An anthology featuring previously unpublished Harpur and Iles stories.
All is not well in the underworld. With three entirely new Harpur and Iles stories, three more never before published together, plus a spicy little interlude with some crooks from the series and a fistful of other tales from the seamier side of life, this anthology is a must-read for fans of Bill James's dark, gritty thrillers.
Is an ancient evil causing people to disappear with no explanation?
While Vampire Sharkz graffiti spread through London that summer like wildfire, its population carried on with life as usual in one of the richest cities on the planet. But beneath the surface, there is change. Men and women are going missing without trace. What has the old African preacher seen emerging from undergrowth near the river? Is this the essence of evil encountered long ago? . . .
A tale of tragedy and porcelain.
Writing an article on old family businesses, Rona Parish contacts Curzon, local manufacturers of fine bone china, when she learns they're launching a spectacular new line. Little does she realize that she will directly precipitate a terrible tragedy, a tragedy whose roots stretch back to George Curzon, son of the firm's founder and known to his contemporaries as the Rogue in Porcelain . . .
The United States in crisis.
In the face of increasing terrorist attacks on his own soil, the president of the United States declares martial law and sits for a third term. His country simmers in suspicion and fear. In Chicago, Jason Walker, half Lebanese but thoroughly American, is detained, interrogated and tortured. In exchange for his freedom, he must turn spy for Homeland Security, but it soon becomes impossible to tell who are the good guys . . .
The chilling new thriller from a bestselling author.
When a clandestine corporate organization employs Dr Simon Oakland, a research scientist known for his work on ageing, to come up with a medical solution to alleviate prison overcrowding, they unleash more evil than they had ever dreamed existed. Detectives Palmer Dorian and Tucker Browning, called in to investigate a series of mysterious deaths involving the elderly, are caught up in a sinister and deadly conspiracy . . .
A gripping new thriller from a bestselling author.
When a lone runner is found dead on Miami Beach's North Shore, Detective Sam Becket's first concern is for his adopted daughter, Cathy. Cathy is also a runner, and she's vulnerable. As Sam and his team start to investigate, a connection emerges with another homicide on Pompano Beach, and others close to Sam are drawn into the web . . .
Welcome to Lucifer's Ark. This is the voyage to hell.
The Volsparr routinely sails to a mining community in the Baltic. Unknown to the passengers aboard, the ship also carries a secret cargo: stateless criminals being transported to jails where no one will ever question their fate. Tanya Rhone is travelling to visit her fiancé. Little does she know that aboard this ship life is the cheapest commodity of all . . .
A Brock and Poole mystery.
A fast-moving, intricate and compelling contemporary mystery, dealing with the brutal murder of a prostitute in London's West End. Brock and Poole might seem mismatched in age and temperament, but their verbal sparring hides a genuine mutual respect that grows as they hunt down the killer.
Macy's, New York, five days before Christmas.
When a known mobster is hit while shopping in Macy's, it's Lieutenant Solly Epstein's job to make sure the press don't link the murder to those of three other members of Paulie'Margarine Marginella's crew. As rival gangs are implicated and the hitman no longer seems under anyone's control, the winner will take it all. But with everybody seemingly double-crossing everybody else, who will that be? . . .
A question of faith and politics.
The United States is holding an election, and control of the country may be determined by a single seat in the 'Buckle of the Bible Belt' Tulsa, Oklahoma . . . In Tulsa, recovering methamphetamine addict Seth Stevens is trying to hold his fragile life together. But his decision to campaign for the church-supported candidate forces him to answer an age-old question: what do you do when following your faith means breaking the law? . . .