The Taking: A Novel

By Dean Koontz

 
#1 manhattan occasions BESTSELLER

On the morning that marks the tip of the area they've got identified, Molly and Neil Sloan wake up to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. A luminous silvery downpour is drenching their small California mountain city. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their goals, and now, within the moody pink sunrise, the younger couple can't shake the feel of whatever extraordinarily wrong.

    because the hours move, Molly and Neil hearken to stressful information of maximum climate phenomena around the globe. via dusk, their little city loses all touch with the skin global. A thick fog transforms the once-friendly village right into a ghostly labyrinth. and shortly the Sloans and their pals can be pressured to attract on reserves of braveness and humanity they by no means knew they'd. For in the misty gloom they're going to come upon anything that unearths in a shattering rapid what's occurring to their world—something that's searching them with ruthless potency.

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Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II (The Last Policeman Trilogy)

By Ben H. Winters

"[The] bizarre, attractive, unapologetically apocalyptic final Policeman trilogy is one in every of my favourite secret series."—John eco-friendly, writer of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns

Winner of the 2014 Philip okay. Dick Award

The final Policeman received the 2013 Edgar Award for top Paperback Original--along with lots of gleaming reviews.  
 
Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second one quantity of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are only seventy seven days earlier than a perilous asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a task. With the harmony police strength working less than the auspices of the U.S. Justice division, Hank's days of fixing crimes are over...until a lady from his previous begs for support discovering her lacking husband.
 
Brett Cavatone disappeared with out a trace—an effortless feat in a global with out telephones, no vehicles, and no strategy to inform even if someone’s long past “bucket checklist” or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank items jointly what few clues he can, on a seek that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal panorama the place anti-immigrant defense force fend off “impact area” refugees.
 
Countdown City presents one other interesting secret set on verge of collapse of an apocalypse--and once more, Hank Palace confronts questions manner past "whodunit." What will we as humans owe to each other? And what does it suggest to be civilized whilst civilization is collapsing throughout you?

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Mean Streak

By Sandra Brown

From number 1 New York Times best-selling writer Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding tale of survival, that takes the age-old query, "Does the tip justify the means?" and turns it on its head.

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain street in North Carolina. by the point her husband Jeff, miffed over a up to date argument, studies her lacking, the path has grown chilly. actually. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous barren region and paralyze the quest for her.

While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, struggling with an unexplained head damage, regains cognizance and reveals herself the captive of a guy whose violent prior is so darkish that he will not even inform her his identify. She's decided to flee him, and prepared to take any hazards essential to live on.

Unexpectedly, even if, the 2 have a perilous stumble upon with those that adhere to a code of justice all their very own. on the heart of the dispute is a determined younger lady whom Emory cannot flip her again on, no matter if it potential breaking the legislations. incorrect turns into correct by the hands of the fellow who moves worry, but in addition sparks passion.

As her husband's deception is published, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory starts to wonder whether the guy with out identify is, actually, her rescuer from those that want her useless - and from heartbreak.

Combining the nail-biting suspense and powerful storytelling that has made Sandra Brown one of many world's top enjoyed authors, suggest STREAK is a wildly compelling novel approximately love, deceit, and the alternatives we needs to make to be able to live on.

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End Times: The Prophet Emerges

By Anna Schumacher

Carbon County, Wyoming is sort of a present operating via Daphne's heart.

When lifestyles will get too tricky to undergo in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyd's domestic, the place she believes she'll locate solace within the silent hills of her youth summers. yet Daphne's Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and it's no longer silence that welcomes her. It's trumpets.

Daphne's wish to begin back in basic state convenience is quickly dashed because the townsfolk claim that the tip instances are right here. And magnificent occurrences quickly aid their trust. Daphne does all she will be able to to maintain her head down and forget about the symptoms. She works a role on the neighborhood oil rig, is helping round the residence, hangs out together with her pregnant cousin Janie and will get to grasp Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout on the rig. yet quickly a startling discovery shatters her get to the bottom of and calls into query all her doubts and fears.

Daphne landed in Carbon County for a cause. She in basic terms has to learn the signs—and think.

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Four Past Midnight (Signet)

Four instances worry Equals overall Terror....

THE LANGOLIERS
You are strapped in an aircraft seat on a flight past hell.

SECRET WINDOW, mystery GARDEN
You are trapped within the demonic depths of a writer’s worst nightmare.

THE LIBRARY POLICEMAN
You are pressured right into a hunt for the main frightening mystery a small city ever hid.

THE sunlight DOG
You are focusing in on a beast bent on shredding your sanity.

You are within the fingers of Stephen King at his extraordinary most sensible, with a rare quartet of full-length novellas.

 

 

 

 

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Sleight of Hand (Dana Cutler Series)

By Phillip Margolin

Private investigator Dana Cutler needs to take down a crafty psychopath earlier than he can pull off the best crime, in Sleight of Hand, a unique of suspense from Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling writer of Capitol Murder and Supreme Justice.

Charles Benedict – charismatic felony protection attorney, beginner illusionist, hit guy – has played his maximum sleight of hand but: framing a millionaire for the homicide of his a lot more youthful wife.

When Horace Blair married Carrie, the prosecutor in his DUI trial, he made her signal a prenuptial contract ensuring her twenty million money if she remained trustworthy for the 1st ten years of marriage. only one week prior to their 10th anniversary, Carrie disappears, and Horace is charged together with her homicide. desirous to transparent his identify, the millionaire hires D.C.’s so much ruthless protection legal professional – Charles Benedict.

P.I. Dana Cutler is within the Pacific Northwest at the path of a stolen relic courting from the Ottoman Empire. Hitting a lifeless finish sends her again to Virginia puzzled and dissatisfied – and immediately into the case of Horace and Carrie Blair.

Now Dana needs to conjure a number of tips of her personal to reveal Benedict’s plot, sooner than he can paintings his lethal magic on her...

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The Black Dog: A Marci and Amanda Mystery

By Glen Ebisch

While Jerome Kronberg, who's dealing with prosecution for funding fraud, dies in a fall from a mountain in Connecticut, there are a few those who think it was once no twist of fate. a few imagine it used to be suicide; a few suspect he used to be killed by way of an irate customer. Others suspect a extra supernatural reason. in accordance with the legend of The Black puppy, for those who see the puppy thrice at the mountain, you die, and Kronberg had obvious the puppy two times whilst he took his final hike.

It is The Black puppy that motivates Marcie Ducasse to enquire the dying for her bizarre Happenings Column in Roaming New England journal. whereas Marcie is facing a dangerous puppy, Amanda Vickers, her editor, is making an attempt to come to a decision even if to simply accept an offer of marriage from her continual boyfriend. either girls are compelled by means of the occasions confronting them to dig down and locate new assets of energy.

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Shirley: A Novel

By Susan Scarf Merrell

“[A] completely explosive mystery starring the attention-grabbing overdue author.” —Entertainment Weekly 

Best recognized for her brief tale “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson is an without end interesting determine whose chilling stories of mental suspense are nonetheless broadly learn and taught around the globe. during this darkly eye-catching novel, Susan shawl Merrell makes use of the evidence of Jackson’s existence as a springboard to discover the 1964 disappearance of Paula Weldon, a tender Bennington university scholar. informed during the eyes of Rose Nemser—the spouse of a graduate pupil operating with Jackson’s husband, Bennington professor Stanley Edgar Hyman—Shirley reimagines the connections among the Hymans’ unstable marriage and one of many era’s nice unsolved mysteries.

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La extraña historia de Maurice Lyon

Oriol Nolis compone un relato lleno de claroscuros, con magnífica ambientación y un gran dominio de l. a. intriga que es, a los angeles vez, un thriller y una reflexión sobre el arte y el deseo de posesión.

El valor del arte dwell en su belleza. Poseer una obra de arte es como pretender ser dueño de una puesta de sol.

Maurice Lyon es el hijo mayor de una importante familia de coleccionistas de arte franceses. Desde su nacimiento, Maurice parece destinado a heredar l. a. extraordinaria colección de pintura que durante siglos ha pasado de padres a hijos. Sin embargo, una noche un grave incidente en los angeles elegante residencia parisina de los Lyon cambiará su vida para siempre.

Repudiado por su familia y desterrado a Barcelona, planeará una venganza tan sofisticada como delirante mediante los angeles cual iremos descubriendo los intrincados laberintos que trazan su oscura personalidad y los misterios que componen los angeles extraña historia de Maurice Lyon.

Una primera novela que supera las expectativas del lector y nos sumerge en una maraña de emociones y sensaciones que no cesan hasta los angeles última página.

«Digamos que se trata de una colección de... deseos. Sí, me gusta esta expresión: una colección de deseos. ¿Entienden de lo que les estoy hablando? Una colección de piezas queridas, admiradas y deseadas a lo largo del tiempo por miles de personas que incluso, en algunos casos, estarían dispuestas a dar su vida por ellas.»

Reseña:
«Puede leerse como un refinado thriller. O como l. a. historia de un psicópata, escrita con una distancia narrativa loable».
Babelia

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Vicious

A masterful story of ambition, jealousy, hope, and superpowers.

Victor and Eli began as university roommates―brilliant, conceited, lonely boys who famous an analogous sharpness and ambition in one another. of their senior yr, a shared examine curiosity in adrenaline, near-death stories, and doubtless supernatural occasions unearths an interesting danger: that lower than the precise stipulations, somebody may possibly enhance outstanding talents. but if their thesis strikes from the educational to the experimental, issues move horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of legal, made up our minds to capture as much as his outdated buddy (now foe), aided via a tender woman whose reserved nature obscures a gorgeous skill. in the meantime, Eli is on a project to remove another super-powered person who he can find―aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic lady with an unbreakable will. Armed with bad energy on each side, pushed via the reminiscence of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a path for revenge―but who may be left alive on the finish?

In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to lifestyles a gritty comic-book-style global in brilliant prose: an international the place gaining superpowers does not immediately bring about heroism, and a time while allegiances are known as into question.

"A dynamic and unique twist on what it ability to be a hero and a villain. A killer from web page one…highly recommended!" ―Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling writer of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient Zero

One of Publishers Weekly's most sensible fable Books of 2013

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