High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she's found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small-town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers.
"Too bad about lackluster narration"
In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder and transcendent joy of motion and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love.
"Great read for aviation enthusiasts."
What if your college sweetheart, the girl of your dreams, suddenly disappeared? 20 years later she's back, she's in trouble and she says you are the only one who can help her….George knows Liana is trouble. But he can’t say no - he never could - a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal, and murder from which there is no sure escape.
Eighteen-year-old Hattie Hoffman is a talented actress, loved by everyone in her Minnesotan hometown. When she's found stabbed to death on the opening night of her school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of the community. Sheriff Del Goodman, a close friend of Hattie's dad, vows to find her killer, but the investigation yields more secrets than answers: it turns out Hattie played as many parts offstage as on.
He was a law-abiding citizen-until they called him a terrorist - In the near future, America simmers in suspicion and fear. The president expands the global front of the war on terror, then declares martial law and sits, unelected, for a third term. In Chicago, Jason Walker, amateur photographer and architecture enthusiast, inadvertently arouses the suspicions of Homeland Security. Detained, interrogated, and tortured, he's finally able to convince his captors of his innocence. But his freedom comes at a price.
Wolves have come for the children, three have been taken from an isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone. Wolf expert Russell Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings and learns of the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora. As Core attempts to rescue Medora from her husband’s vengeance, he comes face to face with the untamed animal in the soul of every human being.
It's a new day in America - but old contracts must still be paid - Jack McEnroe is a construction worker with an unusual job: building a prison for terrorists. Like his neighbors in Red Rock, Wyoming, Jack isn't particularly concerned about politics. In a depressed rural economy, he's just grateful to have a job. Jack's boss, Dave Fetters, is grateful, too: he has a no-bid, cost-plus contract issued by the previous administration. It's his last chance to get rich, and he's making the most of it.
Brighton, 1975: A working-class Boston neighbourhood is simmering with violence and racial tension. Fifteen-year-old Kevin Pearce gets caught up in Brighton's undertow and a crime that forces him to flee the city. Twenty-seven years later, Kevin returns after winning the Pulitzer Prize for an article on the wrongful conviction of a man from Brighton. But when he's asked for his advice on a murder case, he's plunged into a web of deception which will test his loyalties to the limit.
When Special Forces soldier Jason Morgan was left crippled by a mission that went wrong, battling depression and wheelchair-bound, his wife left him, and overnight he became a paraplegic father with three young boys to raise. He had lost the two very things that defined him: his military service plus his family and marriage. As the pain spiked to unbearable levels, he agreed to have surgery to block it. But the doctors' promises that he would keep his mobility proved misplaced.
Detective Carson Ryder faces a cunning and inventive adversary in this terrifying thriller from the bestselling author of Her Last Scream. Young men in Miami are being abducted and tortured after their drinks are spiked with a cocktail of drugs that leaves them unable to recall their ordeal. Despite this, Detective Carson Ryder knows the predator's name, height, age, colouring…everything. It's impossible for the perpetrator to avoid detection. Yet he does.
The explosive and #1 best-selling memoir that the American government tried to ban… Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer was part of a secret detachment of the US Army known as the 'Jedi Knights'. In Operation Dark Heart, he reveals for the first time, and in amazing detail, the otherwise secret world of black operations and clandestine intelligence plots conducted by the Western allies in an alien terrain against often undefinable enemies.
Norman Price, a 40-something playwright living in Chicago, considers the shuddering impact of the financial crash. What's needed, he thinks, is the will for a new existence. When his parents die, The New Existence becomes Norman's mantra as he tries to recalibrate his own shaken world. Norman's new existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets, and he receives a mysterious email from a man he has never met but whose name is painfully familiar....
The setting is October 1879. The stage is New Georgetown, West Virginia. A mysterious figure by the name of The Maker has entered this small community and, almost immediately upon doing so, started entering the minds of the townsfolk. Townsfolk who are as curious as The Maker himself. Like Dr Umbründ, the pint-sized physician with a prodigious capacity for sin; like the three sisters in the house on the hill - one stern, one wild, one mysterious; like the tavern's semimythical siren....
Texarkana, 1946. Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders - young couples who've been slaughtered at a local date spot. Charlie finds himself drawn into the case by the beautiful and fiery Lizzie, sister to one of the victims. But Charlie has his own demons to fight, and he discovers that the people of Texarkana have secrets that they want kept hidden.
From the best-selling author of Her Last Scream, a chilling tale of ritual murder and corruption, featuring Detective Carson Ryder. The Reverend Honus Schrum, a nationally renowned minister and owner of a broadcasting empire, tells the media he has come home to Key West to die. Meanwhile, Detective Carson Ryder is investigating the ritualistic murders of young women with chequered pasts, discovering the killings have religious overtones.
For god and country—or simply for god? - The United States is holding an election whose results will determine how it wages the war on terror. With the Presidency seeming certain to go to the challenger, control of the country may come down to a single Senate seat and a hotly contested race in the "Buckle of the Bible Belt": Tulsa, Oklahoma. In Tulsa, recovering methamphetamine addict Seth Stevens is trying to hold his fragile life together.
Carson Ryder thought he'd seen everything.… A specialist in twisted crimes, Detective Carson Ryder thought he'd seen the lowest depths of human depravity. But he's barely started his new job in Miami when called to a horrific scene: a concrete pillar built of human remains, their agony forever frozen in stone. Finding the secret of the pillar drags him into the sordid world of human trafficking, where one terrified girl holds the key to unravelling a web of pain, prostitution, and murder. There's just one problem: Ryder's not the only one chasing the girl. And the others will kill to keep the secret safe.