MELTDOWN: A Sam Jameson International Espionage and Suspense Thriller

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“The best thriller I have ever read.”

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!”


What if the cash in your wallet was suddenly worthless?

What if your life’s savings suddenly wouldn’t buy you dinner?

How secure is our way of life?

Special Agent Sam Jameson doesn’t pay much attention to the crackpots and goofballs, with their shrill economic doomsday predictions… until their dire conjecture comes shockingly true.

That's when her week blazes past horrible and crashes headlong into nightmarish.

On the heels of a harrowing rescue of her live-in lover from the clutches of a brood of nasty bastards, Sam finds herself thrust into the limelight, leading the investigation into the most audacious - and outrageously successful - economic terror plot in history.

With the global financial system in ruins, and a worldwide social meltdown crashing down around her, Sam must win a desperate race to prevent a disastrous consolidation of power into the hands of a shadowy and ruthless international cabal.

Will an unrepentant computer hacker's brazen heist and a thin trail of cryptic clues hold the key to Sam’s survival? Will she solve the puzzle in time to prevent North America's economic enslavement?

MELTDOWN is the second installment in conspiracy master Lars Emmerich’s DEVOLUTION trilogy, a collection of three #1 bestselling financial thrillers starring Sam Jameson.


————

Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich


Q: Who are your influences?
A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.”

Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success?
A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.

Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?
A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.

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Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich

Q: Who are your influences?

A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.”

Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success?

A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.

Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?

A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.  


Lars Emmerich
“LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!”

“I couldn’t put it down!”

Where do you run when even the good guys want you dead?

Special Agent Sam Jameson is having a bad week. People are trying to kill her.

That would be business as usual in the counterespionage world, except that it’s the good guys who have her in the crosshairs.

Why are the DC Metro police trying to kidnap her? Do her bosses at Homeland want her in a body bag, too?

And why does everyone she talks to seem to end up in the morgue?

Will a ruthless mercenary, a hapless American traitor, and a dead man’s cryptic clue hold the key to Sam’s survival? As the noose tightens around her neck, Sam must uncover a brutal and deadly conspiracy before she becomes its next victim.

THE INCIDENT: Reckoning is the second installment in the runaway international sensation INCIDENT trilogy from conspiracy master Lars Emmerich.

————


Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.”

Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success?
A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.

Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?
A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.


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Polymath Publishing
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Published on
Jun 16, 2014
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Pages
320
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Language
English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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Lars Emmerich
“LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!”

“I couldn’t put it down!”

Where do you run when even the good guys want you dead?

Special Agent Sam Jameson is having a bad week. People are trying to kill her.

That would be business as usual in the counterespionage world, except that it’s the good guys who have her in the crosshairs.

Why are the DC Metro police trying to kidnap her? Do her bosses at Homeland want her in a body bag, too?

And why does everyone she talks to seem to end up in the morgue?

Will a ruthless mercenary, a hapless American traitor, and a dead man’s cryptic clue hold the key to Sam’s survival? As the noose tightens around her neck, Sam must uncover a brutal and deadly conspiracy before she becomes its next victim.

THE INCIDENT: Reckoning is the second installment in the runaway international sensation INCIDENT trilogy from conspiracy master Lars Emmerich.

————


Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.”

Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success?
A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.

Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?
A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.


Aaron Patterson
 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestseller
Top #10 Amazon Bestseller
#1 Bestseller in Thriller
#1 Bestseller in Mystery/Thriller
#1 Bestseller in Hard-Boiled Thriller
#1 Barnes & Noble Bestseller
Top #10 Bestseller on iTunes, and Kobo

*
* * Cross Over Box Set - all three books in the Mark Appleton Thriller
Series together in one neat package of hard-boiled, non-stop twists and
turns.* * *

CROSS OVER BOX SET CONTAINS THREE BOOKS:

Sweet Dreams
Dream On
In Your Dreams

If you like James Patterson's thrillers, Ted Dekker's and Lee Child's suspense, you'll love Cross Over box set.

In the first book, SWEET DREAMS, Mark Appleton
a hot shot architect living in New York City, is faced with the death
of his family. Life turned upside down, he must choose between revenge
and justice.

In the second book, DREAM ON, Mark embraces his new
life and is working with a secret agency known as the WJA. Caught up in a
tangled web of lies, he has to go up against a Russian Mobster to save
his beloved city.

IN YOUR DREAMS finishes up the series with a deadly virus and a choice between reality and the two women he loves.

Fans of Tom Clancy, Ted Bell and Michael Connelly will love Aaron Patterson's
raw imaginative thrillers. Fans who like Alex Cross and James
Patterson's Michael Bennett novels rave about Aaron Patterson's Mark
Appleton. 



After you are done with the Mark Appleton
thrillers check out the SARAH STEELE legal thrillers. The first in the
series is BREAKING STEELE followed by TWISTING STEELE. This is a
fast-paced series for fans of Bones, CSI, and Breaking Bad.


REVIEWS:
"I would recommend this book to anyone who likes James Patterson or books like his. I can't wait for the next book to come out."
--Sandra Labella, Amazon reviewer

"I
think this is the final in the series. Without giving anything away,
the end at first was a complete letdown. Then as I thought through it,
it almost made no sense to end it any other way. Risky, but pulled off
really well. I think if Tom Clancy crossed genres it would look something like this. Well done."
--Roy Bartle

*Warning
The
WJA series is a cross genre series and may bend or break many rules. If
you are set in the traditional ways of storytelling this may not be the
series for you. Please use caution and only read if you are of an open
mind, and crave something off the map and mind-bending.
Other Books by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author AARON PATTERSON
Sweet Dreams (Book 1)
Dream On (Book 2)
In your Dreams (Book 3)
Triple Thriller Box Set (Mark Appleton Thriller Series)
Breaking Steele
Twisting Steele
Melting Steele
Airel (Book 1)
Airel (Book 2)
Michael (Book 3)
Michael (Book 4)
Uriel (Book 5)
Uriel (Book 6)
19 (Digital Short)
The Craigslist Killer (Digital Short)
Zombie High (Digital Short)
Elena's Secret: A Vampire Diaries story

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aaron
is a multi-platform New York Times and USA Today #1 bestselling author
of Legal/Hard-Boiled Thrillers. He is an educator for indie publishing
and is the Co-Founder of StoneHouse University and speaks all over the
country on subjects like eBooks, Amazon and the Future of publishing.

Visit Aaron's blog at TheWorstBookEver.blogspot.com
Follow Aaron on twitter at twitter.com/Mstersmith
Join Aaron on Facebook too!
Lars Emmerich
"Witty, acerbic, and off-kilter. A truly great read!"

What happens when your past threatens your future?

What happens when you become your own worst enemy?

What happens when you stumble into the middle of a deadly international power play with millions of lives at stake?

Some middle-aged men buy sports cars. Others find a new love interest. Peter Kittredge became a spy.

But not a very good one. He’s instantly in over his head. So he runs, trying to escape the life.

But can you ever outrun yourself? Or are your unconquered demons always at your heels?

DESCENT is a noir psychological thriller from #1 Bestselling Author and conspiracy master Lars Emmerich, played out against a backdrop of deep international intrigue, corporate greed, and a morally bankrupt state security apparatus.

Lars Emmerich’s writing is sharp, edgy, well-researched, and eminently thought-provoking. His characters are vivid, complex, and real.

DESCENT is for fans of Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard, and other masters of the noir conspiracy thriller genre.


————


Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.”

Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success?
A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.

Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?
A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.


Roger Stelljes
THE SERIES WITH OVER 1.5 MILLION DOWNLOADS and 20,000+ REVIEWS 

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NEXT GIRL ON THE LIST - Book 7

FIREBALL - Book 8 - New release

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The McRyan Mystery series is for fans of Vince Flynn, Jack Reacher, Brad Thor, James Patterson, Lee Child, Alex Cross, Nelson DeMille, David Baldacci, John Sandford, Harlan Coben, Robert Crais, Mark Greaney, Tom Clancy, Robert Bryndza, J. D. Robb, Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, Stuart Macbride, Patricia Gibney, Jo Nesbo, Tami Hoag, Angela Marsons, Lisa Jackson and other great authors and their characters in the mystery and thriller genre.



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