A DESPERATE FATHER

Heckle By Chris Child

Mark Heckle, a lawyer, is desperately concerned that his daughter Eva is in danger. When a peculiar accident happens near his daughter’s home, he meets John Freid, who reeks of evil. Heckle sets out to discover who Freid is and what his hold over his daughter is, in a stunning suspenseful adventure which will have you gripped until you find out the truth behind the mystery.

AUTHOR: CHRIS CHILD

TITLE: HECKLE

GENRE: Mystery

THE OFFICER AND THE WITNESS

The Mamacita Murders By Debra Mares

Gaby Ruiz, a Latina prosecutor, assigned the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit. Laura, a 17-year-old prostitute, and the key witness in a sex abuse trial, is missing. She was later found in a motel room, brutally attacked and left for dead in a drug and gang-ridden community. The list of suspects isn’t pretty and sex crimes prosecutor Gaby Ruiz is determined to find out who tried to kill her witness. Did an assailant connected with Gaby’s trial ransack Laura’s room and assault her? Did Laura’s boyfriend tried to kill her because she wanted to leave the Lincoln Gang’s prostitution ring  or did law enforcement try to kill Laura to protect one of their own?  After a police officer turns up dead during the investigation, Gaby finds herself at odds with the brass; so she takes it upon herself to find out what happened to the witness and officer.

AUTHOR: DEBRA ARES

TITLE: THE MAMACITA MURDERS

GENRE: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Mystery

LETHAL FORCES

To those who lurk in the shadows,he’s known as the Gray Man.He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job,accomplishing the impossible and then fading away.And he always hits his target.Always.But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world.Forces like money.And power.And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for.And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.But Court Gentry is going to prove that,for him,there’s no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive…

Courtland Gentry is a good man. But he’s a great assassin.

AUTHOR: MARK GREANEY 

TITLE: THE GRAY MAN 

FASCINATED WITH ALL ASPECTS OF DEATH

Lieutenant Davenport’s sanity was nearly shattered by two murder investigations.Now he faces something worse…Two killers.One hideously scarred.The other strikingly handsome,a master manipulator fascinated with all aspects of death.The dark mirror of Davenport’s soul…This is the case that will bring Davenport back to life.Or push him over the edge.

 

AUTHOR: JOHN SANDFORD

TITLE:    EYES OF PREY

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CANNY RATCATCHER,A FEARLESS STREET URCHIN AND A REBELLIOUS SOCIETY LADY

On the bustling docks along the River Thames,Great Britain’s merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here,in dank and sinister alleys,sex merchants ply their lucrative trade.The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips,who seems far beyond the reach of the law.But when thirteen-year-old Fig is found with his throat cut,Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination.Monk’s wife,Hester,draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband’s cause a canny ratcatcher,a retired brothel keeper,a fearless street urchin,and a rebellious society lady.To one as criminally minded as Phillips,these folks are mere mosquitoes,to be sure But as he will soon discover,some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.

AUTHOR: ANNE PERRY

TITLE: EXECUTION  DOCK

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I AM PILGRIM

A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy.

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square.A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard.Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan.A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey.

Pilgrim.

AUTHOR:  TERRY HAYES

TITLE:  I AM PILGRIM

Recommending: a must read. 

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DIARY OF A DEAD MAN

Ed Boothe was convicted of killing more than half a dozen girls.It is believed he killed many,many more.His methods were brutal and documented here,along with his fascination of collecting body parts.Up until he execution,he showed no remorse for his acts.

AUTHOR: MATT SHAW

TITLE:  DIARY OF A DEAD MAN

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BAD LUCK IN BERLIN

 HE GOES BY ONE NAME.  HE HAS NO PAST.  HIS FUTURE IS MURDER.

Victor has been out of the game for six months but he’s as deadly as ever.He’s in Berlin,preparing for his first assignment as a CIA contractor: taking out the scout of a notorious crime lord.No one is supposed to die not yet but as Victor tracks his target,he realises he’s not the only one interested in the scout ….and if Victor is going to do his job,he has to stop someone else doing theirs.

Short story packed with action and suspense.

AUTHOR: TOM WOOD

TITLE: BAD LUCK IN BERLIN

THE BLACK ICE

Narcotics officer Cal Moore’s orders were to look into the city’s latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with a fatal bullet wound to the head and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket. Working the case,LAPD detective Harry Bosch is reminded of the primal police rule he learned long ago: Don’t look for the facts,but the glue that holds them together.Soon Harry’s making some very dangerous connections, starting with a dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard to the back alleys south of the border.Now this battle-scarred veteran will find himself in the center of a complex and deadly game-one in which he may be the next and likeliest victim.

AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY

TITLE: THE BLACK ICE

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WE SHALL NOT SLEEP

After four long years, peace is finally in sight.But chaplain Joseph Reavley and his sister Judith, an ambulance driver on the Western Front,are more hard pressed than ever.Behind the lines,violence is increasing: soldiers are abusing German prisoners, a nurse has been raped and murdered,and the sinister ideologue called the Peacemaker now threatens to undermine the peace just as he did the war.Then Matthew,the third Reavley sibling and an intelligence expert,suddenly arrives at the front with startling news.The Peacemaker’s German counterpart has offered to go to England and expose his co-conspirator as a traitor.But with war still raging and prejudices inflamed,such a journey would be fraught with hazards,especially since the Peacemaker has secret informers everywhere,even on the battlefield.

TITLE: WE SHALL NOT SLEEP

AUTHOR: ANNE PERRY

WHAT HAS BECOME OF YOU

Enter Jensen Willard. At fifteen she’s already a gifted writer but also self-destructive and eerily reminiscent of Vera’s younger self. As the two outcasts forge a tentative bond, a sense of menace enfolds their small New England town. When another student, new to the country, is imperiled by her beliefs, Vera finds herself in the vortex of danger—and suspicion.

With the threat of a killer at large, the disappearance of her increasingly worri-some pupil, and her own professional reputation at stake, Vera must thread her way among what is right by the law, by her students, and by herself. In this poignant page-turner, populated with beguiling characters and sharp social insights, coming-of-age can happen no matter how old you are.

TITLE: WHAT HAS BECOME OF YOU

AUTHOR: JAN ELIZABETH WATSON

THE SUCCESSOR

Make-or-break decisions involving millions of dollars are all in a day’s work for Christian Gillette, chairman of Everest Capital, New York’s most renowned private equity firm. He’s taken on the toughest, most powerful, and often most dangerous adversaries and prevailed–all the while honing his skill for being cool under fire, literally. But now Gillette will be put to the ultimate test. He’s offered the chance to seal a deal unlike any other, one that goes beyond boardrooms, balance sheets, and even Everest itself–one that will leave its mark on history.

Gillette is no stranger to Jesse Wood, the first African American president of the United States, having been Wood’s chosen running mate in his historic bid for the White House. Though still slightly upset over being dropped from the ticket at the eleventh hour, Gillette’s not about to ignore the chief executive’s summons to a top-secret meeting at Camp David. There, Wood drops a bombshell: The president of Cuba is dead. Cuba’s communist regime has kept the dictator’s demise hush while it races to fill the power vacuum. And the United States is poised to support a cabal of Cuban professionals plotting a coup. The President wants Gillette to meet with the conspirators and size up the chances for a successful capitalist revolution. But by no means can his mission be traced back to the White House. If anything goes wrong, Gillette is on his own.

And if certain people have their way, something will go wrong. For the conspiracy to liberate Cuba isn’t the only one afoot. Enemies in high places, who will go to any lengths to wreak revenge on Gillette and to unseat President Wood, have set in motion a campaign of deception, sabotage, and murder whose shockwaves will resonate from the streets of Havana to the Oval Office. But for Gillette, who has just named his alluring and ambitious protégé, Allison Wallace, as his successor at Everest, the greatest peril may lie much closer to home.

TITLE: THE SUCCESSOR

AUTHOR: STEPHEN FREY

BOGEYMAN

From the book: “For years he’d stalked elementary schools and playground looking for young girls from low-income neighborhoods to abduct, rape and murder. He thought of them as “throwaway kids”–hardly missed, and soon forgotten, except by those who loved them. He was ever parent’s worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about … the fiend who lurked outside bedroom windows.”

TITLE: BOGEYMAN

AUTHOR: STEVE JACKSON

RHINOCEROS

NO ONE IS WHAT THEY SEEM TO BE…………

Who is Lisa Trent,mysterious redhead who warns Tweed of impending catastrophe? Aides to top Statesmen in Washington,London,Paris and Berlin are murdered by the invisible Mr. Blue. Tweed,Paula and Newman race,to East Sussex to view the second victim,then back to London which,mercifully,they reach alive.Tweed meets slippery Garvin Thunder,flamboyant Oskar Vernon,the devious MTS France and murderous Delgado.Lisa… fleeing for her life..keeps reappearing.Pursuing the secret Elite club,Tweed and his team fly to Hamburg to meet a key informant…just before he too is murdered.

The frenetic pursuit leads to an ancient Plensburg on the Danish border,the tem always under attack.But who is Rhinoceros? Could it be urban Victor Rondel,partner in the world’s richest bank? The startling climax erupts violently on Berg Island in the Bartic.

TITLE: RHINOCEROS

AUTHOR: COLLIN FORBES

UNLUCKY NUMBER: HE WON BIG AND SHE MADE HIM PAY

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