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Total Blackout: A gripping, breathtaking, fast-paced SAS action adventure thriller you wona??t be able to put down (A Jack Tate SAS Thriller, Book 1)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZEThe start of a gripping new crime thriller series introducing ex-SAS trooper Jack Tate!‘Looking for breakneck pace and a relentless hero? Alex Shaw has you covered’ James Swallow Don’t miss the explosive start to the Jack Tate series.When the lights go out…British MI6 agent, and former SAS trooper, Jack Tate is trying to escape his past when he witnesses a terrorist attack of unthinkable scale. An electro-magnetic pulse knocks out the US power grid, killing anything with a computer processor, throwing the whole country into darkness.You have to escape the past.Under the cover of the blackout, a clandestine operation aims to assassinate prominent public figures on US soil. Looting and violence spreads across the country. And Jack Tate’s past comes back to haunt him. As the only intelligence operative on the ground, he is hurled into a mission that will put him – and the people he loves – in immediate danger.You have to defeat the enemy.With the fate of the United States on the line, only he can prevent the horror of a new world war.Perfect for fans of James Deegan, Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney, this is an explosive action thriller you won’t be able to put down.‘Compelling and authentic. An explosive new series with an uncompromising hero’ Tom Wood‘Jack Tate is a powerful character, a true Brit hero. A cracking start to a new series!’ Alan McDermott‘Alex Shaw is a master of the action thriller. Grabbed me from the first page and never let go’ Michael Ridpath‘Riveting thriller with an original plot and surprising twists. Tate is totally convincing as a classic Brit operative.  Great drama and characterisation’ Duncan Falconer

Buy a Bullet (A free Orphan X ebook short story)

AN EXCLUSIVE EBOOK SHORT STORY, NOT A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL. Taken from a children's home as a young boy, Evan Smoak was a trained to become a government operative known as Orphan X. But then he broke with the programme.Now living out of sight and out of reach of his former employers, Evan chances upon a young woman in a coffee shop in Northern California who needs his help. Brutalized and under the control of a very powerful, dangerous man, she knows her life is at risk if she doesn't escape. And Evan knows that only a man with his particular set of skills has any chance of setting her free. His next move was never in doubt.Buy A Bullet is the story of the day Orphan X became The Nowhere Man.Praise for Orphan X:'Outstanding in every way' LEE CHILD'Read this book. You will thank me later'DAVID BALDACCI'The most gripping thriller I've read in a long, long time!' TESS GERRITSEN'The page-turner of the season is Orphan X ... Wonderful'THE TIMES'Memorable as hell'JAMES PATTERSON'The most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity' ROBERT CRAIS'A page-turning masterpiece' JONATHAN KELLERMAN'A new series character to rival Reacher'INDEPENDENT'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series' DAILY MAIL'There is a pristine classicism to Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X, which borrows from Robert Ludlum and superhero lore to bring us Evan Smoak . . . Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places . . . Orphan X is weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master.' GUARDIAN'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' HARLAN COBEN'Orphan X is not good. Orphan X is great. Whatever you like best in a thriller - action, plot, character, suspense - Orphan X has it'SIMON TOYNE'Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher'LISA GARDNER'Bond, Frodo, Paddington Bear - some of literature's greatest heroes have been orphans. Add Orphan X's Evan Smoak to the list'SHORTLIST'Orphan X is outstanding . . . a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller'WASHINGTON POST'Bestseller Hurwitz melds non-stop action and high-tech gadgetry with an acute character study in this excellent series opener . . . Evan Smoak is an electrifying character'PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series'ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Beauty of Bucharest (A Clean Up Crew Thriller Book 1)

What would you do if you found a body in the trunk of your wife’s car?This is the question facing Dan Porter as he stood in the parking lot and looked down at a man wrapped in clear plastic sheeting…a man with a tidy .38 bullet hole in his forehead. But finding the body is a mere curiosity compared with the twists and turns Dan’s life will take over the next few days.International intrigue and edge-of-your-seat action abound as Dan and his lovely wife Nicole—who clearly has more than her share of dark secrets—risk their lives to rescue a stunning model and bring down one of the most evil men either of them have had the misfortune to meet.

The Last Line - thriller boxed set: Full of gripping international action, twists and suspense

Revenge or Duty.Could you make the choice?Jenna Royal must make this choice.To avenge the death of her murdered sister.Or stand up and fight for freedom of the nation.There is no time to do both. She must choose...Or we'll all face the consequences.A team must be built. A force must be resisted. The midnight hour is here....The Last Line thriller boxed set. Grab your copy of this top-rated thriller now!Brief Interview with the author, Solomon Carter:Q. What kind of readers do you think like the Last Line series?A. I think fans of Russell Blake's Jet series, people who enjoy LT Ryan, Mark Dawson and Alan McDermott will love Jenna Royal and The Company. The Last Line is big-canvas, epic thriller series. It's locked and fully loaded.Q. How else would you describe the story? A. It's a high-speed roller coaster ride with action, twists and turns all the way to the end. People who love heart-pumping, page turning thrillers, will love this series.Q. Why did you write the Last Line?A. I got to know the characters really well before I wrote this series. In the end Jenny Royal had to be written. She is probably the baddest, toughest female heroine out of all my books. Her character comes from a pure need for revenge. But she's a real kind of woman. She has emotions, romantic leanings, and a ten tons of responsibility on her shoulders. Q. Sounds great! Solomon, you've written five Last Line adventures. Have you got plans for any more?A. The Last Line was inspired by international events unfolding around the world during the writing process. There is always 'bad stuff' happening in the world. That sounds stupidly simplistic, but it's true. The stories of the Last Line are about last resort solutions to nightmare scenario problems in a very dangerous world. Those problems could happen. There is actually plenty of inspiration out there right now. I think we could all do with Jenna and The Company getting to work right away!Q. How would you categorise this series?A. With my librarian's hat on? I'd have to say The Last Line is an action thriller series, it has a female protagonist, in fact it has two female lead characters, with at least two strong male characters alongside them. It's a conspiracy thriller series, it's a mystery thriller series, it's an International crime thriller series. Oh, and did I mention action and adventure? It's got all that and more. Q. That's a pretty comprehensive answer!A. I always aim to please.The Last Line boxed set. Join the adventure today.Grab your copy now!

The Omega Strain (A Mitch Herron Thrillera??Book 1)

Mitch Herron's business is death and business is good. An assassin without equal, Herron’s latest job is no walk in the park, because fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon.With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron must hunt down the fanatics and stop their attack, knowing he might be the only person who can.The clock is ticking....If you like Robert Ludlam’s Jason Bourne, Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp and Mark Dawson’s John Milton, you’ll love The Omega Strain, the first novel in the addictive Mitch Herron series. Get it now!*******Also in the series…The Shadow Enclave (Mitch Herron 2)The Lazarus Protocol (Mitch Herron 3)The Capricorn Deception (Mitch Herron 4) - NEW RELEASE!What reviewers are saying about Steve P. Vincent’s thrillers…“Great fun. A two-fisted thriller, escaped from five minutes into the future.” – John Birmingham, USA Today Bestseller.“Masterful, electrifying thrillers that will keep you coming back for more.” – Nathan M. Farrugia, USA Today Bestseller.“A vibrant thriller series with international appeal, slyly-written and entertaining, which should satisfy fans of the genre.” – Newtown Review of Books.“It’s power play after high-stakes political power play in the Jack Emery series. This series had us white-knuckling our iPad.” – Apple Books.“A jet-setting, alarming, bang-pow-kaboom read full of bloodshed and machinations you’ll hope never become reality. Don’t start reading it at 9pm unless you have the next day off!” – ReadingKills.What Amazon readers are saying about the Mitch Herron series… ★★★★★ “A must read for those who love fast, action-packed suspense.”★★★★★ “An excellent start to a new action-packed thriller series!”★★★★★ “An awesome thriller. I wonder could this really happen?”★★★★★ “This book kept me on the edge of my seat.”★★★★★ “The story is well paced; there's no filler fluff. Everything counts.”★★★★★ “A life and death story that has compassion, danger, thrills, excitement and mystery.”★★★★★ “Cracking good! Five stars!”★★★★★ “Full-on action, adventure and drama.”★★★★★ “Very hard book to put down. Can't wait for the next one. . .”★★★★★ “Lots of action, twists and turns to keep you guessing.”★★★★★ “All I can say is WOW!”★★★★★ “An extremely well written and fast paced thriller. Enjoyed immensely.”★★★★★ “I was on the edge of my seat - beginning to end.”★★★★★ “Another wild and exciting ride. Couldn’t put it down.”★★★★★ “Always looking for a new kick ass hero, found one!”

OPENING SHOTS! THE LAST LINE: Opening the Last Line Conspiracy Thriller Series

Betrayed and left for dead, she witnessed her sister's brutal murder... Now elite ex-MI6 agent Jenna must set her past aside to stop a deadly conspiracy from destroying the nation...Opening Shots! The Last Line introducesThe Company, the nation's last line of defence. Built around a ramshackle team of dissidents, deserters and has-beens, this clandestine outfit is nowhere near ready. But they must fight ready or not, as a deadly enemy aims to bring the West to it's knees. This short read introduction presents the first three chapters of the Last Line, offering a thrilling taste of this exciting series. What advance reviewers have said about The Last Line:"The best Carter story yet...""Another hit, definitely...""I love the Last Line!"If you enjoy the 'Opening Shots' you'll love the rest of this high-octane thriller series!1/ The Last Line2/ Santiago3/ Between The Lines4/ Final PayloadCategorised as:Conspiracy thriller series Female lead thriller seriesFemale protagonistaction and adventure thriller series,female lead action thrillermale and female lead action thrillermale and female lead thrillerespionage thriller seriesinternational mystery and crime

Agent Zero (An Agent Zero Spy Thrillera??Book #1)

“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.”--Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie ReviewsIn this much-anticipated debut of an epic spy thriller series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, readers are taken on an action thriller across Europe as presumed-CIA operative Kent Steele, hunted by terrorists, by the CIA, and by his own identity, must solve the mystery of who is after him, of the terrorists’ pending target—and of the beautiful woman he keeps seeing in his mind.Kent Steele, 38, a brilliant professor of European History at Columbia University, lives a quiet life in a New York suburb with his two teenage daughters. All that changes when late one night he gets a knock on his door and is abducted by three terrorists—and finds himself flown across the ocean to be interrogated in a basement in Paris.They are convinced that Kent is the most lethal spy the CIA has ever known. He is convinced they have the wrong man.Do they?With a conspiracy around him, adversaries as smart as he is, and an assassin on his tail, the wild game of cat and mouse leads Kent on a perilous road—one that may lead back to Langley—and to a shocking discovery of his own identity.AGENT ZERO is an espionage thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night.“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary )Books #2-#12 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 Protocol (A James Acton Thriller, Book #1) (James Acton Thrillers)

*** BOOK #1 OF THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES ON SALE NOW! ***THE FINAL SKULL HAS BEEN FOUND. NOW ALL HELL'S BREAKING LOOSE.For two thousand years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.Caught in the middle is Archaeology Professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about.From USA TODAY and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy, comes The Protocol, the first entry in an action-packed globe-spanning series of thrillers certain to leave you breathless. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this taut tale of archaeological suspense. Get The Protocol now, and dig up a thriller two thousand years in the making…About the James Acton Thrillers:★★★★★ "James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!"The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs, the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers, have sold over one million copies. If you love non-stop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today!★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.”

Operation Zigzag: Evea??s War (The Heroines of SOE Book 1)

Eve’s War is a series of twelve novellas. Each book contains approximately 20,000 words and a complete story. Kindly note that the price throughout the series will be set at the minimum level and that Eve’s story arc will be concluded at the end of the series.Marseille, December 1942“We’re in a fix,” Vincent said. “The Gestapo have captured a British agent, code name Zigzag. They picked him up through his false identity papers, only the thing is they haven’t discovered his true identity, yet. But they will. And he will talk. They all do in the end. And when he talks he will reveal secrets that will destroy the local resistance networks, including our own. But there’s a way out, through a guard. He’s open to bribes. We’d like you to meet the guard, bribe him, spring Zigzag from the Gestapo prison then escort him over the mountain pass into Spain.”“Why me?” I asked.“Because you helped to establish the escape network. And you know the mountain trails like the back of your hand. Furthermore, as the wife of respected industrialist Michel Beringar you are above suspicion.”I glanced at Michel. From the stern look on his face, I could tell that he wasn’t pleased. Was this one risk too many? And as for me being above suspicion...the Gestapo were following me and they were tapping my phone.As a child, I’d run away from home. As a teenager, I’d travelled the world, living on my wits. As a journalist, I’d witnessed atrocities inflicted in the name of fascism. As a member of the Resistance, I’d eyeballed fear and stared it down. For the past thirty years I’d lived a full life. I could do this. However, even as I voiced my agreement I knew that my life in Marseille, my life with Michel, would never be the same.The books in series order:Operation Zigzag Operation Locksmith Operation Broadsword Operation Treasure Operation SherlockOperation CameoOperation RoseOperation Watchmaker Operation OverlordOperation Jedburgh Operation Butterfly Operation Liberty

Deceptive Cadence: The Conor McBride Series, Book 1

Conor McBride. A man with deadly skills he never wanted to learn.That doesn't mean he won't use them. For the Irish, family is everything. Their loyalty to each other is unbreakable, but Conor McBride thought his had reached its limit. He’d spent years trying to undo the damage of a betrayal that humiliated him, ended his career, and nearly landed him in prison for a crime he never committed. The man responsible for it all disappeared long ago. Conor never thought of searching for him, but now a secretive stranger from London has traveled to his farm in the west of Ireland asking him to do exactly that. Wanting to refuse but knowing he can’t, Conor accepts a job he doesn’t want, acquiring deadly skills he never wanted to learn. He’s an ordinary man, but before long he will hardly recognize himself. He will disappear into a ruthless new identity on the tumultuous streets of India, joining allies he doesn’t trust in a dangerous game without rules. He will learn to shoot, lie, steal and smother his humanity under layers of tradecraft, all in service to the one goal of finding the man who took everything from him – his brother, Thomas McBride.Thomas has one last chance for redemption, and Conor will do whatever it takes to find him before it’s too late. Because the bond between brothers goes on forever, even after betrayal.Family is everything.With gripping stories, stunningly evocative settings, and a cast of richly drawn characters headlined by an irresistible hero, reviewers are raving about this unique series.Gold Medal Winner for Fiction, Readers Favorite AwardsWinner, Finalist Medal for Best Action/Adventure, Next Generation Indie Book AwardsSemi-Finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller, Kindle Book AwardsB.R.A.G. Medallion Recipient “A true international thriller!”“…an intense adrenaline-pumping plot with all the twists and turns you would expect from the genre and an irresistible hero. Kudos to Guare for creating my new literary crush.”“I was totally glued to the novel, and stayed up late last night as I was so captivated with the book.”“…unlike a lot of suspense/thrillers I've read, the characters were really complex and vivid. Conor McBride is an especially great character and I hated to have the book end because I wanted to spend more time with him.”“If you like suspense novels, you'll love this one! Conor McBride is not your typical detective/spy.”“…pages and pages of sheer action that kept me glued to my kindle for a whole night!” “I found myself worrying about Conor while I was at work and not reading!”“Absolutely terrific book…The characters are grand, especially the hero.”Scroll up to grab your copy of the first installment in this action-packed thriller/suspense series.Categories: Thrillers and mysteries best sellers, thrillers 100 must reads, espionage and spy series novels, international mysteries, hard-boiled crime, amateur sleuth, mystery series, thriller series, irish mysteries, irish series, amateur sleuth

Freedom Square: A Gripping International Thriller Featuring Jenna Royal and The Company

Ex-elite agent Jenna Royal will stop at nothing to track down the sister who betrayed her. She will risk her mission... she will risk her life... but will she risk the lives of her team-mates to get justice?Eastern Europe stands on the brink of a new Russian invasion. Insurgents and fake protesters stir up trouble on the streets and the mighty Russian war machine is poised across the border. On a mission to stop the protests turning into a bloody invasion, Jenna, Eva and Dan must use every tactic in the book... and even then it may not be enough. Overwhelming odd, conspiracy and a burning desire for revenge work against them at every level.  But if Jenna loses... so will everybody else.If you enjoy high-octane, page-turning, adventures, this book is for you. If you love the Jet series, Konkoly, Dawson and Reacher, you'll love FREEDOM SQUARE. Freedom Square is a thrilling short read series with cliff-hangers and a memorably explosive ending.Freedom Square - Book 5 of the Last Line series - can be enjoyed as a standalone adventure. And for tons more Last Line thrills, search for the discounted full length Last Line boxed set.Freedom Square - A Last Line adventure thriller featuring Jenna Royal and The CompanyCategorised as:International ThrillerLiterature and Fiction Pulp ThrillerConspiracy ThrillerMens Action and Adventure Womens Action and AdventureTravel Adventure Fiction Pulp Thriller

No More Secrets: Book 1 - International espionage payback. (The Tom Wilder Thriller Series) Kindle Edition

Will this be Afghanistan War Hero Tom Wilder’s missionimpossible?It’s his awesome task to guard a ground-breaking high-techweapon of war. It has the power to bring a country to its knees. The Russians, theChinese and the world’s most ruthless arms dealer are all setting out to stealit. Can Wilder and his small elite team keep this Armageddon weapon out of thehands of these ruthless people? Failure to do so could change irrevocably thebalance of power around the world.This gripping thriller of international espionage races fromNew York to London, to Moscow, the Crimea and Beijing. If you enjoy the likesof Jack Reacher, you’ll love Tom Wilder. Meet him today – “a great new hero onthe block” as one prominent book reviewer has labelled him. Local radio station interview with the AuthorQ. – Listeners sometimes ask what starts people writing? A. – In my case, some forty years ago, when I was briefly between jobs, I had time on my hands. I read quite a lot and became fascinated by the intricate plotting of the likes of a John Grisham thriller and I thought I’d try my hand at it.Q. – And how did that go? A. – Though I later went on to collaborate with a professional screenplay writer to turn my book into a thriller for television, the book itself might have gone better if I hadn’t got a new job at exactly the same time as I got an Agent – and I don’t think she was best pleased when I gave my new job higher priority than my writing.Q. – So you didn’t pursue writing as a career then, what about now? A. – I’ve been very lucky in life; I was badgered by one of my twenty-something year old grandchildren a little while back to write my autobiography. As I was born before World War II, I’d seen the huge changes the war itself brought, then post-war rationing, the difficulties of the fifties, the excitement of the sixties and so on. As I said, I’ve been so lucky in life that I titled the book ‘Lucky, Lucky Me’. But at seventy-nine years of age now, I’m a bit late for yet another career and I write for the pleasures of it.Q. – And what are those pleasures? A. – The challenge and fun of plotting a thriller, especially if one wants it to be pacy, to include lots of action, to provide readers with a few hours of enjoyable escape during the daily commute to or from work or while lazing on holiday. It’s fun to be able to throw in unusual characters, maybe also assassinations, kidnapping and so on.Q, - Although “Whatever it Takes” is fiction, are your books based on reality? A. – Very much so. Although one of the next great technological leaps forward will be in quantum computers, it’s still in its infancy as I write. I’ve just speeded up its development. In time, I’m sure it will have some of the extraordinary and frightening powers that I’ve given Gemini. Though I wouldn’t dare claim to be some kind of H.G.Wells – foretelling the future – I’m sure something like Gemini will come along.Q. – Why did you decide to publish on Amazon and other eBook channels? A. – I believe that even the immensely successful J.K.Rowling had her first Harry Potter book turned down by something like a dozen publishing houses. I’m too old to afford the time going the traditional publishing route. Although one still has to write the very best book one can, publishing it through the likes of Amazon and Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and is so easy, if one has a story to tell they get it out to readers where it night not via the traditional route.

Back Ender

Pinto is a middle level officer in the Internal Security Agency, or ISA who discovers, through a series of episodic experiences that the template for catching spies is not the gun toting flamboyance of James Bond. Nor, for that matter, is it the dull grey world of Smiley’s People. Much of it is patient pursuit and back end planning lit by the occasional flash of brilliance. Yet, even if there are no adrenaline spikes and meetings in the shadows of the gloaming; Pinto enjoys his job with the all the mental challenges and the perseverance it requires. Like in any other government department, Pinto too has to deal with failing room coolers, an aging car and the quirks of officialdom; but there is a professional core in the organization that, with good humour, sensitivity and patience, is able to carry the day. The book also has side stories that, though occasionally anecdotal, paint Pinto’s life in vibrant colours.