"Ten Seconds to Die is a pulsating political thriller. There is not a single moment in the book that allows your attention to waver. Marshall Mattingly has the reader's attention from the outset with a gripping plot full of pulse-pounding scenes and twists and turns that keep you guessing." Readers' Favorite 5 Star rating.
"The intense anger that had driven him now gave way to pure, cold hatred. He had changed and there would be no going back. His eyes became the icy stare of a predator. At this moment for the first time Deputy Bob Denton knew he was a killer." When a hiker turns up dead at the base of a cliff near Dahlonega, Georgia, Deputy Sheriff Bob Denton believes he has an accident on his hands—until the hiker's sister discovers a peculiar clue. Joined by Marlane Somer, a young journalist in search of a story, Denton investigates what becomes a string of unusual deaths, all apparently tied to a pharmaceutical plant in the North Georgia Mountains. Denton and Marlane realize they're onto something much bigger, darker and dangerous than a murder investigation. Bob is convinced the truth lies deep underground in an abandoned gold mine. He risks his life to uncover an operation that puts him on a collision course with a well-funded terrorist organization having Nazi connections. Arrested under trumped up charges, Denton becomes a fugitive, and Marlane is kidnapped. The reader is plunged into a fast-paced thriller featuring an international conspiracy whose tentacles reach into major U.S. cities, Germany, the Middle East, and Africa. Ten Seconds To Die is an enthralling page-turner, filled with unique and compelling characters, unexpected twists and turns and a jaw dropping revelation at the end.