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Andrew Klavan has been hailed by Stephen King as "the most original novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich." He is the winner of two Edgar Awards and the author of such bestesellers as TRUE CRIME (adapted for film by Clint Eastwood), DON'T SAY A WORD (adapted as a film starring Michael Douglas) and DYNAMITE ROAD.
Gripping from the very beginning, get caught up in the nightmare that Charlie West finds himself in, with no idea how he got there. Action, suspense and intrigue keep the pace going in this first instalment of a brand new and exciting series. Follow Charlie as he tries to figure out just exactly what has happened to the last year of his life and why can't he remember any of it. Andrew Klavan knows how to write great suspense thrillers and we think he has hit on a winning formula for this new and exciting series.
Darling Clementine is the story of Samantha, a poetess determined to transform her sex life into a meditation: a pathway to enlightenment. Along for the ride is her brand new husband, Arthur Clementine, a wealthy, calm, but crypto-zany assistant district attorney for New York County. The novel begins with their meeting and works its way backward and forward. In the past, a series of darkening love affairs lead Sam to a suicide attempt and a breakdown. Now, Samantha works on a suicide hotline and uses her marriage in a search for radical sanity, a sort of road show of Love's Body. Along the way, she reconciles polymorphous perversity with housework; tries to talk one of William Blake's deities out of killing himselfor someone else; and watches, with everyone else, as the world moves toward the ever popular brink of destruction. Darling Clementine is an effervescent combination of Henry Miller and P.G Woodhouse, in a character as daffy and enchanting as Truman Capote's Holly Golightly was in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Like The Last Temptation of Christ, Son of Man is a novel about Jesusthe Jesus not of faith, but of flesh.
Edgar Award-winner and internationally bestselling novelist tells of his improbable conversion from agnostic Jewish-intellectual to baptized Christian and of the books that led him there. Had I stumbled on the hallelujah truth, or just gone mad-or, that is, had I gone mad again? No one was more surprised than Andrew Klavan when, at the age of fifty, he found himself about to be baptized. Best known for his hard-boiled, white-knuckle thrillers and for the movies made from them-among them True Crime (directed by Clint Eastwood) and Don't Say a Word (starring Michael Douglas)-Klavan was born in a suburban Jewish enclave outside New York City. He left the faith of his childhood behind to live most of his life as an agnostic in the secular, sophisticated atmosphere of New York, London, and Los Angeles. But his lifelong quest for truth-in his life and in his work-was leading him to a place he never expected. In The Great Good Thing, Klavan tells how his troubled childhood caused him to live inside the stories in his head and grow up to become an alienated young writer whose disconnection and rage devolved into depression and suicidal breakdown. But he also stumbled into a genuine romance, a passionate and committed marriage whose uncommon and enduring devotion convinced him of the reality of love. In those years, Klavan fought to ignore the insistent call of God, a call glimpsed in a childhood Christmas at the home of a beloved babysitter, in a transcendent moment at his daughter's birth, and in a snippet of a baseball game broadcast that moved him from the brink of suicide. But more than anything, the call of God existed in stories-the stories Klavan loved to read and the stories he loved to write. The Great Good Thing is the dramatic, soul-searching story of a man born into an age of disbelief who had to abandon everything he thought he knew in order to find his way to the truth.
Das Groe Sterben. Es wird geschehen. Wenn niemand etwas dagegen unternimmt. Wenn mir niemand glaubt. Ich muss es verhindern!Endlich wei Charlie West wieder, was passiert ist, seit er bei der Terror-Organisation The Homelanders eingeschleust wurde. Und er wei, was bevorsteht: ein Anschlag von noch nie da gewesenen Ausmaen. Verzweifelt versucht er, Gehr zu erlangen, doch niemand glaubt ihm, da er immer noch unter Mordverdacht steht. Schlielich setzt er alles auf eine Karte ... Band 4 der spannenden Actionserie The Homelanders"e;Fr alle Fans von 24, Prison Break, The Bourne Identity und Homeland.
Waterman. Der Mann ohne Gesicht. Er hat den Schlussel zu meinen Erinnerungen. Doch kann ich ihm wirklich vertrauen?Charlie West hat nur eine Chance: Er muss endlich herausfinden, was vor einem Jahr wirklich passiert ist. Warum sein bester Freund Alex tot ist. Und warum nicht nur die Terroristen, sondern auch die Cops so erbarmungslos Jagd auf ihn machen. Der einzige Mann, der ihm dabei helfen kann, ist Waterman. Er sagt, er sei einer von den Guten. Aber Charlie ist schon so oft getuscht worden ... Band 3 der spannenden Actionserie The Homelanders"e;Fr alle Fans von 24, Prison Break, The Bourne Identity und Homeland.
Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with the wrong crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows its only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble. But one day, Sam sees these thugs harassing an eccentric schoolmate named Jennifer. Finding the courage to face the bullies down, Sam loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one. Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons, the devil, and death. And heres the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies prophecies of something terrible thats going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it. With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.
Ich wurde diesen Kampf verlieren. Ich wusste es. Es war nur eine Frage der Zeit. Charlie West kennt nur ein Ziel: Er muss seine Unschuld beweisen! Aber wie? Ein Weg fhrt zurck nach Spring Hill, an den Schauplatz des Mordes. Gejagt von Killern und gehetzt von der Polizei, schlgt Charlie sich bis dorthin durch. Und findet immer neue Hinweise, die ihn an sich selbst zweifeln lassen. Er hatte tatschlich Kontakt zu den Homelanders. Auerdem hat man ihn am Tatort gesehen. Ist er wirklich so unschuldig, wie er glaubt?
A ghost story forces a man to confront the darkest secret of his pastChristmas is lonely for a man with no family, and Mike North is grateful when his boss invites him to spend the holiday at his cabin upstate. But as a blizzard descends and conversation dries up, Mike regrets leaving New York City. Only the arrival of Susannah, his boss's daughter, saves him from going mad with boredom. She is quick-witted and beautiful, a perfect antidote to snow-bound tedium, and he begins to fall in love. For Christmas night entertainment, Mike invents a ghost story. It goes all right until Susannah starts to scream.Something in his half-baked melodrama about a Chicago serial killer haunted by a man with a scarred face has touched a nerve. Unknowingly, Mike described a scene that matches Susannah's nightmares. Soon, what had been a dream begins to intrude into reality. To understand her terror, Mike digs into his own memory, hoping to unearth the secret that gave birth to the scarred man.
Ich war an einen Stuhl gefesselt. ber mir hing eine nackte Glhbirne. Dann bemerkte ich die Blutflecken auf meinem Hemd. Und pltzlich war ich wach. Hellwach. Charlie West, 18, erlebt den Albtraum seines Lebens: Zwei Mnner drohen, ihn zu tten - und er kann sich an nichts erinnern. Er wei nur, er muss handeln. Jetzt! In allerletzter Sekunde gelingt ihm die Flucht. Und eine gnadenlose Jagd durch die USA beginnt, denn Charlie ist nicht nur ins Visier von Terroristen geraten, auch die Polizei sucht ihn. Wegen Mordes!
A freak plane crash sets off a chase for a little girl with strange powers in this ';stay-up-all-night' thriller from an Edgar Awardwinning author (USA Today).Amanda is playing in the backyard when the plane explodes overhead. As metal, fire, and bodies rain down on her small town, the little girl wanders off. Houses on either side explode as she toddles away from the carnage, across the park, and into the woods. When her mother finds her, Amanda is asleep in the arms of a mysterious man. Carol takes her daughter and flees for her life, afraid not of the hell their town has become, but of what might happen if her daughter is found.Little Amanda is blessed with the power to heal the sick, and there are powerful people who want to find out where her mysterious ability comes from. After the crash, Carol and her daughter flee to New York, where one mother's love is all that stands between Amanda and the forces of evil.
A tip from a dying cop puts a reporter on a long-closed murder caseEasy E.J. McMahon rests six feet underneath the playground at an elementary school in Little Italy. A one-time steakhouse owner with a gambling problem, his troubles started when a struggle broke out for control of a mob family, and E.J. backed the wrong man. E.J. fled to the airport, planning to hop a plane to Wyoming, but was met at the gate by two heavies with badges. As they dragged him out of the airport, he wailed that the men were not real cops. They put him under the cement while he was still breathing.Fifteen years later, newspaperman John Wells gets a call from a dying cop who wants to make a confession. Easy E.J. was wrong: They were cops, working on the mob payroll. Wells goes after the dead cop's partner, chasing a story so good that it might be worth getting buried alive.
A reporter must overcome personal tragedy to cover a grisly assignmentThe Dellacroce trial should be John Wells's biggest triumph. After years of hounding the mob boss, the New York Star reporter has finally brought enough evidence to light that the city can't help but prosecute. Just when Wells is about to dive into courtroom reporting, his editor pulls him off the story, dumping him on a human-interest fluff piece. The young girls of Grant County are killing themselves in droves, and Wells's editor wants to know why these teenagers keep putting their necks in nooses. It's a tedious assignment, but the normally combative reporter doesn't protest. He knows how it feels to lose a child to suicide.Wells chases the story in Grant County even as the hanging deaths rake up memories of his troubled daughter's death. When the suicides begin to look like murder, Wells's reporting puts his own neck on the line.
A chance encounter in the woods causes a recluse to dredge up old memoriesHe meets her in a stranger's backyard. Harry is a child walking home from school, and Agnes is a young girl playing in the creek behind her house. While their parents speak, the children play, and Agnes explains the supernatural. She uses cookie dough to make statues of ghosts, she tells him, which she sets free in the river. So begins an enchantment that will last the rest of Harry's life.Years later he is a disbarred lawyer, living a reclusive life outside a Westchester commuter town. Memories of Agnes, dead for a decade, haunt him. He befriends a shivering young runaway, an encounter which forces him to confront his past for the first time, unearthing a mystery which stretches back to the Holocaust, and revolves around that strange young girl he met so long ago.
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