Mitchell McDeere, raised in the coal-mining region of rural Kentucky, has worked hard to get where he is: third in his class at Harvard Law. He´s young. He´s bright. He´s ambitious. Mitch could have his pick of the big firms in New York and Chicago, but he´s chosen the Memphis tax firm Bendini, Lambert, & Locke. They´re selective. They pay outrageous salaries. They have a turnover rate of zero. And Mitch is about to find out why. Several events fuel Mitch´s suspicions: 2 of the partners die in a suspicious diving accident off Grand Cayman; the senior partners seem unduly proud of the fact that no one has ever resigned; and security measures at the office are, even for a company with billionaire clients, more than a little extreme. Then Mitch makes an explosive discovery: The firm is owned and operated by the most powerful organized crime family in Chicago. Even as Mitch discovers the truth, he finds himself caught between the FBI, who wants an informant inside the firm, and the firm itself, which will make him a very rich man - or a very dead one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D.W. Moffett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000053/bk_bant_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´He could feel it in the blackness, a difference in atmosphere, a sense of evil, of things hidden.´ Amy Snowden, in middle age, has long since settled into a lonely life in the Yorkshire town of Gunnarshaw, until - to her neighbours´ surprise - she suddenly marries a much younger man. Months later Amy is found dead - apparently by her own hand - and her husband, Wright, has disappeared. Sergeant Caleb Cluff - silent, watchful, a man at home in the bleak moorland landscape of Gunnarshaw - must find the truth about the couple´s unlikely marriage and solve the riddle of Amy´s death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002559/bk_isis_002559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After the sudden disappearance of two high-priced detectives, former Indianapolis cop Frank Behr, the brooding private investigator introduced in David Levien´s nationally acclaimed novel City of the Sun, is pulled into a case that is harrowing, relentless, and, ultimately, personal.Early in the dark, Indianapolis morning, Frank Behr´s friend and mentor is murdered with no motive and no trace of evidence left behind. Behr, a quiet, mountainous former cop, thirsts for answers and retaliation. But before he can make headway in the dead-end investigation, an exclusive private firm approaches him with a delicate proposition: two of its detectives have gone missing, and the firm wants Behr to find out what happened to them. Prodded to take the case by his old boss, the Indianapolis chief of police who holds the strings to Frank´s possible return to the force, Behr accepts.The search for the missing detectives takes Behr into the recesses of Indianapolis´ underworld, a place rife with brutality and vice and a stark contrast to the city´s gentle public image. As Behr calls on old street contacts and his hard-boiled investigative skills, he is led deeper into a twisted society of organized crime and an unknown landscape of ´´pea-shake´´ houses, low-rent, transient gambling rings staged in condemned buildings around the city.Unexpectedly, Behr uncovers a shocking thread connecting the missing detectives to his friend´s brutal murder, and, in the process, Behr is forced to confront an ominous, deadly new breed of crime family.Introduced in City of the Sun, Frank Behr instantly attracted critical attention and a devoted fan base, and Where the Dead Lay places Behr on a broader, edgier stage. This extraordinary crime novel stands with the best of Michael Connelly and Lee Child, featuring a brilliantly drawn, ruthless criminal family whom readers will not soon forget, and showcasing the immense talents of David Levien. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001901/bk_rand_001901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Ruby and Verity met as girls, they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, they became firm friends. However, fortunes are not set in stone, and soon the girls find their situations reversed. As Ruby goes up in the world, Verity encounters more and more tragedy, but still the girls remain large parts of each other´s lives. That is until one day in 1938, when Ruby says the terrible words ´you´re dead to me´, and it looks like their friendship might be over for good.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000787/bk_pauk_000787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whose side are you on? Do I know Billie Brooke? Do I know Billie? How am I supposed to answer that? Billie May Brooke and me have been best, true, forever friends since we were in the same antenatal class in our mums´ tums when we were minus six months old. Thera Emily Kathryn Wilde is 11 years, 3 months, 5 days, 17 hours, and 32 minutes old when she´s asked by a policewoman if she knows Billie Brooke. She´s always had what might politely be called a mind of her own, and she´s a firm believer in the adage that if you want something doing, then you should do it yourself. So, when it subsequently turns out that Billie has been murdered, it´s no surprise that Thera decides it´s her duty - as Billie´s official best friend and the last-person-but-one to see her alive - to find the killer and avenge her death. Aided in her quest by a Ouija board, Billie´s ghost and the spirits of four other dead girls, Thera is determined. The trouble is that when Thera sets her mind to something, there´s every chance she´ll succeed. Even if she has no idea what she´s getting into. Tense, visceral and endearing, Dead Girls is the new novel from Abigail Tarttelin, the critically acclaimed author of Golden Boy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Sobey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001287/bk_macm_001287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They say that blood is thicker than water - but just how far should you go for a sister? When ace lawyer Bennie Rosato´s twin sister returns to Philadelphia, she knows that trouble is on the horizon. At the same time, Bennie´s law firm is in trouble, so she takes on a potentially lucrative class action suit to try to save the day. It could be make or break - both for her family and her firm. Then a mysterious stranger appears just in time to help Bennie in the fight of her life, for her life. Full of pace, suspense, and laugh-out-loud humour, best-selling New York Times author Lisa Scottoline is back, with one of her strongest books ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Haydn Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000320/bk_macm_000320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She got the job, will she get the boss too? After a successful interview, Laura Hobbs gets the job as Phillip Dunbar´s submissive legal assistant. She´s not looking for love and she knows better than to fall for the powerful head Dom with a reputation for not keeping admins longer than a year. As she undergoes training at his very firm hand, however, she finds herself drawn to him. Phillip Dunbar likes to keep it in the office where he´s in complete control. A very busy man who´s been burned before, he´s not in the market for a committed relationship. Something about Laura, however, intrigues him, and brings out feelings he thought long dead. If she gets too close, will he send her packing like the others? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056699/bk_acx0_056699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love. For five years, Charis has survived all the Church of God Awaiting and the corrupt men who control it have thrown at the island empire. The price has been high and paid in blood. Despite its chain of hard-fought naval victories, Charis is still on the defensive. It can hold its own at sea, but if it is to survive, it must defeat the Church upon its own ground. Yet how does it invade the mainland and take the war to a foe whose population outnumbers its own 15 to one? How does it prevent that massive opponent from rebuilding its fleets and attacking yet again? Charis has no answer to those questions, but needs to find one… quickly. The Inquisition’s brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming more and more innocent lives. Its agents are fomenting rebellion against the only mainland realms sympathetic to Charis. Religious terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empire’s subjects. Assassins stalk the Emperor and Empress, their allies and advisers, and an innocent young boy, not yet 11 years old, whose father has already been murdered. And Merlin Athrawes, the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, has finally learned what sleeps beneath the far-off Temple in the Church of God Awaiting’s city of Zion. The men and women fighting for human freedom and tolerance have built a foundation for their struggle in the Empire of Charis with their own blood, but will that foundation be firm enough to survive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001289/bk_aren_001289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.