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Succession of Power: A Political Espionage Thriller

by Tom Berreman

The murder of a United States Senator pulls a Washington lawyer into a deadly conspiracy to swing the political pendulum to the far right, and he is the only one with the power to stop it.

Failure is not an option.

Jason Burke’s successful career as a newly admitted partner to the law firm of Chatfield & Smythe is shattered when his pro bono client, an undocumented hotel maid struggling to avoid deportation, witnesses the interrogation and murder of a United States Senator. His investigation into her subsequent disappearance uncovers the Senator’s role in a powerful ideologue’s diabolical scheme to push the political pendulum to the far right. Successful implementation, utilizing a biological weapon confiscated from a defecting North Korean scientist, will result in the death of countless innocent people, both politicians and civilians.

After multiple attempts on his life to thwart his investigation, and being framed for a murder he didn’t commit, Burke realizes his only option is to fight back and stop the man’s pursuit. He is quickly drawn out of his comfort zone as a trial lawyer in the courtroom to that of a clandestine operative who at times must kill or be killed. Failure will be fatal for him and many others, and push Washington’s political leadership and judicial philosophy to the far right for the foreseeable future.

An outcome not demanded by the American voters, but by the agenda of a single man.

Fast paced, well written and very creative for the genre, Succession of Power is a great read for fans of political action, thriller/suspense, and espionage. A great, riveting combination of thrills, suspense, intelligence, flawed but strong men, action and adventure…, an engrossing story with a fun cast to take you along for this very interesting, exciting and dangerous ride. Cale Owens – Indie Book Reviewers

Restless Earth (Karma’s Children Book 1)

by John Dolan

“It’s not always easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. And sometimes, there are no good guys.”

Four men scattered across the globe. . .
One seeks pleasure
One seeks purpose
One seeks redemption
And one seeks revenge.

A wind is howling around the skyscrapers of New York, through the battlefields of Iraq, and into the bustling streets of Bangkok. It carries with it the fates of these four men: men bound together by chance and history.
Which of them – if any – will survive the tempest?

The “Karma’s Children” series will appeal to lovers of the following book categories: mystery, thriller, crime, Thailand fiction, private investigators, British detectives, and amateur sleuths.

Witness Protection

by Holly Copella

“Witness Protection” – Book One
“Witness Protection 2 – The Return of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” – Book Two
“Witness Protection 3 – Alpha Mike Foxtrot” – Book Three
“Witness Protection 4 – O-Dark-Hundred” – Book Four
“Witness Protection 5 – Outside the Wire” – Book Five
“Witness Protection 6 – Alpha Dogs” – Book Six

After witnessing an execution, a resourceful young woman attempts to disappear while being pursued by a hitman and a handsome federal agent.

A helicopter pilot, Jackie Remus, reluctantly agrees to go on a date with one of her clients, but her date is unexpectedly cut short when she witnesses a man being murdered. After narrowly escaping with her life, she is placed into protective custody. When the safe house is breached, Jackie makes a daring escape from both the hired killers and the handsome FBI agent, who wants to return her to protective custody. With a little help from her sly and crafty friend, Monroe, Jackie is convinced she can disappear until the trial. While on her journey to meet with her friend, she solicits help from a few shady but lovable characters along the way. Although she manages to stay one-step ahead of the hired killers, the federal agent remains in hot pursuit. Will Jackie reach Monroe before she’s captured by the FBI and returned to protective custody? Or will the hired killers silence her first?

Witness Protection is a romantic thriller with some scenes of violence, mild gore, moderate foul language, and intense sexual situations. Holly Copella books do not contain graphic sex scenes.

Deferred Consumption

by Shana James

A wealthy Russian psycho with revenge on his mind, a ruthless banker with daddy issues and a naïve, Texas oilman make Deferred Consumption a story you won’t soon forget.
Twenty-eight year old investment banker, Heather, finds herself in the middle of the Russian’s evil plot to destroy the United States as the son of a banking giant gives him cover. This, as she tries to maintain her relationship with her tennis star fiancé.
Love, lust, lies, intimidation and heartache abound as Heather faces the toughest decisions of her life!

Knocked Off: Misadventures of a Frustrated Mob Princess (A Lucie Rizzo Mystery Book 2)

by Adrienne Giordano

(Previously titled Dog Collar Knockoff)

Being stuck in the old neighborhood is the last thing reluctant mob princess Lucie Rizzo wants. With her new business on the verge of successâ??bada bing!â??she’s ready to go from unemployed to entrepreneur. Lucie’s determined to make a name for herself. One not tarnished by her dad’s mobster rep.

So when an art deal she brokered between clients turns suspicious, it’s up to Lucie to uncover the truth. She might not know the difference between Monet and Manet, but Rizzos are no strangers to jail timeâ??and Lucie refuses to be someone’s prison bitch.

Unless that someone is a tall, blond and Irish cop. Detective Tim O’Brien might be on the wrong side of the law by Rizzo standards, but everything about him is oh-so-right. He’s not shy about making Lucie feel wanted, mafia ties and all. Even joining her crackâ??or crackpotâ??team on the trail of two paintings with equally shady origins.

Valley of Time: The Greatest Journey Ever Taken

by Jeremy D. Holden

What if you could go back to the pivotal moment in time that shaped your life? Would you try to alter your own fate?

Not that long ago, Mal Thomas escaped with his life only through a mixture of good fortune and divine intervention after he and his eclectic team were hired by the world’s most powerful industrialist to promote the alleged second coming of the Messiah. Not everyone involved was as lucky as Mal.

After writing a best-selling book about his experiences – and becoming an unlikely spiritual leader along the way – Mal hopes to retreat to the tranquility of his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, another enigmatic billionaire with an equally incredible proposition has other ideas.

Huw Hudson, the man often described as a modern-day Howard Hughes, wants to position his company, Space Rider, as the leader in commercial space tourism. He tries to enlist Mal and his team to help promote it, with one extraordinary twist. Hudson has evidence of an alleged UFO encounter, which he thinks could damage his business plans, and he asks Mal to investigate and manage the breaking news story. Against his better judgment, Mal agrees.

Crisscrossing São Carlos, Miami, London, and Dubai, Mal is forced to keep an unbelievable secret from the FBI and even his closest friends. As he gets pulled deeper and deeper into Hudson’s ambitious plot, he is also forced to confront his deepest fears. The wrong decision has the power to change history.

Valley of Time is the second book in Holden’s Mal Thomas novel series.

STALKER: A Novella

by E.J. Thomas

The book “Stalker” is about two sisters who lived in a house in San Diego, and later on moved to a beach house along the San Diego coast line.

They were very happy with their move and were very pleased with the nice view of the ocean, and all of the amenities the beach house offered.

Later on, they found out they made a bad decision, and were TERRIFIED by the outcome of their decision a few years later.

They found out something they didn’t know about when they decided to move into the beach house, and realized they made a huge mistake

Strawberry Caramel Murder: Killer Cupcakes (Book Three) (Killer Cupcake Culinary Cozies 3)

by Abby Byne

Bitsie is just getting used to her new relationship with Jack when Monica, a food blogger who gave Bitsie’s Bake Shop a glowing write-up in the local paper, goes missing, and one of Bitsie’s bakers was the last person to see her alive. Was Monica simply running away to escape a bad marriage, or is there a much more sinister reason for her sudden vanishing into thin air? Then there’s the scissor-wielding creep who’s attacking random women in parking lots. And what about the two hucksters bent on defrauding senior citizens with their bogus “investment” scheme? Are all these crimes related somehow? It’s Bitsie’s job to find out.

Isolation: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Novel (Sympatico Syndrome Book 2)

by M. P. McDonald

Cole Evans thought he’d found a safe haven for his family and a growing band of survivors of the most lethal virus the world has ever known. But he finds continued survival is far from guaranteed as they battle hostile encounters with other survivors, nature, and devastating accidents. Are they prepared to survive their first brutal Wisconsin winter after the rest of the world has perished?

The Klowns of Kent: A Darkly Comic Cozy Mystery Thriller: Blue Moon Investigations Book 3

by Steve Higgs

There might be no such thing as werewolves, vampires or ghosts but apparently evil Klowns are real.

Tempest Michaels is once again investigating ridiculous cases that are clearly not even slightly paranormal in nature. However, his daily menu of fun is interrupted by a plague of men dressed in garish outfits. They wear twisted clown make-up as they terrorise the Kent towns and villages with ever escalating and more frequent attacks.

The Klowns should be a case for the police to solve but their leader appears to have a serious beef with Tempest and they are coming for him and anyone that gets in their way. Who are the Klowns? What do they want? And what’s with the ridiculous smiles?

If they were not enough of a nuisance, he has foolishly employed a woman he is utterly besotted by. Trying to ignore Mr Wriggly’s thoughts about what to do with his new colleague, he goes after his silver medal, a girl he lusted after years ago at school, but while Mr Wriggly might not care tuppence about the difference, is Tempest’s heart really in it?

Throw in a demonic possession, a restaurant with ghostly footsteps and some more meddling by his mother, it looks like another entertaining week for Kent’s best Paranormal Investigator.

Song of the Tree Hollow: Book One in the Verdant Souls Series

by Karen Hugg

Vero Leclaire has moved back home to care for her sick cat Sophie while her mom is in rehab. But after Sophie dies from a heart attack and is revived by a vet, she leads Vero to a tree hollow where a strange humming emanates. Unsure whether the tree is haunted or she’s imagining things, Vero goes on a quest to solve the puzzle, finding an exotic fern, a Native medallion, and an old cassette tape, which together unravel the truth about her dark family history. In the end, Vero must battle not only her penchant for living in the past but save her mom before she dies at the hands of the person who knows what’s buried beneath the tree.

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