Four chiller novellas set to keep listeners awake long after bedtime. One Past Midnight: "The Langoliers" takes a red-eye flight from LA to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only 11 passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn't. Something's waiting for them, you see.
In the long awaited follow-up to the highly praised novel She's Come Undone, Dominick Birdsey must come to terms with himself, as well as with the schizophrenic twin brother he has spent his life both protecting and resenting.
Will Lee, the hero of the acclaimed New York Times best-sellers Run Before the Wind and Grassroots, has finally established himself at the heart of American government as the respected Senator from his home state of Georgia. The road to the White House, however, will be more treacherous and deadly than Will and his wife, Kate, an associate director in the Central Intelligence Agency, can imagine.
"Kinda predictable Stuart Woods. There is a bonus."
Used to defending an unpleasant parade of mob enforcers, two-bit hoods, and other riffraff, Victor Carl - lawyer, loser, and occasional hapless hero - has a new case. A terrified young woman has offered him an unusual yet substantial proposition: to prove that the recent suicide of Philadelphia heiress Jacqueline Shaw was not a suicide at all, but murder.
Eyes of a Child Ricardo Arias is found dead in his apartment, the gun that killed him wedged in his mouth. The physical evidence might confirm suicide, but there is no doubt that it strongly suggests murder. Degree of Guilt Mary Carelli, one of the most powerful women in TV journalism, is charged with the murder of America's most eminent novelist, Mark Ransom. The Lasko Tangent William Lasko is a self-made multimillionaire who's got an eye for wealth and influence, the ear of the president, and a talent for using both to get what he wants.
Tatum Knight is a former contract killer. And he's Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swytek's newest client. Tatum is the older brother of Jack's best friend, Theo. Theo himself spent time on death row until Jack found the evidence to prove him innocent. Jack isn't so sure about Tatum.
Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories.
"Cute stories, clunky format"
This epic adventure will take you back to the Old West - 1830 in the Rocky Mountains. Packed with Northwest-wilderness period detail, it's the story of Josiah Paddock and Titus "Scratch" Bass. Paddock is a young man coming of age while running from the law, and Bass is a grizzled old mountain man who befriends Paddock and teaches him how to survive in this rugged country. Read by actor Ken Howard, star of TV's The White Shadow, this historical novel is rich and unforgettable.
Self-made millionaire William Lasko has an eye for wealth and the ear of the President and a talent for using both to get whatever he wants. But the Economic Crimes Commission wants to bring the corrupt, untouchable Lasko down, and they enlist the services of straightlaced U.S. Attorney Christopher Paget to do it. Paget has to walk a tightrope, gathering enough evidence to nail Lasko without alienating the White House, knowing full well that men like Lasko make their own rules - including the elimination of enemies like him.
"Sounds as though it was actually "phoned in""
Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl is just itching for the opportunity to sell out. Then good fortune comes knocking in the guise of William Prescott III, an attorney from one of the city's most prestigious firms. Prescott wants Victor to represent a councilman's aide who is on trial, along with his boss, for extortion, arson, and murder. And all Carl has to do is show up, shut up, and follow Prescott's lead. But it soon becomes clear that someone's setting him and his client up to take a long, hard fall.
"The Victor Carl I love!!"
From the best-selling author of Love Story and Doctors comes a powerful and moving saga of three extraordinary individuals as they compete for the ultimate glory: the Nobel Prize. Erich Segal takes us inside the research labs and clinics, the homes and hearts, of the world's most elite doctors and scientists - two men and one woman - whose genius, dedication, and passion cannot always win for them the love and recognition they so desperately seek.
At midnight comes the point of balance. Of danger. The instant of utter stillness when, between two beats of the heart, an alternative reality can slip through, like a blade between the ribs, and switch you into a new and terrifying world. Four Past Midnight: four heart-stopping accounts of that moment when the familiar world fractures beyond sense, the fragments spinning away from the desperate, clutching reach of sanity....
In this remarkable new novel, Belva Plain creates a brilliant portrayal of a man's descent from idealistic beginnings into a world of dishonesty and greed - and of the two women who love him.
Will Lee, the hero of the acclaimed New York Times best sellers Run Before the Wind and Grassroots, has finally established himself at the heart of American government as the respected senator from his home state of Georgia.
Powerful, glamorous television journalist Mary Carelli is charged with the murder of famed novelist Mark Ransom. However, she pleads self-defense against rape. Christopher Paget, Mary's attorney (and former lover), prepares to shock the courtroom with revelations about Ransom's past as a twisted sexual predator. But as the trial unfolds, Paget is in for some surprises of his own. He learns that Mary may not be telling the whole truth about the rape, and may well have a secret motive for murder. Meanwhile, newly disclosed tapes of Ransom force Mary to confront ugly secrets about her own past, including testimony at Congressional hearings 15 years earlier that led to her stardom and helped Paget bring down the President.
Movie producer Sy Spencer, one of the premier summer residents of the Hamptons, Long Island's oh-so-fashionable beach resort for everyone who is anyone, has hosted his last power clambake, thanks to whoever shot him dead beside his oceanfront pool.
Jessica Leeds, wife of a prestigious Florida landowner, is brutally raped. Three Vietnamese immigrants are arrested and charged with the crime. After the ensuing trial results in their acquittal, Jessica's husband Stephen vows vengeance. Later, the three immigrants are found murdered, and of course the circumstances point to Stephen. Jessica turns to Matthew Hope, Florida lawyer and protagonist of Ed McBain's nursery rhyme and fairy tale series of mysteries. Hope takes the case.
Midnight emergencies broke up attorney Matthew Hope's marriage in the first place, so it's nothing new when a radio announcement interrupts him while he's in bed with his ex-wife. He'd only hired Otto Samalson to conduct a simple marital investigation...so how does Samalson end up dead on a deserted highway? Hope's search for an answer takes him into Florida's drug underworld on the trail of a hooker...who has the style and looks necessary to transform herself into a high-class cocaine stealing Cinderella.
Lawyer Matthew Hope gets a call from Carlton Markham, who's been arrested for his filmmaker wife's murder but says he didn't do it. Witnesses fly forward to proclaim his guilt, but Markham's not giving up on his innocence that easily. And when Hope digs deeper into the victim's business - from heavy financial backers to sleazy egomaniacs - he finds she may not have been the perfect lady that she seemed. The one piece of evidence that could set Markham free and finger the real killer is the victim's film reel.