The killings began in May when the body of a young teacher was discovered in the bedroom of her historic Society Hill home of Philadelphia. The second victim was found seven days later. The number of victims grew incrementally during the uncomfortably wet and humid Spring and Summer. Each of the victims surgically mutilated by a madman possessing the skills of a surgeon. In a city renowned for its medical institutions and thousands of medically-trained professionals, one among them was a killer. For Captain Leo Gromski, of the Special Homicide Unit the pursuit of a phantom leads to the most shocking revelation a persistent investigator could conceptualize. The identity of the killer leads Gromski down the path to the Roach Motel of conspiracies: its tentacles stretching from Philadelphia s City Hall to the United State s State Department."
Some wounds never heal. Jenny Vaughn loved Roy Landell since they were kids, so their engagement should have been a joyful celebration. But Jenny barely recognizes the man in front of her. It’s more than his appearance—ragged and gaunt—it’s the deep darkness behind his eyes, and his new obsession with his lost war dog. Roy didn’t have an easy childhood, haunted by the rumors surrounding his mother’s suspicious death. So after his brutal tour in Vietnam, Roy’s return to Mt. Washington, Ohio is anything but happy. Except for his reunion with Bluka, the vicious German Shepherd who saved Roy’s life during battle. Fiercely loyal to Roy, Bluka is hostile toward anyone who comes near the battered Landell house, including Jenny. Before long, the town is talking again. Neighborhood pets and innocent people are getting hurt—even killed—under mysterious circumstances. Is it coincidence, is the aggressive war dog to blame, or is some darker force from Roy’s past at work? To clear Roy’s name and save their future, Jenny must find out, even if it means using herself as bait.
A dark, gritty police procedural -- the first in the Detective Inspector Frank Keane series. On a freezing October morning, Detective Inspector Frank Keane is called to the scene of a crime on Liverpool's shoreline.The body of what looks like a man, brutally tortured and burned, has been tied to a pole on the beach. With very little evidence to go on, Keane and his partner, DS Emily Harris, rely on their gut feeling that this murder is gang-related and their investigation takes them, once again, into the murky underworld of organised crime. Over in Australia, ex-Liverpool Police detective Menno Koopman -- Frank's former boss -- is enjoying his retirement. He has no plans to ever return to England but when the body on the beach turns out to be his son, Stevie -- whom he only ever met once as a baby -- he knows he has to go back and seek justice for his horrific murder. But there's a fine line between justice and revenge.
This is Book #1 in the COLD JUSTICE series. Justice isn't always black or white. Sometimes it's cold and dark. Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn't enjoy killing, but he's damn good at it. He's good at dodging the law, too-until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught. FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the lowlife who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there's a vigilante operating outside the law. She has no choice but to take him down, because murder isn't justice. Is it? When Mallory starts asking questions, The Gateway Project management starts to sweat, and orders Alex to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex's life threaten to destroy them both-especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target, and Alex must reveal his true identity to save the woman he loves.
This is a personal story of my life. It portrays the significance of life changing events in my life. These events that shaped and moulded me into who I am today. Although the characters are fictional, the story is based on true events in life. There are no happy or sad endings.
Most Christians have, at one time or another, wondered what heaven will really be like. But what about hell? Have you ever wondered what the place prepared for the devil and his followers will be like? Do the countless cartoon drawings weve all seen accurately portray what hell is really like? Or has the humorous content of those cartoons confused us as to what it is really like and subtly removed our revulsion for such an awful place? Most of us would rather not think about hell, but if it was important enough for Jesus to discuss, then maybe we should take another look at this unpleasant topic. A clear understanding of hell can, and should, be a powerful motivator for obedience to Jesus final command to go and make disciples and thus play a part in saving as many as possible from an eternity separated from God. In his book, Hell: Shedding Light on a Dark Place, author Timothy Pitts uses a laid-back, easy-to-read style to provide a biblical look at what hell will be like. Youll discover that the main thing about hellwhile a truth that is a simple no-brainerhas far-reaching implications. As you read, ask God to change your heart and to give you a greater compassion for those who are rushing through life towards such an awful fate.
With the nightmare of their beloved friend Amanda's stalker behind them, Molly and Rusty Sieber look forward to raising their son in the Ozark Mountains of rural Arkansas. Now, in The Dark Place, Molly and Rusty find themselves in a frantic search for two-year-old, Eddie, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, and whose very life depends on daily medication. This seemed like the perfect place to raise a boy, but right now it is the worst place possible to lose a precious son. Who is their chatty, unpredictable neighbor? Or the homeless woman who often disappears down the street? What about missing parolee, Samuel Lee Yates, who threatened to get even with Molly? Could they have anything to do with Eddie's disappearance, or is he just playing his favorite game...hide-and-seek? With the ringing telephone, the real nightmare begins, and the race is on to find Eddie before it's too late. The Dark Place will keep you on the edge of your seat until the surprising end.
From the Edgar Award-winning author of They Buried a Man comes a novel of strangling horror! "As a thriller or serious novel, powerful and rewarding." -- Anthony Boucher, New York Times Mildred B. Davis is an American novelist whose books generally fall into the suspense/mystery genre. Katherine (Davis) Roome, her daughter, and a published author herself, helped Mildred break a 30-year publishing silence by working with her to turn some previously unpublished manuscripts into the Murder in Maine series.
TD Smith grew up along the mighty Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. Among the misty pine lakes she became increasingly fascinated by the mystical stories of the old people. As a child she had nightmares. The old people told her to write them down; that they might have significant messages. Some messages are obvious, others obscure; however ever since, she now looks forward to her adventurous dreams.
Young homeless women and drug addicts are being abducted before being brutally mutilated and murdered, and a city is held in a grip of unspeakable terror. The cops are unable - or unwilling - to apprehend the elusive serial killer, and corrupt politicians turn a seemingly blind and almost approving eye to the catalogue of murders. The perpetrator is cunning, wealthy and influential. More importantly, he has never once made a mistake in his grisly calling - until now. By abducting Katie, the young daughter of legendary private investigator, Karl Kane, the killer has just made his first mistake, which could well turn out to be his last. Blaming himself for his daughter’s abduction, Karl Kane must now reach down to the darkest recesses of his troubled soul and mind, to become as cunning and merciless as the killer - but even that may not be enough to penetrate the fortress-like lair where Karl suspects the killer keeps his victims. There is only one man capable of helping Kane attack the ‘dark place’, a man despised and hated by Detective Inspector Mark Wilson, but even that help becomes as elusive as any Karl will get from the cops. From the nail-biting beginning to the explosive ending, Karl Kane’s nightmarish journey forces upon him a decision that changes his life forever, and forces him to look into the abyss of no return.
Handcuffed to a dead man, Lieberman vows to take on the Chicago mob. Thirty-three years ago, Connie Gower decided to raise hell in a synagogue. Drunk, armed, and out for revenge, he came to hunt down Abe Lieberman, a young cop he believed had killed his brother in a shoot-out. Lieberman takes him down, unafraid to return fire. Since then, Gower has had few run-ins with the law, even as he made a name for himself as one of the Chicago mob's most feared contract killers. When he finally gets nailed in Yuma, where he's fled to avoid a murder charge, the Chicago police send Lieberman to bring him home. Handcuffed to each other, they are about to board the plane when a geriatric airport janitor shuffles towards them, puts on his glasses, and shoots the hitman dead. Though stooped, thin, and old, inside Lieberman is still the young firebrand who wasn't afraid to draw his gun to protect his family and synagogue. The men who had Connie Gower killed have interfered with justice, and Lieberman will do anything to make them pay. About the Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema - two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life's work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote "Bullet for a Star", his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe". In 1981's "Death of a Dissident", Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009. Review quote: "Kaminsky stands out as a subtle historian, unobtrusively but entertainingly weaving into the story itself what people were wearing, eating, driving, and listening to on the radio. A page-turning romp." - Booklist. "For anyone with a taste for old Hollywood B-movie mysteries, Edgar winner Kaminsky offers plenty of nostalgic fun . . . The tone is light, the pace brisk, the tongue firmly in cheek." - Publishers Weekly. "Marvelously entertaining." - Newsday. "Makes the totally wacky possible . . . Peters [is] an unblemished delight." - Washington Post. "The Ed McBain of Mother Russia." - Kirkus Reviews.
She’s an FBI agent hunting her sister’s killer. He’s an assassin who’ll die to keep her safe. His secret will destroy them both. With over eighteen-hundred 5-star reviews on Goodreads this Romantic Thriller leaves readers wanting more! Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn't enjoy killing, but he’s good at it. FBI Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the monster who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there’s a vigilante operating outside the law. When Mallory starts asking questions, Alex is ordered to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall for one another. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex’s life threaten to destroy them both—especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target. Start reading this award-winning Romantic Suspense series today! Winner of the New England Readers' Choice Award and the Aspen Gold. Available in digital, print, and audiobook format from New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson. What readers are saying... "Spine-tingling suspense and dangerously seductive romance!!"- Ripe For Reader "The suspense is high and the romance is hot!"--Harlequin Junkie "The suspense is nonstop and the romance is hot."--Avonna Loves Genres. "I couldn't find a good stopping point so I gave up trying to sleep and got up in the middle of the night and finished the book." The Book Nympho. "I loved this book."--The Voracious Reader. COLD JUSTICE SERIES A Cold Dark Place, #1 (Read for free!) Cold Pursuit, #2 Cold Light of Day, #3 Cold Fear, #4 Cold in The Shadows, #5 Cold Hearted, #6 Cold Secrets, #7 Cold Malice, #8 A Cold Dark Promise, #9 Cold Blooded, #10 Cold & Deadly (Cold Justice - Crossfire, #1) Colder Than Sin (Coming summer 2019) Keywords: Toni Anderson, Cold Justice, Cold Justice Series, FBI thriller, Romantic Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Suspense Thrillers, FBI Romance, vigilante justice, law enforcement heroine, Mystery, CIA assassin, assassin, FBI, FBI agent, FBI hero, CIA, wet work, targeted assassination, spy, Romance Series, dark, assassin hero, sexy, sex, sexy heroes, serial killer thriller, serial killer, redemption, twins, thanksgiving, pregnancy, baby, one night stand, scars, woman in peril, rich, snow, mansion, woods, underground chamber, CIA hitman, army, female protagonist, abduction, kidnap, murder, free ebook, series, novel, award-winning, rich, wealthy, millionaire, bad boy, security, Free, free first-in-series, free first in series, free romance novel, free romance books, free romance book, free books to read and download, free alpha male billionaire romance books, free bad boy romance books, free award-winning novel, free bestseller, free novel, free download, free book, free book by New York Times bestselling author, NYT bestselling author, NYT, USA Today bestselling author. Political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, thriller, hot romance, women's romance, action and adventure, army, strong heroine, espionage, international, west Virginia, steamy, sexy, smart romance, smart, intelligent romance, sensual, sensual romance, love, kissing book, wealthy hero, senator, conspiracy, scary, danger, dangerous, thrilling, Similar to: Catherine Coulter, Elizabeth Lowell, Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, Dale Mayer, Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, Kat Martin, Maya Banks, Kay Hooper, Heather Graham, Lori Foster, Christine Feehan, Rebecca Zanetti, Allison Brennan, Kayla Cross, Katie Reus, Cynthia Eden, Kat Martin, Jill Sanders, Katie Ruggle, Meghan March, Rachel Grant, Suzanne Brockman, Brenda Novak, Nicholas Sparks, and Sandra Brown.
The Last Dark Place tells a story about reunion, redemption, love and friendship. In this novel Satan decides he want to regain his former place in Heaven. The Morning Star discovers that he must find a suitable replacement for his throne in Hell before he is granted an audience with Yahweh. Satan's search takes him to southern New Jersey in the form of Darius Algernon. He meets a woman named Agnes at The Tide - a less-than-reputable suburban nightclub for the over-forty crowd. Agnes has something Algernon wants - a son named Jimmy Christophe. Jimmy Christophe knows that something about his life isn't quite right. His best friend Mel Talbott thinks Jimmy is going crazy, his girlfriend Joy Felder wants him to open up to her and Christophe's mother Agnes makes no qualms about the day she will be rid of her son forever. Mixed up in Darius Algernon's quest are a myriad of characters including an immortal Roman who made the mistake of pissing off a certain son of God two thousand years ago. Angels, demons and dreams abound in this tale. The reader will meet some familiar faces - Gabriel, Raphael and Metatron. Other angels with less press included are Tarquam, the spirit of autumn, Mihir, the healer of the earth, and the angel of tame beasts who goes by the name of Behemial. Also, see why some clowns with their painted happy faces are really manifestations of pure evil. Don't be left in the dark. Read this literary fantasy and find out what they never taught you in catechism or Sunday school.
‘The more I write, the more I revisit memory like this, putting pen to paper, ink to blood, the more the dots seem to connect, and the silences speak.’ Following her faux father’s suicide, Zephyr’s life unravels into a shapeless tapestry woven in the ethanol-hand of her grandfather, Don—an amoral, sensual, manipulative bastard who’s too clever for heaven and too deranged for hell. An alcoholic extraordinaire for whom the clock always struck quarter-past rum; for whom it was always just about the libidinous moment; a man with imperial swagger and disco-ball eyes; the super king of a vast empire of solitude, and permanent resident of his daughter’s wounded heart, Don’s actions shatter Zef’s past into fragments of warring memories. Armed with only her blade of tears, she carves her way through a quagmire of dark, atavistic forces. A mother–daughter bond formed in the afterlife, memories stored in Ziploc bags, and the horrific struggle to piece together a past that’s been through the shredder—A Cool, Dark Place is all of these plus the unsettling realization that one’s life was ghost-written by two drunks.
In 1944, while World War II still raged, a husband and wife left the comforts of America to move to Africa. Headhunters and cannibals roamed the jungles of "the dark continent," as the land was still called then, and witchcraft and juju held people in the grip of fear and superstition. But dawn was about to break. In the midst of chaos, a story of love, dedication, commitment, hope, and encouragement began to unfold. This is the true life story of two people who dared to trust the God who called them. As you enter these pages, be prepared-you will find joy and tears, tension and suspense, raw terror, and good followed by evil of the darkest kind. You will walk with this couple as they were forced to make searing decisions in the presence of starving children. You'll be by their side through the dark night when evil was prepared to kill. But most important, you will see the hand of a loving Heavenly Father guiding them every step of the way.
Sharing biblical principles to reconcile others to the Lord Jesus and to free my grandfather and family from any taint of outlaws and gangsters is the prime joy of my latter existence on this earth. Then, to top it all, anticipating the amazing wonders of the song Just think of stepping on shore, and finding it heaven; touching a hand, and finding it God, my own personal Savior. He paid for everyones penalty for sin, but what thrills my soul, He forgave my sin. Unbeatable! Please join us. Remember, dear reader, Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess to God that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Today hear His voice (Rom. 14:11; Heb. 3:7). Finally home.
I want the world to see my insides like a badge, like a statement saying "" this is how bad it really is. Are you a Christian who battles depression? Have you wondered why your faith isn't meeting your needs? D.M. Harrington understands the crushing weight of depression. When reality didn't align with the deep-rooted beliefs she held since childhood, D.M. began asking tough questions of her faith. By confronting spiritual questions that didn't have easy answers, God revealed the shackles that bound her to the dark. Light in a Dark Place breaks down our own desperate questions of faith into digestible nuggets, which show how to make a faith walk practical. Much of our pain is our shredded hands refusing to let go in an invisible tug-of-war with God. But we must let go""of our illusions about life, our irrational expectations, and our preconceptions about God. It is the only route to relief. Light in a Dark Place explores questions that plague many, including: - Why am I unable to help myself? - Why won't God fix me? - How can a good God allow bad things to happen? - Could I be the problem? - and more With a compassionate voice, D.M. Harrington relies on Scripture and the One who gave her answers as she crawled after the light. You are not alone in your depression. No matter how many years you have fought or how many wounds you have accumulated or how exhausted you are""there is light. You can thrive emotionally, mentally, and relationally in spite of depression. D.M. Harrington has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but currently works as a Certified Public Accountant. As a member of American MENSA, she uses her capacity for complex thought to search the mysteries of God for help in managing major recurrent depression disorder. D.M. lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her rescued Boston terrier, Pearl, and her three-legged Jack Russell mix, Frankie. Join the conversation at: www.lightinadarkplace.com
In Light Shining in a Dark Place, Jeff Sellars has drawn together more than a dozen scholars around the theme of discovering theology through the moving medium of film. The varied contributors in this collection explore, through their particular lenses, how theological ideas might be seen in and considered through one of the most popular of modern art forms. From subjects of sin, grace, and forgiveness to violence, science fiction/fantasy, and zombies, Light Shining in a Dark Place assists the theologically interested film viewer in tracing the light that might be found in the filmic arts back to the source of all lights. Contributors include: Bruce L. Edwards, J. Sage Elwell, Michael Leary, Peter Malone, Kevin C. Neece, Simon Oliver, Kim Paffenroth, J. Ryan Parker, Travis Prinzi, Megan J. Robinson, Scott Shiffer, James H. Thrall, and Alissa Wilkinson
On the subject of alcoholism, the language and publications of recovery literature run the gamut from self-help guides to inspiring stories. Author David Prinz Hufford—himself a recovered alcoholic who has been sober now for thirty years—adds his own voice to this topic in the form of this new collection of verse. His poetry spans the full range of alcoholism, from initiation at parties to full-blown chronic alcoholism to the change that comes only from hitting bottom. His words speak from experience, written by an insider who has lived the nightmare and found his way out to clear-headed wakefulness. Exploring a wide range of emotion and history, these verses were difficult to write; some are just as difficult to read, steeped in agony and despair. Even so, Hufford’s message is not one of condemnation but instead of hope. Once a prisoner of alcoholism, he is now set free. He shares his painful road to inspire the lost ones—the people of Hufford’s past, who feel hopelessly afraid and shackled to a drug that will not let go.
What's going on inside the head of a person that's been broken over and over again? What happens when this person starts to put his feelings into words? What happens when he decides to make a book out of it? In this book I will take you on a journey of what's going on inside my head. I've tried to capture my emotions within every page. Don't be afraid. I'll be here with you throughout the book. Pick me up and let's do this together. Thank you for listening to my voice. "The voice of my heart." " Like the stars in the black night sky It’s something special about your smile Because Every time you smile The black parts of my heart die..." The black moon - Page 15 "The thoughts Like wild beasts They abused each other in my head..." INFAMY - Page 30 "How do I break away from an echo of security? How do I let someone else step into my life? Inside the walls of my walls..." The amenities of loneliness - Page 35