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The Lost Ark (affiliate link)
In a forgotten bar in eastern Turkey, ex-National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired by Faye Roberts to find her missing father…an eccentric professor who disappeared searching for Noah’s Ark.
With the mountain closed to all tourists, climbers and expeditions, the two have to sneak their way past determined soldiers.
Once on the mountain, the danger only intensifies. From rock slides to avalanches, it’s almost as if the mountain itself is offended by their presence.
The search continues. Higher and higher they climb, following well-known paths…and even forging new ones.
But the two searchers are not quite prepared for what they are about to find—a secret stronghold for unleashing hell on earth.
The Lieutenant Harrington Series, Books 1-3 (affiliate link)
Wrath – LT Harrington Series, Book 1
In this tightly plotted thriller, Miami cop Nash Harrington realizes one horrific crime of passion is the beginning of a spree. A misogynistic killer is targeting every woman he believes has wronged him… including one who Harrington loves.
Beset – LT Harrington Series, Book 2
When a spring breaker is found with his head all but removed along the side of a posh Miami Beach hotel, Lieutenant Nash Harrington is tasked with tracking down the person responsible.
Vestige – LT Harrington Series, Book 3
A master killer is hunting on Miami’s streets, and he’s taking trophies from the bodies he leaves behind.
The Catherine Kimbridge Chronicles #1, Inception (affiliate link)
Steal My Heart: Against All Odds #1 (affiliate link)
Clark is what she needs, but Walker is what she wants…
Armed with a checklist and a solid understanding of the kind of partner she needs, Cara Larkin has waited patiently for Mr. Right to come along. Everything else is on track—she’s about to make partner at her firm, she owns a condo in Hollywood, and she’s got the very best friends ever.
But while she was waiting for Mr. Right, Cara found a Mr. Perfect For Now. Their friends-with-benefits arrangement is everything she could want … for the meantime.
Walker Booth is the only thing standing in the way of building the life she always dreamed. But when Mr. Right comes along can Cara casually toss aside the best lover she’s ever had?
Clearcut (Adrian Cervantes Book 1) (affiliate link)
Adrian Cervantes’s Ranger squad was betrayed and ambushed in Iraq, sent to deliver an embezzled payoff to a man who didn’t exist. The lone survivor, Cervantes went AWOL, returning to the States to distribute his purloined cash to the families of his squad.
But it’s not as simple as leaving a check in the mailbox. Every family he visits has their own troubles. Law enforcement hunts him at every turn. And Cervantes’s need to see justice done earns him plenty of enemies.
Cervantes’s first stop is the fading lumber town of Cullinan, WA. His plans to visit the Quinones family are complicated by the death of the father and the suspicions of the widow. Teaming up with a local lawyer, Cervantes uncovers enough questions to cast doubt that the father’s death was a drunken accident.
One is Evil (A Bobby Greco Thriller Book 1) (affiliate link)
A wealthy and influential woman whose life is about to be torn apart has only one hope – a disgraced homicide cop. Bobby Greco, set up by dirty cops and thrown off the Orlando force, takes a job investigating insurance fraud. His involvement in a high profile case means no one around him is safe – not even his ex-wife and kids.
Bobby uncovers a secret that threatens someone at the top of the American political system, and as they scramble to protect the country from the fallout, the real endgame becomes clear. Dangerous military technology is at risk of getting into the wrong hands.From the halls of power in Washington DC to the frozen wastelands of Siberia, the chase is on – and the clock is ticking.
The Good Lord Bird: A Novel (affiliate link)
Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1856–a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces–when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry’s master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town–along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good luck charm.
Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventually Brown sweeps him into the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859–one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.
The Children of Jocasta (affiliate link)
Thebes is a city in mourning, still reeling from a devastating plague that invaded every home and left the survivors devastated and fearful. This is the Thebes that Jocasta has known her entire life, a city ruled by a king—her husband-to-be.
Jocasta struggles through this miserable marriage until she is unexpectedly widowed. Now free to choose her next husband, she selects the handsome, youthful Oedipus. When whispers emerge of an unbearable scandal, the very society that once lent Jocasta its support seems determined to destroy her.
Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me (affiliate link)
Karen Knotts tells the full story of her father, Don Knotts
Much has been written about Don Knotts’s career, especially about his iconic role as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, but personal views into the man himself are few and far between. In Tied Up in Knotts, a loving daughter provides a full-life narrative of her father: Don’s difficult childhood in an abusive home, his escape into comedic performance, becoming a household name, his growth as a feature film actor, his failing health, and his family life throughout, leading to touching and hilarious moments that will make the reader laugh and cry.
Out of the Dark (affiliate link)
When she was a child, Jade’s mother took her away from her father and into the cultish world of the People of Joy. Then her mother died, and Jade was subjected to years of horrific abuse by cult members before she finally escaped. Now Jade is on the run—because the People of Joy will stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe. Living on the streets and always on the move, Jade turns to art for salvation and survival.
When Sam Cochrane spots a painting of his vanished wife, he knows the artist can lead him to the girl he’s never stopped searching for—his long-lost daughter, Jade. He hires friend and ex-cop Luke Kelly to help find her. Soon Jade and her father are reunited, but as Luke and Jade grow closer, the news of her miraculous return puts them in grave danger . . .
Settling the Wind: A Frontier Historic Colorado Story (affiliate link)
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