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Chloe Marin was lucky. She was just a teenager when a beachside party mansion turned into a bloodbath. According to authorities, the killers were later found dead in the swamp. Chloe's not so sure.Ten years later, as a psychologist consulting with the cops, she gets drawn in to the disappearance of a swimsuit model. Everyone assumes the girl ran off for some fun in the sun-everyone but Chloe, who's been visited by the model's ghost.Someone else is interested in the dead girl: Luke Cane, a P.I. investigating the disappearance for her father. Chloe and Luke barely trust one another, but they agree on the important things-they will bend the law to catch these killers, and there is an undeniable attraction between them.When another mass murder occurs, Chloe's beginning to think her presence is no longer a coincidence....
Killing Eyes - they carry with them the murderous will of their donor, they create terrifying dreams, they obsess a woman and torture a man, in a nightmare of blood and terror.
Six years ago, lawyer Theodore Glenn was convicted of brutally murdering four strippers in San Diego. But as he was dragged from the courtroom, he made a vehement promise to kill all those who testified against him. Robin McKenna, a former stripper, had shared a stage with all four of the victims. Over the last six years Robin's worked hard to turn her life around, transforming the strip joint where she once worked with her friends into an upscale bar. Self-defence courses, a good security team - and the fact that Glenn is rotting on Death Row in San Quentin have helped her to feel safe again. But not a day goes by when Robin doesn't think of her friends. Or - if she's honest - of homicide detective Will Hooper, the man who put Glenn behind bars. Their fledgling relationship had not survived beyond Glenn's trial. But when a freak earthquake hits California, Theodore Glenn escapes San Quentin. Convicted of four murders, he knows he's guilty of only three and is determined to find out who framed him for the fourth, whilst systematically eradicating all those who put him in prison.
Don Cormack was one of the last missionaries to leave Cambodia in the 1970s and one of the first to return. He tells the story of the struggles of the Cambodian Christians to survive under persecution.
Investigating the killings of a social worker and the chief suspect in the case, the Glasgow Police Division P follow a winding trail of murder, blackmail, and corruption to a 30-year-old fraud that could very well shake the city to its foundations. ANNOTATION Social worker Pam MacArthur had a talent for making enemies and wasn't missed much when she disappeared. After her body is found eight months later and another grisly murder is revealed, Ray Sussock of Glasgow's P Division begins to unravel the shocking secret that will lead him to a cool, collected killer. Martin's Press. FROM THE PUBLISHER After a motorist swerves to avoid hitting an animal in the road, he accidentally discovers a decomposed corpse sans head and hands in the garden of a house in one of Glasgow's more prestigious suburbs. For the Glasgow's P division, the first task is to identify the body - which eventually turns out to be that of one Pam McArthur, a social worker with a talent for making enemies. Following a trail that she left behind, the Glasgow Police Division P begins to uncover the secret that got Pam McArthur killed. The investigation leads them to an East End housing project, and when Wayne Petty, one of the chief suspects, is murdered after talking to the police, the P Division feels the urgency to wrap this one up. Murder, blackmail, and corruption lead the police to uncover a massive thirty-year-old fraud that, if made public, would shake the city down to its foundations. FROM THE CRITICS BookList - Emily Melton The discovery of a woman's headless corpse sets Glasgow's famous "P" division on its latest case. Sussock and Reynolds, first on the scene, are doggedly determined to discover who murdered the young woman. Their persistence pays off when they find that the victim was an activist called Pam McArthur who had a bad habit of saying the wrong things to the wrong people at the wrong times. A second violent death--this time a stabbing--leads the investigators to a crumbling high-rise apartment block, where, as it turns out, Pam had stumbled onto a years-old scandal involving fraudulent contractors, crooked engineers, and a multimillion-dollar building scam. Turnbull's police procedurals have received high praise from readers and critics alike for their gritty realism, deft prose, and riveting plots. His latest is another fine example of all three of those elements. Outstanding crime fiction.
Over a period of four years, Dennis Nilsen brutally murdered 15 men. He kept them as companions, talking to them and dressing them; then he buried them under his floor or dismembered them and flushed them down the plumbing. Clogged pipes led authorities to uncover Nilsen's gruesome madness--the largest case of mass murder in England's history.
A terrible secret haunts Dr. Jama Keith. But she must return to her past--her hometown of River Dance, Missouri--and risk exposure. She owes a debt to the town for financing her dreams. If only she can avoid ex-fianceacute; Terell Mercer--but River Dance is too small for that. When Terell's niece is abducted by two of the FBI's most wanted, Jama can't refuse to help--Terell's family were like kin to her for many years. The search for young Doriann could cost Terell and Jama their lives. But revealing her secret shame to the man she loves scares Jama more than the approaching danger. . . .
It's nearly six months since our country was invaded. We've lived in a war zone since January, and now it's July. So short a time, so long a time . . . I'm an expert on fear now. I think I've felt every strong feeling there is: love, hate, jealousy, rage. But fear's the greatest of them all. Nothing reaches inside and grabs you by the guts the way fear does. Nothing else possesses you like that. It's a kind of illness, a fever, that takes you over. Ellie and her friends return from a camping trip to find their country at war. Learning together, they fight back - battling fear, rage, and the invading army that has stolen their land, seized their homes, taken their families, and destroyed their future. Continuing the story begun in Tomorrow When the War Began and The Dead of Night, John Marsden paints a shockingly realistic portrait of teenagers who take great risks to defend what is theirs.
A terrible secret haunts Dr. Jama Keith. But she must return to her past& her hometown of River Dance, Missouri and risk exposure. She owes a debt to the town for financing her dreams. If only she can avoid Terell Mercer but River Dance is too small for that.When Terell's niece is abducted by two of the FBI's most wanted, Jama can't refuse to help Terell's family were like kin to her for many years. The search for young Doriann could cost Terell and Jama their lives. But revealing her secret shame to the man she loves scares Jama more than the approaching danger.
American and Russian intelligence agencies have picked up chatter on a French cyberterrorist group that first came to prominence as masters of small-scale carnage before being driven underground. Newly reorganized, they are better funded, possess more firepower and have set their sights on bigger targets. Mack Bolan teams up with a beautiful Russian agent in a violent pursuit where every second counts. The trail leads from Paris to the U. S. in a breakneck race to stop a sophisticated cyberassault on Yankee Stadium. It is the strike that could ultimately wipe out the world's information systems. All that stands between global anarchy and chaos is a warrior driven by a relentless quest for justice.
The machinations of a new supervisor may have altered Gil Grissom's team of skillful CSIs, as Catherine Willows, Nick Stokes, and Warrick Brown are reassigned from the graveyard shift to the swing shift. That doesn't mean, however, that their paths will never cross. During the course of their separate investigations, the teams must unite again to investigate two distinct murders -- atrocities that are oddly aligned as they share much of the same collective evidence. Despite the different M. O. s, the CSIs are uncovering two wildly imperfect crimes that could possibly add up to an almost perfect one. . .
Book 5 of the Beulah Quintet. Set in 1978 a woman returns to her West Virginia home after 20 years, seeking to discover the story behind her brother's death.
Mack Bolan is on a covert mission in Afghanistan when the body of an American soldier goes missing following an ambush. Bolan is determined to get the fallen soldier back on American soil, but the Taliban forces who stole the body have their own plans--and an honorable burial is not one of them. With more U.S. soldiers killed along the trail and the Taliban planning to execute a group of innocent women and children in an effort to disgrace the American troops, Bolan knows every second counts. The Executioner has only one chance to stop the ruthless plan, and nothing is going to stand in his way.
Caspar Rashid, born and bred in England but with family ties to a Bedouin tribe, asks Sean Dillon for help when his father kidnaps his 13-year-old daughter and takes her to Iraq, to be married to a man known as the Hammer of God, one of the Mideast's most feared terrorists.
Kate is out crewing on Old Sam's Tender. While the fishermen are on strike a murder is committed and Kate must figure out who did the killing.
FINAL ASSAULT Running on sheer nerve and raw fury, Johnny Bolan faces a difficult challenge: find his brother. It's the grim endgame in a campaign to take down a rogue Caribbean dictator and his puppet masters: a cartel of global predators bankrolling a revolution for profit. On a relentless sweep to take out the major heavies, the Bolan brothers have exacted a steep price in enemy blood, but the tab is getting longer by the hour, with Johnny and a gutsy lady Fed prepared to collect in full on the small island nation where it all began. And if they're too late to save the Executioner, vengeance will be scorched earth all the way.
Imagine waking up covered in blood--but it's not your blood. There's a nasty bump on your head, and you can't remember a thing about last night. The morning paper reports that two young women were brutally murdered. You recognize their names. Pieces of the night before come back to you through the haze. And now you're the suspect in their grisly deaths. Welcome to Charlie's world. In this heart-pounding thriller, only the dead know what happened last night. On the run, Charlie suspects a man named Cyris, but no one believes that Cyris exists. Not the police and not Charlie's ex-wife Jo, though she wants to trust that the man she once loved is innocent. Soon, Charlie has Jo bound and gagged in the trunk of his car, fleeing across the countryside while the killing hour approaches yet again. Originally published in 2007 in Cleave's native New Zealand, The Killing Hour represents the early, "pulse-pounding" (Publishers Weekly) work of a writer known the world over for a style that combines gruesome thrills with clever twists and a heavy dose of devilish humor. Cleave keeps us guessing until the last page of this fantastic psychological thriller.
Behind the peaceful facade of the town lie different faces of evil. As Mark is pulled into a snare of deadly vengeance from a killer who has nothing to lose, he must confront some passionate truths about the end of childhood, young love...and murderous hate.
When Guy Fletcher scoffs at a feeble joke he overhears in his local pub, he finds himself, in quick succession, head-butted and struck by an idea. Is it possible to trace a joke all the way back to its original source?
Not all angels are divine...As TV reporter Riley Spartz discovers a serial killer drawing chalk outlines shaped like angels around the bodies of his victims, she unearths an eerie legend dating back nearly a century. Tracking clues to an Iowa cemetery, Riley finds an infamous Black Angel monument that may be connected to the string of homicides throughout the Midwest. Now she is up against a delusional young man who believes the statue is urging him to kill. The local police are convinced the killer has left their territory and Riley's boss is convinced viewers are tired of hearing about so much crime, but a personal connection with the latest victim, Kate Warner, makes Riley determined to solve the case. Riley also gets the scoop on a dog left locked in a hot car. Her pet-loving news director is crazy about this story, but the dog owner goes crazy, too. Is he now stalking Riley? Or has the angel-killer put Channel 3's top investigator on his hit list? Yearning for love and ratings, it's unsure whether Riley will find either before the killer finds her. When she meets a mysterious stranger, Riley must decide whether he is her guardian angel or an angel of death. The answer doesn't come until a graveyard confrontation where the dead are the only witnesses.
There's a dead man in Mike Hammer's chair, and his secretary is unconscious, so Mike decides to do a bit of investigating.
Alice Loudon has it all: a devoted boyfriend, a marvelous circle of friends, a challenging job as a research scientist. Then one morning, on her way to work, she exchanges a lingering look with a man so devastatingly attractive he takes her breath away. Adam Tallis is the essence of every female fantasy -- a daring mountain climber who has been hailed as a hero. As a lover, he is more passionate than Alice's wildest imaginings. Soon, there isn't anything or anyone she wouldn't give up to stay by his side. Now, all she has is Adam, and life with this stranger will take her to new heights of madness...and fear.
First you drink, then you DIEThe Nightcap Strangler, who terrorized the town of Shadow Falls sixteen years ago, has finally been executed. Case closed. Until Bryan Kendall's lover is murdered in the notorious killer's unique style and the rookie cop stands accused. Has someone committed the perfect copycat crime...or was the wrong man put to death?A continent away, Dawn Jones hears that her first love has been accused of murder and knows that only she can help him. But to do so, she'll have to face the very fears that drove them apart.Together they'll work to uncover secrets someone's willing to kill to keep, and renew a love as dangerous as it is inevitable. And their best lead is the girl found dead in Bryan's bed, reeking of the whiskey poured down her throat before her killer squeezed it shut.A killer who thinks that Dawn, too, could use one last drink...
Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece brilliantly depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century.
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