Thrill, suspense, conspiracy, mystery, corporate corruption, and more clash in today’s top pick, The Insiders, a thriller by bestselling author Craig Hickman. The Insiders is a heart-pounding tale full of twists and turns and eye-opening revelations that will make your adrenaline rush last until the very end. It’s an alarming tale of how corrupt CEOs, secret societies, corporate deceit, domestic espionage, murder for hire, and cunning manipulation are destroying the American dream, influencing our daily lives, and reshaping global society.

craigIn addition to his novels, Craig is a prolific, award-winning author of business nonfiction books also. His books include the international bestseller Creating Excellence: Managing Corporate Culture, Strategy and Change in the New Age and its companion, The Workbook for Creating Excellence.

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The Insiders

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Craig Hickman
The Insiders

Wilson’s father, Charles Fielder, one of the richest men in the world, has just murdered two women and tried to kill himself. Or did he? Lying in a coma, Charles cannot help his only son understand the mysteries of his life nor his role in founding an exclusive club of the world’s most powerful CEOs–the ultimate insiders club with unparalleled perks. Wilson must face this cutthroat world of concealed machinations, corporate espionage, international finance, and economic conspiracy on his own–in order to uncover his father’s real agenda, expose the secret society of insiders, and fight to change the face of capitalism. That is, if he can stay alive.


The Girls From Alcyone

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Cary Caffrey
The Girls From Alcyone

Sigrid and Suko are two girls from the impoverished and crime-infested streets of 24th century Earth. Sold into slavery to save their families from financial ruin, the girls are forced to live out their lives in service to the Kimura Corporation, a prestigious mercenary clan with a lineage stretching back long before the formation of the Federated Corporations.

Known only to Kimura, the two girls share startling secret—a rare genetic structure not found in tens of millions of other girls.

But when their secret becomes known, Sigrid and Suko quickly find themselves at the center of a struggle for power. Now, hunted by men who would seek to control them, Sigrid and Suko are forced to fight for their own survival, and for the freedom of the girls from Alcyone.

Cold Fear

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals
Author: Rick Mofina
Cold Fear

In the remote, rugged corner of Montana’s Glacier National Park known as the Devil’s Grasp, little Paige Baker of San Francisco disappears with her dog, Kobee, while on a camping trip with her family; or so her mother and father have told authorities.

A multi-agency task force launches a massive search as Paige fights to survive in the wilderness. Time hammers against her and soon the nation is gripped by the life-and-death drama.

Secretly, behind the scenes, the FBI grows suspicious of Paige’s parents. Their recent history and disturbing evidence links them to a horrible secret from the past.

Trailing: A Memoir

Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Kristin Louise Duncombe
Trailing: A Memoir

Something unexpected occurs when Kristin Louise Duncombe moves to New Orleans to begin her adult life as a psychotherapist: She falls madly in love with a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor, abandons all of her plans, and follows him on a medical mission to East Africa. Faced with the dual culture shock of Kenya and life with the MSF team, Kristin struggles to craft a new existence in a context of mishap, witchcraft, and the life or death stakes of the MSF world. Just when she has managed to establish a life for herself in Nairobi, a violent carjacking catapults her into a state of acute post-traumatic stress, and her life thereafter devolves into a world of intense anxiety that permeates every aspect of her existence.

Curbchek-Reload

True Accounts > True Crime
Author: Zach Fortier, Wendy Reis
Curbchek-Reload: Curbchek's darker meaner cousin

Curbchek-Reload is the third True Crime account written by Zach Fortier. Like the two previous books, Curbchek and Streetcreds, it is based on real events that happened to Zach Fortier during a thirty year career in Law Enforcement. Curbchek-Reload is a dark account of the final years of Zach’s time spent as a cop, He is damaged and paranoid. Having survived frequent life and death battles. He is taking dangerous risks and pushing himself to the limits.

Undercover

Literature & Fiction > African American
Author: Boo Jackson, Errica Roseby
Undercover

Tyriq is a detective with the Kansas City Police Department that is known for his good looks, boyish charm, and his growing list of mistakes. His Captain is tired of covering for him, so one day he gives him an assignment that he can’t refuse; go undercover and bring down the biggest drug lord in the state; Myeisha. In the beginning, Tyriq has no problem sticking to his job and gathering information on her, but after being undercover for a while, he starts falling for her. Soon the lines become blurred and he starts to forget which side of the law that he is on.

Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist

Christian Living > Personal Growth
Author: Amanda Jenkins
Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist: Learning to Be Free

Amanda is a raging perfectionist. She begins each day with a long list. “Keep the house picked up; limit myself to two Diet Cokes; spend special time with each of the kids; work out; pray; avoid sugar; read a chapter in a book about something very important; read my Bible; call my mom.” She determines each day’s worth, and ultimately her own, by keeping track of her stats—pounds gained or lost, stuff accomplished.

That is, until God spoke into her life, waking her up to the true costs of her addiction to perfection. Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist is more than Amanda’s confession; it’s a journey of letting go of the subtle but destructive idols of her overactive inner voice and replacing them with God’s truth. Amanda hopes her journey can inspire others to let God dig in to their own lives, uncovering the subtle lies we unconsciously live by.

Real Estate: The Sustainable Investment

Investing > Introduction
Author: Glen Sweeney, John Gordon
Real Estate: The Sustainable Investment

Offers advice and stories to make the learning curve a bit less steep and measurably safer – with proven strategies for reaching long-term investment goals by including small income property in your asset allocation. Sustainable investing for sustainable living and a more secure financial future.

Reading this book could be your best investment on the path to intentional success and that decisive moment when investment dreams become investment reality.

How’s Your Family Really Doing?

Parenting & Relationships
Author: Debra MacMannis, Don MacMannis
How's Your Family Really Doing?

Now in its second edition, How’s Your Family Really Doing? draws from extensive new research to highlight ten essential keys that define successful families. Providing practical tools for families in any stage of the life cycle, it is concise, engaging, and designed for working moms and dads who are often too busy to pore through lengthier works.

Equally appropriate for families with toddlers, teens or grandparents, evaluation and change in families is aided by the input of as many participants and generations as possible. It can be used as a pre-marital tool, as preparation for the birth of a child, at a time when a child is symptomatic and the family wants to know why, at the blending of two new families, or at a break-up or a geographical move.

The Outer Edge of Heaven

Romantic Comedy > Westerns
Author: Jaclyn M. Hawkes
The Outer Edge of Heaven

Montana truly is heavenly. Especially those handsome cowboys.
Her parents want a clout wielding attorney. She just wants to teach kindergarten. When her “all-powerful” parents actually choose her future husband, -a divorce lawyer named Elroy, Charlie opts out and heads for Big Sky Country to work on a sprawling ranch in the heart of the Montana Rockies.
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