K Is For Killer
From Publishers Weekly
The 11th adventure of Santa Teresa, Calif., PI Kinsey Milhone has a dark tone-due in great part to Kinsey's working this case mostly at night. Kinsey agrees to look into the 10-month-old death of Lorna Kepler, a young woman whose decomposed body was discovered in her cabin so long after death that it was impossible to determine the cause. Kinsey's client, Lorna's mother, who works the night shift in a 24-hour diner, suspects murder. So does Kinsey, especially after investigating Lorna's effects and her considerable assets, some unaccounted-for. An anonymously delivered pornographic tape adds to the emerging portrait of the dead woman as an intriguingly self-sufficient, ambitious woman of the evening. In nighttime forays, Kinsey talks to an all-night deejay whom Lorna often visited at his studio; she meets-and befriends-a prostitute who occasionally teamed up with Lorna to party with clients. She also investigates the victim's day job as a part-time receptionist for the water district, where a high-stakes development project is currently raising tempers. A host of suspects includes a porn filmmaker in San Francisco, members of Lorna's family, her landlord, the water district employees and even a smooth-dressing cop, whom Kinsey talks to at night. But lack of sleep dulls Kinsey's perceptions and it takes two more deaths and the surprise appearance of a deus ex limousine to lead her to a solution. Even sleep-deprived, Kinsey shows spunk and appeal, but she is not at her sharpest here. 600,000 first printing; author tour.
Do wybrzeży Stanów Zjednoczonych zbliża się statek z nielegalnymi chińskimi imigrantami na pokładzie.
Przemytem tych ludzi kieruje nieuchwytny Kwang Ang, poszukiwany przez policję wielu krajów. Okręt tonie niedaleko brzegu, ale części imigrantów udaje się dotrzeć do lądu. Kwang Ang znika w Nowym Jorku, a Lincoln Rhyme zostaje poproszony o pomoc w poszukiwaniach przestępcy, który nie zawaha się przed zgładzeniem każdego, kto mógłby go zidentyfikować. Wszystkim ocalałym z katastrofy Chińczykom grozi śmierć. Rhyme musi ująć mordercę, zanim ten do nich dotrze.
Agentka FBI, Rachel Walling, dostaje w końcu wiadomość, której obawiała się przez lata – dowiaduje się, że Poeta powrócił. Wiele lat temu pracowała nad tą słynną sprawą, ścigając seryjnego mordercę wplatającego w swe ohydne zbrodnie fragmenty wierszy. Rachel nigdy nie zapomniała Roberta Backusa, zabójcy, który nazywał siebie Poetą – i najwidoczniej on również jej nie zapomniał.
U Harry'ego Boscha również dzwoni telefon. Emerytowany detektyw z policji Los Angeles dowiaduje się od żony dawnego przyjaciela o jego śmierci. Jej przyczyna wydaje się naturalna, lecz przyjaciel miał związek ze sprawą Poety – Harry rozpoczyna więc dogłębne poszukiwania – i wplątuje się przez to w niesamowitą, przerażającą aferę.
Właśnie tak rozpoczyna się najbardziej wciągająca, przejmująca i mistrzowsko napisana ze wszystkich powieści Michaela Connelly'ego. W „Kanale” Harry Bosch sprzymierza się z Rachel Walling, przeciwko FBI; razem podążają tropem najbardziej okrutnego i inteligentnego z morderców jakiego widziało Los Angeles. W pełnym napięcia, ekscytującym pościgu za rozwiązaniem zagadki, Harry Bosch trafia w surowy krajobraz pustyni Mojave, na pełen blasku bulwar Las Vegas, w mroczne zakamarki Los Angeles. Jednocześnie musi odnaleźć się w swej nowej roli, jako ojciec kilkuletniej córki, pogodzić największą miłość swego życia z poczuciem obowiązku i swą głęboką świadomością istnienia zła. Ta niezwykle dramatyczna i wstrząsająca powieść sprawi, że czytelnicy Michaela Connelly'ego z niecierpliwością czekać będą na następny utwór tego jednego z najlepszych amerykańskich pisarzy.
Historia prawdziwie przerażająca, w stylu Thomasa Harrisa, a to wielka pochwała. – Stephen King
W Edynburgu zaginęła studentka… Tyle że nie jakaś tam, a córka niezwykle zamożnego i wielce wpływowego bankiera. Brak wszelkich śladów, a detektyw inspektor John Rebus nabiera przeświadczenia, iż chodzi tu o coś więcej niźli tylko wyskok zbuntowanej smarkuli, której do głowy uderzyły pieniądze tatusia i nie tylko. Pojawiają się dwa tropy: drewniana laleczka w piętnastocentymetrowej trumience, którą ktoś podrzucił nad brzegiem strumienia i interaktywna gra internetowa, którą zarządza tajemniczy cybernetyczny guru. Dramatyczne zdarzenia i zawzięty upór detektywa, który woli słuchać starych longplayów niż plików MP3 powodują, że historia i współczesność zaczynają się z sobą mieszać i wzajemnie przenikać.
Keeper of the Keys
The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Nina Reilly series returns with a bold and gripping new work, a masterful stand-alone that will delight devoted fans – and garner legions of new ones. This haunting and original tale of love, obsession, and the secrets that we keep – especially from ourselves – begins with a sudden, inexplicable vanishing.
For ambitious, troubled architect Ray Jackson, the questions start one sultry California summer night when his wife, Leigh, disappears. No phone call, no ransom note, no body to reveal whether she has left of her own accord and is alive, or is dead. Although it's clear they had a passionate, close relationship, Ray Jackson is not looking for his wife. Why?
Enter Kathleen, old friend of Leigh's, who shows up demanding answers. Ray wants answers, too, but his questions seem strange and shady to Kat.
Suspected by his wife's best friend and the police, Ray launches a desperate, alarming search of his own. Using a collection of keys he has hoarded since he was a boy – keys to homes he once lived in – Ray invades each house, one by one.
Will he unlock secrets from his past that will help him make sense of a life that appears to be disintegrating? Or will he expose chilling secrets that may have scarred him past redemption?
Kat can't figure him out. Still, hoping to find answers to her own gnawing, emotional questions, she throws in her lot with him, at times terrified he killed her friend, and at other times convinced he's an innocent man.
Past and present collide as the deceits and subterfuges are exposed, and Ray Jackson is confronted with the most agonizing decision of his life – to face his own violence-laden past, acting to prevent another murder – or not. His choice will leave nothing and no one the same.
Kate Brannigan, feisty Manchester-based PI, is back, investigating the bizarre case of the missing conservatories. Before Long she's up to her neck in crooked land deals, mortgage scams, financial chicanery – and murder. But when a favour for a friend puts Kate's own life in danger, bizarre is not the first word she thinks of…
When Irene Kelly's articles profiling missing children run in the Las Piernas Express, she anticipates the renewed public interest and the deluge of phone tips and remembered clues; she even anticipates the renewed pain of the anguished parents. What she doesn't expect is that the articles will set off a murderous chain reaction – and put her life in peril.
Perhaps one of the more tragic disappearances in recent Las Piernas history was that of Jenny Fletcher, just shy of her fourth birthday. The body of Jenny's father, Richard, a graphic artist, was found bludgeoned in his studio; hours later Jenny's stepbrother Mason was apprehended with the murder weapon and bloody clothing in his car. But little Jenny was never found. As the years pass, everyone assumes Jenny is dead. Everyone except her brother Caleb, who not only believes Jenny survived but steadfastly believes in Mason's innocence.
Caleb, now a graduate student studying with forensic anthropologist Ben Sheridan, works on cases for the Las Piernas Police Department. When bones are discovered at the old Sheffield estate just days after the missing-children articles appear, Caleb finds himself drawn into a case that threatens to bring personal tragedies back to the present. He has a fierce ally in reporter Irene Kelly, who will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries of his father's murder and his sister's disappearance.
Kill Alex Cross
The President’s children have been kidnapped. The water supply for Washington DC has been poisoned. Alex Cross is on both cases.
Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he’s ever been part of. The President’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school — an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn’t want Cross too close.
A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat-out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes Cross completely over the edge.
With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. But even the highest security clearance doesn’t get him any closer to the kidnapper — and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes in.
|Patterson James||Alex Cross|
|Kill Decision||Suarez Daniel|
Kill for Me
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers another pulse-pounding suspense novel that ties into SCREAM FOR ME.
Five teenage girls have been murdered. One survived, and only she can reveal the secrets of a disturbing ring of people who kidnap and sell teenage girls on the black market. But those responsible for the crimes will do whatever it takes to maintain her silence.
Susannah Vartanian and Luke Papadopoulos have both sworn to stop the murderers for their own reasons. Susannah, the sister of the hero in SCREAM FOR ME, suffers from a mysterious past that is connected to the sinister black market. Luke is an investigative agent and a computer expert who refuses to let another child predator get away.
Susannah and Luke are instantly attracted to each other, but their troubled pasts prevent them from immediately acting upon their feelings. The case will lead them to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where anyone can mask their identity. As Susannah and Luke draw closer to the criminals, they discover a chain of deception so intricate they don't know who to trust. Susannah and Luke find comfort in one another's arms, but the killers are ruthless and determined, and will take extreme measures to insure their anonymity and keep their business intact.
|Kill Her Again||Browne Robert Gregory|
|Kill Me If You Can||Patterson James, Karp Marshall|
What do you do when the power goes off?
A terrorist group has acquired one hundred E-bombs. Each bomb's electromagnetic pulse is powerful enough to blow out all power and all technology from a major city. The terrorists plan to hit one hundred American cities in a campaign of destruction. Word has gotten out about the coming blackout and gangs, criminals and terrorist strike teams are poised to attack when the lights go out.
Joe Ledger knows how to stop them. He has the names, locations, abort codes. But a targeted EMP weapon kills the electronics aboard his plane. Joe crashes in the deepest and most remote part of the vast rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. Joe and his combat dog, Ghost, survive the crash — but they are lost in the wilderness with no weapons and no way to get the information to the authorities.
Time is running out. And Joe is being hunted by a terrifying new kind of assassin. A team of remote viewers have the ability to take over any person and turn ordinary citizens into killers.
Joe and Ghost may have to kill the innocent in order to save the entire country from falling during a night of darkness and mass murder.
|Maberry Jonathan||Joe Ledger|
Kill Them All
Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he’s on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become…and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.
When Matt wanders into a struggling Nevada tourist trap recreation of an “old west” town, he’s unaware that he’s being trailed by a Special Ops team of professional mercenaries hired by a University desperate to unlock the secret behind his resurrection…and that he’s put everyone around him in dire jeopardy. The mercenaries have no intention of letting Matt escape…or letting any witnesses survive. Matt finds himself in a deadly bind. Somehow he must rally the peaceful citizens into defending themselves against the sadistic, well-armed mercenaries… or sacrifice himself to save them from certain death.
|Kill You Last||Strasser Todd|
An American general is captured in the Middle East by terrorists who threaten to behead him within days. One strange fact: moments before he is rendered unconscious during the attack, the general notices that his captors speak American English. What's going on?
Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson, a top Marine sniper, is vacationing on a yacht in the Mediterranean when he receives orders to mount a top secret mission to rescue the general. But as the Marines prepare to land in the Syrian desert, they fall victim to a terrible accident. Swanson, the only survivor, then discovers they were also flying into an ambush. How did the enemy have details of a mission known only to a few top American government officials?
Swanson takes off across the desert alone to find the captured general and realizes he is fighting a particularly ruthless and dangerous enemy: American mercenaries working for a very-high-level group of U.S. officials with ties to the White House itself, part of a clandestine conspiracy whose hidden goal is nothing less than total control of the American military. Their sworn enemy is the captured general whose fate now rests in Swanson's hands.
Filled with the kind of action that author Jack Coughlin lived during his career as a Marine sniper, Kill Zone marks the debut of an extraordinary new series.
|Coughlin Jack, Davis Donald A|
|Killer||Zeltserman Dave||Badass Gets Out of Jail|
|Killer Elite||Fiennes Ranulph|
|Killer Flies||Hicks William D|