Being under the command of Arvin Sloane again is enough to turn Agent Sydney Bristow’s life upside down. But when an old adversary resurfaces and barters valuable information in return for specifically her help, she is forced to confront ever-changing alliances – and the disturbing question of just how much she and her former enemy have in common. United by an urgent goal but for separate reasons, an inconceivable team is forged. From the luxury hotels of downtown Singapore to the frenetic streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Sydney finds herself with little time to decide if she’s been given the chance to amend ancient history, or if she is being lethally played.
John Le Carré - The Tailor of Panama
He is Harry Pendel: Exclusive tailor to Panama's most powerful men. Informant to British Intelligence. The perfect spy in a country rife with corruption and revolution. What his "handlers" don't realize is that Harry has a hidden agenda of his own. Deceiving his friends, his wife, and practically himself, he'll weave a plot so fabulous it exceeds his own vivid imagination. But when events start to spin out of control, Harry is suddenly in over his head --- thrown into a lethal maze of politics and espionage, with unthinkable consequences ...
John Le Carré - Call for the Dead
George smiley had liked Samuel Fennan, and now Fennan was dead from an apparent suicide. But why? Fennan, a Foreign Office man, had been under investigation for alleged Communist Party activities, but Smiley had made it clear that the investigation -- little more than a routine security check -- was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. The very next day, Fennan was found dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn't go on. Smiley was puzzled...
Christina F. York - Strategic Reserve
An oil pipeline leak in the Gulf of Mexico looks like sabotage, and APO is assigned to find the source using any means necessary. Sydney and Dixon visit the drilling platform and discover a likely suspect, but before they can corner him, he flees...in the APO helicopter. It seems the attack was a practice run for something bigger, and Sydney and Dixon must determine the real target before time runs out. There are other matters on the agents' minds too -- Dixon is concerned about his son, Steven, and Sydney is led to wonder, not for the first time, what it would be like to have a "normal" family. But there's no time for wistful thinking when the saboteurs' plot becomes clear...and threatens to throw the country into total chaos.
Kirsten Beyer - Once Lost
A strain of the deadly Marburg virus has come up for sale on the black market, and the seller has showcased his wares by infecting an African village. APO has one potential lead: a researcher named Magrite whose success in treating Marburg victims may be the reason for his sudden disappearance. Out in the field again, agent Sydney Bristow and her father, Jack, close in on the kidnapper, but locating Magrite will be only the first in a chain of puzzles. For Magrite has a dark secret that forces Sydney to confront her past, even as APO races to stop the distribution of a new and terrifying weapon.
Steven Hanna - Old Friends
A terrorist cell based in China called Dark Cloud has devised a plan to release a deadly poison on entire nations using rocket technology. In true six degrees-of-separation style, Agent Sydney Bristow's friend from graduate school, Keiko Terajima, happens to be the daughter of a prominent Japanese physicist, and Dark Cloud needs his top-secret knowledge to carry out its devious plan. What's more, Keiko's married to Franklin, the son of an old colleague Jack Bristow killed years ago to protect Sydney. When APO learns that Franklin is part of an elite group of agents who marry women to gain access to information, Sydney begins to question his true intentions with Keiko. Tracing the connections leads deeper and deeper into the terrorists' plot - with Keiko's father and husband at the centre. Suddenly, Sydney finds herself on a mission not only to prevent the poisonous rain from devastating a country, but to save her loved ones as well.
Brian Studler - The Ghost
The Ghost, a legendary figure who has gone by so many aliases that his real identity is a mystery, has his eye on super-agent Sydney Bristow. The mysterious man is the creator of a hallucinogen that is both a blessing to psychiatry and a powerful weapon that can ignite mass hysteria. When the mad scientist is double-crossed by one of his own minions, Sydney must accompany him to his clinic in Switzerland to help him learn which of his proteges stole the drug and sold it to a chemical-weapons dealer in Mexico City. This plan does not sit well with Sydney's father. Jack Bristow shares a past with The Ghost...In fact, he thought he killed the man in a Vietnamese jungle years ago. Now Jack must discover if his mind is playing tricks on him or if their wartime encounter was just another one of The Ghost's experiments...
Christina F. York - A Touch of Death
A man wearing a hazmat suit walks into a police station in Siberia claiming he is responsible for the deaths of his wife and three children. Before he can be questioned, he is kidnapped by Gai Dong Jing, his former employer and an ex-Alliance officer who is now head of a secret terrorist cell conducting bioweapon research of deadly proportions. Agents Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn are sent to a small town on the Siberian-Korean border to look for Jing's lab. They discover an underground bunker, the place where the mysterious man in the hazmat suit-a brilliant Alliance geneticist who disappeared years ago-was quarantined. With the threat of a worldwide epidemic looming, Sydney and the APO team must locate Jing and decode the scientist's medical diary, which holds the answers to the virus and the fate of his family. In the meantime, the highly contagious geneticist plans to rid himself of his illness in the most unimaginable way...
Paul Ruditis - Mind Games
Agents Sydney Bristow and Marcus Dixon are hot on the trail of international drug lord David Lowell, creator of a mind-control drug called Sway - a substance so potent that in the wrong hands it could be one of the world's most dangerous bio weapons. Determined to find out the location of Lowell's lab and halt production of the drug, Sydney and Dixon go undercover as big-time drug dealers. Things don't go quite as planned, and Sydney is forced to ingest a dose of Sway and commanded to turn on her APO counterparts. Can she break free from the drug's powerful grip before Lowell carries out his sinister plan?
Mary Higgins Clark - Two Little Girls in Blue
In a riveting thriller, worldwide bestselling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark brilliantly weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother's search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead. When Margaret and Steve Frawley come home to Connecticut from a black-tie dinner in New York, their three-year-old twins, Kathy and Kelly, are gone. The police found the babysitter unconscious, and a ransom note from the "Pied Piper" demands eight million dollars. Steve's global investment firm puts up the money, but when they go to retrieve the twins, only Kelly is in the car. The dead driver's suicide note says he inadvertently killed Kathy. At the memorial, Kelly tugs Margaret's arm and says: "Mommy, Kathy is very scared of that lady. She wants to come home right now." At first, only Margaret believes that the twins are communicating and that Kathy is still alive. But as Kelly's warnings become increasingly specific and alarming, FBI agents set out on a desperate search.
Laurell K. Hamilton - Affliction
Micah is called back home by his estranged family, because his father, a county sheriff, has been attacked and is terribly injured. Anita and Nathaniel are going with him for moral support and to meet his family under very trying circumstances.
James Patterson - Kill Alex Cross
Kill Alex Cross is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written! The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Cross discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes – one that may alter the fate of the entire country.
James Patterson - Mark Sullivan - Private Berlin
_Private Berlin_ has the extraordinary pace and international sophistication that has powered _The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo_ and Patterson's #1 bestseller _The Postcard Killers_. IN EUROPE'S MOST DANGEROUS CITY Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private's most high-profile cases-and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet. AN INVESTIGATOR IS SEARCHING Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined-and she's also Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a soccer star accused of throwing games, and a nightclub owner with ties to the Russian mob. Any one of them would surely want Chris gone-and one of them is evil enough to want him dead. AND SHE'S AFTER MORE THAN THE TRUTH Mattie's chase takes her into Berlin's most guarded, hidden, and treacherous places, revealing secrets from Chris's past that she'd never dreamed of in the time they were lovers. On the brink of a terrifying discovery, Mattie holds on to her belief in Chris-in the face of a horror that could force all of Europe to the edge of destruction and chaos. James Patterson has taken the European thriller to a masterful new level with _Private Berlin_, an adrenaline-charged, spectacularly violent and sexy novel with unforgettable characters of dark and complex depths. _Private Berlin_ proves why Patterson is truly the world's #1 bestselling author.
James Patterson - 12th of Never
It's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor--while two killers are on the loose. Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor's description to the last detail. Lindsay doesn't have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.
Peter James - Dead Man's Footsteps
Dead Man's Footsteps is the fourth Roy Grace thriller. As in the rest of this bestselling crime series, Brighton is the base, but this time the action moves around the world. When dodgy dealer Ronnie Wilson finds himself in New York on the day of 9/11, he used the ensuing chaos to disappear. Five years later a skeleton is found in Brighton, and a decomposing body discovered in a car in Melbourne. The link between these events, and the fate of a young woman trapped in a lift in Brighton, is expertly revealed by master plotter Peter James in this gripping tale." - Georgia O'Keefe, Amazon.co.uk --The Bookseller's Choices For June 2008
Karen Rose - No One Left to Tell
The addictive Karen Rose serves up her most relentless thriller yet. A woman is dead and her fiance is serving a life sentence for a murder he didn't commit. Now PI Paige Holden holds the only piece of evidence that could see him freed, and she cannot take it to the police. With the help of disarming state attorney, Grayson Smith, Paige is determined to avenge the murdered woman and set an innocent man free. But Paige has only scratched the surface of a cover-up far deadlier than she could ever imagine. A string of mysterious deaths of women with a shared past sets Paige on the trail of a ruthless killer. The problem is, the killer's on her trail too ...
Karen Rose - Scream for Me
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers a heart-stopping suspense novel that picks up where DIE FOR ME left off, with a detective determined to track down a brutal murderer. Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has sworn to find the perpetrator of multiple killings that mimic a 13-year-old murder linked to a collection of photographs that belonged to his brother, Simon, the ruthless serial killer who met his demise in DIE FOR ME. Daniel is certain that someone even more depraved than his brother committed these crimes, and he's determined to bring the current murderer to justice and solve the mysterious crime from years ago. With only a handful of images as a lead, Daniel's search will lead him back through the dark past of his own family, and into the realm of a mind more sinister than he could ever imagine. But his quest will also draw him to Alex Fallon, a beautiful nurse whose troubled past reflects his own. As Daniel becomes attached to Alex, he discovers that she is also the object of the obsessed murderer. Soon, he will not only be racing to discover the identity of this macabre criminal, but also to save the life of the woman he has begun to love.
Karen Rose - Silent Scream
When a teenage girl dies in a suspicious fire, Detective Olivia Sutherland is assigned to track down the arsonist. Then she discovers something more sinister: a vicious blackmailer who preys on young people and murders without hesitation. Making her work even harder is sexy firefighter David Hunter. He's not only sharing the case but sparking memories of their long-ago night of passion, when feelings were left unspoken and hearts were broken. David has his own ghosts, and a million regrets. But while he and Olivia try to face the wall of pain between them, a diabolical puppet master is pulling strings to make a group of twentysomethings do his bidding. Soon Olivia and David are scouring the city for a calculating criminal who seems tantalizingly close—and is moving in for the kill.
Kelley Armstrong - Exit Strategy
From the author of the acclaimed Women of the Otherworld series comes an exciting new heroine whose most secret identity is both lucrative…and lethal. Regulars at Nadia's nature lodge don't ask what she does in the off-season. And that's a good thing. If she told them, she'd have to kill them. She's a hit woman for a Mafia family. Tough and self-sufficient, Nadia doesn't owe anyone any explanations. But that doesn't mean she always works alone. One of her contacts has recruited her in the hunt for a ruthlessly efficient serial killer cutting a swath of terror across the country. The assassin is far too skilled to be an amateur—and the precision of the killings is bringing the Feds much too close to the hit man community for comfort. To put an end to the murders, Nadia will have to turn herself from predator to prey as she employs every trick she knows to find the killer. Before the killer finds her…
Agatha Christie - Destination Unknown
Hilary Craven has lost the will to live, Mrs Betterton is already dead. Then Hilary is asked to impersonate the dead woman and to trace her husband - a missing nuclear scientist - and her will to live returns. A faked air disaster, a string of radio-active pearls, a leper colony floundering in the dry heat of the Moroccan desert. Hilary is lead towards a terrifying discovery and her new found enthusiasm for life turns into ice-cold fear... Christie based this book partly on the activities of two famous physicists of the early 1950s: Bruno Ponecorvo, who defected to Russia, and Emil Fuchs, who spied for the Russians. It is another of Christie’s light-hearted thriller novels featuring a daring and fearless heroine.