THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS INCARCERATION

Henry Graves has dedicated his life to the prison service,but he is unprepared for the challenge his new and secret assignment brings.Tasked with managing a government facility hidden deep in the countryside,Henry finds himself tested as never before: by the confused and frightened prisoners,by the sinister Dr Silk and,above all,by his conscience.Tom Clarke,a precocious but naive journalist, has his own problems meanwhile. His career and his life is turned upside down by the arrival of Julia Priestley,who seeks his help in finding her estranged husband,Arthur,an innocent dentist who has been arrested under severe new anti-terrorism legislation.The authorities admit they have taken him but will not say where he is being held or why.Discovering a trail that implicates those at the very top of government,Tom and Julia begin a quest to find Arthur,and the truth about his incarceration. But some people will stop at nothing to keep the facility’s secret hidden,and soon the couple find themselves fighting for their lives …

AUTHOR: SIMON LELIC 

TITLE: THE FACILITY 

THE PRIME SUSPECT

Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. A prominent Swiss banker has called him to Switzerland to restore his Raphael.The problem is that Allon finds the banker dead in front of his Raphael,and he’s the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However,the banker’s daughter,wracked by guilt,tells him that her father’s cache of French Impressionist paintings,acquired under dubious circumstances during the Second World War, has been stolen by the murderers.Once Allon knows about the banker’s wartime misdeeds,he attracts the attention of a secret Swiss organization dedicated to suppressing knowledge of all such crimes,and he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as “the Englishman.”

AUTHOR: DANIEL SILVA 

TITLE: THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN 

THE EX-CON

Two brothers,millions of dollars and the heist of a lifetime.After escaping the corrupt back rooms of Washington,DC,Mike Ford is again playing a dangerous game this time the stakes are even higher.
Mike’s brother is in over his head in a powerful conspiracy to steal a secret worth billions of dollars from the little-known but unbelievably influential trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.In an effort to help,Mike soon finds himself trapped by the dangerous men in charge and forced to call on all the skills of his criminal past in order to escape.

AUTHOR: MATTHEW QUIRK 

TITLE: THE DIRECTIVE 

THE PUNISHMENT FOR BETRAYAL

Six months after the dramatic conclusion of Moscow Rules, Gabriel has returned to the tan hills of Umbria to resume his honeymoon with his new wife,Chiara,and restore a seventeenth-century altarpiece for the Vatican.But his idyllic world is once again thrown into turmoil with shocking news from London.The defector and former Russian intelligence officer Grigori Bulganov,who saved Gabriel’s life in Moscow,has vanished without a trace.British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along,but Gabriel knows better.He also knows he made a promise.

Do you know what we do with traitors,Gabriel? Many things have changed in Russia since the fall of Communism.But the punishment for betrayal remains the same.Promise me one thing,Gabriel. Promise me I won’t end up in an unmarked grave.In the days to come,Gabriel and his team of operatives will find themselves in a deadly duel of nerve and wits with one of the world’s most ruthless men: the murderous Russian oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov.It will take him from a quiet mews in London,to the shores of Lake Como,to the glittering streets of Geneva and Zurich, and,finally,to a heart-stopping climax in the snowbound birch forests of Russia.Faced with the prospect of losing the one thing he holds most dear,Gabriel will be tested in ways he never imagined possible. And his life will never be the same.

AUTHOR: DANIEL SILVA 

TITLE: THE DEFECTOR 

THE PRISON’S EXECUTION CHAMBER

The Death Chamber By Sarah Rayne

Calvary. The name does not inspire cheerful associations,and Calvary Gaol,with its grim façade and brutal history,does nothing to improve the reputation. On a chilly night its ghosts can all but be heard chattering,from the doomed political radical to the dapper ladies’man with a knife in his sleeve,from the blackmailed doctor to the spiritualist who fed, like a vampire,on the misery of World War I.Cavalry is abandoned now, but those ghosts are still calling, and TV producer Chad Ingram can’t stop listening. With a crew and a journalist in tow,he resolves to film in the prison’s execution chamber sure it’s spooky,but with the bustle and technology of the 21st century,he can’t imagine they’ve got anything to fear.

AUTHOR: SARAH RAYNE

TITLE: THE DEATH CHAMBER

THE MEANING OF GOOD MORNING

G: Get up.

O: Open your heart.

O: Open your mind.

D: Dedicate your day to God.

M: Meditate on God’s word

O: Optimise your faith and hope.

R: Rebuke all evils.

N; Never doubt God’s love

I: Inspire someone.

N: Nothing should scare you.

G: Go out with joy.

                                             HAVE A BLESSED DAY

THE DISAPPEARED TWIN

Journalist Harry Fitzglen is less than thrilled to write up the opening of some glittering new art gallery. But the boredom falls away when he meets Simone Anderson,whose oddly compelling photographs are on display.Harry loves a girl with a past,and Simone’s is a doozy: what exactly happened to her long-disappeared twin sister? And what is her connection to another pair of twins,born nearly 100 years ago? Every question Harry asks points to the Welsh border and a ruined mansion called Mortmain House.As Harry delves into Mortmain grim history,he finds himself drawn into a set of interlocking mysteries,each one more curious and disturbing than the last.Set in three different time periods.

AUTHOR: SARAH RAYNE 

TITLE: A DARK DIVIDING 

SOMETHING IS HAPPENING ON THE ISLE

DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once.One freezing night’s sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later,Logan arrives but there’s no sign of Steel.She’s lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare,with bodies,and bullets,and tiny wee boats.And a dangerous hard man who’s meant to be dead…
Why is DI Steel in an even worse mood than usual? Is it because it’s Christmas? Or maybe it’s because the missing persons case she’s just caught looks like a hoax from a mile off? Or is it because she’s just been left a huge amount of money…?One thing’s for certain: Steel’s having a bad day, and she’s hell bent on making sure Constable Guthrie has one too.

AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE 

TITLE: PARTNERS IN CRIME

A WHOLE LOT WORSE

Acting DI Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel.CID isn’t what it used to be…It’s a been a bad week for acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae.Every time his unit turns up anything interesting,DCI Steel’s Major Investigation Team waltzes in and takes over,leaving CID with all the dull and horrible jobs.Like dealing with Mrs Black who hates her neighbour,the police,and everyone else.Or identifying the homeless man who drank himself to death behind some bins.Or tracking down the wife and kids of someone who’s just committed suicide.But when the dead bodies start turning up,one thing’s certain  Logan’s week is about to get a whole lot worse…

AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE

TITLE: 22 DEAD LITTLE BODIES 

THE MONSTERS HAVE NOTICED

John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they’ve killed his neighbors,his family,and the girl he loves,but in the end he’s always won.Now he works for a secret government kill team,using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can but the monsters have noticed,and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full scale supernatural war.John doesn’t want the life he’s stuck with.He doesn’t want the FBI bossing him around,he doesn’t want his only friend imprisoned in a mental ward,and he doesn’t want to face the terrifying cannibal who calls himself The Hunter. John doesn’t want to kill people.But as the song says,you can’t always get what you want.John has learned that the hard way; his clothes have the stains to prove it.

When John again faces evil,he’ll know what he has to do.

AUTHOR: DAN WELLS

TITLE: THE DEVIL’S ONLY FRIEND 

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