Free Kindle Book: Deadline by Craig McLay
From the award-winning author of Village Books comes this fast-paced and quirky thriller about a college reporter chasing the biggest story of his life – provided he’s still alive to write it.
When a body is found in front of the campus arts building, both the police and the school are quick to write it off as just another jealous boyfriend who went over the edge, but reporter Colin Mitchell immediately suspects that there’s more to the case than the authorities would like to believe.
His first clue is the severed hand that shows up in his inbox, sent by a killer who knows Colin is one of the only people who can identify the victim. The second is the strange symbol found at the scene of the crime.
The symbol appears to match the seal of a bloodthirsty and mysterious military religious order founded almost a thousand years ago during the Crusades – a powerful and secretive organization with possible connections to every historical horror from the Inquisition to Jack the Ripper.
As he digs deeper into the mystery, Colin begins to uncover a trail of murder and corruption extending beyond his worst nightmares. He’s going to need every last bit of his investigative ability and insider knowledge of how the school operates to get to the bottom of it all because the police are starting to zero in on him as their prime suspect…and the real killer is closer than he thinks.