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Lost Innocence: A gripping psychological thriller

A gripping crime thriller with a killer twist

Detective Alex Kane isn't good at dealing with the innocent victims of crime. That is why he likes his job on the state police organized crime task force. Most of the bodies he encounters knew what they were signing up for. And when the inevitable setbacks and disappointments arise, he never feels too guilty. But Alex can't insulate himself forever.

When a criminal organization is engaged in human trafficking and child pornography, Alex is drawn into a disturbing and dangerous world. A world where anonymous forces exploit young women and girls with impunity. A world where any mistake Alex makes could lead to the suffering of innocents. Can Alex pull the curtains back on this dark world before a young girl is lost forever?

The Fixer, Season 1: Complete: (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, Season 1: Complete is the explosive new thriller series from Rex Carpenter. Fans of Mitch Rapp, Jason Bourne, Jack Noble or John Milton, will feel right at home reading The Fixer.

Also in The Fixer Series -

The Fixer Origins:

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

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

TAKING NATASHA: The Shadowy World of Human Trafficking. (Mason Cooper)

A gripping new suspense thriller: A pretty girl with a dream. An offer too good to refuse. And consequences beyond her control.

Gritty, dark, and disturbing. The Story of Natasha, tricked and trafficked to London, and trapped in a ruthless, criminal underworld.

Introducing Mason Cooper, a tough detective quitting the force to save his failing marriage. Their worlds collide as he drives his daughter home from school.

This novella introduces the new, hard-hitting Mason Cooper thriller series with "awesome characters" and a style of its own.

Fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Jon Mills' Jack Winchester Mark Dawson's John Milton, Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, and many more strong leading male and female characters should read Terence Mitford's new Mason Cooper thrillers.

WARNING: Due to the theme, this book contains scenes that some readers may find disturbing.

Act Of Contrition: (Rogue Detective Eddie Kane mixes with the mob in this gripping crime drama) (The Eddie Kane Series Book 1)

In the first of this new London-based crime trilogy, we meet the rogue Detective Sergeant Eddie Kane. Eddie is a reckless and dissolute operator, under investigation by the force and in debt to local mob chief, Vincent Mullis. When a killer starts targeting prostitutes in north London, Mullis is unusually keen for Eddie to solve the crime, but why?

A serial killer is targeting prostitutes in Islington, the victims having a number of unusual links. The killings begin the same week that convicted killer and local man, Paddy Graham, is released from prison following a life sentence for murder.

DS Eddie Kane has inadvertently found himself under the thumb of Vincent Mullis, who has taken ownership of a debt Eddie has built up with terminally-ill bookmaker, Arnie Duggan. Eddie's troubles begin to spiral out of control when he is placed under investigation following a drugs-bust gone wrong. While suspended, he is forced to investigate the murders for Mullis, who wants to get to the murderer before the police. He then reluctantly hears a murder confession from his former bookmaker...

In this heart-stopping, gripping crime drama, Eddie's investigations lead him into a murky world of pornography, murder and revenge, all of which seems to centre around a local church and the charismatic vicar, Jonathan Carter. Eddie is feeling the pressure from all sides, but will there be any chance of salvation?

If you like Lee Child you'll love the DS Eddie Kane series...

Violence in the Blood: A British Crime Thriller (Crime Syndicate Book1)

Violence in the Blood documents Thompson's rise to power from the backstreets of Glasgow to the industrial heartland of the Midlands.

Malkie Thompson's got ambition and he won't let anything stand in his way in his bid to rise to the top. He's outgrown Glasgow and his boss, McAlister. It's time to step out from the shadow of his mentor and establish his own Firm.

Join the rampage as Malkie and his crew blaze a trail of mayhem and destruction north and south of the border, and witness the birth of the crime syndicate.

Bound by Honor: Volume 1 (Born in Blood Mafia Series)

Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca - The Vice - Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families. Now at eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca. Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname 'the Vice' for crushing a man's throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don't know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn't just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca's striking gray eyes and arrogant smile. In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who can just as easily kill as kiss you. The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she's ever known behind but Aria can't bear the thought of never seeing her family again. Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca's.

London 2012 : What If? (Book One) (A Romantic Thriller)

The most imaginative and gripping mystery you may ever read!

When James Quinn went to bed last night, everything was as it should be. But when he wakes up the next morning and goes to work, his world has changed. Where have his wife and two children gone? How is it possible that the building where he works every day...has vanished? What has happened to the rest of Canary Wharf, the financial centre of London - where has it gone?

And how can it be that his father, long dead and buried, is now very much alive?

Has James gone mad? Or is there something far more sinister happening?

This book may scare you, will make you laugh and cry, and everyone that reads it will ask the simple question: 'What if this happened to me?'

What people have been saying about this book:-



'I have never read a book so quickly in my life! What a brilliant book! This is a real page turner!'

'This was one of the fastest paced books that I have ever read. It pulled me into it and dragged me along at breakneck speed. I felt such sympathy for the main character that I was quite exhausted by the time I finished it. Excellent read.'

'...It was one of those books that I found myself talking about to friends all the time.'

'This book was chosen for my book club and we were not disappointed. It's well written and the story makes you think "What If". I could not put it down and it brought a good hour or so of discussion to the table when we reviewed it. The story is simple yet brilliant, and I enjoyed reading it through to the end. I would recommend this book to anyone; all can enjoy and you should.'

'This is such a great piece of work. I am dyslexic and often find it a struggle to read and get into a story. I bought this a couple of days ago.... I literally could not stop reading.. The first day I read until 2:30am! Then started the next morning and finished it by lunchtime. The story is fascinating and brings up many questions, it really gets you to think about your own life. The science is well researched and stands up well. I really can't wait to read the next in the series. '

'5 stars are not enough! Brilliant!'

Please note:

Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book Two free with Kindle Unlimited.

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1)

Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer's mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing. Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined. A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series-and a beloved new character-that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #2 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

Murder in Hatterton Crow

The first Hatterton Crow book. Gretchen is an assistant at The Great Beyond funeral home in the village of Hatterton Crow, and she is not having a good day. Her father is having one of his 'prescient turns' again, her mother is planning a trip to Spain with her informal ladies' society, and to cap it all the village baker, Ben Tonkins, has died, which means that Gretchen will be bereft of her favourite dense, jammy sponge cakes. And there is something entirely fishy about Ben's death that sits ill with the intrepid mortician. And what's worse is that Gretchen's solemn and sensible boss, the honey-voiced Carmel, seems to have come down with a case of the crazies, botching the embalming process on Ben, and getting wildly smashed on vodka before bashing both Gretchen and another villager, Rosie Tawber, with a cricket bat. But Gretchen knows Carmel, and she knows that cricket was never her game, so she sets out with the help and hindrance of the villagers to discover who, exactly, is the murderer in their midst - and what could be their motive in this sleepy corner of England.

Sing Roses For Me

Boomerang: A Detective Jason Smith Thriller, Book 2

A man is killing people in York. Initially the murders appear to be the random acts of a maniac. Detective Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. It soon becomes clear that the murders are all connected to him in one way or another. All of the killings correspond to events in Smith's life and the murderer leaves dates at the crime scene which tie up to important dates in Smith's history. When one of the dates is a time before Smith was even born, he realizes he must look deep into the past to find a way to stop the worst spate of murders in York's long history.

Lust, Money & Murder - Books 1, 2 & 3: A Female Secret Service Agent Takes on an International Criminal

Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows to become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks...or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?

The Survivor Chronicles: Book 1, The Upheaval: Volume 1

***Note*** This book is the first compilation of an ongoing serial story, due to this fact it does not have a conclusion. A new chapter is released to the public for free every Monday on the Erica Stevens blog and Facebook page. The second book is available for purchase. The third book is currently in progress. This book is not a survivalist story. Though they are not in this book, the following books in this series do contain almost zombie like people. The First tremors of the earth were felt at 7:22 EST. time. Every single person felt the rumbling, and experienced the tremors that would forever alter the course of history. Most did not survive. These are the accounts of some of those that did. *Note* This book is the first compilation of a serial story. The ongoing weekly chapters are released to the public for free every Monday on the Erica Stevens blog and Facebook page. The second book, The Divide, is now available. The third book, The Forsaken, is currently in progress. *Due to language and graphic content this book is recommended for readers 17 and older. Edited by Kevin Mills Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing. Cover art by www.EbookLaunch.com

Squall

Bad Karma

Bishop's War

The Debt Collector

Jack Winchester was a notorious hitman for a ruthless New Jersey crime family until a job went wrong, and he wound up serving time. Four years later, Jack is free and he wants out of the game, but his boss won't let him go. Forced to take on one last job to make amends for what landed him in prison, he travels to the small town of Rockland Cove, Maine. There, he not only discovers that the target and money have disappeared; he finds himself falling for a damaged woman, and befriending an unruly son left behind. Under mounting pressure from his boss and local police-as well as the ghosts of his past-he must unravel the mystery and decide where his loyalties lie...before it's too late.

The Lost Orphans: A Riveting Mystery Book 0, The Beginning

It's Christmas, and there's been another murder. Rachel Harroway, a homicide detective gifted in the arts and communication with the dead, tracks a serial killer lurking in the shadows for the last twenty-five years. The closer Rachel gets to solving the mystery, the more the unforgiving Appalachian winter weather and supernatural energies push back, forcing Rachel to decide how far she'll go for a man society has forsaken.