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Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order

A prelude to Hidden Order, Brad Thor's most recent pulse-pounding Scot Harvath thriller.

Dirty Business (The Acer Sansom Novels Book 1)

Acer Sansom, a British soldier believed long dead, resurfaces, shot in the guts in the home of a still-warm dead man.

With the help of a high-profile British politician, Acer becomes embroiled in a mission for retribution and justice for the loved ones and the life he has lost.

Acer's search takes him from the south of England to the teeming metropolis of Istanbul and beyond where the action twists and turns as the story builds to an explosive climax.

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The Acer Sansom novels now number three (nearly four). They don't have to be read in order; they do all work as stand-alone novels. However, to get the most out of each it is recommended that they are read in the order in which they were written

#1 Dirty Business

#2 Loose Ends

#3 Smoke and Mirrors

#4 Deep State (In production).

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Blind Scorpion, Book 1: Iran's Nuclear Sting (Blind Scorpion Series)

(Note: This book was previously published as Mushroom in the Sand, by Farsheed Ferdowsi. Please do not purchase this title if you have already read that book).

Readers of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, John Le Carre will enjoy this fast-paced, international spy thriller.

5 STARS! "Fast paced and suspenseful, it features a surprising range of highly likable characters...a thoroughly well-researched book by a person in the know." - Claude Forthomme, former United Nations worker

5 STARS! "Suspense, intrigue, and betrayal - the game of spy versus spy where corruption, espionage and the quest for the ultimate power rule, governments have their ways, and Iran is no exception." - Dii, Amazon Top 500 Super Reviewer

5 Starts! "I found it impossible to put down. Thrilling, suspenseful as it dove into the world of espionage among world powers. Fast paced and based loosely on world events of WMD's." - Jeff Mattice, Book Reviewer

5 STARS! "Masterpiece! Timely, fast paced and hard to put down. Would make a helluva movie!" - Fred Bowditch, Book Reviewer

5 STARS! "What interests me more is the depth of his knowledge (clearly the author has a passion for it) about nuclear technology and how people can use it to destroy things. In addition to that, we have many big players in the book: MOIS, Mossad, US and Russia, all in it for various reasons." - Ailyn Koay, Book Reviewer

BOOK DESCRIPTION

The BLIND SCORPION is a Top Secret computer program for simulating nuclear weapons explosions and the catastrophic havoc they wreak. Dr. Ross Shaheen, the developer of the software, is living the American dream. Between his internationally-recognized nuclear weapons research career at the prestigious Berkeley Lab and his picture-perfect family in the San Francisco suburbs, it's a good life that can only get better...until he is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in the country of his birth: Iran.

The seven thousand mile trip takes Shaheen back to the land of the lion and the sun, yet it also delivers to Iran's very doorstep an important American citizen with a Top Secret security clearance. It soon becomes clear what the Iranians are really after: the BLIND SCORPION. The coveted software is the key to advancing their clandestine nuclear weapons program without the rest of the world being able to prove its existence. Shaheen becomes entangled in a twisted web of espionage, corruption and survival, putting to the test not only his secret knowledge but also the very core of his allegiance to the land he now calls home.

If he lives, Ross Shaheen could walk away a hero.

The question is, for which country?

Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thriller-Book #1)

When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists' aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours. A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world's most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined-leading all the way to the President of the United States. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them-using any means necessary. Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax. A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, ANY MEANS NECESSARY marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #2 in the Luke Stone series will be available soon.

The Fixer, Season 1, Episode 1: (A JC Bannister Serial Thriller)

JC Bannister is a killer.

He's killed for his country.

He's killed for money.

But now he's being asked to cross lines he never imagined.

Killing a friend, a powerful US Senator. For money.

A lot of money.

Bannister has done a lot of questionable things for dubious reasons. Now, double-crossed and on the run, he needs to figure out what the right thing is and get it done.

If he gets it wrong, he and his team could wind up in jail permanently.

Or cut down by their unseen enemy.

Or, worse yet?

Branded as traitors and pursued by every law enforcement agency in the United States of America.

The Fixer is an explosive new thriller series by Rex Carpenter that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last body drops. Fans of Mitch Rapp, Jason Bourne, John Milton, Jack Noble or Jack Reacher should feel right at home.

WARNING: The Fixer is for mature audiences. It contains strong language and violence. If it was a movie, it would be rated R. If it was on TV, it would be on cable. If it was an album it'd have a Parental... you get the picture.

Note:

Season 1: Complete is available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T3OR2NC

Other titles by Rex Carpenter:

Season 2: Complete: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073VCLWFX

Season 3: Complete: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HW5ZVN

Joan: Portrait of a Vengeful Young Woman: amazon.com/gp/product/B0131YSEEA

Duke: The Education of an Assassin: amazon.com/gp/product/B00YFBJM6I

Insurrection

Forty Days to Armageddon

Written by the winner of the Hub Nugget Writer 2012 Award.

A half-billion would die before it was over....

The day the Iranians set off a forty megaton nuke marked the beginning of a new world order. The Russians covertly assist the Admiral who sets a plan in motion disrupting the world's oil supply that will ultimately alter the course of history.

The Western World is panic stricken with the thought that Iran threatens first Israel, then the entire world with nuclear destruction. The Iranian president continues his ranting at the UN that Allah has willed the destruction of the evil Zionists.

Old hostilities are tossed aside and new alliances are formed in smoke filled backrooms of the UN, the Kremlin and the White House. Third world nations, particularly Somalia, suddenly become strategically important and the super powers struggle to sort it all out and battle for position. The stakes could not be higher.

Houston Robinson, better known as Watchdogg, an unofficial Cabinet advisor to the president, sets out to discover the truth to all the crises that suddenly appear out of nowhere. Tourists are mysteriously kidnapped off the streets of Europe and surface in the largest supertanker hijacking in history. The USS George H.W. Bush is a target of an Iranian airbus attack in the Indian Ocean. Pandemonium in the oil futures markets sends oil prices to dizzying heights in a Venezuela Chinese oil coup. The entire planet it seems is being turned upside down when the Admiral seizes the world's oil supply. Economies crumble at a dizzying pace while others flourish depending upon their role in the new order.

Watchdogg finds himself in backroom politics with the Amir Harazi the Prime Minister of Israel who has plans of his own to bring a stop to the Iranian missiles that threaten to destroy his country in another Holocaust.

You will be taken into the cockpits of Super Hornets and Lightning II's with the men and women who carry out the orders of world leaders. You'll witness the agonizing decisions of generals and commanders who place their careers on the line carrying out the orders of presidents and prime ministers. Inevitably Watchdogg runs head to head with the Admiral. Millions of lives hang in the balance as the world threatens to self destruct from greed and power.

This story is taken from tomorrow's headlines. It's a prophetic tale that will scare you with its chilling back room deals and double-crosses. Who is friend? Who is foe?

It's a good thing Watchdogg is here to figure it all out and see that the Admiral's plan to hijack the world's oil is waylaid. Should he do it? Can he do it? Let's hope so.

Left on Paradise

Imagine a land where drugs are legal, reproductive rights are unquestioned, gay marriage is celebrated, socialism is implemented, diversity is unchallenged, and racial harmony perfected. Imagine a land without conservative strictures, Christian moralism, and constitutional antiquarianism. Imagine a progressive utopia in the south Pacific.

Better yet, imagine what might happen if progressives and radicals decided to form a new country based exclusively (or must we say inclusively?) on leftist ideals rather than customs and constitutions founded by Puritan fanatics, Yankee traders, and Virginia gentlemen. Imagine what might happen if 102 such idealists moved to a pristine Pacific island and showed the world what it truly means to be ... Left on Paradise.

The year is 2001 and a new country has been founded among the nations--a State of Paradise freed from the corruptions and compromises of the Old World. Here Hollywood celebrities Ryan Godson and his wife Kit Fairchild lead a band of hand-chosen compatriots to show what it means to live in a land without private property, a society without firearms, and a culture without moral strictures. On an isolated Pacific island, this intrepid assembly of feminists, pacifists, socialists, libertarians, communists, environmentalists, multiculturalists, and progressives of every hue will establish a secular utopia as the newest state among the nations.

Disgusted with the election of George W. Bush and the American population that supported him, a small band of progressives has emigrated to a tropical paradise to build a new country. Freed from every barrier to leftist ideals and every restraining influence of the Old World, only one question now remains: will the United States Marines arrive in time to save the secular pilgrims from themselves?

BLOOD DIAMONDS CONSPIRACY

Diamonds are a Warlord's Best Friend - Oleg Medvedkov, author Let's Conquer Paris

There are going to be diamonds covered in blood as long as these glittering gems fund wars in lands rich with them.

Slave labor has always been used to mine those diamonds for those unlucky enough to live in these lands. Far from being a blessing , they are a curse.

Colette is a successful New York writer whose husband Basil Mortimer is a British Banker. Jealous and possessive, he is bent on revenge when she leaves him.

When a new man Emile, comes into her life, Basil unravels at warp speed and her life is in danger.

Gradually she becomes aware that Basil belongs to a Cabal whose vast wealth comes from this lucrative trade and Arms trafficking. They will stop at nothing to prevent her from exposing their illicit dealings.

The story takes the reader from New York to Tel Aviv and Africa, highlighting the enormous contrast between those who exist in untold misery to provide these brilliant stones for those who adorn themselves with them

Blood Diamonds Conspiracy is definitely for fans of Matthew Reilly and Barry Eisler.

Devolution: A Special Agent Samantha Jameson spy thriller: Volume 1 (Samantha (Sam) Jameson)

When an elderly priest suspected of espionage is found murdered, a brilliant, brash, ballsy, and beautiful spy catcher named Samantha Jameson joins the investigation. Her world quickly spins out of control when a shadowy organization kidnaps her lover. Sam's frantic efforts to save him plunge her into a tangled web of dark secrets, double agents, and a shady US senator on the run for his life. Desperate to rescue the love of her life, Sam finds herself in the crosshairs of the world's most formidable secret organization, and smack in the middle of an economic terror group's plot to cripple the American financial system. Can she save her lover? Can she save herself? She's used to fighting dirty, but this time, as an army of spies prepares to deliver a crushing blow to the global economy, Sam may be in over her head. With vivid characters and nonstop intrigue, DEVOLUTION is a wild ride full of tradecraft, suspense, steamy sex, and spine-tingling action.

First Heist (An Omar Zagouri Thriller)

**Top 5 Amazon Bestseller in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense**

An Omar Zagouri Short Story: FIRST HEIST by USA Today Bestselling author H.B. Moore

Mia Golding, an undercover agent is about to make a handoff to co-agent, Omar Zagouri. But before she can complete her assignment, her cover is blown, and she finds herself escaping with Omar. The only problem is, her boss warned her about Omar and his sketchy history of landing himself in the middle of danger. After losing her mother in an attack planned for Mia, pulling off any heist with a man like Omar is the last thing she needs for her career . . . or her life.

Full-length novels in the Omar Zagouri Thriller Series:

Finding Sheba

Lost King

Slave Queen

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.

Epilogue II: A Bonus Chapter to Hidden Order (Scot Harvath)

If you read and loved the #1 New York Times bestseller Hidden Order, enjoy this free bonus chapter.

Fireplay: Jack Emery 0.5

A chance lightning strike. A reporter in the right place. A scandal that will rock America.?

Journalist Jack Emery has seen it all. Embedded for the New York Standard with the 8th Marine Regiment in the heart of Afghanistan, he has covered everything from firefights to the opening of new schools. But nothing has prepared Jack for the story that is about to explode right in front of him.?

When a convoy Jack is riding in is attacked by a lone zealot, Jack asks a question that puts him on the path to a sensational story. But he'll soon learn that his struggles to find the hook are nothing compared to the dangers of getting it out.

You'll love Steve P. Vincent's thrillers. Get to know Jack Emery before everyone else does.

Memory of the Color Yellow 1-5: Volume 1

Warning, not a stand alone! This is Volume 1-5 in a continuing series of SHORT STORIES. In a world ruled with military precision, a misspoken word has the power to generate enough rage to turn life upside down in the story of a post apocalyptic world on the brink. Steve Manos and his family live in Europe Town, a segregated area where people of European descent live in the Coalition; formerly the United States. The necessities of life are minimally met by the government and everyone works for the good of the leadership. Life for the people is almost intolerable, but that is when change happens. The stories are not stand alones. This series is available free on the author's website. Volume 6-10 is offered now for signing on her email list.

The Milieu Principle

Mike Daniels cared little for close human relations. He cared even less about the environment.

Why should he? His world already provided him with all the things that mattered in life. Things were about to change.

An unmarked memory stick arrived in the post. He hadn't been expecting anything so paid the object little attention. Mike wasn't to know it held details of a plan to resolve global overpopulation by decimating human numbers on the planet. He soon discovers, however, that the owners of the memory stick want it back, and no loose ends. Now his very existence is at risk and he must run.

Using a false identity, Matt Durham, he finds sanctuary in Canada. In this new life he learns about friendship, comes to appreciate the environment all around. He even believes he finds love. So Matt Durham chooses to close his mind to what brought him to this safe haven.

But, when he is found, Matt Durham is faced with a stark choice. Does he run again, or fight back against his enemies? In truth, he has only one option. Matt realises his only salvation lies in taking on the overwhelming odds ranged against him. To do this he must cross the globe undetected, suffering loss and betrayal along the way. He would also have to learn how to kill.

He had to, because he wanted to live. And the lives of billions of other people depended upon his survival.

The Origin Point: A Future Tech Cyber Novella (The Life Online Series)

The US Secretary of State and the head of FedSec join an international alliance to create an online global surveillance and tracking system of sweeping control over individuals. But when a mysterious flash drive about their plans falls into the hands of an intrepid journalist forces mobilize to hide the explosive secret. Can two master operators outpace America's free press and a determined underground cyber technologist in the race for our digital future?

Find out in The Origin Point the first prequel novella to the Life Online book series of future fiction thrillers about our world in the 22nd century. If you are already asking the questions:

Do you want individual privacy or do you want global security?

What is the responsibility of business to protect consumer data?

What is the role of government in managing technological progress?

Can we prevent technology from taking control?

The Origin Point begins providing answers. From the law-making halls of Washington, D.C. to the free-wheeling tech economy in San Francisco, the forces making decisions to change the world are already in the game and your life is in play. Learn who is bracing to advance, and who is in retreat as the brightest minds lay the foundation for a future that may have already arrived.

AIJLAN: The Silk Revolution (The Lords of Misrule Book 1)

When Rick Franklin finds out the truth behind the Silk Revolution, will he risk everything for what he knows to be right, or hide behind a lie?

In a country ripping itself apart from the top down, Corporal Rick Franklin is torn away from his young family. He is sent to a military base in a ruined castle on Aijlan's restless border. Exhausted and over-worked, he makes a simple error with terrible consequences. His mistake is buried and Rick becomes a reluctant hero for a president that is soon overthrown. Trapped in the capital as the revolution starts to bite, he attempts to ensure his family's safety. In doing so, he stumbles across the murderous secret behind the Silk Revolution, a secret that stretches to the heart of the government.

Set in an alternate world based on life in 21st Century EU and US, Aijlan (pronounced 'eye-lan') is Book One of The Lords of Misrule series. Part political thriller, part dystopian fiction, part tragic love story, Aijlan is a dark, morally ambiguous tale from British author Andy Graham.

Will Rick Franklin walk the easy path? Download now to find out.

The Race

Joanna Parypinski is drugged, kidnapped, and forced to fight for survival, for the entertainment of the world's rich and depraved, as well as the chance to win her weight in gold.

In the race for her life, glory, and gold, Joanna must kill or be killed.

"A cool, clever little story with more depth than you originally give it credit for. Superb pacing (fast and furious) and a great action packed romp, peppered with delightful f-bombs!"- Melissa Delport, author of Rainfall.

"A great, action-packed read that's part "The Hunger Games" and part "Gladiator".

The Race may be a quick read, but it packs a mighty punch. Loved it!" - Monique Snyman, author of Muti Nation.

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.

Concrete Evidence: Volume 1 (Evidence Series)

"Full of secrets, deadly intrigue and steamy romance. A MUST read." - Elisabeth Naughton, "New York Times" Bestselling Author "A year ago she lost everything. Now she wants revenge..." Accused of stealingartifacts from a five-hundred-year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologistErica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She's concealed her pastand taken a job certain togive her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She'sfinally closing in onher goalwhen she's distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other thanrevenge. ButLee Scott is nointern. He's looking for theleadconspirator in an internationalartifactsmuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect.He'll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her torevealher secrets, even seduce her. As Erica and Leestruggle to conceal their real agendas, theone thing they can't hide is the attraction that burns hot between them. When Erica's quest puts her life in jeopardy, Lee must choose between old loyalties and a woman he never expected to fall for.

Sally's Dream

Sally is a secret agent from the S.A meaning 'Spy Association'. The president of Brazil has reason to believe that the Chancellor of Germany is plotting to attack their country. Sally will have to accomplish many hard missions to reveal the thruth. Can she do it? Will her dream of becoming the highest person at the S.A. come true or will she fail?

False Flag: Volume 1 (Frank Bowen Conspiracy Thriller)

Frank Bowen decides to change his life and travel to Goa where he meets the seemingly friendly Theo and the woman of his dreams, Maria. In Bangkok, he is pointed in the direction of Theo's friend - Richard - an English ex-pat with dubious connections and knowledge of the seedier side of the city. Richard gains his trust and Frank decides to take up a proposition-to take part in an anti-terrorist drill in Hong Kong. That drill soon turns into a nightmare. Plenty of twists and turns in this first, high-octane, conspiracy thriller, from Jay Tinsiano.

Life of Secrets

Alyssa Chambers is rich and privileged by birth, but a criminal by choice. She steals secrets from the powerful and influential, and sells them to whoever pays - and they pay very well. But when someone assassinates a Presidential candidate in an office Alyssa just robbed, she's framed for the murder and her whole life goes up in smoke. Now she's running for her life, hunted and alone. The last man she can trust is the one she can't stop betraying. To survive, clear her name, and uncover the assassin, she must face the truth about her past, the truth about her family, and the truth about her Life of Secrets.

When Totems Fall