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The Ravagers Box Set: Episodes 1-3 (paid link)
In the distant future, humanity staggers as wave after wave of population decimating catastrophes push humanity near its extinction point.
A gift from the past provides them a way forward, and soon the human race is exploding its numbers, recreating civilization, generating art and commerce, and expanding its technological capabilities. The growing human civilization also bring back the concepts of war; East and West wage an eternal detente, neither side willing to attack, neither willing to announce peace.
In the midst of resounding success, a dark force conspires against humanity: the unleashing of a shockingly deadly, destructive weapon that will leave humanity on the brink of extinction once more.
When a man falls overboard and dies in the bay people have to ask if it was an accident or a calculated murder motivated by a changed inheritance? Unfaithful spouses? Revenge?
When the dead man is Sheriff’s Mike oldest friend and one of the heirs is his goddaughter, he has to find out what happened. Good thing he has Kelly and a big boxer to help him.
Fractured (paid link)
Fracturing the silence …
…it’s a battle of wills.
In the world of medical and psychological thrillers, this collection of authors is unequalled. Thirteen thrillers—written by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon bestsellers—load your Kindle with bold experience.
Medical malpractice, natural disaster, murderers and serial-killers, deviant minds on paths of destruction.
The truth cannot be hidden long.
It’s a fight for survival.
From the Dust (Ember Society Book 1) (paid link)
Life isn’t easy for Claren Greenwood. Her mother was killed by rebels, her father was exiled, and her brother has an unlucky habit of flirting with death. But Claren has a rare skill, and once the government identifies her as an Empath, she finally sees a chance for a brighter future.
Placed in a training facility closer to the Center, Claren finds herself straddling two worlds–the luxurious Leaders begging her to work for “The Greater Good,” and a wild group of rebels threatening to tear it all apart.
With the help of a mysterious, handsome Outsider and a house full of other bright-eyed Empaths, Claren must discover the truth in order to save her brother and countless other lives.
Trackers: A Novel (paid link)
City (paid link)
Love is in the air as freelance writer Jaine Austen begins a new job at the Dates of Joy matchmaking service . . .
When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she’s excited for a chance to help the lovelorn—until she realizes Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love. So it’s no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine’s Day mixer. Now, finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates . . .
The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Volume One: Whose Body?, Clouds of Witness, and Unnatural Death (paid link)
A gentleman needs hobbies. For Lord Peter Wimsey—a Great War veteran with a touch of shell shock—collecting rare books, sampling fine wines, and catching criminals help pass the time.
In Whose Body?, a dead man wearing nothing but a pince-nez is found in the bathtub of an architect’s London flat—and Wimsey encounters a bizarre puzzle.
Clouds of Witness brings Lord Wimsey to the family’s shooting lodge in Yorkshire. Humans are not meant to be targets, but Wimsey’s sister’s fiancé has been felled by a bullet—and his brother accused of the crime. The investigation will bring him into contact with a socialist agitator, a hot-tempered farmer, and a host of unseemly secrets.
Falling Angel: A Novel (paid link)
The Third Policeman: A Novel (paid link)
The Third Policeman follows a narrator who is obsessed with the work of a scientist and philosopher named de Selby (who believes that Earth is not round but sausage-shaped)—and has finally completed what he believes is the definitive text on the subject. But, broke and desperate for money to get his scholarly masterpiece published, he winds up committing robbery—and murder.
From here, this remarkably imaginative dark comedy proceeds into a world of riddles, contradictions, and questions about the nature of eternity as our narrator meets some policemen with an obsession of their own (specifically, bicycles), and engages in an extended conversation with his dead victim—and his own soul, which he nicknames Joe.
The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel (paid link)
Three Floors Up: A Novel (paid link)
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