Suddenly faced together with his personal mortality after a regimen checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is pressured to reexamine his existence and paintings -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a intercourse addict whom he did not aid a few 20 years prior. but Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously remodeled through the pessimistic teachings of German thinker Arthur Schopenhauer -- and is, himself, a philosophical counselor in education. Philips dour, misanthropic stance compels Julius to ask Philip to hitch his in depth treatment crew in alternate for tutoring on Schopenhauer. yet with mere months left, existence could be a long way too brief to assist Philip or to compete with him for the hearts and minds of the crowd contributors. after which back, it'd be simply lengthy enough.
By Carolyn L. Dean
3rd ebook of the Ravenwood Cove series
ONE ... negative mudslide
TWO... toes protruding of it
THREE... carats of ideal diamonds
Amanda hadn't anticipated snow for Christmas at the Oregon Coast, yet her first wintry weather in Ravenwood Cove brings out long-dead secrets and techniques that somebody is desperately attempting to hide...no subject the associated fee. sizzling chocolate, merry undefined, and purring cats collapse to police investigations and a look for a ruthless killer.
By Fredric Brown
Quiet reclusive printer Darius Conn is the final individual an individual might suspect of being a assassin. he's light mannered, inner most, and good. yet issues are usually not continually what they appear. Conn has a few murderous secrets and techniques. For something he has gotten away with the homicide of his spouse, and existence appears to be like strong from this element on. The previously sincere businessman has became to counterfeiting, yet a number of errors on his half result in the need for one more homicide, then another...
By Heidi Julavits
A fanciful but darkish exploration of rigged biology, femininity and weapons, Hotel Andromeda revolves round the lives of 5 women, each one born at the similar day to an identical mom yet diverse fathers. Regina, Lydia, Pamela, Dora and Danielle were below consistent surveillance on the grounds that they have been babies. They dwell by myself in a hotel--but is it a resort? The rooms are empty, the ladies have day-by-day appointments with a conversation therapist and their mom, a champion marksman, turns out to have forgotten all approximately them. As their boredom intensifies, so does their deviousness; their principles approximately character and identification are challenged by means of the oppressive predictability in their setting. Combining lurid, surreal pictures by way of Jenny Gage with Heidi Julavits' penchant for the giddily sinister, Hotel Andromeda offers a depraved meditation on girlhood, alienation and the perversions born from being watched in isolation.
By David L. Robbins
For 6 months in 1942, Stalingrad is the heart of a immense fight among the Russian and German armies—the bloodiest crusade in mankind's lengthy heritage of struggle. the result is pivotal. If Hitler's forces aren't stopped, Russia will fall. And with it, the world....
German infantrymen name the conflict Rattenkrieg, War of the Rats. The strive against is bad, as infantrymen die within the smoking cellars and ditchs of a ruined urban. via this twisted carnage stalk men—one Russian, one German—each the head sniper in his respective military. those marksmen are both matched in either ability and tenacity. every one guy has his personal project: to discover his counterpart—and kill him.
But an American girl trapped in Russia complicates this outstanding duel. becoming a member of the Russian sniper's cadre, she quickly turns into certainly one of his such a lot proficient assassins—and probably his maximum weak spot. according to a real tale, this is often the harrowing story of 2 adversaries enmeshed of their personal deepest war—and whose fortunes may help make a decision the destiny of the realm.
By Rick Mofina
A vehicle crashes in Wyoming: a tender mom is thrown away from the devastating motor vehicle crash. Dazed, she sees a determine pull her toddler son from the flames. Or does she? The police think it is a case of trauma taking part in merciless tips at the brain, till the evening the grief-stricken girl hears a voice throughout the mobile: "Your child is alive."
A bomb explodes in a Rio de Janeiro café: The heinous act kills ten humans, together with reporters with the realm Press Alliance information business enterprise. Jack Gannon's first overseas task is to determine no matter if his colleagues have been blameless sufferers or goals who obtained too on the subject of an enormous story.
A Caribbean cruise results in horror: medical professionals are desirous to determine the mysterious reason for a cruise send passenger's agonizing demise. They flip to the world's most sensible scientists, who worry that somebody has resurrected their long-buried mystery learn. examine that's now getting used as a dangerous weapon.
With thousands of lives at stake, specialists paintings frantically opposed to time. And as an anguished mom searches for her baby and Jack Gannon pursues the reality, an unstoppable strength hurls all of them into the panic zone.
By Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson
From across the world bestselling writer Henning Mankell comes a gripping secret and an outline of each parent's worst nightmare.
When Louise Cantor unearths her twenty-eight 12 months previous son lifeless in his condominium, every little thing shows it used to be a suicide. Louise, even though, refuses to simply accept this, and with not anything greater than few suspicions and a mother's instinct, she and her ex-husband got down to locate what occurred. What they detect is a gloomy underworld of individuals exploiting the sufferers of the AIDS epidemic: corrupt businessmen dealing contaminated blood, suspicious researchers engaging in risky checks, and lecherous drug buyers peddling black marketplace medication. Their research takes them throughout 3 continents, and leads them into a few effective monetary associations and optimum corridors of energy, the place without notice their very own lives are at stake.
By Robert C. Fleet
1989. L. A. police detectives Sam Williams and Jenny good fortune hide Chinatown, the place China’s contemporary Tian An males bloodbath is stirring up difficulty. Now they should locate and defend a chinese language political dissident hiding there. challenge: Others they don’t find out about are looking to kidnap the dissident again to China. upload in a drug-sniffing police puppy with an habit, a Hong Kong martial arts thug, and L. A.’s hot iciness. Sam, Jenny and everybody in Chinatown are approximately to have a really violent, tragicomic chuffed New yr.
By William W. Johnstone
The maximum Western author Of The twenty first Century
On A path Blazed With Blood
The Sante Fe path stretches from the Mississippi River to New Mexico Territory in the course of the West's so much savage lands. that is why a filthy rich dealer hires the mountain guy known as Preacher to retains his exchange items safe--and expectantly carry a flock of pilgrims to a Promised Land.
One guy is familiar with His Way
A younger prostitute. The spoiled son of the wagon educate owner--these are a number of the souls Preacher needs to shield. yet then a rifle is going off on the mistaken second. A towering grizzly endure assaults. And either outlaws and Comanches ambush the wagon educate. . .
Behind The Barrel Of A Gun
Now, the tourists are surrounded by means of predators of each form and stripe. For Preacher, there's just one solution to go--straight into the center of hazard, to blaze a killing path of his personal. . .