23 Oct 2013

NEW - Stone Cold - A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case - Amazon.com


One man's need to kill is another man's cross to bear. 

Consultant Psychiatrist Everett Stone sits in his office in downtown 
New York City with his life in his hands. 

A killer's confession rocks his mind. 

One ill-timed decision and it's all over for him. 

Three homicides take place in three affluent areas of New York City. 

Everett has the key to solving all the cases, but wrestles over his 
decision whether to come forward. 

One client strikes a raw nerve, setting into motion the gradual unfolding 
ensemble in pursuit of the suspect. 

One final chance. 

One mistake Everett can't avoid making. 

What Readers Are Saying About Stone Cold - A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case'

This book is about death and killing, and feeling conflicted. 
'The visceral quality of it. 
The pull of death on life's forces at the moment of impact. 
When the bullet tears through flesh and shattered bone and tissue, before quickly being replaced by oceans of red blood.' 
I especially liked the easy writing style and simplistic relaying of the story, which had me hooked from the first homicide, and I will look at the rest of the series now.
Robin Wright-Turley, London

I liked the contract killer's sense of humour. The real homicides surprised me, you don't get that reality much in books. I liked the scenes in the Caribbean, they were believable, and I could imagine it, having been to that part of the Island.
Dennis Brathwaite,Birmingham,UK

This series of books gets better and better. I thought I had stumbled on yet another  run of the mill Detective series but was pleasantly surprised. The writing is top notch, and American English is a difficult style of writing to pull off without coming across as cheesy.
Darran Carmichael, Powys,UK

At last, a book I can read without being bored with the same old stories about murders and police work. I was happy with the ending, it wasn't obvious, and I didn't want the story to end. Perhaps the two law enforcement characters should have a book about their romance, when they have scenes together it's really romantic, which I find really lovely in contrast with the murders and grisly sides of the story.
Sarah,Manchester, UK

Good, really enjoyed it. The Psychiatrist -I could really imagine him, and there's a good portrayal of how contract killing affects the contractor. Well written, with a good pace, not too fast, and not too gory.
Mark, WA

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14 Oct 2013

EXTRACT - Athena - The Prequel to The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy [KINDLE]


Not suitable for children due to scenes of a violent nature. 

From the Author of 'Pandora's Box' comes the dark, disturbing prequel to 'The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy: 

Athena: Goddess of War. Hellbent on the destruction of all in her path. 

One American female NYPD Detective - Finkel Macaulay. 

Two victims; their smoldering charred remains discarded on the beach on Long Island, New York. 

Three other U.S. States report homicides from 2010 which bore the same injuries, 
and remained unsolved. 

FBI Agent Nick Benson is assigned to the lead NYPD homicide Detective, Finkel Macaulay to uncover the suspect's motive for the sacrifices, and to take 
the fight against crime to a whole new new level of intensity.  

Benson risks everything-including Macaulay's life-for the chance to make things right; as losing her is the only way he can hope to save himself.

EXTRACT - Athena - A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case

Copyright © 2013 Ruby Binns-Cagney
All rights reserved.

Hank finished his sandwich and pushed the plate to one side. Went to the filing cabinet and pulled out the second drawer. Took out a faded and yellowed paper file and got settled at his desk. He thumbed through the preliminary report and the Medical Examiner’s sketches and settled on the narrative the Detectives on the scene had recorded. The 2010 Drifter case. 

The description of the victim's injuries were the same. A serrated edged blade had been used to cut through the thigh bone of the victim. Traces of blood around the wound had been tested, and had come back positive for bovine blood. The murder weapon had never been found. The victim’s tongue had been cut out crudely, and stuffed back inside the oral cavity. 

The fingertips had been cut off with shears, which had not been recovered. The victim had been dumped on a field in Covina and set alight using kerosene. Traces of methyl hydrate had been found in the remnants of the charred tissue still attached to bone fragments. It wasn’t going to be easy to tell Finkel the Drifter may have returned to the area to resume his senseless killing.

The television blared as soon as Nick  hit the red button on the remote control and hit number nine. The six surveillance monitors on channel nine sparked into life. He looked at each monitor slowly and took stock of the activity he observed. Nothing to report. His phone vibrated. He pulled it from its holder and brought it up close to his face. Text message from President Erin Sullivan’s Chief of Staff.

Project Athena is a go.

His project had been green lit. Best news he’d heard all day.
He hadn’t make any morning arrangements to meet up with Finkel. He sat upright and reached for his phone on the nightstand. Sent her a text message. Waited. She responded. He went to sleep.

I looked at the caller ID when the text message had first arrived. Unknown number. Blocked. I was awake, and was counting the lines on the bed sheets. Anything to tire myself out. The message was short, concise, direct.

I’m buying you breakfast. Be at the corner of Rivington Street at eight. Nick. 

I had the broadest smile spread across my face.

'Athena - the Prequel to The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy' is available at Amazon.com for Kindle.