A career soldier who survived a deadly riot in Cairo, and a reclusive mythology expert from Montana, race against time to find the product of ancient myths and legends that’s cutting a bloody path across the continent.
“I was sitting at the end of the bar sipping single-malt Scotch when I spotted the tall blond woman with the large green eyes and the small gray gun.”
The next thing Jake Lassiter knows, the woman pumps three bullets into the man on the next barstool. Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer, has a new client. She’s a stunning South Beach model; the dead man is her wealthy father; and the murder case is a slam dunk for the prosecution. Or is it? When Lassiter is on your side, no case is impossible.
“Lassiter is smart, tough, funny, and very human…one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction.” – Booklist
“High suspense with innovative twists…and touches of humor that spice up the courtroom scenes.” – Chicago Tribune
“The most dangerous liaison since Sam Spade and Brigid O’Shaughnessy tangoed in ‘The Maltese Falcon.'”- Charlotte News & Observer
“Levine’s prose gets leaner, meaner, better with every book…And Jake Lassiter has a lot more charisma than Perry Mason ever did.” – Miami Herald
Travis McGee, Paul Levine has joined Scott Turow and John Grisham as the best legal thriller authors working today.” – Amazon 5-star review
“Another enjoyable, breathless thriller.”- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Enough courtroom shenanigans to please even the most stalwart John Grisham fan.”- Lansing (MI) State Journal
“‘Flesh & Bones’ is proof that the John D. MacDonald award [for Paul Levine] was well deserved.”- Detroit Free Press
This discovery leads him to elicit the help of his crazy Uncle Ulus, who is not so crazy after all, and it leads him to the lovely Cassandra. She’s not just beautiful, pretty and kind, but there’s something “magical” about her, too. Throw in some intergalactic bad guys with superpowers, an underground shelter, and the metamorphosis that’s happening with Joe every time he places his hands or eyes on that mysterious box, and buckle up for the ride of the twenty-first century….
One snowy evening, a stranger with a horribly scarred face stomps on the porch of Stella Hunter’s house, holding her latest book of myths and legends. He points to the bloody fingerprints of the book’s now deceased owner, marking a passage of the Peacetaker myth. When she asks how he came by the book, he tells her he took the controversial book from the lifeless hand of a traffic fatality in Cairo. And suddenly, Stella could swear that somewhere a clock started ticking down to doomsday. After all, the fate of humanity depends on whether she was right or wrong when she wrote her infamous book.
g-NAts: Another Daily Recovery Message Novella explores the lives of seven people of struggling to get clean and sober. Their stories give rise to daily messages meant to inspire, commiserate, give hope, and challenge people struggling with addiction, or even life in general. An excerpt follows:
Cat and mouse
“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” Hoodie said, smiling. “I stole Nora’s cat.”
“Is that what the kids are calling it these days?” Mike asked.
Hoodie laughed. “No! I stole her cat. You know, a cat – a grown kitten. He looked skinny and there was no food in his dish. Nora said he ran out of cat food, but she let him outside to hunt mice. I told Nora I’d take the cat, but she wanted to sell him to me. That was Saturday. Sunday morning I went to her apartment, opened the door and the cat came to me.”
“Awww,” Barb purred. “What’s the cat’s name?”
“Mouse,” Hoodie said with a chuckle. “I gave Mouse to Kitty. She just loves him.”
“So now he’s Kitty’s cat, Mouse,” Barb pointed out.
“I feel bad about stealing Mouse, but I doubt Nora will miss him. If she does, I’ll have to pay her, and I know what she’ll do with the money,” Hoodie said with a sigh.
Today I will accept doing the right thing can bring complications.
A WWII mystery based on actual events Greece and the Aegean Sea have been the stage for countless legends of war and adventure. In 1944, the Germans pledged to leave the Greek Jews in peace in exchange for a head tax. The ransom was paid but the Germans herded the Jews to the death camps just the same.
That’s when an OSS commando parachuted into occupied Greece. The soldier, a Greek himself, turned the Nazi plot on its head then disappeared with the loot.
Seventy years later, the soldier’s grandson searches for the truth, his father’s murderer, and the fabulous missing fortune bringing the decades-old mystery to an explosive conclusion.
The Nomad slaughtered his girlfriend and framed him for murder. Now, Billy Gamble, a drifter turned fugitive, will stop at nothing to find and exact his revenge on the sadistic serial killer traveling the world and sowing chaos wherever he goes. His search for the nomad will take Billy to the exotic islands of Thailand, the old colonial towns of Malaysia and into the darkest jungles of Borneo. But the real question is… who is hunting whom and why? To find the answers, Billy must delve into the mind of a madman and question his own sanity.
“This Green Beret-turned-novelist is a powerful new voice in fiction.” – New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer
“A high-speed, low-drag thriller from a new author you ought to know.” – Tim Tigner, international bestselling author of Pushing Brilliance
Welcome to the war.
David Rivers returns from combat to find the silence of peace deafening. Escaping into the thrill of BASE jumping keeps a darkness growing within him at bay, until a discharge from military service pushes him over the edge.
After brutally settling his final score, David is confronted by three men who emerge from the shadows, having watched unseen as he committed ruthless, cold-blooded murder.
Now, they want him to do it again.
David undertakes the single most dangerous assignment of his life, earning admission into the dark underworld of ex-special operators for hire and plunging headlong into a new war, where victory is defined by profit and the rules are set by the highest bidder.
But as the stakes–and the payoff–continue to rise, his pursuit of the impossible is turning into a battle for survival, and David must confront the growing realization that his greatest enemy may not be within after all.
Jais, the debut novel by Jason Kasper, is the first book in the David Rivers Series.
Ever since his father’s death, James Hyde’s dream has been to become a CIA field operative. Sadly though, he just doesn’t have the nerves to make it in the stressful world of cloak and dagger.
After years stuck behind a desk, James is given a chance to help the CIA flush out a mole leaking intel to the Russians – a dream come true! But things turn nightmarish when his team is betrayed on the streets of London, leaving him the sole survivor. Now on the run and assumed to be the mole, James must get to the bottom of his betrayal, while fighting against an anxiety deep within him that might not be his nerves…
Sophia Donovan had it all: a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, a successful career at a high-profile celebrity magazine, amazing friends – and she was married to one of the hottest Hollywood Directors of their time. Things between her and her husband Marcus weren’t perfect but after 11 years, what marriage was? But if the secrets that lay behind the walls of the Donovan home were ever exposed life would never be the same for anyone.
When an unexpected visitor from Sophia’s past shows up, it forces her to come to terms with her suspicions. As she unravels the truth about the people closest to her, it quickly becomes clear that fighting to save her marriage won’t be nearly as important as fighting to save her life.