Category: Action/Adventure

Dream State: K. Z. Howell

Jen leaned against the shower wall, the heat from the streaming water relieving some of the tension from the chase and the long ride. The feel of the water cascading down her body was, in some small way, a reminder that despite the hardship of the last 24 hours she was still alive. It also freed her mind from the urgency of her fight or flight mentality and sent her thoughts careening wildly through her sleep deprived mind.
Where was Will?
What happened at the canyon that had allowed her to escape?
Why did a cold ball of ice form in her gut whenever her thoughts turned to her husband?
The fear and uncertainty of his fate at the hands of the armed men that had hunted them through the desert rocks came back now. It came back with a vengeance that dropped her to her knees under the relentless stream of liquid doubt. It wasn’t until the water began to turn cold that the tears and the awful shaking ended and she could unwrap herself from her fetal position and stand on quivering legs. Her hands shook as she dried off and put on a t-shirt from her bag.
Wills shirt.
Even through the days of being folded in a drawer and even more stuffed into a bag, it smelled of him. The smell was at once a comfort and a curse. It brought the image of his face into sharp focus in her memory and gave her comfort in its familiar scent. It also cursed her with his absence and brought fresh saltiness to her cheeks at the missing part of her soul. She did not feel the cold, hard tile beneath her feet as she stared at the small bed. Her mind refused to tell her legs to get under the sheet and lay her head on the pillow. She ached for sleep but knew that in that sleep she would find answers and suddenly she didn’t want them. For what seemed like hours she stood, mesmerized by the thought of never sleeping again and going on in blissful ignorance. She imagined Will walking through the door, smiling ashamedly as he explained that it had all been a huge misunderstanding. That the armed men had merely been out for target practice and had no interest in the two of them. In her mind they laughed in embarrassment at their epic overreaction and many years later told their children of the silly desert adventure they had had many years before.
It was with a sadness she could not explain that Jen drew back the sheet and lay her body on the mattress. She laid her head on the pillow, alone for the first time in 4 years.

Bishop’s War

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R. A. Hines has created a new hero for thriller and action readers everywhere.
Bishops War begins with a look at what made a Special Forces hero and doesn’t let up at all throughout the story. John Bishop shows his grit and determination in every battle scene and his humanity when it comes to family and friends. The theme of honor and duty to country and family permeates the tale and is driven home with every shot fired.

The bonds of family and military brotherhood are explored in depth under the brutal conditions of combat and R. A. Hines high intensity style shows them in all their blood soaked glory.

Bishops War is the story for anyone looking for a high energy, action packed read. If you’re a fan of Tom Clancy or Stephen Hunter you’ll love Bishops War.

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Down To Sheol by M.T. White

The characters are believable and the dialog driven style showcases the plot very well. It reminded me of the old style detective novels I read years ago, but brought into a modern day setting.

Down to Sheol is a dark crime thriller set in rural Texas.

When Jack McGregor refuses to sell his land he ends up dead under suspicious circumstances.

Corrupt D.A. Michael Kubicek just needed to cover up the killing committed by his in-laws, the violent Chambers brothers. Decadent real estate developer Jimmy Morgan just needed to pay off Jack’s feeble sister so he could turn the land into a thriving, monetary oasis. They thought their troubles were over with the coverup in place and the deed in hand.

They were very wrong. Trouble arrived on a bus and it wanted answers.

They didn’t count on Jack’s son Clayton, an Army vet returning full of distrust and a hair trigger. They didn’t count on Bree Morgan, Jimmy’s wife and Clayton’s ex-girlfriend. And they didn’t count on Clayton and Bree joining forces. As Clayton investigates, he crosses paths with the Chambers’ and discovers there’s more to his father’s death than meets the eye while Jimmy stumbles upon Bree’s secret plan.

When the guns come out, everyone is caught in the crossfire.

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Bishop’s War

R. A. Hines has created a new hero for thriller and action readers everywhere.
Bishops War begins with a look at what made a Special Forces hero and doesn’t let up at all throughout the story. John Bishop shows his grit and determination in every battle scene and his humanity when it comes to family and friends. The theme of honor and duty to country and family permeates the tale and is driven home with every shot fired.

The bonds of family and military brotherhood are explored in depth under the brutal conditions of combat and R. A. Hines high intensity style shows them in all their blood soaked glory.

Bishops War is the story for anyone looking for a high energy, action packed read. If you’re a fan of Tom Clancy or Stephen Hunter you’ll love Bishops War.

Read the preview of Bishop’s War here,