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Includes five never-before-seen bonus chapters, plus detailed authors' notes revealing the stories behind Shift's most fascinating people, places, and events. A new caliber of thriller set at the collision of '60s counterculture and the rise of dark forces in world government. Heroes creator Tim Kring injects history with a supernatural, hallucinogenic what-if. Set in the crucible of the 1960s, Shift is the story of Chandler Forrestal, a man whose life is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment. After being given a massive dose of LSD, Chandler develops a frightening array of mental powers. With his one-in-a-billion brain chemistry, Chandler's heightened perception uncovers a plot to assassinate President Kennedy. Propelled to prevent the conspiracy of assassination and anarchy, Chandler becomes a target for deadly forces in and out of the government and is pursued across a simmering landscape peopled by rogue CIA agents, Cuban killers, Mafia madmen, and ex-Nazi scientists ... all the while haunted by a beautiful woman with her own scandalous past to purge, her own score to settle. Chased across America, will Chandler be able to harness his "shift" and rewrite history? Combining the nonstop style of Ludlum with the sinister, tangled conspiracies of DeLillo and Dick, and featuring cameos from Lee Harvey Oswald to Timothy Leary to J. Edgar Hoover, Shift is a thriller guaranteed to be equal parts heart-stopping and thought-provoking.
When a woman's body washes up on an isolated stretch of beach on the southern coast of England, Scotland Yard's Inspector Alan Grant is on the case. But the inquiry into her death turns into a nightmare of false leads and baffling clues.
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice. Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.
In the suspense-charged tradition of Patricia Cornwell, Anna Salter draws from her professional expertise to introduce forensic psychologist Michael Stone, a sharply witty, courageous heroine who champions the victims of the most devastating crimes. Called to testify in a high-profile custody battle, Michael delivers a professional assessment that shocks her Vermont community: a prominent, well-respected surgeon likely has sexually abused his son and daughter. In the midst of a nightmarish trial, Michael's testimony is ignored, the case is abruptly closed, and two innocent children fall victim to an unjust system. Then a devastating murder sends the case spiraling in a new direction. Desperate to sort fact from fiction, Michael taps the mind of jailed perp Alex B. Willy, whose unthinkable obsessions may help her unlock the motives behind the brutal crime. But in the eyes of a killer, she has crossed over the line: someone is closing in on Michael, invading her guarded private life with deadly intent.
[from inside flaps] "No one remembers where they came from or where they're going. For hundreds of years, the starship Argonos, home to generations of humans, has wandered the galaxy, searching for signs of intelligent life. Yet in all that time, there has been no evidence of an alien civilization. Now the ship is in crisis. In fourteen years, it hasn't made landfall due to one bad choice of star system after another. With no mission and no landfall, uncertainty and a deep restlessness have spread throughout the ship; many of the crew are clamoring to get off and start a new life. Though Captain Nikos has hung on to his position despite the pressures, his power and influence have seriously declined. The time is ripe for rebellion...and then the ship picks up a steady, unidentified transmission, luring them to a nearby planet. What the exploration team finds is a long-abandoned human colony. But deep within the planet's steamy jungles lies horrible evidence of its fate: a cavernous chamber neatly filled with rows of skeletons, each one hanging on its own hook. Haunted by what they have seen, Argonosfs Executive Council orders the ship to leave. Soon after, something is sighted--an enormous starship, utterly nonhuman, mysteriously empty and dead in space. Faced with their first encounter with alien life, they have no choice but to explore it. But are they entering a possible new habitable world...or a trap that will cost them their lives?" The story's narrator is shunned because he has physical defects, but he is relied upon by the captain and the population as a whole because of his intelligence, reliability, good judgment and abilities
Faith Chastain spent most of her adult life in a Mental Hospital. Faith and Abby, her daughter, have demons to deal with and a darkly dangerous killer. Detective Montoya reappears in this novel.
Caroline Verlaine becomes a music teacher at Lovatt Stacy, an estate in Kent, in order to investigate her sister's disappearance. Her sister disappeared while investigating the local ruins. Caroline falls in love with the heir who is also the black sheep of the family.
Lose yourself in four eerie, atmospheric tales of romance...and revengeIn a decaying mansion, a ghostly presence refuses to relinquish the artist she's long haunted to a new lover and muse. In an ancient Cornish castle, an innocent woman may be sacrificed to a family's legacy of madness. On the fringes of a Welsh estate, a vengeful figure targets the long-lost daughter of a cursed clan. In the Louisiana bayou, a serial killer hunts the one woman who can bring his demonic crimes to light. If you love Gothics by Victoria Holt, Daphne du Maurier and Barbara Michaels, and enjoy dark romance, then delve into the new Shivers Collection. Four beguiling stories, one great price.DARKENING AROUND ME by Barbara J. HancockLEGACY OF DARKNESS by Jane GodmanDEVIL'S EYE by Dawn BrownBLACK ROSE by Jenna RyanMood, mystery...romance that makes you shiver. Look for more titles coming in April 2014.
Michele "Micky" Knight, a New Orleans PI, meets an out-of-town team of investigators who are working a human trafficking case. They want someone local to show them around. It sounds easy, and a woman with smiling green eyes is asking. But it stays easy only if Micky stops asking questions-and she's never been good at that. What starts out as a tourist tour of the underside of New Orleans turns into a risky game of cat and mouse, and twists even further as Micky is caught between the good guys and the bad guys, each willing to do whatever it takes-including getting rid of an inconvenient PI-to achieve their ends. Who can she trust? And who's trying to kill her?
Two women answer an ad for egg donation at a fertility clinic. They later disguise themselves and seek jobs at the clinic to discover what happened to their egg donations. The clinic has many secrets to keep, and the two women soon find themselves embroiled in a dangerous mystery.
Arthur Dorsett: An ugly, hulking giant of a man, head of the world's second largest diamond empire, he has the personality of a pit bull and a sneering disdain for any human weakness. His master plan will destroy the global diamond market-and net him billions... Maeve Fletcher: Dorsett's lithe and lovely blond daughter rebelled against laboring in her father's mines, changing her name and earning her master's degree in zoology without a penny of his fortune. But now her father has ordered her to spy on Dirk Pitts and NUMA, seizing the ultimate motivators-- her twin six-year-old sons ... Mason Broadmoor: A revered totem-pole carver of Canada's Haida Indian tribe, he smuggled Pitt into the Dorsett mine on Kunghit Island where Pitt unlocked the key to the murderous blasting operations-- and was captured by Dorsett's thugs. But Broadmoor's daring rescue gave him the ride of his life ... Paudicca Dorsett: A towering Amazon beauty with the impenous poise of a tigress, she is in charge of security operations for Dorsett Consolidated Mining Limited. Her physical strength far surpasses that of most men, and her sadistic streak is rivaled only by her father's ... Deirdre Dorsett: A glamorous woman with copper hair and the flair of a fashion model, she is vividly attractive to Dirk Pitt&, until he perceives that her sensuality and sophistication conceal a heart as cold as polar ice... Hiram Yaeger: The iconoclastic chief of NUMA's computer network is filled with horror when a magnificent new graphics program targets the next area to be rocked by Dorsett's revolutionary mining technique ...
The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands. The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage-and they do. Who's behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out . . . before more people get killed.
Pity about Jackie. She's trapped in a loveless marriage, isolated, alone. And then along come a handsome stranger. Mysterious. passionate. A perfect lover. But someone else has come to town. someone who adores young women. He's the Blade. Savage. Relentless. A psychotic killer. And tonight-the Blade has a date with Jackie.
America's top teen dectectives team up to dive for deadly treasure. Nancy Drew and her boyfriend, Ned, are among the guests invited to plush Padre Island, on the Gulf Coast. Everyone's geared up for spring break, including Frank and Joe Hardy. The brother detectives happen to be staying at the home of wealthy friend Buck Calhoun. While scuba diving, Buck makes a play for Nancy, which Ned intercepts. But the games end when Buck finds a sunken wreck -- and a very dead body. Meanwhile... Padre Island's social set is raided by a squad of resort sharks. The sophisticated crime ring has ripped off a fortune in loot. But they've never left a clue -- until they snatch a pair of melted keys belonging to Joe Hardy. The worthless keys have deep personal value for the young sleuth. And he vows to track them down -- no matter what the risk...
Forensic entomologist Nick Polchak (a.k.a. the Bug Man) is hired by 30-year-old Kathryn Guilford, who is terrified of bugs, to solve her friend's death. When Polchak stumbles into the mystery of how Kathryn's husband was killed years earlier, Polchak finds himself on the run with his client from someone who will do anything to keep a secret.
In 2003, the Shoofly Pie introduced an intriguing and unique detective: forensic entomologist Nick Polchak. So popular did Polchak become that author Tim Downs has now published five Bug Man novels. And now for the first time: the first two Bug Man novels under one cover. Shoofly Pie Within minutes of a murder, the first fly arrives at the scene. Soon there are hundreds, then thousands, and each one knows the victim's story... Thirty-year-old Kathryn Guilford turns to Dr. Nick Polchak, the Bug Man, to help her learn the truth about the apparent suicide of her longtime friend and onetime suitor. Polchak introduces her to a mysterious world of blood-seeking flies and flesh-eating beetles. But there's a problem... Kathryn Guilford has a pathological fear of insects. Now she must confront her darkest fears to unearth a decade-long conspiracy that threatens to turn her entire world upside down. Chop Shop Young Dr. Riley McKay has worked hard toward her career in pathology. But her promising future is threatened when suspicious activities -- bungled autopsies, concealed evidence, and unexplained wounds -- incriminate her supervising pathologist at the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh, Dr. Nathan Lassiter. When Riley is ignored by her seniors and threatened by Dr. Lassiter, she turns in desperation to Dr. Nick Polchak, the Bug Man, to help her uncover the truth. From a handful of tiny maggots, Nick and Riley begin to unearth the facts... The flies on the wall can talk. Forensic entomologist Nick Polchak is listening.
A prisoner languishes in a Phoenix jail cell, accused of brutally slaying his estranged wife. No one believes the man is innocent, except the new female sheriff of Cochise County, in town for a crash course in police training. Joanna Brady is out of her jurisdiction-and possibly in over her head. For a human monster is on the prowl, hiding the grisly evidence of his horrific crimes in the vast emptiness of the Arizona desert. And an impromptu investigation, with no official sanction and no back up, is drawing a cold, ingenious serial killer much too close to Brady for comfort-and, worse still, closer to her little girl.
In the latest offbeat thriller from Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington and Holly Barker find themselves summoned to Washington for a high-level briefing on a fugitive who is driving the CIA crazy, and beginning to look like an unwelcome factor in the approaching presidential election. In less time that he would have thought possible, Stone finds himself, along with his friends Holly and Dino, back on the island of St. Marks, which he first visited in Dead in the Water. St. Marks is a vacationer's paradise of white sand beaches and luxurious ocean-front hideaways. But its exclusive yacht clubs and secluded mountain villas are home to corrupt local politicians and more than a few American ex-pats with murky personal histories. Despite the moneyed glitz and the glorious scenery, Stone, Holly, and Dino soon discover that in St. Marks, everyone is hiding something, and the man they're looking for may just be hiding in plain sight. Besieged on one side by the local authorities and on the other by impossible demands from CIA Headquarters, Stone and friends fight their way through a web of secrecy toward their quarry, burdened with orders they don't really want to follow. Once again, Stuart Woods proves himself the master of can't-put-it-down reading.
The death of a ladykiller. . . Who killed the superstar? P. I. Milan Jacovich, still grieving from the death of his oldest friend, is obligated to find out. After all, he'd been hired to "babysit" twenty-something Hollywood hunk Darren Anderson while his film was shooting in Cleveland-to keep the kid out of trouble and act as his bodyguard. But when Milan, fed up with his uncontrollable charge, walked out in disgust, the brat packer managed to get himself shot to death. Following the trail of a studly superstar isn't easy. Everyone wants a piece of him, hot-or cold. As Milan unearths the nasty facts of Darren's life and death, it's clear he'll have to rekindle an old acquaintance with Cleveland's suave Mafia mogul to get to the bottom line of this production. He's already stepped on a lot of toes. And the burly P. I. is right in the line of fire. . .
Once upon a time Eddie played concert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. But then two people walk into Eddie's life--the first promising Eddie a future, the other dragging him back into a treacherous past. Shoot the Piano Player is a bittersweet and nerve-racking exploration of different kinds of loyalty: the kind a man owes his family, no matter how bad that family is; the kind a man owes a woman; and, ultimately, the loyalty he owes himself. The result is a moody thriller that, like the best hard-boiled fiction, carries a moral depth charge. (Original copyright 1956.)
Delta Force officer and Presidential agent Charley Castillo and his band of troubleshooters tackle the international drug trade in South America.
We follow Judge Deborah Knott to the state's lush Crystal Coast, where expensive yachts ride at anchor...and murders wash in on the "Down East" tide. Asked to sit in for a hospitalized judge in gracious old Beaufort, Deborah hopes to spend a restful week at her cousin's nearby Harkers Island cottage; but her very first clamming expedition turns up the corpse of a well-known fisherman in the shallow waters. Discovering the body puts her right in the middle of the fight between the locals who have long made their living from the sea and the new tide of well-to-do "dingbatters": weekenders and land developers who view the coast as their personal playground and gold mine. Deborah soon realizes that the centuries-old way of life in this isolated corner of the South is as endangered as loons and sea turtles, and the fisherman's murder is clearly tied to the coming changes. On the bench and off, she can feel the rage and fear and greed these changes arouse. Even so, sipping her bourbon in the fresh salt air proves beneficial for Deborah's soul, and life at the beach takes a definite upswing when she meets a game warden who's hunting for loon poachers. Not until a second murder occurs and a lover from her past becomes a suspect does Deborah realize she's up to her own neck in intrigue - and dangerously close to a killer...
Private investigator Bridgett Logan has shared a great deal with Atticus Kodiak since they were brought together by a case. But there are secrets she has never shared-the dark story of a nightmare that began when she was sixteen... and has never really ended. It will only take a single moment of weakness to tear down the facade and the life she has struggled to build. One moment of weakness-or one rash promise to help an old friend. Lisa Schoof knows the life Bridgett has escaped- from the inside out. Her struggle to overcome her past has come at an even higher cost... and with higher stakes. For Lisa wants to give her young son a life untouched by the horrors she has known. She will do anything to attain that one goal, at any cost to herself-or her friends. To help Lisa, Bridgett must return to the hellish landscape of her past, into a dangerous world where death is a final mercy. But she has sworn Atticus will never know about the life she has put behind her and so Bridgett walks alone, without backup, without explanation, vanishing from view. It's a decision that may cost her dearly. For by the time Atticus learns why Bridgett has dropped from sight, it may be far too late....
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