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Posted on 28 Oct 2011 13:18:47 BDT
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Posted on 28 Oct 2011 18:18:48 BDT
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Posted on 29 Oct 2011 11:55:20 BDT
Dad315 says:
I recently finished The Supernaturals, the newest work by NY Times bestselling author David Golemon. Superb haunted house tale...fresh, entertaining and creepy.

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 23:42:51 BDT
Philip Chen says:
Excerpt from Falling Star:

"Bob, can you come to my office for a minute?"

"Yes, Sir."

Lieutenant Commander Robert McHugh replaced the handset on the telephone, gathered up the documents on his desk, and put them into his metal security cabinet; making sure to roll the tumblers several times on the locks to be certain that they were secured. He then went up two flights of stairs to his boss' office. Captain Edward Mitchum was in charge of the Special Projects Office of NAVFAC, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, headquartered in Port Hueneme, California, just north of Los Angeles. The Special Projects Office was responsible for undertaking investigations of an engineering nature referred to them by other units of the U.S. Navy.

"Good morning, Sir."

"Close the door, Bob," said Mitchum as he took out a manila folder from his desk drawer. "Have a seat."

Wonder what's up, thought McHugh, as he pulled up a metal side chair.

"Two months ago, a geomagnetic surveying team encountered a strange signal during what was supposed to be a normal mapping run over the Hatteras Abyssal Plain in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Bermuda. Apparently, none of the eggheads have ever seen anything like it. It's got quite a few folks in Washington in an uproar. I don't need to tell you how sensitive that area is to our national security."

"What do they think it might be?"

"You know the usual, Bob. Some think the Russkies might have something there."

"Isn't that pretty deep?"

"Yes, but who knows what the Russians have."

"How does it involve us?"

"Apparently, someone at the Oceanographer of the Navy's office thought that NAVFAC might have some systems that could get a better handle on what is making these signals - with all our assets, that is."

"Why did it take so long to get to us," asked McHugh.

"How long have you been in the Navy?" chuckled Mitchum.


"Why the excitement? It's just an anomalous signal ... isn't it?"

"The report, which I am now handing to you, tells all about it. Apparently, it was a sharp report in an area that shouldn't have had anything like that, especially since the Hatteras Abyssal Plain in that area is pretty deep."

"Just shouldn't be there," agreed McHugh.

"What's more, less than a week following the detection of that signal, a boomer, SSBN-620, running silent in the same region was knocked around by some unknown force like it was a toy boat in a bath tub. The captain was a top-notch submariner. He had never seen anything like it."

"Those guys sure don't like to spill their coffee."

"Well, this one did. Let's run an investigation on the signal. It could be something natural, or maybe a wreck we didn't know about. I don't know what to make of the boomer incident."


"By the way, Bob, we're getting another hand in about a month or so; a young fellow from Stanford University. I'm going to assign him to you."

"I'm glad you said that, I am a bit short - handed."

Captain Mitchum nodded. The Vietnam War had depleted just about every non combatant force in the armed forces. Many of his best men had been re-assigned to Construction Battalions and shipped off to Southeast Asia. He was lucky to have held on to Bob McHugh, who was not only a superb ocean research engineer, but also had combat experience as an Underwater Demolition Team member.

McHugh had completed a tour in the South China Sea just prior to being assigned to the Special Projects Office. While there, he had received a bronze star for a particularly difficult extraction under enemy fire. The mission had been to run a river boat up the Mekong River and pickup a provincial official who had served the American forces well, but had come under the suspicion of local Communist cadres.

As McHugh's crew finished boarding the official and his family, Viet Cong opened fire from the dense brush along the shore. Two Navy corps men were still in the water. McHugh grabbed an M-1 carbine and returned fire from the stern of the vessel; drawing the enemy's attention to himself. His actions permitted the two corps men to jump aboard and the River Boat to escape, thereby allowing the safe return of all. In his usual self effacing manner, McHugh wondered aloud what an ocean research scientist was doing in a situation like that. His heroics under fire gave McHugh standing in NAVFAC, where many officers had never seen combat.

"So, do you know anything about this new guy?" asked McHugh.

"Just that he is an NROTC graduate from the University of Virginia and is completing his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. I think his name is Liu; Chinese I believe."

That was an interesting remark, since oriental officers were still a rarity in the Navy, thought McHugh. He took the manila folder from Captain Mitchum and went back to his office.


Falling Star | Print A very realistic science fiction thriller. 44 four and five star reviews on Amazon US and UK. 98,250+ words, 354 pages.

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 19:00:33 GMT
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Posted on 2 Nov 2011 18:47:26 GMT
Breaking News:


Details inside my first thriller novel DEADLINE. Murder, action and romance over 24 hours in a Toronto daily newspaper.

Eight 5-star and 4-star Reviews:

"A truly remarkable debut by this author. The novel has elements of romance, mystery, suspense, a father, daughter relationship gone awry, political corruption, all woven expertly together, to come together in a satisfying and exciting climax." - Joan Hall Hovey, Author, Night Corridor and three other suspense novels

"Non-stop action and thrill a minute." -- Arthur J. Levine, author of Johnny Oops andJohnny Oops 11 - Timeless

"This is a gripping tale that you will have to finish before you put it to bed."-- Susan Jane McLeod, author of Soul And Shadow.

"The timeline in DEADLINE will keep you turning the pages breathlessly...." J. D. Michael Phelps, author of THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE ("The Mike Walsh Detective Novels".)"

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Posted on 5 Nov 2011 18:49:34 GMT
DEADLINE is a suspense thriller set over a 24-hour period in the Toronto Daily Express. It follows four central characters in Toronto and Afghanistan as they cope with both personal and professional deadlines in their lives.

A serial killer -- The Wolfman - prowls the streets of Toronto kidnapping young professional women, then targets feisty, independent crime reporter Katie Cannon who has been writing about his rampage.
Trevor Trevanian, a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, is abducted by al-Qaida and taken on a perilous journey to Pakistan to face an uncertain fate.

Andrew Chase, dynamic publisher and owner of the Toronto Daily Express, faces financial disaster and desperately needs money to keep the newspaper afloat. He also faces a crisis in a secretive romance.

Braden Young, managing editor of the Daily Express, is an American journalist brought in to boost the newspaper's flagging circulation, but receives a surprise visit from his estranged daughter bringing him a personal dilemma.

Six 5-star reviews, two 4-star:
What some reviewers say about DEADLINE:

"A truly remarkable debut by this author. The novel has elements of romance, mystery, suspense, a father, daughter relationship gone awry, political corruption, all woven expertly together, to come together in a satisfying and exciting climax." - Joan Hall Hovey (New Brunswick, Canada), Author, Night Corridor and four other suspense novels,

`Non-stop action and thrill a minute." - Arthur J. Levine, (New York, NY) author of Johnny Oops,

"Stark, vivid, black and white newspaper thriller. Really excellent. Very engaging....." - Barry Eysman, (Tennessee) author of Dancers in the Sky,

"This author skillfully combines several sub-plots, weaving them together to paint a picture of the hectic, crime-filled life of the staff on a major daily newspaper. Alternating chapters keep one turning the pages, eager to find out what happens next to the key characters. . ." - Sarah A. Blane (United Kingdom), author of The Widow's Revenge,


Posted on 7 Nov 2011 20:39:33 GMT
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Posted on 7 Nov 2011 23:01:26 GMT
A Reader says:
Devil's Orphans - No. 1 Ester Gray Thriller
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Lots of 5* Reviews
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Posted on 8 Nov 2011 21:35:36 GMT
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Posted on 16 Nov 2011 17:52:58 GMT
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Posted on 16 Nov 2011 17:56:01 GMT
Roger Weston says:
Has anyone read Clive Cussler's latest, The Devil's Gate? Kirkus' reviews listed it as a critic's choice.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2011 18:40:02 GMT
I've just published my first novel 'Once Upon a Writer's Vengeance' about a journalist who takes the law into his own hands to find a serial rapist - check it out here: Once Upon a Writer's Vengeance

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Posted on 17 Nov 2011 14:59:40 GMT
White Swan says:

Got 7 good reviews now, 4* and 5*

My review - Could do for Wales what Stieg Larsson did for Sweden! I love Dave Lewis' writing, always so multi-layered. You can read his stuff and just simply enjoy it or you can delve deeper and go back over it and find hidden gems, political comment, social comment. This book has violence, kinky sex, dream sequences, rock music yet is fundamentally a love story. A modern one at that and one that gripped me from the start. I wanted to find out what happened next and that is always good in a crime thriller. It's well written, the plot unfolds with the odd `end of chapter cliff hanger' approach too and I never felt bored. Kept me up late just because it was so different to many murder mysteries. Commercial as it deserves to be and I hope it becomes, it is also literary fiction and without spoiling the end I want a sequel.

I also hear it's coming out in paperback soon.

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 15:57:33 GMT
N27 says:
The Adventures of Augustus Fuller Page-turning historical thriller set in Edwardian England, currently on special offer for a mere 89p for Kindle! Contains the three stories:


The arrival of a misdirected cryptic letter plunges Augustus Fuller, gentleman, into the dangerous intrigues of the anarchist underworld of Edwardian London. With Scotland Yard baffled and reliant on him for information, will Fuller be able to unmask the identity of the anarchist mastermind and discover their plans? Or will his high stakes game end in nothing less than Fuller's demise in the cruellest of manner?


Fear stalks the snow laden landscape of East Kent as the tormented mind of an old man haunts the residents of Aldbury Hall. Can Fuller uncover what lies behind a spate of disturbing killings on the estate? Or will the nightmare stepping out of the cold winter's night claim his life too?


With tensions across Europe rising in the hot summer heat of 1905, the British public is held in rapture by newspaper headlines of mysterious explosions lighting up the night skies above cities across the country. Are these nothing more than natural phenomena or does the recovery of a burnt corpse at Portsmouth point to a more insidious and calculating menace at work?

The Adventures of Augustus Fuller

Posted on 18 Nov 2011 13:26:30 GMT
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Posted on 18 Nov 2011 15:25:07 GMT
Will T says:
The Secret Government from a new Novelist Stephen Leo Davis is a cracking read, might also make people take computer security more seriously as well, I know I changed a lot of my passwords after reading it!

The Secret Government

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2011 23:21:30 GMT
mountainmama says:
Great recommendation, Will. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2011 15:04:25 GMT
Paul S says:
Hi Stevey55. I recently read After Dark by Jimmy Para. Great read. Not too long, easy to read and feels really real and believable. Well worth cheking out mate. Hope that helps!

Posted on 19 Nov 2011 19:39:22 GMT
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The Doll Collection is about a female serial killer.

Posted on 20 Nov 2011 14:02:53 GMT
Jeff says:
Try Andy McDermott (The Hunt for Atlantis) and Brian January (Emerald).

Posted on 20 Nov 2011 14:24:59 GMT
mountainmama says:
M.O.D. is a political intrigue technothriller that just got another 5-star review:

"M. O. D." by J.C. Allen was quite an interesting read. I truly enjoyed it from cover to cover. It contains a bit of a lot of different elements: adventure, technology, political intrigue, fantasy, and even a little romance. What's right? What's wrong? When does right cross over into being wrong and vice versa? This is the core of this book's plot, and it's done in an entertaining and original manner. It's quite well written.

Mr. Allen has created an entire world with feet in both the fantasy world and the real world. All of the details kept me turning the page, and there were enough surprises to carry it to the end. This is a good book and quite a bargain! I look forward to more work by J. C. Allen.

Posted on 21 Nov 2011 10:57:48 GMT
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