At CIA headquarters, a young officer discovers that terrorists may have commandeered their computer systems to launch an unauthorized mission. Elsewhere, conspirators abduct nine people to manipulate the rules of their game. Two disparate ambitions â€” Clint Masters becomes the reluctant link in the chain of danger.Ever since Clint's almost ex-wife dumped him, he bobs along the Massachusetts coast in a sailboat with his black lab for company. He avoids all forms of technology, a counterintuitive effort for the burned-out founder of CatSat Laboratories. Tired of clutching the brass ring, he needed to untether, step off the corporate treadmill, and smell a flower. Fortunately, he met one, a beautiful, unspoiled woman who doesn't treat him like a commodity. His relationship with Beth offers more promise than his marriage ever did, even if she is on dialysis for her recovering kidneys, until she disappears.In spite of the evidence, her family refuses to admit she's in danger. Without routine dialysis, she won't survive. As Clint realizes that he loves Beth, damn-near ex-wife Paige sashays back into his life with disturbing news.While the CIA young gun tracks his quarry, Clint enlists the help of two men to find Beth, a blithe Brit named Merlin, and Todd, his playboy partner-in-tech. But Clint must find Beth before her kidneys fail. And before someone unloads a bullet in his head.
Still bruised and battered from his most recent mission, ex-CIA analyst, Kurt Vetter is forced into service once again after hackers launch a devastating cyber attack on the US warning system, threatening an all-out nuclear confrontation. While teaming up again with Amanda Carter and investigating the security breach, Kurt discovers that Russian Intelligence has compromised the National Military Command Center. Meanwhile, a notorious and dangerous arms dealer is set to begin peddling stolen nuclear warheads on the black market. But can Kurt juggle both crises without catastrophe striking? Series Details: Book 1 - The Patriot Paradox Book 2 - Pressed Book 3 - Blood in the Streets or get all three book in one volume with The Kurt Vetter Trilogy Series Keywords: spy novel,political thriller series,international spy thriller,espionage thriller,political mystery,CIA thriller,hard boiled mystery,pulp spies,Russia,France,united states,nuke attack,nuclear,arms dealer, plot, Chechnya, Moscow,best thriller books, conspiracy, best selling books, cia book, murder mystery books, spy novels, spy thrillers, reluctant hero series
Four different Earths in four different dimensions left as nothing but lifeless balls of rock and sand after their moons were destroyed, sending massive chunks of debris slamming into the planets, ripping away their atmospheres and extinguishing every last bit of life. With a near infinite number of dimensions, was it beyond the realm of possibility that these four ghost worlds were nothing more than a coincidence, or was it perhaps a coordinated attack intended to destroy whatever, or whoever inhabited those worlds? Suspicions and theories abound, but they'll never find the answers without investigating, and for that they'll require some new gear, including space suits, metal detectors and ground penetrating radar. If these dead worlds truly were inhabited by the race they called the creators, then they not only need to find that out for sure, but they also need to find out who destroyed them, and why. Also, in an effort to repair a relationship that had grown distant, Jarrod, Derek, Tina and Sarah invite Patricia to come down to the cabin with them for a little vacation so they can reconnect and get things back to the way they were back in the early days. While they're there, they head out to explore an as of yet unexplored dimension and find a world that's beyond even their wildest imaginations, as well as a mineral that could either be the key to producing limitless energy, or the catalyst of their own destruction. Ghost Worlds is book 8 of the Unseen things series.
Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.
Atemberaubende Spannung mit hohem Gruselfaktor von Frankreichs Thriller-Autor Nr. 1. Olivier Passan, Pariser Mordkommissar und Einzelgänger, ist einem Serienkiller auf der Spur, der es auf schwangere Frauen abgesehen hat. Zugleich versucht er zu begreifen, warum die Ehe mit seiner japanischen Frau Naoko offenbar gescheitert ist. Als in seinem Haus bedrohliche Dinge geschehen, vermutet Passan zunächst einen Racheakt des Killers. Doch dann stellt sich heraus, dass die Anschläge mit der geheimnisvollen Vergangenheit Naokos zu tun haben...
This is the first collection in English to focus exclusively on the various forms of popular film produced in Spain and to acknowledge the variety, range and depth of Spanish cinema. Contributors from across Hispanic, media and cultural studies explore a range of genres, from the musicals of the 1930s and 1940s to contemporary horror movies, historical epics of the 1940s and 1950s and contemporary representations of the Spanish Civil War. The book includes reappraisals of key popular directors such as Luis Garcia Berlanga and Antonio Mercero as well as critical analyses of celebrated stars like Marisol. It provides innovative consideration of the promotion and reception of horror in the 1960s, recollections of cinema-going in Madrid, and reflections on successful recent works such as Abre los Ojos and Solas.
« JE SUIS LE FAUCHEUR. JE CONNAIS LA DOULEUR. JE CONNAIS LES TÉNÈBRES. CE N’EST QUE LE DÉBUT. » Darrow aurait voulu vivre en paix. Ses ennemis l’ont jeté dans la guerre. Darrow s’est élevé parmi les puissants qui dirigent la Société pour mieux préparer sa révolution. À présent, la fin du règne tyrannique des Ors a enfin sonné. Malgré les doutes qui l’assaillent, malgré les anciens amis qu’il va devoir affronter aux quatre coins du Système solaire, Darrow est plus que jamais déterminé à briser les chaînes...
Evolviere! - David starrt den Brief an, in dem nur dieses eine Wort steht, und schon kehren die grausamen Erinnerungen zurück: wie seine alleinstehende Mutter tödlich verunglückte, als er sechs Jahre alt war. Wie er zusammen mit zwei weiteren Kindern von einem Mann adoptiert wurde, den sie "Vater" nennen sollten. Wie dieser seine Adoptivkinder mit Brutalität und Grausamkeit dazu bewegen wollte, zu "evolvieren." Zwanzig Jahre später hat David sich zum angesehenen Schriftsteller entwickelt, doch die Schatten seiner Vergangenheit scheinen nicht ruhen zu wollen. Damals hatten die Kinder einhellig Vaters Tod beschlossen und sind ein großes Wagnis eingegangen. Hat Vater überlebt? Beginnt der Albtraum für David von Neuem? Cody McFadyen beweist mit diesem brutalen, emotionalen Thriller wahre Erzählkunst. Cody McFadyen wurde 1968 im texanischen Fort Worth geboren. Nach einer abgebrochenen Highschool-Ausbildung arbeitete er, unter anderem, im sozialen Dienst und als Drogenberater, ehe er sich in den 1990ern schließlich völlig der Schriftstellerei widmete. McFadyen lebt heute mit seiner Tochter in Südkalifornien und gehört zu den erfolgreichsten Krimi-Autoren weltweit.
A Handful Of Survivors For thirty years, they have avoided the outbreak of walking death that has consumed America's heartland. They have secured a small compound near the ruins of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Isolated from the world. Immune to the horror. Blissfully unaware of what lies outside in the region known as the Dead Lands. Until now. . . A New Generation Of Explorers Led by a military vet who's seen better days, the inexperienced offspring of the original survivors form a small expedition to explore the wastelands around them. A biologist, an anthropologist, a photographer, a salvage expert--all are hoping to build a new future from the rubble, which they call the "Dead Lands." Until all hell breaks loose. . . A Land Of Death The infected are still out there. Stalking. Feeding. Spreading like a virus. Wild animals roam the countryside, hunting prey. Small pockets of humanity hide in the shadows: some scared, some mad, all dangerous. This is the New World. If the explorers want it, they'll have to take it. Dead or alive. . . Praise for Joe McKinney's novels "A merciless, fast-paced and genuinely scary read that will leave you absolutely breathless." --Bram Stoker Award-winning author Brian Keene on Dead City "A rising star on the horror scene." --Fearnet.com
Three long service police Detectives take early tirements to form their own detective agency, they start out with a rented office three desks and chairs a phone on the floor. This doesn't last as one of the detectives Aunts join them and her college son who is a computor wizard who can hack into anything. Detectives go from one case to another involving blackmail, mates checking on their spouses, white slavery here in American, drug runners and much more
Vampires are overwhelming America, state by state, and the only chance of survival lies at the hands of an ancient hero! Lt. George Wagner arrives in Washington, D.C., hoping to find reinforcements. Instead, he discovers the nation's capital has been abandoned, its citizens headed west, away from the approaching vampires. In New Jersey, Victor and Vlad are attacked by the unlikeliest of enemies - Vlad's brother, Mircea, who was long thought dead but is out for revenge!
Year 2114, the year of the green tea. I will tell you a strange bit of history taken place in this land, not only once but twice in 200 years. Humanity closed many pages in their progress, new ways of thinking was now possible, now that we lost most of the materials things we valued so much in the history, oil, wealth, military power only buzzwords to us new generation of Ecebatins, all that is now irrelevant and just a memory of violent times of the past. We no longer compete to destroy but to build. We now have the pipe network, pipe for transportation, pipes to communicate, pipes to share wealth with the world, pip e trading networks are everywhere, and everything is done with pipes in 2014.In the future, we transport people, water, oil and all solids via giant pipes from one place to other.This is one of the biggest inventions of this century due to the cost of other transportation methods. Aside from bubble sails and wind electricity.This extensive use of pipe networks simplified the transport of goods and people and made it affordable as well.Population was getting larger as houses and apartments units are getting tinier. Apartment units are more like boxes; privacy is a joke these days. Food and energy is severally rationed and there is no hunger, not in this land anyway. Most hills are occupied with only few things, Wind generators, gardens, and yes many pipes to water them as well.