Point of Impact (Bob Lee Swagger)

By Stephen Hunter

He was once one the easiest Marine snipers in Vietnam. this day, 20 years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic warfare, all Bob Lee Swagger desires to be left by myself and to go away the killing behind.

But with consummate mental ability, a shadowy army association seduces Bob into leaving his loved Arkansas hills for one final challenge for his state, unaware until eventually too overdue that the sport is rigged.

The assassination plot is carried out to perfection—until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the objective of a national manhunt, his in basic terms allies a lady he simply met and a discredited FBI agent.

Now Bob Lee Swagger is at the run, utilizing his deadly talents as soon as more—but this time to trace down the lads who set him up and to damage a dismal conspiracy geared toward the very center of the USA.

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The Twelfth Imam

By Joel C. Rosenberg

2011 outlets selection Award winner!
As the apocalyptic leaders of Iran demand the annihilation of Israel and the united states, CIA operative David Shirazi is shipped into Tehran with one goal: use all capability essential to disrupt Iran’s nuclear guns program―without leaving American fingerprints, and with no triggering a nearby warfare. At severe own danger, Shirazi undertakes his task.
A local Farsi speaker whose kin escaped from Iran in 1979, he couldn’t be larger ready for the challenge. yet none of his education has ready Shirazi for what's going to take place subsequent. An vague non secular cleric is all of sudden hailed through the quarter because the Islamic messiah often called the Mahdi or the 12th Imam. information of his miracles, healings, indicators, and wonders, unfold like wildfire, as do rumors of a brand new and bad warfare.
With the prophecy of the 12th Imam probably fulfilled, Iran’s leaders arrange to strike Israel and produce in regards to the finish of Days. Shirazi needs to take motion, however the clock is ticking.

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Shadow Men (Max Freeman, Book 3)

By Jonathon King

Book 3 of the bestselling Max Freeman secret sequence: Max seeks to discover the twisted fact in the back of an eighty-year-old triple homicide 
In the Twenties, 3 of Mark Mayes’s ancestors left to assist construct the 1st street during the Everglades—backbreaking hard work from which they by no means back. Now, a long time later, Mayes has came across letters that time to homicide because the reason behind their disappearance, and he hires Max Freeman to resolve all of it. yet as Freeman follows the path of facts, he incurs the wrath of the company that equipped the line, and unearths that the homicide case will not be as chilly as all people assumed. Freeman’s seek takes him to the center of the Everglades to bare the reality at the back of the murders—and placed a cease to a cycle of violence 3 generations within the making. 

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Misterioso: A Crime Novel

By Arne Dahl, Tiina Nunnally

After successfully--but bloodily--dismantling a sophisticated hostage scenario at a financial institution within the suburbs of Stockholm, Detective Paul Hjelm is confronted with the considered necessary research by means of inner Affairs. it's a in all likelihood career-ending inquiry, yet he's plucked out of it by means of the nationwide legal Police commissioner, who drops him into an elite job strength of officials assembled from around the state to discover an elusive killer with a worldly modus operandi or even extra refined tastes.

Targeting Sweden's high-profile company leaders, the killer breaks into their houses at evening, waits for his sufferers, areas bullets of their heads with lethal precision, and gets rid of the bullets from the walls--a ritual enacted to an extraordinary bootleg recording of Thelonious Monk's jazz vintage "Misterioso."

As Hjelm, his younger, doggedly full of life companion, Jorge Chavez, and the remainder of the crew stick to one lead after one other of their pursuit--navigating the murky underworlds of the Russian Mafia and the secretive members-only society of Sweden's wealthiest denizens--they also needs to delve into one of many country's so much chronic ills: a deep-rooted xenophobia that has effects on either the police and the culprit in a small country that's turning into speedily internationalized.

The first novel in Arne Dahl's gripping Intercrime series--widely thought of to be one among Sweden's best--Misterioso is a penetrating, darkish, and soaking up advent to this acclaimed author's world.

BONUS fabric: This version contains an excerpt from Arne Dahl's Bad Blood.

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The Last Secret of the Temple

By Paul Sussman

In the 12 months 70 advert, because the Romans sacked and destroyed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, a tender Jewish boy used to be hidden away and selected because the parent of a very good mystery. For seventy generations this mystery remained safeguarded. yet in trendy Israel, a Jewish radical threatens to bare this hidden fact and use it to rend aside the delicate heart East—and merely an not going duo of hardened detectives of very assorted origins and a tender, enterprising Palestinian journalist can unite to beat back disaster.

A relentless and fast paced mystery that strikes from Egypt to Jerusalem to the Sinai desolate tract, that spans the millennia and comprises Cathar heretics, Nazi prisoners, and modern day suicide bombers, Paul Sussman’s The final mystery of the Temple is an exciting, roller-coaster experience that brilliantly examines the individuals on each side of the Arab-Israeli clash. well timed, very important, and entirely soaking up, it marks Paul Sussman as one among today’s nice mystery writers.

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Crime Zero

By Michael Cordy

Originally released as Crime Zero, later renamed to The Crime Code.

What if the plague of violent crime will be eliminated from the earth forever?

What if the therapy used to be extra deadly than the disease?

The dying penalty is not any deterrent. legal reform has confirmed dead. With violent crime on a gradual upward thrust, a strong cabal of scientists, politicians, and law-enforcement officers is calling to venture judgment of right and wrong as a solution.

A legal psychologist with the FBI, Luke Decker is disgusted by way of his superiors' determination to include the debatable enterprise whereas ignoring its almost certainly risky results. yet stunning revelations whispered to him by way of a condemned killer on dying row have plunged Decker into the terrifying intricacies of a great conspiracy. Now his merely best friend is exceptional geneticist Dr. Kathy Kerronce Decker's lover, extra lately his ideological adversary -- the brains in the back of the unique undertaking moral sense. What they face is a possible disaster so significant and bold, it threatens to change endlessly the process human evolution -- because the dream of peace and safeguard morphs horribly right into a nightmare.

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Deep Storm

By Lincoln Child

In this explosive new mystery, the most tremendous and scary discoveries mankind has ever confronted is ready to surface.

On an oil platform in the course of the North Atlantic, a terrifying sequence of health problems is spreading during the team. while specialist naval healthcare professional Peter Crane is flown in, he unearths his actual vacation spot isn't the platform itself yet Deep hurricane: a most sensible mystery aquatic technological know-how facility, miles under at the ocean flooring. And as Crane quickly learns, the covert operation he reveals there is concealing whatever way more sinister than a scientific mystery—and even more deadly.

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Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder)

By Linda Castillo

Now the topic of the Lifetime unique motion picture An Amish Murder

Sworn to Silence is the 1st in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder series.

Some secrets and techniques are too bad to bare. a few crimes are too unspeakable to unravel. . . .

In Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" citizens have lived part by way of facet for 2 centuries. yet 16 years in the past, a sequence of brutal murders shattered the peaceable farming group. a tender Amish woman named Kate Burkholder survived the phobia of the Slaughterhouse Killer . . . yet eventually determined to go away her community.

A wealth of expertise later, Kate has been requested to come to Painters Mill as leader of police. Her Amish roots and big-city legislations enforcement history make her the correct candidate. She's definite she's come to phrases along with her past―until the 1st physique is came upon in a snowy field.

Kate vows to prevent the killer earlier than he moves back. yet to take action, she needs to betray either her kinfolk and her Amish past―and divulge a gloomy mystery which may spoil her.

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The Chalk Circle Man: The First Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery (Commissaire Adamsberg Mysteries)

By Fred Vargas

The debut secret within the the world over bestselling Commissaire Adamsberg series-now to be had for the 1st time within the United States

Fred Vargas 's Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries are a sensation in France, always praised for his or her intelligence, wit, and macabre mind's eye. this primary novel within the sequence introduces the unorthodox detective Commissaire Adamsberg-one of the main attractive characters in modern crime fiction.

while blue chalk circles start to look at the pavement in neighborhoods round Paris, Adamsberg is on my own in pondering that they're faraway from a laugh. As he reviews every one new circle and the more and more strange gadgets they contain-empty beer cans, 4 trombones, a pigeon's foot, a doll's head-he senses the cruelty that lies inside of whoever is dependable. And whilst a circle is found with decidedly much less banal contents-a lady along with her throat slashed-Adamsberg is aware that this can be only the start.

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Niceville: Book One of the Niceville Trilogy (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By Carsten Stroud

Rainey Teague disappears on his manner domestic from institution, actually vanishing into skinny air. he is there one second and long past the following, captured on protection cameras. After he's stumbled on, the nightmare purely will get deeper, specifically for detective Nick Kavanaugh and his spouse, Kate, a family members perform legal professional. they've got all been drawn right into a shadow global among lifestyles and death--a global the place a guy killed on Friday evening is in a duel on Sunday, the place an armed theft triggers a disastrous cascade of occasions that ricochets throughout twenty assorted lives, and the place Nick and Kate will come nose to nose with the traditional strength of anger and evil that lurks underneath Niceville.
 

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