It is a golden evening of high summer. Walking a ridge on the Welsh borders, Robin Timariot meets by chance an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place. They exchange a few words, but those words prove unforgettable. A few days later Timariot learns from the newspapers that, just hours after their meeting, the woman was raped and murdered. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a string of inexplicable events begins to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems. The closer he gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late he realizes that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to be allowed to live.
From the back cover..."In fourteenth century France, pockets of plague still bring death to peasants and noblemen alike. Amid the fury and the chaos, Dr. Alejandro Canches searches for a safe haven, accompanied by his foster child, Kate- the illegitimate daughter of Edward Plantagenet. But both disease and human enemies pursue them, and their only hope for survival is a rebel leader...and medical secrets that like hidden in an ancient manuscript."
From the back cover..."Michael Paleologus, retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium, lives alone in a remote and rambling house in Cornwall. His son, Nicholas, is summoned to resolve a dispute which threatens to set his brothers and sisters against their aged and irascible father. An overly generous offer has been made for the house, but Michael refuses to sell. Only after the stalemate is tragically broken do Nick and his siblings discover why their father was bound at all costs to reject the offer....."
"An absorbing, contemporary thriller with a hint of mysticism. Highly recommended."
From the back cover: "In a pub called the Grave Maurice, Melrose Plant overhears the intriguing story of fifteen year old Nell Ryder, granddaughter of the owner of Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, the heart of Britain's racing world. The girl was abducted nearly two years before and has never been heard from since. The tale is especially fascinating to Melrose Plant because the girl's father is Richard's Jury's surgeon. Recuperating from gunshot wounds, Jury is in dire need of something to occupy his time, even if the case is as cold as a case can get.....until another murder heats it up again."
From the back cover...."Ghouls rising from their graves; Dolls with teeth; You pet cat that really isn't a cat; Something hiding in your backyard pool; A toy you threw away that keeps returning; Doctors using you for their organ banks.....Your Ultimate Fears Come True"
From the back cover..."Enter Francis Urquhart: With the Prime Minister in ferocious disfavor, Urquhart believes his time has come to occupy 10 Downing Street. The bad news is: there are other candidates with more valid claims to the office. The good news is: as Chief Whip, Urquhart possesses secrets that could destroy each and every one of them- scandalous secrets that he now wields as weapons of entrapment and betrayal. One by one, his powerful opponents drop by the wayside- until only one woman stands in his way."
After three grim years at Auschwitz and other Nazi prisons, Dr. Frankl gained freedom only to learn that almost his entire family had been wiped out. But during, and indeed partly because of, the incredible suffering and degradation of those harrowing years, he developed his theory of logotherapy.