Books by Bernard Lee DeLeo

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Born and raised in Warren, Ohio, I write adventure fiction and have Twenty-five of my novels offered for Amazon Kindle. I have four continuing series offerings - Hard Case 1 - 5, Cold Blooded 1-3, Rick Cantelli, P.I. 1 - 3, and the New Adult paranormal series Demon 1 - 3, all with RJ Parker Publishing Inc, the latest was released on February 14, 2015, Hard Case Book V: Blood and Fear. I served aboard the USS Ranger (CVA61) from 1969 until November of 1972. I earned an AA degree in Auto Technology from Chabot College in Hayward, CA, and a BA degree in English from Cal State Hayward. My hobbies are basketball, backpacking, and scuba diving. My favorite dive spot is Point Lobos near Pacific Grove, CA.

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Hard Case V: Blood and Fear (John Harding Series Book 5)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
A Bulgarian arms dealer known as ‘The Ghost’ moves into Harding’s turf with sights on controlling the ports. Supplying terrorist cells with electromagnet pulse weapons capable of blacking out major cities, ‘The Ghost’ puts a bounty on Harding’s West Coast Avengers. Flooding the area with Boko Haram Nigerian gangsters, and...
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Hard Case I (John Harding Series Book 1)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
"Jack Reacher fans, say hello to John Harding, in a series you won't put down: He grew up mean, running away from his alcoholic father at the age of 14. With a little help in the form of a new identity, the runaway becomes John Harding. While in special ops overseas, he's recruited by CIA agent Denny Strobert, who sees something besides...
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Hard Case II: The Lure of Hell (John Harding Series Book 2)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
John Harding launches Harding's West Coast Murderer's Row into Mexico after the Zeta cartel, a Las Vegas sanction fight, and on the trail of three psychopathic serial killers. To achieve these objectives, Harding's CIA boss, Denny Strobert, introduces two new cold blooded killers to John Harding's Oakland crew, Clint Dostiene and Lynn...
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Hard Case III: Voyage of the Damned (John Harding Series Book 3)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
John Harding's Murderer's Row uncovers a name while on a standard protection gig. Soon, they're plunging into a South American jungle stronghold on a snatch and grab rescue. Under Lynn Montoya's knife, they learn the kingpin financier's identity spreading chaos around the world. Harding and his crew race from one locale to the next...
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Hard Case IV: A Violent Life (John Harding Series Book 4)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
A Violent Life blends horror, humor, terror, and cage fighting as John Harding's crew of killers battle against a deadly bio weapon attack. They know thousands of lives hang in the balance, and they have no qualms about doing anything it takes to stop it. The approaching holidays find John Harding's West Coast Murderers' Row crew...
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 3: Sins and Sanctions (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
"Bernard Lee DeLeo's COLD BLOODED series owns the cutting edge of modern crime fiction. Action, suspense, humor, it's all there! Block out some time, because once you start one of these masterfully written adventures, you won't want to stop. I had to tear myself away to get some sleep!" Andrew Peterson, bestselling author of the Nathan...
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Cold Blooded Assassin (Nick McCarty Assassin Series Book 1)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
"Bernard Lee DeLeo's COLD BLOODED series owns the cutting edge of modern crime fiction. Action, suspense, humor, it's all there! Block out some time, because once you start one of these masterfully written adventures, you won't want to stop. I had to tear myself away to get some sleep!" Andrew Peterson, bestselling author of the Nathan...
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 2: Killer Moves (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Nick McCarty comes out of retirement at the urging of his partner, Gus Nason. After a difficult hit overseas, his stepdaughter Jean asks Nick to intercede in a teacher's problematic family troubles. In no time at all, the bodies are piling up, and the tendrils threatening both Nick's family, along with his bestselling author status...
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Peace - A Navy SEALS Novel (DeLeo's Action Thriller Singles Book 3)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Brutally tempered during his imprisonment in Iraq, Peace (Pauley) becomes a deadly sentinel against America's enemies. Dan and Pauley walk to school together, beginning a lifetime friendship. Dan embraces honor and courage, while Pauley endures his school years in fear. They go their separate ways after high school, until fate reunites...
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Sotello: Govenor Candidate, Private Detective, ex-FBI, ex-Secret Service (DeLeo's Action Thriller Singles Book 1)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Jim Sotello, runs a detective agency out of Oakland, California with the help of his college age daughter and son. In the space of a few weeks time, the world he took for granted turns upside down. From an unexpectedly dangerous caseload, threatening his own family's very existence, Sotello weaves his way into a run for the Governor's...
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American Mutant (DeLeo's Action Thriller Singles Book 2)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Thomas Connor, through horrendous tragedy, hones his body and mind to accomplish the incredible. American Mutant follows the course of Connor's journey to attain a violent and unrelenting brand of justice. On the way, he assembles a cast of characters, who join him on his quest to reshape a treacherous world into his vision of the...
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Demon I (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 1)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Five high school seniors were going to the 'haunted house' when their car wouldn't start. Mike Rawlins who is a sophomore and works at his dad's auto shop stopped by and got the car going for them. They convince Mike to go with them to the haunted house and he does, but not before stopping and getting holy water at the church and buying...
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STORM
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
The FBI blackmailed Storm Crandall; but only after Storm hacked their database. At sixteen, she’s under cover at a high school, looking for clues involving five missing girls. Besides computer skills, Storm has game in the magic department. A sect of the Temple of Set soon finds out power comes in many guises. With two FBI agents...
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Rick Cantelli, PI: Into the Darkness (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives Book 3)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Read for FREE using your Kindle Unlimited Membership. Rick and Lo take on an overseas consulting job at the embassy in Sana’a, Yemen to pay off favors owed the Company. It turns into a nightmare, when someone higher up tries to Benghazi them. They make a statement instead involving a body count no one expected. Back home in the...
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. Deadly Liaisons (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives Book 2)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Read for FREE using your Kindle Unlimited Membership. Rick Cantelli, ex-SEAL and his former CIA Counterpart, Lo Madigan are back and operating their Private Investigation business. Love rocks Rick's world. He starts his seventh decade out on a sour note. The infamous Cantelli Land of darkness and shadows engulfs everyone in this...
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American Survival (DeLeo's Action Thriller Singles Book 5)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
American Survival follows a family fighting in the last stages of a guerrilla war, against a group of countries using infiltration across our borders, of soldiers and bio-weapons. After high tech transfers to Red China, and the breakdown of our border security result in four long years of war. The pace quickens as the family encounters...
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Casserine: US Marines in Outer space (DeLeo's Action Thriller Singles Book 4)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
A nearly superhuman Marine finds love in a most unusual way. When duty rips him from her, he uses any means necessary to stand at her side again. Chosen to lead the most powerful space force ever assembled, because of a fluke mixing of DNA with an Alien monster, Jake Matthews spares no entity standing in the way of his mission. He vows...
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Demon III: At War (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 3)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Demon, Mike, and their Demon Inc crew take the dimensional war to the Haunts. Demon and Mike communicate directly with hilarious results, but the darkness within Mike grows after another Haunt wound and holy water healing. Facing Haunt attacks, sexual awakenings, and teenage drama, the kids turn to their sarcastic paranormal pup Demon...
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Demon II: Inc (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 2)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Demon, Mike, and the gang fight on against the dreaded Haunts. The teen wild bunch band form Demon Inc to pay for the paranormal battles thrust on them. With the SyFy Channel writing checks for exclusives, they go after lost kids and the dreaded Haunts. Scarred by the Haunts and healed with holy water, Mike faces a growing darkness...
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LANCELOT
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Lancelot entombs his King after the final battle at Camlann. He returns Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake, Vivian, his mentor and lover. Given a mission to live on until Arthur returns in the future, Lancelot battles his way through the centuries in many guises. Finally drawn together with a familiar cast, Lancelot faces the dawning of a...
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ARCHANGEL
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
When the Lord looks down one day upon the earth and decides he’s had enough of turning the other cheek to his prodigal son, Lucifer, he sends the Archangel Raphael to put Lucifer in his place. After Raphael gets his butt kicked and held for extortion, what does the Lord do then? He plays hardball. From the darkest realm of reality...
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Hard Case (3 in 1 Boxed Set): Boxed Set Books 1,2 & 3 (John Harding Book 6)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
3 Bestsellers in 1 book. "The John Harding Series" Harding is a mountain of a man, 6'5 250 lbs, Marine, CIA Operative, Cage-fighter, owner of a Security Protection Agency. Cage-fighting is just a front for his CIA wet work. Action-packed scenes with a high body count. "John Harding takes no prisoners. He's a cage fighter who plays by...
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Cold Mountain: CIA Assassin (DeLeo's Action Thriller Singles Book 6)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Reg Price $5.99 - On Sale April 20 for a limited time for just $2.99. Or, read for FREE with KU -------- They needed a monster to get a little girl back. They imprisoned him for the way he did it. Now they need the monster again to do what he does best. FBI Special Agent Diane Reskova waited with her team for a tracker to arrive on...
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. (Book 1) (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Read for FREE using your Kindle Unlimited Membership. Ex Navy SEAL Rick Cantelli and CIA Counterintelligence Agent Lois Madigan form Madigan & Cantelli Security and Investigations. After twenty successful years, Rick's old high school girlfriend shows up to turn their world upside down. Suddenly, they're back killing bad guys, facing...
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Hard Case VI: The Killer Inside (John Harding Series Book 6)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
John Harding and his Monster Squad, after a bloody interlude defending their newly formed Oaktown Cartel, get word of a kidnapped Navy Seal. The violent kidnapping intervention leads to at sea combat preventing the nuclear devastation of the Northwestern seaboard, complete with helicopter kill missions against Isis compounds. Already...
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Demon IV: Darkness Rules (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 4)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
A break in the Haunt incursions worries the Demon Inc crew. Since invading the Haunt dimension, no sign of the dreaded monsters shows up on their early warning system. Demon also discovers Mike’s been hiding new powers from a Haunt wound suffered during their invasion of the Haunt dimension. Mike gained strength, and mind control to...
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 4: Bloody Shadows (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Writer/Assassin Nick McCarty faces off with traitorous blackmailers, terrorist sympathizers, the Seattle ‘Ripper’, and powerful entities hell bent on either recruiting the most cold blooded killer in the land, or killing him and his family. They find out in terrifying terms when you go after the Terminator, you had better get him...
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The Protectors: Vigilante Justice (Vigilante Cops Book 1)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Connor Bradwick and Ellie James enforce the law in one of the perennially most dangerous cities in the country: Oakland, CA. Bradwick snaps when he and James bust in on a kidnapping ring, enslaving children for pornography. He brutally executes the three kidnappers, stunning James. He sets up the scene to pass for self-defense with Ellie...
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The Protectors: Halloween Rave (Short-story sequel) FREE (Vigilante Cops Book 2)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo, RJ Parker
Short-story sequel to THE PROTECTORS Oakland Police Officers Connor Bradwick and Ellie James take Doc Julie Morrison undercover with them at a Halloween Rave, trying to stop the dealer distributing the flesh eating heroin substitute: Krokodil. The trio bust bad guys on the way, as the three costumed crime busters hit the rave trail with...
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LAYLA
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Cole Warren finds a paranormal answer for his problems at ABC Auto Repair - a Djinn named Layla. Cole embarks on an adventure where he and the beautiful Djinn gather a new crew for Cole's ABC Repair Shop: a Werewolf, Wraith, Witch, and of course, Layla. Together, they face down all manner of mythical monsters, while practicing ABC's main...
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 5: Nightmare in Red (Nick McCarty Assassin Series)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Nick deals with released serial killer Gerald Kensky while engaging once again in Kader family problems, complicated by a contract with billionaire Algerian oil magnate Omar Fontaine. CIA Director Paul Gilbrech sends his recruited Terminator to foil Isis plots targeting Middle America and Boston Harbor. Forced by circumstances at home...
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Rick Cantelli, P.I. Shades of Death (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives Book 4)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Read for FREE using your Kindle Unlimited Membership. In Shades of Death, Rick and Lo try to protect a reality TV star better known for her selfie pictures on Twitter than her acting ability. She’s run afoul of a world class financier disrupting economies in countries, ordering deaths, and owning politicians everywhere. He thinks...
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Hard Case VII - Red Waves (John Harding Series Book 7)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
John Harding’s Monster Squad join in a bloody violent strike against Isis and their enablers with help from Nick McCarty’s Unholy Trio. CIA Director Paul Gilbrech and Assistant Director Denny Strobert decide to unleash their killers to make a bloody statement, after word reaches Strobert about an Isis plot to assault the largest...
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Blood Lust: A Dhampir Action Thriller
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Half human, half vampire, Jedidiah Israel Blake comes of age with his sire’s lust for blood. Wielding incredible power, Jed grows up next door with his childhood partner, Erin Constanza, sharing Jed’s monstrous secret of what his Mom thinks of as raising the ‘Dark Superman’. Jed and Erin, now a policewoman with the Sacramento...
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 6: Red Horizon (Nick McCarty Assassin)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
American warriors, Nick McCarty and John Harding, lead their crews in a take no prisoners, all-out land, sea, and air war in defense of the nation. Saudi Arabia, enablers of Islamic terrorism since birthing Osama bin Laden and sixteen of the nineteen hijackers on 9/11, emerge from the shadows. With the Kingdom’s Wahhabi cult of...
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Rick Cantelli, PI: Blood Ties (Rick Cantelli, P.I. Detectives Book 5)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Rick killed the Yemen Ambassador’s son in Sana’a, Yemen during an attack on the American Embassy. Aga Saleh wants revenge. Sending Isis/Muslim Brotherhood hit squads against Rick and Lois triggers the ex-CIA assassin team’s survival protocol: torture and kill until the threat ends. Black Lives Matters thugs get caught in the...
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Demon V: Dark Illusion (Mike Rawlins and Demon the Dog Book 5)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Demon V: Dark Illusion blends a new power into the mix for Mike, caused by yet another Haunt wound suffered in the final battle with the Haunts. The Demon Inc crew learn in nightmarish and humorous terms about the new power, as Mike demonstrates his ability to alter the perception of reality. As Demon jokingly cautions Mike to rein in...
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Hard Case VIII: Kingdom of Hell (John Harding Series Book 8)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
2 Books in 1 with 930 pages... BONUS BOOK INCLUDED - "Cold Blooded Assassin" The Monster Squad bring in Nick McCarty’s Unholy Trio once again with Cleaner Cala to stop the Muslim Brotherhood and Isis plans for armed training compounds on American soil, funded by billionaire foreign sources. In the mix, Black Lives Matter thugs...
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Cold Blooded Assassin Book 7: Hell on Earth (Nick McCarty Assassin)
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Hell on Earth rejoins Nick McCarty’s crew and John Harding’s Monster Squad, ripping through terrorists; Black Lives Matter anarchist thugs, treasonous Washington DC politicos, and their billionaire enablers. The Saudi Arabia Al-Kazar family’s new leader, Kalil, wants them dead at all cost. Kalil Al-Kazar targets killers without...
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Novella Double Feature
by Bernard Lee DeLeo
Two new action books under one cover: Demon Book 6: Dark Future Demon, getting cabin fever from inaction, begins lashing out in humorous ways. His paranormal brother Mongo, comes to the rescue, with a new illusion provided by Mike: Baby Groot. Mike referees the usual paranormal battles while coping with new threats from a...
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