Friday, January 20, 2017

Kenneth Eade – PALADINE is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Kenneth Eade's Book: PALADINE.

Bestselling top 100 political and legal thriller Author Kenneth Eade is the author of the Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series, the Involuntary Spy Espionage Series and the Paladine Political Thriller Series. Kenneth writes Thriller and Mystery novels.








PALADINE

Paladine Political Thriller Series Book 1


Author: Kenneth Eade


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From the best-selling & award winning author critics hail as "one of the strongest thriller writers on our scene" comes an unforgettable story of an unlikely "anti-hero." Robert Garcia was an unremarkable man, tapped out of a promising military career to become a death squad assassin for the CIA. Retirement was not in the cards for Robert, so he disappeared instead. After he comes out of the cold to answer the call to aid a fellow soldier facing a bum rap, he is thrust back into the spotlight when he is in the wrong place at the wrong time and kills a terrorist, thereby saving dozens of lives. He finds gainful employment in the slaughter of jihadists, which sparks an urban legend that Robert, a dangerous and unfeeling assassin, is a living paladin, whose mission is to rid the earth of evil for the betterment of mankind. Social media gives him the name: "Paladine" and God help whoever gets between him and his next target.

Excerpt from PALADINE
The apartment obviously belonged to a bachelor, but it was neat and orderly, like a military man’s freshly made bed. The cushions on the couch were soft and comfortable and the Colonial style furniture practical and functional, rustic but not antique. The décor was earth tone and neutral, and the walls were peppered with tasteful framed prints, replicas of art that said nothing about the occupant. They were just hanging there so the walls would not be bare. There were no framed family photos on the tables, no stacks of well-worn books and no magazines. It was almost as if nobody lived there.

Robert Garcia was an unremarkable man. Other men, the exceptional types, could never be forgotten. Men of striking, imposing persuasion, or those with a certain superior intellect or cleverness. Robert held none of those attributes but, if you had the misfortune to have him touch your life in any way, and were fortuitous enough to live after the experience, he would be indelibly etched in your memory.

Robert’s characteristics were fine-drawn, precise. He could drift in on the night air with only a whisper of the wind, and then disappear into the shadows, the only place where he ever felt secure and content. At five-foot-eleven, dark-haired with a touch of grey around the edges, he was a chameleon that blended in with most crowds. But under the ordinary clothing he wore he had the body of a herculean powerhouse, chiseled and ripped. Née John Richards, Jr. to an American military career man who had taken a Lebanese wife, since Robert had been old enough to walk, he had marched in the footsteps of his father. When his country came calling, John Richards, Jr. proudly answered that call and served with pride as his father’s son, the nephew of his Great Uncle Sam. There was never any question of it. Working up the ranks the hard way, he made Captain, and it wasn’t long before his special traits and abilities landed him his first secret assignment, along with his first alias – Malik Abdul.

Malik was a name that had fit Robert well. He never did look or behave like a John Richards. That was a name his Anglo Father, John Richards, Sr., had insisted on giving the child and his mother dutifully went along with it. Eventually, it was adept profiling that helped Malik recognize his destiny. His swarthy skin and his second language – Arabic – made Malik a valuable asset to his country. Beyond his language prowess and physical attributes, Malik possessed a unique set of special skills, forged by intensive training and honed to perfection with experience. Malik and his band of assassins were utilized only in the most extreme of circumstances – covert operations for well-known agencies who called themselves by three letter acronyms – and the unknown ones as well.

Malik had tried to retire, tried his hand at transforming his life into the “normal” one of Robert Garcia, and had dutifully taken the number 4 train Monday through Friday, from his little brownstone in El Barrio to Two Penn Plaza, where he worked as a janitor. But Malik’s past had beckoned. It was a call he could not resist. He had come out into the open to support a fellow soldier who had been given a bum rap. About the only thing Malik had left which resembled a conscience was the soldier’s creed. He had no morals, no principles, except for those, which were burned into his hardwiring like a brand on a cow: The mission comes first; never accept defeat; never quit; and never leave a fallen comrade.

The comrade was Captain Ryan Bennington, an officer serving in the war against the insurgency in Iraq who had been sent on a mission by his superiors with instructions to breech four houses in an Iraqi village that intelligence had confirmed were being run by Al-Qaeda terrorists and kill any one of them who did not actively surrender. It was a mission the likes of which Malik – Robert – knew well, as he had been on many of them, committing unspeakable acts in the name of the War on Terror during the insurgency. Now the accused officer was being court-martialed and could face life in prison for simply doing his duty.

Robert had come back from the court-martial trial on the coast a ball of nerves, constantly looking over his shoulder. Now that the record had been set straight, Robert’s life was in a state of distress and disquietude. He couldn’t resume his job as a custodian. They could be watching for him there. He couldn’t return to the woman he had been seeing regularly, and who had given him hope that he actually could rejoin society after all that he had seen and done, and he couldn’t go back to the little apartment in the quaint brownstone on 118th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Spanish Harlem that he had called home for the past five years. Well, he had to come back here – for only one last time, he thought, as he shut the door behind him.

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Now that Robert had exposed himself and his new identity to set the record straight it was, once again, time to slip back into the shadows. Without a glimpse of emotion, he had left everything behind in the top floor of that little brownstone that had been collected by Robert Garcia over the years –the furniture, the clothing, the little knick-knacks reminiscent of the life he had simulated. He also left something in the apartment that had never been there before, a product of his life’s work – something that he had not produced for the past five years – the body of a dead man, five-foot eleven, olive-skinned and dark-haired. He took one last look at the life of Robert Garcia as he threw the match on the floor and then slipped away.



Author: Kenneth Eade

Author Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery

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Author Description: Described by critics as "one of our strongest thriller writers on the scene," author Kenneth Eade, best known for his legal and political thrillers, practiced law for 30 years before publishing his first novel, "An Involuntary Spy." Eade, an up-and-coming author in the legal thriller and courtroom drama genre, has been described by critics as "One of our strongest thriller writers on the scene and the fact that he draws his stories from the contemporary philosophical landscape is very much to his credit." He is the author of the "Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series", the fifth installment of which, Killer.com, won best legal thriller in the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards, and the "Involuntary Spy Espionage Series".

Said Eade of the comparisons, "Readers compare me in style to John Grisham and, there are some similarities, because John also likes to craft a story around real topics and we are both lawyers. However, all of my novels are rooted in reality, not fantasy. I use fictional characters and situations to express factual and conceptual issues. Some use the term 'faction' to describe this style, and it is present in all my fictional works."

Eade has written twelve novels, which are now in the process of being translated into six languages. He is known to keep in touch with his readers, and offers a free Kindle book to all those who sign up at his web site, www.kennetheade.com.





Author's Book List
RUSSIAN HOLIDAY - Paladine Political Thriller Series Book 2
Even killers need a vacation

Paladine, terrorism's worst enemy, is back in this sequel to the hit political thriller.

From the best-selling & award winning author critics hail as "one of the strongest thriller writers on our scene" comes the continuation of the unforgettable story of an unlikely "anti-hero," Robert Garcia, a dangerous and unfeeling assassin of jihadist terrorists, has been exalted by social media as "Paladine", a living paladin whose mission is to rid the earth of evil for the betterment of mankind. In this installment of the series, Paladine crosses paths with a Russian assassin, which puts him in the middle of the controversial new cold war between the United States and Russia.


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The Big Spill - Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series Book 10
After a large oil spill threatens the coastline of Santa Barbara, Lawyer Brent Marks' girlfriend Rebecca takes on the big oil companies. Initial victories in her class action case lead to her all-out declaration of war against fossil fuels. When she turns up missing, a suspected victim of foul play, Brent finds himself questioning whether to continue with the case.


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Beyond All Recognition - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Series Book 9
Lawyer Brent Marks takes on the court-martial defense of a retired military officer accused of war crimes. Brent's defense of the ex-officer puts the entire military industrial complex on trial. In their search for a scapegoat, have the powers-that-be gone too far this time?


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Decree of Finality - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Series Book 8
Divorce can be murder!

Experience the suspense and mystery of the latest in the best selling legal thriller series from the award winning author critics hail as: "One of the strongest thriller writers on the scene."

Lawyer Brent Marks suffers a setback in his practice, and now must take divorce cases to make ends meet. Now a case of foul play has him questioning his role in the case he has just taken on.


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The Spy Files - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Series Book 7
A lawyer up against the FBI in pursuit of justice:

Attorney Brent Marks takes a Freedom of Information Act case for a journalist accused of espionage, and finds himself the target of an abusive federal investigation that strains his relationship with his fiance, who happens to be an FBI Agent.

An innocent man, wrongfully accused

Now in the role of the client instead of the attorney, can Brent find justice and come out on the other side of the case with his own liberty intact? Where privacy and government collide, Brent must find a way to win the case, and, at the same time, prove his innocence and save himself.


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Absolute Intolerance - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Series Book 6
Lawyer Brent Marks advocates a case for a gay couple's marriage. After victory, the clients are found in their home brutally murdered, the first victims of a notorious serial killer who targets gay couples.

An ethical quandary for a lawyer:

All the evidence leads to a religious zealot who is outspoken against gay marriage, who requests Brent to be his criminal defense attorney, but Brent is not entirely convinced he is dealing with an innocent client. Can Brent bring himself to defend the only suspect in the case whom the police are sure is responsible for the murder? Will an innocent client go to his death or find justice? In order to form a viable criminal defense, Brent must solve the murders, leading him and his team straight into the path of the killer.


Book Trailer: Absolute Intolerance



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Killer.com - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Series Book 5
What if murder was as easy as clicking a button and nobody would ever know?

A mob of anonymous cyber stalkers torments lawyer Brent Marks with defamatory posts on the Internet in this fifth novel of the legal thriller series. Marks sues to enjoin their libelous publication, the stalkers hide behind the immunity of the Communications Decency Act.

What if the attorney becomes the accused?

When a mysterious anonymous killer for hire strikes, Brent finds himself accused of the murder, in a desperate race to prove his innocence.


Book Trailer: Killer.com



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Unreasonable Force - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Series Book 4
African American attorney William Thomas grew up with a distrust of contact with the police. However, he worked hard and made a name for himself as a successful lawyer. After leaving a ball game with friends, William is assaulted by police and one of the officers is killed. Accused of murder, William calls his colleague, lawyer Brent Marks, to defend him. Can Brent convince the jury that the police have crossed the line between keeping order and police brutality? Can he formulate a defense for a client who believes himself that he could be guilty? This modern day To Kill a Mockingbird mystery and suspense novel confronts the contemporary reality of tolerance, racism, prejudice and violence in American society.


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HOA Wire - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Book 3
The president of the Orange Grove Homeowners Association is murdered and there are plenty of suspects - in fact everyone who lives in Orange Grove. Attorney Brent Marks thinks he is dealing with a routine foreclosure defense until his client is implicated in the crime and calls upon Brent to defend her. Brent is not normally a criminal defense attorney, but takes the case because he believes he is dealing with an innocent client. To make matters worse, another client's destiny is about to cross their path. Is Brent's client really innocent or guilty? Can justice be done? At the crossroads of morality and ethics, the courtroom drama explodes, while the action outside the courtroom spirals out of control.


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Predatory Kill - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Book 2
2015 RONE Award Nominee in Thrillers and Suspense

Rocketing to the top of five paid best seller lists, Book 2 of the Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series has been called a "wild ride" by critics. In it, Kenneth Eade delivers another solid and intricately plotted financial thriller.

A maniacal killer is on the loose. April’s mother is brutally murdered and her father beaten within an inch of his life. Attorney Brent Marks has already paid his dues as a lawyer, having taken his share of small cases over his 20 year career in law, but has finally reached a place in his life where he can take for justice and principle. What he least expected was for April Marsh's predatory lending case against the big banks for wrongful foreclosure on her parent's home to turn into a murder investigation. Can the court delver justice before the action outside the courtroom spirals out of control?.


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A Patriot's Act - Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Book 1
Death, law and in that order at Guantanamo Bay.

When a naturalized American citizen turns up missing in Iraq, Attorney Brent Marks fights the Goliath U.S. Government's Patriot Act. Santa Barbara accountant Ahmed Khury responds to the plea of his brother, a suspected money launderer in Iraq. Before Ahmed realizes what has happened to him, he is sent to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp as a suspected terrorist, and is subjected to torture to extract information that he doesn't have. The courtroom drama mounts as the drama outside the courtroom explodes, and when murder, corruption and cover-up enters the picture, nobody, including Brent, is safe.


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To Russia for Love - Involuntary Spy Espionage Thriller Series Book 2
Ukraine is perched at the beginning of a bloody civil war. Involuntary spy Seth Rogan finds himself back in Russia when his Russian secret agent girlfriend disappears while on an undercover assignment in Ukraine amidst the political upheaval and unrest. How does his former employer, the giant chemical company and GMO seed king Germinat, stand to benefit from the war and how involved is the company in her disappearance?


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An Involuntary Spy - Involuntary Spy Espionage Thriller Series Book 1
Seth Rogan was a bad spy. That’s because he wasn't a spy at all. Just a guy trying to do the right thing. As a biologist for the largest biotech company in the world, he had a great job, and enjoyed all the perks. But when asked to do some tests on the company's genetically engineered (GMO) foods, he uncovered secrets that entangled him in a web of corruption, fraud and conspiracy that he wanted no part of, but could not escape from. In a story of mystery and suspense that seems too true to life to be fiction, it could almost be from today's newspapers, Seth, having bit the hand that fed him, is on the run from CIA, the FBI, and the full overreaching strength of the United States government, charged with espionage, and finds temporary refuge with an old enemy - Russia. But his peace is about to be broken as he finds himself in the role of an involuntary spy.


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Terror on Wall Street
The crash of the stock market has created a rippling effect of disastrous proportions. Banks have failed, and people are rioting in the streets of the cities, which are on fire. Rolling blackouts have given way to entire system failures. University of Chicago Economics Professor Harry Mason, advisor to U.S. presidents and the Treasury Department, has gathered his dream team of "whiz kids," the brightest and the best graduate students in Economics, for a special laboratory class. Their mission: to save the world. But is it too late?


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Self-Publishing Book Marketing Essentials
Everything you need to know about marketing your self-published book to become a best seller on Amazon is here, from the best-selling author critics hail as "one of the strongest thriller writers on the scene.

You've written a great book. Now how do you sell it?

The title of this book is: Self-Publishing Book Marketing Essentials. Its subtitle is: How to Market Your Book Before and After Writing. That subtitle actually should be "How to market your book before, during and after writing" because your cover and title are not the only marketing items that need to be incorporated in your book. I have become a best-selling author from zero to banking five figures a month in just two years. In this book, you will learn everything that you need to know (and that I learned the hard way) to market your book and make it a best seller in its category on Amazon.

The only book marketing bible for self-publishers that you will ever need. A complete book marketing checklist.

When I say everything you need to know, I have left out all of the stuff that doesn’t work. How do I know? I’ve tried everything. You probably already know that no agent is going to discover you, no matter who and what you pitch, and that you are not going to sign with a publishing house, even if you have written the next Harry Potter. The publishing business is a tough one, it has not changed with the times, and the Ebook is where it’s at, no matter what you may have heard. All the self-publishing with Amazon secrets are in this book.

Become a best-seller on Amazon

Using the methods in this book, for less than $1,000, you will:

1. Publish a best-seller on Amazon.
2. Know what marketing methods to use and which to avoid.
3. Sell more books on Kindle.
4. Establish and improve your Kindle sales rank.
5. Sit back and bank the money every month.


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