Lincoln Rhyme is back, on the trail of a killer whose weapon of choice cripples New York City with fear. The weapon is invisible and omnipresent. Without it, modern society grinds to a halt. It is electricity. The killer harnesses and steers huge arc flashes with voltage so high and heat so searing that steel melts and his victims are set afire. When the first explosion occurs in broad daylight, reducing a city bus to a pile of molten, shrapnel-riddled metal, officials fear terrorism. Rhyme, a world-class forensic criminologist known for his successful apprehension of the most devious criminals, is immediately tapped for the investigation. Long a quadriplegic, he assembles NYPD detective Amelia Sachs and officer Ron Pulaski as his eyes, ears and legs on crime sites, and FBI agent Fred Dellray as his undercover man on the street. As the attacks continue across the city at a sickening pace, and terrifying demand letters begin appearing, the team works desperately against time and with maddeningly little forensic evidence to try to find the killer. Or is it killers ...? Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on another high-profile investigation in Mexico with a most coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the hired killer known as the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals to have eluded Rhyme's net. Juggling two massive investigations against a cruel ticking clock takes a toll on Rhyme's health. Soon Rhyme is fighting on yet another front - and his determination to work despite his physical limitations threatens to drive away his closest allies when he needs them most ...
Lincoln Rhyme must contend with a new killer and an old nemesis. 'The best psychological thriller writer around' - The Times New York City is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid is being used to murder people... and more attacks are planned. While the FBI and Homeland Security struggle to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics in order to prevent the next assault. But all is not what it seems. Lincoln Rhyme soon finds he's up against a merciless killer with a unique weapon - one that can be found in everyone's home and office. What's more, one of the few criminals to have ever slipped Rhyme's net is back in operation. Working in Mexico, the deadly assassin known as the Watchmaker has set his murderous sights on more innocent victims, whose identities are as yet unknown ... Lincoln Rhyme must race against the clock, juggling the two investigations, as they hurtle headlong toward their deadly outcomes. The ninth instalment of the electrifyingly thrilling Lincoln Rhyme series.
In the aftermath of two brutal New York City murders, quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his team work doggedly to prevent additional killings by a time-obsessed serial murderer, while Amelia Sachs tackles her first solitary homicide case and discovers disturbing truths that threaten her partnership with Rhyme. By the author of The Twelfth Card. 300,000 first printing.
Arriving at a deserted lake house to investigate an aborted call to police, Deputy Brynn McKenzie walks into the middle of a heinous crime and is forced to flee, along with a terrified young woman, into the surrounding forest to escape the perpetrators.
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“The face of war is changing. The other side doesn't play by the rules much anymore. There’s thinking, in some circles, that we need to play by a different set of rules too …” James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan war, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of MI5, MI6 and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim: To protect the Realm, by any means necessary. A Night Action alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week: Casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected. And Agent 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfill his mission . . . The new thriller by Master of the Mind Game JEFFERY DEAVER featuring JAMES BOND as you’ve never seen him before.
When a troubled teenager is pushed over the edge by cyber-bullies, leading to a series of vengeful murders, body-language expert Kathryn Dance and Deputy Michael O'Neil pursue the teenager when he disappears.
The Arabic Edition for the fascinating story of Nicholas Flamel, "The Alchemyst" By Micheal Scott. Wish to read the first 3 chapters? please send us an e-mail to [email protected] and we will be happy to send it to you: -). Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter-but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott's New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with The Alchemyst, first book. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. The legend: Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects-the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. "[A] A riveting fantasy...While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias...those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read."-SLJ, Starred Next to come in the series: The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress
I 1600-tallets Persien er fremtiden usikker for den unge fattige fortæller. Hendes talent for at skabe vidunderlige tæpper er ikke kvindearbejde, men med en onkels hjælp og stor viljestyrke påvirker hun sin egen fremtid.
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