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A power couple, a rock musician, a resort owner and a Tahitian royal descendant discover during vacations in a South Pacific paradise that they cannot escape the realities of their lives.
Set in contemporary Northern California, this story explores the volatile connections between three damaged people, an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover, as they careen toward an explosive confrontation.
Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr, brought together by chance, formed the strongest of bonds. But now they will be punished for that love, and exiled to the outermost reaches of the universe. For Syl, this means a journey to the centre of the Illyri Empire, to the horrors of the Marque. Paul too must discover the truth about the race that rules his people. The very existence of an entire solar system has been hidden and the future of Earth itself is uncertain.
Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut, but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother and her child away, she started questioning the world around her. When Emmeline's questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the compound with her partner, David, and their baby, Elsa.
Joe O'Brien is a 44-year-old police officer, devoted husband, proud father of four adult children. Joe begins experiencing strange physical and emotional symptoms. The neurologist diagnoses Huntington's Disease. It is a neurodegenerative disease with no cure, and is genetic. As Joe's symptoms worsen, he struggles to maintain his identity and sense of purpose. Each family member must reexamine their values and relationships as they learn to lead lives not defined by fear, but instead, by love.
"From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels--a new, stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer--the perfectly sympathetic antihero--that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love. This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented "fixer" whose unexpected capacity for love is as far-reaching as his talent for murder. He works for Oslo's crime kingpin, "fixing" anyone who causes him trouble. But it's becoming clear to Olav that the more you know about your boss's business, the more your boss might want you fixed yourself, especially if you've fallen in love with his wife..."-- Provided by publisher.
While her brother, Ellis, and his friend try to find the Loch Ness monster in an attempt to get back into her father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening.
A groundbreaking guide for women of all ages that shows women's inherent moodiness is a strength, not a weakness.
The Spanish Civil War engaged an extraordinary number of exceptional artists and writers. Paralleling the writing and art, the war spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology. New aircraft, new weapons, new tactics all emerged in the war in Spain. The Spanish Civil War served as a test bed for World War II. This book is a dramatic, richly-detailed work of narrative history containing the powerful and interwoven stories of the reporters, writers, and doctors who witnessed the atrocities.
Follows the exploits of two brothers bound by more than blood who discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny.
Candice Bergen shares the big events: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom.
Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother's Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it's dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the forbidden occult underground and Sandrine's deepest desires.
Stone Barrington travels to Wichita to take possession of his long-awaited Citation M2, and is pleasantly surprised to find that the delivery pilot is a gorgeous woman who's soon moving to New York and is available for a closer acquaintance. Meanwhile, Stone is extended an invitation to a secret and private club, open to only the most exclusive membership.
November, 1943. Weary of his desk job in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time daydreaming stories that are much more exciting than his life. When Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet to finalize the D-Day invasion, Fleming is tipped off that Hitler's top assassin has infiltrated the conference. As he works to find the assassin, Fleming must accept that betrayal can come from the most unexpected places, and that daydreams can be eerily close to real life.
On one evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy. He is the victim with the most dangerous knowledge, including confidential passwords and codes that are used to program the drones. If revealed, his kidnappers could reprogram the drones to strike targets within the United States. Jon Smith and the Covert-One team begin a worldwide search to recover the officials, but as the first kidnapping victims are rescued, they show disturbing signs of brainwashing or mind-altering drugs. Smith's investigation leads him to Fort Detrick, where a researcher, Dr. Laura Taylor, had been attempting to create a drug to wipe memory from soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. But Dr. Taylor's research was suspended almost a year ago when she was placed in a mental institution. Now, if Smith doesn't figure out the brainwashing drug and track down the kidnapped Nick Rendel, the kidnappers will soon have the power to carry out drone strikes anywhere in the world.
When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would do under similar circumstances--names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea to offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and discover everyone's secrets--even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?
A year ago Travis McKinley, an unknown golfing amateur, shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he makes his living playing golf in paradise, and everything should be perfect--but Travis can't shake the feeling that he's a fraud, an impostor who doesn't deserve his success. Then Travis blows a tournament and is suspended for assaulting another player. His family and friends are shocked, and Travis realizes he needs to find his purpose. His quest leads him to befriend a young teenager with a passion for golf and a troubled past who teaches Travis what a miracle really looks like.
Audie was sentenced to ten years for a Texas robbery in which four people died, including two members of his own gang. Seven million dollars have never been recovered from the robbery, and everybody believes Audie knows where the money is. For a decade Audie has been beaten, stabbed, and threatened by inmates and guards, all desperate to know the secret. The day before he is due to be released, Audie suddenly vanishes. The hunt for Audie, and the money, is on. But Audie's not running to save his own life--instead, he's trying to save someone else.
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.
Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae's cold war with humanity is about to heat up, and Charles and Anna are in the crossfire.
A scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. Erin must again join with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for the lost treasure. But it has already fallen into the hands of a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall.
Detective Sunderson has fled troubles on the home front and bought himself a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. No sooner has he settled in than he realizes his new neighbors are creating even more havoc than the Great Leader did. A family of outlaws, armed to the teeth, the Ameses have local law enforcement too intimidated to take them on. Then Sunderson's cleaning lady, a comely young Ames woman, is murdered, and black sheep brother Lemuel Ames seeks Sunderson's advice on a crime novel he's writing, which may not be fiction. Sunderson must struggle with the evil within himself and the far greater, more expansive evil of his neighbor.
Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, 'Sisi,' Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister's groom. Franz Joseph reneges on his earlier proposal and declares his intention to marry Sisi instead.
Back in the bad old days, in mid-nineties New York, seven young cops fresh to police work were given a ticket to ride in one of the worst precincts of the East Bronx. They became The Wild Geese, a tight-knit crew of mavericks, looking out for each other and their 'family' of neighborhood locals. Within five years, all the WG had moved on. Now only a hard-core of five remain in contact, crossing paths in life and work.
Phillip Connors returns with the story of what drove him up to the tower in the first place: the wilderness years he spent reeling in the wake of a family tragedy. This is an unforgettable account of grappling with a shattered sense of purpose, from his family's failing pig farm in Minnesota to a crack-addled Brooklyn neighborhood to the mountains of New Mexico, where he puts the pieces of his life back together.