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Kindle August 18, 2018

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Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club
by Nell Scovell (Author), Sheryl Sandberg (Foreword)
Just the Funny Parts is a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made. For more than thirty years, writer, producer and director Nell Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic TV shows, including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, NCIS, The Muppets, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which she created and executive produced.

In 2009, Scovell gave up her behind-the-scenes status when the David Letterman sex scandal broke. Only the second woman ever to write for his show, Scovell used the moment to publicly call out the lack of gender diversity in late-night TV writers’ rooms. “One of the boys” came out hard for “all of the girls.” Her criticisms fueled a cultural debate. Two years later, Scovell was collaborating with Sheryl Sandberg on speeches and later on Lean In, which resulted in a worldwide movement.

Now Scovell is opening up with this fun, honest, and often shocking account. Scovell knows what it’s like to put words in the mouths of President Barack Obama, Mark Harmon, Candice Bergen, Bob Newhart, Conan O’Brien, Alyssa Milano, and Kermit the Frog, among many others. Through her eyes, you’ll sit in the Simpson writers’ room… stand on the Oscar red carpet… pin a tail on Miss Piggy…bond with Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy… and experience a Stephen King-like encounter with Stephen King.

Just the Funny Parts is a fast-paced account of a nerdy girl from New England who fought her way to the top of the highly-competitive, male-dominated entertainment field. The book delivers invaluable insights into the creative process and tricks for navigating a difficult workplace. It’s part memoir, part how-to, and part survival story. Or, as Scovell puts it, “It’s like Unbroken, but funnier and with slightly less torture.”
 
 
 
 
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Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites: Comforting Slow-Cooker Recipes, Revised and Updated
by Phyllis Good (Author)
Who has time to make food these days? And what if you aren’t a cook, but your budget or your household is strongly suggesting that you should be? Everyone needs recipes that are guaranteed to be:

Quick to fix
Easy for anyone to make
Delicious and satisfying

The solution? The newly revised and updated Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites—the latest in the multi-million-copy Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook series.

Gather five or fewer readily available ingredients + your slow cooker + Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites, and you can have:

Apricot chicken
Convenient slow-cooker lasagna
Bacon feta-stuffed chicken
Alfredo bow-ties
Upside-down chocolate pudding cake

Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites, with its more than six hundred recipes, can be your new faithful companion.
 
 
 
 
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The Devil Died at Midnight
by Cheryl Bradshaw (Author)
When true-crime writer Alexandria Weston is found murdered on the last stop of her book tour for The Devil Wakes, a story about the life and death of serial killer Elias Pratt, fellow writer Joss Jax steps in to investigate.

Joss’s search reveals disturbing details from Alexandria’s past, and a long list of enemies, each with a secret to hide. Just when Joss believes she’s solved the mystery, an unexpected twist rises to the surface, a twist so deadly it unearths Elias Pratt from the grave and changes the lives of those who knew him forever.

Kindle August 17, 2018

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The Monkey’s Raincoat (An Elvis Cole Novel Book 1)
by Robert Crais (Author)
“Elvis Cole is the anti-detective incarnate. In an office filled with Disney memorabilia, shared with an invisible partner, Cole meets with new client Ellen Lang and her best friend Janet Simon. The problem – Ellen’s husband Mort and her son Perry have disappeared. Ellen is a difficult client…”
 
 
 
 
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Since We Fell: A Novel
by Dennis Lehane (Author)
Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.
 
 
 
 
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Penmarric
by Susan Howatch
Overlooking the bleak cliffs of Cornwall is Penmarric, the ancestral home of Mark Castallack. The stunning gothic manor is the picture of English nobility, wealth, and comfort. But as the twentieth century unfolds, those behind Penmarric’s towering walls face nothing short of disaster. As Mark and his children struggle to save their home and their aristocratic way of life, they must engage in a bitter fight against greed, ambition, betrayal, and even murder.

Over her forty-year career, Susan Howatch has taken on the Anglican Communion and the British elite, and established herself as the queen of the historical family saga with such bestsellers as The Wheel of Fortune. Now, discover the magnificent, sweeping novel that started her reign and made her an international-bestselling author.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Howatch including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
 
 
 
 
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Sea of Shadows
by Jeff Edwards (Author)
A minor accident at a German nuclear power plant, a Biological Warfare attack on the British Embassy in Washington, DC, and a secret arms deal combine to drive a trusted NATO Ally into an illegal alliance with a rogue Middle Eastern state. With the world hovering on the brink of war, a handful of U.S. Navy warships must track down and destroy a wolfpack of state-of-the-art submarines.

Their enemy is skilled in deception, and incredibly lethal. Out-gunned, out-maneuvered, and out-thought, the U.S. Navy crews must throw the rulebook out the window, and become every bit as devious and deadly as their enemy. If they fail, the consequences are unthinkable…

About the Author

Jeff Edwards is aretired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, and an Anti-Submarine WarfareSpecialist. His naval career spanned more than two decades and half the globe -from chasing Soviet nuclear attack submarines during the Cold War, to launchingcruise missiles in the Persian Gulf. Trained extensively in mainframecomputers, weapons systems, and naval combat tactics, he brings anexperience-based edge of authenticity to his writing.

Collectively, his novelshave won the Admiral Nimitz Award for Outstanding Naval Fiction, the Reader’sChoice Award, the Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award for Adventure Writing, theMilitary Writer’s Society of America Gold Medal for Navy Fiction, and theAmerican Author Medal.

He lives in California, where he consults for theDepartment of the Navy.
 
 
 
 
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Catastrophe ~ A Highland Murder Most Fowl (Scottish Wildcat’s Tails Book 1)
by Lucinda Hare (Author)
Catastrophe ~ A Highland Murder Most Fowl. Who needs gritty, dark psychological thriller when you can curl up in your armchair with your furry companions and read a cosy murder mystery ~ especially one where a feisty Scottish wildcat pits his superior feline wits against a delightfully wicked murderer in the rugged heart of the Scottish Highlands?

Kindle August 16, 2018

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The Fixer Upper: A Novel
by Mary Kay Andrews (Author)
A sassy, sexy, sometimes poignant look at small town Southern life, as only New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews can tell it, The Fixer Upper is a must-read for fans of Fannie Flagg, Sophie Kinsella, the Ya-Yas, and the Sweet Potato Queens, and for every reader obsessed with decorating and home repair. It is a truly delectable story of a woman whose professional fall from grace lands her back in a hometown she never knew, amongst a gothic Southern family she’s never met, and saddled with a task she could never have imagined.

Kindle August 15, 2018

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Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs
by Johnny Walker (Author), Jim DeFelice (Author)
In this unforgettable memoir, the Navy SEALs’ most trusted translator—a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community—tells his inspiring story for the first time.

As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American invasion, U.S. Navy SEALs were called upon to root terrorists from their lairs. Unsure of the local neighborhoods and unable to speak the local languages, they came to rely on one man to guide them and watch their backs. He was a “terp”—an interpreter—with a job so dangerous they couldn’t even use his real name.

They named him Johnny Walker. They soon called him brother. Over the course of eight years, the Iraqi native traveled around the country with nearly every SEAL and special operations unit deployed there. He went on thousands of missions, saved dozens of SEAL and other American lives, and risked his own daily. Helped to the U.S. by the SEALs he protected, Johnny Walker’s life is so remarkable that his tale reads like fiction. But every word of it is true.

For the first time ever, a “terp” tells what it was like in Iraq during the American invasion and the brutal insurgency that followed. With inside details on SEAL operations and a humane understanding of the tragic price paid by ordinary Iraqis, Code Name: Johnny Walker reveals a side of the war that has never been told before.
 
 
 
 
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Tall Man in Ray-Bans (A John Tall Wolf Novel Book 1)
by Joseph Flynn (Author)
Out for a day’s adventure exploring the dry bed of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, two young boys stumble upon a skeleton. It might be all that remains of a fugitive named Randy Bear Heart. Wanted for robbing three banks and killing three cops, Bear Heart was never brought to justice.

The FBI is called on to determine how the outlaw avoided arrest for twenty-five years and who put him in the lake wearing chains. The BIA — Bureau of Indian Affairs — gets the very same job. Special Agent John Tall Wolf is put on the case because one of the dead cops was a Native American who worked at the Mercy Ridge Reservation.

The FBI wants John to “coordinate all your efforts” through SAC Gilbert Melvin. John is having none of that, saying, “I’ll conduct my investigation as I see fit.” He doesn’t even get along with his own boss, Marlene Flower Moon, head of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services.

While interviewing John for his job, Marlene was amused by his assertiveness, and asked him, “What do you want, a license to take scalps?” John said, “Yeah, that’d be good.”

Kindle August 13, 2018

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Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds: Macro Monday Is A Crab Offering You A Quest — Will You Heed The Call?
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice: Jenny Trout – The Big Boys’ Table and more->
A moment later, I was slapped with a reminder that these wild literary adventures aren’t for me or any other woman. Because there’s no seat for a female author at “the big boys’ table.”
 
 
 
 
Sassy Brit Alternative Reads.com: The #Monday Movie #BookTrailerSwap! #Spotlight on #Author @anita_dickason ~ Share YOUR book trailer links here #MusicMonday
 
 
 
 
John W. Howell Fiction Favorites: Views of the Neighborhood – Golf Carts
 
 
 
 
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The Silent Girl (with bonus short story Freaks): A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
by Tess Gerritsen (Author)

Rizzoli & Isles now a series on TNT

In the murky shadows of Boston’s Chinatown lies a severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed in black, her head nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair—not human—cling to her body. They are homicide cop Jane Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make the startling discovery: that this violent death had a chilling prequel. Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive—a mysterious martial arts master who is now the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning—and a swift, avenging blade.

Don’t miss Tess Gerritsen’s short story “Freaks” in the back of the eBook.

 
 
 
 
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Whiteout
by Ken Follett (Author)

A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come.

As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people, Toni among them, converge on a remote family house. All have something to gain or lose from the drug developed to fight the virus. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks—jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries—crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett into a class by himself.
 
 
 
 
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School Days (Spenser Book 33)
by Robert B. Parker (Author)
When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother is convinced of his innocence and is willing to fight for him. But based on the boy’s resigned attitude and the evidence stacked against him, Spenser isn’t convinced of anything—except that there’s trouble ahead…
 
 
 
 
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Blood Reckoning (The Hunters Book 4)
by Glenn Trust (Author)

One wanted blood. The other wanted a reckoning. There would be both.

In the fourth book in the series, The Hunters take on a spreading crime empire that has locked the rural south in a bloody war. Along the way, George Mackey must face his past demons and risk losing everything, including the woman he loves.
When the reckoning comes, only one can be left standing.

Kindle August 12, 2018

The Caffeinated Reviewer: Sunday Post #329 Song Sung Blue
 
 
 
 
Gems in the Attic: Looking for an end of summer read? Love, Forever is for you! And it’s FREE! by Jan Scarbrough
 
 
 
 
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Killing Orders (V.I. Warshawski Novels Book 3)
by Sara Paretsky (Author)
V.I.’s battleaxe Aunt Rosa is under investigation by the FBI and SEC after counterfeit stock certificates were found at St. Albert’s Priory, where she serves as treasurer. As malicious as her aunt is, V.I. knows she’s not dishonest, so V.I. vows to protect her from taking the fall. But V.I. starts questioning the strength of her family ties when a menacing voice on the phone threatens to throw acid into her eyes if she doesn’t butt out. The stakes are high as she begins to sniff out a connection between Chicago’s most powerful institutions: the Church and the Mob.
 
 
 
 
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The Bookshop of New Beginnings: Heart-warming, uplifting – a perfect feel good read!
by Jen Mouat (Author)
It’s always been Emily Cotton’s dream to own her own bookshop. But sitting among shelves of haphazardly stacked books in a damp old barn, the reality feels a little different.

Kate Vincent hasn’t been back home in six years. But when she receives a desperate email from her childhood best friend begging for her help she doesn’t stop to think. Scenes of idyllic holidays with the Cotton family dance in her mind and she books a one-way ticket home to Wigtown.

But life for the Cottons isn’t all as she remembers and the secrets which once drove Kate and Emily apart are finally threatening to come to the surface. Now as the pair work together to save Emily’s failing bookshop – can they too begin a new chapter of their friendship?
 
 
 
 
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Terminal Secret
by Mark Gilleo (Author)
When an attorney is murdered on her doorstop in a wealthy DC enclave, Detective Earl Wallace and his new partner are assigned to the case. As the detectives uncover the details surrounding the suspicious death, a visit to the Medical Examiner provides evidence that sends their investigation into a tailspin.

Meanwhile, Dan Lord – a private investigator with a law degree who operates in the gray area of the legal system – has a new client. Hired by a congressman’s wife who fears for her safety, Dan soon learns she isn’t telling him the whole truth. A secret from her past has taken a deadly turn, and Dan’s latest client is proving to be his most dangerous.

As Dan and the DC detectives work their respective cases, a random street crime brings them crashing together, revealing that both investigations are connected to a string of unsolved murders. Working as a team, each new piece of evidence puts Dan and the detectives closer to their suspect . . . and closer to danger.

To survive, they need to learn the truth behind one Terminal Secret.

Kindle August 11, 2018

The Passive Voice: The cure, Five Best Novels About Female Friendship, Clothing Britain’s Spies during World War II and more->
 
 
 
 
The Reacher-singing-in-the-shower Report?
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Book Page America’s Book Review 14 most anticipated fall romances
 
 
 
 
By Joyce Lamb: Kristan Higgins and Sarah MacLean get real about body image and weight
 
 
 
 
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The Lasko Tangent: A Novel
by Richard North Patterson (Author)
William Lasko is a self-made millionaire who’s got an eye for wealth and influence, the ear of the president, and a talent for using both to get what he wants. Now the Economic Crimes Commission wants the corrupt, untouchable Lasko brought down–and U.S. Attorney Christopher Paget is tapped to take on the job.
To gather enough evidence to nail Lasko without alienating the White House, Paget’s got to go by the book. But Lasko makes his own rules. And eliminating enemies is William Lasko’s golden one….

Biography
RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON is the author of The Spire, Eclipse and fourteen other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

 
 
 
 
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Summer Lee’s 18-Book Mega-Pack (Includes Three Complete Series!)
by Summer Lee (Author)
Christian thriller author, Summer Lee, serves up a MASSIVE heaping of adventure and thrills in this generously over-stuffed mega-pack! Crammed inside are 18 bestselling novels―including THREE COMPLETE SERIES! All for $2.99! Love archaeology? Love Biblical adventure? It’s all inside…and more!

What do you get? Check it out below:

GUARDIANS ADVENTURES
The Staff of Moses
The Sword of Peter
The Fleece of Gideon
The Crown of Christ
The Ark of Noah
The Coins of Judas
The Sling of David
The Commandments of God

THE RELUCTANT HERO TRILOGY
The Shroud of Turin
The Jewels of Jezebel
The Sons of Destiny

THE STARGAZERS TRILOGY
Under the Blood Moon
Harvest Moon
Shoot for the Stars

ALSO INCLUDED:
Comes the Pale Horse
Angel Heart
Warrior Woman
The Babylonian Queen
 
 
 
 
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The Candidate (A Newsmakers Novel)
by Lis Wiehl (Author)
How far will a candidate go to become president? Erica Sparks—America’s top-rated cable-news host— is about to find out.

Mike Ortiz is a dynamic war hero favored to win the White House. Standing by his side is his glamorous and adoring wife, Celeste. But something about this seemingly perfect couple troubles Erica. Is Celeste really who she seems? And most importantly, what really happened in that squalid Al-Qaeda prison where Mike Ortiz spent nine months?

But more than the nation’s future is at stake. Erica’s relentless search for the truth puts the life of her preteen daughter Jenny in danger, even as Erica’s own dark past threatens to overtake her.

In her latest Newsmakers thriller, New York Times bestselling author and Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl weaves a taut and chilling story. The Candidate is packed with political intrigue and media manipulation as the lust for power turns deadly indeed.


Biography
Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded commentators. For fifteen years, she was a legal analyst and reporter on the Fox News Channel. She is also a Professor of Law at New York Law School.

Prior to joining Fox News Channel in New York City, Wiehl served as a legal analyst and reporter for NBC News and NPR’s “All Things Considered”. Before that, she served as a Federal Prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office.

Wiehl earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland.
 
 
 
 
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Mirror, Mirror, A Legal Thriller
by Deborah Hawkins (Author)
Jeff Ryder is a cocky young lawyer who has it all. Fast cars, fast women, and a million dollar lifestyle. But on the day he makes partner at Warrick, Thompson, he loses everything when the State Bar threatens to disbar him. The head of the local innocence project claims that when he was a deputy prosecutor, he coached a small-time thief to lie in order to convict the thief’s partner of the attempted murder of a young police officer.

Chris Rafferty can barely remember the night he took six bullets in his spine while answering a routine call for a burglary in progress in a La Jolla mansion. He was two days away from rejoining SEAL Team Three. Now a quadriplegic, he watches helplessly as the burden of rasing their daughter and the struggle to meet his rising medical expenses falls on his beautiful wife, Beth.

Determined to prove his integrity, Jeff sets out to find the real shooter. When his old boss will not let him access his files in the Rafferty case, he persuades Chris and Beth to sue the police department and the body armor company for millions. But uncovering the truth about that night in La Jolla becomes increasingly dangerous. And on the night Jeff gives in to temptation and sleeps with Beth, his gun and car are used to kill his arch enemy, the head of the innocence project. When three more potential witnesses die under suspicious circumstances, Jeff is arrested and charged with capital murder. His choice: plead guilty or see Beth charged as his accomplice.

Biography
Deborah grew up in the South, wrote her first novel at the of age thirteen, and has been writing ever since. In graduate school, she studied Irish Literature and came to believe all Irishmen and Southerners are born storytellers. In addition to writing, she loves music and plays the clarinet. Now that her children are grown, she devotes her time to law, music, writing, and her two Golden Retrievers, Melody and Rhythm.

Deborah taught college English and worked as a technical editor before going to law school. She worked for several large East Cost firms before coming to California in the mid-1980’s where she developed a solo practice as an appellate attorney while raising her three children as a single parent. She is admitted to the bar in two states and the District of Columbia, is a certified appellate specialist, and has a Master of Laws in addition to a Masters in English. She believes that even a legal case always begins with a story.

Connect with Deborah on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DanceForADeadPrincess or at www.facebook.com/deborah.hawkins.37 or follow her on Twitter at @DeborahHawk3 or email her at dhawkins8350@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
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Facing Home (Over the Edge Book 1)
by Danielle Stewart (Author)
Vitorino “Click” Coglinaese knows he shouldn’t feel more at home in a war zone than he does in his own backyard. But when you earn yourself a nickname like Click, the only sound the enemy hears before you strike, transitioning back to civilian life is a more insurmountable task than any combat mission…

Kindle August 07, 2018

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Name of the Devil: A Jessica Blackwood Novel
by Andrew Mayne (Author)
When a church combusts in rural Appalachia, the bizarre trail of carnage suggests diabolical forces are at work. Charged with explaining the inexplicable, the FBI’s Dr. Ailes and Agent Knoll once again turn to the ace up their sleeve: Agent Jessica Blackwood, a former prodigy from a family dynasty of illusionists. After playing a pivotal role in the capture of the Warlock, a seemingly supernatural serial killer, Jessica can no longer ignore the world, and the skills, she left behind. Her talent and experience endow her with a knack for knowing when things are not always as they appear to be, and she soon realizes this explosion is just the first of many crimes.

As the death toll mounts, Jessica discovers the victims share a troubling secret with far-reaching implications that stretch from the hills of West Virginia to cartel-corrupted Mexico to the hallowed halls of the Vatican. Everyone involved in what happened on that horrible night so long ago has tried to bury it—except for one person, who believes that the past can be hidden, but never forgiven. Can Jessica draw on her unique understanding of the power and potential of deception to thwart a murderer determined to avenge the past?
 
 
 
 
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Dead Man’s Badge
by Robert E. Dunn (Author)
Career criminal Longview Moody, on the run from killers, assumes his dead, twin brother’s identity as the new Chief of Police of a Texas town that’s being terrorized by a Mexican drug cartel. To pull off the deadly deception, Longview desperately works to become the kind of cop and man that his brother was. But when the two lives he’s living converge, he’s forced to embrace the violence within him to get justice…and vengeance.
About the Author
Robert E. Dunn was born an Army brat and grew up in the Missouri Ozarks. He wrote his first book at age eleven turning a series of Jack Kirby comic books into a hand written novel. Over many years in the, mostly, honest work of video and film production he produced everything from documentaries, to training films and his favorite, travelogues. He returned to writing mystery, horror, and fantasy fiction for publication after the turn of the century. It seemed like a good time for change even if the changes were not always his choice.

 
 
 
 
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A Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set: Jolie Blon’s Bounce, Last Car to Elysian Fields, Crusader’s Cross
by James Lee Burke (Author)
Jolie Blon’s Bounce
New Iberia, Louisiana, is reeling from a one-two punch of brutal rape-homicides, and drug-addicted blues singer Tee Bobby Hulin has been tagged as the prime suspect. No stranger to bucking popular opinion, police detective Dave Robicheaux is convinced they’ve got the wrong man. But while placating a town on fire for swift revenge, Robicheaux must face his own demons in the form of Legion Guidry, a diabolical figure whose hardcore brand of violence left Robicheaux humiliated and addicted to painkillers. With his longtime friend, the boozing and womanizing Clete Purcel, Robicheaux treads among land mines of injustice, mob payoffs, and deadly secrets, all the while guessing: whom can he trust—and whom should he fear?

Last Car to Elysian Fields
For Dave Robicheaux, there is no easy passage home. When an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan, is brutally attacked in New Orleans, Robicheaux knows he has to return there to investigate, visiting old ghosts and exposing old wounds. The trouble continues when Father Jimmie asks Robicheaux to help investigate the presence of a toxic landfill near St. James Parish, which in turn leads to a search for the truth behind the disappearance many years before of a legendary blues musician and composer. Trying to connect these seemingly disparate threads of crime, Robicheaux finds himself drawn into a web of sordid secrets and escalating violence that sends echoes down the lonely corridors of his own unresolved past.

Crusader’s Cross
Time and suffering have taught Detective Dave Robicheaux that memories—including those of a strange and violent summer from his youth—are best left alone. But a dying man’s confession forces Robicheaux to raise new questions about a decades-old mystery with a missing woman at its heart. Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin, and Robicheaux’s half brother, Jimmie, paid a brutal price for entering her world. Resurrecting the truth about the mysterious Miss Durbin will plunge Robicheaux into the insidious machinations of New Orleans’ wealthiest family, into a complex love affair of his own, and into hot pursuit of a ruthless killer expanding his territory beyond the Big Easy at a frightening pace.
 
 
 
 
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Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love – A B.A.D. Collection: Phantom in the Night, Whispered Lies, Silent Truth and an excerpt from Alterant
by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Author), Dianna Love
Phantom in the Night
After losing her mother to a vigilante killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working covertly as a new agent for the Bureau of American Defense agency, she’s consulting with the New Orleans Police Department to bust an organized crime ring suspected of funding terrorism. But when rumors surface of a phantom ghost terrorizing and killing the very people she’s investigating, she’s suspicious.
Nathan Drake has spent his life protecting his family, the only thing that matters to him…until the most feared drug lord in the southeast takes everything Nathan holds dear. Now he’s a man on a mission with nothing to lose. He figures he only needs to stay alive long enough to protect the innocent lives the killers are out to destroy.
As the two of them seek a similar goal by different means, Terri and Nathan are drawn deep into an evil underbelly that cuts through all levels of society. Now two people who have no reason to trust must trust in each other or die. And if they die, a deadly attack will be unleashed on thousands of innocent people.

Whispered Lies
In the suspenseful thriller from New York Times bestselling coauthors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love, a Bureau of American Defense agent and an irresistible informant join forces to thwart a deadly global conspiracy. . . .

Gabrielle Saxe has hidden from a killer for the past decade, sending anonymous tips on international criminals to intelligence agencies around the world. When a postcard arrives from a friend who is supposed to be dead, she takes a risk that catapults her into the midst of dangerous operatives on a treacherous mission—and into the arms of Bureau of American Defense operative Carlos Delgado. Dutybound to surrender her to Interpol as an international felon, Carlos is the last person Gabrielle should trust and the only one standing between her and death. But little does she know, she holds the key to his survival as well. . . .

Silent Truth
In the sizzling new adventure from New York Times bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love, a red-hot BAD boy teams up with a sexy television reporter on an explosive quest for revenge.

Tough-as-nails Bureau of American Defense agent Hunter Thornton-Payne is no stranger to uncomfortable top-secret missions, but tonight takes the cake. He just needs to stick out a stuffy charity fund-raiser long enough to find the ruthless assassin he’s hunted for four years. It’s a rogue operation, but Hunter’s got nothing to lose—until a beautiful brunette unexpectedly pulls him into her own dangerous agenda. Abbie Blanton will do anything to cure her mother’s mysterious illness. When a high-profile heiress is murdered as Abbie tries to blackmail her for clues, Abbie realizes she’s stumbled into an unforgiving conspiracy—and she’s the next target. Soon, she and Hunter discover an alarming connection and begin a treacherous battle against an evil enterprise that someone will go to terrifying lengths to keep hidden.
 
 
 
 
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Fascinating Facts for the Whole Family: Trivia about Human Body and Cute Animals (Cats, Dogs, Pandas, Horses and Pigs)
by Nayden Kostov (Author), Pavel Kostov (Illustrator), Jonathon Tabet (Editor), Andrea Leitenberger (Editor)
My aim was to create a compilation of facts suitable for children. This book will entice them into reading and learning new stuff while having fun.
I created the popular trivia website RaiseYourBrain and wrote two trivia books so far. As I was new to writing for kids, my son Pavel (aged 8) helped me very much. He reads a lot and really loves learning new things every day. Pavel proudly illustrated the book and helped me to handpick and order the facts.
The book contains 600+ pieces of trivia and is covering topics that kids love: cute animals and human body. The lack of explicit sexuality, foul language or gore makes it a good read for anyone in the age range 8-18 years (and their parents too 😉 ).
A life hack if your child is NOT an avid reader: when you are preparing his/her lunch box, slip inside a couple of those facts. You could print out three facts every day to create some lunchtime fun for your kids and provoke their intellectual curiosity.
 
 
 
 
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Little Women (AmazonClassics Edition)
by Louisa May Alcott (Author)
As a New England mother struggles to support her family in the wake of her husband’s service in the Civil War, her four daughters struggle, too—caught between childhood dreams and the realities of burgeoning adulthood. For Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, raised in integrity and virtue, negotiating the right path in life means making choices that will either narrow or expand their destinies.

Based on the author’s life, Little Women transcends genre, gender, and class with its examination of personal quests, societal restrictions, family ties, and the end of innocence.

Amazon Classics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Little Women, this edition of Little Women (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
 
 
 
 
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The Bishop Burned the Lady
by Bill Percy (Author)
A mysterious fire in a remote forest clearing; a woman’s charred bones; unexplained tracks in the rutted road—the only clues Deputy Andi Pelton has to what happened. Then she meets an old man living alone in a forest compound that obviously houses many people. Sex trafficking in the Montana wilderness? As Andi and psychologist Ed Northrup struggle to solve the brutal and fiery murder, Andi faces a fear she didn’t know she had. The horrors they unearth lead them deep into the appalling reality of prison gangs and a cult led by a malign Bishop—and threaten to overwhelm Andi and Ed’s romance and her growing bond with her “step-girlfriend,” Ed’s adopted daughter, Grace. Will that center hold when Andi finds the killer holding a knife against her throat? And if it does and she succeeds, will she be able to face her greater fear?
About the Author
Bill Percy, an award-winning novelist, draws on his experiences as a psychotherapist to write vivid, engaging tales of people confronting painful and challenging mysteries. His previous novels in the “Monastery Valley” series, Climbing the Coliseum and Nobody’s Safe Here, were finalists or distinguished favorites in multiple book award competitions. Bill lives with his wife, Michele, in Hope, Idaho, above the shore of idyllic Lake Pend Oreille in the shadow of the rugged Cabinet Mountains.

 
 
 
 
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Bone Set II – Gina Mazzio RN Thrillers 4-6 (Gina Mazzio RN Medical Thriller Series Book 2)
by Bette Golden Lamb (Author), J. J. Lamb (Author)
BONE of CONTENTION (#4)
Gina returns to Ridgewood Hospital after a near-death experience while working with fiancé Harry Lucke as travel nurses in Nevada’s barren gold country. Now, she’s assigned to the Ob/Gyn Women’s Health Clinic.
An outbreak of mystifying post-abortion deaths among Clinic patients puts Gina on the trail of unknown perpetrators. Her relentless investigation soon makes her the target of a fanatical couple who kidnap and attempt to kill her to keep from being found out.

BONE DUST (#5)
An influenza epidemic slams San Francisco, pushing medical facilities to and beyond normal limits. The chaos masks deadly blood-letting by a sociopathic hospital phlebotomist.
Gina, distracted by a serious breakup with her longtime fiancé, Harry Lucke, and on the brink of a new romance, misreads the full danger of a stalking that leads to the murder of another Internal Medicine nurse.
Gina’s investigation into the killing of the nurse, along with trying to find out why flu patients are dying unexpectedly, makes her the new prime target of the phlebotomist stalker.

BONE CRACK (#6)
RN Gina Mazzio and her long-time love, Harry Lucke, are deep into marriage plans when a particularly nasty murder intervenes—the bookkeeper in their friend Lolly’s office has been raped and carved up. The worst part? The carving occurred before the murder.
Lolly suspects her cardiologist boss, Dr. Mort Tallent, is involved. And since Gina helped her friend get “the job of a lifetime,” she jumps right into the fire. What she uncovers? Mort is one unsavory cardiologist. His ex-wife was murdered when she dumped him a year ago, and there’s some shady shenanigans of a business nature—the kind you might kill to keep secret.
Worst of all, there’s that pal of his, the kind of person you never want to meet in a dark alley, or anywhere else. 


Kindle August 05, 2018

That’s What She Read – Michelle: A new must-buy author
My Thoughts: With Lifel1k3, Jay Kristoff cements his place on my hallowed list of must-buys/reads. This list contains less than five authors because I am that picky, but he definitely makes the list.
 
 
By Susan Jean Ricci: Happily Ever After Endings
 
 
By Nancy Radke: #4 Unforgettable Memory; Driving Wheat Trucks and Other Farm Equipment
 
 
The Passive Voice: Audiobook sales soar as some authors forsake print, 20 Years of Wisdom From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and more ->
 
 
Colleen Chesebro The Fairy Whisperer: Publishing Your Print Book with Amazon Book Templates, Writer’s Tips: #Editing, #Formatting, #Bookdesign, helpful links, Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Devil’s Lake, (Bittersweet Hollow, Book 1),” by Author, Aaron Paul Lazar and more ->
 
 
Maggie Shayne: Brand New Series – Fiona


 
 

 
 
 
 
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The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense (Jane Hawk)
by Dean Koontz

“I very much need to be dead.”

These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for—but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what.

People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important—so terrifying—that they will exterminate anyone in their way.

But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless—and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.
 
 
 
 
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Norwegian by Night
by Derek B. Miller (Author)
Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway—a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway.

Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.
 
 
 
 
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The Book Club: A Women’s Fiction Novel about the Power of Friendship
by Mary Alice Monroe
On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband’s sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband’s betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the “perfect” wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance.
 
 
 
 
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Any Day Now: A Novel (Sullivan’s Crossing)
by Robyn Carr (Author)
For Sierra Jones, Sullivan’s Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She’s put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn’t yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet.

Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she’s always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it’s a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan’s Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.

Kindle August 04, 2018

The Passive Voice: Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future, These Professors Don’t Work for a Predatory Publisher. It Keeps Claiming They Do. and more ->
Books are so cheap and easy to get that people don’t bother stealing them, which is the essential rule of piracy that the music business learned much too late.
Tucker Max

 
 
 
 
By Maureen Bonatch: What Will They Say About You?
I like to think we’re leaving an impression behind us every day, and not just after we’re gone. That what we do, and how we treat others, will be how we’re remembered. Authors might have a little of an advantage in that we can leave a little bit of ourselves in our stories, or share some of our personal journey through life on our blogs, although this depends on just how much we want to share with our readers.

This tour reminded me to be mindful of how routine interactions each day could leave a lifelong impression. Of how our stories, both in reality and fiction, can live on in other’s lives.

I don’t anticipate people wanting to tromp through my home one day and discuss the mundane details of my life, or peer into my writing room and try to make sense of my mind from the material articles I’ve left behind. But I can only hope that by being true to my heart and passions, and good to those around me, that the impression I leave is a good one and that perhaps one day I’ll inspire others to follow their dreams too.

What Do You Hope People Will Say About You?

Maureen Bonatch grew up in small town Pennsylvania and her love of the four seasons—hockey, biking, sweat pants and hibernation—keeps her there.
 
 
 
 
Limecello: Ask Me Anything 2.0
Hi friends! Today’s post is on a whim. Yes, the topic is right and true. You can ask me anything. It’s inspired by a conversation I had at RWA. Jamie Beck told me I did something nice – and to be honest I’m still not entirely convinced she meant me – and that she isn’t confusing me with someone else … but it was really nice to hear, so <3. ANYWAY ideally, this is a time for you to ask anything book related. Blogging, guest posting, reviews, so on. I promise to answer any question you might have about it. “The industry.” Of course, we all understand the answers are all just from my experience/my opinion. I also invite anyone else to chime in with their own answers too! 🙂 You can feel free to ask me a question about anything else as well … but I reserve the right to not answer that. You can also check out previous instances of “AMA ALBTALBS Style.

Happy weekend, and start firing off those questions!

 
 
 
 
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You’ll Never Know, Dear: A Novel of Suspense
by Hallie Ephron (Author)
An addictive novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Night Night, Sleep Tight, about three generations of women haunted by a little girl’s disappearance, and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to the truth . . .

Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an adorable puppy scampered by. Eager to pet the pretty dog, Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street. When she returned to the yard, Janey’s precious doll was gone . . . and so was Janey.

Forty years after Janey went missing, Lis—now a mother with a college-age daughter of her own—still blames herself for what happened. Every year on the anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, their mother, Miss Sorrel, places a classified ad in the local paper with a picture of the toy Janey had with her that day—a one-of-a-kind porcelain doll—offering a generous cash reward for its return. For years, there’s been no response. But this year, the doll came home.

It is the first clue in a decades-old mystery that is about to turn into something far more sinister—endangering Lis and the lives of her mother and daughter as well. Someone knows the truth about what happened all those years ago, and is desperate to keep it hidden.
 
 
 
 
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5-Minute Daily Meditations: Instant Wisdom, Clarity, and Calm
by Sah D’Simone (Author)

Five minutes is all it takes to make mindfulness a part of your everyday routine with 5-Minute Daily Meditations.

Whenever you’re ready to take five—on your commute, between appointments, or after dinner—5-Minute Daily Meditations offers quick and easy guidance for instant wisdom, clarity, and calm.

These short and accessible daily meditations allow you to practice mindfulness any day, anytime, and anywhere. With 365 daily meditations on everything from emotions and fears to forgiveness and love, 5-Minute Daily Meditations is a go-to guide for mindful living when life gets busy.

5-Minute Daily Meditations helps you be present in everything that you do with:

5-Minute daily meditations that foster self-reflection and awareness, even on the go!
Flexible structure with daily meditations that span one full year, from January to January, so that you can start whenever you’re ready
Everyday awareness with daily meditations that speak to the most common problems, hardships, emotions, joys, etc. that we face on a daily basis

Live your most mindful year yet. 5-Minute Daily Meditations offers quick and easy guidance to reset and find purpose—no matter how busy life gets.
 
 
 
 
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Girls Inc. Presents You’re Amazing!: A No-Pressure Gude to Being Your Best Self
by Claire Mysko (Author)
You’ve heard it all before: Get good grades. Keep your room clean. Wear the right clothes. Try new extracurricular activities. And why don’t you have a boyfriend? All these demands can be mind-boggling! What’s a girl to do?

Girls Inc. Presents: You’re Amazing! is a guide to help you deal with the amount of pressure you endure to be “perfect.”

In this fun and enthusiastic, not-your-mother’s book, you’ll get advice on not-so-easy topics, including how to:

Deal with stereotypes and cliques
Figure out the best way to balance school and a social life
Navigate the crushes and dating world
Find a place in your family

Packed with guidance from older teens, female role models, and activities from Girls Inc., this fun to read book is truly a guide to being your very best-and happiest-self.
 
 
 
 
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Out of the Shoebox: An Autobiographic Mystery (Historical Nonfiction story)
by Yaron Reshef (Author)
Did you ever get a phone call that changed your life?
That is what happened to author of this book.

A mysterious unexpected phone call hurls Yaron Reshef into an intensive two-year journey, during which he has to solve a mystery that took shape in the 1930s and gradually unfolded in the present. A mysterious lot, a forgotten bank account, a people long gone ”” along with their memory which were obliterated during the Holocaust. All of these rise to the surface, bearing with them memories and emotions previously hidden away in the shoebox.

Out of the Shoebox is a fascinating journal that reads like a detective story, comes across as an imaginative quest into the past, yet is the true personal story of the writer, Yaron Reshef.

“I had no intention of writing a book. I had no need to write a story in general nor a story about my family and the Holocaust in particular. But life being what it is, sometimes things happen in mysterious, even surprising ways. Stuff that used to take center stage moves to the background, and background stuff moves downstage and center. That’s what happened in my case.”
Yaron Reshef
 
 
 
 
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Picture Perfect Murder (A Ryli Sinclair Mystery Book 1)
by Jenna St. James (Author)
Ryli Sinclair had no idea that moonlighting as a Forensic Photographer for the Granville Police Department would put her directly in the path of a crazed killer. Determined to identify the murderer before she becomes the next victim, Ryli enlists the help of her best friend, Paige, and her elderly great-aunt, Shirley, a former private investigator. From the driver’s seat of Aunt Shirley’s coveted ’65 Falcon, Ryli and the girls are hot on the trail of the murderer…and hilarity ensues, as the ridiculously handsome chief of police, Garrett Kimble, throws stumbling blocks in their path at every turn.
 
 
 
 
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The Noah Reid Action Thriller Series: Books 1-3 (plus special bonuses)
by Wesley Robert Lowe (Author)
A Shaolin master. A crime family on the rise. Each showdown pushing to a greater breaking point…
Three novels. Two bonus prequels. 800+ pages of thrilling, edge-of-your-seat martial arts action!

Noah Reid would rather fight Hong Kong’s criminal underground in a court of law, not on the mean streets. As the son of Christian missionaries and a Shaolin devotee, he never thought he’d take on a Triad mob family single-handed. But when his boss embezzles billions from a ruthless Triad leader, Noah must square off with his entire family who’ve twisted martial arts skills for the dark, deadly purpose of getting the family fortune back.

To defeat his bloodthirsty foes, he must dig into the essence of his training: The five animals of the Shaolin. He summons the power of the tiger, fighting spirit of the dragon, speed of the leopard, grace of the crane and the guile of the snake. With the body count rising, Noah stretches beyond his limits to save his loved ones and bring the ruthless mob family to its knees.

The Noah Reid Action Thriller series contains the first three exhilarating novels plus two bonus prequels that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the origin stories of Noah Reid and his crime lord nemesis. If you like action heroes with heart, criminal underworlds, and shocking twists and turns, then you’ll love Wesley Robert Lowe’s high-octane page-turners.
 
 
 
 
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On The Black
by Theo Cage (Author)
One of the most decorated covert agents in U.S. history, Burroughs Rice, has been “on the black” for ten years, deep under cover and running for his life from some of the world’s most dangerous power brokers.

When a mysterious government agency stumbles onto the ex-agent in the wilds of Washington State, they force Rice to deal with a terrible secret. What follows is a harrowing road trip across the American heartland with Rice at war with an army of International mercenaries, an organized crime family, and an ultra-violent biker gang.

Complicating his mission is a young hitchhiker he rescues – and an ER trauma nurse who becomes an unwitting ally.

ON THE BLACK comes to a surprise climax in the nation’s capital – an armed showdown in one of the country’s most famous national treasures.

Based on hundreds of hours of research, including interviews with actual intelligence operatives, ON THE BLACK is epic, suspenseful, and painfully revealing.