The affair is a military wedding. The groom's parents are the Bradwins, one of the oldest and most distinguished families in Virginia. The family head, General "Boss" Bradwin, is a famous army officer. Of all his prized sons, his youngest, "Clipper" Bradwin, is the most promising. First in his class at Blue Ridge Military Academy, graduate with all honors, he is now entering into holy matrimony and then into wartime service of his country.
"Still great after all these years"
"Auntie Helen," the little boy sobbed, "I'm home, and nobody's here!" The phone trembled in Helen Connolly's hand. She could not believe her ears. This was her nephew, Michael Young, on the phone - Michael, who had been dead for sixteen years. Who was this mysterious caller? Could it really be Michael? And if so, what did he want?
Three never before published novellas from some of our very best crime writers, compiled and edited by Ed McBain.
In the frozen pit of blackest hell, Death sleeps. Ravishing beyond words, evil beyond our darkest dreams of Satan, Her eyelids flutter. Rising from Her pit, She wakes her vampire brood - and frees them from their ancient graves. No, no one is safe, no one - from the unwashed Children of Eve.
"Novel story and characters"
Deep within the volcanic rock of Mt. Kilamanjaro lie the Catacombs, the enormous hidden burial caves of a vanished African society more sophisticated and technologically advanced than ours. A civilization that has left the formula for present-day domination by a world power etched into blood-red diamonds - the rarest gemstones known.
New York Times best-selling author John Farris pens a once-in-a-lifetime thriller that ensnares listeners in an addictive web of intrigue and chilling terror. When nurse Mally Shaw is found dead in Evening Shade, Tennessee, 14-year-old mute Alex Gambier is devastated. He misses the tenderhearted young woman who befriended him. And he is furious with her killer. But how will his silent witnessing of her unspeakable death affect him - and others?
"Murder with a supernatural twist!"
The United States is besieged by terrorists who are working from within the White House itself to overthrow the government. They have frightening weapons at their disposal, not the least of which are techniques of mind control undreamed of even a decade ago. Graduation day at the University of California at Shasta. Eden Waring, star athlete and valedictorian, is about to address fellow graduates and family members in the school's stadium when she is overwhelmed by a terrible premonition.
"Not sure I'll be able to finish this one."
Seventeen-year-old Sharissa Walker is beauty personified, decency incarnate and a joy to behold - the apple of her father's eye. By anyone's standards, Greg Walker is the perfect father. He'll do anything to protect her and keep her safe. But in this novel of terror and suspense, nothing is as it seems. Nothing. Not youthful innocence. Not daughterly devotion. Not a father's love...
Beautiful eighteen-year-old Barry Brennan couldn't forget. A year ago, Ned Kramer, her fiancé, had died in a hunting accident. Her grief threatened to overwhelm her - until the night her car careened off an icy country road and struck a handsome stranger. Naked and helpless, he seemed to have appeared out of nowhere. Stripped of speech and memory, his recovery would begin only when Barry roused him from his coma, took him home to her family, and urged him to recall his name. She would be bound to him by a love deeper, more compelling, than any she had ever known.
"Kidnappers are frequently complex devious people," the detective had warned her. But that wasn't the half of it. What began as a routine kidnapping would end in much more--sins of unspeakable evil and terrifying violence. Who are these strangely sinister captors and who is their wickedly erotic victim? What has been happening to this strange young girl, and what has produced this nerve-fraying nightmare of sheer electric terror?
"most boring kidnapped person book"
Dr. Joe Bryce, a dedicated physician, has spent the last three years in war-torn Africa. Having left his millionaire fiancee at the altar, the con man continues his string of taking advantage of rich women to fund his living the high life on his yacht, the Dragonfly. In Nimrod's Chapel, GA, he meets the hottest-selling American romance author, Abby Abelard - a blindingly beautiful and wealthy woman, but one paralyzed after a hit-and-run accident. Her uncle, Dr. Luke, and his wife, Charlene, a substance abuser, like Joe, have secrets of their own.
The year is 1952. Fourteen-year-old Alex Gambier is rebellious by nature and scarred by childhood tragedy in the southern community of Evening Shade. An outcast in his own family, mute from a bout with diptheria at an early age, Alex expresses himself by writing imaginative stories and by conceiving daredevil stunts that test all of his physical rescources while putting his life in extreme danger. The aftermath of one of his hair-raising stunts finds Alex in the care of a young black nurse named Mally Shaw. An unlikely friendship results, which is ended by an unspeakable crime that costs Mally her life.