Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II (The Last Policeman Trilogy)

By Ben H. Winters

"[The] bizarre, attractive, unapologetically apocalyptic final Policeman trilogy is one in all my favourite secret series."—John eco-friendly, writer of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns

Winner of the 2014 Philip ok. Dick Award

The final Policeman received the 2013 Edgar Award for top Paperback Original--along with lots of gleaming reviews.  
 
Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second one quantity of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are only seventy seven days earlier than a dangerous asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a role. With the harmony police strength working less than the auspices of the U.S. Justice division, Hank's days of fixing crimes are over...until a lady from his earlier begs for support discovering her lacking husband.
 
Brett Cavatone disappeared and not using a trace—an effortless feat in a global with out telephones, no autos, and no solution to inform no matter if someone’s long past “bucket record” or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank items jointly what few clues he can, on a seek that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal panorama the place anti-immigrant armed forces fend off “impact quarter” refugees.
 
Countdown City presents one other attention-grabbing secret set on verge of collapse of an apocalypse--and once more, Hank Palace confronts questions manner past "whodunit." What can we as humans owe to each other? And what does it suggest to be civilized while civilization is collapsing throughout you?

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Summer of Night

By Dan Simmons

This masterfully crafted horror vintage, that includes a brand-new creation by way of Dan Simmons, will carry you to the sting of your seat, hair status on finish and blood freezing on your veins

It's the summer time of 1960 and within the small city of Elm Haven, Illinois, 5 twelve-year-old boys are forging the strong bonds life of switch won't holiday. From sundown motorbike rides to shaded hiding locations within the woods, the lads' days are marked via all the secrets and techniques and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. yet amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty might be pitilessly demonstrated. whilst a long-silent bell peals in the course of the evening, the townsfolk realize it marks the tip in their carefree days. From the depths of the previous important institution, a hulking fort tinged with the mahogany odor of coffins, an invisible evil is emerging. unusual and frightening occasions start to overtake lifestyle, spreading terror throughout the as soon as idyllic city. made up our minds to exorcize this old plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin needs to salary a struggle of blood―against an arcane abomination who owns the night...

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The Dark City

By Max Allan Collins

THE UNTOUCHABLES was once in simple terms the start In 1929, Eliot Ness positioned away Alfonse "Scarface" Capone and have become the most important dwelling legend this part of legislation and order. Now it really is 1935. With the Untouchables and Prohibition at the back of him and the nice melancholy falling darkly around the state, Ness arrives in Cleveland to straighten out a crooked urban. An nameless ring of bent police officers is dealing in vice, graft, playing and hard work racketeering, overlorded by way of a mysterious most sensible cop referred to as "the open air leader " yet among corrupt politicians, jealous colleagues, a parasitic reporter and blondes with not anything in universal. Ness has mammoth issues pulling the sheets up and about of blue vipers. till the surface leader makes a circulation, and Ness strikes just a little speedier. THE darkish urban MAX ALLAN COLLINS, a Shamus-winning grasp of poser and suspense, has right here skillfully woven truth and fiction to create a different secret sequence in response to the existence and exploits of 1 of America's so much memorable heroes, Eliot Ness. The darkish urban is the 1st during this wealthy, interesting new sequence.

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Silent Witness (Love Inspired Large Print Suspense)

By Diane Burke

A double murder has left the quiet city of state Corners reeling. Sheriff Elizabeth Bradford is stunned by way of the crime…and via her urge to guard the single witness—a five-year-old autistic boy. For little Jeremy, Liz will do anything—even staff up with psychiatrist Dr. Adam Morgan, the previous high-school sweetheart who shattered her trust.

Back then, Adam suggestion leaving city used to be his merely alternative. he is by no means stopped regretting it. Jeremy holds the main to a killer's identification. And with Jeremy—and Liz—now within the crosshairs, Adam must locate solutions earlier than he loses every thing he cherishes.

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Blink & Caution

By Tim Wynne-Jones

Two road childrens get tangled in a plot over their heads - and hazard an unforeseen connection - during this heart-pounding mystery through Tim Wynne-Jones.

Boy, did Blink get off at the flawed flooring. All he sought after used to be to thieve a few breakfast for his empty stomach, yet as an alternative he stumbled upon a faux kidnapping and a cellphone dropped via an "abducted" CEO, giving Blink a hyperlink to his ideal blonde daughter. Now Blink is at the run, yet it’s okay so long as he’s clever sufficient to stick within the video game and maintain Captain Panic locked in his carry. input a lady named warning. As in "Caution: Toxic." As in "Caution: Watch Your Step." She’s additionally at the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her prior that won’t enable her move. while she spies Blink on the educate station, warning can see he’s a simple mark. yet there’s whatever approximately this naïve, thin highway punk, whom she purely desired to rob, that tugs at her middle, a center she concept deserved to not believe. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that's foolhardy at top, disastrous at worst - in addition to a fated, gentle partnership that may provide them every one a unprecedented probability for redemption.

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The Fire: A Novel

By Katherine Neville

Katherine Neville’s groundbreaking novel, The 8, dazzled audiences greater than 20 years in the past and set the literary degree for the epic mystery. A quest for a paranormal chess provider that when belonged to Charlemagne, it spans centuries and 3 continents, and intertwines historical and smooth plots, archaeological treasure hunts, esoteric riddles, and puzzles encrypted with clues from the traditional previous. Now the electrifying worldwide experience maintains, in Neville’s lengthy expected sequel: THE FIRE

2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned domestic to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years in the past, her mom and dad, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed they'd scattered the items of the Montglane provider world wide, burying with them the secrets and techniques of the facility that incorporates owning it. yet Alexandra arrives to discover that her mom is lacking and sequence of strategically positioned clues, quickly through the unforeseen arrival of a mysterious collection of houseguests, shows that whatever sinister is afoot. 

When she inadvertently discovers from her aunt, the chess grandmaster Lily Rad, that the main strong piece of Charlemagne’s carrier has without warning resurfaced and the sport has started back, Alexandra is swept right into a trip that takes her from Colorado to the Russian desolate tract and eventually into the guts of her personal place of birth: Washington D.C.

1822, Albania: Thirty years after the French Revolution, whilst the chess carrier was once unearthed, all of Europe hovers near to the conflict of Greek Independence. Ali Pasha, the main strong ruler within the Ottoman Empire, has angered the sultan and is set to be attacked by means of Turkish forces. Now he sends the one individual he can count upon–his younger daughter, Haidee–on a deadly challenge to smuggle a worthwhile relic out of Albania, in the course of the mountains and over the ocean, to the arms of the only guy who may be able to shop it.

Haidee’s trip from Albania to Morocco to Rome to Greece, and into the very middle of the sport, will bring about revelations concerning the strong chess set and its background that may lead finally to the spot the place the carrier used to be first created a couple of thousand years ahead of: Baghdad.

Blending beautiful prose and attractive historical past with nonstop suspense, Neville back weaves an unforgettable tale of peril, motion, and intrigue.

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Lightning

By Dean Koontz

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Dean Koontz's brilliantly exciting novel of suspense.

“A gripping novel…fast-paced and satisfying.”—People

in the middle of a raging snowstorm, lightning struck at the evening Laura Shane used to be born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger confirmed up simply in time to save lots of her from death.

Years later, within the wake of one other hurricane, Laura can be stored back. for somebody is gazing over her. yet simply as lightning illuminates, darkness constantly follows shut in the back of.

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The Search (Eve Duncan)

By Iris Johansen

He moves with out warning.
He kills with no mercy.
He's in simple terms simply begun.

As a part of an elite K-9 seek and rescue crew, Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever, Monty, have a present for locating what nobody else can. yet their most up-to-date task isn't just like the others. This time Sarah is being pressured to participate in a perilous project ... through a guy who is familiar with adequate approximately her earlier to make sure her cooperation.

Billionaire John Logan's top-secret enterprise has been sabotaged, its amenities destroyed, and its handpicked employees massacred. the only survivor is being held for ransom. Logan is familiar with that the one method to keep the fellow -- and the secrets and techniques he holds -- is to discover him once possible.

Sarah is livid while she is strong-armed into becoming a member of Logan on his seek. And as soon as she takes the perilous project, now not even Logan's supplies that she and Monty may be secure might be sufficient to guard them. simply because a killer is devising a sadistic vengeance ... and he may well quickly locate use for Sarah.

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