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But that's not what worries her at all. The most worrisome thing is that everyone who has arrived at the cliff-top monastery to wait for Gina to finish her job, stands only to gain a great deal from identification of the victim's skull. There is no one, but absolutely no one, who stands to lose if the skull proves to be that of the deceased patriarch. So why is someone trying to sabotage Gina's reconstructive work...?
Who is the mastermind behind all this? Who could callously use his fellow man as living guinea pigs for an ingenious new weapon? And how many people will have to die before Meg finds answers even as her life is unraveling around her…?
Ribbons of Death (Book 1)
Three months after surviving a deadly riot in Cairo, Timothy Carter is compelled to track down Stella Hunter, a disgraced academic whose book could be the key to deciphering whether the legend of the Peacetaker is more than a dusty myth. She might be a recluse, and people think she’s crazy, but she’s his only hope to find answers to questions he’s been asking himself since receiving the scars that now mar his face.
The Harmony Scroll (Book 2)
Almost a year to date from the time Carter braved a horrible blizzard just to be able to knock on Stella Hunter’s door, the two are following a trail again—this time searching for a mysterious scroll that a few unreliable historians documented in the course of time.
The Byzantine Connection (Book 3)
Stella Hunter is an obsessive reader of all myths and legends. She and her long-time boyfriend, Carter, go to visit their old friend and priest at his church. There the journey begins when Carter sees an old Oriental couple pray, then leave the worship decades younger than when they walked in minutes before. Their story surrounds a bizarre and poorly chiseled granite statue delivered to the church. But is it just an ugly statue?
Accidental death turns into murder for a reporter in a small Idaho town where finding the truth could result in her own downfall...or death.
Bree-Anne Carver thought it would be a dream job working for the New York Times. But she finds herself installed at a satellite office in rural Idaho assigned to write a blog on fictional and entertaining interactive murders, playfully writing Murders-of-the-Week. She has two years to get one million subscribers. With not much else to draw on, she starts to look into local crimes by the direction of one of her cyber-stalker fans, Wrong Question. Looking into the accidental death of Cody Blaine starts to lead her in dangerous directions.
- His widow collected a two-million-dollar insurance claim.
- She is running for the next mayor of the little Idaho town.
- Bree-Anne suddenly finds a bloated body floating down the creek.
The good-looking Ben Doublinth has the clout and connections to get her sprung from jail and to help her with the charges against her for the murdered floater. The actions are a clear warning to stop investigating the accidental death. Bree-Anne can’t be deterred. Will her reporter instincts lead her further down the rabbit hole of deceit? Is it a trap? Will the fictional murder turn real?
A series of strange murders is taking place.
When a young lawyer on his way to work is found dead in a parking lot with bizarre tattoos on his face, Detective Sergeant Caroline Osych is called in to solve the case. She is going through a rough patch - the roughest in her life. Fighting to regain visitation rights to her children from a manipulative ex, she’s broke, and her love life is nonexistent.
Now, faced with the strangest case she’s ever had to work, her professional and private lives are about to collide. The FBI are convinced that they know who the perpetrators are - and who they are going to target next.
But is there a more sinister - and extraordinary - explanation to the case?
With more dead bodies appearing, a burgeoning relationship which might end before it can ever begin, an ex-husband who could be in danger and time running out - will Caroline be able to solve the case in time and stop more deaths?
A threat on a politician’s life, a series of bizarre murders, the slimmest of threads connecting them together and a heart-pounding climax that will keep you pinned to the edge of your seat, Shadow Informant is a must have for readers everywhere.
How is there evidence that the gas station clerk has been shot three times point blank and survived?
With an ambitious past now in ashes, Harmon is a twenty-year veteran of the Bureau. Blunt, with little patience for idiots and even less political savvy, he’s just been transferred to a small resident agency in Santa Rosa. It’s not exactly an outright dismissal but it’s the opposite of a promotion.
Given a new partner - Kate, green and freshly graduated - and a routine investigation, it’s not long before Harmon realizes that this case is far more than it seems. Why has he been given a case when the suspect is already in police custody? How can there be evidence that the gas station clerk was shot point-blank three times … and survived?
With far more questions than answers, Harmon and Kate are ferried from case to case as they realize that they’ve been tossed down an increasingly deadly rabbit hole - but by who? And why? And could a seemingly impossible tale of an immortal man be … plausible?
Deception lies at every corner; the stakes are mounting and with it—the feeling that they’re expendable pawns in the hands of a hidden puppet master.
A case cloaked in mystery, explosive leads and a partner with a hidden past, Harmon will need his wits about him if he ever wants to make it through this investigation alive.
A riveting, fast-paced paranormal thriller - this novel will keep you at the very edge of your seat and turning each page until the very last.
…what remains, no matter how improbable must be the truth
A horrific murder has taken place in upstate California. Emily Waters, a local teacher, has been bound in duct tape–leaving only her eyes exposed–and crushed to death under the wheels of a semi-trailer heading down the Eureka freeway. The local police can’t even guess at a suspect in a murder as brutal and bizarre as this.
The San Francisco field office of the FBI sends two of their agents to investigate the Eureka murder. Special Agent John Salton is just as good at hiding dark secrets as he is at making himself appear as an ordinary, everyday person. He and his partner, Special Agent Ruby Tam set to explore the dark secrets of a town driven by sex and alcohol even as Ruby grows increasingly uncomfortable with her partner pushing his outlandish agenda that may see both of them dismissed…or killed.
However, when Salton’s eight-year-old autistic son is transferred to an experimental facility situated not too far from the scene of the latest bizarre murder, Ruby starts to wonder just how deep actually is the rabbit hole of her partner’s life? Suddenly the question as to who murdered Emily Waters becomes just as important as why won’t Salton visit his institutionalized son.
Dr. Ambrosia Severn is dead to the world into which she was born…but very much alive among the people whose ancestors came down from the stars. The man who swore to protect her, now must expand that protection to their two children.
It’s not easy to sail a cloaked artificial island the size of Cyprus in the Pacific such as to avoid regular shipping routes. The descendants of the Avendar galactic explorers, stranded on Earth, have done it for eight thousand years. Amy is grateful to them for offering her refuge when she most needed it, but she also thinks they’ve been hiding their homeland long enough. Especially now, when Niven’s two sons keep her busy, she doesn’t want them to grow up in the isolation of the elite island society. However, there is a difference between a measured exposure of the Island, and ripping off its cloaking screen. But that’s precisely what Persis, the ruthless siren wants to do—and in the process destroy the world that’s hosted her ancestors.
Bree-Ann Carver is sent to work in New York Times' makeshift satellite office, in Idaho. Her job as an intern is to write a blog about fictional murders--and get a million subscribers. But her very first subscriber criticizes her efforts and then aggressively moves to take over her blog via his unsolicited input into her work. She invites him to unsubscribe and finds that she has no control over this particular cyber-entity. He follows her to her private chat-room, he hacks her colleagues’ email accounts and he terrorizes her through her desktop and her laptop. She knows he wants her to use his murder scenarios, but these sound like real-case murders that the police closed as accidents. If she posts even one of such dangerous scenarios, she is exposing herself to not only the real killer's wrath, but the police who closed the case as accidental death. But each time she refuses, her cyber bully sends her a chilling one liner: There will be consequences.
When Stella is brought in to consult with Father Malvan of St. Hedwig’s Church in Detroit, Carter is stunned by a strange occurrence that makes him question the limits of age and the existence of magic. The presence of a mysterious stone statue and the heartbreaking toll it takes on Father Malvan is only the beginning, as the pair begin a dangerous journey to help track down something that used to be a man until he disgraced himself by trafficking a little boy with a curse on his head.
At the crossroads of miracles and curses, Stella and Carter must confront the stunning reality that nothing is ever as it seems...and retribution may not be merely death. Their original plan was to continue gathering material for Stella’s next book on texts and treasures in antiquarian bookshops and libraries, but once a mysterious call comes in the middle of the night, research-gathering takes a backseat.
Danger lurks in even the holiest of places, as Stella and Carter once again face the reality of hell on Earth when curses fly and the souls of men hang in the balance.
Cold cases start to warm up as an ancient artifact comes out to wreck the global balance.
Two cold cases. A series of phenomenal events. A race against time.
After two years, there has been a long-running account of strange events on the news headlines: rivers altering their courses, campsites shifting locations – to phantom inheritances and severed limbs reattached to war veteran’s bodies. Carter and Stella’s long earned holiday is cut short with the appearance of a mutual friend and F.B.I Special Agent Saunders.
Over the span of two years (and counting) there have been reports hitting the media of increasingly strange events: from rivers altering their natural course to phantom inheritances – and a war veteran who’d lost a limb one day waking up to find their limb regrown. Is this a cosmic joke? A hoax – or the greatest swindle in history perpetrated on humankind?
One thing for sure – the world is changing – and not for the better. Carter and Stella are recruited to peel back timelines to save the world from destruction and hokum.
Was a great read. I love the different groups. The dragon lady really needed an attitude adjustment and glad she got it
From the swell of the surf arises an incredible adventure thousands of years in the making...
Ambrosia Severn has it all: accolades, success, prestige, and privilege. A renowned surgeon with a sharp mind and the recognition of her peers, she finds herself at the peak of success when a mysterious, dangerous figure enters her life and confronts her with a terrifying ultimatum—give it all up, or die.
Niven is bound by duty and honor. His mission: protect Ambrosia Severn at all costs. Standing between Amy and a violent death at the hands of an unknown assassin, he must seek out her would-be killer and fulfill his ancient oath. Chaos and uncertainty swirl as Niven finds himself tangled between the woman he is sworn to protect and the woman he has sworn to marry.
The result is a clash of ancient forces and alien alliances hell-bent on amassing control through their technology and cross-breeding. Suspenseful, vibrant, and gripping, Ambrosia’s story of intrigue, danger and betrayal stretches beyond the realm of the paranormal. Will she and Niven outsmart his secretive super-race and live to tell the tale? Or will both crumble under the weight of a mighty darkness?