Divine Extinction

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
Divine Extinction

Divine Extinction is the second volume in the Evilution series. They thought they had engineered temporary respite from the threat to humanity. Four years was a convincing period of inactivity. The vigil was suddenly invaded by fear of a completely different danger, which hovered over the species. Contemplation of the consequences was bad enough without the emergence of an immovable deadline.Five students investigate how to remember.
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    The Jupiter Paradox

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
The Jupiter Paradox

Following the Era of Conflict between Homo-Sapiens and the Cyborgs they created, a tentative period of cooperation emerged. The residual population was heavily skewed to the Borg template. By 2175, the radiation threat from the dissipating ozone layer had escalated to worrying levels. The Rift Incident had to be investigated.Following the Era of Conflict between Homo-Sapiens and the Cyborgs they created, a tentative period of cooperation emerged. The residual population was heavily skewed to the Borg template. By 2175, the radiation threat from the dissipating ozone layer had escalated to worrying levels. The Rift Incident had to be investigated, and a rigorous selection process for the crew resulted in four Borg and two humans heading for Jupiter space. What they discovered would become known as The Jupiter Paradox. Was it a genuine paradox or merely a puzzle to which there was no acceptable solution? What would happen if they did nothing? It clearly illustrated that the Borgs and their creators would have to strengthen their alliance quickly in order to deal with the discovery, and that wasn’t going to be easy.
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    Frankenstein.com

      Hylton Smith / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Frankenstein.com

Frankenstein.com is the sequel to Resident Fear. Two years on from arresting the serial killer involved, a new challenge faces D.C.I. Renton. The story is once again set in the Northeast of England, but this case appears to be more complicated than expected, compared with the stepwise murders of a serial killer. Several victims have apparently been simultaneously selected for a common purpose.Frankenstein.com is the sequel to Resident Fear. Two years on from arresting the serial killer involved, a new challenge faces D.C.I. Renton. The story is once again set in the Northeast of England, but this case appears to be more complicated than expected, compared with the stepwise murders of a serial killer. Several victims have apparently been simultaneously selected for a common purpose, and the perpetrator invites attention from the internet. Renton is in new territory again, and initially struggles to handle this window of the world into his department.
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    The Sacred Protocol

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
The Sacred Protocol

The Sacred Protocol is the first volume in the Evilution series. It is an alternate history crime thriller. Two pivotal events in history have a very different outcome. The first is the Spanish Armada. The story swiftly moves to the collapse of the internet in 2016. A slide to dystopian culture is avoided by the new SACRED system. An increasing number of protesters against SACRED die mysteriously.Oceans will rise and cities will fall... Will mankind survive?When the entire continent of Australia disappears into thin air, Jack White, a professor of unexplained phenomena and folk lore is contacted by the government to assist them in cracking the case that has officials baffled. When another country disappears and leaves behind only ocean water, it becomes a race against time to find answers to the inexplicable disappearances that are now ravaging the world. How do you protect your family and prepare the world for an impending doom if you don't know what you're up against?
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    Panspermia Deorum

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
Panspermia Deorum

A world in chaos, caught in the pincer movement of corruption and anarchy. The time for tackling the causes was long gone, squandered by those elected for that very purpose. Procrastination, being paraded as a duty of care, had pushed the planet past the point of no return, or had it? A global threat of a different kind entered the fray. It should have been a unifying straw for humanity to clutch.A world in chaos, caught in the pincer movement of corruption and anarchy. The time for tackling the causes was long gone, squandered by those elected for that very purpose. Procrastination, being paraded as a duty of care, had pushed the planet past the point of no return, or had it? A global threat of a different kind entered the fray. It should have been a unifying straw for humanity to clutch; a veritable last chance saloon. There was, however, an obstruction lurking in the wings - trust. Even if this common enemy could be neutralised, what then? Of all the possible scenarios, the most unlikely suddenly became reality. Humanity had never faced such a bizarre future, one in which it could be preferable to have none.
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    The Ice Wars of Dominia

      Hylton Smith / Actions & Adventure / Science Fiction
The Ice Wars of Dominia

The Ice Wars of Dominia is the final volume in the Evilution series. A century has passed since the cataclysmic events of 2045. Climatic change has accelerated, and ice covers most of the planet. All Earth inhabitants are gradually forced into a narrow band of habitable domain, known as the Temperate Zone. A clash of nomadic and indigineous cultures is inevitable, fuelled by a species in orbit.DANGEROUS DANA involves chasings, fistfights, chokings, stalkings, arrests, jail time, prison time and a series of murders. Dana has a violent temper. She is known for hardly ever smiling. She believes in revenge and will go after her target. At night, she would dress in a disguise like a black hat, black jacket, black scarf around the bottom of her face, black gloves, black pants, thick black shoes and dark shades when she stalks and follows her victims.Dana is not the kind of person who goes around looking for trouble, but if it happens to come her way or any member in her family’s way, she will become a psychopath and respond with violence. Dana fights like a boxer and believes in fighting fire with fire. Is she a savior, or is she a psycho? Is she a vigilante, or is she a homicidal maniac?
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    The Darwinian Extension: Completion

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
The Darwinian Extension: Completion

The Darwinian Extension: Completion is the third volume in The Nexus Odyssey. Over twenty years have passed since the Martian colony was founded and the planet has a thin but breathable atmosphere, and more than 50,000 citizens. The efforts to develop interstellar propulsion seem to stagnate when a breakthrough is achieved. Nuclear weapon proliferation on Earth raises the tension to flash point.This short story is about a bullfrog named Fredrick who encounters a mysterious and uncontrollable addiction that causes him and his friends to change pretty much who they are.
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    The Man Who Never Was

      Hylton Smith / History & Fiction / Mystery & Detective
The Man Who Never Was

In 1986, Derwenthaugh Coke Works closed, and demolition began. A strange discovery halts the regeneration plans. As there is no obvious explanation as to why these artefacts are there, the police become involved. The only clue which offers any progress points to events which took place many years ago. When a young police officer thinks she has seen one of the objects before, the intrigue thickens.In 1986, Derwenthaugh Coke Works closed, and demolition work began. A strange discovery halts the regeneration plans. As there is no obvious explanation as to why these artefacts should be there, the police become involved. The only clue which offers any progress points to events which took place many years ago. Just when a young police officer thinks she has seen something similar to one of the objects, and a new line of inquiry looms, higher authority descends on the investigation. The intrigue thickens
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    Resident Fear

      Hylton Smith / Mystery & Detective
Resident Fear

Resident Fear is a crime thriller set in the Northeast of England in 2018, after Britain was expelled from the European Union. The body of a wealthy Industrialist is found draped at the base of the iconic sculpture - The Angel of the North. D.C.I. Jack Renton soon realises it is no ordinary homicide, it has the hallmarks of a serial killer. Civil unrest and political apathy stoke the fear.Resident Fear, the first volume in the Fog on the Tyne series, is a crime thriller set in the Northeast of England in 2018, not long after Britain was expelled from the European Union. The body of a wealthy Industrialist is found draped at the base of the iconic sculpture - The Angel of the North. D.C.I. Jack Renton soon realises it is no ordinary homicide,it has the hallmarks of a serial killer. Civil unrest and political apathy stoke the fear.
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    Evilution

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
Evilution

Evilution is comprised of The Sacred Protocol, Divine Extinction and The Ice Wars of Dominia. The first is an alternate history, scifi thriller. Two pivotal events in history lead to the collapse of the internet. It becomes a race against time to prevent global implications of meltdown. Divine Extinction takes the story on. The threat of extinction is back, then total war looms in book three.Set in the urban area of Tokyo in the near future, the story revolves around Touka Kimizuki and her twin brother, Yuuto. Both of them are just like a typical 16-year old high schooler. But they're actually recruited by Public Security Intelligence Agency (PSIA) to become a secret agent due to their ability to kill skilled assassins while they were still in the middle school.Together with their father who is the Head of Special Activities Division in PSIA and his squad, they receive a mission to ensure the safety of the last remaining researcher for Transhuman Development Project, Dr. Nobuhiko Hayama. He's their only hope to unfold the mystery behind the other researchers' deaths.Little they know that their first encounter with Dr. Hayama leads to something they least expect. And this is just the beginning.
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    The Predicament of Redwood Paddock

      Hylton Smith / Humor
The Predicament of Redwood Paddock

The Predicament of Redwood Paddock is a political satire. It is pure fiction, or is it? A little guy takes on the might of the closed ranks of government. It's a David and Goliath billing, with an ending which may be surprising, yet predictable.Such political satire could certainly be considered as pure fantasy, and although it is a work of fiction, there may just be elements which are uncomfortably familiar. A fledgling immigrant council minion decides to confront political correctness in society. A lofty ambition for a lowly servant of the presiding regime. He quickly grasps the currency of duplicity in the corridors of power, and has to seek out allies to deal with 'merchants of enlightenment' of the establishment, the psychologists.The gradual unfolding of this 'David and Goliath' encounter is both surprising and predictable. Making a difference has many cloaks.
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    The Darwinian Extension: Transition

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
The Darwinian Extension: Transition

Transition is the second volume in the Nexus Odyssey series. A fragile foothold was established on Mars during the first volume. The sequel takes up the story of how humanity deals with the discovery of another life form and the schism which develops between the two planets. A second discovery on Mars throws the relationship into potential meltdown, sending a very a sobering message to Earth.Coming out of her recent rumpus with Sheik Hari Al-Najib in the British Virgin Islands, teleoperator Clarity Nice flies out of BVI to Florida, in order to stay in Miami, and to avoid taking another plane back to Macau. Awaiting for her there in Asia, are those who purchased the ring by Mauboussin that Clarity received in Singapore, a ring kept by videographer Plum Bailey in BVI, which shows a symbol in one of the baguettes, known as the 'incomplete triangle'.While in transit in Florida, she is arrested by Customs and Border Immigration at Miami International Airport, after showing up in a list of people to watch, involved with the theft of federal bonds, previously held by the shady Cayman Islands banking agent Buddha Talk. To avoid going to a local detention center, Clarity is hired by Lloyd, a representative of the shady banking agent, who tells her that his boss wants a beachhead in South Florida, in the fast food beef and burger market. The market for burgers in the region, is dominated by rivals Moe Alamy, and by her protege, Gavino di Laure, the owners of the Mclannan's burger franchise, and of its mascot, Ollie the clown.Clarity reaches the lavish home of Buddha Talk in the Florida Keys, Swankeye, to help him out with 'business'. The banking agent, whose real name is Joe Mannen, has been having some problems with Cayman authorities. Inspectors Taylor and Marville are inquiring in his home in Florida, about the renewal license of Mannen's main business in the Cayman Islands, Lofty Bank. Mannen's reputation as a mobster has been dented with local Cappi of South Florida, by the disappearance of one million in stolen bonds, formerly held in his home in Cayman, now under Federal custody, after a whistle blower in a strip club called Milton's, told di Laure about the stolen bonds held by Mannen's pilot.In a meeting involving the various mobsters who rule the meat packing, distribution, and retail segments in South Florida, Mannen is left without a share of the meat business, and with the swamped Everglades territory of Monroe as the only turf to establish any burger related business. The only real business di Laure allows for Mannen is a small pawnshop in Miami, called the Gladeview pawnshop.Mannen knows that di Laure wants him out of South Florida, without any business at all. To restablish credibility with Cappi, using a manual called Cocoanomics found in a liquidation notice listed in the Cayman Islands Gazette, Mannen sends off Clarity to learn of di Laure's plans. She becomes a regular employee of Mclannan's, attending the rigorous training program of Ollie Burger University at the Mclannan's training center in Boynton, Florida. Dodging the henchman of Di Laure, Ambrosio, she will have to find a way to alter the Ollie burger of the franchise, to elicit a sale by Di Laure to Mannen of some of the locations of the profitable burger restaurants.
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    The Message

      Hylton Smith / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
The Message

Olivia Radford-Wickham is a prominent surgeon with searing career ambition. Her husband Tom, in stark contrast, is one of life's drifters, currently parading as an author. His one dedication is caring for their six year-old son. Kieron was born with neurological abnormalities, and has special needs. After a blazing row between Olivia and Tom, a phone call changes their lives forever.The Message is a psychological thriller. Olivia Radford-Wickham is a prominent surgeon with searing career ambition. Her husband Tom, in stark contrast, is one of life's drifters, currently parading as an author. His true dedication, however, was caring for their six year-old son. Kieron was born with neurological abnormalities, and has special needs. After a blazing row between Olivia and Tom, a single phone call changes their lives forever. The police investigation kicks grit into an already delicate situation, as the unfolding events defy belief. A sinister explanation gradually emerges, together with a potential ticking time bomb. However, all is not as it seems to be.
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    The Darwinian Extension: Initiation

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
The Darwinian Extension: Initiation

The Darwinian Extension is the first volume in the Nexus Odyssey, and begins two and a half decades into the future. There exists a complex cocktail of human failings in addressing the planet's ability to sustain worldly trends.A new space age becomes a necessity. The unfolding events on Earth and Mars cause a political rift, which is eclipsed by a sinister discovery on the red planet.From the Publisher that brought you popular short story series Witching Call, Hostile Hearts, Earthbound Angels, The January Morrison Files Psychic Series, Ralph's Gift, Seasons of Love, The Taken, Requiem for a Dream, In the Blood, A Halloween Awakening, Friend Zone, The Magaram Legends, and now, The Shadow Stalkers Series...MYSTERIOUS SHADOWS ARE LURKINGONE CANNOT UNSEE THE FACE OF DEATHDarian Lane moved into a small town after growing up in a fast-paced city life. Finally away from the vices of the city, being thrown in the middle of a robbery was the last thing Darian wished for. But as he finds himself in this unfortunate incident, he sees a glimpse of evil that changes his life forever.Darian ends up in a coma and wakes up unable to recall anything. Dark dreams start haunting him as visions of his last memories slowly come back. Mysterious shadows lurk at the corner of his eye. Inescapable nightmares start to feel too real. Lines between reality and dreams are blurred.On his way to recovery, Darian meets Jennifer, his physical therapist who is assigned to work on getting him to walk again. There is an unmistakable attraction that binds them together, and the two cannot help but give in to an inevitable tryst.But as Darian struggles to resolve his nightmares, these shadows seem to linger. What are they and what could they possibly want from him?If you wish to read more, download now!***READER ADVISORY: This series contains content that readers may find objectionable, including explicit language, sex, abuse, violence, and erotic themes.BONUS PREVIEW IF YOU BUY THIS BOOK!EXCERPTThe man with the gun stood still and glared at Darian. His eyes were a twisted combination of ice blue and black, swirling around the iris like water draining out of the bathtub. Darian stood shocked for a moment and blinked his own eyes a couple of times to make sure he was seeing what was really there and not some figment of his imagination. The man turned back to yell at Lacey one more time and then stared into Darian’s eyes again.“You did this to yourself, you little bitch.”The man said this in the calmest and most collected voice Darian had ever heard. He stared directly at Darian as he lifted the gun up to shoulder height and pulled the trigger.The sound of the gun was deafening in the small gas station. The muzzle flash briefly blinded Darian as he tried his best to fall to the ground for cover.Three more shots rang in the distance as his ears tried to recover from the first gun shot, and Darian could feel the spray of some kind of liquid as it hit his face and hands. He imagined a bottle or water or something sitting on the counter being hit by one of the bullets and hoped that Lacey had moved back enough to not be hit by a ricochet.There was a momentary scream and then a sharp pain on the top of Darian’s head before the blackness set in.Download and discover why readers are raving about G.J. Winters.Scroll up and get the book now!
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    Renewal

      Hylton Smith / Science Fiction
Renewal

Renewal is the fourth volume in The Nexus Odyssey. The city vessel Phoenix is in its 43rd year of the journey from Mars to the 55 Cancri system. The three species aboard are shocked to find Nexus is nothing like the Axis remembered. Renewal chronicles the struggle between the crew and a lifeform which tries to control them, while Mars is unaware of the same threat as the surface temperature rises.Jennifer Parson loves life. She loves insulting her psychologist about how fat and useless he is. She loves telling all the other patients that she is amazing, a doctor, a philanthropist and thoroughly better than any of them can ever be. They should be blessed to be in her company. Yes, life is good.Then her psychologist decides to suddenly retire, and is replaced by the very irritating ‘Heavy Debbie’, as Jennifer describes her.Thoroughly irritated by Heavy Debbie’s new approach to her treatment, Jennifer doesn’t understand why she is being questioned about every aspect of a life she led several years ago. It must, of course, be Heavy Debbie’s incompetency and lack of understanding about the science of psychology.But when Jennifer receives her first and only visitor several years after being admitted to Grove Hospital for the Mentally Ill not long after the arrival of her new psychologist, her life starts to become a little … well, less good.Paranoia kicks in as Jennifer begins to realise she is no longer safe. Her perfect escape is no longer perfect. He is coming for her.A crime/thriller/satire told in duel narratives, The Institution is a story about hiding from your fears, life ending obsessions and murder. With a little splash of comedy to lighten the mood.
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