Now something evil stirs in the ruins of the old amusement park…something with an alluring siren song drawing visitors into the dark mysteries of the forbidden world behind the gate. Something with an appetite for restless, yearning souls.
Carter reluctantly returns to the old park in the company of a new girl in town, who is obsessed with urban decay and pop-culture ruins, and discovers the evil at work. To stop it, and protect the children of the town, Carter will have to face his oldest and deepest fears.
When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn’t take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone’s hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case.
As the investigation continues, Knighthorse’s personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother’s unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.
**Acclaim for the Novels of J.R. Rain**
“I read Dark Horse by J.R. Rain. He’s the author of Moon Dance, that I reviewed last column. The author is a private investigator, and it shows; this is another fast moving and entertaining detective story. It is the first of a series, published by Lulu. Rain is surely destined for larger success, if he can get the right break; his fiction is fun reading.”
—PIERS ANTHONY, New York Times bestselling author of A Spell for Chameleon and On A Pale Horse
“I finished Dark Horse late last night. I enjoyed it immensely—very good story, J.R.! I really liked your dialogue, which kept me chuckling each time I sat down to read the book. Add great character and scene descriptions and a well-paced plot, and you’ve got a gripping story indeed. I can honestly say your book was as entertaining as anything I’ve ever read from Patricia Cornwell. I can easily see Dark Horse moving to the big screen!”
—AIDEN JAMES, author of Plague of Coins and Deadly Night
“Dark Horse is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! A great classic detective story with a modern twist. Unique and interesting characters (I think I’m half in love with Jim Knighthorse now!), a great plot that kept me guessing until the end, and some of the funniest lines I’ve read anywhere. Rain does an amazing job of blending suspense, mystery and humor in this fantastic debut novel destined for the keeper shelf.”
—GEMMA HALLIDAY, author of Deadly Cool and Play Dead
“I love Jim Knighthorse! Please write faster, Mr. Rain!”
—ELAINE BABICH, author of You Never Called Me Princess and Relatively Normal
“Gripping, adventurous, and romantic—J.R. Rain’s The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!”
—JAMES ROLLINS, international bestselling author of Altar of Eden and The Devil’s Colony
“Impossible to put down. J.R. Rain’s Moon Dance is a fabulous urban fantasy.”
—APRIL VINE, author of The Midnight Rose and Blindfolded by Lust
“Moon Dance is absolutely brilliant!”
—LISA TENZIN-DOLMA, author of Understanding the Planetary Myths and The Dolphin Experience
“Moon Dance is a must read. If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, be prepared to love J.R. Rain’s Samantha Moon, vampire private investigator.”
—EVE PALUDAN, author of Letters from David and The Romance Writer’s Pink Pages
After Jane’s husband was killed in action, she let her dreams of becoming a famous chef, living by the ocean and having a family of her own die with him. Now that she’s been given a second chance, will she realize all of her dreams, or play it safe?
When Grace’s husband was killed in action she got the surprise of her life – a baby girl named Daniella. With her daughter’s life hanging in the balance, will she take a step of faith and realize the resurrection of her dreams, or play it safe?
Follow Jane and Grace as they realize that true love can come around twice, you just have to be willing to take a chance on lost “California Dreams”.
Kirkus.com (One of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery.)
The Whisper of Stars is a fast-paced, futuristic thriller starring a tough, female protagonist.
The year is 2091. With accelerated warming and global population out of control, the survival of humanity hangs in the balance.
On the brink of extinction, science delivers one last hope. Human hibernation.
Jennifer Logan is a tough cop in the newly formed Duality Division, tasked with enforcing hibernation.
When she uncovers a memory, hidden deep within her mind, her belief in the system she protects is shattered.
Together with an unlikely partner, and convinced that her past holds the secret to mankinds future, she embarks
on a dangerous search for the truth, one that rapidly turns into a struggle for her life.
Pursued by the very people she once trusted, Logan must risk everything for answers.
As her world unravels and the layers of deceit are revealed, she is forced to question everything and use all of her skills to survive.
In The Whisper of Stars, author Nick Jones delivers a breathtaking, sinister vision of the future, where nothing is what it seems.
He shows us that some secrets cannot stay buried, no matter how deep.
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Could not put it down,20 May 2014
A thrilling story that set in the not too distant future and is so relevant as to what is happening today. Need to know what happens next!
A real page turner, 21 May 2014
Picked this book up and literally could not put it down. Beautifully written, Nick manages to draw you in, captivating you with every twist and turn as the main character gets dragged ever deeper into an unknown world, uprooting her beliefs. Cleverly penned – I am already looking forward to the sequel. Hurry up!
Loved it, 21 May 2014
Well this was a real departure for me. I am not normally one for futuristic action packed fiction. But… I was hooked from the beginning to the end. It is a very well written book and I will certainly read the sequel. It would make a fantastic film?!
Brilliant Read, 28 May 2014
I attended Nick’s book launch and received a free copy of ‘The Whisper of Stars’.
A brilliant read from beginning to end, gripping and thought provoking, very difficult to put down. I was desperate to find out the ending and now look forward to the sequel!
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Could not put it down, 26 May 2014
Not my usual reading material but I truly could not put it down. This is an amazing, well written book and the sequel is much awaited.
Post apocalyptic drama that keeps you gripped, 26 May 2014
The whisper of stars takes us into a world of fear and government control where the only way to save the planet from accelerating climate change appears to be through hibernation. Nick Jones has created a world that appears to predict our future, in all its scary technicolor. A book that you can’t put down, the whisper of stars is a triumphant first novel. The sequel can’t come quickly enough.