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51 1980 2023 Congo
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Michael Crichton  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.

Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies - all motionless except for one moving image - a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.

In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642…a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition - along with Amy - is sent into the Congo, where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death.....

Congo was adapted to the screen and directed by Frank Marshall.
52 2019 Criss Cross
Alex Cross #27
James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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53 2018 2019 The Crooked Staircase
Jane Hawk #3
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk - who dazzled readers in The Silent Corner and The Whispering Room - faces the fight of her life, against the threat of a lifetime, in this electrifying thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz.

"I could be dead tomorrow. Or something worse than dead."


Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...or make her wish she was.

Jane’s ruthless pursuers can’t stop her from drawing a bead on her prey: a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern Southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:

THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW

Praise for The Crooked Staircase


“An absorbing thriller full of fresh touches… Writing his unusual heroine, Koontz keeps the pages alive with attitude as well as action…. For Hawk, who is as fearless as she is beautiful, no obstacle is too great, especially with the well-being of her hidden-away five-year-old son on her mind.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Spellbinding… Beautifully plotted and written with notable care and flare… The Hawk series… is among [Koontz’s] best work.” - Booklist (starred review)

“Unrelenting… [Jane] rivets readers’ attention…. Michael Crichton fans and thriller aficionados who appreciate a fierce female protagonist…should be urged to meet Jane Hawk.” - Library Journal
54 2006 Cross
Alex Cross #12
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James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING TYLER PERRY

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge-raising his children without their mother.

Years later Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love.

Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning, psychotic killer he has ever faced...and it pushes him dangerously close to the breaking point.
55 2008 Cross Country
Alex Cross #14
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James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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Detective Alex Cross pursues the most ruthless killer he's ever encountered-to a land of sheer terror and back. It's the worst crime scene Alex Cross has ever seen, and then more killings, each one more ruthless than the last, quickly follow. After one death comes terrifyingly close to home, Alex realizes he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. Digging deeper into the case, Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, uncover a shocking Washington, D.C., underworld: a gang of teenage thugs headed by a warlord known only as the Tiger. When the Tiger's elusive trail turns up in Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Unprotected and alone, can Alex manage to both survive and catch the killer?
56 2023 Cross Down
Alex Cross #31
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57 2010 Cross Fire
Alex Cross #17
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James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington DC's most corrupt: a dirty Congressman and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction. As Alex struggles with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in DC and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross--and his family--for good.
58 2015 Cross Justice
Alex Cross #23
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59 2014 Cross My Heart
Alex Cross #21
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CROSS MY HEART
by James Patterson


ALEX CROSS BECOMES THE OBSESSION OF A GENIUS OF MENACE - WHO IS SET ON PROVING THAT HE IS THE GREATEST MIND IN THE HISTORY OF CRIME.

Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart - nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree.  His love of family is his anchor, giving him the strength to confront evil in his work.  One man understands this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most devastating and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them.  But if he even tries, they will die.

Cross My Heart is a white-knuckle, heart-in-your-throat thriller, an epic story of vengeance and survival propelled by the ever-ingenious mind of James Patterson.
60 2016 Cross the Line
Alex Cross #24
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Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer... with a conscience.


Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.  When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers.  Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case.  But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region.  The deadly scenes share only one common thread - the victims are all criminals.  And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.  As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.
61 2015 2023 The Crossing
Harry Bosch #18
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THE CROSSING


Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help.  A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man.  The murder rap seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup.

Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case.  The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: If Haller's client didn't do it, then who did?  With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging.  Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.

Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, THE CROSSING shows without a shadow of a doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

"Ingeniously constructed and ambitious in scope."
- Washington Post

"Another great character study mixed with a truly baffling puzzle."
- Associated Press
62 2013 The Cuckoo's Calling
Cormoran Strike #1
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THE CUCKOO'S CALLING
by Robert Galbraith
A Brilliant Debut Mystery in a Classic Vein:
Detective Cormoran Strike Investigates a Supermodel's Suicide.


After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator.  Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling.  He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier.  The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that.  The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him
to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike.  You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.  Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
63 2021 2024 The Dark Hours
Harry Bosch #23
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"RELENTLESS ON THEIR OWN, BALLARD'S AND BOSCH'S
COMBINED SKILLS... COULD BE COMBUSTIBLE."
- Los Angeles Times


There's chaos in Hollywood on New Year's Eve.  Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard seeks shelter at the end of the countdown to wait out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air.  When reports start to roll in of shattered windshields and other damage, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party.

It doesn't take long for Ballard to determine that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky.  Ballard's investigation leads her to look into another unsolved murder - a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch.

Ballard and Bosch team up once again to find out where the old and new cases intersect.  All the while, they must look over their shoulders.  The killer who has stayed undetected for so long knows they are coming after him.

"THOROUGHLY ENGROSSING... OFFERS PLENTY OF
SHOCKING SCENES AND CLEVER SURPRISES."
- Wall Street Journal

"FEW WRITERS CAN CAPTURE THE GRITTY STREETS OF LA -
AND TIE INNER WORKINGS OF THE LAPD - LIKE CONNELLY."
- Entertainment Weekly
64 2018 2024 Dark Sacred Night
Harry Bosch #21
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When Detective Renée Ballard returns to Hollywood Station to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets, she's shocked that it's retired detective Harry Bosch working a cold case.  Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself.

The murder was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway whose body was left in a dumpster like trash.  Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened, and to finally bring a killer to justice.  The two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.

DARK SACRED NIGHT for the first time brings together two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum.  And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press).

"Connelly writes cops better than anyone in the business."
- NEW YORK POST
65 2021 2023 Dark Sky
Joe Pickett #21
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"ANOTHER PAGE-TURNER FOR BOX, WHO WRITES
LYRICALLY ABOUT BIG SKY COUNTRY"
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

While elk hunting In the wilds of Wyoming, game warden Joe Pickett finds himself and a VIP guest being hunted.  The man he's guiding has a seemingly endless list of enemies, but it is up to Pickett to find out who has him in their sights - and why.


When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly treks into the mountains with his high-profile charge.  What they don't know is that a man-hunter is hot on their heels, driven by a desire for revenge.  Finding himself without a weapon, a horse, or a way to communicate, Joe must rely on his wits and his knowledge of the outdoors to protect himself and his companion.

Meanwhile, Joe's closest friend, Nate Romanowski, and Joe's daughter Sheridan learn of the threat to Joe's life and follow him into the woods.  In a stunning final showdown, the three of them come up against the worst that nature - and man - have to offer.

"A STRONG ENTRY IN THIS LONG-RUNNING AND
WILDLY POPULAR SERIES." -BOOKLIST
66 2007 The Darkest Evening of the Year
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Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers.  Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse.  Among her friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern.  To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home.  The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny.  Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha.  But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents.  An ominous stranger.  A mysterious home invasion.

And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy's every move and that, whoever it is, he's not alone.  Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she's always been there to save.  But now there's no one to save Amy and those she loves.  From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have listeners captivated until dawn.

DEAN KOONTZ, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.

KIRSTEN KAIROS is a voice-over artist and singer who has toured worldwide  and recorded with a number of artists including Julio Iglesias and David Lee Roth.  Her voice can be heard on numerous radio and television commercials as well as character voices for animation.
67 2001 2022 A Darkness More than Night
Terry McCaleb #2
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A DARKNESS MORE
THAN NIGHT


It was a case some cops could live with: the torture killing of a man who spread horrors of his own.  Yet one investigator believes the unknown assailant will strike again, and she persuades former criminal profiler Terry McCaleb to leave his quiet life to help her out.  In a horrific morass of crime scene details, McCaleb deciphers a message and finds a suspect: a Los Angeles detective named Harry Bosch who has spent too many years looking at too much darkness.  But while Bosch may have had a good reason to murder a man in a West Hollywood apartment, he has an even better one for staying alive - and for finding a suspect of his own.

"POWERFUL."  -Wall Street Journal

"SURPRISING AND SUSPENSEFUL."  -People

"[A] GREAT THRILLER."
-Denver Rocky Mountain News
68 2010 Dead or Alive
Jack Ryan World #13
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Grant Blackwood  
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TOM CLANCY'S GREATEST
CHARACTERS FACE THEIR
DEADLIEST CHALLENGE.


After almost a decade, Tom Clancy - the acknowledged master of international intrigue and nonstop military action - returns to the world he knows better than anyone: a world of chaos, caught in the crossfire of politics and power, placed on the edge of annihilation by evil men.

But there are other men who are honor-bound to stop the bloodshed and protect their homeland - by any means necessary....


It is called the Campus.  It was secretly created under the administration of President Jack Ryan, its sole purpose to hunt down, locate, and eliminate terrorists and those who protect them, at will, without sanction or oversight.  A self-sufficient entity, it has no official connection to the American government - a necessity in a time when those in power consider themselves above such arcane concepts as loyalty, justice, and right or wrong.

Covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. and his compatriots at the Campus have waged this silent war in every corner of the world.  Now joined by two of his father's closest allies, black ops warriors John Clark and "Ding" Chavez, as well as Brian and Dominic Caruso and Mary Pat Foley, the Campus has come up against its greatest foe: a sadistic killer known as the Emir.

The mastermind of countless horrific attacks, the Emir has eluded capture by every law enforcement agency in the world - a fact that the Campus is determined to change.  But his greatest devastation is yet to be unleashed, as he plans a monumental single strike that will destroy the heart of America, unless the Campus can take him, dead or alive.
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On the trail of the Emir, Jack Ryan Jr. will find himself following in his legendary father's footsteps on a deadly manhunt that will take him and his allies around the globe, into the shadowy arenas of political gamesmanship, and back onto U.S. soil - in a battle to prevent the fall of the West....

Together for the first time, an all-star cast of Tom Clancy's characters races to ensure the nation's survival and to complete their mission: the desperate search for a madman who may be hiding in plain sight.

Thirty years ago TOM CLANCY was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history.  Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel.  His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn."  Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.

GRANT BLACKWOOD, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent three years aboard a guided missile frigate as operations specialist and pilot rescue swimmer.  He is coauthor, with Clive Cussler, of the New York Times bestsellers Spartan Gold and Lost Empire.  He is also the author of the Briggs Tanner series - The End of Enemies, The Wall of Night, and An Echo of War.  He lives in Colorado.

CONNECT ONLINE
WWW.TOMCLANCY.COM
FACEBOOK.COM/TOMCLANCYAUTHOR
69 2020 Deadly Cross
Alex Cross #28
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70 1994 Debt of Honor
Jack Ryan World #7
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Tom Clancy
Debt of Honor


Every novel by Tom Clancy has been "a jaw-tightener and a nail-biter of the first order," as the San Diego Union described Without Remorse.  But Debt of Honor surpasses them all, with Jack Ryan facing his greatest challenge - against a peril that may become all too real.

In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war....

The end of history.  The new world order.  Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new.

On the Pacific island of Saipan, a wealthy Japanese businessman regards his new-bought land with satisfaction.  In the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka, a foreign navy begins a series of highly unusual exercises.  At the headquarters of America's major stock-clearing corporation, an engineer brings a customized computer program on-line for the first time, and smiles at his own private joke.  Three seemingly unrelated incidents, but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world.

Called out of retirement to serve as the new President's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the prob-
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lems of peace are fully as complex as those of war.  Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed.  What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is.  And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America's territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, who must prepare an untested President to meet the challenge, if Ryan can only figure out how.  For there is a debt of honor to be paid - and the price will be terrifyingly high....

Debt of Honor is Tom Clancy's most timely and gripping novel yet.  Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "This man can tell a story."

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, and Without Remorse.  He is also the author of the nonfiction books Submarine and the forthcoming Armored Cav.  He lives in Maryland.
71 2012 2023 Deep Down
Jack Reacher #16.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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72 2022 Desert Star
Renée Ballard #5
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LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale”—a man responsible for the murder of an entire family.

A year has passed since LAPD detective Renée Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralization, and endless red tape. But after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her own ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving “the Late Show” to rebuild and lead the cold case unit at the elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him—the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come volunteer as an investigator in her new Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his “white whale” with the resources of the LAPD behind him.

First priority for Ballard is to clear the unsolved rape and murder of a sixteen-year-old girl. The decades-old case is essential to the councilman who supported re-forming the unit, and who could shutter it again—the victim was his sister. When Ballard gets a “cold hit” connecting the killing to a similar crime, proving that a serial predator has been at work in the city for years, the political pressure has never been higher. To keep momentum going, she has to pull Bosch off his own investigation, the case that is the consummation of his lifelong mission.

The two must put aside old resentments and new tensions to run to ground not one but two dangerous killers who have operated with brash impunity. In what may be his most gripping and profoundly moving book yet, Michael Connelly shows once again why he has been dubbed “one of the greatest crime writers of all time” (Ryan Steck, Crimereads).
73 2021 The Devil's Hand
Terminal List #4
Jack Carr  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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74 1956 2017 Diamonds Are Forever
James Bond #4
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The Spangled Mob are no ordinary American gangsters. They prey on the addictions of the wealthy and treat the poor as collateral. Their ruthless desire for power and fierce brotherly loyalty make them deadly and invincible. James Bond must go deep undercover in his urgent new assignment: to destroy their millionaire masterminds, Jack and Seraffimo Spang. But the Spangs’ cruel influence is everywhere, from dusty African diamond mines to the frenzied gambling dens of Las Vegas. Can Bond find his men before his cover is blown?
75 1998 2022 Die Trying
Jack Reacher #2
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When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....
76 2018 2023 The Disappeared
Joe Pickett #18
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"Joe Pickett, the conscientious game warden in these rugged novels... shows the tough-and-tender qualities that make him such a great guy to have on your side."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has to contend with two cases, both of them lethal - and one of them surprisingly close to home.


Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate.  A prominent British businesswoman never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard.

At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of an issue passionately felt by falconers, but inexplicably being blocked.  It seems like a matter of lesser importance to Joe right now, but the more he digs into both cases, the more someone is trying to stop him.  Is it because of the missing woman or the falconers?  Or are they somehow connected?

"Thriller writing at its very best, as big and broad as the Wyoming landscape." -THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

"Superlative...  Series fans and newcomers alike will be rewarded."
-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
77 1993 DisclosureMichael Crichton  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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78 1958 2018 Doctor No
James Bond #6
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JAMES BOND
battles a power mad maniac on a
CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF DEATH...

Ace undercover agent James Bond goes to the Caribbean to find out why a secret service team has mysteriously vanished.  There on an exotic tropical island he meets a beautiful nature girl and discovers the hideout of Doctor No, a six-foot-six madman with a fantastic secret, a mania for torture, and a list to kill.

For incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, extraordinary danger, read
IAN FLEMING


Other Signet JAMES BOND THRILLERS include:

CASINO ROYALE
LIVE AND LET DIE
GOLDFINGER
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
MOONRAKER
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER


IAN FLEMING creator of the world's best-known secret agent, was consultant on foreign affairs to the London Sunday Times.  In all, he wrote thirteen James Bond novels.  The twelfth, You Only Live Twice, is published in hardcover by New American Library; the thirteenth, The Man with the Golden Gun, will be published in the spring of 1965.  Mr. Fleming died August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.

PUBLISHED BY THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
79 2007 Double Cross
Alex Cross #13
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Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game--this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.

A spate of elaborate murders in Washington, D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There's only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience.

As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he's after is a genius of terror--and he's after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings--and he'll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington, D.C. has ever seen.
80 2017 2023 Dragon Teeth
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Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel - a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.


The year is 1876.  Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape.  In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution.  Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense.  Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice.  William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William's newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West's most notorious characters.

Drawing on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined.  Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

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81 2011 2023 The Drop
Harry Bosch #15
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THE DROP

Given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, Detective Harry Bosch wants cases more fiercely than ever - and in one morning he gets two.  DNA from a 1989 murder matches that of a twenty-nine-year-old convicted rapist.  Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab?

When a city councilman's son jumps - or is dropped - from a window at the Chateau Marmont, Bosch is called to a death scene fraught with internal politics.  Bosch's old nemesis, the coulcilman demands that Bosch handle the investigation.

Now relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch make two chilling discoveries: a sadistic killer has been operating unknown in the city for more than two decades - and a political conspiracy threatens to reveal the dark history of the police department itself.

"A GREAT STORY OF MANY PIECES THAT COALESCE INTO PAGE-TURNING LITERATURE."
- Boston Globe

"CONNELLY WRITES COPS BETTER THAN ANYONE IN THE BUSINESS."
New York Post
82 2001 2022 Echo Burning
Jack Reacher #5
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"Jalapeño-hot suspense...  As sweltering as the El Paso sun."
- People


Thumbing across the scorched Texas desert, Jack Reacher has nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there.  Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is Carmen Greer.  For Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch.  Carmen's got a wild story to tell - all about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that's purely gothic.  She's also got a plan.  Reacher's part of it.  And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both thier lives.

"Child builds suspense to almost unbearable extremes."
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The best mystery I have read this year."
- The Boston Globe
83 2006 2023 Echo Park
Harry Bosch #12
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ECHO PARK


In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket.  Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found.  Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the District Attorney.  A man accused of Iwo heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto.  Taking the confession of the man he has sought - and hated - for thirteen years is bad enough.  Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.

"TERRIFIC... FAST-MOVING... SUPERBLY PLOTTED... CONNELLY GETS EVERYTHING RIGHT."
- New York Times Book Review

"CONNELLY IS, QUITE SIMPLY, THE BEST OF THE BEST."
- Philadelphia Inquirer

"A SUSPENSEFUL, FAST-PACED BOSCH PAGE-TURNER."
- Associated Press

"DELIVERS ALL THE PUNCH OF A COMPELLING, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER."
- People
84 2006 2009 Empire
Empire #1
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The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone.

The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop, and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own.

When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?

[A] relentless thriller, which couldn't be timelier."
- Booklist
85 2015 2023 Endangered
Joe Pickett #15
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"Once again, Box delivers a winner.  Grade: A."
- CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

"Try and read this in one sitting, because you won't want to put it down for a minute."
- SUSPENSE MAGAZINE


She was gone.  Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even more - Joe's eighteen-year-old daughter, April, has run off with him.

And then comes even worse news: the body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway - alive, but just barely, the victim of blunt-force trauma.  It is April, and the doctors don't know if she'll recover.  Cates denies having anything to do with it - says she ran off from him, too - and there's evidence that points to another man.  But Joe knows in his gut who's responsible.  What he doesn't know is the kind of danger he's about to encounter.  Cates is bad enough, but Cates's family is like none Joe has ever met before.

Joe's going to find out the truth, even if it kills him.  And this time, it just might.
86 2004 2022 The Enemy
Jack Reacher #8
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"A page turner!...  Le Child is a thriller writer you should know about it you don't already."
- CBS News Sunday Morning


Jack Reacher.  Hero.  Loner.  Soldier.  Soldier's son.  An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars.  But in every cop's life there is one case that changes everything.  For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

"An unforgettable hero... [The Enemy] may be the best Reacher book yet.
- Newsweek


New Year's Day, 1990.  In a North Carolina motel, a two-star general is found dead.  His briefcase is missing.  Nobody knows what was in it.  Within minutes Reacher has his orders: Control the situation.  Within hours the general's wife is murdered.  Then the dominoes really start to fall.

"The pages almost turn themselves."
- New York Daily News


Somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Reacher is being set up as the fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.  But Reacher won't quit.  He's fighting a new kind of war - against an enemy he didn't know he had.  And against a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

"Dazzling."
- The New York Times Book Review
87 1996 Executive Orders
Jack Ryan World #8
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Executive
Orders
Tom Clancy


The President is dead - and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel.

I don't know what to do.  Where's the manual, the training course, for the job?  Whom do I ask?  Where do I go?

Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever: a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs likewise.  Dazed and con-fused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President.

President John Patrick Ryan.

And that is where Executive Orders begins.  Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as caretaker for a year, and now, suddenly, an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders.  How do you run a government without a government?  Where do you even begin?  With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush in on him.  He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive

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state funeral - all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed.

But that is not all.  Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly.  In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington, D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States - some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself.  Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he cannot imagine it.

Tom Clancy has written remarkable novels before, but nothing comparable to the timeliness and drama of Executive Orders.  Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "This man can tell a story."

Tom Clancy is the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Without Remorse, and Debt of Honor.  He is also the author of the nonfiction books Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, and the forthcoming Marine, and a co-creator of the Op-Center series.  He lives in Maryland.
88 2020 2024 Fair Warning
Jack McEvoy #3
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JACK MCEVOY IS A REPORTER WITH A TRACK
RECORD FOR FINDING KILLERS.  BUT HE'S NEVER
BEEN ACCUSED OF BEING ONE HIMSELF.


Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, the police are at his door telling him he's a suspect.  Maybe it's because he doesn't like being accused of a crime he didn't commit.  Or maybe it's because the way she died is so chilling that he can't get it out of his head.  But against the warnings of the police and his editor, Jack goes on the pursuit.

Now he has to walk a thin line between suspect and detective, between investigation and obsession - as he hunts a killer who uses genetic data and knows his victims better than they know themselves...

"CONNELLY IS IN TERRIFIC FORM."
- NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"A TRULY TERRIFYING THRILLER...
[JACK MCEVOY] HAS APPEARED IN TWO OF CONNELLY'S
BEST: THE POET AND THE SCARECROW.  MCEVOY MAKES
IT THREE FOR THREE WITH THIS RIVETING TALE."
- BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW)
89 2022 2022 Fairy Tale
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A New York Times Bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist!

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.


Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was seven, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it.

Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

King’s storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy—and his dog—must lead the battle.

Early in the Pandemic, King asked himself: “What could you write that would make you happy?”

“As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be asked, I saw a vast deserted city—deserted but alive. I saw the empty streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.”
90 2017 Faking a Murderer
Jack Reacher #22.4
Lee Child  
Kathy Reichs  
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91 1961 Fear is the Key
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FINDERS
KEEPERS


With the exception of the British frigate De Braak, sunk in a storm off the coast of Delaware in 1798, it was the biggest underwater treasure in the Western Hemisphere: ten million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold ingots, emeralds, and uncut diamonds, locked in the fuselage of a DC-3, lying half-buried on the ocean floor and guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy.

The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blueblooded oilman with his own off-shore rig, a hood so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin.

Against them stood one man, and those were his people, those skeletons in their watery coffin.  His name was Talbot, and he would bury his dead - but only after he had avenged their murders.

"Mr MacLean has a huge talent..."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
92 2021 Fear No Evil
Alex Cross #29
James Patterson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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93 2011 2023 The Fifth Witness
Mickey Haller #4
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THE FIFTH WITNESS
WINNER OF THE HARPER LEE PRIZE FOR LEGAL FICTION


Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times.  Criminal defense in Los Angeles has virtually dried up, and he has had to expand his business into foreclosure defense.  But just when Mickey thinks criminal court is in his rearview mirror, one of his new clients is accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

For Mickey, it's back to what he does best.  He puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, despite what seems to be a mountain of evidence against her and his own suspicions that his client is guilty.  His digging reveals that the murdered banker was involved in dirty dealings of his own.  After two professional thugs put Mickey in the hospital, he knows he's on the right trail.  Now, despite the growing danger, the lawyer is ready to mount the best defense of his career.

"EXCELLENT... A ROUSING LEGAL THRILLER."
- Miami Herald

"FAST-MOVING, MASTERFULLY STRUCTURED...
IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS."
- Boston Globe
94 2007 The First Commandment
Scot Harvath #6
Brad Thor  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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95 1960 2018 For Your Eyes Only
James Bond #8
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Sudden emergencies and beautiful girls who aren't quite what they seem and are the stock-in-trade of James Bond. And when 007 is on the case there’s only one thing you can be sure of - the result will be thrilling. And whether he’s dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring, or sudden death in the Seychelles, Bond gets the job done. In his own suave and unmistakable style.
96 2018 2019 The Forbidden Door
Jane Hawk #4
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer - with their lives - in this thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.

"Koontz continues the incredible saga of the robust character of Jane Hawk, and it’s as terrific as the others in the series." - Associated Press


"We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will."

She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills - and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice - Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden...for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives - against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:

THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW

Praise for The Forbidden Door


“Compelling and enthralling.” - New York Journal of Books

“Mind-blowing... [a] gripping series...a thrill ride. [Dean Koontz is] able to distract you for hours.” - Bookreporter

“Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star.... Pure gold.” - Booklist
97 2012 2023 Force of Nature
Joe Pickett #12
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"Another amazing thriller from C. J. Box."
- ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nate Romanowski always knew trouble was coming out of his past.  Now it's here, and it's coming for his friend Joe Pickett.  In 1999, Nate was in a secret special forces unit in Central Asia, when a colleague did something terrible.  Now the man has incentive to eliminate anyone who knows about it, and Nate can guess exactly how he'll do it when it comes to his case - by striking at Nate's friends to draw him out.

The entire Pickett family will be a target, and the only way to fight back will be outside the law.


"Proceeds at warp speed toward a showdown between good and evil." - THE DENVER POST

"Brilliant in every respect, the perfect combination of character, plot, and pacing.  Box is a force to be reckoned with, and this book is not to be missed."
- PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
98 2016 Foreign Agent
Scot Harvath #15
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FOREIGN AGENT
by Brad Thor

Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control.  The United States has decided on a dramatic response.
Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor - A brilliant thriller as "current as tomorrow's headlines."


Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for.  He's a former U.S. Navy SEAL with extensive experience in espionage.  Working for a private intelligence company, he will provide the CIA, and more important, the President, with absolute deniability.
But deep within the Russian Caucasus, Moscow also has its own special kind of operative.  As a child, Sacha Baseyev endured an unimaginable horror.  Today, he lives and breathes for only one reason - to kill.  And he will kill as many Americans as it takes to accomplish his mission.

When a clandestine American operations team is ambushed near Syria, all signs point toward a dangerous informant in Brussels.  But as Harvath searches for the man, he uncovers another actor - a rogue player hell-bent on forcing America's hand and drawing it into a confrontation deadlier than anyone could have imagined.

As the attacks mount, and terror is brought to the very doorstep of the White House, Harvath finds himself in the race of his life.  From Vienna, Brussels, and Berlin, to Malta, Jordan, and Syria - he will push himself beyond the edge in order to confront one of the greatest evils the world has ever known.

Filled with action, intrigue, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, Foreign Agent is a nonstop thrill ride that reaffirms Brad Thor's position as the "master of thrillers."
99 2010 Foreign Influence
Scot Harvath #9
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#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

BRAD THOR


Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor's hottest political thriller yet.

Buried within the black ops budget of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created.  Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of insiders.  Its job is to target America's enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

Recruited as a field operative, Scot Harvath has just returned from his first assignment abroad when a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students.  The evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath's past and a plan for further attacks on an unimaginable scale.

Harvath is tasked with leveraging his relationship to lure the man out of hiding and kill him on the spot.  But what if he has the wrong man?

Simultaneously, a young woman is struck by a taxi in a hit-and-run in Chicago.  With only two intoxicated witnesses and more than five thousand cabs in the city, the Chicago Police have given up on their investigation.  But when the family's attorney digs deeper, he will uncover a shocking connection to the bombing in Rome and the perpetrators' plans for America.

As the story rockets to its conclusion, the plots intersect in a race to prevent one of the most audacious and unthinkable acts of terror in the history of mankind.

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Praise for Brad Thor:

"The Master of thrillers."
- Bookreporter.com

"Quite possibly the next coming of Robert Ludlum."
- Chicago Tribune

"One of the best thriller writers in the business."
- The Ottawa Citizen

BRAD THOR, a graduate of the University of Southern California, has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Program and is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, and The Apostle.  Visit his website at www.BradThor.com.
100 2002 Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross #8
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Alex Cross returns in the most harrowing case of his career - one that risks the life of his closest friend and partner, John Sampson.

Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner shows up at his door with a case he can't refuse.  One of John Sampson's oldest friends, from their days together in Vietnam, has been arrested for murder.  Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army.  The evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber.
Sampson is certain his friend has been framed, and Alex's investigation turns up evidence overlooked - or concealed - by the military authorities.  Drawing on their years of street training and an almost telepathic mutual trust, Cross and Sampson go deep behind military lines to confront the most ruthless - and deadliest - killers they have ever encountered.  Behind these three highly skilled killing machines there appears to be an even more threatening controller.  Discovering the identity of this lethal genius will prove to be Cross's most terrifying challenge ever.

On his visits home, Alex must confront another, more disturbing mystery:  what's the matter with Nana Mama?  As he explores the possibility of a relationship with a woman who offers him new hope, Alex must also face the fact that his beloved grandmother is only human.






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