V is for Vengeance
A spiderweb of dangerous relationships is at the heart of this daring new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
Kinsey on Kinsey: "I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I'd like to say I'm a big fan of forgiveness as long as I'm given the opportunity to get even first."
– from V is for Vengeance
A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss. An elegant but ruthless businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law: the spider at the center of the web.
And Kinsey Millhone, whose thirty-eighth-birthday gift is a punch in the face that leaves her with two black eyes and a busted nose.
Una semana de vacaciones en una lujosa residencia de propiedad compartida, situada en un tranquilo paraje de Yorkshire, es justo lo que le conviene al comisario de Scotland Yard, Duncan Kincaid, agotado por una sobrecarga de trabajo. No obstante, en vez de las actividades relajantes, como excursiones y lectura, que ha programado, justo al día siguiente de haber conocido a todos los huéspedes en un cóctel de presentación encuentra el, cadáver del subdirector del establecimiento flotando en la piscina. No será el único.
¿Qué relación pueden tener con las víctimas del crimen la provocativa directora del centro; o las hermanas solteronas escocesas, o la bella científica, o el diputado dé éxito?
A pesar de la antipatía que le demuestra el ineficaz jefe de policía del lugar, que no soporta la injerencia de Kincaid, éste, con la ayuda de su subordinada, la joven y brillante Gemma James, irá desentrañando las escondidas conexiones entre las víctimas y los sospechosos hasta colocar la última pieza del puzzle en un final sobrecogedor.
Joe Hawke and the ECHO team return in VALHALLA GOLD to face a mysterious enemy who is fighting a war darker and more ancient than any of them could imagine. Drawn into a violent murder in Canada, Hawke and his team must race against time in pursuit of an ancient Norse legend which takes them from Iceland to a Spanish castle and to the museums and backstreets of Stockholm. Meanwhile someone is hunting Sir Richard Eden and the rest of the team on Elysium. VALHALLA GOLD is a non-stop, high-speed hunt for the ancient and guarded truth about our world and the destruction of a deranged enemy determined to settle the oldest score of all.
|Jones Rob||Joe Hawke|
|Valley of the Templars||Christopher Paul||Templars|
Vampire A Go-Go
HORROR AT ITS SIDE-SPLITTING BEST!
Victor Gischler is a master of the class-act literary spoof, and his work has drawn comparison to that of Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Thomas Pynchon. Now, Gischler turns his attention to werewolves, alchemists, ghosts, witches, and gun-toting Jesuit priests in Vampire a Go-Go, a hilarious romp of spooky, Gothic entertainment. Narrated by a ghost whose spirit is chained to a mysterious castle in Prague, Gischler's latest is full of twists and surprises that will have readers screaming – and laughing – for more.
WHEN THE STAKES ARE DEAD – OR UNDEAD!
Werewolf mobsters and vampires run Vegas, but that's yesterday's news for Delilah Street, paranormal investigator. What's truly fearsome is her bloody discovery of an undead evil rooted in ancient Egypt. Now, with her lover Ric fighting for life after a grim battle, the chips are down.
But Delilah is a born winner who has never let a little danger throw off her game, and she's been learning fast since she came to Sin City. Her affinity for silver is making mirror-walking a real breeze, and being forced to accept the albino rock star sorcerer Snow's Brimstone Kiss has ramped up her powers to a startling new level. With the help of her trusty uber-wolfhound Quicksilver, not to mention the orange demon parking valet Manny, Delilah is determined to solve even more paranormal secrets, and hopefully save the few innocents left in town. But can Delilah win her high-stakes gamble for life and love against ancient gods and lethal supernatural odds?
|Douglas Carole Nelson|
"exciting and mesmerizing crime thriller"
Boston Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli is about to give birth but she still performs her job by testifying against a man she arrested. The man goes berserk and Jane gets off the witness stand, restrains and cuffs him. Her water breaks and she goes to the hospital where her doctor sends her to Diagnostic Imaging for an ultra sound. In another part of the hospital, a Jane Doe kills a security guard and ends up in Diagnostic Imaging where she keeps Jane and five other people hostage.
The Feds take over the operation citing national security reasons and before the hostage situation ends the woman and her accomplice is dead. The Feds confiscate the notes and all evidence related to the two dead people. The last thing that the woman says to Jane is "Mila knows". The woman is traced back to a house where five women were murdered, four of whom w were kept against their will in a white slavery ring. Even though Jane just gave birth she is determined to find Mila and expose the people running the ring who erase all traces of their existence when things get too hot.
The Jane Doe was found in the morgue by Medical Examiner Maura Isles. The woman was declared dead when she was fished out of the ocean but revived when she warmed up. She is determined to make her story known to the American people even though people highly placed in law enforcement and government won't be stopped until she is dead. Jane is determined to find out her motivation because during the takedown of the hostages, actions were taken that didn't make sense.
Tess Gerritsen writes another exciting and mesmerizing crime thriller that is frightening because it is based on fact. VANISH is the type of novel that is written only rarely, one that appeals to reads who like plenty of action and realistic characters in their novels material. The love between Jane and her husband Gabriel, an FBI agent is so strong that it adds heart and soul to a work that would otherwise have too much tension for the plot to sustain.
Lauren Heller and her husband Roger, a brilliant executive at a major corporation, are attacked in a Georgetown parking lot after an evening out. Knocked unconscious by the assailants, Lauren lies in a coma in the hospital while her husband has vanished without a trace.
With nowhere else to turn, Lauren's teenage son Gabe reaches out to his uncle, Nick Heller, a high-powered investigator with a corporate intelligence firm in Washington, D.C. Having returned to town on the next available flight, Nick finds Lauren conscious, the police skeptical and his older brother Roger still missing.
Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial and conviction of their father, the notorious 'fugitive financier,' Victor Heller. Whereas Roger chose to follow in their father's footsteps and join the corporate world, Nick instead rebelled. He enlisted in the Special Forces and later he served in a highly secretive intelligence unit in the Pentagon.
Now working for one of the most respected firms of corporate 'fixers,' Nick's looking into his brother's disappearance unexpectedly pits him against the interests of some extremely influential forces in Washington, including his own boss. With few allies and many enemies, Nick is forced to seek help where he can – including from his own despised father, still in prison in upstate New York. Nick finds himself on a collision course with one of the most powerful and secretive corporations in the world, whose minions will stop at nothing to protect the secrets that Nick Heller is determined to uncover – secrets that reach into the highest levels of the government…and may get Nick and everyone he's trying to protect killed.
A toxic mist rips across a secretive Israeli dig site, leaving Cy Reed's excavation in ruins. As dozens of people perish, a lethal artifact goes missing.
Tormented by his father's legacy, Reed stages a daring recovery operation. At the same time, bizarre weather phenomena plague the globe. Billions of dollars vanish from U.S. government coffers. And a mysterious organization initiates a scheme of apocalyptic proportions.
Trapped on a forbidden island, Reed finds himself hunted by a ruthless monster. Surrounded by enemies and isolated by endless dust storms, he launches a bold counterattack. As he races to unravel an ancient secret, he plunges into a savage struggle that could free him from history … or make him a part of it.
|Meyer David||Cy Reed Adventures|
Benson Fisher thought a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.
He was wrong.
Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.
Where breaking the rules equals death.
But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.
Reading level: Ages 13 and up.
Joe Rush takes on a new terror, spawned in the Amazon rain forest, that threatens to bring the world to its knees in James Abel's latest bio-thriller.
While studying new forms of malaria at an Amazon gold rush, Joe Rush's best friend and partner, Eddie Nakamura, disappears. Learning that many of the sick miners have also vanished, Rush begins a search for Eddie that takes him into the heart of darkness — where while battling for his life, he discovers a secret that may change the world.
Thousands of miles away, sick people are starting to flood into U.S. hospitals. When the White House admits that it has received terrorist threats, cities across the Northeast begin to shut down. Rush and his team must journey from one of the most remote spots on Earth to one of the busiest, as the clock ticks toward a kind of annihilation not thought possible. They have even less time than they think to solve the mystery, for the danger — as bad as it is — is about to get even worse.
|Abel James||Joe Rush|
Veil of Civility
During the Soviet-Afghan war an elite team of operatives were trained in the mountains of Afghanistan. Loyal to the Provisional Irish Republican Army, they were known only by their codename, Black Shuck.
In the years that followed — betrayed from within by the internal power struggles of the IRA — the team members were hunted down. Three survived, fading into the turbulent streets of Northern Ireland. To this day, their identities remain a mystery — but nothing can stay hidden forever.
For years, Declan McIver has lived under the radar — married to a beautiful woman and operating a successful business — but that life is about to change. When a planned meeting with an old friend goes horribly wrong, Declan finds himself on the run from a shadowy conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep their evil intentions a closely guarded secret.
To survive, he'll have to rely on long dormant training and reach deep within himself to a place and time he'd hoped to never return. As his past is laid open for the world to see and events spiral further out of control — who will win and at what cost?
|Graham Ian||Black Shuck|
Velo de Medianoche
Entrenada en el manejo de armas y explosivos, a Renata es muy difícil que la supere cualquier hombre… ya sea mortal o vampiro. Pero su baza más poderosa es su extraordinaria habilidad psíquica -un extraño y mortífero don. Ahora un desconocido amenaza la independencia que tanto le ha costado conseguir, un vampiro de cabellos dorados que la introducirá en un reino lleno de oscuridad… y placeres inimaginables.
Un adicto a la adrenalina y los combates, Nikolai imparte con mano dura su propia justicia a los enemigos de la Estirpe y ahora ha puesto su mira en una mujer de armas tomar, seductora y fría como el hielo. Ella no está dispuesta a someterse pero sus poderes serán puestos a prueba cuando la vida de un niño se ve amenazada y se ve obligada a pedir ayuda a Niko.
Ahora, unidos en una causa común, y mientras el deseo se hace mucho más profundo y ardiente, Renata se verá asediada por un hombre que le ofrece el exquisito placer de un lazo de sangre… y una pasión que puede salvarlos o condenarlos para siempre.
Strap in for a supersonic ride as Velocity blasts off at mach speed. From NASA's Cape Canaveral to the Central Australian desert, screenwriter Steve Worland's debut thriller sets a heart-stopping pace. A cast of brilliant characters combined with explosive action make this hugely enjoyable novel a genuine blockbuster.
THE ULTIMATE TEST OF COURAGE …
The MAN — an astronaut who has lost his mojo
The MISSION — to seek and destroy a hijacked space shuttle
The CARGO — enough weapons grade Uranium-235 to irradiate Manhattan
The STAKES — the woman he loves and the fate of a city …
|Worland Steve||Judd Bell and Corey Purchase|
Cuando tenía once años Gideon Crew fue testigo del brutal asesinato de su padre. Veinte años después, está decidido a cumplir la promesa que le hizo a su madre: honrar la memoria de su padre, un científico acusado injustamente por el gobierno de Estados Unidos de ser el responsable de una serie de graves errores de encriptación. Gideon no sólo revelará la verdad, además llevará a cabo su venganza.
Sin embargo, aunque consiga acabar con el ejecutor de su padre, su peripecia no ha hecho más que empezar. Los servicios secretos se han fijado en su peculiar talento, su sangre fría, su ilustre historial como ladrón de obras de arte y un secreto que acabará poniéndolo entre la espada y la pared.
Gideon Crew es un protagonista singular embarcado en una historia trepidante; un agente no oficial de los servicios secretos a la caza de los planes secretos de un científico para construir un arma de tecnología revolucionaria. La novela marca el inicio de una nueva serie trepidante.
|Preston Douglas, Child Lincoln|
Venganza en Sevilla
Sevilla 1607. Catalina Solís -la protagonista de Tierra firme- llevará a cabo su gran venganza en una de las ciudades más ricas e importantes del mundo, la Sevilla del siglo XVII. Catalina cumplirá así el juramento hecho a su padre adoptivo de hacer justicia a sus asesinos, los Curvo, dueños de una fortuna sin igual amasada con la plata robada en las Américas.
Su doble identidad -como Catalina y como Martín Ojo de Plata- y un enorme ingenio le hacen diseñar una venganza múltiple con distintas estrategias que combinan el engaño, la seducción, la fuerza, la sorpresa, el duelo, la medicina y el juego, sobre un profundo conocimiento de las costumbres de aquella sociedad…
Dudly, une des terreurs du Michigan, est un vrai gangster qui s'est rapidement fait dans le milieu une réputation de « dur à cuire » et c'en est un ! Il a tué suffisamment de citoyens et pillé assez de banques pour que l'on puisse sans hésitation le classer dans l'inventaire des grands hors-la-loi de Détroit. Son principe : récompenser et punir ceux qui le méritent. Cette façon de procéder, si elle lui vaut de nombreuses reconnaissances, ne peut aussi manquer de lui attirer des haines aussi tenaces qu'implacables. Carlo, son plus fidèle homme de confiance, ne se lassera-t-il pas un jour d'un chef aussi tyrannique ? Pour arriver à ses fins il va attiser l'esprit de vengeance du jeune malfrat, Jerry Dorman… Avec Dudly, seigneur du crime, frissons, angoisse et mystère garantis !
Vengeance ! paraît sous le pseudonyme de Frédéric Charles, en 1953, aux Éditions Jacquier, à Lyon, dans la célèbre collection populaire « La Loupe ». Après les récentes parutions des œuvres de jeunesse de Frédéric Dard, les Éditions Fayard ont décidé de rééditer les titres de ces ouvrages policiers parus sous pseudonyme, qui n'ont jamais été publiés jusqu'à ce jour.
THEIR GOAL — THE MOON THEIR MISSION — DEATH. From the rocket base at Peenemunde the Nazis fired the deadliest and most accurate weapon the world had ever seen — the intercontinental V2. But even as the V2 clawed the heart out of London, German High Command was working on the ultimate deterrent — Hitler's last manic bid to change the course of the war.
MI6 agent Jan Memling is one shot ahead of the Gestapo, but he must break out. He must convince a sceptical Britain of the Reich's threat before the mailed fist reaches beyond the Earth to trespass in heaven and launch death from the stars… VENGEANCE 10 is a searing moonshot of a thriller by high-velocity author Joe Poyer, ranging from the sun-blasted lunar plains to the power-crazed bunkers of the Nazi elite.