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The 18th Abduction

The 18th Abduction

The 18th Abduction

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Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0316528447

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 1060

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Detective Lindsay Boxer's investigation into the disappearance of three teachers quickly escalates from missing persons to murder in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller. For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue -- until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take a new approach to the case, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned. While Lindsay is engrossed in her investigation, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who claims to have seen a notorious war criminal -- long presumed dead -- from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman's statement, Joe's mystery informant joins the ranks of the missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women's Murder Club must pull together to protect their city, and one another -- not from a ghost, but from a true monster.


The 5th Horseman

The 5th Horseman

The 5th Horseman

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 9780759567177

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 774

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Dare to face the most terrifying heights of suspense. From hospital murders to explosive court battles, the Women's Murder Club takes on their most harrowing challenge yet. It is a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of mysterious patient deaths-and reveal a hospital administration determined to shield its reputation at all costs. And while the hospital wages an explosive court battle that grips the entire nation, the Women's Murder Club hunts for a merciless killer among its esteemed medical staff. With high-speed thrills and page-turning twists, The 5th Horseman proves once again that James Patterson "has mastered the art of writing" (Chicago Sun-Times).


The 9th Judgment

The 9th Judgment

The 9th Judgment

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 031608817X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 448

Number of Views: 1535

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The Women's Murder Club takes on two deranged killers, but Detective Lindsay Boxer begins to wonder if the mysterious case is also breaking apart her closest friendships. During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body. The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters. With two deranged killers on the loose Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women's Murder Club to help her stop the insane killers. But someone is leaking information to the press-details that only those on the inside could know. As allegations fly that Lindsay is the source, she has to wonder: how much she can trust her closest friends?


The 19th Christmas

The 19th Christmas

The 19th Christmas

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 031649402X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1042

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, the Women's Murder Club gets ready for a quiet Christmas—until a mysterious killer decides to terrorize the city. As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women's Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.


Unlucky 13

Unlucky 13

Unlucky 13

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0316211281

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 988

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The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women's Murder Club must find a killer--before she finds them first.


Kill Alex Cross

Kill Alex Cross

Kill Alex Cross

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0316194492

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1295

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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 Alex 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. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!


10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 9780316126946

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 448

Number of Views: 1026

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For every secret Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals--but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. For every lie At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life--a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct? There's a different way to die Lindsay's every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she'll ever be able to start a family. With James Patterson's white-hot speed and unquenchable action, 10th Anniversary is the most deliciously chilling Women's Murder Club book ever.


12th of Never

12th of Never

12th of Never

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0316210846

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 512

Number of Views: 801

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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.


16th Seduction

16th Seduction

16th Seduction

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 031655345X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1447

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Still recovering from her husband's betrayal, Detective Lindsay Boxer faces a series of heart-stopping crimes and a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy San Francisco. Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect. She had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twenty-five people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious and possibly unnatural heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. As if that weren't enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. Not knowing whom to trust, and struggling to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew, Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial. Filled with the suspense and emotion that have made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, 16th Seduction is the Women's Murder Club's toughest case yet-and an exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish.


11th Hour

11th Hour

11th Hour

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0316097489

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 310

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Your best friend Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer--even her closest friends. Or a vicious killer? Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she's ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims. You won't know until the 11th hour A reporter launches a series of vicious articles about the cases and Lindsay's personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to--especially not Joe. 11TH HOUR is the most shocking, most emotional, and most thrilling Women's Murder Club novel ever.


2nd Chance

2nd Chance

2nd Chance

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 9780759527072

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1066

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A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable. A Main Selection of The Literary Guild®, of Book-of-the-Month Club®, of Doubleday Book Club®, and of The Mystery Guild®


21st Birthday

21st Birthday

21st Birthday

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0759555699

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 836

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Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas. He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wife—until a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. While Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas pursues the story and M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the SFPD’s, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender . . . who suddenly puts forward an unexpected suspect. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn't a woman in the state of California who's safe from the reach of an unspeakable threat.


22 Seconds

22 Seconds

22 Seconds

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0316499382

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1655

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22 seconds... until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge—or her life. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind. There’s buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies: You talk, you die. Now it’s Lindsay’s turn to choose.


Abduction

Abduction

Abduction

Author: Robin Cook

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101203811

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 1935

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The world's bestselling master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook skillfully combines human drama and high-tech thrills with the latest breakthroughs and controversies of modern medicine. Now, in his most daring novel yet, a mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phenomenon beyond scientific understanding - a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth…


1st to Die

1st to Die

1st to Die

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 9780759524545

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 338

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Four crime-solving friends face off against a killer in San Francisco in the Women's Murder Club novel that started James Patterson's thrilling series. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle. But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving each other a hand. The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a killer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. Working together, they track down the most terrifying and unexpected killer they have ever encountered--before a shocking conclusion in which everything they knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong. Full of the breathtaking drama and unforgettable emotions for which James Patterson is famous, 1st to Die is the start of the #1 New York Times bestselling series of crime thrillers.


The Quickie

The Quickie

The Quickie

Author: James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 031600720X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1882

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A one-night stand spirals into a web of dark secrets in James Patterson's steamy thriller of love, lust, and murder. Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour. In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she's paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren's desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood-and her life. Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping novel yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have readers' hearts pounding to the very last page.


Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

Author: Robert Goddard

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1407055348

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 448

Number of Views: 1655

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It is a hot summer's day in the tourist village of Avebury. A man sits outside the Red Lion pub, waiting. He sees a woman with three young children, two of them running ahead while their sister dawdles behind. A child's voice catches on the breeze. For want of anything more interesting to do, the man watches. He sees nothing sinister or threatening. Even when another figure enters his field of vision, he does not react. The figure is ordinary - male, short-haired, stockily built.But he is moving fast, at a loping run. And then it happens. In one swift movement, the running man grabs the youngest child and carries her away. Still the man outside the pub does not react. Suddenly, awhite transit van bursts into view, its engine racing, its rear door slamming shut. The child and her abductor are inside. The child's sister rushes forward. The man outside the pub jumps up... The tragedy begins at Avebury. But it does not end there.


3rd Degree

3rd Degree

3rd Degree

Author: James Patterson,Andrew Gross

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 9780759509092

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1894

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The #1 bestselling new mystery series of the past decade comes roaring back with 3rd Degree, a shockingly suspenseful thriller featuring the Women's Murder Club. One of James Patterson's best loved heroines is about to die. Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found - and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders-and why they are intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club. Which one will it be? While the investigation rages furiously, Lindsay works very closely with a federal officer assigned to the case. At the same time, she learns that one member of the Women's Murder Club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.


Sail

Sail

Sail

Author: James Patterson,Howard Roughan

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 9780316032506

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1009

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Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs and ten-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever. Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit, but just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. Survival may be the least of their concerns. Written with the blistering pace and shocking twists that only James Patterson can master, SAIL takes "Lost" and "Survivor" to a new level of terror.


The Big Bad Wolf

The Big Bad Wolf

The Big Bad Wolf

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0759508305

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 604

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Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered: a predator known only as the Wolf. Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues baffled. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it looks as if a shadowy figure called the Wolf-a master criminal who has brought a new reign of terror to organized crime-is behind this business. Even as he admires the FBI's vast resources, Alex grows impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and caution when it's time to move. A lone wolf himself, he has to go out on his own in order to track the Wolf and try to rescue some of the victims while they are still alive. As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home too. His ex-fiancee, Christine Johnson, comes back into his life-and not for the reasons he might have hoped.


Murder by the Book

Murder by the Book

Murder by the Book

Author: Lauren Elliott

Publisher: Kensington Cozies

Isbn 10: 1496720229

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 664

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Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library—she even got to play detective, tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes. But she didn’t expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town . . . Addie left some painful memories behind in the big city, including the unsolved murder of her fiancé and her father’s fatal car accident. After an unexpected inheritance from a great aunt, she’s moved to a small New England town founded by her ancestors back in colonial times—and living in spacious Greyborne Manor, on a hilltop overlooking the harbor. Best of all, her aunt also left her countless first editions and other treasures—providing an inventory to start her own store. But there’s trouble from day one, and not just from the grumpy woman who runs the bakery next door. A car nearly runs Addie down. Someone steals a copy of Alice in Wonderland. Then, Addie’s friend Serena, who owns a nearby tea shop, is arrested—for killing another local merchant. The police seem pretty sure they’ve got the story in hand, but Addie’s not going to let them close the book on this case without a fight . . .


Killing with Confetti

Killing with Confetti

Killing with Confetti

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Soho Press

Isbn 10: 1641290609

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1522

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Peter Lovesey, MWA Grand Master and titan of the English detective novel, returns readers to Bath with the eighteenth mystery in his critically acclaimed Peter Diamond series. As a New Year begins in Bath, Ben Brace proposes to his long-term girlfriend, Caroline, the daughter of notorious crime baron Joe Irving, who is coming to the end of a prison sentence. The problem is that Ben’s father, George, is the Deputy Chief Constable. A more uncomfortable set of in-laws would be hard to imagine. But mothers and sons are a formidable force: a wedding in the Abbey and reception in the Roman Baths are arranged before the career-obsessed DCC can step in. Peter Diamond, Bath’s head of CID, is appalled to be put in charge of security on the day. Ordered to be discreet, he packs a gun and a guest list in his best suit and must somehow cope with potential killers, gang rivals, warring parents, bossy photographers and straying bridesmaids. The laid-back Joe Irving seems oblivious to the danger he is in from rival gang leaders, while Brace can’t wait for the day to end. Will the photo session be a literal shoot? Will Joe Irving’s speech as father of the bride be his last words? Can Diamond pull off a miracle, avert a tragedy and send the happy couple on their honeymoon?


The Taking of Jemima Boone

The Taking of Jemima Boone

The Taking of Jemima Boone

Author: Matthew Pearl

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 0062937812

Category: History

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 698

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In his first work of narrative nonfiction, Matthew Pearl, bestselling author of acclaimed novel The Dante Club, explores the little-known true story of the kidnapping of legendary pioneer Daniel Boone’s daughter and the dramatic aftermath that rippled across the nation. On a quiet midsummer day in 1776, weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, thirteen-year-old Jemima Boone and her friends Betsy and Fanny Callaway disappear near the Kentucky settlement of Boonesboro, the echoes of their faraway screams lingering on the air. A Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party has taken the girls as the latest salvo in the blood feud between American Indians and the colonial settlers who have decimated native lands and resources. Hanging Maw, the raiders’ leader, recognizes one of the captives as Jemima Boone, daughter of Kentucky's most influential pioneers, and realizes she could be a valuable pawn in the battle to drive the colonists out of the contested Kentucky territory for good. With Daniel Boone and his posse in pursuit, Hanging Maw devises a plan that could ultimately bring greater peace both to the tribes and the colonists. But after the girls find clever ways to create a trail of clues, the raiding party is ambushed by Boone and the rescuers in a battle with reverberations that nobody could predict. As Matthew Pearl reveals, the exciting story of Jemima Boone’s kidnapping vividly illuminates the early days of America’s westward expansion, and the violent and tragic clashes across cultural lines that ensue. In this enthralling narrative in the tradition of Candice Millard and David Grann, Matthew Pearl unearths a forgotten and dramatic series of events from early in the Revolutionary War that opens a window into America’s transition from colony to nation, with the heavy moral costs incurred amid shocking new alliances and betrayals.


The Trial: A BookShot

The Trial: A BookShot

The Trial: A BookShot

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: BookShots

Isbn 10: 0316360597

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 144

Number of Views: 1038

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"I'm not on trial. San Francisco is." An accused murderer called Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. Or is he? By unleashing unexpected violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, he has paralyzed the city. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club are caught in the eye of the storm. Now comes a courtroom shocker you will never see coming. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson


Killing Floor

Killing Floor

Killing Floor

Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101147059

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 560

Number of Views: 1399

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THE FIRST NOVEL IN LEE CHILD'S #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING JACK REACHER SERIES—NOW AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON PRIME VIDEO! “From its jolting opening scene to its fiery final confrontation, Killing Floor is irresistible.”—People Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.


The Confession

The Confession

The Confession

Author: Jo Spain

Publisher: Quercus

Isbn 10: 1786488388

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 1430

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SOMETIMES THE TRUTH IS NOT ALL IT SEEMS... SOMETIMES A CONFESSION IS JUST THE BEGINNING... NOW A NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Brilliant' BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown 'Chilling' Sunday Times 'Enthralling' JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before 'Compulsive' Sunday Mirror 'Addictive' Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend ********** Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. It looks like Harry's many sins - corruption, greed, betrayal - have finally caught up with him. An hour later the intruder, JP Carney, hands himself in, confessing to the assault. The police have a victim, a suspect in custody and an eye-witness account, but Julie remains troubled. Has Carney's surrender really been driven by a guilty conscience or is this confession the first calculated move in a deadly game? PERFECT FOR FANS OF THEN SHE WAS GONE AND THE GOOD DAUGHTER ********** 'Brutal' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle 'Gripping' Best 'Jaw-dropping' Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks 'Vivid' Irish Times 'Fabulous' Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake 'A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year' Sunday Express


Missing You

Missing You

Missing You

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0698148630

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 454

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From the bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger comes the #1 New York Times bestseller about the ties we have to our past—and the lies that bind us together—as the ultimate Internet scam unfolds... Surfing an online dating site, NYPD detective Kat Donovan feels her whole world explode. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé, the man who shattered her heart—and whom she hasn’t seen in eighteen years. But when Kat reaches out to the man in the profile, an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light. As Kat begins to investigate, her feelings are challenged about everyone she’s ever loved—even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.


Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 9780759520301

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 464

Number of Views: 1303

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Discover the classic thriller that launched the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years, now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads" Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. He's a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities. Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious, seductive, she's got an outer shell that's as tough as it is beautiful. She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph. What is she running from? What is her secret? Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the "crime of the century," is playing at the top of his game. Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police. Who will be his next victim? Gary Soneji is every parent's worst nightmare. He has become Alex Cross's nightmare. And now, reader, he's about to become yours.


A Golden Venture

A Golden Venture

A Golden Venture

Author: William Wymark Jacobs

Publisher: Litres

Isbn 10: 5041240175

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1825


The Perfect Christmas Gift

The Perfect Christmas Gift

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Author: Katie Ginger

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Isbn 10: 000842277X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1389

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Can neighbours become more than just good friends this Christmas?


Accidental Abduction

Accidental Abduction

Accidental Abduction

Author: Eve Langlais

Publisher: Eve Langlais

Isbn 10: 0986915424

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 150

Number of Views: 748

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Big, bad and purple. It was supposed to be a simple job. Grab some specimens from Earth and sell them on the interstellar black markets. In and out, with no one the wiser, except Tren accidentally abducts a human. A barbaric female, who doesn't know how to be quiet and obey. That will affect her selling price especially since she only possesses two breasts, and a single mouth. Yet, in spite of her shortcomings there is something about her spitfire nature that intrigues him. Maybe he should keep her. He's definitely not keen on getting rid of her after he seduces her. A space pirate doesn't usually fall in love, but when an enemy decides to take Megan, Tren realizes he will do anything to get her back Alien Abduction series: Accidental Abduction, Intentional Abduction, Dual Abduction, Mercenary Abduction, Heroic Abduction, Holiday Abduction, Reader Abduction, Reverse Abduction Genre: science fiction romance, space opera, comedy, humor, space adventure, space exploration, sci-fi romance, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, futuristic romance, alpha male


Criminality and the Common Law Imagination in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Criminality and the Common Law Imagination in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Criminality and the Common Law Imagination in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Author: Erin Sheley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Isbn 10: 1474450121

Category: Law

Number of Pages: 264

Number of Views: 549

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Through interdisciplinary readings of a range of literary and legal texts across a 200-year period, this book uncovers how the cultural narrative affected the development of the law itself in the 18th and 19th centuries in three case studies: adultery, child criminality and rape testimony.


21st Birthday

21st Birthday

21st Birthday

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0759555699

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 428

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Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas. He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wife—until a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. While Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas pursues the story and M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the SFPD’s, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender . . . who suddenly puts forward an unexpected suspect. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn't a woman in the state of California who's safe from the reach of an unspeakable threat.


The 19th Christmas

The 19th Christmas

The 19th Christmas

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 031649402X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 845

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, the Women's Murder Club gets ready for a quiet Christmas—until a mysterious killer decides to terrorize the city. As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women's Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.


The 20th Victim

The 20th Victim

The 20th Victim

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 031649495X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1468

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Sergeant Lindsay Boxer tackles an ambitious case that spans San Francisco, L.A., and Chicago in this pulse-pounding thriller of "smart characters" and "shocking twists" (Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author). Three victims, three bullets, three cities. The shooters' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains . . . or heroes?


Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Author: Eduardo Toledo Santos,Sergio Scheer

Publisher: Springer Nature

Isbn 10: 3030512959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Number of Pages: 1338

Number of Views: 770

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This book gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of information technology in civil and building engineering, presented at the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), São Paulo, Brazil, August 18-20, 2020. It covers highly diverse topics such as BIM, construction information modeling, knowledge management, GIS, GPS, laser scanning, sensors, monitoring, VR/AR, computer-aided construction, product and process modeling, big data and IoT, cooperative design, mobile computing, simulation, structural health monitoring, computer-aided structural control and analysis, ICT in geotechnical engineering, computational mechanics, asset management, maintenance, urban planning, facility management, and smart cities. Written by leading researchers and engineers, and selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, the contributions highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.


SOMA 2014. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology

SOMA 2014. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology

SOMA 2014. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology

Author: Blazej Stanislawski,Hakan Öniz

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

Isbn 10: 1784914959

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 970

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Presents 22 papers from the 18th annual meeting of the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA), held in Wrocław-Poland, 24th to 26th April 2014.


Assistive Robotics

Assistive Robotics

Assistive Robotics

Author: Hongye Su,Tianmiao Wang,Mohammad O Tokhi,Gurvinder S Virk

Publisher: World Scientific

Isbn 10: 9814725250

Category: Technology & Engineering

Number of Pages: 784

Number of Views: 1531

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This book provides state-of-the-art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the area of mobile robotics and associated support technologies around the theme of assistive robotics. The book contains peer reviewed articles presented at the CLAWAR 2015 conference. The book contains a comprehensive collection of papers on legged locomotion with numbers of legs from two upward to multi-legs, which includes robots cable of climbing walls, poles, or more complex structures such as continuing the distinctive CLAWAR themes. There are also a strong showing of articles covering human assist devices, notably exoskeletal and prosthetic devices, as well as social robots designed to meet the growing challenges of global ageing population. Contents: Plenary Presentations:Infrastructure Robotics: Opportunities and Challengesÿ(Gamini Dissanayake)Understanding Animal Locomotion Using Bio-Inspired Robotics and Soft Roboticsÿ(Tianmiao Wang)Assistive Robots:A Behavior Adaptation Method Based on Hierarchical POMDPsÿ(Y Tao, Y Chen, D Xu and J Zheng)Design and Control of Exoskeleton for Elderly Mobilityÿ(G Al Rezage, M O Tokhi and S K Ali)Assessing Human Robot Interaction: The Role of Long-Run Experimentsÿ(I Ferreira and J S Sequeira)Autonomous Robots:Wall Climbing Robot Motion Simulation in Non-Deterministic Area with Existing Moving Objectsÿ(V G Gradetsky, M M Knyazkov, A M Nunuparov, E A Semyonov and A N Sukhanov)Design and Implementation of a Scansorial Robotÿ(M A H Hassan and M O Tokhi)Biologically-Inspired Systems and Solutions:A Bio-Inspired Behavior Based Bipedal Locomotion Control ? B4LC Method for Bipedal Upslope Walkingÿ(J Zhao, Q Liu, S Schuetz and K Berns)Design and Implementation of a Smart Robotic Shark with Multi-Sensorsÿ(S Chen, J Yu, X Li and J Yuan)Control Algorithm for Walking Robot with Mosaic Bodyÿ(A V Panchenko, I A Orlov and V E Pavlovsky)Innovative Design of Clawar:A Novel Inspection Robot Moving on High-Voltage Power Transmission Lineÿ(T Guanghong and F Lijin)Rise-Rover: A Wall-Climbing Robot with High Reliability and Load-Carrying Capacityÿ(J Xiao, B Li, K Ushiroda and Q Song)Inspection and Innovative Sensing:An Innovative Torque Sensor Design for the Lightest Hydraulic Quadruped Robotÿ(H Khan, F Cannella, D Caldwell and C Semini)Mapping Repetitive Structural Tunnel Environments for a Biologically Inspired Climbing Robotÿ(G Paul, S Mao, L Liu and R Xiong)Locomotion:Application of Local Slopes in the Study of Metastable Walkingÿ(A T Safa, M Naraghi and A Alasty)A Mechanism of Particle Swarm Optimization on Motor Patterns in the B4LC Systemÿ(Q Liu, J Zhao, S Schuetz and K Berns)Dynamical Analysis of Large Deflection Compliant Leg During Terrestrial Locomotionÿ(T Fang, X Wang, Z Chen, M Xu and S Zhang)Manipulation, Intelligence and Learning for CLAWAR:Radiation Dosing Software Control of a Robot System for the Atlas Scanning Facilityÿ(H Marin-Reyes and R French)Acquisition Slope Surface Walking for Humanoids via Transfer Learningÿ(Y Wang, X Han, Z Liu, D Luo and X Wu)Medical and Rehabilitation Robotics:A Real-Time Gait Phase Detection Method for Prosthesis Controlÿ(J Li, X Zhou, C Li, W Li, H Zhang and H Gu)Powered Knee Orthosis for Performance of Assistance and Rehabilitation Purposesÿ(M Shysh, A Safonov, A Telesh and U Schmucker)Modelling and Simulation of CLAWAR:Wall Climbing Robot Motion with Adaptive Vacuum Contact Devicesÿ(V G Gradetsky, M M Knyazkov, A A Kryukova, E A Semyonov and A N Sukhanov)Combination of Affine Deformation and Dynamic Movement Primitive in Learning Human Motion for Redundant Manipulatorÿ(J Hu and R Xiong)Perception, Localization and Rescue Operations:Multi-Session Slam Over Low Dynamic Workspace Using RGBD Sensorÿ(Y Wang, R Xiong, S Huang and J Wu)Mechanism and Anti-Explosion Design of an Omnitread Serpentine Robot for Searching in Coal Minesÿ(G Liu, J Yan, C Li, Z Han, L Zhu, J Zhao and L Li)Planning and Control:Lidar-Based Navigation-Level Path Planning for Field-Capable Legged Robotsÿ(I Havoutis, D G Caldwell and C Semini)A Simple Modeling Method and Trajectory Planning for a Car-Like Climbing Robot Used to Strip Coating from the Outer Surface of Pipes Underwaterÿ(H Wang, C Yang, X Deng and J Fan)Underwater and Sea Robotics:Towards Deep-Sea Monitoring with SMIS ? Experimental Trials of Deep-Sea Acoustic Localizationÿ(S Neumann, D Oertel, H W”rn, M Kurowski, D Dewitz, J J Waniek, D Kaiser and R Mars)Mechanical Design of a Two-Joint Robotic Fishÿ(C Zhang, J Yu and M Tan)A Novel Hydraulic Mechanism for Bio-Inspired Undulating Robot: Modeling and Morphological Analysisÿ(H Xu, T Hu, X Zhang and L Zhang)and other papers Readership:ÿSystems and control engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers in academic, research and industrial settings; engineers and practitioners in the public services sectors in health care, manufacturing, supply and delivery services.


The Hague Child Abduction Convention

The Hague Child Abduction Convention

The Hague Child Abduction Convention

Author: Rhona Schuz

Publisher: A&C Black

Isbn 10: 1782253084

Category: Law

Number of Pages: 530

Number of Views: 1519

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International child abduction is one of the most emotionally charged and fascinating areas of family law practice. The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was the response of the international community to the increase in the phenomenon of parental child abduction. However, behind the widely acclaimed success of this Convention - which has now been ratified by more than 90 states - lie personal tragedies, academic controversy and diplomatic tensions. The continuing steady flow of case-law from the various Member States has resulted in the emergence of different approaches to the interpretation of key concepts in the Convention. In addition, over the years other global and regional legal instruments and the recommendations of the Special Commissions have had an impact on the implementation of the Convention. This book brings together all these strands and provides an up-to-date, clear and highly readable discussion of the international operation of the Abduction Convention together with in-depth critical academic analysis in light of the objectives of the Convention and other relevant legal norms, such as the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Throughout the book, examples are brought from case law in many jurisdictions and reference is made to relevant legal and social science literature and empirical research. Over the past decade, increasing focus has been placed on what might be seen as procedural issues, such as separate representation for children, undertakings, judicial liaison and mediation. The book analyses the significance of these developments and the extent to which they can help resolve the continuing tension between some of the objectives of the Convention and the interests of individual children. This book will be essential reading for judges, practitioners, researchers, students, policy-makers and others who are seeking a critical and informed analysis of the latest developments in international abduction law and practice. From the Foreword by Brenda Hale, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom 'This book is, as far as I am aware, the first scholarly monograph to study the interpretation and application of the Convention across the whole legal space which it occupies and to critically assess these in light of the object and purposes of the Convention and other relevant legal norms. Cases are drawn from many jurisdictions to discuss how different countries interpret the Convention and links are made with relevant statistical, social and psychological research in a thoughtful discussion of the significance of such material both to judicial decision-making and to policy development...a study which deserves to be read by anyone with an interest in the modern phenomenon of international child abduction, whether judge, practitioner, policy-maker, parent, researcher or scholar. There is plenty for us all to think about.'


Hush

Hush

Hush

Author: James Patterson,Candice Fox

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Isbn 10: 1538751151

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1604

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Top cop, devoted sister, and now Inmate 3329: even prison bars won't stop Harriet Blue from seeking justice for the murder of her brother. Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop -- as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis. So, following a fight for her life and a prison-wide lockdown, the last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods. The man who put her inside. But Woods is not there to gloat. His daughter Tonya and her two-year-old child have gone missing. He's ready to offer Harriet a deal: find his family to buy her freedom . . .