Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Financial #Thriller: FALSE TRUST, Blake Willis Thriller Series Book 1 by Steve Shipley

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Blake Willis Thriller Series Book 1



Some lines should never be crossed.

Blake Willis has the perfect life – a beautiful wife, two great kids, and a thriving business doing what he loves as a cybersecurity consultant. Determined to secure his family’s financial future, Blake enlists the help of an old friend, tech billionaire and world-renowned whisky expert, Justin Coulter, to help him sell his grandpa’s “million-dollar moonshine.”

Everything is running smoothly until a shocking discovery rocks Blake’s world. The whisky is stolen and his caretaker is murdered. And worse, his wife is missing.

In a frantic race against time, the lines of trust blur. Blake’s friends and enemies — and maybe even his wife — are not who he thought they were. And the technology, money and global control at stake have now drawn disreputable foreign powers into the mix.

Is there anyone who he can trust — and who has crossed the line that can never be uncrossed?

Blake Willis Thriller Series Book 1



The call changed everything.

The call ordering me to stand down. I stood, walking in circles, the rage stiffening my neck, eyes drawn to my gun safe. I paced toward it, then shuffled back. They had kidnapped my wife, intent on destroying me. But I didn’t know who or why.

I had held a gun many times in the last decade, but not since protecting the US Secretary of State several years ago. It was the first and only time I killed anyone. I’d never completely recovered. I hated guns, hated killing, until now. Sometimes killing was necessary. Grandpa had taught me that. And I would again if that’s what it took to get Rebecca back.

Approaching the safe, I removed the Glock 17 and 26. The only thing that mattered was rescuing Rebecca.

Our sons needed their mother, I needed my wife, and would do anything to find her or die trying.

Meet Author Steve Shipley…

With a background in mathematics and IT consultation, I’m captivated by crime thrillers. So much so that I’m writing the Blake Willis corporate and political crime thriller series.

Working around the world in business and technology has provided an inside view – a fly on the wall perspective. I’ve been able to see how powerful people, including politicians, board members and executives, negotiate and decide, usually without the interests of shareholders, employees, customers, or constituents being considered.

Criminals go to great lengths to remove their physical and digital fingerprints and remain invisible. And that’s where Blake’s and his team’s elite skills come into play.

Early in my career, I spent time on the outside looking in, before getting invited into the boardrooms and inner chambers. Then there I was, in the room where it happens. Now, through my books, I am sharing similar stories with you.

I am also the author of Wine Sense, a book that teaches how to appreciate wine.


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**Special Giveaway** Steve will give away an ebook copy of FALSE TRUST to one lucky reader who comments on his Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog. Happy Reading!


Thanks, Steve, for sharing your book with us!

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9 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Financial #Thriller: FALSE TRUST, Blake Willis Thriller Series Book 1 by Steve Shipley”

  1. Good morning, Steve, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love thrillers. Add in all of the elements of your story, kidnapping, a handful of friends and foes, and foreign powers, you’ve caught me. Can’t wait to read your book. Thanks for sharing it with us today!

  2. Very interesting! Curious about his missing wife and why is she missing? Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks Karen. This is another new author to me.

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