STEVEN MOORE, AUTHOR
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Who am I?
I’m a 47-year-old Englishman, and I grew up in a working-class family by the seaside in Lowestoft, England. An avid sportsman, painter, photographer and reader, those loves are only trumped by my love of travelling and writing. To date I have visited 60+ countries and lived and worked on five continents. Highlights have been trekking in the Andes and Himalayas, scuba diving all over the world, teaching English in Korea, and trying all the local adult beverages, wherever I happen to be. I first left to explore the world in 1994, and I don't think I'll ever stop. I now divide my time between my home in Mexico, and a rented place in the Pacific North West. I have 2 rescue kitties, Ernest Hemingway & F Scott Fitzgerald, and a rescue pup named Charles Dickens.
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THE GOLEM OF PRAGUE: KANE #0
One ancient myth. One crazed Neo-Nazi. One chance at redemption.
Hiram Kane is in Prague to visit his friend and mentor, Professor John Haines, when a deranged Neo-Nazi kidnaps a dozen innocent Jewish children.Kane and Haines suddenly find themselves drawn into a deadly race against time to save the victims, before the psychopathic modern-day monster twists an ancient Jewish myth to her wildly unhinged and nefarious desires.Innocents will die. That is inevitable. The question is, how many can Hiram Kane save?
THE TIGER TEMPLE: KANE #1
A betrayed criminal. A kidnapped child. A deadly race against time.
On the Island of the Gods, expedition leader Hiram Kane is on holiday after a long season guiding in the Peruvian Andes.
When a good friend’s greed leads him to betray Bali’s most notorious gangster, their peaceful community is left shell-shocked after the six-year-old daughter of its leader gets kidnapped in a vicious and violent raid.
What follows is a whirlwind race across the paradise island to rescue the girl before ‘The Rooster’ takes his sadistic revenge, and with the waking giant of volcanic Mt. Agung threatening to destroy them all...
Kane risks everything to prevent a devastating tragedy.
THE SAMURAI CODE: KANE #2
One lethal storm. One deadly criminal. One ancient code.
Expedition leader Hiram Kane is in Japan when the storm of the century hits. He joins the rescue mission as flash floods cause chaos, death and destruction.
Yakuza boss Katashi Goto is retiring from the mob. Before he does, there is one more thing to achieve: revenge over a centuries old enemy.
When their two very different worlds collide, Kane is forced to make a choice. He has always known honour is worth fighting for.
When challenged by Katashi, he has to decide if it is also worth dying for.
THE CONDOR PROPHECY: KANE #3
Uprising looms. Revenge demanded by Inca Gods. A prophecy must be fulfilled!
While on an expedition in the Andes to locate the lost Inca city of Vilcabamba, Hiram Kane’s team is infiltrated by not one but two different terrorist factions, each seeking the legendary Inca gold to fund nefarious strikes against their enemy.Catholics against Incans.The Eagle Alliance versus The Condor Uprising.Hiram Kane must defeat them both.The expedition soon devolves into the deadliest of treasure hunts, and amidst the wild Andean weather and lethal terrain, a dangerous race against time.
Win, and Hiram Kane can prevent a new holy war.Lose, & the ancient prophecy will unleash catastrophic consequences the world over.
THE SHADOW OF KAILASH: KANE #4
Criminals getting rich. Terrorists getting powerful. Women getting killed... and worse.
Hiram Kane travels to India to honour the life of his murdered best friend.But Kane's world is soon plunged into turmoil when a psychotic people trafficker kidnaps Alexandria Ridley, the love of his life, and disappears into the mighty Himalayas.What begins as a risky rescue mission turns into a chilling foray into the world of weapons and drugs trading, sexual slavery and human trafficking — and culminates in a deadly race against time across the top of the world into Chinese-occupied Tibet.With lives on the line and the future of Buddhism in jeopardy, must Kane make the ultimate sacrifice?
THE FEATHERED SERPENT: KANE #5
A Betrayed Archaeologist. A Ghost from the Past. A Dozen Worthy Sacrifices.
Expedition leader Hiram Kane is holed up in his native England recovering from wounds both physical and mental, when his family receives a mysterious anonymous letter that dredges up nightmares from the past. Could it also offer a ray of unexpected hope?Across the globe beneath a forgotten Aztec pyramid, a disillusioned archaeology professor is about to unleash his wrath.How? Brutally murdering a dozen innocent victims in an ancient sacrificial ritual.When the modern and ancient worlds collide and the unhinged professor starts committing unimaginable blood-spilling atrocities on the adolescent virgins, Kane is forced to make an impossible choice;Will he sacrifice the love of his life to save the innocent girls?
Hiram Kane has retired from a life of international exploration, sick of the tragedies that stalk him across the globe. When he’s offered the job of transporting one of the world’s most iconic artefacts back to its rightful home, working for the British Museum’s ground-breaking Artefact Repatriation Committee, it seems the perfect route into a simpler life.
But, when a mysterious organisation with devastating plans entangles with his, things once more plunge into chaos.Deep within the labyrinthine tombs and temples of long-dead pharaohs, Kane will face the most difficult decision of his life.
Will his blood once again stain ancient stone, or will his heart find what it most desires?
SILENT KNIGHT: KANE #7
Centuries-old secrets. A modern grail quest. A search for truth...
When archaeology student Hiram Kane meets a mysterious stranger who claims to be a descendent of the last British Templar Knight, what starts out as a quiet night in the pub with friends for Christmas drinks quickly turns into a modern grail quest and a lethal search for truth.
The problem is, they're not the only ones searching, and their rivals are armed and deadly.
In a race against time that spans the length of Britain, and sees Hiram visiting legendary archaeological sites and battling nefarious secret societies, the young student develops a taste for adventure and learns of his innate gift for attracting danger.
With history on the line and truths to be uncovered, Kane must lead his friends to victory in what rapidly descends into a fight for their very lives.
Every city has its dirty secrets! Justice is her beat. Her name is Kayla Stone. She is 'The Liberator.'
Life is cheap in the impenetrable shadows of Mumbai’s notorious underworld. Lives are bought and sold here. Fear is the ultimate currency.Kayla Stone expected India to be life changing, but not like this. When a young child is snatched right in front of her eyes, Kayla decides it’s time to make a stand.
It’s a decision she was born to make.
With her life on the line in a foreign land, and danger always close at hand, can she find the child before it's too late?
They thought they ruled the city. Kayla Stone will bring them to their knees…
In a bid to get away from the violence and trauma of the last few months, Kayla Stone returns to her hometown of Sydney. But she's barely off the plane when the ghosts of her past fight back.When she stumbles upon an underground trafficking ring dealing in the sale of children, turning the other cheek is not an option. Kayla's risked her life on shadowy streets before. This time it's personal.This time she's alone…Determined to crush these vile criminals once and for all, Kayla will do whatever it takes to save the innocent. How far will she go in the name of justice?What happens when she finally crosses the line?
Kayla Stone heads to Dubai with one thing in mind. Justice.
But, when the glimmering Arabian lights refuse to part with their secrets, she must cross into the city's dark side.Uncovering a global effort to kidnap and re-locate children, Kayla Stone must fight harder than ever.This time the stakes are higher. This time more lives are on the line. This time Kayla is fighting in unfamiliar territory.
RYAN BODEAN # 0
A Rip-roaring Action Thriller That'll Knock Off Your Flip Flops!!
Ryan 'R.B.' Bodean has taken a page from his brother Troy's book and is out to find his fortune at the bottom of the ocean. And he needs good fortune to shine on him in the worst way...
Enter Megan Simons. She's got a lead on a mysterious wreck in the Gulf of Mexico that might just be something more valuable than gold. But the bad guys from 90 miles south of Key West have other plans—namely, the kind of plans that lead to a grisly, watery end for R.B. and Megan.
But R.B. just can't catch a break.
Read all about it in the prequel to the hit Ryan Bodean Tropical Thriller series. You'll laugh, you'll hold your breath, and then you'll hope to hell he survives for another wild adventure.
RYAN BODEAN # 1
An enigmatic visitor. A mysterious artifact. A map revealing not all myths are fake.
The down on his luck Ryan Bodean and eternal optimist Megan Simons are at it again. This time it’s a death-defying search for the fabled lost city of Atlantis.
But when a dangerous cult of Atlantean fanatics stop at nothing to keep their ancient secret, will it only be the legendary city that disappears beneath the sea?
This action/adventure and tropical thriller will keep you turning pages deep into the night. If you like edge of the seat, hold-onto-your breath, unputdownable thrill rides, you're gonna love this book.
HEMINGWAY FOUND: RYAN BODEAN #2
What if Ernest Hemingway’s lost manuscripts held the deadly secrets of a murderous cult? A secret society that will stop at nothing to achieve ultimate power?
Ryan Bodean and Megan Simons are back after nearly perishing with Atlantis into the depths of legend. But The Congregation For The Light is out for revenge.While on a relaxing train ride through Europe, Ryan and his business partner Megan come across a man who claims he knows what happened to the Hemingway manuscripts, thought to be lost to history for almost a century. To solve the mystery of these long-lost documents and the mind-blowing revelations they conceal, Ryan and Megan must escape a powerful secret society hell-bent on covering them up — a mysterious secret cult willing to buy elections, destroy their enemies, and kill anyone who stands in their way for a shot at ultimate power.
ELDORADO GOLD: RYAN BODEAN #3
The search for the legendary lost city of gold leads to ancient mysteries and a dangerous cult hell bent on getting there first . . . to find it means death.
Ryan Bodean and Megan Simmons are joining a new team on a mission to stop the Illuminati and their quest for the lost city of El Dorado. But the cult has not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the power and influence that comes with being the new Zipa chief of the ancient Muisca . . . and the fortune that could reshape the world.
Across the globe, Ryan and Megan will find new friends, but will lose others. Will the search for El Dorado be the end of them all?
This is an action-packed, seductive action/adventure set across exotic locations.
Ridley # 0
The Alexandria Ridley Vigilante Thrillers Book 0
Ridley # 1
The Alexandria Ridley Vigilante Thrillers Book 2
Alex Ridley knows there are only three certainties in life... taxes, death, and that if you foolishly try to kill her, that death will be yours.
After escaping with her life from a sick human trafficking ring, Ridley dedicates her life to delivering her own special brand of justice.
There’s only one problem. His name is Do-hyun Kim.
Ridley had left the Korean gangster for dead in her desperate fight for survival. But Kim isn’t dead, and is hell-bent on his own revenge and will stop at nothing to get it.
From the mountains of Tibet, to the filth and flamboyance of Mumbai, this nerve-shredding rampage for justice leads Ridley to the ‘City of Dreams’ and to an inevitable outcome; Revenge, and death.
The only question is, will they be Kim’s, or will they be Ridley’s?
Ridley # 2
The Alexandria Ridley Vigilante Thrillers Book 3
Alex Ridley knows there are only three certainties in life... taxes, death, and that if you hurt those she loves, that death will be yours.
Mumbai had been a success. Just. Ridley and Kayla had survived, and they had taken down The Vulture, head of the Indian branch of a huge human trafficking ring. It was meant to be the end.
It was only the beginning.
After ‘extracting’ certain information from The Vulture on his death bed, the vigilantes headed to Milan, only to find things were worse than they’d feared. Much worse.
With castles and cathedrals the equally imposing and inspiring backdrop, the ‘City of Light’ begins to reveal the depths of its shadows.
Can Ridley emerge from those shadows with her life?
Ridley # 3
Alex Ridley knows there are only three certainties in life... taxes, death, and that if kidnap and hurt girls and young women, she will f****** kill you!
Alex Ridley has changed. She was once an art historian. Flawed, yes. Troubled, certainly.
A killer? Well, Ridley has changed.
From India to Tibet, and then Milan, Ridley’s determination to administer justice and emancipate the victims — woman and girls, just like her — takes her into the chaos of Morocco.
She thought she’d seen the very worst of humanity.
Marrakesh reveals entire new levels of human depravity.
Ridley must survive. Hundreds — thousands — will suffer if she doesn’t. But Ridley is up against the most dangerous enemy she’s ever faced, and the odds are stacked against her.
She hates them, but to win, she must become them.
THE HIRAM KANE BOOK BOX SET 1-3
The Tiger Temple, The Samurai Code & The Condor Prophecy
3 lightning-paced international action thrillers packed with real-world places, deadly criminals, ancient settings, and exciting unsolved mysteries.With over 1000 pages of relentless action, thrills & adventure, the Hiram Kane books will leave you gasping for more!
"Fast-paced, non-stop action and a great protagonist."
A cold, harsh autumn.
On an isolated island, an abusive man forces his wife to run for her life. Their son Tristan, young and afraid, also flees the island and sets out into the world to escape his demons and find his mother.Hitchhiking beneath the backdrop of a wild and loveless November, Tristan encounters every possible character, from the genuinely kind to the inherently wicked. Beaten, robbed and stripped of even hope, Tristan finds himself on the gritty streets of London’s East End, where everything he thought he knew about life starts to shatter and crumble around him. With all hope seemingly lost, a young boy even questions the futility of life itself.But when he learns that there are others who share his torment and understand his pain, can Tristan find the courage to make it through his darkest hours?Tristan's tale is a grim exploration into his own conscience. As he discovers the unique ability of humans to do such heinous things both to themselves and to one another, it's all he can do to keep control, as his passage of internal discovery takes one dark turn after another and sends him to the edge.
A Mega-virus Apocalyptic Thriller
Humanity thought Coronavirus was bad... It was very, very wrong!
A lethal mega-virus. A cruise ship in chaos. An unlikely saviour.On a dream anniversary cruise with his wife Shelly, Craig Nicholls finds himself in the midst of anarchy as a deadly pandemic spreads across the globe.
On the luxurious Sapphire Star, many hundreds of passengers succumb to the deadly mega-virus, including the Captain, and as the crisis mounts, with nowhere to dock and an overwhelmed medical staff unable to cope, Craig witnesses society collapse in the face of chaos.
Craig crosses a brash Texan oilman with an army discharge record, who senses an opportunity to take control, using whatever means necessary.
Third Officer Balzan owes his glamorous career to his gangster roots. But the payback required will bring terror and probable death for Craig, Shelly and every survivor on the doomed ship.
Like it or not, Craig realises he’s the only hope to stem the on board outbreak, stop the Texan’s violent coup, and save the last survivors from the lethal threats of piracy and...The worst virus humanity has ever known.
It’s the story of a lifetime. Will she risk her life to get it?
Talented journalist Mig Comacho’s job is under threat, when a potentially huge story begins to unfold in Mexico that might just save her California newspaperFar out of her comfort zone, Mig begins investigating the macabre events at the annual Day of the Dead festival in San Miguel de Allende, during which four corpses are found, each with an ominous message carved into its skin.
At the same time, underage girls start disappearing, and Mig finds herself in the middle of an international human trafficking operation. Its bosses? Cartels, and the very top end of government both sides of the border.
After a series of death threats, both on herself and her loved ones, Mig knows it’s not only the newspaper she’s out to save in the Mexican highlands, but dozens of innocent lives.
She wanted the scoop of a lifetime.Will the headlines be of her own death?
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