Beat the Reaper left critics applauding, readers gasping, and Dr. Pietro Brnwa on the run from the mob. WILD THING finds him adrift: at sea, literally, as a cruise ship doctor under an assumed name. So when a reclusive billionaire offers him a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Pietro reluctantly agrees. And that means an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers--not to mention the occasional lake monster--are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.
“‘Oh, little one,’ he whispered, as he gently stroked her cheek, the first time he had touched her in fifteen years. ‘What have they done to you? What have they done to us all?’ ”In his latest dark and chilling Charlie Parker thriller, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly takes us to the border between Maine and Canada. It is there, in the vast and porous Great North Woods, that a dangerous smuggling operation is taking place, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq. Illicit goods—drugs, cash, weapons, even people—are changing hands. And something else has changed hands. Something ancient and powerful and evil.The authorities suspect something is amiss, but what they can’t know is that it is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men’s hearts. As the smugglers begin to die one after another in apparent suicides, Parker is called in to stop the bloodletting. The soldiers’ actions and the objects they have smuggled have attracted the attention of the reclusive Herod, a man with a taste for the strange. And where Herod goes, so too does the shadowy figure that he calls the Captain. To defeat them, Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a man he fears more than any other, the killer known as the Collector. . . .
Buying gummy bears and a porn magazine plus living alone could classify you as a pedophile. Living in 90210 and working within the fortune 500 could classify you as upper class. What you buy, where you live, what you do, who you know, all creates a demographical portrait of you as an individual. As that individual you can be compared to the various groups within society deemed necessary by insurance and marketing companies, financial institutions, law enforcement, and even the government. Welcome to the information age where even the most mundane or trivial data stored on a computer can and will be used against you in a court of law. Everyday your rights granted to you by the 4th amendment are violated without your consent. Through the Patriot Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and a slew of other laws on the books, your rights to your own information are being stripped away. Your data, whether private or public, is searched for analysis, is searched for segregation, is searched for probable cause, again, all without your knowledge. Your information is constantly being seized for your potential as a Nike sneaker wearer, a food stamp user, or even a would-be killer. Both government and business think as long as you are a law abiding citizen, how they use your information should be of no concern. You should be concerned, you should be worried for in this day and age, information is money, it’s power, and those who control the power, the information, control you.
The number-one New York Times bestselling author returns with another pulse-pounding thriller
A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover the killer has blood ties to an infamous and now long-dead monster. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.
At the same time, Agent Lucy Carlyle learns from her dying father that her grandfather didn't simply walk away from his family twenty-two years ago: he was, in fact, murdered by his wife. Determined to uncover the truth, Lucy moves into her grandmother's mansion. What she finds is a nightmare. Not only does she discover the truth of what happened all those years ago, but she faces a new mystery, one that has been passed down from mother to daughter for generations.
As the hunt for the killer escalates, Savich realizes he's become the killer's focus, and perhaps the next victim. Only Lucy can stop this madness before it's too late.
PRAISE FOR CATHERINE COULTER
'Bestseller Coulter's riveting thriller opens with a bang . . . Well-developed characters and an expertly paced plot that builds into a breathtaking conclusion.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
'Coulter's breezy style and nonstop action make this relentlessly readable.' BOOKLIST
True-crime journalist and sassy amateur sleuth Bailey Weggins has scarcely begun her hard-earned weekend getaway when something comes up: a dead body, belonging to one of the world's most glamorous supermodels. Now Bailey's trapped at an upstate New York home amidst the glitterati—and any one of them could be a murderer. She's determined to find out who's responsible, but her investigation could provoke the killer into striking again... From Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author of Hush and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, So Pretty It Hurts is an addictive addition to the Bailey Weggins mystery series, and the book that fans of If Looks Could Kill, Over Her Dead Body, and Lethally Blond have been waiting for.
For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris...picture this: a landscape of American genocide...5 D A Y S A G O...A rash of bizarre murders swept the country…Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state.
Barely surviving a motel bombing while trying to rescue a kidnapped entertainer, FBI agents Dillon Savich and Dane Carver find themselves working against an unstable villain with designs on their families and fellow agents, while agent Ruth Warnecki follows leads about a lost treasure and a murdered music school student to the site of a hidden cave. Reprint.
In a secret room in Washington DC John Tanner is asked to stake his life - and those of his wife and children - on a gamble whose goals and risks no one will fully reveal to him.In a small suburban town, where only the nicest people live, friends, neighbours, everyone and anyone could be part of a monstrous conspiracy of international evil.The machinery has already been set in motion. And at stake is the very existence of America - and the future of the entire free world...
Could a major scandal cause the United States to terminate its support for Israel? The Masada Complex, a contemporary thriller set in Arizona, Washington, and Israel, gives us a chilling portrayal of exactly such a scenario. The novel's unforgettable hero is Masada El-Tal, a beautiful Israeli expatriate who grew up on a kibbutz by the Dead Sea and served in an IDF elite unit. But her charmed life was struck by disaster 25 years, and left Israel for Arizona, where has built a new life, earning a reputation as a prizewinning investigative reporter. But her latest story causes the suicide of a U.S. senator, and an unprecedented wave of anti-Semitic violence sweeps across America. While an angry Congress prepares to enact legislation to suspend all military aid to Israel, a mysterious organization attempts to assassinate Masada in order to stop her relentless investigation. With the clock ticking, her friends turn out to be enemies, and those she has maligned come to her aid. And the truth Masada uncovers exceeds her worst nightmares. Like the Jewish homeland she has left, Masada must overcome her moral dilemmas in order to defeat her mortal foes and save her people from destruction."A first-rate thriller with exciting plot twists and engaging characters. Every page brims with gritty authenticity.
Charlie Parker is a lost soul. Deprived of his private investigator's license and under scrutiny by the police, Parker takes a job in a Portland bar. But he uses his enforced retirement to begin a different kind of investigation: an examination of his own past and an inquiry into the death of his father, who took his own life after apparently shooting dead two unarmed teenagers. It's a search that will eventually lead Parker to question all that he believed about his beloved parents, and about himself.But there are other forces at work: a troubled young woman who is running from an unseen threat, one that has already taken the life of her boyfriend; and a journalist-turned-writer named Mickey Wallace, who is conducting an investigation of his own. And haunting the shadows, as they have done throughout Parker's life, are two figures: a man and a woman who seem driven to bring an end to Charlie Parker's existence.Haunting, lyrical, and impossible to put down,The Lovers is John Connolly at his best.