Praise for Blackout:
‘In many years of writing book reviews, I have only on half a dozen occasions given a novel 5 Stars. To give 5 stars, I have always believed the book should be unbeatable in its subject. Blackout is one of these’
‘Seriously good thriller’
‘Yet again Tom Barber has written a brilliant thriller centered around Sam Archer; this is the third in the series that I’ve read & I think the best so far’
‘Just brilliant, and to find a new thriller writer that I love is very exciting’
‘Having now discovered Tom Barber I am really hooked on his Sam Archer novels. They are the best books I have read for a long time’
‘This makes the third book in the Sam Archer series that I’ve now read and
the third is as brilliant as the first. Great twists and turns, unexpected
outcomes to situations and generally an amazing novel’
Young counter-terrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day.
But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming.
Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington D.C. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected. By a shocking event fifteen years ago.
And this is only the beginning.
Archer, Chalky and the rest of the Unit suddenly find themselves plunged into a ferocious and violent confrontation, fighting for their lives. The enemy they are up against are brutal, highly trained, well-armed and anonymous. No one knows where they have come from. No one seems to know who they are.
But they have a vendetta. They will never forgive or forget, or show mercy.
And for some reason, they’re hell-bent on killing ten specific people before the end of the day.
As the Unit tries to find out who these killers are and locate the remaining targets so they can protect them, it becomes a race against time to see who can get there first. As the counter-terrorist unit and the vengeful enemy come up against each other all over the city, Archer and the team soon realise two things.
This enemy is more proficient and deadly than any they’ve ever encountered.
And one of their own ARU men is on the extermination list.
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Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life.
That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcée behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.
Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.
When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?
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Two Mexican drug smugglers are murdered on Native American soil and the only clues left behind are two single arrowheads in this compelling page-turner of tribal secrets and distrust at the border.
When detective Frank Silva of the Tohono O’odham Nation arrived at the scene of the crime he immediately feared his investigation would require him to turn inward–to his own people–in search of the killer.
A complex web of lies, love and intrigue in the heart of the reservation pulls readers into a place and time in limbo straddling the U.S.-Mexican border which is struggling to retain its heritage and independence.Two maverick detectives form an intriguing team trusting each other with not only their lives, but with the fate of the Tohono O’odham Nation in the crime mystery.
The Poison of War, from award-winning author Jennifer Leeper, highlights the Tohono O’odham reservation’s evolving struggle against Mexican cartels and their friction with border agents who hold the line stretching across the middle of the reservation.
The novella’s setting of the American Southwest, particularly on a Native American reservation, and the style and cultural background of the detective protagonist draw resemblances to Tony Hillerman’s works including Dance Hall of the Dead and The Blessing Way.
For fans of Leeper’s work and fortuitous newcomers, The Poison of War is a stunning tale that highlights timely issues of the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration, drug trafficking and the reservation culture of the Tohono O’odham tribe.
Read what everyone is saying about The Poison of War:’I loved the tension; the submission to the law. I loved the sense of values and the spoiled future of these proud indigenous people… Seek out this author and try to read this book for yourself. You will be pleased you made the effort.’ Richard Latham, author and book reviewer
‘This reminded me very much of Cormac McCarthy’s books, a great story with strong characters and a great sense of place. I’ll certainly be looking out for more books by Jennifer Leeper.
–Dave Blendell, author and book reviewer
‘It’s a short novel but with a powerhouse of a story… The author has done remarkable research and has a good hold on the theme. I love her writing style. The author has blended two different concepts together. It brought out an awe-inspiring and believable story. The book has a well-developed pool of characters. The poison of war is a great read and fresh take on regular topics.
–Ideas Fly High