Missing for months after a tragic boating accident, William de Vallée,the superstar thriller writer,is pronounced dead.His oldest friend,Arthur Pfefferkorn,receives the news with an unsettling mix of grief and envy.A middle-aged college professor with long-dead literary aspirations,Pfefferkorn can’t help but feel outshone by his friend’s success especially since he married the woman Pfefferkorn loved.But now Bill is gone,and Pfefferkorn is there to comfort Carlotta in her time of grief.Reconnecting with de Vallée’s widow makes more than one of his dreams come true . . . until it plunges him into a shadowy world of intrigue and double crosses,where no one can be trusted and nothing can be taken seriously.
AUTHOR: JESSE KELLERMAN
January, 1958 the darkest hour of the cold war and the early dawn of the space race.On the launch pad at Cape Canaveral sits America’s best hope to catch up with the Russians the Explorer I satellite. But at the last moment,the launch is delayed due to weather,even though everyone can see it is a perfectly sunny day.The real reason for the delay rests deep in the mind of NASA scientist who has woken that morning to find his memory completely erased.Knowing only that he’s being followed and watched at every turn,he must find the clues to his own identity before he can discover who is responsible.But even more terrible is the dark secret that they wanted him to forget.A secret that can destroy the Explorer I and America’s future…
AUTHOR: KEN FOLLETT
TITLE: CODE ZERO
The first body is chained to a stake: strangled,stabbed,and a burning tyre around its neck.But is this a gangland execution or something much darker? Someone’s leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRae’s house,but he’s got more pressing things to worry about.Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory;two teenage lovers are missing; someone’s crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan’s been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant,a mountain of paperwork,and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss.When another body turns up,it looks as if the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel are more than just a coincidence.And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look…
AUTHOR: STUART MACBRIDE
TITLE: CLOSE TO THE BONE
How far would you go to solve a crime against your family?
It is 1965. Leo Demidov,a former secret police agent,is forbidden to travel with his wife and daughters from Moscow to New York.They are part of a “Peace Tour,” meant to foster closer relations between the two Cold War enemies. On the tour,Leo’s family is caught up in a conspiracy and betrayal that ends in tragedy.In the horrible aftermath,Leo demands one thing: that he be allowed to investigate and find the attacker that struck at the heart of his family on foreign soil.From the highest levels of the Soviet government,he is told No,that is impossible.Leo is haunted by the question: what happened in New York? In a surprising,epic story that spans decades and continents from 1950s Moscow to 1960s America to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s Leo’s long pursuit of justice will force him to confront everything he ever thought he knew about his country his family,and himself.
AUTHOR: TOM ROB SMITH
TITLE: AGENT 6
If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son.
Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden.But with a single phone call,everything changes.Your mother…she’s not well, his father tells him.She’s been imagining things terrible,terrible things.She’s had a psychotic breakdown,and been committed to a mental hospital.Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden,his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie.I’m not mad… I need the police.Meet me at Heathrow.Caught between his parents,and unsure of who to believe or trust,Daniel becomes his mother’s unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets,of lies,of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.
AUTHOR: TOM ROB SMITH
TITLE: THE FARM
In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent.
Stalin’s Soviet Union is an official paradise,where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state.Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov,a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law,but when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State’s obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled.Now,with only his wife at his side,Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer and a country where “crime” doesn’t exist.
AUTHOR: TOM ROB SMITH
TITLE: CHILD 44