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By Charlie Donlea. 2017
Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When… they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. 2017.
By Barnabas Miller. 2016
With no memory of a long ago traumatic night, a seventeen-year-old aspiring documentary maker uses her camera to keep the… world at a safe distance, but her latest subject, a forlorn and mysterious boy, sends her into a perilous, mind-bending journey. For senior high readers. 2016.
By Lawrence Block. 2015
Cashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing… jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who’s looking to get rid of her husband. But when he sees the wife, when he looks into her deep blue eyes, he falls – and falls hard. Soon he’s working with her, against his employer, plotting a devious plan that could get her free from her husband and put millions in her bank account. But can they do it without landing in jail? 2015.
By Todd Moss. 2014
The Golden Hour: in international politics, the hundred hours following a coup, when there is still a chance that diplomacy,… a secret back channel, military action - something - might reverse the chain of events. When Judd Ryker is appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, he figures he has a mandate to help the United States respond more quickly to foreign crises, but he hasn't reckoned with the intense State, Defense, Pentagon, White House, and CIA infighting and turf battles he would face. Then comes the coup in Mali. It is his chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works - but in the real world, those hours move very, very quickly indeed, and include things he'd never even imagined. 2014.
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 A. R Torre. 2014
What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl's life… depends on you venturing into society? Followed by "Do not disturb". 2014.
By David Rotenberg. 2014
Decker Roberts was born with a gift: he always knows when you’re telling the truth. Over time, however, that gift… has become a burden. Struggling to find his way, Decker has retreated into isolation in Namibia. But a man like Decker can only live off the grid for so long before someone comes looking. When Decker’s estranged son, Seth, is kidnapped, it sets in motion a chain of events as unstoppable as it is mysterious. Yslan Hicks of the NSA desperately needs to find Seth and Decker, so he turns to Decker’s old friends for help. Soon they find themselves confronting an ancient conspiracy as they are inescapably drawn towards a conclusion that will change both themselves and the world around them. Sequel to "A murder of crows". 2014.
By Corban Addison. 2014
A young American lawyer and a Zambian police officer work together to uncover the identity of a young Zambian girl… who has been brutally assaulted, and find out the person who is behind the crime. 2014.
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 Kent Harrington. 2008
Mexico City. Dr. Collin Reeves has found a semi-comfortable niche performing occasional chores for the CIA, acting as a go… to doctor for the U.S. embassy when American tourists need medical attention, and pursuing his avocation of painting. When CIA veterans Alex Law and Butch Nickels get wind of a possible terrorist bombing plot, they use any means to extract information that might prevent it. Reeves, pressed to keep alive suspects who are being tortured, faces both a moral dilemma and personal danger. Some strong language, some descriptions of violence, and some descriptions of sex. c2008.
By Julie Lawson. 2000
When Ashley's famous aunt sends her the family goldstone necklace for a birthday present, Ashley is thrilled. She discovers that… if she sleeps while wearing it, she dreams of the future. However, Ashley finds one particular dream disturbing. It is of a boy named Jonathan, whom she sees not only in her dreams, but in real life as well. The dreams grow more frightening until finally, an avalanche brings her face to face with the boy ghost, who has transcended the bounds of time to recover the goldstone and return its magic to the mountain where it was crafted. Grades 5-8. 2000.
By Eric Wilson. 1981
By John Sandford. 2000
When Davenport is called to the white-stuccoed house, after the party, he knows it's for no usual case. But even… he cannot suspect the earth tremors he is about to feel, when an old lover comes back into his life, whose own secrets may turn out to be the most dangerous ones of all. Sequel to “Certain prey”, followed by “Chosen prey”. 2000.
By Roy MacGregor. 2001
By Anne Perry. 2003
The night Victorian railroad magnate Nolan Baltimore is murdered, three prostitutes are brought to Hester Monk’s clinic for emergency treatment.… Later, Hester’s detective husband, William, is hired by Katrina Harcus to investigate her fiancé, another railway executive. As the two cases gradually come together, Monk’s long-term amnesia begins to fade. Sequel to "Funeral in blue". Followed by "The shifting tide". 2003. (William Monk and Hester Latterly mysteries ; 13)
By P. D James. 2002
The story is set in an Anglican theological college on a desolate stretch of the East Anglian coast. When the… body of one of the students is found on the shore, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Dalgiesh has visited St Anselm's in his boyhood and, as he is due for a holiday, agrees to pay a visit. As the weekend brings another murder, Dalgliesh soon finds himself embroiled in one of the most horrific and puzzling cases of his career. 2002.
By Veronica Stallwood. 1994
Feisty novelist Kate Ivory enjoys her early morning run with the (mainly) women's jogging group. It gets her away from… the word processor and she hears all the local gossip. This morning, as the group runs by the Isis, Rose tells how her husband walked out on her, taking the valuable enamel mourning-boxes given to her by her grandmother, who is coming to visit. The group plans to steal the boxes back again. How could they guess that their amateurish raid would provide the cover for a far more sinister crime? Followed by "Oxford exit" (DC31795). 1994. (Kate Ivory mysteries ; 1)
By John Francome. 1993
When an influential corpse is found in a horse box at Newbury races, a cloud of corruption, suspicion and violence… threatens to overwhelm the National Hunt season. James Thackeray, racing journalist and amateur jockey, has every reason to turn detective. But it is only a matter of time before the villains find him. 1993.
By John Francome, James MacGregor. 1988
When Victoria Pryde opens her paper and reads that a horse called Mr Pryde is dead, she hopes that it's… just a sick joke, but she has a nasty feeling that it's true. Her husband, Edward, has been missing for two weeks. A fast-paced thriller with two bloody murders and courtroom tension added to the breakneck excitement of the Gold Cup. 1988.
By P. J Tracy. 2005
Monkeewrench founders Grace MacBride and Annie Belinsky, along with Deputy Sharon Mueller, are driving from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin,… where they believe a new serial killer is just warming up, when their car breaks down, deep in the northern woods, far away from civilization and cell towers. A walk through the forest leads them to the crossroads town of Four Corners, where they had hoped to find a landline and a mechanic, but instead find absolutely nothing. 2005.