Posts in category: Suspense
By Michael Palmer
Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard have been as soon as Naval Academy roommates. at the present time, Gabe is a rustic general practitioner and his good friend Andrew has long gone from warfare hero to governor to President of the USA. sooner or later, whereas the USA is embroiled in a sour presidential election crusade, Marine One lands on Gabe's Wyoming ranch, and President Stoddard declares that his own doctor has without notice and mysteriously disappeared―and he desperately wishes Gabe to take the man's place.
Now ensconced within the White apartment scientific place of work, Gabe involves a worrying attention: The President isn't healthy to run the rustic. Worse, Gabe uncovers facts that his friend's affliction is probably not because of normal motives. Who may have administered any such blow? And why? The President's lifestyles is at stake, the security of the realm is in jeopardy, and it is as much as Gabe to discover the solutions whereas time is operating out…
By Lawrence Block
Ebook annotation no longer on hand for this title.
Title: The lady With the lengthy eco-friendly Heart
Author: Block, Lawrence
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 2011/03/29
Number of Pages: 251
Binding style: PAPERBACK
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By Andrei Codrescu
A portrait of Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathory follows her real-life sixteenth-century reign of torture and homicide.
By Colleen Coble
At the dependent Mercy Falls masquerade ball, Olivia's hidden identification might be revealed.
It is the sunrise of a brand new century and Olivia Stewart is heiress to an empire. Her relatives numbers one of the 4 Hundred―those thought of the wealthiest and so much extraordinary in the USA. regrettably their wealth has approximately disappeared, and now their defense rests upon the Stewart daughters marrying well.
Olivia's sister, Eleanor, was once engaged to Harrison Bennett, one of many nation's wealthiest males, yet has given that died. Now the strain is on Olivia to take her position, regardless of her suspicions approximately Eleanor's fiancé. utilizing her family's long-forgotten English name, Olivia travels to Mercy Falls, California, as girl Devonworth, hoping to profit extra earlier than committing to marriage. There she reveals that Eleanor's dying was once no twist of fate. And Harrison isn't the guy she proposal he could be.
When Mercy Falls holds a charity masquerade ball to bring up money for the recent lighthouse, secrets―and truths lengthy hidden―will be printed. yet can Harrison particularly love Olivia whilst he reveals her precise identification? Can she stay with the repercussions of failing her relatives, or will she ultimately notice that nothing―not cash, relations, or romance―will ever evaluate to God's unconditional love?
Here’s one reviewer’s take:
“Originally advertised as "occult horror", Ariel is neither. it is a tale of the insanity that lies just below the outside, and what it takes to carry it out; the necessity to provide evil a face and a reputation. Who larger to scapegoat for unexplainable tragedies than the person who is various? Ariel is followed, and appears a little bit strange. Her volatile mom by no means fails to imagine the worst, nearly intentionally misreading the girl's traditional teenage perceptiveness and wish for privateness. by way of the book's finish, virtually every person believes that Ariel is a monster -- together with Ariel herself.
“Great characterizations, awesome descriptions -- i would like to reside in Ariel's condominium. i'll want for a sequel, or simply for extra books like it.”
And here’s LB’s:
“A writer supplied the basis of Ariel—an adoption that went awry. i used to be in Charleston whilst i started the e-book, and selected that outstanding urban as its surroundings. I don’t comprehend to what volume the e-book works—I should still notice that no longer each reader agreed with the only quoted above—but I vastly loved the interaction of Ariel and her good friend Erskine, and on definite nights i will nonetheless listen her flute off within the distance.”
This vintage Crime Library version of Ariel comprises as an advantage the 1st bankruptcy from the 3rd booklet within the sequence, Grifter’s online game.
By Arturo Perez-Reverte, Frank Wynne
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION’S overseas DAGGER
For lovers of Alan Furst and Carlos Ruiz Zafón comes a haunting and layered mystery packed with historical past, event, suspense, and an unforgettable love story—by the the world over bestselling writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
Cádiz, 1811: The Spanish port urban has been surrounded via Napoleon’s military for a 12 months. Their backs to the ocean, its citizens undergo regimen bombardments and reside in consistent worry of a French invasion. And now the our bodies of random girls have started to show up through the city—victims of a shadowy killer.
Police Comisario Rogelio Tizón has been assigned the case. recognized for his razor-sharp research skills—as good as his brutal interrogation methods—Tizón has visible every little thing. Or so he suggestion. His inquiry into the murders unearths a shocking development: every one sufferer has been discovered the place a French bomb exploded. good judgment tells him to cross it off as twist of fate; his intuition tells him another way, and he starts to view Cádiz as a dwelling chessboard, with himself and the killer the most players.
In a urban driven to the edge, violence and desperation weave jointly the lives of a bunch of not likely humans: the Spanish taxidermist who doubles as a French undercover agent; the younger girl who makes use of her father’s mercantile enterprise to run the enemy blockade; the rough-edged corsair who attempts to withstand her charms; and the intense educational furiously attempting to ideal the French army’s artillery and produce Cádiz to its knees as soon as and for all. And as Napoleon presses nearer, Tizón needs to make his subsequent circulate at the bomb-scarred chessboard sooner than the killer claims one other pawn.
Combining fast paced narrative with scrupulous ancient accuracy, this shrewdpermanent, suspenseful story of human resilience is Arturo Pérez-Reverte on the peak of his talents.
Praise for The Siege
“A genre-bending literary mystery . . . Pirates; serial killings; steamy, unrequited love: Pérez-Reverte imbues the sensational with value. . . . His descriptions of the city and other people of Cádiz catch colours, smells and personalities, making the web page come to existence, and he balances those sensory passages with dense observations approximately heritage, metaphysics, technological know-how, and human nature.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Bold . . . [Pérez-Reverte’s] top but . . . an bold highbrow mystery peopled with colourful rogues and antiheroes, meticulous in its historic aspect, with a plot that rattles alongside to its unforeseen finale. It’s not easy to think about a latest writer who so without problems marries well known and literary fiction as enjoyably as this.”—The Observer
“Pérez-Reverte has lengthy been Spain’s most well-liked, creative author of historic fiction. . . . it is a tremendous and impressive novel, wealthy in personality and incident.”—The Sunday Times
Acclaim for Arturo Pérez-Reverte
“John le Carré meets Gabriel García Márquez . . . Pérez-Reverte has a tremendous following . . . and it’s spreading.”—The Wall road Journal
“The Da Vinci Code and the guideline of Four . . . faded compared to Pérez-Reverte’s novels.”—Time Out New York
“It’s a unprecedented novelist who can create a literary page-turner. Arturo Pérez-Reverte . . . is a type of rarities.”—The Denver Post
By Caroline B. Cooney
A robust novel in regards to the hassle of doing what's correct.
Through their love for individuals, but lack of information of the unknown, the Finch relations has joined along their church and opened their domestic to an African refugee relations who're relocating to Connecticut. The Amabo kin of 4– Andre, Celestine, Mattu, and Alake: father, mom, and teen son and daughter– arrive in nice desire as they've got escaped the tyranny of Africa. What the Finch kin doesn’t be aware of is that there are usually not simply 4 refugees during this Amabo family members, yet 5.
As the Amabo relations, who've suffered incredible horrors, start to comply with a lifetime of lots within the Finches' suburban Connecticut domestic, and the Finches are studying new classes of “The Golden Rule”. The lifestyles adjustment for all turns out flawless.
But the 5th refugee doesn't think in stable will. This lawless insurgent has controlled to go into the USA undetected. And the Amabo relations has whatever of his--something that they agreed to hold into the rustic for him.
When Jared, the oldest Finch son, realizes that the great men are usually not regularly blameless, he needs to come to a decision which may swap the fates of either the Finches and the Amabos. during this uncommonly penetrating tale, Caroline B. Cooney offers a clean point of view on how doing what's correct could be such a lot tough.
By Jon Steele
Underneath Lausanne Cathedral, in Switzerland, there's a mystery buried earlier than time all started, anything unknown to angels and males, till now...
Marc Rochat watches over the town at evening from the belfry of the cathedral. He lives in a global of shadows and "beforetimes" and imaginary beings.
Katherine Taylor, name lady and daydreamer, is set to find that her real-life fairy story is simply too solid to be true.
Jay Harper, deepest detective, wakes up in a crummy lodge room without memory. When the phone earrings and he is provided a role, he is familiar with he has no selection yet to accept.
Three lives, one goal: retailer what is left of paradise earlier than all hell breaks free.
By Mary Higgins Clark
In a riveting mental mystery, Mary Higgins Clark takes the reader deep into the mysteries of the human brain, the place thoughts could be the most threatening issues of all.
At the guts of her novel is Kay Lansing, who has grown up in Englewood, New Jersey, daughter of the landscaper to the rich and strong Carrington kinfolk. Their mansion -- a ancient seventeenth-century manor apartment transported stone by means of stone from Wales in 1848 -- has a hidden chapel. someday, accompanying her father to paintings, six-year-old Kay succumbs to interest and sneaks into the chapel. There, she overhears a quarrel among a guy and a girl who's hard cash from him. while she says that it will be the final time, his caustic reaction is: "I heard that track before."
that very same night, the Carringtons carry a proper dinner dance and then Peter Carrington, a pupil at Princeton, drives domestic Susan Althorp, the eighteen-year-old daughter of buddies. whereas her mom and dad listen her are available, she isn't really in her room the subsequent morning and isn't obvious or heard from again.
during the years, a cloud of suspicion hangs over Peter Carrington. At age forty-two, head of the relations company empire, he's nonetheless "a individual of curiosity" within the eyes of the police, not just for Susan Althorp's disappearance but in addition for the following drowning demise of his personal pregnant spouse of their swimming pool.
Kay Lansing, now dwelling in long island and dealing as a librarian in Englewood, is going to determine Peter Carrington to invite for permission to carry a dinner party on his property to profit a literacy application, which he later can provide. Kay involves see Peter as maligned and misunderstood, and whilst he starts off to court docket her after the cocktail occasion, she falls in love with him. Over the objections of her liked grandmother Margaret O'Neil, who raised her after her mom and dad' early deaths, she marries him. To her dismay, she quickly reveals that he's a sleepwalker whose nocturnal wanderings draw him to the spot on the pool the place his spouse met her end.
Susan Althorp's mom, Gladys, has continuously been confident that Peter Carrington is chargeable for her daughter's disappearance, a trust shared via many in the neighborhood. pushing aside her husband's protests approximately reopening the case, Gladys, now terminally ailing, has employed a retired manhattan urban detective to attempt to determine what occurred to her daughter. Gladys desires to comprehend prior to she dies.
Kay, too, has built gnawing doubts approximately her husband. She believes that the foremost to the reality approximately his guilt or innocence lies within the scene she witnessed as a toddler within the chapel and is familiar with she needs to research the identification of the fellow and girl who quarreled there that day. but, she plunges into this pursuit figuring out that "that wisdom will not be sufficient to save lots of my husband's existence, if certainly it merits to be saved." What Kay doesn't even remotely suspect is that uncovering what lies at the back of those thoughts might cost her her personal life.
I Heard That track Before once more dramatically reconfirms Mary Higgins Clark's all over the world recognition as a grasp storyteller.
By Teresa Burrell
For Sabre Orin Brown, lifestyles is sweet; she has it all...or could have, if merely she may well remedy the mysterious disappearance of her brother. the quest for her brother and her occupation as a juvenile court docket legal professional collide whilst she defends a nine-year-old whose father will visit any size to acquire custody.
Sabre reveals herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for the reality takes her coast to coast and 5 years into the prior. faced with mysterious clues and unusual occurrences, Sabre is threatened via an individual desirous to make her endure the insufferable agony of wasting everything--including her existence.
As Sabre's ardour to discover the solutions intensifies, she discovers a twisted historical past of desperation, deceit, and revenge. and she or he discovers how vague and treacherous the reality can be.