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Kill Fee (Stevens and Windermere #3)

by Owen Laukkanen

The new Stevens and Windermere novel from one of the most dazzlingly acclaimed new writers in crime fiction.<P> The billionaire picked a heck of a way to die. On a beautiful Saturday in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, state investigator Kirk Stevens and FBI special agent Carla Windermere, witness the assassination of one of the state's wealthiest men. The shooter is a young man, utterly unremarkable...except for the dead look in his eyes.<P> And it's only the beginning. The events of that sunny springtime day will lead Stevens and Windermere across the country, down countless blind alleys, and finally to a very flourishing twenty-first century enterprise: a high-tech murder-for-hire social media website. But just who has the dead-eyed shooter targeted next...and who's choosing his victims?

Kill for Me

by M. William Phelps

His Target Aspiring model Sandee Rozzo's big mistake was being kind to Timothy 'Tracey' Humphrey. After Rozzo refused the 'roided-up ex-con's advances, she described how he imprisoned, raped, and brutalized her for two days. When the courageous woman pledged to testify against him, Humphrey knew he had to silence her . . . His Weapon That's when he turned to 19-year-old Ashley Laney. She had fallen in love with Humphrey, her personal trainer, and would do anything for him. On their wedding night, he made a strange request-one that would end with eight gunshot wounds and a dead body. His Scheme The police knew Humphrey was the likely suspect, but he had an alibi for the time of the shooting. How could they prove that, even if he didn't pull the trigger, he was the manipulative psychopath behind Sandee's murder? It would all come down to a prison escape, a manhunt for a killer, and an explosive trial . . .

Kill Game

by Francine Pascal

The greatest weapon against a serial killer? A girl with no fear. Gaia Moore isn't like anyone else in the world. She's trained in ten different martial arts. She has a sharp mind, and an even sharper tongue. As a teenager she cut class to bust gang members and drug dealers on the streets of New York City. And now Gaia's been recruited to join the world's leading crime-fighting organization. At FBI training camp in Quantico, Gaia will become a part of an unparalleled team. She'll learn the strict codes and procedures of the FBI. She'll be pushed to her body and mind's utmost limits. She'll learn how to hunt serial killers. And she will catch one.

Kill Him Twice

by Richard S. Prather

It was a bright and shiny Beverly Hills afternoon when Shell Scott opened his door to find intrigue lying at the foot of his apartment...in the form of a corpse! Just another day in the sun for the private eye with a nose for danger. He's got to dodge bullets and bounce Beverly Hills beauties in his search for the thug that interrupted his afternoon nap before someone puts him to sleep permanently. Now the only way this private dick is going to cop z's is by pouncing on this perpetrator and making sure to kill him not just once...

Kill Khalid

by Paul Mcgeough

"[P]roviding a fly-on-the-wall vantage of the rising diplomatic panic that sent shudders through world capitals" (Toronto Star), Kill Khalid unfolds as a masterpiece of investigative journalism. In 1997, the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad poisoned Hamas leader Khalid Mishal in broad daylight on the streets of Amman, Jordan. As the little-known Palestinian leader slipped into a coma, the Mossad agents' escape was bungled and the episode quickly spiraled into a diplomatic crisis. A series of high-stakes negotiations followed, which ultimately saved Mishal and set the stage for his phenomenal political ascendancy.In Kill Khalid, acclaimed reporter Paul McGeough reconstructs the history of Hamas through exclusive interviews with key players across the Middle East and in Washington, including unprecedented access to Mishal himself, who remains to this day one of the most powerful and enigmatic figures in the region. A "sobering reminder of how little has been achieved during sixty years of Israeli efforts in Palestine" (Kirkus), Kill Khalid tracks Hamas's political fortunes across a decade of suicide bombings, political infighting, and increasing public support, culminating in the battle for Gaza in 2007 and the current-day political stalemate.

Kill Me If You Can

by James Patterson Marshall Karp

Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge. Trailing him is the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate. There's only one small problem: the diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing. Now, the Ghost is on Bannon's trail--but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever. From "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) comes a high-speed, high-stakes, winner-take-all thrill ride of adrenaline-fueled suspense.

Kill Me Twice

by Roxanne St. Claire

From bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire comes a sensational new novel of dangerous desires, dark deceptions -- and one drop-dead gorgeous bodyguard. WATCH YOUR BACK Alex Romero is the hottest "Bullet Catcher" in the business. Tall, dark, and deadly if necessary, this high-priced bodyguard's got the muscle and the moves -- especially when it comes to the ladies. Alex can keep his beautiful clients out of danger, but sometimes they can't keep their hands off of him. Now Alex has one last chance to prove he belongs among the elite force known as The Bullet Catchers, but his assignment is stacked...against him. WATCH YOUR HEART Private investigator Jasmine Adams is fiercely independent and fearless under pressure -- she doesn't need some hunk-for-hire's help to catch the creep stalking her twin sister. But when Jazz uncovers bigger forces targeting her sister for death, she's glad to have Alex's brain and brawn handy. From the steamy streets of Miami to the sultry beaches of Key West, Alex and Jazz try to fight temptation as they race to keep a madman from fulfilling his promise to kill not just once, but twice. And some temptations are too powerful to resist.... First in the new "Bullet Catchers" series by Roxanne St. Claire

Kill or Cure (Destroyer #11)

by Warren Murphy Richard Sapir

A plot designed by the U.S. top-secret agency, CURE, to dispose of a certain corrupt politician, is revealed. The agency must be dismantled before greater suspicions arise and one of the top leaders, The Destroyer, is finally destroyed himself.

The Kill Order

by Robin Burcell

What you don't know can kill you . . . FBI Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick knows nothing about the Devil's Key, except that her father was involved in its theft twenty years ago and was murdered as a result. The Devil's Key, a list of seemingly random, supposedly indecipherable numbers, poses an immediate threat to national security--and anyone caught with this code in their possession is terminated with extreme prejudice. Sydney, unaware of the standing kill order, only just recovered the list and turned it over to her superiors--but not before making a copy.What you do know can kill you . . . Now the hard drive containing the list's data has been compromised and two civilians are dead. But Sydney's not the only one in danger. When a young woman with eidetic memory sees the numbers, Sydney and her partner, Zachary Griffin, must protect her--and what she knows--at all costs. For if the code falls into enemy hands, it could devastate the entire country's infrastructure--and even ignite a world war.

The Kill (Predator #3)

by Allison Brennan

Her worst nightmare brought back to life, she risks everything for a second shot at justice. For thirty years, FBI scientist Olivia St. Martin has lived with guilt and one abiding certainty-that while she wasn't able to save her sister's life, she did testify and helped to convict the rapist and killer. When shocking new evidence exonerates the man Olivia is sure she saw abduct her sister, she breaks every rule in the book to uncover the truth. Driven by the possibility that she put the wrong man behind bars, Olivia discovers that a serial killer has been at large all these years. Believing that the monster has just struck again in Seattle, Olivia leaves her lab and poses as a field agent, sharing her unofficial investigation with a hardworking Seattle cop. Olivia doesn't want to lie to detective Zack Travis. And she certainly doesn't want to fall in love. But as the investigation intensifies, Olivia and Zack find that they're rapidly losing control-over their hearts, their secrets, and a case that threatens to consume them.

Kill Ratio

by David Drake Janet Morris

A plague which carefully chooses its victims is mercilessly wiping out entire bloodlines. Only Sam Yates can stop it. He's seen his share of action in Earth wars, but he's never seen anything like the slaughter that has now begun.

The Kill Riff

by David J. Schow

Lucas Ellington seeks to avenge his daughter's death at a rock concert by destroying band members one by one. The last one left alive is forced to live up to a macho image by stalking his stalker in return.

Kill Shot

by Don Pendleton

The terror begins with ruthless precision when the clock strikes noon, gunfire ringing out in major cities along the east coast. As blood spills across the country, Bolan sets his crosshairs on their nightmare agenda.

Kill Shot

by Vince Flynn

#1 internationally bestselling author Vince Flynn delivers the young, hungry, and lethal Mitch Rapp at the onset of his career as a CIA superagent.In the year since the CIA trained and then unleashed him, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each swift and untraceable kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians in the Pan Am Lockerbie attack become increasingly aware that someone is hunting them. Rapp is given his next target, and finds the man asleep in his bed in Paris. In the split second it takes the bullet to leave Rapp's silenced pistol, the trap is sprung and he finds himself in the fight of his life. The next morning, nine bodies are discovered in one of Paris's finest hotels--among them the Libyan oil minister. Back in Washington the finger-pointing begins in earnest as no one wants any part in what has become an international crisis and potential embarrassment for the CIA. Rapp's handlers have only one choice--deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way. Rapp must avoid capture or die quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving such important things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and Stan Hurley will not allow Rapp to be taken alive by the French authorities, even if it means killing him. Operating on his own and outside the control of his handlers, it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp. In Flynn's newest page-turner, the stakes are higher than they've ever been as Mitch Rapp embarks on the journey that will turn him into America's most deadly asset. The nonstop action in this shockingly realistic political thriller will keep your pulse pounding till the very end.

Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp #2)

by Vince Flynn

#1 internationally bestselling author Vince Flynn delivers the young, hungry, and lethal Mitch Rapp at the onset of his career as a CIA superagent.In the year since the CIA trained and then unleashed him, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each swift and untraceable kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians in the Pan Am Lockerbie attack become increasingly aware that someone is hunting them. Rapp is given his next target, and finds the man asleep in his bed in Paris. In the split second it takes the bullet to leave Rapp's silenced pistol, the trap is sprung and he finds himself in the fight of his life. The next morning, nine bodies are discovered in one of Paris's finest hotels--among them the Libyan oil minister. Back in Washington the finger-pointing begins in earnest as no one wants any part in what has become an international crisis and potential embarrassment for the CIA. Rapp's handlers have only one choice--deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way. Rapp must avoid capture or die quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving such important things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and Stan Hurley will not allow Rapp to be taken alive by the French authorities, even if it means killing him. Operating on his own and outside the control of his handlers, it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp. In Flynn's newest page-turner, the stakes are higher than they've ever been as Mitch Rapp embarks on the journey that will turn him into America's most deadly asset. The nonstop action in this shockingly realistic political thriller will keep your pulse pounding till the very end.

Kill Switch

by Greene Neal Jonathan Baer

Claire Waters is a dedicated forensic psychiatrist with unnervingly personal insights into the criminal mind. Haunted by a disturbing childhood incident, Claire has always been drawn to those rare "untreatable" patients who seem to have no conscience or fear. But one shocking case could make or break her career-and it's waiting for her in the psychiatric wing of New York City's Rikers Island. Quimby is a deranged inmate whose boyish good looks hide a sordid history of dysfunction and abuse, and he triggers something in Claire she'd rather not face. As she tries to unlock Quimby's past, she leaves herself dangerously vulnerable. When the case propels her into the mind of another killer-a homicidal maniac who's watching her every move-it could only end in madness, or murder, or both¿ Brilliantly constructed and breathtakingly suspenseful, Kill Switch is a masterful combination of murder, mystery, and modern forensics- and a stunning debut from a spectacular writing team

Kill the Cowboy: A Battle of Mythology in the New West

by Sharman Apt Russell

On ranching, environmentalism, and change -- life and thought in the West, seen through the eyes of some of the players.

Kill the Dead (Sandman Slim, Book 2)

by Richard Kadrey

Supernatural fantasy's best antihero returns, in the high-octane follow-up to Richard Kadrey's acclaimed Sandman Slim. James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend's murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. It's a depressing gig, but it pays for your beer and cigarettes. But in L.A., things can always get worse. Like when Lucifer comes to town to supervise his movie biography and drafts Stark as his bodyguard. Sandman Slim has to swim with the human and inhuman sharks of L.A.'s underground power elite. That's before the murders start. And before he runs into the Czech porn star who isn't quite what she seems. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark's forever. Death bites. Life is worse. All things considered, Hell's not looking so bad.

Kill the Messenger

by Tami Hoag

At the end of long, hard day battling LA street traffic and a threatening storm, bike messenger Jace Damon is called on to make one last pick up at a sleazy defense attorney's office - Leonard Lowell. Jace is tired, stressed and needs to get home to check up on his little brother who he's single-handedly bringing up. Jace makes the pick up and sets out for the delivery address, which turns out to be a vacant lot. As if his day hadn't been tough enough, out of nowhere a car appears and tries to run him...

Kill the Messenger

by Maria Armoudian

This wide-ranging, insightful book will make readers keenly aware of the media's power, while underscoring the role that we all play in fostering a media climate that cultivates a greater sense of humanity, cooperation, and fulfillment of human potential. In the spring of 1994, after decades of intermarrying and living in relative harmony with each other, Rwandan Hutus, en masse, went on a murderous rampage against their Tutsi neighbors. By the end of just three months, nearly three-quarters of the entire Tutsi population had been exterminated. This swift, appalling genocide followed a relentless propaganda campaign broadcast from government-controlled radio, which for over three years had demonized Rwandan Tutsis. What role do the media have in creating the conditions for atrocities such as occurred in Rwanda? Conversely, can the media be used to preserve democracy and safeguard the human rights of all citizens in a diverse society? How will the media, now global in scope, affect the fate of the planet itself. The author explores these intriguing questions and more in this in-depth examination of the media's power to either help or harm. She begins by documenting how the media were used to spread a contagion of hate in three deadly conflicts: Rwanda, Nazi Germany, and the former Yugoslavia. She then turns to areas of the world where the media acted constructively--by aiding the peace process in Northern Ireland, rebuilding democracy in Chile, bridging ethnic divides in South Africa, improving the lot of women in Senegal, and boosting transparency and democratization in Mexico and Taiwan. Finally, she explains how the media interact with psychological and cultural forces to impact perceptions, fears, peer-pressure, "groupthink," and the creation of heroes and villains.

Kill the Ones You Love

by Robert Scott

A fast-paced, unforgettable real-life thriller. --Sue RussellFamily On The Run A handsome, married young father and former deputy sheriff, Gabriel Morris looked like the picture of respectability. When his mother and her boyfriend were found brutally murdered in their pleasant Oregon seaside home, authorities were shocked to find a trail leading to him. Soon, police in several states were caught up in a riveting chase as Gabriel, with family in tow, went on a cross-country crime spree. No one knew if his wife, Jessica, was a victim or accomplice;or if his four-year-old daughter was in jeopardy. In a gracious Virginia suburb, a SWAT team swooped down on the renegade family and ended their wild, dangerous ride. What followed was even more shocking, as the story of how Gabriel Morris ended up on the wrong side of the law took investigators on a dark journey into the heart of a killer. . . Includes 16 pages of dramatic photos. Praise for Robert ScottCompelling and shocking. . . a ground-breaking book. --Robert K. Tanenbaum on Shattered InnocenceScott grabs the reader's attention. --Reviewing the Evidence

Kill Time

by T. J. Macgregor

Nowhere To Run. . . Nora McKee has never forgotten the terrible day her mother was abducted by government agents and "disappeared. " Now, its happening again. In a crowded café on an ordinary street, theyve come for her husband, Jake, a man who knows too much. And the last thing he says to Nora before he vanishes is a chilling warning. . . Run, Nora, run. . . Nowhere To Hide. . . Alone and hunted by a shadow organization that will stop at nothing to find her, Nora is in a fight for survival far more important than she knows. For she is a link to a discovery beyond all human imagining. . . a brilliant experiment that has suddenly crossed the line into uncontrollable nightmare. . . Nowhere Is Safe. . . "Plenty of suspense here. . . " --John Lutz T. J. MacGregor is the author of more than twenty-five thrillers, including the popular Tango Key series. In 2003, she won the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award for Out of Sight. She lives in South Florida with her husband, novelist Rob MacGregor, their daughter, and assorted pets.

Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned

by Kinky Friedman

Walter Snow is doomed. He stares at the blank pages in his typewriter, hoping for the spark that will finally ignite his ambition to write the Great Armenian Novel. And then he meets Clyde Potts. She is beautiful, intelligent, charming, perhaps psychic, and, for better or worse, very possibly unbalanced. With Potts's joie de vivre and her certified-insane partner in crime, Fox Harris, Snow is caught up in a series of pranks against corporate sprawl that they execute with a bit of booze and some wacky tobaccy from Australia known as Malabimbi Madness. Things quickly spin out of control as the trio's ultimate, diuretically inspired prank leads to an unexpected, shocking conclusion, and Walter is left to wonder if the only things you ever keep in this life are the things you let slip through your fingers.

Kill Zone (Code Name Series #7)

by William W. Johnstone

The world is stunned when a cocaine king begins his own country built on drugs, misery, and blood. Barrone and his team are to pay a visit to this new country and take out the drug king.

The Kill Zone (Kirk McGarvey Series #9)

by David Hagberg

Capping a twenty-five year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, Kirk McGarvey has been named the agencys interim director by the President of the United States.But what should be the culmination of McGarveys career has activated a twenty-year-old Russian plot. The Cold War is over, but McGarvey is still a target for assassination.Step by inexorable step the assassin is awakened from a sleeper state. Brainwashed by KGB doctors to pull the trigger, the killer has unknowingly awaited a signal that has finally arrived.Its becoming clear to McGarvey and his associates that the killer is someone within his inner circle.A personal friend.Someone very close.Whom can McGarvey trust? Can he even trust himself?

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