Clumsy physics grad student stumbles onto a small group of conspirators smuggling atomic bomb parts into the US, mining major cities with radioactive death.
The tale of two cities facing atomic war—one has a well-practiced Civil Defense group, the other does not. Soviet attack shows them which city had the right idea.
Young Mary Yellan goes to live with her aunt and uncle at their establishment, the Jamaica Inn, only to find out it’s a hotbed of smuggling… and far worse.
A diabolical killer draws quadriplegic and former criminologist Lincoln Rhyme back into the field of forensics, engaging a battle of minds with the lives of kidnapped victims hanging in the balance.
When a political radical hijacks a cargo of nerve gas, planning to use it on San Diego to kill the President, it’s up to federal agent John Graves to stop him.
Family man Chris Martin’s past comes back to haunt him: three escaped convicts walk out of his past to terrorize his family, taking Chris’s young daughter hostage.
Madman pianist Vince escapes mental hospital, then takes former manager hostage to get back at an old friend for “stealing” his dream girl away. An early thriller by the master Matheson.
Broke and broken ex-football star is enticed by a plot to find $120,000; all he has to do is sneak into a dead man’s mansion and find the hidden cash. Easier said than done.
Scuba diver James McGregor is hired to salvage a ship that hasn’t sunk yet. From there, he’s embroiled in dense layers of intrigue, setups and double-crosses.
From noted science fiction writer Zelazny, an art smuggler finds his ex-partner dead, and is blackmailed by the CIA to perform a favor in return for a cleared murder charge.
“There were five of them, each prepared to kill, each with his own reasons for accepting what might well be a suicide mission. The pay? $20,000 apiece. The mission? Find a way into Cuba and kill Castro.”