Book List - Nita's MWL

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Nita's MWL Most Wanted books - any format and/or binding is OK - PB, HC, Large Print but No Audio please! Some NWL books are also included. I am looking for those to complete a series or books recommended by friends on PBS, FB or Goodreads
List created by Nita A. (nawatramani) on Jan 31, 2011
List Votes: 2 Books: 90 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 2 List Type: Closed

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The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson by Nicholas Meyer
While employed as a violinist by the Paris Opera in 1891, Sherlock Holmes discovers many surprises: the reappearance of his great love and a series of bizarre accidents allegedly arranged by the "Opera Ghost", an opponent more than equal to Holmes in cunning. From Publishers Weekly The...  more


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Last Seen Wearing (Inspector Morse, Bk 2) by Colin Dexter
How does a dead girl write? Her boyfriend lie? A Policeman die? Last seen wearing .... More than two years ago, Valerie Taylor, a seventeen year old pupil at the Roger Bacon School, near Oxford, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Inspector Morse's colleagues in the force,...  more


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A Bone of Contention (Matthew Bartholomew Bk 3) by Susanna Gregory
In 1352, the terrible legacy of the Black Death still lurks over the town of Cambridge. Fears of a future outbreak drive people to seek protection in the power of holy relics, while the University is once more the scene of violent clashes between students and townsfolk. Matthew Bartholomew,...  more


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An Unholy Alliance (Matthew Bartholomew, Bk 2) by Susanna Gregory
In 1350 Cambridge lies ravaged by the Black Death.  Plague victims fill its graveyards, hunger haunts its filthy alleys, and superstitious folk blame the Church.  Crime flourishes, too:  three harlots are found with slit throats and branded feet, a friar dies rifling a strongbox...  more


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Fatal Remedies (Guido Brunetti, Bk 8) by Donna Leon
For Commissario Brunetti, it began with an early morning phone call. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, a sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city. But soon Brunetti is shocked to find that the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene is someone from his own family....  more


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A Deadly Brew (Matthew Bartholomew Chronicle, Bk 4) by Susanna Gregory
Cambridge, the winter of 1353. Torrential rains are spreading fever to the poor and making travel especially hazardous along the town’s outlaw-infested roads. Then three members of the University die by drinking poisoned wine. College physician Matthew Bartholomew would rather not get...  more


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The Tainted Relic by Simon Beaufort & Bernard Knight & Ian Morson & Micha...
In 1100, an English knight named was entrusted with a precious religious relic -- a piece of the True Cross, allegedly stained with the blood of Christ. The relic is said to curse anyone who touches it with a gruesome end as soon as it leaves their possession. Several decades pass, and the Cross...  more


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Blood on the Strand: Chaloner's Second Exploit in Restoration London (Thomas Chaloner...
Rebellion is in the air of London in the spring of 1663. Thomas Chaloner, spy for the King's intelligence service, has just returned from thwarting a planned revolt in Dublin, but soon realizes that England's capital is no haven of peace. He is ordered to investigate the shooting of a beggar...  more


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The Butcher of Smithfield (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner, Bk 3) by Susanna Gregory
Thomas Chaloner, just returned from a clandestine excursion to Spain and Portugal on behalf of the Queen, finds London dank and grey under leaden skies. Although he has only been away for a short while, he finds many things changed, including the government slapping a tax on printed newspapers....  more


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The Westminster Poisoner (Thomas Chaloner Mysteries) by Susanna Gregory
After the Puritan ban on Christmas festivities, Restoration London is awash with excess between Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night, but the two men found in Westminster Hall had not died from a surfeit of gluttony, but from poison. The Lord Chancellor appoints Chaloner as his investigator into the...  more


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City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin
A cultured city scarred by war. An eastern émigré with scars and secrets of  her own. A young woman who claims to be a Russian grand duchess. A brazen killer, as vicious as he is clever. A detective  driven by decency and the desire for justice. A political...  more


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The Nomination by William G. Tapply
The Nomination is a fast-paced action and suspense thriller that brings events from the final days of the Vietnam War into direct conflict with contemporary American politics. Vietnam War hero and Massachusetts Judge Thomas Larrigan is hand-picked by his friend the president to fill the upcoming...  more


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The Song is You by Megan Abbott
On October 7, 1949, dark-haired starlet Jean Spangler kissed her five-year-old daughter good-bye and left for a night shoot at a Hollywood studio. "Wish me luck", she said as she crossed her fingers, winked, and walked away. She was never seen again. The only clues left behind: a purse with a...  more


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Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles's Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade. Inspired by this notorious true crime, Edgar®-winning author Megan Abbott's novel...  more


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The Fourth Assassin (Omar Yussef Mystery 4) by Matt Rees
This is the fourth Omar Yussef mystery from CWA John Creasey Dagger winner Matt Rees. When Omar Yussef travels to New York for a UN conference, he is eager to see his youngest son, Ala. But the discovery of a decapitated corpse in his son's empty apartment catapults him into a police enquiry...  more


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The Bethlehem Murders (aka The Collaborator of Bethlehem) (Omar Yussef, Bk 1) by Matt...
For decades, Omar Yussef has taught history to the children of Bethlehem. When a favourite former pupil, George Saba, is arrested for collaborating with the Israelis in the killing of a Palestinian guerrilla, Yussef is convinced that he has been framed. With George facing imminent execution...  more


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The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Beynon Rees
"Matt Beynon Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity." -David Baldacci, author of The Camel Club "A beautifully written story. I have walked the streets of Bethlehem with Omar Yussef, smelled the dust and the fear, tasted his food, shared his...  more


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A Grave in Gaza (Omar Yussef, Bk 2) by Matt Beynon Rees
In A Grave in Gaza, Omar Yussef and his boss,Magnus Wallender, travel to the Gaza Strip for a routine inspection of the UN schools in the Gaza refugee camps.Upon their arrival they meet James Cree, the UN security officer for Gaza, who informs them that a teacher at one of their schools has been...  more


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The Samaritan's Secret (Omar Yussef, Bk 3) by Matt Beynon Rees
A member of the tiny but ancient Samaritan community has been murdered. The dead man controlled hundreds of millions of dollars of government money. If the World Bank cannot locate it within the next several days, all aid money to the Palestinians will be cut off. Visiting Nablus, Omar Yussef...  more


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Six Gun Samurai (6 Gun Warrior, Bk 1) by Patrick Lee
A Samurai warrior rides a bloodsoaked trail of bitter vengeance. The mighty Samurai who was once American born Tom Fletcher returns home to find his family has been murdered by bloodthirsty Yankee marauders. Deadly and determined the Six-Gun Samurai sets out to exact his own form of merciless...  more


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Apache Messiah (6 Gun Warrior, No 8) by Patrick Lee
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Gundown at Golden Gate (Six-Gun Samurai, Bk 3) by Patrick Lee
A Samurai warrior avenges the death of his forefathers with his swiftly moving sword in San Francisco.


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Devil's Bowman (Six Gun Warrior Series, No. 5) by Patrick Lee
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Kamikaze Justice (6 Gun Warrior Series No. 4) by Patrick Lee
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Bushido Vengeance (Six-Gun Warrior) by Patrick Lee
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Prairie Caesar (6 Gun Warrior, No 7) by Patrick Lee
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Bushido Lawman (Six-Gun Saumrai, No 6) by Patrick Lee
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The Last Kingdom (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 1) by Bernard Cornwell
From Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling author whom the Washington Post calls "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today," comes a saga of blood, rage, fidelity, and betrayal that brings to center stage King Alfred the Great, one of the most crucial...  more


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The Pale Horseman (Saxon Stories, Bk 2) by Bernard Cornwell
This is the sequelto the NYT bestseller The Last Kingdom and continues the exhilarating adventures of Uhtred and King Alfred. At the end of The Last Kingdon, the Dames had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long--the Danish Vikings quickly invade and...  more


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Queen Hereafter: by Susan Fraser King & Susan King
Refugee. Queen. Saint. In eleventh-century Scotland, a young woman strives to fulfill her destiny despite the risks . . .   Shipwrecked on the Scottish coast, a young Saxon princess and her family—including the outlawed Edgar of England—ask sanctuary of the warrior-king...  more


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The Exile (Ryan Kealey, Bk 4) by Andrew Britton
For the President of the United States, the horror of life in West Darfur just hit too close to home. His niece Lily, a nurse caring for Sudanese refugees, has been murdered by a corps of fearsome government-backed militia. Any response will destabilize the region and threaten the security of...  more


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Deadman's Poker (Tony Valentine, Bk 6) by James Swain
Tony Valentine is an expert at spotting cheats. He?s tossed them out of gambling casinos from Atlantic City to Las Vegas and Monaco. But though Tony has never met a scam he couldn?t crack, his son and partner, Gerry, has just walked into one with a body count. What started with a conman?s...  more


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One Grave Too Many (Diane Fallon, Bk 1) by Beverly Connor
Forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon is the new director of the RiverTrail Museum of Natural History in Georgia.  It  takes Diane out of the game -- until a former love and a murdered family bring her back in.


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Dead Guilty (Diane Fallon, Bk 2 ) by Beverly Connor
In the shadow of Diane Fallon's new forensic lab in Georgia, a land survey crew has discovered three bodies hanging in an isolated patch of woods. The sensational case has aroused the interest of the media, unnerved the locals--and inspired a gruesome game between the killer and...  more


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Scattered Graves (Diane Fallon, Bk 6) by Beverly Connor
Local politics get nasty when Rosewood, Georgia, elects a new mayor -- and Diane Fallon is replaced with an incompetent crony as head of the crime lab. But just as she's adjusting to life without murder, the newly appointed chief of police and the mayor are shot dead. Back on the job,...  more


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The Night Killer (Diane Fallon, Bk 8) by Beverly Connor
Diane is driving through a downpour on a windy mountain road after picking up a set of rare Indian artifacts when a tree suddenly slams across the hood of her car, revealing a human skeleton in its hollow trunk. As she starts to investigate, she's ambushed by a stranger and forced to run...  more


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One Grave Less (Diane Fallon, Bk 9) by Beverly Connor
Forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon has tried to put the past behind her, establishing herself as head of the River Trail Museum of Natural History. Late one night at the museum, Diane hears terrified cries and finds an injured man-a former coworker from her time as a human rights activist in...  more


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Dead Secret (Diane Fallon, Bk 3) by Beverly Connor
When forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon discovers a trio of decades-old skeletons, she also unearths the key to a mystery that reaches back seventy years in a legacy of love, greed, and murder-and an unearthed family secret that still holds the power to kill.


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Executive Power (Mitch Rapp, Bk 4) by Vince Flynn
Mitch Rapp's cover has been blown. After leading a team of commandos deep into Iraq to prevent Saddam Hussein from joining the nuclear arms race, he has been publicly hailed by the president as the single most important person in the war against terrorism. After years of working covertly...  more


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State Of The Union by Brad Thor
From the national bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne and Path of the Assassin comes another electrifying international thriller featuring all-American hero Scot Harvath, as he plunges into the frigid heart of the Russian tundra to save the fragile state of the union. On a cold January...  more


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Lastnight (Jack Nightingale, Bk 5) by Stephen Leather
The fifth in a supernatural thriller series from the author of the Dan "Spider" Shepherd series -- an edge-seat-narrative combined with the occult A killer is murdering Goths with relish -- skinning and butchering them. The cops aren't getting anywhere, so Jack...  more


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Cut and Run (Whit Mosley, Bk 3) by Jeff Abbott
The Texas judge investigates his own past in a harrowing search for the mother who abandoned his family years ago. What he finds is a nightmare of double-crosses, vicious schemers, murder, and a conniving woman who may be plotting the cruelest betrayal of all...


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Fear by Jeff Abbott
Everyone has a memory they'd like to forget. For federal witness Miles Kendrick, it's the shootout that left his best friend dead and Miles a hunted and haunted man. While helping his psychiatrist with a mysterious favor, Miles stumbles upon an illegal research program that could free...  more


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Trust Me by Jeff Abbott
On the new digital battlefront in the war on terror, one man will learn to negotiate the extremely thin line between unconditional trust and unspeakable betrayal. Luke Dantry tells people he has a job on the cutting edge of the war on terror-only he knows it's nowhere near as...  more


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Downfall (Sam Capra, Bk 3) by Jeff Abbott
Ex-CIA agent Sam Capra is back. When a beautiful woman whispers "help me" to him in his San Francisco bar, Sam suddenly finds himself fighting to save both her life and his own. Pursued by both the police and by a secret network of phenomenally successful men and women who owe their...  more


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The Firemaker by Peter May
Margaret Campbell, a Chicago forensic pathologist, has been invited by the Chinese government to teach at the Beijing police university. She has accepted the six-week assignment with misgivings but is desperate to escape a troubled life in America. Arriving in Beijing, she checks “nothing...  more


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The Fourth Sacrifice by Peter May
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The Killing Room by Peter May
Beijing detective Li Yan travels to the capital of China's economic revolution to investigate, and finds the most horrifying catalogue of killings ever uncovered in the Middle Kingdom. American pathologist Margaret Campbell arrives to conduct the autopsies, only to discover her relationship...  more


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Chinese Whispers by Peter May
He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. His victims are young, beautiful and viciously mutilated. Li Yan, the head of Beijing's serious crime squad has been put in the spotlight. His bosses, the media, and the terror-stricken public are demanding a fast result. When American pathologist...  more


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The Runner by Peter May
A top Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of an international event. An Olympic weightlifter dies in the arms of his Beijing mistress. But the suicide was murder and both men's deaths are connected to a sinister series of killings. Beijing detective Li Yan finds himself in charge of what...  more


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You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice, her days are full of familiar things: she lives in the very New York...  more


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Black List (Scot Harvath, Bk 11) by Brad Thor
Somewhere ... deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off ... until you’re dead. Someone ... has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name. Somehow ... Harvath must evade...  more


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The Blood-Dimmed Tide by Rennie Airth
ith the publication of the New York Times Notable Book River of Darkness, Rennie Airth established himself as a master of suspense. The Blood- Dimmed Tide, set in 1932, marks the return of the beloved Inspector John Madden, whose discovery of a young girl?s mutilated corpse near his home in...  more


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Dead of Winter (John Madden, Bk 3) by Rennie Airth
During a blackout on the streets of London on a freezing evening in late 1944, a young Polish land girl, Rosa Nowak, is suddenly and brutally killed. For the police, their resources already stretched by war regulations and the thriving black market, this is a shocking and seemingly random crime....  more


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Once a Spy by Rennie Airth
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Snatch! by Rennie Airth
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Small Crimes by Dave Zeltserman
"Unputdownable. Classic noir, dark, funny, shocking and absolutely no compromise. Pure magic of the blackest kind."-Ken Bruen"A superbly crafted tale. Like the very best of modern noir, this is a story told in shades of grey. This deserves to be massive."-Allan Guthrie"Zeltserman delves deeply...  more


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Pariah by Dave Zeltserman
"This fusion of hardboiled and bitter satire is brand new territory for noir and I suspect that it will be one of the most talked about novels of 2009."?Ed Gorman "Pariah will keep you glued to its pages. There are no holds barred anywhere in this wonderful launch into evil. The meek beware . ....  more


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Invited by Jason Pinter
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Inside Out (Winter Massey, Bk 1) by John Ramsey Miller
A U. S. MARSHAL DRIVEN BY GRIEF AND RAGE ... A MAFIA DON WHO TRAFFICS IN HUMAN LIVES ... A KILLER WITH THE MOST CHILLING PEDIGREE OF ALL ... The Justice Department is hunting Sam Manelli, the godfather of one of America's biggest crime families. Now an execution gone bad hands...  more


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Side by Side (Winter Massey, Bk 3) by John Ramsey Miller
Winter Massey is a former U.S. marshal who has made too many enemies on both sides of the law. Lucy Dockery is a judge’s daughter who’s never had to fight for anything in her life. But now Lucy and her young son have been kidnapped and sentenced to die -- unless her father agrees to...  more


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Smoke and Mirrors (Winter Massey, Bk 4) by John Ramsey Miller
One shot One warning and no end in sight The murder was shocking in its brutality: A thousand-yard high-velocity shot that left an innocent nineteen-year-old babysitter dead on a Mississippi plantation. At first, police called it a hunting accident. But the killer left a calling...  more


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Too Far Gone by John Ramsey Miller
Alexa Keen is the best the FBI has to offer, a special agent who can achieve the impossible: finding victims of abduction before they can be killed. Casey LePointe West is heiress to one of the greatest fortunes in America. Now, as Hurricane Katrina roars toward New Orleans, these two women are...  more


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The Last Day by John Ramsey Miller
An unbearable loss.A shattered life.And a killer who wants more.On the edge of the North Carolina woods, behind an isolated modern house, the watcher patiently waits. He knows all about the couple who live there?a talented surgeon and a successful businessman. He knows all about the people in...  more


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The Last Confession: A Crime Novel (Crime Novels) by Solomon Jones
Having come of age on the mob-controlled streets of 1960?s South Philly, Detective Mike Coletti learned early to walk the fine line between cops and criminals. That skill served him well during his thirty-one years in homicide. But it never stopped the nightmares. The screams in the sanctuary...  more


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A Walk In The Darkness (Ben and Danielle) by Jon Land
1948: An archaeological team in Turkey is slaughtered after making an earth-shattering discovery.More than fifty years later, another group of archaeologists, this one made up of Americans, is murdered in the Judean desert. Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea of Israel's National Police is called in...  more


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The Gamma Option (Blaine McCracken, Bk 3) by Jon Land
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The Omicron Legion by Jon Land
ATTACK Deep in the Amazon jungle a terrifying army ravages a top-secret research compound. Then it embarks upon a chilling mission of murder. ASSASSINATION In the United States, the world's most highly skilled killers have been assembled. No one can believe that a vast serial...  more


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The Valhalla Testament by Jon Land
The agent -- A shadowy figure from a shadowy organization whose purpose is clear enough: find the canisters before they explode. The football star -- His sister is murdered and they want him the same way.  A horrible death awaits him in the jungles of Nicaragua. The canisters --...  more


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Day of the Delphi (Blaine McCracken, Bk 6) by Jon Land
TODAY'S HEADLINES - TOMORROW'S NATIONAL DISASTER! The right wing lost the last election, but its most radical elements aren't about to give up the next one. Seizing on the frustration of the American people, charismatic billionaire Samuel Jackson Dodd uses all his charm - and...  more


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The Fires of Midnight (Blaine McCracken, Bk 8) by Jon Land
Who killed two thousand innocent people, and how? More importantly, can they be stopped from striking again? Infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Lyle teams up with Blaine McCracken, ex-CIA operative, in the search for answers. Hideously deformed cadavers and a missing teenage genius are their...  more


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Dead Simple (Blaine McCracken, Bk 9) by Jon Land
April 1998: A tanker hauling a deadly new explosive vanishes without a trace in a raging storm.... That explosive falls into the hands of Jack "Terror" Tyrell. Now, he's more determined than ever to realize his deadly vision: to lead a radical underground group that spreads its...  more


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Pandora's Temple (The Blaine McCracken) by Jon Land
What if Pandora?s Box were real? Blaine McCracken finds himself facing this very question?and the greatest threat to mankind?in his long-awaited return to the page Rogue special-operations agent McCracken has never been shy about answering the call, and this time it comes in the aftermath of a...  more


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The Tenth Circle (The Blaine McCracken) by Jon Land
Blaine McCracken races to stop terrorists from unleashing an ancient weapon of unimaginable power at the president?s State of the Union speech Blaine McCracken pulled off the impossible on a mission in Iran, but his work has just begun. Returning to the US, he faces another terrible threat in...  more


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Kula: A Surfing Detective Mystery by Chip Hughes
Summoned to the Honolulu hilltop mansion of radio pitchman Barry Buckingham, presumably to trace his missing wife, the Surfing Detective is in for the letdown of his career. Kai Cook is hired to track another lost family member. A dog. Despite his qualms, Kai would seem a natural for the case,...  more


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Wipeout! & Hanging Ten in Paris: Two Surfing Detective Mysteries by Chip Hughes
Two surfers are lost in separate incidents half way around the world . . . In WIPEOUT! when a big-wave rider vanishes under a liquid mountain at Waimea Bay on O?ahu and his life-insurance company refuses to pay, Kai Cooke is hired by the surfer?s pregnant wife, Summer McDahl, to prove he?s...  more


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The Spanish Game (Alec Milius, Bk 3) by Charles Cumming
Six years ago, after working for the British Secret Intelligence Service, Alec Milius got out of the spy game after being drummed out by MI6. His retirement came at unbearably great personal cost. But just because he’s walked away from the life, it doesn’t mean that that life has...  more


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The Hidden Man by Charles Cumming
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A Colder War (Thomas Kell, Bk 2) by Charles Cumming
A top-ranking Iranian military official is blown up while trying to defect to the West. An investigative journalist is arrested and imprisoned for writing an article critical of the Turkish government. An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated on the streets of Tehran. These three incidents,...  more


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Service of All the Dead (Inspector Morse, Bk 4) by Colin Dexter
Chief Inspector Morse was alone among the congregation in suspecting continued unrest in the quiet parish of St Frideswide.  Most people could still remember the churchwarden's murder.  A few could still recall the murderer's suicide.  Now even the police had closed the...  more


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The Chalk Circle Man (Commissaire Adamsberg, Bk 1) by Fred Vargas & Sian Reynolds...
Fred Vargas's Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries are a sensation in France, consistently praised for their intelligence, wit, and macabre imagination. This first novel in the series introduces the unorthodox detective Commissaire Adamsberg -- one of the most engaging characters in contemporary...  more


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Micro by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston
 Three men are found dead in the locked second-floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of...  more


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Though Not Dead (Kate Shugak, Bk 18) by Dana Stabenow
Kate and the rest of the Park rats are stunned by the death of Old Sam, Kate’s eighty-seven-year-old uncle and foster father. In his will, he leaves almost everything to Kate, including a homestead deep in gold mining country that no one knew he had and a letter that reads simply,...  more


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Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas, Bk 6) by Dean Koontz
The pistol appeared in his hand the way a dove appears in the hand of a good magician, as if it materialized out of thin air. “You think I won’t do it right here in the open. But you’d be surprised. . . . You’ll drop before you get the breath to scream.” The...  more


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Saint Odd (Odd Thomas, Bk 7) by Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas is back where it all started...because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and...  more


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The Chemistry of Death (David Hunter, Bk 1) by Simon Beckett
Three years ago, David Hunter moved to rural Norfolk to escape his life in London, his gritty work in forensics, and a tragedy that nearly destroyed him. Working as a simple country doctor, seeing his lost wife and daughter only in his dreams, David struggles to remain uninvolved when the corpse...  more


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Too Many Women (A Nero Wolfe Mystery) by Rex Stout
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An Old Magic by Barbara Cleverly
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The Final Cut (Brit in the FBI, Bk 1) by Catherine Coulter & J. T. Ellison
Scotland Yard’s new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the “minder” of the Crown Jewels for the “Jewel of the Lion” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the...  more


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Not One of Us (Inspector Finch, Bk 1) by June Thomson
John Smith is a “man of mystery,” a retiring, educated Englishman who lives alone in a cottage on the edge of a village where the residents are suspicious of recluses such as Smith, who is happy to live alone with his dog, Then the body of a fifteen year old girl from a...  more

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