Author: Ryan David Jahn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
It wasn't every day you had the chance to track down the man who'd killed your mother. In 1964, Andrew Combs' mother is killed in front of him. His father Harry vanishes soon afterwards. Twenty-six years later Andrew wants revenge. There's only one way he can let go of his past and become the man he wants to be: track down and kill his mother's murderer. His father. But while Andrew thinks he knows what happened all those years ago, the truth is far darker. For Harry Combs turns out to be a man of many secrets. As shadowy figures from Harry's past threaten his life, and Andrew inches closer to killing him, the two men find themselves playing a very dangerous game of life and death. And only one of them can survive. A brilliant thriller with the pace and tension of Mark Billingham and the laconic style of Ramond Chandler.
Lyn didn't spend too much time at home, which more often than not was empty,
what with Hugh being the only child, and John spending so much of his time
staying over at his Gentleman's Club in London. But she answered the door that ...
Author: Geoffrey Gilson
An explosive tale of suspense and drama, as the author dodges bullets, the CIA and a crazy Israeli Intelligence agent, in his real-life, rollercoaster quest to hunt down the key to the deep, dark secret which will rock the governments of both Great Britain and the United States, and trigger the political scandal of the century.
With a twinkle in her eye, a gentle hand ruffled my short blond strands. “It's fine
though. I can teach you how to embroider. My name is Mia, what is yours?” “Titus.
Titus Crowley.” My hand went to touch my head where she had patted me.
Author: Destiny Aitsuji
Publisher: Destiny Aitsuji
Many galaxies away on a frigid planet called Spxtro, humans are nearly extinct. It is up to the survivors of The Great Combustion to build a new society. 800 years later, under the rule of a corrupt Parliament, humanity is once again divided. The rich lived in the Inner City while the poor lived in the Slums where supplies were scarce. Out of curiosity and mischief, Titus sneaks out of the Academy and the Inner City to visit the Slums. There he met a former hitman who taught him the way of the Slums. When Mia Elliot's body turned up in the wastelands near the Slums, Titus vows to find and punish the ones responsible for her gruesome death. Some digging revealed the Parliament's involvement and human experimentation. Can Titus bring down the corrupted Parliament and free Luna from the system?
A gentle cough broke the silence, followed by another. The minutes clicked by. It
seemed like they had been there an age. Several times Wheeland fidgeted with
something in his pocket or adjusted his position. Stratton looked around at him.
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.
... by time —the gentle erosion of mortar channels, edges nicked by handcarts,
stains from spilled wine. These would come in due course. He bent down with his
hammer and chisel and made his mark next to another, an artisan's signature that
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.
His words carried ire, but his eyes carried a gentle entreaty: Don't urge me to go!
Caroline sighed, a sound interrupted by a gasp. She pulled John nearer and
whispered in his ear. “Please calm down. It's harder for me to cope when you're ...
Author: D. C. Shaftoe
MI-5 agent John Brock is back in this explosive thriller that pits him against a ruthless enemy from the past. Using his cunning, expertise, and international contacts, Brock, head of counterterrorism for Great Britain's secret service, uncovers a trail of industrial espionage that leads from Beijing to Mumbai and, finally, to an international summit in Vancouver. But Brock's pursuit of the nations' enemies is disrupted by a threat to his own life-and his wife's. Stalked by danger, Brock is ruthlessly pursued across the globe by a band of assassins hired by an unknown adversary. Someone on his long list of enemies wants him dead; Brock seeks clues to his nemesis in India, Norway, and even South Korea. Brock risks everything to protect his beloved wife from the demons of his past. But when she falls victim to his enemy, will Brock be able to save her or will the assassin's trap end it all? From the dark streets of London to the backwater villages of South Korea, Assassin's Trap delivers a fast-paced, gripping story of one man's fight to protect the woman he loves.
The rocky shore called to me, the gentle waves whispering with the tide without a
care, the cool breeze, the salt air. I stumbled down the hall, not anything like a
graceful spy maneuvering in and out from her mission. So many thoughts
Author: Laura Pauling
Publisher: Redpoint Press
Heart of an Assassin is Book 2 in the Circle of Spies Series. A Spy Like Me is Book 1. Secrets can be deadly. In Paris, Savvy fell for Malcolm, the hot assassin, before her mom whisked her away. In Greece, Savvy meets up with him in the most awkward reunion ever…and almost gets him killed. Fail one. Her mom gives her one easy spy mission, one chance to prove she’s ready, except she breaks the rules - for good reason, of course - and the mission implodes. Fail two. To prove her worth, Savvy lies to her mom and boyfriend and strikes a dangerous deal with Malcolm’s family. All that seems trivial when an enemy threatens both families. Savvy has one last chance. She must convince their families to work together and infiltrate this unseen foe in her most dangerous mission yet. But nothing can prepare her for the sacrifice she’ll have to make. One that might tear her and Malcolm apart forever. romantic suspense, espionage, women sleuths, mystery, Greece, action/adventure Also by Laura Pauling A Spy Like Me (Book 1) Heart of an Assassin (Book 2) Twist of Fate (Book 3) Vanishing Point (Book 4) A Royal Con (Book 5) A Princess Con (Book 6) Fall 2017!
Two young women were talking over a loom, and in the far corner a lad not much
older than I was rocking to the gentle pace of a spinningwheel. I had no doubt
that the woman with her broad back to me was Mistress Hasty. The two young ...
Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The complete Farseer Trilogy by international bestselling author Robin Hobb. ‘In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ George R. R. Martin
Without the enterprise of Eleanor, and with none of Henry's command, she had a
gentle charm all her own. An intimacy grew between them all that allowed the
Princess to discard royal aloofness and be light—hearted in their company. Ulf
Author: Ariana Franklin
Publisher: Random House
Adelia Aguilar is to accompany 10-year-old Princess Joanna on her thousand-mile journey to marry the King of Sicily. They must take with them the legendary sword Excalibur. And so Adelia sets sail with the golden princess and her lavish procession of nobles, musicians, servants, laundresses, grooms, luggage and treasure. But when members of the procession begin to die and it looks as though Adelia is to blame, there are dangerous accusations of witchcraft. Meanwhile one traveller, armed with a brilliant disguise and a personal vendetta, has been watching Adelia all too closely. He wants Adelia dead . . . but he wants her to suffer first.
A gentle birdcall that blended in with the night sounds of the forest answered her.
Melisande knew immediately it was the response of the Invoker, and was
reassured, but still she leaned forward in the saddle and peered into the growing
Author: Elizabeth Haydon
Publisher: Tor Books
The Assassin King opens at winter's end with the arrival by sea of a mysterious hunter, a man of ancient race and purpose, who endlessly chants the names of the pantheon of demons that are his intended victims, as well as one other: Ysk, the original name of the Brother, now known as Achmed, the Assassin King of Ylorc. At the same moment of this portentous arrival, two gatherings of great import are taking place. The first is a convocation of dragons, who gather in a primeval forest glade--the site of the horrific ending of Llauron, one of the last of their kind. They mourn not only his irrevocable death, but the loss of the lore and control over the Earth itself that it represents. The ancient wyrms are terrified for what will come as a result of this loss. The second gathering is a council of war held in the depths of the keep of Haguefort: Ashe and Rhapsody, rulers of the alliance that protects the Middle Continent; Gwydion, the new Duke of Navarne; Anborn, the Lord Marshall; Achmed, the King of Ylorc, and Grunthor, his Sergeant-Major. Each brings news that form the pieces of a great puzzle. And as each piece is added it becomes quite clear: War is coming, the likes of which the world has never known. Cataclysm, both large and small, await in this sixth volume of the USA Today bestselling fantasy series, The Symphony of Ages. A twisting, fast-moving tale, The Assassin King promises endless surprises--most of which lead to pain. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
... chances of stopping any of them. "Were you looking for me?" asked Meg as
she put a gentle hand on Harvath's shoulder and sat down next to him,
interrupting his thoughts. She was wearing a gray T-shirt with PATH OF TNE
Author: Brad Thor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Seeking to capture the people responsible for a plot to kidnap the president, Secret Service agent Scot Harvath follows a series of clues that point to the world's most ruthless terrorist and enlists the aid of a beautiful hijacking survivor who knows what the terrorist looks like. Reissue.
It was not a gentle nor necessarily chivalrous occupation. A local woman
appeared at the camp and complained to Butterfield that she “had been robbed
of her all by some of the men.” Further, she told Butterfield, she could identify
Author: Scott Martelle
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett. The killing of Booth made Corbett an instant celebrity who became the object of fascination and of derision. Corbett was an English immigrant, a hatter by trade, who was likely poisoned by mercury. A devout Christian, he castrated himself so that his sexual urges would not distract him from serving God, which he did as a street evangelist and preacher. He was one of the first volunteers to join the US Army in the first days of the Civil War, a path that would in time land him in the notorious Andersonville prison camp. Eventually released in a prisoner exchange, he would end up in the squadron that cornered Booth in Virginia. The Madman and the Assassin is the first full-length biography of Boston Corbett, a man who was something of a prototypical modern American, thrust into the spotlight during a national news event. His story also encompasses tragedy—his wife died when he was young, and he struggled with poverty and his own mental health—as it weaves through some of the biggest events in nineteenth century America. Scott Martelle is a professional journalist and the author of The Admiral and the Ambassador, and Detroit: A Biography, and is an editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times.
Jesus might be the gentle son of god spreading the wealth and healing the sick.
Or he could be an intolerant fucker, good with a knife. Gallio would be happier
with a scientific method for confirming the identification. “We should send the
Author: Richard Beard
Publisher: Random House
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE A charismatic cult leader is dead. One by one his followers are being assassinated. Enter Gallio. Gallio does counter-insurgency. But the theft of a body he’s supposed to be guarding ruins his career. Years later, the file is reopened when a second body appears. Gallio is called back by headquarters and ordered to track down everyone involved the first time round. The only problem is they keep dying, in ever more grotesque and violent ways. How can Gallio stay ahead of the game when the game keeps changing?
Astastoodalone at theedge ofthe fjord,listening to the distant chimes of the
Woodsman's Belland, closer, the gentle lappingof the water. Shehad notslept
well – thoughts ofwhat shehad overheard theday before and anticipation of her
Author: Justin Somper
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the epic second book in the ALLIES & ASSASSINS sequence, Prince Jared is under attack from enemies on all sides... In seven days, the princedom of Archenfield will be invaded by its deadly rival - Paddenburg. Prince Jared determines to cross the borders and, in a race against time, recruit what strategic alliances he can. As the Prince and his team rides out, his cousin Axel Blaxland launches his own bid for the throne. Each member of the Council of Twelve falls prey to persuasion and manipulation as dangerous secrets and rivalries begin to emerge. Asta Peck, newest member of the Twelve, finds herself plunged into the dark heart of court politics and conspiracy. Identifying her own allies, she resolves to fight on Prince Jared's behalf until he is able to return home to defend himself. In a game of power, only the strongest will survive. Welcome back to Archenfield. Trust no-one.
Avoid others who might be whispering about him, and privately gloating about his
impending downfall There came a gentle knock on the closed door of his office,
breaking Jack from his dark contemplations. Joy, his secretary, popped her ...
Author: Tara Moss
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
'A fantastic end to a truly thrilling series' Woman's Day How far would you go for revenge? For survival? Former model turned forensic psychologist and PI Makedde Vanderwall is missing, presumed dead in Paris. By hiring a hit man to kill her, the powerful and corrupt Cavanagh family aimed to silence her for good. But after narrowly escaping death, Mak has taken over her would-be killer's world. She is very much alive. And transformed ... Back in Sydney Mak's former flame, criminal profiler Andy Flynn is on the trail of a vicious rapist and murderer with possible ties to the infamous 'Stiletto Killer'. He may have struck before and will certainly do so again. And while Andy struggles to cope in a world without Mak, little does he realise she is on her way back. And this time she's ready to make her own justice.
Scientific advances and technical ingenuity are of no avail as tools of escape
from time, according to Ballard's fiction, nor can they help to mitigate the loss and
death attendant upon our captivity in time. In "The Gentle Assassin"7 a man
Author: Gregory Stephenson
The author of Empire of the Sun and other acclaimed novels and stories, British writer J. G. Ballard is here given a penetrating analysis, his work being explored in terms of its internal coherence, thematic continuity and development, and mythic and metaphysical aspects. Ballard's fiction is widely considered to be a critique of our secular, rational, technological culture, but the writer is shown not to be fatalistic, but, rather, concerned with the redemption and regeneration of the human psyche. This study examines Ballard's output over four decades and compares him to several British and American writers of the post-World War II era--within and beyond the often too-rigidly applied categorization of science fiction, as well as to Romantic visionaries of the past.
I had helped to kidnap the president, a fine, gentle man who had been nothing
but kind to me. I had also turned my back on my best friend. I did not ask myself
why I had done such terrible things. I knew the answer. I had fallen completely ...
Author: Anna Myers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Bella isn't evil. But even people with good intentions can end up doing bad things. Especially when they meet people with the power to persuade them to do almost anything, like John Wilkes Booth-the most charismatic and famous actor of his time. So when Booth sets his sights on Bella, an assistant seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln, to help with his plot to kidnap President Lincoln, he is able to persuade her to betray her president and even turn her back on the boy she has loved her entire life. Bella believes Booth is only trying to force the North to release Southern war prisoners, and will not harm her dear friend Mr. Lincoln. But the kidnapping plot fails, and now Booth will stop at nothing--even if it means harming Bella in the process. Anna Myers has crafted a provocative new look at the Lincoln assassination through the eyes of both a young White House insider and the assassin himself. An author's note provides the historical background to this tragic event.