December 2013 Book Haul (#2)

You can never have too many books (at least that’s what I tell myself when I buy more).

*All descriptions taken from Goodreads.

A Hunting We Will Go – Hal Friedman
Genre – Thriller

The Ultimate Hunter. . . Arthur Combs is LA’s hottest story. Dubbed Starman, this terrifying serial killer is a monster who preys on beautiful, famous women–guided by the sadistic urges of a mysterious partner.

The Perfect Prey. . . Katlyn Rome is LA’s hottest TV news anchor. Intelligent and ambitious, she is the leading reporter on this career-making story–and Starman’s next target.

In A Deadly Battle For SurvivalAs Starman closes in, Kate turns to the one person who can help her survive, veteran cop and department outsider Dan Jarrett. Together they must outwit a diabolical psychopath in a game with only one rule–kill or be killed.

The Search – Christiane Heggan
Genre – Mystery

When Philadelphia assistant district attorney Sydney Cooper gets an urgent late-night call from her best friend asking to meet her, she can’t help but wonder what kind of trouble investigative journalist Lily Gilmore has gotten herself into this time. But exasperation soon turns to fear when she becomes the sole witness to her friend’s brutal kidnapping. Knowing she cannot rely on local law enforcement, Sydney believes she’s Lily’s best hope for survival.

Armed with only her determination, Sydney delves deep into Lily’s two latest high-profile cases — with shocking results. But when Jake Sloan, an enigmatic stranger, comes to her aid, Sydney slowly realizes that Lily’s disappearance is more complicated than she ever imagined. In a perilous race against the clock, Jake and Sydney must uncover a kidnapper’s motives … before the search is too late.

Hush – Anne Frasier
Genre – Mystery/Thriller

It’s criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap’s job to unravel the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. None haunts her dreams more than the killer who took her son’s life sixteen years ago, then silently disappeared into the dark. Now an urgent request for help from the Chicago police has reawakened Ivy’s greatest nightmare.

The Madonna Murderer has returned to fulfill his calling. This time Ivy understands the killer instinct. She knows what man is capable of. This time she’s ready to confront her deepest fear, face-to-face. For the very last time…

Intensity – Dean Koontz
Genre – Mystery/Thriller

Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed homicidal adventurer, Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit.

Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.

Cold Fire – Dean Koontz
Genre – Horror/Thriller/Mystery

Now repackaged–the classic story of reporter Holly Thorne, who is intrigued by the strange, quiet Jim Ironheart. Jim has saved 12 lives in three months, and now Holly’s falling in love with him. But what power compels an ordinary man to be a hero? Reissue.

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