“Superb”

-Publishers Weekly

 

 

Clinical psychologist Tony Hill has had a good run. He and detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals at a rate that colleagues envy. But there is one serial killer who has shaped and defined their careers, and whose evil surpasses all others: Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony’s mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison—even more twisted and cunning than before, and focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison.

 

Tony and Carol have spent their careers protecting others, but now they’ll need all of the resources at their disposal to keep themselves out of harm’s way.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Free Fridays Recommends

 

Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Val recommends:

 

 

[Editor's Note: Gods and Beasts is available for pre-order now]

 


 

NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Val McDermid” to download her bestselling thrillers.

 

Comments
by Francesde1st on ‎09-21-2012 07:55 AM

Thank you for the freebies!

by spec on ‎09-21-2012 08:01 AM
Here's additional freebies, a.k.a Free Friday's Extras, that many good people found and shared since last Friday. As usual all the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.

Contemporary Fiction
Fragments: Elena Ferrante on Writing, Reading, and Anonymity by Elena Ferrante

Cooking, Food & Wine
Circle of Friends Cookbook - 25 Slow Cooker Recipes by Gooseberry Patch

Romance
Love and War by Patricia Hagan
Love's Rescue by Tammy Barley
Dragon's Kiss (Shadow of the Dragon, Book One) by Tielle St. Clare

Medical
Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community by Gil L. Robertson IV

Mystery & Thrillers
Personal Demons: Book One in The Jake Helman Files Series by Gregory Lamberson

Religious Fiction
Springtime of the Spirit (Great War Series #3) by Maureen Lang
The Covenant (Abram's Daughters Series #1) by Beverly Lewis
The Big 5-OH! by Sandra D. Bricker
The Dead Saint by Marilyn Brown Oden
The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare
Griselda Takes Flight: A Novel of Bright's Pond by Joyce Magnin
A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman

Business & Investing
FranklinCovey Style Guide: For Business and Technical Communication by Stephen R. Covey
Power of Communication,The: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively by Helio Fred Garcia
Buy and Hedge: The 5 Iron Rules for Investing Over the Long Term by Jay Pestrichelli, Wayne Ferbert
The Truth About Successful Entrepreneurship (Collection) by Michael D. Solomon, Donna Heckler, Brian D. Till, Bruce Barringer
Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends by Buff Pelz Dormeier
Improve Your Business Communication (Collection) by Natalie Canavor, Claire Meirowitz, Terry J. Fadem, Jerry Weissman
15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning (Collection) by FT Press Delivers, Trent A. Hamm, Liz Weston, Bonnie Kirchner, Steve Weisman

Erotica
Sex Traders (Sex Slaves Series #1) by Lorie O'Clare

 

Please laurel this post if the list is useful to you.

by Eros-Ashima on ‎09-21-2012 08:02 AM

Wow, Jeremy! B&N really hit it out of the ballpark on this freebie! One of my favorite authors! Thank you for this early Christmas present and thanks also to all who post free books here. I love my Nook Color and recommend it to everyone I can.

by SamZzz on ‎09-21-2012 08:02 AM

:smileyhappy: Another download for my Nook! Thanks so much for the Free Friday selections! I've missed way too many of these, but I now have a reminder on my calendar at work so I don't miss another! Just another reason by Barnes & Noble ROCKS and makes me glad to have picked Nook over Kindle.

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎09-21-2012 08:04 AM

I love crime thrillers and have never read any of Val McDermid's books, so this is an excellent choice this week for me!  Although it is #7 in the Hill/Jordan series, according to the reviews I have read, the author quickly gets you in the loop, so not having read any of the series doesn't seem to be an issue at all.

 

Thanks Jeremy and B&N!:smileyvery-happy:

by bwildwoman3 on ‎09-21-2012 08:04 AM

Thank you for free fridays! It has really opened up my world of reading!

 

by Jude115 on ‎09-21-2012 08:07 AM

Thanks for the Free Fridays and the Recommendations!  Looking forward to reading The Retribution.

by JfroJeff on ‎09-21-2012 08:12 AM

Hey guys sorry I been away, been real busy. Finally got some time to make a list. Enjoy :smileyhappy:

 

SciFi/Fantasy

 

Aaron & Keja: Time Dragon (Orgarlan Saga: Book 1)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/aaron-keja-linda-nelson/1104561196?ean=2940011427923

 

A Circle of Iron (Eldernost: Book 1)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-circle-of-iron-greg-benage/1111647992?ean=2940033269020

 

A Chunk of Hell
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-chunk-of-hell-steven-sidor/1030517467?ean=9781429924740

 

Broken Rule
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/broken-rule-joshua-scribner/1101222095?ean=2940011290176

 

Another Man's Wife plus 3 Other Tales of Horror
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/another-mans-wife-plus-3-other-tales-of-horror-david-bernstein/11012...

 

Ashes of Dearen: Book 1
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ashes-of-dearen-book-1-jayden-woods/1110275678?ean=2940032872023

 

A.S.H.O.S. Eleven: Day One
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ashos-eleven-angelo-tsanatelis/1111648056?ean=2940033254323

 

Mystery

 

If Looks Could Kill
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-looks-could-kill-michael-blair/1004812146?ean=2940044724112

 

A Dream of Death
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-dream-of-death-harrison-drake/1110113037?ean=2940033272389

 

Murder On The Mind
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/murder-on-the-mind-l-bartlett/1101007127?ean=2940033286799

 

Irony
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/irony-robert-shroud/1107044338?ean=2940032815136


Teens

 

Sword Bearer
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sword-bearer-teddy-jacobs/1112110805?ean=2940044738256

 

Ravenous
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ravenous-erica-stevens/1111404379?ean=2940044702547

 

Zombie Island
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/zombie-island-samantha-hoffman/1111650108?ean=2940033262656

 

Kids

 

Discovery Kids Readers: Sharks
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/discovery-kids-readers-parragon-books-ltd/1111742885?ean=97817818626...

 

Mangoes, Gloves and Coconuts
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mangoes-gloves-and-coconuts-michelle-de-villiers/1021375873?ean=2940...

 

Teaching Tania - The case of the cat crimewave
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/teaching-tania-the-case-of-the-cat-crimewave-james-gault/1029298783?...

by IrishFire on ‎09-21-2012 08:21 AM

Love all the selections!!  Thank you all!!  Have a great Friday!

by jerseygalatheart on ‎09-21-2012 08:25 AM

 Hi everyone. Thanks again for the free books. Sounds good. I have found some free books this week. I hope I found some you don't have already.

 

A Family Affair Mary Campisi

The Wrecking Crew Mark Chisnell

Under the Olive Tree: A Novella Courtney Miller Santo

Watched  Cindy M. Hogan (YA)

Worlds Unseen Rachel Starr Thomson

A Soldier Reborn Dan McCarty

Iron & Wine Candace Osmond

Green Lake John Raab & Donald Allen Kirch

The Stone Arrow Richard Herley

A Perfect Madness Frank H. Marsh

Motor City Shakedown (Bright and Fletcher) Jonathan Watkinds

Valley of Death, Zombie Trailer Park William Bebb

44 Jools Sinclair

 

    HOPE YOU FIND SOME YOU LIKE. BYE

 

 

by mikesmartha on ‎09-21-2012 08:25 AM

YES!! My kind of Friday! Thanks all :smileyvery-happy:

by butterflly13 on ‎09-21-2012 08:27 AM

Happy Friday, Nice to see Jeff back.

 

Heart of Gold  by: Lacy Williams
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heart-of-gold-by-lacy-williams/1104909755?ean=2940011441622x

 

 

Chop, Chop    by: L. N.Cronk
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chop-chop-l-n-cronk/1104166678?ean=2940011444678

 

Bound   by: Kira Saito
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bound-an-arelia-larue-novel-1-ya-paranormal-romance-kira-saito/11078...

 

The Vampire Hunters Duaughter  by: Jennifer Malone Wright
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-vampire-hunters-daughter-jennifer-malone-wright/1105099040?ean=2...

 

All That Was Happy   by: M. M. Wilshire
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-that-was-happy-mm-wilshire/1102623654?ean=2940011092787

 

A Shadow From the Past   by: Sharmila Dey
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-shadow-from-the-past-sharmila-dey/1105098318?ean=2940011458668

 

Capitol Offense  by: Cheryl Bolen
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/capitol-offense-cheryl-bolen/1111398689?ean=2940033237579

 

Jennifer's Garden   by: Dianne Venetta
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jennifers-garden-venetta/1100736180?ean=2940011287404

 

September Story  by: Anna Scott Graham
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/september-story-anna-scott-graham/1110621976?ean=2940033169856

 

Someone to Belive in  by: Kathryn Shay
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/someone-to-believe-in-kathryn-shay/1103359448?ean=2940011111273

 

Denver Cereal   by: Claudia Hall Christian
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/denver-cereal-claudia-hall-christian/1100076700?ean=2940011228636

 

Victoria Gardella  by: Colleen Gleason
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/victoria-gardella-colleen-gleason-via-smashwords/1109565072?ean=2940...

by IrishFire on ‎09-21-2012 08:35 AM

Thank you guys and dolls!!!  I love Free Fridays!!

by Baste on ‎09-21-2012 08:36 AM

Thanks Jeremy, Spec, Butterflly13, Jeff, & Jerseygalatheart & any and all others that post list of finds of free books. You all are awesome. Have a great FF everyone and a great reading weekend, enjoy your new books I know I will.

by on ‎09-21-2012 09:00 AM

I found this UF read for free.  I've not read it yet, but did download to check out.

 

Death's Avatar by SM Reine

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deaths-avatar-sm-reine/1110618340?ean=2940033174157