Posts Tagged ‘Tom Clancy’

Strangers whose survival depends upon each other’s skills and courage

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
All
Systems Down
by
Sam Boush
Genre:
Cyber Thriller
 
24
hours.

 

That’s all it takes.

 

A new kind of war has begun.

 

 

Pak
Han-Yong’s day is here. An elite hacker with Unit 101 of the North
Korean military, he’s labored for years to launch 
Project
Sonnimne
:
a series of deadly viruses set to cripple Imperialist
infrastructure.

 

 

And
with one tap of his keyboard, the rewards are immediate.

 

 

Brendan
Chogan isn’t a hero. He’s an out-of-work parking enforcement officer
and one-time collegiate boxer trying to support his wife and
children. But now there’s a foreign enemy on the shore, a blackout
that extends across America, and an unseen menace targeting
him.

 

 

Brendan
will do whatever it takes to keep his family safe.

 

 

In
the wake of the cyber attacks, electrical grids fail, satellites
crash to earth, and the destinies of nine strangers
collide.

 

 

Strangers
whose survival depends upon each other’s skills and courage.
 

 

For
fans of Tom Clancy, ALL SYSTEMS DOWN is a riveting cyber war thriller
which presents a threat so credible you’ll be questioning reality.

 

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Sam
Boush is a novelist and award-winning journalist.

 

 

He
has worked as a wildland firefighter, journalist, and owner of a
mid-sized marketing agency. Though he’s lived in France and Spain,
his heart belongs to Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife,
Tehra, two wonderful children, and a messy cat that keeps them from
owning anything nice.

 

 

He
is a member of the Center for Internet Security, International
Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, and Cloud
Security Alliance.

 

 

ALL
SYSTEMS DOWN is his first novel, with more to come.

 

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A decorated war veteran wants to die. The prominent psychologist won’t give up on him

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Stories
Untold
by
Leslie Wolfe
Genre:
Thriller, Suspense
 

A
GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER

 

 

 

Can
a psychologist, still grieving the loss of her husband, save a
traumatized war veteran who is planning his own death? 
Stories
Untold 
explores
the devastation of loss, the struggle to find meaning in life, and
the enduring power of love that transcends boundaries between past
and future.

 

 

They’re
both strong and fearless, determined, relentless. 

 

He’s a
decorated war veteran and he wants to die. 
She’s a
prominent psychologist and she won’t give up on him.

 

 

When
a suicidal client seeks her help, 
Dr.
Angela Blackwell
 cannot
turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of
help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully
identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand
witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his
wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from
collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He
calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his
past.

 

 

As
Dr. Blackwell is struggling to reconstruct her own life after the
loss of her husband, she recognizes his unusual request as a
subconscious cry for help and embarks on a relentless effort to guide
the reluctant stranger in uncovering the trauma that has permanently
altered the course of his existence. Playing a deck of cards stacked
high against her and rushing against time, she has no other option
but to intervene, pushing the ethical boundaries of the doctor-client
relationship and refusing to give up.

 

 

An
astonishing, vibrant story of human strength and frailty, of love
lost and love found, the 
Stories
Untold 
saga
will captivate as few stories ever do, with unexpected twists and
turns, leaving a lasting memory ingrained into the essence of the
reader’s being. 

 

 

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What
Readers Say About 
Leslie
Wolfe 


“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a
Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” –
Dennis Waller 


“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews 


“Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with
powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel
that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady
Harp


“Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of
your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity 

Readers
and Critics Talking About 
Leslie
Wolfe
 Novels

“Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and
I can’t wait for the next book to be released” 


“Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about.
Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed
time!” 


“Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well
written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” 


“Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” 


“This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long
time.” 


“From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep
reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.” 


“An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” 


“As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of
suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” 


“As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s
techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so
confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.” 

Bestselling
author Leslie Wolfe is passionate about writing fiction, despite
spending a significant number of years climbing the corporate ladder.
Leaving the coveted world of boardrooms for the blissful peace of the
Florida-based “Wolves’ den,” Leslie answers one true
calling: writing.
Leslie’s
novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. Fascinated by
technology and psychology, Leslie brings extensive background and
research in these fields that empower and add texture to a signature,
multi-dimensional, engaging writing style.
Leslie
released the first novel,
Executive,
in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from
Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed
growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s
most notable works,
The Watson Girl
(2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of
a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his
actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.
A
complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at
http://wolfenovels.com/titles
Leslie
enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from
you.
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An international thriller with soul

Monday, September 18th, 2017
An “international thriller with soul.”  Features a broad cast of characters with kids playing significant roles. Ideal reading for fans of Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Dan Brown, Matthew Reilly, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Vince Flynn.
Brainrush
Series Summary

Brainrush is a
story about second chances, and embracing every day of your life as
though it’s your last. Called “a terrifically entertaining
thriller” by Publishers Weekly, Book-1 of the series was named The
Wall Street Journal
#1 Bestselling Action/Adventure in their
Guide to Self-Published Big Sellers, while Book-2 was on the
Top-10 Amazon Mystery/Thriller Top Rated list for 53-straight
weeks
. This set the stage for the blockbuster release of the
third book in the series, which was heralded by Suspense Magazine
as “part science fiction, part thriller, part suspense, part love
story, and part mystery. It’s got it all and that’s what makes
this novel one of the best.” The characters live on in the final
four books of the series. Books 4 & 5 were released in 2014, and
were met with rave reviews that outpaced even those from the first
three books. Book-5 was named “one of the best books of the year”
by IndieReader.com. The final two books in the series, No
Refuge
and Against All Odds are available now, and they
promise to keep you on the edge of your seat in a fashion that lives
up to what the series is all about—a thought-provoking, soulful and
satisfying rush that will keep you gasping long after the final page.
Get the first three
books in a box set!!
 
 
 
Brainrush
Brainrush
Series Book 1
by
Richard Bard
Genre:
Action/Adventure Thriller, Romantic Suspense
Publishers
Weekly
 heralded
the first book in Richard Bard’s 
Brainrush thriller
series as “terrifically entertaining” and “inventive
and compelling.” It went on to earn 
The
Wall Street Journal’s
 #1
Action/Adventure slot in the 
Guide
to Self-Published Big Sellers
 list.
Before
he slid into the MRI machine, Jake Bronson was just an ordinary guy
with terminal cancer. But when an earthquake hits during the
procedure, Jake staggers from the wreckage a profoundly changed man,
now endowed with uncanny mental abilities.

An
ocean away, Luciano Battista wants a piece of Jake’s talent. Posing
as a pioneering scientist, the terrorist leader has been conducting
cerebral-implant experiments in a sinister quest to create a breed of
super jihadist agents…and Jake’s altered brain may be the key to
his success. But Jake refuses to play the pawn in an unholy war–and
when an innocent woman and autistic child are taken hostage to force
his cooperation, he embarks on a jihad of his own. Jake and his band
of loyal friends are thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the
canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern
in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan–where Jake discovers that
his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire
human race.

An
“international thriller with soul.” Ideal reading for fans
of Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Dan
Brown, Matthew Reilly, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Vince Flynn.

Get
the First Book FREE!!
The
Enemy of My Enemy
Brainrush
Series Book 2
 
The
Enemy of My Enemy 
(Brainrush
2) became the Amazon #1 Top Rated (best reviewed) Mystery/Thriller,
AND the #1 Top Rated Action/Adventure within one month of its
release. It maintained the #1 or #2 slots 
for
10 straight months.
Bestselling
author Richard Bard returns with his highly rated 
Brainrush thriller
series, pitting hero Jake Bronson against his jihadist nemesis–and a
new bioweapon that threatens the soul of every mother in
America.

When
a freak accident gave Jake Bronson near-superhuman mental powers and
landed his loved ones in the crosshairs of an Islamic terrorist, the
only way out was with guns blazing. But Jake was unable to put a stop
to his nightmares or his murderous nemesis, Luciano Battista, in that
ferocious Afghan mountains showdown. Now the terror czar and his
minions have brought the fight to American soil–along with the most
terrifying bioweapon that has ever threatened the free world. They
demand vengeance, and Jake’s family and friends are caught in the
crossfire.

From
California’s beaches and Mexico’s deserts to the depths of a raging
underground river and the treacherous Venezuelan jungle, Jake and his
unlikely alliance of combat veterans and gangsters wage a rolling war
of wits, weapons, and indomitable will–to rescue those they love, to
save America from extinction, and to stop a madman’s bid for global
conquest dead in its tracks.

Beyond Judgment
Brainrush Series Book 3
 
With Publishers
Weekly
 heralding
the first book in his 
Brainrush thriller
series as “terrifically entertaining” and “inventive
and compelling,” and Book-2 holding a death grip on the #1 or #2
slots of the Amazon Top-Rated (best reviewed)
Mystery/Thriller 
and Action/Adventure
lists for 10 straight months, 
Beyond
Judgment
,
the third in the series, sees hero Jake Bronson at the mercy of his
hidden past.
After
waking up with amnesia from a six-year coma, Jake Bronson’s past is
lost to him. But that doesn’t mean the past hasn’t been looking for
him–or that it will let him live when it finally catches up.

Jake’s
placid, anonymous life in Italy is shattered by the arrival of an
assassination squad hell-bent on eliminating him–and he has no idea
why he’s in their crosshairs. He’s saved only when an American
scientist intervenes, wielding strange technology that briefly
reactivates Jake’s dormant memories and deadly skills. As unknown
enemies continue to hound Jake’s every step, the scientist helps him
reconnect with lost friends and loved ones who believed him long
dead.

Any
happy reunion is forfeit, though, as Jake’s murky history and
mysterious talents conceal a terrible secret that–should it fall
into the wrong hands–could trigger the extinction of the human race.
Averting this apocalypse means Jake must risk everything to reawaken
his true self and stop an ancient order from unleashing humanity’s
ultimate judgment. 

 
 
Brainchild
Brainrush Series Book 4
 
The
first three books in #1 
Wall
Street Journal
 bestselling
author Richard Bard’s 
Brainrush series
garnered over 2,000 Amazon 5-Star reviews, setting the stage for the
continuing story spanning three continents and two more books.
With 
Brainchild (Brainrush
4) called “a high-speed thriller that ignites pages with scenes
of action and suspense” by 
Kirkus
Reviews
,
and 
Smoke
& Mirrors
 (Brainrush
5) named 
“best
book of the year”
 by IndieReader.com, this
mind-gripping adventure is sure to capture the imagination long after
the final heart-stopping chapter.
A
gifted boy forced to grow up too fast… A father who will do
anything to protect him… A madman bent on destroying them both.

In
Amsterdam, a visionary scientist is laying the groundwork for a
cybernetic life-extension project that will transfer individual
consciousness to a personalized avatar. Halfway around the world, his
brilliant grandson is secretly planning to use the same technology to
infiltrate the world’s most secure networks. But the scientific
advances necessary to perfect the brain-to-computer interface are
slow in coming, too slow for the aging founder of the Everlast
foundation–who may die before realizing his dream of
immortality–and too slow for his ruthless grandson, who will stop at
nothing to attain the recognition that is his birthright.

Caught
in the middle are Jake Bronson and his seven-year-old son, Alex,
whose combined mental gifts might provide the key to leapfrogging the
impasse.

When
Jake’s family and closest friends are simultaneously abducted in a
globally coordinated kidnapping scheme, he races across two
continents before uncovering the first clue to their whereabouts,
unaware that his hostage son and teenage siblings crash-landed in the
jungles of South China, where they must find every ounce of their
courage and wits to survive the wilds and escape the ruthless drug
lord who is hot on their heels. Can a seven-year-old boy learn to
kill to save his family?

 
 
Smoke & Mirrors
Brainrush Series Book 5
 
Named
“Best Book of the Year!” by 
IndieReader.com 
Smoke
& Mirrors
 (Brainrush
5) is the exciting conclusion to 
Brainchild,
Book-4 of the 
Brainrush series. 

A
gifted boy forced to grow up too fast… A father who will do
anything to protect him… A madman bent on destroying them
both.

Jake
Bronson and his seven-year-old son, Alex, possess mental gifts that
could provide the missing link to a cybernetic life-extension project
that will transfer individual consciousness to a personalized avatar.
But those same gifts are sought by a Chinese underworld mastermind
who will use them to infiltrate the world’s most secure networks.

As
the story continues from Book-4 of the Brainrush series, Alex and his
brother and his sister are lost, and Jake’s wife and best friends
have been taken hostage. Jake will risk everything to save them, and
he is thrust into a frantic race that takes him from the back alleys
of Hong Kong to the depths of the South China jungles, where he must
lever every scrap of his failing abilities to rescue his loved ones
and crush a madman’s plans to bring the world to its knees.

No Refuge
Brainrush Series Book 6
 
#1 Wall
Street Journal
 bestselling
author Richard Bard, who entertained fans with his wildly
successful 
Brainrush thriller
series, now unleashes the heart-pounding series finale in a two-book
ride that will take your breath away.
Jake
Bronson’s family and friends are mourning him. They’d watched as he
sacrificed himself so their lives could return to normal. But normal
wasn’t to be. The megalomaniac whom Jake had killed during his
suicide assault left a legacy of videos that damn Jake and everyone
associated with him, leading to a price being put on their heads,
dead or alive. They go to ground, unaware their every move is being
tracked by a new breed of young, tech-savvy jihadists about to
unleash vengeance on America’s homeland–with Jake’s family and the
unsuspecting citizens of Los Angeles in their crosshairs.

As
the jaws of the terrorist trap begin to close, Jake’s eight-year-old
son, Alex, faces a threat of his own. He carries a deadly secret that
endangers the world, and now that his father is dead, Alex is the
only one who can deal with it. He slips away to heed the call of
unearthly visions that demand his presence, and his journey draws him
to the back alleys of Bogota, Columbia, where he encounters a group
of terminally ill orphans. One of their siblings has been abducted by
child traffickers. Alex can’t ignore their cry for help, and the
unlikely alliance plans a nothing-to-lose rescue mission that has
little chance of success.

But
the bloodthirsty outcry against Alex’s family and friends reaches
beyond those who wish them harm, as do the visions that reveal their
dark secrets to Alex. Help is on the way…

Against All Odds
Brainrush Series Book 7
 
The
highly anticipated series finale to the #1 
Wall
Street Journal
 bestseller Publishers
Weekly
 called
“a terrifically entertaining thriller!”
In
this conclusion to Richard Bard’s popular 
Brainrush series,
Jake Bronson’s family and friends face their biggest threat ever. The
startling challenges revealed in 
No
Refuge
 (book
6) are coming to a head, and the team must wrest every resource
available to them in hopes of preventing a terror-driven cataclysm
unlike anything America has seen.

But
the menace from within America’s borders pales by comparison to the
global threat revealed to 8-year-old Alex Bronson in a series of
otherworldly visions. And Alex isn’t the only one targeted by the
mind-bending revelations.

The
stakes are higher than ever. The fates of America and the world hang
in the balance, and Jake Bronson’s family and friends must risk
everything to tip the scales against evil.

Releases
September 12th!!
 
 
 
Gifted
A Brainrush Novella
 
From #1
Wall Street Journal
 bestselling
author Richard Bard comes a heart-pounding adventure of love,
loyalty, and survival – as a gifted child faces the ultimate question
of whether or not he can kill in order to save his loved ones.
A
gifted 7-year-old boy and his teen siblings are ripped from their
peaceful lives–kidnapped by a sinister organization determined to
get back at their father. But when their plane crashes an ocean away
in the bear-infested jungles of South China, the mysterious motive
behind their abduction is the least of their problems, and they must
lever every ounce of their courage and wits to survive the wilds and
escape the ruthless drug lord who is hot on their heels.

Important
Note: 
Gifted is
a compilation novella taken from the 
Brainrush thriller
novels 
Brainchild and Smoke
& Mirrors,
 which
are books four and five of the series. If you’ve read those
full-length novels, then you’ve already read most of the contents of
this novella. If you’d prefer to read the entire series from start to
finish, then you’ll be happy to learn that 
Brainrush
(Book-1)
 is
currently available FREE. 

FREE
on Amazon!
Richard
Bard draws on his own experiences as a former USAF pilot and cancer
survivor to craft compelling characters who risk it all for love and
loyalty. Born in Munich, Germany, to American parents, he joined the
United States Air Force like his father. But he left the service when
he was diagnosed with cancer and learned he had only months to live.
He earned a management degree from the University of Notre Dame and
ran three successful companies involving advanced security products
used by US embassies and governments worldwide. Now a full-time
writer, he lives in Redondo Beach, California, with his wife and
remains in excellent health.
 
 
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The Azrael Initiative and the ISIS, in Syria

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
The
Azrael Initiative
Kayla
Falk Series Book 1
by
K Hanson
Genre:
Action Thriller
 
Best
friends Kayla Falk, an engineering student, and Olivia Bellamy, who
is studying nursing, are nearing the end of their college career when
terrorists attack their university. Through a combination of
cleverness, bravery, and luck, the two manage to foil the deadly
plot. A mysterious man from the United States government, Mr.
Hightower, sees their potential and attempts to recruit Kayla and
Olivia for a program to take on ISIS. They initially refuse, but
another terrorist attack that strikes close to home pushes them to
change their minds and join the Azrael Initiative.
After
several months of hard training, the two women are dropped into
Al-Raqqah, the capital of ISIS, in Syria. Once there, they must blend
in with the locals as they strike from the shadows to kill ISIS
leaders, destroy their facilities, and free captives. As Americans
deep within enemy territory, they know that they will be killed if
discovered. As women, they also know that they would suffer before
death. Walking the line between vengeance and justice strains their
relationship. As they work to resolve their differences, the symphony
of brutality around them ultimately pushes them closer together and
forges them into the warriors that they were meant to become.
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K
Hanson is a new author and is currently working on launching his
debut novel, The Azrael Initiative, which features two young women
being thrown into the fight against ISIS. He is also working on Storm
Raven, the first book in a new fantasy series.
K
lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he works as a software
developer. In his spare time, when he isn’t writing, he enjoys
reading, working out, playing video games, and spending time with his
wonderful girlfriend, Bobbi.
Some
of his favorite authors are Tom Clancy, George R. R. Martin, and
Sarah Maas.
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