What happens when a clandestine, violent crime, born of a perversity no law can reach, is ordered at the highest levels of the United States government -- and, by an unforeseen twist of luck, the crime is never carried out?
A man and a woman meet by chance in a bar. Suddenly, they find themselves fleeing from a powerful agency -- the woman hunted for what she knows, and the man mistaken as her comrade in a resistance movement.
I swore not to tell this story while Newton was still alive.
1696, young Christopher Ellis is sent to the Tower of London, but not as a prisoner. Though Ellis is notoriously hotheaded and was caught fighting an illegal duel, he arrives at the Tower as assistant to the renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton. Newton is Warden of the Royal Mint, which resides within the Tower walls, and he has accepted an appointment from the King of England and Parliament to investigate and prosecute counterfeiters whose false coins threaten to bring down the shaky, war-weakened economy. Ellis may lack Newton’s scholarly mind, but he is quick with a pistol and proves himself to be an invaluable sidekick and devoted apprentice to Newton as they zealously pursue these criminals. While Newton and Ellis investigate a counterfeiting ring, they come upon a mysterious coded message on the body of a man killed in the Lion Tower, as well as alchemical symbols that indicate this was more than just a random murder.
Believing that he will have no trouble being nominated for congress after the death of a long-time political incumbent, lawyer Mitch Dutton finds a terrifying challenge in dark horse Shakespeare McCann, who is out to win at any cost.
In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief...
To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it was political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.
Terrorists besiege the United States, using mind control as a weapon. Valedictorian Eden Waring is giving her speech when she has a premonition: a DC-10 is about to crash at the ceremony site. Her life changes forever, as she must use her psychic potential to track down a complex plot that leads to the Oval Office.
Widowed FBI special agent Cate Cuevas is plunged into the most dangerous assignment of her career, a mission in which she must form an alliance with Irina Ismaylova, an assassin who kills men and women under orders from the Russian mafioso who holds her in a thrall.
Based upon an actual incident from the early days of the French imperialist drive into North Africa...The Magician's Wife tells a profound story of political will in conflict with spiritual belief--and of one woman's desires and convictions.