The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Police:
Blood is thicker than oil--until murder is involved.
Fenway Stevenson doesn't want to return to the coastal town where her estranged father is practically king. But the death of her mother draws her back home--and the murder of the county coroner draws her into a deepening conspiracy. As the body count rises and all signs seem to point toward her father's oil company, will Fenway uncover the truth before family bonds become deadly?
‘Matt shivered at the odd mix of images. It was almost as if they had the copper’s nightmare to deal with - a child’s murder. Except this was no innocent child but a young woman, he would guess around twenty-two and with everything to live for. Though it was obvious she was a woman, the bows in her hair, her pink party dress and white ankle socks said she was a little girl.’
Detective Inspector Matt Turrell returns from honeymoon to face the most bizarre and dangerous case of his career after the body of a woman is found at a luxury spa near Stratford-upon-Avon. However, struggling within the confines of his new marriage, and haunted by a past mistake, Matt finds it difficult to concentrate.
Killer, Clive Draper, is a clever, ambiguous character whose motives and personality is not beyond empathy. Empowered by his first kill, Clive uses his charm to draw further victims into his net. Seeing Matt as his mortal enemy, he uses his charisma to lure Matt’s new wife into his snare.
With the danger coming ever closer to home, Matt finds himself drawn into a deadly duel, where he must put his own life on the line and where the stakes have never been higher.
Urge to Kill is the first in a series of novels featuring DI Matt Turrell of the Warwickshire Police. It is a rich psychological thriller with great character development of both the detective and the serial killer. The reader quickly becomes engaged in the epic battle between the two men. The book is set within the historic district of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Lies and misdirection rule Fiona's game.
Fiona O’Dell is a clever manipulator. But is she a dangerous sociopath? On the run, Fiona is last seen leaving a shady motel room where the police find one man murdered, another clinging to life. Is this grizzly crime scene a BDSM encounter gone wrong? Or does it relate to a company’s data breach where all three are employed?
In a race to find Fiona, Lee Stone, a private security expert, and Belle Hugh, an NYPD police detective, quickly trace her steps across four states. They are shocked to find a trail of men from Fiona’s past being murdered, leaving no clues why someone is on this killing spree.
Secrets are revealed, and there is only one conclusion: Fiona controls the game. Can they find her in time to prevent more murders?
Sex. Power. Murder.
Dr. Gabriel Blackwell is a brilliant thoracic surgeon who has a secret, a dark secret. Married to a high-powered attorney with family money and a need to control him, caused a crack in their marriage and growing hatred between them. To the world, their lives are loving and glamorous, but within their four walls, unbearable.
When a lover turns up dead, the police come asking questions of Dr. Blackwell and he has no answers. Whispers about a scandalous sex club surface. How many other lovers are there? Are any of them safe? How far would he go to protect his reputation? Is this man a sociopath who can kill without remorse?
Vengeance. Assassination. Duplicity. The Perfect Murder.
Melinda Martin, an art restorer, is found murdered in her quiet suburban home. Garroted. A brutal crime meant to send a serious message. The mysterious painting in her possession, believed to be a five-hundred-year-old Botticelli, has vanished.
First a person of interest, her ex-husband, Samuel Martin, soon becomes law enforcement’s prime suspect. He had the opportunity to remove the painting before calling for help, and he acted strangely cold after the fact.
The man has secrets and lots of them. Uncovering Mr. Martin’s murky past will probably reveal his true ties to the painting. Does something from Samuel Martin’s clandestine past put him in the cross-hairs of an assassin sent to retrieve the painting? Can he escape a foregone conclusion of guilt?
A top police investigative unit breaks an illegal gambling operation in the context of rampant police corruption and drug-fuelled gangster violence in the city. Lead detective Jeremy Ryder is a physically powerful, quiet and meticulous investigator. His partner Navi Pillay is a small and exceptionally strong Tamil martial arts instructor, and she provides the speed and physical power to complement Ryder's incisive sleuthing abilities. Together with their other detective colleagues Ryder and Pillay crack open two interwoven criminal operations. There are two key villains. One is a corrupt murderous senior police officer at the heart of the illegal gambling operation and the other is a sinister and violent gangster dealing in drugs and murder. Each of them presides over lesser criminals and each of them controls separate domains of corruption until their paths cross in a spectacular climax.
The populace is demanding swift justice for the kidnapping and murder of a young beautiful wife. And the legal system is ready to oblige them even without evidence.
After a bitterly contested legal battle, Samantha Bennington disappears without a trace. Rumors spread like wildfire. Did Samantha finally come to her senses and abandon her sleazy husband? Or did someone mete out their own brand of vigilante justice?
When the police discover a large area of blood spatter under a freshly painted wall, the focus changes from a missing person to murder. But where is the body?
As the list of suspects narrows, the focus lands squarely on Alex Clarke, Samantha’s husband. Some label him a corrupt attorney; others brush him off as a mere opportunist. What about Samantha’s impulsive drug-addicted sister and her brother serving a sentence for fraud? Both were furious over their loss of millions in court and have more than enough reason to hate Samantha.
Revenge, jealousy, and greed are threads that bind the motive for the murder of Samantha Bennington
Criminal justice fails. The street takes over. Heinous crime. Brutal and barbaric perpetrators. Overworked police and forensics investigators. The criminal justice system stretched and unable to cope. A residential neighbourhood where vigilante justice replaces the institutions of law and order. As things fall apart, Detective 'Nights' Mashego investigates. But he carries his own dark burden...
Betrayal fueled by greed. Murder at its most malevolent.
It all began as sibling rivalry and jealousy, as so many tales of treachery do. One night, Marley Bennington, fueled by drugs and hatred, ended her sister’s life. So why then was someone else serving a life sentence for the crime?
Alex Clarke buried under a pile of circumstantial evidence confessed to his wife’s murder. Now Marley will inherit millions of dollars from her sister’s estate. But suddenly, two unforeseen obstacles block her well-executed plan. She believes her brother serving a sentence for fraud surely is no threat. But the nosy little old lady determined to bring Marley to justice, that is another story. Marley has killed twice already and cheated the justice system. What are a few more bodies?
Can Mary Cormier, a tenacious octogenarian sleuth, mete out Marley’s karmic due? Or is justice delayed, justice denied?
There are many ways to die. Plague is only one.
Work on a London tube line is halted by the discovery of an ancient plague pit and in it, a very recent corpse. A day later another body is found, also in a plague pit. This victim is linked to the Palace of Westminster, where rumours swirl around the Prime Minister and his rivals.
As the number of deaths climbs, the media stokes fear. Government assurances are disbelieved. Everyone feels threatened. This has to be resolved and fast.
A disgraced civil servant and a policeman must find the answer before Westminster closes for recess. Power, money and love curdle into a deadly brew that could bring down the Mother of Parliaments.
Time is running out. And it’s not clear what – or who – will survive.
Earth is at peace…then an alien infection changes things.
An engineer creates a revolutionary engine to launch the world's hope for salvation into distant space.
A crew of Earth’s top talent face never-before-seen adversity as they search for a cure for humanity.
Earth had achieved a semi-utopia until aliens destroyed the peace that took decades for hacker revolutionaries to build. After a bizarre robot occupation leading to all-out war, humanity was left with a deadly alien pandemic. Their possible salvation lies in a team brought together to search for a solution beyond the stars.
The mysteries of genetics and microscopic entities, along with the wonders of the future surgical scene are at the heart of their quest, with the soul coming from the vivid characters who explore them.
As their journey into deep space begins they encounter obstacles and battles of wills as they strive to survive the harsh and not-so empty space on the way to their distant goal. Together, the hand-picked team deals with technical problems, illness, personal issues, and secret elements of Earth’s warring bio-tech ideologies as they kick off their mission to save Earth.
Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, discovers the shocking reason why Tile X has befriended her. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues, with a retired Irish police superintendent becoming more involved than perhaps he should have. The Hostile Game is the third book in The Hostile series of gripping paranormal crime thrillers. Each book in this unusual series can be read as a standalone.
Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
Four hot crime thrillers in a single boxset - a series that was ranked #1 in Crime Thrillers, #2 in Assassination Thrillers, and #3 in Police Procedurals in a free promotion on Amazon in December 2018. Each volume is also separately available in paperback, on Kindle or as an audiobook. Although they each stand as independent stories, together they form an overall cohesive narrative. Detective Jeremy Ryder and his colleagues pursue heinous criminals into the depths of the criminal underworld. Readers of the individual volumes have hailed them as action-packed thrillers steeped in authenticity and plausibility, reflecting the real world of police encounters with the dark world of crime.
When Kathy Wylde sets out to take revenge on the gang of youths who kicked her son, Jack, to death, she finds herself on the wrong side of a vicious and dangerous criminal...
As Detective Inspector Matt Turrell, of the Warwickshire Police, investigates the first gang member's death, another is brutally murdered. DI Turrell and his team must move fast to protect anyone connected to Jack's murder - including Kathy.
Unaware that she is now the hunted and in grave danger, Kathy selects Harry as her next victim but soon finds herself growing fond of the young man. With the killer drawing close, will the unlikely pair be able to work together in an attempt to survive? Can DI Turrell stop the killer before he strikes again? Or will he have to sacrifice himself to save them?
Echoes of Justice is the second in the series of novels featuring DI Matt Turrell of the Warwickshire Police. It is a psychological thriller/police procedural set in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.
After shooting and killing his nephew, a gunman runs wild in a London park. What drives Edward to commit such heinous acts? Who will survive yet another of his moments of madness? The action takes place in Jersey, Cornwall, Manchester, London and other places not of this world. Set in 2015, Random Bullets is a crime thriller with a paranormal twist.
If I tell you that I was disinherited by my crazy father, you might understand why I feel a degree of sympathy for Edward. I was interviewed in February 2016 by two BBC Radio 4 producers as part of their Analysis programme on the subject of Inheritance. They’d heard that my book, Random Bullets, deals with the subject of disinheritance and its aftermath.
"Action-packed, thought-provoking, a real ride. I couldn't put it down," "crime with a twist," "An insightful look behind the many faces we wear, and how burning resentments can take you into madness and murder," "Kinetic... really zips along at a pace, I was really drawn in" are just a few of the reader reviews that Random Bullets has received.
Random Bullets is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook editions.
"The third instalment of the Roy Groves story sees Ray Green also continue his impressive evolution as an established author. This particular episode includes the usual business-like themes featured in the first two books, but with an added injection of adrenaline-pumping, thrilling adventure ... "
Chuck Kabel is on a business trip to China, visiting the factory to which his UK-based company subcontracts the manufacture of its products. He unexpectedly collapses and dies at the airport before he is able to report on his visit. When the Chinese authorities are evasive about the exact cause of death, the suspicions of his boss, Roy Groves, are raised.
Roy decides to investigate further; it soon becomes clear that there are serious financial irregularities within the Chinese company, and that dark forces are in play, intent on ensuring that these do not come to light. When Roy edges closer to uncovering the truth, he is warned off but refuses to back down, unaware that he is about to confront the Chinese Mafia, who will stop at nothing to achieve their objectives.
When his own family are targeted by his opponents, Roy embarks on a desperate battle to protect them, now well aware that if he should turn to the police their lives will be in even greater danger.
Chinese Whispers is a frightening tale of organised crime and the way in which it uses and abuses legitimate business for its own illegal purposes, relentlessly destroying the lives of anyone who stands in the way.
Holiday for The Hostile, the second book in The Hostile series, is probably even stranger than the first. It can be read as a stand-alone. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, reluctantly find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? A gripping paranormal crime thriller with a splash of horror. Available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions.
After midnight on a moonlit beach six policemen led by a top detective execute four criminals who have perpetrated the most heinous rape, mutilation and murder of a young woman. The police are unaware that there is a witness to the executions. The action that follows is set against dubious tactical, ethical and sometimes criminal choices faced by the central characters. The reader is left with a stark image of moral ambiguity as the police struggle to maintain courageous and precarious control of the crime that engulfs them, and the work of ‘plain dealing’ cops comes under scrutiny. The third book in The Ryder Quartet takes the reader on an emotional and action-packed journey through the choices made by police in their day-to-day confrontation with rampant and brutal crime in contemporary South Africa.
This sequel to the action-packed ‘Devil Dealing’ depicts the ongoing search by detectives Jeremy Ryder and Navi Pillay for the evil gangster Skhura Thabethe, dealer in stolen weapons, drugs and murder. The secondary plot shows the detectives uncovering a link between stolen weapons and the local trade in drugs. The two main plots unfold in strictly-organised chronological sequence over ten days until a climactic ending when the two narrative-lines coalesce in a spectacular confrontation between the detectives and the two main villains. Against a background of delicate emotional exchanges between victims of crime and the police, 'Gun Dealing', like its predecessor, explores the moral and ethical choices made by the detectives in their day-to-day confrontation with rampant and brutal crime in contemporary South Africa.
WINNER OF TWO INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING AWARDS!
Hank Phillips makes his living defending the right to bear arms. Privately, he doesn’t ever want to touch a gun again.
Hank is an ex-Marine whose heroism in war earned him the Medal of Honor and a high-profile job with Armed and Ready, America’s most powerful gun rights organization. He has a devoted wife and son, millions of admirers and a bright future. But what Hank values most is his relationship with God. He believes his war record has poisoned it, and he prays that God will let him atone.
One night, a confrontation with police officer LaRonda Cage brings disaster upon Hank, his family, his employer and LaRonda, an exemplary cop burdened with responsibility for her disabled father.
The consequences of this incident also sweep over David Tischner, an influential businessman whose four-year-old grandson disappears from his preschool playground. The only clue to Andy’s recovery is a mysterious ransom note left at the scene. David’s desperate efforts to rescue the boy bring him into conflict with Vern Saginaw, David’s best friend and the CEO of Armed and Ready. Events snowball until they threaten to engulf the Second Amendment itself.
Weapons of Remorse looks behind the headlines to explore the personal consequences of America’s gun violence dilemma.
Betrayal. Deceit. Murder.
Emma’s lover wants her dead. His accomplice plans to assume her life. The wheels are in motion. Tick. Tock.
There were no outward signs Emma was living with a psychopath. How could she know of his intrinsic evil or his deceptive plans? Then it happens. Jude White, a modern-day Faust, a master of deception vanishes without a trace.
A safe deposit box in her name filled with cash is discovered and her body double found brutally murdered. Her life ripped apart Emma is doing everything it takes to stay one step of her fate and deal with her dark reality.
It’s never what it seems.
A murder of a high-profile law partner on a Manhattan street should have made the front page of the news. And yet it didn’t. Drew Bradley’s murder was treated as just another senseless crime and relegated to page four of the evening edition. But what if the press had been privy to the fact that the murder was actually an assassination?
As the partners at Lannister and Stewart scramble to fill the vacuum left by Drew Bradley’s sudden death, Asia Blythe, a rising star in the firm, is offered his coveted position. But this golden opportunity that brings with it power, prestige, and unlimited financial rewards demands adherence to a code. A code of allegiance to the firm with no exceptions. Catapulted into the world of genetically enhanced designer babies and state-sponsored espionage, is Asia prepared to deal with the intrigues of a world that will threaten her life and shatter her illusions?
This white-knuckle thriller is action packed with twists and turns. A suspenseful read that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It may be read as a standalone and serves as the final installment in the series, A Conspiracy of Betrayal.Please enter manually
The sins of the father.
From the time Abigail Clarke was abandoned as a child, she never gave up hope of finding her family. She dreamed of reuniting with them and knew in her heart there must have been some plausible reason they left her shot and clinging to life on a lonely Boston Street thirty years ago. If only she could find them, they would rejoice she had not died and welcome her back into the fold.
But now, as secrets of her family past unfold, will she be able to outwit the psychopath determined to destroy every last member of her family one by one.
A fast-paced thriller that leaves you guessing until the end.
"Mediterranean Noir with a comic twist."
Roy Groves has led a colourful career in business, during which he battled with corporate politics, deception, and even vicious criminals. But now Roy has retired and he is looking forward to a quieter life. He and his wife, Donna, have bought an apartment in an exclusive development on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
He soon learns, however, that there are financial problems: the community is, in effect, bankrupt. Roy is persuaded to take on the role of president of the community, confident that, with his extensive business experience, he should easily be able to sort things out. It soon becomes clear, however, that nothing is as simple as it seems.
As he tries to come up with a rescue plan, Roy discovers that a poorly-constructed retaining wall has begun to collapse, threatening the development with a landslide. And this is just the start …
As the problems mount up, one after the other, Roy becomes entangled with an astonishingly diverse cast of characters: the devious building developer; the vengeful former President; the Russian prostitute, and her mafia minders; the deranged Middle-Eastern doctor; the devastatingly glamorous French girl who moves in next door; and many more ...
Horizontal Living is an illuminating insight into the shenanigans which pervade an ex-pat community abroad: sometimes hilarious, sometimes hard to believe, but sometimes darkly disturbing.
How do you kill a spider?
Kate O’Brien believes in the justice system. This feisty, no-nonsense attorney tirelessly works to build her reputation and career, she is on the path to being a legal star. That is until her corrupt law partner, Bill Brown, a criminal defense attorney, achieves a degree of notoriety which attracts the interest of the DEA.
When the inconceivable happens, Bill is arrested, charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking and money laundering, leaving the law firm in chaos. As Kate slowly digs her way out of the damage he has done, what she finds sends her down a dark path that could lead to her imprisonment or death. Bill has meticulously set her up to pay for his malevolent crimes. His cohorts, fearing she knows too much, have marked her for death.
Can Kate stay ahead of the FBI and unravel crimes that reach as far as China and Russia? Or will she need to assume a new identity to save her own life?
This fast-paced legal thriller which has been compared to John Grisham novels is filled with twists and turns. A suspenseful read that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It may be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the series, A Conspiracy of Betrayal.Please enter manually
The Trouble With Liam is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the life story of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. It begins with tales of his challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through the tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out, thrills of every kind, all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on.
'The woman’s cries floated down the passage and bubbled out through the front door in helpless, anguished, tortured spasms. For Ryder it was a sound that echoed down the ages. The horror of mothers from any species that might ever have lived on the planet: a parent trying to deal with the impossible. The death of her young ones: it was a sound to chill the blood.'
After three months in prison a notorious killer escapes. Detectives Jeremy Ryder and Navi Pillay are on his tail for the final showdown. The fourth volume of The Ryder Quartet contains heart-rending scenes as readers discover the kinds of trauma faced every day by victims of crime. These scenes take place against a tapestry of courage and heroism in the daily clashes between the forces of law and order on the one hand and brutal drug-fuelled crime on the other.
Rage and vengeance is born from a stolen life. A Faustian bargain ends in murders filled with malice.
Dr. Adrien Armond and Azar Abed, two treacherous people are on a collision course that could have catastrophic consequences on a global scale. As their personal revenge collides with a bio-terror plot set to crash the world’s economy, darkness will spiral into an abyss of darkness.
Azar Abed demands revenge for the life that Dr. Adrian Armond stole from her. No matter what the cost. Adrien Armond will stop at nothing to recover the massive fortune Azar Abed embezzled from him. Neither will walk away until the other is dead.
Who will kill who first? Will it be enough? To stop the bio-terror plot to destroy the world’s economy, will anyone have enough humanity left even to try?
Set against the backdrop of Washington, DC, ONE is a heart pounding-psychological thriller in a cat-and-mouse game where vengeance is the only prize. ONE can be read as a standalone, or as the conclusion to the events begun in its predecessor, TWO. ONE Rage Vengeance Murder concludes the Path of Deception and Betrayal series.
A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue? Set in Manchester, Liverpool, and Ireland. Confronting The Hostile is book 4 in The Hostile series of unusual paranormal crime thrillers.
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The Hostile Series Box Set is a collection of books 1-4 in The Hostile series of unusual contemporary British paranormal crime thrillers. Book 1 is The Hostile, Book 2 is Holiday for The Hostile, Book 3 is The Hostile Game, and Book 4 is Confronting The Hostile. This ‘refreshingly original’ series is set mainly in Manchester, Liverpool, and Ireland. Get it before it gets you.
THE TROUBLE WITH TROUBLE is a powerful erotic thriller set in a Sheffield police station. The story follows on from The Trouble With Liam but can be read as a standalone. When a forensic scientist invents a potent sexual arousal cream called Trouble, it causes huge problems for DCI Jeremy Cosgrove, his beautiful, sex-addicted liaison officer, Kate Pendleton, and two other women who also work at the station. It’s a tale of blackmail, lust, secrets, hidden identities, and murder. The Trouble With Trouble is like Line of Duty but with explicit sex.
Be warned. As with book 1 in the Trouble series, The Trouble with Trouble isn’t a book for the faint-hearted or easily shocked. I’ve written two more books in the Trouble series which can also be read as standalones. I hope to publish books 3 and 4, Trouble In Cornwall and Troubled in late 2020.
Her husband wants her locked away in a psychiatric facility. His business partner wants her dead.
Isabella Armond’s perfect life is slowly unraveling as her husband’s behavior becomes increasingly unstable. As the façade Dr. Adrien Armond has hidden behind crumbles, Isabella is forced to confront his darkest secrets. Could this respected Cardio-Thoracic surgeon be in league with a man who traffics in black-market organs?
Greed, psychopathy, and yes, even murder are terms she now associates with a man she thought she loved. The more she learns, the more she wishes she knew nothing at all.
A gripping page-turner that will hook you on page one. If you want a psychological thriller that will test the limits of your mind, this book is for you. Explore the dark side with TWO: Mind Games and Murder.
The Ryder Quartet comprises four crime thrillers. Each of them is also separately available as an independent book. In this collection they form an overall cohesive narrative. Detective Jeremy Ryder and his colleagues pursue heinous criminals into the depths of the criminal underworld. The action takes place in Durban, South Africa, but the confrontation between the forces of law and justice on the one hand and criminal machinations on the other make these four stories relevant to any major city in the world. The author's field work involved detective-guided tours through forensic analysis, to the front line of drug dealing, and into the private pain of victims of crime. Readers of the individual volumes have hailed the work as action-packed thrillers steeped in authenticity and plausibility, reflecting the real world of police encounters with the dark world of crime.
Blood calls for blood.
Near the ancient Temple of Apollo, young environmentalists protest outside an international conference. Inside, business lobbyists mingle with politicians, seeking profit and influence. Then the charismatic leader of the protest goes missing.
A body is discovered, placed like an offering to the gods. The next day a broken corpse is found at the foot of the cliffs where blasphemers were once tossed to their deaths.
As a storm closes in and strange lights are seen on the mountain, the conference is cut off. Is a killer stalking them? Or are primal forces reaching out from the past? Like the cryptic Oracle of Delphi, Cassandra Fortune must supply the answers before the conference is over. And before more die.
Justice will be done, but what kind of justice?
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