The Lost Codicil


Coming soon is the third installment in The Harding Family Story – The Lost Codicil. Can a secret buried for over 80 years lead to the destruction of the Harding Family?

Nicholas Harding is lost, and his daughter Andrea is drowning. The father/daughter business partners have built Harding Industries into a multi-million-dollar conglomerate. Now, Nicholas is distracted and lost in his past while Andrea is struggling to lead the company on her own and fight off a hostile attack.

Nicholas’ best friend, Don Marshall, invites him on a historical adventure as a distraction; a search for The Lost Codicil and the two men stumble onto an 80-year-old secret that powerful forces are willing to go to any length to keep buried.


First there was The Pharm House, Finalist in the Medical Thriller category of the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards, where readers met Nicholas Harding and his daughter, Andrea.

Dr. Nicholas Harding’s story involved the pharmaceutical industry and malpractice of epic proportions. This was a modern mystery and whodunit tightly corked in the prescription bottle of greed, murder and corruption…

Now comes the second Harding Family story in the exciting new thriller, The Torch is Passed, that picks up with the Harding family about ten years after the end of The Pharm House.

In the sensational new thriller, The Torch is Passed, Andrea Harding has just graduated college and her world is turned upside down when her father, Nicholas Harding, and her uncle, Michael, are shot in a surprising and puzzling attack…



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Bill Powers is a suspense-thriller novelist from Mendham, New Jersey whose debut release novel was THE PHARM HOUSE. In this suspenseful thriller, Bill investigated the underworld of the international pharmaceutical industry, which included unscrupulous activities at the hands of corporate lieges traversing the planet and seducing young women while soliciting, marketing, manufacturing and selling legalized addiction under the guise of medicinal purpose. The scenes were seamy and torrid as well as realistic and matter of fact.

“How did I come up with the story and title for The Pharm House? My first attempt at writing a novel length story was during graduate school. It was science fiction, about half-finished and is beyond awful. I still keep it as a painful reminder. I waited several years and was ready to start another novel length story. You always hear “Write what you know”… >READ MORE

Bill Powers