J. B. Manas is an award-winning American author of suspense thrillers, often blending elements of sci-fi, mystery, espionage, and the supernatural. His spy thriller The Mirror Man, which Kirkus Reviews called “A stylish and engaging crime tale” won the BestThrillers.com award for Best Sci-Fi Thriller of 2022. His debut novel with Edward Miller, The Kronos Interference, received a starred review in Kirkus, which named the book to their Best of 2012, calling it “impressively original” and “[a] tour de force.” Miller and Manas recently collaborated again on the sci-fi thriller, The One.”
Manas is also Editor-in-Chief for Good Alien, an IP development firm, collaborating with legendary artists and creators from the world of comics…
(co-authored with Edward Miller)
BE CAREFUL WHO YOU FOLLOW
After the loss of his wife and daughter to a madman’s violent act, Navy Chaplain Luke Remington encounters a crisis of faith, reinventing himself as an elite sniper in the Navy SEALs.
When his team’s first mission—a top-secret assignment to thwart a terrorist attack at a major UN summit—is disrupted by an all-powerful figure claiming to be Jesus, it seems Luke got more than he bargained for. Especially after people start disappearing.
But it isn’t until a peculiar nine-year-old girl steps forward to defy the false messiah and motions to Luke to come find her, that he begins a mind-blowing and dangerous adventure that will challenge his sense of trust and determine the fate of the planet.
The Mirror Man:
HE COULD SEE EVERYONE’S PAST BUT HIS OWN
Julian Black avoids people. Tormented by the ability to experience their most intimate, painful memories with a single touch, he reluctantly begins using his skill to assist tenacious Philadelphia police detective Lela Mars. But his life is soon upended when he’s captured by an equally gifted man claiming to be from his past—a suave master thief who can make people forget.
Now this mysterious stranger is ordering Julian to obtain a vital government secret that could shift the balance of world power. With Lela Mars as his only ally, Julian faces an impossible choice: Comply or pit his wits against the world’s most secretive and deadly crime organization.
The Mirror Man is a stylish, twisty thriller that recalls the danger, charm, and wit of Hitchcock classics such as North by Northwest and To Catch a Thief, and the high-octane adventure of the James Bond novels and films.
WITHIN ONE MAN’S PAST LIES THE WHOLE WORLD’S FUTURE
A lone British World War II pilot crash lands in a present-day Pennsylvania town with no memory of who he is or the world-changing secret he possesses. When he’s rescued by rookie female cop Marti Coldwater, the two find themselves relentlessly pursued by government agents and a mysterious Nordic assassin.
On the run with a stranger who’s displaying increasingly shocking abilities and may be friend or foe, Marti is thrown into a world of highly classified government programs and astonishing alien secrets, including one that now threatens humanity itself.
The Kronos Interference
(co-authored with Edward Miller)
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE THE WORLD?
When physicist Jacob Newman is pulled from his family, his job, and his whole life to investigate a strange vessel discovered at the bottom of the South Pacific, he finds evidence of time travel, along with implications that a judgment day against mankind is imminent. But it isn’t until he cracks the time travel technology and uncovers a startling link to his own family history that he undertakes a dangerous mission back to 1924 to kill Adolf Hitler and undo a horrific episode of Earth’s violent past. The results are catastrophic, and soon he discovers much darker forces working against him—forces he must overcome if he hopes to save humanity and see his family again.