By John D. MacDonald
From a liked grasp of crime fiction, The Scarlet Ruse is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Travis McGee’s getting lazy. consuming Boodles on the Busted Flush has turn into a full-time task. but if he hears that six figures’ worthy of infrequent stamps have wandered off, McGee unearths himself again within the salvage company. To bring in this case, McGee should be suspicious of all people he meets—because what he’s trying to find is estate of the mob.
“The Travis McGee novels are among the best works of fiction ever penned through an American author.”—Jonathan Kellerman
Hirsh Fedderman has lost an exceptionally worthwhile commodity: the stamp number of mobster Frank Sprenger. Assessed at round 400 thousand cash, those aren't any traditional stamps, and Sprenger’s no usual collector: He’s susceptible to holiday a few hands if he doesn’t get what he’s owed.
fortunate for Hirsh, he’s acquired a pal in Travis McGee. quickly McGee is sizzling at the path of the lacking collection—not to say scorching for a voluptuous stamp professional by means of the identify of Mary Alice. in simple terms it’s now not McGee’s center that’s at risk. He quickly realizes that he’s run afoul of a vicious syndicate, and neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of evening will retain them from amassing McGee’s head.
Features a brand new creation by means of Lee Child
By Justin Cronin
This paperback variation includes:
* An excerpt of The Twelve
* A revealing interview with writer Justin Cronin
NAMED one of many TEN most sensible NOVELS OF THE 12 months by means of TIME MAGAZINE AND the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr by way of
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An epic and gripping story of disaster and survival, The Passage is the tale of Amy—abandoned via her mom on the age of six, pursued after which imprisoned by way of the shadowy figures at the back of a central authority test of apocalyptic proportions. yet designated Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman despatched to trace her down, is disarmed via the interestingly quiet girl—and dangers every thing to avoid wasting her. because the test is going nightmarishly mistaken, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t cease society’s cave in. And as Amy walks by myself, throughout miles and a long time, right into a destiny darkish with violence and depression, she is full of the mysterious and terrifying wisdom that in simple terms she has the ability to save lots of the ruined international.
By Jack Higgins
A British commando and a Wall road legal professional crew as much as avenge the murders in their family by the hands of a grisly overseas drug conspiracy
By Steve Berry
While Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a robust mystery. As common and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, nationwide treasuries, or even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his ultimate days, his British captors was hoping to benefit the place the loot lay hidden. yet he advised them not anything, and in his will he made no point out of the treasure. Or did he?
Former Justice division operative Cotton Malone is not searching for difficulty while it comes knocking at his Copenhagen bookstore. really, it breaks and enters within the type of an American mystery carrier agent with a couple of assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts in regards to the frightened younger guy, yet narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces him to stick to his unforeseen new ally.
Their first cease is the secluded property of Malone's pal, Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish rich person has exposed the insidious plans of the Paris membership, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the worldwide financial system. merely through matching wits with a terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic assault, and plunging right into a determined hunt for Napoleon's mythical misplaced treasure can Malone wish to avoid foreign monetary anarchy.
But Thorvaldsen's actual target is far extra own: to avenge the homicide of his son through the larcenous aristocrat on the middle of the conspiracy. Thorvaldsen's vendetta areas Malone in an most unlikely quandary—one that forces him to choose from buddy and kingdom, previous and current. beginning in Denmark, relocating to England, and finishing up within the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone performs a breathless video game of duplicity and demise, all to assert a prize of untold price. yet at what cost?
From the Hardcover edition.
By Brian Freemantle
In the throes of the chilly struggle, the Soviet Union engineers the monetary cave in of the West.
The international monetary marketplace has turn into unbalanced. countries in South the United States, Africa, and jap Europe are trillions of greenbacks in debt, and a default through anybody of them may possibly commence a domino impression that may ultimately topple the economies of the US and Europe. around the Western hemisphere, economists similar to Tom Pike are devising an excellent plan to go off the cave in. the placement is dire, yet with transatlantic cooperation there might be time to stave off catastrophe.
But whatever isn't because it turns out. sooner than lengthy, Tom realizes that the commercial turmoil used to be intentionally created. The culprits are in Moscow, the place a plot is in movement to completely destabilize the Western economic system. Now Tom needs to cease the scheme sooner than the buck collapses.
By Mario Puzo
To Don Raymonde Aprile's youngsters he was once a devoted friend, their father's followed "nephew." To the FBI he used to be a guy who may relatively trip his horses than do Mob enterprise. nobody knew why Aprile, the final nice American Don, had followed Astorre Viola decades ahead of in Sicily; not anyone suspected how he had rigorously knowledgeable him . . . and the way, whereas the Don's youngsters claimed first rate careers in the USA, Astorre Viola waited for his time to come.
Now his time has arrived. The Don is useless, his homicide one bloody act in a drama of ambition and deceit--from the lethal compromises made by means of an FBI agent to the greed of 2 crooked NYPD detectives and the scary plans of a South American mob kingpin. In a collision of enemies and fans, betrayers and constant squaddies, Astorre Viola will declare his future. simply because in the end those years, this second is in his blood. . . .
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 expert by means of a level in physics—C. A. Higgins spins a riveting technology fiction debut sure to catapult readers past their expectations.
Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental army spacecraft introduced by way of the ruthless association that principles Earth and its sun method, desktop scientist Althea has validated an extreme emotional bond—not with any of her crewmates, yet with the ship’s digital platforms, which converse 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 center and soul for the power to guard her cherished ship.
whereas one of many saboteurs continues to be at huge someplace on board, his captured partner—the enigmatic Ivan—may turn out to be extra harmful. The perversely interesting felony whose silver tongue is his most well known weapon has lengthy avoided the experts’ such a lot relentless surveillance—and saved the reality approximately his tools and factors good hidden.
because the ship’s platforms start to malfunction and the claustrophobic surroundings is more and more poisoned via mistrust and suspicion, it falls to Althea to penetrate the prisoner’s layers of intrigue and deception prior to all is misplaced. but if the genuine nature of Ivan’s undertaking is uncovered, it is going to switch 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, attractive 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 aid watching for studying what’s next.”—The manhattan Times
“Lightless is stuffed with suspense and enjoyable as hell to read.”—BuzzFeed
“Absolutely terrific . . . this is often technology fiction because it is intended to be performed: medical suggestions wedded to and equipped upon human ideals.”—Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling writer of the October Daye series
“The stakes during this tale are high—life and dying, uprising and betrayal—and debut novelist Higgins constantly ratchets up the stress. . . . A suspenseful, emotional tale that asks lots of giant 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 truly gradual fuse and construction the strain to an insufferable pitch whereas making us wager simply how apocalyptic the last word explosion could 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.
By Jack Higgins
Jack Higgins's earlier novels Edge of Danger and Midnight Runner placed British intelligence agent Sean Dillon via "a lot of thrills [and] wild motion" (Los Angeles Times). Now a brand new enemy has emerged with a depressing mystery from global struggle II--and a rating to settle with agent Dillon.
By Syrie James
Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he dwell on my own in this sort of secluded spot and safeguard his inner most existence so rigorously? What secret—or secrets—is he hiding? together with her personal secrets and techniques and a previous she is working from, Michael is familiar with Nicole larger than an individual she has ever recognized. quickly, they're falling deeply in love—a profoundly significant adventure that's destined to alter their lives endlessly. although, because the sexual rigidity among them builds, the clues mount up. whilst Nicole learns her host’s terrifying mystery, there's nowhere for her to run yet into the snow fall raging open air, and Michael could be the just one who can retailer her life.
By David Hosp
While Boston legal professional Scott Finn is of the same opinion to shield the son of infamous mobster Eamonn McDougal, he is familiar with he is placing his recognition at the line. yet he additionally is aware he can use him as bait to reel within the prize seize. In a urban the place mob crime as soon as governed, a center of corruption, greed, lies and deceit nonetheless lingers. And it kind of feels there are these in energy who will cease at not anything to accomplish what they need. Finn, who grew up an orphan at the meanest streets within the urban, is set to unravel the homicide of the mummy he by no means knew. In his look for the reality he uncovers a sinister path of homicide, betrayal and revenge borne through anyone who might neither forgive nor fail to remember. yet who should be relied on, and who will be believed? and will Finn locate the solutions prior to it truly is too overdue? compliment for David Hosp 'Hosp hits the trifecta -- fabulous, brawny, and absolutely plausible' David Baldacci