Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Beneath a Scarlet Sky Description:

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis He s a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music food and girls but his days of innocence are numbered When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for Anna a beautiful widow six years his senior br br In an attempt to protect him Pino s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier a move they think will keep him out of combat But after Pino is injured he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler s left hand in Italy General Hans Leyers one of the Third Reich s most mysterious and powerful commanders br br Now with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Rogue (Robin Monarch, #1)

Rogue (Robin Monarch, #1) Description:

b blockquote Mark Sullivan has created a propulsive compelling new thriller Rogue is one part Bourne Identity and one part Mission Impossible but readers will also love the nod to Hitchcock s It Takes a Thief blockquote b Two years ago Robin Monarch was a top level CIA operative perhaps the best they had when it came to black bag operations Then one day in the middle of an operation with his team around him in the field Monarch walked away leaving his old life and friends behind without a word of explanation p Now this ex soldier ex operative and orphan with a murky past is a thief stealing from the super rich and has surfaced in St Tropez But when a complicated high profile jewel heist goes wrong Monarch is led into a carefully woven trap designed to force him to complete the very same mission he walked away from years ago p p It will take all of his skills as well as those of the team he burned and all of his cunning if Monarch is to thwart the violent and deadly goals of the very powerful cabal who will do whatever it takes to bring the very dangerous Green Fields technology under their control p

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

Outlaw (Robin Monarch, #2)

Outlaw (Robin Monarch, #2) Description:

While conducting top secret negotiations aboard a tanker in the South China Sea the U S Secretary of State and the foreign ministers of China and India are kidnapped and the tanker they are on is hijacked The Sons of Prophecy take responsibility and issue an ultimatum If their demands are not met in seven days the three will be beheaded live on the Internet br br With the presidential election in only eight days sitting President Sands about to leave office calls in former CIA operative and master thief Robin Monarch and convinces him to save the diplomats before the threatened execution br br In Outlaw Monarch and his counterpart a mysterious Chinese agent named Song Le embark upon a dangerous journey into the underbelly of Southeast Asia a world of corrupt Vietnamese Army officers fanatical pirates Hong Kong triad leaders and volatile mercenaries living around the red light districts of Thailand As they get closer and closer with time quickly running out Monarch learns that the daring kidnapping and ransom pot diabolical plot is only a front Behind it is another plot one designed to alter the outcome of the election itself a conspiracy that reaches deep inside the White House back to the very people who hired Monarch in the first place

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Thief (Robin Monarch, #3)

Thief (Robin Monarch, #3) Description:

Robin Monarch is a man with a complicated past and dangerous present He s been a soldier a CIA agent a freelance operative but first and foremost Robin Monarch is a thief of the highest order Orphaned at twelve Monarch originally stole for survival then he stole for his friends and cohorts now he steals to order and to give back to the to the woman who saved his life many years ago p With the help of his team Monarch breaks into the legendary Christmas party of Beau Arsenault a shady investor and behind the scenes player at the very highest levels of power politics Arsenault is not above bending or breaking the rules if there s illicit profit to be made Monarch has decided that those illicit profits will be better used to take care of orphans and street kids Using the party as cover to break into Arsenault s secret vaults Monarch comes away with two unexpected things One is a bullet he gets shot when he s caught trying to escape with tens of millions of negotiable instruments The second is a lead on what might be his most audacious exploit ever A previously undiscovered tribe in South America may well have the secret to the most sought after knowledge in history that of eternal life And Robin Monarch must use all his skills as an operative as a thief to keep this secret from falling into the worst possible hands p

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

The Purification Ceremony

The Purification Ceremony Description:

At a young age in the Maine woods at the side of her father and great uncle a Micmac puoin Diana Jackman learned to move freely in the wilderness to sense a world invisible to most A natural tracker from a long line of shamans healers and hunters an environmental software writer estranged wife and mother she has been taught by betrayal and loss to guard her feelings behind a wall of half truths and silence It has cost her many things her family her happiness her peace And it has brought her to a beautiful frozen place of magic and death p Eight hunters have gathered on a vast isolated estate in northern British Columbia to track record book white tail deer at the snow covered confluence of the Sticks and the Dream rivers Diana Jackman is among them drawn by the hunt and the ancient Power of her father s people p p But someone else is watching the hunting party an insane and violent force of nature hiding in the blinding whiteness of the Canadian winter And now the hunters themselves have become the game p p One by one they are being stalked slaughtered and gutted like the animals they themselves are stalking The killer is quick relentless frighteningly efficient p p For the first time in her life Diana Jackman will know what it is to be prey but she must fight the instinct to flee To survive she will have to rely on her father s teachings and set out alone to hunt the hunter p

Rating: 3.63 out of 5


Labyrinth Description:

In the remote recesses of Kentucky s ancient Labyrinth Cave a treasure is hidden It is known simply as Moon Rock but it holds world changing scientific properties Led by a murderous scientist a group of escaped convicts has hijacked and brutalized an underground NASA training mission forcing them to guide them to the prize p As they descend into the endless murky caverns the authorities above ground desperately try to track them The group s only chance for survival rests with cave researcher Whitney Burke who has sworn never to enter the caves again but whose husband and daughter are now at the convicts mercy With a crack rescue team she must face her worst fears and descend into the abyss to save her family before they are lost forever in the endless dark of the Labyrinth p p Mark T Sullivan s driving narrative explores the cave s terrifying subterranean atmosphere a range of fascinating characters and heart stopping action sequences Sullivan drops the reader into the story with force and momentum in this intensely told and adroitly crafted thriller an astounding tale of adventure p

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Toxic (Seamus Moynihan, #1)

Toxic (Seamus Moynihan, #1) Description:

Verschlie en Sie die T ren Lassen Sie das Licht an Sie werden keinen Schlaf finden bis Sie zu Ende gelesen haben Eine Serie von bizarren Sexualverbrechen ersch ttert San Diego Als Sergeant Moynihan zu einem neuen Tatort gerufen wird findet er dort einen nackten Mann ans Bett gefesselt gestorben am Gift der t dlichsten Schlange der Welt Und wieder hat der T ter eine geheimnisvolle Botschaft hinterlassen

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

The Fall Line

The Fall Line Description:

Jack Farrell has stumbled into a deal too good to be true Rising swiftly from a low level loan officer in Chicago to a successful investment banker in California representing the interests of a Central American entrepreneur Farrell blinds himself to what he is really doing laundering money for a drug cartel until it is too late br br On the run from both Federal agents and the drug lords Jack flees to the Utah mountains where he once skied as a student With a new name and a face altered by plastic surgery Farrell struggles to lose himself in the steep chutes and couloirs br br But his solitude is short lived Farrell is drawn to Inez Didier the enigmatic French director who recruits him and a handful of fellow skiers for a documentary film that forces them to take mind numbing risks

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

Triple Cross

Triple Cross Description:

It s New Year s Eve at the Jefferson Club a luxurious private ski resort in the mountains of southwestern Montana Seven of the world s wealthiest men and a U S Senator are among the guests gathered in the ballroom of the club s spectacular main lodge for a private party br br Expensive champagne flows and multi billion dollar deals are getting done when at the stroke of midnight a ruthless and well armed militia attacks the club Self described anti globalists they intend to to put the wealthy patrons of the club on trial for crimes against humanity live on the Internet for all the world to see br br As the first trial unfolds it becomes a new media sensation with tens of millions of viewers who are allowed to vote as jury members It seems harmless funny until one of the tycoons is convicted and put to death just as stock and bond trading opens for the New Year The markets are rocked by the execution and start to plummet as more of the billionaires are put on trial br br The only people who can prevent an outright market crash stop the madness and uncover the true reasons behind the brutal attack are Mickey Hennessy the club s director of security his three fourteen year old children and Cheyenne O Neil an FBI financial crimes specialist br br Ultimately capitalism and anti globalism collide with stunning consequences in a searing narrative that s a lean blend of suspense dark humor and explosive action as well as a novel that raises compelling questions about who the real criminals are in a world where financial markets can be manipulated on an unfathomable scale and a powerful few profit at the expense of the many

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

Ghost Dance

Ghost Dance Description:

Outdoorsman and documentary filmmaker Patrick Gallagher had torpedoed a promising career through self destructive self pity and procrastination Now he seeks redemption in tiny isolated Lawton Vermont embarking upon a new project and perhaps a last chance But there is no salvation to be found in Lawton not for Gallagher or for Andie Nightingale the beautiful but haunted local policewoman who befriends him or for anyone living within the borders of the sleepy New England hamlet For a local history that no one dares to speak about has enflamed a maniac s bloodlust and his desire for vengeance br br It is Gallagher who discovers the first corpse while out fishing the body of a large man tortured ravaged and hideously mutilated a horror despoiling the pristine natural landscape Nearby is a crudely drawn picture chilling in its implications accompanied by a grim cryptic threat and a name Charon boatman on the river to Hell br br And there are more murders to come each more grisly than the last awakening the personal ghosts that haunt Gallagher and Nightingale while drawing them deeper into the horrors of a past century and closer to shocking revelations of brutal shared guilt contained in the lost writing of a long dead Lakota woman For evil once rolled into Lawton in the wagon of a traveling show And here it has remained for one hundred years taking human form once more as an elusive and terrifying killer who ruthlessly stalks those who guard the terrible legacy of their great grandparents And the secrets to Charon s power obsession and defeat lie in the spiritual place that Patrick Gallagher and Andie Nightingale most fear must enter the forbidden realm of the Ghost Dance

Rating: 3.55 out of 5