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The Accident Man

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Meet the Accident Man, Samuel Carver
Carver is a good guy who makes bad things happen to bad people. Drug-baron’s helicopter develops mechanical failure mid-flight: Samuel Carver. Terrorist blown-up in his own bomb factory: Samuel Carver. Ex-SAS, now freelance mercenary he is the frontline weapon of the ‘Consortium’, a black-ops British government outfit, or is it?
Carver is called to do a hit at very short notice. *Do this job for us and be paid very well. Refuse and you better run and hide.* He believes the target to be a high-ranking Pakistani terrorist. The job is to organise a car crash in a Paris underpass.
But Carver is being set up. When he discovers the real identity of his target, and more importantly the identity of the target’s female companion, he knows one thing – his life is over. This is a secret too big to let him live, unless he can track down the real villains before they get to him.
Combining the plotting of Robert Ludlum, with the pace and tension of Frederick Forsyth, Tom Cain is a major new thriller writer and *The Accident Man* is a classic in the making and launches Samuel Carver straight into the top rank of action heroes.
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### Recensione
“The best first thriller I have read since *The Day of the Jackal*, and that was a long time ago. With one mightly bound Tom Cain has vaulted over Archer and Grisham and stands close on Freddie Forsyth’s tail” (Wilbur Smith)
“Audacious, authentic, full of tension and tradecraft… maybe it’s true and maybe it isn’t, but either way it is a great thriller read” (Lee Child)
“The most audacious and timely thriller in years” (*Daily Mirror*)
“Fast-moving, cleverly constructed and very readable” (*Daily Mail*)
“Like the Bourne movies meets Frederick Forsyth” (*Guardian*)
### Descrizione del libro
Transworld’s major new thriller signing.

Absent Friends

SUMMARY: The secrets of a group of childhood friends unravel in this haunting thriller by Edgar Award winner S. J. Rozan. Set in New York in the unforgettable aftermath of September 11, Absent Friends brilliantly captures a time and place unlike any other, as it winds through the wounded streets of New York and Staten Island…and into a maze of old crimes, damaged lives, and heartbreaking revelations. The result is not only an electrifying mystery and a riveting piece of storytelling but an elegiac novel that powerfully explores a world changed forever on a clear September morning.In a novel that will catch you off guard at every turn, and one that is guaranteed to become a classic, S. J. Rozan masterfully ratchets up the tension one revelation at a time as she dares you to ponder the bonds of friendship, the meaning of truth, and the stuff of heroism.From the Hardcover edition.

About Last Night: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance

**Sure, opposites attract, but in this sexy, smart, eBook original romance from RITA finalist and *USA Today* bestselling author Ruthie Knox, they positively combust! When a buttoned-up banker falls for a bad girl, “about last night” is just the beginning.
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Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.
Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine–even her name turns him on–with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies.
When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime?
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Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: *Because of You, Ride with Me,* and *Midnight Hour*.**
### Review
“Readers will cheer for the cautious Cath and wish that they had a their own Nev!” — **RT Book Reviews** , 4.5 stars
“A terrifically warm and funny contemporary romance . . . highly recommended for lovers of contemporary romance and chick lit.” — **Library Journal XPress Reviews**
“A sensuous treat with passion and compassion, humor and originality. I highly recommend it.” — **Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today**
“About Last Night is fabulous! I couldn’t put it down, I laughed out loud at Cath’s attitude, and I’m still crying at the ending. So totally romantic!” — **Drey’s Library**
“A page-turner, full of sex, sizzle, and heart.” — **Susan Andersen** , New York Times best-selling author of Playing Dirty
“About Last Night is a standout, filled with wit, romance, and charm.” — **Lori Wilde** , New York Times best-selling author
“Funny, unabashedly sexy, and at times achingly emotional, *About Last Night* kept me ripping through the pages to get to the happily ever after. Ruthie Knox is a unique, fresh voice in romance. I highly recommend her!” — **Jaci Burton** , *New York Times* best-selling author
“I fell for Ruthie Knox’s hero, I cheered for her heroine…and I simply adored everything about their love story! *About Last Night* is an absolutely wonderful romance.” — **Bella Andre** , best-selling author of *I Only Have Eyes for You*
“Smart and sexy . . . *About Last Night* is absolutely irresistible.” — **Shiloh Walker** , best-selling author of the Ash Trilogy
“If only all romances were this funny, smart, sexy, and real!” — **Isabel Sharpe** , Harlequin Blaze
### About the Author
RITA Award finalist Ruthie Knox is the *USA Today* bestselling author of sexy, witty contemporary romance, including the novels *Ride with Me* , *Along Came Trouble* , and *Flirting with Disaster*.
*AudioFile* Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has been nominated three times for an Audie Award, winning for *Snakewoman of Little Egypt* by Robert Hellenga. She has also been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from *Publishers Weekly* , and *Publishers Weekly* named Coleen Audiobook Reader of the Year for 2010.

About Face

Donna Leon’s eighteen novels have won her countless fans, heaps of critical acclaim, and a place among the top ranks of international crime writers. Through the warm-hearted, perceptive, and principled Commissario Guido Brunetti, Leon’s best-selling books have explored Venice in all its aspects: history, tourism, high culture, food, family, but also violent crime and political corruption. In About Face, Leon returns to one of her signature subjects: the environment, which has reached a crisis in Italy. Incinerators across the south of Italy are at full capacity, burning who-knows-what and releasing unacceptable levels of dangerous air pollutants, while in Naples, enormous garbage piles grow in the streets. In Venice, with the polluted waters of the canals and a major chemical complex across the lagoon, the issue is never far from the fore. Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti’s work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he’s seen before.

A. Lincoln: A Biography

SUMMARY: Ronald C. White, Jr., is the author of two bestselling books on Abraham Lincoln: The Eloquent President and Lincoln’s Greatest Speech, a New York Times Notable Book. White earned his Ph.D. at Princeton and has lectured on Lincoln at hundreds of universities and organizations, and at Gettysburg and the White House. He is a Fellow at the Huntington Library and a Visiting Professor of History at UCLA. He lives with his wife, Cynthia, in La Cañada, California.From the Hardcover edition.

A Thousand Suns

SUMMARY: It’s early April 1945, deep in the bloodied days of World War II. The Nazi regime is being slowly throttled by the oncoming Russian and Allied armies and Hitler rages uselessly in his Berlin bunker. But the high command have one more throw of the dice to make. An audacious plan is hatched to save the Fatherland and beat off the oncoming apocalypse. All it will take is a hodge-podge squadron of escort fighters, a captured U.S. bomber, and one brave but suicidal pilot to fly it over the Atlantic into the beating heart of America. Half a century later, a rusting plane is discovered, sunk with its crew, off the coast of New Yorka relic from a bygone age. Chris Roland, a brilliant young photographer, is sent to take photos of this time capsule. But it is only when he discovers that the fragments of Nazi uniforms on the decaying corpses that he realizes that he has come across a secret so terrible that even 50 years later it could still kill him.

A taint in the blood

EDITORIAL REVIEW: In Dana Stabenow’s latest novel, a woman hires Aleutian P.I. Kate Shugak to clear her mother’s name. Twenty years ago, the mother was convicted of arson and murder, of setting fire to the family home while her two sons were inside. One died, and one was maimed. Her daughter has always believed in her innocence, though the mother herself had accepted the verdict and the life sentence without protest. Now the mother is terminally ill, and her daughter wants her free. But as Kate begins the investigation, it seems the mother isn’t the only one who wants to leave the past in the past.In this spell-binding crime novel, Kate must confront twenty years of secrets and regret–and murder–in one of Alaska’s most powerful families. SUMMARY: In Dana Stabenow’s latest novel, a woman hires Aleutian P.I. Kate Shugak to clear her mother’s name. Twenty years ago, the mother was convicted of arson and murder, of setting fire to the family home while her two sons were inside. One died, and one was maimed. Her daughter has always believed in her innocence, though the mother herself had accepted the verdict and the life sentence without protest. Now the mother is terminally ill, and her daughter wants her free. But as Kate begins the investigation, it seems the mother isn’t the only one who wants to leave the past in the past.In this spell-binding crime novel, Kate must confront twenty years of secrets and regret–and murder–in one of Alaska’s most powerful families.

A Summer Affair: A Novel

SUMMARY: Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket’s Children Summer Gala. Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a “museum-quality” piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a “good-hearted” affair with the charity’s Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon. Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman’s attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand’s unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women’s lives will make this her newest summer bestseller.

A Storm in the Blood

SUMMARY: Published to coincide with the centenary of the Houndsditch Murders in December 2010, A Storm in the Blood tells the story of the Latvian revolutionaries who killed three officers of the Metropolitan Police. The parallel between the suicide ideologues of the time and contemporary terrorists, willing to die for their ideals, is all too clear. One of the most sensational crimes of the era, the murders were followed by the ‘Siege of Stepney Street’, a gunfight that saw then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill sending troops into the streets of London, shooting to kill. After hours of battle, the police broke through into the hideout, to find two corpses, but not the body of the ringleader, the mysterious ‘Peter the Painter.’ He had somehow vanished, along with his mistress, Rivka, a young refugee and Yiddish music hall singer. A Storm in the Blood fictionalises the events of 1910 with a dark, atmospheric rendering of pre-war London that explodes into a gripping, violent narrative. Publisher’s Weekly remarked that: “While on the surface, the novel relates events of the present day to the terrorism of the past, Fink’s story goes deeper, creating a compelling and psychologically driven tale of people who have lost their way.” Published by Harper Perennial in the US, A Storm in the Blood is both a fascinating study of the psychology of self-sacrifice, and a suspenseful, action-packed thriller many readers consume in one sitting

A Singular Man

SUMMARY: Mysteriously rich and desperately lonely, George Smith appears to be under attack from all quarters. His former wife and four horrible children are suing to get his money, and someone is sending him threatening letters. Despite some very elaborate precautions, he remains worried. So he builds a mausoleum in which to live.

A salty piece of land

SUMMARY: Jimmy Buffett, bestselling author of “Tales from Margaritaville” and hero to “parrotheads” everywhere, flies back into view with a novel set in the Caribbean, involving a lighthouse, a mystery, a wild cast of characters, and more than a few bottles of tequila. Raucous, wise, and familiar with the world’s wonderful strangeness, “A Salty Piece of Land” is the escapism at its best.

A Quiet Vendetta

SUMMARY: When Catherine Ducane disappears in the heart of New Orleans, the local cops react rapidly – she is the daughter of the Governor of Louisiana after all. But the case gets very strange, very quickly. Her bodyguard turns up horribly mutilated in the trunk of a beautiful vintage car and when her kidnapper calls he doesn’t want money: he wants time alone with Ray Hartmann, who works for a Washington-based organised crime task force.All Ray wants to do is get this over with quickly, and go home to try and repair his broken marriage. Instead he must listen to the mysterious kidnapper, an elderly Cuban named Ernesto Perez, who wants to tell him his life story. It’s only when he realises that Ernesto has been a brutal hitman for the Mob since the 1950s that things start to come together. But by the time the pieces fall into place, it’s already too late…A QUIET VENDETTA is both the epic novel of one man’s life in the Italian Mafia – a story that ranges from Cuba to Las Vegas and from L.A. to Chicago – and equally a powerful thriller of rage, love and loss.

A Nose for Justice

SUMMARY: Explosive sabotage and the startling unearthing of a hundred-year-old skeleton on a Nevada ranch thrillingly start off this debut novel in a tail-wagging new series from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown. With the ruins of her high-powered Wall Street job now far in the rearview mirror of her rented silver Camaro, thirty-two-year-old Mags Rogers arrives at her great-aunt Jeep’s sprawling Wings Ranch to reassemble her life. In the passenger seat, with his suspicious nose to a cracked window, is Mags’s beloved wirehaired dachshund, the urbane Baxter. Mags was named for her great-aunt, Magdalena—though everyone calls the spry octogenarian rancher Jeep. From piloting planes in World War II to discovering one of America’s largest gold deposits, Jeep has enjoyed a lifetime jam-packed with love and adventure, and she’s not done yet. At her side—to Baxter’s low-down distress—is Jeep’s loyal German Shepherd mix, King. The growlings are mutual: King sniffs that Baxter is a “fuzzy sausage.”Meanwhile, someone pipe-bombs Red Rock Valley’s pumping station, endangering the water supply near and far. Deputy Pete Meadows links the sabotage to a string of local murders, but he doesn’t yet know if it’s a corporate plot or twisted eco-terrorism. He’s also called out to Wings Ranch when human bones are dug up in Jeep’s barn; the dead man’s ring identifies him as an elite Russian military officer from the late 1800s, apparently knifed to death. In her search to find out whodunit, Mags uncovers fascinating history about Jeep’s ranch, including an intriguing connection to Buffalo Bill. Mags and Pete have mysteries to solve, among them why they are so drawn to each other. Baxter and King team up when it comes time to protect their humans. And all the while, Jeep Reed, the sassiest wit in the West, has a bold plan for Red Rock Valley in which they all will play a part.

A Necessary Evil

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **Someone is killing Catholic priests across America — ritualized murders that speak of vengeance and hatred.** As the killing spree continues unabated, it quickly becomes very clear to Maggie O’Dell — the FBI profiler assigned to the case — that more than one perpetrator is responsible. As she begins to drill down into the facts, Maggie discovers a disturbing Internet role-playing game for youths who have been victims of male authority figures — including Catholic priests. With the first real lead in the investigation, Maggie wonders if this group has turned cyberspace justice into reality by dispensing their own brand of vengeance. As the ritualistic killings leave America’s heartland reeling, Maggie gets a second lead — one that leaves her stunned. For the past four years she has been driven by blind determination to find Father Michael Keller, the human monster whose acts of brutality continue to haunt her to this day. Sick and twisted, the priest seems to have vanished without a trace. But with an irony that only life can offer, now *he* has become a target. When Keller offers to help Maggie solve the crimes in exchange for protection, she has no choice but to ally herself with the elusive child killer — the person she despises with a conviction that’s almost religious in its fervor. Maggie must cross a dangerous line into a world of malevolence and evil from which she may not return unscathed. Maggie knows the bargain is a necessary evil . . . one that may be made in blood . . .

A Nameless Witch

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A tale of vengeance, true love, and cannibalism Being born undead can have its disadvantages, such as eternal youth and flawless beauty —things most unsuitable for a witch. Hiding behind the guise of a grimy old crone, the witch is content living outside Fort Stalwart with her unlikely band of allies: a troll named Gwurm, an enchanted broom, and a demonic duck named Newt. She leads a simple life filled with spells, potions, and the occasional curse. So when a White Knight arrives at Fort Stalwart, the witch knows her days of peace are at an end. The Knight is just days in front of a horde of ravenous goblings, and Fort Stalwart lies right in the horde’s path. But the goblings are just the first wave of danger, and soon the witch and the Knight must combine forces on a perilous quest to stop a mad sorcerer from destroying the world. Filled with menace, monsters, and magic, *A Nameless Witch* is a properly witchly read by the award-winning author of *Gil’s All Fright Diner* and *In the Company of Ogres*.

A Monster’s Notes

SUMMARY: What if Mary Shelley had not invented Frankenstein’s monster but had met him when she was a girl of eight, sitting by her mother’s grave, and he came to her unbidden? What if their secret bond left her forever changed, obsessed with the strange being whom she had discovered at a time of need? What if he were still alive in the twenty-first century? This bold, genre-defying book brings us the “monster” in his own words. He recalls how he was “made” and how Victor Frankenstein abandoned him. He ponders the tragic tale of the Shelleys and the intertwining of his life with that of Mary (whose fictionalized letters salt the narrative, along with those of her nineteenth-century intimates) in this riveting mix of fact and poetic license. He takes notes on all aspects of human striving–from the music of John Cage to robotics to the Northern explorers whose lonely quest mirrors his own–as he tries to understand the strange race that made yet shuns him, and to find his own freedom of mind. In the course of the monster’s musings, we also see Mary Shelley’s life from her childhood through her elopement with Percy Bysshe Shelley, her writing of “Frankenstein, ” the births and deaths of her children, Shelley’s famous drowning, her widowhood, her subsequent travels and life’s work, and finally her death from a brain tumor at age fifty-four. The monster’s fierce bond with Mary and the tale of how he ended up in her fiction is a haunted, intense love story, a story of two beings who can never forget each other. “A Monster’s Notes” is Sheck’s most thrilling work to date, a luminous meditation on creativity and technology, on alienation and otherness, on ugliness and beauty, and on our need to be understood.