It's the Fourth of July weekend at the prestigious West Heart country club. Gathered for cocktails on the first evening are just some of the guests: the club president, the treasurer, the snooping schoolboy, the bereaved father, the taciturn caretaker, the prospective member...
And there will also be a body.
And a private detective.
And a fiendish mystery to solve.
But everything else is all to play for.
And you are about to find out that you have a role to play in this mystery too...
Retired from the Army's most prestigious special ops force, Travis Devine is now part of an elite undercover team in Homeland Security. But when he's brought in by DC Emerson Campbell to investigate the murder of a young woman, he quickly learns that this case is more personal than most.
Four days earlier Jennifer Silkwellwas found dead on the rocks of the Maine coastline. A high ranking analyst for the CIA, she had knowledge of national security secrets that would be valuable to a number of enemies. And her Senator father once saved DC Emerson Campbell's life.
Knowing how much is riding on the case, Devine packs his bags and heads for the small town of Potter in Maine. But small towns can harbourbig secrets, and not everyone wants to share them with outsiders.
Not when there's a killer on the loose . . .
THE FIRST PHONE CALL SHOCKS A FAMILY
A box of photo albums is found in the attic of a house in Hofn, a small fishing village on the
south coast of Iceland. The new owners return it to the man who sold them the house, along with a muddied child's shoe with a name written on the sole: Salvor. The man is baffled; they never knew anyone called that. Shortly after the phone rings - it's the nursing home where his mother, an Alzheimer's patient, lives. She's suffered a heart attack and the doctors don't expect her to live much longer. The nurse asks him to let his sister, Salvor, know as well. Their mother has been asking for her.
THE SECOND TRACKS TWO MISSING COUPLES
Johanna is a member of a search and rescue team in Hofn and she's searching for two couples from Reykjavik. Their phones' last location has been pinpointed as the road leading up into the highlands. It's far from clear why these people would have made such a risky trip in the middle of the harsh winter, and they soon find the first dead body. More troubling, Johanna senses her team is being tracked out in the snow.
A THIRD FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE?
Hjorvar works at the Stokksnes Radar Station in the highlands. He is alone when the phone connected to the gate rings. It's the first time it's done so since he began working there five months ago. He picks up the phone but can hear only interference and what sounds like a child's voice asking for her mother.
How are these events connected? And what may be searching for its prey out on the ice?
It was one of Sweden's most notorious unsolved cases- two young boys abducted and murdered, their bodies brutally, artistically arranged.
But eight years later, when two other boys are found in similar circumstances, it looks like the killer might be back - this time in neighbouring Norway.
Led by veteran detective Holger Munch, the investigating police are baffled. There are no clues, no leads to follow. In desperation, Munch drafts in a trainee from the Police Academy, Mia Kruger, a young woman with an uncanny ability to see beyond the facts. Little does he know that Mia is battling her own demons and will soon find that her life and that of the case are entwined in ways no one could have imagined....
From the internationally bestselling author of I'm Travelling Alone, comes another mesmerically chilling psychological tale of cat and mouse where the hunter may not know that they have become the hunted before it's too late...
France, May 1940. As the German army blitzes Europe, a curator must take a mysterious cargo out of the country. When his intended ship sinks, his cargo's uncertain fate rests on a decrepit steamer, sailing under German fire.
Decades later, a diving expedition leads Dirk Pitt to a shipwreck's cache of uncut diamonds. No sooner than discovered, the diamonds are stolen - all while vital water treatment facilities around the globe are being targeted, placing humanity in grave peril.
Only Dirk Pitt can locate the treasure that will preserve the soul of a nation... and save the world from catastrophe.
Olive Anderson is dining alone at a hotel when a glamourous stranger joins her table, pretending to be her wife. What starts as a thrilling game quickly turns into something dangerous. But as much as the fake wife has her secrets, Olive just might have more . . .
When an American Airlines plane explodes in the sky, detectives Alex Cross and John Sampson are first on the scene. They don't hear the gunfire. At first.
It soon becomes clear that the plane was taken down by a rare, stolen machine gun. The list of people who could operate the weapon is short. And time runs even shorter.
But this isn't the only case the pair must solve. They're also tracking a serial killer who's ambushing young men in what the media are calling the 'Dead Hours' murders.
With two killers and two different motives, Cross and Sampson are in a deadly race against time . . .
On a stunningly beautiful stretch of coastline, a young mother is brutally murdered. The only witness to the crime, her daughter Gabby, is left in a coma, fighting for her life ...
DS Lucas Walker has just arrived in Surfers Paradise for some much-needed recovery after injuries sustained in his last investigation. But he is soon pulled into the dark twists and turns of this home invasion gone wrong, vowing to find the men responsible.
As Walker digs deeper into the dark underbelly of this shimmering city by the ocean, a case from his own past resurfaces, with deadly consequences.
And as eight-year-old Gabby wakes in her hospital bed, Walker is in a race against time to stop those responsible for her mother's murder before they return to silence her forever ...
Don't miss the next instalment in the tense and gripping DS Walker series. Fans of Jane Harper, Cara Hunter and Chris Whitaker will be hooked from the very first page until the final breathtaking conclusion.