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After Israel declares war on Iran, CIA operative David Shirazi infiltrates the Iranian regime and intercepts information indicating that two Iranian nuclear warheads have been moved to a secure and undisclosed location.
Against the rich landscape of Bella Vista, Tess begins to discover a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family, of the warm earth beneath her bare feet. A world where family comes first and the roots of history run deep. A place where falling in love is not only possible, but inevitable.
On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. Ursula dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she?
The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts form what seems likely to be a lifelong friendship. Decades later the bond remains, but so much else has changed. The creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel one through life at age thirty, and in adulthood not everyone can sustain what seemed to be their adolescent specialness. Jules Handler, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. But her two best friends, now married to each other, become shockingly successful - true to their initial artistic dreams.
Charlie Hood struggles with the moral challenges of arresting his late love's cartel-connected son, Bradley Jones, while the enigmatic Mike Finnegan uses his unsettling knowledge to infiltrate both of their lives.
In charming, beautiful, and wealthy old-South Savannah, Georgia, the local bad boy is shot dead inside of the opulent mansion of a gay antiques dealer, and a gripping trial follows.
"Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home, frightening off the list of men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all, Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title, a completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother"--From publisher description.
The Wheel is turning, and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world. Working from notes, scenes, and an outline left by Robert Jordan when he died in 2007, and consulting with Jordan's widow, who edited all of Jordan's books, fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson has completed the vision Jordan left behind.
In Alberta, Canada, an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site, and at the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her a dreadful reason to suspect this may become her next case. Then, with shocking speed, events begin to unfold. A body recovered from Boston Harbor reveals bizarre trace evidence hinting of a link to other unsolved cases that seem to have nothing in common. Who is behind all this? And whom can Scarpetta trust? Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, are both unhappy with her because of personnel changes at the CFC, and her niece Lucy has become even more secretive than usual. Scarpetta fears she just may be on her own this time--against an enormously powerful and cunning enemy who seems impossible to defeat.--Publisher.
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the 'black box,' the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case -- but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida. A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be. What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident...and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.
For Hannah Shapiro, a young American student, the nightmare began in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private -- the world's most exclusive detective agency -- saved her from a horrific death. Now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London. In London, young women are being abducted and their bodies found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro. Working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds. Private may be the most advanced detection agency in the world... but can they catch a predator who rivals London's most elusive killer ever?
After a slow summer, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back into the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions, has mysteriously vanished after an emergency appendectomy. Solving the case is harder than she imagined and to make sure the rent is paid she takes on a second job protecting her mentor Ranger from a deadly special forces adversary.
Mma Ramotswe has been engaged to Mr. J.L.B Matekoni for quite some time, and still they have no wedding date. But she doesn't want to be too pushy, for Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has much on his mind. Mma Potokwani, who runs the orphan farm, has tricked him into a parachute jump to benefit charity.
Hollywood star Chad Perry is causing quite a stir in the Valley. But when Chad is linked to an old crime, the P.I. duo of Chet and Bernie must sniff out the truth, even if it means tangling with Chad's cat Brando.
Jane Austen's lively, humorous, and ultimately timeless tale of proper English society, unspoken intentions, and true love finally found.
Caren Gray manages Belle Vie, a sprawling antebellum plantation deep in Louisiana where the past and the present coexist uneasily. Outside the gates, an ambitious corporation has laid siege to the generations-old sugarcane farms, buying up land and replacing locals with illegal laborers. Tensions mount when a migrant worker's body is found in a shallow grave on the edge of the property, and as the investigation gets under way, the list of suspects begins to grow. Certain the police are on the wrong path, Caren treads into dangerous territory, pursuing the truth about Belle Vie's history and her own, and unearths startling facts about a very old mystery -- one that an increasingly desperate killer will stop at nothing to keep buried.
Suffering public contempt after the Metropolitan Police's failure to capture Jack the Ripper, Walter Day, a member of Victorian London's recently formed "Murder Squad," partners with Scotland Yard's first forensic pathologist to track down a killer who is targeting their colleagues.
Scotland's most laconic and low-tech policeman, Hamish MacBeth, is back and this time he must investigate the death of a gentle lady.
The story of Bertie and his family continues in this sixth installment alongside the familiar cast of favorites--Big Lou, Domenica, Angus Lordie, Cyril and others--in their daily pursuit of a little happiness.
As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay -- with our hero, Officer Nestor Camacho, on board -- Tom Wolfe is off and running headlong into the only city in the world where people from a different country with a different language and a different culture have taken over at the ballot box. This melting pot is full of hard cases who just won't melt, damn it: a Cuban mayor; a black police chief; a hot young reporter and a timid editor of the Miami Herald, both WASPs who went to Yale; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist who keeps his lovely Latina nurse, Magdalena, in his bed and his star patient, a porn-addicted billionaire, on a string; a status-addled Haitian professor who thinks he's really French and wants his pale-skinned daughter, Ghislaine, to "pass" and his Creole-spouting son to be quiet. Then there are the clueless collectors who "See it! Like it! Buy it!", spending tens of millions per minute on de-skilled art at Miami Art Basel; black drug dealers colliding with Cuban cops; Columbus Day Regatta "spectators" who only have eyes for the annual après-race orgy; and "Active Adult" condos full of yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers; not to mention a nest of shady Russians.
It is the story of the lives and loves of two Dashwood sisters who pursue love and happiness around the pillars of genteel society.