Exit Strategy

By Kelley Armstrong

From the writer of the acclaimed ladies of the Otherworld sequence comes an exhilarating new heroine whose such a lot mystery identification is either lucrative…and deadly.

Regulars at Nadia’s nature inn don’t ask what she does within the low season. And that’s a great factor. If she informed them, she’d need to kill them. She’s successful lady for a Mafia relatives. difficult and self-sufficient, Nadia doesn’t owe a person any motives. yet that doesn’t suggest she consistently works on my own. one in all her contacts has recruited her in search of a ruthlessly effective serial killer slicing a swath of terror around the state. The murderer is much too expert to be an amateur—and the precision of the killings is bringing the Feds a lot too on the subject of the hit guy group for comfort.

To positioned an finish to the murders, Nadia must flip herself from predator to prey as she employs each trick she understands to discover the killer. prior to the killer reveals her…

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Fifty Mice: A Novel

By Daniel Pyne

An electrifying mystery that asks the question:

What if a guy is taken into the Federal Witness safeguard application opposed to his will?

And what if he doesn’t even comprehend what he’s speculated to know?

Jay Johnson is a thirtysomething man with a task in mobilephone revenues, a customary pickup basketball online game, and a faithful female friend he turns out able to marry. Then he’s kidnapped, tranquilized, and interrogated, and his complete lifestyles historical past is obliterated. he's now formally in witness defense. What did he see? What poor crime—or criminal—is he protecting mystery? It needs to be anything particularly big.

Unfortunately, Jay has no clue what it is.

Convinced that the govt. has made a mammoth mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a group on Catalina Island, which seems to be inhabited more often than not by means of different secure witnesses. remoted in a global of strangers, Jay starts to gain that the single method out is thru the twisted maze of lies and unreliable stories swirling via his personal brain. If he can locate—or invent—a repressed reminiscence that may fulfill the Feds, probably he could make it again to the mainland and his great, empty, unexamined life....
 

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Drood: A Novel

By Dan Simmons

On June nine, 1865, whereas touring by means of educate to London together with his mystery mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the peak of his powers and recognition, the main recognized and profitable novelist on the earth and maybe within the historical past of the world--hurtled right into a catastrophe that modified his existence forever.
Did Dickens commence dwelling a gloomy double lifestyles after the twist of fate? have been his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, homicide, opium dens, using lime pits to dissolve our bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere study . . . or anything extra terrifying?
Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons attracts impeccably from background to create a gloriously attractive and terrifying narrative. in keeping with the historic information of Charles Dickens's lifestyles and narrated by means of Wilkie Collins (Dickens's good friend, widespread collaborator, and Salieri-style mystery rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the recognized author's final years and should give you the key to Dickens's ultimate, unfinished paintings: The secret of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and completely unique, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his strong most sensible.

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Drive

By James Sallis

Much later, as he sat along with his again opposed to an inside of wall of a inn 6 simply north of Phoenix, observing the pool of blood lap towards him, driving force could ponder whether he had made a bad mistake. Later nonetheless, after all, there’d be without doubt. yet for now motive force is, as they are saying, within the second. And the instant contains this blood lapping towards him, the strain of dawn’s past due mild at home windows and door, site visitors sounds from the interstate within sight, the sound of somebody weeping within the subsequent room . . .
 
Thus starts off Drive , the tale of a guy who works as a stunt motive force via day and a getaway motive force by means of evening. He drives, that’s all—until he’s double-crossed. robust and stylistically fabulous, Drive has been hailed via critics because the "perfect piece of noir fiction" ( The ny instances ebook evaluate ) and an immediate vintage.

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Code White

Ali O'Day, a committed younger neurosurgeon, may have a Nobel Prize in her future―if she will be able to continue to exist the following 11 hours.

Under the glare of reside tv cameras―and together with her lover, Dr. Richard Helvelius, and her estranged husband, Kevin, either having a look on―Ali is ready to implant a innovative mini-computer into the mind of a blind boy. If it really works, he'll see back. yet a person desires to cease her triumph. No quicker has she began to function than the sanatorium pagers crackle with the chilling declaration, "CODE WHITE." A bomb has been present in the clinical center.

But this can be no traditional bomb―and no traditional bomber. As mins tick off towards the time limit, Ali suspects titanic, inhuman mind lies at the back of the plot―and that she herself could be the actual ransom call for, in Code White by Scott Britz-Cunningham.

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Accused: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel

By Lisa Scottoline

The all-female legislation enterprise of Rosato & affiliates has continually been at the aspect of what's correct. yet actual justice isn’t regularly black and white. . .
Mary DiNunzio, who simply made accomplice, takes on her most original case but, delivered to the company by way of Allegra Gardner, a thirteen-year-old genius from an awfully filthy rich family members. Allegra’s sister, Fiona, used to be murdered six years in the past, and it gave the impression of an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, used to be obvious fleeing the scene; his blood was once on Fiona and her blood used to be on him; and, such a lot damning, Stall pleaded responsible. yet younger Allegra believes Stall is innocent―and wrongly imprisoned. The robust Gardner kinfolk and Allegra’s personal mom and dad oppose reopening the case, so taking it on is dicy. yet Rosato & affiliates can by no means withstand an underdog. was once justice rather served all these years in the past? it's going to take Mary and her crew of unstoppable legal professionals, plus one youngster, to profit the truth.

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The Code Within: A Thriller (Trent Turner Series) (Volume 1)

By S. L. Jones

Introducing an immense new mystery writer--in the vein of Vince Flynn and Tom Clancy--and a dangerous but charismatic personality, Trent Turner.

For years, Trent Turner has labored within the shadows utilizing his vigilance and backbone to covertly safeguard his kingdom. His nameless days dispatching of the world's darkish realities are interrupted while the unthinkable occurs and sends him on a direction that can wreck him. He reveals himself embroiled in a conspiracy the place political and monetary powers collide whilst contributors of a hacktivist workforce are strong-armed into aiding a sworn enemy of the us upward thrust to energy once more. it is a race opposed to time for the operative to avoid an assault that would remodel the enemy right into a superpower once more and spoil his nation within the method.

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Irene: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

By Frank Wynne

Pierre Lemaitre is understood for writing crime fiction with an alchemical mixture of white-knuckle depth, fearlessly unconventional plotting, and psychologically complex personality improvement. In Irene Lemaitre ingeniously makes use of 5 modern and vintage literary homicide scenes--from William McIlvanney's Laidlaw to Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho--as the framework on which to craft a diabolical prequel to his Crime Writers' organization foreign Dagger Award-winning novel Alex.
Camille Verhoeven, whose diminutive stature belies his fierce depth, has reached an strangely content material (for him) position in existence. he's revered by way of his colleagues and he and his beautiful spouse, Irene, expect their first child.
But while a brand new homicide case hits his desk--a double torture-homicide that is so severe that even the main pro officials are horrified-Verhoeven is triumph over with a feeling of foreboding.
As hyperlinks emerge among the bloody set-piece and no less than one earlier unsolved homicide, it turns into transparent calculating serial killer is at paintings. the click has a box day, taking specific excitement in placing Verhoeven lower than the media highlight (and revealing uncomfortable information of his own life).
Then Verhoeven makes a step forward discovery: the murders are modeled after the exploits of serial killers from vintage works of crime fiction. The double homicide used to be an exquisitely certain replication of a scene from Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, and one of many associated chilly instances was once a loyal homage to James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia.
The media circus reaches a fever pitch whilst the modus operandi of the killer, dubbed "The Novelist," is published. Worse, the Novelist has taken to writing taunting letters to the police, emphasizing that he'll cease leaving any clues in the back of except Verhoeven continues to be at the case.
For purposes recognized basically to the killer, the case has develop into own. With extra literature--inspired murders surfacing, Verhoeven enlists assistance from an eccentric bookseller and a professor focusing on crime fiction to aim to expect his adversary's subsequent movement. Then Irene is kidnapped.
With time working out, Verhoeven realizes that every one alongside he is been the unwitting dupe within the Novelist's plans to create an unique paintings of his personal. Now, the one individual on the earth the commandant really cares for is at risk, and a cheerful finishing turns out much less and not more most likely because it turns into transparent that the winner of this lethal online game could be the guy with the least to lose.

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Church of Marvels: A Novel

By Leslie Parry

A ravishing first novel, set in bright, tumultuous turn-of-the-century big apple urban, the place the lives of 4 outsiders develop into entwined, bringing irrevocable switch to them all.

New York, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, an evening soiler cleansing out the privies at the back of the tenement homes, unearths an deserted infant child within the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the kid, decided to discover the place she belongs.

Odile Church and her attractive sister, Belle, have been raised amid the applause and magical pageantry of The Church of Marvels, their mother’s stunning Coney Island sideshow. however the Church has burnt to the floor, their mom lifeless in its ashes. Now Belle, the family’s superstar, has vanished into the bowels of long island, leaving Odile on my own and desirous to locate her.

A younger girl named Alphie awakens to discover herself trapped around the river in Blackwell’s Lunatic Asylum—sure that her imprisonment is a ruse through her husband’s vile, overbearing mom. at the ward she meets one other younger girl of airy attractiveness who doesn't converse, a lady with a rare expertise that will shop them both.

As those strangers’ lives develop into more and more attached, their tales and secrets and techniques spread. relocating from the Coney Island beach to the tenement-studded streets of the reduce East facet, a magnificent human circus to a brutal, terrifying asylum, Church of Marvels takes readers again to turn-of-the-century New York—a urban of problem and goals, love and loneliness, wish and probability. In magnetic, luminous prose, Leslie Parry deals a richly atmospheric imaginative and prescient of the prior in a story of superb attractiveness, filled with wondrous enchantments, a fabulous debut that would go away readers breathless.

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Winter of the Wolf Moon: An Alex McKnight Mystery (Alex McKnight Novels)

By Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton's novels starring ex-cop and sometime-P.I. Alex McKnight have received a number of awards and seemed on bestseller lists national. And should you commence studying Winter of the Wolf Moon, you will immediately comprehend why. . .

When a tender lady from the Ojibwa tribe asks McKnight for protect from her violent boyfriend, McKnight is of the same opinion. yet after letting her remain in a single of his cabins, he unearths her long past the subsequent morning. His look for her brings on a bunch of suspects, bruising encounters, and a thickening internet of crime, all obscured by means of the relentless whiplash of brutal snowstorms. From the key global of the Ojibwa reservation to the Canadian border and deep into the silent woods, an individual is out to kill―and McKnight is heading correct into the road of fire.

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