From the first time the underage stripper meets the dangerous Mafia boss during a raid on his infamous San Franciscan Gentlemen’s Club, Coco Stevens is hypnotized by the young charismatic Don. Like a doomed moth drawn helplessly toward an enticing yet lethal flame, Sam Spielman also falls helplessly under her spell. The two could not be more different – and more alike – and more in love.
Guided by Sam’s clever mentoring, Coco begins her meteoric rise to the very pinnacle of the international fashion trade. She proves to be as wily and intelligent as she is beautiful as she swiftly adapts to the jet setting world of haute couture. She segues her supermodel status into a blossoming acting career, remaining glued to the fast track of a world of power and privilege.
For the better part of a decade, Coco balances life on the edge of a deadly and enticing razor. It’s a dangerous game with its own set of nasty rules. Although she plays it with a master’s touch, Coco knows full well that one mistake could cost her everything. Then the unthinkable happens.
From the exotic African svelte lands of Kenya to the breathtakingly beautiful sands of Barbados, Coco rides the golden bullet, hanging on for dear life until finally and inevitably, the gold begins to tarnish.
In the end, Sam Spielman is forced to choose between the unthinkable and the impossible. Would he rather pay the ultimate price for the most grievous of this world’s sins, or go on living in the darkness of his own creation? Seemingly trapped with a one way ticket on the voyage of the damned, can Coco and Sam find the only way out?
Coco finally reaches for redemption in the barren deserts of Nevada. Hanging in the balance is a modern day fortune which rivals the worth of King Solomon’s Mines. In a riveting conclusion with a surprising twist, perhaps the wages of sin can be spent more wisely than even they would have believed possible.
Still bruised from her encounter with The Cleveland Slasher, Dana, and her partner Jeremy Brown, soon become embroiled in a macabre game of cat and mouse as they try to hunt down this highly intelligent but utterly ruthless murderer before he claims his next victim. And then they realise they might be up against not one killer but two - and all hell breaks loose...
Ten Summer Street is no ordinary house. It was there, fifteen years ago, that Kristin saw something on a Halloween night that would haunt her until the end of her days. Since then, Julia has watched both Kristin and her mother fall prey to whomever—or whatever—lurks there.
Now Kristin's blind six-year-old daughter, Dulcie, has come to live in Lily Dale—at Ten Summer Street. Appointing herself protector, Julia is determined to coax the secrets of the house out into the light, to discover what the little girl "sees" roaming its halls . . . before the murderous force residing there makes them both its next victims.
1945, a German submarine makes an astonishing discovery. Within hours the crew are dead, the final entry of the captain's log the only evidence of their find. It seems they have stumbled upon a remarkable and ancient secret.
2012, a young man is found, washed up on the shore of Cuba. He has no idea who he is, or where he is from. But soon he will find himself at the centre of a deadly game between two civilizations.
Meanwhile, a classified governmental agency launches a top-secret manhunt. Their target: the young man. And so begins a clash of worlds.
This is Atlantis Rising.
A stunning action adventure thriller revealing the secrets of Atlantis - this is The Bourne Identity meets The Da Vinci Code.
Marcus Blake is the pen name of a critically acclaimed best-selling novelist. He lives in the UK.
Apparitions may be the funniest thriller of the millennium, or it might merely be the wisest, sexiest and most provocative book of the century. The critics are split. You decide.
Lured by the mysterious Contessa di Albertosi, Steane soon finds himself caught up in a web of lies and deceit. With no job and a gambling habit to maintain, he can't resist the offer of enough money to solve all of his problems. All he has to do is travel to Greece and track down a long buried secret. But Steane isn't the only one searching...
On the trail of this sadistic monster is FBI Special Agent Dana Whitestone. Driven by the brutal childhood slaying of her parents, Dana's relentless pursuit of the most evil and twisted criminals has seen her profile many violent cases. But never has she encountered a maniac as demented as Stiedowe, or a mind as horrifyingly disturbed...
The heist is cursed from the start.
Doug Mulcahy and his gang of career criminals hijack a fortune in black opals - gemstones with a rep for being unlucky. They certainly seem to be for Mulcahy, judging by the horrific accident that cuts their escape short. Then there is the strange house where they take refuge and the even stranger woman they take hostage - until a rogue gang member takes more than just her life.
Now, with even more blood on their hands, the fleeing thieves are forced to make a final stop. Posing as weekend hunters, they besiege a remote homestead inhabited by an innocent family. But the powers aligning against the gang have followed them to the property, giving rise to wicked portents and apparitions. Not even the worst thieves, no matter how desperate and cornered, could reckon on the evil pursuing them.
And the horrors are only just beginning...
“Dead Air is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that grabbed me quick and didn’t let go until its phenomenal, white-knuckle ending. And most terrifying of all — it could happen tomorrow. I couldn’t stop turning the pages.”
So Hallie and Reed start digging into things. What they unearth terrifies them. And as they start zeroing in on the killer, the killer quickly zeroes in on them. Barely escaping with their lives, they learn that the killer, a brilliant psychopath, has chosen a select group of people, many people, to die in a few hours.
When Hallie and Reed finally convince the police and federal authorities to stop the psychopath, there’s an even bigger problem. It’s too late.
Doctor John Roberts has only been a member of the community for the past five years, having moved to Jessup upon the occasion of his grandmother's death. John's grandmother had at one time been a Jessupite but had left the community in disenchantment with the Puralist way of life. What Abigail Wilson Roberts left behind at her demise was a diary that told all about Jessup and the Puralists, and something else that immediately caught John's attention. What he read, in the diary, motivated his move to his grandmother's former home in the mountains of Tennessee.
Now that John Roberts had moved into Jessup, the Puralists had a real doctor for the first time in their existence, and along with him came problems the Jessupites never imagined they would ever face. What John Roberts brought with him would test their moral convictions, and, eventually, threaten their very existence.
He heads back to Redd Mountain, supremely con?dent that he is the only man who can bring down a legendary elk; he quickly ?nds, however, his task isnt as easy as he had expected. To make matters worse, he is blocked at every turn by a park ranger and his former guide, Gerry Bruce.
Gerry was involved in his last hunt on this mountain, the very hunt in which Warners careless action caused the deaths that haunt him today. Gerry is very determined not to let that happen again, so he reluctantly agrees to go along on this one. There are other people on the hunt for reasons of their own, and once on the mountain they will ?nd themselves pulled along the slopes by an unseen hand. Someone else wants them to be there at the end, when the chase is over and the quarry brought down.
As they close in on the elk, they ?nd themselves starting to wonder if they are following or being led, as more and more curious events start to take place. In the end, however, the mountain will decide who is the hunter and who is the prey.
Driven by desperation and greed, McBraid hires the notorious Nomed, a highly sought-after assassin who commands millions to kill a target. The FBI learns of the assassination plot and intervenes to protect Stuart. He in turn quickly augments the FBI team, hiring two security specialists as additional defense: a monster of a man, nicknamed Supermanand Alex Nichols, an expert in the field of security. Stuart clings desperately to the hope that he can make it though the onslaught of Nomeds assassination attempts. If he does, his next ingenious virtual reality productMind Gameswill blow the world away with its originality and staggering mass appeal, and catapult Stuart to the top of the computer industry as its reigning czar, and make him a billionaire many times over.
In this gripping suspense thriller, the wannabe czar of the computer industry is unwittingly catapulted into a deadly cat-and-mouse game against the infamous Nomed, and only time will tell who is clever enough to survive.
An Iranian physics genius in hiding wants to give the west his world-changing theories, but will only give them to Micky Wilde, whose beauty once charmed him. The only problem? Micky is dead. Logan Wilde involved his wife in his grim business and it got her killed. For Logan the guilt runs deep.
Sahara Taylor-Hughes is a San Francisco beachbum with a life and personality a million miles different from Micky’s caustic ways, but she is Micky’s double in appearance. Duped into playing Micky to get the plans, Sahara destroys what little peace Logan has left.
Zaram, a potent renegade terrorist, learns of the plans. He will hold the western world to ransom if he gets them first. Logan must help Sahara beat Zaram, collect the plans and make sure she stays alive, or else lose his mind…and his heart.
This romantic suspense novel is part of the Romantic Thrillers Collection.
Fatal Wild Child
Praise for Dead Double
Theo Pearce went missing over twenty years go. The
Aboriginal teenager vanished off a country road in the heartland of Australia’s Western District.
Ewan Boyd returns to his hometown for a school reunion. There he reconnects with a boyhood friend, Freddie Stokie, Theo’s uncle. Ewan is Freddie’s last hope and he threatens to unearth a shared secret if Ewan doesn’t comply with his demand to find out what happened to Theo.
Ewan’s investigation into people who have “gone missing” in the sheep growing country of southwestern Victoria reveals a hidden world of established, but waning, political power. As Ewan learns more from his past, he puts at risk ….
The author, John Henry, uses personal insights, gleaned from growing up in a small county town “out west”, to confer an unsettling authenticity to his characters.