Meet Jack Irons. He's a cold son-of-a-bitch, but he's got a gift. He can look at a disaster-a fallen bridge, a collapsed skyscraper-and see everything: the physics, the material stresses, the behind-the-scenes insight into how it all went wrong, claiming lives and property. Makes sense: he's a structural engineer. And when he applies his brilliant, analytical mind to crimefighting, then the truth will out. Because that's what he cares about. Not people. Not feelings. The truth. And the truth is about to turn a little Canadian fishing village upside down...
Jack Irons' latest adventure finds him in the Far East, looking into a bridge that just can't seem to get built. Accidents plague its troubled construction: crumbling concrete, disappearing workers... why does the Starbridge company keep pouring money into a losing proposition? It's a mess, but the kind that's right up this brilliant engineer's alley. And Irons knows he's on the right track, because goons are crawling out of the woodwork to come gunning for him. Can he find out the truth in time to save not only his own skin but that of Mary, a pretty sociologist studying corruption?
Human life has been devasted by an unstoppable virus ... Not a disease, but a chemical reaction that attacks iron, destroying everything that contains them and setting civilization back hundreds of years. It even affects the iron that is present in blood-enough to cause bizarre mutations and affect human fertility. Amid the resulting chaos, one man has set himself an unusual mission: to transport anything anywhere for anyone-for a price. But what he asks in return is no less mystifying than his self-appointed role... as the Transporter.
Deep in the heart of an enchanted forest, a small village of children lives unaffected by the passage of time thanks to a powerful stone that protects them from it. But when the stone is shattered and a thief runs off with one of the shards, four of the children must set out at once in search of the missing shard before their village is swallowed up by time and everybody in it dies. Armed with four crystals with special powers, the children bravely make their way through the dangerous forest to hunt down the thief, making friends and enemies along the way and encountering one strange creature after another.
Against an insidious evil, one woman resists in an effort to save her family, and alter the destiny of humankind. The iron will of Minerva has kept her together through great personal tragedy. A scientist turned sorcerer in the eyes of the world, she has devoted her life to finding and saving the man she loves, who has answered the call of the Transporter. Now Minerva is finally closing in, and she has called upon Nose to help complete her mission. But can she alone stem the tide of chaos sweeping across humanity?
The year is 1934. Rasputin holds the reins of government. When the Czar is mortally wounded in an ambush, the mad monk turns to his Council of Dark Mages and his former mentor, Baba Yaga. Together, they concoct a plan that involves trench warfare mechas, mind-to-mind transfers, and the long-lost heir to the Romanoff throne: Kyril Noskov, a hero of the war that's been raging since 1914, to which generations of Russian youth have been sacrificed. Roulot and Rodier's reimagining of a Russia that never was blends science fact and dark fantasy into a spellbinding fable of the price of power.
Frank Carvale, a star hedge fund manager specializing in ethical investments, hoped to use a wealthy client's money to feed the poor in Eritrea. But the Eritrean president turns out to have other ideas: namely, enriching himself by selling off his country's land to the Chinese. Frank's quest to make a difference-and make money for his board-will thrust him into a dangerous showdown with a dictator as well as a confrontation with his old nemesis: Ergyu Bilkaer.
Frank Carvale, manager of the hedge fund Bright Capital, is being blackmailed by the US government. To keep his wife from finding out about a past affair, he's forced to use his knowledge of the financial markets to sabotage the Shanghai International Gold Exchange. But there may be more at stake than the price of gold. As tensions rise on either side of the Taiwan Strait, no one is safe from becoming collateral damage in the economic war being waged from the shadows by Frank's mentor-turned-nemesis, Ergyu Bilkaer.
When a botched Ponzi scheme landed Frank Carvale in prison, he thought he'd spend the rest of his life behind bars. But thanks to a lucky break, he's back at the head of Bright Capital, a high-powered hedge fund. This time, Frank wants to get things right, and a proposal from African-born heiress Josephine Paxton-Richet seems like the perfect opportunity to do some good in the world. But feeding the people of Eritrea-and keeping his board happy-might not be as easy as it seems...
Nothing can get in the way of Frank Carvale's rise. At the head of one of Wall Street's top-performing investment funds, he has so many people vying for his services that he's forced to turn away all but the very wealthiest, with a buy-in set at twenty million. What could go wrong, especially with Frank's mentor behind the scenes, the seemingly omniscient Bilkaer? And when a new product comes along to invest in, something called subprime mortgages, Frank's earnings spike further still, making him one of Wall Street's brightest stars. But for how long?
Manipulated by billionaire and high finance kingpin Bilkaer, Frank Carvale has become the scapegoat for the subprime crisis, and is paying a heavy price for the role he's played. Will he ever step foot outside the prison walls again? Whatever the case, revenge might just be within reach. Revenge... and possibly even redemption.
The Transporter never refuses a mission... on one condition: that on completion, his "clients" swallow an egg. Only one other person knows what the eggs are and what they do to the people who ingest them-and she is hunting the Transporter down. She finally catches up with him in Arcasso, the "City of a Thousand Spires," where the Duke is attempting to regenerate the human race-through nightly debauchery. When he enlists the Transporter in his cause, the woman is forced into action, setting off a chain of events that will ultimately reveal the source of the Transporter's power... and the terrible truth behind his eggs.
Frank Carvale is arrogant, ambitious, and willing to do anything it takes to get ahead. He's clever, too, but maybe not as clever as he thinks. A chance meeting with a magnate in Hong Kong could either be the big break he needs-or the biggest mistake of his life. A financial thriller set at the heart of the international economic crisis.