A. In nearly 121 hours, fifty-three lives were lost. Less than two hours later, the city exploded in violence that lasted six days. Ryan gattis tells seventeen interconnected first-person narratives that paint a portrait of modern America itself—laying bare our history, our prejudices, and our complexities.
All Involved: A Novel #ad - On april 29, 1992, a jury acquitted three white los angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue a black man named Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a fourth officer. With characters that capture the voices of gang members, graffiti kids, and nurses caught up in these extraordinary circumstances, firefighters, All Involved is a literary tour de force that catapults this edgy writer into the ranks of such legendary talents as Dennis Lehane and George V.
But there were even more deaths unaccounted for: violence that occurred outside of active rioting sites by those who used the chaos to viciously settle old scores. A gritty and cinematic work of fiction, All Involved vividly re-creates this turbulent and terrifying time, set in a sliver of Los Angeles largely ignored by the media during the riots.
At Your Door: An absolutely gripping crime thriller A DCI Anna Tate Crime Thriller, Book 2Avon #ad - P. Butler. Readers love the dci anna tate series:‘anna Tate is a worthy protagonist; but it's the complex and gripping plot and equally engrossing subplot that is the true star of the show. Lynne patrick, mystery people‘a fantastic book that had me reading frantically’ amazon reviewer‘Nothing in this book happened as I expected and I loved it’ Amazon reviewer‘A fast, pacy book, full of suspense’ Amazon reviewer‘A highly addictive crime series’ Amazon reviewer‘Kept me guessing to the end’ Amazon reviewer .
London is baying for blood – but is there more to holly’s death than at first meets the eye?Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Anna’s missing daughter Chloe, who vanished ten years ago when her father kidnapped her. The case has been cold for what feels like forever – but a phone call brings a brand new lead…Can Anna solve the murder case whilst dealing with her own personal demons? Or is someone from the past planning to get in her way?An addictive new thriller from J.
At Your Door: An absolutely gripping crime thriller A DCI Anna Tate Crime Thriller, Book 2 #ad - Carter, perfect for fans of Heidi Perks and D. S. What happens when the past comes back to kill you?when DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high‐profile investigation involving a prominent MP.
Running from the Devil: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - A breathless, one of the most gripping thrillers I’ve read in a long, hair-raising read, long time. Tess gerritsen, lee child, and daniel silva, new york times bestselling author of The Keepsake A high-octane debut thriller in the tradition of James Rollins, Running From the Devil by Jaime Freveletti starts racing on page one and never slows down for a minute until it crosses the finish line.
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Safe: A NovelMCD #ad - When ghost hits one of his safes, Glasses must hunt him down or be held accountable. In recovery and working as a freelance safecracker for the DEA, the FBI, and any other government agency willing to pay him, Ghost is determined to live clean for the rest of his days. To fix it, all ghost has to do is crack a safe and steal drug money from under the noses of the gangs and the Feds without getting caught.
. And maybe he could, if the most important person in his life hadn’t gotten into serious financial trouble. Winner of the first annual mcintyre’s fine Books Mystery Prize“Safe is a propulsive thriller that confirms Ryan Gattis as one of our most gifted novelists. Michael connelly, author of the wrong side of goodbyeryan gattis' gritty, fast-paced thriller, hurtles readers toward a shocking conclusion that asks the toughest question of all: how far would you go to protect the ones you love?Ricky ‘Ghost’ Mendoza, Safe, Jr.
Safe: A Novel #ad - But glasses is worried about more than just money. Or killed. Rudy ‘glasses’ reyes runs drugs and cleans up messes for the baddest of bad men. Is trying to be good. The heist puts everything in his life at risk—his livelihood, his freedom, even his family.
A Philosophy of Ruin: A NovelHanover Square Press #ad - His family is in debt, and desperate to help them, Oscar agrees to help his student Dawn with a drug run. A philosophy of ruin rumbles with brooding nihilism, then it cracks like a whip, hurtling Oscar and Dawn toward a terrifying threat on the road. His mother, on her way home from Hawaii with Oscar’s father, has died midflight, her body cooling for hours until the plane can land.
Deeply grieving, Oscar feels his life slipping out of his control. An insidehook best Book of the Year“Riveting fun to read. New york times book reviewa TIME Magazine Best Book of SummerA Vol. Mancusi is a writer to watch. Alexander chee, a disenchanted philosophy professor, author of How to Write an Autobiographical NovelA young philosophy professor finds himself in the middle of a drug-running operation after his personal life derails in this taut, white-knuckle debut for fans of Breaking BadOscar Boatwright, receives terrible news.
A Philosophy of Ruin: A Novel #ad - Can oscar halt the acceleration of chaos? or was his fate never in his control?Taut, ferocious and blazingly intelligent, A Philosophy of Ruin is a heart-pounding thrill ride into the darkest corners of human geography, and a philosophical reckoning with the forces that determine our destiny.1 brooklyn book of the montha lithub most anticipated Book of SummerAn Evening Standard Summer Reading PickAn InsideHook Best Book of the Month“An unforgettable debut.
Dodgers: A NovelCrown #ad - It is the story of a young la gang member named east, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys—including East's hothead younger brother—to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.
D. Salinger. The journey takes east out of a city he's never left and into an America that is entirely alien to him, ultimately forcing him to grapple with his place in the world and decide what kind of man he wants to become. Written in stark and unforgettable prose and featuring an array of surprising and memorable characters rendered with empathy and wit, Dodgers heralds the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.
Dodgers: A Novel #ad - Winner of the la times book prize of 2017 for best mystery/thrillerwinner of the cwa goldsboro gold dagger 2016 for best crime novel of the yearwinner of the cwa john Creasey New Blood Dagger 2016 for Best Debut Crime NovelWinner of the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature AwardFinalist for the PEN/Heminghway Award 2017 for Debut FictionLonglisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal 2017 for Excellence in FictionNominated for the Edgar Award 2017 for Best First Novel.
The Curse: A Shocking True Story of Superstition, Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism True CrimeRyan Green Publishing #ad - If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to read any further. The curse is a chilling account of one of the most brutal and bizarre true crime stories in history. She cursed the marriage. As one of only four remaining children, she needed to protect him at all costs. Leonarda believed that her mother’s words had power and they haunted her for the rest of her life.
Her fears were exacerbated when she visited a Romani fortune teller who informed her, ‘In one hand I can see prison. Her mother did not approve and conveyed her anger in the strongest possible sense. Ryan green’s riveting narrative draws the reader into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller.
The Curse: A Shocking True Story of Superstition, Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism True Crime #ad - Caution: this book contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence. After decades of abuse, Leonarda sought stability and married Raffaele Pansardi. In 1894, leonarda Cianciulli was born into an abusive household. She decided that the only way to do that was through the most extreme means – human sacrifice.
. Following the curse, lost her home to an earthquake, was imprisoned for fraud, Leonarda experienced fits and seizures, had three miscarriages and lost ten children due to ill health in their youth. In the other, a mental asylum.
Angel Baby: A NovelMulholland Books #ad - Her husband is el principe, a key player in a high-powered drug cartel, a business he runs with the same violence he has used to keep Luz his perfect, obedient wife. With the pace and relentless force of a Scorsese film, ANGEL BABY is the newest masterpiece from one of the most ambitious and talented crime novelists at work today.
The corpses in the hallway weren't part of her plan. Luz needs to find the daughter she left behind years earlier, but she knows she may die trying. To escape the awful life she has descended into, Luz plans carefully. Winner of the international association of Crime Writers' Dashiell Hammett Award**A woman goes on the run in this intense and cinematic thriller by an award-winning writer.
Angel Baby: A Novel #ad - She takes only the clothes on her back, a Colt. 45, and all the money in her husband's safe.
The Age of DreamingAkashic Books #ad - . Nina revoyr deserves to be counted among the top ranks of novelists at work today. Jerry stahl, author of i, wise, FattyThis is a riveting, and gorgeous novel. Mary yukari WatersBrilliant and original. The age of dreaming is a masterpiece of the sort that doesn’t just seduce the readerit leaves you transformed.
These events include the changing racial tides in California and the unsolved murder of his favorite director, Ashley Bennett Tyler. The age of dreaming is part historical novel, part mystery, and part unrequited love story. Nina revoyr was born in tokyo to a japanese mother and a Polish-American father, Wisconsin, and grew up in Japan, and Los Angeles.
The Age of Dreaming #ad - Jun is intrigued by the possibility of returning to movies, but he begins to worry that someone might delve too deeply into the past and uncover the events that led to the abrupt end of his career in 1922. She is the author of two previous novels, the necessary hunger and southland, a finalist for an Edgar Award, which was a Book Sense 76 pick, winner of the Ferro-Grumley and Lambda Literary awards, and one of the Los Angeles Times’ Best Books of 2003.
She lives and works in Los Angeles. The carefully restrained voice of its narrator recalls Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day. Alison lurie, nick bellinger, but by 1964, pulitzer prize winnerJun Nakayama was a silent film star in the early days of Hollywood, he is living in complete obscurityuntil a young writer, reveals that he has written a screenplay with Nakayama in mind.
The Night GardenerLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Bigger and even more unstoppable than his previous thrillers, character, George Pelecanos achieves in THE NIGHT GARDENER what his brilliant career has been building toward: a novel that is a perfect union of suspense, and unstoppable fate. Gus ramone is "good police, " a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch.
In the years since, holiday has left the force under a cloud of morals charges, and now finds work as a bodyguard and driver. Cook. C. All the love, regret, and anger that once burned between them comes rushing back, and old ghosts walk once more as the men try to lay to rest the monster who has stalked their dreams.
The Night Gardener #ad - Cook has retired, but he has never stopped agonizing about the "Night Gardener" killings. The new case draws the three men together on a grim mission to finish the work that has haunted them for years. The series of murders, all involving local teenage victims, was never solved. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been found in a local community garden.
The murder unearths intense memories of a case Ramone worked as a patrol cop twenty years earlier, Dan "Doc" Holiday, when he and his partner, assisted a legendary detective named T.
The Townhouse Massacre: The Unforgettable Crimes of Richard Speck True CrimeRyan Green Publishing #ad - Ryan green’s riveting narrative draws the reader into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller. Caution: this book contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence. It just wasn’t their night” – richard speckon the evening of 13 July 1966, an intoxicated Richard Speck broke into a townhouse at 2319 East 100th Street in Chicago, to rob a group of student nurses.
The situation took a turn for the worse when two more resident nurses burst into the townhouse, surprising Speck in the act. What transpired in the following hours would grip the nation with fear and forever change the perception of society. The young women obliged. Speck woke the residents and ordered them into a room, calmly requesting money in exchange for their safety.
The Townhouse Massacre: The Unforgettable Crimes of Richard Speck True Crime #ad - He tied them all up with strips of bed linen, and led one of the girls into a separate room to “talk alone”. The townhouse massacre is a chilling and gripping account of one of the most brutal and gruesome true crime stories in American history. They believed that he was just going to take the money and leave but Speck had other plans.
If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to read any further.