High-concept thrillers

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Kaetlyn O'Sullivan, an out-spoken, rebellious girl, who is seen as a social reject and considered  dysfunctional, is sent to a psychologist to address her behavioural issues. As her therapy progresses, Kaetlyn confides to her therapist that she has been plagued by a dream for many years. They delve into it and as the "dream" unravels, both Kaetlyn and her psychologist, Serena, soon realize this haunting is actually a past-life experience. At the same time, the Irish Navy has just excavated an anomaly, something not of this world, from a cliffside off the coast of Ireland, not far from where Kaetlyn lives. As Kaetlyn and Serena continue to dig up details of her experience, it becomes clear that her past-life and the object now being secreted away by the Navy, are somehow connected. Kaetlyn is cast into the role of helping the military gain access to the anomaly, and reveal the secrets it contains. Global political intrigue escalates as word gets out, and power-hungry sharks, who want to capitalize on the technology the anomaly will offer, start to circle the waters. Kaetlyn soon realizes that the very fate of the world is in her hands. 

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Dystopian and Sci-Fi Thrillers

Woman EX

Tanner McNeal and his crew of intrepid space-pioneers have just arrived back from their 16-year long Jupiter mission, only to find that Earth is not the same anymore. In fact, it's a different place, a world where women rule and men are nearly an extinct species. 


"...a novel you won’t want to put down." 

"A thriller that will shake your world!" 

"Laplaine has taken the possible and made it quite probable." 

"An utterly captivating and quickly-paced thriller..."

"This felt like fact and fiction rolled into one terrific read." 

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Earth Escape

NASA, the European Space Agency and several other nations combine forces to launch a team to Earth II, an exoplanet where mankind has a chance to start over. Jim Tale and his crew soon find out that they are not alone and what he discovers will change the course of human history forever. 


“It is a wonderful piece of speculative fiction, clearly inspired by the grand masters of the genre, Asimov, Clarke and Heinlein..." 

"…this is dystopian sci-f at its best. Highly recommended.”  

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Twilight Visitor

Mateus Cordozo, a bio-engineer, is vacationing in his home town of Afife, Portugal, when war breaks out between China and Iran. He's desperately trying to escape reality in an attempt to reconcile his own midlife crisis, when a strange woman appears on the lonely stretch of beach and informs him that he can stop the imminent global disaster that will result from this war in the next few days. Twilight Visitor is a brutal geopolitical thriller filled with action, philosophical insights, war, political intrigue and a dash of something else to taunt the reader's imagination.

"The story races along with pace of a Tom Clancy thriller..." 

- Book-Reviewer.com 

​“… a high concept thriller that is comparable with the best of Dan Brown or Jack Higgins.” 

- Novelist - David Luddington

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Outside the Box Thrillers

Deception People

 Troy Evans has been having out-of-body (OOB) experiences since he was a child, when a near-death incident nearly ended his life. Now, living a relatively normal existence as a graphic designer, he has another OOB, but this time he mistakenly stumbles upon a secret meeting where he overhears high-level US government officials and their corporate beneficiaries discussing the details of an attack, one that will make 9/11 look like a walk in the park. Troy tries to expose the plot to federal authorities, but bad goes to worst when the perpetrators use their powers to get him labeled mentally delusional and lock him away in a psychiatric ward to shut him up. With only days before the attack, Troy is desperate for an ear, someone who will believe him. He finally convinces his psychiatrist that he is not dysfunctional and that his OOB experiences are real. In a desperate race against time, she helps him escape, and the two become fugitives on the run as the full power of US surveillance system and its law enforcement agencies are put into action to prevent them from exposing the plot and the imminent global catastrophe it will cause. 

"Riveting from beginning to end, make sure you set aside a weekend once you start reading.”  Eric Richard Dallaire, author 

"The Deception People is a well written novel that is nerve-wrackingly real, and suspenseful."

"An Intelligent and Thoughtful Roller Coaster Ride with a Rare Twist..."

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The Buffalo Kid

John Ross, a 71 year-old homeless man, is walking the streets as a cold blustery wind shakes him and an empty stomach growls back. He asks a man for money, who promptly hands him $50 and walks away. Shocked by the stranger's generosity, the Kid follows him and soon finds himself caught in the web of a bizarre test of humanity and a thrill-ride that will force him to face his own demons. 


“The Buffalo Kid,” is tremendous.” “It was impossible to stop reading once I picked it up…” "You'll want to reread this one after finishing it. Yes, it is that good."

"I simply couldn’t put it down."

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Dead but not Gone

In 1962, the iconic Hollywood blonde, Marilyn Monroe suddenly and mysteriously dies. Authorities call it an "overdose" but many don't buy it. Fifty years later, when a bizarre solar storm passes over her grave in Los Angeles, her crypt rattles and shakes until she once again emerges, just as whole and beautiful as the day she passed. Marilyn soon discovers she's been given a second chance at life, and she sets out on a mission to tell the world the truth about what really happened to her.

"With just the perfect amount of technical and scientific information you dive into a compelling story of what ifs.Funny, with drama and a touch of a love story this book had it all." 
"Finally, a book that gives a different look at Marilyn, and a happy ending that she rightly deserves!!!!!!"

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Crime/Detective Thrillers

Intrusion: A Keeno Crime Thriller

The first in this Canadian crime-fighter series, we follow Keeno McCole, who, at the age of 4 was forced to stab a man to save his mother from a brutal murder. Keeno makes it his mission in life to stop criminals dead, and with his team of anti-terrorism fighters within the Canadian RCMP, they take on the big fish in the sea when a virus shows up in Toronto and starts killing off thousands. 

 "Intrusion is a novel in the mold of James Bond ... it's an alternative to Cussler..." 

"Author, Real Laplaine, without being apologetic tells a suspenseful tale with dialog as raw and true as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police characters, who attempt to thwart a plot of international proportion."  

- Nancy Lee Canfield, Author of A Rose for My Mother 

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Quantum Assault: A Keeno Crime Thriller

In this 2nd novel, Keeno McCole is contacted by an old Indian friend living up in the wilds of Ontario. He's just found a young girl running through the woods. Keeno and Jake, his partner in crime, soon discover they are facing an international sex-trafficking ring, but as the investigation heats up, it gets worse, a lot worse and the chase takes them across the planet to find and stop a pandemic from killing off millions of women. 

"Been a fan now for some time of Mr Laplaines books, this one comes as no surprise regarding a complex plot, characters you would like to be yourself and bad guys that are just that...bad!"

"Loved it. This book was very hard to put down. Full of action and suspense - awesome. Looking forward to the next one. enjoy all of this authors books - he is an awesome writer!!"

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The One: A Keeno Crime Thriller

When the body of the niece of the Canadian Prime Minister shows up in the Soo Locks, Keeno and his team are called in to investigate what appears to be a possible threat to the PM himself. They soon discover they are up against a sociopathic cult leader who is determined to leave his mark on the world, no matter the cost, nor the amount of dead bodies. In this 3rd novel of the series, Keeno McCole will be challenged in ways he never thought possible. 

 "If you are familiar with and enjoyed Louise Penny's Three Pines mysteries, you'll love The One." 

- Russell Warnberg, author of 2064
"There is no doubt that Réal Laplaine can create a nail-biting mystery." 

- Red City Review 

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Other books

Finding Agnetha

In the 1970's, a Swedish pop-band named ABBA, swept across the world and changed the culture of music.  Decades later, Morrie Norris, a twelve-year old boy, discovers the iconic band and decides to follow in their footsteps, but first, he needs to get them out of retirement. Morrie devises a plan, runs away from his troubled home in America and makes his way to Sweden in search of Agnetha, the blond singer from the band. In this hearfelt and inspiring story, Morrie faces impossible odds, cynics and naysayers, but he refuses to give up on his dream to see the band perform for the whole world.

"An absolute must for any ABBA fan, as beguiling as it is well-written, involving one fan's dogged determination to bring to fruition that which will never happen...An ABBA reunion." 

"...Finding Agnetha was a simple read that brought a smile to my face and put goosebumps on my arms."


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See Me Not

A literary fiction based on real facts. An eight-year old girl is sold to human traffickers. For four years she is forced into sexual slavery. One day, a young man discovers her plight and makes it his mission to free her. He soon discovers that corruption runs deep in the culture and that he must face the traffickers himself if he hopes to free the girl; a decision that is more dangerous than he ever imagined. 

"Written in elegant prose, it is not only about the ills of humanity, but also about hope and optimism...Overall, it is a good thriller..." 

- Alex Markman, Author

“The only book that gripped my attention in years,thank you for sharing.” 

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My name is Réal Laplaine. I pen high-concept thrillers. Some of my books are pure crime thrillers, some have an existential weave to them, while others have a thread of "science fiction", but as we all know, "sci-fi" is just a blueprint for tomorrow's reality.

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