By Carl Baker,Marc Heberden
France is present process a political upheaval in contrast to something it has recognized earlier than. Louis XVI is utilizing savage mercenary forces and nutrition blockages, to convey the folks to heel. the rustic is a powder keg, and Paris is the fuse. in the course of what may well develop into bloody chaos, shadowy humans— together with the sinister and brutal leader of the Paris police—discover younger Parisian laundress, Michèle Duvallier, whose fiancé is imprisoned for his political actions, understands a perilous, historical mystery which could shake France’s monarchy to its middle. Michèle unearths herself the article of a murderous manhunt. Her imprisoned fiancé’s citizen’s crew, now led by means of his brother, is being chased from one hiding position to a different. it's only throughout the fall of the Bastille that she learns why such a lot of strong individuals are attempting to find her, yet besides the surprising id of who has been betraying them ….
September 1654, Burgundy — a hundred thirty five years earlier than the Revolution
A good-natured younger guy, an orphan, is mysteriously imprisoned with gruesome directions to hide his id in equivalent to method as to make sure he's to be forgotten forever ….
The guy within the iron masks was once no longer a natural invention of Alexandre Dumas. The rumor of the lifestyles of dual boys being switched, one among whom used to be to develop into Louis XIV, have been speculated on for good over 100 years by way of many excessive resources— together with Voltaire, who secretly advised buddies he had obvious the fellow unmasked, and observed he used to be the king’s dual. yet what Dumas, and not anyone else, wrote approximately, used to be the much more harmful rumor that there has been not just a change, yet in addition ... one other lineage ….
By Zan McDowell
Sesuj, a tender guy, is going lacking. A journalist makes an attempt to discover him. he's stated via population of Trench city, Jamaica, to be a descendant of a misplaced Tribe of Israel defined within the ebook of Numbers.
A Priestess strains Sesuj's roots to the folk of Israel strolling back from Egypt close to the plains of Moab, camped east of the River Jordan. King Balak is stopped by way of the God of Israel in his plan to dispose of them. one in all Balak's ambassadors who's unaware of Balak’s altered place manages to isolate one of many Tribes camped open air Acacia. He units fireplace to this Tribe which doesn't succumb yet turns into improved for it.
Millenia later, Sesuj seems to be at the doorstep of an outdated girl in Trench city, Jamaica, as a toddler. She increases him to maturity in which time he has had a profound impression at the crime-riddled, poverty-stricken ghetto of Trench city. Is he rather a descendant of the misplaced Tribe? Does he own life-giving powers, together with the facility to learn flames? Will he be chanced on? those questions and extra take the reader on an emotional and suspense-filled trip looking for the mythical Sesuj.
By G.S. Rowe
By Baron R. Birtcher
By Victor Serge,Susan Sontag,Willard R. Trask
By Bruce Bradley
"Finally, after using throughout the rain for almost 3 hours, John Bowden pulled up. On their correct, under them, the flow had swollen to greater than two times its basic dimension. Bowden pointed forward and somewhat above them. throughout the bushes, Tom may perhaps simply make out a component to the slope of a roof. He nodded vigorously and the 3 males moved for-ward.
When they have been fifty toes from the constitution they stopped back. Lightning flashed. Tom checked out Bowden.
“What’s wrong?” he yelled.
“Something’s now not right.” Bowden again. “Someone’s residing here—or was once until eventually lately. examine the woodpile and the backyard. This position has been saved up!”
He used to be correct. Brush and grass have been lately reduce from round the condominium. wooden stacked smartly along the home had no longer but been darkened via climate. The awl was once now not in sight.
A window alongside one aspect of the cabin confirmed no signal of overlook. Curtains hung there, yet no gentle got here from the win-dow. No smoke got here from the chimney.
The door used to be ajar. one of many hinges was once broken.
Slowly, the lads walked their horses during the rain. Lightning flashed back. The eerie feeling Tom had the evening earlier than got here again to him. He shivered—not in basic terms from the rainy and chilly, but in addition from anything unknown.
Ten paces from front porch, they stopped back. Bowden checked out Jesus. The Mexican nodded again. Taking his rifle from its scabbard, he bought off his horse and walked to the house.
The very first thing Jesus spotted used to be the humming of dozens of flies. Then he stepped onto the porch and the death-smell struck him. Pushing the damaged door open along with his rifle barrel, he peered inside of. A second later, gagging, he subsidized off the porch, his hand masking his nostril and mouth.
“Mother of God!” he choked. “Amigos, it truly is bad.” He swallowed not easy. “It is way bad!”
Tom glanced at John Bowden.
“Jaguar?” he requested Jesus.
“No, Senor Tom. it's not El Tigre.”
Together, Tom Allison and John Bowden dismounted. Handing their reins to Jesus, they moved ahead. Bowden pulled a handkerchief from his coat, motioning for Tom to do the same.
The door used to be open; the best way Jesus had left it. within, flies swarmed approximately. inspite of their noses and mouths coated, the stench used to be nearly an excessive amount of for the 2 men.
The cabin had just one room. To the fitting of the door, below a crude desk that used to be but coated with a tablecloth, the physique of a guy lay in a heap. coated in blood and gore, it regarded as if the man’s head were break up with an awl. Blood had pooled round him, then seeped in the course of the floor-boards of the cabin, leaving a rusty stain.
He have been the fortunate one..."
it is 1858--and the Sierra mining cities of Grass Valley and Nevada urban are booming with gold.
Ranchers Tom Allison and John Bowden have an immense problem--an huge, immense cat has began to ravage their herds. the 2 males manage a hunt. however the hunt is lower brief once they stumble onto a terrible scene of torture, rape and homicide. the single clue left at the back of is a half-print of a moccasin, yet that half-print is bigger than any basic footprint.
Lorelei Crane, a tender girl who works on the Morehouse Café in Grass Valley, has encountered the cat and has no worry of it. Warned of the transparent threat it represents, she can't withstand the temptation to return into the woods to determine it back, ignoring the truth that a vicious killer can be within the quarter. while a tender miner named Sean Palin sees her on my own within the woods, he turns into livid along with her and sparks fly...
Meanwhile, after 5 years of fight, the Palin family--Richard, Anne and their sons, Sean and Lyle--have stumbled on gold. retaining that gold and getting it accurately into city can be one other topic solely, for males are out to take it from them--and homicide is simply a part of a day's paintings for them.
By Snorri Kristjansson
Everyone loves a relatives reunion.
He can deny all of it he likes, yet everyone is familiar with Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson introduced domestic an exceptional chest of treasure while he retired from the longboats and settled down with Hildigunnur in a distant valley. Now, in the summertime of 970, followed daughter Helga is looking forward to the coming of her unknown siblings: darkish, harmful Karl, lithe, shrewdpermanent Jorunn, mild Aslak, henpecked through his shrewish spouse, and the enormous Bjorn, made sour via Volund, his fool son.
and they are coming with darkness of their hearts.
The siblings assemble, undesirable blood simmers and outdated feuds resurface as Unnthor's heirs make their strikes at the outdated man's property - until eventually one morning Helga is woke up via screams. Blood has been shed: relations has been slain.
No one confesses, yet all of the clues aspect to 1 individual - who can't in all probability be the assassin, not less than in Helga's eyes. but when she will shop the blameless from the awl and forestall extra bloodshed, she's bought to unravel the secret - quick . . .
Lies. Manipulation. homicide. there is not anything fairly like kinfolk . . .
By Robert Dean Bair
The invitation ended in the huge education of a mystery courier, recognized in basic terms to the president himself and a handful of leaders in Congress. besides the fact that, they by no means acknowledged whatever approximately assassination makes an attempt on his existence, getting to know brutal Nazi conflict criminals hiding within the US, a global conspiracy, or why a gorgeous girl used to be murdered in England. yet someway, these kind of occasions are attached, and Rob Royal is decided to resolve the mystery.
This is Rob Royal’s tale. those are his phrases, simply because it relatively happened.
By John V Konior
By Joel Spring