The Woman who Made a Pact with the Devil: A Love Story by Ray Harvey

She hadn’t expected to like him. And yet Abby Rainveil — a writer assigned to interview the strange man everyone calls Kumulous — finds herself deeply drawn to his relaxed disposition, his erudition, the way he listens to her every word. Thus, increasingly mesmerized by the charged mystery of a man described by her boss as “Mephistophelean,” she accepts his invitation to come with him back to his home. Shortly after that, the enigmas begin.This book contains four scenes of strong sexual content.

Author: Ray Harvey

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

It’s Not Dark Yet: Simon Pack Novel # 3 by John M. Vermillion

In the waning days of his Governorship, Simon Pack learns he did not leave the Upper Yaak Valley of Montana in sound health. The area is teeming with criminal enterprises and countercultural elements. Not wanting to dump problems he believes he’s responsible for onto the new Governor, Pack burrows into the unique Upper Yaak to identify and root out those complicated troubles. A crooked Sheriff pins a murder on Pack, and his release from charges involves a colossal legal confrontation. After his release from confinement, Pack returns to the cauldron of the Yaak, this time to be taken hostage inside a compound of anti-government radicals.Pack’s final act involves tracking down a man and woman bent on perpetrating terrorist attacks in the four corners of America.Main characters from the previous Pack novels are still here, but they are joined by a host of quirky new ones, including a lazy minister; a brilliant, exotic Asian lady and her evil boyfriend; Pack’s love interest, Keeley Eliopoulous; a crooked game warden who colludes with a County Sheriff; Tetu’s fiancée, Swan Threemoons; an honest Forest Ranger, Ranklin Shiningfish; and a 90-year-old man who in many ways is pivotal to solving the problems Pack faces.

Author: John M. Vermillion

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Night Terrors: A Short Story Prequel to The Silver Tattoo by Laura Treacy Bentley

NIGHT TERRORS—a short story prequel to the psychological thriller THE SILVER TATTOO—transports us back to 1970 when Conor was just 3 years old. A doctor assures Conor’s mother that the dreams that torment her son are harmless and short lived, but she’s not so sure. She worries that her only child, her perfectly normal son, may see beyond his years.

Author: Laura Treacy Bentley

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Twisted: Nick Stryker Series, Book Two The Shallow End Gals by Vicki Graybosch

Catching killers may be the easy part!Chicago Homicide Detective, Nick Stryker, responds to a murder at a birthday party and finds himself in the middle of chaos. An aging hit man, Frankie, makes a simple mistake by inverting the numbers in an address. When he realizes he killed the wrong person, he panics. His attempts to cover it up start a mob war. Bodies are showing up everywhere. A chance encounter leads Nick and his team to discover an even greater threat has been unleashed on Chicago and on Nick personally; the secrets of Building D.Throughout the chaos, Frankie lies to survive and kills to protect the trophy he has guarded for forty years. No one can know what’s in the blue cooler. Lock the doors, feed the pets, and clear your calendar for a few hours. It’s going to get ugly…..

Author: Vicki Graybosch

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

The River Snakes by Adam Darby

The man’s plan is to smuggle ketamine lozenges down the Missouri River from Montana to Kansas City. All he needs now is a worthy captain for the voyage. Kidnapped outside a cornfield, Seth quickly learns it’s impossible to escape from the man. But after a few days, a couple bodies, a thousand miles or so of highway, he finds the line between captive and accomplice beginning to disappear. Seth’s not the first person the man ever kidnapped. There’s four of them now; just enough for the man’s plan. Not long after Seth meets the others, they’re paddling down the Missouri River in two canoes with packs of ketamine stacked between the seats. They’re given maps and instructions and sent off to trade drugs for cash across the Midwest.Seth’s hands are blistered, his skin sunburned. He doesn’t trust the others but has to count on them to survive. Danger lurks around every bend in the river. There’s storms to look out for, angry landowners, drug addicts, thieves and police. But the biggest danger lurking is what’ll happen if something goes wrong, if the man doesn’t get what he wants.

Author: Adam Darby

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Hostage of Fear (Steve Case Thriller Book 3) by Phillip Strang

Boko Haram, the Islamic fundamentalist organisation, is waging a war to bring Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law to Nigeria. They have been successfully increasing their rule over large swathes of territory in the north-east of the country.

Christian schools, invariably female, have been attacked and the women taken. Most have ended up being forcibly converted to Islam and given to the Islamist fighters. Some have been sold across the border into Cameroon as brides to whoever would pay. The prettier females have been sold to ‘the trader’, a Chadian Sheikh who would sell them into the Middle East as a concubine if the price is right, or else a brothel on the East Coast of Africa.

As their attacks become more brazen, and with the Nigerian army effectively marginalised, the fundamentalists storm an American Baptist Mission.

Three Americans are to die – the Pastor Zebediah and his wife Mary in a blazing chapel, and Duncan Nicholson, gunned down whilst trying to defend them. Two young females, Kate McDonald, an American blonde, grieving over the death of her boyfriend Bill on the night she was going to give her virginity up to him, and Helen Campbell, whose life had been troubled by drugs and selling herself to survive in the North of England, are both taken by the attackers.

Kate is offered for sale to a slave trader who intends to sell her virginity to an Arab Prince. Helen, to ensure their survival and to save her friend, gives herself to the leader of the raid at the mission and the murderer of her three friends.
Steve Case, the CEO of CounterInsurgencies Ltd, a company specialising in hostage ransoms and rescues around the world, is brought in by Bob McDonald, Kate’s father, to affect the return of the two women.

Steve’s team, the beautiful and capable Yanny from Senegal, Harry Warburton, the blue-blooded and reluctant English Lord, and Phil Marshall, the ageing laconic Australian, are tasked with bringing the women back.

Initially busy with rescuing six Western senior managers for the Exxon oil company down in the oil-rich Niger Delta, they are soon involved in Northern Nigeria. Over a period of weeks, the location of both women is ascertained – Helen in the camp of Boko Haram, and Kate in the Sheikh’s compound in N’djamena, the capital of Chad.

With the initially reluctant assistance, and later appreciation, of the Nigerian military’s assistance, ambitious plans are put in place to rescue Helen and then to move onto Chad to secure Kate’s release.

The situation with Kate becomes complicated when the Sheikh hears of the attack on the Boko Haram camp, and then when the Prince brings in armed mercenaries, primarily to deal with the Sheikh’s duplicity in conducting an auction of such a valuable asset.

A battle at the Sheikh’s compound ensues to release the trapped Nigerian girls, a hectic rush back to the airport and a standoff at the airport for the release of Kate and Fatima.

Author: Phillip Strang

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Up From the Ashes (Only in His Mind Book 2) by Rebekah Blackmore

Erik thought that he had it easy once he left the Attley Mental Institution. He had Gideon by his side, he knew who he was, and most importantly, he had found a medication that made the hallucinations go away. When Gideon gets into a car accident, however, all that changes, and Erik is left to relearn just who exactly he is. Things get even stranger when Erik meets Myron Garvey, a man struggling with Alzheimer’s, and the hallucinations become all the more real.

65k words.

Author: Rebekah Blackmore

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Presidential Gambit by Fred Madison

History of Cain and Abel rewritten . A political fiction thriller about greed and endless hunger for power. NSA, FBI, secret agents and one private detective who will discover the truth (with a little help from the beautiful hacker). Careful readers will find some similarities to 2010 polish presidential plane crash in Smolensk tragedy but … This is a work of fiction. Names , characters , businesses , places , events and incidents are either the products of the author ‘s imagination or used in a fictitious manner . Any resemblance to actual persons , living or dead , or actual events is purely coincidental .

Author: Fred Madison

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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