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15Flora Dane is really a victim.

Seven a long time ago, carefree student Flora was kidnapped while you’re on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned simply how much one person can endure.

Flora Dane is usually a survivor.

Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent yesteryear five years reacquainting herself using the rhythms of normal life, using the services of her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a parent who’s never stopped loving her, a brother that’s scared of anybody she’s become, plus a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never managed to make it home.

Flora Dane is reckless.

. . . or possibly is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is named to the scene of your crime—a dead man plus the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her get back to society. Read the rest of this entry »

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Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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14Working with the British Secret Service by using an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is shipped to Hitler’s Germany in this particular thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that usually get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal).

It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane from the Secret Service. The German government has consented to release a British subject from prison, but only if he or she is handed over with a family member. Because the person’s wife is bedridden and the daughter continues to be killed inside an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance towards the daughter—to retrieve the person from Dachau, around the outskirts of Munich.

The British government isn’t alone in the interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the guy she holds to blame for her husband’s death—has stumbled on her journey, and is particularly desperate for her help. Read the rest of this entry »

The Steel Kiss (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

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“Deaver can be a genius with regards to manipulation and deception. Stellar plot twists will be in full abundance in THE STEEL KISS, and also the story line veers in lots of unpredictable directions.”―Associated Press

“Deaver doesn’t disappoint. With an unmatched capacity to create the perfect characters…Deaver takes fans to your edge within this one and dangles them in the cliff…One of the most beneficial books of 2016.”―Suspense Magazine

“Darkly witty…unsettling.”―New York Times Book Review

“Fiendishly inventive…every one of the usual thrills, that happen to be worth every breathless minute.”―Kirkus Reviews

“The plot twists are clever and unexpected, the dialogue is colloquial and natural, along with the characters…are vividly realized. Highly recommendable.”―Booklist

“Clever…entertaining…Convincing characters along with an unexpected closing twist will remind readers why Deaver is just one of today’s top thriller writers.”―Publishers Weekly Read the rest of this entry »

The Gangster (An Isaac Bell Adventure)

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Praise for The Gangster

“Cussler has written another wonderful historical thriller.The action is fast and thoroughly enjoyable.” — Library Journal

“This latest Bell thriller combines a vivid historical environment which has a top-notch story and enjoyable, realistic characters. Bell, the detective whose nimble intellect often gets him from tight situations, is truly one of Cussler’s most engaging protagonists, and also the series…remains fresh and exciting — Booklist

“Fascinating and suspenseful plot” — Publishers Weekly

Praise for your Isaac Bell adventures

“The Isaac Bell series will continue to tell compelling stories. Tidbits of history are sprinkled during the entire narrative, and it’s fun to filter fictional characters and events from historical facts.” —Associated Press

“Cussler and Scott showed another wonderful page-turner. This is historical action-adventure fiction at its rip-roaring best!” —Library Journal (starred review)

“As always in this series, the novel is quite exciting, with excellent pacing and several very well-drawn characters. Read the rest of this entry »

End of Watch: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy)

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10The spectacular finale on the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner in the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers—In End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, of course, if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t discover a method to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.

In Room 217 in the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator in the Mercedes Massacre, where eight everyone was killed and much more were badly injured, has elevated the clinic for several years, inside a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching an entire recovery isn’t likely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, plus in possession of deadly new powers which allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency regarding his partner, Holly Gibney—the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him around the brain injury ward. Read the rest of this entry »

The Last Mile (Amos Decker series)

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08In his #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man, David Baldacci introduced the extraordinary detective Amos Decker-the man who are able to forget nothing. Now, Decker returns in a very spectacular new thriller . . .
THE LAST MILE
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the very last hours before his execution–for the violent killing of his parents two decades earlier–when he’s granted a surprise reprieve. Another man has confessed for the crime.
Amos Decker, newly hired while on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars’s case after discovering the striking similarities to their own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy. Both men’s families were brutally murdered. And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years following killing, to confess on the crime. A suspect who could have been telling the truth.
The confession gets the potential to make Melvin Mars–guilty or not–a free man. Who wants Mars outside of prison? And why now? Read the rest of this entry »

The Waters of Eternal Youth (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery)

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07In Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti series, the Venetian inspector may be called through to investigate several things, from shocking to petty crimes. But in The Waters of Eternal Youth, the 25th novel with this celebrated series, Brunetti finds himself drawn to a case which could not be an instance at all.

Fifteen a long time ago, a teenage girl fell right into a canal shortly before bedtime. Unable to swim, she went under and did start to drown, only surviving due to a nearby man, an alcoholic, who heard her splashes and pulled her out, though not before she suffered irreparable brain damage that left her in a state of permanent childhood, struggle to learn or mature. The drunk man claimed he saw her thrown into your canal by another man, though the following day he couldn’t remember anything.

Now, at the fundraising dinner for the Venetian charity, a wealthy and aristocratic patroness—the girl’s grandmother—asks Brunetti if he’ll almost certainly investigate. Brunetti’s uncertain what to do. If a crime was committed, it could surely have passed the statute of limitations. Read the rest of this entry »