As a former member of the United States Secret Service, I’m no stranger to putting my life on the line in the name of duty. Having left the nation’s capital to re-settle in Pittsburgh, the skills I acquired during my tenure in Washington have made me a valued member of the team at Jameson Force Security. But when the President comes seeking a favor to protect his niece, I find myself on the fast track back to the Oval Office. Simply put… she’s beyond brilliant. A nationally renowned energy scientist, Barrett Alexander is on the verge of a breakthrough that will change the world. Unfortunately, that has also made her the target of a suspected terrorist cell. And while Barrett doesn’t believe she’s in any real danger, the President isn’t willing to take chances with her life. As the threats against Barrett become more calculated, I decide taking her on the run is her best chance of survival. Danger, isolation, and attraction ensure we grow closer than I’d ever thought possible. When I realize I want to keep her safe for reasons that have nothing to do with my job and everything to do with the woman I’ve fallen in love with, no one is safe from the hell I’ll rain down on those that threaten her.
WINNER –NEWSPAPER HOUSE LITERARY AWARD – 2012 Security arrangements for a visit to Australia by the US Secretary of State are made under the watchful eye of a beautiful Australian diplomat, stationed in Washington. As the jet carrying the US officials enters Australian air space, intelligence services intercept a coded message, setting alarm bells ringing and prompting a national security operation. All the signs point towards Islamic terrorists. Tom Grant, a rugged, highly decorated Australian SAS Commander just back from Afghanistan, leads a frantic mission to hunt down the suspects. As the gap between the fugitives and their hunters closes, a cruel twist emerges, challenging credulity and threatening a highly explosive international incident. ““Nowhere in the Qur’an is there an exhortation to kill. That is just the Mantra of xenophobic westerners wanting to discredit Islam. Indeed, Chapter 17: Verse 70 of the Q’uran makes interesting reading. It states: ‘Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion, colour, race, sex, language, status, property, birth or profession’”. “In that instant, Sentinel’s eyes assumed a puzzled look … then a look of surprise and finally … of horror, as he realised he was going to die. The bullet had punched through Sentinel’s soft tissue, entering his cranial cavity and exploding out of the side of his face ….” A masterful narrative, by a master story-teller. “Riveting realism. Riveting suspense-from a master story-teller”
Written by a real-life James Bond, SENTINEL is the brand new espionage thriller in Matthew Dunn’s gripping Spycatcher series. ‘He has betrayed us and wants to go to war.’ That was the cryptic message received by the CIA from an agent operating deep undercover in Russia. Unable to make contact, the Director of Operations is forced to turn to one of his most deadly field officers: Will Cochrane. His mission: track down the agent and decode the message – or die trying. Will successfully locates the agent, but finds him near death, his last words: ‘Only Sentinel can stop him.’ Now it’s up to Will, with the help of the top-secret joint CIA-MI6 Spartan Section, to discover the identity of the legendary operative known only as Sentinel – before a new cold war erupts.
** A USA Today Bestselling Novel ** Years ago, we were in love. She was an up-and-coming superstar and I was the security professional hired to keep her safe. We fell hard and fast, no matter how much we tried to resist one another. But not everyone around us was happy about our relationship, and a string of lies and deceit destroyed what we once had. I moved on from her and didn’t look back. Now I’ve taken the helm of a nationally renowned protective services company, and I’m looking to rebrand my career. The newly crowned Jameson Force Security is moving from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to the mountainous steel town of Pittsburgh, and the last thing I have time for is to deal with my past. More than a decade has passed since our split, but even a bruised and battered heart remembers its first love. So when Joslyn Meyers comes to me for help, I reluctantly agree to keep her safe from a terrifying stalker who keeps threatening her life. As the danger continues to intensify, it becomes clear that I’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman who turned her back on me all those years ago. Because one thing is certain—no matter how hard I try to convince myself otherwise, Joslyn still has my heart.
A White House Secret Service agent specializing in electronic surveillance has been blown away by a masked gunman. The Aryan Disciples, a neo-Nazi group, has taken credit. Secret Service Special Agent Pete Garrison fears it’s more than a warning shot delivered by extremists. His first lead is an informant who claims that the Aryans have positioned one of their own in the White House. But it’s the second lead that carries the most shattering and personal implications-a blackmailer who knows of Garrison’s affair with the First Lady. He has the photos to prove it. Evidence that would frame Garrison with the perfect motive for murder. Garrison’s last desperate option: infiltrate the President’s most powerful and intimate circles of defense. . .and outguess a killer’s next move. The book was made into a major motion picture with Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland and Eva Longoria.
A Navy man and nephew of a member of the secret Knights of the Golden Circle society recounts his efforts to crack the society’s system of codes and symbols to identify treasure sites across the American South and West, discussing in the process the group’s clandestine history and links to Jesse James. Originally published as Shadow of the Sentinel. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019—Woman’s Day The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year—BookBub “A nonfiction thriller.”—Wall Street Journal From internationally bestselling author of the “gripping” (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion’s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II—perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Nightingale, and Code Girls. The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police sergeant, Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them. They are sent to Paris’s Fresnes prison, and from there to concentration camps in Germany where they are starved, beaten, and tortured. But in the face of despair, they never give up hope, their love for each other, or the whereabouts of their colleagues. In Code Name: Lise, Larry Loftis paints a portrait of true courage, patriotism, and love—of two incredibly heroic people who endured unimaginable horrors and degradations. He seamlessly weaves together the touching romance between Odette and Peter and the thrilling cat and mouse game between them and Sergeant Bleicher. With this amazing testament to the human spirit, Loftis proves once again that he is adept at writing “nonfiction that reads like a page-turning novel” (Parade).
A rollicking good read, this elegant book is laced with humour and interesting anecdotes about life in the Australian Foreign Service. Bruce’s subsequent work – Code Name: Sentinel’ – was the stand-out’ entry in a field of 78 new titles, making him WINNER, NEWSPAPER HOUSE LITERARY AWARD, AUSTRALIA, 2012.