He wanted power.Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power,the office of President of the United States.She wanted revenge.Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee,a woman dedicated to a single purpose-the downfall of Oliver Russell.Amassing her own media empire,marshaling all her forces against him,she stands poised to destroy Russell on the eve of his most dazzling triumph.
AUTHOR: SIDNEY SHELDON
TITLE: THE BEST LAID PLANS
Following the death of the woman she believed to be her mother,28-year-old Naomi Waters learns from a malicious aunt that she is not only adopted,but the product of a brutal rape that left her birth mother,Mary Rose Francis,a teenager of Micmac ancestry,in a coma for 8 months.Dealing with a sense of betrayal and loss,but with new purpose in her life,Naomi vows to track down Mary Rose’s attackers and bring them to justice.She places her story in the local paper,asking for information from residents who might remember something of the case that has been cold for nearly three decades.She is about to lose hope that her efforts will bear fruit,when she gets an anonymous phone call.Naomi has attracted the attention of one who remembers the case well.But someone else has also read the article in the paper.The man whose DNA she carries.And he has Naomi in his sights.
AUTHOR: JOAN HALL HOVEY
TITLE:THE ABDUCTION OF MARY HALL HOVEY
Courtney Johnson brings the house down in the heart of the vibrant Dallas Arts District.Later,shrills pierce the hallways of Wyle Theater when Courtney,a budding Broadway musical star,is found dead,a single bullet to the head.With his life threatened at almost every turn,and his heart being put through a meat grinder,Booker taps into every resource at his disposal to stop more than just a killer.
But at what price?
AUTHOR: JOHN W. MEFFORD
TITLE: TAP THAT
On a cool October afternoon,the majestic blue sky above Dallas is polluted with swells of gray smoke, carrying shattered memories of fifteen people,mostly children,who’ve just been killed by an explosion on a bus.A white supremacist group claims responsibility,opening old wounds,turning neighbor against neighbor fracturing the community.With his career called into question and his family in the crosshairs of one terrorist act after another,Booker invests every fiber of his being to protect a broken community,and to stop the brutal,senseless slayings.If he fails,terrorism will reign in the city of Dallas.
AUTHOR: JOHN W. MEFFORD
TITLE: BOOKER STREETS OF MAYHEM
He’s not a jewel thief.He’s not a safe- cracker.He’s not an expert in explosives.Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances.Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison.Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy.An hour ago his train blew up.Now he’s carrying a rucksack through London’s West End and has turned himself into the most wanted terrorist in the country.
AUTHOR: MICHAEL ROBOTHAM
Silently dipping his oars in the water he made his escape.It was a weary journey,with few spoils to show for it.Next time he would do better.He looked back over his shoulder.The bridge had disappeared,swallowed up by the darkness.From its walkway he too had become invisible.Only the bloody body of a woman showed he had been roaming the streets that night”.DI Ian Peterson investigates a series of gruesome and brutal murders in York.As the body count mounts,the case demands all Ian’s ingenuity,because these are murders seemingly committed at random,and this is a killer who leaves no clues.
AUTHOR: LEIGH RUSSELL
TITLE: BLOOD AXE
When the body of young Jason Fox is found stomped to death after pub closing hours,it looks like an open-and-shut case of a drunken brawl turned deadly.The victim had made racial slurs toward three youths in the pub,and since the three resist questioning,Eastvale’s Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague,Detective Constable Susan Gay,have no choice but to have them locked up.But they’re out in no time,and Banks faces a furious Chief Constable Riddle who accuses him of laying the timber for a racial conflagration and demands that Banks leave the legwork to his underlings and run the investigation from his desk without further incident or find himself on traffic duty.
AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON
TITLE: BLOOD AT THE ROOT
DCI Brendan Moran,world-weary veteran of 1970s Ireland,is recuperating from a near-fatal car crash when a murder is reported at Charnford Abbey.The abbot and his monks are strangely uncooperative, but when a visitor from the Vatican arrives and an ancient relic goes missing,the truth behind Charnford’s pact of silence threatens to expose not only the abbey’s haunted secrets,but also the spirits of Moran’s own troubled past….
AUTHOR: SCOTT HUNTER
TITLE: BLACK DECEMBER
Glasgow’s melting.The temperature is rising and so is the murder rate.Douglas Brodie,ex-policeman, ex-soldier and now newest reporter on the Glasgow Gazette,has no shortage of material for his crime column.But even Brodie balks at his latest subject: a rapist who has been tarred and feathered by a balaclava-clad group.Brodie soon discovers a link between this horrific act and a series of brutal beatings.As violence spreads and the body count rises,Brodie and advocate Samantha Campbell are entangled in a web of deception and savagery.Brodie is swamped with stories for the Gazette.But how long before he and Sam become the headline?
AUTHOR: GORDON FERRIS
TITLE: BITTER WATER