A space-borne superweapon rains death down on an American small town, and Blaine McCracken races to learn who pulled the trigger before the fearsome beam turns on Washington In the last years of the Cold War, policy and trust for the Russians have led to disarmament treaties and hope for a new beginning. But peace is not yet within grasp. An entire American town has been wiped off the map: not by nuclear strike, but rather a space-borne particle cannon capable of reducing the entire nation to dust in hours. But who pulled the trigger? Was it the Russians, making a final bid for world domination? Or was it a third power--some aspiring conqueror hoping to pit the superpowers against each other? It's up to Blaine McCracken to find out. An old flame has contacted the rogue op, begging for help protecting her father, a jeweler who has just been robbed of five rare stones--five rubies that could mean life or death for the United States. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
When his drug-smuggling grandmother is murdered for informing on her employers, a journalist takes justice into his own handsFour old women return from a Bahamas vacation with four more suitcases than they had when they left. They leave them behind at baggage claim, and a stranger picks them up--disappearing with the extra suitcases and the hundreds of pounds of cocaine they hold. The grandmothers are smugglers, supplementing their social security with criminal income, but one of them is tired of the deception. She goes to the DEA to inform on her employer, a vicious drug lord named Trelana, and when he learns she has snitched her age does not buy mercy. Her grandson, Drew Jordan, is a journalist with fantasies of life as a commando. Now it's up to him to avenge the woman who raised him, and he will have vengeance even if the whole of the international drug trade stands in his way. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
April 1998: A tanker hauling a deadly new explosive vanishes without a trace in a raging storm.... That explosive falls into the hands of Jack "Terror" Tyrell. Now, he's more determined than ever to realize his deadly vision: to lead a radical underground group that spreads its message via bombs and blood. Enter Blaine McCracken. McCracken seeks out his mentor, Sergeant Major Buck Torrey, to get his edge back after being wounded in a terrorist attack. But Torrey has disappeared. McCracken reconnoiters with beautiful Liz Halprin, Torrey's daughter, and their hunt takes them on a perilous journey where secrets can be as deadly as bullets. McCracken and Halprin are hot on Jackie Terror's tail, which brings them to Manhattan, where Terror's going to hold seven million people hostage.
In Jon Land's first novel, a crew of Arab terrorists attempts to tear America apart from the inside out--and only Alabaster, an Israeli special forces operative, can stop themAfter years of being presumed dead, Palestine's most feared terrorist emerges from hiding with a plan for utter domination of the Middle East: the Shaitan Commandment. With a quartet of the region's deadliest soldiers, he puts into motion a scheme that spells doom for the Western world. His target is not Israel, but Israel's protector: the United States. On their trail is Alabaster, an Israeli special-forces agent whose true identity is buried under so many layers of deception that not even the Mossad knows who he really is. But every terrorist has heard of him, and knows to be afraid. A ruthless investigator with no time for diplomatic niceties, he may be all that stands between the United States and oblivion. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A killer proves he can penetrate the world's finest security systems, and an undercover op must come out of retirement before the President enters the crosshairs$25,000 a week buys an impressive security system, and America's billionaires have the best they can get. Round-the-clock guards, electrified fences, and bulletproof glass protect their mansions--but they are no longer enough. Three of the nation's most powerful businessmen have died in seemingly impossible ways: one electrocuted, one blown up in his sleep, and the third hacked to death in an impenetrable room. The security service chief contacts an old special-forces colleague, Jared Kimberlain, who quit the life when he lost his taste for clandestine ops. He's spent the last years trying to undo the wrongs he did when he lived without a conscience. Kimberlain doesn't care about the troubles of billionaires, but their security was as good the President's--and he could be next. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
When his estranged son is kidnapped, Blaine McCracken goes to work for a group of Arab militants to recover the child he never knewSince he first went behind enemy lines in Vietnam, Blaine McCracken has faced death on every continent. In the line of fire he is an iron man, but now he faces a different challenge: fatherhood. His son, Matt, is thirteen--the unknown product of a long ago tryst. When the boy's mother dies, McCracken goes to England to meet him. He finds a son cut in his father's mold: a young athlete determined to put his body at risk to serve his country. But before Blaine can explain their relationship, Matt is snatched away, kidnapped by a band of Arab nationals intent on using McCracken's strength to serve their own cause. The target? An Israeli weapon that they claim threatens the entire Arab world. To recover his son, McCracken must bring the Middle East back from the brink of war. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Dr. Karen Raymond has made the medical breakthrough of the century, a vaccine that could halt the spread of our most devastating modern plague, AIDS. But when her laboratory is destroyed and her colleagues murdered, she realizes she's in danger: a conspiracy of proportions she never dreamed possible is out to crush her work. In another part of the country the population of an entire town has disappeared into thin air, leaving behind only half-finished meals, empty offices and schools. Who is responsible? A cabal of power-seeking corporations? Rogue victims of Army medical experiments gone horribly wrong? Who is behind the traitorous plot that threatens to sacrifice our country to the...
Hunting an old friend's killers, a professor-turned-spook unearths a conspiracy that threatens every person on EarthAn American op is murdered somewhere in the dusty wastelands of southern Colombia. His final transmission: a desperate warning that whatever he had stumbled upon is worth taking seriously. It is called Tantalus, and in two weeks it will be unleashed on the world. Washington could dispatch the army, the commandos, or the CIA, but professional action will only send the men behind Tantalus under deeper cover. Instead, the State Department chooses Christopher Locke, an old friend of the deceased. Once the Academy's brightest prospect, he's an unemployed professor with crushing bills, three children, and no prospects. These are problems the government can solve. All he has to do is get on a plane--and take his vengeance. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Years after hijackers killed his father, an ordinary college student gets a chance to fight terrorists who have hatched a plan to destroy the United StatesA ringing phone awakes Dan Lennigin, college student, in the middle of the night, and the caller baffles him with a stream of panicked gibberish. It is a code, meant for someone else's ears, and it draws Dan inexorably into a tangled international conspiracy. Minutes after the call, an operative for antiterrorist agency Lucifer is killed, and his superiors come for Dan. He is the only one who heard the warning, and now that he knows what is happening, he can't say no. Ever since his vacationing father was murdered by hijackers, Dan has dreamed about taking revenge on the world's terrorists. But this threat is no fantasy. It has already claimed the lives of several professional terrorist hunters, and Dan is no professional. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Jared Kimberlain, the government's most feared retired operative, hunts an asylum's worth of escaped convicts and a serial killer who executes entire townsA serial killer roams America--the worst the country has ever seen. Nicknamed Tiny Tim, he doesn't just kill individuals or families; he kills entire towns. First Dixon Springs, Montana: population 108. Next, the 115 souls of Daisy, Georgia, done away with hands, knife, and a silenced machine gun. The FBI considers him unstoppable, and so they call Jared Kimberlain. The fearsome retired operative wants nothing to do with it, having gotten his fill of hunting serial killers years before, when he was nearly killed capturing a vicious psychopath named Andrew Harrison Leeds. But now, along with eighty-three other inmates, Leeds has escaped from the island institution where he was imprisoned. Between him and Tiny Tim, no soul in America will be safe until Kimberlain cleans up the mess. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A space shuttle is destroyed during flight, and the CIA recalls disgraced agent Blaine McCracken to uncover the people responsibleA space shuttle disappears during a routine repair mission, 180 miles above Earth's surface. An intelligence operative with a dark secret is murdered, his car set ablaze, while he is in the middle of fulfilling a depraved fantasy. And a reporter receives a message from a dying man that suggests the organization responsible may be one of the world's most prestigious corporations. The government knows just one man who can untangle this mystery: a throwaway on the deactivated list. Exiled to a desk job in Paris for stepping on the wrong toes, Blaine McCracken is a killer--a ruthless pursuer of truth who will let no one, friend or enemy, stand in his way when civilian lives are in danger. McCracken gets results, and his country needs him now more than ever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A mysterious league of elite assassins targets ninety-six of the most powerful people in America, and Blaine McCracken must stop them before the murderers bring the country to its kneesThere are ninety-six names on the list. They are those of businessmen, judges, and senators--the nation's wealthiest and most powerful. And they are all going to die. A man named Takahashi has hired the world's finest assassins to eliminate these men in secrecy and style, crossing names off the list without raising any suspicion. And they are killing ahead of schedule. But someone has noticed the pattern of these seemingly unrelated deaths, and she knows enough to call Blaine McCracken. Takahashi didn't consider the rogue American agent, and that is a grave mistake. His carefully orchestrated vendetta is just the sort of thing that McCracken lives to upset. He has made a career teaching lessons to those who underestimate him, and Takahashi's league of assassins is next. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
What if Pandora's Box were real? Blaine McCracken finds himself facing this very question--and the greatest threat to mankind--in his long-awaited return to the pageRogue special-operations agent McCracken has never been shy about answering the call, and this time it comes in the aftermath of a deepwater oil rig disaster that claims the life of a onetime member of his commando unit. The remnants of the rig and its missing crew lead him to the inescapable conclusion that one of the most mysterious and deadly forces in the universe is to blame: dark matter, both a limitless source of potential energy and an unimaginably destructive weapon. Joining forces again with his trusty sidekick, Johnny Wareagle, McCracken races to stop two deadly enemies who want the dark matter at all costs. A powerful energy magnate and the leader of a Japanese doomsday cult both seek the ultimate prize for their own nefarious reasons, and McCracken and Wareagle's mission to defeat them takes the duo on a nonstop journey across the world and thousands of years into the past where the truth lies in the ancient Pandora's Temple, built to safeguard the world's most powerful weapon. McCracken's only hope to save the world is to find the mythical temple. Along the way, he and Wareagle find themselves up against Mexican drug gangs, killer robots, an army of professional assassins, and a legendary sea monster. The hero of nine previous bestselling thrillers, McCracken is used to the odds being stacked against him, but this time the stakes have never been higher. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare images from the author's personal collection.
Blaine McCracken races to stop terrorists from unleashing an ancient weapon of unimaginable power at the president's State of the Union speechBlaine McCracken pulled off the impossible on a mission in Iran, but his work has just begun. Returning to the US, he faces another terrible threat in the form of Reverend Jeremiah Rule, whose hateful rhetoric has inflamed half the world, resulting in a series of devastating terrorist attacks. But Rule isn't acting alone. A shadowy cabal is pulling his strings, unaware that they are creating a monster who will soon spin free of their control.Finding himself a wanted man, McCracken must draw on skills and allies both old and new to get to the heart of a plot aimed at unleashing no less than the tenth circle of hell. A desperate chase takes him into the past, where the answers he needs are hidden amid two of history's greatest puzzles: the lost colony of Roanoke and the Mary Celeste. As the clock ticks down to an unthinkable maelstrom, McCracken and his trusty sidekick, Johnny Wareagle, must save the United States from a war the country didn't know it was fighting, and that it may well lose.
Imprisoned in Nicaragua, an NFL star must escape to the United States to warn the government of an impending terrorist attack--before the sinister forces of the international intelligence community silence him foreverJamie Skylar is not a political man. His life has always been about football, and that single-minded dedication was justified when, after he finished setting school rushing records at Brown, the New York Giants gave him a lucrative contract to join their crew of bruisers. But more important to him than football is his sister, and she needs him now. An American undercover operative masquerading as a journalist in Central America, Beth has just learned of the Nicaraguan army's plans for an attack inside the United States, codenamed Operation Thunder Clap. She invites her brother to visit her, intending to have him smuggle out the government's sinister plans. But when she is murdered and Jamie is imprisoned, the running back will need all his strength to escape and warn the United States. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
In Egypt, Blaine McCracken tracks down a secret society whose ancient weapon threatens the entire world Far beneath the sands of Alexandria, an archaeological team digs deeper than anyone has before, seeking an ancient power older than the pyramids. What they unearth is an evil that threatens the whole world. First it targets the worst of humanity: Ex-Nazis, Central American warlords, and the pushers who peddle drugs to children are found massacred, ripped limb from limb without having fired a shot in their own defense. But the next to die will be ordinary people. An insidious secret organization, the Tau, attempts to harness the vicious force as part of a plan for world domination. But Blaine McCracken is on their trail. The rogue American op has fought the worst men in the world, and he now faces something the likes of which he has never imagined. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A Vietnam special-forces veteran investigates a government conspiracy to build a superweapon that could alter the very fabric of realityIn San Diego, a cadre of American scientists toils on a weapon with the power to make things flit in and out of reality. If perfected, Project Vortex will make the atomic bomb look like a bow and arrow. They test it on a 727 on its way into Kennedy airport, and the experiment is successful, save for two dangerous aberrations. First is a passenger, a young man to whom Vortex gives strange powers over other people--powers he can control, but cannot understand. Second is an air traffic controller who calls in an old Vietnam buddy, Joshua Bane, to help investigate the plane that disappeared. When the controller vanishes, Bane is alone, staring down the barrel of government conspiracy that has the nation on the precipice of a third world war. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
What if the greatest event in history never happened? In 1948 a Turkish archaeological team is slaughtered. Fifty years later, a group of American archaeologists, is murdered in the Judean desert.
From International Thriller Writers comes Watchlist: two powerful novellas featuring the same thrill cast of characters in one major suspenseful package. The Chopin Manuscript and then The Copper Bracelet were a collaboration by some of the world's greatest thriller writers, including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, and Jeffery Deaver, who conceived the characters and set the plot in motion. The other authors each wrote a chapter and Deaver then completed what he started, bringing both novellas to their startling conclusions.In the first novella, The Chopin Manuscript, former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure from his past: the man known only as Faust. Harold Middleton returns in The Copper Bracelet-the explosive sequel to The Chopin Manuscript-as he's drawn into an international terror plot that threatens to send India and Pakistan into full-scale nuclear war. Careening from Nice to London and Moscow to Kashmir to prevent nuclear disaster, Middleton is unaware that his prey has changed and the act of terror is far more diabolical than he knows. Will he discover the identity of the Scorpion in time to halt an event that will pit the United States, China, and Russia against each other at the brink of World War III?
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