Friction Free Preview Edition (First 5 Chapters) by Sandra Brown

FREE PREVIEW OF THE FIRST 5 CHAPTERSFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction. A Texas Ranger, relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his five-year-old daughter, and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious. When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge, the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him. But authorities apprehend the wrong man, and the real gunman remains unknown, at large, and a threat. Will this take-charge lawman jeopardize his chances of custody by going after the would-be assassin? And will this unlikely pair be able to deny the forbidden attraction building between them?

Author: Sandra Brown

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
1829 reviews

Too Close to Home (The Forensic Files Book 1) by Tressa Messenger

When the body of a beautiful and popular senior head cheerleader, Melissa Cooley, is found brutally stabbed to death at the local high school it sends the small coastal community in North Carolina into a frenzy.

To make matters worse…another body is found.

A slacker boy by the name of Ronald Marks is found hanging from the field goal post on the football field only a day later. Pamlico County native Detective Carma Jones and her partner Harold Green set out on a search for this ruthless assailant who is wrecking havoc in a normally peaceful community.

No one is safe and everyone is a suspect.

The twists and turns along the way lead them in a direction Carma would’ve never guessed. One filled with deep secrets that were meant to stay buried…

Author: Tressa Messenger

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
565 reviews

The Assassin The Grey Man And The Surgeon by D C Stansfield and Adam Sklar

OVERVIEW2nd editionShortlisted for 2015 January’s IPR Agent’s Pick competition with the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, Book1 in The Assassin The Surgeon and The Grey man seriesIt was all going so well for Peter Lee’s drug empire. He had a hold on the producers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His receiver network was increasing and the distribution was now being handled by four of the biggest gangs in London. With business so good, he was starting to expand. He was becoming very, very rich.The only small annoyance had come from a little old lady who owned of all things a corner shop. She had refused to accept any of his little parcels and wanted to go to the police, so she’d been given two bullets, the ‘double tap’, both to shut her up and to send a message to everyone else in the network.Unknown to Lee she was married to a specialist, a man who, in a former life killed men for a living. He had two friends, one a gatherer of information, the master in his field, one a breaker of men, who was so vicious that it was rumoured that each time he hit a man he cut him. Each of these three men had spent thirty years and more playing the ‘great game’. Inside the security company called ‘The Firm’ they were legends known only as The Assassin, The Grey Man and The Surgeon. Now living at the edge of the secret world and about to disappear into history, this atrocity had brought them back centre stage but the question is, do they still have what it takes to go up against today’s hard men?

Author: D C Stansfield and Adam Sklar

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
197 reviews

November Seed: It was the perfect day for a worst-case scenario. by David Nadas

Two field biologists from N.J. Fish & Wildlife discover a pair of waterfowl clinging to a metal cleat with twig-like growths protruding from their skulls and have traced the contagion to a common marsh grass called Phragmites. Shortly after their reporting to the CDC, the contagion has found a human host, then another and another. In less than 24 hours, Phragmites will release their seed to the world, carrying the contagion with it. The event happens quickly and is known among those who study this grass as, November Seed.

Author: David Nadas

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
55 reviews

Stones: Data (Stones #1) by Jacob Whaler and Erica Orloff

#1 Amazon Thriller! A New Take on Good versus Evil! A novel that will blow your mind and open your eyes!Alexander the Great. Genghis Kahn. Julius Caesar. Attila the Hun. Mao. Stalin. For thousands of years, the Stones have been hidden among us, giving a privileged few power to rule over masses, destroy empires and create new ones. It’s near the end of the 21st century. When Matt Newmark was ten years old, his mother was killed in a vicious corporate assassination. For the last twelve years, he’s been living off grid under the over-protective care of his father, running from dark forces, trying to stay alive. Now Matt finally has a chance to break away and start a new life. On the eve of a trip to Japan, he finds a dark rock in the shape of a claw. Life is never the same again. With the help of a Shinto priest, Matt discovers it’s a Stone, a piece of ancient alien technology that gives him a sweeping view of history and control over time, matter and energy. But Matt is not alone. Mikal Ryzaard has a Stone of his own and a burning vision to eliminate suffering from the earth and bring back Paradise. With all the resources of a massive multinational corporation behind him, he tracks down Matt and makes him an offer. Join me or die.˃˃˃ “It Sucked Me in and Didn’t Let Go Until the End!”–Dirk V˃˃˃ “Great for All YA/Adults!”–LA Wonder˃˃˃ “I was Totally Unprepared for How Much I Would Enjoy it!”–Sophia Gampton˃˃˃ Debuting with 28,000 Downloads Worldwide in 3 Days!#1 Amazon Thriller#1 Amazon Technothriller#1 Amazon Mystery, Thriller and Suspense#1 Amazon Action and Adventure Fiction#1 Amazon Science FictionGrab your copy and begin the journey today.

Author: Jacob Whaler and Erica Orloff

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
160 reviews

Rafferty’s Rules: A Rafferty P.I. Mystery (Rafferty : Hardboiled P.I. Book 1) by W. Glenn Duncan

Rafferty’s Rule 23: You show me a man who always fights fair and I’ll show you a man who loses too often.Fifteen years ago, Rafferty saved Vivian Mollison from a crazed junkie who tried to blow her head off. A lot has changed since then. Rafferty’s no longer a cop, and Vivian’s now twenty-five, studying sociology at SMU, with a father who made a fortune in computers.So when Rafferty gets summoned to the Mollison estate and told to chase down the five outlaw bikers who kidnapped Vivian and put her into a drug-induced twilight zone, it’s mixed emotions.The payday will be big, but he’ll have to earn every penny of it. The bikers aren’t likely to come quietly and who knows how many people could get hurt in the crossfire.But behind all that fun and excitement, there’s still a girl who needs his help.Rafferty saved Vivian once. Can he do it again?If you’re a fan of Spenser, Mike Hammer or Matt Scudder, then this hardboiled pulp thriller, from Shamus Award Winner W. Glenn Duncan, will keep you reading late into the dark night.RAFFERTY’S RULES is a hardboiled P.I. mystery in the tradition of the best pulp thrillers.Rafferty’s a Dallas P.I. and an ex-cop who spent enough time on the streets to understand how things work. And when they don’t, Rafferty’s the guy you’ll want on your side. He may quote Latin occasionally, smoke too much and be a cynical sonofabitch, but when it all hits the fan and you need someone you can trust, you’ll be glad you called Rafferty.Originally published by Ballantine, this 30th Anniversary release of RAFFERTY’S RULES marks the first time that W. Glenn Duncan’s work has been available in digital format. We doubt that Rafferty would quietly accept the ongoing march of technology that provides this opportunity, but even a grizzled P.I. has to grow up sometime.This hardboiled PI series will continue with the first new Rafferty story in nearly three decades. FALSE GODS, written by W. Glenn Duncan Jr. (son of the original author) sees Rafferty looking for a missing girl, up to his ass in religious fundamentalists and needing all the help he can get from his old pals Cowboy and Mimi—and a few new ones—to make sure he gets out alive.Join the Rafferty Readers’ Group at RaffertyPI.com to get the latest news on the upcoming release of FALSE GODS.Praise for W. Glenn Duncan:“Sometimes it seemed W. Glenn Duncan’s Texas P.I. Rafferty had a rule for everything, but the fact remains that most of them were a hoot. And, of course, a further irony is that “Rafferty’s Rules” is, in fact, an Australian football term for “no rules at all.” – Thrilling Detective Website“I have all of the Rafferty titles in my collection. I’ve gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, but the Rafferty books are a mainstay. I think they’re terrific!” – Paul Bishop“Duncan truly captured the pure essence of the definitive smart-ass private eye in his character Rafferty. Take part Sam Spade with a little Mike Hammer, mix in some Spenser and you have an awesome character.” – Cliff Fausset“At first sniff, it may smell like Spenser with a cowboy hat, but take a good whiff: W. Glenn Duncan’s Dallas, Texas private eye RAFFERTY was actually a blast of fresh air in what was rapidly becoming a glut of sensitive, soul-searching, overly politically-correct cookie cutter P.I.s in the late eighties. Of course, it helps that Dallas ain’t Boston.” – Kevin Burton Smith

Author: W. Glenn Duncan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
143 reviews

The Game You Played: A Chilling Psychological Thriller by Anni Taylor

Little Boy Blue, where did you go? Who led you away? Only I know . . . .Two-year-old Tommy Basko goes missing from a popular inner-city playground. Six months later, his parents begin receiving cryptic messages in rhyme about Tommy. The police don’t believe the messages are from the abductor, but Tommy’s mother Phoebe is certain they’re a game meant for her.Against the advice of the police, Phoebe decides to play the game.She begins a frantic search for the writer of the rhymes, at the cost of causing her marriage to shatter.When the shocking identity of the message-writer is discovered, Phoebe’s desperate race for the truth has only just begun.Who took Tommy? And why?

Author: Anni Taylor

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
1546 reviews

Slaughter: Origin Story (DJ Slaughter Book 1) by James Beltz

”DJ Slaughter is my new favorite hero! I could NOT put this book down…” Every unlikely hero has a beginning. It is usually a backstory filled with painful tragedy and a desperate struggle to overcome. Along with every hero, there is a supporting cast that makes the painful bearable, and the quest they are on, possible. This is the backstory of one such unlikely hero.David John Slaughter, or DJ as he prefers to be called, is far from unique or extraordinary. He’s just a guy. Then life ambushed him and stole everything he valued most. Now, years later, after finally finding some way to deal with the pain and anger that still resides deep in his heart, he is threatened once more. But this time he is more prepared. This time he has the skills to effectively fight back. This time he is just as lethal as the enemy that pursues him.Prepare yourself for a thriller that will forbid you to put it down. It is an Action / Thriller / Adventure novel that comes complete with heroic deeds, a bit of humor, a dash of romance, a few very unexpected twists, and an ending that may make you hurl something violently across the room.”The best new Action, the best new Thriller, the best new Suspense book out there. Couldn’t put it down…””Suspense, nonstop action, a huge twist, and a frustrating cliffhanger at the end. This book has it all…””Unlike anything I’ve read in a while. A Crime Drama that will leave you breathless with its pace…””If you’re a fan of Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, Tom Clancy, or John Wick you’re going to love this book…”WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? BUY THIS BOOK!

Author: James Beltz

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
121 reviews

Casimir Bridge: A Science Fiction Technothriller (Anghazi Series Book 1) by Darren Beyer

Smart Science Fiction at its Best.”Beyer opens his series with a punch, establishing his prospective universe while simultaneously delivering sci-fi action. A chase sequence on Earth and an explosive confrontation on Eridani are exhilarating, but dirty politicking of the future proves most engrossing…”- Kirkus Reviews”I hadn’t read very far into Casimir Bridge, the debut novel from newcomer Darren Beyer, before I realized I’d just found my newest favorite sci-fi author.”- Book Pleasures ReviewA manned, interstellar survey ship has gone missing. A nuclear terror plot is thwarted just outside Washington, D.C. And it’s an election year.Mandisa “Mandi” Nkosi is a young reporter who, while on a trip to Johannesburg to connect with her roots, is contacted by an anonymous source with evidence that material seized from a nuclear terror plot will point squarely at one of humanity’s most important companies as the supplier. The source also unveils that the “evidence” against the company – Applied Interstellar Corporation (AIC), a science and technology behemoth with more corporate and political foes than can be counted – is a setup, and part of a plot to destroy AIC and gain control of its technological secrets. The deeper Mandi digs, the more of a target she becomes. What follows is a heart-pounding, unforgettable ride through the hallowed halls of big government, far-flung star systems, and the revelation of a conspiracy that runs so deep, Mandi’s life ”” and the future of humanity ”” are put at stake.Brimming with tantalizing futuristic technology, deep space adventure, and thrilling plot twists, Casimir Bridge is a nuanced, thought-provoking, and deeply human space opera that draws the reader in and never lets go.What you’ll find among the pages of Casimir Bridge:A thrilling, fast-paced story that spans two planets, four star systems, and crosses the depths of space.Realistic science fiction, true to the technology and science.Currently relevant undertones including corporate and political conspiracy, nuclear terror, money in politics.Rich characters, personal relationships, love and hate in a deeply believable science fiction settngJoin readers from around the globe in discovering the best new author to hit the science fiction scene.

Author: Darren Beyer

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
187 reviews