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…

Martina: Berlin to Baghdad. Refugee to Spook
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense / September 28, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION   Background: Europe is an intolerant, deeply religious, dogmatic, hostile backwater which never recovered after WW2. In the 1970’s, the ‘modern EU equivalent’ is the Middle East Arab Country(aka MEAC), which is liberal, secular, prosperous, peaceful, and run by a committee of women in Baghdad. In contrast to Germany, MEAC and Israel are allies and friends. Martina, a young female German ex-soldier (with sharpshooter and martial arts skills), leaves Germany for a new life in the Middle East. Along the way, she plans to avenge her rape by three other ex-soldiers. Early in her journey, she rescues three trafficked women (Helena, Hilda & Rosa) and a young slave boy (Yusuf) in Egypt. After narrowly avoiding death by sea pirates, they land in MEAC just as terrorism grips the country. Germans terrorists kidnapped Israeli athletes at the Baghdad Olympic Games. Martina is first arrested but later recruited into the Intelligence services (MIS) to bring some much-needed German insight. In her first MIS mission, she disrupts a German cell finding a link to an African diamond mine funding terrorist operations. She goes undercover in Africa, exposing an out-of-control militia security and an appalling maiming policy, of which she narrowly escapes…

I Am Not a Traitor
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense / August 2, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE! A mysterious time travel conspiracy is about to unfold Angela Mercy, a highly trained elite bodyguard, tragically fails her chief assignment: protecting the life of the country’s leading quantum physicist. Her life is about to change, as someone else is taking over her future. A fast-paced action thriller that will grab you and not let you go. In Japan’s infamous Devil’s Triangle, a small fishing boat disappeared in a swarm of crimson fireflies. A leading quantum physicist is assassinated before his keynote speech. While in pursuit after his killers, his highly trained bodyguard, Angela, is caught in a cloud of turquoise fireflies and vanishes. A tyrannical ruler will go out on a merciless quest for immortality, and will use any measures necessary to guarantee his success. Even if it means altering the course of history. Past, present and future collide in a journey through time, mystery and suspense. Lyle Howard’s newest It’s About Time is an exhilarating read filled with unexpected twists and turns, that will take you on a rocket ride through history to reveal a suspenseful conspiracy. Suspense, Romance and Mystery in a time travel thriller you will not forget. REVIEW  This thriller…

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…

A Blue Eyed Asset

BOOK DESCRIPTION What if you had to choose between saving your son or protecting your daughter? Beguiling Iranian secret agent, Nahid, is forced to plant a bomb at Israel’s nuclear plant. Just before the point of no return, she then finds out that it will kill her son if it is goes off. But if she stops the detonation, her daughter will be tortured and executed in Iran. Left with no choice, she plans the attack using her ample sex appeal and intimate knowledge of explosives. Harrowing tension and a race against the clock in this chilling page-turner Will Nahid manage to overcome the demons from her past, or will she succumb to the agonizing forces that are pressuring her? Guy Niava is the dashing Israeli Mossad agent who has been tasked with blocking the security breach at the Israeli nuclear plant and terminate its source. Can she outsmart him in this electrifying race against time? An ironic twist in the secret world of espionage Nahid’s bold solution for saving her family takes us completely by surprise. She decides to join forces with Guy Niava, the very Israeli agent who is pursuing her! Can they work together in the shadowy…

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