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THE NEW MEMORY MAN NOVEL Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk then turns the gun on himself Even with Decker s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction the killing is baffling Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim a schoolteacher Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack Enter Harper Brown An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency she orders Decker to back off the case The murder is part of an open DIA investigation one so classified that Decker and his team aren t cleared for it But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent Decker s never been one to follow the rules especially with the stakes so high Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown Decker remains laser focused on only one goal solving the case before it s too late
The Instant 1 New York Times and USA Today BestsellerDetective Lindsay Boxer investigates the most explosive case of her career Lindsay Boxer is learning to love again After the picture-perfect world she shared with her husband Joe and their beautiful young daughter shattered under the weight of Joe s double life Lindsay is determined to put the pieces back together But before she can welcome Joe back with open arms their beloved hometown of San Francisco faces a threat unlike any the city--or the country--has ever seen When the danger hits even closer to home Lindsay and Joe find a common cause and spring into action with quick results But what at first seems like an open-and-shut case quickly turns into anything but when the suspect threatens everything that Lindsay has worked a lifetime to build As Lindsay s investigation is scrutinized and undermined by a criminal as brilliant as any high-powered defense lawyer and her motives are called into question by everyone she thought had her back not even the truth may be enough to save her In a desperate fight for her career--and her life--Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a fiendish enemy puts her on trial-and walks free with blood on his hands Filled with... the trademark suspense and emotion that have made James Patterson the world s 1 bestselling writer 16th Seduction is the Women s Murder Club s toughest case yet--and an exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish more
Lucas Davenport s first case as a U S Marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the 1 New York Times-bestselling series The man was smart and he didn t mind killing people Welcome to the big leagues Davenport Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the U S Marshals Service and with unusual scope He gets to pick his own cases whatever they are wherever they lead him And where they ve led him this time is into real trouble A Biloxi Mississippi drug-cartel counting house gets robbed and suitcases full of cash disappear leaving behind five bodies including that of a six-year-old girl Davenport takes the case which quickly spirals out of control as cartel assassins including a torturer known as the Queen of home-improvement tools compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house Things get ugly real fast and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved to them he s just another large target Filled with his trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction Golden Prey is... further reason why Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers The Huffington Post more
The author of the 1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water her addictive new novel of psychological suspense Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease there s a certain solace to a dark escape in the promise of submerged truths coming to light Vogue A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town Earlier in the summer a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate They are not the first women lost to these dark waters but their deaths disturb the river and its history dredging up secrets long submerged Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl Parentless and friendless she now finds herself in the care of her mother s sister a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from a place to which she vowed she d never return With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent twisting... deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present Beware a calm surface you never know what lies beneath more
Based on the true story of a forgotten hero Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant epic tale of one young man s incredible courage and resilience during one of history s darkest hours Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis He s a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music food and girls but his days of innocence are numbered When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for Anna a beautiful widow six years his senior In an attempt to protect him Pino s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier a move they think will keep him out of combat But after Pino is injured he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler s left hand in Italy General Hans Leyers one of the Third Reich s most mysterious and powerful commanders Now with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share Fans of All the Light We Cannot See The Nightingale and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history... suspense and love more
The Instant 1 New York Times and USA Today BestsellerThree bodies in a beautiful and luxurious bedroom Billy Harney was born to be a cop The son of Chicago s chief of detectives whose twin sister is also on the force Billy plays it by the book Alongside Detective Kate Fenton Billy s tempestuous adrenaline-junkie partner there s nothing he wouldn t sacrifice for his job Enter Amy Lentini a hard-charging assistant state s attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself-who suspects Billy isn t the cop he claims to be They re about to be linked by more than their careers One missing black book A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address-an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago s most powerful citizens There s plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene-but what matters most is what s missing the madam s black book Now shock waves are rippling through the city s elite and everyone s desperate to find it Chicago has never been more dangerous As everyone who s anyone in Chicago scrambles to get their hands on the elusive black book no one s motives can be trusted An ingenious inventive thriller about power corruption and the power of secrets to scandalize a city-and possibly destroy a family-The Black Book is... James Patterson at his page-turning best more
A New York Times bestseller Chosen as a best book of the year by NPR The Washington Post The Chicago Tribune The San Francisco Chronicle and The Philadelphia Inquirer The same gorgeous layered richness that marked Towles debut Rules of Civility shapes A Gentleman in Moscow Entertainment Weekly The Grand Budapest Hotel and Eloise meets all the Bond villains TheSkimm Irresistible an elegant period piece as lavishly filigreed as a Faberge egg O the Oprah Magazine He can t leave his hotel You won t want to From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel In 1922 Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin Rostov an indomitable man of erudition and wit has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel s doors Unexpectedly his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery Brimming with humor a glittering cast of characters and one... beautifully rendered scene after another this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose And the intrigue A Gentleman in Moscow is laced with sparkling threads they will tie up and tokens they will matter special keys secret compartments gold coins vials of coveted liquid old-fashioned pistols duels and scars hidden assignations discreet and smoky stolen passports a ruby necklace mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery a luscious stage set backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama The San Francisco Chroniclemore
The 1 EBook Bestseller Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes in our darkest hour hope shines a candle to light our way Discover THE LETTER by Kathryn Hughes the Number One bestseller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide Perfect for fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks A wonderful uplifting story Lesley PearseAnd if you love THE LETTER you will adore Kathryn s second novel THE SECRET Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home Whilst going through the pockets of a second-hand suit she comes across an old letter the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked Tina opens the letter and reads it - a decision that will alter the course of her life for ever Billy Stirling knows he has been a fool but hopes he can put things right On 4th September 1939 he sits down to write the letter he hopes will change his future It does - in more ways than he can ever imagine The Letter tells the story of two women born decades apart whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman s devastation leads to the other s salvation
The 1 New York Times Bestseller The essential universe from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist What is the nature of space and time How do we fit within the universe How does the universe fit within us There s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson But today few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly with sparkling wit in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day While you wait for your morning coffee to brew for the bus the train or a plane to arrive Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines from the Big Bang to black holes from quarks to quantum mechanics and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe
Now a Hulu Original Series premiering in AprilThe Handmaid s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast Set in the near future it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to and going beyond the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population The story is told through the eyes of Offred one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order In condensed but eloquent prose by turns cool-eyed tender despairing passionate and wry she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment s calm facade as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions The Handmaid s Tale is funny unexpected horrifying and altogether convincing It is at once scathing satire dire warning and a tour de force It is Margaret Atwood at her best