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  • Scream For Me (The Philadelphia/Atlanta Series Book 2)

    By Karen Rose
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    Karen Rose
    Held captive by a killer, will a young girl escape his clutches? SCREAM FOR ME is a terrifying thriller from bestselling Karen Rose, and part of the Philadelphia/Atlantic series, featuring Daniel Vartanian. 'Unforgettable' James Patterson. Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has made a horrific discovery - photographs, taken years ago by his brother Simon, show a gang of teenagers raping young girls. Disgusted, Vartanian vows to bring them all to justice. Alex Fallon's family fell apart when her sister was murdered thirteen years ago. And history now seems to be repeating itself with her stepsister Bailey's disappearance. When Vartanian meets Alex, and realises that her dead sister was in the photos, he starts to believe that the rapists may be behind Bailey's disappearance. Bailey Crighton is being held captive by a monster. Alone and unable to escape, all she can do is scream for help. Vartanian and Alex must now confront their pasts head-on if they are to find Bailey - before it's too late...
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    Shark Music

    By Carol O'Connell
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    Carol O'Connell
    Mallory Book 9: the ninth NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting.Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.'It's Kathy. I'm lost.'The mutilated body is found lying on the ground in Chicago, a dead hand pointing down Adams Street, also known as Route 66, a road of many names. And now of many deaths.A silent caravan of cars drives down the road, each passenger bearing a photograph, but none of them the same. They are the parents of missing children, brought together by the word that children's gravesites are being discovered down the Mother Road.Detective Kathy Mallory drives with them. This book was published in the US under the title FIND ME.
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    Shell Game

    By Carol O'Connell
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    Carol O'Connell
    Mallory Book 5: the fifth NYPD detective Kathy Mallory novel from New York Times bestseller Carol O'Connell, master of knife-edge suspense and intricate plotting.Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.A cop who knows there is no magic in the worldAt a sell-out festival of magicians in Manhattan, in front of a live audience and eight million television viewers, a death-defying trick goes tragically wrong.NYPD detective Kathy Mallory has learned the hard way that things are rarely what they seem. But she is the only cop who believes the death is not an accident. Welcome to the darker side of NYPD.Hiding behind the smoke and mirrors is a ruthless killer who will soon strike again.
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    The Shell Game

    By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
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    Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    Treat yourself to a bite-sized thrill from the queen of kick-ass crime. . . A Fox & O'Hare short story.When rookie FBI agent Kate O'Hare meets career conman Nick Fox there's bound to be a sting in the tale.Fresh out of Quantico and looking forward to her first FBI assignment, Kate O'Hare is teamed up with high-end security expert, Nick Fox, to help protect a shipment of valuable Peruvian relics. Problem is, nothing is what it seems. Nick Fox is actually a con artist and he's about to play the shell game with special agent O'Hare in a high-speed chase with armoured cars, a few smoke bombs and a little light flirting. It doesn't take long for Nick to discover Kate O'Hare is smart, tenacious, and when she's conned, she holds a grudge.Life for Fox & O'Hare will never be the same again.
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  • Someone Else's Skin (D.I. Marnie Rome 1): Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year

    By Sarah Hilary
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    Sarah Hilary
    Winner of the Theakston's 2015 Crime Novel of the Year, and a 2014 Richard and Judy Book Club pick.SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN has been acclaimed as 'stunning' by Mark Billingham and 'superbly disturbing' by the Observer. Introducing DI Marnie Rome, this powerful novel that will enthral fans of Val McDermid and Mo Hayder.Called to a woman's refuge to take a routine witness statement, DI Marnie Rome instead walks in on an attempted murder.Trying to uncover the truth from layers of secrets, Marnie finds herself confronting her own demons. Because she, of all people, knows that it can be those closest to us we should fear the most . . .
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  • Summer of the Dead (Bell Elkins, Book 3)

    By Julia Keller
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    Julia Keller
    The first death came unexpectedly. An old man attacked outside his home, his murder a shock to the town. Then the second death came and, with it, fear.For Raythune County's prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins, the inexplicable killings in Acker's Gap are all she can think about. Everything - the oppressive summer heat, her absent daughter, her troublesome sister - fades into the background as she tries to work out who could be responsible.As the tension escalates, and suspects begin to emerge, Bell will have to face demons from her own past as she comes head-to-head with a killer bent on destroying all those who stand in their way...
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    The String Diaries

    By Stephen Lloyd Jones
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    Stephen Lloyd Jones
    Selected for the Radio 2 Book Club.He has a face you love. A voice you trust. To survive you must kill him. The rules of survival are handed from mother to daughter. Inherited, like the curse that has stalked Hannah and her family across centuries.He changes his appearance at will, speaks with a stolen voice and hides behind the face of a beloved, waiting to strike. Generation after generation, he has destroyed them. And all they could do was to run.Until now. Now, it is time for Hannah to turn and fight.
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    Shovel Ready

    By Adam Sternbergh
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    Adam Sternbergh
    'I don't want to know your reasons. I don't care. Think of me as a bullet. Just point.'Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, before New York became a burnt-out shell. Now the wealthy spend their days tapped into virtual reality; the rest have to fend for themselves in the streets. Now there's nothing but garbage.So he became a hit man. He doesn't ask questions, he works quickly, and he's handy with a box-cutter. When he's hired to kill the daughter of a high-profile evangelist, Spademan's life is upended. He will have to navigate two worlds - both the slick fantasy and the wasteland reality - to finish the job, clear his conscience, and make sure he's not the one who winds up in the ground.
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    The Shadow Patrol

    By Alex Berenson
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    Alex Berenson
    A killer is on the loose . . .In 2009, the CIA officers in Afghanistan's Kabul Station received information from a reliable source regarding the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. But when they followed the informant to bin Laden's apparent location, they discovered it was a deadly trap. The man blew himself up, taking the chief of station and several senior officers with him.Two years later, the station still hasn't recovered and the situation has deteriorated. Every initiative meets with failure. No one knows who to trust. In desperation, John Wells' old CIA bosses ask him to go over and investigate. Reluctantly, Wells agrees but what he finds when he gets there is more than a station in disarray. There is a full-blown military drug-smuggling operation underway, and worse, a traitor is leaking information to the Taliban. Americans are dying, and an American is responsible - and this is just the beginning. Only Wells stands in the traitor's way . . . for now.
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    The Shadow Patrol

    By Alex Berenson
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    Alex Berenson
    A killer is on the loose . . .In 2009, the CIA officers in Afghanistan's Kabul Station received information from a reliable source regarding the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. But when they followed the informant to bin Laden's apparent location, they discovered it was a deadly trap. The man blew himself up, taking the chief of station and several senior officers with him.Two years later, the station still hasn't recovered and the situation has deteriorated. Every initiative meets with failure. No one knows who to trust. In desperation, John Wells' old CIA bosses ask him to go over and investigate. Reluctantly, Wells agrees but what he finds when he gets there is more than a station in disarray. There is a full-blown military drug-smuggling operation underway, and worse, a traitor is leaking information to the Taliban. Americans are dying, and an American is responsible - and this is just the beginning. Only Wells stands in the traitor's way . . . for now.
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    Shooting Sean

    By Bateman, Bateman
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    Bateman, Bateman
    When maverick movie star Sean O'Toole is forced to leave the glamour of Hollywood to make a film about an Irish gangster, he's not best pleased - and even less so when he finds out he'll be joined by hapless local journalist Dan Starkey, who is writing his biography. It's a job that plunges Dan into the murky underbelly of the movie business, and from the backstreets of Belfast to the fleshpots of Amsterdam and the glitz of the Cannes Film Festival. Along the way a smouldering romance threatens the frequently rocky balance of his marriage to Patricia while he battles his way through kidnap, extortion and murder, and all of it liberally sprinkled with Hollywood gold dust.
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    The Survivors Club

    By Lisa Gardner
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    Lisa Gardner
    THE SURVIVORS CLUB is the second standalone thriller from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller LISA GARDNER. REVENGE IS SWEET BUT IS IT WORTH THE PRICE YOU PAY? Karin Slaughter calls Lisa Gardner 'an amazing writer'. Have you read her yet?Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen and Meg Pesaturo's lives changed forever in an instant, when Eddie Como - the College Hill Rapist - came into their lives. But they refused to be victims; instead, they chose to be survivors. Helping to put him away was one form of justice but they couldn't deny that secretly they wanted his life destroyed, as he destroyed theirs. So when Eddie is shot down outside the courtroom on the eve of the trial, they are both relieved and revenged. But now they're also prime suspects and surviving is about to get tougher still.Detective Roan Griffin thinks this was a professional hit and all that remains is to work out who ordered it. He knows that the women are key but when another woman is savagely attacked, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For Griffin, the hunt is on to find the person responsible, before membership of the exclusive club grows...
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    Skin Flicks

    By Philip Caveney
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    Philip Caveney
    Somebody's got muder down to a fine art... A gory, gripping thriller by Philip Caveney. Freelance photographer Danny Weston has made a grisly discovery. While taking pictures for a forthcoming exhibition, he finds a man's body hanging from the rafters of a deserted railway arch. Despite his horror, he reaches instinctively for his camera, before summoning the police. Seeing an opportunity to draw crowds to the exhibition, Danny's manager persuades him to include the shots. But is the pursuit of such success worth the trouble? Danny soon finds himself a police suspect, and becomes embroiled in a twilight world of transvestism, tattoo parlours and porno movie-making. Who is the cunning and merciless killer? What connects the seemingly random victims? And what does any of this have to do with ancient Aztec mythology? Unfortunately, Danny may not survive long enough to work out the answers.
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    Slayground

    By Philip Caveney
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    Philip Caveney
    A deadly game is about to begin in Philip Caveney's gritty gang thriller. Fourteen-year-old Finn McManus is a seasoned villain on the notorious Merton Estate. But when a psychopathic Yardie starts moving in, Finn realises that baseball bats and razors will no longer protect his territory... Nick Saunders manages a PR company handling its biggest ever challenge: the visit of famous American rapper and film star, Bobby C. Cooper, an arrogant loudmouth with a contempt for the law. When these two cultures collide, Nick is propelled straight into a nightmare - battling to rescue a helpless hostage from the fickle knife-edge between life and death. What chance has one man in this hellish landscape now erupting in a frenzy of gang conflict, mutilation and death? For in this desperate game the only winners are those who can survive...
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    The Secret Soldier

    By Alex Berenson
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    Alex Berenson
    A John Wells thriller and the first Headline title from NYT #1 bestseller Alex Berenson.Those in power always need an unofficial option. Meet John Wells.Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah fears he is fast losing control of his family and his people. A series of terrorist attacks has put his kingdom on edge and, with powerful factions turning against him, the king must turn to the one man he has been told will make the difference.Ex-CIA operative John Wells knows all too well how covert internal battles can undermine a nation. With the stability of a powerful Middle Eastern country at stake, he goes undercover to investigate King Abdullah's claims. But as Wells begins to unravel the conspiracy, it takes an unexpected twist. The plotters want more than the fall of a monarch. Their objective is to spark the final bloody conflagration between Islam and the West.Has time finally run out for John Wells?
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    Shadow Force

    By Matt Lynn
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    Matt Lynn
    The third thrilling action adventure novel in the Death Force series, SHADOW FORCE plunges the team of hardened mercenaries into a battle to defeat Somali pirates. Somalia, 2010: Somali-based pirates are attacking ships off the coast of Africa, demanding tens of millions of dollars in ransoms, and pushing up the cost of shipping along one of the world's most valuable trade routes. The elite fighting men from Death Inc are thrown into action in their most dangerous mission yet. They are the British government's Shadow Force: a top-secret unit, sent into Somalia to destroy the pirates. But it soon becomes clear they have been thrown into a deadly conspiracy, in which only they are expendable...
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    The Secret Soldier

    By Alex Berenson
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    Alex Berenson
    The brand new John Wells thriller and the first Headline title from NYT #1 bestseller Alex Berenson.Those in power always need an unofficial option. Meet John Wells.Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah fears he is fast losing control of his family and his people. A series of terrorist attacks has put his kingdom on edge and, with powerful factions turning against him, the king must turn to the one man he has been told will make the difference.Ex-CIA operative John Wells knows all too well how covert internal battles can undermine a nation. With the stability of a powerful Middle Eastern country at stake, he goes undercover to investigate King Abdullah's claims. But as Wells begins to unravel the conspiracy, it takes an unexpected twist. The plotters want more than the fall of a monarch. Their objective is to spark the final bloody conflagration between Islam and the West.Has time finally run out for John Wells?
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    Spiral

    By Paul McEuen
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    Paul McEuen
    The first bio-tech thriller from acclaimed Cornell professor, Paul McEuen.Pacific Ocean 1946: Liam Connor of the British Army, a global expert on germ warfare, is sent to help the US Navy foil an attempt by a Japanese submarine to unleash the world's first biological super-weapon. Code-name: Uzumaki. Translation: Spiral. The devastating decision is made to annihilate Spiral by releasing the world's fourth atomic bomb, obliterating the weapon before it can release its catastrophic payload.New York, present day: Connor, now a world-renowned Nobel prize-winner working on the cutting edge of nano-science technology, prayed that the spectre of Spiral would never return. But now it is back and the stakes are exponentially higher. Spiral would be virtually unstoppable with current technological advances and only Connor holds the key to its cure. Those who seek Spiral will stop at nothing to obtain Connor's knowledge, even if it means his death and that of everyone he holds dear. As the race begins for Spiral, will the world survive the Doomsday scenario about to unfold?
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    Step on a Crack

    By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
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    James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    The scene is set for a huge funeral in St Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The rich and the famous from all over America - and beyond - have arrived to honour a former First Lady after her sudden, unexpected death. Then follows an attack that was three years in the planning. Hostages are taken - the ex-President among them - ransoms demanded, a couple of hostages shot to show the kidnappers mean business. It's all brilliantly and chillingly co-ordinated, and Michael Bennett, the detective in charge of the case, knows it will be his biggest ever challenge.
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    Silent Scream (The Minneapolis Series Book 2)

    By Karen Rose
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    Karen Rose
    She was in the wrong place at the wrong time: in SILENT SCREAM, the brilliant novel from the bestselling Karen Rose, arson leads to murder and blackmail, and David Hunter, who first appeared in DON'T TELL, leads a desperate search for those responsible. Part of the Minneapolis series.Firelight, fire bright...Four kids set fire to a supposedly empty condominium block. But when they see the girl at an upper-floor window desperately banging on the glass, they realise their mistake. Although they don't all agree, the group leave the girl to her certain death, little realising that someone watching their every move. Someone who has a nasty habit of blackmail...For local fire fighter David Hunter, getting the blaze under control is hard enough, but when he finds the girl's body he realises that this arson attack has become a murder case and the homicide cops are immediately called in. Now, as David works with the cops, it's a race to find the arsonists, and the blackmailer, before events escalate out of all control.
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