Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Political Books

The Nuclear Option (Tracie Tanner Thrillers Book 8)

A SOVIET TACTICAL NUKE HAS DISAPPEAREDAND AN AMERICAN CITY MAY BE TARGETED...Still grieving the loss of her father, Tracie Tanner is back at work, tasked with infiltrating the home of a Russian general and acquiring intel regarding a rumored breakthrough in Soviet radar technology.But what she finds is far more horrifying than a technological advance: a tactical nuclear device has been stolen out of a supposedly secure Soviet military base.Together, Tracie and CIA Director Aaron Stallings determine that a shadowy group of Russian radicals - anxious for a return to the brutality of a byegone era in the Soviet Union - has acquired the bomb, intending to smuggle it into the United States and spark war by detonating it inside a major American city.Now, racing against a ticking time bomb - literally - Tracie must get a line on the Russian radicals, desperate to learn where in the United States the bomb has been placed.But what she finds shocks her to the core, because the group has a different plan for their prize. And Tracie Tanner may be the only one standing between the radicals and thousands of dead innocents...This series will be a particular favorite with fans of TV spy shows from Alias and Nikita to the classic 60s show, The Avengers, and the very contemporary Quantico, Homeland, and the Bourne series. If you can remember Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, or thrilled to Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, you'll love Tracie. If you're a fan of Mitch Rapp, brought to life by the late Vince Flynn, or of the Brad Thor patriot Scot Harvath, she'll be your new hero. We're pretty sure Ian Fleming and Robert Ludlum would have been fans, too.**********Praise for the Tracie Tanner thriller series:"Allan Leverone's PARALLAX VIEW is a sure-footed, masterful thriller with a breakneck pace that never lets up. Faced with the deepest act of betrayal in U.S. history, CIA agent Tracie Tanner must call on every tool she has---and her every last reserve to see the mission through.On the run from the agency she loves and serves,Tracie teams up with an unlikely companion, air traffic controller Shane Rowley. Now the two of them are on the run. There's still a chance to avert a disaster of terrific proportions, but the clock is running out.Tracie Tanner is one for the ages. I loved this book!" -- J. Carson Black, New York Times bestselling author of THE SHOP and ICON"A sexy, sophisticated Cold War thriller with all the intensity of THE LONELY MILE" -- C.J. West, author of THE END OF MARKING TIME"Bringing back the days of the Cold War like a Best of Tom Clancy flashback, Parallax View is a rocking read from start to finish!" -- Ian Graham, author of PATRIOTS AND TYRANTS"PARALLAX VIEW...is a powerhouse full-throttle spy thriller...that leads readers down the shadowy back allies of international intrigue...It is a taut and thoughtful journey back to the dying days of the Cold War...it will keep you up, and on the edge of your chair, long into the night." -- Nashua Sunday Telegraph**********Praise for Allan Leverone:"Allan Leverone delivers a taut crime drama full of twists and conspiracy..." -- Scott Nicholson, Amazon bestselling author of LIQUID FEAR and THE RED CHURCH"Allan Leverone raises the stakes with every turn of the page..." -- Sophie Littlefield, Anthony Award-winning author of A BAD DAY FOR SORRY"The successor to Michael Crichton has landed. And his name is Allan Leverone." -- Vincent Zandri, New York Times bestselling author of EVERYTHING BURNS and THE REMAINS"A scorching supernatural thriller - Allan Leverone...is a writer on the rise..." -- Mark Edward Hall, author of APOCALYPSE ISLAND and SERVANTS OF DARKNESS"Suspenseful and well-written..." -- Debbi Mack, New York Times bestselling author of IDENTITY CRISIS and LEAST WANTED"A tense, tightly-plotted thriller that will keep you turning pages into the night." -- Christopher Allan Poe, author of THE PORTAL

Falling Fast (A McGregor and Drummond thriller Book 1)

Some secrets will plunge you into the abyssWhen a woman plummets to her death from the top of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument, crime reporter Doug McGregor is tasked with getting the story behind the headlines. But Doug is already working on a story of his own – tracking down a notorious rapist who has just been outed in Fife and thought to be heading for his parents’ home in East Lothian.Tapping his contact and sometime drinking pal DS Susie Drummond, Doug discovers that the woman who fell from the Scott Monument was the daughter of a high-profile MSP. Digging deeper, he and Susie are dragged into a story darker than they could ever have imagined – one that certain people would go to any lengths to keep hidden.

The Shadow Priest

"This is a great beach read." –USA TODAY Network.In the remote Four Corners region of Colorado, Special Agent Nathaniel Arkin, a disgraced former intelligence officer, investigates the killing of a bigoted, vitriolic preacher who was about to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In processing the murder scene, Arkin thinks he recognizes the modus operandi of a shadowy group he pursued and was on the verge of exposing years earlier, just before his abrupt fall from grace and exile from Washington, D.C. Rumored to be run by a self-righteous, lapsed Jesuit priest, it was a group Arkin long suspected of orchestrating an international assassination campaign targeting charismatic, fledgling fanatics—future Hitlers and bin Ladens—just as they emerged from obscurity, before they were capable of instigating mass murder. Reluctant, but aching for redemption, Arkin resumes the chase, setting in motion a chain of events that could lead to his salvation—or his doom. Along the way, he confronts a question that has troubled him for many years: What creates murderous fundamentalists and fanatics like Hitler and bin Laden in the first place?This is the first of a two-book series.

Primary Target: The Forging of Luke Stonea??Book #1 (an Action Thriller)

“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)In the much-anticipated debut of a new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, when elite Delta Force soldier Luke Stone, 29, joins a secretive government agency, he is dispatched on the mission of a lifetime: a whirlwind race across Europe and the Mid-East to save the President’s daughter before she is beheaded by terrorists.In PRIMARY TARGET (Book #1), we see the forging of one of the world’s toughest—and most lethal—soldiers: Luke Stone. A 29 year old veteran who has seen enough battle to last a lifetime, Luke is tapped by the Special Response Team, a secretive new FBI agency (led by his mentor Don Morris) to tackle the most high-stake terrorism operations in the world.Luke, still haunted by his wartime past and newly married to an expecting Becca, is dispatched on a mission to Iraq, with his new partner Ed Newsam, to bring in a rogue American contractor. But what begins as a routine mission mushrooms into something much, much bigger.When the President’s teenage daughter, kidnapped in Europe, is ransomed by terrorists, Luke may be the only one in the world who can save her before it is too late.PRIMARY TARGET is an un-putdownable military thriller, a wild action ride that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It marks the long-anticipated debut of a riveting new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, dubbed “one of the best thriller authors” out there.“Thriller writing at its best.”--Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)Books #2-#6 are also available!Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!

Agent of Influence: A Thriller

Cairo, Egypt, 1953 - A secret sect calling itself the Brotherhood of the Caliphate splinters off from the Muslim Brotherhood as the storm clouds of revolution gather. Louisville, KY, 1973 - Political power broker and multi-millionaire Aman Kazim's Derby contending thoroughbred is slaughtered just hours before the race. Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004 - An unusual joint FBI/CIA operation goes horribly wrong as CIA agent Anna Starks vanishes in the glittering lights of sin city while attempting to track down a potential threat to the country. Washington DC, 2005 - Zachariah Hardin, a politician with a mysterious past has reached the zenith of his power as the first foreign-born president. From the back alleys of ancient Cairo, to the glitzy nightlife of Vegas, to the corridors of power in DC, Agent of Influence is the thriller ahead of the news cycle. Find out why reviewers are saying:"A taut political thriller that moves with speed and agility." Kirkus Indie Reviews. "This is one roller coaster ride readers won't want to get off." Foreword Clarion Reviews. "tightly plotted...If you are into Muslim conspiracy theories this is a particularly timely book...There is a scene from the 1973 Secretariat win at the Derby that is worth the price of admission." Bookreview.com "I enjoyed this book as much as any Tom Clancy/Vince Flynn/Dan Brown/Ian Fleming novel." Amazon review.Novels / Short Stories by Russell HamiltonAgent of Influence One Single Warrior (sequel to Agent of Influence)Tropical Heat (short story involving characters in Agent of Influence)The Wet Job (collection of short stories involving characters in Agent of Influence)

Agent Red: Fatal Memory- Gripping Mystery, Suspense and Crime Thriller (Agent Red:Teagan Stone Series Book 1)

Early in her military career, Teagan Stone was recruited from the Navy to work with an elite group, where she became a notorious spy. After many years of service, all she wants to do is focus on her husband and three kids.Instead of enjoying retirement, she wakes up one day and finds herselfchained to a bed in a 4x4 cell with no memory of how she got there or why. The life she tried to leave behind has dragged her back.Once again Teagan must rely on her time as a undercover government operative, to work a mission she didn’t ask for, while doing things she hasn’t done in years, in order to save her country.Follow this adrenaline-packed, political spy thriller as this once deadly homemaker navigates a world filled with espionage, intrigue, and deadly assassins!Reading Order of SeriesAgent Red:Fatal Memory-Teagan Stone Book 1Agent Red:Fatal Target-Teagan Stone Book 2 Agent Red:Fatal Crime-Teagan Stone Book 3 Agent Red:Fatal Justice Teagan Stone Book 4

The Reluctant Trader: A fast-paced political thriller

A story of political ambition, greed, love and revenge, The Reluctant Trader is a fast-paced thriller following fictional events in just one week at the end of January 2016, the start of what, by any yardstick, was an extraordinary year in British politics.When disgraced former soldier, Adam Fraser, goes to work for well-connected tax-exile and billionaire, Ricky Al-Shawabi, as an oil trader, he finds himself at the centre of a British operation trying to expose Al-Shawabi as a criminal tax evader. However, the tentacles of Al-Shawabi’s operation reach high into the British political system. Before he realises it, Fraser is embroiled in Ricky’s deadliest deal yet: supplying laundered money to ISIS in Iraq. When the British authorities threaten to shut down the whole operation, little does anyone realise what the political repercussions are likely to be in Downing Street.This fast-paced political mystery is set in London, Monaco and Iraq. It provides a fictional backstory behind some of the extraordinary events that shaped British politics in 2016.

The Alexandria Project: A Tale of Treachery and Technology (Frank Adversego Thrillers Book 1)

Cybersecurity super-sleuth Frank Adversego finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA as hackers try to destroy the USA. Only by defeating the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. Data is disappearing from computers everywhere. As the nation nears collapse, Frank Adversego, a brilliant but conflicted cyber security expert, finds himself trapped in a power play between the FBI and the CIA. Only by uncovering the Alexandria Project can he clear himself. What follows is a fast-paced, satirical tale of cyber sleuthing, international espionage, and nuclear brinksmanship that accurately portrays our increasing vulnerability to cyberattack.THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT is fiction that cuts close to the bone. But where George Orwell envisioned 1984 from the safety of thirty-five years out, the future that Updegrove describes may already be upon us. That's what makes it dangerous, and that's what makes THE ALEXANDRIA PROJECT an important as well as riveting read.- Dan Geer, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, In-Q-Tel Andrew Updegrove brings a rare combination of drama, satire and technical accuracy to his writing. The result is a book you can't put down that tells you things you might wish you didn't know. - Admiral James G. Stavridis, retired Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and current Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and DiplomacyAndy Updegrove's Frank Adversego thrillers are realistic page-turners, making it clear that if you're not worried about cybersecurity you're not paying attention. – Bruce Schneier, of Schneier on Security

Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thrillera??Book #1)

“Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.”--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary)“One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary)When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours.A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world’s most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined—leading all the way to the President of the United States. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them—using any means necessary.Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax.A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, ANY MEANS NECESSARY marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.Book #2 in the Luke Stone series is also now available!

Fireplay - A Jack Emery Thriller (Jack Emery Book 0.5)

A chance lightning strike. A reporter in the right place. A scandal that will rock America.
Journalist Jack Emery has seen it all. Embedded for the New York Standard with the 8th Marine Regiment in the heart of Afghanistan, he has covered everything from firefights to the opening of new schools. But nothing has prepared Jack for the story that is about to explode right in front of him.
When a convoy Jack is riding in is attacked by a lone zealot, Jack asks a question that puts him on the path to a sensational story. But he’ll soon learn that his struggles to find the hook are nothing compared to the dangers of getting it out.The explosive Jack Emery series has been likened to Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn and David Archer. If you like breakneck pacing, non-stop action and twists that will leave you gasping, then you’ll love Steve P. Vincent’s bestselling books.What the experts are saying about Steve P. Vincent’s thrillers“Great fun. A two-fisted thriller, escaped from five minutes into the future.” – John Birmingham, USA Today Bestseller.“Masterful, electrifying thrillers that will keep you coming back for more.” – Nathan M. Farrugia, USA Today Bestseller.“A vibrant thriller series with international appeal, slyly-written and entertaining, which should satisfy fans of the genre.” – Newtown Review of Books.“It’s power play after high-stakes political power play in the Jack Emery series. This series had us white-knuckling our iPad.” – Apple Books.“A jet-setting, alarming, bang-pow-kaboom read full of bloodshed and machinations you’ll hope never become reality. Don’t start reading it at 9pm unless you have the next day off!” – ReadingKills.“A tightly plotted conspiracy novel that feels uncomfortably like it could very well be based on real life.” – AustCrimeFiction.What Amazon Readers are saying about the Jack Emery thrillers… ★★★★★ “Great read!! Couldn’t put it down!”★★★★★ “This is a great series - highly recommended!”★★★★★ “A non-stop, thrill a minute series that you will never forget.”★★★★★ “Well written and unputdownable.”★★★★★ “A very good story of intrigue, espionage and conspiracy.”★★★★★ “Full of action, drama and suspense, this series is well worth reading!”★★★★★ “I could hardly put these books down, and my house-work definitely took 2nd place!”★★★★★ “Steve Vincent has become one of my top 3 authors. Great characters and lots of action.”★★★★★ “This a great book full of fast paced thrilling action which makes it a compelling read.”★★★★★ “This is an excellent adventure, following in the footsteps of the late Vince Flynn!”★★★★★ “An awesome, action packed and thrilling read that left me gasping.”★★★★★ “One of the best political thriller series of the decade!”★★★★★ “Full of action and intrigue and tightly linked to the real world in which we are living.”★★★★★ “Wow! What a tremendous author. You really need to READ THIS BOOK!”★★★★★ “Right up there with Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy.”

Retribution: An Alivia Morgan Thriller

“Fast-paced action that never slows down until the end sentence.” - Amazon ReviewerThe Rally for US was meant to be a day of celebration. Instead, that crisp October morning turned into the bloodiest terror attack to strike the city of Boston in more than a decade. And the terrorists are just getting started.To hunt down the insurgents, the New England Special Terrorist Division—NEST—turn to their most senior and capable agent, Alivia Morgan. Ripped from her home and family to join the battle, she had no idea just how deeply personal the fight would become. Captured, alone, and armed only with her years of training and experience in Special Ops and the elite Army Rangers, Alivia realizes she’s in a race against time. Can she escape with her life and stop the impending attacks before the clock runs out?What Amazon Reviewers are saying:★★★★★ ‘David Antocci has written a thrilling first book to what looks to be a fantastic new series.’★★★★★ ‘This is a riveting action-packed thriller that I could not put down.’ ★★★★★ ‘Great characters, fast action and a female hero! What more could you possibly want?’★★★★★ ‘Want a fast-paced action novel to read? This is it.’

Minute Zero: An Apocalyptic EMP Romantic Thriller (Stronghold Book 1)

When the world ends in a heartbeat, suddenly old secrets don’t matter anymore.  But new ones still do, and protecting the ones you love is the only thing that still remains.Two sisters, one a trendy caterer on the run from a vicious killer, the other a country midwife.Because of a simple mistake, Lori Dovner must flee from the vicious mafioso Raoul Saldata, and her life goes from routine day to terrifying journey in a single moment. On the road with her two children, her only goal is to get to her sister’s Montana farm alive.  But both Lori and Louise have been hiding a devastating secret for years.Two brothers, one a Navy Seal on leave, the other a good man who wants to do right by his family.Captain Deacon Hale is taking two weeks to help his brother Roger and his wife Louise on their remote Montana farm.  He loved Lori once, but has finally put her behind him.  Roger Hale just wants to give his pregnant wife and two young children a good life.  He has no idea about the betrayals that have been hidden from him. Dangerous identity.Angela Jones is an FBI agent with a terrible debt that she knows she will someday have to pay.  And when Raoul Saldata calls in that marker she has no choice but to comply.Evil incarnate.Raoul Saldata as a child in Albania, would pretend he was a dhampir, the offspring resulting from the mating between a human female and a vampire.  A myth of course, but the evil Saldata practices is anything but.  And when he finds Lori Dovner, he intends to do a lot more than just kill her.“Minute Zero” Stronghold: Book One is an apocalyptic EMP thriller (with a touch of romance) about an ordinary family struggling to stay safe and find each other in the face of insurmountable odds, an abysmal loss of life and the dawn of a new, post-apocalyptic dark age.      

Concrete Evidence (Evidence Series Book 1)

She wants revenge. He wants her.Blackballed from underwater archaeology after accusations of artifact trafficking, Erica Kesling has a new job and a new life on the other side of the country and is working to clear her name. She's closing in on her goal when she's distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge. But Lee Scott is no intern. He's looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He'll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.★★★★★ "A first rate romantic suspense debut that combines pulse pounding action with...pulse pounding romance!" - Manda Collins, author of the Studies in Scandal series."Full of secrets, deadly intrigue and steamy romance. A MUST read." - Elisabeth Naughton, New York Times Bestselling Author

Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order (Scot Harvath)

The prelude to Hidden Order, Brad Thor's riveting and pulse-pounding Scot Harvath thriller.

Remembrance (The Descendants #1)

I was three when I watched my mother die.Now I'm back in Muckle Cove digging into her murder.They say coming home is never easy, but what I'm finding goes so much deeper than anyone could have imagined. Ancient magic, modern politics, and my mother's ghost all point to some truth in the past that could change my present forever. If it doesn't kill me first...

The Bishop's Pawn

Smuggler turned secret agent Philis thinks his luck may have finally run out when he’s captured in East Berlin.But given the task of taking a Catholic bishop across the Berlin Wall, he sets on what should be a straight-forward mission.What the Home Office neglect to tell him is that the bishop harbours a Nazi past, and that $50 million of gold lies in a secret location, looted by the Germans from Mussolini’s treasury.Philis’s plan to use the gold as peacemaker where détente has failed is complicated by the presence of a beautiful urban guerrilla, who can’t decide whether to kill him or make love to him … or both.Will Philis be able to complete his mission to smuggle the bishop across the Wall?Or will he fall victim to the Catholic’s dubious past, and become himself the Bishop’s Pawn?‘The Bishop’s Pawn’ is a gripping international political thriller from Ritchie Perry.'A master of the genre at the top of his game.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of 'Cold Kill'. Ritchie Perry is a British writer of spy and adventure crime fiction. He has also written novels under the name John Allen, as well as a book on Brazil and some books for children.