Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thriller Thursday! Kindle free and bargain books (Thursday Mar 28)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Here's a Kindle book available for free today!

Rusty Nail - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries), by J.A. Konrath. (Still free?)

Chicago police lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels receives disturbing videos from a serial killer, and risks everything she has to track him down. Snappy dialogue and high action pepper this J.A. Konrath thriller... free today!

"Konrath's third outing to feature Chicago police lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels, like its predecessors, Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, offers violent thrills peppered with hilarious one-liners. Jack's receipt of an anonymous snuff video that looks like the work of a serial killer called the Gingerbread Man, who was recently brought to justice, marks the start of a cat-and-mouse game with the killer, who plucks victims from the periphery of Jack's world—both professional and private. Engaging characters, true guffaws and tightly knit subplots." -- Publishers Weekly

Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder.

Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait -- each was involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she's ever known.

During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization -- serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.

Rusty Nail features more of the laugh-out-loud humor and crazy characters that saturated Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, without sacrificing the nail-biting thrills. This is Jack Daniels's third, and most exciting, adventure yet.

282 pages, with a 4-star rating from 81 reviews.

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Traces of Kara (A Thriller), by Melissa Foster. (Still 4.99?)

Unbeknownst to her, nursing student Kara Knight has a fraternal twin - who is obsessed with tracking her down and having the two of them die together. This new psychological thriller is from acclaimed best-selling writer Melissa Foster.

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose

"Psychological suspense at its best, weaving a tight-knit plot, unrelenting action, and tense moments that don't let up, ending in a fiery, unpredictable revelation." Midwest Book Review

"TRACES OF KARA is a twisted, eerily atmospheric tale with an ending that will shock you." Author Barbara Taylor Sissel



From International bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster comes her newest pulse-pounding thriller and Kindle Bestseller (Amazon US & UK)



Kara Knight can't wait to leave her hometown for the promise of nursing school and a fresh start on her future--leaving behind an over protective mother, a broken heart and painful memories. However, twenty-five miles away, the twin she doesn't know exists is determined to be reunited with the sister he cannot forget.

Kara is abducted and thrown into her obsessive captor's delusional world. As the past she thought she knew unravels around her, Kara struggles to make sense of the memories that come creeping back, threatening her sanity and her safety. Meanwhile, Kara's mother races against time to save the daughter she fears she will lose when a long-held secret is revealed. The hours tick away as her captor plays out his plan--to take Kara with him into death at the exact moment of their birth, never to be separated again.

TRACES OF KARA is an action packed, pulse pounding psychological thriller/suspense novel that features a determined killer who slowly loses his grip on reality as his carefully detailed plan starts to fall apart and a heroine determined to move forward with her life who now must reconcile everything she believed to be true about her family with the reality of their tragic past.

306 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 63 reviews.

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Cruel Justice (Justice series (Book #1)), by M A Comley. (Still 0.99?)

In modern-day England, Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins investigate the murder of a wealthy widow who is found headless in the woods.

Reader reactions: "Excellent plot." "Fast-paced." "Loved the character Lorne." "Great book!"


The Justice series in order are:
Cruel Justice #3 in Police Procedurals 2012. $0.99
Impeding Justice #1 in Police Procedurals October 2012. FREE
Final justice
Foul Justice
Guaranteed Justice
Ultimate Justice -NEW RELEASE and the conclusion to the series.


Top 3 police procedural 2012
The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered
decomposing in Chelling Forest. Then a second victim is found. Detective
Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned the case.
Before they can discover the identity of the killer they must make a connection
between the two victims.

After a third murder, Lorne receives a grisly surprise. Clearly, a vicious
serial killer is on a rampage...and Lorne has become the killer's fixation.

Lorne can't allow her failing marriage or her new boss--a man with whom she
shares a sensuous secret--keep her from focusing on her job. She must catch the
macabre murderer, or risk becoming the next victim.

Approx 88,000 words

This is the first in the Justice series, Impeding Justice, Final
Justice and Foul Justice are also available on Amazon. Book five GUARANTEED JUSTICE has also just been released.

344 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 115 reviews.

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Visits, by John Phelps. (Still 2.99?)

The aging Tony Lansing decides it's time to get revenge on all who have done him wrong in his life.

"This is a thrilling enjoyable story. The main character is simultaneously likeable and despicable. If you looking for a fun escape, read "Visits" and enjoy!" -- Amazon reviewer

Tony Lansing has just killed a young woman.

He’d never killed anyone before even though he’d met plenty of people who deserved it. He just never had the nerve. For sixty years, it had always been easier to turn the other cheek; to turn tail and run.

But not anymore.

Now he knows he can stand up for himself. He doesn't need to take everything that life dishes out.

He can push back.

He can get even.

And … getting even feels pretty damn good.

So he makes a list of all the people in his life who've done him wrong. His ex-wife, a former lover or two, an old friend ... they all make the list.

But as Tony pays unexpected and very unwelcome visits to old acquaintances, he learns that getting even has a price. A price much higher than he’s willing to pay.

202 pages, with a 5-star rating from 5 reviews.

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End World: Dawn of the Corrupted, by David Peters. (Still 2.99?)

Dylan Murphy and his wife Niccole struggle to survive as zombie infections spread across the planet.

"New author David Peters has his own original style that I cannot compare to any other author. He humanizes his characters in a way that are very realistic but, far from boring. The story is very original and kept me engaged so I couldn't put the book down. Read it in a few days. It's thrilling from beginning to end. Without giving anything away....It really makes you think about how life would be if this happened in our world and what we would do as a society. Loved it!! Can't wait for the next one in this series." -- Amazon reviewer

On a sunny day in rural Eastern Washington, Dylan Murphy looked to his neighbors home in the distance and saw smoke rising towards the horizon. Little did he know this was the first sign his world was about to change. Spreading across the planet was an infection that challenged humankind as the dominant life form. He was soon to be set on a path that would force he and his wife Niccole to use every resource possible in a struggle for their lives and for the survival of what was left of the human race.

This novel is 82,000 words long.

327 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 14 reviews.

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AFTER MIDNIGHT, A Denver After Dark Suspense, by Kathy Clark. (Still 3.99?)

In this romantic suspense, Denver police officer Sam Morgan is on patrol when a routine stop turns into a murder that propels him into a mysterious investigation - and an unexpected alliance with a street prostitute.

"This is a very convincing book with realistic, complex characters, detailed and atmospheric settings and a plausible, powerful plot. The action is fast-paced but the author takes time to reveal the people in her novel fully. They are not cardboard cutouts that can be typical of books of this genre. For example, we see Sam's family background and how that has led him to be a cop, and we learn why it is Kate's ambition to stand on her own two feet. We understand why they have become the people they are now and they continue to develop. Clark creates a thrilling adventure that goes in directions you don't expect and which keeps you on the edge of your seat. She portrays tension and fear as well as tenderness and trust." -- Amazon reviewer

What started as a routine contact stop turned into a brutal double homicide.

Officer Sam Morgan had worked for the Denver PD for five years, most of which were spent patrolling the streets around the State Capitol. He’s seen his share of druggies, dealers and hookers, but since some of them were his best sources, he normally wasn’t quick to arrest them.

On a hot June Saturday night, Sam was sharing his patrol car with a ridealong, which could be a blessing or a curse. Things went smoothly until they came face-to-face with a hooker and her pimp. Sam stopped to talk to the pair, but when his backup arrived, the atmosphere changed from curious to angry and aggressive. Suddenly, the pimp pulled a gun, and after exchanged gunfire, the other police officer and the pimp were both dead and Sam was seriously wounded. The ridealong had saved the day by retrieving a dropped pistol and shooting the pimp before he can get a fatal shot at Sam. In the confusion, the prostitute disappeared into the night.

The ridealong, Brian, a reporter for The Denver Post writes a compelling first-hand account of the incident which turns out to be his big break.

Kate, the hooker, tries to convince Sam, as he recovers from his wounds that she isn’t a really a prostitute, but he doesn't believe her. She tells him she’s an actress, hired by the dead pimp to be on the streets that night for the filming of a TV show. As the weeks pass and it becomes clear that someone is out to either frighten her enough to leave Denver or to kill her, Sam begins to believe her story.

Joining together, the cop and the actress uncover many inconsistencies and even more suspects. Along the way, they also discover a sexual attraction that quickly turns into even more than either of them had bargained for.

As they get closer to the truth, the threat escalates until Kate finds herself fighting for her life. It’s up to Sam to save her, but will he be in time'

Hooker to lover or low-life to no-life. It’s all in his hands.

236 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 13 reviews.

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Shooting Crows At Dawn, by David Grace. (Still 4.95?)

Aging Sheriff Jubal Dark's re-election may depend on an old unsolved murder case that erupts from his past.

"With the new murders in Dark's jurisdiction, an old unsolved murder, Holly's relentless desire to help and a departmental leak, this is a book to curl up with for a good read. Mr. Grace is a wonderful writer who has the ability to capture a reader's attention and hold it. His writing pulls the reader into the story and makes you want to keep reading far into the night. If you are looking for a crime thriller, I highly recommend this book." -- Amazon reviewer

"Revenge and justice burn across Texas in this gripping, grisly shootout" -- KIRKUS REVIEWS (02-10-12)

Jubal Dark has been the Sheriff of Francine County, Texas for twenty years, but Dark's enemy, Texas Ranger Buck Nevins, has convinced a Houston homicide detective to run against him. Dark's failure to solve a two-year-old rape and murder, coupled with his approaching sixtieth birthday, have led many voters to decide that Jubal should be replaced.

Four years earlier Dark had captured the wanted killer, Carl Alvin Spence, and shown him up for the back-stabbing coward he was. Spence vowed revenge. Now, two weeks before the election, Spence and two other murders have escaped from prison and are heading across Texas running for the Mexican border. On their way through Francine County they make an unsuccessful attack on the Sheriff and then brutally kill a local family and flee in their stolen car.

Holly Sharps, one of Buck Nevins' crime scene techs, shows up at the horrific murder scene but Buck tells her to go back to the office and file papers, make coffee, and pick up his dry cleaning on her way home. Holly quits and begs Sheriff Dark to let her join him in the hunt for the three escaped killers. Initially, Jubal says "no" even though he needs all the help he can get. With these fugitives on the loose, Dark no longer has any time or energy to worry about losing the election, which is now only days away. Looking down at the bodies of his murdered friends, Dark resolves to trade his star, and even his life, if that's what it will take to bring these killers to Texas Justice.

354 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 5 reviews.

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The Six: Complete Series, by E.C. Richard. (Still 2.99?)

This is the complete set of episodes for a thrilling tale of desperation, as six kidnapped strangers are forced to make unbearable choices in order to survive.

"I thought it well written. Could not put it down. Great storyline with BELIEVABLE characters . Quite enjoyable and I would recommend it to others." -- Amazon reviewer

Contains Episodes 1-6

Six complete strangers from all walks of life are kidnapped, imprisoned together, and forced into horrible acts. Their unseen masters force The Six to choose: die, or complete an act that will bring chaos to the outside world, with each act building toward a horrifying master plan.

224 pages, with a 4-star rating from 6 reviews.

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The Recruiter (A Thriller), by Dani Amore. (Still 0.99?)

Samuel Ackerman is driven to find new recruits for the Navy SEALs program... and breaks all the rules to meet his goal.

"Dani Amore is a sensation among Kindle owners who love fast-paced thrillers."-Mystery Tribune

"Move over James Patterson, Dani Amore has arrived." -Amazon.com

"Dani Amore writes fast-paced gripping tales that capture you from Page One and hold you enthralled until the last word. This lady is one hell of a storyteller." -author J.D. Rhoades

"Move over, James Patterson. Dani Amore has arrived." -Amazon.com

"A superb new thriller, a tour de force..." -bookiio.com

What would happen if a military recruiter refused to take no for an answer'

In this gripping thriller, Samuel Ackerman has one dream: to become a Navy SEAL. But after dropping out of the legendary unit's training program known as Hell Week, he is forced to become a recruiter in his small hometown. In order to earn a return trip to SEAL training, he must have a successful turn as a recruiter. As he soon proves, he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

"Readers of Steig Larsson and John Grishman will love Dani Amore. Whether you fancy new murdery mystery novels, or bestselling crime books, this writer's prose is sharp and lethal. You've been warned." -killerebooks.com

240 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 13 reviews.

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