Beyond Good & Evil (Book 1)

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 string of brutal home invasion murders terrifies Dade County, Florida. The killer strikes in the dead of the night, savages innocent people in their beds, wipes out entire families. He attacks at random. Rich. Poor. Young. Old. No one is safe.

When the city sleeps, he comes alive. Stalks the night. Walks among us.

The investigation is hopeless. There’s little physical evidence to work with, and the killer’s chaotic behavior makes him as unpredictable as he is dangerous. What drives someone to such violence? And how can anyone make sense of such brutality?

The task force leading the investigation needs a profiler, and there’s only one man for the job. Loshak. Special Agent Victor Loshak. The 53 year-old likes his Dunkin’ Donuts coffee shaken, not stirred. And now, for the first time, he’s on his own. But how far will this case push him?

In recent years, Loshak has slowed down some. He relies on more wit than grit these days, often playing a mentor role to his partner, Violet Darger. Until now, she always had more than enough grit for both of them. But Darger isn’t around this time, and a killer this aggressive will push Loshak to his limits. And beyond. Yeah, he’ll need to find that grit again… or die trying.

This pulse-pounding thriller will have you holding your breath until the final page. Fans of John Sandford, Karin Slaughter, Michael Connelly, and Lisa Gardner should check out the Victor Loshak series.

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

A new thriller series starring Special Agent Victor Loshak.

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

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. 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.

Standalone Novels


We’re back with a new book — a new series, even — and a new tag-team partner as well, the great E.M. Smith.

You may recognize the star of our new series, however:


Special Agent Victor Loshak.

Yep. He likes his Dunkin’ Donuts coffee shaken, not stirred. And now, for the first time, he’s on his own.

Beyond Good & Evil pits Loshak against a brutal serial killer. A shadow who walks the night, crawls into people’s windows and savages them in their beds.

This is quite possibly the darkest — and scariest — thing we’ve ever written. It is brutal. Ferocious. Does not sugarcoat the realities of this type of violence even a little.

It was inspired by a real serial killer, of course. Probably the one who scares me the most of ’em all.

But I think it balances that darkness with a lot of heart. This one surprised me. Made me feel a lot of feelings in the ol’ brain folds.

I’m really, really excited to unleash it later this month.