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The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files Book 1)

The first novel in Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross's witty Laundry Files series. Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob's under a desk restoring lost data. Read more

Men in Black meets Hellraiser in this rollicking mash-up of urban fantasy and cosmic horror from four-time Bram Stoker Award-Winning author Tim Waggoner.

Creatures from dark dimensions infesting your home? Demonic beings trying to drive you insane? Alien gods attempting to destroy your universe?

Just call Maintenance.

This underpaid and overworked secret organization is dedicated to battling forces that seek to speed up Entropy and hasten the Omniverse’s inevitable death.

Neal Hudson is a twenty-year veteran of Maintenance. A surveyor who drives through the streets of Ash Creek, Ohio constantly scanning for the deadly energy known as Corruption. Since the death of his previous partner, Neal prefers to work alone, and he’s not happy when he’s assigned to mentor a rookie.

But they better learn to get along fast.

The Multitude, a group of godlike beings who seek to increase Entropy at every opportunity, are creating an Atrocity Engine. This foul magical device can destroy the Earth, and they don’t care how many innocent lives it takes to build it. (Spoiler alert: It’s a lot!)

Just another day on the job…

Rex Brandon : Death Warriors (Rex Brandon, Jungle Hunter)

Rex Brandon : Death Warriors (Rex Brandon, Jungle Hunter)
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“FANS OF TARZAN AND DOC SAVAGE WILL FEEL RIGHT AT HOME WITH REX BRANDON.” — PAPERBACKWARRIOR.COM

When geologist and big game hunter Rex Brandon set off into the African jungle to prospect for a rare mineral, he knew he would face dangers. Two previous expeditions on the same mission had never returned. George Traski brought back rich samples from the deep interior — but refused to say where he had found them. Instead, he insisted on mounting a second expedition for a more detailed survey. Then he vanished …
More recently, Professor Shaw and his daughter had followed in Traski’s footsteps … and never came back either. So Brandon decided the time had come for him to search for the mineral deposit, and locate the missing explorers. But he little realised to what horrors and dangers his own safari would be exposed …

Transmutation Texas (WATCHER of the DAMNED: WATCHER Book 1)

Transmutation Texas (WATCHER of the DAMNED: WATCHER Book 1)
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In a World gone Viral, a Hero shall Arise – join the Revolution with WATCHER of the DAMNED!

The Happening wreaked havoc as Humanity got a hard reset from a deadly gender-cidal Virus – and for TransMutated Survivors like The Watcher, life in Post-Apocalyptic Texas just got a whole lot bloodier and a whole lot lonelier. In a cyberpunk Wild West gone awry, The Watcher was a Rebel without a clue under the System: a brutal, high-tech Social Construct engineered to serve the Enlightened and oppress the Damned. But that’s all about to change, thanks to a cheeky chaos agent named Rose…

Now The Watcher must lead a Revolution to save Rose from the System He helped create, or Rose will die – and Humanity will die with her.

Fight the System – Join the Revolution – with WATCHER of the DAMNED!

in the same universe : Trail of Travail (Watcher of the Damned: Wanderer Book 1)

Harry Kenmare, PI – At Your Service

PI Harry Kenmare loves gorgeous women, fine wine, and Irish whiskey. And he loves to see justice done. He’s old school: results matter, methods don’t, and political correctness can go to hell, along with the corrupt Establishment.

The seven stories collected here have Harry doing what he does best and telling it to you himself, as he goes hard, very hard, at work and at play.

In these PI cases, Harry gets down and dirty across Sydney society, from the supposedly respectable to the openly seedy. He mixes it up with an obscenely colourful cast of characters: bikies, druggies, sensational strippers, corrupt cops, triads, and even a paedophilic politician, to name a few. Harry takes on the city, dishing out his loving, his hatred, and a truckload of brutal karma.

Dark, debauched, and disturbing, Harry Kenmare’s world is a high-octane thrill ride for hard-core crime fiction addicts. But you’ll need to buckle up and bite down. Only readers with cast-iron fortitude need apply!

Muscle: A novella

Muscle: A novella
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One fight.

Anything goes.

Everything to lose.

Everything Frankie Collins has in life depends on his ability to fight.

So when he’s drawn into a feud with a violent gangster, he decides to settle things the old fashioned way – with a one-on-one street fight.

But as the day of reckoning approaches and the pressure takes its toll, Frankie realises that the real fight isn’t with the gangster, but with himself.

Lost Causes

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IF YOU LIKE JAMES BOND, JASON BOURNE OR JACK BAUER, THEN YOU”RE GOING TO LOVE JOHN BUCHAN!

John Buchan is a relic from a bygone age, a man constantly at odds with the modern world; a man who finds sanctuary in the only role that brings him peace of mind – as an assassin for a top-secret British government agency called the Mill. Specializing in what they call ‘ungentlemanly warfare’, its operatives are instructed to kill their targets wherever they find them, irrespective of boundaries, laws, jurisdictions or circumstances. Day-to-day, Buchan lives a simple, anonymous life in the Belgian countryside, restlessly roaming the battlefields of the Western Front in an attempt to kill time. All the while he waits patiently for the message that will signal the start of his next mission. It’s a message that will arrive, the way it always does, hidden within the solutions of the Daily Telegraph’s cryptic crossword puzzle. And when it does arrive, it’s like he’s been reborn, because in Buchan’s world being on a mission is the only time when things really make sense; the only time he feels truly alive. He barely remembers the time before he was recruited by the Mill.

His name wasn’t John Buchan then. In those days he was known as Charlie Hook, a happy-go-lucky, rugby-playing, ex-Rhodesian Light Infantry trooper turned Gurkha officer with an eye for the girls. But Charlie Hook is long dead, and so too are his memories of the events that led to him becoming a professional killing machine. Buchan is getting older now. Retirement beckons, but the man he calls Control has one last mission for him. It involves a ruthless army of some of the world’s worst terrorists, an equally ruthless drug lord, an enormous hurricane and seemingly unsurmountable odds. But it also offers Buchan a last, desperate chance to take revenge on those that took his young life – and love – away from him all those years ago, and he plans to go out with a bang.

Set against a backdrop of unprecedented worldwide socio-political upheaval, Lost Causes is an old-style thriller that moves from the modern-day Ypres Salient and London to the badlands of Northern Ireland and the exotic but deadly jungles of southern Mexico. Mixing the kind of plot found in an Ian Fleming novel with the unashamed masculinity of an Alistair Maclean or Wilbur Smith hero and the tough, muscular prose of Mickey Spillane, Lost Causes is a startlingly intelligent and original work that interweaves dramatic action, sudden violence, stunning plot twists and subtle humour to entertain and inform in equal measure. It will especially appeal to anyone bored by the stale unambitious writing, and inane, politically-correct sensitivities of so many modern novels; as well as anyone looking to understand the sinister and dangerous forces that have plagued our lives for decades and which now threaten to destroy our civilization altogether.

Richard Nichols studied philosophy and psychology at Edinburgh University. He was a businessman for several years before turning his hand to writing. He enjoys watching rugby and visiting battlefields. He hates crossword puzzles.

Sledge vs. The Labyrinth

SLEDGE. “THE ULTIMATE ANTI-HERO.” – Horror Reads

When his former lover, Kiira, finds herself the target of a mysterious dark web assassin network, modern-day gladiator, Einarr “Sledge” Laukkanen, embarks on a blood-spattered mission to uncover who lurks at its heart. But as he bludgeons his way down to its lowest depths, one thing becomes terrifyingly clear:

NO ONE ESCAPES THE LABYRINTH . . .

“THINK REACHER. BUT MEANER AND LEANER.” – EC Greaves, author of Daughter of the Beast

“HORVATH WRITES WITH THE STACCATO PRECISION OF ‘50S NOIR.” – Coy Hall, author of The Promise of Plague Wolves

“A BONE-CRUNCHING ACTION FLICK WITH ALL THE SMOOTH NUANCE AND NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE OF A GREAT NOIR MASTERPIECE.” – K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite 5-star review

“SHARP-WITTED, BLOOD-DRENCHED, AND MOVES WITH THE SPEED OF TRACER FIRE. THIS IS THE ONE ACTION FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.” – Dave Buzan, author of In the Lair of Legends

“PUNCHY, UNPREDICTABLE, AND HUMOROUS IN THE DARKEST OF WAYS.” – Beard of Darkness Book Reviews

The Demon’s Dagger: A Noir Urban Fantasy Novella (Alexander Southerland, P.I.)

Once he checked in, checking out became an obsession!

Crawford the were-rat checks into a shady hotel and promptly stumbles over a dead man. A mysterious troll is obsessed with finding the dagger that killed him—a dagger possessed by a demon! The demon denies that he is a demon and is obsessed with regaining his freedom. Meanwhile, the hotel’s night clerk is obsessed with the hooker on the third floor. Crawford is obsessed with what’s in the hooker’s room: a solid gold statuette of a demon-slaying goddess! Crawford has checked in, but, when obsessions collide, does he have any hope of checking out?

Content Advisory: This book is intended for a mature audience. It contains misogynistic characters, language, and acts. It also contains graphic violence (including violence against women), smoking, drinking, drug use, graphic sexual acts, and crude language and images.

 

One Lash to Kill

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John Lash didn’t have many friends…and the ones he did have were worth killing for!

John Lash is a second story man. A prowler. A master thief. A criminal.

He doesn’t have many friends…and now he has one less.

When his best friend is murdered, Lash will go to any lengths to find and punish the guilty. He will work hand-in-hand with the police, who would love to put him away for life. He will make a deal with the cowboy-turned arms smuggler. He will even partner with the devil himself, a cartel kingpin looking for the Holy Grail, just to get his revenge.

Entangled with his friend’s beautiful sister and the drug lord’s gorgeous niece, Lash will have plenty of distractions on his mission…if all the flying lead doesn’t put a premature end to his hunt!

Pulp crime laced with action, One Lash to Kill is a throwback to a bygone era of paperback publishing. It’s packed with all the sex and violence those yellowed titles promised, delivered in a short, taut story that moves at the pace of a freight train. If modern thrillers are too “safe” for you, step into John Lash’s world. You might be surprised at what you find.

Highballs and High Kicks (The Bartender Book 1)

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A deadly fight club in San Francisco just made their first mistake…they hired a new bartender!

Beneath a dive bar in San Francisco lies a secret club…a fight club where the city’s tech elite can pay to watch the dregs of society fight lethal deathmatches. It’s a slaughter every Saturday night! The victims are nameless. The police disinterested. And no one seems to be able to stop them.

Until they hired the wrong bartender.

Brodie isn’t a cop. She’s just a bartender. But she was friends with Lewis Tanner, one of the fight club’s victims. Now she’s going to tear them apart from the inside. She mixes a mean Tom Collins…and an even meaner spin kick!

A new series from the mind of R. J. Calder, the creator of Frenzi, The Bartender is fast-paced action from start to finish. If you’re a fan of the low-budget direct-to-video action flicks of the 90s, this was made for you! This novella is 20,000 words of martial arts soaked thrills! A cocktail of fists, fury, and bullets!