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The Stone Man: A Science Fiction Thriller

By Luke Smitherd

Not anyone knew the place it got here from.

Nobody knew why it came.

When an 8 toes tall artificial of stone appears to be like in the midst of a hectic urban centre one July afternoon, two-bit (and delinquent) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's only a exposure stunt.

Indeed, so does every person else ... until eventually the Stone guy starts to stroll, heading silently throughout the wall of the closest development, pulling down it and killing numerous humans within as a result.

As efforts through the neighborhood police - and shortly, the govt. - to halt the Stone Man's inexorable development end up futile, in basic terms 3 questions are at the gazing world's lips:

Where has it come from, the place is it going, and what does it want?

Andy is set to be the 1st individual to reply to these questions; in spite of everything, he was once there whilst it arrived. definitely the complications and visions he's experiencing are facts of a psychological connection to The Stone guy? essentially his desires of champagne and notoriety are all approximately to be fulfilled as soon as he uncovers the reality ... and the inside track of a lifetime.

In a pursuit that includes him the size of the rustic and the breadth of the Atlantic, Andy uncovers the jagged items of an more and more terrifying puzzle. because the variety of lives misplaced within the wake of the Stone guy reaches grim figures, the negative result of Andy's blind choice strength him to confront the savagery of human nature.

When impossible to resist forces aren't met by way of immovable items, how a long way is simply too a ways? Andy needs to observe the reply - and discover who he particularly is - within the shadow of the Stone guy.

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Capitol Murder (Dana Cutler Series)

By Phillip Margolin

Deadly intrigue, breathtaking twists, and exhilarating suspense watch for within the 3rd booklet of Phillip Margolin’s New York occasions bestselling Washington Trilogy. sizzling at the heels of Supreme Justice, Margolin gives you one other heart-pounding mystery that includes inner most investigator Dana Cutler and attorney Brad Miller, who're pressured by means of a terrorist assault on a soccer stadium—and via the break out of Executive Privilege’s convicted serial killer Clarence Little—to keep on with a sinister path of lies, treachery, and betrayal into an unforeseen new enviornment: the U.S. Congress.

“Phillip Margolin understands easy methods to pack within the thrills.” —Tess Gerritsen

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House of Secrets: A Novel

By Richard Hawke

Senator Andrew Foster has all of it: allure to spare, a loving spouse, a gorgeous daughter, and a fast-track profession that may definitely land him in the future within the White apartment. And with the unexpected resignation of the vice chairman, that music can have gotten much swifter.

But there’s an issue.

There are those who comprehend that Andy Foster’s attraction can get the higher of him, and so they have bugged the guard Island bungalow the place he's having fun with a dead night tryst with a gorgeous crusade adviser. yet all hell breaks free whilst a guy sporting an iron pipe comes crashing during the bedroom’s sliding glass door. inside of seconds, the younger lady lies bloodied, useless at the sheets, and Foster has fled in panic.

And it’s all on tape.

As momentum builds for Foster’s most probably choice because the subsequent vp, the senator’s simply desire of holding his involvement with the murdered lady key is to find his blackmailers. yet even they don’t have their fingers at the devastating pictures. the fellow they used for the task has grew to become the tables and is blackmailing them.

All the whereas, Foster’s own lifestyles is collapsing. His spouse, Christine, senses that whatever is extremely improper. unsatisfied approximately their daughter’s dwelling in a political fishbowl, Christine can also be frightened that she and her husband have drifted clear of one another. Little does she understand that power-hungry politicians and brutal gangsters are able to rip her kinfolk totally apart.

From the rarefied halls of Washington to the briny boardwalks of Brighton seashore, Richard Hawke pulls again the curtain to bare what's occurring contained in the hearts and minds of the strong humans we examine each day within the information. With residence of secrets and techniques, Hawke has added a pulse-pounding mystery that ignites the deadly mix of politics, conceitedness, and lust.

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Mañana: A Novel

By William Hjortsberg

William Hjortsberg, writer of the acclaimed occult mystery Falling Angel, the foundation for the hit movie Angel Heart, takes readers on a mind-bending trip via Mexico after the summer season of affection, while an American hippie’s existence is upended via a gang of ex-cons.

All Tod recollects while he wakes up subsequent to a lifeless prostitute is that he had his 1st shot of heroin the evening ahead of. He and his spouse, Linda, have been partying with their new buddies, a trio of parole violators who fled to Mexico after robbing a Beverly Hills jewellery shop. Now where is empty, stripped fresh apart from Tod’s searching knife, that is coated in blood. Did he kill the girl, or was once he left in the back of because the fall man? confident that his junkie buddies kidnapped Linda to maintain her from speaking to the police, Tod buys a gun and prepares to do no matter what it takes to get his spouse again earlier than he makes a run for the border.

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My Friend Maigret (Inspector Maigret)

By Georges Simenon

Three classic Maigret novels by means of mythical secret writer Georges Simenon

one of many international 's such a lot profitable crime writers, Georges Simenon has extremely joyful secret fans given that 1931 together with his matchless construction Inspector Maigret. In My buddy Maigret, Inspector Maigret investigates the homicide of a small- time criminal on a Mediterranean island. instructed in Simenon's spare, unsentimental prose, Inspector Cadaver is a haunting exploration of provincial hypocrisy and snobbery, within which Maigret encounters a rival sleuth from his prior. In Maigret and the fellow at the Boulevard, Simenon's tenacious detective items jointly the lifetime of a guy who for 3 years lived a mystery life-until he's discovered stabbed to dying in an alleyway.

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Murder Actually

Romance novelist Elspeth grey hates mysteries. not only real-life ones, however the variety with smoking weapons, chalk outlines, and Prof Plum within the library with the lead pipe. fortunately, her photograph excellent New England domestic city of All Hallows doesn’t appear the main most probably position to discover lots of these, so Elspeth will be capable of get on along with her most recent novel with out a person checking out that the ‘Queen of Dessert Romances’ is in common risk of burning her personal kitchen down.

Until, that's, a lifeless physique turns up at her booklet signing, conscientiously prepared to provide an observant detective lots of not-so-subtle clues. after which a pair extra keep on with, until eventually All Hallows starts off to seem just like the set of an Agatha Christie dramatisation.

Persuaded and bullied through her clue- and sleuth-mad ally Julia (who bases her crime-solving strategies on detectives who're (a) fictional, and (b) cats), can Elspeth locate the assassin, fend off the unwelcome attentions of her ex-husband and convince her agent that she isn't the stuff of which secret novelists are made?

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Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment (Covert-One, Book 10)

By Kyle Mills

With U.S. intelligence firms wracked by means of inner strength struggles and paralyzed through paperwork, the president has been compelled to set up his personal clandestine group--Covert-One. It's activated merely as a final hotel, whilst the chance is on a world scale and time is operating out.
The Utopia Experiment.
When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a tool that's destined to revolutionize the area and make the non-public desktop and cellphone out of date, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is assigned to evaluate its army strength. He discovers that more desirable imaginative and prescient, real-time battlefield monitors, unbreakable protection, and near-perfect marksmanship are just the start of a expertise that would switch the face of battle forever--and one who has to be saved out of the palms of America's enemies in any respect costs.
Meanwhile, within the mountains of Afghanistan, CIA operative Randi Russell encounters a whole village of murdered Afghans--all built with more suitable Merge expertise that even the business enterprise didn't understand existed. As Smith and Russell delve into the conditions surrounding the Afghans' deaths, they're fast blocked through an individual who turns out to have entry to the top degrees of the military--a person who even the president understands not anything about.
Is the Merge fairly as safe as its author claims? And what secrets and techniques approximately its improvement is the Pentagon so desirous to cover? Smith and Russell are made up our minds to benefit the reality. yet they might pay for it with their lives . . .

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The Long Way Home (The Homelanders)

By Andrew Klavan

Sometimes you might want to pass domestic to determine who you actually are.

Charlie West went to mattress one evening a regular high-school pupil. He awakened a hunted guy. Terrorists try to kill him. The police are looking to arrest him for the stabbing demise of his ally. He doesn’t understand whose facet he’s on or who he can belief. together with his pursuers last in on each part, Charlie makes his as far back as his homeland to discover a few solutions. There, holed up in an deserted mansion, he’s joined by way of his friends in a determined try to discover the fact a couple of homicide he cannot remember―and the affection he can by no means forget.

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Abducted (Lizzy Gardner Series, Book 1)

By T.R. Ragan

When Lizzy Gardner used to be merely seventeen, what must have been the correct evening turned definitely the right nightmare. abducted simply blocks from domestic after a romantic night together with her boyfriend, Jared, she awakened to discover herself on the mercy of a wicked serial killer. Imprisoned and tormented for months by way of the maniac she got here to understand as Spiderman, Lizzy narrowly escaped, the one certainly one of his sufferers to outlive. yet Spiderman escaped too, outwitting police and cursing Lizzy to spend her existence taking a look over her shoulder…

Fourteen years later, Lizzy is a personal investigator who teaches self-defense to teenage women in her unfastened time. She does what she will be able to to assist others guard themselves and to overlook the horror of her ordeal, but fears she's going to continually be referred to as “the person who obtained away.” Then she gets a mobilephone name from Jared, now a different agent for the FBI, with grim information. The killer has resurfaced, this time with a really particular target—Lizzy. And he’s made it transparent that she's going to now not get away him back. So starts off a chilling online game of cat-and-mouse, a terrifying, heart-pounding hunt that just one will survive.

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Spiral: A Novel

By Paul McEuen

In this riveting debut thriller—a finalist for most sensible First Novel on the 2012 mystery Awards and a nominee for a Nero Award—the race is directly to cease the devastating proliferation of the final word bioweapon. Spiral is ideal for fanatics of Michael Crichton, Douglas Preston & Lincoln baby, and Richard Preston.

When Nobel laureate Liam Connor is located lifeless on the backside of 1 of Ithaca, New York’s recognized gorges, his learn collaborator, Cornell professor of nanoscience Jake Sterling, refuses to think it was once suicide. Why could one of many world’s most outstanding biologists, a eighty-six-year previous guy in reliable well-being who survived a few of the darkest days of the second one global struggle, have selected to throw himself off a bridge? And who was once the mysterious girl stuck on digital camera on the scene? quickly it turns into transparent cache of supersophisticated nanorobots—each the dimensions of a spider—has disappeared from the lifeless man’s laboratory.

Stunned by way of grief, Jake, Liam’s granddaughter, Maggie, and Maggie’s nine-year-old son, Dylan, attempt to placed the items jointly. They discover ingeniously coded messages Liam left in the back of pointing towards a devastating mystery he gleaned off the beaches of war-ravaged Japan and carried for greater than sixty years.

What starts as a quest for solutions quickly results in a scary sequence of revelations on the crossroads of organic battle and nanoscience. At this harmful intersection, a talented and sadistic murderer, an notorious eastern battle legal, and a ruthless U.S. govt respectable are all gamers in a harrowing video game of strength, treachery, and intrigue—a video game whose winner will carry the world’s destiny actually within the palm of his hand.

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