The Incident

Author: Kenneth Macleod
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 9781780221045
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Three lives, three turning points: this stunning debut novel charts those moments that change the course of a life for ever. 'Certainly there are ghosts in these towers. For me they are the ghosts of two children. And even now - ten years later and seven hundred miles away - I still wake most nights with the muffled echo of their cries in my ears and the weight of their deaths on my conscience...' Three lives; three turning points. Craig was a teenage lifeguard on a beach in Germany when two children died on his watch. It should never have happened. He was an expert swimmer. His grandfather, Gordon McInnes, was on board a ship torpedoed during the war. He survived by clinging to the body of one of his colleagues. Years later, he met a member of the crew of the U-boat that attacked his ship. Gerd is a refugee of the Cold War. Recruited by the Stasi at a very young age, he escaped to the west after his mission went terribly wrong. He never went back. THE INCIDENT is a searingly powerful novel about fate, about those moments that change the course of a life for ever. It is also a book about history, from the Second World War through to the current day, and the way incidents long past can reverberate across generations.

The Incident On The Bridge

Author: Laura McNeal
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307974618
Size: 40.24 MB
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From National Book Award nominee Laura McNeal comes a gripping, tautly-told novel that is at once hopeful and harrowing. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and Bone Gap. When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge, it looks like there is only one thing to call it. But her sister Ted is not convinced. Despite the witnesses and the police reports and the divers and the fact that she was heartbroken about the way things ended with Clay and how she humiliated herself at that party, Thisbe isn't the type of person to end up just an "incident." While everyone in town prepares to mourn the loss (some more than others), Ted and Fen, the new kid in town, set out to put the pieces together and find her sister. But if Thisbe didn't jump, what happened up on that bridge? From the Hardcover edition.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Algiers Motel Incident

Author: John Hersey
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801857775
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Responding to a telephoned report of sniping, the Detroit police invaded the Algiers Motel and interrogated ten black men and two white women. By the time the interrogators left, three men had been shot to death and the others, including the women, beaten. The late Pulitzer Prize winning novelist John Hersey described the event in this book, based on months of personal investigation and detailed evidence.

The Incident Book

Author: Fleur Adcock
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192820297
Size: 66.98 MB
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In her eagerly awaited new collection, Fleur Adcock writes of incidents ranging from childhood experiences and family events to premonitions of death under the shadow of nuclear war. Her astringent wit and brilliant style cannot conceal the depth of her concern for what she values in a vulnerable world.

The Incident

Author: Andrew Neiderman
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780107730
Size: 16.10 MB
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A young woman returns to her hometown to confront her troubled past in this absorbing novel of romantic suspense Six years after ‘the incident’ that no one will talk about, Victoria Myers returns to her small hometown in the Catskill Mountains. After years in therapy, she is determined to start living life to the full once again – particularly when she starts dating handsome Bart Stonefield, son of a wealthy local businessman. But the past has not yet been laid to rest. No one has ever been brought to justice for the crime committed against the teenage Victoria – and at least one person within the community is concealing the truth about what happened that night. Not everyone is happy about Victoria and Brad’s developing relationship – and what is it that Brad is keeping from Victoria? Is she still in danger?

The Incident

Author: Curt Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781475115253
Size: 56.20 MB
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In 1941 Europe was being ravaged by war and by the end of the year, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States of America went to war as well. It was a troubled time when young men willingly volunteered to serve their country and possibly die for the sake of freedom. Michael Jeffries, like so many others, joined the military knowing he'd have to go to war. He graduated from high school in Bloomington, Minnesota, experienced frustration when trying to find a job, and in December, shortly after Pearl Harbor, volunteered for duty in the Army. Throughout his senior year in high school Michael had been obsessed with Theresa Williams, one of the prettiest and most popular girls in his class, but she preferred Danny McCullough, who was physically smaller than Michael and certainly not as good looking. Michael desperately wanted Theresa's attention, if for no other reason than to recognize his valiant act of volunteering for military duty. When he saw her with her father the day before Christmas, he finally found the courage to ask her for a date, but she turned him down, intending to spend the holiday with Danny. Quite frankly, he couldn't handle rejection. On Christmas Day he made the mistake of having too much to drink, waiting for Theresa and Danny to leave the movie theater, and then following them to a secluded area outside of town. What happened on that cold, wind-blown hill overlooking the Twin Cities was a serious incident destined to haunt him for the rest of his life.

The Incident

Author: Shelby Nadon
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480978736
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The Incident By: Shelby Nadon Claire James was living a normal life with her suburban family in the small town of Fairfield. That is, of course, until her picture-perfect family fell apart after the incident. She, her brother Chris, and her newfound love interest, Jeremy, will have to dig deep to get past the tragedy that connects them. Claire isn’t so easily persuaded. She knows this was not an accident. It was an incident.

The Fairfax Incident

Author: Terrence McCauley
Publisher: Polis Books
ISBN: 194799333X
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Award-winning author Terrence McCauley takes you back to a time when booze was outlawed, crime ran rampant, and New York City was a powder keg waiting to explode... Manhattan, 1933. Charlie Doherty may have been kicked off the force after The Grand Central Massacre, but thanks to a wealthy benefactor, his private detective business is booming. Catering to the city’s wealthy elite, Doherty is making a good living chasing down wayward spouses and runaway socialites when the case of a lifetime lands in his lap. Mrs. Fairfax, a wealthy widow, hires Doherty to prove her husband’s suicide wasn’t actually a suicide. It was murder. At his benefactor's urging, Doherty takes the case. He expects to pocket a nice chunk of change to prove what everyone already knows: Walter Fairfax walked into his office in the Empire State Building one morning, took a phone call, and shot himself. But Charlie took the widow's money, so he begins to dig. He quickly finds out there is more to the Fairfax incident than a simple suicide. Before long, he discovers that Mr. Fairfax was leading a double life; running with a dangerous crowd that has a sinister agenda that threatens to plunge Charlie’s city – and his country – into another war. In an investigation that quickly involves global implications, Doherty finds himself against not only some of the most powerful people in New York City, but against the most evil men in the world.

The Incident Inferno Rising

Author: Lars Emmerich
Publisher: Polymath Publishing
ISBN:
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“LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!” “I couldn’t put it down!” Where do you run when even the good guys want you dead? Special Agent Sam Jameson is having a bad week. People are trying to kill her. That would be business as usual in the counterespionage world, except that it’s the good guys who have her in the crosshairs. Why are the DC Metro police trying to kidnap her? Do her bosses at Homeland want her in a body bag, too? And why does everyone she talks to seem to end up in the morgue? Will a ruthless mercenary, a hapless American traitor, and a dead man’s cryptic clue hold the key to Sam’s survival? As the noose tightens around her neck, Sam must uncover a brutal and deadly conspiracy before she becomes its next victim. THE INCIDENT: Inferno Rising is the first installment in the runaway international sensation INCIDENT trilogy from conspiracy master Lars Emmerich. ———— Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich Q: Who are your influences? A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille’s novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. My top picks are usually espionage and private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring classic pulp heroes. And I’m greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I’m a bit of a magpie about the topics — science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine… It’s a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as “research.” Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books’ success? A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she’s also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She’s kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates. Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice? A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person’s mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at a very high cost — there was almost no way for a personal connection to form between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what was on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It’s been extremely rewarding, and I’m hopeful it can continue for years to come.