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Posts Tagged ‘police procedural’

New Release – The Kult

Posted by Dark Whisperer on June 30, 2009

The KultThe Kult

Author: Shaun Jeffrey

Publisher: Leucrota Press

Release Date: May 1st, 2009

ISBN-10: 0980033985
ISBN-13: 978-0980033984

Author Website

People are predictable. That’s what makes them easy to kill.

Acting out of misguided loyalty to his friends, police officer Prosper Snow is goaded into helping them perform a copycat killing, but when the real killer comes after him, it’s not only his life on the line, but his family’s too. Now if he goes to his colleagues for help, he risks being arrested for murder. If he doesn’t, he risks being killed.

Whispers about The Kult

“With The Kult, Shaun Jeffrey hits one out of the park with this creepy, character-driven thriller that starts with a jolt, stays in the fast lane, and plunges into the darkest territory of the human mind. It’s a bumpy ride through nightmare country.” – Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Patient Zero and Punisher: Naked Kill

“Jeffrey, one of horror’s rising young stars, has really hit his stride with The Kult. Part mystery, part police procedural, part horror story, it’s one thrilling ride. Jeffrey had me guessing at the killer’s identity half a dozen times, and the reveal, when it finally came, knocked me over. You don’t want to miss this one!” – Nate Kenyon, author of The Reach and The Bone Factory

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New Release – Quarantined

Posted by Dark Whisperer on June 5, 2009

QuarantinedQuarantined

Author: Joe McKinney

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing

Release Date: May 29th, 2009

ISBN-10: 1897370652
ISBN-13: 978-1897370660

Author Website

Dying by the truckload from a deadly flu outbreak, the citizens of San Antonio, Texas have been quarantined by the U.S. Military. Inside the city, Detective Lily Harris is working burial statistics duty at the Scar, San Antonio’s mass graveyard, when she finds a brutally murdered young woman hidden among the plague dead.

A Tangled Web…

Lily’s investigation soon takes a dark turn. An even deadlier strain of the virus has emerged, and now she finds herself in the middle of a vicious battle between a corrupt local government, a beleaguered medical institution, and a population threatening to boil over into revolt at the quarantine.

No escape…

As the city erupts in violence, Lily is forced to do the unthinkable. With the clock ticking towards destruction, Lily must lead her family through the city to escape, and bring the truth to the world.

Whispers about Quarantined

“A crisply written police procedural set in the ravaged plague zone of a quarantined metropolis, rich in character and action, often brutal and sometimes touching, Joe McKinney’s latest is the kind of novel that may keep you up late into the night because it’s so hard to put down.” – Bruce Boston, author of The Guardener’s Tale

“McKinney has woven a taut whodunit, then ramped up the suspense and the stakes by spreading it across the backdrop of an apocalyptic plague. But as grisly as the murders and the disease are, the author wisely holds everything together with the powerful passion of a mother’s love for her daughter, thereby making his tale all the more satisfying and memorable.” – Kim Paffenroth, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dying to Live and Gospel of the Living Dead

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