Odds Against

By Dick Francis

Former hotshot jockey Sid Halley landed a place with a detective enterprise, in simple terms to trap a bullet from a few penny-ante thug. Now, he has to move up opposed to a box of thoroughbred criminals--and the chances are opposed to him that he will even live on.

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Bad Girls Don't Die

By Katie Alender

When Alexis's little sister Kasey turns into passionate about an old doll, Alexis thinks she is simply being her ordinary bizarre self. issues get more bizarre, even though, while their residence begins altering. doorways open and shut through themselves; water boils at the unlit range; and an unplugged air conditioner blasts chilly air. Kasey is altering, too. Her blue eyes pass eco-friendly, she starts off utilizing out of date language, and she or he forgets chunks of time. most annoying of all is the damaging new chip on Kasey's shoulder. The previously mild baby is long past, and the hot Kasey is angry. Alexis is the single person who can cease her sister -- yet what if that green-eyed lady isn't really even Kasey anymore?

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Thirteen

By Richard K. Morgan

The long run isn’t what it was due to the fact that Richard okay. Morgan arrived at the scene. He unleashed Takeshi Kovacs–private eye, soldier of fortune, and all-purpose antihero–into the body-swapping, hard-boiled, city jungle of the following day in Altered Carbon, damaged Angels, and Woken Furies, successful the Philip okay. Dick Award within the procedure. In marketplace Forces, he introduced company gladiator Chris Faulkner into the courageous new company of war-for-profit. Now, in 13, Morgan appreciably reshapes and recharges technological know-how fiction all over again, with a brand new and unforgettable hero in Carl Marsalis: hybrid, employed gun, and a guy with no nation . . . or a planet.

Marsalis is considered one of a brand new breed. actually. Genetically engineered by means of the U.S. executive to embrace the bare aggression and primal survival talents that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens have been meant to be the last word army combating strength. The undertaking used to be scuttled, even if, while a worried public branded the supersoldiers risky mutants, dooming the Thirteens to compelled exile on Earth’s far-off, desolate Mars colony. yet Marsalis came across the way to slip back–and right into a profitable residing as a bounty hunter and hit guy prior to a police sting landed him in prison–a destiny worse than Mars, and masses extra risky.

Luckily, his “enhanced” lifestyles additionally looks a charmed one. a brand new likelihood at freedom beckons, courtesy of the govt.. All Marsalis has to do is find his stronger talents to usher in one other fugitive. yet this one is not any universal felony. He’s one other Thirteen–one who’s already shanghaied an area go back and forth, butchered its staff, and left a path of our bodies in his wake on a bloody cross-country spree. and prefer his pursuer, he used to be bred to struggle to the demise. nonetheless, there’s no doubt Marsalis will take the task. although it is going to draw him deep into violence, treachery, corruption, and painful war of words with himself, something is best than final a prisoner. the true query is: can he stay sane–and alive–long sufficient to succeed?

From the Hardcover edition.

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Edge of Danger

By Jack Higgins

A murderous vendetta areas not just lives at stake but additionally the destiny of countries, in Jack Higgins's robust new thriller.

"I regularly return." for hundreds of years, that were the Rashid relations motto. through the years, the family's British and Arab ancestries had interwoven to supply a striking relatives of warriors, as at domestic lower than the pitiless barren region sunlight as within the streets of London. however it is to neither of those areas that the Rashids now direct their rage. it truly is to the us, whose president they carry answerable for a chain of assaults opposed to their strength and their honor. From contrary ends of the area, tricks are picked up by means of Blake Johnson, head of the clandestine White condominium operation often called The Basement, and his Irish colleague, Sean Dillon, yet tricks to what? by means of whom? Frantically, they paintings to discover the answer-and in the meantime the killers wait. and that's merely the beginning....

Brilliantly suspenseful, Edge of Danger is additional evidence that during the phrases of the linked Press: "When it involves mystery writers, one identify stands good above the crowd-Jack Higgins."

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14th Deadly Sin (Women's Murder Club)

By James Patterson

With San Francisco lower than siege and everybody a suspect, the Women's homicide membership needs to chance their lives to save lots of the city-and one another.

With a gorgeous child daughter and a loyal husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can thoroughly say that her lifestyles hasn't ever been greater. in reality (for a change), issues appear to be going good for all of the contributors of the Women's homicide membership as they assemble to have a good time San Francisco health worker Claire Washburn's birthday. however the celebration is reduce brief whilst Lindsay is named to a grotesque crime scene, the place a lady has been murdered in extensive sunlight.

As Lindsay investigates, stunning video pictures of one other crime surfaces. A video so terrible that it shakes town to its middle. Their faces obscured through mask, the cold-blooded criminals at the tape can be anyone-and now all of Lindsay's co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps via San Francisco, and public worry and anger develop, Lindsay and her pals needs to hazard their lives within the identify of justice-before it is too overdue.

With stunning twists and riveting suspense, 14th lethal SIN proves another time that after it involves suspense fiction, within the phrases or Jeffery Deaver: "nobody does it larger" than James Patterson.

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Angels & Demons: A Novel (Robert Langdon)

By Dan Brown

From the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Da Vinci Code comes the explosive mystery that all started all of it.
An old mystery brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable goal. whilst world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first project to a Swiss study facility to research a mysterious image -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers facts of the incredible: the resurgence of an historic mystery brotherhood referred to as the Illuminati...the strongest underground association ever to stroll the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to hold out the ultimate part of its mythical vendetta opposed to its such a lot hated enemy -- the Catholic Church.
Langdon's worst fears are proven at the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, while a messenger of the Illuminati pronounces they've got hidden an unstoppable time bomb on the very center of Vatican urban. With the countdown below approach, Langdon jets to Rome to hitch forces with Vittoria Vetra, a gorgeous and mysterious Italian scientist, to help the Vatican in a determined bid for survival.
Embarking on a frantic hunt via sealed crypts, harmful catacombs, abandoned cathedrals, and the main secretive vault on the earth, Langdon and Vetra persist with a 400-year-old path of historical symbols that snakes throughout Rome towards the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine place that comprises the single wish for Vatican salvation.
Critics have praised the exhilarating mixture of relentless event, scholarly intrigue, and slicing wit present in Brown's awesome thrillers that includes Robert Langdon. An explosive overseas suspense, Angels & Demons marks this hero's first experience because it careens from enlightening epiphanies to darkish truths because the conflict among technology and faith turns to conflict.

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Odd Interlude #1

By Dean Koontz

There's room on the lodge. yet chances are you'll now not get out.

Nestled on a lonely stretch alongside the Pacific coast, old fashioned roadside outpost concord nook bargains every little thing a weary traveller needs--a comfortable diner, a convenient provider station, a cluster of inn rooms . . . and the concord relations home presiding over all of it. but if peculiar Thomas and corporate cease to spend the evening, they become aware of that there's extra to this secluded haven than meets the eye--and that among existence and dying, there's something extra scary than both.

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The Omega Theory: A Novel

By Mark Alpert

“T he wolf shall reside with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the child. And a baby shall lead them.” She smiled. “That’s you, Michael. That’s why Brother Cyrus wishes you. You’re going to assist us satisfy the prophecy.”

The Omega conception opens with media experiences that, regardless of U.S. warnings, Iran has verified a nuclear bomb. however the blast from the equipment is diverse and much extra harmful than that of any earlier nuclear weapon. Surveillance tools convey that for one cut up moment an occasion happened that had now not taken position because the giant Bang fourteen billion years in the past. in the meantime, technological know-how historian David quick and quantum physicist Monique Reynolds examine that their autistic son, Michael, has been abducted by means of a militant cult known as the real Believers. Michael, a descendant of Albert Einstein, has inherited Einstein’s impressive intelligence and is the single individual on the earth who is aware Einstein’s final secret—the ultimate idea, a collection of equations that may clarify all of the forces of nature. simply those that comprehend the foremost to production may know the way to spoil it. The Iranian nuclear blast is an indication of this realizing. quickly David and Monique observe their determined look for Michael can be a determined race to prevent the awful energy of the idea from being unleashed. becoming a member of forces with FBI Agent Lucille Parker, David and Monique race from the previous urban of Jerusalem to the deserts of Turkmenistan to rescue Michael and prevent the cult’s enthusiast chief. Their trip proves simply how tricky it's to prevent people who find themselves prepared to die within the identify of God. Praised via bestselling friends comparable to Douglas Preston and James Rollins, Mark Alpert indicates he's on the most sensible of his writing video game and the leading edge of technology, seamlessly weaving truth and fiction with nonstop heart-pounding motion during this explosive mystery. We won't ever see our universe in really an identical approach again.

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Un hermoso lugar para morir (Nuevos Tiempos) (Spanish Edition)

Un hermoso lugar para morir transcurre en los angeles Sudáfrica de los años 1950, con las nuevas leyes del apartheid recién entradas en vigour. En estas condiciones que hacen enormemente más peligrosa l. a. vida, Emmanuel Cooper, de los angeles policía de Johannesburgo, make a decision viajar desde Ciudad del Cabo a un pequeño pueblo en los angeles frontera con Mozambique para investigar el asesinato de Willem Pretorius, comisario de policía de l. a. pequeña localidad. Pretorius period un afrikáner aparentemente respetado por sus compatriotas y conocido por su rectitud ethical. Pero Cooper, en colaboración con el policía zulú Shabalala, descubre enseguida que los angeles conducta del comisario no period tan intachable como creía su familia. Y se encontrará con todo un landscape de corrupción, pornografía y un complejo entramado de relaciones interraciales.

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Fiddlers: A Novel of the 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 55)

By Ed McBain

Ed McBain's newest installment within the 87th Precinct sequence reveals the detectives stumped through a serial killer who does not healthy the profile. A blind violinist taking a smoke holiday, a cosmetics revenues rep cooking an omelet in her personal kitchen, a faculty professor trudging domestic from classification, a clergyman considering retirement within the rectory backyard, an outdated girl out strolling her dog--these are the possible random ambitions shot two times within the face. yet so much serial killers do not use weapons. so much serial killers do not strike 5 instances in weeks. And such a lot serial killers' prey percentage whatever greater than being over fifty years of age. Now it falls to Detective Steve Carella and his colleagues within the 87th Precinct to determine what-or whom-the sufferers had in universal earlier than one other physique is located. With trademark wit and scorching discussion, McBain unravels a secret and examines the desires we chase within the darkening hours sooner than the fiddlers have fled.

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