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THE LAZARUS SUCCESSION by KEN FRY
UK #1 Religious Mystery
Multi-Award Winning Novel

A DISGRACED JUDGE'S CHANCE FOR REDEMPTION 
AND A SECRET THAT REMAINED HIDDEN FOR CENTURIES...
✚ UNTIL NOW ✚ 

"Although similar in many ways to the books by Dan Brown, I enjoyed it more. It was both sophisticated yet down to earth, despite Brodie’s visions. At no point does the author over dramatize the story, but with his excellent grasp of the written word he leads us to accept the surreal as perfectly normal and possible. The writing is excellent, the book is a treasure in itself and I would love to award this six stars." --Lucinda E Clarke for READER'S FAVORITE


BISHOP'S WAR by RAFAEL AMADEUS HINES
2017 IAN Books of The Year Award - Outstanding Action and Adventure
2017 Book Excellence Gold Medal Winner


This fast-paced and action-packed suspense thriller introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez. After returning home from Afghanistan John’s hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue. He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John’s uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John’s enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance. From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life. This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.


RED GROUND: THE FORGOTTEN CONFLICT by KEN FRY
A Blood Diamonds Thriller


Red Ground is an action packed military thriller based on the Sierra Leone Rebellions, a bloody and horrifying part of West African history.
Vast deposits of diamonds and oil are found in land overlapping both Sierra Leone and Liberia. A scramble ensues to secure the mining and drilling rights of both commodities. Leading the race is the Mining Earth & Ocean Corp.
To amass and control this wealth, the creation of an illegal state called Salonga is proposed. The nominated ruler, backed and supported by the MEO, is a former RUF commander - General Icechi Walker, known as 'Body Chop' - a suspected mass murderer involved in countless atrocities.
To secure power, Body Chop, with the help of the MEO, engages the protection of a private mercenary army.
Disgraced, virtually bankrupt, ex-Sgt. Alex Dalloway is hired to join the mercenary brigade tasked to protect the newly elected President of Salonga. He has a personal quest to locate the Army officer who tortured him and killed his men years ago in the jungles of Sierra Leone. He begins to suspect the former RUF commander's involvement.
With the promise of diamonds upon the completion of their contract, Dalloway and the rest of the mercenaries must decide if they will close their eyes to the atrocities, or fight to stop Body Chop's rule of terror.


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THE DISPENSABLE WIFE by AB PLUM
"Brilliant writing from a thoroughgoing professional. She just gets better as the pages turn."


Eyes are everywhere . . .
Look at the recently toppled powerbrokers in Hollywood, Washington, and Silicon Valley. Eyes somewhere saw their stupidity. From eyes to mouth to headlines.
When iconic Silicon Valley CEO Michael Romanov discovers his cheating wife flirting in public with an obvious loser, he tears her apart. But he slices and dices her with such civility none of the coffee drinkers notice. They’re too in awe of the legend’s presence.


ACTS BEYOND REDEMPTION by S. BURKE
"This is a can't-stop-reading, non-put-downable page turner of a book."

AMAZON

Acts Beyond Redemption takes you on a twisted, deadly, journey.
Mike Matheson is head of a Special Task Force set up by the F.B.I to track down and apprehend the serial killers responsible for 18 brutal murders. His team are exhausted, frustrated, and ready to burn out after almost five years and no leads. Their nightmares are stripping them to the bone.
Finally, a break in the case hands them a suspect! Sheila Harrington appears to have confessed to the horrific murders. Sheila Harrington also looks set to become the wife of The Governor of New York, Damon Henderson; the man strongly favored to become the next President of The United States of America.
Nothing has prepared them for this.
Someone on the inside is deflecting their weary eyes away from an incomprehensible and shattering truth.
Who will be buried in the shattered remains of a country where freedom and honor are treasured above all things? Just how far will those elected to protect and defend go, to keep the American dream alive?


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ONCE IN A BLUE YEAR by MICHAEL D. DURKOTA
Multi Award-Winning Suspense Thriller

AMAZON

Once in a Blue Year begins during the first days of the Gulf War, with two navy barracks roommates remaining onshore as their submarine leaves without them. Unraveling through different points of view in both present action and flashbacks, the story follows Dan, who is conflicted about receiving a medical discharge, and Trevor, who is seething with anger over the incident that forced him to miss his deployment.
With nowhere else to go, Dan moves into the home of his friends Nathan and Heather and their young son, James. Meanwhile, Trevor is furious with Nathan, who has managed to volunteer to go to battle in Trevor’s place. But Trevor’s hotheaded temperament has finally caught up to him, and regardless of his skill as a true naval warrior, he’s suddenly been ordered to “stay in.”
In Nathan’s absence, Dan is charged with looking after Heather and James as he rebuilds his life, while Trevor struggles with his anger and intimacy issues in his relationship with girlfriend Tara. But before they can move forward, they must both come to terms with the fateful event at sea that changed their lives forever.


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THE BROKEN-HEARTED MANY by AB PLUM
Crime Thriller

AMAZON

The teen-age daughter of a Silicon Valley legend trolling for older guys …

Fodder for the sleazeratti. Hell for Alexandra Romanov’s younger brother and sister. They’re still trying to cope with their father’s brutal, unsolved murder. AnnaSophia Romanov has managed to keep a lid on the mounting evidence of her psycho husband’s atrocities but can no longer deny her older daughter’s self-destructive path.


SUICIDE SEEDS: A GMO THRILLER by KEN FRY
AMBITION. CORRUPTION. MURDER.
That cup of rice could be your last.


From the bestselling author of The Lazarus Succession comes a hard-hitting, sentimental thriller you'll find hard to put down.

The fate of The Gambia, and maybe the rest of the world, rests on the shoulders of an ambitious man. Will he give up his dreams to do the right thing? Or will that cup of rice be your last?


Wounded Animals by Jim HeskettWOUNDED ANIMALS by JIM HESKETT
2015 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist
Meet Tucker Candle... Do it now before they kill him!


Candle spits out his rum and coke when a stranger across the bar turns water into wine. But did he? Or was it just an alcohol-induced trick of the light? This stranger has a warning for Candle: "Skip your planned business trip tomorrow. If you go, I won’t be able to protect you any longer."
Dismissing the stranger as a washed up weirdo with a few tricks, Candle resumes his normal life, working for a company that's about to lay him off. But when Candle comes back from his trip to find his pregnant wife missing and a dead man’s blood seeping into his bathroom floor, the washed-up weirdo’s counsel doesn’t seem so foreign now.


The Brodsky Affair by Ken FryTHE BRODSKY AFFAIR by KEN FRY

3rd Runner Up, UK Novel Writing Competition 2017


Lost Art. Murder. A Collector who will stop at nothing.

Jack Manton, an art dealer, and his partner, Tamsin Greene, did not expect to be targets of assassination attempts. But, when they began to track down the lost paintings of Russian artist, Mikhail Brodsky, now worth millions... that is what happened.
Berezin, a partially disabled, entrepreneurial Russian criminal, murderer and art thief, employs a deadly and vicious ex-Soviet agent to follow Manton and use whatever means necessary to steal what he finds.
The chase moves from Australia to UK, to Russia and France, as Interpol attempts to unravel a complex trail of murders and art thefts. Jack Manton faces a perilous path of murder and deceit, before Brodsky's last unfinished work is revealed, and its destiny decided at a final confrontation.


HER LAST TOMORROW by ADAM CROFT
2015 Worldwide Bestselling Psychological Triller
Could you murder your wife to save your daughter?

AMAZON

Nick and Tasha are a couple held together by their five-year-old daughter. Until one ordinary morning, when Ellie vanishes amid the chaos of the school run.
Nick knows she can’t have gone far on her own, which can mean only one thing: she’s not on her own. Who would take his daughter, and why? With no motive and no leads, Nick is thrown into a tailspin of suspicion and guilt. Like Tasha, he doesn’t know what to think, or whom to trust…
But then someone starts doing the thinking for him. Confronted with an impossible choice, Nick will have to make a decision, and both options will leave him with blood on his hands. But perhaps that’s to be expected.
After all, Nick’s not quite as blameless as he seems.


Swiftly Sharpens the Fang by Stuart KenyonSWIFTLY SHARPENS THE FANG by STUART KENYON
Some monsters are born. Others are created.
And sometimes hatred is more tempting than forgiveness.

AMAZON

Set in a dystopian near-future vision of Great Britain, this gripping psychological thriller will chill you to the bone.
Terrorists killed Joe's father. The young man's life has become a chaos of binges, fights and hallucinations, while his dreams are haunted by repressed childhood memories.
When the black sheep of the family, Uncle Steve, takes Joe under his wing, the young man enters an ugly world of vice and fascism. Although organised crime brings glory and riches, it leaves stains on his soul.
Battling against his own conscience, Joe makes as many foes as friends. Soon, there's no escape from Steve's gang and their racist violence.
Unlike his uncle, Joe wasn't born evil. But revenge against his father's murderers is there for the taking, and his fangs grow sharper every day.


A ONE DAY WAR by MICHAEL E. LAURENCE
Winston Churchill's desperate attempt to thwart the world's deadliest conflict by assassinating the world's deadliest Man.


Churchill could not sit idly by as Hitler crushed Europe under his boot. Employing all his resources, Churchill finds a man who may have a reason -- and an opportunity -- to kill the Fuhrer....
The assassin is not a trained killer, but rather an ordinary man compelled to take up arms to protect his young family and save his beloved country. He will do anything, even if he knows it will cost him his life.


HANGTOWN CREEK by JOHN ROSE PUTNAM
A Tale of the California Gold Rush


The majestic landscapes of Brett Harte's California unite with Larry McMurtry's epic old west realism in an explosion of love, lust, murder and betrayal that comes to a powerful climax along a beautiful stream, home to the largest strike in the mines, where a burning barn ignites the passion of a gold rush boomtown and, in one dark night of revenge, earns that stream the name it bears to this day—HANGTOWN CREEK.


MONA LISA'S SECRET by PHIL PHILIPS
A Historical Fiction Mystery & Suspense Novel


Joey is the great-grandson of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the original Mona Lisa in 1911. Along with his girlfriend, Marie, an art connoisseur, he stumbles across his father's secret room, and finds himself staring at what he thinks is a replica of da Vinci's most famous masterpiece.
BUT IT IS NO FAKE.
The Louvre has kept this secret for over one hundred years, waiting for the original to come to light, and now they want it back at any cost.
With Marie held hostage and the Louvre curator and his men hot on his trail, Joey is left to run for his life in an unfamiliar city, with the priceless Mona Lisa his only bargaining chip. While formulating a plan to get Marie back with the help from an unexpected quarter, Joey discovers hidden secrets within the painting, secrets which, if made public, could change the world forever.


ONLY the TRUTH by ADAM CROFT
2017 Best Selling Book in the World.
He's not the perfect husband. But he is the perfect suspect.


Dan Cooper has never been the perfect husband to Lisa. He travels for work and plays the carefree bachelor when he can. But now, on a solo business trip, in a remote coastal hotel, he’s surprised to find Lisa in his bathroom. She’s dead.
He has no idea how she got there but one chilling fact is clear: everything points to Dan having murdered her. Someone is trying to frame him. Someone who might still be watching. In a panic, he goes on the run. But even as he flees across Europe, his unknown enemy stacks up the evidence against him.
Dan is determined to clear his name and take revenge on Lisa’s killer, but the culprit is closing in. And then there’s the agony of his own guilty conscience. No, he didn’t kill her—but is it all his fault?


THE HOLLOW MAN by PAUL HOLLIS
Multi Award Winning Novel


A terrorist’s plot, the assassination of a prime minister, holds the key to an apocalyptic plot to destroy Europe’s economy. It’s impossible to stop, but one man doesn’t know enough to think the world can’t be saved. He’s no hero; not clever or capable, talented or tested. The Hollow Man is just trying to survive in an uncertain climate where terrorism is changing the rules of how we live.



SNOWFLAKES IN JULY: A Novel of U.S. Domestic Terrorism by WARREN BELL
2017 New Apple eBook Action-Adventure Official Selection
A Notable 100 book in the 2017 Shelf Unbounded Indie Book Competition


Domestic terrorists have a highly placed mole in the Pentagon!
Following his tips, the New Left terrorists make massive weapons thefts, assassinate moderate leaders, and explode bombs in the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and police stations. When the mole relays weaknesses in the storage of Navy nuclear weapons, the terrorists prepare a commando raid to steal warheads.
In the Pentagon, POW hero Captain Mike Duquesne becomes suspicious of the mole and enlists Leslie Thomas, a Navy staff lawyer, in his investigation. The terrorists target her for blackmail for a youthful indiscretion. Can Mike thwart a nuclear theft?
Snowflakes in July has exciting aerial combat scenes, political assassinations, terrorist bombings, high-stakes commando operations, hostage abuse, and torrid romance.


ONE MORE by LANCE HAYNES

AMAZON

Revelations and reawakening of long buried emotions will drive Richard Evans relentlessly toward home as the greatest natural disaster in recorded history strikes. How much can one person endure? What could break a man strong in so many ways?
The Darkness takes hold of our world while Richard begins his 2,000-mile journey home. His path crosses many lives along the way. Some need his help, some help him, and others seek to destroy. Richard’s physical endurance, iron will, and most of all, his heart will each be pushed beyond measure as every turn of events brings one more challenge.
The essence of his humanity is tested in ways no one would ever choose. Will he break? Will he give in to hopelessness? What he does during those profoundly difficult moments will create ripples touching many lives before his journey is over. But at what cost to himself and the family who wait for his return…


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KILLER OF MINDS by John F. Barker
I study violence because it is at the core of our humanity. -  Dr J F Barker

AMAZON

"Killer of Minds" is not a conventional thriller. You know immediately who the perpetrator is. It is an intense story; a narrative of the state of mind of a very dangerous man. The subject of the book, Michael Toons, experienced isolation, humiliation and physical abuse. The book attempts to make his behaviour meaningful when it is judged as being meaningless. Killer of Minds is the first in a trilogy that examines the concept of evil. I have tried to answer the question what makes a human act evil? The trilogy of books arrives at the notion that violence is embedded in human nature. Such behaviour as that of Michael Toons demands an explanation. You, the reader, will be the judge of whether or not I have succeeded.


THE ALTERNATIVE by S. BURKE

AMAZON

There are those that cling unreservedly to the lifeboat that believing in Karma hands them so willingly.
They work, they live, and they function in a world that grants them the option of believing that Karma has no deadline.
Until they are handed the spark that ignites them into becoming the instrument of Karma itself.