By James Patterson
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Wedding bells ring
Detective Alex move and Bree's marriage ceremony plans are wear carry while Alex is termed to the scene of the superbly done assassination of 2 of Washington D.C.'s so much corrupt: a filthy congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. subsequent, the elusive gunman starts off selecting off different crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?
A assassin returns
The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the research. As Alex and Siegel conflict over jurisdiction, the murders proceed. It turns into transparent that they're the paintings of a pro who has designated wisdom of his victims' movements--information that just a Washington insider may possibly possess.
Caught in a deadly pass fireplace
As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the marriage, he gets a choice from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and won't relent until eventually he has eradicated move and his kin for strong. With a supercharged mixture of motion, deception, and suspense, Cross Fire is James Patterson's so much visceral and fascinating Alex go novel ever.
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Book eight of the continued "Women's homicide Club" series
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As San Francisco's such a lot glamorous millionaires mingle on the social gathering of the yr, an individual is watching—waiting for an opportunity to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city's so much celebrated couple. eventually, the killer pinpoints the suitable second, and it's definitely the right homicide. no longer a hint of facts is left at the back of of their glamorous domestic.
As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile homicide, another person is located brutally executed—a preacher with a message of wish for the homeless. His loss of life approximately falls throughout the cracks, but if reporter Cindy Thomas hears approximately it, she understands the tale might be large. Probing deeper into the victim's historical past, she discovers he would possibly not were relatively as saintly as every body thought.
As the search for 2 criminals checks the bounds of the Women's homicide membership, Lindsay sees sparks fly among Cindy and her companion, Detective wealthy Conklin. The Women's homicide membership now faces its hardest problem: will love break. ..
Thomas prepare dinner is one in all today's such a lot acclaimed writers of mental thrillers, penning hypnotic stories of forbidden love and devastating secrets and techniques. Now he has written an unforgettable novel that weaves one man's tortured lifestyles with a dangerous secret that spans 5 a long time. .. .
Riverwood is an artists' group within the Hudson River valley, a serene position the place writers can excellent their craft. yet for all its attractiveness and isolation, it was touched via a poor crime--the homicide of a teenage lady who lived at the property fifty years in the past. Faye Harrison's killer used to be by no means caught--and now her demise mom is eager to study the reality approximately her daughter's murder.
Enter Paul Graves, a author who attracts upon the ache of his personal tragic previous to jot down haunting stories of poser. Graves has been summoned to Riverwood for an strange project: to use the paintings of fiction to a criminal offense that was once actual, after which write a narrative that would resolution the questions that preserve Faye's mom from a calm dying. only a tale. It doesn't must be precise. Or does it?
An unwelcome customer arrives at a beach domestic to discover that demise awaits her there
The condo known as sundown has been Marcia’s summer time domestic for her complete existence. either one of her mom and dad died there, and he or she and her brother spent their early life exploring its rambling hallways and beach grounds. They love the outdated condo, yet Marcia’s sister-in-law hasn't ever taken to it. Juliette loathes the ocean, and shortly involves detest her husband, to boot. when they divorce, Juliette can pay a last stopover at to sundown, challenging alimony. She is there for a number of annoying days earlier than she disappears. It takes them every week to discover her body.
The peace at sundown has been shattered, and Marcia needs to paintings speedy to maintain her cherished adolescence domestic from being perpetually spoiled. someplace within the creaky previous mansion, a assassin lurks. Will Marcia be accused of the crime? Or will she be the subsequent sufferer?
Because the writer of the electrifying W. E. B. Griffin novels of the army, police, spies, and counterspies, William E. Butterworth III has been delighting readers for decades—but he has a different deal with for them now.
At the smooth age of 16, Philip W. Williams III is expelled from boarding university for committing a prank, and at the teach domestic certainly wonders the place his existence will take him now. It by no means enters his brain that he'll develop into a world-class marksman and a different agent of the U. S. military Counterintelligence Corps in postwar Germany, play a key position within the defection of a Soviet officer after which court docket possibility as a courier for the CIA, marry an Austrian ballet dancer of ferocious mien, turn into a well known bestselling novelist, and meet the affection of his existence on a searching journey to Scotland.
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Luke gave him a look of dry reproach. ” “You’ve got a point,” Roan answered on a dutiful laugh. “I’ll look into the situation, but there’s not much else I can do without April’s cooperation. ” Luke meant that exactly as it sounded. ” “Who he is, whether he has a record, how much of a threat he appears to be. ” Luke repeated as his cousin paused. “Somebody should keep an eye on April. I don’t like the sound of this guy going public. ” “I already offered. ” “Fine idea. ” “Roan, son,” Luke said, “you wound me.
It was a relic from the past with an air of solid strength, heavy responsibility, and not a lot to offer in the way of comfort. It was, Luke had often thought, a lot like Turn-Coupe’s sheriff himself. Luke found his cousin in his office. Roan’s hair looked like he’d been combing it with a John Deere and a cultivator, and a harassed frown drew his brows together over the bridge of his nose. Seeing Luke, he stacked the papers he’d been reading and laid them aside on one of several neat piles. His lean face creased into smile lines.
In that case, I’m positive that I do! ” April followed her hostess into a dim room furnished with an antique parlor set covered in a wildly unlikely tropical print. The room was scattered with tables, most of which were extremely valuable except for one that looked like a miniature butler in a tailcoat. The setting was just like Julianne, she thought, half traditional, half quirkily artistic. How old her friend was, April had never thought to ask. With her long, narrow face crinkled in a constant smile, clear sea blue eyes, silver-streaked black hair in a braid down her back, and gently padded shape, she could have been any age from forty to seventy.