Billy (a novelette)

      Shaun Whittington
Billy (a novelette)

This is a revised and extended version of the short story, 'The Third Anniversary.'It's been nearly three years since the school killings, and Billy Jones is still haunted by what happened and struggles on how to deal with an episode that will scar the town for a long time.This is a revised and extended version of the short story, 'The Third Anniversary.'In this horrific, yet emotional story, it tells us about a tortured soul. Everywhere is a reminder and there's no escape for Billy Jones. It's been nearly three years since the school killings, and Billy Jones is still haunted by what happened and struggles on how to deal with an episode that will scar the town for a long time.

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    The Y2 Kaper

      Jim CaJacob
The Y2 Kaper

Hackers scheme to use Y2K mania to get rich - plus bowling, chocolate, hip-hop and Estelle.Working on the "Y2K Bug", hackers discover a way to manipulate economic indicators and scheme, with the help of a certain woman, to get rich doing this. They are pursued by other techies, and by rich people who don't like to see their money disappear.Set in the U.S. and Switzerland.

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    The Bourne Betrayal

      Robert Ludlum
The Bourne Betrayal

Already devastated by loss, Bourne is shattered by a report that his last friend in the world, Martin Lindros has gone missing. A CI deputy director, Lindros was in Ethiopia tracking suspicious shipments of yellowcake uranium and atomic bomb weaponry. His last lifeline to humanity, Bourne will not let Lindros go. Despite his hatred for CI, Bourne sets out to rescue his friend and finish the job: dismantling a terrorist network determined to build nuclear armaments by cutting off their source of money. But Bourne doesn't realize that these men, Islamic supremacists, are leaders of an incredibly dangerous, technologically savvy group with ties from Africa, across the Middle East, and into Eastern Europe and Russia. They have predicted Bourne's every move, and are counting on his unwitting help in their plans to destroy America.


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    Ripley Under Water

      Patricia Highsmith
Ripley Under Water

Tom Ripley is settled into his estate in the French countryside, quietly enjoying his gardening and planning a trip to North Africa with his beautiful wife. But an odd, vulgar American couple is lurking about the village—and they seem to recognize him. After a string of strange coincidences, Ripley must deploy all of his cruel talents to protect himself and hide a deed from his past. Ripley Under Water (1991) is Patricia Highsmith's final Ripley novel, and one of her most deliciously thrilling and terrifying.


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    There Fell a Shadow

      Andrew Klavan
There Fell a Shadow

A newspaperman investigates a war correspondent's hotel room murder As snow falls on Manhattan, three old colleagues warm themselves in the wood-paneled confines of the Midtown Press Club. Two are editors at highbrow New York publications; the other is Timothy Colt, a daring war correspondent whose face is not famous but whose byline is known the world over. New York Star crime reporter John Wells listens as they rehash old times, then follows Colt back to his room to drink some more. He wakes hung over, just in time to see Colt murdered. After a struggle with Wells draws the attention of hotel security, the assassin flings himself out the window. To unmask Colt's killer, Wells will have to reach deep into his fellow reporter's past—for the root of this murder lies in a long-forgotten love, and an atrocious war too terrible to be remembered.


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    All Around the Town

      Mary Higgins Clark
All Around the Town

na hermosa joven se ha enamorado de su profesor de literatura, que es un hombre casado. Cuando éste muere asesinado, las huellas de la joven aparecen por todas partes. Su hermana, abogada de prestigio, decide defenderla. La chica ha desarrollado múltiples personalidades. Si al asumir una de ellas perpetró el crimen, ¿cuán respondable es de sus actos? Esta nueva novela de Mary Higgins Clark, autora de No llores más y Le gusta la música, le gusta bailar, es una historia de suspenso psicológico con un clímax tan escalofriante como inesperado. Un gran bestseller.


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    Dead Zero

      Stephen Hunter
Dead Zero

From New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter comes a thriller that plunges deep into the world of high-tech national security, the hearts and minds of those who kill for duty, and the latest mission for veteran sniper Bob Lee Swagger— who may have finally met the only man who can outshoot him.

Who killed Whiskey 2-2?

And why won’t it stay dead?

A marine sniper team on a mission in tribal territories on the Afghan-Pakistan border, Whiskey 2-2 is ambushed by professionals using the latest high-tech shooting gear. Badly wounded, the team’s sole survivor, Gunnery Sergeant Ray Cruz, aka “the Cruise Missile,” is determined to finish his job. He almost succeeds when a mystery blast terminates his enterprise, leaving a thirty-foot crater where a building used to be—and where Sergeant Cruz was meant to be hiding.

Months pass. Ray’s target, an Afghan warlord named Ibrahim Zarzi, sometimes called “The Beheader,” becomes an American asset in the region and beyond, beloved by State, the Administration, and the Agency. He arrives in Washington for consecration as Our Man in Kabul. But so does a mysterious radio transmission, in last year’s code. It’s from Whiskey 2-2.

MISSION WILL BE COMPLETED.

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH.

Is Ray Cruz back? Has he gone rogue, is he insane, or just insanely angry? Will he succeed, though his antagonists now include the CIA, the FBI, and the same crew of bad boys that nearly killed him in Zabol province? Not to mention Bob Lee Swagger and a beautiful CIA agent named Susan Okada who gives Swagger more than just a patriotic reason to take the case.

Swagger, the legendary hero of seven of Hunter’s novels from Point of Impact to last year’s bestselling I, Sniper, is recruited by the FBI to stop the Cruise Missile from reaching his target. The problem is that the more Swagger learns about what happened in Zabol, the more he questions the U.S. government’s support of Zarzi and the more he identifies with Cruz as hunter instead of prey.

With its hallmark accuracy on modern killing technologies, Dead Zero features an older, more contemplative Swagger, but never lets up on the razor-sharp dialogue, vivid characterizations, extraordinary action scenes, and dazzling prose that define Hunter’s landmark series. And with this installment, the stunning revelations— both political and private—will leave readers begging for more long after the last bullet finds its way home.


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    What Doesn't Kill You

      Iris Johansen
What Doesn't Kill You

It's the deadliest poison known to man.

He's the only one who knows its true power.

She's the only one who can stop the evil.

The chase is on. . . .

Number-one bestselling author Iris Johansen showcases one of her most fascinating characters yet, pitted against one of the most ruthless killers, in a novel that will make you forget to breathe. . . .

Catherine Ling was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four. Schooled in the art of survival, she traded in the only commodity she had: information. As a teenager, she came under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Hu Chang---a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA and now she is known as one of their most effective operatives. Having lived life in the shadows, Catherine is aware of the wobbly moral compass of her existence and even more aware of just how expendable she is to those she deals with. When her old friend Hu Chang creates a formula that's not only deadly but completely untraceable, the race begins to be the first to get it. With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself up against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive in her quest to protect those she cares about: Hu Chang and Luke---the son who was stolen from Catherine and only recently brought home safe. Using all of her formidable skills, Catherine Ling proves the age-old belief that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Iris Johansen is at her page-turning best in this novel that takes you from the corridors of Langley to the alleyways of Hong Kong and the darkest places of the human soul.


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    Malice: A Mystery

      Keigo Higashino
Malice: A Mystery

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.

At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka’s best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same public school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi eventually left to become a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka.

As Kaga investigates, he eventually uncovers evidence that indicates that the two writers’ relationship was very different that they claimed, that they were anything but best friends.  But the question before Kaga isn't necessarily who, or how, but why. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. And if Kaga isn't able to uncover and prove why the murder was committed, then the truth may never come out.


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    Shadow Prey

      John Sandford
Shadow Prey

In Shadow Prey, the crackling sequel to Rules of Prey, Twin Cities Sleuth Lucas Davenport teams up with NYPD lieutenant Lily Rothenberg to track down an elusive killer, known only as Shadow Love.

Among the victims:
- A Minneapolis slumlord
- A judge from Oklahoma City
- A Manhattan politician

The Murder weapon:

A Native American ceremonial Knife

Is Shadow Love just another serial killer, or is he fighting a holy war -- one in which Davenport is slated to be the next casualty? The frenzied and erotically-charged action brings Davenport to the gritty back streets and alleys of Minneapolis' Native American slums.

Performed by Ken Howard


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    Locked Inside

      Nancy Werlin
Locked Inside

As the orphaned daughter of a wildly successful inspirational singer/author, Marnie Skyedottir stands to inherit great wealth. But until then, Marnie has to survive a dreary life in private school. She endures by escaping into an online role-playing game as much as possible and steering clear of the other students. So when Marnie is kidnapped by someone who also claims to be Skye's daughter, she is worried. With her reclusive tendencies, will anyone even know she's gone? And will her online gaming skills be of any help to her in this real-life drama?


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    Crusader's Cross

      James Lee Burke
Crusader's Cross

Critically acclaimed and bestselling crime writer James Lee Burke delivers his most exciting thriller ever featuring beloved hero Dave Robicheaux, and this time he's sleuthing his way through Louisiana's hotbed of sin and uncertainty.

In Crusader's Cross, * a deathbed confession from an old schoolmate reminds Dave Robicheaux of a girl he once knew, sending him on a hunt for her whereabouts. Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin. It was back in the 1950s, when Robicheaux and his brother Jimmie met her on the beach. She was a pretty girl and Jimmie fell for her hard--not knowing she was a prostitute with ties to the mob, and that she meant big trouble. Luckily, she disappeared from their lives without a trace.
Now, decades later, Robicheaux is asking questions about Ida Durbin, and a couple of red-neck deputy sheriffs make it clear that asking questions is a dangerous game. With a series of horrifying murders that somehow seem connected to the past, and the sudden appearance of Valentine Chalons, a troubled and deeply alluring young woman, Robicheaux is soon involved not only with the powerfully wealthy Chalons family but with the cold-blooded New Orleans mob and its lethal history...
Brilliant, brooding, and filled with the author's signature lyricism,
Crusader's Cross is "Burke at his most eloquent" (Booklist*).


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    The Burden of Proof

      Scott Turow
The Burden of Proof

Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that no part of his life is left untouched. It reveals a family caught in a maelstrom of hidden crimes, shocking secrets, and warring passions.


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    The Caregiver Vignettes 6-10

      Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz
The Caregiver Vignettes 6-10

vignettes from The Caregiver Series, all taking place before Book 1.On how Romulus convinced Scarlett to sign the contractOn how Romulus convinced Scarlett even furtherOn how Scarlett and Ferdinand metOn Scarlett and Bobby’s splitOn how Douglas and Scarlett got on Romulus’ nervesInspired by the legend of the plague doctor who took his own life on the now-haunted Poveglia Island, this companion piece tells the story through a philosophical and metaphysical lens, theorizing what happens to him in the after-life. After 2 years of when it was first released, Miasma is now revamped and the final piece of The Shroud Eater flash fiction, the story that intimately focusing on the nuances of what led to his suicide - both stories are now included in this version.

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