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Plotting in Pirate Seas

The tom-tom throbbed menacingly through the heavy dark of the Haitian night. Under its monotonous and maddening beat, Stuart Garfield moved restlessly. Why had his father not come back? What mystery lay behind? Often though the boy had visited the island, he had never been able to escape a sensation of fear at that summons of the devotees of Voodoo. Tonight, with the mysterious disappearance of his father weighing heavily on his spirits, the roll of the black goatskin drum seemed to mock him.

publié le 19-11-2019 - 19 vues
Shadow of Secrets

Emma Graystone is the apple of her father's eye. When her fiance Antonio is found murdered in New York, she discovers her up-coming wedding was an arranged marriage between her father and a New York Crime boss. Thinking she can get away from her father’s Emma controlling behavior, she accepts a job in Flagstaff Arizona to take her first steps in starting an independent life. Emma is determined to start a new life, make a difference in the world, for the right reasons, one without corruption and greed. Starting her job as a business consultant on a renewable energy Wind Farm Project on the Navajo Reservation, she meets Grayson Blackfeather, a man she thinks she can have a future with on her terms. Emma quickly discovers all is not what it seems, and discovers corporate greed in the new project which will profoundly impact the Navajo people’s future. With help from her best friend Amelia Harris, committed to finding the truth, they continue their investigation, which takes them around the world working together to solve the mystery. Unaware of her father’s involvement, Emma finds her life in danger, but a life-changing event brings a new understanding between her and her father.

publié le 16-11-2019 - 14 vues
How to Treat a Lady

Everyone knows that all the members of the St. John family are destined for greatness - all, that is, except the rebellious Chase St. John. Then, as the fates would have it, a lifetime of drinking, gambling and womanising catches up and leads him to a fateful incident which changes his life. Harriet Ward, on the other hand, has always felt the weight of responsibility caring for her mother and two brothers, but drawing the line at marrying a stuffy bore to save her home, she creates an imaginary fiance, Captain John. There is no one more surprised than she when Chase conveniently shows up, wounded by an unknown attacker, to fill the role of her suitor. As they pose as lovers and begin to unravel the mystery of Chase's assailant, they soon realise that their imaginary love has quickly turned into reality.

publié le 11-11-2019 - 24 vues
How to Treat a Lady

Everyone knows that all the members of the St. John family are destined for greatness - all, that is, except the rebellious Chase St. John. Then, as the fates would have it, a lifetime of drinking, gambling and womanising catches up and leads him to a fateful incident which changes his life. Harriet Ward, on the other hand, has always felt the weight of responsibility caring for her mother and two brothers, but drawing the line at marrying a stuffy bore to save her home, she creates an imaginary fiance, Captain John. There is no one more surprised than she when Chase conveniently shows up, wounded by an unknown attacker, to fill the role of her suitor. As they pose as lovers and begin to unravel the mystery of Chase's assailant, they soon realise that their imaginary love has quickly turned into reality.

publié le 11-11-2019 - 78 vues
The American Thriller: Generic Innovation and Social Change in the 1970s

What is the American thriller? Has it developed over time? What was it like in the past? This is a book about thrillers and gaining knowledge of what American thrillers were like in a specific period - the 1970s. Analysing seventies texts about crime, police, detectives, corruption, paranoia and revenge, The American Thriller aims to open debates on genre in the light of audience theory, literary history and the place of popular fiction at the moment of its production.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 29 vues
The Reapers: A Thriller

A brilliantly chilling novel by New York Times bestselling author John Connolly about a chain of killings, linked obscurely by great distances and the passage of years, and the settling of their blood-debts -- past, present, and future. As a small boy, Louis witnesses an unspeakable crime that takes the life of a member of his small, southern community. He grows up and moves on, but he is forever changed by the cruel and brutal nature of the act. It lights a fire deep within him that burns white and cold, a quiet flame just waiting to ignite. Now, years later, the sins of his life are reaching into his present, bringing with them the buried secrets and half-forgotten acts of his past. Someone is hunting him, targeting his home, his businesses, and his partner, Angel. The instrument of revenge is Bliss, a killer of killers, the most feared of assassins. Bliss is a Reaper, a lethal tool to be applied toward the ultimate end, but he is also a man with a personal vendetta. Hardened by their pasts, Louis and Angel decide to strike back. While they form a camaraderie that brings them solace, it offers them no shelter from the fate that stalks them. When they mysteriously disappear, their friends are forced to band together to find them. They are led by private detective Charlie Parker, a killer himself, a Reaper in waiting. Connolly's triumphant prose and unerring rendering of his tortured characters mesmerize and chill. He creates a world where everyone is corrupt, murderers go unpunished, but betrayals are always avenged. Yet another masterpiece from a proven talent, The Reapers will terrify and transfix.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 28 vues
Extreme Measures: A Thriller (Mitch Rapp Novels)

Now in paperback, the pulse-pounding thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn features counterterrorism hero Mitch Rapp as he wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier as dedicated—and as lethal—as they come. Time and again, Vince Flynn has captivated readers’ imaginations with his all-too-real portrayal of a secretive world where fearless men and women, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders. Now, in Extreme Measures, Mitch Rapp and his agency colleague, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America. Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and former marine officer Nash is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihadists and their culture of death. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him. Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers a smart, devastatingly intense, and jaw-droppingly realistic political thriller that will have fans on the edge of their seats until the last riveting page.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 42 vues
Ghost Dancer: A Thriller (AKA: Dance of Death)

From The Genesis Code to The Murder Artist, John Case has established himself as the master of unrelenting suspense. Now Case choreographs his most diabolically chilling novel to date, as the very fabric of civilization threatens to come apart in the hands of a brilliantly vengeful madman.Photojournalist Mike Burke carried his camera into every war zone and hellhole on earth–and came back with the pictures (and battle scars) to prove it. He was flying high until, quite suddenly, he wasn’t. When Burke’s helicopter crashed and burned in Africa, he came away with his life but lost his heart to the beautiful woman who saved him. That’s when he decided it was time to stop dancing with the devil. But a wicked twist of fate puts an end to Burke’s dreams, leaving him adrift in Dublin with bittersweet memories . . . and no appetite for danger. But the devil isn’t done with him yet.An ocean away, Jack Wilson leaves prison burning for revenge. Like Burke, Wilson has had something taken from him. And he, too, dreams of starting over. Only Wilson’s dream is the rest of the world’s nightmare. Driven by his obsession with a Native American visionary, and guided by the secret notebooks of Nikola Tesla, the man who is said to have “invented the twentieth century,” Wilson dreams of the Apocalypse–and plans to make it happen.As a terrifying worldwide chain reaction is set in motion, Burke alone grasps the impending horror of Wilson’s malevolent plan. With nothing left to lose, Burke pursues an American terrorist–a twisted genius who journeys from a lawless weapons arsenal in the Transdneister to the diamond fields of the Congo . . . to an isolated Nevada ranch. It is here, in a climactic showdown, that a determined Mike Burke faces a nemesis who knows no fear.John Case is the bestselling author of The Genesis Code, The First Horseman, The Syndrome, The Eighth Day, and The Murder Artist.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 48 vues
The 13th Hour: A Thriller

At 9pm on July 28, Nick Quinn is given an extraordinary opportunity, a chance to rewrite history and save his wife Mary's life. At 9pm, Nick is being held in jail, accused of Mary's murder. He saw her bloody corpse; he knows that she is dead. That's when a grey haired gentleman presents him with a talisman that allows him to go back in time, one hour at a time, for a total of twelve hours. With each hour that Nick journeys back in time, he finds more clues to the identity of Mary's real killer, but he also discovers that his actions in the past have unexpected repercussions on the future. All his good intentions of saving Mary's life may in fact lead to a far greater catastrophe than he could have imagined. If he hasn't set things right by the thirteenth hour, all will be lost. A surprising and utterly original thriller that blends a dash of fantasy with page-turning suspense, The 13th Hour has all the ingredients of a massive international bestseller.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 31 vues
Downforce: A Stockcar Thriller

Rich-kid eco-terrorist Stanford Lichwick planned to blow up Mississippi's biggest, newest bridge. Now Stan's a zillion little pieces floating in the waters off Biloxi, while his target remains intact. This means folks can still get to Dabearer Island . . . and, eventually, to the casino, golf course, History of Auto Racing Museum, and state-of-the-art race track currently under construction there.Robert "Redball" Redding—a former stock-car racing superstar who now prosecutes bad guys—is supposed to be the Justice Department's public relations "face" in the open-and-shut Lichwick investigation. But Redball sees all the cash being poured into a tiny piece of floating real estate, and he suspects much of the dealing is less than honest. Some of it is downright deadly. And that's plunging him back into the race he hoped he'd never have to compete in again: the one for his life.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 30 vues
Abandoned: A Thriller

For FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, her colleague’s wedding is cause for celebration. Until a woman staggers down the aisle—incoherent, wearing only a white nightgown. A fingerprint check determines that she’s been missing for nearly eight years. Her coldly efficient captor toyed with her mind and body, imprisoning her, depriving her of any contact with the outside world. As Smoky fits together the pieces of what remains of the victim’s fractured life, a chilling picture emerges of a cerebral psychopath who doesn’t take murder personally, never makes a mistake, follows his own sinister logic, and has set the perfect trap.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 23 vues
The American Thriller: Generic Innovation and Social Change in the 1970s (Crime Files)

What is the American Thriller? Has it developed over time? What was it like in the past? This is a book about thrillers and gaining knowledge of what American thrillers were like in a specific period—the 1970s. Analyzing '70s texts about crime, police, detectives, corruption, paranoia and revenge, The American Thriller aims to open the debate on genre in light of audience theory, literary history, and the place of popular fiction at the moment of its production.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 24 vues
Black Rain: A Thriller

Covert government operative Danielle Laidlaw leads an expedition into the deepest reaches of the Amazon in search of a legendary Mayan city. Assisted by a renowned university professor and protected by a mercenary named Hawker, her team journeys into the tangled rain forest—unaware that they are replacements for a group that vanished weeks before, and that the treasure they are seeking is no mere artifact but a breakthrough discovery that could transform the world. Shadowed by a ruthless billionaire, threatened by a violent indigenous tribe, and stalked by an unseen enemy that leaves battered corpses in its wake, the group desperately seeks the connection between the deadly reality of the Mayan legend, the nomadic tribe that haunts them, and the chilling secret buried beneath the ancient ruins.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 32 vues
Psychic Self-Defense: The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Atta

After finding herself the subject of a powerful psychic attack in the 1930’s, famed British occultist Dion Fortune wrote this detailed instruction manual on protecting oneself from paranormal attack. This classic psychic self-defense guide explains how to understand the signs of a psychic attack, vampirism, hauntings, and methods of defense. Everything you need to know about the methods, motives, and physical aspects of a psychic attack and how to overcome it is here, along with a look at the role psychic elements play in mental illness and how to recognize them. This is one of the best guides to detection and defense against psychic attack from one of the leading occult writers of the 20th century.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 35 vues
Touch of Madness (The Thrall, Book 2)

Touch of Madness (The Thrall, Book 2) Touch of Madness (The Thrall, Book 2) ebook Touch of Madness (The Thrall, Book 2) by C. T. Adams, Cathy Clamp

publié le 10-11-2019 - 25 vues
Eglantine: A Paranormal Adventure

Eglantine: A Paranormal Adventure by Catherine Jinks Eglantine: A Paranormal Adventure ebook Eglantine: A Paranormal Adventure

publié le 10-11-2019 - 27 vues
The Skeptic's Guide to the Paranormal

This book is a good start but if you want a detailed analysis of various paranormal scams you have to look else where, I wish there was more substance to this book , it started with a bang but fizzled toward the end, and UFO/alien treatment was tad bit too long.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 37 vues
Beyond belief: Skepticism, science and the paranormal

Whether ghosts, astrology or ESP, up to 80 per cent of the population believes in one or more aspects of the paranormal. Such beliefs are entertaining, and it is tempting to think of them as harmless. However, there is mounting evidence that paranormal beliefs can be dangerous - cases of children dying because parents rejected orthodox medicine in favour of alternative remedies, and 'psychics' who trade on the grief of the bereaved for personal profit and gain. Expenditure on the paranormal runs into billions of dollars each year. In Beyond Belief: Skepticism, Science and the Paranormal Martin Bridgstock provides an integrated understanding of what an evidence-based approach to the paranormal - a skeptical approach - involves, and why it is necessary. Bridgstock does not set out to show that all paranormal claims are necessarily false, but he does suggest that we all need the analytical ability and critical thinking skills to seek and assess the evidence for paranormal claims.

publié le 10-11-2019 - 31 vues
The Silent Patient

Sign up My Books Browse ▾ Community ▾ Join Goodreads and meet your next favorite book! Sign Up Now Book cover for The Silent Patient Book details The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Goodreads Author) 4.05 153,064 ratings 19,367 reviews Want to Read Rate Write a review Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

publié le 05-11-2019 - 28 vues
UNDER THE PYRAMIDS

Mystery attracts mystery. Ever since the wide appearance of my name as a performer of unexplained feats, I have encountered strange narratives and events which my calling has led people to link with my interests and activities. Some of these have been trivial and irrelevant, some deeply dramatic and absorbing, some productive of weird and perilous experiences and some involving me in extensive scientific and historical research. Many of these matters I have told and shall continue to tell very freely; but there is one of which I speak with great reluctance, and which I am now relating only after a session of grilling persuasion from the publishers of this magazine, who had heard vague rumors of it from other members of my family.

publié le 05-11-2019 - 40 vues
The Randolph Carter Stories

Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while still he paused on the high terrace above it. All golden and lovely it blazed in the sunset, with walls, temples, colonnades and arched bridges of veined marble, silver-basined fountains of prismatic spray in broad squares and perfumed gardens, and wide streets marching between delicate trees and blossom-laden urns and ivory statues in gleaming rows; while on steep northward slopes climbed tiers of red roofs and old peaked gables harboring little lanes of grassy cobbles. It was a fever of the gods, a fanfare of supernal trumpets and a clash of immortal cymbals. Mystery hung about it as clouds about a fabulous unvisited mountain; and as Carter stood breathless and expectant on that balustraded parapet there swept up to him the poignancy and suspense of almost-vanished memory, the pain of lost things and the maddening need to place again what once had been an awesome and momentous place

publié le 05-11-2019 - 30 vues
Death Revokes The Offer

Meet Allison Little - A Little Will Go A Long Way - Real Estate Diva, reluctant sleuth. "I am not a doctor, I do not live with winsome witty children. I am not a park ranger and I do not cut my hair with a nail scissors. As a matter of fact, I also do know exactly why a person is dead, I do know that when I find a dead body in the kitchen of a million dollar home, it will make it that much more difficult to sell. Difficult, but not impossible."

publié le 31-10-2019 - 39 vues
Adrift on the River of Time and other stories

Bernie was planning a quiet few drinks with his mates, but instead finds himself in a barrel on the River of Time where he persuades Sharon, the boatman who ferries people to the underworld, to take a holiday. Later he meets Prometheus, as well as the satyr Silenus and the gorgon Medusa, and their collection of stone statues. If only his wife would stop calling him on the mobile phone he can't throw away, and why was Interpol called because he sent home a few Greek coins to help out with the household budget? Other stories involve different takes on the stories of Patrick and the Serpent, the Ugly Duckling and the bible's Noah.

publié le 31-10-2019 - 47 vues
Aaricia and the Noland Army

An epic tale of adventure that features Aaricia; a young woman having been betrayed by a loved one, lost her family and her home, must find a way to raise an elite army to help reclaim all she's lost. Bestowed with a remarkable gift to communicate with a rare kind of beast, and armed with a handful of mercenaries, she must rise to face the most revered ruler in all the lands; the evil Queen, and swayer of the great kingdom of Azzodonia.

publié le 31-10-2019 - 50 vues
114 Mimosa

onas visits a fortune teller first. She sends him to a Voodoo Doctor to help him eliminate his chronically ill wife. The means is delivered with precise instructions that were not followed and a triumphant demon does what he loves the best. Now: if you live at 114 Mimosa, move! You won't like what happens if you stay.

publié le 31-10-2019 - 50 vues
THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES,

It was in the spring of the year 1894 that all London was interested, and the fashionable world dismayed, by the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair under most unusual and inexplicable circumstances. The public has already learned those particulars of the crime which came out in the police investigation, but a good deal was suppressed upon that occasion, since the case for the prosecution was so overwhelmingly strong that it was not necessary to bring forward all the facts. Only now, at the end of nearly ten years, am I allowed to supply those missing links which make up the whole of that remarkable chain. The crime was of interest in itself, but that interest was as nothing to me compared to the inconceivable sequel, which afforded me the greatest shock and surprise of any event in my adventurous life. Even now, after this long interval, I find myself thrilling as I think of it, and feeling once more that sudden flood of joy, amazement, and incredulity which utterly submerged my mind. Let me say to that public, which has shown some interest in those glimpses which I have occasionally given them of the thoughts and actions of a very remarkable man, that they are not to blame me if I have not shared my knowledge with them, for I should have considered it my first duty to do so, had I not been barred by a positive prohibition from his own lips, which was only withdrawn upon the third of last month.

publié le 30-10-2019 - 44 vues
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD

Comprised of four parts, Gulliver’s Travels documents the bizarre, yet fascinating voyages of Lemuel Gulliver as he makes his way through several uncharted destinations, experiencing the lives of the small, the giant, the scientific, and downright eccentric societies. Narrated in first person, Swift successfully portrays Gulliver’s thoughts and reactions as he faces struggles of integration throughout his travels.

publié le 29-10-2019 - 52 vues
BEOWULF PRELUDE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE DANISH HOUSE

Beowulf is a long narrative poem composed in Old English some time in between the 8th and 11th century AD. The only surviving manuscript that contains the poem is preserved in the British Library and it too was badly damaged by fire in 1731. It is considered to be the oldest surviving work of poetry in English and one of the rare pieces of vernacular European literature that has survived since Medieval times.

publié le 29-10-2019 - 48 vues