By Joel C. Rosenberg
2016 Christian publication Award finalist (Fiction category)
When New York Times international correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell—ISIS—has captured a cache of chemical guns inside of Syria, he is aware this can be a tale he needs to pursue in any respect bills. Does the commander of the jihadist faction relatively have guns of mass destruction? if that is so, who's the meant goal? The united states? Israel? Or another person? With tensions already excessive, the upcoming stopover at of the yankee president to the zone might turn out to be the spark that units off an explosion of horrendous proportions. realizing that terrorist forces are already attempting to carry down Arab governments within the region—Iraq and Syria—can Collins discover the reality prior to it’s too past due? Or will the terrorists reach atmosphere their points of interest at the 3rd objective and reaching genocide?
By Timothy Hallinan
In Bangkok, Thailand, an American trip journalist and his Thai kinfolk locate themselves inadvertently entangled in an online of soiled law enforcement officials and far-reaching corruption whilst their daughter's ill-gotten mobile phone monitors photos of a few very crooked law enforcement officials, them all completely dead.
Poke Rafferty is happier than he's ever been. He's financially solvent, his kin is set to develop better, and his followed Thai daughter, Miaow, turns out to have settled in at junior highschool. All that's endangered while Miaow and her boyfriend, Andrew, purchase a stolen iPhone from a shady seller and detect photos of 2 lifeless law enforcement officials on it--disgraced officials, violently murdered to avenge the long-dead. Surrounding the homicide research is a conspiracy that reaches the top reaches of Bangkok legislations enforcement, and maybe past. It quickly turns into obvious that Miaow's discovery threatens the complete family--and if that's no longer sufficient, so that it will live to tell the tale, they might eventually need to rely on an individual who, long ago, has already betrayed them.
By Isaac Adamson
A serial killer with a penchant for severed arms. an eye fixed that runs from side to side – while. An jap ecu gangster recognized in basic terms as Rumplestiltskin. The Nazi invasion of Prague, Soviet-era Czech mystery police, sixteenth century alchemy and black magic – mild-mannered American Lee Holloway by no means concept any of those could intervene upon his traditional life.
But that was once earlier than he obtained a mysterious letter from a lady named Vera, a cryptic missive implying Lee’s estranged brother Paul, who disappeared years in the past in Prague, used to be really murdered in an try to scouse borrow The Rudolf difficulty, a important watch commissioned by means of the eccentric Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, rumored to carry the facility of everlasting existence. whilst Lee is going to Prague to enquire, his involvement with the enigmatic Vera, in addition to the advice provided from a mysterious trip booklet, triggers a sequence of violent and weird occasions that strength Lee to confront irritating truths approximately his brother in addition to himself. except Lee can reconstruct the ultimate hours of his brother's lifestyles, and separate fact from fantasy during this haunted urban, he would possibly not get out of Prague alive.
Complication is a twisted, mind-bending, modern thrill ride– within the spirit of such mind-bending narratives as condo of Leaves and Memento.–set at the hours of darkness middle of Europe, a spot the place previous ghosts and old legends nonetheless stroll the streets.
By Jean-Christophe Grangé
Je suis l'ombre.
Je suis los angeles proie.
Je suis le tueur.
Je suis l. a. cible.
Pour m'en sortir, une seule alternative : fuir l'autre.
Mais si l'autre est moi-même ?...
By Thomas Scott
Two decades in the past James Pope was once shot to dying in entrance of his dual young ones, Nicholas and Nichole, via a rookie cop named Virgil Jones. Now, as teenagers, the Pope twins are searhing for revenge opposed to the guy they carry chargeable for the loss of life in their father.
Except 20 years is many years and Detective Virgil Jones has a couple of different difficulties, the taking pictures of James Pope a far off reminiscence. Virgil is in restoration after being abducted and approximately tortured to loss of life on his past case. he's hooked on prescription discomfort killers, his lifestyles is spinning uncontrolled and the governor has simply fired him from his place as lead detective of the Indiana kingdom Police significant Crimes Unit.
The Governor's leader of employees desires to privatize the Indiana legal process and plans to fund the development charges by means of tapping into the state's unclaimed lottery winnings. There’s just one problem…the building agreement has been provided to the daddy of the fellow accountable for Virgil's kidnapping and torture.
And don't fail to remember the Pope twins. they wish a bit anything else in addition to revenge. The state's lottery has hit an all-time excessive and with basically days to move sooner than the time limit, not anyone has claimed the cash. The twins have a plan to stroll away with the winnings and take down the folks who destroyed their formative years all even as. but if Nicholas Pope is going lacking and his condo is located coated in blood, Nichole turns to the one individual she will be able to contemplate to aid her, the only one that may well by no means flip her away: Virgil Jones.
By Jill Kamil; Elizabeth Rodenbeck
This new and entirely revised version of the traditional Egyptians strains the origins of the Egyptian civilization in the course of the upward thrust and fall of the outdated nation, in mild of up to date theories and the numerous contemporary discoveries made within the box of Egyptology. major issues are explored with a purpose to clarify the actual luck of the outdated country: that ancestor worship lay on the root of old Egyptian spiritual ideals, and that conscientiously proven cult facilities created either a typical spiritual and cultural culture and a reciprocal provider dating among the relevant govt and far-off groups. The ebook then seems to be on the lives of the outdated nation Egyptians. How did they reside, paintings, shuttle, spend their rest time? What was once the function of girls? What can we recognize of formative years and schooling? How have been the hundreds recruited for large-scale construction works? What used to be the reason for the amazing homogeneity and continuity of the traditional civilization? those are many of the many questions that proceed to intrigue us, and Jill Kamil attracts at the most recent study to offer us the solutions. & nbsp;Read more... I. Beginnings -- II. progress -- III. regulate -- IV. association -- V. commute -- VI. residing -- VII. paintings -- VII. rest an outline of lifestyles within the 'Old nation'
By Beverly Barton
The sport is easy - he's the Hunter. they're the Prey. He provides them an opportunity to flee. To run. to conceal. To outsmart him. yet finally, he catches them. And that's whilst the sport will get rather terrifying...Private investigator Griffin Powell and FBI agent Nicole Baxter be aware of much approximately serial killers - they took one down jointly. yet this new killer is as sadistic as they've ever visible. He likes his little video games, and he particularly likes forcing Nic and Griff to play alongside. each unsolvable clue, each posed sufferer, each taunting cell name - it's all a part of his twisted, tricky plan. after which the Hunter calls, eager to be aware of if they're fairly able to play...There's a brand new online game now, and it's even more lethal than the 1st. A brutal psychopath wishes a precious adversary. He won't cease till he can hunt the main useful prey of all - Nicole. And together with his companion in a killer's points of interest, Griff is enjoying for the largest stakes of his lifestyles.
By Martin Cruz Smith
A passenger teach hurtling throughout the evening. An unwed teenage mom headed to Moscow to hunt a brand new existence. A cruel-hearted soldier taking a look furtively, forcibly, for intercourse. An child disappearing with no hint.
So starts Martin Cruz Smith’s masterful Three Stations, a suspenseful, intricately developed novel that includes Investigator Arkady Renko. For the final 3 many years, starting with the trailblazing Gorky Park, Renko (and Smith) have captivated readers with detective stories set in Russia. Renko is the ironic, brilliantly observant cop who reveals suggestions to heinous crimes while different lawmen refuse to even recognize that crimes have happened. He makes use of his biting humor and intuitive leaps to struggle not just wrongdoers however the corrupt country gear besides.
In Three Stations, Renko’s abilities are positioned to their so much serious attempt. notwithstanding he has been technically suspended from the prosecutor’s place of work for once more turning up disagreeable truths, he strives to resolve a final case: the loss of life of a sublime younger lady whose physique is located in a development trailer at the perimeter of Moscow’s major rail hub. It appears like an easy drug overdose to everyone—except to Renko, whose exam of the crime scene turns up a few inexplicable clues, such a lot particularly a call for participation to Russia’s foremost charity ball, the billionaires’ Nijinksy reasonable. hence a sordid loss of life turns into interwoven with the existence of Moscow’s wealthy and well-known, a lot of whom are clinging to their profit the face of Putin’s crackdown at the very oligarchs who put him in energy.
Renko uncovers an internet of loss of life, funds, insanity and a kidnapping that threatens the lady he's coming to like and the lives of youngsters he's wanting to safeguard. In Three Stations, Smith produces a posh and haunting imaginative and prescient of an emergent Russia’s mystery underclass of highway urchins, grasping thugs and a forms nonetheless paralyzed via strength and fear.
By Mark Timlin
Disliked by means of outdated invoice and villains alike, South London inner most eye Nick Sharman draws difficulty just like the proverbial magnet.When businessman James Webb asks Sharman to determine who murdered his sister, her husband and young ones, the trail's been chilly for over a yr; the unique police investigators had came across not anything - no clues, no witnesses, no reason. There isn't a lot to move on. along with, Sharman has different issues to occupy him - his dating with topless version Fiona is swiftly souring, his ally Wanda is loss of life and his ex-wife leaves him to babysit their eleven-vear-old daughter, Judith.While Sharman's again is became issues begin to scorching up - he's undefined, attacked and threatened with a shotgun on a hectic highway in vast sunlight and the homicide sufferers begin to multiply. Then Judith is kidnaped via a gang of very nasty thugs. And Sharman loses his mood.
By Ian Fleming
Returning to carrier after his explosive conflict with Ernst Blofeld, British undercover agent James Bond needs to end up himself precious of his 00 designation. at the path of infamous murderer "Pistols" Scaramanga, a.k.a. the fellow with the Golden Gun, Bond infiltrates Scaramanga's community, merely to find that Bond himself is a target.
The guy with the Golden Gun is the 13th identify within the James Bond undercover agent sequence. It used to be tailored for a 1974 movie starring Roger Moore as James Bond.