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The Price of Blood

by Declan Hughes

What's in a name? Apparently everything for Ed Loy, because that's the only information Father Vincent Tyrrell, brother of prominent racehorse trainer F. X. Tyrrell, offers when he asks for Ed's help in finding a missing person. Even the best private eye needs more than just a name, but hard times and a dwindling bank account make it difficult for Loy to say no. He is not without luck, however. While working another case, Loy discovers a phone number that seems linked to F.X. found on an unidentified body. Thinking it more than a coincidence, he begins digging into the history of the Tyrrells-a history consumed with trading and dealing, gambling and horse breeding-and soon realizes there is more to the family than meets the eye, a suspicion confirmed when two more people with connections to the Tyrrells are killed. On the eve of one of Ireland's most anticipated sporting events, the four-day Leopardstown Race-course Christmas Festival, all bets are off as Loy pursues a twisted killer on the final leg of a reckless master plan. In The Price of Blood, Declan Hughes once again paints an arresting portrait of an Ireland not found in any guidebooks. Deadly passions beget dark secrets in a chilling story that will have readers on edge right up to its shocking conclusion.

The Price of Blood

by Chuck Logan

In the last 20 years Phil Broker has pulled himself together. A good, tough undercover cop in Minnesota, he knows the difference between a sucker punch and a lucky break. And although he's put his Vietnam years behind him, the grown daughter of his old commander has been dogging his heels for months. Nina Pryce is trying to exonerate her dishonorably discharged dead father and-more importantly-find the 10 tons of gold he helped liberate during a U.S. commando mission. Broker doesn't like the smell of it. Still, Nina has her charms, and can be very persuasive. The only problem is, two of Broker's old army buddies have beaten them to the search. Rich, sadistic Cyrus La Porte has the means, but no direction. Convicted thief Jimmy Tuna has a line on the location but no cash. Jimmy's a dying man with nothing left to win-or lose. And Broker and Nina know both men would kill them for the slimmest chance to take it all. A riveting suspense novel that reads like a thrilling treasure hunt with a murderous legacy that echoes down from the past.

Price of Honor

by David Hackworth

With a golden name and a platinum future, U.S. Army Special Forces Captain Sandy Caine was born to soldier. For eight generations, his family has served duty, honor, and country on the battlefield, save one--Sandy's father, who cracked under fire in Vietnam, disgracing the Caine family as a coward. At least, that's what Sandy'd been led to believe. Little does he know that what happened to his father has grown into a thirty-year legacy of silence and deception perpetrated by the most powerful players in Washington. Because in times of war, the first casualty is truth. And Sandy Caine knows that the truth is the only thing that can set him free ... if it doesn't kill him first.

The Price of Love and Other Stories (Inspector Banks Novellas)

by Peter Robinson

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels. Ever since the publication of his first mystery featuring Detective Inspector Alan Banks, Peter Robinson has been steadily building a reputation for compulsively readable and perceptive novels that probe the dark side of human nature. Plumbing the territory that he has so successfully staked, The Price of Love and Other Stories includes two novellas and several stories featuring the Yorkshire policeman at his finest. In the novella "Going Back," never before published in the United States, Banks returns home for a family reunion, only to find it taking a decidedly sinister turn. In "Like a Virgin," written especially for this volume, Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led him to leave London for Eastvale. And in between, the disparate motives that move us to harm one another, from love and jealousy to greed and despair, are all explored with fascinating depth. Edgy and smart, thrilling and suspenseful, this remarkable collection is a must-have for Robinson fans-and any fan of compelling crime fiction.

The Price of Love (Inspector Banks Novellas)

by Peter Robinson

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a riveting collection of short fiction, marked by the piercing psychological insight and brilliant characterization that are hallmarks of his acclaimed novels. Ever since the publication of his first mystery featuring Detective Inspector Alan Banks, Peter Robinson has been steadily building a reputation for compulsively readable and perceptive novels that probe the dark side of human nature. Plumbing the territory that he has so successfully staked, The Price of Love and Other Stories includes two novellas and several stories featuring the Yorkshire policeman at his finest. In the novella "Going Back," never before published in the United States, Banks returns home for a family reunion, only to find it taking a decidedly sinister turn. In "Like a Virgin," written especially for this volume, Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led him to leave London for Eastvale. And in between, the disparate motives that move us to harm one another, from love and jealousy to greed and despair, are all explored with fascinating depth. Edgy and smart, thrilling and suspenseful, this remarkable collection is a must-have for Robinson fans--and any fan of compelling crime fiction.

The Price of Malice (Joe Gunther #20)

by Archer Mayor

Joe Gunther puts a murder investigation on hold to help his girlfriend solve her father's mysterious death. Torn between his conscience and his heart, Gunther finds that betrayal and loyalty are often a matter of viewpoint.

The Price of Murder

by John D. Macdonald

The Price of Murder, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. On the surface, they seem like three very different men: Danny Bronson, a cunning ex-con struggling to go straight; his brother, Lee, a former gridiron star turned college professor; and Johnny Keefler, a crooked parole officer who lives for revenge. But they all grew up in the same corner of town, a grim little slum known as "The Sink," where life is cheap and might makes right. And a story that's just as dark unfolds when their paths cross as men--at the intersection of brutal violence, illicit liaisons, a "foolproof" scam . . . and the intoxicating allure of cold, hard cash. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald "The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."--Stephen King "My favorite novelist of all time."--Dean Koontz "To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."--Kurt Vonnegut "A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."--Mary Higgins Clark

The Price of Murder (Sir John Fielding Mystery #10)

by Bruce Alexander

Sir John, a blind magistrate, and Jeremy search for clues to a murder set in 1774. Last in the Sir John Fielding mysteries, published posthumously.

The Price of Murder (Sir John Fielding Mystery #10)

by Bruce Alexander

Blind eighteenth-century London judge Sir John Fielding returns in the tenth novel of Bruce Alexander's critically acclaimed mystery series. <P> In The Price of Murder, Sir John and Jeremy are drawn deep into the notorious Seven Dials section of London, where they must contend with the most sordid inclinations of both the working class and the aristocracy. <P> When the body of a young girl is pulled from the Thames, Sir John and Jeremy begin to investigate; but the girl's mother is nowhere to be found, until Jeremy's search for clues leads him to the racetrack. There, he discovers just how dangerous the high-stakes battle is that he has gotten himself into-and, when an acquaintance of his own suddenly disappears, just how terribly steep the odds.

The Price of the Ticket

by Jim Nisbet

Pauley's done a few bad things in his life. He's been around the block quite a few times, spending most of his life inside the block. But now, age 52, he's got an honest job making high-class torture racks and other exquisite playthings for an S&M outfit in downtown San Francisco. His only real problem is he needs a new set of wheels and he's going to pick one up today, a beat up Ford from one Martin Seam. Sometimes a ticket to Hell only costs $600... nonrefundable, of course.

A Pride of Royals

by Justin Scott

From the bestselling author of Normandie Triangle, here is a romantic historical thriller about a young American naval lieutenant who almost singlehandedly changes the course of modern history. Kenneth Ash, naval attache to the American ambassador in London, is also a friend of two powerful cousin Royals who reigned during World War I-- King George of England and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. Ash's most secret mission: to kidnap a third cousin, the Czar of Russia, to make possible President Wilson's desire to bring the United States into the war on the side of the Allied powers. In pursuit of his mission, Ash gets involved with top level, murderous currents and cross-currents, involving the three European monarchs, Rasputin, the President of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt and a surpassingly lovely Russian ballerina, who is at once his greatest obstacle and most compelling ally. Here is a masterpiece of storytelling-- a stunning blend of history and fiction, featuring a very special and singular kind of American hero.

Primal Law (Executioner #344)

by Don Pendleton Mike Newton

BLOOD SACRIFICE Guatemalan rebels have discovered a new way to finance a campaign of terror. They are looting rare Mayan artifacts and selling them for millions. The location of the jungle tomb is a secret to all but the rebel army, which has tapped it as its own private war chest. Mack Bolan's mission is twofold: find the hidden ruins, then stop the pillage by whatever means necessary But he's up against an army determined to maintain its deadly hold on a lost temple and its riches.. Bolan's unerring skill in the hostile jungle makes him a formidable enemy. He's willing to face death for a just cause, but he knows the difference between a soldier's sacrifice and a suicide mission. If » the Executioner is going down, he's taking the bad guys with him.

Primal Threat

by Earl Emerson

The acclaimed, Shamus Award-winning author of the Thomas Black detective novels makes a bold departure with a thrilling outdoor adventure set in the Pacific Northwest, where a biking trip descends into a deadly battle for survival between two vengeful rivals.

Primary Justice (Ben Kincaid Series #1)

by William Bernhardt

Ben Kincaid wanted to be a lawyer to do the right thing. But when he takes a hot-shot spot in Tulsa's most prestigious law firm, Ben discovers that doing the right thing and representing his clients' interests can be mutually exclusive--in this explosive legal thriller that brings morality and temptation together in one dangerous motion.

Primary Storm

by Brendan Dubois

Every four years, the spotlight of the world turns to the tiny state of New Hampshire, as the voters in its primary help choose the next president of the United States. Usually, Lewis Cole, a magazine columnist and ex-Department of Defense research analyst, tries to stay out of the spotlight. However, when he attends a political rally for the front-running senator, gunfire breaks out, and Lewis becomes the initial suspect in the attempted assassination. With the Secret Service shadowing his every move, with his budding romance with a campaign volunteer in jeopardy, and with the threat of continued violence against him and the candidate, Lewis desperately tries to find out who set him up for the attempted killing, and who is still stalking him. Lewis is operating in the glare of the news media and among aggressive campaign rivals as he also tries to keep secret a decades-old connection with the leading presidential candidate, a secret that could have shattering consequences if revealed. Drawing on his own shadowy government background and with the assistance of his friend Felix Tinios, a man with a foot on each side of the law, Lewis dives into the unsavory world of presidential politics, where secrets are traded for favors, where votes are cast and sometimes discarded, and where a trail of bodies and broken promises can lead to the White House. Once more, DuBois brilliantly goes behind Lewis Cole's quiet existence to the flickering black shadows of his past. Are unknown plotters using his secret DoD record to kill the candidate and pin the murder on Cole? And can Cole outsmart--or outshoot--them before their plan can work?

Primary Target (Scott Dalton and Jackie Sullivan #1)

by Joe Weber

Tom Clancy called him "one of America's new thriller stars," and former Marine pilot Joe Weber has maintained his reputation for superb stories of conflict, courage, and high-speed adventure. Now, he presents a shocking new scenario as two enemies of America -- one old, one new -- join forces to bring the U.S. to its knees. As the once powerful former Soviet Union descends into social and economic collapse, a group of hard-line Communists has devised a strategy to return their country to it's former glory. In league with the most ruthless militant extremists of the Middle East, they will hatch a plot to eliminate the one person with the power to stop them -- the president of the United States. It is a scene played out many times before in the annals of international conflict -- with the same opponents squaring off in different circles. But this time, America isn't declaring war against terrorism. The terrorists are declaring war on America.

Prime Crime Holiday Bundle

by Emily Brightwell Maggie Sefton Cleo Coyle Betty Hechtman Claudia Bishop

Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle: Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has grown very fond of Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa who's been using her Village Blend as a place to warm his mittens. When she finds him brutally gunned down in a nearby alley, a few subtle clues convince her that Alfred's death was something more than the tragic result of a random mugging--the conclusion of the police. <P> Fleece Navidad by Maggie Sefton: This Yuletide, Kelly Flynn and friends are helping the town's librarian, Juliet, teach children how to knit. Juliet has fallen in love-but just as she finds happiness, death finds her, facedown in her Christmas cape. Suspicion falls on a newcomer, a widow with a puzzling past, who-some believe-was sweet on Juliet's boyfriend. But Kelly and her knitting crew aren't convinced. It's up to them to find a killer- before someone else gets fleeced.<P> Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings by Emily Brightwell: Upper Edmonton Gardens looks forward to a jolly Christmas, until one humbug sings of murder-in Mrs. Jeffries's 26th mystery. 'Tis the week before Christmas, and all through the house, every creature is stirring... But just as Inspector Witherspoon's staff prepares for the long-awaited wedding of Betsy and Smythe, a Yuletide murder falls in the Inspector's lap. <P> Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen by Emily Brightwell: A Yuletide dinner in West Brompton should have been a festive occasion, until the host, wealthy Stephen Whitfield, dropped dead before the second course. Now Mrs. Jeffries and the busy sleuths must rally in support of their Inspector -- especially since the clues are harder to find than a silver sixpence in a plum pudding.<P> A Carol for a Corpse by Caludia Bishop: For the Quilliam sisters, there's nothing jolly about this Christmas. Someone with a paintball gun is taking down inflatable Santas all over town. And Meg and Quill are near-broke. At least there's one bright star on the horizon: a big-time magazine and television show will feature the Inn. But soon the editor's husband skis to his death. Now, if the Quilliams are to save the Inn from a lawsuit, they'll need to prove this was no accident.<P> You Better Knot Die by Betty Hechtman: The bookstore where Molly Pink works is planning a huge party where the identity of a popular author will be revealed. But before the author appears, another person disappears: the husband of Molly's neighbor. When a suicide note arrives it seems the husband has jumped off the Catalina ferry, Molly smells something fishy-and she's soon hooked on unraveling another mystery.

Prime Cut (Goldy Bear #8)

by Diane Mott Davidson

A caterer's nightmare...Caterer Goldy Schulz is convinced things couldn't get worse. An unscrupulous rival is driving her out of business. An incompetent contractor has left her precious kitchen in shambles. And she has just agreed to cater a fashion shoot at a nineteenth-century mountain cabin with her mentor and old friend, French chef André Hibbard.A dash of cold-blooded murder...Together Goldy and André struggle in a hopelessly outdated kitchen to cater to a vacuous crowd of beautiful people whose personal dramas climax when a camera is pitched through a window...into the buffet. Then Goldy's contractor is found hanging in the house of one of her best friends. A second murder follows and Goldy must somehow solve a mystery and prepare for a society soirée that could make--or break--her career.A recipe for disaster...It's a mystery that involves the dead contractor's unwholesome past, a food saboteur, the theft of four historical cookbooks, and an overzealous D.A. who has suspended Goldy's detective husband, Tom, from the force. What Goldy discovers is the perfect recipe for murder. And she may be dessert!From the Paperback edition.

Prime Suspect 3

by Lynda La Plante

A drag queen named Vera Reynolds sways onstage singing "Falling in Love Again," while a sixteen-year-old boy lies dead in her fire-engulfed apartment. He was a "rent boy," a sex-for-hire street kid who catered to the tastes of special customers. It's the kind of murder Soho's vice squad sees all the time. But their prime suspect, an influential do-gooder, makes this young boy's death different--a ticking bomb able to blast open the nasty, secret lives of politicians, judges . . . and cops. Detective Jane Tennison has moved up the career ladder through sheer guts and an unstoppable passion for justice. Now, on her first day as the head of the vice squad, she's caught a case that could threaten to destroy her career. She's given a very clear message about the direction some very important people would like her investigation to take. But is she willing to play along and compromise her integrity, knowing that the murderer, a destroyer of children, is still out there? She knows she has a choice: to save her future or go after the killer like an avenging angel, and damn the consequences to hell.

Prime Suspect 3

by Lynda La Plante

A drag queen named Vera Reynolds sways onstage singing "Falling in Love Again," while a sixteen-year-old boy lies dead in her fire-engulfed apartment. He was a "rent boy," a sex-for-hire street kid who catered to the tastes of special customers. It's the kind of murder Soho's vice squad sees all the time. But their prime suspect, an influential do-gooder, makes this young boy's death different--a ticking bomb able to blast open the nasty, secret lives of politicians, judges . . . and cops. Detective Jane Tennison has moved up the career ladder through sheer guts and an unstoppable passion for justice. Now, on her first day as the head of the vice squad, she's caught a case that could threaten to destroy her career. She's given a very clear message about the direction some very important people would like her investigation to take. But is she willing to play along and compromise her integrity, knowing that the murderer, a destroyer of children, is still out there? She knows she has a choice: to save her future or go after the killer like an avenging angel, and damn the consequences to hell.

Prime Target

by Don Pendleton

A former East German Scientist has developed a missile guidance system based on the U.S. GPS system. But to make the system work, a group of terrorists must control the GPS installation on the island of Hawaii. Mack Bolan and the staff at Stony Man Farm do not know what the missiles' targets are, but they know that they must stop the terrorists at all costs. Violence. 201st novel in the "Executioner" series, 1995.

Prime Time

by Liza Marklund

On the shortest night of the year, thirteen people are due to film a prime time TV series but on the morning of Midsummer's Eve, the brightest star in Swedish television is found shot dead in a mobile control room. Newspaper reporter Annika Bengtzon is drawn into the investigation where she soon learns that one of the suspects is her best friend. As events unfold her personal life starts to take a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, there's a murderer on the loose - and a terrifying drama about to take place in the public eye.

The Prime-Time Crime (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #109)

by Franklin W. Dixon

When the Hardy's investigate a missing game show host, their investigation leads them to a tangled web of danger, deceit and dirty tricks.

The Prince of Bagram Prison

by Alex Carr

A riveting and intricate literary thriller from the author The New York Times Book Review says "speaks up in a voice that gets your attention like a rifle shot . . . clean, direct, and a little dangerous. " Army Intelligence reservist Kat Caldwell is teaching Arabic at a military college in Virginia when the order comes: Retired spy chief Dick Morrow needs to find a CIA informant who has slipped away from his handler in Spain and may be heading to Morocco. Jamal was a prisoner whom Kat interrogated when she worked at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. Having gained his trust, she is now expected to discover his whereabouts on a treacherous trail that leads from Madrid's red-light district to the slums of Casablanca. But when a British Special Forces soldier is murdered just as he is about to give testimony on the death of a Bagram detainee, Kat begins to suspect that the real story here is one of the cover-up of U. S. -sanctioned torture. And when in desperation Jamal contacts his former CIA handler, he unwittingly rekindles a bitter struggle between the one man who can save him and the one who wants him dead. Praise for Alex Carr's An Accidental American "A swift, clean, nuanced thriller . . . deeply atmospheric. " -The Seattle Times, Best Crime Novels of 2007 "Demonstrates fiction's power to follow a shard of glass from the great explosion, to examine its bloodstained edges and explore the passion, foolishness, tragedy and flawed humanity traced by its journey toward discovery . . . In this novel, we learn how to decipher the language of war, its mismanaged intent and complex ramifications. " -January Magazine, Best Books of 2007

The Prince of Beverly Hills (Rick Barron #1)

by Stuart Woods

In The Prince of Beverly Hills, Woods introduces a new character, who displays the kind of suave confidence, take-charge manner, and clever wit-under-pressure that are the hallmarks we love. Rick Barron, a sharp, capable detective on the Beverly Hills force, finds himself demoted after a run-in with a superior officer, but he soon lands a job other cops only dream about: the security detail for Centurion Pictures, one of the hottest studios in the midst of Hollywood's golden age of the late 1930s. As the protector of the studio's interests, Barron looks after the elite of filmdom's stars-among them Clete Barrow, a British leading man with a penchant for parties, and Glenna Gleason, a peach of a talent on the verge of stardom. Rick's easy charm has society columnists dubbing him "the Prince of Beverly Hills," the white knight of movie stars, until he stumbles across a murder cover-up and a blackmail scam that threaten the studio's business and may have origins with some unsavory characters. When two suspicious deaths begin to look like a double murder, and an attempt is made on someone who has become an intimate friend, Barron knows he is up against wise guys whose stakes are nothing less than do-or-die. A dicey war of nerves is on. Set in the era of high style and silver-screen romance, Woods's thoroughly entertaining new crime thriller shows us once again why he is a "master of the genre" (Los Angeles Times).

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