Category Archives: My Books

Just Released My Latest Thriller, An Absence of Justice.

I just released my latest novel, An Absence of Justice, in September 2015.

With first-rate writing, credible dialogue, and a riveting plot, it makes an exceptional read for any fan of suspense. Throw in a couple unforgettable characters, several bombshells, and plenty of heart-pounding action and you have one of the year’s best thrillers.

Critics say:

“A complex, international thriller … that will hold the reader’s attention from the first page to the last … [It is] too good to put down and will leave you on the edge of your seat … With any luck, Cyr has already started working on a sequel.” (San Francisco Book Review).

“Highly Recommended … A highly satisfying novel you soon won’t forget … When you turn the last page you’ll be begging Cyr to focus an entire series around the truly memorable protagonist.” (BestThrillers.com).

“Thriller-aficionados will unite in praise for An Absence of Justice … A compelling, satisfying thrill ride [that] has it all; suspense, intrigue, surprises, and depth of plot.” (Portland Book Review).

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Synopsis: As one of the world’s leading authorities on technology, Malcolm Fitzpatrick uses his expertise to identify a unique brand of criminal: the privileged killer. These über-successful men sacrifice innocent lives in their pursuit of wealth, power, and greatness. Alarmed by their growing presence in Europe and the courts’ unwillingness to hold them accountable, Malcolm decides to intervene personally.

In Paris, meanwhile, investigative journalist Camille Chevalier has written an incendiary story detailing despicable acts committed by three prominent Parisians. Before it goes to press, however, her editor leaks the story to one of the perpetrators, placing her life in imminent danger. To survive, Camille goes underground where she encounters an unlikely benefactor, Malcolm.

Together they devise a plan to ensure the men identified in her story never harm anyone again. The ensuing cat-and-mouse chase crisscrosses Europe through Monte Carlo, Cannes, Geneva, and, finally, Paris, where an explosive, nail-biting finale occurs.

It is available in paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble online. It is also available in a variety of e-reader formats (see links below). I encourage you to pick up a copy today. And don’t forget to recommend it to a friend and post a review on your favorite book review website.

For a paperback, click here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1516853458

For the Nook version, click here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-absence-of-justice-roderick-cyr/1122628847?ean=2940152339154

For the Kindle version, click here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015EHPTS6

New novel a powerful story of relationship redemption.

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My just released novel, An Unexpected Outcome, is the riveting love story of Colby and Haley Carlisle. The novel takes readers on a journey of commitment, broken vows, second chances, and relationship redemption.

Critics call it:
“A gripping, tragic portrait … with complex, sympathetic main characters.” (Kirkus Reviews).
“Suspenseful…A story with many twists.” (San Francisco Book Review).

The novel captures several remarkable characters readers will never forget and contains a number of intense, adrenaline-inducing scenes that will keep you enthralled.

When Colby and Haley marry they agree to prioritize family first and value each other above all else: work, wealth, friends, and hobbies. Then Colby receives an unsolicited proposal that promises to gratify all his secret desires. But it comes at a cost and sets in motion a sequence of unexpected events that jeopardizes Haley’s life and threatens their marriage. As the couple struggles through the chaos they must decide whether to rebuild their marriage and give each other a second chance. What results is a heart-pounding outcome neither imagined and neither will ever forget.

Plenty of action exists to keep the pages turning and a number of plot twists and turns will surprise readers, lead them on an emotional roller coaster, and appeal to fans of romance and action genres.

New novel is a thrilling, emotional, white-knuckle story that captivates readers

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The recently released novel, An Accidental Abduction, is the story of Katy Byrd, a young woman who enjoys her small town life in Lakesburg, MN but yearns to make a difference. When she decides to join her church on a mission trip to Morocco, Katy hopes God uses the experience to transform her ordinary life. But when local terrorists kidnap her, life turns upside-down for Katy and thrusts her into a harrowing scenario that’s far from routine. Now she must confront circumstances far more challenging and severe than anything she faced back home. Worse, her survival appears to rest entirely on the intervention of a man she barely knows – the man assigned to guard her and prevent her escape.

The plot examines Katy’s battle with despair as she struggles to understand why God allowed the abduction to happen and how the traumatic experience transforms her and those around her. It has adrenaline-inducing scenes while touching the heart and soul. A great read for the summer with an inspiring, encouraging message.

The novel is available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in paperback, and electronically on Kindle. To order, click the links below – and remember to recommend it to your friends as well.

http://www.Amazon.com/dp/B00LI30DEQ

http://www.Amazon.com/dp/149962879x

 

What Jesus taught about following Him as a disciple.

In my book, Difficult Is the Path: Why Life as a Disciple of Christ Is Not for the Fainthearted, we examine Scripture and identify examples Jesus provided, parables He shared, and lessons He taught about the challenge of living as His disciple. We focus particular attention on verses the American church has ignored historically or dismissed as irrelevant.  During His sermon on the mount Jesus specifically said that the path that leads to eternal life would be challenging, yet often we want to create an alternate path that arrives at the same location but follows a more leisurely and comfortable route. My book explores the dangers with pursuing that approach.9781462726233_COVER.indd

Of course, just because the path is difficult doesn’t mean it is not worth taking. This study lays the foundation for the reader to deepen his relationship with the Lord and increase his faith, and in the process enjoy a far more satisfying, purposeful, and rewarding life. Though Jesus left no ambiguity over the fact that following Him would be challenging, He also makes clear that doing so would lead to indescribable peace, joy, and hope.