Nicholas Lee works for the United Nations' Cultural Liaison and Investigative Office (CLIO). His job is to protect the world's artifacts and treasures. When Nick travels to Belgium, he stumbles on the trail of the twelfth panel for the Ghent Altarpiece, stolen in 1934. Soon Nick is plunged into a two-thousand-year-old conflict. On one side is the Maidens-a secret order of nuns. Pitted against them is the Vatican. Because of Nick the maidens have finally been exposed, their secret placed in jeopardy- a vulnerability that the Vatican swiftly moves to exploit. Nick Lee must confront a modern-day religious crusade intent on eliminating truth from humanity's past. Success or failure, life and death, all turn on the Omega Factor.
Fresh off a breakup, Lizbet Keaton is seeking a second act. When she's named the new manager of the Hotel Nantucket, she hopes that her staff can win the favor of their new owner, as well as that of Shelly Carpenter, who can put them back on the map. And while the Hotel Nantucket appears to be paradise there's a lot of drama behind closed doors. The staff (and guests) have complicated pasts, and the hotel can't seem to overcome the bad reputation it earned in 1922 when a fire killed nineteen-year-old Grace Hadley. With Grace haunting the halls, a staff harboring all kinds of secrets, and Lizbet's own romantic uncertainty, is the Hotel Nantucket destined for success or doom?
All her life, she's been the girl who survived. Orphaned at age seven after a killing spree at her family's cabin, Kara McIntyre is still searching for normal. But now, twenty years later, the past has come back. Her brother, Jonas, who was convicted of the murders has been released from prison. Kara is receiving cryptic messages from her big sister, Marlie--who hasn't been seen or heard from since that Christmas Eve when she hid Kara in a closet with a command: Don't make a sound.
As people close to her start to die, Kara, who is unraveling, believes she is the killer's target.
Kara survived once. But will she survive again? How many times can she be the girl who survived?
Archaeologist Riley Smith has been obsessed with Helen of Troy since she was a small girl, trailing her professor father in search of the tomb of the world's most beautiful woman. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has the unusual skills needed to recreate the face that launched a thousand ships. When tomb raiders murder Riley's father, she is determined to reach the burial site first, get revenge for his death, and enlist Eve's help. Now both Riley and Eve are in danger and in a race across one of the most remote parts of the world. At least they have their trust in each other as they hunt for Helen.
As Chicago PD's special-ops leader, Detective Billy Harney knows well that money is not the only currency. The man he's investigating is down to his last twenty million. He's also being held in jail.
Billy's unit is called in when an escape plan results in officers down and inmates vanished.
In an empty lot, Billy spots two Kevlar vests. Two helmets. Two assault rifles. And a handwritten note:
Are you having fun yet?
Years ago, Beth Lathrop and her sister Kate suffered the worst tragedy of their lives the night both the famous painting Moonlight and their mother were taken. The detective assigned to the case, Conor Reid, swore to protect the sisters from then on.
Beth moved on, running the family gallery with her husband Pete. Kate retreated into herself and took to the skies as a pilot. When Beth is found strangled in her home, and Moonlight goes missing again, Detective Reid can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu.
Reid immediately suspects Beth’s husband; whose affair is a poorly kept secret. He has an alibi—but he also has a motive. Kate and Reid struggle to make sense of Beth’s death, but they only find more questions: Who else would have wanted Beth dead? What’s the significance of Moonlight?
Twenty years ago, Reid vowed to protect Beth and Kate—and he’s failed. Now solving the case is turning into an obsession . . .
Delphinium Nielsen and her sisters have accomplished much in the past year, settling in Nebraska. They are working against the forces of nature to make their farm thrive. However, that can’t mask their concern that they are running out of money. Del's work teaching in their town offers hope to better her students' lives. Not all of the town sees it that way. When their brother Anders arrives with friend RJ, Anders sees the strength of the sisters' idea to start a boardinghouse and decides to invest in it. Del wants nothing to do with RJ. But despite Del and her sisters' plans, the future--and RJ--might surprise them all.
Theodora Morgan is fashion royalty. Founder of an online shopping service, she is one of the most successful businesswomen in the world. It was a year ago when the unthinkable struck her family, and her husband and their son were kidnapped and held for ransom--a nightmare that ended in tragedy.
The case has gone cold, despite evidence linking the crime to Russian competitors. Theo has reluctantly gone back to running her company. On the flight to a launch party, she crosses paths with high-society networker Pierre de Vaumont. Theo politely invites him to her event.
Senior supervising CIA operative Mike Andrews investigates Pierre's suspicious Russian contacts and clears him to enter the country, but when he realizes that Theodora Morgan is on the same flight, he becomes concerned. Posing as a lawyer, Mike begins a mission. When Mike and Theo meet, their connection is instant, but Theo is unaware of Mike's objective or identity... or that the life she is rebuilding is in grave danger.