The Fifth Phial: Acceptable Risk by Francis Clarke

Under the title Acceptable Risk, The Fifth Phial was short-listed as one of the best new Australian novels in the HarperCollins Fiction Prize. This fast-paced thriller, with its deceitful twists, turns and perplexity take readers on an exhilarating journey from Atlanta Georgia, Nairobi Kenya and then to the lush rainforests of Australia’s tropical north. Goaded by the need to quell the unmitigated greed of a coterie of evil willing to threaten humanity to get what they desire, the reader is challenged to ask how far is too far when it comes to righting a wrong.
Four very different investigators, an attractive FBI special agent, an underworld police inspector, a Special Air Services anti-terrorist sergeant and a tabloid journalist are all frustrated when their own investigations into horrendous crimes are stymied by betrayal and duplicity. Unlikely collaborators from vastly different investigative worlds are drawn to each other by cryptic clues, finding that their new, apprehensive counterparts hold essential parts to a puzzle that they desperately need. What seemed so illogical beforehand now has purpose and there is the realisation that each of their investigations yields a much sought after part of a jigsaw that can only make sense if all the pieces are put together. Collectively they make progress, but knowing what the elusive pieces of the puzzle mean is as difficult as finding the pieces. The investigators are all drawn to imminent danger in a steamy, tropical rainforest, following the spore of an insidious conspiracy driven by some of the most powerful people in the country. Not all investigators will survive the hunt for a brutal juggernaut that eliminates any perceived threat with impunity. With knowledge comes power and the investigative team gain enough knowledge to seek out the coterie’s Achilles’ heel.

Author: Francis Clarke

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Half a Huntress (Rogue Huntress Chronicles Book 1) by Thea Atkinson

Shana has been the lead huntress for her were pack for decades, a sort of top werewolf soldier meant to protect her clan from invasion and threat of annihilation by human hands. When a mysterious and rugged looking human stranger witnesses her most recent assassination, she’s afraid she has put her pack in danger but can’t quite find it within herself to destroy him. Unfortunately, she has no idea how close to home the real threat is until she discovers her alpha assassinated in his foyer.

Author: Thea Atkinson

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Romen Society: A Harry Cassidy novel by Henry Hack

The Romens, a fanatical domestic eco-terrorist group, launches a reign of terror, mass murder and widespread property destruction across America in order to achieve its ends. Claiming that existing environmental groups such as ELF, ALF, PETA and Greenpeace will fail to save the planet because they are not violent enough, the charismatic Savior, leader of the Resurrection of Mother Earth Now Society, targets those groups who he feels pose the greatest danger to the environment and its inhabitants: gas-guzzling vehicles, Big Tobacco and the nuclear power generation system in a three-phase campaign. The nation’s law enforcement resources are mobilized under the leadership of New York Metropolitan Police Department’s Commissioner, Harry Cassidy, to stop the Romens as the fate of millions of Americans living in the shadows of the nation’s 104 nuclear power plants hangs in the balance.

Author: Henry Hack

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Tinker And The Fold: Part 1 – Problem with Solaris 3 by Evan Gordon

They have been watching…
Because of him, they are coming…
Jett Joseph Javelin Junior is enjoying the eighth grade until his science project goes dangerously wrong and attracts the attention of The Fold, an extraterrestrial police force, tasked with keeping peace in the galaxy. Before Jett knows it, his world turns upside down. From plummeting to Earth, to becoming a castaway and prisoner on far away planets, to flooding the White House with living alien pom-poms that eat everything in sight, Jett’s adventure to save Earth from The Neutralization Protocol isn’t one you’ll likely forget.

About the Authors:
Evan Gordon is a middle school student who enjoys volleyball, reading book after book, acting in school plays, and watching Doctor Who. Scott Gordon is president of HelioPower, an integrated energy services company based in California, solar blogger, ukulele player, and public speaker who also happens to enjoy Doctor Who. The pair are busily working away on the second book in the Problem With Solaris 3 series in between homework, business meetings, conference calls, and, of course, episodes of Doctor Who.

Author: Evan Gordon

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

My Husband’s Amnesia: A coma victim, Hal, awakens, but remembers nothing past the age of 17, not even his wife. (Twisted Tale – Short Story Book 6) by C. A. Hewitson

When Hal awoke from his coma, he remembered nothing past the age of seventeen, not even his wife.

Author: C. A. Hewitson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

ASSASSIN 8 – ‘GENOCIDE’ (Assassin Series) by Bryan Murray

When a covert Russian cell of ex-KGB spies test a deadly biological weapon on innocent prisoners in a prison camp in Eritrea, a country in East Africa notorious for their heinous human rights violations, they don’t realize that their barbarous act is being videotaped by one of the prison guards, whose son is one of the innocent victims of the ensuing horrifying massacre.When he smuggles a copy of the video into the US Embassy and it eventually finds its way to the White House, Jake Harrigan, an ex-CIA ‘black-ops’ assassin and his partner Sarah are sent to track down the Russians and the location of their covert bio weapons plant, in an attempt to discover their next target.After following them into war-torn Eastern Ukraine, they discover the bio weapons plant in the Soviet Separatist sector of the war zone and to their horror they discover that a demented ex-KGB General, dying from cancer, is planning one last World-shattering bio weapon attack.Jake and Sarah then struggle desperately to locate the target in time to avert what could be the forerunner of a massive international conflict.

Author: Bryan Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

ASSASSIN 5 – SITTING DUCKS (Assassin Series) by Bryan Murray

When ex-CIA Assassin Jake Harrigan and his business partner ex-FBI Agent Sarah Schaumberg take on what appears to be a routine security audit in a US aerospace giant, they have no idea of the problems that lurk ahead. Their new clients are the manufacturers of the Death Dart, the world’s most deadly combat drone.
Following the kidnapping of the client’s senior designer by terrorists during a business trip to Israel, Jake and his team have to work with the Israeli Mossad to go in and rescue him, not realizing that this was only the beginning of a sinister terrorist plot that could bring the US Government to its knees.
Back in the US, as the evil plot enfolds, Jake and his team have to race against the clock to desperately try to avert the apparently unstoppable, world-shattering event that is about to engulf the most powerful nation on Earth.

Author: Bryan Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

A Will to Murder (Inspector Pitt Detective series Book 5) by J F Straker

Nobody had a good word for Aunt Charlotte, not even her niece, Elizabeth. When the rich, old lady arranged a trip to London, Elizabeth’s friends thought it would be a joke to hoax people into believing that Aunt Charlotte had disappeared.Initially planning to fake her murder, Elizabeth asks for a more tame reason for her disappearance, such as abduction, robbery or elopement. She finally agrees to the plan, but wants to know as little as possible and does not want to be directly involved.Fake telegrams were sent, telephone calls made, clues laid — and then Aunt Charlotte is found dead at the bottom of the garden well by the local policeman. Inspector Pitt quickly discovers that several of the practical jokers might have had a motive for the crime, but it is a complicated business separating the false clues from the real ones…The co-conspirators of the hoax plan begin to suspect each other as Pitt delves deeper into the mystery of Aunt Charlotte’s death.Elizabeth is knocked unconscious by an anonymous attacker.The group is becoming more and more fractured. Soon after her attack, Elizabeth is still staying at Tower hotel and wakes one night screaming. A man came in through her window and tried to smother her to death.Will Elizabeth survive long enough to discover who truly had A Will to Murder?Or will she fall victim herself, just like poor Aunt Charlotte?A Will to Murder is a thrilling mystery of twists and turns, leaving the reader gasping for more. Praise for J F Straker ‘A perfectly plotted story that is both chilling and memorable.’ – Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code.J F Straker was born in Farnborough, Kent and lived in Sussex. During the war he served with The Buffs and on the General Staff and then became a schoolmaster. His interest in writing began at an early age but it was not until the war when he had to spend long periods in the desert with very little distraction that he completed his first novel. He was the author of twenty-five novels including Murder of Miss Emily and Death on a Sunday Morning.Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7

Author: J F Straker

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Perfect Husband – Book One of the Sydney Harbour Hospital Series: A gripping, emotionally charged start to the new Chris Taylor series. by Chris Taylor

Isobel Donnelly has a perfect life. Married to a renowned orthopedic surgeon who’s employed at the illustrious Sydney Harbour Hospital, she also has a successful and satisfying career as a pediatric nurse. Life couldn’t get any better.
But then her babies arrive and the husband she adores turns into a cold and angry stranger. Her perfect world is shattered the first night he hits her.
Now, she’s trapped in a violent marriage with nowhere to turn. Her husband has threatened to kill her and the kids if she ever dares to leave. In public, they’re the perfect couple, but inside, she’s slowly but surely dying.
Mason Alexander has relocated to the city to take up his dream job as a pediatric doctor at the prestigious Sydney Harbour Hospital. Recovering from a failed marriage, he’s determined to put the change of scene to good use. The distractions and demands of his new job are just what he needs to get his life back on track.
Then he runs into Isobel Donnelly and his world is once again turned upside down. He’s loved her since they were children. She’s the reason his marriage failed. But Isobel’s still married to his nemesis: the incomparable Nigel Donnelly. From all accounts, the two of them are still blissfully in love.
Vowing to steer clear of the woman who’s haunted his dreams for far too many years, Mason does his best to avoid her, but Isobel continues to seek him out and he can’t help but notice her assurances about her happy marriage appear a little forced.
When she arrives at work with a blackened eye, he’s immediately suspicious: There’s no way she fell over toys left in the way.
The thought that Nigel might be abusing her is abhorrent, but the signs are there for all to see. Will Mason be able to convince her to leave her husband…or will they both die trying?

Author: Chris Taylor

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews