Mystery and Thrillers

There is a the Cozy Mystery Group, but I find that some books posted there do not fit in the Cozy section of mystery. This group is a place for anyone who loves to read a good mystery and/or thriller and/or action adventure book.

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My First Thriller!

I'm extremely pleased to announce that I've just released my first thriller! It's about 66% thriller, 33% romance, a big change for me! It's available at Smashwords and if you buy before the end of…Continue

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Comment by Book Buzz on Wednesday

International Suspense Novel For Review

The Fourth Rule
By Douglass Seaver
Publisher: Oak Tree Press
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-1610091565
Pages: 291
Genre: International Suspense

The Fourth Rule, an international suspense novel, is a fast-paced, literary adrenalin rush! It’s the story of a man’s struggle to keep the secret of his brother’s disappearance from the CIA.

After returning from three years as a Green Beret in Vietnam, Mark Grant vanishes. Twenty-two years later, the CIA sends two private investigators to question Matthew Grant about his brother’s disappearance. Matthew denies knowing anything, but the investigators don’t believe him. For over two decades, he has lived the fourth rule—“tell no secrets”, but now he faces a serious challenge. Jack Straw, a rogue CIA agent, orchestrates a desperate manhunt to find out what happened to Mark, while Matthew races to find out why the CIA is interested in the secret he has kept for half his life. The action escalates as the rogue agent and Matthew struggle for advantage until the agent kidnaps Matthew’s sixteen year old daughter to ransom her for information on Matthew’s brother. One night the two meet halfway across the Brooklyn Bridge (the book cover) to exchange information on where Matthew’s daughter is held and the location of Matthew’s missing brother.

The story reaches a climax when Matthew rescues his kidnapped daughter, kills the rogue agent, and prevents a terrible wrong from the past being repeated. The question of what happened to Mark Grant remains unanswered until the last paragraph in the book, when the secret is revealed to the reader, but not to any of the characters in the book. Thus, Matthew lives up to the fourth rule—“tell no secrets”.

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Douglass Seaver
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Comment by Mk - on Wednesday

Madam President by White House Communications Director Nicolle Wallace

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Comment by Sage's Blog Tours on May 22, 2015 at 1:15pm

Today's Review of The Experiment of Dreams by Brandon Zenner, posted on Boundless Book Reviews

The Experiment of Dreams
By Brandon Zenner
Genre: Psychological Thriller

A shocking psychological thriller: Benjamin Walker's lifelong career of testing experimental drugs and medicines, as well as participating in fascinating sleep-related studies, has come to an end. A new and lucrative job opportunity is offered to Ben, working on a project named Lucy, a machine capable of reading and recording a person's dreams in intimate detail. All is finally going well for Ben . . . until strange dreams of a town named Drapery Falls begin to plague him, and memories once hidden begin to reveal themselves. The doctors and staff onboard team Lucy are not who Ben thinks they are, and Mr. Kalispell will stop at nothing to keep Ben's emerging memories buried for good. Ben is put on a collision course that will bring him to the brink of total insanity, and perhaps even death. At the heart of it all, Ben's worst enemy is his own mind, and he must confront his past in order to save his future. The twist and turns in The Experiment of Dreams will keep you guessing, down to the very last line.

Comment by Book Buzz on May 21, 2015 at 2:58pm

Suspenseful Mystery For Review

The Colossus
By Ranjini Iyer
Publisher: Astor + Blue
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 978-1938231858
Pages: 256
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

When diffident caterer Maxine Rosen reluctantly looks into the circumstances of her father’s alleged suicide, she finds it may be related to an ancient health tablet from India and experimental research conducted in the Nazi era.

Maxine Rosen, a demure, clumsy Chicago caterer, gets more than she bargains for when she discovers her father’s coded research document linked to health pills unearthed from the ancient Indus Valley civilization. The pills, she learns, carry frightening secrets about the true nature of her father’s death; a truth that may be more than she can bear. Enlisting the help of handsome professor Julian McIntosh, Max boomerangs across the continents to unlock the mystery of her father’s research, struggling to keep one step ahead of a powerful German pharmaceutical company who will stop at nothing to keep the disturbing document under wraps.

A perfect blend of humor, romance, and suspense, Ranjini Iyer’s debut novel throws audiences into this all-too-plausible mystery, hurling thrills and twists that will keeps readers guessing until the chilling finale.

Recent Praise For The Colossus:
"Complicated adventure tale...often imaginative novel with a well-concealed surprise ending." - Kirkus Reviews
For review copies contact:

Ranjini Iyer

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Comment by Book Buzz on May 15, 2015 at 12:32pm

Hard-Boiled Mystery For Review
Advanced Review Copies Available

The Big Bitch
By John Patrick Lang
Publisher: Coffeetown Press
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 978-1603813037
Genre: Hard-Boiled Mystery
Formats Available For Review: trade paperback ARC (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers in the U.S.), ePub, MOBI, PDF

Private Eye Jackson "Doc" Holiday investigates fraud, a crime he knows intimately. He was once a respected and successful mortgage banker who laundered more than 100 million dollars in dirty money. Although never convicted, he has been blackballed from banking.

After his drinking buddy, a Catholic priest named Jesus Cortez, is shot dead in the driveway of Doc's Berkeley home, he sets out to find his killer. The case takes him in search of an old confederate in Portland, where he begins to suspect that the murder of Jesus is connected to a money laundering scheme suspiciously similar to Doc's own. As Doc delves in further, he crosses swords with a scheming matriarch, a bent cop, a femme fatale, and a master criminal. Whoever's at the bottom of this business has already killed and is facing "The Big Bitch," or life in prison. And they're not afraid to kill again.

Book 1 in the Jackson "Doc" Holiday Mystery series.

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Coffeetown Press

Comment by Book Buzz on May 15, 2015 at 10:01am

Action Adventure Thriller For Review

The Ice Cap and the Rift
By Marshall Chamberlain
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-1500511999
Genre: Action-Adventure, Thriller
Formats Available For Review: pdf, epub, mobi (Kindle)

A Comboquake rakes across the submerged twenty-five hundred mile ribbon of the Atlantic Ridge, threatening disaster on three continents. At the north end of the Ridge, a fifteen-mile long rift tears into Iceland’s largest ice cap, spewing a curtain of steam five hundred feet in the air. Advanced satellite imagery reveals the dissection of a large cavern eleven hundred feet down the ragged crevasse, containing objects and structures frozen in the ice that shouldn’t be there.

The UN’s Institute for the Study of Unusual Phenomena (ISUP) and its new director, John Henry Morgan, geologist, ex-marine, are cast into the aftermath of the largest single shift ever recorded in the Earth’s crust and the strange anomalies left in its wake.

When it’s discovered the cavern was occupied 180,000 years ago and contains a perfectly preserved hi-tech habitat and a travel machine, ISUP’s benign scientific expedition to study the origin and contents of the cavern turns chaotic.

Ferreting out the existence and significance of the discoveries, nations and terrorists mount sophisticated operations to acquire technological treasures for their own purposes.

The ISUP organization finds itself at the convergence of clandestine assault from several fronts. Acts of deceit and violence cascade into escalating brutality. Lives are expendable, a scenario that has plagued the human race throughout the chronicles of time.

Frantic action streams across the globe, crossing oceans and air lanes: Prague; London; New York; Washington, D.C.; Libya; France; Spain; Iceland; China. As factions grapple for power, survival of the ISUP scientists lies in their choices of whom to trust, how to utilize mysterious new technologies, and whether to seek assistance from an esoteric source claiming domicile in the Pleiades, a star cluster of the Taurus constellation.

For review copies contact:

Marshall Chamberlain

Comment by Book Buzz on May 15, 2015 at 9:43am

Action-Adventure Thriller For Review

The Mountain Place of Knowledge
By Marshall Chamberlain
ISBN: 978-1493554355
Genre: Action Adventure, Thriller
Formats Available For Review: pdf, epub, mobi(Kindle)

Tense, driving thriller reminiscent of the Indian Jones books. Marshall Chamberlain gives us a raging adventure into plausible reality.
The burial chamber of a revered Mayan sorceress is uncovered atop a sacrificial pyramid at the Caracol ruins in western Belize. Translation of ancient metallic scrolls and a 1100-year-old codex found in the chamber reveal the existence of a secret entrance to the inside of a mountain. The scrolls refer to the interior as Trinium, the Place of Knowledge, and explain its creation by an advanced civilization.

For review copies contact:

Marshall Chamberlain

Comment by Mk - on May 9, 2015 at 11:07am

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