S is for Silence
Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again.
In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband.
But for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten.
Now, thirty-four years later, she wants the solace of closure.
In S is for Silence, Kinsey Millhone's nineteenth excursion into the world of suspense and misadventure, S is for surprises as Sue Grafton takes a whole new approach to telling the tale. And S is for superb: Kinsey and Grafton at their best.
After helping Chip and Alex survive 15th century London, Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child, Andrea, face her fate. Andrea is really Virginia Dare, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jonah and Katherine are confident in their ability to help Andrea fix history, but when their journey goes dangerously awry, they realize that they may be in over their head. They've landed in the wrong time period. Andrea doesn't seem that interested in leaving the past. And even worse, it appears that someone has deliberately sabotaged their mission…
|Haddix Margaret Peterson|
Sabres in the Snow
It is winter 1943 and the once victorious armies of the Third Reich are on the retreat, burning, slaughtering and destroying everything in their path.
Under the command of Captain Josef Kleiser, an SS unit massacres the villagers of Prokev.
But seventeen-year-old Anatole Boniak survives, and taking refuge in the hills, he conceives a deep and brooding hatred for the SS Captain.
It is an obsession that will end in a violent confrontation and colour the Russian snows with the crimson stain of blood.
Sacred and Profane
While on a camping trip, Detective Peter Decker and his two young charges come across the charred remains of two teenage girls. Embroiled in a disturbing case, Decker's only unifying thread in a network of violence and corruption is the deaths of the two apparently very different young girls.
Officer Chee attempts to solve two modern murders by deciphering the sacred clown’s ancient message to the people of the Tano pueblo. An Ancient Trust is Broken. During a Tano kachina ceremony something in the antics of the dancing koshare fills the air with tension. Moments later the clown is found brutally bludgeoned in the same manner that a reservation schoolteacher was killed just days before. In true Navajo style, Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police go back to the beginning to decipher the sacred clown’s message to the people of the Tano pueblo. Amid guarded tribal secrets and crooked Indian traders, they find a trail of blood that links a runaway schoolboy, two dead bodies, and the mysterious presence of a sacred artifact.
A bone chilling, spellbinding debut novel set on a remote Shetland island where surgeon Tora Hamilton makes the gruesome discovery, deep in peat soil, of the body of a young woman, her heart brutally torn out.
|Bolton S J|
Sacrifice of One
Funded by the CIA, the covert op, a plan to rescue five American POWs in Vietnam, ended in failure. For Grant Stevens and his SEAL Team, the SAR mission was one of the most emotional they ever attempted. It would not be forgotten.
Years Later — The news hits the Agency like a bombshell. American POWs are still being held — but not in Vietnam. Is it possible they're the same five men from the failed mission? To Stevens this matters little. The men must be brought home.
Not often in his line of work does a second chance come along, but he's about to get that second chance. This time he'll make it right — even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
|Fredric Jamie||Grant Stevens|
Jest rok 1865, wojna domowa w Ameryce dobiega końca. Okręt Konfederacji, przebiwszy się przez blokadę Unii, przepada bezpowrotnie w odmętach Atlantyku.
W roku 1931 sławna Kitty Mannock chce ustanowieć kolejny światowy rekord lotniczy. Na trasie z Londynu do Cape Town znika gdzieś nad Saharą.
Rok 1966. Turysta, wędrujący po położonej na pustyni i rządzonej przez szalonego tyrana republice Mali, pada ofiarą kanibalów. Ktoś zatruwa Atlantyk, zarazki rozmnażają się z zatrważającą szybkością, nad światem zawisła gorźba zagłady. Naukowcy usiłujący ratować życie an Ziemi giną gdzieś w Mali. Wówczas ich zadanie przejmuje Dirk Pitt, który układa w spójną całość pozornie niezborne fragmenty łamigłówki.
|Cussler Clive||, Dirk Pitt (it)|
From "one of the master storytellers of this or any age" (The Tampa Tribune) comes the stunning final adventure of "one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction (The Virginian-Pilot) — as #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings the unforgettable odyssey of Odd Thomas to its dazzling conclusion.
Odd Thomas is back where it all started… because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them — as he’s borne witness to humanity’s greatest good and darkest evil. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do — for better or worse — with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll.
Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge — vast and dreadful — awaits him. For Odd Thomas, born to serve a purpose far greater than himself, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains.
|Koontz Dean||Odd Thomas|
There is no rest for the wicked.
After spending ten years of her life hunting her sister’s killer and barely surviving, Allie Krycek is ready to move on. She’s got a new job, in a new city, with a new man in her life. Things are finally looking up.
Too bad there are people determined to ruin Allie’s second chance.
Arriving at her boyfriend’s isolated house in the countryside, masked gunmen interrupt what was supposed to be a romantic getaway. Forced into another life and death situation, Allie will have to battle throughout the night if she hopes to keep herself and those she loves alive.
It’s a good thing that fighting is something Allie Krycek knows how to do well…and this time, she’s not alone.
|Sisavath Sam||Allie Krycek|
Salvation in death
Holy communion spells death for Fr. Miguel Flores, a popular Catholic priest in New York City's Spanish Harlem, after he swallows wine laced with cyanide during a funeral in bestseller Robb's unusually introspective 27th crime thriller to feature Lt. Eve Dallas (after Strangers in Death). The ensuing homicide investigation suggests that Flores could actually be Lino Martinez, a former member of a disbanded gang, the Soldados, suspected of two bombings before he disappeared. The death by cyanide of another religious figure, Jimmy Jay Jenkins, founder of the Church of Eternal Light, complicates matters. Are the two murders connected? Sussing out the answer to that question involves some serious digging. Dallas 's husband, Roarke, and fun sidekick, Det. Delia Peabody, lend support. Robb offers a multilayered solution to several crimes that serves as yet another reminder that wolves sometimes hide in sheep's (or priest's) clothing, but justice, like faith, has no expiration date.
|Robb J D|
John Milton is trying to make amends for a career spent killing for the British Secret Service. He has a burning need to right wrongs — and rewrite his own bloody past. He finds himself in Louisiana — the Big Sleazy, the bayou, and the post-Katrina wreckage of the Gulf Coast — with a debt of honor to repay. Isadora Bartholomew, who saved his partner's life, needs his help. Joel Babineaux, a ruthless property magnate, is out to sink the charity she established to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward. Just when Milton thinks he has neutralised Babineaux's scheming, a dangerous man from his past takes an unhealthy interest in his present. Claude Boon used to work for the Mossad and might be more than Milton can handle. And then the stakes get even higher…
'Salvation Row' is the most explosive thriller yet in Mark Dawson's bestselling John Milton series. It's a book no self-respecting suspense fan will want to be without.
|Dawson Mark||John Milton|
San Francisco Noir
Brand new stories by: Domenic Stansberry, Barry Gifford, Eddie Muller, Robert Mailer Anderson, Michelle Tea, Peter Plate, Kate Braverman, David Corbett, Alejandro Murguía, Sin Soracco, Alvin Lu, Jon Longhi, Will Christopher Baer, Jim Nesbit, and David Henry Sterry.
San Francisco Noir lashes out with hard-biting, all-original tales exploring the shadowy nether regions of scenic "Baghdad by the Bay." Virtuosos of the genre meet up with the best of S.F.'s literary fiction community to chart a unique psycho-geography for a dark landscape.
From inner city boroughs to the outlands, each contributor offers an original story based in a distinct neighborhood. At times brutal, darkly humorous, and revelatory-the stories speak of a hidden San Francisco, a town where the fog is but a prelude to darker realities lingering beneath.
|Corbet David, Maravelis Peter, Stansberry Domenic, Soracco Sin, Gifford Barry, Braverman Kate, Lu Alvin, Tea Michelle, ía Alejandro, Plate Peter, Baer Will Christopher, Nisbet Jim, Longhi Jon, Anderson Robert Mailer, Muller Eddie, Sterry David Henry|
Експлозивен апокалиптичен трилър без паралели!
ОТКРОВЕНИЕ ИЛИ УНИЩОЖЕНИЕ?
Устоите на съвременния свят ще бъдат разбити на пух и прах от древна конспирация, подхранвана от три хилядолетия кръв и лъжи... Подобна на планина цитадела край историческия турски град Руин е туристическа забележителност и дом на Sanctus – древен орден, който пази Тайнството.
За първи път един монах, запознат с тайната, успява да избяга от крепостта. Той се изкачва до върха и се хвърля в пропастта пред очите на тълпа туристи. Малцина обаче разбират постъпката.
Братята от ордена се опасяват, че самоубийството може да доведе до разкриване на Тайнството.
И са готови да убиват, и да измъчват, но да не позволят това.
Те ще заличават всяка следа от истината, защото знанието е сила, а всички ние трябва да бъдем държани на тъмно...
|Тойн Саймън||Sancti, Sancti(bg)|
When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown — to Hell — where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle — led by the conniving and powerful Mason Faim — that stole his life.
Though nearly everything has changed, one constant remains: his friend Vidocq, a 200-year-old Frenchman who has been keeping vigil for the young magician's return. But when Stark's first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head that belongs to the first of the circle, a sleazy video store owner named Kasabian, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than he counted on, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future. . .
Sandstorm is a thrilling debut novel about an ex — CIA agent and a covert operation designed to derail Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Lurking in the shadows, away from any government oversight, a secret partnership has been formed between an Israeli spymaster pulling the strings of the most efficient killing machine the Mossad has to offer and an exclusive billionaire boys club that wants to dictate the New World Order. In their pocket is a powerful U.S. senator who aspires to the presidency. Success means vast wealth and increased power, and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed.
CIA operative Nora Mossa is trained to kill when the situation calls for it. She’s also capable of disappearing into thin air. Being efficient, deadly, and beautiful, however, won’t be enough to protect her after her mentor Erica Janway is assassinated in her Maryland home. With everyone in the Agency suspect, Nora turns to the only person capable of keeping her alive while she uncovers the truth behind Janway’s demise — her former lover and ex — CIA agent Alex Koves. That is, if he will even speak to her.
With danger lurking in every corner of the globe, Koves and Nora must stay alive long enough to piece together the clues to a deadly plot capable of killing thousands in the Middle East. And the clock is ticking….
Optioned to be a major motion picture!
|Lee Alan L|
Es verano en Suecia, cuando brilla el sol de medianoche y el largo invierno ha sido olvidado. En este tiempo mágico, una pastora protestante, Mildred, es hallada muerta con signos de tortura en la ciudad de Kiruna. Mildred era una feminista, una luchadora amada y odiada por igual. Está claro que no todos aceptan a una mujer en la Iglesia.
Rebecka Martinsson vuelve a Kiruna, el lugar donde creció, y pronto se ve envuelta en este misterioso caso: sólo ella es capaz de desenmascarar a los habitantes de esta gélida ciudad.
· «Una brillante novela negra diferente a todas. Su único competidor será el próximo libro de la misma autora», Skånska Dagbladet.
· «Asa Larsson consigue hacer magia. Es uno de los pocos autores capaces de introducir al lector en el corazón y la mente de sus personajes mientras mantiene el suspense hasta el final», Mystery News.
· «Una arrebatadora obra maestra literaria», Deggendorfer Zeitung.
· «Una escritora elegante, sutil y atmosférica, que nos aproxima al horror con la suave pero firme mano femenina de su protagonista», Lorenzo Silva.
· «Llena de suspense… Evoca de manera magnífica el verano en la Suecia rural, donde la luz interminable no evita que se cometan oscuros actos», Booklist.
· «Un nuevo valor del género negro… Una narradora incisiva y valiente», Lilian Neu-man, Culturals, La Vanguardia.
· «Los libros de Åsa Larsson son pequeños milagros… El gen policiaco está en Kiruna», Die Zeit.
· «Una novela de atmósfera virtuosa», Kirkus Reviews.
· «Con Sangre derramada, Åsa Larsson se ha confirmado como una autora de renombre de novela negra. Demuestra su capacidad para enganchar al lector y su talento», Borås Tidning.
· «Asa Larsson tiene una forma de narrar fascinante y su relato abre un espacio a la imaginación y a la interpretación. Una obra de arte honesta y una novela negra clásica», Die Tageszeitung Taz.
· «Una novela excelente», Mystery Scene.
· «La riqueza del libro está en el arte con el que la autora mezcla personajes modernos con sentimientos arcaicos. Odio desesperante, amor y sufrimiento incondicional arden en este paisaje que está al margen del mundo», Offenbach Post.
· «Como novela negra está construida de manera inteligente, pero lo que aparece en primer plano, la caza del asesino, no es lo más importante: Åsa Larsson se deleita en mostrar el retrato de ese mundo cerrado que constituye el perfecto abono para el crimen», Der Kleine Bund.
Sangre y Hielo
Un thriller sobrecogedor que comienza en la guerra de crimea y culmina en medio de la belleza letal de la Antártida, donde duerme una verdad: la necesidad nos convierte en monstruos.
En 1856 un barco se pierde en los confines del mundo, en las estribaciones de la Antártida: a bordo, una pareja con una extraña enfermedad que aterroriza a la tripulación.
En nuestros días, Michael Wilde, un fotógrafo de naturaleza, atormentado por el accidente que hizo que su prometida quedara en coma irreversible, acepta participar en una misión científica al Polo Sur.
En el transcurso de una inmersión Michael descubre a una mujer atrapada en el hielo de un iceberg, tal vez acompañada por otra persona. Todos están de acuerdo en subir a la superficie el sorprendente descubrimiento… sin recordar que algunos pasados nunca mueren, y que las maldiciones eligen momentos insospechadamente oportunos para volver a la vida, y despiertan con la misma sed de sangre, una sed insaciable desde la batalla de Balaclava.