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DI Gavin Sexton is looking into a spate of teenage suicides when he meets a young girl paralysed by 'locked-in' syndrome. Communicating by blinks, she tells him: 'I hired a hitman'.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by John Cleal

Close Call

MI5 agent Liz Carlyle has to deal with a blast from her past, as well as a possible home-grown terror plot that kicks off in the Yemen.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Sharon Wheeler


As Jasper Dent proclaims in one of his tattoos, he hunts killers. It’s an unusual job for a teenager, but he’s well-qualified, as he’s the son of America’s most notorious serial killer.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson


When Dr Alex Delaware is called in to write a court report in a straightforward custody battle between two sisters, he thinks that it is an easy job. Then one of the sisters threatens to kill him but is herself murdered and the other disappears with her child.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Sylvia Wilson


In New York’s East Village, the remains of a young girl are found. Detective Callum Doyle has seen a similar killing in the past and he knows who committed both crimes. The problem is, no one believes him.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Madeleine Marsh

Masters of War

SAS trooper Danny Black leads a small team of fellow soldiers riding shotgun for an MI6 agent who is attempting to make contact with one of the rebel factions in war-torn Syria.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson

Paths of the Dead

The body of a young man is found at a Neolithic stone circle in Glasgow. DI Michael McNab thinks the killing is drug-related but forensic scientist Rhona Macleod isn’t convinced.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson


A cryptic message in a newspaper takes Jack Reacher to Paris and then to London to track down an assassin with world leaders in his sights.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Lost Worlds 2: Shadow Creatures

In the search for new DNA and a cure for his paralysis, Calum Challenger and his friends plan to hunt down a shadowy creature in Hong Kong. But when Calum's taken hostage and taken to New Mexico, no one knows he's gone. And he's not the only one in trouble.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Linda Wilson


A fearless reporter, Tatiana Petrovna, is found dead, apparently having committed suicide by throwing herself from the sixth floor of an apartment block. At about the same time a billionaire Mafia chief is shot dead. As Senior Investigator, Arkady Renko, looks into the first case, he comes to believe that it is in some way connected with the second.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Walking With Ghosts

Hotel owner ‘Honey’ Driver, police liaison officer for her association, becomes involved in a murder and a hunt for a priceless artefact when a woman is killed on a ghost walk.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by John Cleal

White Crocodile

Tess Hardy is clearing mines in Cambodia, trying to find why her husband died, and whether the feared White Crocodile holds the explanation.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Chris Roberts

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