Biography

Mark de Castrique

Mark de Castrique grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina where he sets his Barry Clayton mystery series. Mark is a veteran of the television and film production industry, and he serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mark and his wife, Linda, live in Charlotte. THE 13th TARGET is his first stand-alone thriller.

Mark de Castrique

Books by Mark de Castrique

by Mark de Castrique - Fiction, Mystery

After the deadly challenges of his last job for a security firm Prime Protection, Rusty Mullins swore he'd stop risking his life on assignments. Then his good friend Ted Lewison, head of Prime Protection, asks him back for a routine mission guarding Chinese scientist Dr. Lisa Li and her seven-year-old nephew, Peter, and Mullins agrees. The conference on Artificial Intelligence bringing Dr. Li to Washington, DC, is barely underway when a team of assassins storms the room. The carnage is great, but Mullins saves Dr. Li and Peter while the attackers kill the two other AI experts, along with Lewison. His widow begs Mullins to uncover the power behind the group claiming credit for the assassinations.

by Mark de Castrique - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In an age of Wall Street meltdowns and downgrading of the U.S. credit rating, the secretive Federal Reserve is compromised. Rusty Mullins and Amanda Church don’t know whom to trust. Evidence points to an external terrorist attack, but the web of deceit appears woven from within, a web that threatens to destroy the heart of America’s financial system. Twelve targets are known. The clock is ticking. What, or who, is the 13th?