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The Dragon in the Sea

The blonde WAVE secretary at the reception desk took the speaker cup of a sono-typer away from her mouth, bent over an intercom box."Ensign Ramsey is here, sir," she said.She leaned back, stared up at...

The Doomsday Conspiracy

Uetendorf, Switzerland SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 1550 HOURS The witnesses standing at the edge of the field were staring in horrified silence, too stunned to speak. The scene that lay before them was grot...

Master of the Game

Kate 1982 The large ballroom was crowded with familiar ghosts come to help celebrate her birthday. Kate Blackwell watched them mingle with the flesh-and-blood people, and in her mind, the scene was a ...

Digital Fortress

Plaza De Espana, Seville, Spain, 11:00 A.M. It is said that in death, all things become clear; Ensei Tankado now knew it was true. As he clutched his chest and fell to the ground in pain, he realized ...

Diamonds Are Forever

1 THE PIPELINE OPENS WITH its two fighting claws held forward like a wrestler’s arms the big pandinus scorpion emerged with a dry rustle from the finger-sized hole under the rock. There was a small pa...

Hornet Flight

Part One Prologue A man with a wooden leg walked along a hospital corridor. He was a short, vigorous type with an athletic build, thirty years old, dressed in a plain charcoal gray suit and black toe-...

The Partner

I FOUND HIM in Ponta Pora, a pleasant little town in Brazil, on the border of Paraguay, in a land still known as the Frontier. They found him living in a shaded brick house on Rua Tiradentes, a wide a...

The Other Side of Me

At the age of seventeen, working as a delivery boy at Afremow's drugstore in Chicago was the perfect job, because it made it possible for me to steal enough sleeping pills to commit suicide. I was not...

The Judas Strain

NOTE FROM THE HISTORICAL RECORD Herein lies a mystery. In the year 1271, a young seventeen-year-old Venetian named Marco Polo left with his father and uncle on a voyage to the palaces of Kublai Khan i...

Casino Royale

CHAPTER 1 - THE SECRET AGENT The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. Then the soul-erosion produced by high gambling - a compost of greed and fear and nervous...

Prodigal Son

CHAPTER 1 DEUCALION SELDOM SLEPT, but when he did, he dreamed. Every dream was a nightmare. None frightened him. He was the spawn of nightmares, after all; and he had been toughened by a life of terro...

Memories of Midnight

Kowloon - May 1949 "It must look like an accident. Can you arrange that?" It was an insult. He could feel the anger rising in him. That was a question you asked some amateur you picked up from the str...

Angels Demons

Prologue Physicist Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and he knew it was his own. He stared up in terror at the dark figure looming over him. "What do you want!" "La chiave," the raspy voice replie...

The Venetian Betrayal

BABYLON MAY, 323 BCE ALEXANDER OF MACEDONIA HAD DECIDED YESTERDAY TO KILL the man himself. Usually he delegated such tasks, but not today. His father had taught him many things that served him well, b...

Live and Let Die

CHAPTER I THE RED CARPET THERE are moments of great luxury in the life of a secret agent. There are assignments on which he is required to act the part of a very rich man; occasions when he takes refu...