After Midnight

By Richard Laymon

Whilst Alice's pal Serena is going away she remains in her apartment, with its sunken bath and big-screen television. better of all is the open air swimming pool. yet one evening a stranger walks out of the woods and jumps bare into the pool. Alice hopes he will not be coming to get her, like such a lot of have performed earlier than.

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The Black Ice (Harry Bosch, Book 2)

By Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch investigates the drug-trafficking underworlds of internal urban la and the wastelands of Mexico.

The corpse within the lodge room seems to be that of a lacking LAPD narcotics officer. Rumours abound that the cop had crossed over - promoting a brand new drug referred to as Black Ice that have been infiltrating l. a. from Mexico - and the LAPD brass are quickly to claim his demise a suicide.

Detective Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch isn't so certain. caused by means of unusual, inexplicable information from the crime scene - and an indisputable allure to the cop's widow - Bosch begins his personal maverick research. An research that quickly leads him over the border to Mexicali and right into a harmful labyrinth of moving identities and lethal corruption.

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The Tenth Witness

At the evening of October nine, 1799, the frigate HMS Lutine breaks aside at the shoals of the Frisian Islands off the Dutch coast. while the insurer Lloyds of London will pay at the break, it takes possession and plans expeditions to recoup the misplaced hundreds of thousands in gold and silver. approximately hundres years later, after a chain of mostly failed salvage operations, Lloyds attempts back - this time at the energy of latest applied sciences and a method devised through the proficient younger engineer Henri Poincare.
it really is past due spring, 1978. Poincare has labored to near-exhaustion getting ready for the Lutine dive. ahead of the salvage season starts, he's taking an extraordinary vacation: a hike at low tide around the big, muddy residences of the Wadden Sea. His advisor is Liesel Kraus - clever, capable, appealing...and . She and her brother Anselm, administrators of Kraus metal, are haunted through a violent historical past that generates either rage and a tremendous, corrupting wealth. The nearer Poincare attracts to Liesel and Anselm, the extra warped existence turns into till love and a demise hazard compel him to enquire what nobody else - other than Interpol - will. soreness in addition to treasure, he discovers, should be dredged up from the earlier to reshape the current.
The 10th Witness, a prequel to the award-winning All Cry Chaos, is the story of a guy upended: a twenty-eight yr outdated who rejects an excellent occupation in engineering for an doubtful, darker one: foreign police paintings.

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Nightshade: China Bayles #16 (China Bayles Mystery)

By Susan Wittig Albert

China's nonetheless reeling from her father's demise and has little interest in her halfbrother Miles's research. but if destiny forces her to get entangled, China realizes it is time to convey the earlier to light?or else it is going to hang-out her ceaselessly. Then she discovers that Miles can be preserving secrets and techniques himself. How deep do the layers of secrecy cross? And who has a stake in concealing a long-buried fact? Now, one clean homicide and several other chilly situations will strength China Bayles to stand her darkish earlier.

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Act of War: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series)

By Brad Thor

The number one New York Times bestseller from writer Brad Thor—his so much scary and pulse-pounding mystery ever!

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies in another country, his most sensible asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying declare. There’s only one problem—no one is aware if she will be able to be trusted.

But whilst six trade scholars cross lacking, plane passengers alternate locations, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a perilous chain of occasions is determined in motion.

With the USA dealing with an drawing close and devastating assault, America’s new president needs to flip to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to assist perform of the main risky operations within the country’s history.

Code-named “Gold airborne dirt and dust” and “Blackbird,” they're shrouded in absolute secrecy as both of them, if found, will represent an act of battle.

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A Measure of Blood: A Richard Christie Novel

A homicide sends a baby into foster care and drags a detective right into a feverish hunt for justice
Nadal watches for weeks earlier than he first techniques the boy. it doesn't matter what Maggie Brown says, he’s definite Matt is his son, and a boy may still recognize his father. After their first war of words, Maggie must have run. She must have hidden her baby. yet she underestimated the guy who was her lover. With self-righteous selection, Nadal is going to her residence. He calls for to spend time with the boy. while she refuses, he reaches for a knife.
By the time murder detective Richard Christie arrives at the scene, all that is still of Maggie Brown is a bloodstain at the ground. The killer has vanished, and Matt is simply too scared to recollect something yet his mother’s worry. As Christie seems to be for the killer and Maggie’s buddies struggle to maintain Matt out of the arms of kid companies, Nadal watches the scoop and waits. A boy may be together with his father. He’s going to get his son.

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Mother Russia

By Robert Littell

A riveting mystery approximately crime and punishment in Soviet-era Moscow.

Like the Arkady Renko novels of Martin Cruz Smith, Robert Littell's masterful Mother Russia transports readers again in time and in the back of the Iron Curtain to adventure the extremes of Soviet society. Robespierre Pravdin is a black marketeer who prowls Moscow's streets and alleys hustling wristwatches. Wishing merely to outlive in a urban suffocated via paranoia and schizophrenia, Robespierre manages to make a tidy revenue and remain below the state's radar-until, sooner or later, he meets the lady referred to as "Mother Russia" and turns into ensnared within the Byzantine and profoundly harmful video game of politics. this is often one other darkly engrossing pageturner from the bestselling writer of The Sisters and The Defection of A. J. Lewinter.

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The Technologists

By Matthew Pearl

“A exceptional old secret within the nice previous Arthur Conan Doyle type . . . Who knew secret shaped round the founding of the Massachusetts Institute of expertise might be so sturdy? . . . There are cliffhanger endings and fortuitous escapes. . . . There are even a few very candy romances.”—The Globe and Mail
Boston, 1868. The Civil battle might be over yet a brand new battle has began, one among earlier and current, culture and know-how. The bold Massachusetts Institute of know-how is on a project to harness technological know-how for the advantage of all. but if an unnatural catastrophe moves the ships in Boston Harbor, and an both inexplicable disaster devastates the guts of the town, an antiscience backlash casts a pall over MIT and threatens its very survival. So the simplest and brightest from the Institute’s first graduating category secretly subscribe to forces to avoid wasting blameless lives and song down the reality. Armed with ingenuity and their distinct medical education, talented warfare veteran Marcus Mansfield, blueblood Robert Richards, genius Edwin Hoyt, and remarkable freshman Ellen Swallow will fit wits with a grasp legal bent at the utter destruction of the city.
Don’t omit Matthew Pearl’s brief tale “The Professor’s Assassin,” that includes characters from The Technologists, in the again of the book.
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Dead in the Water: A Novel (Stone Barrington)

By Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington in simple terms desires a iciness getaway from the coolness of latest York within the appealing, tropical Caribbean paradise of St. Mark's. yet what the legal professional and ex-cop will get as a substitute is the opportunity to protect Allison Manning. the attractive younger lady stands accused of killing her wealthy husband on board their sumptuous yacht after which burying him at sea.

Stone isn't really precisely conversant with the island country's legislations, yet this a lot is apparent to him: Allison is being railroaded through the perverse experience of justice of a prosecutor who will do something to stick in place of work. wearing the gown and wig of a British barrister, Stone does every little thing he can to avoid wasting Allison—from publicizing the case all around the American press to carrying out the type of clever, tricky research that cash cannot purchase. simply whilst he has the jury within the palm of his palms, a surprising reversal of fortune alterations every little thing. And what used to be a yes factor starts to seem much like a dying sentence.

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The Enemy ("Victor, the Assassin")

By Tom Wood


THE employed KILLER.

Victor, a former assassin-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA detailed unit. His first project: 3 strangers. 3 hits. quick and fresh. Victor’s a ordinary for this.


It must have been uncomplicated. yet with each one hit Victor is plunged deeper into an incredible conspiracy the place nobody, least of all of the humans he is aware, should be relied on.


With the stakes transforming into larger by way of the minute, Victor realizes he’s been pressured into taking part in a video game he by no means anticipated. simply because he’s the subsequent goal. And there’s no means out.

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