Play Dirty: A Novel

By Sandra Brown

Number one New York Times bestselling writer Sandra Brown is again with a gripping tale of obsession and its lethal consequences.

After 5 lengthy years in federal criminal, Griff Burkett is a unfastened guy. however the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can by no means go back to lifestyles as he knew it sooner than he used to be stuck dishonest. In a spot the place soccer is virtually a faith, Griff devoted a cardinal sin, and not anyone is forgiving.

Foster Speakman, proprietor and CEO of SunSouth airways, and his spouse, Laura, are a golden couple. profitable and prosperous, they lived a charmed existence sooner than destiny cruelly intervened and denied them the single factor they sought after such a lot -- a toddler. it truly is acknowledged that cash cannot purchase every little thing. however it should purchase a disgraced soccer participant clean out of felony and out of prospects.

The activity Griff consents to do for the Speakmans calls for secrecy. yet he quickly unearths himself once more within the highlight of suspicion. An unsolved homicide comes again to hang-out him within the type of his nemesis, Stanley Rodarte, who has made Griff's destruction his life's project. whereas safeguarding his new firm, Griff also needs to guard these round him, specifically Laura Speakman, from Rodarte's ruthlessness. Griff stands to realize the top payoff he may perhaps ever think, yet making the most of it's going to require him to forfeit his purely likelihood for redemption...and love.

Griff is now taking part in a high-stakes video game, and on the ultimate whistle, one participant may be dead.

Play Dirty is Sandra Brown's wildest experience but, with hairpin turns of plot all alongside the best way. The clock is ticking down on a fallen soccer big name, who misplaced every thing as a result of means he performed the sport. Now his destiny -- his lifestyles -- hinges on one final play.

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The Blue Ring

By A.J. Quinnell

A mystery concentrated round the breaking of a multi-million buck vice ring of gear and prostitution.

Amazon review:

5.0 out of five stars My favorite writer! 7 Sep 2003
By Mr. M. Lee

A. J. Quinell: All of his books ooze category ~ put money into the complete set of his paintings now (while you will get carry of them). I revisit all of his books frequently ~ the characters relatively do come alive.

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By Simon Denman

Brief Synopsis

CONNECTED is a speculative fiction mystery with touches of technological know-how and philosophy, which reached No.1 in Amazon UK's Bestseller lists for either Thrillers and technological know-how Fiction inside of five days of release.

Beginning with the funeral of a well known classical violinist in a sleepy rural hamlet within the Lake District, a former theoretical physicist attempts to make experience of his brother's suicide. around the nation, a college scholar, having fun with the unforeseen attentions of an enigmatic seductress, is disturbed whilst his ally falls to his demise from the 13th ground of a neighbouring campus tower block.

As each one attempts to resolve the secret in the back of the plain suicides, they're drawn into an obsessive look for a computer-generated fractal video series, with startling results on human attention, and which would simply pave the best way for discovery of the final word thought of every little thing.

However, they aren't the single ones to have visible the opportunity of this mind-altering video, and shortly locate themselves in a determined race opposed to time with gangsters from the shadowy worlds of intercourse, medicinal drugs, cyber-crime, and vastly multi-player online gaming.

Science Content

Although, because the stories testify, hooked up has been loved by means of many with out heritage in computing device technology, Mandelbrot Fractal geometry, string idea, quantum physics or mind technological know-how, people with a few curiosity or wisdom in those parts appear to have relatively loved the booklet.

One reason behind this seems to be that the majority of those references are literally in line with truth. in fact, a few readers have most popular to skim those sections, and declare that this didn't detract from the tale. Others have favored the medical element and constancy, and a few have even thanked the writer for explaining such issues in a fashion that enabled them to benefit anything new.

Philosophy, technology and Religion

Although hooked up is generally loved as a fast paced secret mystery, it's also, to a constrained quantity, in regards to the inevitable clash among technology and faith. the 2 major male protagonists occur to be atheist, and a few of the discussion explores the several options and attitudes relating a few of life’s deeper questions. those comprise the origins of the universe, the character of recognition, and even if there will be lifestyles after dying. back those philosophical references to religion and atheism are few, and ordinarily rather brief, yet all are an important to the story.

Setting and slang

CONNECTED is a modern novel, set completely in England. because the tale unfolds via converging plot threads, the motion switches among a fictitious village within the Lake District, the college of Essex in Colchester (an previous Roman city approximately 60 miles north-east of London), Bracknell (a more moderen suburban city a few forty miles west of London), and North London.

Consequently, there's a few British slang and coffee use of undesirable language (e.g. a number of situations of the F-word etc.) according to the age and heritage of the characters.

Why Connected?

Years in the past, whereas the writer used to be at collage, a fellow pupil had a breakdown and used to be admitted to the neighborhood psychiatric health facility. a number of, who knew him good, went to go to and mentioned that he’d in this case misplaced the plot and was once gabbling incomprehensibly of getting chanced on the reply to existence, the universe and every thing.

While most folk appeared fed on with unhappiness and pity at this, the author’s first proposal was once, “What if he quite had came upon a few common truth?” even if by no means heavily believing that he had, it was once on that day that the seed of an concept lodged in his younger mind – a seed that years later may germinate into the drafting of the 1st 3 chapters of attached from a cabin within the French Alps.

For extra information, please stopover at the author's site.

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Extinction Machine: A Joe Ledger Novel

By Jonathan Maberry

In Extinction computing device, the 5th Joe Ledger ebook by way of Jonathan Maberry, the DMS needs to move up opposed to someone―or something―in seek of latest know-how which may lead to international war

The President of the USA vanishes from the White apartment.

A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed in the course of a try out flight. Witnesses at the floor say that it used to be shot down via a craft that instantly vanished at very unlikely speeds.

All over the area studies of UFOs are expanding at an alarming fee.

And in a distant fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have came upon anything that's certainly no longer of this earth. There are rumors of alien-human hybrids dwelling between us.

Joe Ledger and the dep. of army Sciences rush headlong into the warmth of the world's strangest and deadliest palms race, as the worldwide race to get better and retro-engineer alien applied sciences has simply hit a snag. Someone―or something--wants that expertise back.

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The Lost Labyrinth (Daniel Knox, Book 3)

By Will Adams

Truth collides with fiction in Will Adams 3rd pulse-pounding event that includes the enigmatic Daniel Knox. 20 years after vanishing with out a hint, French archaeologist Roland Petitier makes a dramatic reappearance at an incredible Athens convention, promising an impressive locate - the mythical Golden Fleece. yet prior to he may give his speak, he's chanced on lifeless in a lodge room; and an out-of-control policeman places Petitier's onetime protege Augustin Pascal into extensive care, then later accuses him of Petitier's homicide. in basic terms Augustin's closest neighbors, Daniel Knox and Gaille Bonnard can end up his innocence. even though, rumours of the fleece's rediscovery have unfold, and. formidable Georgian oligarch Nergadze is set to get it first. He sends his psychopathic grandson Mikhail to Athens with orders to deliver it again. Mikhail quick turns into confident that Dan Knox has it, and slowly strikes in for the kill!

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By Amy Tintera

In this fast paced dystopian thrill experience, excellent for lovers of The starvation Games, Legend, and Divergent, a seventeen-year-old woman returns from dying as a Reboot and is expert as an elite crime-fighting soldier . . . till she is given an order she refuses to obey.

Wren Connolly died 5 years in the past, in simple terms to Reboot after 178 mins. Now she is likely one of the deadliest Reboots round . . . in contrast to her most recent trainee, Callum 22, who's essentially nonetheless human. As Wren attempts to educate Callum tips to be a soldier, his hopeful smile works its well past her defenses. regrettably, Callum’s giant middle additionally makes him a legal responsibility, and Wren is ordered to put off him. to avoid wasting Callum, Wren should danger it all.

Wren’s attractive voice and not going romance with Callum will hold readers glued to the web page in Amy Tintera’s high-stakes trade reality.

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Timebomb (Paul Richter)

By James Barrington

The fourth action-packed techno-espionage mystery that includes maverick British agent Paul Richter

What must have been a regimen arrest becomes a bloody shoot-out close to Geneva that leaves 4 terrorists and 4 policeman useless, and Richter at the run from a homicide cost. in the direction of domestic, a homeless person is viciously murdered at the Isle of Sheppey, then a surveillance operation in Stuttgart is going badly improper whilst somebody information off the terrorists that the police are final in. As Richter appears to be like for a few connection among those generally separated occasions, he discovers a diabolical plot meant to devastate the town of London and go away millions dead—a plot that might mix the world’s biggest ever non-nuclear explosion with the facility of the ocean to lethal impact. because the stress mounts, Richter unearths himself pitted opposed to either a vicious and hugely skilled expert terrorist and a ruthless gang of foreign criminals—but the id of the mastermind comes as a surprise to everyone.

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The Late Monsieur Gallet (Inspector Maigret)

By Georges Simenon

The second one e-book within the new Penguin Maigret sequence: Georges Simenon's devastating story of misfortune, betrayal and the weak point of relatives ties, in a brand new translation through Anthea Bell.

Instead of the aspect filling itself in and turning into clearer, it looked as if it would get away him. The face of the fellow within the ill-fitting coat simply misted up in order that it not often appeared human. In thought this psychological portrait was once more than enough, yet now it used to be changed via fleeting photographs which must have additional as much as one and an identical guy yet which refused to get themselves into concentration. The situations of Monsieur Gallet's dying all appear faux: the identify the deceased was once traveling lower than and his presumed career, and extra worryingly, his family's grief. Their haughtiness turns out to conceal ambiguous emotions concerning the hapless guy. during this haunting tale, Maigret discovers the appalling fact and the genuine crime hidden in the back of the skin of lies.

Penguin is publishing the whole sequence of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been released in prior translations as Maigret Stonewalled and The demise of Monsieur Gallet.

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray

'One of the best writers of the 20th century . . . Simenon was once unrivaled at making us glance inside of, even though the facility used to be masked by way of his brilliance at soaking up us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian

'A splendid author . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The self sustaining

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The Road

By Catherine Jinks

A stunning and grotesque homicide wakes an old evil in outback Australia. A truck motive force, a schoolboy and a retired couple on their dream vacation, are between a bunch of travelers stuck up in a supernatural time loop. Trapped on an extended stretch of the Silver urban road, simply outdoor damaged Hill, they input a nightmarish trip from which there turns out no break out. Following the grotesque discovery of the bloodied and battered our bodies of a tender lady and a guy on a estate no longer faraway from the road, the truck driving force is compelled to confront the very actual probability that there's a killer at the free after which persuade his fellow visitors that they're all at risk.

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Silent Arsenal (Stony Man)

By Don Pendleton

Stony Man
The covert staff often called Stony guy has a presidential mandate: maintain democracy secure from terror, homicide, and mayhem. consequently, those elite techno-warriors and battle-hardened commandos take it to the enemy anywhere the following clash happens. Now, for the devoted warriors, it truly is all the way down to soiled enterprise, as a weaponized plague is unleased around the globe. . .

Silent Arsenal
The outbreak of a synthetic virus that's 100-percent deadly takes Phoenix strength and capable group right into a battle opposed to terror that is spreading from the jungles of Myanmar to Somalia, and around the globe to Europe. monitoring the madness to its resource, Stony guy discovers that once the smoke clears, they're dealing with the worst of all attainable nightmares: a conspiracy made in America.

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