Born in the Michigan boondocks but raised on a never-ending road trip through the U.S. Besides writing, Samuel is a process junkie and the ex-guitarist for several metal bands you’ve never heard of. He lives in West Michigan with his wife and twin sons.
Books by Samuel Parker
The vigilantes behind him are nothing compared to the enemy within.
Having forfeited his youth to the state prison system, Michael moved back to the still vacant house of his parents in a town with one stoplight. A town that hated him. Had always hated him. And was ready to pick up where the prison system had let off.
Now he’s on the run from men who’ve tried to kill him once; but Michael is more than an ex-con. A powerful, sinister force skulks within him, threatening and destructive. What—and who—it will destroy next is the only real question.
From the bold voice that brought readers down Purgatory Road comes a new pulse-pounding, spine-rattling tale of vengeance and justice.Amazon Barnes and Noble IndieBound
A Desert Road, a Desperate Man, and a Dark Force Converge in This Tense Novel
When a day trip out of Las Vegas with his wife takes a turn for the worse, Jack is sure that he has the ability to get them home. But he drove into something far beyond reason.
Rescue comes in the form of a desert hermit, but hope fades as the couple comes to realize that the nomad has no intention of letting them leave. A chance encounter with a kidnapped runaway and her crazed abductor leads them all farther into the wilderness—and closer to the cold brutality that isolation brings.
At the edge of his sanity, Jack begins to learn that playing by another's rules may be the only way to survive.
In a voice that is as hypnotizing as a desert mirage, debut novelist Samuel Parker entices readers down a dangerous road, where the forces of good and evil are as crushing as the Mojave heat. This is suspense in its purest, most unfiltered form.Amazon Barnes and Noble IndieBound
"This is a story that will stay with the reader long after the last page."--Lynette Eason
It's been years since Edward Kazmierski has seen his wayward son, or even allowed thoughts of him to enter his mind. The last place he knew Tyler to be was in an El Paso jail six years ago. Then, in one day, he receives a cryptic phone call from a woman that his son needs him, another from a federal agent searching for Tyler, and a terrifying visit from the Mexican cartel. The chain of events set into motion by one impulsive act will almost certainly lead to death--for Tyler and for those who try to help him. But before Ed can recover his son, he will have to tear down the wall that has been built up between them.
The dangerous streets of a Mexican border town come into sharp focus in a suspenseful retelling of the Prodigal Son story like you have never heard before.Amazon Barnes and Noble IndieBound
Praise for Coldwater
"Fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz will enjoy this twisted tale of the destructive and sinister power of evil."
—Library Journal-Starred review
"A fine, chilling thriller."
"...not a book for the faint of heart.... My heart was racing and I couldn’t read the pages fast enough."
—Killer Nashville News
Praise for Purgatory Road
"Written in short, page-turning chapters, Parker’s dark debut thriller will grip suspense aficionados from the first page."
—Library Journal, Starred review
"...exceptional first novel."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred review
"...a skillfully written, gripping thriller, well supported by the author’s fine eye for setting and ear for dialogue."
"Parker seamlessly melds elements of thriller, suspense, and the supernatural to create a scorcher of a debut novel."
—Killer Nashville News
"...for people who like breakneck pacing."