Free mystery and thriller Kindle books for 07 Aug 17

THE SOURCE (The Matt Edwards Series Book 1)

by S.K. Burki

THE SOURCE is an espionage thriller involving the career of a CIA case officer (Matt Edwards) in Pakistan who has a mysterious Al Qaeda asset providing selective operational details for generous remuneration.

THE SOURCE reveals how treachery and greed are workplace hazards in the spy business; trust has to be earned and even then is fleeting. Yet despite the betrayal and the killing, there is honor, sacrifice and love.

By 2000, the CIA realized that penetration of Al Qaeda’s inner circle in Pakistan was practically impossible given the highly compartmentalized and paranoid nature of its leadership.

Then, on an early March evening, a man in Pashtun attire on a motorcycle tossed a large manila envelope to Edwards as he strolled from his bungalow to the American Club next door on Circular Road in Peshawar’s University Town. Matt Edwards was the CIA’s Section Chief, â??officially’ the Vice Consul at the U.S. Consulate.

The envelope contained photos and documents which included details on an Al Qaeda sleeper cell in Brooklyn, along with the cell’s operational plans to execute an attack on New York City’s subway system. This got his attention, but the accompanying instructions were unorthodox in his line of work: â??the asset’ who provided this intelligence bonanza was essentially recruiting Edwards as his ‘control officer.’

This anonymous source -soon to earn the code name COWBOYâ??would turn out to be a trove of information but it proved to be selective as the CIA learned the hard way. Subsequent disclosures, after generous compensation, averted destruction of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad by a hijacked Pakistani Army helicopter but failed to give warning about other American targets.

Al Qaeda’s leadership suspected there was a traitor in their midst who must be silenced. Future operations against the Great Satan, especially â??the Manhattan Raid,’ must not be compromised.

THE SOURCE reveals how treachery and greed are workplace hazards in the spy business; trust has to be earned and even then is fleeting. Yet despite the betrayal and the killing, there is honor, sacrifice and love.



The Curved Blades : A Fleming Stone Mystery

by Carolyn Wells

When wealthy heiress Lucy Carrington is found murdered in the bedroom of her Long Island estate, suspects abound: the rich woman’s pretty niece, the social secretary, the cousin who managed her finances, the suspicious maid, a mysterious “count” and even the strange neighbor. With police baffled, master criminologist Fleming Stone is called in. But in a romantic twist, the great detective loses his heart to the primary suspect. Will she reciprocate? Will he get too close to her to solve the mystery ofâ?¦Â The Curved Blades … Curl up with this classic cozy whodunit from Carolyn Wells, author of The Clue.



The Time Stopping People

by Kristy Evans Beckwith

*Each book of this novella series is 50-70 pages long*

Calise Thomas looks through a crowded room.
What she isn’t expecting to find is Chris.

He offers to take her home, but she doesn’t leave his side so easily. She insists on joining him and his elite team at their special training grounds in the deep woods of Ohio. Without hesitation, she goes along with Chris to the farthest end of the state. Right away, she meets his mysterious posse. They start mocking her attendance and teasing her for being new. But she trains with them anyway and takes on her role as a Collector.

Meanwhile, a mark starts forming on her shoulder, one that matches the rest of her teammates. She’s initiated. A magic cloud consumes her for the first time, and she discovers people (like herself) are living in a secluded structure underground, as well as collaborating with ‘the outsiders’. The Collectors are one aspect of an entire new world she never knew existed.



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