Book Release: Dark Intercept by Andrews & Wilson


When dark forces rise, are faith and firepower enough?

On the eve of his medical retirement, Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson receives a frantic call from his estranged childhood best friend David Yarnell. David’s daughter has been kidnapped off the streets of Nashville in broad daylight. The police have no suspects and no leads. The only clue: the body of a dead priest left behind at the scene. With the clock ticking, David is growing desperate, as is his wife, Rachel . . . Jed’s first love.

Despite his painful history with David and Rachel, Jed agrees to help. But he’s spent his career as a door-kicking Navy SEAL, not an investigator. His presence immediately draws unwanted attention, creates friction with the local police, and triggers a mysterious attempt on his life. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, it starts to happen again–the voices in his head, the nightmares, the visions. Dark memories and strange abilities, things he believed he’d left behind when he fled Nashville for the Navy at eighteen, begin to resurface.

Jed realizes that to save the missing girl, he must take a leap of faith and embrace the gifts he’s denied for all these years. To foil this dark intercept, he’ll need more than just his years as a SEAL operator, because he has no choice now but to take up arms and join the battle in the unseen spiritual warfare raging all around him. And there is far more at stake than just a missing girl: the world is not the place he thought it was–and he is not alone.

 

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BOOK RECON Q&A With Brian Andrews & Jeff Wilson

 


    1. Dark Intercept is an ominous title…What came first the title, or concept for the book? 

 

Brian: (laughs) Well, you’re not the first person to ask that question which means the title is definitely doing its job of getting people thinking. Generally, we find the book titles tend to come for us about the middle of a project as the themes of the novel solidify. In the case of Dark Intercept that was certainly true, however, the series title came much earlier, which we’ll address in one of your follow on questions. The title, DARK INTERCEPT, is a play on the idea of the intersection of good and evil, light and dark. Our hero, Jed, literally needs to intercept the dark forces that have kidnapped a young spiritual prodigty and confront his own demons if he is to win the day.

 

Jeff: Very true. Like Brian said, we’ve been playing this this series idea for quite some time—the idea of unseen, covert forces battling in the shadows in a classic good versus evil struggle for control of the world. This is a theme that resonates with thriller readers from Ian Fleming’s original James Bond days all the way to today. Our twist on it was the idea of a sanctioned, worldwide, covert operations team that fights not only in the traditional way, but also in spiritual warfare arena, against dark forces that use man’s weaknesses and violent nature to foment hatred, violence and warfare to shake man’s faith in God. So, the idea of THE SHEPHERDS as the title series, using the name for our fictitious covert operations unit, rose easily out of that. DARK INTERCEPT is the origin story, not of the unit, but of our main characters journey into that world, and seems to us to capture both where his life came from and now is headed.

 

  1. Jedidiah Johnson seems like a very interesting character. How did he develop between your collaboration together?

 

Jeff: Well, like all of our stories and characters, Jed developed over a few weeks of brainstorming both the story arc and his character and how he fit into that story. Honestly, our method involves so much cooperative effort that it is impossible to look back and remember who thought of what or when—not just for Jed and for this series, but for Dempsey in Tier One, for Chunk and his team in Sons of Valor, and all of our work. We both bring our own military backgrounds and our life experiences into the growth of a character, and of course a lot of that also happens during the writing and re-writing of the stories.

 

Brian: Exactly. Ours is a method that always involves team work in growing the story and characters, and honestly it makes it a lot more fun and highly efficient. With Jed, we take the reader on a classic hero’s journey. When we first meet Jed, he’s not in a great place—physically, emotionally, or spiritually. And when he’s first presented with his quest  (whether or not to try to look for and rescue 12 year old Sarah Beth Yarnell) is first inclination is to say no. But like all great heroes, Jed is motivated by his principles—a deep sense of duty, honor and justice. Unbeknownst to Jed, however, in accepting his quest he will be forced to confront his own personal demons in the process. It’s hard to say more without spoilers, but suffice it to say that Jed is a pretty complex character emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually.

 

  1. I always love the call signs you come up with, like Scab etc. How do you go about picking those?

 

Jeff: (Laughs) glad you like those. To be honest, its fun to choose those and most are amalgams of personal nicknames, mission call signs, and checkpoint call signs we encountered in our time in the military. When I was deployed to the middle east, on a given mission, there would usually be a theme—cars, beers, types of whiskey, favorite beaches, or whatever—for the mission and we would fill in the waypoints from that theme. You saw us do that in Sons of Valor, where we were able to give a shout out to the amazing patriot John Rick for all he does to support the military and veterans, naming the jackpot call sign after his whiskey brand, Redneck Riviera. Coming up with those is actually a real fun part of the story building for us.

 

  1. Can you gave us some insight into why the series is called Shepherds?

 

Brian: Everyone is familiar conceptually with the role of shepherd—a guardian and watchman who diligently protects his flock. And most of us have heard the metaphor that society can be divided into Sheep and Wolves—sheep being the innocents and wolves the hunters/exploiters. The Shepherds organization in our fictional universe are metaphorical shepherds and they accept the mission to be the guardians and protectors of the innocents.   In our series, instead of farmers with sticks wandering the hills, our Shepherds are a covert operations unit that works behind the scenes, unseen by the sheep they protect, battling to keep the wolves at bay. The idea of Shepherds protecting their flock is common in Christianity. Jesus referred to himself as The Shepherd. He commanded his disciples to be as shepherds, tending their flocks. While the flock we’re referring to here is modern society, it just seemed the perfect name for our team and their mission. 

 

  1. How was your experience writing Dark Intercept as opposed to writing the Tier One thrillers, and Sons of Valor?

 

Jeff: In terms of the process, it wasn’t any different than any of our other works. I can tell you that it was truly exciting to be able to combine our love of covert operations thrillers, storytelling, and our passion for some of the themes in this book—crisis in faith, spiritual warfare, etc—together in one series. As some people know, I lead a men’s military ministry for a large church in Tampa where we work together to explore and come to terms with these very issues. Men and women who have encountered true evil on the battlefields naturally find question about how a supposedly loving God could allow such things to exist, and it can impact their faith, relationships, and lives in a dramatic way. Pulling that thread through this series was exciting, but also a fair amount of work

 

  1. How was the pitch for this book initially received by the publisher?

 

Brian: That’s actually a funny story, because while we had been toying with this series for a while as we said, and in fact had written maybe fifty pages or so, we really weren’t actively shopping the series. As you know, we have a lot going on with Tier One and Sons of Valor and so while it was the next series we intended to develop, we were in a bit of holding pattern in our minds. Then, out of the blue Jeff got a call from our close friend Josh Hood, who writes the Treadstone Series for Putnam. Turns out he’d been flying home from a conference and sat beside a woman in publishing who struck up a conversation with him, during which he proceeded to open a very big door for us. 

 

Jeff: That’s right, they were talking about their faith, and when she realized he was a thriller writer, she told him she worked for Tyndale House and that they were looking to grow their action adventure titles and wondered if he had anything that would work for them. Josh knew about our Shepherds series concept, and like the selfless and highly motivated veteran brother that he is, he pitched it to her. A few days later, we got an email from who is now our incredible editor, Karen Watson, who is the fiction publisher for Tyndale House. We got on a zoom with Tyndale, chatted about the project we had in mind, and a few days later had a three-book deal for the series. So, for us it seemed like the project sort of came to us from above, if you know what I mean.

 

  1. Does Dark Intercept have a certain theme like Spiritual Warfare?

 

Brian: Dark Intercept has three primary themes and Spiritual Warfare is one leg of that triad. The second is Crisis in Faith, and the third is the Finding Purpose. All three of these themes are important to us and we believe will resonate with all readers whether they are looking for a spiritual or secular message. The reason we feel confident making such a statement is because at its heart, Dark Intercept is a story about a man facing his personal demons (figuratively) and external demons (literally. But both battles are symbolic of the struggles that every warrior faces trying the navigate the horrors of battle and the psychological aftermath that follows. 

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Publication Day: American Traitor: A Pike Logan Novel by Brad Taylor


BOOYAH!! You know what time it is! Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are back in AMERICAN TRAITOR #15

AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL.


Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are enjoying a sunny vacation down under when they get disturbing news: their friend and colleague, Clifford Delmonty, is in serious trouble. While working as a contractor at an Australian F 35 facility, the former Taskforce member—callsign Dunkin—saw something he shouldn’t have, and now he’s on the run from Chinese agents.

Pike and Jennifer soon discover that Dunkin’s attackers are a dangerous part of a much larger scheme that could launch a full-on war between China and Taiwan. In their quest for dominance, China is determined to reclaim Taiwan—an ally the United States has sworn to protect. Pike learns that the Chinese have a devious plan to bait the small island nation into all-out war by destabilizing the government while manipulating an artificial intelligence defense system.

As the threat of conflict reaches a boiling point, Pike alone realizes that what is being seen is not what is happening. A soldier who has always been trained to fight and win, Pike is now against an invisible enemy—one he can’t actually attack. With the help of a Taiwanese intelligence agent, he races to prevent a catastrophic conflict from consuming a whole region of the world—and the lives of his teammates.

 

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A BEHIND THE SCENES INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR BRAD TAYLOR

 

 

 

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Brad Taylor served for more than twenty-one years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 2010 as a Special Forces Lieutenant colonel. During that time he held numerous infantry and special operations positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operations Detachment—Delta, popularly known as the Delta Force, where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron.

He has conducted operations in support of U.S. national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations. His final military post was as Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel. He holds a master’s of science in defense analysis with a concentration in irregular warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

When not writing, Brad serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats to various agencies. He currently lives in Charleston, SC, with his wife and two daughters.

 

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Book Recon: Drone Strike – Joe Matthews #2 by David Austin


For the last twenty years America’s drone program has provided the nation with an unparalleled advantage in the skies over every battlefield from Pakistan and Afghanistan to North Africa and Syria.

But what if a foreign power managed to obtain that same capability? Not by developing their own, but by stealing a Reaper and its compliment of missiles from the Central Intelligence Agency. And what if that nation’s leader, desperate to increase his influence in the Middle East, comes up with a plan to turn every country in the region against the United States?

Tensions are at the breaking point as scores of innocent civilians are killed in seemingly random drone strikes across the Middle East. With all evidence pointing directly at Washington, protests and demonstrations erupt in front of U.S. embassies and consulates with a ferocity not seen since the Arab Spring.

Time is running out as CIA operative Joe Matthews and his team of paramilitary officers try to find the rogue drone before an emergency meeting of the Arab League votes to expel all American personnel from the region
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Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. – Mason Cooley


About David Austin

Dave Austin has over twenty-five years of experience working in the field of protective operations. While serving with the Central Intelligence Agency, he has protected cabinet-level officials, chiefs of station, and case officers in a wide variety of locations around the world.

In 2005 Dave left government service and put his skills to work in the private sector where he currently leads the executive protection team for one of the world’s largest corporations.

Prior to joining the CIA, Dave served in the Army as an infantryman and was assigned to the Third U.S. Infantry, “The Old Guard,” the Army’s oldest active-duty infantry unit. As the Army’s official ceremonial unit and escort to the president, The Old Guard is also responsible for securing Washington, D.C. in times of crisis.

Dave is the author of Tehran’s Vengeance and Drone Strike. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @daveaustinbooks.

New Releases: From Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell, Michael Connelly, Dale Brown

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo come up against an old enemy while searching for a treasure that has been lost for centuries in this exciting adventure in the bestselling series by the Clive Cussler, Grand Master of Adventure.

Ten years ago, a chance meeting at the Lighthouse Café in Redondo Beach led Sam Fargo and Remi Longstreet on the adventure of a lifetime, hunting the legendary riches stolen from the Persian King Croesus in 546 B.C. But they weren’t the only ones. Someone else is after the gold, and he’s willing to kill anyone who gets in his way.

When Sam and Remi run afoul of a criminal drug-running operation, their hopes of finding the treasure are dashed. But with Sam’s ingenuity and Remi’s determination, they survive their confrontation with the drug runners, and manage to send one of the key players to prison. Though the cache of gold is never found, life goes on. Sam and Remi marry–and years later return to Greece to find the one treasure that got away.

Time becomes their enemy when the kingpin they helped send to prison over a decade ago is released–and he has two goals in mind. Find the legendary hoard of King Croesus, and kill Sam and Remi Fargo. The Fargos know that as long as this gold is out there, no one is safe. They return to Greece for a final showdown–and one last chance to find that elusive treasure.



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The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar–until now.

Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he’s ever encountered.

McEvoy investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect. As he races to clear his name, McEvoy’s findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years, and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets.

Called “the Raymond Chandler of this generation” (Associated Press), Michael Connelly once again delivers an unputdownable thriller that reveals a predator operating from the darkest corners of human nature—and one man courageous and determined enough to stand in his way.



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In this thrilling geopolitical technological adventure from New York Times bestselling legend Dale Brown, Brad McLanahan and the Space Force must fight to preserve America’s freedom when a pair of ruthless enemies forge an unlikely alliance to control not only the earth, but the moon and beyond.

“Dale Brown is a superb storyteller.”— W. E. B. Griffin

Because its enemies never stop trying to undermine the United States’ security, the men and women who serve to protect America must always be vigilant. Few know this better than warriors Brad McLanahan and Nadia Rozek. Newly married, the two are just beginning to settle into their new life together when they are called back into action.

Though the Russians were badly defeated by Brad and the Iron Wolf Squadron in their previous bid for world dominance, they are back and doubling down on their quest for control of outer space. In addition to their cutting-edge weaponry, they have a formidable new ally: China’s energetic and ruthless leader, President Li Jun.

To protect America and the rest of the free world from the Russians and the Chinese, the Americans plan to mine the moon’s helium-3 resources, which will allow them to fully exploit the revolutionary fusion power technology Brad and his team captured from the Russians aboard the Mars One weapons platform.

But Leonov and Li have devised a daring plan of their own. They are building a joint secret base on the moon’s far side fortified with a powerful Russian plasma rail gun that can destroy any spacecraft entering lunar orbit. If the heavily armed base becomes operational, it will give America’s enemies control over the world’s economic and military future.

As this latest skirmish in the war for space accelerates, Brad, Nadia, and their compatriots in the Space Force must use their cunning and skill—and America’s own high-tech weaponry—to derail the Sino-Russian alliance and destroy their lunar site before it’s too late for the U.S. . . . and the entire world.



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Guess Who’s back on the Block! Jon Reznick in Hard Target #8

 

 

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Guess who’s back on the block! Author J.B. Turner returns with his iconic character, Jon Reznick in book #8 HARD TARGET. If you love a good page-turner then look no further. Turner writes the tightest thrillers in the 250-275 page weight class.  You always know upfront what Reznick wants. And, he ALWAYS gets what he wants. Once his will is set in motion, he’s hellbent on carrying out the mission despite all costs to him personally or professionally.  He’s one of those characters you love to hate.  To say that he is motivated is a serious understatement.  Ex-NSA hacker Trevelle Williams usually is the one helping Reznick with the touch cases. But now, Trevelle is the one seeking help when he comes across top secrets documents linked to the Pentagon. This is an explosive thriller tighter than a drum. Right now as of  today, 5/21, Hard Target is #1 on Amazon for Assassination Thrillers.  Go get it!

 

A threat inside the government. A whistleblower’s life on the line. It’s up to Jon Reznick to bring justice.

When hacker Trevelle Williams discovers documents that threaten national security and put his life in jeopardy, there’s only one person he can turn to—Jon Reznick. Williams has learned that Rosalind Dyer, a key congressional witness, is about to be killed in order to stop her testimony. She has stumbled into the middle of a cover-up that goes deep into the United States government. Dyer knows her days are numbered, but that won’t stop her from doing what she has to do.

Trevelle Williams has helped Jon out of many a scrape in the past. Now, Jon is the only person he can turn to for help saving Rosalind’s life, as well as his own, and protecting national security in the process.

With enemies on all sides, including within the United States government, can Jon and Trevelle get to Rosalind in time? They’re her only hope to escape her pursuers and bring these secrets to light.

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If you really want to go deeper into this series with Jon Reznick, I highly recommend the audiobooks narrated by Jeffrey Kafer. Hard Target is the 8th book of the series and I always go the audio route. You won’t miss a beat! Sometimes you get the sense that Reznick is a jackass with a stick up his rump, but that’s just who he is.  As an ex-special ops operative he’s pretty hardened and doesn’t take any BS. But deep down it’s evident that he has a passion to help others and do what is right. Even when the odds are stacked against him.

 

 

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J.B. Turner – a former journalist – is an Amazon #1 bestselling thriller writer. He is best known for the Jon Reznick® series. His latest book, HARD TARGET (Thomas & Mercer), was published on 21 May 2020.

His influences and favorite authors include: Lee Child, Richard Stark, Hunter S. Thompson, James Ellroy, James Lee Burke, George Orwell, Jack Kerouac, Henry James, Harlan Coben, Thomas H. Cook, John Grisham, James Patterson, John Buchan, and Michael Connelly. He wrote the American Ghost® series of action thrillers. The series features protagonist Nathan Stone, a former CIA covert operative who had been critically wounded, and everyone thought was dead. But behind closed doors, he was rehabilitated by a highly secretive government organization known as the Commission, given a new identity and appearance, and remoulded into a lethal assassin. His brief: to execute kill orders drawn up by the Commission, all in the name of national security. The Commission owns him, but Stone knows one wrong move could turn him from loyal asset to hunted man. He also wrote the Jon Reznick novella, Gone Bad (No Way Back Press), and the Deborah Jones® crime thrillers, Miami Requiem (No Way Back Press) and Dark Waters (No Way Back Press). His books have conspiratorial elements and themes throughout them. His work can often be described as thrillers; his books cover sub-genre categories including assassination thriller, suspense thriller, political thriller, crime fiction, military thriller, and, in the case of the Deborah Jones books, mysteries.

He has a keen interest in geo-politics. He loves music. He occasionally blogs. He listens to everything from Beethoven to The Beatles, The Cure to Bach. And everything in between. Occasionally writes. Loves films. Well, good ones. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Heat, The Godfather, The Offence, The French Connection, Payback, It’s a Wonderful Life, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Hell or High Water, Sideways, The Fighter, Ladybird, As Good As It Gets, Wonder Boys, The Deer Hunter, All the President’s Men, Joker, Babette’s Feast, and a personal fave, Animal House (what’s not to like?).

He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is married with two children.

 

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New Book Release: Deep State by Chris Hauty

 

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“Engrossing…Kick-Ass.” – Publishers Weekly

 

Recently elected President Richard Monroe—populist, controversial, and divisive—is at the center of an increasingly polarized Washington, DC. Never has the partisan drama been so tense or the paranoia so rampant. In the midst of contentious political turf wars, the White House chief of staff is found dead in his house. A tenacious intern discovers a single, ominous clue that suggests he died from something other than natural causes, and that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of everyday events: powerful government figures are scheming to undermine the rule of law—and democracy itself. Allies are exposed as enemies, once-dependable authorities fall under suspicion, and no one seems to be who they say they are. The unthinkable is happening. The Deep State is real. Who will die to keep its secrets and who will kill to uncover the truth?

 

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“The plot of Chris Hauty’s DEEP STATE rings eerily true in a novel that will keep you turning the pages well into the night. Be warned, you might not look at newspaper headlines the same way come morning. In a country with a government of the people, by the people and for the people, is the DEEP STATE really pulling the strings?” (Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL and critically acclaimed author of THE TERMINAL LIST and TRUE BELIEVER )

 

 

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Book Release Alert: True Believer by Jack Carr – James Reece #2

 

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“This is seriously good. I mean—seriously. Both author Jack Carr and main character James Reece are the real deal, the action is razor sharp, the suspense is unrelenting, and the tradecraft is so authentic the government will probably ban it—so read it while you can!” —Lee Child, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Past Tense

“A powerful, thoughtful, realistic, at times terrifying thriller that I could not put down. A terrific addition to the genre, Jack Carr and his alter-ego protagonist, James Reece, continue to blow me away.”—Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical

True Believer, the highly anticipated new thriller from Jack Carr, is one of this year’s hottest thrillers, and a perfect fit for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Daniel Silva.” —The Real Book Spy

In acclaimed author Jack Carr’s follow-up to The Terminal List, former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge. 

When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive.

After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance.

Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer and uncovers a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions.

A high-intensity roller-coaster ride, True Believer explodes with action and authenticity that cements Jack Carr as the new leader in political thrillers.

 

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Book Release: Multitude by Dean M. Cole

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“Like ‘The Martian’ on (and above) Earth. An epic survival story with very human characters, clever problem-solving and a gripping mystery. The end left me with NO IDEA where Dean was going with the story, I couldn’t wait for the next book.”

—Craig Alanson, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Expeditionary Force Series

 

 

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Sequel to Solitude – ABR Listeners Choice: Best Sci-Fi of 2018

Following the incredible events of Solitude, Vaughn and Angela must probe the depths of space and time to unravel and perhaps even reverse the enigma of humanity’s disappearance. But first, they must get past themselves. If you enjoyed Solitude, you’ll love the action and plot twists in this apocalyptic epic.

 

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Vaughn had visions of plying the seven seas with Angela at his side. Then she and fate crapped all over his plans. Bent on discovering the truth about what happened to humanity and the rest of the world’s life, Angela drags a less than willing Vaughn across the Mediterranean and into central Europe. However, even the overhead presence of a line of levitating steel structures and ships couldn’t prepare them for what lied ahead. The size and scale of what they find in Geneva rocks them to their cores.

Angela and Vaughn fall into the center of a world-consuming machine. While struggling to survive, they wander through a looping chain of utterly alien lands. When they finally deduce the true nature of their situation, Angela discovers a potential way out, not just for her and Vaughn but all of Earth’s life.

Angela can bring back the whole of the human race!

But only if she and Vaughn can survive the journey home.

 

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Book Release Alert: The Last Chance Lawyer by William Bernhardt

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Getting his client off death row could save his career… or make him the next victim. 

 

Daniel Pike would rather fight for justice than follow the rules. His unique ability to “connect the dots,” to observe what others do not, has made him the most notorious criminal lawyer in St. Petersburg. But when his courtroom career goes up in smoke, he fears his lifelong purpose is a lost cause. A mysterious job offer from a secretive boss gives him a second chance but lands him an impossible case with multiple lives at stake…

To protect a young orphan from a horrifying fate, Pike must save the girl’s guardian from a charge of first-degree murder. Dan uses every trick he knows in a high-stakes trial filled with unexpected revelations and breathtaking surprises as he uncovers a trail of deceit from Florida to El Salvador. When blood-soaked threats arrive, Dan realizes that winning the case might be a death sentence for him—and everyone he hoped to protect.

Can Pike protect the girl and get the charges dropped before his race for the truth proves fatal?

The Last Chance Lawyer is a gripping legal thriller. If you like courtroom suspense, page-turning plot twists, and rebel attorneys, then you’ll love William Bernhardt’s riveting drama.

 

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#1 Bestseller in Torts Law on Amazon

 

 

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William Bernhardt is the author of forty-seven books, including the bestselling Ben Kincaid series, the historical novels Challengers of the Dust and Nemesis, two books of poetry (The White Bird and The Ocean’s Edge), and the Red Sneaker books on fiction writing. His most recent novel is The Last Chance Lawyer, the first in a new series of legal thrillers featuring rebel lawyer Daniel Pike.

In addition, Bernhardt founded the Red Sneaker Writers Center to mentor aspiring writers. The Center hosts an annual writers conference, small-group seminars, a monthly newsletter, a phone app, and a bi-weekly podcast. More than three dozen of Bernhardt’s students have subsequently published with major houses. He is also the owner of Balkan Press, which publishes poetry and fiction as well as the literary journal Conclave. He has published many new authors as well as prominent authors like Pulitzer-Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, and Grammy-Award-winner Janis Ian.

 

 

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Book Release Alert: A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

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VERONICA SPEEDWELL #4

 

Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell is whisked off to a remote island off the tip of Cornwall when her natural historian colleague Stoker’s brother calls in a favor. On the pretext of wanting a companion to accompany him to Lord Malcolm Romilly’s house party, Tiberius persuades Veronica to pose as his fiancée–much to Stoker’s chagrin. But upon arriving, it becomes clear that the party is not as innocent as it had seemed. Every invited guest has a connection to Romilly’s wife, Rosamund, who disappeared on her wedding day three years ago, and a dramatic dinner proves she is very much on her husband’s mind.

As spectral figures, ghostly music, and mysterious threats begin to plague the partygoers, Veronica enlists Stoker’s help to discover the host’s true motivations. And as they investigate, it becomes clear that there are numerous mysteries surrounding the Romilly estate, and every person present has a motive to kill Rosamund.

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Deanna Raybourn is a 6th-generation native Texan. She graduated with a double major in English and history from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of one, Raybourn makes her home in Virginia. Her novels have been nominated for numerous awards including five RITAs, two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards, the Agatha, two Dilys Winns, a Last Laugh, and three du Mauriers. Her Lady Julia Grey novels are currently in development as a television series in the UK and she launched a new Victorian mystery series with the 2015 release of A CURIOUS BEGINNING, featuring intrepid butterfly-hunter and amateur sleuth, Veronica Speedwell. Veronica’s second adventure is A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING (January 2017), and book three, A TREACHEROUS CURSE, was published in January 2018. A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION will be released in March 2019. Further books in the Veronica Speedwell series are contracted through 2020.

 

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Available for pre-order and out March 12, 2019 – A Dangerous Collaboration

 

 

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