The Guise of Another
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

The Guise of Another


  • Author: Allen Eskens
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 2440168 Bytes


Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. He’s been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears his status-seeking wife may be having an affair. When he happens across a complex case of identity theft, Alexander sees an opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered reputation. But the case explodes into far more than he could have expected, putting him in the path of trained assassin Drago Basta, a veteran of the Balkan wars who has been searching for “James Putnam” for years. As his life spins o...

The Guise of Another
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Guise of Another


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633880771


The Guise of Another Book Description :

Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. He’s been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears his status-seeking wife may be having an affair. When he happens across a complex case of identity theft, Alexander sees an opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered reputation. But the case explodes into far more than he could have expected, putting him in the path of trained assassin Drago Basta, a veteran of the Balkan wars who has been searching for “James Putnam” for years. As his life spins o...

The Guise of Another
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Guise of Another


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633880764


The Guise of Another Book Description :

"Who was James Putnam? The answer to that question may help Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert salvage the wreck of his career. A former Medal of Valor winner, Rupert is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. So when he s asked to look into the false identity of a car-accident victim named James Putnam, a man who in fact died fifteen years earlier, Rupert sees a potentially big case and an opportunity to regain his respectability. But the investigation puts him in the path of the Beast, the nom de guerre of Drago Basta, a cunning veteran of the Balkan wars and a sociopath assassin who has been searching for Putnam for years. Putnam had something that Basta still wants. If Rupert s life was in shambles before, it s now also i...

The Life We Bury
Score: 3.5
From 58 Ratings

The Life We Bury


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616149994


The Life We Bury Book Description :

A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the conv...

The Heavens May Fall
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Heavens May Fall


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633882065


The Heavens May Fall Book Description :

FEATURING THREE CHARACTERS FROM THE BESTSELLING BOOK-CLUB FAVORITE THE LIFE WE BURY, THIS NOVEL EXPLORES A RIVETING MURDER CASE TOLD FROM TWO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVES. Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden’s friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons. Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn’t taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn’t. Now he is back in court, with stud...

Nothing More Dangerous
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Nothing More Dangerous


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316509749


Nothing More Dangerous Book Description :

Missouri native Allen Eskens' "stunning small-town mystery" (New York Times Book Review) is "a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best, such as Ordinary Grace." (Library Journal, starred review) A LIBRARY JOURNAL Mystery Pick of the Month In a small Southern town where loyalty to family and to "your people" carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition. After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Ignatius High School, if he isn't being pushed around, he is being completely ignored...

Under the Guise of Death

Under the Guise of Death


  • Author : Vivian Conroy
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Release Date : 2019-11-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788638340


Under the Guise of Death Book Description :

In the City of Masks, deadly secrets are about to be revealed... While attending a lavish masked ball in Venice, retired Scotland Yard detective Jasper has a shock when, at the midnight demasqué, he spots a woman whose accidental death he investigated in England three years ago. Even more stunned than Jasper is the woman's husband, Lord Bantham, who has since remarried, not to mention his new wife who sees her acquired position and wealth slip away. Then there are her old friends who all seem to have known more about the 'accident' than they ever let on. When the resurrected lady is found dead the next morning on one of Venice's many bridges, the question is: who wanted Lady Bantham to die, again? The third book in the Murder Will Follow series, thi...

Martyrs and Murderers

Martyrs and Murderers


  • Author : Stuart Carroll
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2011-04-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191619700


Martyrs and Murderers Book Description :

The House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century, or indeed of any age. Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member, Mary Queen of Scots. But the story of her Guise uncles, aunts and cousins is if anything more gripping - and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe. The Guise family rose to prominence as the greatest enemy of the House of Habsburg and had dreams of a great dynastic empire that included the British Isles and southern Italy. They were among the staunchest opponents of the Reformation, played a major role in re-fashioning Catholicism at the Council of Trent before plunging France into a bloody civil war that culminated in the infamous St Bartholomew'...

Mini Habits

Mini Habits


  • Author : Stephen Guise
  • Publisher : Selective Entertainment LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-12-22
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780996435420


Mini Habits Book Description :

Discover the Life-Changing Strategy of This Worldwide Bestseller in 17 Languages! UPDATED: Includes the best habit tracking apps of 2017. Lasting Change For Early Quitters, Burnouts, The Unmotivated, And Everyone Else Too When I decided to start exercising consistently 10 years ago, this is what actually happened: I tried "getting motivated." It worked sometimes.I tried setting audacious big goals. I almost always failed them.I tried to make changes last. They didn't. Like most people who try to change and fail, I assumed that I was the problem. Then one afternoon--after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise--I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was s...

The Deep Dark Descending
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Deep Dark Descending


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633883567


The Deep Dark Descending Book Description :

A homicide detective hunts down his wife's killers while struggling between his thirst for revenge and a twinge of conscience forbidding him to take the law into his own hands. Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife’s death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame. Haunted by memories both beautiful and painful, he is plagued by feelings of unfinished business. When Max learns that, in fact, Jenni was murdered, he must come to terms with this new information—and determine what to do with it. Struggling to balance his impulses as a vengeful husband with his obligations as a law enforcement officer, Max devotes himself to relentlessly hunting down those responsible. For most of his life, he has tho...

Cloud Atlas
Score: 4
From 337 Ratings

Cloud Atlas


  • Author : David Mitchell
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373571


Cloud Atlas Book Description :

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chath...