Lone Wolf

The package arrives first class. A manila envelope bulging with bubble wrap. With the top slit open, what lies within can just faintly be seen: A swath of human flesh sealed in plastic.

When a popular podcaster receives a disturbing package in the mail, FBI profiler Victor Loshak heads to Denver to investigate. The grisly contents of the bubble mailer are unlike anything he’s seen.

Somewhere out there is a victim without a face.

Feds swarm the scene. The US Postal Inspection Service tracks down the point of the package’s origin. Special Agent Loshak works up a psychological profile to assist the task force’s investigation. Just when they’re making initial progress, they get word: A second package has arrived.

A letter opener shaped like a cutlass slits the top of the envelope. The flaps open wide like a mouth.

The scope of the case quickly balloons. Multiple packages at multiple locations. Each carries another gruesome payload, wrapped in plastic. Forensic details quickly confirm more than one victim.

Loshak can only ride along as the task force scrambles from scene to scene. Working. Documenting. Trying to catch up.

At last, some progress arrives. Multiple points of shipping origin emerge, all of them fairly local. The search for suspect and victims alike begins to tighten.

But the key to solving the case remains shrouded: Why would a person commit such atrocities?

Loshak will once again have to enter the mind of a killer, let the darkness in, understand the motives from the inside. As always, the cost will be high, and the danger will be higher.

Mystery, suspense and bloodshed.
This one had my heart pounding from beginning to end.

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. 

Standalone Novels