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,…

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…

Glimpse of Death: A Riveting Serial Killer Thriller
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense / April 23, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Her beautiful face, serene and immobile, resting on her folded arm. Her long, luscious hair, undulating gently in the evening breeze. Her eyes half-closed, a hint of a smile on her pale lips, as if to welcome an unseen lover. When the body of a young woman is found in her own backyard, a week after her disappearance, evidence leads investigators to a chilling conclusion. She is not the first victim of a serial killer no one knew existed. She most definitely is not the last. FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett joins the local detectives assigned to the case and searches for answers in the intriguing investigation that offers a plethora of forensic evidence, yet no viable leads. When another body is found, the search intensifies, and details about the killer’s unusual signature emerge. He likes to stalk his victims before abducting them. He likes to show them a flash of what’s coming, a foreboding warning of their grim future. At first, she caught a glimpse of a man, standing in the shadows, watching her. She thought she saw his eyes, and the sight of them chilled her to the bone. She saw his hands, and they were…

The Good Dictator I: The Birth of an Empire
Science Fiction / April 19, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Debut Novel Synopsis An unidentified object parked on the moon – and no one seems to know where it came from. Gustavo, a middle-aged computer programmer with a comfortable and grey life, decides to make a list of what he would need to survive a hypothetical attack. He becomes obsessed with the list, spends a fortune, robs a drugstore: his own family thinks he is going insane. However, after the attack, it’s the insane who are well prepared for a new era in society. First book of a trilogy. Excerpt: – Have you been watching me, Gustavo? – He said slowly in a low tone. – This village is too small, everybody knows everything, Ramiro. – Has power driven you crazy, Gustavo? – I don’t do this for the power, Ramiro, I do this for our children, so that the future generation doesn’t have to live in an unequal, corrupt and unprincipled society. I don’t want to be in power forever, I’m in favor of creating a law that one will only be able to be in public positions no more than eight years; after which, no privileges or special treatment are reward so that they have to…

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