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Angels & demons

by:Brown, Dan, 1964-

The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.

Editions:413  Date:2000 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Adventure fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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The girl with the dragon tattoo

by:Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004

The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.

Editions:310  Date:2005 - 2017  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Fictional Work, Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction

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The lost symbol : a novel

by:Brown, Dan, 1964-

Symbologist Robert Langdon returns in this new thriller follow-up to The Da Vinci Code.

Editions:247  Date:2003 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Action and adventure fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The broker

by:Grisham, John

John Grisham, delivers another legal thriller of unparalled suspense. With fourteen years left on a twenty-year sentence, notorious Washington power broker, Joel Blackman, receives a surprise pardon from a lame-duck president. He is smuggled out of the country on a military cargo plane, given a new identity, and tucked away in a small town in Italy. But Blackman has serious enemies from his past. As the CIA watches him closely, the question is not whether he will be killed, but rather who will kill him first.

Editions:226  Date:2004 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Legal stories

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The girl on the train

by:Hawkins, Paula

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life -- as she sees it -- is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Editions:213  Date:2014 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)

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Inferno : a novel

by:Brown, Dan, 1964-

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces--Dante's "Inferno"--as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.

Editions:311  Date:2003 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The girl who kicked the hornet's nest

by:Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004

After taking a bullet to the head, Lisbeth Salander is under close supervision in intensive care. If and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders and one attempted murder. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. On her own, she will plot revenge against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.

Editions:237  Date:2007 - 2018  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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The last juror

by:Grisham, John

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details and the paper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when he was found guilty. He was sentenced to life in prison, but in Mississippi, in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life" and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County and the retribution began.

Editions:200  Date:2001 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature), Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)

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The shack : where tragedy confronts eternity

by:Young, William P.

Four years after his daughter was abducted and evidence of her murder was found in an abandoned shack, a man returns to the shack in response to a note claiming to be from God, and has a life-changing experience.

Editions:168  Date:2002 - 2017  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Religious fiction, Suspense fiction, Religious fiction

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Room : a novel

by:Donoghue, Emma, 1969-

Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.

Editions:217  Date:2010 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Psychological fiction

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