Dan,a career criminal wants,needs,out from the world of crime. The last job, he promised Berenice, would achieve just that but it was a promise he could not keep. Desperation setting in by the loss of two of his crew,no financial gain and losing the love of his life,left him no alternative but to arrange One Last Job The job achieved its aim and financial freedom was within his grasp. Planning his new life came easy, until, one of his crew arranged to have him murdered and brutally slaughtered his best friend. In hiding,the world believing him dead,it had taken three years to devise the revenge he would meticulously deliver. Ruining the man responsible was the goal. As events unfold, twisted rage surging through every sinew of his body, it would see Dan commit the most brutal crime of his life. Cold bloodied, calculated murder. For the man who would succumb to his merciless wrath, death will be excruciating, and in the most heinous way imaginable
The first three books of Kaylea Cross’s bestselling Vengeance Series in one box set! STEALING VENGEANCE: An expert thief and assassin meets her match in the soldier she left behind. She’s an expert at getting into places she doesn’t belong. But for once she can’t escape from this situation on her own. COVERT VENGEANCE: A female hacker assassin is pitted against the hitman sent to hunt her. Revenge came at a heavy price. Chasing redemption may prove deadly. EXPLOSIVE VENGEANCE: A mild-mannered Pararescueman comes to the aid of who he thinks is a woman in distress, and quickly realizes he’s the one needing protection against the deadly demolitions expert that turns his world upside down. Two opposites in uncharted territory. One explosive situation.
The book is mainly a crime story with a heartwarming love theme built in to the context. The crime is the illegal sale and distribution of drugs through the equine sports of horse racing and show jumping and how the sports became infiltrated by shady owners and people working within the two sports--for instance, race horse trainers and jockeys. The novel takes you on a journey at breakneck speed on how the drugs come into the country and are then dispersed through a network of outlets on the racecourses all over the south of England. Furthermore, the novel tackles how the drugs are passed to customers in such a unique manner without money actually changing hands. The novel tells the story of the jockey club's security agents, Discreet Intelligence Reports & Technical Services (DIRTS), an independent company that deals with all the jockey club security problems, with the jockey club running horse racing in Great Britain. Steve Hurst is the main character in the novel, and DIRTS is his company. The two sports are being swamped with the illegal sale and distribution of cocaine and heroin. Steve loses his fiancée, Jane Coe, an international show jumper, to the influences of drugs as she falls for a fellow show jumping junky, Chris Cobb. Steve falls into the arms of one of his employees, Laura, and the love story quickly gathers pace. But who wants to kill Laura and Steve, what do they know, and can Chief Inspector Heyes of the Sussex Police Constabulary save them in time before the contract killer strikes? Initial Review of Vengeance; Readers Digest Magazine. "VENGEANCE which is supurbly crafted, intricately detailed story is by turns joyful, sorrowful, and uplifting. A must-read story of relationships, prejudice, and a vivad paean for justice. Overall this fine book offers well-drawn, human characters and logically flowing action.. all written in a striking style" If you enjoyed Vengeance, the sequel, The Secret Syndicate, is under way! It's set in Sussex and filled with more intrigue regarding the horse-racing industry. (Release date: September 2015.) Find out how Steve and Laura, Ricky and Charlie, and DCI John Heyes crack their second case. Will Miles and Natalie get together? And how will Laura deal with a yard full of horses? Ronald Moore had the incredible experience of working as an assistant trainer in a racing yard during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He has also held a jockey's licence during that time and rode in races. His niece was an international showjumper who represented her country many times before turning to race riding; she rode in two Grand Nationals. Ronald has always been interested in horse racing and showjumping, and has owned many racehorses and showjumpers over the years. One of his favourite authors is Dick Francis, who wrote many novels based on the horse-racing theme. Jilly Cooper, famed for her book Riders, set in the promiscuous showjumping world, is another author he admires. Vengeance is Ronald's first novel, and he sought to blend racing and showjumping as the story's backdrop, peppering the action with romance, as well as various criminal activities regarding the illegal sale and distribution of drugs. This provides a unique spin on this tried-and-trusted equestrian theme that has served countless authors so well in the past. Ronald intends to utilise the main characters in this novel in the sequel which he is writing at the moment. He hopes the poignant scenes and moral issues threaded through the story, together with the romance and fast-paced action, will make Vengeance a memorable and enjoyable read.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti comes a new story in her Dark Protectors/Rebels series… Vengeance and revenge are the only forces driving vampire soldier Noah Siosal since losing his brother to an enemy he’s been unable to find. He’s searched every corner of the globe, going through adversaries and piling up bodies until finally getting a lead. The last place he wants to be is in a ridiculous anger management group with people expressing feelings instead of taking action. Until one fragile human, a green-eyed sweetheart being stalked by danger, catches his eye. One touch, and he realizes vengeance can’t be anywhere near her. Anger and self-preservation are the only motivations Abby Miller needs or wants right now. Falsely accused of attacking the man who’s terrorized her for years, she’s forced as a plea bargain to attend an anger management counseling group with people with some serious rage issues, while learning true self defense on the side. Yet a man, one more primal than any she’s ever met, draws her in a way and into a world deadlier than she’s ever imagined. He offers her protection, but she finds the fight is really for his heart, and she’s ready to battle. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
Back in ’68 they made killer music…now their music is killing them. It’s been thirty years since Joe Portugal put his electric guitar away. Maybe that’s one reason he’s suffering a serious case of the mid-life doldrums. Then Joe stumbles upon a chance to put the band he was in as a teenager back together. And maybe his life too. All he has to do is find the lead guitarist, who hasn’t been seen since the 70s. But when he starts to look, it’s quickly clear that someone doesn’t want to see a reunion tour...someone who’s very handy with a gun. Praise for the Joe Portugal mysteries: “I love reading Nathan Walpow books…a solid, intelligent mystery…add Walpow’s marvelous sense of humor and you’ll see why he’s winning new fans ever day.” —Jan Burke, Edgar Award-winning author “Snappy Chandleresque dialogue.” —Los Angeles Times “Joe’s wry sense of humor will convert readers into loyal fans.” —Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine “This guy is a hell of a writer.” —Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series
Revenge came at a heavy price. Valkyrie hacker Amber Brown is deadly in her own right, but her preferred weapon is a keyboard. So after her teammates left her for dead, she took her revenge the way she was trained to—swiftly and brutally. Except one of her targets might be innocent. To right that wrong, Amber vows to rescue the at-risk Valkyrie no matter the cost, and this time she’s working alone. So when a sexy stranger shows up in the middle of a firefight and announces he’s been sent by her sister, it’s going to take a whole lot more than his word to make her trust him. Chasing redemption may prove deadly. Elite gun for hire Jesse Cordova lives on the edge of the law. When a new job offer sets off warning bells, he digs deeper and finds the startling truth. The woman he’s been tasked with capturing is a secret government assassin, and Amber Brown is unlike any target he’s gone after before. But bringing her in opens them up to a whole new level of danger, pitting them against one of the most ruthless assassins in the world. Now that the sexy Valkyrie has stolen his heart, Jesse will risk everything to see their mission through—knowing that the only way this ends is with one of them dying.
FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid takes on her most explosive case yet in New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan's Dead Heat DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS Assigned to San Antonio's Violent Crimes unit, Lucy Kincaid joins a team of seasoned veterans and newer agents for a task force called Operation Heatwave. It's supposed to be a simple sweep of known offenders with outstanding warrants. But when Lucy and her team try to bust two local brothers for jumping bail, she walks into a hotbed of pure evil. Their names are George and Jaime Sanchez. They are charged with murder, drug trafficking, and worse. And one of them is still out there. THE HEAT IS ON As Lucy races to capture Jaime Sanchez, more shocking evidence comes to light. The brothers have been using their basement as a holding cell for children they kidnapped for the cartels. When George agrees to turn on his brother, he is murdered behind bars. Now Lucy has no choice but to go outside the law. Enlisting the help of her boyfriend Sean Rogan and his mercenary brother Kane, she will risk her career—and both of their lives—to bring down a crime lord's empire...before more innocent lives go up in flames. "Knife-edged tension and clever twists. The Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan novels just keep getting better!" —RT Book Reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Rebecca Zanetti, Laurelin Paige, Heather Graham, and Kristen Ashley. Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. Vixen by Rebecca Zanetti Tabi Rusko is a demoness with the cunning and instincts that come with her species, but she’s always spent more time exploring than training, and her fighting skills are okay at best. One sexy man, a human cop no less, is responsible for her being stuck in a small hick town and forced into a human anger-management group that’s crazier than her. To make matters worse, his dangerous blue eyes and hard body leave her breathless and ready to rumble, and his overbearing attitude is a challenge a demoness can’t refuse. Evan O’Connell just wants to enjoy his time out of the military by policing a small town. The last thing he needs is a stunning, too sexy, pain in the butt blonde casing his bank and causing a ruckus everywhere she goes. There’s something different about her that he can’t figure out, and when she offers him immortality in exchange for her freedom, he discovers that isn’t enough. Slash by Laurelin Paige Camilla Fasbender has a secret. Underneath her posh accent and designer clothes lies the evidence of her pain. Every heartbreak, every bad day, every setback has left a scar. From behind her camera, she shows the world what to see. And it isn't her. Until him. He sees right through her carefully constructed facade. And he's going to slash it all to pieces. The Dead Heat of Summer by Heather Graham Casey Nicholson has always been a little bit sensitive, and she puts it to use in her shop in Jackson Square, where she reads tarot cards and tea leaves. She’s not a medium, but she can read people well. When the ghost of Lena Marceau comes to her in the cemetery, shedding tears and begging for help, Casey’s at first terrified and then determined. Lena knows she was the victim of a malicious murder. Casey isn’t sure how she can help Lena. She isn’t an investigator or with any arm of law enforcement. But when she receives a visit from Special Agent Ryder McKinley—ironically an FBI agent—she realizes that she’s being drawn into a deadly game where she must discover the truth or possibly die trying. Wild Fire by Kristen Ashley “You know you can’t keep a good brother down.” The Chaos Motorcycle Club has won its war. But not every brother rode into the sunset with his woman on the back of his bike. Chaos returns with the story of Dutch Black, a man whose father was the moral compass of the Club, until he was murdered. And the man who raised Dutch protected the Club at all costs. That combination is the man Dutch is intent on becoming. It’s also the man that Dutch is going to go all out to give to his woman. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
The Mystery Fancier Volume 2 Number 4, July 1978, contains: "The Caper Novels of Tony Kenrick," by George Kelley, "Robert Rostand and Mike Locken," by Theodore P. Dukeshire, "Bowlers, Beer, Bravado, and Brains: Anthony Gilbert's Arthur Crook," by Jane S. Bakerman, "Raymond Chandler on Film, Addendum," by Charles Shibuk, "It's About Crime," by Marvin Lachman, "Thomas Chastain and the New Police Procedural," by Larry L. French, and "The Nero Wolfe Saga, Part VIII," by Guy M. Townsend.
She’d turned her back on killing. But killing hadn’t turned its back on her. ★★★★★ “One of the best series I have read. Once opened, impossible to put down.” Ron Scanlon On the eve of building a new life for herself, ex-assassin Tess Williams makes a shocking discovery. An old adversary is back. Someone who is supposed to be dead. Someone who loves hacking up children. Desperate to nail the killer at any cost, Tess storms through the city, riddled with guilt over having failed to stop this monster the first time around. But her hunt quickly turns into a fight for survival when lethal threats come from both law enforcement and the brutal criminals that lurk in the city’s shadowy underworld. With the clock ticking, Tess battles on, frantic to uncover the mystery of how the killer is still prowling the streets. She blames herself entirely for the rising body count, so no matter the danger, she struggles on, desperate to bury him before he strikes again. And just when she thinks things can’t get any worse… The killer snatches another child. A terrifying realization hits Tess like a shotgun blast to the chest – to end the nightmare and stop this monster, she must either leap into the heart of darkness and betray her closest friend, or let the killer go free and watch more children die. How can Tess possibly choose? ★★★★★ "Totally riveting, a real page turner that had me up all night! Fast paced and full of action, I'm completely hooked!" Miss J Buckley ★★★★★ “WOW!! Mr Lee you have excelled yourself once again. Absolutely loved it!” Karen Bryan ★★★★★ “Steve Lee continues to thrill me, surprise me, have me in tears, angry, and afraid – just as he did in the first novel. I LOVE IT.” Sheryl Painter ★★★★★ “It's a wonder I've got any finger nails left after reading this. Excellent stuff.” Jan Simmons ★★★★★ “[Tess] is a good soul who doesn't see the goodness in herself. You will love her, cry for her, fear for her, cheer for her, and most of all, care about her. Steve N. Lee grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. A series not to be missed.” Ilse If you love action-packed mystery and suspense, love female assassins, love a dark hero battling overwhelming odds in the name of true justice, you MUST READ this series! >>> Click Buy Now <<< Absolutely FREE! You get Black File 09 free with this book (see the Table of Contents). Standalone? Yes. You’ll have more fun by reading the books in order because of the small subplots that run through the series, but you can read this one as a standalone if you like. WARNING – Miss Marple it ain’t! Angel of Darkness action-packed thrillers are NOT cozy mysteries, so expect violence, occasional strong language, and every so often, a scene of a sexual nature. This book is 202 pages long. ★★★★★ “I was not sure I wanted to read about a female vigilante when I started. Now I wait for each book and devour it. Steve N. Lee continues to make Tess a more and more compelling character; better than scores of fictional male protagonists.” John Mariotti * Do you love the action thriller series of Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, Vince Flynn, John Sandford, David Baldacci, James Patterson…? * Love assassin books, revenge thrillers, vigilante series, action novels, noir fiction, hard boiled mystery? * Then you’ll love Steve N. Lee's kick-ass hero, lightning-paced plots, and Jack Reacher-style action. >>> Click Buy Now <<<
Jack Sinclair is no different from any other fifty something, widowed insurance salesman. Except that for a sideline, he kills people . . . for money. When a publicity driven attorney begins a crusade to free the self-confessed killer of Jack's wife, Jack takes it upon himself to make things right by killing the attorney. He gets away with it, or so he thinks, until a self-styled vengeance broker named Eddie blackmails Jack into doing more killing to keep his secret. After several years of doing Eddie's bidding, Jack agrees to do one last job, but winds up falling in love with the intended victim. When Jack makes the decision to protect Allison Wesson, instead of killing her, he becomes a target of hired assassins. The story has several plot twists, and Eddie, the vigilante, becomes an ingratiating character as he aides Jack in his efforts to save Allison's life.