Thursday, August 17, 2017

New action-adventure novel release: UNCONTACTED

https://www.amazon.com/Uncontacted-Rick-Chesler-ebook/dp/B073C688YM/ref=zg_bsnr_10159267011_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=QSSWG7G4H8PKZ9EY95QV

TWO PRIMITIVE TRIBES LIVING HALF A WORLD APART.
ONE GUARDED REVELATION THAT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE SEEN.
AND A CALAMITY ABOUT TO BE UNLEASHED.


In the jungle cities of the Amazon, thousands of tribal descendants suddenly drop dead at the exact same moment for no apparent reason. Strange truths start to emerge that lead respected ecologist, Antonio Medina, into the deepest reaches of the rain forest, to a tribe that has seen virtually zero contact with the outside world. 

On the other side of the planet, in the Indian Ocean, anthropologist Stel Foster is on a similar quest. When he learns of unlikely ties to the tribe in Brazil that his long-time professional rival, Antonio Medina, is investigating, he agrees to work together with the ecologist.

Antonio isn’t sure he can trust Foster, but together they are forced to solve a perilous puzzle, with the most alarming piece being two halves of a strange artifact safeguarded by both tribes for thousands of years. 

Even worse, a powerful secret society will stop at nothing to control the ultimate truth the artifact holds. With options running short and time even shorter, our comprehension of what it means to be human is about to shift forever.

PRAISE FOR UNCONTACTED AND RICK CHESLER:

"Uncontacted is everything you want in an action/adventure novel: races of unknown people, mysterious technology, and plenty of questions. What if? Rick hit it out of the park with this one, and what a ride it is!" 
--Nick Thacker, author of the bestselling Harvey Bennet Thrillers series

"A jungle romp with undiscovered tribes and legendary artifacts…A threat to the very existence of humanity. It’s all here and more. UNCONTACTED by Rick Chesler is a fantastic science-thriller in the best tradition of Michael Crichton and James Rollins."
--Sean Ellis, author of CAMP ZERO and ASCENDANT

"Over the top, inventive and scary fun!"
--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of PATIENT ZERO

"Great scientific concepts that are based in reality..."
--ScienceThrillers.com 

"Chesler melds science and adventure with the brilliant command
of the late Crichton."
--Douglas Corleone, author of Robert Ludlum's THE JANSON EQUATION

"The perfect combination of great research and impossible to put down writing."
--Jeremy Robinson, international bestselling author of APOCALYPSE MACHINE and PROJECT NEMESIS

Paperback and audiobook editions coming soon!

FREE for Kindle Unlimited and Prime subscribers.

https://www.amazon.com/Uncontacted-Rick-Chesler-ebook/dp/B073C688YM/ref=zg_bsnr_10159267011_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=QSSWG7G4H8PKZ9EY95QV

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thriller UNCONTACTED now available for kindle pre-order!

Action-thriller UNCONTACTED now available for kindle pre-order! Paperback edition will be available by release date, August 29, 2017. Audiobook edition to follow release.


US (.com) kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Uncontacted-Rick-Chesler-ebook/dp/B073C688YM/ref=la_B003FCB35G_1_33?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1498768684&sr=1-33&refinements=p_82%3AB003FCB35G

UK kindle:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncontacted-Rick-Chesler-ebook/dp/B073C688YM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1498769114&sr=1-1&keywords=uncontacted

CA kindle:
https://www.amazon.ca/Uncontacted-Rick-Chesler-ebook/dp/B073C688YM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1498769212&sr=1-1&keywords=uncontacted

AU kindle:
https://www.amazon.com.au/d/Uncontacted-Rick-Chesler-ebook/B073C688YM/ref=sr_1_24?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1498769551&sr=1-24


DESCRIPTION:

TWO PRIMITIVE TRIBES LIVING HALF A WORLD APART.
ONE GUARDED REVELATION THAT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE SEEN.
AND A CALAMITY ABOUT TO BE UNLEASHED.


In the jungle cities of the Amazon, thousands of tribal descendants suddenly drop dead at the exact same moment for no apparent reason. Strange truths start to emerge that lead respected ecologist, Antonio Medina, into the deepest reaches of the rain forest, to a tribe that has seen virtually zero contact with the outside world. 

On the other side of the planet, in the Indian Ocean, anthropologist Stel Foster is on a similar quest. When he learns of unlikely ties to the tribe in Brazil that his long-time professional rival, Antonio Medina, is investigating, he agrees to work together with the ecologist.

Antonio isn’t sure he can trust Foster, but together they are forced to solve a perilous puzzle, with the most alarming piece being two halves of a strange artifact safeguarded by both tribes for thousands of years. 

Even worse, a powerful secret society will stop at nothing to control the ultimate truth the artifact holds. With options running short and time even shorter, our comprehension of what it means to be human is about to shift forever.

EXCERPT:

Brazilian Amazon, near the Peruvian border
Richards winked at Antonio and gave him the thumbs up sign. So far so good. At least it didn’t seem like they were about to be personally ordered to leave the country by the president himself. The technician stood at the entrance to the tent, as if standing watch, expecting a national guard platoon to coming rolling up at any moment.
Antonio continued with the radio. “Very well, Mr. President, thank you for asking, and thank you for your condolences. To what do I owe the pleasure of your radio call to our humble jungle camp?”
Richards nodded. Get right to the point. The Brazilian president answered.
“A situation has developed that you may be able to assist us with. I understand it would take up your valuable research time, but in return I am of course prepared to extend your visa for as long as necessary, as well as providing reasonable, though not extravagant, financial compensation.”
“My team and I are happy to assist your government, SeƱor. Please let me know what you need.”
“Thank you, Dr. Medina. There has been an unfortunate event that is soon to hit the news wires. Even from your humble jungle camp, as you call it, I am certain that you will hear of it over the radio. So let me give you the news first.” The president paused.
“Listening, Mr. President.”
Brazil’s leader continued to transmit. “Less than an hour ago, hundreds of people were killed in several of my country’s jungle cities, as well as at least one in Peru: Iquitos, Santarem, Belem, Manaus, and MacapĆ”. At latest count, the death toll stood at 484 people all told; men, women and children.”
Shocked silence reigned for a moment until the president asked if the connection was still good.
“Yes, we are here,” Antonio transmitted. “Just stunned, trying to process the terrible news. What happened to these people? Has there been a terrorist attack?” At the door, the technician glanced up to the sky, as if expecting an air raid of some sort at any second.
The president’s voice came back over the speaker. “We are not yet certain, but if it is, it is the strangest terror attack the world has ever seen.” He paused without elaborating, so Antonio voiced the question on his and Richards’ minds.
“How did these people die?”
The president cleared his throat before answering. “We’re still not exactly sure—autopsies are being conducted as we speak—but it appears as though they all literally dropped dead of natural causes. Their hearts simply stopped beating, their brain activity ceased, and they died. One observer in Manaus said it was as if the people simply ‘expired’ without warning.”
Antonio and Richards traded looks, during which Richards mouthed the word, poison?
“Do you suspect a terror attack by poison, Mr. President?” Antonio was beginning to wonder why the president wanted to speak with him about this matter that seemed more suited for the military.
“We have no reason to think as such at this time.”
“Perhaps the water supply has been poisoned in the Amazon basin?” Antonio threw out.
“We considered that possibility, but it doesn’t explain why only some people died. Many more thousands of persons living in those cities drank the water than the 500 or so who died, and no one else is even sick.”
Puzzled silence once again filled the tent and the airwaves. “It must be some sort of targeted attack, sir,“ Antonio began. “What else could—“ But the president cut him off.
“Targeted, perhaps, yes. But it still doesn’t seem like terrorism. Let me explain. There is something I have not yet told you. Something I would like to remain confidential for as long as possible, though it is doubtful that will last long.”
“The information will not leave our camp unless directed by your office, sir.”
“Thank you. First of all, every one of the victims was a tribal descendant of indigenous rain forest peoples found in either the Brazilian or Peruvian Amazon.”
“Sounds like maybe a hate crime, then?”
“Perhaps. But there is one more thing. Something quite odd. All of the victims share the same birthday.”
“Exactly the same?”
“Not the same year—the deceased are of many ages, young and old—but every single one of them, so far as we can tell through identification and reports from next of kin, was born on the same day: February 29.”
(End excerpt)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New release: DMZ: A Dinosaur Thriller

DMZ: A Dinosaur Thriller

AN IMPULSIVE DECISION AT THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS BORDER.

A THRIVING WILDERNESS SHELTERING A PREHISTORIC SECRET.

Six friends on a tourist trip to the Korean DMZ have their lives changed forever when they decide to step into a no-man’s land. But they soon discover that a border is not the only line they’ve crossed.
A revealed secret between them causes bad blood to spill over, preventing the friends from cooperating. With the specter of capture by a totalitarian regime awaiting them should they stray too far off course, and with a pack of primordial predators roaming the woods, the wayward travelers must find a way to set aside their differences if they are to avoid becoming either political prisoners… or prey. 

This is a kindle-exclusive ebook release; the ebook is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and free to borrow for Amazon Prime members. A paperback edition is also available via Barnes & Noble, Amazon and others. An audiobook edition will be available soon via Audible.

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Audiobook edition coming soon from Beacon Audiobooks.


Friday, February 10, 2017

New action-adventure release: Dane Maddock: THE TOMB

A new action-adventure novella, Dane Maddock: THE TOMB, co-authored by David Wood and Rick Chesler, was released Feb. 9, 2017 as part of the Amazon Kindle Worlds program, a kindle-exclusive ebook.

Book Description:

A shipwreck off the coast of Italy sends Maddock and Bones on the hunt for a legendary tomb and a long-lost treasure. With dangers all around, a spy in their midst, and an old enemy lurking in the shadows, can they stay alive long enough to unlock the secret of THE TOMB?

THE TOMB is part of the popular Dane Maddock action-adventure series, but can be read as a standalone.


Link to blog interview with Rick Chesler on THE TOMB:

Monday, December 19, 2016

New thriller release: THE TANK

Dear Readers,
This is a short note to let you know about my latest thriller novel release, 
THE TANK by Rick Chesler
 
Inmate Kane Brooks escapes from prison while participating in a program to train as a commercial deep sea diver. When he assumes a new identity in Florida as an alligator wrangler removing nuisance animals from homes and businesses, it looks like he’s found a way to settle down and lay low. But that all changes when a casual backyard gladiator racket turns into an underground empire staging man-versus beast spectacles in a cage-fighting style ring.

After Fish & Wildlife officer Heather Winters is tipped off about the illegal activity and starts to investigate, she goes undercover, posing as a spectator at the matches in order to infiltrate the underground culture. But when Winters gets close to obtaining sufficient evidence to make an arrest, she learns the man staging the contests is not at all who he says he is. When Brooks catches on to her true role, Winters finds herself in the unenviable position of having to face off as a contestant in the ultimate fight card—woman vs. great white shark in… THE TANK.

 
This is a kindle exclusive ebook release; the ebook is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and free to borrow for Amazon Prime members.A paperback edition is also available.

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Audiobook edition to follow.

Thanks very much for giving my novels a try, and I hope you enjoy the reads! Let me know what you think.

Happy Holidays to you and yours
,
Rick Chesler

Monday, November 28, 2016

New novel release--THE FLAT: A Novel of Supernatural Horror





New release out today from Jack Douglas and Rick Chesler....#Kindle exclusive ebook, print book also available, audio to follow. Free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and free borrows for Amazon Prime members. Also, if you buy the print edition, you get the kindle ebook at  discount. Buy links at bottom...

THE FLAT: A Novel of Supernatural Horror

SHOCKINGLY DARK SUPERNATURAL HORROR...

When a troubled young American couple leases a flat in Portugal, they hope to rekindle lost feelings for one another in an exotic new setting far removed from reminders of their past. But as the first hours in their new surroundings unfold, it quickly becomes apparent that their stay in the flat will be anything but relaxing. Something haunts the unit, and now it’s haunting them, shutting them off from the outside world at the same time it turns the lovers against one another in the most brutal of ways.

As they struggle to find a way out of a living hell, with its multitude of unforgiving horrors, the two finally come to realize they can't escape themselves. And that no one leaves THE FLAT.

PRAISE FOR JACK DOUGLAS & RICK CHESLER

“The perfect combination of great research and impossible to put down writing." -- Jeremy Robinson [on THE YETI: A Novel by Rick Chesler and Jack Douglas], international bestselling author of APOCALYPSE MACHINE and PROJECT NEMESIS

“This is the sort of reading that I just can't put down. Will keep you spell-bound to the very end.” –Reader review on QUAKE by Jack Douglas

“A wild collision of modern SF and oldschool horror. Over the top, inventive and scary fun!”-- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of PATIENT ZERO [on JURASSIC DEAD by Rick Chesler and David Sakmyster]

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Latest release THE YETI: A novel

Latest release THE YETI: A novel
by Rick Chesler and Jack Douglas

https://www.amazon.com/Yeti-Novel-Rick-Chesler-ebook/dp/B01LDJV4CE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1477969770&sr=8-1

Now available in #kindle exclusive ebook, as well as paperback at all book dealers. #Audiobook edition will be available shortly.

THE MOST INFAMOUS CRYPTID EVER TO CAPTURE THE IMAGINATION OF THE PLANET...

A MAN PUTTING HIS LIFE AT RISK...

When evolutionary biology professor Dr. Zack Hitchens loses his wife in a senseless accident, he decides to follow her dreams all the way to the roof of the world-- the peak of Mount Everest. On the infernal mountain, Zack and his teammates battle sickness, whiteout conditions, avalanches, the oxygen-starved minds of other climbers - and something else. Something primitive and consumed with rage. Something seeking revenge... 

Something downright abominable. 

PRAISE FOR THE YETI

"THE YETI will take you on an insane trek up Mount Everest, draw you into the very real past, and send you spiraling toward the horrific possibilities surrounding the mountain's mysterious deaths. The perfect combination of great research and impossible to put down writing." -- Jeremy Robinson, international bestselling author of Apocalypse Machine and Project Nemesis