They call it The Heartland Child Murders. Everyone else calls it a nightmare. Locked doors don't stop him. He leaves no trace behind. He only takes little girls. His nickname: The Iceman. A deranged serial killer roams wintry rural Nebraska with a demented purpose no one can fathom. Special Agent Emma Kane, a former DC cop and damaged goods now with the FBI, is assigned to babysit burnt-out profiler Jacob Thorne, once the best in the business but now said to have lost his edge, as they both fly to Nebraska to catch this maniac.
"What an ending!"
NYPD Detective Sam Archer is on his way home on a Sunday afternoon in New York City. He's been out of the field for over three months but has just been cleared to return to duty. Sitting on a bench in the Upper West Side, Archer sees something totally unexpected. Two men are crossing the street in front of him, heading quickly toward another group climbing into a car. All are heavily armed and all hell breaks loose as a ferocious gunfight erupts, shattering the peaceful afternoon.
Following a biking accident, Zack Kashian lapses into a coma. When he wakes up on Easter, months later, muttering the Lord's Prayer in the original Aramaic, the media quickly anoints him the "Miracle Man". Zack's revival catches the attention of a small team of neuroscientists secretly researching near-death experiences. Their objective: to determine if there is anything to the reports of floating down tunnels into celestial light and meeting spiritual beings. Is this evidence of the afterlife? Or is it just neurobiology, as Sarah Wyman, one of the young researchers, suspects?
It's all here: Adventures in Africa, Azerbaijan and the Arctic. Headhunters and prayer flags, liars and thieves, evil spirits and atrocious food. From Tbilisi to Tibet to the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Common Sense and Whiskey is a crisp survey of what's it's like in the real world. You can handle just about anything out on the road with a believable grin, common sense, and whiskey. That's been the author's theory, anyway, for 25 years of international travel. So far, so good.
In book one of Nick Denmon's groundbreaking An Upstate New York Mafia Tale series, undercover cop Alex Vaughn goes deeper than ever into the organized crime family of Buffalo, NY. Motivated by justice and revenge, he seeks out the assassin that laid his friend Jack low. Professional killer Rafael Rontego traverses the deadly politics of Buffalo’s mafia underbelly. In a city whose winter can be just as deadly as those wielding power, Rontego tries to stay ahead of the game.
When Chernobyl's Reactor 4 blew up in April 1986, the roof blew away - a million pounds of concrete. Fire filled the sky. The reactor's graphite core, radioactive and deadly, burned like charcoal for 10 days. Visiting Chernobyl, framed by the author's visit, revisits the accident itself, relives the evacuation of the area, and discusses both the physical environs and the political circumstances of the Soviet Union at the time. Please note that the author/narrator is not the actor Bill Murray.
"Accessible, Informative, and Thought-Provoking!"
Notorious assassin Rafael Rontego is kidnapped from his hotel room moments before FBI Agent Sydney Price and her team close in on the man she believes can provide enough evidence to bring down the Ciancetta crime family. As she chases down the prize of her investigation, she enlists help from former Buffalo undercover cop Alex Vaughn. The ensuing blood bath leads them on a trail that exposes corruption, terrorists, and the realization of their deepest fears.
When a secret research facility is invaded by hostile forces, Hawkeye and the Titan Six covert ops team are called into action. Thwarted at every turn by a mysterious enemy, Titan Six races against time to unlock the secrets of an ancient message encrypted in our DNA and rescue the daughter of Catherine Caine, the billionaire CEO of Titan Global.
"B movie action, but enjoyable"