Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Political Books

The Deadly Sound of Silence (Special Operations Book 1)

If this book had what is traditionally known as a book blurb on the rear cover, it would state the following.

After living with the sound of her own silence for the last seven years, Charlie Daltry believed that she has done enough to secure her own freedom. Nevertheless, every night for the last three months, she has gone to bed with the nightlight casting its illuminating rays towards the open door, and the top drawer of the mahogany bedside cabinet half-open so that undetected, she could reach inside and lift out the hand-gun she kept in there, which she was force to do at 2:52 on the 22nd June and yet....

By the the time Charlie realised that there was more than one intruder inside the house, it was too late to outmanoeuvre the arm which came from over her right shoulder, before a hand covered her mouth and then, from his concealed position in the bathroom, Tony Shaw steeped in front of her. "It's a small world Mrs Daltry," he announced as he lifted the gun out of her hand. "And day by day--hour by hour--yours has been getting smaller and smaller..."

The Raft (The Barefoot Detective Book 1)

Anything goes aboard the Raft.

The ramshackled, mosquito fleet has no law or authority. The Raft's ships clog the waterways of the Puget Sound, exploiting a loophole in the tax code to thumb their noses at the Government.

But even aboard the Raft, the murder of a young girl cannot go unpunished. It must fall on someone's shoulders to find justice, and that someone, it seems, is Maggie.

Maggie Straight is a Magistrate, a judge for hire, a private policewoman and nanny to the ragtag band of criminals, hippies and burnouts that populate the Raft. She's the only authority the Raft respects. But when Maggie's phone rings one rainy, Northwest morning, it's no Rafter on the other end of the line, but the voice of her ex-girlfriend, Rachael.

In a whirlwind, Maggie finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation, juggling her long-suppressed feelings for Rachael, while attempting to thwart the mainland police's hopes of using the girl's murder as an excuse to expand their authority over the Raft.

When a conservative Senator, with plans to pass a Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage, is implicated in the young girl's death, the situation escalates rapidly towards an all-out shooting war.

Maggie must hurry to find the girl's killer, defuse the standoff with the authorities and make peace with how an old love affair ended, all before the Raft destroys itself a hopeless bid for independence.

The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia

Everything you need to know about Vince Flynn's #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series!

Hailed as "the king of high-concept political intrigue" (Dan Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code), Vince Flynn's covert agent Mitch Rapp took the world by storm in his bestselling series, fighting terrorism and treason both at home and abroad, and captivating the minds of readers all across the world. This comprehensive compilation of characters is the ultimate guidebook to the thrilling and dangerous world of Mitch Rapp. Featuring summaries, memorable quotes, and other fascinating trivia, The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia will tell you everything you need to know about all the characters you love, and the ones you love to hate.

Four Seats: Martial Law (Four Seats, Part Two of Six)

"Has the makings of a classic, will surely be on the small screen at some point, and I can't wait to watch it when it gets there."

- Jeremy Garelick, Writer-Director of THE WEDDING RINGER

Part Two of the serial conspiracy thriller that will shake America to its core.

One month has passed since the bombing of the Supreme Court that claimed the lives of 124 people, including four of the Justices.

On the hunt for the whereabouts of the fiancee he had thought killed in the blasts, Supreme Court Police officer Jason Lancaster has arrived in Detroit, a lawless wasteland policed by the grunts of a military contractor called Allied Armament Security Consultants. The answers Jason seeks may only be obtainable by somehow getting inside a closed-down hospital guarded by the mercenaries day and night.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, the confirmation hearing of conservative Notre Dame law professor Cecilia Koh has gotten underway. How will former First Lady Rosemarie Irving handle the revelation that Professor Koh is being extorted by one of her students, threatening to reveal to the media that the Professor recently paid for her daughter's abortion?

Part legal potboiler, part HOUSE OF CARDS dealmaking drama, part 24-esque espionage cliffhanger, FOUR SEATS is an enthralling new entry to the conspiracy thriller tradition.

OTHER REVIEWS:

"Cooley delivers again. A riveting political thriller that is somehow educational and page-turning at the same time. I didn't know I could care this much about the appointment of judges, but Cooley took me there."

- Dave Callaham, Screenwriter of GODZILLA and THE EXPENDABLES

"With FOUR SEATS, Aaron Cooley has softly, slyly and deservedly taken his seat beside Parker, Child, DeMille and Grisham and in the process has introduced us to a protagonist with just enough flaw to be honorably relatable and just enough hero to be vastly readable."

- Patrick MacManus, Writer & Co-Executive Producer,

Netflix's MARCO POLO

"Cooley writes with knowledge and skill about a shadowy world few truly understand... at times richly emotional, hilarious, and challenging... bears the hard weight of both a political and personal mystery that demands we all ultimately consider where we are, and what comes next."

- Eric Lodal, Creator/Executive Producer, TNT's MURDER IN THE FIRST

"Mr. Cooley has crafted a smart, tension-filled thriller reminiscent of John Grisham and Tom Clancy that exudes authenticity and kept me glued to the page. I was thoroughly riveted and found FOUR SEATS nearly impossible to put down."

- Lee Clay, Producer, NO GOOD DEED and DEMONIC

Closure: Jack Randall #1: Volume 1

When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself. As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail of bodies and haunting messages left behind by the killer. With the pressure to find him mounting on Jack, the assassin's crimes grow bolder, and his message more sinister and closer to home. It becomes clear to Jack that in order to find the shooter, he may have to look inside his own past, and become the man he was years ago.