Blade of Death

Thriller Short Story

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He'll strike when she least expects it. 

Alexa Kyndall, an FBI special agent, has seen too many vile and unrepentant people escape justice. After coming off a harrowing kidnapping case, she visits her hometown of Stewart’s Crossing while on a two-week vacation. 

Set in the wilderness of Alaska, "Blade of Death" will leave readers on edge and grasping for clues in this short story prequel to the Kyndall Family Thrillers. Join Alexa and her brothers as they track down a killer before an old friend becomes his next victim.

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"I was literally at the edge of my seat. The suspense level is amazing."

— My Life, One Story at a Time

Blade of Death

What Readers are Saying

"OMGOODNESS!! This book was a suspenseful thriller. I couldn't put it down!! I won't repeat the blurb. I will tell you that I recommend this book to lovers of suspense. My heart was racing like crazy while reading this book... who is the gruesome murderer and will he/she be caught before another murder is committed!? I can't wait to start reading the next book in this exciting series."
— Goodreads review on "Blade of Death"

"Truly loved this book! I loved the interaction between siblings how they all come to each others defense and all truly worked together to solve this mystery. Read it all in one sitting because it was just too good to put down."
— Goodreads Review on "Blade of Death"

"Blade of Death is so gripping that it needs to be read through in one sitting! McKenna Grey is offering us the prequel of THE DRAGON’S STAIRCASE, the first story in the Kyndall Family Thrillers series. If you’re looking for a short preview to keep you reading until the very last page, then “Blade of Death” will be a real treat! Beware, this new series is highly addictive! It’s suspenseful, mysterious, and riveting! You won’t want to miss it!"
— Nicole Laverdure

"Holy smokes! This is one suspenseful, anxiety-ridden, skin-crawling tale of murder, mystery, and psychological creepiness. Looking for a hard-to-figure-out mystery with a side order of nail biting? Then look no further!" 
— InD'tale Magazine on The Dragon's Staircase

“THE DRAGON’S STAIRCASE by McKenna Grey and Everly Archard is romantic suspense full of thrills and spine-tingling moments. The twist at the end is as unexpected as it is disconcerting . . . the story keeps you guessing at every turn. This is a great start to a series that promises to be full of wonderful surprises."
— Readers' Favorite

"The well-defined characters combined with the suspenseful storyline make this a must read, and one that I will be recommending to all of my bookworm friends. I’m amazed at how smooth these two authors have combined their talents into one fabulous story."
— Linda Thompson, Host of

“The suspense doesn’t let up and it’s a fight to the end. This is the beginning of a new series and you can tell they will all be suspenseful and have lots of fast action. This was a very good read.”
— Long & Short Reviews

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