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Edward Hancock II

Thrills, Chills and Spiritual Ordeals!​


Paperback: 242 pages *NEW COVER AS OF 


Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing 

Platform; 2 edition (April 1, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1545147612

ISBN-13: 978-1545147610

An armed-and armored-terrorist breaks into the Longview Police department, shooting anything in 

his path before detonating the explosives hiding beneath his body armor. As retired police 

detective Alex Mendez waits for news of his injured cop wife's condition, the whole of East Texas 

begins to dig out from the carnage visited upon it. While Alex sits with Lisa, the television screams 

with reports of similar attacks in small towns all across the country. They've struck again. And just 

as it had on September 11th, 2001, the game has dramatically changed. As the local law

enforcement adapts to being overwhelmed for such carnage, Alex is forced to wrestle with demons 

both personal and professional. When terrorists connected to the cell group responsible for the 

Texas attacks kidnap a severely injured Lisa Mendez, the stakes are raised for Alex yet again as he 

weighs the hazards and benefits of coming out of retirement or sitting on the sidelines, leaving his 

family's fate in the hands of strangers. Terrorists have invaded his country. They've destroyed his 

town. Now they've raided his home. They've drawn the line in the sand. Badge or no badge, Alex 

Mendez is just the man to take the fight right back to them.

Mourning Reign was chosen "Book of The Day" From on June 27, 2015. Pretty 

awesome that it's still getting recognized all these years later!

Click below to hear the interview I did with the Christian Authors Show!

Paperback: 180 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent 

Publishing Platform (April 14, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1545196621

ISBN-13: 978-1545196625

Alex Mendez had knelt over countless dead bodies in his career. Young, 

old, male, female, short, fat, black, white, brown, red and yellow. Alex had 

seen it all... or so he thought. Kneeling over the body of Andrew Kramer --

father, husband, racist -- Alex discovered a reluctance he'd never 

experienced. As he stared into the lifeless eyes of a man who'd just as 

soon have seen Alex swinging from a tree, Alex found himself in the midst 

of a heated internal battle like nothing he'd ever known. A dead man 

deserved justice. A dead racist had received his.

As the mystery surrounding Kramer's untimely demise unravels, Alex finds

himself deeper and deeper in a web of misery, deceit and destruction. It is 

up to him to balance the scales of justice before he, too, falls victim to the 

very darkness that got Andrew Kramer killed.​

**ORIGINALLY Published in February, 2014, Heart Beatings is, 

CHRONOLOGICALLY, placed before Connection Terminated** 2017 marked the 

first time it was available in PAPERBACK, having previously been published in 

Kindle only, by Buoy Up Press.​

                      Connection Terminated​

Paperback: 244 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing 

Platform (November 2, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 149361844X

ISBN-13: 978-1493618446

Alex Mendez was hoping his tenure as Acting Captain of Longview 

Police Department's Homicide Division would be uneventful. As he 

kneels over a dead body, holding the ominous calling card of a serial killer with a twisted mission,

any hope of a quiet reign falls by the wayside. While Alex struggles to adjust to an office he did 

not want, a separate battle rages. A killer is on the loose. A community is looking for a hero. With

everything he's ever believed being put to the test, Alex must battle an enemy he doesn't expect if 

he has any hope of defeating the devilry invading his town.

*Though it is chronologically in between Mourning Reign and Connection Terminated, Heart Beatings 

came out AFTER the nomination for the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading contest. I was 

honored to be nominated, thrilled to win and I look forward to being interviewed on the Authors Show 

to speak at length about Heart Beatings.

Target: Mendez 

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent 

Publishing Platform (July 21, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1500462837

ISBN-13: 978-1500462833

Twelve years ago, Alex Mendez was a fresh-faced uniformed police officer, unsure of himself or the

profession he had chosen. When a drunk driver kills a family on its way home from vacation, Alex was 

forced to grow up quickly, witnessing unrepentant evil the likes of which he'd never seen. Derrick 

Calloway was a shiftless drunk. No job, no ambition. Only a devoted wife and loving child to inspire

him to get clean. Covered in the stench of alcohol, blood and saliva, Derrick Calloway is cuffed and

forced into the back of a police car. Meanwhile, across town, fate deals Calloway a gut-wrenching

blow. One that causes him to swear revenge on everyone responsible for his incarceration. Having 

served his time, Calloway is now out. And, as the saying goes, revenge is a dish best served cold.

Paperback: 344 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace 

Independent Publishing 

Platform (December 5, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 151967922X

ISBN-13: 978-1519679222

SPLINTERED SOULS: Tina Miles is a young girl starting a new chapter in 

her life. When she encounters Devin Snow, everything changes. Deep down, 

she believes there is more to Devin than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Det. 

Lisa Warner is convinced there is more to Tina's story. People are dying. No 

one has answers. What mysterious force binds these Splintered Souls

BREATH OF GOD: After a horrible accident leaves him partially paralyzed, it 

takes the enigmatic power of heaven to bring Lieutenant Alex Mendez back 

from the dead, unlocking a secret as old as time that may have been hidden

inside his four-year-old daughter. To make matters worse, Detective Lisa 

Mendez, Alex's wife, confronts her own demons, all the while chasing the

most unlikely of suspects in connection with multiple homicides. Is it possible 

a seventeen-year-old boy with Spina Bifida is singlehandedly responsible for 

the worst crime spree to ever hit the small east Texas community? Lisa 

Mendez believes it is possible, though a thousand questions remain. As with 

Alex, the answers to Lisa's questions lay buried deep within the innocent 

soul of her daughter. While Alex searches himself for strength to battle 

physical and emotional uncertainties, Lisa must search inside herself, taking 

charge of courage and faith she never dreamed existed.

Paperback: 76 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent 

Publishing Platform (July 26, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1548990752

ISBN-13: 978-1548990756​

Sixteen-year-old Robert Rand decides he's had enough of what he feels like is an unfair life. Feeling

unappreciated by demanding parents, overwrought with the responsibilities of school and home, young Robert 

decides it is time to change. Frustrated, he resigns himself to a plan that will challenge the young man?s 

perspective, test his resolve and change not only his life but the lives of many others. The road to Sutter's Cave 

is filled with both fear and determination. It is filled with uncertainty and the companionship of his best friend,

Chris. As Robert finds out, the journey home from Sutter's Cave is just the beginning of the mystery destined to 

follow him for the rest of his life.

Paperback: 64 pages

Publisher: Independently published (October 21, 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1686446608

ISBN-13: 978-1686446603

In 1938, Adolf Hitler cemented his dream of unifying all German-speaking people by 

annexing Austria and demanding the liberation of German people in the Sudetenland 

region of Czechoslovakia. In March of the following year, German forces marched into territory previously

protected from German advances by the ineffective Treaty of Munich. Six months later, Hitler would further 

thumb his nose at the world by invading Poland. By 1941, Germany, Italy and Japan had signed the Tripartite 

Pact, aligning their forces, if not their ultimate goals.And then it happened...Sunday, December 7, 1941 -- The 

date that will live in infamy -- brought America into a Eurasian war. In 1944, a young boy from Gilmer, Texas

turned 18 years old. Within months, Ed Hancock would become Private Edward Hancock. By war?s end, he 

would rise to the rank of Technical Sergeant and earn two Bronze Battle Stars. The Greatest Generation fought 

Naziism, Fascism and tyrannical Imperialism in a war that would take the lives of millions, including over 400,000 

members of the American Military. We may never truly know what he -- and many others -- saw as war raged all 

around them. But, for one man at least, we have a few letters home.