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The Templar’s Secret (Templar Adventures Book 4)

by C.M. Palov

When the pope unexpectedly dies, a plot is put into play to seize the papacy. It is masterminded by a shadowy conspirator known as Irenaeus. Aided by members of Santa Muerte, a satanic brotherhood, Irenaeus is desperate to obtain a lost gospel written by one of the Three Magi which reputedly shatters the myth of the most enigmatic man in all of history – Jesus of Nazareth. Irenaeus intends to use the Evangelium Gaspar to blackmail the Vatican conclave, and he will stop at nothing to retrieve it . . . including the brutal abduction of a young Oxford student.

Caedmon Aisquith, Templar expert and former MI5 operative, receives an ominous ransom demand – â??find the Evangelium Gaspar or your kidnapped daughter will be killed.’ Hurled into a dangerous labyrinth of Templar intrigues, Caedmon and his assistant, photographer Edie Miller, race against time as they attempt to solve a series of clues involving esoteric symbols and artfully encoded riddles. All the while staying one step ahead of the bloodthirsty members of Santa Muerte.

From India to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, and finally to a Merovingian church in the heart of Paris, Caedmon hunts the most explosive secret of all – a two-thousand-year-old cover-up that will forever change the course of history.

The Templar’s Secret is an epic quest that perfectly combines esoteric lore and thrilling intrigue.

PRAISE FOR C.M. PALOV’S NOVELS:

“Fans of Dan Brown and Steve Berry will be enthralled.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“The action starts right from the beginning and doesn’t stop until the dramatic ending.” – Suspense Magazine

“Crackles with tension and imagination from the first to the last page.” – Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“Heart-stopping suspense, ancient mysteries, and rollercoaster action that will have you turning pages well into the night.” – James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author

“One action-packed and adrenaline-inducing ride.” – RT Review

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: C.M. Palov is the internationally published author of the TEMPLAR SERIES (Ark of Fire, The Templar’s Code, The Templar’s Quest, and The Templar’s Secret), esoteric thrillers that mix history, mystery and fast-paced action. Palov’s books have been translated into eleven languages.



Murder at the High School Reunion (Book 5 Dekker Cozy Mystery Series)

by Steve Demaree

In the fifth book in this series, Lt. Dekker gets an advance warning that he might be investigating a couple of murders when two people turn up missing after a high school reunion. When those bodies do indeed turn up, the lieutenant and his sergeant sidekick go to work. They start by interviewing everyone who attended that high school reunion. In their favor is the fact that not a lot of people attended the reunion, but it doesn’t help them any when they find out that everyone hated one of the victims, but none of them appear guilty of murder.



Deceitful Moon (The Second Manny Williams Thriller) (Manny Williams Series Book 2)

by Rick Murcer

**New Edition**

Detective Manny Williams and his partner, Sophie Lee, are called to the scene of a disturbing and gruesome murder at Lansing’s local adult playhouse, the White Kitty. The circumstances surrounding the ex-con’s murder rocket deeper into the bizarre as the forensic evidence reveals more questions than answers.

As he begins his investigation, Manny is interrupted by a phone call that shakes his world. His nemesis, serial killer Dr. Fredrick Argyle, has killed again, and sent the evidence to prove it. Argyle’s heinous actions force Manny and Sophie back to the Caribbean. All the while, the body count rises in his city.

Two serial killers. Each threatening to change his life forever. One succeeds.

“Few have mastered the art of following their first blockbuster with an even more engaging, more thrilling, more unpredictable book…until Rick Murcer released Deceitful Moon. It takes your breath away on so many levels, from spine-tingling suspense and thrills, to emotional, poignant moments that leave an imprint so deep you can’t wait to read his next book. Murcer hits a moon-shot home run with Deceitful Moon. Actually, he knocks it all the way out of the park!”

John W. Mefford, Best-selling suspense author of COMMITTED

(This is the second Manny Williams Thriller)



And The Earth Moved (Amber Reed CCIA Mystery Book 1)

by Zanna Mackenzie

“Addictive new series, approach only if you are willing to read into the early hours of the morning!!!”

“Romantic comedy mixed with celebrity murder mystery”

“Likeable characters in a fun read with plenty of excitement to keep it pacey.”

One minute you’re at work making up horoscopes for the local paper, the next you’re teaming up with a sexy secret agent called Charlie and trying to help solve a case for the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency…

Amber’s making up the horoscopes for the local paper and wishing for some excitement in her life when she gets a phone call offering her just that.

The call? Heartthrob actor Ennis McKarthy, her old uni boyfriend, begs her for a favour. His brother Joel has been found is dead – in very suspicious circumstances.

Desperate to keep the story out of the newspapers and solve the mystery of his brother’s death as fast as possible, Ennis has called in the specialists in the shape of the CCIA. The Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency has just the man for the job – their top agent Charlie Huxton.

But Ennis, stalked by journalists and paparazzi, doesn’t trust a stranger to handle the case on his own and keep quiet about what he might discover so he pleads with Amber, wanting her to shadow Charlie throughout the investigation.

Much to Amber’s surprise Charlie eventually agrees, leaving her wondering why. What’s he up to?

Charlie and Amber delve into Joel’s death and soon have their hands full with questioning potential suspects and the victim’s irate ex-girlfriend. Then they discover they’re battling something far more dangerous than they could ever have expectedâ?¦and it’s not just their growing attraction for each other.

Maybe Amber’s life is about to get too excitingâ?¦



Rebuilding Paris (The 10 records- The book of life)

by Anabelle Seymour

Rebuilding Paris is a poignant tale of shattered dreams and new beginnings.

In the midst of a promising adolescence, sixteen-year-old Paris has her faith and innocence cruelly stolen one sinister night. Shamed and spiraling out of controlâ??she leaves Oklahoma to escape the constant anguish she’s been forced to endure.

Four years later, life has become somewhat manageable. Paris lives in a sleepy Colorado ski town and waitresses to make ends meet. She’s made some friends, but every relationship is superficial and no one knows the haunting truth of why she’s there.

All she’s focused on is getting through the days, one by one.

Luke is a local snowboarder and gives lessons at the lodge Paris works at. When a mutual friend suggests he take Paris on as a student, he agrees. She’s beautiful and he’s inexplicably drawn to her, but the last thing he’s looking for is a girlfriend. He still hasn’t gotten over the injury that dashed his Olympic dreams and, though he’s physically healed, he’s lost his drive.

An unexpected bond forms after Paris reluctantly signs up for Luke’s class and they find themselves sharing their darkest secrets. Paris starts to loosen control of her carefully constructed world and discovers Luke is someone she can trust. A glimmer of hope begins to flicker for both of them, but everything changes when she comes face to face with the nightmare she left behind.

And now it may be too late for anyone to get a second chance.

Author Anabelle Seymour has created two empathetic characters who are struggling to overcome life’s greatest pains and disappointments, while finding the courage to face an unknown future.



Death in Uptown: A Paul Whelan Mystery

by Michael Raleigh

“This series is a small treasure.” â??BOOKLIST

A killer terrorizes Chicago’s diverse Uptown neighborhood. Private investigator Paul Whelan’s specialty is tracking down missing persons, but when his good friend is found slain in an alley, Whelan is steered down a path of violence as he searches for answers.

His investigation is interrupted by the arrival of an attractive young woman, Jean Agee, who is on her own search for her missing brother. But as clues lead Whelan to believe the two cases may be connected, the body count rises quickly, and he finds himself racing to catch a killer before he strikes again.



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