It is February 1983, and Berlin is a divided city with a miles-long barricade separating east from west. But the city isn't the only thing that is divided. Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain. Bound by love and separated by circumstance, their only chance for a life together lies in a high-risk escape. But will Stefan find the courage to leap? Or will forces beyond his control stand in his way?
Panic --- a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher --- began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations and the possibility of first love for each of them --- and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.
Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped.
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on an autumn canoe trip with her friends and their daughters. On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs have taken her companions captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed or flown out of the country.
The Cold War --- a terrifying time when nuclear war between the world's two superpowers was an ever-present threat, an all-too-real possibility that could be set off at the touch of a button --- provides a chilling backdrop to this collection of all-new short stories from today's most celebrated mystery writers. Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson have joined forces to bring us 20 tales of paranoia, espionage and psychological drama.
Duluth PD Lieutenant Jonathan Stride discovers a young woman, Cat Mateo, hiding in his bedroom. Cat is the daughter of a woman he tried and failed to protect from a violent husband years ago. When Cat asks Stride for protection from a mysterious person she claims is trying to kill her, Stride is driven by guilt and duty to help her. But should he be afraid for --- or of --- this damaged girl?
State investigator Kirk Stevens and his occasional colleague, FBI special agent Carla Windermere, witness the assassination of one of the state’s wealthiest men. The events of that day will lead Stevens and Windermere across the country, down countless blind alleys, and finally to a very flourishing 21st-century enterprise: a high-tech murder-for-hire social media website. But just who has the dead-eyed shooter targeted next…and who’s choosing his victims?
Dr. Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, teamed up with journalist Joel Warner on a far-reaching search for the secret behind humor. Their journey spanned the globe, from New York to Japan, from Palestine to the Amazon. Meanwhile, the duo conducted their own humor experiments along the way --- to wince-worthy, hilarious and illuminating results.
Chloe is a magazine editor in London who is embarking on an exciting romance with James, her handsome publisher. Maggie is a freelance magazine writer living in a quaint English village…and she is James's wife. Chloe and Maggie's perspectives on this complicated romantic triangle are told in alternating chapters as the affair progresses.