Ebook Review: Glossolalia

Glossolalia_Cover_for_KindleGlossolalia by Tantra Bensko

SPIES AND POLITICS – CONSPIRACIES/ASSASSINATIONS … No one but her uncle will hire Nancy, considering her habit of snapping out of amnesiac fugues, wondering how she got her bruises and the scent of men’s cologne. When she sees a crime of poison in progress at her uncle’s pesticide company, she chases the truck carrying away the chemical legally deemed too toxic to use or to dump. Her pursuit leads to more earthshaking discoveries than she’d imagined, in a convoluted world of international political intrigue and assassination, dark romance, esoteric occult rituals based on an Elizabethan spy code and CIA practices.

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Ebook Review: Two Wrongs

two_wrongs_coverTwo Wrongs by Frank Westworth

TWO WRONGS starts with great sex: ends in sudden death. US Navy SEAL Stretch McCann believes he’s met the girl of his dreams. Trouble is, she’s married to someone else; another military man not inclined to suffer rivals lightly. When she’s involved in a crippling car crash, Stretch loses much more than just a lover. He and she have been mightily wronged.
Enter an altogether unusual Englishman, JJ Stoner, covert investigator and occasional assassin. Stoner offers Stretch an opportunity for action. Can Stretch set things straight, no matter what the cost? And why, exactly, have the FBI taken a sudden interest in Stoner?

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Ebook Review: Flash Crash


In the electrifying technothriller and heist mystery, Flash Crash . . .

David Belov, a quant programmer working for an investment bank in New York, is blackmailed into writing an algorithm that will intentionally crash the gold market.

David discovers that his virtual “Flash Crash” was simply a required stepping stone towards the largest physical gold robbery in history, and that’s he’s been framed for the resulting chaos, the lives of his beloved wife and son on the balance . . .

With Detective Jake Rivett and the NYPD’s finest operators from the Major Crimes Division actively seeking to locate and arrest David, and other, darker elements nipping at his heels, David is forced to confront his own past in order to have a future.

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Ebook Review: The Perfectionist

coverperfectionistok2The Perfectionist 
by Simon Duke

Iowa, 1988. An unidentified severed head is found rotting in a corn field. Confronted with this gruesome discovery, Gerry Stokes – an arrogant and obnoxious newspaper reporter – agrees to cover up the affair. But the truth can’t be concealed forever.

More than twenty years later, Stokes must finally atone for his errors as the past returns with a vengeance. Forced into an investigation to discover what happened all those years ago, he stumbles upon a sordid truth: the victim is one of many; people seemingly chosen at random across America by a serial killer at large for more than two decades; a killer with a unique and horrific modus operandi who’s flown under the radar. Still at large the killer seeks to achieve artistic perfection in his methods of execution. He is “The Perfectionist”.

While tracking the killer under the cloak of FBI suspicion, Stokes sets himself an ambitious target and potential path to fame: write a book that leads the police to the killer, a first in the history of publishing.

The stakes are high and the pressure is on. Stokes is in the race of his life to discover The Perfectionist’s identity and publish his bestseller, while forced to bend the notion of what is ethically right.

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Ebook Review: Aquarius Rising

Aquarius RisingAquarius Rising by Christopher John Chater

Is it time to create a new civilization…?

While the elite use ancient building techniques and sacred science to maintain their power over the masses, the rest of us toil away in ignorance, brutality, and poverty. A company called Atlantis Revisited wants to change that. Their goal is a complete paradigm shift: end the petrol dollar, bring ancient science out into the open, and provide free, inexhaustible energy to the world.

When out-of-work architect Nick Fellows is contacted by the mysterious company, Atlantis Revisited, he hopes this will finally be his chance to use his knowledge of sacred architecture. But soon after the first interview with the company’s beautiful recruiter, Lisa, both of their lives are put in danger. Hunted by a cold-blooded psychopath, falsely made into terrorists by the mainstream media, and barely surviving a drone attack by a shadow government, Nick and Lisa travel the globe in search of their only refuge, a place called Aquarius–and Aquarius is rising.

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Ebook Review: The Vanishing

the-vanishingThe Vanishing by David J. Delaney

Detective Dean Cornell is investigating the murder of a young woman when he and his partner stumble across a second brutal murder.

Hunting for the killer through the streets of Sydney he discovers another young girl has vanished, leaving a distraught father holding onto whatever hope he can.

Dean and the detectives of Sydney homicide desperately try to unfold the mystery of the dead and the missing.

Can they find the killer before another life is lost?

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Ebook Review: Free Money

Free_Money_coverFree Money by Barry Vass

Jimmy Spencer, a floorman at a major Las Vegas casino, receives a phone call from an old friend about a sure-fire gambling system he’s developed called “Free Money.”

After a quick visit and tutoring from his friend, Jimmy returns to Vegas and begins dabbling in the Free Money System.

And he wins. Hundreds of dollars at first, then thousands, then tens of thousands. The potential for vast amounts of “Free Money” seems palpable.

But nothing is ever free. As he wins more and more money, Jimmy feels himself being stalked by various underworld thugs and terrorists. His old friend ends up dead.

Surrounded by FBI agents and ultimately pressured to go into the Witness Protection Program, Jimmy realizes that he has to find a way out of the system.

And the chase is on…

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Ebook Review: Imago

Imago_coverImago by Jack Reyn

An ancient legend. A deadly race.

The clouds of war gather over a world bitterly divided by science and religion. As steam locomotives thunder past the temples of Norse gods, and religious extremists terrorise the industrial powers of Europe, three very different people are pulled into a sinister conspiracy.

For Julian Harvey, a government agent tasked with controlling religion, a simple murder investigation becomes a fight for his life against a dark cult that threatens to plunge Europe into chaos.

For Freyja Barrett, a bounty hunter for hire, a secret breathed by a dying priest leads to a race against time to find an ancient relic of legendary power.

And for Zoe Rousseau, a devout believer, her preparation for initiation into an underground cult becomes a test more lethal than anything she could have imagined.

In a world where ancient pagan religion flourishes in an age of rationalism, all three will find their deepest beliefs under attack in a desperate struggle for survival.

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Ebook Review: The Memory Box

The_Memory_Box_coverThe Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello

What would you do if you searched your own past and uncovered something shocking?

In this gripping marriage thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She’s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to Google her maiden name—which none of the others know.

The hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline’s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her sister, JD? That’s absurd. With every click, the revelations grow more alarming. They can’t be right. She’d know. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia—upending her blissful family life—desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they’re true.

The disturbing underpinnings of The Memory Box expose a story of deceit, misconceptions, and an obsession for control. With its twists, taut pacing, and psychological tenor, Natiello’s page-turning suspense cautions:
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Ebook Review: Kill With a Borrowed Knife

Kill_Borrowed_Knife_coverKill With a Borrowed Knife by Michael Wreford

China, the eve of the September 11 attacks. A powerful cyber weapon is about to be released. Only one man can stop it … 

Journalist and SIS (MI6) contract agent George Quant arrives on the run in Beijing. Estranged from Karen, his Moscow-based handler, George is thrust into Asia’s clandestine underworld of gentleman spies, nefarious business people, and murderous Party members. With his past catching up with him, George discovers that not everyone in China can be trusted. 

At the centre of George Quant’s dilemma lie two men: investor-adventurer Pierce de Havilland, and Karen’s trusted contact known only as “Ho”. Both successful in their own right, the rivals offer diverging perspectives on China’s future. As their intentions grow clearer, George recognises that an important choice looms—adopting the life of a millionaire fugitive, or accepting the call of a higher moral imperative. 

From his initial assignment in Cambodia in the late ‘90s—between the drinks, drugs and dangerous card games—George’s high octane adventures spill across London, Moscow, and Beijing, before culminating in Hong Kong. Alarmed by Karen’s increasing demands and damaged by her unrequited love, he begins to search for a way to disentangle himself from an expanding web of deception. Continue reading