Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 20 Feb 15

Deadly Coast (A Tom Dugan Novel)

by R.E. McDermott

Deadly Coast, with 35,000 copies sold and a 4.6 star average on over 300 Amazon reviews, is absolutely free (for the first time ever) until February 24, 2015!

So grab your free copy today, and while you’re at it, take this great opportunity to get all three books of the highly acclaimed Dugan series (a $14.85 value) for less than two dollars.

Deadly Straits,
the thrilling first book of the series, with over 130,000 copies sold
and a 4.5 star average rating on over 800 Amazon reviews, is only $0.99.

And Deadly Crossing, the latest Dugan book, is also available for only $0.99 during this limited time offer.

But act now, as this offer expires February 24, 2015!

BOOK DESCRIPTION

DUGAN THOUGHT SOMALI PIRATES WERE BAD NEWS. THEN IT GOT WORSE.

As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely.

With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British goverments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of their crewman is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister — a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction. Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon.

Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the reader from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates — and their victims.



She Rides with Genghis Khan (Catalina & Bonhomme International Spy Team Book 2)

by Pamela Boles Eglinski

Catalina Syrah and Nicholas Bonhomme are back in action. She Rides with Genghis Khan mixes fact with fiction, building layer upon layer of nail-biting suspense as a modern day caravan winds its way along the ancient Silk Road. Treasured documents and secret histories guide them deep into the heart of Mongolia where they seek the burial site of Genghis Khan–one time ruler of the known world and presumed guardian of the all-powerful Buddha Jewel.



Seaside Secrets (Dune House Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

by Cindy Bell

Suzie Allen gets a call to inform her that her estranged Uncle Harry has passed away and has unexpectedly left her Dune House, a beautiful house on the beach that was once a Bed and Breakfast. With her best friend, Mary, going through a messy divorce, the two decide to get away and go to the small town of Garber to see the house.

Despite the stunning setting, the house has been neglected for years and is in a terrible state of disrepair. Suzie and Mary make the decision to refurbish the house together.

But then, Suzie and Mary start finding evidence that maybe Uncle Harry didn’t die of natural causes. Suzie’s investigative background as a journalist takes over and the ladies go on a search to discover what secrets the house holds. Will these secrets reveal a dark side to Suzie’s strange cousin, Jason?

Was the decision to refurbish Dune House the worst mistake of their lives? Or is this the beginning of an exciting new chapter?



Stiff Arm Steal (Miami Jones Florida Mystery Series Book 1)

by A.J. Stewart

A Fun Florida Mystery Series

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The prize trophy of former NFL football hero, part-time media personality and full-time blowhard BJ Baker has been stolen. Baker knows Miami Jones is the only one who can find it. Problem is, he hates Jones. And the feeling is mutual.

Miami takes on a jealous husband, a feisty ex-con and a police detective with a desire to see him take a long walk off a short pier, and he finds that Florida is home to so many retired footballers he could start a pensioner football league. But who is prepared to kill to get their hands on college football’s highest honor?

Ë?Ë?Ë? “Put Spenser and Travis McGee together, and you have Miami Jones…” – Amazon reviewer for the Miami Jones series.

Ë?Ë?Ë? Q&A with the Author:

Q: Why a Florida mystery series?

A: A lot of things came together to make the series happen. Of course I always loved Florida mystery novels, there’s a whole lineage of them. And all those crazy Florida adventures of and Mssrs Hiaasen and Dorsey and co. My family moved to the Sunshine State, and everything about the place made me want to create a bunch of fun loving characters. The kinds of people you’d love to share a beer with, in a casual place with a plate of smoked fish dip. But the kinds of folks who live by their convictions – salt of the earth you might say. There’s a lot of folks like that in Florida, along with more whack jobs per square miles than anywhere I’ve ever been.

Q: Who is Miami Jones? Is he you?

A: He’s not me, let’s start there. He’s got a bucket load more bravado than me. But he’s a thinker. His baseball career didn’t define him, but it did help form him, and I wanted to explore that side of it – the fact that most college sportsmen and women don’t go pro, and those that do mostly don’t last, and somehow that gets looked on as a sad thing. Miami doesn’t believe it is. Pro sports taught Miami to fake it until you make it, but at the same time to never believe your own press. Mostly he doesn’t. He’s too cheeky by half, but don’t we all like the idea of serving up a good one liner when we don’t really have the guts to do it? He’s not one of these private investigators who shoot to kill without repercussions. He feels bad when he acts bad, but it doesn’t stop him doing it if required.

Q: Is he a hard boiled detective?

A: I call him soft boiled. It’s what happens to normal people when left out in the Florida sun. He calls them as he sees them, but he’d never call his girlfriend a dame. She’d tear him a new one if he did.

Q: There’s a sports theme in the series. Is it a men’s adventure?

A: Yes and no. Lots of ladies enjoy sports so that doesn’t mean anything. But the sports are infused in Miami’s thinking, rather than being pervasive in the stories. More than half of my readers on my email list are women, so it might be a men’s adventure, but it’s not just for male readers.

Q: Speaking of women, Miami’s girlfriend knows how to handle him.

A: That she does. I hate those stories and movies where the ‘love interest’ is nothing more than someone to serve the martinis. Danielle is Miami’s equal in every way. She’ll out think him most days, and she even has his measure in most physical endeavors. But she’s still a woman, so she doesn’t see the world in the same way as Miami and ‘the boys’. And that’s a good thing.

Q: Will we see her in her own private eye series?

A: No. For a start, she’s not a gumshoe, she’s a sheriff’s deputy. She believes in the rule of law and doing things by the book. Mostly. That creates some tension between them because Miami can be a little too keen to go off reservation. A police procedural isn’t me. But I like her, so maybe one day she’ll have a wicked sister who becomes a bounty hunter. On second thought, Janet already did that.



The Replacement

by Jason Pellegrini

After a violent altercation with an infamous New York City drug lord, Patrick Sullivan believed his career in law enforcement was over. Yet, not even a year after his resignation, he finds himself back on the job. This time, a detective in the homicide unit.

While battling the ghosts of his past, Patrick and his new partner, veteran detective Jonathan Hawkins, find themselves chasing a killer who is constantly one step ahead of them.

As the body count increases and no substantial leads are discovered, tension between the two cops threatens to boil over. They attempt to coexist as they hunt down a sadistic serial killer who does more than just take his victims’ lives.



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