How far would you go to fight an engineered virus with the potential to kill millions?
New to the bestselling Sabel Security series? Start here, the book that brings together athlete Pia Sabel, legendary veteran Jacob Stearne, and unemployed god Mercury.
Pia tries to fund a school deep in Borneo’s jungles, but stumbles into a clinical death camp where one of her closest friends contracts the disease. Jacob has just reached a comfort level in his life with a new house, a puppy, and a possibly serious girlfriend. But then the unstable voice in his head returns, complicating his mental health as much as his mission.
With a mole in their ranks, Jacob and Pia face the highest stakes of their lives. Racing from Malaysia to America to China, their attempt to unravel the mystery is thwarted when someone kills off all their prime suspects leaving them to wonder who masterminded the horrific plan?
Praise for Seeley James
A fine thriller with intriguing locations, intricate plot twists and a complex heroine. – Kirkus Reviews
I loved the character of Pia Sabel – there’s a girl Charlie Fox would team up with any day! -- Zoe Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox novels
Seeley James has created a protagonist that is strong and yet conflicted. -- PJReviewofBooks.com
I fell in love with the characters and can’t get enough of them … I felt every ounce of rage and desperation. -- CarolAnn Review
An excellent fast moving action thriller -- Eric Crown, Founder of F500 company, Insight Enterprises
Once I started reading, it was hard to put down. Can't wait for the next adventure! -- Robert Manning, Amazon
"PTSD sufferer Jacob Stearne and his mythical Roman god Mercury take the reader on a fierce, unforgettable adventure." --Bill K. Yucatan Review
Interview with Seeley James from DigiWriting.com
DW: Do readers really compare Pia and Jacob to other literary heroes and heroines?
SJ: I’ve heard Pia Sabel compared to Jack Reacher many times because she’s a straight-forward, no-nonsense heroine who beats the crap out of people. Recently, I’ve heard Jacob Stearne in the same breath as Stephanie Plum because of his whacky lifestyle and romantic problems. It’s appropriate because he’s our comic-relief character.
DW: What is your favorite book of all time? How has it influenced you and your writing?
I don’t have just one. One Shot by Lee Child, because it has such an intricate set of clues, ranks right up there with First Drop by Zoe Sharp, because she nailed the teenagers with incredible insight and humor.
DW: Did you always want to be a writer or did you fall into the profession?
I was nineteen and single when I adopted a three-year-old girl and raised her (More about that on my site, http://seeleyjames.com/about/ ). Kids need a lot of money and attention, so I worked in the upwardly mobile tech industry. Later in life, my career afforded me the ability to take a huge risk.
DW: Which authors have had a profound impact on your writing?
SJ: Gillian Flynn because she thinks way outside the Agatha Christie formula. Janet Evanovich because her books are just plain fun. J. D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) has some phenomenal writing techniques. Daniel Silva, Harlan Coben, Russell Blake, John Sandford, James Rollins, A. G. Riddle, Lance Charnes, the list just goes on and on…
About the Author
His writing career ranges from humble beginnings with short stories in The Battered Suitcase, to being awarded a Medallion from the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Seeley is best known for his Sabel Security series of thrillers featuring athlete and heiress Pia Sabel and her bodyguard, the mentally unstable veteran Jacob Stearne. One of them kicks ass and the other talks to the wrong god.
His love of creativity began at an early age, growing up at Frank Lloyd Wright's School of Architecture in Arizona and Wisconsin. He carried his imagination first into a successful career in sales and marketing, and then to his real love: fiction.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pia and Jacob discover a clinical death trap and have to travel to many countries to solve this case. They also have a mole in their company causing them more problems. Exciting story.
another great book in the series. If I could afford it, I'd buy more books. I enjoy the action, and human interaction of the characters (flaws & all)
What a ride ! This is virtually non stop action from start to finish. Another great Sabel Security story with Pia doing her thing as always. These are great fun to read, if you're not reading them you are really missing out !
We are proud to announce that ELEMENT 42 by Seeley James is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!