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Killing Nazis cover-cs- smallKilling Nazis by Nikos Kalpakis
Type:  Short story
Genre: Thriller
Price: 0.99
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Themis is a burnout painter who stumbles on a crime scene. Ali, one of his black neighbours, is brutally stabbed to death in an alley in Thessaloniki. Themis spots two Neo-Nazis lurking nearby and then it hits him: inspiration courses through him and he creates a masterpiece. Themis craves inspiration as much as the truth though…. But is inspiration worth dying for?

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I was pulled into the story and in the end I wished to have more. The action in this book was so good and just enough for me to have a small adrenaline rush.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars because although it was very well written and the depth of development was good, I personally am not a massive fan of violence in books. However, I would recommend this read and believe that it is a brilliant look into the human psyche and also a fast paced, action packed story.

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Black Forest  Large jpgBlack Forest by David Thayer
Genre: Thriller

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In post war Europe Arthur Murray hunted Nazis. In post war America  Arthur is home from the war, working as an insurance investigator in  Manhattan. It’s the era of the space program and rockets that will one  day carry us to the moon.  The scientists working on the Redstone  project include Germans who worked on the V2 program at places like  Peenemunde; one of them is targeted for abduction by the Israelis and  Arthur finds himself caught between opposing forces. For him it’s a  journey back in time, but now it seems the Nazis are hunting him.
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“BLACK FOREST accomplishes what you hope every historical thriller will do. The pages flying by, you’re drawn in by its serpentine plot–but before long you’ve been seduced, willingly, into a world that is as exhilarating as it is deeply haunting. A bravura achievement.”–Megan Abbott, Edgar-winning author of Queenpin
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“My test with debut novels lies in assessing the confidence of the writer, and David Thayer shows that in spades with BLACK FOREST. This is a fascinating historical thriller, driven forward with terse, hardboiled narration, but capturing time and place and the haunting power of the past with ease. BLACK FOREST is an original piece of work by a writer with talent, poise, and that great key, confidence. David Thayer has every right to be confident. He’s written a damned fine novel.” Michael Koryta, author of The Prophet.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00036]WHITE HEAT by Paul D. Marks
Genre: Noir Mystery Thriller
Price: $0.99 for the month of April only
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P.I. Duke Rogers finds himself in a combustible situation in this racially charged thriller. His case might have to wait… The immediate problem: getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 “Rodney King” riots and that’s just the beginning of his problems.

While Duke tracks down the killer he must also deal with the racism of his partner, Jack, and from Warren, the murder victim’s brother. He must also confront his own possible latent racism – even as he’s in an interracial relationship with the dead woman’s sister.

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White Heat is a “…taut crime yarn set in 1992 against the turmoil of the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers charged with assaulting motorist Rodney King…. the author ably evokes the chaos that erupted after the Rodney King verdict.”–Publishers Weekly

WHITE HEAT CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2012:  Rosa St. Claire at Examiner.com just named White Heat one of the best fiction books of 2012, along with Megan Abbott’s Dare Me, Blind Night by Michael W. Sherer, Merry Christmas, Alex Crossby James Patterson, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling and a handful of others. (examiner.com/review/best-fiction-books-of-2012-and-new-titles-for-2013)

“White Heat” is a riveting read of mystery, much recommended. ­­–Midwest Book Review

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longhuntercellHunter Cell by Joshua Dyer
Genre: Sci-fi thriller
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They are a well-oiled killing machine given the legal authority by their government to assassinate US criminals. The agents’ targets are clueless as to who they are, when they’re coming, or where these assassins will ultimately take their lives. Conspiracy theorists speculate on their existence. The local authorities turn a blind eye to their aftermath. That’s exactly how the Hunter Cell wants it to be.
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Now the threads of the Cell’s perfect system are unraveling. A simple embezzlement contract in the Pacific Northwest turns into a nationwide manhunt. Faceless vigilantes are interfering with it and other contracts across the board. A segment of the nation’s citizens will no longer stand for the wool being pulled over their eyes. Hunter Cell agents’ identities are being leaked into the mainstream. Now their lives and families are on the line. America’s best hunters are becoming the hunted.
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“Loved Hunter Cell and can’t wait for the next book. What a great and unique concept!” – Alan.
“This book is well-written and fast-paced. I couldn’t put it down!” – James.

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BookCoverImageThe Death of Harold Hartline by Ed West Jr
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Price: $2.99
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What he also was blissfully unaware of this beautiful Friday morning in May was that something had slowly been infiltrating his seemingly perfect world. The invasion was nearly complete, but the worst was yet to come.
“I think you know, Stevie boy. And if you continue to refuse you will collect sin’s wages. I will personally be responsible for dragging you to hell myself,” the thing that was not Officer Jeffries said and then turned back to the closet.
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When I first received this book, I was in a quandary. I had just purchased a long-anticipated book from George RR Martin, “A Dance with Dragons”, and was aching to read it. I started to thumb through “Hartline” and soon forgot about Dragons. Ed West Jr. has potrayed his characters with such depth and believability, and set out such an intriguing plot, that you feel yourself pulled into the narrative. That grumbling in your stomach is the lunch you missed because you are too engrossed in this book. The relationships between the protagonist, his potential new girlfriend, his quirky and funny dog, and his dead roommate create a lush backdrop for the terrors to come. The warmth and breadth of the prose remind me of a young Stephen King. Excellent work, Mr. West!

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TheDayDetroitWentDark-MASTERThe Day Detroit Went Dark by John Silver
Genre: Thriller
Price: $2.99
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Caught in the middle of a fatal car chase and drug fueled gun battle, Clive Bradshaw decides to call it quits, leave the city and live a simpler life with his wife Emily and young daughter Amy. Emily drops him off at the foot of Detroit on his last day of work. Clive steps out of the car and into a city on the verge of collapse, rife with corruption, no city services, overworked and underpaid police and fire departments manned by skeleton crews, fighting a hopeless battle against brazen, uncontrolled crime.

…then the pulses hit…

Everything that produces or relies on electricity is destroyed. The electrical grid, vehicles, aircraft control systems, machinery, communications, computers, refrigeration, water pumping stations, all the systems that support everyday life, gone in an instant. Nothing gets into the city and street gangs rule supreme. Chaos reigns, but it’s all overshadowed by an outbreak of a deadly disease, bubonic plague. The disease threatens not only Detroit but the entire country. The plague must be contained…at all costs. Follow Clive as he struggles to survive, find Emily and Amy and avoid the plague in The Day Detroit Went Dark.

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ParalaxView300dpi%204Parallax View by Allan Leverone
Genre: Thriller
Price: $4.99
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A RACE AGAINST TIME TO STOP THE UNTHINKABLE

It’s 1987, late in the Cold War, and sexy CIA operative Tracie Tanner is tasked with delivering a Top Secret communique to the White House. But a shadowy cabal with tentacles reaching deep into the U.S. government will stop at nothing to prevent that delivery.

Soon, Tracie is cut off from support and on the run from assassins, paired with a young Maine air traffic controller, both determined to see the mission through to the end, regardless of the consequences…

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“A sexy, sophisticated Cold War thriller with all the intensity of The Lonely Mile.” – C.J. West, author of The End of Marking Time

“…Allan Leverone is a literary genius. His ability to write quality literature within multiple genres is dynamic. This book took off from page one and didn’t stop…” – A Book and a Review

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tyThe Warehouse by Paxton Helling
Genre: Thriller
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THE SCIENCE IS REAL!  THE STORY ISN’T–NOT YET ANYWAY!
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This Book is part one in a three part trilogy.
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New York’s death penalty was abolished in 2007, the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, ruled the death penalty statute unconstitutional because of a defective protocol it determined was coercive in nature.
Seven years later that had changed . . . and by the following winter of 2015 over a hundred inmates on its now infamous death row had found death by a lethal, three way injection system. That number would increase each year until finally reaching a point well past any previous mark set.
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In 2022, however, it was all to change, again.
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ThE WaReHOuSe> project was moving along nicely. New York Governor Mr. Hugh Clayton and his Chief of Staff Mr. Benjamin Bailey were at the precipice of solving mankind’s most trying riddle. And with the help of a software engineering genius (code named Bios), and a world renowned neuroscientist (code named Cluster), they had not only cracked the code to the psychopathic mind, but they had also developed a protocol of their own. And with their program now ready to go live, all they needed to complete this masterpiece was its final test subject.
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You are invited to witness history in the making as the future of technology unravels the folds of the human psyche. DNA, the very code of life itself, gives up its secrets as the technology, the software, and the program ‘fixes’ one criminal mind at a time.
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But be careful what you believe because when the plot turns back onto itself like a double helix, all bets are off as the reader is faced with the heart pounding . . . beginning.
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“Twists and turns with every chapter. The Warehouse is intelligently written, thoughtful and leaves the reader wanting more. Definitely a new and necessary era of political thrillers.”

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chupacabra_ebookThe Chupacabra: A Borderline Crazy Tale of Coyotes, Cash & Cartels by Stephen Randel
Genre: Humor, Thriller
Price: $2.99
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He is called El Barquero. He makes his trade along the border, smuggling guns and killing without remorse. As he faces his one last mission, his perfect plan is unwittingly foiled by Avery, a paranoid loner obsessed with global conspiracy theories who spends most of his time crafting absurd and threatening letters to anyone who offends him. That means pretty much everyone.

What unfolds is a laugh-out-loud dark comedy of madcap adventure stretching from Austin to the West Texas border featuring a lunatic band of civilian border militia, a group of bingo-crazed elderly ladies (one packing a pistol nearly as long as her arm), a murderous and double-crossing cartel boss, a burned-out hippy, and a crotchety retired doctor and his pugnacious French bulldog. Read it to believe it.

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This is one of the most amazingly entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny, and adventurous books I’ve ever read. Full of quirky, outlandish characters that remain believable and likable, and a meaner than mean villain, this novel will keep you absorbed, keep you guessing as to what will happen next, and have you laughing so hard you’ll be struggling to read through the tears.

What a wild ride!! If you like Coen Brothers films, you will enjoy this book. All of the characters are larger than life and hilarious.

At 33 years of age, I can honestly say I have finally “met” my favorite literary character of all time. It’s no exaggeration when I tell you I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Avery Bartholomew Pendleton forever takes the cake (or sabotaged taco) in that department.

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Final Utopia-A Dark ThrillerUtopia A Dark Thriller by Adam Steel and Tina M. White
Genre: Sci Fi, Thriller
Price:   £2.87   in the UK and $4.35 in the USA
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Society has collapsed: Destroyed by an unknown weapon of terrible power. The survivors turn on each other in desperation.
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Twenty years later a new society has formed from the ruins. Utopia is the envy of the outside world: powerful, highly advanced and led by the  mysterious Circle of Eight. Fuelled by the limitless power of the ‘Genie Reactor’ its people want for nothing. Freedom and Equality exists in Utopia. Ellie, a survivor of the disaster has carved out a new life in Utopia. She is  wealthy and successful, but lonely and haunted by dreams of the past. A brutal murder will plunge her, and others, into a world of horrifying  revelations, death and madness, as she explores the dark side of Utopia: where a terrifying secret awaits and nothing is as it seems…

 

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