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"Spare your soul," he ranted, "and turn your eyes from greed...."The tattoos on his arms still reading "Live by the Sword" and "Die by the Sword," Aramis Black is ready for a fresh start. Determined to set aside his violent tendencies, he opens an espresso shop in Nashville and begins to put his childhood memories behind him. The past isn't finished with him, though. One ordinary day at the shop, a man is shot before his eyes, speaking dying words to Aramis that are all too familiar.Aramis realizes that his path to freedom will demand forgiveness-forgiveness from God and forgiveness of others. Along the way, he must uncover the conspiracy behind a centuries-old mystery and the shocking truth of his mother's death. The question remains: Will Aramis be able to conquer his past, or will evil get the best of him?From the Trade Paperback edition.
[from the back cover] "They swam past gently-moving strands of seaweed and pieces of jagged coral, then Tom almost choked in horror. A shark was coming straight at him, ready to strike. Have you ever visited a shopping mall that has sharks and piranhas, a triple-loop rollercoaster, 22 waterslides, an Ice Palace, submarines, 828 stores, and a major mystery to solve? Soon after Tom and Liz Austen arrive at the West Edmonton Mall a bomber strikes and they must follow a trail that leads through the fabled splendours of the supermall... to hidden danger." The Tom and Liz Austen Mysteries are action packed, fast paced reading. Though they are about 100 pages long with short chapters, they are packed with adventure in Canada. Look for them in the Bookshare collection. #1. Murder on The Canadian, #2. Vancouver Nightmare, #3. The Ghost of Lunenburg Manor, #4. Disneyland Hostage, #5. The Kootenay Kidnapper, #6. Vampires of Ottawa, #7. Spirit in the Rainforest and #8. The Green Gables Detectives
What You Can't See Can Hurt You.Returning to the hometown of her birth parents, rebellious 23-year-old Josee Walker seeks answers to long-held questions about her childhood. Her biological father, wealthy vintner Marsh Addison, wants nothing to do with her. But a determined Kara Addison sets out to meet the child she gave up years before, despite Marsh's passionate opposition. Five Days of Hell for a Glimpse of HeavenWhen Kara disappears and her car is discovered at the bottom of a ravine, however, Marsh becomes the prime suspect. Suddenly, Marsh and Josee are forced to unite in their search for Kara-and for the truth. But there's more to their family's past than meets the eye. What could the mysterious canister that Josee found in the woods contain? What does it have to do with her mother's disappearance? When an ancient evil rouses, each member of the Addison family becomes enmeshed in a terrifying supernatural battle-one with global consequences.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Your Days Are Numbered...And Clay Ryker Knows It.Clay Ryker is a man with a dark past and an uncertain future. A failure in both business and marriage, he has come home after a decade away, hoping for a fresh start in the small Pacific Northwest town where he grew up. But Clay harbors a terrible secret, one that even those closest to him don't know. When increasingly sinister notes appear in the folds of his morning paper, Clay realizes that the truth is not so secret after all. Then people around him start dying and, with a serial killer on the loose, he discovers a terrible gift: he can foresee the timing of a person's death-his or her expiration date. As his newfound ability proves both a blessing and a curse, Clay's foreknowledge could cost more than he can bear to lose. Working with ex-cop and investigator Vince Turney, Clay has no choice but to face up to the truth of his past. Will he find the courage to overcome an unspeakable evil, one that he himself may have empowered?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. However, after seven years of marriage, he and his wife have drifted so far apart that Catherine wishes she had never married. As divorce looms, Caleb's father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment he calls "The Love Dare."
A fire burning on the sea... icy fingers in the night... a dog that won't go near its master's bedroom... strange characters... These are the mysterious components of the mystery that starts when professor Zinck invites Tom Austen and his sister, Liz to visit a haunted house.
Only groans and creaks sounded from the old building as it waited for Tom Austen to discover its secret. With a rapidly-beating heart, he approached the staircase... Juvenile mystery/thriller set in the mountains of British Columbia.
Teenage thriller about Tom Austen, who fell into an unhappy sleep aboard the Canadian train, and woke up to a horrifying scream.
During a long cold winter in his home town, young Tom Austen stumbles across some strange activity in an abandoned house.
In The Best of Evil, Aramis Black uncovered family secrets and historical conspiracies, hoping that his own dark past had come to certain resolution. But now, in the dark of night, he finds his brother unconscious and tied to a statue in Nashville's Music Row ...with the initials AX carved into his back. A shadow from his former life has reappeared, casting threats of violence and retribution. And soon the attacker is swinging his blade of self-righteous judgment directly at Aramis, calling upon him to "face his sins." Can Aramis finally break free from the guilt of his old ways... or will he succumb to the vengeance of an arrogant sociopath?From the Trade Paperback edition.
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