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Plague Wars: Infection Day: The First Trilogy: Three apocalyptic sci-fi technothriller adventures (Plague Wars Series Book 12)

From Hugo and Dragon Award finalist and Amazon bestselling author David VanDyke, and Ryan King--the first three books of the acclaimed Plague Wars apocalyptic series in one big volume!When the Eden Plague is loosed upon the world, the forces of order and chaos, good and evil must battle it out in a struggle for control and supremacy. A PTSD-damaged combat medic, a female Marine with no legs and a sniper with no remorse might be its only hope of survival. Can these flawed heroes drive back those who would enslave humanity? Or will the darkness spread and swallow them up?Begin your journey through the epic saga of the Plague Wars with the gripping first three books of the bestselling apocalyptic series, for the first time in one enormous volume. Plague Wars: Infection Day follows in the apocalyptic thriller and military-adventure science fiction traditions of Stephen King, Harry Turtledove and SM Stirling.Plague Wars: Infection Day- The Eden Plague- Reaper's Run- Skull's Shadows- Eden's Exodus- Apocalypse Austin- Nearest NightPlague Wars: Alien Invasion- The Demon Plagues- The Reaper Plague- The Orion Plague- Cyborg Strike- Comes the Destroyer- Forge and SteelPlague Wars: Stellar Conquest- Starship Conquest (First Conquest)- Desolator: Conquest- Tactics of Conquest- Conquest of Earth- Conquest and Empire

The Signal: A First Contact That Would Drag Our World Towards Armageddon. (Earth Song)

For decades radio telescopes have scoured the skies for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence but have found none. Why? Could it be we really are alone in the universe? Or is it that the truth has been withheld from us by a global conspiracy of silence?When radio telescope operators Lauren Stelleck, a woman with a special gift enabling her to literally see certain sounds, and Steve Andrews, a diehard sci-fi geek, detect a signal like no other at Jodrell Bank in England, a chain of events is unleashed that propels Earth towards all-out nuclear war. Can Lauren and Steve unlock the secret of the signal before our species tears itself apart?The Signal is a prequel novella to the Earth Song series and the Fractured Light trilogy, and is part of the Multiverse Chronicles, an epic series of interlinked stories that follows the struggle of humanity to survive across parallel universes.Watch the skies because the darkness is coming for us.What Readers Are Saying...★★★★★ "This book was a total blast - a lean, fast-paced, intelligent sci-fi thriller that reads like the very best of classic (and classy) British sci-fi. Taut, contained, with an almost real-time feel to it, it's a perfect read-it-in-one-sitting page-turner. Will I be back for the follow up books? Oh yes!"★★★★★ "I am so pleased that I am rather late at this party and the remaining books are already published and I don't have to wait. That's it. I have something urgent to do now. Read the next book in the series."★★★★★ "What a thoroughly enjoyable short story and a brilliant introduction to the Earth Song series. I came across Nick Cook's book by accident, and boy am I glad I did. Decided to start with this book first, then move on the Earth Song series. Nick is obviously a very accomplished writer as I stayed up into the small hours to complete this book. A brilliant story with really good characters too. I shall be reading all his books now!"★★★★★  "Superbly written short story. Great characters and plot with twists and turns on almost every page. A great introduction to Nick Cook's work!" Author Note: For my friends across the Pond please note this book is written in UK English and uses single quotes rather than double ones. Yes, Brits are weird like that! Please also note that there is the occasional use of strong language in The Signal and the story deals with adult themes. Recommended age is 16+.The Signal is the prequel to Earth Song and is part of the Multiverse Chronicles, an epic series of interlinked stories that includes the Fractured Light trilogy, following humanity’s struggle to survive across parallel universes.Suggested reading order of the Multiverse Chronicles(1) The Signal(2) The Earth Song series, Earth Song, Earth Cry, Earth Shout and coming soon, Earth Shriek. (3) The Fractured Light trilogy, Fractured Light, Fading Light, Death of Light (please note although these have been written with teenager protagonists they are written as crossovers suitable for everyone). The events covered in this trilogy occur after the Earth Song series.

A Fragile World (The Mandelbrot Files Book 2)

A sleepy morning in Sydney Australia is suddenlyturned into chaos when terrorists attack a Catholic primary school.When the dust finally settles all the terrorists are dead. The real question,however, is who killed them all. Homicide detectives Nappi and Ludloware being tasked with solving the puzzle. But what starts out a simplehomicide investigation soon turns into something far more sinister. Couldit be that our civilization is more fragile than we thought?

Never Say Spy (The Never Say Spy Series Book 1)

…If a kickass middle-aged bookkeeper got sucked into a spy’s life…Despite her fondness for weapons and ripe language, middle-aged Aydan Kelly’s résumé reads ‘bookkeeper’, not ‘badass’. She’s leaving the city to fulfill her dream of country living when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn’t exist. When RCMP officer John Kane kills her attacker, Aydan hopes her troubles are over. But Kane’s investigation implicates her in a techno-espionage plot, and criminal charges become the least of her worries when she finds herself in the crosshairs of the same dangerous group Kane suspects her of aiding.Armed with only her analytical mind, a warped sense of humour, and a penchant for profanity, Aydan faces off against international spies and an RCMP officer who’s not what he seems. Pity her enemies. Because nobody’s tougher than a middle-aged woman who wants her dream back.* * *Thrillers with humour and heartContains coarse language, moderate violence, and sexuality. The story can stand alone but will be more enjoyable if the series is read in order.“Fierce and fantastic – a totally different type of heroine who keeps you clinging to the edge of your seat!” If Janet Evanovich’s quirky humour met Robert Ludlum’s taut thrillers, the Never Say Spy series would be their love child: racy, fun, and action-packed.Books in the series:Book 1: Never Say SpyBook 2: The Spy Is CastBook 3: Reach For The SpyBook 4: Tell Me No SpiesBook 5: How Spy I AmBook 6: A Spy For A SpyBook 7: Spy, Spy AwayBook 8: Spy Now, Pay LaterBook 9: Spy HighBook 10: Spy Away HomeBook 11: The Spies That BindBook 12: Kiss And Say Good SpyBook 13: Once Burned, Twice SpyBook 14: Friends In Spy PlacesBook 15: A Spy For HelpBook 16: Spy In The SkyMore books coming...Themes: thriller, humorous, strong female lead, racy & risque, mystery, fun, women sleuths, espionage, middle-aged protagonist, spy thriller series, women sleuths series, mystery series, amateur sleuths, female protagonist, action-packed, government agents, small towns, technothrillers, women's adventure, tough women

Second Skyn: A Cyberpunk Action Thriller (Lost Time Book 1)

For fans of Blade Runner, Altered Carbon, and the Matrix—a mind-bending sci-fi action blockbuster that'll keep you guessing all the way to the end.They say you never forget the first time you die.Toronto Police Service Detective Finsbury Gage knows this better than anyone. Now that he's gone digital, he sees his death every time he closes his eyes—he and his wife, smeared across the highway after a malfunctioning bit-head ran them down in a stolen urban assault vehicle. Fin hung together long enough for the Second Skyn recovery team to rescue his fading thoughts from his ruined body and implant them in a custom-grown bioSkyn. His wife wasn't so lucky.Finsbury's been gifted a second chance, but the only thing keeping him from blowing his plastic brains out is that 2.57 seconds of vivid memory running on repeat through his head, the one that contains a instant's glimpse of his killer's face. The police couldn't find the man responsible, and now the only evidence is locked up in Finsbury's brand new mind.Driven to find his killer, Finsbury falls into a dangerous underworld of hackable minds and enhanced bodies, where death is cheap, and memory all that matters. But once he's tasted the power of living at the speed of light, able to predict seconds into the future, how will he ever go back? And once he's relaxed his grip on humanity, how far will he let it slip in the name of finding justice for the woman he loves?Finsbury's going to find the man who stole his future, no matter what he has to do.Or what he must become.***Second Skyn is the first book in the Lost Time series, a hard-edged cyberpunk noir in the spirit of Phillip K. Dick, Neal Stephenson, and William Gibson. If you love your sci-fi relentless and armed with twists, this is what you've been looking for.

The Tesla Secret, Book 1

When a Stanford University physicist is kidnapped and whisked away to a top-secret research facility near Moscow, he finds that a Russian oligarch has developed a “free energy” machine based on the lost work of Nikola Tesla. There, he is forced to finish developing the earthshaking invention. If perfected, the machine will provide unlimited, pollution-free electrical energy extracted from the earth’s very atmosphere. In so doing, it would make the oil, gas and alternative energy industries obsolete. It could also solve the world’s problems with poverty and perhaps even climate change.Torn between his scientific ego and the fact that people driven by profit alone are in control of technology that has such monumental humanitarian potential, the professor reluctantly begins to help with the project. Working side-by-side with him is a beautiful woman from Tajikistan who has special knowledge related to the device’s operation and is also being held against her will. The professor soon develops feelings for her, and they both try to escape, which takes them on a harrowing chase through Moscow. The two are relentlessly pursued not only by the Russian oligarch and his henchmen, but by an oil industry cartel who will stop at nothing to keep the disruptive technology hidden from the world.Readers of Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, Blake Crouch, and Nelson DeMille will enjoy this exciting, well-researched techno-thriller.

The Ravagers Box Set: Episodes 1-3

In the distant future, humanity staggers against wave after wave of population decimating catastrophes, and hope fades as the extinction point draws near.They find a time capsule carrying with it the knowledge of the past, technology that allows them to rise above their meager existence. Within a few generations, they've built walled cities to protect them from predators they'd learned to fear, bustling commerce, and telecommunications capabilities that connect people and businesses.They've also restored the means to make war. Two great factions control East and West, each preparing to fight while hoping war never comes. Humanity wouldn't dare fight a great war so soon after nearing extinction.But there are some who would prefer those astonishingly low population counts. And they'll unleash a weapon unlike any other in human history to achieve those ends.Five people with varying levels of knowledge and responsibility of those plans live their last normal day, unaware that they'll be fighting for their lives against a weapon which cannot be stopped.But somehow, they'll all need to figure out how to survive the unleashing of... the Ravagers.---Be sure to get Episode Four, Retaliate, now for uninterrupted reading!

The Judas Cypher: A Futuristic Crime Thriller (The Synth Crisis Book 1)

When machine murders man, one detective is the world’s only hope of preventing an all-out-war...Dhata Mays has become used to living on the fringes. Unlike most of humanity, the detective treats the synth population with the respect they deserve. But when a gruesome murder points to a synth as the perpetrator, Dhata must do everything in his power to discover an explanation before the case goes public.In a race against time, Dhata discovers a scheme involving cypher hackers, synth prostitutes, and a pair of rival gang bosses that could tear the city apart. When the case puts his loved ones in harm’s way, the investigation becomes personal. For Dhata to keep the uneasy peace, he’ll have to track down the murderers himself, but no one said he had to take them alive.

Dead Zero: An Apocalyptic Zombie Virus Novel

From the bestselling authors of the Invasion and Yesterday's Gone series comes Dead Zero, a gripping biological technothriller that delivers a heart-pumping race against the clock to survive the first wave of the zombie plague ...Taking Grandpa to the mall wasn't supposed to be a life or death (and after death) situation.Thom Sheldon avoids visiting his aging father as much as he possibly can. Even now that Rick started taking a new experimental drug that seems to be helping his Alzheimer's, it's still an unpredictable and rarely pleasant errand.If Thom could avoid visiting his old man without getting guilt-tripped by his wife or hounded by his own conscience, he would.But today Thoms' wife Carly and son Brendan are along for the ride, and there is no getting out of taking Rick to the mall.No one could have guessed that the zombie apocalypse would start near the food court.Except for Rick.This is how the apocalypse starts ...Dead Zero is a stand alone novel built inside of Platt & Truant's Dead World Trilogy, an intelligent, hard science fiction exploration of the zombie subgenre. 

AFTER Life: INFERNO (The NEXT Apocalypse Book 1)

Get ready to fight to the death. You might even have to fight beyond death.AFTER was constructed to save us. When the medical biotech is weaponized, AFTER becomes an agent of warfare. Infected humans transform into rampaging killers. No one is safe. Task Force Officer Daniel Harmon has one job: Stop the epidemic before it escapes a military research lab. As the body count rises, he'll discover a dark conspiracy that will change our fate forever.They will call this Apocalypse. We call it Revolution. On which side will you fall?From the author of This Plague of Days comes a fresh zombie trilogy about technology gone horribly awry. It will feel too real.Scroll up to grab your adventure now!