Sent to investigate what he thinks is a case of fraud at a US naval base, all round good-guy and Washington troubleshooter Joe DeMarco soon realises that he’s stumbled on something even more lethal. Accompanied by Emma, an ex Defence Intelligence Agent, DeMarco comes up against a ruthless and vengeful woman, whose hatred of his colleague stems back to when both women were submerged in the cold war. Their encounter destroyed the woman’s career and turned her into a ruthless operative intent on destroying Emma. DeMarco has never been near a spy in his life, and now he is faced with one of the deadliest in the business of espionage, and what’s more he’s not convinced this is someone he can fight. But this time, it’s not just his own life at stake.
AUTHOR: MIKE LAWSON
TITLE: THE PAYBACK
GENRE: Spy, Crime, Action
Destroyed by fire years ago, the infamous Philadelphia State Hospital was known as a warehouse for the criminally insane. But one man never left. By night Luther walks Philadelphia’s backstreets, drawing to him the mad, the corrupt, the fallen. By day he roams the catacombs beneath the city, killing his prey. Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man has been killed by a railroad spike driven into his head and left sitting on a bench in a local park. But it is just the beginning of a trail of evil that leads back to the hospital and the nightmares it still contains.
AUTHOR: RICHARD MONTANARI
TITLE: THE STOLEN ONES
GENRE: Suspense, Thriller
Suzanne Perry is having a vivid nightmare. Someone is in her bedroom, touching her, and she can’t move a muscle. She wakes, relieved to put the nightmare behind her, but when she opens the curtains, she sees a polaroid stuck to the window. A photo of her sleeping self, taken during the night. And underneath the words: ‘I’m watching over you’. Her nightmare isn’t over. In fact, it’s just beginning. Detective Inspector Phil Brennan of the Major Incident Squad has a killer to hunt. A killer who stalks young women, insinuates himself into their lives, and ultimately tortures and murders them in the most shocking way possible. But the more Phil investigates, the more he delves into the twisted psychology of his quarry, Phil realises that it isn’t just a serial killer he’s hunting but something or someone infinitely more calculating and horrific. And much closer to home than he realised.
AUTHOR: TANIA CARVER
TITLE: THE CREEPER
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
A shocking double-murder scene greets Detective Inspector Philip Brennan when he is called to a flat in Colchester. Two women are viciously cut open and laying spread-eagled, one tied to the bed, one on the floor. The woman on the bed has had her stomach cut into and her unborn child is missing. But this is the third time Phil and his team have seen such an atrocity. Two other pregnant women have been killed in this way and their babies taken from them. No one can imagine what sort of person would want to commit such horrible crimes. When psychologist Marina Esposito is brought in, Phil has to put aside his feelings about their shared past and get on with the job. But can they find the killer before another woman is targeted?
AUTHOR: TANIA CARVER
TITLE: THE SURROGATE
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller, Crime