In this fascinating true story of artistic genius and personal triumph, the author brings to life Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, two talented, passionate artists, and the competitive drive that united and divided them.
DR. JESSICA CORAN A brilliant and determined FBI medical examiner, she was an expert student of the criminal mind who thought she could face anything. That was before Wisconsin. Before she saw one of his victims... THE VAMPIRE KILLER The FBI agent had a special code name for his unusual method of torture: Tort 9, the draining of the victims blood. The newspapers called him the Vampire-Killer. But his own twisted love letters were signed "Teach"... and were addressed to the one woman he wanted most of all: His hunter, his prey, Dr. Jessica Coran.
"Badly Written, Horribly Read"
Bread making is one of the time honored traditions in western culture and has a rich history. There are many styles of bread making that involve certain basic ingredients of flour, yeast, water, milk, oil and eggs. Bread making typically involves the baking of these ingredients after yeast rises and adds to the overall volume of the dough.
The murder was so appalling even a hardened agent like FBI medical examiner Dr. Jessica Coran was shocked - the spinal cord had been literally ripped from the woman's back. Ghastly as it was, it wasn't unique. A man had already been convicted of killing his wife in the exact same fashion. Is the doomed death-row prisoner innocent? There's only one thing for Jessica to do: find the real killer.
It starts with a sacred crypt, dug centuries ago, discovered under Manhattan. Buried with it is a diabolical creature spreading a strange contagion, claiming its victims by the thousands. But the dead aren't staying dead for long...and only one man is qualified to brave the unstoppable zombie army. Psychic detective Abraham Stroud knows the origin of what festers in the unholy pit. And only he can battle the primeval horror as it prepares mankind for the ultimate sacrifice.
"Ancient Etruscan Zombies"
Andover is a quiet town. No screams disturb its slumber, although perhaps they should - when the bones of the dead are taken form their graces, and the residents begin to disappear…But who could guess that behind the walls of a local hospital, a cult of inhuman bloodsuckers lurk and feed and fiendishly devise a new defense against their ancient weakness? When modern medicine teams with undead evil, only one man can stop it. Abraham Stroud is many things: archeologist, psychic, and detective.
The FBI's Dr. Jessica Coran has hunted and trapped the most infamous serial killers in the country. Now she has been summoned to New York to find a modern- day Jack the Ripper nicknamed "The Claw."But her target is more cunning than anyone realizes. He knows he is being studied from afar. And he is painstakingly planning a special fate for his next intended victim...
"Great Narrator, Great Thriller, Great Twists!"
When young Ben Cross escapes occupied Boston in 1775, he has no idea that he will become a cannoneer of the First Artillery Unit of the Continental Army under Colonel Henry Knox, nor that he would be in the company of the Green Mtn. Regiment of Ethan Allen and the tough Vermonters. Now could he have dreamed of dining with General George Washington himself, or helping to arm the Continental Army.
A new horror is stalking New Orleans. He is the "Queen of Hearts" killer, removing the hearts of his young male victims. He is savage. He is unstoppable. And the New Orleans Police commissioner has requested - by name - the aid of Dr. Jessica Coran. But another horror is stalking Jessica. The man known as "The Vampire Killer" has escaped from prison, leaving a trail of blood-drained bodies in his wake. No one knows where he is - but they do know that he's coming for Jessica, the woman that put him behind bars.
"Great Premise, Badly Written"
An escaped madman is heading toward Chicago, leaving behind a trail of corpses. The victims are savagely torn apart - and partially eaten. Is the killer merely a cannibalistic psychopath - or a creature from the darkest pits of superstition?
To a killer, murder is a game. To the victims, death is all too real. But when a popular computer game inspires a virtual crime wave, a female police psychiatrist must enlist a former police detective to help her cross the edge between games and reality, genius and insanity, life and death…Cutting Edge …is the shattering new thriller introducing officer Lucas Stonecoat and psychiatrist Meredyth Sanger.
This historical generational horror/suspense/science fiction audiobook defies genre classification as it has intrigue and terror. It is a Centenary retelling of the Titanic story to destroy all the false legends surrounding Titanic. "From a master of terror and suspense," according to Clive Cussler, author of Raise the Titanic, herein lies a compelling reason that forces Captain Edward J. Smith to scuttle his own ship - RMS Titanic. What dark secret prompts such an action on the part of a veteran, retiring captain on a ship's maiden voyage?
"What a difference an exceptional narrator makes!"
A horrifying series of murders has shocked a stretch of America's southern heartland. Not only are women turning up dead, but the killer has removed their brains with chilling surgical precision. A new murder has sent FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran to Jacksonville, Florida, on a search for answers to the most appalling murder spree she has ever encountered. But even she can't anticipate the twist her investigation is about to take - one that will give millions of people a front-row seat for the next victim's death.
"J. Rodney Turner--the narrator--makes this book"
The Mutant In a secret laboratory beneath L.A.'s streets, a group of top scientists worked on the ultimate biological weapon... daring to create what humans were never meant to know... The Monster Then the earthquake hit. It's epicenter: downtown L.A., a city now filled with twisted steel and mangled flesh- and terror. Because from it's sterile laboratory, something unspeakable had been freed...
"Where was this woman reading from?"
Bismarck 2013 is two novels in one, each story alternating between the two time periods, one being 1941 and Germany's attempt to control the North Atlantic shipping lanes when the infamous Bismarck is mysteriously sunk. History provides one answer to why and how the huge battlesthip was sent to her watery grave. At the same time, story number two is set in the future of 2013 when salvage operation divers go into the interior of the sunken destroyer named Bismarck.
In novels such as Killer Instinct and Darkest Instinct, FBI pathologist Dr. Jessica Coran has probed the deepest recesses of the criminal mind, coming face-to-face with killers as brilliant as they are vicious. But now Jessica must face a deadly new foe. A murderer terrorizing the American West from Arizona to Montana who ties his victims down, drowns their sins in gasoline, and cleanses them with flame. He is on a Satanic mission - and only by stepping into the fire can Jessica stop him.
The killer liked to watch them drown. First they gasped for breath. Then they thrashed around. Why did they even bother to struggle? They all ended up the same; floating dead in the water. Dr. Dean Grant, head of Criminal Forensic Medicine, was Chicago's expert on serial killings. Corpses were his business. But Grant's skills, cunning, and experience may not be enough to stop a psychopath from turning the city into his own private drowning pool.
Dr. Jessica Coran faces the most terrifying challenge of her career when her professional adversary, a criminal court judge, is kidnapped by a deranged man with an unnatural instinct for revenge.... On an isolated Iowa farm, a madman sits in judgment. In a grotesque mockery of the law, he prepares to deliver a twisted form of justice. The accused stands before him - Judge Maureen DeCampe - guilty as charged. Her sentence will be death. Unforgiving, painful, and slow. No one can stop these wheels of justice. Not even Dr. Jessica Coran.
Terror nearly destroys Dr. Jessica Coran, former FBI Medical Examiner, and indeed, terror snatches her from her home and retirement. As a private consultant, Jessica joins forces with Cherokee Det. Lucas Stonecoat in Houston, TX, in an all-out effort to profile, hunt, corner, capture, or kill a serial killer whose taste for carving up helpless victims earns the fear of an entire city.
FBI Medical Examiner Dr. Jessica Coran and Inspector Richard Sharp have been enlisted to spearhead the investigation of a series of crucifixion murders - a bizarre rash of ritual killings in London's underground. The madman has left a trail of carnage unequaled in the history of serial crime. But he has also left no clues to his identity, or to his unfathomable motive.