The Gulf War is over. An Israeli nuclear weapon is missing. The baalnce of power in the Mideast – and the world – is about to change forever…
Only Tom Clancy could create an international scenario so real, so dramatic, so brilliantly intense as the epic crisis portrayed in The Sum of All Fears. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan – hero of The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games – returns in this breathtaking tour de force of military action, cutting-edge technology, and raw emotional power…
Tom Rob Smith - Child 44
Child 44 is a thriller set in the terror of 1950s Stalinist Russia, a brutal regime that executed anyone who disagreed with its dogma. It proclaimed to be a perfect society. So, when a series of brutal murders take place, no one is permitted to say that these are the work of a serial killer. In a perfect society there can be no crime. One man, Leo Demidov, a State security agent, a man who has spent his entire career arresting innocent men and women, decides to redeem himself by catching this killer. To do so, he must buck the system, risking his life and the life of everyone he loves.
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
Thomas Harris - Hannibal (angol)
Yes, he's back, and he's still hungry. Ten years after The Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter (Anthony Hopkins, reprising his Oscar-winning role) is living the good life in Italy, studying art and sipping espresso. FBI agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore, replacing Jodie Foster), on the other hand, hasn't had it so good--an outsider from the start, she's now a quiet, moody loner who doesn't play bureaucratic games and suffers for it. A botched drug raid results in her demotion--and a request from Lecter's only living victim, Mason Verger (Gary Oldman, uncredited), for a little Q and A. Little does Clarice realize that the hideously deformed Verger--who, upon suggestion from Dr. Lecter, peeled off his own face--is using her as bait to lure Dr. Lecter out of hiding, quite certain he'll capture the good doctor.
Thomas Harris - Hannibal Rising
Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki. Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France. But Hannibal's demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn. He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death's prodigy.
Stephen King - A ragyogás
A ragyogás pompás rémtörténet, amelyben minden hitchcocki klisé adva van: a Colorado-hegység egyik magaslatán a hó által a világtól elzárt szálloda, melynek története hátborzongató rémségek sorozatából áll; egy ún. "második látással", vagyis ragyogással megáldott-megvert túlérzékeny kisfiú, aki azt is megérzi, ami csak történni fog, s érzékenységével jelen idejű fenyegetésként éli át, ami a múltban már megesett; az alkoholizmusából éppen kigyógyult apa, akinek labilis idegrendszere fokozatosan tovább bomlik, mígnem a Szálloda (amelynek történetét meg akarja írni) szelleme teljesen hatalmába keríti, s ezzel a pusztító szellemmel azonosulva családja megsemmisítésére tör; az elhatalmasodó tébolynak már-már természetfölötti őrületté fokozása, s ennek megfelelően olyan "képsorok", amelyekhez hasonlók csak a Hitchcock-filmek tetőpontján találhatók; s végül - ha nem is mindenki számára - a megmenekülés. A regényből sikeres film is készült Stanley Kubrick rendezésében, Jack Nicholsonnal a főszerepben.
Michael Connelly - Echo Park
In 1993 Harry Bosch was assigned the case of a missing person, Marie Gesto. The young woman was never found - dead or alive - and the case has haunted Bosch ever since. Thirteen years later Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit when he gets a call from the DA's office. A man accused of two killings is willing to confess to several other murders in a deal to avoid the death penalty. One of his victims, he says, is Marie Gesto. Bosch begins to crack when he realises that he and his partner missed a clue back in 1993 which could have prevented the nine murders that followed the killing of Marie Gesto...
Thomas Harris - Red Dragon
A psychopath is at large; a monster in the grip of some unimaginable delusion compounded of sexual hunger, demonic violence and sinister logic; a boastful killer who sends the police teasing notes signed...the Red Dragon. So thex call in special agent Will Graham; the one man with the gift to get into the monster's mind; the one man who can anticipate his next act. Red Dragon is quite probably the most suspenseful, terrifying and utterly compellink thriller ever written.
Philip K. Dick - Minority Report
“The three gibbering, fumbling creatures, with their enlarged heads and wasted bodies, were contemplating the future. The analytical machinery was recording prophecies, and as the three precog idiots talked, the machinery carefully listened.” Many of Philip K. Dick’s stories deal with the nature of reality, of personality and self as well as drugs and the future. The stories here are among his best work and will resonate long after you’ve read them.
Stephen King - A rémkoppantók
Roberta Andersen westernírónő a Haven kisváros peremén fekvő birtokán él visszavonultan. Egy szép napon erdejében sétálva megbotlik egy földből kiálló fémdarabban. Az objektum holmi ráncigálásra meg se moccan: Roberta ásni kezd, és lassacskán kiderül, hogy egy gigantikus, széle, hossza nincs űrhajószerű test rejtőzik a mélyben. Az ásás a szenvedélyévé válik, ami nem csoda - a hajóból áradó sugárzás különös hatással van azokra, akik a bűvkörébe jutnak. Az írónő sorra-rendre elveszti fogait, csillapíthatatlan vérzése támad, öreg kutyájának a szeméről visszahúzódik a hályog, mi több, a hűséges jószág a fiatalodás csalhatatlan jeleit mutatja. Az eleddig műszaki antitalentum Roberta fantasztikus technikai sugallatokra lesz fogékony, de nem csak ő... A fura tárgynak minél nagyobb része szabadul ki a földből, a kisváros annál több lakóján ütnek ki a vészes tünetek.
Justin Cronin - The Passage
Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is. Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row. He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming. It is. THE PASSAGE. Deep in the jungles of eastern Colombia, Professor Jonas Lear has finally found what he's been searching for - and wishes to God he hadn't. In Memphis, Tennessee, a six-year-old girl called Amy is left at the convent of the Sisters of Mercy and wonders why her mother has abandoned her. In a maximum security jail in Nevada, a convicted murderer called Giles Babcock has the same strange nightmare, over and over again, while he waits for a lethal injection. In a remote community in the California mountains, a young man called Peter waits for his beloved brother to return home, so he can kill him. Bound together in ways they cannot comprehend, for each of them a door is about to open into a future they could not have imagined. And a journey is about to begin. An epic journey that will take them through a world transformed by man's darkest dreams, to the very heart of what it means to be human. And beyond. THE PASSAGE.
Stephen King - Christine
A szerelem öl, butít és nyomorba dönt - szokták mondani a sokat tapasztalt öregek, s ilyenkor általában egy bomba jó nőre gondolnak, aki tönkretett egy szerencsétlen, jobb sorsra érdemes férfiút. De mi van akkor, ha egy szerencsétlen, jobb sorsra érdemes férfiú - pontosabban kamasz fiú - szerelmének tárgya egy ócska, kimustrált, csupa rozsda autó? Egy húszéves, egykor ragyogó szépségű s még mindig elbűvölő alakú 1958-as Plymouth Fury, "akit" ráadásul Christine-nek hívnak? Nos, miután Arnie Cunningham libertyville-i középiskolás diák első látásra fülig beleszeret Christine-be, s őrülten, elvakultan, a végsőkre elszántan szembefordul szüleivel, egyetlen barátjával, sőt egyetlen barátnőjével is, hogy megszerezhesse, illetve megtarthassa "őt", a tétel minden kétséget kizáróan erre az esetre is igaz. Bonyolítja a helyzetet, hogy egy féltékeny, vérszomjas dög, aki mindenkit elüldöz a fiú mellől. S valóban, ahogy Arnie-nak sikerül üzemképes állapotba hoznia Christine-t, egyre-másra rejtélyes módon és bestiális kegyetlenséggel elkövetett gyilkosságok bolydítják fel a kisváros békés mindennapjait. Bizonyítékok hiányában tétován tapogatózik a nyomozótiszt. Bizonytalan sejtésekkel viaskodik a jó barát, Dennis Guilder és a barátnő, Eligh Cabot is, akiket az egyre megfoghatatlanabbá váló szörnyű események magától értetődő természetességgel sodornak egymás karjaiba. Érzéki csalódás, a képzelet játéka csupán vagy valóság az az oszladozó hulla szagára emlékeztető bűz, amely hol halványabban, hol orrfacsaró módon Christine-ből árad? S vajon mi okozza azt az ijesztő változást, ami Arnie megjelenésében és viselkedésében végbemegy, attól kezdve, hogy Christine-t magáénak tudhatja? Talány és meghatározhatatlan rettegés mesteri adagolásával tartja fogva az olvasót Stephen King, akinek már számtalan regényét izgulhattuk végig.
James Rollins - Excavation
The South American Jungle Guards Many Secrets...and a remarkable site nestled between two towering Andean peaks, hidden from human eyes for thousands years.Dig Deeper... through layers of rock and mystery, through centuries of dark, forgotten legends. Into Ancient Catacombs... where ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting; where earth-shattering discoveries -- and wealth beyond imagining -- could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. Something is Waiting here where the perilous journey ends, in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis; something created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous. Something terrifying.
Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon
Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper, and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes, until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental tranformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.
Stephen King - Misery
Thrown from the wreckage of his '74 Camaro, Paul Sheldon, author of a bestselling series of historical romances, wakes up one day in a secluded Colorado farmhouse owned by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic ex-nurse who claims she is his number one fan. Immobilized from the pain of two shattered legs and a crushed knee, Sheldon is at Annie's mercy. Unfortunately for Sheldon, Annie is mad; mad that he killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain, in his latest book; mad that he wants to escape; and of course, mad in the most extreme clinical sense of the word. To set the world straight, Annie buys Sheldon a typewriter and some paper, drugs him, locks him in a room, and forces him to bring Misery back to life in a novel dedicated to her. Fear of physical torture is Sheldon's greatest motivation. One wrong sentence and she is likely to smash his legs with a sledgehammer, cut his thumbs off with a hacksaw, or much, much worse. But writers have weapons too. . . .
David Michaels - Endgame
The National Security Agency's top-secret initiative to protect the United States from potential threats has been dubbed the Third Echelon. It deploys a lone field operative. He is sharp, nearly invisible, and deadly. And he has the right to spy, steal, destroy, and assassinate to protect American freedoms. His name is Sam Fisher. He is a Splinter Cell®Third Echlon. Operative Fisher knows that several disastrous missions have depleted the ranks of the Splinter Cells. What he doesn’t know is that a stunning piece of evidence has been uncovered that points to the mole who sold out his government…
George R. R. Martin - A Clash of Kings
The second novel of Martin's titanic Song of Ice and Fire saga (A Game of Thrones, 1996) begins with Princess Arya Stark fleeing her dead father's capital of King's Landing, disguised as a boy. It ends with the princess, now known as Weasel, having led the liberation of the accursed castle of Harrenhal. In between, her actions map the further course of a truly epic fantasy set in a world bedecked with 8000 years of history, beset by an imminent winter that will last 10 years and bedazzled by swords and spells wielded to devastating effect by the scrupulous and unscrupulous alike. Standout characters besides Arya include Queen Cersei, so lacking in morals that she becomes almost pitiable; the queen's brother, the relentlessly ingenious dwarf Tyrion Lannister; and Arya's brother, Prince Brandon, crippled except when he runs with the wolves in his dreams. The novel is notable particularly for the lived-in quality of its world, created through abundant detail that dramatically increases narrative length even as it aids suspension of disbelief; for the comparatively modest role of magic (although with one ambitious young woman raising a trio of dragons, that may change in future volumes); and for its magnificent action-filled climax, an amphibious assault on King's Landing, now ruled by the evil Queen Cersei. Martin may not rival Tolkien or Robert Jordan, but he ranks with such accomplished medievalists of fantasy as Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. Here, he provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites?and this is only the second course of a repast with no end in sight. Author tour.
Daniel Suarez - Kill Decision
The shocking techno-thriller that cements Daniel Suarez's status as the heir to Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy—a terrifying, breathtaking, and all-too-plausible vision of the world's near future. Unmanned weaponized drones already exist—they're widely used by America in our war efforts in the Middle East. In Kill Decision, bestselling author Daniel Suarez takes that fact and the real science behind it one step further, with frightening results. Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned—and thanks to her research, automated—drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets without human intervention. Together, McKinney and Odin must slow this advance long enough for the world to recognize its destructive power, because for thousands of years the "kill decision" during battle has remained in the hands of humans—and off-loading that responsibility to machines will bring unintended, possibly irreversible, consequences. But as forces even McKinney and Odin don't understand begin to gather, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save humankind from destruction at the hands of our own technology.
Bret Easton Ellis - Lunar Park
Imagine becoming a bestselling novelist while still in college, and almost immediately famous and wealthy, then seeing your insufferable father reduced to a bag of ashes in a safety-deposit box, even as your celebrity drowns in a sea of vilification, booze and drugs. Imagine being given a second chance, as the Bret Easton Ellis of this remarkable novel is given. Lunar Park confounds one expectation after another, passing through comedy and mounting psychological and supernatural horror toward an astonishing resolution - about love and loss, fathers and sons - in what is surely the most original and moving novel of an extraordinary career.