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This compilation of the two previous WYLDE books JOHNNY WYLDE and TWO'S WYLDE with 60,000 additional words of new story brings the WYLDE story to a dramatic finale. The two previous books have been revised, corrected and combined to flow with the new content.

WYLDE is a manic gunfighter-noir-crime story that blows up in high drama when you mix a bar bounder with a shadowy military past, a gleefully criminal South African gun dealer, a sado-masochistic Russian couple who traffic in weapons and women, a Buddhist exotic dancer, a man-killing woman detective, assorted highly skilled dark side shooters and the sunniest down-home female assassin in the business.

Lyrical sex. Poetic violence. And poetry.

For adults only. Rated R for graphic sex, violence, language and mordant humor.

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The Sword of Michael Marius Winter doesn't walk the road of the shaman-warrior alone. He has powerful allies in the Other Realms and in ordinary reality. His spirit guides are a Lakota war-chief and medicine man, First In Front; Tigre, a powerful feminine spirit who appears as a white tiger; and Burt, a spirit raven who channels an old Jewish bookie from the Bronx.

Now Marius is targeted by a powerful sorcerer. In the battle for the souls of his friends and lover, he must storm the gates of the underworld and fight through the Seven Demi-Demons of Hell to the deepest dungeons to confront Belial himself.

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"Marcus Wynne has created a rare find—an action packed book with characters filled with heart and soul. This is a true "keeper." You have to keep reading—and then keep to read again and savor one more because the story is so rich."
   —Heather Graham, #1 New York Times best-selling fantasy author

"I'm glad to welcome Marcus Wynne back to the author fold. His own personal journey through Hell and hardship has been transformed into a gripping, action-filled urban fantasy about a man's Journey to Hell to ave all those he loves best in the world. A great debut in a new genre by one of the best action writers in any genre."
   —David Morrell, New York Times best-selling author of Murder as a Fine Art

"Marcus Wynne's newest page-turner—his best to date—rips the veil off of our everyday perceptions to reveal the eternal battle between good and evil that takes place around us and, yes, within us. Labeled as fiction, THE SWORD OF MICHAEL is very real, a story where even Humanists and Theists can find common and exciting ground and which features a New Age shaman exorcist who hopefully has a real world model. If he doesn't, we are all in deep trouble."
   —Joseph Hartlaub, Senior reviewer, BOOKREPORTER.COM

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With a Vengeance Marcus Wynne is back...WITH A VENGEANCE. Timely as today's headlines, the story of Hunter James—a government agent pursuing a terrorist who exploits vulnerabilities in the American aviation security system—takes us on a whirlwind tour of the worlds of counter-terrorism, knife fighting, combatives, covert operations, the war in Iraq, deception operations and 4th Generation warfare.

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"A long time and well-respected trainer of those who go in harms way, Wynne writes with authority on subject matter many writers often get entirely wrong... A tale of conspiracy, terror, and modern war, it illuminates not only the worst intentions of our enemies, but reminds us of the things that separate us from them, as well as what happens when we stare far too long into the abyss. Highly recommended."
   —A Kid's Review

"Can't say enough good things about this book... Some of the best action I've ever read. You can tell Wynne has actually been there and done that, because you don't just read the action in this book you feel it."
   —L. Evers

"Marcus' real-world expertise shines in this book. The weapons, the tactics, even the emotional and mental state of a modern day warrior are portrayed in such a realistic manner that you feel like you are immersed in the action. READ this book. You will not be disappointed."

"The author's obvious first hand knowledge shines through in a taught tale of espionage, covert operations, terrorism and startlingly realistic depictions of close quarter action that, at points, left me sitting, staring at my computer, waiting for the adrenaline to fade so I could keep reading. I don't think there is a finer author in this genre. You need to read this book."
   —Chris S. (UK)

"5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for adrenaline junkies."

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Love lady Follow Frank Lovelady, a man full of secrets, as he hunts for the missing daughter of a fellow veteran in the darkest corners of the underworld. Marcus Wynne creates a new sub-world in the Wynne universe, where you'll find a whole new take on the elements of his best-selling fiction: dark psychological thrills, gut-wrenching and accurate violence, the shadow side of sex, and the confrontation with evil in its rawest forms.

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"Another outstanding book from one of my favorite authors. I have read everyone of his books and am always looking forward to the next. I highly recommend his books to all my Brothers at Arms and anyone else. Sheep need not apply."
   —Kevin Elter

"Marcus continues to deliver most excellent novels, and Lovelady is most certainly not an exception. How he is able to put out new material at the fast paced rate he recently has, and maintain his high standards is remarkable to me. Lovelady is perhaps the darkest story he has yet created. It is actually quite disturbing, as you can do a little of your own research and see that a lot of the actions in the book really do occur right under our noses. Having said that, he is also able to show that where there is extreme evil, there is also a greater good to overcome it. This book will chill, repulse, and entrap you; but it will also be very rewarding when you finish it. It will definitely engage your analytical mind. As with all of Marucs's books, it is HIGHLY recommended."
   —Bill G.

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Brothers in Arms The protagonists of Wynne's first two bestsellers: NO OTHER OPTION and WARRIOR IN THE SHADOWS team up in this thriller. Dale Miller (NO OTHER OPTION) and Charley Payne (WARRIOR IN THE SHADOWS) form an unlikely team joined by coincidence and forged in danger, as they seek a deep cover sleeper agent harboring a deadly weapon.

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"I very much enjoyed his development of the characters of the two beautiful female assassins and even that of the lonely young Saudi terrorist who had been designated to unleash the smallpox virus in the U.S."
   —Michael Slavin

"Wynne has written a very good book that you will enjoy reading.Don't miss it."
   —Melvin Hunt

"The characters, story, and situations Marcus Wynne presents kept the book fresh and highly engrossing.... Brothers in Arms is a must-read for any surveillance, thriller, military, or mystery enthusiast."
   —Christopher Dean

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Warrior in the Shadows Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs meets Richard Marcinko's Rogue Warrior in this thriller that races at breakneck pace—from the critically acclaimed author who gave Stephen Coonts "a nightmare for a week."

Alfie Woodard always completes a mission. The skills he learned in the Australian Special Air Service have carried over to his new life as an Aboriginal spiritual leader and contract killer for drug lord Jay Burrell. Alfie knows how to stalk and kill a victim, then disappear without a trace. But it's the ritualistic murders and the devouring of his victims during the Aboriginal ceremony that send a clear message to Burrell's enemies.

Charley Payne was losing it. He had spent his life as a door kicker for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the world's hot spots. When his friend, Police Detective Sergeant Bobby Lee Martaine realized that Charley was becoming a danger to himself and his missions, Bobby Lee offered him a job. Trading in his guns for a camera, Charley finds his new life as a forensic photographer in the Twin Cities uneventful and peaceful—just what he needed, until Charley is called in to photograph a gruesome murder scene.

There are no fingerprints and only one clue, a bizarre Aboriginal painting. Most in the police department begin to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. Bobby Lee is closing in on Alfie, but Alfie learned in the SAS that a mission is not complete if you've left a trail behind. When Bobby Lee and his family turn up dead, Charley returns to the way of the gun. But he will be fighting a war on the spiritual leader's turf in the Australian outback. A fight to the death that took place in the Aboriginal dream world five centuries before.

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No Other Option Jonny Maxwell, once the mastermind of the Defense Department's Special Operations Command, was a spy, infiltrator and killer virtually a one-man army who loved every minute of his high-risk adventures. Jonny, unfortunately, had one serious flaw: he was insane, a serial rapist who used his skills to avoid detection for years. When his partner/protege and only friend, Dale Miller, learned the truth about him, his testimony sent Jonny to prison. But at the start of the novel, Jonny has escaped. It is assumed he will either flee the country and join a mercenary army or use his talents to embark on a life of crime, and Dale is assigned to "bring him down." Naively, Dale interprets this to mean he must return Jonny to prison, but his superiors want Jonny killed.

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"A breathless thriller...Wynne keeps technical detail about secret operations and weaponry to a necessary minimum, avoiding techno-babble, and his characters are well drawn particularly Jonny, who is a formidable villain without ever becoming a caricature. At the heart of this thoughtful thriller is a compelling question: why does a man go bad? Intelligent in content and competent in execution, this is a most suspenseful and entertaining tale."
   —Publishers Weekly

"This is the book that started it all. No Other Option is a fast moving, hard hitting look into a world that very few ever get to see and even fewer will admit exists. It takes a long look into the darkness that exists in all of us and, in a manner that is both subtle and not, asks us about the limits of loyalty and explores the grey area where loyalty and honor collide. If you are looking for a thriller that is more than what it seems and is both action packed and intelligent, then look no further."
   —H.P. Lef

"What a great book. If you are at all interested in thrillers, special operations or just a good read with very interesting and thought out characters. Story is familiar but unique and is absolutely a page turner."
   —Jonny Maxwell

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Air Marshals This previously unpublished Marcus Wynne novel was written before the tragic events of 9/11. Based on Wynne's experiences as an Air Marshal, this chilling thriller offers an insider's perspective into aviation security and terrorism that remains relevant today. Another Wynne novel the TSA and DHS don't want you to read...

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"If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be inside the shadowy world of an Air Marshal, read this book. It shows the all to real and excessive pressures placed on these men and women, while they fight a covert war on terrorism. I did not come away with reservations of flying after reading this book, but rather comfort at knowing these gallant men and women might just be on my next flight protecting me and my fellow passengers. As always, there is no substitute for true experience in an author. Marcus has it in spades."

"As in his other novels Marcus' knowledge of the special operations community, weapons and tactics creates an authentic realism rarely seen and brings the action to life."

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Marcus Wynne is a charter member of the Been There, Done That Club. He's got all the T-shirts and knows all the secret handshakes. He enjoys poetry, ballet, knife fighting, and serial monogamy with fierce feminists. He is the author of NO OTHER OPTION (just re-released in ebook!), WARRIOR IN THE SHADOWS, BROTHERS IN ARMS and most recently, WITH A VENGEANCE, JOHNNY WYLDE and AIR MARSHALS. He's twice been a Booksense Pick as Best Thriller, and manages, with more than a little help from his friends, to eke out a living in this crazy business.

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