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Mystery/Thriller

  • Off You Go: A Short Story

    by Boo Walker
    In Charleston, South Carolina, Dewey Moses is a vegetable farmer, a bluegrass musician, and a recovering alcoholic. Since getting booted out of his house and his band, he’s trying to get back on top. Now, he’s a year sober, and selling vegetables at the farmer’s market. But what he knows better than growing heirloom tomatoes is how to get down to the bottom of things. What started out as a favor for a friend is proving to be his most lucrative talent: investigative work. When Faye Callahan, ... more
  • Turn or Burn

    by Boo Walker
    Former soldier Harper Knox is done with battle. He's moved home to his farm in eastern Washington, hoping life among the vines will conquer his PTSD. But when an old friend offers Harper a generous payday if he'll join a security detail in Seattle, Harper finds he's too hungry for the cash--and the danger--to say no. The job: protect a scientist at the controversial Singularity Summit, a conference celebrating artificial intelligence. When things go horribly wrong and two people end up dead,... more
  • Lowcountry Punch

    by Boo Walker
    DEA Agent T.A. Reddick's life is in a downward spiral. Brokenhearted and branded a cop killer after a drug bust gone wrong, he's haunted by the guilt of hard choices made in a hail of gunfire and the pain of a fiancée who left him on Christmas Eve. Desperate to start over, he returns home to Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to shake off tragic memories. But when a movie star's death shines a spotlight on Charleston's underground cocaine trade, T.A. must go undercover to find the main supplier ... more
  • Patriot Son

    by Thomas Walters


    It all started with a nuclear-induced EMP. America's three main power grids go permanently offline. Millions of Americans are dead, killed at the hands of a barbaric foreign invader. Most of the remaining Americans are herded into death camps.

    Gone are the defense groups of the Armed Forces. Only a few fragmented groups remain in the depths of the oceans. Without navigational guidance, many of those were annihilated.

    Cash reserves are gone and politicians are h... more

  • The Docent

    by Tom Kenny

     Did a casual comment from a B-girl working at a seedy bar in Boston’s “Combat Zone” inspire the most notorious art theft in the country’s history?   A decade after the looting, the penchant of a superior court judge for old masterpieces brings the infamous Gardner Museum heist and a billion dollar family court brawl onto the same page.

           A pair of the city’s most prominent lawyers takes on the task of defending an acerbic tycoon accused of fleecing his niece and n... more

  • Bad-Mouthed

    by Susan J. Kroupa
    Who knew chasing a rat in the middle of a Christmas pageant could cause so much trouble? Certainly not Doodle, the obedience-impaired labradoodle who works for "the boss,” Josh Hunter of Hunter Bed Bug Detection, nor Molly, the boss's ten-year-old daughter. But then Doodle is the first to admit he doesn't quite get Christmas. Doodle's antics during the pageant draw the attention of a popular video blogger, who asks to do a feature on his sniffer dog skills. But when the blog airs, pretty much... more
  • Let the Bones Talk

    by Joan Minor

    One Saturday morning, Raleigh Holmes and Lennon Johnson hear plaintive wails coming from nearby woods while they're on a fishing trip. Raleigh discounts the sounds; Lennon is worried that a baby is crying. Lennon sneaks off and searches, but instead of finding an abandoned baby he discovers skulls and mounds of bones in a secret, hidden graveyard deep in the woods. Raleigh joins Lennon in his quest to help an innocent; and the teens soon discover there is no baby in the woods -- the heartbrea... more

  • The King Catcher

    by Jesse Byrd
    2016 Award-Winner: Paris & Los Angeles Book Festival King Cather is the story of a refugee King penguin coming to maturity during a South African power struggle.
  • The Missing Target

    by Keith L White
    Ever since his wife disappeared four years ago, private investigator Michael Talent seems to care a lot less about his future, let alone his own personal safety. That attitude is put to the test when the detective takes on a missing person's case centering on David Clayton, a bestselling author with a questionable reputation. The investigation becomes more complicated when Peter Metternick, a formidable espionage agent, delivers a cryptic warning that trouble is on the horizon. Soon after his... more
  • Analogue

    by Jack Rohrer
    Psychedelic drugs being used to treat anxiety and depression? Yes, at a select Nevada hospice where legally-sanctioned LSD is employed as a compassionate treatment for terminally-ill patients. But when a variant (or analogue) of standard LSD is introduced at the facility, unexpected consequences emerge. Plot threads interweave between the hospice and the university that furnishes the drug and between two patients with inoperable brain tumors: Garrett Wayley, a chemistry grad student, and Nic... more
  • What Lies Within

    by James Morris

    "You're going to die"

    Shelley Marano is an ordinary, unexceptional high school senior...until the day she receives a cryptic text message, and her world tilts sideways. Now she's in real danger, although she doesn't know who would want her dead, or why. As she starts to unravel the mystery, the truth about who she really is proves to be more frightening than she ever imagined. With the lives of her and her friends hanging in t... more

  • God of the Internet

    by Lynn Lipinski
    When a hacker known as G0d_of_Internet hijacks millions of computers to do the bidding of an Islamic jihadist group, their first act is to disrupt the water treatment systems in Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles. Next, the power grids go down. Is this the start of a digital world war? The only thing standing between the terrorists and their goal to weaponize the internet is a small band of white hat hackers, including cybersecurity guru Mahaz Al-Dossari and his wife Juliana. The search is on ... more
  • When the Dead Turn

    by C. C. Nugent
    Former soldier Bo Bellam is called out to a small east Texas church to help an old friend. What he discovers there is unimaginable: his friend is dead, and the corpse is in a strange and grotesque condition. When the dead body inexplicably walks itself out of a funeral home and disappears, Bo knows he must act quickly. He enlists the help of his friend, Dave Black, and together they embark on a hunt to find the corpse. Along the way, the duo reluctantly joins forces with strangers a... more
  • Captive Threat

    by Joseph D'Antoni
    IN A DENSE THAILAND JUNGLE AN AMERICAN TRAITOR AWAITS HIS UNCERTAIN FATE Afternoon rays of amber sunlight penetrate the dark green Thailand jungle. Wade Hanna glasses over the flat roof of the ancient monastery. Three machine-gun emplacements lay idle in disturbing silence. Surveillance reports give no hint of where within the labyrinth of monastery inner-chambers the captive hostage is being held. It will be days before help arrives. The black-ops mission is priority one. An American t... more
  • Deadly Conviction

    by Peter McPhie

    A young boy sees his father taken by gunmen from his home, never to be seen again. Twenty years later he is an FBI agent, married with a young son, and the terrible past has finally lost its grip. Until one day it all comes back. In a chilling revelation, he learns what happened all those years ago. But the circumstances are so extraordinary, he is compelled to work alone against the organization that killed his father. 

  • A THOUSAND ENEMIES

    by M. A. Richards
    A THOUSAND ENEMIES: GREED, BETRAYAL, AND VENGEANCE A Central Intelligence Agency spymaster blackmails a former deep cover operative into assassinating the future Secretary of State. A Mossad killer hunts a Palestinian suicide bomber bent on detonating a dirty bomb in New York’s Grand Central Terminal. An Iranian scientist creates miniaturized nuclear devices to destroy the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy sites of Jerusalem. A THOUSAND ENEMIES: The Second Nathan Monsarrat Thrill... more

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