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Modern Signed Books – Karen Dionne’s The Marsh King’s Daughter

Modern Signed Books – Karen Dionne Talks about Her New Book, The Marsh King’s Daughter

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About “The Marsh King’s Daughter” by Karen Dionne

Karen Dionne The Marsh King's DaughterAt last, Helena Pelletier has the life she deserves. A loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a business that fills her days. Then she catches an emergency news announcement and realizes she was a fool to think she could ever leave her worst days behind her.

Helena has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. No electricity, no heat, no running water, not a single human beyond the three of them. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature—fishing, tracking, hunting. And despite her father’s odd temperament and sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage a person he could be.

More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marshland he knows better than anyone else in the world. The police commence a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.

Praised by Lee Child and Karin Slaughter, and sure to thrill fans of The Girl on the Train and The Widow, The Marsh King’s Daughter is mesmerizing psychological suspense, the story of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.

John Deaver Audio Interview

Modern Signed Books – Jeffery Deaver Talks about His New Book, The Burial Hour

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About “The Burial Hour” by Jeffery Deaver

The Burial Hour by Jeffery DeaverForensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet. A businessman is snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman’s noose is left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl is the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.

Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music.

Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don’t hesitate to rejoin the hunt.

But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.

You might like to also listen to the Jeffery Deaver interview about his novel, Steel Kiss.

The Darkness of Evil by Alan Jacobson

Modern Signed Books – Alan Jacobson Talks about his New Book, “The Darkness of Evil”

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About “The Darkness of Evil” by Alan Jacobson

Darkness of Evil by Alan JacobsonThis novel tells the story of Roscoe Lee Marcks, one of the history’s most notorious serial killers, who sits in a maximum security prison serving a life sentence—until he stages a brutal and well-executed escape. Although the US Marshals Service’s fugitive task force enlists the help of FBI profiler Karen Vail to launch a no-holds-barred manhunt, the savvy and elusive Marcks has other plans—which include killing his own daughter. As the pressure builds to catch Marcks, Vail turns to the retired profiling legend responsible for Marcks’s original capture, who may just hold the key to stopping him.

You might also like to read about, and listen to, our Alan Jacobson interview.

THE FINAL DAY by William R. Fostchen

Book Review
John Hutchinson


I was first introduced to William R. Forstchen with the books he co-authored with Newt

Gingrich. Together they produced the bestselling series of historical novels including VALLEY



In 2009 Forstchen released ONE SECOND AFTER, a story of one man’s struggle to save his family

and his small North Carolina town after America is hit with a high altitude EMP that sends

America back to the dark ages. Months before publication, One Second After was cited on the

floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, alerting us all to a real weapon, which if

used by an enemy could destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. 


The book was an instant hit, and readers were eager to learn more about John Matherson and

the people of Black Mountain, N.C. In 2015 ONE YEAR AFTER begins one year after One Second

After ends, two years since nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and

brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths,

the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, begin to recover some of the technology and

supplies they had once taken for granted, like electricity, communications, and medicine. When

a “federal administrator” arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national

government is finally emerging. Matherson must lead his small town and his rag tag militia

against a ruthless federal administrator with plans of a hostile takeover of Black Mountain and

its people.


And now in the highly-anticipated follow-up, THE FINAL DAY returns us to Black Mountain, as

the people of this small community continue to rebuild after the EMP that destroyed the

country, killing millions and leaving the survivors in a dark world, filled with fear, hunger and



After defeating the illegitimate federal government, Matherson and his community have

returned to their task of restoring some of the technology they had taken for granted before

the EMP attack. He receives a cryptic message from his former commanding general and close

friend, and soon learns that he has been labeled a trouble maker by the new power elite base

in Bluemont, VA. The new federal government has deployed soldiers to seize control of the

surviving communities and to suppress rebellion.


General Bob Scales, Matherson’s old commanding officer has been tasked with bringing

Matherson in – dead or alive. As the story unwinds the power of friendship between the two

old warriors is tested as they discover some revealing truths about the new government and

the future of America.


THE FINAL DAY is an enthralling, action filled conclusion to the series. These post apocalyptic

thrillers clearly demonstrate how moral strength of character can lead us from the darkness.

Forstchen has created a story of warning that needed to be told, and he does so in a riveting,

entertaining, and thrilling manner.


Norwood Press is planning to create a special boxed set of William R. Forstchen’s trilogy. Titled

THE DAY, this three book set will include ONE SECOND AFTER, ONE YEAR AFTER, and THE FINAL

DAY. It will be housed in a custom slipcase designed to hold all three books. This special

edition will be extremely limited, so reserve your set today.


And don’t miss Modern Signed Books on BlogTalkRadio, as Rodger Nichols discusses THE FINAL

DAY with William R. Forstchen.

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