Close Your Eyes (A Private Investigator Mystery Series of Crime and Suspense, Martin Rhodes #1) (FREE!)
Martin Rhodes could not believe he was living the life of a vagabond. He had no money and no home. He was once a respected homicide detective for the Newport Police Department, but one single action had turned his life upside down. He had gone from catching criminals to becoming one. He had spent ten years in prison for murder.
FROM THOMAS FINCHAM, THE NEW VOICE IN THE CRIME AND SUSPENSE GENRE, COMES A HERO UNLIKE ANY IN FICTION.
Martin Rhodes is a former police detective who spent years in prison for murder. He is flawed but honorable. He always gets his man…
Gritty, fast-paced, and utterly suspenseful. You will stay up all night to finish it!
A serial killer is leaving dismembered bodies on trains for passengers to find and he will stop at nothing to get his message across.
Former Detective Martin Rhodes spent ten years in prison for murder. After traveling from town to town in search of employment,he arrives in the City of Bridgeton. Rhodes hopes to re-start his life and to leave his past behind him. Special Agent Jo Pullinger is searching for a man who killed her father over twenty years ago. Jo is suffering from a heart condition which she hides from the world. A series of dead bodies on the trains lead Rhodes and Jo to end up searching for the same person.
Mackenzie Sutherland is shrouded in black at her most recent late husband’s funeral. Just get through this, she tells herself. Then on to a family meeting regarding the deceased’s will—which was recently altered to leave his three grown children with a paltry share of his multi-million dollar grocery enterprise. Mackenzie’s not-so despondent face might tell more observant onlookers she’s not exactly your typical grieving widow—but then, no one can see through her veil. This is by design. Alluring and dangerously attractive, she’s been down this road before.
Three times, in fact. In Dennis Carstens’ FIFTH hard-boiled legal thriller, we meet the classic black widow. All of Mackenzie’s late husbands were millionaires. Each died suddenly and quite mysteriously of massive heart attacks (in spite of no history of heart trouble). And each left their children with nothing—and their young, beautiful bride (of about a year or so) with millions.
No one can resist Mackenzie’s charm. Not her current family attorney, not even sharp, successful lawyer Marc Kadella—who considered Mac his first childhood crush and just happens to run into her at their high school reunion (at which both parties are conveniently minus a plus-one).
After every death, Mackenzie’s stepchildren balk at the measly inheritance left by their fathers. And every time, they vow to get their due—with no consequence. But this time is different. The Sutherland family suspects foul play, and might even have cause to bring their evil stepmother to court (thanks to a quick exhumation and toxic analysis).
If only they can keep themselves alive long enough to get that far…
Carstens’ thought-provoking legal thriller is ripe with the kind of perplexing ethical dilemma and crisp, realistic courtroom jargon fans of the genre adore—with a jarring dose of twists and turns to keep the pages turning. Personal Justice merges the fabled tale of a wicked black widow with a smart, blood-boiling legal romp. And we promise: you’ll never guess the ending.
Fans of lawyer mysteries, especially the action-packed ones and those heavy on courtroom drama with a twist, are in for a treat– even Perry Mason’s got nothing on Marc Kadella.
Dark Wing (SAVE 75%)
Colonel Matt Pontowski and his top-notch wing are thrust into the fiery heart of civil-war-torn China in Richard Herman’s gripping technothriller, Dark Wing.
Now in command of the 303rd Fighter Squadron, Colonel Matt Pontowski, grandson of a former U.S. President, attempts to boost the morale of his pilots who know their killer A-10 Warthog aircraft are due to be phased out.
When trouble erupts in Hong Kong and southern China, his wing volunteers for a dangerous undercover mission against the world’s most feared and volatile super-power. A massacre is looming and millions of innocent people are at risk. Pontowski and his volunteers are now reluctant to withdraw, despite orders, as they initiate their own plans to overthrow the brutal regime that has been gaining power.
Meanwhile back in Washington, National Security Advisor Bill Carroll, Asia specialist Mazie Kamigami and assistant Wentworth Hazelton fight to ensure plans go accordingly. Mazie is stunned when the conflict brings her closer to her estranged father Victor Kamigami and his lover Jin Chu, an ethereal young fortune teller.
The fate of Hong Kong — and the survival of the squadron — depends upon the flying skills of all the ace pilots, including the beautiful Denise ‘Skeeter’ Ashton. Along with the ‘Junkyard Dogs’ they exploit the situation to achieve what they now know has to be done.
Pontowski knows the presence of the pilots is resented and there are those whose cruel ambition will stop at nothing to remove them, when faced with assassination he is not surprised but he never imagines who else is at risk…
Eventually revenge drives him to finish what he started…
Praise for Richard Herman
‘A really fast- moving air force adventure story, with some superb action scenes which glue you to your seat’ – Bookseller
‘This is the sharp end, with vivid descriptions of air combat, the smell of hot oil and fear’ – The Times
‘Gripping story… service politics, aerial combat and sharply drawn characterisation combine to make a first-rate action novel’ – Yorkshire Evening Post
‘Truly edge-of-the-seat exciting’- Manchester Guardian
‘full of colour and character’ – Dale Brown, author of Flight of the Old Dog
‘Richard Herman Jnr — himself a former pilot with 200 combat missions under his belt — spins a superb web of tension’ – Oxford Times
Richard Herman retired from the US Air Force in 1983 with the rank of Major after serving for twenty- one years. He has flown over 200 combat missions himself and was stationed in Vietnam, West Germany and Great Britain. He has flown the F-4 and C-130 and received five medals, including the Bronze Star. He and his English-born wife now live in Fair Oaks, California.