By Alain Robbe-Grillet
Nous sommes à Berlin, en novembre 1949. H. R., agent subalterne d’un carrier français de renseignement et d’interventions hors normes, arrive dans l’ancienne capitale en ruine, à laquelle il se croit lié par un keepsake confus, remontant par bouffées de sa très jeune enfance. Il y est aujourd’hui chargé d’une venture dont ses cooks n’ont pas cru bon de lui dévoiler los angeles signification réelle, préférant n’en fournir que les éléments indispensables pour l’action qu’on attend de son aveugle fidélité. Mais les choses ne se passent pas comme prévu…
By Stuart Woods
It sort of feels like simply one other quiet evening at Elaine's. Stone Barrington and his former cop companion, Dino, are having fun with a few pasta whilst in walks former client-and throughout unhappy sack-Herbie Fisher...with a briefcase containing $14 million in cash.
Herbie claims to have received the money on a fortunate lotto price ticket, yet he additionally says he wishes a lawyer-and after a unmarried gunshot breaks the window above his head and ship diners scrambling, Stone and Dino suspect Herbie may wish a bodyguard and a personal investigator, too.
By Rachel Abbott
Whilst Maggie Taylor accepts a brand new activity in Manchester, she is certain it's the correct circulate for her family members. the youngsters have settled good even supposing her husband, Duncan, doesn’t seem to be so confident.
But not anything prepares her for the surprise of coming domestic from paintings one evening to discover that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their little ones by myself. His cell is useless, and she or he has no concept the place he has long past, or why. after which she discovers she’s no longer the one one searching for him.
When a girl who appears similar to Maggie is brutally murdered and DCI Tom Douglas is introduced in to enquire, Maggie realises how little she understands approximately Duncan’s previous. Is he the guy she loves? who's he working from?
She doesn’t have lengthy to choose even if to belief him or betray him. simply because something has been made transparent to Maggie – one other girl will die quickly, and it would be her.
By Jack Higgins
An explosive ny instances bestseller from the writer of The Eagle Has Landed. A British best minister's lifestyles hangs within the stability as a dangerous video game of cat-and-mouse unfolds among a terrorist and an American operating for British intelligence.
By Eric Frank Russell
The conflict were occurring for almost a yr and the Sirian Empire had a major virtue in body of workers and gear. Earth wanted an aspect. Which was once the place James Mowry got here in. If a small insect humming round in a vehicle may well so distract the driving force as to reason that car to crash, imagine what havoc one effectively informed operative may well wreak on an unuspecting enemy. Intensively expert, his visual appeal surgically altered, James Mowry is landed on Jaimec, the ninety-fourth planet of the Sirian Empire. His project is straightforward: sap morale, reason mayhem, tie up assets, salary a one-man warfare on a planet of 80 million. briefly, be a wasp. First released in 1957, WASP is mostly considered as Eric Frank Russell's top novel, a witty and interesting account of a covert warfare within the middle of enemy territory.
By Alex Scarrow
It starts on a truly common Monday morning. yet within the house of just a couple of days, the world's oil offers were severed and at a scary velocity issues start to get to the bottom of far and wide. this can be no average disaster—someone is in the back of this. Oil engineer Andy Sutherland is stranded in Iraq with an organization of British infantrymen, desirous to give you the option domestic, trapped because the very infrastructure of way of life starts off to break down round him. again in Britain, his spouse Jenny is caught in Manchester, struggling with desperately opposed to the emerging chaos to come back to their childrens in London as occasions start to spiral out of control—riots, raging fires, looting, rape, and homicide. within the house of per week, London is remodeled into an anarchic imaginative and prescient of hell. in the meantime, a mysterious guy is monitoring Andy's relatives. He'll silence somebody who can exhibit the identities of these at the back of this worldwide catastrophe. The people with a stranglehold at the way forward for civilization have flexed their muscle tissues at different major tipping issues in background, and they're ready to do something to maintain their secret—and their power—safe.
By Sue Grafton
It was once the foolish season and a Monday at that, and Kinsey Millhone was once slowed down in a initial file on a fireplace declare. whatever was once nagging at her, yet she couldn't pin it. the very last thing she wanted within the morning mail was once a letter from her financial institution recording an faulty $5,000 deposit in her account. Kinsey had by no means believed in Santa Claus and she or he wasn't approximately to alter her brain now. Resigning herself to a morning of frustration, she phoned the financial institution and, assaulted by way of canned carols, waited on carry for an officer to resolve the snafu.
It used to be with whatever under Christmas cheer that Kinsey confronted off merely mins later with California Fidelity's Mac Voorhies. Voorhies was once clever, humorless, stingy with compliment, and completely reasonable. He used to be frowning now.
"I acquired a cellphone name this morning." he acknowledged, his frown deepening. "Somebody says you're at the take."
Suddenly the $5,000 deposit clicked into position. It wasn't a mistake. It used to be a setup.
"E" is for facts: facts planted, proof misplaced. "E" is for ex-lovers and evasions, enemies and endings. For Kinsey, "E" is for every thing she stands to lose if she can't exonerate herself: her license, her livelihood, her solid identify. And so she takes on a brand new purchaser: specifically, Kinsey Millhone, thirty-two and twice-divorced, ex-cop and wisecracking loner, a California deepest investigator with a penchant for misplaced causes--one of which, it truly is to be was hoping, isn't herself.
As Kinsey starts off to solve the frame-up, she reveals that her destiny is in detail tied to 1 family's previous and to the explosive mystery it has secure for nearly two decades. Digging deeper, she discovers that probing the prior could have deadly effects as she follows a path of homicide that results in her personal entrance door. And in what may be her such a lot demanding case, Kinsey comes up opposed to the truth that occasionally, "E" is perpetually.
By John Gilstrap
4 children's lives grasp within the stability. A vicious legal is at the unfastened. With legislation enforcement at a lifeless finish, there's just one guy who can get well the hostages—Jonathan Grave.
FBI designated Agent Irene Rivers is horrified to benefit that due to errors made by means of brokers below her command, a assassin and baby molester will stroll unfastened. while Irene's personal daughters turn into the monster's subsequent objectives, she reaches out in desperation to an elite distinctive Forces operator. His identify is Jonathan Grave. For Grave, effects topic greater than strategies. jointly, they find a new type of justice—and a brand new breed of evil. . .
By Sue Grafton
A miser and a hoarder, Gus Vronsky is so crotchety that once he is taking a nasty fall, his merely residing relative is worried to discover him a few employed support and come back domestic once she can.
In an attempt to assist, Gus's neighbor, deepest investigator Kinsey Millhone, runs a money on an applicant for the task, Solana Rojas. Social safety, driver's license, nursing certification: all of it assessments out. And it feels like she did an excellent task for her former employers. So Kinsey provides her the thumbs-up, figuring Gus would be the perfect task for this diligent, skilled caregiver.
And the genuine Solana Rojas was once certainly a superb caregiver. however the lady who has stolen her id isn't, and for her, Gus stands out as the perfect victim...
By Anthony Price
Within the fourth identify of Anthony Price's gripping secret agent sequence, British Intelligence officer David Audley slips away to Italy with no authorisation, taking his spouse with him. instantly the suspicion arises that he could have defected, and the pinnacle of Italian safeguard can also be attracted to his arrival, relatively because it has flushed from hide a rogue communist. yet Audley has his personal purposes for leaving Britain, in an research that turns into a question of lifestyles or death.
About the Author
Anthony rate was once born in Hertfordshire and informed at Oxford. His lengthy profession in journalism culminated within the editorship of the Oxford instances. he's the writer of nineteen novels and has gained the CWA Silver and Gold Daggers.