On the way home from the library, seventeen-year old Sean Sharpe is attacked by a junkie that wants to drink his blood. He survives the attack, and is eager to excuse the strange confrontation; to pass it off as the ranting of a crack-head that ‘suffered from an addiction to Anne Rice novels and bad television.’
But then Sean is approached by a mysterious stranger that lets him know that the world isn’t as average as he’d originally thought. Vampires are a real and present danger in the world; they are the Nephilim, half human spawn of fallen angels and man, who have taken the form of creatures of the night.
The few that stand between the Nephilim and man are the Hunters. Offered a place among them, Sean is faced with a bitter reality; the world may not be average, but he is. There is nothing special about him. If he is going to survive, he will have to learn to be more than average.
He will have to learn to fight.
But will it be enough?
‘The stuff that gets you dead,’ I said.
Pearl and Spicer have one thing in common. Both have lost loved ones to violent religious sect, Mesmeris. While Pearl moves away to escape her past, Spicer decides to do the opposite. He infiltrates the cult, going deep undercover into their shadowy world of violence, coercion and sacrilegious ceremonies. When the cult relocates to London, Pearl discovers that leaving your past behind is not as easy as she thought.
Ben Coulter’s fourth novel sees him climb out from the grungy pool of the urban crime thriller and aspire to the lofty heights of contemporary literary fiction, while continuing to employ the same grit, addictive mystery and relentless tension he has become known for.
Tony Lowe is an internationally published author, achieving the aspiration of so many. But Tony isn’t one of the many, Tony is one of the few. The 1 in 4 few who suffer the torment of a noxious mind. His collapsing mental health will not allow him to appreciate his literary achievement and his self-doubt threatens to turn to self-sabotage.
When he receives a call from his university room-mate, Marley George, asking him to come to L.A. to adapt his novel to film, he doesn’t hesitate in saying yes. Marley is now a fully fledged Hollywood heart-throb, garnering international fame and vast wealth.
Soothed by warm winter sunshine and laid-back Malibu living, Tony settles into the L.A. lifestyle, calming his dependency on prescription drugs and limiting time spent with poisonous memories. He feels his frosty mental health begin to thaw in the warm SoCal sun.
But he soon finds himself swapping one addiction for another as he spends more time with Abi Hart, Marley’s supermodel partner. The celebrity couple’s relationship is on the rocks and Tony falls for her New York charms like a struggling actress for the Hollywood casting couch. She welcomes him into her world without limitation. A world of A-list celebrity and class A narcotics.
He quickly discovers that the reality of life in LaLa Land is profoundly different from the one portrayed on the silver screen. Racked with feelings of guilt for betraying his friend, and an immoral fear of losing his movie deal, he struggles to resist Abi and all the libertine lust she dispenses.
Southern California is the land where fantasy can come true, but just as soon be slung onto Skid Row, discarded, broken and bruised with a hundred dollar a day habit.
Will Tony live the dream, or suffer the nightmare? One thing is sure, just because it sparkles, doesn’t mean it shines.
Flags of Vengeance – Secrets of State
Bosnian born Nikki Sidorova, a sexy and deadly freelance operative, is on a mission to find the remains of her father and brother, missing since the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre, but her search leads to something much more sinister when she uncovers clues to a failed U.S. led clandestine operation.
As the curtain surrounding the decades-old conspiracy unravels, Nikki embarks on a modern day manhunt to find and kill anyone who may have been involved. Alan Ramsey and Paul Jackson race to stop her before she places America’s political leaders in her sights. But Ramsey’s own investigation reveals more dark political secrets best left uncovered, making Ramsey and his team targets.
In this follow on book to the first in the Alan Ramsey series, The Final Defense, Alan Ramsey finds himself in Moscow following the leads to a possible weapons cache and arms dealer, expatriated Soviet General, Dmitry Gregorov, when his investigation takes an unexpected turn causing him and his team to refocus their efforts on Nikki Sidorova, a skilled operative and assassin who is on a mission of her own.
The story begins in the Drina Valley of Bosnia in 1995 and follows the march of about 10,000 refugees as they flee the bombing of Srebrenica by the ruthless Serbian Army, giving an historical perspective of the frightening actual account, the march to the U.N. safe zone at Potocari Base, and a look at the horrors and the realities of the Srebrenica Massacre.
This book reintroduces Paul Jackson and Gabe Anderson, and delves into the life of Nikki Sidorova from The Final Defense. It also introduces several new and exciting characters into the story as well as reaches into the past for others.
In desperation, Detective Sean Bocksham and Dr Robin Sails enlist the help of Sutton Mills to find Andrea, the killer’s latest victim and Robin’s sister.
Tall, dark and handsome, Sutton Mills is not a detective, a private eye, or a vigilante. When the police can do no more, when there is no one else to turn to, then people go to Sutton. He is a lover of puzzles and a diligent student of Art; a man living off the grid; a man with an uncanny ability to find things.
Calling on all his resources, Sutton must chase this cunning and intelligent psychopath through the streets of Bristol and find Andrea…before her time runs out.
Fifteen years ago, the Rookie Club began as a tight-knit band of female cops struggling for respect from their male peers. Jamie Vail was one of them. So was Natasha Devlin, the woman Jamie caught in bed with her husband.
When Natasha Devlin turns up dead, Jamie wants nothing to do with the investigation. As a seasoned inspector in the sex crimes department, Jamie is facing her own terrifying case—female officers are being brutalized by a stranger leaving no clues. The Rookie Club is under attack, possibly by one of their own.
Now, Jamie must confront her past and solve the murder of her ex-husband’s lover before she becomes the killer’s ultimate prize.
Previously titled: The Rookie Club
PRAISE FOR THE ROOKIE CLUB:
“….will keep you guessing and anxiously waiting for more.” ~Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
“Compelling and compassionate, with three of the strongest female characters to have graced the genre in years.” ~John Connolly, New York Times bestselling author
THE ROOKIE CLUB, in series order
One Clean Shot
Everything to Lose
OTHER SUSPENSE NOVELS by Danielle Girard: