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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. 

 
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Jake Harris’ life hasn’t turned out the way he planned. Battling his addictions, and the shattered pieces of his family, he is hired to ghostwrite a memoir. From the 1920’s story of a controversial evangelist, to the present day mystery of a former District Attorney, everything changes when his search for the truth leads to an atrocity hidden from history. With a past he can’t remember, he begins to discover that he is not the person he believed himself to be. Rather, he is a threat to a secret society that has remained in the shadows for nearly a century. Jake is drawn deep inside a world he never knew existed that brings him closer to his own extraordinary destiny.

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Jake Harris’ life hasn’t turned out the way he planned. Battling his addictions, and the shattered pieces of his family, he is hired to ghostwrite a memoir. From the 1920’s story of a controversial evangelist, to the present day mystery of a former District Attorney, everything changes when his search for the truth leads to an atrocity hidden from history. With a past he can’t remember, he begins to discover that he is not the person he believed himself to be. Rather, he is a threat to a secret society that has remained in the shadows for nearly a century. Jake is drawn deep inside a world he never knew existed that brings him closer to his own extraordinary destiny.

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A mother’s suicide threatens to destroy a family legacy. Her sons, Sam and Daniel, are forced to leave their comfortable worlds behind and search for a woman they believe can unlock the secrets that have remained hidden. They are propelled into separate journeys from Los Angeles to the heart of the Zambezi where they are forced to confront a man known as Die Duiwel. On their adventures they will find themselves in a place where death is one breath away, where thousands of children are disappearing into the darkness, and where the woman they are searching for is on the hunt for revenge. When they stand face-to-face with the forgotten slaves of Africa they will fight to redeem what has been lost.

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IN THE PRESS

Williams delivers an exciting, well-executed thriller . . . Major characters occupy a grey area between good and bad . . . The danger is palpable . . .

A highly recommended read that will make readers hope for a sequel.

KIRKUS REVIEWS

(THE AUCTIONEER)

A fast-paced mystery . . . you won't put it down until you've unlocked the secrets and lies to find the truth.

JUDITH MCREARY

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, LAW & ORDER: SVU, CRIMINAL MINDS, & CSI

(THE DISILLUSIONED)

Williams is a master storyteller, who clearly knows how to craft a complex and compelling plot. He has yet again created a heart-stopping narrative that grips you from the outset. This is a mile-a-minute read. Ingenious. Intelligent. High intensity. At the same time, there is an authenticity to the writing. The characters feel real. There is a strong visual, filmic quality to the novel, evidence of Williams' background as a Los Angeles producer and director. A riveting read, and very difficult to put down.

HANNAH HARGRAVE

 AWARD WINNING PUBLICIST, FORMERLY PUBLICITY MANAGER FOR LITTLE BROWN BOOK GROUP (PART OF THE UK'S LEADING PUBLISHER, HACHETTE)

(THE AUCTIONEER)

A captivating visual story with a colorful narrative. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down.

PETER ANDERSON

 OSCAR WINNER, CINEMATOGRAPHER

(WAKING LAZARUS)

The perfect imperfect hero with a great, unique backstory . . . Twists and turns caused an obsession that could only be quenched by reading more. 

AMAZON REVIEW

(THE AUCTIONEER)

 
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BIO

With the DNA of a world traveler, D.J. Williams was born and raised in Hong Kong, igniting an adventurous spirit as he ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East. His global travels submerged him in a myriad of cultures, providing a unique perspective that fuels his creativity.

As a fresh voice in mystery and suspense, his novels have climbed the charts on Amazon Hot New Releases, ranking as high as #21 (Espionage Thrillers), #22 (Vigilante Justice), and #30 (International Mystery & Crime). Residing in Los Angeles, Williams continues to develop new projects for television, film, and print.

 
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