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There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch since the character stars in a popular series on Amazon. But if you’ve never read the original source, here’s where the character was born on the page! The Black Echo starts by forcing LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch to relive his tour of duty during the Vietnam War when a fellow soldier is found in a Mulholland Dam drainpipe. Bosch is going to be forced to choose between justice or vengeance…
Let’s start with a heart-pumping thriller. Imagine being a CIA agent when your pregnant wife calls and tells you to immediately leave the building. Then it blows up, you wake up in jail, and your wife is missing! If you’re like Sam Capra, you’ll do anything to track down your wife and child and find your enemy.
In Stalin’s Soviet Union, citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State’s obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled.
One part James Bond, one part Jack Reacher, Simon Riske is a freelance spy who, despite his job title, has maintained his quiet life by avoiding big, messy jobs; until now. When his former partner-in-crime orchestrates the greatest street heist in the history of Paris, Riske inadvertently gets wrapped up in the fallout. You see, the briefcase that was lifted off a visiting Saudi prince contained not only millions in cash, but a secret letter that could upend the balance of power in the Western world—and the C.I.A. is knocking at Riske's door.
On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, researchers discover the wreckage of a mysterious World War II-era aircraft. The unmarked plane is a Soviet strategic bomber that disappeared with its crew more than fifty years ago while carrying two metric tons of weaponized anthrax. Desperate to prevent a political and diplomatic firestorm, the U.S. president dispatches a Covert-One team led by Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith to the crash site. Trapped in a polar wilderness, Smith and his team find themselves fighting a savage war on two fronts—against an enemy they can see and another hiding within their own ranks.
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Pierre Lemaitre; Frank Wynne (Translator)
For readers who can roll with dark, gruesome violence, here is the first book to be translated from this French series. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven is looking for a kidnapped woman, but his task is extremely difficult being that he doesn't have much in the form of clues and no one has come forward anxiously awaiting news about what has happened to her.
Looking for a procedural with forensics? Chicago forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell ends up helping senior detective Li Yan during a trip to Beijing when a corpse is found burned beyond recognition. Here’s hoping they can get past their initial rough meeting, because this thriller is going to need Yan and Campbell working together, and at their best, to protect the lives of millions.
Here's one for fans of character-returns-home-to-face-her-past thrillers. Audrey Harte and her best friend killed Maggie’s abusive father when they were thirteen. Now Harte is a criminal psychologist who returns home seven years later only to find Maggie dead…
Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, takes on the investigation after the body of a “forgotten girl”—abandoned by her family and left behind in an institution—is discovered in a remote forest. But Louise’s investigation takes a surprising twist when it brings her closer to her childhood home. And as she uncovers more crimes that were committed—and hidden—in the forest, she is forced to confront a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed.
Newt Gingrich; Pete Earley
When President Sally Allworth decides to reestablish America’s Mogadishu embassy in Somalia weeks before Election Day, the embassy is attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist group and hostages are taken. Embassy station chief Gunter Conner and Marine captain Brooke Grant end up the unlikely survivors and suddenly, they are the only hope for saving their captured colleagues. The firestorm of drama is compelling, set off by the intersection of Washington power and politics, a fragile third-world Islamic country, and Somali Americans here at home.