know From a small Palestinian village in the Galilee to the Criminal Court in The Hague, through a rape investigation at a university and another dark offer by the Justice…

Dead on the Water: Abandon Ship (Zombie Cruise)

BOOK DESCRIPTION The rat twitched violently before collapsing. Its breathing stopped completely. Yes, Bruce thought, it is dead once again. He shook his head in both fear and disgust. Now the first rat was in the corner gnawing away at the newest piece of meat it had acquired, but Bruce continued to pay attention to the dead rat. He stood by the main cage with his hand over his mouth. It was the cage holding the first two rats that were injected with the new, tweaked substance. After less than thirty seconds the “dead” rat’s rear leg began twitching incessantly, and soon it lifted its head and glared at its opponent, its milky white eyes reflecting Satan himself. It got on all fours, drew back, and flew at its cage-mate with a ferocity that Bruce had never seen. The tables had violently turned. REVIEW A Well Crafted Sci-Fi Novel, September 16, 2016 Dead on the Water: Abandon Ship is a well crafted Sci-Fi Fantasy Horror. And I would imagine that fans of this genre will love sinking their teeth into this one! I have read this author several times before and must say I’m always very impressed. The story had every…

Hugo Duchamp Investigates: Un Homme Qui Attend

BOOK DESCRIPTION Hugo Duchamp, a Frenchman living and working as a policeman in London is about to have his world turned upside down. Called upon to return to his native country where he has not been for over a decade, Hugo finds himself embroiled in the murder of a child and a town ripe with corruption, warned not to investigate the first murder he soon has no choice when a second child is murdered. The first in a new series of exciting adventures with a very modern and different hero. REVIEW A compelling story that’s well worth a read, November 14, 2016 Hugo Duchamp Investigates: Un Homme Qui Attend, crafts a French policeman who has been working abroad in London as an investigator for over a decade. However, when he’s called back home to investigate the death of a child, the event proliferates with town politics and special interests. The result is a compelling story, and this is part of what makes this such an impressive read. As the layers of long-held town secrets begin to get peeled back and the possibility of more children in danger, Hugo edges increasingly closer to a truth that begins to engorge and destroy…

In Dulce, Disturbed: A Mystery Novella (Cinnamon/Burro New Mexico Mysteries Book 1)

BOOK DESCRIPTION A short New Mexico mystery. First in a series. Beaten to death by his teacher, a young native boy is found by the side of the road in Dulce, New Mexico. Cinnamon, an investigator, joins her pal Burro to face down the school and the teachers and solve the first crime in this mystery series. Cinnamon also collects the first clues to the lost Momma, who abandoned her in childhood. REVIEW A Well Crafted Murder Mystery, By Piaras January 4, 2017 In Dulce, Disturbed is Mexico’s own True Detective…Three-dimensional characters, a moody rural-noir vibe, and a compulsively readable story makes this a triumph of a crime novel! This is the first story in the Cinnamon/Burro mysteries set in New Mexico and we are introduced to the main characters Cinnamon and Burro, two investigators with the state of New Mexico. The characters are finely drawn with a narrative that beguiles and surprises. For me, the writing style was both poetic and nostalgic making for a novel as dark and brooding as its rural Mexican setting. This work is an exceptional detective story and well worth a read. Fans of this genre will not be disappointed. Author Tower Lowe weaves…

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