The Burgas Affair


Author: Ellis Shuman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981993376


Page: 438

View: 2524

She's an Israeli data analyst. He's a headstrong Bulgarian detective. Together they must track down those responsible for a horrific bombing. In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Israeli and Bulgarian intelligence agencies launch a joint investigation. Detective Boyko Stanchev on the police task force teams up with Ayala Navon, a young Israeli intelligence analyst on her first overseas assignment. The two must establish whether the terrorists were assisted by a Bulgarian crime organization in laying the groundwork for the attack. It should be a routine investigation, but shadows of the past keep interfering. Boyko's interactions with a crime boss pursuing a vendetta against him threaten to throw him off track. Ayala's pursuit of the terrorists and their accomplices brings up painful memories of a family tragedy. Boyko and Ayala form a shaky alliance, one that evolves into growing cooperation and affection as they desperately race against time to uncover who was behind the Burgas bombing. The Burgas Affair is a fictional account of the aftermath of a very real terrorist attack. On July 18, 2012, a deadly explosive rocked a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, killing five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver. The terrorists responsible for this murderous attack have never been brought to justice.

The Body Finder


Author: Kimberly Derting

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061985740

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4364

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers. Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him. Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

Full Black

A Thriller


Author: Brad Thor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416586628

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 6990

As terrorists conspire to unleash a series of deadly attacks across America and a foreign wet work team targets a famous Hollywood filmmaker, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath races against time to save the United States from complete collapse.

The Busy Mom's Guide to Writing


Author: Angela Castillo,Jamie Foley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998207827


Page: 120

View: 8545

Are you a busy mom who loves to write, but doesn't know where to start? This easy-to-read guide by two bestselling, award-winning authors will help you make your writing dreams a reality. From finding time to write, to showing you how to get your kids involved, Jamie Foley and Angela Castillo (who happen to be busy moms themselves) will give you the resources--and the encouragement--you need. This book will: - Help you plan out your writing goals, time management, and financial budget - Encourage you to enlist aid from the right people--critique partners, editors, cover designers, and more - Guide you to making the best decision for you regarding independent and traditional publishing - Give you questions to ask yourself at the end of each chapter to help you move closer to your writing dreams - Steer you away from mistakes we've made

Seeing Evil


Author: Jason Parent

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 7601

Fate in plain sight. Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone—she’s seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she’s known since she rescued him eleven years ago from the aftermath of his parents’ murder-suicide. In foster care since his parents’ death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies’ radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturbing ability to view people’s dark futures. No one believes his first vision means anything, though—not even Sam Reilly. When reality mimics his prediction, however, Sam isn’t the only one to take notice. A strange girl named Tessa Masterson asks Michael about her future, and what he sees sends him back to Sam—is Tessa victim or perpetrator? Tessa’s tangled secrets draw Michael and Sam inexorably into a deadly conflict. Sam relies on Michael, but his only advantage is the visions he never asked for. As they track a cold and calculating killer, one misstep could turn the hunters into prey.

Poor Boy Road


Author: James L. Weaver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994451132


Page: N.A

View: 4327

As a mob enforcer, Jake 'The Fixer' Caldwell is in the dark business of breaking kneecaps and snapping bones. But each job sends him one step closer to turning into the man he swore he'd never become - his violent and abusive father. Leaving the mob is easier said than done. When his boss offers a bloody way out, Jake has no choice but to take it, even if it means confronting ghosts of old.Arriving in his Lake of the Ozarks hometown, Jake has two things on his mind: kill ruthless drug lord Shane Langston and bury his dying father. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love all over again and team up with his best friend Bear, the Sheriff of Benton County, to take Langston down. Racing through the countryside searching for Langston, the web of murder, meth and kidnapping widens, all pointing toward a past Jake can't escape and a place he never wanted to return - Poor Boy Road.

She Be Damned: A Heloise Chancey Victorian Mystery

A Heloise Chancey Mystery


Author: M.J. Tjia

Publisher: Legend Press

ISBN: 1785079301

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9792

Longlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger "An intelligent and intriguing crime novel set in the heart of Victorian London. Its atmospheric and twisting narrative had me hooked." Sarah Ward"A gripping and refreshingly different historical crime novel." Angela BuckleyLondon, 1863: prostitutes in the Waterloo area are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim.The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate.With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust, before the killer strikes again.Tjia brings us a pacey and exciting murder mystery set in Victorian London. This historical crime thriller sees a young female detective work with the police to evade a violent killer.

Murder at Whitehall


Author: Amanda Carmack

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196562

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3073

The acclaimed author of Murder in the Queen’s Garden returns to Tudor England with amateur sleuth Kate Haywood embroiled in court intrigue and a devastating scandal. 1559. The Twelve Days of Christmas at Whitehall Palace will be celebrated as a grand affair. But there are those who wish to usher in the New Year by ending Queen Elizabeth’s reign.... Despite evenings of banquets and dancing, the European delegates attending Her Majesty’s holiday festivities are less interested in peace on earth than they are in fostering mistrust. Kate, the queen’s personal musician, hopes she can keep the royal guests entertained. But then Queen Elizabeth receives a most unwanted gift—an anonymous letter that threatens to reveal untoward advances from her beloved Queen Catherine’s last husband, Thomas Seymour. Tasked with finding the extortionist, Kate has barely begun investigating when one of Spain’s visiting lords is found murdered. With two mysteries to unravel and an unsettling number of suspects to consider, Kate finds herself caught between an unscrupulous blackmailer and a cold-blooded killer.... From the Paperback edition.



Author: Neil Cross

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429991810

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8831

Everyone makes mistakes. But what if your biggest mistake was something you could never live down? Something so awful and despicable that it weighs daily on your soul? Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life. Only he and an old acquaintance know what really happened and they have made a pact to keep silent. Now, years later, a knock on his door brings terrifying news. Old wounds are suddenly reopened, threatening to tear Nathan's whole world apart, as he comes face to face with the bleak landscape of lies and deception that has become his life. Burial is the story of one man's obsession with redemption. Can you ever really bury your guiltiest secret? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Author: Brad Thor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847395295

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4763

A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has just become the No.1 threat to the United States. Caught live on Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Scot Harvath's career has been terminated. But when the tide in the War on Terror suddenly turns against the US, the president has no choice but to secretly enlist the help of the man the administration has just fired. Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to the Mediterranean, where he learns of a shadowy organization that has been combing the earth for decades in search of the ultimate weapon to use against the USA and her allies. Now, after three summers of record-breaking heat across Europe, one steadily melting Alpine glacier has given up an ancient secret - one with the potential to thrust civilization back into the Dark Ages. From Cyprus, London and Paris, to Italy, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia, Harvath must race against the clock to stop one of the greatest evils ever to face the western world. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015!

The Bootlegger's Legacy


Author: Ted Clifton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927967539


Page: 314

View: 3048

When an old-time bootlegger dies and leaves his son Mike a cryptic letter hinting at millions of dollars in hidden cash, Mike and his friend Joe embark on a journey through three states and fifty years of history. What they find goes beyond money and transforms them both. It all starts with a key engraved with the letters CB--and a reference to Deep Deuce, a neighborhood once filled with hot jazz and dangerous gangs of bootleggers. With those threads, The Bootlegger's Legacy weaves a tapestry of history, romance, drama, and mystery, connecting two generations and two families in the adventure of a lifetime.



Author: Erika Mitchell,Luan Mitchell

Publisher: AudioInk

ISBN: 1613390750

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9617

Find out what happens when this gamer decides to stop playing nice.PWNED is a gamer book that everyone can enjoy. Set in the robust world of professional Starcraft 2 gaming, it combines all the twists and turns of a classic thriller with unstoppable geekery.Sean Boxer, professional gamer, is headed to The GSL Starcraft 2 Tournament in South Korea to go head to-head with his rival, Norman MacArthur. When Norman decides to play dirty and sets Sean up as the subject of an FBI investigation, Sean is stuck in America until the red tape is cleared. Which could take years.Faced with the choice to either play nice and let Norman win the tournament, or defy The Man and escape the country, Sean chooses defiance. Drawing on the help of his teammates ProfPlum and Mercedes, he sneaks out of the country with the FBI hot on his heels.Getting to the tournament turns out to be the easy part. Sean has to dodge FBI agents all while trying to figure out a way to clear his name, so that when he returns to America, it isn't in handcuffs.One of the few video game books that will appeal to a wide audience, PWNED has all the intrigue of an international fugitive story with just enough gamer goodness to keep things interesting.

The American Thriller

Generic Innovation and Social Change in the 1970s


Author: P. Cobley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0333985125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 5399

What is the American thriller? Has it developed over time? What was it like in the past? This is a book about thrillers and gaining knowledge of what American thrillers were like in a specific period - the 1970s. Analysing seventies texts about crime, police, detectives, corruption, paranoia and revenge, The American Thriller aims to open debates on genre in the light of audience theory, literary history and the place of popular fiction at the moment of its production.

The Mashego File


Author: Ian Patrick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537388151


Page: 196

View: 1802

Criminal justice fails. The street takes over. Vigilante action replaces the formal institutions of law and order. The people of the street no longer have faith in the police, as rampant crime permeates the neighbourhood. Detective 'Nights' Mashego travels into the dark recesses of urban decay where drug dealing and brutal crime drive residents to take the law into their own hands. As Mashego investigates, he comes face to face with his own demons. A young boy offers him a glimpse of hope for a better world, but on the journey there are difficult choices to make. What will Mashego discover about his own brand of morality?

How Not to Write: The Essential Misrules of Grammar


Author: William Safire

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039335136X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 4419

These fifty humorous misrules of grammar will open the eyes of writers of all levels to fine style. How Not to Write is a wickedly witty book about grammar, usage, and style. William Safire, the author of the New York Times Magazine column "On Language," homes in on the "essential misrules of grammar," those mistakes that call attention to the major rules and regulations of writing. He tells you the correct way to write and then tells you when it is all right to break the rules. In this lighthearted guide, he chooses the most common and perplexing concerns of writers new and old. Each mini-chapter starts by stating a misrule like "Don't use Capital letters without good REASON." Safire then follows up with solid and entertaining advice on language, grammar, and life. He covers a vast territory from capitalization, split infinitives (it turns out you can split one if done meaningfully), run-on sentences, and semi-colons to contractions, the double negative, dangling participles, and even onomatopoeia. Originally published under the title Fumblerules.

The Broken Saint

A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery


Author: Mike Markel


ISBN: 9781602152427

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 9467

Detectives Seagate and Miner investigate the murder of Maricel Salizar, a young exchange student, and uncover too many secrets. The most obvious suspect is the boyfriend, who happens to have gang connections. But what about the professor who brought her into his dysfunctional home? And then there's Amber Cunningham, who's obviously angry at Maricel for a sexual indiscretion involving Amber's boyfriend. Karen Seagate is used to people lying, but for her partner, Detective Ryan Miner, the lies hurt, especially when one of the liars is a bishop in his church. Author Mike Markel continues his compelling Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery series with a thoughtful and powerful story.

The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction


Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405383879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 7162

The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world’s most popular literary genre. The insider’s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall. You’ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future. Complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptions, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams ...all the evidence that counts


The Gun That Changed America


Author: Karen Blumenthal

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626720851

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 3555

John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds—but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy gun became the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers and bank-robbing outlaws, and became a deadly American icon. Following a bloody decade—and eighty years before the mass shootings of our own time—Congress moved to take this weapon off the streets, igniting a national debate about gun control. Critically-acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal tells the fascinating story of this famous and deadly weapon—of the lives it changed, the debate it sparked, and the unprecedented response it inspired.

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)


Author: Tony Abbott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545418399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 7781

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?