Author: Colin Harrison
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2010-01-04
Jin Li, the beautiful young manager of a Manhattan office-cleaning firm, is on the run. She has been 'disposing' of valuable information from top corporations, and now the people she has stolen from are desperate for revenge. Meanwhile, the mysterious Ray Grant, Jin Li's former lover, is tracked down by her ruthless brother Chen and offered an impossible choice: help Chen find Jin Li, or place his own father in danger. As the hunt for Jin Li gathers pace, the stakes are high on all sides. Will Ray find her before her enemies do? Can Chen and his Shanghai 'associates' be trusted to keep their word? And what is the secret that could affect them all? In this sizzling story of manipulation and revenge, Colin Harrison, author of The Havana Room and Manhattan Nocturne, keeps you guessing - and breathless - until the very last page.
Author: Alex Woolf
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Introducing Waldo Mars – former model, failed inventor, and the best finder east of Alpha Centauri, or at least Uxbridge. Waldo is impeded, rebuked and generally resented at every turn by his put-upon assistant, Rose Duvalle. And if he isn’t fighting with Rose, he is having to indulge the delusions of his bizarre clientele. There’s Reg, for example, who’s mislaid his Tuesday. And Tom, who’s mislaid himself. And Gerald, who’s lost a little patch of his study – just a small, cube-shaped area, right in the middle… Where do these people come from, and what Waldo wouldn’t give for a straightforward case from time to time! An amusing, intriguing and surreal set of mystery stories about a finder who frequently feels a little lost.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Woude’ Wood grew up in the inner city housing projects near 55th street. In the Cedar/Central neighborhood, his father died at 52. His biological mother also died when he was six years old. Woude’ credits his second mother, Lillian, as the person who instilled in him the will and determination to survive and succeed in life. He graduated from East Tech High School, the same school that famed Olympians Jesse Owens and Harrison Dillard graduated from. He struggled for many years with alcohol and heroin addiction. He attended Cuyahoga Community College and Capital University, earning his degree at 38. He retired from Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division as a probation officer. Wood is an avid runner. He currently lives in Bay Village, Ohio.
A man with an unusual talent for finding lost objects searches for the man that kidnapped and assaulted his young niece. The search and chase leads him across half the nation to a large metropolitan area where his senses tell him the culprit is hiding. During his search, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful widow. The culprit is a sly and cunning adversary and leads the hunter on a long and arduous chase.
Author: Steven Saylor
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Gordianus the Finder, famed detective of Ancient Rome, returns in a riveting of stories. Nine tales of murder and intrigue take him from the seamy streets of Rome to elegant villas on the Bay of Naples, from the spectacular backdrop of a chariot race to a domestic dispute with his Egyptian concubine Bethesda. In the title story a beautiful Nubian actress begs Gordianus to solve an impossible problem: how can she have just seen her beloved brother in the market place when she had previously watched him die a gruesome death as a gladiator?
Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present four more story arcs of Carla Speed McNeil's groundbreaking series in a single, affordably priced volume! * This second of two Finder Library volumes collects the multiple Eisner Award-nominated story arcs Dream Sequence, Mystery Date, The Rescuers, and Five Crazy Women.
With tainted meat the weapon and corporate greed the motive, The Knowland Retribution is an extremely topical suspense-revenge thriller. Walter Sherman, a/k/a the Locator, is a tracker who honed his skills in Vietnam. The colorful cast of characters also includes Sherman's two friends--a bartender with a mysterious past and an old black man who smokes like a chimney; a feisty young woman who writes obituaries for the New York Times; a southern lawyer who has lost everything and has only one thing to live for; and a group of Wall Street investment bankers who make a deadly decision. The action takes the reader from a tiny Caribbean bar on the island of St. John to the editorial boardroom of the New York Times, from the gleaming skyline of Atlanta to the isolation of northern New Mexico, from Adirondack hideouts to Manhattan suites to Mississippi backwoods. This complex and compelling mystery thriller is the first in a series featuring Walter Sherman as the Locator.
Author: Steven Saylor
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Wonderfully entertaining mystery stories set in the world of the acclaimed ROMA SUB ROSA series. It is the Rome of the Late Republic, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble - and dead bodies. Known to many as the one man in the ancient world who can both keep a secret and uncover one, Gordianus lays bare some of his most intriguing adventures in this new volume in Steven Saylor's highly acclaimed mystery series. In 'Little Caesar and the Pirates', Gordianus must act as a go-between for kidnappers, but he begins to wonder who is really being held hostage; in 'The Alexandrian Cat', a mischievous girl and a tell-tale sneeze reveal an ingenious plot of murder and thievery; and in 'The House of the Vestals', blackmail goes horribly wrong and there is no one to take the blame. The result is an engrossing collection of finely wrought mystery tales with all the suspense and craft that are the trademark of Saylor's work.
Maxumilian is a student at Thorne Elementary school. He is now in third grade. He shared this story when he was just beginning second grade after losing a ring from a classmate’s party. Maxumilian wanted to share this story with all his friends and children in primaries all over the world.
Seth Kish is restless. Bored with life on the farming borderlands of the Elf nation, he dreams of a more exciting life. When a violent raiding party attacks his village, however, it’s more excitement than the young elf had imagined. He is sent for aid, but when things don’t go as planned, he quickly finds himself alone, unprepared, and in grave danger. Before he knows it, he is embroiled in a dangerous conflict between nations; stalked by an ageless, homicidal wizard; and menaced by unimaginable creatures. As he fights to survive he uncovers secrets from his family’s past, the first of several trials he will endure on the path to becoming a man. He must travel through perilous lands and find a way to outwit beings of powerful magic that threaten everyone he loves. In his quest he’ll turn to the help of brave new friends and rely on reserves of strength he didn’t know he possessed. Each decision, each interaction, each escape brings him ever closer to the one confrontation he dreads. Along his inexorable but mystical transformation from boy to man, Seth must learn the true value of integrity, the thrill of love, and the honor of sacrifice as he grows toward his destiny.
Rhan knows what it means to bear the daemon’s visible mark. The Empire claimed and culled his childhood friend, and he has never forgiven the government for its callousness. When Rhan is assigned to help Imperial soldiers find a dangerous heretic, he is hard-pressed to keep his opinions—and his invisible advantages—to himself.
Author: Joseph Finder
Release Date: 2017-06-13
A simple mix up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions in New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder’s timely, electrifying new thriller. Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn’t notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she’s come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Both know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer. If those documents wind up in the wrong hands, it could be Snowden 2.0—and her career in politics will be over. She needs to recover the MacBook before it’s too late. When Will fails to gain Tanner’s cooperation, he is forced to take measures to retrieve the laptop before a bigger security breach is revealed. He turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help. In the meantime, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own methods, darker still—and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.
Carter Owens was leading a charmed life, devoting his time to soccer, the game he loves. Academically and athletically gifted, popular at his middle school, and blessed with a loving family, things couldn't be better for him, until suddenly his world is torn apart by tragedy. His younger sister disappears without a trace. His family life begins to unravel and swirls further out of control after his grandfather passes away. Carter inherits his grandfather's stamp collection. As he examines it, he uncovers shocking technology hidden within the stamps, and he realizes they might be the key to finding out what happened to his sister. Join Carter and his closest friends Alex, Vic, and Ellery as they begin revealing the dark secrets surrounding Carter's missing sibling and start down a path leading them toward an ancient conspiracy masterminded by powerful adversaries. Along the way they have some amazing adventures, interact with dinosaurs, meet soccer legends, and witness the birth of the United States. The Fight for the Future trilogy is written at an upper middle grade level, but it is enjoyable for readers of all ages