The Kill Clause: A Novel by Gregg
(William Morrow) Gregg Hurwitz has 3 thrillers under his belt. Now this 29
year-old Californian with a BA from Harvard and a master’s degree from
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Rackley is forced to explore his own deadly options when his daughter is brutally murdered and her killer freed on a legal technicality. His search leads him to “The Commission,” a vigilante group of six men and one woman who are, like him, streetwise operators who have lost a loved one to violent crime and seen the killers set free. Now they are intent on righting the justice system. Rackley joins them, leaving his job as a county sheriff and his wife to disappear into the murk of
Of his book, Hurwitz says: “In
The Kill Clause, I was very interested in exploring the nuances and
weaknesses of the law. The ways in which our courts necessarily function do not
address justice—only the law. I wrote about an upstanding deputy US marshal, Tim
Rackley, whose daughter is murdered and her killer set free due to a procedural
loophole. An option outside the law is presented to him—not your basic Charles
Bronson street justice plan, but an actual, viable, intelligent option that
addresses the law and the role of violence in society—and he takes it.”
Hurwitz continues, “As a thriller novelist, I’ve had the pleasure to interact with a wide range of consultants, from police officers, to Army Rangers, to FBI agents, and I’m proud to count many of them now among my friends. They have none of the ivory tower insecurities about expressing admiration and affection for enduring values and their moral compass is unwavering. The Kill Clause addresses some of these ideas: how long will we permit procedural irregularities—expired warrants, Miranda violations, and tainted chain of custody to override the merits? If we know someone is guilty and they are turned free due to a botched knock-and-notice, at what cost do we countenance that? If they kill again? If they kill your daughter? My protagonist seeks to answer some of these questions on his own, outside the “system.” And while he certainly doesn’t like what he finds, at least he has the courage to go looking.”
Executive Power by Vince
(Atria Books) CIA superagent Mitch Rapp battles global terrorism in a
high-octane follow-up to The New York
Times bestselling Separation of Power
– another chillingly authentic adventure from the master of the political
thriller, Vince Flynn.
Rapp's cover has been blown. After leading a team of commandos deep into
advisor on counterterrorism to CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy, Rapp is ready to
fight the war on terrorism from CIA headquarters rather than the front line. At
least that’s what he has promised his wife. But in spite of
his promise that he'll take a desk job now that his anonymity has been
compromised, Mitch doesn't hesitate to tackle another covert mission involving
the rescue of a family being held hostage in the
When a platoon of
Navy SEALs, sent to the
us into an intriguing geopolitical puzzle full of deadly motives, covert
operatives, and all the true-to-life insider detail we've come to expect,
including the requisite cadre of international agents,
pedantic bureaucrats, spoiled sheikhs, and a
is a high-flying story that delivers shattering suspense at high velocity.
This post-September 11 espionage novel rivets us with
never-let-up action while questioning the politics of vengeance, and it’s
sure to appeal to Americans' burgeoning awareness of – and
interest in – the complex affairs of the
Ice Hunt by James
(Morrow) James Rollins, author of numerous best-selling adventure novels,
delivers sympathetic characters, maniacal villains, gaps, chuckles and climactic
chase scenes once again in
Ice Hunt, another escapist’s
Buried deep in the earth's polar
ice cap – carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the
is a discovery that sends shock waves through the intelligence communities of
two powerful nations, as American and Russian scientists, soldiers, and
unsuspecting civilians are pulled into Grendel's lethal vortex of secrets,
violence, and betrayal. To preserve the silence – to prevent others from
uncovering the terrible mysteries locked behind submerged walls of ice and steel
– no measures will be too extreme. For within the station, experiments have
blurred the line between life and death
One man already knows too much: Matthew Pike, a former American Special Forces
operative, living in seclusion in
masterful blending of science and adventure, suspense and explosive page-turning
excitement, James Rollins's
is a novel that will chill readers to the bone, holding them in its icy grip
from the first sentence to its final startling twist.
White Death: A Novel from the Numa Files by Clive Cussler, Paul
(Putnam Publishing Group) (UNABRIDGED
AUDIO CASSETTE) (ABRIDGED
AUDIO CASSETTE) (ABRIDGED
AUDIO CD) Critics and fans everywhere have welcomed the enormously
entertaining new series from Clive Cussler: the adventures of Kurt Austin, taken
from the NUMA Files.
Hailed as a hero for the new millennium,
Rich with all the hair-raising adventure and endless imagination unique to Cussler, White Death:is an exceptional thriller from the grand master of adventure fiction.
No Second Chance by Harlan Coben (E P Dutton) (Audio
Audio Cassette [abridged],
Audio Cassette [unabridged] Penguin Audiobooks)
Bestselling author Harlan Coben returns with an
explosive novel about the love of a father, in a story where nothing is what it
seems-and where hope and fear collide in the most surprising ways.
When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter...
Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his six-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc new hope: a ransom note.
We are watching. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. There will be no second chance.
The note is chilling, but Marc sees only one thing-he has the chance to save his daughter. He can't talk to the police or the FBI. He doesn't know whom he can trust. And now the authorities are closing in on a new suspect: Marc himself. Mired in a deepening quicksand of deception and deadly secrets-about his wife, about an old love he's never forgotten, and about his own past-he clings to one, unwavering vow: to bring home Tara, at any cost.
Both a white-knuckle thriller and an emotionally powerful tale about the loyalty of old friends and the bond between parent and child, No Second Chance is another masterpiece.
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