Making a Killing

Making a Killing

by John L. Hart, Olivia Rupprecht




The CIA’s most valuable assassin, Agent J.D. Mikel, wasn’t supposed to fall in love with anyone – especially not Kate Morningside, a woman coveted by another powerful world player. When Kate is kidnapped, J.D. is pulled into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, and one false move could cost him everything. Indeed, there are players – and then there are the masters who make the rules only to break them.
It’s not an even match for those joining an epic search for Kate on a twisted dark hunt down the Mekong River in the midst of a bitterly disputed war: Izzy, a brilliant young psychiatrist assigned to the Army’s 8th Field Hospital and counting the days until he can return home; and his best friend Gregg, a gifted psychologist who served his time only to be driven back to Vietnam by his own inner demons and a rivalry with Mikel that burns as intensely as napalm.
There are other wars within wars in turbulent 1970. From the CIA to the American mafia to an International cartel helmed by a master of the sadistic, all eyes are on Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle. And when it comes to a certain cash crop flourishing under the dominion of the mysterious Poppy King, everyone wants a piece of the action. Money talks. The currency? Heroin. It’s a spinning maze of intrigue, politics, and mind games; a hotbed where sex, drugs, and Janis Joplin aren't always a beautiful thing. But even when no one turns out to be quite who or what they seem, one rule remains fast across the Devil’s chessboard: Winners live. Losers die.

The sequel to the national bestseller THERE WILL BE KILLING, MAKING A KILLING artfully weaves a spellbinding tapestry of dark history, psychology, and seduction – the best and worst of our humanity . . . and the hunger of our hearts.


“A riveting journey into the perils of war and the darkness of the human heart – stylish and provocative.” – Tara Janzen, New York Times bestselling author

“There Will Be Killing is mesmerizing...a chilling and astonishing novel by authors who know their way around a story.”– Peggy Webb, USA Today bestselling author of The Language of Silence

“Make sure you have some time to spend because you won’t want to put it down until you turn the last page.”– Book Bug

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611882377
Publisher: Story Plant
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John L. Hart, Ph.d. has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than forty years, starting in Vietnam where he was a psychology specialist and then receiving his doctorate from the University of Southern California. John is an internationally respected lecturer, has been a consultant to the nation of Norway for their Fathering Project, and maintained a private practice in Los Angeles for over twenty years. He is the author of Becoming a Father from HCI Books and co-author of Modern Eclectic Therapy (Springer). John’s poetry has appeared in many literary journals and magazines such as Verve and Rivertalk. John divides his time between Hawaii where he is an artist at the Mauna Kea Hotel and Vancouver Island, B.C., where he is Executive Director of Spirit Bear Art Farm and adjunct associate professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Olivia Rupprecht is an award-winning, best-selling author whose novels have sold world-wide. She lives in a historic tavern on a lake in Wisconsin. The authors have previously collaborated on the novel There Will Be Killing.

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xstitchnut More than 1 year ago
I picked this book because it sounded interesting; totally different from what I usually read. Wasn't sure I was going to like it when I first started reading...boy was I wrong! I found myself so wrapped up in the story, I was staying up waaaaaay past my bedtime. There were scenes that were hard to read very hard to read; the horrors of war are just unimaginable! As for the mystery in the book, every time I thought I had a suspect figured out or a riddle solved, there would be another twist to the story! I am going to purchase the 1st book and then the one after that. I want to see how everyone is getting along and what adventure awaits next time. Good book! *I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review*