By Linda Howard
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard returns to suspense with a fantastic, fast-paced novel filled with breathtaking twists and turns . . . For Morgan Yancy, an operative in a quasi-military group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, the leader of his team demands answers. Who is after the members of the elite squad and why? Sent to recover at the home of his leader's ex step-sister, Morgan must lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and danger on the horizon, Morgan knows this will be his toughest task yet. Bo Maran finally has it figured out. After finding herself a place in a small West Virginian mountain town and a job as part-time police chief, she has friends, she's making ends meet, and she has a dog. Life is good - until Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need the stress of a mysterious man in her life and certainly not one as enticing as Morgan. Soon enough, Morgan becomes embroiled in Bo's life - even though she knows he's hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost her more than she's willing to give. And when Morgan's cover is blown, it might just cost her life.'Suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat' - Bella
A Time to Die
By Tom Wood
It takes a bad man to hunt evilIf the assassin known only as Victor once had a moral compass, it is long since buried, along with his many victims. Yet some men are so evil even Victor accepts they must die for reasons other than just money.One such is Milan Rados, a former commander in the Serbian army who has escaped trial at The Hague to become a formidable criminal power. Tracking down and killing this brutal man will win Victor a reprieve for his own recent crimes on British soil.But Victor isn't the only one who wants Rados dead. A woman whose family was butchered on the tyrant's orders, will do anything to see Rados' blood spilled on the snow of Eastern Europe. Now Victor has an unlikely ally - but an army stands between them and justice.
The Traitor's Mark
By D. K. Wilson
Each novel in this thrilling series of historical mysteries is based on a real unsolved Tudor crime. This second instalment reunites readers with its star, London goldsmith Thomas Treviot.The Real CrimeHans Holbein, King Henry VIII's portrait painter, died in the autumn of 1543. A century later a chronicler reported that the artist had succumbed to plague, yet there is no contemporary evidence to support this. Suspicions have been raised over the centuries, but the mystery of what actually happened remains unsolved to this day.Our StoryYoung London goldsmith Thomas Treviot is awaiting a design for a very important jewellery commission from Hans Holbein. When the design fails to turn up, Thomas sends a servant to track Holbein down, only to discover that the painter has disappeared. In his hunt for Holbein and the lost design, Thomas is led into a morass of dangerous political intrigue, Spanish spies and courtiers that is more treacherous than he could ever have anticipated...
By Dale Brown
THE FIGHT FOR THE PACIFIC BEGINS . . .When China launches the first successful test of its deadly new Dong Feng-21D antiship ballistic missile, President Phoenix finds himself facing up to a terrible reality: he has just slashed the military budget to reduce the national debt. But without funds to compete with China's advancing technology, the future looks bleak - are America's days of Pacific naval supremacy numbered?Retired US Air Force Lieutenant General Patrick McLanahan refuses to accept this fate. The government may lack money, but McLanahan believes it's possible to revive their old - but still potent - long-range B-1B Lancer bombers to push back against Chinese aggression. The President backs McLanahan, and soon America stands ready to deploy a battle task force in the South China Sea. The stage is set for an epic battle for supreme Pacific dominion.New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown is at the top of his game, bringing to life a thrilling and dramatic story that could almost foreshadow the headlines of the not-so-distant future.Praise for Dale Brown:'Dale Brown is the best military adventure writer in the country.' Clive Cussler.'Brown puts us in the cockpit...authentic and gripping.' New York Times.
A Time for Patriots
By Dale Brown
When murderous bands of militiamen begin roaming the western United States and attacking government agencies, it will take a dedicated group of the nation's finest and toughest civilian airmen to put an end to the homegrown insurgency. U.S. Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan vows to take to the skies to join the fight, but when his son, Bradley, also signs up, they find themselves caught in a deadly game against a shadowy opponent.When the stock markets crash and the U.S. economy falls into a crippling recession, everything changes for newly elected president Kenneth Phoenix. Politically exhausted from a bruising and divisive election, Phoenix must order a series of massive tax cuts and wipe out entire cabinet-level departments to reduce government spending. With reductions in education and transportation, an incapacitated National Guard, and the loss of public safety budgets, entire communities of armed citizens band together for survival and mutual protection. Against this dismal backdrop, a SWAT team is ambushed and radioactive materials are stolen by a group calling themselves the Knights of the True Republic. Is the battle against the government about to be taken to a new and deadlier level?In this time of crisis, a citizen organization rises to the task of protecting their fellow countrymen: the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the U.S. Air Force auxiliary. The Nevada Wing-led by retired Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan, his son, Bradley, and other volunteers-uses their military skills in the sky and on the ground to hunt down violent terrorists. But how will Patrick respond when extremists launch a catastrophic dirty bomb attack in Reno, spreading radiological fallout for miles? And when Bradley is caught in a deadly double-cross that jeopardizes the CAP, Patrick will have to fight to find out where his friends' loyalties lie: Are they with him and the CAP or with the terrorists?With A Time for Patriots, the New York Times bestselling master of the modern thriller Dale Brown brings the battle home to explore a terrifying possibility-the collapse of the American Republic.Praise for Dale Brown:'Dale Brown is the best military adventure writer in the country.' Clive Cussler.'Brown puts us in the cockpit...authentic and gripping.' New York Times.
The Tsunami Countdown
By Boyd Morrison
One man. One hour. One million people to save...Over the remote central Pacific, an airliner is rocked by a massive explosion and plummets into the ocean, leaving no survivors.Twelve hundred miles away in Hawaii, Kai Tanaka, the acting director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Honolulu, notes a minor seismic disturbance but doesn't make the connection with the lost airplane. He has no reason to worry about his wife, manager of a luxury hotel, or his daughter, who is enjoying the sunshine at Waikiki beach.But when all contact with neighbouring Christmas Island is lost, Kai is the first to realize that Hawaii faces an epic catastrophe: in one hour, a series of massive waves will wipe out Honolulu. He has just sixty minutes to save the lives of a million people, including his wife and daughter...Addictive and fast-paced, The Tsunami Countdown pitches an ordinary man against the odds in an electrifying and action-packed thriller. You won't be able to put it down.
By Duncan Falconer
After a surveillance mission in Sevastopol goes badly wrong, Stratton finds himself doing penance at MI16, the government's clandestine organisation that creates weapons equipment for special forces and the secret service. But Sevastopol has started something. In the North Sea a team of hijackers take over the giant Morpheus oil platform. They are demanding two billion dollars. Inside twenty-four hours. Or the bodies will start falling. With the SBS overstretched and its surveillance team locked down, there is only one option: Stratton and a team of unproven operatives from MI16. Stratton knows he has to redeem himself and he also has his own agenda. One of the men on the rig is an old friend. And Stratton intends to save him. But one of Stratton's team is not what they appear to be. A traitor. With a deadly agenda of their own. And Morpheus is just the beginning. This is the incendiary sixth thriller in the Stratton series by the UK's leading ex-SF professional.
The Trials Of Zion
By Alan M. Dershowitz
Celebrated attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz has produced a thrilling novel of Israel today, a place where warring factions from within and outside the Middle East continue to battle for the soul of a land they all regard as holy. A shocking act of terror brings the simmering tensions of the Holy Land to the point of explosion. As the internal conflicts of this troubled region threaten to erupt in unprecedented violence, a young Jewish-American lawyer joins the defence team of an arrested but possibly innocent Palestinian. Soon the lawyer's father, a famed criminal attorney, must win the Palestinian's case in court or risk losing his daughter forever. To solve the case, he must take into account the history of the Holy Land as it was experienced by people on all sides.
By Patricia Cornwell
Since Postmortem garnered critical acclaim and a record-breaking five awards for a first crime novel, the Scarpetta novels have often been imitated, but never bettered. Against her own judgement and the advice of Benton Wesley and her niece, Lucy, Scarpetta agrees to return to Virginia as a consultant pathologist on a case involving the death of a fourteen-year-old girl. Accompanied by Pete Marino she finds the once familiar territory of her morgue and her department much changed, and the new Chief Medical Examiner treats her with disdain despite the obvious fact that he is in desperate need of her expertise. But professional as ever, she re-examines the evidence and proves the girl was murdered. She also finds trace evidence which matches that found on an accident victim and at the scene where one of Lucy's operatives was attacked. It is not only a forensic puzzle, but opens up the probability that someone is after those closest to Scarpetta. Visit the author's website at www.patriciacornwell.com
Ties That Bind
By Phillip M. Margolin
To prosecutor Tim Kerrigan, the case of John Dupre appears open and shut. Not only is Dupre - infamous for his drug dealing and call-girl business - accused of murdering a prostitute and the son of a powerful businessman, but he has killed his lawyer in full view of a courthouse guard. For Kerrigan, this case could be his stepping stone to a position in Congress, but only if he helps sentence Dupre to the death penalty.Even to Dupre's new defence attorney, Amanda Jaffe, the result of this case seems clearly drawn. But when certain clues start popping up, from knife wounds on Dupre's own hands to hints dropped by friends of the murdered call girl, Jaffe begins to suspect there may be other people involved. As more evidence piles up and even her own safety is threatened, Jaffe begins to realise that Dupre may not be the criminal he seemed and that the real culprit could lie within the plush, protected walls of the State's most prominent country club.
Through Violet Eyes
By Stephen Woodworth
In a world where the dead can testify against the living, someone is getting away with murder.To every generation a select few souls are born with violet-coloured eyes - and the ability to channel the dead. Both rare and precious, and rigidly controlled by a society that craves their services, these Violets perform a number of different social duties. But now the Violets themselves have become the target of a brutal serial murderer - a murderer who has learned how to mask his or her identity even from the victims. Can FBI agent Dan Atwater, aided by Violet Natalie Lindstrom, uncover the criminal in time? Or will more of Natalie's race be dispatched to the realm that has haunted them all since childhood?
By Allison Brennan
Haunted by the tragic loss of her husband and son, bestselling author Joanna Sutton now lives in near seclusion in the rugged, snow-covered mountains of Montana. But unbeknownst to Jo, her haven is soon to become hell when Aaron Doherty, escaped from prison during a huge earthquake, arrives at her door. Having read all her novels, Doherty is dangerously obsessed with Jo, and now he wants to claim her as his own. Local sheriff Tyler McBride's world is also shaken when his son goes missing in a massive snowstorm in the mountains. But when he discovers that his one-time lover Jo has spearheaded a search-and-rescue mission - aided by Doherty - his world sinks even lower. Two people have already been brutally murdered, and now those he cares about most are in the company of a psychopath - and in very mortal danger...
By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
On a visit to her family's abandoned Santa Fe ranch, archaeologist Nora Kelly discovers an old letter, written from her father to her mother, now both dead. What perplexes Nora is the fact that the faded envelope was mailed and postmarked only a few weeks earlier. Her father had vanished into the remote canyon country of Utah 16 years before, searching for Quivira, the fabled Lost City of Gold, whose legend has captivated explorers since the days of Coronado. Upon reading the letter, Nora learns that her father believed he had, in fact, located the lost city. But what happened to her father, and who mailed the letter? In her quest for answers, Nora mounts a fresh expedition to follow her father's path and find Quivira. In doing so, she hopes not only to solve her own personal mysteries, but many of the mysteries of her profession as well. Will she discover the archaeological site of a lifetime-or risk her life and the deadly dangers of the desert for nothing?