What makes a legendary assassin? For John Rain, it was the lessons of love, war, and betrayal he learned in Tokyo in 1972. Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. But when(…)
A Heartbeat Away
On the night of the State of the Union address, President Max Hilliard expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building. A terrorist group calling itself “Genesis’ has unleashed WRX3883, a deadly, highly contagious virus, into(…)
A Maidens Grave
A trio of desperate convicts has hijacked a bus carrying a group of deaf and mute schoolgirls who are now being held hostage in a disused slaughterhouse. FBI agent Arthur Potter has to negotiate with the men. The killers will murder one innocent child an hour until their demands are met.
A Necessary Evil
As the killing spree continues unabated, it becomes clear to Maggie O’Dell—the FBI profiler assigned to the case—that more than one perpetrator is responsible. As she begins to drill down into the facts, Maggie discovers a disturbing Internet role-playing game for youths who have been victims of male authority figures—including Catholic priests. With the first(…)
A Painted House
The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with two weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist high to my father, almost over my head, and he and my grandfather(…)
A Perfect Evil
Still reeling from effects of her last case, FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell arrives in Platte City, Nebraska determined to help catch a potential copycat kidnapper who murders young boys.
A Place of Execution
Winter 1963: two children have disappeared in Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: 13-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from the isolated Derbyshire hamlet of Scardale. For the young George Bennett it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing(…)
A Prayer for the Dying
While a killer stalks the streets of London, Detective sergeant Nick Miller is more concerned with a light-heavyweight boxer-turned-expert-cat-burgler who has busted out of prison. High above the streets, cop and convict will face down their most daunting challenges the only way they know how.
A Season in Hell
Sarah Talbot is determined to avenge the death of her stepson. Sean Egan, ex-SAS sergeant, is at first reluctant to act as assassin, until he discovers a personal link. Together they begin the hunt for a ruthless man whose trade involves not only drugs but also international terrorism.
A Sparrow Falls
From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the Government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered, his property seized by an unknown company. At the bottom of the mystery(…)
A Time to Die
As the world around him burns with passion and death, professional hunter and guerrilla fighter Sean Courtney is trapped between his worst enemies, an overwhelming love for a woman, and his instincts to survive — and kill.
A Time to Kill
A black girl is raped by two drunken rednecks. The town reacts with horror until the girl’s father takes justice into his own hands. He kills the two whites on their way to jail. For days the nation sits spellbound as the defence lawyer struggles to save his client’s life and then his own.
A Wanted Man
Nebraska – and Jack Reacher, huge, hulking and with a freshly busted nose, is still trying to hitch a ride east to Virginia. He’s picked up by three strangers – two men and a woman. Immediately he knows they’re all lying about something – and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway.(…)
Gene therapy that can stop skin from aging is a breakthrough technology, but before it can lead to eternal youth it leads to murder. In the second book in Chronicle’s exciting new Bill Damen mystery series, the filmmaker-turned-detective’s investigations again draw him into the dark side of high-stakes science and finance. The players include an(…)
A thriller of unparalleled suspense that dares to explore the unthinkable. Trapped behind a two-way mirror in a country house in Maryland Luther Whitney, a professional burglar, witnesses an event that destroys his faith in justice forever. A vicious murder – involving the US President. Now Whitney is the property at stake and, by the(…)
Absolute Proof (The Legacy)
Cole Egan’s estranged father dies, leaving Cole the key to a safety deposit box. Inside the box Cole finds a videotape of the JFK assassination – filmed from the other side of Dealey Plaza. The tape offers absolute proof that Lee Harvey Oswald hadn’t acted alone, if at all.
“While New York City sizzles beneath a blanket of early summer humidity, the Karp family is happily taking refuge in their renovated farmhouse on Long Island’s north shore. Karp’s battles against the City’s corrupt politicans are never-ending. His wife, Marlene, is training guard dogs on their picturesque acreage; Lucy is enjoying her summer break from(…)
It begins with an astonishing request from a thirteen-year-old prospective client. Allegra Gardner’s sister Fiona was murdered six years ago. It seemed like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes(…)
Act of Revenge
Marlene Ciampi finds herself involved in an organized crime plot, while her husband, Butch Karp, supervises the investigation into a Mafia don’s murder and their daughter Lucy witnesses a murder.
Act of Terror
From coast to coast, our nation is witnessing a new wave of terror. Suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear. A flight attendant tries to crash an airliner. A police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium. And at CIA headquarters, a Deputy Director goes on a murderous rampage. Special Agent Jericho Quinn(…)
Act of Treason
It’s a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national security conference has just been held, bringing together the world’s greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It’s(…)
Act of War
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.(…)
Acts of War
Following TOM CLANCY’S OP CENTRE, MIRROR IMAGE and GAMES OF STATE, a fourth technothriller centred on the National Crisis Management Centre in Washington, which has to deal with Syrian troops who are planning to cause full scale war in the Middle East.
When Zak Darke’s parents die in an unexplained mass murder he’s left alone in the world. That is until he’s sought out by a mysterious man: ‘I work for a government agency,’ the man tells him. ‘You don’t need to know which one. Not yet. All you need to know is that we’ve had our(…)