The 60-year-old Swedish detective unofficially pursues a baffling case that’s part mystery part spy thriller.At the 75th birthday party of Hakan Von Enke (the “troubled man” of the title) Von Enke,a retired Swedish naval commander,tells Wallander about a 1980 incident involving an unidentified submarine that”invaded Swedish territorial waters”.Von Enke was about to fire depth charges to bring the sub to the surface when higher -ups ordered him to abort.A few days after Von Enke confides in the detective,he disappears;shortly after,his wife goes missing as well.As Wallander’s quest for the truth leads him back to the era of cold war espionage,Mankell (firewall)deftly interweaves the problems of Swedish society with personal challenges on one man trying to understand what happened and why.
TITLER: THE TROUBLED MAN
AUTHOR: HENNING MANKELL
Mitch Mc Deere,the appealing hero,is a poor kid whose only assets are a first-class mind,a Harvard law degree,and a beautiful,loving wife.When a Memphis law firm makes him an offer he really can’t refuse,he trades his old Nissan for a new BMW,his cramped apartment for a house in the best part of town,and puts in long hours finding tax shelters for Texans who’d rather pay a lawyer than the IRS.Nothing criminal about that.He’d be set for life,if only associates at the firm didn’t have a funny habit of dying,and FBI wasn’t trying to get Mitch to turn his colleagues in.
TITLE: THE FIRM
AUTHOR: JOHN GRISHAM
A spate of teenage suicides appear to be taking place in rural Warwickshire.DI Lorraine Fisher must find out whether they’re suicide or murder.Five years previously,nineteen-year-old Simon Hawkeswell hung himself at his family home.He had had the perfect life,and seemed to have the perfect future ahead of him.As the years pass,the reasons behind his death remain a mystry.Present day,and Simon’s parents and his local community remain haunted by his death and by the spate of ‘sympathetic’ suicides among teenagers in the area that followed.But this is all over now-or is it : a question that becomes particularly relevant when a young homeless man killed in a freak motorbike accident,and the authorities find a suicide note in his belongings.Can this be the beginning of more suicides?Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just arrived to stay with her sister in rural Warwickshire.The atmosphere within the house is tense and edgy:Lorraine’s sister Jo is having an extra-marital affair and her teenage son,Freddie,seems troubled and uncommunicative.A second homeless lad takes his own life,this time on the railway tracks outside the village.And when Freddie disappears,Lorraine knows she must act quickly if she’s to ascertain whether the teenage deaths are suicide-murder.And if she’s to find Freddie,before it’s too late.
TITLE: BEFORE YOU DIE
AUTHOR: SAMANTHA HAYES
A vicious robbery at the secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying.And millions of pounds worth of valuables have been stolen.But, as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace,heading the inquiry,rapidly learns,there is one priceless item of sentimental value that the old woman’s powerful family cherishes above all else.And they are fully prepared to take the law into their own hands,and will do anything,absolutely anything,to get it back.Within day,Grace is racing against the clock following a murderous trail that leads him from the shady antiques world of Brighton,across Europe,and all the way back to the New York waterfront driven by the force of one man’s greed and another man’s fury.
TITLE: DEAD MAN’S TIME
AUTHOR: PETER JAMES.
( Someone Wants Her Head )
Chief medical officer for the commonwealth of Virginia,Dr.Kay Scarpetta,the narrator,dwells on her efforts to identify”Mr. Nobody”,the strangler of young women.The doctor devotes days and nights to gathering computer data and forensic clues to the killer,although she’s hampered by men officials anxious to prove themselves superior to a woman.Predictable,Scarpetta’s toil pays off,but not before the strangler attacks her;a reformed male chauvinist,conveniently nearby,saved her.
Under cover of night in Richmond,Virginia,a human monster strikes,leaving a gruesome trail of strangling that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst:a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye,she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other,because it’s being sabotaged from within – and someone wants her dead.
AUTHOR: PATRICIA CORNWELL
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Serial
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The snake that strike at the tortoise will discover a toothache.
A trap does not catches the wind.
The changing colours of the camelion only deceives the fool.
The snake and the millipede might craw with their bellies but that does not make them brothers.
The road does not tell the traveller what lies ahead.
1} The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and
convenience but where he stands in moment of challenge and controversy.
2} Even the richest man is poor when he is without a little bit of love in his heart.
3} You enter the beautiful city of success by passing through the ugly village failure.
4} Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except Heaven,and as a universal provider of everything except Happiness.
When coroner Jenny Cooper narrowly escapes death in a freak accident,she finds her propelled back to traumatic events then years in her past….We meet Jenny in the thick of her former career as a hard-working family lawyer.When one of her clients,fourteen-year-old Natasha,dies tragically under the wheels of a train,Jenny finds herself falsely accused of being responsible.Betrayed by her colleagues and pursued by the police,Jenny faces the fight of her life to prevent herself falling victim to a gross injustice.
TITLE: THE INNOCENT
AUTHOR: M.R. HALL
When a single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores,he has no one to turn to for financial support.In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck,Danny meets Thomas Galvin,the father of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny’s situation and out of the blue offers $50.000 loan to help Danny cover his daughters tuition. Uncomfortable.Uncomfortable but desperate,Danny takes the money,promising to pay Galvin back.What transpires is something Danny never imagined.The moment the money is wired into his account,the DEA comes knocking on his door.Danny’s impossible choice:an indictment for accepting drug money that he can’t afford to fight in court,or an unthinkably treacherous undercover assignment helping the government get close to his new family friend.As Danny begins to lie to everyone in his life,including those he loves most in the world,he must decide once and for all who the real enemy is or risk losing everything-and everyone-that matters to him.
AUTHOR: JOSEPH FINDER
EX-FBI star profiler Jefferson Winter is no ordinary investigator.An eccentric genius and self-described geek with a passion for Mozart,he’s haunted by the legacy of his notorious serial killer father… and not likely to admit this may be why he has such a phenomenal insight into the psychology that drives the criminals he hunts.The former G-man is now a sought after freelance consultant,jetting around the globe helping local law enforcement agencies with their thoughest cases.When detective Inspector Mark Hatcher calls from Scotland Yard about a particularly disturbing case,Winter leaves his native California for the chilly streets of London to help trace down a sadistic serial kidnapper.Four victims,all women,all tortured and then lobotomized.None of them able to tell the police the name of their attacker.None of them able to live normal lives again.Just broken dolls,played with then discarded.When another young woman goes missing,Winter has to race against the clock to identify the attacker and find the latest victim before it’s too late.
TITLE: BROKEN DOLLS
AUTHOR: JAMES CAROL