Desire’s End

by Lee Matthew Goldberg

November 18-21


After fleeing from the States when his alias is discovered, Jay Howell—also known as Clark Gable and William Clark—is now an old man wanted by the cartels. As he sets off to disappear completely in the Amazon jungle, those who survived his iron grip are in pursuit to rid the world of his evil for good.

A shaman woman—believed to be the only human alive who can remove the cancer that is the sinister Card organization’s influence—calls on JD Storm, Detective Monica Bonner, and Howell’s daughter, Helene, to help aid in its demise.

Will these enraged, former victims be successful…or will evil triumph once again?

A pulse-pounding thriller, Desire’s End closes the chapter on those indebted to this sinister organization in a shattering conclusion.

“An atmospheric riveting thriller you won’t be able to put down or easily forget. One of Goldberg’s best.” —Terrence McCauley, award-winning author of The Wandering Man and The Moscow Protocol

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About the author

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of nine novels including THE ANCESTOR and THE MENTOR and the YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN. His books are in various stages of development for film and TV off of his original scripts. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. VANISH ME will be out in Feb ’22. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared as a contributor in Pipeline Artists, LitHub, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, The Big Idea, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, Cagibi, Necessary Fiction, Hypertext, If My Book, Past Ten, the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Maudlin House, Underwood Press and others. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. Follow him at

His favorite authors are classic writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Emily Bronte, W. Somerset Maugham and Raymond Chandler. For modern authors, he’s been influenced by Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Denis Johnson, John Irving, and Paul Auster.