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Frontier of Fear
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Frontier of Fear

By Hartland, Michael

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Walker & Co, 1992. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. NO remainder marks or jacket clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing or tears inside book. Price inside jacket: $19.95. 191 pages. Jacket is clean, shows light wear - no tears. .

$7.99

The Doctor's Wife
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The Doctor's Wife

By Brundage, Elizabeth

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Plume, 2005. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition soft cover book. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing or tears inside book. 342 pages. Cover is clean, shows light wear - no tears. .

$6.99

The Hearing
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The Hearing

By Lescroart, John T.

A Dutton Book, 2001. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $25.95. Number line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 451 pages. "The call comes at midnight. It looks like a tragic and petty murder - a rising star in San Francisco's legal firmament found shot in a dark alley. But for homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, the crime cuts horribly close to home - unknown to anyone, the victim was his daughter. Seething, Glitsky leans hard on his only suspect - a homeless heroin addict found lingering over his daughter's body, with her jewelry in his pocket and a smoking gun in his hand." "The city's embattled, ambitious D.A., Sharron Pratt, sees an opportunity to revive her troubled administration by publicly declaring war on the killer and vowing to deliver the death penalty, putting the case on the fast track to certain conviction. Unable to watch a man die for Pratt's political gain, Dismas Hardy warily takes on the defense. But as Hardy's crusade to secure his client a fair hearing ensues, a lethal web of political corruption, legal conspiracy, and cold-blooded murder begins to unravel. In a case that will send shock waves through the city of San Francisco and echo in the private lives of its most prominent citizens, the hearing is just the beginning..

$9.99

The Rule Of Four
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The Rule Of Four

By Caldwell, Ian; Thomason, Dustin

The Dial Press, 2004. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine - Bright pages. Price inside dustcover: $24.00. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 373 pages. "Princeton. Good Friday, 1999. On the eve of graduation, two students are a hairsbreadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a Renaissance text that has baffled scholars for centuries. Famous for its hypnotic power over those who study it, the five-hundred-year-old Hypnerotomachia may finally reveal its secrets - to Tom Sullivan, whose father was obsessed with the book, and Paul Harris, whose future depends on it. As the deadline looms, research has stalled - until an ancient diary surfaces. What Tom and Paul discover inside shocks even them: proof that the location of a hidden crypt has been ciphered within the pages of the obscure Renaissance text." Armed with this final clue, the two friends delve into the bizarre world of the Hypnerotomachia - a world of forgotten erudition, strange sexual appetites, and terrible violence. But just as they begin to realize the magnitude of their discovery, Princeton's snowy campus is rocked: a longtime student of the book is murdered, shot dead in the hushed halls of the history department..

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Dead Wrong: Joanna Brady Series #12
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Dead Wrong: Joanna Brady Series #12

By Jance, Judith A.

William Morrow & Co, 2006. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition - First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition condition. Stated Signed & Limted First Edition. Remainder mark on bottom. NO price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $25.95. Tight spine, bright pages. Other than the author's autograph, NO other writing or marks inside book. 362 pages. NO tears inside book. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Synopsis Juggling a family and a career is never easy -- and it's becoming a real challenge for Sheriff Joanna Brady. Coping with the impending delivery of her second child as well as a staff shortage, the last thing Joanna needs are two serious crimes. First, the body of an unidentified man is found in the desert, all ten of his fingers savagely severed. Following the scant clues, Joanna learns that the victim was an ex-con who had served twenty years in prison after confessing to the murder of his pregnant wife. In his last days he was seen following and photographing a young woman. Then one of Joanna's officers is brutally attacked and left for dead while on an unauthorized stakeout. Because she's one of their own, the department throws its resources into finding the officer's attacker. But the murder haunts Joanna. Being a sheriff is no longer an empty title she wants to achieve -- somehow it has become what she is. Her job is to avenge man's inhumanity to man, and finding out who the victim was and why he is now dead is what she has been summoned to do with her life. Strapping on a bulletproof vest, she'll risk everything to see that justice is done. About the Author J. A. JANCE is the New York Times-bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona..

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Revelation
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Revelation

By Balling, L. Christian

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Forge, 1998. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new copy. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 350 pages. Dustcover shows light wear (NO tears). Synopsis But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. Luke 11:20 When an archaeological dig in Jerusalem unearths an ancient scroll written by Saint Stephen along with a piece of mummified flesh, no one really understands the importance of the discovery. Then Allison Reese, a scientist working on the discovery, is beaten into a coma in a Harvard laboratory and the relic is stolen. Her father, John Reese, vows to uncover the truth behind his daughter's attack. But the truth is layered in shrouds of secrecy that go as far as the Opus Dei, and he is not the only one hunting for answers. His search takes him to a remote island off the coast of Maine and the compound of a maniacal evangelist whose revelation based on the relic is bound to shock the entire world!.

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Double Play
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Double Play

By Parker, Robert B.

Putnam Pub Group, 2004. Book. As New. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. New book. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $24.95. Tight spine, bright pages. Number line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 288 pages. NO writing, marks or tears. From Publishers Weekly Set in 1947, Parker's superb new novel imagines what it was like for Jackie Robinson, and more centrally for Robinson's (fictional) bodyguard, to see the color barrier broken in Major League baseball. This isn't Parker's first foray outside the mystery genre, though he remains best known for his Spenser PI series (this year's (Bad Business, etc.); in 2001 he dramatized Wyatt Earp in (Gunman's Rhapsody, and earlier he excelled with Perchance to Dream, Wilderness and Love and Glory. In an unusual gambit, however, this time he mixes his storytelling with his firsthand reminiscences (in chapters titled "Bobby") of growing up as a devoted Dodgers fan, a move that adds resonance and a sense of wonder to the taut narrative. The fiction, told in the third person, focuses on Joseph Burke, a WWII vet grievously wounded physically and emotionally by combat and its aftermath. Burke is a hired gun who allows himself no feelings, but when he signs on with Dodger owner Branch Rickey to protect Robinson from racist violence during the ballplayer's rookie season, he comes to respect, then love, the proud, controversial player. Burke also falls for Lauren, a self-destructive society girl with mob connections whom he worked for before Robinson, and it's from Lauren's troubles and the threat of violence surrounding Robinson that the novel's hard, smart action arises. Burke is a tough guy, and the narrative not set around baseball fields takes place in the white and black underworlds as Burke plays various gangsters against one another to protect both Lauren and Robinson. Parker, always a clean writer, has never written so spare and tight a book; this should be required reading for all aspiring storytellers. Parker fans will recognize with joy many of the author's lifelong themes (primarily, honor and the redemptive power of love), and in the Burke/Robinson dynamic, echoes of Spenser/Hawk (the PI's black colleague). Here they will treasure the very essence of Parker in a masterful recreation of a turbulent era that's not only a great and gripping crime novel but also one of the most evocative baseball novels ever written. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved..

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The Floating World
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The Floating World

By Gralla, Cynthia

Ballantine Books, 2003. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $21.95. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 294 pages. Synopsis Liza leaves her Ivy League life behind and escapes to Tokyo, a place where the irradiated ghosts of World War II pulse beneath the neon nightlife. She intends to study butoh, otherwise known as the dance of utter darkness, with master teacher Oshima Kenzo. While working in one of Tokyo's infamous hostess bars, Liza meets the mysterious Maboroshi, leader of the maiko, a group of neophyte geisha whose expression is as violent as the dance of utter darkness itself. Liza's journey culminates in the discovery of the most exclusive restaurant in Japan, where men eat delicacies directly off a naked human body. Descending into this midnight underworld, Liza becomes fragmented, lost: a stranger in her own skin. Will she find her way back home?.

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Night Launch

By Garn, Jake;Cohen, Stephen Paul

William Morrow & Co, 1989. Book. Illus. by Watts, Mark (cover art). Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Stated First Edition. Number line: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 285 pages. A techno-thriller by the first member of Congress to go into space. Set in the 1990's and questions whether a joint space mission might result in WWIII.

$9.99

Bad Twin
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Bad Twin

By Troup, Gary

Hyperion Books, 2006. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. Number line: 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 . NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $21.95. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 258 pages. Synopsis Sometimes evil has a familiar face . . . Paul Artisan, P.I. is a new version of an old breed -- a righter of wrongs, someone driven to get to the bottom of things. Too bad his usual cases are of the boring malpractice and fraud variety. Until now. His new gig turns on the disappearance of one of a pair of twins, adult scions of a rich but tragedy-prone family. The missing twin -- a charismatic poster-boy for irresponsibility -- has spent his life daring people to hate him, punishing himself endlessly for his screw-ups and misdeeds. The other twin -- Artisan's client -- is dutiful and resentful in equal measure, bewildered that his "other half" could have turned out so badly, and wracked by guilt at his inability to reform him. He has a more practical reason, as well, for wanting his brother found: their crazy father, in failing health and with guilty secrets of his own, will not divide the family fortune until both siblings are accounted for. But it isn't just a fortune that's at stake here. Truth itself is up for grabs, as the detective's discoveries seem to challenge everything we think we know about identity, and human nature, and family. As Artisan journeys across the globe to track down the bad twin, he seems to have moved into a mirror-world where friends and enemies have a way of looking very much alike. The P.I. may have his long-awaited chance to put his courage and ideals to the test, but if he doesn't get to the bottom of this case soon, it could very well cost him his life. Troup's long-awaited Bad Twin is a suspenseful novel that touches on many powerful themes, including the consequence of vengeance, the power of redemption, and where to turn when all seems lost. Bad Twin is a work of fiction and all names, characters and incidents are used fictitiously; the author himself is a fictional character..

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In the Hand of Dante
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In the Hand of Dante

By Tosches, Nick

Little Brown & Company, 2002. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. Remainder mark on bottom. NO price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $24.95. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Synopsis When the original handwritten manuscript of Dante's The Divine Comedy is found in Italy, it somehow makes its way to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches steals the manuscript. In the Hand of Dante is a work of audacity and beauty, featuring Manhattan's meanest murdering scum and. Dante Alleghieri. San Francisco Chronicle .a great, glorious mess of a novel that happily breaks every rule it can. Biography A journalist who has also written three novels, Nick Tosches is an acclaimed biographer whose unconventional books -- Dino and The Devil and Sonny Liston among them -- illuminate some of America's more controversial, overshadowed talents..

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Dexter In The Dark
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Dexter In The Dark

By Lindsay, Jeff

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 2007. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. SIGNED / AUTOGRAPHED by author on title page: "For Peter - Best! Jeff Lindsay". Stated First Edition. Number line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $23.95. Other than the autograph, NO other writing or marks inside book. NO tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. 305 pages. Synopsis In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds. . . particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. But Dexter's happy existence is turned upside down when he is called to an unusually disturbing crime scene at the university campus. Dexter's Dark Passenger mastermind of his homicidal prowess immediately senses something chillingly recognizable and goes into hiding. Dexter is alone for the first time in his life, and he realizes he's being hunted by a truly sinister adversary. Meanwhile he's planning a wedding and trying to learn how to be a stepfather to his fiancé's two kids who might just have dark tendencies themselves. Macabre, ironic, and wonderfully entertaining, Dexter in the Dark goes deeper into the psyche of one of the freshest protagonists in recent fiction..

$19.99

Santa Fe Dead
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Santa Fe Dead

By Woods, Stuart

Putnam Pub Group, 2008. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $25.95. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 309 pages. Synopsis New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods returns with a dynamic thriller starring take-no-prisoners attorney Ed Eagle. In this new thriller featuring the colorful Santa Fe trial lawyer, Ed Eagle finds the tables turned when he testifies as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of his ex-wife, Barbara Eagle, who has been a very, very bad girl. The trial ends in a way Ed had not anticipated, and Barbara is still in a position to make his life, and that of others, a living hell. With private detectives, hit men, double crosses, and billion-dollar bank accounts involved, Ed calls in every favor and follows every lead, no matter where it takes him. From the posh resorts of desert California and the lush wine country of Napa, to the New Mexico high country and the seedy hotels of Tijuana, Ed Eagle won't rest until he's discovered the truth about what Barbara is up to-and settled the score. With Santa Fe Dead, Stuart Woods once again proves he's the..

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Irresistible: A Thriller
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Irresistible: A Thriller

By Black, Ethan

Ballantine Books, 2000. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Tight spine, clean pages. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 392 pages. Black has done his detective work with a sexy thriller that "really gets into the minds of both the criminal and the police." The tale of a female serial sexual predator/killer "starts off with a bang -- a pretty good read with a surprise at the end." Black's powers of description were lauded, "the August heat in New York is almost palpable, " but this book is "not for the squeamish." Some critics didn't approve of the "graphic sex. I would have felt embarrassed if someone had read some of the passages over my shoulder,.

$8.99

Skull Session A Neurological Thriller
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Skull Session A Neurological Thriller

By Hecht, Daniel

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Press, 1998. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Price inside dustcover: $23.95. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 421 pages. The great house stands alone, deep in the wooded reaches of the Hudson Valley. Outside, all is peace -- but inside lies destruction: an almost superhuman violence, mirrored by a series of disappearances and deaths that have haunted the region. Paul Skoglund hasn't seen his eccentric, wealthy aunt in years. But her magnificent 19th-century hunting lodge has been ravaged, and she refuses to have anyone outside the family take on the repairs. Paul senses something amiss, but takes the job anyway. He's in no position to turn down work. Despite his brilliance, Paul hasn't held a steady job for years, partly because of his Tourette's syndrome, a strange neurological disorder that compels him to act out in bizarre and explosive ways. His icy ex-wife plans to use his condition to wrest away custody of their troubled young son. And in this otherwise uncertain world, Paul is sure of one thing: Nothing and no one is going to come between himself and Mark. As Paul and his lovely, risk-addicted girlfriend, Lia, delve into the lodge's wreckage, they can't help but wonder what dark passion -- and what strength -- could cause such chaos. Their search for answers takes them from the most ancient, primal human impulses to the cutting-edge of biomedical research, from the science of genetics to Viking legends to forensic pathology -- and across the ambiguous borderline between thought and reality. As the quickening events lead him deeper into his family's past, Paul must face the darker aspects of his own nature, and brave the possibility that in saving those he loves, he might well destroy himself..

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Mackinac Maze

By Prescott, Jerry

Proctor Publications, 1997. Book. Illus. by Kemnitz, Milt. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition.NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. Dustcover is clean, shows light wear (NO tears). NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 302 pages. Drawings by Milt Kemnitz. Product Description Another fast paced murder mystery by the best selling author of Deadly Sweet in Ann Arbor. This book will take you throughout the scenic area of Mackinac Island with unpredictable twists and turns of deception and intrigue..

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The Mission Song
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The Mission Song

By Le Carre, John

Little Brown And Company, 2006. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Price inside jacket $26.99. Pages show light tanning. Jacket is clean and bright, shows light wear - no tears. .

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Tell Me Your Dreams
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Tell Me Your Dreams

By Sheldon, Sidney

William Morrow & Co, 1998. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. Number line: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. NO remainder marks or price clippings. 354 pages. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Synopsis: In this haunting novel, when a series of brutal murders is committed, the police suspect three beautiful young women. Cynthia Sanz As always, Sheldon's fast-moving prose is addictively readable. -- People Biography: Sidney Sheldon's remarkable career as a novelist began when he was 50 years old, after he had already been a success in film and television. Perhaps it was his sensibility for screen entertainment that made him so readily able to produce his addictive novels of love and suspense..

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The House of Pain

By Leib, Franklin Allen

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Forge, 1999. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Like-new condition. Appears unread. Stated First Edition. Number line: 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $23.95. Synopsis: Franklin Lieb, a former naval officer and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling Fire Arrow, has crafted a legal thriller as suspenseful as it is thought-provoking. When a spoiled teen is kidnapped outside her prestigious prep school, her parents are faced with the horror only those who've lost a child can know. In their desperation, afraid to contact the police, they enlist the help of millionaire "Crazy Johnny," a former Vietnam tunnel rat. A sufferer from post-traumatic stress disorder due to the brutality he saw children endure in the war, he agrees to help the girl's father, but is afraid that if they pay up, the girl will be killed anyway. Crazy Johnny tracks down the kidnappers, determined that the only way to save Sally is to free her by force. Blood is spilled, and only in its aftermath does the true nature of the crime emerge. It is then up to the United States legal system to judge Johnny's vigilantism, and up to an old-time attorney and a young woman lawyer to see that justice emerges from the courtroom..

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The Whole Truth
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The Whole Truth

By Baldacci, David

Grand Central Publishing, 2008. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Appears unread. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $26.99. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2. Tight spine, bright pages. 406 pages. NO writing,marks or tears inside book. Synopsis: "Dick, I need a war." Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. But Creel may have an even grander plan in mind. Shaw, a man with no first name and a truly unique past, has a different agenda. Reluctantly doing the bidding of a secret multi-national intelligence agency, he travels the globe to keep it safe and at peace. Willing to do anything to get back to the top of her profession, Katie James is a journalist who has just gotten the break of a lifetime: the chance to interview the sole survivor of a massacre that has left every nation stunned. In this terrifying, global thriller, these characters' lives will collide head-on as a series of events is set in motion that could change the world as we know it. An utterly spellbinding story that feels all too real, THE WHOLE TRUTH delivers all the twists and turns, emotional drama, unforgettable characters, and can't-put-it-down pacing that readers expect from David Baldacci-and still goes beyond anything he's written before..

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