Sean Slater has lived it. Now Jacob Striker is reliving it. Completely authentic by-the-seat-of-your-pants thriller from a real-life homicide cop When Homicide Detective Jacob Striker discovers a torture chamber in a steel barn down by the river, he is propelled into an investigation that leads to two mysterious bombers. Every few hours, another victim is targeted, located - and then blown to smithereens. Very quickly, Striker realizes the attacks are not random. But one obvious question remains: Why? With people dying at an alarming rate, Striker desperately searches for an answer to this question. When he discovers it, a stark coldness fills him. For he begins to understand. The reason leads back to a police file that is now ten years old. To a dark and dangerous place across the seas. And to one of Striker's oldest mentors and dearest friends. With time running out, Striker must catch the two bombers before they finish the job and complete their kill list. Otherwise there will be little left for Jacob Striker to save. Little left, but dust and bones. 'Fast-paced, gripping and impossible to put down, Sean Slater's debut novel, The Survivor, is an explosive, action-injected tale told by a great new talent. A fantastic read' Chris Carter 'A neat, stylish thriller from a writer to watch' Daily Mail '[An] energetic debut thriller' Daily Telegraph
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The Guiltyis a critique of contemporary American society, its moral and ethical value systems, which are found to be wanting. The problems are evident: rampant divorce leading to the breakup of families, adultery, child abuse, alcohol abuse, and other drug abuses. However, the greatest wide spread basic evil of our time is greed, capable of spawning its own set of evil motivations. InThe Guilty, author Lester Key uses fiction to illustrate several of the most reprehensible behavior trends. He has also laid bare the racial prejudice that, unfortunately, remains in this country. But do not despair; inThe Guilty, Key believes he has found the solution to most of our social lack of moral and ethical values.
Justice is as fast as a bullet… As I lie in bed with Amanda, ignoring another late-night call from my ex, a shot rings out in the New York night and a beautiful starlet dies outside the city's most popular nightclub. This is the kind of story I was born to chase—but I never dreamed this story began over a hundred years ago.… Suddenly another life is taken, the bullet fired from one of the deadliest guns ever made. Both victims are highly controversial, their murders more like public executions. My search leads me into the twisted world of The Boy—a world defined by a demented code of honor and shocking, long-buried secrets of the world's most infamous outlaw. When this assassin realizes I'm getting too close to the truth, uncovering the past could jeopardize everything I care about. Because in his world there's a fine line between good and evil, and the difference between innocence and guilt depends on who's holding the gun.…
Bestselling author Robert Rotenberg is back with another razor-sharp legal thriller. Rotenberg’s insider knowledge of the behind-the-scenes courtroom machinations and his mesmerizing trial scenes make this another scorching page-turner. On the morning that his headline-grabbing divorce trial is set to begin, Terrance Wyler, youngest son of the Wyler Food dynasty, is found stabbed to death in the kitchen of his million-dollar home. Detective Ari Greene arrives minutes before the press and finds Wyler’s four-year-old son asleep upstairs. When Wyler’s ex-wife, a strange beauty named Samantha, shows up at her lawyer’s office with a bloody knife, it looks as if the case is over. But Greene soon discovers the Wyler family has secrets they’d like to keep hidden, and they’re not the only ones. If there’s one thing Greene knows, it’s that the truth is never simple.
"As a criminal barrister, you work with the material you get: a junkie shoplifter with thirty-five previous convictions and four packs of Lidl's frozen chicken stuffed down his trousers is heading only one way..." Every day, like every criminal barrister in this country, Alex McBride stands up in court and, with nothing but quick-thinking, sharp-talking and his hard-won legal expertise, attempts to save people from criminal conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes he's had only a few hours to prepare his case. Sometimes his client is obviously guilty. In this hilarious, heart-stopping memoir, he takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system - in barristers' chambers, in the courtroom, in the cells and on the streets - introducing us to its outlandish personalities, arcane eccentricities and its many moving stories of triumph and defeat. Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Bailey, his hair-raising tales reveal all the secrets of courtroom success and what it takes to survive in this chaotic world of fluked escapes and crushed hopes. Throughout he attempts to answer that most important question: how do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free?
The Guilty Environmentalist is a collection of essays, musings, and political fantasies from award-winning humorist and energy journalist Arthur O'Donnell. Join the Guilty Environmentalist as he trips lightly through this exploration of the history and foibles of the electric utility industry - from the very beginnings of the Age of Electricity to the aftermath of California's most recent energy crisis. Selected from the best of the "Bottom Lines" columns carried in the nationally acclaimed California Energy Markets newsletter over the past decade, "The Guilty Environmentalist" provides a unique - and frequently hilarious - perspective on a crucial industry that most people take for granted until the lights go out.
Maris used to be a loving, happy mother. Then her daughter was murdered. Who is she now? A man stands on the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. His son killed Maris's daughter. Now she holds his life in her hands. At one word from her, he'll jump... Should Maris let him live, or die? And will this shocking offer free her, or destroy her? This is a powerful thriller about guilt, retribution and motherhood.
Do you struggle with paralysis of analysis in your daily life? Are you blaming everyone else for your lack of satisfaction in life, love, and more? Do you require more motivation to make the changes you need to be happy? Step one: Grab a mirror and take a look. Guess what? The only one who can help you is staring right back at you. Author Ron Henchel feels your pain and is here to help with The Guilty Mirror. Using humorous anecdotes to help you see that your glass really is half full, these stories of other people finding their own bliss will amuse and inspire you to become your own best friend. Its time to fire the negative grump in the mirror! Life is complex, and its easy to get overwhelmed. Keeping matters simple is the key to success. Youll find tools, ideas, and tips to keep an optimistic and productive approach to life. Once youve determined your own personality style, you can easily customize your approach to breaking down the barriers that stand in your way. Learning to laugh at yourself is an important step in the journey to loving and accepting yourself and these humorous exercises can help you start the healing!
The two Israeli Mossad agents, keeping surveillance on the late Adam Buckland's premises, become friendly with his housekeeper. She has become upset and disillusioned by the orders of the trio who run the illegal sale of armaments and explosives. When an attempt is made on her life by that trio she decides she must find a means of getting rid of them and the supplies and get away from their hold on her. The story relates all the happenings to her and the British Police Inspector whom she later weds and who is himself murdered by the same man who tried to eliminate her. Also how the rest of her life is governed by her actions and those of the murderer and her marriage to a French solicitor.
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER! 'One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year' Richard and Judy Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes as a solicitor in London. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an eleven-year-old accused of murdering an innocent young boy. As he plunges into the muddy depths of Sebastian's troubled home life, Daniel thinks back to his own childhood in foster care - and to Minnie, the woman whose love saved him, until she, too, betrayed him so badly that he cut her out of his life. But what crime did Minnie commit that made Daniel disregard her for fifteen years? And will Daniel's identification with a child on trial for murder make him question everything he ever believed in? A Richard & Judy Book Club favourite and international phenomenon. Deeply psychological and suspenseful, The Guilty One is both a legal thriller and a human story of love and redemption. 'Moving, insightful' Guardian 'A page-turner with real emotional depth' Daily Express 'Thought-provoking, brave, challenging, compulsive' Rosamund Lupton 'An absorbing psychological debut' Company 'Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling' Lee Child 'Grips like a vice' Daily Mail 'One of the best debuts I've ever encountered. An outstanding work of fiction' Daily Record 'Will touch your heart, even as it leaves you unsettled' Hallie Ephron 'I couldn't get this book out of my head. It kept me up all night and guessing the whole way through. I loved it' Jenny Colgan *DON'T MISS LITTLE LIAR, THE DEEPLY COMPULSIVE NEW NOVEL BY LISA BALLANTYNE*