It should have been the night that launched a new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is young and beautiful, with the body and voice of an angel. The stage is set for her to launch her debut album, Bandersnatch, on a luxury yacht in the heart of the city. But halfway through her performance, masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat, while the partygoers look on helplessly.
Ed McBain concocts a brilliant and intricate thriller about a master criminal who haunts the city with cryptic passages from Shakespeare, directing the detectives of the 87th Precinct to a future crime - if only they can figure out what he means.
Murders happen every day in the big bad city. They're not such a big deal, you know. Even when the victim is a city councilman as well-known as Lester Henderson.
But this is the first time Fat Ollie Weeks of the 88th Precinct has written a novel, ah yes. Called Report to the Commissioner, it follows a cunning detective named Olivia Wesley Watts, who, apart from being female and slim, is rather like Fat Ollie himself. While Ollie's responding to the squeal about the dead councilman, his leather dispatch case is stolen from the back of his car....
This BusinessWeek best seller from esteemed marketing guru Mark Stevens is an entertaining and useful guide to improving the way businesses promote themselves. Stevens attacks conventional marketing strategies with infectious zeal, making it crystal clear that most companies might as well throw their money away.
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Noted for his talent for creating suspenseful police dramas, William J. Caunitz is author of many New York Times best sellers. Cleopatra Gold, set in the New York nightclub circuit, carries undercover cop Alejandro Monahan deep into a drug kingpin’s empire. Alejandro is out to avenge his father’s murder—at the hands of Cleopatra herself.
In 1874, Texas frontiersmen are hunting buffalo and driving the Comanche and Kiowa from their land. Finally, armed for war, the Indians head for the white man's trading post. Unflinching yet touching, both brutal and heartbreaking, Blood Red River is western writing at its very best.
Walter Lucas is a best-selling western author whose novels are acclaimed by fans who savor his skillful blend of frontier violence and American history. After the epic battle of Adobe Walls, Lt. Frank Baldwin and former buffalo hunter Billy Dixon lead a band of Indian and white scouts into Texas to assist the U.S. 5th Infantry combat unruly natives. But as they are drawn into a series of increasingly deadly skirmishes, the fighters come to learn that in Texas, there is no time for peace ... only eternal war.