Flesh Worn Stone Steven Alexander awakes from a drug-induced coma in a cage on a pristine tropical beach, his head covered with a burlap sack and numbers tattooed on his right arm. Besides his wife, Rebecca, he doesn’t know any of the four other people in blue prison-style coveralls. As the others come out of their own stupor, he remembers the masked and armed men breaking into his suburban Houston home and the murder of his two sons. The group has nothing in common besides the location and the manner of their brutal kidnappings. Unbeknownst to Steven, he and his fellow prisoners are now part of the Cave, a Colosseum-sized cavern populated with savage cannibals. And they are about to
Transcendental Basketball Blues Jack Henderson, a star basketball player, has it all. Loving mother, Mary Lou, is a great musician, father, Sam, a local hero. But when Jack starts high school, Mary Lou disappears. Diagnosed a paranoid schizophrenic, she spends Jack’s adolescence on the run, escaping imagined tormentors. Confined to a mental hospital, then released home, she skips her medication and the cycle repeats. By Jack’s senior year, love of music and basketball intertwine as mother and son seek solace within the transcendent moments yielded by their twin passions. Set in the late 1970’s in basketball crazy Illinois, “Transcendental Basketball Blues” brings to life the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate days where racial integration took tentative first steps, stagflation simmered, disco fever raged
A Perfect Husband An abandoned cabin… a diabolical killer… a hidden cemetery. A deadly secret is about to be uncovered. Far from the neon blur of Manhattan—the dizzy buzz of restaurants, theater openings and one too many cocktails—located seventy-two miles outside the City in the sleepy, rural township of Montague, New Jersey, Sami Saxton is looking to rebuild her life. A rebirth, one might call it. And, she intends to do this spiritual resurrection in a small, abandoned fishing cabin, built over forty years ago by her now deceased father. Not quite… A lethal serial killer has taken up residence in the basement of Sami’s remote cottage, using her father’s carpenter table for a hobby far more sinister than woodcutting.
Centauri Midnight: a sci-fi romance (Centauri Series) (Volume 3) Kitari ‘Kiti’ Dolana is a Tensign in the Dragonera, the most elite force of soldiers in the galaxy. She wants justice for her murdered brother. She’s trailed the man responsible to a distant planet where swords outmaneuver blasters. A planet where secrets are kept that can destroy all that Kiti knows and believes. Garrick Marcus, Spaceship Captain and Dragonera, is on a mission to hunt down a ruthless killer. The same man Kiti is after. Garrick will do anything to help Kiti find peace and find the way to his bed. But Kiti and Garrick discover an explosive attraction that makes it hard to keep their minds on their goals. As
Gate of Tears Gritty and realistic action, setting a psychopathic Serbian female terrorist against an ex-Royal Marine. In the up-to-the-minute context of the politically volatile Red Sea region, it reflects political expediency and high level betrayal in Government and the Intelligence Services. Driven by genetic technology and a monstrous manipulation of world gold markets, it culminates in confrontation between NATO and Israel on one side, and China and the Yemen on the other. Alaska to Australia, Britain to Djibouti, this is an illuminating look at Chinese Superpower ambitions – their worldwide Golden Shield Intelligence Program – humint, elint and cyberwar, together with their rapidl building nuclear-powered blue water naval capability. ‘A lover of the genre couldn’t ask for more or
Silki, the Girl of Many Scarves – Summer Of The Ancient SILKI, A YOUNG NAVAJO GIRL, thought she’d made up Wol-la-chee, the Ancient Ant Man, on one of her horseback rides with her best friend Birdie. When Wol-la-chee shrieks into her life one summer day on Concho Mountain, Silki’s world turns upside down. With her family pushing her toward more responsibility and respect for her heritage, how can Silki find the time to solve this new and frightening mystery? And if Birdie thinks Silki has gotten her real and unreal mixed up, will that push the two girls apart or bring them back together? Woven with Navajo language, tradition, and lore, Silki, the Girl of Many Scarves: SUMMER OF THE
She’s Not There Women are missing . . . Is the rising number of abused women who’ve gone missing a statistical anomaly? Or is a predator targeting this vulnerable group of women? Psychologist Lisa Rayburn discovers that abused women are disappearing at a rate too high to be a coincidence. When one of her own clients goes missing, Lisa reports her concerns to the Milwaukee police and is told with no physical evidence of foul play, they cannot open an investigation. Forming an unlikely alliance with a former policewoman turned security consultant, Lisa and TJ Peacock embark on their own investigation into the disappearances by interviewing friends and relatives of the missing women. Two husbands of the missing women, men
Willow Pond The Roaring Twenties crumble into the Great Depression, but Virginia Kingsley, New York’s toughest and most successful speakeasy owner, is doing just fine. Now that the world is falling apart, bootlegging is a flourishing business, and she’s queen of that castle. Then her infant nephew is kidnapped. Her niece, Laura, and Laura’s philandering movie star husband, are devastated. The police have few leads, and speculation and rumors abound in the media circus that follows the celebrity abduction. Only one reporter, Erich Muller, seems to care enough about the child’s welfare and the parents’ feelings to report the case responsibly. Over the course of the investigation, Erich Muller and Laura fall in love, but their relationship is doomed to