Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Political Books

Primary Target: The Forging of Luke Stonea??Book #1 (an Action Thriller)

“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)In the much-anticipated debut of a new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, when elite Delta Force soldier Luke Stone, 29, joins a secretive government agency, he is dispatched on the mission of a lifetime: a whirlwind race across Europe and the Mid-East to save the President’s daughter before she is beheaded by terrorists.In PRIMARY TARGET (Book #1), we see the forging of one of the world’s toughest—and most lethal—soldiers: Luke Stone. A 29 year old veteran who has seen enough battle to last a lifetime, Luke is tapped by the Special Response Team, a secretive new FBI agency (led by his mentor Don Morris) to tackle the most high-stake terrorism operations in the world.Luke, still haunted by his wartime past and newly married to an expecting Becca, is dispatched on a mission to Iraq, with his new partner Ed Newsam, to bring in a rogue American contractor. But what begins as a routine mission mushrooms into something much, much bigger.When the President’s teenage daughter, kidnapped in Europe, is ransomed by terrorists, Luke may be the only one in the world who can save her before it is too late.PRIMARY TARGET is an un-putdownable military thriller, a wild action ride that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It marks the long-anticipated debut of a riveting new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, dubbed “one of the best thriller authors” out there.“Thriller writing at its best.”--Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)Books #2-#6 are also available!Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

The Shadow Priest

"This is a great beach read." –USA TODAY Network.In the remote Four Corners region of Colorado, Special Agent Nathaniel Arkin, a disgraced former intelligence officer, investigates the killing of a bigoted, vitriolic preacher who was about to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In processing the murder scene, Arkin thinks he recognizes the modus operandi of a shadowy group he pursued and was on the verge of exposing years earlier, just before his abrupt fall from grace and exile from Washington, D.C. Rumored to be run by a self-righteous, lapsed Jesuit priest, it was a group Arkin long suspected of orchestrating an international assassination campaign targeting charismatic, fledgling fanatics—future Hitlers and bin Ladens—just as they emerged from obscurity, before they were capable of instigating mass murder. Reluctant, but aching for redemption, Arkin resumes the chase, setting in motion a chain of events that could lead to his salvation—or his doom. Along the way, he confronts a question that has troubled him for many years: What creates murderous fundamentalists and fanatics like Hitler and bin Laden in the first place?This is the first of a two-book series.

Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thrillera??Book #1)

“Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.”--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary)“One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary)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 is also now available!

Before the dawn: Whatever Happened, Happened before the dawn

Before the dawn: Is a short story of Richard Davidson, Richard Davison is a full time employees in a firm, He is living along with is cousin brother Zack who is here to find his lost brother. Their life was easy and good until one day that changed every thing when Zack was arrested and allegedly accused of terrorism charges in case of two years old massacre. this turned their life in roller coaster ride, Read the whole story to know what happened next. Were they really terrorist? or What Happened Next? head staight to the story.

The Alexandria Project: A Tale of Treachery and Technology (Frank Adversego Thrillers Book 1)

Cybersecurity super-sleuth Frank Adversego finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA as hackers try to destroy the USA. Only by defeating the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. Data is disappearing from computers everywhere. As the nation nears collapse, Frank Adversego, a brilliant but conflicted cyber security expert, finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA. Only by uncovering the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. What follows is a fast-paced, satirical tale of cyber sleuthing, international espionage, and nuclear brinksmanship that accurately portrays our increasing vulnerability to cyberattack.THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT is fiction that cuts close to the bone. But where George Orwell envisioned 1984 from the safety of thirty-five years out, the future that Updegrove describes may already be upon us. That's what makes it dangerous, and that's what makes THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT an important as well as riveting read.- Dan Geer, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, In-Q-Tel Andrew Updegrove brings a rare combination of drama, satire and technical accuracy to his writing. The result is a book you can't put down that tells you things you might wish you didn't know. - Admiral James G. Stavridis, retired Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and current Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and DiplomacyAndy Updegrove's Frank Adversego thrillers are realistic page-turners, making it clear that if you're not worried about cybersecurity you're not paying attention. – Bruce Schneier, of Schneier on Security

Falling Fast (A McGregor and Drummond thriller Book 1)

Some secrets will plunge you into the abyssWhen a woman plummets to her death from the top of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument, crime reporter Doug McGregor is tasked with getting the story behind the headlines. But Doug is already working on a story of his own – tracking down a notorious rapist who has just been outed in Fife and thought to be heading for his parents’ home in East Lothian.Tapping his contact and sometime drinking pal DS Susie Drummond, Doug discovers that the woman who fell from the Scott Monument was the daughter of a high-profile MSP. Digging deeper, he and Susie are dragged into a story darker than they could ever have imagined – one that certain people would go to any lengths to keep hidden.

Agent Red: Fatal Memory- Gripping Mystery, Suspense and Crime Thriller (Agent Red:Teagan Stone Series Book 1)

Early in her military career, Teagan Stone was recruited from the Navy to work with an elite group, where she became a notorious spy. After many years of service, all she wants to do is focus on her husband and three kids.Instead of enjoying retirement, she wakes up one day and finds herselfchained to a bed in a 4x4 cell with no memory of how she got there or why. The life she tried to leave behind has dragged her back.Once again Teagan must rely on her time as a undercover government operative, to work a mission she didn’t ask for, while doing things she hasn’t done in years, in order to save her country.Follow this adrenaline-packed, political spy thriller as this once deadly homemaker navigates a world filled with espionage, intrigue, and deadly assassins!Reading Order of SeriesAgent Red:Fatal Memory-Teagan Stone Book 1Agent Red:Fatal Target-Teagan Stone Book 2 Agent Red:Fatal Crime-Teagan Stone Book 3 Agent Red:Fatal Justice Teagan Stone Book 4

Deadly Sins: Greed (Sloane Monroe Stories Book 4)

It was just another day for mob boss Giovanni Luciana until he took his car for a drive.On a calm summer evening, Giovanni takes his young son Luca for drive. A car pulls alongside, and when the window comes down, the driver is holding a gun. He aims, showering Daniela's car with gunfire. Who is this man? Why has he taken Giovanni? And will Luca survive?Praise for the Deadly Sins series:"You feel like you are watching the events unfold.""Grips you from first paragraph. I wasn't able to guess the murderer until the end.""If you are not familiar with the series, or this author, this is a good introduction." -Marsha Jo, Amazon Vine Voice--> New to Sloane Monroe? There are two book collections in the Sloane Monroe series. The first is a novel series with 8 titles (as of 2019). The second is this short story spinoff series, featuring the same characters from the main series. For information on the order of these two series, be sure to check out the "From the Author" section on this page below.

Closure: Jack Randall #1

When someone is murdered by a sniper with a military past, it sets off a nationwide manhunt for an elusive serial killer. FBI Special Agent Jack Randall finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.As more bodies fall, the vigilante takes his political messages 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 vengeful killer. With Jack racing against time, 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 will have to look inside his own past and become the man he was years ago.

Remembrance (The Descendants #1)

I was three when I watched my mother die.Now I'm back in Muckle Cove digging into her murder.They say coming home is never easy, but what I'm finding goes so much deeper than anyone could have imagined. Ancient magic, modern politics, and my mother's ghost all point to some truth in the past that could change my present forever. If it doesn't kill me first...

Special Agent Murphy (Undercover FBI Book 8)

It's Christmas in Washington, but not for one heartsick family.Agent Shane Murphy has a hard time believing his life could get so crazy. Because of a choice – one he’d make again – he loses his superiority in the FBI. Now he’s forced to work surveillance with a rookie female yapper. And… gets caught up in the kidnapping of a sixteen-year-old that pulls at the heartstrings he keeps hidden. Fighting the budding attraction for his new partner, he stresses his way through an escalating nightmare. How can he be so infatuated with a trouble-magnet female who drives like a granny and isn’t able to hide her sensitive reactions when on the job? Agent Kathleen Edwards does a lot of things her new partner dislikes, but what’s a girl to do when a man ties her in knots and turns her into a chatterbox. Working to uncover the mystery of who kidnapped the Senator’s daughter, and where they’re holding her, continuous conflicts arise. Struggling alongside an attractive realist whose high morals make him someone to live up to, Kayti’s heart doesn’t stand a chance.The Undercover FBI Books:Special Agent Francesca – Undercover FBI Series Book #1This special agent flies her own plane, drives like a maniac & approaches a father who never knew she existed. Nothing scares her, except for one thing… MEN.Special Agent Finnegan – Undercover FBI Series Book #2Finn’s a cop who adores his quirky dad. He knows this soft core leaves him vulnerable, so when he meets his new partner, Reneé, the thought of her in danger drives him crazy. Going under cover to find New York’s suicide killers ensures constant conflicts, and through it all, a solid thread of love entwines all three of the main characters.Special Agent Maximilian – Undercover FBI Book #3Nik Baudin discovers an identical twin - one he never knew existed. Taking over his brother’s identity, he becomes Special Agent Maximilian and gets embroiled in a case where high jacked young girls and trafficking of illegal drugs endangers his life and that of Max’s gorgeous partner, Maya.Special Agent Kandice – Undercover FBI Book 4Kandice wants to be tough like the others on her team. And she wants to impress her new aloof boss, Dan Black. Being the chief hostage negotiator at a bank heist starts the process. Being stalked, kidnapped and beaten helps see it through. In the end, pulling the trigger comes easy…Special Agent Booker – Undercover FBI Book #5Sloan Booker has multiple quirky dads & a vehicle restoration shop that keeps him away from his job as an FBI agent. When terrorists threaten his neighborhood, he’s back in the game. This time, with a partner - a gorgeous chick who looks like a supermodel, has a little boy she needs to protect and exhibits a disposition that’s downright cranky.Special Agent Charli - Undercover FBI Book #6Charli’s stressed to the max from a case that went down badly. So why does fate stick her with a teen who sees a murder and is the only identifier of a notorious killer that the authorities want badly? And… the kid will only go into witness protection if her bodyguard is Charli? To make matters worse, Charli has to break a promise to her Poppa John. And… accept the Police Captain who’ll be involved with them as her fictitious fiancé, a hotshot womanizer, the type of male she most detests.Special Agent Rylee – Undercover FBI Book #7Playing bodyguard to a spoiled, handsome billionaire while sailing on a Caribbean Cruise isn’t the kind of dangerous case Agent Rylee delights in… yeah right! Who knew traveling over the ocean could be so hazardous - stowaways, kidnappers, stalkers... what next?

Root and Branch

"Intelligent and indelible. A shrewdly written tale with a robust cast of characters and a frightening intifada in the U.S."KIRKUS REVIEWS (Starred Review)"Thriller fans with a taste for politics will devour this exciting investigation into dangerous government overreach and the mangling of civil liberties in a time of crisis." BOOKLIFE by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Editor’s Pick)"Preston Fleming has crafted a brilliant novel…that delves into the question of human rights in the face of governments overstepping their bounds." PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW (Starred Review)"ROOT AND BRANCH is a powerful book evoking memories of post 9/11… A book to be read and deeply pondered."SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW (Star Rating 5/5)"A relentlessly entertaining, sophisticated and intelligent political thriller that is a must-read for fans of Ken Follett, Robert Harris and Daniel Silva." BESTTHRILLERS.COM ROOT AND BRANCH is a realistic thriller set in a near-future America where an Islamist-inspired intifada triggers emergency security measures that go terribly wrong. Roger Zorn, owner of a French private security company, is delighted at having won a lucrative contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part of the government’s new program of emergency security measures. The measures are launched when the U.S. military response to sneak attacks by Iran and Pakistan on America’s electrical grid provokes a wave of Jihadist-inspired violence across the U.S.A. Zorn’s work for DHS requires him to apply his company’s Triage risk assessment technology to evaluate terrorist suspects captured in the U.S. and sort out the jihadists from nonviolent Muslim residents. But when Zorn’s inquiries lead him to discover that DHS and its lead contractor have been manipulating Triage scores to deport massive numbers of Muslims and is ‘disappearing’ the most violent ones, Zorn faces a choice. Will he say nothing and sell his company to DHS’s prime contractor before scandal breaks, or will Zorn step up to expose the abuses and risk bringing the full wrath of America’s national security establishment down on his head?

Seek and Destroy (A Steve Carradine Thriller Book 1)

South America, the Cold War. Gunther Henkel, a legendary German rocket scientist, is kidnapped by agents of the USSR.Steve Carradine, Secret Agent for an unknown branch of the British Government, must track down Russian Missiles before they reach their destination and Henkel is his only lead. But the Russians have their own secret weapon, the beautiful Valentina Veronova.Sent to find the weapons in the depths of South America, Carradine finds himself at the mercy of Miss Veronova as she leads him into a deadly trap. Teaming up with FBI agent, Paul Merton, Carradine must journey across South America and stop the Russians getting their hands on more nuclear weapons before it’s too late.Will he get to his only lead in time? Will he fall for Valentina’s charms? Will he stop the Russians or will this be his final mission? Seek and Destroy is an action-packed, thrilling spy novel from a masterful author that will leave readers wanting more. 'An gripping thriller.' - Tom Kasey, best-sellling author of Cold Kill. John Glasby has written as many as a hundred other books under a wide variety of pseudonyms and his books are highly compelling. Seek and Destroy is the first in a six-book series and was original published under the pen name Manning K Robertson.

The Power Bug (A Dingle & Jones Thriller Book 1)

A British scientist formulates a new oil refining technique, based on the use of bugs...It could change everything. Only Russia can check the Red Chinese menace, but is Russia the right place to go with this formula?The scientist must escape from Rangoon to Russia. Soviet agents arrange this, but China, Britain and America are equally determined to get the formula. Who will end up with the formula?British Secret Serviceman James Dingle has to pit his wits against the Russians, the Chinese and Burma’s formidable counterespionage chief. Will he succeed, and most of all, will he survive?A dangerous chase ensues that leads Dingle through Burma and reaches its exciting climax high in the Himalayas.The Power Bug is a chilling tale of espionage in a race against time, full of suspense until the very last page.Praise for Geoffrey Osborne‘A chilling political thriller’ – Richard ForemanGeoffrey Osborne is an author of suspense thrillers, including Checkmate for China, Death’s No Antidoteand Balance of Fear.

Tracie Tanner Thrillers, Volume 1-3

Tracie Tanner works alone. She operates in the shadows and on the edge, bending some rules and ignoring others to protect the country she has sworn to defend from its most dangerous enemies.As quick-witted and resourceful as she is beautiful and dedicated to her mission, Tracie Tanner will soon become your newest must-read. Check out this highly regarded three-book collection and see if you don't agree.PARALLAX VIEWThe assignment is simple: deliver a top-secret communiqué from Moscow to the White House. But a shadowy and powerful group will stop at nothing to prevent that delivery, and soon Tracie Tanner running for her life, determined to complete her mission while protecting an innocent civilian caught in the crossfire…ALL ENEMIESWhen U.S. Secretary of State J. Robert Humphries is kidnapped out of his own home, Tracie Tanner is tasked with tracking down the Soviet operatives holding him and recovering him safely. There’s only one problem: Tracie isn’t convinced the KGB is the guilty party. Soon she’s risking her life and her career on a hunch that just might get her and Humphries killed and result in the start of World War Three…THE OMEGA CONNECTIONWhen top executives at a defense department contracting agency are brutally murdered, Tracie Tanner is tasked with stopping the killers at any cost. With non-stop action in DC, Miami and Havana, and an unforgettable showdown deep in the Florida Everglades, you will find yourself turning the pages deep into the night...This series will be a particular favorite with fans of TV spy shows from Alias and Nikita to the classic 60s show, The Avengers, and the very contemporary Quantico, Homeland, and the Bourne series. If you can remember Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, or thrilled to Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, you'll love Tracie. If you're a fan of Mitch Rapp, brought to life by the late Vince Flynn, or of the Brad Thor patriot Scot Harvath, she'll be your new hero. We're pretty sure Ian Fleming and Robert Ludlum would have been fans, too.-----------Praise for the Tracie Tanner novels:"Allan Leverone's PARALLAX VIEW is a sure-footed, masterful thriller with a breakneck pace that never lets up. Faced with the deepest act of betrayal in U.S. history, CIA agent Tracie Tanner must call on every tool she has---and her every last reserve to see the mission through." -- J. Carson Black, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE SHOP and HARD RETURN"PARALLAX VIEW...is a powerhouse full-throttle spy thriller...It is a taut and thoughtful journey back to the dying days of the Cold War...it will keep you up, and on the edge of your chair, long into the night." -- Nashua (NH) Sunday Telegraph----------Praise for Allan Leverone:"Allan Leverone raises the stakes and turns the screws until you're left holding your breath at the edge of your seat..." --Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author of One Small Sacrifice"As poignant as it is bleak and violent...a powerful, expertly-written slice of gritty, bare-bones crime fiction..." --Greg F. Gifune, author of Dangerous Boys"As dark as the bottom of a well...a strong dose that gets your heart pumping and will make you sweat..." --Eric Beetner, author of All the Way Down"Allan Leverone delivers a taut crime drama full of twists and conspiracy..." -- Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of LIQUID FEAR and THE RED CHURCH"Allan Leverone raises the stakes with every turn of the page..." -- Sophie Littlefield, Anthony Award-winning author of A BAD DAY FOR SORRY"The successor to Michael Crichton has landed. And his name is Allan Leverone." -- Vincent Zandri, New York Times bestselling author of EVERYTHING BURNS and THE REMAINS"A scorching supernatural thriller - Allan Leverone...is a writer on the rise..." -- Mark Edward Hall, author of APOCALYPSE ISLAND and SERVANTS OF DARKNESS

The Elijah Mandate: A Political Conspiracy Thriller

A political conspiracy suspense thriller, weaving the headlines of today with the Scriptures of old. Eliana lands her dream job but finds it saturated with malicious corruption. Her boss, a powerful Supreme Court Justice, is part of a nefarious plan that will dismantle America as we know it. If she keeps quiet, she might survive, but far too much is at stake for that. With her life in peril, a prophecy about Eliana becomes reality. She lives out a parallel story to that of her namesake, Elijah, complete with rampant evil, epic power struggles, and the mandate to trust Almighty God no matter the cost.