Iraq, 1991: Operation Desert Storm. In a terrible friendly fire incident, a U.S. helicopter massacres a small convoy of American MPs. Among the dead: a mysterious American civilian engineer discovered by the soldiers behind enemy lines. San Diego, CA, 1993: A freelance journalist is hired to research a story about a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead engineer's widow against the government and the defense contractor which employed him but the government insists there is no lawsuit, and the contractor claims the engineer did not work for them. And someone is willing to kill to keep it that way. Peter Brandt, the war-scarred journalist from Empty Places, returns in this story of greed, betrayal, and government secrets. With federal agents, foreign spies, and shady covert operatives standing in his way, Peter discovers patriotism is often the last refuge for those whose motives are far from patriotic. Can Peter expose the truth without becoming another victim of the wartime tragedy?
©2016 Martin Roy Hill (P)2019 Martin Roy Hill
Killers lurk beneath the waves of the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Encinitas, the first attack submarine crewed by both men and women, stalks the Crescent Moon, a renegade Iranian sub armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But another predator hides aboard the American sub, a murderer who has already left a trail of dead women behind on shore. While the crew of the Encinitas plays a deadly game of hide-and-seek with the Crescent Moon, NCIS Agent Linus Schag must discover the killer's identity before his - or her - blood lust leads to the submarine's total destruction.
©2012 Martin Roy Hill (P)2020 Martin Roy Hill
On May 8, 1945, WWII in Europe ended with Germanys surrender. But did the Nazi Party itself surrender? Some say no. 1943: A German ship moors in a clandestine anchorage in western Mexico with a cargo of gold intended to bribe the Mexican government into declaring war on the United States. When the attempt fails, the German vessel flees leaving its gold buried somewhere along the coast of the Sea of Cortés. 1997: The horrific murder of an old flames husband sets former war correspondent Peter Brandt on the hunt for the hidden Nazi treasure. The search takes him down a bloody trail leading from the drug cartels of Mexico to a neo-Nazi training camp in the Southern California mountains. Along the way, he unearths a decades-long Nazi conspiracy to create a new Fourth Reich and continue the Nazi Partys plan for world domination. Inspired by true historical events, and recent research suggesting the Nazi Party survived the German surrender, The Fourth Rising is the latest in the Peter Brandt adventures which include Empty Places and The Last Refuge. Praise for The Last Refuge: A first class performance from a writer at the very top of his game.... (SHOTs Crime and Thriller Magazine)
©2020 Martin Roy Hill (P)2020 Martin Roy Hill
They call it simply "the object." It sits at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, waiting. Waiting...for what? An American research ship disappears in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea only to reappear a few days later. When a special US Coast Guard unit boards the vessel, they find it deserted, its power grid wrecked, two bombs waiting to explode, and an even darker secret hidden below her decks. A few miles across the international maritime boundary, a massive Russian oil platform harbors its own secret. Below the behemoth lies a mysterious energy source so powerful it threatens to topple the balance of world power in favor of Moscow. The Russians will to kill to protect it. The Americans will kill to stop its recovery. And still...the object waits. "Martin Roy Hill's Polar Melt is the fast lane to the headlines of the future. Fasten your seat belts and hang on! You're in for on a wild ride." (G. M. Ford, author of the Leo Waterman series)
©2018 Martin Roy Hill (P)2020 Martin Roy Hill
He warned her. People die in lonely and empty places. But she didn't listen. Peter Brandt is a war-scarred news service reporter who has seen more than he can bear to remember. Returning to the States, he discovers his former wife, TV reporter Robin Anderson, brutally murdered and the local cops doing nothing to find her killer. Driven by guilt and regret over his failed marriage, Peter sets out with an old friend, retired cop Matt Banyon, to find Robin's killer. Following clues she left behind, Peter and Matt unearth a shadowy world of sex, drugs, political corruption, and a wealthy Cuban freedom fighter with a suspicious past. Peter and Matt soon become the hunted, and Peter must finally face his own demons - and death in a dark and empty place.
©2013 Martin Roy Hill (P)2019 Martin Roy Hill