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By Donna Tartt. 2013
Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise… tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. Bestseller. Pulitzer Prize winner. 2013.
By James Patterson, Mark T Sullivan. 2016
Also published as "Private Rio". Two years ago Jack Morgan - the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private… - was in charge of security for the World Cup in Bazil. During the championship final, the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands. Fortunately, Jack and his team averted disaster on football's biggest stage. Now he has returned to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious as Jack discovers that someone is trying to sabotage the games. A lethal plan put in motion during the World Cup is set to decimate Rio, and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a horrifying spectacle. Bestseller. 2016.
By Kristin Hannah. 2018
Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move… to Kaneq, Alaska. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. Bestseller. 2018.
By Michael Connelly. 2013
Defense attorney Mickey Haller learns that a former client - a prostitute he thought he had put on the straight… and narrow path - had returned to her old life in L.A. when she was murdered. Haller blames himself for her death. Bestseller. 2013.
By Patrick Lane. 2018
World War Two vet Art Kenning is the alcoholic first-aid man in an isolated sawmill village in the interior of… B.C., where he dreads the sound of the five whistles that summon him to the mill floor whenever a worker is hurt. Traumatized by an incident in Holland, when he stood by while members of his unit committed a horrific act, he loses himself in drink. His self-imposed detachment is shattered when one of the most powerful men at the mill arrives at his door late one evening to ask for his help. What unfolds over the course of that night and following day will force Art to confront acts of evil, both in the present and the past, as well as the tragic consequences of his own inaction. Bestseller. 2018.
By Ernest Drake, Dugald Steer. 2003
Describes the origins of dragonology and how it is probably the most rewarding of the natural sciences and at the… same time one of the oldest and least researched. Includes the first dragons of the world, dragons' life cycle, behaviour and much more. Grades 4-7. Bestseller 2005. 2003. Uniform title: Dragonology
By Dick Francis. 1992
Ex-jockey Freddie Croft has one strict rule for drivers of his horse vans: never pick up hitchhikers. A driver breaks… the rule and before the two reach their destination, the hitchhiker is dead. Bestseller. 1992.
By T. Coraghessan Boyle. 1990
Hiro Tanaka, whose mixed parentage has made him an outcast in Japan, flees his native country aboard a merchant vessel.… As they near America, Hiro literally jumps ship. He inadvertently frightens a number of people, and finds himself a hunted man. Bestseller. 1990.
By Michael Connelly. 2006
A serial killer makes a deal and confesses to the 1993 murder of Marie Gesto--a case that has haunted detective… Harry Bosch for thirteen years. Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling discover a missed clue from the original crime scene and a possible conspiracy. Bestseller. Sequel to "The closers", followed by "The overlook". 2006.
By David Guterson. 1999
Retired heart surgeon Ben Givens has just a few months to live. He sets out across the Cascade Mountains with… his dogs, ostensibly for a hunting trip, though he plans to commit suicide and disguise it as an accident. The trip soon becomes a journey of memories of his childhood, his war experiences and his love for his dead wife. Then, a series of chance encounters draws him into other people's problems and eventually to a decision that leads him home. Bestseller. 1999.
By Jonathan Kellerman. 2000
Los Angeles detective Milo Sturgis seeks help from psychologist Alex Delaware when a doctor who is known for mercy killing… is murdered in his "suicide van." Suspects include the relatives of his victims and his own son. Bestseller. 2000.
By V. C Andrews. 1993
Lillian Booth spends her childhood tormented by her evil sister Emily. Lillian finds solace in her invalid younger sister, her… flighty mother, and her friend Niles. But she cannot ignore what Emily has cruelly told her--that she is actually the daughter of Emily's dead aunt, and that she has brought bad luck to the family. Bestseller. Followed by "Dawn". 1993. (Cutler family ; 1)
By Clive Cussler. 1990
Dirk Pitt, whose most recent adventure was "Treasure", is back, this time battling a Japanese crime cartel. Pitt is searching… the ocean bottom for a lost atomic bomb - a relic of World War II. Meanwhile, topside, the cartel, from its secret "Dragon Center," is smuggling atomic bombs into the United States. Can Pitt save the world from atomic destruction? Bestseller. Followed by "Sahara". 1990. (Dirk Pitt novel ; 10)
By V. C Andrews. 1986
Beautiful Heaven Leigh Casteel is rescued from poverty by her grandparents in Boston. Her new idyllic life slowly crumbles as… Heaven recognizes the hostility that her grandparents are suppressing. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Sequel to "Heaven". Followed by "Fallen hearts". Bestseller. 1986. (Casteel family ; 2)
By Dan Brown. 2001
Just as NASA is targeted by presidential candidate Senator Sedgewick Sexton's budget investigations, the agency makes an astonishing discovery in… the arctic ice. In verifying the news, White House intelligence liaison Rachel Sexton, the senator's daughter, uncovers evidence of scientific trickery. Bestseller. 2001.
By Jack Higgins. 1996
Ten years ago, IRA terrorist Sean Dillon, now a British secret agent, was involved in an ill-fated plot to steal… gold bullion to send to Ulster. Now, governments, terrorists, and the Mafia are all interested in the bullion, which was lost at sea. Dillon finds himself the target of some deadly operatives as he races against time to recover it. Sequel to "Angel of Death". Bestseller. 1996.
By Dean R Koontz. 1993
Detectives Harry Lyon and Connie Gulliver, who are on a mission to fight corruption, encounter a respectable-looking man who enters… a diner and suddenly peppers the room with bullets. While investigating, Harry is approached by a strange man who predicts Harry and others will be dead by dawn. Harry begins to wonder if he is dealing with a case of possession. Bestseller. 1993.
By Jacqueline Briskin. 1987
Alyssia Del Mar gets a break when, at 15, she marries into a powerful Hollywood family. Though she weds novelist… Barry Cordiner, it is his brother with whom she falls in love. Bestseller. 1987.
By Christina Schwarz. 2000
In March 1919, nurse Amanda Starkey, seeking refuge, returns to her family home to live with her younger sister Mathilda… and Mathilda's three-year-old child, Ruth. Within a year, Mathilda is dead and Amanda is raising Ruth as her own. But both Amanda and Ruth are hiding memories of the night Mathilda died. Bestseller. 2000.
By Diana Gabaldon. 2001
1968. Frank Randall is dead, and Claire, with her daughter Brianna, returns to the Highlands where Claire hopes to establish… contact with her eighteenth-century husband, Jamie Fraser. When Claire steps into the stone circle, she is transported to Jamie's time and will endure rape, a miscarriage, flight to France, and the possibility of another pregnancy. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Sequel to "Outlander" (DC21786). Followed by “Voyager”. Bestseller. 2001, c1992.