Edward Hancock II

Thrills, Chills and Spiritual Ordeals!


Paperback: 242 pages *NEW COVER AS OF 2017!*

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 BookOfTheDay.org 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.

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