Failed surgeon David McBride is in exile from the surgical community after making a costly error in judgment.Down but not out,he perseveres and is given a second chance to establish a career in surgery.But,as McBride stands on the threshold of a new life,the malignant underside of his fellow man intervenes.Under the threat of violence,David is forced to perform illegal organ harvests in a makeshift operating room hidden in a dilapidated meatpacking warehouse in lower Manhattan.Unable to resolve the excruciating moral dilemma faced each time he invades the body of an unwilling victim,David McBride fights to free himself from the situation and in the process,loses everything.When he finally loses the last shred of his humanity,he seeks revenge with surgical precision … and instrumentation.
AUTHOR: RICHARD VAN ANDERSON
TITLE: THE ORGAN TAKERS
one woman finds herself in the crosshairs of a twisted predator who might just be masked behind a familiar screen name . . .
During the darkest period of her life,Landry Wells found solace in a group of bloggers who had been in her shoes and lived to tell the tale. She’s shared things with her online friends that even her husband and children didn’t know.Things that now,looking back,make her uneasy.One of the bloggers is dead, victim of a random crime or was it? Did she trust too easily; reveal too much? At the funeral a thousand miles from home ,Landry is about to come face to face at last with the others.These women are her closest confidants in the world: they understand her;they know everything about her and one of them might be a cold-blooded killer . . .
AUTHOR: WENDY CORSI STAUB
TITLE: THE PERFECT STRANGER
When Special Agent Kathryn Dance a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel “Son of Manson” Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime,she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue.Pell is serving a life sentence for the brutal murders of the wealthy Croyton family in Carmel years earlier a crime mirroring those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s.But Pell and his cult members were sloppy:Not only were they apprehended,they even left behind a survivor the youngest of the Croyton daughters,who,because she was in bed hidden by her toys that terrible night,was dubbed the Sleeping Doll.But the girl never spoke about that night,nor did the crime’s mastermind.
Indeed,Pell has long been both reticent and unrepentant about the crime. And so with the murderer transported from the Capitola super prison to an interrogation room in the Monterey County Courthouse, Dance sees an opportunity to pry a confession from him for the recent murder and to learn more about the depraved mind of this career criminal who considers himself a master of control, a dark Svengali, forcing people to do what they otherwise would never conceive of doing.In an electrifying psychological jousting match, Dance calls up all her skills as an interrogator and kinesics body language expert to get to the truth behind Daniel Pell.But when Dance’s plan goes terribly wrong and Pell escapes,leaving behind a trail of dead and injured,she finds herself in charge of her first-ever manhunt.But far from simply fleeing,Pell turns on his pursuers and other innocents for reasons Dance and her colleagues can’t discern. As the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by the elusive killer,Dance turns to the past to find the truth about what Daniel Pell is really up to.She tracks down the now teenage Sleeping Doll to learn what really happened that night, and she arranges a reunion of three women who were in his cult at the time of the killings.The lies of the past and the evasions of the present boil up under the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, but will the truth about Daniel Pell emerge in time to stop him from killing again?
AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER
TITLE: THE SLEEPING DOLL
Young,idealistic,and overworked,Jonah is living the lonely life of a medical student in New York City when he accidentally stumbles across a murder in progress: a woman,being stabbed to death in the middle of the sidewalk.Without thinking, he rushes in to protect her-inadvertently killing her attacker in the process.Thrust into the media spotlight,crushed by guilt,Jonah quickly learns that heroism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.He receives a shower of unwanted attention-and hostility-from his superiors.The district attorney wants to “interview” him.The family of the dead man wants revenge.Everything is further upended when the woman whose life he saved shows up at his apartment.What begins as a thank-you drink turns into a wildly passionate love affair.As their relationship deepens,however,Jonah realizes that she isn’t quite the woman she appears to be.His nightmare has only begun,and the price of kindness will turn out to be higher than he could have imagined.
AUTHOR: JESSE KELLERMAN
New York City cab driver Yuri Davydov is a disgruntled Russian emigre poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American Dream.A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons system,Biopreparat,Yuri possesses the knowledge to wreak havoc in his new home. But before he executes his planned piece de resistance of vengeance,he experiments first on his suspicious live-in girlfriend,then on a few poor-tipping fares.. Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Laurie Montgomery (both last seen in Chromosome 6) begin to witness some unusual cases in their capacity as forensic pathologists in the city’s medical examiner’s office: a young,healthy black woman dies of respiratory failure,a Greek immigrant succumbs to a sudden,overwhelming pneumonia.At the same time,the pair are pressured from above to focus on a high-profile string of suspicious deaths of prisoners in police custody.When an unexpected breakthrough persuades Jack that these seemingly unrelated deaths are really connected murders,his colleagues and superiors are skeptical.Only Laurie is somewhat convinced.But the question soon becomes whether the pair will solve the puzzle before Yuri unleashes into the streets of New York the ultimate terror: a modern bioweapon.
AUTHOR: ROBIN COOK
Once a man was asked,’what did you gain by regularly praying to God’? The man replied,’nothing….. but let me tell you what i lost: Anger, Ego,Greed,Depression,Insecurity and Fear of Death.
‘Sometimes,the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing; which ultimately is the gain.”
One wet November morning, a field on Meagher’s Farm gives up the dismembered bones of eleven women.In this part of Ireland,unmarked graves are common.But these bones date to 1915,long before the Troubles.What’s more,these bones bear the marks of a meticulous executioner.These women were almost certainly skinned alive.Detective Katie Maguire,of the Cork Garda,is used to dead bodies.But this is wholesale butchery.Her team think these long-dead women are a waste of police time.Katie is determined to give them justice.And then a young American tourist goes missing,and her bones,carefully stripped of flesh,are discovered on the same farm.With the crimes of the past echoing in the present,Katie must solve a decades-old ritualistic murder before this terrifying killer strikes again.
AUTHOR: GRAHAM MASTERTON
TITLE: WHITE BONES
The mutilated body of a senior banker is found on a remote Kent beach.Could the man’s death be linked to the scandal engulfing his employer,a global investment bank created by the CIA to help it track terrorism financing? Kate Pendragon,a financial analyst seconded to MI5,discovers that the bank is close to collapse,something that threatens to bring down the CIA.Elsewhere,intelligence is gathered on an Islamic terrorist cell intent on triggering a nuclear catastrophe to rig the world’s financial markets rigged,it would appear,by the Americans.But will rogue agents in the CIA really allow the disaster to happen in order save their bank? Pendragon believes the intelligence community on both sides of the Atlantic could be falling for a sophisticated hoax.Only,no one is listening to her. And the clock is ticking…
AUTHOR: JAMIE DOWARD
Marlowe’s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves,another murder,a fortune-teller,a couple more murders,and more corruption than your average graveyard.
AUTHOR: RAYMOND CHANDLER
TITLE: FAREWELL, MY LOVELY
Lieutenant Davenport’s sanity was nearly shattered by two murder investigations.Now he faces something worse…Two killers.One hideously scarred.The other strikingly handsome,a master manipulator fascinated with all aspects of death.The dark mirror of Davenport’s soul…This is the case that will bring Davenport back to life.Or push him over the edge.
AUTHOR: JOHN SANDFORD
TITLE: EYES OF PREY