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In the twinkling of an eye, their lives changed forever. Husbands, wives, children, all lost in what was first called "the disappearence." Now many understand that with milllions of christians called home, the rapture has irrevocably turn the fabric of their lives. They wander, rootless and searching, in the wake of the events nearly too powerful too overwhelming to comprehend.
The latest title in the acclaimed Roger the Chapman series When Roger the Chapman discovers he has a hitherto unknown half-brother, he has mixed feelings about the matter. But when John Wedmore is accused of being the young page who, six years earlier, robbed his mistress and murdered a fellow servant, and is thrown into prison, Roger feels obliged to investigate the charge.
STONY MAN Fighting terror around the globe, the Stony Man team is a covert group only a few know exists, acting under order of the President. Dedicated to saving the innocent, these men risk everything-including their lives-to keep the peace in situations where no one else can. Extreme Recovery First an unmanned spy drone ends up in American air space and then U.S. operatives in China are killed trying to help a teen prodigy defect. Then it appears the boy might be the brains behind the spy tech. While Phoenix Force attempts to bring the teenage scientist back to the U.S. without triggering retribution from the Chinese government, Able Team's mission in Alaska to recover the drone becomes a matter of international security. Because the good guys aren't the only ones bent on retrieval. The spies are covering their trail...with lethal efficiency.
A knock on Spenser's office door can only mean one thing: a new case. This time the visitor is a local lawyer with an interesting story. Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw & Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower-- and now he's blackmailing them for money. Shaw hires Spenser to make Eisenhower "cease and desist," so to speak, but when women start turning up dead, Spenser's assignment goes from blackmail to murder. As matters become more complicated, Spenser's longtime love, Susan, begins offering some input by analyzing Eisenhower's behavior patterns in hopes of opening up a new avenue of investigation. It seems that not all of Gary's women are rich. So if he's not using them for blackmail, then what is his purpose? Spenser switches tactics to focus on the husbands, only to find that innocence and guilt may be two sides of the same coin. With its eloquently spare prose and some of the best supporting characters to grace the printed page, The Professional is further proof that "[t]here's hardly an author in the crime novel business like Parker" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
Take a character as multi-dimensional as Tony Soprano. Pair him with a mother and daughter in peril and on the run. Add a clinical psychologist tasked with helping them negotiate their new lives - a program with an agenda all its own - and the result is a book that Stephen White's peers are already calling "one of the best thrillers you will ever read" (William Bernhardt) and "an exciting ride through a dark region of law enforcement. " (Peter Abrahams). When New Orleans District Attorney Kirsten Lord and her nine-year-old daughter are imperiled by a chillingly believable death threat, Lord has no other choice but to accept the Witness Protection Program's offer to hide them in Boulder, Colorado. There, they meet program veteran Carl Luppo, a solitary mob hit man who is tormented by his former life and has nothing but time for regret. Sensing that Lord and her daughter's safety has been compromised, Luppo takes on the role of sentinel, fully realizing this might be his last shot at redemption. While Lord suspects that Luppo's warnings about the program's dark side are for her own protection and that she should believe the former assassin's instincts, the only person she can really trust is nine-years-old.
Frank and Joe investigate when a string of suspicious accidents and equipment failures threaten to put a company which manufactures computer-operated automobiles out of business.
Thriller involving U.S. Marshall's attempting to save a young woman from an evil mind-controlling cult and its charismatic leader.
Everything Has A Price. . . To dig up the truth behind the mysterious death of a senator's daughter, private investigator Rachel Anderson is going back to school. Passing herself off as a transfer student at the small, prestigious college the troubled girl last attended--funded by the powerful Shepherd's Cross Ministry--Rachel finds the secluded campus almost too idyllic, and the girls invited to participate in the "Eve's Circle" honors group too perfect. Too feminine. Too obedient. Not only obedient--completely submissive. . . . . . Especially Perfection Before long she realizes that some of the female students recruited to Shepherd's Cross have been abducted and brainwashed, not as the perfect wives Rachel imagined, but the perfect partners for men whose appetites are dark and sexual. But putting an end to the shocking operation requires more than just a cover--and it means trusting the brooding Elijah Trent, a CIA operative also working the campus from the inside. Together, they plan to expose the ministry's unspeakable secret, a crime which reaches outside U. S. borders and into the realm of pure evil. . .
In northern California, Project Prometheus, a five-billion-dollar nuclear power station-the largest in the world -has reached the final critical stages of thermal equilibrium. Momentarily, the President of the United States is going to announce to the nation that Prometheus has been activated and that this country has the solution to the energy crisis within its grasp. But deep within the reactor's central core, the factor of human error sparks that one chance in 300,000,000: Prometheus unleashes a hideous nuclear holocaust that no one can reverse.... Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M. Robinson, whose masterful and chilling ways with suspense are currently on view in The Towering Inferno, the film based in part on their first novel, The Glass Inferno, again deliver a taut story that could come from tomorrow's front pages: a story of the men and women caught up in a horrifying race in which science and technology are ultimately pushed too far and too fast.
She promised not to leave him. But some promises are made to be broken ... For a year, Juliette Monroe and her son have been on the run from her abusive ex-husband. But when he finally tracks them down, he must confront local cop Nick Corelli, who has vowed to keep Juliette and her son safe. And when sparks fly between Juliette and Nick, they know that first they must confront the madman threatening not only their blossoming love--t also their lives. . .
It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn't thrown a punch. He hasn't held, much less fired, a gun. He hasn't called his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, to back him up or get him out of trouble. All that is about to change... because of a promise. <P> The school year is almost over. Anxious families await word of college acceptances. In these last pressure-cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all-too-common and all-too-dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him: If they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him. Several nights later, the call comes at 2:00 am, and true to his word, Myron picks up one of the girls in midtown Manhattan and drives her to a quiet cul-de-sac in New Jersey where she says her friend lives. The next day, the girl's parents discover that their daughter is missing. And that Myron was the last person to see her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned nightmarishly wrong, Myron races to find her before she's gone forever. But his past will not be buried so easily - for trouble has always stalked him, and his loved ones often suffer. Now Myron must decide once and for all who he is and what he will stand up for if he is to have any hope of saving a young girl's life.
A psychologist is framed for murder by a diabolical patient in this superbly-paced, Hitchcockian thriller from the author of The Up and Comer. Dr. David Remler is a brilliant Manhattan psychologist and bestselling author. One afternoon he takes on a new patient, Samantha Kent, a beautiful woman trapped in a relationship with an abusive husband. During their sessions Remler develops more than professional feelings for Samantha--which he never acts upon. Late one night, she calls to say she has killed her husband, and intimates she may kill herself. Remler rushes to her home to find a dead man, but no one else. To skeptical police who believe he is the killer, his story doesn't add up. For starters, Samantha Kent is alive and well and looks nothing like his patient. Remler has been set up, but why--and by whom?This is the story of the ultimate frame, pitting a master manipulator against a genius of the mind--and the game has just begun.
The elite counterterrorist group known as Stony Man has one mandate: to protect good from evil; to separate those willing to live in peace from those who kill in order to fulfill their own agenda. When all hell breaks loose, the warriors of Stony Man enter the conflict knowing each battle could be their last, but the war against freedom's oppressors will continue. ... SKYFIRE Wind of a grim conspiracy comes to light, and the levels of treachery go deep into America's secret corridors of power. When the Cadre Project was created decades ago, it served to protect the U.S. government during the Cold War. Now, it's a twisted, despotic vision commandeered by a man whose hunger for power is limitless, whose plan to manufacture terror and lay a false trail of blame across the globe may find America heading into all-out world war against the old superpowers.
I had been urban-renewed right out of my office and had to move. The previous tenant had been a fortune teller.
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb takes us to the New York City of 2060, where Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces down a cop killer. Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just 'one of us.' Dallas's friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris and Coltraine had started a serious relationship, and from all accounts the two were headed for a happy future together. But someone has put an end to all that. After breaking the news to Morris, Eve starts questioning everyone from Coltraine's squad, informants, and neighbors, while Eve's husband, Roarke, digs into computer data on Coltraine's life back in Atlanta. To their shock, they discover a connection between this case and their own painful, shadowy pasts. The truth will need to be uncovered one layer at a time, starting with the box that arrives at Cop Central addressed to Eve containing Coltraine's guns, badge, and a note from her killer: 'You can have them back. Maybe someday soon, I'll be sending yours to somebody else.' But Eve Dallas doesn't take too kindly to personal threats, and she is going to break this case, whatever it takes. And that's a promise.
In a small Texas town, murder brings home the unforgotten past.Twenty years ago, as Hurricane Althea lashed Central Texas, twelve-year-old Jordan Poteet and his friends decided to ride it out in their tree house. But in the still eye of the tempest, they raced for safety--and stumbled over the body of a beautiful girl.Now, the six schoolmates who shared the grisly sight of death so long ago are being coolly murdered, one by one, day by day. By whom? Why? Unless Jordan and Police Chief Junebug Moncrief, another survivor of the storm, can answer those questions fast, it will be their turn to die. . . .From the Paperback edition.
Mystery, danger.... Gil and Connie Ferguson think they have said goodbye to all that when Gil retires from the New York City police homicide division and opens an antique shop in small, out-of-the-way Branford, New Hampshire. Gil and Connie figure they have found their quiet corner of the world, but then they discover the dead body of a fellow dealer and the F.B.I. steps in, asking the Fergusons to help snare the ringleaders of a neo-Nazi group by posing as the innocent retailers of a rare Mettlach beer stein.
After a bitter divorce, Troy Kirkwood and his five-year-old daughter, Meika, move in with his parents, Nola and Ron. Troy is a devoted father and son. During an outing with his daughter he is called away--and never returns. Nola and Ron know that something must be terribly wrong, and Meika can't stop asking where her daddy is. Four days later the police discover Troy's body, with two bullet holes in it. As soon as Vann, Troy's older brother, hears the news, he promises to find Troy's killer and bring him to justice. There's just one problem--the police have no leads and Troy had almost no enemies. To make matters worse, Troy's crack-addicted ex-wife has recently resurfaced and is demanding custody of their daughter. The Kirkwoods are not about to give up Troy's only child. But as they struggle through family court and Troy's murder investigation, it takes their combined emotional strength to keep the family intact. And they slowly begin to realize that even if Troy's murder is solved, the pain of losing a child never really goes away.
Wine merchant Tony Beach has expertly catered his latest society soiree, but the fun's over when a team of hit men crash the party...literally. The event leaves Tony with a bitter aftertaste of suspicion--and sets off a mystery that's an intoxicating blend of deception, intrigue, and murder.
Back Cover Is there life on Mars? That's what Captain John Wells and his NASA colleagues hope to discover in this second installment of the MARS HILL CLASSIFIED trilogy when they undertake an aggressive mission to the Red Planet. However, from the outset, nothing goes as planned. An uncanny prophecy coupled with an unexpected alien escort ends in a series of catastrophic events that give John plenty to think about as he makes the interminable journey back to Earth. The mysteries of Mars, woven into a complex tapestry of international intrigue, will lead him to answers even the most faithful fear. As he starts to put the pieces of the universal puzzle together, the pieces of his life fall irrevocably apart, but, as he must constantly remind himself, God does indeed have a plan for him. "The Proof has it all: imagination, action, suspense, techno-thrills, and a profound spiritual mystery. It takes off like a rocket in chapter one and sustains momentum throughout. Austin Boyd is giving us one terrific ride. Well done." -James Scott Bell, best-selling author of Presumed Guilty A Navy pilot, nuclear weapons officer, and spacecraft engineer, AUSTIN BOYD flew three thousand hours in war and peacetime operations, designed satellites, and invented classified devices to track terrorists. A NASA Astronaut Finalist, he ultimately served as the Navy's Director of Space Plans and Policy before retiring to Huntsville, Alabama, where he lives with his wife of twenty- seven years, Cindy, and their four children. The Proof is the second novel in his MARS HILL CLASSIFIED series.
When his long-lost love and new bride Clara was brutally murdered in an Austrian mountain chateau while they were on their honeymoon, super-sleuth and undercover operative Roland Troy quit chasing criminals and retreated to the backwoods of Vermont. But when his old friend and former partner McKenzie Rockett travels all the way from Florida to ask a favor, Troy knows he can't say no to solving one last homicide. Troy is partnered with beautiful, ex-model Angela Becker, a superb undercover cop in her own right. The two of them quickly find that they are on the trail of an ongoing international conspiracy that has spanned decades and generations.
It's been almost a full year since Andrew and Evie's mom disappeared, and the twins are determined to find her. They've been following her trail, decoding the clues she's left them. And that trail is drawing them closer to their mother than ever before. But now the Company is on to the fact that Mom is communicating with the twins -- and they'll do anything to get to her first. The Company's agents are desperate to intercept Mom's messages. It's up to Andrew and Evie to stop them -- and to find Mom before her enemies do.
National Book Award winner Pete Hautman delivers a fast-paced mystery set in the torrid, unforgiving Southwestern desert, where the stakes are sky high and all bets are off. Peeky Kane is a prop player at an Arizona casino owned by the Santa Cruz tribe. Her job is to play poker. She makes a handsome living off the suckers who populate the card room. Life is sweet. But something's not right at Casino Santa Cruz. When Peeky inadvertently finds herself in a fixed game and comes away a couple thousand dollars richer, she finds herself drawn unwittingly toward the dark side of professional poker. Peeky has always thought of herself as a straight shooter, but now things aren't so clear. And they're about to get a lot murkier. When a band of clown-masked robbers makes off with millions of the casino's dollars and leaves behind four corpses, Peeky recognizes one of the robbers as a casino employee, and fears that one of her closest loved ones might also be involved. That same day, Peeky's son-in-law turns up to tell her that Jaymie, her beloved daughter, has been stealing money from Peeky for years to feed a crack habit. Numb from these revelations, Peeky is compelled to action by an unlikely source when the most powerful member of the Santa Cruz tribe calls upon her to help him save his troubled casino. Peeky must draw on her years of reading poker faces and playing the odds to save the casino, her daughter, and herself.
The Secret Histories novels deliver "a terrific, adventurous blend of genres...[and] high-octane heroism," (SFRevu) wrapped up in a thrilling and dangerous supernatural world that only New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green could dream up.... Call me Drood, Eddie Drood. Some know me as Shaman Bond and most simply don't want to know me at all. For centuries, my family has been keeping the things that lurk on the darker side of existence as far away as possible from humans like you, without you even knowing we're there. Unfortunately for us, not everybody appreciates what we Droods do. Recently, I personally managed to survive yet another attempt on my life, but the rest of my relatives weren't so lucky. My parents are missing in action. My grandfather has been murdered. And the future of my family lies in the iron grasp of the Lady Faire, an incredibly seductive, mysterious, and powerful being. She possesses an ancient object that can save them. I have to steal it from her. Easy enough to say, difficult--and very, very dangerous--to do...
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