Defender

The most gripping read-in-one-go thriller (The Voices Book 1)
Author: G X Todd
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472233115
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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An imaginative thriller that draws on influences from Stephen King, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman to create a new world where the voice in your head might be all that stands between survival and death. If you loved The Stand, you'll love Defender, the first in a four-part series. 'Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary' Lee Child 'On the cusp of sleep, have we not all heard a voice call out our name?' In a world where long drinks are in short supply, it's dangerous to listen to your inner voice. Those who do, keep it quiet. But one man listens to the voice in his head telling him to buy a lemonade from the girl sitting on a dusty road. There is a reason why Pilgrim and Lacey must cross paths. They just don't know it yet . . . #HearTheVoices 'So accomplished that it's difficult to believe it's a first novel, Defender is already worthy to take its place alongside The Stand in the canon. An absolute gem of a book' John Connolly Readers LOVE Defender 'This has to be my favourite book so far this year... G X Todd has delivered a genius debut that grips you from start to finish' 'This was great! Well written, gripping, emotion, great characters' 'A stunning debut... I can't wait to find out where book two will take us' 'Kept me guessing and surprised me at every turn' 'Pilgrim and Lacey's friendship and care is lightness and hope in a dark world'

Hunted

The most gripping and original thriller you will read this year
Author: G X Todd
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472233158
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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The second novel in one of the **MOST TALKED-ABOUT** post-apocalyptic series. 'Thrilling . . . Todd skilfully captures hope and humanity in the lives of characters whom the reader comes to care about: Hunted, like Defender, is an impressive achievement' Guardian The girl has no one to defend her now . . . The hunt for the girl, Lacey, is on. One man is tormented by an inner voice that isn't his. It eats away at his sanity and, with cruel precision, orders the lawless to follow him. Their mission is to find the girl, steal what she knows ... and kill. In an Inn by the sea, Albus gathers a family of warriors and waits to be called upon. He doesn't know yet why Lacey is important, but he trusts his sister. And Ruby says he must find the girl - before it's too late. A great power lives in Lacey and she has a destiny to fulfil. Whether for good or ill remains to be seen ... Hunted is the second book in the must-read Voices series, where a voice in your head might be all that stands between survival and death. 'Compelling, suspenseful and altogether extraordinary' Lee Child 'Of a piece with Stephen King's The Stand' Independent 'Hunted is a smart, fast-paced, brave and classy thriller' Gillian McAllister What readers are saying about Defender and Hunted: 'A genius debut that grips you from start to finish' 'Takes the story to a whole other level. Can't wait to see what happens next!' 'Amazing, thrilling, emotional' 'Defender is a modern classic and Hunted is too' 'It's now 5:36am and I have given up on sleep!' 'I need to talk to you about a really great book'

Giants - Die letzte Schlacht

Roman
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641231566
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Zehn Jahre sind vergangen, seit gewaltige Alien-Roboter London zerstörten. Zehn Jahre, seit die beiden Wissenschaftler Dr. Rose Franklin und Vincent Couture von den Aliens mit in eine fremde Welt genommen wurden. Nun sind sie zur Erde zurückgekehrt – nur um festzustellen, dass dort nichts mehr ist, wie es war: Die USA und Russland nutzen die auf der Erde zurückgebliebenen Roboter, um sich einen erbitterten Krieg zu liefern, und der Rest der Welt bricht unter dem Konflikt der beiden Supermächte beinahe zusammen. Finden Vincent und Rose eine Lösung oder hat die letzte Stunde der Menschheit geschlagen?

Strangers On A Bridge


Author: James B. Donovan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641188059
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Die Hintergrundgeschichte zum großen Kinofilm „Bridge of Spies – Der Unterhändler“ Ostberlin 1962. An der Glienicker Brücke findet der Austausch zweier Topagenten statt. Verhandelt hat diese politische Sensation der New Yorker Anwalt James B. Donovan. In einem spektakulären Prozess bewahrte der Pflichtverteidiger den 1957 in den USA verhafteten sowjetischen Meisterspion Rudolf Abel vor dem Elektrischen Stuhl, da man ihn, so das Plädoyer, noch lebend brauche. Als ein U-2-Pilot über Russland abgeschossen wird, ist es so weit ...

Executive Power


Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847395732
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Mitch Rapp's cover has been blown. After leading a team of commandoes deep into Iraq, he has been publicly hailed by the president as the single most important person in the war against terrorism. After years of working covertly behind the scenes, Rapp is now in the glare of the public spotlight, marked by every terrorist from Jakarta to London, who now know his identity. Consequently, Rapp is resigned to leaving the front line. That is, until a platoon of Navy SEALs on a covert mission to the Philippines suffers a surprise attack. All evidence concludes that the source of the mission's leak lies in the US State Department and the Philippine embassy. But a greater threat still lurks - an unknown assassin working closely with the highest powers in the Middle East bent on igniting war. Now, with the world probing into his every move, will Rapp be able to overcome this anonymous foe and once again protect the world from the threat of international terrorism? The new Vince Flynn novel, The Survivor, will be published in autumn 2015!

Law of Attraction

A Novel
Author: Allison Leotta
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439195338
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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As a newly minted Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., Anna Curtis has already developed thick skin to deal with the brutality she encounters with her daily stack of domestic violence cases. Yet when Laprea Johnson walks into Anna’s life—battered by her boyfriend on the morning after Valentine’s Day—there’s something about this particular case that Anna can’t quite shake, something that reminds the prosecutor of her own troubled past. At the trial, Laprea makes a last-minute reversal, lying on the witness stand to free her boy-friend. Shortly after he is freed, Anna is horrified to hear that Laprea’s body has been found in a trash heap. Hastily assigned to prosecute the murder case alongside intimidating chief homicide prosecutor Jack Bailey, Anna’s heart sinks when she learns that her own boyfriend, public defender Nick Wagner, is representing the accused. Torn between bringing the killer to justice and saving her personal life, Anna makes a series of choices that jeopardizes her career, her relationships, and her very life as she uncovers the shocking truth behind the murder. Weaving expert knowledge with deft storytelling, federal sex-crimes prosecutor and Harvard Law School graduate Allison Leotta takes readers on a thrilling ride through D.C.’s criminal justice system. From the back rooms of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the flirtations and machinations of Washington’s Ivy League lawyers to the struggles of its poorest citizens on the gritty streets of Anacostia, Law of Attraction is a gripping debut from an exciting new talent.

Memorial Day


Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847397190
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack planned for Memorial Day, the president orders Mitch Rapp, his top counterterrorism operative, to pull out all the stops. Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan where he leads the ultra secret counterterrorism Special Forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into Northern Pakistan. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Within a subterranean room, Rapp and his team discover a treasure trove of maps, computers, files and bills of lading for multiple freighters heading to US ports - all pointing to plans for a catastrophic attack on Washington DC. Information is quickly relayed back to CIA headquarters, andin a few hours, the freighters have been located and the danger averted. Or has it? To Mitch Rapp, the whole operation seemed just a bit too easy. Following his instincts on a quest to unearth the whole truth, Rapp makes a truly terrifying discovery - and with Memorial Day closing fast, he must find a way to prevent a disaster of unimaginable proportions … The new Vince Flynn novel, The Survivor, will be published in autumn 2015!

Punch


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
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Murder One

A Novel
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451606710
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction: New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni delivers another gripping legal thriller in his popular David Sloane series. The case? Defending the woman he loves against a charge of murder. A year after the devastating murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane has returned to Seattle after three months in Mexico. At a black-tie dinner where he’s been persuaded to give the keynote address, Sloane reconnects with Barclay Reid, opposing counsel in his most prominent case. Barclay is suffering from her own personal tragedy—the death of her teenage daughter from a drug overdose. In the aftermath, Barclay has begun an intense crusade against the Russian drug traffickers she holds responsible for her daughter’s death, pursuing them with a righteousness that matches Sloane’s own zeal for justice. Despite their adversarial past, Sloane is drawn to Barclay and for the first time since his wife died, he finds himself beginning to have romantic feelings again. But when Barclay’s crusade stalls and a Russian drug dealer turns up dead, she stands accused of murder, and Sloane is her chosen defender. Amid the swirling media frenzy, in his first criminal case, Sloane finds himself once again in harm’s way, while mounting evidence suggests that Barclay is a woman with many secrets—and may not be quite as innocent as she seems. With his signature fast-paced, page-turning action and exhilarating plot twists, Robert Dugoni once again proves why he’s so often been named the heir to Grisham’s literary throne.

Kill Shot


Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857208705
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of the men responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians including his own girlfriend in the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing - bullet by bullet. His next target - a Libyan diplomat - should be easy. Prone to drink and currently in Paris without a bodyguard, Rapp quickly tracks the man down. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. When the news breaks that Libya's Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men, the French authorities are certain that the gunman is wounded and still on the loose in Paris. As the finger-pointing begins, Rapp's handlers have only one choice - deny any responsibility for the incident and race to do damage control. Alone in Paris, on the run from the authorities and from his own employers, Mitch Rapp must prepare to fight for his life. Look out for the new Vince Flynn novel, The Survivor, published in autumn 2015!

Protect and Defend


Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849836450
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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With Iran on the brink of developing a nuclear weapon, Israel is forced to react - and triggers an international crisis. An outraged United Nations condemns the attacks, while Iran swears vengeance against Israel and her chief backer: the USA. Enter Lebanese master terrorist Imad Mukhtar, who's spent the past decade picking his targets and preparing his cells for this exact moment. All he needs is approval from Iran's Supreme Counci, and he will strike at America. With the US on high alert, the President calls on the one man ruthless enough to counter the fanatical terrorist. Meeting violence with violence, CIA operative Mitch Rapp tracks his mark across Europe to America where they are finally pitted against each other in a hunt only one of them can survive. Look out for the new Vince Flynn novel, The Survivor, published in autumn 2015!

Hate Crime


Author: William Bernhardt
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0345451481
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Entreated by the mother of a hate-crime suspect to defend her son, who has been charged with brutalizing and murdering a gay man, Tulsa defense attorney Ben Kincaid hides secret reasons for wanting to refuse the case but is prompted by unforeseen circumstances to attend the trial in Chicago alongside partner Christina McCall. Reprint.

Mädchentod

Psychothriller
Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641175844
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Kurz vor ihrem 17. Geburtstag wurde Tessa Cartwright halb begraben auf einem Feld in Texas gefunden – inmitten menschlicher Gebeine, kaum am Leben und ohne Erinnerung an ihre Entführung. Als einzige Überlebende eines Serienkillers gelangte sie zu zweifelhaftem Ruhm. Ihr Peiniger wurde schließlich gefasst. Knapp zwei Jahrzehnte sind seitdem vergangen – doch plötzlich erhält Tessa verstörende Nachrichten. Nachrichten, die nur vom Täter kommen können. Sitzt ein Unschuldiger in Haft? Will der Mörder sein Werk vollenden? Tessa muss die Wahrheit finden – und schneller sein als der Killer.

Survive the Night


Author: Katie Ruggle
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492643114
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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"Vivid and charming." —CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author He's always been a haven: For the lost. The sick. The injured. But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he'll do more than heal her battered spirit—he'll defend her with his life. K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe's very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path—but for all his big heart, he's never been in love. Until he meets Sarah Clifton's haunted eyes. Until he realizes he'll do anything to save her. All Sarah wants is to escape a life caught between ambitious crime families, but there's no outrunning her past. Her power-mad brother would hunt her to the ends of the earth...but he'd never expect Sarah to fight back. With Otto and the whole of Monroe, Colorado by her side, Sarah's finally ready to face whatever comes her way. It's time to take a stand. "Gripping suspense, unique heroines, sexy heroes." —CHRISTINE FEEHAN, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Series: Run to Ground (Book 1) On the Chase (Book 2) Survive the Night (Book 3) Through the Fire (Book 4) What People Are Saying About Katie Ruggle: "I love Ruggle's characters. They're sharply drawn, and vividly alive. I'm happy when they find each other. These are wonderful escapist books." —CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times Bestselling author "Sexy and suspenseful, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." —JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author for Hold Your Breath "Chills and thrills and a sexy slow-burning romance from a terrific new voice." —D.D. AYRES, author of the K-9 Rescue Series for Hold Your Breath

Consent to Kill


Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847395716
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER For more than ten years, Mitch Rapp has been on the frontline of the War against Terror. His bold actions have saved the lives of thousands - but in the process his list of enemies has grown inexorably. Thousands of miles away, the influential father of a dead terrorist demands retribution for the death of his son at the hands of the infidels. He wants Rapp dead - and his hate-filled plea has found sympathetic ears. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who feel Rapp has grown too effective. They've been looking for an excuse to eliminate America's No.1 counterterrorism operative - and they've decided to seize the chance.The Hunter has become the Hunted. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, book one in the series, is soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. Praise for the Mitch Rapp series 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times 'Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. . . instantly gripping' Shortlist 'Action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label' Irish Independent 'Mitch Rapp is a great character who always leaves the bad guys either very sorry for themselves or very dead' Guardian

The Chemist – Die Spezialistin

Roman
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104904596
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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Nach dem sensationellen Welterfolg ihrer »Twilight«-Serie mit weltweit über 155 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren nun der neue Ausnahme-Pageturner der Weltbestsellerautorin Stephenie Meyer – knallhart, kompromisslos und ultraspannend. Sie hat für eine geheime Spezialeinheit der US-Regierung als Verhörspezialistin gearbeitet. Sie weiß Dinge. Zu viele Dinge. Deshalb wird sie jetzt selbst gejagt, bleibt nie länger an einem Ort, wechselt ständig Name und Aussehen. Drei Anschläge hat sie knapp überlebt. Die einzige Person, der sie vertraut hat, wurde umgebracht. Doch jetzt hat sie die Chance, wieder ein normales Leben zu führen. Dafür soll sie einen letzten Auftrag ausführen. Was sie dabei herausfindet, bringt sie jedoch in noch größere Gefahr, macht sie verwundbar. Denn zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben gibt es einen Mann an ihrer Seite, der ihr wirklich etwas bedeutet. Und sie muss alles dafür tun, damit sie beide am Leben bleiben – mit ihren ganz eigenen Mitteln ...

Extreme Measures


Author: Vince Flynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847376282
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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With Mitch Rapp away on assignment in Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy turns to his protege, Mike Nash. Nash has served his government honourably for sixteen years, first as an officer in the Marine Corps, then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Mitch Rapp, never wavering in his fight against the jihads and their culture of death. Fighting the War on Terror in secret, he has been forced to lie to everyone he cares about, including his wife and children. He has soldiered on secure in the knowledge that his hard work and lethal tactics have saved the lives of thousands. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him . . . Look out for the new Vince Flynn novel, The Survivor, available now.

Die Mauer

Roman
Author: John Lanchester
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608115617
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In Großbritannien gilt das Gesetz des Stärkeren. Das Land ist von einer hohen Mauer umgeben, die von den Bewohnern um jeden Preis gegen Eindringlinge verteidigt wird. Während in England der Brexit vorbereitet wird, legt Bestsellerautor John Lanchester einen brisanten neuen Roman vor. Joseph Kavanagh tritt seinen Dienst auf der Mauer an, die England seit dem großen Wandel umgibt. Er gehört nun zu jener Gruppe von jungen Menschen, die die Mauer unter Einsatz ihres Lebens gegen Eindringlinge verteidigt. Der Preis für ein mögliches Versagen ist hoch. Schaffen es Eindringlinge ins Land, werden die verantwortlichen Verteidiger dem Meer – und somit dem sicheren Tod – übergeben. Das Leben auf der Mauer verlangt Kavanagh einiges ab, doch seine Einheit wird zu seiner Familie, und mit Hifa, einer jungen Frau, fühlt er sich besonders eng verbunden. Gemeinsam absolvieren sie Kampfübungen, die sie auf den Ernstfall vorbereiten sollen. Denn ihre Gegner können jeden Moment angreifen. Und die sind gefährlich, weil sie für ein Leben hinter der Mauer alles aufs Spiel setzen. John Lanchester geht in seinem neuen Roman alle Herausforderungen unserer Zeit an – Flüchtlingsströme, wachsende politische Differenzen und die immer größer werdende Angst in der Bevölkerung – und verwebt diese zu einer hochgradig spannenden Geschichte über Liebe und Vertrauen sowie über den Kampf ums Überleben.

Die Spiegelstadt

Passage-Trilogie 3 - Roman
Author: Justin Cronin
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641202566
Category: Fiction
Page: 992
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Die Zwölf – Wesen der Dunkelheit, Todfeinde der Menschen – sind vernichtet, ihre hundertjährige Schreckensherrschaft über die Welt ist vorüber. Nach und nach wagen sich die Überlebenden aus ihrer eng ummauerten Zuflucht, Hoffnung keimt auf. Auf den Ruinen der einstigen Zivilisation wollen sie eine neue, eine bessere Gesellschaft aufbauen: der älteste Traum der Menschheit. Doch in einer fernen, verlassenen Stadt lauert der Eine: Zero. Der Erste. Der Vater der Zwölf, der den Ursprung des Virus in sich trägt. Einst ein hochbegabter Wissenschaftler, der, seit er seine große Liebe verlor, nur noch von Rachedurst und Wut erfüllt ist. Sein Ziel ist es, die Menschheit endgültig auszulöschen. Seine Truppen sind bereit. Und der Zeitpunkt ist gekommen. Nur Amy vermag ihn jetzt noch aufzuhalten, das Mädchen aus dem Nirgendwo, die einzige Hoffnung der Menschheit. Und so treten sie und ihre Freunde an zum letzten großen Kampf zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit ...

Zu wenig Zeit zum Sterben

Thriller
Author: Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641157846
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Wir haben deine Tochter. In 48 Stunden wird sie sterben! Vor über einem Jahr hat der Strafverteidiger Eddie Flynn vor Gericht einen folgenschweren Fehler begangen – und sich danach geschworen, niemals mehr einen Fall zu übernehmen. Doch nun muss er Olek Volchek, den berüchtigten Paten der New Yorker Russenmafia, gegen eine Mordanklage verteidigen. Volchek droht, Eddies elfjährige Tochter Amy umzubringen, falls er sich weigert. Und so bleiben ihm nur 48 Stunden Zeit, das Unmögliche zu schaffen: die Geschworenen von der Unschuld seines schuldigen Mandanten zu überzeugen, das Leben seiner Tochter zu retten – und Volchek für immer aus dem Verkehr zu ziehen ...