Red Star Burning: A Thriller (Charlie Muffin Thrillers)

By Brian Freemantle

A Barry Award Finalist for top Thriller
Britain's MI5 tolerates Charlie Muffin simply because he is their top box agent. What none of his colleagues is familiar with, although, is that he's married to Natalia Fedova, a colonel within the FSB, the Russian intelligence successor to the KGB. it is a mystery which can land her in entrance of a firing squad, and him in reformatory for all times. Worst of all, their daughter might then turn out in a Russian kingdom orphanage.

But a frantic name from Natalia has introduced their mystery out, and Charlie needs to lead a mixed MI5/MI6 project to rescue her. He quickly realizes that his higher-ups produce other priorities than his family's safeguard. Charlie must outwit not only the Russians yet his personal executive besides to guard the lives of his spouse and child.

Clever, unpredictable, and fascinating, Red celebrity Burning shows why Brian Freemantle has been commonly praised as one of many maximum dwelling espionage novelists.

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Heaven's Fury: A Novel

Manhattan occasions bestselling writer Stephen Frey thrills readers with the captivating story of a small-town sheriff who needs to confront the worst violence that guy and nature own.

 Bruner, Wisconsin, is admittedly diverse cities. On one facet are the wonderful summer season estates of rich households who worth their privateness and privilege specifically else. a number of miles away, yet a global aside, are the houses of the operating women and men who prepare dinner, fresh, and have a tendency to the wishes of the summer season viewers. It’s a spot of spectacular common attractiveness, yet the place demise can come by surprise and without regard for a person’s checking account or genealogy. a spot of steadfast loyalties and friendships, yet the place the lengthy and brutal iciness could make even the main intimate buddies activate one another with scary depth.

This is where the place Sheriff Paul Summers reveals himself greedy for solutions while the wild, unpredictable girl who captured his center years in the past is came upon brutally and spectacularly murdered within her family’s snowbound property. because the final individual to work out her alive, and given his advanced background with the sufferer, Paul isn't just lead investigator at the case yet, within the eyes of many in Bruner, the best suspect in her killing. fighting rumors of an evil cult’s being shaped simply outdoors of city, the disappearance of one other citizen, and a spouse whose snatch of truth is instantly slipping away, Paul needs to race to discover the genuine in charge occasion earlier than a major iciness hurricane leaves all of them bring to a halt from the surface global and on the mercy of a remorseless killer.

As the impending typhoon gathers in depth, so do the twists and turns that deliver Paul ever toward unraveling the large secrets and techniques that hang-out this small city. In a gorgeous end, Paul witnesses firsthand the startling energy and sweetness of heaven’s fury.

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Lightless (The Lightless Trilogy)

By C.A. Higgins

NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr BY BUZZFEED AND KIRKUS REVIEWS • With deeply relocating human drama, nail-biting suspense—and daring hypothesis trained via a level in physics—C. A. Higgins spins a riveting technological know-how fiction debut sure to catapult readers past their expectations.
 
Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental army spacecraft introduced by means of the ruthless association that principles Earth and its sunlight approach, computing device scientist Althea has confirmed an excessive emotional bond—not with any of her crewmates, yet with the ship’s digital platforms, which communicate extra deeply to her analytical brain than human emotions do. but if a couple of fugitive terrorists achieve entry to the Ananke, Althea needs to draw upon her middle and soul for the power to safeguard her liked ship.
 
whereas one of many saboteurs continues to be at huge someplace on board, his captured partner—the enigmatic Ivan—may end up to be extra harmful. The perversely attention-grabbing legal whose silver tongue is his most advantageous weapon has lengthy refrained from the professionals’ such a lot relentless surveillance—and saved the reality approximately his tools and explanations good hidden.
 
because the ship’s structures start to malfunction and the claustrophobic surroundings is more and more poisoned through mistrust and suspicion, it falls to Althea to penetrate the prisoner’s layers of intrigue and deception earlier than all is misplaced. but if the genuine nature of Ivan’s venture is uncovered, it's going to swap Althea forever—if it doesn’t kill her first.

Praise for Lightless
 
“Gripping . . . sci-fi flavored with a touch of thriller.”—New York Daily News
 
“[A] measured, beautiful science-fiction debut [that is] extra mental mystery . . . contained, disciplined, annoying . . . The plot is compulsive. . . . Lightless is the 1st of a deliberate sequence, and also you can’t support watching for studying what’s next.”The manhattan Times

Lightless is stuffed with suspense and enjoyable as hell to read.”BuzzFeed

“Absolutely terrific . . . this can be technology fiction because it is intended to be performed: clinical options wedded to and outfitted upon human ideals.”—Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling writer of the October Daye series

“The stakes during this tale are high—life and loss of life, uprising and betrayal—and debut novelist Higgins continuously ratchets up the stress. . . . A suspenseful, emotional tale that asks lots of colossal questions about id and freedom, this can be a debut to not be missed.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A taut, suspenseful read.”—Tech Times

Lightless is an workout in lights a really sluggish fuse and construction the strain to an insufferable pitch whereas making us bet simply how apocalyptic the final word explosion may be. . . . it's a high-wire act, a wonderment, and a very good accomplishment from a reputation we’ll be seeing again.”Sci Fi

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Aeronaut's Windlass (Cinder Spires, Book 1)

By Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher, the number one long island instances bestselling writer of The Dresden documents and the Codex Alera novels, inspires a brand new sequence set in a beautiful international of noble households, steam-powered know-how, and magic-wielding warriors...

Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded floor of the realm. inside of their halls, aristocratic homes have governed for generations, constructing medical marvels, fostering exchange alliances, and construction fleets of airships to maintain the peace.

Captain Grimm instructions the service provider send, Predator. Fiercely dependable to Spire Albion, he has taken their facet within the chilly conflict with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's delivery traces by way of attacking their shipment vessels. but if the Predator is critically broken in strive against, leaving captain and staff grounded, Grimm is obtainable a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion—to subscribe to a crew of brokers on an important project in trade for totally restoring Predator to its combating glory.

And while Grimm undertakes this risky job, he'll research that the clash among the Spires is simply a premonition of items to come back. Humanity's historical enemy, silent for greater than 10000 years, has began to stir once again. And loss of life will keep on with in its wake...

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The Demonologist: A Novel

By Andrew Pyper

**WINNER OF THE 2014 mystery AWARD FOR most sensible NOVEL**

Fans of The Historian won’t have the ability to positioned down this spellbinding literary horror tale within which a Columbia professor needs to use his wisdom of demonic mythology to rescue his daughter from the Underworld.

Professor David Ullman is likely one of the world’s major specialists on demonic literature, with distinct services in Milton’s Paradise Lost. now not that David is a believer—he sees what he teaches as a department of the mind's eye and not anything extra. So while the mysterious skinny girl arrives at his place of work and invitations him to commute to Venice and witness a “phenomenon,” he turns her down. She leaves aircraft tickets and an tackle on his table, advising David that her organisation isn't really frequently disappointed.

That night, David’s spouse publicizes she is leaving him. together with his lifestyles unexpectedly in shambles, he swiftly whisks his cherished twelve-year-old daughter, Tess, off to Venice finally. the lady has lately been plagued by an analogous depression moods David is aware so good, and he hopes to cheer her up and distract them either from the worries at home.

But what occurs in Venice will switch everything.

First, in a tiny attic room on the handle supplied by means of the skinny girl, David sees a guy limited in a chair, muttering, essentially insane… yet might he really be possessed? Then the guy speaks in actual fact, within the voice of David’s lifeless father, repeating the final phrases he ever spoke to his son. phrases that experience left scars—and a mystery—behind.

When David rushes again to the inn, he discovers Tess perched at the roof’s aspect, excessive above the waters of the Grand Canal. prior to she falls, she manages to utter a last plea: Find me.

What follows is an incredible trip for David Ullman from skeptic to actual believer. In a terrifying quest guided via symbols and riddles from the pages of Paradise misplaced, David needs to music the demon that has captured his daughter and observe its identify. If he fails, he'll lose Tess perpetually.

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An Expensive Place to Die

By Len Deighton

An unnamed secret agent - probably an identical reluctant hero of The Ipcress dossier - is shipped to Paris to convey a dossier of nuclear secrets and techniques to a French physician, yet quickly unearths himself sucked right into a twilight global of intercourse, blackmail and hidden reason, the place good friend and enemy develop into indistinguishable.

A ‘clinic’ on Paris’s road Foch designed to cater lavishly for a number of perversions, staffed by way of a gaggle of sexually and intellectually high-powered ladies and built with units starting from an Iron Maiden to psychedelic truth-drugs – that’s the set-up operated via the enigmatic Monsieur Datt.

Naturally, it has a hidden objective: to bring together dossiers of tape and picture on influential political consumers from East and West. Into this twilight global of decadence and hidden explanations come the brokers of 4 global powers.

Are they after Datt’s pornographic blackmail dossiers? Or is their objective altogether extra lethal than a visit to the blue movies…?

This new reissue contains a foreword from the canopy fashion designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a new advent by means of Len Deighton, which deals a desirable perception into the writing of the story.

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Cruel Summer

By James Dawson

A 12 months after the suicide of 1 in their buddies, the remainder of the crowd choose to spend the summer season jointly in a vacation villa within the Mediterranean. They're hoping to recover from the poor occasions of the former 12 months, yet then a brand new visitor arrives - claiming to have proof that the suicide was once truly homicide. whilst she is located useless, it turns into transparent that the killer has to be certainly one of them - yet who's it? and should they strike again?

A compelling mental mystery - with a touch of romance.

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Dark Water

By Koji Suzuki

A haunting choice of brief tales from Koji Suzuki, writer of the break mystery, Ring, which spawned the hit movie and sequels. the 1st tale during this assortment has been tailored to movie (Dark Water, Walter Salles), and one other, "Adrift" is presently in construction with size motion pictures.

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Devoted in Death

By J. D. Robb

Eve Dallas tracks a tender couple whose heated ardour for every different is fueled by means of chilly brutality—in the latest crime mystery from the #1 manhattan Times bestselling writer of Obsession in Death and Festive in Death.
 
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a clean physique in a seedy alleyway in downtown ny, the victim’s accidents are so broad that she nearly misses the clue. Carved into the surface is the form of a heart—initials inside of studying “E” and “D”…
 
In Arkansas, Ella-Loo and her lately published ex-con boyfriend, Darryl, don’t ever intend to half back. so that they hit the line, yet then issues get a bit messy and so they finish up killing someone—an event that stokes a fierce, wild hope in Ella-Loo. A hope for Darryl. And a wish to kill again.
 
As they pass kingdom strains on their option to long island to discover the lifestyles they suspect they deserve, they go away a path of evil in the back of them. yet now they’ve landed within the jurisdiction of Lt. Dallas and her workforce on the manhattan Police and safety division. And, along with her husband Roarke at her facet, Eve has each goal of looking them down and giving them what they really deserve…

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