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Publication Order of Lije Evans Mysteries Books

Farraday Road (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swope's Ridge (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of In the President's Service Books

A Date with Death (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Pool (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Brother (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Addiction (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Eyes (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Can Talk (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bottled Madness (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows in the Moonlight (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evilution (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uneasy Alliance (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 13th Floor (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Rose (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat's Eye (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Suit Case (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Set for Danger (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trojan Horse (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolf Pack (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black or White (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Darkness Before Dawn (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reich of Passage (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Star (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yellow Packard (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cutting Edge (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Color of Justice (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollywood Lost (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fruitcake Murders (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touchdown Tommy (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Imprint (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Service Tails (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Line of Fire (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Mandrell Family Album (With: ) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runaway Thanksgiving (With: ) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cathedrals: The Story of America's Best-Loved Gospel Quartet (With: ) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Geared-Up Faith for Classic Car Buffs (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stories Behind Books

Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind Country Music's All-Time Greatest 100 Songs (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind Great Traditions Abbey Press (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind Women of Extraordinary Faith (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind Men of Faith (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories Behind the Songs and Hymns about Heaven (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Holiday Adventure Books

Best Man for the Job (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Mission for Jenny (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The All American Hero (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of an Eagle (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twin Disasters (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kimis American Dream (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candys Frog Prince (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Learning Fields (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
End of the Rainbow (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Morning Song (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eddie Finds a Hero (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All in a Day's Work (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Ace Collins is best-selling American author popularly known for Lije Evans series and In the President’s Service. The Christy Award Winner describes himself as a natural born storyteller and has authored over eighty books published by twenty-five different publishers and have sold over 2.5 million copies. The author’s catalog includes children works, biographies, novels as well as books related to culture faith and history.

The author has also been featured as a speaker and has hosted a TV special. Collins is married to Kathy Collins who works at Ouachita Baptist University as the chair of the education department, and the two have two grown sons. A Date with Death A Date with Death is the first novel In the President Service series authored by the award winning American author Ace Collins. This book follows the epic adventures of Detective Helen Meeker who entitled to report to the president during the challenging times of the World War II.

She has less than a month to stop the execution of an innocent pastor who has confessed to being a Nazi spy. While the case has impactful consequences to unraveling a black operation ring operating on British and American soil, Helen manages to solve a hostage crisis on a bank robbery gone wrong, discovers an explosive casket and is introduced to a dead English hero who appears much alive.

The fate of two prominent leaders and that of an innocent girl depend upon Helen before Wilbur Shelleyer faces the death squad, and Roosevelt and Churchill meet for a private meeting in upstate New York. Set in the backdrop of the Second World War, A Date with Death combines mystery, adventure, romance and action in a intriguing tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you questioning, “Do I save the innocent man facing death squad or the leader of the free world?” which of these two lives is more important? Even though the answer to this dilemma is revealed at the end of this well-woven novel, the author’s adventure and action will continue fast paced throughout the entire series. The series debut novel touches on various interesting themes. For instance, we see a woman given a role that a man would only fit during the time in which it is set. Apart from being a beautiful escort to visitors from other nations, Helen also works as a detective saving peoples’ lives.

The main plot, the sub plots, and the characters are well detailed, and the author has set the tone of intrigue and suspense. The main character, Helen is a hot shot detective who always delivers and gets her job done. She gives an impression that, “if you men cannot handle this problem, it’ll be my pleasure to do it.” She is devoted to her nation and doesn’t allow anything to come in between herself and service to the nation. A good example is when two men fall for her, but instead of getting herself into romantic fracases she first ignores them for the sake of the national security. The writing and the descriptions made in this first series novel are fantastic, and in most cases, the descriptions are mostly humorous. If you fancy classic cars and trucks, you will appreciate the description made to each of the vehicle mentioned in the narrative.

Helen’s work with her FBI operative Henry Reese is quite professional, and at times, it is cleared that the two are old friends who enjoy working together and sharing ideas with each other and one would like to see some romance develop between the two agents. But a hint of jealousy is evident when the beautiful woman chooses to act as a hostess and a date, during the visit of British Corporal Nigel Andrews’ to the United States. The corporal did not seem like a man who was admired by his government- a man who should have been retired so that he returns to his home. He did not appear to have respect for the dead commanding officer, Reginald Fister.

Finding out that Fister had survived the German gunfire which he was subjected to while at the same time allowing his men to escape was a shocking change of events and furthermore Reggie goes ahead to convince Helen to Mary him. One of these two men is a traitor- and can Helen discern who the traitor is? Will she find out the truth so that she can free the pastor from the impending execution? In search of solutions, Helen finds herself racing against time through acutely distressing events in which her brilliant mind and courage will be tested.

The Dark Pool

This is the second book In the President’s Service written by Ace Collins. In this book, the main character, Helen finds herself racing against time to save both her partner and her beloved sister. To make things more complicated, the behind the scenes experiments pose a threat to the western civilization. From the White House in the United States to the secret laboratory of a fiendish scientist and the foreign war zones, a spreading evil closer overthrowing all that which is good and will Helen be able to stem the evil tide or will she be ultimately swept away in its shadowy undercurrent?

The second novel is tension filled, as Helen has two people whom she treasures the most and both of them need saving. Her personality is quite enjoyable as she fights her demons to maintain her composure to handle the problem without allowing her emotions or thought to control. Helen’s sister is taken hostage by two hire goons while on the other hand her partner is taken captive by an unknown assailant and no one knows his current location or the reason why he was abducted. The ending of this brilliant second installment will leave you with a cliff hanger and with the urge to read more and more which is offered in the third novel in the series. If you like espionage, world war narratives with witty detectives and some hints of romance, then In the President’s Service is the series for you.

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