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Steve Berry


USA flag (b.1955)

Steve Berry was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers—a group of nearly 4,000 thriller writers from around the world—and served three years as its co-president.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
 
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The Threat (2006)
(Dan Lenson, book 9)
David Poyer
"The Threat delivers a masterful tale that leaves the reader dazzled."
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Scavenger (2007)
(Frank Balenger, book 2)
David Morrell
"A taut web of terror from a master."
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The Atlantis Prophecy (2008)
(Atlantis , book 2)
Thomas Greanias
"A devilishly clever maelstrom of history, secrets, and modern-day political intrigue."
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Rules of Deception (2008)
(Jonathan Ransom, book 1)
Christopher Reich
"Once again, Chris Reich is firing on all cylinders. RULES OF DECEPTION is a supple, elegant thriller with a beguiling sophistication. Reich catches the reader on page one and utterly commands you to finish through a plot that carries triumphantly from one thrilling climax to another. He certainly knows how to manipulate the reader in exciting ways, and he's an expert (as his award winning THE PATRIOTS CLUB proved) in creating a riveting imagined world so real you wonder if it was actually imagined."
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Zig Zag (2008)
José Carlos Somoza
"Literate, savvy, tense, and thoughtful with plenty of atmosphere. It's a pleasure to read a Jose Carlos Somoza novel"
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Triple Cross (2009)
Mark Sullivan
"A riveting, heart-stopping adventure.!"
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Worst Nightmares (2009)
(Worst Nightmares trilogy, book 1)
Shane Briant
"All the danger, treachery, and suspense a reader could ask for is there, page after page. Shane Briant has the touch. A smashing debut."
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Jericho's Fall (2009)
Stephen L Carter
"Strong... Immediate... Masterful."
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Stones of Fire (2009)
(Caedmon Aisquith, book 1)
C M Palov
"All of the things I crave in a story - intrigue, treachery, history, and a wealth of secrets. A super debut."
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Damnable (2009)
(Jake Hatcher, book 1)
Hank Schwaeble
"Disturbing... remarkable."
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Black Rain (2010)
(Danielle Laidlaw, book 1)
Graham Brown
"Sizzles with tension and twists."
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The Insider (2010)
Reece Hirsch
"Gripping and gritty, The Insider sizzles with tension and twists that both entertain and magnetize."
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Sacrifice (2010)
(Mortal Path, book 2)
Dakota Banks
"Dakota Banks is firing on all cylinders."
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Eurostorm (2010)
Payne Harrison
"Another captivating gem... don't miss this one."
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The Babylonian Codex (2010)
(October Guinness and Jax Alexander, book 3)
C S Graham
"Smart and exhilerating..."
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The False Door (2011)
Brett King
"A fresh, exciting voice in the international suspense genre."
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The Summoner (2011)
(Dominic Grey, book 1)
Layton Green
"Stirring and imaginative, with an engaging premise that is briskly paced. Both the characters in the story and the reader are in for a wild ride."
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The Genesis Key (2011)
James Barney
"Remarkable and unconventional... A great tale."
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The Knowledge of Good & Evil (2011)
Glenn Kleier
"The Knowledge of Good & Evil is a tough, savory, formidable thriller."
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The Lost Angel (2011)
Javier Sierra
"A solid, drum-tight winner of a book."
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National Security (2011)
(Jericho Quinn, book 1)
Marc Cameron
"Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful. . .an entertaining romp."
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Deep Sky (2011)
(Breach, book 3)
Patrick Lee
"Lee has an intense brand of storytelling... [He's] the real deal."
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The Last Justice (2012)
Anthony J Franze
"A stunning opening, an action-packed, intriguing middle, and a pulse-pounding ending. Who could ask for more from a thriller. Welcome Anthony Franze - a great new voice has entered the genre."
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The Truth of All Things (2012)
(Archie Lean, book 1)
Kieran Shields
"This story brims with rich detail, the line between right and wrong smudged beyond recognition. What a unique and claustrophobic world --- Maine at the turn of the 20th century --- but the ties to an unspeakable past are haunting and unmistakable. It's a delight from start to finish. A terrific story, told terrifically."
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Darkroom (2012)
Joshua Graham
"...complete with a great mystery, unearthed secrets, and beguiling adventure... Read this one - and take a walk on the perilous side."
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SecondWorld (2012)
(Milos Vesely, book 1)
Jeremy Robinson
"Another crisply plotted tale from the fertile imagination of Jeremy Robinson. This one has it all, frozen Nazis, UFO crashes, Antarctica, and some really cool science. Plan to hunker down for an all nighter with this one. I did."
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Dead Asleep (2012)
(Emma Caldridge, book 4)
Jamie Freveletti
"One of the top thriller writers working today."
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Good Junk (2012)
(Cliff St. James, book 2)
Ed Kovacs
"Kovacs is a vivid addition to the thriller genre."
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The Child of Vengeance (2013)
(Samurai, book 1)
David Kirk
"A brilliant piece of historical fiction --- loaded with treachery and betrayal --- that pulses with life. This one is going to find an honored place on many a keeper shelf. It's a must read debut from an exciting new voice."
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Sirocco (2013)
D L Wilson
"D. L. Wilson is a wry, appealing voice in the thriller world. This one is well worth a look."
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Snapshot (2013)
Lis Wiehl
"A pitch perfect plot that tackles some tough issues with a lot of heart. Snapshot brings our world into pristine focus."
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Shadow Catcher (2013)
(Nick Baron, book 1)
James R Hannibal
"Hannibal has a flair for the gutsy, the lost, and the fanatical. It's a wild, wickid ride."
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Grey Lady (2013)
(Aristotle Socarides, book 7)
Paul Kemprecos
"What a character. Aristotle Socarides is a diver, a fisherman, and a PI who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. He’s the brainchild of a genius—Paul Kemprecos—who knows a thing or two about writing action and adventure. I bow to the master..."
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The Blood of Alexander (2014)
Tom Wilde
"A rip-roaring, across-the-globe adventure."
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Warning Light (2014)
(Jake Keller Thiller, book 1)
David Ricciardi
"This is a fun and heady combination of suspense and intrigue. Believable and provocative, it's a tough-as-nails-tug-of-war definitely worth your time."
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Checkmate (2014)
(Patrick Bowers Files, book 8)
Steven James
"With a multidimensional quality, Steven James writes with a confident, assured ease."
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The Game Master (2015)
William Bernhardt
"William Bernhardt is a born stylist, and his writing through the years has aged like a fine wine."
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The Thin Black Line (2015)
(Mike Walton Thriller, book 1)
Simon Gervais
"Realistic, vivid, dramatic, this is a story told by someone who knows what he's talking about. I offer a bow to this exciting debut and to the newest member of the thriller-writing community. Make a note: in the years ahead Simon Gervais is a name you'll be seeing on many more book covers."
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The Invisible Guardian (2015)
(Baztan Trilogy, book 1)
Dolores Redondo
"Myth and reality blend and blur in this sophisticated and razor-sharp thriller. All of the skeletons are banging on the closet doors to be set free, and free they are in this gritty, fascinating, and compelling story. Already #1 in other countries, this one will be making its way up our bestseller lists too."
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Devil's Harbor (2015)
Alex Gilly
"One of those labyrinths of mystery that readers crave."
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Tin Men (2015)
Christopher Golden
"This evocative tale of the possible and the probable takes a wild walk on the perilous side. Along the way, we get a top-of-the-line lesson in what may actually be in store for us one day. You’re going to love this thrilling, taut drama."
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The Wild Inside (2015)
(Glacier Mystery, book 1)
Christine Carbo
"Stays in your mind long after you've put the book down. I'm still thinking about it. Prepare to run the gamut of emotions with this fine treat of a story. Then, in the years ahead, be on the lookout for more from this fresh new voice in the thriller genre."
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Collector of Secrets (2015)
(Max Travers, book 1)
Richard Goodfellow
"A web of history, treason, and danger ... COLLECTOR OF SECRETS. is definitely worth the price of admission."
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Solomon Creed (2015)
(Solomon Creed, book 1)
Simon Toyne
"Not a dull page to be found anywhere. A thriller gem. Simon Toyne is a first class talent, speeding in the fast lane to the top of the genre."
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The Drifter (2016)
(Peter Ash, book 1)
Nick Petrie
"A tangled tale of intrigue, action, and adventure with a battle-scarred hero who definitely rises to the challenge. The clever plot is firmly conceived and crisp writing makes this a terrific story, told terrifically."
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Morvicti Blood (2016)
(Morvicti, book 1)
Lee Swift
"Thrilling and chilling, full of poignant and naked emotion. A wild escapade."
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Summit Lake (2016)
Charlie Donlea
"An exciting debut, with all the right touches, captivating from the first page to the last. There's a bright future ahead for this newcomer to the thriller genre--definitely a talent to watch."
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Pacific Burn (2016)
(Jim Brodie, book 3)
Barry Lancet
"Jim Brodie is a true 21st century hero...on page after page, Barry Lancet delivers."
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Tin Badges (2016)
(Tank Rizzo, book 1)
Lorenzo Carcaterra
"Another gem from a writer who has earned his spot at the top echelon of suspense masters . . . Everything here leaps from the page, never stinting on the harsh reality, delivering a spicy, smart, and entertaining adventure."
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Panacea (2016)
(ICE Sequence, book 1)
F Paul Wilson
"Sophisticated and razor sharp."
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Escape Velocity (2016)
Susan Wolfe
"Continuous action, sharp intrigue and memorable characters captivate in this coiling plot of a thriller. This one is definitely ahead of the pack."
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Shipwreck (2016)
(Jack Ferrell, book 6)
William Nikkel
"The tension ratchets up degree by degree in this smart and cleverly told adventure, Nikkel is a gifted storyteller."
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Collecting Shadows (2017)
Vicky Knerly and Gary Williams
"Seductive, sophisticated and authentic."
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Hunting Savage (2017)
(Peter Savage, book 4)
Dave Edlund
"With a hero full of grit and determination, this action-packed, timely tale is required reading for any thriller aficionado."
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The Seventh Sun (2017)
(Dan Clifford, book 1)
Kent Lester
"Lester paints a dangerous and dark world, with a bitter realness on every page."
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Land of Wolves (2017)
(Lincoln's Bodyguard, book 2)
TJ Turner
"A wonderfully imagined world of 'what might have been, if only if'. The chemistry between the characters sparkles, the treachery comes from all directions, and the story moves with a wry, appealing voice. It's one delicious tale."
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Edge of Regret (2017)
(Love On the Edge , book 7)
Molly E Lee
"Molly Lee is one of the freshest voices in adventure romance."
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Hook's Tale (2017)
John Leonard Pielmeier
"A riveting and imagined tale so vivid you'll wonder if it was imagined. The world-building is complex and intriguing, appealing to the treasure hunter in us all. Without question, John Pielmeier has his A-game on."
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The Savior's Game (2017)
(Daniel Byrne, book 3)
Sean Chercover
"Sean Chercover shows a stellar hand through a coiling plot, weaving one taut drama. The story is tense, intelligent, harsh, and surprising - just what a reader wants in a thriller. This one goes on your keeper shelf."
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Into a Dark Frontier (2017)
John Mangan
"A riveting imagined what-if so real you wonder if it might even be possible. Tense, intelligent, harsh, and surprising, this thrill ride is drum tight in its execution."
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Under Water (2017)
(Duck Darley, book 1)
Casey Barrett
"Casey Barrett, an ex-Olympian, knows what he's writing about in this sordid tale of murder and sport. This one has it all: mystery, suspense, secrets, and a longing for new adventure. It should be mandatory reading for all thriller aficionados."
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Cutting Edge (2018)
Ward Larsen
"A tantalizing blend of heart-in-your-throat suspense, a hero on the brink, and non-stop action."
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The Terminal List (2018)
(James Reece, book 1)
Jack Carr
"Double the trouble, twice the action, and quadruple the enjoyment. Careful while reading this one, it could leave a mark."
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The First Family (2018)
Daniel Palmer and Michael Palmer
"Double the trouble, twice the action, and quadruple the enjoyment, this is a high-octane game changer."
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Star of the North (2018)
D B John
"Brims with marvellous characters and delivers heart-in-your-throat action."
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A Blood Thing (2018)
James Hankins
"This dark, edgy tale touches a multitude of human emotions and is filled with sacrifice, loss, and terror. Hang on tight and remember to breathe."
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Lies That Bind Us (2018)
Andrew Hart
"This one crackles with tension and imagination from the first page. Andrew Hart knows how to manipulate the reader in some disturbing and powerful ways. This is nail biting taken to its extreme."
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Order of Protection (2018)
(Courting Justice, book 1)
Lexi Blake
"Smart, savvy, clever, and always entertaining."
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The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington (2018)
Charles Rosenberg
"Fresh, fun fiction that weaves some intriguing historical themes of what might have happened. This atypical escapade exudes all the right touches. A clever and imaginative tale."
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Bound for Gold (2018)
(Peter Fallon, book 6)
William Martin
"Another masterpiece, from the master of historical fiction."
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Maze Master (2018)
Kathleen O'Neal Gear
"Crackles with tension and imagination, captivating with plausibility from beginning to end. The science is both compelling and frightening as the characters match wits in a game with the highest stakes imaginable. The incredible thing is that the most surprising parts are real. This is nail-biting in the extreme."
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Death in Shangri-La (2018)
(Dotan Naor, book 1)
Yigal Zur
"This one is a tug of war, with a tempest of emotion, set in some of the world’s most exotic locales. It’s raw and authentic, with finely faceted characters and a plot that never strikes a fake note. Unbeatable entertainment."
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The Washington Decree (2018)
Jussi Adler-Olsen
"A tantalizing and timely premise makes this political thriller one of those all-too-real scenarios that leave you thinking once you’re done. Spicy, smart and entertaining."
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Jaws of the Tiger (2018)
André K Baby
"A terrific story of action, adventure, and intrigue, with a pace that singes and tingles. It's a battle of wits that not only heats up the pages, but delivers solid entertainment."
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Man of War (2018)
(Eric Steele, book 1)
Sean Parnell
"Setting, dialogue, and details create the ideal backdrop for the tension and intensity... It's a marvelous debut from a talented writer to keep a watch on."
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Consumed (2018)
(Firefighters, book 1)
J R Ward
"J.R. Ward is the undisputed queen of her genre. Bar none. Long live the queen."
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We, the Jury (2018)
Robert Rotstein
"Who says the legal thriller is gone? Obviously someone who has not read this little gem. Cleverly told, with a different kind of ticking clock, the drama is tough as nails, the chemistry enticing. It's both believable and evocative. You must read it."
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Flamingo Coast (2019)
Martin Jay Weiss
"A complicated tale told with deceptively simple ease. Clever in plot, exciting in execution, and tinged with mystery. What more could you want from a thriller?"
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The Sail (2019)
Landon Beach
"Action, intrigue, and high stakes drama -just what you want from a thriller. Toss in a little lust and greed, and it's the perfect mix for a classic, on-the-run adventure."
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The Last Act (2019)
(Last Act, book 1)
Brad Parks
"A perfect piece of entertainment."
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A Room Full of Night (2019)
TR Kenneth
"The tension ratchets up degree by degree, in a plot similar to speeding down a slalom course with all its speed, twists, and turns. A thriller reader's delight from beginning to end."
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The Ghost Manuscript (2019)
Kris Frieswick
"Settle back and savor this one. Plenty of sizzle and emotional clout...a barrage of breathless, cross-cutting suspense."
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Below the Fold (2019)
(Clare Carlson Mystery, book 2)
R G Belsky
"Belsky has a masterful talent for wordplay, one that holds you tight until all is revealed."
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The Never Game (2019)
(Colter Shaw, book 1)
Jeffery Deaver
"Jeffery Deaver knows how to deliver exactly what a reader wants. He has a gift for place and character and, here, the tension ratchets up, page by page, as we follow the exploits of a new hero. Crisply plotted and fraught with danger."
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The Ottoman Secret (2019)
Raymond Khoury
"The Ottoman Secret is a masterpiece. A compelling saga, on a grand scale. A stellar epic."
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Salvation Day (2019)
Kali Wallace
"More than a science fiction novel, it's a good old-fashioned thriller set in the future--every page filled with breadth and scope and twists and turns. An exciting, dangerous, magical quest for truth."
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Kill Zone (2019)
Kevin J Anderson and Doug Beason
"A wonderfully imagined, terrifying scenario that reeks of plausibility. It’s a game within a game - a thrilling, dangerous quest for the unspeakable."
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Vanishing in the Haight (2019)
(Colleen Hayes Mystery, book 1)
Max Tomlinson
"Atmospheric and tense, this one sizzles with twists that entertain and magnetize, whetting the appetite for more. Can't wait for Book 2."
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The Lost Power (2019)
(VanOps, book 1)
Avanti Centrae
"Just a good ole’ fashioned rip-roaring adventure from start to finish. Enjoy the ride."
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Encrypting Maya (2019)
Lawrence Kelter
"Cracks with tension and imagination."
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The Network (2019)
(Jack Logan, book 1)
L C Shaw
"This is mandatory reading for any thriller aficionado."
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The God Game (2020)
Danny Tobey
"Tension and turmoil add up to high stakes suspense and a plot that will make you wonder if all this stuff is real. Danny Tobey absolutely kicks butt and takes names in this gem of a thriller."
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The Darkness We Hide (2020)
(Undertaker's Daughter, book 3)
Debra Webb
"The Twists and turns in this dark, taut drama make it both creepy and compelling..."
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Hour of the Assassin (2020)
Matthew Quirk
"This one is a gritty, intense political thriller, filled with nuance and dire exploits. Totally entertaining. A treat from start to finish."
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Without Sanction (2020)
(Matt Drake , book 1)
Don Bentley
"You can smell the cordite, hear the explosions, and feel the fight in this one. Action jumps from every page thanks to an engaging premise and cross-cutting suspense. Way ahead of the pack."
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Diver's Paradise (2020)
(Roscoe Conklin Mystery, book 1)
Davin Goodwin
"[Diver’s Paradise is] a fun and heady combination of suspense and intrigue that appeals to the underdog in us all. It definitely delivers what readers crave."
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Until The End (2020)
(Final Hour, book 3)
Juno Rushdan
"Tense and fulfilling. Settle back and savor this one."
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Gone to Darkness (2020)
(Sydney Rose Parnell, book 4)
Barbara Nickless
"Barbara Nickless is a superb writer."
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The Voter File (2020)
(Jack Sharpe, book 3)
David Pepper
"Believable, evocative, and shiver-inducing. As timely as tomorrow's headline, written by a man who knows exactly what he's talking about. It's also as unpredictable as a riptide, bringing what is a clear and present threat to modern democracy into pristine focus. Read and be warned."
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The President's Dossier (2020)
James A Scott
"Brimming with history, reality, intensity, and passion, James Scott draws the reader deep into his carefully crafted web. You're going to enjoy the pulse-pounding escapades."
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Space Station Down (2020)
Doug Beason and Ben Bova
"Think Die Hard happening two hundred and fifty miles above earth."
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Shadow Ridge (2020)
(Jo Wyatt Mystery, book 1)
M E Browning
"An engaging premise, briskly paced through a labyrinth of mystery. There’s something to be said for good ole’ fashioned suspense. Enjoy this one."

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