Thrillers

Thrillers

Has the need for thrills lead you to our page to download free and discounted thriller ebooks? You’ve come to the right place. Satisfy your thrill seeking bones for bestselling thrillers in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of thriller ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount. 

 

Definition of "Thriller Genre": The thriller genre is very broad and can be difficult to define.  However, the focus of a thriller ebook is typically on action, danger and suspense.  The genre can be broken into an almost infinite number of sub-genres, including action thrillers (think Clive Cussler ebooks), romance thrillers, psychological thrillers (think Psycho by Hitchcock), science fiction thrillers, and spy thrillers, just to name a few.  Common elements can include car chases, gun shoot outs, explosions, or in the case of psychological thrillers, the elements of danger can be related to the mental manipulation of characters by other characters.  It is an expansive genre, and one of the most popular at eBookHounds.

 

Some examples of the best thriller authors and ebooks of all time: Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity), Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain), John Grisham (Time to Kill), John D. MacDonald (Cape Fear); James Patterson (Kiss the Girls).  As you can see, ebooks in the thriller category vary widely in their substance, and the sub-genres can almost be considered genres of their own!

Wet Work (Duncan Hunter Thriller Book 5)

by Mark A. Hewitt

 

"…an entertaining and enjoyable read with many references to current events.” IndieReader

Law enforcement agencies have chosen to ignore rather than investigate dozens of political figures and defectors who have died under mysterious circumstances. When a Democratic National Committee staff member is murdered before the presidential election, Washington, D.C. police is also uninterested in investigating the crime.

The President is well behind in the polls. Some powerful people want assurances that the President will never take the oath of office if he unexpectedly wins.

On Election Day, the Central Intelligence Agency Director uncovers treachery at the highest levels of his organization. A rogue group of senior intelligence officers may have exposed themselves for who they really are before disappearing with a secret experimental weapon. Mounting evidence suggests the President may be in peril but the Secret Service isn’t interested in conspiracy theories or implausible weapons with impossible capabilities.

Will CIA pilot Duncan Hunter save the President from a group of assassins?

 

 
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The Manuscript: A Gripping Suspense Novel

by Nathan Hystad


Four old friends.

An unpublished manuscript.

A long-buried secret.


Jeremiah Trent works as a Seattle homicide detective. When he’s contacted by a friend from his childhood, he packs his bags and heads to a mansion in remote Colorado. As he arrives at the best-selling author’s home, Jerry can’t shake the feeling it was a mistake visiting the people from his past.

The mystery deepens when Jay offers them a chance to read his newest manuscript, one chapter at a time. When Jerry digs in, he finds the story is their own from twenty-five years ago, only with different character names and a changed setting.

Abby, Ken, Jay, and Jerry’s tale unravels, and when a body is discovered by the local Police Department, one that has been there for years, everything escalates into a shocking conclusion.

The Manuscript is a suspense thriller by Nathan Hystad, the author of The Event and Lights Over Cloud Lake.

 
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Moon Stalked (Woelfin Awakening Book 1)

by Aimee Easterling


A woelfin. A werewolf. A thief in the night.

Unlike werewolves, I shift into wolf form by wrapping myself in my pelt and falling onto four paws. It's a good life until I screw up and let my cousin's pelt be stolen. Now I'll do anything to steal it back.

Unfortunately, my first attempt to break into a gated mansion is blocked by a dangerous and enticing werewolf who fingers my pelt and offers to team up with me.

In woelfin circles, werewolves are known as the skinless. They steal pelts. They aren't to be trusted.

But murders are dogging my footsteps while my cousin fades daily. I'm willing to lose my pelt to save his life.

The first book in Aimee Easterling's new Woelfin Awakening series is full of pack, adventure, and a healthy helping of romance. Why not come along for the ride?

 
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RUN GIRL RUN (Harry Hunter Mystery Book 2)

by Willow Rose


Willow Rose’s beloved detective, Harry Hunter is back in this thrilling second installment of the bestselling series.

When a mother and her child are pulled out of the harbor in their car, the case seems pretty straightforward for Miami PD and Detective Harry Hunter.

Everything points to a murder-suicide.

They were homeless, living in their car, and the mother decided to end it all for them both by driving into the water.

But the case is not what it looks like, Detective Harry Hunter soon realizes.

Harry’s daughter is carrying devastating knowledge about their deaths, and soon she becomes the killer’s next target.

As Harry races to protect her, he is betrayed by someone he thought he knew, leaving him terrified of trusting anyone in a town filled with liars.

RUN GIRL RUN is the second book in the Harry Hunter Mystery Series.

Scroll up and grab an engulfing mystery today.

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Serenity (The Shelby Alexander Thriller Series Book 1)

by Craig A. Hart


More than 160,000 readers have been thrilled by the Shelby Alexander adventures. Continue the thrills with Serenity Stalked, book two in the series!

Hart is "one of today's master thriller writers. " - San Francisco Review of Books.

About the Series:

Shelby Alexander is an aging ex-boxer and retired fixer who moves back to the small town of his youth to settle down. He'd like to spend his golden years fishing the waters of Michigan. But you don't live life as Shelby has and not make more than a few enemies. Throughout this pulse-pounding series, Shelby faces enemies both old and new, relying on the skills he's learned over the years to stay alive and bring his own brand of vigilante justice to the bad guys. Full of blazing action, close calls, and memorable characters, the Shelby Alexander series is one you'll want to revisit again and again.

About the Book:

A bullet slams into a wall just past Shelby’s head. A drug dealer offers him $10,000 for information regarding his dead sister. The local sheriff has Shelby in his sights. It’s just another day in the small town of Serenity.

What Amazon readers are saying:

★★★★★ "A well written, action packed suspense story that draws you in and doesn't let go until you've finished the book."

★★★★★ "I read this book in one day. I don't do that any more but I couldn't put this one down."

★★★★★ "It’s one of those books that come along once in a while that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end."

★★★★★ "A roller coaster ride, filled with drama, innuendoes, twists and turns, secrets, and betrayal, and a bombshell ending that will leave you spinning."

★★★★★ "Do yourself a favor and read this book. Beware, however. You may get hooked on this series."

★★★★★ "I hate to see a good book end! And this is a good book. Hart writes so understandably and convincingly. His words paint pictures that slap you in the face, give you goosebumps, and cause you to hold your breath. I sat down with this book, and when I looked up, hours had passed."

★★★★★ "I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. If you like books with action and keeps you wanting to keep reading, then this is a must read."

★★★★★ "Best afternoon I've spent with a book in a long time."

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Darkest Fear: A Myron Bolitar Novel

by Harlan Coben


Edgar Award-winner Harlan Coben brings us his most astonishing—and deeply personal—novel yet. And it all begins when Myron Bolitar’s ex tells him he’s a father . . . of a dying thirteen-year-old boy.

Myron never saw it coming. A surprise visit from an ex-girlfriend is unsettling enough. But Emily Downing’s news brings him to his knees. Her son Jeremy is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant—from a donor who has vanished without a trace. Then comes the real shocker: The boy is Myron’s son, conceived the night before her wedding to another man.

Staggered by the news, Myron plunges into a search for the missing donor. But finding him means cracking open a dark mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and the FBI. Somewhere in the sordid mess is the donor who disappeared. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy’s true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation.

Praise for Darkest Fear

“A slam dunk . . . You race to turn the pages . . . both suspenseful and often surprisingly funny.”People

“Terrific.”Boston Globe

“A winner.”Orlando Sentinel

“Fast-paced . . . layered with both tenderness and fun . . . Coben [is] a gifted storyteller.”Denver Post

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Black Frog (Doug Bateman Mystery Book 2)

by B.D. Smith

 

2019 Maxy Awards "Best Thriller"

"Get in on the ground floor of this engrossing small-town crime thriller. Highly recommended for fans of C.J. Box and Craig Johnson." –Best Thrillers

Book two of the mystery series featuring Detective Doug Bateman and Investigator Anne Quinn.

When opponents of a planned resort development on Moosehead Lake in northern Maine start turning up dead, Detective Doug Bateman of the Maine State Police is called in. Concurrently, Investigator Anne Quinn with the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a series of bizarre assaults on women. As the parallel investigations unfold, Bateman and Quinn each find their cases becoming more complex and more disturbing.

The sexual assaults may be part of a larger pattern that has played out across the country, and the axe murders of environmentalists may not be linked to the Moosehead Lake development project. Emma Lange, a reporter renting a room above Greenville’s Black Frog Restaurant on Moosehead Lake makes life difficult for both Bateman and Quinn as they struggle to solve their respective cases while also sorting out their personal relationship.

 

 
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Found

by Erin Kinsley

 

A MISSING CHILD RETURNS. BUT WHO TOOK HIM?

* BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2019 *
* SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB PICK *

'Brilliant, utterly compelling, heart-wrenching...I was gripped and loved it.'
PETER JAMES

'An unputdownable thriller.'
ELLY GRIFFITHS

'Sensitive and moving...but with a core of pure tension' SUNDAY TIMES

When 11 year old Evan vanishes without trace, his parents are plunged into their worst nightmare.
Especially as the police, under massive pressure, have no answers. But months later Evan is unexpectedly found, frightened and refusing to speak. His loving family realise life will never be the same again.

DI Naylor knows that unless those who took Evan are caught, other children are in danger. And with Evan silent, she must race against time to find those responsible...

A gripping, heart-wrenching thriller with the emotional power of series like BROADCHURCH and THE MISSING, this is the perfect read for fans of Cara Hunter, Heidi Perks, Claire Douglas, Fiona Barton, Susan Lewis and Nuala Ellwood.

'Critics have hailed FOUND the must read crime thriller' THE SUN

'One of those rare finds - a page turner that is equally remarkable for the beauty of the writing. It will suck you in and take you on a journey' JO SPAIN

'Gripping...once started, impossible to put down!' MINETTE WALTERS

'FOUND took me on the kind of twisting journey that kept me turning the pages until the early hours.' CHRIS WHITAKER

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Readers and book bloggers are completely gripped and moved by FOUND:

'If you read one book this year make sure it's Found!' ***** Goodreads Reviewer

'Not often I finish a book in one day but I couldn't put it down.' ***** Goodreads Reviewer

'Heartfelt, traumatic ,terrifying...just an amazing read. An easy five stars' ***** Goodreads reviewer

'An amazing read...every single parent's worse nightmare but written in a truly beautiful way' ***** Goodreads reviewer

'It's a perfect book in every way...highly recommended' Short Book & Scribes

'I don't think a thriller has ever brought me to tears like this has...a stunning, compelling read.' The Bookwormery

 

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The Peacetaker Series - Books 1, 2 and 3

by Edita A. Petrick


From the US shores to London, France and Spain, death stalks Stella and Carter as they follow the Peacetaker's bloody trail....

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?

 

 
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Last Day

by Luanne Rice

 

From celebrated New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a riveting story of a seaside community shaken by a violent crime and a tragic loss.

Years ago, Beth Lathrop and her sister Kate suffered what they thought would be the worst tragedy of their lives the night both the famous painting Moonlight and their mother were taken. The detective assigned to the case, Conor Reid, swore to protect the sisters from then on.

Beth moved on, throwing herself fully into the art world, running the family gallery, and raising a beautiful daughter with her husband Pete. Kate, instead, retreated into herself and took to the skies as a pilot, always on the run. When Beth is found strangled in her home, and Moonlight goes missing again, Detective Reid can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu.

Reid immediately suspects Beth’s husband, whose affair is a poorly kept secret. He has an airtight alibi—but he also has a motive, and the evidence seems to point to him. Kate and Reid, along with the sisters’ closest childhood friends, struggle to make sense of Beth’s death, but they only find more questions: Who else would have wanted Beth dead? What’s the significance of Moonlight?

Twenty years ago, Reid vowed to protect Beth and Kate—and he’s failed. Now solving the case is turning into an obsession . . .

 

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A Twinkle in the Eyes of God: A Monk Buttman Mystery

by David William Pearce

 

Having successfully survived the Marshan affair, Monk Buttman is looking forward to nothing more than a peaceful life filled with days at the beach. However, an unexpected call from his estranged daughter, Rebekah, pulls Monk back to Virginia and back through his past, something he doesn’t want to do. But family ties run deep, and before Monk can think it through, he, Agnes, and Rebekah, find themselves on the road searching for Rebekah’s runaway husband, encountering ghosts and angels, God and love, and murder along the way.

 

 
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Memories and Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery Book 10)

by Lynn Cahoon


It’s October in South Cove, California, and the locals in the quaint resort seem to be happily pairing off in the lull before the holidays. Everyone, that is, except for Jill Gardner’s elderly aunt, who just dumped her besotted fiancé—and she won’t say why.
 
When Jill hosts a talk at Coffee, Books, and More on the topic of elder abuse, all that’s really on her mind is lunch. But the topic hits close to home when she discovers Aunt Jackie has been getting mysterious calls. Jill’s certain the caller is a con artist, of course, but her feisty aunt claims to understand this, though she’s still shaken—and Harrold’s still heartbroken. Who’s behind the scam and why was her aunt targeted? When a volunteer from the Senior Project is found murdered, Jill’s detective boyfriend is on the case—and it soon becomes clear no one is safe when a caller from beyond becomes a killer in their midst.  

Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries
 
“I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.”
Dru’s Book Musings
                                                                                                         
“Light, fun, and kept me thoroughly engaged.”
The Young Folks

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The Abduction of Patient Zero (Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian Crime Mystery Book 6)

by Owen Parr


THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
As the men around her are dropping like flies

In his sixth labyrinthine hard-boiled puzzler, NYC private eye Joey Mancuso finds himself neck-deep in a maze of a murder mystery—the kind that weaves through military secrets and international espionage—at the center of which is the woman he loves.

Despite a recent drop in New York City’s crime rate, the PI business is booming for acutely-astute investigator Joey Mancuso and his partner-in-solving-crime Father Dominic O’Brian (who happens to be his half-brother). So it’s no surprise when Mancuso is called to the scene of a particularly gruesome and utterly confounding Lower Manhattan murder one otherwise pleasant afternoon.

The vic, Oscar Stanton (name etched into his designer trousers), was gunned down in Washington Square Park in broad daylight, just after a lunchtime rendezvous with a business associate. A quick and dirty ID reveals the real Oscar Stanton was working in cybersecurities for the DOD—and, perhaps unsurprisingly, was KIA in Afghanistan. And since Mancuso’s antics tend to weave a winding yarn as intricately-connected as a satisfying Sherlock Holmes, it’s even less surprise that the imposter Stanton’s lunch date was someone recently tailed by FBI agent Marcy Martinez (who happens to be Mancuso’s wife).

When crucial evidence from the scene is found in Marcy’s car—and Marcy’s hands test positive for gunshot residue—it’s off to the races. Clearly, Mancuso deduces, she’s being framed—elementary, dear Watson. But why? At first, the signs point to her partner, Thomas Lyons. After all, she has a history of shall we say unreliable partners (i.e. murderous psychopaths). And Lyons, as luck would have it, has mysteriously gone awol—until his body is found stuffed in a janitor’s closet at a subway station.

As a complex white collar crimes case unfolds with the usual barrage of infighting between the NYPD, CIA, FBI, and military intelligence, it becomes increasingly evident that, despite personal ties to the case, Mancuso and his associates are Marcy’s only hope. They must race the clock—and a likely well-connected killer, not to mention the intelligence forces the killer certainly has in his back pocket—to catch the FBI’s missing suspect and clear Marcy—before she’s falsely accused of espionage and murder. Or goes the way of the men surrounding her.

Who will like this: It's Matt Scudder meets Father Brown. Fans of both New York PI novels and police procedurals like those by Raymond Chandler, Joseph Wambaugh, Lawrence Block, and Rex Stout — and of clerical mysteries — will love this offbeat detective team. As will devotees of the greatest detective of all time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

 
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A Cold Dark Place (Cold Justice Book 1)

by Toni Anderson


She's an FBI agent hunting her sister's killer.
He's an assassin who'll die to keep her safe.
His secret will destroy them both.


With over two-thousand 5-star reviews on Goodreads this Romantic Thriller leaves readers wanting more!

Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn't enjoy killing, but he's damn good at it.

FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the monster who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there's a vigilante operating outside the law.

When Mallory starts asking questions, Alex is ordered to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex's life threaten to destroy them both--especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target.


Start reading this award-winning Romantic Suspense series today! Winner of the New England Readers' Choice Award and the Aspen Gold. Available in digital, print, and audiobook format. From New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson.

This edition features a brand-new cover.

What readers are saying...
"Spine-tingling suspense and dangerously seductive romance!!"--Ripe For Reader
"The suspense is high and the romance is hot!"--Harlequin Junkie
"The suspense is nonstop and the romance is hot."--Avonna Loves Genres.
"I couldn't find a good stopping point so I gave up trying to sleep and got up in the middle of the night and finished the book." --The Book Nympho.
"I loved this book."--The Voracious Reader.

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Rescued By A Kiss (The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles Book 1)

by Colleen Mooney


A KISS TO KILL FOR…

In Colleen Mooney’s funny, romantic, delightfully meandering cozy mystery, you gon’ have a authentic Noo Awlins experience, dawlin’! And a wild ride into the bargain.

Brandy Alexander’s the real deal--yes, that’s her real name and she’s not even a stripper, although her best friend Julia is. Brandy still lives with her parents in the Irish Channel and she’s sort of semi kind of engaged to the boy next door, who’s—what else?—one of NOLA’s finest.

In fact, Dante, the BF, is such a thoroughgoing New Orleanian he always manages Mardi Gras parade duty on his own block. So you'd think Brandy might be a little self-conscious when a suave smoothie in one of the gentlemen’s walking clubs mesmerizes her into a big fat Mardi Gras smooch right in front of him. But not a bit. Because after all, it's Mardi Gras, and also for another good reason— “that kiss was long, slow, hot—unlike any kiss I’d ever had in my life.” She makes a date to meet Mr. Good Kiss after the parade (Yes! Right in front of Mr. Right Next Door) but –horrors--arrives just in time to see him get shot. Although fortunately not shot dead. Before he passes out, he pulls her close and whispers, “Save Isabella.”

And then, in case you aren't yet in the carnival spirit, the fun begins. You’d think a mystery that begins with an eligible man taking a bullet might be a bit dark, but Colleen Mooney has something else in mind—something like a screwball chase all over town, from Lee Circle to the Lakefront, with a stop at Charity Hospital, and finally to the French Quarter’s favorite gay dance club, at all times accompanied by Schnauzers, one of them named Geaux Cup.

Jiff, the captivating kisser, (aka Mr. Possibly Right), has enemies, of course, and, oh, by the way, he and Brandy get kidnapped, but this one’s much more about the offbeat inventive fun than the mystery. And the romance, of course. The real adventure here is swanning around town with Brandy and her crazy krewe—much of it canine and seriously cute.

New Orleans aficionados will appreciate the plethora of authentic touches, from Brandy’s family and neighborhood, to meals at Ye Olde College Inn, and the familial friendships black and white families form with each other; cozy readers will love the humor and the romance; and chick lit fans will root for plucky, soft-hearted Brandy, who never met a stray dog she didn't rescue.

Brandy may be the most unlikely of detectives, but the slapstick way she goes about it has a definite whiff of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum about it; fans of Stephanie Bond, Jana DeLeon, Joan Hess, Lisa Lutz, Sarah Strohmeyer, and Elaine Viets may also find a kindred spirit in this New Orleans dawlin’. And animal lovers will flat-out swoon

 

 
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Haunted (A Bishop/SCU Novel Book 15)

by Kay Hooper


How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren’t ready to forgive? The answer lies in this Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Hold Back the Dark.

Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for a quiet, small-town life in Sociable, Georgia. But a string of missing women in the area has left the town on edge. And then, a man is found dead right in town. There is nothing remotely ordinary about how he died, or about the prime suspect—a terrified young woman. Soon, Trinity’s investigation will yield much more than she bargained for.

A group of strangers has descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about the strange events in town. And what’s happening in Sociable is growing stranger by the minute.

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The Girl in the Manor (Emma Griffin FBI Mystery Book 3)

by A.J. Rivers


What mysteries lie behind the disturbing death of the girl in the manor?
The Girl in the Manor is the thrilling and addictive third novel in A.J. River's Emma Griffin FBI Series.

This novel will be released on February 5th, 2020.

 
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Intentional Consequences

by Charles Harris

 

Wealthy American political elites, Chinese agents and a social media exec spin a geopolitical cyber conspiracy to sweep the 2020 presidential election and restructure American democracy to single party rule.

Caught in the middle, Eva Johnson, a smart, sexy artist and tech company founder, teams with a young newspaper reporter to unravel the facts and wreak havoc on the players.

Betrayals, dirty tricks, virtual assassinations, deadly fire fights and cutting-edge technology drive the action and keep you guessing.

Chillingly real politics, technology and threats. A brilliant blend of fact and fiction.

Sexy, provocative, enlightening…a compelling read.

Packed with rich details and convincing characters you’ll love or hate. Eva Johnson just may be the most intriguing new female protagonist in years. You’ll be cheering for a sequel.

 

A tough, thought-provoking book that’s much more than a typical thriller. Beyond delivering a rocket ride that builds to a crescendo of surprises, it’s an expose of the political tactics and technologies that are challenging American democracy. The story is fiction, but the fact-setting and the underlying issues are real. Regardless of your politics, it will challenge your beliefs about social and political stereotypes and thrust you into the midst of the political, technology and social changes affecting American culture and democracy. You’ll never look at American politics or political thrillers the same way again.

If you like politics and sophisticated thrillers by authors who make you think—people like Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Ken Follett, Stieg Larsson, John le Carré and Daniel Silva—you’ll be glad you read Intentional Consequences.

 

If you read one book ahead of the 2020 election, make it Intentional Consequences!

Includes great discussion questions for book clubs.

 

About the Author

Charles Harris writes vivid real-world fiction that unleashes his characters into the emerging social, political and technological changes that are altering who we are and how we live. Fueled by years of experience as a business lawyer, professor, investment banker and CEO of publicly traded technology and financial companies, he uses meticulous research, action-packed plot twists and suspense to bring his characters and settings to life. Harris has a degree in political science from the University of Florida and a law degree from the Harvard Law School. He is the author or co-author of several books on business negotiating as well as articles on technology, banking and the law. He lives in Florida with his wife, Jeannie.

 

 
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The Third Victim: A Novel (Robin Lockwood Book 1)

by Phillip Margolin

 

"Margolin continues his return to the exceptional form of his early novels with this gripping, tightly plotted, and smoothly written legal thriller... A winner from a veteran genre author." —Booklist

The “master of heart-pounding suspense” returns with a brand new series and a USA Today bestseller The Third Victim is New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin at his very best.

A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon—tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one—two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead.

The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive and the owner, Alex Mason—a prominent local attorney—is arrested. Although he loudly insists upon his innocence, his wife’s statements about his sexual sadism and the physical evidence found at the scene, his summer home, is damning.

Regina Barrister is a legendary criminal defense attorney, known as “The Sorceress” for her courtroom victories. But she’s got a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation, and, most of all, her clients. And she’s agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of defending Alex Mason.

Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, has just left a clerkship at the Oregon Supreme Court to work for Regina Barrister. The Alex Mason trial is her first big one, a likely death penalty case, and she’s second chair to Regina. Increasingly, she’s worried her boss’s behavior and the details in the case against their client don’t quite add up.

 

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If I Had Two Lives

by A.B. Whelan


WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU FOUND OUT THAT YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS BASED ON A LIE?

Vicky Collins has a seemingly enviable life. She is a successful agent for the FBI and lives with her social media star and real estate entrepreneur boyfriend in an upscale neighborhood of San Diego.

But appearances can be deceiving.

When Vicky is recruited to an elite unit at the FBI to investigate a serial killer piggybacking on the murders of other serial killers, her life begins to spiral out of control.

To complicate things further for the young special agent, a routine background check at the FBI reveals a sibling DNA match — a brother she didn’t know existed. Determined to unravel the mysteries of her past and to find her long lost brother, Vicky retraces the boy’s footsteps through the foster care system, uncovering the abuse and neglect he suffered growing up. The secrets she unveils are more monstrous and terrifying than she ever imagined, and a new truth about her childhood threatens to consume her.

Then the Piggyback Serial Killer strikes again, but this time, Agent Collins has multiple suspects—including members of her own family.

If I Had Two Lives was inspired by a story of a young woman in a vegetative state who was sexually assaulted and impregnated by an employee of the care facility. It's an emotionally-charged and thought-provoking psychological thriller about the ripple effects of childhood experiences and our obsession in seeking the truth that will leave you wanting to research your own family history.
 

 
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