First there was the colonization of Mars in 2021, then came Earth II. In 2038, NASA, in a joint venture with other nations, fires a fifty-man crew in the star ship Evolution on its 27-year-journey to reach Earth II, an exoplanet larger than Earth, and hopefully, the new home to mankind. When Captain Jim Tale wakes up from hyper-sleep, light years from Earth, he discovers that his mission parameters have changed as nuclear war now looms over the world. Tale and his closest companion, CASS - the most sophisticated cybernetic intelligence in existence, go up against impossible odds, and all the while, Tale is haunted by visions of his dead wife, by the specter of nuclear annihilation back on Earth, and by some cognitive inner sense that compels him to find the answers to questions people have been asking since the dawn of time. Is there really a God that created the whole Universe? Or was it the Big Bang? Or is there another explanation – one just waiting for him to discover? Earth Escape is a space odyssey that truly takes the reader to the very edges of the Universe in this thrilling and mind-bending story that challenges all the paradigms.
INTRUSION is the first book in the Keeno Crime Thrillers novels, action-driven-stories based on high-concept themes. Keeno McCole, the central figure in this series, discovers at the age of four that there are monsters in the world, when a man brutally beats and tries to strangle his own mother in front of his eyes. Keeno grabs a pair of kitchen scissors, stabs the attacker and barely saves his mother from a gruesome death. The experience forces a young boy to mature beyond his age. By his seventh birthday, Keeno can shoot a gun as good or better than most, and moreover, he can throw a knife and land it with deadly accuracy. McCole sets himself on the road to fight crime. His unique personality and his tenacious, though reckless obsession to stop the criminal element will keep you riveted to the end.
Based on very real-children living in poverty in India today, SEE ME NOT is a literary fiction which follows a young eight-year-old who has been sold into prostitution by her own father. At the age of twelve, now four years as a sex slave, young Hann’sha has no hope of escaping her traffickers, and like so many others in her plight, she will probably die young and penniless from disease or physical abuse. One day, an American college student, on vacation in Calcutta, is taken into a home of depravity where adult men sexually abuse and rape these young girls, and he meets Hann’sha. Shocked by what he sees he tries to expose the sordid business to local police who merely turn a blind eye. Determined to free Hann’sha he concocts a daring plan and with the help of one young Indian police officer who empathizes with the fate of these girls, they go about trying to free her. See Me Not is a thriller based on the actual reality of the sex-trafficking industry which exists in our world and which forces young children and women into sexual servitude by the tens of thousands every year. See Me Not was intended as a voice for those who do not have one, who are trapped and who live in a nightmarish prison controlled by traffickers who have given slavery a whole new meaning.
Human traffickers get in the cross-hairs of Keeno McCole's gun. In this second novel in the Keeno Crime Thrillers, a corporation buys a thousand young girls from the human trafficking pipeline and injects them with an experimental nanotech-virus, one designed to change their physical anatomy. The experiment goes terribly wrong and now threatens the world population. Keeno and his team must race across the globe in pursuit of the man who holds the key and to stop the epidemic before it becomes a full-blown world-wide pandemic.
A 71 year-old homeless man, living under a bridge by the Niagara River in downtown Buffalo, New York, is desperately scrounging for money on a cold and blustery night. John Ross hasn't eaten anything in over a day and his stomach is growling at him with hunger pangs. He sees a young man approaching and asks him for some money. The stranger hands him a $50 bill and walks away. Ross is so stunned by the act of kindness that he follows the stranger and soon discovers that his benefactor is not from our world but is in fact on a mission to study Earth and Buffalo is his focus. How a homeless and destitute man, forgotten by his family, friends and the world, the oldest living street-person who the police refer to as the Buffalo Kid, should cross paths with an off-worlder and then become involved in his mission, one which will could change the very course of humanity, but in fact, does change John Ross's life in ways he could never have imagined, seems entirely real as you read this thriller and truly inspiring book. You will believe in second chances after reading The Buffalo Kid.
Troy Evans, just a normal guy who is starting out his career as a graphic-designer, mistakenly comes across a plot one day, one that shakes him, as he listens in as several men detail a plan to launch a massive nation-wide cyber-attack against America. Troy tries to expose the cabal but is instantly seized upon by federal agents and soon finds himself locked up in a psychiatric ward with a diagnosis of extreme-delusion-disorder. With just days before the attack, Troy desperately tries to convince his psychiatrist that he is not insane, that he did in fact listen in on a meeting with several high-ranking officials of the US government who were planning the attack, and that in fact, he overheard every detail while outside his body. Naturally, she sees his claim as further proof of his delusional state of mind until one day, Troy proves to her that his out-of-body experiences are real and that every word of what he has been saying is true. Deception People will thrill you to the end and make you ask questions about who we are, and moreover, the questionable “truth” about such terrorist attacks as 9/11.
China unleashes its military might against Iran to take its oil fields to feed its energy-starved nation. In desperation Iran retaliates by firing a nuclear warhead at Beijing. World leaders are helpless to stop it, but there is one man who has the means of preventing the debacle from happening – but he won’t do it. In the space of just 8 minutes, the time it takes for a nuclear warhead to span Asia, one woman has the task of convincing this man to act before it is too.
"The story races along with pace of a Tom Clancy thriller but the depth of the plot is rich in complexities philosophical ideas. Highly recommended for readers who like fast paced thrillers but with an ingenious twist." (Book-Reviewer.com)
"I definitely recommend Twilight Visitor by Réal Laplaine as a five star read to all audiences fond of international political thrillers. It has an awesome, suspenseful plot that can be described as an out of this world political intrigue!" (BlogCritics.org)
“…a high concept thriller that is comparable with the best of Dan Brown or Jack Higgins.” (Novelist - David Luddington)
A powerful solar flare erupts from the sun one night, passing through a cosmic anomaly as it streaks toward Earth. The ensuing energy-wave passes directly across Los Angeles before disappearing over the Pacific Ocean. The next morning, strange and bizarre incidents are being reported all over the city. An elderly woman steps from her room only to discover her cat, buried years before, sitting on her kitchen table and purring. A man walks into his garage and finds a part of his beloved car which was scrapped decades before, lying on the ground in mint condition. In a cemetery, a famous and much visited crypt starts to rattle and shake, and a blond, still wearing the very dress she was buried in, emerges and slumps to the ground, confused and shocked, Marilyn walks the early morning streets of Los Angeles, as people gawk at her likeness to the beloved Hollywood icon, until she meets someone, someone who reveals to her that it is not 1962, but in fact, the Millennium. Dead but not Gone is a thriller with a somewhat romantic and comedic edge, as Hollywood’s poster girl tries to navigate her new and strange life. Her open crypt and missing body sets off alarms and people are already on her trail. Moreover, Marilyn comes to realize that countless books and tabloids, published since her death in 1962, have claimed suicide as the cause. Angered and determined to put the world straight about how she died and who murdered her, she writes a memoir detailing everything, and plans to publish it. Things don’t go quite as planned – because in Marilyn’s case, the truth can kill - again!
AN ABBA STORY UNLIKE ANY OTHER
Eleven year old Morie Norris discovers a band on the internet, called ABBA, which has been off the circuit for thirty years and which, according to its members, will never come back together again. Inspired by the group, Morie decides to become a musician and to bring the band out of retirement. He runs away from his troubled and violent home in America, makes it to Sweden with police in both countries searching for him, and finds his way to Agnetha Fältskog, the iconic blond singer - and now his real mission begins - convincing the band to perform that very weekend for the whole world.
“An absolute must for any ABBA fan,as beguiling as it is well-written,involving one fan's dogged determination to bring to fruition that which will never happen... An ABBA reunion.Just buy it boys and girls!” – Book reviewer