American Assassin

A race against time to bring down terrorists. A high-octane thriller that will keep you guessing.

Author: Vince Flynn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847377947

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3623

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. Tensions in the Middle East are simmering when Central Intelligence Agency Director Irene Kennedy pays a visit to Syracuse University, where she hopes to recruit none other than Mitch Rapp, a student who has quickly climbed up the academic and athletic ranks. At first glance, he appears like any other smart, good-looking American college kid. Under the surface, however, a tempest rages. Nine months later, after gruelling training, Mitch finds himself in Istanbul on his first assignment. He hits his target but quickly sees, for the first time, what revenge means... The new pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times No. 1 bestselling phenomenon. Praise for the Vince Flynn series: 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times 'Flynn perfectly measures all the ingredients for a fast and furious read' Publishers Weekly 'Fast-paced and pulse-pounding' Crime and Publishing

The Survivor

Author: Vince Flynn,Kyle Mills

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476783454

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8316

Top secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up whereThe Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times bestselling series. Joseph “Rick” Rickman, former boy wonder at the CIA, stole a massive amount of top secret and hugely compromising intel concerning classified operations all over the world, offering it (and himself) to the Pakistani secret forces. Only his plans went awry when CIA director Irene Kennedy sent Mitch Rapp to hunt him down. It turns out that killing Rickman didn't solve anything—in fact, the nightmare is only intensifying. Rickman stored the potentially devastating data (CIA assets, operatives, agents) somewhere only he knew, and somehow, from beyond the grave, he still poses a mortal threat to America. Now it's a deadly race as both the Pakistanis and the Americans search for Rickman's accomplices and the information they are slowly leaking to the world. Will Rapp outrun and outthink his enemies, or will the Pakistanis find it first and hold America hostage to their dream of becoming the world's new nuclear superpower?

Executive Power

Author: Vince Flynn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143918965X

Category: Fiction

Page: 517

View: 2280

CIA operative Mitch Rapp investigates an attack on a team of Navy SEALs in the Philippines, searches for a possible State Department traitor, and fights to stop a Middle Eastern assassin out to ignite World War III.

The Descent

Author: Thomas Dekker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473551765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 7085

'I have success, money, women. I've been lionised by the public and the media. The world is at my feet. I've spread my wings and here I am, soaring above everything and everyone. But in reality, the descent has already begun.' Thomas Dekker was set to become one of pro cycling’s superstars. But before long, he found himself sucked in by the lure of hedonistic highs and troubled by the intense pressure to perform. In The Descent, Dekker tells his story of hotel room blood bags, shady rendezvous with drug dealers and late-night partying at the Tour de France. This is Dekker’s journey from youthful idealism to a sordid path of excess and doping that lays bare cycling’s darkest secrets like never before.

Hidden Order

A Thriller

Author: Brad Thor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476717117

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7500

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! And don’t miss FREE FALL: A Prelude to Hidden Order, available for free download now! The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure. Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into peril. When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to playout on American soil. But as the candidates begin turning up murdered, the chase becomes an all-too-public spectacle, with every indicator suggesting that the plot has its roots in a shadowy American cabal founded in the 1700s. With the United States on the verge of collapse, Harvath must untangle a web of conspiracy centuries in the making and head off the greatest threat America has ever seen. This is thriller writing at its absolute best, where the stakes have never been higher, nor the line between good and evil so hard to discern.

The Perfect Assassin

Author: Ward Larsen

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing

ISBN: 1933515279

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 3245

One perfect shot will change the course of history. Christine Palmer, a young American doctor sailing solo across the Atlantic, makes an incredible discovery - a man narrowly clinging to his life in the frigid waters. But there is much more to this desperate survivor than meets the eye.David Slaton is a Kidon - a highly-trained, highly-precise, and highly-dangerous assassin. The Kidon is both the hunter and the hunted, and he and Christine are in grave danger. Will they win in this race against time?With the precision of a sharpshooter, author Ward Larsen weaves an intricate tale of espionage and intrigue.

Collateral Damage

Author: Stuart Woods

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101609133

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4884

Stone Barrington returns to the Big Apple in this thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan—and back in his element, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best. But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine. . . .

The Darkest Day

Author: Tom Wood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451473981

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4413

While carrying out a hit on a terrorist financier, Victor finds himself the target of an assassin who proves to be just as deadly as he is. Never one to let such a thing go, Victor sets about hunting down his attacker and those who sent her. She is Raven -- a freelance assassin with a dark past and hidden agenda. If Victor wants to stay alive he must find out who Raven really is and what she is truly after.

Coercion

Author: Tim Tigner

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503944367

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1303

The phone rings and the offer is made, leaving you only seconds to decide. Betray your country, or watch your family drop dead before your eyes. After the Iron Curtain's collapse, Russia appears to be finished as a superpower. But KGB general Vasily Karpov is secretly working to restore Russia's superpower status by forcing Americans into traitorous acts of espionage and sabotage, thanks to a new secret weapon. Meanwhile, his biggest target is within Russia, where Karpov is plotting to capture the Kremlin for himself. Former US soldier and spy Alex Ferris becomes the first to fathom Karpov's grand plans. Racing from San Francisco to Siberia, Alex must elude ambushes, assassins, and death from exposure as he wages a one-man war against a growing global threat and the resurgence of the Soviet Union.

Second Strike

A Mike Garin Thriller

Author: Peter Kirsanow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110198533X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7759

Peter Kirsanow delivers a gripping, high-stakes thriller in which special operator Mike Garin faces off against a lethal Russian assassin--and a devious plot to wreak chaos in America. Within mere weeks of thwarting a cataclysmic electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States, Michael Garin, former leader of the elite Omega special operations unit, discovers that Russia has triggered an ingenious and catastrophic backup plan. Garin's efforts to warn the administration of the new attack, however, fall on deaf ears. No one believes the Russians would initiate another strike of such magnitude so soon. Without government support, Garin turns to three people for help: Congo Knox, a former Delta Force sniper; Dan Dwyer, the head of a sprawling military contracting firm; and Olivia Perry, an aide to the national security advisor. Yet Garin and his ad hoc team are checked at every turn by the formidable Russian assassin, Taras Bor, who is directed by an individual seemingly able to manipulate the highest reaches of the US government. As evidence mounts that the Russian plot has been set in motion and that Bor is pivotal to its success, it's up to Garin and his team to thwart an attack that will cause the death of millions and establish a new world order.

Orphan X

A Novel

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466876514

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2664

“Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci Includes 7 free chapters of HELLBENT, the latest in the international bestselling Orphan X series. Who is Orphan X? The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend. “Excellent...A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller...might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him. “Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry...in this excellent series opener.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Citadel

Author: Jordan Wylie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907324741

Category:

Page: N.A

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Killing Rain

Author: Barry Eisler

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: 9780451412188

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

View: 7285

Hired by the Mossad to perform a series of strategic assassinations in Asia, John Rain, accompanied by ex-Marine Dox, inadvertently botches the assignment and finds himself seeking assistance from alluring Israeli agent Delilah. Reprint.

The Russian Renaissance

Author: Ian Kharitonov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 8822865502

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 823

Constantine can no longer hide in Europe. As he discovers a century-old secret, he must flee back to Moscow, chased by assassins. Only one man can save him. Eugene Sokolov: an officer in the world’s most elite rescue unit, a martial arts legend… and Constantine’s brother. They face an enemy unlike any other. In a game run by a KGB spymaster, the fate of Russia will depend on their survival. "This book has got it all … Intrigue, adventure, high stakes, and all the action you can handle … pure nitroglycerin." ~ Jeff Edwards, bestselling author of THE SEVENTH ANGEL and SWORD OF SHIVA "The perfect novel for Cussler fans … A thriller experience not to be missed." ~ Sean Ellis, bestselling co-author the Jack Sigler series. "A high octane, intellectually gratifying experience." ~ Steven Konkoly, bestselling author of BLACK FLAGGED and FRACTURED STATE. Winner of the Grandmaster Award from the Clive Cussler Society. The Sokolov Saga, Book 1 Fiction -- CIA FSB Stalin Soviet Russia Kazakhstan Paris Moscow Kremlin Black Sea Caspian Aral Thriller -- espionage conspiracy terrorism political military adventure action international intrigue pulp historical

How to Wreck a Nice Beach

The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks

Author: Dave Tompkins

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612190936

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 7883

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular music. In How to Wreck a Nice Beach—from a mis-hearing of the vocoder-rendered phrase “how to recognize speech”—music journalist Dave Tompkins traces the history of electronic voices from Nazi research labs to Stalin’s gulags, from the 1939 World’s Fair to Hiroshima, from artificial larynges to Auto-Tune. We see the vocoder brush up against FDR, JFK, Stanley Kubrick, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Kraftwerk, the Cylons, Henry Kissinger, and Winston Churchill, who boomed, when vocoderized on V-E Day, “We must go off!” And now vocoder technology is a cell phone standard, allowing a digital replica of your voice to sound human. From T-Mobile to T-Pain, How to Wreck a Nice Beach is a riveting saga of technology and culture, illuminating the work of some of music’s most provocative innovators. From the Hardcover edition.

Black Flagged Alpha

Author: Steven Konkoly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781512131376

Category:

Page: 308

View: 5037

***Previously released as Black Flagged***"A promising start to a complex black-ops thriller series." - Kirkus ReviewsBlack Flagged Alpha: Prequel to the Black Flagged seriesDaniel Petrovich, the most lethal operative created by the Department of Defense's Black Flag Program, protects a secret buried in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon.Blackmailed into executing one final mission, Daniel's carefully constructed "life" rapidly disintegrates into a relentless federal manhunt--and a "24-style" race against the clock to suppress the shocking truth about his past.To survive, he'll release the darkest side of his concealed identity. A dark side with few boundaries--and even fewer loyalties.Black Flagged lays the foundation for a gritty, high-octane series exploring the serpentine link between covert operations and government agency politics.Fans of Ludlum and Thor alike will revel in this new Black Ops series. Limited time! Buy the Black Flagged Bundle (Books 1-3) for $9.99 (40% discount)!Prequel: Black Flagged AlphaBook 1: Black Flagged ReduxBook 2: Black Flagged ApexBook 3: Black Flagged Vektor

Extreme Measures

Author: Vince Flynn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847376282

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2457

With Mitch Rapp away on assignment in Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy turns to his protege, Mike Nash. Nash has served his government honourably for sixteen years, first as an officer in the Marine Corps, then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Mitch Rapp, never wavering in his fight against the jihads and their culture of death. Fighting the War on Terror in secret, he has been forced to lie to everyone he cares about, including his wife and children. He has soldiered on secure in the knowledge that his hard work and lethal tactics have saved the lives of thousands. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him . . . Look out for the new Vince Flynn novel, The Survivor, available now.

Dead Aim

Author: Iris Johansen

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553584383

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 4773

During a gut-wrenching assignment photographing a disaster, photojournalist Alex Graham begins to suspect that the "natural" catastrophe had really been a case of premeditated mass murder, but when the former military assassin assigned to protect her reveals his own lethal agenda, Alex finds herself torn between two deadly situations. Reprint.

Pursuit of Honor

A Novel

Author: Vince Flynn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416595171

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8205

After his team member, Mike Nash, witnesses a terror attack in Washington, D.C., CIA superagent Mitch Rapp must pursue the al Qaeda terrorists responsible as he fights a covert war that can never be discussed, even with the government's own political leaders.

High Treason

Author: John Gilstrap

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786030208

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3338

"Gilstrap will leave you breathless."--Harlan Coben "Gilstrap pushes every thriller button."--San Francisco Chronicle "Rocket-paced suspense."--Jeffery Deaver "A great hero, a really exciting series."--Joseph Finder First Lady Anna Darmond has been kidnapped in a bloody gunfight. It's an unthinkable crime that, if revealed, could cause public panic, so hostage rescue specialist Jonathan Grave and his team must operate in absolute secrecy. But the mission is not all it seems. There are shadows in Mrs. Darmond's past. Cracks in the presidential marriage. Leaks in the country's critical shields of security. As Grave tracks the missing First Lady through a labyrinth of lies and murder, he confronts a traitor at the highest level of Washington power--and a devastating scheme to bring a nation to its knees. . . Praise for John Gilstrap "One of the finest thriller writers on the planet." --Tess Gerritsen "Gilstrap is the go-to guy among thriller writers." --John Ramsey Miller "If you like Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, you'll love John Gilstrap."--Gayle Lynds