Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot Author Duane Swierczynski
ISBN-10 9781444707618
Year 2013-04-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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On a day like any other, Kendra Hardie picks up the phone. A voice says, 'leave the house and you're dead'. Then the line is cut. Kendra hasn't seen her husband Charlie for nearly a decade. He hasn't forgotten about her - but neither have his enemies. And he has a lot of enemies. Charlie thought he could protect her by staying away. But now he has access to secrets his enemies will kill to keep hidden, and they're planning to start with his family. After years in exile, Charlie's arming up... and heading home.

Fun and Games

Fun and Games Author Duane Swierczynski
ISBN-10 9781444707571
Year 2011-06-23
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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NUMBER OF ACCIDENTAL DEATHS PER YEAR By suffocation: 3,300 By poisoning: 8,600 STAGED BY PROFESSIONALS: You have no idea. Ex-cop Charlie Hardie's latest job is guarding an isolated mansion in LA's Hollywood Hills. But it comes with an unwanted guest - a D-list actress who says she's being hunted by professional hitmen. Charlie thinks she's just high and paranoid. But he's wrong. The killers are real. They've tracked her to the house. And they're not letting anyone out alive.

Hell and Gone

Hell and Gone Author Duane Swierczynski
ISBN-10 9781444707595
Year 2011-10-27
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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There are some criminals so dangerous the world can never know about them. They can't be held in regular prisons. They must never be released. They're here - in a secret underground prison miles away from anywhere. And now, so is Charlie Hardie. The shadowy organisation running the jail sent him there as punishment for getting in their way. But he's not a prisoner. He's in charge. He can leave any time he wants, he's told. There's just one catch: if he goes, everyone in the prison dies, including innocent guards. But when Charlie realises his family may be in danger, he knows he must protect them at any cost. Even if it means blasting his way out, one inmate at a time...

Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot Author Duane Swierczynski
ISBN-10 9781444707618
Year 2013-04-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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On a day like any other, Kendra Hardie picks up the phone. A voice says, 'leave the house and you're dead'. Then the line is cut. Kendra hasn't seen her husband Charlie for nearly a decade. He hasn't forgotten about her - but neither have his enemies. And he has a lot of enemies. Charlie thought he could protect her by staying away. But now he has access to secrets his enemies will kill to keep hidden, and they're planning to start with his family. After years in exile, Charlie's arming up... and heading home.

Canary

Canary Author Duane Swierczynski
ISBN-10 9781444754193
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Every student needs a part-time job. Hers is hunting criminals. Sarie Holland is a good kid. An Honors student. She doesn't even drink. So when a narcotics cop busts her while she's doing a favour for a friend, she has a lot to lose. Desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie agrees to become a CI - a confidential informant. Armed only with a notebook, she turns out to be as good at catching criminals as she is at passing tests. But it's going to take more than one nineteen-year-old to clean up Philadelphia. Soon Sarie is caught in the middle of a power struggle between corrupt cops and warring gangs, with nothing on her side but stubbornness and smarts. Which is bad news for both the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #137 turns out to be a very fast learner...

Revolver

Revolver Author Duane Swierczynski
ISBN-10 9781444754254
Year 2016-07-28
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Three generations - torn apart by one bullet. Philadelphia 1965: Two street cops - one black, one white - are gunned down in a robbery gone wrong. The killer is never prosecuted. One of the fallen officers, Stanislaw Walczak, leaves behind a twelve-year-old boy, Jimmy... Philadelphia 1995: Homicide detective Jim Walczak learns that his father's alleged killer, Terrill Lee Stanton, is out of prison. Walczak will be waiting, determined to squeeze the truth out of him - any way he can. Philadelphia 2015: Jim Walczak's daughter Audrey, studying forensic science in grad school, reinvestigates her grandfather's murder for her dissertation. But the deeper Audrey digs, the more she realises: the man everyone thinks killed Walczak didn't do it... And when the truth comes out, the danger's only going to grow.

The Wheelman

The Wheelman Author Duane Swierczynski
ISBN-10 0312343787
Year 2006-11-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Betrayed, robbed, and left for dead by a team of thieves, Lennon, a mute Irish getaway driver, launches a one-man quest to find out who is responsible and to retrieve his money, matching wits with a dirty Philadelphia cop, the Russian and Italian mobs, the mayor's hired gun, and the keyboard player in a college rock band in the process. A first novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Two Past Midnight

Two Past Midnight Author Duane Swiercynski
ISBN-10 9781616554408
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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"A madman on the loose. His goal: Shock, awe, panic, and hysteria. Can three disparate heroes - an investigative specter, a psychopathic vigilante, and a genius fighter pilot - put aside their differences and defeat this terror-obsessed sociopath? Or will he be able to play upoon these heroes' mistrust and pit them against one another? Either way, somebody's getting punched right in the face!" -- Page [4] of cover.

American Noir

American Noir Author Barry Forshaw
ISBN-10 9781843449195
Year 2017-04-27
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Oldcastle Books Ltd
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Barry Forshaw is acknowledged as a leading expert on crime fiction and films from Britain and the European countries, but a further area of expertise is American crime fiction, film and TV, as demonstrated in such books as The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and Detective. After the success of earlier entries in his 'Noir' series -- Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and Euro Noir -- he now tackles the largest and, some might argue, most impressive body of crime fiction from a single country, the United States, to produce the perfect reader's guide to modern American crime fiction. The word 'Noir' is used in its loosest sense: every major living American writer is considered (including the giants Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, James Lee Burke, James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky, as well as non-crime writers such as Stephen King who stray into the genre), often through a concentration on one or two key books. Many exciting new talents are highlighted, and Barry Forshaw's knowledge of - and personal acquaintance with - many of the writers grants valuable insights into this massively popular field. But the crime genre is as much about films and TV as it is about books, and American Noir is a celebration of the former as well as the latter. US television crime drama in particular is enjoying a new golden age, and all of the important current series are covered here, as well as key important recent films. Praise for Barry Forshaw: 'Unsurprisingly Barry Forshaw's Brit Noir is a wonderful reference book that any self-respecting and serious connoisseur of crime fiction needs to have on their book-shelf' - Shots Magazine 'Brit Noir is a book to dip into but also, as I did, to read from cover to cover. I've always considered Forshaw to be an honest reviewer and the book very much reflects his personality. It made the book a stimulating and, at times, amusing read' - Crime Pieces 'Funny, analytical and always interesting'- Catholic Herald

Genreflecting

Genreflecting Author Cynthia Orr
ISBN-10 9781610694612
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 622
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies Author Brad Meltzer
ISBN-10 9781848942448
Year 2009-02-19
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Cain killed Abel: the original murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. It's a mystery that's never been solved. Until now. In Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to an unsolved murder in 1932. What could that murder have to do with the biblical one? Father and son are suddenly thrown into a bloodthirsty quest for an ancient weapon, and the answer to a secret that people are dying to find. But closing in on them is a man tattooed with the mark of Cain - the world's first killer. In his pocket he carries the means of causing a horrifying death. And in his heart an insatiable desire for what he believes is his birthright . . .

The Intern s Handbook

The Intern s Handbook Author Shane Kuhn
ISBN-10 9781476733852
Year 2014-04-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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**INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** Best of the Year—Seattle Times An elite assassin goes undercover as an unpaid office lackey in The Intern’s Handbook, “a sexy, darkly comic thriller with cinematic flourishes” (New York Daily News). “Imagine Dexter working in The Office” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) and you have John Lago, intern at one of the biggest law firms in Manhattan. He clocks eighty hours a week getting coffee, answering phones, and doing all of the grunt work no one else wants to do…and he doesn’t make a dime. But John isn’t trying to claw his way to the top of the corporate food chain. He was hired to assassinate one of the firm’s high profile, heavily guarded partners. His internship is the perfect cover—he can gather intel and secure the access he needs to execute a clean, untraceable kill. “Faceless and forgettable, an intern’s as invisible as a ninja in fluorescent lights—and, at least in John Lago’s case, just as deadly” (NPR.org). The Intern’s Handbook begins as an unofficial survival guide for new recruits at Human Resources, Inc.—a front for one of the most elite assassin training and “placement” programs in the world—and becomes a chronicle of John’s final assignment, a twisted, violent thrill ride in which he is pitted against the strongest (and sexiest) adversary he has ever faced: Alice, a federal agent assigned to investigate the same law firm partner John’s been hired to kill.

The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat Author Charlotte Rogan
ISBN-10 9780748128907
Year 2012-03-29
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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I was to stand trial for my life. I was twenty-two years old. I had been married for ten weeks and a widow for six. It is 1914 and Europe is on the brink of war. When a magnificent ocean liner suffers a mysterious explosion en route to New York City, Henry Winter manages to secure a place in a lifeboat for his new wife Grace. But the survivors quickly realize the boat is over capacity and could sink at any moment. For any to live, some must die. Over the course of three perilous weeks, the passengers on the lifeboat plot, scheme, gossip and console one another while sitting inches apart. Their deepest beliefs are tested to the limit as they begin to discover what they will do in order to survive.

A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man Author Charlie Huston
ISBN-10 0345495659
Year 2006-09-19
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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“Among the new voices in twenty-first-century crime fiction, Charlie Huston . . . is where it’s at.” –The Washington Post “Huston writes dialogue so combustible it could fuel a bus and characters crazy enough to take it on the road.” –The New York Times Book Review Reluctant hitman Henry Thompson has fallen on hard times. His grip on life is disintegrating, his pistol hand shaking, his body pinned to his living room couch by painkillers–and his boss, Russian mobster David Dolokhov, isn’t happy about any of it. So Henry is surprised when he’s handed a new assignment: keep tabs on a minor league baseball star named Miguel Arenas. Henry has no pity for the slugger and the wicked gambling problem that got him in trouble, but he can’t help liking the guy. After all, Henry used to be just like him: a natural-born ball player with a bright future. But hell, that was long ago. Before Henry did some guy a favor and ended up running for his life. Before his girlfriend and buddies got gunned down by someone on his tail. Before he agreed to buy his parents’ safety with a life of violence. And when Miguel gets drafted by the Mets and is sent to the Brooklyn Cyclones, Henry must head back to New York, back to the place where all his problems began–and where Henry might find a real reason to keep living, a reason that may just cost him his life. “Huston reminds me of all my favorite writers–Pete Dexter, Robert Stone, Crumley. If there is such a thing as compassionate noir, Charlie has found it. He’s a true marvel.” –Ken Bruen, author of The Guards “Charlie Huston is the real deal.” –Peter Straub From the Trade Paperback edition.

L A Outlaws

L A  Outlaws Author T. Jefferson Parker
ISBN-10 110105249X
Year 2009-02-03
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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For fans of Michael Connelly and CJ Box, here is the first thrilling adventure in the Charlie Hood series from New York Times bestseller and Edgar-award winner T. Jefferson Parker, now featuring an excerpt from his upcoming novel The Room of White Fire. In this town, it pays to be bad . . . Allison is an L.A. celebrity, a folk hero, and a modern-day Jesse James who loves a good armed robbery. She has a compulsion to steal, a knack for publicity, and the conscience to give it all to charity. In fact, one of her biggest fans is a cop. And no one’s ever been hurt—until last night. Now she and the rookie deputy are on the run for their lives.