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Dean Crawford is the author of books: Old Ironsides (Old Ironsides #1), The Nemesis Origin (Warner & Lopez #1), Altitude (Power Reads #1), Covenant (Ethan Warner #1), Eden, The Fusion Cage (Warner & Lopez #2), Immortal (Ethan Warner #2), The Extinction Code (Warner & Lopez #5), The Genesis Cypher (Warner & Lopez #6), The Identity Mine (Warner & Lopez #3)

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01
Centuries after three quarters of the human population on earth fell victim to a savage plague, a new enemy rises to threaten the existence of humanity. A population divided by those still fully human, those part machine and those who are both dead and alive at the same time, what it means to be truly human has already been long forgotten.

Enter one man who knows. Encased in cryo-stasis for three hundred years, his connection to the past could potentially save the human race from extinction once again, if he can stay alive long enough. Pursued by enemies on all sides, Nathan Ironside has one mission: to survive. Because if he doesn't nobody will...
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Ancient cultures on continents separated by thousands of miles simultaneously developed identical technologies thousands of years ago despite never having encountered each other. Their legends contain near-identical descriptions of fiery objects that arrived from the sky, of wise beings that brought them knowledge, and of a great flood that destroyed their cities long, long ago. Modern archaeology dismisses these legends as myths. Ethan Warner knows better.

Peru, 1571: On mountain high in the Andes in the last days of the Inca Empire, six children are ritually sacrificed to the Inca God Inti. Entombed in the icy wastes, they have lain awaiting discovery for centuries. They are remarkable for one reason: their skulls are elongated almost beyond recognition. In 1914, intrepid American explorer Hiram Bingham III discovers the lost Inca citadel of Macchu Picchu, and in doing so starts a race to discover one of the greatest secrets mankind has ever known…

Present day: Former US Marine and investigative journalist Ethan Warner has shunned civilization after five investigations with the Defense Intelligence Agency. Living alone in the wilderness, he is tracked down by Dr Lucy Morgan, a scientist who once found the seven thousand year-old remains of an extra-terrestrial species entombed deep in the deserts of Israel. She brings ominous news: there are more remains being found, and there are people willing to kill to obtain them.

Hurled into a global conspiracy that will take them from the deep waters of the East China Sea to the sweltering jungles of Cambodia, from the deserts of Egypt to the soaring heights of the Andes mountains, Ethan and Lucy must locate and excavate the remains of ancient people whose DNA carries both a message and a cure for a disease born of a species not of this Earth, and in doing so save the life of one young child and change the course of human history…

REVIEW

Praise for Dean Crawford:

"The fossilized remains of a 7,000-year-old creature dug from the sands of the Negev Desert in Israel become the bones of contention in Dean Crawford's fast-paced debut thriller... The book neatly threads together a wild variety of plotlines." - Wall Street Journal

“… cleverly introduced premise… assured pacing and plotting…” - Publishers Weekly

“The action is frenetic, in the vein of Matthew Reilly’s Scarecrow series. Crawford is an able storyteller who smoothly orchestrates the plot’s twists and turns… ” Kirkus Reviews

“… brilliant high-concept, high-octane thriller….” - The Guardian

"A fast-paced and entertaining yarn." - Melbourne Age

"Partly mythical read, part thriller this pacy tale is a page turner guaranteed to keep you up late." - The Sun

"Get the cameras rolling—Indiana Jones meets Alien. What a combination of mystery, suspense, and unspeakable horror. I loved it!" - R.L. Stine

“This is an amazingly good, intelligently told novel by an exciting new British author.” - Eurocrime

"Earth-shattering intrigue, hyperdrive action and a desperate race to save humanity, cranked up to the max with scarily realistic science and apocalyptic religion thrown in for good measure . . .
03
The plane can't land. It can't turn back. And the fuel's running out.

Reaching the end of a four hour flight, the crew of Phoenix Flight 375 find themselves facing an impossible dilemma: terrible weather, a natural disaster and a silent killer force them to decide not how to live, but how they might have to die. Half of the passengers want to survive. The others want a quick and painless end. They have one hour of fuel remaining, and then their choices will be over.

At thirty-seven thousand feet and five hundred miles per hour, you're not in control of anything. On this flight, neither are the pilots...
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IT’S THE BIGGEST DISCOVERY IN HISTORY . . . BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS MAN WAS NEVER MEANT TO KNOW.

When archaeologist Lucy Morgan uncovers a seven-thousand-year-old tomb holding remains alien to our world, she realizes she has stumbled upon something important—something with the potential to rewrite history. But before Lucy can retrieve the remains, she’s abducted.

A former war correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ethan Warner has seen much action in the line of fire. Now back home in Chicago, he’s hoping to finally pick up the pieces of his broken life and begin to lead a more normal existence. But when called upon by Lucy’s family to help find her, he knows he cannot let them down. Especially since he knows firsthand what it’s like to have a loved one go missing.

Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., detectives Nicola Lopez and Lucas Tyrell are called to an abandoned building to check out a possible homicide. What at first glance appears to be the bodies of overdose victims in a crack den is instead something more sinister. How is it possible that these emaciated, naked bodies—rotting in the sweltering heat of August—show signs of hypothermia?

Working independently, Ethan and the detectives each discover that a shadowy corporation may have something to do with Lucy’s disappearance and the mysterious bodies. And Ethan soon realizes that it’s not just Lucy’s life that’s at stake but the fate of the world, and he must risk everything to stop those willing to alter the course of history, before it’s too late.

In the tradition of books by Michael Crichton and James Rollins, Covenant combines science, suspense, and ingenious speculation to create an action-packed blockbuster not to be missed.
05
If the world fell apart overnight, what would you do to protect your family?

When a horrific natural disaster causes the collapse of civilisation and strands Cody Ryan deep inside the Arctic Circle, he is forced to embark upon an impossible journey. Thousands of miles from home in a brutal new world where only the strongest will survive, Cody and his companions must conquer seemingly insurmountable odds in a search for their loved ones, the limits of their own humanity and the rumoured last refuge of mankind… Eden.
06
Deep in the mountain wilderness of Missouri, a lone hiker in the forests witnesses a brilliant pulse of light that temporarily blinds her as she returns to her remote hometown of Clearwater. Upon recovering her vision the following morning, she is shocked to find that every single one of the town’s three hundred inhabitants have vanished. Worse, Clearwater looks as though nobody has set foot in it for more than half a century…

The Defense Intelligence Agency, struggling to root out the identities of the members of “Majestic Twelve”, a powerful cabal suspected of discreetly directing world affairs for profit, dispatches Ethan Warner and Nicola Lopez to Clearwater in an effort to discover what happened to the population and why the news media hasn’t covered the remarkable vanishing.

They find a town deserted for decades and yet evidence of recent habitation is concealed beneath the grime and filth of ages. Stumbling upon the lone survivor, suddenly they are plunged into a conspiracy that could change the world forever. From the forests of Missouri, to the scorching deserts of Saudi Arabia and the high-tech laboratories of a massive nuclear facility in France, they face a whirlwind of corporate espionage while being pursued by hitmen charged with ensuring nobody ever learns of mass disappearances that have occurred in remote towns around the world for decades…

The Fusion Cage is the second volume of the Warner & Lopez series from internationally best-selling author Dean Crawford.

REVIEW

Praise for Dean Crawford:

"The fossilized remains of a 7,000-year-old creature dug from the sands of the Negev Desert in Israel become the bones of contention in Dean Crawford's fast-paced debut thriller... The book neatly threads together a wild variety of plotlines." - Wall Street Journal

“… cleverly introduced premise… assured pacing and plotting…” - Publishers Weekly

“The action is frenetic, in the vein of Matthew Reilly’s Scarecrow series. Crawford is an able storyteller who smoothly orchestrates the plot’s twists and turns… ” Kirkus Reviews

“… brilliant high-concept, high-octane thriller….” - The Guardian

"A fast-paced and entertaining yarn." - Melbourne Age

"Partly mythical read, part thriller this pacy tale is a page turner guaranteed to keep you up late." - The Sun

"Get the cameras rolling—Indiana Jones meets Alien. What a combination of mystery, suspense, and unspeakable horror. I loved it!" - R.L. Stine

“This is an amazingly good, intelligently told novel by an exciting new British author.” - Eurocrime

"Earth-shattering intrigue, hyperdrive action and a desperate race to save humanity, cranked up to the max with scarily realistic science and apocalyptic religion thrown in for good measure . . . a major new talent has hit the mystery thriller scene!" - Scott Mariani

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dean Crawford began writing after his dream of becoming a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force was curtailed when he failed their stringent sight tests.
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In the spine-chilling tradition of Michael Crichton and James Rollins, the second Ethan Warner thriller is an action-packed blockbuster that combines science, suspense, and ingenious speculation.

WOULD YOU KILL TO LIVE FOREVER?

When the body of a gunshot victim rolls into the Santa Fe morgue, it should be a day like any other for medical investigator Lillian Cruz. Yet upon examination, the corpse appears to be over a hundred years old with smallpox scars, and an odd wound protrudes from the victim’s leg. Lodged in the femur, under decrepit scar tissue, is a bullet shaped like a musket ball. The bullet looks like it was fired during the Civil War and had remained in the victim’s leg ever since.

Rattled by the discovery, Cruz instructs her assistant to take specimens to the state authorities immediately and not to tell a soul about it. Minutes after the assistant leaves, the lights go dark in the morgue and Cruz is kidnapped.

The Defense Intelligence Agency calls in former war correspondent Ethan Warner and his partner, Nicola Lopez, to discreetly investigate the disappearance. And very quickly, a relatively simple case turns into something much more sinister. With each new lead they uncover, Warner and Lopez are inadvertently bringing a warped and dangerous individual closer to achieving a catastrophic goal: immortality. In the spine-chilling tradition of Michael Crichton and James Rollins, Immortal is an action-packed blockbuster that combines science, suspense, and ingenious speculation.
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Twenty years after renowned palaeontologist Doctor Aubrey Channing goes missing after making a spectacular discovery in the Badlands of Montana, Ethan Warner and Nicola Lopez of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s ARIES program are despatched to investigate bizarre links between the scientist’s disappearance and a legendary UFO encounter witnessed by hundreds in the Brazilian town of Varginha.

But they are not alone in their quest. Pursued by the cabal of Majestic Twelve, who have chosen to eliminate their foes once and for all, and with Aaron Mitchell’s shadowy assassin gunning for revenge against all who have crossed him, suddenly everybody is on the hunt for Channing.

As they close in on the mystery so Ethan and Nicola realize that the end has begun, for the Sixth Extinction is already upon us and only one man possesses the key to its cure. From the freezing glaciers of Norway’s Doomsday Vault to the remote jungles of Madagascar, the sweltering heat of Brazil’s rainforests and a mysterious island in the Atlantic Ocean, Ethan and Nicola must race against time to defeat not only their foes but their allies too. For in the race for survival, it’s every man for himself…
09
Police storm the headquarters of an apocalyptic cult in remote Utah, and in the carnage that follows a wounded police officer is led to safety through smoke and flames by a young girl. It is only when they emerge that the officer realises that the girl is completely blind......

Six months after the collapse of Majestic Twelve, The Defense Intelligence Agency is hunting for their lost billions while investigating the discovery of a mysterious Sumerian tablet that describes an alien encounter in ancient Egypt. Ethan Warner and Nicola Lopez are despatched to follow up the claims, and find themselves embroiled in a Russian conspiracy, Operation Orakul. Amid the horror of the Syrian Civil War, Russian investigators are abducting troubled young girls and using them as "Seers", intent on pursuing the same leads as the DIA. As the two missions hurtle toward each other, so Ethan and Nicola find a bizarre connection between ancient Egypt, the Delphi of Greece and the fabled Ark of the Covenant.

From the blistering deserts of Utah to the sacred halls of the Vatican, the ancient plateau of Giza to the war-torn wastelands of Syria, Ethan and Nicola must hurry to locate a tomb long-buried beneath the sands of Egypt and unlock the mystery that formed Majestic Twelve in the first place, and the Russians will stop at nothing to beat them to it...


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dean Crawford began writing after his dream of becoming a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force was curtailed when he failed their stringent sight tests. His Ethan Warner series of high-concept novels have regularly featured on the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list and have sold all over the world. A full-time author, he lives with his partner and daughter in Surrey.


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Fort Benning, Georgia: a Major General of the US Army opens fire on his own recruits, killing dozens before turning the gun on himself. USS Carl Vinson, Persian Gulf: a veteran fighter pilot opens fire on his own aircraft carrier before diving his F-18 Hornet into the deck.

Ethan Warner and Nicola Lopez of the Defense Intelligence Agency are called in to investigate the horrific events, and within hours uncover startling evidence that the veteran servicemen were not guilty of their crimes - for they were not in control of their own minds. Delving deeper, they discover evidence that both were victims of brain control so powerful they were driven to kill their comrades before taking their own lives to hide the evidence. The enemy has a new weapon: the ability to see our thoughts and dreams, and to control our minds from afar.

Ethan and Nicola are dispatched to track down the surgeons responsible for infiltrating human minds, and expose a horrendous new mission by militant terrorists hell-bent on bringing the United States to its knees. From Berlin to Basra, to the vicious killing fields of Somalia and the dangerous streets of the homicide capital of the world, Washington DC, Ethan and Nicola finds themselves on the trail of killers who have committed no crime and yet have the capacity to murder millions. Worse, nobody knows who will turn on their comrades next…


REVIEW

Praise for Dean Crawford:

"The fossilized remains of a 7,000-year-old creature dug from the sands of the Negev Desert in Israel become the bones of contention in Dean Crawford's fast-paced debut thriller... The book neatly threads together a wild variety of plotlines." - Wall Street Journal

“… cleverly introduced premise… assured pacing and plotting…” - Publishers Weekly

“The action is frenetic, in the vein of Matthew Reilly’s Scarecrow series. Crawford is an able storyteller who smoothly orchestrates the plot’s twists and turns… ” Kirkus Reviews

“… brilliant high-concept, high-octane thriller….” - The Guardian

"A fast-paced and entertaining yarn." - Melbourne Age

"Partly mythical read, part thriller this pacy tale is a page turner guaranteed to keep you up late." - The Sun

"Get the cameras rolling—Indiana Jones meets Alien. What a combination of mystery, suspense, and unspeakable horror. I loved it!" - R.L. Stine

“This is an amazingly good, intelligently told novel by an exciting new British author.” - Eurocrime

"Earth-shattering intrigue, hyperdrive action and a desperate race to save humanity, cranked up to the max with scarily realistic science and apocalyptic religion thrown in for good measure . . . a major new talent has hit the mystery thriller scene!" - Scott Mariani

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dean Crawford began writing after his dream of becoming a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force was curtailed when he failed their stringent sight tests. His Ethan Warner series of high-concept novels have regularly featured on the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list and have sold all over the world. A full-time author, he lives with his partner and daughter in Surrey.