When Judge Ramsey Hunt is shot in the back while presiding over the trial of two accused killers’ things for the judge, the judge’s two FBI friends, and the Federal prosecutor turn from bad to worse. Suddenly, FBI agents Savich and Sherlock are on a race to San Francisco to find out what went wrong in the case.
Brook Reynolds died in a car crash. Tragic accident, the police say. But her father Don Hoffman knows otherwise. And he wants Joe Hunter to find the men responsible. Joe is not convinced - until he is attacked by two troublemakers, and Don's other daughter is also threatened. Looks like more than coincidence. And sure enough, the entire family is soon under siege with only Joe to protect them.
Before BLOOD IS THE SKY, the Alex McKnight series had already hit bestseller lists and won awards, but this novel took it to a whole new level. Set in the forests of northern Ontario, a land of savage beauty and sudden danger, BLOOD IN THE SKYshows why Steve Hamilton is one of the most acclaimed crime novelists writing today.
In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming’s agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who’s been on a bad luck streak at the baccarat table.
They called it “minor surgery,” but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others --- all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up...
In Los Angeles, during the year 1948, Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs....
Dispatched by M to investigate the mysterious disappearance of MI6’s Jamaica station chief, Bond was expecting a holiday in the sun. But when he discovers a deadly centipede placed in his hotel room, the vacation is over.
A departure from the full-length James Bond novels, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is a stunning collection of five stories that sends 007 to Bermuda, Berlin, and beyond, and places him in the dangerous company of adversaries of all varieties.
Sitting alone in a maximum-security prison cell, Abby Maddox is a celebrity. Now Abby, serving a nine-year sentence for slashing a police officer’s throat in a moment of rage. Jerry Isaac will never forget the attack --- or his attacker. Abby Maddox deserves to rot in jail --- forever, as far as Jerry’s concerned. But she alone may possess crucial evidence --- letters from this newest killer --- that could crack open the disturbing case.
SMERSH stands for “Death to Spies” and there’s no secret agent they’d like to disgrace and destroy more than 007, James Bond. But ensnaring the British Secret Service’s most lethal operative will require a lure so tempting even he can’t resist. Bursting with action and intrigue, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is one of the best-loved books in the Bond canon --- an instant classic that set the standard for sophisticated literary spycraft for decades to come.
Auric Goldfinger is the richest man in England --- though his wealth can’t be found in banks. He’s been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it’s attracted the suspicion of 007’s superiors at MI6. Sent to investigate, Bond uncovers an ingenious gold-smuggling scheme.
In the midst of a grueling training exercise, Thomas Crocker, USN, unearths a pocket of terrorism that leads straight from the slopes of K2 to the cities of Europe and the Middle East. Based on the experiences of renowned SEAL Team 6 commando Don Mann.
After only eight months on the job, President David Rodgers dies from an apparent heart attack, and Katherine Ann Miles, Rodgers’s VP, becomes the first woman to occupy the Oval Office. As she tries to calm a grieving nation and adjust to her new role, Katherine must also contend with an unrelenting power struggle with Congress --- the ultimate boys’ club.
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.