London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The "slow horses," as they?re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. Maybe they messed up an op badly and can't be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle--not unusual in this line of work. One thing they all have in common, though, is they all want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there--even if it means having to collaborate with one another. Now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade's circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets that seem to lead back to a man named Alexander Popov, who is either a Soviet bogeyman or the most dangerous man in the world. How many more people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
A portrait of the Victorian-era writer and Anglo-Florentine colony doyenne includes coverage of her work for the London Times, achievements as an avid agriculturalist and relationships with such contemporaries as Mark Twain and Bernard Berenson.
Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Virga outlines a series of case studies with domestic and exotic animals that demonstrate how perceiving the world from the perspectives of animals can enrich human appreciation for life, improve relationships and reorder personal values.
Justin is from a family of successful property developers. Phoebe has come to China buoyed with hope, but her dreams are shattered within hours as the job she has come for seems never to have existed. Gary is a successful pop artist, but his fans and marketing machine disappear after a bar-room brawl. Yinghui has businesses that are going well but must make decisions about her life. And then there is Walter, the shadowy billionaire, ruthless and manipulative, ultimately alone in the world.
What should have been a routine prisoner pickup turns ugly for Longarm when the young offender's father has no intention of letting his son go to Denver for trial, putting a bounty on the lawman's head.
After a car crash leaves their friend Marcus dead and his wife Sarah in a coma, Ana and James are shocked to discover that they have become the legal guardians of a 2 1/2-year-old, Finn. Finn's crash-landing in their lives throws into high relief deeply rooted, and sometimes long-hidden, truths about themselves, both individually and as a couple.
"Remember Christmas at home with our newest collection of festive recipes, merry-making tips and warm holiday memories"--Cover.
Billy's ongoing after-death communications take his sister on an unprecedented journey into the bliss and wonder of life beyond death -- Provided by the publisher.
"Leah is a child from Away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice. Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on--there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man. Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter...or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion that a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does. While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah's paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man's heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone's lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice: Will they cling to what they know...or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?"-- Page  of cover.
"Use this art-game as a warm-up, a bulldozer for creative-block or a daily sketching exercise to generate a stockpile of inspired beasties, heroes, costumes, weapons, and other never-before-dreamt creations, It all starts with a roll, a word, and your imagination.
The Authority, a team of former Stormwatch Black members, get the job done no matter what the cost, heroes in only the strictest sense of the word. Ruthless and unforgiving, the insanely powerful superhumans face down countless menaces to Earth.
"High-powered businessman Cameron Shaw doesn't believe in love?until he falls head over heels for beautiful, passionate, and intensely private Martina. She's perfect in so many ways, immediately bonding with his little girl. Martina could be his future bride and a delightful stepmother, if only Cameron weren't blinded by his belief that Shelly, the gold-digging woman he's promised to marry, is pregnant with his child. No matter how much his friends protest his upcoming marriage to Shelly, Cameron knows he has a duty to his children, so he's determined to see it through. Will he find out in time that Shelly's lying and Marti's the one who's actually carrying his child? It'll come down to the day of his wedding. After choosing Shelly over Marti at every turn, will he convince Marti she's his world and the only woman he wants?"--From publisher description.
Left penniless and shattered by devastating secrets revealed in the aftermath of her seemingly successful lawyer husband's sudden death, Georgia rallies herself to pursue a new relationship and support her two daughters.
Two refugee children are relocated to Australia and taken in by an old woman who wants nothing to do with them.
"White lion conservationist Linda Tucker describes her perilous struggle to protect the sacred white lion from the merciless trophy-hunting industry"-- Provided by publisher.
"A comprehensive account of Jackie Robinson's life and career, focusing on the events surrounding the shattering of the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball. Discusses his life after baseball, his influential position in the civil rights movement, and his enduring legacy as a racial pioneer. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more"--Provided by publisher.
"Spanning from the arctic to the tropics, from large-scale views of Australia's barrier reef to close-up images of sea turtles, 'Man and sea' is a compelling, entirely unique journey through a fascinating world. Aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the world's oceans, while the text covers the sea's critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains. Inspiring interviews of some of the world's most respected researchers and activists also offer cutting-edge insight into the many challenges, such as overfishing and pollution, facing the oceans today. Explores the critical and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean"--From publisher description.
A midlife crisis forces forty-something media exec, Matthew Harris on a hectic and hilarious quest to figure out what his life is all about.