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by Tobias MaxwellA fluke meeting in Paris brings the past into focus for two very different strangers. Gary Silverman, whose encounter with Rafael Jerome in 1949 led to a lifelong sense of loss, and Jeremy Jerome, clueless about his father’s misadventure in flashy Hollywood, circa ’49, who must deal with the consequences once Gary discloses misalliances. Always the dutiful son, Jeremy is determined to unearth his father’s true legacy. He follows his intuition that takes him to Ottawa then Calgary to find dec... more
by Susan Specht OramHer grief threatened to swallow her whole. When a seed of betrayal plants a devastating truth, will blood prove thicker than vengeance? Jacklyn Stone is struggling to stay strong. Left bewildered by her husband’s death, the devastated widow feels her usually competent management over her garden shop sliding into chaos. So when her son and daughter suggest a brief vacation to help speed up her healing, she heads to the remote retreat… only to realize she can’t check out. With her skin crawl... more
by Bruce BortzThis gripping novel full of action and suspense introduces us to Captain Jake Rogers, a hardened smuggler transporting contraband through the U-boat infested waters of the North Atlantic in the beginning phases of World War II. Rumored to have killed someone in America before beginning his career at sea, he takes on cargo few other captains would be willing to carry—if the price is right. But after witnessing the oppression of Jews in Amsterdam, Rogers agrees to take on the most dangerous ca... more
by Lisa Phillips
Private Investigator Kenna Banbury lost everything two years ago at the hands of a serial killer. From the ashes of that encounter, she’s built a life she believes in, searching for the lost and forgotten all over the western US. Bringing her own brand of justice. When a series of murders drags her into an FBI investigation, Kenna finds herself back in the place where it all went wrong. Struggling to make sense of the case, Kenna’s past and present collide in a deadly plot that ri... more
by Zoe J. StarkIn the picture-perfect Cotswolds, the not-so-perfect Saint family all have enemies, but which one of them burned down their house? Scarlett’s Dad abandoned her Mum, and they went through a long custody battle. His girlfriend, Kirsten, accused a local politician of sexual harassment. Her granny had a lifelong feud with the neighbour from hell. And Scarlett got somebody fired. After receiving death threats, their home goes up in flames, leaving the Saint family homeless. But the official invest... more
by Alex CharnsBefore the second day of a cop car bombing trial, Assistant Public Defender Star Gwiazda and her Lumbee Indian client, Jimmy Ray Oxendine, learn that their bigoted trial judge died when his car exploded that morning. Both laugh in front of a courtroom full of people when the news is announced. Oxendine turns informant and accuses Star of planning the bombing. Star is charged with first-degree murder. Her struggles with bipolar disorder and the fact she was off her medication surface when the... more
by John Bowie
In the spirit of David Lynch's Lost Highway, Derek Raymond's Factory Series and Ted Lewis' Brit-Grit thrillers, John Bowie's Viking is a neo-noir dark and brooding thriller. . . .
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A NEO-NOIR HONEYMOON FROM HELL
He thought he'd given it up to start over. The drinking… and the killing. Ghosts haunt John and Cherry’s honeymoon escape in the jungles of Malaysia and Borneo as the release of nihilist criminals linked to John’s past trig... more
by Wanda McLaughlinThe Heat’s On! An act of kindness to a pregnant teen propels Geri Whittier into the dark world of a notorious Mexican drug lord who's ready to retire in the high desert of Scottsdale, Arizona--if only he could convince Geri to stay away from his daughter. Geri is still reeling from the discovery of her dead husband's gambling and infidelity that left her emotionally shattered and broke. But then she saves Reyna Mendoza from a scary tarantula, meets handsome neighbor, Art Coltrane, and... more
by Keenan PowellWhen a tearful young woman appears at Maureen Gould’s office with a tale of workplace assault, Maureen agrees to fight for her. Surprise evidence? No problem. Witnesses hiding? Maureen will find them. Ironclad agreements? No such thing. But when the defendant, a Hollywood mogul, hires Maureen’s estranged father, long buried secrets pull her back into his dark orbit. Someone is trying to silence her. But Maureen knows that secrecy binds the shamed to the guilty. There is only one way to save ... more
by John BaeA thirty-minute on-camera interview of a researcher connecting the most popular anti-wrinkle cream in the market to autoimmune disease triggers an uncontrollable barrage of mass tort lawsuits against Pearl-Line, Inc., the nation’s premiere cosmetics company. Despite the absence of any credible evidence the cream causes this disease, the convincing accusations of the researcher drives juries throughout the United States to want to punish Pearl-Line. The best of the best products liability defense... more
by Linda WatkinsThe year was 1943. He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, on loan to the British, flying a reconnaissance mission over occupied France. Shot down, he had to make his way back to England with what could prove to be a very important reel of film taped to his chest. Wounded, he was grounded and sent back to the States to the Air Cadet Base in San Antonio, Texas to teach. Plagued by nightmares stemming from his wartime experiences, he was easy pickings for a woman like her … She was his comma... more
by Alistair CarlyleDuring the course of a violent storm a young man mysteriously arrives on the estate of Elisabeth Ainsworth, a young widow living on an island in the English Channel. Romance ensues, but Elisabeth becomes increasingly fearful as she questions his real identity and the powers of his ancient medallion.
by P. Anthony MichaelIf Gail knew Uncle Perkins' stories were true, she wouldn't have taken her friends up that mountain. The plan was simple. Hike, camp, and ride the zipline back down the mountain. But Uncle Perkins' stories are true, and the horrors are real. Now the simple plan is the only plan they have to get off that mountain or disappear, remaining there forever.
by Rick LenzColleagues of Frank Gaines, a half-Apache, Arizona desert town police detective, know him as a courageous man. Gaines doubts that. He suspects he’s afraid of not behaving courageously. He goes into therapy. This creates a new problem: he is falling in love with his therapist, a striking, full-blooded Apache woman, Sunny Kacheenay, granddaughter of a great shaman, who has mystical gifts of her own. A distant maternal relative of Gaines dies by shotgun blast. Against her own best professional i... more
by Brown MohamedThings took a turn for the worst for Mark when his wife, Rachel, passed away. But he's got other matters to deal with. A demonic entity stalks him. And he's just found out he's a healer. Join Mark as he travels down an unfamiliar path, discovering a world filled with lies and deception. But the worst was not being able to make sense of what was real anymore. Between life-changing decisions and troubling questions, a dark conspiracy reveals itself and faces Mark.
by RUBEN ELUSTONDOA wealthy woman is abducted in the parking garage of an upscale mall. The investigation will uncover family secrets that could have triggered the incident. Adultery, shady business practices, a double life, and illegal gambling are part of the labyrinth the investigators will have to go through. A couple of failed escape attempts provide the story with action and suspense and then the end will come after the victim is released by police in a dramatic rescue operation. In the end, the woman's joy... more