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Anyone who's read a Ben English novel knows they're diving into a book full of storylines that weave together adventure, suspense, humor, terror, romance, and technological wizardry.  With each book, English embroiders upon a marvelous masterwork that embraces a variety of genres, a thrilling blend of everything a reader craves.


Taken together, the Jack Be Nimble books have enjoyed nearly three months on the Amazon Top 100.  


What I love about this series: 


You'll get a little bit of everything ...  international political conflicts, spies with fast and fancy toys, advanced technology--and at the heart of the story, great characters.  Will appeal to fans of James Patterson and Dan Brown.


Tales from the Shelves

Jack Be Nimble:  Gargoyle


The boy came to her out of water, unexpected.  He was smart and strong and goofy, as boys are meant to be, but peculiar - he remembered everything. 


In the span of a single summer, she made him fearless.


Now, even as Mercedes Adams is at the height of her career, forbidding changes loom over the world.  Tonight, in the hushed calm of a spring evening, two plain-faced killers watch her home, waiting to make their approach.


Mercedes Adams is about to find herself at the center of a vast, tightening knot of mystery, intrigue, and globe-spanning terror borne of her family's legacy.  Rising to her aid is a small group of specially-trained men and women.  And at their center? 


A man who remembers everything.

Jack Be Nimble:  Tyro


The adventure that began in fire and terror in the night sky over London has brought

Jack Flynn and his friends together again, to strike a blow against the forces of a brilliant, sadistic technologist bent on unspeakable destruction.  Yet a single blow by itself has not turned the tide of this secret war, and Jack must divide his team to realize any chance of defeating the hidden army arrayed against them.


Mercedes Adams evades the assassins sent against her only to be visited by a more dangerous, intimate threat from her past.  As her path brings her closer and closer to Jack -- on a mad dash from Paris to San Francisco to Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba -- Mercedes discovers the hope of survival and salvation in the lessons learned years ago in the freshness of youth, lessons learned by an eager boy, a maverick, an earnest novice . . . a Tyro.

Jack Be Nimble:  The Crystal Falcon

Circling ever closer to a truth concealed behind layers of conspiracy, assassination, and horrific acts of global terrorism, Jack Flynn and his team of clandestine covert operatives are on the run, barely ahead of the forces of a vast global enterprise engineered to bring about anarchy and the destruction of the free west.


In Cuba, fueled by an ancient vengeance, a ruthless crime lord sets in motion a plan to assassinate the leader of the worlds newest democracy. Jack strikes at the heart of this plot only to find himself face-to-face with the woman he thought lost to him forever.


Together, Jack and Mercedes are on a collision course with a terrifying criminal mastermind whose strategies are already in motion and far, far ahead of schedule.

Jack Be Nimble:  A Lion About to Roar

The fourth book in the Jack Be Nimble series, A Lion About to Roar finds Mercedes,

Jack, and their companions in a dead run, after pursuing Alex Raines and his assassins for six days across two continents, past move and countermove, straight through mayhem and murder and chaos on a grand scale. Now, on the near horizon at last, lies Raines island stronghold, the focal point of all his technology and dark ambition. The forces of good and evil align inexorably around them, and both sides poise for a final confrontation.


As Jack struggles with the knowledge that he must send his companions onward without him, against an enemy prepared to meet them with the full might of his technology brought to bear, he learns that Mercedes herself now lies across the sea, a willing captive of Alex Raines at the very moment he triggers the ultimate piece of his plan.


The final countdown began one week ago.

Today is the seventh day.

Who will survive?                   

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