A mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his top secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero can't ignore his duty and his personal moral compass.
This gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists and surprises. It features a cast of interesting characters, including several strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer who shares Jake's admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down and the danger level increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries, suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters, witty dialogue and a little romance too. Now on sale in over a dozen countries around the world. Be the first among your friends to read it.
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Readers are saying...
"A life and death ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I stayed up half the night so I could finish this book."
"An action packed thriller from beginning to end! A cross between the action in the "Die Hard" movies, and the joking relationship between partners in the "Lethal Weapon" movies."
"I wish I could have given this book 10 stars--it is that good. If you like playing detective, you will love this book."
"This is the best action mystery book I have read. Mark Nolan is a hidden treasure."
Jake Wolfe was a well-known photojournalist who always put the police in a good light whenever possible. His best friend was Homicide Detective Terrell Hayes, who knew Jake well, and understood that it took nothing for trouble to constantly find Jake.
When an assassin starts killing lawyers, Jake’s resourcefulness in being the first on the scene, sometimes as it is happening, puts him as the assassin’s next target. This is nothing new for Jake, who already has two women ready to kill him. What they don’t know is that Jake is more than just a photojournalist. He’s a trained killer who formerly worked for the government. Everyone has underestimated Jake Wolfe, but they’ll find that out soon enough.
This was a long read, but so worth it. I loved all these characters, especially Jake. Bad boy was absolutely the correct title for him. I could see how he would be distracting, with his mysterious background, and good-hearted nature. It was fun trying to keep up with what he would do next. This story was fast paced, intriguing, and never a dull moment.
About the author
Mark Nolan began his writing career as a successful entrepreneur who created news stories for businesses that were featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Parade, Reader's Digest and The Associated Press. Nolan was born in San Francisco, grew up in the Bay Area of California, and has also lived in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. He has raised two great kids and one very smart retriever dog. Right now he's busy writing the next book about Jake Wolfe (Book 2), but he also tries to make time every day to answer emails from readers.
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