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Hidden Valor Military Veteran/K-9 Suspense

A Very Gritty Psychological Suspense Series by Candace Irving


Blurb


The deepest scars are invisible...


Former Army detective Kate Holland once spent eleven hours as a POW in Afghanistan. According to her Silver Star write-up, she killed eleven terrorists to avoid staying longer. But Kate has no memory of the deaths. Now a civilian cop in her old hometown, the past catches up with Kate as the bodies of her fellow veterans begin turning up along Braxton's backcountry roads…in meticulously severed pieces. Bizarre clues are cropping up as well, to the murders and her Army past.


Is Kate finally losing her grip on reality? Kate knows she’s one of the lucky ones. Four years ago, she managed to make it home when others didn’t. Unfortunately, she soon discovered that the battle wasn’t over. And, lately, it’s become far too personal.


Written by a former US Navy Lt., the Hidden Valor Military Veterans Suspense Series is graphic & gritty and features Ruger—Kate's 3 yr old German Shepherd/self-appointed therapy dog.



📑Hidden Valor Military Veteran/K-9 Suspense - TOP SHELVES

 



✅Very Gritty Psychological Suspense


✅Police Procedural


✅Animal Fiction


✅Small Town & Rural Fiction


✅Action Packed


✅Serial Killers


✅Page-turner






 



🕵️‍♀️What she can't remember...just might kill her🚨💕






 

THE GARBAGE MAN

A Hidden Valor Military Veteran/K-9 Suspense Book 1





What she can’t remember…just might kill her.


Former US Army detective Kate Holland spent years hiding from the world—and herself.


Now a small-town cop, the past catches up with Kate when the body of a fellow Army veteran is left along a backcountry road...in meticulously severed pieces.


Four years earlier, Kate spent eleven hours as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan. According to her Silver Star write-up, she singlehandedly took down eleven terrorists to avoid staying longer.


But Kate has no memory of the deaths, or the events that led up to them. And now, bizarre clues are cropping up in and around that crime scene—and others. Clues that appear to connect to that fateful day. Is the killer trying to tell her something?


Or is Kate finally losing her grip on reality?


As the body count rises, Kate must confront the reason she bolted from the Army—before she becomes the killer's next victim.


*The Garbage Man is a 2021 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist for Best Investigator.


Written by a former US Navy Lt., The Garbage Man is Book 1 in the gritty Hidden Valor Military Psychological Suspense Series and features Ruger—Kate's 3 yr old German Shepherd.


Graphic crime scenes abound throughout the Hidden Valor books. If you like strong, female protagonists and seriously gritty, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End—you'll love Candace Irving's 108,000-word military mystery/suspense featuring Braxton Police Deputy Kate Holland and her self-appointed therapy dog.


Grab your copy of The Garbage Man today and find out what happened to Kate during those eleven hours she spent as a POW...and why she must remember.


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Praise For The Series














⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wow! Thrilling adventure and tribute to female veterans every where! Thank you! I knew the minute I read the synopsis I would love this book, and I was right! Candace Irving is a new author for me, and "The Garbage Man" an exciting thriller, book one of the series Hidden Valor Military Veteran /K-9, was a "First Read" for me. The main character is a female veteran, former army CID, now working in law enforcement in her hometown. Candace Irving has crafted a magnificent heroine, with a transformation character arc that many woman who have served in the military will find inspiring. I especially appreciated the sensitivity, Candace demonstrated in exploring the issues that set apart female veteran health care needs, especially PTSD, from their male counterparts. Kate Holland poignant back story was as captivating to me as the mystery she was trying to solve!..." - Amazon reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ OMG! "In The Name Of " is a can't sleep, must read, best psychological thriller ever! "In The Name Of", book2 of Candace Irving's A Hidden Valor Military Veteran/K-9 Suspense is one of those psychological thrillers that haunts you long after you finish reading the final sentence. For Military Veterans and first responders the story is so believable it could have come straight from personal duty logs. The reality of the plot of this novel adds to the reader's adrenaline rush, increased heart rate and breath holding, making it impossible to un-clench your fingers from around the book or kindle. Totally, lost within the tension Candice Irving's clever words create, I had a hard time returning to reality after I finished the final chapter. For several minutes I was stuck in the desert, afraid of every sound around me , forcing myself to practice every stress management technique I knew! To completely lose track of reality like that is to me the sign of an award winning Novel. And Candace Irving deserves to receive a multitude of awards for "In the Name Of" - Amazon reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wonderful Read! One genre that I love but haven't gotten to read lately is the Military/Police Mystery genre, so I was esthetic when this opportunity materialized. I have read several of Candace Irving's previous books which were masterful in the way she portrayed the characters, storyline and gave "just enough" romance to satisfy my craving for a bit of sex and steam. In this story, the discovery of a skull that had been buried for several years sets in motion a series of additional murders, reveals a national threat, destroys a childhood friendship but also brings Kate and the patient man, Arash who has set his sights on making her his woman even if she seems to be scared and hesitant to allow it. I love the progression of Kate, Arash and Ruger's relationship and can't wait for the next book to follow along with their story so they hopefully get the HEA they all deserve. - Amazon reviewer


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gritty, Gripping, and Raw. The Garbage Man is one of the best contemporary mysteries it has been my pleasure to read. There are no arbitrary rays of sunshine or mirth in this book, as the story unashamedly wraps itself in grit and grime to tell its tale. Sharing the internal strife and suffering of the protagonist's PTSD as she soldiers-up to push through to honor her fallen brothers in arms, the character of Kate Holland feels both relatable and real. Especially when it comes to her relationships with those about her, not the least of which being her dog, Ruger.... -Amazon Reviewer



 



IN THE NAME OF

A Hidden Valor Military Veteran/K-9 Suspense Book 2





He'll do anything for his country...even murder.


Former Army detective Kate Holland finally remembers what happened during her eleven hours as a POW in Afghanistan. She wishes she didn't.


Her PTSD raging, Kate's ready to turn in her badge with the Braxton PD, but she can't. The wife of a Muslim US Army soldier has been found stabbed and left to burn in a field, and Kate's boss has turned to her. Again.


Kate suspects an honor killing...until the wife of another soldier is found in the next town over, also stabbed and burned. When a third military wife is murdered, Kate uncovers a connection to a local doctor. But the doc is not all she appears to be. Worse, Kate's nightmares and her case have begun to clash. The fallout is deadly as Kate's lured back to where it all began.


This time, she might not make it home.


*In the Name Of is a 2022 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist for Best Investigator.


Written by a former US Navy Lt., In the Name Of is Book 2 in the Hidden Valor Military Psychological Suspense Series and features Ruger—Kate's 3 yr old German Shepherd.


Graphic crime scenes abound throughout the Hidden Valor books. If you like strong, female protagonists and seriously gritty, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End—you'll love this latest installment in Candace Irving's military mystery/suspense series featuring Braxton Police Deputy Kate Holland and her self-appointed therapy dog.


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BENEATH THE BONES

A Hidden Valor Military Veteran/K-9 Suspense Book 3




Some secrets should stay buried...


With a second serial killer case under her belt, Deputy Kate Holland is finally making headway with her PTSD. But when skeletal remains are unearthed on a sandbar amid the Arkansas River, Kate's world is rocked again.


The decaying bones belong to a soldier once attached to a nearby National Guard unit, and their DNA links to an unsolved missing person's investigation headed up by the very cop who spent his life undermining Kate's personal and professional confidence.


The more Kate digs into the murdered soldier's life, the more connections she discovers between the victim, an old family friend…and her own father.


Other bodies have begun to turn up as well, and these new murders appear to be connected to the original soldier's death—and a sinister plot years in the making.


Will the clues her father missed all those years ago lead to the deaths of every current officer on the Braxton police force—including Kate's?


Written by a former US Navy Lt., Beneath the Bones is book 3 in the Hidden Valor military veteran/K-9 suspense series & features Ruger—Kate's 3 yr old German Shepherd & self-appointed therapy dog.


Please Note: Graphic crime scenes abound throughout the Hidden Valor books. This series also contains an honest & raw portrayal of PTSD. If you like strong, female protagonists and seriously gritty, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End, you'll love Candace Irving's Hidden Valor series.


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INVISIBLE WOUNDS

A Hidden Valor Military Veteran/K-9 Suspense Prequel Novella





She thought the war was over. It's not...


Former US Army Special Agent Kate Holland once spent eleven horrific hours as a POW in Afghanistan. Hours she doesn't quite remember. Now medically retired, Kate's investigator's badge has long since rusted—along with her confidence and courage.


Kate's crawled back to her childhood home in Braxton, Arkansas, and she's finally ready to admit why. It's time to put her affairs in order. But when a fellow vet loses his own private battle, Kate must put his last wish ahead of hers. As she executes it, she's drawn into yet another war. This one's stateside.


This isn't the first time Kate's had to put her life on the line for another. But even if she succeeds, how will she ever find the strength to defeat her raging demons and self-doubt—and live?


Written by a former US Navy Lt., Invisible Wounds is a prequel novella to the Hidden Valor military veteran/K-9 suspense series & features Ruger—Kate's 3 yr old German Shepherd & self-appointed therapy dog.


Please Note: Graphic crime scenes abound throughout the Hidden Valor books. This series also contains a raw & honest portrayal of PTSD. If you like strong, female protagonists and seriously gritty, complex suspense that twists and turns all the way to The End, you'll love Candace Irving's Hidden Valor series.


AVAILABLE FROM ALL RETAILERS: ✅









 

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