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Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington tracks a mobster hiding deep in the witness defense application during this new mystery within the long island instances bestselling series-with a bit aid from appealing Florida police leader Holly Barker.
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Following from Jo Nesbø's electrifying foreign best-sellers The Snowman and The Leopard, now comes Phantom, which plunges the bright, deeply , now former police officer Harry gap right into a full-tilt research on which his personal tenuous destiny will come to depend.
When Harry left Oslo back for Hong Kong—fleeing the traumas of lifestyles as a cop—he inspiration he used to be there for solid. yet then the unthinkable occurred. The son of the lady he enjoyed, misplaced, and nonetheless loves is arrested for homicide: Oleg, the boy Harry helped bring up yet couldn't aid deserting whilst he fled. Harry has come again to end up that Oleg isn't really a killer. Barred from rejoining the police strength, he units out on a solitary, more and more risky research that takes him deep into the realm of the main virulent drug to ever hit the streets of Oslo (and the careers of a few of the city's maximum officials), and into the maze of his personal previous, the place he'll locate the wrenching fact that at last concerns to Oleg, and to himself.
In November 1918, socialist revolution sweeps throughout Germany, remodeling Berlin, already ravaged via warfare, right into a political battleground. 4 girls from the slums are came upon useless, all with exact markings on their again.
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A slasher motion picture turns genuine while younger actors are brutally murdered on a distant island movie set. Their severed heads and fingers are posed in macabre homage to a nineteenth-century pirate massacre.
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Patrick Cusimano’s existence can’t get a lot worse. His father is in penal complex, he works the nighttime shift at a grubby comfort shop, and his brother’s female friend, Caro, has driven their friendship to an uncomfortable new point. On best of all that, he can’t shake the attentions of Layla Elshere, a goth teen who befriends Patrick for purposes he doesn’t comprehend, and doesn’t totally belief. the enticements those girls provide are pushing Patrick to his breaking point.
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Most people won’t do that. They see people running, screaming, they head the other way—it’s instinct—but a good photographer stays where he is. He waits for the image. And if “the image” is a tidal wave? Burke laughed. It helps to be a good swimmer. But he’d always had second thoughts about photography. Though he’d won a boxful of awards, and covered everything from a gypsy wedding in Siberia to the dragon-boat races in Macao, most of his work revolved around mayhem. An earthquake in Turkey, a mass grave in Kosovo, a beheading in Chop Square.
Hakim said this as if he were explaining the obvious. ” Wilson nodded. “It makes me invisible,” Hakim said. Wilson got it, but he didn’t buy it. After a week in Lebanon, it was obvious that the Arab knew how to enjoy himself, whatever the Koran might say about it. Their second night in Beirut, Hakim had gotten drunk in the bar of the St. Georges Hotel, eventually wandering off with an expensive-looking girl young enough to be his granddaughter. Was that an exercise in cover? Either way, there was no denying Hakim’s commitment to “the cause,” and even to the plan at hand.
At the checkpoint leading to the docks, the driver flipped open a worn wallet and extracted a folded piece of paper, which he handed over for inspection. The guard perused it, carefully refolded it, and handed it back, giving some instructions. They passed a couple of small freighters being unloaded by gantry cranes, then skirted a large structure that looked to be a drydock. And then, there it was: The Marmara Queen. The links that made up the anchor chain were as thick as Wilson’s wrists. It flew the Turkish flag, crescent and star bright white against the crimson background.