The King of Torts: A Novel

By John Grisham


The place of work of the general public Defender isn't referred to as a coaching floor for vibrant younger litigators. Clay Carter has been there too lengthy and, like such a lot of his colleagues, desires of a higher activity in a true company. whilst he reluctantly takes the case of a guy charged with a random road killing, he assumes it is only one other of the various mindless murders that hit D.C. each week.

As he digs into the heritage of his purchaser, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too terrible to think. He abruptly reveals himself in the midst of a posh case opposed to one of many biggest pharmaceutical businesses on the planet and looking out on the form of huge, immense cost that will completely swap his life—that may make him, virtually in a single day, the felony profession’s most up-to-date king of torts.

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The Bitter Season (Kovac and Liska)

By Tami Hoag

#1 New York instances bestselling writer Tami Hoag explores the devastating outcomes of the secrets and techniques households continue during this robust thriller.

because the dreary, sour climate of overdue fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is stressed, already uninterested in her new task to the chilly case squad. She misses the push of pulling an all-nighter and the feel of urgency of searching a killer at the unfastened. so much of all she misses her previous companion, Sam Kovac. Kovac is having an excellent more durable time adjusting to Liska’s absence yet is distracted from his problems via a particularly brutal double murder: a well-liked collage professor and his spouse, bludgeoned and hacked to demise of their domestic with a ceremonial jap samurai sword. Liska’s case—the unsolved homicide of a adorned intercourse crimes detective—is much less of a distraction: twenty-five years later, there's little desire for locating the killer who acquired away.
in the meantime, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a lifestyles she basically dreamed of as a child out and in of foster care: a stunning domestic, a loving relations, a satisfying task. yet a possibility from her prior is stalking her idyllic current, bent on destroying the fitting existence she used to be by no means intended to have.
because the trails of 2 crimes 1 / 4 of a century aside twist and pass, Kovac and Liska race to discover solutions sooner than a killer moves again.

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Agent 21

By Chris Ryan

Whilst Zak Darke’s mom and dad die in an unexplained mass homicide he’s left by myself on the planet. that's until eventually he’s sought out by way of a mysterious guy: “I paintings for a central authority agency,” the fellow tells him. “You don’t want to know which one. now not but. All you need  to grasp is that we’ve had our eye on you. There’s achievable you may aid us in certain… operational situations.”

Zak turns into Agent 21. What occurred to the 20 brokers earlier than him he’ll by no means comprehend. What he does comprehend is that his existence is ready to alter endlessly.

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Ride the Nightmare

By Richard Matheson

At 32, Chris Martin lives a standard lifestyles. He’s married with a daughter, runs his personal small company, and is operating to avoid wasting up funds for a larger domestic along with his spouse, Helen. he's chuffed and content material with this staid yet cozy existence—until a past due weeknight mobile name turns every little thing upside down.

Chris hasn’t regularly been the version family members guy he seems to be. And whilst his earlier catches as much as him, the fear comes into his home—just the place he proposal he used to be most secure. As Chris unearths all that he loves below assault, he needs to visit heroic lengths to maintain his relatives and his existence jointly.

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The Romanov Cross

By Robert Masello

Approximately 100 years in the past, a determined younger lady crawled ashore on a desolate arctic island, sporting a poor mystery and a mysterious, emerald-encrusted go. A century later, acts of guy, nature, and heritage converge on that very same forbidding shore with an influence adequate to shatter civilization as we all know it.

Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is dealing with a court-martial, yet after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, Slater is on the market a task nobody else wants—to commute to a small island off the coast of Alaska and examine a possibly deadly phenomenon: The permafrost has began to soften, exposing our bodies from a colony that used to be burnt up by means of the feared Spanish flu of 1918. Frank needs to ascertain if the thawed continues to be nonetheless hold the lethal virus of their frozen flesh and, if this is the case, make sure that it doesn’t get back to life.

Frank and his handpicked workforce arrive through helicopter, loaded down with high-tech instruments, ready to exhume heritage. The colony, it transpires, was settled by means of a sect dedicated to the mad Russian monk Rasputin, yet there's much more hiding some time past than Frank’s group knows. Any wish of good fortune hinges on their willingness to just accept the truth that even their state-of-the-art technological know-how has its limits—and that the traditional knowledge of the Inuit those who as soon as inhabited this eerie land is as crucial as any serum. by the point Frank discovers that his project has been compromised—crashed through a gang of reckless treasure hunters—he may be in a brutal race opposed to time. With a tender, strong-willed Inuit lady by way of his facet, Frank needs to positioned a perilous genie again within the bottle ahead of all of humanity can pay the price.

The Romanov move is immediately an alternative tackle considered one of history’s so much profound mysteries, a love tale as not going because it is inevitable, and a mystery of heart-stopping, supernatural suspense. together with his signature mix of attention-grabbing heritage and brilliant mind's eye, severely acclaimed writer Robert Masello has once more crafted a terrifying tale of previous occasions coming again to hang-out the current day . . . and of darkish deeds aching to be unearthed.

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Dead Anyway

By Chris Knopf

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Kirkus, Starred Review
Booklist, Starred Review
Library magazine, Starred Review
Publishers Weekly most sensible Twelve Mystery/Thrillers of 2012
Kirkus most sensible Fiction of 2012

New York instances severely acclaimed suspense author, Chris Knopf, reaches a brand new resourceful top during this impressive revenge novel.

Imagine this: you could have a pleasant existence. you like your appealing, profitable spouse. You're an easygoing man understanding of your cozy Connecticut domestic. the realm is a fascinating, friendly place.

Then in seconds it's all long past. You're nonetheless alive, however the global thinks you're lifeless. And now you'll want to make a decision. Make it reputable, or move after the evil that took all of it clear of you.

Arthur Cathcart, industry researcher and coffee finder of lacking individuals, comes to a decision to live to tell the tale a struggle, through doing what he is familiar with most sensible - figuring issues out, with no revealing his prestige as a dwelling respiring man or woman. a lot more uncomplicated acknowledged than performed in a publish- 11th of September international, the place every thing approximately your self and the entire instruments you want to reside a latest lifestyles are an open e-book. How do you develop into a unique individual, how do you fiscal an intricate scheme with out revealing your self? How do you strength a reckoning with the worst humans on the earth, as a lifeless guy?

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The World Is Not Enough

By Raymond Benson

Bond is again! Ian Fleming's hero unearths himself pitted opposed to time itself. Greed, revenge, international domination during the strength of oil and high-tech terrorism are a few of the parts of this most recent 007 experience, which takes Bond in a marvelous high-speed boat chase up the Thames prior to dealing with an avalanche within the Caucasus mountains.

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Hard Stop

By Chris Knopf

During this, the fourth installment within the Sam Acquillo sequence, Sam’s prior reaches out to drag him again into the realm of huge funds or even greater egos, the place the time period “corporate intrigue” is redundant and ambition the one advantage. it kind of feels a girl important to the non-public lifetime of a vital individual has long past lacking within the Hamptons. And it feels like how one can get her again is to extort the cooperation of Sam Acquillo. After ultimately attaining a few degree of peace and contentment on new york, Sam is all over again an unintended participant in different people’s dramas. It takes him into the realm of personal safeguard goons, predatory financiers and life of younger hedonists, a few courageous, a few appealing, all a section misplaced. This time Sam has a number of targets of his personal that lead him into anything all his battles within the ring and company boardrooms may possibly by no means have ready him for.

From the Hardcover edition.

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A Coffin for Dimitrios

By Eric Ambler

An opportunity stumble upon with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads secret author Charles Latimer right into a international of sinister political and legal maneuvers during the Balkans within the years among the area wars. Hoping that the occupation of the infamous Dimitrios, whose physique has been pointed out in an Istanbul morgue, will encourage a plot for his subsequent novel, Latimer quickly reveals himself stuck up in a shadowy net of assassination, espionage, medicinal drugs, and treachery.

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