Passing Through
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense , Reviews / January 16, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Rick and Donna Welk are a young married couple who are looking to start life anew after suffering a tragedy. That restart they are after soon comes in the form of a cabin resort up for sale near the Appalachian Trail ─ a chance to turn a love of nature and hiking into a career, a chance to meet all sorts of interesting people from around the country and the world, and a chance to leave their old, painful life behind. Specifically, Thompson Trails, Virginia, is a lovely little-town out in the foothills that make up one of the bookends of the Appalachian Trail, a quaint country burg full of friendly faces, fine food, and scenery that seemed to fall straight off a postcard on every street corner. Rick and Donna love Thompson Trails, and Thompson Trails loves them back, immediately taking a shine to the sweet couple that took over the old cabin resort on the edge of town. The Welks are welcomed not only by the townsfolk but the lodgers as well, with regular renters loving the energy the young marrieds brought to the place and the town as a whole. Then came the blizzard.…

Villains Always Make Mistakes
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense , Reviews / December 23, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Aaron Recess is a glazier for Cape Verdean Glass. Until his co-worker introduces him to cocaine, weed is the only drug that Aaron does. He snorts the cocaine in his frontroom while being watched by Danielle, a firebrand woman with frightening normalcy despite her otherworldly evilness. As a result of his descent into the proverbial silent aquamarine depths of a watery world, Aaron’s nose undergoes a transformation that a lowlife makes after he supplied the fatal drug dose to a woman Aaron has never met. Detailed with a lipsticked harridan, biracial litterbug, hopped-up teetotaler, German spelunker, and more, Villains Always Make Mistakes shadows Aaron in real time during his trailblazing misadventure to find out why Danielle is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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