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The Last Refuge

Iraq, 1991:Operation Desert Storm. In a terrible friendly fire incident, a U.S. helicopter massacres a small convoy of American MPs. Among the dead: a mysterious American civilian engineer discovered by the soldiers behind enemy lines.

San Diego, CA, 1993: A freelance journalist is hired to research a story about a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead engineer’s widow against the government and the defense contractor which employed him But the government insists there is no lawsuit, and the contractor claims the engineer did not work for them. And someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Peter Brandt, the war-scarred journalist from Empty Places, returns in this story of greed, betrayal, and government secrets. With federal agents, foreign spies,and shady covert operatives standing in his way, Peter discovers patriotism is often the last refuge for those whose motives are far from patriotic. Can Peter expose the truth without becoming another victim of the wartime tragedy?

“…a first class performance from a writer at the very top of his game…” (SHOTS Magazine)

DUTY: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond

A collection of previously published and new short stories by author Martin Roy Hill. In the title story, “Duty,” a Cold War soldier faces the prospect of starting WWIII. In “Something Far Away,” a former Coastguardsman must face his ghosts from the past. A Navy investigator faces a different kind of ghost aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier in “Destroyer Turns.” “Brandenberg’s Diaries” tells the story of a retired spy’s last mission during Glasnost. A group of soldiers faces the curse of war over several generations in “The Stragglers.” And in “The Use of Innocence,” a Vietnam vet contemplates a younger generation eager for another war.

“Hill’s writing is sparse but packs so much into each tale that you leave one story satisfied yet eager to dive into the next one. They are that good.” (Reader’s Favorite)

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 08/13/12
  • : 1478207248
  • : 978-1478207245
  • : B008XC1P0Q
  • : https://youtu.be/nCGnXBmk1ik
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Martin Roy Hill

Empty Places

He warned her. People die in lonely and empty places. But she didn’t listen.

Peter Brandt is a war-scarred news service reporter who has seen more than he can bear to remember. Returning to the States, he discovers his former wife, TV reporter Robin Anderson, brutally murdered and the local cops doing nothing to find her killer. Driven by guilt and regret over his failed marriage, Peter sets out with an old friend, retired cop Matt Banyon, to find Robin’s killer. Following clues she left behind, Peter and Matt unearth a shadowy world of sex, drugs, political corruption, and a wealthy Cuban freedom fighter with a suspicious past. Peter and Matt soon become the hunted, and Peter must finally face his own demons – and death in a dark and empty place.

“A powerful and memorable thriller…” (Book Viral)

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 10/11/13
  • : 1484058380
  • : 978-1484058381
  • : B00FUAPAH8
  • : https://youtu.be/73EdPQ_d63w
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Tanya Watt

The Killing Depths

A sub. A secret mission. And a serial killer.
Tom Clancy meets the Green River Killer

A killer lurks beneath the waves of the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Encinitas, the first attack submarine crewed by both men and women, stalks the Crescent Moon, a renegade Iranian sub armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But another predator hides aboard the American sub, a murderer who has already left a trail of dead women behind on shore. While the crew of the Encinitas plays a deadly game of hide-and-seek with the Crescent Moon, NCIS investigator Linus Schag must discover the killer’s identity before his – or her – blood lust leads to the submarine’s total destruction.

  • : Martin Roy Hill
  • : 32-32 North Publishing
  • : 11/24/12
  • : 1480042633
  • : 978-1480042636
  • : B00ACTKN0G
  • : https://youtu.be/EsCZHbrsiyg
  • : mrhill.author@gmail.com
  • : Martin Roy Hill

Child of Paradise (Listen to your Dreams)

Life takes an unexpected turn when Tia meets the boy whom she secretly had a crush on all through her school years. Not only does Ron steal her heart but he seems equally besotted in a true blue sense of the word. Tia’s friends who had always known about her infatuation are more than thrilled as Ron is absolutely a girl’s dream come true – a stunner with a heart of gold.
Everything seemed just so perfect and it looked like the universe finally heard her wishes…if not for one person who didn’t want her to be with Ron. And it was none other than the person Tia loved most in the world – Rianna, her sister. The bizzare part of it all was that Rianna was no longer alive! Tia was continuously haunted by dreams of her sister who kept warning her off Ron.
Her sister’s case being closed off by the police as suicide was something that had left Tia deeply perturbed even years after her passing away. As Tia follows her instincts and tries to solve the mystery surrounding her sister’s death she comes up with evidence that might just open up a can of worms and shatter her whole family.
Will she be able to fulfil her sister’s last wish? Will she make the right choice between love and justice? This story is a journey of corporate ambition, greed, lust and betrayal. A paranormal crime novel that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and family drama while at the same time leave you twitching to unearth the mystery of a death, unresolved.

2017-05-15T21:25:23+00:00 Mystery/Thriller|0 Comments

The Wrath

A monster lurks in the storm.

In the mid 1800’s, a family takes refuge in an abandoned cabin deep in the woods as they travel south through the Canadian wilderness in search of a warmer life. Having lost their way, snowed in by a heavy storm and long out of food, a dark fever spreads among them.

The father, William, sinks to desperate measures in his effort to acquire meat and stay headstrong to his plan. The only one seeing through his madness is his superstitious daughter, Caitland. Her only possession is a book that has filled her head with tales of the supernatural powers of the forest.

Powers that seem to be growing all too real… and becoming hell bent on making sure the family doesn’t get through the storm alive.

Bernice Rathe

Revenge best served cold. Deep, dark, state secrets send Bernice on a journey like no other. Deemed a music child prodigy and becoming one of the youngest prosecutors in the nation, Bernice Rathe is undoubtedly a high achiever and accomplished person, who had to overcome many barriers to achieve her success. Bernice’s ambition and desire to fight for justice led her to apply for a top secret government job. A perfect candidate for the job, Bernice’s vetting process went smoothly until one day the process stalled and eventually her life derailed. Instead of working for the government in fighting for justice, she became a target for rogue government elements. Desperate to prove her innocence and uncover the truth, Bernice is discredited and falsely pegged as bipolar and paranoid delusional as well as a terrorist, among other lies and deception. But, why? Bernice sets out to find the truth about why she has been discredited and targeted for death by these rogue elements. She faces the biggest challenges of her life. However, the secrets she finds will shock and rock the nation and world. Bea Giovanni weaves mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy into this thriller novel. She leaves no stone unturned. There is something for everyone in this fictional novel.

  • : Bea Giovanni
  • : Multi-Delusional Media
  • : 12/14/2016
  • : 0989756505
  • : 978-0989756501
  • : B01N7HGTY9
  • : https://vimeo.com/198442111
  • : m-dmedia@yandex.com
  • : Bea Giovanni/Multi-Delusional Media
  • : http://www.bernicerathethebook.com/

Vector | Tradecraft: Phase Zero

Agent Lee Jansen and Dr. Emma Hess are on the verge of discovering exactly what kind of weapon Dr. Jawad Khattib was working on before his untimely death—and some very powerful people will do anything to stop them. Will they uncover the truth before it’s too late?

  • : Michael Shusko
  • : 11/09/2016
  • : 1-53726-175-4
  • : 978-1-53726-175-1
  • : https://vimeo.com/213590956
  • : info@michaelshusko.com
  • : n/a

Half Bad

In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?

In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.

  • : Sally Green
  • : Penguin Teen
  • : 03/04/2014
  • : 0670016780
  • : B00DGZKJ8O
  • : https://vimeo.com/87531472
  • : cushmanovich@gmail.com
  • : Film 14
  • : http://www.film-14.com

Size Zero: A Crime Novel

Condom dresses, space helmets, and vegetable coats have debuted on fashion runways—now a dead body is the trend.

Filleted and stitched into a gruesome skin coat, a corpse worn by an anorexic model saunters down fashion’s biggest stage. The remains are identified as Annabelle Leigh, the teenager who mysteriously disappeared over a decade ago from her boyfriend’s New York City mansion.

After years of seeking the truth, new evidence puts golden boy Cecil LeClaire at the center of the crime. He teams up with Ava Germaine, a beautiful and badass ex-con with a knack for breaking codes. Together they investigate the depraved and lawless modeling industry behind Cecil’s family fortune.

Model agencies promise the American Dream, but what secrets hide behind those emaciated scowls?

In high fashion modeling, selling bodies is organized crime

2017-04-18T18:33:23+00:00 Mystery/Thriller|0 Comments

The Dante Deception

Natalie Brandon knows a 700-year-old Dante manuscript up for auction is a fake, but no one believes her because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. To help stop the auction, she turns to her sister Beth, a history professor. But Christof, the forger, can’t let them succeed. He needs money from the sale to avenge the death of his true love at the hands of a Russian mobster. To silence Natalie and Beth, he enlists the help of a British baron and a fledgling bureau of spies. But Christof’s allies have their own agenda, and as his quest for vengeance spirals out of control, he targets Natalie as the cause of everything that’s gone wrong. Can Natalie stay alive long enough to stop Christof and prove she’s right about the forgery?

  • : Jenni Wiltz
  • : Decanter Press
  • : 08/29/2016
  • : 1-942348-05-3
  • : 978-1-942348-05-4
  • : B01L8DY2EC
  • : https://youtu.be/4sySA4eCvE4
  • : jenni.wiltz@gmail.com
  • : Jenni Wiltz
  • : http://jenniwiltz.com
2017-04-14T22:51:10+00:00 Mystery/Thriller, Staff Pick|0 Comments

Threads of Suspicion

Will her latest cold case unravel before justice is served?

Evie Blackwell’s reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor’s Missing Persons Task Force. With so much public fanfare surrounding the launch of this elite investigative team, the political stakes are high, and the team will have to produce results–and quickly.

Evie and her new partner, David Marshal, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago, and while both involve persons now missing for several years, the cases couldn’t be more different. As Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighborhood over the disappearance of a college student, David searches for a private investigator whose last case involved a high-powered client.

With a deep conviction that “justice for all” truly matters, Evie and David are unrelenting in their search for the truth. But the questions that lie just beneath the surface in Evie’s personal life are also begging for answers.

  • : Dee Henderson
  • : Bethany House Publishers
  • : 05/02/2017
  • : 9780764219979
  • : 978-0764219979
  • : B01N298TPK
  • : https://youtu.be/MWOVyrc4j8U
  • : brittany.higdon@bethanyhouse.com
  • : Bethany House Publishers

The Dime

A Dallas narcotics detective, Betty Rhyzyk, takes on Mexican drug cartels and Texas crime syndicates. The first in the Det. Betty series.

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman

Fifteen-year-old Courtney wants to be normal like her friends. But there’s something frighteningly different about her―and it’s not just the mysterious tattoo her conspiracy-obsessed grandfather marked her with when she was a child. The last thing Courtney wants to do is end up crazy and dead like her grandfather―but what about the tattoo? And the alien scouts who visit Courtney in her bedroom at night, claiming to have shared an alliance with her grandfather?

With her new friend Agatha’s apocalyptic visions, Courtney begins connecting the dots between the past, present, and future―of her bloodline, and the ancient history that surrounds it. So is she going mentally insane, like her family claimed her grandfather did, or is she actually a “chosen one” with ancestral connections to another world? Either way, Courtney has a mission: untangle her past, discover the truth, and stop the apocalypse before anyone from school finds out she’s missing.

  • : Brady Stefani
  • : SparkPress
  • : 06/07/2016
  • : 1940716349
  • : 978-1940716343
  • : B01DU18WDW
  • : https://vimeo.com/192091071
  • : cushmanovich@gmail.com
  • : FILM 14
  • : http://www.film-14.com

Defender of the Faithful

Book 3 in the Defender of England Series!

The rebellion to remove King Henry II, from the throne of England has been crushed. The perpetrators have either been imprisoned, or have all met untimely ends. Henry’s forces have done such a thorough job of rooting out the dissidents, that England seems to truly be at peace.
Appearances can be deceiving. When hostilities are bottled up, they find new avenues of release, and bring forth something Lord James has never had to deal with before when a mutilated body is discovered in his quiet town of Loxley. Facing a foe on an open battlefield is a far cry from finding a monster hiding in the shadows, or worse, the madman who walks among them.
It is medieval murder most foul, and James must wrestle with his conscience over what is the truth and what is justice.

Conspiracy of silence

This Is the Way the World Ends.

Four years after a tragic mission decimated his team, Cole “Tox” Russell has been disavowed by the United States. And that’s fine–he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed, Tox is lured back into action.

Tox and his former Special Forces team regroup to work with FBI deception expert, Kasey Cortes, and fiery archaeologist, Tzivia Khalon, to search the globe for answers–and a cure. As the mission leads from one continent to another, it becomes clear they’re not just fighting a plague but battling an ancient secret society whose true goals remain hidden.

With time running out and the threat for a global pandemic rising, Tox and his team realize their sole chance might be to reach back through centuries of silence to find the only answer that can save them all.

Elegy in Scarlet

When crime consultant Scott Drayco’s long-AWOL mother returns and is charged with murder, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth even though everyone tells him to walk away. As he falls deeper into secrets, lies and cons, he begins to suspect the case may be all part of an elaborate scam … where the only one being fooled is Drayco himself.

  • : BV Lawson
  • : Crimetime Press
  • : 10/27/2016
  • : 0-9904582-9-6
  • : 978-0-9904582-9-6
  • : B01M7V6PUZ
  • : https://youtu.be/WZ4A7-LDf4U
  • : bv@bvlawson.com
  • : Crimetime Press
  • : http://www.bvlawson.com/
2016-11-05T15:52:31+00:00 Mystery/Thriller, Staff Pick|0 Comments

The Apology

Filmmaker Christian Lindstrom returns to Vietnam to shoot tourism commercials, only to confront the agony of his past and the power there of the Asian underworld to control political events—including the creation and the whitewashing of Japan’s history itself. For producer Nachi Tanaka, it is the story of the shameful sins of the fathers coming back to hurt and haunt her family generations later. For the Japanese government, it is a coup d’état engineered by powerful business interests with the Japanese mafia, the Yakuza, doing their murderous bidding.

  • : Eric Haggman
  • : Haggman
  • : 05/20/2016
  • : 0997313706
  • : 978-0997313703
  • : age: English ASIN: B01GOOX1GK
  • : https://youtu.be/zBZwWclQ18Y
  • : theapology@matternow.com
  • : Haggman
  • : http://theapologybook.com/