The Lovers' Tango


Mark Rubinstein - 2015
    But as a writer, he feared their love story would have a tragic ending.Fifteen years after that fateful encounter, Bill is in the DA's crosshairs: his research for a novel has eerie parallels to the circumstances surrounding Nora's death. In a harrowing progression of events, a murder trial ensues. What exactly did happen between Bill and Nora the day she died? And what constitutes truth? Fiction and fact coalesce, as the lines between fantasy and reality, guilt and innocence are blurred. The Lovers' Tango, a story of deeply abiding love, culminates in a shattering conclusion addressing devotion, commitment, and the meanings of truth and justice.

Ancient Revenge


J.F. Lourens - 2011
    An explosion rips the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris apart during celebratory mass, killing hundreds and revealing a hidden crypt with a most gruesome find: the crucified body of a naked young woman; twelve tombstones inscribed with a single phrase -- in domina nostra salus. CIA agent John Russell, an expert in religious crime, is summoned to investigate a wave of atrocities that surges through Europe: Bodies on cathedral towers covered in baffling tattoos; the massacre of a Cistercian monastery; the relentless execution of senior Cardinal Bishops. Sorting through the bizarre crimes, Russell and his team are plunged into a web of age-old conspiracies involving the Vatican, the Ceile De, spouses of the gods, warrior priestesses and their quest to settle a primeval score. In a race against time, Russell drags his team through Europe in a desperate struggle to prevent total cataclysm. In just four days...

False Idols


Lisa Klink - 2018
    Wittman, FBI “the most famous art detective in the world” (The London Times). When a tanker ship laden with illicit cargo lands in Port Newark-Elizabeth Terminal, a highly trained group of government agents must pinpoint where, and more importantly who, the shipments are coming from. Could these shipments, full of looted arts and antiquities, be tied to funding a group of Middle East extremists? FBI Agent Layla El-Deeb escaped a childhood in the slums of Egypt for a new life in the U.S. But the Bureau has sent her back to pose undercover as an heiress in a Cairo she barely recognizes. City high-rollers’ dealings in the art world may be the key to infiltrating the terrorist network that threatens the history of Layla’s native home ad the safety of her adopted nation. The mission seems straightforward—trace priceless relics from their millionaire owners back to illegal digs and the terrorist groups profiting from their sale—but Layla becomes entangled in the opulent world she’s infiltrated, and she’s falling for the son of a major suspect. When a terrorist plot threatens both Egyptian and American lives, Layla is forced to decide where her loyalties truly lie.

What Happened Last Night


Cole Baxter - 2020
    Two suspects. A detective determined to find the truth...LAPD detective Jamie Del Rey has a problem.He’s just walked straight into the ugliest, most confusing case of his twenty-year career.Carlotta and her husband William both have reason to want the nineteen-year-old Candy Xavier victim dead.The question is: was it the angry, jilted wife, or the arrogant, philandering husband?He has two suspects, one of whom must be innocent, both of whom seem to be guilty as hell.Both claim to have no memory of that night.But the truth is far more sinister and deadly.Can Del Rey unravel the truth before the real killer strikes again?A thrilling psychological thriller that you won't be able to put down!

Crash Alive


Christopher Kerns
    A secret society holding the world in balance. A hacker that has been pushed too far—and is about to push back. The only comfort teenager Haylie Black knows is in the world of technology—coding late into the night, building cool gadgets, and occasionally breaking into places where she doesn’t belong. But Haylie’s world is turned upside down when she learns shocking news: her brother has vanished attempting to solve an Internet puzzle known as “Raven 2309.” To find him, Haylie must enter an unknown world, circling the globe and uncovering the dangerous group behind Raven’s design, to outsmart a puzzle that has never been solved; the puzzle called “The Greatest Mystery on the Internet.” Crash Alive is a next-generation thriller, featuring hacking techniques ripped from today’s headlines, real-world secret societies, and puzzles that will keep readers turning the next page, trying their best to stay one step ahead. Early reviews for Crash Alive: “A thrill-ride from beginning to end, a book whose story is as riveting as the technology that Kerns uses to bring it to life. This is the must-read thriller of the year.” – Erik Qualman, Pulitzer Prize Nominee and Author of Spartan Island

Black Friday


William W. Johnstone - 2016
    . .  DAY OF RECKONING   Black Friday. The American Way Mall is packed with holiday shoppers and bargain seekers.  Machine-gun fire rings out, and within minutes hundreds are dead and dying. Others are taken hostage by an army of fanatical Middle Eastern terrorists ready to blast the American Way Mall into a pile of rubble. But one man—Iraq War vet Tobey Lanning—refuses to go down without a fight. Separated from his soon-to-be fiancée, Lanning finds himself on the frontlines of a new war against terror. The FBI and the local police are helpless. The battle is going to be lost or won inside the mall. With thousands of innocent lives at stake, Lanning assembles a makeshift platoon of Black Friday shoppers. A teenage security guard. A retired Chicago cop. A school teacher who’s never fired a gun. A young ex-con who has. A soccer mom. A priest. A wheelchair-bound WWII vet . . .   These brave everyday Americans will stand up and meet the enemy face to face. Defend their land, their values, their honor—and if necessary pay the ultimate price for freedom . . .

Not So Dead


Charles Levin - 2017
    What could go wrong? Clever and ruthless terrorists want it at any cost. A high-stakes cat and mouse game ensues with apocalyptic danger at every turn. Follow Sam Sunborn as he teams up with a real Einstein to give birth to an invention that could change the lives of everyone on the planet forever. Sam wants to help people through his invention, but lands up having to defend it and his family from the Leopard, a driven and demented terrorist, whose mission is to rein chaos and destruction on the Western World. Using the latest technology and a battle of wills and wits, Sunborn and the Leopard engage in an epic global clash. What disasters befall the innocent in the Leopard’s wake? Can Michelle Hadar, a lowly grad student, and Rich Little, a talented Homeland Agent, possibly come to the rescue? Mysteries and surprises abound in this fast-paced thriller. Charlie's 20 year background in tech, degree in philosophy and love of fast-paced thrillers are the brew that created NOT SO DEAD. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Amy, and has two sons, too far away in California.

The Palm Beach Murders


James Patterson - 2021
    But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe—a game that's about to go too far. (with James O. Born) Nooners: Everyone who knows Tim says he's a good guy. But the popular advertising exec has a problem: a lot of the people who know him are getting murdered. And by the time he figures out why, Tim won't feel so good anymore. (with Tim Arnold)Stingrays: When a teenager goes missing on a Caribbean beach, the local police are baffled. It's up to the Stingrays, a world class team that solves the unsolvable, to unearth the truth: a truth that no one will believe. (with Duane Swierczynski)

Dividing Zero


Ty Patterson - 2017
    They are smart, sassy, and love what they do; which is taking down terrorists and international criminal gangs. They moonlight as investigators during down times, when they are in between missions. They are choosy about what they take on, however. None of that missing persons stuff for them, no sleazy cases either. They also don't do domestic abuse. Well, they didn't, not until eight year old Maddie Kittrell walks into their office, grabs a cookie and tells them, ' Daddy beats Mommy.' 'If you haven't read Ty Patterson's thrillers, why haven't you?' 'Beth and Meg are the best thrilldom duo. Non-stop action with large dollops of humor'

Dirty Little Lies


John Macken - 2007
    Their work is at the cutting edge of modern crime detection, using the very latest scientific knowledge to identify, arrest, prosecute and convict Britain's worst criminals. They only work on the most high-profile of cases. They are controversial, but undeniably effective. But the hunters are about to become the hunted, and find their own techniques used in an attempt to destroy them.When one of the team is brutally murdered, Reuben does not suspect that this is the beginning of a concerted attack on the whole of GeneCrime. The first clue comes when the police discover a warning in the victim's own blood, written in the language of genetics. Someone is out to destroy GeneCrime, even if it means killing them one by one. Another team member is taken, horrifically tortured and sadistically murdered. Reuben is desperate to find and stop the killer. But as his own investigations gather steam, he finds his career attacked. Reuben used his own most advanced scientific discovery for a very personal reason and rivals in the police use this to remove him from command. Suddenly he is on the outside of GeneCrime, cut off from their resources and power.Reuben, ostracized and under suspicion, knows that he must fight this battle alone. The killing has not stopped, and the one thing that is beyond question is that he is the killer's next target.

Night Man


Brett Battles - 2019
    He’s between missions and just wants to relax, not to travel hundreds of miles and hunt for the driver of the car that hit someone he doesn’t even know.But ignoring the call is not an option. This one. What Nate had hoped would be a simple mission, turns into something much more sinister, when he discovers a wide-reaching evil, festering in a small, Northern California town. To confront it, he will need all the skills he’s learned working in the shadow world. See why award winning author Meg Gardiner says, “Night Man is taut, vivid, and poignant,” and New York Times best selling author James Rollins says Brett Battles's writing is “addictive."

The Catch


Tom Bale - 2013
    For the sake of his old schoolmate, Robbie - and more importantly for Robbie's sister, Cate - Dan agrees to go along with a lie. But soon he's sucked into a conspiracy that threatens to consume them all.How hard do you fight for a fortune? For Gordon and Patricia Blake, the dead man held the key to a glorious future. Now that future has been ripped from their grasp, and the Blakes want to know why. Then they want revenge.How can you hope to survive? With a ruthless predator on their trail, Dan realises that evading justice is the least of their worries. All that matters now is staying alive.

No Remorse


Ian Walkley - 2011
    So when a secret agency operating outside the law recruits him for his special operations skills his team leader Tally, a tough, attractive computer genius, is ordered to keep him on a tight leash. But a tight leash is the last thing Mac wants. His intent is to use the agency’s massive resources to track down Sophia, a close friend’s daughter, who has been kidnapped in Mexico. From the beginning, sparks fly between Mac and Tally. Mac sees Tally as an office worker, not qualified for field operations. For her part, Tally views Mac as little more than a cold-blooded killer. The conflict escalates as the two are forced to play at husband and wife in order to get close to their next target.Ignoring orders to stay out of trouble, Mac enlists the help of Scotty, a British soldier, and Jog, a Lebanese fixer. They follow the kidnappers’ trail to Paris, where events lead them to suspect Sophia is a captive of Sheik Khalid, a billionaire Saudi exile who is suspected of supporting terrorist groups by shipping weapons, drugs and slaves on his luxury vessel, Princess Aliya.Mac and Tally discover they have feelings for each other, but events lead Mac to question whether Tally is working to another agenda. With time running out, the group dodges assassins, corrupt generals, evil medicos, Mossad agents, corrupt bureaucrats and sharks. But they cannot anticipate what is waiting for them on Khalid’s fortress island of Andaran, or that there’s much more at stake than Sophia…

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone


Kevin O'Brien - 2016
    Andrea has found her own new beginning with Luke, a successful playwright and father of a teenage son, Damon. The boys appear to have little in common, but in truth they share a private torment… No RemorseWhen a tragedy befalls Damon, it's just the beginning of a nightmare that unfolds. But the worst is yet to come once a dark secret from Spencer's past is exposed. And when Luke is brutally attacked, both of their futures are at stake. No Second ChanceNow it's up to Andrea to prove Spencer's innocence to the police--and to herself. Because for reasons she has revealed to no one, even Andrea can't help questioning the truth--and fearing that she may be next to pay the ultimate price…Praise for Kevin O'Brien's Tell Me You're Sorry"If you want darkness, if you crave chills, this is the tale for you!" --Suspense Magazine"Terrifying." --Mystery Scene

The Tiger Temple


Steven Moore - 2017
    A kidnapped child. A deadly race against time.On the Island of the Gods, expedition leader Hiram Kane is on holiday after a long season guiding in the Peruvian Andes.When a good friend’s greed leads him to betray Bali’s most notorious gangster, their peaceful community is left shell-shocked after the six-year-old daughter of its leader gets kidnapped in a vicious and violent raid.What follows is a whirlwind race across the paradise island to rescue the girl before ‘The Rooster’ takes his sadistic revenge, and with the waking giant of volcanic Mt. Agung threatening to destroy them all, Kane risks everything to prevent a devastating tragedy.The Tiger Temple is the exciting new prequal to the Hiram Kane adventure series. For fans of Russell Blake and Clive Cussler, Steven Moore’s action thriller will leave you breathless.