By Ted Bell
Ted Bell's first ever publication unique brief tale unearths Counterspy Alex Hawke in adversarial international waters, flying at approximately the rate of sound, at an altitude no sane guy could dare, piloting an F-16 Viper on a hugely covert mission.
His activity is easy: input one other nation's airspace undetected, meet a mystery touch, and have the ability to stay clear of an international warfare. it's going to take each ability at his command—but there are few as smart and savvy as Alex Hawke. whilst his aircraft is came across by way of enemy radar, he's pressured to improvise—or die trying.
Alex Hawke. Saving the realm one bullet at a time.
By John Grisham
Luther and Nora Krank are bored to death with the chaos of Christmas. The unending purchasing lists, the frenzied dashes in the course of the mall, the effort of adorning the tree... the place has the entire pleasure long past? This 12 months, celebrating sounds like an excessive amount of attempt. With their simply baby off in Peru, they come to a decision that simply this as soon as, they'll bypass the vacations. They spend their Christmas price range on a Caribbean cruise set to sail on December 25, and fortunately settle in for a restful vacation season freed from rooftop snowmen and festive events.
But the Kranks quickly research that their holiday from Christmas isn't a lot of a holiday in any respect, and that skipping the vacations has outcomes they didn't discount for...
A smooth Christmas vintage, Skipping Christmas is a captivating and hilarious examine the mayhem and insanity that experience develop into ingrained in our vacation culture.
By Slavenka Drakulic
"S. could be one of many most powerful books approximately battle you'll ever learn. . . .The writing is taut, certain, and masterful."
Set in 1992, through the top of the Bosnian conflict, S. finds some of the most frightening elements of any warfare: the rape and torture of civilian ladies by way of occupying forces. S. is the tale of a Bosnian girl in exile who has simply given start to an undesirable child—one and not using a kingdom, a reputation, a father, or a language. Its beginning simply reminds her of an excellent extra grueling adventure: being many times raped through Serbian squaddies within the "women's room" of a jail camp. via a sequence of flashbacks, S. relives the unspeakable crimes she has persisted, and in telling her story—timely, surprisingly compelling, and finally approximately survival—depicts the darkest part of human nature in the course of wartime.
By W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV
Philadelphia murder Sergeant Matthew Payne is paired with a Texas Ranger to deliver down a assassin with Mexican cartel connections. The abnormal couple of the Philly cop and the Texas lawman needs to run down the killer and his gang-before the physique count number rises back.
By Veit Heinechen
El día se presenta complicado para el comisario Proteo Laurenti. En un apartado valle del Carso aparece el cadáver de un hombre desnudo. Una vez identificada l. a. víctima, se sabrá que l. a. última character en verla con vida fue Mia, una joven australiana que está resolviendo para su familia un asunto relacionado con una herencia, que incluye un almacén repleto de armas. Su antiguo propietario, Diego de Henriquez, un excéntrico aristócrata, murió muchos años atrás en unas circunstancias que aún están por aclarar. Las investigaciones conducen a un oscuro complot que lleva los angeles marca de los servicios secretos y de los angeles Orden de Malta. Además, el amigo de Laurenti, el forense jubilado Galvano, le complica l. a. vida. Y su propia mujer, sus hijas y los novios de éstas se empeñan en amargar aún más los angeles existencia del comisario, que apenas puede dedicar algo de tiempo para sí mismo...
By Steve Perry
2011 Retail ePub
A 10-book technothriller sequence "created" via Tom Clancy and Steve Piecnenik yet written by means of Steve Perry, with books 6-10 co-authored through Larry Segriff
In the yr 2000, pcs are the hot superpowers. those that keep an eye on them regulate the area. To implement the internet legislation, Congress creates the final word machine defense organization in the FBI: the web Force.
Reeling from a shattered own lifestyles, web strength Commander Alex Michaels is trained that prime mystery details from a joint Air Force—Navy enterprise has been accessed and downloaded. The study contains an atmospheric weapon with the potential to force part a rustic into insanity utilizing low frequency wave iteration. Now the know-how has fallen into the inaccurate hands—and trying out has begun...
By Russell Andrews
The bestselling writer of Gideon reinvents Hitchcock's vintage mystery formulation during this refined and suspenseful novel approximately an blameless guy stuck up in occasions previous and current manner past his regulate, and thrown right into a terrifying maelstrom of deceit and murder.
As a tender boy, Jack Keller witnessed a life-altering tragedy the homicide of his mom. Thirty years later, Jack has all of it a very good marriage, a winning chain of eating places bearing his identify, lifelong buddies, and solid healthiness. yet in a single moment and with one bullet all of it turns into valueless while a moment tragedy happens in the course of the starting of a brand new eating place. As Jack recovers from his accidents and the ensuing mental trauma, he's nursed again to health and wellbeing by way of child Demeter, a mysterious younger guy who was as as regards to Jack as any son should be. As child trains his mentor and father determine, he confides in Jack concerning the numerous ladies in his existence. each is pointed out in simple terms by way of her nickname and every one is gifted as attractive, sexy...and super harmful. after which a 3rd tragedy happens. child is located sprawled at the pavement after plunging twenty tales to his death.
Jack refuses to just accept the police concept of suicide. confident that certainly one of Kid's ladies is a killer, he reveals himself trying to find solutions in Kid's international, an international of lap dancing and after- hours golf equipment, of gear and violence and overwhelming sensuality. yet as Jack's suspicions come up, as he attracts in the direction of the reality, an unknown probability lurks simply sooner than him, watching for his each stream and killing whoever is within the manner. As previous and current merge, as Kid's international overtakes Jack's, as Jack starts to appreciate simply how excessive the stakes are within the online game he has elected to play, he is aware just one factor for definite: he needs to locate the killer sooner than the killer reveals him. Following up the good fortune of Gideon, Icarus is a really Hitchcockian mystery of an blameless guy pursued by way of a nearly incredible and unstoppable probability.
By Ed McBain
Detectives Steve Carella and Burt Kling of the 87th Precinct got down to finish the racial conflict that has ended in the deaths of six humans, one a child, and locate themselves taking over a mysterious felony mastermind. Reprint.
Even after thirteen years within the 87th Precinct, Bert Kling and Steve Carella had by no means obvious such murders--six bare our bodies, together with an baby, and not anyone understands who any of them are. Then an nameless cellphone name leads Kling and Carella to a personal road struggle. Now the 2 veteran law enforcement officials simply may get stuck within the crossfire of equipped violence within the city's darkest corners.
By C. K. Kelly Martin
THEN: The formation of the UNA, the excessive hazard of eco-terrorism, the substantial premiums of unemployment and next get away right into a international of digital fact are issues any pupil can examine of their twenty first century textbooks and a part of the conventional historical past noise to Freya Kallas's existence. until eventually that global begins to crumble.
NOW: It's 1985. Freya Kallas has simply moved the world over and right into a new existence. at the open air, she suits in at her new highschool, yet Freya feels not anything yet got rid of. Her mom blames it at the grief over her father's loss of life, yet how does that specify the complications and why do her stories think so foggy? whilst Freya lays eyes on Garren Lowe, she can't get him out of her head. She's convinced that she understands him, regardless of his insistence that they've by no means met. As Freya follows her instincts and pushes in the direction of hidden truths, the 2 of them unveil an odd and unsafe global the place their days can be numbered. not sure who to belief, Freya and Garren pass at the run from strong forces made up our minds to rip them aside and maintain them from studying the reality approximately their shared pasts (and futures), her visions, and the time and position they honestly got here from. Yesterday will entice lovers of James Dashner's The Maze Runner, Veronica Roth's Divergent, Amy Ryan's Glow, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and best friend Condie's Matched.
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By Eric Ambler
During this vintage mystery, American travelers locate extra experience than they bargained for once they become involved with chinese language gun smugglers and Muslim revolutionaries, studying first hand in regards to the intrigue of the post-colonial world.
Greg and Dorothy Nilsen had desired to move on an adventurous journey, see the various extra out-of-the-way areas. however the cruise they have been on was once transforming into a bore. So while the gracious Mr. Tan requests that Greg take a facet journey to Singapore to solve a bureaucratic aspect regarding a consignment of small palms, Greg is strangely receptive. All he has to do is signal a few papers, he's instructed, and he'll be paid a good-looking cost. And every little thing does pass easily, till it involves getting a fee co-signed via the insurgent leader...