Author: Kele Moon
Publisher: Loose Id
They are the lost boys. Sons of mafia mistresses expected to keep their fathers’ sins in the shadows. The lucky ones are forgotten. Unfortunately for Valentino “Tino” Moretti, his brother Nova was too smart to be forgotten, and too valuable to risk when he resists a life of crime. So they punished Tino instead. Forced into the cruel world of the Sicilian Mafia at twelve, Tino was broken before he was old enough to know the man he was supposed to be. Now he’s what the mafia made him. The enforcer. A trained killer forbidden to love, but he did anyway. He's loved Brianna all along. Raw and beautiful, their romance was all consuming and far too dangerous. They were ripped apart a long time ago. It’s not until the borgata puts out a hit on her that Brianna falls back into Tino’s arms, churning up their dark past and unraveling all the Moretti brothers’ closely guarded secrets. This isn’t the end of the story. It’s only the beginning, and it is brutal. There’s a reason enforcers are considered too deadly to love. “We have to be better than them. Stronger. Faster. Smarter. Lost boys have to fly.” ~Carlo Moretti, original lost boy
Author: Caesar Campbell, Donna Campbell
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Among members of the outlaw motorcycle clubs, Caesar Campbell is a legend. Former sergeant-at-arms and chief enforcer for the Comancheros, Caesar became the founding member and sergeant-at-arms of the Australian chapter of the Bandidos. He epitomised bikie culture - unbeatable in a fight, brutal in the extreme, fearing no one and nothing, and loyal until death. This is Caesar's story, from his recruitment into the Comancheros, to the savage split within the club that led to the foundation of the Bandidos and the bloody massacre at Milperra that resulted from it. This was the massacre that saw the death of two of Caesar's brothers, and resulted in four bullet wounds and a lengthy jail term for him. Never before has someone so respected in the bikie gangs opened a window on to their world. The fact that Caesar has been able to do so is a testament to his ruthlessness, his fearlessness and his reputation in the bikie community. Enforcer is a unique and captivating true crime story that will shock you with its raw violence, its brutality and its insights into an outlaw world.
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Security expert Matthias Clarke hunts down people who don’t want to be found. His latest prey: the sole survivor of a massacre that killed his brother years ago. Kayla Roy claimed she was a victim of the carnage. Then she disappeared. Matthias thinks Kayla may have actually been the killer—and he wants justice. Kayla Roy never stays in one place too long and never lets a man get too close. But keeping Matthias at arm’s length may be impossible. Dark and enigmatic, Matthias draws Kayla in from the start. She knows nothing about his connection to her dark past, or his thirst for vengeance. She only knows their attraction feels overpowering—and very dangerous. Matthias’s suspicions about the sensual Kayla clash with his instinct to protect her, especially when he realizes her life is in danger. But Kayla’s not looking for a savior—especially one who seems hell-bent on tempting her down a lethal path.
Author: William F. Roemer
Publisher: Ivy Books
The most decorated agent in the FBI's history continues his account of war against the Chicago mob. With all the personal detail he brought to War of the Godfathers and Roemer: Man Against the Mob, the man who played hardball with the most celebrated and feared criminal kingpins paints a bloody portrait of the rise and fall of Tony Spilotro.
Author: Teresa Gabelman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Becky Adams is living life one day at a time as best she can in a world gone crazy. Maverick Wilder had walked away from the woman he loved above everything. He had no choice. When their worlds collide, will true love heal a broken heart and a life altered beyond repair.
Author: Graeme Pearson
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Graeme Pearson is one of the UK's most outspoken and respected senior police officers. In a career spanning forty years he crossed swords with some of the UK's most fearsome and brutal gangsters as he rose from the ranks to lead the fight against serious organised crime as head of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency. In The Enforcer - a Life Fighting Crime, Graeme Pearson now tells the inside story of the fight against some of the most notorious criminals operating in Britain. He reveals why he bought antique silver from Glasgow Godfather Arthur Thompson and how much it cost him, what Scotland's most notorious killer Robert Mone confided in him and charts the rise of organised crime in Scotland with the XYY mob, the Chinese Triads, the UVF and the highly organised drugs gangs of the 21st century. The Enforcer is also the very personal tale of his family's battle to survive in the hard-drinking culture of working class Glasgow in the 1950s and how this shaped one of our top cops. The lessons he learned in this tough environment have stayed with him from his early days on the beat right through to showing notorious criminals like Jamie 'The Iceman' Stevenson that crime really doesn't pay. This is the remarkable and compelling story of one man's determination to succeed and his life fighting crime.
Author: Matthew Farrer
Publisher: Games Workshop
Definitive omnibus edition of Matt Farrer's trilogy of novels featuring the Adeptus Arbites officer Shira Calpurnia, upholder of Imperial law in the Hydraphur system. The Adeptus Arbites are responsible for enforcing law and order across the vast reaches of the human Imperium. Newly promoted officer Shira Calpurnia is assigned to the fortress-system of Hydraphur, home of the vast Imperial warfleets that dock, rearm and repair in an endless cycle of conflict. But Shira soon finds herself in the thick of the action as her investigations embroil her in the corruption behind multiple assassination attempts, the vicious greed over an ancient charter, and encounters with psykers and murderers. The Shira Calpurnia novels present a unique and original view of the Warhammer 40,00 universe from the pen of acclaimed science fiction author Matt Farrer. This new omnibus edition contains the all three novels in the original Shira Calpurnia trilogy - Crossfire, Legacy and Blind - plus additional bonus material.
Author: Patrick McGilligan
A biography of a Hollywood legend peels back the mystery surrounding Clint Eastwood to reveal a rebel with a clear vision of human existence.
Author: Anna Perrin
Professional. Powerful. Thoroughly male… That was psychologist Claire Lamont's first thought when she met her bodyguard, the agent charged with keeping her from a rogue operative's bullet. And as much as she feared death, she soon faced an even scarier predicament: walking away from a man she couldn't tear her eyes off of. Bodyguard Brent Young was considered one of the best, and he vowed to use every ounce of his FBI training to help Claire. His enticing ward prodded him, unleashing his secret desires. The longer he kept her secluded at a remote cabin, the more sizzling the tension grew. Before long, the chances of remaining professional became a thing of the past…as did their chances of staying alive.
Author: John Branch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
“Shows us, in tender detail, a life consumed by our unholy appetites.”—Steve Almond, New York Times Book Review The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a gripping work of narrative nonfiction, acclaimed reporter John Branch tells the shocking story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death. Boy on Ice is the richly told story of a mountain of a man who made it to the absolute pinnacle of his sport. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, Boogaard was a gentle man off the ice but a merciless fighter on it. With great narrative drive, Branch recounts Boogaard's unlikely journey from lumbering kid playing pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan, so big his skates would routinely break beneath his feet; to his teenaged junior hockey days, when one brutal outburst of violence brought Boogaard to the attention of professional scouts; to his days and nights as a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers, capable of delivering career-ending punches and intimidating entire teams. But, as Branch reveals, behind the scenes Boogaard's injuries and concussions were mounting and his mental state was deteriorating, culminating in his early death from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers. Based on months of investigation and hundreds of interviews with Boogaard's family, friends, teammates, and coaches, Boy on Ice is a brilliant work for fans of Michael Lewis's The Blind Side or Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights. This is a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports—from peewees to professionals—and the damage that reaches far beyond the game.
Author: Edward Kendrick
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Beau, thirty-five, is a gangland enforcer who has gone into hiding rather than following the orders of his boss, Mercer, to harm a rival's kid. Now, all Beau wants to do is eliminate Mercer before getting out of town. When Rick, an eighteen-year-old denizen of the streets, witnesses Beau killing one of Mercer's men who has found him, Beau takes Rick under his wing instead of killing him, as well. He offers Rick a place to stay while he figures out how to put his plan to take Mercer out into action -- without ending up dead himself. Befriending Rick is an act Beau may come to regret. Rick convinces Beau to take him along when he leaves town -- thus working his way into Beau's dangerous life on the run -- and perhaps, into his heart, if Beau can come to grips with the fact that Rick is half his age. Note: This story contains scenes of graphic violence.
Author: Valerie J. Wood
ENFORCER "In a world devoid of hockey fiction, Valerie Wood's story fills the void nicely with an interesting story on the toughest and most interesting athletes in the world..." ~ John Buccigross, ESPN "This book may be fiction but the story is amazing...the hockey jargon is perfect and the author's knowledge of the sport is both impressive and appreciated by this reviewer. You don't have to be a big hockey fan to appreciate this book. You don't even have to be a sports fan--you just have to want to read a compelling story that takes you on a journey..." -- Russ Cohen, FoxSports Cole Bowman is the enforcer for the pro hockey team, the Rockets. He punishes infractions against his team, and protects the stars. Home fans love him; the opposition hates him. Fighting takes its toll on players, and Cole is no exception. Personal and professional issues arise as the new season unfolds. Cole is caught between what he wants to do--and what he feels obligated to do--to help his team. Troubled by the fan and media attention, he makes decisions which have the potential to harm himself in order to cope with the job. Stung by his father's scorn (he's not a finesse player), he pushes to succeed in hockey. Head coach Al Farrell is constantly on his back to fight. Sooner or later, something's got to give. Definitely a now book for hockey fans--whether you condone or condemn fighting. Enforcer is a contemporary tale about the lifestyle of one of hockey's bad boys and the impact and toll his role takes on his psyche. Readers will be drawn into the rough and tumble world of Cole Bowman, the Enforcer . . . Visit the website for Enforcer.
Author: Lou Graziani
Publisher: Shroud Media
A mutated cybernetic boar searches for his place in the world. Looking for peace, Cy-boar usually finds only danger, and skull splitting action! CY-BOAR #3: THE ENFORCER Choosing to work for the enigmatic Mr. Q, Cy-Boar turns to a life of crime! Also, there is an old man in the robotic exo-suit who wants Cy-Boar's hide!
Author: Marliss Melton
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
ATF Special Agent Tobias Burke is undercover in West Virginia, infiltrating a militia led by Captain Dylan Connelly, suspected of murdering the Secretary of Defense Dylan, once the Army's battalion leader of Mortuary Affairs, now works as a physician at the local Veterans Hospital, while leading her late-father's Seventh Amendment Militia. When Tobias Burke shows up to enlist, with his ladies-man humor and lovable Labrador retriever, Dylan knows his killer charm hides an ulterior motive. As evidence against Dylan mounts, Tobias's instincts--and then his heart--betray him into wondering if Dylan is being framed. Now, with Dylan's militia locked in a stand-off with the FBI and the nation watching the drama unfold on television, Tobias stares down the barrel of the most difficult choice in his life: expose the real killer and clear Dylan's name, or follow orders. REVIEWS: "...a well-written tale, steeped in the hardships of those who have experienced the horrors of war. THE ENFORCER is in a league of its own." ~Natasza Waters, InD’tale Magazine THE TASKFORCE SERIES, in order The Protector The Guardian The Enforcer THE ECHO PLATOON SERIES, in order Danger Close
Author: Samantha Whiskey
As the Seattle Sharks number one Enforcer, nothing means more to me than hockey. I live and breathe the game. But when my short-temper gets me into one too many late night brawls, Coach threatens to bench me if I don't clean up my act. It'll take more than me changing my nightlife--the media needs this bad boy to go good. Paige Turner--the gorgeous, off-limits best friend of my bro's fiancée--has the solution. About to take over as acting CEO of her family's multi-billion-dollar corporation, she'll have to sign a morality clause basically kissing any wild-life she wanted goodbye. Her proposition? I, Rory Jackson--the panty dropper and bed hopper of the Sharks--give her an exclusive relationship for three entire months. Her wholesome image will only brighten my dark one in the press' eyes, and I can help her check off some wicked naughty tasks on her very specific dirty-girl bucket list. If I screw up and get arrested again, she'll lose everything she's worked her entire life for, but what terrifies me most? At the end of the three months, I won't want to let her go, and with that morality clause--she can't keep me.