The Auctioneer (Paperback)
Forgotten Stories, LLC, 9780578427775, 462pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2019
As a fresh voice in mystery and suspense, Williams is proving once again that he is a storyteller on the rise in this captivating covert international thriller filled with riveting characters and a gripping storyline amidst spellbinding twists and turns. The Auctioneer is a brilliant followup to his previous novels which garnered the praise of Hollywood's elite including Judith McCreary (Co-EP, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, and CSI) and Peter Anderson (Oscar Winner, Cinematographer)."Williams delivers an exciting, well-executed thriller . . . the danger is palpable . . . a highly recommended read that will make readers hope for a sequel." Kirkus Reviews
Chase Hardeman, a former special ops veteran, is left questioning whether his past covert missions in the Middle East are the cause of the chaos that's erupted in his life. Dreams of leaving a clandestine war behind and becoming a legend like his father in the auction arena teeter on the brink once he implements a contingency plan amidst an FBI investigation. Captivated by an old flame, Chase navigates the dark corridors of the collector car world in search of a myth. He believes finding this hidden treasure will reveal answers to a ghost buried in the desert of Mosul known to US intelligence as the Prodigal. On this perilous quest, Chase is drawn closer to a deadly threat as he leverages the criminal underworld to prevent a global terrorist attack. With the clock ticking, Chase is forced to relive the past in an imminent showdown and discovers the truth is not as it seems.
For readers of Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, Ian Fleming's James Bond, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Ted Bell's Alex Hawke, Brad Thor's Scot Harvath, and Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon, you'll love D.J. Williams' Chase Hardeman
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