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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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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.

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?

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.

The Coroner (Coroner Jenny Cooper Series Book 1)

The Coroner is the thrilling first installment in Matthew Hall's gripping, CWA Gold Dagger shortlisted Coroner Jenny Cooper series

When those in power hide the truth, she risks everything to reveal it.

When lawyer, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence.

Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny's curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart?

In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity.

The Coroner is followed by the second book in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series, The Disappeared

Shadows and Lies

When the President's mistress reveals the existence of a sex tape and demands money for her silence, it falls to the long suffering First Lady to deal with it. Unwilling to trust the Secret Service or any other federal agency, she calls on childhood friend and former lover, Dan Powers, to negotiate the deal. But with bodies quickly falling, Powers soon learns nothing is as it appears and that he's been marked for death.

An intimate and scathing look at power politics in Washington D.C., Shadows and Lies is as timely as today's headlines.

Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order

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

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

No Harm Can Come to a Good Man: free sampler

A free sample of James Smythe's thought-provoking thriller about the terrifying breakdown of a family in a world that won't stop moving.

ClearVista is used by everyone to forecast their futures.

Laurence Walker wants to be the next President of the United States. ClearVista will predict his chances.

It will predict whether he's the right man for the job.

It will predict that his son can survive for less than two minutes underwater.

It will predict that Laurence's life is about to collapse in the most unimaginable way.

Discover the eerily-believable world of James Smythe perfect for fans of Dave Eggers, Nick Harkaway and Black Mirror.

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.

The Sniper: A Chuck Brandt Thriller (The Brandt Series Prologue): Short Story

Prologue to the Brandt Series

A sniper and a spotter are poised to strike in the mountains of Colombia, South America. They face an ethical dilemma. If Chuck follows orders, he won't be able to live with himself; if he doesn't follow orders, he may not get to live at all. Quick read over a cup of coffee. Short Story.

The Brandt Series

The Recruiter: A Chuck Brandt Thriller (The Brandt Series Book 1)

The Handler: A Chuck Brandt Thriller (The Brandt Series Book 2)

Rogue Op: A Chuck Brandt Thriller (The Brandt Series Book 3)

Coming soon: The Brandt Series Book 4

Also by Roger Weston:

The Assassin's Wife: A Meg Coles Thriller

Fatal Return: A Jake Sands Action Adventure

The Golden Catch: A Frank Murdoch Action Adventure

Short Stories by Roger Weston

The True Tale of Castaway Ann Saunders

The True Tale of Castaway Daniel Foss

A Life to Kill (Coroner Jenny Cooper series Book 7)

From the bestselling author of the Coroner Jenny Cooper series comes A Life to Kill, Matthew Hall's most gripping, moving and timely thriller to date.

If they're hiding something, we've got a right to know. We've got a right to know what Kenny died for . . .

The day they've all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in Helmand are counting the minutes until their departure for home. For their excited families in Highcliffe, it spells the end of an agonizing six month wait.

But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old Private Pete 'Skippy' Lyons is abducted and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. One still missing in action . . .

Their loved ones are left desperate for answers the Army won't provide. How could Private Lyons have been snatched from a heavily fortified command post? And why are officers trying to disguise what happened during the mission to save him?

Their only hope lies with Coroner Jenny Cooper, who must take on the full might of the military to stop the truth being buried along with the boy soldiers. But in a town filled with secrets and rumours, it's not only the Army that has something to hide.

A Life to Kill is the seventh installment in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COMRADE STALIN ATTENDS A WEDDING, SPECIAL EDITION

When it comes to weddings among the fraternal comrades in America, even in this relaxed day and age, the happy couple must take great care with the guest list. Sadly, this is not always the case.

Overcome with enthusiasm and a sincere desire to share their happiness, Comrades Ludmilla Alexandrova and Oliver Dinkle, of Portland, Oregon, invite Comrade Stalin to their wedding. Yes, he's been dead for decades, but so what? They send off a neatly embossed invitation, all the way to Moscow. After all, what can it hurt?

A few days later, and much to their ecstatic surprise, Comrade Stalin accepts their invitation. Ludmilla and Oliver jump for joy. Truly, Comrade Stalin showers the people with boundless, fraternal affection.

However, Comrade Stalin--whose unparalleled ability to ferret out careerism, corruption, and treason is legendary--has discovered that the happy couple is not all that they appear to be. Once again, it is Comrade Stalin's solemn duty to protect the workers, peasants, and working intellectuals from the malignant forces of counterrevolution and bourgeois deviationism.

Truly it has been said that no one has ever found a substitute for stalwart vigilance.

This epub also contains a preview of Unto Dirt Return. For over a thousand years, the people aboard the generation ship New Mayflower have had one purpose: to colonize the planet New Plymouth.

Now, as their journey draws to its close, the police find farmworker brutally necklaced. But why murder a farmworker?

With the police dogging his every move, the victim's grandson investigates. He soon uncovers a shadowy and powerful conspiracy bent on stopping the ship's voyage to New Plymouth.

If you can't get enough of intriguing dystopian novels, grab a copy of Unto Dirt Return.

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.

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.

The Chosen Dead (Coroner Jenny Cooper Series Book 5)

The fifth thrilling installment in Matthew Hall's gripping and twice CWA Gold Dagger shortlisted Coroner Jenny Cooper series.

An unlikely suicide or a deadly conspiracy?

When Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the fatal plunge of a man from a motorway bridge, she little suspects that it has any connection with the sudden death of a friend's thirteen year old daughter from a deadly strain of meningitis. But as Jenny pieces together the dead man's last days, she's drawn into a mystery whose dark ripples stretch across continents and back through decades.

In an investigation which will take her into the sinister realms of unbridled human ambition and corrupt scientific endeavour, Jenny is soon forced to risk the love and lives of those closest to her, as a deadly race to uncover the truth begins . . .

The Chosen Dead is followed by the sixth novel in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series, The Burning

Torture Man

The caller made it clear-$10 million or her daughter's head. The power of unintended consequences sends the privileged life of prominent anti-war activist Sarah Raab crashing down around her. Fear and terror take hold and Sarah turns to former CIA operative Carl Hellmann, a man she has only just met and who stands against everything she has been fighting for.How could this happen? Why would a terrorist group target her family? Confusion turns to fear and anger as Sarah faces the shocking truth lying beneath the surface of her life. And though Carl's interrogation methods violate everything Sarah believes in, they may be the only way to save her daughter's life.Faced with horrific choices, "Torture Man" takes the reader on a torturous weekend where Wall Street kickbacks, deceit, corruption, and jihad collide on the Upper East Side of New York City.

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.