Author: Theresa Harris
Aus kleinen Verhältnissen kommend, sehnt sich Ella Andersen nach sozialem Aufstieg und Erfolg. Da bekommt sie die Chance ihres Lebens. Als Juniorpartnerin in einer internationalen Investmentfirma soll sie den Computerspielentwickler Magna Z an die Börse bringen. Gelingt ihr das, so winken eine Beförderung und Börsengewinne. Da passt der Wunsch ihres Lebensgefährten Ben, Familie zu gründen, gerade gar nicht. Doch Ella hat nicht nur mit Ben Probleme. Die Kollegen verhalten sich wie ein sexistischer Boys' Club. Auch der charismatische Gründer von Magna Z macht ihr mit seinen skandalösen Frauengeschichten das Leben schwer. Da zieht ihr Chef sie von Magna Z ab. Alles steht für Ella auf dem Spiel .... "Erinnert mich an einen guten Grisham." Michaela Krone, Hamburg "Super gut. Ein echter Pageturner." Karen Möller, Hamburg
Death and Taxes
Author: David Dodge
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
A CPA in 1940s San Francisco searches for his partner’s killer in this witty and “hard-hitting” mystery by the author of the classic To Catch a Thief (Time Magazine). The first in the series of noir mysteries starring hard-drinking accountant Whit Whitney, Death and Taxes follows the calculating amateur detective as he looks into the murder of George MacLeod—a top tax consultant who was a close colleague of Whitney’s, at least until his body was stuffed into a bank vault. A fast-paced, sharp-witted tale involving everything from pretty blondes to bootleggers to tangles with the Treasury Department, Death and Taxes “winds up at a lightning pace . . . Fast and easy to read” (New York Herald Tribune).
The Last Place God Made
Author: Jack Higgins
Publisher: Open Road Media
An action-packed adventure set in the unforgiving and uncharted Amazon from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Midnight Bell. Neil Mallory thought life was interesting as a bush pilot, flying mail and supplies around the Amazon rain forest. Then, after a bad crash, his life was saved by Capt. Sam Hannah, who all but hijacked him as a junior partner in what could barely be called a business. Only then did life get really interesting. Flying to and from the darkest corners of the savage jungle, the motley pair thinks they’ve seen everything . . . until they discover a field covered with the bodies of dead missionaries riddled with the arrows of the dreaded Huna tribe. The Huna, who have no love for encroaching “civilization,” are not to be trifled with. But as luck would have it, Mallory and Hannah soon find themselves drawn into the search for two missing nuns the natives have taken. The ensuing hunt will pit them against the Huna, the dangers of the Amazon, and even each other in a bloody fight for survival more brutal and unrelenting than either could have imagined—even in their nightmares. Before The Eagle Has Landed catapulted him to international fame, Jack Higgins was already writing incredible tales of suspense and action set around the globe—including this thrilling, old-school adventure that will grab readers from the first page and not let them go without a fight.
Author: Patrick Logan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
His hands are bound behind him, a crude butterfly drawn in blood on his bare back. He isn't the first. When a drug addict finds the body of a man in the basement of an abandoned warehouse in New York City, Detective Damien Drake is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim was a philanthropist, father, doting husband, and wealthy junior partner in one of the cities most respected law firms. He seemed to have the perfect life. Yet when Damien probes deeper, he realizes that this man isn't the first. His investigation soon connects this murder with another in Montreal, both of which were emblazoned with the same bloody butterfly. What dark secrets is the NYC lawyer hiding? And what is the significance of the butterfly? As Damien inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on him... and those close to him. Damien's last case cost him his partner's life. This case threatens not only his job, but his sanity, as well. And this time, the killer may even be smarter than he is. One thing for certain is that if he doesn't catch the killer soon, more people will die. The only question is, will the next victim be someone close to Detective Damien Drake? Butterfly Kisses is a fast-paced thriller packed with twists and turns in the style of the movie Se7en. If you enjoy Angela Marsons, Karin Slaughter, and Rob Bryndza, discover Patrick Logan's gritty new detective series today - at a special pre-order price.
Author: Zoë Sharp
Publisher: Open Road Media
In the sweltering heat of New Orleans, former Special Forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlie Fox faces her toughest challenge yet Professionally, she’s at the top of her game, but her personal life is in ruins. Her lover, bodyguard Sean Meyer, has awoken from a gunshot-induced coma with his memory in tatters. It seems that piecing back together the relationship they shared is proving harder for him than relearning the intricacies of the bodyguard business. Working with Sean again was never going to be easy for Charlie, but a celebrity fundraising event in aid of still-ravaged areas of New Orleans should have been the ideal opportunity for them both to take things nice and slow. Until, that is, they find themselves thrust into the middle of a war zone. When an ambitious robbery explodes into a deadly hostage situation, the motive may be far more complex than simple greed. Somebody has a major score to settle, and Sean is part of the reason. Only trouble is, he doesn’t remember why. And when Charlie finds herself facing a nightmare from her own past, she realizes she can’t rely on Sean to watch her back. This time, she’s got to fight it out on her own.
Author: Peter Landesman
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
In a dark portrayal of a maddened man, the son and partner of a powerful, corrupt New York lawyer undertakes a final shady deal as his life spins out of control and he becomes a prime suspect in a murder. Reprint.
Author: John Grisham
Believed to have been killed in a car accident four years earlier, Patrick Lanigan is discovered living in Brazil under the name of Danilo Silva and presumably in possession of millions of dollars missing from his former firm's offshore account. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Yale University Press
In this landmark biography, Goldsworthy places Caesar firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C.
Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Hachette UK
'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore Leonard In a hot Florida summer, Sergeant Hoke Moseley's life is going to hell: his ex-wife just remarried, his teenage daughters want to quit school and his beat partner is eight months pregnant - and living in his house. A break seems long overdue, so Hoke decides to bail out, give up police work and watch the ocean roll. But things don't always work out. A handsome, cowboy-hatted psychopath is planning another armed robbery - one that will draw a retiree into a life of crime and leave half-a-dozen bystanders dead. It's a case right up Hoke's alley: weird enough to catch his attention, personal enough to make him mad, and twisted enough to make Hoke forget he no longer wants to be a cop.
Author: Andreas Gößling
Zwischen Wahn und Wirklichkeit – entdecken Sie Andreas Gößlings packenden Thriller „Der Irrläufer“ jetzt als eBook. Der exzentrische Spielerfinder Georg Kroning ist am Ziel seiner Wünsche angelangt: In Zürich soll sein Spiel „Der Irrläufer“ endlich vermarktet werden! Alles könnte perfekt sein, doch dann scheinen die Grenzen zwischen Wahn und Wirklichkeit zu verschwimmen: Kann es tatsächlich sein, dass eine der Spielfiguren real geworden ist und mit jedem verhängnisvollen Spielzug ein Menschenleben auslöscht? Ein Wettlauf mit der Zeit beginnt und Georg muss sich die Frage stellen, ob es in diesem tödlichen Spiel nur Verlierer geben kann ... Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: „Der Irrläufer“ von Andreas Gößling. dotbooks- der eBook-Verlag.
Flowers for the Judge
Author: Margery Allingham
Publisher: Ipso Books
Gentleman sleuth Albert Campion tries to solve the murder of a prominent publisher in this “vivid and witty” British mystery (The New York Times). Scandal hits the prestigious publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in a locked cellar. All eyes are on the other partners at the firm—cousins of the dead man with much to gain from his demise—and all rumors hint at a connection to the disappearance of another director decades earlier. Desperate to salvage their reputation, the cousins turn to Albert Campion—but will his investigations clear the Barnabas family name, or besmirch it forever? “My very favourite of the four Queens of Crime is Allingham.” —J. K. Rowling “Ms. Allingham has a strong, controlled sense of humour and is never dull.” —Times Literary Supplement
Author: Matthew Mather
Publisher: Harper Collins
In this prescient thriller about an all-too-possible scenario, a man fights to keep his family alive when a cyberworld meltdown and fierce storms cut New York City off from the world. Mike Mitchell is an average New Yorker living in an apartment in Chelsea, struggling to keep his family together. When the Internet goes down, he suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive. The electricity and power supplies fade in and out, and the explanations offered by the authorities are vague and untrustworthy. A string of increasingly bizarre disasters starts appearing on the world’s news networks, and a monster snowstorm hits New York City before Christmas. Mike and his close friends and family hunker down in their apartment building for safety, organizing and rationing food and water. Outside, the boundaries between lawful and criminal behaviour break down as resources become scarce. With the threat to their safety growing, Mike and his family pin their hopes on fleeing the city for the countryside. But as the world and cyberworld come crashing down, New York is suddenly cut off, turning the city into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems, and where no one can be trusted . . .
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her or has she been right all along?
Poor Poor Ophelia
Author: Carolyn Weston
Publisher: Brash Books, LLC
THE BLOCKBUSTER THRILLER THAT BECAME THE HIT TV SERIES THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO It’s the turbulent 1970s, a time of social upheaval. The generation gap has never seemed so wide and perilous, especially for veteran Santa Monica homicide detective Al Krug and his new partner, university-educated ex-surfer Casey Kellog, the youngest detective on the force. A woman’s corpse is found floating in the bay with a law firm’s business card, sealed in plastic, strung around her neck. Krug and Kellog have to solve the bizarre and gruesome murder… if they don’t kill each other first. This exciting police procedural, up there with the best of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct books, was adapted into the movie-length pilot for The Streets of San Francisco, starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. The character names and setting were changed but the rest is pure Carolyn Weston, who wrote two more Krug & Kellog thrillers, Susannah Screaming and Rouse The Demon, both of which are being published by Brash Books.
Author: Mrs Evelyn Stephenson
The Washington and Baltimore media were in full cry, flashing bulletins across multiple information channels about the progress of the case against the leaders of the well-known mob family, Paul Vitali and his son Alfredo. Is Alfredo Vitali really Jade Delaney's father as well as her client? Jade Delaney is a fast-rising junior partner in the law firm Clayton and Lipton. Some jealous colleagues are sure her rise has been at their expense. Now one of the firm's founders, Robert Clayton, Jr. is in a coma after having collapsed in court. He had a heart attack, so Judge Mark Shelton has called a recess. Four years previously, while interning at the District Attorney's Office, Jade Delaney had uncovered and used information about the Vitali family, or so says the prosecutor, Jack Shapiro. Even worse, Mr. Shapiro is also alleging that Ms. Delaney is somehow involved with the Vitali's vast crime network and now she is besieged. Trapped inside her condo, Ms. Delaney reaches out to Clayton's partner, Sean Lipton and his wife Carletta for help. She is a lawyer who now needs a lawyer of her own. She is in for huge surprises when she finds refuge with the Liptons.