By Kenneth Fearing
George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, none-too-scrupulous author for a brand new York media conglomerate that bears a remarkable resemblance to Time, Inc. within the heyday of Henry Luce. in the future, prior to heading domestic to his spouse within the suburbs, Stroud has a drink with Pauline, the attractive female friend of his boss, Earl Janoth. issues ensue. the following day Stroud escorts Pauline domestic, leaving her off on the nook simply as Janoth returns from a visit. The day after that, Pauline is located murdered in her apartment.
Janoth understands there has been one witness to his access into Pauline’s residence at the evening of the homicide; he is aware that guy should have been the guy Pauline was once with prior to he obtained again; yet he doesn’t comprehend who he used to be. Janoth badly desires to get his arms on that guy, and he choices one in every of his so much depended on staff to trace him down: George Stroud, who else?
How does a guy get away from himself? No publication has ever dramatized that query to extra excellent influence than The sizeable Clock, a masterpiece of yankee noir.
By Anders Roslund
Three years in the past, Lydia and Alena have been hopeful ladies from Lithuania. Now they're intercourse slaves, lured to Sweden with the promise of higher jobs after which trapped in a Stockholm brothel. unexpectedly they're given an unforeseen probability at freedom and with it the chance to take revenge on their enslavers and reclaim the lives and dignity they as soon as had. what is going to ensue now that the tables are became and the sufferers struggle again? Box 21 is a incredible mental mystery of the top order.
By Charlotte Boyett-Compos
Big name Kiernan fell in love with undesirable boy Dáire Cronin realizing his activity as a covert operative may well take him clear of her without end, yet she by no means anticipated he may go back to find her heartbreaking secret—and to recapture her love.
For seven years, whereas famous person Kiernan ran her elite Panama urban eating place, covert operative Dáire Cronin used to be frequently off saving the realm. Their love was once fierce, passionate, and unbroken by way of Dáire’s lengthy absences. Then, at the eve of his most deadly project, the 2 fought. Dáire left with no realizing Star’s mystery and was once captured.
Dáire has lower back. options of celebrity saved him alive for the previous fourteen months, yet she has in view that came upon solace within the fingers of one other man—and her mystery has merely grown. but, Dáire doesn’t do defeat. This undesirable boy may be dropped at his knees and tortured, yet irrespective of the enemy or the percentages, the warrior will degree a frontal attack to regain the girl of his goals. Their connection used to be cast by means of future. Victory—and actual love—will be his regardless of the fee.
By Graham Thomas
DETECTIVE-CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT ERSKINE POWELL RETURNS--INVESTIGATING MALICE IN HIS personal BACKYARD.
When a homicide sufferer is came upon within the murky waters of the River Thames, Erskine Powell of Scotland backyard plunges into the main diabolical case of his distinctive profession. A moment brutal slaying attracts Powell even deeper right into a tangled internet of greed, deception, and blackmail. From Tower Bridge to Soho, from Mayfair to Bloomsbury, Powell throws a dragnet throughout London, racing opposed to time to hyperlink savage crimes--and cease a cold-blooded killer lifeless in his tracks. . . .
By Lawrence Block
The CIA, the FBI, the KGB, Interpol—not one of many world's most effective intelligence organisations understands fairly what to make of Evan Michael Tanner. Is he a secret agent, a mercenary, a footloose adventurer, or just a screwball sucker for hopeless causes?
(Actually he is a bit of of the entire above. Plus he by no means sleeps. Ever.)
One thing's evidently: Tanner's a real romantic, that is why he cannot refuse a distraught mom who begs him to rescue her misplaced, pure-as-driven-snow daughter. Phaedra Harrow (nee Deborah Horowitz) as soon as shared Tanner's condominium yet no longer his mattress. And now the virginal beauty's been kidnapped through white slavers within the Afghan wilderness.
Finding Phaedra might be tricky sufficient. Bringing her again alive and unmolested could be very unlikely. and primary Tanner must swim the English Channel, live to tell the tale trigger-happy Russian terrorists . . . and perhaps pull off a well timed assassination or two.
By Rex Stout
In all his years of detecting, the unflappable Nero Wolfe hasn't ever encountered an research as damnably messy as this one. For what all started as a fresh case of larceny fast sank right into a quagmire of blackmail and damaged supplies, overseas scandal and cold-blooded homicide.
Now Wolfe and his assistant, Archie Goodwin needs to bridge eras and oceans to discover the hyperlink among a Wild West lynching and a revered British peer. in simple terms then can they shop Wolfe's attractive younger purchaser -- and a hotly disputed stake of a funky million funds.
By Beverly Barton
In homicide. . .
The final sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock amazing twelve and a killer's taunting phrases. And his dying is simply the 1st. one after the other, sufferers are stalked and shot at shut diversity. merely the killer understands their sins, and who would be the subsequent to die in the dead of night. . .
And In existence. . .
within the ten years seeing that her Hollywood occupation imploded, Lorie Hammonds has equipped an outstanding lifestyles in her Alabama place of birth. whilst the 1st demise possibility arrives, she assumes it is a shaggy dog story. Then she will get a moment word. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high-school sweetheart, has kept away from Lorie due to the fact she back to Dunmore, but if investigators discover her connection to a string of modern murders, he is drawn right into a case that is terrifyingly own.
Timing Is Everything
With each homicide, the killer edges nearer. quickly Lorie's often is the final identify left on his checklist. Her in basic terms desire is to unearth a perilous secret--before the clock runs out for stable. . .
Praise for the novels of Beverly Barton
"Masterful!" –Linda Howard, New York Times bestselling writer on Cold Hearted
"A robust tale that saved me up very late--with all of the lighting on." --Kay Hooper, New York Times bestselling writer on As reliable as Dead
By Steven Savile
"There is a virulent disease coming....For 40 days and 40 nights worry shall savage the streets. these steeped in sin shall burn. The loss of life starts now"
With this chilling message a wave of terror not like something the area has ever visible sweeps the streets of Europe. 13 martyrs burn themselves alive in 13 significant towns concurrently. And this is often only the start.
A non secular cult calling itself the Disciples of Judas has risen within the heart East. They twist the phrases of old prophecies to force domestic the phobia. every little thing you suspect in could be proved flawed. every thing you carry real will fail.
Day by means of day the West wakes to more and more harrowing acts of terror. As worry cripples the capitals of Europe, the one query is the place would be the subsequent to fall? London? Rome? Berlin?
In a race opposed to time - believing the terrorists intend to assassinate the Pope - Sir Charles Wyndham's targeted precise Ops group, codename Ogmios, song a labyrinthine path via fact, colours of fact and outright lies that takes them from the backstreets of London to the shadow of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and all of the approach into the center of the Holy See itself.
"The mixture of heritage, suspense, and motion in Silver excellent for these DaVinci Code enthusiasts trying to find one other electrifying learn combining Biblical heritage with modern day Armageddon."
-- Douglas Preston, NYT Bestselling writer of impression and BLASPHEMY
"With Silver, Steven Savile gives you a barn storming story of motion, intrigue and suspense in a plot laced with historic secrets and techniques and sleek terror."
-- Matt Hilton, writer of the the Joe Hunter thrillers.
"Silver is the easiest factor due to the fact Forsyth's Day of the Jackal."
-- Robert W. Walker, writer of the RANSOM and intuition series.
"Silver is a cracker of a mystery. Savile's in a league of his own"
-- Jeremy Duns, writer of unfastened AGENT and unfastened COUNTRY.
"Reminiscent of James Rollins and David Morrell."
-- Joseph Nassise, foreign bestselling writer of the TEMPLAR CHRONICLES.
"Fascinating, gripping, terrible, tragic and compelling."
-- Steve Alten, NYT Bestselling writer of MEG and THE SHELL GAME
"SILVER is a wild mixture of Indiana Jones, The Da Vinci Code, and The Omen."
-- Kevin J Anderson, foreign bestselling writer of THE SAGA of 7 SUNS and co-author of PAUL OF DUNE
By Shiloh Walker
The nationwide bestselling writer of Fragile returns with a luscious new mix of intercourse and suspense.
Quinn Rafferty is operating as a bounty hunter for a personal detective supplier in St. Louis whilst a brand new neighbor catches his eye. he is attracted to her-but he has his personal soul to fix sooner than he can fear approximately a person else.
Sarah McElyea is at the run, yet no longer for the standard purposes a girl is going at the lam. She has a plan for her destiny. And up to she unearths herself drawn to her gruff, difficult neighbor, she cannot threat telling him the secrets and techniques she's hiding.
yet Quinn needs to catch up with to Sarah while she seems to be the objective of his new lacking folks case, and either Quinn and Sarah must divulge their real feelings-as good as their fragile hearts-if their love is to outlive.