Dead Level

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503933095

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the wife of parliamentary candidate Tom Perry is brutally murdered in an apparent burglary gone wrong. With the by-election campaign about to start in earnest, and the festive season in full swing, torrential rain brings with it flood warnings on the Somerset Levels. Suspended on full pay and transferred to the cold case unit, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is languishing on the sidelines as the investigation into Elizabeth Perry's murder unravels and the floodwaters rise. Returning to duty, Dixon is convinced that the answer lies hidden in Tom Perry's political life, but why was Elizabeth the target and not her husband? The more Dixon uncovers, the further he is from finding the truth.... Dead Level is the fifth novel in Damien Boyd's addictive DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.

As the Crow Flies

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477821039

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

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Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell. As the body count rises, Dixon bends the rules to breaking point to lure out a killer and unravel a conspiracy of silence that will rock the sleepy town of Burnham-on-Sea to its core.

Death Sentence

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503939691

Category:

Page: 344

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The highly anticipated new book in the bestselling DI Nick Dixon Crime Series. The body of an elderly man is found in an abandoned World War Two pillbox beside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. With no obvious motive and no credible suspect, DI Nick Dixon starts digging into the victim's past. The more he digs, the deeper Dixon is drawn into a case that takes him from the cave systems beneath rural Somerset to the heart of government, and threatens to expose a military cover-up at the highest level. Blocked by a wall of silence, Dixon must unravel a dangerous conspiracy before the killer strikes again.

Dead Lock

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781542047029

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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Early on a cold Somerset morning, ten year old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it's her mother's boyfriend the police are keen to trace. As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair. Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead. At odds with his superiors, Dixon is convinced the child abductions are anything but random, but nobody is prepared for the investigation to lead quite so close to home. Can Dixon and his team crack the case before all the suspects are silenced? And will he find the missing girls before it's too late?

Head in the Sand

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477821046

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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The discovery of a severed head in a golf course bunker triggers a frantic race to find a serial killer that brings the town of Burnham-on-Sea to a standstill. A connection is made with a series of unsolved murders harking back to the 1970s, and Detective Inspector Nick Dixon finds himself caught in a race against time that takes him the length and breadth of the country. The brutal killing of an elderly man raises the stakes and, as he closes in, Dixon begins to question whether he is chasing one serial killer or two. Head in the Sand is the second novel in the highly acclaimed DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.

Heads Or Tails

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781542046619

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The highly anticipated seventh novel in the bestselling DI Nick Dixon Crime Series. A man has been mutilated and left to drown on the incoming tide, handcuffed in his van. With the murder bearing a striking resemblance to a string of sadistic killings carried out with surgical precision in 1990s gangland Manchester, it can mean only one thing: the killer is back. Transferred to the Major Investigation Team, DI Nick Dixon is assigned a new partner and sent to Manchester. Meanwhile, the gruesome murders in Somerset continue. Convinced of a connection with the unsolved gangland killings, and with the odds stacked against him, Dixon takes the ultimate gamble, determined to bring the killer to justice before it's too late. But is it the same killer? If so, why has he resurfaced now? And how many more must die?

Swansong

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477828601

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is sent undercover as a trainee teacher at a boarding school to find the killer of Isobel Swan, a murdered sixth form student. To find the killer, Dixon must first confront his inner demons and lay to rest the ghosts lurking in his own past.

Kickback

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477821053

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A trainee jockey has been kicked to death by an aggressive stallion at the local stables. Deemed an accidental death, the case is closed. But when the jockey's brother returns from active service, he sparks an armed siege, demanding the investigation be re-opened and the truth uncovered. Still recovering from the physical and mental scars of his last case, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is dragged deep into a murky world of betting scams and murder, where people will do anything to keep their secrets. Even if that means silencing a DI who keeps asking the wrong questions about the wrong dead jockey... Kickback is the third novel in the highly acclaimed DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.

The Hard Way

A Jack Reacher Novel

Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440336051

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Bad Luck and Trouble. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth—and save two innocent lives—is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way…. Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he’ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance—because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world. On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer’s past…and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He’s beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he’s already in way too deep to stop now.

The Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547601204

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award

Death Message

A Collins and Griffiths Detective Novel

Author: Kate London

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1782396179

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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October 1987: the morning after the Great Storm. Fifteen-year-old Tania Mills walks out her front door and disappears. Twenty-seven years later her mother still prays for her return. DS Sarah Collins in the Met's Homicide Command is determined to find out what happened, but is soon pulled into a shocking new case and must once again work with a troubled young police officer from her past, Lizzie Griffiths. PC Lizzie Griffiths, now a training detective, is working in the Domestic Violence Unit, known by cops as the 'murder prevention squad'. Called to an incident of domestic violence, she encounters a vicious, volatile man - and a woman too frightened to ask for help. Soon Lizzie finds herself drawn into the centre of the investigation as she fights to protect a mother and daughter in peril. As both cases unfold, Sarah and Lizzie must survive the dangerous territory where love and violence meet.

Underworld

A Novel

Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416595854

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345404475

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Captures the strange world of twenty-first-century Earth, a devastated planet in which sophisticated androids, banned from the planet, fight back against their potential destroyers

The Bodies in the Beach

Author: Paul Stephens

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494291242

Category:

Page: 478

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Faced with an unsolved murder and no clues, Detective Sergeant Mary Miller risks her career by trusting Michael Slade, the eccentric shop worker who seems to know more than he should about the case. There's more to Michael than meets the eye - but does that include being a killer who gets his kicks by playing games with the police? "A rattling good read.""...every time I thought I knew where it was heading, something else would appear to make me think again."- Amazon customer reviews The Bodies in the Beach contains some strong language, and one scene where a character uses sexually disparaging comments as provocation. There are no descriptions of violence or sexual acts.

Framed!

Author: James Ponti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481436317

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Series title extrapolated from hardcover edition.

Behind the Curve

Science and the Politics of Global Warming

Author: Joshua P. Howe

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295805099

Category: Science

Page: 312

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In 1958, Charles David Keeling began measuring the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. His project kicked off a half century of research that has expanded our knowledge of climate change. Despite more than fifty years of research, however, our global society has yet to find real solutions to the problem of global warming. Why? In Behind the Curve, Joshua Howe attempts to answer this question. He explores the history of global warming from its roots as a scientific curiosity to its place at the center of international environmental politics. The book follows the story of rising CO2�illustrated by the now famous Keeling Curve�through a number of historical contexts, highlighting the relationships among scientists, environmentalists, and politicians as those relationships changed over time. The nature of the problem itself, Howe explains, has privileged scientists as the primary spokespeople for the global climate. But while the �science first� forms of advocacy they developed to fight global warming produced more and better science, the primacy of science in global warming politics has failed to produce meaningful results. In fact, an often exclusive focus on science has left advocates for change vulnerable to political opposition and has limited much of the discussion to debates about the science itself. As a result, while we know much more about global warming than we did fifty years ago, CO2 continues to rise. In 1958, Keeling first measured CO2 at around 315 parts per million; by 2013, global CO2 had soared to 400 ppm. The problem is not getting better - it's getting worse. Behind the Curve offers a critical and levelheaded look at how we got here.

From the Cradle

Author: Louise Voss,Mark Edwards

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477825273

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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The first child was taken from her house. The second from his mother's car. The third from her own bedroom... When Helen and Sean Philips go out for the evening, leaving their teenage daughter babysitting little Frankie, they have no idea that they are about to face every parent's greatest fear. Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is hopeful that the three children who have been abducted in this patch of south-west London will be returned safe and well. But when a body is found in a local park, Lennon realizes that time is running out--and that nothing in this case is as it seems.... Blending police procedural with psychological thriller, From the Cradle will have every parent checking that their children are safe in their beds...then checking again. From the Cradle is the first book in the Detective Lennon Thriller Series.

Compensation for Losses from the 9/11 Attacks

Author: Lloyd S. Dixon,Lloyd Dixon,Rachel Kaganoff Stern

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833036919

Category: History

Page: 173

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Examines benefits going to those who were killed or seriously injured in the 9/11 attacks and benefits to individuals and businesses in New York City that suffered losses form the attack on the World Trade Center.

The Devil's Edge

A Cooper & Fry Mystery

Author: Stephen Booth

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062303147

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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When nobody's home, the Savages roam ... The newspapers call them the Savages: a band of home invaders as merciless as they are stealthy. Usually they don't leave a clue—but this time, they've left a body. The first victim is found sprawled on her kitchen floor, blood soaking the terracotta tiles. Before long, another corpse is discovered, dead of fright. As the toll rises, it's up to DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry to track down the killers. But the enemy isn't who they think it is. Beneath the sinister shadow of a mountain ridge called the Devil's Edge, a twisted game is under way, a game more ruthless than the detectives can imagine. Packed with nerve-jangling suspense and moody atmosphere, this is a thriller to rival the very best of Peter Robinson and Peter James.

Being Amber

Author: Sylvia Ryan

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1616504544

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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New Atlanita, #1 Both danger and sex are inescapable in the Amber Zone. Jaci Harmon was born a Sapphire, but after she's summoned to receive her final designation, the testing reveals she carries a gene slated for eradication. Within a day, she's sterilized and dumped in the Amber Zone, where the damaged are corralled away from the rest of New Atlanta. Scared and alone, Jaci would rather die than face her future as an Amber. Born in the Amber Zone, Xander Dimos is a product of a lifetime spent under the oppression of the Repopulation Laws. Decades of suffering have taught the Ambers to make the zone a place where touch, sex, and unconditional acceptance ease the pain of their fate. Jaci has a lot to learn about her new home, and it's Xander's responsibility to guide her through the differences and the dangers safely. With the simmering undercurrents of sexual chemistry growing between them, and in the midst of discovering the Gov's true motives, Jaci and Xander must overcome his secret and accept their love as undeniable. . .even if the time allotted to share it is short. 70,333 Words