Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.
"Getting to know Pendergast"
Teaming up with longtime friends - NYPD's Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace - Assistant D.A. Alex Cooper investigates the disappearance of world-famous dancer Natalya Galinova, who has suddenly vanished backstage at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House - during a performance. The three colleagues are soon drawn into the machinations of New York City's secretive theatrical community, where ambition takes many forms, including those most deadly.
"A good story."
Praised as a "ruthless descendant of Holmes", agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds.
"Dance of Death"
Autumn Franklin is an awkward, biracial girl growing up in a suburb of Detroit. Already disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background, she becomes even more withdrawn when her young parents divorce. Ever-changing but stubbornly tenacious, she survives the cards she's been dealt by playing them against the odds. Transplanting herself from her factory-driven hometown to the alluring City of Angels, she has but one goal: to find herself.
London, Autumn 1916. When he slips out of a house in the early hours, Simon Wilder is too preoccupied to realise that he is being stalked. As he walks along the street, lights begin to dim as a warning that there's another Zeppelin attack. British aeroplanes attack the Zeppelin. Suddenly, it bursts into flame and lights up the whole sky. The crowds cheer as the great fireball drops slowly down and crashes in a field but the one person unable to watch is Simon Wilder.
This audiobook contains three works by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). The most well-known of these, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, tells the story of the premature death of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia. It explores themes of life, death and suffering, as well as self-interest versus compassion.
Seemingly invincible since his transformation into a vampire, Jonathan Barrett must admit his own weakness when he unexpectedly meets a four-year-old boy who strangely resembles him. Armed with a powerful weapon to use against him, his love for his son, Jonathan’s enemies have gained an advantage. The only hope for Jonathan and his child’s survival lies in the return of the mysterious Nora Jones.
"I couldn't stop"
Newly returned from an eventful mission to Scotland - and eager to be reunited with his family - Roger the Chapman is far from pleased when Timothy Plummer, Spymaster General to the King, commands him to undertake another mission. He is to accompany the beautiful but manipulative Eloise Gray on a special journey to Paris, pretending to be her husband.
"Another Good Book"
Detective Inspector Joseph Rafferty has just left his wedding rehearsal when Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn calls to say that a local man has come home to find his wife dead – strangled – on the kitchen floor. Adrienne Staveley is soon revealed to be a woman with many secrets. Was she killed by her husband? Did one of her lovers do the deed? Rafferty can’t help but think it a wonder that someone hasn’t tried to murder her before.
Algernon Blackwood was a writer of weird, occult, and ghost tales. He was also a contemporary of Arthur Machen, both of whom were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. It was his interest in esoteric studies that likely served as the inspiration for strange stories such as this one. In this tale a young man who works in an office is diagnosed with a heart condition. He is warned by his doctor to avoid strenuous activity, including dancing. The young man ignores his advice and proceeds to attend a dance, where he spies an entrancing young woman.
John Case has established himself as the master of unrelenting suspense. Now Case choreographs his most diabolically chilling novel to date, as the very fabric of civilisation threatens to come apart in the hands of a brilliantly vengeful madman.…
"Social Circles Collide on a Dance Floor. Then a Brawl Ends in Death" is from the August 04, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Benjamin Mueller, Ashley Southall and Al Baker and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
Teaming up with longtime friends, NYPD's Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, assistant DA Alex Cooper investigates the disappearance of world-famous dancer Natalya Galinova, who has suddenly vanished backstage at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House, during a performance.