A Historical Art Theft Mystery & Suspense Novel
Da Vinci Code meets Indiana Jones!
Historical Fiction Amazon Best Seller Thriller
Joey is the great-grandson of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the original Mona Lisa in 1911. Along with his girlfriend, Marie, an art connoisseur, he stumbles across his father’s secret room, and finds himself staring at what he thinks is a replica of da Vinci’s most famous masterpiece.
BUT IT IS NO FAKE
The Louvre has kept this secret for over one hundred years, waiting for the original to come to light, and now they want it back at any cost.
With Marie held hostage and the Louvre curator and his men hot on his trail, Joey is left to run for his life in an unfamiliar city, with the priceless Mona Lisa his only bargaining chip. While formulating a plan to get Marie back with the help from an unexpected quarter, Joey discovers hidden secrets within the painting, secrets which, if made public, could change the world forever.
“Author Rick McCormick offers a page-turner, a nail-biter, a tale of terror and intrigue so disturbing and upsetting that – full disclosure – it will keep you up at night. For all of its darkness and rage, however, The Fifth Plane is ultimately a tale that affirms life and offers testimony to the resilience of the human spirit.”
–Prof. Richard Walter, Screenwriting Chairman,
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
An Iraqi woman, whose family was killed by American soldiers, must help the F.B.I. find the terrorists from the fifth 9/11 plane before they can attack the U.S.
How can a social worker cope, who goes to work one day and after eleven years on the job, find himself overwhelmed by a mother who fights to keep her newborn? This social worker, Grey, arrives at the maternity ward to take away a newborn withdrawing from cocaine due to its mother’s addiction. Grey does not expect the mother to fight back for her baby, nor the nurses and doctors to disapprove of what he is doing. What happens next unravels his life as he fights to keep his sanity and his job.
When Grey reaches his tipping point, another worker sets out to destroy his position at work. She maneuvers to gain his seniority, and she does the most terrible thing to him that could happen to a social worker. Grey, who has dedicated years of his life helping remove abused and neglected children from dangerous homes, finds himself surrounded by a destructive force so terrible that he is convinced he will die.
Grey is forced to go to a place where few others dare to go. When he finally meets his enemy face-to-face, he discovers a broken place in himself he must triumph over in order to take away her power. Through his self-discovery, he finds adventure, love, passion, and power in unexpected places. He finds hidden gems of life that surround everyone if they only dare to take a risk.
She wants to be left alone. He is determined to protect her.
Will circumstances bring them together or tear them apart?
Samantha Taylor has lost all those dearest to her…her parents, her brother, and now the grandfather who raised her. When his will is read and some of his secrets come to light, Sam finds herself back in Misty Lake, Minnesota, a place that holds countless happy memories but, as she quickly discovers, just as many questions.
Jake McCabe, Misty Lake’s sheriff, is as curious as anyone about the town’s newest resident but it isn’t until Sam becomes the victim of a particularly cruel vandal that he meets her and gets a look at the house that has everyone in town talking.
As Jake races to keep Sam safe from the escalating attacks, he also works to break down the wall she has built around herself and to convince her that a life without love isn’t a life at all.
Misty Lake is the first stand-alone book in the clean, romantic suspense series called “entertaining and engaging.” If you like small towns, big families, and happy endings, you’ll love getting to know the McCabes of Misty Lake, Minnesota. Get your copy today and join the fun!
All Elle wants is a little land to call her own. And she has earned it, finding a measure of peace on a lonely isle near the bottom of the Florida Keys. But others have their own designs, especially Billy, her deadbeat, absent husband who could show up any time to claim her or maliciously destroy what he cannot have.
In 1935, as Labor Day approaches, a storm is brewing that will alter Elle’s life and the landscape of the Florida Keys forever. How far will Elle go to protect the little that she has? And if she does the unimaginable, can she keep her freedom?
In the great depression of the 1930’s, No Name Key is still unconnected to the mainland; wild weather, desperate characters and treacherous swamp, a woman has got to use all her strength just to survive.
Set against the backdrop of the 1935 Labor Day hurricane in the Florida Keys, a desperate Elle puts Billy on the last ferry out, on the morning of the storm.
Or did she?
Mrs. Rowlands, Billy’s wealthy paramour believes that Billy may have suffered an even worse fate. But just what did she see, and what will she find out?
Praise for No Name Key
After a prank lands him in serious trouble, Malcolm Hernandez, a sixteen-year-old boy, is shipped off to live with his grandparents while his mother attempts to save him from expulsion and criminal charges. Malcolm believes the stay will be easy—a vacation with milk and cookies and tales from the past. His hopes, however, are shattered when he bumps heads with his grandfather, Ronald O’Donnell—a stern, violent man with a sinister past.
Ronald plans on disciplining his grandson in order to ‘save’ him from himself. He is not afraid of abusing him, either. He will physically, emotionally, and mentally break him.
Jon Athan, the author of The Abuse of Ashley Collins, invites you to stay at grandfather’s house to witness true human horror.
WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence, including violence towards children. This book is about abuse—emotional, physical, and mental. This book does not contain any explicit sex scenes, but it does discuss sexual abuse. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled.
For Blake Beck, it proves to be no ordinary day when he finds a razor blade in the morning mail. As Director of Black Ops within the CAC, Blake hardly expected the morning mail to include a letter from his boss telling him to kill himself.
The razor blade is intended to be Blake’s ticket to Shades – the realm beyond life where all souls go to await their celestial paperwork. Following his instincts to save himself, Blake soon finds himself caught in the frontlines of the age-old war between Dæth, the ruler of Shades, and Mr. Ferre, the first undead.
As the uncovering of a mystical medieval manuscript threatens to turn the tide of the war, Blake has no choice but to embark on a fateful hunt to secure the manuscript’s hidden secrets, while his old nemesis Vincenzo looms in the shadows, out to claim the secrets first. Unfortunately, the resurfacing of Blake’s one true love, as well as his own sense of right and wrong, threatens to put an end to his endeavors as Blake discovers that he is merely a pawn in the chess game of gods…
– About the Author –
Anders Rauff-Nielsen is an award-winning Danish game designer and fiction writer who has made an international career working with games, storytelling and world-building since 2006 – a career based on a lifelong passion for stories and games, supported by a master’s degree in Philosophy and History.
His previous work as a writer includes three years of writing fiction for the international hit trading card game Chaotic, a how-to book on story-telling and role-playing games, and the groundbreaking augmented reality fantasy adventure Noorhjem. In 2015, he was invited by the Danish Cultural Agency, under the Danish Ministry of Culture, to help investigate the future of digital literature.
For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Scott Sigler, from a #1 bestselling Kindle author.
An infection that consumes and changes people…
When an alien entity lands in the remote Appalachian Mountains, a clairvoyant psychology professor, a drunken dirt farmer, and a disillusioned tycoon must team up to stop it before the infection spreads.
But with Windshake’s annual spring festival coming, the town is full of visitors, unaware of the unnatural menace creeping toward them from the woods…
“Hold onto your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off.”- J.A. Konrath, ORIGIN
“Always surprises and always entertains.”- Jonathan Maberry, PATIENT ZERO and ROT & RUIN
“A gallery of fine characters, a remote location, and an alien entity bent on feeding. Nicholson has cooked up a perfect tale from this simple recipe, and the result will fill your dreams.”–William Meikle, author of THE INVASION and THE VALLEY
“A fresh and true voice that will affect you, disturb you, enrage you, or make you laugh. He will not, however, leave you cold.”–Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of the Dune series
The Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestseller.
In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son’s red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year – a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned.
His body was never recovered.
Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again…
… until Aiden returns.
Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken.
As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime?
It’s Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable.
This dark and disturbing psychological novel is a page-turner you will not be able to put down.
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To live, I must tempt the angels of death.
A fae like me shouldn’t have to hide her power. But in the world of the Great Nightmare, magic makes me a target. It’s been eighteen months since the angels of the apocalypse ripped our world apart.
Now, I’ve gotten the chance to fight back against the terrifyingly seductive angels. I’ve joined a secret organization of spies known as the Order. And I’m going undercover in the angels’ court.
Problem is, I have to pretend to be someone I’m not: an alluring succubus. If I don’t fool them, the fate of the world will lie in ruins.
I can’t let that happen. The angels tried to destroy my world. Now it’s my turn to unleash my powers–and ravage theirs.