By David PoyerAfter receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor for motion in Iraq, Commander Daniel V. Lenson's new orders learn: take over as skipper of USS Thomas W. Horn. His challenge: arrange the Tomahawk-equipped strike destroyer and her team for the pink Sea, the place she'll subscribe to a world activity strength looking for guns of mass destruction. yet it will be no regimen deployment. Horn stands out as the first US military warship ever to installation with an built-in female and male crew-a debatable and politically explosive scan that may elevate questions on morale, habit, education, sexual appeal, and finally, functionality below fireplace. dealing with sandstorms, smugglers, and ambushes, Horn's more and more polarized workforce will behavior difficult, diplomatically delicate search-and-seizure operations opposed to international vessels trying to smuggle hands to Iraq. however the genuine nightmare's brewing in Bahrain. There, the main risky bomb specialist in Al-Qaeda has detailed Horn for assault- because the first step in a plan to redraw the map of the entire heart East. With gripping motion scenes and an explosive climax, The Command maintains Dan Lenson's star-crossed profession in a sequence that explores either worldwide and deeply own implications of honor, responsibility, strength, and warfare.
By Gregg LoomisWhereas investigating his sister's homicide, a guy discovers a map in a portray that ends up in the long-hidden secrets and techniques of the Knights Templar—secrets which may shatter Christianity.
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Shortly after ex-spy Lang Reilly's sister dies in an explosion in her Paris domestic, a replica of a portray via the 17th-century artist Poussin, which his sister acquired the day ahead of she died and along with a strange Latin inscription, disappears from Lang's domestic. With police and killers on his path, Lang embarks on a trip to Italy to discover the painting's secrets and techniques in addition to its connection to his sister, enlisting the aid of a former co-worker, the German killing-machine Gurt Fuchs. just a little dry excerpts from a medieval account of the Knights of the Temple punctuate the motion, hinting that the secret is extra advanced than Lang can think. The foreign surroundings and fast paced motion grip, and luckily, Loomis's convincing protagonist possesses the intelligence and emotional intensity to hold the reader via a few not going eventualities (e.g., in an airport toilet stall, Lang constructs a faux gun out of candy). although the momentum occasionally lags, every one scene is bright adequate to maintain the reader engaged. a few could locate the book's mystery societies and artwork historical past topics a trifle unoriginal, yet others trying to repeat The Da Vinci Code event could be happy.
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"More intrigue and suspense than within the Da Vinci Code!" —Robert J. Randisi, writer of Blood of Angels
By Frank SmithDetective Inspector Neil Paget faces one in all such a lot tricky situations of his occupation while a physique with out leads is discovered.
The discovery of the physique of neighborhood photographer Billy Travis, having fallen from a bridge directly to the railway tracks less than, leaves Detective Inspector Neil Paget baffled. whereas the dying plunge was once no twist of fate, the corpse came upon certain and gagged with the letter A is carved into his brow, Travis led a quiet, unremarkable lifestyles. with out proof or results in stick to, the research stonewalls.
But whilst a moment physique exhibits up in an analogous country, Paget needs to realize what connects the 2 sufferers if he's to have any probability of cracking the case.
By Linda HallI wasn't continuously the law--abiding, churchgoing younger girl i'm at the present time. just lately I did shameful issues after which ran distant. now not even my liked fi anc?, early life minister Greg Whitten, is familiar with the reality approximately my previous. yet now my worst nightmare has come precise. somebody has photographs of the previous me and is sending them to me, to Greg, to the church. And if i need to stay fortunately ever after--if i need to dwell at all--I'll desire my newfound religion and Greg's love greater than ever.
By J. Carson BlackLaura Cardinal ebook I
Used to be children performed outside till time for supper, now social media’s the recent online game on the town. nowadays, they play on their smartphones. yet with extra freedom comes better possibility. cellular units are a conduit right into a child’s lifestyles, not only for acquaintances yet if you intend damage. this can be the message of J. Carson Black’s Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated mystery, DARKNESS at the fringe of TOWN.
Laura Cardinal, a detective with the Arizona division of Public defense, troubleshoots murder investigations in small cities the place assets are scarce. whilst Laura investigates the homicide of a fourteen-year-old lady present in a town’s park bandshell, she understands instantly what she’s up opposed to: a crafty sexual predator. yet why is she laid low with the kidnapping of a schoolmate eighteen years past?
In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson property to the secretive middle of a north Florida city, she needs to confront the ghosts of her personal prior. Then one other baby is going missing--and Laura needs to race the clock to discover her.
By David BaldacciIn this all-new brief tale from no 1 New York Times bestselling writer David Baldacci, worlds collide while executive murderer Will Robie is stuck within the crossfire with Oliver Stone and the Camel Club.
Will Robie is remaining in on his subsequent aim whilst he reveals himself in the midst of a financial institution heist--and he's taken hostage along Oliver Stone. yet is that this only a easy financial institution activity, or are the robbers after whatever much more valuable--and dangerous--than the money within the vault?
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By Nora RobertsWhile the Lusitania sank, one survivor turned a replaced guy, giving up his lifestyles as a petty thief—but holding the small silver statue he lifted, a family members heirloom to destiny generations. Now, approximately a century later, that invaluable heirloom, one in every of a long-separated set of 3, has been stolen. And Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are decided to recuperate their great-great-grandfather's treasure, reunite the 3 Fates, and make their fortune. the search will take them from their domestic in eire to Helsinki, Prague, and ny the place they're going to meet a super pupil who will relief them of their hunt—and an bold lady who will cease at not anything to obtain the Fates...
By Dean KoontzHailed as 'America's preferred suspense novelist' (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a wealthy new section of his writing occupation that's yielding his such a lot innovative, significant, and well known paintings yet.At the peak of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has received the acclaim of critics in addition to the allegiance of hundreds of thousands of fanatics internationally, remodeling the best fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of striking originality and emotional resonance.Now, with the beautiful intensity and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one among his so much gripping and richly imagined novels to date'an intoxicating tale of experience and suspense, secret and revelation, advised with humor, center, and excessive artwork. One Door clear of HeavenIn a dusty trailer park at the a ways fringe of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the alternatives she has made. At twenty-eight, she desires to swap the course of her stricken lifestyles yet can't locate her way'until a brand new relatives settles into the condo trailer round the corner and she or he meets the younger woman who will lead her on a striking quest that might swap Micky herself and every thing she knows'or thinks she knows'forever. regardless of the brace she needs to put on on her deformed left leg, and her withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that conjures up Micky. underneath Leilani's effervescence, in spite of the fact that, Micky involves feel a quiet desperation that the lady dares no longer express.Leilani's mom is little greater than a toddler herself. And the girl's stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is proficient yet threatening. He has moved the family members from position to put as he fanatically investigates alien ship sightings, striving to make touch, claiming to have had a imaginative and prescient that via Leilani's 10th birthday extraterrestrial beings will both heal her or take her away to a greater existence on their world.Slowly, ever extra troubling info emerge in Leilani's conversations with Micky. such a lot chilling is Micky's discovery that Leilani had an older brother, additionally disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one evening and is now 'gone to the stars.'Leilani's 10th birthday is forthcoming. Micky is confident the lady can be useless via that day. whereas the child-protection forms supplies Micky the runaround, the Maddoc relatives slips away into the evening. Micky units out throughout the United States to trace and locate them, by myself and afraid yet for the 1st time residing for whatever greater than herself.She unearths herself pitted opposed to an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he's crafty. the eagerness and disrespect for possibility with which Micky pursues her quest convey to her part a burned-out detective who joins her on a trip of superb peril and startling discoveries, a trip via negative darkness to unforeseen gentle. One Door clear of Heaven is an incandescent mixture of suspense and humor, worry and beauty, a narrative of redemption and undying knowledge that might have readers cheering. jam-packed with tragedy and pleasure, with terror and wish, it solidifies Dean Koontz's attractiveness as one of many most excellent storytellers of our time. this is often Dean Koontz at his very best'and it doesn't get any larger than that.From the Hardcover edition.
By Carolyn WheatWriting is all approximately growing an adventure for the reader. no matter if you're giving them a brain-teasing puzzle or an adrenaline-soaked emotional curler coaster-ride, this publication is helping you form your fiction to create greatest entertainment on your readers.Now you could study the craft at once from some of the most revered modern writers within the box, Carolyn What, winner of multitudinous awards and nominations. What is familiar with what editors wish, and indicates you ways to accomplish your writing an publishing pursuits. the way to Write Killer Fiction is a instruction manual that no author of poser or suspense can come up with the money for to be with out.