Author: Sean Platt
Publisher: Sterling & Stone
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THE ENDING HAS BEGUN. The arrival of a metropolis-sized Astral vessel (the so-called “Eternity ship”) sounds the opening bell for the beginning of humanity’s end. Judgment is over, and now the Horsemen have come to restart the planet’s clock. As the final countdown begins, Meyer and his crew find themselves with only two options: stay in the city and die, or run into the coming apocalypse and take their chances. But Clara is still missing, and she’s found new and powerful friends. A Stranger has arisen with odd magic on his hands, keeping secrets that even the overlords don’t know. Viceroys in the remaining capitals are tasked with eight disturbing challenges to decide who among humanity lives or dies. Seven new leaders arise, each with their own unseen talents for the end of days. And as the deathbringers lay waste to the planet and herald the start of a new epoch, a new force brews out of nothing … one that even the Astrals never saw coming. This relentless, page-turning tale of colonization and alien empire is the sixth in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engineseries, and many more.

Red Moon Rising

Author: J. T. Brannan
ISBN: 9781520532219
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A serial killer is on the loose . . . and the only person who can solve the murders might be imagining the entire thing . . . Jessica Hudson is new to the close-knit community of Palmer, Alaska. Once a hard-charging Assistant DA in New York, an assassin's bullet ended her career and left her life in ruins. Palmer is a refuge for her, where she hopes to recover and rebuild her life.But when a teenaged girl- naked, battered, tortured - stumbles through her ranch and dies in her arms, Jessica's hopes of peace are shattered forever. Before long, her home is a chaotic crime scene and by the time she falls asleep, she is exhausted.She wakes the next day, expecting the ranch to be a hive of police and media activity; instead, she finds nothing - no body, no crime scene, no police and no reporters.Unable to understand what has happened, she drives to the police station and demands answers. And that is when the nightmare really begins . . . As time and reality spin frighteningly out of control, Jessica knows just one thing - her only chance of clinging onto her sanity is to catch the killer, and solve a murder which might never have happened.RED MOON RISING is a psychological thriller like no other - enthralling, unsettling, terrifying, it will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.

Scorpion Strike

Author: John Gilstrap
Publisher: Pinnacle
ISBN: 0786039817
Format: PDF
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An island paradise held hostage. A band of dangerous killers unleashed. A sinister plot that could push the superpowers to the brink of war. The perfect formula for explosive suspense in John Gilstrap’s electrifying new Jonathan Grave thriller . . . For Jonathan Grave and Gail Bonneville, the Crystal Sands Resort is the perfect getaway—until gunshots shatter the night. Wealthy guests are yanked out of their sleep, herded like animals, forced to submit to their captors’ demands. But Jonathan and Gail are no ordinary vacationers. The assassins who invade their bungalow receive a deadly surprise. And two determined, skilled operatives escape into the jungle. Jonathan and Gail are not the only free agents on the island. Cut off from his usual tactical team, with a pair of unlikely allies he can’t fully trust, Grave’s only hope of reliable back-up is his partner Boxers, who’s hundreds of miles—and hours—away. It won’t be long before the invaders turn this tropical paradise into the powderkeg that will set off global chaos. Grave may be without weapons, but he’s never without resources. Bold action is the only solution. Like the scorpion, Grave must strike fast and hard . . .

No Going Back

Author: Matt Hilton
Publisher: Down & Out Books
Format: PDF
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On a cross-country trip to California, two young women take an unscheduled detour into the Arizona badlands. Nothing has been heard from Jay and Nicole since. It’s only been three days, and the cops aren’t worried, but Jameson Walker is. He hires Joe Hunter to find his daughter, Jay, and bring her home. The desert is dangerous and unforgiving. So is the brutal Logan family, sadistic men who have snatched the friends, as they have other girls before. They won’t be freed without a fight to the death, but Joe’s mind is set. He’ll do anything to save the women: even if it means paying with his life, there’ll be no going back. Praise for NO GOING BACK and the Joe Hunter thrillers: “Sharp and hard hitting…Fast-paced, action-filled and completely addictive…an exhilarating ride that still maintains humour and wit.” —www.shotsmag.co.uk “The pace rattles along with the intensity of a disgruntled rattlesnake…A fantastic tale of ‘derring do’…The prose is Lycra tight and there is more atmosphere than previous novels. The Arizona desert is so well drawn it almost becomes a character itself.” —www.crimesquad.com “A thrill-a-thon book that packs in more action than all three hit Bourne films rolled into one. He’s coming up on the tail of Lee Child and stellar creation Jack Reacher…It’s a wham, bam, bone-crunching treat!” —Alex Gordon, Peterborough Evening Telegraph “Roars along at a ferocious pace…” —Observer “Hilton’s action scenes are his strongest suit and he uses them to very good advantage in this book.” —reviewingtheevidence.com “Matt Hilton delivers a thrill a minute. Awesome!” —Chris Ryan “Hilton hijacks the reader on page one of this white knuckle terror ride—and doesn’t let go.” —Daily Record “Hard-hitting and fast-paced, I was hooked from start to finish.” —Simon Kernick “Taut, thrilling, tense—I loved it!” —Richard Hammond “Vicious, witty and noir. Hilton is a sparkling new talent.” —Peter James “Electrifying.” —Daily Mail “Action-packed from start to finish.” —Heat “Matt Hilton delivers another hardcore, action-packed gritfest featuring a cold-blooded killer with a heart of gold.” —Daily Record “Packs the pace and action to make it a highly relishable read.” —Sport “Matt Hilton delivers a house-burning, body-slamming car crash of violence. Give it a go, you won’t regret it’ —The Sun

The Rented Mule

Author: Bobby Cole
Publisher: Singapore Books
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cooper Dixon should have it made, with a beautiful wife, Kelly, two great kids, and a thriving business, the Tower Agency. But for Cooper, things aren’t turning out how he expected. He and Kelly are caught in a never-ending cycle of arguments—Cooper can’t remember the last time they had sex. And Cooper’s troubled business partner, Gates Ballenger, is scheming to sell the Tower Agency out from under him. When a gang of criminals is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap Kelly and set up Cooper to take the fall, Cooper’s life goes completely off the rails. The cops quickly zero in on Cooper as the prime suspect, and the combination of an attractive suburban mother, workaholic husband, and a million-dollar insurance policy makes the case primetime television fodder. Soon, Cooper’s face is plastered on every TV screen in the country. Cooper races against time to find his wife before the gang turns her over to their client, whose plan to take down Cooper is far more sinister than anyone could imagine. **


Author: J.T. Brannan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755396855
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For millennia it has lain there undiscovered. Now the time has come... Research scientist Evelyn Edwards always knew the Antarctic held deep secrets but the discovery of a 40,000 year old body buried under the ice caps surpasses even her wildest expectations. But just as her team begins extracting the body the dream turns into a horrific nightmare as they are targeted for death by someone who wants to keep this secret buried. Evelyn barely escapes with her life... On the run, alone and desperate, she turns to her ex-husband Matt Adams, a former member of an elite government unit, for help. Soon, they find themselves caught up in a frantic race against time, which takes them from Area 51 to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, as they try to uncover the biggest conspiracy of all time before it's too late for everyone... If mankind thought it knew its origins, the time has come to think again because its every belief is about to be challenged...

Follow Me Down

Author: Sherri Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765386720
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Follow Me Down is a rare find—a gutsy, visceral, and beautifully crafted psychological thriller that Diane Chamberlain called "an engrossing page turner [that] will keep you guessing right up to the delicious ending" from talented new author Sherri Smith. Mia Haas has built her life far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she is forced to return home. Back to the people she left behind, the person she used to be, and the secrets she thought she’d buried. Once hailed as the golden boy of their town, and now a popular high school teacher, Lucas Haas disappears the same day the body of one of his students is pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teen, and unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect. All the while, she wonders: If he’s innocent, why did he run? As Mia reevaluates their difficult, shared history and launches her own investigation into the grisly murder, she uncovers secrets that could exonerate Lucas—or seal his fate. In a small town where everyone’s lives are intertwined, Mia must confront her own demons if she wants to get out alive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Truth Beneath the Lies

Author: Amanda Searcy
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 1524700916
Format: PDF
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“A smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable thriller that will keep readers turning pages until every last lie is revealed.”—Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying For fans of The Darkest Corners and Pretty Little Liars, Amanda Searcy’s debut novel will have readers both disturbed and entranced by one girl’s present-day horrors and another’s haunting past. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limits Food. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving. Fight. All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life. When fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will survive.

Kettle of Vultures

Author: Mark P. Sadler
Publisher: XinXii
ISBN: 3960284608
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DRAGNET MEETS SILENCE OF THE LAMBS ON THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER NEAR TUCSON, ARIZONA. Nate Duarte’s life is full of dark, diabolical twists. As a young boy he witnessed the murder of his mother at the hands of a Mexican gangster. Nate knows this same violent desperado also murdered his father, a border patrol agent. Putting on hold his dream of studying law, Nate becomes a police officer to help bring his parents’ murderer to justice. In this introductory novel in the Border Noir Trilogy readers are introduced to Nate as a 31-year-old detective, working the Sex Crimes Division of the Tucson Police Department. Dealing daily with the most horrendous abuse and defilement mankind can handout, Nate must do battle with a fiendish killer, a psychopath who wants to become the worst ghoul humanity has ever seen. Nate also keeps a running chronicle on his personal nemesis, the man who killed his parents, now head of the Sonoran cartel. Time is running out. Five women have been kidnapped and tortured. Can Nate find a way to stop the brutality before they all die? Is one of the missing women Nate’s half-sister? His mettle and valor meet up with assaults, physical and psychological, as he leads the charge to destroy this evil once and for all in a battle to survive the worst odds possible. “Fascinating tale set in Arizona, this fast-paced mystery is rife with intrigue and suspense. A gritty and relevant roller coaster of a ride. Author Sadler's fresh voice is sure to enthrall.”-Deborah J Ledford, Award-Winning author of Snare, Staccato, Crescendo & Causing Chaos. “Vengeance is a slow burn for Detective Nate Duarte. In the first of author Mark Sadler’s Border Noir Series, Duarte uncovers an uncanny link between the sudden disappearance of young women in the Tucson area and the murder of his parents he witnessed as a child. A tale of two lives, so psychologically thrilling and action packed that readers will be turning the pages, unsure of the outcome to the very end.”-Nancy Cole Silverman, author of Shadow of Doubt and Beyond a Doubt. “Sadler slices open the dark underbelly of Arizona, and draws you into a visceral world of seedy criminals and murderous predators with unnerving ease....”-Peter Mark May, author of AZ: Anno Zombie. “Like a sidewinder, the tension rattles and you're never sure when it's going to strike.”-Hart Johnson, Author of a Shot in the Light . “A gritty crime thriller with authentic Southwest flair. Captivating, suspenseful, brilliant writing with accurate detail. You'll forget you're reading."-Bradley Nickell, Lifelong Cop and Author of Repeat Offender; Sin City's Most Prolific Criminal and the Cop Who Caught Him. "An dangerous desert comes alive under Sadler's descriptive hand in this riveting page-turner; A fast-paced story where international politics, deviant behavior, and one seriously deranged killer meet in a hot, hostile desert; the wicked underbelly of a desert city unfolds in breathless fashion in this taut thriller."-Laurie Stevens, author of the award winning Gabriel McRay psychological suspense series. “A sex crimes cop obsessed with the drug cartel enforcer who murdered his parents. A prostitute with no idea why Detective-Inspector Nathaniel Duarte is her guardian angel. A serial killer who murders his female victims in the most fiendish way imaginable. A nun who holds the key to unlocking the secrets of Duarte's past. These are only a few of the spicy ingredients Sadler has stirred into Kettle of Vulture, his new novel set in what the author describes as the sordid underbelly of Tucson, Arizona. Sadler takes the reader on a wild ride that ranges from the Mexican border to the creepy desert community of Three Points. Duarte must put aside his investigation of his own murky origins to solve a missing women case and finds himself in a race to prevent more hideous deaths at the hands of the most fiendish killer since Hannibal Lecter.”-Paul Kemprecos, author of Grey Lady, Aristotle “Soc” Socarides Vol

Beyond Convergence

Author: National Defense University (US)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975720421
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The world order built upon the Peace of Westphalia is faltering. State fragility or failure are endemic, with no fewer than one-third of the states in the United Nations earning a "high warning"-or worse-in the Fragile States Index, and an equal number suffering a decline in sustainability over the past decade.1 State weakness invites a range of illicit actors, including international terrorists, globally networked insurgents, and transnational criminal organizations (TCOs). The presence and operations of these entities keep states weak and incapable of effective governance, and limit the possibility of fruitful partnerships with the United States and its allies. Illicit organizations and their networks fuel corruption, eroding state legitimacy among the governed, and sowing doubt that the state is a genuine guardian of the public interest. These networks can penetrate the state, leading to state capture, and even criminal sovereignty.2 A growing number of weak and corrupt states is creating gaping holes in the global rule-based system of states that we depend on for our security and prosperity. Indeed, the chapters of this book suggest the emergence of a highly adaptive and parasitic alternative ecosystem, based on criminal commerce and extreme violence, with little regard for what we commonly conceive of as the public interest or the public good. The last 10 years have seen unprecedented growth in interactivity between and among a wide range of illicit networks, as well as the emergence of hybrid organizations that use methods characteristic of both terrorist and criminal groups. In a convergence of interests, terrorist organizations collaborate with cartels, and trafficking organizations collude with insurgents. International terrorist organizations, such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, engage energetically in transnational crime to raise funds for their operations. Prominent criminal organizations like Los Zetas in Mexico and D-Company in Pakistan have adopted the symbolic violence of terrorists-the propaganda of the deed-to secure their "turf." And networked insurgents, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), have adopted the techniques of both crime and terror.