The One: “The perfect blend of characters, mayhem, and intrigue…”

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The following review of The One, the 3rd novel in the Keeno Crime Thriller Series, was recently posted by William Beck, author of the Jess Colton and Bryson McGann adventure thriller novel series

In Réal LaPlaine’s latest crime novel, The One, readers will find themselves swept up in a page turner pulsating with conflict and tension. Laplaine’s talent at setting the hook with skillful writing and engaging storylines keeps fans entertained and turning pages in their
attempt to discover the mastermind behind a sinister murder. The author’s talent for weaving a clever tale is on par with literary greats such as Michael Connelly’s, Harry Bosch and James Patterson’s, Alex Cross.

While a team of characters from the RCMP’s Anti-Terror Unit blend well into Laplaine’s tale, Keeno McCole is the central figure. In the opening, the body of a young woman is discovered in the St. Marys River along the Soo Locks. Meanwhile, McCole and Jake Williams find themselves at odds with a kidnapper set upon killing his victim as well as the two men from the ATU. Quick thinking and a bit of luck are the only things that save McCole, Williams, and the kidnapped woman as the bomb detonates. Not long after the harrowing encounter, McCole receives a disturbing phone call and the unit is tasked with a special assignment. The young woman found in the cold waters of the St. Marys River along Lake Superior was the Canadian Prime Minister’s niece. As clues unravel, they point to the peccant leader of a mysterious religious cult. Leonardo Milovich is a ruthless and unforgiving sociopath whose evil is boundless. McCole’s interference unleashes the ire of Milovich getting McCole’s team removed from the case by the upper echelon at RCMP headquarters. McCole cannot let The One’s leader’s deed go unpunished.
Ultimately the two meet in a final deadly showdown.

Réal Laplaine’s fans are once again treated to well-written novel, and one newcomers to his work will thoroughly enjoy. The author’s ability to move the narrative along at a rapid pace while maintaining a smooth writing style speaks highly of Laplaine’s proficiency. The perfect blend of characters, mayhem, and intrigue seamlessly round out this latest installment leaving readers of The One craving more of Keeno McCole.

William Beck
Author of the new Jess Colton novel – The Judas Coin
Author of the Bryson McGann adventure thriller novel series
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williambeck@booksbybeck.com

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Earth Escape – An existential and sci-fi thriller that will challenge you to step outside the box!

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In 2038, NASA, in a joint effort with several other nations, fires the most daring space mission ever undertaken. A 27 year trip to a nearby exoplanet, in the hopes of colonizing a new world before war, religious and political ideology and environmental depletion destroy Earth. Jim Tale, the captain of the star ship Evolution, is not only tasked to oversee the mission, but Jim has silently tasked himself to use the opportunity to find the answers to questions which have haunted him his entire life. Are we alone in the Universe? How was the Universe made? Is there a god? Who are we? Why are we here? Questions that drive him, inexplicably, to the very edge of the Universe as we know it. And what he finds and discovers about the truth, shocks him to the very core.  Earth Escape is an existential and sci-fi thriller, and it will challenge you to step outside the box about everything you have ever believed.

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“A thrilling read that takes you on an unusual and captivating adventure, and introduces novel subjects within Ai, spirituality and the existence of intelligent life in the universe. A recommended read.”

“The book is modern, thought provoking and suspenseful. He asks the big questions through a sci fi tale: Is there a God? If so, why design a flawed humanity? What is the ultimate truth of existence? . . . all our metaphysical questions woven through a very good story.”

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Earth Escape – an existential high-concept thriller that packs a lot of punch

Earth Escape Web FrontEarth Escape is a sci-fi high-concept thriller, a bold journey into deep space to find a new home for mankind, a space odyssey that takes its captain and crew into new worlds, meeting sentient beings and which opens doors which answer the very questions about our existence.

Earth Escape not only meets the traditional paradigm for a classic science fiction thriller, on the order of 2001 A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke, but it endeavors to take the reader into another realm, one where the reader is invited to engage the ultimate questions about existence. The mysteries which so many have attempted to solve, whether through religion or science, and yet which remain unanswered: How was the Universe created? Who created it? Is there a God? Who are we? Why are we here?

In this contemporary sci-fi thriller, one which bespeaks of the very circumstances facing our world today with growing nuclear arms, population explosion and environmental destruction – Earth Escape forces us to face the inevitable fact that our planet will not, by itself, continue to sustain the human race and that we must seek out new worlds to colonize and call home.

Gripping, surprising, and a very thoughtful story. A very memorable read. – Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Author

Within a few pages the characters became my friends, which made the book hard to put down. To me at least, this is dystopian sci-fi at its best. Highly recommended! – J.Z. O’Brien

Order the eBook for just $1.99 or get the full paperback, 440 pages of action-packed and insightful reading, for $16.00  Order HERE or at your favorite on-line bookstore.

 

 

Earth Escape – an existential thriller – Someone is waiting for us at the edge of the Universe!

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In 2038, geopolitical powers are on the verge of war, nuclear weapons threaten our very existence and global consumption is depleting the Earth. Several nations band together to launch a mission to colonize the first habitable exoplanet, but no one bothered to ask the obvious question: “Is there someone else there already?” One man is about to find out the truth and what he discovers will change the course of humanity and its role in the Universe.

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Twilight Visitor – a geopolitical and existential thriller “… comparable with the best of Dan Brown or Jack Higgins”

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A geopolitical and existential thriller!

As a brutal war erupts on the other side of the globe, Mateus Cordozo, a bio-engineer, unaware that the conflict is rapidly approaching a melting point, is vacationing in his hometown of Afife, Portugal. He’s trying to find balance again, some sense of meaning in his life, so he leaves everything in his hotel room, buys a bottle of wine, some cheese and a pack of cigarettes and sits alone on a desolate and blustery beach as far away from people as he possibly can. His solitude is broken when a strange and beautiful woman comes along and suddenly changes everything. Mateus soon discovers that their meeting was not by chance, and that she has come to show him how he can and must play a critical role in stopping the imminent global nuclear debacle that is only hours away from happening; moreover, she reveals things to him which will alter the course of humanity.

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THE OUTSIDER BOOK PODCAST “The place to hear stories that will intrigue you”

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Welcome to The Outsider Book PodcastThe place to hear stories that will intrigue you!

Today’s feature interview here at The Outsider Book Podcast, is with John Ross aka The Buffalo Kid. A man who achieved infamy over a period of a few months, who, previous to that had lived on the streets of Buffalo New York for over 30 years. John’s rise from rags to riches is not only unique, it is bizarre simply because of the circumstances of how he got a second chance at life, and at the age of 70, became one of the most influential people in the city. The story of The Buffalo Kid, now published as a book, will amaze you.

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78 year-old CIA agent admits to killing Marilyn Monroe

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A 78 year-old CIA agent now admits to killing Marilyn Monroe… ” “My commanding officer, Jimmy Hayworth, told me that she had to die and that it had to look like a suicide or an overdose…” Read more

What if Marilyn came back from the grave, fifty years after her “suicide” – ready to tell the world the truth of who murdered her? Read the Marilyn story, unlike any you have ever read before. Get your copy of DEAD BUT NOT GONE – HERE