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By Karin Slaughter. 2019
New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller…full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see comingA mysterious kidnapping <P><P>On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air. <P><P> A devastating explosionOne month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhoods has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC. <P><P>A diabolical enemy Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves. <P><P><b> A New York Times Bestseller </b>
By George Harmon Coxe. 1945
Hoodlums steal a worthless painting, and Kent Murdock wants to know whyA collection of valuable Italian paintings finds its way…to Boston, placed in the care of Professor Andrade. Before passing them to a museum, the professor hires newspaper photographer Kent Murdock to document them. On his way to the assignment, Murdock is stopped by a gunman named Erloff, who steals the reporter's identification--and pays his own visit to the professor. But Erloff is not after the expensive stuff. He cracks Andrade on the skull and leaves with nothing but a worthless painting of a green-hued Venus. Murdock is perplexed. Why all the trouble for an ugly piece of modern art? But the jade Venus holds a terrible secret--and blood will flow before it comes to light.
By Stephen Gauer. 2011
One Friday, Vancouver lawyer Paul Brenner has dinner with his son, Daniel. They talk about work, health, money, and music,…and part ways. The following evening, Paul receives the phone call that is every parent's worst nightmare: Daniel has been killed in Stanley Park. Hold Me Now is an unflinching portrayal of a father's grief, as Paul learns how very different the new world—a world without his son—will be for him. The investigation of Daniel’s murder, the trial, and the sentencing of the killer test Paul’s faith in the legal system. As both the media and public protest the overt role homophobia played in Daniel's death, Paul struggles to cope, and begins to form reckless and dangerous habits. But with the love of two people in his life who sustain him—his mother, Jean, and his daughter, Elizabeth—he begins to comprehend an incomprehensible tragedy, and forgive an unforgiveable crime.
By Ian Colford. 2012
Enrique Tomás lives a quiet life with a large, loving family in an unnamed South American country. But Enrique has…secrets. When his second eldest son, Hector, and Hector’s beloved friend Nadia uncover one of Enrique’s secrets, the course of Hector's life is irrevocably altered. Exiled by his parents to the isolated countryside, Hector is accused of terrorism—a crime of which he is innocent, yet ruthlessly punished. As he struggles to extricate himself from the clutches of a brutal and paranoid military regime, he learns that freedom comes at a terrible price. The Crimes of Hector Tomás is an epic novel about disappearance and deception, family and nation. Enrique, Hector, and Nadia are trapped in a nightmare world where innocence counts for nothing and justice is a dream. Once they make their choices, they can never go back.
By Nico Walker. 2018
Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin.Cleveland, 2003. A young…man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and Ecstasy and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York and he flunks out of school and joins the Army. <p><p>Desperate to keep their relationship alive, they marry before he ships out to Iraq. But as an Army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits him. His fellow soldiers smoke; they huff computer duster; they take painkillers; they watch porn. And many of them die. He and Emily try to make their long-distance marriage work, but when he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound, and the drugs on the street have changed. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. <p><p>Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily. They attempt a normal life, but with their money drying up, he turns to the one thing he thinks he could be really good at--robbing banks.Hammered out on a typewriter, Cherry marks the arrival of a raw, bleakly hilarious, and surprisingly poignant voice straight from the dark heart of America. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Carl Hiaasen. 2002
"¡LIBRO DE HONOR DE NEWBERY! Desafortunadamente, el primer conocido de Roy en Florida es Dana Matherson, una conocida bravucona. Por…otra parte, si Dana no hubiera estado hundiendo sus pulgares en las sienes de Roy y aplastando su cara contra la ventana del autobús escolar, Roy nunca hubiera visto al chico corriendo. Y el chico que corre es intrigante: huía del autobús escolar, no llevaba libros y, aquí está la parte extraña, no llevaba zapatos. Roy siente un misterio y se pone tras el rastro del chico. La persecución le presenta caimanes entrenados para ir al baño, un campeón de pedo falso, algunas lechuzas madrigueras, un eco-vengador renegado y varias serpientes extremadamente venenosas con colas brillantes de forma antinatural. Roy definitivamente ha llegado a la Florida de Carl Hiaasen.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1957
A routine assignment gets a PI killed, and Kent Murdock dives into the caseA thirty-eight year veteran of the Boston…police force, Tom Brady has recently retired, and is beginning a new life as a private investigator. Struggling to make ends meet, he turns to newspaper photographer Kent Murdock, who recommends him to a society woman who is willing to pay big for his services. Brady's just wrapping up the case when he asks Murdock for a favor: photographing fourteen pages of important documents for safekeeping. Murdock agrees not to look too closely while he takes the pictures--a decision he regrets when the negatives are stolen and Tom Brady is found dead. Normally Murdock stays out of the way of the Boston police, but he gave Brady the assignment. To atone, he must unravel the mystery that cost his friend his life.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1964
A wealthy psychopath threatens the life of an innocent young manThe note comes during Barry Sanford's dinner. It's to the…point, explaining succinctly that very soon, Barry is going to die. Though the note is unsigned, Barry knows that it comes from the desk of King Hubbard. Two years ago, Hubbard's younger brother staggered drunk out of a bar and into the path of Barry's car. Though the courts exonerated the young architect for the killing, King Hubbard has spent the last two years trying to kill Barry Sanford. His efforts--first a subway accident, then a runaway truck--forced the young architect to flee for Florida. Two months later, three shots rang out from a car parked beside Sanford's, missing him only because fear keeps him vigilant. He wound up in Belize, but now Hubbard has found him once more. It is time to keep running, or to make a stand.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1949
Smuggling leads to murder, with Kent Murdock caught in the middleWhen the Kemnora, a stately liner on her maiden voyage,…docks in Boston, Kent Murdock is there to cover the story. He's joined by Harry Felton, a reporter and one-time foreign correspondent in France. As they leave the port, Murdock notices customs officials working over some passengers, but leaves without a second thought. After all, reporters are never bothered at customs. Only later does Murdock learn that he left with a small package in his camera bag, hidden there by someone on the ship--and retrieved later by Felton. He goes to ask Felton why he was used as an unwitting smuggler, but finds the reporter dead on the floor of his apartment. Whatever was in that package was worth killing for, and Murdock will find it, even if it means becoming a target himself.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1943
Trying to help a wronged inventor, a friend of Casey's ends up murderedThe last thing Flash Casey needs is an…apprentice. Turned down by the army because of a bum knee, he agrees to teach a twice-weekly photography class for the American Women's Voluntary Services. One of his students, whose father just happens to have a lot of money invested in Casey's paper, asks to tag along on an assignment. Flash can't say no.An engineer named John Perry has come to beg for help from one of Casey's friends at the paper, crusading news columnist Rosalind Taylor. A few years back, Perry invented an industrial lubricant that should have made him a fortune, but his partner stole his idea and kept the profits for himself. Taylor has agreed to mediate for them, and asks Casey along to document the meeting. When Flash arrives, the apartment is ransacked and Taylor is dead. Casey will find her killers, as long as his little apprentice doesn't get in the way.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1945
An old friend of Kent Murdock's is murdered, leaving him to take the fallIt's been two years since Kent Murdock…saw Sheila, and it only takes a few minutes to remember her flaws. While the Boston newspaper photographer was away fighting in the European war, Sheila's cold ambition took her out of the newsroom and into the studio, to write a radio show that's about to land her in the big time. The wallflower he once knew is now the center of attention--not all of it pleasant. One night Murdock follows her home for a drink. It proves to be a deadly mistake. A drugged bottle of Scotch knocks Murdock out, and when he comes to, he finds Sheila dead, strangled on the floor. The Scotch--the only evidence of his innocence--is gone, and Murdock is the natural suspect for the beautiful young writer's death. Which means he's going to have to find the killer himself.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1953
Doing a favor for an old friend gets Kent Murdock involved in a murderNewspaper photographer Kent Murdock goes to Union…City for the sake of Helen Farnsley, an old friend whose marriage is in trouble. Long ago he warned her against marrying Lee, and now that their life together has turned sour he wants to help her escape it. But the trouble in Union City starts as soon as he gets to his hotel room. Behind the mirror, Murdock finds a diamond bracelet belonging to the room's previous resident, a talent agent named Harry who returns a few minutes later to collect it. That night, Murdock sits down with Helen's husband, who asks for a few hours alone in the room to think. When Murdock returns, Lee has been murdered, and the police are looking for the room's owner. Kent doesn't stop to talk to the cops. It would be much easier to find the killer himself.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1946
Hungry for work, an ex-air force pilot takes a deadly assignment in ManilaDespite three years of exemplary service flying for…his country in the South Pacific, Spence Rankin can't find work. He's losing a bar fight when his old friend Ulio Kane appears. A former companion of Rankin's, Kane was born in Manila and spent the war organizing guerilla warfare against the Japanese. They killed his family during the occupation, so Kane faked his death and set about preparing for peacetime life. But now Kane has received a plea for help, signed by his father--who's supposed to be dead. Is the note genuine, or is it a trap lain by his enemies in the mining business? He must return to Manila to be sure, and wants to hire Spence as a bodyguard. The pilot agrees to take the job, for death in the tropics is preferable to boredom in California.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1941
Flash Casey snaps a photo that holds the key to a corrupt lawyer's murderCasey shouldn't have had to go back…for more pictures of Stanford Endicott. He was at the court with the other newspaper photographers when the wealthy lawyer was arraigned, and got pictures of him smiling as he put on a hat to hide his bald head. But before Casey can get the negatives developed, a pair of urchins steal his camera case and expose the plates to the sun. At his editor's orders, Casey visits Endicott's office for another round of photos. The picture he takes there is altogether more interesting: Stanford Endicott, dead on his office floor. Casey hears a sound in the next room and knows the murderer is close. He gives chase out the front door, and takes a picture just as the killer drives away. Suddenly, Flash Casey has a bigger story than he bargained for.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1948
One of Kent's pictures holds the secret to a wealthy man's deathNo one has seen titan of industry John Caldwell…for nine years when he hires Kent Murdock to take his picture. Caldwell is preparing a landmark announcement, and wants Boston's finest newspaper photographer there to document it. Murdock chafes at the stuffy environment of the Caldwell home--particularly when Caldwell's heir instructs him to take only one picture. Using an infrared flash, Murdock sneaks a second shot. Less than an hour later, John Caldwell is dead. Murdock makes a print of his second photo, hoping to find something that explains the strange ways of the Caldwell clan. Before he can examine it, the family's thugs assault him in the dark room, destroying the picture. The photo is gone, but there's no stopping Kent Murdock from learning what's rotten in the Caldwell estate.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1950
A jilted lover finds himself implicated in a murderWhen John Holland proposed to his girlfriend, Tracy, she imposed a 31-day…waiting period before they could see each other again. It's day 30, and Holland travels to her Long Island home for their reunion, only to receive the shock of his life when he meets Tracy's fiancé, Roger Drake. Tracy's mother invites Holland to stay there and win back Tracy's love, and within a few hours, Drake is dead. As it turns out, Drake was a private detective hired by Tracy as a test for her beloved--and it looks like Holland failed. Meanwhile, Drake's boss, hardnosed detective Sam Crombie, descends on the home, looking to avenge his comrade.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1955
While taking pictures at a society wedding, Kent Murdock stumbles upon a murderEvery society family has skeletons in its closets,…but only the Cannings have a fresh corpse. Kent Murdock finds the dead man while taking pictures at the wedding of Patricia Canning and Roger Armington, scions of Boston's most prominent--and camera-shy--families. Patricia and Murdock have been friends for years, and she invited him to photograph the wedding against her parents' wishes. For the killer, Murdock's appearance is very bad luck indeed. The dead man turns out to be Patricia's ex-husband, whom she spent three days married to before the family pressured him into an annulment. He traveled to Boston in search of blackmail and found death instead. Whichever Canning killed him had hoped to sweep the murder under the rug. But Kent Murdock's camera has a way of finding the truth, no matter how ugly it may be.
By George Harmon Coxe. 1959
A marina owner gets caught up in a murder investigationThe girl in the water is unfamiliar to Don MacLaren. This…is odd since, as the owner of the island's only boat dock, he knows everyone who steps foot on the small spit of land. He hoists the young swimmer out, and is helping her get warm when Oliver Kingsley, the island's wealthiest citizen, comes to collect her, claiming he's her husband. The girl refuses to leave with Kingsley, resulting in a brawl between the two men. In the morning Kingsley is found dead, and after the cops learn about the fight, they peg MacLaren as their chief suspect. As MacLaren struggles to understand the mystery behind the rich man's death, he finds that even the smallest island can hold deep secrets.
Following the death of her father, CeCe D'Aplièse finds herself at breaking point. In desperation, she decides to flee England…and discover her past; the only clues she has are a photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over one hundred years ago. When CeCe finally reaches the Red Centre of Australia, she begins the search for her past. With help from those she meets on her journey, CeCe begins to believe that this wild, vast continent could offer her a sense of belonging
By Barr Nevada. 2019
Separated from friends and family and haunted by personal demons, park ranger, Anna Pigeon, finds solace in the quiet ruins…of the Anasazi civilization of Colorado's Mesa Verde. But the rugged beauty of the park and the mystery of the Anasazi are cruelly overshadowed by danger and death... lately, visitors to Mesa Verde have been bringing home more than photos—they're also carrying a strange, deadly disease. And once it strikes, Anna Pigeon must find the very human source of the evil wind