Stephen Romano is an award-winning author, illustrator, designer, and screenwriter. His acclaimed projects include an adaptation for Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning Masters of Horror series; the illustrated work Shock Festival (hailed by Fangoria magazine as “one of the greatest homages to B-cinema ever undertaken”); the original novel Black Light, written with Saw franchise screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, and the critically acclaimed novel Resurrection Express. He lives in Austin, Texas. Catch him at StephenRomanoShockFestival.com.
Just two obstacles stand in The Butcher’s way—the FBI is following the bodies that lead from New York City to Moscow, and are getting closer every day; and one of Ivan’s diamond cutters got spooked and took off with “The Star of Moscow”. Max, an old diamond cutter who is terrified of The Butcher, doesn’t know the flawless diamond is synthetic. If discovered, this diamond may unravel all of Ivan’s multi-billion dollar plans.
With so much as stake, The Butcher sends his former-Spetsnaz body guards after Max to track down his diamond, while evading the FBI until he can unleash his computer on the World Wide Web and crack every major bank around the globe. A rich story woven with high-tech computers, old world characters, unlikely heroes and action around the globe, Hard Carbon offers a glimpse into the diamond trade and cyber security
Ben Bova says, “David M. Salkin’s HARD CARBON is a taut, fast-paced thriller that takes the reader into the deadly yet fascinating world of Russian oligarchs and American intelligence agencies. Be warned, you’ll have a hard time putting this one down, once you start reading it.”
David M. Salkin is the author of seven published novels. He currently serves as the Mayor of Freehold Township, NJ where he has served as an elected official for twenty years. Salkin’s books have won Gold and Bronze Medals in the Stars & Flags Book Awards. David is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in English Literature and a Master Graduate Gemologist (GIA). He co-owns a jewelry store with his brother. David is an associate member of the Philip A. Reynolds Detachment of the Marine Corps League and a founding member of the Veteran’s Community Alliance which supports veterans and their families. He is also an avid Scuba Diver.
A photographer is mysteriously targeted for death in this white-knuckle ride deep into a terrifying conspiracy. If you love Lee Child's JACK REACHER and Terry Hayes' I AM PILGRIM you won't be able to put this down.
'James Patterson calls it "one of the best thrillers of the year", and it is plain to see why...told at a great pace, has a strong central character and a snaking plot' - Daily Mail
You wake. Confused. Disorientated.
A noose is round your neck.
You are bound, standing on a chair.
All you can focus on is the man in the mask tightening the rope.
You are about to die.
John Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted. No idea who his attacker is. No idea how he will prevent the inevitable.
Then the pendulum of fate swings in his favour.
He has one chance to escape, find the truth and halt his destruction.
The momentum is in his favour for now.
But with a killer on his tail, everything can change with one swing of this deadly pendulum...
You have one chance. Run.
Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end.
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