With only two other classmates--beautiful, strong-willed sarah Gold and enigmatically brilliant Jake Havens--he begins to investigate the long-ago murder of a young boy, ten-year-old Skylar Wingate, last seen walking home from school, his body discovered three days later in a forest preserve. But two chilling clues delivered to Jake's house suggest that the killer is still very much alive, and, in fact, in their midst.
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The Governor's Wife: A novel Michael Kelly SeriesVintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - The governor’s wife is a hard-eyed look at the intersection of the political and the personal, at the perils of trusting even those closest to us, and the collateral damage of our highest aspirations. In the latest installment in michael harvey’s beloved Michael Kelly series, Chicago’s favorite Ovid-reading, gun-toting private investigator takes on Illinois’s first family in a blistering thriller that charts the border where ambition ends and evil begins.
What he finds is a woman who turns out to be even more intriguing than her husband, with her own deeply complicated reasons for standing by him. Everyone in chicago has secrets, including the governor’s wife. And some of them could get Michael Kelly killed. Like everyone else, Kelly doesn’t believe her.
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Ostracized by her former friends and hounded by the feds, Marie tells Kelly she has no idea where her husband is.
We All Fall Down Michael Kelly Series Book 4Vintage #ad - And the most audacious page-turner yet from an emerging modern master. While the mayor postures, people begin to die, especially on the city’s grim West Side. L trains are converted into rolling hearses. Finally, sealing off entire sections of the city—but are they keeping people out or in? meanwhile, Michael Kelly’s hunt for the people who poisoned his city takes him into the tangled underworld of Chicago’s West Side gangs and the even more frightening world of black biology—an elite discipline emerging from the nation’s premier labs, the government acts, where scientists play God and will stop at nothing to preserve their secrecy.
It’s a brave new world. Chicago cop turned private investigator Michael Kelly is racing to save his city from a deadly new foe: a biological weapon unleashed underground. When a lightbulb falls in a subway tunnel, it releases a pathogen that could kill millions. Hospitals become morgues.
The Third Rail Michael Kelly Series Book 3Vintage #ad - A woman is shot as she waits for her train to work. Then, a church becomes the target of a chemical weapons attack. An hour later, a second woman is killed as she rides an elevated train through the Loop. The city of chicago is under siege, and Michael Kelly, former cop turned private investigator, happens to be on the scene when all hell breaks loose.
Kelly’s brassy investigating and razor-sharp instincts lead him into an intricate plot involving a retired cop, a shady train company, and a quietly ticking weapon nestled deep in the city’s underbelly. But when his girlfriend—the gorgeous judge Rachel Swenson—is abducted, Kelly realizes that the only way he’s going to find the killer is to excavate his own stormy past.
The Fifth Floor: A Michael Kelley Novel Michael Kelly Series Book 2Vintage Crime/Black Lizard #ad - The trail leads to a dead body in an abandoned house on Chicago's North Side and then to places Kelly would rather not go: specifically, City Hall's fabled fifth floor, where the mayor is feeling the heat. Along the way, he finds himself framed for murder, before finally facing a killer bent on rewriting history.
Kelly becomes embroiled in a scam that stretches from current politics back to the night Chicago burned to the ground. Life, however, is not so simple. When kelly is hired by an old girlfriend to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature. Private detective Michael Kelly returns in a lightning-paced, intricately woven mystery.
The Chicago Way Michael Kelly Series Book 1Vintage #ad - Private detective michael Kelly is hired by his former partner to solve an eight-year old rape and battery case long gone cold. To close the case, a serial killer, Kelly will have to face the mob, his own double-crossing friends, and the mean streets of the city he loves. But when the partner turns up dead, kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly professional; his best friend from childhood, a forensic DNA expert; and an old ally from the DA's office.
Pulse: A NovelEcco #ad - The subsequent investigation leads the detectives deep into the Fitzsimmons brothers’ past. It's a story to get lost in. Stephen king“harvey’s lethal imagination is cranked to eleven in this one. Looking for a terrific read? I highly recommend PULSE. He longs to laugh with his brother harry about it, but Harry doesn’t know he’s there—he would never approve of Daniel living on his own.
They find heartbreaking loss, sordid characters, and metaphysical conspiracies. Even stranger, daniel claims to have known the details of his brother’s murder before it ever happened. The veteran partners thought they’d seen it all, but they are stunned when Daniel wanders into the crime scene. Detectives “bark” Jones and Tommy Dillon are assigned to the case.
Pulse: A Novel #ad - . His best yet by far. Superb!” — lee childthe story of a boston murder that defies all expectations—optioned for film by 21 Laps, the company behind Stranger Things and ArrivalBoston, 1976. In a small apartment above kenmore square, sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord describe a seemingly insane theory about invisible pulses of light and energy that can be harnessed by the human mind.
Even on the rough streets of 1970s Boston, Jones and Dillon have never had a case like this.
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At least that was the way things were supposed to work, except in Brighton things never work the way they’re supposed to. Twenty-six years later, Kevin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for the Boston Globe. To report this story to the end and protect those he loves, he must face not only an elusive, slippery killer, but his own corrupted conscience.
Brighton: A Novel #ad - A powerhouse of a thriller, debts owed, Brighton is a riveting and elegiac exploration of promises broken, and old wrongs made right . He and his buddy bobby Scales had just committed heinous violence for what they thought were the best of reasons. Suddenly, kevin’s headed home—to protect a friend and the secret they share.
. Bobby would stay and face the music; Kevin’s future would remain bright as ever.
The Night Fire Renée Ballard Book 3Little, Brown and Company #ad - As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. Now that mentor, and his widow gives bosch a murder book, John Jack Thompson, is dead, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.
Bosch takes the murder book to detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: did thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" NPR, The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.
The Night Fire Renée Ballard Book 3 #ad - . A new york times book review best crime novel of the yeara crimereads best crime novel notable selection harry bosch and lapd detective renée ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him-new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case.
The Deep, Deep SnowBlackstone Publishing #ad - Even shelby is concealing a mistake that could jeopardize her career and her future. Unearthing the lies of the people in Jeremiah’s life doesn’t get the police and the FBI any closer to finding him. In an intense, emotional mystery that spans a decade in the life of a small town, bestselling author Brian Freeman brings us an unforgettable heroine who discovers that the dead may sometimes be easier to rescue than the living.
Deputy shelby lake was abandoned as a baby, saved by a stranger who found her in the freezing cold. Everyone around her is keeping secrets. After a desperate search fails to locate him, the close bonds of Shelby’s hometown begin to fray under the weight of accusations and suspicion. As time passes and the case grows cold, Shelby worries that the mystery will stay buried forever under the deep, deep snow.
The Deep, Deep Snow #ad - Exposing the truth about Jeremiah will leave no one’s life untouched—including her own. But even the deepest snow melts in the spring. When a tantalizing clue finally comes to light, Shelby must confront the darkest lie of all. Her adoptive father, her best friend, her best friend’s young daughter—they all have something to hide.
Now, years later, a young boy is missing—and Shelby is the one who must rescue a child. The only evidence of what happened to ten-year-old Jeremiah Sloan is a bicycle left behind on a lonely road.
Tin Badges: A Novel Tank Rizzo Book 1Ballantine Books #ad - Everything here leaps from the page, smart, never stinting on the harsh reality, delivering a spicy, and entertaining adventure. Steve berry, new york Times bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series. To tackle a case involving a dangerous kingpin known as gonzo, Tank turns to his best friend and ex-partner, Pearl; a former mobster living out a seemingly quiet retirement as the owner of Tank’s favorite Italian restaurant; and a team of expert misfits he would trust with his life.
. Then tank gets a call telling him that his brother and sister-in-law, estranged from him for many years, have been killed in a horrific car accident. It’s only when chris reveals an interest in true crime and a genius-level skill with computers that they begin to bond. Tank is the only family left for his orphaned teenage nephew, Chris, although he knows his lifestyle is ill-suited to win him father of the year.
Tin Badges: A Novel Tank Rizzo Book 1 #ad - From the #1 new york times bestselling author of sleepers and The Wolf, hailed as “simply the best” Steve Berry and “one of the most intriguing writers around” Newsweek. A top nypd detective is pulled out of retirement to take down a notorious drug dealer. But gonzo will stop at nothing to defend the empire he's built, and won't hesitate to make it personal.
But will he risk the only family he’s ever had to crack the case? as one of the NYPD’s most trusted “tin badges”—retired detectives brought in to solve cases that are beyond the reach of the everyday force—Tank Rizzo has faced off against some of the city’s toughest criminals without breaking a sweat.