The Latest Aviation Thriller From New York Times Bestselling Author John Nance!
On takeoff from Denver during a winter blizzard, an airliner piloted by veteran Captain Marty Mitchell overruns a commuter plane from behind. Bizarrely, the fuselage of the smaller aircraft is tenuously wedged onto the huge right wing of his Boeing 757, leading Mitchell to an impossible life-or-death choice.
Mitchell’s decision will land the former military pilot in the cross-hairs of a viciously ambitious district attorney determined to send him to prison for doing his job. Despondent and deeply wounded by what he sees as betrayal by the system, Mitchell at first refuses to defend himself or even assist the corporate lawyer forced against her will to represent him.
Pitted against the prosecutorial prowess of flamboyant Denver DA Grant Richardson, who is using Mitchell’s case to audition for a presidential appointment as a U.S. attorney, is young defense attorney Judith Winston. Her lack of experience in criminal cases could mean the end of Mitchell’s freedom, if he doesn’t end his own life first. However, a rising level of gritty determination even her law partners have never witnessed before, propels Winston to lay it all on the table to save Mitchell and expose Richardson as a fraud.
16 SOULS takes the reader for a wild ride in a heart-stopping aviation and legal thriller propelled by irresistible characters, an agonizingly possible airborne dilemma, and a desperate refusal both in the air and in the courtroom to give up in the face of devastating odds.
“In the air, or in a courtroom, nobody writes a better thriller than John J. Nance.”–New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson
After a government sanctioned hit goes spectacularly wrong, Mossad agent Thomas is blamed for the mission’s failure by his superiors, ousted before completing his very first job. Desperate to prove himself, Thomas accepts an offer from his former handler, Yakov, to assassinate Jacob Okonjo, the head of the African Union. It seems Jacob is allowing certain parties to control Africa’s lucrative diamond trade, and in doing so has made some powerful enemies. But like that Mossad hit-team caught on camera in Dubi a few years back, how is Thomas supposed to terminate such a prominent figure without being caught on CCTV? The answer: to work undercover as a room-service waiter at a top London hotel, where, in a few months’ time, Jacob Okonjo will be staying. It’s the perfect plan. Jacob is to be administered an untraceable poison, and afterwards, even if there is an investigation, a trusted member of staff like Thomas will be above suspicion. That’s the idea, anyway. In the meantime, he’s to suffer month after month of boring, menial employment, serving rich, famous people dinner, when he should be making a name for himself amongst the intelligence community. Because you can bet this never happened to Bond or Bourne. Never had to work for tips, subjugating themselves like some average, everyday citizen…
A CIA agent and a group of American defense experts are tasked with stopping a Chinese invasion. But not every one of them intend for America to win…
*****The first book in the USA Today Bestselling Series*****
Praise for The War Planners Series:
“Finally, a fresh plot appears…”
“As a huge fan of Tom Clancy, this was close…”
“Thrilling story. Incredibly well written so couldn’t put it down. Great mix of wonderful character development and amazing technical military information.”
David Manning is an analyst working for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s private equity firm. His job is to learn about new technology that might have applications beneficial to the US military and intelligence communities. David’s life is consumed by his family and his work, with little excitement.
Until the day he is taken from outside his Northern Virginia home. Blindfolded and thrown into the cabin of an unmarked jet. On that day, his life changed forever…
For half a world away, on a remote tropical island, Lena Chou has plans for David. A beautiful and deadly government agent, Lena is gathering many such experts together. The countdown has begun. China – owner of the largest army in the world – will invade the United States of America. A war is coming to American soil, and Lena’s team will draw up the invasion plans. Whether they want to or not…
The War Planners is a chillingly realistic vision of modern war and espionage. With well-rounded characters, electrifying action, and unpredictable twists, it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
Deep beneath the ocean lies the secret of human origins.
A discovery with the power to change history.
Or wipe us from the earth.
For over a decade, archaeologist Dr. Martin Anders has searched in vain for proof of the fabled continent of Atlantis. After raising a puzzling artifact from the ocean floor, Anders gets more than he bargained for. It is a piece of modern technology thousands of years old.
To unlock its origins, Anders and a small team of scientists and Ex-Special Forces will travel to a distant land shrouded in mystery and surrounded by creatures long extinct.
But they aren’t alone. An ancient order is close behind. And they’re determined to hide a secret they believe man was never meant to know.
The stakes for the human race couldn’t be higher. What awaits could answer one of humanity’s oldest questions, or lead to its extinction.
A fast-paced archaeological thriller that will make you question everything you think you know. For fans of James Rollins, A.G. Riddle and Preston & Child.
12,000 years ago, the human race underwent a dramatic and inexplicable shift. Seemingly overnight, our species transitioned from nomadic hunter-gatherers to sedentary farmers and before long, to the architects of modern civilization. It’s a mystery that has left scientists utterly bewildered.
…a quantum computer more powerful than all other computers ever created…combined
…a madman seeking to destroy civilization with a computer virus targeting the Internet of Things
…a brilliant but reclusive geneticist determined to solve one of the great mysteries of all time
…and Oreste Pax, inventor of the augmented/virtual reality glasses used all over the world
Pax is now the head of Omnitech, the biggest company in the world. But despite all his success, he is facing a shareholder revolt and could soon lose control of the company he founded. His only hope lies with a project he hopes will transform human cognition, and convince his doubters he is still the visionary leader he once was.
But when a massive computer virus attacks the fragile bonds holding society together, Pax is torn away from his concerns to face a much greater problem. A group of people possessing technology far ahead of its time will force him to make a decision that will affect the entire human race. The choice of what to do is his, and his alone.
A clever, compelling vision of the future, “The Infinet” is a speculative fiction thriller that can’t be missed!
Private investigator and forensic accountant Katerina Carter uncovers a sinister connection between blood diamonds and organized crime. Then two company employees are brutally murdered and her investigation becomes much more dangerous than she had ever imagined. Can she can stay alive long enough to expose the real criminals…or will her first case be her last?
The Nameless One … lies but does not rest … dreams but does not wake … waits but does not tire
The Lost Tomb of the First Emperor of China is about to be discovered. But the Emperor is a powerful Taoist sorcerer who discovered the Elixir of Life and drank too deep. He sleeps in his mighty tomb, guarded by rivers of mercury, Terracotta Warriors, and a Quicksilver Dragon ready to rise again and resume his quest; to conquer heaven.
In 2042, James Martin had become a member of the Presidential Caucus, a band of four powerful men charged with the responsibility of governing the United States of America. But that wasn’t good enough for James because he had bigger plans. America was just his stepping stone to the ultimate goal, which was to become the most powerful man in the world.
James Martin studied totalitarianism his whole life. To make his dream a reality, he crafted a detailed plan which required him to balance multiple personalities, collude with foreign governments, murder friends and enemies, and threaten almost everyone who got in his way.
All of this takes place in the foreground and aftermath of World War III. After America is attacked, both coastlines experience significant death and destruction. Almost half the country flees to a safe zone located between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains. A new Capitol is established in Nashville, TN. This is the “The New America.”
While the country was secretly being taken hostage, we are introduced to A.J. Robertson. A son of a U.S. Army veteran, A.J. was well schooled in how to be a leader and warrior. He was also taught that the two most important things after religion were family and country. A.J. was destined to follow in his father’s military footsteps and became a Navy SEAL.
In Annapolis, A.J. became one of the four “Paladins”, a group of four midshipmen who bonded for a particular cause. Fate brought them together, but it was up to them to fulfill their destiny. Little did they know their defining moment would lead them into a battle with an American dictator.
The Paladins learned of James Martin’s plans from high-level contacts embedded within the Federal Government. With precious little time, A.J. recruits a team of 50 brave Navy SEALs to take part in “Operation Eagle Restoration.”
Will it be too late to save the nation from tyranny? The outcome can only be black and white. It’s freedom or suppression. It’s kill or be killed. There is no middle ground. A.J. and his team don’t know if they will be successful, but they do know failure is not an option.
Why does this story need to be told?
The story is very relevant to what is going on in the world today. Suspected collusion, power struggles, concerns about nuclear war, and never-ending corruption. It’s not just ominous, but it also stokes the fears we all have within our hearts and minds.
But more importantly, the story is an uplifting tale which re-establishes faith in the American spirit. It doesn’t matter how impossible the task is or how dire the circumstances are. If people band together for a common cause and believe in something, the impossible can become a reality.
A juvenile delinquent chases his dream to build the greatest aircraft in history–and the world tries to stop him. A rising political star runs from her childhood dream–and the world encourages her on. A self-loathing geneticist hides below the streets of Las Vegas–and rebels against the whole world. An artist tries to make his father proud–at the cost of everything he loves.
When all four lives collide, each must make a choice. And the world will never be the same.
Quote from the back cover:
Alexa counted her shallow breaths. “Roble, what…what is it you need?”
He pulled his arrowhead out from his shirt and rubbed it. “I don’t need to hear how scary the world is and how I shouldn’t try anything. I don’t need to know how much suffering there is out there,” he pointed out the window, “or how bad I should feel about it. What I need…” he looked up, his grey eyes pleading, “…is to see someone who is still happy after growing up.”
Lowering his head, he added, “I need to see living, Ms. Patra, because I actually want to live.”
Quote from inside:
The East China Sea glistened like an endless glass sheet. The F-22 Raptor Super Kai flashed just above its surface, ripping twin aerated water plumes into the air.
A grey destroyer sat broadside in the water just ahead. Roble hurtled toward its bow without slowing.
Crossing above the ship, the jet’s sonic shockwave rocked sailors to the deck as if Roble’s soul had exploded through their bodies. Sea spray from the wake doused the ship’s hull like an exclamation point.
Advisory: This novel contains sex, drugs, and fighter jets.