'Quirk has earned his spot in the front ranks of thriller writers.
Author: Matthew Quirk
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
'Quirk has earned his spot in the front ranks of thriller writers. Opens with a bang and keeps exploding for three hundred pages' DAVID BALDACCI Think like a killer. Act like a hero His job is to protect them. As a secret service agent, Nick Averose spent a decade guarding the most powerful people in the US. Now, he's a mock killer, testing the security around the highest officials to find vulnerabilities, before America's enemies can. But now someone's out to get him. Nick's latest assignment leads him to the home of a former CIA director. But when he breaches the director's study, Nick is entangled in a vicious crime. One that will shake Washington to its foundations. He's the perfect scapegoat. Nick needs to find out who is framing him for the crime and why. If he can't uncover the truth, a dark conspiracy will consume him and everyone else within the Oval Office...
Remember, I'm your friend.” “That's what Benedict Arnold told George
Washington,” Caine replied. “Now just wait one damn minute, Johnny boy. You're
the assassin, not me. You're the one who murdered Mengele for money—and the
Author: Andrew Kaplan
Publisher: Open Road Media
To prevent the rebirth of the Nazi regime, an ex-CIA agent turns SS hunter in this thriller of deception, buried history, and a far-reaching conspiracy. In the hell of Auschwitz, the devil was named Mengele. His atrocities were unspeakable, and among his victims were the wife and child of a man named Wasserman, who was forced to watch them die. Mengele survived the war, disappearing into hiding in South America, and Wasserman ran too—fleeing to the United States to make a fortune as a Hollywood porn king. Now he is dying of cancer, but before he goes, he wants Mengele dead. To see the Angel of Death hunted down and killed, Wasserman recruits former Vietnam vet and ex-CIA agent John Caine. Caine’s journey into the heart of darkness takes him from a neo-Nazi Odessa network in Paraguay to Jerusalem to a sinister cadre in Vienna and finally to the South American jungles. It is here, deep in the Amazon, that Caine believes he’s met his match—a doctor revered by the headhunting natives, and determined to keep his isolated clinic a secret from the civilized world. But Caine’s mission is only beginning. The victim of a shocking deception, he’ll soon be the hunted, as an unwitting key player in one of the greatest conspiracies of our time. From a master of the spy thriller, the author of the award-winning novels based on the Showtime series Homeland: Carrie’s Run and Homeland: Saul’s Game, this is a tale of twists and vengeance that’s “like a ride on the Magic Mountain rollercoaster” (Los Angeles Times).
the assassin. The killer knew he was being tracked by many eyes, eyes
belonging to thieves with similar abilities to his own. This was unexpected, but
did little to change his plans, which surprised Berett. He just planned to waste
time, kill a ...
Author: Joshua Schuler
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
An Assassin stalks the streets of Dalecrowns during a nightly time of peace called the quiet hour. His targets are guards, but will that be enough for him? Is his targets chosen by him, or is he being directed by another? Korid, Captain of the guard, pulls his remaining men together to root out the assassin. Help comes from unexpected places as the assassin continues his nightly assault and brings unwanted attention to darker corners of the city.
With a target on his head due to his work for the CIA, Victor, the ultimate killing machine, turns to a lethal assassin whose life he once saved for help in eluding a new, high-ranking U.S. intelligence official who, bent on revenge, will ...
Author: Tom Wood
Agent Antonio Alvarez has been tracking a dangerous murderer for years, a nameless hitman responsible for numerous homicides. The Agency deflected him away from his search, but he didn't give up, piecing together clues and hearsay. Now a promotion has allowed him to pursue this man with a hand-picked team and bring him to justice. Only problem is, the murderer has vanished. Thousands of miles away, the assassin known as Victor has stopped working - recently he began to care; he made mistakes. Now he has a choice: whether to give up the life or return to being a cold-hearted weapon. But there's another killer who needs his help - and she might be harder to refuse ... All while the good guys are closing in on him.
The assassin had followed this trail already, an hour earlier, but it amused him to
confirm it and to bring it up to date, with an overhead and a street-level view of
the target's unsuspecting stroll towards his hotel in Macleay Street. It amused him
Author: Ken MacLeod
There are ever so many ways to conduct a war. Only a few of them look like war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
They went up Via Cavour and were lost to sight. From there they could have gone
anywhere. She wasn't coerced. She got in willingly. Still, he'd tried to read the
license plate, but he was too high up to make it out. This had happened five
Author: Luis Miguel Rocha
Upon his coronation as Pope, Benedict XVI is given an ancient document. It is the first thing a pope reads when he is elected, and holds the Church's most cherished secret-one that it will do anything to protect. But there may be other versions. And it's up to the church's agent, Rafael, to uncover the truth.
She'd spent one day with David on a stolen sailboat, and hour by hour she had
watched him change, a year's worth of transformation lapsing before her eyes.
He'd become increasingly alert, listening and watching, expecting threats from ...
Author: Ward Larsen
Publisher: Forge Books
A high-octane thriller from Ward Larsen, the author of The Perfect Assassin. David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created. After decades of work, a brilliant scientist has taken Iran to the threshold of its dream—a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. Mossad must eliminate the man, but with a spy lurking high in its ranks there is only one option: bring back Slaton. The kidon has vowed to never kill again, but when his wife is attacked and forced to flee across Europe, events force his hand. Slaton plots to assassinate one of the most closely guarded men on earth. Success is improbable. Survival unlikely. Only when he learns the labyrinthine truth does Slaton see one high-stakes chance. A chance for an assassin's game . . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
It's said that messages travel along the line of towers at two hundred miles to the
hour!” “Oh, at the very least,” Westcott said. “I've known messages to be sent to
Plymouth and an answer received in but half an hour. Of course that is only by
Author: T.F. Banks
For twenty years, England and France have been at war. Now the war has come home… On a sunny July day in 1815, Plymouth Sound is crowded with boats vying for a view of England’s great battleship HMS Bellerophon. For aboard the vessel is the stout little Frenchman who threw the world into chaos. In London, some people clamor for Napoleon’s execution, others for his exile, and still others for a civil trial on English soil. For one humble London detective, the debate has turned deadly. Bow Street Runner Henry Morton has a murder to solve--and Napoleon himself is at the heart of the matter. The victim is a Frenchwoman, the mistress of a count. Soon Morton is racing through a demimonde of French expatriates, Bonapartists, fanatical Royalists, and one very dangerous, drunken petty crook. From an exotic London brothel to a scene of carnage on a Dartmoor farm, the detective enters a covert war over Napoleon’s fate. And amid the betrayal, deception, and murder, Morton will face a waterloo of his own.
After an hour or so he ran out of steam and called them all a bunch of faggots for
not reciprocating. Victor then proceeded to launch into a symphony of unabated
flatulence for a quarter of an hour before eventually falling into a deep, snorting ...
Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. Tensions in the Middle East are simmering when Central Intelligence Agency Director Irene Kennedy pays a visit to Syracuse University, where she hopes to recruit none other than Mitch Rapp, a student who has quickly climbed up the academic and athletic ranks. At first glance, he appears like any other smart, good-looking American college kid. Under the surface, however, a tempest rages. Nine months later, after gruelling training, Mitch finds himself in Istanbul on his first assignment. He hits his target but quickly sees, for the first time, what revenge means... The new pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times No. 1 bestselling phenomenon. Praise for the Vince Flynn series: 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times 'Flynn perfectly measures all the ingredients for a fast and furious read' Publishers Weekly 'Fast-paced and pulse-pounding' Crime and Publishing
Two-and-a-half hours out from Libyan airspace, the Gulfstream jet began to
descend and Rick Morrell called another meeting. An hour earlier he had given
Harvath, Meg, and the rest of the SAS team a full mission briefing. Morrell
Author: Brad Thor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When Brad Thor arrived on the scene with his hard-hitting debut novel, The Lions of Lucerne, he was greeted with an enthusiasm rarely seen since John le Carré's heyday. "A roller-coaster of a debut," pronounced Kyle Mills. And Nelson DeMille, the master of the genre himself, welcomed Thor as "a savvy new novelist" with a knack for action scenes that "will give the reader a case of vertigo." Now, Thor and his indomitable hero Scot Harvath are back, raising the stakes and taking on one of the world's most deadly terrorist organizations bent on stoking a global holy war of apocalyptic proportions. After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out and capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man -- the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal, who has assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America. Harvath and his CIA-led team must reach Nidal before it's too late. One problem remains -- they have no idea what the man looks like. Only one person can positively identify Harvath's quarry -- Meg Cassidy, a beautiful hijacking survivor. Together, Scot and Meg must untangle a maddening web of global intrigue stretching across four continents. From Macau, Jerusalem, and Chicago to Libya, Capri, and Rome, Harvath and Cassidy find themselves locked in a desperate race against time to sort the pieces of a deadly puzzle that will test not only their physical and mental limits, but also the growing bond they feel for each other.
He was proud of having a telephone, one of the few in Squaw Township,
although it didn't ring in the early-morning hours of Sunday, December 2, 1900.
Instead he was awakened shortly after 2 a.m. by Charlie Nicholson, who had
Author: Patricia L. Bryan
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Depicts the murder of Iowa farmer John Hossack in 1900 and the subsequent trial of his wife who was accused and found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life in prison before being released.
I told the assassin with a warm smile before turning his bones to jelly . . . a rather
painful and slow way to go. So I cast a silence spell on him so that I could go and
finish Gelden's bedtime story in quiet as it would take the assassin hours to die.
Author: Michelle Bones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Thousands of years ago in a land lost to time and since forgotten lived an immortal race of people. Destined to rule the world the immortals would be the reason for humanities downfall. Spreading greed across the globe they would corrupt all they touched. Two versions of the same tale are told within this to me, sometimes blatantly contradiction the other telling of the players involved in the destruction of their civilization. Six immortals set out across the continent in search of ancient relics of unimaginable power. Their reasons are varied from pure greed to a misguided need to do good. Some search for supremacy, others for glory. Who the heroes and villains are all depends on the perspective being told. Decide for yourself who is living in delusion and who the deceiver is. Read their stories in their own words to gain a greater understanding into the last days of the once mighty continent that was Atlantis.
“I'll see you in an hour,” he said while walking out the door. Beck was resigning
himself to his fate. There was absolutely no chance he could outdraw Brett
Owens with a bad arm. Even if his shoulder were completely healthy, Owens was
Author: Rye James
Matt Beck is a man hired to eliminate problems. One of the most known gunmen in the Arizona territory, he was not a wanted man, and he'd never done anything against the law, but nobody was more feared. But there's something different about this new job...
An hour later, they drove back to the Acme Supermarket. Her car was gone, and
so had just about everybody else. There was a uniformed cop by the shattered
plateglass window. Matt showed him his badge. “Where's the car, the victim's car
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
A political assasin is ready to make his move. The police department's only clue is a single, perfectly typed bomb threat. And worse yet, the police aren't sure they can trust their own people. In a few short days, the corruption of one cop--and the madness of an assasin--could blow the whole city sky high... From the Paperback edition.
He had heard every hour and every half hour through the night. Louis thought
about death, the utter absurdity and the complete power of it. He gave death a
face in his half-awake mind, and it came up looking like Hugh Bowes:
Author: Peter Steiner
Publisher: Minotaur Books
From the critically acclaimed author of Le Crime, published in hardcover as A French Country Murder, comes this electrifying sequel featuring former CIA operative Louis Morgon and his partner-in-crime-solving, Jean Renard, the gendarme of their small French village. Louis Morgon is living a quiet life of good food, good wine, and good friends. When his house is burglarized, he thinks nothing of it. But the burglar and the motive for the burglary are not as simple as they seem. And the consequences of the seemingly trivial break-in will lead Louis and his loved ones to the end of the earth---and quite possibly to the end of their lives.
I'd go a different way but every other route keeps us in country for at least an hour
, and we don't have that hour. I'll be straight with you. Best guess is that Iranian
military helicopters will be here in fifteen, twenty minutes—we need ten to make it
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
In ASSASSIN'S CODE, the fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger series, Joe Ledger and the DMS go on a relentless chase to stop an ancient order of killers from plunging the entire world into Holy War. When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood. Accompanied by the beautiful assassin called Violin, Joe follows a series of clues to find the Book of Shadows, which contains a horrifying truth that threatens to shatter his entire worldview. They say the truth will set you free...not this time. The secrets of the Assassin's Code will set the world ablaze.
An hour later, no one stopped Yrene Towers as she walked out of the White Pig
and never looked back. Washed and dressed in a new tunic, Celaena boarded
the ship an hour before dawn. It was her own damn fault that she felt hollow and ...
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Find out where the Throne of Glass journey began in this irresistible bind-up of all five of #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas's Assassin novellas Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassins' Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed prequel novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery . . . Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.
The attack was planned for an hour before dawn. That gave the teams ample
time to move into position. After another two hours of easy marching, Charlie
went down on one knee and gave a signal. The entire squadron halted in its line
Author: Duncan Falconer
Publisher: Hachette UK
In Afghanistan, elite operative John Stratton leads a raid on a remote compound, leaving no survivors. Days later, in London, Stratton is contacted by an old friend in military intelligence with a curious message about being hunted by an assassin. When the officer vanishes, Stratton is drawn into a desperate race to secure a missing nuclear warhead that has been stolen from the Pakistan military. Against an unknown enemy, he begins a heart-stopping search for the bomb that will take him from a Taliban hideout just a few miles outside Bagram Air Base to the crowded streets of Manhattan. A terrifying and authentic vision of the special forces world by an ex-SBS operative, this is Duncan Falconer's most gripping thriller to date.