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You may think you know John Dempsey, but not like this! In SCARS, Tier One fans get a rare glimpse into Dempsey’s past when he was Jack Kemper, a young Navy SEAL operating in Iraq. Discover the story of Dempsey’s first encounter with Mahmood Bin Jabbar (the villain in WAR SHADOWS) and learn how Dempsey got his iconic serpentine scar.
With SCARS, Andrews & Wilson are launching the first installment in a new series of novellas called TIER ONE ORIGINS. Each short features a different Tier One character during a pivotal event in their past before joining Task Force Ember.
The Last Insurgent (paid link)
He is a ghost. A man who travels the globe selling his bomb-making skills to the highest bidder and one of the last holdouts from the Irish Troubles of the 1990’s. Danny McCaffrey offers his talents to Iran who has developed a new bio-weapon. Their long-term goal: To disrupt the governments of Western Europe, Israel and the United States.
When the NSA intercepts an international call hinting at a meeting for this new endeavor, ex-Marine Sniper and clandestine CIA operative Michael Wolfe is sent to intercept him. When he fails to stop the ex-IRA terrorist in Mexico, he and his equally deadly ex-Mossad wife, Nadia are tasked with finding McCaffrey.
When down on her luck Jessica Beam is sold out by her best friend and thrown out of her home, the only person she can turn to is her long lost grandmother Matilda.
But life isn’t so hot for Matilda either. The acclaimed etiquette books she wrote in her youth are no longer selling, her mortgage repayments are gigantic and now her disheveled granddaughter has turned up out of the blue, asking for help.
In an attempt to get a new book deal and make some much needed money, Jess and Matilda decide to band together and use Matilda’s old etiquette guides to teach messy, unpolished Jess how to become the ultimate demure lady.
The Nightcap Strangler…
He terrorized a small Vermont town 16 years ago and recently died in prison. Not a single murder in all that time. Until now. Rookie cop Bryan Kendal’s lover is dead in his bed. Strangled. Nightcap’s signature shot glass on the nightstand.
On the opposite coast…
Bryan’s high school girlfriend Dawn knows she’s the only one who can help him. But it will mean facing Bryan for the first time, five years after running away without a word. Worse, it’ll mean facing the demons that chased her across the country to begin with.
Convoy of War (John Mason Kemp Thriller Book 1) (paid link)
In the Royal Navy decisions made in a split second can be the difference between life or death…
In the early stages of the Battle of the Atlantic, a vital convoy of ships leaves war-torn Britain. They’re bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia, seeking much-needed supplies — armour, ammunition, foodstuffs — as well as Canadian troops to reinforce the battle-weary British army. Leading the convoy is Commodore John Mason Kemp, mobilized from the liners for war service with the Royal Navy.
The commodore has weathered countless journeys at sea, but this is war. Decisions often must be made split-second and can mean lives saved or lost. Amid sudden tempests and the constant threat of German U-boat attacks, Kemp also faces the challenges of an unlikely assortment of people aboard a war-time ship.
Bonfire Bodies: A Terrifying True Crime Story: The Shocking Story of Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen (paid link)
Between 1978 and 1983, Dennis Nilsen murdered and mutilated at least 12 young men in London. Many of these young men went under the radar socially which enabled Nilsens shocking killing spree to go undetected for years. This True Crime Book lifts the lid on his sinister story.
From his early upbringing in Scotland through to his final act as a free man this story weaves its way through the darker recess of a disturbed man’s psyche and his compulsion to murder.
This book delves into the details of the killings and what triggered Nilsen to commit them. From his reliance on alcohol and his loneliness to the extraordinary reasons behind why he bathed the dead bodies and kept them in his apartment for extended periods of time.
Skin in the Game (A Cain/Harper Thriller Book 1) (paid link)
ROMeANTICALLY CHALLENGED (When in Rome Book 1) (paid link)
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop (paid link)
From the proprietors of the renowned Brooklyn shop and cafe comes the ultimate pie-baking book for a new generation of bakers.
Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that’s anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey. There is also a detailed and informative techniques section. Lavishly designed, Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book contains 90 full-color photographs by Gentl & Hyers, two of the most sought-after food photographers working today.
The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China in the twentieth century suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence—bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more—has shown a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds.
Mixing colorful portraits with news on the latest fossil findings and interviews with leading paleontologists in the United States, China, Europe, and Australia, John Pickrell explains and details dinosaurs’ development of flight. This special capacity introduced a whole new range of abilities for the animals and helped them survive a mass extinction, when thousands of other dinosaur species that once populated Earth did not.
The author of Write Through the Crisis teaches how to craft better stories and how writing can improve the writer’s mind and their life.
The Write to Happiness is a miraculous tool that helps writers change their lives in the direction they choose. With this book, author Samantha Shad teaches self-help enthusiasts and writers how to create great stories and how writing can change their life for the better, whether it is the main focal point or not. Samantha shows writers how the process for positively changing the brain and the process for writing a great story are the same.
Consumed by Hate, Redeemed by Love: How a Violent Klansman Became a Champion of Racial Reconciliation (paid link)
As an ordinary high school student in the 1960s, Tom Tarrants became deeply unsettled by the social upheaval of the era. In response, he turned for answers to extremist ideology and was soon utterly radicalized. Before long, he became involved in the reign of terror spread by Mississippi’s dreaded White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, described by the FBI as the most violent right-wing terrorist organization in America.
In 1969, while attempting to bomb the home of a Jewish leader in Meridian, Mississippi, Tom was ambushed by law enforcement and shot multiple times during a high-speed chase. Nearly dead from his wounds, he was arrested and sentenced to thirty years in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman Farm.
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