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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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Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order

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

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: Episodes 1-5 are now available for one low price in the FULL Season 1 compilation, Season 1: Complete - amazon.com/dp/B00T3OR2NC

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The Fixer Origins Series: Origin Stories about Duke and Joan, characters in The Fixer.

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

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

The Fall of Men: Execution (The Fall of Men Series Book 1)

When America loses many of its leaders simultaneously, the country is thrown into chaos. Jon Vega, however, is more concerned about his now ex-girlfriend. Last he heard, she was a member of the radical group the media is blaming for all the chaos. As Jon and Javier--Jon's best friend--travel through a nation on the edge of civil war, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives.

Meanwhile, Terrance Feldman, the newly appointed President, is fighting his own battle--one to maintain his position as President and guide America in the right direction during this all-out chaos. With the previous administration fighting his every move, Feldman is left to make some hard decisions his opposition may not take lying down.

When the media points the finger at a national interest group, the rumors begin to fly. Then, Free Thinkers' Initiative members start turning up dead with signs that the American government is responsible. Understandably, the remaining members of the group flee for their lives. Their evasion is taken as an admission of guilt by the American government, and without the approval of the new President, the American military begins a witch hunt against the group.

As America is in the midst of all the chaos and possible civil war--when America is at its weakest--foreign countries decide to take advantage and do the unthinkable.

The Fall of Men: Execution will take you on a thrill ride and leave you wondering, "What's next?"

Memory of the Color Yellow: Boxed Set SHORT STORIES 1-5

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

Che Bonaparte Must Die

It will take three great leaders to save us from a North Korean disaster. American. Chinese. Plus a champion for peace--but who's trying to kill her?

"No choice but to totally destroy North Korea," warns one leader. The USA must be reduced to "ashes and darkness," threatens another. When world politics turn scary--with all of our lives in danger--where are the optimists who believe in the future of humanity? The champions for peace to give us hope? This is the story of one--an extraordinary woman who fights for peace--and perhaps the strongest the world will ever see.

Intro: It is 2018 and our worst fears become reality when North Korea finally goes too far, resulting in two deadly nuclear explosions--one on Chinese soil; the second on American--and instantly the world teeters on the brink of total destruction. All now depends on only three people: a newly-appointed and untested female Republican US president; an unknown but ambitious Communist Chinese one; and the unorthodox rest-of-the-world's surprise choice for negotiator, Che Bonaparte.

After days of frustrating and fruitless negotiations, Bonaparte goes for a game changer. She decides to ditch the traditional approach and propose an unprecedented get-together--the three leaders face-to-face, alone, and under very peculiar circumstances--declaring, "It's what people want from their leaders, to save the day. Seven billion pairs of eyes on three people. And, quite conveniently, this is how leaders want history to remember them." Both presidents are advised by their teams not to show up.

Che Bonaparte's mission is obvious: prevent humanity from plummeting into a radioactive hell. Can the champion for peace pull it off?

And do so, even when somebody powerful is busily plotting to kill her? It is said no good deed goes unpunished. When the deed is world peace, the punishment may have no bounds.

FOR THOSE CURIOUS ABOUT CHE BONAPARTE - THERE IS A SERIES

"Che Bonaparte Must Die" is the third of a four-part narrative that spans twelve incredible years in the life of a very singular person--a young woman with a bizarre name, big ideas, and a future that hints the extraordinary. It can easily be read on its own. The series in order:

1 - CHE BONAPARTE AS BARBARIAN

2 - CHE BONAPARTE AS HERO

3 - CHE BONAPARTE MUST DIE (this story)

4 - CHE BONAPARTE MUST LIVE (coming 2018)

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.

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.

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.

False Flag

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.

The Hedge Fund: Where Blood Meets Money

THE HEDGE FUND - WHERE BLOOD MEETS MONEY Since 1959 Fidel Castro's Cuba has struggled along ninety miles off the coast of Florida, treated alternately as a threat and an economic basket case by the American colossus to its north. Several generations of immigrants, mostly from Havana, have all but taken over Miami and found their way quickly into political and financial power throughout much of the American establishment. The Hedge Fund deals imaginatively with how all this plays out when the boisterous daughter of a wealthy, established St. Petersburg family, the Landaus, marries the son of a ruthless, upward-striving Cuban financier whose overnight rise depends on his connection to the Trafficante wing of the surviving Cosa Nostra. The patriarch of the St. Petersburg contingent, Sylvan Landau, is a witty, mordant Jewish savant and economist in his mid-sixties who settled years before in Florida to try and improve the health of his aristocratic wife, Louisa - Weezee - the flower of a decayed Philadelphia Main Line family. Through investments, largely in local up-market real estate, Sylvan has compounded the family holdings into a fortune and ridden up the local boom. When his new son-in-law's father, Ramon Perez y Cruz, presents Sylvan with the chance to in effect mortgage most of his better properties to a hedge fund the Cuban has established and cash in on a vast position in beach properties on the island of Cuba itself now that Castro is relinquishing his grip, Sylvan cannot resist. Sylvan's son and the narrator for the novel, Michael, a lawyer in his early thirties who has grown up in his father's shadow, is dubious from the start. He is the first to realize that once real estate starts to slide off by 2008 his family could lose everything they have in the imminent debacle. Before long Michael recruits the rangy brother of his Comanche lover, Linda. A seasoned military scout, Sonny directs a night raid on Ramon's offices to recover crucial paperwork. Michael fin

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