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Trader of Secrets

“Steve Martini ranks among the top authors of legal thrillers.”
— *Pittsburgh Post-Gazette* “You like *Law & Order*? Or even a John Grisham novel? Well, Steve Martini is one of the best of the best when it comes to crime thrillers.”
— *Asbury Park Press* The reasons why Steve Martini is one of the most popular thriller writers around are abundantly clear in *Trader of Secrets* : an ingenious plot, great characters, gripping storytelling that combines the legal expertise of John Lescroart, Brad Meltzer, and Scott Turow with the heart-pounding political intrigue of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor. Superstar crime novelist Linda Fairstein says, “Take it from a prosecutor—Steve Martini has created one of the most charismatic defense attorneys in thriller fiction,” referring to Martini’s fearless yet very human series protagonist, defense attorney Paul Madriani. In *Trader of Secrets* the crusading lawyer is on the trail of dangerous criminals who are trying to steal state-of-the-art weapons technology…with nothing less than the future of America at stake.

Hunter Killer

Saudi Arabia, the world’s leading producer of oil, is on the brink of revolution. Inside the opulent palaces and lavish mansions, the royal family is ransacking the country’s dwindling coffers while the desert kingdom seethes with unrest. Appalled at his family’s extravagant lifestyle, Crown Prince Nasir vows to end the careless and destructive rule, and sets in motion a top-secret operation to destroy the Saudi oil industry and bankrupt the monarch. To do so, he must enlist the help of an ally, a naval power willing to help in return for a share of the wealth. Nasir turns to France, with its fleet of lethal Hunter Killer submarines, capable of inflicting devastating damage on the massive oil installations along the shores of the Red Sea and in the Persian Gulf. Objective: To shift the power structure of the world’s oil giant. Under the command of the mysterious and lethally effective Colonel Jacques Gamoudi — nicknamed “Le Chasseur,” or “The Hunter” — the ferocious battle for the desert kingdom begins. As the world’s oil markets plunge into chaos, Admiral Arnold Morgan, former Security Adviser to the President, and Lieutenant Commander Jimmy Ramshawe are summoned to the White House, where they learn that Gamoudi has been joined by none other than Morgan’s archenemy, Hamas General Ravi Rashood, in the battle for the capital city of Riyadh. Now Le Chasseur becomes the hunted, by both French and American Special Forces — one trying to assassinate and silence him forever, the other desperate to take him alive and to force a public confession of France’s subversive actions.


What if you met the man of your dreams inside a nightmare?

Not everything sounds good when you say it. Some things sound, well, just wrong. Like saying I hired a male escort to be my fiancé leading into (yeah, this is sounding bad) marriage, a fake marriage, one about money.

See, that did not sound good at all, but you’ll have to just trust me on this, that was the innocent part of the story. You know, the sunny bit before the fall. Because the rest of this story cannot be described in polite company. Not even a little.

First it gets, well, unapologetically hot and then it gets wickedly hot and then it kind of goes nuclear and becomes oh-muh-goodness hot.

That’s Lukas Dupree. He’s a-whole-nother level of naughty, but that’s not what this is about. This is about the darkness that followed–the chilling turn my story takes after he made me tremble to my core.

Maybe the choices mentioned above mean I deserved it all in the end.

I don’t know. You’ll have to tell me.

Warning: This book is hot, and funny, and more than a little dark.
Standalone. No cliffhanger — explicit language. 18+

(source: Bol.com)

Shallow Graves

Location scouting is to the film business what Switzerland is to war. John Pellam had been in the trenches of filmmaking, with a promising Hollywood career – until tragedy sidetracked him. Now he’s a location scout, travelling the country in search of shooting sites for films. When he rides down Main Street, locals usually clamour for their chance at fifteen minutes of fame. But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam experiences a very different reception. His illusionary world is shattered by a savage murder, and Pellam is suddenly centre stage in an unfolding drama of violence, lust and conspiracy in this less-than-picture-perfect locale. **
### Recensione
SHALLOW GRAVES is a real pleasure – tough-minded, intelligent, and very well written. Bravo! ( *Lawrence Block* )
### Descrizione del libro
The first in the Location Scout trilogy, featuring movie location finder John Pellam.

James Bond 07 – Goldfinger

Goldfinger ist Ian Flemings siebter Bond-Roman und führt den britischen Geheimagenten um die ganze Welt, um einen von Gold besessenen Größenwahnsinnigen aufzuhalten … Auric Goldfinger: grausam, schlau, frustrierend vorsichtig. Er betrügt beim Canasta und ist ein Gauner im großen Stil, der auch im alltäglichen Leben ständig krumme Dinger dreht. Er ist die Art von Mann, die James Bond hasst. Daher ist es ein Glück für Bond, dass er im Auftrag der Bank von England und des MI5 herausfinden soll, was der reichste Mann des Landes mit seinem unrechtmäßig erworbenen Vermögen vorhat – und in welcher Verbindung er zu SMERSCH steht, dem gefürchteten sowjetischen Korps, das Jagd auf Spione macht. Doch sobald er sich erst einmal in der Organisation dieses gefährlichen Verbrechers befindet, wird 007 klar, dass Goldfingers Pläne grandioser – und tödlicher – sind, als man sich je hätte vorstellen können. Er plant nicht nur den größten Goldraub in der Geschichte, sondern auch Massenmord … Jeder kennt sie: die teils stark von den Vorlagen abweichenden Verfilmungen der James-Bond-Romane. Pünktlich zum 50-jährigen Jubliäum der Filmreihe gilt es die Ian-Fleming-Originale erstmals im “Director’s Cut” zu entdecken! Endlich wird es möglich sein, Titel wie “Goldfinger”, “Thunderball” oder “You Only Live Twice” komplett in ungekürzten Übersetzungen und mit den ursprünglichen Kapitelabschnitten und -überschriften zu lesen. Es verspricht eine einzigartige James-Bond-Bibliothek zu werden, die dazu einlädt, dem Kult um den britischen Gentleman-Geheimdienstler mit der “Lizenz zum Töten” auf den Grund zu gehen.

Hell’s Kitchen

Writing as William Jeffries, *New York Times* bestselling author Jeffrey Deaver, the “master of ticking-bomb suspense” ( *People* ), delivers a thrilling novel that “exposes the brutal side of the Big Apple” ( *Publishers Weekly* ). Every New York City neighborhood has a story, but what John Pellam uncovers in Hell’s Kitchen has a darkness all its own. The Hollywood location scout and former stuntman is in the Big Apple hoping to capture the unvarnished memories of longtime Kitchen residents—such as Ettie Washington—in a no‑budget documentary film. But when a suspicious fire ravages the elderly woman’s crumbling tenement, Pellam realizes that someone might want the past to stay buried. As more buildings and lives go up in flames, Pellam takes to the streets, seeking the twisted pyromaniac who sells services to the highest bidder. But Pellam is unaware that the fires are merely flickering preludes to the arsonist’s ultimate masterpiece, a conflagration of nearly unimaginable proportion, with Hell’s Kitchen­—and John Pellam—at its blackened and searing epicenter.

Dr. No

In the novel that inspired the original Bond film, British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of an MI6 operative and his secretary. There he encounters the subject of their observations, the reclusive and nefarious Dr. No. James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007.Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Devil’s Wager

**Sometimes the Devil’s Wager is the only bet to make.**   A desperate attempt to flee North comes to a crashing halt when an off-the-grid commune called Roanoke mistakes Jack Carson for their savior.  With few supplies, no hope, and everything to lose, Jack throws in with the group. But when the community reveals their true intention to use Jack as a weapon in their vendetta against the federal government, Jack must come to grips with the fact that he’s not the only one with secrets under the skin.  Meanwhile, special agent Dana MacLachlan is at her wits end. Luckily, her wits end is where she thrives. With high ranking officials breathing down her agency’s neck, Dana is forced to use unsavory tactics to unravel the mystery of the man known only as “Jack.” But when the answers she finds lead only to more questions, Dana learns that sometimes justice demands more than decency allows. Is Jack strong enough to stop Roanoke from their suicide mission or will helping only drag him closer to the fire? 
Can Dana find the truth buried beneath a world of lies? 
Can anyone truly win, when they’re playing the devil’s wager? The action is explosive, the mystery inescapable. The Devil’s Wager grabs you by the neck and doesn’t let go. If you like strong men, stronger women, and a world that demands the good and bad deeds of both, then you’ll love Book 2 of the Jack Carson Stories by CM Raymond and LE Barbant—The Devil’s Wager! **The Devil’s Wager is a novella that is approximately 32,000 words long or around 105 pages.**

Crusader’s Cross

**America’s most acclaimed crime writer returns to Louisiana with one of the best-loved detectives in fiction, Dave Robicheaux.**
In the summer of 1958, Dave Robicheaux and his half-brother Jimmie are just out of high school. Jimmie and Dave get work with an oil company, laying out rubber cables in the bays and mosquito-infested swamps all along the Louisiana-Texas coastline. But on the Fourth of July, change approaches in the form of Ida Durbin, a sweet-faced young woman with a lovely voice and a mandolin. Jimmie falls instantly in love with her. But Ida’s not free to love – she’s a prostitute, in hock to a brutal man called Kale. Jimmie agrees to meet Ida at the bus depot, ready for the road to Mexico. But Ida never shows.
That was many years ago. Now, an older, well-worn Dave walks into Baptist Hospital to visit a man called Troy Bordelon, who wants to free himself of a dark secret before he dies. A bully and a sadist, he has a lot to confess to – but he chooses to talk about a young girl, a prostitute who he glimpsed briefly as a kid, bloodied and beaten, tied to a chair in his uncle’s house.
**Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke:**
‘James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.’ Michael Connelly
‘A gorgeous prose stylist.’ Stephen King
‘Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.’ *Daily Mail*
**Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke:**
**Dave Robicheaux Series**
1. *The Neon Rain*
2. *Heaven’s Prisoners*
3. *Black Cherry Blues*
4. *A Morning for Flamingos*
5. *A Stained White Radiance*
6. *In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead*
7. *Dixie City Jam*
8. *Burning Angel*
9. *Cadillac Jukebox*
10. *Sunset Limited*
11. *Purple Cane Road*
12. *Jolie Blon’s Bounce*
13. *Last Car to Elysian Fields*
14. *Crusader’s Cross*
15. *Pegasus Descending*
16. *The Tin Roof Blowdown*
17. *Swan Peak*
18. *The Glass Rainbow*
19. *Creole Belle*
20. *Light of the World*
21. *Robicheaux*
**Hackberry Holland Series**
1. *Lay Down My Sword and Shield*
2. *Rain Gods*
3. *Feast Day of Fools*
4. *House of the Rising Sun*
**Billy Bob Holland Series**
1. *Cimarron Rose*
2. *Heartwood*
3. *Bitterroot*
4. *In The Moon of Red Ponies*
5. Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *

The Broken Window

Quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back in a chilling new thriller from the master of suspense, Jeffery Deaver. When Rhyme’s cousin is accused of murder, he and partner Amelia Sachs return to face a criminal whose ingenious staging of crimes is enabled by a terrifying access to information… When Lincoln’s estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect—too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur’s home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln’s relative is sealed. At the behest of Arthur’s wife, Judy, Lincoln grudgingly agrees to investigate the case. Soon Lincoln and Amelia uncover a string of similar murders and rapes with perpetrators claiming innocence and ignorance—despite ironclad evidence at the scenes of the crime. Rhyme’s team realizes this “perfect” evidence may actually be the result of masterful identity theft and manipulation. An information service company—the huge data miner Strategic Systems Datacorp—seems to have all the answers but is reluctant to help the police. Still, Rhyme and Sachs and their assembled team begin uncovering a chilling pattern of vicious crimes and cover-ups, and their investigation points to one master criminal, whom they dub “522.” When “522” learns the identities of the crime-fighting team, the hunters become the hunted. Full of Deaver’s trademark plot twists, *The Broken Window* will put the partnership of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to the ultimate test.

The Book of Lost Things

**New York Times *bestselling author John Connolly’s unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories.** *
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book… *The Book of Lost Things.*
An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly’s latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. *The Book of Lost Things* is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

Bloody River Blues

Jeffery Deaver is the *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Empty Chair* and *The Devil’s Teardrop.* Here his trademark “ticking-bomb suspense” *(People)* explodes off the page in another heart-stopping thriller. Hollywood location scout John Pellam thought the scenic backwater town of Maddox, Missouri, would be the perfect site for an upcoming *Bonnie and Clyde* -style film. But after real bullets leave two people dead and one cop paralyzed, he’s more sought after than the Barrow Gang. Pellam had unwittingly wandered onto the crime scene just minutes before the brutal hits. Now the feds and local police want him to talk. Mob enforcers want him silenced. And a mysterious blonde just wants him. Trapped in a town full of sinister secrets and deadly deceptions, Pellam fears that death will imitate art, as the film shoot — and his life — race toward a breathtakingly bloody climax.

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Sherlock Holmes, the world’s “only unofficial consulting detective”, was first introduced to readers in A Study in Scarlet published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. It was with the publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, however, that the master sleuth grew tremendously in popularity, later to become one of the most beloved literary characters of all time.In this book series, the short stories comprising The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes have been amusingly illustrated using only Lego® brand minifigures and bricks. The illustrations recreate, through custom designed Lego models, the composition of the black and white drawings by Sidney Paget that accompanied the original publication of these adventures appearing in The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. Paget’s iconic illustrations are largely responsible for the popular image of Sherlock Holmes, including his deerstalker cap and Inverness cape, details never mentioned in the writings of Conan Doyle.This uniquely illustrated collection, which features some of the most famous and enjoyable cases investigated by Sherlock Holmes and his devoted friend and biographer Dr. John H. Watson, including A Sandal in Bohemia and The Red-Headed League, is sure to delight Lego enthusiasts, as well as fans of the Great Detective, both old and new.LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any other way licensed or authorised the publication of this book.THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND: A distraught young woman named Helen Stoner arrives at Baker Street early one morning to ask Sherlock Holmes for help as she fears that her life is being threatened by her stepfather, Dr. Grimesby Roylott. At Stoke Moran, the estate where Miss Stoner and her stepfather live, Holmes carefully inspects the recent, but unnecessary, repairs to the manor-house and in doing so exposesamurderous plot.

The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

In “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons”, someone is destroying small busts of Napoleon Bonaparte. At first merely a nuisance, vandalism quickly turns to murder after one of the statue owners finds a dead man on his doorstep beside a smashed statue. Reasoning his way back to the source of the statues, Holmes determines that there is more to this case than just antipathy towards the great French leader. Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery before the bust buster strikes again?

The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

In “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder”, a young lawyer asks Holmes to clear him of the charge murdering a rich man soon after preparing the man’s will. Inspector Lestrade is convinced of the young attorney’s guilt and believes he has finally bested Holmes, but by the use of forensic science and a bogus house fire, Holmes is able to exonerate the young lawyer while proving he was set-up.

The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter

In “The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter”, a young rugby player asks Holmes and Watson for help finding his missing teammate before a big game. The client explains that his missing teammate disappeared with an older man after sending a mysterious telegram. Holmes and Watson, using forensic techniques on the telegram, track the missing player to a nearby town. After being stonewalled by the doctor of the missing player, Holmes finally him with the help of a tracking dog. Then Holmes and Watson learn the shocking secret of the man’s disappearance.