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New Zealand publisher Sterling Gate Books has announced that all three novels in its bestselling thriller series THE ORPHAN TRILOGY (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) are now available via Amazon as paperbacks as well as Kindle ebooks.

All three novels in the trilogy have been regular visitors to Amazon’s bestseller lists on Kindle, but until recently only book one, The Ninth Orphan, was available as a paperback. That changed last month with the release of book two, The Orphan Factory, and this week with the release of book three, The Orphan Uprising, as paperbacks.

This comes as good news for the many fans of the series who enjoyed The Ninth Orphan paperback and lamented the fact it was the only novel available in paperback form.

 

The three novels, together with their Amazon links (to the paperbacks) are listed below:

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0473193132/

“Ranks amongst the best thrillers.”Kindle Book Review UK

 

The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition

https://www.amazon.com/Orphan-Factory-Trilogy/dp/0473519747/

“Answers a lot of questions while also opening other doors for the final book in the trilogy.”The Kindle Book Review

 

The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy Book 3) Kindle Edition

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0473521040/

“A heart-tearing, mind-splitting, gut-churning crusade.”Welcome Home Soldier Reviews

 

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Those who enjoyed the bestselling international thriller THE NINTH ORPHAN (The Orphan Trilogy Book 1) are advised THE ORPHAN FACTORY, book two in the trilogy, is available via Amazon as a paperback as well as a Kindle ebook.

 

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

Paperback published.

This prequel to book one in the trilogy 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.

 

See what the critics are saying about THE ORPHAN FACTORY:

“Black ice and black ops perhaps have a lot in common. You don’t see’em coming until you spin out.”Welcome Home Soldier Reviews

“Buckle up for another wild ride in the Orphan Trilogy”My Scribe World

“Answers a lot of questions while also opening other doors for the final book in the trilogy”The Kindle Book Review

 

THE ORPHAN FACTORY is exclusive to Amazon.

Paperback link: https://www.amazon.com/Orphan-Factory-Trilogy/dp/0473519747/

Kindle link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008M9WWKW

 

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The paperback version of our action-adventure The Dogon Initiative  has been published on Amazon. It follows last year’s successful launch of the novel as a Kindle ebook.

 

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

Paperback available now.

 

In The Dogon Initiative, a group of foreign mercenaries hired as deniable assets by a newly-formed humanitarian division of the CIA is tasked with saving Mali’s persecuted Dogon people from genocide. They are the Deniables. Their 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 Deniables soon find themselves fighting for their lives when they get caught in the middle of warring ethnic factions in Mali. Their only way to survive is to join with the Dogon in a race against the clock. The stakes are so high that not only could an entire indigenous group be wiped off the face of the Earth, but all evidence that supports advanced ancient technology theories surrounding the Dogon and a lost civilization thesis may be destroyed in the process.

Inspired by a true-life mystery of astronomy, The Dogon Initiative  highlights some of the many myths and theories surrounding the fascinating Dogon people of Mali. In particular, their unexplained knowledge of the invisible-to-the-eye Sirius B white dwarf star, the rings of Saturn and other heavenly bodies, and their rumored ancestral relationship to ancient Egyptians.

 

The Dogon Initiative  is exclusive to Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Dogon-Initiative-Deniables-Lance-Morcan/dp/0473519720/

 

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“Very highly recommended.” That’s Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 book reviewer Grady Harp’s summation of 5 SHORT STORY GEMS: Once Were Brothers / Mr. 100% / A Gladiator’s Love / The Last Tasmanian Tiger / Brooklyn Bankster – a new release compendium of short stories that is currently exclusive to Kindle.

The Hall of Famer says, “Lance Morcan proves he is a master weaver of stories. This collection of tales, so appropriately called ‘GEMS’ in the bundle’s title, is a solid survey of Morcan’s gifts as a writer.”

 

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New box set for lovers of short stories… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086JZSK2T/

 

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Today marks the Amazon release of  5 SHORT STORY GEMS (Once Were Brothers / Mr. 100% / A Gladiator’s Love / The Last Tasmanian Tiger / Brooklyn Bankster) – a compendium of short stories written by New Zealand author Lance Morcan and published by Sterling Gate Books in 2019/2020.

 

5 Short Story Gems: Once Were Brothers / Mr. 100% / A Gladiator's Love / The Last Tasmanian Tiger / Brooklyn Bankster by [Morcan, Lance]

Box set of short stories is exclusive to Amazon.

 

The stories, which have also been released as standalone Kindle ebooks, are aimed at lovers of thrillers, adventure, romance and historical fiction.

Brief blurbs (and Kindle links) follow for each of the short stories featured in 5 SHORT STORY GEMS:

Once Were Brothers

ONCE WERE BROTHERS – Life will never be the same for young Benjamin Thomas after disaffected Maoris abduct his identical twin brother in this moving short story adventure set in Nineteenth Century New Zealand. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082Z5FBVZ/ 

Mr. 100%

Mr. 100% – When New York defense lawyer Madison ‘Mr. 100%’ Harley secures a Not Guilty verdict for a client who confides that he is guilty of the ghastly crimes he was accused of, he sets out to ensure that justice is done. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085Y89NYQ/ 

A Gladiator's Love

A GLADIATOR’S LOVE – In this short story set in Ancient Rome, dashing Greek gladiator Leonidas is one fight away from winning his freedom. Throughout his trials he is sustained by the love of Fatuma, a beautiful gladiatrix. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082S2MKN3/ 

The Last Tasmanian Tiger

THE LAST TASMANIAN TIGER – Outdoorsman Charlie Truganini can’t believe his eyes when on a trip into Tasmania’s wilderness he sees a Tasmanian tiger – a carnivorous marsupial considered by most Australians to be extinct. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082GGKR77/ 

Brooklyn Bankster

BROOKLYN BANKSTER – After ageing hippy Bill Hogan is taken hostage during a bank heist in Brooklyn, his captors demand a million-dollar ransom for his safe return. The problem is no-one knows who the hell Bill Hogan is. Does he even exist? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZTT23YK/ 

 

5 SHORT STORY GEMS can be viewed on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Short-Story-Gems-Lance-Morcan-ebook/dp/B086JZSK2T/

 

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San Francisco Review of Books

Mr. 100% by [Morcan, Lance]

An effulgent new novella!

New Zealand novelist and screenwriter Lance Morcan is a former journalist and newspaper editor with over twenty published books to his credit. Often he writes in collaboration with his son James Morcan, but new novel is another solo for Lance. Following the ongoing output of a talented author such as Lance is rewarding in that with each new publication, a different aspect of his talent is evident. Having read almost all of his books, this reviewer believes MR. 100% to be his most polished and creative novel to date – and that is significant given his prodigious tally of works! More acutely than ever, Lance displays a fine gift for creating characters – both central and peripheral. The cast seems familiar, not that anyone has cultured them in the fine style that Lance delivers, but in the fact that they are credible to the point of being visual. 

Setting the tone for this story, the book opens with A Dilemma – ‘On the evening of November 2nd, 1987, in the den of his upmarket Manhattan apartment in New York City, a depressed and intoxicated Madison Harley studied his Glock 17 through the bottom of an empty whiskey glass. The pistol, which rested on the desktop alongside a near-empty bottle of Heaven Hill Bourbon, was loaded. Harley planned to use the Glock to end his life very soon, but not before he drained the bottle. It was, after all, a question of priorities….’ Being witness to a thought of suicide incites the curiosity of the reader to explore this character’s circumstances.

The synopsis of the plot outlines the dilemma without spoiling the tenor of the novel: Hotshot New York defense lawyer Madison Harley only takes on clients he believes innocent. He’s known as ‘Mr. 100%’ because he has never lost a case, and consequently he is Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the police, prosecutors and the media. The bad press has taken a toll on his personal life. His wife has moved out, taking their two young sons with her and instigating divorce proceedings. When his latest client confides that he is guilty of the horrific rape-murder he’s accused of, a depressed and guilt-wracked Harley hires a contract killer to terminate him after the jury delivers a Not Guilty verdict. It’s 1987 and groundbreaking developments in the field of forensic science sees DNA profiling used for the first time in criminal investigations in America. The release of DNA test results causes Harley to rescind his order to carry out the hit on his client. Unfortunately for him, the killer doesn’t change direction once a ‘kill’ order has been placed. The nightmare scenario that follows sees Mr. 100% negotiating for his client’s life, his own life and the lives of his estranged family with a Mafia henchman, stalking a contract killer and acting as a minder for a client who it appears really is innocent and who is oblivious to the mayhem unfolding around him. Throughout it all, Harley is sustained by the affections of a new woman in his life – a prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office no less.

Once again Lance Morcan proves he is a master weaver of stories. Not only is this a fine story, but it also adds a depth of knowledge about the impact of DNA profiling, a topic which along with omnipresence of surveillance cameras, facial recognition, and other contemporary invasive legal profundities, deserves exploring! Rich in flavor and fine characterizations, this novel is particularly fine. Highly recommended.

-Review by Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 reviewer Grady Harp for San Francisco Review of Books http://www.sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com/2020/03/book-review-mr-100-by-lance-morcan.html 

 

Mr. 100%  is exclusive to Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Mr-100-Lance-Morcan-ebook/dp/B085Y89NYQ/ 

 

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My new release book Mr. 100% was launched today on Amazon. Aimed at lovers of the crime thriller/legal thriller genre, it introduces New York defense lawyer Madison ‘Mr. 100%’ Harley.

Mr. 100% cover

Madison Harley has never lost a case and so is Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the NYPD, the District Attorney’s Office and the media. When Harley secures a Not Guilty verdict for a client who confides that he is guilty of the ghastly crimes he was accused of, he sets out to ensure that justice is done. He could never have envisaged the train of events that followed.

Mr. 100% is exclusive to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085Y89NYQ/

 

Other books by Lance Morcan include:

Once Were Brothers https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082Z5FBVZ/

A Gladiator’s Love https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082S2MKN3/

Brooklyn Bankster https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZTT23YK/

The Last Tasmanian Tiger https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082GGKR77/

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Susan Fox was lost in thought as the cab she traveled in negotiated the city’s rush-hour traffic. Her destination was the Sheraton Grand Hotel in South Hope Street – the venue for a celebration of the recent re-election of Los Angeles’ popular mayor, Dean Lopez.

Twenty-two-year-old Susan, or Suzie to friends and colleagues, was attending the function in her capacity as a member of the mayor’s now disbanded election team of voluntary canvassers. That successful exercise, along with a glowing testimonial from an appreciative Mayor Lopez, had helped secure her a sought-after position as an account executive with a prestigious boutique public relations firm. It was her first job, her first real job, since graduating from UCLA where she excelled in the allied fields of communications and journalism.

When the cab stopped for a red light, Suzie reflected on the past week. It was, she thought, the week from hell. And that was saying something. As someone who had been subjected to sexual abuse in her teens, first by an abusive stepfather and then by a corrupt policeman, she’d had some bad times to contend with, but this past week, in her opinion, had to be one of the worst. 

So begins our soon-to-be-released thriller THE ME TOO GIRL. You can check this upcoming book out on Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48390120-the-me-too-girl?

 

The Me Too Girl

Heroine a beacon for The Me Too Movement.

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Sterling Gate Books announces the Amazon launch today of author Lance Morcan’s first solo-authored book, Brooklyn Bankster.

 

Brooklyn Bankster by [Morcan, Lance]

After ageing hippy Bill Hogan is taken hostage during a bank heist in Brooklyn, his captors demand a million-dollar ransom for his safe return. The problem is no-one knows who the hell Bill Hogan is. Does he even exist?

All is not what it seems in this fast-paced, short story.

 

Brooklyn Bankster is available via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZTT23YK/ 

 

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Here’s a soon-to-be-released book, a high concept drama-thriller, coming soon from Lance & James Morcan, the writers of the critically acclaimed novels Silent Fear, The Ninth Orphan, and The Heathrow Affair

 

The Me Too Girl draft C

In ‘The Me Too Girl’ young Los Angeles public relations exec Suzie Fox is being blackmailed for sex by a bad cop, a senior officer of the LAPD no less. Suzie fights back the only way she knows how, and, in the process, unwittingly becomes a beacon, a shining light, for America’s Me Too movement and for abused women everywhere.

 

The Me Too Girl…coming your way soon on Amazon!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48390120-the-me-too-girl? 

#MeToo

 

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