The first bomb cracked dive an egg; the second gutted the lobby of the Marriott; and the third peeled the front off the Grand Hyatt.Three massive explosions,all at American hotels in the heart of the city, and all within a few horrifying seconds.Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured.Singapore is bleeding.Inspector Samuel Tay is Senior Inspector in the Special Investigation section of Singapore CID, but he is frozen out of this investigation from the beginning.He’s made serious enemies in Singapore’s Internal Security Department,and he has even more enemies at the American embassy,so Tay is assigned routine cases while his colleagues join with the CIA and the FBI in a feverish search for the bombers.
Three days after the explosions,the smell of death still sticky in the city’s air,Tay is sent to a run-down apartment near the Malaysian border where two children have found the body of a caucasian male with a broken neck.Tay immediately feels an unsettling connection with the dead man,although he’s certain he has never seen him before.As Tay searches the dead man’s past for clues to who he was and who his killer might have been,Tay’s own past begins to give up its secrets.
A long-dead father he can barely remember reaches out of the creve to point to the truth about both the murdered man and the bombings.And the horror of Singapore’s destruction becomes a personal horror for Samuel Tay.
TITLE: THE UMBRELLA MAN
AUTHOR: JAKE NEEDHAM
POOR MAN. RICH MAN. DEAD MAN.
It sounded like a fairy tale: A homeless man named Abraham Shakespeare spent his last dollars on a Florida State lottery ticket and miraculously won $31million.
Unprepared for his newfound fortune,Abraham hired Dorice” Dee Dee” Moore to help manage his winnings and field the numerous request for loans and assistance that he received.
But somehow,Dee Dee was the only one benefitting.When Abraham quietly disappeared from his home in Florida,friends and family grew suspicious-though he could not read or write,his only form of contact was through odd letters and texts.But it wasn’t until investigators began to question Dee Dee about her role in Abraham’s finances that a complicated web of lies and the desperate lengths to which one woman would go to cover it up was exposed.
TITLE: UNLUCKY NUMBER
AUTHOR: DEBORAH MATHIS WITH GREGORY TODD SMITH
In Holt Douglas line of work,there’s nothing sweeter than a confession of guilt.Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County,Georgia.His job is always easy when defendants,instead of remaining silent,blame someone else or try to excuse their actions.When a confession in his hand,Holt knows a guilty plea will soon follow.
But lurking in Holts past is a dark secret that could end his successful career and possibly his relationship with Angelina,his hoped for fiance.When Holt reopens a cold case involving a death of the town’s wealthiest businessman-allegedly killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest–Holt doesn’t believe it was suicide.Instead he suspects murder.
As he investigates,Holts own guilt threatens to destroy him and the cause of justice he’s sworn and to serve.While he knows his own confession could absolve him of his sin,it could cost him his future. Will he survive long enough to uncover the true crime that this small Southern town has been hiding?
TITLE: THE CONFESSION
AUTHOR: ROBERT WHITLOW
The case of a vanished woman ….In the vaults beneath London’s Baker street station are thousands of stories waiting to be told.For Natalia O’shea,new to the city and to her job in the famous Lost Property Office,it all begins with a haunting picture of missing woman Helen Bookman.Driven by compassion,she’s determined to find Helen and reunite her with her distraught husband,but with every clue she uncovers the more the mystery deepens- and events takes a sinister turn when Natalia discovers a pair of Helen’s blood stained shoes.
TITLE:LOST AND FOUND
Epidemic investigator Dr. Zol Szabo and his team are called to a high school in the heart of Ontario’s tobacco country,where unexplained deaths from liver failure are creating panic.The team begins to suspect a link with contaminated,cut-price cigarettes manufactured on nearby Grand Basin India Resserve led by the Badger,the multimillionare kingpin of the illicit Native tobacco trade.First- res-ponders from the local fire department become the epidemic’s next victims,and when Zol confronts the Badger,he is rebuffed by the leaders lust for blood,money,and ancient artifacts.High level government authorities,cowed by the weight of Native influence,order Zol to shut down his investigation.As the Badgers contaminated tobacco spreads across the country,he stalks Zol’s family and executes witness after witness.Can Zol dig deep enough to find a creative solution before it’s two late?
TITLE : UP IN SMOKE
AUTHOR: ROSS PENNIE
A hitman must be anonymous,a moral……… and alone.Victor is the face in the crowd you don’t see,a perfect assassin with nothing to live for.But when an old friend turns to him for help,he finds he can’t refuse.For once his objective isn’t to kill,but to protect.Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies,Victor needs more than just a bodyguard… but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he’s vowed to defend
TITLE:BETTER OFF DEAD
It’s not important to hold all the good card in life,but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.Have faith and have a successful life.One of the basic differences between God and humans is,God gives,gives and forgives.But the human get,gets and forgets.Be thankful in life…
If you think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning,try putting it beside a dead body and you will realised that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.
Life is not about finding the right person,but creating the right relationship.It’s not how we care in the beginning,but how much we care till the end.Some people always throw stones in your path.It depends on what you make of them:a wall or a bridge?-Remember you are the architect of your life.
Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life.Never ask for a lighter rain,just pray to God for a better umbrella.- That is the attitude.Often when we lose all hope and think this is the end,remember God and pray it is a bend not the end.
David Blake is back in Newcastle,running three cities;Life is sweet until his bent accountant is arrested for murder.The money is nailed on for a life sentence until he puts five million pounds out of Blakes reach.Now Blake faces an agonising choice;fix the acquitted of a child killer or run out the cash he needs to bankroll his empire.
Meanwhile,Serbian gangsters are taking over his territory and a crazed Russian Oligarch wants to use Blakes drug supply line for his own ends.Back at home,the police are closing in and his girlfriend is asking awkward questions.
TITLE : THE DEAD
AUTHOR: HOWARD LINSKEY
When i shut my mouth and turn to walk away,it doesn’t mean you’ve won. It simply means your stupid ass isn’t worth anymore of my time.