Conspiracies -- fiction

The Domino Conspiracy

By Joseph Heywood

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While CIA agent Valentine and his partner, Sylvia, attempt to track down the would-be assassin of JFK, the KGB's Special Operations Group--Petrov, Talia, Ezdovo, Bailov, and Gnedin--protect Khrushchev.
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Desperate Measures

By David Morrell

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Fallen star journalist Matt Pittman holds a gun in his hand, ready to commit suicide...until he's abruptly interrupted by a phone call and a bizarre assignment: to write the obituary of a man who is not yet dead. Suddenly, clinging desperately to a life he'd so recently been eager to discard, Matt is thrust into the heart of a global conspiracy whose sinister machinations promise a terrifying endgame. He will find himself both a murder suspect by the police and a target for murder by invisible assassins determined to destroy him. Now Matt Pittman is on a desperate, great final story -- and his last byline may be written on a tombstone.

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Deceptions

By Michael Weaver

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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?
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Dark Rivers of the Heart

By Dean R. Koontz

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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.
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Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton

By Philip Kerr

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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.

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Dark Horse

By Doug Richardson

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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.
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Catilina's Riddle

By Steven Saylor

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While keeping watch on a radical populist senator for his mentor, Cicero, Gordianus finds a headless corpse in his stables, in a story of conspiracy and murder set in ancient Rome.

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The Pelican Brief

By John Grisham

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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.

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The Fury and the Terror

By John Farris

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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.
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Requiem for a Glass Heart

By David Lindsey

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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.

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