A merciless killer on the hunt . . . An innocent child in his sights . . . A woman driven to the edge to stop him . . . The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well. He knows the pain she feels for her murdered daughter, Bonnie, whose body has never been found. He knows that as one of the nation's top forensic sculptors she'll insist on identifying the nine skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia's Talladega Falls. He knows she won't be able to resist the temptation of believing that one of those skeletons might be her daughter's. But that is only the beginning of the killer's sadistic game. He wants Eve one on one, and he'll use his ace in the hole to make sure she complies. And he won't stop playing until he claims the prize he wants most: Eve's life.
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels. He had an almost magnetic effect to these kinds of stories, and it was almost as if the stories found him. It was his gift, and, ultimately, it was his downfall. He was best known for his story Dark Alliance, written for the San Jose Mercury News in 1996. In it Webb linked the CIA to the crack-cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the Iran Contra scandal. His only published book, Dark Alliance is still a classic of contemporary journalism. But his life consisted of much more than this one story, and The Killing Game is a collection of his best investigative stories from his beginning at the Kentucky Post to his end at the Sacramento News & Review. It includes Webb's series at the Kentucky Post on organized crime in the coal industry, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Ohio State’s negligent medical board, and on the US military’s funding of first-person shooter video games. The Killing Game is a dedication to his life’s work outside of Dark Alliance, and it’s an exhibition of investigative journalism in its truest form.
"Nancy Bush always delivers edge-of-your seat suspense!" --Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author From New York Times bestselling author Nancy Bush comes a tense, intricately plotted novel of suspense, as one woman becomes the focus of a killer's warped game of revenge and murder. The Rules Are Simple: It's the ultimate test of strategy and skill. The killer chooses each opponent carefully, learning each one's weaknesses. Every meticulously planned move is leading to a devastating checkmate. Because in this game, all the pretty pawns must die. First You Play Andi Wren is fighting to keep her late husband's company safe from vindictive competitors. When she receives an ominous note, Little birds must fly, she turns to P.I. Luke Denton. But though Luke has personal reasons for wanting to take down Wren Development's opponents, his investigation suggests this is deeper and far more dangerous than a business grudge. Then You Die. . . In a basement on the outskirts of town, police detectives unearth piles of skeletons. As they learn the shocking truth about each victim's identity, their case collides with Andi's, revealing a killer's ruthless plot and a chilling, lethal endgame. . . Praise for Nancy Bush's I'll Find You "A fast-paced page turner." --The Parkersburg News & Sentinel "A page-turner chock full of suspense and intrigue. Once again, Bush does not disappoint." --RT Book Reviews
Martyrdom, Murder and the Lure of ISIS ON JANUARY 21, 2015, a proISIS Twitter account reported that John Maguire, a 23yearold university dropout from the Ottawa Valley town of Kemptville, had been killed fighting Kurds in the Syrian city of Kobani. A few weeks before, Maguire had starred in a YouTube video threatening Canada for bombing ISIS forces in Iraq. He is one of several young people from the West who have chosen to fight in a vicious conflict that really had little to do with them. Why do young people choose to fight in other people’s wars, especially one as bloody and cruel as this one? Why has ISIS become so good at attracting foreign fighters? This book examines the lure of this radical Islamist movement: its religious beliefs, sophisticated propaganda and vast social media networks. ISIS is now a goto cause for alienated young people in the Islamic World and the West. Does it offer answers to troubled young people? Are ISIS’s crimes – slavery, murder, rape, repression and the destruction of heritage sites – an attraction in and of themselves? What do we do about the people who take up ISIS’s cause but stay in their home country? What do we do with the ISIS recruits who come home? The Killing Game examines what draws young men and women to join violent social/political movements. It looks at the psychology of young men and women today and the propaganda used by all sides in the Middle East conflicts, as well as the security laws and the political initiatives that have been designed to stop people from being radicalized. Mark Bourrie is quickly emerging as the country’s leading expert and author on propaganda and censorship. He is also an awardwinning writer and a respected military historian with a PhD in history. A National Magazine Award–winning journalist. Bourrie lectures on propaganda and censorship and periodically teaches courses on media history, censorship and propaganda.
RITA and National Readers' Choice Award Finalist. Wildlife biologist Axelle Dehn isn't about to let anyone harm her endangered snow leopards--not the poacher intent on killing them, nor the soldier who wants to use them as bait. But Axelle is unknowingly entangled in a conflict that stretches back three decades, a conflict that could spark a war between two of the world's great nations. British SAS soldier, Ty Dempsey, is on a mission to hunt down an infamous Russian terrorist in a remote region of Afghanistan. Dempsey hasn't failed a mission yet, but when Axelle is kidnapped by the Russian, he is forced to choose between duty and his heart. He risks everything to save the determined, prickly woman he's fallen for, but in doing so sparks a deadly series of events that threaten to expose the most successful spy in history. A spy who will destroy anyone who gets in his way. Keywords: Toni Anderson, the killing game, Espionage, spy thriller, sexy alpha hero, British SAS soldier, Irish hero, military romance, snow leopard conservation, snow leopard, Afghanistan mountains, Wakhan Valley, terrorism, terrorist, conspiracy, the great game, Russian spies, MI6, Foreign Office, British spy thriller, biologist, biologist heroine, American heroine. Similar to: Catherine Coulter, Elizabeth Lowell, Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz, Kat Martin, Maya Banks and Sandra Brown.
The second millennium of mankind has been characterized by almost incessant warfare somewhere on the face of the globe. This book serves as a snapshot of the development of warfare over the past 1,000 years, illustrating the bravery and suffering mankind has inflicted upon itself in developing what we call the "Art of War." Here military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones selects 20 battles that illustrate the changing face of warfare over the past thousand years--from the Viking shield wall to long bows and knights, the emergence of gunpowder, and finally the long-range faceless warfare of today. International in scope, it covers such well-known battles as Crecy (1346), Magdeburg (1631), Falkirk (1746), Isandlwana (1879), the Blitz (1940), Bekaa Valley (1982), Tora Bora (2001), and more.
An unidentified skull... A trail of terrifying secrets... And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth... As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. Her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct—a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave...even if Eve gets buried with it.
Beginning in 1968 and continuing into the 1970s, a predator stalked California and New York, torturing, raping and murdering young girls and women. Rodney Alcala was a handsome, charming photographer. He'd even been selected as the "winner" on the popular television show "The Dating Game." But his real game was much more sinister.
The “compelling true story” of “The Dating Game Killer” by the radio host and bestselling author of Drinks, Dinner & Death (Burl Barer, Edgar Award-winning author). Beginning in 1968 and continuing into the 1970s, a predator stalked California and New York, torturing, raping and murdering young girls and women. But who was the monster behind these tragedies? Eventually, a suspect emerged, but he didn’t look like a monster. Indeed, Rodney Alcala was a handsome, charming photographer who’d once studied film at New York University under director Roman Polanski. With his wit and easy self-confidence and humor, he’d even been selected as the “winner” on the popular television show “The Dating Game.” But his real game was much more sinister. In 2010, Alcala was convicted of murdering five women in California during the 1970s; then in 2013, as he waited on Death Row, he confessed to the murder of two more in New York. Yet, that might not be the end of the nightmare he caused. At his arrest, police found his “portfolio” with thousands of nude and erotic photographs of women and boys, who may also be among his victims. In The Killing Game, bestselling true crime author and radio show host, Alan R. Warren reveals the shocking details of Alcala’s brutal crimes, as well as the trials and appeals that stretched on for decades and may still not be over.