The President has killed his wife, on live TV, during the State of the Union address!
FBI agent Rogan Bricks is a recluse with a murky past. Just an ex-soldier happy to be low-profile. While he’s shocked watching from his mansion in Alaska, he’s not particularly distressed. He’s never cared about politics anyway. But everything changes when he’s personally summoned to Washington to lead the investigation. Why him? Why is his life suddenly in danger from assassins? And why is everything starting to point toward a conspiracy?
AUTHOR: STEVE RICHER
TITLE: THE PRESIDENT KILLED HIS WIFE
GENRE: Action Thriller
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At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen’s tragic death, only to make a stunning-and dreadful-discovery.
Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead and why? With Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta’s assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife’s murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past, where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. Helen Pendergast had nursed a secret obsession with the famed naturalist-painter John James Audubon, in particular a long-lost painting of his known as the Black Frame. As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle-the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou-he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?
AUTHOR: PRESTON & CHILD
TITLE: FEVER DREAM
MY OPINION: A Must Read
You have cancer. And tomorrow you’re trying your last chance for survival you’ll be infused with your own treated bone marrow frozen, stored, and safe in one of California’s most prestigious hospitals. Then comes the note: “We have your marrow pay or die.
The missing marrow, a sudden change in patient demeanor, and an unusual death in the cancer ward raise suspicions, but protecting the hospital’s reputation becomes more important than launching an investigation. But one patient’s primary nurse defies the administration, the attending physician, and her abusive boyfriend to dig deeper and solve the mystery.
AUTHOR: J.J. LAMB
TITLE: BONE DRY
GENRE: Medical Thriller
A wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London and their youngest child stolen away on New Year’s Day. The murder weapon was a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered, leads Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man.
But the Slaughter Man has done his time, and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game? And was the murder of a happy family a mindless killing spree, a grotesque homage by a copycat killer or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man? All Max knows is that he needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family or finds his way to his own front door.
TITLE: THE SLAUGHTER MAN
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery Crime
Recommendation: http://www.randomhouse.com.au > Books
The little girl appeared in Central Park: red-haired, blue-eyed, smiling, perfect – except for the blood on her shoulder. It fell from the sky, she said, while she was looking for her uncle, who turned into a tree. Poor child, people thought. And then they found the body in the tree.
For NYPD detective, Kathy Mallory, there is something about the girl that she understands. Mallory is damaged, they say, but she can tell a kindred spirit. And this one will lead her to a story of extraordinary crimes; murders stretching back fifteen years, blackmail and complicity and a particular cruelty that only someone with Mallory’s history could fully recognise. In the next few weeks, Kathy Mallory will deal with them all in her own way.
AUTHOR: CAROL O’CONNELL
TITLE: THE CHALK GIRL
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
Recommendation: http://www.amazom.com > … > Women Sleuths
Theodore Tate never forgot his first crime scene , ten-year-old Jessica found dead in the ‘Laughterhouse’, an old abandoned slaughterhouse with the ‘S’ spray-painted over. The killer was found and arrested. Justice was served. Or was it?
Fifteen years later, there’s a new killer on the loose and he has a list of people who were involved in Jessica’s murder case, among them Doctor Stanton, a man with three young daughters. If Tate is going to help them, he has to find the connection between the killer, the ‘Laughterhouse’ and a growing list of murder victims. And he needs to figure it out fast, because Stanton and his daughters have been kidnapped, and Stanton is being forced to make an impossible decision, which one of his daughters is to die first.
AUTHOR: PAUL CLEAVE
TITLE: THE LAUGHTERHOUSE
Recommendation: http://www.goodreads.com > Mystery > Crime
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