The Final Seven
By Erica Spindler
The first Saturday in July. A missing woman. The number seven carved into her door. The countdown has begun . . .Detective Micki Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially an irreverent charmer like Detective Zach Harris, who's fresh out of an 'experimental' FBI training programme. And Micki's assignment, to keep Zach alive while he fights crime using his special skills, is not what she signed up for. But the decision's been made and there's nothing she can do about it.Micki soon realises that there's more to her partner than meets the eye - and there's more at stake than just catching bad guys and closing cases. Because there's a new kind of evil lurking, something more cunning than she's ever encountered before. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it.As another victim goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki acknowledges a terrifying truth: they might not make it. This time the evil they're facing might destroy them all . . .Full of twists and drama, The Final Seven is a compulsive and heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
The Fifth Heart
By Dan Simmons
In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to investigate the suicide of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams - a member of the family that has given the United States two Presidents. Quickly, the investigators deduce that there's more to Clover's death than meets the eye - with issues of national importance at stake.Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus - his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. The disturbed Holmes has faked his own death and now, as he meets James, is questioning what is real and what is not.Holmes' theories shake James to the core. What can this master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power - possibly Moriarty - that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows? And what was Holmes' role in Moriarty's rise?Conspiracy, action and mystery meet in this superb literary hall of mirrors from the author of Drood.
By Brendan DuBois
After 9/11 the US Government vowed that any similar attack on American soil would be thwarted, and the newly created Homeland Security knew that the only way to achieve this end was to have the very best intelligence. A group of elite officers from the police, the FBI and the CIA are recruited to form a special branch within the new organisation, operating in deep cover, their contact with each other and with other agencies strictly compartmentalised. One of these is Brian Doyle, an NYPD detective, chosen for his dogged determination and deductive instincts - instincts which serve him and his masters well, because at the heart of the organisation is one person ruthlessly using the carefully gathered intelligence to unleash a biological attack across the United States. And when Doyle does work out the truth it seems as though he is too late to stop it ...
By Allison Brennan
When a top lieutenant in a ring of human traffickers agrees to turn state's evidence, Immigration and Customs Enforcement senior agent Sonia Knight believes she'll finally take down the operation's mastermind, Xavier Jones. FBI agent Dean Hooper has been chasing Jones for years and doesn't need or want a hot-headed ICE agent second-guessing his every move. When the Bureau is ordered to join forces with ICE, Sonia is just as livid: her job is to save lives, not money. But Jones is just one piece of a depraved puzzle, answering to an even more dangerous predator. Denied his expected prey, this pitiless fiend intends to make Sonia and Dean pay - with their own blood...
By Carol Smith
When Rose sees Joe in an Oxford bar, for her it is instant infatuation. He is everything she could ever want: gifted musician, wit and high achiever. In her mind, at least, they are ideally matched and a burning desire for him takes hold. Fate, however, has other plans and Joe has no intention of settling down. All Rose will ever be to him is part of his student past. Instead he embarks on a dazzling career which takes him abroad for a number of years, leaving Rose alone with shattered dreams.She knows what true happiness can be like. Her parents have always been very well married, and the late arrival of her kid sister, Lily, helped make the family complete. But when Joe returns and falls for Lily, unaware that Rose still has feelings for him, a dangerous rivalry ensues . . . one that can only lead to murder.