Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That´s the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream - a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf´s head on the handle. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut - apparent suicides - and the weapon used in each case was a wolf´s head dagger. Police zero in quickly on Richard Hammond, a controversial psychologist who conducts hypnotherapy sessions at a spooky old Adirondack inn called Wolf Lake Lodge. It seems that each of the victims had gone there to meet with Hammond shortly before turning up dead. Troubled by odd holes in the official approach to the case, Gurney begins his own investigation - an action that puts him in the crosshairs of not only an icy murderer and the local police but the darkest corner of the federal government. As ruthless as the blizzard trapping him in the sinister eeriness of Wolf Lake, Gurney´s enemies set out to keep him from the truth at any cost - including an all-out assault on the sanity of his beloved wife Madeleine. With his emotional resources strained to the breaking point, Gurney must throw himself into a deadly battle of wits with the most frightening opponent he has ever faced. Wolf Lake is the new work by a writer hailed by the New York Times as ´´masterly´´ - and it furthers the adventures of Dave Gurney, a detective reviewers have compared to Sherlock Holmes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008171/bk_brll_008171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The spaceship destroyed, his family murdered, Duncan finds himself stranded on a planet circling Wolf 359. The only other survivor is a beautiful gladiator named Alexis.Together, they encounter a civilization whose past reaches back only 1500 years. Their fortune stumbles from the start when Alexis is immediately forced to fight the nation’s berserker, who underestimates his opponent and pays dearly for it. Yet, no sooner is she awarded his position, title, and wealth when she is called upon to lead the nation’s warriors in the first full-scale battle she has ever experienced, against an enemy who takes no prisoners.With the very real possibility of Alexis never returning, Duncan is left alone to fend for himself. Calling himself a wizard of the universe, he is brought before the Council of Prelates to explain his obvious heresy. Deftly answering their questions, he throws caution to the wind and challenges the nation’s high priest, Vix, to a contest of divine favor. The one who calls down thunder and lightning from the sky is the chosen one of God and becomes the nation’s high priest. The loser dies.Angry and nervous to be cornered into an arrangement that might reveal his own heresy, Vix quickly decides to preempt the contest by having Duncan murdered. Though he survived a destroyed spaceship, can Duncan now evade assassins? Can he really call down thunder and lightning? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146072/bk_acx0_146072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly´s internationally best-selling Charlie Parker series. The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children’s future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town. But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet. Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006888/bk_sans_006888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jerin is a mental freak-a man capable of successfully playing a dozen simultaneous chess games against first-rate players while he himself is out of sight of any of the boards. It is while thus engaged that he is killed. A millionaire-his opponent in more realms than chess-is accused, and Nero Wolfe is given what appears to be the most hopeless case he and Archie Goodwin have ever tackled. You need to know nothing about chess to follow this tale, but some understanding of beautiful mothers and daughters will help. ´´It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.´´-The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America´s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained-and puzzled-millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
The death of the old and familiar brings the new path of a life-altering revelation. When his wife is murdered, Ihon Iraes is forced to find his destiny in the world of men. His revelation is a new form he takes on accident the night he finds her body. What is this monstrous creature that he has become? Hunting down the killer, he discovers he is not alone. He´s part of an ancient Race of creatures that walk like men with the heads and pelts of enormous wolves. The Wolf-Born Race, divinely-touched children of the seventh son of Japheth, the son of Noah, are a Race unknown to human kind. Their claimed duties, under their supreme Law, the Ancient Creed, are to protect mankind against the powers of evil. They also have a City hidden in the shadows of the Scottish Highlands--Sanguiatro, City of the Dark Bloods. For thousands of years it has held the secret of the Wolf-Borns´ existence within the Black Keep. Ihon is initiated into the official administration under the Supreme Council, swearing his allegiance to the Ancient Creed, and after many years is finally sent on his first mission: to execute a Rogue Wolf-Born masquerading as an opponent in the Third Crusade. Finding his true identity, Ihon finds a new family and a new purpose.
The mayor of Repentance Springs has fallen down a mine shaft. Undismayed, Ned McReady vows to keep the peace, by fair means or foul his way or the road to Perdition. The only fly in this curly wolfs ointment is Jack Colty - a loose cannon, robbing banks, and shooting folks, and he dont care a continental if you believe the stories. With a plan hatched behind the gospel mill, Ned sets out to put a spoke in Jacks wheel. Deals are struck. Ambushes are set.- expansion to the successful two-player game Revolver which add new tactics and make the battle between Jack and Ned even more intense- contains two modules which can easily be combined with the basic game either collectively or individually- set traps to surprise your opponent when he arrives in a particular area- build your own deck and determine your own playing style, the possibilities are endless!
Dick Wolf makes his literary debut with this tense, driving thriller, reminiscent of the classic The Day of the Jackal, an extraordinary tale filled with the ingenious twists and high-wire suspense we have come to expect from this master storyteller. Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet flying over the Atlantic Ocean reminds everyone that vigilance is not a task to be taken lightly. But for iconoclastic NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk, it may also be a signal that there is much more to this case than the easy answer of this being just the work of another lone terrorist. Fisk - assigned to the department’s Intelligence Division, a well-funded antiterror unit modeled on the CIA - suspects that the event might also be a warning sign that another, potentially more extraordinary scheme has been set in motion. Fluent in Arabic and the ways of his opponents, Fisk is a rule breaker who follows his gut - even if it means defying those above him in the department’s food chain. So when a passenger from the same plane, a Saudi Arabian national, disappears into the crowds of Manhattan, it’s up to Fisk and his partner, Krina Gersten, to find him before the celebrations begin. Watching each new lead fizzle, chasing shadows to dead ends, Fisk and Gersten quickly realize that their opponents are smarter and more agile than any they have ever faced. Extremely clever and seemingly invisible, they are able to exploit any security weakness and anticipate Fisk’s every move...and time is running out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003228/bk_harp_003228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.