Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 28 Sep 14

A Killing Rain (Louis Kincaid Book 6)

by P.J. Parrish

“From the startling opening to the stunning finale, a masterpiece of shock and surprise, a gritty Florida tale told with relentless skill. P.J. Parrish’s best book yet.” â?? Mystery Scene magazine

Shamus and Anthony Award finalist!

A deep freeze is bearing down on the Florida Everglades, the kind of brutal storm the locals call a killing rain. For detective Louis Kincaid, the coldest night of the year has brought a terrifying new chill — the kidnapping of a boy who has come to look up to Louis as a father-figure. But Louis soon realizes this is not a routine kidnapping. It is the start of a killing spree by two ruthless men who are using the boy as a pawn in a deadly game. With time running out, Kincaid must track his twisted adversaries who are one step away from committing the ultimate horror.

“Not many authors today so successfully combine an examination of the characters’ psychological lives with hardcore action and unrelenting suspense the way that Parrish can…truly compelling reading.” â?? Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel



Crown of Thorns – The Race To Clone Jesus Christ : (BOOK TWO): The sequel to Book One

by IAN C.P. IRVINE

Book Two of a Two Part Series: Please read Book One first. Book One is currently FREE, so download it today!

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For fans of Dan Brown, John Grisham, and David Baldacci, Crown of Thorns is a fictional thriller which takes place in the field of genetics and human cloning.

Hugely controversial, you will either love this book or hate it. Some will feel challenged and uncomfortable by the topic it deals with, and others will be drawn into it and unable to put it down… the question is, what will you think?

A young student at Oxford University has an idea for his doctor’s thesis (Ph.D.), which fulfils not only the criteria for â??originality’, but goes far beyond it. For if Jason Dyke is right, his idea will soon change the world and shift the delicate balance of power from one nation to another.

Jason’s idea is simple: In the genetics laboratory at Oxford University, he will clone Jesus Christ.

But when the CIA finds out about his plan, the President of America realises that if the UK succeeds, the balance of power will shift from the USA to Europe. And he realises that the only way to stop this happening is for America to create its very own clone of Jesus Christ.

The race is on…

Genetics is the future. In the coming years, or maybe even months, the single most important scientific development in the history of mankind will be the development of human cloning. This book is based upon a simple idea, which takes the inevitable science of human cloning, one step further.

What makes this book stand out from other novels that deal with a similar concept is the way the author makes the science seem plausible, by explaining simply what genetics is and how cloning works. By leading the reader through the latest advances in cloning techniques until even the impossible seems possible, the reader cannot help but get sucked into the story. Right to the very end the author successfully maintains the thrill of the ride, and manages to keep a surprise up his sleeveâ?¦

Whoever reads this book will never forget it. And they will askâ?¦.one of two questions:-

1: Is it really possible?

2: When will it happen?

Please note: Crown of Thorns is also available in an Omnibus Edition containing Book One and Book Two (See Author’s Page)

Author’s Note: If you are a fan of Ian C.P. Irvine’s work, please watch out for his latest novel : London 2005 : â??Marrying Slovakia’ (A Romantic Thriller of the Heart), which is being published on May 15th .

Reviews for Crown of Thorns Omnibus Edition:-

Five Stars: By B Baynes “Head Bookworm” (Worcestershire, England)

I just happened on this book while browsing through Amazon to find things to download to my Kindle. The premise of the book captured my interest so I duly downloaded it. And, I loved it! The story is utter nonsense, let’s be honest – recreating Jesus Christ through cloning?! But, it is written in such an engaging manner that I found myself drawn in unwittingly. Mid-read, I actually broke my ankle and I found myself begging my family to bring my Kindle to the hospital so I could continue reading the book! I would recommend this highly to any one else, with the proviso that they suspend belief and read it for what it is – a truly interesting and captivating piece of fiction!

Five Stars: By Mr. A. Zabinec (Notts, UK)

Browsing the Kindle store for something to ‘unwind’ me, I chanced upon this excellent gem of a book. To my mind, the Author mirrors perfectly the Biblical events of Jesus’ birth 2000 years ago and the subsequent ‘Revelations’ predicted for our time. The Characters are totally believable, able to deduce and thwart the plans of the Americans and British governments and to hide the true Messiah. A well thought out and researched book by the author, I was totally absorbed in it from start to finish. Believers & non believers alike will enjoy this thumping good read!!!



The Memory Closet

by Ninie Hammon

What really happened to Laughs in the Wind?

When Anne Mitchell was 11 years old, something happened to her that erased the whole first decade of her life, and 25 years later, she has come home to re-claim her past.

Oh, she gets it. She understands that something profoundly evil lurks in the swirling purple haze of her amnesia.

For 25 years, she was enslaved by what she called the “Boogie Man”– images from her lost childhood that appeared in the shadows behind her reflection in mirrors and wine glasses, haunted her dreams and attacked her in screaming night terrors. Fear of facing that secret held her hostage. Like a schoolyard bully, it twisted her arm behind her back and forced her to accept that her life began in the dirt beside the ditch where the family station wagon burned like hell had opened up a crack in the world right there in the back seat.

Then the monster shattered her career. 

And Anne saw him in her dying mother’s eyes. With her last breath, Susan Mitchell begged for her daughter’s forgiveness. She didn’t mean for it to happen, she gasped, but she’ll burn in hell for what she did all the same. 

What did her mother do? Anne has to know. 

So she has come home to a small Texas prairie town to live with her crazy grandmother in the rambling old house where she grew up to take her stand against the Boogie Man. But Anne isn’t really prepared for how expensive remembering might be. The cost of her memories could very well be her sanity. 

Each new revelation loosens Anne’s grip on reality.

Surely her crazy grandmother didn’t do THAT to Anne’s beloved parakeet! Yes, the old woman DID! No … actually, she didn’t. The horror that attacks her in the garage–it can’t possibly be real…can it? 

And most important: what happened to the little girl with a face like a china doll whose name was Laughs in the Wind? 

The Boogie Man knows. 

He also knows Anne’s here. He knows it’s showtime. And he knows what she doesn’t–that Anne might very well have to pay for her past with her future, that the cost of remembering could be her life.

GOODREADS AND AMAZON.COM

READERS’ PRAISE

  • Hammon writes stories full of empathy, raw honesty and grace. Her characters are memorable, the dialogue believable. No Ninie Hammon book allows you to coast through without being changed. Bestselling author Eric Wilson, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer
  • A psychological suspense story with a female protagonist who has amnesia. That’s the premise of this women’s fiction. It’s about what happened that erased Anne Mitchell’s past. But what remembering might mean to her future remains a mystery. Thrillers and suspense lovers will gobble this novel up. CityPM
  • Just when you think you know what’s going on (just like Anne) WHAM, there’s something more to it. The story unfolds like a graceful origami animal that sinks it’s teeth in and doesn’t let go. Loretta Lynn
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  • Riveting riveting riveting, page turner- all the cliches- but they’re true. Ninie Hammon’s ability to weave that magic carpet threaded with emotion, suspense and hope is second to none. Look out Dean Koontz, you have a serious rival! Karen Pillay
  • Ninie Hammon is fast becoming my favorite mystery, thrillers and suspense author. She weaves a magnificent tale in the Memory Closet, a crime fiction story about a woman with amnesia, that tangles the reader up in a web of psychological suspense. The female protagonist, Anne Mitchell, remembers nothing before age 11 and is determined to find her past. A fiction story based on a real crime, this novel’s plot twists and turns until you’re dizzy. If you think you’ve guessed the ending, you’re wrong. T. Fredrick



The Ruth Valley Missing

by Amber West

RONE AWARD FINALIST!

Jameson Quinn is sick of trying to find herself in the big city. After a gallery opening ends in a trip to the ER and an argument with her self-involved boyfriend, she decides to take off for the peace and quiet of a small town â?? Ruth Valley.

The small town has everything Brooklyn lacked: simple people, peaceful surroundings, and a feeling of safety. Jameson even finds the perfect house to rent from the town’s most eligible bachelor, Sheriff Jack. Life is finally headed in a promising direction.

But something isn’t right. A young man is mysteriously injured, then disappears â?? and Jameson finds he isn’t the only person to suddenly vanish. The suspicious behavior of an abrasive nun and a creepy priest set her off on an investigation of what’s really happening. Will she figure out the secrets of Ruth Valley before she’s the next to go missing?



A Thug’s Redemption

by The Author- Yani

When Jamal decides to take matters into his own hands by avenging his best friend’s murder, he is forced into the street life, forever in debt to his cousin Samir, one of Philadelphia’s biggest drug lords. After finding love, separating himself from the game and turning his life around, fate comes into play when a desperate act by his younger brother Shawn, brings back the haunting night from Jamal’s past. Secrets are revealed and Jamal is forced back into the street life to save his brother, as well as himself. In this story about friendship, love and the dangers of North Philly streets, Jamal will soon learn that mistakes are hard to clean up and will cost him dearly in the end.



GUNNER (Alton Rhode Mysteries #5)

by Lawrence De Maria

The brutal murder of a Medal of Honor winner from the Vietnam War, staged as a robbery, has unintended consequences. The killer, a hired assassin, is himself a veteran of more recent American wars and feels betrayed by the people who hired him to gun down a man he now reveres as a comrade. The outraged assassin will now use the $20,000 “blood money” he was paid for the murder to seek revenge.

But he has a problem. When on “assignment,” he uses cutouts and secret accounts, and has no way to find out who ordered the hit.

But he knows someone who can. Someone he has trusted with his life in the past. Someone who has a reputation for doing the impossible.

GUNNER is the fifth in the series of Alton Rhode mysteries. Featuring the masterful thriller dialogue and humor that is the hallmark of this series, it is a twisty tale of betrayal, avarice and sex — where the usual suspects may not pan out. Multibillion-dollar New York City projects and upstate New York politics clash in GUNNER, which also typically places some otherwise nefarious characters on the side of the angels when the body count rises and the real villains are unmasked.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lawrence De Maria is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist who cut his teeth on financial corruption at The New York Times and Forbes. His other thrillers and mysteries in the Alton Rhode and Jake Scarne series do not have to be read in order, but he believes to do so will enhance the reader’s experience.

ALTON RHODE MYSTERIES (in order):

Capriati’s Blood

Laura Lee

Siren’s Tears

Sister

Gunner

JAKE SCARNE THRILLERS (in order):

Sound of Blood

Madman’s Thirst

Killerfest

The Viron Conspiracy

A tenth thriller, HURRICANE FATS, features CIA agent/assassin COLE SUDDEN. It is likely we haven’t heard the last of SUDDEN.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

According to John Crudele of the New York Post, Alton Rhode has “a touch of Bourne, a dash of Bond and a sprig of Spenser.”

“While De Maria may have been an award-winning financial reporter, he’s an awfully good fiction writer as well.” (THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS)

“What is really almost beyond belief is how easily De Maria has transitioned from the dry world of financial reporting to the wild and lavish world of novel writing.” (THE COLLIER CITIZEN)

De Maria is “a master of thriller dialogue.” (THE WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF BOOKS)



The Nest

by Jason W Brown

A series of grisly and cryptic murders strike the city of Phoenix, Arizona, where the lead detective finds himself as prime suspect and the object of a twisted, psychological murder-game.



The Trojan Virus

by Derek Boen

Is America prepared for an Ebola outbreak?

An ecotourism group goes missing from the wilds of Borneo, only to turn up dead, their bodies ravaged by a mysterious virus. But there’s something sinister about the manner in which they died. An accidental infection is out of the question. An experiment?

When the forces of nature meet the devious mind of man, a genetically engineered virus is created combining the lethality of the Ebola virus with the ease of spread of the common cold.

The result: the perfect biological weapon.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Sylvia Taylor is in a race to track down the madman behind it all. Failure would not only mean the death of the one she loves, but set off a global pandemic . . . the likes of which the world has never seen.

Frighteningly realistic, THE TROJAN VIRUS is a medical thriller exploring how advanced technology could be abused. This could happen today.



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