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Scott Blade is an American #1 Amazon bestselling and Internationally bestselling author of mystery and thriller novels.

Influenced by the likes of Lee Child and Vince Flynn, Blade is best known for writing the critically acclaimed Jack Widow Series.

Born into abject poverty in rural Mississippi, Blade turned to his imagination as a form of escape, writing his first ever novel at the age of eleven.

Years later, he went on to complete three university degrees before teaching International Law at Tulane University, New Orleans for nearly a decade.

Blade made his debut as a novelist in 2016 with Gone Forever, the first of the Jack Widow thrillers, which went on to become number 1 on Amazon Charts, eclipsing the likes of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, and Make Me (Jack Reacher #20) by Lee Child.

A self-proclaimed “Nomadvelist”, Blade continues to travel the world as he writes more mystery and thriller tales.

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Genres: Mystery, Thriller

United States


Non Series

  • The Secret of Lions (2013)

Jack Widow

  1. Gone Forever (2016)
  2. Winter Territory (2016)
  3. A Reason to Kill (2016)
  4. Without Measure (2017)
  5. Once Quiet (2017)
  6. Name Not Given (2017)
  7. The Midnight Caller (2017)
  8. Fire Watch (2018)
  9. The Last Rainmaker (2018)
  10. The Devil's Stop (2018)
  11. Black Daylight (2018)
  12. The Standoff (2019)
  13. Foreign and Domestic (2019)
  14. Patriot Lies (2020)
  15. The Double Man (2020)
  16. Nothing Left (2021)
  17. The Protector (2021)
  18. The Kill Promise (2022)

S.Lasher & Associates

  1. The StoneCutter (2013)
S.Lasher & Associates

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Secret of Lions

During their reign over Europe, Nazis banish books and paintings. Famous paintings are burned in public, lost in mountainous torrents of fire. One painting survives the flames. One painting holds a fatal secret.

Barbara Howard is an art student. She studies in London. She is obsessed about discovering the unknown identity of the artist who painted the mysterious painting called THE SECRET OF LIONS. Barbara is determined to do what scholars failed to do—uncover the truth. She investigates and discovers Evan, a secretive groundskeeper, working behind the scenes on a chilly London campus. 

Embarking on a passionate affair with Evan, Barbara learns the secret behind the painting. She learns who Evan really is. She learns a secret that she may never escape. What happens next is a secret that will change the world forever.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1481876773
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Jack Widow

Gone Forever

The Navy SEALs trained him.

A secret unit of the NCIS recruited him.

Enemies fear him.

Pulled off an undercover assignment, Widow returns home to a small town in Mississippi--a place he tried to forget.

Taken to be a worthless drifter by the locals, Widow uses his skills to uncover the truth about his mother's last investigation. What was she looking for?

What he discovers is a mystery of missing girls and townspeople harboring a deadly secret--a secret they'll die to protect.

Good thing that Jack Widow will kill to find out what.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1955924016
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Winter Territory

A terrifying bioweapon…A hidden terrorist…Only Jack Widow can stop them.

Deep inside Wyoming, in the dead of winter, CIA Agent Alex Shepard is desperate. A few days ago, he sent an undercover agent to the Red Rain Indian Reservation to investigate an unthinkable terrorist plot.

However, when his man skipped his daily check-in, Shepard feared the worst.

A violent snowstorm fast approaches, leaving Shepard’s secret mission in peril. There is no time left, and lives are on the line.

Enter drifter Jack Widow—Shepard’s one hope to recover his agent and stop a deadly domestic terrorist plot.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1955924030
Publisher: Black Lion Media
A Reason to Kill

A missing young girl. A horrifying conspiracy. Jack Widow will kill to save her.

Under a sweltering Texas landscape, Jack Widow waits at a dust-covered bus station, when he meets Claire Hood, a grandmother, clearly in distress. Claire is on a solo mission to rescue her abducted granddaughter.

Minutes after meeting her, the unthinkable happens. Claire drops dead—natural causes. Right there in front of Widow.

Widow isn’t the type of guy to let wrongs go. He picks up her bus ticket and takes her place on a quest that will give him a reason to kill.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1955924054
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Without Measure

Shots fired at a remote Marine base. The shooter killed himself. The Military Police’s #1 suspect? An outsider named Jack Widow.

Hitchhiking all night without sleep, Jack Widow stops in a diner in a California mountain town with only two industries left: a small arms manufacturer and a forgotten Marine base.

Wanting to drink coffee in peace, Widow can’t ignore his cop senses warning him about a man seated at another booth. The man is Arabic, Islamic, and a decorated Marine, which is unusual in a small town. But there’s something else. Something off. Something troubling.

Later, that same Marine walks onto the base, shoots five innocent people, and then himself.

The Military Police want to know why? They want someone to blame. All that’s left is Jack Widow.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1955924078
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Once Quiet

A secluded Montana ranch... A family under siege... A seductive wife... And Jack Widow.

Widow enjoys a quiet life out there on the road, traveling across the map. A lifestyle like his costs money. An unexplained low bank balance forces Widow to take temporary work on a dying cattle ranch in northern Montana.

Widow takes work on the Sossaman family cattle ranch, taking orders from a beautiful wife. Quickly, Widow grows attached to her and her two sons, but his feelings for her may be more than a simple infatuation.

Widow notes two strange things going on around the ranch. The first: the husband lies silent in an inexplicable decades-long coma. The second: there’s someone out there watching the ranch from the woods. Someone with sinister intentions. Someone with a murderous agenda.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1955924092
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Name Not Given

A brutal murder... A brutal serial killer... A brutal hero... Jack Widow.

On a stormy beach, not a care in the world, Widow stumbles upon a washed-up pair of Army dog tags—left abandoned. However, that’s not all. Someone filed the name off—a dishonorable act. Widow wants to know why.

At the nearest Army base, Widow turns the tags over to the MPs. But they’ve got a surprise for him—the FBI and they’ve got questions. It turns out that a serial killer is on the loose. He targets female soldiers who’ve gone AWOL. Now, Widow is their number one suspect.

Jack Widow hunts a ruthless killer who targets military servicewomen and takes dog tags as keepsakes in book 6 of Scott Blade’s bestselling series.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1955924115
Publisher: Black Lion Media
The Midnight Caller

A midnight phone call. A beautiful spy. A nuclear threat and Jack Widow.

Jack Widow is in New York City for his birthday. He’s living the good life without a care in the world. Not until his hotel phone rings at midnight.

A woman with a seductive Russian accent speaks, making a desperate plea for her life. She needs help. She claims she’s being held captive by a group of dangerous men. And they’re going to kill her.

Without warning, the phone goes dead. Who is she? Is her claim real?

Widow must find out. No choice. He’s not the type of guy to do nothing. The truth will drag him headfirst into a horrifying plot ripped right out of an international nightmare.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1955924139
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Fire Watch

She’s on the run. He’s passing through. When the Cartels send kill squads after her, only Jack Widow can protect her.

Molly DeGorne is a woman on the run, wanted for murdering her abusive husband. She’s accused of setting him and their Seattle home on fire. Scared, alone, and with no one to trust, she runs to the only place she thinks is safe, her summer post as a fire lookout. Only it may not be as safe as she suspects.

The only hope that she’s got is a drifter she just met—Jack Widow.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1955924153
Publisher: Black Lion Media
The Last Rainmaker

One shot. One kill. A deadly sniper targets the only man to escape him—Jack Widow.

A sniper is out there, murdering the best shooters in the world until he’s all that’s left. Widow is the only man to survive an encounter with the suspect.

This sniper is a whisper, a phantom, a ghost, known as the Rainmaker. His shooting falls somewhere between the best there ever was and godlike.

As the Rainmaker murders the world’s top shooters in cold blood, one by one, only Widow can track and stop him.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1955924177
Publisher: Black Lion Media
The Devil's Stop

Not even the devil can stop Widow from doing what's right.

In the remote town of Hellbent, New Hampshire, a woman, eight months pregnant, steps off a train. She is alone, and desperate to find her missing husband—a nuclear missiler. He’s gone missing. No one knows where he is. The Pentagon won’t acknowledge that he even exists. She believes time is running out, and she fears the worst. Her only hope is a drifter she just met, named Jack Widow. Together, maybe they can find her husband.

What they don’t know is that he might already be dead. A gang of Army-rejects has been hunting for him. And they may have already found him. The gang’s leader is so evil; he might be in league with the devil.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2018
ISBN: ‎978-1955924191
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Black Daylight

A heinous crime. One witness—Jack Widow. One suspect—Jack Widow.

A snowy night. A lonely country road. The Black Hills of South Dakota. Widow takes a wrong turn and witnesses the aftermath of a heinous crime. The only trace he sees of the criminals is a pair of taillights.

A simple crime turns Widow into a local sheriff’s one and only suspect, but nothing is as it seems.

Trying to prove his innocence, Widow’s need to right wrongs dredges up a hidden network of pure evil.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1955924313
Publisher: Black Lion Media
The Standoff

A police raid gone horribly wrong. A band of deadly cult-terrorists on the run. A family held hostage. One man no one counted on to be there—Jack Widow.

When an ATF raid on a cult compound goes horribly wrong, the cult leader and his band of deadly terrorists escape.

On the run and desperate, they need a place to hide. A remote family farm makes for the perfect place. But there’s one big problem. The family that lives there has a guest—a drifter they picked up by the name of Jack Widow.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1955924214
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Foreign and Domestic

What does the Secret Service want with Jack Widow?

A mistaken arrest puts Widow into the Miami criminal system. A mysterious phone call from the US Secret Service and Widow is on his way to D.C. to face a covert emergency.

The emergency: someone kidnapped the Secret Service Director’s daughter.

Their demands: 1: Tell no one. 2: Assassinate the President.

Widow races against time to save an innocent girl and keep the President alive from enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1955924238
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Patriot Lies

A dark lie. A darker truth. They killed a homeless veteran. They tried to cover it up. Jack Widow won’t let that stand.

Widow passes through DC. Hanging out, reading the morning paper. He learns about a homeless vet found burned alive on a park bench. The Vet has no known family. No one’s expected to attend his wake. Widow must go.

He meets a lawyer who claims there’s a sizable inheritance at the service: a stock portfolio worth fifty million dollars.

What’s a homeless vet doing with that amount of secret money?

Widow follows a trail of murder and treason that leads him to a terrifying conspiracy.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1955924252
Publisher: Black Lion Media
The Double Man

A face he recognizes. Is it a wanted murderer? Or is Jack Widow seeing double?

Tired of people, Jack Widow takes a break. He camps out in the Alaskan wilderness on Kodiak Island, relying on nothing but his survival skills. It’s everything he wanted: quiet terrain, plenty of fishing, sleeping out under the stars, and no people. It seemed like the perfect vacation until Widow meets a man with a familiar face.

He recognizes a total stranger, but from where? The stranger goes by one name but has the face of another.

In this riveting new tale, Jack Widow investigates a man who is either a cursed lookalike or a deadly criminal.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1955924276
Publisher: Black Lion Media
Nothing Left

Two murdered cops. A lone policewoman. One suspect—Jack Widow.

A cool night, in the middle-of-nowhere, in a vast county in New Mexico, a lone patrolwoman comes across a pair of dead cops sitting in their cruiser. And who does she find standing over their corpses? A giant, lone drifter with one stark trait; he is menacing, like a nightmare. His name? Jack Widow.

To find the real killer, she'll have to partner with Widow. What seems like an ambush, and execution, might be something conspiratorial and far more sinister.

In this enthralling new thriller, Jack Widow teams up with a woman from his past to investigate a double murder, but things aren't what they seem.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1955924399
Publisher: Black Lion Media
The Protector

They want her dead.

But there’s a problem.

Jack Widow stands in the way.

Widow walks the side of the road at night when a pair of headlights is headed his way. It’s the first car in hours. With a thumb out, he hopes to get a ride. But when the car drives erratically at high speeds, Widow dodges, nearly being rammed to death. The driver barrels the car into a tree. It turns out the driver had a heart attack. 

Waiting for help to arrive, the driver enlists Widow’s help. The driver is a US Marshal. He was on his way to stop an attack on one of his witnesses. She’s been in the witness relocation program, hiding, living a new life. Now, they know who she is. They want her dead. Her only hope is her new protector—Widow.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1955924405
Publisher: Black Lion Media
The Kill Promise

Promises are meant to be kept...

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2022
Ebook: B09NV4WC98
Publisher: Black Lion Media

S.Lasher & Associates

The StoneCutter

Shane Lasher is a criminal attorney with a grave secret. He is a serial killer that only kills bad guys—his own clients. Shane has spent his life hunting one very bad killer called the StoneCutter. The StoneCutter buries his victims alive and leaves them for dead. One year ago, he was captured and charged with murder. Shane defended him and got him acquitted. Then he killed the StoneCutter. Or so he thought, because his murders have started over again. Now, Shane must find this cold, sadistic killer before it’s too late.

Author: Scott Blade
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1481876445
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform