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The Double Cross (A Travelers Prequel)

In 1989, where it all began…. A con artist betrayed by his partners. A plot for revenge. Can he and his new partner outwit his old crew… and escape with the cash and their lives?

Paul Kendal, 26 years old, is a con artist in a robbery crew. When he has all the information necessary to disarm their targets’ alarm systems and empty their safes, his partners go to work. Originally, it seemed like a sweet plan, but as he begins to have doubts, his partners double-cross him. Now he wants payback. For that he needs a new partner.

Carol, 17 years old, uses her movie-star good looks to entice victims for her boyfriend to mug. But when her boyfriend lands in jail, Paul makes her an offer she can’t refuse…

The Double Cross is a novella-length dark crime thriller that tells the story of how the Travelers met. If you like fast moving action, unpredictable plot twists, and criminal chicanery, you’ll love this prequel to Michael P. King’s Travelers series.

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The Traveling Man (The Travelers Book 1)

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“Husband and wife con artists must get back on their feet after a scheme goes spectacularly wrong in the criminally good debut by King…. Surrounding them is a cast of superbly sketched characters whose competing motives constantly trip up their plans…. With a story every bit as intricate and entertaining as the personalities who fill it, King’s uncommonly solid debut is a must-read.” —Kirkus Reviews

A con artist couple. A botched scheme. Their latest double-cross could cost them their marriage… and their lives…

Even in the company of backstabbing crooks, Tom and Patty Brown can always count on each other. The husband and wife duo have built a life for themselves conning criminals and getting away scot-free. When their latest scheme to sell contaminated land to a gangster goes south, Patty worries that Tom might be losing his nerve…

After Tom senses a double-cross, he suppresses the urge to run. After all, he’d rather stand with his wife than leave himself open to the impressive list of enemies they’ve collected over the years…

As Tom and Patty fight to keep one step ahead of the jilted gangster, they narrow down their lists of suspects. By hook or by crook, they’ll make sure whoever ratted them out never crosses them again…

The Traveling Man is the first book in a series of suspenseful crime thrillers. If you like edge-of-your-seat action, shady criminal worlds, and nail-biting plot twists, then you’ll love Michael King’s dizzying whodunnit.

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The Computer Heist (The Travelers Book 2)

Computer-Heist-no-review-Amazon“King’s (The Traveling Man, 2015) latest thriller picks up the trail of his married con artists as they descend on a software company. . . . After surviving their previous con in Seanboro, this ruthless, manipulative couple once again hopes to fleece a deserving mark. . . . Personal lives, however, tend to skew even the best-laid scams. . . . King returns in fine form with his devious creations in tow. . . . The violence here, though brief, is unexpected . . . the repercussions electrify the narrative. . . . King strikes another vein of modern noir gold. . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

“Five-plus stars to The Computer Heist. It’s a worthy addition to this excellent series of offbeat mysteries, spun by the talented mind of this prolific author. Can’t wait for Joe and Tess’ next adventure.”—Publishers Daily Reviews

Theft. Deception. Murder. The Travelers, husband and wife con artists going by the names Joe and Tess Campbell, agree to wreck a computer server and steal a newly developed data-mining program. A simple, lucrative job. Or it would have been if their employer has told them half the truth. Instead, they discover that they’ve been thrown into a poorly-planned, amateur scam that turns into a maze of duplicity and betrayal. Nothing is as it seems, and the Travelers must scramble if they are to stay ahead of both the criminals and the police. The Computer Heist is a fast-paced crime thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end.

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The Blackmail Photos (The Travelers Book 3)

The-Blackmail-Photos-Amazon“In this third installment of his Travelers series, King’s (The Computer Heist, 2016, etc.) con-artist couple target a would-be politician. . . . As usual, King’s dialogue and secondary characters make for rich, pulpy reading; . . . he masterfully crafts the deadly tangle of interpersonal alliances and their fallout. . . . A tightly executed thriller, and the high point of a great series.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The best couple of con artists in contemporary fiction are back. . .”—Publisher Daily Reviews

Blackmail. Deceit. Revenge. The Travelers, going by the names George and Roslyn Harrison, entrap a congressional candidate with photos of his extramarital affair. But just as George is hatching a ploy to increase their ill-gotten gains, the candidate’s wife uncovers the plot. With their scheme careening sideways and the sheriff closing in, Roslyn receives news that drastically alters the scope of their plan. Is this a golden opportunity or a horrible misstep?

The Blackmail Photos is a noir crime thriller that will keep you turning pages until the very end. If you like fast-paced action, surprising plot twists, and criminal shenanigans, then you’ll love the third installment of Michael P. King’s Travelers series.

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The Freeport Robbery (The Travelers Book 4)

“King’s (The Blackmail Photos, 2016, etc.) fourth outing with the Travelers, a husband-and-wife con artist team, sees them chasing stolen artwork. . . . In this latest go-round . . . readers should already be accustomed to author King’s casual excellence, particularly when it comes to character development. . . . King delivers a solidly written, self-contained thriller that also sets the stage for his cons’ return. Another exceptional account of heart-of-gold con artistry.”—Kirkus Reviews.

Treachery. Conspiracy. Murder. The Travelers, using the names Ron and Nicole Carter, break into a freeport vault to recover a stolen jewelry casket for return to a museum. Easy money. But after they’re ambushed during the break-in, they must recover the casket if they’re going to stay out of prison. And now a vicious gang is hot on their trail . . .

The Freeport Robbery is a noir crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you like nonstop action, exciting plot twists, and criminal machinations, you’ll love the fourth installment of Michael P. King’s Travelers series.

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