Acts of Betrayal
By John Trenhaile
Two friends who had taken the bar together end up taking very different paths... one is about to crown his ambition with a judgeship - the other stands accused of high treason in a plot to kill the Queen.Successful attorney Frank Thornton stands accused of taking part in an IRA plot to assassinate the Queen. He is shocked when the chief witness against him turns out to be Alistair Scrutton, his law school chum. Frank calls on Roz Forbes, the deputy editor of The Times, to save him from certain execution for treason.But it is the shadowy figure of Krait, an international terrorist and assassin, who hold the key to the mystery of Thornton's plight...
After She's Gone
By Lisa Jackson
Cassie Kramer and her sister Allie dreamed of taking Hollywood by storm. But Allie was more beautiful, more talented, more driven. While Cassie got bit parts, Allie rose to stardom. But now her body double has been killed - and Allie herself is missing. To the police, Cassie looks like a suspect: the jealous sister who grew sick of playing a supporting role. As the tabloids go into a frenzy, Cassie ends up on a Portland psych ward, where a sinister figure comes to her bedside, whispering about Allie. Is someone trying to help - or drive her mad? A slew of murders makes Cassie fear for her safety and her sanity. The only way to end the nightmare is to find out what really happened to Allie. And with each discovery, Cassie realizes that no one can be trusted to keep her safe - least of all herself...
Against All Reason
By John Trenhaile
Child psychologist Thelma Vestrey inherits a number of seriously disturbed teenage patients when she takes up a new post in Paradise Bay, California. The most difficult of these, Richard Delacroix - rich, spoilt, aggressively anti-social - seems to be beyond her help.It is not until Richard's mother, Aurelia, begs Thelma to help protect her son from his own father that she begins to suspect that the boy may be in great danger. There is something terribly wrong in his family.Thelma's worst fears seem to be confirmed when Aurelia's body is found. It looks like suicide; Thelma knows that it could be murder. Joining forces with FBI agent Daniel Kozgrow, she finds herself caught up in a case far beyond her experience: a macabre and hideously dangerous journey through the grim recesses of an extraordinary family history.
Aid and Comfort
By Ted Allbeury
One spring day in 1985 Arthur Casey marches into the Soviet embassy in Washington offering his services as an informant. He's the most valuable asset the KGB will ever have. Yuri Volkov is the KGB officer appointed as Jarvis's 'controller'. He comes to despise the weak and feckless American prepared to send men to their deaths for financial gain. Larry Getz is the senior CIA officer who must hunt down the traitor in their midst. So begins a cat-and-mouse game of danger and deception, bluff and double-bluff in which, if Getz is to succeed, he'll have to bend the rules and violate the sanctity of the US Constitution. But does the end justify the means? And Just how dirty is Getz prepared to play?
Alias the Saint
By Leslie Charteris
Simon Templar is the Saint - daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a timeIn three more classic tales, the Saint continues to push his luck in his own inimitable style. The Story of a Dead Man sees the Saint in a more mundane line of work - running an office and writing letters to the editor - until Inspector Teal comes to investigate the mysterious Mr Vanney and the Saint's real intentions come to light. In The Impossible Crime, a bored Saint tackles a most unlikely mystery: a man who has somehow been shot in a locked room. And in The National Debt Simon Templar stumbles across a remote Welsh inn where a series of strange things is happening... another job for the Saint!
The Alice Quentin Collection 1-3
By Kate Rhodes
Meet Alice Quentin, a forensic psychologist who'll do anything to crack a case - even if it means putting herself in danger, in this collection of three gripping novels. CROSSBONES YARD: the discovery of a body in a former graveyard pulls Alice Quentin into a terrifying copycat serial killing case. A KILLING OF ANGELS: someone is taking revenge on members of the Angel Bank - but why? Only Alice can find out. THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS: a ten-year-old girl is kidnapped in a homage to notorious child-killer Louis Kinsella. Alice must confront him to find out what he knows - before Ella's time runs out...
By Caleb Carr
THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING SENSATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EBOOKNow a major Netflix series starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel BrühlOver 3 million copies sold worldwide108,000 Goodreads ratings For fans of Mindhunter and Sherlock Holmes************************ New York City, 1896. Hypocrisy in high places is rife, police corruption commonplace, and a brutal killer is terrorising young male prostitutes. Forensics and psychological profiling are still in their infancy, but as the body count rises, Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls on eminent psychologist or 'alienist', Dr Laszlo Kreizler and crime reporter John Schuyler Moore to trial these new methods.Kreizler, Moore and their team must venture to the darkest corners of New York - and the human mind - to catch the sadistic killer before they strike again.************************Praise for The Alienist'The Alienist isn't only an ingenious thriller. Carr brings enormous gusto to his portrait of old New York' Independent'Gripping, atmospheric, intelligent, and entertaining'USA Today'Richly atmospheric . . . You can smell the fear in the air' New York Times
All Our Tomorrows
By Ted Allbeury
The year is 1982. As politicians bicker, a neutral Britain's decline accelerates into anarchy. The Prime Minister accepts the Russian offer to 'help restore law and order'. Faced with a national breakdown he has no choice. Millions collaborate. But as Soviet troops take over Britain's streets, men like Harry Andrews and Jamie Boyle go underground. For them there is only one answer to the life-and-death question: Is freedom worth fighting for?A nation demoralised, a way of life obliterated: they said it could never happen...but there are flashes of resistance from a freedom loving few...
By Greg Rucka
Jonathan 'Jad' Bell has spent a lifetime in the US army. He can be relied on to get the job done, whatever happens, whatever the cost. So when someone needs to go undercover at the nation's biggest amusement park, Jad is the obvious choice. Aside from dealing with fights and missing children, his main responsibility is to prevent the nightmare scenario from coming to pass. This is the nightmare scenario:A group of well-trained, highly motivated terrorists infiltrate the park. They cut off all escape routes. They take hostages. They ensure every camera in the world is trained on Wilsonville...and then they turn it into a bloodbath.And on the day the nightmare becomes real, Jad and his team are all that stands between a band of ruthless killers and thousands of innocent people... including Jad's estranged wife and daughter.
The Alpha List
By Ted Allbeury
Dave Marsh and Charlie Kelly grew up together on the backstreets of Birmingham. Now Charlie is a Labour MP and Dave an Intelligence agent. When Charlie comes under suspicion of passing secrets to the Russians, Dave is given the task of investigating his old friend. He seems to be able to prove his case soon enough, but as Charlie points out, he doesn't know half of what is really going on. He doesn't know about the Alpha List.THE ALPHA LIST is a classic espionage thriller from one of the true masters of the genre.
By Richard Lange
WINNER OF THE 2014 HAMMETT PRIZELuz has made a lot of mistakes, but she's trying to make up for it. She's worked it all out. She's quit the drugs. She's only taking the clothes on her back, a gun and the money in her husband's safe. She's going to find her daughter and no one's going to stop her. The corpses in the hallway weren't part of the plan. In this powerful story of revenge and redemption, one woman's desperate break for freedom will change the lives of criminals and cops on both sides of the border.
The Angel of Darkness
By Caleb Carr
The sequel to the internationally bestselling historical thriller THE ALIENIST, now a major Netflix series, starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Brühl.A year after the events that took place in the bestselling THE ALIENIST, the cast of characters are again brought together to investigate a crime committed in the heady days of New York in the 1890s, this time narrated by the orphan Stevie Taggert. A young child, the daughter of Spanish diplomats, disappears. It seems she has been abducted but no ransom note is received and the detectives Isaacson quickly discover that a nurse, Elspeth Hunter, is probably the kidnapper.They also discover that Hunter has been a little too closely connected with the death of three other infants. But what are her motives? She married a fortune, and although she is connected to some fairly rough villains this crime does not fit their modus operandi. Is it something as 'simple' as psychological disturbance due to her own inability to bear children, or something more sinister unguessed at?
As Time Goes By
By Ted Allbeury
In 1942 three young women are parachuted into the Dordogne to work for a Special Operations Executive network. Their leader is Harry Bailey,a young man who loves one of them and fears for them all.Paulette, the passionately committed Frenchwoman, who never forgets her need for revenge against the Germans... down-to-earth Vi, motivated by an unselfish sense of obligation... Jenny, the least committed of the three, and the one who must find the most courage.As the months of dangerous waiting turn at last into active combat behind enemy lines as D-Day approaches, the three heroines' story moves to its unforgettable climax.'Striking... he makes the menacing atmosphere of wartime France startlingly real' - Daily Telegraph
By Ted Allbeury
Operation MKUltra. The CIA's most secret project. Involving mind-control under the influence of drugs and hypnosis, it uses unwitting individuals for intelligence gathering and counter-espionage. The illicit experiments carried out under MKUltra can have terrifying - sometimes tragic - human consequences.It is Senator Joe Maguire's task to monitor the goings-on of MKUltra and to pick up the pieces when things go wrong. A fundamentally decent man, Maguire is plagued with doubts about what he is doing. Just how far should one go to protect democracy against those who whould destroy it?
The Avenging Saint
By Leslie Charteris
Simon Templar is the Saint - daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time.After a fruitless chase across Europe on the tail of his enemy Rayt Marius, the Saint returns to London with a price on his head. But adventure is never far from Simon Templar's door, and soon he finds himself rescuing Sonia Delmar, a munitions heiress, from Marius's clutches. Sonia allies with the Saint - in a bid to prevent Marius and his ally Prince Rudolf bringing war and destruction to Europe.