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Stillhouse Lake

Gina never asked about the garage.That thought would keep her awake every night for years after, pulsing hot against her eyelids. I should have asked. Should have known. But she’d never asked, she did...

Killman Creek

On the twelfth night since my ex-husband escaped prison, I am in bed. Not sleeping. Watching the play of light and shadow on the curtains. I’m lying on a narrow foldout cot and feeling every twinge of...

Kane and Abel

She only stopped screaming when she died. It was then that he started to scream.The young boy who was hunting rabbits in the forest was not sure whether it had been the woman's last cry or the child's...

The Bourne Supremacy

Kowloon. The teeming final extension of China that is no part of the north except in spirit - but the spirit runs deep and descends into the caverns of men's souls without regard for the harsh, irrele...

The Bourne Identity

DIPLOMATS SAID TO BE LINKEDParis, 10 July - France expelled three high-ranking Cuban diplomats today in connection with the world-wide search for a man called Carlos, who is believed to be an importan...

The Naked Face

AT TEN MINUTES before eleven in the morning, the sky exploded into a carnival of white confetti that instantly blanketed the city. The soft snow turned the already frozen streets of Manhattan to gray ...

A Prisoner of Birth

She tried to look surprised, but wasn't all that convincing as she had already decided that they were going to be married when they were at secondary school. However, she was amazed when Danny fell on...

The Chemist

Today’s errand had become routine for the woman who was currently calling herself Chris Taylor. She’d gotten up much earlier than she liked, then dismantled and stowed her usual nighttime precautions....

The Husband

Part One What Would You Do for Love? Chapter 1 A man begins dying at the moment of his birth. Most people live in denial of Death's patient courtship until, late in life and deep in sickness, they bec...

The Last Town

Someone stands over him wearing a surgical mask, face a blur.He doesn’t know where he is or, for that matter, who he is.A clear mask is lowered to his mouth.The voice—a woman’s—urges him, “Take a long...

City of Night

Chapter 1 Having come to life in a thunderstorm, touched by some strange lightning that animated rather than incinerated, Deucalion had been born on a night of violence. A Bedlam symphony of his angui...

Doctor No

I I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR punctually at six o'clock the sun set with a last yellow flash behind the Blue Mountains, a wave of violet shadow poured down Richmond Road, and the crickets and tree frogs...

Do Not Disturb

I REMEMBER FIRST-DATE jitters. My first date was with a boy named Josie. His name should have been the first tip-off. The second should have been his excellent sense of style, movie selection (Hairspr...

Echo Burning

There were three watchers, two men and a boy. They were using telescopes, not field glasses. It was a question of distance. They were almost a mile from their target area, because of the terrain. Ther...

One Shot

Friday. Five o'clock in the afternoon. Maybe the hardest time to move unobserved through a city. Or maybe the easiest. Because at five o'clock on a Friday nobody pays attention to anything. Except the...