Book Release Alert: Five Days Post Mortem by LT Vargus & Tim McBain

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Violet Darger #5

 

Her body floats. A bloated thing half atop the river. Naked. Pale. Mouth and eyes open wide. 

 

When two fishermen discover a corpse floating in the Clackamas river, profiler Violet Darger heads to rural Oregon to hunt another serial killer. What she discovers in the woods might change the course of her life.

 

What secrets does the water conceal? 

 

The girl in the water marks the third such case in the area — all drowned with superficial stab wounds and discovered in a body of water — and Darger feels certain she won’t be the last.

The corpses are badly decomposed. The flesh purpled and softened from their time in the water. The forensic evidence distorted by decay and the elements.

But the victims share one more thing in common — all were discovered roughly five days post mortem. A coincidence? Something with meaning to be discerned?

Darger suspects the timeline to be significant, but without evidence, she can only guess as to why. That sets up what might be the key to the case:

 

What is the killer doing to the victims for the four days between their deaths and dumping their bodies? 

 

It’s Darger’s first case without Loshak, and it will test her like none before.

This pulse-pounding thriller will have you holding your breath until the final page. Fans of John Sandford, Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn, and Lisa Gardner should check out the Violet Darger series.

 

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The books in the series can be read in any order, so grab Five Days Post Mortem and get started today. 

Praise for the Violet Darger series:
“Un-put-downable! I cannot wait for this series to grow. If you love Sandford, Slaughter, Kava, Stelljes and Deaver, you’ll LOVE Vargus & McBain!” — Melody M

“The Violet Darger books are honestly the best detective novels I’ve ever read.” — Devin

“Vargus and McBain have, in Violet Darger, created a character that absolutely stands up with some of the greats — Phillip Marlowe, Dave Robicheaux, Elvis Cole, Charlie Parker, August Dupin, Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch, etc.” — Lucinda E. Snyder

“I devour each installment in this series the instant it is available.” — Shelley R. Klouzal

“Wow, just wow! If you like scare-you-half-to-death mystery books this is the one for you. It starts with a bang and just doesn’t stop.” — Ada Lavin

“Violet Darger is a unique, incredible character, and I immensely enjoyed taking this journey with her.” — Cat

“A rush of excitement, twists and turns.” — C. Munger

“Insightful, bloody. Page turner about the corruption of morality and warped thinking patterns.” — Bella from Readingnstuff.com

“Refuses to let go until you have read the last sentence.” — Bloodymummer

“Reading a Violet Darger novel always feels like coming home to an old friend—we hang out, we drink some coffee, we talk about her and Loshak’s personal lives, we interview victims’ families, we chase down some serial killers—all the stuff you normally do with your friends, except better. More exciting.” — eden Hudson, author of Revenge of the Bloodslinger

“These books are kind of a nice combination of crime fiction and horror.

 

 

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Political Thriller: Executive Actions by Gary Grossman

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“The best political thriller I have read in a long time, right up there with the very best of David Baldacci.” -Michael Palmer, bestselling author of THE SOCIETY 
“Grossman has done a lot of research on everything from political infighting to clandestine military operations, and he manages to hold reader interest right up to the inevitable conclusion.” -Publisher’s Weekly 

 

An assassin takes aim at a Presidential candidate during a primary stump speech. The instant he pulls the trigger, the outcome of the election is irrevocably changed. But Democrat Teddy Lodge, an upcoming media sweetheart, isn’t killed. His wife is. As a result, Lodge emerges as the man to beat and the greatest threat to the incumbent President, Morgan Taylor. Under a specific directive from the President, Special Service Agent Scott Roarke delves into the case and begins to unravel a deadly plot that incubated for more than 30 years; designed to alter America’s allegiances in the Middle East. From the very first page, Executive Actions culls events from today’s headlines intersecting with a scenario that’s shockingly real: An insidious plot hatched in the old days of the Soviet Union continues to grow to fruition in the hands of a power hungry Middle East heir to the throne. At its core, a sleeper is awakened to take a prominent role in American Life. Executive Actions is a tense political thriller; an election year page-turner, where both the Presidency and the Constitution are at stake.

 

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Gary Grossman, author of EXECUTIVE ACTIONS, EXECUTIVE TREASON, and EXECUTIVE COMMAND, is a print and television journalist, an Emmy Award-winning network television producer, and a film and TV historian.

His career has included stints producing for NBC News, ABC, CBS NBC, Fox, PBS, and more than 27 cable networks.

Grossman is partner with Robb Weller in Weller/Grossman Productions, a prolific documentary and service and information television production company. Together, they have produced more than 6,000 programs and earned numerous awards including the prestigious Governor’s Emmy Award for their 1996 USA Network special, “Healing the Hate,” and an Emmy for Best Informational series with the 2002 production of “Wolfgang Puck” for Food Network.

The company’s widely recognized series and specials have aired on NBC, Fox News, CNBC, History Channel, A&E, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Discovery Health, National Geographic Channel, HGTV, Fine Living, Do It Yourself, The Learning Channel, USA Network, and Sci Fi Channel, among other channels.

Grossman earned a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Emerson College in Boston and a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University.

He began his career at 15 as a disc jockey at WHUC, his local radio station in Hudson, New York. He went on to work at Boston television station, WBZ; joined The Boston Globe as a special contributor, and then became a full-time television critic and columnist at The Boston Herald American, before moving to Los Angeles. His articles have also appeared in The New York Times and numerous magazines. He has taught journalism and media classes at Emerson College, Boston University, and USC. Grossman’s two previous acclaimed non-fiction books, Superman: Serial to Cereal and Saturday Morning TV, cover television history.

Grossman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Helene Seifer, and their children Sasha, Zachary, and Jacob. He serves on the Emerson College Board of Trustees and the Boston University Metropolitan Advisory Board. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association.

 

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Series You Should be Reading: Judge Willa Carson Mystery series by Diane Capri

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True Justice: A Judge Willa Carson Mystery

#Justice 10 by Diane Capri

 

An exciting mystery and legal thriller series you don’t want to miss!

 

Exciting Short Read! Judge Willa Carson returns in this chilling story from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri!

“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.”
Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

Ginny Richards has a great new job working for wickedly smart Federal Judge Willa Carson, and she couldn’t be happier. After a rough patch and an ugly break up, she’s finally making new friends and her career in on the upswing. But when she invites her new workmates to see her moonlighting as a jazz singer at a local club, she never expects that a night of music and merriment will end in murder.

“Intricate and ingenious – make some coffee, because you’ll read all night.” Lee Child, #1 Worldwide Bestselling author of Jack Reacher thrillers

 

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Bestselling author Diane Capri is a recovering lawyer. She’s a snowbird who divides her time between Florida and Michigan. An active member of Mystery Writers of America, Author’s Guild, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime, she loves to hear from readers and is hard at work on her next novel.

 

 

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Series You Should be Reading: NOMAD The New Earth Series by Matthew Mather

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From Book 1: Read the novel voted Science Fiction Book of the Year*, now in development as a major motion picture. Nomad is the first book in a new four-part epic from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather.

Humanity only has days to prepare. Can one family survive?

SOMETHING MASSIVE IS COMING, and it’s heading for Earth. That’s what astronomer Ben Rollins is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter, Jessica, who’s vacationing in Italy with his wife.

“It’s a hundred times bigger than the sun,” Ben tells them. “Somehow we can’t see it yet, and we don’t know what it is, but they’re calling it Nomad–and in just months, the Earth may be destroyed.”

But how did they miss detecting it until now?

The world erupts into chaos as the end approaches, and Ben discovers his wife and daughter are trapped in Europe.

The key to Nomad’s mystery–and humanity’s ultimate survival–rests in the answers Ben pieces together from his old Cold War-era research papers, in the midst of a desperate scramble across continents to find his family before Nomad swallows the planet.

A Coming Apocalypse…

A Mystery from Deep Space…

An Epic Adventure Thriller…

Backed by Real Science.

Nomad is the first novel in a four-book saga that follows one family’s fight to survive on a new Earth after a whole new category of disaster, all the more frightening as the science behind it was developed by a team of astrophysicists from CERN, SETI, and the Keck Observatory. This sweeping epic comes from the mind of author Matthew Mather, whose novels have sold over a million copies and been translated and published in 24 countries.

* Voted Science Fiction Book of the Year by Authors on Air Global network (2 million listeners in 46 countries). Nomad was Amazon’s bestselling book in adventure, dystopian, hard science fiction, and post-apocalyptic categories in recent rankings * Amazon’s bestseller in the techno thriller and terrorism thriller categories.

All the books in The New Earth Series are now available on Amazon:

Nomad: A Thriller (The New Earth Series, Book 1)

Sanctuary (The New Earth Series, Book 2)

Resistance (The New Earth Series, Book 3)

Destiny (The New Earth Series, Book 4)

 

 

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About Matthew Mather

In just four years, Matthew Mather’s books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 18 languages, published in 23 countries, and optioned for multiple movie and television contracts. He began his career as a researcher at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines before starting several high-tech ventures, everything from computational nanotechnology to weather prediction systems, to even designing an award-winning brain-training video game. He now works as a full-time author of speculative fiction.

CSI Eddie Collins Book 2: No Time To Die by Andrew Barrett

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(Eddie Collins Book 2)

 

Looking for your new favourite CSI mystery? Then discover the unmissable No Time to Die today.

When CSI Eddie Collins finds a dead woman in his house, he thinks life can’t get any worse, until a violent gang ties his hands together and puts a gun to his head. And this time there’s no way out.

Operation Domino is the investigation into gang boss, Slade Crosby, and his connection to an undercover officer’s death. But tampered evidence kills the investigation’s progress, and with Eddie gone, Slade is in the clear.

There’s only one way to get Slade in cuffs, but it won’t be easy…

*** Please note this is a revised edition of a book previously published as Black by Rose *** What everyone is saying about No Time to Die:

“Another exhilarating THRILL ride for our CSI Eddie Collins” – Peggy Beaver – Reviewer

 “a dark and tense read” Sarah Hardy – By The Letter Book Reviews

“I honestly don’t think there would be too many people who didn’t enjoy No Time To Die.”  Sue Blanchard – Reviewer

Also available in the Eddie Collins Series:

The Third Rule

If you like fast-paced and gripping crime thrillers with a strong forensic element, you’ll love Andrew Barrett’s No Time to Die. It will appeal to fans of authors like Kathy Reichs, Robert Bryndza and Angela Marsons.

 

 

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Series You Should be Reading: Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

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~They dive so humanity survives. Now they take to the sea.~

 

In the fourth installment of the award-winning and USA Today bestselling Hell Divers series, the Sea Wolf sets out to search for the Metal Islands. Leading the expedition is legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez. After enduring for a decade on the poisoned surface, his survival skills will be put to the test on the dangerous open seas. But storms, sea monsters, and the cannibalistic Cazadores aren’t the only threat to X and his small crew. Their mission will uncover hard truths about the history of the war that left humankind stranded in the air for centuries. And the fate of those still living on the airships might very well rest on this fragile and perilous journey to find a new home.

 

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The Hell Divers Series

Hell Divers

Hell Divers II: Ghosts

Hell Divers III: Deliverance

Hell Divers IV: Wolves

Hell Divers V: Captives

 

 

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Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the USA Today bestselling author of the Hell Divers series, the Orbs series, the Trackers series, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn’t writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his wife, their dogs, and a house full of books.

If you’d like to hear more about Nick’s books, you can join his spam free mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/bggNg9

 

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Widow’s Island Novella Series by Kendra Elliot & Melinda Leigh

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Widow’s Island Novella Book 2

In this gripping second novella in the Widow’s Island series, bestselling author Melinda Leigh delivers a chilling tale of murder in the Pacific Northwest.

Deputy Tessa Black gave up her career as a detective with the Seattle PD and returned to the Pacific Northwest island she calls home to care for her ailing mother. Tessa thinks her mother’s illness is the worst thing she’ll face—until she responds to a routine call in the state park and discovers a local man harpooned to a sign.

As the murder investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the victim harbored secrets. Together with her FBI agent best friend, Cate, and park ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa must connect the pieces before the murderer strikes again. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more she finds herself—and the ones she loves—in harm’s way.

Pressure mounts as Tessa attempts to juggle the current case with her search for the truth behind her childhood friend Samantha’s disappearance twenty years ago. Can Tessa find the murderer and uncover answers about Samantha without jeopardizing everything she holds dear?

 

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FBI Special Agent Cate Wilde is back home on a remote Pacific Northwest island when she gets the call: a teenager’s skeletal remains have been found on a nearby island.

Together with Tessa Black, a childhood friend turned local deputy, Cate confronts dreary weather and bleak leads to make sense of the death. The complications pile up as Cate is distracted by the coroner on the case—and by nagging memories that draw her twenty years into the past. The remains suggest eerie similarities between this victim, and Cate and Tessa’s friend Samantha, who disappeared when she was fourteen.

Cate finds herself up against closemouthed locals, buried town secrets, and even her own heart. As the case unravels, will she be able to cut through the fog and find justice for the missing and the dead

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