From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great-uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel hes written a novel called Trial.As a lawyer in early-twentieth-century Washington DC, Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Theodore Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his hometown to investigate rumours of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse. Arriving in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the towns black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart. Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Crosss Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.
Ex SAS soldier, Gordon Reeve, is forced back into that way of life when his brother is murdered and he realises his own life is in danger. Fearing the worst, he immediately dispatches his wife and young son, but it looks like his nemesis is back.
A captivating new novel from the bestselling author of A DAUGHTER'S JOURNEY and DAYS OF HOPE ' 'An outstanding storyteller' Woman's Weekly When best friends Dee Campbell and Jean Williams leave school in 1959, it feels like every opportunity awaits them. Their families haven't long moved from a rundown part of the city to leafy Kirkby when Jean's father wins the Irish sweepstake and soon Jean's set up her own hairdressing salon, while both girls have fallen for good-looking lads with prospects. But Dee's father is about to discover a disturbing truth about her fiancé which will tear the family apart. As Dee flees to Ireland, Jean marries Tony, blissfully unaware that she's not the only pretty girl to catch his eye... Tumultuous years lie ahead but Dee and Jean will learn that the people who love you will always be there when you need them most.
"As 1939 begins, war looms over Europe. Anglo-American journalist John Russell has lived in Berlin long enough to have a German ex-wife and an eleven-year-old son there. He also has a longtime girlfriend, a beautiful German film starlet. Hoping to stay in Germany as long as possible, he writes human interest pieces for British and American newspapers, avoiding the investigative journalism that could get him deported." "But playing it safe turns out to be more difficult than Russell expected. He is approached by an acquaintance from his old communist days who asks him to write some articles for the Soviets. Russell is initially reluctant, but the work seems safe enough at first. At the same time, he becomes involved in more dangerous activities, helping a Jewish family as well as an idealistic young American reporter who is investigating Nazi secrets." "Soon British and Nazi intelligence become aware of Russell's involvement with the Soviets. All three want to use him as he is dragged into the murky world of warning intelligence services."--BOOK JACKET.
It is 1667 and Sir Francis Courteney and his son Henry "Hal" Courteney are on patrol in their fighting caravel off the Agulhas Cape of Southern Africa. They have a letter from Charles II sanctioning them to hunt down and capture enemy ships "beyond the line".
At the heart of Rage of Angels stands the woman who is Sheldon’s most unforgettable creation… Jennifer Parket is brilliant, beautiful and indomitable – the most glamorous lawyer in America and one of the most successful. Her life is shadowed by two men. Both of them powerful and both drawn irresistibly to her. One is the politician destined for greatness, who fathers her son. The other is the Mafia boss, her only ally when crisis strikes – and the man who will bring her world crashing down…
An inexplicable ailment was striking down the children of Russia; in less than forty-eight hours, American medical missionary Sarai Curtiss had watched two young patients slip away, and she feared she might have an epidemic on her hands. Yet how could she help anyone in the middle of a violent coup? The new leadership had demanded all foreigners leave the state--on pain of death. Unwilling to leave her clinic, but unable to combat her enemies alone, Sarai had to join forces with an unlikely ally--Roman Novik, the rebel Cobra Captain who broke her heart. Faced with a corrupt government, a brutal military and the truth of their own deepest feelings, it would be a race against time to save the lives on the line--and an entire country at risk.
The Glasgow Orchestra is rehearsing to perform, but little do they know of the sequence of events happening backstage. When George Millar, the orchestra's leader, is brutally murdered in his dressing room, his colleagues are shocked. But the show must go on. Enter DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solomon Brightman to investigate. What they uncover is a series of irrevocably tangled relationships between the orchestra members. Up until his death Millar had been involved in homosexual relationships with several other orchestra members and was well known for playing his lovers off against one another - but were his controversial dalliances really enough to incite cold-blooded murder?
The Chinaman understands death. Jungle-skilled, silent, and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans, and he had watched helplessly when his two eldest daughters had been raped and killed by Thai pirates. But that was all behind him. Quiet, hardworking, and unassuming, the Chinaman had been building up a take-away food business when his wife and youngest daughter were caught by an IRA bomb in a department store. Simply but persistently, the Chinaman asked the authorities about who had set the bomb. After he is turned away by the authorities and treated as a nuisance, he decides there is only one path before him. The Chinaman, denied justice, decides he must take revenge into his own hands, and declares war.
The Falklands, 1999 - a strategic stronghold and a prize gem in the oil-rich South Atlantic. For RAF pilot Sean Riever it's a place of ghosts, and for Jane Clark it's a place of tough decisions. Then a Royal Navy nuclear submarine disappears, and Argentine jet fighters penetrate the Exclusion Zone.
Maura Ryan was the queen of the criminal underworld when she pulled off the most audacious gold bullion robbery of all time. Since then she's retired from a life of crime to be with the only man she's ever loved. But enemies from her past are closing in and they're about to learn that they should never cross Maura Ryan. The dangerous lady is back and she's as lethal as ever... MAURA'S GAME is an explosive novel of East End violence and corruption from one of the most original voices in fiction today. Martina Cole's unique blend of emotional drama and shocking realism combine in this electrifying new bestseller.
Kristin Burns has lived her life by the philosophy, 'don't think, just shoot' pictures that is. Struggling to make ends meet, she works full time as nanny to the fabulously wealthy Turnbull family, looking after their two children and waiting for her life as a New York fashion photographer to begin. But Kristin has a major distraction: forbidden love. The man of her dreams is almost hers for keeps. Breathless with an inexhaustible passion and the excitement of being within reach of everything she wants, Kristin ignores all signs of catastrophe brewing. Fear exists for a reason. And Kristin can only dismiss the warnings for so long. Searching desperately for the truth through the lens of her camera she can only hope that it's not too late.
As night falls in Manila, Sean waits for gangster Don Pepe in a deserted, roach - infested hotel. He could die tonight, and anyone who strays into his path could end up dead too: a Filipino family in the suburbs, a gang of street kids... In a few hours their destinies will violently collide. 'Proves defiantly that Garland is far from a one - hit wonder.' Time Out 'The most interesting novel of the year.' J. G. Ballard, Observer Books of the Year
The honeymoon is over - now the killing can begin. When an investment banker dies of baffling causes, FBI agent John O'Hara suspects the banker's fiancee. Beautiful decorator Nora Sinclair expects the best and will do anything to get it. But as O'Hara's case gets stronger, is he pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession? In a novel so compelling it reads like a collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, James Patterson will keep readers guessing until the last deadly kiss.
Bruce skaber film i Hollywood, post-moderne, cool film om vold. Wayne og Scout er psykotiske mordere, og den aften, hvor Bruce vinder en Oscar, og verden ligger for hans fødder, bliver han overfaldet af de to, som vil stille ham til ansvar for hans handlinger.
f the Emmy Award-winning TV series Prime Suspect now pens her first thriller. Lorraine Page, a down-on-her-luck ex-cop, finds herself in recovery the hard way, when she winds up on the trail of a serial killer. Film rights sold to Michelle Pfeiffer/Twentieth Century Fox. Film version will star Michelle Pfeiffer as Lorraine Page.
In this sequel to the bestselling Gangs, Ross Kemp once again infiltrates groups of the deadliest criminals in countries as varied and far-reaching as Los Angeles, Bulgaria and Kenya.In Poland, while investigating Neo-Nazi football hooligans, Ross is tear-gassed at a football match as he shadows an elite police riot squad. In Columbia he meets the Sicarios, criminals who operate as hit-squads and who specialise in professional assassinations. And in East Timor he comes eyeball to eyeball with the gangs that are bringing the country to the verge of collapse, and witnesses their primeval initiation rites.Risking his life, Ross goes deep into the realms of gangland culture, and in this nail-biting and enlightening book, reveals its most terrifying secrets.
In just a few days Will Knight lost everyone he cared about and his world is falling apart. Then he's invited to join secret organization Storm. He doesn't know anything about them, but they know all about him particularly his talent for inventing gadgets. Storm is the brainchild of fourteen-year-old software millionaire Andrew. Other members are Caspian Baraban, a brilliant astrophysicist with an immense ego, and Gaia, a chemistry genius who loves blowing things up. But when Caspian's father is abducted, evidence suggests he and Caspian have created a world-threatening weapon. Will leads Storm in pursuit from Paris to St Petersburg and finally face to face with a psychopath. Armed with three brilliant brains, iron courage and a remote-controlled rat, can Storm face down the enemy and can Will face the uncomfortable family secrets that their actions uncover?
The Latest Of Cornwell'S Perennially Popular Sharpe Adventures, Returning, Like Sharpe'S Tiger, To India, And Culminating With The Battle At Assaye Which Wellington Considered His Greatest Victory. Repackaged In The Fantastic New Sharpe Look. As Millions Of Readers Came To Know Bernard Cornwell'S Brilliant Creation Richard Sharpe As He Fought His Way Through The Peninsular War, So They Discovered That Sharpe Had Started His Soldiering Career In India. In 1997, Sharpe'S Tiger Finally Lifted The Veil On This Exciting Early Life And Became The Biggest-Selling Sharpe Novel Of All. Now, The Year Is 1803 And Young Sergeant Richard Sharpe Is Still In India Where, Following His Successes In Sharpe'S Tiger, He Is On The Trail Of A Renegade East India Company Officer. The Pursuit Takes Him Through The Vicious Siege Of Ahmednuggur To The Bloody Battlefield Of Assaye Where The Future Duke Of Wellington Won What He Considered To Be His Greatest Victory, With Richard Sharpe, Naturally, At His Side. Full Of The Action And Drama And Atmosphere That Have Made This Series So Immensely Popular With Both Readers And Television Viewers, Sharpe'S Triumph Will Be One Of The Most Eagerly Awaited Novels Of The Year.
Lieutenant Lorraine Page had everything -- a devoted husband, two beautiful daughters and an impressive career with the Homicide Squad. It's impossible to believe that she could be thrown out of the police force and end up on Skid Row. Lorraine's ex-colleagues soon forget her, as the hunt for a nightmare serial killer spirals into an all-out search for a missing witness: a victim who escaped. Lorraine Page is that witness. Against her will she is drawn into the investigation, and forced to face her past and her overwhelming guilt...
There's no hiding place for a jump jockey when his courage deserts him. After a crashing fall, champion rider Phil Nicholas returns to racing, but though his body has healed, his mind has not. Flashbacks of his accident invade his dreams, rob him of his sleep - and freeze him in the saddle. While Phil is battling to overcome his fear, his weighing-room colleague Adrian Moore is viciously attacked after losing a race he should have won. It's the start of a vendetta by someone determined to hurt those who break the rules of racing. If Phil wants to save the sport - and the woman he loves - it's time for him to recover his nerve...
This is the 7th book of the Women's Murder Club thriller series, featuring homicide inspector Lindsay, and assistant district attorney Yuki, and other regulars in their investigation of a missing person and a series of fires which may or may not be related... In Vietnamese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
Set on the eve of Waterloo, this book opens the second era of the Bolitho chronicles. Battling pirates and slavers, Adam Bolitho, captain of the Unrivalled, stands alone at the dawn of a new era in history, poised to take up the intrigue, the duty, and the bond with the sea which are his legacy.
Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe And the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799
The prequel to the series, describing Sharpe's experiences in India, repackaged to tie in with the fantastic new Sharpe look. Throughout the series, there are references to Sharpe's early soldiering life in India. With the same meticulous research and attention to detail that is found in the Peninsular War books, Bernard Cornwell has sumptuously recreated the 1799 campaign against Seringapatam which made the British masters of southern India, a campaign that pitted brutalized soldiers against an ancient and splendid civilization. Sharpe, the rest of his battalion and rising star of the general staff Arthur Wellesley, are about to embark upon the siege of the island citadel of the Tippoo of Mysore, Seringapatam. The British must remove this potentate from his Tiger Throne, but he has gone to great lengths to defend his city from attack. When a senior British officer is captured by the Tippoo's forces, Sharpe is offered a chance to attempt a rescue and infiltrate the Tippoo's forces. Sharpe needs no invitation to get away from the tyrannical Sergeant Hakeswill, but once inside the dangerous world of the Tippoo he realises he will need all his wits just to stay alive, let alone save the British army from catastrophe. Set against the background of dazzling wealth, ruinous poverty, gorgeous palaces, sudden cruelty and pitiless battles, 'Sharpe's Tiger' is his greatest adventure yet.
A gang of teenage youngsters is running riot on the streets. Responsible for a number of burglaries and car thefts, the police are at their wits' end trying to put a stop to the gang's activities. Terror and hatred have become part of everyday life for local residents and, just when it seems things cannot get any worse, the gang targets Shelby House - an old people's home. Supervisor Veronica Porter, her two staff and the nine elderly residents become the gang's most vulnerable victims yet as the thugs conduct a hate campaign against them, sending abusive mail, daubing graffiti on walls and shattering windows. The intimidation escalates until Veronica's own father is dragged into the scene of terror when, disturbing some of the gang members burgling his house he is put into a coma. But enough is enough. The senior citizens of Shelby House decide to take the law into their own hands and fight back...
Elena Estes's stubborn risk-taking has cost her dearly: her job, her confidence, her career in the Miami PD and, most importantly, the life of a fellow cop. Now in retreat in Florida with only the soothing presence of horses for company, Elena begins to find some peace. But then a visitor comes calling. Twelve-year-old Molly Seabright believes something terrible has happened to her older stepsister. Erin, eighteen and trouble, is a groom at the Wellington show grounds but hasn't been seen for several days. Elena isn't interested in the case but Molly convinces her to make one trip to the show grounds. Elena finds herself in a world populated by the ultra-rich and the ultra-ruthless. She must find out what's happened to Erin before it's too late to save the girl - and herself.
The thirteenth book in Janet Evanovich's series of bestselling novels featuring her lovable and hapless heroine, Stephanie Plum. The unforgettable characters, non-stop action, high-stakes suspense, and sheer entertainment of her Stephanie Plum novels define Janet Evanovich as unique among today's writers. This Stephanie Plum bestseller is packed full of Janet Evanovich's trademark wit, adventure and madcap comedy.
Until that fateful day in Brighton, Maggie had thought she would never be happy again . . . Maggie's once happy marriage has turned sour, leaving her tied to a husband who no longer seems to love her. So she continues to work, keeps in touch with her friends and tries not to think about the lack of love in her life. But all that changes when Maggie meets someone who transforms how she feels about herself and turns her entire world upside down.
The slums of Dublin are a lonely place for Katherine Donovan; her father is one of the most hated men in the district. Her only friend is eight-year-old Ceppi, also an emotional orphan. When Katherine's father is murdered in the unrest surrounding the docker's strike, she fears for her life and flees to Liverpool with Ceppi and her father's money. They both find refuge with the Moore family, until the eldest Moore boy's unnatural interest in Ceppi convinces Katherine that they must move on. Using the last of the money to rent a ramshackle lodging house, she discovers to her horror that one of her tenants is not the respectable salesman he claims to be. She is harbouring an murderer, abortionist and disgraced doctor, a man who is threatening her safety and that of the little girl she promised to protect...
Kidnap and murder collide in Alex Barclayas heart-stopping new thriller featuring FBI Agent Ren Bryce.When an FBI agent is found dead on the white slopes of Quandary Peak in Colorado, a brilliant but volatile agent is drafted in from Denver to lead the investigation. Fighting personal demons, pressure from Washington and dwindling leads, the case stalls and a career faltersBut as summer comes, Quandary Peak has disturbing new secrets to give up. And as one agent fights failure and hopelessness, another has left behind a trail that leads to a man with a dark past and even darker intentions.
Originally published in 1948 by Heinemann, the story of a woman who loses her husband and goes to stay in an old schoolhouse in a quiet village. But events from the past involving a witch-hunt impinge upon the present. From the author of SHE GOES TO WAR.
Native American Jane Whitefield had promised her new husband, a surgeon, that she would give up her unusual job helping people escape from their enemies - but then a bomb explodes at the hospital and Jane meets the cause: a young pregnant girl who's being tracked across the country by a team of hired killers...
Det er 6 år efter katastrofen i Jurassic Park, og myndighederne i ferieparadiset har tilsyneladende slettet alle spor af dinosaurer og lagt låg på historien overfor offentligheden, da rygterne opstår at nogen eller noget har overlevet.
KAT COLORADO A thirty-something California bartender-turned-P.I.--a curious lady with nine lives, nerves of iron. . .and a passion for justice. KATAPULT A murderer has struck home--and Kat Colorado is taking it personally. Her cousin Johnny has been found stabbed to death in he parking lot of the Homestead Cafe. And now Kat's on the prowl--trailing a killer through a dangerous world of shady real estate shenanigans and teenage hookers. And she's about to uncover a closetful of sordid family secrets almost certain to get an overly inquisitive Kat skinned.KAT COLORADO A thirty-something California bartender-turned-P.I.--a curious lady with nine lives, nerves of iron. . .and a passion for justice. KATAPULT A murderer has struck home--and Kat Colorado is taking it personally. Her cousin Johnny has been found stabbed to death in he parking lot of the Homestead Cafe. And now Kat's on the prowl--trailing a killer through a dangerous world of shady real estate shenanigans and teenage hookers. And she's about to uncover a closetful of sordid family secrets almost certain to get an overly inquisitive Kat skinned.
Young and athletic, London cycle courier Astrid Bell is bad luck - for other people. For Astrid and her six housemates it's the beginning of a nightmare: suspicious glances, bitter accusations, fallings out and a growing fear that the worst is yet to come. Because if it's true that bad luck comes in threes - who will be the next to die?
An unofficial strike is stretching the Seattle police force to breaking point. Detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job come what may, but when the city is hit by a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop, the mounting pressures start to threaten his marriage and his state of mind.With the help of two of the few colleagues still working, he makes slow progress towards cracking the case, but things begin to spin out of control when he is pressured to drop his line of investigation, and it becomes clear that his life is in danger if he refuses. Working with police psychologist Daphne Matthews, he gradually begins to unravel a mystery which connects the robberies, the assault, and the crippling strike . . .
England is close to war. Within days the axe could fall on the neck of Mary Queen of Scots, and Spain is already gathering a battle fleet to avenge her. Tensions in Elizabeth I's government are at breaking point. At the eye of the storm is John Shakespeare, chief intelligencer in the secret service of Sir Francis Walsingham. When an intercept reveals a plot to assassinate England's 'sea dragon', Francis Drake, Shakespeare is ordered to protect him. With Drake on land fitting out his ships, he is frighteningly vulnerable. If he dies, England will be open to invasion. In a London rife with rumour, Shakespeare must decide which leads to follow, which to ignore. When a high-born young woman is found mutilated and murdered at an illicit printing house, it is political gunpowder ' and he has no option but to investigate. But why is Shakespeare shadowed at every turn by the brutal Richard Topcliffe, the blood-drenched priest-hunter who claims intimacy with Queen Elizabeth herself? What is Topcliffe's interest in a housemaid, whose baby has been stolen? And where do two fugitive Jesuit priests fit into the puzzle, one happy to die for God, the other to kill for Him? From the splendour and intrigue of the royal court, to the sleek warships of Her Majesty's Navy and the teeming brothels of Southwark, Shakespeare soon learns that nothing is as it seems . . .
Bruce shoots movies. Wayne and Scout shoot to kill. In a single night they find out the hard way what's real and what's not, who's the hero and who's the villan. The USA wathces slack-jawed as Bruce and Wayne together resolve some serious questions. How is it possible to get shot dead live ? Does art imitate life or does life simply imitate bad art ? And why, if murder is acceptable on prime-time TV, is the f-word not ?
Andy Fallon, a police officer, hangs dead in his bedroom. A week later Iron Mike Fallon, a former cop and Andy's father, shoots himself with his service revolver. Detectives Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac are not happy with the suspicious circumstances and the swift closing of both cases. They continue to nose around, causing unexpected people to react to their search with panic, threats, and attempted murder.
Lara Trudeau is queen of the dance floor, until she drops dead from a lethal combination of drink and drugs. To former Miami private investigator Quinn O'Casey, it's a simple case of death by misadventure - until his brother, Lara's lover, seeks her help. Alarmed by the growing number of deaths connected to Lara's dance studio, do the strange events surrounding the studio have a deeper significance?
Mary Catherine 'MC' Riggio and Kitt Lundgren, detective partners at the Rockford Violent Crimes Bureau, have been through a lot together. Lately, though, things have begun to look up: MC is about to get married, while Kitt is slowly coming to terms with the loss of her daughter. Suddenly, the fragile peace of their world is shattered when a brutal murder strikes close to home for MC. Nothing will be the same again. A killer is on the loose, someone who quickly and systematically works his way down a seemingly unconnected list of victims. With the body count rising, MC realises that she has to keep her head in the game and use her grief to fuel the hunt, but as the madman draws ever closer, Kitt and MC begin to struggle to walk that fine line between protecting the law ? and taking it into their own hands . . .
This story describes the dramatic lives of Prince Dmitri Korolev and his family caught up in the upheavals of European revolution and war. They flee Russia in 1919, escape to Switzerland and then Paris, but, with the Second World War, they come under further pressure from the Communist police. The author worked for many years in Paris as a foreign correspondent and has written several novels including "Tanamera", "A Farewell to France", "A Woman of Cairo" and "The Other Side of Paradise".
Douglas Petty is a man who enjoys his reputation as an unreconstructed male with a penchant for too much wine and too many women. Inheriting his father's eccentric estate and dog sanctuary quietened him a little, and marriage to Amy a little more. Even so, it seemed out of character for him a sue a tabloid newspaper for libel when it printed a scurrilous story about him. His lawyers told him he had a good chance of winning the case, mainly because Amy's testimony would clearly refute the story. But then Amy is involved in a horrendous train crash and while the authorities assume she died in the resulting fire, there is no body to prove it. And if she wasn't killed why has she disappeared and, with no money and no other family, where is she? In a story of mesmerising suspense, Amy slowly reveals why she cannot return to her beloved home, and why she can never escape from the lies she was told as a child.