"Modeled on true events, The Prisoner is a fast-paced thriller that brings the byzantine politics and the moral ambiguities of justice in Pakistan to life. With a gritty authenticity based on personal experience, Omar Hamid reveals a society where corruption and extremism are commonplace, and the line between the good guys and the bad guys is never as clear as we would like."
When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at the remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He's there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude.
But he hadn't counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses. And as the chalet fills up, strange things start happening—things that seem to indicate the presence of another, unseen guest. Is there a ghost on the premises? A prankster? Something more sinister? And then an avalanche blocks the mountain pass, and they're stuck.
Which is just about when they find the corpse. Meaning that Glebksy's vacation is over and he's embarked on the most unusual investigation he's ever been involved with. In fact, the further he looks into it, the more Glebsky realizes that the victim may not even be human.
The Clakker: a mechanical man, endowed with great strength and boundless stamina — but beholden to the wishes of its human masters. But one audacious Clakker, Jax, can no longer bear the bonds of his slavery. He will make a bid for freedom, and the consequences of his escape will shake the very foundations of the Brasswork Throne.
An account of the Boston criminal underworld's role in the infamous $500 million Gardner Museum art theft traces the contributions of master thief Louis Royce and gangster Ralph Rossetti while examining the FBI's controversial announcement that they had identified the responsible parties.
Surviving an assassination attempt, Suyana, Face of the United Amazonia Rainforest Confederation, goes on the run with an undercover paparazzi who witnessed the first shot that hit her, and they must keep one step ahead of a killer to secure the future of her young country and get the real story.
Thomas Fool, an Information Man who is tasked with cataloging and filing reports on the endless stream of violence and brutality that streams through Hell, must piece together clues to identify a serial killer who is challenging the rules and order of a place where death is common currency.
After being sequestered to dead-end positions for nearly two decades, Billy Graves joins a third-shift group of New York detectives and investigates a brutal case with ties to his early career.