Strip Jack by Ian Rankin Gregor Jack, MP, well-liked, young, married to the fiery Elizabeth - to the outside world a very public success story. But Jack's carefully nurtured career plans take a tumble after a 'mistake' during a police raid on a notorious Edinburgh brothel. Then Elizabeth disappears, a couple of bodies float into view where they shouldn't, and a lunatic speaks from his asylum...Initially Rebus is sympathetic to the MP's dilemma - who hasn't occasionally succumbed to temptation - but with the disappearance of Jack's wife the glamour surrounding the popular young man begins to tarnish. Someone wants to strip Jack naked and Rebus wants to know why...Read More...Hide Pages: 279
Rough Justice by Jack Higgins The master of the game is back, with another pulse-pounding adventure featuring the unstoppable Sean Dillon.
Whilst checking up on the volatile situation in Kosovo the US President's right-hand man Blake Johnson meets Major Harry Miller, a member of the British Cabinet. Miller is there doing his own checks for the British Prime Minister.
When both men get involved with a group of Russian soldiers about to commit an atrocity, Miller puts and end to the scuffle with a bullet in the forehead of the ring-leader.
But this action has dire consequences not only for Miller and Johnson but their associates too, including Britain's Sean Dillon, and all the way to the top of the British, Russian and United States governments.
Death begets death, and revenge leads only to revenge, and before the chain reaction of events is over, many will be dead...
The Know by Martina Cole Joanie Brewer's children mean the world to her. She'd do anything to make sure they're fed and clothed - even if It means going on the game - and she lives in constant fear that one of them will be taken from her. Eighteen-year-old Jon Jon is knee-deep in crime, and Jeanette, only fourteen, knows more than is good for her. But it's Kira who really scares her for in a world where no one is to be trusted, her eleven-year-old angel is the most vulnerable to danger.
Then Kira disappers and Joanie's darkest fears are realised. She thinks she knows what's happened to her little girl, and her obsession to uncover the truth threatens to destroy them all.Read More...Hide Pages: 629
Daddy's Little Girl by Mary Higgins Clark Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-old sister, Andrea was murdered. Ellie's testimony was vital to the conviction of Rob Westerfield, son of a wealthy, prominent family. Twenty-two years later Ellie remains convinced of Westerfield's guilt. When he is released on parole and attempts to prove himself the victim of a miscarriage of justice, Ellie begins work on a book she believes will prove Westerfield's guilt beyond doubt. As she delves deeper into her research, she uncovers horrifying facts that shed new light on her sister's murder. And with each new discovery she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer...Read More...Hide Pages: 352
Faithless by Karin Slaughter A walk in the woods takes a sinister turn for police chief Jeffrey Tolliver and medical examiner Sara Linton when they stumble across the body of a young girl. Secreted in the ground, all the initial evidence indicates that she has, quite literally, been scared to death. But as Sara begins an autopsy, something even more horrifying comes to light.Read More...Hide Pages: 560
A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin Two seventeen-year-olds are killed by an ex-Army loner who has gone off the rails. As Detective Inspector John Rebus puts it, 'there's no mystery...except the why'. But this question takes Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. Army investigators are on the scene, and won't be shaken off. The killer had friends and enemies to spare and left behind a legacy of secrets and lies. Rebus has more than his share of personal problems, too. He's fresh out of hospital, hands heavily bandaged, and he won't say how it happened. Could there be a connection with a house-fire and the unfortunate death of a petty criminal who had been harassing Rebus's colleague Siobhan Clarke? Rebus's bosses seem to think so...Read More...Hide Pages: 400
Double Cross by James Patterson Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game--this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.
A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There's only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience.
As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he's after is a genius of terror--and he's after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings--and he'll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington D.C. has ever seen.
Rip by Mukul Deva R.I.P. The Resurgent Indian Patriots. Self- appointed guardians of a nation seething with anger at the endless scams and scandals rocking its very foundation. Vigilantes who vow to stop corrupt politicians and colluding civil servants. Even if it means killing them.
Colonel Krishna Athawale and his team of Special Forces officers rally to protect the country from the enemy within. They call themselves the K-Team. And no one is safe from their deadly intent.
Hellbent on stopping them is Raghav Bhagat, rogue para commando, gun for hire and Krishnas bete noir.
Caught in the crossfire is Vinod Bedi, Special Director CBI. Reena Bhagat, a glamorous news anchor, embittered by her husbands betrayal. And two young boys, Sachin and Azaan, torn apart by the loss of a parent.
The Hacker by Stanley Moss All hell breaks loose at a struggling young Gurgaon-based software firm when Shaitan Vikram, one of its ex-employees and a psychopath hacker, swears to revenge his legitimate but ill-timed dismissal from the company rolls. Suddenly it's corporate espionage, program sabotage, and human drama running at the same time. As crisis after crisis strikes, it falls upon the new-age management brass of the company to appease its major international clients and salvage its reputation.
In a breathless story of vengeance and redemption, many facets of modern India-young and old, rich and poor, corrupt and honest-come together and collide in an island of technology where urban angst, big money, and street dogs coexist.Read More...Hide Pages: 232
An elusive and shadowy killer is on the prowl, codenamed the Angel of Death.
When an elderly multimillionaire is found brutally murdered in Hollywood, and his young wife raped and beaten, the police assume the motive is robbery. Unable to find the perpetrators, the case is eventually closed. A decade later, in different cities around the globe St Tropez, London and Hong Kong three almost identical killings take place within 5 years of each other. In all cases the victim is male, wealthy, elderly and newly married, and his wife is found at the scene either raped or assaulted. At first it is thought they might be copycat killings, but it soon becomes clear that this is one killer, moving around the globe and changing her identity over many years.
Codenamed Angel of Death by the police, is she avenging some long-forgotten misdeed, or does she have other motives? Who will be her next victim, and how can the Angel of Death be prevented from striking again?
The collection of lectures of Max Muller portrays India, specially, the Vedic India, as an epitome of virtuosity and morality, whose glory is equal if not greater to the classical Greek or Roman Civilizations. Max Muller urges the Westerners to come out of their supreme colonial mindset and admire and adopt the multi-dimensional efficacy that is inherent in India. Muller espouses an amazing depth of love and reverence for India, and highlights such positive aspects about her that it compels the reader to look at his or her own country in a different positive light.
Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen Sweet 16#13- Love and Kisses
Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen Sweet 16#13- Love and Kisses by Louise Gikow
Mary-Kate and Ashley are more ubiquitous than ever before! Here in this latest SWEET 16 is a special Valentine's Day story...
Can Mary-Kate find a way to mend the broken hearts caused by her recent Valentine's article before the big day arrives...
Six Frames: For Thinking About Information
Six Frames: For Thinking About Information by Edward De Bono
Attention is a key part of thinking clearly and productively, and yet we pay very little attention to attention itself.If you see someone lying injured in the middle of the road, for example, your attention would go to that person but, if a bright pink dog wandered past at the same time, your attention would automatically stray to the dog. That is precisely the weakness of attention - it is pulled to the unusual. How much attention do we pay to the usual? So, what can we do about it? Instead of waiting for attention to be pulled towards something unusual, we can set out frameworks for 'directing' our attention in a conscious manner.Just as we can decide to look north, west or even south-east, so we can set up a framework for directing our attention, and that's where Edward de Bono's 'six frames' come in. Each frame is a direction or method in/with which to look, based on a different shape - triangle, circle, heart, square, diamond, slab. Today we are literally surrounded by information and it has never been so easy to obtain. Yet, information itself is not enough; it's how we look at it that really counts. Using the 'six frames' technique is the key to extracting real value from the masses of facts and figures out there and, like all de Bono's techniques, it is simple, effective and will utterly change the way you interpret information.