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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.
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.
Voices invade a young woman's head, compelling her to killWhen Nancy Kincaid comes into work, an unfamiliar woman tells her to leave. This is Nancy Kincaid's office, the woman says, but you are not Nancy Kincaid. As Nancy protests, her memory grows fuzzy and her reason seems to slip away. None of her workmates recognize her, and she is distracted by a voice in her head that suggests she shoot them all.Ejected from her office, she collects herself in the park. A homeless man pesters her, mumbling that at eight o'clockthe animal hourthere is someone she has to kill. Over and over she tells him to leave, until she finds the pistol in her purse. She kills the bum and sets off a whirlwind of insane violence that will not stop until the animal hour comes to pass.
A dead source draws a newspaperman into a murder investigationMayforth Kendrick III is an unlikely name for a small-time drug dealer. As the grandson of a millionaire and the son of a Broadway mogul, Kendrick was minted for success from birth. But a fondness for controlled substances cut his education short, forcing him to make a living pushing drugs on the theater glitterati with whom he once mingled. New York Star reporter John Wells, who occasionally uses Kendrick as a source, may be his only friend. He is also one of the last to see him alive.He visits Kendrick's seedy Alphabet City apartment because the young man has pictures to sell showing a Senate candidate involved in unsavory extramarital activities. Never a muckraker, Wells passes on them. The next day Kendrick is murdered and the pictures are gone. Wells smells a scoop, if he can only find the killer.
A newspaperman investigates a war correspondent's hotel room murderAs snow falls on Manhattan, three old colleagues warm themselves in the wood-paneled confines of the Midtown Press Club. Two are editors at highbrow New York publications; the other is Timothy Colt, a daring war correspondent whose face is not famous but whose byline is known the world over. New York Star crime reporter John Wells listens as they rehash old times, then follows Colt back to his room to drink some more. He wakes hung over, just in time to see Colt murdered.After a struggle with Wells draws the attention of hotel security, the assassin flings himself out the window. To unmask Colt's killer, Wells will have to reach deep into his fellow reporter's pastfor the root of this murder lies in a long-forgotten love, and an atrocious war too terrible to be remembered.
Is there no way out for Charlie West? Jailed for a murder he didn't commit, Charlie is killing time and praying nobody kills him. Charlie was just a normal schoolboy when he woke up unable to remember the last year of his life. Now his memories are returning in sudden painful flashbacks - memories of going undercover in a terrorist organisation. There are people inside that want Charlie dead and he's not sure who poses the greatest threat - his fellow inmates or the guards. But Charlie isn't the only one in danger. Something terrible is about to happen and Charlie is the only one who can stop it. First he's got to get out of prison...and fast.
'You're a better man than you think...Find Waterman.' are the words that have been keeping Charlie West going ever since his nightmare started. Wanted for murder and implicated in terrorist plots Charlie is on the run from everyone - completely unable to remember what actually happened... But now he's found Waterman will he finally learn the truth and manage to clear his own name? This is the third action-packed installment of Klavan's Homelander Series.
Charlie's world has become a nightmare... Unable to remember the last year of his life Charlie is faced with the horror of being accused of murdering his best friend and being involved in a terrorist plot. Now he must dodge both the cops and a terrorist organisation to make his way home and clear his name...
The Uncanny is the story of Richard Storm, a producer of horror movies. He comes to England searching for the real counterpart of the ghosts that have made him rich. At a party he reads aloud the classic British ghost story which inspired his Hollywood career, and suddenly, uncannily, starts a chain of actions that literally brings to life his first horror movie. Harper Albright is a hunter, a rider of the tide of the Uncanny, whose credo is simply, "e;Believe nothing."e; Once young and beautiful, she has devoted her life to seeking out and destroying the evil Iago, her former lover, now the hunter of their son. Harper must destroy Iago before he can find all the clues to recreate the Philosopher's Stone, which will give him immortality at the cost of his son's life. With Richard's reading at the party, Iago's trail suddenly grows hot. A trail of ghost stories stretching from Storm's films back to the Middle Ages provide the clues which will lead to Iago.
Honey-seventeen years old, vivacious, wealthy, a politician's daughter-has a penchant for drug dealers, mad-dog bikers, booze, sex, crank, and guns. She's run off with Cobra, the leader of a band of motorcycle-gang outcasts who have dubbed themselves the Outriders-having been too hot-headed and reckless for rival gangs. But her father, who is running for the US Senate, wants her back before she takes his career down in flames. Enter Scott Weiss and Jim Bishop, star private eyes from author Klavan's previous thriller, Dynamite Road. Bishop's assignment: infiltrate the Outriders and seduce Honey away from Cobra. But has Bishop finally met his match? Is Honey too hot to handle?
Honey---a vivacious, wealthy, seventeen-year-old daughter of a politician---has a penchant for drug dealers, mad-dog bikers, booze, sex, crank, and guns. She's run off with Cobra, the leader of a band of motorcycle-gang outcasts who have dubbed themselves the Outriders since they are too hotheaded and reckless for other rival gangs. But her father, who is running for the U.S. Senate, wants her back before she takes his career down in flames along with her hell-bent soul.Enter Scott Weiss and Jim Bishop, Andrew Klavan's star private eyes from Dynamite Road. Weiss is a former cop who is an accomplished detective with a lot of connections. Bishop is a savvy, strong-willed tough guy and ladies' man who does the legwork for Weiss's agency. Bishop's assignment: infiltrate the Outriders and seduce and steal Honey away from Cobra. But has Bishop finally met his match? Cobra is brilliant as well as bad---an oddly intellectual biker who is one step ahead of everyone on his trail. And Honey is not only rich and beautiful, she is hotter than the hinges of hell, irresistibly alluring, a black widow who draws the hardest, toughest, sharpest hustlers into her lethal web---where she consumes them whole.Bishop, falling for a woman like never before, is drawn into Honey's web, and even with the diabolically clever Weiss in his corner---working with the cops, scheming with the politicians, pulling the strings, and calling the shots---Bishop may be going down.Has Bishop finally met his match? Is Honey too hot to handle?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Jim Bishop is a hard man, as cold as the wind off the water and tough to the point of brutality. Scott Weiss is Bishop's boss, a world-weary ex-cop who runs a private detective agency out of a concrete tower in the heart of San Francisco. In this powerfully original series debut by award-winning and bestselling author Andrew Klavan, Weiss sends Bishop to investigate corruption at a Northern California airport-and so sets events in motion that will lead both men on a desperate hunt for a master assassin.Bishop's assignment is to investigate the airport and report back to Weiss. But Bishop prefers to make up the rules as he goes along. He's willing to beat any man into the ground and draw any woman into his bed in order to get the answers he's after. A pilot himself, he takes to the air to check out the illegal flights of a thug names Chris Wannamaker. Then he coolly seduces Wannamaker's lonely wife in order to find out more.Back in the city, as Weiss struggles to rein Bishop in, he begins a connected investigation of his own. A death in a mansion in Presidio Heights, a seemingly random murder South of Market, an apparent suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge, all seem to bear the mark of Weiss' old nemesis, an expert gun-for-hire who goes by the name of the Shadowman. It's a trail of blood, and each step of it seems to bring Weiss closer to Julie Wyant, a mysterious beauty who captures the imagination of every man she meets.Soon Bishop has found his way into the center of a massive criminal conspiracy, a plan set to climax with an act of audacious violence and a murder that would be impossible for any killer but one. And with his operative's wife in danger, Weiss begins a race against time to outsmart the murderer who stalks his nightmares and to rescue the woman who haunts his dream. If you like your tough guys really tough, your femme fatale and your action explosive-welcome to Dynamite Road.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A routine investigation into corruption at a Northern California airport sets in motion shocking events that lead hard man Jim Bishop and world-weary ex-cop boss Scott Weiss into the center of a massive criminal conspiracy. The trail of blood that ensues brings them dangerously closer to Weiss' old nemesis, an expert gun-for-hire known only as Shadowman and to a plan set to climax with an act of audacious violence and a murder that would be impossible for any killer but one ...
Cal Bradleys marriage to Marie is the stuff of romance. Then one night, a 19-year-old boy named Peter Blue goes on a rampage. Friendless and suicidal, Blue is sent to Bradley for treatment. For the patient, it's a last chance at redemption. For the doctor, it's the beginning of a journey into a world of fear, deception, and murder. Because somehow, Blue's extraordinary inner life is linked to Cal's reality. And in the mystery of the teenager's mind lies the key to a more terrible mystery: Marie Bradley's hidden past.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
They're watching.They've wiretapped the apartment.They've got their daughter.They told them they'd hurt her if they spoke about it.They told them, "e;Don't say a word . . ."e;Or else . . .At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Life is not exactly good for psychiatrist Nathan Conrad. He has his practice, but it doesn't pay for the Mercedes he feels he deserves. He does, however, care. So when he is asked to take a case his instincts scream to reject, he takes it. It could be interesting, even if the patient is a killer.
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