Countdown to Midnight
By the time you read this, I’ll be dead, but what I’ve set into motion will only be beginning.
The first blast takes out an actor from a string of famous coffee commercials. A plain cardboard box in the mail blows when he opens it. Pumps hot nails through his face.
So begins the series of mail bombs that beckons FBI profiler Violet Darger to New York.
The bomber’s plan is meticulous — an ever growing spectacle of gruesome violence meant to spread his cryptic message piece by piece. And the clock is ticking.
Starting at midnight tonight, a bomb will go off roughly every eight hours, and a target will be neutralized.
The bomber has left chunks of his journal throughout the city. These not only articulate his twisted message, they contain clues about the bombs.
Clues for names. Clues for places.
Everything law enforcement needs to locate and disarm one of the bombs is there… if they can find it in time.
It’s a race against the clock.
Understanding the bomber’s psychology could be the key to deciphering the codes and riddles, the key to saving lives.
Darger faces a threat on a scale unlike anything she’s encountered so far. If she doesn’t solve the clues in time, thousands will die.
Let the countdown begin.
Books by LT Vargus & Tim McBain
The Violet Darger series
Her body is broken. Wrapped in plastic. Dumped on the side of the road. She is the first. There will be more.
A pulse-pounding thriller series following Special Agent Violet Darger.
The Victor Loshak series
He slips through the unlocked window. Creeps down the hall. A shadow standing in the bedroom doorway. Will you wake when death comes ripping?
A dark thriller series featuring Special Agent Victor Loshak.
The Charlotte Winters series
Down the beach, she can just make out the rusting hulk of the Ferris wheel through the dawn mist. The hairs prickle on her neck as she drags her focus back to the chestnut hair fanned out in the shallow water at her feet. To the grains of sand decorating the beautiful girl’s white cheeks like freckles.
A thrilling new series starring Private Detective Charlie Winters.
The Scattered and the Dead series
With 99.7% of the Earth’s population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories.
A note about reading order: While we intended them to be read in numerical order (Book 0.5, Book 1.0, Book 1.5, etc.), you can technically start with either Book 1 or Book 0.5.
The Awake in the Dark series
One second Jeff Grobnagger is standing in line at the grocery store, and the next he’s in an alley where a hooded figure strangles him to death. So that sucks.
A 27-year-old slacker has seizures during which he may or may not be astral projecting. What he learns might have the power to change the world.