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.
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.
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?
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.
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…
Special Agent Gracie Stratis wants nothing more than to see the world one embassy at a time. When would-be assassins change those plans with a hail of bullets, she’s forced to return home to Oakland with a hobbled mind and body. Weeks into Gracie’s recovery, her best friend, Noah, mysteriously disappears. Gracie determines to find him, but every angle oozes trouble. Each step she takes pulls her closer to facing the dragons that lurk in her past and haunt her deteriorating mind. Time is running out for Noah, her recovery, and what was once a bright future.
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!
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.
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.
Sexy and Sizzling Hot” it will have you begging for more….
Rade and Dylan’s story continues in Book Two of The Shattered innocence Trilogy.
Rade Matheson thought he had everything he needed, Money, Power, and a woman who was willing to submit to him. That was until one night at The Castle changed everything. Losing the only woman who could bring him to his knees was never a possibility for him. Given a second chance, he’s more determined than ever to find the man responsible for taking the one thing he cared about. He ends up finding more than he bargained for. Turns out Michael Stewart wasn’t his only threat. Lust and obsession have a way of revealing themselves when hatred takes a front seat in a deadly game of revenge that Rade isn’t willing to lose. One by one Rade’s secrets begin to unfold, threatening the one chance he has to make Dylan his forever.
Dylan Adams ran away from the only man she could ever trust, but when tragedy strikes, Rade is there right beside her. Willing to give him another chance, Dylan confesses her love for him. Everything is perfect, she couldn’t ask for anything more, until her world falls apart. She knew he had secrets, but the one secret she didn’t expect, is the one secret that could tear them apart for good.
Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.
Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.
Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory–a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning…
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…
“I’m coming for you. You will never escape me.” She’s the most dangerous inmate in the hospital for the criminally insane…and she just broke free. When Trey Campbell takes his family on vacation to Catalina Island, his escaped patient leaves a trail of bodies behind as she hunts for her one true love – from a previous life.
The first book in the Criminally Insane series. A gripping psychological serial killer thriller full of page-turning suspense and mind-bending horror for fans of James Patterson, Dean Koontz, and Robert Bryndza.
“Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby.” – Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author.
“A sleek, smooth, and constantly surprising page-turner…” – Ed Gorman, bestselling author of The Marilyn Tapes and The Poker Club.
“Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills…” – Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author.
Fresh off a major case, Edie Firebaugh and her team are contracted to investigate the fall-out from an office shooting, leaving four Nova Life leaders dead. While a manhunt ensues, the Hatchet Women must determine who the killer’s next victim will be, while uncovering a sickening web of office politics and diseased corporate culture.
Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They’re octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged. After fifty-five years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients.
While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.