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Rage

Rage is a murder, mystery, thriller that raises important issues in forensic science, psychology today, and the practice of clinical psychiatry. Strange things are happening in Hillsborough, the affluent suburb of San Francisco: normal people without a hint of psychiatric problems suddenly become violent. None have motive for assault or murder, and being residents of Hillsborough is the only factor they have in common. While they remember nothing of their violence, observers describe their behavior as strange-like an automaton. Michael Rose, a psychiatrist and expert in forensic science and his associate, Karen Scott, a clinical psychologist, study the people accused of these crimes. They suspect that this behavior is more than psychiatric, but fail to come up with a credible explanation. The legal and medical establishments scratch their collective heads about how to assign responsibility for these acts as advocates make their cases while Michael and Karen pursue the truth. Finally, Michael and Karen discover what happened, but we must await the climax and denouement to understand. Rage is not only a ‘who done it’, it’s a ‘why and how done-it.’ FROM FIVE STAR REVIEWER 6/29/2014: This book gripped me and would not let go! I have read almost every single book Lawrence Gold has written. I have yet to find one I didn’t absolutely enjoy! Rage does have medical components but is a stand alone novel apart from his hospital series.

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Did The Victim Turn?

Anna’s life had been so good when growing up. Her parents were brilliant & supportive. Her siblings fun. Maybe her stable upbringing hadn’t prepared Anna for the challenges which would present themselves to her when she became a young woman. She had settled into a steady relationship before she had turned 17 then married by 21. The Children arrived with no effort when she chose. She had a vibrant and successful career. What is it that keeps causing conflict which eventually leads to events that will change her ‘apparently’ wonderful life forever. They say ‘it’s all in the eyes’. It’s the eyes that speak if you look close enough as they can’t lie. If only there had been a window to look through!

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The Plague Within

Every once in a while, I am blessed to have read so many great books and use so many great products that I press forward to experience the next without taking the time to review them immediately. That was the case with Doctor Lawrence W. Gold’s book “The Plague Within.” This is a book about people who are truly ingenious and on the front edge of medical technology that will change the course of humanity. It is also a book about egos that are bigger than life. Life-saving discoveries are pushed to limits much too soon. Jack Byrnes, Medical Director at Berkeley Brier Hospital ICU and his wife Beth, the head ICU nurse are concerned with their Patient Rachel Palmer and are excited with technology that has helped her recover at a rapid, unheard of rate. Greed, egos, overconfidence and shortcuts give way to reality and creates a catastrophe that makes for a believable stress filled and haunting suspense novel that I had trouble putting down. The Plague Within is an intriguing, breathtaking story written by a medical doctor who leaves the reader wondering if this set of circumstances could or will happen in the stage of human need to play God. This author’s writing skills and ability to tell a believable fast-paced storyline kept me on the edge of my chair frantically flipping pages from the beginning to the very end. My best guess is that you will do so too.

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The Ice Maiden

A serial killer is abducting, torturing, and murdering young women in a small community in central Maine. Seeming to select his victims at random, he acts out the rituals of the Spanish Inquisition before committing their bodies to the sacred waters of nearby Sebec Lake. Anne Quinn, an investigator for the Piscataquis County sheriff’s office, and Detective Douglas Bateman with the Major Crimes Unit of the Maine State Police join forces in tracking him down. Hiding in plain sight, the killer is clearly from the local community and plays a deadly “catch me if you can” game with Quinn and Bateman. He seems determined to humiliate them and demonstrate his superior intellect, leading them to suspect that perhaps there is a deeper motive and purpose behind his string of murders.

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First Do No Harm

The first and the most popular in the Brier Hospital series: If you believe that television, movies, or medical fiction, accurately portray what it’s like to be an acute care physician or a critically ill patient in a hospital today, think again. Dr. Joseph Polk is an intelligent, charismatic, and powerful member of the medical staff at Brier Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. This once brilliant physician, a functional psychopath for most of his career, has decompensated. Nurses and front-line physicians see Polk’s indifference, incompetence, and stubborn cruelty, but the medical staff and the hospital administration are willfully blind. Patients suffer, and worse. Jack Byrnes has finally completed his training in Intensive Care Medicine and joins Brier Hospital’s medical staff. Jack has been well trained to care for patients, but he’s woefully unprepared to deal with Joe Polk, the medical staff, enraged nurses, and the hospital’s administration. The strength of First, Do No Harm lies in the authenticity of the medical setting and the struggles of patients and physicians. Joe Polk is a very different kind of villain.

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Edge of Trust: A Spy Thriller

What if there was a technology so scary, reality seemed like your worst nightmare?

No going back.

Burned spy Tasha Shivko must rescue her brother from a Siberian prison and the only person who can help is her former partner Matt Kincaid. But Matt, once himself held captive in a Siberian prison, has no intention of returning to that God-forsaken place.

An evil plot.

Before his arrest, Tasha’s brother managed to smuggle information out of Russia about a terrorist plot using a nanovirus developed by a dirty scientist. Code name: Zombie Virus-when injected it leaves its victims helpless to resist any command.

The clock is ticking.

Learning of the imminent terrorist threat, ex-FBI agent turned spymaster Dave Armstrong realizes Tasha’s brother has critical information vital to thwart the plot. Dave entices Matt to join them and also pulls in Mafia princess Marisa Peruzzo who is now a reluctant mob boss. Marisa’s job: set up a deal with a Russian mobster who has the contacts they need to set their trap. Marisa isn’t that hard to convince; unbeknownst to Dave, she has her own vendetta.

Will they succeed?

From New York to Russia, from Alaska to Siberia, as they work to unravel the terrifying plans of an intricate criminal network, the small but loyal team is pushed to the Edge of Trust.

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The Wanderer

All the big cities are full of vagabonds, they are all wanderers of life; they are people who apparently do not have any trade, walkers of the streets without a home, have no fixed income, the only sustenance they have is what they can obtain from the alms, which is given by the pedestrians, Of course, if they are able to touch their hearts, some of these destitute garbage collectors who live helpless to the inclemency of life. In our accelerated pace of life, especially in the metropolis, there are many things that we overlook, small situations and behaviors that we do not notice if they are good or bad, we are simply accustomed to focus exclusively on our lives, without really caring how they live others; This is where we make a serious mistake, because the characters that always go unnoticed by societies are the vagabonds, we think they are just beings that wander aimlessly, that are incapable of doing any harm and that we should not fear. People think that the worst thing that any of these indigents can do is steal copper or break the window of a car, begging is what most citizens think they do, ask for money in the streets and nothing else. But … How true will this be? When night falls and we are all safe in our homes, we really know what these people are dedicated to, these beings who walk the whole city and know it better than all of us, know every nook and corner of it, what would happen if in actually, not all of these characters are as peaceful as we think. This is where I ask you, what would happen if in some of them evil lives?

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Cop: Jagged Edge Series #2

Getting a clean start, Sabrina ‘Brie’ Roberts finds her own independence away from an abusive relationship. No man will ever abuse her again. Taking a self-defense class, Brie begins to regain the confidence she lost and move on with her life. The only obstacle she can’t escape, is her past. Haunted by her dreams, Sabrina tries to move past them when she begins to fall for ex-military, alpha-male Vince ‘Cop’ Coppoletti. When things ignite between them, the flashbacks take over, jeopardizing any hopes of a normal life.

The first time Cop laid eyes on Sabrina Roberts, he knew that he wanted her. It didn’t matter that she was keeping something from him, until it nearly cost her, her life. Protecting her was all he could think about. He wasn’t going to make the same mistakes again. Not even Tyler O’conner, Sabrina’s defense trainer, was going to get in the way.

As Sabrina’s past unravels, Cop’s search for the truth becomes his only objective in protecting the woman whom he can’t get enough of. He learns, no amount of protection could prepare his heart against the possibility of losing her forever.

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STOP A MURDER – HOW (Mystery Puzzle Book 1)

BOOK #1 – HOW: Puzzles 1 – 12

This is unlike any mystery or thriller book you’ve ever read before. You play the sleuth, and as the story unfolds you will be tasked with solving puzzles to prevent a murder from happening.

In this five-book series, you’ll uncover the mind and motivations of a nefarious killer who is plotting to commit an unspeakable crime.

Each book contains an epistolary collection of emails, texts, and letters, delivered to thriller author J.A. Konrath, by a serial killer. This psychopath is sending detailed, cryptic puzzles and brain teasers that lead to clues about who will be murdered, why, when, where, and how.

Some of the puzzles are easy to figure out. Others are much more devious.

Do you like solving mysteries? Do you enjoy brain teasers or escape-the-room games? Are you good at spotting clues?

Only you can stop a murder.

Are you smart enough?
Are you brave enough?
Let the games begin…

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My Brother’s Envy

Young Resean ‘Boss’ Holmes is known and loved throughout the city of Atlanta. But his home life is vastly different. He and his Stepfather despise each other. Forcing his Mother to make a difficult choice, choosing her lover over her own son. She sends Boss to Miami to live with his real father. Or so she says. Resean’s arrival in Miami unlocks many shocking family secrets, which not only anger him. But place Boss in a very tough predicament. Especially financially.

However Boss is nothing if not resourceful. He plants himself within the Miami drug scene. Pushing an original product called ‘Blue Devil.’

Which is a combination of coke, and another drug which is an offshoot of molly. As expected, the new recipe is a hit with his customers… and the money comes rolling in. But it also makes Boss ‘hot’ on the streets. News of his success gets back to a local druglord who immediately sends numerous hit squads to gather intel. Then find and eliminate Magic City’s newest ‘player.’ Boss considers going into hiding until he realizes his newfound wealth has gained him a few loyal followers of his own. He then instead, chooses to go to all-out war with his unknown but powerful enemy. A foe whose very identity, may be the deadliest ‘family secret’ of them all!

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Ascension Day

When DEATH is your only hope…

Only 47 days left until Larry Durrant’s execution, but lawyer Lac McElroy is determined to save his client’s life.

There are only three small problems: the evidence against Durrant is overwhelming, he’s made a full confession, and he wants to die…

‘A fantastic blend of psychological and prison drama’

Ascension Day is like a narcotic, laced with danger, and totally addictive. Impossible to put down. This is what thrillers are meant to be. Jac McElroy is a character I want to read more of.

– Jon Jordan. Crime Spree Magazine.

‘Matthews certainly knows how to keep the reader hungry for the next revelation’.

– Kirkus UK.

Goes to the wire… a gripping thriller.

– The Scotsman.

‘Move over Grisham, your reign is over! Reminiscent of vintage Grisham, but Matthews has his own distinctive style. Strong, believable characters and a plot that grips from page one and won’t let go, twisting and turning its way towards a nail-biting climax – they don’t come much better than this. One of the best and most memorable thrillers I’ve read in years. A winner all the way.’

– Bob Burke. Mystery Readers International.

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Escape to Osprey Cove

The mystery begins with an unusual find in the secret compartment of Doug’s new Corvette. It will forever change his and Catherine’s life. Doug’s mysterious behavior after the find forces Catherine to seek escape at The Osprey Cove Lodge. What she finds at the lodge turns out to be far more valuable than Doug’s find. Follow the suspense, mystery, and romance of Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series.

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Luck and Judgment – Private Investigator Crime Thriller series book 1

They destroyed her father’s life.

On his deathbed, after decades of silence, old Thomas Earnest provides the key to the mystery of his silence.

Private Investigators Roberts and Bradley are hired to solve the mystery.

But the deeper they delve into this thirty year old nightmare, the worse it gets.

A gangster closes in.

Their enemies grow.

And the case threatens to claim their lives…

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Emma Beware

48hrs transpire before anyone realizes 14yo Emma is missing? Where is she? Four of her friends armed with cyber-techno skills uncover copious doings. Will she be found in time to celebrate her 15th birthday? Read this fast-paced action page turner to find out more. Discover the meaning of “Every so often betrayal and love go hand in hand.”

A riveting story about a teenage girl, her family and friends will have you guessing until the end.

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