Amid the Shadows by Michael C. Grumley

“If I Could Give It Ten Stars, I Would.” – Myra Hotchkiss”Masterfully written. I did not want it to end.” – Sally B. Lowe__________________________________________________________________FOR THE LAST HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS, A TERRIBLE SECRET HAS BEEN KEPT FROM THE WORLD.NOW IT’S ABOUT TO BE REVEALED…IN THE MOST SHOCKING WAY POSSIBLE.AND ALL THAT STANDS IN THE WAY IS A SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL.After her mother is murdered trying to protect her, young Sarah Baxter ends up in the care of an unlikely hero; a new and inexperienced social worker with problems of her own. Yet when Christine Rose discovers something very special about Sarah, she also learns a terrifying secret that few would ever dream possible.But it’s more than just possible…it’s imminent.For over a century, in countries around the globe, a dark and meticulous plan has been set. But now an immensely powerful group must find and eliminate Sarah, the one person who can change the outcome. With unlimited resources and the unwitting support of a powerful government, they will stop at nothing to see their plan through. A strike at the very heart of faith itself.From New York City, to the Vatican, to the hidden Nazi bunkers of Argentina, Christine must dig deep within herself and find the strength to keep Sarah alive. Because if Sarah doesn’t survive…no one will.

Author: Michael C. Grumley

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1479 reviews

Sold Out (Nick Woods Book 1) by Stan R. Mitchell and Danah Mitchell

In the foothills of the Appalachians, a former Marine Scout Sniper hides from his past, living under an alias. The wary man, named Nick Woods, just wants to be left alone while he recovers from bouts of paranoia and PTSD. Since developing the conditions in the ’80s due to several top-secret missions behind enemy lines, Nick remembers daily how his handler double-crossed him, almost robbing him of his life. Now, a tenacious reporter has uncovered Nick’s secret, and in doing so has started a massive manhunt by a group that wants nothing more than to capture Nick — and this time, the group will stop at nothing to get him.

Author: Stan R. Mitchell and Danah Mitchell

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
167 reviews

EMBRYO (EMBRYO: A Raney & Levine Thriller, Book 1) by J.A. Schneider

“Incredibly well written, heart-racing Medical Thriller!” The Kindle Book Review”Readers will absolutely love it!” Literati Literature Lovers”This was definitely one of the most intense books I’ve read in a long time.” The Indie Bookshelf”Maria Moran’s first inkling of trouble was the coppery taste in her mouth. It came suddenly, a rushing whoosh of something that made her gag, and when she reached to wipe her mouth, her hand came away smeared with blood.” So begins this first EMBRYO medical thriller about a young intern, Jill Raney, determined to investigate tragedies and terror at a famous fertility and genetic engineering hospital. When two pregnant women die and a fetus is delivered with severe chromosomal abnormalities, Jill’s superiors – including handsome, smitten-with-her resident David Levine – insist there’s no common link. But her suspicions deepen with the grotesque murder near the hospital of another pregnant woman – her belly drained of amniotic fluid. And when a woman miscarries in the hospital and then disappears, Jill frantically searches for her – following a terrifying path that seems to link all the victims: Is someone playing with life…and the structures of human life itself? An unforgettable tale of suspense with a shocking denouement, Embryo takes you deep into the mind of malignant genius..    .    .    .    .    .    .The heart-stopping ending of Embryo creates a new crisis in its sequel, Embryo 2: Crosshairs

Author: J.A. Schneider

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
781 reviews

Severance Kill (Martin Calvary Book 1) by Tim Stevens

THE RELENTLESS THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF RATCATCHER AND DELIVERING CALIBAN

***** “Masterful nonstop actioner… superb, intelligent and filled with energy.” – O. Barnack, Amazon reviewer

***** “…Knocks the ball right over the deepest part of the left field fence… an old-fashioned page turner filled with chills, thrills and suspense…” – William Wallace, Goodreads reviewer

***** “What a fantastic read!” – Leevora, Amazon reviewer

***** “Awesome book… This is one book you don’t want to miss out on!” – Adam Stairs, Amazon reviewer

***** “Excellent spy novel… If you love Tom Clancy and Ludlum, I think you’ll really love this author and novel… I will immediately look for the next book in this series…” – Jackie, Amazon reviewer

Martin Calvary is going to Prague to kill a man.
First he has to rescue him.

Calvary works for The Chapel, a branch of British Intelligence that identifies enemies of the state who are beyond the reach of the law, and eliminates them. Permanently.

But Calvary has had enough of the killing and wants out. His employers make him an offer: if he carries out one more assassination, he’s free to leave. If he refuses, evidence of his involvement in all the previous killings will be passed on to the police and he’ll become a wanted criminal facing life in prison.

Trapped, Calvary travels to Prague to carry out the hit. The target is Sir Ivor Gaines, a retired senior British diplomat and Cold War traitor who escaped justice more than twenty years ago. But Calvary discovers he’s not the only one with an interest in Gaines. Also hunting him are the city’s gangland boss, and the local branch of the successor organisation to the Soviet KGB…

Calvary’s hit on Gaines fails, and he’s plunged into a race against time to locate and terminate the man before either Prague’s premier organised crime family or the Russians discover just why Gaines is so important, and what the explosive repercussions would be were he to be taken to Moscow. Haunted by the memory of a terrible error he made five years ago, Calvary must track down Gaines to achieve severance not only from his job, but from his past itself.

Praise for Ratcatcher, also by Tim Stevens

***** “Superb spy thriller…The prose is so vivid you can almost feel the action as it takes place…” – Jeremy Duns, author of The Dark Chronicles
***** “A high octane, fast-paced spy thriller… superb and captivating story… a great, heart-pounding read!” James Masters, Goodreads reviewer
***** “[J]oins Lee Child, David Baldacci and John D. MacDonald on my list of great spinners of thrillers.” Edward F. Corbin, Amazon reviewer

Author: Tim Stevens

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
158 reviews

Schreiber’s Secret by Roger Radford

‘Unputdownable’ – London Evening Standard

Nazi. Fugitive. Murderer. Sadist. Who is the real Hans Schreiber?

Two journalists conduct a desperate search for Schreiber in this gripping thriller about bringing unimaginable secrets to light — and a monster to justice. Crime reporter Mark Edwards and his colleague Danielle Green wade deep in red herrings and a twisting and turning plot as they seek to discover the terrible secret of a Nazi sadist who has continued his murdering ways in modern London. The story switches from a wartime transit camp in Czechoslovakia to contemporary Germany; from a London suburb to the Old Bailey, the world’s most famous criminal court, where two men strive to claim that the other is the real Hans Schreiber.

Schreiber’s Secret is a gripping tale of unimaginable horror and hatred revolving around a question of identity.
Can you detect the true identity of Hans Schreiber? Can you guess his terrible secret?

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Author: Roger Radford

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
329 reviews

Cicada Spring: A Novel by Christian Galacar

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there’s Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everything that happened to her. But how can she do that when everyone thinks she is a liar who is only out for attention? With plot and emotion braided together by a careful hand, this haunted group of people all acting on behalf of their own interests begs the question: How far would you go to protect your own?

Author: Christian Galacar

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
83 reviews

The Savant of Chelsea by Suzanne Jenkins

In the French Quarter of New Orleans, the birth of a baby to a mentally ill woman marks the beginning of The Savant of Chelsea’s life. An abusive childhood segues to the operating rooms of the largest medical center in New York. The brilliant but mentally ill brain surgeon waits for just the right time to redeem her past. In the end, she takes matters into her own hands. It’s up to the reader to decide what happens after the climax.

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
224 reviews

The Rhevireon Chronicle: The Ascent of the West by Maxwell F.J. Kaeser

It is no myth spawning off some historical inaccuracy; that since merchant banking, progenitor of our modern form of the trade, had germinated from the Kingdom of the Lombards, Italy; back in the Early Medieval Period, it steadily grew through time and space, only to become monopolized, hundreds of years later, and particularly in Europe, by few industrial-banking dynasties; filthy rich and powerful, they contributed to the molding of the Old World, and from there, their influence has further propagated overseas, into America. So unto this day, across the globe, their presence still is tangible, albeit, it had greatly diminished.

It was just a matter of time, for the cosmopolitan clans to reclaim what they almost had lost, once again dominating over the Western world’s economies, politics, and religions, on par with the state; the latter, whose authority, was rendered merely something of a de jure facade.

In Northern America, four families reigned, ushered in by the Beith Brenhams; they, at the height of the Alaskan crisis gave full rein to their undying ambitions. The day when the State of Alaska unilaterally declared its secession from the Union, from a contiguous US whose carrying capacity was said to no longer be able to support its own people. Thus, the civil war was eminent; a ground expeditionary campaign at its inception, it ultimately dveloped into a naval warfare, athwart which submarines ruled.

Today, Juneauton Weltzentrumpoleis has rised, the beating heart of the theocratic Occidental Regnum, what erst was known as the Republic of Alaska; and from the short-lived Republic, Juneau survived, as a satellite city-state; a unique democracy governed by the Magistrate, who every year, side by side with the Baron, the Magus the Regnal first ambassador, and the Archmatron, they had the honor to preside over the solemn night, Night of the Viragos.

From the nine boroughs of Juneauton, at the end of each vernal equinox eighteen virgins were to be chosen; they were the Maidens, Hoyden Vergismeinicht was one; of those who by the end of the Fount of Youth rites, in one collective wedding were engaged to eighteen Seniors, officers in the para-military org, headed by the Baron, the Order Overseers Ordo. And on the same night, the pagan wedding shall culminate the Occidental Venatio Games, something not before the times of imperial Rome man had seen anything akin to; held at the apex of the anual tournament, in which female gladiatrices brought from all corners of the realm, were forced into the arena in a fatal confrontation with the baiting beast. With gore and mud they commenced the Night of the Viragos.

Then, was the Sub-rosa auction, and the Rhevireon unleashed…

Author: Maxwell F.J. Kaeser

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
48 reviews

Mechanical: An Adventure Thriller Novel (Military Science Fiction) by Bruno Flexer

From the author of ‘Dragon Over Washington’, ‘The Fire At The Gates’ and ‘Automatic Rebellion’ comes ‘Mechanical’, a thriller with apocalyptical and military science fiction elements.

The enemy attacked the United States of America and took twelve cities by surprise, all at the same exact hour. Manhattan, Detroit and ten more cities are now enemy held territory.

To this day, no one knows who or what that enemy is, nor why people go mad when they approach the taken cities, rage settling in their eyes and alien purpose in their minds.

Now Lieutenant Tomas Riley is sent on a stealth mission into Manhattan, accompanied by three team mates only slightly less scary than the new Serpent MK Two battle suits the team is armed with.

In Manhattan, Lieutenant Tomas Riley could end the war but the things he may uncover might start an ever greater conflict.

Author: Bruno Flexer

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
132 reviews