Make noise for a new Prey package and new author introduction! Dr. Mike Bekker, a psychotic pathologist, is back on the streets, doing what he does best-murdering one helpless victim after another. Lucas Davenport knows he should have killed Bekker when he had the chance. Now he has a second opportunity-and the time to hesitate is through.
At first, they look like suicides. Two bodies within a week - one found floating in New York´s East River, another electrocuted in the bathtub. But forensics show that the victims were drugged, then killed. As the death toll grows, so does the brutality of the murders - and the killer dubbed the Flesh Collector continues to prey. NYPD profiler Lee Campbell joins the frantic pursuit of a murderous madman who delights in taunting police with gruesome messages. Somewhere in the killer´s terrifying handiwork lie the clues to his twisted psyche. But the case is growing disturbingly personal. Getting close enough to stop the monster means getting close enough... to die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002047/bk_adbl_002047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who among us doesn´t dream of a new life, a fresh start? But what happens when dreaming turns to scheming? The Whistler walks by night, stalking those who no longer walk the straight and narrow - the men and women, their backs against the wall, who step into the shadows and take matters (and the lives of those who stand in their way) into their own hands. What follows from one ill-timed impulse is the suspenseful subject of the 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes in this collection. Boy meets girl, ambition meets violence, deception meets double-cross. It doesn´t take much to seal one´s fate in these tales of one wrong move, one too many spouses - one of which has a surprisingly happy ending. Episodes include: Safety in Numbers 02-10-47, Comeback 01-07-48, Twelve Portraits of Marcia 01-21-48, Night Final 01-28-48, Undertow 02-04-48, Money Is the Root of All Evil 02-11-48, Quiet Suicide 02-18-48, Boiling Point 03-03-48, Return Engagement 03-10-48, The Human Catalyst 03-17-48, The Dark Room 03-24-48, Bird of Prey 03-31-48, Till Death Do Us Part 04-14-48, Silent City 04-21-48, Chain Reaction 05-12-48, Stranger in the House 06-02-48, Farewell Party 07-21-48, Lady from the Sea 07-28-48, Question of Murder 08-04-48, Impulse 01-23-49. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Forman, Betty Lou Gerson, William Conrad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001245/rt_radi_001245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silent, horrible as the crushing coils of a serpent were those unseen fingers that blotted out men´s lives. A criminal of satanic proportions had risen - the ´´Black Master´´, whose victims fell with livid, hideous faces and protruding tongues that seemed a ghastly mockery of the fate they had suffered. Along this terrible murder trail Secret Agent ´´X´´ gambled with the Dice of Death. His true face unknown, his identity forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent ´´X´´ came back from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries a non-lethal gas gun, ´´X´´ the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington. In his second recorded case, ´´The Spectral Strangler´´, the Man of Mystery is drawn into a chain of horror when his mentor from their Federal days, Bill Scanlon, is slain by a ghostly, disembodied strangler. How does this grisly crime connect with the disappearance of a chemist working for the Army´s Chemical Warfare branch? What was Scanlon investigating that motived his killer to snuff out his life? The trail of purpled-faced corpses points toward a shadowy mastermind known only as the Black Master. Through webs of horror ´´X´´ plunges, aided by Herald reporter Betty Dale and dogged every step of the way by Inspector John Burks, seeking to solve the wave of inexplicable deaths and avenge the slaying of his old friend. But does an invisible noose hang waiting at the end of the trail, to seize his naked throat in its gallows grip? ´´The Spectral Strangler´´ originally appeared in Secret Agent ´´X´´ magazine, in March 1934, and is read by Milton Bagby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090493/bk_acx0_090493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jane Hawk - who dazzled listeners in The Silent Corner and The Whispering Room - faces the fight of her life, against the threat of a lifetime, in this electrifying new thriller by number one New York Times best-selling suspense master Dean Koontz. ´´I could be dead tomorrow. Or something worse than dead.” Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead…or make her wish she was. Jane’s ruthless pursuers can’t stop her from drawing a bead on her prey: a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern Southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010390/bk_brll_010390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.