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As Time Goes By - Mary Higgins Clark

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the news. She also has a growing desire to locate her birth mother. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. Betsy refuses the proposal by her advocate for a plea bargain. She is ready to face the trial to prove her innocence. Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children and increasingly angry creditors. But Delaney is sure that Betsy is not guilty. Can Delaney prove Betsy’s innocence, before time runs out?

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No Man’s Land - David Baldacci

John Puller's mother had disappeared nearly thirty years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation, she was never seen again. Puller's father - now suffering from dementia and living in a VA hospital - may have murdered his wife. Puller is officially barred from working on the case - and faces a potential court martial if he disobeys orders - but he knows he can't sit this investigation out. When intelligence operative Veronica Knox turns up, Puller realizes that there is far more to this case than he had originally thought. Puller is determined to stop at nothing and is sure to find out the killer, even if it is his own father.

Amazon Paperback price: RS 419

Kindle edition: Rs 257

The Black Widow - Daniel Silva

Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again. He is Saladin, a terrorist mastermind whose ambition is as grandiose as his nom de guerre, a man so elusive that even his nationality is not known. Shielded by sophisticated encryption software, his network communicates in total secrecy, leaving the West blind to his planning and leaving Gabriel no choice but to insert an agent into the most dangerous terrorist group the world has ever known. She is an extraordinary young doctor as brave as she is beautiful and at Gabriel’s behest, she will pose as an ISIS recruit in waiting, a ticking time bomb, a black widow out for blood. Find out more.

Paperback Amazon price: Rs 219

Hardcover Amazon price: Rs 1383.69

Kindle edition: Rs 246.05

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The Spy - Paulo Coelho

When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. A skillful dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences. As a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs-Élysées and accused of espionage. Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and paid the ultimate price.

Hardcover Amazon price: Rs 225

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Ego is the Enemy - Ryan Holiday

Ryan holiday is at his best delivering a practical and inspiring philosophy. Ego is our biggest enemy. Early in our careers, it can prevent us from learning and developing our talents. When we taste success, ego can blind us to our own faults, alienate us from others and lead to our downfall. In failure, ego is devastating and makes recovery all the more difficult. It is only by identifying our ego, speaking to its desires and systematically disarming it that we can create our best work. Ego is the Enemy shows how you can be humble in your aspirations, gracious in your success and resilient in your failures.

Hardcover Amazon price: Rs 499

Kindle edition: Rs 331.55

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The Last Mile- David Baldacci

Melvin Mars was America’s most promising football star till twenty-years-old. He was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL. When Amos Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone has confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation into the Mars murders. Decker and his team uncover layer upon layer of lies and deception which are rooted at a time in American history which most would rather forget, but some seem keen to remember. There is someone out there with a lot to hide, and a secret that everyone is looking for.

Paperback Amazon price: Rs 261

Hardcover Amazon price: Rs 1331.84

Kindle edition: Rs 87.50

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