When Inspector Chen is made an offer by a triad-connected businessman, he takes a vacation, leaving his partner to investigate a novelist's death, only to apprehend the culprit after Chen returns, who then discovers how the triad has played him. 20,000 first printing.
Asked to take the lead in a corruption investigation in which the principal figure and his family have already fled to the U.S., Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is charged to uncover the culprit's partners-in-crime and their organization.
Three mismatched people—John Anselm, a struggling intelligence dealer; former mercenary Con Niemand; and exposé journalist Caroline Wishart—are forced into an unlikely alliance when they stumble upon a powerful secret that could topple governments and destroy lives. Reprint.
An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors — soldiers, politicians, civilians and others — who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
An FBI hostage negotiator remembers his contributions to significant cases, from the Hostage Negotiation Program to the trials of Timothy McVeigh and Ted Kaczynski, in a personal account during which he also describes his struggle to balance the demands of his job with his family life and faith.
Selected by the author as examples of his best early works, a collection of short mystery tales, originally written under his legal name or pseudonyms, pairs each story with introductions that offer insight into his literary development.
Presents the story of the slaying of a drug kingpin, his wife, and their grandson by Darrell Mease, an aspiring drug dealer who was sentenced to death for the crime, but who was saved from death row by the intervention of the pope.
The author describes growing up in a family that was part of the Mafia, discussing her relationship with John Gotti and other members of the underworld and her eventual escape to build a new life far from the world of organized crime.
Waking up in a hospital with much of his memory missing, Nick Petrov, a private investigator renowned for his ability to reclaim stolen children, pursues clues about his own life and discovers a link to a specific murder case that forces him to question factors about how it was handled and his own role in the investigation.
Beginning his witness-protection job at a doughnut restaurant in the week before the 1980 presidential election, small-time thief Vince Camden finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a local politician's troubles, involved in a credit-card scam, and torn between relationships with a beautiful law clerk and a neurotic prostitute. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
In 1849 Baltimore, following the death of Edgar Allan Poe, Quentin Clark, a young city dweller fiercely loyal to his favorite author, discovers that Poe's final days had been marked by a series of bizarre, unanswered questions and, inspired by Poe's fictional detective C. Auguste Dupin, launches his own investigation to resolve the mystery of Poe's death. 70,000 first printing.
To earn some extra money, Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, two financially strapped graduate students, become involved with a Boston fertility clinic in search of egg donors, but when they become suspicious about the clinic and its head, Dr. Spencer Windgate, they risk their lives to uncover the truth. Reprint.