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The Honorable Traitors
Coming soon January 30, 2018

Officially, Thomas Laker is an employee of the NSA. His real employer, known as the Gray Outfit, is not listed—anywhere. When a Washington, D.C., insider is killed in a bomb explosion, Laker teams up with cryptographer Ava North on a desperate search for clues. The only thing certain is that another act of terrorism is imminent. Delving into the dangerous past when America was drawn into global conflict, they discover one of history’s greatest—and deadliest—secrets. In the wrong hands it can unleash unimaginable destruction. Now, to keep his homeland from plunging into its darkest hour, Laker will have to defend everything he believes in . . .

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Slaughter (2015)

A beautiful jogger, drained of blood, dismembered, then meticulously reassembled on the the grass in Central Park. Subway derailments, plummeting elevators, collapsing construction cranes, apartment explosions—all creating a bloody, senseless puzzle. Detective Frank Quinn knows that even while the slayer is taunting the cops and the public, he’s also screaming to be caught. But Quinn will have to risk everything he holds precious to bring in this killer. . .

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Frenzy (2014)

Six dead women in a hotel room. Five of them students, still in their teens. Tied up. Tortured. The NYPD recognizes the suspect's signature--three bloody initials carved into each victim's forehead. Ex-cop Frank Quinn has faced this madman before. Both bear scars from their last encounter. Killer and cop, hunter and prey . . . In a deadly game of matched wits, only one can prevail. It's not just about who gets killed. It's about who will survive . . .


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Twist (2013)

Frank Quinn is a decorated ex-cop. A former homicide detective specializing in tracking serial killers. Now his niece, Carlie Hobbs, needs help. Someone is stalking her, and the NYPD can't stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who's been terrorizing women--leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. To win against the most personal adversary of his career, Quinn will have to set the perfect trap. All he needs is the perfect bait. . .

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Pulse (2012)

The killer’s depravity is insatiable. What he does to his victims is unthinkable. Homicide detective turned P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. A demented ritual, it’s the work of Daniel Danielle—a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster. Danielle disappeared ten years ago. Is a copy cat repeating the crimes? Or has Danielle made a deadly return? Either way, this time the killing won’t stop…

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Serial (2011)

She was gagged. Violated. Tortured. Nailing the killer is priority number one and only the best will do—that means Frank Quinn. And Quinn wouldn’t want it any other way. Because he recognizes the victim. Years ago, as a homicide detective, he saved her young life. Now the hunt is on, and deep in his gut, Quinn welcomes it. He knows he’s seeing the work of a truly twisted serial killer. Except it’s not the ritual weapon that makes this killer so disturbing. It’s who he kills—and how he makes them suffer…


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Mister X (2010)

He mutilates his victims. Slices their throats. And carves an X into their flesh. Five years ago, he claimed the lives of six women. Then the killings abruptly stopped—no one knows why. Ex-homicide detective Frank Quinn remembers. Which is why he’s shocked to see one of the dead women in his office. Actually, she’s the identical twin of the last victim, and she wants Quinn to find her sister’s murderer. But when the cold case heats up, it attracts the media spotlight—and suddenly the killings start again…

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Urge to Kill (2009)

Homicide detective Frank Quinn can’t stay retired when a new breed of murdering madman is on the prowl. In a city terrorized by bloody brutality, Quinn and his team hunt a psychopath who lures beautiful women into a night of unbridled passion, then wakes them to a vicious, drawn-out death. Stumbling over a trail of horribly defiled bodies, Quinn can’t seem to catch up to the killer—because the killer is about to catch up to him…


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Night Kills (2008)

Frank Quinn is sure he is hunting for a madman: someone who is shooting young women in the heart, defiling their bodies, leaving only the torsos to be found. Quinn, a former NYPD detective, is called into the case by an ambitious chief of police and mobilizes his team of brilliant law-enforcement misfits. But in the concrete canyons of New York, this shocking serial murder case is turning into something very different...


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In for the Kill (2007)

Accustomed to working on the most grisly homicides, detective Frank Quinn’s nerves don’t rattle easily. But when the last names of the killer’s victims spell out “Q-u-i-n-n,” the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine. Then a fresh victim is linked to the one woman Quinn can’t stop desiring. Hunting down killers is what Quinn does best. But this time, Quinn is up against a psychopath that will test him as never before…


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Chill of Night (2006)

A killer trikes again…And again…A twisted serial killer is stalking the streets of New York City, dealing his own perverse brand of justice. He kills silently, leaving his calling card—a red “J”—on the bodies of his victims. The only man with a shot at finding the killer is tough-as-nails retired NYPD homicide detective Artemis Beam. And he’s more than willing to return to the work he does best. Even better, Beam isn’t officially a cop anymore—so he doesn’t have to play by the rules…


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Fear the Night (2005)

He comes out when the sun goes down. He delivers death from the barrel of a rifle. He’s made New York City his shooting gallery. Men and women, natives and tourists, young and old, have all been his victims. The press has named him The Night Sniper. He taunts those who would try to stop him, threatening to increase the body count unless legendary retired homicide detective Vin Repetto is willing to engage him in a lethal game of cat and mouse.

Repetto paid his dues. Over twenty years on the force, obtaining a captain’s rank, and injured in the line of duty, he’s earned his retirement. Yet he can’t help feeling responsible for the lives The Night Sniper has taken, and will continue to take if his challenge remains unanswered. The decision is snatched from his hands when the next victim is murdered right before Repetto’s eyes. Now, the game is truly set to begin, but The Night Sniper doesn’t realize that they’re playing by Repetto’s rules…

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Darker Than Night (2004)

A killer dubbed “The Night Prowler” has turned the city that doesn’t sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples’ homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves “gifts” for his victims—before taking their lives.

Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn, this isn’t just any job—it’s a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation proceeds, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey: a loan officer and her high-earning husband; a couple who made a killing in the stock market; a pretty actress and her prosperous lover.

With the body count rising, it’s up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman’s past and end his bloody reign. Quinn’s got his work cut out—because in a city the size of New York, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer—or his next target…

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Night Victims (reprint of The Night Spider, 2003)

A computer programmer, a casting director, a call girl. The victims have nothing in common except the manner in which they spent their last night—wrapped in their own bed sheets in a bloody ritual of slow, agonizing death.

For NYPD Captain Thomas Horn, this adversary is unlike any he has met before. Methodical and highly skilled, the killer is always one step ahead, able to enter buildings without detection and leave no trace behind. To stop this deadly rampage, Horn must unlock the secrets of a cunning enemy who is saving his most shocking surprises for last…

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Night Watcher (2002)

Someone is killing wealthy Manhattanites. One by one, the victims are discovered in luxurious high-rise apartments. Bound, gagged—brutally murdered in the “safety” of their own homes, by someone whose modus operandi is as horrifying as anything NYPD Detectives Ben Stack and Rica Lopez have ever seen.

As Stack and Lopez investigate the cruel deaths, they have no idea that they are being watched from the shadows—observed by a cunning murderer picking up all the clues necessary to stay one step ahead of the police while perfecting a deadly craft. And when a pattern slowly emerges, the detectives realize that the killings aren't the random acts of a maniac, but the personal campaign of someone bent on retribution…someone who's been watching closely and knows their case too well. Someone whose vengeance will burn forever.

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The Night Caller (2001)

With its dramatic portrayal of a veteran cop determined to track down his daughter’s killer, it remains a classic of danger and suspense. For this new edition a few technological details have been updated. Sit back and enjoy the ride.


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Final Seconds (with David August, 1998)

Will Harper was an NYPD hero. Then fate, a fiery blast, and departmental politics burned down his career. Now Will is again in the line of fire as a disgraced FBI profiler pulls him back into the action--on a hunt for a serial killer authorities don't even know about yet.

Somewhere out there a man has been following a plan, choosing his victims, learning from his mistakes with every attack as he crisscrosses the country in a pattern that means everything to him. Former FBI legend Harold Addleman has seen the pattern and brought Harper into the case--while the bureau is in dangerous denial. For Harper, holding on to a marriage and a life after police work, the search suddenly turns frantic, bizarre, and personal. Because the killer he's hunting knows exactly who he is, where he's been, and how to take him out of this hunt--forever. . .

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The Ex (1996)

This book was made into the HBO movie of the same name.

David and Molly Jones live with their three-year-old son Michael on Manhattan's Upper West Side. They are devoted to their son and secure in their love for each other. Then Deirdre Grocci invades their lives. Once upon a time, she was David's wife. Their relationship was marked by kinky, violent sex and Deirdre's unsettling mood swings. That was over five years ago. David hasn't thought much about his ex since then. But his ex has been thinking about him...

Leaving a trail of shocking violence behind her, she has moved across the country just to be near David again. Soon, she has moved into the Joneses' apartment building. Made friends with Michael. And begun to convince Molly that she is losing her mind. Most dangerous of all, she lures David back into a world of addictive sex he both craves and fears. Deirdre won't be content to be the other woman forever. She wants David back. This time, for keeps. But there's one force she didn't reckon on: David's wife. To hold on to her family, her sanity, and her life. Molly is willing to go to hell and back. Played out against the teeming backdrop of modern urban life—with all its hidden perils and sudden, random violence—THE EX grabs you and doesn't let go until the explosive climax.

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Single White Female (reprint SWF Seeks Same, 1990)

After a messy break-up, Allie Jones finds herself living alone in her New York City apartment, no one to share her bed with—and more urgently, no one to share her rent. The solution seems clear: she needs a roommate. And Hedra Carlson seems perfect—she’s shy, quiet...safe. But soon Hedra’s disturbing envy of Allie’s looks and social life becomes unsettling. She wears Allie’s clothes, even buys a wig in Allie’s color and style. Then the obscene phone calls begin, Allie’s credit cards vanish, and she discovers Hedra is living a dangerous double life…and far worse. For Hedra’s twisted admiration has no limits, the nightmare has just begun, and there will be a bloody price to pay.

This book was made into motion picture of the same name starring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Jason-Leigh. Directed by Barbet Schroeder.

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