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“An exciting New Zealand outdoors adventure!” That’s how Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp describes the new release, crime-based adventure High Country Contract, written by Lance & James Morcan and published this week by Sterling Gate Books.

Harp’s Amazon review follows (below) unabridged:

 

High Country Contract

Crime-based adventure resonates with critic.

 

The Morcans know how to deliver intrigue, both on scientific subjects and most assuredly on suspense thrillers. They invite us in with their story with and introduction to New Zealand and the chief character Arch Quaid:

‘Twenty-five-year-old Arch Quaid along with other MOEs (Members of the Unemployed) surveyed the latest job vacancies at Work and Income New Zealand’s Christchurch office. It was a routine he’d become used to since winter’s arrival had seen unskilled workers like himself laid off. He wasn’t sure if it was his imagination, but the number of unemployed seemed to increase each day and the list of vacancies seemed to decrease proportionately…Resigned to remaining unemployed for another day at least, the young Kiwi left the WINZ office and headed for a nearby café that currently served as his home away from home…’

With that flavor of credible authenticity the story proceeds – we learn that Arch endured an injury to his right leg while yearning to launch a rugby career, and that he is a loner following a family schism.

He meets Sam Bartlett who presents him with a deer culling contract on a high country property bordering the Southern Alps (named Rocky Mountain High), he meets the Maori girl Janine, and the story begins. Or as the authors describe it, ‘Young Kiwi drifter Arch Quaid thinks he has landed the contract of his life when he’s hired to cull deer on a high country property in the South Island of New Zealand. He quickly changes his mind when he discovers he’s the hunted, not the hunter. Caught up in the middle of it all is his new love Janine, a beautiful Maori girl, who will likely be the killer’s next target if Arch doesn’t overcome the most daunting of odds.’

This is a tense thriller, beautifully written with wholly credible characters and many twists and turns that keep the reader magnetized. HIGH COUNTRY CONTRACT proves once again that the Morcans are a very fine writing team.

This is a tale that pleads to be a film – and perhaps that will happen, as James is also a screenwriter! Highly recommended. -Grady Harp

 

High Country Contract can be viewed on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VWP6FHD/  

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Los Angeles-based reviewer Grady Harp is the author of WAR SONGS, an artist representative, gallery owner, writer of essays and articles on Figurative and all Representational art for museum catalogues and for travelling exhibitions.

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Hall of Famer Grady Harp.

In his words: “My passion is for Figurative painting and in that role I gladly accept the opportunity of introducing both experienced and inexperienced eyes to the joy of the visual arts. In painting and sculpture, in music, and in literature I am ever on the alert for the new and promising geniuses of tomorrow. I feel the future of the arts is in the journey toward finding Beauty.”

More about Grady Harp at: http://fictionaut.com/users/grady-harp

 

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Our new release crime-based adventure HIGH COUNTRY CONTRACT has been launched on Amazon. Set in The Lord of the Rings  territory in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, it’s aimed at lovers of crime, action, adventure, thrillers, romance and wilderness survival tales.

 

High Country Contract

Available now on Amazon.

 

Young Kiwi drifter Arch Quaid thinks he has landed the contract of his life when he’s hired to cull deer on a high country property in the South Island of New Zealand. He quickly changes his mind when he discovers he’s the hunted, not the hunter.

Caught up in the middle of it all is his new love Janine, a beautiful Maori girl, who will likely be the killer’s next target if Arch doesn’t overcome the most daunting of odds.

 

HIGH COUNTRY CONTRACT is brought to you by Lance and James Morcan, the writers of The Ninth Orphan, Silent Fear, Into the Americas, The Dogon Initiative, White Spirit  and Fiji: A Novel.

This new release can be viewed here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VWP6FHD/

 

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High Country Contract

A book for lovers of action, adventure, romance.

Young Kiwi drifter Arch Quaid thinks he has landed the contract of his life when he’s hired to cull deer on a high country property in the South Island of New Zealand. He quickly changes his mind when he discovers he’s the hunted, not the hunter.

Arch is forced to perform some dark deeds to survive. It all comes to a head when his fiancée Janine, a beautiful Maori girl, tells him to report his deeds to the police or their wedding is off.

HIGH COUNTRY CONTRACT is brought to you by the authors of the action-adventure novel THE DOGON INITIATIVE and the historical adventure novels WHITE SPIRIT and INTO THE AMERICAS. All published by Sterling Gate Books.

For an advance viewing of the book on Goodreads go to: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47164547-high-country-contract

 

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The thriller novel THE ORPHAN UPRISING (The Orphan Trilogy, Book 3)  is described by Welcome Home Soldier Reviews as “A heart tearing, mind splitting, gut churning crusade.” 

Here’s what other reviewers are saying about this novel:

★★★★★ “The Law and Order like twists keep you on the edge of your seat. An extreme roller coaster ride of emotions awaits the reader.” -My Scribe World

★★★★★ “A Finale Worthy of Your Attention.” -Greg Kuhn (author & quantum physicist)

★★★★★ “Great end to a great series.” -Lynelle Clark (author of ‘A Pirate’s Wife’)

★★★★ “Does not disappoint.” -C9C Reviews

★★★★★A well-written and suspense-filled thriller.” -J.B. DiNizo (author of ‘Comingsand Goings’)

★★★★★ “Fast paced action and an extremely thought provoking premise” -Phoenix Book Review

 

The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy Book 3) by [Morcan, James, Morcan, Lance]

Third book in series a gut churning crusade says one critic.

 

THE ORPHAN UPRISING (The Orphan Trilogy, #3) is available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFC66DM/

 

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THE ORPHAN FACTORY (The Orphan Trilogy Book 2)  is an epic, atmospheric story that begins with 23 genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago’s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the Amazon jungle. It’s also the prequel to The Ninth Orphan, the first book in the bestselling trilogy.

 

The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy Book 2) by [Morcan, James, Morcan, Lance]

For fans of the thriller genre.

 

★★★★★  “An eerily relevant lesson in our media-saturated world.” -Gapers Block Book Club, Chicago, Illinois

 

THE ORPHAN FACTORY (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)  is exclusive to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/  

 

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Book one in the international thriller series The Orphan Trilogy  continues to attract the plaudits of Amazon reviewers.

★★★★★ “Every twist and turn that you can imagine” -Holy Smoley Book Review

★★★★ “This book is fast paced, and I mean fast” -C9C Reviews

★★★★★ “This psychological thriller really kept me on the edge of my seat!” -Susan M. Heim, bestselling author of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series

★★★★★ “A fantastic spy thriller” -A Made Up Story Book Reviews

★★★★ “A Cloak and Dagger Grand Prix” -The Kindle Book Review

★★★★★ “Moves at the speed of a runaway train” -J.R. Rogers (author of ‘Doomed Spy’)

★★★★★ “What makes The Ninth Orphan stand out from other thrillers is its intelligent handling of its themes. Like Kazuo Ishiguro’s haunting novel, Never Let Me Go, The Ninth Orphan taps into our fascination with the possibilities of genetic selection, and the consequences it may bring. Throw in a pinch of romance and the suggestion of political shadow organizations that may or may not operate in the real world, and you have an exhilarating read that will keep the little grey cells ticking over long after you’ve reached the final page.” -The Flaneur Book Reviews UK

 

To see what all reviewers are saying about The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, Book 1)  go to: http://amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC/

 

Book: The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy Book 1) by James & Lance Morcan

Available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook.

 

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In the recent release action-adventure novel The Dogon Initiative, foreign mercenaries are hired as deniable assets by a newly-formed humanitarian division of the CIA. They’re tasked with saving Mali’s persecuted Dogon people from genocide. The operation must be carried out in stealth while journeying across some of West Africa’s most hostile terrain. As if all that’s not enough, they are also instructed to help solve an ancient astronomical mystery linked to the pyramids of Egypt.

 

The Dogon Initiative (The Deniables Book 1) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

Book 1 in The Deniables Series.

 

THE DOGON INITIATIVE (The Deniables, Book 1)  is available via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NKTD515/

 

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