On the celebrated Greek island of Mykonos, a legendary nightclub owner is found in his home¿bludgeoned to death. In his lifetime he had helped transform Mykonos from an obscure, impoverished Aegean island into a world-renowned summertime playground for the world´s rich and powerful, which made the Mykonian people some of the wealthiest in Greece. All evidence points to obvious killers, but the murder has put into play some long-hidden, politically explosive secrets and drawn a dangerous foreign investor to the island paradise. Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, feared head of Greece´s special crimes division, is certain there is a far more complex solution to the murder, and he vows to find it. His quest for answers, amid the entrenched cultural contradictions that give Mykonos so much of its magic, has him battling ruthless opportunists preying on his country´s weakened financial condition. And he soon learns that there is an unexpected high price to pay for his curiosity as he becomes locked in a war with a powerful, clandestine international force willing to do whatever it takes to recast and control Mykonos - no matter what the cost, no matter who must die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001532/bk_bbca_001532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her enemy will stop at nothing for control … and everything is not enoughA horrific crime shatters Lisa Harper’s idyllic childhood. Her father is dead and her desperate mother, Annie, quickly marries Dutch Hauk, an abusive monster who soon reveals his hatred for Lisa. To protect her, Annie defies her ruthless husband and forfeits custody to a trusted friend. Enraged, Dutch vows to keep Annie and Lisa apart—and he does. Years later, though keenly aware of Dutch’s evil intent, Lisa and her mother seize a chance to be a family, safe in a home where love dwells. But they fail to fathom how far Dutch will go to keep his vow.Determined to control his women, Dutch proves resourceful. His associates in crime are feared at the highest levels across the globe—and for Lisa they plan a fate worse than death. Yet she too has formidable connections: ones like former Special Operations officer Mark Taylor. Burdened by his own traumatic past, Mark has loved Lisa from afar. Now, for Lisa and her mother to survive, Mark must risk his life—and even more difficult for him, he must trust God—as one question haunts them all: Can Mark and Lisa untangle these deadly ties before it’s too late? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorothy Dillingham Blue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002525/bk_rand_002525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One night, two crimes. A grisly murder. A vicious sex attack. DS Ewan Striker is the best detective on the force. Unconventional and uncompromising, he is respected and feared in equal amounts. Tag Westland is a rookie. A rich boy who has realised that being a cop is not as glamorous as he first thought. In fact, he has his resignation in his pocket. These two unlikely crime fighters are thrown together as it becomes apparent that each of their investigations are inextricably linked to something even more evil: a major terrorist attack. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Camm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004470/bk_howe_004470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Ketchum was born in 1863 on a farm near the fringe of the Texas frontier. At the age of nine, he found himself an orphan and was raised by his older brothers. In his mid-twenties he left home for the life of an itinerant trail driver and ranch hand. He returned to Texas, murdered a man, and fled. Soon afterwards, he and his brother Sam killed two men in New Mexico. A year later, he and two other former cowboys robbed a train in Texas. The career of the Ketchum Gang was under way. In their day, these men were the most daring of their kind, and the most feared. They were accused of crimes that were not theirs, but their proven record is long and lurid. Their downfall was brought about by what one editor called ´´the magic of the telephone and telegraph,´´ by quarrels between themselves, and by their reckless defiance of ever-mounting odds. Jeffrey Burton has been researching the story of the Ketchum Gang and related outlaws for more than forty years. He has mined unpublished sources, family records, personal reminiscences, trial transcripts and other court papers, official correspondence and reports, census returns, and contemporary newspapers to sort fact from fiction and provide the definitive truth about Ketchum and numerous other outlaws, including Will Carver, Ben Kilpatrick, and Butch Cassidy. The book is published by University of North Texas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Utley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087917/bk_acx0_087917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In an isolated olive grove on the idyllic Aegean island of Tinos, revered by religious pilgrims around the world as the Lourdes of Greece, two bodies charred beyond recognition are discovered, chained together amid bits and pieces of an incinerated Greek flag. An enraged press screams for justice for the unknown victims, until the dead are identified as gypsies, after which the story simply fades away. Is it a gypsy clan war, a hate crime, or something else? With no one seeming to care, the government has no interest in resurrecting unwanted media attention by a search for answers to such ethnically charged questions and orders the investigation closed. However, Inspector Andreas Kaldis, feared head of Greece’s special crimes division, has other plans. He presses on in his inimitable, impolitic style to unravel a mystery that reveals even more dead, uncovers a modern secret society rooted in two-hundred-year-old traditions, and spawns a nagging suspicion that the answers lie in the sudden influx of non-Greeks and gypsies to Tinos. It is there, on Tinos, that Kaldis learns of priceless hoards of gold, silver, art, and precious gems quietly amassed over centuries out of the offerings of grateful pilgrims. He has found a motive for murder and an irresistible temptation for robbery. All that is left for Andreas to do is find the killers before more die, stop the robbery of the century, and get married in the process. Jeffrey Siger was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He practiced law until giving it up to write full time in Mykonos, Greece. His other home is a farm outside of New York City. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005032/bk_blak_005032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The handsome but arrogant Lord Charles Hawksborough desperately wanted to catch the infernally insolent thief who had held him up at pistol point on the King´s Highway and ridden off with his family´s inheritance and jewels. Hawksborough just as desperately tried not to want the piquant and penniless Miss Amanda Colby when this young lady and her twin brother came to stay at his London townhouse at the height of the social season. Hawksborough feared his own desire for this slip of a girl when he was about to wed the most beautiful and more suitable Lady Mary Dane. Meanwhile, Amanda feared he would discover she was the thief before she could atone for the crime. Whatever was to happen, it was clear that neither was prepared for what was to take place in this bewildering labyrinth of love and larceny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Cass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001503/bk_twuk_001503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who is the Spider? More just than the law. More dangerous than the underworld! Hated, wanted, and feared by both! Alone and desperate, he wages a deadly one-man war against the supercriminal whose long-planned crime coup will snuff a thousand lives! Can the Master of Men prevent this slaughter of innocents? Celebrated crime author R. T. M. Scott introduces the sinister Spider in his premiere case. Go with criminologist Richard Wentworth during his first electrifying adventure, in which the avenging arachnid crosses swords with the malevolent mastermind known by the cryptic signature of Mr. X as...The Spider Strikes! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Santa Maria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001121/bk_drms_001121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular...until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can´t ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life.Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated...and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime - for which they must pay the ultimate price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reinders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000714/bk_brll_000714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Departed gets a modern upgrade with the injection of cybercrime and four sexy Irish mob brothers fighting to stay alive amidst drug deals and FBI probes. Cian MacFarlane is the oldest son of Chicago´s reigning crime family. Now the defacto boss of the organization after his father´s retirement, Cian is feared by his enemies and revered by his brothers. But what if Cian isn´t all he seems to be? What if his end game isn´t to maintain his father´s empire but to topple it? As the MacFarlanes broker a deal with the owner of the world´s largest dark website, Cian brokers a deal with the FBI. But when he meets Lila Rodriguez, a genius hacker working with the dark web, his feelings for her only make life more complex. Determined to save his brothers, even if it means sacrificing himself, Cian lives moment to moment in a deadly underworld of cybercrime, drug deals, federal agents, and a vengeful parent who won´t hesitate to remind his oldest son what it means to be a MacFarlane. Through it all, Cian fights for his brothers to make it out of Chicagoland crime. But will the pieces fall into place before his breath of deceit is discovered? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033716/bk_adbl_033716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eleventh-century Iceland. One night in the darkness of winter, two friends set out on an adventure but end up killing a man. Kjaran, a travelling poet who trades songs for food and shelter, and Gunnar, a feared warrior, must make a choice: conceal the deed or confess to the crime and pay the blood price to the family. But their decision leads to a brutal feud: one man is outlawed, free to be killed by anyone without consequence, the other remorselessly hunted by the dead man´s kin. Set in a world of ice and snow, it is an epic story of exile and revenge, of duels and betrayals and two friends struggling to survive in a desolate landscape, where honour is the only code that men abide by. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leighton Pugh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032613/bk_adbl_032613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.