#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the late summer of a long-ago year, Alton Turner Blackwood brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return. Includes the bonus novella Darkness Under the Sun and an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City!
Das Böse stirbt niemals John Calvino ist erst 14, als seine gesamte Familie vom Rabenmann ermordet wird. Es gelingt ihm, den Täter zu erschießen. Doch zwei Jahrzehnte später kommt es erneut zu einem Mordfall, der eindeutig die Handschrift des Rabenmanns erkennen lässt. Und John, der mittlerweile selbst Familienvater ist, spürt, dass seine Liebsten als nächste Opfer auserkoren sind ... Zwei Jahrzehnte ist es her, dass Alton Turner Blackwood, der Rabenmann, vier Familien brutal ermordete. Seine blutige Serie endete erst, als der vierzehnjährige Sohn der letzten Familie ihn erschoss: John Calvino. Doch nun taucht plötzlich ein Mörder auf, der die Untaten von einst exakt kopiert. John, der damals die eigene Familie nicht mehr retten konnte und seitdem schwer gezeichnet ist, ermittelt als Polizist in dem Fall. Voller Entsetzen entdeckt er, dass der Täter offensichtlich feststeht: Es war wohl der vierzehnjährige Sohn der Familie, der seine engsten Angehörigen grausam tötete. Als Detective hält sich John sonst nur an klare Fakten. Aber könnte dieser Junge – bislang ein braver Musterschüler – tatsächlich vom Bösen besessen sein? Und wenn ja: Wie sollten John, seine Frau, die Töchter und der bald vierzehnjährige Sohn Zach der Rache des Rabenmanns entrinnen?
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, City of Night, Dead and Alive, Lost Souls, The Dead Town
Author: Dean Koontz
From the celebrated master of suspense comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. This definitive eBook bundle contains all five novels in the mesmerizing saga of mystery, myth, terror, and magic that is Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein. “Koontz writes first-rate suspense, scary and stylish.”—Los Angeles Times Every city has its secrets. But none as terrible as this. He is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Deucalion’s path will lead him to cool, tough police detective Carson O’Connor and her devoted partner, Michael Maddison, who are tracking the slayer but will soon discover signs of something far more terrifying: an entire race of killers who are much more—and less—than human and, deadliest of all, their deranged, near-immortal maker, Victor Helios—once known as Frankenstein. This thrilling eBook bundle includes: BOOK ONE: PRODIGAL SON BOOK TWO: CITY OF NIGHT BOOK THREE: DEAD AND ALIVE BOOK FOUR: LOST SOULS BOOK FIVE: THE DEAD TOWN “A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself. He writes of hope and love in the midst of evil in profoundly inspiring and moving ways.”—Chicago Sun-Times “One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune
Sie kommen im Dunkel der Nacht Auf einem einsamen Spaziergang begegnet Grady Adams etwas Unglaubliches: zwei hundeähnliche Wesen, die nicht von dieser Welt zu sein scheinen. Woher aber kommen sie dann? Und noch wichtiger: Weswegen sind sie hier? Im Namen der nationalen Sicherheit riegeln Soldaten und Wissenschaftler das Gebiet ab. Aber wer ist die eigentliche Gefahr? In einer Welt, die von Tag zu Tag mehr dem Bösen anheimfällt, muss Grady Adams die Entscheidung seines Lebens treffen.
An emergency medicine physician for nearly a decade, Dr. Pamela Grim has delivered babies, treated heart attacks, saved car accident victims, comforted the dying, and consoled the living who were left behind. She has worked all over the world, caring for victims of gang life in America's inner cities, victims of the war in Bosnia, poverty-stricken patients in Nigeria, and bank presidents in the United States. Relating these rich and varied experiences with compelling prose, Dr. Grim takes readers into the E.R. and lets them experience first-hand what it takes to make split-second, life-and-death decisions in the course of an average day. And with unflinching honesty, she conveys what it's like to be a caring physician with one of the most demanding, exhilarating, frustrating, and rewarding jobs in the world.
Sarah besucht ihre Schwester und ihren Schwager Derek in einem Cottage in England. Als eine Urlauberin nach einem Streit mit Derek verschwindet, beginnt die Polizei zu ermitteln. Am nächsten Morgen wird Derek tot in der Scheune gefunden. Was ist in der Nacht geschehen?
What happens when a royal daddy falls for his child's live-in nanny? Widowed Prince Mikos Colin Alexander wants to raise his little girl out of the spotlight. Granted a six-month leave from his royal duties, he escapes to Los Angeles, posing as a regular guy, one in need of a live-in nanny. Colin reluctantly hires Darcy Cooper, the curvy beauty who easily wins over his baby duchess. But soon the lush, love-shy American wins him over, too. Now he's torn between duty to the crown and what feels like his newfound family. But when Darcy discovers her emotionally distant boss is royalty, will all bets be off?
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life. CBS Sunday Morning featured A Big Little Life in a rare interview with Dean Koontz that focuses on his philanthropic efforts with and affection for dogs. View it here: http://youtu.be/40bWUc6k_J8 From the Trade Paperback edition.
The singular journey of Odd Thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion in Saint Odd. But before Odd’s destiny is revealed, this exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever. Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate. And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons—to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths . . . for a purpose far greater than himself. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Suspense, tension, and surprising plot twists . . . Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of his work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune
Book 5 of the Amish-Country Mysteries Three young friends disappear while traveling on their Amish rite of passage, Rumschpringe, or wild days. In a race against the clock, the sheriff must find a murderer and break a ruthless drug ring operating within the heart of Ohio's Amish Country.
New competitive realities have ruptured industry boundaries, overthrown much of standard management practice, and rendered conventional models of strategy and growth obsolete. In their stead have come the powerful ideas and methodologies of Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, whose much-revered thinking has already engendered a new language of strategy. In this book, they develop a coherent model for how today's executives can identify and accomplish no less than heroic goals in tomorrow's marketplace. Their masterful blueprint addresses how executives can ease the tension between competing today and clearing a path toward leadership in the future.
The incredible standalone novel from the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy Longlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for Best Thriller 2015 There's nothing so terrifying as money. . . Two friends, Alex Glass and Oliver Peterkinney, look for work and for escape from their lives spent growing up on Glasgow's most desperate fringes. Soon they will become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades. But while one rises quickly up the ranks, the other will fall prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle and ever-spiralling debts. Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business - Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer - vie for prominence. And now Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself known . . . Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, as those at the top make deadly attempts to out-manoeuvre one another for a bigger share of the spoils. Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the very centre of this war; and as the pressure builds, each will find their actions - and inactions - coming back to haunt them. But it is those they love who will suffer most . . . From the award-winning author of the Glasgow Trilogy, The Night the Rich Men Burned is a novel for our times, and Malcolm Mackay's most ambitious work to date.
While visiting her sister, a woman becomes ensnared in a cursed house. Serena's last memories of California are of her sister Amanda's wedding to Sutton Condit, a wealthy rancher from Monterey's oldest family. But when she remembers those days, she doesn't think of the bride but instead dreams of Jem, a sturdy young man who won her heart so completely that, when she couldn't have him, she fled to New York. Four years later she returns for a visit, and Jem is as charming as ever. He hasn't changed, but everything else on the Condit ranch has. Bitterness has crept into Amanda's entourage, and strange secrets pollute the fine California air. Something terrible is afoot in the Condit mansion, and Serena has just begun to sense it when Sutton's aunt tumbles off a cliff near the house. The old woman's plunge seems like an accident until more murders follow. Nothing can protect Serena from the menace that haunts Monterey. Review Quote. "Suspense to the very end." - The New York Times "You can't beat Mignon Eberhart." - New York Herald Tribune "One of the great ladies of twentieth-century mystery fiction." - John Jakes, author of the Kent Family Chronicles Biographical note. Mignon G. Eberhart (1899-1996) wrote dozens of mystery novels over a nearly six decade-long career. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, she began writing in high school, trading English essays to her fellow students in exchange for math homework. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, and in the 1920s began writing fiction in her spare time, publishing her first novel, The Patient in Room 18, in 1929. With the follow-up, While The Patient Slept (1931), she won a §5,000 Scotland Yard Prize, and by the end of the 1930's was one of the most popular female mystery writers on the planet. Before Agatha Christie ever published a Miss Marple novel, Eberhart was writing romantic crime fiction with female leads. Eight of her books, including While the Patient Slept and Hasty Wedding (1938) were adapted as films. Made a Mystery Writers of America grandmaster in 1971, Eberhart continued publishing roughly a book a year until the 1980s. Her final novel Three Days for Emeralds, was published in 1988.
This novel is the sequel the short story "The Struggle" A man, Walid, lives in Baghdad, where bombs tear apart markets, Americans fight without provocation and the police are too scared to stop any criminals as the streets run red with blood. He must protect his family, his neighborhood from this onslaught of violence. But how? He decides to use his brains and gun. As a result he dives into the underbelly of a city in the throes of civil war. Fighting other Iraqis and the Americans, Walid must figure out how to survive. Mohammad, tired of being pushed by the increasingly violent Walid, believes that Walids actions are tearing apart the country. He decides to put an end to it. An Iranian, Qassem, trained to work in the shadows for Tehran, plays with the Iraqis desires for a better life to accomplish what his country wants. An American soldier, misses home, but dutifully carries out his mission. When a fellow soldier dies, he fills up with anger, but keeps trying to clean his battlespace, one bad guy at a time. Who will come out on top in this game where ones life is constantly on the line?
When Abigail Bukula, a young lawyer in the South African Justice Department, learns that the secret son of her aunt, who died in a massacre years ago, has been arrested by the Zimbabwean government, she races to his aid. She's as determined as ever but perhaps a bit naive as well. Accused of being a part of the so-called Harare Seven, her cousin is being held as a political prisoner in the country's most brutal prison. With only an eager young lawyer as an ally and a director of the country's intelligence agency either helping her or setting her up, Bukula will not leave without winning her cousin's freedom and learning what really happened to her aunt so many years ago. By cunning, by bribery, by sheer audacity—and with the help of her friend prison psychologist Yudel Gordon—Abigail is determined to prevail in Those Who Love Night, Wessel Ebersohn's explosive follow-up to his critically acclaimed series debut.
Hello! I am Sergio America, and like you, when everything is in silence, in your bed, when you are thinking in blank and suddenly you ask yourself: WHERE I COME FROM? They are many answers! But none is logically real. This easy to read book, go to the point. Yes, the best intelligent life that can survive in the Space, is a METAL BEING! Not a robot! And a superior being like them, can create what they need, what they want. Go where they can and build devices as their needs. But if those Matallic being create us; who created them? The best guess, is that the Universe has a PERIODIC process. Go ahead, find where we come from, and more! Is more true than fiction! Thank you for your time.