Lucky At Cards

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At Cards And With Women, Bill Maynard Knew How To Cheat

He Handled Cards Like A Master… But Could He Handle Her?

On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action—but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill’s latest mark. Together they hatch an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. But in life as in poker, the other player sometimes has an ace up his sleeve…

The Peddler

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Tony Romero’s women offered paradise—for a price…
He Sold Their Bodies… And His Soul

In the cutthroat world of organized crime, Tony Romero was headed straight for the top. His territory: the brothels of San Francisco. But the path was littered with bodies and broken dreams—some of them his…

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The Last Match

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Would Interpol Get Him First… Or Would She?

When a handsome swindler working the French Riviera meets a beautiful heiress on the beach at Cannes, sparks fly. But so do bullets—and soon he’s forced to flee the country with both the police and the heiress on his trail. From the casinos of Monaco to the jungles of Brazil, from Tangier to Marrakech to Peru, the chase is on. And not even a veteran of Monte Carlo’s baccarat tables would dare to place odds on where it will end…

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Guns Of Heaven

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The Headlines Will Be Written In The Blood Of Innocents

On a visit to Northern Ireland, newspaper reporter Sam Briscoe meets with a mysterious IRA leader and agrees to deliver an envelope to his supporters in New York City. It’s a decision with grave consequences—not just for Briscoe, but for his 11-year-old daughter as well. Because the bloody Irish conflict is about to come to the streets of New York, and Briscoe is the only man standing in its way…

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The Last Quarry

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The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well-earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hitman into tackling one last lucrative assignment. The target is an unlikely one: Why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead? And why in hell does he care?

As seen in the film ‘Shades of Noir’, apparently.

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Lemons Never Lie

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Grofield never wanted to get involved with Myers’ crazy plan to heist a brewery payroll—but now he’s involved, whether he likes it or not…

When he’s not carrying out heists with his friend Parker, Alan Grofield runs a small theater in Indiana. But putting on shows costs money and jobs have been thin lately—which is why Grofield agreed to fly to Las Vegas to hear Andrew Myers’ plan to knock over a brewery in upstate New York. Unfortunately, Myers’ plan is insane—so Grofield walks out on him. But Myers isn’t a man you walk out on, and his retribution culminates in an act of unforgivable brutality. That’s when Grofield decides to show him what a disciple of Parker is capable of…

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Straight Cut

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She Was A Pawn In Their Deadly Game…

A freelance film editor, Tracy Bateman goes where the work is. So when his old partner calls with an assignment, Tracy finds himself on a plane to Rome. But there are surprises waiting for him—deadly surprises that will lead him on a desperate chase across Europe, into the hands of a pair of brutal drug smugglers, and back to New York City, where the greatest betrayal of all awaits…

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Bust

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5 IMPORTANT LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN BY READING BUST:

1. When you hire someone to kill your wife, don’t hire a psychopath.
2. Drano is not the best tool for getting rid of a dead body.
3. Those locks on hotel room doors? Not very secure.
4. A curly blond wig isn’t much of a disguise.
5. Secrets can kill.

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Witness To Myself

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He knew he was guilty… but of what?

Fifteen years ago, teenager Alan Benning jogged off a beach—and into a nightmare. Because what awaited him in the Cape Cod woods was an unspeakable temptation, a moment of panic, and a brutal memory that would haunt him for the rest of his life. Now a successful lawyer, Alan finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime, desperate to learn the truth about what happened on that long-ago summer day. But even as he grapples with his own dark secrets, he finds himself hounded by a shadowy adversary—and by the forces of justice, drawing their net around him tighter by the day…

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When It’s Time to Say Goodbye… Say It With Bullets

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Bill Wayne took the road trip through the West to find out which of his former army buddies shot him in the back and left him for dead—but the would-be killer isn’t just waiting to be found…

Bill Wayne told his beautiful tour guide that he took the bus trip through the West to relax. But who can relax with dead bodies turning up at every stop? From Cheyenne to Salt Lake City, from Reno to Yosemite, Bill’s secretly on a mission to discover which of his former army buddies shot him and left him for dead four years earlier. But with all the lead that’s flying around, Bill will be lucky to make it to the end of the tour in one piece…

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A Touch of Death

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It Began as a Burglary… And Ended As A Nightmare!

The burglary sounded like an easy score—but Lee Scarborough didn’t count on having to face off against a woman as ruthless as Madelon Butler.

When Lee Scarborough came upon the brunette sunbathing topless in her back yard, getting involved in a heist was the last thing on his mind. But somehow that’s where he found himself—sneaking through a stranger’s house, on the hunt for $120,000 in embezzled bank funds. It looked like an easy score. But one thing stood between him and the money: the beautiful and deadly Madelon Butler.

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Night Walker

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They Were On The Run — From A Dead Man!

Navy Lieutenant Dave Young wakes up with his face in bandages, another man’s name on his hospital chart, and a beautiful stranger claiming to be his wife…

When Navy Lieutenant David Young came to in a hospital bed, his face was covered with bandages and the nurses were calling him by a stranger’s name. But David’s nightmare was only beginning. Because the man they believed him to be was suspected of treason—and had driven his wife to murder. Now David’s got to make his way through a shadow world of suspicion and deception, of dirty deals and brutal crimes, and he needs to stay one step ahead of enemies whose identity he doesn’t even know—since if he can’t, his impersonation of a dead man is about to become a lot more realistic…

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The Gutter and the Grave

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Matt Cordell may be a drunk—but he’s still the best detective in New York City…

Detective Matt Cordell was happily married once, and gainfully employed, and sober. But that was before he caught his wife cheating on him with one of his operatives and took it out on the man with the butt end of a .45. Now Matt makes his home on the streets of New York and his only companions are the city’s bartenders. But trouble still knows how to find him, and when Johnny Bridges shows up from the old neighborhood, begging for Matt’s help, Cordell finds himself drawn into a case full of beautiful women and bloody murder. It’s just like the old days—only this time, when the beatings come, he may wind up on the receiving end…

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The Girl with the Long Green Heart

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She was every man’s dream—and one man’s nightmare.

Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work. Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman’s secretary, his lover — and his worst enemy. Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through. Now she’s ready to make him pay…

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The Colorado Kid

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Would She Learn The Dead Man’s Secret?

Who was the dead man, and what was he doing so far from home?

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There’s no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it’s more than a year before the man is identified. And that’s just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still…?

By Stephen King. This book is the basis for the SyFy original show Haven.

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