A series of bad investments has left him broke, alcoholic and anxious for a way out of debt. A desperate cop and a wanted woman cross paths with a dirty California underworld in a thriller “stuffed with truly shocking twists. Entertainment weekly at a dive bar in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, drug-hustling Emily Rosario is downing whiskey and looking to escape her dicey lifestyle.
The White Van #ad - The stuff of dashiell hammett’s best nightmares” Mark Haskell Smith, author of RAW: A Love Story—and “a gritty, exhilarating . . . Veteran cop leo elias has heard about the unsolved bank heist, and the stolen money is too strong a temptation. Hell of a ride” the wall Street Journal, Best Book of the Year pick.
Shortlisted for the cwa ian fleming steel dagger Award, bad decisions, blackmail, The White Van “unfolds in a pulsating series of betrayals, and worse luck .
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Raymond gaspar, just out of prison, is sent to the city to check in on the increasingly erratic dealer expected to take care of distribution. Now he returns with his second novel, Every Man a Menace, the inside story of a ruthless ecstasy-smuggling ring. The author of the white van delivers “everything you could want in a thriller—lightning pace, and a twisting, dead-on dialogue, high-torque plot” Award-winning author Carl Hiaasen.
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The tense hunt becomes obsessive as Sughrue takes a haunting journey through the underbelly of America's sleaziest nightmares. W.
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Featuring an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence BlockEdgar Award Winner for Best Novel. America's best storyteller. The new york times book reviewfrom edgar award-winning author Ross Thomas comes Briarpatch, a thrilling mystery of one man’s personal mission to find justice for his family.
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But with mccoy’s boss calling off the hounds, and his boss’ boss unleashing their own, the Dunlops seem to be untouchable. Mccoy has other ideas. Parks’ debut novel has an in-your-face immediacy that matches its protagonist. Compelling portraits of minor characters tucked into several scenes add texture and interest.
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But when an eighteen-year-old boy shoots a young woman dead in broad daylight and then commits suicide, Det.
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But things get complicated when the missing phone is retrieved: somebody has already copied the documents, and now they’re blackmailing the firm. Enter ex-cia officer valencia walker, a high-priced fixer who gets called in when governments, corporations, and plutocrats need their problems solved discretely.
Clean Hands: A Novel #ad - Badly. Her prestigious new york law firm is working on the most high-stakes case in company history defending a prominent bank. Praise for patrick hoffman “everything you could want in a thriller—lightning pace, dead-on dialogue, and a twisting, high-torque plot. Carl hiaasen on every man a Menace “Stuffed with truly shocking twists.
Entertainment Weekly on The White Van. This is a world of private security, private diplomacy, and private justice. Authentic, government, and impossible to put down, Clean Hands gives a vivid look at the connections between corporation, tense, and underworld. A scorching thriller from the author of The White Van and Every Man a Menace.
The House of SecretsAvon #ad - But does she know him at all?Claire lives with her family in a beautiful house overlooking the water. But she feels as if she’s married to a stranger – one who is leading a double life. Now joe is missing, and she’s struggling to piece together the events of the night that tore them all apart. Alone in an isolated cottage, Claire tries to unravel the lies they’ve told each other, hiding from Duncan, and themselves.
I loved it’ Sarah Ward. Something happened to her family … but can she face the truth?dark domestic suspense with a twist – perfect for fans of ruth Ware and Megan Miranda‘Chilling and heart-rending, a creepy, bleak setting and memorably flawed characters’ Roz Watkins‘Beautifully written, with a chilling mystery at its core, atmospheric story with a beautifully-drawn, Magpie is a suspenseful and twisty pleasure of a read’ Howard Linskey‘This eerie tale lingered with me for days after I’d read the final page.
The House of Secrets #ad - As soon as she can get their son Joe away from him, she’s determined to leave Duncan. But finding out the truth about Duncan’s secret life leads to consequences Claire never planned for. The twisty new mystery from the author of The Stranger in Our HomeShe’s married to him. I didn’t see the final twist coming!’ Nicola Rayner‘I could not stop reading this – creepy and compelling.
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. Since the novel’s publication in 1972, danny deck has “been far more successful at getting loved by readers than he ever was at getting loved by the women in his life” McMurtry, a testament to the author’s incomparable talent for capturing the essential tragicomedy of the human experience. Desperate to break from the “mundane happiness” of houston, “El Chevy, budding writer Danny Deck hops in his car, ” bound for the West Coast on a road trip filled with broken hearts and bleak realities of the artistic life.
All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers: A Novel #ad - Funny and dangerously tender” Time tale of art and sacrifice. Hailed as one of “the best novels ever set in america’s fourth largest city” douglas brinkley, and interior intellection tension” Jim Harrison, his ability to render a sense of landscape, New York Times Book Review, All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a powerful demonstration of Larry McMurtry’s “comic genius, New York Times Book Review.
The Fools in Town Are on Our SideMinotaur Books #ad - Victor orcutt, although a not very good imitation of a British pre-war gent, has creative talents of his own. And the sly Dye takes the offer. For two and a half times the government's bounty, Dye is to thoroughly corrupt the town. The canny orcott knows there's no profit in that. When lucifer dye is released from three months in a hong kong prison, a new wardrobe and a $20, 000 check, handed a false passport, debriefed, his haughty control makes it clear that Dye's career with his country has been permanently terminated.
His creed is "To get better, it must be much worse. He and his two associates have looked up Dye's history, and he now offers the ex-spy's a mission. Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? and ain't that a big enough majority in any town?" -- Mark TwainRoss Thomas chose the quotation from Huckleberry Finn as the text of his post World War II story as well as for the title.
The Fools in Town Are on Our Side #ad - But a good agent is always in demand, and just a few hours later Dye is being interviewed for a highly ingenious position. He has his sights a small southern city, with the ordinary run-of-the-mill corruption one would expect in such a place.
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The edgar award–winning debut of the bestselling max freeman mystery series: a tormented ex-cop’s mission to solve a grisly murder and earn redemption for his dark pastAfter a shootout during a convenience store holdup led to the accidental death of a twelve-year-old, Max Freeman left behind the Philadelphia police department for a life in exile in the Florida Everglades.
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