For outdoorsman and documentary filmmaker Patrick Gallagher, Lawton, Vermont, is a fresh start...and a last chance. For beautiful, haunted local policewoman Andie Nightingale, it is a refuge and a prison. But for them both - and for every living resident of the sleepy New England hamlet - it is about to become Hell on Earth. Gallagher discovers the first corpse while fishing: a large man, tortured, ravaged, and mutilated; an unspeakable horror despoiling a pristine natural landscape
"I loved the story"
Late at night, in a posh San Diego resort, a man feels his blood turn to fire. He writhes in agony on Egyptian-cotton sheets, sure he is dying but unaware of the cause. When a Kenyan chambermaid finds his corpse, she is certain he was killed by the scourge of her homeland: Ebola. The case falls to second-generation homicide detective Seamus Moynihan, a hardened veteran who has never seen a corpse so ravaged by the pains of death. But the maid was wrong - the cause wasn’t Ebola, but a snakebite. As a reptile-wielding killer carries on his vicious spree, Moynihan is drawn into a warren of sexual violence, animal smuggling, and black magic.
At a young age in the Maine woods, Diana Jackman learned to move freely in the wilderness, to sense a world invisible to most. A natural tracker from a long line of shamans, healers, and hunters - an estranged wife and mother - she has returned to the woods to find again a place of magic...and death.
It's New Year's Eve at the Jefferson Club, a luxurious private ski resort in the mountains of southwestern Montana. Seven of the world's wealthiest men and a U.S. senator are among the guests gathered in the ballroom of the club's spectacular main lodge for a private party. Expensive champagne flows, and multibillion-dollar deals are getting done, when, at the stroke of midnight, a ruthless and well-armed militia attacks the club.
"Right Goal, Wrong Method. No! Wrong Goal, Too!"
A former investment banker who destroyed his career by laundering money for a powerful drug cartel, Jack Farrell is on the run from both the FBI and ruthless drug lords, until a deadly challenge from a seductive filmmaker puts him on a collision course with his past.
"one, maybe two, of the 14 hours is interesting"
Whitney Burke is a renowned cave researcher and marine biologist who has abandoned her livelihood after losing an assistant in a tragic caving accident. Though Whitney vows never to enter Labyrinth Cave again, her husband and daughter join a NASA-sponsored caving expedition. When the expedition is overtaken by a group of criminals, Whitney must overcome her paralyzing fear to save her husband, Tom; her daughter, Cricket; and, ultimately, herself.
"It starts slow"
From the author of The Fall Line comes the story of Gideon McCarthy, a Southern California reporter trying to pull it back together. When a series of murders occurs, breaking the story could be his only chance to save his career. Competing with an ambitious female reporter from a rival paper, McCarthy looks for the truth in the one place no reporter dares.