New in 2014:

The Pastor Luke/​Amy Hunter novels


Available in e-book from HarperCollins’ Witness/​Impulse imprint

Luke Bowers, head pastor at Tidewater Methodist Church, is in the good and evil business.
So, too – in a very different way – is Amy Hunter, lead homicide investigator for Maryland's Chesapeake Bay community of Tidewater County.

In THE PSALMIST, Bowers and Hunter find themselves working together after a dead woman is discovered in Bowers' church on a winter morning, with a message in her hand referencing the book of Psalms.

In THE REMBRANDT STORM, the seemingly accidental death of a summer tourist has unexpected repercussions when she's linked to one of the most famous stolen (and still missing) paintings in history – Rembrandt’s 1633 The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, the artist's only seascape.

THE PSALMIST publishes July 22, 2014; THE REMBRANDT STORM on October 21, 2014.

'Everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.'
- Charles Dudley Warner (a quote often attributed to Warner's friend Mark Twain)

Don't just talk about the weather

As the Space Race once inspired us, taming the weather should be the next great national goal

From The Baltimore Sun Op-Ed pages, April 8, 2013 Read the story here.

Andrew Burstein, professor of history at LSU and author of LINCOLN DREAMT HE DIED, reviews THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT in The Advocate (Baton Rouge).
Click here to read the review.

'VIRAL is a world-class thriller. It doesn't get any more real than this. Lilliefors has created one of the most compelling novels of international espionage I've come across in a long time.' - Vince Flynn, New York Times No. 1 bestselling author

'With THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT, Lilliefors has kicked it up several notches and created one of the best thrillers in years. Michael Crichton would be proud of how deftly he mixes science with suspense.' - Ray Palen, Bookreporter

'Impressively intricate plot and non-stop action. Fans of intelligently written page-turners will be rewarded.' - Publishers Weekly, on VIRAL

'Solidly plotted and featuring a unique pair of protagonists - you don't often find a pair of brothers as action heroes - VIRAL is sure to appeal to fans of thrillers with Big Ideas and capital-V villains.' - Booklist

"The outbreak of a mysterious disease in the Third World is the first assault in a deviously stealthy international plot. (VIRAL) maintains suspense with vivid, direct prose and a skillfully developed plot." - Kirkus Reviews

VIRAL tops Kindle list for Political Novels, Spy Stories and Medical Thrillers

VIRAL reached No. 1 on Amazon's Kindle list on May 25, 2013 in the categories of Political Novel, Spy Stories and Medical Thriller and overall No. 76.

From Amazon:
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Publisher: Soho Crime (April 10, 2012)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76 Paid in Kindle Store
#1 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Political
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Now available ...


What if the weather became a new form of warfare?

In hardcover, e-book and audio-book from Random House Inc., Soho Press or Amazon.

THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT is the second book in the Mallory brothers series.

And the first book in the series:


Two brothers uncover a plot to manipulate world demographics through genetically engineered biological agents in this fact-based, fast-paced espionage thriller. Introducing private intelligence contractor and former CIA field agent Charles Mallory and his brother Jon, an investigative journalist. "It doesn't get any more real than this." - Vince Flynn
Named a Top Pick selection by RT Book Reviews, nominated for a 2012 Reviewers' Choice Crime Fiction Award, named a Top 10 book of 2012 by L. Dean Murphy of and Phil Jason of Florida Weekly.
Now available in paperback.

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom." - Proverbs 4:7

"Intervention in atmospheric and climatic matters will unfold on a scale difficult to imagine at present. Such actions would be more directly and truly worldwide than recent, or presumably future, wars ... All this will merge each nation's affairs with those of every other, more thoroughly than the threat of a nuclear or any other war would have done." - Mathematician John von Neumann, Can We Survive Technology? 1955

"We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope." - Romans 5:3

"Current technologies that will mature over the next 30 years will offer anyone who has the necessary resources the ability to modify weather patterns and their corresponding effects ... The technology is there, waiting for us to pull it all together." - Owning the Weather in 2025, a report produced for the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff in 1995

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