Discovering a medieval book and a cache of letters, a motherless American girl becomes the latest in a series of historians, including her late father, who investigates the possible surviving legacy of Vlad the Impaler, a quest that takes her across Europe and into the pasts of her father and his mentor. A first novel. 300,000 first printing.
In a detective story set against the backdrop of Hemingway's Cuba, the discovery of the skeletal remains of the victim of a forty-year-old murder on the Havana estate of Ernest Hemingway, draws ex-cop Mario Conte back into the game to investigate a crime with roots in Hemingway's Cuba four decades earlier.
In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief uses the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.
When the mutilated body of a CIA agent is discovered in District 8 and the killer appears to be a local working girl, Sonchai searches for the truth amid a cover-up orchestrated by his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn, involving Al Qaeda, bad cops, military intrigue, and a cadre of dangerous men. By the author of Bangkok 8. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
After winning the prize of a press pass to New Orleans to watch the Final Four, Steven and his fellow winner, Susan, delight in all the behind-the-scenes activities, but when they overhear a blackmail plot involving an MSU star player that could result in the big game being thrown, the two junior guest reporters know that it is up to them to break the story and put a stop to the devious plan.
The author of Almost chronicles a particularly nasty divorce that pits a quintessential "nice guy" against his ex-wife, a manipulative lawyer who will stop at nothing to conceal her own sordid past and destroy his credibility. 50,000 first printing.
When a group of angry, laser-beaming whales who march upon stilts are set loose on the world by a vengeful madman, only Jasper Dash and Katie Mulligan have the experience and courage to put an end to the evil creatures who are certain to bring destruction and death wherever they roam.
In the wake of a series of killings that disturbingly emulates the works of a trio of inmates currently being held at the Minnesota Security Hospital, Lucas Davenport investigates a missing man who was released from the hospital weeks earlier. By the author of Hidden Prey. Lit Guild Main. BOMC Main. Doubleday Main. Mystery Guild Main.
Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. 500,000 first printing.
Enjoying an unusually close relationship with her daughter, Phoebe, Catherine Sanderson has kept only one secret—the identity of Phoebe's father—until Phoebe embarks on her own search for her paternity, bringing her real father, B. J., an investigative reporter working on a story involving Catherine's newest client, back into their lives. 50,000 first printing.
The True Story Of The Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang
In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a "confidential informant" made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance, not realizing that he was kick-starting the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of American law enforcement. Nor did Queen suspect that he would penetrate the gang so successfully that he would become a fully "patched-in" member, eventually rising through their ranks to the office of treasurer, where he had unprecedented access to evidence of their criminal activity. After he spent twenty-eight months as "Billy St. John," the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself.The author describes his successful two-and-a-half year stint as an undercover agent with the Mongols, a violent outlaw motorcycle gang, documenting their violent crimes and offering profiles of individual gang members.