Posts Tagged ‘thrillers’

“An immensely entertaining romance adventure!” That’s how Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp describes our new release aviation thriller-romance THE HEATHROW AFFAIR.

 

The Heathrow Affair by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

New release aviation thriller-romance.

 

Excerpt’s from Grady Harp’s review follow:

The Morcans make their novel very contemporary in feeling and content as the opening suggests: ‘The evening of July 25th was an evening young East Ender John Woods would never forget. It was the end of London’s hottest day ever when the temperature hit an all-time high of 37.9 Celsius, and Britain, like the rest of Europe, sweltered in a heatwave like no other on record. It was also the evening John’s beautiful Cambridge-born wife and childhood sweetheart Sandra announced she was pregnant. That wasn’t the only surprise in store for him, however…’ And with that degree of immediacy of conditions and seeds for intrigue, the novel sets flight on an immensely entertaining romance adventure!

… The novel is short, an exciting two-hour read, and provides a fine diversion for an evening away form the clutter of the world. Lance and James prove they can write romantic novels very well indeed. Recommended.

 

THE HEATHROW AFFAIR is available via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X8CN6BD/ 

 

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Scared of flying? You may be after reading our new release aviation romance-thriller!

 

The Heathrow Affair by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

The Heathrow Affair… a new release book.

 

Synopsis: 

London aircraft engineering apprentice John Woods has the job of his dreams, is married to his childhood sweetheart and thinks life is pretty good. Everything changes when his wife Sandra announces she’s leaving him for another man. Worse, she also advises him she’s pregnant and the child may not be his.

It turns out the other man is First Officer Richard King, a dashing pilot employed by the same international airline John works for at Heathrow Airport.

When John is blamed for a mid-air incident that has catastrophic consequences for one of the airline’s aircraft and for its co-pilot in particular, he and Sandra are reunited in a way neither could ever have imagined.

But all is not what it seems in this aviation love triangle…

 

THE HEATHROW AFFAIR is available now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X8CN6BD/

 

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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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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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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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Amazon Top 500 reviewer Susan Elliot describes SILENT FEAR (A novel inspired by true crimes)  as the most riveting crime novel she has read in a long time. “The plot, the pace and the characters all came together,” she says.

 

Book: Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by James & Lance Morcan

Mystery crime-thriller impresses the critics.

 

After 50 customer reviews Silent Fear  enjoys a review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

To see all the reviews go to: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075HRYTVC/ 

 

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The recent release, action-thriller novel, 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 (The Deniables Book 1) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

“Excellent black ops adventure.” -Amazon Reviews

 

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

 

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Book critic Jon Nakapalau doesn’t hold back in praising our detective-thriller novel Silent Fear  in his Goodreads review.

He says: “This one really grabbed me! It is by far one of the best thrillers I have read in quite some time! The feeling of isolation is gelatinous as events unfold and questions start to follow every answer – I found myself wondering what I would do if I were in a similar situation (which is one of the ways I know I am getting ‘drawn in’). Unlike so many ‘formulaic’ attempts to scare this is a ‘nightmare stew’ that will fill you full of dread!”

To see all the reviews for this book on Goodreads go to: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40180265-silent-fear#other_reviews

 

Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by [Morcan, Lance, Morcan, James]

Novel enjoys a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.

 

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“A novel of epic length, THE DOGON INITIATIVE proves once again that the Morcans are a very fine writing team. This is a tale that pleads to be a film…Highly recommended.” – That’s Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 reviewer Grady Harp’s take on the new release action-thriller by Lance & James Morcan, the authors of nine published novels.

Excerpts from Grady’s Amazon review follow:

The Morcans know how to deliver intrigue, both on scientific subjects and most assuredly on suspense thrillers. They invite us in with their moody Prologue which in addition to giving us insight in the tale to follow allows us to appreciate some fine African ‘history’. ‘The first full moon of the rainy season was a momentous occasion for the Dogon people of Mali. It marked the day, many countless moons ago when, according to legend at least, Moussa Diarra, one of their ancient forefathers, discovered Sirius B, the second star in the Sirius solar system and one that wouldn’t be rediscovered by astronomers until hundreds of years later. And then only with the aid of telescopes. Every year, Dogon used the occasion to celebrate Moussa’s discovery and to pay homage to the greatest of all their spiritual leaders. Moussa had ruled over Dogon when the Mali Empire was the largest in West Africa. Its western border stretched all the way to the Atlantic Ocean and it was a center of culture, language, education, mathematics, science, law, trade, and great wealth. It was a time when Dogon had considerable more influence. In the present day they are a persecuted minority facing cultural extinction as they’re continually attacked by larger ethnic and religious fundamentalist groups whose number include disenchanted Muslims.’

With that flavor of credible authenticity the story proceeds – mood set, characters arise. Apropos of the authors the lead character is Australian – security consultant Dean Hawkins. Or as the summary of the plot states, ‘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. The operation must be carried out in stealth while journeying across some of West Africa’s most hostile terrain. They are also instructed to help solve an ancient astronomical mystery linked to the pyramids of Egypt. Nicknamed the Deniables because their existence isn’t officially acknowledged by the CIA, the mercenaries are crazy enough to accept the mission anyway. However, they 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.’

Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Top 50 reviewer

 

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

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

 

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