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Award-winning author

Eric J. Gates

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The Outsourced series

Readers' Favorite 2017 Gold Medal Winner

GoodReads BOOK of the MONTH February 2015

"intense & thought provoking, taking storytelling to another level"

"brings to mind such greats as Clancy & Forsyth... would not be surprised to hear one day it is being made into a film"

"A fast-paced thriller full of surprises and intrigue that never let up"

"be prepared: if you pick the book up you won't put it down"

What's the most dangerous gift a fan could send to an author?

And if that fan was a professional assassin?

New York-based writer Nic Stiles receives a strange package in the mail. It's not long before he realises what it represents will change his life... with deadly consequences.

Others want the package's contents too, including a high-tech Intelligence agency who will stop at nothing to obtain it ...and the sender wants it back!

This fast-paced SUSPENSE THRILLER from Eric J. Gates will make YOU question your Destiny!

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The author reads an extract from 'Outsourced':

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Book 3 will be available late 2018

Watch this space for updates

the CULL series


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A teaser from Chapter 4 of the audiobook of 'the Cull - Bloodline' read by actress Marnye Young:

Named as one of the best THRILLERS of 2017

(WildSound Festival)

"A gripping action book, fast-paced and addictive. You're going to have a problem putting it down. Remember to breathe."

"The characters are excellent, the plot is completely unfamiliar therefore filled with thrilling surprise after surprise"

"...once I started I couldn't put it down... one of the best books I have read..."

"Confident, tough as nails and action packed!"

'the CULL' series is a new, fast-paced and highly original take on vampire lore. 

No fangs; no morphing into bats; just adrenaline-pumping fury as two female Federal agents encounter the unimaginable.

Amy Bree’s reckless actions result in death and her dismissal from the FBI. A visit from a mysterious priest propels her back into the fray, as she is partnered with an ex-spy, with fearsome computer skills, and tasked to hunt down the serial killer known as the Blood Sucker.

Their quarry is not what they expect.

The body count rises…

...and the hunters become the hunted!

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The full 5 book series is available now. Click on the Amazon Link for book 1 to access the rest.

Book 1 is only .99c

The Shadows series

"one of the best thrillers I've ever read! The plot  is brilliant and extraordinarily complex. The characters are well developed and the book is riddled with great description and unexpected twists and turns that kept me on my toes page after page."

"I don’t remember being pulled into a book quite this way before. 17 minutes . . . 13 minutes . . . 2 minutes! It’s pretty wild how the author tosses us readers around in the story until we are exhausted – in a good way. Highly recommended."

"Gates gives the classic [spy] thriller a thoroughly modern upgrade."

"I can't recall ever breaking out in a sweat while reading a book before, but this one certainly got my adrenaline pumping."

"Gates makes the central theme of the story so plausible, that I am still not sure whether it is something that he latched onto in a previous profession."

The Head of British Intelligence is kidnapped.

A ransom demanded.

A private security company is tasked with his recovery.

But nothing is as it seems...

Opposing forces clash with deadly consequences as they race to control the most devastating weapon of mass destruction devised by Man!

Deceit and betrayal against a backdrop of real events in this nail-biting suspense thriller.

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Book 2 of the series

'Chasing Shadows',

available Spring 2018

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Featuring the backstory of an important character in book 2 of the series.

More adrenaline-pumping,

nail-biting, 5 Star thrillers from

the pen of Eric J. Gates

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For over seventy years they kept a secret.

The biggest secret in the history of Mankind.

Now a dying town finds itself on the front lines of a covert war, when the President makes a Full Disclosure.

A nail-biting thriller that asks the question: Should the public be told?

"This was a book I couldn't put down. WAIVERING between actually believing what I was reading and wondering what was true, I read on. Just the thought of such a test occurring makes living in a time of alphabet agencies and covert ops is truly mind boggling."

“A fast, frenetic thriller… all the makings of a great page-turner.”

“Very edge of seat stuff… the action and pace were excellent, reminded me of an episode of ‘24’ or the ‘Bourne’ books and definitely in the Tom Clancy mould of thriller.”

“What a rip-roaring enjoyable read!” 

“One word - WOW!”

“I loved it. The writing is engaging and smooth, the scene setting is enviable and the plot sucked me in... I expect this to be made into a film, after it becomes a best seller.”

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Ancient secrets from forgotten times, unleashing devastating powers.

Against a backdrop of ever-increasing International tension and global disasters, a middle-aged, suicidal, ex-Special Forces soldier, with nothing to lose, teams up with the young daughter of an MIT Robotics Engineer.

As the US and China are on the brink of war, they race to prevent the End of the World!

A fast-paced tale with an ending you won't forget!

"...take an obscure group who wish to change the way the world operates... throw in a splash or more of devious activity at tomb excavations in Egypt... global disasters and upheavals... a dissolute ex-special ops hero with a renewed purpose to live... mayhem galore.. don't blink or you'll miss some of it... great action... wonderful pace... terrific yarn... enjoyable read..."

"An amazing thriller full of unexpected turns that traverses the globe in relevant detailed style. A must read for those who enjoy adventure, mystery, a fast paced ride, edged with credible force and an incredible plot."

"An exhilarating story full of page-turning devastation, so prepare for the end of the world! Fighting through a power-driven story of disasters and destruction, this gripping, high speed book keeps the reader's attention from start to finish. Excavations in Egypt and a brilliant 'cliff-hanger' ending."

Short story anthologies

featuring tales by Eric

This fantastic collection of eleven imaginative tales is the first in a brand-new mystery anthology series. Lawrence Block, internationally renowned New York Times bestselling author, is featured along with ten other writers who include USA Today bestsellers as well as exciting new talents. 

From dark to light, from the ridiculous to the frightful, these mysteries about couples involved in deadly plots will thrill readers and introduce them to characters and stories they'll never forget.

This collection features 'Pride'. An FBI raid goes terribly wrong and a grieving family seeks deadly revenge.

These 14 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above all, it's the unpredictable kinks that catch you unaware that make the ‘CROOKED TALES’ anthology such a wicked delight.

‘CROOKED TALES’ gathers the talent of 14 international authors to thrill you with their visions of mayhem, in places exotic, bucolic, other-worldly, or simply sinister.

This anthology features 'Death of a Sparrowman', a spy thriller that will have you holding your breath as it reaches its fatal finale.