A politician survives an attempted assassination in Stockholm, and secret agent Monika Lundgren is instructed to find the people responsible. As she races across the world, through Finland, England, South Africa and Mozambique, she encounters a strange football team, a rock musician, and a madman with dreams of world power.
The man they call John Doe lies in a hospital bed. He watches and thinks, but says nothing. The doctor wants to know who he is. But John Doe doesn't answer his questions. John leaves the hospital. And to their horror, the doctor and nurse find out more about him than just his real name.
A struggling writer and a computer with a mind of its own fight for control of the writer's story and destiny. When Frank Wormold buys a computer to help him with his writing, he gets a lot more help than he wants. The ensuing battle of wills between himself and the computer makes Frank realise what the important things in life really are.
A plane crashes in the middle of the desert in Oman, leaving a pilot and his family hurt and stranded. The pilot begins a journey across the desert to get help but collapses from exhaustion. He is found and taken to a nearby hospital, but he is unconscious and no one has any idea who he is or where he came from. Meanwhile, time is running out for his wife and son, who are waiting in the desert for help to arrive.
Journalist Kate Jensen is shocked when her friend Max is found murdered in Amsterdam. She goes there to search for her friend's killer and starts asking questions at the football club he owned. It soon becomes clear that someone doesn't want her to get any answers - and Kate discovers that football can be a very dangerous game indeed.
Detective Flick Laine goes to Pine Crest, a ski resort in Colorado USA, to investigate the murder of Janine, a 23-year-old student of journalism. What was the big story Janine was working on before her death?
Nancy is a security guard at a detention centre for asylum seekers and refugees who have come to Britain to escape persecution in their own countries. Nancy thinks she has everything: a comfortable house, nice furniture, a boyfriend and a beautiful Rolex watch. Then she falls in love with George, an asylum seeker who has nothing, and her world changes completely.
It is Christmas in New York and private investigator Nathan Marley is hired by a rich, attractive woman to reclaim a briefcase of jewelery from a locker at Grand Central station. Marley is right not to trust the woman and soon finds himself involved in a case of criminal activity involving fraud, computer hacking, and kidnap.
There's talk in the local pub of strange sheep deaths and rumours of the return of the legendary Beast of Brynmawr. Susie and Charlie are taking a break from work in London and they're renting a cottage in Brynmawr. Events grow stranger and stranger until it becomes clear that it is Susie the Beast wants.
Jojo is playing in the fields when soldiers come and kill everyone in his village. With the help of Chris, a British journalist, and his memories, Jojo struggles to come to terms with the loss of his family and friends. Jojo's journey across his war-torn country leads him to self-discovery and a decision that will change his life forever.
An English company executive in India is dismissed after he tries to uncover corruption within his company. He returns to England where his life falls apart and his marriage breaks up. He then sets out on a one-man search for the truth behind his dismissal. Enraptured by the rich mystery and beauty of India, he is forced to choose between love and revenge.
A missing woman and a dead body welcome Inspector Jenny Logan to her new job with the Edinburgh police. Logan questions the husband of the dead woman and a local doctor about the murder, but can she believe what they say? Then, a piece of jewelry leads Logan to the killer.
Ronnie Campbell has escaped from prison, and Morag Mackenzie has been found murdered. Seven years ago, Morag gave evidence in an Edinburgh court that sent Ronnie to prison for murder. Inspector Logan is not sure this case is as straightforward as it seems. She returns to the original crime scene in order to find out the truth.
In a small Welsh village, Megan and Huw fall in love. But then a tragic accident changes Huw's life and he must move abroad. Fifty years later, he meets Megan again: but both their lives have changed, and Megan is about to get married. Can Huw convince her that their love is still strong?
Billy Marr, a local misfit, claims he murdered someone in an Edinburgh park. Inspector Logan and Sergeant Grant don't believe him, as Billy has lied many times in the past about crimes he hasn't committed. But then a young woman is found dead in the park. Soon there is another body. Perhaps Billy is not so innocent after all.
"Simple but compelling story"
A tragic love story is uncovered as journalist Clare Crowe goes to Switzerland to bring home a relative's body. Clare's grandfather has been found frozen in a glacier, 74 years after a climbing accident. Clare knows this could make an interesting story for her newspaper, but as she investigates her grandfather's last climb, she learns that the accident wasn't as simple as she had first thought.
"Quick and engaging"
United by the theme of the circle, these stories are set in the UK, the USA, and Singapore. From the discovery by a student archaeologist of a mysterious silver disc with strange properties to the heart-warming story of the rescue of a dangerously ill child by a poor trishaw driver, this collection of five stories is both amusing and thought-provoking.
The right place at the right time? Photographer Ken Harada thinks so when he gets a fantastic photo of a famous sumo star who is visiting Tokyo. However, it becomes clear that somebody wants that photo badly and will do anything to get it. Life suddenly becomes very dangerous for Ken: when he develops the photo he realizes why.
Sam is like any other teenage girl except that she was born deaf. She meets Jim, falls in love and feels happier than ever before. Then one day Jim's jealous ex-girlfriend reveals a secret. Sam is left wondering if she really knows Jim at all. For their love to grow Jim must show her that their worlds are not too different.
Hundreds of dead fish, some unexplained deaths, and a birdless town: three newspaper reports from Finland that attract interest from the British secret service. Foreign Executive Ian Munro is sent to Lahti to investigate. But when his first contact is killed in front of him, Munro realizes that someone knows why he is there - and will do anything to protect his or her secret.