The Lawrence Sanders Thriller Collection Volume Two

Author: Lawrence Sanders
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504038320
Format: PDF
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Three gripping novels from the #1 New York Times–bestselling “master of suspense” and author of the Edward X. Delaney Series (The Washington Post). Whether the threat is technological, political, or up close and personal, the Edgar Award–winning author of the Commandment thrillers always keeps the tension running high. Included in this special volume are: The Tomorrow File: In the future, the government controls every aspect of its citizens’ lives, from their gender and their genes to where they work, what they eat, and how they love. Lawrence Sanders tells the story of what happens to utopia when people get fed up with pleasure, and stand up to fight for their right to live how they choose—and die for what they believe in. The Passion of Molly T.: Activism runs rampant on the college campus where young Molly Turner seeks vengeance after her radical feminist girlfriend is killed by homophobic bigots, drawing a fine line between justice and mayhem. Capital Crimes: His name is Brother Kristos, and to the president of the United States, he is a savior, a holy man who has been able to do something no doctor could manage: heal the president’s son. But as the president relies more and more on the mystic, the country slips toward chaos—and an explosive finale. These three novels show the world on the brink of disaster. Whether set in the distant future or the here and now, the thrillers in this three-volume omnibus will prove impossible to put down.

Marathon Man

Author: William Goldman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453292004
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Nazi conspiracy in the heart of modern-day Manhattan—the blockbuster New York Times bestseller that became the classic film thriller. At Columbia University, Thomas “Babe” Levy, a postgrad history student and aspiring marathon runner, is working to clear his late father’s name after the scandal of his suicide, triggered by the McCarthy hearings and accusations of Communist affiliations. In Paraguay, Dr. Christian Szell, former Nazi dentist and protégé of Josef Mengele, has been in exile for decades. Infamous as the “White Angel of Auschwitz,” he’s leaving his South American sanctuary to smuggle a fortune in gems out of New York City. Meanwhile, in London’s Kensington Gardens, an international assassin known only as Scylla has completed a hit. A man with too many secrets and twice as many enemies, Scylla has become a target himself, with only one place left to turn. Then, when Babe’s revered older brother, Doc, pays him a fateful and unexpected visit, it sets in motion a chain of events plunging Babe into a paranoid nightmare of family betrayal, international conspiracy, and the dark crimes of history. Now, the marathon man is running for his life, and closer to answering a single cryptic and terrifying question: “Is it safe?” William Goldman’s Marathon Man was adapted by the author for the award-winning 1976 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. Upon its publication, the Washington Post called it “one of the best novels of the year,” and it remains a powerful, horrifying read. In the words of #1 New York Times–bestselling author Harlan Coben: “I found myself racing through it. You could have put a gun to my head, and I wouldn’t have been able to put [Marathon Man] down.” This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

The Third Policeman

Author: Flann O'Brien
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564782144
Format: PDF, ePub
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With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.

The World s Smartest Detectives

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504038274
Format: PDF, ePub
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A treasure trove of mysteries drawn from the case files of the world’s cleverest private investigators. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes features many of the consulting detective’s best-known cases. “A Scandal in Bohemia” finds Holmes matching wits with—and being outfoxed by—a beautiful American opera singer. A struggling shop owner stumbles into a lucrative side job, and a criminal conspiracy, in “The Red-Headed League.” And in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” which Arthur Conan Doyle named as the best of his Sherlock Holmes stories, our brilliant hero and his loyal friend Dr. Watson pay a visit to a young heiress’s bedroom late one night, only to stumble across another, far deadlier visitor. Martin Hewitt, Investigator stars a former law clerk turned private investigator who is every bit the deductive equal of Sherlock Holmes. A true master of disguise with a mind as sharp as a freshly stropped straight razor, Hewitt possess a familiarity with London’s night streets and an easy rapport with members of the lower classes. From a troubling series of robberies that occurred at the same residence over several months to a locked-room suicide that was decidedly not self-inflicted, the great detective finds irrefutable solutions to the most unsolvable of mysteries. The Old Man in the Corner is a fascinating study in the art of logical deduction by the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The most brilliant sleuth in London sits in the corner of the A.B.C. café, a length of string in his fingers. As the afternoon winds down, he ties and unties intricate knots—in the string and in his mind. No matter how baffling the crime, the old man in the corner need only read the newspaper accounts to know the culprit. The Thinking Machine relates the most confounding cases solved by the brilliant criminologist Professor S. F. X. Van Dusen. Slender, stooped, his appearance dominated by his large forehead and perpetual squint, “The Thinking Machine” spends his days in the laboratory and his nights puzzling over the details of extraordinary crimes. Whether unraveling the perfect murder, investigating a case of corporate espionage, or reasoning his way out of an inescapable prison cell, Van Dusen knows that with the application of logic, all problems can be solved. This ebook features new introductions by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Capital Crimes

Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451211569
Format: PDF, Docs
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When the deaths of several high-level politicians are linked to a single professional killer, new president Will Lee, with the help of his CIA director wife, follows leads from a quiet D.C. suburb to an island hideaway in Maine.

The Thefts of Nick Velvet

Author: Edward D. Hoch
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480456535
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thirteen stories of outrageous heists starring one smooth thief The dictator of the island of Jabali wants a baseball team, and he doesn’t care how he gets it. He has assembled nine of the finest players on the island, and is about to hire Nick Velvet to steal him some competition. Ordinary thieves might not be up to pinching a whole ball club, but Velvet specializes in lifting seemingly worthless items, and in this year’s National League, there is nothing more worthless than the hapless Beavers. He steals them easily—but will the island’s ruler be satisfied with a last-place team? In these charming stories starring one of Edward D. Hoch’s most popular characters, everything is up for grabs. Velvet steals sea serpents, garbage, cats, and toy mice—all with his trademark low-key style. In Nick Velvet’s underworld, there is nothing he won’t steal, so long as it’s priceless, worthless, or just plain crazy.

McNally s Caper

Author: Lawrence Sanders
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453298266
Format: PDF, Docs
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Archy McNally’s latest escapade sends the Palm Beach private investigator into the heart of a dynasty, where scandalous secrets are concealed by wealth and power Archy McNally, the parttime investigator and fulltime bon vivant,takes on the curious case of a thief with exquisite taste within the eccentric Forsythe family. Griswold Forsythe II wants to know which greedy, conniving relative is making off with the family treasures, including an original Picasso and an irreplaceable Edgar Allan Poe first edition. Suspects abound, including the sexy Forsythe women who all seem to find McNally irresistible. But things take a nasty turn when Griswold is murdered. Who wanted to off the family patriarch—and why? Inside the lavish, baronial estate, McNally’s uncovering some pretty damning dirt, including illegitimate offspring and a resident ghost. As things heat up, McNally had better watch his back—or he, himself, could end up six feet under.